AT­LANTIC CITY: EVENTS

SCHED­ULE A THREE-DAY WEEK­END: AT­LANTIC CITY’S SUM­MER EN­TER­TAIN­MENT CALENDAR BRINGS THE HEAT.

Philadelphia Style - - Contents - BY JES­SICA TZIKAS

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

Get your Fourth of July fes­tiv­i­ties started early when Mary J. Blige hits the Bor­gata on July 3.

Still go­ing strong after 53 years, the Who proves who’s got stamina with a stop at Board­walk Hall.

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