Kenan Thompson to Host 2019 NHL Awards Presented by Bridgestone Live from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on June 19

Kenan Thompson to Host 2019 NHL Awards Presented by Bridgestone Live from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on June 19

Live Broadcast Set for 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBCSN and Sportsnet

 

Emmy Award-winning actor Kenan Thompson will host the 2019 NHL Awards™ presented by Bridgestone on Wednesday, June 19, the National Hockey League announced today. The televised celebration of the League’s best regular-season performances will be broadcast live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on NBCSN and Sportsnet in the U.S. and Canada, respectively, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Tickets to the event are available for purchase at NHL.com/Awards.

 

Thompson currently is in his record 16th season as a cast member of NBC’s iconic “Saturday Night Live.” The actor, producer and comedian made his television debut in Nickelodeon’s all-kid sketch comedy series, “All That,” before starring in the wildly popular show’s spinoff, “Kenan and Kel,” in 1996. Thompson is familiar to hockey fans for his role in “D2: The Mighty Ducks” and “D3: The Mighty Ducks.” His other feature film credits include “Fat Albert,” “Good Burger” and “Heavyweights.”

 

“My first movie role was in ‘D2: The Mighty Ducks’ so my connection to hockey dates back to my childhood,” said Thompson. “I have a great deal of admiration for hockey players and the NHL, so I’m excited to be a part of the 2019 NHL Awards show and its celebration of the year’s best performances.”

 

This summer, Thompson will serve as the executive producer and judge alongside Chrissy Teigen, Jeff Foxworthy and host Amanda Seales on NBC’s comedy competition series “Bring The Funny.” Nickelodeon recently announced that Thompson also will executive produce the upcoming “All That” reboot.

 

“We are thrilled to have Kenan as the host of the 2019 NHL Awards presented by Bridgestone,” said Steve Mayer, NHL Chief Content Officer & Executive Vice President. “Twenty-five years after making his big screen debut in a hockey movie, we are psyched that he will return to his roots to host this year’s event.”

 

The 2019 NHL Awards™ presented by Bridgestone will honor the best regular-season players in a wide range of categories, including most valuable player (Hart Trophy), outstanding goaltender (Vezina Trophy), outstanding defenseman (Norris Trophy) and outstanding rookie (Calder Trophy); the Ted Lindsay Award, which is presented annually to the “most outstanding player” in the NHL as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), also will be awarded.
NHL Network™, NHL.com and NHL Social™ will provide comprehensive coverage of the 2019 NHL Awards™ presented by Bridgestone as well as the red carpet arrivals. Fans can follow the festivities across the NHL’s social media channels via the official hashtag #NHLAwards.

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Legendary Comedian Jeff Foxworthy Brings the Laughter to The Venetian Las Vegas for Limited Engagement

 

Legendary Comedian Jeff Foxworthy Brings the Laughter to
The Venetian Las Vegas for Limited Engagement

Renowned comedian and best-selling author Jeff Foxworthy kicked off his two-show limited engagement at The Venetian Las Vegas on Wednesday, January 24. Foxworthy shined on stage at The Venetian Theatre, and had guests laughing from his down-home humor from the moment he stepped on stage. From his tried and true redneck days to all-new gags, Foxworthy dominated the floor from start to curtain call.

 

After being welcomed with cheers and praises, Foxworthy started his show with classic Las Vegas gambling jokes before moving onto hilarious relatable experiences with his 81-year-old mother. The crowd was clapping and cheering when Foxworthy jumped into the always entertaining real-life scenarios of wives trying to efficiently pack for upcoming trips. The night ended with the crowd applauding Foxworthy and his hilarity from the last hour and a half.

Guests are able to enjoy the final show during the limited engagement inside The Venetian Theatre on Thursday, January 25, with tickets starting at $69 (plus tax and applicable fees). For more information or to purchase tickets, visit any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at venetian.com or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469.

As one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country, Foxworthy holds the record as the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history. A multi-GRAMMY award nominee, he has also released more than 26 books and in 2014 was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature, a style that has been compared to Mark Twain’s.

He was the host of the hit FOX game show “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” and his other notable television credits include “The American Bible Challenge,” “Bounty Hunters,” and “The American Baking Competition.”

Foxworthy most recently toured with Larry the Cable Guy on the “We’ve Been Thinking Tour,” which featured all new material from both comedians. The live show was filmed as a comedy special in the spring of 2016 and is available on Netflix. Foxworthy also has his own comedy channel “Jeff and Larry’s Comedy Roundup” on Sirius XM.

About The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Lorena Garcia and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and poker room.

Conveniently connected to The Venetian, The Palazzo Las Vegas offers an alluring and elegant resort experience for those seeking a luxurious escape in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests enjoy chic all-suite accommodations, world-class shopping, including a flagship Barneys New York, and lavish dining experiences from renowned chefs Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck. Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including The Aquatic Club, Grand Canal Shoppes and the famed Canyon Ranch SpaClub.

The resort features more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space, including the Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center and the famed Sands Expo Convention Center.

For more information, visit venetian.com or palazzo.com. The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian Las Vegas are properties of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands

The Venetian and The Palazzo Updated Entertainment Listings

 

The Venetian and The Palazzo Updated Entertainment Listings

THE VENETIAN THEATRE
TICKETS NOW ON SALE! Earth, Wind & Fire
Earth, Wind, & Fire, one of the world’s top-selling groups, will bring their signature groove to The Venetian Las Vegas for a special six-show limited engagement.
  • May 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, and 12 at 8 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $72 (plus tax and applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at venetian.com or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469.

 

Jeff Foxworthy
Renowned Comedian and Bestselling Author Jeff Foxworthy will take the stage at The Venetian Las Vegas for a two-show limited engagement.
  • January 24 and 25 at 8 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $69 (plus tax and applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at venetian.com or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469.

