Expanded casino unveiled in vibrant ‘Mountain Breeze’ zone

Creating a youthful, energetic mood, the new 175-seat Entertainment Lounge at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino & Hotel is the focal point in the property’s Mountain Breeze zone, one of four themed zones of the casino, which is soon to be doubled in size as part of its $633 million expansion. The Mountain Breeze zone is characterized by rich, striking colors, strobe lighting and pulsating music. More than 700 new games are being added to this zone, with the new 3,000+ seat Events Center on its upper level set to open Labor Day weekend.

The Entertainment Lounge features live music on Wednesday through Saturday nights and a variety of stimulating bar top games. Music will include a rotating roster of entertainment for adults of all ages and interests. With 33 plasma-screen TVs, a 13-foot over-the-stage projector, and concert-level audio, guests will also be able to enjoy sporting events and music videos. The Lounge will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily with full bar service. For the balance of July, except July 22, 23 and 30, the Entertainment Lounge will host live karaoke from 8 p.m. to midnight every Wednesday, dueling pianos from 8 p.m. to midnight on Thursdays, and live bands from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Ultimate Elvis Competition will take over the Entertainment Lounge on July 22 and 23. The Ultimate Elvis finals will take place in the Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. July 24. On Friday, July 30, Terry Lee and the GTs will perform from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. in the Lounge.

828.497.7777 or www.harrahscherokee.com.

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