The Stone Pony, opened its doors on Feb. 8, 1974 in a building which formerly housed a popular restaurant called Mrs. Jay’s.
In December of 1974, the first of the Pony’s many “house bands,” the Blackberry Booze Band, began playing regularly, and drew large crowds. The Blackberry Booze Band, featured “Southside” Johnny Lyon and Middletown’s Steve Van Zandt. With new personnel and an added soulful, horn driven and classic R&B repertoire, the band was renamed Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, and played three nights a week at the club.
The club has attracted fans from around the world hoping to catch a glimpse of local hero Bruce Springsteen, who performs regularly onstage with friends or with the E Street Band before going on tour.
The Stone Pony
913 Ocean Ave
Asbury Park NJ 07712