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(Battle Creek, MI) Nov. 29, 2018 – FireKeepers Casino Hotel is pleased to welcome entertainment icon, Dwight Yoakam to the FireKeepers Event Center on Friday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. Tickets for the show go on sale Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. and begin at $19, making them the perfect holiday gift for your country music fans. Purchases can be made at firekeeperscasino.com or at the box office located inside the FireKeepers Casino Hotel lobby.

“A true entertainer, Dwight Yoakam, will have fans singing and dancing all evening with his one-of-a-kind sound and style,” stated Jim Wise, FireKeepers VP of Marketing.   “The show will feature his greatest hits, new music and some of Dwight’s favorite cover tunes.” 

Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY® Award winner. In addition to his musical career, he is a respected film and television actor, who has appeared in over 40 feature films including Sling Blade, Panic Room, David E. Kelley’s Amazon series Goliath, and director Steven Soderbergh’s feature Logan Lucky with Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig.

This past spring, Yoakam took to the airwaves on his Sirius XM channel, “Dwight Yoakam & The Bakersfield Beat” in order to personally debut two brand new songs entitled, “Pretty Horses” and “Then Here Came Monday”. Yoakam co-wrote “Then Here Came Monday” alongside Chris Stapleton and co-produced the track with frequent collaborator Chris Lord-Alge. Meanwhile, he solely wrote and produced “Pretty Horses”.

FireKeepers upcoming entertainment lineup:

Tony Orlando & Dawn A Christmas Reunion – Dec. 13
Ann Wilson of Heart – Dec. 28
NYE Party to the NINES – Dec. 31
Louie Anderson – Jan. 26
Dwight Yoakam – Feb. 22


Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and he is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. He has 12 gold albums and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums, with five of those albums topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart and another 14 landing in the Top 10. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. He is also the recipient of the Artist of the Year award from the Americana Music Association, the most prestigious award offered by the organization. The LSD Tour, featuring Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, and Dwight with support from Los Angeles rock outlier King Leg, united three of music’s most celebrated and iconic voices on one epic cross-country package for the very first time this past summer. Yoakam’s self-curated SiriusXM channel, titled Dwight Yoakam & The Bakersfield Beat ‘Where Country Went Mod’, launched in late April. The channel celebrates the Bakersfield sound and those whom it has inspired. In 2016, Yoakam released his bluegrass album Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars… on Sugar Hill Records. Featuring a band of bluegrass luminaries, this album boasts a collection of reinterpreted favorites from his catalogue, as well as a cover of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Produced by nine-time GRAMMY winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), Jon Randall (songwriter of “Whiskey Lullaby”), and Yoakam himself, and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, this album reflects the love for bluegrass music that Yoakam developed at an early age in Kentucky and that has inspired him for many years thereafter. In addition to his musical career, Yoakam is a formidable film and television actor who has appeared in over 40 feature films including Sling Blade and Panic Room. In 2016, he recurred in David E. Kelley’s Amazon series, Goliath. Recently, he appeared in director Steven Soderbergh’s film, Logan Lucky with Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig. Yoakam is capable of seamlessly melting into his roles and impressively standing toe-to-toe with some of the world’s top thespians over the course of his storied and successful acting career, including Jodie Foster, Tommy Lee Jones, Jared Leto, Forest Whitaker, and Matthew McConaughey. For more information, visit http://www.dwightyoakam.com.


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 2018 Native Midwest category, including Best Overall Gaming Resort. FireKeepers was also selected 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, a live poker room and bingo room. FireKeepers offers a AAA-rated Four Diamond resort-style hotel with 243 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 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, and host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship a Symetra Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event.  For more information visit http://www.firekeeperscasino.com.

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is owned and operated by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.