Styx & Don Felder: Renegades in The Fast Lane 2
Rock legends Styx with very special guest star Don Felder-formerly of the Eagles-will take the Las Vegas stage for an unforgettable five-night engagement at The Venetian Theatre.
  • January 26, 27, 31 and February 2 and 3 at 8 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $59 (plus tax and applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at venetian.com or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469. VIP packages are also available on ticketmaster.com.

Chicago
One of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of all time – Chicago – will perform a limited-engagement residency at The Venetian Las Vegas. One dollar from each ticket sold will benefit the Las Vegas Victims Fund.
  • February 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $59 (plus tax and applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at venetian.com, ticketmaster.com or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469. A limited number of VIP packages with meet and greets are also available exclusively through ticketmaster.com.
THE VENETIAN BALLROOM
JUST ANNOUNCED! Chinese New Year 2018 Hacken Lee and Queen Bee
Chinese vocal sensations Hacken Lee and Queen Bee will take the stage inside The Venetian Ballroom for a special two-night performance to celebrate Chinese New Year.
  • February 17 and 18 at 8 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $78 (plus tax and applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at venetian.com or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469. VIP packages are also available on ticketmaster.com.

THE PALAZZO THEATRE
BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up
A new generation cabaret and high-energy movie-music mash-up that blends the world’s most iconic love stories as imagined by famed film visionary Baz Luhrmann.
  • Tuesday – Sunday at 7 p.m.
  • Note: Show is dark (no performance) December 24
  • Tickets start at $59 (plus tax and applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at palazzo.com, or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469.
  • Senior citizens receive a $20 discount with a valid photo ID
  • Nevada residents receive a 30 percent discount with a valid Nevada ID
  • VIP packages are now available
    • o   The All-Access Party: Includes on-stage VIP or Runway VIP seating; a glass of bubbly; a post-show photo and digital image delivered via email; and, a limited-edition BAZ keepsake (starts at $133.07, including applicable fees)
    • o   A View & A Show: Includes premium banquette seating; and exclusive pre-show access to Prestige at The Palazzo from 5-7 p.m. with complimentary appetizers and cocktails with a beautiful view of The Strip from the 23rd Floor (starts at $118.46, including applicable fees)
    • o   Experience The Venetian: Includes premium banquette seating; a glide along the Grand Canal in an authentic Venetian gondola; and, a specialty cocktail at The Dorsey ($105.72, including applicable fees)

