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Real rock ‘n roll returns to Wildwoods

 

By On Deck Staff

It’s a half-century earlier in Wildwood this weekend, so you can revisit your teens (or you parents’ teens) at the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce 5th Annual Fabulous ‘50s Weekend.
The celebration runs Friday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Oct. 19.
Girls, wear your bobby sox; guys, comb your hair into a ducktail, enjoy the classic rock ‘ roll, the classic cars, and the classic good times.
Jerry Blavat hosts a ‘50s record hop, 7-11 p.m. at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased online at fabfifties.com or by calling 609-729-4000.
Saturday at 10 a.m. there’s a free Fabulous ‘50s Street Fair at Fox Park and the Wildwoods Convention Center, Burk Avenue and the Boardwalk.
That’s where you’ll see a classic car show and free musical entertainment featuring Love Affair, The Angeltones, The Mahoney Brothers and Stan Zizka’s Del Satins as well as great food and plenty of vendors.
The highlight for Saturday night is a Fabulous ‘50s Concert at the Oceanfront Arena in the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7 p.m. featuring Gary U.S. Bonds, Ben E. King, Terry Johnson’s Flamingos, The Del Vikings, and The Mahoney Brothers.
Tickets are $45 per person and may be purchased only through the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce at 3306 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, by logging onto fabfifties.com, or by calling 609-729-4000.
“Super ‘50s Sunday” lasts from noon – 3 p.m. with a free concert featuring The Mahoney Brothers and Prentiss McNeil The Debra Liso at 2nd and Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood.
In 2007 more than 25,000 people attended this weekend of Fabulous ‘50s events, and an even bigger turnout is expected this year.
The Wildwoods were a big part of the classic rock ‘n roll era, so it’s only fitting that we enjoy the island’s musical heritage, which will be on stage and on the streets all weekend.

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