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Parx Casino® Unveils Xcite Center and $50M Expansion During Ribbon Cutting with Grammy Award Winning Band Chicago®
Xcite Center Announces Music and Comedy Line-up for Winter and Spring with Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Wayne Brady, Dane Cook, Third Eye Blind and Many Others

Sponsor: Parx Casino®
Author: Kory Aversa, 215-840-9216,

Parx Casino®, Pennsylvania’s #1 casino, announces the grand opening of the brand-new Xcite Center on Saturday, January 13, 2018. World renowned music group and 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Chicago® will help cut the ribbon at 6:45pm in advance of their performance at 8:00pm. Chicago® will play the inaugural concert for the region’s newest state-of-the-art live entertainment and performance venue. The ribbon cutting ceremony is free and the public is invited to attend. The concert itself is now sold-out and is at full capacity. On top of the grand opening announcement, Parx Casino® is also pleased to share the line-up of top caliber music and comedy entertainers that will take this stage this winter and into spring - including Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Bill Engvall, Paul Rodgers of Bad Company, Eddie Money, Pat Benatar, Wayne Brady, Dane Cook, Third Eye Blind, Dwight Yoakam, The Commodores and Lyle Lovett & Shawn Colvin. All concerts will be performed at the Xcite Center at Parx located at 2999 Street Rd, Bensalem, PA 19020. Tickets for these and future shows are available at the box office or by visiting

“Parx Casino® is thrilled to open a spectacular new live music venue with state-of-the-art sound and technology that will attract America’s biggest names in music and comedy,” said CEO Tony Ricci. “We set out to build the best entertainment venue of this size in the area. We’re very happy with the top caliber performers that we’ve announced so far for the Xcite Center, like Chicago, Reba McEntire, Bill Engvall, Paul Rodgers, Wayne Brady, Gabriel Iglesias, Dane Cook and Rascal Flatts.  We’ll be continuing to announce more great acts – at and above the level of what has been announced – in the coming months.”

The Xcite Center is a new live entertainment venue that is 30,000 square feet large and features over 1,500 seats, state-of-the-art sound and technology, 26 automated crystal chandeliers, gold fabric on the walls, three16 ft x 9 ft IMAG giant video screens, and a 65-foot-wide and 30-foot-deep stage. Every seat in the house is designed to provide an excellent view – even the last row of seats provides a perfect view of the stage.

The entrance to the Xcite Center is located next to Xlounge, which also serves as the bar for the showroom. Patrons can bring drinks from the lounge into the shows and performances.

Back-stage, touring artists will have use of amenities like a green room, crew lounge, photo-op area for meet-and-greets, laundry facilities, bathrooms, five dressing rooms (including two for VIP stars), large loading dock, and outdoor picnic area.

From start to finish, the new space took one year to develop as part of a package of new amenities on property. 

The multi-purpose space will feature brand name musical and comedy entertainment as well as boxing, MMA, festivals and other special events.  It also will be used as banquet space for casino events. The venue will be used one to three times per week, and it is estimated that Parx will host 80 to 100 acts and events for the first year. Entertainment at the Xcite Center will complement other entertainment already on property. “We’ll continue to have regional live bands as well as Conklin’s Comedy Night and Latin Night in our 360 venue,” added Ricci.


Parx Casino® is owned and operated by Greenwood Racing, Inc. Parx Casino® is conveniently located 20 minutes north of center city Philadelphia, I-95 exit 37 or PA Turnpike exit 351 (westbound), exit 352 (eastbound) onto Street Road in Bensalem. Parx features over 200,000 square feet of gaming; over 3,300 slot machines and 133 live table games; over 80 poker tables; live racing & simulcast action; Parxgrill, an upscale signature restaurant; Foodies quick service dining; Chickie's & Pete's Crab House and Sports Bar; 360 bar and live music venue; Jax sports bar; Circle Bar; Bambu Noodle House; Earl of Sandwich®; Xlounge, ultramodern luxury lounge and complimentary parking for over 5,000 cars. Coming January 2018 – The opening of the 1,500 seat live entertainment venue the Xcite Center; The Liberty Bell Gastropub, farm-to-fork inspired menu; Parx Poker, the brand new poker room moving inside the main casino. For more information on Parx Casino®, visit

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