By Karsten S. Andersen

Stone Pony becomes Vinyl

Published 1998-09-05
The Stone Pony in Asbury Park will reopen at the end of September as a dance club called Vinyl. But first there will be a farewell weekend. The weekend of September 18, 19 and 20 may be the last time you have the chance to visit the Stone Pony under its current, legendary name. On those three days, the newly renovated club will have a three-night closing party after which the name will change to Vinyl and the place will turn into a dance club. The party will feature several live bands such as Cats plus a final jam session on Sunday night. Don't expect Bruce to turn up. He hasn't played the club since November 22, 1995, and the word is that he had a disagreement with the club owner Steve Nassar. But then again, you never know. In any case, it's sad that Asbury Park will lose yet another landmark only a few months after it was announced that the Palace Amusements will be torn down. We can only hope that the Stone Pony at some point will be resurrected.

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