THE SANDS SHOWROOM
Human Nature Jukebox
“Jukebox” takes audiences on an unforgettable journey through the decades. Starting with the classics of the Doo-Wop era, Human Nature pays tribute to the legends of Motown and Soul and carries through to today’s breakout sensations.
  • Tuesday through Saturday at 7 p.m.
  • Note: Show is dark (no performances) December 26 and 31
  • Tickets start at $49.95 (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at venetian.com or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469.
  • Las Vegas residents receive a 25 percent discount or two tickets for the price of one with a valid ID
  • Members of the military receive a 25 percent discount with a military identification card
THE DORSEY
The new “must-visit” spot for innovative craft cocktails served in a comfortable and upbeat environment, The Dorsey offers a level of subtlety and sophistication unmatched in the city with headlining DJs delivering enticing beats.
  • January 1 – DJ CATO, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Originally from Friedberg, Germany, DJ CATO brings a signature combination of deep house, electronic, nu-disco, and world beats through his masterful hands.
  • January 2 – DJ Hollywood, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Award-winning DJ Hollywood rose to international prominence as the marquee face of the Las Vegas mega club scene from the ’90s to today with his pulsating dance hits.
  • January 3 – Vtech, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 
    • Vtech is able to create and throw down unique, exciting, and explosive sets wherever she may be. Catch her scratching and mixing in some wild curveballs that accommodate any crowd.
  • January 4 – G-Squared, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
    • G-Squared spins a creative mix of many genres with a strong emphasis on ’90s hip hop and R&B. From Ed Sheeran to James Brown, his beats keep the party going.
  • January 5 – Vtech, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. 
    • Vtech is able to create and throw down unique, exciting, and explosive sets wherever she may be. Catch her scratching and mixing in some wild curveballs that accommodate any crowd.
  • January 6 – CEO, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
    • CEO prides himself on style and performance, with a focus on packing the dance floor with an eclectic variety of crowd-pleasing hits.
  • January 7 – C.L.A., 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Known for her skill and ability to read a room, C.L.A. transformed a passion for music into a profession with her mix of fan-favorite beats.
  • January 8 – DJ Equal, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Elliot Heller, better known as DJ Equal is an open-format producer and DJ playing everything from rock and rap to nu-disco and indie pop.
  • January 9 – DJ Equal, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Elliot Heller, better known as DJ Equal is an open-format producer and DJ playing everything from rock and rap to nu-disco and indie pop.
  • January 10 – DJ Equal, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Elliot Heller, better known as DJ Equal is an open-format producer and DJ playing everything from rock and rap to nu-disco and indie pop.
  • January 11 – Dhundee, 10 pm. – 3 a.m.
    • Dhundee delivers a deft and expressive concoction of sexy electronic house, threads of current hits, deep and tech house, and danceable reggae beats
  • January 12 – Dhundee, 10 pm. – 3 a.m.
    • Dhundee delivers a deft and expressive concoction of sexy electronic house, threads of current hits, deep and tech house, and danceable reggae beats
  • January 13 – Vtech, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. 
    • Vtech is able to create and throw down unique, exciting, and explosive sets wherever she may be. Catch her scratching and mixing in some wild curveballs that accommodate any crowd.
  • January 14 – Nova, 9 pm. – 2 a.m.
    • Known for his groundbreaking musicality, Nova lives a life inspired by the art of turntablism and motivated by the revolutionary spins of his predecessors.
  • January 15 – CEO, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • CEO prides himself on style and performance, with a focus on packing the dance floor with an eclectic variety of crowd-pleasing hits.
  • January 16 – DJ Hollywood, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Award-winning DJ Hollywood rose to international prominence as the marquee face of the Las Vegas mega club scene from the ’90s to today with his pulsating dance hits.
  • January 17 – C.L.A., 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Known for her skill and ability to read a room, C.L.A. transformed a passion for music into a profession with her mix of fan-favorite beats.
  • January 18 – G-Squared, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
    • G-Squared spins a creative mix of many genres with a strong emphasis on ’90s hip hop and R&B. From Ed Sheeran to James Brown, his beats keep the party going.
  • January 19 – G-Squared, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
    • G-Squared spins a creative mix of many genres with a strong emphasis on ’90s hip hop and R&B. From Ed Sheeran to James Brown, his beats keep the party going.
  • January 20 – CEO, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
    • CEO prides himself on style and performance, with a focus on packing the dance floor with an eclectic variety of crowd-pleasing hits.
  • January 21 – DJ Neva, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Hailing from the Bronx, New York, DJ Neva is known and respected for his versatility and distinct style of mixing and scratching.
  • January 22 – G-Squared, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • G-Squared spins a creative mix of many genres with a strong emphasis on ’90s hip hop and R&B. From Ed Sheeran to James Brown, his beats keep the party going.
  • January 23 – DJ Hollywood, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Award-winning DJ Hollywood rose to international prominence as the marquee face of the Las Vegas mega club scene from the ’90s to today with his pulsating dance hits.
  • January 24 -Vtech, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 
    • Vtech is able to create and throw down unique, exciting, and explosive sets wherever she may be. Catch her scratching and mixing in some wild curveballs that accommodate any crowd.
  • January 25 – G-Squared, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
    • G-Squared spins a creative mix of many genres with a strong emphasis on ’90s hip hop and R&B. From Ed Sheeran to James Brown, his beats keep the party going.
  • January 26 – G-Squared, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
    • G-Squared spins a creative mix of many genres with a strong emphasis on ’90s hip hop and R&B. From Ed Sheeran to James Brown, his beats keep the party going.
  • January 27 – Vtech, 10 p.m. – 3 a.m. 
    • Vtech is able to create and throw down unique, exciting, and explosive sets wherever she may be. Catch her scratching and mixing in some wild curveballs that accommodate any crowd.
  • January 28 – Nova, 9 pm. – 2 a.m.
    • Known for his groundbreaking musicality, Nova lives a life inspired by the art of turntablism and motivated by the revolutionary spins of his predecessors.
  • January 29 – D-Miles, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • D-Miles mixes EDM and hip hop making his audience energized and having a good time.
  • January 30 – DJ Hollywood, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Award-winning DJ Hollywood rose to international prominence as the marquee face of the Las Vegas mega club scene from the ’90s to today with his pulsating dance hits.
  • January 31 – C.L.A., 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    • Known for her skill and ability to read a room, C.L.A. transformed a passion for music into a profession with her mix of fan-favorite beats.
The Dorsey DJ Calendar can also be found here: https://www.venetian.com/restaurants/the-dorsey.html
TAO NIGHTCLUB
TAO Nightclub is the award-winning temple of nightlife in Las Vegas, featuring the hottest open format DJs, world-class performers, and A-list celebrities Thursday through Saturday night. Table reservations or tickets are highly recommended.
  • January 4 – DJ Five, 10:30 p.m. – 4 a.m. 
    • With DMC-caliber skills, impeccable mixing, a vast knowledge of music, and a love for hip hop that has spanned decades, DJ Five has emerged as the one definitive go to man in Sin City’s burgeoning nightlife industry. He was voted the #1 DJ of 2004 in Las Vegas’ eyes-and-ears, LAS VEGAS LIFE MAGAZINE.
  • January 6 – Justin Credible, 10:30 p.m. – 4 a.m. 
    • Born and raised in Los Angeles, California Justin began spinning at the age of 16 at local house parties and school functions. Justin took his talents on the road, from Fresno to Palm Springs, California, then landing in Las Vegas in 2000.
  • January 11 –  DJ Mustard, 10:30 p.m. – 4 a.m.
    • Los Angeles native DJ Mustard, is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after producers in the business. He has produced chart-topping hits for 2 Chainz (“I’m Different”), Young Jeezy (“R.I.P.”) and Tyga (“Rack City”). Complex has also taken note, naming DJ Mustard one of their “25 New Producers To Watch Out For.” While some have dubbed his signature sound as “ratchet,” Mustard describes his beats as “undefinable.” Says Mustard, “I just want people to hear my music and feel good; go to the club, dance, have fun, and get home safe…none of that gang-banging stuff.” The New York Times has praised Mustard’s sound, stating “it’s made for some of the starkest and most vibrant hip-hop of the last year or two…booming and square, like well-sequenced jabs with no need for combinations.” Mustard has not only been inspired by his native L.A., but also looks up to producers such as Dr. Dre, Swizz Beatz, and Timbaland. He is currently working on YG’s upcoming album, as well as singles for Ludacris and B.o.B.
  • January 12 – DJ Ruckus, 10:30 p.m. – 4 a.m. 
    • The cousin of Lenny Kravitz, DJ Ruckus was only 15 when he became a resident DJ in Miami Beach. His exciting mix of hip hop and urban hits soon had him being flown to the coasts for gigs in New York and Los Angeles. In 2004 the track “Sexhibition” on Janet Jackson’s “Damita Jo” album introduced him as a producer. While remixing and co-producing tracks by Macy Gray, TLC, Ice Cube, and OutKast during the day, he spent his nights DJing parties held by such celebrities as Adrien Brody, Christina Aguilera, Diddy, and Steven Tyler.
  • January 13 – Enferno, 10:30 p.m. – 4 a.m. 
    • Arguably one the most skilled DJs on the planet, Washington, DC-native Enferno has revolutionized what it means to perform live.
  • January 18 – Craig David presents TS5, 10:30p.m. – 4 a.m.
    • TS5 started out as the most exclusive pre-party in Miami hosted by Craig at his penthouse home, Tower Suite 5. Craig’s sets combine massive old school anthems from R&B to swing beat, and from Garage to Bashment, into current chart-topping house hits. With Craig’s ability to sing, MC and work the crowd while DJing simultaneously, TS5 has its USP. Craig is no stranger to the DJ life. Before the success of his solo career, Craig started out as a DJ working the UK club circuit. He then went on to sell more than 15 million albums as an artist, enjoying 14 Top 10 hits and achieving multi-platinum status in more than 20 countries.
  • January 19 – DJ Scene, 10:30 p.m. – 4 a.m.
    • DJ Scene is a producer and DJ who has surfaced as one of the most consistent traveling DJs in the United States. Scene has performed with a variety of different artists including 50 Cent, Ludacris, Nas, Tiesto, Busta Rhymes, Benny Benassi, Jurassic 5, Fedde Le Grand, The Roots, De La Soul, Naughty By Nature and Lil Jon, DJ Premier, DJ AM, Common, Public Enemy, Sir Mix-A-Lot, and Method Man.
  • January 20 – Eric DLux, 10:30 p.m. – 4 a.m. 
    • With a dedication for music, two turntables, vinyl records and a radio, Eric DLux cultivated the means necessary to captivate any event or nightclub. This GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and producer commenced his course at the young age of 17 in his home town Los Angeles, California.
  • January 25 – DJ Five, 10:30 p.m. – 4 a.m. 
    • With DMC-caliber skills, impeccable mixing, a vast knowledge of music, and a love for hip hop that has spanned decades, DJ Five has emerged as the one definitive go to man in Sin City’s burgeoning nightlife industry. He was voted the #1 DJ of 2004 in Las Vegas’ eyes-and-ears, LAS VEGAS LIFE MAGAZINE.
  • January 27 – Eric DLux, 10:30 p.m. – 4 a.m. 
    • With a dedication for music, two turntables, vinyl records and a radio, Eric DLux cultivated the means necessary to captivate any event or nightclub. This GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and producer commenced his course at the young age of 17 in his home town Los Angeles, California.
LAVO PARTY BRUNCH
Named the “Best Place to Keep the Party Going” by Vegas Seven Magazine, LAVO Brunch provides the ultimate day life experience from fall to spring. The signature event blends an indulgent food menu, an expansive selection of champagne, and house music. The restaurant and lounge initially set a vibe dining atmosphere before the room seamlessly transitions into a neon explosion of confetti showers, while the music provides the backdrop for guests to let loose and dance on tables. 
  • Every Saturday, 2 – 5 p.m.
RESTAURANTS FEATURING ENTERTAINMENT
BUDDY V’S RISTORANTE
Buddy V’s Ristorante features The Fabulous Baker Boys in the lounge, Tuesdays through Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m., and Sundays for brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 
CHICA
In addition to a vibrant menu, Chica is also turning up the heat on weekends, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Guests are invited to stay as the restaurant creates a dance floor by the bar. A live DJ will kick the night into high gear with Latin and dance music.
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About The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas:
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants and world-class entertainment and shopping.  Conveniently connected to The Venetian, The Palazzo Las Vegas offers an alluring and elegant resort experience for those seeking a luxurious escape in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.   In addition, the campus features more than 2.3 million square feet of meeting and convention space, including the Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center and the famed Sands Expo Convention Center.
The all-suite resorts offer chic accommodations, with standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian and The Palazzo are home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Lorena Garcia and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resorts also feature a five-acre pool and garden deck, world-class shopping, four theatres, and two casinos.  Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including The Aquatic Club, Grand Canal Shoppes, a flagship Barneys New York, TAO Nightclub, Prestige at The Palazzo, and Canyon Ranch SpaClub.
For more information, visit venetian.com or palazzo.com.   The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian Las Vegas are properties of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

