L’Auberge Baton Rouge Hotel To Open Second Outdoor Smoking Gaming Area February 4
BATON ROUGE, La., – L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge (“L’Auberge”) is excited to announce the opening of Riverbend Terrace II on Friday, February 4 at 12pm. A formal ribbon cutting ceremony will be be held on the terrace with guests joining the L’Auberge team members to celebrate. Riverbend Terrace II is L’Auberge’s second smoking terrace, with the first opening in 2019. This project, costing $6 million to build, is the first in Baton Rouge and Penn National Gaming’s
history to include an outside area where guests are offered the opportunity to play table games and smoke. This high-end space will span 4,500 square feet and will feature over 90 slot machines and roulette, blackjack, and baccarat table games. The space will also include an entertainment bar, 11 TV screens, an air infiltration systems, 4 industrial size ceiling fans and gas fired radiant heaters to keep guests comfortable year-round.
Jack Harlow Headlines Forecastle Festival’s Return to Waterfront Park May 27-29
The Forecastle Festival, Louisville’s longest running music festival returns for its 20th anniversary event Memorial Day weekend, May 27 – 29, 2022 with an all-star lineup boasting GRAMMY-winning rapper Tyler, the Creator, psychedelic rock powerhouse Tame Impala and GRAMMY-nominated hometown hero Jack Harlow.
More than 50 artists across hip-hop, alternative, electronic and more will grace the Forecastle stages over the course of the three-day event including Rüfüs Du Soul, Phoebe Bridgers, Porter Robinson, Clairo, 6Lack and Black Pumas.
Tickets are available immediately via SMS presale with a general on-sale to follow on Thursday, January 6 at Noon EST. Ticketing options include 3-Day and 1-Day tickets for General Admission, GA+ and VIP experiences.
L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge Chefs Win Gold and Bronze in Baton Rouge Epicurean Society’s Fête Rouge Awards
BATON ROUGE, La. – L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge is excited to announce that Chef Eric Sibley, chef de cuisine at 18 STEAK, and Chef Jesus Arguelles, chef de cuisine at Red Lotus Asian Kitchen, won GOLD and BRONZE, respectively, at the Baton Rouge Epicurean Society’s Fête Rouge Awards. Sibley won gold in the Louisiana Flavors category, and Arguelles won bronze in the Meat category. The winning dishes were Sibley’s Local Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Foie Gras Sausage and Arugelle’s Korean BBQ Banh Bao.
Sibley has lead 18 STEAK since 2018. Arguelles has been a part of L’Auberge’s culinary team since July 2017 and has been leading Red Lotus Asian Kitchen since its inception in November 2020.
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Pearl River Resort to Host Miss Mississippi USA & Miss Mississippi Teen USA Pageants in 2022
CHOCTAW, MS – Pearl River Resort is excited to announce that the 2022 Miss Mississippi USA and Miss Mississippi Teen USA Pageants will be held at the Silver Star Convention Center, April 1 & 2, 2022.
“Pearl River Resort is proud to be the new home of the Miss Mississippi USA pageants,” said Sonny Johnson, President and CEO of Pearl River Resort. “The young ladies that participate will create a lifetime of memories and it is truly an honor to be part their special moment.”
“We are very excited to hold our upcoming event more centrally located in the state at the gorgeous Pearl River Resort,” said Kim Greenwood, Pageant Director. “The magic found at the Pearl River Resort will be the perfect host for the most beautiful and accomplished young women from across the state of Mississippi vying for the titles of Miss Mississippi USA and Miss Mississippi Teen USA”.
The winners of these two events will travel on to the national competitions of Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.
The Holiday Season is Alive at Beau Rivage!
BILOXI, Miss. – One of the South’s most anticipated holiday displays returns this year with something for all ages. Beau Rivage Resort & Casino celebrates the season in grand fashion from Thanksgiving to New Year’s with a variety of entertainment and special events including a spectacular holiday show, shopping event, and an exclusive brunch with Santa himself.
