Casablanca and Virgin River announce entertainment lineups

Casablanca and Virgin River announce entertainment lineups

November 04, 2016 2:30 PM
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The CasaBlanca Resort-Casino-Golf-Spa and Virgin River Hotel/Casino/Bingo offer a variety of live stage entertainment options in large and small settings, including up-and-coming bands, brilliant tribute artists and talented lounge acts.

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CasaBlanca Showroom: 

The CasaBlanca Showroom provides live stage entertainment with state-of-the-art sound. With a capacity of 475, the venue offers an eclectic mix of entertainment. 

NOVEMBER

8:30 p.m. Friday, November 4 – Comedy Machine

Three great comedians perform each first Friday of the month. Top comics from throughout the U.S. deliver gut-bursting laughs in the CasaBlanca Showroom.  

7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 5 – Southern Nevada Symphony Orchestra

Made up of musicians from Moapa Valley, Virgin Valley and Southern Utah, the Southern Nevada Symphony Orchestra boasts talented musicians on strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.

8:30 p.m. Friday, November 11 – Saturday, November 12 – “Take me Home: The Music of John Denver Starring Jim Curry”

Talented artist, Jim Curry, has created the ultimate tribute experience and has emerged as the top performer of John Denver’s music today. He often performs with John Denver’s former band members. With symphony orchestrations combined into live performance, Curry has taken his show on the road to Performing Arts Centers and Casinos in the US and Canada and out to sea as one of the most popular shows on the Holland America Cruise Line.

7:30 p.m. Friday, November 18 – Rich Natole “Voices of a Generation”

Dozens of celebrity voices are showcased in this fast moving, very funny show. Natole performs over 90 voices in his one-man performance and calls his show, "Voices of A Generation," since it is a culmination of the thousands of shows he has performed over the years. It showcases the voices of his generation, both the voices his parents loved and he listened to growing up and contemporary voices that his kids love and he listens to today. 

8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19 – Michael Grimm Holiday Concert

Get into the spirit of the holiday season with the soulful Michael Grimm. With his soulful voice and earthy, Southern manner, Michael Grimm charmed millions of viewers as a contestant on season five of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Parlaying his substantial singer-songwriter appeal into a first-place finish, Michael took home the $1 million prize. He has charmed live audiences throughout the nation ever since.

8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 26 – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Tribute

The In Its Entirety Concert Series has included such great concerts at the CasaBlanca in the past including: “Bee Gees Gold,” The Beatles Sgt. Pepper album,” “Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon,” “Led Zeppelin IV,” the “Beatles Abbey Road,” “Chicago IX Greatest Hits,” “Boston” and “Styx Greatest Hits” and more. 

DECEMBER

6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 – ‘Mayhem in Mesquite X’ Weigh-ins followed by the Ring Girl Competition and Spazmatics

Experience the excitement of the 10th installment of the popular MMA-inspired event. A ring girl competition will determine the girls for the following night’s event, all while enjoying the crazy antics of the fames Spazmatics.

10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 – Rebel Soul ‘Mayhem in Mesquite’ After-Party

Every so often, in the midst of countless records that basically sound the same, a breath of fresh air rolls around. A glimmering light sometimes explodes through the dark seas of redundant and over-recycled music. Music extraordinaire, Martin Luther is now being called one of music's next big movements. He can belt out a gospel hymn, strike the chords of a guitar like Edward Lodewijk Van Halen and pen a hit reminiscent of Earth, Wind & Fire, Prince and Sly & The Family Stone.

6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 – John Brooks “Tribute to the King”

"From Memphis to Las Vegas – A Tribute to the King" starring John Brooks

8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 – Comedy Machine

Three great comedians perform each first Friday of the month. Top comics from throughout the U.S. deliver gut-bursting laughs in the CasaBlanca Showroom.  

8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30 – “Elvis – Live from Vegas” starring Tyler James and Memphis Experience Band

The official Elvis of the Fremont Street Experience, Tyler James is a must-see experience that takes you on a magical trip back in time as Tyler James unleashes his incomparable tribute to the King of Rock and Roll. He exudes the sullen sexuality and showmanship displayed by Elvis during his concert years. Be front and center for a riveting performance of “Suspicious Minds” and a show packed full of Elvis’ most famous hit songs. Backed by a live band in full costume the illusion of the era is simply superb. 

New Year’s Eve Event – details to be determined

CasaBlanca Skydome Lounge:

Featuring a wide variety of music including Dance, R&B, Classic Rock and Motown. Lounge entertainment runs Tuesday – Thursday and Sunday 7 p.m. – 12:45 a.m., Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. – 1:45 a.m. 

NOVEMBER

Every Tuesday Night – Tribute to the King at 6 p.m.

"From Memphis to Las Vegas – A Tribute to the King" starring John Brooks

7/8/8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 2 – Sunday, November 6 – Vegas Roadshow

Three world-renowned Las Vegas performers come together in a family oriented, tour-de-force of eccentric and amazing entertainment. Combining vaudeville with comedy and eye-popping illusions, these performers have been celebrated individually for their originality, talents and collectively join forces for a sidesplitting, jaw dropping production of magic, mirth and mayhem.   

7/8/8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 9 – Sunday, November 13 – Soular Eclipse

Musical reboots of ‘80s, ‘90s, Naughties and Teenies hits, tinged with blues, soul, and funk. Think Kinks, Black Keys, Doors, Franz Ferdinand, Blondie.

7/8/8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 16 – Sunday, November 20 – Gregg Peterson Band

With his four-piece band, Gregg Peterson creates his own powerful and distinctive sound. Mesquite and Las Vegas’ favorite variety and dance band – he plays classics from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s to the contemporary hits of today in one sharply-dressed package.

