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A CULINARY CELEBRATION OF MARDI GRAS, THE ULTIMATE LADIES NIGHT OUT, AND TRIBUTES TO ELTON JOHN AND THE BEACH BOYS ALL COMING TO RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH

News Release | Schenectady, NY Posted on 01.03.20

A CULINARY CELEBRATION OF MARDI GRAS, THE ULTIMATE LADIES NIGHT OUT, AND TRIBUTES TO ELTON JOHN AND THE BEACH BOYS ALL COMING TO RIVERS CASINO & RESORT SCHENECTADY IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH

Schenectady, NY (January 3, 2020) – Guests will experience the amazing tastes of Mardi Gras with a Cajun buffet, a very special ladies night out during the Little Black Dress Party, the Yellow Brick Road tribute show featuring the classic hits of the legendary Elton John, and the 60’s surf songs of the Beach Boys during the Still Surfin’ dinner show at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center in February and March.

Tickets to the Mardi Gras Cajun Buffets and The Little Black Dress Party go on sale Monday, January 6 at 10 a.m. and are available by calling 1 (518) 579-8811. Tickets for the Still Surfin’ dinner show go on sale Thursday, January 9 at 10 a.m. and are available at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org or the Proctors Theater Box Office in Schenectady. Yellow Brick Road, a tribute to Elton John, is free and exclusively for Rush Rewards members with tickets available on Friday, March 13 starting at 8 a.m at the Rush Rewards Center at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady.

Tuesday, February 25 and Wednesday, February 26: Guests will be able to experience the amazing tastes of Mardi Gras during a spectacular Mardi Gras Cajun buffet. The expansive buffet features Cajun crawfish etouffee; jambalaya; fried catfish; chicken and sausage gumbo; cornbread; king cake and other delicious Cajun classics. The buffet will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on both days, with seatings every 15 minutes. Tickets for adults are $30 plus tax and gratuity, $15 plus tax and gratuity for children ages 6-12, and children 5 and under are FREE. Reservations for the buffet can be made at 1 (518) 579-8811.

Saturday, March 7: It’s time for the ladies to gather some friends, throw on that little black dress, and hit the dance floor for the ultimate night out during The Little Black Dress Party! The party runs from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. and features live entertainment with DJ K Stones, light bites and sweets, local vendors including Beekman 1802 who will be providing free samples, and more. Advance tickets are only $20 and available by calling 1 (518) 579-8811 or $30 on the day of the event at the door.

Friday, March 13: Rush Rewards guests will be able to experience an amazing tribute to the legendary Elton John with Yellow Brick Road. Featuring trained jazz pianist, Gerald Brann, this show is as close as you can get to an actual Elton John concert. Brann not only bears an uncanny resemblance to the international superstar, complete with his mannerisms and gap-toothed smile, but he meticulously recreates Elton John’s vocal stylings and piano playing to the letter. Fans can expect to hear Brann and his band perform John’s beloved classics including “Rocket Man,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting” and more. All Rush Rewards members may receive 1 complimentary ticket at the Rush Rewards Center on the day of the show starting at 8 a.m. Limited first-come, first-served seating will be available. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Guests must be 21+ to receive a ticket at the Rush Rewards Center.

Wednesday, March 25: Fans of the fabulous surf sounds of the Beach Boys are in for a treat during the Still Surfin’ dinner show. Still Surfin’ features the incredible five-part harmonies, authentic costuming, choreography, and songs as performed by the original Beach Boys during their live shows in the 60’s. This fantastic show starts at 7 p.m and includes a delicious meal with an “I Get Around” Caprese salad; a “Good Vibrations” BBQ platter entrée (BBQ chicken, grilled corn, mac & cheese, grilled zucchini, cornbread and coleslaw); and a “Surfin’ USA” fruit tartlet for dessert. All dietary restrictions can be accommodated by request. Coffee, tea and soft drinks will also be served. Tickets are $30 and available at riverscasinoandresort.com, tickets.proctors.org or the Proctors Theater Box Office in Schenectady.

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

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 riverscasinoandresort.com

Media Contacts:

Al Roney (518) 986-6650 or al@pcpublicaffairs.com

Andre Claridge (518) 424-2575 or andre@pcpublicaffairs.com