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Grand Opening – Hard Rock Hotel Casino Lake Tahoe

The brand new Hard Rock Hotel Casino Lake Tahoe is definitely ready to rock!

From the giant guitar sculpture in the courtyard, to the extensive collection of musical memorabilia throughout the main floor, there is no doubt the newest place to rock on Lake Tahoe's South Shore is the Hard Rock Hotel Casino. I think anyone who attended the Grand Opening celebration on January 28 (and from what I could tell there were thousands of us) will attest that the renovations to the former Horizon Casino were well worth the wait. I was able to stop in for a quick tour before the party really got going.

Guitar sculpture at Hard Rock Hotel Casino

Terrence Martin of Jagged Edge Metal Art located in Sacramento, California, is the artist and contractor who created the massive guitar sculpture.

Images and lyrics from artists such as the Rolling Stones, Green Day, and Led Zeppelin are featured in a series of murals along the corridor to the front desk.

Rolling Stones Mural at Hard Rock Hotel Casino

Images and lyrics representing the best of rock-n-roll line the corridor from the parking lot to the front desk.

The celebration included a fantastic seafood spread at The Oyster Bar. I will be returning to try the jambalaya, and soon!

Oyster Bar at Hard Rock Hotel Casino

Preparations for the big grand opening party included delicious seafood!

The new music venue, Vinyl, is a perfect size for singer-songwriters, local acts, and anyone else you'd like to see up close and personal.

Vinyl - the new music venue in South Lake Tahoe

Vinyl, the newest music venue on the South Shore, offers musicians and fans an intimate setting.

Gift Shop at Hard Rock Hotel Casino

The official Hard Rock gift shop has the expected logo tees, glassware, and pins, as well as stylish winter mountain wear from Quicksilver and Roxy.

Exterior of the Hard Rock Hotel Casino

The sun was setting, and the party heating up on the Grand Opening night of the Hard Rock Hotel Casino Lake Tahoe.

The tremendous positive energy created by the music, friendly staff, and overall optimism is a welcome addition to South Lake Tahoe casino scene. Rock on, Tahoe. Rock on.

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Georgette Hartley

Georgette loves adventuring outdoors and can usually be found exploring the trails, lakes, and peaks of the Sierra Nevada with her family.


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