Stars Celebrate Muhammad Ali’s 70th Birthday in Las Vegas at Keep Memory Alive’s Annual “Power of Love Gala” Fundraiser


Event Honored “The Greatest of All Time” at Fundraiser for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center

“Ali 70th From Las Vegas” Airs on ESPN2 on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 p.m.

Presented by Bill Edwards Presents


Keep Memory Alive’s 16th annual Power of Love Gala on Saturday, Feb. 18, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas brought out some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment to celebrate Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday and raise funds for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center.


Highlights of the evening included a heartfelt “Happy Birthday” serenade by Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg leading the crowd in chanting “Ali” during his performance of “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?” and famed boxers Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield and Tommy “Hitman” Hearns joining LL Cool J on stage for “Mama Said Knock You Out.” Stars like Sean Combs, Samuel L. Jackson, Terrence Howard and David Beckham gave personal remarks and remembrances about “The Greatest” while Lenny Kravitz, Cee Lo Green and Kelly Rowland performed for Ali and the sold-out crowd of about 2,000.

The once-in-a-lifetime birthday celebration, “Ali 70th From Las Vegas,” will air nationally on ESPN2 on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 p.m. local time in all markets. ABC will air the celebration in Las Vegas at 4 p.m. PT that day as well. For possible ABC broadcast in all other markets, viewers should check their local listings.

Performers and celebrity supporters who appeared at the event included Cindy Crawford, Randy Gerber, Samuel L. Jackson, David Beckham, Larry King, Quincy Jones, Ken Jeong, Buzz Aldrin, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Common, Lenny Kravitz, Sean Combs, Anthony Hopkins, John Legend, Chris Cornell, Cee Lo Green, Joe Perry, Slash, Terrence Howard, Kris Kristofferson, David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Andre Agassi, Stefanie Graf, Jim Brown, Randy Couture, Brad Garrett, Kelly Rowland, Dave Koz, Robin Leach, James Gandolfini, Steve Schirripa, John Paul DeJoria, Tony Danza, Raphael Saadiq, Haley Reinhart, and Sammy Hagar.  Boxing icons who attended include Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield, Ken Norton, Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Tommy “Hitman” Hearns.

In keeping with its 16-year history, the Power of Love Gala showcased a celebrity-chef-packed dinner featuring creations by Tom Colicchio, Scott Conant, Michael Mina and Wolfgang Puck. Guests were treated to a Dom Perignon reception and were able to bid on one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items, including Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves he wore to defeat Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas in 1965 and an extravagant vacation of a lifetime for two couples on David Copperfield’s private island in the Bahamas.

The gala’s celebration for Ali aligns with the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s recent launch of a landmark study examining the long-term brain health of professional fighters. Aiming to improve the safety and health of fighters, the study will help determine whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, along with other tests, can detect subtle changes in brain health that correlate with impaired thinking and functioning.  Researchers hope the information uncovered by this research will eventually result in better ways to prevent permanent brain injury in not only fighters, but also in others who may suffer from brain trauma.

The Power of Love Gala was produced by Bill Edwards Presents Inc. and supported by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), Muhammad Ali Enterprises and Keep Memory Alive, the fundraising arm of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The star-studded celebration for Ali honored the boxing legend’s contribution to the world and raised awareness for Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

About Cleveland Clinic:

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic Health System includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals and 18 Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2010, there were 4 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 167,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 100 countries. Visit us at  Follow us at


About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for cognitive disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health continuously work towards the development of early diagnosis and the advancement of knowledge concerning mild cognitive disorders, which could one day delay or prevent their onset.  Patients receive expert diagnosis and treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment, promoting collaboration across all care providers, offering patients a complete continuum of care and infusing education and research into all that it does. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses clinical space, a diagnostic center, neuroimaging rooms, physician offices, laboratories devoted to clinical research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center.  For more information, visit


About Keep Memory Alive:

Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas.  For additional information call (702) 263-9797 or visit


About The Muhammad Ali Center:

The Muhammad Ali Center is a cultural attraction and international education center that is inspired by the ideals of Muhammad Ali. The Center serves as the global hub for championing the social significance of Muhammad Ali; its experience incorporates as organizing elements, six prevailing core values of Ali’s life: respect, confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, and spirituality. Much more than a place to tell the story of one man’s incredible 70-year journey, the Muhammad Ali Center reaches beyond its physical walls to fulfill its mission. In 2012, the Center’s activities will ensure that the rising generation understands and actively adopts Ali’s core values to create a powerful new movement: Generation Ali. For more information, please call (502) 584-9254 or visit


About Bill Edwards Presents Inc.:

A premier live entertainment company, Bill Edwards Presents Inc. has been producing world-class attractions for more than a decade.  The company has established itself through producing shows and events in a variety of venues – including festivals, theaters, casinos-resorts, performing arts centers and arenas.  Known for its reputation of aligning with award winning talent, Bill Edwards Presents is based in St. Petersburg, Florida.


About The LVCVA:

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With approximately 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to or

Actress Rasheda Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali
Actor Samuel L. Jackson and wife LaTanya Richardson
Recording artist Chris Isaak and his dog Rodney
Brad Garrett and IsaBeall Quella
Recording artist/actor Kris Kristofferson


Recording artist and actor Common
Actor Anthony Hopkins
Singer Haley Reinhart
Actor Tony Danza, television personality Larry King and sportscaster Charley Steine


Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin (L) and Michelle Sucillon
Recording artist John Legend
Recording artist Lenny Kravitz
Recording artist Ne-Yo
Chef Emeril Lagasse, Keep Memory Alive Founder Larry Ruvo, recording artist Sammy Hagar and illusionist David Copperfield
Photo Credit – Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive

MGM GRAND: Special Guests Lil Jon, Cee Lo Green, Kid Cudi and Slash to Appear at Lenny Kravitz’s Concert Sunday, February 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena

Lil Jon, Cee Lo Green, Kid Cudi and Slash Appear as Special Guests at Lenny Kravitz’s Concert

Sunday, February 19 at MGM Grand Garden Arena

Tickets Now on Sale


Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz comes to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, Feb. 19. Kravitz’ Las Vegas stop on his Black and White America tour will include special appearances by Lil Jon, Cee Lo Green, Kid Cudi and Slash.

Spanning his 20-year music career, Kravitz has won four GRAMMY® Awards and sold more than 35 million albums worldwide. He released his ninth studio album Black and White America in August 2011 to critical acclaim.


Date:                                       Sunday, Feb. 19                      
Time:                                      8 p.m.
Prices:                                     $125, $99 and $75 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy:                                        Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also are available for purchase at or

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Updated Entertainment/Nightlife Schedule

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Updated Entertainment / NIGHTLIFE Schedule

Just added:

The Joint:
Cathy and David Guetta’s F*** Me I’m Famous! – May 29
Kid Cudi – June 24

Stephen Marley – June 10
Toots and the Maytals – June 15
Kenny Wayne Shepherd – July 30
Matisyahu – Aug. 6
Collective Soul – Sept. 10

Special Guest Cee Lo Green – May 22
After Hours with Victor Calderone – May 28
SIN on Sunday Presents The Warriors – June 5

Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company:
Carey Hart Autograph Signing – May 6

Scooter & Lavelle host Memorial Day – May 30


Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company
Carey Hart Autograph Signing Event *just added/this weekend* Friday, May 6 from 8 to 8:45 p.m.
Carey Hart will be signing autographs for fans from 8 to 8:45 p.m. on Friday, May 6 at Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company. Mike Mason, Josh Hill, Chris Blose and Ivan Tedesco will also be providing autographs at that time.

A state-of-the-art sound system delivers an unforgettable live music experience to the intimate 4,000 capacity venue. The Joint offers seven VIP Luxury Suites and a prestigious VIP Level. A superior video system and more versatile stage enhances any production — creating an experience that surpasses all expectations and makes The Joint the most dynamic, sophisticated and authentic venue in Las Vegas.

Shows at The Joint, by Rogue can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at, or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. For groups of 12 or more call 702.693.5220 or email

Cathy and David Guetta’s F*** Me I’m Famous! *just added* Sunday, May 29 at 10 p.m.
Tickets start at $40 On sale now
GRAMMY® award-winning DJ and music producer David Guetta along with wife Cathy and Angel Management Group bring the legendary F*** Me I’m Famous! party to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 29.

The seductive and iconic event will feature world-renowned artist David Guetta spinning his chart-topping hits during F*** Me I’m Famous! Identical to its original party in Ibiza, dazzling décor will adorn The Joint as seductive dancers in extravagant costumes captivate clubgoers to provide an experience unlike any other.

Cathy and David Guetta have been delivering the highly acclaimed party for years and have established a loyal following among A-listers. The remarkable ongoing event has played host to some of the best of French electronic superstars, including Bob Sinclar, Daft Punk, Laurent Garnier and Martin Soleig.

David Guetta has collaborated with some of the most celebrated artists in the world, including Kelly Rowland, Lil Wayne, Jennifer Lopez, Kylie Minogue, Taio Cruz, Fergie, Kid Cudi and more. His electrifying and infectious beats have been heard around the world in “When Love Takes Over” featuring Kelly Rowland, “Gettin Over You” featuring Chris Willis, Fergie and LMFAO and “Sexy Chick” featuring Akon which all landed No. 1 in the United Kingdom. He has sold more than three million albums and 15 million singles worldwide.

VIP tables and suites are available for purchase at or 702.526.8211. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend this event.

Kid Cudi *just added* Friday, June 24 at 9 p.m.
(Special guest Chip Tha Ripper)
Tickets start at $39.50 On sale Saturday, May 7 at noon
Hip Hop sensation Kid Cudi’s The Cud Life Tour hits The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, June 24 with special guest Chip Tha Ripper.

Cudi’s first hit “Day ‘N’ Nite” was inspired by the passing of his uncle and changed his life forever. Recorded in a pitch-black room, Cudi put his heart into the gloomy pop-hit. After posting it on his MySpace, the song started racking up hits and eventually caught the attention of A-Trak, Kanye West’s former tour DJ. A-Trak fell in love with song, and Cudi ended up signing a single deal on the DJ’s Fool’s Gold label. A critically-acclaimed mixtape, A KiD Named CuDi was the MC’s first full body of work.

The game truly changed when A-Trak played “Day N Nite” at Kanye West’s “Stronger” premiere party. West loved the song and saw enough potential in Cudi that he flew him out to Hawaii to do reference hooks for Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3. Soon, West and Cudi started work on Kanye’s 808s & Heartbreak album. Cudi’s sing-songy, eclectic style was the perfect match for 808s & Heartbreak and the up-and-comer ended up writing four songs. With West behind him and a Billboard hit with “Day ‘N’ Nite,” Cudi inked a deal with Kanye’s G.O.O.D music label. Soon after, he parlayed that into a major deal with Universal Motown.

On September 15, 2009, Kid Cudi released his debut album Man On The Moon: The End Of Day, a genre-bending concept album that took people through Scott Mescudi’s, aka Kid Cudi, dreams, nightmares, and unique views of the world. Featuring production from Emile, Plain Pat, RATATAT, MGMT and Kanye West, the album sold 104,419 copies its first week, landing No. 4 on the Billboard chart. The album’s reception proved Universal Motown President Sylvia Rhone’s assertion that Cudi was a “game-changer in hip-hop.” To date, he’s sold over 4.6 million digital singles, 1.3 million mobiletones, and according to The Hype Machine, he is among the top ten most blogged about artists of all-time.

