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Apr 12

10 Reasons Why Borgata Makes the Ultimate Gaycation

champagne-coupleIf you’re looking for a reason to come visit our LGBT-friendly resort, look no further: Borgata offers something for just about everyone, including ways to indulge, relax, and get your party on. We rounded up ten of our favorite reasons why our guests and friends enjoying coming out to Borgata.

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Apr 12

Hollywood Vampires at Borgata July 3

Hollywood VampiresWhen it comes to classic rock, with all due respect to modern music artists, some things are just too cool to ever be equaled.

Yeah, yeah, the kids are all into their Katy Perry, their Niki Minaj, their Kanye, their Drake.

Whatever.

You know what’s cool? Alice Cooper is cool singing Doors’ songs with Johnny Depp and Joe Perry on guitar. Yes, actor Johnny Depp. Yes, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry.

You know what’s cooler? That such a group exists and has the name Hollywood Vampires.

You know what’s cooler still? That the group grew out of a drinking club established by Cooper in Los Angeles on the Sunset Strip in 1969 for the rockers passing through the L.A. music scene. The Hollywood Vampires club was formed in an upstairs bar at the Rainbow Bar & Grill.

Cooper and Depp decided that they wanted to see the Hollywood Vampires rise from the dead (get it) and launched a band dedicated to resurrecting the music of so many singers and groups of the era who have, well, passed on to the great rock band graveyard.

And coolest of all? They’re playing Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on July 4th weekend with an appearance Sunday, July 3.

Intrigued? Hey, the coolness goes on.

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Apr 4

REVIEW: Diana Ross Proves Why She’s Still The Supreme

D RossDiana Ross had one goal during her sold-out Friday evening concert at Borgata‘s Event Center: to slay.

And slay she did. The 72-year-old performer donned more gowns than one would find during an episode of Say Yes to the Dress during her 75 minute set and demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that she’s still got it in spades.

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Mar 14

Tickets on Sale March 18 for George Benson, Huey Lewis, Jeff Beck, Tony Bennett and Straight No Chaser

So what are you doing in July?

It’ll be here before you know it, with warm beach weather, barbecues and a host of great concert tours crisscrossing the country.

And as always, when it comes to concerts, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa leads the way at the Jersey Shore with tickets for five great July concerts going on sale March 18.

Our 2016 summer lineup of shows and concerts is shaping up to be another standout year for Borgata Entertainment. As always, Borgata offers a diverse lineup to suit any musical taste, whether it’s jazz with George Benson (July 23), legendary rock and blues stars Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy together on July 23, classic 80s rock with Huey Lewis and the News (July 24), traditional beloved standards with Tony Bennett (July 29) or even a-cappella madness with Straight No Chaser (July 29 & 30).

Here’s a look at the concerts going on sale March 18:

George BensonGeorge Benson

July 23

Jazz guitarist George Benson is best known for his 1976 album, the mostly instrumental album “Breezin,’” and for the vocal cut “This Masquerade,” which won the Grammy for Record of the Year. That album introduced his soulful jazz stylings to the mainstream, and set off a career that spanned decades. You’ve heard Benson playing on tracks from Stevie Wonder (“Another Star”) and his second breakthrough album “Give Me the Night” in 1980. He’s been a staple on the smooth jazz charts ever since and brings his latest tour to Borgata July 23.

 

Jeff Beck and Buddy GuyJeff Beck and Buddy Guy

July 23

Jeff beck is one of the most celebrated rock guitarists of all time. Buddy Guy is one of the all-time great blues guitarists. Beck ranks 5th on Rolling Stone’s list of the “100 greatest guitarists of all time.” He’s played with a hall of fame list of artists and is one of three noted guitarists that played with The Yardbirds along with Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. Guy ranked 30th on Rolling Stone’s list and is cited as a major influence for pretty much every famous rock guitarist you’ve ever heard of including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. When the two take the stage at Borgata July 23, the rock gods will rejoice.

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Feb 22

REVIEW: America’s Drag Stars Present an Entertaining and Naughty Night

Americas Drag Stars at BorgataIf you liked variety, you clearly weren’t disappointed at this past Saturday’s raucous evening of drag at Borgata’s Music Box featuring the talents of Sherry Vine, Katya, Pandora Boxx, and Ginger Minj. The queens presented what can best be described as a naughty variety show for Atlantic City audiences, featuring everything from a partying Elsa from Frozen to a stripping Adele.

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Feb 11

The Isley Brothers at Borgata’s Event Center March 12

The Isley BrothersSongs in movies have a way of marking the times of people’s life, or more precisely, the great parties of people’s lives.

