4th Annual Wave Gathering Emerging Music Festival returns to Asbury Park, NJ. Friday June 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st

The Wave Gathering Music Festival presented by Metromix Jerseyshore will take place June 19 – 21, 2009 in Asbury Park, NJ. Coinciding with the rebirth of Asbury Park, the music of the region’s great new artists are showcased throughout the entire weekend.

Last year's Wave Gathering Emerging Music Festival was the largest organized event ever held on the Jersey Shore, showcasing the talents of more than 180 artists at 23 music venues throughout the city and featured informative music panels and artist interviews highlighting the ever changing music industry.

The event continues to grow along with Asbury Park, and this year will add new venues as performance sites. Last year's event was a huge step forward for the rebirth of the town and the music community at large. The event continues to build upon each year's past performers and alumni like Ingrid Michaelson, Nicole Atkins and the Sea, Mieka Pauley, Laura Warshauer, Charlotte Sometimes, Val Emmich, Miss TK & The Revenge, Earl Greyhound, DESOL, Ari Hest, Parlor Mob, April Smith, and Jenny Owen Youngs, all who have continued to build their careers and gone on to major success after playing at Wave Gathering.

This year features many returning buzz artists already mentioned and noteworthy national label acts such as Madi Diaz (Nashville), Krista (NYC), The Queen Killing Kings (New Haven, CT), Dirty Sweet (San Diego), Red Wanting Blue (Columbus, OH), Chris Ayer (NYC), The Honors (Boston), Patrick Fitzsimmons (VT), Emma Sophina (Austrailian survivor of US Airways Flight 1549), Carlon (NYC), Panic Years (PA), The Bloodsugars (NYC), Future Future (Sparta, NJ) as well as our area’s very own Val Emmich (who appeared this past year on Ugly Betty), Status Green, Jillian Rhys. Jerzy Jung, Scott Liss & the Sixty-Six, Christine Martucci, Matt O’Ree, Tunnels To Holland and young new comers Outside the Box and Quincy Mumford.

As an added attraction, Wave Gathering will host a FREE outdoor street festival on Saturday, June 20th, 12-6 pm, in Downtown Asbury Park on Cookman Avenue to compliment the weekend showcases. The street festival will be a huge food and music festival which will showcase many excellent restaurants as well as entertain thousands with the sound of live music echoing down the streets.

Ice cold Miller Lite will be served all through the day and food and drinks can be purchased from participating restaurants, festival style, from tented areas throughout downtown Asbury. It will also be family friendly with entertainment for kids as well.

The Wave Gathering has built its reputation on its emerging artist showcases. If you’re a music lover, this is the place to discover and explore new music first, before anyone else. Many venues in Asbury Park will host the most up and coming bands from the Tri-State area as well as around the country. Three day passes give you access to all indoor venues all weekend. Tickets for individual shows can also be purchased at each venue separately. For more information please visit www.wavegathering.com.

$40 three day wristbands will grant full access to over twenty venues and $25 one day wristbands are available for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Without a wristband, separate venues will have their own admissions with many free venues also having live music. Saturday on Cookman Avenue will be free to the public.

For a complete list of confirmed performers, go to www.wavegathering.com