SCRUMPTIOUS SUMMER SOUNDS — By Ray Schweibert

About 20 local chefs will be cooking up all sorts of a southern Louisiana specialty when the Jersey Gumbo Cook-Off and Music Festival returns to Somers Point on June 21. Voting for the best bowl of gumbo will earn the winner $1,000, and a $22 entry fee ($25 day-of-event) will get you all the sumptuous gumbo you can taste.

Even better for you music fans, the Cajun Zydeco sounds of Raw Oyster Cult, an all-star band with original members from the New Orleans Radiators and John Gros of Papa Grows Funk, will be among the talent that plays for nine hours straight, from 1-10pm. Others will include the Pittsburgh-based Jill West and Blues Attack, and homegrown rockers Billy Walton and the Dan Burke Band.

Event producer Carmen Marotta also recently announced some of the special musical guests he has coming to Atlantic City this summer as part of the Tony Mart’s Presents Mardi Gras A.C. concert series that the CRDA will help finance through a $151,000 grant. The series goes from Aug. 4 through Sept. 8 and will consist of nine concerts on the beach and at Kennedy Plaza (in front of Boardwalk Hall).

The series includes four concerts on the A.C. Boardwalk, three on the beach that coincide with the Atlantic City Air Show (Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 11-13), and two (Aug. 31 and Sept. 8) commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles performing at Convention (now Boardwalk) Hall on Aug. 31, 1964.

“I think what we’re going to do is really going to be great,” says Marotta. “People want to have a good time and that’s what we’re providing. We’re going to do the classic rock along with the good-time music of New Orleans.”

The series starts Aug. 4 with Marcia Ball, who USA Today once described as “a sensation, saucy singer and superb pianist, where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana blues-swamp meet.”

The Charlie Daniels Band performs the Monday of the Air Show festivities (Aug. 11, the day of the America Salutes the Armed Forces parade), John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band will be doing its Eddie and the Cruisers show Tuesday (the film Eddie and the Cruisers was largely shot at the legendary bygone nightclub Tony Mart’s in Somers Point, owned by Marotta’s father, in May 1982), and on Wednesday night (Aug. 14) after the Air Show, it will be the Felix Cavaliere Band on the beach (Cavaliere is best known as the former lead singer/songwriter/founder of The Rascals).

The series will also include The Cowsills (Aug. 11) as part of what’s being dubbed “AC Retro Weekend,” sensational blues guitarist Tab Benoit on Aug. 18, and the blues-rock supergroup Royal Southern Brotherhood on Aug. 25 that features Cyril Nevill of a band synonymous with the New Orleans sound, the Nevill Brothers, and Devon Allman, the son of Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers.

“[Devon Allman]’s a really, really good guitar player and he looks so much like his uncle Duane [Allman, a guitar great who passed away in 1971] that it’s almost spooky,” says Marotta. “I first saw him at a jazz fest down south and I’m sort of just listening and half paying attention, and I’m thinking to myself, ‘wow this guy can really sing the blues,’ and I look up and it’s Devon Allman. Then it all made sense — his father is one of the best white blues singers in the history of the world [and lead singer for the Allmans for over 40 years].”

Also featured will be one of the great a cappella doo-wop groups out of Brooklyn, The Persuasions, on Sunday Aug. 31, .and the series wraps up Monday, Sept. 8, with Coco Montoya — the guitarist who replaced Eric Clapton in John Mayall’s Blues Breakers when Clapton struck out on his own. “[Montoya] came up with [fellow guitar legend] Albert Collins and went with John Mayall, so he’s got a pedigree,” says Marotta, who also co-produces the free Somers Point Beach Concert Series returning for the 22nd year June 13-Sept. 5.

“I’m so excited — I’ve never produced him in a show and he’s always been one of my personal favorites. And what a beautiful way to end the summer — a nice Sept. 8 evening, the week of the [Miss America] Pageant — we’re going to really enjoy ourselves this summer.”

The Jersey Gumbo cook-off & music Festival

Sat., June 21. 1–10pm. Somers Point Fire Company #1,

447 Bethel Road. $22/advance, $25/door. tonymart.com

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FREE MUSIC ALL SEASON LONG

Blake Shelton beach concert. Thursday, July 31, A.C. beach.

