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FOR THE THIRD YEAR in a row, Atlantic City will host major summer beach concerts and 2016’s roster is shaping up to be fabulous. Live Nation kicks off the 2016 Atlantic City Summer Beach Concert season with Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band on Aug. 13 joined by G. Love & Special Sauce. The Zac Brown Band will take the stage with Drake White and The Big Fire on Sept. 1, and Florida Georgia Line — joined by Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three and Kane Brown — will perform Sept. 3. More acts are rumored to be added to the schedule as the summer progresses. “For the past two years, the Atlantic City beach concerts have been beyond memorable to anyone who has attended them,” said Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. “There is nothing like mixing a beautiful beach, next to a fabulous ocean, underneath a shining sun with amazing sights and sounds all at once from Live Nation’s lineup of world-class entertainers.”
Happy 200th Birthday CLAIMING THE TITLE of America’s oldest resort (though not the only one), Cape May’s Congress Hall is celebrating its 200th birthday. Take a step back in time this summer at Congress Hall’s weekly Bicentennial Birthday Celebration. These interactive sing-a-longs are led by Annie Knight, who owned Congress Hall from 1904-1931, along with Congress Hall’s current owner, Curtis Bashaw. Enjoy a family-style feast with a modern spin on yesterday’s favorite dishes. Annie and Curtis will tell the story of Congress Hall’s 200-year history, with special appearances from some of the most distinguished guests that stayed at Congress Hall when it was “The Summer White House.” Sing “Happy Birthday” and blow out the candles on Congress Hall’s 200th every Thursday this summer in the Ballroom, ending August 25th. Tickets include a three-course dinner th e Beach e d along with the festive performance. va n I s er onst
ON AUGUST 19-21 Monster trucks will race on the Wildwood Beach from Lincoln to Spencer Avenues. Friday night features qualifying races beginning at 7 PM and Saturday features two races at 1 PM and 7 PM. Sunday features title races and tough truck races starting at 1 PM. The fun and exciting truck lineup will feature Bigfoot (OLD), Bigfoot (NEW), Avenger, Brutus, Black Stallion, Higher Education, Red Solo Truck, Equalizer, and Walking Tall, as well as Kid KJ with 4 mini monster trucks for the halftime show. Monster truck rides on the beach will also be available.
THE 107TH ANNUAL BABY PARADE will take place on August 11 on the Ocean City boardwalk, from 6th -12th streets. Hailed as one of the oldest baby parades in the country, this family-friendly fun celebration features hundreds of adorable tykes promenading down the boardwalk in decorated carriages and homemade floats. Over the years, many celebrities with local roots have taken part in the parade. In 1985, Baseball player Joe DiMaggio drew huge crowds when he served as the Grand Marshall. And when Ocean City resident Jack Kelly attended, he brought along his little sister Grace, who grew up to be movie star Grace Kelly before becoming Princess Grace of Monaco. njlifestyleonline.com
LIFESTYLE | Summer 2016