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Tunica Has Eats for Every Experience

Most visitors already know that Tunica provides a wealth of adventures and offerings, including world class golf and the region’s best casinos, but the dining scene is just as diverse and delightful. When in town, you’ll probably want a range of different meals depending on your itinerary. From local favorites to formal settings, Tunica’s restaurant… Read more »

It’s Time to Ring in a New Year!

Happy 2023! Most casinos will be offering party favors with a New Year’s Eve countdown. See below for specific promotions or events happening on New Year’s Eve. Fitz Casino & Hotel Car-A-Week & Promo Cash Giveaway Farewell to 2022 Hot Seat Gold Strike Casino Resort Entertainment: Third Coast at Stage2 Dining Specials: Horseshoe Casino &… Read more »

Hangover Help in Tunica

The casino is fun, a LOT of fun. And sometimes the fun sneaks up on you and leaves you with a price to pay come morning. We’re not talking about gambling losses. No, we’re taking about that dear-sweet-goodness-I-am-no-longer-21 morning hangover. Sometimes you show up for a good time and the good time hits back. But… Read more »

It’s Bowl Game Season in Tunica!

College football is wrapping up this month and some of your favorite SEC, AAC or Conference USA teams will be heading to bowl games this year! You don’t need the bright lights of a stadium to enjoy the majesty of the South’s most beloved pastime. Instead, you can travel to Tunica and experience high-end amenities,… Read more »

Tunica is Your Place for Comedy!

If you’re looking for fun and are ready to LOL all your cares away, head to Tunica this fall! Great comedic acts are filling the stages in 2022. Gold Strike is proud to present the world-renowned Bonkerz Comedy Series every Thursday night in the Gold Strike Theater. The weekly stand-up comedy series continues through October…. Read more »

4th of July Weekend 2022 – What to do?

Looking for a good time this 4th of July? Need to getaway? Check out this list of promotions and events at each casino in Tunica. For a complete list or more details for specific promos or events, visit tunicatravel.com.

Check Out the Ultimate Tunica Road Trip Playlist

We all know life is better when there’s a playlist. Songs can transport us to our favorite places and moments in our lives. All the movies we know and love best have a slapping soundtrack (and one that we probably know by heart!). We’re here to make your next Tunica road trip a pure cinematic… Read more »

April Festival Frenzy – Gateway to the Blues 25% Off

Stop by the Gateway to the Blues Museum & Visitor Center on your way to or from one of these festivals, mention which festival you’re heading to/from and receive 25% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE at the gift shop! Tunica Rivergate Festival – Tunica, MS Juke Joint Festival – Clarksdale, MS Double Decker Arts Festival –… Read more »

Ring in the New Year 2022

1st Jackpot Tunica Entertainment: Unfazed at Stage Bar from 8p-12a Party favor distribution New Year’s Day – $500,000 myLuxury Car Experience grand prize drawing at 10pm   Fitz Casino & Hotel Car Giveaway 12/31 @ 11:30p New Year’s Eve countdown with party hat distribution on casino floor All-You-Can-Eat Buffet $19.99: December 31 4p-11p & January… Read more »

Big-Name Entertainment? We Got It!

Because music, like gaming, is a lot better when it’s live!  Tunica hosts the latest and greatest at intimate venues that make you feel like you’re one of the band.  If you’re looking for a great show – We Got It!  And if you’re looking to have a beer and enjoy a local band, we’ve got that too on our casino stage bars.

Let’s Ring In The New Year In Tunica

Let’s ring in the New Year in Tunica, Mississippi! Here is your guide to New Year’s Eve events in Tunica.

Fourth Of July Fireworks And Fun In Tunica

Spending the 4th of July weekend in Tunica this year will get you in the patriotic spirit, but it’s not the 4th of July without seeing the beauty of red, white, and blue in the sky. Here is where you can watch the fireworks in Tunica.

Cool Down This Summer In Tunica, Mississippi

On a hot streak at the casino and need to cool off? We have put together a list of our casino hotel pools. Book your room and find your own private oasis at one of our casino resort pools. 

Tunica’s Upcoming Entertainment Is Heating Things Up

There may still be a chill in the air but Tunica’s upcoming entertainment is heating things up. With big name concerts from Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples to The Beach Boys and Gary Allan and the comedy of Andrew Dice Clay, Rodney Carrington and Sinbad there is sure to be something for everyone. 

Festivals, Festivals and More Festivals

Whether it’s classic cars, bicycle rides, crawfish or live blues performed on a train depot stage, this year’s festival line-up in Tunica has something for everyone.

Tunica’s Upcoming Entertainment Is Heating Things Up

There may still be a chill in the air but Tunica’s upcoming entertainment is heating things up. With big name concerts from Blues Traveler and Jonny Lang to Phillip Phillips and the comedy of Bruce Bruce and Rodney Carrington there is sure to be something for everyone. 

 

Spring Strolls in Tunica

This has to be my favorite time of the year. I look forward to the sun shining and warmer temperatures after a long winter. When Spring arrives I can not wait to get outside, take a stroll and explore. The great thing about being in Tunica is that I don’t have to go far to take a Spring stroll and if strolling is not your thing we even have a bike trail. Here are a couple of my favorite places to visit –

Celebrating Retirement With Flare In Tunica, Mississippi

Angie, my longtime friend, and I were celebrating our recent retirement with a Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert at Gold Strike—one of the eight casinos in Tunica, Mississippi. We may be a pair of little old ladies in training, but we know how to have fun. Starting with the drive.

 

10 Photos We Loved In March

We love seeing everyones photos from their trips to Tunica. Here are our top 10 for the month of March. 

Be Surprised And Delighted At The New Spa At Horseshoe

Surprise and delight is the standard at the recently opened Spa at Horseshoe and there is no doubt that you will experience both when you visit. The spa is the perfect way to unwind from the stresses of everyday life.

Ring In The New Year Tunica Style

It’s almost time to put on your party attire and ring in the New Year.  Here is your guide to New Year’s Eve events in Tunica.

