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Dire Straits co-founder Knopfler performing May 15 at Black Oak

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POSTED April 16, 2013 9:46 p.m.

TUOLUMNE  – Dire Straits co-founder David Knopfler, who was a vocalist and rhythm guitar player for the band, will be performing on May 15..

Other highlights for May include Rick Estrin, one of the best harp players in the Blues world today and his band the Nightcats on May 18 and world-class Cajun fiddle star Tom Rigney and Flambeau on May 31.

On the second and fourth Thursday of the month, there will be qualifying competitions for the Karaoke World Championships USA, the largest and most prestigious karaoke competition.  Sign-ups for the Thursday qualifying founds begin at 7:30.  The state and national finals will be held later this year at Black Oak Casino, and the top male and female winners will go on to represent the United States in the Karaoke World Championships in Finland.

With over 200 seats, Willow Creek Lounge is an entertainment venue complete with a full service bar, dance floor, and video bar top slots.  Shows are primarily free, however selected shows may have a minimal ticket charge to provide comfortable crowd size for the venue. For all 8 pm shows, doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and for all 9 p.m. shows, doors will open at 7:30 pm.

Performances that require tickets will be noted on the entertainment lineup, and tickets will be available at Black Oak Casino’s gift shop The Gift Basket and can be ordered by phone at (209) 928-9300 x6508.  Seating is on a first come, first serve basis, and you must be seated at the  table to save your seat prior to any show.  Willow Creek Lounge is a smoke-free venue, and all lounge guests must be 21 or older to attend.

For more information about Black Oak Casino, overnight accommodations, or to learn more about the current promotions, please visit or call (877) 747-8777. Black Oak Casino is located in Tuolumne, just 7 miles east of Sonora, off Highway 108.


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