96.3 KKLZ’s Super Summer Bash, Starring Iconic 80’s Performers, Comes to Orleans Arena Aug. 25

96.3 KKLZ’s Super Summer Bash, Starring Iconic 80’s Performers, Comes to Orleans Arena Aug. 25

Top artists of the ‘80s, including Boy George, The Romantics, Tiffany, Tommy Tutone, Nu Shooz and Farrington and Mann, will bring their classic hits to 96.3 KKLZ’s Super Summer Bash at the Orleans Arena on Friday, Aug. 25.

Eighties music lovers will be taken back to one of the most celebrated eras in music history as they sing along to their favorite songs during a hit-filled evening hosted by Mike O’Brian and Carla Rea from “The KKLZ Morning Show.”

Legendary singer-songwriter and award-winning DJ Boy George burst into the music scene spinning his house and electronic music sets as a DJ in the late 1970s. In 1982, Boy George became the lead singer of pop band Culture Club, releasing the No. 1 single “Karma Chameleon.” Boy George went on to pursue a solo career in 1987 and released a series of hits, including “Everything I Own,” “The Crying Game” and “Coming Home.” Throughout his career, he has sold more than 100 million singles and 50 million albums and continues to be one of the most successful and in-demand DJs in the world.

Formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1976, The Romantics won over fans with their power pop sound, matching retro outfits, including their signature red leather suits, and high-energy performances. The Romantics are best known for their top hits “Talking in Your Sleep,” “One in a Million,” “What I Like About You” and “Test of Time” The group’s lineup features original members Wally Palmar, Mike Skill and Rich Cole, along with Brad Elvis.

Popstar Tiffany rose to fame with her No. 1 hit single “I Think We’re Alone Now.” Tiffany followed up her success with another No. 1 song “Could’ve Been” as well as a series of chart-topping hits, including “I Saw Him Standing There,” “All This Time” and “Radio Romance.” The pop icon became the youngest female artist to top the Billboard album charts and has sold more than 15 million albums to date. In 2016, Tiffany debuted her most recent album “A Million Miles.”

Best known for their top hits “867-5309/Jenny” and “Angel Say No,” Tommy Tutone rocked the early ‘80s as one of the most popular power pop bands. In 1982, “867-5309/Jenny” reached No. 4 on the Billboard Top 40 chart and became a gold-selling hit. The power pop group has released five hit albums, including “Tommy Tutone,” “Tommy Tutone 2,” “National Emotion,” “Nervous Love” and “Tutone.rtf.” The band’s current lineup includes Tommy Heath, Jimmy James, Greg Georgeson and Andy Gauthier.

In 1985, Nu Shooz’s popularity skyrocketed after releasing their EP “Tha’s Right,” which included their hit song “I Can’t Wait.” The song became an even bigger hit after it was remixed by Dutch DJ Peter Slaghuis, making “I Can’t Wait” a No. 3 Billboard Hot 100 single in 1986. After signing a record deal with Atlantic Records, the band went on to release more hit songs, including “Point of No Return,” “Are You Lookin’ for Somebody Nu” and “Should I Say Yes.” In 2012, the band released their most recent ‘80s-styled album “Kung Pao Kitchen.” Three years later, Nu Shooz’s hit “I Can’t Wait” gained new popularity after being featured in a TV commercial.

Farrington and Mann first took the stage together in 1985 as the original vocalists for the band When in Rome U.K., where they released the hit songs “The Promise” and “Heaven Knows.” Farrington and Mann reformed in 2009 as “Farrington and Mann: The Original When in Rome U.K.” with Rob Juarez. The band is currently touring the U.S. and plans to tour at countries around the world, including the Philippines, Canada and more.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleanscasino.com or www.ticketmaster.com; or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.

About Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, a Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multi-purpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. In addition, the Orleans Arena is one of only a handful of arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events. For more information, call 702-365-7469 or visit www.OrleansArena.com. Stay connected to the Orleans Arena on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleansarena) and on Twitter (@orleansarena). The Orleans Arena is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Super Summer Bash Starring Boy George Comes to Orleans Arena Aug. 25

Super Summer Bash Starring Boy George Comes to Orleans Arena Aug. 25
Tickets will be available for purchase at 10 a.m. on June 16


Celebrate summer at 96.3 KKLZ’s Super Summer Bash starring iconic singer-songwriter Boy George at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25 at the Orleans Arena. The event will be hosted by Mike O’Brian and Carla Rea from “The KKLZ Morning Show” and will feature classic hits that audiences can sing along to from top artists of the ‘70s and ‘80s.

The event lineup features The Romantics, Tiffany, Tommy Tutone, Nu Shooz and original members of When in Rome U.K., Farrington and Mann.


Pre-sale tickets are available for members of the KKLZ VIP Club with an exclusive pre-sale code beginning Wednesday, June 14 at 10 a.m.

General admission tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 16 and are available from $39. Tickets can be purchased at www.orleansarena.com,  www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000.

Orleans Arena
4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103

South Point Arena, Beasley Broadcasting and On The Edge Promotions Host Inaugural Art & Ink Festival Featuring Junefest

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South Point Arena, Beasley Broadcasting and On The Edge Promotions Host Inaugural Art & Ink Festival Featuring Junefest

June 28 – 30

The worlds of tattoo artistry and old-school rock ‘n’ roll will combine this June as The South Point Arena, in partnership with Beasley Broadcasting and On The Edge Promotions, will host the inaugural Art & Ink Festival featuring Junefest June 28 – 30.

During the Art & Ink Festival, The South Point Arena will become a world of ink as it transforms into a maze of the top tattoo artists in the business from local ink slingers to international talents. The two festivals will combine to create one long party-filled weekend of the most dynamite collection of talent in one place. Fans can enjoy classic car shows, live music, burlesque performances, art shows, pin-up fashion and of course a mass of highly-talented tattoo artists.

The weekend will kickoff with a lineup of events hosted by 107.9 BOB FM on Friday, June 28. Fans will experience a day of foot stomping rockabilly with the Stray Cats former double-base player Lee Rocker and former drummer Slim Jim Phantom, featuring the earliest styles of rock ‘n’ roll. Several of the top local food trucks will be in attendance to provide guests with a variety of dining options throughout the day.

The energy will continue as 96.3 KKLZ, a classic hits radio station anchors the action on Saturday, June 29. Headlining the day is KC & the Sunshine Band, one of the most popular party bands of all time. The musical lineup for the day also includes Tommy Tutone and Bobby Kimball, original lead singer of TOTO. In the afternoon, festival-goers have the opportunity to sample a range of craft beers during the Hop Brewfest, featuring a variety of local craft brewers.

Local radio station 105.7 FM The OASIS, a rhythmic adult contemporary format, will sponsor the final day of the festival on Sunday, June 30. Throughout the day, fans can see the best retro cars on the West Coast on display presented by Memory Lane Car Club. To conclude the weekend of culture and lifestyle entertainment, the winners of the classic car show, tattoo art contest and airbrushing event will be announced.

The Art & Ink Festival featuring Junefest will take place Friday from 3 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more event information, please call 702-797-8005 or visit the South Point Event website or LV Art ‘N’ Ink website.


About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

Featuring 2,200 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a race and sports book area featuring separate viewing areas for both horse racing and general sporting events; a wide variety of dining options, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room; the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon; a fabulous 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment; a16-screen Cinemark movie complex; a state-of-the-art, 64-lane bowling center; and a 165,000-square foot convention center. In addition, South Point holds one of the finest event facilities in the country with the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, which features more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.


For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and foursquare.