Headliner entertainment announced for Milford Oyster Festival
Eddie Money will headline the entertainment main stage at the 44th annual Milford Oyster Festival on Saturday, Aug. 18.
Opening act for Eddie Money will be John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band.
Among Money’s biggest hits were “Baby Hold On,” and “Two Tickets Paradise.”
According to his web site, in 1968, after serving as a New York City Police Officer for two years, Money put his law enforcement career on hold to pursue music. He moved to Berkeley, Calif. and began performing at local clubs. Then, in 1976, after changing his surname from Mahoney to Money, his fate changed when he was introduced to legendary promoter Bill Graham while performing at one of Graham’s events.
The two quickly became close, with Graham serving as both a mentor and manager to Money.
Said Graham of Money, “Eddie Money has it all…not only can he sing, write and play, but he is a natural performer.”
“After signing a recording contract with Columbia Records, Money burst onto the scene with his eponymous debut album in 1977. Fans immediately fell in love with Money’s sound, and the album, which went double platinum, featured hits like “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Money followed the success of his debut album with a stream of Top 40 hits, as well as some of the era’s most creative videos for songs like “Think I’m in Love” and “Shakin.” In 1986, Money released Can’t Hold Back, which featured the classic, Grammy-Nominated duet with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight.” The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went platinum and also featured the hit “I Wanna Go Back.”
Money also also been seen on such TV shows as “The King of Queens,” “The Drew Carey Show” and is also starring in the reality show “Real Money” on AXS TV.
As for money, the 69-year-old Money is worth $12 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Rhode Island natives John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band began their career in 1972 and achieved mainstream success in the 1980s with the "Eddie & The Cruisers - Motion Picture Soundtrack."
The hit single "On the Dark Side" held the "Number-One" position on the Billboard Rock charts and the MTV video charts for five consecutive weeks. The album sold more than three million copies and was certified triple platinum.
The title track from the group's 1985 follow-up album “Tough All Over” became their second top single on the Billboard Rock charts and the song “C-I-T-Y” reached the Billboard Top 20. Cafferty's solo track "Hearts on Fire" was featured in the Sylvester Stallone film "Rocky IV” and he received his second double Platinum soundtrack award. Over the years John has placed 35 songs in major motion pictures.
The Milford Oyster Festival will be held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In addition to entertainment, there will be a craft beer area at Lisman Landing, 200 arts and crafts vendors on the Milford Green, schooner cruisers and kayak races.
And of course, there will be lots of food at the festival including 35,000 oysters from the East Coast Shellfish Growers Association.