Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

KATE FLANNERY

DANTE HALL // 8 P.M. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, JULY 18, 19; $30, $45

WHAT TO EXPECT: Despite being best known for playing the role of “Meredith” on the hit NBC comedy “The Office,” Kate Flannery is not only a talented actress, but is also a top-notch singer as well. She was a member of the New York City-based band Mono Puff during the 1990s and was also a featured performer on Jane Lynch’s “A Swingin’ Little Christmas.” Flannery joins Dave Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra at Dante Hall for two shows on Thursday and Friday as part of the 2019 Ducktown Summer Festival.

LITTLE ANTHONY & THE IMPERIALS

GOLDEN NUGGET // 9 P.M. SATURDAY, JULY 20; $25, $35

WHAT TO EXPECT: It’s been 60 years since Little Anthony and the Imperials first emerged from Brooklyn with a classic style of doo wop and R&B. The group initially became known for the hits “Tears on My Pillow,” and “Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko Bop.” Then during the 1960s struck gold again with “I’m on the Outside (Looking In),” “Goin’ Out of My Head” and “Hurt So Bad.” Fans can look forward to hearing all of these and lots more Saturday night.

MARY J. BLIGE

HARD ROCK // 8 P.M. SATURDAY, JULY 20; SOLD OUT

WHAT TO EXPECT: Mary J. Blige, “The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” returns to Atlantic City on Saturday for a sold-out concert at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. A recent winner of a BET Lifetime Achievement Award, the singer helped to pave the way for a younger generation of female artists who combined R&B, soul and hip-hop along with street sensibilities and sophistication. A Mary J. Blige concert is known for featuring hits spanning more than 20 years along with spectacular choreography and pyrotechnics. Recent set lists have included songs such as “Family Affair,” “Real Love,” “No More Drama,” “Changes I’ve Been Going Through” “Midnight Drive” and “Just Fine.”

FOGHAT

RESORTS // 9 P.M. FRIDAY, JULY 19; $35, $45, $55

WHAT TO EXPECT: British rock band Foghat released its debut album in 1971 and immediately hit the charts with “I Just Want to Make Love to You.” The band gained momentum throughout the decade, releasing several hit albums including 1977’s double platinum “Foghat Live.” Foghat’s signature song “Slow Ride” was a hit in 1975. Original drummer Roger Earl along with longtime bassist Craig MacGregor anchor down the rhythm section of the current lineup, while singer/guitarist Charlie Huhn and lead guitarist Bryan Basett round out the group. Fans will get to hear all of the hits such as “Slow Ride,” “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” “Honey Hush,” “Drivin’ Wheel” and “Stone Blue” on Friday night.

SCOTT STAPP OF CREED

LEVOY THEATRE // 8 P.M. SATURDAY, JULY 20; $34, $39, $59

WHAT TO EXPECT: Scott Stapp rose to stardom as the lead singer for the post-grunge band Creed. The band’s debut album “My Own Prison” was a huge hit, selling over 5 million copies, and their sophomore release “Human Clay” was a blockbuster which entered the charts at No. 1 and sold over 10 million copies. Stapp’s personal life and professional career have seen plenty of highs and lows over the years, but he’s currently on the road and will come to the Levoy Theatre on Saturday night. Concertgoers can look forward to hearing Creed hits such as “Higher,” “My Sacrifice,” “My Own Prison,” “With Arms Wide Open” and “What If” along with the occasional solo composition.

GODSMACK

OCEAN CASINO RESORT // 8 P.M. SATURDAY, JULY 20; $50.50, $60.50

WHAT TO EXPECT: Formed in Massachusetts in 1995 by front man Sully Erna, Godsmack went on to great success with three consecutive number one albums (“Faceless,” “IV” and “The Oracle”). Their dark, driving sound fit right in with the post-grunge music of the time period and Godsmack quickly became touring favorites. The band has continued to make new music as well as play live and on Saturday they will perform at the Ocean Casino Resort. Recent set lists have included favorites such as “Whatever,” “Keep Away,” “Voodoo,” “Awake” and “I Stand Alone” along with more recent material such as “When Legends Rise” and “Bulletproof.”

