Following last year's popular show, Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall presents Another Evening of Pop and Doo Wop inside the 750-seat Sam's Town Live! venue on Saturday, September 8. The evening of music features Sonny Turner, former lead singer of The Platters; The Contours; and Fifth Avenue.
Turner burst onto the national music scene in 1959, when he was chosen from among 100 prospects to replace The Platters' original lead singer Tony Williams. Starting at the young age of 19, Turner toured the world with The Platters and gained popularity as the new sound of the group, with such hits as "I Love You 1000 Times," "With This Ring" and "Washed Ashore." He also re-recorded the groups' major hits including "Only You," "The Great Pretender" and "The Magic Touch."
The Contours charted eight songs in the '60s, including Motown's first million-seller and its fastest rising hit of all time "Do You Love Me." In 1988, the hit movie "Dirty Dancing" featured the song and it roared back on the charts, outselling its original release many times over.
Rounding out the evening is Las Vegas sensation Fifth Avenue. The high-energy vocal quartet with tight harmonies and blend infuses jazz, swing, pop, doo-wop, classic rock and barbershop with a sound and style all their own.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Reserved seating tickets are $20 and $25, plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Coast Casino Box Office, by calling 702.284.7777 or by visiting www.samstownlv.com.
About Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, located at 5111 Boulder Highway, is owned by Boyd Gaming Corporation. Sam's Town features 12 restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 56-lane bowling center, a 12,000 square foot entertainment center and newly renovated Mystic Falls Indoor Park. The property has a 133,000-square foot casino with 40 table games, 3,000 slot and video poker machines, a bingo parlor, keno lounge and poker room and race and sports book. For more information visit www.samstownlv.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/samstownlv), and Twitter (@samstownlv). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 17 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Louisiana. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.