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Friday the 5th!  Five bands to check out in the Atlantic City, NJ, area

Summer on the Jersey Shore is officially here!

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all 97.3 ESPN readers and listeners.

A popular feature on our show has become Happy Hour Friday, where we share our favorite beers and get suggestions from our listeners to try new ones.

Summer, cold drinks and live music don’t get any better, so here are five bands to check out this weekend in South Jersey.

1. Kono Nation, the Hard Rock lobby bar.

This fun band plays Fridays from 5-9pm and plays a bit of everything. Classic rock and Top 40 are in the wheelhouse, but they’re pretty versatile. I saw them play at Bally’s Yard and they’ve become the bands I look for if I’m in town.

Here is their list of songs.

2. Dead Reckoning, Robert’s Place in Margate

If you’re a fan of Greatful Dead and some laid back Jams, these guys nail it. I have seen them several times and will definitely see them again this summer. They will play Saturday 6-9 at Robert’s in Margate.

3. GoodMan Fiske, The Yark at Bally

These guys will get you ready for the Adjacent Festival with a great collection of all things Top 40, Dance, Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B, Country, Oldies and more!

I’ve seen these guys many times and they always draw a lot of people and fill the dance floor.

They go on stage Friday at 10 p.m.

4. The Sensational Soul Cruisers, The Point at Somers Point or Sweetwater River Deck.

For generations, the Sensational Soul Cruisers have entertained the Jersey Shore with their catalog of 60s, 70s and 80s Old School, Classic Soul, RnB, Motown and Disco hits.

The party never stops with this 11-piece band, so catch them on Saturday at 7-11 p.m. at The Point in Somers Point or Sunday at Sweetwater River Deck.

5. The Part-Timers, Yesterday’s Creekside Tavern

These guys are fun, lots of sublime, cool 90s vibes. I’ve seen them play a few Breweies and around the Cape May area at Rusty Nail. Definitely a chil Sunday vibe, when they take the stage at 7:30 a.m. in thw Yard at Yesterday’s.

South Jersey’s best bars for live music and good drinks


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