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Find fun Atlantic City, New Jersey events

Atlantic City has always been about entertainment, but in recent years, the city has become a must-stop location for popular Jersey shore events such as top-name concerts, championship boxing matches, celebrity sightings, family-friendly Boardwalk Hall events, and more.

Whether you’re traveling to AC for vacation, a sporting event or a conference or meeting, you’ll find a full calendar of Jersey shore events, with a variety of Boardwalk Hall events and Atlantic City attractions to choose from throughout the year. Use the options below to search for Atlantic City upcoming shows, concerts, festivals and more.

Find information about Atlantic City, New Jersey events on the Boardwalk Hall calendar and the Convention & Tradeshow Calendar or browse the upcoming events below.

Select a date for a snapshot view of great Jersey shore events for that day. 

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"Cheers to Murder"
It’s a sad day for Sam, Diane, Carla, and Cliff – their long time friend, Norm, has passed away, and they have all gathered for the wake.  It seems Norm has died at this very bar, and the circumstances surrounding his demise are more than questionable.  Join us for Norm’s wake, but beware - as accusations fly, tempers will get heated, pasts will be dug up, and someone – maybe even you – could be the next victim as we say “Cheers…to Murder!”
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Broadway on the Boardwalk
Join the casts of Broadway's hottest musicals this summer for a series of live outdoor performances right here on the Atlantic City Boardwalk! This week's lineup includes special appearances from BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical, Bullets Over Broadway and Rock of Ages. 
Broadway on the Boardwalk
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Stockton Rocks the Mainland: Micky Dolenz
‘Monkee’ around with Micky Dolenz, who will perform such great hits as 'I’m A Believer,' 'Last Train to Clarksville' and '(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone.' The Monkees' debut single, 'Last Train to Clarksville,' featuring Micky on lead vocals, hit the charts September 10, 1966 and rocketed to number one. Ultimately, The Monkees have sold in excess of 65 million units and enjoyed worldwide success. Their first four albums: 'The Monkees' (1966); 'More of the Monkees' (1967); 'Headquarters' (1967); and 'Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.' (1967) all reached number one on the charts and launched three number-one singles: 'Last Train to Clarksville,' 'I'm a Believer' (with lead vocals by Micky), and 'Daydream Believer.' The group's first five albums also went platinum. 
Stockton Rocks the Mainland:  Micky Dolenz
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Movies Under The Stars @ Gardner's Basin
Jul 14        Grown Ups 2

Jul 21        Iron Man 3

Jul 28        After Earth

Aug 4        Ride Along

Aug 11        Captain Phillips

Aug 18        Man of Steel

Aug 25        Hunger Games – Catching Fire


Movies Under The Stars @ Gardner's Basin
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Tom McTiernan, Larry XL & Richie Minervini
Tom McTiernan is the product of a multi-cultural and media driven area of the country which leads to many unanswered questions. Tom's quest to find those answers has lead to laughs and more questions.

Tom can be seen in theaters opening for entertainers such as Tom Jones and Englebert Humperdink to name a few. Still Living in the New York area, Tom can also be seen in the top comedy clubs in NY.

Larry XL started doing comedy in January 2002 in Baltimore, MD at Winchester’s Comedy Club cutting his teeth at the club’s open mic nights.  By late 2004, he was a rising local club favorite in Baltimore and Washington with sharp, witty comedy style that wins over mainstream, blue collar, and urban audiences.  Larry XL started featuring regularly up and down the East Coast in 2005.

Performing at major casinos, comedy clubs, corporate events, theaters and cruise ships, comedian Richie Minervini knows how to keep an audience laughing. Richie is well known for his rapid-fire style delivery of good clean comedy.
  
