Joe Conklin is returning with the world-renowned City Rhythm Orchestra for a night of comedy and music on Friday, April 14, at Parx Casino’s Xcite Center.
In a salute to Philadelphia sports teams and their fans, Conklin will take the audience on a nostalgic journey featuring all of his celebrity voice impressions, an eight-piece orchestra and a cast of singers, including John Conklin, Jim Conklin, Tricia Gozzi, Debra Toscano, Joanne Farrell and surprise guests.
The show is directed by Vince Valentine, hosted by SportsRadio 94WIP’s Joe DeCamara and presented by Baldini Communications. Doors open at 7 p.m. and showtime is at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $45-$65 at parxcasino.com. Parx Casino is located at 2999 Street Road, Bensalem. Complimentary self parking is available on site.
Conklin and The City Rhythm Orchestra will present their love letter to all of the Philadelphia sports fans out there, including all the Phillies fans heading back to the ballpark. This variety show blends together music and comedy that anyone who grew up in the greater metro region would love. It’s about family, loyalty and everything Philly, including all the jingles from growing up, like Shaffer Beer, Smitz and Balentine’s Beer.
There will be all the sounds and nostalgia surrounding Philadelphia sports, including old songs from the ballpark. Music will be inspired by The Stylistics, Delfonics and the O’Jays.
“The show brings together the finest musicians, singers and entertainers in the business,” said Conklin. “The fact that they are all named Conklin is pretty coincidental.”
Special guests joining Conklin will include Joanne Farrell, Jim Conklin and John Conklin, and Kane Kalas, son of Philadelphia Phillies play-by-play commentator and Baseball Hall of Fame Member Harry Kalas.
The renowned City Rhythm Orchestra will bring sounds to life on the world-class Xcite Center stage. Led by Pete Spina and Nick Vallerio, the group performs at weddings, corporate nightclubs and tribute shows.
A portion of proceeds from the show will be donated to The Ben to the Shore Bike Tour, a charity bike ride that raises money to provide necessary financial relief for the families of fallen or critically injured first responders, and cultivate positive relationships and interactions between police officers and the children in the communities they serve.