CALENDAR OF EVENTS WINTER 2012
WORLD SPIRIT FEDERATION CHEER AND DANCE COMPETITION
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 9:00 AM
Thousands of competitive cheerleaders, from beginners to the most advanced teams will be showcasing their cheer and dance routines at Boardwalk Hall’s arena .For more information about this arena event, please call 855.278.6868 or visit www.wsfcheer.com. No admission fee for spectators.
ALL-STARS OF HIP HOP
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 7:00 PM
Featured artists include Rakim, EPMD, Whodini, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, Kid N’ Play and Rob Base. Tickets are priced at $77, $62 and $41.
MISS’D AMERICA PAGEANT*
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 8:00 PM (Ballroom)
The Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance and Schultz-Hill Scholarship Foundation are pleased to announce the return of the Miss’d America Pageant. Carson Kressley, host of his own upcoming makeover show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars” and Bravo’s “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy,” will once again serve as host with special guest star, Martha Wash (The Weather Girls - It’s Raining Men), a performance by American Idol’s, Erika Schiff (Also starred in “I Married A Mobster on the Investigation Discovery Channel), and the Melanie Rice Orchestra. Mark Dahl, Manager of LGBT Nightlife for Resorts Atlantic City who has an extensive background in the theater community will serve as writer and director. Miss’d America 2011 Kitty Hiccups (David Hyland) will be on hand for portions of the pageant. The event was created as a spoof of the world-famous Miss America Pageant 16 years ago to raise funds for a local charity and was revived last year in the Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall. It took place annually on the night after the famous beauty pageant when Miss America was held in Atlantic City. Miss’d America returns with a pageant starring drag queens strutting down the world's most famous runway! Tickets are $100, $65 and $35. For mature audiences.
RASCAL FLATTS “THAW OUT 2012”*
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 7:30 PM
Rascal Flatts is the most awarded country group of the past decade with over 40 trophies from the American Country Awards, Academy of Country Music, American Music Awards, Country Music Association, People's Choice Awards and more. Rascal Flatts debuted their first album on Big Machine Records, NOTHING LIKE THIS, last fall at #1 on the country album sales chart and became one of only four country acts to debut six consecutive studio albums at #1. Since their musical debut in 2000, the band has sold over 20 million albums and 25 million digital downloads and delivered 13 #1 singles to the top of the chart. Since their touring career began, they have sold over 6 million concert tickets. They are currently nominated as Vocal Group of The Year at the upcoming 45th Annual CMA Awards, on the ABC Television Network Nov 9 and also received 3 nominations for the American Country Awards taking place Dec. 5, airing on FOX. Also appearing are special guests Sara Evans and Hunter Hayes. Tickets are $115, $85, $65 and $39.50. Presented by LiveNation and Caesars Atlantic City.
2012 AHL ALL-STAR CLASSIC
SUN. JAN. 29 AND MON. JAN. 30 VARIOUS TIMES
The American Hockey League will bring the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic to Boardwalk Hall, marking the first-ever appearance of the AHL’s all-star showcase at a venue outside a league city. The AHL All-Star Classic, pitting the top players from the AHL’s Eastern Conference against the best of the Western Conference, will begin with the AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Sunday Jan. 29, at 3 PM; the AHL All-Star Game will follow on Monday, Jan. 30, at 7 PM. Tickets for the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic, which include admission to both the Skills Competition and the All-Star Game, are priced at $52 for seats on the glass, $37 for lower-level seats and $32 for upper-level seats.
Following Sunday’s All-Star Skills Competition at Boardwalk Hall, take a quick walk down the Boardwalk to the Palladium Ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City for the Post Skills Party, starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets to the party are priced at $35, and include a chance to meet and mingle with the players and grab an autograph or photo, enjoy complimentary beverages, interactive game stations, music, and more.
The 2012 AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday at 11:00 AM at the Caesars Circus Maximus Theater. This long-standing tradition honors AHL’s hockey legends and rising stars. The AHL Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions. Tickets are $20 and include a commemorative program.
