SugarHouse’s New Event Space Opens This Weekend

LeAnn Rimes performs the first concert at SugarHouse Casino’s new event space this Sunday. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah performs next month.

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SugarHouse opens its new events space to the public this weekend with a LeAnn Rimes concert. And, the casino announced this week the second performer to appear: Comedian Trevor Noah, the new host of The Daily Show, will perform on April 23rd.

“This will be a powerhouse concert with an intimate feel, and we can’t wait to show off the new Center,” said Wendy Hamilton, general manager of SugarHouse Casino, said in a release. “LeAnn Rimes is the perfect vocalist to introduce Philadelphia to the city’s newest venue.”

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SugarHouse Casino opened in 2010. It began a $164 million expansion in 2014. That expansion will bring seven new restaurants to the casino, including a Philadelphia branch of the Chicago steak house Hugo’s Frog Bar & Chop House.

The first event in the new space was the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Book of Lists. That’s the image above; it will be reconfigured into a more concert hall-type setting before Rimes’ concert tomorrow.

Noah will be the first comedy act at at the event center, which is 30,000 square feet and seats about 600 for sit-down events with a stage. “Trevor Noah travels all over the world making people laugh, and to see him in the intimate setting of the Event Center will be terrific,” Hamilton said in a different release. “This venue doesn’t have a bad seat.”

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