Keith Sweat to Perform at Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center will have an opportunity to host legendary R&B singer Keith Sweat on June 14, 2019. Tickets will go on sale starting this week, and the starting price will be $40. People interested to see this amazing performance will be able to obtain tickets either online or at the Proctors Theater Box Office in Schenectady. The doors will open at 7 pm, and the show will begin at 8 pm. If you have a trip planned in June and Rivers Casino is nearby, make sure to buy tickets for you and your loved ones as Keith Sweat will make you fall in love with music all over again.

Who is Keith Sweat?

Keith Douglas Sweat is a singer and songwriter from the US who also had an opportunity to work as an actor and record producer. Some of his most popular hits include songs “Make It Last Forever,” “I Want Her,” “Get Up on It,” “Make You Sweat,” “Nobody,” and many others. He has released a total of 13 solo albums and was a member of LSG, which was an R&B supergroup.

Keith had a very interesting life that started in Harlem, New York, where he spent his childhood being exposed to various musical influences. He showed his determination in the jobs he did before he became a musician, working his way up from a night stock boy at Macy’s to a brokerage assistant in the New York Stock Exchange in just a couple of years.

But it seems that Sweat’s first and primary love was for music. He started performing as a member of a band called Jamilah in 1975, where he learned a lot about performances and music in general while performing all over the tri-State area. Nine years after that, he decided to leave the group and start his solo career when things finally kicked off for him. After performing at nightclubs in NYC, he finally managed to land a record deal for Stadium Records, recording “My Mind Is Made Up.”

His career continued going upwards after Vincent Davis discovered him and offered him a deal that included recording an album at Vintertainment Records. Sweat finally released his first solo album called Make It Last Forever which was sold in three million copies. “I Want Her” instantly became a huge hit and topped the R&B chart. Some of the songs from the album were also nominated and won a couple of awards.

At this point, it was clear what an undeniable talent Keith was, and he decided to record another album which also turned out to be a chart-topper. From that point on, everything went upwards for him, and Sweat managed to gain thousands of fans all over the US, actively touring the states.

Sweat also had a very interesting contribution to music by being one of the pioneers of the new jack swing, which is a fusion genre of music which was popular back in the 80s.

Finally, Sweat also managed to discover two groups called Kut Klose and Silk. He produced one of Silk’s albums and even helped them with singing and songwriting, creating their famous hit “Freak Me.”

His achievements also include winning the American Music Award (AMA) in the category of Favorite R&B/Soul Artist back in 1997. Furthermore, he received AMA’s Soul Train Lifetime Achievement in 2013 and is currently a radio personality, hosting a show called “The Keith Sweat Hotel.”

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Plans St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, and many casinos in Las Vegas plan to celebrate this huge holiday in style, with a lot of people and suitable entertainment. Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady issued a list of their plans for this big day as they are making final preparations in order to pay tribute to this Irish holiday.

Some of the popular events will include several live music performances, most of which are somehow related to Celtic music and the Irish culture. One of the bands to perform there will be The McKrells, which play Celtic tunes that people enjoy dancing to. The venue will also host a U2 tribute band called Unforgettable Fire, as well as a tribute band that plays the 80s hard rock music called Mullet that will perform during the weekend.

However important to Irish culture and St. Patrick’s Day, music is not the only thing that will decorate this event, as the organizers did their best to provide food related to Ireland. Irish-themed food will include delicious dishes such as Duke’s Chophouse, Flipt, and Van Slyck’s. Naturally, special drinks will also be a part of the menu that people will be able to enjoy during the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

Finally, people who visit such events probably want to buy something that will remind them of the wonderful time they had while celebrating 2019 St. Patrick’s Day, which is why the organizers prepared a specter of authentic products that visitors will be able to shop at the Lennon’s of Schenectady’s pop-up shop. It will be located across the Event Center which is only a couple of feet away from the main Casino floor of this facility.

Details about the Celebration

Rivers Casino Director of Marketing, Rob Christopher, stated that they had an exciting weekend celebration which was planned for St. Patrick’s Day and that they were thrilled to host Lennon’s of Schenectady pop-up shop. He added that they had thought it would be a nice addition to the weekend festivities and that they were always happy to bring local businesses into fitting events and help them.

Lennon’s is a popular store located on Jay Street in Schenectady, and it offers a wide variety of Irish products such as food, gifts, clothing, jewelry, and even food. Furthermore, a part of Lennon’s is reserved for popular Irish sweets that visitors will be able to enjoy during the celebration.

When it comes to food, all Irish-themed specials will be available as a part of the offer. One of them that stands out is Duke’s Chophouse, which consists of corned beef shank, mashed potatoes, and cabbage. This specialty will be available for $30 a meal.

The music is the most important aspect of this celebration, and the first band to start the show will be Unforgettable Fire, who will hit the stage at Event Center at Rivers Casino on Friday, with doors being open from 7 pm. If you haven’t had an opportunity to enjoy one of the biggest Irish bands of all time live at a concert, this is the next best thing as their performance will make you feel like you are actually listening to U2. However, this show will be available only for Rush Rewards members who will receive the complimentary ticket to the show. The seating is limited, and it will be a first-come, first-served type of distribution, so make sure to be there on time not to miss this outstanding band.

Music shows will end with The McKrells performing on Sunday from 4 pm to 6 pm in the Events Center, so make sure not to miss this premier Irish band that will make you get up on your feet and dance to traditional tunes.