The multi-talented Bobby Goldsboro will take center stage in the Flamingo Ballroom on March 11. Tickets are $14.95 and $19.95, call 800-435-8469.
Goldsboro began his career in the early sixties as a guitarist with the legendary Roy Orbison. During his three years with Orbison, he traveled all over the world and even toured with The Beatles. In 1964, Goldsboro started his solo career by recording the first of a string of 16 Top 40 hits, "See the Funny Little Clown." One of his first concert bookings had him opening for the Rolling Stones on their first U.S. tour. More million-selling hits followed, setting the stage for his 1968 classic, "Honey," which became the largest-selling record in the world. "Watching Scotty Grow," "Little Green Apples" and "With Pen in Hand" have also become classics.
Goldsboro had his own nationally syndicated television show in1973, which ran for three seasons and became the highest rated variety show in syndication in the '70's. His quick wit made him a much sought-after "regular" on the television talk show circuit as well.
Goldsboro then formed House of Gold Music, which became one of the most successful music publishing companies in Nashville, publishing such songs as "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "Behind Closed Doors." Goldsboro, the songwriter has received 27 B.M.I. awards.
The 1993 television season saw the hit CBS comedy, "Evening Shade" premiere with a new theme song, written and performed by Goldsboro. The six-time Grammy nominee was also the musical director of the show, which starred his buddy, Burt Reynolds. Goldsboro composed new music for the series each week.
Country artist John Michael Montgomery will headline at Harrah's on Saturday, March 4, in the Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater. Montgomery is known primarily as a balladeer and also as a skilled guitarist. Tickets start at $25, call 702-298-8510.
Kentucky native Montgomery's exposure to music began at age five when he sang in his parents' band. Since releasing his first debut single, "Life's a Dance" in 1992, Montgomery has earned 15 number one singles and sold more than 16 million records. His Warner Bros. album release in 2004 was "Letters From Home."
Montgomery searches for songs packed with emotion and morals. Due to injuries and surgeries, Montgomery has spend a lot of time in the last few years at his Kentucky home with his wife Crystal and their two children, Madison and Walker.
The Colorado Belle's 6th Annual Battle of the Bands is set for Saturday, April 15, and will feature a total of $5,000 in cash and prizes. Bands are invited to compete in one of three categories-classic rock, rock alternative or adult contemporary. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in each of the three categories.
In addition, members of the audience will have a chance to vote for their favorite bands by casting ballots for the "People's Choice" award in each category. To compete, call 800-789-2893.
The competition will begin at noon outdoors under a canopy in the Center Circle event area west of the casino's main entrance. Each band will be allowed to perform as many as four songs with a limit of 20 minutes per band.
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