ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The Atlantic City Council has approved this summer's beach concerts that include the likes of Maroon 5 and Rascal Flatts.

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Adam Levine performs during the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014, on Dec. 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

The Press of Atlantic City reports that council members voted Monday to approve the shows. The vote had been delayed for more than a month after local vendors who worked the concerts last year said they weren't being employed this summer.

Last year's shows were paid for by the Atlantic City Alliance, but this summer's shows are being produced privately by LiveNation. That company gave Spectra the right to control food and beverage service, and that firm has agreed to share the work with local businesses.

Maroon 5 and Nick Jonas are scheduled to appear on Aug. 16. Rascal Flatts and Ashley Monroe will perform four days later.


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