By Tom Reardon / NewsBreak Pinal County, AZ
(Pinal County, AZ) Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino hosts various musical guests this summer, beginning on June 11 with Little Joe Y La Familia. The concert series extends into early September with the band, Caifanes.
The events center at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino can accommodate up to 2,052 guests for live concerts with seating in nine sections. Ticket prices
The Little Joe Y La Familia concert on June 11 also features the opening act, Ruben Ramos. Little Joe Y La Familia has been performing their unique brand of Tex-Mex music for over fifty years. The Temple Texas band blends a robust mix of Norteno, country, blues, and rock and roll music and is led by 81-year-old Jose 'Little Joe' De Leon Hernandez, who began performing in 1959.
On July 22, Grammy and Academy Award-nominated band Counting Crows will bring their ‘Butter Miracles’ tour to Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. The band was formed in 1991 in San Francisco, California, and the six-piece band features founding members Adam Duritz (vocals) and David Bryson (guitar). The tour's name refers to the band’s most recent recording, "Butter Miracles, Suite One."
In August, country music singer and guitar player Chris Janson brings his songwriting talent to Ak-Chin’s event center on the 13th. Janson is best known for his 2015 song, “Buy Me A Boat.” The singer released four albums in the past seven years, including the most recent, "All In," which was released in April of 2022.
The following week, the country hits continue when singer/songwriter Josh Turner takes the stage on August 20th. Born in South Carolina, Turner has released nine studio albums during his two-decade career. His song, “Your Man,” has had over 200,000,000 plays on Spotify and was nominated but did not win — the Grammy for Country Album of the Year in 2007. Turner, who also releases gospel music, most recently released the EP "Lovin’ You On My Mind" early this year.
On September 9, Mexico City’s Caifanes brings their charming pop-rock to Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. With influences as far-ranging as the Beatles, King Crimson, the Cure, and Jesus & Mary Chain, Caifanes has been a mainstay on the Mexican music scene for much of the past four decades. The group has been rocking audiences since 1987 and is led by original member Saul Hernandez (guitar/vocals).
Tickets for these concerts can be found by visiting the events page for Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino here. The resort offers a variety of spots to enjoy food, drinks, and gaming. Ticket prices for all shows vary.