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The E Street Shuffle will bring its live Springsteen tribute to Laguna Grille & Rum Bar this Saturday.

Summer may be ending, but that doesn’t mean the fun goes with it. In fact, celebrating the end of summer on Labor Day Weekend has become its own tradition, full of as much entertainment and nightlife as any mid-season epic weekend. And we’ve got the goods. Here are six ways to send off summer.

See a show. If you want to end summer with a bang, consider a weekend of shows. At Resorts, catch the Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular on Sunday, or go see The Modern Gentlemen, whose month-long run ends Friday. If you’re looking for a classic, head to Golden Nugget for Alive 75, a KISS tribute on Friday; to Harrah’s for Legends in Concert Thursday through Sunday; to Tropicana for Band on Tour on Thursday and Friday; or to Hard Rock’s Etess Arena for Daryl Hall & John Oates on Friday. For more fun at Hard Rock, catch Daughtry on Saturday or Disco Live on Sunday. There are a bunch of shows to see at Borgata, including Gabriel Iglesias on Friday; Miranda Lambert on Saturday; and 70s Game Show and Trevor Noah on Sunday. At Ocean Casino, check out the legendary Reba McEntire on Saturday, and at Showboat, catch a show with The Bearded Ladies on Friday. And if you want a free concert, get to William Morrow Beach in Somers Point for Beginnings on Friday and Tom Hambridge and Ed Jackson’s Time Out on Sunday.

Laugh until you cry. If your natural inclination is to cry because summer is unofficially over, then we’ve got good news: there’s plenty to laugh about. Head to Borgata Comedy Club for a Friday show with Regina DeCicco, James Mattern and Mike Yard; or for Tim Krompier, Rodney Laney, and Joe Matarese the rest of Labor Day Weekend. At Atlantic City Comedy Club at The Claridge, catch Eric Neumann, who has the No. 1 Comedy Album on iTunes, for shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. At Howie Mandel Comedy Club at Hard Rock, the comedy bookends Labor Day Weekend with Adam Ferrara on Thursday and Kellen Erskine on Monday. And if you’re looking for a great show with local headliners, head to any of the shows held by AC Jokes: at Blue Martini at Bally’s Thursday through Monday; at Anthem Lounge at Tropicana on Friday and Sunday; at Kiss Kiss Nightclub at Tropicana on Thursday, Saturday and Monday; and at Playground Pier on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Send off summer in style. While casino nightlife hardly dies down in the off-season, the end-of-season parties hosted by casinos are often epic in nature, with lots of celebrating under one roof. At Borgata, celebrate the end of summer at Gypsy Bar with The Benderz and Lost in Paris on Friday, Big Band Baby and Gypsy Wisdom on Saturday, and Changing Lanes and Flip Like Wilson on Sunday; at Premier with PS Bingo Players on Friday, 2Chainz on Saturday, and Konflikt on Sunday; at Level One for Level One Up All Night on Friday and Saturday; and at Beer Garden for DJ Ernesto and John McNutt Band on Friday, DJ Ernesto and Hunkajunk on Saturday, and DJ Ernesto and The Coconutz on Sunday. Don’t forget Golden Nugget this weekend! Get to The Deck for that Alive! 75 KISS tribute on Friday, Big House Band and Seven Stone on Saturday, The Exceptions and Don’t Call Me Francis on Sunday and Bobby & Kit and Sensamotion on Monday; or inside to Rush Lounge for Love Jones and Party Wave on Friday, Red Hotts on Saturday, Steph & Jeff and Dane Anthony on Sunday; and Gina Roche on Monday. At Tropicana, it’s hard to choose which party to hit first. Head to Kiss Kiss Nightclub or Okatshe for DJ entertainment on Friday and Saturday; to Boogie Nights for a three-day Labor Day Boogie Blowout Thursday through Saturday; to Cuba Libre for Latin Friday and Bailamos Saturday; to Anthem for Diva Royale on Saturday and a DJ on Sunday; to Tango’s for The Morning After and DJ Brandon Bobal on Friday, Fund Daddy Band and DJ Ahmed Kahn on Saturday, and live entertainment on Sunday and Monday; to RiRa for Shaun Durnin on Friday and Sunday with The Braying Donkeys on Saturday; and to Firewaters Saloon for the Glenn Roberts Band Friday through Sunday. At Harrah's head to Martorano's Friday for an appearamce from Steve Martorano himself as well as live entertainment from France Joli & Blue Magic.

Party at a pool. If it’s a pool party you’re looking for, look no further. Head to The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s for for Johnny Bananas on Friday, Jesse McCartney on Saturday, and Camilo & Lobo on Sunday. While you’re there, head inside to Eden Lounge for Drop Dead Sexy and DJ Kurteousy on Friday, Lifespeed and DJ Adub on Saturday, The Mighty Band Stand and DJ Adub on Sunday, and Dueling Pianos on Monday. At HQ2 Beachclub at Ocean Casino, look for Kaskade on Saturday, Chus & Beballos on Sunday, and Alok on Monday. Or get to their Boardwalk Pool for a DJ on Friday. Property-wide, head to HQ2 Nightclub for DJ Skribble on Friday, Chuckie on Saturday and Bob Sinclair on Sunday; to Amada for the Tony Perez Quartet on Friday and Gloria Allende Duo on Saturday; to Villain & Saint for Ken Shiles & CiBon and Evolution X on Friday, and Five Times Famous and Copper Line Shine on Saturday; to TopGolf Swing Suite for a DJ on Saturday; and to 1927 Lounge & Speakeasy for a Prohibition Variety Show on Friday and Saturday, and a DJ on Sunday and Monday.

