This summer, Bill Burr, Halsey, Stephen Colbert, and Alanis Morissette will all visit the Garden State.
The performances will be the focus of the brand-new North to Shore summer music, comedy, film, and arts festival, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday.
The multi-city festival will take place over three weekends in June in Newark, Asbury Park, and Atlantic City. Murphy wants it to surpass the well-known South by Southwest festival in size and quality.
“We said, you know what, the hell with it, man,” Murphy quipped at the expense of the Austin, Texas festival. Do this in Jersey, please. Let’s launch a festival that is all our own. Do it the way we see fit. Celebrate our differences.
We’ll hopefully be able to look down on what Texas is doing in a few years and not try to duplicate it, he added.
The Following Weekends Are Planned for North to Shore:
• June 4-11 in Atlantic City
• June 14-18 in Asbury Park
• June 21-25 in Newark
Although the schedule isn’t finalized yet, according to Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, there will be something for everyone during the four-day weekend.
He added, “We will be announcing a significant R&B performance at venerable Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall, but we can’t divulge the specifics just yet.
Also, he is thrilled to provide emerging and less well-known musicians a platform.
We’re excited to host because one thing about Atlantic City is that we absolutely know how to party, said Small. “Our beaches will be open,” he added.