New Events Center on schedule to open at Harrah’s Cherokee

by Jul 22, 2010A&E, NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments


An artist rendering of the completed Events Center. (Image courtesy of Harrah's Cherokee)

The new Events Center at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel is on schedule to open in late August. 

The 3,000+-seat Center will feature two large VIP Suites, two small VIP suites and box seats in addition to a state-of-the-art surround sound system and 32-foot screens on each side of the stage.  It will also feature 27 47” LCD screens in pre-function areas and five 52” LCD screens in the balcony area.    

A photo, taken Tuesday, July 20, from the top of the balcony shows the progress on the Center. (Photo by Scott McKie B.P./One Feather)

The Center was designed by the Cunningham Group, a Minneapolis-based architecture firm that was named 39th in Architecture Magazine’s 2009 list of  “Top 50 Architecture Firms in the Country”.  It is being built by the Yates-Rentenbach Construction firm based in Knoxville, Tenn. and currently around 500-600 people are working virtually around the clock to finish the project. 

The Events Center has several big-name acts scheduled for its opening Labor Day weekend including Hank Williams Jr. on Friday, Sept. 3 and Lady Antebellum on Saturday, Sept. 4. 

                Other notable star bookings include:

–          Crosby, Stills & Nash – Saturday, Sept. 18

–          Jason Aldean – Sunday, Oct. 3

–          Gary Allan – Saturday, Dec. 11

A special community event is being planned for Thursday, Aug. 26.  Check the One Feather for more details as they are released. 

The Event Center, which is non-smoking, will only be open to patrons 21 years of age and older. 

For more information or to purchase tickets for an upcoming show, visit or 1-800-Harrahs.