By Tracey Dee Rauh
Managing Editor of Features
---- — The Casino Ballroom will open its doors for the 2013 Budweiser Concert series April 5 with a performance from New England local and Godsmack frontman Sully Erna.
In anticipation of opening night, a slew of new shows were announced last week. To date, more than 40 musical, comedy and other acts have been booked at the venue.
Built in 1899, the Casino Ballroom at Hampton Beach, N.H., has drawn millions of people through its doors for over 10 decades. The 2,200-seat venue has played host to huge entertainment names, from legends like Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin and the Doors to current mega stars like Jeff Dunham, Stone Temple Pilots and Counting Crows.
Here’s a look at the recently added shows. For a full schedule of the 2013 season, call 603-929-4100 or visit http://www.casinoballrom.com or http://www.ticketmaster.com/casinoballroom.
Friday, May 31, doors 6 p.m., show 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 2, doors 6 p.m., show 8 p.m.
STRAIGHT NO CHASER
Friday, June 21, doors 6 p.m., show 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 27, doors 6 p.m., show 8 p.m.
BADFISH! A TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME
Saturday, July 6, doors 6 p.m., show 8 p.m.
SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS
Sunday, July 7, doors 6 p.m., show 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 11, doors 6 p.m., show 8 p.m.
SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY
Wednesday, July 24,doors 6 p.m., show 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 25,doors 6 p.m., show 8 p.m.
THE STEVE MILLER BAND
Friday, July 26,doors 6 p.m., show 8 p.m.
KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND
Saturday, August 10, doors 6 p.m., show 8 p.m.