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Live & Up Close: Sycuan Casino Launches New Entertainment

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SycuanFeatureTitleAfter a 14-month hiatus, Sycuan Casino’s Showcase Theatre is reopening—and launching a brand-new entertainment program in a unique venue unlike any other in San Diego.

The new “Live & Up Close” shows at Sycuan combine the intimacy of a nightclub setting with state-of-the-art lighting and audio equipment more typically seen in an amphitheater. This unusual combination ensures you get to see and hear your favorite artists at their very best.

Sensational Showcase Theatre


It all starts with the size of the theatre. The performance stage is surrounded by an intimate arrangement of only 457 seats. There isn’t a bad seat in the house, and it creates a vibe almost like you’re sitting in on a private jam session.

Then there’s the equipment. Sycuan’s top-of-the-line audio equipment provides exceptional sound quality, and the size of the theatre prevents the distortion and poor acoustics found in larger venues. It’s an audiophile’s dream.

The lighting equipment is also state-of-the-art, and Sycuan works closely with every performer to ensure they have the lighting design they need to support and enhance their performance. Two jumbo video screens also flank the stage, offering another perspective on the show.

Cash Drawings & Meet and Greet

Another feature unique to the “Live & Up Close” program will give attendees a chance to meet their favorite artists in person. At every performance, Club Sycuan members can participate in a drawing to win $100 cash, and many performances will also include the chance to win a pass to the artist’s “Meet and Greet.” These Meet and Greet events will give a small number of guests a chance to speak with and have their photo taken with the performer. That’s a souvenir worth bragging to your friends about!

Another brand-new feature of the Showcase Theatre is the addition of two full-service bars offering a variety of cocktails, beer and wine for sale. Drinks will be available both before and during every show. Access to the Showcase Theatre is limited to guests 21 and over.

Exciting Headliners

Sycuan has been hard at work to develop a show schedule that features some of the most exciting performers in the entertainment industry. All musical genres will be included on the schedule, including classic rock, country, easy listening and more, as well as live comedy. The common ground is simply great performances.

At the Showcase Theatre’s official Grand Reopening event in late October, Grammy winning country superstar Glen Campbell (“Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Gentle on My Mind”) headlined two sold-out shows and officially launched the new entertainment program.

Future “Live & Up Close” shows will be scheduled roughly every two weeks, often with two shows on Saturday. However, the schedule may vary to enable Sycuan to bring in the best performers based on their availability.

Some of Sycuan’s upcoming performances are listed below…or you can go to www.sycuan.com to check out the very latest shows. Tickets can be purchased online with a credit card (select your own seat and print your tickets at home), or at the casino’s box office. A 20% discount on tickets is available to Club Sycuan members who purchase their tickets at the casino.

Why pay the same amount for tickets in the nosebleed seats, when you can get “Live & Up Close” at Sycuan?

For more information regarding Sycuan Casino’s “Live & Up Close” performances or to purchase tickets, visit www.sycuan.com. Must be 21 years of age or older to enter theatre; and 18 years of age or older to enter casino and restaurants.

Aaron Lewis of Staind
A Unique Solo Acoustic Performance
Saturday, November 6th, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Aaron Lewis is lead vocalist for Staind and author of modern rock classics “It's Been Awhile,” and “So Far Away.” His current solo acoustic tour gives fans a chance to hear a new take on his Staind hits, as well as original music and covers of his favorite songs.
Tickets on sale now ($55/$45)

Cheech and Chong
“Get it Legal” Comedy Tour
Saturday, November 13th, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Comedy legends Cheech and Chong are reunited after 25 years, and they’re every bit as hilarious as you remember! Don’t miss a chance to watch some of the duo’s classic comedy routines from their hit albums and films like “Up in Smoke.”
Tickets on sale now ($55/$45)

DwightYoakamDwight Yoakam
Dynamic Performer of Stage and Screen
Saturday, December 4th, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Dwight Yoakam has earned 21 Grammy nominations and 20 gold and 9 platinum or multi-platinum albums. He’ll perform selections from his dozens of country chart-topping singles such as “Honky Tonk Man,” and “Little Ways.”
Tickets on sale now ($75/$55)

Martin Nievera
The Concert King of the Philippines
Friday, December 17th, 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Nievera’s concerts are popular not only for the “Concert King’s” velvet voice, but also for his wit, charm and an electric connection with the audience. This one’s sure to sell out quickly—get your tickets today!
Tickets on sale now: ($45/$35)