Phish in A.C.
Who Are They: The jam band Phish will be making its first appearance in Atlantic City in two years when its plays three shows tonight through Sunday outdoors at Bader Field in Atlantic City.
What To Expect: Phish consists of guitarist and lead singer Trey Anastasio, drummer Jon Fishman, bassist Mike Gordon and keyboardist Page McConnell. The group played on June 10 at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee. Its set list included the songs "Sample in a Jar," "Backwards Down the Number Line," "Down with Disease," "The Moma Dance," "Chalk Dust Torture," "Show of Life," "Character Zero" and "Tweezer."
Event Info: The shows tonight through Sunday each start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. at Bader Field. Tickets are $60 until noon of each show day, and $70 thereafter, or $150 for all three days until noon today, and $170 thereafter. They are available via baderfield2012.phish.com or pressofatlanticcity.com/tickets.
Sugarland in Revel
Who Are They: The Atlanta-based country music duo Sugarland consists singer-songwriter Jennifer Nettles on lead vocals and Kristian Bush on lead and background vocals, mandolin, acoustic guitar and harmonica. Sugarland perform tonight at Revel in Atlantic City.
What To Expect: Sugarland, the current top vocal duo for both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, performed a concert last month. Its set list included the songs "Stuck Like Glue," "Fall Into Me," "What I Give," "Incredible Machine," "Find The Beat Again," "Wide Open," "Everyday America," "It Happens," "Little Miss," "Something More" and "Baby Girl."
Event Info: The country duo entertains at 9 tonight in Ovation Hall at Revel. Tickets, priced at $65, $75 and $95, are available at Revel's box office or pressofatlanticcity.com/tickets.
Harbor Fest in Cape May
What Is It: Now in its fifth year, Harbor Fest has grown into a weekend full of events for all ages stretching from today through Sunday.
What To Expect: The Blessing of the Waters will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at Cape May Fisherman's Memorial, Missouri Avenue and Cape May Harbor. The weekend combines all the fun of a typical street festival with a full schedule of environmental events. A harbor history tour, a salt marsh tour and birding on the Nature Center observation desk are mixed with informational classes like "Blooms, Bees and Beach Plums."
Event Info: Cape May Harbor Fest is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 tonight, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday on Delaware Avenue. A full schedule of events is available at capemayharborfest.com
Drama in Hammonton
What Is It: The classic American drama, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," starts today at the Eagle Theatre in Hammonton.
What To Expect: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" is a play adapted from the 1962 Ken Kesey novel. It tells the story of Randle McMurphy, who cons his way into a mental institution to avoid prison time. The play is similar to the 1975 film starring Jack Nicholson. The play is directed by Ted Wioncek III, who is the co-artistic director of the Eagle Theatre.
Event Info: The play will be performed at 8 p.m. tonight, Saturday, June 21 to 23 and 28 to 30 and 3 p.m. Sunday and June 24 at the Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton. General admission tickets are $22 plus fees. For tickets, visit theeagletheatre.com or call 609-704-5012.
Lionel Young Band in Somers Point
Who They Are: The violin meets the blues whenever the Lionel Young Band performs. The winners of the 2008 International Blues Challenge for solo performer, Young has won many other awards and has even performed with chamger orchestra.
What To Expect: Young has played with everyone from Count Basie to Jimmy Paige to Dic Severenson, Young has the musical chops to promise an evening of interesting and eclectic music. The show is the kickoff concert for the 20th annivesary season of the Somers Point Beach Concert series. This year's schedule features 14 shows and 16 groups of performers.
If You Go: The concert begins at 7 p.m. at William Morrow Municipal Beach, between Higbee and New Jersey avenues on the bay. Admission is free. Bring a blanket or chair. For more information, visit, somerspointbeachconcerts.com
Kozak the Magician, Tropicana, Comedy Stop, 6:15 p.m., dinner seating 5:15 p.m., $20 show only, $30 dinner and show, mature PG-14 material. 609-348-0920.
"Believe - Divas In a Man's World," Resorts Casino Hotel, Screening Room, 10 p.m. $25. 800-322-SHOW.
Legends in Concert, Bally's, Palace Theater, 8 p.m. $32.50. 609-340-2709.
Steven Sorrentino - Voices in My Head, Tropicana, Showroom, 9 p.m. $25. 609-340-4020.
"Identity: An Exhibition of You," Franklin Institute traveling exhibit, Trump Plaza's East Tower, noon to 7 p.m., $12 adults, $8 ages 12 and younger. 609-441-6000.
Wanda Sykes, Borgata, Music Box, 9 p.m. $55, $59.50. 609-677-1000.
Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat 41 Championship MMA, Tropicana, Showroom, 8:30 p.m. $40, $60, $75, $125. 609-340-4020.
Phish, Bader Field, 7 p.m. $60, $150 for three-day pass.
