‘Idol’ Joining Casino Fireworks

Saratoga Casino Hotel adds Madison VanDenburg to July 3 Fireworks Show

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Casino Hotel has announced they will welcome American Idol finalist Madison VanDenburg on Wednesday, July 3 during their annual fireworks show. The Colonie native will perform a rendition of ‘God Bless America’ during the casino’s ‘All-American Celebration’ festivities.  

VanDenburg, who finished third place in the most recent season of American Idol, will hold an autograph session for fans from 5pm – 5:45 pm in a tent along the apron of the casino’s harness track. At 6 pm, Madison will perform ‘God Bless America’ in the winner’s circle of the track.

“We couldn’t be more excited to add Madison to our entertainment lineup as we kick-off our All-American Celebration,” said Kathleen Anderson, Senior Director of Entertainment and Guest Experiences at Saratoga Casino Hotel. “Madison captivated the nation with her talent and this is a great opportunity for her countless Capital Region fans to see her perform live.”

Following VanDenburg’s performance, local party band Ten Most Wanted will hold a special trackside performance at 6 pm. At approximately 9:15 pm, the fireworks show will begin on the harness track. The fireworks are being carried out by Santore’s World Famous Fireworks of Schaghticoke, and are co-sponsored by the Saratoga Harness Horseperson’s Association.

Guests of all ages are welcome to enjoy the evening of live harness racing, music and fireworks on July 3. Parking and admission are free. Food vendors from Dom’s Fried Dough & Pizza of Schenectady, and Ben & Jerry’s will be serving guests along the harness track throughout the evening.

The fireworks show kicks off the casino’s ‘All-American Celebration’ which features an exciting lineup of Independence Day-themed promotions from July 3 to July 6. Over $75,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded on the casino floor, including a variety of backyard equipment from Alpin Haus. Immediately after fireworks, $5,000 will be up for grabs via hot seat drawings on the casino floor, and 80’s rock band Aquanett will take the stage for a live performance in Vapor.

For more information on the July 3 fireworks show and the full schedule of events for Saratoga Casino Hotel’s All-American Celebration, visit SaratogaCasino.com.

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