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CRDA: Sam Hunt Kicks Off 2018 Atlantic City Beach Concert Series

CRDA: Sam Hunt Kicks Off 2018 Atlantic City Beach Concert Series


Karen Martin

Sam Hunt has announced he will be performing as part of the 2018 Atlantic City BeachFest Concert Series on Sunday, July 1 with special guests Kane Brown and Conner Smith. Taking place on the Atlantic City Beach, this event will be one of only a few headlining performances this summer for the country star. He is returning to the area for the first time since his sold-out BB&T Pavilion show last summer, which was part of his wildly successful 2017 “15 In A 30” tour!  

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 2 at 10am. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster.com or by-phone at 800-745-3000. CITI Card members will have early access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 27 at 10am through Thursday, March 1 at 10pm. There will be General Admission (GA) and Gold Circle GA ticket options available for fans, as well as VIP ticket opportunities. For additional information on the event or ticket options, please visit

Now in its fifth year, the Atlantic City Beach Series has featured performances by P!nk, Maroon 5, Zac Brown Band, Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, Brantley Gilbert, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Bell Biv Devoe and many more.  

The 2018 Atlantic City BeachFest Concert Series is presented by Live Nation in partnership with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) and the City of Atlantic City.  

“We are thrilled to add Sam Hunt to our growing list of world class artists performing on the AC beach,” said Geoff Gordon, Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President. “We, along with our friends at CRDA, the Mayor’s office, and our municipal and casino partners, are honored to kick off the 2018 series with a Sam Hunt House Party on the beach this summer!”  

“Country music has proven to be a huge draw for Atlantic City,” said CRDA Executive Director Chris Howard. “Bringing Sam Hunt to our beach this summer is exciting news for visitors, residents, and local businesses and exemplifies CRDA’s commitment to attract world class entertainment.” 

Atlantic City is thrilled to have Sam Hunt appear at our beach series on July 1st” said Atlantic City Mayor Gilliam. “Our City is a place for all people and all genres of music. We are looking forward to an exciting summer of entertainment and good times!” 


About Sam Hunt:
Grammy® Award-nominee, American Music Award winner and MCA Nashville breakout star Sam Hunt has established a name for himself and is one of music’s most talked about talents.  

On February 1, 2017, Hunt released his latest single “Body Like a Back Road” which landed on the Billboard “Hot 100” chart as his highest debuting single. It also premiered at No. 1 on iTunes charts. Since, the single has smashed records, becoming the fastest country song to ever reach 100 million and 200 million streams. It has become an RIAA-certified triple platinum hit, and has broken a record six decades in the making spending 35 consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The single also climbed pop and adult airplay charts, making it a cross-over hit. Hunt consequently earned two 2018 Grammy nominations for “Body Like A Back Road” in both the “Best Country Song” and “Best Country Solo Performance” categories. In 2017, Hunt was recognized for “Body Like a Back Road” along with co-writers Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally and Josh Osbourne, with the inaugural “Song of the Year” at the 2017 CMT Artists of the Year Special. Earlier in 2017, Hunt released his single, “Drinkin’ Too Much,” which also received critical attention.  

Upcoming, Hunt is curating and headlining his inaugural Nashional Music Festival, which will feature a multi-genre lineup that spans country, hip-hop, rock and R&B. Held on April 20 and 21 at Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, the festival will feature Fetty Wap, Brothers Osborne, Judah & the Lion, Lanco and Kyle. Hunt will also be joining Luke Bryan’s “What Makes You Country XL Tour,” which kicks off on May 31 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The tour will hit 13 other stadiums in the U.S. and Canada.  

About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.


About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority:
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com.  Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.   



For Sam Hunt, contact:
Leigh Parr
UMG Nashville
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Allison Elbl
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Rhett Usry
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For Live Nation, contact:

Rachel Spivak

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