Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series Continues with
Spin Doctors, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Celebrate the first day of August in downtown Las Vegas with dancing,
zoot suits and a free concert with Spin Doctors and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series continues as the Spin Doctors and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies are set to perform a free concert on the 1st Street Stage on Saturday, August 1 at 9 p.m. Every May through September, Fremont Street Experience transforms Downtown Las Vegas into the hottest place to be with the annual Rock of Vegas summer concert series; one of the most popular summertime events in Las Vegas featuring rockin’ nightly entertainment, free headliner concerts and Viva Vision shows.
The Spin Doctors started out as four 20-something-year-old guys in New York. Band members include Chris Barron (vocals). Eric Schenkman (guitar) and Mark White (bass). In 1992 they released Pocket Full of Kyptonite that produced the two monster hits, “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong” and “Two Princes.” The Spin Doctors became an overnight sensation, selling millions of albums around the world. Their second album, 1994’s Turn It Upside Down, featured the single, “You Let Your Heart Go Too Fast.” The band released another album before disbanding in 1999. The band reunited for a series of shows in 2001 and 2002, and they used that momentum to head back into the studio, where they recorded Nice Talking to Me which was released in 2005. Over the next few years, the Spin Doctors toured semi-regularly, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Pocket Full of Kryptonite in 2011 with a deluxe edition and a supporting tour. The Spin Doctors regrouped in 2013 for their first album in eight years, the all-blues If the River Was Whiskey.
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies became a popular act during the swing revival of the late 1990s although the eight-piece band had formed one decade prior in Eugene, Oregon. The current line-include original members Steve Perry (performing under the mad scientist stage persona of “MC Large Drink”) on lead vocals, bassist Dan Schmid and trumpeter Dana Heitman. The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies broke into the musical mainstream with their 1997 swing compilation Zoot Suit Riot: The Swingin’ Hits of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Released at the onset of the late 1990s swing revival, the album went on to sell over two million copies in the United States while its eponymous single became a radio hit. The Daddies have been debuting songs on tour from an upcoming (late 2015) album that will be called The Boop-A-Doo. Cherry Poppin’ Daddies has always prided itself on its craft and musicianship that have allowed them to excel in whatever format they choose to tackle.
For complete information on the headliner concerts and nightly entertainment, visit www.vegasexperience.com.
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: 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.
About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, North America’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.