Check out all the summer music concerts on and off the beach.
Concerts at Gardner's Basin
Historic Gardner’s Basin will have three summer days of all-star lineups from some of the most soulful entertainers of the ’70s and ’80s. Hosted by Maurice “The Voice” Watts and Bowlegged Lou, the festivities include food and merchandise vendors. Concerts are from 1-7:30 p.m. and are free.
June 22: Classic Soul/R&B with The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston, Wil Hart of the original Delfonics, Blue Magic, Black Ivory, Soul Generation featuring Cliff Perkins and Touch of Class; local opening acts.
July 20: Ladies of Skyy, The Emotions, GQ. With local opening acts. Hosted by: Bowlegged Lou of Full Force
Aug. 17: Howard Hewett, Full Force, Alyson Williams, Allure, and MFSB w/ special guests the Emperors; local opening acts.
Atlantic City Beach Concert 2019
There’s only one beach concert in A.C. this year, but, boy, is it a biggie!
June 29-30: Vans Warped Tour: a two-day festival with nearly 70 bands performing including Blink-182, Good Charlotte, Bad Religion, Offspring, Save Ferris and so many more. For info, go to VansWarpedTour.com.
Weekend music on the A.C.Boardwalk
Kennedy Plaza hosts free weekend nights of music, food and fun on most weekends beginning on Friday, July 5. Bring a lawn chair or dance the night away, as summer in Atlantic City has much to offer music lovers . Concerts are 6-9 p.m. Go to ACBoardwalkConcerts.com for more.
July 5: Sensamotion
July 6: The E Street Shuffle
July 7: The Benjamins
July 19: Shorty Long & The Jersey Horns
July 20: Triple Rail Run
July 21: Screaming Broccoli
July 26: The Flip N’ Mickeys
July 27: Sensational Soul Cruisers
July 28: Rhyme & Reason
Aug. 2: TBA
Aug. 3: Lisa Ramey
Aug. 4: Frontiers
Aug. 10: TBA
Aug. 11: Radio Petty
Aug. 16: Sensamotion
Aug. 17: Bell Bottom Blues
Aug. 23: The Blarney Session
Aug. 25: Mott’s Creek Pickers
Aug. 30: Fish out of Water
Aug. 31: Michael Allman Band
Sept. 1: TBA
Sept. 6: Five Times Famous
Sept. 7: Lima Bean Riot
Sept. 8: Triple Rail Run
Broadway & POPS Music in Ocean City
Ocean City continues on its summery streak of bringing the best in live music to its famed Music Pier. Acts like Boz Scaggs and Jon Anderson headline this summer, while the POPS keeps things … well … poppin.
Shows take place at 7 p.m. for headliners at the Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn and the Boardwalk. POPS performances take place at either 2 (at the Hughes PAC, 6th Street and Atlantic Avenue) or 7:30 p.m. (at the Music Pier). Go to Ticketmaster.com; OCNJ.us or OceanCityPOPS.org
June 24: Buddy Guy
June 25: Richard Thompson with Joan Osborne
June 30: “Happy Together” 2019, 50-year anniversary tour starring The Turtles, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV and The Cowsills
July 1: Boz Scaggs, “Out of The Blues” tour 2019
July 8: The Allman Betts Band, the sons of legendary Allman Brothers Band members Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley perform both new music and Allman Brothers Band classics.
