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Car Shows and Doo Wop Project Highlight Ocean City Weekend 9/8/21

Former ‘Brady Bunch’ Star Barry Williams to Greet Fans

Street rods and other classic cars will be on display on the Ocean City Boardwalk during the annual Street Rod Show on Saturday, Sept. 11. Street rods are classic cars (1991 or older) modified with modern parts. On Sunday, Sept. 12, it will be all Corvettes taking the spotlight.

On Saturday, classic cars and street rods will be displayed in the municipal parking lot at Fifth Street and Boardwalk from 8 a.m. to noon and will then proceed to the Ocean City Boardwalk to be displayed until 4 p.m. An awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 11) in front of the Music Pier (at Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace). Registration to participate is still open with forms available at www.ocnj.us/carshow. Day-of registration will be open until 11 a.m. at the parking lot.

 

More than 350 cars from throughout the history of Corvettes will be on display in one of the largest shows of its kind on the East Coast. The cars will be on the boardwalk between Sixth Street and 14th Street from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday (Sept. 12). For more information, call 609-457-0081 or visit facebook.com/OCNJCorvetteShow/.  

As part of the weekend festivities, tickets are on sale now for a Saturday night concert (Sept. 11) with the Ocean City Pops featuring The Doo Wop Project. This group traces the evolution of Doo Wop from the classic sound of five guys singing tight harmonies on a street corner to the biggest hits on the radio today. The Ocean City Pops will feature the Doo Wop Project and take a journey from foundational tunes of groups like the Crests, Belmonts and Flamingos through their influences on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, and The Four Seasons all the way to DooWopified versions of modern musicians like Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz and Maroon 5. The show is at 7:30 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets are $35 to $45 and are available by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111 or at the Music Pier Box Office.

Barry Williams, the actor who starred as America’s most reliable big brother in the 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” will be on hand to meet and greet fans. At noon Saturday, Sept. 11, Williams will lead the parade of classic cars and street rods down the boardwalk. For $30 (cash only at the door), individuals can meet Williams and take a selfie with the former teen star who later was active in musical theater. Merchandise also will be for sale for autographs. Meet-and-greets will be limited to the first 150. He will greet fans:

  • 1:30 p.m. — 3 pm. Saturday, Sept. 11
  • 1 p.m. —  3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12

Ocean City’s annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday outside the Ocean City Fire Department headquarters (550 Asbury Avenue), where a 9/11 memorial sculpture is on display. "A Day to Remember" will include music, prayer and reflections on the memory of lives lost and on the community spirit that was renewed in the 20 years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. All are encouraged to attend and hear remarks from Ocean City Mayor Jay A. Gillian, Fire Chief James P. Smith and first responder Billio Olaschinez.

ALSO COMING UP

It’s not too early to start planning for fall fun in Ocean City. Here’s a preview of some of September’s events.

  • Ocean City Pops presents Phantom's Eryn LeCroy (Sept. 18): “Phantom of the Opera” star Eryn LeCroy makes her widely-anticipated return to the Ocean City Music. Call 609-399-6111 or visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice.
  • Parachute Pyrotechnic Show (Sept. 18): A highly trained parachute team puts on a pyrotechnic display above Ocean City’s beach and boardwalk. 8 p.m. jump with a landing on the 7th Street Beach. Viewable along the entire boardwalk.
  • Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow (Sept. 19): Thrill to some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world plus military demonstrations. 1 p.m. with best viewing from beach and boardwalk between Sixth Street and 14th Street. 
  • MS City to Shore Ride (Sept. 25-26): With 7,000 cyclists raising $5.6 million, the annual ride across southern New Jersey stops overnight in Ocean City. For more information, call 800-445-BIKE or visit mscycling.org.

OCNJ Half Marathon, 5K and 10-Mile Non-Competitive Walk/Run (Sept. 26): Premier racing events of the fall. For more information, call 609-399-6111 or visit www.ocnj.us/Race-Events.