Legendary Southern Rock Group The Marshall Tucker Band Returns to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 14-15

 

Legendary Southern Rock Group The Marshall Tucker Band Returns to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 14-15

The Marshall Tucker Band will bring their timeless southern rock hits to The Orleans Showroom on Oct. 14-15.

Formed in Spartanburg, S.C., The Marshall Tucker Band has influenced numerous country music performers, including Alabama and Travis Tritt, with its definitive blend of rock, R&B, jazz, country and gospel. With the hit singles “Heard It in a Love Song,” “Fire on The Mountain,” “Can’t You See” and “Take the Highway,” The Marshall Tucker Band has earned seven Gold and three Platinum albums. Additionally, the group has scored four hit singles on the Billboard country music chart and one on the gospel music chart.

Throughout their more than 40-year career, the band has recorded 22 studio albums, three DVDs, three live albums and multiple compilations. The Marshall Tucker Band’s music has also been featured on numerous movie soundtracks, including “Smokey and the Bandit,” “Shipwrecked,” “Blow,” “Swing Vote” and “Taking Chance” as well as many television shows.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of one of their most famous albums, “Searchin’ For A Rainbow,” the band spent most of 2015 playing venues across the United States with the same-titled tour. The group continues to perform more than 130 live dates each year.

The Marshall Tucker Band’s current lineup includes Founding Member and Lead Vocalist Doug Gray; Drummer B.B. Borden; Multi-Instrumentalist Marcus Henderson, who plays flute, saxophone and keyboards as well as lead and background vocals; Bass Guitarist Pat Elwood; Lead Guitarist and Vocalist Rick Willis; and Guitarist and Vocalist Chris Hicks.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29.95 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleanscasino.com; or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Boyd Gaming casino resort featuring more than 1,800 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a diverse selection of remarkable dining experiences, and chart-topping entertainers performing weekly. With more than $30 million in renovations and enhancements now underway, The Orleans offers a rich resort experience with exceptional dining experiences, like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining, Ondori Asian Kitchen and Bailiwick. The casino floor features all the hottest new slot machines and 60 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more. Additional amenities include a 70-lane bowling alley, an 18-screen movie theater, a spa, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook and Twitter. The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com.

The Kentucky Headhunters To Set Sail For The Second Time On Rock Legends Cruise

THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS TO SET SAIL FOR THE SECOND TIME ON ROCK LEGENDS CRUISE

GRAMMY award-winning Southern Blues-Rockers Continue Touring in 2017 to Support New Album, ‘On Safari’

The Kentucky Headhunters have been taking fans on a musical adventure for five decades, with no signs of slowing down in 2017. The band is taking their energetic and unruly live show off-shore on this year’s SOLD OUT Rock Legends Cruise in support of their brand-new album On Safari.

The Headhunters will venture out to sea with some of rock music’s greats including Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, REO Speedwagon, Creedence Clearwater Revisted, Thin Lizzy, The Marshall Tucker Band, John Mayall, Todd Rundgren and more. The Rock Legends Cruise sets sail on Jan. 19 on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas.

“It feels great to be returning to the Rock Legends Cruise. There’s no thrill quite like playing alongside some of the iconic bands of the 70s and 80s that influenced our career,” said Richard Young of The Kentucky Headhunters. “We’re proud to be a part of this not only because of these bands we are such fans of, but also because the proceeds of the cruise will benefit a great cause – the Native American Heritage Association.”

Rock music fans lucky enough to have snagged tickets will see several performances from the Headhunters and will likely hear iconic favorites like “Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine” and “Dumas Walker” as well exciting new songs from On Safari such as “Beaver Creek Mansion,” “Deep South Blues Again” and “God Loves A Rolling Stone.” On Safari features 10 original songs as well as covers of Charlie Daniels’ “Way Down Yonder” and Alice Cooper’s “Caught In A Dream.” On Safari is a Plowboy Records/Practice House Records joint venture and is available here.

Keep up with The Kentucky Headhunters on Facebook, Twitter and at www.KentuckyHeadhunters.com.

About The Kentucky Headhunters:
Known as “Southern Rock Royalty” and the “great American rock ‘n’ roll band,” The Kentucky Headhunters have maintained a longevity most acts can only dream about. With a GRAMMY® Award, two Top 10 charting albums, four consecutive Top 40 hits and countless other honors, The “Heads” are credited for creating a unique blend of honky-tonk, blues, and southern rock that appeals to the toughest music critics and listeners of all kinds. Getting their start in 1968, brothers Fred and Richard Young and cousins Greg Martin and Anthony Kenney, from Edmonton, Kentucky, formed Itchy Brother, which later morphed into The Kentucky Headhunters after Kenney departed and Doug Phelps joined the band. Their first album, Pickin’ On Nashville, (1989), surprised the world when it became a major success, selling over two million copies. Their 2015 release Meet Me in Bluesland, included the last vocals ever recorded of the late, great pianist Johnnie Johnson — Rock N Roll Hall of Famer and legendary keyboardist for Chuck Berry. The album reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Blues Album chart the week of its debut. It also garnered top placement on the Billboard Americana Chart. The band’s Fall 2016 release On Safari is a southern rock album that tips the hat to family and the southern way of life. The Kentucky Headhunters still tour extensively throughout the United States and Canada, and recently completed their first-ever European tour. For more information on The Kentucky Headhunters, please visit www.kentuckyheadhunters.com.

