ATLANTIC CITY (CBS) – Many concert-goers are already claiming their spot for the free Blake Shelton concert tonight in Atlantic City.

Fifty-thousand people are expected to show up to the country music star’s show.

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(credit: Alan Wheeler/CBS 3)

(credit: Alan Wheeler/CBS 3)

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian says, “You got to remember Atlantic City is still a Jersey Shore town. We’re the urban town but we’re still the Jersey Shore, so all of the activities you get of being on the ocean is right here for people to enjoy.”

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A tailgate party is already in full swing on the Atlantic City boardwalk.

And while the concert is free, all attendees need to have tickets.

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