Secondhand Serenade Headlines The Birdie Bar and VGK Watch Parties are Back at Topgolf Las Vegas

Secondhand Serenade Headlines The Birdie Bar, VGK Watch Parties are Back, Monday Night Cornhole Tournaments Bring More Fun to Football Game Viewings and Laugh Out Loud at Topgolf Laughs
Have some end-of-the-year fun with sports viewings, live entertainment and fun

 

As a memorable summer winds down, Topgolf Las Vegas continues the fun with more sports viewing events, laughs and live entertainment. Elevate football season with Monday Night Cornhole Tournaments and flick a finger football for a chance to win a free beer during professional football games. Get tickets now for the UFC 244 Viewing Party and Topgolf Laughs continues to fill the seats inside The Birdie Bar with a star-studded comedian lineup. Secondhand Serenade announces headlining show in December, get ‘yachty’ with Yatchy By Nature and rock bands New Politics and The Mowgli’s gear up for a fun holiday show in November. Topgolf also brings back VGK Watch Parties for fans to cheer on the Knights during away games and guests can win free prizes throughout the evening.

MONDAY NIGHT CORNHOLE TOURNAMENTS

Topgolf gets into the spirit of football season with Monday Night Football game viewings inside The Toyota Yard. The viewings are free and open to the public of all ages. Guests will have the ultimate viewing experience on the 48 foot high definition screen, open and comfortable seating and an extensive food and beverage menu. Seating in The Toyota Yard is on a first come, first serve basis.

In addition to enjoying the football action, sports lovers are encouraged to grab a cornhole compadre and register for the second season of Monday Night Cornhole Tournaments. Winning teams will receive prizes such as YETI Coolers, show tickets, football jerseys, VIP Topgolf experiences and more. Guests who order a bucket of six Miller Lites will receive a finger flick football board and can flick their way to an extra point for a chance to win a free seventh beer. Football boards are available during all professional football games. Registration for the tournaments is free. One registration is valid for a team of two. To register and see full schedule, visit https://topgolf.com/us/las-vegas/play/monday-night-cornhole/

OFFICIAL VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS WATCH PARTY

Topgolf is the ultimate destination to catch all the hockey highlights and cheer on for the Knights during away games. Watch the puck drop on the massive 48 foot high definition screen, win prizes including autographed memorabilia, tickets to VGK home games and more. Watch parties are free to the public and open to all ages.
Nov. 10 vs. Detroit Red Wings

2 p.m.

UFC 244 VIEWING PARTY

Get ready to throw down at the UFC 244 Watch Party. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of event and will take place on the fourth floor. Must be 21 years or older. Visit www.topgolf.com/las-vegas to purchase tickets.
Event: UFC 244
Date: Saturday, Nov. 2
Fight: Nate Diaz vs. Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal
Time: Doors at 5 p.m., main card at 7 p.m.

TOPGOLF LAUGHS

Bring on the laughs from inside The Birdie Bar as Topgolf Laughs brings out the hottest comedy acts every month. Doors open at 8 p.m. and show starts at 9 p.m. Show tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.topgolf.com/lasvegas. Must be 21 years or older.
Date: Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23
Comedian: Rocky LaPorte
Description: Rocky LaPorte’s appeal comes from his everyman, streetwise style of comedy. Delivering laughs in his trademark Brooklyn accent, he has become one of the most sought after comedians in the country, and has appeared on season 8 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing!” LaPorte received fifth place out of 10 contestants. A former Chicago truck driver and dock worker, LaPorte has accumulated a slew of performances throughout his career, including being a featured comic on Showtime‘s “The Godfathers of Comedy,” a special starring five of America’s most hilarious Italian-American comics. On the big screen, he has been seen in two Tim Allen movies – “Crazy on the Outside” and “The Shaggy Dog.”

DATE CHANGE: Saturday. Dec. 28 and Sunday, Dec. 29
Comedian: Jim Florentine
Description: Jim Florentine is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and television personality. Florentine is best known for co-hosting “That Metal Show” on VH1 Classic, as well as voicing several characters on Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers” including Special Ed and Bobby Fletcher, and is set to return in the near future. Florentine also hosts a popular podcast called “Comedy, Metal, Midgets” since 2011 and has a radio show on the Ozzy’s Boneyard channel on Sirius/XM. To date, he has released six stand up CDs, two comedy specials, six prank call CDs called Terrorizing Telemarketers and three hidden camera DVDs called Meet The Creeps. In 2017, Florentine launched a new book and a comedy special.

SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES/EVENTS

Date: Friday, Nov. 1
Artist: Craig Campbell
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 day of show
Location: The Birdie Bar
Age: All Ages
Time: 8 p.m.
Description: Long praised as a modern link to the traditional values of country’s past, singer-songwriter Craig Campbell has been waiting to release a new collection of music for five long years – and now that wait is finally over. Packed with all the down-home charm and up-town talent both fans and critics have come to love, Campbell’s patience has paid off in the form of seven diverse tracks – including the hit singles “See You Try” and “Outskirts of Heaven.” Taken as a whole, the project does more than just build off Campbell’s earlier success, it cements his status as a steady-handed star in the current era.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 2
Artist: Yachty By Nature
Cost: FREE
Location: The Toyota Yard
Age: All Ages
Time: 8 p.m.
Description: Yachty By Nature is a hot six-piece band that brings the finest in groovy soft yacht rock from the late ’70s and early ’80s. The group is a yachtical tribute to crowd-favorite artists like Michael McDonald, Hall & Oates, Boz Scaggs, Steely Dan, Toto, Christopher Cross, The Eagle and so much more. Expert musicality, groove and improvisational flavor ignite these classic vinyl cuts – big vocals, big instrumental talent, two saxes, double jazz flute and nonstop fun.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 8
Artist: Through the Roots
Cost: FREE
Location: The Toyota Yard
Age: All Ages
Time: 8 p.m.
Description: From what was once a dream inspired by close friends, to humble beginnings filled with living room jams, late nights writing songs in the garage, backyard house parties and countless complaints from neighbors, San Diego-based reggae/rock band Through the Roots was born. In early 2008, Evan Hawkins and Taylor Boatwright met at a local guitar center, it was there that Hawkins shared his vision with Boatwright, which eventually led to the beginning of the band. They believed that Through the Roots would provide them with the perfect vehicle to spread their message and adopted a Cali reggae/rock concept. In late 2008, Through the Roots added Brady O’Rear to round out the group’s core. O’Rear brought his own musical tastes, complete with Hawaiian island reggae, and mixed them with those of Hawkins’s and Boatwright’s to give the band a broader range of ideas and influences to draw from. Through the Roots quickly moved from the streets and backyard shows to touring in 210 and soon hooked up for West Coast and national tours with some of the reggae/rock genres’ top headliners. The San Diego band eventually added Corrick Watson and Budda Foster from Los Angeles to the talented, five-man mix.

Date: Friday, Nov. 29
Artist: New Politics & The Mowgli’s
Cost: $20 online, $25 day of event
Location: The Toyota Yard
Age: All Ages
Time: 8 p.m.
Description: Consisting of Danish-born David Boyd and Soren Hansen as well as New York native Louis Vecchio, New Politics exploded onto the scene with their smash hit “Harlem,” earning more than 31 million Spotify streams and reaching the top 5 at Alternative Radio. New Politics has since released four studio albums featuring a slew of hit singles including “Everywhere I Go,” and “Tonight You’re Perfect,” securing major syncs on multiple trailers for Frozen, placements on America’s Got Talent, ESPN and commercial spots for the likes of Bud Light, Microsoft, Doritos and more. They’ve also accomplished the full late night circuit performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and CONAN. The band has played sold-out shows around the world, touring with everyone from Pink and Fall Out Boy to Paramore, 30 Seconds to Mars, Panic! At the Disco, The Dirty Heads, Twenty-One Pilots and 311 to name a few. Their last album, Lost in Translation, features the single “One Of Us,” which reached no. 10 on the Alternative Radio chart and has accrued millions of streams.

The Mowgli’s are a quintessential California band, inspired by magnetism of San Francisco, the grind of Los Angeles and the serenity of the Big Sur Coast. Their songs are a joyous revival of rock ‘n’ roll, a twisting indie-rock dance and a heartfelt protest ballad. Sliding from indie pop to country and a host of genres in between, the band evokes modern artists such as Fun., Grouplove and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, whilst having their roots in the music of Neil Young, The Byrds, The Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac. Part ‘60s Laurel Canyon, part ‘70s Venice Beach and part ’10s Silverlake, the band and the harmonies are held together by their message of universal love, peace and the belief that the highest form of consciousness is achieved by togetherness and unity. Uplifting, collaborative, joyous and communal, their songs are a walk through their live thus far. Their message is finding a foothold with fans from every walk of life, bringing people together under one roof to celebrate each other.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 5
Artist: Secondhand Serenade
Cost: $15 online, $18 day of event
Location: The Birdie Bar
Age: All Ages
Time: 8 p.m.
Description: Before the explosion of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, the music industry had not yet seen a forward-thinking artist rise from the internet to find success in the mainstream. But all of that changed in the form of a lone man and his guitar. The year was 2007 when the  no. 1 Myspace artist took the leap from the early days of social networking to the world of big box retail, releasing his first album commercially through a brand new record label. The artist was Secondhand Serenade, the label was Glassnote Records and the album was titled Awake. Fast forward a full decade and the team is getting back together. Not only is Secondhand Serenade, real name John Vesely, back on the Glassnote roster, but the album that started their relationship many moons ago is being brought back to life in the form of Awake: Remixed & Remastered, 10 Years & 10,000 Tears Later. While it may have been the first album for both the artist and the newly birthed record label, the fruits of their efforts together would not take long to see the light of day. Secondhand Serenade quickly shot to the forefront of the emo-pop movement, selling out tours, appearing on late night television and hitting the top of the radio charts along the way. Armed with a multi-platinum single “Fall For You”, a growing reputation as a world class live performer and his trusty acoustic guitar, the California-based musician became the face of a genre.

