Music fans in New Jersey have it tough when it comes to seeing their favorite national acts perform as they often get skipped as a touring stop — living in the “shadow of the city” of New York or Philadelphia. Luckily, NJ native and three-time Grammy winner, Jack Antonoff, wants to make summer even sweeter for music fans in his home state, with his second annual “Shadow of the City” Festival, taking place on Saturday, June 18th in Seaside Heights.
The lineup includes The 1975, Carly Rae Jepsen, BØRNS, frnkiero and the cellabration, Shamir, Hana and a set from Antonoff’s first band, Steel Train.
“I headlined with Bleachers last year so I didn’t want to repeat myself, but still wanted to be involved and I thought, ‘Wow. Steel Train hasn’t performed together in years.’ So I asked the guys and they were like, 'yeah,'” says Antonoff.