On Tuesday, October 15th at 8 p.m., lovers of musical oldies can enjoy the sounds of Jay and the Americans at Mardi Gras Casino performing live in the Grandstand followed by a spectacular fireworks display. With their doo wop-influenced vocals, some of their biggest hits include “She Cried,” “Cara Mia” “Come a Little Bit Closer” and “Let’s Lock the Door.”
General Admission is $10, premium seating is $20 and VIP is $40. Will-call opens at 6:30 p.m., with the doors opening at 7 p.m. All ticket holders receive a special buffet price of $10.95 at the French Quarter Restaurant & Bar located on the third floor of the casino from 5 to 10 p.m. For ticket information, visit www.mardigrascasinofl.com
In one of the greatest turnabouts in Rock and Roll history, the group Jay and the Americans, started by four teenage boys in Sandy Yaguda’s Brooklyn basement 40 years ago, have bought back their rightful name in federal court, restoring the name to its rightful owners. Very few bands have ever reached the musical heights of Jay and the Americans.
From 1962 through 1971, this group charted an unprecedented “12” top 10 records. With three original band members, Sandy Yaguda (aka Deane) founding member, Howie Kirschenbaum (aka Kane) original member and Marty Kupersmith (aka Sanders), original member, plus the addition of “Jay” Reincke, the third Jay and probably the best yet, they have recreated the authentic sound of all of their great hits that everyone remembers.
In 2002, Jay and the Americans were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, placing them among the greatest vocal groups in Rock and Roll history.
Mardi Gras Casino is located at 831 North Federal Highway on the corner of US-1 and Pembroke Road. The casino offers over 70,000 square feet of casino excitement featuring 1,100 Las Vegas-style slot machines, including new-linked Progressive slots, video roulette and blackjack, and Vegas-Star Roulette; 30 action-packed poker tables; simulcast and greyhound racing; and various dining options. For more information, call 954-924-3200 or visit www.mardigrascasinofl.com. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mardigrascasino or follow on twitter at www/twitter.com/MardiGrasFl.