Dwight Yoakam announces Bakersfield Beat Vegas residency

Residency will be at Wynn Las Vegas in December 2019

This December, GRAMMY Award-winning entertainment icon Dwight Yoakam will make his Wynn Las Vegas debut with a six night residency, An Evening with Dwight Yoakam & The Bakersfield Beat, at the Encore Theater. Guests can expect to take a journey with songs, sights, and stories through California country music’s dramatic arrival and lasting impact on American pop music culture Wednesday, December 4th – Saturday, December 14th. Tickets for all performances will be available for purchase starting Friday, August 23rd at 10 am PDT at wynnlasvegas.com and the Wynn Las Vegas Box Office.

Yoakam will return to the Encore Theater stage in March 2020 for a three night residency. Tickets for these performances will also be available for purchase starting Friday, August 23rd at 10 am PDT.

Beginning with the Dust Bowl era, Yoakam will take the audience on a musical excursion exploring the history of the sounds associated with Bakersfield, CA through songs and storytelling in this exclusive residency. Yoakam will perform a variety of the music that influenced and created the “Bakersfield” and “California country rock” genres of country music from its early beginnings to its commercial zeniths, in addition to his own original music that was shaped and influenced by this legacy. This unique showcase will reflect the concepts that created his self-curated SiriusXM channel, Dwight Yoakam & The Bakersfield Beat.

Throughout his career, Yoakam has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and is a 21-time nominated, multiple GRAMMY Award winner. Nearly 40 of Yoakam’s singles have charted on Billboard, with 14 peaking in the Top 10. Yoakam is a recipient of the Americana Music Association’s Artist of the Year Award, and this fall he will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in the Songwriter/Artist category at the 49th Anniversary Gala on October 14th.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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