Pappy Van Winkle At Jack Binions Tunica

Some people would go as far as saying that Pappy Van Winkle is like the unicorns of bourbons.  With it’s smooth aged to perfection taste and only 7-8,000 bottles released each year you would probably agree.  You will find Pappy on many fine restaurants and bars drink menus, but most likely it’s followed by when available and most of the time its not.

Enter to Win a Tunica Getaway

In the spirit of the Holiday Season, TunicaTravel has joined with our friends at Visit Mississippi to giveaway an all-inclusive trip to one of the Southeast’s favorite good times getaways – Tunica, MS! 

Best Of Tunica – Museums

As summer approaches and the days get longer, you often look for new experiences and new places to visit. Did you know that Tunica has three museums open and offering fun for all ages? It is a perfect way to spend a day in Tunica whether a regular visitor or a first timer! 

Free Live Music at Tunica’s Stage Bars

Looking for the best place for live music in Tunica? Take a look at Tunica’s eight stage bars. They are sure to get you in the dancing mood.

 

Do Something Different In Tunica, Mississippi

It’s nice to escape the monotony of a typical weekend and do something different. It’s even nicer when my friends and I can take a little road trip, and maybe raise a little hell in the process. Tunica offers that escape…

Best Of Tunica Golf

Most of us are will never wear the green jacket like Jordan Speith or hoist the Player’s Championship trophy like Rickie Fowler.  Golf, however, is a game that does let us play the same courses and holes as the pro’s.  So, it got me thinking. What are the signature holes at Tunica’s two championship courses, River Bend Links and Tunica National?  

New Slots Offer Entertainment And Extended Play

For gamemakers, attracting slot players is all about offering different play experiences to different segments of players. There are big jackpot games, high volatility games, second-screen bonus games, free-spin bonus games and more. 

Laughter Fills the Air this Spring in Tunica

If you’re looking to laugh this Spring, Tunica is the place to be with a slew of comedians gracing our stages including Jay Leno, Sinbad, Gary Owen, Gabriel Iglesias and more. 

A Day on the Course at River Bend Links

Growing up in the region, I’ve always been familiar with Tunica and the array of entertainment options the city offers. It wasn’t until recently, however, that I recognized Tunica’s position as one of the area’s premier golf destinations.

Gateway To The Blues Museum Now Open

January 1st rang in the New Year 2015 and with it came the all-new Gateway to the Blues Museum.  Located alongside America’s Blues Highway 61 at the entrance of the Tunica Resort area, the new museum officially opened to the public on January 26th

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Tunica Style

Goodbye 2014. Hello 2015!

This year is quickly coming to an end, and I don’t know about you, but I am ready to celebrate. Tunica is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. We have everything from live music, car giveaways, slot tournaments and fine dining.  Here is a complete list of the New Year’s Eve activities. We are sure that there is something for everyone.

3rd Annual Blues Tweetup

The 3rd annual music pilgrimage to the Birthplace of America’s Music has begun and Blind Mississippi Morris is back in Tunica for another great evening of live blues music.  Named as one of the 10 best harmonica players in the world by Bluzharp magazine, Morris will perform from one of the Delta’s most unique venues – the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center Stage alongside Blues Highway 61 on Wednesday, October 8th at 5:30 pm. 

Mississippi Delta Blues – #G8Way2theBlues Progress

The thermometers rise has not cooled off the progress from here alongside Blues Highway 61 at the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center and soon to be Museum.  In fact, August has seen this project get hotter than a Mississippi Delta Juke Joint on a Saturday night!  

Summer Entertainment Heats Up in Tunica

Tunica is heating up this summer with lots of great entertainment like Ron White, Chevelle, Jake Owen, Collective Soul and more! 

Alive After Five Concerts – Downtown Tunica

Each Spring we pull out the lawn chairs and stock the coolers for the Alive After Five concert series in downtown Tunica. The concerts are the last Friday of the month in May and June and are held in Rivergate park. Scheduled to perform this year is Nancy Apple and the WDB and Delta Heart.  Here is a clip from last years concert where the Memphis Snake Doctors performed. For more information on the Alive After Five series contact Tunica Main Street at 662-363-6611.

Win a VIP Experience to Delta Country Jam 2014

Are you ready to party like a rockstar? Well you and a lucky friend will have your chance this Memorial Day Weekend at the 2nd Annual Delta Country Jam.

Delta Country Jam Tickets Available at Gateway to the Blues

Delta Country Jam returns to Tunica for it’s 2nd year on Memorial Day Weekend and discounted tickets are available at the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center! Spend the holiday with partying with Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and many more! Stop by and pick-up your tickets today!

Delta Country Jam Dates Announced for 2014!

Delta Country Jam is returning to Tunica for a 2nd year and it’s bigger than last! Come celebrate Memorial Day Weekend 2014 with big-name country acts Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and many more! 

Delta Country Jam Artists

Delta Country Jam Tickets Only $57

The countdown is on for the biggest Country music festival this year, the Delta Country Jam on Oct. 4th and 5th and we have your tickets.  Purchase your tickets at the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center for a discounted rate of just $57 each day. That is an over $30 savings compared to what you would pay online.

Fall Sizzles with Hot Entertainment in Tunica

The summer may be coming to a close on the calendar but things are just starting to heat up in Tunica.  We have some of the biggest names in entertainment coming our way as well as some cool cars and hot BBQ.

Tunica Balloon Bash Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the 2nd Annual Tunica Balloon Bash. It was a beautiful weekend to fly balloons and we have a ton of awesome photos that were submitted for our photo contest. It was so difficult to choose just three winners for our contest but we did and here are the winning photos.

2nd Annual Tunica Balloon Bash – Did You Know?

The Tunica Balloon Bash is just two weeks away, so we thought we would brush up on a few ballooning facts before the big event. Here is a fun piece that we have put together for you –

Delta Country Jam – New Artists Added to Lineup

Just when you thought the Delta Country Jam couldn’t get any hotter, they go and add even more Country Music stars to the line up. The Delta Country Jam Music Festival is October 4-5, 2013. I promise, you don’t want to miss the hottest music festival of the year.

