Staff Report

Tickets are on sale for upcoming performances by “The Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight and “The King of the Accordion” Ramon Ayala at the Chumash Casino Resort.

Knight, the seven-time Grammy Award winner who’s best known for her smash hit “Midnight Train to Georgia,” returns to the Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. Tickets are $49, $59, $69, $74 and $79.

Ayala, the legendary Norteño performer who sold out the showroom nearly a month prior to his appearance last year, returns at 8 p.m. on Sept. 27. Tickets are $49, $59, $69, $74 and $79.

Tickets are also on sale for the recently announced debut of The Midtown Men – stars from the original cast of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” – who will perform on Friday, July 5. The show features Tony Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer as they bring their favorite 1960s hits to life. Tickets are $10, $15 and $20.

The showroom also welcomes La Septima Banda, a 19-piece band specializing in narcocorridos, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 12. Tickets are $29, $39, $49, $54 and $59.

And on April 19, Grammy Award-winning Nelly, who delivered the unforgettable nightlife anthem, “Hot in Herre,” will perform at 8 p.m. Tickets are $49, $59, $69, $74 and $79.

Tickets for all events are available at the casino or at