Week of Casino Shows: Opry Country Legends in Mille Lacs

SmithC-10862-cr-Russ-Harrington

You might have written off casino shows as expensive, weird and a pain in the ass to get to. And you’d be sort of right. But they have their own charm—plus casinos are the best places to see the great older country and classic rock artists because, duh, they can afford to pay the artists a ton. This week we’re rounding up some of the best upcoming casino shows that are worth the splurge.

They just don’t make country stars like they used to (sad!), but lucky for any real-country appreciators in Twincy, the real deals—think Merle, Loretta and the like—tour through Minnesota casinos pretty frequently. At Grand Casino Mille Lacs February 21 you can catch three Grand Ole Opry legends onstage: John Conlee, most well known for the country classic “Rose Colored Glasses”; Bill Anderson, whose songs have been covered by everyone from Wanda Jackson to Conway Twitty; and Connie Smith, who is one of the most underrated country ladies there is! (She sang “The Key’s in the Mailbox.”) Head’s up: Loretta is also coming to GCML in late May. Also, just look at John Conlee’s pants.