MONTGOMERY GENTRY WILL HEADLINE AQUARIUS AMPHITHEATER
Montgomery Gentry, the duo made up by Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, will perform at the Aquarius Outdoor Amphitheater on March 27 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50, call 800-435-8469.
The Montgomery brothers and Gentry joined forces in a band called Young Country until John Michael landed a record deal. His brother Eddie joined his band and Gentry went solo, winning the national Jim Beam Talent Contest in 1994. When Eddie returned to Kentucky, he and Gentry found themselves on stage together at various charity concerts and finally decided to join forces again. Nashville heard the buzz and Columbia Records signed them.
Through it all, the duo's rooted-ness can be seen in the fact that they are still playing with the band they had in their honky-tonk days. Their musical honesty shines through every bit of their latest CD. "Back When I Knew It All" continues their tradition of connectedness as it restates their position as the honky-tonk poets of their generation.
A new Nathan's outlet has opened at the Edgewater. It's adjacent to the Sbarro's and across from Kokopelli's Showroom. It's not just a hot dog stand but rather a Nathan's outlet offering a full menu of dogs, hamburgers and sandwiches.
The Harry James Orchestra will bring music to the Avi Convention Center on Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. Admission is $14, call 800-430-0721.
Kiwanis Krash Demolition Derby
The Kiwanis Krash Demolition Derby will be held at the Avi in the Event Area north of the casino on Saturday, April 11 at 6 p.m. In addition to derby, the event will include an Easter egg giveaway for children and tire-rolling competition for adults. Admission: $10 for adults, $5 ages 7-15, and free under 6.
Blues & Brews
The annual "Blues & Brews" is a free event that will take place at the Colorado Belle in the Center Circle Event Area in front of the main entrance, April 10-12. Blues bands including Michael Burks, John Earl and the BoogieMan Band, Brad Wilson and Chris Hiatt will play throughout the day and early evening on a rotating basis. Food and beer will be on sale at booths. For information, call 877-460-0777.
Laughlin River Stampede
The Laughlin River Stampede will take place March 26-29 at the Laughlin Events Area. This is one of PRCA's biggest rodeos of the year. More than $200,000 in prize money assures that America's top cowboys and cowgirls will be competing. Autograph sessions are held daily with many past and present world champions, along with appearances by Miss Rodeo America and Miss Rodeo Nevada. For information, call the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce at 702-298-2214 or 800-227-5245, or www.laughlinchamber.com.
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