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What's happening at Boardwalk Hall and the AC Convention Center

Lou Perri

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 • 5:01pm

Here's what's happening at Atlanttic City's Boardwalk Hall in the coming weeks. Tickets to most of these events are still available.

CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING*

SATURDAY, MAY 18           3:30 PM

World championship boxing returns with a SHOWTIME® CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader featuring IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion Lamont Peterson (31-1-1, 16 KO’s) facing hard-hitting WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Lucas Matthysse (33-2, 31 KO’s) in a 12-round welterweight bout. Also, IBF Welterweight World Champion Devon Alexander (24-1-0, 13 KOs) defends his title against number four rated IBF welterweight contender Lee Purdy (20-3-1, 13 KO’s) of England.  Presented by Golden Boy Promotions, sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City, Corona and AT&T. Tickets are priced at $250, $125, $75, $50 and $25.

 

17TH ANNUAL EAST COAST GAMING CONGRESS

MAY 21 & 22

The East Coast Gaming Conference is the premier forum for gaming experts to share ideas, express concerns and articulate visions about the past, present and future of the gaming industry.  On May 21, the E.C.G.C. will team up with the Greater Atlantic City Chamber and the Atlantic City Hotel & Lodging Assn. and the agenda will include the expo, afternoon panel sessions and the cocktail reception. The all-day Gaming Conference will follow on May 22.  The East Coast Gaming Congress is organized and produced by Cooper Levenson, Attorneys at Law, SOSH Architects, and Spectrum Gaming Group. For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Donna Vecere at dvecere@cooperlevenson.com.

 

USTAD RAHAT FATEH ALI KHAN

SATURDAY, MAY 25            8:00 PM

Nanking Entertainment Inc. presents the return of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to Boardwalk Hall. Don’t miss an evening of filled with the inspiring and exhilarating music of Qawwali and Bollywood.  Rahat is an acclaimed singer and composer who has collaborated with numerous artists from his native Pakistan as well as Western pop musicians. Tickets are priced at $250, $175, $125, $85, $65 and $45.

           

THE MRS. CARTER SHOW WORLD TOUR STARRING BEYONCE*

FRIDAY, JULY 26                  8:00 PM

Parkwood Entertainment has announced that The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour starring Beyoncé kicks off in Europe on April 15.  With stops in twenty European cities, including Dublin, Ireland; Berlin, Germany; Paris, France and a four-night stint at The 02 in London, UK, this is Beyoncé’s first multi-city tour in over three years. Live Nation also announced that Beyoncé’s North American Tour begins on June 28 in Los Angeles. The tour will travel to over twenty cities throughout North America this summer, including Brooklyn, Atlanta, Houston, Toronto and Boston. The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour promises to be the entertainer’s most ambitious undertaking to date.  It is expected to be bigger in scope than any of her previous shows. The Boardwalk Hall date is sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City.  Tickets are priced at $250, $125, $109.50, $95, $89.50 and $69.50.  Additional information is available at www.beyonce.com

 

JOURNEY AND RASCAL FLATTS

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4            6:30 PM

Rascal Flatts and Journey first performed together on the 2012 CMT Music Awards when they closed the show with Journey’s megahit “Don’t Stop Believin’.” The two groups also participated in a special edition of the critically-acclaimed CMT Crossroads series during Super Bowl XLVII in 2013. For this must-see concert, tickets go on sale beginning Friday, May 10 at 10 AM. and are priced at $151.50, $87 and $57.  Cassadee Pope is the special guest. 

 

Rascal Flatts are the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade and with the No.1 debut of their latest album, CHANGED, they have the distinction of being one of only four acts to have seven consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart during the Soundscan era.  Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People's Choice Awards and more. Rascal Flatts, one of the top selling touring acts in country music today having sold over seven million concert tickets in the last 10 years, will embark on a brand new tour this summer, Farmers Insurance Presents Rascal Flatts “Live & Loud.” 

 

Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, Journey has earned 19 Top 40 singles, 25 gold and platinum albums, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The band was awarded the prestigious “Legend of Live Award” at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards in honor of the band’s significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and in acknowledgement of their commitment to the fans and the art of performing live. 2011 also marked the 30th anniversary of the band’s seminal anthem, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” honored as the top-selling digital classic rock song in history by Nielsen.  The August 4 show is presented by Caesars Atlantic City.  Additional information can be found at www.journeymusic.com,  www.rascalflatts.com, or www.livenation.com.

 

MISS AMERICA COMPETITION

SEPTEMBER 10 - 15

Miss America has returned to Atlantic City! Events leading up to the final Competition on Sunday, September 15 include three nights of preliminary competitions on September 10, 11 and 12 and the much anticipated Miss America "Show Us Your Shoes Parade" on the world-famous Boardwalk Saturday, September 14. Details on all of these events will soon follow. For more information, please visitwww.missamerica.org.

 

3RD ANNUAL ATLANTIC CITY BOARDWALK RODEO

SAT. OCT 5 & SUN. OCT. 6

The 3rd Annual Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo gallops back into Boardwalk Hall for another thrilling weekend of bullriders, broncs and cowboys. More information about this event will be available soon.

 

2014 INDOOR AUTO RACING

FRI. JANUARY 24 & SAT. JANUARY 25

Indoor racing will be back inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall for the 12th consecutive year on Friday and Saturday January 24 and 25. The events will be preceded by a practice session on Thursday, January 23. Ticket prices and the on-sale date will be announced soon. Information can be obtained by calling Len Sammons Productions at 609-888-3618 or at aarn.com.
 

Tickets to all Boardwalk Hall events can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, select Walmart locations, by calling 800-736-1420 or at ticketmaster.com  For more information about Boardwalk Hall events, please visit us at www.boardwalkhall.com or at www.facebook.com/boardwalkhall.

 

*Note: facility fee applicable on single event tickets; $1 for tickets $50 and under, $2 for tickets over $50.

 

DUALITY, the 3-D light and sound show projected onto the façade of Boardwalk Hall, begins nightly around 9 PM and runs through May. This is a free show that runs every half hour and no tickets are required! End times vary.  A new 3-D show, BOARDWALK BEAT, is scheduled to begin during Memorial Day Weekend.   For more information about Duality visithttp://atlanticcitynj.com/visitors/thingstodo/lightshow.aspx

 

A.C. CONVENTION CENTER PUBLIC SHOWS                      

For more information visit www.accenter.com or call 609-449-2000

 

 

 

 

May 18 & 19

Average Joe Expo

12:00 noon each day    visit  http://www.averagejoeexpo.com

 The Average Joe Expo is like no other show, bringing real guys together to discover what makes us tick. We get to the heart of male commerce, interests and desires - both the obtainable and the aspirational. This show has it all.  Get your tickets through Ticketmaster or at the door.

   

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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