WHOOPI GOLDBERG, PETER CETERA TO PERFORM THIS FALL AT VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT, TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 31ST

WHOOPI GOLDBERG, PETER CETERA TO PERFORM THIS FALL AT VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT

King of Prussia, PA – Continuing the revival of a 40-year local tradition, Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) announces three new acts as part of Valley Forge Music Fair. As the kick-off to Philadelphia’s Papal weekend, world-renowned tenor Chris Macchio will perform traditional opera and new material on Thursday, September 24, 2015. “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg will perform stand-up comedy on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Former Chicago frontman Peter Cetera will perform timeless hits and crowd favorites on Sunday, October 11, 2015. All shows will take place in the Event Center (Convention Center) or The Venue (Waterford Ballroom), and start at 8:00pm (doors open 7:00pm). Tickets go on sale on Ticketmaster on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 10:00am.

“We are proud to host Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Oscar award winners, Hall of Fame musicians, and world-class comedians at the Valley Forge Music Fair,” said VFCR Chief Marketing Officer Jennifer Galle. “Top caliber entertainment, along with upscale dining options, a wide array of nightlife, a new poolside club and an exclusive casino, make Valley Forge Casino Resort an unparalleled entertainment destination.”

WHOOPI GOLDBERG

On Saturday, October 10, 2015, award-winning comedian, actor, producer and author Whoopi Goldberg will perform her stand-up comedy show. Goldberg is one of a very elite group of artists who have won the Grammy (“Whoopi Goldberg,” 1985), the Academy Award (“Ghost,” 1991), the Golden Globe (“The Color Purple,” 1985 and “Ghost,” 1991), the Emmy (as host of AMC’s “Beyond Tara:  The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel,” 2002 and a Daytime Emmy for “The View” in 2009) and a Tony (Producer of “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” 2002).  Tickets will run $62, $72 and $85 each.

Born and raised in New York City, Goldberg worked in theatre and improvisation in San Diego; it was there that she started to launch her career. She also starred in films such as “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” “A Little Bit of Heaven,” and “Sister Act.” She has also lent her voice to animated films including “The Lion King,” and “Toy Story 3.” On television, Goldberg appeared for five seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” co-starred with Jean Stapleton in “Bagdad Café,” hosted her own syndicated late-night talk show, and most recently had recurring roles on ABC’s “666 Park Avenue” and in the FOX comedy series “Glee.” She currently appears on ABC’s Emmy Award winning “The View,” for which she has won a Daytime Emmy Award.

Adding to her long list of accolades, Goldberg is equally well-known for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of children, the homeless, human rights, education, substance abuse and the battle against AIDS, as well as many other causes and charities.  Among her many charitable activities, Goldberg is a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations.

Goldberg has immersed herself into every aspect of entertainment and philanthropy, continuously evolving with each project. Now, she has returned to her roots as a stand-up comedian and her performance is a raw, hilarious and overall fantastic. Her consistent interaction with the audience and authentic spirit will make this intimate evening an unforgettable experience.

PETER CETERA

On Sunday, October 10, 2015, Chicago frontman and solo star Peter Cetera will showcase his unmistakable tenor voice, legendary songwriting skills and bass guitar chops. The Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter will perform timeless hits that helped him define an era of American rock music. Tickets will be $45, $65 and $75 each.

Penning and singing lead vocals on Chicago’s first No. 1 single “If You Leave Me Now,” Cetera helped propelled the group into the worldwide spotlight. In his time with the group, they recorded 18 of the most memorable albums of a generation, including such hits as “If You Leave Me Now”, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry”,  “Baby What a Big Surprise”, “You’re the Inspiration”, “Stay the Night”, “Love Me Tomorrow”, “Happy Man”,  “Feeling Stronger Every Day” and “Along Comes a Woman”.

Cetera’s success didn’t stop when he went out on his own. After releasing his self-titled album, he dominated the airwaves with a string of chart-toppers, including #1 hits, the Academy Award nominated song “The Glory of Love” from the hit movie “The Karate Kid II”, “The Next Time I Fall” with Amy Grant, “Feels Like Heaven” with Chaka Kahn”,  “After All” with Cher from the motion picture “Chances Are”, “No Explanation” from the mega hit film, “Pretty Woman” and the unforgettable “Restless Heart.” For more about Cetera, visit www.petercetera.com.

VALLEY FORGE MUSIC FAIR

Macchio, Goldberg and Cetera join already announced hit-makers Air Supply (Friday, August 7), and world-class comedians Don Rickles (Saturday, August 8) and Artie Lange (Saturday, November 28), as part of Music Fair.  The on-going music, comedy and entertainment series showcases top headliners and up-and-coming stars of tomorrow. All performances are held in the property’s newly renovated high-tech convention center and Waterford Ballroom.

For more information on the Valley Forge Casino Resort Music Fair, visit:  https://www.vfcasino.com/entertainment/valley-forge-music-fair/.

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VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT

Valley Forge Casino Resort is the region’s only full-amenity gaming resort, located conveniently near the Main Line and easily accessible from Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Valley Forge Casino Resort offers an unparalleled guest experience featuring a safe, exclusive gaming environment with 600 of the hottest slot machines and 50 table games; live entertainment including the Valley Forge Casino Resort Music Fair, which brings national headliners to the Valley Forge Casino Resort Convention Center; upscale dining at Tony Clark’s signature restaurants, Pacific Prime and Viviano; bars and lounges that offer a range of experiences from the area’s hottest DJ’s at Center Bar to Valley Beach, a new daytime poolside and outdoor club, to Valley Tavern where sports fans can watch their favorite teams on big screen TVs while enjoying pub fare and a wide assortment of craft and draft beers. Valley Forge Casino Resort offers over 100,000 square feet of recently renovated meeting, conference and banquet facilities, and luxurious hotel accommodations. Valley Forge Casino Resort, Philadelphia’s only premier entertainment destination.