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Entertainment Arena at G2E

2014 information coming soon!

The Entertainment Arena at G2E is a specialty area that highlights the importance of entertainment as a critical and growing non-gaming amenity within the industry. The Entertainment Arena at G2E includes manufacturers of the latest in professional audio and lighting, staging and projection/video products as well as entertainment agents, promoters, independent producers, production companies, touring artists and attractions

Want to Exhibit?

Plus, stop by the Entertainment Showcase Stage to see a diverse line up of musical and variety entertainers. It’s the best place to discover your next successful casino act!

And don’t miss the Entertainment Showcase Stage Happy Hour--network and have a cocktail. Tickets for a complimentary cocktail will be available from showcasing artists at their booths or at the Showcase Stage while supplies last.

2013 Entertainment Showcase Stage Artists Lineup

Variety Artist Showcases

The Martin and Lewis Tribute Show
Emcees

The Martin and Lewis Tribute Show

The Martin and Lewis Tribute Show" is in a class all its own. Never have two artists captured the very essence and chemistry of the celebrities they perform, as have Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis. These two incredible performers have each had success on their own. Read More


Autumn Morning Star

The Basket Dance

If you can only choose one: Autumn Morning Star and Company is the Native American Comedy Magic and Illusion show you want! The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian says: "Autumn Morning Star is a cultural gem!" A consummate professional with many years of casino stage experience, Morning Star's presentation reflects the spirit of her Blackfeet and Choctaw heritage through her eloquent performances ... Read More


Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Recognized as one of the world’s top ten ventriloquists Kevin is well known from his appearance on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. More than 18 million viewers were amazed by his “Godzilla Theater” and Simon Cowell told Kevin, “America loves you.” Kevin has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. Kevin started at San Diego’s Legoland California Theme Park where he performed 8,824 shows in nine years. He was twice honored as the “Best Male Performer” at ANY amusement park in the world. From corporate events to cruise ships, theatres to casinos Kevin has always been known for his “clean comedy” and is loved and appreciated by audiences of all ages. Read More


Jack, Robert & Danny
A Tribute to Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro & Danny DeVito

Jack, Robert & Danny

Your guests will be doing double takes when Jack, Robert and Danny stroll through your casino, pop-up at your player’s club event or appear in your showroom!

No, it’s not movie icons Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro or Danny DeVito. It’s world-famous celebrity impersonators Jack Bullard.... Read More


Cirque Zuma Zuma

Cirque Zuma Zuma

As seen on America's Got Talent, Get a jump on the action and book, Cirque/Zuma Zuma. Zuma Zuma Acrobatic Troupe is made up of professional acrobats from Nairobi (Kenya). The group has performed at public events, charity events, corporate and government functions in several hotels and resorts including Hilton, Safari Park and Intercontinental Hotels. They have entertained several heads of states from Kenya, China and Swaziland and have toured Africa, Europe, Middle East and now America. Read More


Musical Artist Showcases

Murray SawChuck
Emcee

Murray SawChuck

Direct from his nightly show at the New Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas! Internationally acclaimed award winning magician Murray SawChuck who dazzled the judges and 22 million people as a finalist on “America’s Got Talent” and currently appears on The History Channel’s #1 rated series “Pawn Stars” . You can also see him in the near future on Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’, Game Show Networks ‘Lets’ Make a Deal’, and Discovery Televisions ‘Top Gear USA’. Read More


Matteo Setti

Matteo Setti

For nearly 20 years Matteo Setti has performed on international stages and recorded singles for such renowned record labels as Sony/BMG and Walt Disney.

