CRDA: Summer Concert Series Kicks Off on June 20

CRDA: Summer Concert Series Kicks Off on June 20


Karen Martin

Courtesy of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), free entertainment on the Atlantic City Boardwalk returns this summer in June, July, August and September at Kennedy Plaza across from Boardwalk Hall. Atlantic City visitors will be treated to performances from genres including Broadway, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues and everything in between. 


Broadway on the Boardwalk is back by popular demand on Monday nights July 9, July 16 and July 23 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM. The casts of Broadway's hottest musicals take the stage for free performances from some of the most popular and critically acclaimed musicals on Broadway today including “Wicked,” “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical,” “Sponge Bob Square Pants – The Broadway Musical,” “School of Rock,” “Anastasia,” “Summer – The Donna Summer Musical” and more. Produced by JudiLudiProductions, the series will be hosted by comedian Dena Blizzard and is sure to light up the night. Click here for the full Broadway on the Boardwalk schedule.


Tony Marts Presents Mardi Gras AC will take place at Kennedy Plaza every Wednesday night, June 20 through September 5. The series begins with the most famous brass band in the world, New Orleans original, funky Dirty Dozen Brass Band June 20 and ends with the legendary, 4-time Grammy Award Winning “Maestro” Taj Mahal Wednesday, September 5. In between, music aficionados will be treated to weekly concerts by the million selling classic rock star, Gary US Bonds and the Roadhouse Rockers and a special July 4 Jersey Rock Tribute starring Bruce Springsteen’s original E Street Band Drummer, Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez with Jersey Rock & Soul Phenom, Billy Walton and his band. Click here for the full Mardi Gras AC schedule.


Weekends this summer on Kennedy Plaza will be alive with three-day music, food and fun events at the Boardwalk Summer Concert Series beginning Friday, July 6 through Sunday, September 16. A wide variety of entertainment will appeal to music lovers of all genres. In addition to free musical entertainment Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, refreshments will be available for purchase and will reflect themed weekends including an all American BBQ, Caribbean  Music Festival, Retro 70’s and 80’s, Reggae, Country, Rat Pack, International, Latin and Rock & Roll. Click here for the full Boardwalk Summer Concert Series schedule.


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  Follow us on Facebook at, and Twitter at


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