Boardwalk Hall Calendar of Events Offers Cirque and More

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Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City has entertainment for every taste. Here’s a list of upcoming events.

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL DRALION

AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 2 VARIOUS TIMES

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Fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. The show's name is derived from its two emblematic creatures: the dragon, symbolizing the East, and the lion, symbolizing the West. In Dralion, the four elements that govern the natural order take on a human form. Thus embodied, each element is represented by its own evocative colour: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved. Showtimes as follows: Wed. August 29 7:30 p.m.; Thurs. August 30 7:30 p.m.; Fri. August 31 7:30 p.m.; Sat. Sept. 1 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.; Sun. Sept. 2 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. Tickets range in price: Adults: from $35 to $80; Children (12 & under) from $28 to $65; Military, Seniors & Students: from $31.50 to $67.50. A limited number of Premium tickets are also available for all performances. For group discounts, call 609-348-7023.

AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! 2012 TOUR

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 7:00 PM

CHIPS AHOY! & RITZ Present AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! Tour 2012 for another hit tour to showcase this season’s talented top 10 finalists. Launching the careers of many, the AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! Tour is the first chance to see your favorites in concert! As presenting sponsors of AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! Tour 2012, CHIPS AHOY! and RITZ are thrilled to bring the excitement of the tour to their fans in a number of unique ways, from cookie and cracker coupons to a one-of-a-kind consumer promotion. The U.S. Air Force Reserve is an associate sponsor. AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with Idol finalists Colton Dixon, DeAndre Brackensick, Elise Testone, Erika Van Pelt, Heejun Han, Hollie Cavanagh, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips and Skylar Laine. Past tours have featured stars such as Kelly ClarksonCarrie UnderwoodDavid Cook, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Lee DeWyzeScotty McCreery and so many more. Visit AmericanIdol.com for more info. Tickets are $65, $45 and $29.50.

MADONNA THE MDNA TOUR*

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 8:00 PM

Madonna is having a huge party and everyone’s invited! In the course of her phenomenal career, Madonna has a record breaking 37 Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart along with a record breaking 40 Number 1’s on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Song Charts. No other act has more Top 10’s on the Hot 100 or Number 1’s on the Club Chart. Madonna has sold over 300 million albums and holds the record for the most successful tour by a solo artist in history. She is a seven time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, producer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Her last CD, Hard Candy, debuted at No. 1 in 37 countries including US, UK, Canada, France and Australia. Madonna The MDNA Tour is the Material Girl’s 9th Tour. Her first tour was the 1985 Virgin Tour. Tickets are priced at $355, $255, $155 and $80. Presented by Live Nation and Caesars Atlantic City.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS. BROOKLYN NETS*

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 7:00 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers will take their game from the city to the seaside in an historic “Boardwalk Classic” match against the Brooklyn Nets at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. The game is sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City and Global Spectrum with Longport Media serving as a promotional partner. Game time is 7 PM. Tickets are available in the upper and lower level for $10, $29 and $49. Courtside and premium ticket prices are $150, $125, $100, $85 and $75.

“We are delighted to add Sixers basketball to the thriving entertainment in Atlantic City, and we truly appreciate their hospitality during our Boardwalk Classic weekend,” said Sixers CEO and Co-Owner Adam Aron. “This game can only further the unique rivalry between these two organizations – a series of battles including some of the 76ers’ all-time greats, and now, some of today’s team stars in Andrew Bynum, Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner. As we celebrate 50 years in the Philadelphia region, we’re excited to tip off a year’s worth of memories with this special event.”

The Boardwalk Classic will mark the third meeting of the Sixers and Nets at Boardwalk Hall, the first two being wins for Philadelphia. On October 9, 1982, a Sixers team led by Head Coach Billy Cunningham and game-high scorer Darryl Dawkins beat the Nets in a 93-91 victory. The following year, on October 8, 1983, Moses Malone’s 19 points and 18 points from Julius “Dr. J” Erving spurred the Sixers to their 117-113 overtime win.

