Monday, September 30, 2013

10th Annual Fabulous '50s and Beyond Celebration Returns to the Wildwoods, October 18-19


The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 10th Annual Fabulous ‘50s and Beyond Weekend Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 in the Wildwoods – a two-day celebration paying tribute to the 1950s and highlighting the Wildwoods’ role in the birth of Rock ‘n Roll music.

The fun begins Friday night, October 18, inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with a Dance Party featuring the Nifty ‘50s Dance Band with David Christopher, who is guaranteed to get everyone moving and grooving to classic oldies.

The Dance Party takes place from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. and admission is $15 per person.

Saturday, October 19 will feature an afternoon of outdoor fun and music during the FREE Fabulous ‘50s Street Fair at Fox Park, located across from the Wildwoods Convention Center on Ocean Avenue from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Street Fair will include live entertainment featuring Rave On, The Johnny Cash Show and Lights Out, a tribute to Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, throughout the day.

Other attractions include a classic car show, a Doo-Wop ‘50s Bus Tour and a variety of vendors offering ‘50s memorabilia, merchandise, many delicious food options and much more. The Doo-Wop Experience Museum will also be open – where guests can view authentic ‘50s memorabilia, artifacts, room displays, unique items and the amazing i-Wall display of ‘50s history in the Wildwoods.

Saturday evening at 7 p.m., the weekend’s featured event – the Fabulous ‘50s and Beyond Concert – will take place in the Oceanfront Arena at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The star-studded musical line-up for the night will feature Lou Christie (Lightnin’ Strikes, Two Faces Have I, Juke Box Jive), Danny & The Juniors featuring Joe Terry (At The Hop,Rock & Roll Is Here To Stay), Gary Lewis & The Playboys (This Diamond Ring, Everybody Loves a Clown, She’s Just My Style), Russell Thompkins and The New Stylistics (You Make Me Feel Brand New, Rockin Roll Baby, You Are Everything), and Charlie Thomas’ Drifters (Save The Last Dance For Me, Under The Boardwalk, Up on the Roof.) 

Tickets prices are $49.50 per person for stadium seating and $65.50 per person for floor seating. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit, 3306 Pacific Avenue in Wildwood or call 609-729-4000. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster at, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling 800-745-3000.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the Wildwoods Convention Center Box Office the weekend of the event.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, or to view our complete events calendar, 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 one of the Most Awesome Boardwalks in America by; as the Favorite Shore Town by Delaware County Daily Times readers; as the Favorite Beach and Boardwalk readers; the Top Family-Friendly Beach Town by; 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 800-WW-By-Sea (800-992-9732) or visit its web site,

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