Kenny Rogers will headline at the 3,300-seat Aquarius Outdoor Amphitheater on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. This exclusive, one-night-only concert will be the first single-night performance that Rogers has done at the resort in many years. Tickets start at $40, call 800-435-8469.
Rogers, predominantly known as a country singer, consistently dominated the pop charts for years with songs that had universal appeal. Some of his most recognized classics include: "Lady," "Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town" and "Buy Me A Rose." Rogers' music led him to a second career as an actor on television and in film. Rogers' song, "The Gambler" was a story song so vivid that it became a TV movie starring him in the title role. The movie spawned four follow-ups making it the longest running miniseries franchise on television.
The Pioneer is celebrating its Round-Up Club that was started 21 years ago. It was the first players club in Nevada. One of the first rewards to club members was a free room, which is a common place practice nowadays.
The Pioneer was the fourth casino built in Laughlin and first opened in 1979 as the Colorado Club. Margaret Elardi, owner of the Pioneer Club in Las Vegas, purchased the property in 1981 and renamed it the Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall on Jan. 1, 1982. She also added 160 rooms, tennis court and swimming pool, and increased the casino space.
The "River Rick" 147-foot cowboy sign resembling his cousin, the "Vegas Vick" sign in Las Vegas on Fremont Street, was erected in March 1983 at a cost of $1.5 million. The sign continues to be a dominate figure on the Laughlin skyline.
Harrah's is offering special room packages online. They can be booked online at www.harrahslaughlin.com. Package rates are based on single or double occupancy.
The Room and Spa package is valid Sunday through Thursday during July and August. The package starting at $50 per night includes two-night accommodations and a $50 credit coupon for the Salon & Day Spa.
The Room and Jet Ski Package valid Sunday through Thursday during July and August includes two-night accommodations and one-hour jet ski rental. The Room and Jet Ski Package rates start at $67 per night.
In August, the Harrah's Laughlin's Todd Luxton: Ultimate Elvis Tribute Package includes two-night accommodations and two tickets to see the Todd Luxton tribute show in the Fiesta Showroom. Package is valid Aug. 12-16 and 19-23. Rates for this offer start at $84 per package.
NASCAR parties are on tap at the Colorado Belle in the property's Mardi Gras Room. Admission to a NASCAR party is $10 and includes two drinks, stadium snacks and an entry to win official NASCAR merchandise in drawings. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are available at the One Club booth or at the door on the day of the event.
The next race that will be shown on big screen televisions during a party will be the Sharpie 500, on Aug. 25, from the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. Built on a former dairy farm in 1960, the .533 mile oval track features 36-degree banking/turns.
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