CARTER, WI – The Forrest County Potawatomi community has partnered with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS and their restaurant group, Rock & Brews, to bring their restaurant concept and live music to Wisconsin.
The first Rock & Brews Restaurant in Wisconsin opened on August 1 at the Potawatomi Casino Hotel in Milwaukee. The 250-seat restaurant is an integral aspect of the property’s extensive $190 million renovation. Following the opening, the celebrations traveled to Carter, where the Potawatomi Casino Hotel Carter and Rock & Brews hosted an outdoor concert series and pop-up beer garden featuring artists including Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts and Jefferson Starship.
On September 1, the Forrest County Potawatomi and Rock & Brews teams will host a day of programming beginning with the groundbreaking for their restaurant within Potawatomi Casino Hotel Carter. At 11:30am, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons will participate in the inaugural demolition of the 5,280 sq. ft. restaurant. Later that evening, the two will join their bandmates to perform at Crandon International Raceway as part of KISS’ End of the Road Tour.
“We are ecstatic to bring these rock ‘n’ roll legends, and their outstanding dining concept, to Wisconsin,” said Dominic Ortiz, CEO of Potawatomi Casinos and Hotels. “Their presence at our casino in Milwaukee has been electrifying and we know they will bring the same energy to Carter.”
“We are proud to continue our partnership with the Forrest County Potawatomi community with a second Rock & Brews location in Wisconsin,” said Adam Goldberg, CEO & Partner of Rock & Brews. “We enjoyed getting to know the Carter community through the summer events and can’t wait to welcome them into our restaurant early next year for the full Rock & Brews experience.”