Legendary GRAMMY Award-winning R&B group Kool & The Gang will bring the funk to Empire City Casino, Manhattan’s closest casino and one of the largest gaming destinations in the northeast, Friday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m. Guests are invited to get down on the track for a night filled with iconic soul and discos hits. Tickets go on-sale Friday, May 24at 10:00 a.m. ET and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster platforms.
The Jersey City group started producing music in 1969, marking 2019 as their 50th anniversary performing together. Kool & The Gang has influenced four generations of fans with its timeless hits including Celebration, Jungle Boogie, Ladies Night, and Get Down On It, and have merited two GRAMMY Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top 10 R&B hits, nine Top 10 Pop hits and 31 albums that have earned gold or platinum status.
From Africa to Asia and back to America, Kool & The Gang has performed continuously longer than any R&B group in history. Their funk and jazz arrangements have also made them the most sampled R&B band of all-time. Kool & The Gang has performed alongside such iconic acts as Elton John, Dave Matthews Band and The Roots, and has even toured with rock legends Van Halen.
The August 16 concert, part of Empire City Casino’s summer full of entertainment and promotions, will mark the first time the band has performed at the historic track for what is expected to be an unforgettable, outdoor, live experience. For more information on the event, please visit empirecitycasino.com.
Empire City Casino, Manhattan’s closest casino, is easily accessible from all major highways as well as via Metro North, Bus, Shuttle Bus and more (exact point-to-point directions provided here). For more information on Empire City Casino, please visitwww.empirecitycasino.com.