Controversial 'Beach Glow' Festival Moves To Atlantic City
The non-profit electronic music concert BeachGlow will no longer be returning to it's original home in Wildwood, New Jersey over the 2015 Independence Day weekend.
According to the City of Wildwood, the concert posed a number of safety and security concerns and reportedly drew immediate criticism for profanities and statements promoting drug and alcohol use being amplified from the stage.
Despite the venue loss in Wildwood, the festival recently announced in a Facebook post that it will be relocating to Atlantic City on June 27th, 2015 and will continue to run as normal.
The Mayor of Atlantic City's Chief of Staff, Chris Filliciello stated that he does not expect the concert to pose any unusual problems for police. The Atlantic City council is, “trying to attract younger millennials and the next generation of fun-seekers to Atlantic City, especially in the summer,” Filliciello said. “We have beautiful beaches and a great Boardwalk and exciting nightlife. This is the generation that will be filling up our nightclubs and restaurants.”
Last year, BeachGlow's sold-out 7,000 person crowd helped raise $40,000 dollars for the American Red Cross to help those still suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. This year Beach Glow is donating to the Little Kids Rock which aims to transform children's lives by restoring and revitalizing music education by bringing programs and instruments to schools.
For tickets and more info, head to: http://beachglow.org