Video: Cancelled Beach Concerts Disappoints Both Fans and City Officials
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The threat of what Hermine could have done at the Jersey Shore lead Atlantic City to cancel the last two of its ticket sale beach concerts. Citing safety concerns, the city, along with Live Nation, made the call last Friday to cancel country act Florida Georgia Line, set for Saturday, and pop punk band Blink-182, scheduled to perform on Monday. Officials were hoping that these two concerts would generate extra revenue for the struggling shore resort. While the Jersey Shore was spared from the worst case scenario, forecasters had predicted tidal surges, coastal flooding with high tides, and high wind gusts from tropical storm Hermine. Nearly 100,000 fans were expected to attend the shows. Refunds for both concerts are being made via the point of purchase. The final show for this year's Atlantic City beach concert series is scheduled for September 22nd, with headliners Bell Biv Devoe and En Vogue. Free tickets are available at Ticketmaster.