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Doo wop crowd at the Great Auditorium, 2011. Blogfinger photo ©


Concert on September 1, 2018 in the Great Auditorium. They also had the Beach Boys this past summer.

Anonymous Tipster:    ” Heard it from a reliable source – CMA recently voted – no secular programs on Saturday nights next year – religious programs only. ”

Here’s a BF link from May, 2017—it’s a good piece on this subject:

Saturday night program changes


Editor’s Note: 

We don’t know if this rumor is true, but the CMA has already moved in this direction. (See link above.)  One thing seems certain, such a move will likely change Ocean Grove’s reputation,  and it will affect attitudes in and outside the Grove.  Many people would be disappointed.

We hope to verify this rumor.  If any of you can confirm, please contact us at Blogfinger@verizon.net.  Anonymous is OK and your email address will not be placed on any list.  Or comment on this post and just leave out your name and email.

TONY BENNETT has appeared in the Great Auditorium at one of those Saturday night concerts in front of thousands of people—talk about good will!!  The recording below is at Carnegie Hall  (capacity 2,800) with the  Ralph Sharon Orchestra.  The GA can seat 6,500.


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