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Ocean City Boardwalk Welcomes New Roadster Rally

Ocean City Boardwalk Welcomes New Roadster Rally


The Ocean City Boardwalk will be host to a new automobile event this weekend as it welcomes the first event Roadster Rally on Saturday, May 11. A variety of roadster makes and models will be on display from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Boardwalk from 6th Street to 14th Street.

A roadster is an open two-seat car with emphasis on sporting appearance or character. Initially an American term for a two-seat car with no weather protection, usage has spread internationally and now includes most two-seat convertibles.

Cars on display may include Miata, Mini Cooper, MG/MGB, Porsche, Nissan/Datsun, Audi TT, Corvette, Honda S 2000, Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky, BMW Z Series, Mercedes Benz, Fiat, Triumph, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Opel, Ford Thunderbird, Sunbeam, Toyota MR2, Karmann Ghia, Chrysler Crossfire, Austin Healy, Ferrari, AC Cobra, Morgan, Lotus, Lamborghini and Tesla.

The event is free for anybody to attend. The cars will parade onto the Boardwalk at noon and they will remain on display throughout the afternoon. For roadster owners, the rally is a chance to come together and enjoy their cars in a beautiful surrounding. For more information or to register a roadster, visit or email

Bernadette Peters will perform at the Music Pier on June 30. (Photo by Kevin Alvey from Bernadette Peters Facebook page)


Tickets are on sale now for the summer Ocean City Pops concert season that opens with special guest Bernadette Peters (June 30) and closes with the return of Kristin Chenoweth (Sept. 15).

The Music Pier also will welcome a pair of country music shows: the Oak Ridge Boys (July 31) and the Eli Young Band (August 21). Joe Conklin will return with his blend of Philadelphia-themed comedy and music (July 13).

The Ocean City Theatre Company and the Ocean City Pops will team up to present the stage musical “Grease” with shows August 6 to 15.

Online ticket sales and information on how to purchase tickets in-person are available at The following shows are currently on sale:

June 21: The Philadelphia Wind Symphony

June 30: Bernadette Peters (Pops season opener)

July 7: OC Pops Greatest Hits

The Oak Ridge Boys will make an Ocean City stop on their 2024 farewell tour. (Photo courtesy of Ocean City)

July 10: Big Broadway Bash (Pops)

July 13: Joe Conklin and the City Rhythm Orchestra

July 14: Frankie Moreno Performing the Music of Elvis (Pops)

July 18: The Jersey Tenors (Pops)

July 21: “Under the Boardwalk: Songs of Summer” (Pops)

July 28: Brandon Tomasello’s Great American Big Band (Pops)

July 31: Oak Ridge Boys

August 4: A Musical Night of Stage and Screen with Sara Maimone (Pops)

August 6-15: “Grease” Presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company and Ocean City Pops

August 11: Bill Scheible Returns with the Ocean City Pops

August 18: Star Wars and Beyond: The Musical Legacy of John Williams (Pops)

The Eli Young Band, with four No. 1 country hits, will perform at the Music Pier in August. (Photo courtesy of Ocean City)

August 21: Eli Young Band

August 28: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and 200th Birthday of “Ode to Joy”

August 31: The Strictly 60s Band

Sept. 1: Return of The Three Tenors (Pops)

Sept. 4: Maestro Lee at the Keys: Dueling Pianos (Pops)

Sept. 7: The Duprees (Pops)

Sept. 9: Symphonic Dance: The Atlantic City Ballet (Pops)

Sept. 15: Kristin Chenoweth (Pops season closer)

More information and ticket sales for the 2024 Summer Concert Series at the Music Pier featuring shows that range from the Beach Boys to a Taylor Swift tribute are available at

The Business Persons Plunge organizer John Walton holds the flag up high as he leads the marchers into the water in 2023.


MAY 19 – OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon: Quarter-mile pool swim, 2M Run/16M Bike/2M Run. Plus, a kids’ course 1/8-mile swim, 1m run/8m bike/1m run. Pool Swim 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. Run/Bike/Run starts 9 a.m.

MAY 24 – Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Persons Plunge: Participants dress in business suits, carry briefcases and march into the ocean to the strains of Pomp and Circumstance to welcome the new season. Noon at 9th Street Beach.

MAY 25 – Memorial Beach Challenge for 31 Heroes: The obstacle course challenge is a soft sand adventure race followed by a kids’ fun run. Staging at 9th Street Beach. For registration information, visit or call 856-905-0583.

MAY 27 – Memorial Day Service: 11 a.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park, between 5th Street and 6th Street on Wesley Avenue.

MAY 27 – National Moment of Remembrance: Americans, wherever they are at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute. The moment of remembrance will take place on the Boardwalk.

Bugler Greg Murphy plays Taps during the 2023 Memorial Day ceremony.