Oneida Nation Homelands (NY) (PRWEB) March 09, 2015
Turning Stone Resort Casino will bring the ultimate action-packed weekend of Vegas-sized entertainment to Upstate New York in April when it hosts two epic events including the just-announced performance from the iconic American singer Tony Bennett. Bennett will be performing his beloved jazz and popular musical hits at the resort’s state-of-the-art Event Center on Sunday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. While Bennett appeared at Turning Stone’s 20th anniversary celebration in 2013 for a private gala, this will be his first public performance at the resort since 2007. Tickets for the sure-to-be-sold-out concert go on sale today at 10:00 a.m.
With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements, spanning over 60 years, includes eighteen Grammy Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, making Bennett a true international treasure. His signature tunes, such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” form part of the fabric of American music culture. Often billed as the world’s most boyish octogenarian, Bennett is a vital musical artist at the peak of his powers.
Bennett celebrated his 85th birthday in 2011 with the release of “Duets II” and made music history by making him the oldest artist to ever have a #1 CD on the Billboard album charts. “Duets II,” followed up “Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic” CD, released in 2006. 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the singer’s signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” as well as the release of a new documentary film, THE ZEN OF BENNETT, created and conceived by Bennett’s son and manager Danny Bennett. Bennett also authored his fourth book, LIFE IS A GIFT, released in 2012 and entered The New York Times Best Seller list. In 2014, Tony Bennett released a collaborative album with Lady Gaga, CHEEK TO CHEEK featuring these two legendary artists performing jazz standards. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album charts making Bennett the oldest musical artist, at the age of 88, to have an album top the Billboard 200 and won the Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Pop Album category. Bennett is a Kennedy Center Honoree, an NEA Jazz Master and a recipient of the United Nation’s Humanitarian and Citizen of the World honors.
Bennett is also a talented painter. He has exhibited his work in galleries around the world, and three of his original paintings are part of the permanent collection in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. Throughout his career, Bennett has put his heart and time into supporting humanitarian concerns and joined with Dr. Martin Luther King in the historic Selma march in 1965. His many charitable works include raising millions towards Diabetes, and lending his artwork to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. In 2007, he was honored by the United Nations. Together with his wife, Susan, Bennett established the charitable organization, Exploring The Arts (ETA) to support arts education in public high schools. Bennett founded Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a NYC public high school in his hometown of Astoria, Queens, and ETA now supports 14 additional NYC public high schools throughout New York City and just expanded to support three public arts high schools in Los Angeles.
Tickets for the April 19 Tony Bennett concert go on sale today, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. for $60, $50 and $40. Guests can purchase tickets by visiting or calling the Turning Stone Box Office at 315-361-7469 or online at Ticketmaster.
A truly stunning 3,400 acre destination resort, the Oneida Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino continues to be nationally recognized as a leading venue for headline entertainment, including chart-topping musicians and blockbuster sporting events.
Turning Stone Resort’s Vegas-sized weekend also includes one of the biggest boxing events of the year. The highly-anticipated HBO “Boxing After Dark” fight with former World Champions Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov, two of boxing’s hardest punchers, go head-to-head in an epic 12-round welterweight showdown on Saturday, April 18. Limited $35 and $25 seats are still available at the Turning Stone Box Office at 315-361-7469 or online at Ticketmaster.
In addition to hosting legendary events, Turning Stone also offers three award-winning hotels, an eclectic mix of more than 20 fine- and casual-dining restaurants, world-class amenities, including two luxury spas, five professional-level golf courses, an indoor tennis and golf dome, vast entertainment options, multiple nightlife venues and a 120,000 square foot Vegas-style gaming floor. Turning Stone Resort recently received several prestigious awards, including three AAA Four Diamond awards, accolades granted to less than four percent of AAA’s approved properties, distinguishing Turning Stone as the only resort in the entire Northeast with three Four Diamond venues at one property.
About Turning Stone Resort Casino
A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The Academy of Country Music named Turning Stone “Casino of the Year” in 2009. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant. For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site http://www.TurningStone.com.