In an effort to raise funds for cancer survivors and bring awareness to rehabilitation and wellness programs, a group of Las Vegas country artists have come together as “Cowboys for Cancer” to perform a benefit concert on Sunday, June 28 at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station. Proceeds will benefit Vance Davenport and The Caring Place.

Vance Davenport, a former Las Vegas resident, recently survived an arduous battle with Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC). Davenport performed in and later became Musical Director of the Aladdin’s “Country Tonight” show before he moved to Nashville, performing and touring with such artists as Mark Chestnutt, Sara Evans, George Jones, Lone Star, Toby Keith, Ricochet and Trent Willmon. Vance’s brother, Las Vegas resident JR Davenport, singer and lead guitarist of WolfCreek, created this benefit not only to honor and assist his brother, but also to support those surviving and living with this debilitating disease.

“Music inspires, gives strength and provides hope. I am blessed to have the support of not only our local country music community, but the gracious support of Station Casinos,” said Vance Davenport. “My wife and I met and at Sunset Station, and I’m so grateful to celebrate the gift of life with family and friends while helping others through their fight.”

“We at The Caring Place are so appreciative for the support we will receive from the organizers and attendees of the Cowboys For Cancer event,” said Connie Bernstein, Chair, The Caring Place. “It is just another example of how this devastating disease brings out the best in people, and the community, who want to help others on their journey with cancer.”

“Cowboys for Cancer” features some of the Valley’s hottest country acts under one roof, including:

Scotty Alexander (

The Randy Anderson Band (

Desert Outlaws (

John Encinio (

Lefty Lucy Band (

Tony Marques (

Pam Matteson, comedienne (

Mark O’ Toole

Third Town (www.thirdtown,com)

WolfCreek (www.myspace/

“Cowboys for Cancer” is on Sunday, June 28, 2009, starting at 4 p.m. at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station. Tickets for the “Cowboys for Cancer” benefit concert are on sale now and can be purchased at any Station Casinos Rewards Center, The Fiesta’s Amigo Clubs, online at or by phone at 702-547-5300. General admission tickets are $20 and 100 percent of the proceeds will be split between the Davenport family and The Caring Place. VIP booths are available for $150 and seat up to four people.


About The Caring Place

The Caring Place ( is the only center of its kind in southern Nevada created to provide an oasis for individuals and families on their journey with cancer in order to enhance their quality of life. Programs at The Caring Place began in February 2008 and include complementary therapies such as Yoga, Meditation, and the healing arts, Wellness Seminars, Support Groups and Art Therapy. All programs and services are provided at no charge.


About Sunset Station

Sunset Station is located in Henderson, Nev. and features entertainment offerings including gaming, multiple restaurants, live music, hotel accommodations, the Strike Zone bowling center and a 13-screen movie theater featuring IMAX. Designed to look and feel like a Spanish Mediterranean village, Sunset Station is an AAA Diamond-rated hotel and casino.


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