WEST LONG BRANCH – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that Bruce Springsteen’s birthday, September 23rd, will be formally recognized as Bruce Springsteen Day in New Jersey. Governor Murphy presented the proclamation at the American Music Honors, which took place at the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music tonight.
“Bruce Springsteen is one of the most recognizable, iconic and influential musicians – and New Jerseyans – of all time,” said Governor Murphy. “It is important that we recognize Bruce for all he has done and will continue to do, from giving us the gift of his music to lending his time to the causes close to his heart, including making the Archives and Center for American Music a repository that will inspire tomorrow’s songwriters and singers. We thank him for showing the world what it means to live our New Jersey values. I am both honored and proud to declare his birthday Bruce Springsteen Day in New Jersey.”
Located within Monmouth University, the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music preserves the legacy of Bruce Springsteen and celebrates the history of American music and its diversity of artists and genres. Tonight, the Archives and Center for American Music held the inaugural American Music Honors. The honorees of the 2023 American Music Honors include E Street Band member, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, political activist, music educator and best-selling author Stevie Van Zandt; Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and legendary soul artist Sam Moore of the ‘60s soul duo, Sam & Dave; longtime pop/soul singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love; and country/blues/rock singer-songwriter and social commentator Steve Earle.
For a copy of the proclamation, click here.