When Blake Shelton took the stage at 6 p.m. last thursday for his free concert on the free beach in Atlantic City he was greeted by a packed house of 65,000 adoring fans. And that’s only within the concert venue! Thousands more anchored boats in the ocean nearby, attended rooftop viewing parties at the casinos and packed the Boardwalk and beach bars hoping to catch a glimpse of the superstar.
The weather was perfect, the Boardwalk was bustling and the beach was sparkling and gorgeous. Tens of thousands of happy people enjoyed spending the day on Atlantic City’s clean, wide beach and iconic Boardwalk. In addition to the concert, hotels were sold out and the city was jammed with entertainment, events and summer vacation-goers.
Opening for Blake Shelton, Dan & Shay got the party started at 4 p.m. The Nashville country-music duo is touring with Shelton on the current leg of his 2014 Ten Times Crazier Tour, which kicked off in June.
This unforgettable day at the beach was produced by Atlantic City Alliance, Live Nation and DO AC as part of summer-long musical DO AC celebration of Atlantic City’s world-famous Boardwalk and free beach that includes hundreds of free shows and entertainment daily through Labor Day, in addition to several festivals and mega-events, including the return of the Atlantic City Air Show.
The incredible weekend concert experience isn’t over yet; Lady Antebellum performs on Sunday, August 3 at 6 p.m. with opening act Alex and Sierra, winners of “X-Factor” and behind the hit song “Scarecrow” kicking things off at 4 p.m.