(Battle Creek, Mich.) Nov. 3, 2022 — Get ready to sing, dance, and moonwalk into the New Year! FireKeepers is announcing two fabulous shows, one to end the year and another to get January off to an exciting start. First, the renowned Michael Jackson Tribute Show, MJ Live, takes the Event Center stage on Thursday, December 29. Tickets are priced at $30 and $20. On January 28, GRAMMY Award winner, Rick Springfield brings a memorable array of pop hits to the stage. Tickets for this show are start at $39. Tickets for both shows go on sale Sat. Nov. 5, and will be available at or in-person at the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Box office.

Jallas Franca will be appearing as Michael Jackson, a lifetime fan of the ‘King of Pop,’ Michael Jackson, Jalles began imitating the star’s signature dance moves during his routines at Studio 54 and various other venues. Soon after the passing of his idol, Jalles began dedicating his talents to pay tribute to the late Superstar. Jalles has won numerous contests for “Best Michael Jackson Impersonator,” Best overall “look” and “Best Moonwalk.” Billing himself as “MJ THE LEGEND” Jalles has thrilled audiences at private and corporate events, festivals and tribute shows throughout Las Vegas, Hollywood, Dubai and more.

Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.”

In 2019, Springfield, released his seventeenth studio album, “Orchestrating My Life,” a career-defining re-visitation of a lifetime of hits from the Australian-born rocker. The album is a collection all the hits the public loves re-recorded with an electrifying mix of rock and accompanied by a full orchestra. It also includes a brand-new song, Irreplaceable, a song dedicated to Rick’s mother who passed away in 2017.

FireKeepers upcoming entertainment lineup:

  • 3 Doors Down – Nov. 5

  • Tyler Henry – Nov. 19

  • Cirque Musica – Dec. 8

  • MJ Live – Dec. 29

  • Rick Springfield – Jan. 28

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    FireKeepers Casino Hotel, located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, MI, has been named Best Casino by audiences in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana, plus earned multiple awards in the Casino Player Magazine Best of Gaming 2022 Native Midwest category, including Best Overall Gaming Resort. FireKeepers was recognized as 2019 Employer of the Year by Michigan Works! Association and was also selected as one of the Best Casinos to Work For by Casino Player Magazine. FireKeepers' signature restaurant, Nibi, is a multiple recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The property features 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, and a 22-table live poker room. FireKeepers offers an AAA-rated Four Diamond resort-style hotel with 446 rooms, a functional multi-purpose event center, six distinctive dining destinations, and multiple lounges. FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the FireKeepers Casino 400, a NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, and a host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship, an EPSON Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event. For more information, visit

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