For I've always wanted to be a Juke... and I still do." –Jon Bon Jovi
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are legends in the rock ‘n’ roll scene. For over thirty years they have been delighting audiences and recording music in their hard-driving style. They have turned out more than thirty albums, thousands of live performances around the globe and produced a legion of dedicated and enthusiastic fans. These musical giants of the Jersey Shore influenced musicians from Bruce Springsteen to Bon Jovi and are still going strong today.
Just last year, the iconic Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes released the highly-acclaimed Soultime!, their first new studio CD of all original material in five years.
Southside’s first three albums, I Don’t Want To Go Home, This Time It’s for Real, and Hearts of Stone were produced by Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band, The Sopranos) and featured songs written by Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen. “I Don’t Want To Go Home” became Southside’s signature song, an evocative mixt of horn-based melodic riffs and soul-searching lyrics. Rolling Stone Magazine voted Hearts of Stone among the top 100 albums of the 1970s & 1980s.
With a decades-long successful career, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes continue to deliver their soul-searing brand of raucous blues and R&B, with material mined from their many albums, featuring hits like “I Don’t Want To Go Home,” “Love On The Wrong Side Of Town,” “The Fever,” “This Time It’s For Real,” “Talk To Me,” and their definitive fun-time cover of “We’re Having A Party.” The Jukes’ legendary high-energy live performances always satisfy with their classic blend of Stax-influenced R&B and gritty, rock and roll.
Berkshire Theatre Group is happy to announce new Summer Thursday Barbecues, including the Southside Johnny Jersey Shore Barbecue on August 17th. The barbecue dinner will take place prior to the performance at the Colonial, and will be available to anyone who purchases the dinner promotion with their performance ticket. Dinner will hold a $50 cost in addition to the performance ticket. All proceeds will benefit BTG Education Programs.