A veteran of standup comedy, Richie Minervini is a seasoned comedian. Richie is the former owner of Long Island’s premier comedy club, The East Side Comedy Club and that was where celebrities such as Rosie O’Donnell, Jay Leno, Eddie Murphy, Kevin James and Ray Romano started their standup careers.
Tom McTiernan, Larry XL & Richie Minervini
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Atlantic City Ballet Presents Up Close and Personal
An opportunity to see some of our productions in an intimate setting, each Up Close and Personal performance will include a 15-20 minute sample of our latest productions currently in rehearsal, followed by a “Talk Back” with Phyllis Papa, Founding Artistic Director and some of our dancers. The series is designed to introduce you to the world of ballet and to have the chance to get to know our company.Each date will feature a different ballet and seating is limited to 25 people. 
Atlantic City Ballet Presents Up Close and Personal
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Dark Star Orchestra
Continuing a long and strange trip since humble beginnings over a decade ago, Dark Star Orchestra’s determined commitment to ‘raising the Dead’ has drawn nationwide attention.   Offering a continually evolving artistic outlet within the Grateful Dead’s musical canon, members of Dark Star Orchestra seek out the unique style of each performance era and offer their own interpretations and improvisations at each show.  Using entire set lists from the Grateful Dead’s decades of touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra recreates song for song performances straight from the set list of these historic shows.  
 
Made up of Jeff Mattson (Jerry Garcia), Lisa Mackey (Donna Jean Godchaux), Dino English (Bill Kreutzmann), Rob Koritz (Mickey Hart), Rob Eaton (Bob Weir) Skip Vangelas (Phil Lesh) and Rob Barraco (multiple keyboardists), Dark Star Orchestra does not try to match Grateful Dead live songs note for note.  Anything so formulaic would quickly dispel the free spirit embodied in the music.
Dark Star Orchestra
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Joe Holiday's Magic and Mayhem
International Magician Joe Holiday has traveled the world with his unique style of comedy & magic. From theaters, theme parks and casinos to overseas performances for our troops, Joe has been hailed as the definition of COOL in magic! This high-energy magic show combines outstanding feats of magic, audience participation, popular music, mind reading and laugh-out-loud comedy. Fun for the entire family! Atlantic City's Best Family Value!

Dinner & Show package available starting one hour prior to showtime.
 
 
Joe Holiday's Magic and Mayhem
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Children's Summer Playhouse: The Berenstain Bears on Stage
Book and lyrics by Stan and Jan Berenstain, Music by Elliot Lawrence and Jamie Broza, Performed with permission by Dramatic Publishing International. The 'world's foremost expert on the Berenstain Bears,' guitar-strumming Cowboy Joe, is the show's stage director—introducing and commenting on the play's five episodes which are based on five classic Berenstain Bears books. The Berenstain Bears' New Baby, The Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room, The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare, The Berenstain Bears Tell the Truth and The Berenstain Bears Get Stage Fright. The five great stories come together in one fun, entertaining and heart-warming production that features everyone’s favorite family of bears. 
Children's Summer Playhouse:  The Berenstain Bears on Stage
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Atlantic City Expressway 50th Anniversary Beach Party
Gather on the beach at Texas Avenue beginning at 6:00pm for a beach party with WAYV featuring a dance contest as we "Dance through the Decades."

At 8:15pm Mayor Don Guardian will join in the celebration by lighting a ceremonial bonfire, followed by fireworks launched from a barge off the coast at 9:15pm.
Atlantic City Expressway 50th Anniversary Beach Party
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Blake Shelton Free Concert on the Beach
Blake Shelton fresh off of his co-hosting duties from this past Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards, Grammy nominee and Country Music Awards' (CMA) reigning “Male Vocalist of the year” for the 4th consecutive year, made history with the most consecutive No. 1’s on the country airplay charts with his current single, “Doin’ What She Likes,” marking his 16th No. 1 overall (11th consecutive). He also holds the “Album of the Year” award from the 2013 CMA’s for his current platinum-selling release Based On a True Story. Fans can see Blake on the Emmy Award-winning musical show, The Voice on NBC and can catch him this summer on his “Ten Times Crazier” tour, sponsored by Pepsi.

     

 

Blake Shelton’s appearance is part of a summer-long musical “DO AC” celebration of Atlantic City’s world famous Boardwalk that includes free entertainment daily and one of the country’s largest July 4th fireworks show.

Opening Act:

Opening for Blake Shelton is Dan & Shay, the Nashville country-music duo touring with Shelton on the current leg of his 2014 Ten Times Crazier Tour, which kicked off in June.





Contests/Promotions:

 In addition the DO AC Nightclub on Wheels will be popping up randomly over the next two weeks giving away another 1,000 tickets to each concert in Baltimore on July 16, Philadelphia on July 23 and New York City on July 24. These pop ups will be country loyalists final opportunity to score tickets to the FREE beach concerts with Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum. Follow the hashtags, #BlakeAC and #LadyAinAC for more information.

