50 YEARS AND COUNTING

THANK YOU FROM THE STONE PONY 

Fifty years ago, Jack Roig and Butch Pielka opened the doors of The Stone Pony. We are marking our 50th anniversary this year and received proclamations from the State of New Jersey, Monmouth County and the City of Asbury Park declaring Feb. 8 as Stone Pony Day. We are excited to celebrate this monumental milestone with you all year long!

It is incredible to reflect on the journey we’ve embarked on together over five decades. From the unforgettable performances that have graced our stage to the countless memories created by loyal fans like you, every moment has been a testament to the enduring spirit of live music.

As we commemorate this special occasion, we want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to you. Your unwavering support has been the driving force behind The Stone Pony’s success, and we are deeply grateful for your loyalty and enthusiasm.

Whether you’ve attended concerts, shared your favorite memories on social, worn a Pony t-shirt, double tapped one of our social posts or simply spread the word about the Pony to family and friends, your contribution has played a vital role in shaping our history.

As we look ahead to the next chapter, we’re filled with excitement for the future of the Pony and the continued journey we’ll embark on together. Thank you for making The Stone Pony the iconic institution it is today.

Cheers to 50 years of unforgettable music, memories, and moments shared at The Stone Pony…and many more to come.

IN THE NEWS

I Don’t Want to Go Home Book Release

 

A captivating oral history of the iconic music venue the Stone Pony and of the rise, fall, and rebirth of Asbury Park, New Jersey—featuring interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Steve Van Zandt, Southside Johnny, members of the E Street Band and Asbury Jukes, the Ramones, the Jonas Brothers, Jack Antonoff, and other legendary musicians.

Purchase

Stone Pony 50th Anniversary Beer

 

Celebrate 50 years of music…over a beer! Introducing, Pony Pale, an American Style Pale Ale with huge aromas of citrus, pine and tropical fruit in a collector can. Now available at the Pony and participating local stores.

Billboard Magazine

Where Springsteen, Southside Johnny and Little Steven Made History: The Stone Pony Hits 5

Photo: Richard E. Aaron/Redferns

EVENTS

Stone Pony Summer Stage 2024

This year’s lineup has the most shows to date in celebration of our 50th Anniversary.

TICKETS

Marc Ribler & Friends Rock the Stones

May 25th

Free event, open to all!

AARP is throwing a FREE Rolling Stones pre-party for their show at MetLife! Come celebrate the Stones and our 50th Anniversary with Marc Ribler on Saturday, May 25th. AARP members get early access. Click link for more details and find out how you can win tickets to see The Rolling Stones in concert.

MORE INFO

 

John Eddie  and his Dirty Ol’ Band

May 26th

This special Stone Pony 50th Anniversary Event features John’s first album played in its entirety during this show. Bruce Springsteen became an instant fan and helped foster John’s early career and has joined him on stage through the years.

TICKETS

I Don’t Want to Go Home: The Oral History of the Stone Pony Book Release Party

June 8th

You are a part of our story, so don’t miss being a part of the party!

We will be celebrating the release of “I Don’t Want to Go Home,” the oral history of The Stone Pony on June 8. The show will span decades of music, with special guests, spontaneous collaborations and jams.

TICKETS

ANNIVERSARY MERCHANDISE

Crafted to mark 5 decades of music at The Stone Pony, it’s more than just a garment; it’s a tribute to the years we’ve shared.

Purchase here.

PAST EVENTS

Cheers to 50 Party 

February 8

A toast to 50 incredible years of music, memories and magic at The Stone Pony with original owner Jack Roig and current General Manager Caroline O’Toole, while original house DJ Lee Mrowicki played the Pony’s greatest hits.

 

The Parlor Mob

February 9

Asbury Park’s  The Parlor Mob reunited to join us in celebration of The Stone Pony 50th Anniversary kickoff weekend.

 

Spotlighting 50 Legendary Years of Music Memories

 February 10

Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music presented an intimate panel of Stone Pony “historians”, including founder Jack Roig, legendary area musicians, concert promoters, music writers, and other noteworthy members of the music community. All were instrumental in creating the history of this iconic music club, sharing personal stories and memories from the past 50 years.

Decades of Rock

February 10

Local favorites rocked through 50 Years of the Pony, marking our anniversary weekend with a special show. Each act performed hits of their decade:

1970s – Karmic Juggernaut

1980s – Des & The Swagmatics

1990s – Lost in Society

2000s – Foes of Fern

Annual Anniversary Show: Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes

February 16 & 17

Led by the charismatic Southside Johnny, the Jukes have graced the Stone Pony’s stage numerous times throughout its 50-years, leaving a mark on its rich musical history. From energetic live performances to the creation of timeless anthems, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes have been integral to The Stone Pony’s narrative, embodying the spirit and soul of Asbury Park’s vibrant music scene.

Jay & Silent Bob Get Old Comedy Show

Saturday, April 27th at 8PM

Laffsbury Park presents NJ’s favorite duo, Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes featuring musical guest Tommy Stinson.

Purchase tickets here.

Check back for exciting new updates throughout the year.


Status Green Reunion Show

May 11th

This year the Pony is partnering with Stevie Van Zandt’s nonprofit, TeachRock.org, which offers meaningful lesson plans at no cost to teachers, students, and families, inspiring deeper learning and understanding through the power of music.

Your donation will support TeachRock’s new partnership with Asbury Park Middle School.