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FREE Friday Night Bands on the Beach History

A complete list of bands that have performed on the beach bandstand since 1988.


2017

June 16 Eddie Money
June 23 Bad Company former lead singer Brian Howe
June 30 Great White
July 7 Quiet Riot
July 14 Blue Öyster Cult
July 21 Eric Burdon And The Animals
July 28 Los Lobos
August 4 Y&T
August 11 Pablo Cruise
August 18 Gin Blossoms
August 25 Smash Mouth
Sept 1 Papa Doo Run Run


2016

June 17 Lou Gramm of Foreigner
June 24 Blue Oyster Cult
July 1 The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill
July 8 The Family Stone
July 15 Santana original lead singer Gregg Rolie
July 22 Toad the Wet Sprocket
July 29 Taylor Dayne
August 5 Y&T
August 12 Foghat
August 19 Smash Mouth
August 26 Los Lobos
Sept 2 Papa Doo Run Run


2015

June 19 Eddie Money
June 26 The Edgar Winter Band
July 3 The Sun Kings tribute to the Beatles
July 10 Macy Gray
July 17 Berlin featuring Terri Nunn
July 24 Soul Asylum
July 31 Wang Chung
August 7 Y&T
August 14 Everclear
August 21 Blue Oyster Cult
August 28 Smash Mouth
Sept 4 Papa Doo Run Run


2014

June 13 Smash Mouth
June 20 The Greg Kihn Band
June 27 Blind Melon
July 4 The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill
July 11 Macy Gray
July 18 The Fixx
July 25 Santana original lead singer Gregg Rolie
August 1 Y & T
August 8 Starship starring Mickey Thomas
August 15 Eddie Money
August 22 Great White
August 30 Papa Doo Run Run


2013

June 14 ABC starring Martin Fry
June 21 Gin Blossoms
June 28 Santana original lead singer Gregg Rolie
July 5 The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill
July 12 Blue Oyster Cult
July 19 Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven
July 26 Berlin featuring Terri Nunn
August 2 Y & T
August 9 War
August 16 Foghat
August 23 Eddie Money
August 30 Papa Doo Run Run


2012

June 15 Warrant
June 22 Berlin featuring Terri Nunn
June 29 Blue Oyster Cult
July 6 The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill
July 13 Modern English
July 20 Great White
July 27 A Flock of Seagulls with special guest Animotion
August 3 Santana original lead singer Gregg Rolie
August 10 John Waite 
August 17 The Fixx 
August 24 Eddie Money
August 31 Papa Doo Run Run


2011

June 17 Starship starring Mickey Thomas
June 24 Eric Burdon and the Animals
July 1 The Family Stone
July 8 Great White
July 15 Loverboy
July 22 Average White Band
July 29 The Edgar Winter Band
August 5 Gin Blossoms
August 12 Berlin featuring Terri Nunn
August 19 Santana original lead singer Gregg Rolie
August 26 Eddie Money
Sept 2 Papa Doo Run Run


2010

June 18 Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
June 25 Blue Oyster Cult
July 2 Naked Eyes
July 9 Santana original lead singer Gregg Rolie
July 16 Loverboy
July 23 Ides of March featuring Jim Peterik
July 30 Eddie Money
August 6 A Flock of Seagulls
August 13 Spin Doctors
August 20 Papa Doo Run Run
August 27 Starship starring Mickey Thomas  
Sept 3 The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill


2009

June 19 The Fixx
June 26 Santana original lead singer Gregg Rolie
July 3 The Smithereens
July 10 Loverboy
July 17 Starship starring Mickey Thomas  
July 24 Eddie Money
July 31 Ray Parker Jr.
August 7 Greg Kihn Band
August 14 Papa Doo Run Run
August 21 Patty Smyth and Scandal
August 28 The Sweet
Sept 4 The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill


2008

June 20 The Romantics
June 27 Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
July 4 Rare Earth
July 11 Eddie Money
July 18 Sha Na Na
July 25 Blue Oyster Cult
August 1 John Waite
August 8 Santana original lead singer Gregg Rolie
August 15 Papa Doo Run Run
August 22 Gin Blossoms
August 29 The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill


2007

June 22 The Original Family Stone, Founding Members of Sly and the Family Stone
June 29 Herman’s Hermits staring Peter Noone
July 6 Classic Rock All Stars
July 13 Mary Wilson of the Supremes
July 20 Eddie Money
July 27 Greg Kihn Band
August 3 Tiffany
August 10 Papa Doo Run Run
August 17 Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night
August 24 Mark Farner formerly of Grand Funk Railroad
August 31 The Tubes featuring Fee Waybill


2006

June 23 Greg Kihn Band
June 30 the FIXX
July 7 FamilyStoneExperience, Founding Members of Sly and the Family Stone
July 14 Eddie Money
July 21 Rose Royce
July 28 The English Beat
August 4 Otis Day & The Knights
August 11 John Waite
August 18 Papa Doo Run Run
August 25 Herman’s Hermits staring Peter Noone
Sept. 1 Starship featuring Mickey Thomas


2005

June 24 Greg Kihn Band
July 1 Classic Rock All Stars
July 8 Colin Hay of Men At Work
July 15 Rose Royce
July 22 Eddie Money
July 29 FamilyStoneExperience featuring Original Members of Sly & The Family Stone
August 5 The Fixx 
August 12 Micky Dolenz of the Monkees
August 19 Papa Doo Run Run
August 26 Survivor
Sept 2 The Drifters featuring Bobby Hendricks


2004

June 25 Greg Kihn Band
July 2 Ian Mitchell's Bay City Rollers
July 9 Herman's Hermits Starring Peter Noone
July 16 Sha Na Na
July 23 Rufus
July 30 Tiffany
August 6 The Fixx
August 13 Papa Doo Run Run
August 20 Eddie Money
August 27 Rare Earth
Sept 3 Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas


2003

June 20 Greg Kihn Band
June 27 Coasters
July 4 Classic Rock All Stars
July 11 Jefferson Starship 
July 18 Tiffany
July 25 Herman's Hermits Staring Peter Noone
August 1 The Turtles Featuring Flo and Eddie
August 8 Davy Jones
August 15 Papa Doo Run Run
August 22 Lovin Spoonfull
August 29 Drifters


2002

June 21 Classic Rock All Stars
June 28 Greg Kihn Band
July 5 Gary Puckett
July 12 Chuck Negron formerly of Three Dog Night
July 19 Billy Richards’ COASTER’S
July 26 Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone
August 2 The Spencer Davis Group
August 9 The Grass Roots Starring Original Lead Singer Rob Grill
August 16 Papa Doo Run Run
August 23 The Motels featuring Martha Davis
August 30 Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas


2001

June 22 Billy Richards’ Coasters
June 29 Greg Kihn Band
July 6 Jan and Dean
July 13 Sha Na Na
July 20 The Yardbirds
July 27 The Buckinghams
August 3 Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas
August 10 The Association
August 17 Papa Doo Run Run
August 24 Paul Revere & The Raiders
August 31 The Fabulous Drifters


2000

June 23 Billy Richards’ Coasters
June 30 Greg Kihn Band
July 7 Peter Noone w/ Will Porter and the All Stars
July 14 Don McLean
July 21 The Supremes starring Mary Wilson
July 28 Classic Rock All Stars
August 4 Billy Preston
August 11 Papa Doo Run Run
August 18 Pablo Cruise
August 25 Mitch Ryder
September 1 The Drifters


1999

June 25 The Shirelles
July 2 John Cafferty
July 4 Billy Richards’ Coasters
July 9 Christopher Cross
July 16 Peter Noone
July 23 The Nelson Brothers
July 30 The Original Comets
August 6 Ambrosia
August 13 Mark Lindsay
August 20 Papa Doo Run Run
August 27 The Lovin’ Spoonful
September 3 The Drifters