Bill Engvall Saddles Up For NFR Week Performance at Treasure Island December 15

 

Bill Engvall Saddles Up For NFR Week Performance at Treasure Island December 15

Bill Engvall returns to Treasure Island for an NFR week performance, Friday, Dec. 15 at 9 p.m.

With a career spanning 30 years and nine comedy albums, including RIAA-certified platinum “Here’s Your Sign” and the 1998 classic “Dorkfish”, Engvall continues to entertain audiences of all ages with his family-oriented stand-up shows.

In 2000, Engvall collaborated with Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy on the juggernaut “Blue Collar Comedy Tour.” The quartet toured together for six years, producing three live DVDs, a television series “Blue Collar TV” and launching “Blue Collar Radio.” The live soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy Award and the tour specials remain some of the most watched in Comedy Central history.

Recently, Engvall released a new comedy special “Just Sell Him for Parts.” He also competed alongside his family on “Celebrity Family Feud” and was eaten by a shark on cult favorite “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” He also took on the role of a mysterious neighbor in the thriller “The Neighbor.” Currently, you can hear Engvall on his podcast “My Two Cents,” discussing everything from parenting to power tools.

Tickets are available starting at $59.95, plus taxes and service charges, and can be purchased by calling 866-712-9308 or 702-894-7722, or visiting www.treasureisland.com.

About Treasure Island
Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip is a privately owned hotel and casino and stands alone as the only major Strip property to claim that unique market position. Boasting nearly 3,000 guest rooms, Treasure Island is a world-class destination for headline entertainment.  Home to Mystère, the classic Cirque du Soleil performance combines the powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery that has become the company’s hallmark. Upscale and casual dining choices, hip nightspots and indulgent spa and shopping experiences further complement the one-of-a-kind Treasure Island guest experience. For information visit www.treasureisland.com, https://www.facebook.com/TIvegas or follow the property on Twitter @TIVegas.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® CELEBRATES ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & MORE AT 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM 

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® CELEBRATES ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & MORE AT 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ AT
NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM

MUSICAL TRIBUTE EVENT RECOGNIZED SPECIAL HONOREES & OFF-CAMERA CATEGORY WINNERS FROM THE 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

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Two-Hour Special to Air Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network

NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 23: Honorees Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, and George Strait attend the 11th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on August 23, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)

Earlier this evening, the Academy of Country Music® presented the 11th Annual ACM Honors™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™. Portions of the event, held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, were taped for a two-hour special that will air on Friday, September 15 (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The event, sponsored by City National Bank, featured a star-studded lineup of live performances and award presentations celebrating Special Awards recipients Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby Keith (Poet’s Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), “Nashville” (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously), and George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award). The evening also honored winners of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards, along with Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna. The Academy of Country Music will present trophies to previously announced Special Awards recipients Eric Church (Merle Haggard Spirit Award) and Willie Nelson (Poet’s Award) at a later date.

