ATLANTIC CITY — Local rockers Seven Stone (guitarist Rich Fredericks, lead vocalist Jeff Bugdon, bassist Mickey Sacco and drummer Guy DeFalco) have the honor of opening for rock legend Scott Weiland (former frontman for Stone Temple Pilots, now with his solo band The Wildabouts) on Sunday, Aug. 31, at The Grand at Golden Nugget. Doors open 8pm and Steven Stone starts around 8:10pm.
“We’ll be playing our original songs as well as a couple of covers,” says Bugdon. “It should be a great night!”
As a tune-up of sorts, Seven Stone wraps up the final of many gigs this summer at Golden Nugget’s The Deck on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 30. The band will be on from 2-6pm.
ATLANTIC CITY — Global Spectrum, operators of Historic Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center, has announced it will host a free tailgate party for the Aerosmith and Slash concert on Sunday, Aug. 31, starting 4pm. The tailgate party is open to both the general public and ticket holders.
Local vendors Ducktown Tavern and Mad Dog Morgan’s will be on-site to offer fans food and beverage options, which will be available for purchase. The tailgate party will also feature the live band Motherload from 4-7pm.
Aerosmith and iconic guitarist Slash have teamed up for the “Let Rock Rule” tour that stops at Boardwalk Hall Sunday night starting 7:30pm (doors open 6:30). Tickets are $59-$195.
Click here for tickets or go to aerosmith.com for more information.
Click here to see a photo gallery of when Aerosmith performed at Revel’s Ovation Hall in November 2012.
MARGATE, N.J. — On Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 1pm, Lucy the Elephant will accept the ALS Ice Water Challenge and — with the help of the Margate City Fire Department — will have an “Elephant Sized Amount Of Water” poured on her head.
“In 2012, we lost one of our volunteers, Diane Riportella, to ALS,” said Lucy the Elephant CEO Rich Helfant. “The Ice Challenge has become a national phenomenon and if we can honor Diane’s memory, we are honored to.
“Being the World’s Largest Elephant, you can’t just pour a bucket of water on her head”, added Helfant, “[so] we are grateful to the M.C.F.D. for helping us make a splash!”
Lucy’s friend’s are invited to are invited to come by and watch.
Child Federation of Atlantic City — a nonprofit health care agency dedicated since 1916 to child health and safety — will be hosting its 36th annual fundraiser at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club on Sunday, Sept. 7. Stockton Seaview is located at 401 South New York Road in Galloway Township.
The special guest speaker/honoree for this year’s event is Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. Check-in is 11am followed by brunch at 11:45am. Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple. The ticket cost and additional donations are tax deductible. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Sunday, Aug. 31 by contacting Child Federation at (609) 272-1711 ext. 11.
The goal of Child Federation is to reach out to families who are uninsured and unable to use traditional pediatric services. In an atmosphere of caring and trust, the organization promotes the best interests of the total family, emphasizing prevention of health problems in children potentially at risk due to social and/or economic problems. This is accomplished through a wide variety of services including a well-baby clinic, preventive health services, parenting information, and appropriate medical referrals.
VENTNOR, N.J. — For centuries, art galleries have been forums for the expression of opinions, talent, intelligence and beauty. Since 1921, the Miss America Organization has provided a similar platform for young women to showcase their talent, intelligence and beauty, while empowering them to achieve their personal and professional goals.
On Sunday, Aug. 31, from 7-9pm, the Holtzman Gallery of Ventnor will bring these two worlds together on as we celebrate the return of the Miss America Pageant to Atlantic City.
The evening’s special guest will be Miss New Jersey 2014, Cierra Kaler-Jones, who will be signing autographs and posing for photos. Artist and owner David Holtzman will be unveiling a new pop-art portrait of Miss New Jersey, which he created exclusively for this occasion. Guests will enjoy wine, light fare and refreshments, and listen to live jazz by the Bob Sterling Trio who will be performing throughout the evening.
Holtzman Gallery will be donating a portion of the evening’s sales to the Miss New Jersey Education Foundation. Holtzman Gallery is located at 5301 Atlantic Avenue in Ventnor, NJ (at the corner of Little Rock & Atlantic Aves). Go here for more information.
ATLANTIC CITY — Cirque Du Soleil Varekai appears at Boardwalk Hall through Sunday, Aug. 24.