“Each year visitors marvel at our seasonal displays, holiday decorations and live entertainment,” said MGM Southeast President and COO Travis Lunn. “Christmas at Beau Rivage has become a Gulf Coast tradition and our team takes great pride in creating magical moments for guests.”
Beau Rivage captivates the imagination with nostalgic decor and timeless traditions, making it a must-experience holiday destination for the entire family. The resort is adorned with larger-than-life nutcrackers, oversized Christmas ornaments, hundreds of frost-covered trees, thousands of brilliant poinsettias, and Santa’s sleigh and reindeer soaring high above the atrium. A stunning 20-foot Christmas tree and classic winter scenes throughout the resort’s public spaces invoke the spirit of the season.
Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale: Business, Bets and Giving Back
When it comes to thinking big, Texas businessman Jim McIngvale has proven he has what it takes to kick things up a notch and get people’s attention. His passion and determination for success has turned a $5,000 investment in a start-up furniture store in 1981, into a multi-million-dollar business and one of the largest mattress store chains in the country. In addition to growing his Gallery Furniture brand into a household name, McIngvale has had mirrored dedication to his philanthropic endeavors and always seems to be there for the community when they need him the most.
We had the opportunity to catch up with the man now known as ‘Mattress Mack’ to learn more about his views on business, betting and giving back.
Listen to the full interview with Mattress Mack below:
Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces Historical Racing Machine Expansion in Downtown Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky., (Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021) – Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) announced today plans to open a new historical racing machine (“HRM”) entertainment venue, Derby City Gaming Downtown, in Louisville, Kentucky. The 43,000-square-foot entertainment venue will be located at 140 South 4th Street, at the corner of South 4th and West Market, diagonal to the Kentucky International Convention Center.
Derby City Gaming Downtown will initially include 500 HRMs, a fresh-air gaming area and over 200 onsite parking spaces. The new entertainment venue will provide guests — including locals, tourists and convention attendees — three unique bar concepts: a main-level sports bar with a stage for music and live entertainment, a premium bourbon library and an elegant wine and charcuterie lounge. A retail and merchandise store will be located on the street level where guests can shop for Kentucky Derby-themed merchandise. Construction on Derby City Gaming Downtown will begin later this year with an anticipated opening date in early 2023.
Beau Rivage Celebrates Cruisin’ the Coast 25th Anniversary with The Beach Boys and more!
BILOXI, Miss. – For the past 25 Octobers, Coastal Mississippi has turned back the clocks and transformed into “America’s Largest Block Party,” hosting thousands of antique, classic and hot rod vehicles for Cruisin’ the Coast. A record 8,028 vehicles have pre-registered for this year, attracting thousands of auto enthusiasts and visitors from across the country for the weeklong coast-wide event October 3-10.
Cruisers need not look any further than Beau Rivage Resort & Casino for a week of classic fun and nostalgic music.
Sara Evans Coming to Oaklawn Racing Gaming Resort October 23
Hot Springs, Ark. – Multi-platinum artist Sara Evans, one of the most popular female country singers over the last two decades, will be performing in Oaklawn’s event center on Saturday, Oct. 23 as part of her Copy That Tour. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at www.Oaklawn.com.
Well known for her five #1 singles, “No Place That Far,” “Suds in The Bucket, “A Real Fine Place to Start,” “Born to Fly,” and “A Little Bit Stronger,” Evans is currently on tour in support of her latest album Copy That. Released on her own Born to Fly Records label, Copy That is Evans’ first solo studio album since 2017’s critically acclaimed Words. On Copy That, she shines a spotlight on songs that have served as the soundtrack for the American experience for the last six decades. Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet joins Evans for a buoyant rendition of the Stevie Nicks and Kenny Loggins classic “Whenever I Call You Friend” and Old Crow Medicine Show adds their unique flavor to the Hank Williams standard “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” She also covers Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ 1982 hit “Come on Eileen” and The Knack’s “My Sharona,” showing a rarely heard rockin’ side.