Albany Devils come to Boardwalk Hall; Bachata Palooza comes to AC; Revel hosts free concerts; Tropican and blues legends
Sunday, August 25, 2013 • 4:18pm
The American Hockey League’s Albany Devils will skate back into Boardwalk Hall this winter for a series of regular season games. The series will be comprised of four games and will take place in January through March of 2014.
“The games in Atlantic City have been a great way to bring some future Devils’ players to New Jersey, in a unique, fan-friendly environment,” said Albany Devils General Manager Chris Lamoriello. “Our recent visits to a national landmark like Boardwalk Hall have been positive experiences for our players, and more importantly, Devils’ fans.”
The Albany Devils serve as the top developmental team for the three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils. They last took the ice at Boardwalk Hall for four games in the 2012-13 season. Last year, the Devils had 15 players play in both the AHL with Albany and the NHL with New Jersey. Of those players, five of them made their NHL debuts last season.
Local hockey fans will enjoy watching the Albany Devils take on other nearby AHL based teams from the tri-state area. The Atlantic City schedule is as follows: Sunday, January 12 at 4 p.m. vs. Hershey (PA) Bears, Friday, February 14 at 7 p.m. vs. Hershey (PA) Bears, Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m. vs. Wilkes Barre/Scranton (PA) Penguins, and Sunday, March 23 at 4 p.m. vs. Wilkes Barre/Scranton (PA) Penguins.
“We are very excited to welcome the Albany Devils back to Boardwalk Hall in the New Year”, said Greg Tesone, General Manager of Boardwalk Hall/SMG. “We received a great reception from local fans last season when we hosted the Devils for four games. Our market has a strong history with hockey and a close association with the New Jersey Devils organization, our state’s only professional sports team. I think the fans will be thrilled to see that professional hockey will be returning to South Jersey once again.”
“There’s no better place to DO AHL Hockey than right here in Atlantic City”, said John Palmieri, CRDA Executive Director. “Boardwalk Hall is a terrific facility, Atlantic City is a great destination, and the proof is in the thousands of people this series of games will attract”.
Series tickets for all four games will go on sale Friday, August 30 and individual game tickets will go on sale Monday, September 16. Series ticket packages will be $99 for the first two rows on the glass, $79 for the lower bowl, and $59 for the upper bowl. Series tickets can be purchased up until one week before the first game. Individual pricing is as follows: $26 for the first two rows on the glass, $21 for the lower bowl, and $16 for the upper bowl.
Special rates are available for kids 2-12, seniors 65+, military, students, and groups of 10 or more. These discounted rates are priced at $16 for the lower bowl and $11 for the upper bowl. Two types of four packs are also available for purchase. The lower bowl four pack is priced at $80 and includes four tickets in the 100 level, four Dietz & Watson hot dogs, and four soft drinks. The upper bowl four pack is priced at $65 and includes four tickets in the 200 level, four Dietz & Watson hot dogs, and four soft drinks. Hockey clubs or other organizations or groups have the opportunity to take part in an exclusive ticket offer. With the purchase of 100 or more tickets for any one game at any price range, your group will receive 90 minutes of free ice time at Boardwalk Hall.
Tickets can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 800-736-1420 or at www.ticketmaster.com. For information on group sales, hockey club purchases or fan experience packages, please call (609) 348-7023 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For sponsorship or promotional opportunities associated with the series or individual games, please call (609) 348-7021 or e-mail email@example.com.
Boardwalk Hall has had quite a history with ice hockey within its arena walls. The beginning dates back to December 28, 1929 when Ottawa faced off against the New York Rangers. The following year saw the debut of the first of Boardwalk Hall’s two home hockey teams, the Atlantic City Seagulls, who played until 1952. An NHL pre-season game was contested in 1982, and following the $90 million renovation to Boardwalk Hall, the ECHL-affiliated Boardwalk Bullies took to the ice in October 2001 and won the Kelly Cup in 2003. In 2012, Boardwalk Hall hosted the 2012 AHL All-Star Classic, the ECAC Men’s Hockey Championship, and Operation Hat Trick, a charity exhibition hockey game for victims of Superstorm Sandy. Most recently, in addition to last year’s Albany Devils games, the 2013 ECAC Championship took place on March 22 and 23.
BruSil Management, LLC announced that Bachata Palooza making a first time appearance in Atlantic City at Historic Boardwalk Hall. The event will feature “El Torito” Hector Acosta, Henry Santos, El Chaval De La Bachata, and Andy Andy on Friday, November 22 at 8 PM.
Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, August 24 at 10 AM, and can be purchased by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are priced at $46, $67, and $77.
Héctor Acosta, first introduced to the tropical music world as vocalist for the famous Toros Band, first found his voice in church. In 1982, having sung for yearsonly inside the walls of the church, Acosta learned of a singing competition sponsored by a local radio station. In addition to singing, Héctor played avariety of instruments, acting as bass player for the popular Bonao band Los Gentiles.
After a 1989 performance with the group, Acosta was introduced toGerardo Diaz, whom he had impressed with his improvisational ability and stage presence. Diaz was manager for the renown Toros Band. He made Acosta a life-changing offer, and by 1991 Acosta's voice was heard all over Dominican radio. Los Toros Band's record Se Soltaron became a national hit, featuring the young and talented Héctor Acosta.
