Friday, February 28, 2014

9th Annual Sensational Spring Weekend Celebration Returns to the Wildwoods on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26

Scheduled headliner performances celebrating music from the 60s, 70s & 80s include Jefferson Starship, Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad) & Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels


The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce presents the 9th Annual Sensational Spring Weekend Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26 in the Wildwoods – a two-day celebration paying tribute to 60s and 70s Rock ‘n Roll music.

The fun begins Friday night, April 25, inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with a Dance Party featuring the David Christopher Band, guaranteed to get everyone moving and grooving to classic oldies from the 60s, 70s and early 80s. The Dance Party takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. and admission is $15 per person.

Saturday, April 26 will feature an afternoon of outdoor fun and music during the FREE Sensational Spring Street Fair at Fox Park, located across from the Wildwoods Convention Center on Ocean Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Street Fair will include live entertainment throughout the day, a classic car show, a Doo-Wop ‘50s Bus Tour and a variety of vendors offering oldies memorabilia, merchandise, many delicious food options and much more.

Saturday evening at 7 p.m., the weekend’s featured event – the Sensational Spring Concert – will take place in the Oceanfront Arena at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The star-studded musical line-up for the night includes Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels (“Devil With the Blue Dress On”, Sock It To Me-Baby”, ” Jenny Take a Ride”, “Good Golly Miss Molly”), Mark Farner formerly of Grand Funk Railroad (We’re An American Band”, “Some Kind Of Wonderful”, “Heartbreaker”, “I’m Your Captain”) and Jefferson Starship celebrating their 40th Anniversary (“Somebody to Love”, “White Rabbit”, “Volunteers”, “Jane”).Ticket 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, Wildwood or call 609-729-4000. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster at, all Ticketmaster locations or 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, 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’ Morey’s Piers was named in 2014 among the Top 10 Piers by Coastal Living. In 2013 the Wildwoods were also recognized 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 by 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 were 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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