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International Superstar Lionel Richie To Perform at The Theater at MGM National Harbor Thursday, Dec. 22

Tickets on Sale to the Public Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. EDT

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (October 24, 2016) – Singer, songwriter and producer Lionel Richie will perform his greatest hits at The Theater at MGM National Harbor Thursday, Dec. 22 at 9 p.m. The award-winning music legend will be one of the first entertainers to take the stage at the new state-of-the-art entertainment venue at MGM National Harbor. The $1.4 billion resort and casino opened December 8.

The Theater at MGM National Harbor offers an experience unlike any other in the region, providing fans the opportunity to see world-class entertainment in an intimate setting. The new venue features seven VIP suites and flexible seating designs, accommodating 3,000 guests for reserved-seating events and just over 4,000 for general admission shows.

Tickets for Lionel Richie range from $200 to $395, including applicable service charges, and go on sale Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. EDT. Tickets can be purchased online at or For more show and ticket information, visit or call (844) 346-4664.

A Live Nation and M life Rewards members pre-sale will run from Thursday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. EDT to Friday, Oct. 28 at 10 p.m. EDT. To join M life Rewards or for more information, visit

Lionel Richie, known for his honest lyrics and immortal voice that solidified him as an international superstar, has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. His storied career runs from his time with legendary band The Commodores to his 10-album solo catalog. From 2013 to 2015, fans flocked to cities and festivals worldwide to see his All The Hits, All Night Long tour, including Bonnaroo, Life Is Beautiful and Glastonbury, which enjoyed its largest crowd in history for his 2015 headlining set. 

Among the music icon’s many accolades are an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, four GRAMMY Awards, five People’s Choice Awards and 16 American Music Awards. He also has been recognized by ASCAP as the “Publisher of the Year” and is the recipient of the ASCAP “Lifetime Achievement Award,” A World Music Lifetime Achievement Award, TV Land Icon Award and the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Governors Award, among many others. 

In 2016, Richie was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year and Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato, Tyrese Gibson, John Legend and Meghan Trainor combined their talents to pay tribute to his iconic career at this year’s GRAMMY Awards. He also received the Johnny Mercer Award, the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s highest achievement, and won Britain’s prestigious Nordoff Robbins’ Silver Clef Award this year.

Richie has been inducted to both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and knighted in France, receiving the Legionnaire Award. He also is a proud recipient of honorary doctorates from Tuskegee University and Boston College, a Tuskegee University Bachelor’s Degree and a membership in the fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha who also counts Thurgood Marshall and Martin Luther King Jr. amongst its brethren. Always giving back, Richie’s charity work encompasses the likes of Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, UNICEF and The Art of Elysium.

For high-res images and renderings of The Theater at MGM National Harbor, 
visit the MGM National Harbor Online Newsroom.

About MGM National Harbor 
The newest addition to the MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) portfolio, MGM National Harbor has an unrivaled setting offering stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion LEED® Gold Certified resort, which opened December 8, 2016, sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington's Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort features premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic casino with over 125,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high-end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national and international chefs. For more information and reservations, visit

About Live Nation
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management.  For additional information, visit

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