Cel-e-brate good times … come on! The band that christened The Event Center stage at Rivers Casino in March of 2019 is back for Labor Day Weekend 2021.
Kool & The Gang, R&B icons of the ‘70s and ‘80s, return to The Event Center on
Saturday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m. A previously announced 2020 performance at Rivers was
postponed due to the pandemic.
Kool & The Gang, best known for its smash hits "Celebration," "Cherish" and "Jungle
Boogie," dominated the R&B scene since officially launching in 1969. Its bulletproof
funk-and-jazzy arrangements and smooth sound have earned the group two Grammy
Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, 9 Top Ten Pop hits and
31 gold and platinum albums. The band’s drum beats, guitar and signature horn lines
lace the tracks of numerous artists including the Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Madonna, Janet
Jackson, Cypress Hill, and P. Diddy.
On top of the band’s already-stellar resume, Kool & The Gang has also been inducted
into the New Jersey Hall of Fame and continues to be among the most sampled R&B
bands of all time. Their top hit “Celebration” has notably been inducted into the Grammy
Hall of Fame.
In 2016, the East Coast natives resurfaced on the recording scene and released the
single, "Sexy (Where’d You Get Yours)," which rose to No. 15 on the Billboard Adult
R&B chart. Kool & The Gang has toured alongside Kid Rock, Dave Matthews Band,
Elton John, The Roots and a 50-city tour with the legendary rock band, Van Halen. They
continue to perform around the world.
Must be 21 or older. No refunds.