This week’s entertainment at Southern California casinos brings one of the world’s leading female rappers, a renowned bassist who went solo, a country trio and more.
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Missy Elliott is a singer, songwriter, and record producer who started her career in the mid-1990s with R&B girl group Sista. Before launching her solo career, she mostly collaborated and made guest appearances but quickly took the spotlight by storm. She is the best-selling female rapper in Nielsen history and was the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Grammy-award-winning rapper is known for hits such as “Lose Control,” “1, 2 Step” and “Get Ur Freak On.” 8 p.m. May 9, at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino, 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland. Tickets start at $200; 21 and older only. 909-864-5050. yaamava.com.
Lady A (formerly Lady Antebellum) is a country group from Nashville. The act gained recognition in country music when it was awarded Top New Duo or Group by the Academy of Country Music and New Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association in 2008. The group went on to win Grammy awards in the years that followed and scored hits such as “Need You Now,” “Just a Kiss,” and “Bartender.” 8 p.m. May 12, at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $89-$149. 800-827-2946. fantasyspringsresort.com.
Skid Row is a rock band that became prominent in the late 1980s and early 1990s when it released its first two albums consisting of hits such as “Slave to the Grind,” “18 and Life” and “I Remember You.” The group has rotated out several band members, including singers Sebastian Bach and ZP Heart of Dragonforce. The current lineup includes bassist Rachel Bolan, guitarists Dave Sabo and Scotti Hill, drummer Rob Hammersmith and vocalist Erik Grönwall, the 2009 winner of the reality television competition show “Swedish Idol.” 8 p.m. May 12 at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon. Tickets start at $18. 951-849 3080. morongocasinoresort.com.
Thundercat is a prolific bassist who also performed with the band Suicidal Tendencies. He soon released his solo albums while venturing into singing, producing, and songwriting. He’s collaborated with artists such as Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar. Thundercat recently joined the Gorillaz for their performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio. His 2020 album, “It Is What It Is,” won Best Progressive R&B Album at the 63rd Grammy Awards and featured musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Kamasi Washington and more. Some of his most notable tracks include “These Walls,” “Dragonball Durag” and “Them Changes.” 8 p.m. May 13, at Pala Casino Spa & Resort, 11154 Highway 76, Pala. $35-$65; 21-and-older only. 877-946-7252. palacasino.com.
Lebanese actor, composer and singer Ziad Bourji is a recognized actor and singer in the Arabic world. He started his career in the mid-1990s and starred in films such as “Bel Ghalat,” “Maharaja” and “Welcome To Lebanon.” Along with the reputation of his acting, he’s known for tracks “Shou Helou,” “Ana Weyak” and “Wen Baddak Trouh.” 9 p.m. May 13, at Pechanga Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. $45-$145. 877-711-2946. pechanga.com.