In 2001, Setti starred in the Italian production of Rent, produced by Luciano Pavarotti, before taking on the role of the poet Gringoire in the first-ever Italian production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which toured Italy from 2002 to 2009. Read More


Decoy

Decoy

With roots stretching from all across the country, the next big band to hit the pop/rock scene has finally come together in Des Moines, Iowa! Decoy's limitless musical talent will take you on an amazing journey with spell-binding vocal melodies; solid groove rhythms and blues guitar leads cascading over top each instant classic song. Decoy creates its own unique sound from an eclectic mix of influences, building a live show that gets everyone in the audience dancing and singing along. Read More


The Nikhil Korula Band

THE NIKHIL KORULA BAND

Blending the sounds of calypso, rock, reggae, African and Latin grooves, the Nikhil Korula Band has been gathering worldwide attention one fan at a time. From their diverse backgrounds and musical influences, this unique sextet infuses extraordinary musicianship with irresistible dance jams, a combination that has been selling out such iconic venues as the House of Blues, Apollo Theater, Viper Room & The Roxy. Read More


La Original Banda El Limon

La Original Banda El Limon

Represented by Universal Latin Booth # E201
http://universallatinartist.com


Casino Entertainment Awards at G2E

The Casino Entertainment Awards at G2E 2013

The 2013 Casino Entertainment Awards at G2E were presented in the historic showroom at the Plaza Hotel & Casino.

Louie Anderson

The 2013 G2E Casino Entertainment Awards were hosted by Emmy® award-winning comedian Louie Anderson. The Casino Entertainment Awards at G2E are the only industry awards honoring outstanding artists, executives and venues in the casino entertainment industry.

Plaza

2013 Award Winners:

  • Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year: Vinyl at Hard Rock Las Vegas
  • Casino Arena/Amphitheater of the Year: Mohegan Sun Arena
  • Casino Entertainment Executive of the Year: Tom Cantone, Mohegan Sun
  • Casino Independent Talent Buyer of the Year: Brian Knaff, Talent Buyers Network
  • Casino Booking Agent of the Year: Steve Levine, ICM Partners
  • Casino Comedian of the Year: George Wallace
  • Casino Musical Artist of the Year: Rick Springfield
  • Casino Entertainer of the Year: Motley Crue

Autumn Morning Star

The Basket Dance

If you can only choose one: Autumn Morning Star and Company is the Native American Comedy Magic and Illusion show you want! The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian says: "Autumn Morning Star is a cultural gem!" A consummate professional with many years of casino stage experience, Morning Star's presentation reflects the spirit of her Blackfeet and Choctaw heritage through her eloquent performances, hilarious comedy, and fabulous music. Autumn Morning Star and Company currently tours Europe, Asia, and the Americas, presenting fabulous shows in five different languages!

Morning Star is pictured on the cover of the September 2013 M-U-M Magazine and featured in an 8-page story. This is the International Magician's Magazine for the Society of American Magicians, which was founded by Harry Houdini.

Autumn Morning Star was also selected by the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of the American Indian for her work as an outstanding cultural performer in "Shadow of the Wind". Autumn Morning Star and Company has extensive experience with casinos and VIP audiences! We bring them in, give them GREAT entertainment, and send them quickly back to the gaming floor feeling AWESOME! We know how to give you great ROI for your entertainment dollars with Indian Country's Premier Comedy Magic Show!

For more information, please come by our booth E300-A in Entertainment Alley at G2E 2013!

Website - www.magicmorningstar.com
Youtube Demo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSG5XN_YmWI

Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Recognized as one of the world’s top ten ventriloquists Kevin is well known from his appearance on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. More than 18 million viewers were amazed by his “Godzilla Theater” and Simon Cowell told Kevin, “America loves you.” Kevin has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. Kevin started at San Diego’s Legoland California Theme Park where he performed 8,824 shows in nine years. He was twice honored as the “Best Male Performer” at ANY amusement park in the world. From corporate events to cruise ships, theatres to casinos Kevin has always been known for his “clean comedy” and is loved and appreciated by audiences of all ages.

Website - www.GigSalad.com/kevin_johnson_los_angeles
Phone Number - 866.788.GIGS
Email - book@gigsalad.com
Contact - Devin Wright

Jack, Robert & Danny
A Tribute to Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro & Danny DeVito

Jack, Robert & Danny

Your guests will be doing double takes when Jack, Robert and Danny stroll through your casino, pop-up at your player’s club event or appear in your showroom!

No, it’s not movie icons Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro or Danny DeVito. It’s world-famous celebrity impersonators Jack Bullard, Robert Nash and Stu Gordon.

R.L. "Jack" Bullard is one of the world’s top Jack Nicholson look-a-like, sounds-like impersonators. He was chosen as "The Official Jack Nicholson Impersonator" for The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO, the home and inspiration for Stephen King's "”The Shining."

