August at Blue Chip: 20th Anniversary celebration, live music, gaming excitement and more

Michigan City, Ind.—August at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, Northwest Indiana’s premier entertainment destination, features plenty of fun with the 20th anniversary celebration, Johnny Cash tribute artist Shawn Barker, dining deals, a relaxing spa special, gaming excitement and more.

Giveaways

In Young at Heart every Monday in August, guests 50 and older can enjoy specials that include 50% off a buffet after earning 25 slot points every Monday from 6 am to 11:59 pm, 8x reel slots and 5x video poker. Check the B Connected Club for details and restrictions or visit BConnectedOnline.com.

The 20th anniversary celebration includes several giveaways for B Connected members. Members earning 100 base points can receive an anniversary t-shirt on Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., while supplies last.The festivities continue Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a Blue Chip print giveaway. B Connected members earning 50 base points will receive a complimentary Blue Chip South Shore Print while supplies last.

New Member Signup

Sign up for a new B Connected Membership in August and earn Slot Points on the day of sign up. Earn 1,000 base points on your B Connected Card and receive $5 in Slot Points; earn 2,500 base points and receive a total of $15 in Slot Points; and earn 5,000 base points and receive a total of $40 in Slot Points. Check the B Connected Club for details and restrictions or visit www.BConnectedOnline.com.

Gaming Excitement

Celebrate the 20th anniversary with the $20,000 cash giveaway on Friday, Aug. 18. Guests can earn entries playing slots and table games with a B Connected Card from 6 a.m. on Aug. 1 through 9:45 p.m. on Aug. 18. At 6 p.m. on Aug. 18, four winners of $1,000 each will be announced; from 7-9 p.m., 2 winners of $1,000 will be announced each hour and at 10 p.m., the $10,000 winner will be announced.

Win up to $90,000 this month with Progressive Payout, held on Friday, August 25. A total of 15 winners draw for a chance at the Progressive Prize at 9 pm, then a guaranteed winner of $5,000 in Slot Dollars is drawn at 10 pm. B Connected Members get one free entry and earn more entries by playing their favorite slot and table games. Learn more at BlueChipCasino.com.

Poker Poker tournaments will be held every day in August.

On Sundays, tournament starts at 12:15 pm; registration begins at 10 am with an $80 buy-in and an unlimited $80 re-entry fee.

The Mondays Bounty tournament starts at 6:15 pm; registration begins at 4 pm with a $125 buy-in and an unlimited $125 re-entry fee.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the tournament starts at 6:15 pm; registration begins at 4 pm with a $40 entry fee and an unlimited $40 re-entry fee.

On Wednesdays, tournament starts at 6:15 pm; registration begins at 4 pm with a $60 buy-in and an unlimited $60 re-entry fee.

On Fridays, the tournament starts at 6:15 pm; registration begins at 4 pm with an $80 buy-in and an unlimited $80 re-entry fee.

On Saturdays, the tournament starts at 12:15 pm; registration begins at 10 am with an $80 buy-in and an unlimited $80 re-entry fee.

For all poker tournaments, Blue Chip Casino No-Limit Texas Hold’em rules apply. All players must be 21 years of age or older with a valid state or government issued photo ID. Tournament players must be B Connected members; guests can sign up free at the B Connected Club.

Great Entertainment and Special Events

Don’t miss the hit tribute show, “The Man in Black, A Tribute to Johnny Cash,” starring accomplished musician and singer songwriter Shawn Barker, the show highlights the retro look, sound and feel of Cash’s performances from the beginning of his career in the early 1960s to his later work. Tickets, starting at $15, are on sale now at ticketmaster.com or the Blue Chip Gift Box. Guests must be 21 or older, with a valid state or government issued photo ID.

For live music in August, visit It’s Vegas Baby! and Rocks lounge. At It’s Vegas Baby!, see The 17th Floor on Saturday, August 5, Gas Station Disco on Saturday, August 12, My Sister Sara on Saturday, August 19 and P.S. Dump Your Boyfriend on Saturday, August 26. There’s a $5 cover charge for DJ Night and Saturday shows. It’s Vegas Baby! features DJ Night from 10 pm to 2:30 pm on August 11, 18 and 25. Celebrate your inner Van Gogh with Wine and Canvas at 5:30 pm on Tuesdays, August 8, 15, 22 and 29.

At Rocks, It’s free live music from the best local and regional bands. On Thursdays at 8 pm, it’s Visions of Santana on August 3; Rosie and the Rivets on August 10; Sheryl and Say Yes! on August 17, The Noize on August 24 and Memberz Only on August 31. On Fridays, it’s EZFM Band at 6 pm and Crawpuppies at 10:30 pm on August 4; The Mix at 6 pm and Five Guys Named Moe at 10:30 pm on August 11, That’s What She Said at 6 pm and Fu5ion Band at 10:30 pm on August 18 and The Bigger Picture Band at 6 pm and Shout Out at 10:30 pm on August 25. On Saturdays, see The Meteors at 1:30 pm, Jamrose at 6 pm and Smarty Pants at 10:30 pm on August 5; The Chicago Kingsnakes at 1:30 pm, Heavy Band at 6 pm and BBI at 10:30 pm on August 12, Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones at 1:30 pm, Rock Therapy at 6 pm and April’s Reign at 10:30 pm on August 19 and Good Fellas at 1:30 pm, The Dancing Noodles at 6 pm and Nawty at 10:30 pm on August 28. On Sundays, see Spike and the Spitwads at noon and Jimmy Sarr Band at 5 pm on August 6, The Rockets at noon and The Original Hazzard County Band at 5 pm on August 13, Middle of the Road at noon and Hoosier Highway at 5 pm on August 20 and Rick Saucedo at noon and Summer Son at 5 pm on August 27. Seating is limited, so arrive early.

August at spa blu The special offers are hot at spa blu with the Hot Stone Massage, using smooth, heated stones to melt away tension, reduce stress and promote ultimate relaxation, for just $130 ($145 value). Offers are valid Monday-Thursday in August; one discount per person. Call 888-879-7711 ext 2583 to book an appointment today.

Dining specials

At The Game, try the Burger of the Month — the Pastrami Burger — an Angus beef patty topped with pastrami, beer onions, lettuce, tomato and Swiss cheese, served on a brioche bun for $13.50. Enjoy it with the August Beer of the Month, New Belgium Voodoo Ranger.

Enjoy the Hump Day Buffet every Wednesday, excluding holidays, for 30 percent off normal prices: $8.39 plus tax for breakfast, $11.19 plus tax for lunch and $13.99 plus tax for dinner.

Every Thursday, head out to Options for the Chuck Wagon BBQ, including western chuck wagon-style BBQ ribs, chicken, pork, brisket and more from 3 pm to 9 pm for $24.99 plus tax.

Early birds get a full breakfast buffet at Options on Fridays in August with the 777 Sunrise Special Breakfast for only $7.77 plus tax from 7 am to 10 am. Enjoy an $11.11 Lunch Buffet every Friday from 11 am to 3 pm. Check out the Farm to Lake Dinner special every Friday for local farm fresh vegetables and fresh-caught lake fish cooked to order from 4 pm to 10 pm for $26.99 plus tax.

On Saturdays, try the Blue Chip Brunch from 7 am to 3 pm for $18.99 plus tax and don’t miss Prime Rib & Crab Saturdays from 4 pm to 11 pm for $34.99 plus tax.

On Sundays in August at Options check out Sunday Side Up, with hearty breakfast and lunch favorites such as steak and eggs and a made-to-order yogurt parfait station from 7 am to 2 pm for $18.99 plus tax. Enjoy the Butcher’s Block Buffet Special, with old-fashioned butcher shop style chicken, pork, beef, kabobs and more from 3 pm to 9 pm for $24.99 plus tax.

For additional details on Blue Chip’s August entertainment, events and special offers, visit www.bluechipcasino.com or call 888-879-7711.

About Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa

Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa is the premier entertainment destination in Northwest Indiana. Located an hour’s drive east of Chicago in Michigan City, Indiana, Blue Chip features a 65,000-square-foot single-level casino, two hotel towers with a total of 486 upscale rooms; five restaurants, a spa, full-service salon and fitness center, two gift shops and the 20,000-square-foot Stardust Event Center. For more information, visit www.bluechipcasino.com. Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Boyd Gaming and Blue Chip press releases are available at boydgaming.mediaroom.com.