These Summer Concerts Promise To Strike The Right Chord In Atlantic City

Written By Stephanie Loder on July 11, 2023
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Atlantic City in summer 2023 means bands, with concerts on the beach and at resort casinos just about every day through the Labor Day weekend.

The first day of summer officially began June 21, so that’s three months of music, bands and concerts happening in Atlantic City until Sept. 23.

What could be more fun than the beach, Atlantic City casinos and the best music anywhere?

Let’s take a look at what you can expect this summer in New Jersey.

Plenty of concerts around Atlantic City in 2023

TidalWave Music Festival kicks off Aug. 11- 13 on the Atlantic City beach with headliners Thomas Rhett, Hason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, and Cole Swindell.

Visitors can purchase one-day and three-day passes, general admission or VIP by visiting

With more than 30 artists performing, the music kicks off at 1 p.m. daily and continues until 11 p.m.
The tour includes a wide variety of performers, highlighted by:

Thomas RhettMitchell TenpennyDee Jay SilverGeorge Birge
Jason AldeanLindsay EllMadeline EdwardsAaron Raitiere
Brooks & DunnNate SmithMegan MoroneyJohn Morgan
Jelly RollHailey WhittersPillbox PattiLauren Watkins
Dustin LynchPriscilla BlockJake WorthingtonMackenzie Carpenter
Randy HouserLily RoseBen BurgessPeytan Porter
Dylan ScottCorey KentChase McDanielDylan Marlowe
Jo Dee MessinaCooper AlanMacKenzie PorterRay Wylie Hubbard

TidalWave helping raise ocean conservation awareness

TidalWave held its successful inaugural event in August 2022. Set up in collaboration with the Rock The Ocean Foundation, the festival aims to raise awareness of ocean conservation.

The Rock The Ocean Foundation, in partnership with the Tortuga Festival, is a 501(c)3 non-profit that focuses on 5 core values: turtle conservation, shark conservation, coral reef degradation, overfishing and marine pollution.

With the help of festival fans, the festival has raised over $2,000,000. These funds have gone to over 60 partners in ocean conservation, five universities and sponsored research in the United States, Bahamas and Asia.

Believe it or not, plenty more shows around AC

Want more concerts at different venues? Atlantic City offers music on the beach, alongside the historic Atlantic City Boardwalk, and in house at various casinos throughout the city.

There are a lot of big names coming to Atlantic City casinos. They include, among others:

  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Chaka Chan
  • Duran Duran
  • Air Supply
  • Beach Boys
  • Boys II Men
  • Diana Ross
  • Donny Osmond

We’ve compiled a list of bands and singers scheduled to appear in Atlantic City through the end of September below.

Hard Rock Atlantic City

Diana Ross appeared June 24 at the Etess Arena, setting the stage for Peter Frampton on July 16, Santana on July 19 and Kool & The Gang on July 21.

Donny Osmond will appear July 30 at the Etess Arena.

Dan + Shay, a country duo will perform at the Etess Arena on Aug. 4. Fans can expect to hear many of their hit songs, such as “Tequila,” “Glad You Exist” and “Speechless.”

Machine Gun Kelly appears Sept. 9. The rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor just released his new single entitled Pressure.

Chaka Khan and The Family Stone are set to perform on Aug. 24. Fans can hear her biggest hits, such as “Through the Fire” and “Like Sugar.”

Rick Springfield will go on Aug. 12, and the Hooters with Paul Young and Tommy Tutone will be joining Springfield on tour.

Keith Urban plays Sept. 1-2, followed by the Zac Brown Band on Sept. 15.

Other concerts at Atlantic City casinos

Counting Crows appears July 22 at Borgata Atlantic City before making way for the Goo Goo Dolls on Aug 11. Moe. then has a two-night stand Aug. 4-5 at the Music Box. It’s moe.’s first visit to Atlantic City since February 2020.

Herman’s Hermits has a July 29 date at Golden Nugget Atlantic City. On Aug. 19, The Righteous Brothers take the stage, followed on Sept. 23 by The Guess Who.

Make your way over to Caesars Atlantic City for Ambrosia on Aug. 5, followed by John Fogerty (Aug. 18) and The Beach Boys (Sept. 15).

Ocean Casino Resort has a lineup featuring the likes of Air Supply (Aug. 4), the Happy Together Tour featuring the Turtles, Little Anthony, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap and the Vogues (July 28). After that, Trombone Shorty will perform on Aug. 25, followed by The Atlantic City Jazz Fest on Sept. 16 and Duran Duran on Sept. 23.

Ricky Smiley is slated to perform at Harrah’s Atlantic City.

Finally, Tropicana Atlantic City will host The Spinners on Sept. 28.

Can’t get to AC casinos? Have no fear

If you can’t get to the beach or casinos during the summer, there are still plenty of acts to catch after Labor Day in Atlantic City.

Foreigner is playing two shows in Atlantic City, both at Hard Rock’s Etess Arena on Oct. 27-28.

Tickets for all casino shows are available online through Ticketmaster.

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Stephanie Loder is a freelance writer. She has worked as a breaking news reporter, copyeditor, and Metro Editor for Gannett/USAToday in New Jersey and North Carolina.

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