MUSSELMAN’S APPLE SAUCE FAMILY SKATING TRIBUTE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 7:30 PM

Jewel, a four-time Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, will perform live in a family-themed show featuring such skating stars as Olympic gold medalists Ekaterina Gordeeva and Ilia Kulik along with two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan and many more. Hosted by skating champions (and parents) Kristi Yamaguchi and Michael Weiss, the star-studded cast features Olympian and world champion Todd Eldredge, world ice dancing champion Shae-Lynn Bourne, three-time U.S. pair champions and world medalists Jenni Meno and Todd Sand, world pair champion Isabelle Brasseurand two-time U.S. pair champion Rocky Marval, five-time Italian champion and Olympian Silvia Fontana and her husband, John Zimmerman, a three-time U.S. pairs champion and Olympian. Tickets are priced at $25, $45, $79 and $125. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounts; call 609-348-7023 for Group sales.

The combination of stellar skating and beautiful music will come alive with both children and adults bringing the magic of parenthood to life on the ice in this one-of-a-kind show. The show will be broadcast nationally on NBC Nov. 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST. as part of the Pandora NBC Skating Series. The event is presented by Caesars Atlantic City and co-promoted by Disson Skating and StarGames.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 7:30 PM

Superstar Carrie Underwood will return to Boardwalk Hall November 9 as part of her arena tour this fall, “The Blown Away Tour.” The North American tour dates will be presented and hydrated by vitaminwater®, sponsored by Olay, and promoted by AEG Live. Special guest Hunter Hayes will open. Carrie’s two previous headline tours, 2008’s “Carnival Ride Tour” and 2010’s “Play On Tour,” performed for a combined total of nearly 250 shows with 2.2 million fans in attendance, and she wrapped both years as the top-ranked female country touring artist.

Since releasing Some Hearts in 2005, Underwood has sold more than 14 million albums with Some Hearts, 2007’s Carnival Ride, and 2009’s Play On. She’s amassed 14 No. 1 singles, six of which she co-wrote, and became the first country artist in history and the only American Idol winner ever to achieve 10 No. 1 singles from their first two albums. Underwood currently leads the nominations for the upcoming CMT Music Awards with five. She is a five-time Grammy winner, a two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, a three-time Country Music Association and ACM Female Vocalist winner, and a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Hunter Hayes, the multi-talented writer, musician, producer, and performer, is the only country artist to play every instrument, write/co-write every song, and co-produce his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. As the 2012 ACM New Artist of the Year nominee, Hunter has been touring and performing live for decades, most recently selling out venues across the US and Canada on his MOST WANTED headline tour. Tickets are $65, $55 and $45.

AHL ALBANY DEVILS VS. WILKES BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25 4:00 PM

The Albany Devils will check back into Boardwalk Hall this winter for a series of four regular season hockey games. The series will take place from November through February and is sponsored by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority and Caesars Atlantic City. The Albany Devils serve as the top developmental team for the three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils. Last season, 15 players appeared in games for both the 2012 NHL Eastern Conference Champions and Albany. All four of the games will be contested on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. Local hockey fans will be able to enjoy the Albany Devils face off against popular rivals on the following dates: November 25 vs. Wilkes Barre/Scranton (PA) Penguins; January 13 vs. the Bridgeport (CT) Sound Tigers; January 20 vs. Adirondack (NY) Phantoms, and February 24 vs. Hershey (PA) Bears.

Series and individual game tickets are on sale now. Individual games are priced as follows: $26 for the first two rows on the glass, $21 for the lower bowl, and $16 for the upper bowl. Series ticket packages will be $99 for the first two rows on the glass, $79 for the lower bowl, and $59 for the upper bowl. Series tickets can be purchased up until one week before the first game.

