Denver’s classic songs of the ’70s hit The Event Center in May

PHILADELPHIA — March 9, 2020 — Singer-songwriter Rick Schuler returns to The Event Center stage for a second time with his uncanny resemblance, vocals and stage persona that headlines the “Rocky Mountain High Experience, A Tribute to John Denver.” After a successful show in 2017, Schuler will bring the iconic hits of John Denver to life at Rivers Casino Philadelphia on Saturday, May 30, at 8 p.m. Tickets for his performance go on sale Friday, March 13, and start at $15.

Schuler’s show offers audiences the most authentic John Denver concert experience by incorporating the country legend’s greatest hits with two of Denver’s musicians included in the band: longtime drummer, Richie Garcia and vocalist, Mollie Weaver. Schuler has shared his Rocky Mountain High Experience with thousands of Denver fans and features renditions of hit songs including “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders” and more.

Given Denver’s impact on the music industry, the Rocky Mountain High Experience is an exceptional tribute show, depicting a legendary music career that spanned four decades. Fans will reminisce on the Americana-folksy sound and will enjoy, in addition to Schuler’s original Denver-inspired material, renditions of “Annie’s Song” “Back Home Again” as well as “Grandma’s Feather Bed,” which was written by Jim Connor, Denver’s longtime banjo player.

“We’re excited to have Rick Schuler’s Rocky Mountain High Experience return to Rivers,” said Rob Long, general manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia. “Schuler’s performance embodies the memory and timeless tracks of John Denver, making it an unforgettable show for Denver fans and music lovers alike.”

Schuler came into prominence at the age of 16 with his first public performance of “Rocky Mountain High,” which was received with a standing ovation. His musical talent and public appeal subsequently led to television and radio appearances, including a feature on The Jack Carney Show as “the John Denver guy.” With his “Rocky Mountain High Experience,” Schuler has created a show that features fan favorites with some of Schuler’s own Denver-esque compositions.

The performance will also feature Buster Akrey on keyboard and vocals, Ian Espinoza on guitar and vocals, and Bill Lenihan on bass.

Tickets for the Rocky Mountain High Experience, A Tribute to John Denver show can be purchased at RiversCasinoPhiladelphia.com.

In addition to live performances and concerts, The Event Center at Rivers Casino Philadelphia can be reserved for a variety of occasions, including weddings, corporate receptions, seminars, trade shows and more. The space features floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the Delaware River waterfront and the Ben Franklin Bridge. Parking is always free.


Located along the Delaware Riverfront in Philadelphia, Rivers Casino Philadelphia, formerly SugarHouse Casino, features 1,755 slots, 106 table games, 65 hybrid gaming seats, a 28-table poker room and a designated sportsbook area for live sports betting. The casino offers seven distinctive restaurants and bars — among them are Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House, Mian and Geno’s Steaks — riverfront views, live performances in The Event Center, free parking, and promotions and giveaways daily. Rivers, which opened as SugarHouse Casino in 2010, employs approximately 1,600 Team Members and has been voted a great place to work in Philadelphia. Rivers Casino Philadelphia is owned and operated by Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com/Philadelphia.

Jeff Shurilla
For Rivers Casino Philadelphia
267-932-8760, ext. 304
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