The summer festival field may become even more crowded this June with a proposed three-day event at Bader Field in Atlantic City. AC mayor Lorenzo Langford spoke about the festival earlier this month at a luncheon and according to an Atlantic City Weekly report, mentioned that a big-time promoter is putting said festival together.
To be clear, the only confirmed news is that Langford is in negotiations with the promoter. There’s no official word yet on who will take part in the planned event, though DMBNews.net has linked the festival to the Dave Matthews Band – a group that recently announced it will throw a few multi-day, multi-band events in 2011. Bader Field is a long walk from the “strip,” where fans would most likely stay.
[Bader Field's current state via iirraa]
Atlantic City legend Pinky Kravitz weighed in on the potential event in his Pinky’s Corner column from December 30th and dropped a name of interest to our readers…
An interview with Mayor Lorenzo Langford that will appear at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on “WMGM TV 40 Presents Pinky” revealed he is working on a music festival that will be held at Bader Field. Mike Clark, reporter for The Press of Atlantic City, broke the story and noted that City Council had approved the negotiation currently under way. This festival would be similar to Bonnaroo, held at a farm in Tennessee, or Lollapalooza in the middle of Chicago’s Grant Park. The concert could have multiple groups over three days, or it could be a festival with Phish as the only band.
Many who attended Phish’s Boardwalk Hall shows last October appreciated the relatively cheap and plentiful accommodations and the locals were thrilled with the injection of money into the hurting city’s economy. It remains to be seen whether this June multi-band event or other potential concerts later in the summer at Bader Field come to fruition, but we’ll keep you posted.