Nevada Wild Fest Announces Music Lineup & Celebrity Meet and Greet Schedule

Nevada Wild Fest Announces Music Lineup

and Celebrity Meet & Greet Schedule

Four-Day Festival Benefits the Lili Claire Foundation

The Nevada Wild Fest will bring a diverse selection of musical performers, including country, pop and hip hop to the festival main stage, in addition to special guest hosts, celebrity appearances, meet and greets and celebrity chef cooking demonstrations to Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino from October 25 – 28, 2012, including the DockDogs® Iron Dog championship being filmed as a one-hour television special for Outdoor Channel with special guest hosts Eva Shockey of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures and American Idol winner and Bally’s Las Vegas headliner Taylor Hicks.

Entertainers include pop sensations Cody Simpson and Megan & Liz, as well as some of 95.5 KWNR’s hottest country acts including The Farm, Craig Campbell, Gwen Sebastian, JT Hodges and Kristen Kelly. For those seeking a late night club atmosphere, there is a spectacular lineup featuring artists such as Sleepy Brown, Colette Carr, LA Velvet, D’Manti and Las Vegas resident DJ M!KEATTACK.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Stage Host: Hal Sparks – 7:30 p.m.
  • Megan & Liz
  • Cody Simpson
  • LA Velvet

Friday, October 26, 2012

  • Stage Host: Shari Belafonte – 7:30 p.m.
  • Gwen Sebastian
  • Craig Campbell
  • The Farm
  • Colette Carr

Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • Stage Host: Kash Kiefer – 7:30 p.m.
  • Kristy Lee Cook
  • Tyler Farr
  • Sleepy Brown

Sunday, October 28, 2012

  • Stage Host: Chippendales, Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis – 7:30 p.m.
  • JT Hodges
  • Miss Willie Brown
  • Kristen Kelly
  • D’Manti

In addition to the outstanding music lineup, Nevada Wild Fest attendees can also enjoy exclusive celebrity meet and greets with PBR bull riding finalists, Ashley Argota from Nickelodeon’s True Jackson VP and Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures, Kenton Duty from Disney’s Shake It Up!, and Kyle Massey from ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and Disney’s That’s So Raven.

The Nevada Wild Fest also will offer access to cooking demos featuring delectable culinary creations from some of Vegas’ top chefs from TAO, LAVO, NOVE Italiano and more.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Celebrity Meet and Greet – PBR Bull Riders – 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October, 26, 2012

  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Chris Conlin of FIX – 1:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Mike Armstrong of TAO – 3:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Massimiliano Campanari of LAVO – 4:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Mimmo Ferraro of Ferraro’s – 7:00 p.m

Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • Celebrity Meet and Greet – Eva Shockey – 3:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Geno Bernardo of NOVE Italiano – 3:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Todd Harrington of Central – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

  • Celebrity Meet and Greet – Ashley Argota, Kenton Duty and Kyle Massey – 3:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Dave Middleton of Marche Bacchus – 1:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Eric Suniga of Culinary Dropout – 7:00 p.m.

All concerts, celebrity meet and greets and chef cooking demos are included with admission. Adults $9; Seniors, military and college students $7 with ID and free for children three and under. Tickets are available at the Nevada Wild Fest box office at the entrance of the event.

Now in its third year, the Nevada Wild Fest brings family-friendly talent and attractions to Southern Nevada in efforts to raise funds for the Lili Claire Foundation, a private medical center dedicated to helping special needs children and adults with neurogenetic conditions. For more information on the Nevada Wild Fest, visit Find the Nevada Wild Fest on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

About The Lili Claire Foundation
The Lili Claire Foundation is a private medical center dedicated to helping special needs children and adults with any type of neurogenetic condition; such as, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome and Autism – all of these programs and services are provided free of charge.  Patients are diagnosed and treated under the medial direction of Dr. Colleen Morris and her team of professionals from the University Nevada School of Medicine.  The Lili Claire Foundation is proud to have been serving the Las Vegas community and Nevada for almost a decade. For more information, visit

About Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, home of the World Series of Poker, offers guests a unique all-suite hotel experience. Complete with 2,522 all-suite hotel rooms, the property overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and sits one block west of the famed boulevard. The resort features a variety of entertainment options including headliners Penn & Teller, the world-famous Chippendales and the Show in the Sky, as well as Crown Theater. Rio is home to a diverse array of dining and nightlife experiences including, the famous Martorano’s, Voodoo Steak, KJ Dim Sum & Seafood, iBar and VooDoo Beach. Rio also offers the Rio Secco Golf Club. Recognized by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Golf Destinations in the World,” Rio Secco Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course designed by famed architect Rees Jones and home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf. For more information, please visit or to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Rio on Facebook and follow on Twitter.



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