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Wednesday, May 19, 2010


SANTA FE, N.M. - Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino is one of the premier destination resorts in New Mexico, bringing the very best entertainment with concerts, DJs, golf tournaments, pool parties, spa specials and more throughout the year.  The current events calendar is:


Sunday, May 23    Women's Thundering Threes Golf Tournament          
Combination regulation nine and par-three nine at the Towa Golf Club.  Play is two-person, best-ball format. Sign up as a team or a single to be paired. Cost:  $49 per player includes green fees, cart fees, awards and appetizers following play.  Contact for more information, 505-455-9000 or 877-465-3489, http://www.towagolf.com/, 7 Towa Golf Road, Santa Fe, NM, 87506

Tuesday Night Golf Clinics (May through September), 5:30 p.m.
, with head golf professional Steven Moreno. Cost: $15 per person for one hour clinic covering a variety of topics on a weekly basis. Contact for more information, 505-455-9000 or 877-465-3489, http://www.towagolf.com/, 7 Towa Golf Road, Santa Fe, NM, 87506.

It's time to dust off your clubs! Towa Golf Club is offering 20% off re-spiking golf shoes and re-gripping golf clubs.  Get out on this amazing course designed to be enjoyable and challenging to players of all skill levels.  The courses are Valley, Boulder, and Piñon. Towa's views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains make it one of the most spectacular golf settings in the Southwest, characterized by turquoise skies, red-rock cliffs and snow-peaked mountains. Contact for more information, 505-455-9000 or 877-465-3489, http://www.towagolf.com/,7 Towa Golf Road, Santa Fe, NM, 87506

Towa Card Members
pay for 3 rounds of golf in advance for a total of $149, and and can use those rounds anytime in 2010.  Every round after that is still only $49, any day!  Plus, Towa Card Members receive a twilight rate of $39 per round and they can play one hour prior to the public in the morning.  Finally, to spice up the card value, every ninth round is free.  All rounds include a cart; walkers receive a $10 discount.

For more information about the Towa Golf Club, contact 505-455-9000 or 877-465-3489, http://www.towagolf.com/, 7 Towa Golf Road, Santa Fe, NM, 87506

Friday - Sunday, May 28-30, Red, White and Blue Convertible Giveaway
Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino and Cities of Gold Casino are giving away three Mustang Convertibles over Memorial Day weekend. Earn entries May 1 - May 30 by playing your favorite slot machine and table games. Call 877.Thunder for details.

Friday, June 4, 8 p.m
., King of the Cage: Adrenaline
King of the Cage is a full contact sport using various martial arts techniques.
WHERE: Tewa Grand Ballroom, Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino.
Tickets: $75, $55, $40. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office located at the Casino Cage at Buffalo Thunder, or http://www.tickets.com/.

Saturday, June 5, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.,  Callaway Fitting Day
Come on out to Towa Golf Club at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino to sign-up for a free personalized golf club fitting appointment.  Using the latest technology, Towa will be able to fit you with the perfect club to maximize distance and control with consideration of your individual golf swing characteristics.  Callaway owns one of the most advanced fitting systems which will ensure that you are fitted with the perfect golf clubs.  No charge, please sign up at the golf shop or call 505-455-9000.   All participants will be offered discounts on clubs and apparel purchased that day. http://www.towagolf.com/.

Saturday, June 5, 8 p.m., One World Beat
"One World Beat" is part of the "Emergence Series" by Emergence Productions, featuring top Native American and Indigenous performing arts in a variety show appealing to all ages and audiences.  "One World Beat" at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino features the 2010 Grammy Winner for Best Native American Recording, Bill Miller, and one of the hardest working comedy acts in the country, James & Ernie. Hosted by comedian Charlie Ballard, "One World Beat" begins with a journey of laughter through comedy impressions, antics and skits followed by a visionary fusion of rock, Native American flute and percussion.  The night doesn't end there! High-energy reggae band Native Roots will take the Blue Tower Lounge stage with danceable reggae and soca beats, completing the night of "One World Beat."

