In the coming months of New Jersey’s first-ever North2Shore Festival, Atlantic City welcomes local businesses and revelers June 4 to 11 to a statewide celebration of music and the arts. From discounts to freebies, welcome gifts, special menus and more, the festival is sure to inspire the community while celebrating the region’s rich diversity.
“New Jersey’s cultural richness is one of the state’s most important assets,” said John Schreiber, president and CEO of the NJ Performing Arts Center, a sponsor of the N2S Festival. “The arts scene in each of the festival cities hums with activity all year long!”
Before moving onto Asbury Park (June 14 to 18) and Newark (June 21 to 25), the festival kicks off in AC with headlining performances by recording artists Jay Wheeler, Ricardo Arjona, Jazmine Sullivan with Jhene Aiko, Queen Naija and Ebony Riley, as well as a dual performance by Grammy winner Colbie Caillat and multi-platinum singer/songwriter and actor Gavin DeGraw.
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For those interested in a laugh, the city’s historic Adrian Philips Theater at Boardwalk Hall is housing the Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour, featuring Loni Love, Jess Hilarious, B. Simone, Jackie Fabulous and Nene Leakes.
Craving interactivity? Allow the Whole Health Pavilion event at the Stockton AC Campus to update you on the latest developments in health, wellness and biotechnology. The day-long exhibit (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) features interactive health demonstrations, important discussions on mental and physical health, panels on whole food health and more.
For a mental break, visit the Union Hall Arts for an informative life drawing art class, insightful documentary screening of Titus Kaphar's “Shut Up and Paint” and a multicultural artists workshop, where you’ll learn how to stretch a canvas, price your art and estimate a mural project in one sitting.
“This festival is a celebration of our state, and in particular of the unique spirit of three arts-rich, diverse and fascinating cities,” said Schreiber. “Offering both Jerseyans and visitors a chance to explore all that Newark, Asbury Park and Atlantic City have to offer is one of North To Shore’s biggest assets. The more that local businesses participate in these festival programs, the more we can share the soul and the energy of these wonderful cities with the world.”
If you’re an AC business – restaurant, retail store or hotel – and like to join cross-promotions, contact the marketing arm of the festival at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 3, 2023. For event updates, announcements and more, sign up for the North2Shore newsletter (link located at the bottom of their website) and follow them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Presented by njpac, North2Shore wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the festival’s producing partners. They are Newark International Film Festival, TechUnited New Jersey, Montclair Film, MediaSense, Live Nation, Madison Marquette, SJ Presents, Platinum Productions, Music Plus Co. and more. Sponsors include PSE&G, NJM Insurance Group, RWJBarnabas Health, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, VisitNJ.org and Outfront Media.