Date: Friday, Dec. 27
Artist: The Crystal Method
Cost: $15 online, $20 day of event
Location: The Toyota Yard
Age: All Ages
Time: 8 p.m.
Description: For more than two decades, The Crystal Method has remained at the forefront of the worldwide dance music industry as pioneers of the big beat genre, innovators of the ’90s electronica movement and current-day global ambassadors of the American electronic sound. Originally formed as a duo – alongside founding member Ken Jordan, who retired from the music business in 2016 – The Crystal Method today live and breathes as a solo act, with co-found Scott Kirklan at the helm. With this artistic reboot comes the next chapter in The Crystal Method timeline: “The Trip Home.”

WHERE:
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Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community creating great times for all. With a worldwide fan base of nearly 100 million. Topgolf prides itself on its special blend of technology, entertainment, food & beverage, and the inherent good that can be accomplished when people from all walks of life come together. The original brand expression of this togetherness is the Topgolf venue. These multi-level complexes feature high-tech golf balls and gaming, climate-controlled hitting bays, a renowned menu, hand-crafted cocktails, corporate and social event spaces, music and more. The 56 U.S. venues, including four international venues, entertain more than 17 million Guests annually. Beyond the venues, Topgolf fits seamlessly into the lives of our engaged community with emerging brands such as Topgolf Swing Suite, a luxury simulator experience; Toptracer, real-time golf ball tracking as seen on television; Toptracer Range, bringing the tracing technology to driving ranges around the world; and WGT, the world’s largest digital golf audience. As a growing lifestyle brand, Topgolf has also launched new ways to engage and delight our Guests through original content series, pop up social experiences like Topgolf Crush, and through our Nashville concert hall, The Cowan. To learn more and join the fun, follow @Topgolf or visit www.topgolf.com.

 

New Talent Announced for 6th ACM Party for a Cause (April 12-15 – Las Vegas)

 

ADDITIONAL TALENT ANNOUNCED
FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® IN LAS VEGAS

MORE THAN 80 OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S MOST CELEBRATED ARTISTS AND EMERGING TALENTS
TO PERFORM AT EVENTS BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES® TAKING PLACE APRIL 12 – 15, 2018
SURROUNDING THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

April 12-15! Get tix NOW! https://www.partyforacause.com

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Lauren Alaina, Rhett Akins, Rodney Atkins, Kristian Bush, Cam, Lindsay Ell, Chris Janson, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, Midland, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, RaeLynn, Cole Swindell, Chris Young and more have been added to the musical lineup for the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. More than 80 of country music’s most celebrated artists and emerging talents will all perform at select venues across the Las Vegas Strip April 12-15, 2018.

 

Portions of all event proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, which works to lift lives through the power of music.

 

This year’s ACM Party for a Cause will consist of fan events leading up to and immediately following the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

The latest schedule of events is listed below. For additional details and ongoing updates including ticket sale information and the most up-to-date lineup of country superstars set to perform at each event, please check back often at www.PartyForaCause.com.

 

6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018
6:00 PM               95.5 The Bull’s 10th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull
Location: The Pearl, Palms Resort
Performers: Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Russell Dickerson, Chris Lane, Midland, Justin Moore, and Tyler Rich

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performer: Russell Dickerson

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018
11:00 AM            ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Rodney Atkins, Travis Denning, Cale Dodds, FILMORE, Ben Gallaher, Tony Jackson, Tegan Marie, Kendall Marvel, Jackson Michelson, Josh Mirenda, Stevie Monce, Tim Montana, Kip Moore, Mitchell Tenpenny, and Aaron Watson

 

6:00 PM               ACM Party for a Cause with Old Dominion
Location: Sandbar Pool at Red Rock Casino Resort
Performers: Old Dominion, Michael Ray

 

7:00 PM               WME’s Bash at The Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Cam, Jordan Davis, Chris Janson, LANCO, Dee Jay Silver, Granger Smith, and Morgan Wallen

 

8:00 PM               ACM Stories, Songs & Stars: A Songwriter’s Event Benefitting ACM Lifting Lives
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Performers: Lee Brice, Lori McKenna, Midland, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and ACM Songwriter of the Year nominees Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne
Hosted by: Storme Warren

