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August 10, 2018

Grunin Center Presents Bernie Williams September 8

Grunin Center Presents Bernie Williams September 8

TOMS RIVER, NJ – The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College is excited to present Bernie Williams and His All-Star Band at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, on the Main Stage of the Grunin Center, OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.

Join former professional baseball player and celebrated guitarist and composer Bernie Williams and his All-Star Band for an evening of music featuring fusions of jazz, rock, and the tropical rhythms of Williams’ Latin heritage. Growing up in Puerto Rico, Williams discovered his love for baseball and music at roughly the same time. At the age of eight he fell in love with the sounds of a flamenco guitar his merchant marine father brought home from Spain, and also felt the same exhilaration when he first picked up a baseball bat.

In his 16-year career patrolling centerfield for the New York Yankees – during which he was a four-time World Series champion and a five-time All Star – Williams’ passion for music never waned, and the sound of his guitar was often heard emanating from the clubhouse or during team flights.

Williams released his first album, The Journey Within, in 2003, followed by Moving Forward in 2009. The latter produced two Billboard Number 1 singles and a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Instrumental Album.

Concert Tickets are $52-$45.

Pre-Show Dinner catered by Prime 13 Wood Fired Grill, in Point Pleasant Beach, is available for $25 per person. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Grunin Center Gallery.

Post-Show Meet & Greet cost is $51 per person. Please note: Due to licensing, Williams will not be signing any sports memorabilia or sports photographs at the Meet & Greet. Programs, tickets, and non-sports related photographs will be signed. Additional, authorized memorabilia will be available for purchase and signature.

Advanced ticket purchase required.

Tickets can be purchased online at grunincenter.org; by phone at 732-255-0500; or in person at the Grunin Center Box Office, Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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