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Dr. Cheeko & The Island Sound

August 01, 2016 at 6pm


Put on your dancing shoes for Dr. Cheeko, a Jersey coast fixture who is synonymous with the tropical sound.

After immigrating to the U.S. from Puerto Rico and joining the Air Force, Dr. Cheeko started a band at Hunter Airfield in Savannah, Ga. Following a stint in Miami—where he picked up his nickname—Dr. Cheeko moved to New Jersey, where he developed a party beach band called Dr. Cheeko & The Island Sound that became a must-see attraction. Joining Dr. Cheeko onstage are Vikki Austin and Coco (vocals), Caribbean-born Frankie Gibson (vocals, bass), Steve May (guitar) and brothers Timmy (brass, percussion, vocals) and Jimmy Ingrahm (keyboards and saxophone).

A frequent guest of regional venues such as Martell’s Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant, N.J., Dr. Cheeko & The Island Sound play reggae, R&B, country and salsa, often taking requests from the audience. With an upbeat style and insatiable energy, Dr. Cheeko and his band have earned a loyal fan base.


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Springwood Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, United States
Springwood Park
Springwood Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712, United States


Matt Hockenjos, Executive Director, Asbury Park Music Foundation

Location Info


Parking will be available on the lot across the street from the park on Springwood Avenue. There will also be free street parking available on Springwood Avenue. 

Park rules

There is no alcohol allowed at the public park. Guests may bring food an non-alcoholic beverages. Food will be available for purchase at the site. It is recommended that guests bring lawn chairs. 

Rain Location

The rain location of the event is the Asbury Park Transportation Center, located adjacent to the Police Department on Main Street in Asbury Park. The location is only 100 yards east of Springwood Park. Rain notice will be posted by 12:00pm the day of the event on the Asbury Park Music Foundation Facebook page, as well as on the Foundation's website

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