Fellow Performers Remember Country And Southern Rock Legend Charlie Daniels, Who Died Today At 83

Fellow Performers Remember Country And Southern Rock Legend Charlie Daniels, Who Died Today At 83

Photo by Erick Anderson

Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry member and southern rock legend Charlie Daniels passed away this morning, Monday, July 6th at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tennessee. Doctors determined the cause of death was a hemorrhagic stroke. Daniels was 83.

Charlie Daniels was a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his contributions to Southern rock and bluegrass in addition to country. From his Dove Award-winning gospel albums to his genre-defining southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. An outspoken patriot, beloved mentor, and a true road warrior, Daniels parlayed his passion for music into a multi-platinum career and a spotlight supporting the military, underprivileged children, and others in need. The Charlie Daniels Band has long populated radio with memorable hits such as the signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

Over the course of his career, Daniels received numerous accolades, including becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, inductions into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. Daniels helped to shine the spotlight on the many causes that are close to his heart. He was a staunch supporter of the military and gave his time and talent to numerous charitable organizations including The Journey Home Project, which he founded in 2014 with his long-time manager, David Corlew, to help veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

Fellow artists mourn the loss of their friend and share fond memories that have left them forever inspired by Charlie Daniels.

“I will truly miss my friend and fellow Country Music Hall Of Fame member, Charlie Daniels. He was one of the most honest and genuinely nice people in the business. I will miss our talks. We shared lots of memories and supported each other. My prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues.”Charley Pride

“All of The Oak Ridge Boys are saddened and devastated by this sudden and immeasurable loss. Charlie was not only a dear friend but a Patriot who loved Jesus and loved the USA. It is all so very hard to process right now…We will miss Charlie, but we know where he is… The Everlasting Arms of HIS and OUR Savior hold him now…Until The Day Charlie…Until the DAY…prayers for Hazel.”Joe Bonsall of The Oak Ridge Boys

“One of the best friends, not only a peer, but a true friend. He was one of the most spiritual men. When we got together for a show in Oklahoma, we performed ‘Will The Circle be Unbroken.’ I never will forget that night.”Sam Moore

“What a loss and a shock – we can hardly put this in words. Charlie was such a beloved part of our community! He was a great friend and a fellow patriot. I will always cherish the countless shows we worked together over the decades and our backstage talks. He leaves an immeasurable mark on country and southern rock music. Charlie was a great leader and philanthropist, incredibly humble and one of the biggest supporters of our armed forces and veterans. I loved standing in the wings when he took the stage – he was powerful and magical – he left other artists in awe and every audience on their feet!  We love you Charlie and will forever cherish our friendship.”Lee and Kim Greenwood

“I am very saddened to hear of Charlie Daniels’ passing. I have known and loved Charlie since our early days when he appeared on one of my television specials and l played his Volunteer Jams. Charlie was a strong man who loved his family, fans and country. The music community and the world have lost an old friend.”Crystal Gayle

“Charlie Daniels has been a friend of mine for the last 40 or 50 years. He is one of the greatest artists in country music and an all around wonderful man. We will miss you Charlie.”B.J. Thomas

“I recall a show I played in West Texas with Charlie, what a great talent and personality he was, and so respected in the music world.  He and his memory are cherished and loved by all.”Janie Fricke 

“It was an honor to know Charlie. He was a Godly, family man and the U.S.A. didn’t have a better friend. He always had an encouraging word and a firm handshake. Sheila and I pray for Miss Hazel, the family, the band and his entire organization. Rest in peace ol’ pal!”T. Graham Brown

“I am absolutely stunned and heart broken over the loss of our legendary friend, the great Charlie Daniels! You could not find a finer or kinder man! His giant talent paled in comparison to the phenomenal human being that he was! He was passionate and honest about what he believed in and unapologetically spoke his truth.There is a reason he was so loved by all who knew him and such an Icon in Country Music!!! He cut a wide path in our hearts! We love you Charlie! My prayers are with his family at this time of deep loss. Rest In Peace Charlie.”Deborah Allen

“My heart goes out to Hazel, Charlie Jr. and their family.  I always loved Charlie, and his music.  He was the real deal and one of the great ones.”Lacy J. Dalton

“I’m hurt. Charlie was one of the nicest guys in country music. He was always there to help anyone and he will be missed by all.” Johnny Lee

“I’m deeply saddened by the passing of Charlie Daniels, a true Country Music Legend. ‘The Devil Went Down To Georgia’ will live on as one of the most quintessential Southern Rock songs in history. My thoughts and prayers are with Charlie and his family. Rest in peace Charlie and God bless you.“Deana Martin

“What a huge loss not only in the music industry, but in the world. Charlie was simply one of the kindest, most loving patriotic friends I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. He loved his friends and country so deeply. I was honored and blessed to perform on his infamous Volunteer Jam. My heart is broken today and I send my prayers of comfort up for his precious family.”Kelly Lang

“It’s hard to imagine country music without Charlie Daniels and the world will never be the same. Thankfully he left a legacy like no other that we can reflect on. You are loved and you will be missed!”Shane Owens

“Charlie Daniels was a music icon, yet every time I played piano for Charlie he made me feel like I was part of the Charlie Daniels’ family.   He loved our country and devoted much of his time to encouraging and performing

for our men and women in uniform.  When my son Torre was in the Army, and he was about to ship out for his first tour in Iraq, Charlie met with Torre before he left, and he prayed with him.  You have no idea what that meant to me.  The devil can stay down in Georgia for all I care, because Charlie Daniels is heaven bound!”  – Tim Atwood

“Rest in Peace to Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels.  He was one of the true icons in country music and will forever be remembered. Charlie Daniels was a True American.  Country Music has lost one of its finest ambassadors today. Prayers to the family of Charlie Daniels.”J.D. Shelburne

“It truly breaks my heart to hear of the passing of Mr. Charlie Daniels. As a fellow NC native, he was included in the soundtrack of nearly every road trip, bonfire night, and any other occasion! He was an extraordinary musician and such a joy to watch onstage – his spirit for music and performing was truly incredible! His family are in my thoughts and prayers during this hard time. He will truly be missed by fans all around!” Paige King Johnson

“When I was a kid at boarding school listening to my roommate’s Charlie Daniels albums, I had never been exposed to country music, and I didn’t know what I was hearing, I just knew that it grabbed me.  So I transported the feel of it to my rudimentary songwriting on the grand piano in the common room of that dorm, and it has stayed with me ever since.  Classic songwriting and musical authenticity can reach across a culture like nothing else.  Thanks to Charlie for waking a powerful spirit, all over the world.”Carrington MacDuffie

“A pioneer that stood for so many great things outside of music, a true patriot. He taught us all what a fiddle truly was while never being afraid to voice his opinion. He’s going to be deeply missed but his legacy will no doubt live on. Prayers and thoughts are with his family, friends and fans.”Vonn Kiss

Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

 

All In Aviation Expands Staff and Fleet Following Launch of HND Location

All In Aviation Expands Staff and Fleet Following Launch of HND Location
New Aviation Facility at HND Hires Six in First 30 Days, Acquires Four New Aircraft

Since launching its full-service aviation complex at Henderson Executive Airport (HND), All In Aviation announces the hiring of six new team members and the upcoming expansion of its fleet within the first 30 days of opening.

Lone Mountain Aviation and All In Aviation have opened the doors to their jointly operated aviation facility at Henderson Executive Airport.

Expanding its flight school operations, All In Aviation has brought on board Broderick Orr, its newest full-time flight instructor, bringing the team to five full-time and two part time instructors led by Director of Flight Operations, Carl May.

Enhancing its concierge service, the company has hired Fletcher Moulton as its first-ever Line Technician, responsible for aircraft valet and janitorial, fuel maintenance and customer service, as well as Ryan Celestino, a Line Tech Intern who will serve as an entry-level assistant. Additionally, All In Aviation has hired three part-time team members to handle retail service for its pilot shop.

This fall, All In Aviation will take delivery of four new aircraft, which will allow the company to expand its training services and meet the steady increase in enrollment of new student pilots. The all-new 2020 Cirrus Aircraft will include two SR22 turbos, an SR22 G6 and an SR20. All In Aviation’s exclusively Cirrus fleet currently includes a 2018 SF50 Vision Jet, 2019 SR20 G6, 2018 SR20 G6, 2015 SR22G5, 2012 SR22 G3, 2008 Cirrus SR22, and two 2016 SR22 G5’s. For more information on All In Aviation’s fleet, visit: https://www.allinaviation.com/our-fleet.html

“Since opening the HND facility, we’ve continued to expand operations to meet new demand,” said Paul Sallach, founder of All In Aviation. “We’ve experienced an influx of new flight training students, as well as an increase in aircraft rental by private pilots,” he continued. “We’re working to accommodate this growth by expanding our instructor team and adding line technicians so our instructors can focus on training, as well as enlarging our fleet.”

In partnership with aircraft maintenance provider Lone Mountain Aviation, All In Aviation recently opened the first purpose-built, multi-use aviation complex of its kind at HND to serve the growing needs of the general aviation community in the south valley. Located on Jet Stream Drive directly across from the new Raiders headquarters, the complex features 9,000 square feet of office space, a premier retail shop for pilots, five training rooms, a full-size ground school classroom, a customer lounge, an avionics workshop, a parts department, and an 18-person conference room overlooking the complex’s 22,000 square-foot maintenance hangar. For aircraft storage, the complex features 25 hangars including 16 “T” hangars for small personal aircraft and 9 box hangars for mid-size business jets, all of which are 100% leased and occupied.

All In Aviation is also looking forward to debuting a 3-day ground school program, which is currently in development to attract pilots from all over the country.

About All In Aviation:
The only Cirrus Aircraft training partner in Southern Nevada, All In Aviation is a full-service aviation company offering flight training, pilot certifications, and aircraft rental, sales, management & storage. Dedicated to growing and developing more pilots, All In Aviation is a trusted partner for aviation training, from a student’s very first flight through some of the most advanced pilot certifications. With an emphasis on quality customer care, All In Aviation’s flight instruction is led by highly experienced and professional certified flight instructors.

As a Cirrus Platinum Training Center, All In Aviation’s fleet includes some of the safest and most sophisticated aircraft on the market. The best-selling aircraft in the world, Cirrus airplanes are equipped with glass panels, air conditioning, and whole airframe parachute systems.

For additional information call 702-ALL-IN22 (702-255-4622) or visit https://www.allinaviation.com/. Follow All In Aviation on social media at Facebook: @AllInAviation or Instagram at: @AllInAviation.

About Lone Mountain Aviation:
Established in 1982, Lone Mountain Aviation is the largest general aviation FAA Part 145 Certified Repair Station in Nevada, servicing top aircraft manufacturers including Cirrus, Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft, Mooney, TBM, Pilatus, and Pratt & Whitney. Lone Mountain is dedicated to providing the highest quality aircraft maintenance and repair available to the general aviation community. With technicians uniquely suited to maintaining, repairing and modifying the most technically advanced aircraft flown today, Lone Mountain’s approach to customer service is to keep pilots flying by maintaining budget, reducing down time, and delivering a safe, reliable and quality product. Visit http://lonemountainaviation.com/ for more information, and follow on Facebook at @LoneMountainAviation.

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Opens Summer Traveling Exhibit, In the Dark

Las Vegas Natural History Museum Opens Summer Traveling Exhibit, In the Dark

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum (LVNHM), located at 900 Las Vegas Boulevard in the downtown Las Vegas cultural corridor, announces the opening of a new traveling exhibit, In the Dark.

Darkness beckons exploration and represents the unknown, but it’s also a natural evolutionary pressure that caused plants and animals to adapt. This exhibit invites visitors to discover the dark, often unseen, ecosystems of the world like caves, the deep sea, the forest at night, and underneath the ground. Guests explore these mysteries via electronic, mechanical and computer interactives, immersive dioramas, and lifelike models.

“In the heat of the summer, this is the perfect exhibit to immerse our guests into the dark, cool places of the world while showcasing the amazing adaptations of the plants and animals who live there,” said Marilyn Gillespie, Executive Director of the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

In the Dark is included with Museum Admission or Membership.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum reopened on June 1st with new protocols for guests to safely and comfortably experience exhibits and educational programming, following CDC guidelines.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum began in 1989 with a small group of citizens who knew the community would benefit from the educational resources it could provide. After very humble beginnings, this private non-profit museum is now a Smithsonian Affiliate, accredited with the American Alliance of Museums, and is a federal and state repository for fossils and artifacts. From the desert to the ocean, from Nevada to Africa, from prehistoric times to the present, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum takes visitors of all ages on a learning adventure around the world.

Please visit www.lvnhm.org, follow on Facebook at Las Vegas Natural History Museum; and @LVHNMuseum on Twitter and Instagram. For additional information, please call (702) 384-3466

Hearts Alive Village Pet Food Pantry

HEARTS ALIVE VILLAGE ANIMAL RESCUE
PROVIDES PET FOOD TO THE COMMUNITY

Hearts Alive Village Animal Rescue has expanded their Kendall’s Kupboard food pantry to become the Pet Food Disaster Distribution Center for the State of Nevada, thanks to food donations from GreaterGood.org and a grant for space and equipment from the Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation.

With the Las Vegas unemployment rate surpassing 33% and Nevada’s unemployment rate above 28%, many pet owners are finding it difficult to feed their pets, leading many to consider surrendering their beloved pet to the shelter. In an effort to keep pets in their original homes, Hearts Alive Village Animal Rescue provides pet food to families in Nevada struggling to feed their animals. Since its expansion, Kendall’s Kupboard has gone from feeding 200-300 pets a month, to over 915 households including 1,894 dogs and 1,021 cats.

 

In addition, the pet food bank is supplying food to fellow rescue and welfare organizations throughout the state including Path 4 Paws, Street Dogz, Southern Nevada Animal Rescue League, Vegas Pet Rescue Project, Project 4 Humanity, A Home 4 Spot, and Wend Rover Pet Connection. This equates to over 17,000 lbs. of food distributed to individuals and organizations.

 

This local distribution of pet food is part of a multi-million-dollar nationwide donation effort that GreaterGood.org is executing to help the pet communities across the U.S. impacted most by the coronavirus outbreak. “The COVID-19 pandemic is creating an unprecedented animal sheltering crisis, while also affecting pet parents,” said Liz Baker, CEO for GreaterGood.org. “It is our duty to step in and offer assistance on a national level by creating a network of relief distribution centers with our local animal shelter partners while also supporting them.”

Thanks to a grant from the Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation, in early May, Hearts Alive Village signed a 12-month lease on a warehouse to house and distribute the pet food.

 

“No pet owner should ever have to make the decision between feeding themselves and feeding their pets,” said Christy Stevens, Executive Director of Hearts Alive Village. “This distribution center allows us to be a resource for the community, ensuring that no pet is ever surrendered due to a lack of food.”

 

Individuals can enroll to receive pet food through the program at https://www.heartsalivevillage.org/kendalls-kupboard/. An appointment will be scheduled and “drive thru” distribution will protect staff, volunteers, and recipients. The website will also include information for those Individuals and businesses that would like to support the program with a food or monetary donation.

About Hearts Alive Village
Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas (HAVLV) is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to secure loving and stable homes for dogs and cats at risk of being lost in the shelter system. The multidimensional organization provides a variety of programs including; Kendall’s Kupboard a pet food pantry, Charlie Mike a program that matches veterans with support animals, and provides access to resources like training, financial assistance for veterinary costs and more, Foster & Adoption Program where strays, animals acquired from shelters, and owner surrenders are placed in foster homes until forever homes are secured, Humane Education to youth groups throughout the valley teaching responsible pet ownership, safety, and empathy, and Pet Supplies offers new and gently used pet items such as toys, beds and more. HAVLV’s headquarters is located at Hearts Alive Village Adoption Center and Pet Supplies, 1750 South Rainbow Unit #4  Las Vegas, NV.

 

About The Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation
The Dave & Cheryl Duffield Foundation is a private charitable foundation based in Incline Village, Nevada. The Duffields are the founders of Maddie’s Fund, a leading animal welfare foundation dedicated to revolutionizing the status and well-being of companion animals. The Duffields are long-time benefactors of companion animal causes, education initiatives, and veterans programs. They thoughtfully honor the spirit of their dog Maddie in their philanthropy pursuits to thank her for her love and companionship.

About GreaterGood.org
GreaterGood.org is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that works to improve the health and well-being of people, pets, and the planet. Over the last 12 years, GreaterGood.org has given over $250 million in cash and in-kind grants to over 3,000 charitable partners worldwide. To learn more, visit GreaterGood.org or follow us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

 

For more information, to make a donation, adopt a pet, or volunteer, please call 702-885-4309, visit HeartsAliveVillage.org or follow on Instagram @heartsaliveanimalrescue and Facebook at Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas.

 

Treasure Island Announces Additional Venue Reopening, Drink Specials Ahead of Independence Day Weekend

Treasure Island Announces Additional Venue Reopening, 
Drink Specials Ahead of Independence Day Weekend

Treasure Island announces the reopening of Golden Circle Sports Bar, which will welcome guests this Saturday, July 4. Additionally, Gilley’s Dance Hall, Saloon & Bar-B-Que, Seafood Shack and Golden Circle Sports Bar will offer drink specials for the Independence Day weekend.

Golden Circle Sports Bar
Golden Circle Sports Bar will operate Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 8 p.m. Drink specials will be available until 6 p.m. and include:

$8 Draft Beer – Bud Light, Budweiser, Shock Top Belgian White, Four Peaks Kilt Lifter, Michelob Ultra, Dos Equis, Heineken
$10 You-Call-It Cocktails – Absolut Vodka, Absolute Grapefruit Vodka, Bulldog London Dry Gin, Malibu Coconut Rum & Flavors, Jameson Irish Whiskey

$12 Golden Margarita – Avion Tequila & Patron Cintronge
$12 Mules – Absolut Vodka, Absolut Grapefruit Vodka, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Avion Tequila or Bulldog London Dry Gin and Ginger Beer
5 for $30 Beer Buckets – Bud Light, Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, Shock Top Belgian White and Four Peaks Hop Knot IPA
4 for $30 Beer Buckets – Heineken, Heineken Light, Samuel Adams, Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Truly Hard Seltzer
$18 Domestic Beer Pitcher – Budweiser, Michelob Ultra, Shock Top Belgian White, Four Peaks Kilt Lifter
$20 Craft Beer Pitcher – Heineken, Dos Equis, Samuel Adams ’76, Angry Orchard Hard Cider

Seafood Shack
Seafood Shack will operate Thursday through Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m., and its adjoining Mojito Bar will operate on the same days from 4 to 11 p.m. Happy hour appetizers are available daily from 4 to 6 p.m. Specials include:

$8 Draft Beer – Alaskan Amber Ale, Alaskan Icy Bay, Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Four Peaks Kilt Lifter, Dos Equis

$10 Mojitos – House Muddled or Mermaid Mojito featuring Malibu Coconut Rum and Flavors
$10 You-Call-It Cocktails – Absolut Vodka, Absolut Grapefruit Vodka and Bulldog London Dry Gin
$12 Margaritas – House muddled with your choice of strawberry, pineapple, raspberry or mango with Avion Tequila
5 for $30 Beer Buckets – Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Shock Top Belgian White & Four Peaks Kilt Lifter
4 for $30 Beer Buckets – Sam Adams, Heineken, Heineken Light, Truly Hard Seltzer

Gilley’s Dance Hall, Saloon & Bar-B-Que
Gilley’s Bar-B-Que opened its doors July 2 and will operate Thursday through Sunday from 4 to 11 p.m. with a limited menu and its adjoining Saloon will remain open on Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Gilley’s Dance Hall remains closed until further notice. Drink specials will be available until 10 p.m. and include:

$8 Shots – Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon, Sauza Blue Tequila, Cruz Aged Light Rum and Flavors
$8 Draft Beer – Bud Light, Shock Top, Kilt Lifter, Angry Orchard, Apple Cider, Alaskan Amber, Alaskan Icy Bay, Modelo Especial, Pacifico, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Samuel Adams Seasonal
$10 You-Call-It Cocktails – Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon, Sauza Blue Tequila, Cruz Aged Light Rum and Deep Eddy Vodka

$12 Mules – Deep Eddy Vodka or Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon with Ginger Beer
5 for $30 Beer Buckets – Bud Light, Budweiser, Four Peaks Hop Knot IPA, Shock Top, Michelob Ultra
4 for $30 Beer Buckets – Corona, Corona Premier, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Truly Hard Seltzer and Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea

Treasure Island officially reopened on June 4, 2020 following its temporary closure amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Since reopening, TI has put forth policies and procedures that ensure employees and guests remain as safe as possible. Details about health and safety policies may be accessed at treasureisland.com/COVID-19.

 

About Treasure Island
Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip is a privately owned hotel and casino and stands alone as the only major Strip property to claim that unique market position. Boasting nearly 3,000 guest rooms, Treasure Island is a world-class destination for headline entertainment. Home to Mystère, the classic Cirque du Soleil performance combines the powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery that has become the company’s hallmark. Upscale and casual dining choices, hip nightspots and indulgent spa and shopping experiences further complement the one-of-a-kind Treasure Island guest experience. For information visit www.treasureisland.comhttps://www.facebook.com/TIvegas or follow the property on Twitter @TIVegas.

 

Bikini Bay Celebrates #NationalBikiniDay with Special Offer

 

Bikini Bay Celebrates the Invention of the Two-Piece Swimsuit

Dive Into National Bikini Day on July 5 with a Buy One, Get One Free Deal

July 5 marks the anniversary of the invention of the two-piece swimsuit and is recognized as National Bikini Day. To celebrate this joyous occasion, Bikini Bay at Miracle Mile Shops is featuring a Buy One, Get One Free offer on select suits.

 

“The invention of the two-piece swimsuit is certainly something to celebrate,” says Rebekka Starr, co-owner of Bikini Bay. “Summers in Las Vegas call for a variety of swimwear for every occasion. Luckily, we have hundreds of stylish suits to choose from.”

 

Whether lounging poolside with friends or enjoying water activities with the family, Bikini Bay understands that every body is unique and offers mix & match pieces and different styles for the hottest swimwear looks for women, men and children.

 

From halters and strapless styles with adjustable straps and supportive tops available in various cup sizes to bottoms with side ties, low-rise, and high-cut options, there’s a style for everyone. For those who want to keep a little mystery, full coverage, skirts, and shorts add to the appeal. With tummy control, tankinis, and one-piece styles, shoppers can feel confident and comfortable at the beach or pool wearing a swimsuit from Bikini Bay. Sizes range from petite to plus with many chic styles to choose from. Men can show off their colorful trunks and shorts in different lengths and patterns. Bikini Bay also carries swimwear for kids in sizes 2T-5T and 6-12 as well as a section for teens. Water shoes, cover-ups, hats and scarves add comfort and complete any look.

 

To celebrate Independence Day weekend, guests will receive a complimentary sarong with any purchase of $50 or more from Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5. While supplies last.

 

In addition to this special offer, shoppers can enjoy select two-piece suits for $29.99, designer suits start at $25 and mix & match suits are available for $49.99. Select cover-ups and rompers start at $5 with other styles priced at 50% off. For the guys, men’s swim trunks are available at 50% off.

 

Bikini Bay is located inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino with complimentary parking. For more info, visit www.bikini-bay.com.

 

About Bikini Bay

With sizzling styles that feature designer suits, mix & match, support, enhancement, one-piece, and full coverage in petite to plus sizes, there is a suit for every body. Women’s, men’s and children’s styles, accessories, product knowledge, and customer service enhance the shopping experience so that every guest feels good about buying and wearing a swimsuit. Highly trained sales associates with extensive knowledge in fit and product selection are ready to assist in choosing the perfect swimsuit for the most flattering silhouette. Bikini Bay is located on the famed Las Vegas Strip inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino with complimentary parking. For more info, visit www.bikini-bay.com or call (702) 699-5597.

Rail Explorers Celebrates Fourth Of July With Family-Friendly Event

 

Evening Tours at Rail Explorers in Boulder City, Nevada.
(Photo Courtesy of Rail Explorers)

RAIL EXPLORERS CELEBRATES FOURTH OF JULY WITH
FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT

 

WHAT:
Light up the rails this Fourth of July with Rail Explorers, the all-ages, outdoor-adventure attraction featuring pedal-powered rail bikes. Enjoy a family-friendly, fun and unique event with a ride under the stars with glow sticks, a champagne toast, and ice-cold beer (for guests 21 and over).

Plus, guests are encouraged to illuminate their adventure and come wearing light-up shirts, headbands, shoes, bracelets and rings. Plus, a special prize will be given to the party who lights up the night the best. Guests will begin the evening on the Rail Explorers platform, then ride the rails under the stars. Nevada State Railroad Museum’s historic train will then take guests back to the train station. Book online today at www.railexplorers.net.

WHEN:
Saturday, July 4
10:00 p.m.

COST:
A tandem rail bike for two starts at $85.
A quad rail bike for four guests starts at $150.

Health and Safety Notes: Rail Explorers requires that all guests on premises adhere to social distancing protocols to protect guests and employees from COVID-19. Guests will need to wear facial masks when in public areas and must remain six feet apart. Rail Explorers will additionally request that each guest answer health safety screening questions upon entrance and will be scanned for temperature readings using a contactless thermometer. Rail bikes are thoroughly disinfected and cleaned between tours. Hand sanitizing stations are available to guests and are located throughout the facility. For more information on Rail Explorers Social Distancing protocol, click here.

ABOUT:
Located in historic Boulder City, Nevada—just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip en route to Hoover Dam—Rail Explorers offers exhilarating, guided excursions in two- or four-seat rail bikes along the same tracks used during construction of the dam.
Rail Explorers Las Vegas tours include three memorable options, including the Southwest Ramble, a four-mile downhill pedal-powered daytime ride; the Sunset Tour, a picturesque downhill ride in the evening as the sun sets behind the River Mountains; and the Evening Lantern Ride, a one-of-a-kind experience illuminated by the glow from the moon and stars. All rides start at the Nevada State Railroad Museum and continue downhill to Railroad Pass. Each tour also includes a nostalgic ride back to the top of the hill in one of the museum’s historic trains, along with free museum entry. Knowledgeable guides lead every Rail Explorers tour, ensuring guests enjoy not only the majestic desert scenery, but also learn fascinating insights along the way. Rail bikes provide a truly distinctive way to explore this extraordinarily scenic and historic area.

Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities Offers $2 off Lyft Rides for July 4

 

Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities Implements Independence Day Activation to Combat Impaired Roadway Fatalities in Nevada  

Following 49 fatalities on Nevada’s roadways during the statewide shutdown, the coalition is working to eliminate impaired driving fatalities over the major consumption holiday 

 

The Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities is offering $2 off one Lyft ride over the Fourth of July to promote responsible rideshare options to new and existing users partaking in holiday celebrations around town, while supplies last. Impaired fatalities make up 46.9 percent of Nevada’s total roadway deaths, with 442 of those fatalities occurring in Clark County between 2014-2018. Following a significant increase in DUI arrests in April, Distill – a local bar and Zappos’ joint sponsorship reaffirms the coalition’s ongoing commitment to eliminate impaired driving fatalities on Nevada’s roadways during major consumption dates.

 

“Distill – a local bar is proud to sponsor the Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities to help further the collective partners’ mission to eliminate impaired driving fatalities on Nevada’s roads,” said Distill – a local bar Marketing Manager Amy Vandermark “As Las Vegas reopens, we can continue to work together to continue the conversation as a community to educate on responsible driving behaviors, celebrate responsibly, prevent impaired driving crashes and ultimately save lives.”

This Fourth of July, new and existing Lyft users can use code LVCZFJULY4 for $2 off one ride from 12 a.m. Saturday, July 4 through 12 p.m. Sunday, July 5.

“This year 99 fatalities have occurred on Nevada’s roadways, 49 of those in March – May, a time when we should have been staying home for Nevada,” said Zero Fatalities representative Andrew Bennett. “This Independence Day, we encourage everyone to make the choice to drive sober and encourage their peers to make that same decision. By working together with Dignity Health, Lyft and our partners, the Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities is one step closer to the goal of Zero Fatalities on Nevada’s roadways.”

 

To join the movement or to find out more information, please email zerofatalities@kirvindoak.com.

 

About Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities

Launched in 2018, the Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities’ year-long campaign is dedicated to eliminating impaired driving fatalities by increasing the visibility and accessibility of smart ride alternatives, including Lyft and public transit. Comprised of community leaders, members include  the City of Las Vegas, DTP Companies, Downtown Summerlin, Fremont Street Experience, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Las Vegas Monorail, Nevada Highway Patrol, PT’s Taverns, Topgolf Las Vegas, Zero Fatalities, Las Vegas Weekly, Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican, Terrible Herbst, Entercom, Distill – a local bar and Zappos.

 

About   Lyft  

Lyft was founded in 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation and is available to 95 percent of the United States population as well as select cities in Canada. Lyft is committed to effecting positive change for our cities and making cities more livable for everyone through initiatives that bridge transportation gaps, and by promoting transportation equity through shared rides, bikeshare systems, electric scooters, and public transit partnerships.

Lee Greenwood Celebrates Independence Day With Appearances On Fox & Friends, NBCLX, TBN & PBS

Lee Greenwood Celebrates Independence Day Weekend With Appearances On Fox & Friends, NBCLX & More!

Performs on PBS’s Ray Stevens CabaRay and TBN’s Independence Day Weekend Celebration with The Oak Ridge Boys & Governor Mike Huckabee

As Americans celebrate Independence Day, Lee Greenwood, America’s most recognized patriotic ambassador, shares his appreciation by making several national appearances including Fox & Friends, NBCLX, Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville airing on PBS, and TBN’s Independence Day Weekend Celebration hosted by The Oak Ridge Boys and Governor Mike Huckabee, with Nicole C. Mullen.

“Independence Day is a special day for all Americans,” says Greenwood. “It’s always an honor to perform ‘God Bless The U.S.A.’ anywhere that Americans will hear it. The song was written to unite all Americans and bring hope and courage during times of crisis. I have recently rerecorded the song with Home Free and the United States Air Force Band and Singers just in time for this year’s July 4th celebration. It’s an exciting new take on my legendary song and like you’ve never heard it before.”

July 3 – Fox & Friends / Fox News Channel / 8:45am ET / 7:45am CT
July 3 – NBCLX (www.lx.com) / 8pm – 10pm ET (where to watch)
July 3 – Independence Day Weekend Celebration hosted by The Oak Ridge Boys & Governor Mike Huckabee July 3 at 8, 9, 10 and 11pm ET, July 4th at 1pm ET / 10am PT and July 5th at 11pm ET / 8pm PT on TBN
July 4 – Ray Stevens CabaRay Nashville / PBS / (check local listings)

Recently announced, as part of the Excellence In Education Online Home School Supply Catalog, Greenwood’s children’s book ‘Proud To Be An American’ will be included as a special category focusing on patriotism. Also available on Greenwood’s website are specially designed patriotic ‘Proud To Be An American’ and “God Bless The USA” t-shirts and hoodies. These items feature Greenwood’s signature lyrics on the front and back and are available to purchase just in time for Independence Day and Veteran’s Day!

To order an item from Lee Greenwood’s Online Store click here.

To keep up with future events and the latest updates follow Greenwood’s socials linked below.