The fun starts on Friday night when Billy Currington, Thompson Square, Jerrod Nieman, Josh Thompson and Steel Magnolia take the stage. On Saturday night things get turned up a notch with Brantly Gilbert, Kellie Pickler, Blackberry Smoke, Maggie Rose, Bush Hawg, Drake White, Michael Ray, Randy Houser and Tim McGraw with more artists still to come.

The festival will be held on the Abbay & Leatherman Plantation behind Hollywood Casino & Hotel. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster. Single day passes start at $80 and 2 day passes are $125. VIP packages are available starting at $280. For more information about VIP packages visit DeltaCountryJam.com.

2nd Annual Tunica Balloon Bash

Balloons return to the sky at the 2nd Annual Tunica Balloon Bash on August 9-11, 2013.  Tunica will welcome 50 hot air balloons at five casino resort properties.  Hot air balloonists from across the country will compete in early morning races to win over $12,000 in cash and prizes.

And this event isn’t just for the hot air balloon expert!  Each casino property will host balloons in their parking lot for a balloon glow at sunset on Friday night with glows also on Saturday night as select properties.  Visitors are invited to meet the pilots and experience the size and beauty of this majestic sight of the orange glow in the Mississippi Delta.

Girlfriend Getaway in Tunica

Do you ever get the song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” stuck in your head and think about grabbing your girlfriends and heading out for some girl time? When I get that feeling the first place that comes to mind is Tunica. Of course we all know that Tunica is know for gaming and has 9 world class casinos to keep you entertained, but it’s also a great place for a weekend getaway with friends.

Don’t Miss This Years Hottest Events in Tunica

There is a lot going on in Tunica over the next few months. So much that it is hard to keep track of it all, so we put everything in one spot to make sure you don’t miss out on the hottest festivals, car shows and music events.

Get Social With Tunica For More Ways To Win

Many of you may already have signed up to receive updates from Tunica via email, but did you know that there are even more ways to connect with Tunica? Not only do we promise to keep you up to date on breaking news, concert announcements and specials, we also have more ways for you to win comps from your favorite Tunica Casinos.

Cinco de Mayo Tunica Style

You don’t have to be in Mexico to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year. Some of our casinos are getting into the action and are serving up everything from free beer, yes I said free beer, live entertainment, party favors and special tournaments.

Cruise the Mississippi on the Tunica Queen

Want to experience the Mississippi River kind of like Tom Sawyer did but without having to get your feet wet? You can, on board the Tunica Queen. The Tunica Queen is an authentic riverboat that sails from the Tunica RiverPark and offers sightseeing, sunset and dinner cruises.
We recently went along for a ride and had a blast. See for yourself in our video from TunicaTV!

The Best of Showfest Featured on Tunica TV

Showfest, the car, truck and bike show that shows off vehicles that are loud by sound – and by paint color – rolled into Sam’s Town for its 15th anniversary last May. Tunica TV was on site to catch some of the most unique and creative vehicles, including a 1934 Ford Model A.  And now Showfest is returning to Tunica again on May 18 & 19, 2013.  For information, visit their website ~ www.showfest.com or follow Showfest on Facebook or Twitter.

Rumble at Resorts

Who’s ready to (watch a) rumble? If you are, then we have the event for you! On Saturday, April 27, Resorts Casino Tunica will host live Prize Fight MMA Cage Fighting. Tickets are $25 and available by calling 866-706-7070.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that has become very popular in the past few years. For more information about MMA, click here.

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Championships returns to the Tunica Arena

The Tunica Arena is hosting the Cowboy Mounted Shooting National Championships April 14-20, 2013 for it’s 10th year.  Over 500 horses and their riders come to town to take part in the annual championship. Admission is free everyday during the event. On Friday, April 19th at 7 pm you will have a chance to see the top riders that are vying for the National Championship.
Check out our video from last year and make plans to come see for yourself. For more information on the event please click here.

Crawfish and Corvettes at Fitz Casino Tunica

Mark you’re calendars for Saturday, April 13 from 12noon-6pm for the Crawfish and Corvettes Festival at Fitz casino Tunica.

There will be crawfish, hot dogs, hamburgers, and nachos to munch on while browsing corvettes, new and old. Face painters and balloon artists will be on hand for the kids along with arts, crafts & apparel vendors for the adults.

Rain or Shine it’s Rivergate Music Festival Time

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said “The only thing one can do when it rains is to let it rain.”  Even though rain is a pain in the “boot-ie” the  festival will be a go and no truer words can describe the 21 years of the Tunica Rivergate Music Festival.  This year’s festival will be held April 19th & 20th rain or shine.

4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Tunica RiverPark

Join us at the Tunica RiverPark on March 30th from 11-1 for a hippity hoppity good time at the 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the River.

The egg hunt begins at 11 followed by games with prizes and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Photographs with Mr. E Bunny will also be available. Parents we haven’t forgotten about you. There will be drawings for museum passes and prizes from the museum gift shop. This is a free event for the whole family.

Tunica Live Music Spotlight: Derek Joseph Band

For country music fans, Tunica’s casinos have country artists like Vince Gill lined up in the next few months. But if you want to listen to great country music while dancing and having a drink or slot machine close by, don’t miss the Derek Joseph Band at one of Tunica’s stage bars.

Tunica Live Music Spotlight: Billy Jones Bluez

Billy Jones Bluez, a blues-funk band from North Little Rock, Ark., will perform this weekend at Resorts Casino. Jones has traveled the world entertaining audiences with the sounds of nu-blues, and his band visits Tunica several weekends out of the month.

Get Away for Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 18 is Presidents’ Day, a federal holiday celebrating the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Whether you have Monday off work or are just looking to blow off a little steam, why not make a long weekend of it just down the road in Tunica? We promise not to tell your boss.

