Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts Announces First Residency with Yonkers’ Own Guss Hayes and the Guss Hayes Band

The Guss Hayes Band was the property’s first musical performance when Empire City Casino opened in 2006

YONKERS, NY – Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts (“Empire City”) announced its first residency with local legend Guss Hayes and the Guss Hayes Band. The six-month engagement at the Northeast entertainment destination will begin Wednesday, March 4 and continue the first Wednesday of every month through August 2020.

The Guss Hayes Band will perform two shows in the Entertainment Lounge at noon and 2 pm, and will feature the vocals of Hayes, accompanied by band members Philip Shimmel on drums, Jorgen Kjaer on keyboard, Paula Atherton on saxophone and flute, and Richard Pontrelli on guitar. The band was the property’s first group to perform when Empire City Casino opened in 2006 and has been a fan-favorite of the entertainment lineup.