THE LINDA RONSTADT EXPERIENCE WITH TRISTAN MCINTOSH
LANDIS THEATER // 8 P.M. THURSDAY, SEPT. 26; $25
WHAT TO EXPECT: The Linda Ronstadt Experience provides a tribute that would make the great singer proud. Vocalist Tristan McInTosh conveys the spirit beautifully, while the band captures the essence of all the great songs such as “That’ll Be the Day,” “You’re No Good,” “Blue Bayou” and “When Will I Be Loved.”
REFUGEE (TOM PETTY TRIBUTE)
GOLDEN NUGGET // 9 P.M. FRIDAY, SEPT. 27; FREE
WHAT TO EXPECT: Formed in 2014 by a group of New York musicians, Refugee has poured their hearts into recreating the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Concertgoers can look forward to hearing all of the classics such as “American Girl,” “Refugee,” “Don’t Come Around Here No More” and “Running Down a Dream.”
BORGATA // 8 P.M. FRIDAY, SEPT. 27; $69, $149
WHAT TO EXPECT: J Balvin is a reggaeton singer who first hit big in 2014 with the song “6 AM.” Two years later he released the album “Energia” which included the hits “Ginza,” “Bobo” and “Safari.” On Friday night J Balvin will hit the Borgata for a stop on his Arcoiris Tour.
HARD ROCK // 8 P.M. FRIDAYAND SATURDAY, SEPT. 27 AND 28; $69, $99, $129, $159
WHAT TO EXPECT: Formed in San Francisco in the early 1970s, Journey began with founder Neil Schon, as a jazz fusion band with modest success, but in 1977 when singer Steve Perry took over the lead singer duties, they quickly began pursuing a more mainstream path and massive hits and arena tours were soon to follow. These days Arnel Pineda does an admirable job of replicating the vocals of the departed Perry, while the classic lineup of guitarist Neil Schon, bassist Ross Valory, keyboardist Jonathan Cain and drummer Steve Smith keep the magic alive. Fans can look forward to hearing all of their favorites such as “Separate Ways (World Apart),” “Faithfully,” “Open Arms,” “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Send Her My Love,” “Who’s Crying Now” and “Be Good To Yourself.”
CELEBRITY BOXING: DUSTIN DIAMOND VS. ‘ANGRY BAGEL GUY’ CHRIS MORGAN
SHOWBOAT 7 P.M. // $35, $65, $100
WHAT TO EXPECT: When Dustin Diamond played uber-nerd “Screech” on “Saved By The Bell” he was the short guy out of the bunch. But when he steps into the ring with the 5-foot tall “Angry Bagel Guy” Chris Morgan, he’ll be the one looking down. Morgan’s notoriety stems from a viral video of him having a meltdown at a Staten Island bagel store where he ranted about women belittling him for his height and using him for his money. This pair of short stacks is bound to have the Showboat crowd losing their minds on Saturday night.
BORGATA // 8 P.M. SATURDAY, SEPT. 28; $49, $59
WHAT TO EXPECT: Canadian rockers Loverboy formed in 1979 and went on to score big hits both in their native country and the United States during the 1980s. Over the years they’ve kept up a consistent touring schedule and have managed to keep a steady lineup as well. On Saturday night Loverboy comes to Borgata to perform favorites such as “Turn Me Loose” and “Working for the Weekend.”