The B-Street Band first performed as
“Backstreets, a Tribute to the Boss” on
May 19, 1980 in Asbury Park, NJ for an audience of over 2000 Bruce fans.
From the heart of the Jersey shore, “Backstreets” was the first band in the world to do a unique tribute to a live performer. There are now an estimated 14,000 tribute bands following their lead and performing all over the world.
Nearly 5,500 performances and 34 years later, the B-Street Band is still the hardest working tribute band on the circuit, with almost 200 shows per year throughout the country.
The BSTREETBAND and BRUCE fans
Notable performances include opening for Bruce outside at the Philadelphia Spectrum for the final 4 shows of the historic arena. Additionally, The B-Street Band performed before Bruce shows at Wachovia, MetLife Stadium, Prudential Center, and the newly constructed Comcast Xfinity Center at Citizens Bank Park.
The band was proud to accept an invitation from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame “Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen” exhibition at the Constitutional Center in Philadelphia. They were featured during the opening, middle and closing nights—a real honor for any tribute band.
In the News
The B-Street Band’s unprecedented legacy continued as they represented NJ at both inaugurations for President Obama in 2009 and NJ Governor Chris Christie in 2010.
The B-Street Band was the first to ever perform live on TV’s Fox Business News Channel, broadcast coast to coast.