Friday, Feb. 23
7 P.M. BOARDWALK HALL
WHO ARE THEY: Luke Bryan is one of country’s hottest stars right now. His 2011 “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” is still a radio favorite. Since then, Bryan has sold over 7 million albums worldwide.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Though country stars are now beginning to frequent America’s Playground, it’s rare to see a performance by a country star with a following like Luke Bryan. Fans can expect the crooner to perform many songs from his arsenal of hits, the most popular of which is “Country Girl (Shake It For Me).” Kip Moore and The Cadillac Three will also lend their talent to the show.
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SHOW INFO: Tickets are $78 to $92.
9 P.M. BORGATA
WHO IS HE: Anthony Jeselnik is a stand-up comedian and writer who became familiar to many through his participation in Comedy Central roasts. In 2013, Jeselnik hosted his own series, “The Jeselnik Offensive” on Comedy Central.
WHAT TO EXPECT: With his dark, dry and edgy style of comedy, comedian Anthony Jeselnik is part of a new breed of comic that continues to push the boundaries of material to a hilarious effect. Jeselnik’s sh Friday night show is sure to be a hysterical affair that fans won’t want to miss.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $35 and $39.
Saturday, Feb. 24
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
8 P.M. TROPICANA
WHO ARE THEY: Rock band Grand Funk Railroad saw its heyday in the 1970s, when it was selling out arenas across the country. Their early successes include two No. 1 singles with “We’re an American Band” and “The Loco-Motion.” In 1975, however, they released their biggest hits “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “Bad Time” from the album “All the Girls in the World Beware!!!” The band toured off and on for years, and the current lineup includes original members Don Brewer and Mel Schacher, along with new additions Max Carl, Bruce Kulick and Tim Cashion
WHAT TO EXPECT: Grand Funk Railroad has been revitalized as a five-member touring group. With Don Brewer and Mel Schacher leading the pack, the group now featured Max Carl of 38 Special, former Kiss lead guitarist Bruce Kulick and keyboardist for Bob Seger and more Tim Cashion. Guests of the Tropicana show can expect to hear recognizable hits like “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “The Loco-Motion.”
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $35 to $75.
8 P.M. BOARDWALK HALL
WHO IS HE: Katt Williams is best known for his stand-up comedy, though he is also a rapper, singer and voice actor. Williams has released a variety of comedy specials in the last 12 years.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Katt Williams has developed a flamboyant, foul-mouthed style that has kept him in the ranks of comedy’s most revered performers. Using his “pimp” persona as a vehicle, Williams’ act focuses around his honest and irreverent observations of life.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $55 to $175.
9 P.M. BORGATA
WHO ARE THEY: Blues Traveler is a band hailing from Princeton, known as being a key part of the jam band scene of the 1990s. Hits like “Run-Around” and “Hook” put Blues Traveler on the map in the ‘90s.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Expect the unexpected at Blues Traveler Borgata show. The band has been known to use segues in their performances, zipping around the stage as they perform their blend of blues rock, psychedelic rock, folk and soul.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $39 to $45.