Bill Barber and Bob Clarke will serve as the honorary captains at the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic, to be held January 29-30 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Each year, the All-Star Classic honorary captains stand on the team benches during the Skills Competition and All-Star Game, and are recognized for their careers at the annual AHL Hall of Fame Inductions & Awards Ceremony.
Buy 15 or more all-session tickets and save $5 per ticket on seats in the Lower or Upper Bowls. Call 609-348-7023 to place your order today. Calling all hockey clubs…VIP and on-ice opportunities are available! Call us at 609-348-7023 for details. Take advantage of special hotel rates available at Caesars Atlantic City and Bally’s Atlantic City for Sunday and Monday nights. To reserve your rooms at Caesars ($49 for Sun. Jan. 29 and Mon. Jan. 30) or at Bally’s ($35 for Sun. Jan. 29 and Mon. Jan. 30) call 888-516-2215 and mention code PAHL . Both properties are located on the Boardwalk and less than a 10 minute walk to Boardwalk Hall.
The first AHL All-Star Game was held in 1942 as a fundraiser for U.S. and Canadian efforts in World War II; this will be the 18th All-Star Classic since the event was resurrected in 1995. Last year the Eastern Conference swept both nights’ events, including an 11-8 win over the Western Conference in the All-Star Game. The 2012 edition is presented by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority, the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, Caesars Entertainment and the AHL. For more information about the AHL, visit www.theahl.com .
INDOOR AUTO RACING*
FRI. FEB. 3 AND SAT. FEB. 4 7:30 PM Fri; 7 PM Sat.
The thrill of live auto racing will return to Boardwalk Hall when Len Sammons Motorsports Productions presents the 10th Annual “Gambler’s Classic” for the Three Quarter Midgets/600cc Micro-Sprints. Friday advance g.a. tickets $15 for adults, $5 children 12 and under. Upper level reserved seats $17; lower level reserved seats $20. Front row premium seating $25. Saturday advance g.a. tickets for the upper level $20 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Upper level reserved seats $22; lower level reserved seats $25. Front row premium seats $30. Children under two free of charge to the upper g.a. sections. Group rates for 10 or more people - $5 off Adult General Admission prices Friday and Saturday. Friday night start time is 7:30 p.m.; Saturday’s races begin at 7 p.m. Lower level ticket holders for Saturday night can walk the track, meet the drivers and see the cars up close during Saturday's Fanfest from 5-6 p.m. Note: all tickets purchased day of event $2.00 additional. Call 609-348-7023 for group reservations. For more information call 609-888-3618 or visit www.aarn.com.
GROUP WEDDING, VOW RENEWAL AND CIVIL UNION CEREMONY
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14 2:00 PM (Ballroom)
Sponsored by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority (ACCVA). The ceremony is free for all couples and their guests and includes a champagne toast, wedding cake and photo opportunities. Jean Muchanic, executive director of the Absecon Lighthouse and wedding officiate, will perform the non-denominational ceremony. Couples must pre-register through the ACCVA’s website at http://www.atlanticcitynj.com/group_tours/atlantic_city_group_wedding.aspx
For additional details, call 609.449.7126 or e-mail ACWedding@accva.com.
PHILA. MUMMERS’ STRING BAND SHOW OF SHOWS*
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 2:00 PM
Back by popular demand, relive the pageantry and excitement of New Year’s Day as the String Band Show of Shows struts into Boardwalk Hall! Reserved seat tickets are $25 and $21 with a limited number of $35 VIP floor seats available. General admission tickets are $18. Family Packages are $80 and $60 and includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas and a complimentary program. $3.00 discount on $25 and $21 seats to groups of 15 or more; call 609-348-7023 for Group information.
NJSIAA NEW JERSEY STATE HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
MARCH 2, 3 & 4 VARIOUS TIMES
More information to follow.
