Thunder Valley lands superstar to help launch new venue. Here are ticket and other details

Grammy-winning performer Bruno Mars will perform at Thunder Valley Casino, headlining the opening weekend of the Sacramento-area casino’s new entertainment center.

The casino in Lincoln on Saturday held its last concert at its temporary outdoor amphitheater, lighting up the sky with drones to announce that The Venue — as the new indoor center is called — will host Mars on Saturday, Feb. 18.

“For over 18 years, Thunder Valley has prided itself on providing award-winning entertainment, services, and accommodations, and opening The Venue is the pinnacle of our commitment to our guests,” said Dawn Clayton, general manager of Thunder Valley. “The Venue at Thunder Valley allows us to expand our entertainment footprint in a big way as we continue to position ourselves as the industry leader in Northern California.

“We are extremely excited to welcome you to The Venue at Thunder Valley for our extraordinary grand opening weekend in February.”

Bruno Mars accepts the award for record of the year for “24K Magic” at the 60th annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 28, 2018, in New York.
Bruno Mars accepts the award for record of the year for “24K Magic” at the 60th annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 28, 2018, in New York.

The new center, which cost $100 million to build, will have 4,500 seats, where concert-goers can enjoy musical acts, comedy, sporting events, conferences and more.

“Our new innovative entertainment venue is unlike anything in this region, and the United Auburn Indian Community is thrilled to see Thunder Valley remain as Northern California’s premier entertainment destination,” said Gene Whitehouse, chairman of the United Auburn Indian Community. “With the opening of The Venue, we will now be able to host events inside year-round, and we look forward to continuing to present big-name performers.”

Thunder Reward Members will be able to purchase tickets to Mars’ concert on Thursday, Oct. 6.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, Oct. 7, and can be purchased online at www.thundervalleyresort.com/entertainment or at the Rewards Center Box Office.

The Eagles will perform Feb. 17 and Santana on Feb. 19.