Comedian Charlie Ballard is everywhere. He has recently been on Comedy Central, featured in Indian Country Today and has performed at numerous showcases and festivals. Charlie will also be on the upcoming season of NBC's "America's Got Talent."  A semi-finalist in NBC's "2005 Stand Up for Diversity" competition, Charlie does comedy his own way.  Raised in the Bay Area, he is of Sac and Fox/Anishinaabeg heritage.

A multiple award winning band, Native Roots is known for high energy live performances and its unique contributions to the Reggae genre.  With exceptional live music arrangements created by John L. Williams and showman lead vocalist Shkeme, Native Roots has garnered an international fan base, receives national/international radio play and is currently working on their fourth CD.

James & Ernie perform stand-up comedy throughout Native America and Canada. Drawing in standing-room-only crowds, their hilarious comedy always includes takes on current issues (recession, healthcare, etc.,) and goes beyond the usual stand-up by including dance skits, original character imitation, and use of props.  Through their nine years of performing, James & Ernie have developed their act to appeal to both a Native American and mainstream audience, and are a top-booked act.

The 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Native American Music, Bill Birdsong Miller h as moved audiences around the world for the past 35 years. Miller is a singer, composer, flutist, painter and storyteller who has become an icon of the Native American arts and music community. Bill Miller has won multiple Native American Music Awards, including a 2007 Lifetime Achievement honor. He has co-written songs with Nanci Griffith, Kim Carnes, and Michael Martin Murphy, and he has toured with Eddie Vedder, Arlo Guthrie, and Richie Havens, to name a few.

WHAT:  One World Beat
WHEN:   Saturday, June 5, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $25, $20; General Admission: $15, http://www.buffalothunderresort.com/, http://www.tickets.com/, 800-905-3315. 

Saturday, June 12, 3 p.m., Towa Card Member Nine and Dine
One of four events held exclusively for Towa Card Holders at Towa Golf Course.  Towa Cards are available at the golf shop for $149.  In addition to the very special events, each card holder receives three free rounds plus discounted rounds seven days a week and twilight round discounts offered one hour prior to the public twilight rate.  Call 505-455-9000,   http://www.towagolf.com/.

Saturday, June 19, 4 p.m. - 11 p.m.  Darryl Worley at the Santa Fe Rodeo
Darryl Worley is an American country music artist. Worley's six albums have produced 18 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including three Number Ones: "I Miss My Friend," "Have You Forgotten," and "Awful, Beautiful Life," from 2002, 2003, and 2004-2005, respectively. Nine other Worley singles have reached the Top 40. Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino is a sponsor of this Rodeo de Santa Fe event.
WHERE: Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds, 2801 Rodeo Road Santa Fe, NM 87507
TICKETS: 505-471-4300

Every Sunday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., June 20 - August 15.  Blu Pool at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
Every Sunday this summer, Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino invites guests to chill at Blu Pool parties with music by DJ Che and cash bar.  The Buffalo Thunder Shuttle runs throughout the day from Santa Fe and can be the designated driver for all Blu Pool party-goers. Live broadcasts Sundays on Blu 102.9 FM from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (June 6 VIP Kick-Off Party by invitation only).
TICKETS/INFO: Tickets available free through Blu 102.9 FM and Buffalo Thunder Player's Club.  Day-of-event tickets are available for purchase at the Buffalo Thunder Resort Casino Cage for $25.  All ticket stubs are redeemable at the Players Club Booth for $5 in Free Play Cash.  Event is free for registered Buffalo Thunder Hilton Hotel guests. Proper swimwear is required. Must be 21 years of age or older.
INFO: http://www.buffalothunderresort.com/, 505-455-5555; BLU 102.9 505-438-1799.

Throughout June, Wo' P'in Spa
Enjoy 16 unique treatments using signature scents derived from native woods and indigenous flora throughout June.  Both the spa design and the treatments are inspired by the Native American tradition of healing in the Southwest.

