September Is Reason To Smile at Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Properties

Don’t be upset that September is coming. Atlantic City and Caesars, Harrah’s Resort and Bally’s have a slew of exciting things happening this particular month that you’ll be sure to smile! More than once, too. And don’t forget how gorge Atlantic City weather is in September. Perfection.

 

Entertainment

Let’s start out with those Sweet September Thursdays. What’s that, you ask? Cake? Not exactly. Amazing shows from some of your favorite classic artists that will hit The Concert Venue at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City weekly!

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We’re talking The Dovells (You Can’t Sit Down) & The Trampps (Disco Inferno) on September 4th, Jay & The Americans (Come A Little Bit Closer) on September 11th, The Platters (Great Pretender) on September 18th and The Manhattans (Kiss And Say Goodbye) on September 25th! Don’t these hits just make you feel happy and think of the good ‘ol days?

If you’re looking to stay happy after the show on one of these fabulous Sweet September Thursdays, you should make a night out of it at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City! Click here for an overnight stay, show tickets and credit to the Waterfront Buffet!

 

Food, Food & More Food

There’s about to be some good eating and drinking going on in September too! First off, it’s Milkshake Month. Let’s just take a moment to get excited about that awesomeness because who doesn’t love a milkshake?!

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Seriously. Score a Heath Bar Cappuccino Milkshake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Milkshake, Raspberry Vanilla Milkshake, Creamsicle Milkshake, Reeses Peanut Butter Milkshake or Strawberry Shortcake Milkshake from Cafe Roma at Caesars Atlantic City all month long. Even better – spike it for an extra $4! That’s what we call the best of both worlds, right there!

Guy Fieri’s Chophouse at Bally’s Atlantic City will also offer the Guy’s Berry Cheese Shake Challenge in September: A mixture of Guy’s Ultimate Cheesecake, fresh assorted berries and chocolate covered pretzels and chips! HELL-O.

Then on September 13th and 14th…The Atlantic City Seafood Festival returns to Bader Field!

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What can you expect this year?

  • Over 50 restaurants & culinary personalities
  • children’s activities
  • cooking demos
  • live music
  • local arts and artists
  • wine seminars and tastings

Click here to book a special room rate at Bally’s Atlantic City and maximize your time at this yearly Atlantic City celebration!

 

There She Is….

SO excited to be saying this again in Atlantic City…MISS AMERICA!

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Hard to believe that it’s almost been one year since Nina Davuluri was crowned on the Boardwalk Hall Stage. But the Miss America hype doesn’t just exist that one special day in September. Mark your calendars for September 3rd through the 14th because there will be a lot of fabulous festivities going on that you absolutely won’t want to miss! Check out the biggies:

  • September 3rd: The 2015 Miss America Arrival Ceremony at Kennedy Plaza on the Atlantic City Boardwalk – 4:30 p.m. – Come show your support for your favorite state and welcome the 53 Miss America hopefuls to this sweet land of AC. Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri, will also be on hand for the first of many speeches during this time. This event is free and open to the public!
  • September 9th, 10th & 11th: 2015 Miss America Preliminary Competitions at Boardwalk Hall – 7:00 p.m. – Tickets for Miss America prelims range from $19.55 to $50.00. Come witness the finalists be named! Click here for tickets.
  • September 13th: Show Us Your Shoes Parade on the Atlantic City Boardwalk – 5:00 p.m. – Catch another glimpse of the 53 contestants along with the Forever Miss Americas, fabulous floats, celebrities, military heroes, bands and more march the historic route from Garden Pier to Albany Avenue. Purchase parade tickets here or from the Boardwalk Hall Box Office.
  • September 14th: 2015 Miss America Final Night of Competition – 8 p.m. – History will be made!

 

And There She Is Again…

2014 Miss'd America Pageant

Two weeks after Miss America 2015 is crowned, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City will play host to the 2014 Miss’d America Pageant hosted by Carson Kressley on September 28th! A pre-party will be held at Eden Lounge to kick off the festivities at 5 p.m. and the pageant will follow at 7 p.m. in The Concert Venue. Check out these sexy queens strut their stuff in the categories of swimsuit, evening gown and interview! Proceeds from this event will go to benefit the Schultz Hill Foundation. Then celebrate the winner directly after with an epic party at The Pool After Dark. It’s sure to be the party of parties, ya’ll. And since you’ll be taking it well into the wee hours of the morning, you might as well book this special Miss’d America room rate at Harrah’s Resort!

