Your Atlantic City Memorial Day Weekend Preview Plus 8 Questions With Alien Ant Farm

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Memorial Day Weekend in Atlantic City is pretty much the best time ever. There’s nothing like kicking off the start of summer at the Jersey Shore. All you funsters are sure to be on overload because there’s just so much going on. Glitz. Glam. Alcohol. Music. Celebs. Good eats. And the list goes on.

We decided that we would help out and breakdown this upcoming weekend for you if you’re into planning where you get your buzz on your holiday weekend whereabouts.

Chika, chika, chicka, break it down, break it down.

(We may or may not have just done the robot right there).

Moving on.


Friday – 5/25


GARBAGE at House of Blues

9:00 p.m.


For the first time in seven years (or one dog year, however you prefer to base your metrics), GARBAGE (Shirley Manson, Butch Vig, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker) is back! The band will make a special stop at HOB at Showboat to celebrate the release of their newest collection of tunes, Not Your Kind Of People, released on May 15th via their own label. Don’t miss this highly anticipated gig!  Get your tix for Garbage here.


LUCIANA at The Pool After Dark

10:00 p.m.


Get your Memorial Day weekend started off right with a bouncy Brit! It’s Friday Night Live with Luciana. She’s Still Hot AND She Likes It. We wonder if she’ll stick Betty White in her back pocket to bring with. Or the beefcakes….or the cheesecake…whatever the case, that’s a lot of hot. Plus DJ Hollywood. Plus Beatclan. Extra hot. Starts at $10 to enter.




8:00 p.m. (Friday & Sunday), 7:30 & 10:00 p.m (Saturday)

Legends In Concert

Our new summertime cast of Legends In Concert will take the stage for first time tonight at Bally’s AC! Check out our blog post from yesterday to learn more about this incredible show!



12:00 p.m. with a performance by THE WAILERS at 9:00 p.m.

Sammys Beach Bar 

Sammy’s Beach Bar, our proud Sammy Hagar establishment here at Bally’s Atlantic City officially opens its doors for the summer season at 12:00 noon today and will be open seven days a week from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Sammy Hagar is a man of many talents. If being a rockstar and owning the coolest beach bar in Atlantic City isn’t enough, Beach Bar go-ers will also now able to wash down some Wabo Wings and Burgers with Sammy Hagar’s Beach Bar Rum.

Be sure to get your drink on tonight around 9 and catch a performance by the popular reggae band, The Wailers. No Woman No Cry! There’s a party going on tonight!


 Saturday – 5/26



12:00 p.m.

Worship Surf Bar

Worship Surf Bar set up shop at Showboat Atlantic City back in April on Delaware Avenue Beach at the Boardwalk and States Avenue where surfer boys and girls are known to catch many a wave. Starting at lunchtime on Saturday, you don’t have to wander far from your surfboard to down a cold one or refuel that body. When it’s time for summer, it’s time for beach service at Worship! Enjoy!


PAUL ANKA at Harrah’s

9:00 p.m.

Paul Anka 

Ladies, lock up your mamas cause Paul Anka’s in town! (Don’t really, let them come to the show). Spend your Saturday with Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and listen to this legendary crooner belt out hits like “Diana” and “Lonely Boy”. Should be a timeless night enjoyed by all. Tickets range from $65.00 to $120.00. Get them here before it’s too late!


CHRISTINA MILIAN at The Pool After Dark

9:00 p.m.

Christina Milian

She’s going from P.M. to A.M. this time. Recording artist and recent Social Media Correspondent (we hope she doesn’t try to take our job, eeeeek) for NBC’s The Voice, Christina Milian, will be rocking The Pool on Saturday night till the wee hours of Sunday morning. Come rock out with our fellow Jersey girl, DJ Hollywood and The Beatclan on this Epic Saturday. Pricing starts at $25.


Sunday – 5/27



3:00 p.m.

Kim Kardashian

Daydream Memorial Day Sunday is going down at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort. Music from today’s hottest DJs including Victor Calderone, Nicky Romero and Vito G will start bumping on the ones and twos beginning at 3 p.m. The bombshell guest of honor, Kim Kardashian, will play host for the night. We wonder if Kanye West will tag along too. Hopefully there will be no mic swiping at this event! Hightail it to The Pool on Sunday for an early start and some beautiful scenery. Clicky clicky for tickets.


