The new Casino at Dania Beach just opened last month and this weekend, the gaming facility will welcome the very first musical act to Stage 954, the property’s musical venue. The concert hall will welcome Jefferson Starship on February 27th, with Air Supply and Foreigner to play later on this spring.
Owning a portion of the Casino at Dania Beach, the Hayenick family wanted Stage 954 to be similar to Stage 305 of the Magic City Casino, offering classic rock and additional entertainment, including comedic acts. Scott Savin, CEO, stated the casinos are to have entertainment lasting the entire day, with the approach to Dania being that players could enjoy a concert, watch jai alai and play the slots.
Free shows are also on the schedule, which should be appealing to players. According to Savin, local bands will be performing on Friday and Saturdays on a smaller stage that has been set up near the slot machines. Larger bands, such as Smash Mouth, will be playing free concerts on the main stage. Smash Mouth will take the stage on the 5th of March.
The concert hall was created after the owners of the casino decided to begin a $60 million makeover. Before slots were added, the venue was known as Dania Jai-Alai and visitors would watch jai alai matches in auditorium seating while poker games took place on the second floor of the property. The second floor is now where you can enjoy live music at Stage 954.