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Riverside Presents The Oak Ridge Boys, Belle's Battle Of Bands, Country Music At Ramada Express, Williams & Ree Perform At Avi, Flamingo Gaming Action, Rodeo Packages Available, Heart Walk Sneakers and Spur, Riverside Bowling Tournament, More...


Jackie Brett
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The Oak Ridge boys will headline at the Riverside, Feb. 21-26. Tickets are $34.50, call 1-800-227-3849.

The famous country group started in 1943 in Knoxville, Tenn., singing country and gospel music. Their original name was the Oak Ridge Quartet, named after nearby Oak Ridge. By 1945, the band was performing at the Grand Ole Opry on a regular basis. Later the same year, the quartet was featured in Time Magazine as one of the top drawing gospel groups in the nation.

Over the years, the Oak Ridge Quartet became the Oak Ridge Boys, and over 30 members had come and gone. In 1977, the Oak Ridge Boys changed country music forever with their Yall Come Back Saloon.

The Colorado Belle will host its first Country Battle of the Bands on Saturday, April 1, outdoors under a canopy in the Center Circle event area west of the casinos main entrance. Bands will compete for more than $2,000 in cash and prizes awarded through third place. KFLG radio of Bullhead City, Ariz., and Bump City Music of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., will co-sponsor the event.

The Country Battle of the Bands is a spin-off from the Belles popular Battle of the Bands now in its 6th year. First place will pay $1,000 and give two hours of recording time at Bump City Music. Second place will pay $500 and third place will receive $250. In addition, members of the audience will have a chance to vote for their favorite band by casting ballots for the Peoples Choice award, which is worth $100 in certificates valid in any of the Colorado Belles six dine-in restaurants or the Main Gift Shop.

To enter the event by noon on March 13, bands must submit an application plus a current CD and band photo or video to: Colorado Belle Country Battle of the Bands, c/o Cameron Broadcasting, 1531 Jill Way, Suite 5, Bullhead City, AZ 86442. All band members must be 21 or older.

The Ramada Express is presenting Country Music USA, live in concert in the Pavilion Theater through Feb. 16 and Feb. 18-23. Tickets are $19, call 800-243-6846.

A Ramada Express exclusive, Country Music USA is a one-of-a-kind tribute to some of the greatest names in country music. Favorite songs like My Maria, Rock My World, The Gambler, The Thunder Rolls, and Friends in Low Places showcase the music of artists like Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Rogers, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw and Vince Gill.

The hilarious comedy team of Williams & Ree will be back in Laughlin on Feb. 18 for one show at the Avi Resort & Casino. Tickets are 18, 1-866-463-6284.

Although they bill themselves as The Indian and the White Guy, their humorous pointed jabs tend to wander from their traditional Indian-White Guy jokes to poking fun at nearly anything or anyone. Often their material is created on the spot thanks to the folks in the audience, and the result is a show that is unpredictable, fast-paced, funny and full of zings interspersed with songs.

Bruce Williams and Terry Ree met in 1968 at a college in South Dakota, where they both claimed to be majoring in draft-dodging. They played together in a band, but when their between sets humor became a bigger draw than their music, the comedy team was born.


The Flamingo Laughlin with more than 60,000 square feet of gaming action and 1,500 slot machines keeps up with the newest machines. More recent additions are the popular Star Wars Penny Machines™ and Progressive Penny Megabucks™. For slot enthusiasts the Flamingo also has Hot Hot Pennies™.

For table players, the Flamingo has added a bonus payout to the popular Let It Ride table game. Now, when the player hits a Royal Flush at the Let It Ride table, they win an additional $28,576. The regular odds are 1,000 to 1 per betting spot plus $20,000 from the Pay Table. This promotion will pay the Let It Ride player (3 x $5 per betting spot plus $1) plus the additional promotional bonus giving the winner $68,576.

The Flamingos newest table game is Crazy 4 Poker and there will be a tournament with $25,000 as the prize money being held Nov. 17 and 18.

The 12th Annual Laughlin River Stampede PRCA Rodeo is scheduled March 30 through April 2. This event has some of the worlds greatest cowboys and cowgirls competing for their share of nearly $250,000 in prize money.

Different Colorado Belle rodeo room packages are available. The three-day, two-night March 29-30 mini-vacation starts from $69 plus tax includes two general admission event tickets to the rodeo on Thursday, a $10 certificate valid in the Main Gift Shop or any Colorado Belle dine-in restaurants, two drawing tickets to win a chance to play Cowboy Cash Spin & Win, and a free nights stay valid Nov. 1, through Jan. 31, 2007.

Two Weekend Rodeo Packages are available. One includes two-nights accommodations March 30-April 1, a $10 certificate, two drawing tickets, and two tickets to Saturdays performance. This package starts from $122 plus tax. The second weekend package offers two-nights accommodations March 30-April 1, a $10 certificate, two drawing tickets, and two tickets to Saturday and Sunday nights performance. This package starts from $138 plus tax. All packages may be upgraded and include a free nights stay between Nov. 1 and Jan. 31, 2007, call 800-477-4837.

After the rodeo performances, you can play games at the Belle to earn tickets for a chance to play Cowboy Cash Spin & Win, A total of $5,000 in prize money is up for grabs.

The Avi Resort has responded to a need for replacement parking spaces for dry campers by adding 80 new spaces.

Registration is now open for the Laughlin Half Marathon and 5K running event to be held at 8 a.m. on March 11 outside the Avi Resort. Entry fees are $30 for the half marathon $20 for the 5K, and $10 for children eight and under. For information, call 702-340-4805.

The Tri-state area division of the American Heart Association will hold its 10th annual Heart Walk Sneakers and Spur on Saturday, Feb. 25, call 928-758-5102 or 928-234-0962. Registration is at 7 a.m. at Fishermans Access, south of the Laughlin Bridge. The event includes drawings, awards, craft vendors, prizes, a health fair and an appearance by the Bitter Creek Outlaws.

A bowling tournament at the Riverside Lanes on March 123 will benefit the non-profit bus line that serves the Laughlin area. Registration for the nine pin no tap tourney begins at 11 a.m. on March 12; bowling begins at noon. Entry fee is $20, call 702-298-4435.

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