The United States is a melting pot and nothing beats the great American mash-up. Hungry? Eat a plate of tot-chos (nacho toppings on a bed of tater tots). Thirsty? Pour a refreshing Arnold Palmer (half iced tea, half lemonade). Need a little exercise? Take your labradoodle (lab and poodle) or good old fashioned mutt for a brisk walk outside.
The same is true of destinations. There are now movie theaters that serve meals, video game arcades for the 21+ crowd, and—thanks to Shelton’s Little Creek Casino Resort—a concert venue, award winning golf course, casino, event center, and luxurious spa all under one roof.
In February, Little Creek mashes up two more of our favorite things, live music and the Super Bowl, to ensure the shortest month packs the biggest punch.
This year’s Super Bowl LIII takes place on Sunday, February 3. The participating teams are all still battling for supremacy, but party planning is well underway. Promotions Coordinator Jennifer Brines says things will kick off at 2:30 p.m. in the Skookum Creek Event Center. A $25 ticket scores you drink specials, an all you can eat sports buffet, prize drawings and the big game shown on four jumbo screens.
Over on the casino floor, there will be cash and prize drawings for all Players Club members. Anyone can join and you’ll earn promotional benefits like free check cashing, birthday offers, concert pre-sale opportunities, and valet parking. Super Bowl gaming specials start at 11:00 a.m. and regardless of who wins the trophy, the evening closes with a festive victory party.
The party continues with Little River Band Live in Concert. Before, during (though don’t miss halftime), or after the game, pop over and get your tickets for the Little River Band, performing on February 21. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and seats range from $30 to $40 each. If gray winter days make you fuzzy-headed and forgetful, purchase tickets online now and guarantee your spot well in advance.
The Australian Little River Band (LRB) started in 1975. Since then, they’re proud that “Through the ‘70s and ‘80s, LRB enjoyed huge chart success with multi-platinum albums and chart topping hits like ‘Reminiscing,’ ‘Cool Change,’ ‘Lonesome Loser,’ ‘The Night Owls,’ ‘Take It Easy On Me,’ ‘Help Is on Its Way,’ ‘Happy Anniversary,’ ‘We Two,’ ‘Man On Your Mind,’ ‘The Other Guy,’ and ‘It’s A Long Way There.’”
Few bands can claim such a long streak of success. With all five members on vocals as well as their instruments, it’s no wonder that: “Worldwide album, CD sales and digital downloads now top 30 million and LRB has set a record for having had Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years—in fact, they were the very first band to achieve that remarkable status!”
Less than an hour from Tacoma, give yourself time before and after to explore all of Little Creek’s amazing dining and entertainment. Check out the gaming promotions calendar for specials like Double Points Tuesdays, Pigskin Pick Payouts on Sunday and Monday, and Primetime Play for those aged 50+ on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Then swing by one of the many delicious on-site restaurants, cafes, lounges and bars. The Creekside Buffet and Island Grille are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Squaxin Island Seafood Bar is your source for amazing local seafood. Hungry but don’t want to miss a beat? Try quick bites at the Salish Cliffs Grille or Water’s Edge Cafe or a jolt of caffeine from Little Creek Espresso.
Despite being a short month, February has a lot to offer. It’s the birth month of many notable figures, including Rosa Parks, Bob Marley and Charles Darwin. But it’s also gray, damp and cold. So much so that according to historians, “In Old English, February was known as Solmonath, meaning ‘mud month.’”
Shake off the mud, dig out your team jersey and dancing shoes, and head over to Little Creek. Whether the game leaves you humming “Take It Easy On Me,” or you’re visiting to celebrate an anniversary or just a weekend getaway, there’s something for everyone. Little Creek’s open to “the Night Owls” and always a “Cool Change” from the daily grind.