Buffy Sainte-Marie Coming to The Mill Casino

Award-Winning Singer to Perform at Ninth Annual Salmon Celebration Sept. 7-8

North Bend, Ore. – Academy Award-winning singer -songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie will be performing at The Mill Casino on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8 as part of the Ninth Annual Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration.

Tickets for Sainte-Marie's two Salmon Room concerts, which will take place at 7 p.m. both nights, are on sale now at Ko-Kwel Gifts for just $25 per person, with discounts available for members of the casino's free-to-join player's club, the Mill Club. This concert is open to all ages.

As a college student in the early 1960s, Buffy Sainte-Marie became known as a writer and performer of both protest songs and love songs. By age 24, Sainte-Marie had appeared throughout Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia, receiving honors, medals and awards. Her song Until It's Time for You to Go was recorded by Elvis, Barbra Streisand and Cher, while her song Universal Soldier, covered by both Donovan and Joan Baez, became the anthem of the 60s peace movement.

Her co-written Up Where We Belong, the theme from the 1982 movie An Officer and a Gentleman, won her both an Academy Award Oscar and a Golden Globe. In 2008, Running for the Drum, Sainte-Marie's critically-acclaimed 15th album, featuring the popular single No No Keshagesh, reached number one on the Canadian charts, proving that both her music and message are as relevant to audiences today as they were at her debut over 45 years ago.

Sainte-Marie's Friday and Saturday evening concerts are sure to be one of the highlights of The Mill Casino's Ninth Annual Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration, a traditional observance marking the return of the salmon, which began as a means of sharing the culture and traditions of the Coquille Indian Tribe and other Pacific Northwest Tribes with residents and visitors to Oregon’s Bay Area.

Featuring a traditional salmon bake, canoe races, and an award-winning line-up of Native American musicians, this year's Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8-9.

About The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park: The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park is located on the waterfront in North Bend, Oregon, making it an ideal base location for exploring the North Bend/Coos Bay area including Oregon Dunes, Shore Acres State Park and activities such as fishing, crabbing, clamming, whale watching, boating, golfing and strolling along the boardwalk. The full-service property features over 200 hotel rooms, over 750 slots, along with blackjack, craps, roulette and i-Gaming in addition to five on-site restaurants; meeting, wedding and banquet facilities, and a 102-space waterfront RV Park

For more information about making The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park the centerpiece of your Oregon Coast getaway or for more information on all the latest attractions, events and entertainment call 800.953.4800 or visit www.themillcasino.com.

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Ray Doering, Communications Manager, 541-756-8800 ext. 1243 or (cell) 541-297-4611.