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CRDA & Live Nation Agreement to Bring Fifth Beach Concert to Atlantic City in 2016
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – (Thursday, August 18, 2016) – The Board of the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) at its Tuesday meeting approved two measures that will continue to bring exciting world-class entertainment to the City of Atlantic City.
Under its non-exclusive arrangement with Live Nation, the CRDA Board agreed to sponsor a fifth beach concert in September that will feature R&B musical acts, as part of the CRDA 2016 Summer Beach Concert Series.
“The CRDA continues its mission to attract events and visitors to the City and we are pleased to work with our partners at Live Nation to bring an exciting musical act to the beach this September,” said CRDA Executive Director John Palmieri.
The CRDA’s Acting Chairman Robert Mulcahy added that “as we round out the 2016 summer concert series, our aim is to appeal to the diversity of the City and its visitors by offering something for everyone – pop, country, rock, and now, R&B.”
In other news, the Board renewed the CRDA’s support of the Garden State Film Festival by approving a $150,000 supplemental fund reservation ($75,000 per year) towards the festival’s 2017 and 2018 seasons. This year, over 25,000 visitors attended the festival, which screened 233 films in eight locations throughout Atlantic City over four days, which resulted in an estimated $12 million of economic impact to the City and region.
“We are proud to support a worthwhile event such as the Garden State Film Festival which continues to grow each year and draws visitors from throughout the world to Atlantic City,” Mulcahy said.
Board actions will take effect following the expiration of the Governor’s statutory review period.
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About the CRDA:
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City, resulting in nearly $1 billion in economic development and non-gaming attractions. In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. CRDA responsibilities include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, and ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.
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