Benefit for Bruce Springsteen Archives at Wonder Bar to Feature Jarod Clemons, JT Bowen and More

Jarod Clemons & The Late Nights with special guest JT Bowen,  Joe D’Urso & The Stone Caravan and more will be on hand for a benefit for the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music, The Asbury Park African-American Music Project & The Rick Makin Memorial Scholarship at Monmouth University, to be held Nov. 19 at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park.

In addition, there will be an Asbury Park Music History Panel moderated by Eileen Chapman of the Bruce Springsteen Archives. Additional guests include Alexander Simone & Whodat? Live Crew
Stella Mrowicki, and DJ Lee.

“It’s an honor to be a part of this event and have my Pop be remembered in this way alongside the rich history of the Asbury Park music scene that he respected, appreciated and covered as the features editor of the Asbury Park Press from 1972 to 1980,” said writer and organizer Bob Makin, which will honor his father Rick, a longtime Asbury Park Press features and editorial editor page editor and community theater talent Rick Makin.

The Rick Makin Memorial Scholarship for Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University is awarded to students of journalism, music, theater, literature, and history, all of which were Makin’s great passions. Makin was the Panorama editor of the Asbury Park Press throughout the 1970s assigning stories, interviews and reviews as Bruce Springsteen ascended from local hero to global superstar. He worked at the Press for 38 years, retiring in 2002.

“I’m also tickled to hear that Bob Santelli, who wrote for my Pop, has been named the executive director of the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music,” he added. “He and my Pop were my mentors. They taught me everything I know about music writing. And having hung out in AP since I was in the womb, it makes my heart soar to see the revival of the city’s resurgent West Side, thanks to the efforts of Asbury Park African-American Music Project. Iwish my Pop could have seen it. He would have loved it too!”

Schedule (subject to change):
8:00-8:20 pm — Stella Mrowicki
8:30-9:00 pm — AP Music History Panel
9:15-9:55 pm — Alexander Simone & the Whodat? Live Crew
10:10-10:50 — Jarod Clemons & the Late Nights featuring special guest JT Bowen
11:05-12:00 – Joe D’Urso

 Tickets to the 8 pm show are at Ticketmaster or the Stone Pony box office. Visit

Get the 107.1 The Boss