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About Lee Greenwood:
Throughout his expansive career, international country music icon Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a Grammy Award for Top Male Vocal Performance on “I.O.U,” in 1985, and a multitude of other prestigious award nominations. His discography includes twenty-two studio albums, seven compilation albums, seven No. 1 hits and thirty-eight singles including songs like “It Turns Me Inside Out,” “Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hands,” “She’s Lyin’,” “I Don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose,” “Dixie Road,” “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going Going Gone,” “You Got A Good Love Comin’,” among others.

His stand-out hit “God Bless the U.S.A.” has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001 and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart shortly after 9/11. Known for his stand-out patriotism and support of the U.S. Military, Greenwood has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s National Patriot’s Award, and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours. Greenwood was appointed to the council of the National Endowment for the Arts in 2008 by President George W. Bush, confirmed by the United States Senate, and continues to serve on the NEA at the pleasure of the President. His latest book release is a children’s book called Proud To Be An American, which is currently available in stores, on Amazon and leegreenwood.com.

B.J. Thomas, Lisa Loeb, George Thorogood, Corey Taylor, Gavin Rossdale, Don Felder & More join ‘Rock For Relief’ Virtual Benefit Concert July 3rd

B.J. THOMAS, LISA LOEB, GEORGE THOROGOOD, COREY TAYLOR ALONGSIDE GAVIN ROSSDALE, MYLES KENNEDY/ALTER BRIDGE, LZZY HALE & JOE HOTTINGER/HALESTORM, DON FELDER (A FORMER LEAD GUITARIST OF THE EAGLES), FILTER, CHRIS ROBERTSON/BLACK STONE CHERRY, BRANDON SALLER/ATREYU + MORE TO PERFORM DURING “ROCK FOR RELIEF” VIRTUAL BENEFIT CONCERT JULY 3 AT 8 PM & 11 PM (ET)

EVENT TO SUPPORT FEEDING AMERICA’S COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
HOSTED BY LOU BRUTUS AND RIKI RACHTMAN
+ TALENT INTERVIEWS BY ALICE COOPER & JOE SATRIANI

APPEARANCES BY PETER FRAMPTON AND ADAM GONTIER/SAINT ANSONIA

 

B.J. Thomas, Lisa Loeb, George Thorogood, Corey Taylor alongside Gavin Rossdale, Don Felder (a former lead guitarist of the Eagles), Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge),Lzzy Hale & Joe Hottinger (Halestorm), Jesse Hasek (10 Years), Filter, The Dead Daisies, Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry), Starset, Brandon Saller (Atreyu), Ricky Byrd, Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel, Joe Grushecky, Kathy Sledge, Bones Owens, Danielia Cotton, Matt Bigland (Dinosaur Pile-Up) and more set to perform during United Stations Media Networks and Storic Media Podcast Network present “Rock For Relief” benefit concert supporting Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund on July 3 at 8pm ET and again at 11pm ET broadcasted here.

United Stations Media and Storic Media are teaming up with Feeding America to raise awareness and donations for families in local communities across the nation. The “Rock For Relief” benefit show will be hosted by Lou Brutus and Riki Rachtman and talent interviews conducted by Alice Cooper and Joe Satriani with appearances by Peter Frampton and Adam Gontier of Saint Ansonia.

Feeding America estimates that an additional 17.1 million people could be food insecure in 2020 as a result of this crisis – for a total of 54.3 million people, or 1 in every 6 people. This is a 46% increase over the 37.2 million people who were food insecure prior to the COVID-19 crisis. “Many people are struggling with hunger during this unprecedented time, including children, families and seniors. Feeding America member food banks are on the ground helping to address the increased need in their communities,” said Dan Nisbet, Vice President of Development at Feeding America. “We are so grateful for United Stations Media Networks and the talent involved in the ‘Rock for Relief’ benefit concert, which will raise funds to provide meals to people who need them most.”

“We are so pleased to put on “Rock For Relief” in order to give back to our fellow Americans during such a tumultuous time,” said Kristin Verbitsky, Director of Storic. “I want to thank the incredible talent who graciously donated their time to make this happen. I know that music lovers are missing live concerts, myself included, and I’m hoping we can fill that void just a little bit this July 4th weekend and raise funds for Feeding America.”

About United Stations Media Networks & Storic Media Podcast Network:
USMN is the country’s largest privately held full-service audio content company. It syndicates national radio shows and creates compelling multi-platform audio and video entertainment. Over the past 40+ years, USMN has produced hundreds of programs and thousands of hours of music, entertainment, and information content. Our targeted networks and podcasts have national reach, allowing us to execute powerful audio campaigns that drive exceptional brand awareness and new business for our advertising clients.

United Stations was founded in 1981 by radio pioneer Dick Clark and his partner Nick Verbitsky, a veteran radio executive and former COO of Mutual Radio. USMN is headquartered in New York City, with regional offices in Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Nashville.

Started in March 2020, The Storic Media Podcast Network is a podcast production and advertising company within United Stations Media Networks. It offers a wide-range of podcast subjects including originals, narrative, crime, thriller, lifestyle, fan-casts, comedy, comedy-thriller, mystery, drama, music, and children’s content. For the latest on Storic, please visit: Website | Instagram | YouTube |

About Feeding America:
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 40 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry.

Circa Resort & Casino Now Accepting Reservations for World’s Largest Sportsbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

CIRCA RESORT & CASINO NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR WORLD’S LARGEST SPORTSBOOK

 

First Bookings Available for Stadium-Style Sportsbook in Downtown Las Vegas on October 28

 

Circa Sports Debuts Colorado-Based Mobile App

With the debut of Circa Resort & Casino – Downtown Las Vegas’ first ground-up casino in four decades – set for October 28, the highly anticipated property is now taking reservations for the world’s largest sportsbook. Sports fans can be amongst the first to enjoy the three-story sports destination by reserving their spot at www.circalasvegas.com/sportsbook.

 

With the return of professional sports on the horizon, Circa will be the premier sportsbook for fans to celebrate their favorite teams and players. Operated by sports betting brand Circa Sports, the group of in-house experts are preparing to deliver guests one of the most diverse wagering menus in the city and an unforgettable betting experience for several upcoming events.

“Fans have proven time and time again that the demand for incredible sports betting experiences isn’t going away anytime soon,” said Circa’s CEO and developer Derek Stevens. “From atmosphere to offerings, Circa Sports will meet and exceed those expectations by giving guests the best and most exciting sportsbook they’ve ever stepped foot in.”

Launched in June 2019, Stevens’ brand has become a leader in the betting industry by combining superior customer-service with a team of the country’s top oddsmakers. Following a successful launch in Downtown Las Vegas, Circa Sports gave bettors the chance to turn fandom into fortune by hosting its first multi-million-dollar competition, the Circa Sports Million Contest. One year later, Stevens doubled down and expanded contest winnings with the return of the Circa Sports Million II Contest and the introduction of the Circa Survivor Contest, both of which promise their own million-dollar payouts. Extending the brand outside Las Vegas, Circa Sports also has announced the introduction of its Colorado-based mobile sports betting app through Circa Sports Colorado.

The World’s Largest Sportsbook

Housed in the 1.25 million-square-foot resort, Circa’s stadium-style sportsbook will be the property’s centerpiece with a 78-million-pixel, high-definition screen. Featured prominently throughout the resort’s casino, guests can watch the screen from a number of locations including Victory Burger & Wings Co., a sports bar-themed dining experience overlooking the space.

With the capacity to host up to 1,000 fans at any given time, the massive space promises an unparalleled viewing experience paired with the friendliest customer service in the city. The third floor will feature a dedicated broadcast studio for VSiN, The Sports Betting Network (VSiN), giving bettors real-time, in-depth analysis from expert broadcasters, athletes and industry professionals.

Guests can reserve a spot at Circa’s sportsbook for both day-of visits and future events, with pricing varying by occasion. Delivering a different viewing experience per section, the space will provide visitors with several reservation options from top tier to basic seating:

  • For fans who love the front row, The Dugout will offer VIP single-seat cushioned chairs directly in front of the three-story screen.
  • Just behind The Dugout, the Legends Club will make guests feel like an MVP as they cheer on their favorite teams from plush recliners.
  • Perfect for larger groups, the Champions Club section will include long, booth-style seating right behind the Legends.
  • Both the Circa Club Upper and Circa Club Lower sections will consist exclusively of booth seating, promising an intimate space to take in all the action.
  • Two areas featuring luxury stadium-style seating – the North and South Stands – will flank the sports book, offering tiered viewing for optimal vantage points.

