Adkins, Keith Bring American Country To Casino

Toby Keith strums his acoustic guitar. Photo by Chris Chapman

SALAMANCA — Few musicians are celebrated as patriotic as Toby Keith and Trace Adkins. Their brand of country music drew a capacity crowd to the outdoor concert area at the Seneca Allegany Casino, Aug. 24.

Adkins sauntered onto the stage and performed a set that lived up to expectation. Being the 20-year stage veteran he is, Adkins hit the notes and performed the tunes that his fans in attendance wanted to hear, including his hit, “Honkytonk Badonkadonk.”

The combination of the capacity crowd and the outdoor venue, as well as the usual solid sound mixing the casino has become known for, made the night perfect for those that paid for the seated section and general admission alike. Throughout the performance, dancing, singing, and a great start to the night of country music and fun.

Keith’s performance was solid as well. Playing a wide variety of music spanning his 25-year career. Starting the show off with a video of the time he spent with the troops in various parts of the world and ending with a stage full of veterans from the audience, Keith reiterated his patriotic stance.

Between the patriotic ends of the show, songs about love, lost love, beer, drinking, and having a good time kept fans singing, dancing and celebrating.

The first foray into the larger-name shows at Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino seems to have gone pretty well. From keeping traffic flowing to crowd control around the concert venue, the staff did a great job in keeping everything rolling.

If this show was an indication on its face, the evidence is there that larger drawing names will be the norm at Seneca Allegany. Stay tuned for more shows that will draw across the genre lines.