First Concert of the Summer Series Begins on Wednesday, June 19

FARMINGTON, N.Y. –Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack’s Free Summer Concert Series kicks off on Wednesday, June 19 with REO Speedwagon. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  

Formed in 1967, and led by vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon has sold 22 million albums in the U.S. and 40 million across the globe. Their album entitled Hi Infidelity spent a record 15 weeks in the number one spot for album sales in 1980, and achieved nine-time platinum status. Find Your Own Way Home, released in 2007 following an eleven year break from recording, marked the band’s 15th album release.  With 13 top 40 hits including “Keep On Loving You” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling”, REO Speedwagon celebrates its 46th anniversary in 2013.  

All concerts are free to attend and will be held outdoors with seating available in the covered Grandstand. Doors will open at 6:30pm and opening act, D-Drive, takes the stage beginning at 7pm. Parking is free, however tailgating in the parking lot is prohibited. Concert attendees must be 18 years or older.

Finger Lakes will once again open its Tailgate Zone from 4 - 6:30 p.m. prior to the concert. Tailgate Zone attendees must be 21 years or older and can enjoy an all-you-can-eat cookout, live entertainment from local bands and other activities. As a bonus, Tailgate Zone attendees are also admitted to the concert area prior to the general public. Admission to the Tailgate Zone is $15 and is paid upon entry. Outside food and beverages will be prohibited.
About Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack: In operation since 1962, the facility added gaming to its offering in 2004 with a $10.5 million expansion. Nearly two million visitors annually now visit the facility highlighted by nearly 1,200 gaming machines, the 448-seat Vineyard Buffet, as well as live and simulcast thoroughbred racing. A nearly 33,000 square foot expansion featuring additional gaming space, feature bar and new restaurant is currently under construction and slated to open in the fall of 2013. Casino doors open at 8 a.m. and racing doors open at 11:30 a.m. daily. For more information, visit


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