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Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul to Tape Front and Center Episode at Asbury Park Music & Film Festival

 The 2017 Asbury Park Music & Film Festival has announced that Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul have added an additional performance on Friday, April 21 at 4:00 p.m. at the House of Independents in Asbury Park, NJ for a live episode of the public television live music series Front and Center.

VIP tickets priced at $325.00 will include an assigned seat in the first three rows, an invitation to a meet & greet with Stevie following the performance, festival gallery pass and drink ticket. General admission (standing) tickets will be available for $75.00. Tickets will go on-sale on Friday, April 7 at Noon ET and will be available by visiting www.apmff.com.

As part of the Festival, Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul will also be appearing at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, April 22. Other performances scheduled include the Upstage All-Star Jam (April 21 at the Paramount Theatre) Robert Randolph and the Family Band with opening performance by the Matt O’ Ree Band(April 21 at the Stone Pony), Mike + The Mechanics (April 21 at the House of Independents) Preservation Hall Jazz Band(April 23 at the Paramount Theatre) and more.

The film documentary, Just Before the Dawn, directed by Tom Jones, will make its world-premiere on April 21 at the Festival. The film focuses on the legendary Upstage rock club and will include exclusive interviews with many musicians who helped create the aura of the venue. It will also take a unique look at Asbury Park in the 1970’s and how race riots would impact the city for years to come. The Upstage was a historic rock club located on Cookman Avenue in Asbury Park from 1968-1971. The club, opened by Tom and Margaret Potter, would become the venue where young artists such as Stevie Van Zandt, Southside Johnny Lyon, Bruce Springsteen, Garry Tallent, Danny Federici and others would jam together for hours lasting until dawn.

The 2017 Asbury Park Music & Film Festival will be presented by Founding Partners RWJ Barnabas Health and the Asbury Park Press.  The Festival would also like to thank Two River Community Bank for their continued partnership.

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