Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Wildwoods to Host Country Music Artist and South Jersey Native Payton Taylor at Lou Booth Amphitheater - Saturday, July 26th


The Wildwoods, NJ – July 14, 2014 – Country Music Artist and Washington Township, NJ native Payton Taylor will make the Wildwoods the final stop on her tri-state Hometown Tour, performing a FREE concert at the Lou Booth Amphitheater, 2nd & Ocean Avenues in North Wildwood on Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m.

Taylor has performed through the tri-state area as part of her ‘Hometown Tour’ to sold-out crowds and packed venues.

She made the move to Nashville, TN in January 2013 to better pursue her career as a country music artist. Since then, she has been named by NBC affiliate, WSMV-TV in Nashville as one of the top three emerging female artists in country music.

She was also a featured emerging artist in both 2013 and 2014 at the Country Music Association Festival/Fan Fair in Nashville. During her ‘Hometown Tour’ Taylor said, “It just wouldn’t feel like summer without performing at some of my favorite tri-state area venues… I grew up here and discovered my passion for music here.”

The Lou Booth summer concert series traditionally hosts Doo-Wop groups, tribute artists and big bands. Lou Booth Amphitheater concert series organizer Joe Quattrone wanted to bring Payton Taylor to the venue in response to the growing number of country music fans in the North Wildwood area and to further diversify the style of music presented at the venue.

Fans in attendance will be among the first to be able to purchase Taylor’s recently released CD, entitled ‘Proud.’ The CD is a collection of six songs the 17-year-old singer/songwriter penned herself, with long-time co-writer, Joe Caliva.

“Every song on this project was written while I lived here in New Jersey, or was inspired by something here,” Taylor says. ‘Nothing seems more fitting than to make this be the place where it debuts.”

Payton Taylor’s performance is FREE to the public.

For more information, visit Taylor’s website at www.paytontaylor.com or visit the city of North Wildwood’s website at www.northwildwood.com.

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com 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 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. 

The Wildwoods have won numerous travel and tourism awards, heralding the resort for its beaches, boardwalk and attractions. The Wildwoods were named #1 Boardwalk in the nation by FamilyVacationCritic.com in 2014, 2013 and 2012; and the Wildwoods’ Morey’s Amusement Piers were named in 2014 among the Top 10 Piers by Coastal Living Magazine. In 2013 the Wildwoods were also recognized as one of the Most Awesome Boardwalks in America by BudgetTravel.com; as the Favorite Shore Town by Delaware County Daily Times readers; as the Favorite Beach and Boardwalk by NJ.com readers; the Top Family-Friendly Beach Town by NerdWallet.com; 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 FamilyVacationCritic.com 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 Home.com 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. 

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

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