Reason #4 Closer Doesn’t Mean Better – Entertainment

This week, we’re sharing our 7 favorite reasons why closer doesn’t mean better and why making a trip just down the road to Tunica is worth the drive. Yesterday, we talked about the great dining to be had in Tunica, and today, we’re telling you how to pair your dinner with a great show. If you enjoy a variety of world-class entertainment, then you definitely belong in Tunica, because we’ve got the shows and events that you want to see most.

Bring Your Valentine to Tunica!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we have put all specials and promotions in one place, so you can spend your special day with your special someone in Tunica!  Here are the posted specials we compiled for you:

Tunica Live Music Spotlight: Triggerproof

Tunica’s casinos attract live music performers across all genres. Rock, blues, R&B, pop and country: we’ve got it all to suit the tastes of all visitors. The bands and performers who regularly stop in Tunica gain followers who feel like their visit would be incomplete without seeing a set from their favorite live band. To help our readers get to know these performers a little better, Down the Road is launching a series spotlighting some of our favorite acts.

Bowl Game Action at Tunica Casinos

If you’re looking for the perfect place to kick back and watch college football bowl games this season, Tunica’s casinos are the perfect place for you and your friends. With nine world-class resorts featuring a host of bars and high-definition TVs, you won’t have to worry about missing one minute of the action.

A Perfect Pairing for Your Date Night in Tunica

If you are looking to take that special someone out for a romantic dinner and want to impress them with a perfectly paired wine we have a list for you. We have asked the head chef’s from many of Tunica’s award winning steakhouses to share with you their favorite entrée and wine pairing. We hope you enjoy and please come back and let us know your favorite.

ACO World Championships at Harrah’s Tunica

Whether you call it bean bag toss, corn toss, baggo, bags or cornhole, the popular lawn game in which players take turns throwing beanbags at a raised platform with a hole in the far end guarantees a good time.  And in Tunica, we’re all about a game that allows you to have a free hand for drinks!  Whether you prefer being a spectator or participant, we have the event for you.

The American Cornhole Organization World Championships of Cornhole returns to Harrah’s Tunica on January 9-12, 2013.

New Year’s Eve Entertainment in Tunica

Whether you are wanting a low-key romantic evening with that someone special or looking to live it up with live music and balloon drops, this New Year’s Eve Tunica has something for everyone.

Keep Calm and Rock On in Tunica

If you’re looking to spend a night out on the town, Tunica’s filled with great entertainment!

Date Night Ideas for Couples in Tunica

From poker experts to foodies to the couple who wants an adventurous variety, there are ways for every kind of couple to enjoy themselves in Tunica.

Secret Santa is Giving Away Tunica Comps

It’s the season of giving, so Tunica’s Secret Santa is giving back to our wonderful fans!  By commenting, liking or sharing our posts over the next 2 weeks, we’ll randomly choose winners of comps like one-night stays, fine dining dollars or free buffets.

We Hope You Enjoyed the Tunica Balloon Bash

If you missed the balloon glow at the Tunica Balloon Bash last weekend, read on to see some of the photos attendees took from the events.

Last Minute Balloon Bash Tips

The Tunica CVB is getting ready to welcome visitors and more than 40 hot air balloons and their pilots to Tunica this weekend for the Tunica Balloon Bash. Here are some things to know in order to be prepared for the Balloon Bash weekend.

Our Favorite Pins, Projects and Time Passers To Prepare for Tunica Balloon Bash

The Tunica Balloon Bash is only a few days away. If you can’t wait to take a tethered ride or watch the balloon glow, there are plenty of hot air balloon distractions on the Internet to pass the time until you head down the road November 9-11 to experience it for yourself.

Boost your Balloon IQ

While you’re lifted in a hot air balloon at the Tunica Balloon Bash, the experience might make you wonder how the 70-foot-tall balloons work. Read on to find out hot air balloon basics and how they launch from the ground.

Hot Air Balloons in Pop Culture

 

Hot air balloons are going to brighten up the sky in Tunica next month when forty float in for the Tunica Balloon Bash. They’re fun to watch from the ground, but they also add pizzazz in movies, TV and when celebraties appear in them.

Pin and Win in Tunica

 Congratulations to Terri Vanlandingham for winning the “Pin Your Way to the Casinos in Tunica” contest.

Do you Pin? If not, I’d highly recommend you check Pinterest out! It’s a highly addictive social media forum where you can find photos, recipes, and more of things that inspire you and share them with your friends! Many of us on Pinterest see all those pretty pictures of fabulous vacation spots and wish we were there, well now you can be

We have a chance for you to win a trip to Tunica which includes 2 nights hotel stay at a Tunica Casino hotel. Dinner for 2 at a fine dining restaurant at one of Tunica’s 9 casinos. Two buffet comps at a Tunica Casino Buffet. Choice of golf, $100 spa or $100 sporting clays at Willows. Dinner for 2 at the Hollywood Café along with $225 in gaming chips and and a gift basket from the Gateway to the Blues visitor center and gift shop!

Follow the steps below to enter ~

Step 1 – Follow TunicaMS on Pinterest.
Step 2 – Create a “Pin to Win in Tunica” board
Step 3 – Start pinning! Your board must have at least 15 pins.
Step 4 – Submit the URL on our contest page and hit submit. How easy is that?

For more information and contest rules click here. Contest ends on October 31, so get pinning!

 

A Hot Air Balloon History Lesson

On November 9-11, Tunica will host the first-ever Tunica Balloon Bash. We’re very excited to add tethered rides, balloon glows and a pilot competition to our visitors’ gaming experience that weekend. But all the talk about hot air ballooning has also made us wonder how they got their start.

Tunica Rocks All the Way to New Year’s

Tunica is finishing 2012 with a bang! Check out this great upcoming entertainment! For a complete list, click here.

