For more than 16 years, Borgata has enjoyed performances by some of the world’s most sought after entertainers inside our Event Center and Music Box venues. Take a musical trip down memory lane as we reminisce on some of our favorite moments. Share your favorite #LIVEatBorgata moments with us using #BorgataAC.
On September 30 and October 1, 2005, Pearl Jam performed two sold out shows for Atlantic City in The Event Center. During their second Borgata show, the band debuted their new song “Gone,” which lead singer Eddie Vedder penned the night before in his Borgata hotel room # 1152.
On July 24, 2015, a vocal legend and a pop icon took the stage together for the you-had-to-be-there-to-believe-it concert of the decade when Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga graced The Event Center stage in support of their Cheek to Cheek duets album. Billboard.com was there and wrote a review.
Since Borgata’s debut, Sting has brought a variety of musicians to join his Event Center performances. But perhaps the most exciting, was when Sting surprised his Atlantic City crowd on June 14, 2013 with the incomparable Paul Simon. They paired up for performances of “The Boxer” and “Fields of Gold.” Glide Magazine shared a video of the duo’s “The Boxer” performance.
Jay-Z brought his Blueprint 3 tour to Borgata on March 13, 2010, to a room full of excited fans, including a surprise fan appearance by the living legend Stevie Wonder. No one in the room, including Sean Carter, knew he was there until a fellow guest spotted him and the room erupted. A spotlight was shown on Mr. Wonder and the whole room sang out in applause. That evening, Jay performed a myriad of hits including “Run this Town,” “On to the Next One,” and “U Don’t Know.” Find out who else was spotted at the show via MTV.
Following the success of Gwen Stefani’s break out solo career, No Doubt reunited for their first show in five years at Borgata on May 2, 2009, performing several hits including “Spiderwebs,” “Underneath It All,” and “Ex-Girlfriend,” before closing with fan favorites “Don’t Speak” and “Just a Girl.” Check out MTV’s review.
Borgata celebrated its 10 year anniversary with a unique concert experience on July 1, 2013, featuring The Roots with Jill Scott and special guests Slash and Aziz Ansari. Check out Philadelphia Magazine’s show review.
Legendary deejay, Tiësto, is the only artist to play five different venues at Borgata, including The Event Center and Premier Nightclub, as well as the former Festival Park, MIXX, and mur.mur spaces.
The country music star, Miranda Lambert, brought her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour to Atlantic City on August 31, 2019. After slaying at her sold out show, Borgata’s Premier Nightclub made a donation to her Mutt Nation Foundation to cap off the singer’s night.
Stevie Wonder performed a two-night stay of his Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love and Music, at The Event Center on August 25-26, 2018, as part of Borgata’s summer-long 15th Birthday Celebration. During the first show, Wonder was notified of Senator John McCain’s passing and he began to cover Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are.” “This song goes out to Senator John McCain,” Wonder said. “I wanted to see him before he left this planet, but I didn’t see him. I didn’t get the chance. But he grew to know compassion was not about any political party. It was about loving people for just the way they are.” During that performance, Wonder also honored his dear friend, the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who passed just days before his Borgata performance, saying to the crowd “I love you forever, Aretha.” Read People Magazine’s story about the performance.
Rob Thomas hosts his annual Sidewalk Angels Foundation show at The Music Box benefiting his not-for-profit organization. Thomas recently performed three sold out shows on January 17-19, 2020, which he dedicated to providing funds to over 20 no-kill animal shelters and animal rescues across the country.
In the midst of Borgata’s 15th Birthday Celebration, Britney Spears performed three sold out shows in The Event Center from July 19-21, 2018. Thousands of the Princess of Pop’s fans flooded Borgata all weekend long, singing the icon’s greatest hits like “Oops… I Did It Again”, “Toxic”, and “…Baby One More Time”. One super fan was ready to see his favorite artist do her thing on stage and yelled out “Who is it?!” before the singer started singing “Gimme More”, in which the singer replied the lyric: “It’s Britney B*tch”. The moment started an online viral trend of concertgoers across the nation asking “who is it?” during the Pieces of Me tour.