Conservatory Cannabis partners with organizers of USA Today’s No.1 outdoor concert series

Conservatory Cannabis Co., a retail cannabis dispensary coming soon to Egg Harbor Township, said it recently partnered with legendary Tony Mart Presents for free pop-up summer music events at the southern Jersey Shore.

Tony Mart’s concerts on the beach in Somers Point were voted by USA Today readers as America’s No.1 outdoor concert series.

“We’re local to South Jersey, so we’re so excited to partner with an organization we know and love,” Kayla Montoro, CEO of Conservatory Cannabis Co., said. “Tony Mart’s is special to us because they’re a legend in our community. They’ve brought free music and good times to our area and we’re happy to be a part of that.”

Montoro said Conservatory Cannabis strives to partner with organizations that support the community. This is the first of many planned partnerships for the dispensary.

“We are blessed to have extraordinary developments almost daily as we roll with the good times at Tony Mart’s,” Carmen Marotta, CEO of Tony Mart Presents, said. “But the most exciting of the recent developments that is going to provide so much for so many in Atlantic County is the community partnership between Conservatory Cannabis Co. and Tony Mart’s.”

Marotta said Conservatory’s generous and philanthropic perspective will enable Tony Mart’s to add more fun events in fall and some fun, hip holiday shows as well.

“We are deeply appreciative of their generous support allowing Tony Mart’s to do more shows and create an even bigger impact celebrating the South Jersey musical legacy of Tony Mart to more locations and extending more concerts beyond the summer beach concert and boardwalk season in a way that everyone will embrace,” Marotta said.

Tony Mart’s was a legendary club at the Jersey Shore from 1944. Until its closing in 1982, it housed 130 entertainers — from Tony Orlando to Eddie & the Cruisers. Today, the name lives on through Tony Mart Presents. The venue produces free live outdoor concerts during the summertime at the Jersey Shore, including the well-known Somers Point Beach Concerts, Mardi Gras on the Boardwalk and Jersey Gumbo.

The Conservatory Cannabis sponsorship commitment will generate good times at Josie Kelly’s at 8:30 p.m. Friday with a kickoff welcome back party starring the Tony Mart All Stars.

It doesn’t stop there. The partnership will support block parties and a late summer party on the deck at Caroline’s with a view overlooking Absecon Island.

Montoro said Conservatory Cannabis’ 5,500-square-foot dispensary will usher in a new era of cannabis, boasting that it will have everything, so customers can browse comfortably and buy confidently.

Connor Hendrickson, director of operations at Conservatory Cannabis Co., said he is bringing his years of experience in cannabis to the shop by creating a handpicked craft collection of products. The store will also have a custom app and a loyalty program tailored where customers will be able to shop, order for pickup, instantly know about deals and giveaways plus much more.

Jon Fleishman, chief operating officer of Conservatory Cannabis, is ready to share what he’s built with his community. He said the vision the team has for the dispensary perfectly pairs with Tony Mart’s productions in South Jersey.

“I’ve been to these events that Carmen and his team are responsible for creating, and it’s amazing what they’ve done for the community,” Fleishman said. “There are hundreds of people that come out to enjoy themselves and we’re honored to be a part of that. We couldn’t have asked for a better partnership. This was a no-brainer.”