Summer will end in glorious glory this year at Frantic City, the new music festival in Atlantic City, New Jersey, presented by OLA, HoldFast Records and Todd Abramson.
Frantic City will take place on September 24 at the Orange Loop Amphitheater in downtown Atlantic City, just steps from the famous boardwalk, with a lineup that includes Car Seat Headrest, Yo La Tengo, Snail Mail, Murder City Devils, Shannon and the Clams, Superchunk, The Raveonettes, Rocket from the Crypt, Samiam, Titus Andronicus, Protomartyr and Control Top, with debates moderated by Fred Armisen.
With regional vendors, top-notch dining options for all diets, a merch concierge, in a safe and comfortable location, Frantic City will be an experience not to be missed. Doors open at 11 a.m. Tickets on sale Friday here.
Discussing the origins of Frantic City, co-creator Joe HoldFast notes, “Todd and I were approached by Pat and Charlie de Bourre in Atlantic City. They asked us if we were going to build something that we thought would represent and showcase what Atlantic City has to offer. . As someone who worked in venues in Asbury Park, NJ, I saw a lot of comparisons and it really made me want to be part of the revitalization of Atlantic City. I had the chance to work on many shows and festivals, on many different levels, but never as a co-creator. The opportunity to work with and learn from Todd, and use our collective skills to build something meaningful, both musically and culturally in Atlantic City, seemed like the perfect fit.
“I think Frantic City is going to be a really good experience for the fans,” added Todd Abramson, co-creator of Frantic City and longtime New Jersey promoter. “Obviously it starts with a stellar line-up, but beyond that I think we’re aiming to make it very comfortable and we’re also very attentive to the needs of the public in terms of food and culture. We want to develop this festival by not only attracting goodwill from people who attend in September, but we also want those people to tell all their friends what they missed.”
Joe concludes, “I feel like Todd and I have brought together all the best parts of the shows we’ve worked on and built, and let them all find their place in this festival. The experience of the day is just as important as the bands on stage…good food, great vendors, comfortable event space, convenient parking…all the little things. And programming! Todd and I kept sending out lists of who we wanted to play – two of the music nerds building a show that we hope people want to see.”
Additional details about the weekend and the Frantic City experience will follow in the coming weeks. In the meantime, pick up tickets on Friday here.