Downs Announces Tribute Concert Series

Written by on July 31, 2018

News Release: Batavia Downs

Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel has announced the lineup for their fall and winter tribute shows, with one concert each month featuring music from great artists.

The Paddock Room will play host to Abbamania – A tribute to Abba, based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The cast looks and sounds like the famous Swedish rock group and will roll through all your favorites on Saturday, September 8th.

Saturday, October 6th is the date for American Graffiti starring Johnny Gems and the Red Hot Bananas. These artists have collectively been performing for 30 years. The show brings back every major hit from every major artist, from 1955 to 1965. You’ll hear hits by Elvis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley and Bill Haley and the Comets! Into the 1960s with The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Four Seasons, Roy Orbison, Del Shannon and a highlight to Danny and the Juniors with “At the Hop” and “Rock and Roll is Here to Stay”!

Next up, on Saturday, November 17th, Batavia Downs welcomes Walk the Line – A Tribute to Johnny Cash. With Gavan Rosseau playing the part of “The Man in Black” with a 4 piece backing band, this tribute show showcases Rosseau’s ability to emulate the voice, look and mannerisms of the late singer. Songs performed include the Sun Record days all the way to those from the 1970’s.

Blame it all on Their Roots – Garth Brooks and Shania Twain Tribute takes the stage on Saturday, December 15th. This high energy show performs all this hits of the two country headliners whose records have sold over 230 Million Albums worldwide.

Each concert will take place on a Saturday immediately following live racing. $10 General Admission Tickets will go on sale at for each show on Tuesday, July 31st at 10am. Each concert begins at 8:30pm with doors at 8pm. Each ticket is redeemable on the gaming floor the day of the concert or the next day for $10 in Free Play. Tickets can also be purchased in-person at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel at their “Lucky Treasures” Gift Shop located in the lobby.

“We are looking forward to these indoor tribute shows.” said Henry Wojtaszek, CEO/President at Batavia Downs Gaming. “Building on the success of our summer concert series, we’re happy to keep General Admission ticket prices at a reasonable $10 to make sure everyone can enjoy these great tribute shows.”

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