ATLANTIC CITY: EVENTS
SCHEDULE A THREE-DAY WEEKEND: ATLANTIC CITY’S SUMMER ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR BRINGS THE HEAT.
Show-offs: Schedule a three-day weekend. Atlantic City’s summer entertainment calendar brings the heat.
Still home to some of the area’s best entertainment all year long, Atlantic City gets even hotter in the summertime. With legendary singers and the world’s biggest rock acts, you have no excuse not to ditch the city for a long weekend in AC.
There’s no better way to kick off the summer than with an icon, and this year that icon is Mary J. Blige. Performing at the Borgata (theborgata.com), the singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress, best known for her song “Be Without You,” holds nine Grammy Awards. See the Queen of Hip-hop Soul perform her countless hits on July 3. If you miss Miss Blige, you can still get your hip-hop soul fix with Jill Scott on July 16, also at Borgata. The Philadelphia-born songstress is sure to belt out career-making songs like “Golden” and “A Long Walk.”
Head straight to the sand to see Pink perform a seaside show as part
of the Atlantic City Beachfest Concert Series 2017 (acbeachconcerts.com) on July 12. This is the only East Coast performance, and one of only a handful in North America, for the Philly native this summer. If country music is more your speed, that weekend also welcomes Brantley Gilbert, stopping in Atlantic City on July 13 as part of his The Devil Don’t Sleep summer tour with Luke Combs.
On July 30, the Top 40 band Onerepublic, along with Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur, will be at the Borgata for their 2017 Honda Civic Tour. Fans can expect to hear favorites like “Counting Stars” and “I Lived,” plus songs from their recently released album.
True classic-rock worshippers can indulge in some nostalgia with The Who, making the rounds on their 2017 tour. Performing at Boardwalk Hall (boardwalkhall.com) on July 22, the English band will mark its 53rd year this summer. Expect to hear many of the hits from their extensive catalog, plus a few surprises.
Keep the summertime laughs going with Ron White, who grabs the mic at the Tropicana (tropicana.net). Best known for his part in the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, the cigar-smoking