MONMOUTH ARTS GALA
Monmouth Arts is proud to announce our annual gala fundraiser for 2020, Rock the Arts! Taking place this September at The Asbury Hotel, Monmouth Arts presents a special evening featuring electrifying musical performances, silent & live auctions, unique arts experiences, and more. Wear your best rock-inspired attire and enjoy cocktails and creative dining in one of the most lively cities on the Jersey Shore. Tickets are now on sale! All proceeds from this event will benefit the arts programs and services of Monmouth Arts. More details coming soon!
ROCK THE ARTS HONOREES
Artistic Achievement Award
Anthony D’Amato, known onstage as Remember Jones, is celebrated for his work as a director, producer, vocalist, and songwriter in music and theatre worlds. He has taken on lead roles in musicals throughout the country and has directed several acclaimed productions, including notorious work with the musical HAIR and the NJ premiere of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Baronet Theatre in 2007. As an acclaimed frontman and personality, his theatrical stagings of original music with a large band and retellings of other artists’ catalogues has brought his work to the national spotlight, selling out music venues and theatres to great acclaim. He has shared stages with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes, Darlene Love, Buster Poindexter, Ivan Neville, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, and more, and recently celebrated the 100th birthday of Dean Martin with a recording project with his daughter, Deana Martin. Remember Jones continues to grow his brand in many creative, unique ways throughout the country alongside many celebrated artists, while releasing new music and artistic content.
Business Leadership Award
Tim Donnelly got his start in music in 1991 working on the inaugural Lollapalooza festival for the Surfrider Foundation. He worked as a writer for MTV, Surfing Magazine, and Relix Magazine, which led to working with his pal Danny Clinch on several music documentaries. A move to Asbury Park a decade ago led to producing events on the Asbury Park boardwalk, including Sea.Hear.Now, a pop-up gallery featuring local bands and surfing-related artists. After Superstorm Sandy, he co-produced a relief concert called “On The Beach” to get Jersey Shore families back into their homes. He’s been the Producer of the Asbury Park Music + Film Festival since its inception and is a founding partner of one of the world’s most unique surfing contests, The Cold War. Together with his partners HM Wollman and Clinch, they formed Between The Sets and teamed with C3 Presents to take Sea.Hear.Now from a neighborhood party on the boardwalk to an international music and arts festival on the Asbury Park beach. Their formula of having old and new friends play music, make art, and surf for a September weekend has struck a chord with fans and the industry alike. Since the festival's launch, Sea.Hear.Now has been nominated for mid sized festival of the year and named the most environmentally sustainable festival in the United States.
THE STONE PONY
Business Leadership Award
The Stone Pony is more than just a music venue by the sea, it has helped put Asbury Park on the map in the music world. Its intimate setting has always created a special connection between fans and artists, whether that’s inside the iconic club, or on The Summer Stage. Over the course of almost five decades, The Stone Pony has become “home base” for both fans and artists like Bruce Springsteen, “Southside” Johnny, Steve Van Zandt, Elvis Costello, The Jonas Brothers, Slightly Stoopid, and so many others who return year after year. Learn more about the history of The Stone Pony here.
BOB & KIM HONECKER
Community Service Award
Kim and Bob Honecker are rock stars of Monmouth County, having been active supporters of many worthy organizations and causes throughout their 40-plus years of marriage. Kim, an artist and past board chair of Monmouth Arts, studied at Moore College of Art, worked in fashion and children's toys in New York City, and was the Art Director for Butterfly Originals, a children’s accessories and sporting goods company, before teaching art in the Freehold Regional High School District. She has been an executive board member of the Dr. Stanley Nichols Pediatric Auxiliary, a vestry member of Christ Church Shrewsbury, and Board of Education member for Red Bank Regional High School. Bob earned his law degree from Widener School of Law and worked for the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office in Freehold for 25 years. Today Bob is with the law firm Ansell, Grimm and Aaron, specializing in criminal defense. He has been involved in community groups such as the Child Advocacy Center, Holiday Express, Brookdale Scholarship Foundation, Boys and Girls Club, and the ASPCA. He was the past President of the Monmouth County Bar Association and is currently President of the 200 Club. In 2020 the Honeckers created “The Family Crime Cast,” a true-crime podcast found on iTunes, Spotify, and Stitcher. Kim is the Executive Producer, Mariah, their daughter, is the Creative Director, and Bob is The Talent.
BECOME A SPONSOR
All sponsors receive the benefits of VIP ticket holders (Rockin' VIP Party + Gala) plus a full-page color journal ad and special recognition on all printed materials, social media, event signage, and the Monmouth Arts website.
$10,000 | WE WILL ROCK YOU (12 VIP tickets)
Additional Perks: Back cover playbill ad placement, recognition on pre-event publicity and press releases, mention from stage emcee, and presentation of one award
$5,000 | I LOVE ROCK N ROLL (6 VIP tickets)
Additional Perks: Recognition on pre-event publicity and press releases and mention from stage emcee
$2,500 | ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE (4 VIP tickets)
$1,500 | ROCK THIS TOWN (2 VIP tickets)
Journal ads offer prime recognition and benefits for your organization, business, or family.
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Back Cover (5.5w x 8.5h)
Inside Cover (5.5w x 8.5h)
Full Page (5.5w x 8.5h)
Half Page (5.5w x 4.25h)
Quarter Page (2.75w x 4.25h)
SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS
Support Monmouth Arts by donating to our silent auction! In return for your generosity, you will play a major role in strengthening the vast array of Monmouth Arts community and educational programs. Your benefits will include:
Recognition on auction signage
Recognition in the program handout
Recognition on the OneCause auction interface
Opportunity to display business cards, literature, and promotional items at the event
Monmouth Arts is closely following communication from the CDC and the NJ Department of Health regarding the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of our arts community is our highest priority. In the event that the gala cannot take place, a virtual event will be held in its place. We will keep you updated on any changes. Please note tickets are nonrefundable.