1 Big things poppin’ at Borgata
It’s nothing but sexy and sensual at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s mur.mur nightclub. Don’t miss music by Justin Credible and DJ Renzo, featuring a lively performance by Eric Bellinger. Tickets are $30 and the party starts 10 p.m. Friday, July 3. After taking in the fireworks Friday and Saturday, head to Borgata on Sunday, July 5, when MIXX Nightclub hosts music producer Chuckie. The music mogul lives for energetic, urban club events with fast dancing, bright lights and interactive stage elements. His hit songs include “Let the Bass Kick,” “Aftershock” and “Make Some Noise” and he has remixed songs for artists such as Michael Jackson, David Guetta, 50 Cent, Kesha and Akon. The party begins 10 p.m. and tickets are $40.
2 The Quarter at Tropicana will be gleaming
Cuba Libre does it big every year to sport their patriotic pride. Check out Bailamos Saturdays when the Cuban restaurant transforms into a Latin-themed dance club. Both floors will be open, attracting more than 1,000 partygoers as DJ Swoosh spins Latin fusion, salsa, merengue and other major party anthems. Doors open 10 p.m. Saturday, July 4, and admission is $20. If you’re looking for something more funky, dance the night away at Boogie Nights on a lighted dance floor under a huge disco ball at their “Stripes & Boogie Nights 4th of July Bash” Saturday. Wear red, white and blue and get $5 off admission.
3 Haven’s having golden entertainment
Haven Nightclub continues to give people what they want at their annual Fourth of July party. DJ duo Sultan & Shepard will hit the decks 10 p.m. Saturday and tickets are $25. The Canadian artists have endless singles and remixed songs that reached the top of the Billboard Dance chart such as club anthems “Call My Name” with Nadia Ali and “In The Air” with Morgan Page and BT. Haven can’t get enough of DJ duos because the lounge invited Swedish DJs Dada Life to the stage 10 p.m. Sunday, July 5, as featured guests in their new Summer of Sunday Nights series. Olle Cornéer and Stefan Engblom are best known for signature hits “Rolling Stones T-shirt,” “Happy Violence” and “White Noise Red Meat.” Admission is $35.
4 A-list celebrities at Harrah’s Resort
Reaching the Billboard Top 10 with his single “Post to Be,” Omarion will perform live 10 p.m. Friday, July 3, at The Pool After Dark for Aqua Fridays. The R&B singer and dancer will showcase songs from his fourth album “Sex Playlist” and other club bangers he’s known for such as “Touch” and “IceBox.” Tickets are $20. Come back for more on EPIC Saturdays with music by DJ Eddie Edge and receive a reduced $10 admission before midnight. Celebrate your freedom with exclusive bottle service, cabanas and table reservations by calling 609-441-5585.
5 More live music at Resorts
Local bars wave the flag with good music, good food and good times. JoJo, co-host on “ZXL Morning Show” on rock station 100.7-FM, will rotate hot tracks at Landshark Bar & Grill 6 p.m. Friday. The bar is the perfect place to end your day or start your night by catching bands such as Five Times Famous, Calmer Than You and The Rollers on Saturday. Shows are from 3 to 6 p.m. and then 8 to 11 p.m. all weekend. Margaritaville will also have live entertainment 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday with StellarMojo and The Pickles.