It is unlikely that the two powerhouse voices of the century would have ever shared the same stage…until now! Two great artists paying tribute to their characters, singing the most memorable music and songs ever written. They never worked together, exactly, except when they taped a duet in separate recording sessions, but it’s tantalizing to think what it would have been like to have Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra teamed up for a concert tour. Just imagine the possibilities. Would one have outshone the other? Would their on stage banter have been friendly or a bit snippy? The rapport of these two 20th century icons is immediately prevalent. What’s On magazine states, “As good as the music is, the banter between the stars is equally memorable.”
Best known for his work with such names
as Glen Campbell, Joe Cocker, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Ike & Tina
Turner, Freddie King, and many more, Leon Russell brings his brilliant
performance to Laughlin. He was playing in Tulsa nightclubs at 14 before
his band went on the road with Jerry Lee Lewis. Graduating high school at
the age of 17, Leon took his talent to Los Angeles, where he became the mega
superstar he is today. This is a show you don’t want to miss!
The Troubadour Experience, Tribute to George Strait
April 15 - 19, 2015
Ticket Price: $25.00
Show Times: 8:00 PM
Carrying on in true George Strait tradition, The Troubadour Experience welcomes you to a live authentic tribute to country music’s most legendary performer, spanning a 32-year career and charting more #1 hits than any other artist, in any genre at 60 and counting. The Troubadour Experience features authentic performances of George Strait's #1 hits such as "Fool Hearted Memory", “All My Exes Live in Texas”, “Ocean Front Property”, “The Chair”, "Here For A Good Time" and many more! Incorporating all of the real concert production it will look, sound and feel as if you are truly at a George Strait concert. Each member of the band was hand chosen for their expertise and attention to detail. Every time they hit the stage, they bring a true passion and love for traditional country music. The members of The Troubadour Experience are no stranger to the big stage. They have opened for National Acts such as Tracy Lawrence (4 times), Pat Green (2 times), Mark Wills (2 times), Gary Allan, The Bellamy Brothers, Tracy Byrd, Ty Herndon, Deana Carter and Blackhawk to name a few. For the millions of George Strait fans and country music lovers alike, The Troubadour Experience is a must see! Put on your boots and jeans and come re-live your favorite memories and make new ones as you’re entertained in true George Strait and The Ace in the Hole Band fashion.
Slaughter is a hard rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada by lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum. The band reached stardom in 1990 with their first album Stick It to Ya, which spawned several hit singles including "Up All Night", "Spend My Life", "Mad About You" and "Fly to the Angels". The album reached double platinum status in the United States. Still hitting the road and playing with such bands as Great White, Skid Row, Quiet Riot and Ratt.
Desperado consists of five extremely talented musicians and highly accomplished vocalists. The members of Desperado have taken great measure in an effort to bring forth the authentic, original sounds that echo through many decades. This band takes great pride in bringing you a “Totally Live” show, free of backing tracks, overdubs or any other tricks to enhance the vocal sound.
Tower of Power has delivered the best in Rhythm and Blues for close to five decades. Their first record, East Bay Grease, helped define the East Bay sound. Bump City, their 1972 debut for the label, was a hit on both the Billboard 200 and the chart’s R&B Albums chart, and netted them the hits “You’re Still A Young Man” and “Down To The Nightclub.” The decade of the 1970s were a boom period for the group with radio classics like “So Very Hard To Go” and “What Is Hip?” and the band has continued to tour and record over the years with their latest project Hipper Than Hip being a live flash back to their 1974 tour. Castillo says their love of the stage is the same today as it was back in 1968. Come reminisce, recollect the past and enjoy the future of Tower of Power!
Featuring Gabe Lopez, The Smash Brothers, DJ Cooch, Joey Medina & Steve “Mudflap” McGrew
• Gabe Lopez is no stranger to the spotlight. He began doing stand-up in 2002, when he was given the opportunity to perform on open mic night at the Improv Comedy Club. After a few shows he was invited to Las Vegas to compete against hundreds of other stand-up comedians with only 4 months experience. • Cory and Chad, A.K.A., The Smash Brothers are identical twins born and raised outside of Los Angeles. Having a “not so perfect upbringing” has helped them master their comedic act. If you ever wonder what it is like to be a twin, these two will show you. • DJ Cooch is a Comedian, Actor and Disc Jockey. Baring many talents he has been associated with such names as Eddie Griffin, Carlos Mencia, Anjelah Johnson and Jo Koy. DJ Cooch was recently inducted into the Improv Wall of Fame, a very prestigious honor within the comedy world. • Joey Medina, born and raised in the Bronx, New York, is one of the freshest and funniest comedians to date. Joey has been associated with some big names in the comedy industry including: Russell Peters, Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez, George Lopez and Alex Reymundo. Joey brings his raw hilarity to Laughlin this Memorial Day weekend. • Steve “Mudflap” McGrew comes from an unconventional background. He was a cartoonist for the Houston Chronicles but knew early on that comedy was in his blood and would manifest itself in one way or another. He soon became a fixture at Houston's Comedy Workshop where Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks launched their careers. Brace yourself for an evening of roaring laughter; come see the Memorial Day Comedy Fest!!
Formed from the cream of Atlanta’s studio musicians, the Atlanta Rhythm Section released their number one hit, “So In To You” in 1977 which became the band’s breakthrough single, reaching the U.S. Top 10, and the album from which it came, A Rock And Roll Alternative, went gold. Their platinum follow-up album, Champagne Jam, broke into the Top 10 in 1978; together with the blockbuster single “Imaginary Lover”, “I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight” was another major hit from the same album. After an extended break, the band got back together in the mid-‘90s and re-recorded some of their best-known songs, the live-in-the-studio sound of Atlanta Rhythm Section ’96. ARS continues to make concert appearances showcasing their many classic hits and outstanding musical abilities. Come and join us ... You don't want to miss these memories!