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Empire City Casino's 2013 Summer Concert Series

June 26, 2013 - by CG News Desk

Get ready to party with some of music's biggest stars every Sunday this summer at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway. Empire City Casino has announced its sizzling 2013 Summer Concert Series lineup, which includes an exciting mix of musical talent. KC and the Sunshine Band begins the slate on Sunday, June 16; this year's lineup also includes musical legends Blues Traveler, LeAnn Rimes, Gavin DeGraw, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Loggins and more. Ticket prices start at $15 and can be purchased at www.empirecitycasino.com or by calling eTIX at 1-800-514-3849.

2013 Summer Concert Schedule
Sundays Trackside at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway


TRAVIS TRITT
Sunday, June 23 –Doors open 6:30pm, Showtime 7:30pm

Tritt has also charted more than forty times on the Hot Country Songs charts, including five number ones — "HELP ME HOLD ON," "ANYMORE," "CAN I TRUST YOU WITH MY HEART," "FOOLISH PRIDE", and "BEST OF INTENTIONS" — and fifteen additional top ten singles.


AMERICA
Sunday, June 30 - Doors open 6pm, opening act 7pm, Showtime 8pm

Some of the band's best known songs are "A HORSE WITH NO NAME", "SISTER GOLDEN HAIR", "VENTURA HIGHWAY", "TIN MAN", "DAISY JANE", and "LONELY PEOPLE", "YOU CAN DO MAGIC" .


CHRIS ISAAK
Sunday, July 7 – Doors open 6pm, opening act 7pm, Showtime 8pm

Isaak's best known song is "WICKED GAME". Though released on the 1989 album Heart Shaped World, an instrumental version of the song was later featured in the 1990 David Lynch film Wild at Heart.


BLUES TRAVELER
Sunday, July 14 – Doors open 6pm, opening act 7pm, Showtime 8pm

Their upbeat pop single "RUN-AROUND" became a smash hit and was followed by the catchy "HOOK". "Run-Around" won a Grammy Award and broke a record for most weeks on the chart.


THREE DOG NIGHT
Sunday, July 21 – Doors open 6pm, opening act 7pm, Showtime 8pm

The group had three US #1 songs, each of which featured a different lead singer: "MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME", which was also their only Top 10 hit in the UK; "JOY TO THE WORLD" and "BLACK AND WHITE".


KANSAS
Sunday, July 28 – Doors open 6pm, opening act 7pm, Showtime 8pm

Kansas is an American progressive rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented rock charts, and later with hit singles such as "CARRY ON WAYWARD SON" and "DUST IN THE WIND.”


LEANN RIMES
Sunday, Aug. 4 – Doors open 6pm, opening act 7pm, Showtime 8pm

Rimes rose to stardom at age 13 following the release of the Bill Mack song "BLUE", becoming the youngest country music star since Tanya Tucker. Her debut album, Blue, which reached number one on the Top Country Albums chart and was certified multiplatinum.


ROCK AND BLUES FEST featuring - TEN YEARS AFTER, EDGAR WINTER BAND, CANNED HEAT, RICK DERRINGER, and PAT TRAVERS
Sunday, Aug. 11 – Doors open 6pm, Showtime 7pm

With hits like “I’D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD”, “FREE RIDE”, “FRANKENSTIEN”, “ON THE ROAD AGAIN”, “ROCK AND ROLL”, “HOOCHIE KOO”, “HANG ON SLOOPY”, “SNORTIN’ WHISKEY”.


KENNY ROGERS
Sunday, Aug. 18 - Doors open 6pm, opening act 7pm, Showtime 8pm

With more than 120 hit singles across various music genres, topped the country and pop album charts for more than 200 individual weeks in the United States alone and has sold over 130 million records worldwide, making him one of the highest-selling artists of all time.


GAVIN DEGRAW
Sunday, Sept.  1 - Doors open 6pm, opening act 7pm, Showtime 8pm

He is known for his songs "CHEATED ON ME" ,"CHARIOT", "FOLLOW THROUGH", "I DON'T WANT TO BE" (which is the theme song for the television drama series, One Tree Hill), "IN LOVE WITH A GIRL", "NOT OVER YOU", "SOLDIER", and the title track to his latest record, "SWEETER".


KENNY LOGGINS
Sunday, Sept. 8 - Doors open 6pm, opening act 7pm, Showtime 8pm

Rreferred to as, "King of the Movie Soundtrack". He began with "I'M ALRIGHT" (#7 in the U.S.), "MR. NIGHT", and "LEAD THE WAY" from Caddyshack. Hits followed with "FOOTLOOSE" and "I'M FREE (HEAVEN HELPS THE MAN)" from Footloose; "MEET ME HALFWAY" from Over the Top; and "DANGER ZONE" and "PLAYING WITH THE BOYS" from Top Gun. Loggins also performed "NOBODY'S FOOL" from the film Caddyshack II.


SMOKEY ROBINSON
Sunday, Sept. 15 - Doors open 6pm, opening act 7pm, Showtime 8pm

With several top ten hits such as "YOU'VE REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME", "MICKEY'S MONKEY", "I SECOND THAT EMOTION", "BABY BABY DON'T CRY" and the group's only number-one hit during their Robinson years, "TEARS OF A CLOWN". Other notable hits such as "OOO BABY BABY", "GOING TO A GO-GO", "THE TRACKS OF MY TEARS", "(COME ROUND HERE) I'M THE ONE YOU NEED", "THE LOVE I SAW IN YOU WAS JUST A MIRAGE" and "MORE LOVE" peaked in the top twenty.


Empire City Casino, one of the largest entertainment and gaming destinations in the country, features 5,300 of the hottest slots, electronic craps, roulette, baccarat and sic bo; year-round harness racing & International simulcasting from North America’s leading harness and thoroughbred venues; nightly live entertainment including the best party and Latin bands, dueling pianos, comedy, karaoke & more. A plethora of dining options will satisfy event the most discerning palate: enjoy authentic Italian cuisine at Nonno’s Trattoria; dine trackside with live betting at Empire Terrace Restaurant; convenient delicious options at the International Food Court or Grab ‘n Go. As part of a new $50 million expansion, Dan Rooney’s high-energy sports bar boasts creations by Michelin-starred Chef Christopher Lee; and coming soon, in collaboration with Ducasse Studios, Pinch will not only whet the appetite but also feature 100 New York craft beers with an in-house Master Cicerone; a craft cocktail lounge will round out the entertainment options with retro bowling lanes. Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway is located at 810 Yonkers Avenue (at Central Avenue) in Yonkers, New York, Westchester County (I-87 to Exit 2), open seven days a week from 9am to 4am.  Connect with them on facebook.com/empirecity, follow on twitter.com/EmpireCity_C, visit www.empirecitycasino.com or call 914.968.4200 for more information.


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KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND
Sunday, June 16 – Doors open 6pm, opening act 7pm, Showtime 8pm

#1 singles like I’M YOUR BOOGIE MAN, SHAKE YOUR BOOTY and KEEP IT COMIN’ LOVE KC and the Sunshine Band have been entertaining audiences around the world for over 37 years, and have sold in excess of 100 million records and "THAT'S THE WAY THEY LIKE IT."

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