Michigan Casinos Providing Memorial Day Weekend Entertainment Options

Written By Julie Walker on May 23, 2022
Michigan Casino Memorial Day

Michiganders who don’t relish backyard barbecues or woodsy adventures during Memorial Day weekend need not fret about finding alternate plans. A good portion of the state’s casinos have lined up music, comedy and more for the holiday.

Ever wished Rick Springfield could hear how great you sing about Jessie’s girl? Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo has you covered on May 28.

PlayMichigan has details on that show and many more, so get ready to stock those calendars!

Just the hits, please

Learning new art sometimes just isn’t the fit, OK? Like a favorite pair of worked-in slippers, sometimes we find comfort in the familiar. This OG writer often gets teased for “old-school” likes, but hey, I totally bought an MGMT compact disc … recently-ish. For the similarly hip, we’ve rounded up a few hits to check out, but read on for a full list. For those wishing to plan out further, be sure to check out our spring/summer calendar happenings here!

May 27

David Feherty (Four Winds New Buffalo)

Million Dollar Quartet (Hollywood Casino at Greektown)

Joel McHale (Island Resort Casino)

Steve Martin & Martin Short (Soaring Eagle)

May 28

Rick Springfield (Four Winds New Buffalo)

Joel McHale (Island Resort Casino)

The best along with the rest!

Just because some of the following didn’t yet make our classics/best hits list, doesn’t mean they aren’t worthy! Below, find ticket information and more for live entertainment hosted by Michigan casinos from Detroit to the Upper Peninsula. (That’s the other half of our state for any Wisconsin readers out there).

Four Winds New Buffalo

Silver Creek Event Center

The casino’s entertainment center requires ticket purchases for shows.

8:30 p.m. May 27David Feherty, former pro golfer on European, PGA Tour, $85 to $179 (top tickets include meet and greet)

9 p.m. May 28Rick Springfield. Jessie’s Girl. Enough said. Tickets: $50.15 to $69.00 (about 73 seats remained as of Thursday afternoon).

C Bar

This bar sits at the center of the casino’s gaming floor and features live entertainment on weekends. No ticket purchase needed.

10 p.m. May 27DJ Jelliefish, hip hop, rock, etc.

10 p.m. May 28DJ 30X, 80’s and 90’s pop and house/EDM

Outside Pool

The holiday shows open the pool area for the season. No ticket purchase is needed but outside food and drink aren’t allowed.

10 p.m. May 27Shock Roxy, pop/rock/funk

5 p.m. May 28Craig Turner,

10 p.m. May 28Serendipity, pop/rock hits from 60s, 70s and 80s

5 p.m. May 29Tony Fields & Doug Decker, R&B/soul/funk

Gun Lake Casino Wayland/Play Gun Lake Casino

131 Sportsbar & Lounge

Regular seating and VIP booths are available. Booth reservations cost $100 for a standard size fitting four people and $150 for a large that seats 12. If the food and beverage totals from the booths don’t equal the booking fee, the group gets charged the difference. So if your total was $75 at a standard booth, you’d also get charged $25. Full refunds are available to whomever booked 48 hours in advance. No cover charges were listed for the Memorial Day lineup.

9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. May 27Indigenous (Blues Rock)

9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. May 28Latin Night, featuring musical groups Super Bengala & Imperio S3

10 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 29PS Dump Your Boyfriend, hardcore/psychedelic rock, “spaced-out” funk

CBK (Craft*Bar(Kitchen)

Reservations are encouraged for this casual, brew pub. Parties of six or more must call (269) 792-7791.

9 p.m. to 12 a.m. May 27 – Blue (Blues)

9 p.m. to 12 a.m. May 28 – Jake Stevens (Pop hits)

Hollywood Casino at Greektown

Music Hall Center

8 p.m. May 27Million Dollar Quartet, award-winning musical inspired by a one-time recording session that brought together Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, $35-$45

Island Resort & Casino, Bark River/TwinSpires

Island Showroom

Theatre-style showroom with seating for 1,315. Tickets required.

8 p.m. May 27 – Joel McHale, comedian, $38

8 p.m. May 28 – Joel McHale, comedian, $38

Club Four One

The casino’s entertainment venue offers free, live shows. No tickets needed.

8:30 p.m. May 27 – Outlaw’D, country music band

8:30 p.m. May 28 – Outlaw’D, country music band

Odawa Casino Petoskey

Victories Sports & Entertainment

Formerly the Ozone Night Club, the space has been revamped for sports watching and live entertainment. No tickets needed.

10 p.m. May 27 Straits Shooters, four-piece cover band playing eclectic music mix

10 p.m. May 28 – Uncle Ugly, northern Michigan rock band

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

Entertainment Hall in Mount Pleasant’s beloved venue.

8 p.m. May 27Steve Martin and Martin Short, “You won’t believe what they look like today!” (but probably you will if you watch “Only Murders in the Building,” etc.), $62, $94, $121 and $141

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Julie has written, edited and designed words at five Michigan newspapers and websites. She’s worked on two sports desks, including at The Oakland Press and most recently at The Detroit News. Julie has contributed to stories on many big sports moments, from the NFL's 100th season to Super Bowls to Justin Verlander’s trade to the closing of the Palace of Auburn Hills.  Julie loves lakes, bonfires, Dachshunds, coaching Little League and carrying on her Dad’s fantasy football legacy that he started in 1987 — before there was an app for that.

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