Sam’s Town Live!Lights up Boulder Strip

Nov 22, 2000 10:00 AM

Las Vegas’ newest event center, Sam’s Town Live!, will open this weekend with recording star Kenny Loggins in concert, Friday and Saturday nights.

The 1,100-seat Sam’s Town Live! is part of a multi-million dollar expansion at Sam’s Town on the Boulder Strip that also includes 46,000-square-feet of casino space, 500 new slot machines, and six table games.

The intimate events center will house concerts and other events, and is capable of showcasing a variety of set-up options, from concerts to banquets to a nightclub.

In addition to Kenny Loggins on Friday and Saturday, Sam’s Town Live! will host Boyz II Men on Sunday and other top headliners including Tracy Lawrence (Dec. 1-3), BR5-49 (Dec. 4-6), Clay Walker (Dec. 7-9) and Neal McCoy on New Year’s Eve.

Jaclyn Ferraro, director of entertainment for Sam’s Town, said "We are very excited to be bringing talent of this caliber to the Boulder Strip."

Terry Jenkins, corporate director of entertainment for Boyd Gaming Corporation, the parent company of Sam’s Town, said that George Jones, the Neville Brothers and the Little River Band are among the growing number of entertainers being eyed for future bookings.

Other facilities that are already open or set to open are an 18-screen movie theater complex, a rotisserie buffet, enhanced bowling alley, childcare center and expanded casino areas.

The Century 18 theater complex features lush, ornate and palatial designs, as well as all digital sound. Patrons will be able to relax in stadium seating with loveseats and rockers, which allow for unobstructed views. Rounding out the theater amenities are quick-serve concessions and a Café Cinema.

The new Firelight Buffet will offer a wide variety of food items with display cooking areas that include carving stations, rotisseries and omelet stations. The buffet will also have a bar where patrons can purchase beer, wine and cocktails.

A rarity in Las Vegas, the buffet will introduce natural light into the dining room from 25-foot-high windows. The view will overlook the lush Mystic Falls Park where large trees surround a rushing waterfall.

The new bowling facilities offer "bowling with an attitude." The Extreme Bowling Experience is a combination of state-of-the-art disco-style lights, foggers and special effects that transform the bowling alley into a nightclub with bowling lanes. Ralph Cramden would never believe it!

Once thought of as being a country-western oriented hotel-casino, Sam’s Town has changed its image with the new entertainment complex. Hotel officials say audiences can expect a variety of performers, from adult contemporary to classic rock to urban, as well as country and western.

The Century Theaters complex features THX and digital sound systems, stadium seating with loveseats and rockers, a quick-serve concession and giant wall-to-wall curved high-gain screens for brighter colors and sharper pictures. The new Firelight Buffet has display cooking, omelet stations, carving stations and open rotisseries. There’s also a bar where diners can purchase beer, wine and cocktails.