[UPDATED May 22, 2015]
WCBS-FM wants to thank everyone who came out and tuned in to support the 2015 Shannon in the Morning #SummerBlastOff!
On the morning of May 22nd — a beautiful sunny day on the boardwalk at Seaside Heights, NJ — we helped kick off your Memorial Day Weekend with Scott Shannon and the Big Show crew (Scott’s partners in crime Patty Steele and Joe Nolan, CBS 2’s John Elliott, the beautifully awkward Brad Blanks, show producer Louie Louie, Suzy Cerone, and Joey from Staten Island capturing it for you live on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter (Kermit stayed home at the studio and ran the board like a champ).
It all went down outside the Spicy Cantina, between Sumner & Webster Avenues, with a huge stage setup right on the boardwalk and a crowd that was eager to get their summer started right with live performances by the E Street Shuffle, The Romantics and Dennis DeYoung playing his famous songs from STYX.
Along with the performances, Scott and the crew got to talk on-air with Dennis DeYoung, Seaside Heights Mayor William Akers, Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd and SeasideHeightsNJ.com‘s Mike Loundy. Also on hand at the show were WCBS-FM’s Broadway Bill Lee and “Brooklyn’s Own” Joe Causi — as well as a “there in spirit” fly-over from one of Dan Taylor‘s pals trailing an “American Treasure” banner behind his plane as he flew up and down the beach!
Check out tons of photos, videos and more from the #SummerBlastOff below! And if you were there, be sure to hashtag your photos #SUMMERBLASTOFF! We’ll add them to the recap!
Watch Joe Nolan’s Official Kickoff to Summer:
Dennis DeYoung Performs “Come Sail Away”
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who came out to join us or tuned in to the show as we broadcast LIVE on the boardwalk, thank you to the promo team lead by Frank + Karina for making it look so amazing and all of your help, Henry and the engineering crew for such a great broadcast, and thank you to Dennis DeYoung, The Romantics + The E Street Shuffle for the incredible sets.
…IF YOU MISSED JOE NOLAN’S EMOTIONAL TRIBUTE TO THE JERSEY SHORE AND HIS OFFICIAL KICKOFF TO SUMMER — MAKE SURE YOU WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE AND SEE THE SETLISTS FROM THE BANDS BELOW!
DENNIS DEYOUNG SONGS:
- COME SAIL AWAY
- THE BEST OF TIMES
- SHOW ME THE WAY
- MR ROBOTO
- TOO MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS
THE ROMANTICS SONGS:
- TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP
- WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU
- ROCK YOU UP
- SHE’S GOT EVERYTHING
E STREET SHUFFLE SONGS:
- GLORY DAYS
- HUNGRY HEART
- PINK CADILLAC
- 10TH AVENUE FREEZE OUT
- PROVE IT ALL NIGHT
- THUNDER ROAD
It’s the Shannon in the Morning #SummerBlastoff from your friends at Autoland and WCBS-FM!
Check out photos, videos + more from last year’s #SummerBlastoff!
–Joe Cingrana, WCBS-FM/CBS Local