This August, Dine and Dance at Barefoot Country Music Fest

Plus: Other upcoming, Shore-centric events in Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Cape May and Margate.

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Photo courtesy of Barefoot Country Music Fest

Barefoot Country Music Fest

Wildwood • August 20–22

Shaping up to be the year’s largest outdoor music festival in the Northeast, Barefoot Country Music Fest will take place on the beaches of Wildwood over the course of three fun-filled days. Headliners include Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Zac Brown Band and Lee Brice. Some of the region’s best food vendors will be in attendance all throughout, operating out of tents and food stands. For more information, visit the festival’s website.

Big Man’s Blast

Asbury Park & Atlantic City • June 18

Family and friends of the late Clarence Clemons, an iconic member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, began a craft beer startup called Big Man’s Brew to honor the man with the big sound on tenor sax. Now they are honoring the 10th anniversary of his passing with a special event. The tribute will take place at both the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City and The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, with performances by Clemons’ youngest son, Jarod, and his band, The Late Nights, as well as The Livesays. The event will be live-streamed for fans, and at 10 pm EDT, there will be a special toast for the larger-than-life music legend. Check the Facebook page for more information.

The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park; 732-502-0600; Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-449-1000

Dinner With Vintage: Dinner & Fireworks

Cape May • July 3–4

Cape May MAC (Museums + Arts + Culture) is presenting a special dinner for Independence Day, featuring a great spot to view the fireworks. First, enjoy a four-course dinner at Vintage with elevated dishes and plenty of outdoor seating. After dinner, the trolley will take guests to the Cape May Lighthouse to experience the fireworks from the best possible vantage point. $125 per person; purchase tickets online. 6:30 pm, July 3 and 4.

Vintage, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-224-6064

Sabrina’s Cafe at Tomatoes

Margate • Weekends, July 5 and Labor Day

Sabrina’s Cafe, a Philly brunch spot, will be bringing its best dishes to the Shore. Every weekend (plus Monday, July 5, and Labor Day), the Sabrina’s Cafe food truck will park at Tomatoes, a Margate restaurant serving seafood, sushi and more. The food truck will offer a rotating menu, with dishes including Cannoli French Toast, Vegetarian Huevos Rancheros, Chicken Cutlet Sandwiches and more. Coffee and tea will also be available.

Tomatoes, 9300 Amherst Ave., Margate City; 609-822-7535

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