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Parx Casino® Announces Iconic Entertainer And Award-Winning Superstar Reba McEntire To Perform At The New Xcite Center

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Xcite Center Opens This Month with Sizzling Winter/Spring Line-up That Includes Reba, Chicago, Rascal Flatts, Eddie Money, Pat Benatar, Wayne Brady, Dane Cook

BENSALEM, Pa., Jan. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Parx Casino®, Pennsylvania's #1 casino, announced today two concerts by award-winning country legend Reba McEntire on Friday, April 27, 2018 and Saturday, April 28, 2018. Performances will take place at the new Xcite Center with doors opening at 7:00pm and shows starting at 8:00pm. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 5th at 11:00am ranging from $75-$175 each. Reba joins the growing "A-list" of entertainers who will take the stage of the Xcite Center this year. The venue officially opens on January 13th to a sold-out launch concert with 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Chicago®. Other music and comedy acts announced for the New Year are Rascal Flatts, Eddie Money, Pat Benatar, Wayne Brady, Dane Cook, Third Eye Blind and more.

"Parx Casino® is thrilled to welcome multi-media superstar Reba McEntire to our brand new Xcite Center," said CEO Tony Ricci. "We are excited to host a full slate of top notch entertainment starting on January 13th. Reba is a shining example of one of the major headliners and high caliber acts you should come to expect when our new music and comedy program kicks off at Parx Casino®."

Reba built her household name through a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. She recently received her 15th GRAMMY nomination for her Gospel Music Association Dove Award winning album SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH AND HOPE (Nash Icon Records / Capitol Christian Music Group). The album topped both the Billboard Country and Christian/Gospel charts for multiple weeks and marked her thirteenth summit, bolstering Reba's successful record of 35 No. 1 singles and over 56 million albums sold worldwide. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member has won 15 American Music Awards, 14 ACM Awards, 9 People's Choice Awards, 7 CMA Awards and 2 Grammy Awards, in addition to an ACM Career Achievement Honor and 50th Anniversary Milestone Award for the Most Awarded ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, as well as the first-ever American Country Countdown NASH Icon Award and a National Artistic Achievement Award from the U.S. Congress. The Grand Ole Opry member has also received the Andrea Bocelli Foundation Humanitarian Award, Leadership Music Dale Franklin Award and the Music Biz Chairman's Award. During her 2011 All The Women I Am tour, Pollstar and Billboard's Boxscore named Reba the No. 1 female Country touring artist with a combined total of over 9 million tickets sold in her career.

Reba's performance will take place in the new 30,000 square foot Xcite Center that seats over 1,500 people. A sampling of other big-name acts coming to Bucks County to play the Xcite Center at Parx Casino® includes:

  • Chicago, Saturday January 13, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Bill Engvall, Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 6:00pm & 9:00pm
  • Paul Rodgers of Bad Company, Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Wayne Brady, Friday, January 26, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Gabriell "Fluffy" Iglesias, Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 7:00pm & 10:00pm
  • Dwight Yoakam, Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Third Eye Blind, Saturday, February 10, 20188:00pm
  • The Commodores, Saturday, February 17, 20188:00pm
  • Lyle Lovett & Shawn Colvin, Thursday, March 1, 20188:00pm
  • Rascal Flatts, Saturday, March 3, 20188:00pm

"We've built a spectacular new live music venue with state-of-the-art sound and technology for the region to enjoy," added Ricci. "Our goal was to create a high quality performance space that would be a match for the high caliber talent we want to draw to the region. This is only the start of bringing some of the best live entertainment acts to Parx Casino® and Bucks County."

Tickets for Reba McEntire at the Xcite Center at Parx Casino® are $75 to $175. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 5th at 11:00am. For more information on Parx Casino® and the Xcite Center, visit www.parxcasino.com or call (888) 588-7279.

ABOUT PARX CASINO®
Parx Casino® is owned and operated by Greenwood Racing, Inc. Parx Casino® is conveniently located 20 minutes north of center city Philadelphia, I-95 exit 37 or PA Turnpike exit 351 (westbound), exit 352 (eastbound) onto Street Road in Bensalem. Parx features over 200,000 square feet of gaming; over 3,300 slot machines and 133 live table games; over 80 poker tables; live racing & simulcast action; Parxgrill, an upscale signature restaurant; Foodies quick service dining;Chickie's & Pete's Crab House and Sports Bar; 360 bar and live music venue; Jax sports bar; Circle Bar; Bambu Noodle House; Earl of Sandwich®; Xlounge, ultramodern luxury lounge and complimentary parking for over 5,000 cars. Coming January 2018 – The opening of the 1,500 seat live entertainment venue the Xcite Center; The Liberty Bell Gastropub, farm-to-fork inspired menu; Parx Poker, the brand new poker room moving inside the main casino. For more information on Parx Casino®, visit www.parxcasino.com.

Contacts:
Kory Aversa ~ Aversa PR & Events
kory@aversapr.com
215-840-9216

Carrie Nork Minelli ~ Parx Casino®
cnorkminelli@parxcasino.com

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