SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The company that owns the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks says a new 8,500-seat amphitheater it's building across the street from the hotel-casino will be open in time to host a concert by country singer Toby Keith in June.
Marnell Gaming announced Tuesday that Keith will perform the first act in the new events center June 15 on the former site of the Bourbon Square casino just north of Interstate 80.
The Sparks Planning Commission approved the plans for the amphitheater Jan. 3.
Anthony Marnell III says it will be similar to the Laughlin Event Center his company built in southern Nevada next to two hotel-casinos it formerly owned.
Marnell says they've also booked Hank Williams Jr. for a show on Aug. 3 and Lady Antebellum Aug. 17. He says more A-list acts are expected to book soon.