2012 Coyote Country Festival, Ronnie Dunn, American Idol
Coyote Country Fest, featuring country music star Ronnie Dunn and "American Idol" finalists Lauren Alaina and Bucky Covington, returns to the Orleans Arena one night only, Saturday, August 18.
Dunn, half of the legendary duo Brooks & Dunn, released his self-titled debut solo album in June 2011, which quickly rose to the top of the Billboard country charts. In 1988, Dunn's big break came when he won the Marlboro Country Music Contest in Nashville by performing "Boot Scootin' Boogie" and "She's Not the Cheatin' Kind" – two future No. 1 singles for Brooks & Dunn.
In May 2011, at age 16, Alaina was voted the runner-up for season 10 of "American Idol." She released her debut album "Wildflower" in October 2011, which reached No. 2 on the Billboard country charts. The young singer-songwriter sang her first note when she was three years old and wrote her first song at the age of nine.
Covington's self-titled debut album was released in April 2007, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard country charts. The album generated three hit singles on the Billboard charts: "A Different World" at No. 6, "I'll Walk" at No. 10 and "It's Good to Be Us" at No. 11. Covington appeared on season five of "American Idol" in 2006.
Showtime is 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $50 and $65 each plus tax and convenience fees. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Orleans Arena Box Office at 702.284.7777, or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation's leading mid-sized arenas, and was recently ranked No. 1 in the United States and #5 Internationally among venues of similar size by Venues Today Magazine. The Arena hosts more than 200 events each year, including concerts by top names like Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Van Halen, Brooks & Dunn, Black Eyed Peas, Akon and Rihanna; family favorites like The Harlem Globetrotters and Circus Spectacular; and a wide variety of sporting events, including NCAA basketball tournaments, the West Coast Conference and Western Athletic Conference Basketball Championships, mixed martial arts with Superior Cage Combat, and major motorsports events. The arena serves as home to the Las Vegas Wranglers professional ECHL hockey team, the Las Vegas Legends professional indoor soccer team, and the Lingerie Football League's Las Vegas Sin. For information on booking events call 702.365.7469, or visit www.orleansarena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena).