Site not look beautiful? Click here

Taylor Hicks marks return to Las Vegas, but not (yet) to Bally’s

Image
Taylor Hicks, Joey Fatone and Frankie Moreno at the Stifler show in the Lounge at the Palms on Saturday, July 14, 2012.
Photo: Gabe Ginsberg/Vegas Kool

While we await word by our city’s greatest SEC football tailgate rocker and his possible return to Bally’s, we can report that Taylor Hicks will be back in town this week.

He won’t be at Indigo at Bally’s. Not yet, at least.

Instead, Hicks is the featured entertainment at the Las Vegas Hospitality Association’s 2012 Distinction Awards dinner gala Thursday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The emcee is Las Vegas author Jack Sheehan. The most recent convention-style event Hicks played was the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., where he sang “Takin’ It To the Streets” just before Clint Eastwood took the stage.

Sheehan should offer a more scripted, lacking-in-furniture appearance than did the film legend.

On Friday, Hicks is set to perform at the Auburn vs. LSU Tailgate Concert at the Event Center Downtown in Opelkia, Ala. The show precedes LSU’s game at Auburn’s Jordan-Hare Stadium. Hicks was born in Birmingham and spent three years in study at Auburn before turning his focus on his music career.

His chosen field of study? Journalism. That has us worried …

Follow John Katsilometes on Twitter at Twitter.com/JohnnyKats. Also, follow “Kats With the Dish” at Twitter.com/KatsWiththeDish.

Share
Photo of John Katsilometes

John Katsilometes is a columnist and magazine writer for the Las Vegas Sun and Las Vegas Weekly and editor-at-large for ...

Get more John Katsilometes

Commenting Policy

Previous Discussion:

  • Tommy Wind Theater is a cozy family operation housed in the 21,000-square-foot fortress that was once Club Utopia and most recently Boulevard Theater across from ...

  • Pin Up remains property of the Stratosphere and won’t close unless Strat officials authorize such a move. But with the success of MJ Live, and ...

  • It was a uniquely Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love” Gala type of moment when the guy on the Segway custom-painted with metallic flames arrived ...

  • Get More Kats Report Stories
Top of Story