Nevada Wild Fest Brings Music Performers, Celebrities and Carnival to Rio, October 25 – 28, 2012

Nevada Wild Fest Brings Music Performers, Celebrities and

Carnival to Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Four-Day Festival Benefits The Lili Claire Foundation

The Nevada Wild Fest, a four-day, fun-filled event including top musical talent, celebrity meet and greets, cooking demonstrations, the national DockDogs® competitions and a state-fair carnival experience, is scheduled for October 25 – 28, 2012 at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

The Nevada Wild Fest, now in its third year, has turned into Southern Nevada’s premier family-friendly festival bringing outstanding talent and attractions at an affordable price.

“Our goal has always been to bring up-and-coming talent to the Nevada Wild Fest and allow families to have a great time while they support an important cause,” said Keith Resnick, Nevada Wild Fest Organizer and Co-Founder of the Lili Claire Foundation. “This year is no exception, we have great performers and experiences planned all four days.”

Headlining the festival on Thursday, October 25 is Australian singing sensation and rising star Cody Simpson featuring singing sister duo Megan & Liz as the opening act.

The four-day festival will also feature performances by some of 95.5 KWNR’s hottest country acts including The Farm, Gwen Sebastian, JT Hodges and Kristen Kelly. Concerts are included with admission.

Celebrity meet and greets include PBR bull riding finalists, Kenton Duty from Disney’s Shake It Up!, Kyle Massey from Disney’s That’s So Raven and ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and Ashley Argota from Nickelodeon’s True Jackson VP and Buckett & Skinners Epic Adventure.

Admission to the festival, which includes daily concerts, celebrity meet and greets, cooking demonstrations, national DockDogs® competitions, Zumbathon, safe trick or treating, and much more, is just $9 for adults, $7 for military, seniors and college students with ID, and free for children three and under.

Festival goers can also experience the largest state fair carnival experience in the Las Vegas Valley, featuring 35 large format rides as well as midway attractions. Discount wristband certificates are available at all Albertsons Sav-On stores for ONLY $22. Carnival wristbands do not include festival admission and are not valid on the slingshot, bungee jump or zipline.

Other attractions include the world’s largest slingshot, a bungee jump, zipline, Blood Village’s Haunted Maze, Las Vegas’ best gourmet food trucks as well food vendors, beer and wine gardens, specialty and arts and crafts vendors.

The Nevada Wild Fest is the largest fundraiser for the Lili Claire Foundation, a private medical center providing services to special needs children and adults with any type of neurogenetic condition free of charge.

For the festival hours, directions, parking and the latest information, visit Find the Nevada Wild Fest on Facebook and Twitter.


About 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, please 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 and Teller, the world-famous Chippendales, Show in the Sky, and 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 Twitter.




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