July 15: Killer Queen, the premier tribute to Queen
July 29: Jon Anderson of Yes, “1,000 Hands Tour”
Aug. 12 and 13: Get the Led Out, Led Zeppelin tribute
Aug. 19: The Zombies, 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees
Aug. 20: Walter Trout with Vanessa Collier
THE OCEAN CITY POPS:
July 3: (See July 4th)
July 7: Broadway Theme, Vince Lee (OCMP)
July 9-10, 12 (OCMP); July 11 (PAC): Mamma Mia
July 14: Adam Boyles (OCMP)
July 21: “You Can Dance if you want too!” —Adam Boyles (OCMP)
July 28: “The British are Coming” — Jonathan Kreamer (OCMP)
Aug. 4: “Jersey Boys and Jersey Girls” — Jonathan Kreamer (OCMP)
Aug. 6-7, 9 (OCMP); Aug. 8 (PAC): “Newsies”
Aug. 11: Katherine Jenkins, Jonathan Kreamer (OCMP)
Aug. 18: “Hooray for Hollywood” — Vince Lee (OCMP)
Aug. 25: “Bon Voyage” — Adam Boyles (OCMP)
Aug. 28: “Salute to the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion” — Adam Boyles (OCMP)
Sept. 1: “A Star is Born” (OCMP)
Sept. 4: “Here she is” former Miss America’s perform — Jonathan Kreamer (OCMP)
Sept. 7: Lakisha Jones in “Queens of Rock and Soul” (OCMP)
Sept. 11: Symphony Night at the Pops — Vince Lee (OCMP)
Sept. 14: Bill Schieble (OCMP)
Chicken Bone Beach Concerts
The Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation offers free ”Jazz on the Beach” performances at Kennedy Plaza (on the A.C. Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues) every Thursday from 7-10 p.m. in the summer. The first hour is a local jazz artist, 8 p.m. a headliners performs. Go to ChickenBoneBeach.org for more.
Here’s what’s planned:
June 27: CBB IDEA Youth Jazz Collective; Nicholas Payton Quartet
July 4: Kameelah Samar Quintet; Sean Jones Quartet
July 11: Lee Smith with Odean Pope Quartet; Carmen Lundy Quartet
July 18: Greg Moore & Lotus Jazz Quartet; Jason Marsalis Quartet
July 25: Edgardo Cintron Latin Jazz Band; Charlie Sepulveda Sextet
Aug. 1: Ella Gahnt Quartet; “Sung with Words” with Helen Sung
Aug. 8: Vertical Current; Nnenna Freelon Quartet
Aug. 15: CBB IDEA Youth Jazz Collective; Harvey Mason Sextet
Aug. 22: Tony (TNT) Jones, featuring Shayne Fredrick with special guest Norman Conners; Matthew Whitaker Quartet
Aug. 29: Keith Hollis with special guest Cedric Napoleon (formerly of Pieces of a Dream); The Yellowjackets
Somers Point Beach Concerts
Somers Point continues its popular summer beach concert series. And they’re free. You’re not gonna get a better deal than that.
The beach concerts take place at William Morrow Beach on Bay Avenue between Higbee and New Jersey avenues at 7 p.m. Free. TonyMart.com
June 21: Jehtro Tull’s Martin Barre: Founding lead guitarist; celebrating Tull’s 50th anniversary
June 28: Victor Wainwright and the Train: Southern hospitality meets Boogie Woogie meets rock ’n’ roll
July 4: (See Fourth of July events)
July 5: Tribute to the Eagles: Hawkins Road Allstars with special guest: Dan Burke, “Big Bob” Ernano, Rosie O’Reilly, Heather “Lil’ Mama” Hardy
July 12: Joe Louis Walker and the Deck Band
July 19: “Jumpin’ Johnny” Sansone and Dana Fuchs
July 26: Will Power
Aug. 2: Grammy Award-winning Phantom Blues Band
Aug. 9: The Jeremiah Hunter Band: Jersey Shore party dance classics; composed of original members of the Soul Survivors and Full House
Aug. 16: Bonerama: Funky, brassy rock with a new Led Zeppelin tribute and New Orleans classics
Aug. 23: Dane Anthony Band: Motown, dance and rock classics
Aug. 30: Beginnings: World-class tribute to Chicago
Sept. 1: Labor Day Weekend Holiday Show will feature three-time Grammy winner Tom Hambridge.
Sept. 6: CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band