Station launches free fall concert series

September 18, 2007 4:23 AM


There’s a chill in the air, which heralds the long-awaited arrival of autumn. For its part, Station Casinos will keep temperatures sizzling with their free concert series of headline artists, kicking of on the first day of fall (September 22) and continuing for three months.

Concerts venues are Ovation at Green Valley Ranch Resort, its newest entertainment venue and lounge, Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort and The Railhead at Boulder Station.

The free concert series features headlining bands from various musical genres and through the end of the year. All concerts are for adults 21 years and older.  Entry to the concerts will be first come, first serve and based upon venue capacity.

Here’s a list for the first few concerts:

Green Valley Ranch Resort — Ovation Lounge

John Waite

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at 7 p.m.

Rock singer John Waite first hit the musical limelight in the mid-70s with British band The Babys. The band produced five albums before breaking up in 1980. It was then Waite decided to pursue a solo career where he released three albums which featured the hit songs "Missing You," "Change" and "Tears." After a successful solo career, Waite joined a couple former bandmates from The Babys and Journey’s guitarist to form the rock supergroup Bad English. After two years, two albums and the hit single "When I See You Smile," the band broke up and Waite again took the solo route. He has since released five albums and in 2006, recorded "Missing You" with singer Allison Krause which reached the TOP 40 on the country charts.

Flynnville Train

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, at 7 p.m.

Flynnville Train is a five-piece country band originally formed in 2001 and signed to country star Toby Keith’s music label, Show Dog Nashville, in June 2006. The band is known for its performances as the opening act for Keith’s recent tour. Their first album, Flynnville Train, was released on September 11, and includes fan favorites "High on the Mountain" and a harmonious cover of the Beatles "Baby’s in Black."

with Patty Smyth

Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at 7 p.m.

Scandal, originally formed in 1981 with lead vocalist, Patty Smyth, released hits "Goodbye to You" and "The Warrior" before breaking up in 1984. Several members of the band reunited in June 1995 for VH1’s "Bands Reunited" show and stayed together through February 2005 for an east coast tour. In 2006, several members reunited again for VH1’s "We are the 80s" tour, where they played several large outdoor venues, earning critical acclaim for their performances. A reincarnation of the band as Scandal with Patty Smyth has reunited for a 2007 tour.

The Fixx

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 23 and 24, 2007, at 7 p.m.

New-wave British band The Fixx was first formed in 1980. All of the original members, but the bassist, remains in the band today. They include Cy Curnin on vocals, Adam Woods on drums, Jamie West-Oram on guitar and Rupert Greenall on keyboards. Gary Tibbs has joined the band as its new bassist. Throughout the years, The Fixx has released several albums which have included hit songs "One Thing Leads to Another," "Are We Ourselves?" and "Driven Out." In 2002, The Fixx released their cover of Nancy Sinatra’s "These Boots are Made for Walkin’" and in 2005, they released the CD, Twentyfifth Anniversary Anthology.  

John Cafferty and the
Beaver Brown Band

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at 7 p.m.

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band is an American rock band that formed in the early 70s as the Beaver Brown. In 1983 they released their biggest single "On the Dark Side" from the movie and top 10 soundtrack Eddie and the Cruisers. The band has released two albums, but has seen most of its success with movie soundtracks, including the movies "Cobra" and "Rocky IV."