Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa opening new live music dance hall

01/24/2019 08:30 AM
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Track 5. logo. COURTESY
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Construction wraps up on Track 5. stage and 1,200 square feet of dance floor. COURTESY
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The Track 5. area of the casino features 450 new electronic and table games, which area also set to open on Feb. 1. COURTESY
CATOOSA – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa officials plan to open the resort’s live music dance Track 5., on Feb. 1.

“The design of Track 5. pays tribute to Oklahoma’s rich honky-tonk roots,” Martin Madewell, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa senior director of marketing, said. “Our guests love music, and many are loyal country fans. We are confident Track 5. will become the new local favorite. The national artist lineup and the production caliber of the venue will put Track 5. on the map regionally.”

The new venue is home to a stage designed for live entertainment that accommodates an array of national, regional and local artists. Guests can enjoy two-stepping on the 1,200-square-foot, wooden dance floor or pull up to the full-service bar, which features three dozen taps and a selection of bourbons. The venue includes a second-floor VIP mezzanine, great for taking in the sounds of country legends or today’s up-and-comers performing on stage.

Kicking off the opening of Track 5. is a private, invitation-only show featuring country legend Tanya Tucker on Feb. 1.

The lineup through February, a month of free and open-to-the-public shows, includes performances from multiplatinum artist Sammy Kershaw on Feb. 15, followed by three shows from Oklahoma’s own Restless Heart on Feb. 21, Jason Boland and the Stragglers on Feb. 22 and The Swon Brothers on Feb. 23.

“As Hard Rock, it was essential that we designed a venue to deliver an authentic experience that’s all about the music,” said Madewell. “The idea started as an ode to ‘Tulsa Time,’ the fifth track on legend Don Williams’ album ‘Expressions.’ Through this phase, we stumbled upon the bizarre coincidence of an Oklahoma tie embedded on the fifth track on the albums of four other iconic artists. With that discovery, there was no doubt we had the name, Track 5.”

Track 5. is part of a 65,000-square-foot expansion that started in April 2018. The new, two-level casino features 450 new electronic and table games, Tulsa’s newest poker room and a 7,000-square-foot multipurpose event center. The casino and poker room are opening alongside Track 5. on Feb. 1.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. For more information about Track 5. or to see the upcoming music lineup, visit hardrockcasinotulsa.com.


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