It’s party-time galore at the Jersey shore over the holiday weekend, summer's unofficial start.
Atlantic City’s animated Memorial Day weekend scene is back, so after your annual backyard barbecue, check out some of the festive findings we’ve tallied below.
Friday, May 25, marks the official end of Revel’s preview and the start of its premiere, as the mega-resort will be going full bore into summer with a property-wide slate of events, most of which are happening on The Revelry or main entertainment level. Ivan Kane’s Royal Jelly will feature DJs and dancing starting 11pm Friday through Sunday (May 27), and a classic jazz show starting around 11:30pm. A live rock band will take over at 2am. Revel’s Amada restaurant will have Flamenco dancers from 9pm-1am, and the Ivory Lounge (between Azure and American Cut restaurants) will make an ideal after-hours spot following the Beyonce concert with live piano music and late-night-bite specials all weekend. The DigiPit will offer a stage show called Hallucination every half hour Friday through Sunday from 7pm-2am each night, combining music, digital art and “extreme body movement that seduces the viewer into virtual worlds of abstract energy and emotion.” (See p. 8 for more.)
The other new kid on the A.C. block, Golden Nugget, will feature the live music of the Rockets (7pm) on Friday, Karma (2pm) and Seven Stone (7pm) on Saturday, the Exceptions (2pm) and Don’t Call Me Francis (6pm) on Sunday, and Slamm (2pm) on Monday outside on The Deck, and inside at the Live Bar will be Spoiled Rotten on Friday, Second Majesty on Saturday and Scream on Sunday, all starting 10pm. There will also be live music at Golden Nugget all weekend at Rush Lounge starting 6pm each night.
On Sunday, The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s will have socialite Kim Kardashian back as its special guest, with Victor Calderon, Christian Arango, Nicky Romero, DJ Camilo, Alex Sensation and others providing the music all day from 3pm-4am. Tickets are $45. Call 441-5585 for more.
The Tropicana has plenty on tap, too. On Friday night, Boogie Nights salutes our military with “Top Gun and Top Shelf” starting 9pm, where all active military personnel enter free and get half-priced top-shelf cocktails. Later, following their headline performance, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes will be inducted into the Boogie Nights Hall of Fame, and Saturday at Boogie Nights in the Cougars and Cubs Ball, where all women over 40 enter free and all men 21-29 enter free. The Que Rico! show takes place at Cuba Libre at the Trop on Saturday, May 26, with special guests DJ Mantekilla, the Latin Connection Family, and DJ Decybals spinning Latin usion, salsa, merengue and bachata in tandem with Cuba Libre’s famed Late Night Latin Floor Show. There will be a special “Jet-Away Get-Away” trip giveaway to the Bahamas that night too, and DJ Rom will be spinning party tracks next door at the Missile Bar. Drink specials from 11pm-1am will include a $5 Mojito Mash-up menu, $5 Three Olives drinks, half priced Miller Lites and $150 select bottle service all night.
The Party Pit at House of Blues will present a free show by Alien Ant Farm, a Southern California quartet known for quirky humor and music videos. They’ll be performing hits from four albums starting 11pm.
At the Borgata, DJ Ross One will host the party at mur.mur nightclub Friday following the Pitbull concert. Gain complimentary admission to mur.mur by showing your concert ticket stub until midnight. The following night at mur.mur, DJs Jesse Marco and Doug Grayson host the show starting 10pm, and on Sunday at MIXX, percussionist/DJ Ravi Drums and DJ Echo appear at 10pm.
The Casbah at the Taj Mahal, will feature DJ Dnial and DJ K Styles on Friday night, DJ Eddie Edge and DJ B Lee on Saturday, and DJ Ed Smooth on Sunday. At the Taj’s Ego Lounge, the Almost Angles perform from 10:30pm-2:30am with DJ Joey Catz on Friday, DJ Ernesto on Saturday, and DJ Bizz on Sunday. Also at the Taj, and down the Boardwalk a few blocks at Trump Plaza, the National Bikini Showcase will be taking place at both properties, featuring 52 girls and the music of rapper Mike Stud. They’ll be at Ego and the Casbah from 10pm-2am Friday, Trump Plaza Beach Bar 10pm-2am Saturday, and again at the beach bar 2-6pm Sunday. The Plaza Beach Bar will be going strong from 4pm Friday and Saturday, from 2pm Sunday and 1pm Monday. It's all part of the second College Mansion Paradise Weekend that returns to Trump Properties for the second straight year.
"This is our second consecutive year hosting Paradise Weekend at Trump Entertainment Resorts," says David Luber, CEO of College Mansion. "The hospitality and the accommodations that Trump has provided our clients and sponsors during Paradise Weekend 2011 are laudable. We value their relationship and admire their recognition of college entertainment."
Next door to the Taj at Resorts, the Top-40 cover band Route 9 will get the crowd out on the dance floor starting 9pm on Friday at Night Fever Dance Club.
The Diving Horse Cabaret & Steakhouse will debut its newest addition the Lucky Dog Tavern on Friday (formerly the Brass Rail) with the Who Dat Band starting 5pm. There will be entertainment and drink specials there the whole weekend, and on Sunday at the Diving Horse there will be a party on the Deck with a barbecue, bands and DJs going until 6am. See divinghorseclub.com.
Dusk nightclub at Caesars will feature DJ Catalyst from Los Angeles on Saturday night. Anthem at the Trop will have entertainment by DJ B Easy and alcohol-infused treats by Bella Dolce from 8-10pm Friday, entertainment by DJ Luap on Saturday, and select bottle service and beer service package specials on Sunday with entertainment by DJ B Easy.
Atlantic City’s other two beach bars will join Trump Plaza in opening this weekend. The Atlantic Club Beach Bar will have live music with Dr. Cheeko on Friday (5-9pm), Sensamotion (1-5pm) and Slamm (5-9pm) on Saturday, the Rubber Souls (1-5pm) and Brian & the Coconutz (5-9pm) on Sunday, and Slim Chance & the Gamblers (1-5pm) on Monday. Sammy’s Beach Bar at Bally’s will present a special-guest appearance by The Wailers on Friday starting 8pm. Saturday at Sammy’s is Daddy Pop (2-6pm), DJ Xtina (3-8pm) and the band Shake Shake Shake (8pm-midnight), and Sunday will have John Eddie (2-6pm), DJ Licious (3-8pm) and special guest DJs from 8pm-midnight.
The Chelsea hotel will be hosting Memorial Day events all day Saturday and Sunday at Teplitzky’s, Chelsea Prime and C-5 nightclub. See thechelsea-ac.com for details.
The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour will also stop at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Friday, July 26, 2013.
“We are very excited about all the new things to do and see in the Wildwoods in 2012,” says John Siciliano, executive director for the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority.
Renaming the venue North End American Grill, they soon recognized that it would need until the following summer to fully complete their revitalization. Friday, June 1, will mark a milestone for them, with an invite-only Grand Opening event scheduled for 5-7pm.
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.
It’s Memorial Day weekend in Ocean City and that can only mean one thing: The ocean that has been chilled all winter long is about to be warmed up and set free, unlocked for a new summer season.
In addition to the area’s beautiful beaches and busy boardwalks, as part of the scenic Garden State, southern New Jersey has a number of parks and picturesque wildlife reserves for you to explore as you re-discover the concept of ambulatory movement.
A handy 2012 guide with information on Atlantic County and Cape May County beaches, including beach tag fees, where you can fish, surf, bring your dog, go kayaking, play volleyball and more.
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