 

And Then We Drink 

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Happy to say that the Do AC Boardwalk Wine Promenade will be back again this year to close out this amazing month! Taste your way through over 100 wines and champagnes selected by expert and media personality Leslie Sbrocco, nibble on some gourmet eats from Guy Fieri’s Chophouse, Harry’s Oyster Bar and more and enjoy live music! Be responsible and book a room at Bally’s September 26th or 27th with this special room rate.

 

That’s a lot of fun, right? We weren’t kidding! So turn that end of summer frown upside down! There’s plenty of things to look forward to in September at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Bally’s and throughout Atlantic City! 

Your 2014 Total AC Blog Labor Day Weekend Preview

SO hard to believe that another Labor Day Weekend is at our heels again! It feels like it was just 4th of July…always goes so fast! Oh well, all we can do is celebrate…right?!  And you know we always do just that at Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, Showboat Atlantic City and Bally’s Atlantic City. Let’s see what’s on tap for Labor Day Weekend 2014, shall we?

Friday – August, 29th

SAVAGE MEN at Bally’s Atlantic City

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6 p.m. (9 p.m. Saturday)

If you’re really looking forward to raise the temperature, look no further than the Savage Men male strip show at Blue Martini at Bally’s Atlantic City! To recap, these Atlantic City male strippers bring all of your fantasies to life for a couple hours. You know, the construction worker, the navy pilot, the GQ and such.  Girls who really get in on the action are called up on stage for a “hot seat” surprise, but that’s not to say you don’t get some good stuff being a part of the crowd too. Special “massage therapists” scour the crowd between acts for some extra fun. (Get to know some of the guys here). You get the idea. General admission tickets are $28 in advance or $38 at the door while VIP are $48 in advance or $58 at the door. Ticket holders also score free admission into Dusk Nightclub at Caesars after the show with one complimentary drink!

 

MOVIES UNDER THE STARS AT Bartram Place & The Beach

Atlantic City

Dusk

If you’re looking for some family fun this Labor Day weekend or you’re obsessed with Disney’s Frozen in your adulthood (and we KNOW there are some of you out there that are…don’t even pretend you’re not), plop down in the sand, feel the breeze in your hair, gaze out into the ocean (when your eyes aren’t glued to the big screen, and let it go with your fav new flick! Did we mention that it’s free too?

 

JOURNEY at Caesars Atlantic City

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9 p.m.

Doesn’t “Don’t Stop Believin” just renew your faith in life every time you hear it? Hearing and seeing it live would be out of this world, life-changing! Especially at a venue as intimate as The Circus Maximus at Caesars. Then there’s “Open Arms”, “Any Way You Want It”, “Faithfully” and more to add to that list. Plus, have you seen this story about the new frontman? Everyone’s dream, pretty much.

 

At this time the show is sold out, but keep checking back for tickets if you’ll be around!

 

CASADEE POPE at House Of Blues Atlantic City

Cassadee Pope

9 p.m.

Any The Voice fans in the house? Cassadee Pope may have been the best so far to emerge from #TeamBlake. Let’s face it, she topped the Billboard AND iTunes Country charts with just her first release and has already won a CMT Award for this vid, right here.

 

On another note, this show will be the last at House Of Blues Atlantic City at Showboat. Click here to purchase tickets as this concert will make for a meaningful sendoff.

 

AQUA FRIDAYS MYSTERY GUEST PERFORMANCE SERIES at Pool After Dark

mystery guest

10 p.m.

ANOTHER Mystery Guest will ascend on/over/in (choose your preposition of choice) The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City this Friday night! Ja Rule and Petey Pablo were the most recent mystery performers unveiled as of late. Who will it be this time? Doors open at 10 and cover starts at $10. Click here to purchase advanced tickets and hit up 609-441-5585 for VIP reservations!

 

DJ N9NE at Dusk Nightclub

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10 p.m.

Fav ones and twos master, DJ N9NE will be at Dusk Nightclub at Caesars this Friday to kick off your Labor Day Weekend! Did you know that you get free admission before midnight? Along with $5 cocktails, beers and shots? Why wouldn’t you start the party here?

 

Saturday – August 30th 

ZZ TOP & JEFF BECK with TYLER BRYANT at Harrah’s Resort

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8 p.m.

ZZ Top = superstars. Jeff Beck = legendary. Together?! Are you kidding?! We don’t think there’s a word for that. But it’s more than mind-blowingly extraordinary. Both Rock legends in their own right, one a little more boogie, one a little more jazz, let these gentleman take you through 40 years of authentic rock n’ roll. The show is currently sold out, but keep checking back for last minute releases!

 

EPIC SATURDAYS featuring NICK HOGAN at The Pool After Dark

Nick Hogan

10 p.m.

