BLUE MAN GROUP CROWNS THE WINNER OF THE SECOND ANNUAL BLUE MAN GROUP LAS VEGAS DRUM-OFF
Dave Murray of Las Vegas took home the title and a prize package valued at over $5,000
Blue Man Group has named Dave Murray of Las Vegas the winner of the second annual Blue Man Group Las Vegas Drum-Off. The final round of the competition took place at Downtown Container Park on Saturday, Nov. 11.
During the final round, five finalists performed a live, three-minute drum session in front of a panel of judges made up of Blue Man Band members and special guest judge, Kurt Rasmussen, professional percussionist currently performing in “O” by Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. Murray was ultimately chosen based on his creativity, technical ability, unique style and killer drumming skills.
Audience members at Downtown Container park helped cheer on each finalist throughout the competition. Blue Man Group also made an appearance at the finals with a special performance of Stamping Ground, a never-before-seen piece in Las Vegas.
As the winner of Blue Man Group Las Vegas Drum-Off, Murray received a prize package valued at over $5,000 including prizes from DW Drums, Vic Firth, Sabian, VOX, KORG and Blue Man Group. The Blue Man Group Las Vegas Drum-Off is just the latest in a series of Blue Man Group Drum-Offs throughout the country.
More information regarding the Blue Man Group Las Vegas Drum-Off can be found at www.blueman.com/vegasdrumoff.
ABOUT BLUE MAN GROUP LAS VEGAS
International entertainment phenomenon Blue Man Group has returned to Luxor Hotel and Casino where they first took Las Vegas by storm. The Blue Man Theater has been custom designed for the ideal Blue Man Group experience with audiences closer to the action than ever before.
Blue Man Productions is a global entertainment company best known for the award-winning Blue Man Group show, performed in over 20 countries and seen by more than 35 million people worldwide since 1991. A dynamic combination of art, music, comedy and technology, the show’s euphoric celebration of human connection has universal appeal for a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. The show is continually refreshed with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology. Blue Man Group has permanent theatrical productions in New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Berlin and a World Tour.
This creative collective has become part of the pop culture zeitgeist. Blue Man Group has served as the face of branding campaigns for Intel and TIM/Brasil and appeared countless times on hit shows like “The Tonight Show,” “Arrested Development,” “Ellen,” “Schlag den Raab” (Germany), “WOWOW” (Japan), and “Caldeirão do Huck” (Brasil).
Beyond the stage show, they are Grammy-nominated recording artists, known for their contributions to various film and TV scores and multiple Blue Man Group albums, including their most recent, THREE. Their “Megastar World Tour” rock concert parody played arenas across the globe. The group’s recently published first-ever book, Blue Man World, is a visually stunning anthropological exploration of the curious bald and blue character.
ABOUT DOWNTOWN CONTAINER PARK
Downtown Container Park is a 1.1 acre, open-air shopping center and entertainment venue featuring 39 shops, restaurants, and bars, located in downtown Las Vegas at the intersection of 7th and Fremont Streets. The innovative center, which was built from 43 repurposed shipping containers and 41 locally manufactured Xtreme cubes, is located at 707 Fremont Street. Container Park’s shops range from boutiques offering a variety of apparel, jewelry and accessories to art galleries, home décor and fixtures. The park also includes restaurants with indoor and outdoor seating, and spots for a quick treat including cupcakes, a candy shop, a gourmet popcorn store, and more. The open-air center is also home to an interactive play area which features The Treehouse, a one-of-a-kind, dynamic environment where both children and adults can have fun and be active while exploring their creativity. Special features of the play area include The Treehouse’s 33-foot-tall slide, the NEOS play system, and much more. Container Park also includes a stage for live performances, which take place throughout the day, as well as evening concerts. Container Park’s stores are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Restaurants and bars are open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. For more information about Downtown Container Park, visit www.downtowncontainerpark.com.