Barnegat Concert Moved To Rec Center
Due to the threat of thunderstorms this past weekend, the concert series at the Public Dock was moved to the Rec Center.
The Public Dock was filled with people at 7 p.m. on Sunday evening; however, the usual sounds of a live band were missing.
Instead, a sign was placed on the dock informing residents the free concert had been moved to the Recreation Center, located at 900 W. Bay Ave.
Despite clear skies during the afternoon and evening, a threat of thunderstorms approaching the area were the cause for concern and the reason the concert was moved.
“The music is too loud inside to watch a band perform,” said one resident who wished to remain anonymous. “Besides, the weather is beautiful tonight. Who wouldn’t want to sit out here and enjoy the evening?”
According to Dock Supervisor Phil Greco, the decision came to move the concert so the band didn’t have to worry about their gear.
“All it takes is a few raindrops on a wire or plug and they could lose some of their expensive equipment,” Greco said. “The weather was calling for thunderstorms between 7-8 p.m.”
Despite the concert moving indoors, a crowd of roughly 50 people showed up to enjoy the live music put on by the Jersey Surecats Band.
“I really enjoy the concerts,” said Carole Reer, of Forked River. “They are very enjoyable, especially when they are held outside.”
The band played a variety of songs, ranging from classics like “Runaround Sue” by Dion, to more modern beats like “Smooth” by Rob Thomas and Santana. As they played, some members of the audience even got up to dance.
The free concert is part of a summer long series presented at the Public Dock every Saturday and Sunday night from 7-9 p.m.