Join the New Year “Celebration” with Kool and the Gang at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Monday, 12/31/2012, 10:30 pm –
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
5550 NW 40th Street,
Coconut Creek, Florida 33073
Join the “celebration” and ring in 2013 with Kool and the Gang at The Pavilion at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek on Thursday, December 31 starting at 10:30 p.m. The beloved band will be playing all of South Florida fans favorites throughout the night, up until the ball drops at midnight.
Comprised of Khalis Bayyan and his brother Robert “Kool” Bell joined by Robert “Spike” Mickens, Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, Ricky Westfield, George Brown and Charles Smith, Kool and the Gang created a unique musical blend of jazz, soul and funk. The group solidified their musical chemistry early on by supporting acts like Bill Cosby, Ritchie Havens and Richard Pryor.
Their self-titled 1969 debut album introduced their signature instrumental sound and fierce horn arrangements, spawning their first Billboard R&B charted single, “Kool and the Gang,” and later “Let the Music Take Your Mind.” Their audacious sophomore set Live at the Sex Machine peaked at number six on Billboard’s R&B chart and yielded three hit singles, “Funky Man,” “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight” and “I Want to Take You Higher.”
The band’s stellar reputation grew with each album, and 1973’s gold disc Wild & Peaceful took Kool and the Gang to another level, spurring the immortal party anthems “Funky Stuff,” “Hollywood Swinging” and the platinum smash “Jungle Boogie.” Kool and the Gang saw continued success with the smashes “Open Sesame,” “Get Down On It,” “Take My Heart,” “Let’s Go Dancing,” “Cherish,” and “Fresh,” all helping to solidify the groups’ international stardom.
Kool and the Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. The group has earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums to date.
Tickets start at $90* and are available at www.ticketmaster.com. *Additional fees may apply
About Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
The all-new Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is South Florida’s hottest place to play. With its recent $150 million expansion, the entertainment destination now features 65 table games of live Blackjack, Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Let it Ride and Spanish 21 plus a High-Limit area and lounge on a 100,000-square-foot casino floor. The new second floor non-smoking Stax Poker Lounge offers high stakes no-limit action including Texas Hold ‘em, 7-Card Stud and Omaha Hi Lo tournaments. More than 2,300 Las Vegas-style slots include Wide-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Three new restaurants – the upscale NYY Steak, Sorrisi Italian Restaurant and the New York-style 1st Street Deli – join the award winning Fresh Harvest, Nectar Lounge and Sunset Grill. Taking total guest enjoyment to a new level is The Pavilion, a 1,200-seat concert venue, and the revolutionary Player’s Club showcasing an innovative and immersive experience eliminating wait times. An environmentally friendly garage with solar energy and green art technology offers 2,400 covered parking spaces. An adjacent transportation hub is outfitted with valet service and a bus lounge for ultimate comfort and guest convenience. Open 24/7, 365 days, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at the corner of U.S. 441 (State Road 7) and Sample Road at 5550 NW 40 Street. For more information, call 954-977-6700, visit us online at www.seminolecasinococonutcreek.com or www.facebook.com/seminolecasinocococreek. Follow us on Twitter @SemCasinoCoCo.