GRAND VICTORIA CASINO KEEPS IT ROCKIN’ BY THE RIVER
Southern Rock Reigns Supreme at Grand Victoria Casino
Elgin, August 4, 2014 There was collective boot tapping happening down in Festival Park Sunday as The Grand Victoria Casino hosted the fifth concert of their Rock & Roll Concert Series. Over five thousand concert goers experienced not one but four venerable Southern Rock legends: Artimus Pyle Band, The Outlaws, Molly Hatchet, and headlining the evening, Marshall Tucker Band.
Popular ballads as “Freebird” and “Sweet Home Alabama” had the audience dancing in the aisles, as Artimus Pyle Band, with former Lynard Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle took the stage. The rocking didn’t stop until Marshall Tucker Band closed out the evening with “Can’t You See” complete with the audience’s enthusiastic participation.
Jim Thomason, General Manager of Grand Victoria Casino discussed the evening’s apparent success: “The popularity and continued success of our concert series has been gratifying, as this not only benefits the casino but also showcases the City of Elgin and everything downtown Elgin has to offer. The popularity of the concert series introduces non-residents to the area, opening up the possibility of return trips to the area to experience local dining and culture.”
The Rock & Roll Concert Series will conclude with Deep Purple on August 20th. Tickets are on sale at GrandVictoriaCasino.com
About Grand Victoria Casino: Opened in 1994, Grand Victoria Casino is home to gaming excitement and award-winning dining as well as a key source of community support for the City of Elgin, Kane County, and the State of Illinois. Twenty percent of GVC’s annual adjusted net operating income goes to programs that benefit these areas. A portion of this contribution makes up the Grand Victoria Foundation, which was established to provide a sustainable source of support for education, environmental, and economic development programs. For more information visit www.GrandVictoriaCasino.com.
Contact: Melinda Pfeifer-Borucki, Marketing Supervisor- Grand Victoria Casino