Lady Antebellum beach concert. Sunday, Aug. 3, A.C. beach.

DO AC Summer Boardwalk Music Series. Live bands and the Boardwalk Beat Dancers at Kennedy Plaza every Friday through Sunday, 8-11pm, June 20 through Labor Day.

CRDA/Tony Mart’s Presents Mardi Gras Concert Series. Nine concerts on the beach and Boardwalk in August and September.

15th annual Chicken Bone Beach Jazz Series. Thursdays in July and August, 7-10pm, at Kennedy Plaza, includes opening act and national headliner. July 3: Winard Harper and Jeli Posse with Eddie Morgan Trio, July 10: Helen Sung Quartet with Steve Cain Quartet. July 17: Michael Pedicin Quartet with Jordan Williams Quartet. July 24: Wilson “Chembo” Corniel Quintet with Suzzette Ortiz Quartet. July 31: Sean Jones Quartet with Chicken Bone Beach Youth Jazz Ensemble. Aug. 7: Mimi Jones Quartet with Connie Jackson Quartet. Aug. 14: Kameelah Samar Quartet with Dwain Davis Quartet. Aug. 21: Tia Fuller Quartet with Gil Thompson Trio. Aug. 28: Ralph Peterson, Jr. Quartet with Keith Hollis Quartet).

Atlantic City Free Public Library International Night Series. Wednesdays in July and August, 7-8:30pm, Kennedy Plaza. July 2: B-Street Band. July 9: Cintron Band. July 16: Taiko Masala. July 23: Caribefunk. July 30: Nritya Creations. Aug. 6: Dendê and Band. Aug. 13: Island Jam. Aug. 20: Barynya. Aug. 27: British Invasion.

Atlantic City Free Public Library’s Bartram Beach Block Concert Series. Free series featuring popular local artists Fridays at 7pm at Bartram Place and the Boardwalk. June 27:  Cason and Friends Jazz Ensemble. July 11: Tony DeLuca and the Paisans. July 25: Gina Roché. Aug. 8: 40-Year Overnight Success Tour starring Jim Craine and the Atlantic City All Star Band. Aug. 22: Bud Noble Trio.

Beach Bar bands and DJs. Bally’s Bikini Beach Bar, Bar Anticipation at Trump Plaza, Margaritaville’s LandShark Bar & Grill at Resorts, HQ Beach Club & Cabanas at Revel will all feature live bands and DJs throughout the summer.

Pipe organ concerts. Daily free concerts on Boardwalk Hall’s Midmer-Losh Pipe Organ, followed by a meet-and-greet with the organist, Dr. Steven Ball, and a free guided half-hour tour of the historic and world-renowned organ.

22nd annual Somers Point Beach Concert Series. 7pm Fridays at the William Morrow Beach on Bay Avenue in Somers Point. June 13: Curtis Salgado and his band. June 20: Big Easy with John “Papa Gros Funk” and Raw Oyster Cult. June 27: Commander Cody Band. July 3: Special Holiday Show with the Dr. Bobby Fingers All-Star Supergroup. July 4: The Jeremiah Hunter Band. July 11: The Billy Walton Band. July 18: All-Star Shootout: Mark Hummel vs. Johnny Sansone on harmonica, Little Charlie” Beatty vs. Anson Funderberg on guitar. July 25: The Music That Made Tony Mart’s Famous performed by Bobby Campanell, Dr. Bobby Fingers, Danny Eyer, Howard Isaacson Ernie Trionfo, Rich Kurtz & Jimmy “Old School” Glenn. Aug. 1: Roomful Of Blues. Aug. 8: The Dan Burke Band. Aug. 8: Southern Hospitality. Aug. 22: Howard Isaacson Band with special guest Roseann ‘Rosie’ O’Reilly Gazzara. Aug. 29: Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience. Sept. 5: The Hawkins Road Band.

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2014 REGIONAL BEACH INFO

Atlantic City. Free – no beach tags required. Surfing: Crystal Beach on New Hampshire Ave., Delaware Ave. Beach, Downtown Beach on Raleigh Ave. No lifeguards. Kayaking & windsurfing: Jackson Ave. No lifeguards, no bathing zone, bring your own equipment. Volleyball: Nets available at the Boardwalk and New Jersey Ave. between Revel and Showboat.  Fishing: Inlet off of the Boardwalk, jetties along Oriental/Maine Ave. Boardwalk fishing not allowed in bathing areas when lifeguards are on duty (10am-6pm). Metal detectors permitted on beach at all times. Boardwalk bike riding: 6:30-10am. Rentals on the Boardwalk: B&K Bicycle Rentals, Inc. 344-8008. Dogs on the beach: Not permitted during summer season. Vehicles: Not permitted. No ball playing, frisbees or alcoholic beverages.

Brigantine. Tags: seasonal $18; weekly $14; daily $8. Over 65 free. 266-2891. Surfing: 12th St. North, 10th St. South, North of South End Jetty, South of the Sandy Lane bathing area. Kayaking & windsurfing: North-end beaches (North of 15th St. N.), Absecon Inlet beaches, between Sandy Lane and Seaside Rd. lifeguard station, City Dock area. Volleyball: Nets located at 38th Street. Fishing: North of 14th St. North, 45th - 47th Sts., 49th St. (area north of Seaside Rd.), South of Jetty (Absecon Inlet), Brigantine Foot Bridge (base of bridge). Metal detectors permitted on beach at all times. Dogs on the beach: Dogs only allowed on the North-End Beaches (14th St. North and above), with leash, not longer than 6 ft. Dog feces must be removed. Vehicles: 4-Wheel Drive permits ($175, $85 for 60 and over) purchased at Beach Fee Office.  Boat ramp is located at 5th St. South and Bayshore Ave.

Margate. Tags: seasonal $15; weekly $10; no daily tag. 12 and over need tags. No badge needed on Thursdays. Also good in Ventnor. 822-2605. Surfing: Allowed at Quincy Ave, Iroquois Ave, Essex Ave. and Brunswick Ave. Contact Beach Patrol (822-2370) for more information. Kayaking & windsurfing: Allowed at Quincy Ave, Iroquois Ave, Essex Ave, and Brunswick Ave. Contact Beach Patrol (822-2370) for more information. Volleyball: Located at Claremont & Huntington aves. Fishing allowed before and after beach hours (10am-6pm). Metal detectors permitted on beach at all times. Dogs and vehicles not permitted. Tennis courts at Jerome Avenue. Hobie Cat sailing by permit only.

Ocean City. Tags: seasonal $25; weekly $10; daily $5. 12 and older need tags. 399-6111. Surfing: Waverly, 7th Street and 16th Street beaches. Kayaking & windsurfing: 122nd to 126th only. Catamarans are permitted as well. Volleyball: Nets located at 87th Street and 106th Street. Fishing: Surf fishing allowed within 20 feet of jetties. Fishing pier located at 83rd & Bay. Metal detectors permitted on beach at all times. Dogs allowed daily from 7pm to sunset on the beach between 80th-122nd streets, through Sept. 30. Vehicles not permitted during summer season. Tennis courts at 96th & 82nd sts. Boat ramps at 80th St. Marina. Surf chairs available at 96th & Beach. 

Ventnor. Tags: seasonal and weeekly $15; no daily tag. 12 and over need tags. Also good in Margate. 823-7950. Surfing: Next to fishing pier on Cornwall Avenue. Only permitted during daylight hours. Kayaking permitted at Princeton Avenue and Surrey Avenue. Volleyball: Nets located at Cambridge Avenue and Somerset Avenue. Fishing pier located at Cambridge Avenue. Metal detectors permitted on beach at all times. Boardwalk bike riding: 6am-noon and 5-7pm daily during summer months. Dogs not permitted on beach or boardwalk during summer months. Vehicles not permitted. Tennis courts at S. Suffolk and Atlantic aves. Sailboats can be registered at Hobie Cat Beach on Somerset Ave.

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TWENTY SAND SCULPTORS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE ARE BACK TO CREATE INCREDIBLE WORKS OF ART — AND COMPETE FOR PRIZE MONEY  — By Ray Schweibert

Last year the Atlantic City Alliance helped bring the World Championship of Sand Sculpting to Atlantic City’s beaches, where sand artistry can trace its earliest roots back to the late 1800s.

