Sea Hear Now Festival

Sea Hear Now 2023

SEPTEMBER 16-17, 2023


One of the only festivals to combine top musicians and top surfers is back on the seafront of Asbury Park.

Rock photographer Danny Clinch’s Sea Hear Now fest is back on the Jersey Shore for its fifth annual event with headliners Foo Fighters and The Killers. The two-day music, art and ocean sustainability fest will happen on three stages on the Asbury Park Waterfront and, as usual, it also includes a team surf competition and art curations.

This year’s music lineup features 30 artists. Besides the aforementioned headliners, Weezer, Greta Van Fleet, Sheryl Crow, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Tegan & Sara, The Breeders and more are also playing. The surfer lineup includes Cam Richards, Sam Hammer, Will Skudin, Rob Kelly, Cassidy McClain, Pat Schmidt, Jamie Dewitt, Audrey Iglay, Mia Gallagher and others.

New Jersey natives Clinch and Tim Donnelly, a journalist and promoter, founded the festival in 2018, and took inspiration from small local venues like The Stone Pony when modeling the energy and vibe of Sea Hear Now. The Stone Pony, with its history of jump-starting careers of New Jerseyans like Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, was the ideal location for the first festival after-party. (The Boss even made a surprise appearance at the first official Sea Hear Now fest.)

The food lineup for Sea Hear Now 2023 has not been released at the time of this writing, but in 2022 there were more than 20 food vendors ranging from sea food and acai bowls to chicken nuggets and doughnuts. 

Sea Hear Now is produced by C3 Presentsthe company that also manages Lollapalooza — with Clinch and Donnelly.

The Specs

  • 35,000 people attend daily.
  • Tickets are available at five tiers: GA, GA+, VIP, Platinum and Ultimate Experience.
  • Tickets range from $125-$8,900 and are currently sold out. You can join the waitlist here.
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Where is Sea Here Now held and when is the festival?

The music festival will return to North Beach Asbury Park and Bradley Park in Ashbury Park on September 16-17, 2023.

What is the closest airport to Sea Hear Now Festival?

The Monmouth Executive Airport (BLM) in Wall Township, NJ is 9 miles from Asbury Park. 

How far is Atlantic City from Asbury Park?

Asbury Park is 78 miles north from Atlantic City.

When is the presale for tickets?

Presale was on February 9 for both 1-day and 2-day general admission, GA+, VIP, platinum and ultimate experience tickets.

Can I leave and re-enter Sea Hear Now Festival?

Yes, but not after 7p.m.

Is Sea Hear Now Festival ADA accessible?

ADA and accessibility information is not yet available.

What artists are on the Sea Hear Now Festival 2023 lineup?

The Sea Hear Now Festival Music lineup includes: Adam Melchor, Babe Rainbow, Bob Moses, Corey Wong, Easy Star All-Stars, Foo Fighters, Greta Van Fleet, Joey Valance & Brae, Living Colour, Mt. Joy, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Oteil & Friends, Quincy Mumford, Rebelution, Royal Blood, Sheryl Crow, Snack Time, Stephen Sanchez, Surfer Girl, Tash Sultana, Tegan & Sara, The Beach Boys, The Breeders, The Killers, Waiting On Mongo, Weezer, Yawn Mower. 

The Sea Hear Now Festival Surf lineup includes: Cam Richards, Sam Hammer, Will Skudin, Rob Kelly, Cassidy McClain, Pat Schmidt, Jamie Dewitt, Tommy Ihnken, Andrew Gesler, Audrey Iglay, Logan Kamen, Simon Hetrick, Mike Gleason, Seth Conboy, Cole Deveney, Maddie Ryan, Paul Francisco, Mia Gallagher, Pat Parenty, Carly Goble.

Where will the art installations be located?

Stoke Henge will be the center of the art offering. It will be located in the sand just off the boardwalk. Asbury Park visual artist Porkchop will present his jellyfish and surfboard arch again. On the ocean side of the boardwalk, Jersey Shore artist Jay Alders will present his work. Artwork from participating musicians will be featured in the Transparent Gallery in Bradley Park.

2023 Poster


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BY Emily Brower