WILDWOOD — Plans to create a large beach concert and charitable weekend July 4 have been finalized Entertainment and event companies Boardwalk Entertainment Co and UpcomingEvents.com will present The Celebrate America Weekend that will kick off July 1 with a night festival and conclude on Mon., July 4 with a beach concert expecting to draw 40,000+ plus concertgoers with the fireworks that night. On Tues., May 17, a press conference will be held in Wildwood, NJ to announce all details, including the performing artists.
“We are proud to team up with Boardwalk Entertainment Co to produce this fantastic July 4th concert. We have booked a major legendary country music star that will surely please the crowds this holiday. Our goals include benefiting the local veterans as well as boosting the local economy,” said owner of UpcomingEvents.com, Dennis Gaudenzi. A large part of this event is the support of veterans. A portion of the sales will be donated back to Operation First Response, The Wildwood American Legion, The Wildwood Vietnam Vets, and the Michael Strange Foundation. Additionally, throughout the weekend, there will be seminars regarding Veteran issues such as homelessness and suicide. Veterans will be granted half priced admission for the Fri. and Sat. events, and will have opportunities to visit local attractions at a discount.
“The Fourth of July holiday is always a great time to be in the city of Wildwood,” said Commissioner Pete Byron. “This city is home to one of America’s best beaches. This year we will be hosting a spectacular range of entertainment that is sure to wow everyone.”
The weekend will kick off with a unique festival on Fri. night. Sat. and Sun. will be filled with even more music and charity focused events, while July 4 will showcase a mega country music artist. The concert on July 4 will begin at 2:00 p.m., and the headliner will perform beginning at 8:00 p.m. A break for fireworks will be included. With the legendary country performer taking the stage, the expected attendance is 40,000+ people.
“The goal for Boardwalk Entertainment Co is to provide entertainment for all audiences that is both memorable and affordable. We strive to create something that is like none other in the area. The Celebrate America Weekend will really showcase what our company and our partner UpcomingEvents.com has to offer the local communities. In addition to partnering with UpcomingEvents.com, we have selected Townsquare Media and Cat Country 107.3 as our media partner. These partnerships will create a great layout for the success of this event. We are eager and excited to have this opportunity, and look forward to l making this Fourth of July a memorable one,” said owner, Amanda Thomas. A press conference will be held on Tues., May 17 at 9:30 a.m. on Lincoln Ave beach, Wildwood. The name of the headlining country performer as well as details on the entire weekend of festivities will be announced. The press conference will be broadcast live on the Cat Country 107.3 Morning Show with Joe Kelly.
The press conference is open to the public and to the media.