In 1971 a postage stamp cost eight cents, the top song was Three Dog Night’s “Joy to the World,” and Richard Nixon was Time Magazine’s Man of the Year. The very first Starbucks opened in Pike Place Market and a new invention, the Crock Pot, sold more than 100 million slow cookers. Into that mixed bag stormed brand-new Southern rock legends Molly Hatchet.
On Thursday, July 11, 2019, join them for a rockin’ good time at the Little Creek Casino Resort’s Skookum Creek Event Center. Molly Hatchet started out in Jacksonville, Florida but you can see them much closer to home—only a short drive from Centralia—thanks to Little Creek.
Their first album hit stores “in 1978 and reached multi-platinum status as the band established their reputation of working hard, playing tough and living fast through intense touring with such bands as Aerosmith, Bob Seger, The Rolling Stones and many more…The band continued touring on the road with an average of 250 live shows per year.”
Perhaps their biggest album was 1979’s multi-platinum “Flirtin’ With Disaster.” But it’s just one of many that’s topped the charts and brought fans to their feet worldwide. With tour dates and shows from Miami to Hamburg, Shelton to Switzerland, don’t miss out on these living legends.
Despite a long, storied history, and fluctuating band members, Molly Hatchet is still going strong. Publicists explain that they toured to the Persian Gulf in 2017 to play for American service-members and traveled to Japan to entertain troops in the South Pacific.
“As we enter the next 40 years of music, Molly Hatchet’s tradition keeps developing the common bond of southern rockers and keeps our southern-style of music alive and well. Rest assured, Molly Hatchet is a band, that after 40 years, is always workin’ hard, playin’ tough, livin’ fast, and still flirtin’ with disaster!”
Tickets to the Little Creek show are available now to anyone 21-years-old and over. General admission seats start at only $30 and are selling fast. Purchase online or at the Little Creek box office. Call the office directly at 360-432-7300 with questions.
While there, get in on the casino’s Grand Giveaway for a chance at your share of $72,000 in cash and prizes. Players Club members earn entries from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. every Thursday night while the Giveaway lasts. See the Players Club window to sign up for your free account or for promo details.
Can’t make it to Molly Hatchet? Don’t worry, Little Creek’s got you covered. Their event calendar is full to the brim with summertime excitement indoors and out. Prefer car shows? Cruise at the Creek on July 20. Elvis aficionado? Justin Shandor IS the King on Friday, August 16.
They have weekly live music at their Monday Country night, Tuesday Jazz and Acoustic night, or Wednesday Latin night. Sing along to your faves during Thursday’s Tribute night or dance the night away with DJ’s and live music every Friday and Saturday. There’s even karaoke and Rockaraoke for the brave, American Idol-types.
Make it a date night, girl’s night out, or evening with the guys. Stop by the Creekside Buffet, Island Grille, or Squaxin Island Seafood bar before the show and wrap up the evening by relaxing in the Skookum Spirit cigar and wine lounge.
Keep the party going with a staycation resort package. The Rockstar Package includes event tickets, gaming promos, and breakfast for two while the Romance Package has spa credit, sparkling wine and a decadently late departure time.
All packages can include trips to the Seven Inlets Spa for pampering (facial, massage, or full-body sugaring, anyone?) or 18 holes at the Salish Cliffs Golf Club. Check the website for the most current package offers.
Wherever you—or your parents—were in 1971, it’s probably best to let most of the trends fade into history. Fashions like belted turtlenecks with flare jeans and thick velour pant suits won’t be mourned by anyone. But the chance to immerse yourself in live music by rock legends is not to be missed. Maybe “Lightning Strikes Twice,” if you are “Beatin’ the Odds” and win the Grand Giveaway. After all, “No Guts…No Glory!”