FREE BEACH CONCERT IN ATLANTIC CITY CELEBRATES ‘MARGARITAVILLE’ AND FEATURES ANDY GRAMMER, MAC MCANALLY, WILSON PHILLIPS AND SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE BY JIMMY BUFFETT
As many as 10,000 music fans and “Parrotheads” (Jimmy Buffet fans) are expected to flock to the newly-named LandShark Beach on the ocean in Atlantic City for a free beach concert celebrating the launch of Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville at Resorts Casino. The $35-million Margaritaville-themed casino, dining and entertainment complex opened with a Memorial Day ribbon-cutting in front of invited guests and Governor Chris Christie. Now it’s the fans’ turn to celebrate, with performances from 1 - 9 p.m. by hit musicians Andy Grammer, Mac McAnally and Wilson Phillips, as well as a special guest appearance at 4 p.m. by Jimmy Buffett.
Saturday, June 15 from 1–4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
The LandShark Beach at Resorts Casino Hotel
1133 Boardwalk Ave
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Andy Grammer, Mac McAnally, Wilson Phillips, and a special guest appearance by Jimmy Buffett
Margaritaville Bar & Grill will host the St. Somewhere Pre-Concert Party at Navy Pier prior to the Jimmy Buffett concert at Northerly Island on June 29th. The free event is family-friendly and features live entertainment, food and drinks. Las Vegas musician and entertainer Tommy Rocker will headline the party on the South Lawn. Tommy Rocker plays the annual Margaritaville street parties in Las Vegas.
Shoreline Sightseeing will offer roundtrip water taxi service to the concert for $20 per person. The roundtrip water taxi requires advance purchase at www.shorelinesightseeing.com.
Cheeseburger in Paradise and the Navy Pier restaurants will participate in the St. Somewhere festivities. Both the Pier and the party on the South Lawn are open to the public and all are welcome. There will be prize drawings all day, including tickets to the concert. The Navy Pier fireworks that evening will be choreographed to Jimmy Buffett music.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will perform at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on THURSDAY June 20 at 8pm. All net proceeds from this special performance will benefit The One Fund.
“We at The One Fund are most appreciative of Jimmy Buffett for his participation in the Boston Strong concert," said Jack Connors, a Director of The One Fund. "For Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band to follow up with this very special performance at the Paradise Rock Club which will also result in a significant donation is absolutely extraordinary. On behalf of the survivors and responders and all who will receive the financial support that The One Fund will provide, we thank Jimmy Buffett.”
Tickets will go on sale at Ticketmaster on June 14th.
Legendary country singer Willie Nelson drew an appreciative crowd by land and sea—well, pond—to the Surf Lodge in Montauk Sunday evening for a concert in which Jimmy Buffett joined him for a couple of songs.
Mr. Nelson, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, played straight through for about 90 minutes, noting at one point that he was “studying how to be 80” and that it was looking pretty darned good.
“Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,” “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” “Hey Good Lookin’,” “On the Bayou,” “Good Hearted Woman,” “Crazy,” and “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” were tunes that most concert-goers knew by heart. They sang along, with Mr. Nelson’s encouragement, during the show.
Those who were unable to snag a spot at the Surf Lodge, many of them locals, used their own ingenuity to catch the concert, plying Fort Pond on paddleboards, and in kayaks and sailboats, and forming a flotilla right next to the restaurant. Mr. Nelson turned and acknowledged them at least once, inspiring toots and the raising of paddles in salute from the pond.
About 500 people attended the concert, according to Jayma Cardoso, owner of the Surf Lodge. “It was awesome; it was great,” she said.
The concert was free and admittance was on a first-come, first-served basis, although there were 100 reserved spaces going for $100 that raised money for the Montauk Playhouse Community Center Foundation, whose community center, a work in progress but already in use, is right down the road. With donations made by concert-goers and diners at the Surf Lodge factored in, Sunday’s event raised more than $20,000 for the foundation, which hopes to add an aquatic center and multi-use rooms to the Montauk Playhouse Community Center.
“It was such a great night,” Maureen Rutkowski, the foundation’s project director, said on Tuesday. “We’re so thankful to the Surf Lodge.”
She noted that there were about 30 to 40 people at any given time waiting to get in to see the performance, and that Surf Lodge employees let them in only as capacity would allow.
