RED BANK, NJ: The Count Basie Center for the Arts, the not-for-profit performing arts center with a mission to “Inspire, Educate and Entertain,” announced today the availability of a limited-edition t-shirt to raise funds for the organization, shuttered since mid-March due to the ongoing pandemic.

The New Jersey-centric t-shirt features the Basie Center logo above a silhouette of the beloved Garden State. On the back, the words Springsteen himself used to open his May 6th Bruce Springsteen: From His Home To Yours broadcast on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio, which have since resonated on social media:

“As hard as it is to believe right now, your children will go back to school. Churches will be open and full. You will once again hug and kiss family members at your gatherings. You will shout over the noise of a crowded bar to order a drink and to speak to your friends.  You will buy a hot dog at Yankee Stadium. You will walk through the streets of your hometown, free and easy. You may hold a complete stranger on a crowded dance floor, and 50,000 people will once again scream their heads off somewhere in New Jersey.”

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The t-shirts, priced at $35 + S/H, are available for a limited time at

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