LAS VEGAS—ABBA tribute act “Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA” and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Patti Austin will each bring their celebrated performances to Access Showroom at Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa in February. February entertainment also includes free live performances at Aliante’s fine dining destination, MRKT.
For a full lineup of entertainment acts at Boyd Gaming citywide properties, visit: www.boydgaming.com/headliner-event-calendar.
Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA
Saturday, February 16
Early in their career, the Swedish pop group ABBA gained instant popularity after the release of their first major hit, “Waterloo,” in 1974. They went on to release the songs “Mamma Mia,” “Fernando” and “Dancing Queen,” which brought them international fame as they topped the music charts in Australia, the U.K. and the United States. ABBA continued to release more top singles, like “Take a Chance on Me” and “S.O.S.,” which helped them become one of the top-selling pop groups in music history with nearly 400 million records sold. In 2015, ABBA’s No. 1 single “Dancing Queen” was inducted to The Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame.
In 1995, the 12-piece tribute band “Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA” formed in Gothenburg, Sweden to recreate ABBA’s most iconic hits for audiences around the globe. The tribute group has had 56 successful tours in the United States and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows around the world. Arrival from Sweden has also performed with more than 60 symphony orchestras worldwide.
As one of the only tribute bands to perform with some of ABBA’s original musicians and receive an unreleased song directly from ABBA, Arrival from Sweden has become one of the most celebrated ABBA tribute acts. Audiences will be taken back to the 1970s as Arrival from Sweden brings ABBA’s biggest pop hits and signature style to the stage.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25 plus taxes and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.aliantegaming.com or www.ticketmaster.com; or in-person at Boyd Gaming box offices located inside Aliante, Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Gold Coast, The Orleans, Sam’s Town and Suncoast.
Saturday, February 23
Renowned singer Patti Austin began her solo career in the mid-1970s, earning fame and recognition for her unique and versatile vocals. A mainstay on the Billboard charts, Austin has released 19 solo albums and has performed her award-nominated hit songs at both the Grammys and the Oscars. In 2008, she received a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her critically acclaimed, “Avant Gershwin,” which was also a Top-Five hit on the Billboard Jazz Chart. Austin has also performed her music worldwide in countries like China, Japan, the Philippines and more.
Audiences will enjoy Austin’s performances of her mega hits, including “Baby, Come to Me,” “How Do You Keep the Music Playing,” “The Heat of Heat,” “Every Home Should Have One,” “It’s Gonna Be Special” and more.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $40 plus taxes and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.aliantegaming.com or www.ticketmaster.com; or in-person at Boyd Gaming box offices located inside Aliante, Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Gold Coast, The Orleans, Sam’s Town and Suncoast.
MRKT offers fresh and delectable fare by land, including filet mignon, porterhouse steak and prime rib. By sea, MRKT serves the most sumptuous salmon, lobster, scallops and crab, as well as surf and turf options for diners who want the best of both worlds. The fine dining restaurant also boasts an impressive and extensive wine list, ensuring the perfect pairing for every meal, and brings live entertainment throughout the month. February’s entertainment schedule is as follows (schedule is subject to change):
Fridays and Saturdays in February Live Entertainment 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
About Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa is situated on more than 40 pristine acres within the Aliante master-planned community at Aliante Parkway and Interstate 215. The AAA Four Diamond resort was awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016 and features more than 200 hotel rooms and suites; five signature restaurants; a 650-seat showroom; banquet facilities that can accommodate up to 1,100 people for weddings, conventions and other special events; more than 100,000 square feet of gaming space, a resort-style pool and a 3,500 square-foot spa. More information and reservation details can be found by calling 702.692.7777 or visiting www.aliantegaming.com. Follow Aliante on Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram. Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa is a property of Boyd Gaming. Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.
For more information about Boyd Gaming citywide entertainment, please visit www.boydgaming.com/headliner-event-calendar.