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Showcase Stage and Artist Village – Atlantic City

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Showcase Stage and Artist Village Atlantic CIty
Showcase Stage and Artist Village Atlantic CIty

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Showcase Stage and Artist Village – Atlantic City

06/22/24 @ 11am and 06/23/24 @ 11am

Orange Loop Festival Grounds on New York Avenue between Pacific Ave + Boardwalk, Atlantic City

Discover for yourself what the locals already know – Atlantic City’s arts and culinary scene is simply phenomenal (and not in the casinos)! Just ONE block from the world-famous Atlantic City beach and boardwalk, the Showcase Stage and Artist Village will offer festival-goers a sampler of authentic Atlantic City sounds, food, drink, and artisans over two days at the Orange Loop Festival Grounds, in the heart of the city’s hipppest neighborhood.

Check out amazing local artists that call Atlantic City and/or NJ home performing a wide range of genres including soul, R&B, funk, punk, jazz, hip hop, pop, rock, comedy, spoken word, dance and country music providing a continuous series of FREE performances by some of the city’s most-loved artists.

Half of the featured Showcase Stage artists were selected through a competitive application process for a chance to represent the city in this free, public performance created for the Prudential presents North to Shore Festival, by the festival’s Atlantic City committee made up of arts and culture leaders.

Hosted by celebrated comedian Michelle Tomko and radio DJ/Atlantic City hype-man, AC Mike Lopez, the event boasts performances from AC legend, Angela Burton and Passion, the recent The Voice contestant from Galloway, Mara Justine, Jersey Shore alt-rockers The Break Plans, funk-soul duo Open for Business, groovy R&B and jazz group The Cason Express Show Band, Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation: Children’s Choir of Southern NJ, pop punksters Jersey Calling, R&B fusion artist Lem Turner, spoken-word poet Paige Washington, ‘70s – ‘00s jammers Village Bridge, rising singer-songwriter, Jake Thistle, and a talented contingent of dance students from Stockton University. DJs Aiden Scott, Patrice McBride, Rashaun and Vito G will be spinning in between sets to keep the energy high throughout the day.

This festival-within-a-festival offers much more than just awesome music. While enjoying the performances, visitors can stroll through the Artist Village and discover the works of over 30 local artisans and a curated selection of Atlantic City food trucks and beverage purveyors, and, of course, lots of giveaways!

And for the youngsters, there will be a ton of fun hands-on activities for children, including a painting wall (that kids can decorate with paint on brushes, loaded into water guns, or their hands) and a decorate-your-own-cupcake station. On Sunday June 23rd only, visitors can be wowed by New Jersey’s immersive WOW Experience mobile activation compliments of New Jersey Travel and Tourism. Get a glimpse of the exceptional and diverse talent that permeates this lively seaside city for yourself!

June 22

Host: AC Mike
12pm – Open 4 Business*
1pm – Break Plans
2pm – Paige Washington
2:35pm – Stockton Dance Company
3pm – Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation: Children’s Choir of Southern NJ
4pm – Village Bridge*
5pm – Mara Justine

 

June 23

Host: Michelle Tomko
12pm – Paige Washington
12:30pm – Jake Thistle
1pm – Lem Turner*
2pm – Cason Express Show Band*
3pm – Jersey Calling
4pm – Angela Burton and Passion*
 

Open4Business

Open 4 Business spreads love and empowerment to ensure every woman’s voice is heard. Hitting all the high notes, this dynamic duo (Shianne Ladale and Daille Kettrell) dazzles South Jersey and beyond, creating stunning melodies and meaningful lyrics to carry the torch of funk, soul and country music.

The Break Plans

Churning out 80s-influenced ‘poptimistic’ tunes that range from polished pop to anthemic choruses to tender ballads, NJ alt-rockers The Break Plans capture hearts wherever they go.

Paige Washington

C.R.O.P.S. founder Paige Washington lights up communities from Baltimore to South Jersey with powerful poetry that is deeply emotional, sensual and charged with a hunger for social justice.

Stockton Dance Company

Experience “Shipwrecked,” an evocative dance choreographed by Stockton dance faculty Caitlin Pittenger and performed by Stockton alums and undergraduates. A unique collaboration between the Stockton Dance Company and the Stockton Literature Program, the piece is inspired by the poetry of student Joe Mancini.

Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation: Children's Choir of Southern NJ

The Children’s Choir of Southern New Jersey assists in nurturing youth to develop a love for singing and performance, giving them greater self-esteem and awareness, and creating outstanding citizens through live music education experiences.

Village Bridge

Village Bridge is a highly entertaining and electrifying New Jersey-based band performing originals as well as covers from 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s light rock, R&B and hip hop/soul.

Mara Justine

Barely into her 20s, Mara Justine is already turning heads in the music world with a powerful set of pipes and an energy and worldliness in her performances that blow audiences away. A top contender on America’s Got Talent and American Idol, she was recently crowned one of the three finalists on The Voice.

Michelle Tomko

Michelle Tomko is a classically trained entertainer and is a five-time winner of the Atlantic City Weekly Nightlife Award for Best Comedian. You’ve seen her everywhere from the Hard Rock stage to the Poconos, NPR and TMZ. Michelle won arts fellowships with both Stockton University’s Stories of Atlantic City and Images and Voices of Hope. Last year, her one-woman show Yo Eleven was an official selection of the North to Shore Festival. You can follow her adventures at Tomkomedy across all social media platforms or via the entertainment section of the hyper-local online news source Breaking AC.

Jake Thistle

To call Jake Thistle a rising star would be a severe understatement. At just 20, he’s rocked major music events across Europe and the US and shared stages with revered names in entertainment like Bruce Springsteen, Brandi Carlisle and Carlos Santana.

Lem Turner

Lem Turner creates a musical palette that fuses alternative R&B and smooth vibes to create innovative tunes that reflect his boundless creativity.

The Cason Express Show Band

The Cason Express Show Band is a high-energy R&B and jazz group that will have you dancing and singing to the songs we all love and enjoy!

Jersey Calling

Punk rock straight outta the Garden State, Jersey Calling delivers high-energy performances and anthemic tunes with catchy riffs, driving bass lines, steady backbeats and voices likened to the punk giants of the 1990s.

Angela Burton and Passion

With a repertoire ranging from R&B to Motown, Angela Burton doesn’t just perform music, she lives it. From Club Harlem to the heart of Atlantic City, Burton and her band, Passion, captivate with soulful, electrifying performances.

Vendors and Artisans:

  • Jay’s Crab Shack – Seafood
  • Il Porcelino – Italian Market
  • Coley Cakes – DIY cupcakes
  • Twisted Lemonade – Lemonade
  • Coffee Goddess – Coffee
  • Easy Coast Fairy Hair – Fairy hair
  • Heather Hires Art – Face & Body Paint
  • Dunes Art Galley – Brigantine Art Studio
  • EXULT LIFE LLC – Handmade Jewelry + Art
  • DAVE MASS – Artist / Barber
  • Chloe Henderson – Visual Artist
  • Bucksco Barrels – Barrel tables & art
  • HG Workshops – DIY art studio
  • Valerie Feo – Visual Artist
  • Aritimi Design Studio – 3D printed Art + Plants
  • A. Sullivan Artistry- Visual Artist
  • Tuft Broad – Handmade Rugs
  • The Escape Plans – Atlantic City Marketing & Events

In the event of inclement weather, the festival grounds will be tented to allow the fun to continue. 

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Venue

Orange Loop Festival Grounds
New York Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ
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