LAS VEGAS—Motown supergroup The Commodores will bring its top funk and soul hits to Cannery Casino Hotel’s The Club on Saturday, June 10.

Formed in 1968, The Commodores began as a group of seven Tuskegee University students coming together to perform funk and soul music throughout Alabama. Their star began to rise as they moved out of state and landed gigs in New York City, catching the eye of Jackson 5, who asked The Commodores to open for them. Motown took notice of the group’s talents, quality performances and increasing popularity, and gave them a record deal.

The Commodores released their first Motown single “Machine Gun,” which became a top-10 hit and garnered national attention. The septet went on to release a series of chart-topping hits, including “Brick House,” “Easy,” “Three Times A Lady,” “Sail On” and “Too Hot ta Trot.” After group member Lionel Richie left to pursue a solo career in 1982, J.D. Nicholas joined The Commodores and helped the group produce some of their greatest hits. In 1986, The Commodores won their first Grammy Award for their #1 single “Nightshift.” The group also sold more than 60 million records for Motown.

With seven #1 hits, multiple top-10 singles and 50 albums to their name, The Commodores have enjoyed major success within the music industry. The group now works under their own record label, Commodores Records and Entertainment, and continues to win over fans with their soulful music and outstanding performances.

The group’s lineup features original members William King and Walter “Clyde” Orange, as well as 1982 addition J.D. Nicholas.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $29.95 plus taxes and convenience fees, and are available online at For more information, visit

About Cannery Casino Hotel
Cannery Casino Hotel opened in 2003 as a premier entertainment and gaming complex at 2121 East Craig Road in North Las Vegas, Nev., seven miles from downtown Las Vegas. The property offers a 72,000 square-foot casino with more than 1,700 slot machines, table games, a race and sports book, 300-seat bingo hall, and a CAN Club loyalty card reward program; a 201 room hotel with a pool, Jacuzzi and 24-Hour Fitness Center; seven restaurants, bars and lounges including a buffet; a 16-screen Galaxy Luxury+ movie-theater complex with power-reclining seats, and a beer, wine and sausage bar; complimentary WiFi, a mobile app, and a CanPlayZone online social casino; and live entertainment six nights a week in the casino or in the 2,000 seat indoor/outdoor entertainment venue. More information on Cannery Casino Hotel can be found at, on Facebook (, and Twitter (@CanneryCasino). Cannery Casino Hotel is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at Boyd Gaming and Cannery press releases are available at