Concerts & Shows
The Carbone Auto Group Presents: Rick Z’s Tribute to Billy Joel 2017!
Get ready to ‘Loosen up before you lace ‘em up!’ Boilermaker runners, families, volunteers and the entire community will have a special event again this year on Saturday night July 8th from 6p-8p, the night before the big race. This event is growing, now in its fourth year! The Stanley Theater in Utica will host a concert that the whole community can come out to enjoy during the Boilermaker weekend. This is our second year in a row bringing you Ricky Z’s All-Star Band, featuring Central New York’s own piano man, Rick Zuccaro!
The Carbone Auto Group presents: Ricky Z’s Tribute to Billy Joel, featuring an all-star lineup of Central New York musicians. This is becoming an annual event to look forward to during the Boilermaker weekend. It’s an opportunity to showcase the talent of our area, provide a night of outstanding music for the community and those visiting from out of town and also help raise funds for The Stanley Theater in Utica. ‘We’re very proud to be the major sponsor of this event again this year’ said Alex Carbone of The Carbone Auto Group. ‘Rick is not just one of our top employees, he’s a very talented piano player, singer and live performer. We’re very excited about helping to bring the music of Billy Joel to the Stanley Theater on the Boilermaker Saturday while doing our part to help raise funds for The Stanley as well.’
‘We’ve had such successful events with Classified our first two years and last year with Ricky Z’s Billy Joel Tribute band at The Stanley, we knew our runners and guests would love the opportunity to do it again, and we’re lucky to have this dynamite Billy Joel tribute band back again this year!’, said Tim Reed, President of The Boilermaker. ‘Everybody loves Billy Joel’s music and these guys play it flawlessly!’ The concert will run from 6pm until 8pm, which gives runners plenty of time to enjoy the show and rest-up before Sunday morning’s race. Ricky Z will also present several Yamaha digital pianos to local schools during intermission, something he has done with sixteen local schools to date. ‘This is great entertainment for the entire family and we’re excited to be able to open the doors to our beautiful historic Stanley Theater to everyone including the Boilermaker visitors from out of town. With this awesome band, it will be a great night of Billy Joel’s music and more, something for everyone plus a few surprises!’ said Jerry Kraus, the Stanley’s Executive Director.
Tickets for the Boilermaker Concert are on sale this Thursday May 18th for Stanley Members and to the general public on this Friday May 19th with prices ranging from $15 - $40. Children 12 and under are FREE. There are discounts for Boilermaker participants and volunteers, active military and Stanley members. Tickets are available at The Stanley Box Office, by calling (315) 724-4000 or right here at TheStanley.org! A cash bar will also be available, featuring soft drinks and Saranac beers.