Jersey Shore Nightlife Guide

Jersey Shore Nightlife Guide

Join us this weekend as we explore the variety of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs that offer live music for an exciting night out down the Shore! Our selected tunes encompass all genres of sound—live DJs, rock and roll covers, solo acoustic, and more.

We’ve listed the below venues of the Jersey Shore from North to South, starting at Long Beach Island and travelling down the coast to the tip of Cape May. 

If you want to add your favorite live music location, e-mail us directly at and we’ll be sure to include it in next week’s list!

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Joe Pops Bar and Restaurant
Wednesday July 17: The Nerds, 10 pm
Thursday July 18: The Benjamins, 10 pm
Friday July 19: High 5 Swan Dive, 10 pm
Saturday July 20: The Event Horizon, 10 pm

The Gateway
Thursday July 18: Joey D. Rockin’ Oldies, 7 pm
Friday July 19: The Drunken Clams, 8 pm
Saturday July 20: No Clue, 8 pm

Nardi’s Tavern
Wednesday July 17: Jumper, 10 pm
Thursday July 18: Pasta and Sinatra, 5-9 pm; Triple Rail Turn, 10 pm
Friday July 19: Tim Gysin, 5-9 pm; Radio Tokyo, 10 pm
Saturday July 20: Third Watch, 5-9 pm; Pulse, 10 pm
Sunday July 21: The Dave Christopher Band, 5-9 pm; Mr. Love Joy, 10 pm

Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club
Wednesday July 17: The Pickles, 4-7 pm; Ginger Coyle, 7-10 pm, The Fire Pits; Matt Fisher, 7-10 pm; The Pickles, 10:30 pm-2 am
Thursday July 18: Jay Robinson, 4-7 pm; Ginger Coyle, 7-10 pm, The Fire Pits
Friday July 19: Ted Hammock and the Pickles, 4-7 pm; Mike “Mitch” Corliss, 7-10 pm; The Pickles, 10 pm-2 am

Saturday July 20: The Nerds,3:30-7:30 pm; The Zoo, 10 pm-2 am
Sunday July 21: Shorty Long and the Jersey Horns, 3:30-7:30 pm; Ted Hammock and Matt Fisher, 10 pm-2 am

Atlantic City
Gypsy Bar at the Borgata
Wednesday July 17: Goodman Fiske, 9 pm
Thursday July 18: Kevin Miller’s Smashed, 10 pm
Friday July 19: JJ Rupp, 7-10 pm; The Benjamins, 11 pm
Saturday July 20: Band of Make Believe, 7-10 pm; Peat Moss and The Fertilizers, 11 pm
Sunday July 21: Lifespeed, 9 pm

Haven Nightclub at the Golden Nugget
Thursday July 18: Tony Arzadon and DJ CX, 11 pm-4 am
Friday July 19: DJ Stellar, 11 pm-4 am
Saturday July 20: DJ Stevie J, 10 pm-4 am

Rush Lounge at the Golden Nugget
Wednesday July 17: Lisa Bouchelle, 8 pm-12 am
Thursday July 18: Dane Anthony, 8 pm-12 am
Friday July 19: Crash the Party, 6-10 pm
Saturday July 20: Bobby and Kit, 6-10 pm; No Standards, 10 pm-2 am
Sunday July 21: Laura Lea, 8 pm-12 am

Sea Isle City
Dead Dog Saloon
Wednesday July 17: Dynasty Marie, 9:30 pm
Thursday July 18: Shawn Durnin, 9:30 pm
Friday July 19:
 Joe O’Brien, 9:30 pm
Saturday July 20: Nicki Sbaffoni, 9:30 pm
Sunday July 21: Rich Baker, 9:30 pm

Kix McNutley's
Thursday July 18: Dylan Perry, 5 pm; Bill Caterini, 8 pm; The Chatterband, 9:30 pm
Friday July 19:
 Jim Shaw, 5 pm; Quizzo with Hot Sounds, 6 pm; Dean Dunlevy, 8 pm; The Chatterband, 1:30 am
Saturday July 20: Sean Breslin, 5 pm; Syd Kelly, 8 pm; Sensational Soul Cruisers, 9:30 pm
Sunday July 21: Generation Mike, 4 pm; The Heartbeats, 7 pm; Bill Caterini, 8 pm; Sensational Soul Cruisers, 1:30 am

