Find tour dates and live music events for all your favorite bands and artists in your city! Get concert tickets, news and more!

Bette Midler To Open The Venue

HAMMOND, Ind. (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Horseshoe Casino is preparing to open The Venue, a brand new 2,500 seat theatre next month on August 8th and plan to mark the occassion with a performance by the inimitible Bette Midler who will bring her "The Showgirl Must Go oN" from the The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

The Venue is billed as a state-of-the-art entertainment center that will provide a forum for a-list talent to connect with fans in an intimate setting.

Designed by renowned Montreal-based Scéno Plus, The Venue features fully flexible configurations with high-tech in-house production systems designed exclusively with cutting-edge equipment. Audio-visual equipment includes three giant HD screens that combine lighting with multi-layered video projections to create a wide range of interactive special effects.

The room also comes equippped with telescopic seating, and the 90,000 square foot facility can undergo complete transformation in less than two hours to accommodate anything from intimate performances to large-scale entertainment productions. The Venue's general admission floor can fit up to 2,400 people, for a total room capacity of more than 3,300.

The Venue also features six VIP suites, a full-service salon and a three-level lobby.

The Venue already has a busy summer lineup planned:

August 8 – Bette Midler
August 9 – Smashing Pumpkins
August 10 – Mo’Nique
August 11 – James Blunt
August 14 – Stone Temple Pilots
August 15 -Lynyrd Skynyrd
August 16 – Billy Idol Onsale
August 20 – Michael Bolton
August 21 – Kem
August 28 – Chris Botti
August 30 – Liza Minnelli
October 4 – Kenny Rogers

– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers