Parx Casino®, Pennsylvania’s #1 casino, announce three brand shows for the Xcite Center for this winter and spring. Bucks County and Philadelphia will be seeing stars with performances by music, comedy and TV giants Reba McEntire, Foreigner and Jay Leno. Iconic entertainer and award-winning superstar McEntire returns to Parx on Saturday, March 9th. Foreigner brings their catalog of top of rock and roll hits and anthems to Bucks County on Saturday, May 4th. Comedy and late-night TV giant Jay Leno brings the laughs to the Xcite Center on Saturday, May 11th. Tickets for all shows go on sale at www.parxcasino.com/xcitecenter on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:00am.
“The hits keep on coming to the Xcite Center with three new shows from our country’s biggest names in music, comedy and TV,” said CEO Tony Ricci. “Parx Casino® is thrilled to welcome A-list superstars Reba McEntire, Jay Leno and Foreigner. All three join the ranks of Elton John, Chicago and Rascal Flatts as examples of the high caliber acts you can expect to see in our best-in-class showroom. Stay tuned for more superstar surprises to be announced in coming weeks.”
McEntire will lead the trio of acts with a live performance on Saturday, March 9, 2019, with doors opening at 7:00pm and the show at 8:00pm. This marks McEntires second time at the Xcite Center following a weekend of two back-to-back sold out shows in 2018. Tickets for McEntire will be $79.00 to $199.00.
McEntire built her household name through a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. She recently received her 15th GRAMMY nomination for her Gospel Music Association Dove Award winning album SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH AND HOPE (Nash Icon Records / Capitol Christian Music Group). The album topped both the Billboard Country and Christian/Gospel charts for multiple weeks and marked her thirteenth summit, bolstering Reba’s successful record of 35 No. 1 singles and over 56 million albums sold worldwide. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member has won 15 American Music Awards, 14 ACM Awards, 9 People’s Choice Awards, 7 CMA Awards and 2 Grammy Awards, in addition to an ACM Career Achievement Honor and 50th Anniversary Milestone Award for the Most Awarded ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, as well as the first-ever American Country Countdown NASH Icon Award and a National Artistic Achievement Award from the U.S. Congress. The Grand Ole Opry member has also received the Andrea Bocelli Foundation Humanitarian Award, Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award and the Music Biz Chairman’s Award. During her 2011 All The Women I Am tour, Pollstar and Billboard’s Boxscore named Reba the No. 1 female Country touring artist with a combined total of over 9 million tickets sold in her career.
Next up, Foreigner will bring the country’s top rock and roll hits to the Xcite Center on Saturday, May 4, 2019, with doors opening at 7:00pm and the show at 8:00pm. Tickets for Foreigner will be $45.00 to $110.00.
With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll's most enduring anthems including Juke Box Hero, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent, Head Games, Say You Will, Dirty White Boy, Long, Long Way From Home and the worldwide #1 hit, I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay.
Last but not least, Parx announces a first-time appearance by Jay Leno on Saturday, May 11, 2019, with doors opening at 7:00pm and the show at 8:00pm. Tickets for Foreigner will be $65.00 to $125.00.
Before Leno became the host of the top-rated "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", he honed his comedy in clubs all over the country, often exceeding 300 dates per year. Leno made his first appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" and was named permanent guest host in 1987. While he took over the desk full-time in 1992, Leno never stopped touring on the comedy circuit and still averages over 150 gigs a year. Don't miss your chance to see Jay Leno at the #1 casino in Pennsylvania!
“We’ve built a spectacular live music venue with state-of-the-art sound and technology for the region to enjoy,” added Ricci. “We successfully created a high quality performance space that would be a match for the high caliber talent we want to draw to the region. This is only the start of bringing some of the best live entertainment acts to Parx Casino® and Bucks County. Stay tuned for coming shows and find out why they say ‘what a night” at Parx.”
Tickets for all of the above shows go on sale Friday, January 25th at 11:00am.
For more information on Parx Casino® and the Xcite Center, visit www.parxcasino.com or call (888) 588-7279.
ABOUT THE XCITE CENTER
The Xcite Center is part of the $50M expansion at Parx that includes the opening of the new poker room, and two new restaurants (Oliveto and Liberty Bell Gastropub). The showroom was designed as a top quality music venue that would attract top caliber entertainers like Elton John, Chicago, Rascal Flatts, Wayne Brady, Dane Cook, Third Eye Blind, Snow Patrol and many others. The space is 30,000 square feet large and features over 1,500 seats, state-of-the-art sound and technology, 26 automated crystal chandeliers, gold fabric on the walls, three 16 ft x 9 ft IMAG giant video screens, and a 65-foot-wide and 30-foot-deep stage. Every seat in the house is designed to provide an excellent view – even the last row of seats provides a perfect view of the stage. Stay tuned for more shows to be announced through the fall and winter.
ABOUT PARX CASINO®
Parx Casino® is owned and operated by Greenwood Racing, Inc. and is the #1 revenue generating casino property in Pennsylvania. Parx Casino® is conveniently located 20 minutes north of center city Philadelphia, I-95 exit 37 or PA Turnpike exit 351 (westbound), exit 352 (eastbound) on Street Road in Bensalem Bucks County. Parx features over 200,000 square feet of gaming; 3,270 slot machines and 148 live table games; 40 poker tables; live racing & simulcast action; Parx Grill, an upscale signature restaurant; Foodies quick service dining; Chickie's & Pete's Crab House and SportsBar; Jax sports bar; Circle Bar; Bambu Noodle House; The Lucky Cheese ~ gourmet grilled cheese eatery; XLounge, luxury casino lounge and complimentary parking for over 5,000 cars. One year ago, Parx debuted a $50M expansion that included the 1,500 seat live entertainment venue, Xcite Center; Liberty Bell Gastropub, farm-to-fork inspired menu; Oliveto, New York City style pizza and Italian Classics; Parx Poker, new custom built private poker room. Parx Casino® continues to grow and entertain the region with the launch of sports betting and new amenities opening in 2019. For more information on Parx Casino®, visit www.parxcasino.com.