NorCal Casino Announces Huge Opening Weekend For New Event Venue

Written By Clem Ellis on November 3, 2022
Bruno Mars Featured At Thunder Valley's New Venue

Thunder Valley Casino Resort is set to debut its new entertainment venue early next year. The casino has just announced an exciting lineup of iconic musical acts for the grand opening weekend.

Thunder Valley initially broke ground on the project in March of 2021 and announced that it would be opening The Venue in early-2023. The 150,000-square foot venue at the Northern California casino will hold 4,500 seats and host a variety of musical guests, comedians and sporting events.

The Eagles, Bruno Mars and Santana set to appear

The Venue isn’t wasting anytime in bringing big names to Thunder Valley. The Venue’s lineup for opening weekend spans multiple genres, appealing to fans of all ages.

On Friday, Feb. 17, concertgoers can take it easy with a performance from 70’s rock legends, The Eagles. On Saturday, Feb. 18, The Venue will showcase multiple Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars, whose catalogue includes everything from pop to reggae. Finally, 70’s rock legend Santana will take the stage Sunday, Feb. 19, to close out The Venue’s opening weekend.

Tickets for the grand opening went on sale last month, and the first two shows have already sold out. Tickets to see Santana are still available. Other upcoming performers include comedians Gabriel Iglesias (Feb. 24-25), Jeff Dunham (March 24) and Kevin James (March 31).

They will also be hosting 60’s rock band The Beach Boys on March 18. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster, or on the Thunder Valley website.

The Venue aims to provide a top-notch modern experience

The Venue will feature multiple concession stands offering food, wine and beer, as well as cutting-edge sound and video design.

Dawn Clayton, general manager of Thunder Valley, has high hopes for The Venue’s future:

“The Venue at Thunder Valley allows us to expand our entertainment footprint in a big way as we continue to position ourselves as the industry leader in Northern California.”

If the potential for inclement weather is making you hesitant to attend, don’t worry. One of the major benefits of The Venue’s opening is that it allows Thunder Valley to continue to host large events year-round.

“With the opening of The Venue, we will now be able to host events inside year-round, and we look forward to continuing to present big-name performers,” says Gene Whitehouse, Chairman of the United Auburn Indian Community.

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