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The Greatest Band to Ever Play Tony Marts was THE BAND!

It was not “Eddie and The Cruisers”!

Eddie and The Cruisers was not a real band. Just movie stars with a great real sax player named “Tunes”.

All of us who lived through the decades from the 50’s to the 80’s at Tony Mart’s know however, that there was clearly and singularly only one greatest band that ever played at Tony Mart and they have been enshrined in The Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame following their final concert immortalized in the famous movie, both entitled “The Last Waltz”, one of the greatest music concert films ever made!

The enigmatic, musically famous event in the history of Tony Marts occurred in May 1965 when Conway Twitty convinced Tony “Mart” Marotta to hire “Levon and The Hawks”.

They quickly became the rage of the Jersey shore, they were the most popular rock n’ roll band playing an entire season as the house band.

In August of that year, Levon Helm came down from the apartments over the top of Tony Marts and took a call in the old wooden phone booth in the back of Tony Marts.

It was Bob Dylan and he offered them very good money to tour & record with him as he went electric.

With Tony Mart’s blessing they left the Sunday of that week on or about August 20th,1965.

Conway Twitty rocked at The Mart for six years from 1960 through 1965. He played his last rock n’ roll concert there in 1965 and went on to become a great country music star.

The rockabilly sound that they performed nightly was truly a major influence on what has now become the popular music genre known as Americana roots, rock n’ roll and jam music.

11 years after “Levon and The Hawks” left Tony Marts and became “The Band” they did the famous final concert, which will now be reenacted in one of the major entertainment events at the Jersey shore this summer, “The Tony Mart Legacy Last Waltz”.

The shows will be performed on Wednesday July 24th at Mardi Gras on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City; Friday July 26th at the top outdoor concert series in the USA, The Atlanticare Concerts on the Beach in Somers Point; and for the first time ever, Tony Marts will present a legacy concert in Cape May Convention Hall on Monday the 29th of July, complete with excellent acoustics, VIP section with exclusive meet & greet and the ambience of a special concert event for southern Cape May County visitors and residents who will especially enjoy their own Howard Street Ramble performing at the show.

In the movie you hear and see performances by Bob Dylan and the Band, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Dr. John, Neil Young, Ron Wood, Ronnie Hawkins, and Neil Diamond.

On stage at The Tony Mart Legacy Last Waltz performances you will see one of the greatest rock n’ roll musicians in the past 40 years of New Orleans music, Dave Malone, the star lead vocalist & guitarist from The Radiators’; Mark Mullins from Bonerama leading the fabulous horn section, including South Jersey’s own Howard Isaacson; Bob Margolin, who appeared in The Last Waltz as Muddy Waters guitar player; The Honey Island Swamp Band and Johnny Sansone.

This will be a stunning and awesome three night residency in South Jersey that should not be missed at any of these venues!

It is one of the most complex and involved productions ever presented by Tony Marts.

It is a celebration of the greatest Tony Mart legacy of rock n’ roll at the Jersey shore like no other!

There was only one greatest band to ever play Tony Marts. It was Levon and The Hawks!

Don’t miss this show!!!!

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Monday July 29th 7:30pm

Somers Point to Woodstock….THE TONY MART LEGACY LAST WALTZ

Starring The Radiators’ Dave Malone, Bonerama’s Mark Mullins, Johnny Sansone and The Honey Island Swamp Band in the musical rendition of the Martin Scorsese movie filmed eleven years after Levon & The Hawks left Tony Mart’s.

These stars of the New Orleans Jazz Fest and major festival events around the country will perform the Americana Rock Tribute of the season featuring the music of Bob Dylan and The Band, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Dr. John, Muddy Waters, Neil Diamond, Ronnie Hawkins & Mike Bloomfield.

Headline guest star is Tre’ Twitty performing his “Pappy “, Conway Twitty’s hits performed in ‘65 with The Hawks at Tony Marts.

The Allstar Jam Concert will feature Cape May’s own HOWARD STREET RAMBLE along with Tre Twitty as part of the inaugural Tony Mart Legacy Concert in Cape May.

From New Orleans to Arkansas and the Jersey Shore, celebrating our musical history, ramble with us Cape May!!

Check back often for the latest updates… or click on the calendars for future concert dates.

Somers Point Beach Concerts

June 14th - September 6th
Fridays, 7pm - 10pm

Unique, Magical, World Class Concerts
on Small Town Beach.

Morrow Beach, 800 Bay Ave

Mardi Gras Atlantic City

June 26th - September 4th
Wednesdays, 7pm - 10pm

R&B, Funk, Roots & Classic Rock

Atlantic City at Kennedy Plaza

Rock The Point

June 27th - August 29th
Thursdays, 6pm - 10pm
The Billy Walton Band

Jersey Gumbo Festival
July 8th 3-11pm

998 Bay Ave, Somers Point