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Peter Cetera, Kris Kristofferson performing at Seneca Allegany


Wed, Oct 19th 2016 11:20 am

January shows on sale Friday, Oct. 21

Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Peter Cetera comes to the Seneca Allegany Event Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017. Three weeks later, actor and Grammy Award-winning singer Kris Kristofferson visits to entertain his fans.

Cetera has had two distinct musical careers. From 1968-86 he was the singer, songwriter and bass player for the legendary rock group Chicago. In his time with the group, band members recorded 18 of the most memorable albums of a generation, including such hits as "If You Leave Me Now," "Hard to Say I'm Sorry," "Baby What a Big Surprise," "You're the Inspiration," "Stay the Night," "Love Me Tomorrow," "Happy Man," "Feeling Stronger Every Day" and "Along Comes a Woman."

As a solo artist since 1986, Cetera has recorded 10 time-honored records, filled with No. 1 hits, including the Academy Award-nominated "The Glory of Love" from the hit movie "The Karate Kid II"; "The Next Time I Fall," a duet with Amy Grant; "Feels Like Heaven," a pairing with Chaka Kahn"; "After All," a song performed with Cher and included the motion picture "Chances Are"; "No Explanation," from the mega hit film, "Pretty Woman"; and the unforgettable "Restless Heart."

Tickets go on at noon on Friday, Oct. 21. They start at $25.

In 1965, Kristofferson turned down an assignment to teach at West Point and, inspired by songwriters such as Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, moved to Nashville to pursue his music. After struggling in Music City for several years, Kristofferson achieved remarkable success as a country songwriter at the start of the 1970s. His songs "Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," "Sunday Morning Coming Down" and "For the Good Times," all chart-topping hits, helped redefine country songwriting.

By 1987, it was estimated more than 450 artists had recorded Kristofferson's compositions. His renown as a songwriter triggered Kristofferson's successful career as a performer and that, in turn, brought him to the attention of Hollywood, leading to his career as a film actor. Kristofferson has acted in more than 70 films.

Heralded as an artist's artist, the three-time Grammy winner has recorded 27 albums, including three with pals Nelson, Cash and Waylon Jennings as part of the Highwaymen.

Kristofferson has spent three decades performing concerts all over the world, in most recent years in a solo acoustic setting, which puts the focus on the songs.

Tickets for this concert also go on sale Friday and start at $25.

To purchase tickets, visit The Logo Shop, go online to ticketmaster.com (or to any Ticketmaster location), or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is nestled at the foot of the Allegheny Mountains along the New York/Pennsylvania border. It is located off Exit 20 of Interstate 86 near U.S. Route 219.

More information is available by calling 1-877-8-SENECA (1-877-873-6322) or visiting www.SenecaCasinos.com.

•The Bear's Den Showroom at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino announced its January lineup. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday.

For well over a decade, Emerson Drive, on stage at 8 p.m. Jan. 7, has been a staple in the country music community, cranking out hits, delivering unique stage shows and entertaining audiences all across North America. During its evolving career, the Canadian band has scored numerous hits, including "I Should Be Sleeping," "Fall Into Me," "Last One Standing" and the emotional, chart-topping ballad, "Moments."

Pay tribute with Shining Star-Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute on Jan. 13, and listen to 10 talented vocalists and musicians harmoniously join forces to present a tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire.

If alternative rock is your vice, come see 54-40 on Jan. 21. The Canadian alternative rock group from Vancouver, British Columbia, will rock the Bear's Den Showroom with hits such as "One Day In Your Life," "I Go Blind" and "Ocean Pearl."

If you want to know Josh Thompson, onstage Jan. 28, just listen to the lyrics of his music. The songs are born of a hard-working, blue collar raising. Thompson showcases his gift for writing with songs like the anthemic "Way Out Here," the unapologetic "Blame It On Waylon," and on his upcoming projects, the "aw, shucks" admittance of "Same Ol' Plain Ol' Me," the nod to his humble background, "Daddy Had A Beer," and the poignant "I Like To Believe In That."

To purchase tickets for Bear's Den Shows, visit 8 Clans or the Players Club Store inside Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, go online to ticketmaster.com, or order by phone by calling 1-800-745-3000.

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