Coyote CountryFest returns to the Orleans Arena Aug. 13

Coyote CountryFest returns to the Orleans Arena Aug. 13 
Lineup features Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi, Love and Theft and more

The annual country all-star concert Coyote CountryFest (presented by 102.7 The Coyote) returns to Orleans Arena on Saturday, Aug. 13, with performances from Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi, Love and Theft, Brett Young and Sierra Black.

Georgia native Cole Swindell’s rise to fame began as a songwriter for country music stars Luke Bryan, Chris Young and Florida Georgia Line, among others. His songwriting success opened doors for him to pursue a career as performing artist himself, and in 2013, he released his debut single “Chillin’ It.” In February 2014, Swindell released a self-titled album, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and produced two more Top 10 country singles: “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” and “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey.” In 2015, he released an EP featuring the song “You Should Be Here,” which reached #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country chart. In May 2016, Swindell released his second full-length album titled “You Should Be Here.”

Jon Pardi is best known for his high-energy performances and “rowdy” approach to country music. He hit the scene with his debut single “Missin’ You Crazy” in 2012. A year later, his second single “Up All Night” became his first Top 10 hit. He found additional success on the charts with songs like “Head Over Boots,” “When I’ve Been Drinkin’” and “Up All Night.”

Since hitting the country music scene in 2009 with their debut album, country duo Love and Theft has produced several top 10 hits and released three albums. Best known for their #1 single “Angel Eyes,” the group has also earned nominations and accolades for their singles “Runnin’ Out of Air,” “Runaway,” “Whiskey on My Breath” and more.

Country music up-and-comer Brett Young released his debut EP earlier this year, with the single “Sleep Without You” cracking the US Country Charts. Young was recently named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.”

Las Vegas native Sierra Black hit the country music scene as an opening act for country greats like Joe Nichols, Little Big Town and more. Last year, she had the honor of performing a duet with Keith Urban, who hand-picked her for a performance of “We Were Us.” She is currently working on her debut EP and released her first single, “Heart on Ice,” earlier this year.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available from $20 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702.284.7777 or by visiting

Coyote CountryFest
About Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook ( and on Twitter (@orleansarena). Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at

Suncoast Hotel and Casino Hosts the Third Annual Las Vegas Cupcake Bake-Off August 10


Suncoast Hotel and Casino Hosts the Third Annual Las Vegas Cupcake Bake-Off August 10


The sweet smell of cupcakes will once again fill the air as Suncoast Hotel and Casino hosts the third annual Las Vegas Cupcake Bake-Off on Sunday, August 10.


Presented by the Suncoast and hosted by 102.7 The Coyote and Kris Daniels, the Bake-Off will bring bakers to the Suncoast Grand Ballroom to compete for the title of “Best Cupcake Baker in the West” and to win a portion of $2,500 in cash prizes. The grand prizewinner will receive $1,500, with prizes also being awarded to second, third, fourth and fifth place.


Attendees will enjoy an open bar and all you can eat sweets by some of the greatest bakeries in town including Buddy V’s Ristorante, Carlo’s Bakery, Pinkbox Doughnuts, Manon Bakery and Gimme Some Sugar.  Attendees will also vote for their favorite cupcake based on appearance and presentation, with the top ten vote getters moving on to the final round.


A distinguished panel of judges including Cindy Soliz (Buddy V’s Ristorante), Christina Nasso (Carlo’s Bakery), Kristen LoVullo (Gimme Some Sugar), Megan Romano (Chocolate & Spice Bakery), Cindy Werth (Stratosphere Pastry Chef), Alan Thompson (Gigi’s Cupcakes), Michael Cordero (Surehands Chefs), Dan Williams (COO, Three Square Food Bank) and Jonathan Scott (On-Air Personality) will determine this year’s winner.


Tickets are $20 in advance for adults ($25 at the door) and $10 for children (12 and under), with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Three Square Food Bank. For further information, tickets and to download the contestant application, visit Doors open at noon. Entry deadline is Friday, August 1.


About Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and a newly renovated 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit, on Facebook (, and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at

Country Artist, Katie Armiger, Donates a Dress to Hard Rock Live in Las Vegas From Her Appearance at Grand Ole Opry





Hard Rock LIVE on the Las Vegas Strip welcomed Country artist Katie Armiger last night for a special fundraising performance.

The event last night co-sponsored by 102.7 The Coyote was to benefit Children’s Miracle Network. Katie performed four songs off of her current album Fall Into Me and donated 100% of the sales of her CD from last night to Children’s Miracle Network. Katie also hosted a meet & greet with her fans afterwards.

The accomplished young star also donated a dress designed by Joanna Chen from her appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in August 2012; which coincidentally was the same night her video for “Better In A Black Dress” went to #1, to the Hard Rock International Memorabilia Collection.

Armiger is currently touring in support of her critically acclaimed 4th release, Fall Into Me. Armiger co-wrote all fourteen songs on Fall Into Me, which she totes as a diary of the past two years of her life. Having opted to once again work with Grammy award-winning producer, Chad Carlson, on her 4th release allowed Katie to have quite a bit of control over the album’s direction. Katie has opened for some of the biggest artists in country including Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker and most recently shared the stage with the legendary George Jones in his final concert. A big fan of giving back to the community influenced her affiliation and efforts with Children’s Miracle Network.

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Photo credit: Erin Ward, Hard Rock LIVE


About Hard Rock International
With a total of 177 venues in 56 countries, including 139 cafes, 18 hotels and 8 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the companies’ two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida., as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Jose, Ibiza, Chennai, Istanbul and Tenerife. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Palm Springs, Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary and Northfield, OH. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit