Friday, May 4, 2012

All-Star lineup set for Celebration of Heroes Concert, May 27th

While Memorial Day Weekend heralds in the unofficial beginning of the summer season each year, it is also - ideally - a time to pay tribute to those who have and continue to serve our country.

This year, the Wildwoods will host the Celebration of Heroes Festival over the the holiday weekend - a three-day  "salute America's military service men and women, veterans and first responders."

Events will include free and ticketed live concerts, celebrity entertainment, sports events and activities, an outdoor food festival, fireworks, U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Graduation ceremony, interactive experiences, and a Military Procession/Remembrance Ceremony.

The festival will be highlighted by a USO-style variety show/concert on Sunday night, May 27th at the Wildwoods Convention Center, hosted by Saturday Night Live alumnist Joe Piscopo, who will perform with his 17-piece orchestra.

The lineup for the show has been finalized, and will include:

* Grammy winner Lee Greenwood ("God Bless the USA")
* Michael Longoria (original cast member of the Broadway hit The Jersey Boys)
* Miss America 2012 - Laura Kaeppeler
* American Idol finalists Michael Sarver and Haley Scarnato

Tickets start at $25 and are now available through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or

For additional information on the concert and a complete Celebration of Heroes Festival schedule of events, visit , or call 609-729-9000 or 800-992-9732.

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