Legendary Brazilian Musician Sergio Mendes to Perform at Rivers Casino Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Legendary musician Sergio Mendes is bringing his unique blend of jazz, bossa nova and samba to Rivers Casino Philadelphia. One of the most accomplished Brazilian jazz musicians of all time, he will perform in Fishtown on Friday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets for The Event Center show start at $49 and go on sale Friday, May 19, at 10 a.m.

Over his remarkable six-decade career, Mendes, along with the likes of Antonio Carlos Jobim, is known for his pioneering contributions to the foundations of bossa nova. During his 21st-century reinvention, Mendes has worked with the Black Eyed Peas and John Legend. His song “Real in Rio” received an Oscar® nomination for Best Original Song for the animated film “Rio.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Sergio Mendes to Rivers Casino and provide his fans with an unforgettable night of Brazilian music,” said Eric Althaus, general manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia. “He’s an international Latin icon who will have our guests dancing in The Event Center.

Mendes won a Grammy Award for his 1992 album “Brasileiro” and a Latin Grammy Award in 2010 for “Bom Tempo.” The acclaimed Brazilian songwriter and pianist also won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Latin Grammy Awards in 2005.

For tickets and more information, please visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia.

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