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    February 14, 2019

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    LEGENDS IN CONCERT TO OPEN
    YEAR-ROUND SHOW AND THEATER AT OWA


    Longest running show in Las Vegas set to debut inside
    new state of the art theater at Downtown OWA for summer 2019


    FOLEY, AL and LAS VEGAS, NV (February 12, 2019) – Legends in Concert, the longest-running
    show in Las Vegas has announced an all-new residency at OWA, in Foley Alabama’s Gulf Coast
    region. OWA is a world-class, award-winning entertainment destination owned and operated by
    the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. OWA’s design celebrates its rural roots and the area’s natural
    beauty. The intimate 430-seat Theater will be located in Downtown OWA, immediately adjacent to
    TownePlace Suites by Marriott and steps away from Tanger Outlets in Foley. Set to debut summer
    2019, the acclaimed production boasting an incomparable cast of music legends, will bring its 35-
    year continuously operating musical tribute spectacular to its newly constructed venue in the heart
    of Baldwin County.

    “Legends in Concert was our first choice to be the primary year-round theatrical attraction to
    headline our new multi-million dollar theater in the heart of Downtown OWA,” said Cody
    Williamson, president, and CEO of Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority, the division of
    Poarch Band of Creek Indians that owns and operates OWA. “With their unparalleled collection of
    seasonally rotating featured artists and other renowned theatrical production ingredients, we are
    confident Legends in Concert will not only delight visitors but also be a crucial component to OWA,
    and the continued growth of Baldwin County and the Gulf Coast’s tourism industry.”
    Known as the pioneer of live tribute shows, Legends in Concert made its Las Vegas Strip debut in
    1983 and to this day, the multi-faceted show continues to evolve its collection of live tribute artists.
    From artists such as Elvis Presley to Aretha Franklin, Garth Brooks to Michael Jackson, each
    legendary performer not only looks like the star they portray but uses their own natural voices to
    pay homage to their iconic music counterpart. The show will feature a variety of elaborate
    theatrical sets, magnificent costumes, and a full array of incredible special effects, and much more.

    “Building on our show’s three and a half decades of success, we are thrilled to bring the legendary
    production to another fast-growing, family-friendly destination, while also expanding the powerful
    long term multi-year agreement with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians,” said Brian Brigner, chief
    operating officer of On Stage Enterprises, producers of Legends. “Along with regional partnerships
    including other outstanding Baldwin County businesses soon to be announced, we are very excited
    to have Tanger Outlets join us in welcoming Legends in Concert at OWA. Shoppers at Tanger will be
    able to receive special discounts to our Legends series and we will be promoting their outlet stores
    in creative and fun ways, not only during our performances but through periodic appearances at
    the Tanger Outlet.”

    Since its debut in 1983, Legends in Concert has earned countless entertainment industry awards
    including “Show of the Year," "Entertainers of the Year," "Grand Slam," the prestigious "Show of
    Shows" awarded by the International Press Association, and was most recently awarded the 2018
    “Casino Production Show of the Year,” at the sixth annual Casino Entertainment Awards, presented
    by The Global Gaming Expo (G2E).

    Visit www.VisitOWA.com for upcoming information on line-ups, show schedules and ticket
    information to Legends in Concert performances at OWA. For more information about Legends
    in Concert, visit https://www.legendsinconcert.com.

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    About Legends in Concert
    Legends in Concert is celebrating 35 years of success this year and claims the title of longest-running
    production show in Las Vegas. Owned and operated by On Stage Enterprises, Legends in
    Concert debuted at Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino in 1983 and just moved to Tropicana Las
    Vegas Hotel and Casino in 2019, in conjunction with the show’s 35th-year anniversary. Packed with
    all-star talent and powerhouse vocals from some of the world’s top tribute artists, the legendary
    show entertains audiences of all ages. The tribute artists perform using their own natural voices
    and are backed by a live band that rocks the house with vivacious back-up singers and dancers who
    bring the performances to life. In addition to Las Vegas, On Stage produces Legends productions in
    such markets as Atlantic City, Branson, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Long Island, Myrtle Beach, Niagara
    Falls, in Waikiki at the Royal Hawaiian Theater, Melbourne, Australia, and on the high seas aboard
    the Norwegian PEARL. Connect with Legends in Concert on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
    www.legendsinconcert.com

    About OWA
    A world-class, award-winning entertainment destination owned and operated by the Poarch Band of
    Creek Indians, OWA’s design celebrates its rural roots and the area’s natural beauty. The name OWA,
    which translates as “big water” from the Muscogee Creek language, was inspired by the 14-acre lake at
    the center of this unique project. The complex has the feel of a small Southern town that evolved
    through time with the lavishly landscaped Downtown OWA and its gated amusement park, The Park at
    OWA. OWA’s 150-room Marriott TownePlace Suites is within walking distance to Downtown OWA, as
    well as its 14-acre amusement park. The Park at OWA features more than 20 rides, in-park dining, and
    a variety of midway games. Enjoy retail and dining amenities in admission-free in Downtown OWA.
    Check VisitOWA.com for continuous updates and exciting openings.

    MEDIA CONTACTS:
    Kristin Hellmich
    OWA, Director of Marketing/Public Relations
    (251) 359-8554
    khellmich@visitOWA.com

    Mark Mercer
    Legends in Concert, Director of Marketing
    (702) 933-9365
    MMercer@legendsinconcert.com


     
    Contact:
    Kristin Hellmich, OWA, Director of Marketing/Public Relations
    (251) 359-8554

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