THE SENECA EXPERIENCE - Seneca Gaming Corp. Announces Summer Entertainment Lineup



    
    From popular and legendary recording artists, to comedy, to free outdoor
    shows - summer lineup has something for everyone
    

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., June 10 /CNW/ -- The temperature is heating up
outside, and Seneca Gaming Corporation (SGC) is proud to bring some of the
hottest acts to Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel (SNC) and Seneca Allegany Casino
& Hotel (SAC) this summer.
    Billed as THE SENECA EXPERIENCE, both resort properties boast virtually
non-stop entertainment as the stages sizzle with today's up and coming
performers and classic favorites who have made their mark in the music
industry for years.
    Robert E. Victoria, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Seneca Gaming
Corporation (SGC), managing entity for the Seneca Nation's Class III gaming
facilities and resort properties, announced The Seneca Experience
entertainment lineup today.
    "The series of special events and engagements here at SNC & SAC boast
something for everyone, from classic rock connoisseurs to comedy lovers," he
said.
    The summer's Seneca Experience will kick-off this Saturday as legendary
band BLONDIE takes the stage for the first time at SNC to avid fans and rave
reviews.  According to Victoria, Saturday's concert is just the beginning of a
diverse entertainment lineup performed by top-notch artists.
    "We've continued the theme of variety from our past lineups to bring you
a wide array of shows sure to appeal to a broad range of tastes and
interests," he said.  Victoria also noted that quantity as well as quality
reign supreme, with events going on virtually every weekend.
    
