Golden Nugget Las Vegas July 2017 Entertainment, Tournaments, and Gaming Promotions


Golden Nugget Las Vegas July 2017 Entertainment, Tournaments, and Gaming Promotions



52 Fridays Concert Series in the Golden Nugget Showroom
Golden Nugget Las Vegas has raised the standard for entertainment in downtown Las Vegas with its acclaimed 52 Fridays Concert Series. The resort presents a diverse lineup of weekly acts, from GRAMMY award-winning pop artists to rock and roll royalty. To purchase tickets, call 866-946-5336 or click here.

The Grass Roots – July 7
The Grass Roots had a series of major hits — most notably “Let’s Live for Today,” “Midnight Confessions,” “Temptation Eyes,” and “Two Divided by Love” — that help define the essence of the era’s best radio. The Grass Roots managed to chart 14 Top 40 hits, including seven gold singles and one platinum single, and had two hits collections that effortlessly went gold.

Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals – July 14
The Rascals are considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s, as well as one of the groups with the most record sales. The Rascals has a string of hits, including the mega hit “Good Lovin”, which struck No. 1 in February 1966. They followed suit with a string of hits like “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin’,” “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning,” and “People Got to Be Free”. The Rascals disbanded in 1972 and Felix Cavaliere’s solo career thrived during this decade.

Quiet Riot – July 21
Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band best known for their hit singles “Come On Feel the Noize” and “Metal Health”. They were founded in 1973 by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni, under the original name Mach 1, before changing the name to Little Women and finally Quiet Riot in May 1975. Their current lineup features no original members from the Randy Rhoads era, and consists of lead vocalist James Durbin, drummer Frankie Banali, bassist Chuck Wright, and guitarist Alex Grossi. They are ranked at number 100 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock”.

Ambrosia – July 28
Los Angeles quartet Ambrosia fused symphonic art rock with a slickly produced pop sound. The group was discovered in 1971 by Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Zubin Mehta, who featured Ambrosia as part of a so-called All-American Dream Concert. Their first record Ambrosia was released in 1975 and spawned the chart singles “Holdin’ on to Yesterday” and “Nice, Nice, Very Nice.” Ambrosia followed this success in 1980 with another number three hit, “Biggest Part of Me,” and the number 13 follow-up “You’re the Only Woman.”

Clint Holmes – Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Returning to his roots at Golden Nugget Las Vegas, singer-songwriter Clint Holmes kicked off his limited engagement residency May 9. Holmes will dazzle audiences with his vast repertoire of all genres of music, including some of his originals, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. inside The Showroom through August.

Frankie Moreno – Thursdays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Singer, Showman, Songwriter, Musician… Frankie Moreno is all of these things and more. Making his first debut into music on CBS’ “Star Search” as a gifted multi-instrumentalist, Moreno has been dazzling audiences with his mix of Rat Pack glamour and vintage Vegas swagger. Named “Las Vegas Headliner of the Year” two years running, Moreno has collaborated with such big names at Joshua Bell, Sting, Josh Groban, Chris Botti, Kristin Chenoweth, and Regina Spektor. Moreno continues to command audiences with his highly contagious music and playful stage antics. An all-around talent, he puts his heart and soul into his music.

$30,000 Fireworks & Fortunes Slot Tournament – July 3 – 5
Celebrate the Fourth of July with a chance at will $15,000! Entry fee is $50 and top 50 places win cash prizes with the first place winning $15,000.

Last Man Standing Craps Event – July 6
It’s all in the wrist. Roll the dice to $5,000 and become the last man standing. Entry fee is $100 and includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

$50,000 Ace Caught a Deuce Craps Tournament – July 7 – 9
Enjoy this two-day craps tournament with the top prize winning $25,000 cash. Entry fee is $150.
$70,000 World Series of Slots Tournament – July 14 – 16
Calling all slots players! Enjoy three rounds of tournament action when playing in the World Series of Slots Tournament. Entry fee is $200 and the top 70 places pay cash with the first-place prize paying $30,000.


Electric Skillet Giveaway – July 10 – 12
24K Select Club guests who earn 1,000 Tier Credits can receive a free electric skillet from July 10 – 12.

Beach Tote Giveaway – July 14 – 16
24K Select Club guests who earn 1,000 Tier Credits can receive a free beach tote during the weekend of July 14 – 16.

