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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Strictly Hip to perform at Batavia Downs


Fri, May 28th 2021 02:00 pm

Show will take place Sunday, July 18, on track

Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel announced that, in conjunction with Twenty6 Productions, it will welcome the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to the stage along with the Strictly Hip, Western New York’s top tribute band to The Tragically Hip, for a concert Sunday, July 18.

The Strictly Hip and the BPO have teamed up several times before to celebrate the legacy of the Tragically Hip, the legendary Canadian band that defined rock for a generation.

The special performance will take place at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m. Tickets will go on sale 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, on bataviaconcerts.com, and will range from $20 to $75.

Due to limited capacity, a limit of four tickets purchased per person will be enforced.

Batavia Downs will not require a negative COVID-19 test, nor vaccination to enter the concert. All pairs of seats in the VIP and premium sections will have chairs provided and be arranged as per CDC regulations. Those who purchase tickets in the lawn section are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs or rent one for $5. Limited rental chairs are available.

“We are pleased to welcome the BPO and Strictly Hip to our concert venue this summer,” President and CEO of Batavia Downs Henry Wojtaszek said. “We know what kind of fantastic performance is expected when these two great bands get together and we look forward to the show.”

The BPO provides a resident, professional, major symphony orchestra of artistic excellence and integrity to enrich the quality of life in Western New York through the presentation of live symphonic music and other musical events that educate and entertain the broadest possible audiences within and beyond the Western New York region.

Since 1995, The Strictly Hip have been spreading the good word of The Tragically Hip's music far and wide. They’ve taken an almost academic and studious approach to performing the music of one of Canada's most popular bands. The music of The Tragically Hip is presented with reverence, respect and accuracy.

Western Region Off-Track Betting Corp. is a public benefit corporation with headquarters in Batavia. WROTB owns and operates 11 branches, as well as Batavia Downs Gaming, a standard bred racetrack and gaming facility. Since its inception, WROTB has generated over $232 million in operating and surcharge revenues to the taxpayers of those participating municipalities.

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