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Tony Bennett, Martina McBride highlight upcoming entertainment at Seneca Casinos

by jmaloni
Fri, Jul 13th 2012 08:00 pm
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Seneca Casinos will make it an October to remember will an all-star lineup of entertainment. Coming to Seneca Niagara Events Center on Oct. 5 is Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winner Tony Bennett, followed by legendary female country singer Martina McBride on Oct. 6 at Seneca Allegany Events Center. Canadian icon Gino Vannelli will perform on three consecutive days at Seneca Niagara Casino's Bear's Den Showroom from Oct. 5 through 7, with 1980s rock band Asia coming the following weekend on Oct. 13.

Timeless, sophisticated and smooth: These are words that describe the masterful Bennett, one of the all-time best singers of jazz and standards. He has earned 17 Grammys - including the Lifetime Achievement Award, two Emmy Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and countless other accolades throughout his storied career. Bennett will perform his signature hits such as "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Rags to Riches," as well as classic standards such as "The Way You Look Tonight" and "Fly Me to the Moon."

Tickets for Bennett's Friday, Oct. 5, show at 8 p.m. at Seneca Niagara Events Center start at $75 and go on sale Monday, July 16, at noon.

After a sensational sold-out performance in August 2011 at Seneca Niagara Events Center, Martina McBride returns to Seneca Casinos - this time to Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. The award-winning artist is the voice behind 24 Top 10 singles, including the recent Top 5 hit "I'm Gonna Love You Through It," and No. 1 hits such as "A Broken Wing," "Wild Angels" and "This One's for the Girls."

Tickets start at $70 and go on sale Monday, July 16, at noon.

Singer-songwriter Gino Vannelli, a perennial favorite for guests at the intimate 440-seat Bear's Den Showroom, returns from a successful two-day stint in 2011 to up the ante to three days this year. The Canadian sensation and multiple Juno Award winner will play at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6, and conclude with a 7 p.m. show on Sunday, Oct. 7. Tickets for all three shows start at $55 and go on sale Saturday, July 14, at noon. Vannelli continues to delight audiences with hits such as "I Just Wanna Stop," "Wild Horses" and "Living Inside Myself."

1980s rock band Asia took the world by storm with their self-titled, No.1, multi-platinum debut album, which included enduring hits such as "Heat of the Moment" and "Only Time Will Tell." All four original members reunited in 2006 and now come to the Bear's Den Showroom as part of a 30th Anniversary Tour on Saturday, Oct. 13. Tickets start at $65 and go on sale Saturday, July 30, at noon.

Tickets for all shows are available at Seneca Casino box offices,www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Upcoming entertainment this summer and fall at Seneca Casinos includes:

Event/Date/Time/Venue/Starting Ticket Price

•Bette & Barry (Bette Midler / Barry Manilow tribute), July 14, 3 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $20

•Lonestar, July 14, 7 p.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $35

•Bette & Barry (Bette Midler/Barry Manilow tribute), July 14, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $30

•Ann Hampton Callaway Presents the Streisand Songbook, July 20, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $45

•Lou Christie, July 21, 3 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $30

•Lou Christie, July 21, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $40

•July Dancing Show, July 21, 10:30 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center - for more information, contact the Seneca Casinos' Asian Marketing Department at 716-501-2688

•Billy Currington, July 28, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Events Center, $60

•Meat Loaf, July 29, 5 p.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $65

•Live from Las Vegas: Jay White as Neil Diamond, Aug. 4, 3 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $30

•Live from Las Vegas: Jay White as Neil Diamond, Aug. 4, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $40

•Rik Emmett, Aug. 10, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $45

•Joe Walsh, Aug. 11, 7 p.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $65

•Larry the Cable Guy, Aug. 18, 7 p.m., Seneca Niagara Events Center, $60

•Larry the Cable Guy, Aug. 18, 10 p.m., Seneca Niagara Events Center, $60

•Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Aug. 24, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $50

•Viva Santana (Carlos Santana tribute), Aug. 25, 3 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $30

•Viva Santana (Carlos Santana tribute), Aug. 25, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $40

•Trace Adkins, Aug. 26, 5 p.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $65

•Artie Lange & Nick DiPaolo, Sept. 1, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Events Center, $40 (restricted to ages 18-plus only)

•Great Big Sea, Sept. 7, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $60

•Bachman & Turner, Sept. 15, 7 p.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $40

•Ramsey Lewis Electric Band, Sept. 15, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $50

•The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Sept. 21, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $50 (on sale July 30 at noon)

•Cheap Trick, Sept. 22, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Events Center, $30

•A Country Music All-Star Tribute, Sept. 26, 1:30 p.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $20

•A Country Music All-Star Tribute, Sept. 27, 1:30 p.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $20

•A Country Music All-Star Tribute, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $20

•The Rippingtons, Sept. 29, 3 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $25 (on sale Aug. 6 at noon)

•A Country Music All-Star Tribute, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $20

•The Rippingtons, Sept. 29, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $35 (on sale Aug. 6 at noon)

•A Country Music All-Star Tribute, Sept. 30, 1:30 p.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $20

•Tony Bennett, Oct. 5, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Events Center, $75 (on sale July 16 at noon)

•Gino Vannelli, Oct. 5, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $55 (on sale July 14 at noon)

•Martina McBride, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Seneca Allegany Events Center, $70 (on sale July 16 at noon)

•Gino Vannelli, Oct. 6, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $55 (on sale July 14 at noon)

•Gino Vannelli, Oct. 7, 7 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $55 (on sale July 14 at noon)

•ASIA, Oct. 13, 8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino Bear's Den, $65 (on-sale July 30 at noon)

Visitwww.SenecaCasinos.com for more information.

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