The Citizen Potawatomi Nation is adding another chapter to the storied Oklahoma music history, opening two new entertainment venues. The Grand Event Center at Grand Casino Hotel and Resort will open in December and Firelake Arena in Shawnee will open in January.
Rodney Carrington will be the first to perform at Grand Event Center with performances scheduled for Dec. 27 and Dec. 28. The shows begin at 7 p.m. and tickets, on sale now, start at $40.
Other upcoming acts at The Grand Event Center include Heart on Jan. 31, Colt Ford on Feb. 1 and Billy Currington on March 7. Ticket information for these shows will be announced soon.
Xtreme Fight Night with special guest UFC fighter Johny Hendricks will kick off the events at FireLake Arena on Jan. 18. The fights begin at 7 p.m. and tickets start at $35.
The Wanted will perform at Firelake Arena on May 17 at 7 p.m. and tickets for the general admission show are on sale now. Tickets are $39.95.
The Grand Event Center will be offer 2,000 seats and more than 15,000 square feet of concert space. Grand Casino Hotel and Resort will also add two dining options, Flame, a Brazilian steakhouse and The Grand Café, a 24-hour American diner. The dining venues will open Jan. 2014. The current entertainment space at Grand Casino Hotel and Resort opened in Oct. 2006 and has seen a diverse group of award-winning musicians and comedians. Among the most popular shows were Gretchen Wilson, Merle Haggard, Wayne Newton, Ron White and Larry the Cable Guy. Grand Casino Hotel and Resort recently completed construction on a new 262 room hotel tower. The Grand Hotel includes a spa, meeting and convention space and will offer an outdoor pool and lounge summer 2014.
Firelake Arena will offer 5,000 seats and more than 52,000 square feet of event space for concerts, conventions and community events. Firelake Arena joins other Citizen Potawatomi Nation enterprises, including Firelake Entertainment Center, The Ball Fields at Firelake, Firelake Bowling Center, Firelake Golf Center, Firelake Mini-Putt and Firelake Discount Foods, to add to the diverse Firelake region of entertainment options.
Grand Casino Hotel and Resort is located just east of Oklahoma City off of Interstate 40. Firelake Arena is located off of Highway 177 in Shawnee, Okla. Ticket prices and information are available by calling 405-964-7777, at the Grand Casino Hotel and Resort, or online at www.grandboxoffice.com or www.cpnboxoffice.com/.