Cudi released his sophomore album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, in 2010. The album featured Kanye West, Mary J. Blige and GLC, with production from Emile, Plain Pat, Jim Jonsin, Diplo, Dot Da Genius and others.

Tiësto In Concert *this weekend* May 7 and 28, July 2, Sept. 3,
Oct. 1 and 29, Dec. 3
Tickets start at $50 On sale now
Tiësto In Concert is a groundbreaking live show featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Tiësto In Concert is a visual and aural experience of epic magnitude that has been created exclusively for The Joint. Tiësto In Concert is the most immense Tiësto experience Las Vegas has ever witnessed.

His recently completed Kaleidoscope World Tour spanned more than 15 months and 175 dates across six continents playing to more than 1 million people. The tour featured an epic live show including an exhibition of lasers, light shows, and state of the art video content as well as sound from one of the most powerful sound systems ever used.

Widely regarded as the No. 1 DJ in the world, Tiësto has worked with global superstars such as Nelly Furtado, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Goldfrapp and more. Tiësto’s latest album Kaleidoscope Remixed is a reworking of his fourth album Kaleidoscope and includes a stunning collection of songs written and recorded in collaboration with a variety of music talents from the worlds of dance, pop and rock. He was nominated for a Grammy in 2007, voted No. 1 DJ in the world by DJ Magazine three years in a row, voted No. 1 DJ in the World 2008 by Mixmag Magazine and has sold millions of records worldwide.

Tickets are available online at,, or by phone at 800.745.3000. For more information, visit or

The Moody Blues Friday, May 13 at 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $39.50 On sale now

Rock icons The Moody Blues’ 2011 U.S. tour makes a stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, May 13. The band, whose legacy spans four decades of hit-making and sell-out tours, continues to entertain audiences with their timeless music.

The Moody Blues’ legendary hit “Nights In White Satin,” originally released in 1967 from their landmark Days Of Future Passed album, recently landed at No. 2 on the UK Rock Chart and at No. 27 on the BBC Radio 1 chart, marking the fourth time the single has charted in its more than 40-year history. The song’s resurgence ignited from a recent smash cover performance by Matt Cardle, current winner of Simon Cowell’s hit UK show “The X Factor.”

The Moody Blues have sold in excess of 70 million albums worldwide and have been awarded an astonishing 14 platinum and gold albums. Their incredible roster of hits includes “Nights In White Satin,” “Tuesday Afternoon,” “Ride My See Saw,” “The Story In Your Eyes,” “Isn’t Life Strange,” “Question,” “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band),” “Your Wildest Dreams,” and “I Know You’re Out There Somewhere,” to name a few. The Moody Blues have generated sold-out tours on a consistent basis over the course of several decades, making them one of the top-grossing album and tour bands in existence.

Guitarist/vocalist Justin Hayward, bassist/vocalist John Lodge and drummer Graeme Edge offer their fans a special opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with them on their exclusive Storytellers Experiences and Backstage Tours packages, which will be available for their show at The Joint.

The ultimate Moody Blues VIP experiences give fans the rare opportunity to join the rock legends pre-show, telling some of their wildest personal stories and recounting decades of international performances. The exclusive Storytellers Experiences will be available to purchase online at a first-come-first serve basis. Fans can also experience the Moody Blues’ Backstage Tour which includes a tour of the stage in which fans can meet some of the crew, see the band’s instruments and perhaps catch a glimpse of the band members themselves.

Both packages include a front of the venue concert ticket, early access to the merchandise booth to get first choice of the tour items, and a limited edition merchandise package. Additional VIP packages are available including VIP seating and/or merchandise packages. VIP experience details are available through the Moody Blues’ official fan club, managed by PAID, Inc. at

Tim McGraw Tuesday, June 7 at 8 p.m.
(Special guest Brantley Gilbert)
Tickets start at $67.50 On sale now
Tim McGraw, named country music’s No. 1 touring act of 2010 by Billboard, makes a special stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, June 7.