Saturday, July 10, 2010 Espanola Valley High School Class Reunion
Thursday, July 15, 2010 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival Annual Chef's Gala and Concert
Saturday, July 24, 2010 Los Alamos High School Class Reunion
Saturday, July 31, 2010 Santa Fe High School Class Reunion

Saturday, August 14, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Rodney Carrington

Rodney Carrington is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and country music artist. He has released six major-label studio albums and a greatest-hits package on Mercury Records and Capitol Records. His comedy act combines stand-up comedy and original songs. Carrington has also starred in the TV-sitcom "Rodney" and alongside Toby Keith in the 2008 film, "Beer for My Horses."
WHERE: Tewa Grand Ballroom
TICKETS: http://www.buffalothunderresort.com/; http://www.tickets.com/, 800-905-3315.  Tickets are also available at the Buffalo Thunder Casino Cage, $39 - $69.

Thursday, August 19 - August 22, 2010 Indian Market Events

15th Annual Native Roots & Rhythms : A Native American & Indigenous Performing Arts Festival. All times 7 p.m. and will be followed by DJ parties. Blue Tower Lounge and Turquoise Trail Bar & Grill, at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino.
Thursday, August 19, "HER SPIRIT SINGS" An enchanting, powerful and rocking night of top women performers. 
Friday, August 20, "PAINT THE TOWN RED" International and national top rock and blues acts.
Saturday, August 21, "ONE WORLD BEAT" A reggae and world beat party night.
Sunday, August 22, "SWAIA ARTIST PARTY" A celebratory entertainment event for the hard working SWAIA artists.
INFO: Emergence Productions info@emergenceproductions.com, http://www.emergenceproductions.com/, 505-515-8053; http://www.buffalothunderresort.com/ 505-455-5555
TICKETS: http://www.tickets.com/

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino will have a booth at the corner of Marcy and Palace Avenues in Santa Fe throughout Indian Market. Buffalo Thunder staff will be on the Plaza answering questions about the property, offering free room nights, giveaways and more.  Free shuttle service to Buffalo Thunder from the Plaza.

Friday - Sunday, September 3 - 5, 2nd Anniversary Celebration
Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino invites the public throughout the weekend for cake and fireworks displays

Friday - Sunday, Sept. 24 - 26, Santa Fe Concorso
Santa Fe Concorso, a premier automotive gathering of exotic and rare cars, will be held at the Pueblo of Pojoaque's legendary La Mesita property.  Weekend events include a Friday night welcome reception for entrants, judges and VIPs; an optional Saturday road tour on the High Road to Taos; and the Sunday Concorso with VIP lunch poolside.  The Sunday, September 26 event will include judging and awards for the field of 50 juried cars. Displays of specialty car clubs will take place in an adjacent display area, along with vendor booths within the equestrian arena.  All weekend events are free to entrants of the show.  General admission is $45. Car clubs are admitted by invitation with a minimum of six cars per club.    http://www.santafeconcorso.com/
TICKETS: http://www.buffalothunderresort.com/ or call 800-905-3315. Tickets also available at the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino Box Office, located at the Casino Cage.
For shuttle service to Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, call 505-455-5555 for shuttle requests.
DOWNTOWN HOTELS ON CALL: Garrets Desert Inn, Inn Of The Governors, Hotel Santa Fe. 

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino, located just 15 minutes north of historic Santa Fe, NM, is one of the premier destination resorts in the Southwest.  This property is the Hilton's first Native American partnership and is owned and operated by the Pueblo of Pojoaque. The resort appeals to golfers and spa fanatics, meeting planners and conventioneers, families and entertainment enthusiasts. Gaming enthusiasts are in their element in the expansive Las Vegas-style casino featuring 1,200 slot machines, various table games, a 10-table poker room, and racehorse and dog track simulcast off-track wagering. http://www.buffalothunderresort.com/, 505-455-5555.

