Monday, August 12, 2013

Calling All Future Rock Stars: Morey's Piers to Host "King of the Boards" Band Competition at [artBOX] on Sept. 1st


Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks, located on the boardwalk of Wildwoods, NJ, has teamed up with School of Rock to host “The King of the Boards” battle of the bands competition on Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 1:00pm to 9:00pm.

Regional musicians, ages 21 years, or younger are invited to audition for spot at Morey’s Piers’ first-ever amateur band competition held at artBOX, the new 10,000 square foot interactive artists’ colony crafted from 11 re-purposed shipping containers on Adventure Pier located at Spencer Avenue and the Boardwalk. 

Up to 25 bands will rock out in front of a live audience and panel of judges for the chance to be crowned “The King of the Boards” and win $1,000 cash and $500 in prizes. Runners up will also be awarded prizes.

To participate, all interested music groups must submit an audition video via email to School of Rock at by August 20th. 

Registration is $40.00 per band member and includes a full-day Morey’s Piers ride wristband with access to all three piers and two waterparks for each participating member of the group. For further information on how to audition, registration details, and rules, visit

"If you are in a band, just formed one, or putting one together for this event, Morey’s Piers is the perfect venue to showcase your talent,” said Michael Morpurgo, owner of School of Rock.
Since mid-June, top bands from School of Rock, a performance program for young musicians ages 7-18, have performed evening concerts at Morey’s Piers’ artBOX.

School of Rock groups from around the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area showcase a variety of music genres from Rock n’ Roll and Indy Rock, to a playlist of original songs, and will continue to play throughout the remainder of the summer. For a list of scheduled performances, visit
“We’ve seen an extraordinary mix of young talent perform at artBOX this summer,” added Jack Morey, second-generation partner of Morey’s Piers. “The King of the Boards promises to be live music at its best…it’s the perfect finale to a very rock n’ roll inspired season at Adventure Pier.”
The School of Rock takes students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. It teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, drums and combines weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.

To date School of Rock students have played thousands of concerts, to more than 100,000 people, at such legendary venues as CBGB's, The Trocadero, The Knitting Factory, The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Experience Music Project, The Big Easy and BB King's Blues Club in Times Square.

For more information on Morey’s Piers, visit


About Morey’s Piers

Morey’s Piers, located on the boardwalk in the Wildwoods, New Jersey is a classic seaside amusement park, family owned and operated since 1969. Voted the third best seaside amusement park in the world by Amusement Today, Morey’s Piers has over 100 rides and attractions spanning over eighteen acres along six beach blocks and includes three amusement piers and two beachfront waterparks. Convenient to the major population centers of the Northeast, yet a world apart, Morey’s Piers along with Morey Resorts combines the pure joy of an amusement park, the sights and sounds of a classic boardwalk, outstanding accommodations, together with the rhythm of beach life. Visit them at Surfside Pier, featuring the Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Beach Club at 25th Avenue, Mariner’s Landing Pier, featuring Raging Waters Waterpark at Schellenger Avenue, and Adventure Pier at Spencer Avenue. For more information, visit or phone (609) 522-3900 or like us on Facebook. You can also follow us on Twitter and YouTube.

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