Varekai is based on the story of the Greek myth Icarus, who is given wings by his father and told not to fly to close to the sun, disobeys and flies near the sun, then drowns in the ocean when his wings melt and fall off.
In the Cirque version, instead of Icarus falling into the ocean he falls into a an enchanted forest full of mythical creatures. The show is a series of acts done by the creatures and Icarus himself, featuring baton twirlers, jugglers, contortionists, trampoline artists and more performed by an international cast of 51 artists from 18 different nationalities.
Click the video link below for a preview of Varekai.
ATLANTIC CITY — Golden Nugget’s Cal-Ital Summer Winefest returned for the third year Aug. 15-16.
The event featured Friday night’s Wine & Jazz Reception Under the Stars where guests enjoyed wines from 25 California wineries with origins from prestigious Italian-family vintners, fantastic food and live jazz on the outdoor Event Lawn.
On Saturday it was the Grand Tasting at The Grand Ballroom where guests enjoyed samples of about 120 wines and an elegant evening of live jazz and culinary delights. Carla Faccioli, one of the stars on the VH1 hit show Mob Wives, was also on hand to pour samplings of her own line of wines.
ATLANTIC CITY — The Tony Mart’s Presents Mardi Gras AC Concert Series continues tonight (Monday, Aug. 18) at Kennedy Plaza with the “Boardwalk Guitar Summit” featuring Louisiana’s blues guitar king Tab Benoit, homegrown heroes the Billy Walton Band, and Delaware’s slide guitar master Billy Pierce.
The following Monday night (Aug. 25) it’s the Royal Southern Brotherhood starring the Grammy Award-winning fiery prophet of the Neville Brothers, Cyril Neville, the incredibly talented son of Gregg Allman, Devon Allman, on lead guitar and vocals, and dynamite performer Mike Zito.
A special Sept. 8 show will close out the summer series with one of the world’s premiere blues guitarists — singer/songwriter, Coco Montoya —who actually replaced Eric Clapton in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.
MARGATE, N.J. — Lucy the Elephant is going to send 4 people to Hawaii and 4 people on a Caribbean cruise … and it could be you! The Save Lucy Committee has announced the launch of their newest fundraiser; “Pack your Trunk” Vacation raffle of a lifetime.
The grand prize for the “Pack your Trunk” raffle is a trip for 4 to Hawaii including round trip business/first airfare, deluxe hotel accommodations for 7 nights, and ground transportation. The value of the grand prize is $20,000. The second prize is a deluxe cruise for 4 to the Caribbean for 7 nights including all meals, entertainment, government taxes, and ground transportation valued at $10,000. The raffles are limited to only 1,500 tickets and are priced at $100.
The Save Lucy Committee is a nonprofit corporation fundraising in order to pay off long-term debt, make capital improvements and provide general operating support to Lucy the Elephant. The Save Lucy Committee is on a mission to restore, preserve, and interpret Lucy the Elephant for continued use in her historic capacity as a major tourist attraction, representing a unique aspect of architectural history and the history of Margate City.
To purchase a raffle to support the Save Lucy Committee, you can go directly to Lucy the Elephant at 9200 Atlantic Ave. in Margate or visit their website, LucytheElephant.org. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone by calling 609-823-6473, extension 0. A portion of raffle purchases is tax deductible under IRS guidelines.
The drawing will take place on Wednesday, December 24th at 1 pm at Lucy the Elephant in Margate. Winners need not be present for the drawing. Preferred Travel of Northfield will be administering the vacation packages.
The 7th Annual Taste of the Quarter takes place Monday, Aug. 18, 6-9pm. The event offers a taste of over 20 restaurants property wide and is open to all ages for the first time. The event benefits the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) in Atlantic County.
Taste of the Quarter welcomes families and guests of all ages. Tickets are $30. Tickets can be purchased at the IMAX Box Office, located on the third floor of The Quarter, Ticketmaster.com, via phone at 1-800-745-3000 or UWGPSNJ Atlantic County office in Galloway.
DJs from 95.1 WAYV and 100.7 WZXL will keep the party going, and look for special guest appearances from your favorite local celebrities.
“We look forward to this event every year,” said Steve Callender, General Manager for Tropicana, and 2013 United Way General Campaign Chair in Atlantic County. “All participating restaurants donate their time and resources for the event and we even invite local celebrities to help serve our guests as ‘celebrity chefs.’ It’s great to see so many people in the community pitch in for such a wonderful cause.”