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Concerts & Special Events

Vernon Downs Casino Hotel has hosted some of the greatest names in music entertainment. Artists such as Joan Jett and Clint Black have rocked outside at our track under the stars. Pat Benatar and Neil Girlado also played to a great sold out crowd, while the Fabulous Thunderbirds opened our New State of the Art Event Center! Vernon Downs Casino Hotel continued concerts featuring Gretchen Wilson in 2013 and rocked the house with Jerrod Niemann and Love & Theft, Country’s newest up and coming names. So check out Vernon Downs Casino Hotel for all your concert events.

The Rolling Stones, Shania Twain, Elvis, and more. See the hottest tribute bands around right at Vernon Downs Casino Hotel playing your favorite songs from the present to the past. Our tribute bands at Vernon Downs Casino Hotel let you step back in time, or the present and allow you to enjoy the music you like and know. Next best thing…to the REAL thing!

Concert: Crystal Gale & Lee Greenwood

Crystal Gayle & Lee Greenwood

Friday, August 9, 8pm Trackside
Tickets $15 on sale now at Player’s Club and ticketmaster.com.

All proceeds to benefit The Food Bank of Central New York.
Plus! Chairman of American Racing & Entertainment, Jeff Gural, will personally donate $15 for each ticket sold. Help us reach our goal!

Official Beverage Sponsor: PEPSI

Thursday Open Mic Night

Thursday Night Open Mic @ Ring Eyed Pete’s

Hosted by Cathie Timian
Thursdays, 7pm-10pm (Beginning July 11)
Featuring a variety of local musicians every Thursday. All Acoustic Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country and more! Enjoy a night of music, dancing, food and fun every Thursday!

$2 Domestic Draft Beer • $1.50 Hot Dogs Free Popcorn • Rotating Weekly Food Specials

Musicians interested in participating each Thursday should contact Cathie Timian directly at 315-939-9891 or cathie@timianhome.com. Visit the Vernon Downs Facebook page for each Thursday’s musician lineup.