Summer ends on a high note with Sea.Hear.Now festival

Posted: Updated:

The summer is ending, but thousands will head to Asbury Park this weekend for one last hurrah.

The Sea.Hear.Now music and surfing festival is expected to bring tens of thousands of people for the second-straight year. The festival will be headlined by New Jersey-based The Lumineers and Dave Matthews Band.

Dani Munoz came from Washington, D.C. to celebrate her birthday by seeing some of her favorite groups.

“It has all my favorite things, so surfing and some really great music,” she says. “I have a tattoo from one of the bands.”

The festival features two stages on the beach near Convention Hall and a third in Bradley Park. Officials say that they expected 35,000 people each day of the festival.

This is the last weekend of the summer and temperatures are expected to be in the 80s. Officials say that anyone coming to Asbury Park to enjoy the beach and boardwalk should be prepared for traffic and limited parking.

Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn says that the public should expect it to be similar to Fourth of July traffic -- “Which means you’re going to be driving around, looking for parking,” she says.

Quinn says that the city is urging people to take public transportation or be dropped off. There are numerous streets closed in the festival area. The beach will also be off limits north of Convention Hall. Only concert ticket holders will be allowed, as this is where the performances will take place.

“We've gotten…a couple of concerns from people worried about not being able to get on the north end of the beach and we're hopefully, maybe going to address that next year,” Quinn says.

The festival is sold out except for a few VIP tickets. It is open from 12 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

More information about the festival and what is and is not allowed in the venue can be found on the Sea.Hear.Now website.

  • New Jersey SlideshowsGalleriesMore>>

  • Your Oct. 16 storm photos

    Your Oct. 16 storm photos

    Storm photos Oct. 17Storm photos Oct. 17
    Storm photos Oct. 17Storm photos Oct. 17
    Heavy right and high winds swept through the tri-state area due to a large coast storm on the night of Oct. 16. Here are your photos from the storm.
    Heavy right and high winds swept through the tri-state area due to a large coast storm on the night of Oct. 16. Here are your photos from the storm.
  • Yankees in the 2019 Playoffs

    Yankees in the 2019 Playoffs

    New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston.New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston.
    New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston.New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Houston Astros during the 10th inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Houston.
    Photos on the field of the New York Yankees in the 2019 American League Division Series vs. the Minnesota Twins.
    Photos on the field of the New York Yankees in the 2019 American League Division Series vs. the Minnesota Twins.
  • Guide: New Jersey Breweries

    Guide: New Jersey Breweries

    Looking to check out brewery this summer? There are many breweries across the state for beer-lovers to visit. Check out our list for breweries in your area. 

    Looking to check out brewery this summer? There are many breweries across the state for beer-lovers to visit. Check out our list for breweries in your area. 

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."