Tony Sacca is honored for his 50th Anniversary with special ‘Las Vegas Rocks Variety Show’
by Debbie Hall
Entertainer Tony Sacca celebrated his 50-year anniversary in show business with a special edition of “Las Vegas Rocks Variety Show” filmed live at The Railhead at Boulder Station on Sept. 27. The taped show will air on Saturday at 3 p.m. and late night Tuesday at 2:30 a.m. on Vegas TV cable 14. The special show will be rebroadcast on Vegas TV cable 14 in prime time on Sunday at 9 p.m.
“I’m so proud to celebrate 50 years in show business with a live, new variety show at Boulder Station,” said Tony Sacca. “Las Vegas Rocks Variety Show will feature and bring recognition to some of the city’s finest entertainers, who are just as talented as the top-name headliners.”
The variety of guests joining Sacca for his special show included singers Jerry Tiffe; Kelly Clinton; Spectrum; longtime guitar virtuoso Sidro Garcia with his group Sidro’s Armada; “The Birdman of Las Vegas” Joe Krathwohl; Lewis and Martin comedy tribute artists Tom Stevens and Tony Lewis and sexy male revue Thunder From Down Under from the Excalibur Hotel and Casino.
One of the show’s highlight was Sacca joining the performance with Thunder Down Under as a surprise member of the troop showing off his hard-earned abs.
“I trained for 90 days and lost 18 pounds to participate for this performance,” said Sacca. “What a treat to perform with them as I celebrated 50 years in show business.”
“Tony Sacca is a Las Vegas icon in the entertainment industry,” said Station Casinos’ Vice President of Entertainment Judy Alberti. “We’re thrilled to bring such a fantastic variety show to our guests at Boulder Station and look forward to watching some of the most talented and celebrated entertainers Las Vegas has to offer join him on stage.”
Tony Sacca started performing at age 12 with his twin brother Robert in Philadelphia and the New Jersey coast. Before moving to Las Vegas in 1981, they toured the world, performing in major nightclubs and hotels, which included a three-year run at the legendary El San Juan Hotel in Puerto Rico where legendary magician Siegfried of Siegfried & Roy discovered their act and invited the twins to Las Vegas. Since then, Sacca has been a mainstay in Las Vegas for nearly 30 years, establishing himself as one of the city’s most successful entertainers and businessmen, while also producing outstanding television and commercial projects, which have garnered numerous awards. He is the producer and host of the longest-running, award-winning local entertainment television show, “Entertainment Las Vegas Style,” and has produced and hosted a PBS television special with international recording artist Charo.
Sacca is the also the founder of the Youth Foundation for the Performing Arts, has performed multiple times at the White House and has received four city proclamations naming January 20 as “Tony Sacca Day.” Sacca is the 23rd recipient of a star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars.
The free hour-long “Las Vegas Rocks Variety Show” tapes before a live audience at the Railhead Showroom inside Boulder Station every Friday at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and guests must be 21 years or older. Taped shows air a week later on Saturday locally at 3 p.m. on Vegas TV Cable 14 as well as regionally including on KLBC TV Cable 2 airing in Laughlin, Bullhead and Kingman; Pahrump on KPVM and Lake Havasu on KLHU and broadcast via the Internet at www.radioactivebroadcasting.com.
Boulder Station offers several dining options including Cabo Mexican Restaurant, Pasta Cucina, Grand Café, Slices Pizzeria, Starbucks, The Broiler, The Feast Gourmet Buffet, Viva Salsa, Burger King, Subway and Winchell’s. The Railhead, a 750-seat entertainment lounge, features comedy or live music. For movie lovers, there is an 11-screen multiplex. For more information, visit boulderstation.sclv.com.