Those who could not get in were also able to hear Mr. Nelson and his band from the roadside, where some people set up lawn chairs on Industrial Road.
East Hampton Town Police Chief Ed Ecker Jr. said there were no arrests attributed to the concert, and Patrick J. Gunn, the town’s public safety administrator, said no citations were issued either by the fire marshal or ordinance enforcement officers. Five police officers were on the scene to control traffic and parking, and three East Hampton Town Marine Patrol officers on Jet Skis and one Montauk Fire Department “tin boat” were on the pond to assure the safety of boaters. Town fire and code enforcement officers were also on hand.
Combined with the Surf Lodge’s security, there was “an abundance of caution” surrounding the event, said Chief Ecker, who added that Edgemere Road “stayed relatively clear for the amount of people that were there,” and considering that the Blessing of the Fleet was taking place at Montauk Harbor on the same day.
“We had really no calls other than some parking complaints on Industrial Road that we took care of,” the chief said of the Willie Nelson concert. “I think we staffed it and had a good plan along with their private security.”
Jimmy Buffett will perform at the Paradise Theater on Wednesday July 3 to celebrate the grand opening of Margaritaville Resort Casino.
"We are so happy to finally be able to announce our Jimmy Buffett performance," said Barry Regula, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Margaritaville Resort Casino. "It's been a hard one to keep under wraps!"
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 7 at 10am via Ticketmaster, with a select number of tickets available to the general public. Paradise Theater doors open at 4pm on July 3 and the show starts at 5pm.
Tickets to the performance start at around $200.
Buffet was last seen in Bossier City in February 2012, for the groundbreaking of the casino. Buffett who owns the property, along with two other Margaritaville-themed casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada and another is in Biloxi, Mississippi. The Bossier City casino will be the largest of the three.
The casino is all on one level, spread across 30,000 square feet. There will be around 1,300 slot machines and 54 table games once it is open. There will be a 400-room hotel and three restaurants. The Paradise Theater seats 900.
Construction is nearly complete on the $197 million casino and hotel resort. A mid-June opening is expected.
It's the sixth casino in the Shreveport-Bossier area and the first new facility in more than a decade.
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The song "Come Together" their rallying cry, performers at a benefit concert for victims of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing had thousands of people cheering for a city that has pulled together to overcome adversity.
Veteran rockers Aerosmith helped close the 5 ½ hour Boston Strong Concert on Thursday. After an energetic run through hits, such as "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion," they were joined on stage by 1990s boy band New Kids on the Block and other performers for the Beatles classic.
The Boston Strong Concert had residents jamming to songs from the Dropkick Murphys, Boston and other musical acts and even laughing at a joke about the capture of a bombing suspect.
The concert kicked off with the rock band Boston playing songs including its 1970s hit "More Than a Feeling."
"Tonight, we are all Boston," lead singer Tommy DeCarlo declared to a crowd of thousands of people, including victims and first responders, at the TD Garden.
"Boston got its heart broken ... but if they think they can keep us down, they can 'Dream On,' said frontman Steven Tyler before Aerosmith played their hit by that name.
The Dropkick Murphys, whose rousing rendition of "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" was a crowd favorite, were introduced by former New England Patriots player Joe Andruzzi, who was watching the April 15 marathon when the bombs went off and helped victims at the scene.
"When I looked around that day, the image that's in my mind is seeing more people run to the site than run away," Andruzzi said. "That is truly Boston Strong."
Concertgoer Harry Donovan said Boston residents weren't going to let "any violence, any hatred bring this town down."
"This city took a hit, there's no doubt, but Boston, like a lot of other cities, is resilient," said Donovan, of nearby Wellesley.
Bombing victim Jeff Bauman, who lost his legs in one of the blasts and was led from the scene in a wheelchair, also attended and smiled on a massive television screen.
As the members of NKOTB took the stage to perform, member Joey McIntyre, who had finished running in the marathon 10 minutes before the bombs went off, choked up.
"I happened to be on a bench in Copley Plaza, Copley Square," McIntyre said, "but I don't care where you were that day, because this happened to all of us."
Surprise guests Boyz II Men joined NKOTB on stage for "One Sweet Day" in tribute to those who lost their lives in the attack.
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