Turning Stone names new director of nightlife


The Turning Stone Resort Casino has announced that Las Vegas nightlife and entertainment veteran Benjamin Schwartz has been named its new director of nightlife.

In this position, Schwartz will be responsible for the management of daily operations and entertainment programming for all of the resort’s nightlife venues, including The Gig, Turquoise Tiger, Tin Rooster and LAVA Nightclub.

Schwartz will utilize his experience managing some of the most popular entertainment and nightlife venues in Las Vegas to continue creating new and unique guest experiences at Turning Stone, the resort said in a news release.

Schwartz worked in a variety of positions at several resorts in Las Vegas, including the Bellagio Resort and ARIA Resort & Casino.

He was previously the director of entertainment and nightlife at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, where he oversaw all entertainment programming and nightlife management, including the LEX Nightclub. 

“I have dedicated my career to creating the ultimate guest experience and I’m excited to be at Turning Stone where I know the vision here has always been about providing world-class guest service,” said Schwartz. “There are so many different nightlife venues at Turning Stone, each with their own unique experience, it’s like having the entire Las Vegas strip all under one roof.”

“Opening five years ago, Turning Stone’s Exit 33 was an immediate success and redefined entertainment in Upstate New York forever,” the resort announcement said.

The venues at Exit 33 are:

  • The Gig: a rock and roll themed bar featuring local and regional bands;
  • Tin Rooster: country western themed venue with live country music every weekend and a menu of barbecue favorites;
  • Turquoise Tiger: a 1940s film noir cocktail lounge with signature craft cocktails; and
  • LAVA Nightclub: a unique, multi-level club with seasonal outdoor cabanas.


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