What’s Happening at the MGM National Harbor for the Rest of 2017?

It’s now been open for nearly nine months, and reports indicate that the MGM National Harbor is a smashing success so far. The Baltimore Sun reports that the MGM did over $50 million in revenue for the month of July, surpassing Maryland Live and the Baltimore Horseshoe as the leading casino in the state.

With gourmet restaurants, an exciting array of musicians and artists performing, and 125,000 square feet of gaming space, it’s no wonder that so many locals and visitors are flocking to the MGM. Here are a few of our favorite things going on through the rest of the year:

Promotions

  • Military Tuesdays & Senior Wednesdays: Every Tuesday, active duty military members with a valid identification will get 20% off at several casino bars and restaurants. On Wednesdays, guests 55 and older will receive the same discount. Participating locations include National Market, Starbucks, Voltaggio Brothers Steak House, Fish, TAP, Ginger, Marcus, and more.
  • Summer Breeze Slots Tournament: Between August 25 and August 26, buy into this late summer tournament for $99 to get a crack at a $75,000 prize pool.
  • M Life Rewards: With M Life, frequent guests can earn rewards on almost everything they purchase at the casino, from gaming to meals to spa services. For a limited time, new members receive the chance at winning $10,000 in free play.

Upcoming 2017 Shows at MGM National Harbor

One of the casino’s biggest draws is the many huge acts that headline the theater, which has quickly become one of the D.C. area’s top entertainment venues.

Just a few significant upcoming performances include:

  • Tom Jones – the famous crooner with a string of hits over the years like “It’s Not Unusual”, and “What’s New Pussycat” comes to the MGM for a rocking weeknight show after Labor Day on September 12.
  • Cher – The iconic pop diva rose to prominence in the 60s singing with her husband in the duo Sonny & Cher. She later achieved hits on her own, including the smash single “Believe”. Cher will be at the MGM for a total of 6 dates: August 31 and September 2, 3, 7, 9, & 10.
  • Chris Rock – The legendary comedian stops by the MGM National Harbor for his Total Blackout Tour, one of the most highly-anticipated comedy events in years. Rock will be performing four nights in a row, from October 18 through 21.

Other attractions at MGM National Harbor

  • Pizzapalooza – On September 10 between 3 PM and 8 PM on Potomac Plaza, get a taste of Italy in the National Harbor as a top-flight lineup of chefs come together to show off their culinary abilities and share their passion for pizza and other Italian cuisine. The event will also include live music and yard games.
  • Happy Hours – Almost every restaurant and bar in the casino offers a happy hour special on food, drinks, or both. Ginger, Voltaggio Brothers Steak House, National Market, and Tap are just a few venues with daily discounts on tasty bites and relaxing drinks.
  • Retail – Fink’s Jeweler, an official Rolex retailer, is the latest retail brand to carve out space in MGM’s shopping district. Other stores include Ella Rue, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, and Stitched.

Finding a hotel for MGM National Harbor

Staying at the resort itself is an option, but rooms go quickly and are priced at a premium. If you want to enjoy all the great gaming, entertainment, and retail amenities available at the MGM National Harbor while staying at a comfortable hotel with some great amenities of its own, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria – Fort Belvoir is your destination. Located just under 6 miles from the casino across the Potomac in Alexandria, the Holiday Inn Express also boasts a complimentary hot breakfast bar, free WiFi in every room, and a shuttle to the metro, perks that will ensure that even if your casino trip is unlucky, you’ll win big with your accommodations.

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