Sundays on St. John's /Pat Guadagno & Connor Myers
Sunday, September 20, 2020
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
St. John's Island, Sunset Park
Grand Avenue Bridge, Sunset Lake, Asbury Park, NJ, USA
Asbury Park Music Foundation's new fall series Sundays on St. John's. is proud to announce a performance by rising new country star Connor Myers and local favorite Pat Guadagno. Show time is 3-5pm.
This series offers an intimate, acoustic show on St. John's Island, located in Sunset Lake off Grand Avenue between Fifth and Sunset Avenues in Asbury Park. Proceeds from ticket sales, snacks, water, and our Music Saved Asbury Park merchandise will benefit APMF music education programs for under-served youth in Asbury Park and support local musicians who have been deeply affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.
In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, reserved spots will be marked and spaced 6 feet apart. You will need to wear a mask and bring your own beach chairs or blankets and drinks. Limited snacks and water will be available for purchase. There are no restrooms on St. John's Island, and dogs will not be allowed. Gates open at 2:15pm. There is parking in many locations surrounding Sunset Park (both metered and free) or you can walk or ride your bike. Please note that donations will graciously be accepted, but they do NOT count as an entry ticket.
Pat Guadagno Singer/Performer/Producer/Father/Grandfather
Deeply rooted, but not mired in the historic Jersey Shore music scene, his genre-defying music was featured in the Award-winning SHOWTIME series Californication and found a radio audience on the Sirius/XM Coffee House channel. Band leader and Musical Director for METV's Big Joe Henry Variety Show, Pat Guadagno has released 5 albums filled with musical surprises, including collaborations with Grammy Award winner Keb' Mo' and Dove Award winner Steven Delopoulos. His unique interpretations of other artists' works are prominent in both his recordings and onstage, where he has created reverent, theatrical productions celebrating the music of Tom Waits, Van Morrison, and Bob Dylan.
Pat Guadagno has performed our National Anthem at Major League ballparks and NFL stadiums across the country, but the high point came in a playoff game in front of 82,000 football fans as the Giants beat the Cowboys on their way to winning Super Bowl XLVI.
Before becoming a headliner at events across North America from the Toronto Film Festival to the Festival de la Guitarra in Zihuatanejo Mexico, Guadagno shared stages with legends Stevie Ray Vaughn, Peter, Paul & Mary, BB King, Jorma Kaukenan, Gary US Bonds, America, Bruce 'What's-His-Name,' and Delbert McClinton (none of whom were aware of his presence).
The well-traveled troubadour escapes cold NJ winters in Key West, Turks and Caicos, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Barbados, performing music and annoying golfers in his attempt to break 100, and the dress code at golf courses around the world.
“Under the TV, next to the cigarette machine, behind the pool table, near the Juke Box sits a well-traveled troubadour with a remarkable repertoire, whose live performance The New York Times hailed as ‘A musical journey.’ "
Connor Myers is a country singer/songwriter who grew up in Garwood, NJ. While serving in the Marine Corps, Connor lost roughly half his hearing due to an accumulation of factors throughout his four years of active duty. His passion for writing country music all began when a fellow corpsman had lent him a small acoustic guitar while deployed.
After his service in the military, Connor moved back to New Jersey where he worked at a chemical plant and continued to write songs. His wife Sarah heard a ballad Connor wrote called "Overseas" detailing emotional struggles military families endure from separation, and she insisted they move to Nashville. While serving as a Police Officer in Franklin, Tennessee, Connor began honing his performance skills by singing at many venues on Broadway in Nashville.
Connor began working with producer Kevin Rooney, who is a touring musician with the Rascal Flatts Band. The demo they made of Connor's song "In My Car" came to the attention of Bruce Springsteen's producer, Ron Aniello. Aniello partnered with Jason Wade (singer/songwriter of Lifehouse) to sign Connor to their newly formed BellyKing Music.
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