Moody McCarthy, Joe Delion and Steve Shaffer, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 and 11:15 p.m., $20, $27.
N.J. Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory, Research & Education Center, 600 Route 47, Middle Township, and Northwood Center on Lily Lake, Cape May Point, birding trip, $10 show and go: Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge, 6:30 p.m., meet at lot, Sunset Boulevard. 609-861-0700.
Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, guided birding and nature walks, 8 to 10 a.m., start at visitor center, off Route 9, Oceanville in Galloway Township; presentation by Lee Ireland, author of "Place Names of the Jersey Shore," 7 p.m., headquarters building. 609-652-1665, ext. 21.
Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, salt-marsh safaris 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.; live animal program 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., $4 adults, $3 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.
Miss New Jersey Pageant, 7:30 p.m., preliminary, Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, $35, 3-night package $100. 856-424-3564 or 609-315-1423.
Art Auction and Fundraising Reception, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May, hors d'oeuvers, refreshments, proceeds benefit Randy Payne Fund. 609-602-7634.
7th Annual Dickie Doo Golf Tournament, 11:45 a.m. registration and lunch, 1 p.m. start, Avalon Country Club, 1510 S. Route 9, Cape May Court House, benefits Children's Fresh Air Home in North Wildwood, $125. 609-522-2716.
Farmers Market, 5 to 8 p.m., along Central Avenue, downtown section, Hammonton, opening night health fair, vendors, produce, live entertainment, art exhibits from Hammonton Art Center, 609-567-9014 or www.hammontonfarmersmarket.org
Sky shows, "Kaluoka'hina: The Enchanted Reef," 7 p.m., ages 10 and younger, "Exploring the Spring Sky," 8:15 p.m., ages 10 and older, Robert J. Novins Planetarium, Ocean County College, main campus, College Drive, Toms River, each show $10 adults, $8 seniors, $7 children, $35 family pack (two adults/three children). 732-255-0400, ext. 2111 or www.ocean.edu/planet.htm
Lionel Young Band, beach concert series, 7 p.m., William Morrow Municipal Beach, between Higbee and New Jersey avenues on the bay, Somers Point, free, bring blanket or chair, www.somerspointbeachconcerts.com
Evening of Patriotic Music of John Philip Sousa, 5 to 7 p.m., Third Fridays Concert Series, Fishing Creek School grounds, Bayshore Road and Arizona Avenue, Villas, free, picnic fare available.
"All I Ask of You – A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber," 2 and 8 p.m., Surflight Theatre, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $36-$54. 609-492-9477 or surflight.org
"Uncle Jacques' Symphony," 8 p.m., Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets, Cape May, $35 adults, $30 seniors, $15 students. 609-884-1341 or capemaystage.org
"Ruth Draper's Company of Characters," 8:30 p.m., East Lynne Theater Company, First Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St., Cape May, $30 adults, $25 seniors, $15 students, free age 12 and younger. 609-884-5898 or eastlynnetheater.org
"1912," drama, dinner theater, 7:15 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. performance, followed by dessert and meet and greet with cast, Old Grange Restaurant with Cape Island Theatre Company, Historic Cold Spring Village, Route 9, Cape May, $37 adults, $30 age 12 and younger, dessert only shows $27 adults, $22 children. 609-408-6595 or capeislandtheatre.com
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," drama, 8 p.m., Collaborative Stage Productions, Eagle Theater, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $22. 609-704-5012.
"It Had To Be You," comedy, 8 p.m., Ocean City Repertory Theater, 813 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, $15. 609-457-6686 or ocrep.org; dinner and show Nonna's Trattoria and Pizzeria, $30, 609-840-6440.
Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Beach Bar, 609-340-4636 - Black Horse, 5 p.m.; The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Nathaniel Peterson, 9 p.m.; The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Please Please Me, 10 p.m.
Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Blue Martini, 609-340-2000 - DJ Frank A, 11 p.m.; The Mountain Bar, 609-340-2000 -DJ K Spins, 9 p.m., Shorty the Sheriff and the Vixens, 10 p.m.;
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - Steamroller Picnic, 7 p.m., Peat Moss & The Fertilizers, 11 p.m.
Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: 21 Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ, 9 p.m.; Toga Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ Patrice McBride and Toga Dancers, 10 p.m.
Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Live Bar, 800-777-8477 - No Pressure, 10 p.m.; Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Joe & Daryl, 6 p.m., Threes A Crowd, 10 p.m.; The Deck, 800-777-8477 - Big Bang Baby, 8 p.m.
Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - Don't Call Me Francis, 8:15 p.m., Jumper, 12 a.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Friday Night Live ft. DJ Earwaxxx & DJ Johnny B, Live Performance by Neon Hitch, 10 p.m.
Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: 25 Hours, 800-336-6378 - Blanche, 4p.m. Sherrie Gold, 9:40 p.m.; ProBar, 800-336-6378 - Music Videos, 8 p.m., DJ Zathan, 10 p.m., Gogo Boys, 11 p.m.; Whiskey Bar, 800-336-6378 - Kelly LaVigna, 9 p.m.