October 2012

9-14 ~ JR Brow ~ Funny Bone Comedy Club at Harrah’s Casino Tunica

12 ~ Martina McBride ~ Harrah’s Casino Tunica

13 ~ Kansas
~ Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Tunica

13 ~ Neal McCoy ~ Sam’s Town Casino & Hotel

1st Annual Tunica Balloon Bash

The air’s going to be hot in Tunica this November!  Come see the 1st Annual Tunica Balloon Bash that will welcome 40 hot air balloons to four casino resort properties.  Hot air balloonists from across the country will come together the weekend of November 9-11, 2012 to compete in early morning races to win over $12,000 in cash and prizes.

And this event isn’t just for the hot air balloon expert!  Each casino property will host balloons in their parking lot for a balloon glow at sunset on Friday and Saturday nights.  Visitors are invited to meet the pilots and experience the size and beauty of this majestic sight of the orange glow in the Mississippi Delta.

In addition to the balloon glow, visitors will have an opportunity to ride 40-50 feet up in a hot air balloon on a tethered ride.  One balloon at each property will be tethered or attached to the ground for these rides at no cost.  Make sure to get there early because the tethered rides only last for 2 hours and we expect a long line.

And if you do visit during the festivities, we want to see your photos of the event or your view from up above Tunica.  Show us your view by sharing your photos on Twitter and Instagram with the tag #TunicaBalloonBash or post them on Facebook.com/TunicaMS.

Casino Spotlight: Live the Biker Lifestyle at Roadhouse

Tunica Roadhouse is a “let your hair down” kind of place where you can experience an attitude you can’t find at any casino outside of Tunica. Roadhouse has games and entertainment that make it feel like Tunica’s biker bar, but you don’t have to own a Harley to feel at home.

Casino Spotlight: Extend Your Summer with Promotions at Roadhouse

Fall is synonymous with back-to-school, so it’s only fitting that as we approach fall that we feature Tunica Roadhouse, a casino that offers the kind of fun that takes me back to my college days: beer pong, pool, darts, poker and mechanical bull riding (you have to see Whiskey the Bull in action).

Super Chickan and Zak Hood Free Concert in Tunica

On October 3rd Bridging the Blues will connect the week between the Highway 61 Blues Festival and King Biscuit Blues Festival with dozens of incredible blues events across Arkansas, the Mississippi Delta, and Memphis. Among those official events is possibly the first social media driven blues event in the world: the #BridgingTheBlues” #BluesTweetUp  at the beautiful site of the Gateway to the Blues in Tunica, Mississippi — an ancient train station turned into a bluesy gift shop and valuable delta tourism resource.

Smokin’ Aces BBQ Festival at Harrah’s Tunica

You don’t have to wait until next may to smell the smoke in the air from teams cooking BBQ in the Mid-South. Harrah’s Tunica will have it for you this month.
The Smokin’ Aces BBQ Festival returns for it’s 3rd year to Harrah’s Tunica September 14-16 and it is sure to be great fun for everyone. Festival events include a FREE concert, FREE admission to the festival, a Carnival, and great BBQ for sale as well as all the standard carnival favorites! Carnival Wristbands are only $15 for Friday and $20 for Saturday for unlimited carnival riding privileges!

Make plans to bring the family for a weekend of food, fun, and entertainment!

Watch Sinbad’s Visit to The Funny Bone on Tunica TV

If you need a few laughs to brighten up your day, check out Sinbad’s recent visit to Tunica on Tunica TV. The comedian was at The Funny Bone Comedy Club at Harrah’s Tunica in May, and we were left in tears from laughing so hard.
The Funny Bone at Harrah’s is Tunica’s only comedy club. It’s not uncommon for headliners like Sinbad to visit The Funny Bone. Jim Carrey and Steve Harvey are past performers, and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Tim Meadows will perform at the club September 14-16. There are performances at The Funny Bone most Tuesday through Sunday nights, so check The Funny Bone website for a complete schedule of upcoming performances.
If you missed out on Sinbad’s performance, watch a clip of his routine and interview with Tunica TV. We especially appreciated that he took some time to recall the early days of Tunica.

Casino Spotlight: Steak, Eggs and Live Music Come Together at Gold Strike

If you’re like me when it comes to food, then you wonder about where and what you are going to eat before your trip even starts. But you can put your worries to rest if you’re spending the day at Gold Strike. The resort has everything covered: drinks with live music, over-the-top buffet, ribs in a casual setting, plus an award-winning steak house that calls Gold Strike home.

Olympic Spirit Lives on in Tunica – Tunica TV

Yesterday’s Closing Ceremony signified the end of this year’s Summer Olympics. You could wait four more years to experience the pageantry, drama and excitement of sport’s greatest showcase, or you could head on over to TunicaTravel.tv  for an Olympics extravaganza that is totally Tunica.

Tunica’s Entertainment Never Cools Off

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean Tunica’s entertainment is cooling off!  Everyone else may be going back to school, but it’s time for you to start making plans to go back to Tunica!  For a complete list of upcoming entertainment, click here.

Casino Spotlight: Bar Hopping at Harrah’s

As I mentioned in my last post, Harrah’s Tunica doesn’t have a shortage of options. And one place I like to have variety is in where I can unwind with a cold drink. While taking a break from blackjack or the dance floor, Harrah’s can supply you with your favorite cocktail. Here are few of my favorite spots to grab a drink at Harrah’s:

Tunica is Bursting with Fun the Week of July 4th

Sometimes it can drive a person crazy when a holiday falls in the middle of the week, but not this time. This 4th of July lands on a Wednesday giving you something to do all week in Tunica. Plus, if you’re like me you can use vacation to make it an extra long weekend before or after! That’s a Jackpot in my books! Here’s a list of the week’s activities:

Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center – CVB Open House

The Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau will host an after hours open house this Wednesday, June 27 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.  Homemade Jamz – The Youngest Blues Band in the Land will be the first ever act to perform live on the Highway 61 – Gateway to the Blues Stage.  The event is geared to expose the members of the Tunica hospitality industry and local population on the opening of the 1st phase of the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center, Museum and Office Complex located along US Highway 61.

