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Riverwind Casino announces '80s spectacular

19 December 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Start the New Year off right by buying a ticket to the Totally '80s New Year's Eve Party on 31 December. Wear your best '80s gear and enter to win up to $500 for the best costume. The entertainment continues into January and February. Music and comedy fans will not want to miss out on great shows such as The Oak Ridge Boys, comedian Joel McHale and Foreigner.

Guests can also catch local and regional music acts in the River Lounge. Dates and times are listed below.

The Showplace Theatre provides audiences with an intimate entertainment experience like none other in the region. The state-of-the-art venue seats 1,500 people. All shows at Showplace Theatre start at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Totally '80s New Year's Eve Party – Saturday, 31 December
Showplace Theatre

Join us for our Totally '80s New Year's Eve Party from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, 31 December. Don your best '80s apparel and dance your way into 2017 with music from Live 80. Win up to $500 by sporting your best '80s costume, ring in the New Year with champagne and more. Tickets $25 and tables $120.

Travis LeDoyt – Saturday, 7 January
Showplace Theatre

It is with the utmost admiration and respect for Elvis Presley that Travis LeDoyt offers his tribute to the man who shaped a generation. Through his remarkable resemblance and his incredible talent to emulate and perform the voice and style, LeDoyt flawlessly captures the essence of Elvis in his prime. Tickets: Platinum $20, VIP $20, Mezzanine $20, Premium $15.

The Oak Ridge Boys – Friday, 27 January
Showplace Theatre

Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country music hits and a No. one pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oak Ridge Boys bring four decades of charted singles and 50 years of tradition. Tickets: Platinum $50, VIP $45, Premium $40.

Joel McHale – Saturday, 28 January
Showplace Theatre

Joel McHale is one of the most sought after comedians and actors in the industry. McHale recently wrapped his twelfth and final season of E!'s The Soup in which he satirized pop culture and current events. He is also best known for his starring role on the hit comedy series Community, which wrapped its sixth season on Yahoo after five seasons on NBC. McHale can most recently be seen on Fox's revival of The X-Files, where he plays a conservative news anchor. He also continues to perform his stand-up act around the country to sold-out audiences. Tickets: Platinum $55, VIP $50, Premium $45.

Josh Abbott Band – Friday, 3 February
Showplace Theatre

Thanks to its inherently upbeat and singable material, Josh Abbott Band has become one of the leading acts in Texas music. The band has landed three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart including "Oh, Tonight," the first charted track to feature Grammy-winning Kacey Musgraves. In 2015, the six-piece ensemble released its most ambitious project to date with the album "Front Row Seat," a collection of songs that follows a relationship from first meeting through its euphoric rise to a difficult breakup and contemplative aftermath. Tickets: Platinum $45, VIP $40, Premium $35.

Foreigner – Friday, 10 February
Showplace Theatre

With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll's most enduring anthems including "Juke Box Hero," "Feels Like The First Time," "Urgent," "Head Games," "Hot Blooded," "Cold As Ice," "Dirty White Boy," "Waiting For A Girl Like You," and the worldwide No. one hit, "I Want To Know What Love Is," Foreigner continues to rock the charts almost 40 years into the game. Tickets: Platinum $72, VIP $62, Premium $52.

Rick Springfield – Saturday, 18 February
Showplace Theatre

Over the past three decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the 1980s, a Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 United States Top 40 hits, including "Jessie's Girl," "Don't Talk to Strangers," "An Affair of the Heart," "I've Done Everything for You," "Love Somebody," and "Human Touch." Tickets: Platinum $55, VIP $50, Premium $45.

The River Lounge offers a more intimate musical atmosphere with talented local musicians. Located near Riverwind's main entrance, River Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail while listening to the region's best live music. River Lounge shows begin at 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, unless otherwise noted.

Avenue – 30-31 December

Scott Keeton – 6 January

Michael Hix & The Holla – 7 January

Jason Young Band – 13 January

Stars – 14 January

Empire Grey – 27 January

The River's Edge – 28 January

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