ATLANTIC CITY — Hoping to break into the Guinness Book of World Records, the Black Magic Swing Band kicked off a summer concert Sunday at Brighton Park by harmonizing as they glided along the Boardwalk on rolling chairs.
The concert was the last in a summer series sponsored by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.
The band played for onlookers, including Angela Burton, of Atlantic City, who sang to the music. It was unknown Sunday night if the band, based in Egg Harbor Township, had broken a world record for playing music from the chairs.
The CRDA allocated $200,000 in May for concerts that took place throughout the summer at publicly owned or operated music venues. The move was part of the authority’s effort to create a new atmosphere of entertainment along the Boardwalk at venues such as Kennedy Plaza and Brighton Park.
The CRDA money was used to cover 30 percent of each concert’s cost, while the organizers shouldered the remaining expenses. The amount the CRDA contributed to each show had to exceed $25,000, which meant the authority was not involved in any event that didn’t cost at least $83,000 to produce.
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