Casino Spotlight: Fights at the Fitz

All casinos in Tunica showcase big-name entertainment, but if you are looking for something with a little more punch, there may be no better entertainment option than “Fights at the Fitz.”

Hot Fun in Tunica this Summer

For most Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of summer and we tend to agree!  Tunica is going to be packed this summer with great entertainment, hilarious comedy, exciting action and hot concerts!  And don’t forget to soak up the sun in Tunica at the Harrah’s Tunica Heatwave Pool Parties.  Make plans now to spend your summer in Tunica!  For a complete list of upcoming entertainment, click here.

Sinbad Tickles Tunica’s Funny Bone

If you ever hear me say my job is all work and no play, then make sure to smack me upside the head!  I thought this past weekend would be work, but it was all play thanks to the Funny Bone Comedy Club!

The TunicaTravel.TV crew spent our Friday night listening to the comedic talents of Sinbad.  He was hilarious and after a full night of laughs my cheeks were hurting! 

ShowFest Car & Truck Show Returns to Tunica

ShowFest is BACK at Sam’s Town Casino & Hotel on May 19 & 20, 2012 for its 15th annual show!

ShowFest Truck & Car Show is a national auto show that highlights quality show vehicles competing for top honors.  If you love auto shows, then you can’t miss it!  On average, over 600 vehicles participate including Show trucks, custom cars, classic cars, classic trucks, mini trucks, 4 wheel drives, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Pro Street, custom SUVs, motorcycles and lowriders.

Tunica RiverPark Family Fun Day Reopening Celebration

After months of cleanup and repairs following the 2011 Mississippi River floods, the Tunica RiverPark & Museum is back!!! And it’s time to shout it from the rooftops.

The RiverPark is a one-of-a-kind interactive, interpretive museum that showcases the life of the river and its history, featuring aquariums, ecotrails and riverboat cruises. During the hiatus the facility’s event space was reconfigured, pavilions with grills are being added to the grounds that can be rented for parties and family reunions and brand-new museum exhibits are in the works. Come see all the changes for yourself.

You’re invited to celebrate the reopening with us at the Tunica RiverPark Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 10 am – 5 pm. The day’s festivities will include live blues music, children’s activities, FREE admission to the RiverPark Museum, special Tunica Queen cruise schedule at a discounted rate, gift shop specials and more!

Tunica’s Run for the Roses Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of the Run for the Rose’s Giveaway – 

Stephen Shisler, Richard Buckner and Shanna Drake Orris!

The Kentucky Derby aka the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports will take place on May 5, and even though there is no sports betting in Tunica we have a way for you to get in on the action. Tell us who you think will take home the garland of roses and if you choose the correct horse your name will be entered to win a getaway to the Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica. We will draw 3 winners at random from those that choose the winning horse. To enter, post your pick to the Tunica CVB Facebook page (Facebook.com/TunicaMS), Twitter page (@TunicaMS) or in the comment section below. 

Tunica Arena Hosts the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Championships

The Tunica Arena is hosting the Cowboy Mounted Shooting National Championships this week. This marks the 10th year that this event has been held in Tunica. Over 500 horses and their riders come to town to take part in the annual championship. Tunica TV stopped by the Arena to check out the action so we could share it with you.

Entertainment is Blooming in Tunica

Spring came early this year and that means your Spring fever has too. Not to worry, Tunica has just what the Dr. ordered with our hot entertainment lineup. We have something for everyone, car shows, crawfish, and concerts from Charlie Pride and Boston. For a complete list of entertainment, click here

3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Tunica RiverPark

Grab your baskets and hop on over to the Tunica RiverPark & Museum for the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the River Saturday, April 7, 2012!
This is a free event for the whole family. The festivities will begin at 2 p.m. with an Easter egg hunt for
children ages 3-10 on the garden terrace with games and prizes to follow. Come early and visit to the Mississippi River Museum and see all of the updates since the 2011 flood. Adults can enter you to win a dinner cruise for two on the Tunica Queen and other prizes from the Museum Gift Shop.  Call 866.51RIVER (517.4837) for more information.

Casino Spotlight: Be Entertained at Sam’s Town

You’ve taken advantage of Sam’s Town’s great promotions and you’ve won big at Keno. What’s next? How about sampling some of the great entertainment options offered by Sam’s Town? With a number of different of venues, Sam’s Town offers a variety of entertainment options, so you are sure to find something that interests you.

Tunica Queen Cruise Giveaway

CONGRATULATIONS TO ANGELA KIRBY AND VICKIE CLARK FOR WINNING A CRUISE ON THE TUNICA QUEEN!

The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and best of all the Tunica Queen is sailing.  This is the perfect time of year to get outside and experience the Mississippi River onboard an authentic riverboat sailing from the Tunica RiverPark.

Tunica Rivergate Festival Celebrates 20th Year

Spring has sprung and my pink clipboard has been resurrected from last year.  It’s said when the clipboards come out around the Tunica Chamber of  Commerce office that it’s planning time for the Rivergate Festival.  Can you believe 20 years have passed since the best little party in downtown Tunica started? We’ve got tons of fun and great entertainment coming. OK I’ll tell you what’s on the clipboard so far…

Go All In at the Tunica Aquatic Center

Go all in while in Tunica and not just at the Blackjack table. The G.W Henderson Aquatic Center is Mississippi’s largest natatorium. This means that even when it’s freezing outside you can still swim like it’s summertime.

New Year! New Entertainment!

2012 is the year to Live it Up Just Down the Road! Tunica’s got an amazing list of upcoming performers this year! To name just a few: B.B. King, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Moody Blues and Charlie Daniels Band.  To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.com or for more information visit these links:

Tunica Comp Closet Cleanout

It’s the end of the year and we’re cleaning out the Comp Closet!  We have buffets and fine dining comps that expire 12/30/11 and we definitely don’t want them to go to waste.

