Page 26 - Jackpot Magazine Tunica ~ January, 2022
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The stars align at Tunica casinos
TUNICA — Casinos in Tunica continue to add headline entertain- ment. Jackpot! takes a look at some of the performers now scheduled to ap- pear.
uled for July 22, 2021 at Tunica’s Horse- shoe Casino, has been rescheduled again for June 23, 2022. Tickets from both previous dates will be honored at the new date or refunds are available now by request. Dunham is bringing his new “Seriously!?” Tour to Horseshoe, and he’s bringing along Walter, Bubba J, Pea- nut, Achmed The Dead Terrorist, and the new guy!
• Gold Strike
At Gold Strike, see Gladys Knight, Friday, Feb. 19. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Knight is known for the hits she recorded during three decades with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips. She has enjoyed No. 1 hits in pop, gospel, R&B and adult contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and
 • Horseshoe Tunica welcomes
America for its 50th Anniversary Tour,
Friday, Feb. 4. America, the perennial
classic-rock favorite, is celebrating its
50th Anniversary with powerful per-
formances. Founding members, Gerry
Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along
with former band mate, the late Dan
Peek) met in high school in London in
the late 1960s and quickly harmonized
their way to the top of the charts on
the strength of their signature song
“A Horse With No Name.” America
became a global household name and
paved the way with an impressive string
of hits following the success of their first No. 1 single. America’s albums—six certified gold and/or platinum, with their first greatest hits collection, History, hitting four plus million in sales—displayed a fuller range of the trio’s talents than did their singles.
The Mavericks: ‘En Espanol’ World Tour comes to Horse- shoe on Friday, March 4. The Mavericks are an American country music band that combines Tex-Mex with neotraditional country music, Latin, and rockabilly influences. Between 1991 and 2003, the band recorded six studio albums, in addition to charting 14 singles on the Billboard country charts. Their highest-peaking American single was 1996’s “All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down,” a collabo- ration with accordionist Flaco Jiménez. They are best known in the UK for their 1998 single “Dance the Night Away”, which spent 18 weeks on the chart, peaking at No. 4. In 1996, The Mavericks won a Grammy Award for the song “Here Comes the Rain.”
The Aaron Lewis: Frayed at Both Ends, The Acoustic Tour, Friday, is at Horseshoe on March 11. Lewis was a founding mem- ber and lead vocalist of the band Staid and is enjoying success as a country music solo artist.
Tom Segura, in the The Tom Segura: I’m Coming Every- where World Tour, is coming the Horseshoe Tunica on Saturday, April 9. Hollywood, California’s most in-demand comedian, Segura continues his world tour into 2022 with his stop at Horseshoe Tu- nica. Paste Magazine describes Segura as, “...having a natural and capable storytelling ability, one that lifts his narratives out of average anecdote fare and plants them firmly in hilarious ground.” Known for his Netflix specials, “Ball Hog” (2020), “Mostly Stories” (2016) and “Completely Normal” (2014), Segura will get lots of laughs.
Jeff Dunham, comedy superstar and America’s favorite ventril- oquist, originally scheduled for July 23, 2020, and initially resched-
Randy Houser
live performance. Knight has recorded two No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 singles (“Midnight Train to Georgia” and “That’s What Friends Are For”), 11 No. 1 R&B singles and six No. 1 R&B albums. All told, Knight has recorded more than 38
albums over the years.
Randy Houser will perform at Gold Strike on Saturday, Jan. 15.
Houser charted with a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Country Singles Chart in 2008 with “Anything Goes” and has ascended the ranks country music ever since, producing such hits as “Boots On,” “How Country Feels,” “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,” and “Like a Cowboy,” which reached No. 3 on the Country Airplay Chart and “Goodnight Kiss,” which hit No. 1 on the Mediabase Country Chart and No. 2 on the Country Airplay Chart. “Like a Cowboy” received a 2015 Country Music Association Awards Song of the Year nomination. Prior to his success as a performer, he co-wrote singles including “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk,” “Back That Thing Up” and “My Cowboy.” Subsequent hits include “Running Outta Moonlight,” “We Want” and “Song Number 7.”
• Fitz Casino & Hotel is home to the Valentine’s Weekend Blues Concert featuring J-Wonn, Avail Hollywood and Dre Walker on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. Jawonn Smith, better known by his stage name J-Wonn, is a soul singer that hails from Jackson, Missis- sippi and has built a name for himself following the release of his hit single “I Got This Record.” J-Wonn followed up “I Got This Record” with several other hits that were in continuous rotation on Southern Soul radio stations across the Southeast region. He has also won several awards from various outlets including Best Enter- tainer, Artist Of The Year, and Best New Single.
Avail Hollywood’s first album, The Young Gunn of Southern Soul, was No. 1 on the Southern Soul Network and ranked on the 2009 Mainstream R&B National Billboard.

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