Return to Asbury is pleased to be going into its 4th revival year in a row – and it is bigger and better than ever. With over 260 tickets sold so far, and prices set to go up on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, now is the time to join hundreds of Armenian Americans from across the U.S. in one of the oldest traditions – kef on the beach!
There’s something for everyone – join us at the Watermark Lounge for a welcoming cocktail on Friday night, then play Tavloo with the best of them on Saturday morning, and be sure to get some sun on the 7th Avenue beach Saturday afternoon (look for the Armenian flags!), or grab a drink poolside as the sun sets. Finally, this year’s attendees will become part of the first Armenians to attend a Kef at the Historic Asbury Park Convention Hall! You will be surrounded by hundreds of friends and family, making memories to talk about for years to come.
This year’s much-awaited ‘Armenian Kef Weekend on the Beach’ will feature the amazing Artsakh Band and…..the return of the Vosbikian Band to Asbury Park, NJ for the first time in over 40 years! This will be a one-night-only performance so don’t delay.
ADULT, STUDENT, & CHILD TICKET PRICES
- Armenian Kef Night Adult tickets: $85 before July 22, $100 after.
- Armenian Kef Night Student tickets: $65
- Armenian Kef Night Child (age 6-12) tickets: $45
- Children 5 and under are free
All adult kef night tickets include one free premium liquor drink.
Grab your friends and family and come to the beach this summer. Be a part of something that’s bigger than all of us – tradition!
Hotel rooms in Asbury Park can be found through the links below:
* PROGRAM OF EVENTS *
TICKETS SOLD ONLY IN ADVANCE
- Friday 5:30 PM: Happy Hour at Watermark Lounge (21+ cash bar)
- Saturday 11:00 AM: Tented Tavloo Tournament on the Beach ($30)
- Saturday 12:00 PM: 7th Avenue Beach Party
- Saturday 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Poolside Happy Hour (cash bar)
- Saturday 8:00 PM: Armenian Kef Night ($85 before July 22, $100 after)
SATURDAY NIGHT KEF – 8:00 PM
ASBURY PARK HISTORIC CONVENTION HALL
Live Music, Mezze, and Cash Bar
THE VOSBIKIAN BAND
Steve Vosbikian, Sr.- Clarinet
Steve Vosbikian, Jr. – Sax/Vocals
Greg Vosbikian – Oud
Samuel Vosbikian – Dumbeg
Christopher Vosbikian – Dumbeg
Michael Vosbikian, Jr. – Saxophone
Glen DerHagopian – Dumbeg
Haig Hovnanian – Zils/Tambourine
Stephen Hovnanian – Vocals
Jimmy Kzirian – Dumbeg/Vocals
Ara Dinkjian – Keyboards
THE ARTSAKH BAND
Anto Vartanian – Vocals
Jimmy Kzirian – Drum Set
Steve Vosbikian – Clarinet/Zurna
Aram Hovagimian – Keyboard
Anthony Deese – Keyboard
Proceeds to benefit Camp Haiastan, Camp Nubar, and St. Vartan Camp.
Sponsored by the New York Armenian Students’ Association. Event planning provided by Florida Armenians.
We thank the following organizations for their support:
agbu * acyoa * agla ny * armnet-ny * armnet-dc
ayf * fund for armenian relief * knights of vartan
birthright armenia * homenetmen * soar