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MonteRosa Band

August 08, 2016 at 6pm


Albie Monterrosa—founder of acclaimed Asbury Park-based band deSoL—brings his new Latin rock project, the MonteRosa Band, to town.

Monterrosa, who was born in Queens, N.Y. to Salvadorian parents, found inspiration in his parents’ favorite Salvadorian, Mexican and Cuban music, along with Elton John, the Bee Gees, Led Zeppelin and Santana. In 2000, he founded deSoL, creating a potent blend of rock and Latino music that garnered his group attention on the world stage. In 2013, the band opened for R.E.M. at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City to a crowd of more than 20,000. They toured with Blues Traveler, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli and Legendary Wailers and are seasoned music festival veterans, with Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and South by Southwest under their belts. In 2006, deSoL visited military bases around the world through an Armed Forces Entertainment tour. The band separated amicably in 2014.

Mixing rock, pop and old school Latin grooves, the MonteRosa Band (founded in 2015) brings rhythmic, feel-good music back on to the scene. This rock band is truly multicultural, featuring musicians from El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Sri Lanka, Cuba and New Jersey. Dancing is always encouraged at the band’s energetic, uplifting shows.


Opening act

Karen Lee & Sympathetic Resonance

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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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