The worldwide competition dates back to the 1980s but has only been held in the United States three times, with this summer’s return to A.C. — a return hinged on an estimated count of about 130,000 spectators over 17 days last summer — marking the fourth.

“Sand sculpting returned home to its original roots in spectacular fashion, with over 130,000 people coming to see the competition in 2013,” says ACA president Liza Cartmell. “Sixty six percent of visitors surveyed said they traveled to Atlantic City specifically for the competition. The free event was designed to drive midweek, weekend and early-season visits while showcasing Atlantic City’s beautiful free beaches — and it did just that.”

Participants represented 13 nations in 2013, and many return to compete in head-to-head solo and doubles competitions. Winners complete largely for global bragging rights, but the event also doles out the most lucrative prizes in the world of sand sculpting. The solo competitors will be carving sculptures from June 19-22, while the doubles teams will be carving from June 24-27.

Over 500 tons of fine-grade sand has been trucked in specially for the event (New Jersey’s sand does not retain water well enough), and each sculptor has 25 hours to complete a work. Sculptors spray a “windscreen” on the sand while they work — made of 10 parts water to one part biodegradable adhesive — to preserve it from the elements. The solution allows the artists to build higher and more detailed pieces, but no bonding agents are used to hold the sand together.

This year’s sand-sculpting event starts at noon Thursday, June 19, and runs through the holiday weekend to Sunday, July 6. The viewing hours on the beach have been extended to 9am-9pm every day, and the site has been moved further north, adjacent to the Steel Pier and the LandShark Bar & Grill. An awards ceremony is scheduled for 6pm Friday, June 27. This year’s event will also include the inaugural McCord Cup, named after sand-sculpting pioneer Philip McCord who practiced his art, starting in the late 1800s, at the same Atlantic City beach where the competition is taking place this year.

Event director, Atlantic City resident and professional sand sculptor John Gowdy recruited the world’s top sculptors for the event, and also assembled a panel of inveterate sand-sculpting judges. A demo sculpture by Gowdy will be on display throughout the duration of the event that can be seen from the Boardwalk. 

Also new this year, Cheekoting, a game of racing plastic marble-like balls on a sand course (developed on Italy’s beaches after World War II) will be played on site near the LandShark, marking the first time the game has been played before a United States audience. The course is like a mini-golf course built in sand, with hills, valleys and tunnels. Competitors flick their plastic marbles along a long and winding track about a foot wide, with banked sides to keep the balls in the track.

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THREE MONTHS OF AWESOME

FROM LADY GAGA TO MICHAEL BUBLE TO THE VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE FESTIVAL, IT’S A FULL SUMMER CALENDAR OF SHORE FUN. — Compiled by Lori Hoffman and Amanda Auble

JUNE

JUNE 13

Second Fridays @ The Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton College. 5-8pm; free. Shopping, live music, refreshments and gallery openings. artsgarageac.com.

JUNE 16

National Marbles Tournament,

Ringer Stadium, Wildwood. he official national 91st anniversary competition in the sport of marbles for boys and girls ages 8-14 that have qualified by winning local tournaments throughout the United States. Continues through June 19, 8am-noon daily. Free to spectators. 304.337.2764. nationalmarblestournament.org.

JUNE 19

Chefs at the Shore, Historic Gardner’s Basin, Atlantic City. 5:30-9pm; $60. Fundraiser featuring cooking demonstrations, tastings of chef-crafted recipes and musical entertainment. 348-3880.

DO AC Sand Sculpting World Cup, Atlantic City Beach at Pennsylvania Ave. Daily 9am-9pm; free. Twenty sand sculptors from across the globe will compete in head-to-head singles and doubles competitions for global bragging rights. Continues through July 6. worldchampionshipofsandsculpting.com.

JUNE 20

“The Golden Girls” Murder Mystery, Gallagher’s Steakhouse, Atlantic City. 7pm. $70 per person. Three-course dinner with Sophia, Blanche, Rose, and Dorothy, 340-6555.

Atlantic City Off Shore Grand Prix, Farley’s State Marina, Atlantic City. Times vary; free. Water and land races include Atlantic City Poker Run, Wounded Warrior Powerboat Rides, Wounded Warrior Car show and Atlantic City Offshore Grand Prix. Continues through June 22. 1-848-210-6253.

