Casino to host Patti LaBelle

Published 9:01 am Monday, January 24, 2011

The sultry voice of Patti LaBelle will entertain audiences March 19 at the amphitheatre at Wind Creek Casino and Hotel with tickets for the concert going on sale Jan. 24.

Megan Young, public relations coordinator at Wind Creek, announced the event this week.

Ticket prices begin at $35 and will give concert-goers an opportunity to experience the concert in the intimate setting of the amphitheatre. Gates for the event will open at 7 p.m. with the concert at 8 p.m.

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“Beautiful simply does not describe the incomparable force known to the world as Patti LaBelle,” Young said. “As time continues to evolve, the soulful songbird’s name has become synonymous with grace, style, elegance and class. Belting out classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets have created the unique platform of versatility for which Miss Patti is known and revered.”

Born as Patricia Louise Holte, the singer blossomed from a choir member to lead vocalist for Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles and later Labelle, to a solo artist is the same energy that keeps her fire burning even at 63 years of age.

“Each year I grow, and that’s a blessing from God,” LaBelle said. “I do what I can do. I do what I feel God has given me the energy to do, so I just go out there and I do it…It’s not about making money because I don’t need money, but I need to sing. With a voice or without, I’ve got to get on that stage.”

Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster and in Essentials Gift Shoppe located inside Wind Creek Casino and Hotel.