UFC® and Fremont Street Experience Present Free Concert
With Dropkick Murphys on July 10 to Kick-Off
UFC International Fight Week
Fremont Street Experience will feature UFC fighter meet-and-greets, autograph sessions and the Ulti-man 5K
Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas concert series will partner with UFC® in presenting a free concert with multi-platinum recording artists Dropkick Murphys on Friday, July 10, as part of the 4th Annual UFC International Fight Week™. The concert is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage at Fremont Street Experience. Downtown Las Vegas will be getting in on the UFC Fight Week™ action with several UFC events taking place at Fremont Street Experience, including meet-and-greets and autograph signings with UFC fighters on Friday, July 10 and the Ulti-Man 5K with UFC President Dana White on Saturday morning, July 11.
UFC International Fight Week features a UFC Fan Expo, the 2015 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, a UFC Reebok experience, the Ulti-man 5k, UFC Gym® Fitness Challenge and various martial arts tournaments, as well as the Fremont Street Experience. UFC International Fight Week will be capped off with two highly anticipated events in UFC® 189: ALDO vs. MCGREGOR on Saturday, July 11 and The Ultimate Fighter® Finale on Sunday, July 12.
“UFC International Fight Week is the ultimate way for fans to get pumped for the big fight and Fremont Street Experience looks forward to joining UFC fans from around the world in the celebration,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience.
An American-Celtic punk rock band from Quincy, Massachusetts, Dropkick Murphys have released eight albums and sold more than four million records during its 19-year career. With multiple chart-topping singles that have served as backdrops for Academy Award-winning films, World Series Champions and UFC Hall of Fame fighters, the group has developed a longstanding relationship as UFC fan favorites. With signature songs such as “I’m Shipping Up to Boston,” “Tessie,” “Going Out in Style” and “The State of Massachusetts,” the Dropkick’s universal style is befitting of UFC International Fight Week, the largest global celebration of combat sports in the world.
The Dropkick Murphys will perform a free concert during UFC Fight Week for Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series on Friday, July 10 at 9 p.m. at the 3rd Street Stage.
Rock of Vegas Concert Series
Throughout the summer, Fremont Street Experience will provide the ultimate nirvana for rock music fans with an exciting lineup of performances that include: Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket on June 27; UFC Fight Week concert with the Dropkick Murphys on July 10; Theory of a Deadman on July 18; Spin Doctors and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies on Aug. 1; and Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult on Sept. 6. All concerts start at 9 p.m.
UFC® is the premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization and largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in London, Toronto, Singapore and Sao Paulo, UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. UFC programming is broadcast in 134 countries and territories to over 700 million TV households worldwide in 21 different languages. The UFC has a multi-year broadcast agreement with FOX in the U.S., which annually includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network, as well as The Ultimate Fighter® reality television show and thousands of hours of programming on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. In 2014, UFC launched UFC FIGHT PASS™, a digital subscription service with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content. The UFC organization also licenses over 100 UFC GYM® locations, and owns UFC.TV® (offering live event broadcasts and video on-demand around the world), UFC FIT® (an in-home fitness and nutrition program), UFC Magazine, and has a videogame franchise with EA SPORTS, UFC Fight Club®, UFC Fan Expo®, UFC branded apparel, DVDs and Blu-rays and Topps Trading Cards. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter and Instagram: @UFC.
About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. SlotZilla, the world’s most unique zipline attraction, features the 850-foot Zipline and the 1,750-foot Zoomline as people launch from a 12-story slot-machine themed takeoff platform to fly under the Viva Vision canopy. With direct pedestrian access to 8 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.