• Entertainment Options Abound in AC

     
    POSTED April 10, 2015
     
    Photo credit: Courtesy of DO AC

Summer is just around the corner and we all know what that means—it’s time to get outside and soak up as much sun as possible.

Atlantic City is prepared with a whole host of entertainment options including DJ sets, headliner concerts and sporting events.

“Atlantic City is ready to welcome visitors to our free beaches, world-famous Boardwalk, gaming and nightlife establishments," says Jeff Guaracino, executive director of the Atlantic City Alliance. "Summer is our peak season and we anticipate strong demand especially on weekends for concert tickets, dinner reservations, hotel rooms and more. We recommend booking summer vacations now. Consider a mid-week getaway or try a boutique, non-casino hotel."

To entice visitors to the area, The Atlantic City Alliance launched the DO AC Enterainment Capital of the Jersey Shore micro-campaign that will include social media promotion, welcome billboard signs, casino hotel packages and more.

In addition, the live events company, Live Nation, has made a large investment in Atlantic City to book a larger number of live entertainment in venues across the shore. Some acts coming to Atlantic City include Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld, Madonna and Ricky Martin.

"Atlantic City is the place to be on the Jersey Shore for entertainment this summer," said Live Nation Philadelphia Regional President Geoff Gordon. "We're excited to be part of the new Borgata Festival Park and have a partnership with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority to bring a dozen shows to Boardwalk Hall in 2015."

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Last year was the highest grossing ever for the United States commercial gaming industry.* Meeting planners who hold gatherings at casinos may just feel like they’ve hit the jackpot, too. Casino-based events provide one-stop convenience—the amenities of convention centers and bountiful hotel rooms, plus activities, dining, and nightlife. 

 

Doreen Guerin grew up an Air Force brat, living in Texas, Louisiana, and later England and France. When she was 13, her parents moved to Queens and, Guerin says, “I’m a New Yorker through and through.” That’s apparent from her accent as well as her dedication to the Javits Center, where, as the senior vice president of sales and marketing, she oversees the booking and event-related operations for more than 170 events each year. 

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If you want to be sure your meeting in the Northeast will strengthen team bonds, consider holding it at Cliff House Maine. Nestled on 70 acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, the luxury property offers 226 guest rooms, including 40 suites, an adjacent 18-hole golf course, and 25,000 square feet of conference and meeting space that can accommodate up to 300 attendees. Venues include the Atlantic Ballroom, with its double-height panoramic windows offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean.