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Swing Band Joins O.C. Pops for Season Opener

Swing Band Joins O.C. Pops for Season Opener

By MediaWize, OCNJDaily

The Ocean City Pops Orchestra will open its 2022 summer season with a special show featuring the swing band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Ocean City Music Pier.

After 28 years, 11 records and more than 3,000 live shows, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is still going strong in its efforts to promote and revitalize swing music.

Taking inspiration from the creators of this uniquely American art form, the band’s original horn-infused music and legendary high-energy show introduces the genre to a new and younger generation, while remaining respectful of the music’s rich legacy.

The band will perform with the Ocean City Pops, which returns for a full season of concerts under the direction of Maestro Vince Lee.

Tickets for the show ($35-$45) are on sale now. Visit, call 609-399-6111 or stop by City Hall, the Roy Gillian Welcome Center or the Music Pier Box Office.

Classic cars line the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle during a vintage auto show last year.

Antique Auto Show, Gardens Yard Sale, Craft Show Highlight Weekend 

More than 300 vintage vehicles will be on display at the Antique Auto Show on the Ocean City Tabernacle’s grounds, Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25.

A Boardwalk parade will begin at 2 p.m. For more information, visit

The Ocean City Gardens Civic Association will hold its annual Yard Sale at the Cardiff Triangle (Gardens Parkway and Belfast Road) 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 25. Proceeds benefit annual scholarships.

Weekend craft shows under the loggia at the Ocean City Music Pier begin on Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Summer Concert Series Showcases Two Shows 

The 2022 Summer Concert Series at the Ocean City Music Pier includes two upcoming shows. The Led Zeppelin tribute group Get the Led Out will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, June 27.

Dave Mason plays the Music Pier on Tuesday, June 28. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the group Traffic, and his solo career includes hits like the Top 10 single “We Just Disagree.”

Visit the Ocean City Music Pier Box Office to purchase tickets (cash or check only).

Tickets on Sale For OCTC Anniversary

The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company celebrates its 15th official season this year and will kick off the summer with a production featuring performers from throughout its history. “Broadway on the OC Boardwalk” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Ocean City Music Pier.

Renowned OCTC performers will return to the Music Pier stage for an evening of Broadway hits. The local theater company has been a launching pad for careers in regional theaters, touring productions, cruise lines and Broadway.

The production will also feature the talents of the youth in OCTC educational programs. To reserve tickets ($18 to $20), visit or call 609-399-6111.