Atlantic City’s new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino announces star-studded lineup


The new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City has announced 60 shows, mostly scheduled for the summer.

Atlantic City has a major new entertainment venue. Actually, two of them.

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, which will open in late June at the site of the former Trump Taj Mahal, has announced about 60 shows — mostly scheduled during the summer months — for its 7,000-capacity Mark G. Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and its nearly 2,000-seat Theater at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Among the types of shows booked are rock (Kid Rock, Steely Dan, Counting Crows, Bush), country (Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line), comedy (Amy Schumer, Howie Mandel, Jon Lovitz) and theater (“Kinky Boots,” “Rock of Ages”).

Tickets will go on sale Friday, through Ticketmaster, with pre-sales, in some cases, beginning today.

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Here is the schedule:

Theater at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

June 26-28: Steve Byrne
July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26 and Sept. 2, 9 and 16: Motor City Live: A Motown Tribute
July 3-4: Howie Mandel
July 5: Jon Lovitz
July 6: Kellie Pickler
July 7: The Dan Band
July 10-11: DougT Hypnosis Show
July 12: Ted Nugent
July 21: Gin Blossoms, Tonic, Vertical Horizon
July 26: Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield
July 27: A Thousand Horses
July 31 and Aug. 1-2: Greg Hahn
Aug. 4: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes
Aug. 9: George Thorogood
Aug. 11: “The Million Dollar Quartet”
Sept. 8: The Fab Faux, Beatles tribute
Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 1-4: “Rock of Ages”
April 30 and May 1-5, 2019: “Kinky Boots”

Mark G. Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

July 5: Third Eye Blind
July 13-14: Florida Georgia Line
July 21: Chris Young
July 26: Rascal Flatts
July 27-28: Frankie Valli
Aug. 1: Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, The Cult
Aug. 18: Blake Shelton
Aug. 23: Counting Crows, Live
Aug. 26: Toby Keith, Trace Adkins
Sept. 1: Amy Schumer
Sept. 22: Cole Swindell
Oct. 13: Steely Dan
Oct. 19-20: Kid Rock


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