The Stone Pony is the perfect venue for touring bands swinging through New Jersey and lesser known acts looking to make some noise. It’s also an amazing spot to throw a party—we’ve hosted weddings, sweet sixteens, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthdays and lots of other special occasions.


House Promoter Kyle Brendle:
Rentals and General Info:
Talent Buying:

Local Bands

We’re big on booking local bands to support the national and regional acts that play here. Our frequent local showcases offer great opportunities for NJ-based bands to gain exposure and new fans.

All bands must play local shows before any national act consideration. Most shows require bands to sell 40 to 100 advance tickets.

ROCK TO THE TOP is the Pony’s local band competition. For more information, visit Rock to the Top online.

For the Summer Stage shows, bands playing inside the Pony on the “Locals Only Stage” must sell at least 100 advance tickets at the 4-pack priced, the lowest price available. Bands make $5 per ticket.

New Jersey bands wanted for the following shows:

Fri Aug 9: Papa Roach (inside the Pony before/after Summer Stage bands)
Sat Aug 10: Dark Star Orchestra (inside the Pony before/after Summer Stage bands)
Sun Aug 11: Rock to the Top Showcase, 2-8 pm
Fri Aug 30: Umphrey’s McGee (inside the Pony before/after Summer Stage bands)
Sun Sep 1: Light My Fire (Doors tribute)
Sun Sep 1 at the Wonder Bar: John Eddie
Sun Sep 8: Rock to the Top Showcase, 2-8 pm
Fri Sep 13: Amazing Decades Show
All e-mails should have your band name in the subject line and a band web link, Facebook, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc.

To request a show or slot, please be specific and give us your band contact information including full name, postal mailing address, ZIP code and phone number. We mail you show tickets with an info sheet.

Please note: A band’s ability to draw a crowd and sell advance tickets will definitely move you on to bigger events much faster, Agents and managers want to know that bands they approve can add to the crowd at a show.

Rehearsals & Recording

The Stone Pony is now available for artist and tour rehearsals, live audio and video recording (including up to 48 channel multitrack). Our production prep package can help take your band to the next level. Contact for more info.


Interested in having your party at the world famous Stone Pony? The Stone Pony is available for weddings, sweet sixteens, bar or bat mitzvahs, birthdays and every other festive occasion. For further information and pricing please contact Caroline at or call 732-502-0600 ext. 0.