Red Hawk Resort Casino is starting off December with Clean Slate this Friday, literally.  Friday opens an entertainment packed month at the popular El Dorado County destination and  Clean Slate, the ultimate show band in the region is kicking it all off. 

Clean Slate will be the first of two nights of live music this weekend at the Red Hawk stage bar. On Saturday, the Night Owls return for another visit and an evening of top 40 hits.  Music on both nights starts at 10 a.m. and concludes at 2 a.m. There is no cover charge either night as the two bands kick off a series of 12 different live music shows for the month ahead, include two different bands on New Year’s Eve this year. 


Known as the ultimate show band that plays hits that span over five decades, Clean Slate it comprised of ten professional musicians dedicated to delivering a high energy show that leaves its audiences wanting the performance to never end. Powerful vocals, a tight horn section, and a funky rhythm section enable Clean Slate to deliver a wide range of music genres from Big Band, Soul, Country, R & B, Rock, and Pop​

Originally formed in 1974, Clean Slate was inspired by the likes of Tower of Power, Earth Wind & Fire, AWB, Spinners, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and many other artists that are now considered Old School. To honor the many influential artists of the 70’s Clean Slate reformed in 2002 to again deliver the ultimate show band experience blended with the best dance music of the last five decades.


On Saturday, there will another night of high energy music with the Night Owls returning to cap off the weekend double header. 

The Night Owls will entertain at the Red Hawk Casino Resort stage bar Saturday night from 10 pm until 2 am, following a Friday night show by Clean Slate (top photo). The two bands kick off a busy month to ring in the holidays at Red Hawk.

Based in the San Francisco bay area, the Night Owls are a cover band that is passionate about putting on a great show with awesome music, as they tout in their entertainment bio.  The band is known for a variety of songs by such great artists like The Killers, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, The Beatles and many others. The band is made up of veterans with years of experience in the Bay Area music scene and always performs the hit songs that will get the dance floor packed.


Friday and Saturday night kick off a busy weekend at Red Resort Casino with various holiday events ahead at both the casino and the Apex.  In total, 12 different bands with an impressive mix of genres are slated to perform throughout the month. 


On December 8, Steel Breeze returns to the local stage followed by Kirk Basquez and Los Vaqueros on Dec. 9.  On Friday, Dec. 16 Gotcha Covered is back by popular demand as well as the Cynthia Renee Band on Dec. 16.  Maxx Cabello Jr. performs Dec. 22 with Sons of Rock and Roll on Dec. 23. On Dec.29 High Fidelity rocks the stage folloed by Modern Relic on December 30. 

For New Years Eve, Dec. 31. Red Hawk is adding two additional bands for a special Sunday of entertainment Moonshine Crazy will perform from 5-9 pm followed by Power Play that will ring in the new year playing from 10 pm until 2 am. 


Red Hawk Resort Casino December Entertaiment Schedule 

Clean Slate – December 1 (Fri)

Night Owls – December 2 (Sat)

Steel Breeze – December 8 (Fri)

Kirk Basquez and Los Vaqueros – December 9 (Sat)

Gotcha Covered – December 15 (Fri)

Cynthia Renee Band – December 16 (Sat)

Maxx Cabello Jr – December 22 (Fri)

Sons of Rock n’ Roll – December 23 (Sat)

High Fidelity – December 29 (Fri)

Modern Relics – December 30 (Sat)

Moonshine Crazy – December 31 (Sun) [5:00p-9:00p]

Power Play – December 31 (Sun) [10:00p-2:00a]

For more information on upcoming bands at Red Hawk, visit their social media pages or

Something for everyone and all ages at Red Hawk’s APEX

Evening live music isn’t the only entertainment at Red Hawk Casino. The Apex, a state-of-the-art entertainment center is has everything you need for a fun-filled day out with friends and family. Feel the thrill and excitement of wheel-to-wheel racing at top speeds, your adrenaline pumping with each lap, as you get closer to the finish line on the state of the art go kart track at The Apex. 

The Apex also offers an 18-lane interactive bowling experience with comfortable couches, state-of-the-art scoring, and a fun and friendly staff. Whether you’re looking to go bowling or have a party with us, you will enjoy our first-class bowling experience.

Live golf combined with air conditioning? The Apex has you covered with a state of the art golf simulator. Sharpen your competitive edge while playing the world’s most renowned courses, solo or with friends and family of all ages. You’ll be amazed at the realism in their four golf simulator bays, including tilted footing for sidehill stances, more challenging swings for lies in the sand or rough, and real-feel putting.

The Apex at Red Hawk also offers the most epic Virtual Reality game studio in the area. Blur the lines between reality and illusion with a VR experience. Test your skills in a single player game, or join a group in the virtual arena. Escape the physical and get immersed in the world of virtual reality.

There’s something for everyone at The Apex and when you need a break, the Apex Grill and bar has you covered with delicious food and refreshing drinks. 

Don’t want to drive home? Red Hawk Casino now offer you the opportunity to indulge in the all new 156 room hotel, where a world of refined luxury and exceptional comfort awaits you. The recently opened hotel boasts a collection of spacious accommodations designed to cater to your every desire. From the inviting deluxe rooms, offering 440 square feet of elegance, to the opulent premium suites spanning 900 square feet, all connected and just a short indoor walk to enjoy the casino or The Apex.

Bill Sullivan
Author: Bill Sullivan

Bill Sullivan has over 25 years of professional journalism and content creation experience in which he has earned 37 professional awards. He is the co-founder/publisher of Folsom Times an All Town Media LLC product.