A daylong tribute to hardcore punk veteran Dave Franklin will be held next month at Convention Hall in Asbury Park.
On April 2, an estimated 3,000 friends and fans will memorialize the larger than life artist with a day-long musical tribute entitled Doing it for Dave: A Tribute to Dave Franklin.
Prominent NYC and Jersey artists, many of whom were close friends of Dave and shared stages with him through the years, have signed on, organizers said. They include H2O, Killing Time, Maximum Penalty, Murphy’s Law, Sheer Terror, and Breakdown.
“The magnitude of this tribute is simply astounding,” bandmate Peter Tabbot said in a written statement. “We knew this would be big because Dave impacted so many people over the decades, but the scale of this, from the generosity of the bands and coordinators to the response from the music community, is awesome and humbling.”
Artists will perform from noon to 11 p.m., with doors opening at 11:30 a.m.
There is also an after party planned at the nearby Wonder Bar, located at 1213 Ocean Ave.
Brooklyn based World/Inferno Friendship Society, a klezmer, gypsy, punk band headlines. It’s frontman Jack Terricloth first played with Franklin in 1986. Also on the bill are Hub City Stompers and DJ Paul Bearer of Sheer Terror.
And while the venue holds 3,000, organizers say 2,500 tickets have already moved off the shelf.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the North Shore Animal League, a New York based animal rescue, and the Riot Fest Foundation, who provides music industry opportunities to underprivileged communities.
The tribute is expected to raise around $40,000 for the two charitable organizations, whose work was near to Dave Franklin’s heart, organizers said.
“This is extraordinary,” said North Shore Vice President Diana Zaferlou, “What is being done in memory of Dave is inspirational.”
Tickets for the tribute at Convention Hall are $25 and and available via The Stone Pony box office and online. Convention Hall is located at 1300 Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park.
Doors open at 9 p.m. for the After Party at the Wonder Bar and tickets are $13, also available via The Stone Pony Box Office and online.
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