The charismatic actor and comedian brings his act to The Event Center in July

PHILADELPHIA — April 2, 2018 — Known for his crowd-pleasing performances, Cedric “The Entertainer” & Friends will bring a night of laughter to the Rivers Casino Philadelphia Event Center on Saturday, July 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday, April 6, at 10 a.m. and cost from $79 to $99.

Cedric has created a tremendously successful career spanning film, live performances and television. He is considered one of the premier entertainers in the world. Cedric’s work can be seen in numerous hit films and television series in which he has starred alongside some of the most renowned actors, including the “Barbershop” franchise with Ice Cube, “Be Cool” with John Travolta, “Intolerable Cruelty” with George Clooney and as a recognizable voice in the top-ranked animated “Madagascar” movies.

“The comedy acts continue to bring laughs to Rivers — and Cedric ‘The Entertainer’ & Friends is the perfect addition,” said Wendy Hamilton, general manager of Rivers Casino Philadelphia. “With Cedric’s portfolio of hilarious films, Rivers is definitely in for a treat!”

Most recently, Cedric has completed filming the soon-to-be released dramatic feature film “First Reformed,” co-starring Amanda Seyfried and Ethan Hawke. Also debuting this April, Cedric will co-star opposite Tracy Morgan in the new TBS comedy series “The Last OG.”

Tickets for Cedric “The Entertainer” & Friends’ show and for all Rivers performances, including Buddy Guy (April 20), Night Ranger (April 27), Cheech and Chong (May 5), The B-52s (June 1), Vic DiBitetto (June 2) and Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson (July 13) 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 RiversCasino.com.

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