Impressionist Robert Nash is currently appearing at The D Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and has appeared as “Bobby” in numerous television shows and films, including “Counting Cars,” “Top Gear,” “3 Days in Vegas,” “Beyond The Game” and “Grudge Match.”

Looking and acting like he just stepped out of a “Taxi,” Stu Gordon kicked off his career in 1988 on “Live! With Regis” and has been featured worldwide in numerous TV commercials, plus personal appearances at casinos, conventions, corporate events and state fairs.

Whether you need an emcee, red carpet “celebrities” or a unique “meet and greet” casino promotion, Jack, Robert and Danny will have your guests saying, “Hey, isn’t that…?”

Cirque Zuma Zuma - As seen on America's Got Talent

Zuma

Direct from his nightly show at the New Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas! Internationally acclaimed award winning magician Murray SawChuck who dazzled the judges and 22 million people as a finalist on “America’s Got Talent” and currently appears on The History Channel’s #1 rated series “Pawn Stars” . You can also see him in the near future on Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’, Game Show Networks ‘Lets’ Make a Deal’, and Discovery Televisions ‘Top Gear USA’.

Affordable African Cirque Style spectacle
Audiences and critics in Europe and Australia agree - Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything they have ever seen before. Many describe it as an African-style Cirque du Soleil; such is the standard of the performers and the quality of the show's musical score. You will not book a better show with such class, excitement and production value. Be the first. This show can be tailored to fit your size venue and your budget from 20 minutes to 120 minutes. We plan to bring you years of talented Kenya productions from the Zuma Zuma acrobats to a full Affordable African Cirque Style spectacle.

While other shows might claim to be authentic African productions, we are the only truly 100 percent African show on the road – the greatest African show on Earth.

An Exciting Opportunity for All Entertainment Buyers
After sell-out seasons in Europe and an extended debut runs in Australia, and season 2011 finalists on America’s Got Talent, Cirque Zuma Zuma is ready to wow your audiences.
Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything they have ever seen before. Many describe it as an African-style Cirque du Soleil; Our current production features limbo w fire or knives, drumming, foot juggling, contortion, acrobatics, tumbling, comedy routines, vertical pole and so much more. While other shows might claim to be authentic African productions, we are the only truly 100 percent African shows on the road – the greatest African show on Earth. It truly is a unique twist on entertainment – and a natural fit for all audiences of all age groups.

Every show will be tailored to fit your date and budget. I have been so proud to represent this fabulous show. They will knock your socks off!

Website - www.GigSalad.com/zumazuma
Phone Number - 866.788.GIGS
Email - book@gigsalad.com
Contact - Devin Wright

The Martin and Lewis Tribute Show

Martin and Lewis

The Martin and Lewis Tribute Show" is in a class all its own. Never have two artists captured the very essence and chemistry of the celebrities they perform, as have Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis. These two incredible performers have each had success on their own.

Having spent the last 27 years performing throughout Australia, Tony Lewis has created a name for himself as the quintessential Jerry Lewis tribute artist. His one-man show has sold out countless venues and has earned him the respect as one of Australia's best entertainers.

Since his first appearance at the Dean Martin Festival in 1998, Tom Stevens has earned his title as "The Best Dean Martin Tribute Artist", even Dean's daughter Deana said "I've never seen anybody look and sound more like my Daddy." Having spent the last 11 years in Las Vegas, Tom has amazed audiences with his uncanny tributes to over 100 celebrities.

Together they are undeniably a one of a kind show that will make you feel as if Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are still performing together today. Not only will this show bring back memories to those who remember the Martin and Lewis era but will also entertain a whole new generation of fans who will grow to respect the talents of Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis as two of the world's best tribute artists.

This show guarantees to leave your audience, whether it is a casino venue, local theater, corporate event or private party, thanking you for a night of laughter, great music, and true professionalism at its best. If you have any questions or inquiries, please fill out the section below and we will be happy to discuss how we can enhance your event and have your guests talking about it for years to come.

