NewsJuly 27, 2021
Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Presents Two Nights of Classic Rock at the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater in August
Live music returns to the Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater with Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady presenting two nights of FREE live music featuring the timeless hits of rock music legends Eric Clapton and Billy Joel on Saturday, August 21 and Saturday, August 28.
The concerts are FREE and open to the public of all ages. Saturday, August 21, Journeyman, a tribute to Eric Clapton will take the stage, and Saturday, August 28, The Lords of 52nd Street will wow the crowd with Billy Joel’s greatest hits followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Start time both nights start is 5 p.m., with local bands kicking off each evening of music. Food trucks will be on-site both nights with food and drinks available for purchase. Concertgoers are welcome to bring chairs and blankets for seating. Concerts are rain or shine.
“We’re thrilled to bring back free live music to the magnificent Mohawk Harbor Amphitheater for what’s sure to be two fun and unforgettable nights,” said River Casino & Resort General Manager, Rick Richards. “The music of Eric Clapton and Billy Joel fits right in with our goal to bring top quality entertainment to the Capital Region.”
Journeyman is the #1 nationally touring tribute to the legendary Eric Clapton. Fronted by Shaun Hague, who has performed with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Amos Lee, and John Waite, Journeyman channels the spirt, passion and musicianship of Clapton himself. With over 50-years of music to choose from, Journeyman covers it all including “Layla”, “White Room”, “Lay Down Sally”, “Tulsa Time”, “Cocaine” and many more.
The Lords of 52nd Street are one of pop music’s most famous bands having spent over a decade recording and performing alongside Billy Joel around the world. The Lords of 52nd Street backed Joel on his biggest hits and Grammy award-winning albums and are sure to excite fans with the original piano man’s greatest hits including “Only The Good Die Young”, “Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)”, “Just the Way You Are”, and more.
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 RiversCasino.com/Schenectady.