Boyd Gaming Offers Revved Up Events and Promotions During NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas

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Boyd Gaming Offers Revved Up Events and Promotions During NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas



Boyd Gaming – the longest-running title sponsor of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 race – is getting revved up for Las Vegas’ NASCAR Weekend 2016! Boyd Gaming properties throughout the Las Vegas Valley will be hosting special events and promotions for the race, including live entertainment and a charity auction benefiting Speedway Children’s Charities. Events include:

Speedway Children’s Charities Drivers Auction
Thursday, March 3
The Speedway Children’s Charities Drivers Auction will take place on Thursday, March 3 at Sam’s Town Live! inside Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall. The silent auction, benefiting the Las Vegas Chapter of the Speedway Children’s Charities, will feature an array of racing memorabilia and other items. During the live auction, attendees will have the chance to bid on the ride of a lifetime – a chance to join a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series or NASCAR Nationwide Series driver during the parade lap for the Kobalt 400 or Boyd Gaming 300. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bidding will begin at 6 p.m.

Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300
Prepare to experience the rush of an action-packed race!

Friday, March 4
12:30 p.m.      NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 practice
3 p.m.              NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 final practice

Saturday, March 5
9:45 a.m.        NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 qualifying
1 p.m.              NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 (200 laps, 300 miles)
Marshall Tucker Band
Live Entertainment
The Marshall Tucker Band, March 4-5
After the race, head to The Orleans Showroom inside The Orleans Hotel and Casino for the official Boyd Gaming 300 after-party, featuring The Marshall Tucker Band.

Since releasing its self-titled debut album in 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band has influenced numerous country music performers, including Alabama and Travis Tritt, with its definitive blend of rock, R&B, jazz, country and gospel. With hit singles “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Fire On The Mountain,” “Can’t You See” and “Take The Highway,” The Marshall Tucker Band has earned seven Gold and three Platinum albums. The group also scored four hit singles on the Billboard country music chart and one on the gospel music chart.

Showtime is 8 p.m. both nights. Tickets start at $29.95 plus tax and fees and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777 or by visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

Promotions
NASCAR Viewing Parties
Leading up to the race in March, Boyd Gaming properties including The Orleans, Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Suncoast Hotel and Casino and Sam’s Town will host Daytona 500 viewing parties on Sunday, Feb. 21. Guests in attendance will have the chance to win NASCAR weekend tickets, Neon Garage passes and a Kobalt tool kit during the viewing parties at each property.

Enter to Win a 2017 VIP Race Experience
The prize package includes a five-day/four-night stay at a Las Vegas Boyd Gaming hotel, two NASCAR weekend terrace tickets, Neon Garage access, $500 in slot dollars, a $250 dining credit and $250 in airfare credits. Contestants can enter online at BoydGaming300.com/Giveaways.

Room and Ticket Packages
To provide guests with the ultimate convenience and racing enjoyment, room and ticket packages are available March 5-7 at The Orleans; Gold Coast; Suncoast; Sam’s Town; California Hotel and Casino; Fremont Hotel and Casino; and Main Street Station Casino Brewery and Hotel.

Free Boyd Gaming 300 Commemorative B Connected Card
Race into The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, California, Fremont and Main Street Station and pick up a Boyd Gaming 300 Commemorative B Connected card and racing lanyard available March 4-6. New members will receive $5 in slot dollars after playing their first $5.

For more information and a complete list of all Boyd Gaming 300 events and promotions, visit www.boydgaming300.com. All acts, times, prices and information related to these events are subject to change.

Connect with Boyd Gaming 300 events on social media using the hashtag #BoydGaming300.

About Boyd Gaming
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 www.boydgaming.com.

Southern Rock Legend The Marshall Tucker Band Returns to The Orleans Showroom March 4-5

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Southern Rock Legend The Marshall Tucker Band Returns to The Orleans Showroom March 4-5

The Marshall Tucker Band, the band credited with establishing the Southern rock genre in the early 1970s, returns to The Orleans Showroom March 4-5.

Since releasing its self-titled debut album in 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band has influenced numerous country music performers, including Alabama and Travis Tritt, with its definitive blend of rock, R&B, jazz, country and gospel. With hit singles “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Fire On The Mountain,” “Can’t You See” and “Take The Highway,” The Marshall Tucker Band has earned seven Gold and three Platinum albums. The group also scored four hit singles on the Billboard country music chart and one on the gospel music chart.

The Marshall Tucker Band’s music has been featured on numerous movie soundtracks, including “Smokey and the Bandit,” “Shipwrecked,” “Blow,” “Swing Vote” and “Taking Chance” as well as many television shows.