Murray SawChuck

Murray SawChuck

Direct from his nightly show at the New Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas! Internationally acclaimed award winning magician Murray SawChuck who dazzled the judges and 22 million people as a finalist on “America’s Got Talent” and currently appears on The History Channel’s #1 rated series “Pawn Stars” . You can also see him in the near future on Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’, Game Show Networks ‘Lets’ Make a Deal’, and Discovery Televisions ‘Top Gear USA’.

Murray’s star power has exploded onto the entertainment scene with the charisma, personality and talent of an entertainer born to be on stage and screen, after his successful run as a semi-finalist on NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent.” The #1 network summer series was viewed by over 22 million fans nationwide. Murray dazzled the judges: Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel by producing a Ferrari from thin air, transforming a girl locked in a cage into a 450 pound tiger and did the largest trick ever on “AGT” by vanishing an entire 1918 steam train Locomotive in mere seconds. All of these illusions took place before a “live” and national “TV” audience, and brought standing ovations from the judges.

Murray currently guest stars on the “hit” History Channel TV series “Pawn Stars” as a magic expert, and hosts the “live” “Pawn Stars” shows in venues throughout the country. He recently completed filming 5 episodes of a new kids’ TV series called “The Jadagrace Show.” Murray plays a comical re-occurring role on the show as “Murray the Magician.”

Murray co-starred on the popular VH1-TV series “Celebracadabra” highlighting pairs of magicians and celebrities who competed for $100 hundred thousand dollars and the title of “Best Celebrity Magician.” He has guest-starred on the comedy TV series “Reno 911” and NBC-TV’s “Last Comic Standing, TLC’s ‘4 Houses’ & ‘What Not To Wear’.

Murray has performed in concerts worldwide, and has headlined at the historic Magic Castle in Hollywood, California and is honored to have just celebrated his 1 year anniversary at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas strip.

Matteo Setti

Matteo Setti

For nearly 20 years Matteo Setti has performed on international stages and recorded singles for such renowned record labels as Sony/BMG and Walt Disney.

In 2001, Setti starred in the Italian production of Rent, produced by Luciano Pavarotti, before taking on the role of the poet Gringoire in the first-ever Italian production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which toured Italy from 2002 to 2009.

In 2010, he starred as the lead in the musical comedy Casanova, Love and Intrigue in Venice, produced by fashion designer Pierre Cardin. The show was staged at the Opera House in Athens, the Kremlin theater in Moscow and in Paris.

In 2011, Setti recorded a rare Vatican-approved single that aired in over 60 countries on the morning of Pope John Paul’s beatification.

Setti’s two major focuses for 2012 and 2013 have been to record contemporary original tracks and internationally known standards while working on his new live project. The show premiered at the Milan Blue Note February 21, 2013 and debuted in Dubai in March. In May 2013, Setti also performed by personal invitation at Venice's prestigious Biennale arts exhibition.

Dates are in the works for Matteo Setti's 2014 tour of the US and Europe.

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MatteoSettiOfficial
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matteosettiofficialpage

US Contacts

Krissy Gasbarre - Director of North American Operations
krissy@matteosetti.com

Paul Foley -Manager
pfoley112@gmail.com

Decoy

Decoy

With roots stretching from all across the country, the next big band to hit the pop/rock scene has finally come together in Des Moines, Iowa! Decoy's limitless musical talent will take you on an amazing journey with spell-binding vocal melodies; solid groove rhythms and blues guitar leads cascading over top each instant classic song. Decoy creates its own unique sound from an eclectic mix of influences, building a live show that gets everyone in the audience dancing and singing along.

The vocals are set by Chris Ranallo and Brian Herrin, whose eclectic and soulful harmonies are mind-blowing, to say the least. After listening to the catchy melodies you'll find yourself humming along and craving more! Chris also rocks an acoustic guitar with a jazz/funk styling unlike anything ever heard before. Brian does double duty, masterfully playing the keyboards and being the cement that holds this musical wall together. On lead guitar, Micah Wagner makes the message ring through with huge blues/rock infused guitar solos. William Fix Brown II lays down the low end on bass guitar with his solid groove and straight forward skill. And finally, Mike Woods on drums is always displaying his explosive, yet refined, drumming style.

