Discover the magic of the former Philadelphia Eagle and his inspiring life story

PHILADELPHIA — Jan. 5, 2018 — “America’s Got Talent” finalist and longtime Philadelphia Eagles player Jon Dorenbos is returning to Philly to give fans an intimate look at his football career, entertaining magic and inspirational life story. His interactive show will surprise and delight the Rivers Casino Philadelphia audience on Friday, March 16, at 9 p.m. Tickets for “An Evening with Jon Dorenbos” can be purchased beginning Friday, Jan. 5, and cost from $45 to $65.

In the fall of 2016, Dorenbos astounded the judges of “America’s Got Talent” with his combination of magic and uplifting stories stemming from his difficult childhood. His unique performances earned him third place in the competition among tens of thousands of contestants.

Practicing illusions since the age of 12, Dorenbos is a master magician who incorporates comedy and the love of football into his performances. Audiences experience a deeply personal and engaging show and discover the magic that has shaped Dorenbos’ life. From struggles turned into successes to lighthearted stories from the locker room when he was an Eagles player, Dorenbos delivers a night filled with fun, yet insightful storytelling.

“Everyone at Rivers is excited and can’t wait to be amazed by Jon Dorenbos’ inspiring and unbelievable show,” said Wendy Hamilton, general manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia. “We are thrilled to welcome an Eagle’s fan favorite back to Philadelphia.”  

Aside from his time on “America’s Got Talent,” Dorenbos is known as the NFL’s “magic man” who played for 14 years, 11 of which were as the long snapper for the Philadelphia Eagles. He retired in 2016 after major open-heart surgery but continues his legacy as the host of “Inside the Eagles,” for which he won Emmy Awards in 2008 and 2015.

Tickets for Dorenbos’ show and for all Rivers performances, including The O’Jays (Jan. 27), Chris Tucker (Feb. 10) and The Revolution (March 9), can be purchased on the Rivers Casino Philadelphia headliner events page.

In addition to live performances and concerts, the Rivers Casino Philadelphia Event Center 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.



Rivers, which opened in September 2010 as Philly’s casino, features 1,891 slots, 103 table games, a 28-table poker room, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views, and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,500 people and has been voted a “Best Place to Work” by the Philadelphia Business Journal for seven consecutive years and a “Top Workplace” by Philly.com for six straight years. For more information, visit www.riverscasino.com.

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