Bowery Presents To Book Asbury Lanes, Reopening Memorial Day Weekend

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Asbury Lanes, the New Jersey mainstay that opened as a bowling alley in the ’60s and became an alternative music venue in the 2000s, is getting a revamp that includes exclusive talent buying from The Bowery Presents, a custom-built sound system by Clair Brothers and lighting from Nashville-based Cour Design. 

“Everyone has an Asbury Lanes story,” stated David Bowd of Salt Hotels, which will operate the Lanes. “Emotions ran higher with this project than with anything we’ve undertaken. What mattered to them matter to us: keeping the soul of this incredible venue while making changes necessary to guarantee its figure.”

The venue faced closure or demolition following a half-century of use, with structural and mechanical issues plaguing the facility.

Artists to take the stage at the old Asbury Lanes included Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, The Bouncing Souls, Mick Jones of The Clash and many others. Most recently, artists including Of Montreal, Good Riddance, Northern Faces, and American Pinup have graced the 350-capacity stage.

The Bowery Presents, a subsidiary of AEG Presents, will bring a mix of talent to the Lanes’ reinvented stage, where platforms will cover the bowling lanes during performances allowing for a capacity of 746, doubling its former limit, according to the announcement.  Bowery Presents books shows at major East Coast venues including Terminal 5 and Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York. and promoter Jim Glancy has won multiple Pollstar Awards.

A “secret” passage will run between Asbury Lanes and the next-door Asbury hotel, which was the first part of a multi-billion-dollar redevelopment of Asbury Park by real estate investment company iStar, which purchased the club.

Asbury Lanes is to reopen Memorial Day weekend.