“Gone Phish-ing” in Atlantic City This Weekend – Concert & Traffic Info
Perennial jam-band favorites Phish are bringing their traveling road show to Atlantic City's Bader Field this weekend and thousands of their loyal fans are expected to spend the weekend in South Jersey.
Last summer, the Dave Mathews Band drew 72,000 people... to the one-time air field over a weekend.
I've included a link to the Phish at Bader Field website which has information concerning concert times, parking, rules and prices.
I'm also including the traffic management plan for the concert from NJDOT, because even if you think "Phish" is just something you do with a phishing pole, your travel will definitely be impacted around Bader Field and the Black Horse Pike this weekend.
Phish last played in Atlantic City in 2010, and their three-show set at Boardwalk Hall over that Halloween weekend is still pointed to as a concert success story for the city, with large crowds of well-behaved music lovers who frequented local restaurants, bars, and casinos and spent lots of money.
If your going to the concert...enjoy!
Traffic Safety Advisory - Atlantic City Weekend Concert
On Friday, June 15, on Saturday, June 16 and on Sunday, June 17 the following closures/restrictions will be in place from 11 a.m. until crowds clear late in the evening:
· The right lane of Route 40 westbound in Atlantic City from Memorial Circle (at intersection of Route 40/Albany Avenue and Atlantic Avenue) to Bader Field will be closed to vehicular traffic to create a safety buffer for pedestrians.
· Route 40 will be closed and detoured in each direction at the concert site to provide safety for pedestrians entering and exiting the concert site.
Parking at Bader Field is limited to those who purchased on-site parking passes. Those traveling to Atlantic City by car will be directed to approximately 18 parking lots in Atlantic City, as well as to the interceptor lot on the ACE, just east of the Pleasantville toll plaza. Shuttle buses will transport fans between the concert site and parking locations.
Atlantic City officials are responsible for handling pedestrian and vehicular traffic on city streets, including designating routes for shuttles that will be available to transport concert-goers to and from hotels, parking facilities and other locations, including the NJ TRANSIT Rail Terminal.
NJDOT traffic operations officials will work with New Jersey State Police to keep traffic flowing on Routes 30 and 40, to divert traffic to ACE as needed and carry out any restrictions or closures in a coordinated manner. Variable message signs will provide traffic information and updates to motorists on the major local highways.
NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org and telephone service 511 will feature regular updates on travel conditions around the Atlantic City area. Motorists are encouraged to use these valuable tools to get real-time travel information before heading to the concert.