Seaside Heights Memorial Day Kickoff  with STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas
May 26, 2023

Seaside Heights, NJ, April 30, 2023:  The Mayor and Borough Council in Seaside Heights is excited to announce the Memorial Day Kickoff to Summer, with special musical guest Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas.   The event is the unofficial start of the Summer Season, and will begin with a 70’s & 80’s Dance Party with DJ Duane Stasse at 4pm.   

Mickey Thomas is the owner of the soaring voice that propelled STARSHIP through the decade of the 80’s. With his soulful and compelling vocals, Mickey has established himself as one of Rock Music’s most recognizable stars. 

Mickey made his mark in 1976 as lead vocalist on the mega-hit “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” with The Elvin Bishop Band. In 1979, Mickey joined Jefferson Starship as the lead vocalist, after the departure of Grace Slick and Marty Balin, and recorded a string of hits including “Jane”, “No Way Out”, “Find Your Way Back”, “Stranger”, and “Layin’ It on the Line”.   

The group was renamed STARSHIP in 1985 and went on to record three #1 hit songs including “We Built This City”, “Sara”, and “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, from the film Mannequin which also was an Academy Award nominee. Their hit “It’s Not Over Til It’s Over” became Major League Baseball’s theme in 1987. Mickey’s stellar voice and video charisma on STARSHIP’s video classics such as “We Built This City” and “Sara” became staples on MTV and VH1. 






“We are so excited to kick off the Memorial Day Weekend with the talented band Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas!   We also want to honor the true meaning and spirit of Memorial Day which is to remember US Servicewomen and Servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, “ said Seaside Heights Mayor, Tony Vaz.  “We look forward to everyone coming out to The Classic American Boardwalk for this free concert and celebration of the beginning of summer”.    

Seaside Heights Memorial Day Kickoff to Summer, is free and will take place on the boardwalk in front of Spicy Cantina beginning at 4pm with a 70’s & 80’s Dance Party with DJ Duane Stasse of WJRZ.   

After the kickoff , the celebration continues at 8:30pm with the music of the White Wing, Radio Stranger & Samantha Spano.    


Seaside Heights Kickoff to Summer, is produced by DPM Shore Solutions, LLC.    For more information on the event or sponsorship packages visit exit82.com or email Dee Pellegrino at dpmshoresolutions@gmail.com.   

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