GRAND CASINO HINCKLEY
Tuesday, December 31, at 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Chris Hawkey, the self-described luckiest man in the world, was born and raised in Union City, a small town that rests on the state-line that separates Ohio from Indiana. He spent his youth competing in a wide variety of sports while dreaming of seeing the world through the windows of a tour bus. Having joined his first band at the age of 15, Chris began his pursuit of “the dream” while still in high school, playing “every bar and city festival within a 100-mile radius.”
Radio-wise, Hawkey’s big break came late in 2001 when he was hired to co-host and produce the Powertrip Morning Show on sports giant KFAN Radio. During its 15-year run, the morning show has become the number-one-rated morning radio program in the Twin Cities and is now syndicated to multiple cities across the upper Midwest on the Fan Radio Network. Hawkey also produces the radio broadcast of Minnesota Vikings NFL football games for the Vikings Radio Network and is a regular contributor to the Vikings Entertainment Network.
Music-wise, the big break came in the form of a phone call from an old friend in 2010. That phone call led to a run of hits and national acclaim as a member of the group Rocket Club. Hawkey was given the opportunity to sing on three songs that would spend time on the Billboard National Country charts. Those hits and four full albums of other fantastic songs would be heard by thousands of fans on stages all over the country as Rocket Club played concerts with some of the country music world’s biggest stars.