Tim McGraw has sold more than 40 million units and dominated the charts with 32 No. 1 singles, including his latest, “Felt Good On My Lips,” a bonus track from Number One Hits. With 7.8 million radio spins, he was the most-played artist of the past decade. Southern Voice, his most recent studio album, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s “Top Country Albums” chart and the title track hit No. 1 on Billboard’s “Country Songs” chart. His “Southern Voice” tour was the No. 1 country music tour of 2010. McGraw has won three Grammy awards, 14 Academy of Country Music awards, 11 Country Music Association awards, 10 American Music awards, three People’s Choice awards and numerous other awards.

Deftones Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m.
(Special guests The Dillinger Escape Plan and Le Butcherettes)
Tickets start at $30.50 On sale now
After a sold out show with Alice in Chains in fall 2010, Deftones return to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, June 11 with special guests The Dillinger Escape Plan and Le Butcherettes.

Deftones, one of the most enduring and influential forces in modern rock, released their latest album Diamond Eyes in May 2010. The sixth full-length studio effort by the Grammy-winning, platinum-certified group was produced and mixed by Nick Raskulinecz (Alice in Chains, Coheed & Cambria, Foo Fighters). The band recorded the album after their best friend and bassist Chi Cheng sustained a debilitating brain injury from a car accident in November 2008. recently premiered a new video for lead single “Diamond Eyes,” which was shot in Los Angeles and directed by Roboshobo (Metallica, Mastodon, B-52’s).

As a band out of high school, Deftones mixed trip hop with thrash, melodic vocals with crushing reverb and pretty with ugly. As chart-toppers and headliners, they have crossed over genres and defied categorization. Above all, Deftones have stuck together throughout their often-turbulent tenure and now deliver one of the most compelling records of their career.

Critics, marketers and radio alike have struggled with where to place or how to define Deftones. The band has played with punk rockers L7, toured with Metallica and appealed to some of the same fan base as Morrissey and generally defied simple, and ultimately pointless genre classification.

Wiz Khalifa Monday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m.
(Special guests Big Sean and Chevy Woods)
Tickets start at $31 On sale now
Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers World Tour hits the road this summer and makes a stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Monday, June 27. Khalifa, best known for his No. 1 smash hit “Black and Yellow,” will be joined by special guests Big Sean and Chevy Woods.

Widespread Panic Friday, July 15 – Saturday, July 16 at 8 p.m.
(Special guests Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe – July 15; Lotus – July 16)
Tickets start at $44.50 On sale now
This year marks the 25th anniversary for Widespread Panic and their 2011 tour includes a special two-night stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16.

As part of the yearlong celebration of their 25th anniversary, Widespread Panic wants to show appreciation for their fans by returning to some of the venues their fans deemed as favorites. The band performed to a sold out crowd at The Joint in October 2010 and selected to return to the venue as part of the anniversary tour. The band and fans loved the atmosphere at The Joint and special activities will be planned throughout the property for the weekend as part of their celebratory return.

After 25 years, Widespread Panic continues to be one of the top touring acts in the country, playing packed houses and setting attendance records throughout the U.S. Their live performances have become legendary and their fans travel from all over to witness the experience.

SOUNDWAVES Poolside Concert Series
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino unveils SOUNDWAVES, a summer poolside concert series, with a performance by Stephen Marley at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 10. Located in the Hard Rock Beach Club, SOUNDWAVES highlights some of today’s hottest bands and artists in a unique and intimate setting. Guests can enjoy the acts as well as the party scene from in front of the stage or chill to the sounds of the performers from a VIP cabana. For cabana reservations and information, please call 702.693.5555.

