The constant "ding, ding, ding" of slot machines will get some auditory competition Saturday night at three Miami-Dade casinos, where former Journey frontman Steve Augeri, country singer Jo Dee Messina and "Feliz Navidad" author Jose Feliciano will perform separate concerts.
Augeri joined Journey in 1998, taking over from original singer Steve Perry to lead the "Don't Stop Believin' " band until 2006, when he left the group because of vocal problems. He later embarked on a solo career, and earlier this year, he toured Germany, Switzerland and Sweden with Legends! Voices of Rock, which includes past members of Deep Purple, Kiss, Chicago and Toto. He'll perform under his own name at 8 tonight at Magic City Casino, 450 NW 37th Ave., in Miami. Admission to the show is free, but seats near the stage cost $75. Food trucks will be on site from 5 to 10 p.m. Go to MagicCityCasino.com.
Feliciano, meanwhile, will play at 9 p.m. at Hialeah Park, 100 E. 32nd Ave. Sure, Feliciano gave us "Feliz Navidad," which he's bound to perform, but he's also a heck of a guitarist, as evidenced on his version of the Doors' "Light My Fire." Feliciano, 68, has a good sense of humor, appearing on "The Late Show With David Letterman" in 2007 to play a rendition of "Old Turkey Buzzard" after Letterman had made it a recurring bit. Tickets cost $25 to $75. Call 877-840-0457 or go to TicketForce.com.
Finally, Messina's show will begin at 9 p.m. at Casino Miami Jai-Alai, 3500 NW 37th Ave. Messina, 43, came to Nashville at age 19. In 1996, she released her first of nine No. 1 singles, including "My Give a Damn's Busted." But poor business decisions rendered her almost bankrupt, and her subsequent singles struggled to reach the charts. In May, Messina started a Kickstarter campaign to pay for her next album, which is set for release in March 2014. The Casino Miami Jai-Alai fronton has been revitalized and now holds up to 2,000 people. Tickets cost $18.50 to $74.50. Go to CasinoMiamiJaialai.com.