Holiday Weekend Features Lee Greenwood Concert and Labor Day Run
By MediaWize, OCNJDAILY
Country music singer-songwriter Lee Greenwood will join the Ocean City Pops for a special concert at the Ocean City Music Pier at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.
Greenwood holds a special place in the hearts of Ocean City residents and visitors, because his 1984 hit “God Bless the U.S.A.” has been a part of the daily Boardwalk flag-raising ceremony every summer for more than 20 years.
He will make his debut with the Ocean City Pops and perform hits such as “IOU” and “Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands,” along with a few surprises.
The Pops’ 2022 season continues at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 with “Three Tenors Return.” This unique mix of singers – two from opera and one from musical theater – creates one of the most compelling “tenors” shows in the country.
For tickets to both Pops shows, visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111 or stop by the welcome centers at City Hall, the Route 52 causeway or the Music Pier Box Office.
Ocean City will celebrate Labor Day with its 31st annual Labor Day Race on the beach at 23rd Street on Monday, Sept. 5. The beach runs include a 5-mile race on the beach from 23rd Street to 46th Street and back, along with a 1-mile health walk/run and a 1-mile kids’ course. The races start at 9 a.m., and race-day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.ocnj.us/OCNJ-LABOR-DAY-RACE.
COMING UP IN SEPTEMBER
Street Rod Show (Sept. 10): Classic cars on display on the Boardwalk from noon to 4 p.m.
Ocean City Pops Presents Rock & Radio (Sept. 10): Featuring the biggest pop songs of all time. Tickets available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or 609-399-6111.
9/11 Remembrance Ceremony (Sept. 11): 6 p.m. outside Ocean City Fire Department headquarters (550 Asbury Avenue).
Corvette Show (Sept. 11): More than 350 cars exhibited from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Ocean City Boardwalk.
Ocean City Walk to Defeat ALS (Sept. 17): Two-mile walk raises funds to support patient services and research. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and walk starts at 10 a.m. Call 215-664-4143.
Ocean City Airport Festival (Sept. 17): Annual festival at the Municipal Airport (26th and Bay Ave.) features a ground display of unusual and classic airplanes and a parachute jump from Team Fastrax. Festival runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ocean City Pops Presents Maestro Vince Lee at the Keys (Sept. 17): The Ocean City Pops ends the 2022 season with Maestro Vince Lee leading the Pops in a jam-packed lineup of piano favorites. Tickets available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or 609-399-6111.
Parachute Pyrotechnic Show (Sept. 17): An 8 p.m. show includes the Team Fastrax parachute team creating a dazzling display of lights and pyrotechnics for spectators on the ground. The show is viewable along the entire Boardwalk with the landing area on the beach at Seventh Street.
Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow (Sept. 18): Some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world put on a display starting at 1 p.m. and best viewed from the beach and Boardwalk from Fifth Street to 14th Street.
MS City to Shore Ride (Sept. 24-25): About 7,000 cyclists raise millions of dollars through a two-day charity ride from Philadelphia area to Ocean City and back. For more information, call 1-800-445-BIKE or visit https://mssociety.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=997.