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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Kix Brooks, Reba, Survivor coming to Casino Rama for concerts this summer

Country & Classic Rock Reign at Casino Rama
Reba, Kix Brooks & Survivor added to the summer concert line-up

RAMA, ON (Thursday, June 7, 2012) – Casino Rama is excited to announce the 
addition of these country & classic rock performers to our previously released 
summer line-up: 
Friday, July 13
Tickets are $18/$25

This classic rock band created one of the most iconic movie themes of all time, 
“Eye of the Tiger” (Rocky III). They are also known for hits: “High on You”, 
“The Search Is Over” & “Burning Heart” (Rocky IV).

Survivor was formed in the cold Chicago winter of 1977 by Frankie Sullivan and 
Jim Peterik. By the end of 1978, Survivor was signed to a record deal with 
Scotti Bros. Records. Under patronage of John Kalodner, then head of A&R for 
Atlantic Records, Survivor went into the studio to cut their first self-titled 
album.  This record, released in 1980 with the single “Somewhere in America,” 
did moderately well and started to build a loyal base of fans.

After touring for 8 months, the band went back into the studio. The result of 
those sessions, ”Premonition”, is considered by many fans to be their favorite 
Survivor record.  The album was released in 1981 with the singles, “Poor Man’s 
Son” and “Summer Nights”.  This record improved on the first album’s success, 
although still not the big breakout the band was looking for – that was to come 
with the 1982 release of “Eye of The Tiger”.  The title song for this record was 
expressly written for Rocky III, which brought the band national attention.  
“Eye of The Tiger” spent seven weeks at the #1 spot on the U.S. charts.  The 
song won a Grammy, an Oscar nomination and was voted ‘Best New Song” by the 
Peoples Choice Awards.  Immediately following the record, the band toured 
extensively performing in sheds and stadiums. (for more Survivor 

Kix Brooks<http://www.kixbrooks.com/>
Saturday, July 28
Tickets are $25/$35

Singer, songwriter, radio host and one half of the popular country duo Brooks & 
Dunn, his vocal hits include: “New to this Town”, “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m 
Gone” & “Rock My World (Little Country Girl)”.

Born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, Kix Brooks was influenced by a variety 
of regional musical styles ranging from Cajun to blues to jazz to country.
Brooks began performing at age 12, then continued performing in clubs and at 
other venues throughout high school. He also began writing songs at that time. 
Eventually he landed in Nashville, where he joined Tree Publishing Company. 
Shortly thereafter, artists like the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, John Conlee and 
Highway 101 all scored #1¹s with Brooks¹ songs.

In 1990 Brooks teamed with Ronnie Dunn to form Brooks & Dunn, who are the 
highest selling duo in the history of country music. They have sold more than 30 
million records, won more than 75 major industry awards, had 23 #1 hits, and 
just set a new record with their 41st top 10 single, breaking a tie with Alabama 
as the duo or group with the most Top 10 country singles in the 19-year history 
of Nielsen BDS-monitored airplay.

Never one to let the grass grow under his feet, Brooks ventured into the world 
of radio in 2006 when he took over the hosting reins of the long-running 
syndicated radio program, American Country Countdown. Having recently notched 
his third year in that chair, Brooks reflected on his reason for joining ACC as 
host, ³I really enjoy what I do for a living. I love this business. I love the 
characters and personalities in this business. At the end of the day, it¹s all 
about sharing those stories.² The broadcast industry took note, and in 2009, 
honored him with the National Broadcasting Personality of the Year award, making 
Brooks the first person to ever win a CMA in both the artist and broadcast 

Brooks served as President, in 2004, and Chairman, in 2005, of the Country Music 
Association (CMA). He remains an active board member of the CMA and served as 
part of the Blue Ribbon Committee. The Blue Ribbon Committee was a select group 
of professionals including the mayor, chosen to bring the city of Nashville and 
the Music Industry closer together. Brooks is also on the boards of Vanderbilt 
Children's Hospital and Avenue Bank, and previously served on the Nashville 
Convention and Visitors Bureau. He is the local spokesperson for Monroe Harding 
Children¹s Home and is a founding partner of Arrington Vineyards in Arrington, 


   Friday, August 10


Tickets are $65/$75

The iconic "Queen of Country" returns to perform from a selection of her 35 #1 
songs! Best known for her recent hits "Turn on the Radio" and "Consider Me Gone" 
and    her signature tune, "Fancy."

One might expect an entertainment and business mogul to take a break – or at the 
very least a quick breather – after a career that has produced over 56 million 
in worldwide album sales; 64 Top 10 hits; the #1 TV sitcom for 6 consecutive 
years on TWO networks; successful Clothing, Footwear and Home collections; as 
well as a stint on Broadway that garnered a Drama Critics Award. As if that 
wasn’t enough, Reba is also the recipient of 15 American Music Awards, 13, ACM 
Awards, 9 People’s Choice Awards, 7 Country Music Association Awards, 2 GRAMMYS 
and is on of only four entertainers in history to be honoured with a National 
Artistic Achievement Award by U.S. Congress.

For some, such success may be sufficient reason to rest, if not for the sense of 
accomplishment, then for the pure exhaustion factor.  Don’t ever expect that 
from Reba.  In a career that has evolved from its musical roots into a 
multimedia business empire, Reba tackles her The Valory Music Co. album, ALL THE 
WOMEN I AM, with all the intensity, fire and spunk that you would expect from a 
redhead -- making it  clear that slowing down is nowhere near Reba’s current 
agenda. This fall she will also return to television with the ABC sitcom, Malibu 
Country. (more Reba bio information)<http://www.reba.com>

Exclusive advanced ticket purchase for Players Passport™ Club Members begins 
Sunday, June 17 at 10 am in-person only at the Casino Rama Box Office, Facebook 
Fans & Club Members on Monday, June 18 at 12 noon in-person at the Box Office 
and online at www.ticketmaster.ca<http://www.ticketmaster.ca/> or by calling 
toll free 1-877-599-RAMA (7262). Special code required for Monday’s advance 
purchase period.

Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Tuesday, June 19 at 12 noon and will 
be available in-person at the Casino Rama Box Office, at all TicketMaster 
locations, by calling toll free 1-877-599-RAMA (7262) and online at 
www.casinorama.com<http://www.casinorama.com/>. Ticket prices do not include 
applicable taxes or service charges.

PER SHOW TICKET LIMIT:  Ticket limit is 8 per customer per show.  Please adhere 
to published ticket limits.  Orders exceeding the ticket limit may be cancelled 
without notice by TicketMaster at its discretion.  This includes duplicate 
orders having the same billing address or credit card.

Operating since July 31, 1996, Casino Rama is Ontario's only First Nations 
commercial casino.  The Casino offers a complete entertainment experience with 
over 2,500 slot machines, more than 110 gaming tables, 10 unique restaurants, a 
world-class 5,000 seat Entertainment Centre, and a 300-room all-suite, 
full-service hotel, featuring spa and health club facilities.  Casino Rama is 
operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc.

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