Tickets on Sale Now for AFAN’s Famed 27th
Annual Black & White Party
at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Roster of over-the-top weekend activities planned to accompany main social event
Revered as one of Las Vegas’ signature social events, Aid for AIDS of Nevada’s annual Black & White Party returns to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Paradise Beach on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Black & White Party boasts a unique experience of festivities, celebrations and revelry complete with gourmet food, beverage samplings, eye-catching atmospheric entertainment and live stage performances. As the largest non-profit supporting the HIV/AIDS community in Nevada, 100 percent of proceeds from the evening go to support HIV/AIDS services.
“It’s been nearly three decades of incredible Black & White Party memories,” said Earl Shelton, director of development for AFAN. “We’re looking forward to making this year one to remember. It’s an honor to have Hard Rock Hotel as our invaluable host for the second consecutive year and we can’t wait to create another evening for the history books.”
Celebrating its 27th anniversary in 2013, the Black & White Party began as a humble gathering of community members in 1986 to collect canned foods for those living with HIV/AIDS in Nevada. Held at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Paradise Beach, with plush tropical scenery with Caribbean-blue water and sandy beaches, the Black & White Party will feature nearly 20 unique food & beverage vendors, exciting raffle prizes, fashion contests and live entertainment.
“We’re pleased to support AFAN by participating as the host venue for the second year in a row and 10th overall,” said Jody Lake, Chief Operating Officer of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “This year’s expanded activities will make Hard Rock Hotel a great destination all weekend long.”
General admission tickets are on sale for $35 per person; limited VIP tickets are available for $100 per ticket and include early entry to the event at 8 p.m. with first access to tastings and vendors, an exclusive gift bag and distinctive VIP party entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at www.afanlv.org. Black and white attire is required for admission.
Additionally, in celebration of Black & White Weekend, Hard Rock Hotel is offering an exclusive room package with a portion of room rates benefitting AFAN from Friday, Aug. 23 to Monday, Aug. 26. Use code HAFANBW when reserving online or by telephone at 800-343-4346.
For the first time, a roster of official events will surround the main Black & White evening to create an unforgettable weekend. The official kick-off party will be held at Share Nightclub on Friday, Aug. 23 at 10 p.m. No cover for Las Vegas residents; tables are available for $200 and limited cabanas can be purchased for $250 through AFAN’s website with 100 percent of proceeds going to support the organization. During the day on Saturday, Aug. 24, Breathe Pool Lounge at Hard Rock Hotel will host the official pre-party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $5 cover for locals. Following the Black & White Party, the after-party will be held at FreeZone and Piranha Nightclub located in the “Fruit Loop” beginning at 1 a.m. To cap off the weekend, 35 Steaks + Martinis at Hard Rock Hotel will host a delicious brunch for $45 per person beginning at 11 a.m. featuring stuffed French toast and mini chicken & waffles among other dishes.Unlimited mimosas are available for an additional $15 per person.
Presenting sponsors for this year’s Black & White Party include Penn & Teller, Walgreens, Findlay Cadillac and Findlay Honda Henderson. Gold sponsors include Pink Kitty Creative, Vegas Seven, Yelp DJ Axis and QVegas.
Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend any of the weekend events. For more information on AFAN and Black & White Party, visit www.afanlv.org.
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2009 marked AFAN’s 25th anniversary of practicing its unyielding commitment to the community by providing unparalleled health expertise, support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. Over the years, AFAN has created various programs that offer consistent and comprehensive assistance including direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs and community outreach. As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visit www.afanlv.org. Keep up with AFAN events and news on Facebook and Twitter.
About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ’round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.