Red Sage Restaurant
The Red Sage draws on Native American, European, and Latin American ingredients and influences to create a modern cuisine that is a symphonic homage to the West's many cultural traditions. Buffalo Thunder has captured the essence, flavors, and ingenuity of the original while creating a new Red Sage; one that celebrates the culinary eccentricities, regional delicacies, and spirit of Northern New Mexico. The Red Sage is located on the lobby level.

Mica Restaurant
Also located on the lobby level, Mica Restaurant features breakfast and lunch in an intimate 80-seat venue. The name "Mica" pays homage to micaceous pottery that was traditionally used to make cooking vessels in Northern New Mexico. Sparkling flecks of mica appear naturally in some clay deposits in this region and mica pottery is known for its strength, durability and wonderful sheen that was often mistaken for gold in ancient times.

Painted Parrot Buffet
A staple in casino resort dining, the buffet restaurant at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino is the amazing 350-seat Painted Parrot Buffet, easily accessible on the lobby level. The Painted Parrot Buffet serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and a delectable selection of tastes and textures await every eager palate.

Pool Grill
Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino's Pool Grill is set amongst a recreational oasis that includes a beautiful outdoor pool, private cabanas and lush garden landscapes. Seasonal fare and refreshments provide the perfect complement to the resort's outdoor retreat.

Turquoise Trail Bar & Grill
Located on the casino level, Turquoise Trail Bar & Grill serves classic favorites infused with the cuisine of New Mexico and offers a variety of entertainment.  With flat screen TVs and a vibrant, Route 66 décor, Turquoise Trail is an ideal spot to catch a game or unwind to live music.

Pueblo Deli
The Deli features a variety of delicious salads, sandwiches and desserts for those who need to grab a meal on the run or for those who want to stay close to their winning slot machine on the casino floor.

The 61,000 square foot Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino is fully themed in Pueblo architecture and décor and offers a modern gaming floor with new machines and various table games. Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino is a project of the Pueblo of Pojoaque, owners and operators of the existing Cities of Gold Casino. Gaming enthusiasts are in their element in the expansive Las Vegas-style casino featuring 1,200 slot machines, various table games, a 10-table poker room, and racehorse and dog track simulcast off-track wagering.  http://www.buffalothunderresort.com/, 505-455-5555.

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino is one of the premier destination resorts in New Mexico. Buffalo Thunder Resort brings the very best entertainment to New Mexico with concerts, live mu sic, DJs, golf tournaments, pool parties, spa specials and more throughout the year.  Blue Tower Lounge is a 100-seat entertainment venue located on the casino level. The Blue Tower Lounge is a sleek and sensual venue with upscale services including bottle service and VIP packages.  http://www.buffalothunderresort.com/, 505-455-5555. 

Towa Golf Course at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino features 27 holes of premier golf set amongst the picturesque landscape of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Designed by Hale Irwin and Bill Phillips, Towa is truly a golfer's paradise complete with a full-service clubhouse, dining and pro shop. http://www.buffalothunderresort.com/amenities/index/towa-golf, 877-465-3489; 505-455-9000.

The spa at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino is Wo-P'in (wo-Peen) or "Medicine Mountain Spa" in the Tewa language.  Wo-P'in provides the ideal spot for relaxation and revival with 12 treatment rooms, salons, private lounges, an indoor pool, and an extensive fitness facility. The spa offers 16 unique treatments with signature scents derived from native woods and indigenous flora. 505-455-5555,  http://www.buffalothunderresort.com/

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino showcases more than 200 pieces of authentic Native American art.  Each piece of this collection was made especially for the resort transforming it into a museum; offering guests a culturally significant experience in the artistic spirit of Santa Fe. Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino's stunning artwork is dispersed throughout the resort. Many of Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino's contributing artists are known throughout the world of Native American art, including Pueblo of Pojoaque's Governor George Rivera. http://www.buffalothunderresort.com/, 505-455-5555. 

Jennifer Marshall