1998

June 26 Sha Na Na
July 3 The Shirelles
July 10 Starship featuring Mickey Thomas
July 17 The Miracles
July 24 Pablo Cruise
July 31 Jan and Dean
August 7 The Teen Idols -- Davy Jones, Peter Noone, Bobby Sherman
August 14 Papa Doo Run Run
August 21 Classic Rock All Stars
August 28 The Coasters
September 4 The Drifters


1997

June 27 Jefferson Starship
July 3 The Coasters
July 4 The Drifters
July 11 Bachman-Turner Overdrive
July 18 The Shirelles
July 25 Three Dog Night
August 1 Chubby Checker
August 8 The Supremes with Mary Wilson
August 15 Papa Doo Run Run
August 22 Kingsmen
August 29 The Drifters
August 30 The Marvelettes


1996

June 28 Paul Revere & The Raiders
July 5 The Shirelles
July 12 Lovin’ Spoonful
July 19 Jefferson Starship
July 26 Fabian, The Tokens
August 2 Peaches & Herb, The Hughes Corporation
August 9 Dr. Hook
August 16 Papa Doo Run Run
August 23 Billy Preston
August 30 The Drifters


1995

June 30 Nancy Sinatra
July 7 Sister Sledge and Thelma Houston
July 14 The Shirelles
July 21 The Grass Roots
July 28 The Supremes
August 4 America
August 11 Johnny Rivers
August 18 Papa Doo Run Run
August 25 The Chiffons
September 1 The Drifters


1994

July 1 The Shirelles
July 8 Peter Noone
July 15 Chubby Checker
July 22 The Drifters
July 29 Classic Rock All Stars
August 5 KC & the Sunshine Band
August 12 Kingsmen
August 19 Sha Na Na
August 26 Papa Doo Run Run
September 2 Heartbeats


1993

July 9 30 Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll Show
July 16 Tiny Tim, Brian Hyland
July 23 The Drifters
July 30 Davy Jones from the Monkees
August 6 Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
August 13 Jan and Dean
August 20 Papa Doo Run Run
August 27 Gary Puckett and The Union Gap
September 3 Classic Rock All Stars


1992

July 10 Davy Jones
July 17 The Drifters
July 24 Classic Rock All Stars
July 31 The Shirelles
August 7 The Association
August 14 Junior Walker & The All Stars
August 21 Papa Doo Run Run
August 28 The Turtles
August 31 Cool Jerks
September 1 Daddy-o
September 2 The Tokens
September 3 The Surfaris
September 4 The Coasters


1991

July 12 Jan and Dean
July 19 Gary Lewis & the Playboys
July 26 The Grass Roots
August 2 The Surfaris
August 9 The Coasters
August 16 Papa Doo Run Run
August 23 The Diamonds
August 26 Daddy-o
August 27 The Heartbeats
August 28 Peter “Herman” Noone
August 29 The Fabulous Drifters
August 30 Doris Jackson’s Shirelles


1990

July 13 The Kingston Trio
July 20 Little Anthony (from the Imperials)
July 27 The Dixie Cups
August 3 Papa Doo Run Run
August 10 Hank Ballard and The Midnighters
August 17 The Diamonds
August 24 The Tokens
August 27 Bow Williams
August 28 The Penguins
August 29 to be announced
August 30 Peter “Herman” Noone of Herman’s Hermits
August 31 Doris Jackson’s Shirelles


1989

July 7 Crystals
July 14 Southern Pacific
July 21 Shirelles
July 28 Persuasions
August 4 Del-Vikings
August 11 Diamonds
August 18 Spang-A-Lang
August 25 Coasters
August 28 Frankie Ford
August 29 Dixie Cups
August 30 Mary Wells
August 31 Del Shannon
September 1 Marvelettes


1988

July 29 The Persuasions
August 5 Zasu Pitts Memorial Orchestra
August 12 Skip Ewing
August 19 Pride and Joy
August 26 Bo Diddley
August 29 The Shirelles
August 30 The Coasters
August 31 The Platters
September 1 Mary Wells
September 2 Freddie Cannon

 

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