Published On: Thu, Sep 9th, 2010
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Harrah’s Cherokee opens New Events Center

Principal Chief Michell Hicks (left) and Vice Chief Larry Bluthe cut the ribbon to officially open the new Events Center at Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Hotel on Friday, Sept. 3. (Photo courtesy of Judith Geneus)

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel unveiled the opening of its 3,000-plus seat Event Center on Friday, Sept. 3 making it the leading concert, events and entertainment venue in the region.   Kicking-off the Opening Celebrations were performances by Hank Williams, Jr., on Friday and Grammy and Academy of Country Music award-winning group Lady Antebellum on Saturday.

Among the tri-level Events Center’s assets a full banquet kitchen, four VIP suites, box seating and more than 1,100 balcony seats.  Modular seating may be used for VIP dinners, expos, conferences/conventions, trade shows, sports programming, banquets and special events. 

Interior of the new Events Center

Concession areas are located on all floors, with LCD screens strategically placed throughout the pre-function area. 

The massive Event Center stage is 60-foot by 40-foot and framed by large HD resolution 32-foot screens.  The facility boasts a top-of-the-line speaker system, as well as the highest quality theatrical lighting available. 

Visiting talent performing at the Event Center have access to a premium experience in the facility’s 538-square-foot Green Room, which contains seating, flat-screen televisions, as well as four separate dressing rooms with laundry facilities.

Daniel Tramper, an EBCI tribal member, performs the Hoop Dance while his brother Hoss Tramper sings.

Scheduled shows through the balance of 2010 include performances by:  Crosby, Stills, and Nash (September 18); Paula Deen (September 25); Jason Aldean (October 3); Cirque Shanghai (October 9 & 10); Josh Turner (October 16); Larry the Cable Guy/2 shows (November 6); Dierks Bentley (November 27); and Gary Allan (December 11).

Source: 

The Dilenschneider Group

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