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185221, Atlantic City NJ: The Roots Announce residency w/ Borgata Hotel Casino
Posted by okpdan, Tue Jun-23-09 02:13 PM

Exclusive Performances Elevate Atlantic City’s Premier Entertainment & Nightlife Destination

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (June 23, 2009) – The Legendary Roots Crew – most recently known for their tenure as the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – has announced their residency at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City’s foremost entertainment destination. Beginning Friday, July 24th, the Grammy-award winning Roots are set to launch an exclusive series of shows at Borgata’s intimate Music Box theater, each show featuring a special musical guest. Following each performance, the band will host an official Borgata Nightlife afterparty, the first to be held at MIXX, with music by guest DJ and Roots’ member, Questlove.

“As Philly natives, we have been to Borgata before and know its the leader in the Atlantic City nightlife scene,” said Questlove. “We couldn’t be more excited to make Borgata our new home,”

“We’ve long looked at artists that we felt would be a natural fit for a residency at our 1,000-seat Music Box theater, but also had the unique ability to transcend into our nightlife offering and represent the multi-dimensional entertainment experience Borgata offers,” said Joe Lupo, Sr. Vice President for Borgata. “The Roots are a special band that unequivocally embody these qualities-- with a longstanding, highly successful career and deep roots in this region --and we could not be more pleased to welcome them to their exclusive home in Atlantic City.”

THE ROOTS are enjoying their greatest critical and commercial success of their already-stellar 15-year career. The band recently held their annual ROOTS PICNIC in Philadelphia selling out the 7,000-capacity FESTIVAL PIER and garnering rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Blender and many others. Famed for beginning with a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop and their use of live instrumentals, The Roots have generated a great deal of critical acclaim and influenced numerous rap and R&B acts since their debut album in 1993.

Tickets for the first performance on Friday, July 24th, are priced at $49.50 and will go on sale this Saturday, June 27th at 10 am. The performance at The Music Box will start at 10pm. Tickets for concert can be purchased by calling 866. 900.4TIX or visiting theborgata.com. The MIXX event will start at 11pm (nightclub opens at 10pm) and cover charge is $10.

For more information on Borgata entertainment or nightlife, please visit www.theborgata.com or call 1 (866) 692-6742.

Borgata is a joint venture of Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) and MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM). Located at Renaissance Pointe in Atlantic City, it features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 182 gaming tables; 4,100 slot machines; an 85-table poker room; 11 retail boutiques; 6 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 6 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 70,000 square feet of event space; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The resort also features Atlantic City’s first non-gaming, cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club by Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; food and beverage by renowned chef Geoffrey Zakarian; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools.

185222, hmmmmmmm, intresting
Posted by J_Sun, Tue Jun-23-09 02:53 PM
any idea if the special guests will be announced or will it more like the jam sessions in NY?


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185224, i have a stupid question
Posted by samgar, Tue Jun-23-09 03:40 PM
what exactly does that mean "residency"??


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185231, basically that they'll be there on a consistent basis for a
Posted by justin_scott, Tue Jun-23-09 09:50 PM
matter of time (weeks, months, etc).
185234, doing fallon at 5:30-6:30pm really does open things up
Posted by gusto, Tue Jun-23-09 11:49 PM
thats awesome. wish the price was a little less, but still a great look.
185235, fuck yes.
Posted by Origin05, Wed Jun-24-09 02:19 AM
45 minute drive tops.. and my go to black jack spot
185239, oh I'm there
Posted by Matinho, Wed Jun-24-09 08:22 AM
185241, I Shall
Posted by makaveli, Wed Jun-24-09 11:31 AM
be there, holla.
185242, RE: I Shall
Posted by KLAP215, Wed Jun-24-09 04:24 PM
Nice Im a be there and July 4th the Roots are gonna be doin Phillys parkway show!
185247, Residency...Hmmm....
Posted by Diedre vs Dice, Wed Jun-24-09 05:54 PM
So does this mean if there is a pre New Years show it will be held at the borgata instead of HOB? If in fact that is the case,It's gonna be crazy!!!

I'm already making plans....
185293, ^^^ tix on sale
Posted by Matinho, Sat Jun-27-09 09:27 AM
185334, Got Mine
Posted by makaveli, Tue Jun-30-09 04:36 PM
can't wait, hoping to hear some new stuff.
185379, Damn! Grindin'!
Posted by KingMonte, Fri Jul-03-09 12:28 PM
185390, They on that Wayne Newton Steez!!!! Not Mad At All!!!
Posted by Allah, Sat Jul-04-09 09:16 AM
185406, RE: They on that Wayne Newton Steez!!!! Not Mad At All!!!
Posted by greenmatter, Mon Jul-06-09 01:54 PM
Hope its fruitful for them!
185408, Show starts at 10 ($45), DJ Set starts at 11? ($10)
Posted by connectpoliticditto, Mon Jul-06-09 02:23 PM
$50 for 1 hour of The Roots? Potential "L"

Unless there's some additional stuff worked out I expect some saltiness afterwards. I expect that there's gotta be something else to this since I've never left a Roots show less than satisfied.
185410, RE: Show starts at 10 ($45), DJ Set starts at 11? ($10)
Posted by makaveli, Mon Jul-06-09 02:55 PM
i saw this too and was hoping that its that other dj that starts at 11. 50 bucks for an hour seems a little weak to me.
185500, RE: Show starts at 10 ($45), DJ Set starts at 11? ($10)
Posted by Proll, Mon Jul-13-09 06:37 PM
Just got my tickets and it says 9pm show
185424, RE: Show starts at 10 ($45), DJ Set starts at 11? ($10)
Posted by Pkjr703, Tue Jul-07-09 10:31 AM
if its a questo dj set he wont be getting on till well after the 12, guessing from past afterpartys and dj sets.
185429, This is clearly for the Fallon Fans.
Posted by Triptych, Wed Jul-08-09 09:29 AM
185432, RE: This is clearly for the Fallon Fans.
Posted by makaveli, Wed Jul-08-09 11:03 AM
i'm not getting this. how is it clearly for the fallon fans?
185488, The Roots are making being a casino act cool again...
Posted by FLUIDJ, Fri Jul-10-09 10:08 PM
that's what's up..


185577, RE: The Roots are making being a casino act cool again...
Posted by makaveli, Tue Jul-21-09 11:14 AM
I really hope they have a horn section with them, i need to hear how i got over with the horns. i'm sure it will be great anyways, just saying.
185580, We just got tickets
Posted by radin, Tue Jul-21-09 07:25 PM
I'll be in the building
185588, Unfortunately
Posted by makaveli, Wed Jul-22-09 11:00 AM
the people i was going to go with and myself have to go to a wake friday. i have 6 tickets for sale for anyone in the philadelphia area. please let me know if you are interested and we can work something out. thanks.
185599, inbox
Posted by DubK, Thu Jul-23-09 10:55 AM
if you still got these tix

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185607, as will i
Posted by Matinho, Fri Jul-24-09 09:13 AM
185620, congrats!!
Posted by epluribusunum, Mon Jul-27-09 08:28 AM
thats excellent bruz ... but I feel old now, my fav band is a casino lounge act... jokes, thats dope. Im jumpn on the aces train!