Photo Release -- Kellie Pickler and Better Than Ezra Headline L'Auberge Baton Rouge Fall Concert Series

Photo Release -- Kellie Pickler and Better Than Ezra Headline L'Auberge Baton
Rouge Fall Concert Series

Shows Occur Fridays Before LSU Football Home Games; Lineup Includes Chris
Cagle, Cowboy Mouth, Morris Day & The Time and More

BATON ROUGE, La., July 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- L'Auberge Casino & Hotel
Baton Rouge announces its inaugural Fall Concert Series.All performances take
place on the Friday prior to an LSU football home game; Cowboy Mouth performs
after the LSU vs. University of Arkansas game on Friday, November 29.
Headliners for the series include "American Idol" alumna and "Dancing with the
Stars" winner Kellie Pickler, rock band Better Than Ezra, and country star
Chris Cagle. Full lineup below; must be 21 to attend all shows.

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Kellie Pickler
 Country superstar Kellie
 Pickler will perform at
 The Lawn at L'Auberge
 Baton Rouge on November
 22, the day before the LSU
 vs Texas A & M University
 match-up.

Chris Cagle
 Country favorite Chris Cagle will
 entertain crowds at the L'Auberge Baton
 Rouge Event Center On Friday, September
 20.

Better Than Ezra
 New Orleans based band Better
 Than Ezra returns to The Lawn
 at L'Auberge Baton Rouge on
 Friday, October 11 to perform
 the day before the LSU vs
 University of Florida football
 game.

BATN Hotel
 L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge is
 ideally located just seven miles from
 LSU for football fans seeking
 full-service accommodations,
 entertainment and memorable dining
 experiences.

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ENTERTAINER        SHOW         TIME        LOCATION     TICKET    TICKETS ON
                   DATE                                  PRICE     SALE
                                Doors open
                                at 7:30
Morris Day and The Friday,      p.m.;       Event Center $20       Friday,
Time               September 6  Show begins                        July 26
                                at 8:30
                                p.m.
                                Doors open
                                at 7:30
ICE, A Tribute To  Friday,      p.m.;       Event Center $15       Friday,
Michael Jackson    September 13 Show begins                        July 26
                                at 8:30
                                p.m.
                                Doors open
                                at 7:30
Chris Cagle        Friday,      p.m.;       Event Center $30       Friday,
                   September 20 Show begins                        August 9
                                at 8:30
                                p.m.
                                Doors open
Better Than Ezra   Friday,      at 7 p.m.;                         Friday,
and Sister Hazel   October 11   Show begins The Lawn     $25       August 30
                                at 8:30
                                p.m.
                                Show begins
Werewolf           Friday,      at 9:30     Edge         No charge N/A
                   October 25   p.m.
                                
                                Doors open
Kellie Pickler and Friday,      at 7 p.m.;                         Friday,
Robert Earl Keen   November 22  Show begins The Lawn     $50       October 11
                                at 8:30
                                p.m.
                                Doors open
Cowboy Mouth       Friday,      at 8 p.m.;  Event Center $15       Friday,
                   November 29  Show begins                        October 18
                                at 9 p.m.

North Carolina native Kellie Pickler first came to the national stage in 2005
when she competed on "American Idol." Since finishing sixth on the show, she
has released three records with hits such as "Red High Heels," "Don't You Know
You're Beautiful," "Best Days of Your Life" and "Tough." Pickler recently won
the sixteenth season of "Dancing with the Stars" with partner Derek Hough. She
will perform on The Lawn at L'Auberge Baton Rouge Friday, October 11. Texas
A&M alumnus Robert Earl Keen opens for Pickler the day before the LSU vs.
Texas A&M University game.

New Orleans-based rock band Better Than Ezra returns to The Lawn at L'Auberge
Baton Rouge Friday, October 11. Since the band's inception in Baton Rouge in
1988, they have sold out venues across the country and produced hits such as
"Good," "Desperately Wanting," and "King of New Orleans." The band is
currently writing music for their eighth album. Sister Hazel, alternative rock
back from Gainesville, Florida, opens for Better Than Ezra the day before the
LSU vs. University of Florida game.

For more information on upcoming concerts visit us at www.mylauberge.com, log
on to Facebook at www.facebook.com/laubergebatonrouge or find us on Twitter
@LAubergeBR.

Tickets can be purchased in person at Sundries, a retail store located in
L'Auberge Baton Rouge, or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets can also
be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Guests must be 21 years
of age and present a valid photo ID. Both concerts on The Lawn will go on rain
or shine.

L'Auberge Baton Rouge features a 1,400-seat Event Center and an outdoor
festival ground named, "The Lawn," which hosts up to 2,500 people. In addition
to the L'Auberge Event Center and The Lawn, L'Auberge Baton Rouge is also home
to Edge, a hip and sexy music bar perfect for a more intimate night of music.

About L'Auberge Baton Rouge

L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge is a $368-million premier southern
facility located on 575 acres of land in Baton Rouge, La., off Nicholson Drive
in East Baton Rouge Parish. L'Auberge captures the feel of a Southern river
lodge and embraces Louisiana's rich cultural history, food, music and 'laissez
les bon temps rouler' way of life. L'Auberge includes an expansive
single-level, 74,000 square foot casino; nearly 1,500 slot machines; 50 table
games, including a poker room; a 12-story hotel with 205 guest rooms, unique
rooftop pool and state-of the-art fitness center overlooking the Mississippi
River; four dining outlets; a unique casino nightclub with breathtaking views
of the river; and 2,400 total parking spaces, including 800 in a covered
parking garage.

About Pinnacle Entertainment

Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:PNK) owns and operates seven casinos,
located in Louisiana, Missouri, and Indiana, and a racetrack in Ohio. In
addition, Pinnacle is redeveloping River Downs in Cincinnati, Ohio into a
gaming entertainment facility, owns a minority interest in Asian Coast
Development (Canada) Ltd., an international development and real estate
company currently developing Vietnam's first large-scale integrated resort on
the Ho Tram Strip, and holds a majority interest in the racing license owner,
as well as a management contract, for Retama Park Racetrack outside of San
Antonio, Texas.

On December 20, 2012, Pinnacle agreed to acquire Ameristar Casinos, Inc. in an
all cash transaction valued at $26.50 per Ameristar share or total
consideration of $2.8 billion including assumed debt. Ameristar owns and
operates casino facilities in St. Charles near St. Louis, Mo.; Kansas City,
Mo.; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Black Hawk, Colo.; Vicksburg, Miss.; East Chicago,
Ind.; and the Jackpot properties in Jackpot, Nev.

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         Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.
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