DJ Snake, Tiesto to play in Atlantic City to save Lucy the Elephant
HQ2 Nightclub and HQ2 Dayclub — home to the largest outdoor pool party on the East Coast — are welcoming a star-studded lineup of international DJ talent to America’s original seaside resort town for the first-ever Lucy The Elephant Weekend.
Commencing on August 5th and concluding on August 8th, fans will be treated to performances from global stars including DJ Snake, Tiesto, Dombresky, Kim Lee, Fergie, and Markus Schulz. All will come together in the name of supporting the restoration of Lucy The Elephant, the oldest and most beloved roadside attraction in the United States.
Lucy the Elephant was built by developer, James Lafferty, in 1881, as a gimmick to attract buyers to his land holdings along the coast of South Atlantic City (now Margate). Eventually, a popular hotel was built near Lucy. Presidents and royalty came from around the world to stay at the neighboring Elephant Hotel and climb the stairs to Lucy’s howdah.
During her history, Lucy has survived hurricanes, ocean floods, and even a fire. However, by the 1960’s it became apparent there was one disaster Lucy could not overcome – neglect. By that time, the once proud jewel of the South Jersey coast has become an almost hopeless, wretched wreck.
In 1970, Lucy was sold to the Save Lucy Committee for $1 as the land she stood on was slated for condo development. Lucy was moved to her current location and restoration began. 52 years later and standing along the ocean’s edge, the elements have taken their toll on Lucy.
Lucy is now in the final stages of a $2 million exterior restoration project. To date, more than $1.5 million has been raised. To help raise these additional funds and to bring wider attention to Lucy, The Ocean Casino Resort and HQ2 Nightclub/Dayclub decided to launch Lucy The Elephant Weekend with a portion of the proceeds going towards the project.
“The Save Lucy Committee could not be more thrilled that Atlantic City’s NEWEST casino resort and America’s OLDEST roadside attraction have teamed up to benefit the ongoing major restoration project at Lucy the Elephant,” said Richard Helfant, Executive Director and CEO of the non-profit organization. “Elephants have always been a symbol of good luck and we are hopeful that Lucy will bring good luck and good fortune to all those attending this exciting weekend at HQ Nightclub/Beachclub and Ocean Casino Resort. We are extremely grateful to the staff and management of Ocean Casino Resorts and Lou B Industries for bringing these two iconic symbols of Atlantic City together.”
Friday, August 5 – Nightclub – Kim Lee
Saturday, August 6 – Beachclub – DJ Snake
Saturday, August 6 – Nightclub – Dombresky
Sunday, August 7- Beachclub – Tiësto
Sunday, August 7 – Nightclub – Fergie
Monday, August 8 – Nightclub – Markus Schulz