Toms River Fest was a major festival event that used to be held at the campus of Toms River High School in Toms River Township, New Jersey, during the summer. The festival was a joint venture between Toms River Regional Schools and the concert promoter AEG Live Entertainment.
On July 27th, 2005, Clay Aiken started his Jukebox Tour at Toms River Fest. The 26-city tour visited cities in the eastern U.S. and Toronto. The tour ended at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City.
The 2 ½ hour show included music from each decade from the 50’s to the present. Clay even included some planned future releases. Including all the songs performed as solos and in the decade medleys, over 70 songs were performed at each concert. Clay was very busy during the concert; however, each of his back-up singers performed a solo and was highlighted throughout the concert.
There were so many highlights in this concert. It would be impossible to mention them all, but the following are hard to forget.
Clay, entering the stage with a smirk and a snap of his fingers
Clay climbing up on the piano and singing “Great Balls of Fire.”
Clay singing Elvis and moving like Elvis
Clay standing at the microphone, singing Ricky Martin
The famous Fedora
The White leisure suit!!
The fun Clay had when he teased his back-up singers!
But, what we remember the most is the wonderful music and joy that was a part of this concert.