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alking Stick Resort is the premier entertainment destination in Arizona. Independently owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), the property is nestled on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Reservation. In addition to its upscale dĂŠcor, this AAA Four Diamond property is recognized for its courteous staff, world-class amenities and an array of entertainment options.
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Located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, the resort is home to 496 deluxe guest rooms, six award-winning restaurants, various entertainment lounges, a nearly 300,000 square foot casino floor and a fitness center. It is also home to a showroom, the Salt River Grand Ballroom spanning 25,000 square feet, 21 meeting rooms, a luxury spa perched on its 14th floor, an outdoor stage that features live headline entertainment and four pools complete with capacity for 4,500 guests. With its exciting entertainment lineup, Talking Stick Resort is the place to be for live shows. The propertyâ€™s showroom contains 650 seats and optimal lighting, providing an intimate experience for all attendees. Some of the most notable past entertainment acts included soul singer Michael McDonald, comedian Nick Swardson, Texas quintet Blue October, multi-instrumentalist Nils Lofgren, singersongwriter Rob Thomas, Latin sensation Julio Iglesias, funk and R&B group KC and the Sunshine Band, musical icon Justin Hayword, and R&B songstress Darlene Love.
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Upcoming acts slated to grace the stage at Talking Stick Resort include David Spade, Steven Wright, Anderson Ponty Band, Tracy Lawrence, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy: Celebrating The Music of Emerson Lake & Palmer, Jerry Riopelle, An Evening with Todd Rundgren, David Mason’s Traffic Jam World Tour, and Jim Norton. With seamless ease, the Salt River Grand Ballroom transforms from a high-end meeting space by day to a riveting concert setting by night. Funnyman Jay Leno, comedian Jim Gaffigan and rock guitarist Joe Satriani have all performed in the venue, captivating audiences from the moment they each stepped onto the stage. Fans of all things entertainment still have a chance to witness some of their favorite live entertainers as the property is scheduled to bring additional iconic greats on-site including worldrenowned band STYX, comic Frank Caliendo, and a returning Joe Satriani. By delivering cutting-edge renovations to the pool at Talking Stick Resort, the facility has solidified itself as a premier outdoor concert venue, as well. The pool area features 12 daybeds, a Stageline Mobile Stage for outdoor concerts and luxury cabanas. Featuring state-of-the-art, flat-screen TVs, each cabana includes plush patio furniture, refrigerators filled with nonalcoholic beverages, ceiling fans and misting systems. With an ability to host up to 4,500 guests in the pool area, the property has taken its poolside
celebrations to new levels. Talking Stick Resort enhanced its annual pool party series this year by partnering with Relentless Beats, an enterprise known for booking the leading Electronic Dance Music (EDM) performers in the Valley of the Sun. EDM superstars and world-class DJs that took over the outdoor stage included Chuckie, Nicky Romero, HELENA, R3HAB and Gareth Emery, just to name a few. But that’s not all… the property also launched its firstever Summer Concert Series this year. Top performers that participated and delivered stellar outdoor performances on the pool stage included the legendary trio ZZ Top, musical november
superstars REO Speedwagon, Arizona hometown heroes Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, British band The Moody Blues, country acts Chris Young and Thompson Square, rock band Whitesnake, Southern rock pioneers Lynyrd Skynyrd and singer-songwriter Peter Frampton. The series is slated to return next summer bigger and better, bringing additional critically acclaimed acts to the outdoor stage. With six restaurants on property, guests have a wide selection of foods to choose from, day and night. The resort’s culinary jewel, Orange Sky, is located on the 15th floor. In addition to winning the hearts of Scottsdale patrons for its flavorful steaks, indigenous vegetables and breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain, the restaurant has received countless praises from national culinary experts. In 2015, the eatery won Wine Spectator’s coveted Award of Excellence for the fifth year in the row. Guests won’t need to leave the casino floor in search for a delicious meal. Located near all the gaming action, the 19-seat Cajun food bar, Ocean Trail, is a seafood connoisseur’s dream. This eatery serves fresh seafood favorites including gumbo, raw oysters and clam chowder. Black Fig Bistro offers the luxury of meals-on-the-go, offering household favorites like pizza, sandwiches and boneless chicken wings. Touting international cuisine, Wandering Horse Buffet allows foodies to sample various entrees and sweets. Favorite dishes include marinated prime rib, honey peppercorn slab bacon, grilled sirloin steaks, king crab legs, lobster claws and an assortment of desserts. Located on the garden level, Blue Coyote Café has a menu that will satisfy any hearty appetite. The eatery promises a casual dining experience and is open 24 hours a day. Just a short distance away, Blue Coyote Cantina is the ideal venue for southwestern-inspired cuisine. Additionally, this restaurant offers nearby views of the pool and features more than 40 tequilas, fresh sangria and delectable Spanish wine. It also offers live entertainment everyday starting at 6 p.m. As the leading entertainment destination in Arizona, Talking Stick Resort has all the amenities needed for a good time. Located within the Talking Stick Cultural & Entertainment Destination district, the property also offers guests opportunities to explore nearby Valley attractions including Talking Stick Golf Club, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Butterfly Wonderland and The Pavilions at Talking Stick – just to name a few. It also is a short distance from Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. Talking Stick Resort / Orange Sky 101 & Indian Bend, Scottsdale www.TalkingStickResort.com 480-850-8606 AZWINE lifestyle . com
Published on Nov 1, 2015
Published on Nov 1, 2015
Talking Stick Resort is the premier entertainment destination in Arizona. Independently owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa I...