Chowderfest is this Saturday!

Jonathan Carr
By October 12, 2022 17:00

Chowderfest is this Saturday!

Long Beach Island’s Chowderfest is this Saturday for its rescheduled date of (October 15) from 10am to 7pm. Chowderfest 2022 is free to attend with Chowder for purchase. This family fun festival will feature live music, Chowder trail award ceremonies, and an outfitted stage seating area provided by ByWatyr Shop. The event is nestled at Taylor Ave Waterfront behind Bay Village in Beach Haven, NJ-surrounded by beautiful views of the bay and plenty of year-end discounted shopping. For all event details please visit the official LBI Chowderfest web site.

Awards Ceremony

The Chowderfest awards ceremony will take place at 4:15 PM.

Band Intros & Lineup

Health Village Imaging presents the following Chowderfest Stage Line up:

  • Gypsy Moon 11am-Noon – Rich DeFeo  of “9 South” has teamed up with his lovely and talented former “Stronger Than Dirt” band mate Robin Tricker to form the new acoustic duet “Gypsy Moon.” Their mission is to marry together a rich vibrate acoustic collection of songs that appeals to all ages, and all musical tastes. ​Classic Rock and other genres such as Modern Country, Classic Pop, Oldies, as well as Contemporary Pop all with a harmony driven unplugged edge that promises to be both fresh and familiar. Both Rich and Robin love all kinds of music, so “acousta-sizing” these great songs should make for some fun filled surprises!
  • The Fourth Son 1230-130pm- a solo project created by Tim Connor. As a live performer, the one-man band switches between acoustic and electric guitar backed by a kick drum and foot-tambourine. With Tim’s distinct, soulful voice layered over compelling instrumentation there is a strong presence of folk, rock, blues and reggae. Tim has reestablished his creative roots here on LBI where he has recorded and  released two  singles, Tanginess and Loveless.    
  • Brandon Ireland Band 2-3pm – This classic shore band is the always the life of the party! Covering all the best rock and roll and pop from all different decades! Joining us will be the full band to get you out of your seats
  • Frankie Goes To Dollywood 330-5pm – Frankie Goes to Dollywood puts the “CBG” back in CBGB. Through their covers of classic country western legends.  Join Frankie Goes to Dollywood for a totally rad barnburner of a hootenanny filled with the iconic music and pop culture references that inspired and shaped a generation of latch key kids with little parental supervision. Their love of the 80s is infectious in their live shows and audiences of all ages can expect a repertoire of music as varied in genres as MTV’s top 20
  • Lexi Mangoni and Electric Beach 530-7pm – Lexi Mangoni and Electric Beach brings the house down with party and classic rock.

Other Appearances

  • Buster from Blue Claws will be appearing at 1pm.
  • Crunchy The NJ T Rex will be appearing on site noon, 2 and 4pm!  Buster from Blue Claws will be appearing at 1pm

Weather NJ Special Event Forecast

This Saturday looks mostly sunny and clear with a little bit of breeze picking up out of the S/SW for afternoon/evening hours. Temperatures should be about 60 and climbing when Chowderfest begins at 10am, peak around 70 in the afternoon, and then ultimately fall back into the low-to-mid 60s for the event’s 7pm conclusion. Dew point temperatures should be low (in the 50s) allowing for a pleasant and dry feel (low humidity). Some of you might feel chilly with the breeze, so not a bad idea to slightly layer with a long-sleeve over a shorter shirt. You can always lose the long-sleeve when it gets to feel a little toasty in the afternoon or throw it back on when the breeze picks up towards afternoon/evening. I’m probably just going jeans and a t-shirt but I have dad bod insulation 8). All-in-all, a beautiful day for Chowderfest. Hope to see some of you there. Be safe! JC

Beer, Wine & Seltzer 

Thanks to Riche & Page for their great on tap line up including Michelob Ultra, Jetty Session, Spaten, Oktoberfest bier, Blue Point Toasted Lager and Landshark. Wines and Seltzers will also be sold featuring Babe Rose’ and Pino Grigio.

Support Local Vendors! 

Thank you to all the local merchants here today with great displays, local products and dedicated service. Browse, Shop and do business with these local experts all day until 7pm. Enjoy the BYWATYR Base Camp Stage Area for seating and eating. Check Out Chowder Merch at the Jetty Pop UP Shop to get limited edition gear, the Pup Tent Hydration Station for your pets to rest up and Jetty Rock foundation are selling their 10th anniversary SuperStorm Sandy Unite and Rebuild T Shirt with proceeds benefiting Hurricane Ian
relief Efforts.


Chowderfest is celebrating its 34th year! Chowderfest is a fundraiser that has been organized by the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce since 1989 to provide funding for out-of-area marketing, ongoing business/nonprofit support programming, and scholarships. It is planned and managed by volunteers of the business community through the Chamber Board and Chowderfest Committee. This event has never been produced as a for-profit venture, and always operated to positively promote the region bringing off-season dollars to expand our local economy. Spanning over three decades, the festival continues to evolve to keep the mission of reaching new audiences, raising awareness of Long Beach Island, and bringing people together for the unofficial end of summer.

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Jonathan Carr
By October 12, 2022 17:00