REO Speedwagon and Don McLean highlight Station Casinos’ September 2021 headliners

REO Speedwagon (Red Rock Resort)

RED ROCK RESORTREO Speedwagon
Venue: Sandbar Poolside
Genre: Rock
Date: Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $35 and $55 plus applicable fees
Artist Info:  Formed in 1967, signed in 1971 and fronted by iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin since 1972, REO Speedwagon is a band where the main constant over the decades is a never-ending desire to give their all to their fans, year in and year out. Formed loosely in the late 1960s at college in Champaign, IL, REO (named after the precursor to the light truck) rode to gigs in station wagons, hopping from small gigs to even tinier gigs, just to get their name out. It worked, as fans quickly realized there was much more going on here than your average college party band.

By the early 1970s, the band’s unrelenting drive, as well as non-stop touring and recording, jump-started the burgeoning rock movement in the Midwest. It carved a path that was eventually followed by STYX, Kansas, Cheap Trick and more. Platinum albums and freeform FM radio staples such as “Ridin’ The Storm Out” followed, set the stage for 1980’s explosive Hi Infidelity. REO rode the top of the charts with a RIAA-certified 22 million albums sold in the United States and 40 million around the globe, with a string of gold and platinum records and international hit singles, including “Take It on the Run,” “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and the platinum-certified “Keep On Loving You.”
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

Bonkerz Comedy Presents: April Macie 
Red Rock Comedy Series
Venue: Rocks Lounge
Genre: Comedy
Date: Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 at 9 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $25 cover at the door
Artist Info:  April Macie is currently starring in the Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready Comedy Special on Netflix. She was a finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in 2006, has appeared on E! Entertainment, Sirius and XM Radio, Access Hollywood, Talk Soup, and HLN. April has appeared on the Howard Stern show where in 2008 she was voted the “Funniest and Hottest” comedian in America. She is also a regular guest on the Bob and Tom radio show and has toured with the Bob & Tom All-Stars. April has appeared on Showtime’s I Am Comic, Vegas Is My Oyster, Snoop Dogg’s: Bad Girls of Comedy, and was the host of the AVN Awards. April has also appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell on Comedy Central and Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny on A&E. She also gave a TEDx talk on turning pain into humor.

April travels internationally as a headlining stand-up comedian and most recently wrote an Op Ed piece for the LA Times about how the travel ban has forced she and her husband to live apart.
Guests must be 21 years or older
GREEN VALLEY RANCH RESORT4NR: The Foreigner Concert Experience Tribute
Venue: Grand Events Center
Genre: Tribute
Date: Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $20 plus applicable fees
Artist Info:  Featured on “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands,”, 4NR is dedicated to recreating the sound and spirit of classic era Foreigner. A real, live, high-energy rock show is what you’ll experience at a 4NR performance. Guitars, keyboards, harmony vocals and of course the multi-talented Kyle Frost as charismatic lead vocalist, Lou Gramm, all come together in an unforgettable evening of 1970’s and 80’s rock and roll.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult

Don McLean
Venue: Grand Events Center
Genre: Oldies Pop/Rock
Date: Friday, Sept. 17, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $27.50, $32.50, $37.50 and $42.50 plus applicable fees
Artist Info:  A New York native, by the time Don McLean was five years old, he had developed an interest in all forms of music and would spend hours listening to the radio and his father’s records. Childhood asthma meant that Don missed long periods of school and while he slipped back in his studies, his love of music was allowed to flourish. He would often perform shows for family and friends.

In 1969, Don recorded his first album, Tapestry, in Berkeley, CA. The student riots were going on outside the studio door as Don was singing “And I Love You So” inside. The transition to international stardom began in 1971 with the release of the iconic album and single by the same name American Pie, which quickly climbed to number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The album’s second album “Vincent” was released later that year and quickly climbed to number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  With a career spanning more than 40 years, McLean has more than 40 gold and platinum-certified records worldwide and a catalog full of hits, including “American Pie,” which was later re-released by Madonna, “Vincent,” “And I Love You So,” “The Grave,” which was later covered by George Michael, “Wonderful Baby” and the Roy Orbison classic “Crying.” In addition, McLean was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2004.

2021 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of McLean’s iconic album and single American Pie.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult
SUNSET STATIONZZ-KC: Tribute to ZZ Top
Venue: Club Madrid
Genre: Tribute
Date: Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $20 plus applicable fees
Artist Info:  For two decades ZZ-KC has toured coast-to-coast, performing at some of America’s most renowned venues and events. Proudly sharing the stage with such greats as B.B. King, Ted Nugent, 38 Special, Foghat, Steppenwolf and Molly Hatchet, among other greats. Based out of Kansas City, ZZ-KC is the nation’s longest running national touring tribute to the amazing ZZ TOP.
Guests must be 21 years or older
SANTA FE STATIONPeter White
Venue: Chrome Showroom
Genre: Jazz
Date: Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at 8 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $27.50, $37.50 and $47.50 plus applicable fees
Artist Info:  Over the years, Peter White has maintained a reputation as one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of jazz, pop and classical guitar to create a sound that is singular and at the same time accessible to a broad audience.

Influenced at first by folk music, he learned fingerstyle picking by listening to Simon and Garfunkel and Joni Mitchell recordings. He fell for the British blues of bands such as (early) Fleetwood Mac and was introduced to jazz by a friend. It was his ability to adapt his playing to multiple styles of music that got White noticed by British singer-songwriter Al Stewart – first as a pianist, then as a guitarist. White played on Stewart’s top 10 album Year of the Cat in 1976 and co-wrote the hit title track of the singer’s next album, “Time Passages.” White spent 20 years in all accompanying Stewart, and performed sideman duties for many other artists, but by 1990 he was ready to go out on his own.

After nearly four decades of writing, recording and touring – either as a sideman or a solo artist – Peter White still seeks out the road not yet traveled. Whether it’s new songs, new ideas, new styles or new collaborators, this virtuoso of contemporary jazz, classical, pop and Spanish guitar is at his best when standing on the edge of creative territory waiting to be explored. For White, it’s always about the journey and where it will take him, and he’s always ready to go.
This is an all-ages show; those under 21 must be accompanied by an adult


Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by logging onto www.StationCasinosLive.com or through Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com

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