Sharper Image Chopper and Knife Sharpener Giveaway – July 24 – 26
24K Select Club guests who earn 500 Tier Credits can receive a free Sharper Image food chopper or knife sharpener from July 24 – 26.

2X Golden Gift Shop Multiplier – July 27
Earn Golden Gift Shop Points 2X faster on July 27 while playing favorite slot and table games then use the points to shop hundreds of gifts in November.

Tito’s Vodka and Copper Mugs Giveaway – July 31 – Aug. 2
24K Select Club guests who earn 1,000 Tier Credits can receive choice of a bottle of Tito’s Handmade Vodka or a pair of copper mugs during the weekend of July 31 – Aug. 2.



Daily Poker Tournaments
Play a hand in No Limit Texas Hold’em in the Poker Room’s daily poker tournaments. Daily Tournaments include two $65 Buy-ins at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and two $50 Buy-ins at 3 and 10 p.m.

Compete in a special Sunday tournament at 11 a.m. featuring a $125 Buy-in and $5,000 guaranteed prize pool. Visit the Poker Room or click here for more information.

New Member Rewards Program
The 24K Select Club is offering new members who earn 20 points a chance to spin and win up to $1,000 in free slot play and a $10 match play. Visit the 24K Select Players Club for more information.

Coco Nugget
Escape to paradise all summer long. Submerge yourself in paradise with Coco Nugget Poolside Parties every Friday and Saturday starting at 8PM this summer. Enjoy live music, drink specials and an unforgettable island vibe. Free entry; open to the 21+ crowd only.

Learn to play a new game or perfect skills with Golden Nugget’s free daily gaming lessons. Lessons are held on the casino floor. Ask a dealer or floor supervisor for directions.

Three Card Poker, Crazy 4 Poker, Let it Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’Em and
Mississippi Stud Poker
Daily – 10:00 a.m.

Craps Lessons
Monday-Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.; Thursday-Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Blackjack Lessons
Daily – 11:00 a.m.

Roulette Lessons
Daily – 11:30 a.m.


The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget now offers more than 2,400 deluxe guestrooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book, and poker room; world-class restaurants such as Grotto Italian Ristorante, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Claim Jumper and Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000 gallon, live shark aquarium and the new H20 poolside lounge. Since 2005, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas has made more than $300 million in upgrades, renovations and expansions under Landry’s, Inc, introducing first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues. Throughout the upgrades, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas unveiled the Rush Tower in 2009, brought Las Vegas its first Chart House Restaurant and introduced a beautiful new pool, The Hideout, as well as expanded the gaming, entertainment and retail options at the luxury resort. In 2014, the Golden Nugget invested $15 million in renovating the Gold Tower adding modern designs consistent with the upscale Rush Tower and invested $6.5 million transforming the Conference Center into a modern business space. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454 or by visiting online at


Frankie Moreno Shares the Stratosphere Stage With Las Vegas Academy Students


Frankie Moreno Shares the Stratosphere Stage With Las Vegas Academy Students
Students To Perform at Stratosphere Theater During Special Performances

Students and recent graduates of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts will get the chance to join Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno on stage and perform their own original song before a live audience this summer, during special Wednesday night performances of Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere.

The opportunity for these students is part of a growing partnership between the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (LVA), a public arts magnet school within the Clark County School District, and the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. Every student who will perform in Moreno’s show plans to pursue a career in music.

“We have been so impressed by the talent and dedication of the Las Vegas Academy students,” said Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower general manager Paul Hobson. “We have the ability at Stratosphere to help these students in their journey to become professional musicians and singers and we are pleased to offer this opportunity.”

The special Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere performances on selected Wednesday nights begin this month, and will include LVA vocalists, piano and guitar players. In addition to performing one of their songs before a live audience in the Stratosphere Theater, some of the students may join Moreno’s band for additional songs as part of the show. Students scheduled to appear include Jack Higgins, age 18, Vocalist/Guitar; Brittany McKay, age 18, Vocalist; John Lloyd, age 18, Guitar; and Maejoy Dotdot, age 16, Vocalist/Ukelele.

“These students are unbelievably talented,” said Moreno. “Working with them has been a great experience and I am thrilled to provide them a chance to perform on a Las Vegas Strip stage and showcase their skills to the world.”

