Thursday, June 20, 2013

106.3 WJSE to Present Free Summer Slam Sports and Music Festival Saturday, August 24

The official release on today's big concert announcement...


The next FREE big concert event at the Jersey Shore was announced at a Press Conference held today on the Wildwoods Boardwalk exactly one year to the date that Kenny Chesney performed here.

The 106.3 WJSE Summer Slam Sports and Music Festival will take place on Saturday, August 24 starting at 11 a.m. on the Wildwood beach between Mariner’s Landing Amusement Pier at Schellenger Avenue and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue .

The concert will feature headline bands including Fuel, whose top hits include Shimmer, Hemorrhage (In My Hands), Bad Day, and Falls on Me; as well as bands Hoobastank, Lit and Alien Ant Farm.

The Sports and Music Festival is presented by 106.3 WJSE Radio with additional sponsorships from the Philadelphia Soul, Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority,  Coors Light, the City of Wildwood, Walgreens, Svedka Vodka, and the Wildwood Special Improvement District.

This FREE concert will take place in conjunction with the Philadelphia Soul Summer Slam, now in its eighth consecutive year, and a large flag football tournament organized by the Philadelphia Sport and Social Club. The men’s 7-on-7 and co-ed 8-on-8 flag football tournament will begin at 9am on the beach. To register your team now, go to

In addition to the musical acts provided by WJSE, the 106.3 WJSE Summer Slam Sports and Music Festival will feature Coors Light beer sales, soda and food vendors, along with a silent auction table with autographed items from the Philadelphia Soul team, owner Ron Jaworski and other Philadelphia sports teams as well as interactive rides and games for kids.

The Soul will also be holding a Merchandise Blowout Sale for fans to bring home their favorite Soul gear.  In attendance will be Soul players, coaches, the Soulmates and team mascot Soulman.

Fans are invited to continue the celebration with Philadelphia Soul players and Soulmates at the post event party at the Boardwalk Bar and Grill (3500 Atlantic Ave) from 7-9 p.m.  Food and drink specials will be available.

“The Soul has been a great friend of our stations and the entire City of Wildwood for many years,” said Coastal Broadcasting’s owner and president Bob Maschio. “We are excited to leverage the success of our new station, WJSE, New Jersey’s only alternative rock station, to bring in top notch musical acts and create a phenomenal event for Soul fans, Wildwood residents and tourists.”

“Summer Slam has always been a great event,” said Soul Vice President/COO John Adams.  “Partnering with WJSE takes Soul Summer Slam to another level and will prove to be an amazing end of season event for our fans while introducing the Soul to potential new fans”

“We are so excited to be a sponsor of the 106.3 WJSE Summer Slam Sports and Music Festival this summer,” John Siciliano, Executive Director/CFO for GWTIDA explained. “The Kenny Chesney concert last summer was a big hit, so being able to be a part of bringing another free concert to the Wildwoods with headliners like Fuel, Hoobastank, Lit and Alien Aunt Farm is another opportunity for us to showcase the Wildwood’s beach as a premier concert venue,” he continued.

Although the concert is free, you must have a ticket to enter the concert area. A limited amount of tickets will be available through, and Those tickets will be made available on July 1. Philadelphia Soul season ticket holders will also receive a ‘presale’ for concert tickets.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.        

About the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) was formed in 1993 to consolidate the tourism economy of its three founding municipalities: Wildwood, Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood. The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions.

The Wildwoods were selected in 2013 as the Favorite Beach by readers; and as One of America’s Top 10 U.S. Tourist Towns by families voting in FamilyFun magazine. They were also named “Best Beaches in New Jersey” in the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 Top Ten New Jersey Beaches public survey, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Wildwoods’ beaches were also named “Best Beach for Family Vacations,” “Best Beach for Tourism,” “Best Beach for Events,” “Best Beach for Eco-Tourism” and “Best Beach for Day Trips” in the same surveys. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by in 2012; and Smarter Travel also named the Wildwoods Boardwalk, one of “Americas Best Boardwalks.” The 2012 list of “15 Destinations on the Rise” for TripAdvisor included the Wildwoods, and voted the Wildwoods one of “Americas Top 10 Scenic Seasides of the Summer.” In addition, the Wildwoods were voted “Best Town” in the 2009 and 2011 PHL-17 Philly Hot List, Jersey Shore Edition contest; and was one of Sherman’s Travel’s “Top Ten American Boardwalks” for two years in a row.

The Tourism Authority operates the Wildwoods Convention Center and acts as the island’s destination marketing organization overseeing the development, research, planning, marketing, advertising, promotion, public and media relations encompassing the tourism, meeting and convention industry in the Wildwoods. Additionally, the Authority funds, assists with and hosts more than 180 annual special events to enhance the visitor experience and extend the tourism season, including the Beach Monster Mash Truck Races, Family Nights On The Boardwalk, Friday Night Fireworks, the New Jersey State Barbeque Championships and Anglesea Blues Festival, Classic Car Shows, the International Kite Festival, Irish and Italian Festivals and the National Marbles Tournament, among others. 

For more information about the Wildwoods, contact the GWTIDA at 1-800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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