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News Release | Schenectady, NY Posted on 12.05.19


Schenectady, NY (December 5, 2019) – Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka will bring his prolific catalog of hits to the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Friday, April 17, 2020. From teen pop sensation in the 50’s, a tunesmith in the 60’s, a superstar in the 70’s, to a constant force in writing and performing today, Sedaka is guaranteed to give fans an evening they will never forget.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday, December 6) at 10 a.m. and start at $55. Tickets are available at, or the Proctors Theater Box Office in Schenectady. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.

Singer. Songwriter. Composer. Pianist. Author. These are just a few of the titles that can describe Neil Sedaka. Classically trained at Juilliard, his impressive sixty-year career includes countless hit songs that have inspired other artists and audiences around the world. His early hits include the classics “The Diary,” “Oh! Carol,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Calendar Girl,” “Little Devil,” “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen,” “Next Door To An Angel,” and “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”.

Sedaka’s talents as a top songwriter rose to the forefront in the 60’s as he wrote hit songs for artists including Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, The Monkees and The Fifth Dimension. In the 70’s, he cemented his place as a superstar with the chart-topping songs “Bad Blood,” and “Laughter in the Rain”. His earlier hit, “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”, was re-released as a ballad in 1975 and made music history by becoming the first song recorded in two different versions by the same artist to reach #1.

The National Academy of Popular Music has twice honored Sedaka, first with his induction into The Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984, and then again in 2004 with The Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding work in furthering the successes of songwriters. He has had a street named after him in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York and was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center is just steps away from the casino gaming floor and The Landing Hotel. For more details about the concert and to make reservations at The Landing Hotel, please visit

About Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady: Located at the picturesque Mohawk Harbor near the heart of downtown Schenectady, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady features 1,150 slots, 67 live table games and a 16-table poker room and a live, in-casino luxury sportsbook lounge. The casino offers five distinctive restaurants—among them are Dukes Chophouse, Flipt, Johnny’s To-Go and Mian. Rivers features a multipurpose Event Center space, a lively entertainment lounge—Van Slyck’s, live music performances, free parking and daily promotions and giveaways. The Landing Hotel is a 165-room, six-story boutique hotel with riverfront views located adjacent to the Event Center. Rivers, which opened in 2017, employs approximately 1,200 team members and has been voted a great place to work in Schenectady. Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is owned and operated by Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates. For more information, visit

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