Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa will bring highly-acclaimed entertainers to Access Showroom in May, including “Queen of Comedy” Sommore and contemporary jazz group Spyro Gyra. May entertainment will also include free live performances at Aliante’s fine dining destination, MRKT Sea & Land (Pictured: Sommore)
Friday, May 17
Sommore began her career in the mid-‘90s as the first woman to host BET’s “Comic View.” Soon after, the comedienne’s fame skyrocketed after hosting Russell Simmons’ “Def Comedy Jam” and “Showtime at the Apollo.” She went on to receive the Richard Pryor Award for Comic of the Year. In 2000, Sommore went on to star in the “Queen of Comedy” tour, performing in front of a record-breaking audience of more than 50,000 people in Atlanta, Ga. The movie based on the tour later became the longest-running and highest-rated special in the history of Showtime Networks.
In her more than 20-year career, Sommore has become a trailblazer for women in the comedy business as one of the most successful comedians in the U.S. and abroad. Sommore wrote and produced her own comedy specials “The Queen Stands Alone” and “Chandelier Status,” which both became celebrated, best-selling stand-up films. Sommore recently released her comedy special “A Queen with No Spades” in 2018. She’s also headlined for several comedy tours with comedic icons Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Steve Harvey and Cedric the Entertainer. The “Queen of Comedy” has also been featured in top feature films, including “Soul Plane,” “Family Reunion” and “Friday After Next.”
Showtime is 9 p.m. Tickets start at $35 plus taxes and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.aliantegaming.com or www.ticketmaster.com; or in-person at Boyd Gaming box offices located inside Aliante, Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Gold Coast, The Orleans, Sam’s Town and Suncoast.
Saturday, May 25
Formed in Buffalo, New York, Spyro Gyra is a contemporary jazz group that has been performing for audiences around
the world for more than 40 years. Throughout the group’s career, Spyro Gyra has sold more than 10 million albums and played more than 5,000 shows in five continents.
The jazz group released their 30th and latest album, “The Rhinebeck Session,” in 2013, which received praise from notable Jazz enthusiasts. Audiences will enjoy Spyro Gyra’s live performances of their best-loved hits, including “Morning Dance,” “Catching the Sun,” “Café Amore,” “Shaker Song” and more.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35 plus taxes and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.aliantegaming.com or www.ticketmaster.com; or in-person at Boyd Gaming box offices located inside Aliante, Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Gold Coast, The Orleans, Sam’s Town and Suncoast.
For a full lineup of entertainment acts at Boyd Gaming citywide properties, visit: www.boydgaming.com/headliner-event-calendar.