The blues-rock band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds will headline at Don's Celebrity Theatre at the Riverside, April 27-28. Tickets are $35, call 800-227-3849.
The Fabulous Thunderbirds were formed in 1974. After performing for several years in Austin, Texas, they earned a recording contract with Chrysalis Records and later signed to Arista. Their first two albums released in 1979 and 1980 did not initially sell well, but are now regarded as successful white blues recordings. The Fabulous Thunderbirds became favorites of fellow musicians and opened shows for the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton.
During the early '90s, the group was in limbo, as original member Kim Wilson recorded a pair of solo albums. In 1994, Wilson re-assembled the band and they recorded their ninth album, "Roll of the Dice," which was released on Private Music in 1995. "High Water" followed in 1997 with a live album after that in 2001.
Grammy-winning American blues guitarist and singer Jonny Lang will headline at Harrah's Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater on April 26. Tickets are $20, $25 and $35 for the 9 p.m. show, call 800-447-8700.
Lang released his first album, "Smokin," in 1995 at age 14, under the name Kid Jonny Lang and the Big Bang. The following year, he released his debut solo album, "Lie to Me." Lang's music is noted for his singing, which has been compared to that of a 40 year old blues veteran, and for his guitar solos.
In more than 10 years on the road, Lang toured with the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, B.B. King, Jeff Beck and Sting. In 1999, he was invited to play for a White House audience including President and Mrs. Clinton.
The Aquarius is offering a special package for the 25th Annual Laughlin River Run from Wednesday, April 25 through Sunday, April 29. The package includes a three-night stay for $599, call 888.662.582.
The offer also includes open access to the vendor area for the entire duration of the River Run and free admission on April 25 and 20 to the Splash Cabaret to enjoy the live rock 'n' roll bands.
Miss Hawaiian Tropic models will autograph posters in theColorado Belle's Center Circle for $3 per poster on Friday, April 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. With the purchase of each poster, guests will receive a ballot to vote for their favorite model to win the "Biker's Choice" award. Guests will receive additional ballots with food or beverage purchases of $5 or more in Center Circle.
On Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m., Hawaiian Tropic contestants will walk down the runway twice for the official judges -first in their "biker wear" and a second time in their swimsuits-each vying for the title of "Miss Hawaiian Tropic Laughlin." The winner will receive $1,200 cash and $200 in certificates valid in the Belle's Main Gift Shop and dine-in restaurants, and will represent Laughlin at the Nevada Finals in Las Vegas in the fall.
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