Here are the first music acts coming to Encore Boston Harbor

Shaquille "DJ Diesel" O'Neal will be one of the first artists to play at Memoire, a nightclub at Encore.

Shaquille O'Neal at The Grand on Thursday, August 2.
Shaquille O'Neal at The Grand on Aug. 2. –Courtesy Big Night Entertainment Group

Encore Boston Harbor will offer a lot more than just gambling to patrons when it opens to the public in Everett on June 23.

Memoire, the casino’s flagship nightlife venue, will debut next month with appearances from the likes of Steve Aoki and DJ Diesel, the stage name of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, during its first week of operation. Memoire is run by Big Night Entertainment Group, the team behind The Grand nightclub in the Seaport, as well as a dozen other Boston-area restaurants and venues.

Memoire’s opening night will feature a set from Dutch DJ R3hab, while Aoki (June 24), Shaq (June 27), Cheat Codes (June 28), VICE (June 29), and Don Diablo (June 30) will all be a part of the opening week performances.


BNEG will also open a restaurant at Encore, Mystique Asian Restaurant & Lounge, which will regularly feature music from BNEG’s in-house DJs.

BNEG owner Ed Kane said that Memoire will offer a similar experience as The Grand, and that Memoire’s “well-curated experience” will provide memorable nights for both casino high rollers and general audiences alike.

“We love high-energy nightlife,” Kane said. “We love to create really spectacular spaces that cater to a VIP client as well as a GA audience. I think that’s kind of our hallmark. We create amazing spaces, we bring in world-class talent, and we make sure you have a perfect time when you’re there.”