Henley to rock Bowl Expo

by Bob Johnson 0

It will be “One of These Nights” when bowling fans rock to the music of Eagles vocalist and instrumentalist Don Henley at a live concert Thursday, June 28 at the Reno Events Center.

The concert will cap BPAA’s International Bowl Expo, an event that already includes the outdoor finals of the U.S. Women’s Open on Virginia Street, under the historic Reno arch.

Best known for his work with the Eagles, Henley is expected to entertain concertgoers with Eagles hits such as “Witchy Woman,” “Desperado,” “Best of My Love” and “Hotel California,” along with solo favorites like “All She Wants to Do Is Dance,” “The End of Innocence,” “Dirty Laundry” and “The Boys of Summer.”

The Eagles, members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, won six Grammy Awards, had five No. 1 singles, and produced and six No. 1 albums. In his solo career, Henley has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide and has had eight Top-40 singles, won two Grammys and garnered five MTV Video Awards.

In a separate event prior to the concert, Bowl Expo attendees who purchase a Club Xpo ticket will gather at 6:30 p.m. in the Reno Ballroom for food, drinks and another opportunity to network with their peers. Attendees with Club Xpo tickets will be able to exchange them for prime seating at the Reno Events Center for the Henley concert. A ticket exchange will be held at Bowl Expo earlier in the week to determine assigned seats.

The 2012 International Bowl Expo runs June 24-29 at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino (headquarters hotel). The Expo’s trade show, featuring more than 300 exhibitors covering nearly 200,000 square feet of floor space, will be open June 27-28 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

Bowl Expo’s theme in 2012 is “United We Bowl as We Salute Our Heroes,” and features former Space Shuttle Commander Capt. Mark Kelly, Capt. Scott O’Grady, and Lt. Col. Kevin Sweeney as keynote speakers. There also are more than 40 educational seminars scheduled.

For more information or to register, log on to www.bowlexpo.com or click here to access the NEW online registration book.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.