Ticket for SOUNDWAVES can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. Dates and times are subject to change. For more information, visit

Stephen Marley *just added* Friday, June 10 at 9 p.m.
Tickets – $28.50 On sale Friday, May 6 at noon
Son of Bob Marley, Reggae’s most transcendent and iconic figure, Stephen Marley helps kick off the debut of SOUNDWAVES at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, June 10. The son of the music legend began performing when he was only six years old. In his early career, Stephen played guitar, sang and occasionally wrote songs for Melody Makers, his brother Ziggy’s band. To satisfy his creative interests, Stephen became familiar behind the scenes of the music industry, doing production for his brothers Damian and Julian. His production work with Damian’s Halfway Tree helped him win a Grammy Award for “Best Reggae” album. Stephen debuted Mind Control in March 2007, an acoustic online version was released in 2008 with the album hitting stores in 2009. Stephen has worked with The Fugees, Eve, Krayzie Bone, Erykah Badu and may others. His latest album was released in early 2011.

Toots and the Maytals *just added* Wednesday, June 15 at 8 p.m.
Tickets – $21 in advance, $26 day of show On sale Friday, May 6 at noon

Best known for their ska and reggae vocal talents, Jamaican musical group Toots and the Maytals takes over the SOUNDWAVES stage at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, June 15. Formed in the early 1960s, Toots and the Maytals have helped to chart the course of Jamaican music with unrivaled delivery and dynamism, setting new standards of excellence and becoming the most enduring of all Jamaica’s groups. The band has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for albums Skafather, Toots in Memphis, and Toots Live. Other notable achievements include a Guinness World Record for shortest time between the recording and release of a live album, only Jamaican group to have both sides of an album become No. 1 on the charts and numerous No. 1 hits.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd *just added* Saturday, July 30 at 9 p.m.
Tickets – $30 On sale Friday, May 6 at noon

Blues rocker Kenny Wayne Shepherd performs poolside at SOUNDWAVES at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, July 30. Shepherd exploded on the music scene in the mid-‘90s and garnered huge amounts of radio play. He released his first album Ledbetter Heights in 1995 which sold more than 500,000 copies by early 1996. Ledbetter Heights impressed the music industry with its range of styles including acoustic blues, rock blues, Texas blues and Louisiana blues. He released Trouble is… in 1998, earning a Grammy Award nomination, released Live On a year later and The Play You’re In in 2004. Shepherd has since filmed a documentary, a story about his trip across the South with a portable recording studio. In 2010, he released his latest album Live! In Chicago.

Matisyahu *just added* Saturday, Aug. 6 at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets – $27.50 in advance, $30 day of show On sale Friday, May 6 at noon
Groundbreaking artist Matisyahu performs at SOUNDWAVES at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, Aug. 6. In 2004, Matisyahu emerged with his debut album Shake Off The Dust…Arise. The unconventional artist raps about the glories of traditional Judaism over reggae beats. Throughout his career, Matisyahu has garnered Grammy Award nominations including “Best Reggae Album,” numerous gold records and a broad and faithful fanbase.

Collective Soul *just added* Saturday, Sept. 10 at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets – $34.50 On sale Friday, May 6 at noon
Collective Soul rocks the SOUNDSWAVES poolside stage at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, Sept. 10. Collective Soul gained a special place in the hearts of music lovers when they burst onto the scene in 1993 with the rock anthem Shine. The self-titled Collective Soul, released in March 1995, became the album that would help define their catchy melodies and guitar driven songs. In 2007, the band released Afterwords, sold exclusively through Target, which opened at No.25 on the Billboard “Comprehensive Albums” chart and No. 5 on the Billboard “Top Internet Albums” chart. “Tremble For My Beloved” found Collective Soul on the soundtrack to Twilight – one of the hottest movies of 2008. Now with new fans, a new label and new momentum, Collective Soul is excited by their latest studio effort and is back to having fun.


Body English
Known for its elegant décor of mirrored walls and crystal chandeliers, Body English will open its doors for a special event on May 7.

May 7 *this weekend*
Dodge Motorsports and Hart & Huntington Supercross Event
Join Carey Hart and the Supercross athletes of Monster and Hart & Huntington along with co-host Dodge Motorsports as Body English re-opens for one night only. DJ Bobby B from KMK will spinning for the crowd.

