A good band is always in sync, which is why it's so fun to watch them eat soup together. Feel the rhythm with this GrouponLive deal.
- $19 for two general-admission tickets to one of the available concerts (up to $40 value)
- $35 for four general-admission tickets to one of the available concerts (up to $80 value)
- Where: The Stone Pony
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- For a night of dancing, truckin', and tied-dyed revelry with a band that eats, speaks, and breathes the Grateful Dead, see: Splintered Sunlight (Friday, June 6 at 10 p.m.)
- For a Jersey roots-rock favorite who's played with The Boss and written hits for Brantley Gilbert and Kid Rock, see: John Eddie (Saturday, July 5, at 7 p.m.)
- For authentic cow-punk, drinking songs, fighting songs, and drinking and fighting songs from what might be Texas's most famous alt-country group, see: Old 97's with special guest Tommy Stinson of The Replacements (Thursday, July 24, at 8 p.m.)
- For a recreation of famous Led Zeppelin gigs ripe with bowed guitars, tectonic drum solos, and Robert Plant-esque vocal histrionics, see: Led Zeppelin 2 (Thursday, August 7, at 8 p.m.)
- For a chill evening with a mustachioed singer-songwriter-surfer and Jack Johnson BFF, see: Donovan Frankenreiter (Saturday, August 9, at 8 p.m.)
- For the feeling that your spirit has left your body to hitchhike to Bonnaroo, check out: the funk, soul, and blues grooves of jam-band extraordinaire JJ Grey & MOFRO (Saturday, August 16, at 8 p.m.)
The Stone Pony
To call The Stone Pony a rock venue would be like calling Mount Rushmore a rock. Because the world has plenty of rock venues, but very few of have the history, the mystique, and the clout of this scrappy Asbury Park bar. On any given day, tourists can be found posing for pictures in front of its iconic entrance, and any touring band worth its weight in rock salt clamors for a chance to shuffle on its stage.
Of course, much of The Stone Pony's status comes from a fella named Bruce Springsteen, who helped put the place on the map in May of 1976 when he sat in on a performance from Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. The Boss only played on one song—a raucous rendition of Sam Cooke's "Having a Party"—but that's all it took to build a legend, and that song became the unofficial anthem of the Pony and the surrounding beach community. A few years later, an unknown rocker named Jon Bongiovi found his audience, and a new spelling of his name, at The Stone Pony.
Through the decades, the club has persevered, magnetically attracting fresh talent and audiences through its partnership with Live Nation, the world's largest concert promoter. Considering the millions of fans and musicians whose lives were changed within its magic walls, one could easily call The Stone Pony the Mount Rushmore of rock venues.