Staff Report

The Chumash Casino Resort will host Irish Celtic punk band Flogging Molly and Matchbox Twenty front man Rob Thomas in March, and then three 1950s and ’60s heartthrobs in May.

Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly brings its blend of traditional Irish music and punk rock to the Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. Friday, March 22. Tickets are $69, $74, $79, $89 and $99.

The band was established by Dublin-born Dave King, who was formerly the lead singer for heavy metal band Fastway. Joining him are fiddle player Bridget Regan, guitarist Dennis Casey, bassist Nathen Maxwell, drummer Mike Alonso and mandolinist Bob Schmidt

They released their debut album “Swagger” in March 2000 and began touring. In 2017, they returned to Dublin to record their sixth studio album, “Life Is Good.”

Rob Thomas 

Multiple Grammy-winner Rob Thomas comes to the casino at 8 p.m. Friday, March 29. Tickets for the show are $99, $119, $129, $139 and $149.

The performance will benefit Sidewalk Angels Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit organization founded by Rob and Marisol Thomas that is dedicated to providing support to more than 20 no-kill animal shelters and animal rescues across the country.

Thomas is one of modern music’s most compelling and commercially successful artists. For 20 years, he has been the front man and primary composer for Matchbox Twenty, leading the band to multiplatinum success over the course of four albums and a string of No. 1 hits that include “Push,” “3AM,” “Bent,” “If You’re Gone,” and “Unwell.” 

His most recent release, 2015’s “The Great Unknown,” was praised by the likes of Rolling Stone, which celebrated Thomas as “still the consummate pop-rock craftsman who has been making it all sound so smooth for years.”

In 2017, Thomas and Matchbox Twenty toured to celebrate their 20th anniversary of their first album, the diamond award-winning “Yourself or Someone Like You.” “A Brief History of Everything Tour” was played to sold-out venues around the world. 

‘Golden Boys’ and norteño

Tickets are on sale for upcoming concerts featuring Dick Fox’s ‘Golden Boys’ – Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell – and the popular norteño band Los Invasores De Nuevo León. 

Los Invasores, from Monterrey, Mexico, will make their local debut at 8 p.m. Friday, May 10. Tickets are $39, $49, $59, $64 and $69.

Then the “Golden Boys” – three of the most popular teen idols from the late 1950s and ’60s – will bring their U.S. tour to the casino at 8 p.m. Friday, May 17. 

This showcase spotlights each of the performers and their all-time greatest hits, such as Fabian’s “Turn Me Loose,” “Tiger” and “I’m A Man,” Avalon’s “Venus,” “De De Dinah” and “Bobby Sox to Stockings,” and Rydell’s “Volare,” “Wild One” and “Kissin’ Time.” 

The three stars combine their talents on several songs and perform a tribute to the material of Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson and Bill Hailey. Tickets are $39, $49, $59, $64 and $69. 

Tickets for all events are available at the casino or at