Eddie Money

Batavia Downs Presents: Eddie Money

Eddie Money

The A List, Feedback, Rough Stock

Fri · June 22, 2018

Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 5:30 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

$10.00 - $25.00

This event is all ages

Please be advised The Rockin' the Downs Concert Series will take place outside on the Racetrack.


Eddie Money
Eddie Money
Eddie Money was born Edward Joseph Mahoney on March 21, 1949, in Brooklyn, New York. Although he dreamed of being a musician, after high school, Eddie decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a police officer.
In 1968, after serving as a New York City Police Officer for two years, Money put his law enforcement career on hold to pursue music. He moved to Berkeley, California and began performing at local clubs. Then, in 1976, after changing his surname from Mahoney to Money, Eddie’s fate changed when he was introduced to legendary promoter Bill Graham while performing at one of Graham’s events. The two quickly became close, with Graham serving as both a mentor and manager to Money. Said Graham of Money, “Eddie Money has it all…not only can he sing, write and play, but he is a natural performer.”
After signing a recording contract with Columbia Records, Money burst onto the scene with his eponymous debut album in 1977. Fans immediately fell in love with Money’s sound, and the album, which went double platinum, featured hits like “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Money followed the success of his debut album with a stream of Top 40 hits, as well as some of the era’s most creative videos for songs like “Think I’m in Love” and “Shakin.” In 1986, Money released Can’t Hold Back, which featured the classic, Grammy-Nominated duet with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight.” The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went platinum and also featured the hit “I Wanna Go Back.”
These days, Money continues to delight new and old fans alike at venues throughout the country. Having opened the summer concert season at the famous DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit for nearly 20 years, Money draws fans from all over who are eager to see the legendary musician. Ask any concert attendee and they’ll tell you he retains his signature style and performs with the same passion today as he did more than 30 years ago.
In September of 2016 Eddie Money appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Where are they Now”, highlighting his career and TV show (in-production) focusing on his family life. Eddie will perform as part of iHeart Radio’s “iHeart80’s” concert taking place in San Jose, CA in January 2017. Last year’s live show included 13,000 attendees, 642 million social media impressions and was promoted in a nationwide campaign across 250+mainstream AC, HOT AC, CHR and Classic Hits Stations as well as a TV broadcast by AT&T Entertainment.
The A List
The A List
The A-List Band was formed by Tom Gariano a Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame inductee 2017. A veteran singer from Niagara Falls in June 2006. Tom had sang for numerous local bands for over 30 years including Tunnel, Myopic Void, and Night Shift. While a member of the Buffalo based band Flipside for 3 years Tom decided he was ready to form his own band and start playing more local shows. In doing so he had a formula that he thought would make a successful band over time. And that was the bands material. So going with the idea of a band that could play a rock club on Friday and a wedding on Saturday seemed the way to go. So while on vacation he enlisted Seven Day Faith drummer Rob Ferenc who played with his son Rob’s band for 10 years and a call out to Buffalo native Craig McDonnell who had previously auditioned for Flipside on guitar local bass player Mark Hyzy. The A-List began playing small local clubs and resturants trying to gain somewhat of a following. As the band started to get more shows every month a big break came in 2008 when they were asked to play the Party in the Plaza for a Buffalo Sabres playoff game for more then 10,000 people. From that day on the band has never been out of work, In 2010 Peter Zito was brought in on keyboards along with Sax player Tony Nastasi. By 2013 the band was playing 100 shows a year have opened for Eddie Money, Lovin Spoonful, Little River Band. Burning out with the same material for several years Tom and Craig decided to make some changes. In doing so the band brought in Buffalo Music Hall of Famer Tom Ryan best known from the recording group Weekend on drums and Chris Marziale from Universal Grill on Keyboards and the rest is as they say is history.
Feedback is a local band of Hamlin, NY. Playing regularly throughout Rochester, NY. They play a variety of music, putting in a fresh touch of their own.
Venue Information:
Batavia Downs Gaming
8315 Park Road
Batavia, NY, 14020