The Music Pier is an institution only slightly younger than the Tabernacle Association. There are performances for almost every musical taste. My favorites are the OC Pops performances, especially when there are singers just launched toward international careers. Really, international careers. Hear 'em when they're young, cross your fingers, wish them success and hope they are smart enough to be singing at least into their 50's. Met quality, in the best sense, at boardwalk prices. Check the schedule and book your trip.