Highlights from the event include:

  • Hillary Scott opened the evening with a performance of “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” and was then joined by Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild for a powerful duet performance of “Does He Love You” for which they received a standing ovation. The duo then welcomed Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman for a special performance of “Little Rock” in tribute to Reba McEntire. Fairchild, Schlapman, and Scott then presented McEntire with the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.
  • Kelsea Ballerini performed “Legends” before receiving her award, which was presented to her by Lady Antebellum. Following her acceptance speech, Ballerini performed a medley of #1 hits including “Dibs,” “Love Me Like You Mean It,” and “Peter Pan.”
  • Chris Stapleton performed “When Did You Stop Loving Me,” and Alan Jackson performed a medley of “Marina Del Rey” and “The Fireman” in tribute to George Strait before he accepted his award to a standing ovation. Following his acceptance speech, Strait took the stage and performed “Here For A Good Time” to a dancing audience to close out the evening. Reigning Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean presented the award to Strait.
  • Chris Janson performed “A Boy Named Sue” and “Cover of the Rolling Stone” in tribute to Shel Silverstein, who received his award posthumously. Silverstein’s family friend Susan Nadler accepted the award from Janson on Silverstein’s behalf.
  • Toby Keith performed “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” and “Who’s Your Daddy?” after songwriter Jimmy Webb presented him with his award.
  • Maren Morris performed “Galveston” in tribute to the late Glen Campbell.
  • Brad Paisley performed “My Tennessee Mountain Home” in tribute to Dolly Parton.
  • Bobby Bones presented Bob Kingsley with his award, after which Thomas Rhett sang a medley of his hits “Die A Happy Man” and “Craving You.”
  • Songwriter Ross Copperman introduced Little Big Town, who performed “When Someone Stops Loving You,” written by Lori McKenna, before presenting McKenna with the award.
Additional off-camera highlights included:
  • Brett Young presented Studio Recording and Industry Award winners with their awards prior to the show taping.
  • Cassadee Pope presented the television series “Nashville” with the Tex Ritter Film Award. “Nashville” stars Clare Bowen and Charles Esten performed “Sanctuary” in a special moment before CMT’s Frank Tanki, Opry Entertainment’s Steve Buchanan, and Lionsgate’s Russell Ziecker accepted the award.
Presenters who took the stage at the event included Jason Aldean, Bobby Bones, Ross Copperman, Chris Janson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Cassadee Pope, Hillary Scott, Jimmy Webb, and Brett Young.Below is a full list of special award recipients:

SPECIAL AWARDS

Cliffie Stone ICON Award – George Strait has been chosen to receive the Cliffie Stone Icon Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader who throughout their career has advanced the popularity of the genre through their contributions in multiple facets of the industry such as songwriting, recording, production, touring, film, television, literary works, philanthropic contributions and other goodwill efforts.

With 61 No. 1 singles under his belt, George Strait has captivated the charts for longer than any other artist in any genre. Winning his first ACM Award for 1984’s Male Vocalist of the Year, “King George” went on to build his country kingdom one great song at a time. Now-classic hits like “Amarillo by Morning,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” “The Fireman,” “The Chair” and “Give It Away” established Strait’s smooth voice and no-nonsense style, making his live show a must-see event. Strait is one of the best-selling artists of all time with 100 million albums sold worldwide. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and was named the Academy’s Dick Clark Artist of the Decade in 2009.  Though he officially retired from the road after his Cowboy Rides Away tour wrapped in 2014, Strait continues to pack houses at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with his “2 Nights of Number 1s” show featuring all his number one hits performed live.

The Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award has been renamed the Cliffie Stone Icon Award.

Past recipients of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award include Alabama, Bob Beckham, Garth Brooks, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, The Judds,  Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Jerry Reed, Tex Ritter, Marty Robbins, Kenny Rogers, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs, The Statler Brothers, Mel Tillis, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty, Porter Wagoner, Keith Whitley, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr., Bob Wills and Dwight Yoakam, among others.

GARY HABER LIFTING LIVES AWARD – Dolly Parton has been chosen to receive the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry professional who is devoted to improving lives through the power of music, has a generosity of spirit, and is committed to serving others, voted on by the ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors.

Dolly Parton has held many titles over her storied 50-year career – singer, songwriter, actress, legend—but philanthropist is one that is close to her heart. Since her earliest days of stardom, Dolly has used her celebrity to support the causes she loves most. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library has to date provided 100 million books to preschool children in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2016, Parton stepped up to raise money for victims of the massive wildfires in her native East Tennessee. Hosting Smoky Mountains Rise, a three-hour telethon, Dolly helped raise more than $10 million for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund, which provided money for temporary housing for families that lost their homes in the fires.

The Humanitarian Award has been renamed/incorporated into the existing Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award.

Past recipients of the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award and Humanitarian Award include Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Lonestar, Martina McBride, Neal McCoy, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood.

GENE WEED MILESTONE AWARD – Kelsea Ballerini has been chosen as the recipient of the Gene Weed Milestone Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader for a specific, unprecedented or outstanding achievement in the field of country music during the preceding calendar year.

Kelsea Ballerini went straight to the top of the charts with her first single, 2014’s “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Her self-penned debut was just the beginning of her winning streak. Her next two singles, 2015’s “Dibs” and 2016’s “Peter Pan,” also went to No. 1, making Ballerini the first female solo artist to have three consecutive No. 1 singles from a debut album since Wynonna Judd in 1992.  Ballerini was named the ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year for 2015, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 59th Grammy Awards and came in at No. 2 on the Forbes “30 Under 30 – Music” list. Having wrapped up her first headlining tour, aptly titled “The First Time Tour,” Ballerini is currently working on a new album and is hitting the road with Thomas Rhett on his 2017 Home Team Tour.

