BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 65*
FRIDAY, APRIL 13 7:00 pm
After a spectacular run through the Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament, Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas has earned his world title shot. With victories over Wilson Reis, Ed West and the explosive Olympian Alexis Vila, Dantas is just a win away from becoming a World Champion when he battles reigning Bellator Bantamweight world Champion Zach “Fun Size” Makovsky in the Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall. The night will also see the return of Lyman Good, who rejoins Bellator after nearly a year away from the cage. Good will battle LeVon Maynard, and has his sights set on regaining the form that made him Bellator’s first Welterweight Champion. Bellator 65 will also host the semifinals of the promotion’s Season 6 Middleweight Tournament. Maiquel Falcao, Brian Rogers, Giva Santana and Vitor Vianna headline the stacked tournament and should provide fireworks. More local talent includes Pennsylvania native and fan favorite Duane Bastress taking on Pino Cruz, as well as Bellator veteran and Philadelphia resident Tim Carpenter battling Ricardo Romero. Additional bouts include Ed West vs Marcos Galvao, Alexis Vila vs Luis Nogueira and Mike Corey vs Daniel Straus.Tickets are $150, $85, $70 and $50.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Barnum Bash*
APRIL 19 – aPRIL 22 VARIOUS TIMES
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Barnum Bash introduces the Ringling Bros.® Ringlettes, who are the stylish hosts of the swankiest circus party in town. The Ringlettes are ready to invite Children of All Ages in on the hippest circus spectacular that The Greatest Show On Earth® has ever produced! The fun begins as soon as the audience enters Ringling Bros. Presents Barnum Bash with a rockin’ Pre-show party happening directly on the arena floor. Party goers can learn fresh dance moves from Ringling Bros. clown DJ Dean, style in glitzy costumes, learn balancing and juggling skills, meet and take photos with circus stars, and even step behind the curtain for an exclusive backstage experience which includes an up-close look at the most exotic animal menagerie only at Barnum Bash.
Ringling Bros. Presents Barnum Bash has assembled the most amazing international acts including The Mighty Dmytrio, Motorcycle Mania, Epic Asian Elephants, Wheel of Steel, and Hand Balancers. All are tricked-out for the circus party and ready to perform wild feats of wonders and strength, to contemporary pop music and in 21st century Barnum style. Everyone who is anyone is invited to the party, except Anton, a loveable, goofy hipster clown, who just wants to be part of the fun. Ringling Bros. Presents Barnum Bash is all the rage with outlandish thrills, hilarious high-jinks and majestic animals, but can Anton, with his non-stop laughable antics, persuade us all that there’s not just one right way to party!?! Show times are Thursday, April 19 and Friday, April 20 at 7 PM; Saturday, April 21 at 1 PM and 5 PM; Sunday, April 22 at 1 PM. Tickets are , andChildren’s (P-3) ticket (facility fee/ convenience charges applicable). Call 609-348-7023 for Group Sales.
BERNARD HOPKINS VS. CHAD DAWSON
SATURDAY, APRIL 28 6:30 PM
The oldest fighter in boxing history to win a world title, Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins, and former World Champion “Bad” Chad Dawson will meet again to settle their heated feud following their October 2011 bout, which was originally scored as a TKO win for Dawson, but later ruled a no decision by the California State Athletic Commission. The two are ready to resume their high-stakes rivalry on Saturday, April 28 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 12 round bout for Hopkins’ WBC and Ring Magazine light heavyweight world championships will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:15 p.m. ET/7:15 p.m. PT. “Hopkins vs. Dawson: Once And For All,” a 12 round bout for Hopkins’ WBC and Ring Magazine light heavyweight world championships, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions and sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City. Ticket prices are $300, $200, $100, $50 and $25.
ATLANTIC CITY HOST AWARDS (Community Event)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 (Ballroom)
If you have an employee who provides exemplary service and enhances our visitors’ experience, the Atlantic City Host Awards provide an opportunity to publicly recognize that service. Nominations are now being taken for the 15th Annual Atlantic City Host Awards by logging onto www.accvafoundation.org/hostawards. Deadline for nominations is March 27, 2012. The program rewards non-managerial employees in hotel, restaurant, retail and hospitality-related fields, including the public sector. Awards are given in 26 categories to employees having direct contact with, or providing support to, visitors and customers, and who have distinguished themselves through their customer service. For additional information about the Host Awards, contact Jacqui Carole at 609-449-7174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, MAY 11 7:00 PM
Featuring Rick Ross, Meek Mill, French Montana, Travis Porter, & Future. Hosted by DJ Cosmic Kev on-air radio personality of Philadelphia’s Power 99 FM. Tickets are $102, $77, $62 and $41.
