Presque Isle Downs & Casino Announces Hot Summer Concert Series

Erie, PA, May 08, 2013 --( Presque Isle Downs & Casino will stage an outdoor summer concert series featuring, among others, Grammy-nominees The Fabulous Thunderbirds and American icon and former Billboard Number #1 artist Chubby Checker and the Wildcats.

Also headlining this year’s series is former teen idol, guitarist, singer and actor David Cassidy of the famed Partridge Family and Nashville recording artist Chris Higbee and perennial rockers, The Clarks. The popular Eagles tribute band Hotel California is also scheduled to showcase “A Salute to the Eagles.”

“We’re offering fantastic music at an amazing price,” said Mike Tamburelli, Vice President and General Manager of Presque Isle Downs & Casino. “This summer’s concert series will be one to remember. And in a twist of fate, this happens to be the 50th Anniversary of Chubby Checker’s hit song, ‘The Twist’.”

"The Twist" is the song that gave birth to the Twist dance craze of the 60’s. The single became a hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 19, 1960 and then set a record by being the only single to reach #1 in two different chart runs when it resurged and dominated the chart again on January 13, 1962.

The outdoor concerts will be available to people of all ages.

Most ticket prices will start at $5 or $10 dollars depending upon the act.

The Summer Concert Series schedule is as follows:
· The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Friday, June 7th at 7pm. Tickets start at $10.
· Chris Higbee and The Clarks; Friday, July 5th at 7pm. Tickets start at $5.
· David Cassidy in concert; Friday, August 9th at 7pm. Tickets start at $10.
· Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles”; Friday, Aug. 23rd at 7pm. Tickets start at $5.
· Chubby Checker and The Wildcats; Friday, September 13th at 7pm. Tickets start at $10.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at
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About Presque Isle Downs & Casino
Presque Isle Downs & Casino features live poker, table games, slots, entertainment and horse racing. The casino features the latest technology and amenities designed for guest comfort and expectations. It also features a new state-of-the-art nine table poker room which offers tableside dining in a glass-enclosed smoke free environment. The property also has four restaurants, including the award-winning Sensory 3 and the Downs Clubhouse and Lounge, which has more than 200 flat-screen TVs and a spectacular seating section for live horse race viewing.

Jennifer See
Director of Marketing
Presque Isle Downs & Casino
Presque Isle Downs & Casino
Jennifer See