Circa Sports currently operates at the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and is helmed by Sports Director and longtime Las Vegas betting expert, Matt Metcalf.

Mobile Betting Reaches the Rockies

Following a successful launch in Las Vegas, Circa Sports is also expanding its operations in the Mile-High state with the introduction of a convenient mobile betting app. A subsidiary of Circa Sports, Circa Sports Colorado will provide a Vegas-style sports betting menu, including creative prop bets, higher and fairer betting limits and lower holds on futures markets than competitors. Fans can download and activate mobile wagering accounts from the comfort of their home, fund their Circa Sports app balance remotely and sign up for various contests – all through the new mobile app.

The app will allow Colorado bettors to wager on sports that have remained active including UFC, international soccer, NASCAR, Korean baseball, MLB, futures betting for NFL and College Football and more.

For more information, visit circasports.com.

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About Circa Sports

Helmed by casino owner and Downtown Las Vegas developer Derek Stevens, Circa Sports is blazing a new trail in the gaming industry by combining customer-first approach to business with a team of the country’s top oddsmakers. Circa Sports boasts one of the most competitive wagering menus in Las Vegas and will be a leader in the city for sports futures. Following the company’s launch at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and the D Las Vegas, Circa Sports introduce a satellite program at Century Casinos’ Colorado locations on July 1, 2020 and will introduce the multi-level, stadium-style sports book at Circa Resort & Casino on October 28, 2020.

About Circa Resort & Casino

Opening on October 28, 2020, Circa Resort & Casino will deliver an all-new integrated resort concept to the heart of Downtown Las Vegas at the historic 18 Fremont Street site. Inspired by the city’s irresistible energy and timeless allure, Circa is building a new legacy that turns up the good times to eleven and burns bright with the original spirit of Vegas. Combining the best of Las Vegas service in a modern, state-of-the-art setting, Circa is designed for guests ages 21 and over to live large in the now, make the most of life’s fleeting moments and create new memories through an exhilarating, multi-sensory experience. The 1.25-million-square-foot resort and casino will have innovative entertainment and gaming, and unparalleled personalized offerings inspired by old-school Las Vegas hospitality. Circa will present eclectic dining options including premium steaks and seafood at Barry’s Downtown Prime from Chef Barry S. Dakake, Pan-Asian fare at 8 East from Chef Dan Coughlin, classic delicatessen cuisine at Saginaw’s Delicatessen from restaurateur Paul Saginaw, authentic Carolina barbecue at Project BBQ, and all-star menus at Victory Burger & Wings Co. from the founding family of American Coney Island. Visit circalasvegas.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @circalasvegas to stay up to date with more developments.

J.D. Shelburne exclusively premieres “Church Pew Bar Stool” with CMT

J.D. Shelburne Exclusively Premieres “Church Pew Bar Stool” With CMT On Wednesday, July 1

Video Premiered on CMT.com and CMT Music Channel 

Country music singer/songwriter J.D. Shelburne delivers every ounce of country sound needed to light up the airwaves with the release of his latest single “Church Pew Bar Stool.” Coming in hot like a southern summer, Shelburne’s single hits close to home while starring as a staple in every country playlist. The “Church Pew Bar Stool” music video exclusively premiered on CMT Music and CMT.com on July 1st to a worldwide audience. The single is now available on all streaming platforms for fans to enjoy.

“I am so thrilled and honored to get a World Premiere on CMT – the most well-recognized video platform in country music,” says Shelburne. “I grew up watching CMT as a kid and all through college, dreaming of one day having my video featured. CMT was one of my top goals as an artist to reach when I moved to town back in 2008. Thank you to the staff at CMT for believing in my music. I am forever grateful for their support.”

To watch the “Church Pew Bar Stool” music video on CMT click HERE.

The clever lyrics of “Church Pew Bar Stool” allow listeners to reminisce conversations with familiar faces on late nights in a whiskey soaked, southern bar lit by flickering beer signs. While drawing a line of symmetry between a church sermon and a honky tonk homily, Shelburne pulls fans into a timeless story-line just in time for careless summer nights where they may find themselves sitting on their own ‘church pew bar stool.’ In addition to this new release, Shelburne was named by Texas Roadhouse as May’s ‘Artist of the Month’ nationwide. His latest single, “Straight From Kentucky” was featured in all locations seeing over 20,000 guests each month. With plans to release his next album, ‘Straight From Kentucky’ this fall, country music fans will not want to miss what this elite entertainer has in store for the coming months!

About J.D. Shelburne:
Nashville-based country music artist J.D. Shelburne was raised on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville, Kentucky, just outside of Louisville. When J.D. was 19, he found a guitar after the death of his grandmother. He quickly learned how to play it, and began writing and singing songs on his own. By his sophomore year of college, he had found a few gigs at some local bars in Louisville & Lexington, Kentucky area venues, developing a large base of fans along the way. Fast forward to today, J.D.’s latest album Two Lane Town, is building upon his blossoming career as a modern country singer, songwriter and performer. His debut single and video for “One Less Girl” world premiered on CMT in 2018, and then went on to become a Top 30 Music Row charted song at country radio. CMT again world premiered his second song and video for “She Keeps Me Up Nights” in April of 2019, which peaked at #3 of their 12 Pack countdown series. At the close of 2019, Shelburne joined international superstars like Lewis Capaldi and Billie Eilish on BandsInTown’s year-end fan favorites list — for playing more shows in 2019 than any other artist on their social networking platform! A global accomplishment for a country boy from rural Kentucky.

To keep up with new music and upcoming show announcements, follow J.D’s socials linked below or visit www.jdshelburne.com.

About CMT:
CMT is the leading authority on country music and lifestyle, offering a mix of original series, music events and specials. CMT is everywhere its fans are including two cable channels (CMT and the 24-hour music channel, CMT Music), radio (CMT Radio), digital (CMT.com) and social (@CMT on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube). CMT is a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC) (“ViacomCBS”). For more information, please visit cmtpress.com.
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Watch Now: The Stars Align As Home Free, Lee Greenwood & The United States Air Force Band Come Together For A Special Take On “God Bless The U.S.A.”

Watch Now: The Stars Align As Home Free, Lee Greenwood & The United States Air Force Band Come Together For A Special Take On “God Bless The U.S.A.”

Serves as First Collaborative Release From The United States Air Force Band

 

Just in time for the 4th of July, all-vocal Country entertainers Home Free have teamed up with GRAMMY-winning icon Lee Greenwood and The United States Air States Air Force Band for a soulful rendition of Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.”

With years of covering the patriotic smash under their belts, Home Free was looking to elevate their traditional arrangement of “God Bless the U.S.A.” to new heights, and they did just that. By joining together across the nation with Greenwood and The United States Air Force Band’s official chorus – The Singing Sergeants, this new rendition of the timeless tune not only showcases over a dozen voices, but also serves as The United States Air Force Band’s very first collaborative release.

“Being able to sing a song that has inspired our nation for years is such an honor,” says Home Free’s Austin Brown. “And then you add in the fact that we were able to do it not only with the original artist, but also The United States Air Force Band – such an incredible experience! I just hope it shines a little light into people’s days, like it has in mine.”
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.” HERE

“How wonderful to sing with Home Free – such artistic singers,” shares Greenwood. “I’ve never before enjoyed such freedom to be able to sing ‘God Bless the U.S.A.’ – like you’ve never heard it. Thank you as well for the fantastic singers from The United States Air Force. They can really sing! Happy Independence Day, America.”

