The Atlantic City Seafood Music Festival Will Be Better Than Ever

by Lauren Kim
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For those of you that missed out on the Belmar Seafood Festival, fear not! The Atlantic City Seafood and Music Festival will occur on June 24-26, 2022 presented by Steel Pier. Similar to the Belmar festival, this event is a three-day extravaganza. Atlantic City’s oldest amusement park will showcase food, activities, music and more. 

The Country Music Lineup

Seafood and music lovers will unite at this buffet-style event that features live entertainment from various artists. Friday features The Cranked Up Country Band. Saturday’s lineup includes the Killer B’s, Jimmy & the Parrots and Best of the Eagles. On Sunday, Glenn Roberts, E Street Shuffle and Sensational Soul Cruisers will be the closing acts of the night.

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Ticket and Admission Information

Several admission options are available for this event. General admission is free on Friday while Saturday and Sunday require an $11 fee. VIP Access tickets are available only on Saturday and Sunday for $80 per person. The VIP Access ticket includes general admission, an open bar, seafood buffet, private restroom and a premium stage view, not to mention the freedom of re-entry so you can go visit the beach and come back as you please! 

What to Expect on the Menu

The seafood bar includes crab legs, shrimp, fish & chips, mac & cheese and more. The menu consists of all-American cuisine as well as delectable treats and desserts. These delicious foods are cooked on-site using freshly sourced ingredients from local restaurants and seafood vendors from across the East Coast. The bars feature beer gardens, frozen alcoholic drinks and a full-service liquor bar. There will also be a variety of smoothies and soft drinks/sodas for the kids.

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Entertainment and Other Activities

As a family-friendly event, the Atlantic City Seafood and Music Festival has partnered with Lehigh Valley Hot Air to offer quite literally an elevated festival experience for its attendees. Those interested in a hot-air balloon ride can purchase tickets ahead of time here. Adults 11 and older are $25 per person while children 10 and under are $20. 

Those that are afraid of heights can check out the other activities available on the ground. The kid’s zone serves as an opportunity for young children to expend their extra energy. Characters dressed up for pictures and face painting vendors are sure to leave lasting memories. And let’s not forget the rides and games galore that await us. 

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 All guests are welcome to explore the vendor village and channel their shopaholic side. Here they can browse and purchase crafts, jewelry, home decor, and other unique, one-of-a-kind pieces from local shore businesses. 

If you are determined to attend a Jersey Shore seafood festival by the end of the summer I recommend you jump at the chance now. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets! This event is set to occur rain or shine. 

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Lauren is the Editorial Assistant Intern at New Jersey Digest. She is a rising sophomore at Rutgers University New Brunswick where she studies Journalism & Media Studies. She was most drawn to the storytelling aspect of The Digest's publication. When she's not reading or writing, you can find her at the all-you-can-eat sushi buffet eating an obscenely large, yet affordable meal, or running the trails of South Jersey. She looks forward to writing articles that tell a story and continuing her sushi escapades all throughout this summer.

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1 comment

Jessica June 21, 2022 - 12:50 pm

Unfortunately Belmar was very disappointing they were only a couple local vendors and the rest cater towards fried seafood like a carnival.

Hopefully this can get some more local vendors instead of crap food


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