Jewel, Gretchen Wilson added to Seneca Niagara concert lineupby jmaloni
Seneca Casinos keeps the entertainment hot this winter
Chilly temperatures in Western New York won't stop the entertainment from sizzling at Seneca Casinos this winter. Two all-star musicians - country sensation Gretchen Wilson and pop/country singer-songwriter Jewel - come to Seneca Niagara Events Center in February and March. Seneca Allegany Events Center will play host to The Fab Four - a renowned tribute band to The Beatles - in February, followed by 1970s classic rock group Kansas in March. The cozy Bear's Den Showroom in Niagara Falls also has new additions to its lineup with Bobby Rydell, Leon Russell and Dr. John.
Country music star Gretchen Wilson returns to Seneca Niagara Events Center for another hard-partying-style performance on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. Her 2004 debut single, "Redneck Woman," spent six weeks at No. 1, leading to album sales of more than five million copies and both a Grammy and an ACM award. Wilson is gearing up to release a new album of classic rock covers in 2013, but will certainly entertain the Seneca Niagara crowd with an arsenal of country hits such as "Here for the Party," "All Jacked Up" and "Homewrecker." Tickets for the show start at $35 and go on sale Friday, Dec. 28, at noon.
The entertainment at Seneca Casinos continues the following day at Seneca Allegany Events Center, as renowned Beatles tribute band The Fab Four perform a 5 p.m. show on Sunday, Feb. 10. The world-traveled group performs "note-for-note renditions" of Beatles songs from every era, and the show includes a host playing the role of "Ed Sullivan." Tickets are on sale now and start at a very affordable price of $15.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter, poet and actress Jewel will stop at Seneca Niagara Events Center on Saturday, March 16, as part of her upcoming "Greatest Hits Tour." Tickets for the 8 p.m. show start at $30 and are on sale now. Jewel has sold more than 27 million albums during her career and first signed with Atlantic Records at age 18. Her 1995 debut album, "Pieces of You," sold 12 million copies behind chart-topping melodies such as "Who Will Save Your Soul," "You Were Meant For Me" and "Foolish Games." Other hits such as "Hands," "Standing Still," "Intuition" and the 2010 Grammy-nominated country ballad "Satisfied" will be part of an upcoming greatest hits album due out Feb. 5 - which will include a brand-new single as well as new recordings of two classic hits with guest vocalists: "Foolish Games" with Kelly Clarkson, and "You Were Meant For Me" with the Pistol Annies.
Classic rock iconic band Kansas, who last played at Seneca Allegany Events Center in March 2011, returns two years later as part of a new tour. The Topeka-based group appeared on the Billboard charts for more than 200 weeks in the 1970s and 1980s with mega-hits such as "Dust in the Wind," "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Point of Know Return." Tickets to the 5 p.m. show on Sunday, March 24, start at $20 and go on sale Monday, Dec. 31, at noon.
Three new star-studded acts are also confirmed for the intimate 440-seat Bear's Den Showroom at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. 1960s teen idol heartthrob Bobby Rydell visits on Saturday, Feb. 16, followed by session guitarist Leon Russell of "Heartbreak Hotel" fame on Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, Jan. 4, at noon, and start respectively at $55 and $40. Also, tickets are on sale now for a Friday, March 15, New Orleans-style performance by singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist Dr. John. Tickets start at $60 for the intimate blues/zydeco show.
Dr. John, whose real name is Malcolm John Rebennack Jr., joined Leon Russell as two of the inductees in 2011 to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Tickets for all shows are available at Seneca Casino box offices, www.Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Upcoming entertainment this winter at Seneca Casinos includes:
Event/Date/Time/Venue/Starting Ticket Price
- Little Feat, Jan. 5, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, SOLD OUT
- Grand Funk Railroad, Jan. 11, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Events Center, $20
- Diamond Rio, Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $20
- The Wailers, Jan. 12, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $40
- War, Jan. 19, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $35
- Mac McAnally, Jan. 25, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $35
- Lewis Black - "The Rant Is Due", Jan. 26, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Events Center, SOLD OUT
- Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Jan. 27, 5 p.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $20
- Kelley Hunt, Feb. 2, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $30
- Gretchen Wilson, Feb. 9, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Events Center, $35 (tickets on sale Friday, Dec. 28, at noon)
- The Fab Four, Feb. 10, 5 p.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $15
- Bobby Rydell, Feb. 16, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $55 (tickets on sale Friday, Jan. 4, at noon)
- Lisa Lampanelli, Feb. 22, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Events Center, $30, adults-only
- Leon Russell, Feb. 23, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $40 (tickets on sale Friday, Jan. 4, at noon)
- Aretha Franklin, March 2, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Events Center, $65
- Dr. John, March 15, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $60
- Jewel, March 16, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Events Center, $30
- Kansas, March 24, 5 p.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $20 (tickets on sale Monday, Dec. 31, at noon)
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