WEST OCEAN CITY — Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. has announced the launch of “Tanger Thursdays”, a fun, weekly summer event series hosted by Tanger Outlets Ocean City, starting today, Thursday, June 20 and running through Thursday, Aug. 29.

For 11 Thursdays this summer, locals and visitors can enjoy live music, entertainment and a farmer’s market, in addition to great outlet shopping.

Tanger Thursdays will feature several special components, including the new West Ocean City Farmer’s Market event every Thursday between 3 and 6 p.m. in the parking lot in front of American Eagle Outfitters (Building 700).

Live musical entertainment from the Billie Carlins’ duo each week from 6-9 p.m. on our sidewalk near Chico’s Outlet (between Buildings 600 and 700).

Family-friendly activities like face painting each Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.

A special Thursdays-only offer: “Spend $50 and receive a free $10 Tanger gift card!” See shopper services for details. Offered exclusively during Tanger Thursdays only, shoppers simply bring $50 in Tanger Thursday same-day store receipts to Shopper Services, and receive a freet $10 Tanger gift card. Receipts must be dated on a Thursday beginning June 20 through Aug. 29. Limit one free $10 gift card per household.

Great in-store sales and offers (check for the latest at http://www.tangeroutlet.com/oceancity/coupons )

This summer is debut for stores like Brooks Brothers, Eddie Bauer, J.Crew, American Eagle Outfitters and Caché. Coming soon Gymboree! will be opening.

“We are delighted that Tanger Ocean City will be the location for the start-up of the West Ocean City Farmer’s Market,” said Amy Norgate, general manager of Tanger Outlets. “Tanger is committed to bringing our community the ultimate shopping experience, and this impressive list of growers and producers is delivering a vital component of healthy living and quality of life to our neighborhood. We hope the community will come out and support them on Tanger Thursdays.”

Appearing each Thursday will be Greenbranch Organic Farm, Chesapeake Bay Farms, Magee Farms, Bennett Orchards, Black Bottom Farm, Magnolia Bread Company, Alaskawild Seafoods, Honey Bee Lake Apiary, Berlin Organics, Tumbleweed & Eddie’s and Springfield Lamb.