MOTHER’S DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, MAY 12 7:30 PM
Featuring Charlie Wilson, Patti Labelle and Johnny Gill. Legendary Patti LaBelle, has spent over 50 years in the music industry, 16 years as the lead singer of Patti LaBelle and the Bluebells, which changed their name to LaBelle in the early 1970s. LaBelle started her solo career after the group disbanded in 1977 and went on to release solo hits that included “On My Own”, “If Only You Knew” and “New Attitude”. Charlie Wilson was the lead singer for the Gap Band and sang on four number one R&B hits including “Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)”, “Early in the Morning,” “Outstanding,” and “Addicted to Your Love”. After a long hiatus, Wilson returned in 2000 with Bridging the Gap. In 2005 LP “Charlie, Last Name Wilson” hit the Top Ten thanks to the success of the title track and “Magic.” “Uncle Charlie” followed in 2009 and “Just Charlie” released in 2010. Johnny Gill began his recording career in 1983 when he released his debut solo featuring the hit “Super Love”. Gill teamed up with childhood friend Stacy Lattisaw for a duet album which featured their first hit together, “Perfect Combination.” He began a new chapter in his career in 1987 when he joined New Edition. In 1996, he collaborated with the Late Gerald Levert and Keith Seat to form the super group LSG (Levert/Sweat/Gill) which resulted in the multi platinum debut album, Levert-Sweat-Gill, and a follow up album in 2003 entitled LSG2. Tickets are $95, $80, $65 and $45.
BEER VS. WINE* - CANCELED
SATURDAY, MAY 19 7:00 PM
Note: Ticket refunds can be made at point of purchase.
SUNDAY, MAY 27 8:00 PM
New Edition, all six members strong, is reunited and eager to embark on their 30th Anniversary Tour! The highly influential R&B crooners who began as progenerators of the “boy band” movement are back with their timeless smooth moves, suave disposition and heart melting voices. Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ricky Bel, Mike Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe and Ralph Tresvant will be capturing hearts once again with all of their most famous songs such as “Candy Girl”, “Can You Stand the Rain” and the chart topping jams that launched their solo careers including “My Prerogative” (Bobby Brown), “My My My” (Johnny Gill), “Sensitivity” (Ralph Tresvant), and “Poison” (Bell, Bivins, DeVoe). Tickets are $127, $77, $65 and $46.
RAHAT FATEH ALI KAHN
SATURDAY, JUNE 2 8:00 PM
Don’t miss an evening of filled with the inspiring and exhilarating music of Qawwali and Bollywood. Rahat is an acclaimed singer and composer who has collaborated with numerous artists from his native Pakistan as well as Western pop musicians. The show is presented by Poojanka Entertainment. Tickets are priced at $250, $125, $79, $59 and $39. For more information visit http://www.poojanka.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 8:00 PM
Madonna is having a huge party and everyone’s invited. The Madonna 2012 World Tour begins May 29, 2012 in Tel Aviv, Israel it was officially announced by Live Nation Entertainment, the tour’s international promoter. The shows will include arenas, stadiums and special outdoor sites. One stop on the tour, presented by Caesars Atlantic City, will take place at historic Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, September 15.
In the course of her phenomenal career, Madonna has a record breaking 37 Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles Chart along with a record breaking 40 Number 1’s on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Song Charts. No other act has more Top 10’s on the Hot 100 or Number 1’s on the Club Chart. Madonna has sold over 300 million albums and holds the record for the most successful tour by a solo artist in history. She is a seven time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, producer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Her last CD, Hard Candy, debuted at No. 1 in 37 countries including US, UK, Canada, France and Australia. Madonna 2012 World Tour is the Material Girl’s 9th Tour. Her first tour was the 1985 Virgin Tour. Tickets are priced at $355, $255, $155 and $80. Presented by Live Nation and Caesars Atlantic City.
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A.C. CONVENTION CENTER PUBLIC SHOWS
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