Pat Benatar Concert at Vernon Downs to Benefit Food Bank

June 02, 2011 at 8:56 AM

SYRACUSE, NY (June 2, 2011) – Enjoy an evening of rock ’n roll while helping to fight hunger! Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel will host their 5th Anniversary concert on June 30, 2011. Taking the Vernon Downs stage in The Elements of Fire Tour is rock singer Pat Benatar featuring guitarist Neil Giraldo.  The outdoor concert starts at 8 p.m., trackside, at Vernon Downs Casino. All proceeds from the concert will benefit Food Bank of Central New York.  The price of admission is $10 per person; tickets are available through all Ticketmaster outlets and the Vernon Downs Casino Players Club, located at 4229 Stuhlman Road in Vernon, NY.
Benatar is a four-time Grammy winner with six platinum and four gold albums to her credit. Her hit singles include the songs “Heartbreaker”, “Love is a Battlefield” and “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”.

About Food Bank
Food Bank of Central New York is a not-for-profit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with the community.  Food Bank serves as the primary food supplier for 277 emergency programs in 11 counties of New York State, distributing over 11 million pounds of food annually. Food Bank of Central New York is a certified member of Feeding America. Visit for more information on the agency and its programs.


WHAT: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Live in Concert!        

WHEN:    Thursday, June 30th at 8 p.m.

WHERE:     Trackside, Vernon Downs at 4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon.

ADMISSION: $10. Tickets on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets and the Vernon Downs Players Club.

DETAILS: All proceeds to benefit Food Bank of Central New York.
CONTACT:  Ania Stilwell at (315) 437-1899 ext. 256 or astilwell(at)