28 June 2021

TUNICA, Miss. – Live music will again fill Gold Strike Casino Theatre as headline entertainment makes its long-awaited return to MGM Resorts International’s Mid-South resort. GRAMMY Award-winning rock band The Wallflowers will be the first group to take the stage in nearly 18 months with a performance on Friday, Aug. 20.

“We have been anxiously awaiting the day we could welcome back headline entertainment,” said MGM Resorts’ Southeast Region Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations Brandon Dardeau. “Guests are eager to enjoy live music and now is the time to welcome them back to the Millennium Theatre.”

The Wallflowers kick off their summer tour with a stop at the Millennium Theatre. Led by frontman Jakob Dylan, son of legendary Bob Dylan, the band has earned a string of Gold and Platinum albums since the release of its self-titled debut in 1992. Their “Bringing Down the Horse” album featured hit songs “6th Avenue Heartache,” “3 Marlenas,” “The Difference” and “One Headlight,” which won two GRAMMY Awards and is listed at No. 58 in Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Pop Songs.  The group is set to release its long-awaited seventh album, “Exit Wounds,” on Friday, July 9.  

Multi-platinum entertainer Sara Evans, one of the most-played female artists on country radio in the last two decades, is scheduled to perform Friday, Sept. 3. A winner of the Academy of Country Music Top Female Vocalist accolade as well as numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, CMT and GRAMMY Awards nominations, Evans also earned the CMA Video of the Year honors for her chart-topper “Born to Fly.” Four of her other singles also reached No. 1, including “No Place That Far,” “Suds In The Bucket,” “A Real Fine Place to Start” and “A Little Bit Stronger.”

Mississippi native and country legend LeAnn Rimes is scheduled to return to Gold Strike on Friday, Oct. 1. A native of Jackson, Miss., Rimes rose to stardom in 1991 at the age of 13 with the release of “Blue.” Since that time, she has sold more than 37 million records worldwide while winning two GRAMMY Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Her hits include “Can’t Fight the Moonlight,” “How Do I Live” and “Something’s Gotta Give.”

After the show, enjoy live entertainment at STAGE2. Located in the center of the casino action with no cover charge, live music is offered nightly at STAGE2, from 7 -11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 7 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Thursdays, and 9 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

For events rescheduled due to Covid-19, tickets are automatically valid for the new performance date, and no action is required. Should guests be unable to attend, a full refund may be requested within 30 days of the new show date being announced. Notification to ticket holders will include detailed instructions on how to obtain refund.

Ticket holders for postponed events should hold on to their tickets. Notification will be issued as soon as a new date has been confirmed. If 50 days have passed since the May 1, 2021 Ticketmaster policy roll out, and no rescheduled date has been announced, a 30-day window for refunds will commence. If postponement is announced post May 1, 2021, the 30-day refund window will commence upon the announcement of the new date. Detailed instructions on how to obtain a refund will be provided at that time.



MGM Resorts International’s Gold Strike Casino Resort is the Mid-South’s premier entertainment destination. A short drive south of Memphis, the 31-story Tunica resort offers 1,133 stylish rooms and suites, award-winning dining, exciting nightlife and an integrated gaming experience with a 50,000-square-foot gaming area that includes 1,200 slot machines, 65 table games, and BetMGM Book Bar & Grill, a full-service sports entertainment venue which also houses the Mid-South’s first Topgolf Swing Suite. More than 30,000 square feet of convention space is available for corporate events or special occasions. The M life Rewards program offers benefits at 17 participating MGM Resorts destinations including the most recognizable brands such as Bellagio, Mirage, MGM Grand, Borgata and Beau Rivage. For reservations, call 888.245.7529 or visit www.goldstrike.com.


CONTACT: Mary Cracchiolo Spain, MGM Resorts International, 888.576.2746, mspain@mgmresorts.com