Whether you’re wanting to see a country music legend, a classic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted act, take in sets by a pair of popular R&B stars or explore Arab pop music and Latin ballads, Southern California casinos are offering a variety of live entertainment March 13-19.
Be sure to check the official websites for the latest concert information.
Ashanti & Ja Rule This pair of R&B superstars ruled the ’90s and early ’00s with hits like “Mesmerize,” “Always on Time” and “Happy.” 8 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino, 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland. Tickets start at $45; 21-and-older only. 909-864-5050. yaamava.com.
The Beach Boys Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Beach Boys have garnered a long-standing reputation with their pop music that began with surf-inspired flair. Some of the band’s most notable hits include “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “California Girls” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.” 8 p.m. Friday, March 17 at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. $80-$175. 800-514-3849. aguacalientecasinos.com.
Tanya Tucker Grammy award-winning country music singer and songwriter Tanya Tucker had her first major hit at 13-years-old. Tucker’s biggest songs include “Love Me Like You Used To,” “Delta Down” and “Two Sparrows In A Hurricane.” 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $59-$89. 800-827-2946. fantasyspringsresort.com.
Lea Salonga Award-winning actress and singer Lea Salonga has gained a reputation in the theater world. She won a Tony Award for her role in “Miss Saigon” and was the first Asian person to play Eponine in the musical “Les Misérables” on Broadway and returned to the show as Fantine in the 2006 revival. She also sang as the character Jasmine in “Aladdin” and as Mulan in “Mulan” and “Mulan II.” 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at Pala Casino Spa & Resort, 11154 Highway 76, Pala. $40-$60; 21-and-older only. 877-946-7252. palacasino.com.
Nancy Ajram Lebanese singer and television personality Nancy Ajram was dubbed the queen of Arab pop by Spotify and has performed as a singer since the mid ’90s. Arjam’s hits include “Ya Tabtab Wa Dallaa,” “Ah W Noss” and “Aam Betaala’ Feek.” 9 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at Pechanga Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. $225-$425. 877-711-2946. pechanga.com.
Marisela La Dama de Hierro Mexican-American singer and actress Marisela started her career in 1984. Her musical style includes romantic ballads, Latin pop, banda, pop rock and rancheras. Her Spanish cover of Barbara George’s “I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More),” titled “Ya No,” reached the Billboard Latin Songs chart in 1990. Some of her other notable tracks include “Tu Dama De Hierro,” “Completamente Tuya” and “Enamorada y Herida.” 8 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at Spotlight 29 Casino, 46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella. $59-$159. 760-775-5566. spotlight29.com.
Charlie Vargas | Casino/Entertainment Reporter Charlie Vargas is a Casino and Entertainment reporter for the Southern California News Group. Charlie transferred from Chaffey College to San Diego State University where he graduated with a degree in journalism. He previously worked for the colleges’ publications The Breeze Paper and The Daily Aztec where he covered a variety of topics from news to arts and entertainment.