Borgata is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer and to kick off the party, the casino is presenting a concert starring The Roots, Jill Scott, Slash and Aziz Ansari in the Event Center on Monday, July 1, 8pm.
“It has been an incredible 10 years during which Borgata has developed and evolved into the market-leading destination resort we are today,” stated Borgata President and Chief Operating Officer, Tom Ballance. “What better way to commemorate this special time in our history than with an eclectic, fun-filled concert which truly encompasses so many of the legendary performances here at Borgata over the past decade.”
The exclusive concert will kick off a week of property-wide events. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in everything from gaming promotions and social media contests to nightlife events. Tickets for Borgata’s 10th anniversary concert are priced at $75, $95, $125 and $150. All music and comedy performances can be purchased through www.theborgata.com, or call 866-900-4TIX (4849).
The Roots, formed in 1987 in Philadelphia, consists of Black Thought (MC), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (drums), Kamal Gray (electronic keyboards), F. Knuckles (percussion), Captain Kirk Douglas (electronic guitar), Damon Bryson (sousaphone) and James Poyser (electronic keyboard). The ensemble was most recently nominated for Best Rap Album for the 2011 release of undun. The Roots are currently the official house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Jill Scott is the three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, New York Times best selling poet, and critically acclaimed actress. Slash’s fans, who’ve tracked the journey of the Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist since the release of “Appetite for Destruction” 25 years ago this July, can’t help but be radioactive with enthusiasm over his new album, Apocalyptic Love, featuring lead singer, Myles Kennedy.
Actor, comedian Aziz Ansari is currently starring in the Emmy nominated NBC series, Parks and Recreation, developing a number of films including voicing a character in the Twentieth Century Fox animated film Epic, as well as the comedy This is the End, opposite Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, and James Franco and recently released his second hour-long standup special titled Dangerously Delicious.
As the first new property in Atlantic City in 13 years when it opened in 2003, Borgata has experienced a decade of success, presenting a destination designed to rival those once found only in Las Vegas with world-class entertainment, celebrity chef restaurants such as Bobby Flay Steak and Wolfgang Puck American Grille, 2,000 lavish guestrooms and suites, and nightlife options such as MIXX and mur.mur. The debut of the $400 million Water Club at Borgata in 2008 added to the ammenities available, with food and beverage hospitality by renowned Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. The Water Club completed Borgata’s master plan development, bringing the total investment into the resort destination to over $2 billion.