OCEAN CITY — Former Philadelphia Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos will return to the Music Pier on May 12 with a show that mixes his magic talents with inspirational stories.
Dorenbos performed a sold-out show in Ocean City last spring. The NFL player's career ended before the last season when doctors discovered he had an aortic aneurysm and performed open-heart surgery. Though he had been traded to the New Orleans Saints, the Eagles gave him a Super Bowl ring.
The show is set for 8 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets are $45, $35 and $30 and go on sale March 15. They will be available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, by calling 609-399-6111 or in person at the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.
Dorenbos will be on hand earlier in the day as Ocean City’s hermit-crab mascot, Martin Z. Mollusk, seeks his shadow and predicts an early summer. The free family event takes place at 11 a.m. on the beach at Ninth Street.
In addition to his football career, Dorenbos performed his magic on the NBC television competition “America’s Got Talent.” He placed third overall during the 2016 season.
The 14-year NFL veteran says magic saved his life. When he was 12 years old, his father murdered his mother. He openly shares this childhood tragedy with audiences in an inspirational show about rising through adversity, setting goals no matter how high and planning the necessary steps to achieve those goals.