Atlantic City's famous Boardwalk has visitors walking the boards, and the Boardwalk Hall also offers some exciting events this year. Below are some of those happenings.
RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY PRESENTS FULLY CHARGED*
APRIL 18 – APRIL 21 VARIOUS TIMES
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® is proud to present FULLY CHARGED, Gold Edition, an all-new powerful surge of circus entertainment! Experience the excitement as Ringling Bros.® transforms energy and power into megawatts of thrills and turns spectacles of superhuman athleticism and displays of animal magnificence into sparks of wonder for Children Of All Ages. Imaginations ignite when Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ® Presents FULLY CHARGED SM, Gold Edition! Arrive an hour early for the All Access Pre-Show FREE with your ticket! Don’t miss this opportunity to get closer than ever to The Greatest Show On Earth.
Show times are Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19 at 7 PM; Saturday, April 20 at 11 AM and 3 PM; Sunday, April 21 at 1 PM. Tickets are $85 (VIP floor), $35 (VIP), and $20 (Upper and lower levels). $10 Children’s ticket is available for the Friday and Saturday shows. A special $12 ticket is also available for Thursday’s opening night performance. (facility fee/some convenience charges may be applicable). Call 609-348-7023 for Group Sales.
FURTHUR* 7:00 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
Following their successful fall tour, former Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh & Bob Weir and their band Furthur return for their much anticipated Spring Tour 2013. Fans can expect Lesh & Weir to push the musical envelope with jaw-dropping improvisations and loving renditions of Grateful Dead classics, with an all-star band that includes keyboardist Jeff Chimenti (RatDog), drummer Joe Russo (Benevento - Russo Duo, Trey Anastasio), guitarist John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra), and vocalists Sunshine Becker and Jeff Pehrson. New and old fans of the Grateful Dead alike will be entranced as Phil & Bob take the musical journey “furthur”, exploring some of the Grateful Dead’s most beloved songs in a tour that promises to keep the feet stomping and the bodies shaking. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m. are priced at $39.50, $49.50 and $59.50. For more information on Furthur please visit www.furthur.net
ATLANTIC CITY HOST AWARDS (Community Event)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 (Ballroom)
The 16th Annual Atlantic City Host Awards will honor the best of the best in the Atlantic City area hospitality industry. Presented by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority (ACCVA) and the ACCVA Foundation, the program salutes and encourages excellent customer service industry-wide. In addition to honoring award winners in 27 categories ranging from various food service, bar and hotel personnel to retail, visitor information, spa and casino positions, the prestigious Spirit of Hospitality Award will be presented to the Dougherty family, which has owned and operated some of the city’s most famous restaurants for generations. The Doughertys currently own and operate Dock’s Oyster House, Knife and Fork Inn and Harry’s Oyster Bar. Dock’s has been in the family’s control since it opened in 1897. Scholarships for students attending hospitality programs at area colleges will also be presented during the banquet. The scholarships are awarded by the Greater Atlantic City Concierge Association and the ACCVA Foundation. For additional information about the Host Awards, contact Jacqui Carole at 609-449-7174 or email@example.com.
MOTHER’S DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, MAY 11 7:00 PM
Platinum Productions proudly presents its 5th Annual Mother’s Day Music Festival featuring celebrated soul and R&B artists Charlie Wilson, Jaheim, Freddie Jackson and El Debarge.
Charlie Wilson was the lead singer for the Gap Band and sang on four number one R&B hits. In 2005’s LP Charlie, Last Name Wilson hit the Top Ten thanks to the success of the title track and “Magic.” Uncle Charlie followed in 2009 and Just Charlie released in 2010. In January he released With Love Charlie and the first single entitled My Love. He has been nominated for the BET and Soul Train Awards.
Jaheim is a forerunner and torch-carrier of today’s soul-originated R& B with his smooth and sonorous tone. He has released three albums over five years, with his first being Ghetto Love in 2001. One of his biggest hits is “Just In Case”. He has been nominated for the BET and Soul Train Awards. In 2010 he released the album titled “Another Round”.
Freddie Jackson has been a well-known soul singer since the 1980s. Among his well-known hits are “Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times’ Sake)”, “Jam Tonight”, “Do Me Again”, and “You Are My Lady”.
El DeBarge, is the former lead singer of the R&B family group DeBarge until the mid-1980s. He went on to be a solo artist, his best known hits are “Who’s Johnny” and “Love Always”. He has collaborated with artist from Tone Loc, to Quincy Jones. El Debarge is a three-time Grammy nominee. In 2010 after a lengthy hiatus he released a successful album titled Second Chances. That also featured a duet with Faith Evans titled “Lay With you”.
Tickets are priced at $95, $80, $65 and $45. A VIP package has been added for $125.00 that includes VIP seating, after-party tickets and a $10.00 voucher for Boardwalk Hall concession stands.
17TH ANNUAL EAST COAST GAMING CONGRESS
MAY 21 & 22
The East Coast Gaming Conference is the premier forum for gaming experts to share ideas, express concerns and articulate visions about the past, present and future of the gaming industry. On May 21, the E.C.G.C. will team up with the Greater Atlantic City Chamber and the Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Assn. and the agenda will include the expo, afternoon panel sessions and the cocktail reception. The all-day Gaming Conference will follow on May 22. The East Coast Gaming Congress is organized and produced by Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law, SOSH Architects, and Spectrum Gaming Group. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Donna Vecere at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USTAD RAHAT FATEH ALI KHAN
SATURDAY, MAY 25 8:00 PM
Nanking Entertainment Inc. presents the return of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to Boardwalk Hall. Don’t miss an evening of filled with the inspiring and exhilarating music of Qawwali and Bollywood. Rahat is an acclaimed singer and composer who has collaborated with numerous artists from his native Pakistan as well as Western pop musicians. Tickets are priced at $250, $175, $125, $85, $65 and $45.
THE MRS. CARTER SHOW WORLD TOUR STARRING BEYONCE*
FRIDAY, JULY 26 8:00 PM
Parkwood Entertainment has announced that The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour starring Beyoncé kicks off in Europe on April 15. With stops in twenty European cities, including Dublin, Ireland; Berlin, Germany; Paris, France and a four-night stint at The 02 in London, UK, this is Beyoncé’s first multi-city tour in over three years. Live Nation also announced that Beyoncé’s North American Tour begins on June 28 in Los Angeles. The tour will travel to over twenty cities throughout North America this summer, including Brooklyn, Atlanta, Houston, Toronto and Boston. The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour promises to be the entertainer’s most ambitious undertaking to date. It is expected to be bigger in scope than any of her previous shows. The Boardwalk Hall date is sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City. Tickets are priced at $250, $125, $109.50, $95, $89.50 and $69.50. Additional information is available at www.beyonce.com
Tickets to all Boardwalk Hall events can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, select Walmart locations, by calling 800-736-1420 or at ticketmaster.com For more information about Boardwalk Hall events, please visit us at www.boardwalkhall.com or at www.facebook.com/boardwalkhall.
*Note: facility fee applicable on single event tickets; $1 for tickets $50 and under, $2 for tickets over $50.
DUALITY, the 3-D light and sound show projected onto the façade of Boardwalk Hall, is scheduled to begin nightly at 8 PM. End times vary. This is a free show and no tickets are required! For more information about Duality visithttp://atlanticcitynj.com/visitors/thingstodo/lightshow.aspx
A.C. CONVENTION CENTER PUBLIC SHOWS
For more information visit www.accenter.com or call 609-449-2000
May 18 & 19
Average Joe Expo