The Asbury Park Music & Film Festival is unlike any other event of its kind in that it explores and celebrates a single, and perhaps the most dramatic, aspect of cinema…the role of music in film.
Every City has its own rhythm…its own history…its own journey to greatness. For more than 100 years, Asbury Park has been a fabled music destination. From the bandstand shows of Arthur Pryor in 1904 to the more than 70 clubs which formed a cradle of rock during the 60s and 70s, Asbury Park and Music are forever intertwined.
Today, the City is enjoying an artistic and economic renaissance and music remains at the center of it all. Asbury Park is emerging stronger and more vital than ever, and the Festival will help maximize its resurgence with unparalleled music and film collaborations, attracting a diverse audience from around the region and around the world.
The Festival will benefit the underserved children in Asbury Park; one the most challenged youth communities in the country by providing music education, instruments and social connection opportunities.
Specifically, funds raised through the APMFF will support three programs including Hope Academy, The Hip Hop Institute, and the Asbury Park Summer Recreation Music Camp.