It was a big day for Marnell Gaming, owner of the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks. Saturday night was opening night for the Nugget Events Center.

The venue was opened doors at 6 p.m. People flooded the area ready to see the headliners, country superstars Toby Keith and Morgan Evans.The concert started at 7 p.m.

To celebrate the big day a block party was held in Downtown Sparks at 4 p.m. People gathered for food trucks, beverages, and especially the music.

People from all over Northern Nevada and even some out-of-towners were excited for the event and the new venue.

Many people also said this new development may be good for the economy.

"It's going to attract people, it's going to bring people in for tourism. Especially the locals and things like that. So it's a good thing, it's going to bring money to the community and the city," said Michael Hamilton who was attending Saturday night's concert.

The outdoor amphitheater boasts 8,958 seats. In addition to Toby Keith, the venue has booked other high profile acts, including Hank Williams Jr., Lady Antebellum and Chris Young.