Willie Nelson at Caesars

Who Is He: Ten-time Grammy Award winner Willie Nelson's career started in the 1960s, but he didn't turn into a bona-fide country and pop star until the mid-1970s. Nelson, 80, headlines tonight at Caesars Atlantic City.

What To Expect: During Nelson's show last month at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, he sang 27 songs during his set, which features a mix of originals and covers. The tunes he performed included "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die," "Whiskey for My Men, Beer for My Horses," "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" and "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground."

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Event Info: Nelson kicks off his concert 9 tonight in Circus Maximus Theater at Caesars Atlantic City. Tickets, priced at $65 and $90, are available at Caesars' box office, Ticketmaster or

Mummers in Wildwood

What Is It: The 19th annual Mummers Brigade Weekend concludes today in North Wildwood.

What To Expect: A block party will be held 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. today on Olde New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood. The Mummers Parade steps off 4:45 p.m. on Second and Olde New Jersey avenues in North Wildwood and features 10 brigades from this year's New Year's Day Parade in Philadelphia. The brigades perform without the pressure of competition. Spectators will be able to get up-close views of the beautiful costumes and intricate dance steps these performers display.

Event Info: The parade is free to attend. For additional information, call 609-374-0562 or visit


Divas Do AC, Resorts Casino Hotel, Screening Room, 10 p.m. $25. 800-322-SHOW.

Legends in Concert, Bally's, 7:30 and 10 p.m. $32.50 adults, $16.25 children. 609-340-2709.

Joe Holiday All Ages Magic Show, Tropicana, The Comedy Stop, 6:30 p.m. $20 adults, $10 children. 609-340-4020.

The Midtown Men, Harrah's, 9 p.m., $39, $49, $59. 800-2-HARRAH.


Mike Marino, $25, Borgata Comedy Club, The Music Box.

Mark Riccadonna, Steve Shaffer, Jim David, Tropicana Comedy Stop, The Quarter, must be 18 or older, 9 and 11:15 p.m. $27, $25.


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: Rea Farm (The Beanery) in West Cape May, 7:30 a.m., at parking lot; Photo birding walk, Cape May Point State Park, 7:30 a.m., meet at platform. 609-861-0700.

Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, free family nature walks, 9 a.m., Two Mile Beach Unit of Cape May NWR, Ocean Drive south of Wildwood Crest. 215-341-1044.

Cape May Point State Park, free programs include beginner's bird walk 9 a.m., live animal program 11 a.m., and nature walk 2 p.m. 609-884-2159.

The Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., harbor walk with seining, 11 a.m., $8. 609-898-8848.

Wetlands Institute, 1075 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor, salt marsh film and guided walk, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; $8 adults, $6 ages 3 to 12, includes activities. 609-368-1211.


Lighthouse International Film Festival, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., various venues in Beach Haven, schedule and tickets 609-494-7211or VisitLBIregion.com

Greek Festival, noon to 11 p.m., grounds of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, intersection of Mill Road and Ridge Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, Greek cuisine, vendors, folk dancing, games, live music, amusement rides, $1 admission, free parking. 609-653-8092 or TheGreekFestival.info

Laugh Out Loud Short Film Festival, 8 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126 North Main St., Millville, edgy adult humor, $10 each day. 856-327-6400 or Levoy.net

FunFest Weekend, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Historic Cold Spring Village, Route 9, Cape May, children's events, family activity area, demonstrations by New Jersey Blacksmith Association, live entertainment, music, $10 adults, $8 ages 3 to 12. 609-898-2300 or hcsv.org

Runway 5k & 1 Mile Fun Walk, 9 a.m., rain or shine, Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum, 500 Forrestal Road, Cape May Airport, Lower Township, registration opens 7 a.m. at entrance to Aviation Museum, air traffic temporarily closed for event, early registration recommended, proceeds benefit restoration of Historic Hangar 1. 609-886-8787 or USNASW.org or TNTEventManagement.com

Miss Artisan Pageant, 8 p.m., Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, Ocean City, live entertainment, free.