JUNE 21

Landshark Beach Bash. Landshark Beach at Resorts, Atlantic City. 12pm; $25. A celebration to kick off the official start of summer. 431-4100.

JUNE 22

O.C. Pops Opening Night with Bobby Rydell, Ocean City Music Pier, 7:30pm. $25, $30.  ocnj.us/boxoffice.

JUNE 23

July Jubilee, Ocean City Music Pier. A fun filled week of contests including Taffy Sculpting and French Fry Sculpting. Prizes awarded, contests begin at 11am daily. 525-9300.

JUNE 26

Yakoff Smirnoff, Trump Taj Mahal, 3:30pm. $45.15.

Brass Transit, Harrah’s Resort, 9pm, $24.99.

JUNE 27

Avril Lavigne, Borgata, 8pm.

The Isley Brothers, Harrah’s Resort, 8pm, $65, $105.

JUNE 28

Lady Gaga, Boardwalk Hall, 8pm, $49.50-$225.

Counting Crows, Borgata, 7:30pm, $50, $60.

Cast of ‘Impractical Jokers,’ Borgata, 7 & 10:30pm, $45, $49, $95.

Air Supply, Resorts, 8pm, $45, $50, $60.

Bob Newhart, Harrah’s Resort, 9pm, $39, $49, $59.

Theresa Caputo, Tropicana, 3pm; Also Sun. June 29, $86.32-$121.22.

AC Caribbean Beach Festival, Resorts, 12pm; General Admission $50, VIP $75, VVIP $100. Celebrating Caribean culture with a children’s fashion show, a Fashion Showcase and a Caribbean Concert. 335-6170.

Beachstock 2014, Beach at Granville & Huntington Aves., Margate. 8am-10pm; free. Beach party. 214-8293.

Hometown Celebration, Lenape Park, Mays Landing. 9am; free. Activities include a water slide, train ride, food and entertainment. 909-9028. Continues through June 29.

JUNE 29

2014 Challenge Atlantic City Health & Fitness Expo. Expo at Bally’s; racing event in various locations. 6am; Registration online. Individuals $575, Relays $625, Aqua Bike $350. challengeatlanticcity.com.

JULY

JULY 2

The Jacksons, Caesars, 9pm, $35; $45; $65. Continues to July 6.

JULY 3

Nearly Nicks & Friends, Claridge, 9:30pm, $40, $50, $60. Continues to July 6.

Magic! Revel, 8pm, $32.75, $42.75.

JULY 4

4th of July Fireworks, Over the ocean off A.C. Beach. Starts at dusk; free. www.atlanticcitynj.com.

Fourth of July Celebration, Ocean City Boardwalk. Kite flying competition at 7pm followed by entertainment. At 9:30pm fireworks display. Free. 525-9300.

Fourth of July Fireworks, on the Beach at Pine Ave., Wildwood. Special holiday fireworks extravaganza. 10pm; free.

JULY 5

Kevin James, Borgata, 7 & 10:30pm, $45, $49, $95.

Burton Cummings, Tropicana, 8pm, $30, $40, $60.

The Voice Tour, Trump Taj Mahal, 7:30pm, $33, $43, $53.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo w/Rick Springfield, Revel, 8pm, $61.25, $125.

The A’s, Revel, 8pm, $35, $75.

Colin Jost, Resorts, 8pm, $38.75-$44.25.

JULY 6

Peter Frampton, Harrah’s Resort, 8pm. $59, $79, $89.

John Mellencamp, Borgata, 8pm,  $75-$300.

JULY 11

Dennis Miller, Borgata, 9pm, $49.50, $59.50.

Boston, Caesars, 9pm, $65-$125.

Sublime with Rome, Revel, 8pm, $35, $45, $55.

Dana Carvey, Tropicana, 9pm, $49, $59, $69.

Huey Lewis & the News, Showboat/House of Blues, 9pm, $49-$79.

AHRMA: Vintage Motorcycle Festival, NJ Motorsports Park, Millville. Times TBA; $25 & $40. Kids 12 and under are free. 856-327-8000.