Home Free, Greenwood and The United States Air Force Band hope to have the opportunity to perform their special rendition soon.
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About Home Free:
All-vocal Country entertainers Home Free have made their mark on the music scene, racking up nearly 600,000 album equivalents globally; embarking on major international tours; amassing 372+ MILLION YouTube views; and being declared “Country music fans’ favorite a cappella group” (Taste of Country). Their fifth studio album, DIVE BAR SAINTS (Home Free Records) arrived at #2 on the Billboard Country Album Sales Chart. Home Free’s extensive catalog spotlights five additional Top 10 albums, including TIMELESS, FULL OF (EVEN MORE) CHEER, FULL OF CHEER, COUNTRY EVOLUTION, and their breakout debut CRAZY LIFE (2014), which hit #1 on iTunes Country chart and #4 overall following their victory on NBC’s The Sing-Off. With praise rolling in from the likes of Perez Hilton, Country Living, FOX & Friends, Rolling Stone, and AXS.com, the extraordinary showmen have continued to build a loyal fan base with their harmony-laden versions of hits by John Mayer, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, The Oak Ridge Boys, and more.

About Lee Greenwood:
Throughout his expansive career, international country music icon Lee Greenwood has earned multiple CMA and ACM Awards, a Grammy Award for Top Male Vocal Performance on “I.O.U,” in 1985, and a multitude of other prestigious award nominations. His discography includes twenty-two studio albums, seven compilation albums, seven No. 1 hits and thirty-eight singles including songs like “It Turns Me Inside Out,” “Ring On Her Finger Time on Her Hands,” “She’s Lyin’,” “I Don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose,” “Dixie Road,” “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going Going Gone,” “You Got A Good Love Comin’,” among others.

His stand-out hit “God Bless the U.S.A.” has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times (1991, 2001 and 2003), giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. It reached the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart shortly after 9/11. Known for his stand-out patriotism and support of the U.S. Military, Greenwood has been honored with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s National Patriot’s Award, and entertained troops on more than 30 USO Tours. Greenwood was appointed to the council of the National Endowment for the Arts in 2008 by President George W. Bush, confirmed by the United States Senate, and continues to serve on the NEA at the pleasure of the President. His latest book release is a children’s book called Proud To Be An American, which is currently available in stores, on Amazon and leegreenwood.com.

About The United States Air Force Band and The Singing Sergeants:
The United States Air Force Band, Washington, DC is the Air Force’s premier musical organization. The excellence demonstrated by the Band’s Airmen musicians is a reflection of the excellence carried out 24 hours a day by Airmen stationed around the globe. Each member is proud to represent all Airmen, whose selfless service and sacrifices ensure the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of the United States of America. Since its formation in 1941, this world-class organization has inspired billions of listeners through its exhilarating music, engaging concerts and masterful recordings and continues to positively impact the global community.

The Singing Sergeants is the official chorus of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., the group is one of six musical ensembles that form The U.S. Air Force Band. Featuring 23 active duty Airmen musicians, the Singing Sergeants presents more than 200 performances annually performing a wide range of musical styles, for military and civilian ceremonial and diplomatic functions, education outreach events, public concerts nationwide, and local performances throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C. area.

 

Rampart Casino/JW Marriott Become First Property to Host Blood Drive Since Early March with Holiday Weekend Drive!

 

 

 

 

JW MARRIOTT LAS VEGAS AND RAMPART CASINO CELEBRATE THE AMERICAN SPIRIT WITH A HOLIDAY BLOOD DRIVE AND BECOMES THE FIRST PROPERTY TO HOST A DRIVE SINCE EARLY MARCH

WHAT:
JW Marriott Resort Las Vegas and Rampart Casino step up and become the first casino property to host a blood drive since early March when the stay-at-home orders were initiated to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Historically, Independence Day week is the lowest week for blood donations in the summer.  Locals who are able to donate blood are urged to use the American spirit and give back to the community in this two-day, holiday blood drive.

Donors are encouraged to keep social distancing recommendations by scheduling an appointment online to reserve a spot by visiting www.bloodhero.com. Enter ‘RAMPART’ as the code and guests are able to sign up for this week’s blood drive as well as other upcoming blood drives.

Vitalant, the largest blood provider in the state of Nevada, is providing COVID-19 antibody testing with every successful donation.  Donors will receive the results within two to three weeks.  Donors that receive positive results can then choose to aid in the fight against COVID-19 by donating convalescent plasma, the only antibody treatment available for critically ill COVID-19 hospital patients.  For those who have recovered from COVID-19, Vitalant will also collect convalescent plasma donations at this blood drive.

WHEN:
Saturday, July 4 and Sunday, July 5
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE:
Marquis Ballroom
JW Marriott Las Vegas / Rampart Casino
221 N. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145

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About Rampart Casino
Rampart Casino, an elegant 50,000 square foot casino, offers 1,767 slot machines, two dozen gaming tables, a 300-seat Bingo Room and a Race & Sports Book. Rampart Casino’s Rampart Rewards club program offers exclusive resort benefits and rewards based on play, such as dining, spa and golf discounts, plus complimentary room nights at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. For the latest Rampart Casino news, follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Contact the casino at 702-507-5900.

About the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa offers world-class luxury just 20 minutes northwest of the famous Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas resort is accessible to Las Vegas Speedway, TPC Las Vegas and a number of other golf courses. The JW Marriott features 548 well-appointed guest rooms and suites set amid 54 acres of lush gardens. Voted as one of the Top 5 Las Vegas Resorts by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, and recognized as a Top-Performing Business on TripAdvisor ranked in the top 10% worldwide for traveler feedback, the Las Vegas resort also includes a full-service spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, 33 meetings rooms with 100,000 square feet of flexible space, more than 10 restaurants serving American, Italian, Japanese and Mediterranean cuisines and the on-site Rampart Casino. For information, visit www.marriott.com/LASJW, Stay up to date with the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Marriott and the JW Marriott system are not associated with any part of The Resort at Summerlin (the “Resort”) other than the JW Marriott Las Vegas hotel (the “Hotel”) at the Resort.  The Casino is not part of the Hotel and is not part of the JW Marriott system.

About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to sophisticated, self-assured travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand’s philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. JW hotels offer crafted experiences that bring to life the brand’s commitment to highly choreographed, anticipatory service and modern residential design, allowing guests to pursue their passions and leave even more fulfilled than when they arrived. Today there are 80 JW Marriott hotels in nearly 30 countries and territories. JW Marriott is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

About Vitalant
Vitalant (“Vye-TAL-ent”) is the nation’s largest independent nonprofit blood service provider, supplying comprehensive transfusion medicine services for nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care partners for patients in need across 40 states. Vitalant inspires local communities to serve the needs of others and transform lives through the selfless act of donating blood. Every day, almost 5,000 blood donations are needed to meet the needs of people throughout the country, and Vitalant’s 800,000 donors supply 1.8 million donations a year. In addition to blood products, Vitalant offers customers transfusion services, medical consulting, quality guidance, ongoing education, research and more. For more information and to schedule a donation, visit vitalant.org or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825). Join the conversation about impacting the lives of others on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Palace Station: 44th Birthday Celebration + Other Station Casino Offers

With a stunning, newly renovated casino floor and updated luxury accommodations, Palace Station is the all-new spot locals have always loved.
On July 1, 1976 Palace Station Opened its doors, and this year we celebrate our 44th birthday with an exclusive gift just for you.
• Offer – Enjoy 20% off hotel rooms and $44 Food & Beverage credit per stay
• Offer Dates – Book by July 31, 2020
• Offer Valid – For future stays through December 29, 2020
• Exclusions – Blackouts may apply. 2-night minimum stay required. Based on availability, plus hotel nightly resort fee of $29.99+tax, standard cancel policy applies, management reserves all rights. Must be 21 to reserve and check in to a room.

Current Offers!

Book your 4th of July Spectacular Weekend at Red Rock!


• Offer Dates – Book by July 3, 2020
• Offer Valid – Stay Dates-7/3 through 7/5 (2 night minimum to include 7/4)
• Exclusions – 2-night stay in a newly remodeled hotel room. VIP firework invitation for four people. Based on availability, plus hotel nightly resort fee of $39+tax, not valid with other discounts, subject to weather conditions, 100% deposit applies at time of booking, standard cancel policy applies, management reserves all rights.

