By Grace Pohl
Staff Intern 

Northern Quest has a variety of entertainment lined up


Blue Oyster Cult brings their classic rock show to Northern Quest Resort and Casino on April 11.

The Northern Quest Resort and Casino has a plethora of entertainment options going into the spring season.

The first is Thursday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. featuring Carlos Mencia. He is a comedian with popular stand-up shows, a Comedy Central series and has made frequent guest appearances on radio and television. He will take the stage to share his take on current events, social issues and politics. The tickets range from $39-$69.

Next up are the Commodores on March 28 at 7:30 p.m. This group is considered one of the most successful fun bands from the 1970s. Their greatest hits are "Brick House" and "Three Times Lady." The tickets range from $59-$79.

On April 4, country artist Sara Evans performs her rescheduled show at 7:30 p.m. She was supposed to perform on Feb. 9, but had to postpone the concert due to illness. All purchased tickets are going to be honored for the new show date and refunds were issued if the new date didn't work for buyers.

Evans grew up in a musical family and started performing at a young age. She debuted on the country music scene in 1997 and has had over 20 chart-topping singles since then. Tickets are $45-$75.

A week later on April 11, Blue Oyster Cult will be taking the Pend Oreille Pavilion Stage at 7:30 p.m. The group is best known for their singles "(Don't fear) The Reaper," "Burnin' for You" and "Godzilla." The band has a unique mix of metal, psychedelic jam and arena rock. They have also been known to incorporate elements of science fiction into their live show. The tickets are $35-$65.

The next event features another rock performers, Dee Snider and Quiet Riot on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Snider was front man of a successful rock band, Twisted Sister, from the 80s and has made a successful career as an actor, commentator and radio personality. Quiet Riot has had new music recorded and released for their dedicated fans. The tickets for the two performers are $45-$65.

On April 29, another country act takes the stage featuring the Charlie Daniels Band at 7:30 p.m. Daniels has a spot in the Country Music Hall of fame and in the Grand Ole Opry after his success in the industry. The band is known for their hit, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." Tickets are $45-$75.

Jay Leno comes to the West Plains on May 6 at 4 p.m. He made his first comedy appearance on the Tonight Show in 1977 to perform his stand-up routine. He eventually became the host of the evening talk show from 1992-2009. The tickets are $59-$89.

A few weeks later on May 24, Kansas performs for the West Plains at 7:30 p.m. The progressive rock band has a new show that features Kansas Radio Classics. People attending the show will hear 70's songs from the radio, Don Kirshner's Rock Concert and MTV.Fans will also enjoy some music off the band's latest studio album, "The Prelude Implicit." The price of admission is $59-$89.

Rounding out the schedule for the spring is Celtic Woman on May 30 at 7:30 p.m. The group is comprised of four young Irish women and they celebrate Ireland's musical and cultural heritage with a repertoire of Irish Classics, contemporary songs and stirring originals. Tickets will be $45-$75.

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