    Variety of Musical Acts Light Up the Stage
    
    The band that pioneered the early American punk rock and New Waves
scenes, BLONDIE, with front woman Deborah Harry, brings their "Parallel Lines
-- 30th Anniversary Tour" to Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel (SNC), Seneca
Niagara Events Center on Saturday June 14th at 8 p.m.
    Next, legendary group THE NEVILLE BROTHERS takes the stage on Friday June
27th at 7 p.m. in the Seneca Niagara Events Center (SNC). These four brothers
blend passionate funk with a blues-soaked groove that is sure to provoke and
entertain.
    80's sensation, HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS bring their combination of rock,
backed with soul and doo-wop style harmonies to the Seneca Allegany Events
Center (SAC) on Saturday June 28th at 8 p.m.
    Bring family and friends to our annual FIREWORKS DISPLAY! Join us for
these FREE events on Thursday July 3rd at 9:45 p.m. at Seneca Niagara Casino &
Hotel (SNC rain date 7/4) and Friday July 4th at 9:30 p.m. at Seneca Allegany
Casino & Hotel, East Parking Lot (SAC rain date 7/5).
    Formed in 1995 by former CCR bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford,
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVISITED takes the stage at Seneca Allegany Casino &
Hotel (SAC) for a FREE outdoor concert on Friday July 11th at 8 p.m.
    On Friday July 18th at 8 p.m. in the Seneca Niagara Events Center (SNC)
Reverend, singer and songwriter AL GREEN will take the stage to perform some
of his greatest and beloved hits, such as "Let's Stay Together" as well as
songs from his new album, "Lay it Down."
    DONNA SUMMER, "The Queen of Disco" who has sold over 100 million records
worldwide will have the audience dancing in the aisles on Sunday July 20th at
7 p.m. inside the Seneca Allegany Events Center (SAC).
    Former member of The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, MICHAEL MCDONALD
makes a stop at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel (SAC), Seneca Allegany Events
Center on Saturday July 26th at 8 p.m.
    You've seen him on his hit TBS show "Frank TV" and as the ever-changing
face of the Direct TV commercials -- now experience the laughter live as
comedian FRANK CALIENDO heats up the stage in the Seneca Niagara Events Center
(SNC) on Friday August 1st at 8 p.m.
    For the second FREE outdoor show at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel (SAC),
legendary guitarist, PETER FRAMPTON will light up the Allegany Mountains on
Friday August 1st at 8 p.m. Frampton is best known for his solo work in the
mid 1970's and as one of the original members of the band, Humble Pie.
    Emmy award winning comedienne and host of Bravo's hit show, "Kathy
Griffin: My Life on the D-List," funny-woman, KATHY GRIFFIN will have you
laughing until it hurts on Saturday August 9th at 8 p.m. in the Seneca Niagara
Events Center (SNC).
    Two of rock and roll's greats -- BOSTON and STYX take the stage together
for one unforgettable performance on Saturday August 9th at 8 p.m. in the
Seneca Allegany Events Center (SAC). Hear classic favorites like, "More than a
Feeling" and "Come Sail Away."
    Join PUDDLE OF MUDD as they rock out in Seneca Square for a FREE outdoor
concert on Friday August 15th at 7 p.m. at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel
(SNC).
    Multi-Grammy award winning artist, CHAKA KAHN with special guest MUSIQ
SOULCHILD, brings her legendary voice to the Seneca Niagara Events Center
(SNC) on Saturday August 16th at 8 p.m. Hear your favorites such as "I Feel
For You" and "I'm Every Woman" with this legendary R&B diva.
    TOPS IN BLUE comes to Seneca Square for a FREE outdoor show at Seneca
Niagara Casino & Hotel (SNC). Celebrate American pride and honor with a
concert presented by the US Air Force on Thursday August 21st at 8 p.m.
    JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS with special guests THE DEREK MILLER BAND
wrap the FREE outdoor concert series in Seneca Square (SNC) on Friday August
22nd at 7 p.m. Rock out to your favorite hits such as, "I Love Rock 'n Roll"
and "I Hate Myself for Loving You."
    Buffalo's own, THE GOO GOO DOLLS perform on Saturday August 23rd at 8
p.m. in the Seneca Allegany Events Center (SAC). Celebrate over 20 years of
the "Goo's" as they perform their many chart-topping hits, such as, "Better
Days" "Slide," and "Let Love In" back in their hometown!
    Former member of The Steve Miller Band, BOZ SCAGGS, brings his chart
topping hits, such as, "Lido Shuffle" and "What Can I Say" to the Seneca
Allegany Events Center (SAC) on Friday September 5th at 8 p.m.
    CHICAGO, one of the longest running and most successful pop/rock groups
in American history, will take the stage on Saturday September 6th at 8 p.m.
in the Seneca Allegany Events Center (SAC).
    Wrapping up the summer line-up, BARENAKED LADIES perform TWO shows in the
Seneca Niagara Events Center (SNC) on Friday September 26th and Saturday
September 27th both at 8 p.m.
    Aside from the five (5) FREE outdoor concerts, all shows will be
performed at the Seneca Niagara Events Center and the Seneca Allegany Events
Center, SGC's state-of-the-art entertainment facilities that boast the latest
in lighting and sound technology (most often found in large, arena style
venues) but maintain the intimacy and feel of a smaller concert experience.
    Victoria is confident the SGC's ability to bring big name entertainment
acts will continue to bring fame and recognition to Western New York.  "It's
through our efforts to make Seneca Niagara and Seneca Allegany Casinos &
Hotels premier entertainment destinations that we're able to thrust Western
New York into the spotlight and attract a regional audience and national
attention."
    
    Experience a Seneca Summer
    
    Both the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel and the Seneca Allegany Casino &
Hotel will be promoting several show and hotel packages for the ultimate
summer getaway. For more information on The Seneca Experience entertainment
lineup visit: www.TheSenecaCasinos.com.
    "With world-class gaming & entertainment, a luxurious hotel and spa, fine
and casual dining and great retail, we're looking forward to people
considering Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel and Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel
when planning day trips or destination weekends this summer," said Victoria.




For further information:

For further information: Jillian Fiorella, of Seneca Gaming Corporation,
 +1-716-501-2324, JFiorella@snfgc.com

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