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'Weird Al,' Bill Cosby Slated for Performances at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Ronnie Dunn is also scheduled to perform at the North Strabane Township venue in celebration of the racetrack's 50th anniversary.

The Meadows Racetrack & Casino revealed its slate of national performances for the outdoor concert series for 2013—one that includes comedic and music legends. 

The performances are anchored by comedians “Weird Al” Yankovic and Bill Cosby and are part of the entertainment facility’s celebration of the racetrack’s 50th anniversary.

“Weird Al” Yankovic kicks off the concert series as part of his Alpocalypse Tour on June 1 and is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture. 

This year’s concerts also include the incredibly energetic and dynamic band—The O’Jays, which will appear on June 29 with a surprise special guest to be announced on April 29. 

As one of America’s top soulful sounds group, The O’Jays have generated 24 top 10 smash records and 59 total songs on the charts. 

In an attempt to cover all genres, The Meadows will also welcome country icon Ronnie Dunn on Aug. 3 as part of the Mylan Classic Charity Concert. For more than 20 years, Dunn was part of the single most successful duo in country music history—Brooks & Dunn

The concert series wraps up with Cosby, a well-known and loved comedian and actor who will entertain the crowd on Aug. 17 with a night of laughter and comic energy. Cosby has collected nice Grammy Awards and four Emmy Awards during his successful entertainment career.

The Meadows concert series has become a popular venue for visitors throughout the Tri-state area, incorporating the grandstand and racetrack area of the world-class entertainment destination.

“Our outdoor concerts have added another exciting entertainment option for the guests of The Meadows,” said Sean Sullivan, vice president and general manager of The Meadows Racetrack & Casino. “This year’s performances will be a part of an extra special time as we celebrate the lively tradition that our racetrack has produced over the last 50 years.”

Here's what you need to know if you want to go:

  • Saturday, June 1 – “Weird Al” Yankovic – Alpocalypse Tour (tickets on sale now)
  • Saturday, June 29 - O’Jays with Surprise Special Guest (tickets on sale at 10 a.m. May 4 for this 50th Anniversary concert with fireworks)
  •  Saturday, Aug. 3 – Ronnie Dunn (Proceeds from the Ronnie Dunn concert will benefit local charities through The Mylan Classic. The event has raised more than $1.35 million dollars for participating local charities since 2010. The date on which ticket sales will open will be announced at a later date) 
  •   Saturday, Aug. 17 - Bill Cosby (Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 15).

Tickets will be sold at ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. They can also be purchased at participating Giant Eagle locations. Additional information is available by visiting www.meadowsgaming.com.

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