Cincinnati raises stakes with strong casino music lineup

April 16, 2013
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A trip to Cincinnati's new Horseshoe Casino may have become more tempting with the announcement of its first summer concert lineup. 

Slated for the May to September series: The Killers, The Shins, Ke$ha, Huey Lewis and the News, Billy Idol, the Last Summer on Earth tour (Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, Guster), Alice Cooper, Willie Nelson, the Under the Sun tour (Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms), Chicago, Jeff Dunham and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Concerts will be at The Shoe, a one-acre outdoor venue adjacent to the casino.

See anything you like ... and are willing to drive to Cincinnati to see and hear?

Your thoughts?

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  • Wow...
    ... impressive line-up! But don't worry, Indiana casino's will hold their own with the likes of K.C. and the Sunshine Band, The Beatles Experienece Tribute Band and Ma Jones and the Hickory Mountain Pickers!!! LOL.... Yes, I would definitely make the trip to check out the casino and catch the The Killers!!!
  • Not that impressive
    I wouldn't call that lineup all that impressive. Let's see--between 80s has beens (Billy Idol, Huey Lewis, Chicago, E, W & F). 90s has beens (BNL/Guster/Ben Folds/Guster/Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth), 00s has beens (Ke$ha), plus Wilie Nelson (was here last year at Palladium), there isn't anything I would make the drive to see. Take a look at Hoosier Park's lineup--it's got some of the same names. I will say that Huey Lewis does put on a great show..saw him sev years back at a free 4th of July festival in Mason, OH (where Kings Island is located), so if the ticket prices are cheap, I would urge Huey Lewis fans to go. (side note--he is coming here in June to Hoosier Park as well).
    • Well...
      ... I personally think that it IS a much more impressive line-up than what any of our states casinos have planned so far this summer. And Ke$ha may not be YOUR cup of tea, but she is at least relevant and charting....
    • Pete
      G "needs a new Drug" !!!
    • Something for Everyone
      Seems like it is a good variety for different tastes. In my opinion, Huey Lewis and Ben Folds never disappoint. But the real draw is 1) gambling 2) checking out a new venue 3)music. The acts just give people a reason to make the trip. I don't believe Hollywood is going to "compete" by bringing in great music. For people who gamble, the first priority is location. Hollywood (Argosy) and Grand Vic benefited for years from the Cincy crowd. That's over. Day in and day out, they are going to the closer venue. The Indiana casinos which had a monopoly for a long time will have to right-size. They cannot grow the market - people who gamble, gamble; people who don't, don't.

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