Save Ferris will perform at Harrah’s Resort Southern California on Friday, June 2. (File photo by Drew A. Kelley, contributing photographer)
Next week, Southern California casinos will host acts that will make guests want to get up and have some fun. Whether it’s upbeat ska music, the slow jams of a ’60s R&B band, or some country tunes, there are plenty of reasons to dust off those dance moves.
Be sure to check the official websites for the latest information on the event.
Orange County band Save Ferris emerged from a time in music when Southern California was fertile ground for thriving punk, rock and ska scenes. Some of the band’s hits include “The World Is New”, “Goodbye” and “I’m Not Cryin’ For You”. The band will play a pool deck show at Harrah’s Resort Southern California. Friday, June 2 at 8 pm at Harrah’s Resort Southern California’s Dive, 777 S. Resort Drive, Valley Center. Tickets start at $19.50. 760-751-3100. harrassocal.com.
Rodrigo and Gabriela
Rodrigo y Gabriela are a Grammy Award-winning acoustic duo from Mexico City who have performed internationally and even at the White House in 2010. Their music draws influences from various genres, including new flamenco, rock, and heavy metal. . Some of the duo’s hits include “Tamacun,” “Diablo Rojo,” and “Ixtapa.” 8 pm June 2, at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino, 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland. Tickets start at $30; Only over 21 years old. 909-864-5050. yaamava.com.
The Delfonics are an R&B group that originated in Philadelphia in the 1960s to great success. The group began with the moniker The Orphonics and quickly changed it to The Delfonics before recording their first hits, “He Don’t Really Love You” and “Without You.” Other notable songs by the group include “La-La (Means I Love You)”, “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)”, and “Break Your Promise”. Saturday June 3 at 8 pm at Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City, 68960 East Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City. Admission is free. 800-514-3849. aguacalientecasinos.com.
Martin and Morissette
Martin Nievera and Morissette Amon are Filipino singers who team up for various joint shows in the US. Nievera’s career dates back to the early 1980s, and her ballad and pop hits include “Kahit Isang Saglit,” ” Say That You Love Me” and “Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa”. Similar.” Amon’s early moments in the spotlight included winning second place on “Star Factor” at age 14 and competing on “The Voice of the Philippines” in 2013. Some of his hits include “Ikaw Ay Ako” , “Taste Ko Nang Bumitaw” and “Nothing is going to stop us now”. 7:30 pm June 3 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $69-$108. 800-827-2946. www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
Michael Ray is a country singer who got his first big break when he won the reality singing competition show “The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep.” On the show, he was mentored by country stars Big Kenny and John Rich and later signed to Warner Bros. Records Nashville. Some of the singer’s popular songs include “Think a Little Less,” “Whiskey and Rain,” and “Her World or Mine.” 6 p.m. Sunday, June 4 at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon. Tickets are $20. 951-849-3080. morongocasinoresort.com.