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Kelsea Ballerini
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performer: Montgomery Gentry

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Nashville Unplugged
Location: Rhythm & Riffs Lounge, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Levi Hummon, Marcus Hummon, Eric Paslay, and RaeLynn

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018
8:00 AM               ACM Workout for a Cause: Erin Oprea Unleashed Tour with special guest Kelsea Ballerini
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Talent: Kelsea Ballerini, Erin Oprea (Celebrity Trainer), and more

 

9:00 AM               ACM Pool Party for a Cause
Location: Flamingo GO Pool, Flamingo Las Vegas
Performers: Craig Campbell, Chase Rice

 

10:00 AM            ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off Hosted by Charles Kelley & Darius Rucker
Location: Topgolf, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Performers: Levi Hummon, Chris Lane, Tegan Marie, and Eric Paslay

 

11:00 AM            ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Jimmie Allen, Kenny Foster, Walker Hayes, High Valley, Lucas Hoge, Austin Jenckes, LOCASH, Eric Paslay, Jon Pardi, Stephanie Quayle, Brandon Ray, Jake Rose, Smithfield, Scott Stevens, and Tenille Townes

 

7:00 PM               WME’s Bash at The Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Scotty McCreery, Parmalee, RaeLynn, Dee Jay Silver, and Chris Young

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Nashville Unplugged
Location: Rhythm & Riffs Lounge, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Jimmie Allen, Kristian Bush, Adam Hambrick, and Terry McBride

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Craig Wayne Boyd, Josh Gracin, and The Swon Brothers

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018
8:00 PM               ACM Awards Official After Party
Presented by Security Benefit
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Performers: Lauren Alaina, Lee Brice, Luke Combs, High Valley, Home Free, Tracy Lawrence, Jerrod Niemann, Eric Paslay, Cassadee Pope, and more
Hosted by: Shawn Parr

 

About ACM Lifting Lives®
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Generous donations and the support of artists and fans ensure ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

 

Fremont Street Experience Entertainment Calendar

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Fremont Street Experience Entertainment Calendar

November 2016

 Fremont Street Experience is providing special entertainment and events this November with numerous performances taking place on its three stages underneath the Viva Vision canopy. Guests can enjoy weekend afternoon and nightly entertainment on all three stages and flights on SlotZilla, the world’s most unique zipline; plus the 4th Annual Salute to the Troops featuring a free concert from Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band on Sat., Nov. 12th at 7:30 p.m. and the 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown on Wed., Nov. 30 starting at 4:30 p.m.
 

 

Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band will perform a free concert during the 4th Annual Salute to the Troops concert Veterans Day weekend at Fremont Street Experience. Photo Courtesy of: Gary Sinise Foundation
Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band will perform a free concert during the 4th Annual Salute to the Troops concert Veterans Day weekend at Fremont Street Experience. Photo Courtesy of: Gary Sinise Foundation
4th Annual Salute to the Troops:  
Fremont Street Experience will host the 4th Annual Salute to the Troops featuring a free concert from Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band. The concert is sponsored by the Gary Sinise Foundation and kicks off Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. on the 1st Street Stage. There will be an opening performance by country music artist Phil Vandel. Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band will take the stage directly after. The festivities will begin with the Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard presentation of our nation’s colors and Lt. Daniel Vargas singing the National Anthem.
 

 

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Craig Campbell
Downtown Hoedown:
The 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience will take place on Wed., Nov. 30 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Guests can celebrate the return of the annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to Las Vegas with the official kick-off party featuring free concerts from top country music talent for all to enjoy at the popular downtown destination. This year’s lineup will feature headlining performances from Old Dominion and Sawyer Brown, along with additional performances from Craig Campbell, Aaron Watson, High Valley and Jackson Michelson on Fremont Street Experience’s three stages.
30th Annual Downtown Hoedown performance schedule:
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                                     Jackson Michelson on Main Street Stage
5:40 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.                                     High Valley on 1st Street Stage
6:35 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.                                     Aaron Watson on 3rd Street Stage
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                     Craig Campbell on Main Street Stage
8:40 p.m. – 9:40 p.m.                                     Sawyer Brown on 1st Street Stage
9:50 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.                                   Old Dominion on 3rd Street Stage

 

All shows and performances are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Ample parking is available at the Fremont Street Experience parking garage located on the corner of Carson Avenue and 4th Street or at any of the legendary casinos that line historic Fremont Street. Visit www.vegasexperience.com or call 702-678-5600 for more information.
 
