Lena Prima brings Old Vegas and New Orleans to the Suncoast

Lena Prima brings Old Vegas and New Orleans to the Suncoast

May 31, 2017 2:13 PM
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Las Vegas artist Lena Prima will bring her musical celebration “Old Vegas and New Orleans!” to Suncoast Showroom on Saturday, July 8.

The youngest daughter of musical legend Louis Prima and famous singer-songwriter Gia Maione, Lena Prima began her musical career performing on stage as she toured with her parents during her summer vacations. After completing her studies in art, music and dance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Prima went on to her own successful musical career.

Prima showcased “Louis Prima, That’s My Dad!” in 2000 at the Sahara Hotel and Casino, where her father performed during the early 1950s. Throughout her more than 30-year career, Prima has released five albums, including “Since the Storm,” “Pennies From Heaven” and “Starting Something.” The vocalist has also performed more than 3,000 shows across the United States.

Prima’s talent has been recognized by many fans, including Baton Rouge, La. Mayor Melvin “Kip” Holden, who proclaimed July 23 as “Lena Prima Day.” The artist’s efforts to advocate for Italian-American causes have also led to invitations to perform at the prestigious National Italian-American Foundation gala and headline at more than 50 Italian-American festivals around the country.

Audiences will be taken back to Prima’s musical roots in her show “Old Vegas & New Orleans!,” featuring Prima’s greatest songs and ballads; jazz and New Orleans classics; and her father’s timeless hits.

Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15 plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000; online at www.suncoastcasino.com; or in-person at Suncoast, The Orleans, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.