Peyton's Promise 5K Run and 2K Family Walk, 11 a.m., registration 9:30 a.m., along oceanfront Promenade at 43rd Street, Sea Isle City, $25 adults, $10 ages 5 to 12, profits donated to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for CDH research, family-friendly celebration at Springfield Inn Carousel to follow, music, food, raffles. 609-335-9442 or PeytonsPromise.com

Cruise Down Memory Lane, 5 to 10 p.m., along Landis Avenue in downtown section, Vineland, vintage and exotic cars on display, live music, DJs, live radio broadcast, food vendors. 856-794-8653 or MainStreetVineland.org


Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale, 7 p.m., St. Peter's United Methodist Church, 8th and Central Avenue, Ocean City, doors open 6:30 p.m., $10, children 12 and younger free. 609-399-2748.


"The Boyfriend," comedy thriller, 8 p.m., Surflight Theater, Engleside and Beach avenues, Beach Haven, $45. 609-492-9477 or Surflight.org

"Urinetown: The Musical," 8 p.m., Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, $25 general admission, $30 front row. 609-704-5012 or TheEagleTheatre.com

Film premier: "Don't Throw Me Away," 2 and 5 p.m., Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Ave., Atlantic City, South Jersey Theater Ensemble Co., $20 donation. 609-284-2525.


Atlantic Club Casino Hotel, 3400 Pacific Ave.: The Burger Bar, 609-340-4636 - Kirk Yano & Felix Cabrera, 9 p.m.; The Dizzy Dolphin, 609-340-4636 - Steve Schurtz Duo, 4 p.m.; Cat London Trio, 8 p.m.

Bally's Atlantic City, Park Place and Boardwalk: Blue Martini, 609-340-2000 - Latin Night, 10 p.m.; The Lobby Bar, 609-340-2000 - Brian and Mindy, 10 p.m.; The Mountain Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Cool Jon Sprang, 9 p.m.; Vixens, 10 p.m.; Bally's Beach Bar, 609-340-2000 - DJ Patrice McBride, 1 p.m.; Daddy Pop, 2 p.m.; Lost in Paris, 7 p.m.; DJ Chris Rivera, 8 p.m.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, 1 Borgata Way: Gypsy Bar, 609-317-1000 - Big Bang Baby, 7 p.m.; The Benjamins, 11 p.m.; MIXX, 609-317-1000 - DJ Riz, 10 p.m.; mur.mur, 609-317-1000 - DJ Ruckus, 10 p.m.

Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.: 21 Sports Bar, 609-345-3875 - DJ n9ne, 10 p.m.; Toga Bar, 609-348-4411 - DJ Patrice McBride, 9 p.m.; Toga Dancers, 10 p.m.

Golden Nugget, Huron Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard: Rush Lounge, 800-777-8477 - Richie Balin, 6 p.m.; Digital Getdown, 10 p.m.; The Deck, 800-777-8477 - Route 9, 2:30 p.m.; Seven Stone, 8 p.m.

Harrah's Resort, 777 Harrah's Blvd.: Eden Lounge, 609-441-5165 - Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns, 9:15 p.m.; The Pool After Dark, 609-441-5165 - Drake Bell, Music by Eddie Edge; Xhibition Bar, 800-242-7724 - DJ Iron Mike, 10 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.; DJ K Styles, 12:30 a.m.

Resorts Casino Hotel, 1133 Boardwalk: LandShark Bar & Grill, 609-431-4100 - Jessica Kartalis, 2 p.m.; Ben Clayton, 5:30 p.m.; Margaritaville, 609- 431-4100 - 2-Stilts, 6 p.m.; Amberlamps, 10 p.m.; 25 Hours, 800-336-6378 - Blanche, 2 to 7:30 p.m.; ProBar, 800-336-6378 - Music Videos, 8 p.m.; DJ, 10 p.m.; Gogo Boys, 11 p.m.

Revel, 500 Boardwalk: Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub, 609-225-9898 - DJs, Classic Burlesque 11:30 p.m. and 1 a.m.; Rock 'n Roll Burlesque 2 a.m.; HQ Nightclub, 855-348-0500 - Michael Woods, 10 p.m.; HQ Beach Club, 855-348-0500 - Roger Sanchez, 10 a.m.