The 3rd Street Stage is located at the intersection of 3rd Street and Fremont Street next to the D Las Vegas Casino & Hotel, Four Queens Hotel & Casino and Fremont Hotel & Casino. The 1st Street Stage is located at the intersection of 1st Street and Fremont Street next to Golden Nugget Las Vegas and Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel. The Main Street Stage is underneath the SlotZilla Zoomline base near the intersection of Main Street and Fremont Street near the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino.

 

SlotZilla Hours of Operation & Pricing:
Hours of Operation: Sundays through Thursdays: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays: 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

Price:  Lower Zipline:                          Upper Zoomline: 
$20 (open to 5:40 p.m.)                         $40 (open to 5:40 p.m.)
$25 (6 p.m. to close)                              $45 (6 p.m. to close)

 

Sales: Flight times can be purchased at the SlotZilla box office. For those who want to avoid lines and book a specific day and time, advanced ticket sales with reserved times are available at the box office, at www.vegasexperience.com or by phone at 1-844-ZIPVEGAS. SlotZilla ticketing, will call and check-in office is located next to the SlotZilla takeoff tower on Fremont Street between 4th Street and Las Vegas Boulevard.
 

 

Viva Vision Schedule:
November 4 – 29 Viva Vision showtimes are every hour on the hour between 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. with an additional 1 a.m. showtime Saturday – Sunday.
*** 6 p.m. shows begin on Nov. 6.
***9 p.m. and 10 p.m. shows cancelled on Nov. 12 due to headliner concert.
***All shows cancelled on Nov. 30 for headliner concerts.

 

Shows Include: Heart – Crazy on Vegas, BON JOVI – Wanted in Vegas, The Who – Miles Over Vegas, The Doors – Strange Days in Vegas, JVH’s Signs of Life, Imagine Dragons – Home in Vegas, Tiesto – A Town Called Paradise and Area 51.

 

Nightly Entertainment Calendar: http://bit.ly/2fwZmrG
About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, North America’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system.  Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. SlotZilla, the world’s most unique zipline attraction, features the 850-foot Zipline and the 1,750-foot Zoomline as people launch from a 12-story slot-machine themed takeoff platform to fly under the Viva Vision canopy. With direct pedestrian access to 8 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.

 

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“Follow” Fremont Street Experience (@FSELV) on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FSELV

 

Break Out Your Cowboy Boots for the 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience

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Break Out Your Cowboy Boots for the 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience

Wrangler National Finals Rodeo official kick-off party on November 30 with free concerts from top country artists

 
LAS VEGAS, NV –  Break out your cowboy boots for the 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience taking place on Wed., Nov. 30 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Guests can celebrate the return of the annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to Las Vegas with the official kick-off party featuring free concerts from top country music talent for all to enjoy at the popular downtown destination. This year’s lineup will feature headlining performances from Old Dominion and Sawyer Brown, along with additional performances from Craig Campbell, Aaron Watson, High Valley and Jackson Michelson on Fremont Street Experience’s three stages.

 

30th Annual Downtown Hoedown performance schedule:
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.                                    Jackson Michelson on Main Street Stage
5:40 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.                                    High Valley on 1st Street Stage
6:35 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.                                    Aaron Watson on 3rd Street Stage
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                    Craig Campbell on Main Street Stage
8:40 p.m. – 9:40 p.m.                                    Sawyer Brown on 1st Street Stage
9:50 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.                                  Old Dominion on 3rd Street Stage

 

“The 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown is the perfect party to jump-start the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and we invite everyone to enjoy a night out in downtown Las Vegas with free entertainment from top country artists,” said Patrick Hughes, CEO and president of Fremont Street Experience.

 

Previous performers at the annual Downtown Hoedown include hit artists like: Thomas Rhett, LoCash, Chris Janson, Cole Swindell, Joe Diffie, Montogomery Gentry, Tracy Lawrence, and more. All concerts are free and open to the public and parking is available at the Fremont Street Experience parking garage located on 4th Street just north of Carson Avenue.

 

The 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown is sponsored by Crown Vanilla. The performances on Wed., Nov. 30 include:

 

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Old Dominion
Proving that they are not your average country band, Old Dominion lend old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly hook-heavy pop nuggets. Old Dominion has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound. The band released their first full-length album Meat and Candy, which Entertainment Weekly called a “deceptively smart, occasionally cheeky, stellar debut.” Old Dominion released their platinum two-week No.1“Break Up With Him” and RIAA certified gold hit “Snapback” prior to their third single “Song For Another Time,” which is climbing the charts now. They spent their summer on Kenny Chesney’s Spread The Love Tour and will headline their Meat and Candy Fall Tour, beginning Sept. 22, with 15 of the dates tapped as Stagecoach Spotlight: Old Dominion Meat and Candy Tour; the first-ever tour produced by the award-winning Stagecoach Music Festival. The ACM and ACCA Breakthrough Duo/Group of the Year are also nominated for two CMA Awards: Best New Artist and Vocal Group of the Year. Old Dominion consists of lead singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers.

