By Jeff Raspe

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StrummerJam has been created by The Joe Strummer Foundation.

Throughout the month of August 2017 StrummerJam events are held around the world to celebrate the life, music and memory of Joe Strummer and to help raise funds for local music non-profits.

StrummerJam fundraising events are registered via and independently organised by musicians, promoters, venues, record labels, DJs, artists and music fans.


Jesse Malin & Jeff Raspe present “Summer Strummer Jam 2017” at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ on Saturday August 19 2017. Featuring performances by Jesse Malin & band, The Vansaders, Matty Carlock and a Joe Strummer birthday tribute set with special guests.

“Summer Strummer Jam 2017” will benefit Music & Memory and The Joe Strummer Foundation and will be an official StrummerJam 2017 event. Joe Strummer, former frontman for The Clash and The Mescaleros, who passed away in 2002, would have celebrated his 65th birthday August 21.

Guests scheduled to appear during the Joe Strummer/The Clash tribute set include Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem, Craig Finn of The Hold Steady, Ted Leo, Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus, Richard Barone of The Bongos, Daniel Rey of The Dictators, Mike Montali of Hollis Brown, Anthony D'Amato, Danny Clinch, Doug Zambon of The Vansaders, Matty Carlock and more.

Tickets will go on sale Friday July 21, 12 noon, at The Stone Pony box office. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 day of show. Box office hours are Wednesday to Monday from 12 to 5 and during show hours. Closed Tuesday. The Stone Pony is located at 913 Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park. Tickets will also be available at TicketMaster.

About Music & Memory: A non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirmed through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life.

We train nursing home staff and other elder care professionals, as well as family caregivers, how to create and provide personalized playlists using iPods and related digital audio systems that enable those struggling with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories.

About The Joe Strummer Foundation: Our mission is to provide opportunities to musicians and support to projects around the world that create empowerment through music.

Rocking locally, acting globally

The Joe Strummer Foundation's mission state is to give opportunites to musicians and support to projects around the world that create empowerment through music.

Over the years we have had the honour of connecting with many amazing people and organisations who passionately believe music can change the lives of those who embrace it.

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