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Hot Summer Nights at Paragon in July

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MARKSVILLE, La., (KALB News Channel 5) – Paragon Casino Resort is pleased to announce its Hot Summer Nights concert series during the month of July. Every Thursday in July Paragon will feature an artist in the Mari Showroom. Doors open at 7 pm and show begins at 8 pm each night. Tickets are $10 per show or if you purchase before July 3rd you can pay one price for all five shows for $35, a total savings of $15. Tickets are on sale now.

Schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 3 - New Orleans five piece party cover band, The Chee Weez, will rock the party out playing some of the best pop/rock songs from artists such as The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey and Rascal Flats. They highlight pop/rock hits from the 1970’s through today. They’ll visually and musically entertain the audience as part of their skits involves radical make-up and hilarious costumes featuring superheroes, patriotic and sport themes. Get ready for an energetic group with lots of crowd involvement, pyro and lights!

Thursday, July 10-J Paul, Jr and the Zydeco Nubreeds featuring Cupid will perform zydeco and R&B Hits. J Paul, Jr. and his band, the Zydeco Nubreeds, started to make their mark on the music scene not long after frontman Paul pulled the band together in his native Houston in 1995. Three years later, he and the Nubreedz were named Best Newcomer of the Year and took home the Clifton Chenier Music Award. Cupid delivers a variety of R&B soul, country-blues and hip-hop wrapped up into a melting pot collaboration of dance music. His music style is evident in his hit single, “The Cupid Shuffle,” which is probably the most popular line dance and wedding song of this decade.

Thursday, July 17- The KISS Tribute Band, Rock and Roll Over will perform some of the most popular hits from the 1970’s and 1980’s rock era where rockers and fans alike dressed in flamboyant outfits and black and white face paint. The Rock and Roll Over show will deliver over the top, energetic KISS performances that rock fans have come to love. Guests can expect to see KISS inspired guitars, costumes and awesome vocals by the Dallas, Texas natives.

Thursday, July 24 - Big Smo is busting on the scene all the way from Tennessee. Big Smo will perform his unique musical style of country rap music, better known as hick-hop to a much anticipated crowd. His rendition of hick-hop was described by a reviewer in this aspect: If Kid Rock and Run D.M.C had a love child; he would be named Big Smo. Smo’s debut album “Kuntry Livin” was released in 2014 on Warner Brothers Nashville and has charted on country and rap Billboards. From this album, his first single “Workin” is dubbed the boots-on-blue collar anthem. It has garned a huge internet and fan base following who Smo calls his “kinfoke.” The life of Big Smo (John Smith) is featured in the new hit TV reality series on A&E every Wednesday.

Thursday, July 31, Wayne Toups is a native of Crowley, LA. He’s famous for combining Zydeco, Cajun and R&B. These genres fused together equal “ZydeCajun.” Zydeco enthusiasts get the best of all worlds including a Cajun spicy blend of folk, rock and R&B styles. Born to a French-speaking rice farmer in Crowley, LA, Toups was reared in bayou music from boyhood. In 2010, he was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, and in 2011, Gulf Coast Hall of Fame and Cajun French Music Hall of Fame. Toups’ high energy performances and rocking flow has kept his audiences entertained as he’s sold out shows across the country. He was selected to sing the theme song for TV's Broken Badges series and his "Two Step Mamou" appeared on the soundtrack of the hit movie Steel Magnolias.

Tickets are available through, LA 1 Market, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. For more information about other upcoming events at Paragon Casino Resort, please visit

About Paragon Casino Resort

Paragon Casino Resort celebrated its 20th Year Anniversary on June 4, 2014! Since opening our doors in 1994, we’ve strived to provide the most entertaining gaming destination in the South. Over the past 20 years, our amenities and services have been expanded to create the ultimate gaming experience. The best is yet to come.

Paragon features an impressive lineup of luxury amenities and attractions including a 531 room hotel; a full-service spa and salon; an eighteen hole golf course with fully stocked pro-shop and grillroom; an indoor tropical pool with swim-up bar; a soaring retail atrium with “living” bayou and live alligators; a three-screen cinema; the Atrium Bar with ice bar; seven restaurants; a daiquiri bar; a full-service RV resort with 205 slips and 30 cabins; Kids Quest child care activity center; arcade; over 75,000 square feet of meeting space; and three retail shops.

With more than 1,600 Las Vegas-style slot machines and over 64,000 square feet of gaming action, Paragon also features a state-of-the-art off track betting center, as well as over 44 table games, including Craps, Blackjack, Roulette and an eight-table poker room. Paragon also has a free player’s club membership program.

Paragon Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. For more information, please visit and follow Paragon Casino Resort on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

Upcoming entertainment includes:

Thursday, July 3 Chee-Wiz Tickets $10

Saturday, July 5 Clay Walker Tickets $20

Thursday, July 10 J-Paul & Zydeco Nubreed w/Cupid Tickets $10

Thursday, July 17 Kiss Tribute Band Tickets $10

Thursday, July 24 Big Smo Tickets $10

Thursday, July 31 Wayne Toups Tickets $10

Sunday, August 31 Jeff Dunham Tickets $75

Pelican Stage: (Shows begin at 9 pm & end at 1 am) Free Admission

The Paul and Pete Band Friday, June 20 & Saturday, June 21

The Jeremy Graham Band Friday, June 27 & Saturday, June 28

Cypress City Thursday, July 3-Saturday, July 5

Phil Vaught Friday, July 11 & Saturday, July 12

Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Friday, July 18 & Saturday, July 19

Kip Sonnier Friday, July 25 & Saturday, July 26

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