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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Set to Open June 28


It’s official! Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City announced in a multi-city press conference that it will reopen June 28 and promises to live up to its rocker name.

It’s clear the resort’s emphasis is on entertainment and has already booked more than 300 nights of shows with tickets available to 60 different acts at press time.

The stellar lineup includes Carrie Underwood (June 29) and Pitbull (June 30) as opening acts to kick off the grand celebration. Other entertainers include comedians Howie Mandel (July 3 & 4),  Jon Lovitz (July 5), and Amy Schumer (Sept. 1) along with top musical acts like Third Eye Blind (July 5), Kelly Pickler (July 6), Ted Nugent (July 12) Florida Georgia Line (July 13 & 14), Maroon 5 (July 15), Gin Blossoms (July 21), Chris Young (July 23), Rascal Flatts (July 26), Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo & Rick Springfield (July 26), Frankie Valli (July 27 & 28), Bush, Stone Temple Pilots & The Cult (Aug. 1), Blake Shelton (Aug. 18), Toby Keith (Aug. 26), Christina Aguilera (Sept. 28) Steely Dan, (Oct. 13), and Kid Rock (Oct. 19 & 20) to name just a few. In addition, Hard Rock Atlantic City plans to bring Broadway’s best with The Million Dollar Quartet (Aug. 11),  Rock of Ages (Nov. 1 to Nov. 4) and Kinky Boots (April 30-May 4, 2019).

“When we announced that we were going to step in the AC gaming market, we had a different view point,” Hard Rock Chairman Jim Allen said in a live broadcast from Times Square shown during an event at Hard Rock’s preview center at Tanger Outlets in Atlantic City. “It’s not about gaming, it’s about entertainment.”

Hard Rock International bought the defunct Trump Taj Mahal in March 2017 and has invested more than $500 million in renovations. The property will undergo a complete transformation with all rooms, restaurants and casino re-imagined and redesigned with rock-chic interiors that pay homage to music greats. Hand-picked memorabilia displays will adorn the walls throughout the property—many with ties to New Jersey—and the casino will host a slew of gaming options that include more than 2,200 state-of-the-art slots and 125 table games.

The Etess Arena Concert venue has also been renovated, revamped and renamed the Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena and will now have the capacity to hold more than 7,000 fans.

Hard Rock Atlantic City invites guests to sign up for the Wild Card Rewards program now for behind the curtain construction updates and pre-opening information, insider access to upcoming shows and ticket pre-sales and special deals at Hard Rock properties around the globe.

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City is accepting hotel reservations and tickets to an array of shows are available online at

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