See area legends at Count Basie as it hosts Shore to Rock Hunger

May 11 event, featuring Southside Johnny, Brian Kirk & the Jirks and others, will raise money for nonprofit leading fight against food insecurity in Monmouth, Ocean counties

Your seat is waiting. Fulfill — a nonprofit leading the fight against food insecurity in Monmouth and Ocean counties — said the Shore to Rock Hunger concert, a high-energy event that is designed to bring new awareness to an issue that impacts so many, is happening Thursday night at 7:30 at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank.

Pre-show reception starts at 6:30 p.m.


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About Fulfill

Fulfill, the food bank of Monmouth and Ocean counties, has been providing food for families at the Jersey Shore for more than 38 years. Fulfill supplies more than 1 million meals per month by distributing food to nearly 300 feeding agencies in Monmouth and Ocean counties, including soup kitchens, food pantries and shelters, and by delivering food to families, children, seniors, veterans and more.

Fulfill also offers a suite of programs to connect people to the resources they need to become self-sufficient. To learn more about their programs or how to get involved, click here.

The rock concert features celebrated artists coming together to support Fulfill’s mission:

  • Southside Johnny;
  • Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie;
  • Jill Hennessy (singer/actress from “Crossing Jordan” and “Law & Order”);
  • Early Elton (featuring Jeff Kazee, Rich Pagano and John Conte);
  • Brian Kirk of Brian Kirk & the Jirks;
  • Jesse Malin; and
  • Jake Thistle; plus,
  • The House Band featuring guitar legend G.E. Smith (former “Saturday Night Live” bandleader and side man to Roger Waters, Hall & Oates, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, David Bowie and more), drummer Shawn Pelton, the Asbury Jukes Horns and more.

The Count Basie Center for the Arts is located at 99 Monmouth St.

“We hope our community will turn out to take part in an incredible night filled with music and entertainment, as we raise enough funds to provide 1 million meals to our neighbors in need,” Fulfill CEO Triada Stampas said.

The idea for the concert event came from members of Fulfill’s gala committee, who wanted to widen the tent so they could welcome new people to participate.

The concert committee said Fulfill wanted to take a different, more inclusive approach to its traditional Humanitarian Gala.

Fulfill officials not only feel the concert will celebrate the members of the Jersey Shore music scene and their commitment to their local communities, but it will open the door for those who are not able to attend a traditional gala by offering a lower ticket price to gain entry.

“In the end, the night will bring people from all walks of life together with one common goal — raising much-needed funds to help Fulfill provide food, services and hope to the people of Monmouth and Ocean counties,” Stampas said.