Harry Connick, Jr‘s career has spanned the musical spectrum. From standards, to funk, to jazz, to Broadway, to piano as well as a storied career in television and movies. HCJ brings his incredible talents to Central New York this coming Wednesday, July 3rd as he takes the stage at the CNY’s home of legends, Turning Stone Casino Resort.
Connick achieved widespread success as a musician when director Rob Reiner asked him to contribute the score to the 1989 film When Harry Met Sally, leading to Connick’s first multi-platinum album. From there, Connick garnered critical acclaim for his numerous albums over the next 20 years. He has also acted in major motion pictures, television, and on Broadway.
As a New Orleans native, Harry Connick, Jr., was deeply impacted by the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast. Connick teamed up with Branford Marsalis and the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity to create “Musicians’ Village,” a community in the Upper Ninth Ward which consists of 72 single-family homes and ten elder-friendly apartments. Its centerpiece, the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, a performance, instruction and recording complex, dedicated to the education and development of homeowners and others who live nearby, opened in 2011.
The show starts at 8PM but you can always get to the casino a little early to play some poker with writer/photographer Jim Gilbert, or to eat in the many restaurants. Turning Stone is celebrating their 20th Anniversary and the jackpot winners are all the fans. With shows already this year featuring BB King, Sully Erna, Charlie Daniels, Motley Crue and more. Still upcoming on the agenda this year are great performances by Jeff Dunham, The Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, the Beach Boys, KISS, Ted Nugent, Alan Jackson and more.
$49, $59, and $69 tickets for the 8:00 p.m. July 3 Harry Connick Jr. show at the Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center go on sale Friday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m. Call the Turning Stone box office at (315) 361-7469 or visit www.Ticketmaster.com.