The entertainment heats up this weekend with the area’s top Mixed Martial Arts fighters and Rock N Roll Hall of Famers The Beach Boys!

Whether you are a fan of martial arts or the classic vocal harmonies of American rock, Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack has something for everyone this weekend!

On Friday, April 23 at 7:30pm, Wheeling Island and Jerry Thomas’ West Virginia Sports Promotions presents Hard Knocks Fight Night 27 in the Wheeling Island showroom.

On Saturday, April 24 at 9pm, Wheeling Island presents Rock N Roll Hall of Famers, The Beach Boys in the Wheeling Island showroom.

Hard Knocks Fight Night 27 tickets are available by calling 1-800-296-3897 or at Convenient Food Marts on Huron St in Wheeling and at the Convenient Mart located on Main Street in St. Clairsville, OH. Reserved seating ticket prices are $50, $30 and $20. 

Beach Boy tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at the Wheeling Island Players Club box office. Reserved seating ticket prices are $47.50, $45 and $42.50.

The main event will feature undefeated West Virginia state heavyweight champion Justin “Lumberjack” Howes, (11-0, 9 KO’s) of Buckhannon, WV versus an opponent yet to be named, in a six round bout. Howes won the state Heavyweight title at Wheeling Island last December.

Also to be featured on the card will be the professional debut of two time World Toughman champion “All-Lee” McGinnis, of Pittsburgh, PA versus an opponent yet to be named, cruiserweight Bobby Thomas, Jr (4-1, 3 KO’s) of Oak Hill, WV versus Joe Paintiff, (5-0-1, 2 KO’s), of Parkersburg, WV in a six round bout. Plus undefeated Ronnel Green, (3-0, 3 KO’s), of Wheeling, WV versus an opponent yet to be named. Also featured on the card will be undefeated lightweight kick boxer  “The Fighting Ring Girl” Monica Gray, of Wheeling.

Fans will also be treated to up to 10 additional Kick Boxing matches featuring the area’s top MMA, Toughman and Kick boxers.
The Beach Boys, often referred to as “America’s Band”, the group earned its popularity for their close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a Southern California youth culture of cars, surfing and romance.

Best known, for hits like “Surfin’ Safari”, “Surfin’ USA” and “Good Vibrations”, the group has had 36 US Top 40 hits and 56 Hot 100 hits including four number 1 singles.

The original core quintet, Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 43 table games, 20-table Jim Beam® poker room, over 2,000 slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, the #1 Greyhound Track in the USA (based on purses paid), six restaurants, 1,000-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services and gift shop.

Wheeling Island recently won 8 first place “Best of Gaming” Awards by Casino Player Magazine’s July 2009 readers poll including Best Casino, Best Reel Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Promotions and Best Service.

Wheeling Island welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors through its doors annually. Visitors enjoy the fast paced action 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

For information on Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, call 877-WIN-HERE (877-946-4373), for hotel reservations call 877-WHEELING (877-943-3546) or log on to www.wheelingisland.com.

Wheeling Island Gaming, Inc. owns and operates Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, a premier gaming and entertainment complex located in Wheeling, West Virginia. It is the largest operation of Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, Inc.

Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 50,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com



Kimberly Florence
Director of Marketing
Email: kflorence@dncinc.com
Phone: 304-231-1839
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