Win Fan Zone tickets beginning July 14 - July 25 by submitting your video on why you love Atlantic City and Blake Shelton. For more information on how to enter and all rules, please visit our Facebook page here
Blake Shelton Free Concert on the Beach
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Jazz on the Beach Concert Series Presents Sean Jones Quartet
The Chicken Bone Beach Youth Jazz Ensemble kids will open tonight's performance at 7:00pm followed by Sean Jones Quartet.

Whether he’s exploring the emotional depths of a ballad or tearing it up in a high-tempo cooker, Sean Jones is considered one of the most exciting trumpet players on the jazz scene today. The musician, who also wears hats as composer, bandleader and educator, is considered by his fellow musicians, and critics, to be the “heir apparent” to the jazz legacy left by greats like Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown and Freddie Hubbard.
Jazz on the Beach Concert Series Presents Sean Jones Quartet
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Jerry Blavat
Jerry Blavat, known to millions as "The Geator with the Heater" and "The Boss with the Hot Sauce," is the man many credit with having invented the oldies craze. A broadcasting pioneer, Blavat was the first disc jockey in the early '60s to play music from the '50s. He took risks, introducing audiences to songs no one else played, which became local and national hits all over again.

During a career spanning nearly five decades, Blavat has done it all. He's been a dancer, a record producer, and nightclub owner. He's launched television shows, made guest appearances in movies, and was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And what drives him first and foremost is his passion for music and the listeners he's always put first.
 
Jerry Blavat will be LIVE  every Thursday.  Don't miss his weekly Geator Gold dance parties in the Main Atrium.
Jerry Blavat
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Danielle Bradbery
Winner of season four’s The Voice, Danielle Bradbery’s debut studio album, Danielle Bradbery, was released in November 2013 and featured the hit single “Heart of Dixie.”  Performing around the United States, including the Grand Ole Opry, Bradbery will also join the tours of Brad Paisley and Hunter Hayes.
Danielle Bradbery
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Sammy's Beach Bar Rum Presents: Sammy Hagar
A Journey through the history of rock - Featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham & Vic Anthony.

General Admission is Standing Room Only.
Sammy's Beach Bar Rum Presents:  Sammy Hagar
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4th Annual Historical Kentucky Avenue Renaissance Festival
This year’s festival will once again feature historical exhibits, live musical entertainment, food, vendors and plenty of fun activities for children and the entire family.  Special guests Live with R&B GQ Band, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, John “Sax” Williams, Unity Community Centers Royal Brass Band, and UCC Little Jazz Giants, Hard Act to Follow Band, D.J FAHDI, special MC by Atlantic City’s Kevin Hall, local performers, Historical Exhibits, Children Activities, Vendors and more.

4th Annual Historical Kentucky Avenue Renaissance Festival
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Dom Irrera
Domenick "Dom" Irrera originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a stand-up comedian. Much of his material is in the form of stories about his life, especially his childhood years and growing up in an Italian-American family, which contributes to the "natural" feel of his performances.
Dom Irrera
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Epic Saturdays Featuring Taylor Momsen DJ Set & Birthday Bash
Don't miss a live DJ set from The Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen only at The Pool After Dark! 
Epic Saturdays Featuring Taylor Momsen DJ Set & Birthday Bash
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Haven Nightclub Presents Robbie Rivera
Roberto "Robbie" Rivera is a prolific house music producer and DJ born in Puerto Rico. He has an extensive catalog of original productions and remixes to his credit, ranging from tribal to progressive house, as well as incorporating garage and Latin elements

