Tag: Michigan

Michigan’s FireKeepers Is Cooking

Tim Allen plays Michigan’s FireKeepers’ 2,170-capacity venue, the Event Center. (Courtesy FireKeepers) Venue keeps that Midwestern flavor FireKeepers Casino Hotel City:  Battle Creek, Mich. Venue: The Event Center Capacity: 2,170 The FireKeepers casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Mich., is less than two hours from Detroit and less than three from Chicago, two huge live music markets.  “Tours will play here even if they’ve played one of the big cities,” said Jim Wise, vice president of marketing at FireKeepers. “We mostly draw from a 50-mile radius, so it’s everywhere from here to northern Indiana and western Ohio. Business is good at the Event Center, FireKeepers’ 2,170-capacity live event venue. Hard ticket sales account for 65 percent of the inventory, and most shows sell out. “The facility stands on its own as a cash-ticket venue,” Wise said. “It’s the same thing happening in tribal casinos in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Jackson and […]

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