Summer Guide 2012: Philly Suburbs & New Jersey

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Collingswood Farmers Market. More than 20 regional farmers and other vendors gather every Saturday all summer long to offer fresh produce, breads, cheeses, flowers and more alongside live music and community outreach. 8am-noon. Free. collingswoodmarket.com

Tonic. After a brief four-year hiatus, these alt-rock superstars are ready to give fans a taste of their new material and set the stage on fire. June 23, 7pm. Free. Showboat, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J. showboatac.com

Celtic Thunder. Known for their live music specials on PBS, this ensemble group of Irish male singers brings a mix Celtic heritage and vocal prowess to their performances. June 27-July 8, 9pm. $35-$65. Harrah’s, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., Atlantic City, N.J. harrahsresort.com

Summer Mummers. A live performance by the Mummers string bands, every fourth Wednesday through the summer months! June 27, July 25, Aug. 22. 7pm. Free. Powell Lane Plaza, Collingswood. collingswood.com

Iron Maiden. With 15 studio-length albums to their name, the legendary Iron Maiden is deserving of every metalhead’s respect as they invade our area during the Maiden England North American Tour. June 29, 7:30pm. $29-$101. With Alice Cooper. Susquehanna Bank Center, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J. 215.365.1300.

JULY

Collective Soul. A major force behind the American grunge movement, Collective Soul achieved mainstream success during the ‘90s with the release of their hit single, “Shine.” July 3, 9pm. $29-$49. Harrah’s, 777 Harrah’s Blvd. harrahschester.com

Jamie Foxx. Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx performs two comedy shows. July 5-6, 8:30pm. $65-$95. Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, N.J. caesarsac.com

Toys, Comics & Collectibles Show. Peruse more than 100 tables of collectible sports cards, comic books, posters, games and jerseys. July 6-8 and Aug. 24-26. Various times. Free. Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, N.J. 609.729.9000. wildwoodsnj.com/cc

3rd Annual Tribeca Film Festival Cinema Series. Caesars Atlantic City and New York’s Tribeca Film Festival team up to bring guests a free screening of some of the year’s most anticipated films every Saturday and Sunday in July right on the beach. July 6, 8pm. Free. Beach in front of Caesars, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, N.J. 800.735.3000. caesarsac.com

Cooking With Herbs. Spice up the flavor of your summer cooking with help from the Meadowbrook Farm staff. July 12, 6pm. $30. Meadowbrook Farm, 1633 Washington Ln., Meadowbrook. 215.988.8872. meadowbrookfarm.org

Blue Man Group. The multitalented Blue Man Group brings its entertaining mix of music, theatrics and comedy to Atlantic City. July 13-20. Various times. Caesar’s, 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City, N.J. 609.348.4411. caesarsac.com

Love Is Here To Stay. Enjoy the familiar melodies and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin on a night of love songs as part of the Bristol Riverside Theatre’s Summer Musicale series. July 19-29, various times. $33. Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St. Bristol. 215.785.0100. brtstage.org

Roy Schneider. Singer-songwriter, guitarist and creator of the comic strip The Humble Stumble, Schneider has been bringing his Americana/folk style across the country since 2008, often with his wife/musical partner at his side. July 20, 8pm. Burlap and Bean, 204 S. Newton Street Rd. Newtown Square. 484.427.4547. burlapandbean.com

Dream Theater with Crimson ProjeKct. Dream Theater, the award-winning multiplatinum progressive metal band, teams up with the eclectic Crimson ProjeKct to give fans a rocking experience. July 21, 6:30pm. $39-$69. Harrah’s, 777 Harrah’s Blvd. harrahsresort.com

Atlantic City Food and Wine Festival. Arguably one of the strongest celebrity chef lineups to date, this year’s fest includes: The Food Network’s Tyler Florence and Anne Burrell and New Jersey’s favorite pastry chef, Buddy Valastro. July 27-29. Various locations. acfoodandwine.com

Meat Loaf. The American hard-rock icon has sold more than 43 million copies of Bat Out of Hell and starred in more than 50 TV shows and movies, including The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Fight Club. July 27, 7pm. $44-$69. House of Blues, 801 Boardwalk., Atlantic City, N.J. houseofblues.com

AUGUST

Lonny VanBooven: Frozen in Time. Lonny VanBooven showcases his newest collection of photography, Frozen In Time, inspired by the beauty of nature and the history behind different places. Aug. 3, 5pm. Louise Gallery at Mulberry Art Studios, 19-21 N. Mulberry St. mulberryartstudios.com

Philadelphia Rock N Blues Fest. Enjoy the sounds of an impressive lineup of rock and blues musicians including the Johnny Winter Band, the Edgar Winter Band, Rick Derringer, Leslie West and Kim Simmonds from Savoy Brown. Aug. 15, 7:30pm. $55-$65. Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. 215.572.7650. keswicktheatre.com

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