Dolly Parton Brings Pure Artistry and Simple Elegance to the Jack Casino in Cincinnati, OH

20160611-171Dolly Parton is back on tour and selling out venues with pure artistry and simple elegance . Dolly took the stage at the Jack Casino (formerly Horseshoe Casino) in Cincinnati, OH with a “Hello Dolly” introduction from the band. The sold out crowd instantly jumped to their feet with a standing ovation for this living legend. Dolly was backed by her incredible long time band members Tom Rutledge (bass), Richard Dennison (piano), and Kent Wells (guitar, record producer and band leader). 20160611-260

Dolly remained true to the title of her tour, choosing not to utilize fancy theatrics.  The stage was set  with backdrop curtains and subtle lighting which made Dolly sparkle. Her stage presence spoke for itself and  she could have stood there humming the entire show and the captivated crowd would have still been enchanted. The music was not overbearing and Dolly’s vocals were flawless throughout the two and a half hour show.

20160611-261The setlist for the evening included a wide variety of Dolly’s biggest hits, songs from the Trio projects and new music from her forthcoming Pure and Simple album. Her upcoming album will also include a second disc titled Dolly’s Biggest Hits. Dolly performed hits such as Jolene, Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That, 2 Doors Down, Here You Come Again and many more. Whether it be one of her classics or a song that the crowd was unfamiliar with, Dolly received warm applause  after every number. Dolly surprised the crowd with gospel classics including ‘Precious Memories’ and and an upbeat performance of ‘I’ll Fly Away’.

What stood out to me the most in Dolly’s live stage show was her versatility as an instrumentalist . Dolly showcased her multi-talented facets by playing a variety of instruments that night. Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, washboard, penny whistle, fiddle, banjo, piano and even the tenor sax were among Dolly’s chosen instruments. Without a doubt, Dolly Parton’s live show will have you covered in goosebumps while your ears are begging for more of her angelic vocals and infectious laughter. Dolly shared many laughs with the crowd through her story telling and jokes. Dolly has worn many hats throughout her career as she has had success with many of her endeavors such as charitable organizations like the Imagination Library, a world renowned theme park in DollyWood, and many successful movies.

Be sure to stay connected with Dolly Parton and be on the lookout for her upcoming release Pure and Simple with Dolly’s Biggest Hits as well as the latest Trio boxset featuring Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt titled The Complete Trio Collection due out on September 9th. Visit

Dolly Parton’s Pure & Simple Tour Dates:


June 3 — Greensboro, N.C. @ Greensboro Coliseum
June 4 — Duluth, Ga. @ Infinite Energy Center
June 5 — Greenville, S.C. @ Peace Center
June 7 — Charleston, W.V. @ Charleston Civic Center
June 8 — Vienna, Va. @ Wolf Trap
June 10 — Northfield, Ohio @ Hard Rock
June 11 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ Horseshoe Casino
June 12 — Lewiston, N.Y. @ Artpark
June 15 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Mann Center
June 17 — Lenox, Mass. @ Tanglewood
June 18 — Bangor, Maine @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
June 21 — Boston, Mass. @ Wang Theatre
June 22 — Wilkes-Barre, Pa. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
June 25 — Forest Hills, N.Y. @ Forest Hills Stadium
June 26 — Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 28 — Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Consol Energy Center
July 19 — Cedar Rapids, Iowa @ US Cellular Center
July 20 — Hinckley, Minn. @ Grand Casino Hinckley
July 22 — Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
July 23 — Deadwood, S.D. @ Deadwood Mountain
July 26 — Orem, Utah @ UCCU Center
July 27 — Denver, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
July 29 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
Aug. 2 — Columbus, Ohio @ Ohio State Fair
Aug. 3 — Fort Wayne, Ind. @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Aug. 4 — Windsor, Ontario, Canada @ Caesar’s Windsor
Aug. 6 — Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
Aug. 7 — Highland Park, Ill. @ Ravinia Festival
Aug. 10 — Evansville, Ind. @ Ford Center
Sept. 9 — Toronto, Ontario, Canada @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sept. 13 — Moose Jaw, Sasketchewan, Canada @ Mosaic Place
Sept. 16 — Calgary, Alberta, Canada @ Scotiabank Saddledome
Sept. 17 — Edmonton, Alberta, Canada @ Rogers Place
Sept. 19 — Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada @ Rogers Arena
Sept. 21 — Kent, Wash. @ ShoWare Center
Sept. 22 — Airway Heights, Wash. @ Northern Quest Casino
Sept. 24 — Mountain View, Calif. @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 25 — Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Santa Barbara Bowl
Sept. 27 — San Diego, Calif. @ Valley View Casino
Sept. 28 — Paso Robles, Calif. @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Sept. 30 — Laughlin, Nev. @ Laughlin Amphitheatre
Oct. 1-2 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Bowl
Nov. 15 — Pigeon Forge, Tenn. @ Pigeon Forge Convention Center


For more shows coming to Jack Casino please visit Jack Cincinnati Casino

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Dolly Parton Setlist Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA 2016, Pure & Simple

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