RIDGEFIELD, Wash. (CelebrityAccess) The new Ilani Casino Resort near La Center, Wash., has an even newer live music space, the 2,500-capacity Cowlitz Ballroom (named after the Cowlitz Indian Tribe).
The casino was co-developed by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, which is expected to manage the $510 million operation for seven years.
The 22,000-square-foot space was christened April 12 by Little Big Town, and is the centerpiece of the 30,000-square-foot Meeting and Entertainment Center, which is being unveiled just in time for the resort’s 1-year anniversary. The venue also recently hosted “I Love the 90s” and Jay Leno is scheduled for April 29.
“Relationships matter in this business, especially when they are friendships,” Thomas Cantone, senior corporate VP sports & entertainment for Mohegan Gaming, told CelebrityAccess, “and I can’t thank Darin Murphy at CAA enough for being making this (Little Big Town) happen for us.
“It has set the tone for more to come at our newest venue.”