BCC annual Guitar Show on Feb. 18

MIDDLETOWN – Continuing a decade-long tradition, Brookdale Public Radio 90.5 The Night’s 10th annual guitar show will be held Feb. 18 at the Donald D. Warner Student Life Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A special gift package will be presented to the first 100 people entering the show. General admission is $10, or $5 if attendees bring a guitar to sell or trade, or show a 90.5 The Night membership card. Parking is most convenient in Lot 1.

“We have an exciting lineup of performances, workshops and over 50 East Coast music vendors for this year’s show,” C.J. Civitano, the owner of Raritan Bay Guitar Repair, Freehold, and co-founder of the event, said in a press release.

The performance schedule has hourly presentations as follows: 10 a.m., Tommy Anton and Abby Cahn, acoustic singers-songwriters; 11 a.m., Sonni Shine, acoustic singer-songwriter; noon, the Complicate (aka Jay Hernandez), acoustic singer-songwriter; 1 p.m., Doug Mikula, progressive-experimental guitar player; 2 p.m., Rick Barry with Jeremy Korpas (of Days Awake), acoustic singer-songwriter duo; and 3 p.m., Woodfish, jam band.

Free clinics all day will feature Steve Conte of the New York Dolls, Jack Frost, Jon Rogers of Blue Oyster Cult, Bobby Bandiera and Marc Muller of Shania Twain. An All-Star Blues Tribute to Dave Mac with Matt O’Ree, Sonny Kenn, Chuck Lambert, Terraplane Blues, Jody Joseph and The Average Joes, Jo Wymer and the VooDudes will also highlight the day.

“Attendance at last year’s show topped 3,500 and we are expecting even more people this year. We have expanded our vendor accommodations for this show and have a limited number of tables still available,” said Kristin Florio, event coordinator. Prospective vendors may contact her at (732) 224-2470.

Raffle tickets will be available for a red Gibson guitar signed by Jon Bon Jovi. Chances are $5 and only 1,000 will be sold. Proceeds will benefit Brookdale’s chapter of the national honor society Alpha Pi Theta. The drawing will be held at March 15 at noon in the Warner Student Life Center. The winner does not need to be present at the drawing.

For more information regarding the Guitar Show, visit the Internet Web site www.brookdaleguitarshow.com.

Brookdale Community College is at 765 Newman Springs Road (Route 520) in the Lincroft section of Middletown.