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Golden Moon Casino plans blues club

2 July 2008

CHOCTAW, Mississippi -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Pearl River Resort announced a deal today to bring the Ground Zero Blues Club to its Golden Moon Hotel and Casino with a planned opening late 2008 or early 2009.

"When people think of Mississippi they think -- birth place of the Blues," said Beasley Denson, Chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. "We are in the process of a rebirth here at Pearl River Resort and partnering with icons the caliber of Ground Zero Blues Club and Morgan Freeman is fundamental to this strategy. Ground Zero will become yet another new entertainment experience -- joining Remo's and Miko, our two new world class restaurants opening this month."

The new club will be the centerpiece of the Golden Moon Hotel and Casino and feature a performing space that will host nationally recognized and local favorites belting out traditional Delta Blues in addition to Texas, Chicago and Rock Blues. The restaurant will serve regional fare like fried or grilled Catfish sandwiches and the club's famous Highway 61 Burger.

"We created the original club in Clarksdale to celebrate and sustain the rich heritage of Delta blues," said Morgan Freeman, Academy Award-winning actor and co-owner of the Ground Zero Blues Club. "With the opening of the Club in Choctaw, MS we are continuing to carry the torch that was lit by Robert Johnson that fateful night at the legendary crossroads."

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