Staff Report

Grammy-nominated 98 Degrees, the American pop and R&B group that rose to success in the late 1990s, will bring their U.S. tour to the Santa Ynez Valley at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6  at the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom. Tickets for the show are $49, $59, $69, $74 and $79.

The quartet of Ohio natives – brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons – enjoyed a five-year stretch of success that made them one of the top boy bands of their era.

Between 1997 and 2002, 98 Degrees sold 10 million records, scored a chart-topping single, “Thank God I Found You,” with Mariah Carey and Joe, and collaborated with their collective idol, Stevie Wonder, on “True to Your Heart,” for the 1998 animated Disney film, “Mulan.” Their 4 million-selling album, “98° and Rising,” spawned the Top 5 favorites “Because of You,” “I Do,” and “The Hardest Thing,” while 2000’s “Revelation,” which sold 2 million copies, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and yielded a trio of hits, “Give Me Just One Night (Una Noche),” “My Everything” and “The Way You Want Me To.”

After a hiatus to pursue solo careers, the quartet regrouped in 2012 and released a full-length Christmas album, “Let It Snow,” in 2017. The critically acclaimed album featured the group’s signature R&B-tinged, four-part harmonies and served as a follow up to their 1999 multi-platinum “This Christmas.”

The success of the “Let It Snow” album led to a 36-city “98 Degrees at Christmas” tour in 2018, and the group’s resurgence fueled a national tour throughout 2019 labeled, “An Evening with 98 Degrees.”

Don’t miss an opportunity to see these vocalists perform their hits live in one of the most popular music venues in Santa Barbara County.

Located on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, California, the Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue. Tickets for all events are available at The CLUB at Chumash or online at