Rí Rá Las Vegas Sets Guinness World Record After Over 372 Hours of Nonstop Live Music
After 372 hours and 10 minutes of nonstop live music on the Las Vegas Strip, Rí Rá Las Vegas located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, set the Guinness World Record for the Longest Concert by Multiple Artists. Pending final review by Guinness World Record, the pub hosted nonstop live music with no more than 25-second breaks between songs and five-minute breaks between sets for nearly 16 days, ending its attempt at 1:10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 17.
Guided by Irish musician Dave Browne, the marathon concert featured a variety of musical styles. Many popular bands and musicians flew in from Ireland to support the attempt including Liam Reilly of renowned Irish rock band Bagatelle and the founder of the legendary Wolfe Tones, Derek Warfield. The pub surpassed the previous record of 360 hours, set by AJ’s Music Café in 2011, on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m.
Rí Rá’s record attempt for Longest Concert by Multiple Artists is pending final review from Guinness World Records, and the pub expects to be officially declared the record holder soon.
About Rí Rá Las Vegas
Crafted in the warm pub style of 19th century Ireland, Rí Rá Las Vegas is located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. The authentic Irish pub features a multitude of artifacts that were carefully restored in Wicklow, Ireland and shipped to their new home in Las Vegas. Rí Rá Las Vegas contains an authentic Victorian Shop bar that began its life in Ireland in the 1880s, a whiskey bar adorned with an original glazed jewelry cabinet from 1900, an oak floor from a whiskey distillery and an 8-foot-tall, 500-pound carved plaster statue of St. Patrick dating back to 1850. The pub hosts live entertainment seven nights a week in a music room constructed with artifacts dating back to 1890 from the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland. Born and raised in Dublin, Rí Rá Las Vegas owners David Kelly and Ciaran Sheehan have been close friends since they were 14-years-old. Kelly and Sheehan later partnered with Jay Luther, whom Kelly met while working for Guinness. Rí Rá Las Vegas is one of 10 pubs the trio has opened in the U.S.