Though the stain of MTV and its reality show linger on the Jersey Shore like hot-dog mustard on your favorite shirt, it's really not such a bad place. Beaches, boardwalks, salt-water taffy, the list goes on. Add to that Shadow of the City, a music festival organized by Jack Antonoff (of fun. and Bleachers). It'll be the second year for the one-day Seaside Heights, NJ, fest, which hits the beach Saturday, June 18. The strong, pop-heavy lineup includes English rock band The 1975 (whose latest album debuted at No. 1 in both the US and UK last month), '80s-indebted "Call Me Maybe" singer Carly Rae Jepsen (whose 2015 album, E-MO-TION, was very excellent), indie-popper Shamir Bailey and up-and-coming singer HANA, along with a reunion of Antonoff's former band Steel Train. Tickets are on sale now—and you'll want to start the spray tan regimen ASAP (we kid).
Shadow of the City Festival lineup
Carly Rae Jepsen
Frnkiero and the Cellabration