Rivers Casino & Resort’s First-Ever New Year’s Eve Bash Promises to be the Biggest and Best Party in Schenectady History

The party starts on December 30th with world-renowned impressionist, Fox NFL Sunday and MADtv alum Frank Caliendo
New Year’s Eve features the region’s best entertainment with music from legendary Grammy-winning performers The Commodores
Tickets and The Landing Hotel packages go on sale today  
Dukes Chophouse will WOW revelers with its New Year’s Eve menu


SCHENECTADY, NY — Rivers Casino & Resort is taking its first-ever New Year’s Eve celebration to the highest level, extending one of the biggest party nights of the year into a multi-night extravaganza for what promises to be the best two nights of entertainment and revelry in Schenectady history.  Champagne bottles will pop and confetti will drop as Rivers throws THE party of the New Year to welcome in 2018!

World Famous Headliners

The party starts in the Event Center on December 30th when Rivers’ hosts world-renowned impressionist and Fox NFL Sunday and MADtv alum Frank Caliendo. The good times keep rolling when the Capital Region’s best New Year’s Eve entertainment comes to Schenectady with music from legendary performers The Commodores. 

On Saturday Night, December 30, Frank Caliendo will take the stage at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. Caliendo has been part of national television shows like “MADtv,” “Fox NFL Sunday” and on his own TBS show, “Frank TV.”  Best known for his impressions, Caliendo has delighted audiences from Las Vegas to New York, including the “Late Show,” the “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” Tickets range from $35 – $60, and hotel packages for the show and stay at The Landing Hotel are available.

The Commodores will bring their world-famous discography, including classics such as “Brick House” “Easy” and “Three Times a Lady” to the Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center at 11 p.m. on December 31. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $120, $100 or $60. Hotel packages for The Commodores show and stay at The Landing Hotel start at $649.

Tickets are on sale today. Visit www.riverscasinoandresort.com for box office links.

Dining Experiences for All Tastes

Dukes Chophouse is ready to wow guests with first-class service and special menu items for what is expected to be a sell-out evening.  Dinner times are 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. (last seating at 10 p.m.)  The entire night will be a reservations-only affair with bookings exclusively available on Open Table.

VanSlyck’s will accommodate reserved tables with beverage servers ($20 through the Rivers Call Center) and live entertainment.  Rock out from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m with Evolution X, and then bring on the funk with Funk Evolution from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m.  The jumbo screen will help countdown the New Year’s clock as guests shoot off confetti cannons at midnight.

Guests can also enjoy casual fare at Rivers’ Marketplace off the casino floor – Mian, Flipt, Johnny’s, and Villa Italia are all offering 2018 celebration menus.

New Year’s Eve Revelry on The Casino Gaming Floor

Rivers Casino & Resort is the hottest gaming action in New York, and on New Year’s Eve  Rivers is the place to play to welcome in 2018. 1,150 slots, 67 table games, including poker, craps and blackjack offers a ton of variety for players of every level and interest.

At 11:45 p.m., the gaming floor will go quiet and all eyes will be on the celebration as every television screen carries the countdown live.  $2 champagne stations, beads and New Year’s Eve party favors will make for a festive atmosphere.

Experience Luxury at The Landing Hotel

Know that feeling you get when you’ve arrived? That’s the feeling you get when you check-in to The Landing Hotel to welcome in the New Year.  A limited number of package experiences are available with tickets for the weekend’s shows. Package A for a 12/30 stay is floating rate + $100 for 2 tickets to see Frank Caliendo.  Package B for a 12/31 stay starts at $649 and includes 2 tickets to see The Commodores. There is no better way to herald in the New Year, and enjoy all that Rivers has to offer, than by staying at The Landing Hotel, steps from the Rivers Event Center and gaming floor.

For more details on New Year’s Eve celebrations and all special events at Rivers Casino & Resort, visit www.riverscasinoandresort.com.


About Rivers Casino & Resort

Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady features a 50,000-square-foot gaming floor with 1,150 slot machines, 67 gaming tables and 16 poker tables. The floor is attached to a 10,000-square-foot Event Center capable of hosting more than 900 people for conventions and special events, one of the largest spaces in the region. Also on the property are five restaurants, Splash Spa and the 165-room The Landing Hotel. For more information on Rivers Casino & Resort, visit www.riverscasinoandresort.com.