YONKERS, N.Y. -- Empire City Casino recently announced that it will be hosting its first pre-St. Patrick's Day performance to honor the Irish and will feature popular bands, Black 47 and Shilelagh Law on Sunday, March 16 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The concert is expected to draw thousands and will be held outdoors on the track side in rain, snow or shine.
”After the success of our outdoor summer concert series, our customers continued to request an outdoor Irish concert,” said Empire City Casino President Timothy Rooney. “These bands are the best of their kind and have an incredible fan base."
Black 47 has performed more than 2,500 shows and recently announced that it will disband November 2014 after having recorded their final album, "Last Call," and touring the country. The band became popular nationally after heavy airplay and television exposure.
Shilelagh Law is known to embody New York Irish music. By interpreting traditional Irish music through a filter of urban grittiness, Shilelagh Law defines the Irish-American experience.
A live performance from the Steve Reilly Duo in Dan Rooney’s Sports Pub will take place from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Girsa will perform in the Entertainment Lounge from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Tickets are $20 and will be sold online beginning Monday, Feb. 10. An online pre-sale for Empire Club members will begin Thursday, Feb. 6.
Because of Black 47's connection to first responders after 9/11, discounted tickets for $15 are available for EMS, police and fire personnel. Tickets can be purchased at Empire City Casino at the second-floor cage window. Proper identification is required.