TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stronger than the Storm, a comprehensive consumer campaign developed to raise awareness of the Jersey Shore's recovery, announced today the grand prize winner of the Jersey Shore Soundoff music competition. Stronger than the Storm, with the help of public votes and celebrity judges, congratulates the winner of the state-wide music competition, After The Reign, who will perform "Jersey Strong," in advance of the Spin Doctors at the Stone Pony on September 7.
With more than 230 entries submitted from residents all over the state, it was a highly competitive process for all contenders. After two rounds and 2,255 votes cast in the final round for "Jersey Strong," After The Reign's summer anthem stood out as the truest culmination of the Jersey Shore's strength, spirit and resilience.
"We are honored to be recognized by the people of New Jersey and Stronger than the Storm for our contribution to the recovery through the best way we know how— our music," said John Strevens, writer of the winning song. "Our song pays tribute to the hardships that everyone endured as well as the progress we have made as loud, proud New Jerseyans."
Recognized as New Jersey's premier country band, After The Reign's Jersey Shore roots run deep with all six members calling the region their home. Impacted personally by Superstorm Sandy, the members spend most of their days helping to rebuild the coast's communities, while uplifting residents and raising money for the recovery efforts at night with their music.
"Stronger than the Storm is thrilled to welcome After The Reign to the Jersey Shore Soundoff Stage," said Shannon Eis, spokesperson for Stronger than the Storm. "Having two bands with Jersey ties on one, legendary Garden State stage will truly be a night to remember down the shore."
Those interested in attending the concert may claim up to two vouchers on the Stronger than the Storm Eventbrite page. The voucher may be exchanged on site for a physical ticket. The voucher does not guarantee a ticket. Tickets are limited and going fast and are on a first come first serve basis.
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About Stronger than the Storm
Stronger than the Storm is a comprehensive consumer campaign developed to raise awareness of the new Jersey Shore's recovery from Superstorm Sandy in an effort to support tourism and local businesses. The campaign encourages New Jerseyans and potential visitors to come to the Jersey Shore, support local businesses, as they are ready and have reopened their doors. Managed by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, and with support from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the campaign highlights the region's ongoing recovery preparedness for the summer of 2013 tourist season. The Jersey Shore represents the largest portion of New Jersey's $38 billion tourism industry and is a major source of jobs and economic activity for the state. In addition to being a central component of the state's economy and work force, the Jersey Shore is also one of our nation's great environmental and recreational treasures. For more information and to learn more about community resources and exciting events taking place at the Jersey Shore this summer, please visit www.strongerthanthestorm.com.
SOURCE Stronger than the Storm