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IT’S A SUMMER TO CELEBRATE AS FIREKEEPERS CASINO HOTEL ANNOUNCES FOUR GREAT SHOWS

(Battle Creek, Mich.) April 4, 2017 – FireKeepers Casino Hotel is gearing up for a summer full of music and entertainment. There’s a great array of styles, from the contemporary country hits of Eli Young Band on June 24, to the awesome comedy of longtime Michigan resident Tim Allen, on July 8, to the iconic harmonies of Rascal Flatts on August 4, and the incomparable guitar genius and firebreathing intensity of Ted Nugent on August 18.

The four members of the Eli Young Band — lead vocalist Mike Eli, guitarist James Young, bassist Jon Jones and drummer Chris Thompson — have been playing together since 2000 while attending North Texas State University. With the 2011 release of their Republic Nashville debut, "Life at Best," band members scored their first No. 1 hit with "Crazy Girl," which was named Song of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" also became a No. 1 hit and earned the band Grammy nominations for Best Duo-Group Performance and Best Country Song. The band has since released a second album, "10,000 Towns."

Tickets for the Eli Young Band go on sale Saturday, April 1 and start at $19.

Tim Allen is one of America’s most beloved actor/comedians. He stars on the hit ABC sitcom “Last Man Standing” and can also be seen performing stand-up to sold-out crowds at venues across the country.

The voice of the Pure Michigan national marketing campaign, Allen honed his talents as a stand-up at regional comedy clubs while also working a day job at a Detroit area advertising agency.  It wasn’t long until Hollywood executives saw him on stage and signed him to star in the ABC television series “Home Improvement” for which he received a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy nomination, and was honored with the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Male Performer in a Television Series” for an unprecedented eight years in a row.

Allen made his film debut in 1994 playing a holiday icon in “The Santa Clause,” earning him another People’s Choice Award. In 1995, he voiced Buzz Lightyear in the blockbuster hit “Toy Story” and went on to reprise his role in “Toy Story 2” and the Oscar-winning “Toy Story 3.” His other film credits include the hit films “Galaxy Quest,” “Wild Hogs,” “The Shaggy Dog,” “Jungle 2 Jungle” and “For Richer Or Poorer.”

Tickets for Tim Allen go on sale Saturday, April 8 and start at $59.

A force to be reckoned with in any genre, the upcoming release of superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts' tenth studio album, BACK TO US (Available May 19/ Big Machine Records) comes hot on the heels of the success of their 16th No. 1 hit “I Like The Sound Of That,” from REWIND. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, making them one of only four acts during the SoundScan era to have eight consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot. As the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts has sold over 23.4 million albums, over 33.7 million digital downloads worldwide, as well as earning over 40 trophies from the ACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People's Choice and more, also making them the most awarded country group of the past decade. Known as one of the hottest-selling touring acts in any genre, the trio also recently celebrated a major milestone of 10 million tickets sold, following a rousing year stacked of headlining shows. To pre-order BACK TO US and more, visit  rascalflatts.com.

Tickets for Rascal Flatts go on sale Saturday, May 6 and start at $89.

Ted Nugent has carved a permanent place in rock & roll history as the ultimate guitar-shredding showman, selling more than 40 million albums, performing over 6,500 high-octane live shows, and continuing to set attendance records at venues around the globe.

Nugent was named Detroit’s Greatest Guitar Player of All Time by readers of MLive, and his no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes' hit "Journey to the Center of the Mind," to classics like "Stranglehold" (ranked in the Top 100 Classic Rock Songs and #1 Guitar Lick), "Cat Scratch Fever," (32nd Best Hard Rock Song of All Time) Damn Yankees chartbuster "High Enough," and cult classic "Fred Bear,” (the most requested song for radio airplay in Michigan & Wisconsin), Ted and his inimitable sound have been featured on VH1’s Behind the Music, A & E’s Biography and more.

Ted Nugent tickets go on sale Saturday, May 20 and start at $49.

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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 9 first place awards in the Casino Player Magazine Best of Gaming 2015 Native Midwest category, including Best Overall Gaming Resort. FireKeepers was also selected one of the Best Casinos to Work For by Casino Player Magazine. Our 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.