The much anticipated Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe will hold grand opening ceremonies at 7:45pm on January 28, 2015. But it looks like instead of a bunch of suits with giant scissors cutting a ribbon, or even a swinging bottle of bubbly to smash against a wall, they’ll launch the South Shore casino resort with the smashing of an ice guitar sculpture. Classic. The event will take place on the patio of the Fire Break Kitchen & Bar restaurant (named after the out of bounds powder area at Heavenly Mountain Resort). The casino  doors will open  at 8pm.

At 9pm the main entertainment venue, Vinyl, will host a free concert by funk and soul band Mojo Green, and the music will never stop. The Vinyl lounge will host singer/songwriters, local favorites, nationally touring acts, and comedy shows nightly. Several other Hard Rock venues will also host live music nightly at the new resort.

Over the course of the opening weekend, concerts by Uncle Kracker on Jan. 29; Skid Row on Jan. 30 and Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts on Jan. 31 will keep the Hard Rock Rocking. On February 7th, Birmingham rockers English Beat will take the stage with their soul, reggae, pop and punk sounds. A concert for fans of the British Two Tone Ska sound not to miss!

Hard Rock will feature 4 restaurants with at least two open for the celebration. On the casino floor you will find The Oyster Bar with a full range of New Orleans style fare, including a raw bar.  Also,  the 24/7 Fuel eatery with freshly prepped sandwiches, coffee, energy drinks, juices and pastries. will be open. Park Prime steakhouse and Fire Break Kitchen & Bar restaurant may be open as well.

The property at 50, Highway 50 in Stateline, Nevada is owned by the Park family – NevaOne, LLC. The casino hotel was developed and will be operated by Warner Hospitality – purveyors of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The Hard Rock brand comes as the 4th name for this casino property with roots going back to 1965 when Del Webb first opened it. Elvis performed there from 1971 to 1976. The casino was also known as Del Webb’s High Sierra Hotel from 1983-1990 when it became the Horizon. The Horizon closed on April 1 last year to begin the major makeover into a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.


Photo Credit: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe