Dave Franklin was a fixture in New Jersey’s underground music community for over 30 years, fronting one of the State’s favorite and enduring punk bands, Vision, from 1986 until his passing on January 5, 2017. On April 2, nearly 3,000 friends and fans will memorialize him with a day-long musical tribute at the Asbury Park Convention Hall (1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ), featuring many prominent New York and New Jersey artists who were close friends of Dave’s and shared stages over the years.
The event, titled ‘Doing it for Dave: A Tribute to Dave Franklin’ has already moved 2,500 tickets and is expected to sell out. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here via Ticketmaster, or via the Stone Pony Box Office (going fast). Proceeds from the event will benefit the North Shore Animal League and the Riot Fest Foundation, whose missions are the rescue of animals and the provision of opportunities in music to underprivileged communities, respectively. The tribute is expected to raise around $40,000 for the two charitable organizations, whose work was near to Dave Franklin’s heart.