TINLEY PARK, IL (CelebrityAccess) — Live Nation Entertainment and Hollywood Casino of Aurora have struck a multi-year agreement that will see First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre renamed as the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.
Located in Tinley Park, Illinois, a suburb to the south west of Chicago, the 28,000-capacity amphitheatre is the largest outdoor venue in the greater Chicago area. The amphitheatre draws from throughout the region and sees an average annual attendance of more than 400,000 fans per year. Artists who have performed at the venue include Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band, Blake Shelton, Aerosmith and Bruno Mars.
This is the second Live Nation venue Hollywood Casino will have naming rights to, after the casino sealed a deal with Live Nation's St. Louis venue in November 2014.
The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
"We are excited to connect two prominent entertainment brands in the Chicagoland market. We believe this opportunity further solidifies our commitment to providing exciting entertainment options for our customers and exposes our brand to a whole new demographic. Hollywood Casino Joliet and Aurora are so excited to be partnering with Live Nation and this premier venue," said Wayne Smith, general manager of Hollywood Casino, and Rafael Verde, general manager of Hollywood Casino Aurora. – Staff Writers