Vanity Nightclub is open Friday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Cover charge is $20 for women and $40 for men; local ladies enter for free at all times. VIP booths and tables start at $500. For VIP booths and tables, Vanity guests can call 702.693.5555 or visit

Vanity Fridays & Saturdays
Vanity Nightclub lights up every Friday starting at 10 p.m. with the energetic beats of resident DJ Eric D-Lux, straight from Los Angeles’ #1 radio station Power 106.

Each Saturday, Vanity will welcome a special guest DJ:

May 7 *this weekend*
DJ Scene

May 14
DJ MattyMatt

May 22 *just added*
Special guest Cee Lo Green

May 28
DJ Homicide
After Hours with Victor Calderone *just added*

June 4
DJ Shift

June 11
DJ Scene

June 18
DJ Grahamfunke

June 25
DJ Stonerokk

SIN on Sunday
Vanity Nightclub hosts the hottest Industry night with SIN on Sunday where locals get in free. Resident DJ, DJ FIVE tears up the turntables every Sunday night to help locals jump start their week.

May 8 *this weekend*
Supercross After Party hosted by Mike Mason, Ivan Tedesco & Chris Blose

June 5 *just added*
The Warriors Party: Best Group Costume wins $5,000 in cash & prizes

Hard Rock Beach Club
The Hard Rock Beach Club is open from 11 a.m. to sunset Monday through Friday and opens at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Cover charge is $20 for ladies and $40 for men. Beach attire is strictly enforced. For additional information, please call 702-693-5555.

Reload Fridays
Kick off the weekend at the hottest Friday day party in Las Vegas.

Revel Saturdays
Spend your Saturday in the sun like a rock star while enjoying all that the Hard Rock Beach Club has to offer.

May 14
Special Guest Mann

May 21
Special Guest Iyaz

June 11
Special Guest Dirt Nasty

RELAX Mondays
Relax Mondays at Hard Rock Beach Club is the city’s premiere weekly industry pool party offering free admission to Las Vegas locals.

May 30 *just added*
Scooter & Lavelle host Memorial Day

Poolside glamour rules as the preeminent “daylife” experience, REHAB, takes place each Sunday. In its eighth year, the once intimate poolside party has grown into a world-renowned destination for thousands of weekend revelers including A-list celebrities and some of the music industry’s biggest acts. Named one of the top10 pools in the world by the Travel Channel and one of Tripadvisor’s top 10 sexiest hotels in the US, REHAB offers 50 poolside cabanas that include 42-inch HD plasma TVs and poolside spa service options courtesy of Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa. Resident DJs, Eric D-Lux and Shift keep the energy high every Sunday. Cover charge is $20 for women and $40 for men, local ladies enter for free at all times.

May 22
Special guest Cee Lo Green

May 29
Memorial Day Weekend featuring Drake

About The Joint, by Rogue
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled destination. The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards in 2010 and 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with an ongoing roster of legendary artists taking its stage including the first rock ‘n’ roll residency in Las Vegas with Carlos Santana’s Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Motley Crüe, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice in Chains, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue is also home to Tiësto In Concert, a groundbreaking live show created exclusively for The Joint featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000. / Keep up with the latest updates on The Joint via Facebook and Twitter.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a premier destination entertainment resort in Las Vegas, owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where such acts as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Nine Inch Nails and The Killers have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Hard Rock Hotel tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; the luxurious Vanity nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa; Reliquary Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise; REHAB, the trendsetting Sunday afternoon pool party; The Joint concert venue, home to Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; Poker Lounge; restaurants including Rare 120 steakhouse, the Tuscan-style Italian eatery AGO, world-renowned Nobu, Johnny Smalls, Pink Taco and Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 diner; numerous cocktail lounges; several retail stores; and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing shows in Las Vegas including Celine Dion at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos, and Barry Manilow at Paris. Our exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoaohs, which has attracted more than 7 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.