ONE FEATHER STAFF REPORT
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.
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 www.harrahscherokee.com or 1-800-Harrahs.