Don’t stop the party! Make The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort your place to be Saturday night and get down to a live DJ set by Nick Hogan! Additional sets will be provided by DJs Eddie Edge and Ed Smooth! Doors open at 10, pricing starts at $20. Clicky clicky here for advanced tix. Dial 609-441-5585 for bottle service!

 

Sunday – August 31st

AEROSMITH at Boardwalk Hall

Aerosmith

7:30 p.m.

Steven Tyler and Aerosmith will hit Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall stage along with Guns N’ Roses’ Slash for the ultimate rocking, Labor Day weekend party! “Let Rock Rule” is the name of the show and no doubt, these rock geniuses will do just that. You might want to run and not walk this way for tickets because we’re guessing there won’t be any left in the near future! Get on it and rock on.

 

END OF SUMMER BLOWOUT with DJ PAULY D at The Pool After Dark

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10 p.m.

And we’re not talking about his hair. This will be one of the biggest Atlantic City nightlife celebrations of the summer, people! Jersey Shore it up at the Jersey Shore! It’s Labor Day! Click here for advanced tickets. Cover starts at $20 and doors open at 10! You don’t want to miss this one. Trust.

 

And those are the biggies going on at Caesars, Harrah’s Resort, Showboat, Bally’s and the rest of Atlantic City this Labor Day weekend. Of course all of your favorite bars and lounges will be poppin’ with live music and all that good stuff. As usual, have a happy and safe one, folks! We love when you party with us!

 

5 Must Have Cocktails from The Steakhouse at Harrah’s Resort

You probably know The Steakhouse at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City as a fine dining establishment home to some of the finest cuts of beef and freshest fare you can get in Atlantic City. True statement. However you may not know that The Steakhouse also offers a to-die-for beverage menu consisting of anything and everything you can think of (including Sake) and a multitude of “Brown Goods”, Vodka and Gin original cocktails. Like…we’ve never been blessed with a drink list so long. And it wasn’t even our birthday or anything. Just a regular, ‘ol day at The Steakhouse. Check out our 5 must haves, below.

Apple Crisp 

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This one is bangin’, ya’ll! On the sweeter side if you like it like that. Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka, Tuaca, Lemon, Cinnamon and Pure Cane Sugar. Hence the sweetness. But sooooo, sooooo good! Slides down as easy as water too. Mmm!

 

Perfect Gentleman 

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The perfect bittersweet selection! Gentleman Jack Whiskey, Noilly Prat dry and sweet vermouths and Angostura bitters.

 

Fireside 

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Can you feel the fire? We love the color on this one. And the subtle tartness. Tito’s Handmade Vodka (yes, hello), Cointreau, Noilly Prat sweet vermouth and angostura aromatic bitters with maraschino cherry and pomegranate liqours.

 

Empire Burlesque 

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Can we just say we loved this one in name alone? We didn’t think it was possible to love it any more….until we tasted it. Any gin peeps in the house? Bombay Sapphire Gin, Aperol, grapefruit, lemon and Angostura aromatic bitters.SO refreshing!

 

Kentucky Corpse Reviver #2 14 

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This one is not playin’. Obvi. Bookers Bourbon, Orange Curacao, Lillet Blanc and Lemon! How’s that for brown goods?

 

Bottoms up would be an understatement at this point. But you catch our drift. Did you know you could get such an array of amazing drink goodness at The Steakhouse at Harrah’s Resort? Sit down for an amazing meal with amazing cocktails (cause you can’t have one without the other!) Sundays through Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Fridays 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturdays 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.!

 

Trapeze Artist Kerren McKeeman Talks Cirque Du Soleil Varekai Preparation & More for Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Shows!

We’re excited on this fine Friday. Why?! Cirque De Soleil’s newest arena tour, Varekai, is currently at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall! If you’re ready to see incredible circus styles worldwide come together and take you to a magical land, this show is the one for you!

Come watch the journey of a young man as he falls from the sky and lands into a world of endless possibilities. Surrounded by fantastical creatures everywhere he turns, he will learn and choose a new path to a life of fresh discovery.

One of these “creatures”, Kerren McKeeman, will WOW you on the single point trapeze. Learn more of the role she plays in the journey of Icarus and her incredible preparation for this show in the interview, below.

Cirque Du Soleil Varekai

TAC: Your athletic journey into this kind of life started in acrobatics at age 7, before you made your way to the trapeze. How do these two these kinds of performance differ for you from a physical standpoint?

Kerren: Gymnastics, dance or anything like that is helping you with balance, but I think there’s a big difference between a competitive background and an artistic background and I went into that pretty early, so I was geared more towards performance versus competition at a much earlier age. All of my training was geared towards creating an act and being good in the air. With all circus acts, there’s a long history of technique, so I started with aesthetic trapeze which is kind of like a swing, it doesn’t move, and it’s a good way to get a base of skills.

