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MGM Springfield Grand Opening Celebration Set For August 24


On July 11, MGM Springfield announced additional details for the resort’s public grand opening on Friday, August 24. Kicking off the festivities at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of State and Main Streets, Downtown Springfield will be treated to a lively procession featuring the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales and other surprise entertainment alongside hundreds of the resort’s employees, construction workers and local dignitaries.

Once the procession has arrived at MGM Springfield at approximately 11 a.m., doors will officially open, welcoming guests in to experience the energy and excitement of New England’s first integrated luxury resort and entertainment destination.

“We are counting down the days and hours until we open our doors on August 24 to invite in the Springfield community and visitors from around the world,” said Michael Mathis, president of MGM Springfield. “The anticipation from everyone involved in this resort is at a fever pitch and we are more excited now than ever to see this all become a reality.”

Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said, “This is a day many of us have worked toward and have long looked forward to celebrating. I am excited to play a role in the opening day of MGM Springfield, opening the door to a new resort, as well as a new era for Springfield and its citizens. I appreciate MGM’s continued belief and tremendous investment in our city.”

Continuing the grand opening festivities, MGM Springfield will celebrate the music of Prince with an orchestral performance at Symphony Hall on Sept. 18 featuring some of the world’s leading musicians and vocalists.

4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince will highlight the greatest hits and hidden gems of one of the world’s legendary musicians and showmen.  The orchestra will perform songs from Prince’s singular and extensive music catalog, highlight many of his hits that captivated generations of fans, as well as feature some of the lesser-known gems. Questlove, an avid Prince fan, helped curate the music and orchestral arrangements the symphony will play.

“We continue to reaffirm our commitment to bringing the world’s best entertainment to downtown,” said Talia Spera, executive director of entertainment for MGM Springfield. “We’re rejuvenating this storied arts and entertainment community with shows and memorable experiences that give our guests new reasons to visit.”

Tickets for 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince at Symphony Hall are priced at $45, $59, $69 and $79, not including applicable taxes and service charges. Tickets may be purchased at the Symphony Hall box offices, online at or by calling the box office at 413.788.7033.











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