The Arena at the Golden Moon Friday opened up the facility to give the public a look at the brand new venue.
It took the Pearl River Resort just seven weeks to clear out the ground floor and renovate the facility. The Arena can now seat nine thousand people in concert-in-the-round style.
1980s band Huey Lewis and the News took to the stage. The performer said the stage looked and sounded great.
The Pearl River Resort took media representatives on a tour of the facility.
Communications director Warren Strain says The Arena fills a void of long standing in the community. He says this is the largest casino entertainment venue in the southeast.