Trace Adkins headed to outdoor stage at Ameristar; show is free|[08/02/08]

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 2, 2008

Country hit-maker Trace Adkins is headed for Vicksburg. He will perform in a free, outdoor concert at Ameristar Casino Sept. 7.

“This free concert is the perfect way to celebrate our expansion project,” said general manager Adrian Caldwell in a news release.

Ameristar is in the midst of $100 million in enhancements, including a new, eight-story parking garage, expanded gaming space and live poker room, which all opened the end of May. Two themed restaurants are expected to open this month, and a Starbucks coffeehouse by the end of the year.

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Though the concert is free, attendees must print a ticket at For identification, customers will be asked for a credit card number but will not be charged. Tickets are limited to two per household. Chairs will be provided by Ameristar, but there will be no assigned seating.

Customers younger than 21 will be admitted to the concert, said Ameristar public relations manager Bess Averett.

Concessions will be available; outside food and drink will not be allowed.

Adkins’ first album debuted in 1996. Since, 20 of his singles have been listed on the Billboard country music charts, including “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing.” Adkins is a native of Springhill, La.