The Official Blues Brothers Revue and Blues, Brews, BBQ Festival at the Cannery Casino
Sanctioned by Dan Akroyd and The Belushi Estate!
Humor, music and a little mayhem. You’ll get it all in the full presentation of The Official Blues Brothers Revue at the Cannery Casino’s indoor concert venue on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door. The performance begins at 8 p.m.
The Official Blues Brothers Revue, featuring Wayne Catania as “Jake” and Kieron Lafferty as “Elwood”, is an entertaining and unique show that blends music and humor as only the Blues Brothers delivered it.
The Blues Brothers, first portrayed by John Belushi and Dan Akroyd on Saturday Night Live in 1978, and in The Blues Brothers movie have had many interpretations over the years. But only one can be truly called “official”, and only one is sanctioned by Dan Akroyd and The Belushi Estate.
After learning of Catania and Lafferty’s performance as the Blues Brothers, Judy Belushi Pisano asked the two to audition for the stage musical The Official Blues Brothers Revival. The two were cast as Jake and Elwood and the musical ran successfully in Chicago in 2004. From that production, The Official Blues Brothers Revue was born.
The live concert show combines the entertaining comedy and hits from the original Blues Brothers movie and pays tribute to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel, and soul music. The Revue delivers all the passion and precision that the original Blues Brothers Band delivered. It’s uplifting, upbeat and true to the duo who inspired it all.
Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
On Saturday, June 23, the Cannery Casino kicks off the 9th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival in the outdoor area. It features a collection of a dozen micro and craft brewed beers and ciders as well as BBQ from H&H Barbeque, Austin Blues Bar-B-Q and Lone Coyote Smokehouse & Grill. Beers, Ciders and BBQ will be available for sale on site.
Entrance to the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, which begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, is $10 at the door. The entertainment includes performances by John Lee Hooker, Jr., selected songs from The Official Blues Brothers Revue, along with Sputzy and the Soul Providers. In addition, New Orleans native Ironing Board Sam, who plays his keyboard on an actual ironing board, will also entertain the crowd with his unusual musical talent.
To say John Lee Hooker, Jr. was familiar with the blues as a young child is a vast understatement. As the son of blues legend John Lee Hooker, the blues were always present as “little” Hooker was growing up. He was exposed to such greats as Jimmie Reed, Washboard Willie and Boogie Woogie Red. By the time he turned 18 years old, John Lee Hooker, Jr. was a recording artist performing with his father.
The Cannery Casino is located at 2121 E Craig Road (Craig & Losee), North Las Vegas, Nevada. (702) 507-5777.
Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC, owns and operates the Cannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas; and Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas. The company also owns and operates the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington County, PA. Cannery Casino Resorts can be reached at (702) 856-5300. The specific property websites are as follows: Cannery Casino & Hotel, www.cannerycasino.com and Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel, www.eastsidecannery.com. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino can be reached at (724) 503-1200, (877) 824-5050, or by visiting www.meadowsgaming.com.