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Sawyer Brown
With more than three decades of creating 50+ chart singles including country smash hits like “Some Girls Do,” “Step That Step,” “Thank God For You,” and their most recent single “We Got the Night,” Sawyer Brown is always on the move – on the road, on stage, and in their career. Having been described as “the Rolling Stones of Country Music,” Sawyer Brown bounds onto the stage night after night, delivering its own unique brand of high-energy entertainment, and the band remains a perennial favorite at fairs, festivals, theatres, and casinos. After twenty-three albums, 50+ chart singles, CMA, ACM, and CMT awards on the shelf, more than 4,500 shows and counting, and more than a million miles behind them, Sawyer Brown is still seeing the highway miles click by outside their bus window.

 

Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell
Craig Campbell has never taken a backseat to anything. He’s certainly never taken a backseat in his career as one of country’s brightest rising stars who launched onto the country music scene in 2011 and continues to exist in a perfect sweet spot between tradition and modernity. There have been bumps along the way for the Georgia-born artist, on his path from the small town of Lyons to Nashville’s Music Row. But through hits like “Keep Them Kisses Comin’,” “Fish” and “Family Man,” plus countless shows, he’s kept his eyes on his mission – to bring his fans true country music with a spin all his own, through timeless songs that tell his life story. And with his forthcoming debut project on RED BOW Records – flag-shipped by the earnest “Outskirts of Heaven,” which was co-written by Campbell – he is ready to share the next chapter: where that timelessness meets the here and now.

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Aaron Watson
With the release of The Underdog in February 2015, Aaron Watson made country music history by becoming the first-ever independent artist to debut an album at #1 on Billboard Country Chart. This achievement was highlighted by the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016 with an installation commemorating this milestone showcasing some of Aaron’s artifacts throughout his career that brought him to this place. Press continues to praise his music as well…”a proud country traditionalist” – Rolling Stone, “one of the few real cowboys left in country music” -iTunes, “puts the bite back into traditional country music” -Rolling Stone are a few of the rave reviews his brand of country music has received. In a world where country music at times seems to have lost its identity and roots, Aaron remains firmly committed to staying true to his music and the brand; the epitome of representing Texas, cowboy hats, buckles, and fiddles that have served country music and country music lovers for generations while always staying focused on the core values that have brought his unprecedented success to this point….faith, family, and fans.

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High Valley
High Valley’s major label debut single “Make You Mine” (Atlantic / Warner Music Nashville) is an exercise in balance and purity of expression. By combining their bluegrass roots with a modern pulse, brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel have created something that feels simultaneously fresh and timeless.

 

Beginning with a burst of turbocharged acoustic guitar, the tune builds momentum with a four- on-the-floor kick drum and rousing group choruses that beg to be shouted at full-volume. This energetic attack is mirrored by the determination and confidence in the lyrics, aimed at winning over a “soul miner’s daughter.” Also remarkable is how “Make You Mine” refuses to be overwhelmed by electric instrumentation, staying close to its acoustic core. That was a very conscious decision, according to mandolin player/harmony vocalist Curtis. “Even getting some buddies in the studio and just shouting out lyrics, bringing energy in that way instead of always defaulting to crunchy guitars and things like that,” says Curtis. “That’s what we’re all about.”

 

Earlier this year, Brad and Curtis played the song at the Grand Ole Opry and were fortunate to be accompanied in the hallowed circle by one of their biggest influences, Ricky Skaggs. Though Skaggs’ early ’80s heyday pre-dates either brother, they’ve been longtime fans since discovering him on the lone AM radio station they could receive growing up.

 

While their upbringing didn’t exactly acquaint them with the Billboard 100, it’s that insulation that helped cement their musical ideals and love of simple, classic country, allowing High Valley’s music to feel simultaneously fresh and timeless. Dear Life, their major label debut releasing November 18 on Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville, is an album that fuses tradition with wide-eyed musical exploration, stays true to their family-first value system and celebrates resilient positivity.

 

High Valley learned to become skilled digital citizens, building an avid fan base that is actively involved in selecting the duo’s songs through the High Valley app and connecting with each other via social media. As a result, they have amassed more than 10 million song streams worldwide – including 5.75 million for lead single “Make You Mine,” which also represents the duo’s first Top 30 and climbing radio hit.
 

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Jackson Michelson
Raised in Corvallis, Oregon, Jackson Michelson kicked off his country career on the West Coast, carving out a sound that blended the rootsy twang of the American South with the sunny, feel-good spirit of the Pacific Coast. Nashville — the official capital of country music — lay 2,300 miles to the southeast, but Michelson focused on his home turf first, building an audience of West Coast fans who were drawn to his high-energy shows and relatable songwriting. By the time he did move to Nashville, he’d already spent years on the road, growing his fan base show-by-show and earning a record contract with Curb Records in the process. Songs like “The Good Life,” which has since become a popular track on SiriusXM radio, helped spread Michelson’s music to new fans across the country. Now, with a record deal under his belt, Michelson is prepping for the next phase of his career.

