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Cage Wars Mixed Martial Arts Returns to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in January

News Release | Schenectady, NY Posted on 11.22.21

Cage Wars Mixed Martial Arts Returns to

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady in January


Schenectady, NY (November 22, 2021) – Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is thrilled  to announce the return of Cage Wars, a high-energy evening of Mixed Martial Arts action. Following a series of prior sold-out competitions, Cage Wars 50 will take place at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Friday, January 21, 2022.


Tickets on sale now at and start at $56 plus fees. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the fights begin at 6 p.m.


Cage Wars 50, sponsored by Sticker Mule, will feature both local and regional amateur MMA fighters squaring off in the octagon to determine the Cage Wars 50 champion. Fight fans can expect another night of intense and exciting matchups.

Previously announced entertainment:  


Kickin’ it Country Night (Wednesday, November 24): Country music fans will be dancin’ and partyin’ on Thanksgiving Eve during Kickin’ it Country Night at the Rivers Casino Event Center. The night of fun includes fantastic live music from David J and The Vinny Michaels Band, along with drink samples and swag from Jack Daniels, Sticker Mule and other vendors, cornhole, best dressed contest and more! Advanced tickets are just $10 and available at Day of event tickets will be available for $15 while supplies last.


New Year’s Eve Glow Party with Funk Evolution (Friday, December 31, 2021): Guests are invited to ring in 2022 at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady’s New Year’s Eve Glow Party with Funk Evolution – the Capital Region’s premier horn-fueled party band. Admission includes live music, dancing, party favors, cash bar, and a champagne toast at midnight all inside a spectacular neon and glow light filled Event Center. Tickets are on sale now for the advance purchase price of just $25 at Tickets will increase to $30 on the day of the event. Doors open at 10 p.m. and the party goes until 1 a.m. Open to the public. Must be 21+.


Johnny Gill (Sunday, January 16, 2022): It’s sure to be an unforgettable evening of R&B classics when Johnny Gill hits the stage at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center. Guests will be groovin’ to Gill’s unmistakable and unique trademark style that has altered the sound of R&B music for over three decades with a signature sound that pairs superior singing with extraordinary showmanship. Tickets for Johnny Gill are on sale now and start at $45. Tickets are available at Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.


The Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center is just steps away from the casino gaming floor and The Landing Hotel. For more details about upcoming entertainment, 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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