Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers will be saying his final goodbyes on Friday — at least to fans in South Mississippi and the Gulf Coast.
Rogers will be bringing his “Gambler’s Last Draw” tour to the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino at 8 p.m. on Friday.
Ticket information to the show can be found by calling the Beau Rivage box office at 888-566-7469.
Rogers has been performing since the late ’50s both as a solo artist and with The Bobby Doyle Trio. He was the bassist/singer in the Fourth Edition in the 1960s. The band had hits with “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” and “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was in)” that was featured on the soundtrack to the Cohen Brothers’ “The Big Lebowski.”
As a solo artist, Rogers had more than 60 hits on both the country and pop charts, including “The Gambler” and “Love Will Turn You Around.” He also had great success with duet partners, including Dolly Parton and Dottie West.
Rogers will be honored with an all-star salute at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Oct. 25. Performers for the tribute include Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, The Flaming Lips, Jamey Johnson and Chris Stapleton.
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The band behind classic rock radio hits such as “Born to Be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride” will be at the Hard Rock Live Biloxi at 8 p.m. Friday. Doors to the show open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $30 and are available at Tickemaster.com.
Natchez native and former owner of Gilley’s nightclub in Pasadena, Texas, returns to Biloix on Friday for an 8 p.m. show at the IP Resort & Casino.
Gilley’s was the setting for the John Travolta film “Urban Cowboy,” which featured Gilley both on stage and on its soundtrack. He has had 17 No. 1 hits, including “Stand By Me” from the “Urban Cowboy” soundtrack.
Tickets start at $25 and are available at Ticketmaster.com.
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