By GENE STOUT
Snoqualmie Casino, located off I-90 exit 27 near North Bend about 30 minutes east of Seattle, has announced a surprisingly diverse January-February lineup of rock, pop, country and comedy acts at the 11,000-square-foot Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom.
The lineup includes Queensryche (featuring Todd La Torre on lead vocals), The Tubes, War, Burt Bacharach, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Mel Tillis and Eddie Money, as well as The Stars of Saturday Night Live (featuring Don Novello, Don Piscopo and Victoria Jackson), The Commodores, Sharon Corr (of Celtic-pop group The Corrs) and Beatles tribute group BeatleMania.
Bacharach, with lyricist Hal David, created such classic songs as “Walk On By” (1964), “I Say a Little Prayer” (1967) and “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” (1968).
Novello, featured with The Stars of Saturday Night Live, is best known as Father Guido Sarducci, who conducted weddings at Bumbershoot in years past. In the 1980 video below, Novello (as Sarducci) shares his comic views about saving money on higher education in the comedy routine “Five Minute University.”
For ticket prices and additional information about the winter shows, visit the Snoqualmie Casino website here. Here’s the January-February lineup:
Queensryche: Renowned progressive heavy metal band with local roots.
When: Friday, January 3, at 8 p.m.
The Tubes: The San Francisco-based band lights up the stage with more than three decades of rock.
When: Friday, January 10, at 8 p.m.
WAR: American funk band brings “Low Rider,” “Spill the Wine” and more of their top hits to the ballroom.
When: Sunday, January 12, at 7 p.m.
Jonny Lang: Singer, songwriter and guitarist lights up the Casino with his signature blues, rock and gospel music.
When: Thursday, January 16, at 7 p.m.
Burt Bacharach: GRAMMY and Academy award-winning composer, pianist, singer and songwriter.
When: Thursday, January 23, at 7 p.m.
CCR (Creedence Clearwater Revisited): Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rhythm section from the legendary Creedence Clearwater Revival.
When: Wednesday, January 29, at 7 p.m.
Mel Tillis: American country singer and songwriter with decades of chart-topping hits.
When: Thursday, February 6, at 7 p.m.
Eddie Money: American rock guitarist famous for many songs including “Take Me Home Tonight.”
When: Sunday, February 9, at 7 p.m.
The Stars of Saturday Night Live: Joe Piscopo, Victoria Jackson and Don Novello.
When: Thursday, February 13 at 7 p.m.
The Commodores: A night of funk and soul feom this legendary band.
When: Sunday, February 16, at 7 p.m.
Sharon Corr: Lead member of the Corrs, Sharon performs Celtic pop-rock often with violin, piano and guitar.
When: Thursday, February 20, at 7 p.m.
BeatleMania: One of the most celebrated Beatle’s tribute bands shares its iconic songs in the ultimate celebration of the ’60s.
When: Thursday-Friday, February 27 and 28, at 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 1, at 8 p.m.