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Ocean City Happenings: Get Ready for Spring Events and Richard Thompson

Ocean City Happenings: Get Ready for Spring Events and Richard Thompson

With the arrival of spring a little more than a month away, Ocean City is planning a full calendar of special events. Registration is now open for vendors, contestants and participants as the 2019 season kicks off.

March 30 – Sports Memorabilia Show: Collectors from the region will showcase sports cards and memorabilia at the Ocean City Music Pier. Vendors interested in participating can get more information from Lauren Sopko at

April 6-7 – OC Con Comic Book & Memorabilia Show: Ocean City’s tribute to comics and memorabilia returns to the Music Pier. Registration is open to artists, vendors, cosplayers and “superhero” runners and obstacle course racers. Visit www.ocnjcon.comfor complete information.

April 13 – Doo Dah Parade: “I Dream of Jeannie” star Barbara Eden will lead this year’s parade as grand marshal. Individuals, groups, businesses and any other comic entries are invited to participate in the parade by signing up at

April 13 – Mr. Mature America Pageant: The pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13 on the Ocean City Music Pier. The event is the first and only pageant of its kind in the United States. The pageant includes competition in talent, judge’s interview, poise and appearance, and on-stage question. Registration is now open for any contestant 55 or older who would like to participate. Visit more information and to sign up as a contestant.

Richard Thompson and Joan Osborne Join 2019 Concert Series

Richard Thompson, a legendary guitarist and songwriter, will perform songs from a career of more than five decades in a newly announced concert June 25 at the Ocean City Music Pier. The concert also will feature opening act Joan Osborne. Tickets for the show are on sale now. For more information and ticket links, visit

The lineup for the rest of the Summer Concert Series at the Ocean City Music Pier is already taking shape. The series brings a wide variety of contemporary performers to the stage in Ocean City with most concerts on Monday nights. Tickets are on sale for the following:

  • BUDDY GUY: Legendary blues guitarist and singer. Monday, June 24 – 7 p.m.
  • HAPPY TOGETHER 2019: 10-Year Anniversary Tour starring The Turtles, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV and The Cowsills. Sunday, June 30 – 7 p.m.
  • BOZ SCAGGS: Out of The Blues Tour 2019. Monday, July 1 – 7 p.m.
  • ALLMAN BETTS BAND: The sons of legendary Allman Brothers Band members Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley perform both new music and Allman Brothers Band classics. Monday, July 8 – 7 p.m.
  • KILLER QUEEN: The Premier Tribute to Queen. Monday, July 15 – 7 p.m.
  • LOU GRAMM WITH ASIA: The voice behind Foreigner performs the band’s classic hits. Opening act is Asia. Monday, Aug. 5 – 7 p.m.