Special rates are available for kids 2-12, seniors 65+, military, students, and groups of 10 or more. These discounted rates are priced at $16 for the lower bowl and $11 for the upper bowl. Four packs can also be purchased for $65 and include four tickets in the upper bowl, four hot dogs, and four soft drinks. Hockey clubs have the opportunity to take part in an exclusive ticket offer. With the purchase of 100 or more tickets for any one game at any price range, your club will receive 90 minutes of free ice time at Boardwalk Hall. Die-hard hockey fans can also reserve the Boardwalk Hall Top Shelf Package which includes tickets to the four Albany Devils games as well as the four ECAC Hockey Men’s Championship games on March 22 and 23.

For information on group sales, hockey club purchases, and the Boardwalk Hall Top Shelf Package please call (609) 348-7023.

AHL ALBANY DEVILS VS. BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 4:00 PM

The Albany Devils will check back into Boardwalk Hall this winter for a series of four regular season hockey games. The series will take place from November through February and is sponsored by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority and Caesars Atlantic City. The Albany Devils serve as the top developmental team for the three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils. Last season, 15 players appeared in games for both the 2012 NHL Eastern Conference Champions and Albany.Individual games are priced as follows: $26 for the first two rows on the glass, $21 for the lower bowl, and $16 for the upper bowl. Special rates are available for kids 2-12, seniors 65+, military, students, and groups of 10 or more. These discounted rates are priced at $16 for the lower bowl and $11 for the upper bowl. Four packs can also be purchased for $65 and include four tickets in the upper bowl, four hot dogs, and four soft drinks. Hockey clubs have the opportunity to take part in an exclusive ticket offer. With the purchase of 100 or more tickets for any one game at any price range, your club will receive 90 minutes of free ice time at Boardwalk Hall. Die-hard hockey fans can also reserve the Boardwalk Hall Top Shelf Package which includes tickets to the four Albany Devils games as well as the four ECAC Hockey Men’s Championship games on March 22 and 23. For information on group sales, hockey club purchases, and the Boardwalk Hall Top Shelf Package please call (609) 348-7023.

AHL ALBANY DEVILS VS. ADIRONDACK PHANTOMS

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 4:00 PM

The Albany Devils will check back into Boardwalk Hall this winter for a series of four regular season hockey games. The series will take place from November through February and is sponsored by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority and Caesars Atlantic City. The Albany Devils serve as the top developmental team for the three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils. Last season, 15 players appeared in games for both the 2012 NHL Eastern Conference Champions and Albany.

Individual games are priced as follows: $26 for the first two rows on the glass, $21 for the lower bowl, and $16 for the upper bowl.Special rates are available for kids 2-12, seniors 65+, military, students, and groups of 10 or more. These discounted rates are priced at $16 for the lower bowl and $11 for the upper bowl. Four packs can also be purchased for $65 and include four tickets in the upper bowl, four hot dogs, and four soft drinks. Hockey clubs have the opportunity to take part in an exclusive ticket offer. With the purchase of 100 or more tickets for any one game at any price range, your club will receive 90 minutes of free ice time at Boardwalk Hall. Die-hard hockey fans can also reserve the Boardwalk Hall Top Shelf Package which includes tickets to the four Albany Devils games as well as the four ECAC Hockey Men’s Championship games on March 22 and 23.

For information on group sales, hockey club purchases, and the Boardwalk Hall Top Shelf Package please call (609) 348-7023.

INDOOR AUTO RACING

FRI. FEB 1; SAT. FEB 2 VARIOUS TIMES

Indoor Auto Racing will return to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall in 2013 for the eleventh year under the promotion of Len Sammons. Tickets will be available beginning August 17.

The Three-Quarter Midgets hit speeds upwards of 70 mph while running around a course set up on the historic landmark Boardwalk Hall concrete floor. Feature events find a minimum of 24 cars taking the green flag providing some hair-raising action for fans. Each year professional race car drivers from many different segments of the sport; and over 10 different states, compete at the event. The Champ Kart and Slingshot divisions will also be included in the exciting Atlantic City race weekend. Racing will begin on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Each night will include qualifying races and a feature event for the headline division.