2012 ATLANTIC 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
MARCH 9, 10 & 11 VARIOUS TIMES
Division I college basketball hoops action returns to Boardwalk Hall! Participating A-10 schools include Charlotte, Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Washington, La Salle, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis, Temple and Xavier. All-session tickets are on sale now and priced at $204 for Gold, $104 for Silver and $79 for Bronze. For Group Sales please call 609-348-7023. For more information about the A-10, visit www.atlantic10.com. This event is presented by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority.
2012 ECAC HOCKEY MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
MARCH 16 & 17 VARIOUS TIMES
ECAC Hockey returns in this two day NCAA Division I Men’s Championship. The event will bring the four teams from the elite ECAC Hockey conference, comprised of 12 of the most prestigious men’s ice hockey programs in the nation, to the city that’s always turned on. Two games will be contested on Friday, March 16 and two games will be played on Saturday, March 17. ECAC Hockey consists of Division I hockey teams from the following institutions: Brown, Clarkson, Colgate, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Quinnipiac, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Union and Yale. All-session tickets are priced at $42 for upper level seats, $52 for lower level seats and $87 for first two rows on the glass. Tickets for family-friendly no-alcohol sections are $52. For more information about ECAC hockey, visit www.ecachockey.com. This event is presented by the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority.
2nd ANNUAL ATLANTIC CITY BOARDWALK RODEO
MARCH 30, 31 & APRIL 1 VARIOUS TIMES
In more than 2 ½ hours of non-stop rodeo action, fans will witness all the events of the rodeo scene. From the thrilling bareback, tie down and team roping events, to the electrifying saddle bronc, steer wrestling, barrel racing and bull riding events, the action takes place from one end of the arena to the other! Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company has been going down the rodeo trail for more than 60 years and will bring the biggest rodeo on the East Coast back to Atlantic City. Showtime as follows: 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday and 1:00 PM Sunday. Tickets are $16, $31, $51 and $102. Family four-packs are $79 and include 4 tickets; 4 hot dogs and 4 soft drinks (must be purchased in advance). There is a $5 discount on $31 and $51 seats for groups of 10 or more. Two complimentary tickets are available for each block of 40 tickets sold. Call 348-7023 for groups. For information on the Atlantic City Boardwalk Rodeo visit http://acboardwalkrodeo.com. For information about Barnes PRCA Rodeo, visit www.barnesprcarodeo.com. For information on the PRCA, visit www.prorodeo.com. This event is presented by the Atlantic City casinos.
BEER VS. WINE*
SATURDAY, MAY 19 7:00 PM
This one of a kind event, to be held in the Ballroom, is a concept created to solve that age old question Beer or Wine? Which is the ultimate beverage and how do they pair with delicious foods. American craft breweries and American wineries will be showcased, all complimenting 20 of Atlantic City’s finest restaurants. During this event each attendee will have a chance to sample what local restaurateurs have prepared to enhance the taste of participating beers and wines in order for attendees to decide which completes each dish best, beer or wine. Throughout the night local chefs will perform cooking demos while beer enthusiast and sommeliers host seminars and hot debates on all subjects beer and wine.
Tickets purchased in advance are $75.00 and $80.00 purchased day of event. Purchase Designated Driver tickets for $40.00 at the Box Office on the day of the event (includes food and entertainment). Groups of ten or more may purchase tickets for $70.00 through Ticketmaster or at the Box Office. We ask all attendees to taste responsibly and know your limits. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted to the event. Valid photo identification must be presented. For sponsor and vendor opportunities please call 609-377-8873. Visit www.acbeervswine.com for more info.
NOTE: This event was previously scheduled for October 22; all tickets purchased for that date will be honored at the Box Office for the new date.
Tickets to all Boardwalk Hall events can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 800-736-1420 or at ticketmaster.com For more information about Boardwalk Hall events, please visit us at www.boardwalkhall.com or at www.facebook.com/boardwalkhall.
*Note: facility fee applicable on single event tickets; $1 for tickets $50 and under, $2 for tickets over $50.
A.C. CONVENTION CENTER PUBLIC SHOWS
For more information visit www.accenter.com or call 609-449-2000