JULY 12

Chazz Palminteri’s A Bronx Tale, Golden Nugget, 9pm, $45, $150.

Crosby, Stills & Nash, Borgata, 8pm, $66-$215.

Gary Clark, Jr., Borgata, 9pm, $59.50, $69.50.

Michael Bublé, Boardwalk Hall, 8pm, $59.50-$110.

TLC, Showboat/House of Blues, 9pm, $5, $65.

Herman’s Hermits w/Peter Noone, Resorts, 8pm, $30, $35, $45.

Barstool Blackout Tour, Atlantic City Convention Center. World’s Largest Foam Party. 9:30pm, $39. atlanticcitynj.com.

JULY 13

Jeff Dunham, Borgata, 4 & 8pm. Sold out.

JULY 16

UFC Fight Night, Revel, 7pm, $60-$400.

JULY 17

Keith Urban, Borgata, 8pm, $125, $140.

JULY 18

John Hiatt & The Combo and Robert Cray Band, Borgata, 9pm, $45, $49.50.

Toni Braxton & Babyface, Borgata, 8pm, $49-$79.

Steel Magnolias, Dante Hall,

Atlantic City. Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. $7-$18. Continues through July 27.

Friars Club Comics, Stewie Stone, Dick Capri & Cory Kahaney, Golden Nugget, 9pm, $29, $39. Also July 19.

JULY 19

John Fogerty, Borgata, 8pm, $49-$300.

Jim Jefferies, Borgata, 9pm, $35, $39.50.

Anthony Anderson, Showboat/House of Blues, 9pm, $29, $39.

Atlantic City Carnival Caribbean Parade, Atlantic City Boardwalk. Begins at Revel Casino. 12pm, free. 215-767-2824.

Color Vibe 5K Fun Run, Atlantic City Race Course, Mays Landing. 8am; registration starts at $40. 435-554-0134.

Champions Cup Series, NJ Motorsports Park, Millville.

Times, TBA. Also on July 20. $15, $25. Kids 12 and under are free.

Concerts under the Stars Series w/The Dovells, Lou Booth Amphitheatre, North Wildwood. 8pm; free. 522-7722, 800-882-7787.

JULY 20

moe., Showboat/House of Blues, 9pm, $22, $32.

The Wayans Brothers, Borgata, 8pm, $49, $59, $69.

JULY 21

The Letterman, Performing Arts Center at Atlantic County Institute of Technology, Mays Landing. 8pm; $35. 652-9000.

The Bacon Brothers, Ocean City Music Pier. $35; 7:30pm. 525-9300.

JULY 25

Darius Rucker, Borgata, 8pm, $49.50, $59.50.

Art Garfunkel, Borgata, 9pm, $35, $45.

Christina Perri, Revel, 9pm, $29, $49.

Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival, Caesars, Bally’s, Atlantic City. With Robert Irvine, Martha Stewart, Marcus Samuelsson. Various events and times; continues through July 27. Prices vary per event $75-$175.

JULY 26

George Lopez, Borgata, 8pm, $55, $65, $85.

Queen, Adam Lambert, Boardwalk Hall, 8pm, $39.50-$149.50.

The Fray, Borgata, 9pm, $79-$225.

The Duprees and Friends, Trump Taj Mahal, 8pm, $45, $55.

Under the Sun Tour w/ Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Blues Traveler and Uncle Kracker, Trump Taj Mahal, 7pm, $19, $29.

Night in Venice, Ocean City’s annual decorated boat parade. Starts at approx. 6:30pm from the Longport Bridge to Tennessee Ave. along the bay. Free. 525-9300.

JULY 27

US Army Field Band, Levoy Theatre, Millville. 2pm; Free to the public but seating is limited and must be reserved in advance. Limit four tickets per household. 856-327-6400.

JULY 28

Micky Dolenz, Performing Arts Center at Atlantic County Institute of Technology, Mays Landing. 8pm; $35. 652-9000.

JULY 29

Dark Star Orchestra, Revel, 8pm, $25, $35.

JULY 30

Children’s Summer Playhouse: The Berenstain Bears, Stockton Performing Arts Center, Galloway. 10:30am, $10. 652-9000.

