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Choctaw Casino & Resort–Durant To Celebrate a Decade of Gilley’s with Live Music, Special Events

May 26, 2022

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DURANT, Okla., (May 25, 2022) – Choctaw Casino & Resort–Durant will commemorate the 10th anniversary Gilley’s, the iconic Texas entertainment venue made famous in the 1980 blockbuster Urban Cowboy inspired by the late Mickey Gilley, the country singer who founded the bar in 1989 in Pasadena, Texas.

Choctaw will mark the occasion with a series of festivities, including an Acoustic show by Cody Cannon of Whiskey Myers in the Grand Theater (tickets available at Ticketmaster.com), a free concert by Sons of Fannin, a $5 draft beer special in a commemorative cup, a Boston Cream Cake special, photo opportunity and more! Limited edition anniversary t-shirts will be available for purchase for $10.

“We’ve seen some amazing performances at Gilley’s over the past decade and we are thrilled to be able to offer our guests this no-cost entertainment option when they visit,” said Jeff Penz, Senior Director of Gaming Operations at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant. “Part bar, part restaurant and part live music venue, there is something for everyone at Gilley’s and we are excited to celebrate 10 years this weekend.

Since opening in 2012, Gilley’s has served as an iconic destination for of food, fun, and free entertainment with some of the best-in-class live music every Friday and Saturday. The 8,900-square-foot Gilley’s at Choctaw’s Durant resort is one of three Gilley’s (the others are in Dallas and Las Vegas), all designed to recreate the original location in Pasadena, Texas.

Over the years, Gilley’s has hosted a wide range of concerts from mainstream artists like Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen, Whiskey Myers, Cody Jinks, John Anderson, Neal McCoy, Tracy Lawrence, Charley Crockett, Pat Green, Mark Chesnutt, Mike Ryan, William Clark Green and Uncle Kracker.


Sons of Fannin

May 28, 2022

9:30 pm

Gilley’s at Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant


Cody Cannon of Whiskey Myers

May 28, 2022

Tickets available for purchase at https://tinyurl.com/yek8dd7p

Doors open at 6:30 pm, show at 8 pm

Grand Theater Choctaw Casino & Resort- Durant


About Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, Okla.

Located an hour north of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex lies a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination in southeastern Oklahoma. Choctaw Casino & Resort–Durant is a three-level convention/entertainment venue offering more than 100,000 square feet of meeting and convention space with seating for more than 3,000. Resort amenities include swimming, shopping, dining, a spa, and the region’s premier entertainment complex, The District, with dining, drinks, 20 bowling lanes, a 70-game arcade, and state-of-the-art movie theater. In August 2021, a major expansion added the Sky Tower: 21 stories high featuring 1,000 new luxury hotel rooms, 3,300 additional slot machines, table games, a new poker room, new restaurants, bars, movie theaters and three-acres of swimming pools. For more information, visit choctawcasinos.com.





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