One of the most popular and experienced bands in Central New York, The Billionaires have performed numerous times in Oswego. The band is made up of lead singer Anna White, guitarist Rob Hoston, keyboardist Kimo Cortini, bassist Andy Jordan and former Laker hockey player Daryl Hunt on drums. Hunt, a 1981 graduate of SUNY Oswego who played goaltender, said that the chairman of the concert, Mike Cullinan, reached out to him about bringing The Billionaires to the Lake Ontario Conference Center.
“When Mike contacted me, for me, it was a no-brainer,” Hunt said. “Anything I can do to help them out I would. It was an honor for them to think of us.”
A local business owner, Hunt said that members of the Blueline Club were “instrumental in starting me off in business.”
George Broadwell Jr., owner of the conference center, said the band’s popularity in the local area creates a great partnership for community events.
“They have done a lot for Oswego and donated a lot of time,” Broadwell said. “They’ve got a great following.”
The Billionaires have performed on New Year’s Eve for the past few years in Oswego and Broadwell expects a full sellout.
Rockin’ the River will take place at the lavish Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, located at 26 E. First St. The convention center, attached to the Best Western Captain’s Quarters hotel, has an event space of 10,000 square feet in the reception room, with a wonderful view of the Oswego River and the harbor.
The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will be opened by local performer Cam Caruso. A variety of professional sports ticket packages will be raffled at the event.
Tickets for the concert are $20 for SUNY Oswego students and $30 for individuals. If two or more tickets are being purchased, the price is $25 each. The first 200 people to purchase tickets will be eligible for a free night at either the Best Western Captain’s Quarters or the Quality Inn and Suites Riverfront. The drawing will take place after the 200th ticket is purchased.
For information and to buy tickets, visit http://oswegolakers.com/rockintheriver.
The Billionaires are online at http://billionairesband.darkfios.com and are on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Billionaires-198535701331/.
For more information, contact Mike Cullinan at [email protected].