When you watch the great ‘Eddie & the Cruisers’ movies and see Michael Pare and the movie band perform … what you’re really listening to is John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band.

You have the opportunity tonight and tomorrow (July 3-4 2024) to see this outstanding, high-energy band perform in Atlantic City (tonight) and Somers Point (tomorrow).

The Atlantic City performance tonight will be at Kennedy Plaza on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City.

Tomorrow, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band will be performing at Municipal Beach Park in Somers Point.

The award-winning Somers Point, New Jersey 2024 AtlantiCare Concerts on the Beach Series is under way.

This incredible summer concert series was voted last year as the # 1 outdoor summer concert series in America by USA Today 10Best Readers Choice Awards.

This is the 31 st consecutive year for this wildly popular concert series, presented by Title Sponsor, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center.

All of the 2024 Beach concerts are free, beginning at

7:00 p.m. on the beach at New Jersey and Bay Avenue in Somers Point, New Jersey.

The Somers Point Beach Concerts takes place on William Morrow Beach, located on Bay Avenue between Higbee and New Jersey Avenues in Somers Point.

Carmen and Nancy Marotta and their team have done a phenomenal job over the years. That run both the Atlantic City Boardwalk and Somers Point beach concerts.

Carmen Marotta is the son of club owner and impresario Tony Mart. Carmen has a great command of the history and the significance of what happened with “Eddie & the Cruisers” in Somers Point … at Tony Mart's in the Spring of 1982.

Michael Charleton, CEO of AtlantiCare, noted the cultural significance of the event, stating, "This series is a testament to the vibrant culture and diverse talent that the Jersey Shore has to offer, and AtlantiCare is proud to be a part of it."

About “Eddie & the Cruisers,” we caught-up with Michael “Tunes” Antunes, who told us:

"It's been an honor to have been associated with Eddie & The Cruisers from the beginning of the project. Between the movie and the music, it is still something which has remained strong in peoples' hearts...and mine too."

"And, now it's 40 years later and people still have such a great connection to the movie and our music with John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band."

"It might surprise people to know I never spoke a word in either of the movies, and yet people know ! was speaking directly to them with my heart, presence, and the music itself. I'm truly honored to be associated with a world-class band, and a movie which still touches peoples' hearts to this day," said Tunes.

See below … Not to be outdone in the looking good for your age department is the legendary saxophonist Michael "Tunes" Antunes, who is now 84 years old and looks 20 years younger.

Don Hurley photo.
Don Hurley photo.

We also caught-up with John Cafferty in a recent live, on-air interview, who shared the following with us:

"We were a bar band, but a very premiere bar band, who had a dream like every other band to make it in this business and get a record deal. Working hard led us to Hollywood and our work in the movies landed us the record deal we'd been dreaming about and took us around the world."

The PBS "Here's The Story," Executive Producer, Host and field interviewer is Steve Rogers was in town recently.

Rogers is overseeing a great upcoming program on “Eddie & the Cruisers.”

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