50 Licks for Relief: The Stone Pony

A Benefit for Hurricane Sandy

Asbury Park has long been the cultural center of Jersey Shore’s legacy and at its center is the Stone Pony. Now, the famed venue that gave rise to some of New Jersey’s greatest stars is opening its doors for “50 Licks for Relief,” a benefit for Hurricane Sandy.

“Musicians have been giving greatly to the cause… we have been writing songs and 100% of our profits are going directly to Hurricane Relief. Businesses are slowly reopening and the healing is beginning but at the same time it is a long road ahead.”

-Mark Ribler [singer / songwriter]

Nearly three months since the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy and the road to recovery is nearly complete. For these musicians, rebuilding is a year round endeavor — rain, sleet or snow.


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Steve McCarthy

Steve McCarthy is an Emmy Award winning network TV news producer. A former staff producer for "60 Minutes" and "Dateline," he formed McCarthy Productions, Inc in 2001 and produced, photographed and edited projects for "60 Minutes," "Dateline," "Charlie Rose," MSNBC, PBS, BBC America, Reuters and others. In 2006 he directed and wrote an independent film "Finding Paddy" and he is currently in production of a pilot for a series called "Who Says I Can't" which will feature extreme athletes with disabilities. Steve McCarthy is a member of the Director's Guild of America.