OLG has confirmed that legendary musician Billy Joel will play at the grand opening of the OLG Stage at the Fallsview Casino at Niagara Falls.
Joel will play hits from his illustrious career such as ‘Big Shot’, ‘Piano Man’ and ‘It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me’ to celebrate OLG’s updated stage at Fallsview on February 23, 2023.
Back in August, OLG and Mohegan unveiled their partnership to name the entertainment centre after the lottery and it first opened back in October 2022.
“OLG is very excited to showcase the spectacular new OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino with an incredible award-winning performer like Billy Joel for the grand opening celebration”, said Duncan Hannay, OLG’s President and CEO.
“This state-of-the-art 5000-seat entertainment centre will draw world-class entertainment that will enhance the experience for residents and the growing number of visitors to the Niagara region for years to come.”
Since the OLG stage opened in October, it has hosted acts such as Canada’s Got Talent, +LIVE+, and The Lumineers. Upcoming shows include Blue Rodeo, Michael Bolton, Larry the Cable Guy, Don Felder and the Impractical Jokers.
“At Mohegan, we are no stranger to securing world-class performers and providing bucket-list calibre entertainment for our guests,” added Ray Pineault, Mohegan CEO and President.
“The grand opening performance at the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino will be no exception. We look forward to watching our old friend grace the stage at this show, and to the many inspiring, exhilarating, unforgettable performances that will undoubtedly follow.”
Joel is a six-time Grammy winner and has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has had a broadway musical based on his life and music.
Mohegan has long strived to provide “top notch” entertainment at its venues and has hosted a Billy Joel concert in the past when he performed at Mohegan Sun Arena in a 10-show residency, which attracted over 100,000 people.
“From the time we opened the conversation about bringing a world-class venue to Niagara we knew the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino was going enhance the entertainment landscape of Niagara,” noted Richard Taylor, President of Casinos Niagara.
“Today, with this announcement of a true Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and cultural icon as our grand opening act, we are achieving that goal. Niagara Casinos has always had amazing performances and in partnership with Mohegan will continue to raise the bar in entertainment.”