Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) announces a full summer concert schedule for Valley Forge Music Fair that includes a huge Memorial Day weekend concert from Daughtry and rounds out the rest of the summer with a who’s who of living legends. With a full line up of everything from country acts like Phil Vassar on May 13th and The Charlie Daniels Band on July 8th, to Grammy nominated rockers like Daughtry (featuring American Idol and The Passion’s Chris Daughtry) on May 29th or the soulful sounds of Dr. John on June 3th, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy. Daughtry will perform to the Resort’s largest audience of 3,000 people in the Event Center. All other shows will be held in The Venue (Waterford Ballroom). All shows are on sale now at Ticketmaster and start at 8:00pm, with doors opening at 7:00pm.
“Valley Forge Music Fair has become synonymous with great acts in music and comedy, and this year’s summer concerts is sure to delight music fans from across the music spectrum,” said VFCR Chief Marketing Officer Jennifer Galle. “As Philadelphia’s premier entertainment destination, we wanted to put together a lineup that could appeal to our guests’ various tastes, while still delivering the high caliber acts that they have come to expect from us. With this summer’s lineup, not only did we meet our goal, we exceeded it.”
Country singer/songwriter Phil Vassar kicks things off on Friday, May 13, 2016 as he performs hits like Just Another Day in Paradise, My Next Thirty Years and more. Vassar’s music captures his fans hearts and souls, including some of the biggest names in country music. Tickets are on sale now and are available through Ticketmaster.com for $37.50, $50, $59, and $109 each.
As a singer/songwriter, Vassar has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like Carlene, Last Day of My Life and American Child and topped the charts with In A Real Love and the perennial favorite Just Another Day in Paradise. Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, his songs other artists have taken to #1 include My Next Thirty Years by Tim McGraw, She’s Right On The Money by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s Bye, Bye and I’m Alright. New artist David Nail had a hit with Phil’s The Sound of a Million Dreams, which Billboard named the #1 song in their Top 10 Country Songs of 2012. For more information on Phil Vassar go to philvassar.com
Next up, Daughtry will officially kick off summer for Valley Forge Music Fair with their Memorial Day weekend concert. Since this will be Daughtry’s first U.S. tour stop after their U.K. tour, Valley Forge Music Fair plans to welcome Daughtry home in a big way on Sunday, May 29, 2016. For the first time ever, they will be offering general admission standing room only in Valley Forge Music Fair’s largest venue, The Event Center, which can accommodate up to 3,000 fans. Tickets are on sale now and are available through Ticketmaster.com for $37.50, $50, $89 and $99 each.
In the course of only five years, Chris Daughtry has had more than his share of career highlights. The singer, songwriter, and musician from North Carolina has released back-to-back No. 1 albums, the 4x-platinum DAUGHTRY (which became the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history) and 2009’s platinum Leave This Town. DAUGHTRY has scored four No. 1 Top 40 hits (Its Not Over, Home, Feels Like Tonight, and No Surprise), earned four Grammy Award nominations (including Best Rock Album for DAUGHTRY) and won four American Music Awards. This past March, he also added actor to his resume. Chris played Judas in Fox’s version of The Passion. Daughtry is the perfect act to get your summer off to a rockin’ start. For more information on Daughtry visit http://www.daughtryofficial.com/
As a bonus that same weekend, concert guests will also be able to enjoy their first taste of surf and sand at Valley Beach Poolside Club, as well as the opening of Chef Luke Palladino’s new pop-up restaurant Fianco – both will open for the season on Memorial Day Weekend.
On Friday, June 3, 2016, experience six-time Grammy winner and Rock Hall inductee Dr. John at The Venue. Dr. John has recorded over 20 albums including a top-20 hit with Right Place Wrong Time. If you’ve seen the latest version of Disney’s The Jungle Book, then you probably heard Dr. John crooning his blues-inspired version of Bare Necessities. Tickets are on sale now and are available through Ticketmaster.com for $55, $60 and $110 each.
Dr. John is on a roll with his band The Nite Trippers, headlining a string of US and international dates which are earning rave reviews from critics including David Fricke of Rolling Stone. Career accolades are also pouring in: Dr. John just won Best Blues Artist from Jazz FM and he helped to induct What a Wonderful World at the 2015 Songwriters' Hall of Fame gala. This summer's tour includes both Nite Tripper gigs featuring classic Dr. John hits reaching all the way back to his legendary album Babylon, to special Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch shows performing his critically acclaimed Louis Armstrong tribute album. For more information on Dr. John visit Nitetripper.com
On Friday, July 8, 2016 at The Venue, have a devilishly good time with The Charlie Daniels Band. Front man Charlie Daniels has scored hits on the rock, country, pop and Christian charts, including the ever popular Devil Went Down to Georgia. Tickets are on sale now and are available through Ticketmaster.com for $59, $69 and $119 each.
From his Dove Award-winning Gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award winning Country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. For more information on the Charlie Daniels Band, go to CharlieDaniels.com
Stay tuned for other concerts, comedy shows and performances still to be announced for summer of 2016.