Did you hear the news?! The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced yesterday that Dancing with the Stars runner-up and Disney Channel sensation Zendaya will headline a FREE family concert during the 33rd annual Open House at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, July 14th! The Open House will take place from 11am to 4 pm with the concert beginning at 3pm. Zendaya, star of the hit series Shake It Up! on the Disney Channel comes fresh off her run as the break-out star and runner-up on this past season’s tremendously popular reality show Dancing with the Stars on ABC. The milestone free concert will feature an exciting, high-energy performance headlined by Zendaya, who will be joined on-stage by a full band, five dancers and three back-up singers against the backdrop of the track. The multi-talented actress and Hollywood Records recording artist received national acclaim this spring during her runner-up performance on season 16 of Dancing with the Stars, where she was the first contestant of the season to land a perfect score from the judges. Zendaya has become a mainstay among female entertainers due to her star role on the popular Disney Channel series Shake It Up! which is currently in its third season. Her debut album is slated for release this fall on Hollywood Records and she is touring select cities throughout the summer season.
The concert, which is the first to be held at the historic racing venue in recent memory, comes in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first organized thoroughbred race meeting in Saratoga, which took place over the course of four days in August 1863. The annual day of family fun and attractions will be billed as the Opening Ceremonies for the 150th anniversary season at Saratoga Race Course, which officially opens its gates on Friday, July 19th for 40 days of racing through Labor Day, Monday, September 2nd.
“Saratoga Race Course is a truly tremendous sporting venue that deserves an anniversary celebration worthy of its stature in the community. Hosting a free concert with Zendaya allows us to kick off the season in a grandiose way while staying true to our tradition of affordable family fun during this annual pre-season celebration,” said Rodnell Workman, vice president and chief marketing officer for NYRA. “We look forward to once again welcoming families through the gates as we launch a memorable anniversary season at Saratoga.”
Tickets for free seats in the clubhouse and grandstand can be reserved via Ticketmaster beginning Sunday, June 9th at noon by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. In honor of the 150th anniversary season at Saratoga Race Course, TicketMaster ticket handling fees will be limited to only $1.50 per ticket. There will be a limit of four tickets per transaction. In addition to reserved seating, the track apron will be available for non-ticketed general admission on a first-come, first-served basis.
Admission to both Open House and the concert, including reserved Clubhouse and Grandstand seats is free, but there are only FOUR FRONT ROW & CENTER tickets and I have them to give away to one lucky reader, courtesy of New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA). The best way to catch this incredible performance will be with these front row and center seats, enter now to win them! To enter, simply comment below, and one winner will be chosen at random to receive all four front row tickets. Good luck! xoxo
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