NEW EDITION at Boardwalk Hall

8:00 p.m.

New Edition

The o.g. of boybands, New Edition, will hit Boardwalk Hall on Sunday night for their 30th Anniversary Tour. Yowza! All six guys – Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ricky Bel, Mike Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant will be there to blast out oldies but goodies like “Candy Girl” and “Can You Stand In The Rain”. And don’t fret. Popular solo jams like “My Perrogative” and “Poison” will be heard too. Guess who the special guest is. El Debarge. We know. Tix range from $46 to $127.


COLLECTIVE SOUL at Harrah’s Resort

8:00 p.m.

Collective Soul

Collect yourselves and come see rockers Collective Soul at Harrah’s! These dudes are responsible for incredible tracks like “Shine”, “December”, “Better Now” and most recently, “Tremble for My Beloved” from Twilight.

Enjoy a little preview:


We hope they partake in a card game or two in AC this weekend as well. Tickets are 35 to 55 bucks. Get ‘em while they’re hot!


ALIEN ANT FARM at the HOB Party Pit at Showboat

11:00 p.m.

Alien Ant Farm

Enjoy a FREE show this Memorial Day weekend from some of our fave alternative rock boys, Alien Ant Farm at the HOB Party Pit. Lead vocalist Dryden Mitchell was cool enough to sit down with us and answer a couple questions. Check it out below. (Female fans: pay EXTRA special attention).

TAC:  First off, give us the dirt on your new album to be released this year!

Dryden: This record is gonna be sick! We have never written so many songs for a record. With over 40 songs, It’s gonna be hard to narrow down. Pop, Rock, Mental Metal. It’ll all be in there. I suggest you wear 2 pairs of undies on first listen.

TAC: Um, wow. (Making a mental note). So what new music have you been listening to in the past couple years that has influenced your sound on the new album?

Dryden: Me personally, Howard Stern! I Can’t speak for the rest of the band. Santigold, perhaps. Kid Cudi. 

TAC: Howard Stern LOLz. Do you prefer performing live or recording in the studio?

Dryden: There are pros to both. They are so differently amazing. The studio is great because I love the feeling of what the song might become. 

TAC: In this Revolver Magazine article you say you will be giving out naked hugs in 2012. Have you given any out yet? What do your fans in Atlantic City have to do to get one?

Dryden: Ha! I will only hug the willing. I’ve hugged the unwilling in the past. I don’t recommend it.

TAC: You guys were involved in a nasty bus crash back in 2002. How has touring been since? Do you have second thoughts every time you stepback onto the bus?

Dryden: For me, breaking a neck is a life changer in so many ways. I get spooked at times, but I love traveling. I’ll never get fully over it, but I manage to enjoy myself on a bus as much as I can.

TAC: Does that experience affect the way you live your life now? Do you often use that experience musically?

Dryden: I think that very horrific experience was a good thing in a weird way. I do pull from it a lot. Even if it’s not specifically about the crash. Lyrically speaking. 

TAC: One of the songs you are most famous for is a rendition of Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal you released off of your second album in 2001. What made you choose to cover that song then and what does it mean performing it now after his passing?

Dryden: The song just rocks the way he did it. Did we live up to it? I don’t know. I love covers. As for him passing? Sucks. I enjoy doing it even more I think. 

TAC: And a completely random, but fun one to close: If you had to switch places with one of your bandmates for one day, who would you be and why?

Dryden: I would be Tye (Zamora), Just so I could hang with his kids for the day. I love his kids, but I don’t know if I’ll ever be ready to take my own on. Who knows, can I knock someone up in Atlantic City? Please? 

We think this is a great end for our Memorial Day Preview. Dryden Mitchell is asking for a babymomma. Thanks, Dryden. You were so fun!













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A music junkie and pop culture nerd, Jackie has been storytelling and producing exclusive content through various forms of media since she was a teenager running online fan clubs on Yahoo Groups. Remember those? A Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Ithaca College took her to the City of Angels where she scored bylines in The Hollywood Reporter and dabbled in music PR. An East Coast girl at heart, she circled back to her home state of New Jersey where she penned Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City’s Atlantic City Blog and hasn’t looked back since.

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