friday, october 26
BORGATA 9 P.M. // $55, $65
WHAT TO EXPECT: Formed in 1993 during the height of the grunge era, Garbage emerged with their hit self-titled debut album two years later. The Grammy-nominated release featured the standout tracks “Stupid Girl,” “Queer” and “Only Happy When it Rains.” Garbage’s sophomore release “Version 2.0” was equally as successful and featured songs such as “Push It,” “I Think I’m Paranoid” and “Special.” More than two decades since they first came together, the band is still going strong and putting on great shows. Friday at Borgata will no doubt be another one.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE! WITH LANDAU MURPHY JR. SAL ‘THE VOICE’ VALENTINETTI, HALEY REINHART, JOE PISCOPO WITH DAVE DAMIANI AND THE NO VACANCY ORCHESTRA
OCEAN RESORT 8 P.M. // 23, $43
WHAT TO EXPECT: An impressive lineup of singers will be on hand for “Friday Night Live!” at Ocean Resort. “America’s Got Talent” winner Landau Murphy Jr. will offer up a tribute to Frank Sinatra and the music of Motown. Another AGT standout, Sal Valentinetti brings his crooning style to the stage while Haley Reinhart shows off the pipes that made her a star on “American Idol.” “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Joe Piscopo can carry a tune as well as he can crack a joke and will have his hometown crowd eating out of the palm of his hand. The music of the talented Dave Damiani and the No Vacancy Orchestra will provide the backdrop for a splendid evening of entertainment.
THE TEMPTATIONS AND THE FOUR TOPS
BORGATA 8 P.M. // $49, $55, $59
WHAT TO EXPECT: Two of the greatest R&B groups, The Temptations and The Four Tops will team up on Friday night for the ultimate Motown double bill. Original member Otis Williams leads The Temptations through mega hits such as “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and “The Way You Do the Things You Do.” Not to be outdone, The Four Tops come equipped with “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” and “(I Can’t Help Myself) Sugar Pie Honey Bunch.”
SATURDAY, october 27
FLASHBACK FRIDAYS WITH UNFORGETTABLE FIRE (U2 TRIBUTE BAND)
GOLDEN NUGGET 9 P.M. // FREE
WHAT TO EXPECT: Formed in New York City in 1995, The Unforgettable Fire is one of the longest-running U2 tributes on the scene. With a note-perfect sound to go along with their authentic costumes and lighting, the band makes audiences feel like they’re seeing a U2 show up close and personal. Fans can look forward to hearing all the big hits such as “Sunday, Bloody Sunday,” “New Years Day,” “Pride (In the Name of Love),” “One,” “Mysterious Ways,” “With Or Without You” and “Where the Streets Have No Name.”
2018 BALLAD FESTIVAL WITH LEE HYUNN WOO, KIM JUNG MIN, JK KIM DONG UK AND JO SUNG MO
OCEAN RESORT 9 P.M.
WHAT TO EXPECT: If you’re a fan of South Korean pop music (and let’s face it, who isn’t?) you’re going to want to run, not walk to get yourself a ticket to the 2018 Ballad Festival at the Ocean Resort. With a bill consisting of superstars Lee Hyunn Woo, Kim Jung Min, JK Kim Dong UK and Jo Sung Mo, it just doesn’t get much better.
BORGATA 7 P.M. // $59, $69, $79
WHAT TO EXPECT: Australian comic Jim Jefferies is best known for his FX show “Legit” as well as the Comedy Central series “The Jim Jefferies Show.” His fearless brand of comedy is perfect for these divisive times that we live in. Forget about trying to sugarcoat things for the masses, Jefferies gets straight to the heart of any subject with hilarious results.
BORGATA 9 P.M. // $39, $49
WHAT TO EXPECT: Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, Jess Hilarious made a name for herself through Instagram comedy skits, amassing over 4 million followers and eventually making it to VH1 and BET. Fans at the Borgata can expect a performance that’s well…hilarious. Anything less would constitute false advertising.
SOUL NATION PRESENTS: DRU HILL, BIG DADDY KANE, DOUG E. FRESH, BIZ MARKIE
CAESARS 8 P.M. // $45, $55, $65
WHAT TO EXPECT: Old school hip-hop fans will unite at Caesars on Saturday night as Soul Nation presents an all-star lineup of talent that will have the room dancing till the break of dawn. Concertgoers can look forward to hearing Dru Hill perform the hits “In My Bed,” “Never Make a Promise” and How Deep is Your Love,” and Big Daddy Kane rock the microphone with “Ain’t No Half-Steppin’,” “Set it Off,” “Get the Job Done,” “Smooth Operator” and “Raw.” Doug E. Fresh will show the crowd why he’s known as the “Human Beat Box’ and Biz Markie will have everyone singing along to “Just a Friend.”
RESORTS 8 P.M. // $50, $175
WHAT TO EXPECT: Greek singer Peggy Zina released her self-titled debut album in 1995 and has gone on to release eleven more since that time, with nine of them going platinum. Her style is a mixture of laika and pop. It’s not every day that Zina makes the trip across the Atlantic, so fans won’t want to miss this great opportunity to see her perform live at Resorts on Saturday.
HARD ROCK 8 P.M. // $65, $90
WHAT TO EXPECT: Just four months after he christened the brand new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City with a killer performance on its opening weekend, Pitbull is back to blow up the room again. Known for the hit songs “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho),” “Give Me Everything” and “Timber,” Pitbull will be performing these as well as other standouts such as “Don’t Stop the Party,” “Hotel Room Service” and “International Love.”
oCT. 30 THROUGH nOV. 4
ROCK OF AGES
HARD ROCK // $35, $55, $75
WHAT TO EXPECT: Following a successful Broadway run of six years, Rock of Ages took the road, bringing all of the big hair, big guitar solos and big hit songs of the 1980s with them. The band plays favorites from the likes of Bon Jovi, Journey, Styx and many more in this ultimate tribute to arena rock.