Outdoor Summer Concert Series Are Back!
In most years there’s no shortage of outdoor concerts in the warmer months. 2020 was certainly NOT a normal year; however, there’s cause for celebration. Concerts are coming back in 2021, but some will start out a little bit differently. As social distancing restrictions are lifting, expect to see many more announcements very soon, and lots of concerts to choose from. So break out your dancing shoes and let the summer begin!
Back Waters Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Q Casino in Dubuque, IA, announced the return of their Back Waters Outdoor Concert Series with a number of great acts to catch. The series kicks off with the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band on Friday, June 25. Shepherd, a guitarist and singer who dabbles in both blues and rock, has been a well-known musician since the release of his 1995 debut album, “Ledbetter Heights.”
Next up on the Back Waters Stage is Staind on Sunday, July 18. Staind is comprised of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist and backing vocalist Johnny April and drummer Sal Giancarelli. The band has eight Top 10 singles and has sold over 15 million albums, featuring the smash single “It’s Been Awhile.”
Brothers Osborne takes the stage on Sunday, Aug. 15. The band is known for combining country music with bits of soul. The duo, formed in Maryland, has been nominated for seven Grammy awards. It has produced a number of hits, including “It Ain’t My Fault” and “All Night.”
Next up is Nelly on Friday, Aug. 27, with special guest Too Hype Crew. Nelly entered the spotlight with the release of Country Grammar in 2000, spending seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and spawning the massive hits “Ride Wit Me.”
Collective Soul with special guests Better Than Ezra and Tonic take the Back Waters Stage for a rescheduled show on Thursday, Sept. 2. And finally, with back-to-back platinum albums and a grassroot following millions strong, bad boy country artist, Brantley Gilbert, performs on Sept. 10.
Summer Concert Series Lake Tahoe
South Lake Tahoe concerts heat up in the summer and each year the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys hosts the 2021 Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series, which has some of the hottest music acts under the stars performing in a 4,000-seat amphitheater. Artists who have performed at the outdoor arena in the past include Paul Simon, Lady Gaga and The Who, just to name a few. Each summer, the parking lot is transformed into the largest venue you’ve ever been in, and the crowd, energy and musicians all play into your perfect summer night.
This year, the 2021 Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series welcomes Brantley Gilbert (July 31), Roger Daltrey (Aug. 31), Eric Church (Aug. 27 & 28), Miranda Lambert (Sept. 2), Train (Sept. 3), and Alabama’s 50th Anniversary Tour (Sept. 4) to the performance schedule. Previously announced shows include Phish (Aug. 31 & Sept. 1), Old Dominion (July 23 & 25), and Dierks Bentley (Aug. 22). Concert-goers can look forward to more exciting announcements to follow.
Tickets for all shows are available through ticketmaster.com and through apeconcerts.com. The Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys is an all-ages venue. Everyone is required to have a ticket for both reserved and general admission shows.
Summer Concert Series at Battery Park
On May 13, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City in Sioux City, IA, announced the lineup for the Summer Concert Series at Battery Park. The summer concert series kicks off with Brantley Gilbert on Jul. 10, and performances by Staind (July 16), Shinedown with Pop Evil (August 14) and Nelly to finish out the summer concert series on August 28. Tickets may be purchased at www.hardrockcasinosiouxcity.com or in-person at the Rock Shop that opens daily at 12 p.m.
Northern Quest Casino Resort Outdoor Summer Concerts
There’s nothing like a concert under the stars. Northern Quest Casino Resort in Airway Heights, WA, has announced a stellar line-up to their famed Outdoor Concert Series. As a bonus, super fans can sign up for a free Camas Rewards card at the Northern Quest Camas Club for early access to all show tickets.
Kicking off the series is Jeff Dunham on July 10. Other acts include Ice Cube (July 22), Smokey Robinson (July 24), Dierks Bentley (July 30), Rodney Carrington (August 6), Billy Idol (August 12), Brantely Gilbert (August 13), Collective Soul (August 20), Sammy Hagar & The Circle (August 22), Roger Daltrey (Sept. 1), Foreigner (Sept. 16), Sublime with Rome & Lifehouse (Sept. 19), Darius Rucker (Sept. 24), and Old Dominion with Caitlyn Smith (Sept. 25).
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.northernquest.com.
The Draft Room Sports Bar Opens in Paragon Casino Resort On April 16
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana and Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, LA, announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting of The Draft Room, a premier sports bar and restaurant located inside of Paragon Casino Resort.
“We do not believe that there is anything else in Louisiana that can mirror this right now,” said general manager of Paragon Casino Resort, Jody Madigan. “Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Draft Room is now here and ready for our patrons to enjoy. From unmatched audio visuals to our oyster bar and more, we’re excited to offer these fun amenities.”
This new bar serves as the ultimate fan zone with 600 square feet of wall-to-wall sports on over 100 screens, 20 new slot machines, three VIP sections and live sports all day long.
The Draft Room serves fan-favorite specials like brick oven pizza, satisfying burgers and tantalizing grilled oysters, making this the perfect game-day headquarters. It also offers more than 80 beer options in bottles and on tap, including the largest selection of local and regional craft beers in the area.
“While it is our hope that The Draft Room will become a special place for locals and visitors alike to gather, make memories and enjoy this new space, this opening signifies so much more,” said Marshall Ray Sampson, vice-chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, the Tribe that owns and operates Paragon. “This grand opening represents the resilience of our community and hard work of our Paragon staff to succeed despite the impacts of COVID-19 on the service industry. The opening of The Draft Room marks a new chapter for Paragon.”
For more information, visit www.paragoncasinoresort.com/dining/the-draft-room.