The 12th annual Chicken Bone Beach Jazz on the Beach Series is back on the Kennedy Plaza stage this summer. Sponsored by The Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation Inc. and the Atlantic City Free Public Library, this year's series features saxophonists, flutists, guitarists, vocalists, trumpeters and pianists such as Bootsie Barnes and Friends, Dave Valentin, Barbara Walker, Monnette Sudler, Dominick Farinacci, Tia Fuller and Helen Sung.
All concerts are from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays to Aug. 18 at Kennedy Plaza, on the Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues. For more information, call 609-441-9064 or visit chickenbonebeach.org
Here are some other upcoming free local concerts:
Noon to 3 p.m. Earth Daddy, 30th Street beach, Avalon
7:30 p.m. Sounds of Society, Centennial Park Amphitheatre, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest (bring lawn chair or blanket). 609-523-0202.
8 to 10 p.m. Seven Bridges (Eagles tribute), bandshell at Excursion Park, JFK Boulevard and Pleasure Avenue, Sea Isle City. 609-263-8687.
8 p.m. Golden Eagle Band, Rotary Bandstand, Lafayette Street off the Washington Street Mall, Cape May (bring chair). capemayrecreation.org
Noon to 3 p.m. Mango Men , 30th Street beach, Avalon
1 p.m. Gene Iannette, Frog Rock Golf & Country Club, 755 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton. 609-561-5504.
7 p.m. Jack Zawacki and Mike Crosson, Heritage Park, Route 30 and Mill Road, Absecon. 609-646-0823.
7:30 p.m. Full House, Fox Park Amphitheatre, Ocean and Burke avenues, across from Wildwoods Convention Center, Wildwood. 609-522-2444.
6:30 p.m. The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Kennedy Plaza, in front of Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City (bring chair).
7:30 to 9 p.m. Just in Time, Excursion Park, John F. Kennedy Boulevard and the Promenade, Sea Isle City. 609-263-1711.
7:30 p.m. Star Band, Centennial Park Amphitheatre, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest (bring lawn chair or blanket). 609-523-0202.
7 p.m. Ragtime, Birch Grove Park Bandstand, Burton Avenue, Northfield. (rain date July 19). 609-641-3778.
7 p.m. Chinese Theatre Works, Kennedy Plaza, on the Boardwalk between Mississippi and Georgia avenues, Atlantic City. 609-345-2269, ext. 3115.
7 to 9 p.m. 4 J's Band, Michael Debbi Park, Cedar Avenue, Buena Vista Township. 609-561-5650 or buenavistatownship.org
7:30 p.m. Twelve:01, Centennial Park Amphitheatre, Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Wildwood Crest (bring lawn chair or blanket). 609-523-0202.
7 to 9 p.m. Fire Road, Washington and Amherst avenues at the Pier, Margate.
7:30 to 9 p.m. The Party Time Trio, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 95th Street at Third Avenue, Stone Harbor (bring chair or blanket). Rain location Parish Hall. 609-368-5922.
8 p.m. Main Stage Harmony, Lou Booth Amphitheatre, Second and Ocean avenues, North Wildwood. 609-522-7722.