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With a capacity of up to 1,500 people, state of the art sound, lighting and video screens, The Event Center at Hollywood Casino has become one of the premier performance venues in the Washington - Baltimore metropolitan area.

Upcoming Shows

Skillet

Friday, June 28 | 9PM | 21+

Skillet

On Victorious, one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated, Pandora Billionaires Club recipients, multiplatinum Wisconsin quartet SKILLET — John Cooper, Korey Cooper, Jen Ledger, and Seth Morrison — write the soundtrack to triumph. By 2019, they not only garnered a pair of GRAMMY® Award nods and sold over 12 million albums worldwide, but they also took home a Billboard Music Award for the double-platinum Awake.

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UB40: Red Red Wine Tour with Special Guest Fastest Land Animal

Saturday, July 6 | 8PM | 21+

UB40: Red Red Wine Tour with Special Guest Fastest Land Animal

By the summer of 1978,  the nucleus of UB40 began rehearsing in a local basement. Robin’s younger brother Ali, Earl Falconer, Brian Travers and James Brown all knew each other from Moseley School of Art, whilst Norman Hassan had been a friend of Ali’s since school. Initially, they thought of themselves as a “jazz-dub-reggae” band, but by the time Robin was persuaded to join and they’d recruited Michael Virtue and Astro – who’d learnt his craft with Birmingham sound-system Duke Alloy – the group had already aligned themselves to left-wing political ideals and forged their own identity, separate from the many punk and Two Tone outfits around at that time. The group had nailed their colours to the mast by naming themselves after an unemployment benefit form. Their political convictions hadn’t been gleaned secondhand either, but cemented in place whilst attending marches protesting against the National Front, or rallies organised by Rock Against Racism. By the time Chrissie Hynde invited them to tour with the Pretenders during the summer of 1980 and their debut single “King b/w Food For Thought” had sailed into the UK Top 5, all the essential elements of UB40 were already in place. Their line-up will remain unchanged for almost thirty years, and they will continue playing a mix of original material and inspired choice of reggae covers in a style that’s instantly accessible with its bright melodies and sweeping horn arrangements – one that’s allied to a formidable rhythm section, capable of holding its own with anything from Jamaica.

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Michael Bolton

Saturday, November 2, 2024 | 8PM | 21+

Michael Bolton

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Michael Bolton's show on May 3, 2024, has been rescheduled to November 2, 2024. All tickets will be honored for the new date. If you are unable to make the rescheduled date, all refunds will be made at the appropriate point of purchase.

Michael Bolton is a multi Grammy Award-winning Singer/Songwriter and Emmy nominated performer, who has sold more than 65 million records worldwide and continues to tour the globe.

Celebrating more than 50 years of contributions to the entertainment industry, Michael has seen 9 studio albums rank in the Top Ten, with 9 #1 singles. Bolton reveals his timeless relevance with a collection of freshly written songs in his newest album Spark of Light, featuring the recent single “Spark of Light” and music video debut. His previous album A Symphony of Hits, which hit #1 on the Billboard Classical Chart, is a selection of his favorite Greatest Hits newly arranged and recorded with a full symphony orchestra.

In recognition of his artistic achievements, Michael won 2 Grammys for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), 6 American Music Awards, and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, 9 Million-Air awards, and the Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Internationally renowned, Michael has collaborated with musical icons that have inspired his own career, such as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Renee Fleming, BB King, Bob Dylan and — perhaps his greatest influence — Ray Charles.

Michael has written hit singles impacting the careers of artists such as Laura Branigan (“How Am I Supposed to Live Without You”), KISS (“Forever”), Barbra Streisand (“We’re Not Making Love Anymore”), Cher (“I Found Someone”), and Kenny G (“By the Time this Night is Over”).

Bolton’s signature success was seized with the 12x platinum album Soul Provider, showcasing chart-toppers like the #1 hit single “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You,” which earned Michael his first Grammy. This pivotal album also includes the hit singles “How Can We Be Lovers,” “Soul Provider,” and the Grammy-nominated “Georgia on My Mind.”

The next #1 album Time, Love & Tenderness, sold over 16 million copies world-wide and features his Grammy Award-winning vocal performance of the blockbuster hit “When A Man Loves a Woman.”

Michael’s songs have been featured in film soundtracks, including the Oscar-nominated theme song “Go the Distance” from Walt Disney’s blockbuster animation Hercules and the title song for the Russell Crowe film Fathers & Daughters. Relevant to multiple generations, his songs are frequently heard on Idol, The Voice, Got Talent and X-Factor all around the world.

Bolton became a viral sensation in The Lonely Island’s Emmy-nominated video, “Captain Jack Sparrow” that launched on Saturday Night Live and has racked up over a quarter billion views on YouTube. His TV cameos span hit shows such as Two and a Half Men, Glee, Fresh off the Boat, Last Week Tonight and Billions.

Known for his soulful voice and poignant lyrics, his timeless charm and good looks have also earned him a spot in several “People Magazine’s Sexiest Man” issues, including “Sexiest Man Alive.”

As an executive producer, he co-created and starred in the original Netflix show Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Special, as well as The Celebrity Dating Game, ABC’s musical spin on the beloved dating gameshow, ranking #1 in its primetime slot.

Michael is especially proud of the initiatives carried out by his own foundation, the The Michael Bolton Charities, which has been advocating on behalf of women and children at risk for more than 25 years.

In his autobiography, “The Soul of it All”, Bolton states he is just teeing off on the back nine of his career.

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