Showboat Casino-Hotel, 801 Boardwalk: House of Blues Party Pit, 609-343-4000 - DJ Aiden Scott, 8 p.m.; Crazy in Stereo and Dancers, 10 p.m.; Foundation Room, 609-343-4000 - Vito G.

Tropicana Casino and Resort, 2831 Boardwalk: Anthem, 609-576-5206 - DJ B-Easy, DJ Hook and DJ Luap and D-Sharp; Boogie Nights, 888-940-7080 - '70s and '80s Dance Party, 10 p.m.; Providence, The Quarter, 609-345-7800 - DJ Roctakon, 10 p.m.; Ri-Ra, The Quarter, 609-348-8600 - Danger Mouse, 11 p.m.; Rumba Lounge, The Quarter, 609-340-4000 - Dancers, 10 p.m.; Cuba Libre, The Quarter, 609-348-6700 - Late Night Latin Floorshow, 11 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and midnight; Firewaters, 609-344-6699 - DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m.; Tango's Lounge, 609-345-7800 - Jynx, 3 p.m.; Johnny & Sherena, 7 p.m.; DJ Ralph D'Amelio, 11 p.m.; Planet Rose Karaoke Lounge, The Quarter, 609-344-6565 - Karaoke, 8 p.m.

Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, 1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue: Ego, 609-449-5138 - DJ Leverage; Casbah, 609-449-5138 - DJ Eddie Edge & DJ Carm, 10 p.m.; The Lounge at Robert's Steakhouse, 855-500-ROBERTS - Late Night Happy Hour featuring live entertainment and drink specials, 9 p.m. to close.

Trump Plaza Casino Resort, Trump Plaza Beach Bar, 609-449-5138 - DJ, 3 p.m.; DJ Image, 8 p.m.

Atlantic City

Bungalow Lounge & Restaurant, California Avenue and the Boardwalk - DJ Luap, noon 6 p.m.; DJ Funky 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The Chelsea, Chelsea Hotel, 111 S. Chelsea Ave., 609-428 4544 - DJ, 10 p.m.

Le Grand Fromage, 25 Gordon's Alley, 609-347-2743 - The Secondside.

Kelsey's, 1545 Pacific Ave., 609-344-2200 - Eddie Morgan Trio.

Tun Tavern, 2 Convention Blvd., 609-347-7800 - Williw Williams, 8 p.m.


Jack's Place, 3601 Ocean Drive, 609-967-5001 - For WhoFor What, 9 p.m.

The Princeton, 2008 Dune Drive, 609-725-8681 - The Tall Boys, Lifespeed and DJ.

The Windrift, 80th Street and the Beach, 609-368-5175 - Jim Bannach, Mike LaGuardia, Patrick Stoner, Split Decision.


St. George's Pub, 4282 Harbor Beach Blvd. 609-266-1001 - Mike Maggio.

Cape May

Boiler Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - The Dane Anthony Band, 9 p.m.

Brown Room, Congress Hall, 200 Congress Place, 609-884-8421 - Darin MacDonald, 8 p.m.

Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, Beach and Decatur avenues, 609-884-4800 - Five Second High, 10 p.m.

Ebbitt Room, The Virginia Hotel, 25 Jackson St., 609-884-5700 - Paul Sottile, 6:30 p.m.

The Rusty Nail, Beach Shack, 205 Beach Ave., 609-884-0017 - Tribeca Grand - Endless Summer Party, The Dane Anthony Band, 9 p.m.

The Merion Inn, 106 Decatur St. at Columbia Avenue, 609-884-8363 - Rich Siegel, piano/vocals, 5:30 p.m.

The Ugly Mug, 462 Washington St., 609-884-3459 - Live music, 10 p.m.

Galloway Township

Bulldog's Bar and Grill, 743 White Horse Pike, 609-965-4433 - DJ Dance Party, 10 p.m.

JD's Pub and Grille, 45 S. New York Road, 609-404-9000 - Live music, 9 p.m.

Ram's Head Inn, 9 W. White Horse Pike, 609-652-1700 - John Arnett plays Piano, 4 p.m.

The Smithville Inn, 1 N. New York Road, Smithville, 609-652-7777 - Lenny Mitchell, 6 p.m.

Pitney Pub, 200 S. Pitney Road, 609-241-8906 - Live music.


DiDonato's Bowling Center and Cocktail Lounge, 1151 White Horse Pike, 609-561-3040 - Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Long Beach Island

Nardi's Tavern, 118th Street & The Boulevard, Haven Beach, 609-492-9538 - Joey Arminio Band, Men of Horses, 10 p.m.

The Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club, 10 S. Atlantic Ave., Beach Haven, 609-492-4611 - Abandoned, 10 p.m.


Sofia, 9314 Amherst Ave., 609-822-9111 - Live music and piano, 7 p.m.

Steve and Cookie's By the Bay, Amherst Avenue, 609-823-1163 - Joe Mancini, 7 p.m.

Tomatoe's, 9300 Amherst Ave., 609-822-7535 - DJ Steve O.

Mays Landing

The Dockside Grille, The Inn at Sugar Hill, 5704 Mays Landing Road, 609-625-2226 - Local musicians Rock The Dock, 6 p.m.

Testa's Good Guys Pub, 5698 Somers Point-Mays Landing Road, 609-625-1926 - DJ, 10 p.m.

Watering Hole Cafe, 6494 Weymouth Road, 609-625-9300 - Excessive Rubbing, 9 p.m.


Bogart's Books, 210 N. High St., 856-327-3714 - Patty Lax, 7 p.m.

Old Oar House Irish Pub, 123 N. High St., 856-293-1200 - Rob Huntley, 9 p.m.

North Wildwood

Flip Flopz Beach Bar and Grill, 300 Olde New Jersey Ave., 609-522-3350 - DJ entertainment, 9 p.m.

Keenan's Irish Pub, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., 609-729-3344 - Touche, 6 p.m.

Westy's Irish Pub, 101 E. Walnut Ave., 609-522-4991 - Karma, 6 p.m.


The Rail, Route 40 and Cedar Avenue, 856-697-RAIL - Battle of the Bands hosted by Quinto.

Sea Isle City

The Ocean Drive, 40th Street and Landis Avenue, 609-263-1000 - No Shower Happy Hour, Total White Out and Crazy in Stereo, Night- Burnt Sienna and DJ Freezie.

Shenanigans, 3815 Landis Ave., 609-263-3900 - DJ Ernesto.

Springfield Inn, 43rd Street and Pleasure Avenue, 609-263-4951 - Peyton's Promise event, on the Deck: Danger Mouse Inside Jam: The Juliano Brothers.

Somers Point

800 Bay by Philippe, 800 Bay Ave., 609-926-3500 - Jazz with Shawn Ashley, 8 p.m.

Clancy's By the Bay, 101 East Maryland Ave., 609-927-6969 - DJ Nick Teti, 9 p.m.

The Crab Trap, 2 Broadway, 609-927-7377 - Just in Time.

Gregory's Restaurant, 900 Shore Road, 609-927-6665 - DJ Ralph, 10 p.m.

Sandi Pointe Coastal Bistro, 908 Shore Road, 609-927-2759 - Lew London and Bob Mower.

Upper Township

The Deauville Inn, 201 Willard Rd. Strathmere, 609-263-2080 - Lew London & Terri Shower, 1 p.m.

Tuckahoe Inn, Route 9, Tuckahoe, 609-390-3322 - Melanie & Tony, 6 p.m.

Yesterday's Tavern, 316 Roosevelt Blvd., 609-390-1757 - Live music, 9:30 p.m.


Luna's Outdoor Grill at Merighi's Savoy Inn, 4940 Landis Ave., 856-691-8051 - Live entertainment, 8 p.m.


Cattle 'n Clover, 3817 Pacific Ave., 609-522-3800 - Red Tape Rewind.

Shamrock Cafe, 3700 Pacific Ave., 609-522-7552 - Pong Tournament Pong Tournament with $100 Cash Prize.

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