Lucas Oil Live Entertainment Venue Opens at WinStar World Casino

Lucas Oil Live at WinStar

THACKERVILLE, OK A new phase of live entertainment at WinStar World Casino and Resort began this month with the first live shows at Lucas Oil Live, the casino-resort’s new 6,500-seat performance venue. A 250,000 sq. ft. facility with cutting-edge technical capabilities, the arena serves as a multi-dimensional entertainment hub capable of hosting a wide array of audiences and events.

“Lucas Oil Live elevates our ability to provide the best live entertainment for patrons who want to make memories seeing their favorite performers and extends the unforgettable experience our patrons have grown to appreciate with every trip to WinStar,” said Jack Parkinson, WinStar World Casino and Resort General Manager. “Lucas Oil Live features great sightlines in an intimate setting, along with a modern sound system and spectacular video screens. This world-class venue enables us to attract the biggest names in entertainment. We have deep appreciation for the naming rights partnership with Lucas Oil that helped make Lucas Oil Live a reality.”

In February 2023, officials with the casino-resort and Indianapolis-based Lucas Oil Products announced a partnership that included naming rights for the venue. Lucas Oil produces high performance automotive lubricants and additives with over 300 premium products and a distribution network across 48 countries.

“We are very excited to celebrate the grand opening of Lucas Oil Live – a state-of-the-art entertainment destination that will host some of the world’s top music artists and entertainers,” said Melissa Wonser, Lucas Oil Vice President of Marketing. “The Lucas brand strives to connect with consumers where their passions are. It’s a thrill to unveil the Lucas brand in a new way, and we can’t wait for showgoers to experience the space.”

Lucas Oil Live features a 140-decibel loudspeaker system and two 32 ft. x 18 ft. LED video screens. It also includes dedicated VIP, club and suite seating, including a flexible VIP lounge that can be sized to fit the needs of groups for concerts or events. Lucas Oil Live’s amphitheater-style construction gives concertgoers easy access to multiple concessions venues on each level to serve patrons’ needs conveniently.

Guests can easily access Lucas Oil Live’s concourse three ways: from a new exterior parking lot, through the existing casino/hotel, or via a skybridge from a new parking garage with more than 1,200 parking spaces. Once inside the venue, guests can navigate to their seats using elevators, stairs or escalators as well as numerous wayfinding digital directories. The venue connects with the casino-resort’s newest hotel tower, the 304-room Spa Tower. The venue also introduces a new restaurant called Session House Gastropub and a bar dedicated to enhancing the concert experience.

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band performed in the first paid-ticket show at Lucas Oil Live in October, following a pair of free concerts featuring country music stars Aaron Watson and Casey Donahew. Scheduled to perform at Lucas Oil Live before the end of 2023 are entertainers including the Beach Boys, Rod Stewart, Peter Frampton, Smokey Robinson, Tim McGraw, Kevin Hart, Adam Sandler, Johnny Mathis and Blake Shelton.