In May, Moreno and his brothers, Ricky and Tony Moreno, taught a series of Master Classes offering LVA students instruction in song writing, as well as insight into the music business. The Moreno brothers have co-written songs, which are performed by Frankie Moreno, as well as a number of diverse artists including One Direction, Air Supply and Joshua Bell.

Frankie Moreno performs with his 10-piece band Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Guests aged 13 to 18 year olds are admitted if they attend with a parent or adult guardian.

Tickets for all ages are $39.99. Locals receive a 25% discount and Stratosphere hotel guests a 50% discount.

Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (702) 380-7777.

Other areas of the partnership between the Stratosphere and LVA include the Stratosphere donating half the proceeds from admission to David Perrico – Pop Evolution, which performs the first and third Tuesday of every month in the Stratosphere Theater. Cast and crew from Stratosphere’s original show PIN UP™ staring Claire Sinclair also plan to hold workshops and offer professional guidance to students in the coming school year.

Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower is a Las Vegas Strip resort with an 80,000-square-foot casino. The 1,149-foot Stratosphere Tower is the tallest freestanding observation tower in the United States, featuring the Top of the World restaurant and highest view of the Las Vegas Strip from the Observation Deck as well as SkyJump Las Vegas and thrill rides Big Shot, X-Scream and Insanity. Known as a great value to gamblers, Stratosphere is located close to the Convention Center at the gateway to downtown Las Vegas. It features 2,427 guest rooms and suites, uniquely themed restaurants, the Tower shops, Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere a production show, PIN UP™, and late night live musical entertainment from David Perrico – Pop Evolution twice a month. Additionally, Stratosphere’s ace | PLAY™ program allows players to enjoy awards, comps and exclusives based on their loyalty to American Casino & Entertainment’s four properties: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower on the Las Vegas Strip, Aquarius Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nevada, and two Arizona Charlie’s locations in Las Vegas. For more information, visit, call 702-380-7777 or 800-99-TOWER (998-6937).

Las Vegas Academy (LVA) is a nationally recognized, award-winning magnet high school, dedicated to education in performing and visual arts and serving approximately 1,700 students in Clark County, Nevada. LVA is part of the Clark County School District, and all students must meet a specific criteria for admission: completing an application, auditioning in their chosen performing major (theater, dance, instrumental music, vocal music), preparing a portfolio (visual arts), and passing an aptitude test (music theory, pedagogy). The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (LVA) is a (5) five-star, high achieving, exemplary academic school of distinction offering major courses of study in the performing arts along with rigorous academic courses.

Last night LVA student Jack Higgins performed two songs to an enthusiastic audience at the Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere show!  He also graduated from LVA yesterday. He eventually hopes to attend USC to complete his music education.
Last night LVA student Jack Higgins performed two songs to an enthusiastic audience at the Frankie Moreno Live at Stratosphere show! He also graduated from LVA yesterday. He eventually hopes to attend USC to complete his music education.


The Smith Center Announces Design Your Own Series



More than 20 Incredible Shows Join the Inaugural Season
at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

Design Your Own Series Offers Variety Beyond Broadway Las Vegas


The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will launch its Design Your Own series on Sunday, September 25. The series will include more than 20 titles showcasing a mix of dance, music, and special attractions. The series gives patrons the opportunity to customize their theater experience and save up to 15% when purchasing multiple shows.

The inaugural Design Your Own series season includes titles from dance masters such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and tap dance extraordinaire Savion Glover, to comedian Lily Tomlin and humorist David Sedaris, to celebrated musicians including The Cleveland Orchestra and Yo-Yo Ma. The series allows patrons to mix-and-match precisely to their interests, instead of buying a pre-selected dance-only or music-only series. With such a wide variety of world-class entertainment, the possibilities to create the perfect customized series are endless. Titles in the series are slated for March-June 2012. Prices are as low as $24 per ticket, and by packaging three shows or more into a custom series, patrons will save even more.

“We plan to bring the community a wide variety of shows in order to provide cultural diversity for all,” says Myron Martin, president and CEO of The Smith Center. “The Design Your Own series has something for everyone and will allow people to customize a package that fits their interests, while allowing them to explore new acts they may not have otherwise sought out.”