TYLER HENRY- THE HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM

BORGATA // 9 P.M. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JULY 19, 20; $69, $89

WHAT TO EXPECT: Tyler Henry is a 22-year old clairvoyant medium from California with an apparent ability to provide specific detail-oriented accounts which have aided medical professionals and law enforcement in missing person cases. Through his workshops, lectures and readings, his goal is to aid in the grief process and provide validation and closure to people dealing with the loss of a loved one. Those who are curious can find out for themselves this weekend when Henry comes to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

SARAH SILVERMAN & FRIENDS

BORGATA // 7 P.M. SATURDAY, JULY 20; $49, $59, $69

WHAT TO EXPECT: Sarah Silverman is one of those comedians who has managed to do it all throughout her career, but has still managed to remain true to herself and her unique talents. Her satirical approach and willingness to tackle controversial subjects has always kept her on the cutting edge. Silverman is a comic’s comic who has garnered the respect of both her peers and critics. On Saturday she brings her hilarious act to the stage at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and no one who attends is likely to be disappointed.

AFL FOOTBALL: ATLANTIC CITY BLACKJACKS VS. BALTIMORE BRIGADE

BOARDWALK HALL // 4 P.M. SUNDAY, JULY 21; $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, $35, $55

WHAT TO EXPECT: As to be expected with any first year franchise, the inaugural season of the AFL’s Atlantic City Blackjacks has been challenging at times. A couple of the bright spots however were two victories over the Baltimore Brigade, and on Sunday the two teams will face off one last time in the final game of the season at Boardwalk Hall. Fans won’t want to miss the chance to cheer on the Blackjacks as they attempt to go into the offseason on a high note with a victory.

LEGENDS IN CONCERT

HARRAHS // VARIOUS TIMES AND DATES WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

WHAT TO EXPECT: Legends in Concert began in Las Vegas in the 1980s and has been running strong ever since as the world’s most successful tribute show. With a constantly revolving cast, Legends has presented tributes to hundreds of different performers in every genre from rock and pop to R&B, hip hop and soul. This current run of shows at Harrah’s features tributes to artists such as Bruno Mars, Donna Summer, George Michael, David Bowie and Aretha Franklin.

JERSEY BOYS

HARD ROCK // 2 P.M. THURSDAY, JULY 18, 8 P.M. FRIDAY, JULY 19, 3 AND 8 P.M. SATURDAY, JULY 20 AND SUNDAY, JULY 21; $39, $59, $79

WHAT TO EXPECT: What began as a Broadway sensation has now hit the road for the rest of the world to see. “Jersey Boys” tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their remarkable journey from singing on street corners to landing on the top of the pop charts and eventually landing in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Fans will get a chance to sing along to the classics “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man,” Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night).” Anyone who missed their chance to see the show on Broadway will definitely want to head to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to see “Jersey Boys.”

BEST OF BROADWAY FEATURING THE SHARPE FAMILY SINGERS

RESORTS // VARIOUS TIMES AND DATES JULY 2 THROUGH JULY 31; $25

WHAT TO EXPECT: The Sharpe Family Singers is comprised of husband and wife Ron Sharpe and Barbara Russell as well as daughter Samantha, sons Logan, Aidan and Connor. Russell and Sharpe originally met as part of the cast of Broadway’s “Les Miserables,” and the couple brings this love of the theater and its music to the “Best of Broadway” show. Concertgoers will get a chance to hear all their favorite show tunes performed to perfection by the Sharpe Family Singers.

BAND ON TOUR

TROPICANA // 7 P.M. VARIOUS DATES THROUGH AUGUST 30; $15, $25

WHAT TO EXPECT: Band on Tour offers up a tribute to some of the greatest rock bands of all time. They cover AC/DC, U2, Queen, The Eagles, Van Halen, Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi and others in a show that’s great for both adults and kids. Patrick Coiteux directs this multimedia event featuring a catwalk and technical effects designed to give concertgoers the experience of being at the ultimate rock concert.

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Freelance reporter for At The Shore/Atlantic City Insiders from 2011-2015; Editor in Chief, MainStreetMarlboro.com,2014-2015; Writer for Zagat, 2013

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