The swamps of the South are set to meet the shores of South Jersey, as a pair of concerts featuring Louisiana-based acts head our way this week.

First off is Bonerama, a brass-based, trombone-heavy New Orleans funk rock act that heads to the beach at Somers Point for a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. The show is part of the 27th season of the Somers Point’s Beach Concert series, which take place at The William Morrow Beach, located between Higbee and New Jersey avenues on Bay Avenue in Somers Point. For more info go to SomersPointBeach

Then at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, Grammy Award-winner Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience head to Kennedy Plaza in Atlantic City for a night of swampy, cajun-bred zydeco that is sure to make you dance down the boards. This event is free. Kennedy Plaza is located on the Boardwalk in front of Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. For more info, go to

— Ryan Loughlin

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