Governor Phil Murphy made a very special announcement over the weekend. Bruce Springsteen officially has his very own holiday here in the Garden State.
Murphy presented the official proclamation which declared September 23rd as “Bruce Springsteen Day” during the American Music Honors on Saturday night (April 15). The event was held at The Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music located at Monmouth University.
“Bruce Springsteen is one of the most recognizable, iconic and influential musicians – and New Jerseyans – of all time,” said Governor Murphy in a press release. “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.”
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band just so happened to play their first sold-out show in Jersey in seven years at the Prudential Center in Newark on Friday night. Together they will also return to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford for three nights on August 30, September 1, and September 3.
Among other achievements, Springsteen recently attended a ceremony at The White House in Washington, D.C. as a recipient of the 2021 National Medals of Arts presented by President Biden.
Scroll below or click here to view the official proclamation.
Bruce Springsteen is one of the most iconic and influential musicians – and New Jerseyans – of all time, period.— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) April 16, 2023
And so, I am both honored and proud to announce @springsteen's birthday, Sept. 23, will officially be known as Bruce Springsteen Day in the Garden State. pic.twitter.com/Ux5B54jdlB