Tickets for Friday are $25 for front row reserved; $20 for lower level reserved, $17 for upper level reserved, $15 for general admission adults, and $5 for general admission kids 12 and under. Tickets for Saturday are priced at $30 for front row reserved, $25 for lower level reserved, $22 for upper level reserved, $20 for general admission adults, and $5 general admission kids 12 and under. These prices do not include facility fees. Tickets are $5 off the adult general admission price for groups of 10 or more. Call 609-348-7023 for Group Sales. Please note that Premium seats sell out quickly! Advance ticket buyers will be admitted into the building a half hour early and will gain admission to FanFest on the track at 5 p.m. Saturday. Ticket prices will be $2 more if purchased the day of the show. Tickets and further information can also be obtained by calling the show office (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at 609-888-3618. Additional information may also be found on the web at www.aarn.com.

THE WHO: QUADROPHENIA AND MORE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2013 7:30 PM

THE WHO, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands, have announced a major North American arena tour where they’ll perform their iconic 1973 double album QUADROPHENIA in its entirety, along with a selection of WHO classics. They will make a stop at Boardwalk Hall on February 22. Tickets are $129.50, $82.50, $59.50 and $39.50.

The critically acclaimed QUADROPHENIA marked the British band’s second rock opera (after Tommy), raised the bar for rock albums as an art form and hit #2 on the U.S. Billboard album chart. Founding members ROGER DALTREY and PETE TOWNSHEND will be joined by Zak Starkey (drums), Pino Palladino (bass), Simon Townshend (guitar/backing vocals), Chris Stainton (keyboards), Loren Gold (keyboards/backing vocals) and Frank Simes (musical director, keyboards/backing vocals).

The upcoming WHO tour will offer a number of exclusive VIP experiences and packages. These offers may include a number of exciting perks: great seats, a special invitation to The Who’s VIP preshow sound check, limited edition autographed memorabilia, preshow parties (including complimentary food & beverage), VIP preferred parking, exclusive VIP merchandise and more.

AHL ALBANY DEVILS VS. HERSHEY BEARS

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 4:00 PM

The Albany Devils will check back into Boardwalk Hall this winter for a series of four regular season hockey games. The series will take place from November through February and is sponsored by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority and Caesars Atlantic City. The Albany Devils serve as the top developmental team for the three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils. Last season, 15 players appeared in games for both the 2012 NHL Eastern Conference Champions and Albany.

Individual games are priced as follows: $26 for the first two rows on the glass, $21 for the lower bowl, and $16 for the upper bowl.Special rates are available for kids 2-12, seniors 65+, military, students, and groups of 10 or more. These discounted rates are priced at $16 for the lower bowl and $11 for the upper bowl. Four packs can also be purchased for $65 and include four tickets in the upper bowl, four hot dogs, and four soft drinks. Hockey clubs have the opportunity to take part in an exclusive ticket offer. With the purchase of 100 or more tickets for any one game at any price range, your club will receive 90 minutes of free ice time at Boardwalk Hall. Die-hard hockey fans can also reserve the Boardwalk Hall Top Shelf Package which includes tickets to the four Albany Devils games as well as the four ECAC Hockey Men’s Championship games on March 22 and 23.

For information on group sales, hockey club purchases, and the Boardwalk Hall Top Shelf Package please call (609) 348-7023.

2013 ECAC HOCKEY MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP

FRI. MARCH 22; SAT. MARCH 23 VARIOUS TIMES

More information to follow

Tickets to all Boardwalk Hall events can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster 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 atwww.facebook.com/boardwalkhall.

*Note: facility fee applicable on single event tickets; $1 for tickets $50 and under, $2 for tickets over $50.

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