Suncoast VIP and Press Event!

Lisa Smith, Suncoast Showroom, Sept 16, 2010 (photo by Erwin Flacks)

This past Thursday, my band and I had the immense privilege of being the opening AND closing entertainment for the Suncoast Hotel & Casino’s private media & VIP event, unveiling their newly renovated, GORGEOUS showroom! Accompanying me were incredible musicians Mike Clark (piano), Gary Olds (drums), Geoff Neuman, (bass) and Mikole Kaar (saxophone). We did about 30 minutes of music at the start of the event (mostly jazz & big band stuff) and then I was given the honor of introducing David Nolan, Assistant General Manager of the Suncoast Hotel & Casino, who said a few words. Following that, the Las Vegas Tenors (Bobby Black, Teddy Davey, Bill Fayne), The fabulous Scintas (Chrissi, Joe, & Frankie Scinta, along with Peter O’Donnell), Kelly Clinton-Holmes & Mollie Tennant (singing the famous Garland/Streisand arrangement of “Happy Days Are Here Again”) and the multi-talented Domenick Allen (former lead singer of Foreigner) each did a number…wow, so much GREAT talent on one stage!!! There was even a special toast given by the one-and-only Cloris Leachman (who is appearing THIS weekend in the showroom). Following the toast, my band went back on stage for another 30 minutes to close out the event. OMG, I had so much fun!!!! Seriously, SO MUCH FUN! Fingers-crossed that I get to do more of these kinds of events… (hint, hint…for anyone out there listening?????) :)