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April Wine replaced by Jack Russell's Great White at Horseshoe Bay

April Wine had to cancel concerts after lead singer Myles Goodwyn became ill
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ST. IGNACE, Mich. – Performer Lita Ford and hard rock band Jack Russell’s Great White will kick off the 2017 Summer Series at Kewadin Casino St. Ignace on Saturday, June 24. Tickets can be purchased online at, the Kewadin Box Office or the Kewadin St. Ignace gift shop for $18 or $28.

April Wine, which had been scheduled to perform, had to cancel a number of shows after lead singer Myles Goodwyn became ill. The Canadian band has released 15 solo albums over 40 years and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. April Wine expressed regret that they won’t be able to perform June 24.

“We are truly disappointed at not being able to perform in the Upper Peninsula for so many of our fans,” said Goodwyn.  “It is our sincere hope at some point we can reschedule the show date to bring our brand of rock to our loyal fans.”

Lita Ford will perform songs from her entire catalog, including material from her latest solo release Living Like a Runaway.  This British-born rocker grew up in Los Angeles before breaking into the music industry thanks to her role as a founding member of The Runaways. Ford began her career as a solo artist following the breakup of The Runaways in 1980. Ford has produced six solo albums.

Jack Russell’s Great White also will perform. The former lead singer for Great White, Jack Russell, now performs with his new band, captivating audiences with a string of pop, hard rock and heavy metal songs that will be instantly recognizable. Fans will hear their best hits including “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”, “Rock Me”, and “Save Your Love”.  Jack also released his new album He Saw It Comin’ in January 2017, his first new release in 8 years.

“Lita Ford and Jack Russell’s Great White are crowd favorites,” said Russ McKerchie, Kewadin Casinos’ Entertainment Manager. “While we’re sorry April Wine had to cancel, we’re expecting these groups and their high-energy performance will draw a large crowd.”

Lita Ford and Jack Russell’s Great White are only two of the entertainment acts Kewadin Casinos is bringing to the Upper Peninsula. Upcoming shows include Starship July 14 at Kewadin Sault Ste. Marie, the Demolition Derby August 5 at Kewadin St. Ignace and Josh Turner August 18 at Kewadin St. Ignace. In recent months, Kewadin Casinos Sault Ste. Marie and Kewadin Casinos St. Ignace have been the sites of performances by Air Supply, Jeff Carson, Bret Michaels and Howie Mandel, as Kewadin continues to be a premier entertainment venue in the U.P.

Besides Kewadin Casino St. Ignace, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians owns and operates casinos in Sault Ste. Marie, Manistique, Christmas and Hessel.

Located in one of the most scenic regions of North America, Kewadin Casinos currently offers 2,031 slot machines, 55 table games, hotels, dining and other amenities at five properties in Michigan’s eastern and central Upper Peninsula. Owned and operated by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Kewadin Casinos are the premier gaming destinations for people who live in and visit the Upper Peninsula, which is bordered on the south by Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, on the west by Wisconsin, and on the north by Lake Superior and Canada.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit or at the Kewadin Box Office, 906-635-4917 or 1-800-539-2346 (1-800-KEWADIN).


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