6LACK and Dave Koz highlight Station Casinos’ December 2018 headliners


Station Casinos announces December 2018 headliners



X107.5’s Holiday Havoc – Night Two
Featuring 311 and special guests Young the Giant, Iration, Dreamers and Barns Courtney
Venue: Pearl Concert Theater
Genre: Rock
Dates:  Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Ticket Prices:  $40, $70, $75, $100 and $150 plus applicable fees

Artist Info: Over the course of their amazing career, 311 has sold more than 9 million albums/DVDs in the U.S. alone. 311’s last nine consecutive albums reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts and they’ve had nine Top 10 radio hits, including three No. 1s. Their list of hits includes “Down,” “All Mixed Up,” “Amber,” “Love Song,” “Come Original,” “Beautiful Disaster,” “Don’t Tread On Me,” “Hey You,” and “Sunset In July.” 311’s last album MOSAIC was be released in summer 2017 via BMG and was produced by John Feldmann (Blink 182, Panic! at the Disco, The Used, etc.) and Scotch Ralston (who produced 311’s Transistor, Soundsystem and Stereolithic albums). MOSAIC  reached No. 6 on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on both the Billboard Top Rock Albums and top Alternative Albums. 311’s celebratory live shows and incessant touring schedule have earned them a massive grassroots following nationwide. In 2016, the group launched 311 Amber Ale in conjunction with Rock Brothers Brewing, Cigar City Brewing & Nebraska Brewing. 311 also launched their Grassroots Uplifter brand vape pen. 311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska by singer/guitarist NICK HEXUM, singer S.A. MARTINEZ, guitarist TIM MAHONEY, drummer CHAD SEXTON and bassist P-NUT.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult


6LACK Presents: From East Atlanta with Love Tour
Featuring Tierra and Summer Walker
Venue: Pearl Concert Theater
Genre: R&B
Dates:  Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices:  $39.95, $49.95, $54.95 and $89.95 plus applicable fees

Artist Info: 6lack’s debut album Free 6lack was released in November 2016 and peaked at No. 34 on the Billboard 200 and included his previously released single “Prblms,” which peaked at No. 73 on the Billboard 100. “Prblms” marked the rapper and singer’s first platinum record; it entered Billboard’s Twitter Emerging Artists chart as No. 5 and eventually went double platinum. He was also featured in Rolling Stone as “10 New Artists You Need to Know” the same month his album debuted.


In 2018, 6lack was nominated for two GRAMMY Awards in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category and the Best Rap/Song Performance category. The prolific artist has been on tracks with various influential musicians ranging from Syd to Kodak Black to T-Pain, Jhené Aiko, and many more. 2018 also marked the release of atmospheric slow jam “Cutting Ties”—a song for break-ups, unusual for the often pro-love advocating singer.


With a co-feature alongside Khalid and Ty Dolla $ign on “OTW,” as well as critically acclaimed performances at festivals like Coachella and Governors Ball, 6lack is entering into what he calls “season two” of his career. Fans can expect even more confessional lyrics and emotional melodies in the coming months as 6lack reveals his new music.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult




Dave Koz
Christmas Tour 2018 with Mindi Abair, Jonathan Butler and Keiko Matsui
Venue: Red Rock Ballroom
Genre: Jazz
Date:  Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $25, $35, $45, $5 and $65 plus tax and applicable fees for reserved seating

Artist Info: In a career that spans more than three decades, saxophonist Dave Koz has racked up an astoundingly impressive array of honors and achievements: nine GRAMMY® nominations, nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, numerous world tours, playing for multiple presidents, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and more. A platinum-selling artist, Koz is also known as a humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, instrumental music advocate and restaurateur.


One of the most recognized and sought-after saxophonists/vocalists, two-time GRAMMY nominee Mindi Abair has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances and utter command of the saxophone since her debut album in 2000.  No one since Junior Walker has brought saxophone and vocals in one package to the forefront of modern music, with a raucous tone and dynamic stage presence.  She has garnered ten #1 radio hits, six Top 5 solo records and two #1 spots on the Billboard album charts.  In 2014, Mindi received her first GRAMMY® nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category, followed by a 2015 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her solo LP Wild Heart featuring Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Trombone Shorty, Booker T. Jones, Keb’ Mo’, and Max Weinberg.


Butler began his singing career at age 7, releasing his first album in 1973 and winning the Best New Artist Grammy in South Africa the following year at age 12. He made history by being the first black artist played on white South African radio while earning three gold records (“Please Stay” went double gold and “I Love How You Love Me” went gold) in 1975 as he became a teenager. More than a decade later, Butler moved to London, England after signing with Jive Records and released his first album internationally. The self-titled set went gold in 1987 in the United Kingdom and in the USA. He received Grammy nominations for Best R&B Song for his R&B-pop vocal hit “Lies” and for Best Jazz Song for the instrumental “Going Home.” His genre-busting material earned songwriter’s awards and received abundant airplay in multiple radio formats: pop, urban, contemporary jazz, adult contemporary and gospel. Butler’s 2004 album, Surrender, went gold in South Africa where he remains a superstar.


A native of Tokyo, Japan, Keiko Matsui’s career has spanned three decades and featured the release of more than 20 albums. Matsui released her American debut album titled A Drop of Water in 1987. Matsui’s success continued throughout the 1990s, with her albums Sapphire, which reached number two on Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, and Dream Walk, which reached number three. Matsui reached number one on the Billboard Top Contemporary Jazz Albums chart with the release of her album Deep Blue. Throughout her successful career, Matsui has received several awards, including the Oasis award for Best Female Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year in 1999 and 2000. Guests must be 21 years or older




KWNR 95.5 Presents the 15th Annual Toys for Tickets
Starring Carly Pearce, Morgan Wallen, Jimmie Allen, Mitchell Tenpenny and Tenille Townes
Venue: Grand Events Center
Genre: Country
Date: Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Ticket Prices: Free for locals who drop off a new, unwrapped toy to 95.5 The Bull

Artist Info: Born into the bluegrass brawn of Kentucky, Carly Pearce has never known a moment that Country music wasn’t her destined path. At the young age of 11 she began touring with a local band, at 16 quit high school for a job performing at Dollywood while being homeschooled and learned humility working odd jobs upon moving to Nashville. Now defying odds with her No. 1 debut “Every Little Thing,” which steered a chart-topping trifecta on SiriusXM’s The Highway that also includes “If My Name Was Whiskey” and “Hide The Wine.” With the GOLD-certified title track from her highly-acclaimed debut album EVERY LITTLE THING (Big Machine Records), Carly became the highest charting solo female debut since July 2015 and one of only three to accomplish the feat in twelve years.


You can’t step up as one of country’s most exciting new stars without knowing exactly what you’re about. Lucky for Big Loud Records breakout artist Morgan Wallen, that quality runs in his blood. With his debut album, IF I KNOW ME, the hit maker behind “Up Down” (ft. Florida Georgia Line) and “The Way I Talk” lays his cards out on the table: Work hard. Love hard. Party down. Respect the past and make your own future. … Know yourself.


For breakthrough country artist Jimmie Allen, a simple phrase sums up his view on life and music: Never give up. A native of Southern Delaware – the region he describes as the “slower, lower” part of the state, and locale of Mercury Lane (the namesake of his debut album) – Allen has carried that mantra with him through good times and bad, whether than meant living in his car or rocking amphitheaters on Toby Keith’s Interstates & Tailgates Tour. Mercury Lane, Allen’s first full-length album, delivers upon the same infectious groove that struck fans in his EP. Kicking off with dance-worthy tunes like “American Heartbreaker” and “Make Me Want To,” listeners will get an immediate helping of Jimmie’s signature playful sound. Rounded out by more introspective songs like “Wait for It” and “High Life,” as well as tracks like “Boy Gets a Truck” and “Love Me Like You Do” that allow his buttery smooth vocals to soar, Mercury Lane showcases the many sides of Jimmie Allen.


Mitchell Tenpenny is an industry insider/outlier. Someone who has a local’s appreciation for the origins of Nashville and keen focus on what happens outside of Music City. The rugged individualist operates with complete confidence and comfort in the space between contradictory themes. He is a creative thinker with a keen business sense. He is fiercely competitive, but is equally vocal proponent for his industry colleagues. He finds inspiration in music as diverse as Michael Jackson and the Oak Ridge Boys. He’s authentic thanks in large part to Tenpenny’s fearless skill as a songwriter, which includes a Top 5 hit for Granger Smith, “If the Boot Fits,” and time spent opening for a variety of influential artists including Smith, Dustin Lynch (Ride of Die Tour), Maren Morris (Renegade Revival Run), Jake Owen, Brett Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dustin Lynch, Gary Allan, and others.


