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ARMED FORCES PARADE TO HONOR AMERICAN SOLDIERS’ SACRIFICE; CHARLIE DANIELS BAND AND HAWKINS ROAD TO PLAY FREE BEACH CONCERTS ON AUGUST 11
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – (Monday, July 28, 2014) – The 4th Annual Atlantic City Salutes America’s Armed Forces Parade highlights an action-packed evening on Monday, August 11 that will include two free beach concerts featuring local band Hawkins Road, and Grand Ole Opry star and Music Hall of Famer The Charlie Daniels Band.
The parade’s Line of March will commence (rain or shine) at 6 pm from New Jersey Avenue on the Boardwalk (and will conclude at Albany Avenue) with an Atlantic City Police escort, which will then be proceeded by the roar of several motorcycle contingents. Meanwhile, 50 members from the Atlantic CityHigh School band will precede another 50 children from the Atlantic City Boys & Girls Club and Police Athletic League who will escort the parade’s Grand Marshall, Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, down the parade route.
“On behalf of the parade committee, I am very happy to announce that this year’s parade will take place on Monday, August 11 and is free to the public,” said Armed Forces Parade Chairman and founder Pinky Kravitz. “Representatives from all branches of our armed forces who served from World War II to the present will be on hand so that we may pay homage to those who fought for our country and continue to do so today.”
This year’s parade will once again include many local war veterans, active/retired military officials, local dignitaries, representatives from local police and fire departments, local marching bands, floats and much more. Spectators are welcome to view the parade for free at any location along the Boardwalk. KennedyPlaza will once again serve as a viewing area for United States war veterans and their families.
As part of the CRDA’s Summer Concert Series with Tony Mart Presents, local band Hawkins Road will get the evening started with a free concert on the beach at Arkansas Avenue at 5 pm. The Armed Forces Parade will follow at 6 pm and run until 8 pm. The Charlie Daniels Band and its country/southern rock sound will cap off the evening with another free concert on the beach at Arkansas Avenue at 8 pm immediately following the conclusion of the parade.
Monday’s entertainment will kick off a week of spectacular events that includes the Atlantic City Airshow on Wednesday, August 13, 12-4 pm along the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk and its free, clean beaches.
- Sunday, August 10, Boardwalk Hall’s Adrian Phillips Ballroom will host a screening of the silent film, Wings, which was the first ever to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, at 7:30 pm. Organist Steven Ball will accompany the film by performing portions of the original score on the 4 manual/55 rank Kimball organ. Tickets are $20 and all proceeds benefit the Historic Organ Restoration Committee.
- Sunday, August 10, the CRDA’s free Movies Under the Stars will feature the Robert Redford film “All is Lost” at BrightonPark on the Boardwalk at dusk.
- Monday, August 11, the CRDA’s free Movies Under the Stars will feature the Tom Hanks film “Captain Phillips” at Historic Gardner’s Basin at dusk.
- Tuesday, August 12, is the popular Atlantic City Airshow’s practice day along the Boardwalk where you can catch a glimpse of the show’s pilots performing practice maneuvers overhead.
- Tuesday, August 12, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, the original “Eddie & The Cruisers” platinum recording artists, and The Billy Walton Band will perform on the beach at Arkansas Avenue starting at 4 pm.
- Wednesday, August 13, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, known for hits such as “Good Lovin”, “Groovin”, and “How Can I Be Sure”, will also be performing on the beach at Arkansas Avenue at 4 pm after the Airshow.
- Wednesday, August 13, Island Jam will perform at KennedyPlaza on the Boardwalk at 7 pm during the Atlantic City Free Public Library’s International Night Series.
- Thursday, August 14, Kameelah Samar Quartet & Dwayne Davis Quartet will perform at KennedyPlaza on the Boardwalk from 7-10 pm during the 15th Annual Chicken Bone Beach Historical Foundation’s Jazz on the Beach free concert series.
- Friday, August 15, the Atlantic City Farmers Market will be at the BartramAvenuePark and the Boardwalk from 9 am – 3 pm.
- Friday, August 15, the CRDA’s free Movies Under the Stars will feature “Tad, The Lost Explorer” at Bartram Place and the Boardwalk at dusk.
- Saturday, August 16, the City of Atlantic City’s Annual Free Summer Concert Series at Historic Gardner’s Basin will feature musical acts “Soul Generation” at 2 pm, “The Jones Girls” at 4 pm and “The S.O.S. Band” at 6 pm.
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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 statewide, investing nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. 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. CRDA responsibilities expanded to include Land Use Regulation, Clean and Safe initiatives, group and leisure tourism marketing, attracting and retaining conventions and meetings at the Atlantic CityConvention Center and Boardwalk Hall, and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to brand and market Atlantic City. Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority division of CRDA is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International.