Regional Casinos Give Aging Rockers a Fresh Chance to Shake Their Booty

Bands that no longer top the charts can make a good living at casinos
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KC & the Sunshine Band’s summer concert tour will make almost half of its 23 stops at casinos. That’s just fine with lead singer Harry Wayne Casey. The 63-year-old performer, known for disco-era hits such as (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty and Get Down Tonight, says he likes the facilities at many of the venues—the hotel rooms, the restaurants, and the blackjack tables, where he aims to keep his losses below his performance fee. “I try not to play for free,” he says.

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