NEWARK – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy took the stage at NJPAC’s Prudential Hall Tuesday along with NJPAC President and CEO John Schreiber, Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka and Asbury Park Mayor John Moor to announce to announce extraordinary three-city celebration of arts and technology kicking off June 7 in Atlantic City.

The inaugural, month-long festival will showcase the talent, diversity and creativity the state  has to offer. Hosted by three incredible and unique cities, Atlantic City (June 7–11), Asbury Park (June 14–18) and Newark (June 21–25), the “North to Shore Festival” will bring together 50+ venues for an unprecedented celebration of New Jersey excellence, aligned with Murphy’s vision for a festival worthy of the Garden State’s legacy in the arts and innovation.

“Today, we are thrilled to announce North to Shore — New Jersey’s first multi-city festival celebrating the very best of music, comedy, film, and technology,” Murphy said. “This superstar event, held over three weekends in June, will attract folks from all over, creating another great reason for tourists to visit the Garden State, as well as opportunities for local businesses in three of our iconic cities to shine. These festivals will generate economic activity and have a significant impact on our region, and we look forward to shining a light on the diversity, creativity, and energy that makes New Jersey unique this summer.”

“Beyond our global superstar headliners, North to Shore will also showcase the headliners of tomorrow. From producers to artists, filmmakers to comedians, this month-long celebration will also serve as an opportunity to elevate dozens of local performers and talent,” Tammy Murphy said. “We look forward to sharing New Jersey’s exceptional culture with the rest of the country and enjoying a festival that will undoubtedly be like no other.”

The North to Shore Festival is expected to both shine a spotlight on the state’s artistic and technological prowess and boost its economy at the start of the summer season.

“As I like to say, ‘We Live, We Lit, We Outside!’ in Atlantic City and this festival proves it,” Small said. “We have such a rich history when it comes to arts and entertainment in the great City of Atlantic City. Not only is our city a prime location for filming award-winning productions, but our legacy is built upon groundbreaking artistry. We are honored to be chosen by Governor Murphy as one of the hosts of the North to Shore Festival and cannot wait to welcome even more diverse talents to our beautiful city this summer.”

The festival includes global headliners such as Halsey, Santana, the B52s, Remember Jones, Bill Burr, Jay Wheeler, Stephen Colbert with Jim Gaffigan, Alanis Morissette with Aimee Mann, Marisa Monte, Daymond John, Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, Natalie Merchant, The Smithereens, Brian Fallon, Southside Johnny and dozens more. More acts will be added to the schedule daily.

The lineup highlights both New Jersey’s own and those who know that our state is the place to be seen. More artists are being added to the Festival schedule daily. In addition to musical performances, the festival will include stand-up comedy shows, thought-provoking conversations with leaders in business, technology  and clean energy, and film screenings.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, New Jersey Travel and Tourism, NJM Insurance, PSEG and RWJBarnabas Health are providing support for the event.

Tickets for the North to Shore Festival will go on sale on Friday, March 17 at

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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.