Series tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2011, and will be available by calling The Smith Center’s ticketing office at (702) 982-7805 or by visiting By purchasing series tickets in September and October 2011, patrons will save based on the amount of shows purchased. Ticket prices begin at $24 per show (not including processing and handling fees). A minimum of three performances are required for savings in the Design Your Own series. Three shows will result in a 5% total discount, five shows in a 7% total discount and seven shows in a 15% discount. Series ticket prices are dependent upon seat location. Individual tickets are set to go on sale for titles in the series in November of 2011.

The Smith Center takes another important step forward on its path to opening with the addition of the Design Your Own series. The center continues to be on-time and on-budget, with an opening date scheduled for March 10, 2012.


Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
March 12, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
This Grammy Award-winning quartet doesn’t care much for genres. After all, why do one when you can play five or six genres at once? Fronted by master-banjoist Béla Fleck, the band covers it all from classical and jazz to bluegrass and electric blues, with a touch of Eastern European folk thrown in for good measure. It really is impossible to describe their sound, so just call it amazing.

Imagination Movers
March 16, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
The good mood is infectious wherever the Movers appear, whether on stage or on the set of their hit Playhouse Disney series. In 2003, four friends began assembling in a back room after their kids’ bedtimes to write songs and develop ideas for a television series. Now, years later, the Movers are in the middle of filming 25 new shows and are on tour with the songs kids across the country have grown to love.

Canadian Tenors
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
March 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Breathtaking, talented and imported straight from Canada, these four gifted vocalists blend stunning classical sensibilities with toe-tapping contemporary pop to create an evening of magical voices, charming humor and memorable music. They’re so good they’ve already shared the stage with some of the greatest performers of our day, including Andrea Bocelli, Paul McCartney, Neil Young and Sting. Come catch a case of tenor fever.

Alvin Ailey American Dane Theater
Reynolds Hall – DANCE
March 20 and 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has been heralded as America’s Cultural Ambassador to the World and described by The New York Times as “possibly the most successful modern dance company on the planet.” The Theater is proud to showcase the vision of a new Artistic Director, Robert Battle, with programming that embraces the Ailey tradition of such beloved classics as Revelations and extends the legacy in dynamic new directions.

Straight No Chaser
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
March 25, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) is neither strait-laced nor straight-faced. They have become a phenomenon! Straight No Chaser is the real deal – the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor.

Savion Glover “Bare Soundz”
Reynolds Hall – DANCE
March 27, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
“A revelation for eye and ear alike.” – The New York Times. Newark’s own Tony Award-winning tap master Savion Glover (“Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk”) has single-handedly redefined the art of tap by combining it with the contemporary idiom of hip-hop. Accompanied by a 10-piece classical ensemble, Glover will lend his distinct, high-energy dance style to works by Stravinsky, Bach, Vivaldi, Bartok, Mendelssohn, Astor Piazzola and others.

The Pink Floyd Experience
March 30, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Without question, Pink Floyd remains one of the most influential and legendary rock bands of all time. Now, get ready for THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE! Complete with a dazzling new light show and full quadraphonic sound, six brilliant musicians reproduce all of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits, including “Wish You Were Here,” “Time,” “Another Brick in the Wall” and much more…live! Audiences are raving about this epic concert.

Women Fully Clothed
April 13 and 14, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Martin Short calls them “totally hysterical…funny and smart…” This four-woman show takes the best of these women’s distinctive improv careers and makes one laugh-until-you-cry evening. In a world of Hollywood personas and artificial looks, comediennes Robin Duke (“Saturday Night Live”), Jayne Eastwood (Second City Toronto), Kathryn Greenwood (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) and Teresa Pavlinek (“The Jane Show”) take audiences on a hilarious journey through the lives of natural women, fully clothed.

MOMIX presents “Botanica”
Reynolds Hall – DANCE
April 20, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Revolutinary dance company MOMIX seemingly defies categorization as easily as its dancers defy gravity. Mesmerizing, magical and imaginative, MOMIX’s newest creation “Botanica” has played to packed houses and rave reviews around the world. Using light, shadow, larger-than-life props, humor and the human body, their spellbinding show transports you to a world of true fantasy and unrivaled beauty.

