Escape to Margaritaville on August 12 as the Landsharks return to Empire City Casino

It’s last call for summer paradise and this year, there’s no need to travel far for good vibrations. Escape to Margaritaville on August 12 at Empire City Casino as the world-renowned Landsharks return for the second year-in-a-row to perform the best of The Beach Boys and Jimmy Buffett trackside at Manhattan’s closest casino. Empire City will turn into a tropical getaway with Adirondack chairs, picnic tables, umbrellas in drinks, and BBQ-style food available for purchase. The event is free to attend.

Not only have the Landsharks worked as the “house band” at Margaritaville in Universal Studios, Florida, but they’ve also played in concert with both of their tribute artists, opening for the Beach Boys and Jimmy Buffet throughout the years. Currently, the Landsharks travel the world playing much more than just tribute songs; they’re also known for covering today’s popular music, rock & roll, ballads, and much more. They’ll rock Empire City on August 12 beginning at 5:00 part of the casino’s commitment to provide quality, free entertainment for the more than 8-million guests that visit each year.

Tribute Band Thursdays also continue throughout August at Empire City with a line-up of classic hits taking visitors down memory lane. Enjoy the best of Whitney Houston, Pat Benatar, Earth, Wind & Fire and other musical legends in the first-floor Entertainment Lounge at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. every Thursday. The concert series is free to attend and provides guests a chance to shake-things-up during their visit.

August Entertainment Line-Up*

August 2 – Ultimate Benatar (Pat Benatar tribute)

August 9 – The Greatest Love of All (Whitney Houston tribute)

August 12 – Landsharks (Jimmy Buffett and Beach Boys tribute)

August 16 – Jenna Esposito (Connie Francis tribute)

August 23 – Shining Star (Earth, Wind, and Fire tribute)

August 30 – The Blue Meanies (Monkees tribute)

While at Empire City, guests should be sure to grab a delicious & refreshing frozen cocktail at one of the casino’s bars on the gaming floor, or try their luck on the casino’s IGT Wheel of Fortune Triple Stars® slot machine jackpot, now over $1.3-million. Earlier this year, Theresa P. of Westchester, NY won a life-changing jackpot of $2.9-million, the highest-ever jackpot at any of New York State’s regulated casinos.

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*Line-up subject to change without notice.

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