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Diana Ross, Kevin Hart among performers coming to Hard Rock Live

By Josh Bootsma

GARY, Ind. (March 4, 2023) – Singer Diana Ross and comedian Kevin Hart are among the many acts that will appear on the Hard Rock Live stage in the coming months.

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana is located at 5400 W 29th Avenue in Gary, Indiana, and will celebrate its two-year anniversary in May. One of the location’s premier offerings is the Hard Rock Live venue, which has drawn a wide variety of acts since its opening, including comedians Trevor Noah and Wanda Sykes, singers Chaka Khan and Clint Black, and performance act RuPaul’s Drag Race — as well as the Gary-grown Jackson family.

Diana Ross

On May 5, legendary singer Diana Ross will take to stage at Hard Rock Live. Starting her success with Motown Records in the 60s as part of the Supremes, Ross would go on to experience decades of success in the areas of music, fashion, stage, film, and television. In 2021, she released a new Grammy-nominated album titled Thank You. In 2022, she headlined the biggest music festival in the world, Glastonbury.

Ross will perform at Hard Rock Live on May 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at

Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart’s popular “Reality Check” tour will make its stop at Hard Rock Northern Indiana on June 10. Emmy and Grammy-nominated Hart started his career in his hometown of Philadelphia, and has since become an accomplished comedian, actor, entrepreneur, and author. In his career, the actor has opened 11 films at number one at the box office.

Kevin Hart will perform at Hard Rock Live on June 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at

Hard Rock Live coming up

Other upcoming Hard Rock Live acts include:

  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band: Trouble is… 25th Anniversary
  • Fantastic Five of 14 Tour (3/25)
  • Snarky Puppy (4/1)
  • Pitbull (4/7)
  • Ginuwine & NEXT (4/8)
  • Maxwell: The Night Tour (4/15)
  • Smokey Robinson (4/28)
  • The Killers (5/11)
  • An Unforgettable Evening of Icons feat. Wayne Newton & Tony Orlando (5/13)
  • Billy Currington (5/19)
  • Kevin James: The Irregardless Tour (6/18)
  • Weezer (7/9)

Tickets for all of the above events can be found at

Free music

Hard Rock Casino also hosts free music at some of its restaurants every Friday and Saturday. To see the full list of musicians and acts coming to Hard Rock through April, view the article below:

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.