Boardwalk Hall lineup - The Big Room on the Boardwalk is on pace to maintain its place as the top venue of its size in the world based on attendance and gate. Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and Wisin & Yandel team up July 29. After taking last year off, Jimmy Buffet and his Coral Reefer Band return to Boardwalk Hall Aug. 4. Latin artists Marc Anthony, Marco Antonio Solis and Chayanne move in Aug. 17, the Cirque du Soleil touring show Dralion runs Aug. 20-Sept. 2, and Madonna brings her big show to the hall Sept. 15
Bader Field music, seafood festivals - Phish (June 15-17), Metallica’s Orion Music + More (35 acts over two days, June 23-24) and the Atlantic City Seafood Festival (Sept. 15-16), plus two other possible music attractions, have the combined potential of bringing several hundred thousand of people to town.
When Don Marrandino, president of Caesars Entertainment’s four Atlantic City properties, asked the Osmonds to bring some of the elements of that show to Atlantic City, Donny was initially hesitant.
'The place was packed with people; some people who had gone to the concert, some people who had just been in the bar, and it was just one of those kinds of special, fun party, and music rock and roll nights.'
“There’s a lot of sports fans and fight fans in Atlantic City, which is awesome for me,” Gray Maynard tells Atlantic City Weekly. “We’re pumped to be here.”
'I hope we always wage war against evil with everything we got. '
An entertainment classic never goes out of style — especially with casinos and the people they attract. That seems to be the booking strategy at several Atlantic City casinos as they scramble to complete their spring and summer lineups. What had already been shaping up to be a strong season for shows is now on the verge of becoming the biggest and most diverse collection of attractions the city has seen since the dice began rolling down the Boardwalk 34 years ago.
A comprehensive listing of entertainment coming to the Atlantic City casinos, Boardwalk Hall and Bader Field.
Along with a new Orion Festival news ticker added to the band's site, Metallica has added a Damage Inc. stage that will feature "lots of cool, heavy, thrash and punk bands."
"[Atlantic City's] location was really central. You’ve got good facilities, it’s not, you know, like 39 miles on some two-lane country road — that kind of vibe, you know, so it’s just the fact that it’s practical, there’s a lot of facilities and since we’re not doing like a camping thing we thought it would be good to be close to infrastructure so the fans do have like the backbone of a place like Atlantic City at their disposal."
In A.C. alone, acts and personalities such as Kim Kardashian, Garbage, ZZ Top, Gretchen Wilson, Steve Winwood, Pitbull, Afrojack and others appeared. Stats from the weekend tell of a busy weekend throughout the resort.
Music fans will have more options than ever to catch a concert in Atlantic City this Memorial Day weekend, but that's not when the music stops. The entire southern Jersey shore region will popping with music of all kinds this summer — including rockabilly, jazz, classcial, rock, blues, R&B and reggae.
Between Friday and Monday, Atlantic City will experience the single biggest weekend of entertainment the town has ever seen, and with the most demographically diverse collection of artists, too. Few cities anywhere can match the quality, quantity and calibre of shows this weekend, if ever.