Welcome to Thunder Valley Casino Resort's hottest summer entertainment - the Summer Concert Series! Enjoy unforgettable evenings of music, comedy and more outdoors under the stars, with star attractions you won't want to miss.
Our venue is custom built in the East Parking Lot outside the casino, with a 5,000-seat capacity, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, and two large video screens flanking the main stage. Floor seats are individually assigned chairs with back support; bleachers on the left and right side and to the rear are open seating. To maximize the enjoyment of your experience, here are some details about how it works.
Event gates open two hours before each event, with access limited to food and beverage stand, merchandise vendors, and the Thunder Rewards welcome center. Access to seats usually takes place about an hour before the event is scheduled to begin. For your convenience, premium His and Hers Portable Restrooms are located inside the venue. Gates close 45 minutes after the event's conclusion.
Plenty of free parking is available at Thunder Valley. Disabled parking and a limited number of open parking spots are located in the East Parking Lot surrounding the amphitheater. A 3,700-space parking structure with complimentary valet or self-service is located at the West end of the property, affording a convenient stroll through the casino to access the amphitheater at the east end. The South Parking Lot is located directly across Athens Ave. from the venue, with stoplight crossing lanes. Please be mindful of traffic and use the "walk" signal or follow traffic police personnel instructions.
Permissible and Prohibited Items
All guests are subject to search upon entering the amphitheater. Guests may not bring any alcoholic beverages inside the venue. Please, no glass, can or cooler containers. Sealed water bottles or non-alcoholic beverages purchased at the casino are permissible. No backpacks or purses larger than 14". Cameras for personal use are no problem; please be courteous of blocking the views of others.Professional photography equipment - tripods, telephoto lenses, special flash gear - is not permitted. Seat cushions are welcome, but please leave your pets at home. Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. No weapons, umbrellas, fireworks, laser pointers, air blasters, horns or musical instruments, nor anything else not listed that typically would not be admitted to any public event.
Food and Beverages
You'll find beverages for sale both inside the entertainment area and at the back pre-show area. We offer select cocktails, beer, wine, water and sodas. We're pleased to partner once again with Sacramento Mobile Food trucks. Each concert evening, SactoMoFo will send up to four featured truck vendors to sell specialty foods. The food trucks open two hours before each scheduled event - click here
to learn more about SactoMoFo's association of delicious food purveyors.
Inside the casino, you'll find a Grab 'n Go food station by the Poker Room, offering beer and hot dogs. You may also want to plan ahead for dinner at High Steaks Steakhouse, which features a pre-set Concert Menu on event nights so you won't miss a note. Thunder Cafe, Red Lantern, The Buffet and the Food Court also offer great dining opportunities before or after the show.
Generally, summer evenings in Lincoln begin to cool off as the sun sets, replaced with a gentle cooling Pacific breeze. Seats are usually in the shade by concert time. It can get a bit chilly, so you may want to bring a lap blanket or light wrap.
Disabled self-parking is available around the east parking lot just outside the venue. Valet parking is available at the west end of the casino, in the parking lot. Please ask Team Members for assistance in locating wheelchair escort help and directions to seating areas.
Guests Under 21
Guests must be 21 to attend. However, guests between 13 and 20 may attend when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Designated Driver Program
Thunder Valley is pleased to partner with Uber, an app-based on demand transportation provide system, and the California Office of Traffic Safety to promote safe and sober driving. Consider Uber after a night of entertainment - download the Uber app at your phone's app store. Enjoy $30 off your first ride when you use the special code THUNDERVALLEY on the app.