NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK—SALAMANCA, NEW YORK: (March 18, 2021) One year after the global pandemic silenced performance stages around the world, Seneca Resorts & Casinos is bringing the magic of live entertainment back for fans to enjoy no matter where they are.
The company announced plans for “Inside the Bear’s Den,” a special bi-weekly performance series featuring a mix of established and up-and-coming regional and national acts. Unlike live stream performances, “Inside the Bear’s Den” episodes are being pre-recorded on a closed set with broadcast-quality audio and video recording equipment and Seneca Resorts & Casinos’ world-class sound and lighting, allowing the performers to truly let their talents shine. In addition to the artists’ performances, each episode will also include an interview segment, giving fans the opportunity to connect and identify with each artist on a more personal level.
“The energy, passion and excitement of live entertainment is something we typically share with our guests every week, and we have all been missing that experience,” said Christian Printup, Senior Executive Director of Entertainment & Special Events, Seneca Gaming Corporation. “’Inside the Bear’s Den’ not only captures the spirit of the performances and connects performers and fans, it also helps capture the atmosphere of the Bear’s Den, which is one of the most unique and intimate settings for performers to play.”
The premier episode of “Inside the Bear’s Den” will feature Buffalo-area duo, OsbornNash, as well as Nashville resident, and East Rochester native Alyssa Trahan, whose self-produced album, “Baby Blues & Stilettos,” recently rose to the Top-10 on iTunes. The episode will be available online at SenecaCasinos.com on Friday, March 19th at 5p.m. Eastern time. New episodes will be posted to the website every two weeks. All episodes will be available for viewing free of charge.
The series will have something for everyone to enjoy. Future episodes include up-and-coming artists like Western New York’s own Cami Clune, who recently completed a thrilling run on NBC’s “The Voice.” Many local and regional acts who have become popular draws at Stir inside Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and The River Bar at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino are also scheduled to appear, including Nerds Gone Wild, Jamie Holka & Bruce Wojick, XOXO Pop Band, Brother James, The Boys of Summer, Psychic Medium Tessa DelZoppo, and many more.
While most of the performances are being recorded at the 440-seat Bear’s Den Showroom inside Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, some performers are recording their performances from studios in locations including Nashville and Los Angeles.
According to Printup, the series was designed with an emphasis on performers from Western New York, but viewers can expect some exciting twists and surprises, as well.
“At a time when entertainment is so greatly missed, we want to use this series to showcase the incredible talent that performs for our guests with the rest of the world,” he said. “Each of them, whether playing Stir and the River Bar or sold-out performances in the Bear’s Den, the Seneca Niagara Events Center or the Seneca Allegany Events Center, are part of what makes our resorts true entertainment destinations.”
As Seneca Resorts & Casinos prepares to premier “Inside the Bear’s Den,” the company is also preparing for the return of live performances to its stages in Niagara Falls and Salamanca. A number of shows that had been postponed throughout 2020 have been officially rescheduled, with more to come. For a current list, visit senecaniagaracasino.com and senecaalleganycasino.com.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is located just minutes from the world-famous Niagara Falls in Western New York, near the Canadian border. The property is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Guest can enjoy 147,000 square feet of gaming space with more than 2,500 slot machines and over 80 table games, 10 restaurants, live entertainment and a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning, 26-story hotel with 604 deluxe rooms and suites, a spa and salon, fitness center, indoor pool and STIR feature bar with live entertainment, signature cocktails, and a stunning 43-foot high-definition video wall as well as the first of its kind on the East Coast-Lightning Link Lounge!
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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is nestled at the foot of the majestic Allegheny Mountains along the New York/Pennsylvania border and is located off exit 20 of the Interstate 86 near U.S. Route 219. The property is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. Guests can enjoy over 1,600 slot machines and more than 30 table games, seven dining locations, live entertainment and a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning hotel with 413 deluxe rooms and suites, a spa and salon, fitness center and indoor pool.
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