• CRDA Approves Entertainment Grants

    POSTED June 22, 2015
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Last week, the Board of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority approved funding for 13 entertainment grants in 2015.

The money amounts to $313,343.75 for a variety of events, including the Atlantic City Airshow, Seafood Festival and the Atlantic City Triathlon, which will take place throughout the year. The awards were handed out on a competitive basis with money from the Community Development Entertainment Event Grant Program.  

“The State’s strategic goal is to encourage and expand the non-gaming attractions in Atlantic City,” says John Palmieri, executive director, CRDA.  “These proven events, along with the inclusion of some new ones, will continue to drive increased tourism.”

The board also approved the City of Atlantic City Planning Board’s plan to repurpose the former Atlantic Club and its surrounding properties into resort amenities with recreation and entertainment attractions. Additionally, they approved a total of $125,000 to finish the demotion of structures along the Black Horse Pike.

“This stretch of roadway is one of three main corridors that our visitors and residents use to enter Atlantic City,” says Palmieri.  “It is very important that we do what we can to ensure this corridor is clean, safe and visually appealing.”

MeetAC.com reports that Atlantic city is closing out a successful 2021 convention season, welcoming three events during December. The  Action Expo has returned to the Atlantic City Convention Center for its 18th successful year of bringing together top manufacturers, retailers, reps, gurus and groms in action sports and youth culture For the 2021 trade show, Action Expo is gathering over 300 action sports brands and approximately 600 retail buyers and decision makers.


Halloween may be around the corner, but Atlantic City is enjoying an October that’s anything but spooky. After a successful MEDCO Customer Show at the start of the month, the Atlantic City Convention Center is welcoming four events through the remainder of October.


On September 1, over 1,500 businesses across the country illuminated their buildings with red lights to draw attention to the devastation that the live events and performance art industries have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.