Yonkers, NY (PressExposure) August 19, 2011 -- Labor Day may mark the unofficial end of the summer, but it is just the beginning of a loaded September calendar at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, the "Jackpot Next Door." A Drawstring Backpack Giveaway on Labor Day (September 5), the finale of the Bravest vs. Finest firefighters against the cops comedy contest on September 8 and two chances to drive away in a Chevrolet Traverse (September 12 and 26) are among the highlights.
Starting on September 1 at 10 am, Empire Club Members will be able to accumulate virtual entries for the Chevrolet Traverse giveaway. Empire City Casino will be giving away two Chevrolets, on September 12 and 26, with individual entry periods before each drawing date. The first drawing period will last until Monday, September 12 at 8:45 pm. The second drawing period will run from Monday, September 13 at 10 am until Monday, September 26 at 8:45 pm. Empire Club Members can earn one entry for every 100 points earned, and will receive two entries for every 100 points on Mondays in September.
Empire City Casino's Tribute Concert Series starts on Thursday, September 1 at 8 pm and 10 pm with Bobby and the Jets, an Elton John tribute band. September 8 fill feature Forever Ray, a Ray Charles tribute band. A Rod Stewart tribute band, Blondes Have More Fun, takes the stage the following week. Beatlemania Now will showcase their talents on Thursday, September 22. Finally, the Earth, Wind & Fire tribute band Shining Star will wrap up September on the 29th.
On Labor Day, September 5, Empire Club Members will receive a free drawstring backpack by visiting the Promotions Booth while supplies last. Teri Lamar & New Company will provide the musical entertainment from 5-9:00 pm at the Entertainment Lounge in the Gotham Palace.
New York's Bravest and Finest will square off at 7 pm on Thursday, September 8th in the Good Time Room as part of a comedy spectacular sponsored by WHUD Radio. Policemen will take on firefighters in a competition to see which badge can bring the most laughs. The winner will receive a spot in an Empire City comedy night as well as dinner at Empire Terrace and a race named in their honor. There is a $5 cover charge and proceeds will go to a September 11th charity.
Two more comedy shows are on the calendar, on Wednesdays September 7 and 28 at 8 pm in the Good Time Room. These events are free Empire Club Members, while non-members must pay a $15 cover charge.
Ladies can press their luck on Tuesdays in September as Empire Club members can receive one $7 free play voucher and a 10% food and beverage discount by visiting a promotions kiosk. Ladies can enjoy 2-for-1 drink specials from 5 pm - 9 pm in the Entertainment Lounge, as well as karaoke at 7:30 pm.
The Young at Heart concert series on Wednesdays at 12 pm and 2 pm features a powerful lineup in September. On the 7th, The Guss Hayes Band will take the stage. The following Wednesday, September 14, will showcase The Remnants. The Guss Hayes Band returns for the 21st, and the Peter Lawrence Orchestra will wrap up the Young at Heart series on the 28th.
Empire Club Members age 55+ can visit the Gotham Palace Promotion Booth for the Young at Heart gift pack. Each promotional day they are eligible for $5 free play, 10% off food, half-price valet, and a gift. Gifts will include Oleg Cassini Dinner Ware: Large Dinner Plate, Small Dinner Plate, Soup bowl and a Large Dinner Plate again.
On Thursdays September 8, 15, 22, 29, Empire Club members can play September Surprise (Sponsored by Bally) for a chance to win $5,000 cash. Every contestant who swipes their Empire Club Card at a promotions kiosk is guaranteed to win $5 Bally free play.
In the Good Time Room on Tuesday, September 27 at 12 pm, Let's Make a Deal will have a contestant search.