It’s a signifier of summer on the Jersey Shore — the annual Fourth of July concert by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes at the Stone Pony, a tradition as crucial to local life as, well, the New Year’s Jukes shows at the Count Basie.


In today’s edition of Red Bank oRBit , we talk to Southside Johnny Lyon for a preview of what audiences can expect  at this year’s show, which kicks off a season of  larger-scale entertainments at the Pony’s SummerStage this Thursday.

We also get on the phone with Jukes guitarist Bobby Bandiera, who, as the Hardest Working Man in Shore Business, just got off the road with Bon Jovi and will do the Jukes thing following a special concert tonight at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal, even as he prepares his next Rock ‘N Soul Revue extravaganza in Red Bank.

It’s all there in oRBit, the local entertainment website that gets the interview, grabs the story, and gets there first!