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Published on March 5th, 2016 | by Just Jay

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CAMEO, the Grammy-Nominated FUNK Band Opens Las Vegas Residency at Westgate Las Vegas

Featuring the in-your-face stage presence and classic R&B and funk sounds that helped establish them as one of funk music’s most influential groups, Cameo debuted March 2nd at the renowned Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, launching their first Las Vegas residency after celebrating more than 40 years as a band. Performing Wednesday through Sunday at 7pm inside the Cabaret Theater at Westgate Las Vegas, Cameo fills the room with funk performing the hit songs that made them one of music’s most popular acts in the 1970s and 1980s.

Founded by vocalist Larry Blackmon in the early 1970s, Cameo was comparable to Parliament Funkadelic early on, but eventually established themselves as one of the most influential funk groups of the 1970s and 1980s. Their debut album Cardiac Arrest featured the hit song “Rigor Mortis,” which climbed to number 33 on the Billboard Hot R&B Albums chart and established the group as a mainstay on the dance floor. Beginning in 1979, the band released a string of gold-certified albums, including Secret Omen, Cameosis, which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot R&B Albums chart, Feel Me, Knights of the Sound Table and Alligator Woman.

Their success continued throughout the 1980s, with the release of the gold-certified albums She’s Strange, Single Life and Machismo, as well as their platinum-certified Word Up!, which climbed to number eight on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the group’s most successful album to date. With millions of records sold and a long list of hits, Cameo was a trendsetter throughout their successful career, influencing a number of early R&B and hip-hop acts.

Cameo performs Wednesday through Sunday at 7 p.m. at the Westgate Cabaret inside Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Tickets are $69 for balcony seats, $79 for General Admission, $89 for VIP, and $110 for Meet & Greet tickets, which include a photo with Cameo. All ticket prices include taxes and fees and are available for purchase at the Westgate Box Office, online at WestgateVegas.com, https://www.ticketbat.com/event/cameo or by calling 800-222-5361. Guests must be 18 years or older.

About Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, a legendary world-class destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 225,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports SuperBook®. Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures with eight restaurants including the world-famous Benihana, the award-winning Edge Steakhouse and the newest addition Fresco Italiano. The property features entertainment options in the International Theater and the Westgate Cabaret. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is currently undergoing a $100 million renovation that will encompass every square inch of the property including the addition of 300 timeshare villas, the all-new International Bar, a fully renovated pool deck, 1,200 remodeled Signature Rooms and more. For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to WestgateVegas.com.

About Red Mercury Entertainment
Red Mercury Entertainment is a Las Vegas-based full service entertainment company that provides comprehensive solutions for entertainment, technical direction, box office operations, showroom management and marketing for resort partners and casinos with more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. For more information on Red Mercury Entertainment, visit www.RedMercuryEnt.com.


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