The Crystal Milestone Award and Gene Weed Special Achievement Awards have been combined and renamed the Gene Weed Milestone Award.

Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Award and the Gene Weed Milestone Award include Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, George Burns, Kenny Chesney, Jeff Foxworthy, Merle Haggard, Gayle Holcomb, Loretta Lynn, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood.

Mae Boren Axton SERVICE Award – Bob Kingsley and Reba McEntire have been chosen as the recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Service Award. This award is presented to an outstanding country music artist, duo/group or industry leader in recognition of years of dedication and service to the Academy of Country Music.

One of the most recognizable radio voices in the world, Bob Kingsley has been a friend to both country fans and country artists for generations. As host and executive producer of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, the Texas resident has been inducted into both the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame. Early in his career as a young disc jockey at KFOX in Los Angeles, Kingsley became involved with the fledgling Academy of Country and Western Music, which would eventually be called the Academy of Country Music. He won the Academy’s On-Air Personality of the Year award for 1966 and 1967. He was first elected to the Academy’s board of directors in 1967. He has since won a third ACM trophy for National On-Air Personality of the Year (2006) and continues to serve on the board today, making Kingsley the Academy’s longest-serving board member.

For more than 30 years Reba McEntire has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Academy of Country Music. Hosting her first ACM Awards in 1986 at Knott’s Berry Farm, McEntire has returned to the ACM stage as a host for a record 14 times—-eight of those solo. A 14-time ACM Award winner (including 7 as ACM Female Vocalist of the Year), Reba has also been an avid supporter of the Academy’s charitable efforts, donating her time and talents to numerous ACM specials and other events supporting ACM Lifting Lives. In 2017, Reba partnered with the Academy and Omaze to offer a fan a chance to meet her backstage in Vegas, with proceeds from the auction going to ACM Lifting Lives.

The Mae Boren Axton Award has been renamed the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.

Past recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Award include Barry Adelman, John Dorris, Tim DuBois, Rod Essig, Gayle Holcomb, Jack Lameier, Marge Meoli, Paul Moore, Ray Pilzak, Gaynelle Pitts, Keith Urban, Gene Weed, Tommy Wiggins and David Young.

MERLE HAGGARD SPIRIT AWARD – Eric Church has been chosen to receive the Merle Haggard Spirit Award. This award is presented to a singer-songwriter who is continuing the legacy of country legend and 20-time ACM Award Winner Merle Haggard by following his/her own path, crafting great songs and epitomizing Merle’s spirit through genuine performances and great storytelling.

Over 12 years and five studio albums, Eric Church has established himself as an artist who stays true to an uncompromising path. As an intense performer and songwriter, he has brought to life the eternal themes of life, love and heartbreak in his own hellraising way through songs like “Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Springsteen,” “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Record Year.” He has also bucked convention in the way his recorded and live music is delivered. He surprised fans—and the media—with his 2015 album, Mr. Misunderstood, which landed in the mailboxes of his fan club members without any promotion first before going out to the general public and the media the next day. For the 2017 60-city “Holdin’ My Own Tour,” Church went out solo without a support act and played two sets himself. Church holds five ACM awards, including Album of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year, Video of the Year, New Solo Vocalist of the Year and the ACM Jim Reeves International Award.

Past recipients of the Merle Haggard Spirit Award include Miranda Lambert.

Poet’s Award – Toby Keith, Willie Nelson and Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) have been chosen to receive the Poet’s Award. This award is presented to a country music songwriter for outstanding and longstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their career, with special consideration given to a song or songs’ impact on the culture of country music.

Toby Keith has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and is routinely cited as one of country’s top businessmen with bars, restaurants, race horses and golf courses to his name, but it’s his accolades as a songwriter than mean the most to the Oklahoma native. Keith began writing as a teenager and charted his first self-penned No. 1 with his debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” Since then, he has pretty much ignored the Nashville tradition of cutting Music Row writers’ songs and personally written or co-written just about every song he’s ever recorded. Among the highlights of his two-decade hit-making career are blue-collar anthems “How Do You Like Me Now,” “Beer for My Horses,” “I Love This Bar” and “American Soldier.” A 12-time ACM Award winner, Keith was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.

Willie Nelson is an American treasure, and the songs he has written will stand the test of time. Writing since the age of six, the Texas native has penned tunes that are part of the very foundation of country music. His credits as a songwriter include classics for other artists including “Crazy” (Patsy Cline), “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Ray Price) and “Hello Walls” (Faron Young). He co-wrote the outlaw anthem “Good-Hearted Woman” with his friend Waylon Jennings. Nelson’s signature song, “On the Road Again,” won the Grammy for Best Country Song in 1980. Willie was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.

The late Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) is known the world over as the offbeat poet and cartoonist behind beloved children’s books Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, but he was also an accomplished songwriter. Silverstein penned inventive songs about unusual characters for a variety of artists, including “One’s On the Way” for Loretta Lynn, “Marie Laveau” for Bobby Bare and the classic rock anthem “Cover of the Rolling Stone” for Dr. Hook. He brought his madcap imagination to the song, “A Boy Named Sue,” which became a No. 1 hit for Johnny Cash. The song won the 1969 Grammy for Best Country Song. Silverstein died of a heart attack in 1999 at the age of 68. He was posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

Previous recipients of the Poet’s Award include Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, Guy Clark, Jack Clement, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Bob McDill, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Eddie Rabbitt (awarded posthumously), Fred Rose, Don Schlitz, Cindy Walker, Jimmy Webb and Hank Williams.

Tex Ritter FILM Award – “Nashville” has been chosen as the recipient of the Tex Ritter Film Award. This award recognizes an outstanding television movie, series or feature film released during the preceding calendar year which prominently features country music.