JULY 31

Free Blake Shelton Concert, AC Beach at Arkansas Ave. 6pm; free, but must have ticket from Ticketmaster.

AUGUST

AUG. 1

Danielle Bradbery, Resorts, 9pm,  $30, $35, $40.

Sammy Hagar w/Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham & Vic Anthony, Borgata, 8pm, $65, $75.

Straight No Chaser, Harrah’s Resort. Fri. 9pm; Sat. 3 & 9pm; Sun. 8pm; Tues.-Thurs. 8pm. Sat. Aug. 9, 9pm. $35, $45, $65. Continues thru Aug.  12.

Lewis Black, Borgata, 9pm, $75, $85. Also on Aug. 2.

52nd Annual Boardwalk Art Show, along Ocean City boardwalk. Continues through Aug. 3. Fri., Sat. 10am–6pm; Sun. 10am- 4pm. 525-9310.

AUG. 2

Kiss, Def Leppard, Boardwalk Hall, 7pm, $35-$149.50.

Dom Irrera, Tropicana, 8pm, $30, $39.50, $49.50.

Jerry Seinfeld, Borgata, 8pm, $95-$155.

AUG. 3

Free Lady Antebellum Concert, AC Beach at Arkansas Ave. 6pm; free, but tix required.

Lionel Richie, Borgata, 8pm, $95-$655.

AUG. 4

Dickey Betts & Great Southern, Performing Arts Center at Atlantic County Institute of Technology, Mays Landing. 8pm; $35. 652-9000.

AUG. 6

Children’s Summer Playhouse: Stuart Little, Stockton Performing Arts Center, Galloway. 10:30am, $10. 652-9000.

AUG. 8

Andrew Dice Clay, Golden Nugget, 9pm, $29, $49.

Human Nature, Borgata, 9pm, $39. Continues Aug. 9-10, Aug. 15.

Donny & Marie, Caesars. Fri.-Sun., Tues.-Thurs. 8pm, $45, $65-$85. Continues through Aug. 21.

The King & I, Levoy Theatre, Millville. Continues through Aug. 17. Fri., Sat. 8pm; Sun. 3pm; Thurs. 7:30pm ($12). $17, $20. 856-327-6400.

AUG. 9

Bobby Vinton, Golden Nugget, 9pm, $35, $55.

24 Hours of LeMons: There Goes The Neighborhood, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville. Times, TBA. $15, $20 & $35. Continues through Aug. 10

AUG. 10

Josh Turner, Showboat/House of Blues, 8pm, $40, $50.

AUG. 11

4th Annual Atlantic City

Salutes America’s Armed Forces Parade, Atlantic City Boardwalk. 6pm; free.

The Indigo Girls, Ocean City Music Pier, 7:30pm, $37. American folk rock music duo consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers.

AUG. 13

Thunder Over The Boardwalk - Atlantic City Air Show, over Atlantic City Beach. The U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds return this year. 11am; Free. 1-888-228-4748.

AUG. 14

105th Annual Baby Parade, on the Ocean City Boardwalk, 6th– 12th Sts. One of the oldest baby parades in the country. Time: TBA; free. 525-9300.

AUG. 16

K.C. & The Sunshine Band, Tropicana, 8pm, $35-$75.

Jim Gaffigan, Borgata, 7 & 10pm, $45, $49.50.

David Nail, Resorts, 9pm, $30, $35, $40.

Jennifer Nettles, Harrah’s Resort, 9pm, $55, $95.

AC Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty, Claridge Hotel, Atlantic City. 2pm; . 348-7201

AUG. 17

An Evening of Motown w/The

Four Tops, Martha Reeves & The Vandallas, Mary Wilson, Jr. Walker’s All Star Band, Borgata, 7pm, $65, $75, $85.

AUG. 20-24

Cirque du Soleil Varekai, Boardwalk Hall. Wed.-Fri. 7:30pm; Sat. 4 & 7:30pm; Sun. 1:30 & 5pm. $35-$145.

AUG. 22

Chicago, REO Speedwagon, Borgata, 8pm, Sold out.

Howie Mandel, Borgata, 9pm, $69, $79.

AUG. 23

Credence Clearwater Revisited, Tropicana, 8pm, $49.50, $55.

Sarah Brightman, Revel, 8pm, $95-$200.

Rod Stewart, Trump Taj Mahal, 8pm, $85-$275.

Artie Lange, Borgata, 9pm, $49.50, $69.50.

Chris Tucker, Borgata, 8pm, $59, $69, $79.

Chickie’s and Pete’s Boardwalk Run 5K, Boardwalk at Tropicana, A.C.. Live music & beach party at the finish line. 8am; Registration fees starting at $40.

AUG. 24

Alan Jackson, Caesars, 9pm, $75, $135.

AUG. 29

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Borgata, 9pm, $29.50, $35.

The Oak Ridge Boys, Golden Nugget, 9pm, $29.95, $45.50.

AUG. 30

Aaron Lewis, Golden Nugget, 9pm, $55, $70.

Prince Royce, Revel, 8pm, $58-$98.

Train, Borgata, 8pm, $75, $85.

Demetri Martin, Borgata, 9pm, $45.

AUG. 31

Aerosmith, Slash, Boardwalk Hall, 7:30pm, $59.50-$195.

The Neighbourhood, Borgata, 9pm, $29.50, $32.50.

Gabriel Iglesias, Borgata, 8pm, $55, $65, $85.

Scott Weiland, Golden Nugget, 9pm, $19, $39.

REVUES

NOW to OCT. 9

‘The Burlesque Show’ (Thursdays), Borgata, 9pm, $25.

NOW to AUG. 30

Cat’s Pajamas, Resorts. Sun.-Thurs. 8pm; some Wed. 3:30pm, some Fri. 8pm. $25.

JUNE 24 to SEPT. 20  Beatlemania Now Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Beatles, Trump Plaza. Tues.-Sat. 8pm, $30, $48.

JUNE 30 to AUG. 29

Magique w/Kevin & Caruso, Tropicana. Sun. 7; Mon., Tues. 3:30 & 7pm; Some Fri. 9pm; some Sat. 8pm. $25, $35.

JULY 1 to AUG. 31

Magic of Rob Lake, Trump Taj Mahal. Tues.-Thurs., Sat.-Sun. 8pm. Fri. July 4, 10:15pm. $29.

JULY 4 to JULY 13

Gordie Brown, Golden Nugget. Wed.-Sun. 8pm, $19.95, $29.95.

JULY 9 to JULY 27

Le Noir: The Dark Side of Cirque, Harrah’s Resort. Tues. 8pm; Wed. 3 & 8pm; Thurs., Fri, 8pm; Sat. 3 & 8pm; Sun. 8pm, $40, $55, $70.

ONGOING

• Movies Under the Stars, Brighton Park, A.C. Sundays at dusk; family friendly. Free. July 13, Annie; July 20, Up; July 27, Despicable Me 2; Aug. 3, The Lego Movie; Aug. 10, All is Lost;

Aug. 17, Hunger Games–Catching Fire; Aug 24., Ratatouille; Aug. 31, Frozen. 344-8338.

Movies Under the Stars, Gardner’s Basin, A.C. Mondays at dusk; family friendly. Free. July 14, Grown Ups 2; July 21, Iron Man 3; July 28, After Earth; Aug. 4, Ride Along; Aug. 11, Captain Phillips; Aug. 18. Man of Steel;

Aug. 25, Hunger Games–Catching Fire. 344-8338.

• Movies Under the Stars, Bartram Place & the Beach. Fridays July 11 to Aug. 29. Movies start at dusk. Free. Movies include Sammy 2, Despicable Me 2, Muppets Most Wanted, The Nut Job, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Tad, The Explorer, Monsters University and Frozen. 344-8338.

• Saturday Night Free Concerts, Kennedy Plaza, Atlantic City, June 21 to Aug. 30. 8-11pm; Free. Performances by To The Max, The Exceptions, Screaming Broccoli, Left Lucy, B-Street Band, Slippery Band and 5 Believers. 1-888-228-4748.

• Sunday Night Free Concerts, Kennedy Plaza, Atlantic City. 8-11pm; free. June 22 to Aug. 31. Performances by Lefty Lucy, The Jost Project, Slippery Band and Eddie Bruce.  1-888-228-4748.

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