‘ROCKIN THE WALLS AT BOARDWALK HALL’ SET FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11

 

VETERAN’S DAY CONCERT TO FEATURE 80’S ROCK BANDS

 

 

Songbird Entertainment, in conjunction with Choice Bar & Grill of Atlantic City, have announced their Veteran’s Day concert, ‘Rockin the Walls at Boardwalk Hall’ at the historic venue on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 6p.m. This 80’s rock music concert will feature WAR, Asia featuring John Payne, and Journey former lead vocalist, Steve Augeri.

 

Tickets starting at $35 are available at now Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-736-1420, or at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office powered by Atlantic City Electric. 

 

This musical trip down memory lane will be headlined by legendary funk band, WAR, best known for infusing various rhythms of funk, Latin, blues, jazz and reggae to deliver favorites including, “Low Rider”, “Cisco Kid” “Why Can’t We Be Friends” and many more hits that crossed cultural barriers.

 

Classic rock group, ASIA, featuring John Payne  will also be part of this rock classic concert, you can expect the audience to dance, sing and reminisce when Asia featuring John Payne plays the first chords of “Only Time Will Tell”, “Don’t Cry”, “Sole Survivor” and of course, “Heat of the Moment” are heard.

 

Appearing along with WAR, and Asia featuring John Payne, will be Special Guest Journey, former lead singer Steve Augeri, who is set to take the stage and perform some of the most popular singles like the cross-generational mega hit “Don’t Stop Believing”, Billboard chart toppers “Open Arms,” Anyway You Want It” and many of the 18 to 40 singles.

 

Michael Selvanto of Songbird Entertainment stated, that this concert was finally made possible by the backing of CHOICE BAR & GRILL, a new company soon to be opening here in Atlantic City.

 

Selvanto also added “that if it wasn’t with the help of Nick Conti, and Choice Bar & Grill, this concert would not be possible. Choice Bar and Grill is located at 470 N. Albany Ave, Atlantic City, and plans to open just in time for the concert.  Nick Conti, said that he is looking forward to this concert, and plans to invest in more concerts, He is a long time resident of Atlantic City, and business owner. “I want to see Atlantic City grow again, and I will do my best to help make it grow,” Mr. Conti said.

 

“We hope to make this concert memorable” Selvanto, added “we plan to work in conjunction with our radio media in giving away 4 signed guitars from the concert, and also plan something that has not been done before”  “at the concert we will be picking out three seat numbers and each number will have the chance to come down on stage and perform with the groups, I think this will add to the excitement of the concert. We will also be honoring our Veterans at the show.

 

Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are owned and funded by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Spectra by Comcast Spectacor provides both Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center.

 

About Spectra

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

 

About Comcast Spectacor

Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.  Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a hosting and entertainment firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at ComcastSpectacor.com.

 

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA): The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.

For destination photos and videos media may visit www.doatlanticcity.com/mediaonline where dozens of assets are available for download. For complete Atlantic City tourism information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com.

 

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America’s Game, Philadelphia’s Honor

Philadelphia Wins Bid to Host Army-Navy Game

In 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022

 

Today we are proud to report that Philadelphia has won four out of the next five bids to host the Army-Navy Game. In addition to playing host this year, Lincoln Financial Field will also host the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022 games. We are proud to be the home of America’s Game, just as we have been 86 times since its inception in 1890.

 

The Army-Navy Game is one of the biggest hospitality weekends of the year for our city, welcoming more than 50,000 fans, generating 30,000 hotel room nights and resulting in an estimated economic impact of more than $30 million. Through the leadership and hard work of PHL Sports, one of our business development divisions, sporting events continue to be a major opportunity for Philadelphia, delivering both economic benefits and national media exposure.

 

We’d like to thank our partners who helped to make this bid phase successful, including Mayor Jim Kenney and his team at the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, our Army-Navy Host Committee Co-Chairs Ron Naples and Tom Lynch and the team at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Please also join us in congratulating Larry Needle, executive director of PHL Sports, and Brea Webster Stanko, PHL Sports marketing manager, on securing this great economic win for our city.

 

We are most grateful to the Service Academies for their partnership, and very proud to be home to America’s Game — it is truly Philadelphia’s honor.

 

Read more at PHLsports.com

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Atlantic City Convention Center to Welcome Back National Sports Collectors Convention in 2020

 

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Wednesday, August 2, 2017) The Atlantic City Convention Center will welcome back the National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC) to the Atlantic City Convention Center in 2020. More than 40,000 sports fans and memorabilia collectors will attend the 41st Annual National Sports Collectors Convention, which will be held July 29 through August 2, 2020.

The National Sports Collectors Convention is an annual gathering of collectors, dealers and many other groups interested in collecting trading cards, autographs, authentication, vintage game–used equipment and other sports and entertainment related memorabilia. The National has grown to be a mega-event, which can be housed in only a few locations in the country, but it still attracts all aspects of the multi-billion dollar collectibles industry. With support from the major card manufacturers, card grading services, and auction houses as well as from the licensees of these groups, the National is the premier collectibles event to attend each summer.

Local Atlantic City businesses are expected to greatly benefit from the National Sports Collectors Convention over five days. The estimated economic impact is expected to reach more than $6.5 million. In addition, more than 5,400 hotel room nights will be contracted by convention center visitors throughout the week.

“We are thrilled to welcome back the National Sports Collectors Convention to Atlantic City in 2020. The 2016 NSCC was a huge success and event producers were very pleased with how organizations throughout Atlantic City worked collaboratively to create a successful show, which drew thousands of sports fans and memorabilia collectors to the destination,” said Jim Wood, president and CEO at Meet AC.

“We are extremely excited the 41st National Sports Collectors Convention is returning to Atlantic City in 2020,” said John Broggi, NSCC Show Manager. “The collector base in the area is one of the strongest in the nation and Atlantic City really stepped up to support and promote our return to AC in 2016. We are looking forward to a great 41st National.”

The National’s show hours are scheduled starting Wednesday, July 29, 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 2, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission and VIP Admission tickets will go sale in March of 2020 at www.nsccshow.com and will be available for purchase on-site throughout the show. Children under 12 are free. TRISTAR Productions will start announcing approximately one hundred plus athletes who will be signing in the TRISTAR Autograph Pavilion, starting March 1, 2020. 

For more event information, please visit: www.nsccshow.com. For up-to-date events and information be sure to follow NSCC on Facebook, www.facebook.com/nsccshow and Twitter and Instagram at @NSCCSHOW.

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About National Sports Collectors Convention
The National Sports Collectors Convention (NSCC) is the world’s largest sports and entertainment convention.  Open to the public, the NSCC is an annual gathering of collectors, dealers and sports fans interested in buying, trading and selling  trading cards, autographs, authentication, vintage game–used equipment and other sports and entertainment related memorabilia.  Visit www.NSCCShow.com for more information concerning the annual multi-billion dollar collectible industries premier showcase. 
  
For up-to-date events and information be sure to follow NSCC on Facebook, www.facebook.com/nsccshow and Twitter and Instagram at @NSCCSHOW.
 

 
About Meet AC

Meet AC, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) organization formed and funded as a public-private partnership by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to create economic development through conventions, sporting events, film production and group tourism.  Meet AC focuses on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services.

For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit www.meetac.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Spectra
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services) and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.

For destination photos and videos media may visit www.doatlanticcity.com/mediaonline where dozens of assets are available for download. For complete Atlantic City tourism information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com.
 

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