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5 live entertainment events coming to Southern California casinos March 27-April 2

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Whether you want to dance to a country music hit that went viral on TikTok, stir up some laughs with big-name stand-up comedians or dance to some cumbias, there’s a diverse crop of live entertainment coming to Southern California casinos the week of March 27-April 2.

Be sure to check the official websites for the latest concert information.

Walker Hayes

After finding some moderate success early on in his career with songs like “Pants” and “Why Wait for Summer,” country singer Walker Hayes’ big break didn’t come until 2021 with the release of the song, “Fancy Like,” a track that became a viral hit on TikTok. The song reached No. 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was used in a national ad campaign for the restaurant chain Applebee’s. 8 p.m. Friday, March 31 at Spotlight 29 Casino, 46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella. $75-$120. 760-775-5566.

Dane Cook

The stand-up comic will bring his long-form storytelling routine to the casino crowd. Cook got his first big break in 2005 when he released “Harmful If Swallowed” on Comedy Central Records. It was the first time in 27 years that a comedian had an album in the top five on the Billboard charts, the last time being Steve Martin’s “A Wild and Crazy Guy” in 1978. Cook is also an actor and has appeared in films like “Waiting,” “Good Luck Chuck” and “My Best Friend’s Girl.” 8 p.m. March 31 at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino, 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland. $45-$85; 21-and-older only. 909-864-5050.

Marlon Wayans

Part of the famous Wayans family, Marlon is an actor, comedian, writer and producer, who first appeared on television and film in the late ’90s and early ’00s. Wayans has appeared on television shows like “The Wayans Bros.” and in the “Scary Movie” and “White Chicks” comedy films. 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at Soboba Casino Resort, 22777 Soboba Road, San Jacinto. $65-$150. 951-665-1000.

Kevin James

Actor Kevin James cut his teeth in comedy clubs before going on to be a Primetime Emmy Award-winning actor, known for his role as Doug Heffernan, the lead on “The King of Queens,” from 1998-2007. He’s also appeared in several feature films including “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry.” His most recent stand-up special, “Kevin James: Never Don’t Give Up,” was released on Netflix in 2018. 8 p.m. April 1 at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. $80-$175. 800-514-3849. He’s also performing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2 at Pechanga Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. $165. 877-711-2946.

La Sonora Santanera La Nueva Sangre and Rocio La Dama De La Cumbia Y Su Sonora

La Sonora Santanera La Nueva Sangre is known for the hints of salsa and tropical styles that drive their sound. Some of the band’s hits include “En Un Beso La Vida,” “Hasta Que Llegaste Tu” and “Un Viejo Amor.” The Guatemalan group Rocio La Dama De La Cumbia will also perform. Lead singer Rocio grew up in Santa Ana and was a part of Century High School’s choir in her teens. Some of the act’s hits include “Noches de Copas,” “Ganas” and “Disculpame.” 6 p.m. April 2 at Pala Casino Spa & Resort, 11154 Highway 76, Pala. $15-$35; 21-and-older only. 877-946-7252.

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