The Carbone Auto Group Presents: Rick Z's Tribute to Billy Joel

(Apr. 20, 2016)

Get ready to 'Loosen up before you lace 'em up!' Boilermaker runners, families, volunteers and the entire community will have a special event again this year on the Saturday night July 9th from 6p-8p, the night before the big race. This event is growing, now in its third year! The Stanley Theater in Utica will host a concert that the whole community can come out to enjoy during Boilermaker weekend.

The Carbone Auto Group presents: Rick Z's Tribute to Billy Joel, featuring an all-star lineup of Central New York musicians, led by local piano man extraordinaire Rick Zuccaro. This is becoming an annual Boilermaker weekend event to look forward to. It's an opportunity to showcase the talent of our area, provide a night of outstanding music for the community and those visiting from out of town and also help raise funds for The Stanley Theater in Utica. 'We're very proud to be the major sponsor of this event' said Alex Carbone, President of The Carbone Auto Group. 'Rick is not just one of our top employees, he's a very talented piano player, singer and live performer. We're very excited about helping to bring the music of Billy Joel to the Stanley Theater on Boilermaker Saturday while doing our part to help raise funds for The Stanley as well.'

'We've had such successful events the last two years with Classified at The Stanley, we knew our runners and guests would love the opportunity to do it again, and we're lucky to have this dynamite Billy Joel tribute band, that coincidentally features a few members of Classified', said Tim Reed, President of The Boilermaker. 'Everybody loves Billy Joel's music and these guys play it flawlessly!' The concert will run from 6pm until 8pm, which gives runners plenty of time to enjoy the show and rest-up before Sunday morning's race. Rick Zuccaro will also present an electronic keyboard to a local youth group during intermission, something he has done with eight local schools to date. 'This is great entertainment for the entire family and we're excited to be able to open the doors to our beautiful historic Stanley Theater to everyone including Boilermaker visitors from out of town. With this awesome band, it will be a great night of Billy Joel's music and more, something for everyone plus a few surprises!' said Jerry Kraus, the Stanley's Executive Director.

Also on this Boilermaker Saturday evening event at The Stanley, come and meet the actor Jonathan Goldsmith, who has portrayed The Most Interesting Man in the World!

Reserve seat tickets for this Boilermaker Concert are on sale with prices ranging from $15-$40. There are discounts for Boilermaker participants and volunteers, active military and Stanley members. Tickets are available at The Stanley Box Office, by calling (315) 724-4000 or through TheStanley.org. A cash bar will also be available, featuring soft drinks and Saranac beers.

Get more information at TheStanley.org.

The Carbone Auto Group presents: Rick Z's Tribute to Billy Joel

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About The Stanley

For nearly a century, The Stanley has been bringing the community together with live concerts, Broadway shows, musicals, ballets, movies, graduations and recitals. Today The Stanley operates as a not-for-profit organization run by the Central New York Community Arts Council. Originally built as a movie theatre, The Stanley opened its doors in 1928 with 2,963 seats, a grand entry staircase that resembles the main staircase on the Titanic, a gold leaf interior and terra cotta and tiled mosaic exterior. Designed by renowned architect Thomas Lamb, whose remaining creations include The Stanley Theatre, Proctor's Theatre, Schenectady, NY, and The Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, NY.

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