70s Soul Sensations, The Stylistics, Coming to Immokalee

The Stylistics perform at Immokalee Casino soon.

IMMOKALEE, Fla. – Chart-topping “Sweet Philly” band from the 70s, The Stylistics, will perform for one night only as part of their long-awaited 2010 national tour, in a concert at the Seminole Casino Immokalee on Sunday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person (21 years old and over) and available by calling the Seminole Casino Immokalee at 800-218-0007 or at the cashier’s cage. All seats are reserved. Doors to the casino’s event pavilion open at 7:30 p.m.; concert at 8:00 p.m.

Legendary for their R&B, Funk and Soul-infused melodies, The Stylistics’ fans will surely want to sing along to the band’s famous hits on their current U.S. concert tour including: “Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart),” “You Are Everything,” “Betcha by Golly, Wow,” “I’m Stone in Love with You,” “Break Up & Make Up” and “You Make Me Feel Brand New.”

Formed in 1968, vocalists from two Philadelphia soul groups, The Monarchs and The Percussions, merged together to create the band that would later be known as “the Philly group with the sweet love songs.” The Stylistics’ launched into superstardom when they were signed by Avco Records and, soon after, were introduced to producer/songwriter Thom Bell. Their first self-titled album received staggering reviews and broke barriers by releasing an unprecedented six singles to the airwaves. With much credit to Bell, the Stylistics’ first 12 releases topped the U.S. R&B charts during the early 70s.

After great success with their spring 1974 single, “You Make Me Feel Brand New,” the band members decided to make drastic adjustments by hiring a new songwriter/producer, changing their overall sound and signing with a new record label. After four years will Bell, The Stylistics’ hired new producer/songwriter Van McCoy, who lead the musicians on a path of softer tones. In 1976, they were transformed into international superstars when they signed a recording contract with H&L Records.

About Seminole Casino Immokalee
Seminole Casino Immokalee has completed a 43,700-square-foot expansion, bringing it to a total of 75,600 square feet. The casino offers Blackjack, Mini-baccarat, Let It Ride, Pai Gow, Three-Card Poker, Texas Hold ‘em Bonus Poker, and live Poker. The number of high-paying progressive gaming machines and Las Vegas-style slots now total more than 1,100. Seminole Casino Immokalee is the only 24-hour gaming facility in Southwest Florida. It is open 24/7, 365 days per year.

The new, full-service 112-seat New York-style 1st Street Deli serves favorite deli food with nostalgic authenticity. Lunch and dinner is served daily. Zig Zag is a new, approximately 2,000-square-foot lounge with a stage for live acts as well as an area for guest and area disc jockeys. Zig Zag’s decor – as with the entire facility – is tribal, with accent lighting around the soffit and in the decorative planters within a partial wall around the perimeter of the entire lounge. Two, 42-inch television screens and one, 103-inch TV at the bar air favorite sporting events and other entertainment. The popular 5,100-square-foot EE-TO-LEET-KE (“The Camp” in Seminole language) Grill and its accompanying bar were also remodeled.

The Player’s Club too was renovated during the expansion, with seven stations for patron service at the front counter, two plasma televisions for promotions, and two built-in glass cabinets to display Player’s Club prizes. An outdoor 130- by 80-foot event pavilion seating up to 700 guests is utilized for casino VIP promotional and larger entertainment events. As part of the project, approximately 400 well lit new parking spaces were created on 3.7 acres of additional land, bringing the total of parking spaces to 1,360.

Seminole Casino Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florida via I-75, and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the casino. Located between Miami and Naples, north of Alligator Alley on Highway 846, it’s five blocks south of Highway 29. Approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, the casino is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. For directions or other information call toll-free (800) 218-0007; fax (239) 658-0204 or write: 506 South 1st Street, Immokalee, Florida 34142.

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