Now in its fifth season, “Nashville” continues to tell Music Row’s stories to a world-wide audience. Airing domestically on CMT and Hulu, the hour-long drama is seen in 225 territories around the globe. Main characters Deacon Clayborne, Will Lexington, Avery Barkley, Gunnar Scott and Scarlett O’Connor have made real-life music stars out of actors Charles Esten, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Claire Bowen. The cast has released 17 soundtrack albums on Big Machine Records and has toured regularly, playing to sold-out crowds in both the United States and abroad. The show has been credited as part of the recent tourism boom in the city of Nashville, which has seen an amazing increase in visitors over the past five years.

Past recipients of the Tex Ritter Film Award include Beer For My Horses, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Country Strong, Crazy Heart, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, O Brother, Where Art Thou, Sweet Dreams and Walk the Line, among others.

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD – Previously announced winner Lori McKenna – the first female to win this category ­– has been chosen as the recipient of the Songwriter of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual known predominately as a songwriter, selected by a Professional Panel of judges composed of songwriters, publishers, producers, and performing rights organization representatives.

Lori McKenna has never lived in Nashville, yet she’s gradually become one of the most sought-after co-writers in Music City. At her kitchen table in Stoughton, Massachusetts, she wrote a heartfelt message to her five kids in the form of “Humble and Kind.” Tim McGraw carried the song to No. 1, and it also led to McKenna winning her second consecutive Grammy for Country Song of the Year. The first one was for Little Big Town’s triple-platinum single, “Girl Crush.” One of McKenna’s earliest champions was Faith Hill, who recorded “Stealing Kisses” for 2005’s Fireflies. McKenna continued recording her own albums as more stars cut her songs, including Hunter Hayes (“I Want Crazy”) and Keith Urban (“The Luxury of Knowing”). She released a new album, The Bird & The Rifle, in 2016. The project received a Grammy nod for Best Americana Album, while “Wreck You” was up for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song. She is a co-writer on Little Big Town’s new single, “Happy People.”

Past recipients of the Songwriter of the Year Award include Ross Copperman, Dallas Davidson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Roger Miller.

INDUSTRY AWARDS

  • CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY: Foxwoods Resort and Casino – Mashantucket, CT
  • CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY: The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
  • FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR: Tortuga Music Festival – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR: Joe’s Live – Rosemont, IL
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY: Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY: Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
  • DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR: Lenore Kinder – AEG Live
  • PROMOTER OF THE YEAR – Ed Warm – Joe’s Live
STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS
(Note: ** Indicates a tie.)
  • BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Glenn Worf
  • DRUMMER OF THE YEAR – Miles McPherson
  • GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Tom Bukovac & Danny Rader**
  • PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dave Cohen
  • SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dan Dugmore
  • STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dan Dugmore
  • AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – Chuck Ainlay
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Jay Joyce

Garth Brooks Joins Lineup For February 8 Tribute To Randy Travis

GARTH BROOKS JOINS LINEUP FOR FEBRUARY 8 TRIBUTE TO RANDY TRAVIS

Tickets On Sale Now to 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis

Joining the star-studded tribute to Randy Travis on February 8, 2017, will be CMA Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks. Tickets for the historic night are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.

“Mary and I are so blessed to have amazing friends all over this industry. Garth Brooks is an amazing artist who always entertains everyone in the house, I am humbled by his involvement,” said Travis.

The event, titled 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis, will also feature performances from over 30 artists including Alabama, Rodney Atkins, Kane Brown, Mark Chesnutt, James Dupre, Jeff Foxworthy, Montgomery Gentry, Ben Haggard, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Neal McCoy, Scotty McCreery, William Michael Morgan, Joe Nichols, Paul Overstreet, Shane Owens, Michael Ray, Collin Raye, Ricky Skaggs, Kenny Rogers, Daryle Singletary, Michael W. Smith, The Bellamy Brothers, The Randy Travis Band, Ricky Traywick, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, Phil Vassar, Chuck Wicks, Wynonna, Chris Young with more still to be announced.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Randy Travis Foundation; a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises money for stroke research and rehabilitation.

In October, Randy Travis was officially inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame. The multi-platinum country giant suffered a massive stroke in 2013 and has since made miraculous strides towards recovery. He recently sang “Amazing Grace” at his Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony as well as the tagline to his iconic “Forever and Ever, Amen” at the 2016 CMA Awards in November alongside numerous country legends and stars.

1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis is produced by Mary Travis along with Tony Conway of Conway Entertainment Group /Ontourage Management , Mike Smardak of Outback Concerts of Tennessee, Inc. who is also the promoter of the event and Kirt Webster of Webster and Associates.

About Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks recently won Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards for a fifth time, a first for any artist. He is also the first artist in history to receive 7 Diamond awards for the now seven albums certified by the RIAA at over 10 million album sales each and remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history certified by the RIAA with over 138 million album sales. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. Garth has been inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and most recently, the Musicians Hall of Fame.

Garth is currently on the three year Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. The tour began with 11 sold out shows at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. The tour is smashing records previously held by such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and even Garth Brooks. In two years the tour is approaching 5 MILLION tickets sold, making it the biggest tour in the world.

Garth has also launched Inside Studio G, a weekly Facebook Live series. It airs every Monday on Garth’s Facebook page at 7:00 PM EDT.

 

You can follow him at:
facebook.com/GarthBrooks
twitter.com/garthbrooks
instagram.com/garthbrooks

About Randy Travis
With lifetime sales in excess of 20 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest country record sellers of all time and the most recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors. In addition, three of his performances earned CMA Song of the Year honors, “On the Other Hand” (1986), “Forever and Ever Amen” (1987) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (2003). To date, he has 18 No. 1 singles, 29 top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Ten of his albums are Gold Records. Eight are Platinum. Two have gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is honored on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN. He has been a member of the cast of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986. Since his near fatal stroke in 2013, with the help of his wife Mary and vigorous physical therapy, Randy continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking, and yes, singing.