For anyone who can remember the 70s—if you can, you probably weren’t at too many parties though—you may vaguely recall dancing to the song “Shout” about a thousand times, which if course came from Otis Day and the Knights in the film  “Animal House.”

Well, actually no. “Shout” was a 1959 release from The Isley Brothers. Otis Day was a made up band.

Or maybe you remember in the 80s dancing along with Ferris Beuller to the Beatles “Twist and Shout.” Well, again it was an Isley Brothers hit first, though in fairness they covered the song as well, which was originally recorded by the Top Notes.

Or maybe, back in the 70s again, you just danced to “Who’s That Lady,” another Isley Brothers smash.

The point is, you’ve been partying to The Isley Brothers a lot longer than you realize and on March 12 you can do it in person when The Isley Brothers Featuring Ron and Ernie Isley appear at Borgata’s Event Center with special guests The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston & Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes.

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Feb 9

Let’s Get It On: 8 Reasons to Make Borgata Your Valentine’s Day Gaycation

valentines day at borgataIf you’re sick and tired of giving (and receiving) the same old roses and boxes of chocolate for Valentine’s Day, Borgata has plenty of unique alternatives to spice up your gift giving this February 14th. From special spa treatments to comfortable rooms to amazing eats, there’s something for every love bird on your list. We hand-picked eight signature Borgata experiences that will surely “wow” your significant other, or, if you’re single why not give yourself a little pampering?

Get a Room…Literally: No visit to Borgata would be complete without a stay in one of their clean, comfortable, and modern guest rooms. The entire hotel tower at Borgata was recently remodeled, and if you’re looking for a more “zen” experience, check out one of the deluxe rooms at The Water Club, where you’ll be able to relax and unwind with the one you love.

Work the Knots Out Of Your Relationship: Spa Toccare and Immersion Spa are offering a special “Forget Me KNOTS Massages for Two” exclusively during the month of February. Designed to get rid of the winter’s blah, the side-by-side Swedish massages include free parking and a treat for your sweet tooth.

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Jan 14

Frankie Valli, Tony Orlando and Foreigner to Appear at Borgata

The 2016 entertainment schedule for Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa is filling up and we’re announcing three upcoming shows, all of which will see tickets go on sale Friday, January 15.

Franki Valli          4/8 & 4/9            Music Box

Foreigner             5/7                     Event Center

Tony Orlando       5/13                   Music Box

Frankie ValliFranki Valli, of course, is a long time staple at Borgata. Valli came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons and immediately became known for his falsetto vocals. A Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Valli scored 29 Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons, one Top 40 hit under The Four Seasons’ alias ‘The Wonder Who?’, and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist.

Valli’s number-one hits included “Sherry” (1962), “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (1962), “Walk Like a Man” (1963), “Rag Doll” (1964) and “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)” (1975). As a solo artist, Valli scored number-one hits with the songs “My Eyes Adored You” (1974) and “Grease” (1978).

Tony OrlandoTony Orlando is another regular performer at Borgata. Orlando scored solo hits in the 1960s such as “Halfway to Paradise” and “Bless You,” but rose to superstardom as part of Tony Orlando and Dawn in the 1970s. Their hits included “Candida”, “Knock Three Times”, and “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.”

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Dec 8

Josh Groban August 5, 2016 at Borgata; Tickets on Sale December 11

Josh GrobanThere are two big announcements for fans of singer Josh Groban this week.

First, Groban has been nominated for a Grammy for his album Stages for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

Second, tickets for Groban’s August 5 concert at Borgata’s Event Center go on sale Friday, December 11 at 10 am.

It’s all just another week in the life for Groban, of course, who got his first Grammy nomination 10 years ago and has been a music superstar ever since. Groban tweeted that he is “honored to be in such tremendous company,” along with fellow nominees like Tony Bennett, Bob Dylan and Barry Manilow.

Now that’s hanging with the big Boys.

Groban’s crossover album Stages, released in Aprilwas hailed as a triumphant interpretation of songs from some of the biggest Broadway musicals of all time. According to Broadwayworld.com, Groban’s Stages and tour are a collection of some of the greatest musical theater songs of all time, which Groban describes as “gorgeously arranged songs that have stood the test of time,” and which he was drawn to because of their combination of “incredible melody with an incredible story.”

He brings that tour to Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa August 5 at Borgata’s Event Center. Tickets go on sale at 10 am Friday, December 11.  By then, Groban could be yet another Grammy winner to grace the Borgata Event Center stage.

Tickets are $153.50 / $123.50 / $98.50 / $78.50.

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