Gritty mountain sound, down-to-earth delivery.
On his outstanding debut album, “Purgatory,” Tyler Childers tells of his love for a certain place, like most great southern storytellers/singer-songwriters. That place is his childhood home, Lawrence County, Kentucky. But for one night, his home will be the WinStar World Casino and Resort Global Event Center stage, on October 5 at 8:00 PM. This show is for guests 18 and up.
There’s something about Lawrence, its people and legends that make the 10 songs on his debut album sound modern, but also as old as the Appalachians. The album, co-produced by Grammy Award winners Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, is semiautobiographical, of Childers’ growth from a rebel youth to a happily married man. “Purgatory” is a full sin and temptation. Demons and angels. Played out on the backroads of eastern Kentucky.
For years, Childers had been searching for a certain sound for his debut but found it hard to pin down. Fortunately, a friend introduced him to Simpson, a fellow Kentuckian. Childers recalled him saying, “There’s this sound. I know what you’re trying to get at, the mountain sound.”
“I wanted it to have that gritty mountain sound,” Childers said. “But at the same time, I wanted a modern version for a younger generation, the people I grew up with, something I’d want to listen to.” And thankfully, he landed in “Purgatory.” Don’t miss a rising country/bluegrass/folk/mountain star, at WinStar’s Global Event Center Saturday, October 5.
Global Event Center
Few of the world’s biggest names pass through the southwest without performing in WinStar’s 3,500-seat Global Event Center.
Venue parking is free. Complimentary valet available to the Rome Gaming Plaza entrance.
Handicapped seating is assigned. There is a limit of 2 wheelchairs and 2 companion seats per transaction.
Special seating is available for guests with disabilities.
Box Office Phone
1-800-622-6317 or 580-276-8510
Box Office Hours
Sunday - Thursday 8:00AM - 11:00PM Friday and Saturday 8:00AM - 12:00AM No Refunds, upgrades or exchanges.
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Will Call tickets can be picked up at the Box Office located inside the casino in the Rome Gaming Plaza.
No filming, cameras, or smoking in the Global Event Center. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Beverages available inside Global Event Center. No food allowed. No re-entry once show is over. No backpacks allowed. Only WinStar World Casino and Resort and its authorized vendors may use WinStar World Casino and Resort names, logos or any other brand assets for commercial, business and/or trade purposes. Unauthorized individuals, entities and organizations may not use WinStar World Casino and Resort names, logos or any other brand assets in a manner that would imply WinStar World Casino and Resort’s affiliation with or endorsement, sponsorship, or support of a third-party product or service. Tickets purchased for an event hosted at the WinStar World Casino and Resort may not be used for any form of commercial, business and/ or trade purposes, including, but not limited to, advertising, promotions, contests or sweepstakes without the written consent of an authorized WinStar World Casino and Resort representative. For more information or to inquire about using tickets in the above capacity, please contact email@example.com.
Open to all ages unless otherwise specified. Children over 2 will need a ticket to attend an event. Some shows are age restricted – restrictions noted with show information on website.
NOTE: Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
No refunds, upgrades, or exchanges. In the event a performance is cancelled, refunds will be honored up to one year from the scheduled performance date. In the event a show is postponed, refunds will be honored until one day prior to the reschedule date.