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MULVANE, Kansas – The Kansas Star has booked country singer Tim McGraw for the grand opening concert of its arena in Mulvane
Its grand opening concert July 7 marks the latest phase of the development at the Kansas Star Casino.
McGraw is best known for hits like “Live Like You Were Dying,” ”Where the Green Grass Grows” and his latest hit, “Highway Don’t Care.”
The casino manager says that being in Mulvane will actually help get more bands to play at the casino.
“You’ll see them play, Austin, Ft. Worth, Oklahoma City, Mulvane, Kansas, Kansas City, and you’ll see them going up and down that. And that’s important when you’re getting ahead of routing schedules to see where we fit and where we can best serve in that routing schedule. And being in the almost dead center of the United States doesn’t hurt anything,” said Tim Lanier, Kansas Star Casino Arena Manager.
The Kansas Star Casino was temporarily located on the arena floor for its first year of operation. It moved into its permanent facility in December.
That allowed work to begin on remodeling the arena for its original purpose as a multi-purpose venue capable of hosting concerts, sporting events and horse shows.
The arena will seat about 6,000 people for its opening concert. Tickets go on sale May 24.