One minute with Tenille Townes and it’s instantly clear that she doesn’t see, or hear, the world like everyone else. Maybe it comes through in how she learned to read by pouring through lyric sheets and liner notes, or how she starting singing by belting along to U2 and Shania Twain in the back of her parents’ car. Or maybe it will come to light in the thousands she’s raised and the miles she’s logged supporting the charitable initiatives she created while still a teenager. Or maybe it will simply come across in her stunning voice and wise, insightful lyricism, all infinitely beguiling for someone of her young age. But that’s the thing about Townes. She’s never operated by the clock or the calendar. She operates from her heart, and from her soul.

Must be 21 years or older




Band of Friends – A Celebration of Rory Gallagher
Featuring Davy Knowles, Gerry McAvoy and Ted McKenna
Venue: The Railhead
Genre: Blues
Date: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $20 plus tax and applicable fees for general admission

Artist Info: Rory Gallagher’s music reached a massive audience from Norway to Spain, from Japan to the USA, Covering all parts of the globe and producing some of the greatest rock/blues albums of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Sadly we lost Rory on 14th June 1995, to his devoted fans and followers this was the ultimate tragedy. The BAND OF FRIENDS is not a tribute to Rory, but a celebration of his life and music. Band of Friends features  Davy Knowles, Gerry McAvoy and Ted McKenna.

This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult


Boulder Blues
Nikki Hill
Venue: The Railhead
Genre: Blues
Date: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $5 cover at the door

Artist Info: Nikki Hill and her band have been touring extensively following the independent 2015 release “Heavy Hearts Hard Fists” and debut album Here’s Nikki Hill, released in 2013. With a no-filter energy and explosive live show, they deliver a sound that will make you believe in rock ‘n’ roll again. Nikki’s unique voice—with raw rock and soul dynamics mixed with the strength, passion, and honesty of blues shouters of the past—steers the driving guitar and a tight rhythm section to create a breath of fresh air with their fast forward approach to American roots music.Guests must be 21 years or older


Tommy Emmanuel
Venue: The Railhead
Genre: Contemporary Jazz
Date: Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $29, $34, $49 and $55 plus tax and applicable fees for reserved seating

Artist Info: Australian native Tommy Emmanuel received his first guitar at the age of four and by six years old, he was a working professional musician. After forming a family band and touring Australia, Emmanuel and his family settled in Sydney and by the late 1970s, he had joined the band Goldrush. Following stints in The Southern Star Band and the rock group Dragon, Emmanuel embarked on a solo career, releasing his debut solo album, From Out of Nowhere, in 1979. Throughout his successful career, Emmanuel has released more than 20 studio albums and performed with notable artists, including Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Air Supply and John Denver, among others. In addition, he was named Guitar Player Magazine’s “World Best Acoustic Guitarist” in both 2008 and 2010.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult


Boulder Blues
Tinsley Ellis
Venue: The Railhead
Genre: Blues
Date: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $5 cover at the door

Artist Info: Tinsley Ellis wears his Southern roots proudly. Born in Atlanta in 1957, he grew up in southern Florida and first played guitar at age eight. He found the blues through the back door of British Invasion bands like The Yardbirds, The Animals, Cream, and The Rolling Stones. In 1981, along with veteran blues singer and harpist Chicago Bob Nelson, Tinsley formed The Heartfixers, a group that would become Atlanta’s top-drawing blues band. After releasing three albums with the band, Ellis set out on a solo career and soon signed with Records, where he released the hit album Georgia Blue. Before long, Alligator arranged to reissue his previous albums Cool On It and Tore Up, thus exposing Tinsley’s blistering earlier music to a growing fan base. Tinsley’s subsequent releases, 1989’s Fanning The Flames, 1992’s Trouble Time, 1994’s Storm Warning and 1997’s Fire It Up  further expanded the guitarist’s hero status. His success continued in the 2000s with the albums Kingpin, Moment of Truth and 2009’s Speak No Evil.
Guests must be 21 years or older


Who’s Bad
The Ultimate Tribute to Michael Jackson
Venue: The Railhead
Genre: Blues
Date: Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $40 plus tax and applicable fees for general admission

Artist Info: Founded in 2003, Who’s Bad live performances are an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has awed even the skeptics, selling out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 in December of 2010, the venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show “This Is It” concert series.

This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult


Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto or through Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000 or Tickets for the Palms concerts can be purchased at the Palms Box Office, online at or by calling 702.944.3200.


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6LACK and Dave Koz highlight Station Casinos' December 2018 headliners
6LACK and Dave Koz highlight Station Casinos' December 2018 headliners