7/8/8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 23 – Sunday, November 27 – Undercover

Formed in October 2011, Undercover is a high energy party rock band from Nashville. All four members are experienced musicians who know how to entertain a crowd. With diverse set lists covering classic rock, country, ‘80s pop and modern rock, Undercover offers something for everyone.

7 p.m. Wednesday, November 30 – “360”

A versatile, high-energy band, with lead vocalists and a rhythm section, which includes a drummer, bassist, lead guitarist and keyboardist.

DECEMBER

6:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 10 – National Finals Rodeo (NFR) Viewing

7/9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 4 – “360”

‘80s rock, pop, dance and R&B are sure to have the crowd dancing and grooving to the beats.

9/8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 – Sunday, Dec. 11 – Rye Brothers

A power pop country act, the Rye Brothers mix contemporary music and rock ‘n roll guitar driven songs.

Tuesday Nights Dec. 13, 20 and 27 – Tribute to the King at 6 p.m.

"From Memphis to Las Vegas – A Tribute to the King" starring John Brooks

7/8/8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 – Sunday, Dec. 18 – Gregg Peterson Band

With his four-piece band, Gregg Peterson creates his own powerful and distinctive sound. Mesquite and Las Vegas’ favorite variety and dance band – he plays classics from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s to the contemporary hits of today in one sharply-dressed package.

7/8/8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 – Sunday, Dec. 25 – Rev It Up

Classic rock and soul rebooted, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Chicago, 70s one-hit wonders or even horn-driven takes on Hendrix, Journey and Zeppelin.

7/8/8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28 – Saturday, Dec. 31 – High Rise

Rock the party with a feel-good mix of current and retro pop, rock, dance and R&B. The band features male and female lead and harmony vocals, guitars, bass and drums (4 piece) and keys (5 piece).

CasaBlanca Events Center:

The latest addition in event space, the CasaBlanca Events Center is the prime location for larger meetings and events. Just steps outside the resort, the event center is 33,000 square feet and has played host to numerous concerts, sporting events and banquets serving as many as 1,200 people.

NOVEMBER

November 16 – 19 – “Festival of Trees” by the Mesquite Arts Council Kick off the holiday season with this long-standing event. There are many wonderful crafters and vendors on-site, beautiful Christmas trees and more. All ages are welcome to attend and tickets are available at the door.

DECEMBER

6 p.m. Saturday, December 3 – Mayhem in Mesquite X

CasaBlanca Resort will hold its ultimate mixed martial arts amateur fighting championship event. The tenth installment of the popular Mayhem in Mesquite series will be a night of high-paced action, featuring a full roster of the brightest prospects in MMA. Xtreme Couture, Syndicate MMA, Cobra Kai, MMA Fusion, 9th Isle BJJ, Uprising MMA and UFC Gym are just a few of the top gyms being represented.

VIRGIN RIVER

The River Lounge:

The River Lounge provides live stage entertainment with state of the art sound, an intimate dance floor and a full-service bar. The venue offers a comfortable and intimate party experience. Programming includes Rio Caliente Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and live bands Friday and Saturday.

NOVEMBER    

7 p.m. every Tuesday – Rio Caliente

Hosted by DJ Lian y Friends. Pop y Rock en Español, Top 40, Cumbia, Merengue y Mas

7/8/8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 2 – Sunday, November 6 – Most Wanted

Country, classic rock, disco, oldies and everything in between.

7/8/8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 9 – Sunday, November 13 – Marshall Star

Marshall Star Band offers three strong vocalists, steel/fiddle, piano, and lead guitar

7/8/8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 16 – Sunday, November 20 – Kid & Nic Show

A fun, high energy, interactive, variety musical group performing pop, rock, dance, oldies, current and classic country, ‘80s hits, Latin, funk, swing, blues, jazz and reggae.

7/8/8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 23 – Sunday, November 27 – Guitars & Cadillacs

Las Vegas country band playing country music with a song list of all the big hits.

7 p.m. Wednesday, November 30 – Pete Ford & Texas Hold ‘Em

With a jazz influence from college, he offers a unique and refreshing 
sound, performing a wide range of selections and styles of material and his high energy and powerful stage presence lends to entertain audiences and reach a broad array of listeners and followers from all demographics.

DECEMBER

6:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 10 – National Finals Rodeo Viewing

7/9 p.m. every Tuesday – Rio Caliente

Hosted by DJ Lian y Friends. Pop y Rock en Español, Top 40, Cumbia, Merengue y Mas

7/9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 – Sunday, Dec. 4 and Wednesday, Dec. 7 – Sunday, Dec. 11 – Pete Ford and Texas Hold ‘Em

With a jazz influence from college, he offers a unique and refreshing 
sound, performing a wide range of selections and styles of material and his high energy and powerful stage presence lends to entertain audiences and reach a broad array of listeners and followers from all demographics.

7/8/8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14 – Sunday, Dec. 18 – Nitro Express

Typically billed as a country or country-rock band, Nitro Express has influences ranging from Bakersfield to Liverpool, Nashville to London, Texas to Chicago, Detroit to Sweet Home Alabama, and many points in between. Classic Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, R&B, Country, Southern Rock, Surf Music, Motown and even Reggae are some of the components that make up their unique sound.

7/8/8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 – Sunday, Dec. 25 and Wednesday, Dec. 28 – Saturday, Dec. 31 – Randy Anderson Band

The Randy Anderson Band is a country-variety band and has been a staple in Las Vegas for many years. RAB plays the best of new and traditional country music, as well as oldies and classic rock. This award-winning five-piece band was voted “Best of Las Vegas” in the Las Vegas Review-Journal reader’s poll.  

Tickets can be purchased online www.mesquitegaming.com.