Formed in Spartanburg, S.C., the band is led by founding member and lead vocalist Doug Gray and features Pat Elwood on bass guitar; drummer B.B. Borden; multi-instrumentalist Marcus Henderson, who plays flute, saxophone and keyboards as well as lead and background vocals; Rick Willis on lead guitar and vocals; and Chris Hicks on guitar and vocals.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of one of its most famous albums, “Searchin’ For A Rainbow,” the band spent most of 2015 playing venues across the United States with the same-titled tour.

Showtime is 8 p.m. both nights. Tickets start at $29.95 plus tax and fees and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777 or by visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

 

Marshall Tucker Band

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans offers more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has more than 1,800 guest rooms and a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a poker room, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Boyd Gaming Delivers High-Octane Events and Promotions Throughout NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas

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Delivers High-Octane Events and Promotions Throughout NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas

NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon, along with other drivers, to appear at various Boyd Gaming properties

Drivers, start your engines! Boyd Gaming – sponsor of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 race – is the place to be during Las Vegas’ NASCAR Weekend 2015. Boyd Gaming properties throughout the Las Vegas Valley will be hosting special events and promotions for the race, including NASCAR driver appearances, live entertainment and a charity auction benefiting Speedway Children’s Charities. Events include:

NASCAR Driver Appearances
Thursday, March 5
The Speedway Children’s Charities Drivers Auction will take place on Thursday, March 5 at Sam’s Town Live! inside Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall (5111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, NV 89122). The silent auction, benefiting the Las Vegas Chapter of the Speedway Children’s Charities, will feature an array of racing memorabilia and other items. During the live auction, attendees will have the chance to bid on the ride of a lifetime — a chance to ride around the speedway with your favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series or NASCAR Xfinity Series hero during the parade lap for the Kobalt 400 or Boyd Gaming 300.

Clint Bowyer, Driver of the No. 15 5-Hour Energy Toyota, will participate in an interview session with Fox Sports personality Jeff Hammond. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bidding will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Friday, March 6
The legendary Jeff Gordon, Driver of the No. 24 Pepsi Chevrolet SS, presented by Pepsi, will make a live appearance at The Orleans Hotel and Casino (4500 West Tropicana Avenue). Chris Myers of Fox Sports will host the event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free.

Carl Edwards, Driver of the No. 19 ARRIS Toyota, will make a live appearance at the Fremont Hotel and Casino (200 Fremont Street). Jeff Hammond of Fox Sports will host the event. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free.

Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300
Prepare to experience the rush of an action-packed race. The second running of the Boyd Gaming 300 (previously known as the Sam’s Town 300) will take place at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 7.

Friday, March 6
1:30 p.m. – NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 practice
3 p.m. – NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 final practice

Saturday, March 7
9:45 a.m. – NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 qualifying
1 p.m. – NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 (200 laps, 300 miles)

Live Entertainment
The Marshall Tucker Band, March 6-7
After the race, head to The Orleans Showroom for the official Boyd Gaming 300 After-Party, featuring The Marshall Tucker Band.

For more than 30 years, The Marshall Tucker Band has influenced country music greats Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters, Confederate Railroad and Travis Tritt with its definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country and gospel. With hit singles “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Fire On The Mountain,” “Can’t You See” and “Take The Highway,” The Marshall Tucker Band has produced seven gold and three platinum albums. They also scored four hit singles on Billboard’s country chart and one on Billboard’s gospel chart.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7. Tickets start at $29.95 plus taxes and fees and are available for purchase at www.orleanscasino.com.

Speedway Superstar Contest
In advance of NASCAR weekend, on Friday, February 20, more than 20 contestants will face off in The Orleans Showroom, located within Orleans Hotel and Casino, for the title of “Speedway Superstar.” The winner will get the chance to perform the National Anthem before tens of thousands of NASCAR fans at the Boyd Gaming 300 race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and finals begin at 7 p.m., admission is free.

Promotions
NASCAR Viewing Parties
Leading up to the race in March, Boyd Gaming properties including The Orleans Hotel and Casino, Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Suncoast Hotel and Casino and Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall will be hosting NASCAR viewing parties – kicking off with the Daytona 500 on Saturday, February 22. Guests in attendance will have the chance to win NASCAR weekend tickets, Neon Garage passes and hats during the viewing parties at each property.

Enter to Win a 2016 VIP Race Experience
The prize package includes a 5-day/4-night stay at a Las Vegas Boyd Gaming hotel, two NASCAR weekend terrace tickets, $500 in slot dollars, a $250 dining credit and $250 in airfare credits. Contestants can enter online or on-site during the driver appearance events.

Room and Ticket Packages
To provide guests with the ultimate convenience and racing enjoyment, room and ticket packages are available March 5 – 9, at The Orleans Hotel and Casino, Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, Suncoast Hotel and Casino, Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, California Hotel and Casino, Fremont Hotel and Casino, and Main Street Station Casino Brewery Hotel.

For further information and a complete list of all Boyd Gaming 300 events and promotions, visit www.boydgaming300.com. All acts, times, prices and information related to these events are subject to change.

Discuss Boyd Gaming 300 events on social media using the hash tag #BoydGaming300.

About Boyd Gaming
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 www.boydgaming.com.