Expo will be held October 17-18
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Thursday, October 12, 2017) The inaugural 2017 Pizza & Pasta Northeast Expo is set to make waves in Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 17-18, when more than 3,000 pizza and Italian restaurant professionals are expected to converge at the Atlantic City Convention Center. This new event will incorporate a blend of food demonstrations, contests and educational sessions to augment an exhibit hall showcasing nearly 150 top manufacturers and suppliers.
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‘ROCKIN THE WALLS AT BOARDWALK HALL’ SET FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
VETERAN’S DAY CONCERT TO FEATURE 80’S ROCK BANDS
Songbird Entertainment, in conjunction with Choice Bar & Grill of Atlantic City, have announced their Veteran’s Day concert, ‘Rockin the Walls at Boardwalk Hall’ at the historic venue on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 6p.m. This 80’s rock music concert will feature WAR, Asia featuring John Payne, and Journey former lead vocalist, Steve Augeri.
Tickets starting at $35 are available at now Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-736-1420, or at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office powered by Atlantic City Electric.
This musical trip down memory lane will be headlined by legendary funk band, WAR, best known for infusing various rhythms of funk, Latin, blues, jazz and reggae to deliver favorites including, “Low Rider”, “Cisco Kid” “Why Can’t We Be Friends” and many more hits that crossed cultural barriers.
Classic rock group, ASIA, featuring John Payne will also be part of this rock classic concert, you can expect the audience to dance, sing and reminisce when Asia featuring John Payne plays the first chords of “Only Time Will Tell”, “Don’t Cry”, “Sole Survivor” and of course, “Heat of the Moment” are heard.
Appearing along with WAR, and Asia featuring John Payne, will be Special Guest Journey, former lead singer Steve Augeri, who is set to take the stage and perform some of the most popular singles like the cross-generational mega hit “Don’t Stop Believing”, Billboard chart toppers “Open Arms,” Anyway You Want It” and many of the 18 to 40 singles.
Michael Selvanto of Songbird Entertainment stated, that this concert was finally made possible by the backing of CHOICE BAR & GRILL, a new company soon to be opening here in Atlantic City.
Selvanto also added “that if it wasn’t with the help of Nick Conti, and Choice Bar & Grill, this concert would not be possible. Choice Bar and Grill is located at 470 N. Albany Ave, Atlantic City, and plans to open just in time for the concert. Nick Conti, said that he is looking forward to this concert, and plans to invest in more concerts, He is a long time resident of Atlantic City, and business owner. “I want to see Atlantic City grow again, and I will do my best to help make it grow,” Mr. Conti said.
“We hope to make this concert memorable” Selvanto, added “we plan to work in conjunction with our radio media in giving away 4 signed guitars from the concert, and also plan something that has not been done before” “at the concert we will be picking out three seat numbers and each number will have the chance to come down on stage and perform with the groups, I think this will add to the excitement of the concert. We will also be honoring our Veterans at the show.
Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center are owned and funded by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Spectra by Comcast Spectacor provides both Venue Management and Food Services & Hospitality to Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center.
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.
About Comcast Spectacor
Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a hosting and entertainment firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at ComcastSpectacor.com.
About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA): The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center. In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.
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America’s Game, Philadelphia’s Honor
Philadelphia Wins Bid to Host Army-Navy Game
In 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022
Today we are proud to report that Philadelphia has won four out of the next five bids to host the Army-Navy Game. In addition to playing host this year, Lincoln Financial Field will also host the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022 games. We are proud to be the home of America’s Game, just as we have been 86 times since its inception in 1890.
The Army-Navy Game is one of the biggest hospitality weekends of the year for our city, welcoming more than 50,000 fans, generating 30,000 hotel room nights and resulting in an estimated economic impact of more than $30 million. Through the leadership and hard work of PHL Sports, one of our business development divisions, sporting events continue to be a major opportunity for Philadelphia, delivering both economic benefits and national media exposure.
We’d like to thank our partners who helped to make this bid phase successful, including Mayor Jim Kenney and his team at the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, our Army-Navy Host Committee Co-Chairs Ron Naples and Tom Lynch and the team at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Please also join us in congratulating Larry Needle, executive director of PHL Sports, and Brea Webster Stanko, PHL Sports marketing manager, on securing this great economic win for our city.
We are most grateful to the Service Academies for their partnership, and very proud to be home to America’s Game — it is truly Philadelphia’s honor.