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Weekend Happenings: BBQ & the Blues at the Beach

Barbeque and the blues return to the Anglesea section of North Wildwood this weekend with the  three-day… Wildwoods’ 15th Annual New Jersey State Barbeque Championship and Anglesea Blues Festival,  Friday to Sunday, July 12th-14th.

BBQ teams from around the country will set up grills in South Jersey competing for the title of grand champion and making thousands of hungry BBQ lovers very happy.   Add a full line-up of blues music on the main stage and you begin to understand the appeal of this weekend’s festival.

But there’s a lot more going on this weekend in South Jersey.  Here are some of the highlights.
Concerts, Shows and Appearances:

Borgata: Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys and Alejandro Escovedo, Fri. 7/12

Revel: Judith Hill, The Social, Fri-Sat. 7/12-13

Tropicana: Kansas, Sat. 7/13

Borgata: Seth Myers, Music Box,(Sold Out) Sat. 7/13

Borgata: Kevin James, Event Center, (Sold Out) Sat. 7/13

Golden Nugget: Dash Berlin, Sat. 7/13

Cape May Convention Hall: Christopher Cross, Sat. 7/13

Landis Theater, Vineland: The Brooklyn Bridge, Sat. 7/13

Other fun stuff this weekend:

– Avalon: Join Lite Rock 96.9 WFPG  with CONTACT Cape-Atlantic,  holding the 33rd Annual Avalon 5 Miler on Saturday, July 13 at 8:00 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:00 a.m.  This 5 mile run and 2 mile walk begins at the Avalon Community Hall, 30th and Avalon Avenue, Avalon, NJ.  Pre-registration is $20 and same day registration is $25.

For more information, call CONTACT Cape-Atlantic at (609) 823-1850 or (609) 463-4564.  A registration form is available at    All proceeds help support CONTACT’s telephone reassurance program, which provides daily calls to the elderly and disabled (80,000 calls a year!).

– Margate: The Margate Players Present “Hairspray”, Thurs-Sun 7/11-14, P.A.C., Tighe School

– Somers Point: Free Beach Concert Series, Fri. 7/12, Morrow Memorial Beach

– EHT: Rhythm in the Park Concert, Fri. 7/12, Tony Canale Park 609-272-8120

-Atlantic City: Red, White & Blue BBQ, St Michael’s Church, Sat. 7/13 from noon to 3pm 609-334-8536

– Somers Point: Sundaes on Sunday Benefit for Alcove Center, Sun. 7/14 from noon-6pm , Kennedy Park

– Absecon: Free Concert in the Park Series, Sun. 7/14 7pm, Heritage park with Beatles tribute band



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