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Vince Neil added to 'Rockin' the Downs' series lineup


Wed, May 5th 2021 09:40 am


Mark Farner’s American Band will now perform June 18 at the “Rockin’ The Downs” summer concert series.

Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel announced that, due to circumstances beyond its control, the concert on June 18 will no longer feature Vince Neil. The venue said it hopes to welcome Neil back to Batavia Downs next summer.

Legendary all-American frontman and guitarist Farner was the engine that pulled his band down the tracks to the top of the charts. Known for performing such hits as “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home),” “We’re An American Band,” a recut of “The Loco-Motion,” and “Some Kind of Wonderful,” he has been delighting audiences for over 40 years.

Tickets purchased for the Neil concert will still be honored on that date. Those wishing for a refund may do so through their point of purchase. Information can be found inside of the ticket confirmation email. Tickets purchased at the Lucky Treasures gift shop may be refunded during normal gift shop hours.


Lead singer of Mötley Crüe to perform solo show June 18

Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel on Tuesday announced Vince Neil, the legendary voice of Mötley Crüe, was added to the “Rockin’ the Downs” concert series and will perform Friday, June 18.

An accomplished businessman and heartfelt philanthropist, his unmistakable voice leads some of the greatest rock songs of a generation, including “Wild Side,” “Shout at the Devil,” “Home Sweet Home,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” “Dr. Feelgood,” “Kickstart My Heart” and “Same Ol’ Situation.”

Tickets are already on sale at www.BataviaConcerts.com and, if available on concert days, at Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel’s “Lucky Treasures” gift shop.

Due to limited capacity, concert attendees must be 21 years of age or older. A limit of 4 tickets purchased per person will be enforced.

As per guidance from New York state, capacity for all concerts at this time will be 2,500 ticketholders. More tickets will be added if capacity increases. All concertgoers must show proof of:

A negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of show time; or

A negative antigen COVID test within six hours of show time; or

Proof of completed immunization (14 days since final vaccination prior to event date).

There will be a rapid antigen test site in the parking lot the day of the concerts in order to allow ticketholders to get a rapid test.

It his highly recommended concertgoers get a vaccine or test prior to concert date in order to avoid any wait times on the day of the show. Concertgoers are responsible for scheduling and paying for any tests.

As per New York state regulations, pairs of seats will be 6 feet apart. Masks must be worn unless a person is seated and eating or drinking.

If between now and the concert date the regulations change, then Batavia Downs will adopt any modifications. Ticketholders are encouraged to visit www.bataviadownsgaming.com or their social media pages to stay up-to-date on any new information.

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