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Ke$ha, Alice Cooper, Chicago highlight casino entertainment lineup

Event lawn at Horseshoe Casino Event lawn at Horseshoe Casino

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati announced today a 12-date live performance schedule to be hosted in its outdoor event plaza, ‘The Shoe.' 

The 19-week series will feature a wide variety of world-class entertainers, ranging from upbeat pop to outlaw country.

The Shoe is a one-acre plaza located at the front entrance of the new casino, which opened March 4, 2013.

The Killers will open the venue on May 16 and Earth, Wind & Fire will conclude the 19-week concert series on September 22.  Several additional acts are expected to perform at The Shoe this spring and summer and will be announced as dates are confirmed.

"The Shoe was created as a space to host big name entertainment in the heart of downtown Cincinnati and this schedule will allow us to do just that," said casino Senior Vice President and General Manager Kevin Kline.  "We're delighted to welcome these legendary entertainers and their fans to our truly unique intimate outdoor setting," he said. 

The initial schedule for The Shoe at Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati follows:

  • The Killers, Thursday, May 16, Sold Out
  • The Shins, Tuesday, May 21
  • Ke$ha, Saturday, June 8, $40
  • Huey Lewis and the News Sports 30th Anniversary Tour, Sunday, June 9
  • Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five and Guster, Saturday, July 6
  • Alice Cooper, Sunday, July 7
  • An Evening with Willie Nelson & Family, Friday, July 19
  • Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon and Fastball, Thursday, July 25
  • Chicago, Friday, August 23
  • Jeff Dunham, Thursday, Sept. 5
  • Earth, Wind & Fire, Sunday, Sept. 22

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. and are available at or through Ticketmaster outlets.  All shows are rain or shine; all ages are welcome. For more information visit

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