< Newsroom


49 Winchester to Perform Free Concert at Gilley’s

April 13, 2023

Rolling Stone named 49 Winchester, “country music’s buzziest buzz band”

DURANT, Okla., (April 12, 2023) – Catch 49 Winchester at Gilley’s at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant on Friday, April 21, before they join Luke Combs on his 2023 World Tour in Europe this fall. Gilley’s DJ will kick off the fun at 7 p.m. to get the crowd ready for a night of great music, and 49 Winchester will take the stage at 10 p.m.
Virginia-based 49 Winchester is breaking into the national scene with their latest album, “Fortune Favors The Bold.” They are known for their unique brand of tear-in-your-beer-alt-country, sticky bar room floor rock-n-roll, and high-octane Appalachian folk.

Formed eight years ago on Winchester Street in the small mountain town of Castlewood Virginia, the band’s fourth studio album showcases the current state of 49 Winchester, a grittier, edgier tone that leans towards rock. The album is about leaving your hometown with an appreciation for your roots and heading for the unknown horizon.

49 Winchester has been rising through the music ranks and has recently opened for the Turnpike Troubadours at the Ryman Auditorium, played with Whiskey Myers and made their Grand Ole Opry debut. This fall, they will open for Luke Combs on his 2023 World Tour in Europe.

Glide Magazine, a publication focused on music discovery and conversation on today’s innovative artists, said, “Virginia-based 49 Winchester has put plenty of miles on the van, playing hundreds of shows, sticking with their own brand of outlaw country that would make Willie, Waylon and the boys beam with pride.”

To learn more about the shows and the upcoming entertainment at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant, visit Durant | Choctaw Casinos & Resorts.

Media Interviews:
Reach out to Sally Huggins, [email protected] regarding interviews prior to the Gilley’s Concert on Friday, September 21.

About Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Okla.
Located an hour north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant is a AAA Four Diamond casino resort, entertainment and convention destination in southeastern Oklahoma. The casino has more than 7,400 slot machines, table games, a poker room, and a large non-smoking casino. The resort offers more than 100,000 square feet of meeting and convention space and seats more than 3,000 at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) award-winning Grand Theater. The resort also includes more than 1,600 luxurious rooms and suites, 16 restaurants, 20 bars and lounges, six retail stores, two fitness centers, a spa, and two outdoor pools and a water park. The family-friendly District offers guests 20 bowling lanes, a 6-screen premier movie theater, 70 arcade games and dining options. Additionally, guests can enjoy the 30-camper KOA Choctaw RV Park located across from the casino. For more information, visit choctawcasinos.com.



Journalist or Media Professional?
Contact Sally Huggins for any media relations needs at [email protected]