Gateway To The Blues Visitor Center Now Open

Where does the time go? Another year is almost in the books with the holiday season arriving upon us as fast as a Santa’s sleigh rooftop landing on Christmas morn.  Speaking of rooftop landings, we in Tunica had a major rooftop landing this week with the arrival of the Gateway to the Blues Visitor Center marquee sign.

New Year’s Eve Events in Tunica

Can you believe that it is almost time to start making plans to ring in 2012? Whether you like to ring in the New Year with a quiet dinner or rock out with a group of friends, Tunica has something for you!

Here is a listing of our New Year’s Eve events. Keep checking back. We will be updating the list as more events become available –

Live it Up in Tunica this Fall

Are you ready to Live it Up Just Down the Road? Tunica has a great list of upcoming shows! To name just a few: Lee Greenwood, 3 Doors Down, Tracey Lawrence & The Q’s Annual Jingle Jam. Make your plans now to come party with us!

For a complete list of entertainment, click here.

Horsing Around at the Tunica Arena

Fall is here!  Some of my favorite things about this season are the changing leaves, cool nights wrapped in a blanket with a cup of hot cocoa, corn mazes and the State Fair.

As a kid, I remember my family going to the state fair specifically for the rodeo and then walking through the animal barns to see the horses that had just performed for us.  For all you country boys and girls, it might not seem like much to be close to such a magnificent animal, but for this city girl it filled me with awe and amazement.  And now as an adult, I get that same feeling when I visit the Tunica Arena & Expo Center.

Hell Yeah! Smokin Aces Returns to Harrah’s Tunica

The Smokin Aces’ Festival & BBQ Championship on September 16 -17, 2011 at Harrah’s Casino Tunica is a medley of fun, including:

  • Malts & Margaritas at the Double Down Beer-Rita Fest, where for $35 per day you can get unlimited samples of 101 beers and margaritas!
  • Meats ~ For only $7, you can taste test & help choose the People’s Choice BBQ winner as teams compete for prizes and entry into the 2012 Memphis in May Barbecue Championship.
  • Music ~ Get your dance on with three great area bands ~ Soul Shockers, Venus Mission and Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster!
  • Motors ~ The Koss Motorsports Full House Auto Car Show featuring over 125 classes for all years, makes and models of automobiles.  This show is sure to make any Motorhead’s head spin!
  • Matches ~ Watch or compete in the American Cornhole Organization’s Texas Hole’em Cornhole Classic!

Whether you like to eat, drink, dance or play, there’s something for everyone! Continue reading for more details on all the upcoming fun…

August Specials and Promotions

Need a reason to head to Tunica this month? How about we give you a bunch? Check out the latest Specials & Promotions here.

Some of Tunica’s Casinos’ current promotions and specials include freeplay and cold hard cash, discounted hotel stays or dining deals! Plus, there are some awesome hotel packages! And if you only have a day to spend in Tunica, why not head on over for Senior’s, Gals & Pals or Ladies days. Check out all the latest on our website, www.TunicaTravel.com.

And if you’re looking for the latest Tunica entertainment, click here.

Let Tunica Entertain You!

Upcoming entertainment in Tunica is smokin’ hot!  Here are just a few of the acts coming soon ~ Boys II Men, Rodney Carrington, The Men of Vegas, Pawn Stars, Train and The O’Jays.

Tunica’s Ready to Tickle Your Funny Bone!

Have you ever heard “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”?  Well, if you’ve been in Tunica lately, humor is in the ear of the listener! If you’re looking to laugh, Tunica’s the place to Live it Up!

I love to laugh and try surrounding myself with funny people all the time.  And with the opening of the Funny Bone Comedy Club at Harrah’s Tunica, it’s gotten a lot easier!

Tunica’s Summer Entertainment

Tunica + Great Entertainment = Smokin’ Summer!
Tunica’s the place for great summer entertainment! And if you haven’t been to all of Tunica’s amazing entertainment venues, then you’re missing out ~ there isn’t a bad seat in the house! This summer, Tunica welcomes Rodney Atkins, Oak Ridge Boys, Kathy Griffin, Ronnie McDowell, Boys II Men, Rodney Carrington, The O’Jays . . . I could go on, but you can see for yourself.

Heatwave Pool Parties are Back!

Today officially starts the dog days of summer. With the longs day and hot temps in store for the next few months, make plans to cool off at Harrah’s Heatwave pool parties.

“Personally Paula” Ticket Giveaway

***Winners Announced***

The lucky winners of the “Personally Paula” are:

Gail Evans, Marsha Finkley, Danny Oneill, Catherine Akers, Dean Swesey, Ruby Lackey Barnes

Ok Ya’ll, the queen of Southern Cooking and my personal favorite Food Network star Paula Deen is coming to Harrah’s Tunica this Saturday, June 11 for her “Personally Paula” stage show where she and various members of her family tell personal anecdotes and interact with the audience.  AND WE HAVE TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY!!!!

Tunica is Still Open!

I am sure you all have seen the news of the rising Mississippi River and it’s affect on Tunica and the Casino Industry. While these have been a difficult couple of weeks, there are a lot of things still happening in the area.

Get Your Motors Running and Head to Tunica for Spring Events!

Looking for something different to do in Tunica?  Tunica’s Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino is home to the 14th annual ShowFest Truck and Car show on May 14 and 15, 2011.  ShowFest is a national auto show that highlights top quality show vehicles competing for top honors.  Over 600 vehicles participate that are available for viewing at the show, including Show trucks, custom cars, classic cars, classic trucks, mini trucks, 4 wheel drives, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Pro Street, custom SUVs, motorcycles and lowriders.  If you’re a motorhead, then you don’t want to miss out on this event.  For more information, visit showfest.com or Facebook.com/showfest.

Grizz Biz in Tunica

This year, the Grizzlies celebrate 10 seasons of calling Memphis home, and it’s the perfect time to acknowledge those partners who have helped make the last decade such a great one. Just as the Grizz faithful come from all over the MidSouth, our partnerships stretch across the region, and no one has been as valuable – or as fun – as our friends down the road in Tunica.

Mud Bug Fun at Rivergate Festival

Matt Jordan a regular contributor to this blog proclaimed earlier this week that he knows spring is here each year with the start of March Madness.  For me, Spring has not officially Sprung in Tunica until what I affectionately call “Crawfish” week or officially know as the annual Tunica Downtown Event – called the Rivergate Festival.

Who Needs Luck When You’re in Tunica

In Tunica, we LOVE the color green!  Especially when the cashier’s handing us our winnings!  And when you’re looking to win, you’ve got to have a lucky charm.

Sin City of the Mississippi Delta

Vegas may be called Sin City, but Tunica’s got 7 sins that will make you ask for forgiveness . . . Down The Road!

Greed

So, maybe this sin is a give-in for Tunica.  If you’re coming to play slots, throw craps or hit 21, you’re looking to strike it rich here.  Is that really so bad?  We could all use a little extra green in our pockets!

Tunica is Graceland’s Good Luck Charm

By: Elvis Presley Enterprises

Many Tunica fans don’t realize the close connection Elvis had with Las Vegas, but Vegas was the place Elvis got his stage stardom.  We know at Graceland, Tunica is our Vegas! We also know Tunica has “a lot more action” to keep you entertained during your trip, so whether you are visiting Memphis with a day trip to Tunica, or staying in Tunica and coming to see us at Graceland, here are three new things we are looking forward to you seeing in 2011!

Entertainment in the New Year

It’s only a few days into the new year, and I find myself wanting to look forward to a getaway.  It really is the best way to cure the winter blues.  Sometimes that “getaway” is just down the road because the entertainment is coming to me in the new year in Tunica!

3 Doors Down Raises Money for Home State at Horseshoe Tunica

Mississippi Natives 3 Doors Down recently held their seventh annual concert to benefit The Better Life Foundation  at Horseshoe Tunica’s Bluesville raising more than $280,000.  The event was kicked off with a Charity Ride from Jackson, Mississippi, to Tunica Roadhouse  Casino and concluded on Saturday evening with a raffle of the Citizen Soldier III motorcycle valued at over $50,000, a silent auction, and concert.

What to do New Year’s Eve? Come to Tunica!

When planning for New Year’s Eve, the ideal place has 24 hour entertainment, a champagne toast at midnight, drink specials, ways to win prizes or money, great music, and a place to hang your hat, so you don’t have to get on the roads after midnight.  In Tunica, we have it all!

Kickoff in Tunica! Where to Watch the Big Games

It’s football season!  That means every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday there is a big game on TV.  For those of you who will be in Tunica hitting the slots all weekend (or those of you who don’t have the NFL package like me and still want to see the big game on big TVs), Travel Tunica decided you need to know where to catch the game if you aren’t at home.

Pinch Me! Great Entertainment is Coming to Tunica

Barenaked Ladies is an unconventional name for a band, but then again the band has never claimed to be.  With quick speaking lyrics in songs like “One Week” and “Pinch Me”, Barenaked is an original. The band released their first album in the early 90’s, but I bought my first album, Stunt, during my college years and the songs were addictive and just made me want to dance.

Two Festivals in Tunica October 16th!

Festivals will fill the air soon on October 16th in Tunica and will be a guarantee for fun and food with Delta Day in Downtown Tunica and Romp on the River at the Tunica RiverPark.

Glam Winners Announced for Adam Lambert Tickets!

Adam Lambert’s Glam Nation Tour is headed to Tunica September 11 at Harrah’s Casino!  We were lucky enough to get 2 pairs of tickets to give to our loyal fans and followers!  We asked to see your Glammed Up PROM pictures on Facebook and Twitter, and the winners are . . . 

The Secrets to What’s Smoking Soon in Tunica!

Food Network celebrities, Memphis legends, and owners of Neely’s BBQ, Pat and Gina Neely, will be burning up the Harrah’s Tunica stage September 18th giving the crowd a delicious dose of entertainment and the secrets behind their recipes for a happy home and red hot kitchen.

WIN tickets to see Adam Lambert in Tunica on September 11

Wanna WIN TICKETS to see Adam Lambert in concert at Harrah’s Casino Event Center on September 11th?!

TunicaMS has 2 pairs of tickets to giveaway!  In honor of Adam’s tour being title the “Glam Nation Tour”, we want to see you Glammed Up at your best!  When were most of us our most Glam?  PROM – of course! Post your best, worst or funniest PROM photo to our Facebook Fan page wall, and you’ll be entered to win tickets to see Adam Lambert on Saturday, September 11!

Celebrating Elvis Week Just Down the Road

Elvis is King! That has been the saying for many years and is evident every year on August 15. That is the date for the annual candlelight vigil at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.  This year marked the 32nd annual vigil. I have always heard about it, and seeing that Graceland is just down the road from Tunica I decided to see for myself.

25 Miles to Graceland

2010 marks the 75th anniversary of Elvis’ birthday and Travel Tunica thought what better time to experience Graceland.  With Tunica MS being just 30 minutes away, we headed up Hwy. 61 to first have lunch at one of Elvis’ favorites, Arcade Restaurant.

Elvis’ booth at The Arcade.

Founded in 1919, the Arcade is Memphis’ oldest café, and Elvis frequented so often that a booth is dedicated to him. Not only is the food great . . . The Downtowner pizza is a must try, but the atmosphere and design is what moviemakers hope to find in a location.  Click here for the complete story on the Arcade.
Next we headed to Graceland and were amazed at the number of people we saw on a Wednesday afternoon.  There was a steady flow of tour buses driving through the Graceland gates.

4th of July in Tunica!

Nothing says 4th of July better than fireworks.  Spending the 4th of July weekend in Tunica this year will get you in the patriotic spirit, but it’s not the 4th of July without seeing the beauty of red, white, and blue in the sky.  If you plan on staying in the Tunica/Memphis area, book your room now.  Here are the largest scheduled displays and entertainment to let freedom ring!