Reckless In Vegas Launches Ante Up Give-Back Program to Connect Southern Nevada Businesses with Local Charities



Left: JoLae Brandt-Shapiro, choreographer/dancer, Reckless In Vegas; center: Michael Shapiro,
leader, Reckless In Vegas; right: Agnes Roux, dancer, Reckless In Vegas.


Portion of Ticket Sales to Benefit Those in Need


Reckless In Vegas, the power trio whose utterly distinctive sound offers a Modern Twist on Vintage Vegas, announces Ante Up: a collaborative community give-back program created to connect Southern Nevada businesses with local charities. With its residency inside SAHARA Las Vegas officially launching on June 30, participating businesses can pledge to donate a dollar amount per each Reckless In Vegas ticket sold to a local charity.

Through the Ante Up program, businesses can select a local charity of their choice or support one of Reckless In Vegas’ partner charities (St. Jude’s Ranch for Children or Notoriety Gives) to provide crucial services to the area’s most vulnerable children.

As a Reckless In Vegas partner charity, St. Jude’s Ranch for Children transforms the lives of abused and at-risk children, young adults and families. The organization currently provides programs such as foster care services, homeless youth services, child sex trafficking services and other support services, including educational support, clinical services, job training, discharge services and post-secondary education scholarships.

Established in 2017 in response to the 1 October tragedy which occurred at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, the band’s other partner, charity Notoriety Gives, commemorates the resiliency and compassion of the Las Vegas community and supports at-risk children and youth through the healing power of the arts. Providing access to all forms of the performing arts, Notoriety Gives empowers children to utilize their talents and skills through programs encompassing self-expression, creativity and confidence.

“With a portion of ticket sales going directly to local charities, we have the ability to create a substantial impact in the Southern Nevada community,” says Michael Shapiro, band founder, Reckless In Vegas. “Las Vegas is my hometown, and I cannot wait to see how much money we raise this year to serve those in need.”

Participating organizations make a one-month commitment of donating $3, $4 or $5 per Reckless In Vegas show ticket sold, including eight to 10 shows per month and up to 270 tickets per show. At the end of the month, Reckless In Vegas ticket sale numbers will be provided to the sponsor and the local business will write a check directly to the selected charity.

For more information or to learn how to become an Ante Up sponsor, interested businesses should contact Reckless In Vegas at or (702) 508-6382.

Reckless In Vegas offers a Modern Twist on Vintage Vegas with exhilarating original renditions of beloved classics by the Rat Pack, Elvis Presley and more. The power trio comprised of Michael Shapiro (band founder, lead vocals, guitar), Jack E. Roth (drums) and Chris Nichols (bass, vocals), brings high-energy performances to its summer residency inside the SAHARA Las Vegas Theatre. Whether audiences remember the swinging Vegas lounge era days or were born much later, Reckless In Vegas brings something for everyone. Video montages, dialogue, humor, modern hard-rocking grooves and tender moments of balladry combine to create a truly original take on this classic genre. For more information on Reckless In Vegas or its residency at SAHARA Las Vegas, visit or follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

SAHARA Las Vegas is an all-encompassing resort and casino with 1,613 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers – including the AAA® Four Diamond Alexandria Tower, more than 85,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, AZILO Ultra Pool, two rooftop pools and a collection of acclaimed restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The inviting casino occupies 60,000 square feet and features approximately 600 of the latest slot and video poker machines, 50 classic table games, Infinity – a premium gaming lounge, The Poker Room at SAHARA Las Vegas and a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. An impressive selection of culinary and cocktail offerings includes Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™, named “Best Restaurant in Nevada” by Business Insider; famed Philadelphia sports bar Chickie’s & Pete’s; The Noodle Den from renowned Chef Guoming “Sam” Xin; CASBAR Lounge; Uno Más; Prendi; The Tangier; Zeffer’s and, coming soon, James Beard award-winning Chef Shawn McClain’s Balla. SAHARA Las Vegas is also proud to serve as home to MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas presented by Channing Tatum. SAHARA Las Vegas players can also enjoy the perks of an Infinity Rewards membership, a joint loyalty program between SAHARA and its sister property Grand Sierra Resort and Casino Reno, which gives players the opportunity to earn and redeem rewards across both destinations. SAHARA Las Vegas is a minority-owned business certified by the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council. For more information, please visit and stay connected on InstagramFacebook and Twitter

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Reckless In Vegas Launches Ante Up Give-Back Program to Connect Southern Nevada Businesses with Local Charities
Reckless In Vegas Launches Ante Up Give-Back Program to Connect Southern Nevada Businesses with Local Charities