La Costa Lounge and Deck Bar
Wednesday July 17: Tyler Kingsley, 8 pm, The Deck
Thursday July 18: CJ and Kevin, 8 pm, The Deck
Friday July 19: Jumper, 8 pm, The Deck; Split Decision, 10 pm, The Lounge
Saturday July 20: The Insiders, 8 pm, The Deck; The Stereo Giants, 10 pm, The Lounge
Sunday July 21: The Insiders, 8 pm, The Deck; Jerry Blavat, 8 pm, The Lounge; Split Decision, 10 pm, The Lounge

The Ocean Drive
Wednesday July 17: Mike Thompson, 5 pm; Secret Service, 9 pm
Thursday July 18: Gypsy Wisdom, 5 pm
Friday July 19: Kim and Tonic, 5-9 pm, The Sandbar
Saturday July 20: Secret Service, 4-10; Kristen and The Noise with DJ Freezie, 9 pm, The Main Stage
Sunday July 21: Secret Service, 4-10 pm; Go Go Gadget with DJ Montone, 9 pm

The Springfield Inn
Wednesday July 17: The Way Outs, 8 pm, The Deck
Thursday July 18: DJ Aiden Scott, 8 pm, The Deck
Friday July 19: Hugh and Bob, 8 pm, The Deck; Prep School and DJ Kevin Kong, 10 pm
Saturday July 20: Barclay Mo, 8 pm, The Deck; The Juliano Brothers, 8 pm; Victoria Watt’s Band with DJ Redline, 10 pm
Sunday July 21: Rad and Kell, 4 pm, The Deck; The Way Outs, 8 pm; LeCompt and DJ Brother Mike, 10 pm

Rock ‘N Chair
Wednesday July 17: Mark Fisher, 7 pm
Thursday July 18: Que, 8 pm
Saturday July 20: Cornerboys, 10 pm
Sunday July 21: Jonny’s Cousin Steve, 7 pm

Windrift Hotel
Thursday July 18: Jim Bannach, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; The Exceptions, 8 pm, Beach Bar; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Level 2
Friday July 19: Darin MacDonald, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Beach Bar; Marquee, 9:30 pm, Beach Bar
Saturday July 20: Jim Bannach, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Beach Bar; The Chatterband, 9:30 pm, Beach Bar
Sunday July 21: Juliano Brothers, 4 pm, Beach Bar; Jim Doran, 5 pm, Level 2; Darin MacDonald, 6 pm, Signature Lounge; DJ Jules, 8 pm, Beach Bar

Stone Harbor
Buckets Margarita Bar and Cantina
Wednesday July 17: AJ Jesson, 8-11 pm
Thursday July 18:
 Ray McGeehan, 8-11 pm

Friday July 19: Rafael Ponde, 8-11 pm
Saturday July 20:Ken Shiles and Val Vuolo, 8-11 pm
Sunday July 21: Brandon Ireland, 8-11 pm

Fred’s Tavern
Friday July 19: Johnny Phatt, 9 pm
Saturday July 20: 1 Fish 2 Fish, 9 pm

Dogtooth Bar and Grill
Wednesday July 17: Bronson Tennis, 9 pm
Saturday July 20: Amy Faden, 10 pm

Mulligan’s Shore Bar and Grill
Friday July 19: Dion Paci, 9 pm
Saturday July 20: Billy McGovern, 9 pm

Cape May

Cabanas on the Beach
Thursday July 18: Animal House, 9 pm
Friday July 19: DJ Korey Oates, 9:30 pm

Saturday July 20: The Big House Band, 9:30 pm
Sunday July 21:Shot of Southern, 6-10 pm

Mad Batter
Wednesday July 17: The Squares, 7-10 pm
Thursday July 18: Andy Reeves, 7-10 pm
Friday July 19: Camille Peruto, 7-10 pm
Saturday July 20:Greg Carpenter and Lara, 7-10 pm

Staying local this weekend? Check out our South Jersey Nightlife Guide!

Author: - Editorial Staff



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