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David T. Jones Memorial Monkees Convention March 2013

June 8, 2012 by  
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You are invited to join fellow fans from all the world to mark the one-year anniversary of Davy Jones’ passing with a celebration of the former teen idol’s life, and his band, The Monkees at the The David T. Jones Memorial Monkees Convention, March 1-3, 2013 at The Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, 2 Meadowlands Plaza, East Rutherford, New Jersey.

There will be live concert performances, special guest interviews, autograph and photo opportunities, question and answer sessions; a mammoth Monkees music & memorabilia marketplace and rock & roll flea market, art exhibits, film and video showings, the “David T. Jones Message of Hope” book project, plus much more.

Headlining the memorial convention are former Monkees Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork. Other Special Guests of Honor includes actor Christopher Knight, who played Peter Brady in the Brady Bunch, on which Davy Jones appeared; TV personality Butch Patrick, who is best known as Eddie Munster from “The Munsters” – Butch appeared in one of the Monkees’ TV episodes; singer Ron Dante, who was the lead singer in the Archies and was one of Davy Jones’ record producers; singer Gary DeCarlo who was the lead singer in the band Steam (“Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”) and appeared with Davy Jones on Davy’s last PBS TV concert appearance; actresses Donna Loren and Arlene Martel, who each appeared in Monkees television episodes; and world famous rock & roll artist Shannon, known for her “7 Faces of Beatles” collection will be introducing her “7 Faces of Davy” collection specifically for this event. Other guests are being added.

Performing live over the three-day extravaganza will be members of Davy Jones’ touring band along with popular Monkees tribute bands including “The Characters,” who played many of the Monkees Conventions through the years and also backed up Micky, Davy and Peter; “The Blue Meanies,” who performed at a Davy Jones tribute at NY’s BB Kings club; and “Loose Salute” who specialize in Mike Nesmith songs. The very rare Monkeemobile will also be on display.

The David T. Jones Memorial Monkees Convention is being presented with the blessings of Davy’s family, and funds will be raised to support the former Monkees’ favorite charity, The Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund. Jones was an avid horseman and this charity ensures the continuing care of the horses he so loved.

This event is open to all ages, and the hotel is offering special reduced convention rates for guests wishing to stay overnight. Join fellow fans and music lovers from all over the country and overseas as they take the Last Train To Clarksville (actually the Meadowlands) to be a Believer! The weekend guarantees fun-filled activities and attractions with Music, Memories, Monkees and much more. Tickets are now on sale, including special weekend passes.

The March 1-3, 2013 David T. Jones Memorial Monkees Convention is produced by Phyllis Paganucci of Then & Now Events in association with Liverpool Productions. Davy, Micky and Peter Tork, were all the special guests at the very last national Monkees Convention produced on the East Coast in 1987, and this production team has reunited after twenty-five years to bring fans the ultimate celebration possible in memory of Davy Jones.

For additional information, email djmemorialconvention@gmail.com, visit the website: www.monkeeconvention.com or call toll-free (866) M-O-N-K-E-E-S. To order tickets, visit http://monkeeconvention.com/tickets.html

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5 Responses to “David T. Jones Memorial Monkees Convention March 2013”
  1. Sondra says:

    I’ve always preferred to celebrate a person’s birth date rather than date of death. As long as you are making a 3 day event out of it, wouldn’t it be great to have a New Year’s Eve fireworks show in the middle of a celebration of Davy’s life.

  2. destes says:

    Sondra
    I think you are missing the point of the convention. They are remembering a great man, entertainer, father, brother and so on… Plus since Davy’s BD is so close to New Years Eve it would be hard for people to go that time of year with family and how expensive it is to fly and travel.. I will be coming from Florida my self and I think it is a wonderful thing that she is doing… Thanks Phyllis :)

  3. destes says:

    YOu are missing the point Sondra,
    We are celebrating life even though it is on the date of death ( which will actually only come every four years) He was a entertainer, father, brother, friend and all around great guy and the convention is ot honor him … Thanks Phyllis for making this all happen

  4. ozmonkeeman says:

    I Think its a great idea ! , really sad about Davy’s death, but gives fans from around the world a chance to get together and talk about all things Monkees and great moments in Monkee history..

    My wife and myself are flying all the way from Australia just to attend this great convention . If you are going to go and you see a guy wearing a black top saying in large on the back .. AUSTRALIAN MONKEES FAN with ” OZMONKEEMAN” on it , then please come up and have a chat , I would love to meet other Monkees fans because here in Australia there no way of meeting true fans , So please come and have a chat about all things Monkees ,Should be really cool !! … Cheers from Down Under .. Eric ( ozmonkeeman )

  5. I am very much looking forward to this event! I’ve been hoping for another Monkee convention for quite some time now.

    I want to respectfully and lovingly suggest that somebody help out with the website as it really does look very outdated. There are so many talented people out there (who are also Monkee fans). Maybe someone could help with the aesthetics as I’m sure the powers-that-be would like the website to reflect the quality of the event itself.

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