TAC: How has your diet accompanying this lifestyle evolved over the years as your career has evolved?

Kerren: It certainly varies based on what you are doing. I’ve done different types of shows and when you change shows, you might change your choreography. In some shows I’ve been tumbling on the ground, doing trampoline, or being a hand-to-hand flyer. For shows that are very physically demanding, you have to keep up your energy so you might change your diet based on that. Other shows you might need less bulky muscle and need to be a little leaner, but it’s always a balance between enough protein for your muscle and enough energy to be able to give 100% to the show. All of us are constantly learning about this because it has to do with how much you sleep, how much you travel, and what you do during the day. Plus we live on the road, so sometimes you have to take what you can find.

TAC: What have you found works for this particular show?

Kerren: I try to eat a good balance of protein and fresh fruits and vegetables if we can find them. We have a really great catering staff that travels with us. The food that they feed us travels in trucks so their whole kitchen is portable and they are very aware of the different dietary needs that we all have and make many different meals for all of us every day.

TAC: What do you enjoy the most about your performance in this particular show of Cirque Du Soleil Varekai?

Kerren:  I love this character and I really love being a part of the story of this show. It’s pretty unique. A lot of circus shows are more cabaret style and are more entertainment, where this show really tries to bring different disciplines together to tell the story of Icarus after he falls so it picks up at the end of the Greek myth and interprets the rest of his journey. It’s very cool to be a part of a story like that.

TAC: What has your training been like for this show?

Kerren: My training began when I started trapeze a long time ago! I designed my act on the single point trapeze and I’ve been training that for many years. I started doing it with this show in January. When I arrived, there was a process to format it to the show. I had my act all ready, but we needed to make it fit the space and make it fit the character, so we had a team of about eight people from different departments coming together to talk about flights, costumes, music, choreography and bringing other people on stage with me to fill in my part of the storyline. It all came together pretty fast, but it was definitely a group effort.

TAC: What is your training like when you’re not on the road for a particular show?

Kerren: I like to do regular cardio and I’ll alternate back and forth between hand and shoulder strengthening and ab conditioning. It always depends on what we have available in the gym. When we are on the road, many hotel gyms don’t necessarily have a pull-up training bar, but here on site we have everything, so during my breaks I try to get that in.

TAC: What’s something about performing on the trapeze that might surprise people?

Kerren: This apparatus that I perform on is called the single point trapeze and it’s actually never been in Cirque Du Soleil before. You never really know unless you try and the circus is growing like never before right now , so there are a lot of places you can go to try out what you see in the show.

TAC: You’ve performed on four different types of trapeze acts professionally so far over your career. Do you have a favorite?

Kerren: I would have to say the one that I’m doing now. It’s just a combination of everything that I’ve done so far, so it really draws from my experiences and different coaches that I’ve worked with. It’s also the most dynamic so I really enjoy using the space while getting to fly.

TAC: Is there another kind of trapeze act that’s next on your list to conquer?

Kerren: I enjoy a lot of different types of trapeze. I enjoy working with a partner, so I guess we’ll see where this takes me!

Catch the final performances of Cirque Du Soleil’s Varekai at Boardwalk Hall tonight at 7:30 p.m., tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.! Click here to purchase tickets!

Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City Properties Offers Local Perks to Local New Jerseyans

Hellooooo New Jersey readers! Do you reside in the county of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean or Salem? If you answered YES to any of the following, it’s your lucky day because YOU get to take advantage of Local Perks from Caesars Atlantic City, Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City and Bally’s Atlantic City!

Local Perks by Total Rewards

Not only will you receive special offers (keep checking the Local Perks website and be sure to hit up a Total Rewards kiosk during your next visit to a Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City property), you will also be able to trade your Total Rewards comps for Total Rewards gift cards that can be used at some of your fav local establishments: Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern, Art Handler’s Appliance Center, Asia Supermarket, Casel’s Marketplace, Crazy Susan’s Cookies, Esthetica Salon and Spa, Joe Canal’s Discount Liqours, La Cosecha Supermarket, Raymour & Flanigan Furniture, Serago Roberts Jewelers, Tanger Outlets The Walk, Transit Tix and The Crab Trap.

Check out these two videos for some more in depth info:

 

 

So that’s why they say it Pays To Be Local! Don’t you agree? You’d be absolutely cray to pass up these Local Perks from Caesars, Harrah’s Resort and Bally’s. Get going with it! There’s a lot of fun to be had at a very low price!

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