The Cleveland Orchestra
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
April 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Under the leadership of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world. Founded in 1918, the Orchestra continues a nearly century-long legacy of unparalleled excellence and heartfelt commitment to community. With performances across the world and an acclaimed residency in Miami, the Orchestra will be making a special stop in Las Vegas for The Smith Center’s inaugural season.

Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott with the Assad Brothers
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
April 24, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Four of the greatest musicians in the world are coming together for one reason only… to amaze you. Yo-Yo Ma, the 15-time Grammy Award-winning master of cello, is proud to present an evening of awe-inspiring Latin American music featuring sensational Brazilian guitarists The Assad Brothers. They will also be joined by acclaimed British pianist and longtime friend Kathryn Stott for a truly unforgettable event.

Paco de Lucía
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
April 25, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
The Flamenco phenomenon has returned just in time for The Smith Center’s inaugural season. Following five years of creative silence, Paco de Lucía is back to change the face of music again. Known as one of the greatest guitarists in the world, Paco de Lucía’s music delicately plays between traditional Brazilian rhythms, jazz and classical music to create a unique sound all his own.

An Evening with David Sedaris
April 26, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Sedaris is the author of several collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, each of which became a bestseller, as well as a collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
April 28, 2012. 7:30 p.m.
The Washington Post calls it, “exemplary.” The LA Times says it’s “stunning.” Even after 50 years, The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields continues to astound fans and critics alike. Now with the addition of acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell, the ensemble plans to perform an exquisite all-Beethoven program that, according to The Times (London), “can pierce the soul.”

Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
May 9, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
In the best and in the hardest of times, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® has come to communities across the U.S. and around the world, raising her voice in hope, love, justice, peace, and resistance. SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® invites her audiences to open their minds and hearts as, out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, she creates a unique and unmatched experience in music and song.

Alan Safier as George Burns in
“Say Goodnight Gracie”
May 11, 2012, 7:00 p.m. and May 12, 2012, 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
This hit Broadway play, starring Alan Safier, invites audiences to spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of the world’s favorite and funniest centenarian, George Burns, a man who laughingly lived and loved each day for all it had to offer, until he finally went “gently into that good night” to forever reunite with his beloved Gracie. “Say Goodnight Gracie” was Broadway’s third longest-running solo performance show and was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for Best play and won the 2003-2004 National Broadway Theatre Award for Best Play.

Lily Tomlin
May 13, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Lily Tomlin needs no introduction. Her list of iconic comedic characters is a mile long. From her New York comedy club beginnings to her unforgettable Edith Ann and Ernestine characters on “Laugh-In,” to successful film and Broadway careers, Lily Tomlin has cemented herself in history as one of the premier comediennes in America. She now comes to the stage with this must-see, one-woman show, guaranteed to make you laugh until your sides hurt.

“PSY” by Les 7 Doigts de la Main (7 Fingers)
May 15 and 16, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
“A transfixing circus spectacle that boggles both mind and eye while also relocating your heart to your throat once in a while.” – The Boston Globe. PSY travels through shifting landscapes of wildly entertaining distorted visions, fading dreams and fractured memories. It carefully delves into the surreal underworld of the human psyche to explore and celebrate the darker side of our unconscious, as well as the beauty. Created and performed by the masters of circus nouveau, the Canadian troupe 7 Fingers.

Buddy Guy with Quinn Sullivan
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
May 19, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that city’s halcyon days of electric blues. And on his “Living Proof” tour he brings this talent to life by looking back over his remarkable experiences. Joined by 12-year-old guitar phenom Quinn Sullivan, he crafts a blues experience for the ages.

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public/private partnership that will become the centerpiece of cultural life in Las Vegas, offering a blend of performances by resident companies, as well as first-run touring attractions. The 5-acre cultural campus will feature three performance spaces, the 2,050-seat main performance area in Reynolds Hall and Boman Pavilion’s 258-seat cabaret-jazz venue and 250-seat studio theater. The campus will also be home to the Discovery Children’s Museum. The Smith Center will be the cultural center for Las Vegas – a place that will educate, entertain and excite the citizens of our great community. Located in downtown’s 61-acre urban development, Symphony Park, The Smith Center broke ground in May of 2009 with a ceremonial carillon bell casting and ringing. In February 2010, it celebrated its “Topping Out” with the raising of 50 tons of steel. The Smith Center will open in March 2012. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit Keep up with news and events on Facebook.