Wild Rose Announces Kenny Rogers to Headline Grand Opening

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Wild Rose Jefferson Announces Kenny Rogers as Grand Opening Headliner

JEFFERSON, Iowa (July 6, 2015) — Wild Rose Jefferson today announced that country icon and pop crossover artist Kenny Rogers will headline the casino’s grand opening entertainment. Rogers will perform on Friday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Greene Room Event Center. Tickets go on sale today on the Wild Rose website. The ticket price is $41.50.

“Kenny Rogers is a legendary entertainer, and we wanted a performer of his stature to celebrate what the people of Greene County and the surrounding area have accomplished over the past two years,” said Gary Kirke, founder and chairman of Wild Rose. “Building a project like this doesn’t happen without the support and effort of the community. This grand opening celebration is really for all the people who worked so tirelessly to make it happen.”

The grand opening celebration takes place over three days, starting on Friday, August 7, at 10 a.m. with “A Token of Our Appreciation Giveaway.” The first 200 people will receive a commemorative .999 fine silver, custom-minted Wild Rose token.

Friday August 7

  • First Dice Roll — craps table, 5 p.m.
  • Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting, 6 p.m., main entrance (weather permitting, rain location Promenade)
  • Brad Morgan, Coaches Corner, 9 p.m. The show is free; no ticket necessary.
  • Fireworks Extravaganza, front parking lot, 10 p.m.

Saturday August 8

  • $5,000 “A Token of Our Appreciation Drawing” — Sign up for Players Club and receive an entry for the drawing. Tokens and cash prizes awarded hourly from 1p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on the casino floor.
  • Brad Morgan, Greene Room Event Center at 8p.m. The show is free; no ticket necessary. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Sunday August 9

  • $5,000 “A Token of Our Appreciation Drawing” — Sign up for Players Club and receive an entry for the drawing. Tokens and cash prizes awarded hourly from 1p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on the casino floor.

“This celebration is designed to live up to our slogan of ‘Small Town Friendly. Big City Wild,’” said Mike Couch, general manager. “We kick off things with Vegas show girls, but the atmosphere will be full of good old fashioned Iowa hospitality.”

About Wild Rose Jefferson:
Wild Rose Jefferson received a gaming license from the IRGC on June 12, 2014. The casino-events center project will add more than 250 jobs to the region with an estimated annual payroll of $7 million. The project features an 18,000-square-foot casino with 536 slot machines and 14 table games. Since 2006, Wild Rose casinos have contributed more than $25 million to nonprofit license holders in Palo Alto and Clinton counties for distribution to local community organizations and projects. Wild Rose casinos in Emmetsburg and Clinton have generated more than $115 million in local and state taxes.

Kenny Rogers Bio
The enduring Country Music Hall of Fame member and pop superstar has endeared music lovers around the globe with his amazing songs, heartfelt performances, distinctive voice, gift for storytelling and universal appeal. Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world, performing songs from his catalog of 24 Number One hits including “The Gambler,” “Lucille,” “Coward of the County,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” “Lady,” “Islands in the Stream,” “She Believes In Me,” “We’ve Got Tonight,” “Daytime Friends,” “Through The Years,” “You Decorated My Life,” and “Buy Me A Rose.”

The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers has played to millions of fans around the world. Incredibly, he has charted a record within each of the last seven decades (’50s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, 2000s, 2010s). He has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, making him one of the Top 10 Best Selling Male Solo Artists of all time, according to the RIAA. Rogers has won many awards for his music and charity work, including three GRAMMY Awards, 19 American Music Awards, 11 People’s Choice Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards and six Country Music Association Awards, including the CMA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

Brad Morgan Bio
Brad Morgan was born and raised in a small Iowa farm town. As a child surrounded by music, he began performing at an early age. By the time he was 19 years old, Brad was playing all over the Midwest. Over the next few years he played venues ranging from bars to sold-out major festivals. At 22, Brad decided to make a change and, on the advice of fellow artists, moved to Nashville to further his career. He has opened for more than 50 of the biggest acts in country music

Brad loves playing shows of all sizes and venues. Primarily a country artist with a smattering of classic and southern rock, Brad provides a little bit of something for everyone, performing both original songs and covers. With crowd favorites such as, “Story County Jail,” “Miles of Our Lives,” “Perfect for Me,” “You, Me, and Templeton Rye,” “Cross Across My Heart,” “and “Catchin’ Nothin’ But a Buzz,” Brad’s unique style shines through.?


For more information, contact:

Jamie Buelt, spokesperson

515-249-1857 · 360-961-0096



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