TidalWave, Frantic City music festivals in Atlantic City return in summer 2023

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The Jersey Shore summer of 2023 beach music festival scene has become a lot clearer heading into the holidays.

Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean and Brooks & Dunn were announced on Tuesday, Nov. 29, as the headliners of the second annual TidalWave Music Festival, set for Aug. 11 to 13 on the beach in Atlantic City.

Cooper Alan, Priscilla Block, Lindsay Ell, Randy Houser, Corey Kent, Dustin Lynch, Jo Dee Messina, Jelly Roll, Lily Rose, Dylan Scott, Nate Smith, Cole Swindell, Mitchell Tenpenny, Hailey Whitters, DeeJay Silver and more will also perform. Tickets start at $259 and presales begin on Tuesday, Dec. 13, with general public sales starting on Friday, Dec. 16.

TidalWave is presented by Country Nation and Live Nation in partnership with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority and the City of Atlantic City. Visit tidalwavefest.com for more information.

Meanwhile, organizers of the Frantic City indie rock fest, which also debuted in AC last year, have stated that their fest is returning in 2023.

The Instagram account cryptically posted a pic of the 1980 album called “Frantic City” by Canadian punkers Teenage Head with the caption: “We plan on making another visit to Frantic City soon. Keep your eyes on this page for details.”

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Yo La Tengo, Snail Mail, Bouncing Souls, Rocket from the Crypt, funnyman Fred Armisen and more played the inaugural Frantic City on Sept. 24 at the Orange Loop Amphitheater, a block from the ocean on South New York Avenue. Visit franticcitynj.com for more info.

Also in Atlantic City, Blink-182 and Paramore will headline the inaugural pop-punk and emo themed Adjacent Music Festival, set for May 27 and 28 on the beach in Atlantic City. Turnstile, Coheed and Cambria, Japanese Breakfast, Jimmy Eat World, Wheatus, Idles, and Beach Bunny are also scheduled to perform. There will be a big Jersey presence with Thursday, Midtown, Bleachers, Front Bottoms, Folly, and L.S. Dunes featuring Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance. Visit adjacentfestival.com for more info.

Rick Ross, Yung Gravy, Limp Bizket and Steve Aoki are among the first wave of artists to be announced for the upcoming 20th anniversary Bamboozle Festival, May 5 to 7, at the city's Bader Field, on the water in Lakes Bay. Visit bamboozlefestival.com for more info.

In Wildwood, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker and Kid Rock are the headliners for the 2023 Barefoot Country Music Festival, which takes place June 15 to 18 on the beach there. Visit barefootcountrymusicfest.com for more info.

In Asbury Park, the Sea.Hear.Now music, art and surfing fest on the beach and Bradley Park has announced that it will take place Sept. 16 and 17 next year. The 2022 version took place on Sept. 17 and 18 with Green Day and Stevie Nicks headlining. Visit www.seahearnowfestival.com for more info.

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Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; cjordan@app.com.

This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: Jersey Shore 2023 music fests: TidalWave, Frantic City in AC return