The last couple of years have been nothing but hard work for these guys, who have been collectively making a living doing what they love most - playing music. Decoy has had the honor of playing all over the Midwest and opening for or playing alongside, some of the best musicians in the music business. Decoy has truly earned their right to be called musicians.

Now, with their first full length album “Nothing to Lose” out, the band is on a relentless tour to show the world their amazing sound and live show. Needless to say these guys have hit the ground running and have no plans of letting up anytime soon!

Brian Herrin - Vocals / Keyboard
Chris Ranallo - Vocals / Acoustic Guitar
Fix Brown II - Bass Guitar
Micah Wagner - Lead Guitar
Mike Woods – Drums

Booking Contact:
Gus Ramirez
Gus.iowa@gmail.com
515-779-0922

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/decoyiowa

The Nikhil Korula Band

"Music that makes your soul groove..."

THE NIKHIL KORULA BAND

lending the sounds of calypso, rock, reggae, African and Latin grooves, the Nikhil Korula Band has been gathering worldwide attention one fan at a time. From their diverse backgrounds and musical influences, this unique sextet infuses extraordinary musicianship with irresistible dance jams, a combination that has been selling out such iconic venues as the House of Blues, Apollo Theater, Viper Room & The Roxy. Due to its ever-increasing fan following, this vibrant musical act has traveled all over the world playing festivals like Bonnaroo & Summerfest, performing on college campuses and jamming at clubs, both big and small. In the 9 years they have been together, the NK Band has been honored to play with some of today’s most accomplished performers as John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Ben Harper, Los Lonely Boys, Tim Reynolds, Dave Matthews Band, O.A.R, Page McConnell of PHISH, Colin Hay (Men At Work), Rusted Root, Colbie Caillat, Les Claypool, Sara Bareilles, Erykah Badu, The Roots and many more. At the time of their inception, a few band members even played in a tribute concert for rock legend Carlos Santana, featuring Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.

Classically trained in voice from the age of 5, founding frontman Nikhil Korula lent his dulcet tones to sing with the likes of opera giants such as Placido Domingo and pop stars Barry Manilow and the late Luther Vandross and even sang for one of Danny Elfman’s film scores in addition to performing at the 32nd Annual Grammy® Awards with Mike and the Mechanics. However, his creative talents drew him to the intense world of jazz and improvisation which led to his playing many acoustic sets throughout Los Angeles. This experience in turn helped him to collaborate with some of the city’s finest jazz musicians to form the Nikhil Korula Band (NK Band).

The music of the NK Band soars seamlessly across a world of influences, lifting listeners to a plane of joy and positivity. Through their electrifying concerts the band pushes musical boundaries with its improvisation, making each live performance unforgettable. As a result, the enthralled audience is left with a feeling they will never forget. In their first year of performing together, the band sold out of their debut EP, a 5 song CD that still makes waves on the college scene. This success propelled the NK Band to record a full-length album at Ocean Way Studios in Hollywood, following in the footsteps of incredible recording artists, Beck, Paul McCartney and Radiohead. The intricately crafted songs on their album, THE WAY THINGS WORK, underscore the band’s message of love, honor, peace and promise, most needed in our troubled time. In the short span of its existence, several NK Band tracks from their 2010 release, LIVE VIBES ("If I Could," "All Up To You," "Lift Your Head," "Livin’," "Sunrise" and "Love Will Make Your Day") have been played on AAA and college radio stations around the country and all over the world. In 2012, the Nikhil Korula Band released one of their finest albums to date, MUSIC OF THE NEW DAY, by going back into the studio to record 15 new songs, all of which were recorded to analog tape and fueled with explosive performances and numerous special guests. That in turn, led to front man Nikhil Korula recording a 5 song EP called SOLO SESSIONS with 2 members of the Dave Matthews Band, Butch Taylor & Jeff Coffin which was released in July '13. One of the songs from SOLO SESSIONS, "Fade Away," is currently #14 on the Hot AC charts, alongside Bruno Mars, Maroon 5 and Justin Timberlake. With dedicated fans, exceptional live shows, and consistently remarkable songwriting, the Nikhil Korula Band continues to have a remarkable effect and amazing impact on audiences globally.

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/NJK1227?feature=watch

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