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“Market Madness” Kicks Off Season

“Market Madness” Kicks Off Season

By MediaWize, OCNJDaily

Boardwalk and downtown merchants in Ocean City will give shoppers a summer preview during the one-day Market Madness event on Saturday, March 12, at the Ocean City Music Pier.

The sale will bring together 40 different vendors under one roof and provide discounts on favorite local merchandise, goods and attractions.

Hours for the event are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food and drink will be available a la carte. Parking will be free in municipal lots adjacent to the Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace, Eighth Street and Ninth Street.

Ocean City’s Boardwalk Merchants Association and Downtown Merchants Association created the new event in 2020 as an early-season attraction. It was not held last year due to the pandemic.

Among other businesses, participating vendors on March 12 will include:

  • Surf Mall
  • Birdcage
  • Shirt Shack
  • Jilly’s
  • Sand + Stitch
  • Ocean Treasures
  • Payton Jewelry
  • Air Circus
  • Stainton’s Gallery of Shops
  • 7th Street Surf Shop
  • Making Waves
  • Bowfish Kids
  • Bella U Boutique
  • Fisherman’s Cove
  • Jewelry Hut
  • We Make It Personal
  • Jay’s Crab Shack
  • Manco and Manco
  • George’s Candy/Beach
  • Wonderland Pier
  • Playland’s Castaway Cove
  • Congo Falls
  • 9 North
  • All Campus
  • Goodies Gone Wild

Jackie Evancho is coming back to Ocean City to perform and be a part of the Night in Venice Boat Parade. (Photo courtesy City of Ocean City)


Two popular performers will return this summer to perform with the Ocean City Pops. Jackie Evancho will participate in the Night in Venice boat parade on July 23, then return the following night as the featured guest of the Ocean City Pops Orchestra on July 24. Best-selling classical artist Katherine Jenkins joins the Pops on August 21.

Since she first dazzled television audiences at the age of 10 as a runner-up on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Evancho has released a string of platinum and gold albums with sales of over 3 million. Along the way, she made history: the youngest solo platinum artist, youngest Top 5 debut artist ever in the U.K., the youngest person to give solo concert at Lincoln Center, among many other accolades. All seven of Jackie’s albums have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart.

Welsh superstar Katherine Jenkins was crowned last year as “The Biggest Selling Classical Artist of the Century” by Classic FM. She cemented that title with her 14th No. 1 album on the classical charts.

Both Evancho and Jenkins were hits in previous shows with the Ocean City Pops. Tickets for both shows will go on sale on Thursday, March 10. Both shows will be included in the season-ticket package for the Pops, which is on sale now for $375. Visit or call 609-399-6111.

Graham Nash to perform in Aug. 8. (Photo courtesy of Ocean City)


Ocean City announced Monday that Graham Nash (August 8) and Get the Led Out (June 27) will be part of the 28th season of the Music Pier Summer Concert Series. Tickets for both shows go on sale Thursday with special presales earlier in the week.

Nash has performed for almost 60 years and reached stardom as part of the Hollies and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. He will perform a mix of his group and solo hits. A staple of the Summer Concert Series, the Led Zeppelin tribute group Get the Led Out will perform only one show in the summer series this year.

The shows are presented by the City of Ocean City and the series is co-produced by BRE Presents and Rose Productions. For tickets, visit starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 10. The shows are scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier.


Monday, August 8 @ 7 p.m.

Presale: Tuesday, March 8 — Wednesday March 9, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (use code BRE)

On Sale: Thursday, March 10 at 10 a.m.


One Night Only

Monday, June 27 @ 7 p.m.

Presale: Wednesday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (use code BRE)

On Sale: Thursday, March 10 at 10 a.m.