The singer enjoyed success and widespreadacclaim with the group, enjoying a number of hits during his years as a member, including the landmark album Raices. In 2006, after 15 years under the wings of his artistic mentors Gerardo and Juan Pablo Diaz, Acosta left the group to form his own orchestra. His premier release as a solo artist came in October of the same year. Sigo Siendo Yo generated radio hits such as "Me Voy" and "Primavera Azul," which showed up on U.S. and Dominican tropical music charts. Acosta performs all over the states in dance halls, festivals, and clubs alongside some of merengue's most popular artists.
Atlantic City’s newest and largest casino resort, Revel Casino Hotel, will celebrate its marketing promotion “Take a Free Ride to Revel” by hosting two free concerts. Edgar Winter will perform fan favorite song, “Free Ride,” among other hits on the Boardwalk in front of Revel on August 28 and August 29 at 7pm. Both concerts are free and open to the public.
Acclaimed artist Edgar Winter achieved success with monster hits such as "Free Ride" and the chart-topping rocker, "Frankenstein." A multi-instrumentalist (keyboards/sax/percussion) whose music encompasses many different genres including rock, blues, jazz and pop, Edgar first hit the national spotlight with his early recording of "Tobacco Road," featured on his 1970 debut album, Entrance. Edgar would soon form the band White Trash and release two hit albums in '71 and '72 titled, Edgar Winter's White Trash and Roadwork. After that Edgar put together an entirely new outfit called The Edgar Winter Group. The band's first effort, They Only Come Out at Night, would spawn both the hit singles, "Free Ride" and "Frankenstein," and remain on the charts for an incredible 80 consecutive weeks. The pivotal album would eventually reach double-platinum status, selling more than 2 million copies.
More recently, Edgar achieved chart success in 2003 with the song, "Dying To Live" -- featured as "Runnin" (Dying to Live) in the film Tupac Resurrection -- as the Eminem-produced song hit #5 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles sales chart. With over 20 albums and numerous collaborative efforts to his credit, Edgar Winter has not been satisfied to ride the wave of popular music stardom. His music has been featured in several major national television and radio and advertising campaigns. In addition, his music can be heard in no fewer than fifteen film and television projects.
For the “Take a Free Ride to Revel” promotion, during the month of August, self-parking is free, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to everyone with a Revel Card. Every day of the month, in periodic drawings between 8AM and midnight, Revel is selecting 1,000 hot-seat winners of gas cards across both the slot and table floor. To cap off the promotion, on Labor Day weekend, Thursday, August 29th to Sunday, September 1st, the property will give away 48 cars over 48 hours. Slot and table game customers will earn an entry for every $5 resort dollars earned, and entries are good for all 48 car drawings. In an Atlantic City first, all 48 cars are onsite.
Revel Casino Hotel: Gamblers Wanted. Revel offers casino players the newest and most expansive casino resort in the history of Atlantic City. Located along the city’s world-famous boardwalk, and designed to offer endless views of the Atlantic Ocean, the casino offers 130,000 square feet of gaming space, the largest contiguous smoking casino in Atlantic City, 2,400 slots, 130 table games, the high-limit Pearl Slot Lounge and high-limit table game Ultra Lounge. Revel features 1,399 ocean view rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, gardens, lounges, a 32,000-square-foot spa, 14 restaurants serving world-class cuisine and down-home favorites, a collection of boutiques, nightclubs, a dayclub and live entertainment on its stages at The Social and Ovation Hall.
Tropicana Casino & Resort presents three blues legends in one amazing concert as The Rides take the stage Sunday, September 1, 2013. Catch the excitement as three music legends: two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steven Stills, five-time Grammy-nominated singer and guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Chicago Blues legend Barry Goldberg join musical forces at 8:00 p.m. in the Tropicana Showroom.
Launching an exciting new chapter in each of their storied careers, the trio’s new band The Rides—which Stills dubs “the blues band of my dreams,” is further powered by the explosive rhythm section of bassist Kevin McCormick and Shepherd’s longtime drummer Chris Layton.
Concert goers will be wowed by songs from the trio’s newly-released album Can’t Get Enough. This transcendent album features a hard hitting mix of Stills-Goldberg-Shepherd penned blues/rock originals, classic blues tunes by Muddy Waters (“Honey Bee”) and Elmore James (“Talk To Me Baby”) and blistering twists on Stills’ favorite Neil Young anthem “Rockin’ In The Free World” and the Iggy Pop & The Stooges’ early 70s classic “Search and Destroy.”
“The songs have muscle; they don’t sound dated or contrived. They’re very natural and organic. It’s been the most magical experience of my life and I can’t wait to tour with these guys and start recording again,” said Stephen Stills.
Don’t miss your chance see The Rides at Tropicana. Tickets are $50, $60, $65 and $75 and are available through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or via phone at 1.800.736.1420, or at the Tropicana Box Office.
Tropicana Casino & Resort is a 24-hour gaming destination located on the beach and Boardwalk. Featuring 2,079 rooms and suites and home of The Quarter, a 200,000 square foot entertainment complex, Tropicana is the premier resort in Atlantic City. With more than 24 restaurants, 25 shops, 18 bars and lounges, 2 pools, an IMAX Theatre and a spa,