On October 28, 2009, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, with Rivera placing #95.
Haven Nightclub Presents Robbie Rivera
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Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld is an American comedian, actor, writer, and television/film producer, best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, which he co-created and co-wrote with Larry David. For the show's final two seasons, they were co-executive producers.
Jerry Seinfeld
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KISS & Def Leppard
This summer two of the world's greatest rock bands, KISS and Def Leppard, are set to deliver a massive tour dedicated to fans who wanna rock and roll all night with a stop in Atlantic City at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, August 2. These two legendary rock bands spanning two continents announced today that they will launch the tour as KISS celebrates their 40th year in music. The summer's biggest hit-fueled rock tour, proudly presented by Caesars Atlantic City in association with Live Nation, will storm through 40-plus cities. .
KISS & Def Leppard
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Vertical Horizon
Vertical Horizon is an American alternative rock band formed at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1991. The band is best known for a string of hits in 1999 and early 2000s, including "You're a God", "Everything You Want", and "Best I Ever Had". Their most recent album, Echoes from the Underground, was released in October 2013.
Vertical Horizon
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WBO Light Heavyweight World Title
Kovalev, 31, originally from Chelyabinsk, Russia and now residing in Fort Lauderdale, FL, will defend his WBO title for the third time since taking it by force from Nathan Cleverly in a four round TKO victory in Cheverly’s hometown of Cardiff, Wales on August 17, 2013. Renowned for his ability to knockout anyone who dares to step in the ring with him, Krusher has an astonishing 91% knockout-to-win ratio.  This will be his fourth fight on HBO and his second in Atlantic City.  
 
“I am happy to be back in the ring on August 2nd and thanks to HBO for offering us the date. Looking forward to face an unbeaten fighter, I know he will be coming to fight and to take my title away, but it belongs to me and I won't let that happen,” said Kovalev.  “I already started my preparation for this bout and will be ready in good condition when time comes to step into ring.”
 
“It is great to be back on HBO.  It is the best place to showcase Sergey’s talents,” said John David Jackson, Sergey’s trainer.  He added, “It is difficult to find an opponent to step in the ring with Sergey.  Hopefully this Australian kid can step up to the plate.  We are here to put on a show for the public.  We know he is going to be a tough opponent but Sergey is up to the challenge.”
WBO Light Heavyweight World Title
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"Beatlemania Now"
“Beatlemania Now” is an amazing concert experience. Recapture the excitement, the mood and the frantic intensity as Beatlemania Now performs live-on-stage, against a backdrop of stunning images which evoke memories of one the most turbulent decades of modern times, the 1960's.

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Historic Boardwalk Tour
A walking tour of the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. The first boardwalk in the United States, you'll learn of its origins and success for over a century. First built in 1870, you'll come to understand its beloved status among tourists from around the world. Must be able to walk approximately 4 miles, leisurely. Leaves from in front of Showboat on the boardwalk. 90 minutes.
Historic Boardwalk Tour
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Magique
Starting Grand Illusionists Kevin & Caruso, staged & directed by Mistinguett. Kevin & Caruso put excitement and fun into the art of illusion with their award-winning show.

Show Times Vary, Please check website for times and dates of shows.
Magique
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Lewis Black
Lewis Black is one of the most prolific, profane and popular performers working today. His comedy style normally includes simulating a mental breakdown, or an increasingly angry rant, ridiculing history, politics, religion, trends and cultural phenomena. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sell-out audiences around the globe.
Lewis Black
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Bay Atlantic Smyphony
Bay-Atlantic Symphony, Jed Gaylin (conductor), Christopher Di Santo (clarinet): W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K.543; Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622. 
Bay Atlantic Smyphony
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Lady Antebellum Free Beach Concert
The harmony-based trio has earned awards from the CMA’s, ACM’s and from Billboard for their past headlining tour efforts. Since its 2006 inception, Lady A has also won the “Vocal Group of the Year” honor from both the CMA and from the ACM’s three times in a row and sold more than 11 million albums worldwide. The trio has taken eight trips to No. 1 on the country radio charts, earned five Platinum singles including their recent “Downtown” and has been awarded with seven GRAMMY awards including the all-genre “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year.”

     


The duo Alex and Sierra (winners of “X-Factor” and behind the hit song “Scarecrow”) will open for Lady Antebellum. 




Contests/Promotions:
 
In addition the DO AC Nightclub on Wheels will be popping up randomly over the next two weeks giving away another 1,000 tickets to each concert in Baltimore on July 16, Philadelphia on July 23 and New York City on July 24. These pop ups will be country loyalists final opportunity to score tickets to the FREE beach concerts with Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum. Follow the hashtags, #BlakeAC and #LadyAinAC for more information. 

Win Fan Zone tickets July 14 - July 25 by submitting a video on why you love Atlantic City and Lady Antebellum. For all rules and how to enter, please visit our Facebook page here


Lady Antebellum Free Beach Concert
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Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie, Jr. is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the musical group Commodores signed to Motown Records. Richie made his solo debut in 1982 with the album Lionel Richie and number-one hit "Truly". He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.
Lionel Richie
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