Courtesy of TapIntoClark.com
By Kristen Busch
CLARK, NJ – Arthur L. Johnson graduate Zack Sandler has always wanted to produce his own concert. And on Jan. 20, 2017 he will be doing just that.
“A Set for Vets,” a benefit concert for the Wounded Warrior Project, is taking place in Asbury Park at the brand-new Asbury Park Music Foundation stage in the Lakehouse Complex. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and is for ages 16+. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door with all going to the Wounded Warrior Project.
“I decided to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project because both of my grandfathers and some of my close friends joined the armed forces. I want to thank everybody who is actively enlisted or served in the past to defend our country,” said Sandler who is currently studying Music Industry at Monmouth University. “Music is the best way I knew how.”
Aside from producing and promoting the show, Sandler will also perform with “Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son.” “Wounded Warrior Project is a great organization that does amazing work to take care of our injured veterans,” band member Bobby Mahoney said. “We are very excited to be a part of this benefit concert! It is going to be a great night of music for a great cause.”
Other notable musicians set to perform at the show “Deal Casino,” “The Vansaders,” and “The Carousers” (Blue Hawk Records). More special guest musicians and speakers will be announced in 2017, Sandler said.
“During the course of my music career, I've met certain people who have set me in the right direction to be successful. Some of the legendary local music producers and promoters of the Asbury Park scene - Kyle Brendle, Sammy Boyd, Rich Russo, and Alexa Maz - have really inspired me to follow my passion for music,” Sandler said.
“Getting to work with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and experiencing the music business first-hand during my internship at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park really gave me that last push to get things going,” he said.