Yoakam delves into Cali country in Vegas residency
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Yoakam delves into Cali country in Vegas residency

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 – Dwight Yoakam announced he would do a Vegas residency today, starting in December for nine shows.

Yoakam will play with The Bakersfield Beat at the Wynn Las Vegas Encore Theater. Yoakam will offer an evening about the California country sound.

Beginning with the Dust Bowl Era, Yoakam will texplorethe history of the sounds associated with Bakersfield, Cal. through songs and storytelling. Yoakam will perform music that influenced and created the Bakersfield and California country rock" genres of country music from their early beginnings to their commercial heights plus his on music.

Show dates are Dec. 4, 6-7, 10, 12, 14 and March 4, 6-7.


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