Meeting & Entertainment Center opens with Grammy Award-winner Little Big Town

Entertainment calendar adds Little Big Town, I Love the 90s show, event hosted by Jay Leno


RIDGEFIELD, Wash. – (March 19th, 2018) ilani’s highly anticipated Meeting & Entertainment Center opens this April and makes a splash with its inaugural show. Grammy Award-winning American country band Little Big Town christens the stage in the beautiful state-of-the-art Cowlitz Ballroom on Thursday, April 12th. The award-winning performance signifies the caliber of shows to come, with an I Love the 90s show featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa with Spinderella, Young MC, Tone Loc, and C&C Music factory featuring Freedom Williams ready to entertain audiences on Sunday, April 22nd. This month long celebration culminates with an invitation only 1st Anniversary Party hosted by Jay Leno on Sunday, April 29th inside the Cowlitz Ballroom.

The opening of the new 30,000-square-foot Meeting & Entertainment Center marks the one-year anniversary of the casino’s grand opening last spring. The event center’s focal point is the 22,000-square-foot Cowlitz Ballroom which can accommodate up to 2,500 guests, giving all in attendance a front row view of epic concerts, headlining comedians, world-class entertainers and more.


Little Big Town
Little Big Town comes to ilani’s Meeting & Entertainment Center on Thursday, April 12 at 8:00pm. General admission floor are $99 and may be purchased online at beginning March 24th at 10:00am.

Little Big Town—consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook–entered the music scene over 18 years ago with hits like “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” “Good As Gone” and “Little White Church.” Albums Tornado and Pain Killer delivered massive success with #1 singles “Pontoon,” “Tornado,” “Day Drinking,” and the history-making, best-selling country single of 2015, “Girl Crush.” Little Big Town recently received their third career Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their multi-week #1, platinum-selling hit, “Better Man” off their chart-topping album The Breaker. Their latest album debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and Top 5 on the Billboard 200 All Genre chart. In the past 7 years they have won over 20 awards, including GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, People’s Choice awards, and also an Emmy.

I Love the 90s
I Love the 90s featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa with Spinderella, Young MC, Tone Loc, and C&C Music factory featuring Freedom Williams will have audiences reminiscing about iconic acts from decades back. Show time is at 7:00pm on Sunday, April 22nd. Tickets are for general admission floor and are available for $69 online at beginning March 19th at 10:00am.

The I love the 90’s Tour features performances by a revolving line-up of iconic ‘90’s artists that bring you back to the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip hop and R&B. Audiences can expect to hear chart-topping hits like “Let’s Talk About Sex”, “Shoop”, “Ice, Ice Baby”, “Funky Cold Medina”, and many more!

Jay Leno
Jay Leno will host an event on Sunday, April 29th in the Cowlitz Ballroom. This is an exclusive, invitation only 1st Anniversary Celebration hosted by Mr. Jay Leno. For the opportunity to win tickets to this exclusive evening, follow ilani on Facebook for upcoming details.


Located on a 156-acre site in La Center, Washington, ilani, developed by the Cowlitz Tribe and Salishan-Mohegan, a partnership that includes Mohegan Sun, one of the world’s foremost gaming and entertainment developers and operators, is the West Coast’s premier gaming, dining, entertainment and meeting destination. With nearly 400,000 total square feet, ilani includes 100,000 square feet of gaming space with 2,500 slots and 75 gaming tables; 15 different restaurants, bars and retail outlets; and the 2,500-seat Cowlitz Ballroom located inside the Meeting & Entertainment Center, home to epic concerts, headlining comedians, nationally recognized performances, and more. For more information, visit and follow ilani on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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