ATLANTIC CITY – A three-day Dave Matthews Band festival during Bader
Field is approaching to beget $50 million to $70 million in revenue
to a resort, city officials pronounced Wednesday during a press conference
inside Boardwalk Hall to strictly announce a event.
The Grammy Award-winning rope will title any of the
festival’s 3 days — Jun 24, 25, 26 — along with during slightest 27
other bands via a festival, including O.A.R, The Flaming
Lips, Damian Marley and David Gray.
Band management, festival producers and city officials pronounced the
weekend is approaching to pull a ability 75,000 people, who will be
required to buy 3-day packages starting during $195, with VIP packages
priced during $825. Individual tickets expected will not be sold.
“This eventuality is certain to move inhabitant and international
recognition to Atlantic City as an party venue,” said
Maureen Siman, clamp boss of selling for a Atlantic City
Convention and Visitors Authority.
Dubbed a Dave Matthews Caravan, a Atlantic City unison will
be a initial of 4 DMB festivals to take place this year
throughout a nation celebrating a band’s 20th anniversary.
Ken MacDonald, a deputy of Starr Hill Presents, the
concert’s promoter, pronounced selecting Atlantic City as a caravan’s
first venue was an easy decision. He remarkable a city’s close
proximity to other vital cities, including New York, Philadelphia
and Washington D.C.
“That’s usually going to make us have a larger possibility for
success,” he said.
Three stages will underline during slightest 27 additional bands any day.
Other performers scheduled to seem embody Dr. Dog, Ray
LoMontagne, Amos Lee, Bassnectar, Thievery Corporation, Michael
Franti and Spearhead, Warren Haynes Band, Grace Potter the
Nocturnals, Guster and others. Plus, DMB members Carter Beauford
and Stefan Lessard will offer solo performances, and Matthews will
team adult with longtime co-operator Tim Reynolds for an acoustic
MacDonald pronounced there might be some-more bands combined to a setlist,
including a intensity for internal bands to play.
Organizers pronounced concert-goers will not be authorised to stay or
stay overnight during a field, notwithstanding a fact that a same 75,000
people will be ticketholders for all 3 days. The camping
prohibition is partial of an bid to kindle a area’s
Siman pronounced a management is conservatively raised an
economic impact of $50 million from a event, formed mostly on the
20,000 room nights that area casinos and hotels have dedicated to
Joseph Kelly, boss of a Greater Atlantic City Chamber,
said his classification is expecting about $70 million when
factoring in other income outlets.
The eventuality also outlines a initial time Bader Field, a closed
municipal airport, will be used as a unison venue. Mayor Lorenzo
Langford pronounced he hopes it is not a last.
“We’re looking for a long-range partnership,” Langford said
Wednesday. The mayor pronounced a eventuality will expected cost city taxpayers
about $200,000, a figure mostly formed on open reserve and public
works expenses. Langford pronounced a city took a regressive approach
to a event, anticipating to simply hoard adequate income to transparent its
expenses. After a initial Bader Field eventuality is complete, the
mayor pronounced a city will demeanour to gain on intensity concert
revenue for destiny performances.
Meanwhile, preparations for a unison are already
Employees from a city’s Public Works Department have been seen
clearing waste and have private some structures at a former
airport, including a control tower. The Atlantic City Fire
Department also achieved a tranquil bake during a site to clear
brush from a venue.
Tickets will go on sale for DMB’s fan bar – Warehouse – on
Monday, followed by a open sale Mar 25. A CitiCard member
presale will start Mar 21.
The full lineup and unison sum are accessible here.
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