One of the newer traditions for Boilermaker weekend is a big concert to get loosened up ahead of the big race. This year the Stanley is the host of the party once again.

Rick Zuccaro will once again bring back his popular Billy Joel Tribute concert to the Stanley Center for the Arts. 'Ricky Z' will bring along his all-star lineup of Central New York's biggest and best musicians to electrify the stage and perform the greatest hits of the Piano Man himself.

One of the sponsors of this event is the Carbone Auto Group. Alex Carbone says, "Rick is not just one of our top employees, he’s a very talented piano player, singer and live performer. We’re very excited about helping to bring the music of Billy Joel to the Stanley Theater on the Boilermaker Saturday while doing our part to help raise funds for The Stanley as well."

For the Boilermaker this continues to be a huge addition to the weekend of events. Tim Reed of the Boilermaker says, "We’ve had such successful events with Classified our first two years and last year with Ricky Z’s Billy Joel Tribute band at The Stanley, we knew our runners and guests would love the opportunity to do it again, and we’re lucky to have this dynamite Billy Joel tribute band back again this year."

The concert will take place on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets to benefit The Stanley Theater will go on sale to Stanley members on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 and to the general public on Friday the 19th. For more information you contact The Stanley at (315) 724-4000 or through TheStanley.org.