Start Your Engines: Bill Engvall Returns to Treasure Island NASCAR Weekend – March 10

 

Start Your Engines: Bill Engvall Returns to Treasure Island NASCAR Weekend – March 10

Seven years into his immensely successful run as a regular comedic headliner at TI, Bill Engvall makes a pit stop at the Treasure Island Theatre for NASCAR weekend, Friday, March 10 at 9 p.m.With a career spanning 30 years and nine comedy albums, including RIAA-certified platinum “Here’s Your Sign” and the 1998 classic “Dorkfish”, Engvall continues to entertain audiences of all ages with his family-oriented stand-up shows.

In 2000, Engvall collaborated with Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy on the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour.” The quartet toured together for six years, producing three live DVDs, a television series “Blue Collar TV” and launching “Blue Collar Radio.” The live soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy Award and the tour specials remain some of the most watched in Comedy Central history.

Recently, Engvall filmed a new comedy special “Just Sell Him for Parts.” He also competed alongside his family on “Celebrity Family Feud” and was eaten by a shark in cult favorite “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” Engvall called on his love for football for his role as the coach in “Catching Faith,” guest starred on “Last Man Standing” with Tim Allen and played games with Jane Lynch on “Celebrity Game Night.” Engvall was a finalist on season 17 of ABC’S “Dancing With the Stars,” finishing in the top four of the competition.

Tickets are available starting at $59.95, plus taxes and service charges, and can be purchased by calling 866-712-9308 or 702-894-7722, or visiting www.treasureisland.com.



About Treasure Island

Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip is a privately owned hotel and casino and stands alone as the only major Strip property to claim that unique market position. Boasting nearly 3,000 guest rooms, Treasure Island is a world-class destination for headline entertainment.  Home to Mystère, the classic Cirque du Soleil performance combines the powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery that has become the company’s hallmark. Upscale and casual dining choices, hip nightspots and indulgent spa and shopping experiences further complement the one-of-a-kind Treasure Island guest experience. For information visit www.treasureisland.comhttps://www.facebook.com/TIvegas or follow the property on Twitter @TIVegas.

Bill Engvall Wrangles Laughs At Treasure Island December 2

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Bill Engvall Wrangles Laughs At Treasure Island December 2
This ain’t his first rodeo: Bill Engvall returns to Treasure Island for NFR week performance, Friday, December 2 at 9 p.m.With a career spanning 30 years and nine comedy albums, including RIAA-certified platinum “Here’s Your Sign” and the 1998 classic “Dorkfish”, Engvall continues to entertain audiences of all ages with his family-oriented stand-up shows.

In 2000, Engvall collaborated with Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy on the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour.” The quartet toured together for six years, producing three live DVDs, a television series “Blue Collar TV” and launching “Blue Collar Radio.” The live soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy Award and the tour specials remain some of the most watched in Comedy Central history.

Recently, Engvall filmed a new comedy special “Just Sell Him for Parts.” He also competed alongside his family on “Celebrity Family Feud” and was eaten by a shark in cult favorite “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” Engvall called on his love for football for his role as the coach in “Catching Faith,” guest starred on “Last Man Standing” with Tim Allen and played games with Jane Lynch on “Celebrity Game Night.” Engvall was a finalist on season 17 of ABC’S “Dancing With the Stars,” finishing in the top four of the competition.

Tickets are available starting at $59.95, plus taxes and service charges, and can be purchased by calling 866-712-9308 or 702-894-7722, or visiting www.treasureisland.com.

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About Treasure Island
Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip is a privately owned hotel and casino and stands alone as the only major Strip property to claim that unique market position. Boasting nearly 3,000 guest rooms, Treasure Island is a world-class destination for headline entertainment.  Home to Mystère, the classic Cirque du Soleil performance combines the powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery that has become the company’s hallmark. Upscale and casual dining choices, hip nightspots and indulgent spa and shopping experiences further complement the one-of-a-kind Treasure Island guest experience. For information visit www.treasureisland.comhttps://www.facebook.com/TIvegas or follow the property on Twitter @TIVegas.

Bill Engvall Brings His Comedy Routine to Treasure Island During NASCAR Weekend – March 6

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Bill Engvall Brings His Comedy Routine to Treasure Island During NASCAR Weekend – March 6  

Celebrating his fifth year as a comedic headliner at Treasure Island, Bill Engvall brings his trademark comedy back to the Treasure Island Theatre March 6 at 9 p.m. during NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas.

Engvall was one of the finalists on the popular fan-voted ABC show “Dancing With the Stars” with partner Emma Slater in 2013. He formerly hosted “Country Fried Home Videos” on CMT and “Lingo” on the Game Show Network; starred in and served as executive producer for “The Bill Engvall Show” on TBS; and provided the voice to one of the four main characters on CMT’s first-ever animated project, “Bounty Hunters.”

He was a member of the “Blue Collar Comedy” troupe and has starred in “Blue Collar TV,” “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie,” “Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again” and “Blue Collar Comedy Tour: One for the Road” alongside fellow comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White.

Engvall and fellow comedian Gary Brightwell are daily hosts of “Off the Cuff with Bill Engvall” on Sirius/XM’s Blue Collar Radio. In 2014 he released his eleventh comedy album, “Ultimate Laughs,” and completed filming of the television movie “Do It Yourself.”

Engvall earned a career break-through when he earned the title of Best Male Stand-up Comedian at the 1992 American Comedy Awards. His first album, “Here’s Your Sign,” reached No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums list in 1997.

Tickets are available starting at $59.95, plus taxes and service charges, and can be purchased by calling 866-712-9308 or 702-894-7722, or visiting www.treasureisland.com.

Bill Engvall

About Treasure Island
Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip is a privately owned hotel and casino and stands alone as the only major Strip property to claim that unique market position. Boasting nearly 3,000 guest rooms, Treasure Island is a world-class destination for headline entertainment and Mystère, the classic Cirque du Soleil performance that combines the powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery that have become the company’s hallmark. Upscale and casual dining choices, hip nightspots and indulgent spa and shopping experiences further complement the one-of-a-kind Treasure Island guest experience. For information visit www.treasureisland.comwww.facebook.com/TIvegas or follow the property on Twitter @TIVegas.