Springsteen Fan Group ‘Spring-Nuts’ Descending on Jersey Shore This Weekend

Spring-Nuts founder Howie Chaz, right, with Bruce Springsteen.Spring-Nuts founder Howie Chaz, right, with Bruce Springsteen.

Hundreds of die-hard Bruce Springsteen fans known as “Spring-Nuts” will descend on Asbury Park once again this weekend for three days of festivities known as Seaside Serenade Four.

The events had been cancelled for two years because of the pandemic, but Spring Nuts founder Howie Chaz says fans will come from all over the world for this year’s reunion, which is raising money for WhyHunger.com, a nonprofit started by singer-songwriter Harry Chapin to combat world hunger.

Chaz says fundraising from ticket and t-shirt sales are all going to the charity and he says nearly 25 thousand dollars has been raised.

SBN News Director Steve Lubetkin spoke exclusively with Spring-Nuts founder Howie Chaz about the group and its activities. You can hear the interview in the player below.

The weekend includes music events and gatherings all over the Shore area, at bars including Salty’s in Belmar, The Transparent Clinch Gallery and Asbury Hotel in Asbury Park, and on Sunday, a six-hour Springsteen music marathon at the Stone Pony, with Pony club DJ Lee Mrowicki, host of “Radio Jersey,” a streaming Internet radio show featuring all New Jersey artists, playing Springsteen music for the fans.

The Spring-Nuts Facebook page features posts by fans reporting on their travel progress as they make their way to the Springsteen Mecca from as far away as Austria, Australia, and other parts of the world.