Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee will host legendary performer and songwriter Paul Anka as he celebrates 60 years of hits Thursday, March 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased at the casino or by calling (800) 218-0007. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
Anka’s first number one hit as a singer/songwriter came at the age of only 16 in 1957 with “Diana.” In each the seven consecutive decades since then, Anka has charted hits in the Billboard Top 100. He has more than 90 million in record sales worldwide and his songs have been performed more than 100 million times.
Anka’s hit songs as a recording artist include “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “Lonely Boy,” “(You’re) Having My Baby,” and “Times of Your Life.” His later achievements as a recording artist include “Hold Me‘Til the Morning Comes,” a hit duet with Peter Cetera in 1983, the Spanish-language album “Amigos” in 1996, and “Body of Work,” a 1998 duets album that featured Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Patti LaBelle, Tom Jones and daughter Anthea Anka.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Anka’s two most recent albums – “Rock Swings” and “Classic Songs, My Way” – featured songs originally created by some of the biggest rock performers of the day, as well as other established artists across several genres. The songs that made the cut include Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life,” Lionel Richie’s “Hello” and Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven.” Even more dramatic were his transformations of “Wonderwall” by Oasis, “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
As a songwriter, Anka’s credits include the English lyrics to Frank Sinatra’s signature song “My Way,” Tom Jones’ number one, million selling hit “She’s A Lady,” and the Academy Award-nominated theme for “The Longest Day,” the 1962 film in which Anka also starred. In 2009, it was revealed that Anka co-wrote Michael Jackson’s posthumous number one worldwide hit, “This Is It,” which has further cemented his place among the most prolific and versatile songwriters of any generation.
About Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee
Open 24/7; 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is Southwest Florida’s premier gaming and entertainment destination. The 51,000-square-foot plus casino offers 1,300 slots, including Tarzan, Wheel of Fortune and Crazy Money, and 38 live table games including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. Dining options include the award-winning 1st Street Deli, Asian fusion restaurant Lucky Mi Noodle House, and The EE-TO-LEET-KE (“The Camp”) Grill. Nightly entertainment is highlighted by the Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, “where the party never ends” featuring nightly live entertainment and no last call. Additional entertainment and events are held at the Seminole Center, an indoor/outdoor special event center featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting system designed by Technomedia Solutions. The new Seminole Casino Hotel is the first upscale hotel to open in or near Immokalee and offers suites and deluxe guestrooms with modern décor and features, plus amenities including a swimming pool with adjacent private Seminole Chickee cabana huts, 24-hour fitness studio, free Wi-Fi, and desk concierge services.
Located at 506 South 1st Street in Immokalee, Seminole Casino Hotel 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 is 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. Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee participates in the Seminole Players Club Wild Card Rewards Program whereby players earn and redeem comp dollars at all Seminole Casinos in Florida. For more information, call toll-free (800) 218-0007 or visit moreinparadise.com or facebook.com/seminoleimmokalee.