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Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Announces Fourth of July Weekend Events
Including Concert with Squirrel Nut Zippers

Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino announces a jam-packed weekend full of entertainment and special events for Independence Day weekend 2016, including a special concert with Squirrel Nut Zippers on Saturday, July 2 at Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck, a Downtown Grand Neighborhood Barbecue at The Commissary on Sunday, July 3, Ultra DJs spinning poolside, nightly entertainment and more. All entertainment and events are free and open to the public.

Performing together for the first time in seven years, the Squirrel Nut Zippers head to Downtown Grand as part of a reunion tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band’s successful commercial album Hot. Originally released in the summer of 1996, Hot included the radio hits “Hell” and “Put a Lid on It.”

On Sunday, July 3rd’s activities will feature a Downtown Grand Neighborhood Barbecue on 3rd Street between Stewart and Ogden from noon to 5 p.m. The family-friendly event will include specialty food, bluegrass music, a dunk tank and carnival games. There is no cover to attend the event. There will be a charge for food as well as carnival games, including the dunk tank, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

This year’s Independence Day Weekend festivities at Downtown Grand include:

Thursday, June 30
• 4-7 p.m. – Ultra DJ poolside at Citrus
• 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. – Taboo Summer Nights

Friday, July 1
• 4-7 p.m. – Ultra DJ poolside at Citrus
• 7 p.m. – Live Entertainment
• 9 p.m. – Zowie Bowie

Saturday, July 2
• 12-10 p.m. – Ultra DJ poolside at Citrus
• 10 p.m. – Squirrel Nut Zippers

Sunday, July 3
• 12-5 p.m. – Ultra DJ poolside at Citrus
• 12-5 p.m. – Downtown Grand Neighborhood Barbecue

Monday, July 4
• 12-5 p.m. – Ultra DJ poolside at Citrus

For out of town visitors or locals looking for the perfect “stay-cation” this summer, Downtown Grand is offering The Big Squeeze room package, with rates starting at just $59 per night. Guests who book accommodations at DowntownGrand.com will receive a nightly $50 food and beverage credit to use at Citrus at the Downtown Grand Pool Deck. Credit must be used daily at Citrus and cannot be redeemed for gratuities, cash, room rate or any other charges.

Boasting 35,000 square feet, Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck is a unique urban rooftop pool retreat featuring an infinity pool, private cabanas, full bar, dining, a fire pit, and grass seating area where guests can lounge or enjoy a variety of activities including foosball, corn hole, table tennis and more. Locals and guests can celebrate a special occasion or beat the heat with a private cabana rental, which can be reserved through Concierge Services by calling (702) 719-5170 or via email at concierge@downtowngrand.com.

Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with extended hours during special events and featured programming. Hotel guests and local residents receive free admission. Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck is also available for private special events for up to 1,200 guests. Downtown Grand is located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart. For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to DowntownGrand.com.

ABOUT DOWNTOWN GRAND HOTEL & CASINO
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand is situated on nearly seven acres that encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino and dining amenities. The property features two 18-story and 25-story towers adjoined by a walking bridge elevated over 3rd Street, with 629 guest rooms and suites offering luxury accommodations that set a new standard for sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas.

Downtown Grand’s casino offerings include 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 500 new slot machines, table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Restaurants, bars and entertainment options include Stewart + Ogden, Art Bar, The Commissary, Furnace Bar and The Carson Room. Partnering venues include the award-winning Las Vegas steakhouse Triple George Grill, world famous Hogs & Heifers saloon and Pizza Rock, renowned as one of the best pizza restaurants in the city.

Downtown Grand features a rooftop pool experience with more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment and special event space, an infinity pool, restaurant and bar, semi-private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area.

Downtown Grand has been recognized with a number of prominent accolades including “Best Downtown Hotel” and “Best Hotel Room Value” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, as well as the 2015 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Award. Most recently, Downtown Grand was recognized by Strictly Slots magazine’s “Best of Slots 2015” awards in multiple categories including Best Overall Casino, Best Slot Club and Best Casino for Reel Slots, and was also named Best in Downtown Las Vegas for Hotel, Suites, Staff and Pool by Casino Player magazine’s “Best of Gaming 2015”.

For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to DowntownGrand.com. Find on Facebook or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV.