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\u2019s biggest hits were \u201cBaby Hold On,\u201d and \u201cTwo Tickets Paradise.\u201d 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\u2019s events. The two quickly became close, with Graham serving as both a mentor and manager to Money. Said Graham of Money, \u201cEddie Money has it all\u2026not only can he sing, write and play, but he is a natural performer.\u201d \u201cAfter 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\u2019s sound, and the album, which went double platinum, featured hits like \u201cBaby Hold On\u201d and \u201cTwo Tickets to Paradise.\u201d Money followed the success of his debut album with a stream of Top 40 hits, as well as some of the era\u2019s most creative videos for songs like \u201cThink I\u2019m in Love\u201d and \u201cShakin.\u201d In 1986, Money released Can\u2019t Hold Back, which featured the classic, Grammy-Nominated duet with Ronnie Spector, \u201cTake Me Home Tonight.\u201d The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went platinum and also featured the hit \u201cI Wanna Go Back.\u201d Money also also been seen on such TV shows as \u201cThe King of Queens,\u201d \u201cThe Drew Carey Show\u201d and is also starring in the reality show \u201cReal Money\u201d 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 \u201cTough All Over\u201d became their second top single on the Billboard Rock charts and the song \u201cC-I-T-Y\u201d reached the Billboard Top 20. Cafferty's solo track "Hearts on Fire" was featured in the Sylvester Stallone film "Rocky IV\u201d 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.