Boutique 3 Day Music Festival Returns to Atlantic City

by Leslie Jespersen, ThisIsAC.com

OFF THE RECORD Music Festival (OTR) returns to Atlantic City, for a second year, offering festival goers a 3-day boutique music festival experience that brings in fans from all over the country. Produced by Buncearoo and Noble Steed Music, the festival begins Thursday, June 1 and ends Saturday, June 3 at The Claridge Hotel in the Celebrity Theater. Weather permitting, some shows will take place outdoors at the hotel’s rooftop bar, The VUE, Atlantic City’s only Rooftop Bar & Lounge too!

“At OFF THE RECORD we focus on the fan experience, every event credential says “VIP” on it, something we take very seriously. We break down the wall between backstage and the crowd at OTR, and every festival attendee will get a chance to meet the performing artists and hang. The event is kid friendly, and many of the artists bring their fam­ilies as well!”, says event producer, Jason Spiewak.

In addition to daytime and evening artist performances, OTR features “late-night jams”, informal jam sessions with festival artists beginning at 1am after the regularly-scheduled performances. The late-night jam space is a private lounge with plush couches, full bar, and a dance floor!

Paul Pfau is one of the artists performing at OTR this year, best known for his song “See You Better”, as well as his run on Team Pharrell on Season 8 of The Voice. Pfau says; “The camaraderie between the artists and the fans is what makes OTR special for me. It’s such an intimate setting and you really get a lot of opportunities to connect with those who really love and support you. It’s a family and I love it!”

The festival line-up includes singer-songwriter supergroup TFDI, featuring Tony Lucca, Jay Nash and Matt Duke, as the Friday headliner. The Saturday evening set will feature an exclusive performance by Marc Broussard and his father, Ted. The full event lineup can be found at http:// bit.ly/OTRAC.

Another unique component to this festival is their commitment to giving back to Atlantic City. OTR Festival has partnered with MILE (Music Is Love Exchange), a network of artists, musicians, and music lovers affecting change in the lives of disadvantaged and underserved children, strengthening families and communities both in the U.S. and abroad. During the day on Friday, June 2, artists and attend­ees will donate their time and service at the Atlantic City Rescue Mission in whatever way is needed. Last year, they had the opportunity to help cook and serve meals, sort and organize donations, move furniture and equip­ment, and clean. The MILE supports the effort of touring artists, working with them to create interest in and visibility for the cause. Their intention is to enable artists to improve the communities that they tour through.

3-day passes are $229 and 2-day passes (Friday & Saturday only) are $199. Kids’ passes are also available for $49 for 12 and under with an accompanying adult passholder. Passes can be purchased at http://bit.ly/OTRAC