Elephants for Autism 2016 – The Watering Hole, Mays Landing, NJ

Friday, May 20th - Sunday, May 22nd

By Sean McCall

Starting Friday, May 20, 2016, Jerry Ryan and Dawnie Marie will be holding their 5th annual “Elephants for Autism” Music Festival.  The show will be held at The Watering Hole Café in Mays Landing, NJ.  The show will feature a total of 100 bands over the course of 3 days throughout the weekend.  Yes, One.  Hundred.  Bands.  This event will also feature an 8 team kick ball tournament on Saturday, the 21st.  Every donation and cost of this event will benefit the Archway School in Atco, NJ in assisting their specials needs music program and music camp. 

A quote from one of the events directors, Jerry Ryan: 

“This event is the highlight of my year, every year.  We are very fortunate to be in a position to help others through our mutual passion that is music.  Let's dedicate ourselves to making this event bigger than ever before and helping some amazing kids get the same opportunities that many of us take for granted on a daily basis.  Thank you.”

This event is ALL AGES, and parking is free!

Vendors include:  Sandy Bottom Books, Faces 4 Autism, and Sky Valley Records.

The sound will be through Fisher Sound on both outdoor patio stages.

There will be food and drink specials. 

Anela Ross will be signing and selling original prints of her artwork.  VIP Camping on the ground is invite only, however anybody can check out Winding River Campground, which is right up the road. 


List of bands:

Friday, may 20th 

(Outdoor-rotating stages)
6-630  PA ANGELO  (Flemington, NJ)
630-7  Discectomy  (Williamstown, NJ)
7-730  Whale Drone  (Absecon, NJ)
730-8  Squid Brothers Inc.  (Ocean City, NJ)
8-830  Watch Us Destroy Us  (PA)
830-9  Little War Twins  (MA)
9-930  Stonehaven  (Medford, NJ)
930-10  The Secondside  (Northfield, NJ)
10-1030  CRIMSON  (Somers Point, NJ)

6-630  City Line  (Gloucester County, NJ)
645-715  James Cutlass & the Wisterias
730-8  Catching Wasps  (PA)
815-845  Burning in the Undertow  (Northfield, NJ)
9-945  Bosom Band  (PA)
10-1030  Sea Daughter (formerly Stargazer)  (Atlantic City, NJ)
1045-1115  Weary Travelers  (Collingswood, NJ)



(Outdoor-rotating stages)
1115-1215  the burns brothers
1230-1  Cupids Victim  (TX)
1-130  Know Your Enemy  (Somerville, NJ)
130-2  The Del Thrusters  (PA)
2-230  Riley McEvoy
230-3  Annie Donahue / Bubba Mac  (PA / Ocean City, NJ)
3-330  The Late Night Drifters  (PA)
330-4  Sex with Rollercoasters  (PA)
4-430  Old City Revival  (Cinnaminson, NJ)
430-5  Autumn City  (Asbury Park, NJ)
5-530  LNj Sessions  (Williamstown, NJ)
530-6  Danielle and Jennifer  (PA)
6-630  Eyeswan  (NJ)
630-7  Little War Twins  (MA)
7-730  Deuteronomy  (Mt. Laurel, NJ)
730-8  Mara Justine & the Hess Brothers  (Galloway, NJ)
8-830  The Hess Brothers  (Cherry Hill, NJ)
830-9  The Nick Clemons Band  (NJ)
9-930  Zer0  (PA / South Jersey)
930-10  One Step From Falling  (NY)
10-1030  Black Friday Death Count  (PA)
1030-11  sun.shine (vox at Riot God)

Noon-1245 matchaponix  (Matchaponix, NJ)
1-130  pushing daisys
140-210  Ben Greenblatt  (Voorhees Township, NJ)
220-250  Paper Machines  (PA)
3-330  Tommy Tequila  (MD)
340-410  Christine Rubcich  (Swainton, NJ)
420-450  Susan Herrick/Lavianna Felder
5-530  Audio Kings of the third world  (PA)
540-610  Mark Macmanus  (Hamilton, NJ)
620-650  moovement
7-730  Cat In The Wall  (Cherry Hill, NJ)
740-810  Malcolm Tent  (Margate, NJ)
820-850  THROAT  (Little Egg Harbor, NJ)
9-930  The Russian White  (PA)
940-1010  Service of Shadows  (VA)
1020-1050  KYSMET  (VA)
11-1130  Shattered Skin  (Medford, NJ)
1145-1215  from the inside
1230-115  Dead Robins  (PA)



(Outdoor-rotating stages) 
11-1145  joey costa band
12-1230 -Storm Surge
1230-1-black xhaos
1-130-not from concentrate
130-2-Adventure Lost
230-3-Deeply Woven
430-5-the skins42
5-530-Cut The Act
530-6-Good look, sigourney
6-630-In theory
630-7-scripted chaos
8-830-The division
830-9-surrender the night
9-930-Nerd Surge
930-10-Fun While You Wait
10-1030-Khalid Quesada
1030-11-Luke Johnny Crompton

1240-110 -Perfect Chaos
2-230 Harvard on the Hill
240-310-the jokers (classic rock from Delco)
320-350-Robin Gazzara
440-510-Chasing Utopia
520-550-b1nary curious
6-630-the power
640-710-the Brandon howard
715-745-The total soundholes
750-820-the David earl experience
830-9-endless sacrifice (acoustic)
1130-12 The Dead Flowers
1215-1  unigoat

About the Writer

Sean McCall is a Music Business Technology Major studying at Rowan University with a Minor in Theatre.  He has been attending shows and events since he was in middle school and has had his own band he’s been involved in for about 7 years called Breaking Tradition.  He has been actively involved in the music scene since he was young and holds an overall passion for all types of music.  He has an ear for music and tries to pick up as many instruments as he can.  Sean has sung in multiple competitive honor choirs throughout the country, ranging from All-State Honor Choir to as far as All-National Honor Choir, and plans to take off in the Music Industry in as many ways possible.  Sean also recently helped book a show in Glassboro with his friends, Alex LaVallee and Alex Bradley, and plans to book many more independent shows in the near future.  With a passion for music, bands, and the overall scene, he is adding music journalism to his resumé to contribute even further into this talented area we call home.