THUNDERBIRD BOUTIQUE HOTEL & LOUNGE HOSTS THE OFFICIAL
“BRING HAPPY BACK” AFTER-PARTY THURS., JAN. 31
#RaiseVibesSaveLives and celebrate life by ‘Bringing Happy Back’ in the Royal Showroom
The Thunderbird Boutique Hotel & Lounge is the place to be following the Bringing Happy Back Experience benefit production at The Smith Center! The official after-party celebrates the evening’s production, which will be livestreamed globally to veterans, military bases, first responders, wellness facilities and more than 300 college campuses, including UNLV.
The after-party features live music by singer/songwriter Ofi and Hector Esparza with special guests. Ofi will debut the new BHB anthem he penned to commemorate the event.
The Bringing Happy Back Experience, founded by entertainment industry veteran Tonya Farrens, helps raise funds and awareness for mental health and suicide prevention programs. Farrens created the organization after losing her father to suicide in 2015. The Bringing Happy Back Experience benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019; 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
No cover. 21 and over, please.
Royal Showroom inside the Thunderbird Boutique Hotel & Lounge
1215 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
About Thunderbird Boutique Hotel & Lounge
A hotel rich in history by name and via the historic Downtown Las Vegas location upon which the current property sits, the Thunderbird Boutique Hotel has been remodeled and reimagined with an old school meets new cool vibe. Strategically located on Las Vegas Boulevard between the world famous Las Vegas Strip and Fremont Street, The Thunderbird Boutique Hotel showcases 100 spacious renovated guest rooms outfitted with rustic wood furnishings, ample free parking, a stylish pool area boasting the private Pool Suite overlooking the pool, and the newly launched Thunderbird Lounge featuring a full service bar and kitchen, as well as bar top gaming open daily. The property also boasts the Royal Showroom, a versatile, expansive, live music and multi-use venue complete with full bar, DJ booth, and a state-of-the-art light and sound system. The Royal Showroom can accommodate up to 300 guests and serves as the perfect spot for holiday parties, small group meetings, wedding receptions, presentations, and more.
The Thunderbird Boutique Hotel is also home to the Royal Wedding Chapel featuring two stylized chapels including the Tree of Love Chapel which was built around a stunning almost 100 year-old tree, and the more intimate Crystal Wedding Chapel.
Kelley Jones Hospitality operates all food and beverage programs across the entire property including the Thunderbird Lounge, the Royal Showroom and the pool. Kelley Jones Hospitality is a national hospitality management, development, and consulting company with offices in Las Vegas and New York City.
About Tonya Farrens Productions
Tonya Farrens, affectionately known as “the bringing happy back gal,” is the founder of Tonya Farrens Productions, a conscious marketing and event production firm and Lux Icery, a gourmet and spiked sno-cone company in Las Vegas.
After relocating to Las Vegas from Southern Oregon in 1995, she discovered her passion – production. She rolled up her sleeves and worked her way into executive roles with Cirque du Soleil, BEST Agency and even toured with best-selling author, Gary Zukav. She is a veteran in the event and entertainment industry and still enjoys every minute of it.
It wasn’t until she lost her father to suicide in 2015 that she realized that production wasn’t just about entertaining; it is also therapeutic. By utilizing art, dance, music and video, she is developing inspiring events to promote mental wellness and create platforms for open dialogue about suicide and the stigma surrounding it.
It is her most cherished work to date.
About The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York and with a public policy office in Washington, D.C., AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. AFSP celebrates 30 years of service to the suicide prevention movement.