Get the last Beach Bar Hurrah. Nothing says summer like digging your toes in the sand, and while lots of area beach bars will remain open for a few more weekends, this is the final hurrah for some. Head to Bally’s Beach Bar for DJ Tonka, Cheezy & The Crackers, Lost in Paris, and DJ Redline on Friday, DJ N9ne, Lifespeed, DJ Rashaun and DJ Patrice McBride on Saturday, DJ Aiden Scott, Lost in Paris and DJ Chelsea Lee & Guests on Sunday, and DJ Kurteousy, JSoul and DJ Redline on Monday. While you’re there, visit the rest of Bally’s for a wild weekend at Wild Wild West with Stealing Savanah and DJ Image on Friday, Laura Lea & Tripp Fabulous and DJ Aiden Scott on Saturday; and Split Decision and DJ Aiden Scott on Sunday; to The Deck for Derek Crider Duo on Friday, Ken Shiles & CiBon on Saturday, B.R.A.T. on Sunday and Lights Out Duo on Monday; and to Harry’s Oyster Bar & Seafood for Meghan Knight and Lefty Lucy on Friday, The Pickles Duo and Billy Walton Band on Saturday, Robin Gazzara and The Seven Band on Sunday and Lefty Lucy on Monday. Get to the Beachside Bar at Caesars for Christian Glomb Duo on Saturda, Joseph Collepardi on Sunday, and Brother Jerome Duo, or head inside to 2100 for DJ Rashaun on Friday and DJ Joey Dino on Saturday. At the Beach Bar at Hard Rock, tune into Dr. Cheeko, Event Horizon and DJ Jason Weiss on Friday, Sensamotion, 39 Mariner and DJ Carm on Saturday; and Verdict, Red Hotts and DJ Jason on Sunday. Then head inside to Lobby Bar for Split Decision, The Rockets, DJ Billy G, and Se7en Band on Friday, Se7en Band, Steal the Sky, DJ Montone, K Brown Express on Saturday, Sidearm , M-80, My Hero Zero, DJ Drift and Eleven Eleven on Sunday, and The Neptunes on Monday; to Council Oak Lounge for Five Times Famous and Kenny Curcio Duo on Friday, Guitaro 5000 and The Pickles Duo on Saturday, and Ken & CiBon Trio and Nick Moccia Duo on Sunday; to Hard Rock Café for Nine Deez Night on Friday and Beginnings on Saturday; and to Daer Nightclub for Saweetie on Friday, Juice Wrld on Saturday and 4AM Takeover on Sunday. At Landshark Bar & Grill at Resorts, dig your toes in the sand with DJ SL on Friday, DJ Rockstar and DJ Chris Roberts on Saturday, and DJ SL and Latin Night on Sunday. Inside, head to Margaritaville for Ken Shiles & CiBon on Friday, Smokey Starr on Saturday and Patty Blee on Sunday, or to Bar One for live entertainment on Friday and Saturday. At Laguna Grill & Rum Bar, celebrate the end of the season with Grooveheart on Friday, The Whitewalls and The E Street Shuffle on Saturday, and Incognito and Dan Burke Band on Sunday. Head to The Point for a night on the sand with Tom Powdermaker on Friday, Tom Pacitti Duo on Saturday, The Verdict on Sunday and Matt Santry on Monday.

Hang like a local. Sometimes, the best places to nurse your end-of-summer woes are at your favorite local bar, restaurant or watering hole, like Fred and Ethel’s Lantern Light Restaurant & Tavern which will have Sir Cedrick on Friday and Danny Eyre on Saturday; to Bourre for Trivia Night on Friday, Summer Gras with a New Orleans Brass Band on Saturday, and a Hot Caribbean Event on Sunday; to Wonder Bar for Derek Crider on Saturday; to Tennessee Avenue Beer Hall for Johnny P. on Friday, Glenn Roberts and Ryan Zimmerman on Saturday, and Ill Rendition on Sunday; to The Claridge for Friday and Saturday with DJ Dahve; to St. George’s Pub for Saturday karaoke; to Renault Winery for Old News Band on Friday and The Shawn Ashley Experience on Saturday; to LB One for Jim Fisher on Friday and Nick Nicholas on Saturday; to A Touch of Italy for Cabo on Friday and Rick and Laura on Saturday; to Johnny’s Café for a Bob Pantano Dance Party on Friday, DJ Johnny Looch on Saturday and Benny Marsella on Sunday; to Sofia Restaurant for live music on Friday and Saturday; to Steve & Cookie’s By the Bay for Joe Mancini on Saturday and Chris Sooy on Sunday; to Tomatoe’s for DJ Laup on Friday and DJ Sparkles on Saturday and Sunday; to Brick House Pub & Grille for Stiffler’s Mom Trio on Friday and an End of Summer Party with 8-Track Attack on Saturday; to The Anchorage for DJ entertainment on Friday and Saturday; to Clancy’s by the Bay for Usual Suspects on Friday, Jamison on Saturday, and DJ Larry on Sunday; to The Doc’s Place for Dan Marro on Friday and Saturday; to Josie Kelly’s Public House for Tidal Wave Band on Friday, Unforgettable Fire on Saturday and XClusive Soul on Monday; to Gregory’s for a DJ on Saturday; and to Enlightened Café for Open Mic Night on Friday and Little Twist on Sunday.

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