Revel, 500 Boardwalk: The Social, 609-572-6488 - Element K, 8 p.m., Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, 12 a.m.
Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Sonatra, 9 p.m., Burnt Sienna and Dancers, 10 p.m.
Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Anthem, 609-576-5206 - DJ Luap and DJ B Easy, 10 p.m.; Boogie Nights, 888-940-7080 - Pretty Poison perform their smash hit songs "Catch Me (I'm Falling)" and "Nighttime!," 10 p.m.; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - Mr. Mauricio, 10 p.m.; Ri-Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - DJ TNE Wild Man Mike, 11 p.m.; Tango's Lounge, 609-345-7800 - Faith, 7 p.m., DJ Ralph D'Amelio, 11 p.m.
Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue: Trump Plaza Beach Bar, 609-449-5138 - DJ Eric Apelt, 4 p.m., Higher Nebulea, 8 p.m.
Bobby Dee's Rock'n Chair Restaurant, 2409 Dune Drive, 609-967-3300 - DJ Frank, 9 p.m.
Fuze Restaurant, Third Avenue and 79th Street, 609-368-1919 - Music Magic, 7 p.m.
Jake's Place, 3601 Ocean Drive, 609-967-5001 - Stellar Mojo, 9 p.m.
The Princeton, 2008 Dune Drive, 215-725-8681 - The Rockets and The Insiders, 10 p.m.
The Windrift, 80th Street and the beach, 609-368-5175 - Darin MacDonald, 6 p.m.
St. George's Pub, 4282 Harbor Beach Blvd. 609-266-1001 - Brian Smallwood, 7 p.m.
Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 29 Perry St., 609-884-6507 - Frank Bey, 9 p.m.
Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Hall, 888-944-1816 - Beth Tinnon, 8 p.m.
Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, Beach and Decatur avenues, 609-884-4800 - Eric & Coop, 4:30 p.m., Sleeveless Hearts, 10 p.m.
Ebbitt Room, Congress Hall, 251 Beach Ave., 609-884-8421 - Paul Sottile, 6:30 p.m.
The Rusty Nail, Congress Hall, Washington Street Mall, 609-884-8421 - Carl Behrens, 4:30 p.m., Tru Bruddahs, 9 p.m.
Mad Batter, 19 Jackson St., 609-884-5970 - Gordon Vincent, 7 p.m.
The Pilot House, 142 Decatur Street on the Washington Street Mall, Cape May, 609-884-3449 - Karaoke hosted by Barry, 8 p.m.
SeaSalt, Ocean Club, 1035 Beach Ave., 609-884-7000 - Jumper, 9 p.m.
Caffrey's Tavern Steakhouse, 440 Route 9 South, 609-693-6613 - XOL Azula Band, 9 p.m.
Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, Amherst Ave., 609-823-1163 - Lew London and Chris Sooy, 7 p.m.
The Dockside Grille, The Inn at Sugar Hill, 5704 Mays Landing Road, 609-625-2226 - Local musicians Rock The Dock 6 p.m.
Watering Hole Cafe, 6494 Weymouth Road, 609-625-9300 - Motherload, 9:30 p.m.
Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Gypsy Jazz Band, 7 p.m.
Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - Kids Don't Bounce, 9 p.m.
Coconut Cove, 400 West Spruce St., 609-522-7600 - Brain and the Coconutz, 6 p.m.
Keenan's Irish Pub, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., 609-729-3344 - Double Trouble, 5 p.m., Big House Band, 6 p.m.
Sea Isle City
Dead Dog Saloon, 39th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-7600 - Frankie Cervantes, 9 p.m.
La Costa Lounge, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-3756 - Slamm Trio, 5 p.m., The Benderz, 10:30 p.m.
The Ocean Drive, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-1000 - Stellar Mojo Duo, 5 p.m., Lost in Paris and DJ Tommy B, 9 p.m.
Shenanigans, 3815 Landis Ave., 609-263-3900 - DJ Kyle, 9 p.m.
Springfield Inn, 43rd Street and Pleasure Avenue, 609-263-4951 - Goodman Fiske Duo, 4 p.m., Bare Knuckle Boxers & DJ Brother Mike, 10 p.m.
800 Bay Restaurant and Bar, 800 Bay Ave., 609-926-3500 - Shaun Ashley, 7 p.m.
Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 - Jack & Yvonne, 7 p.m.
Levari's Seafood and American Grill, Route 50 and Tuckahoe Road, Petersburg, 609-628-2225 - Who Dat, 7 p.m.
Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - The Mighty Parrot Band, 7 p.m.
Good Night Irene's Brew Pub, 2708 Pacific Ave. 609-729-3861 - Justin Steere, 5 p.m., DVDJ Mollo, 10 p.m.