Get up to 20% off and a dining credit with the Summer Dreamin’ Package at Sunset Station


• Offer Dates – Book by September 30, 2020
• Offer Valid – Stay now through September 30, 2020
• Exclusions – Offer is subject to availability and advance reservations. Terms and conditions apply. Management reserves all rights to modify or cancel these offers at any time. Must be 21 or older to check-in. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Must charge food and beverage from participating outlets to guest room for credits to apply. Does not include gratuities. Early departure penalties apply.

Exclusive Rates for AAA Members at Green Valley Ranch – Book Now!


• Offer Dates – Book by September 30, 2020
• Offer Valid – Stay now through September 30, 2020
• Exclusions – Offer is subject to availability and advance reservations. Terms and conditions apply. Management reserves all rights to modify or cancel these offers at any time. Must be 21 or older to check-in. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Must charge food and beverage from participating outlets to guest room for credits to apply. Does not include gratuities. Early departure penalties apply.

Book your 4th of July Spectacular Weekend at Red Rock!


• Offer Dates – Book by September 30, 2020
• Offer Valid – Stay now through September 30, 2020
• Exclusions – Offer is subject to availability and advance reservations. Terms and conditions apply. Management reserves all rights to modify or cancel these offers at any time. Must be 21 or older to check-in. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Must charge food and beverage from participating outlets to guest room for credits to apply. Does not include gratuities. Early departure penalties apply.

 

UNLV MEN AND WOMEN EARN CSCAA TEAM SCHOLAR AWARDS

UNLV MEN AND WOMEN EARN CSCAA TEAM SCHOLAR AWARDS

Both the UNLV men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs were named to the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association (CSCAA) Scholar All-America team for the Spring 2020 Semester, the national organization announced Tuesday. UNLV was one of 461 institutions that were named to the list, and this marks the eighth time in the last nine semesters that the Rebel women’s program has earned Scholar recognition.

CSCAA Executive Director Greg Earhart noted: “No team was unaffected by this Spring’s pandemic but Athletic Director Reed-Francois and President Meana can and should be proud of their team and the work of Ben with the Rebels.”

The Spring Team Scholar All-America award is presented to college and university swimming and diving teams who have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the semester/quarter coinciding with the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

The CSCAA will announce its individual Scholar All-Americans next week.

Co-founded by UNLV alumnus, Homie extends partnership with United Way of Southern Nevada to help those struggling during coronavirus crisis stay in their homes

 

Co-founded by UNLV alumnus, Homie extends partnership with United Way of Southern Nevada to help those struggling during coronavirus crisis stay in their homes

Real estate tech disruptor, Homie gives customers unprecedented savings, simplicity, service

 

  Homie, the number one listing broker in Utah is revolutionizing the real estate industry in Southern Nevada by offering virtual tech solutions and experienced local agents to provide homebuyers and sellers with unprecedented savings, simplicity, and service. Just as Uber and Lyft transformed transportation, Homie is disrupting the real estate industry by combining technology with full-time, experienced local agents for a fraction of the price. While traditional real estate companies charge percentage-based commissions, Homie breaks the mold by charging a flat fee of just $2,500* and still providing a full-service real estate experience – saving home buyers and sellers thousands of dollars in this challenging and tumultuous economy.

 

In addition to improving the real estate process for local homebuyers and sellers, Homie partnered with the United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) in April to create the Homie Fund to help Las Vegans most impacted by COVID-19 avoid home foreclosure and pay utility bills. Homie started the fund with a $10,000 cash donation. Homie also committed to provide $500 to the Fund for every home bought or sold with the company in Southern Nevada through June and has now extended that commitment through September.

“Finding out my 5-year-old son Benji had cancer again while we were in the midst of a business shutdown and global pandemic was overwhelming,” said Azalea Sanchez, Benji’s mother and recipient of funding from the Homie Fund. “I am so grateful for the financial assistance the Homie fund provided to the United Way of Southern Nevada to support Ayden’s Army of Angels that has enabled us to stay in our home and give us a bit of hope during this horrible time.”

 

In addition to the UWSN partnership, for those in Las Vegas who were directly impacted by the economic crisis stemming from the government shutdown and need to now sell their homes, Homie will rebate the entire $2,500 listing fee back to the seller at closing.

“Many home buyers and sellers are strapped for cash due to the current economic downtown,” said Homie co-founder Mike Peregrina, who grew up in Las Vegas, attended University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) and has diverse experience in the local real estate market. “Thanks to our streamlined, less complicated real estate process with a single flat fee instead of percentage-based commission, buyers and sellers can save thousands of dollars – now when they need it most.”

 

“Homie’s tech capabilities and commitment to providing customers with unparalleled service and savings are critically important now,” added Peregrina. “Due to social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, there is an increased demand for virtual interactions, including virtual home tours and open houses, but people also want to have the expertise of a real estate agent to guide them through the process. Homie can meet both these needs.”

 

About Homie

Homie is a real estate technology company changing the way real estate is bought and sold by eliminating high fees and commissions. The company simplified an outdated and overcomplicated process through a combination of technology and full-service real estate agent support. Homie is the #1 listing brokerage office in the state of Utah and is growing quickly in Arizona and Nevada. With real estate, home loans, closing services, and insurance, the Homie Tech family is making every aspect of buying and selling a home simple, affordable, and enjoyable. Finally, the way modern real estate should be. To learn more, visit www.homie.com.

 

*The flat fee of $2,500 applies to listing a home for sale with Homie. This link shows average savings for transactions when buying a home with Homie: https://www.homie.com/buy

 

Don Vito’s and Silverado Steak House Inside South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa Debut Updated Menus

 

DON VITO’S AND SILVERADO STEAK HOUSE INSIDE
SOUTH POINT HOTEL, CASINO & SPA DEBUT UPDATED MENUS

 

South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa has enhanced their dining experiences with updated menus at a few of its award-winning restaurants. Guests at Don Vito’s and Silverado Steak House will be able to celebrate the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence that was recently awarded to both restaurants with brand new menu items and updated prices.

 

Don Vito’s has the same great quality and portion sizes with lower prices. The Italian favorite has also debuted delicious new appetizers and salads including burrata, melon and prosciutto ($9), antipasto board ($10 for one, $15 for two), stuffed clams imperial ($11) and the Italian wedge ($10). Diners can also try some new mouthwatering pasta dishes like the house-made fettuccini ($16), five cheese ravioli ($18), baked ziti ($19), gemelli with Italian sausage ($21) and braised short rib cannelloni ($23). Guest favorites, including Vito’s spaghetti and meatballs ($17), veal parmesan ($29) and chicken piccata ($24) are also available. Additional new specialties include the pan-seared salmon ($29), chianti-braised costa di Manzo ($29), old country lasagna ($19), steak pizzaiola ($31) and veal chop petroniana ($39). All entrees are served with an amazing artisan bread basket and dip, and guests have a choice of a salad tossed tableside, soup or veggies to accompany their entrees. Don Vito’s is now open seven nights a week from 5 to 10 p.m. The full menu, including new dishes, can be found HERE.

 

Silverado Steak House has returned with the same menu that guests know and love, with a few twists. Guests can enjoy appetizer prices that are $1 lower, as well as entrée prices that are $2-3 lower. Silverado Steak House is open Sundays – Thursdays from 5 to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 11 p.m. The full menu can be found HERE.

 

Restaurant reservations can be made online at www.southpointcasino.com/dining or by calling 1.866.767.7111. Guests are required to follow social distancing guidelines.

 

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About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point Hotel will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million-dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point Hotel has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

 

“Official Hotel and Casino of Las Vegas Motor Speedway” and sponsor of the September 2020 Las Vegas NASCAR Monster Energy cup race, South Point 400. In addition, South Point’s Sports Book is home of Vegas Stats & Information Network” (VSiN), where you can listen to the broadcast on SiriusXM 204 and watch the video livestream on VSiN.com.

 

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.