 

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, North America’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system.  Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. SlotZilla, the world’s most unique zipline attraction, features the 850-foot long Zipline and the 1,750-foot long Zoomline as people launch from a 12-story slot-machine themed takeoff platform to fly under the Viva Vision canopy. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 14 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.

 

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Boyd Gaming Properties Celebrate Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with Exclusive Concerts and Events, December 5-14

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Boyd Gaming Properties Celebrate Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
with Exclusive Concerts and Events, December 5-14

Headliners Include Wynonna & The Big Noise, Montgomery Gentry and The Charlie Daniels Band

Josh Lucas to appear at National Finals Tonight® and Celebrity Bowling Tournament atJosh Lucas

Boyd Gaming properties throughout the Las Vegas Valley will once again welcome the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) December 5-14 with a schedule packed with post-rodeo events, concerts and parties.

National Finals Tonight® Show at the Gold Coast
Head to “Where all the Cowboys go after the Rodeo®” at the award-winning National Finals Tonight® Show, held at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino nightly at 10:30 p.m. Admission is free and fans will be treated to special highlights and interviews with some of the most recognizable names in the world of professional rodeo.

The wrap-up of each day’s WNFR performances will be hosted by eight-time World Champion and Hall of Fame Cowboy Don Gay; World Champion Tie-Down Roper and All-Around Cowboy, Joe Beaver; and TV host Dan Miller.  They will be talking all things rodeo, featuring interviews with Pro Rodeo contestants and a variety of celebrities who enjoy and appreciate the western lifestyle, including a special appearance by film actor Josh Lucas (“American Psycho,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Glory Road”) who will be promoting his upcoming film “Bullrider” with writer/director Bethany Ashton Wolf.
Special appearances by legendary WNFR rodeo announcers Bob Tallman and Boyd Polhamus will include a Q&A session with these top cowboys. Additionally, special prizes will be given away nightly, including autographed Fender guitars by country legends such as George Strait, courtesy of Wrangler.

 

Gary Leffew’s Legendary Buck’N Ball at the Gold Coast
Live country music, two-step dancing and drink specials highlight the “Buck’N Ball,” Las Vegas’ greatest cowboy party.  The Buck’N Ball will be held December 5-14, starting at 8 p.m. each evening, in the Arizona Ballroom at the Gold Coast.

 

In addition to nightly appearances by country-rock sensation Scotty Alexander and the Tempered Steel Union, this year’s Buck’N Ball will feature one-night-only performances by several well-known country music artists:

  •   December 6, The Farm – This dynamic trio of Nick Hoffman, Damien Horne and Krista Marie released their debut album in the summer of 2012, which includes such radio hits as “Home Sweet Home” and “Be Grateful.”

 

  •   December 7, Craig Campbell: After selling more than three-quarter of a million tracks from his self-titled debut album in 2011, Craig Campbell has reached the Top 15 twice, with lead single “Family Man,” followed by “Outta My Head,” the lead single from his second album, “Never Regret.”

 

  •   December 13, Brett Eldredge: Nominated for CMA New Artist of the Year, Brett’s debut album, Bring You Back, features No. 1 single “Don’t Ya,” as well as popular hit “Beat of the Music.”

 

  •   December 14, Parmalee: Comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, cousin Barry Knox and lifelong friend Josh McSwain, Parmalee’s hits include their Top 40 debut single “Musta Had a Good Time,” and current Top 20 hit “Carolina.”

 

There is no cover charge to the Buck’N Ball and all rodeo fans are welcome to join the nightly celebration (seating is limited). Special VIP seating and bottle service reservations are available at BoydGaming.com/NFR. Cowboy boots are not required, but are highly recommended.

 

Bob Tallman Celebrity Bowling Tournament at the Gold Coast
Bowling, celebrities, food and fun will once again be signatures of the 2013 Bob Tallman Celebrity Bowling Tournament on December 7 at the Gold Coast. Film, television and stage actor Josh Lucas (“American Psycho,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Glory Road” and the upcoming film “Bullrider”) is scheduled to make a special appearance at the event – held at the Gold Coast Bowling Center. The tournament will benefit the Las Vegas chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities and the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. Festivities will include a silent auction, celebrity bowling team members and an awards ceremony. Further information and registration is available at http://lasvegas.speedwaycharities.org/.

 

Roxy’s Buckin’ Bull Honky Tonk at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
Bring out your inner cowboy and cowgirl at the 3rd Annual Buckin’ Bull Mechanical Bull Riding competition, hosted by PRCA rodeo announcer Jody Carper, at Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, December 6-14.  There will be two riding sessions nightly at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

2009 PRCA Bull Fighter of the Year Cory Wall, PRCA rider Tate Stratton and PRCA member and Helldorado Days champion bull rider Shawn Stephens will judge the mechanical bull riding championship.

Each session’s first-place contestant will receive an honorary belt buckle presented by Sam’s Town and Pepsi-Cola. Other prizes will include cash and free game play.  The competition will be completely free for all participants.

 

Shepler’s Western Wear and Cowboy Santa at Sam’s Town
During the entire run of WNFR, special sales on your favorite Western clothes, gifts, boots and hats will be available at Shepler’s Western Wear store, located on the second floor of Sam’s Town.

And while you’re at Sam’s Town, drop by to visit Cowboy Santa and Mrs. Claus at Sam’s Town’s Mystic Falls Park Winter Wonderland, where you can actually see it snow in Las Vegas!  Starting November 29, you can have your photo taken with Santa every Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8:30 p.m. Visit samstownlv.com for more information.

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Headline Concerts at The Orleans Showroom and Orleans Arena
Wynonna & The Big Noise – December 6-7, 8 p.m. – The Orleans Showroom

Wynonna, five-time Grammy® Award winner, author and one-half of the legendary country duo The Judds, brings her rich, commanding voice to The Orleans Showroom, performing her hits with The Big Noise. Tickets start at $74.95, plus tax and fees. www.orleanscasino.com.

 Charlie Daniels Band

Montgomery Gentry and The Charlie Daniels Band – December 14, 9:30 p.m. – Orleans Arena
Award-winning duo Montgomery Gentry and legendary The Charlie Daniels Band are set to hit the stage at the Orleans Arena for a one-night-only country and southern rock music event. Tickets are $10, $37.50 and $60, inclusive of tax and fees. www.oreleansarena.com.

 

Room & Ticket Packages
Seven of Boyd Gaming’s Las Vegas hotel and casinos – The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam’s Town, California, Fremont and Main Street Station – are offering special room and ticket packages for the WNFR.  Supplies are limited.  For further information and to book a room package, visit: http://nfr.boydgaming.com/room-ticket-packages, or call 888.582.6278.

For further information and a complete list of all Boyd Gaming WNFR events, visit: www.BoydGaming.com/NFR. All acts, times, prices and information related to these events are subject to change.

About Boyd Gaming
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Rising Country Music Artists & TV Stars to Meet with Fans at The ACM Experience / Apr. 5-7

THE ACM EXPERIENCE

RISING COUNTRY MUSIC ARTISTS & TELEVISION STARS TO MEET WITH FANS
AT THE ACM EXPERIENCE, A FREE-TO-THE-PUBLIC EVENT
AT THE ORLEANS HOTEL AND CASINO, APRIL 5-7, 2013

COWBOY TROY, GREG BATES, CRAIG CAMPBELL, DOG & BETH CHAPMAN, EASTON CORBIN,
KENNY FOSTER, CHRIS JANSON, DUSTIN LYNCH, JOE NICHOLS, DANIELLE PECK, CASSADEE POPE, THOMAS RHETT, WILLIE & JEP ROBERTSON, RAY SCOTT, THE HENNINGSENS,
JOEY + RORY & THOMPSON SQUARE TO APPEAR AT THE ACM EXPERIENCE

The Academy of Country Music announced today the country music artists and television stars who will be interacting with fans during the open-to-the-public ACM EXPERIENCE, a family-friendly country music lifestyle event held April 5-7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  The Ram Ride & Drive, Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience, Roper, ACM & ACM Lifting Lives®, CMT, GAC and Kraft Country Kitchen Booths will all offer opportunities for the public to meet their favorite artists and stars, get signed autographs and take photos with them.

Ram Ride and Drive Arena
The Henningsens will be greeting fans on Friday, April 5 from 3:00-3:30pm and Easton Corbin from 4:30-5:00pm, with Thompson Square on-hand Saturday from 2:30-3:30pm. Fans will also have the opportunity to “ride country” on a free, 25,000-square-foot interactive Ram Ride and Drive test track and watch the famous Raminator monster truck fire up and perform, smashing rows of junk cars.

Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience
Craig Campbell will be signing autographs and taking photos on Friday, April 5 from 12:00-12:30pm and Chris Janson from 5:00-5:30pm, with Thomas Rhett on Saturday, April 6 from 11:45am-12:15pm and Ray Scott from 2:00-2:30pm. While fans are waiting, they can sample the One of a Kind taste of Dr Pepper, Dr Pepper TEN and Diet Dr Pepper and get their time in the spotlight at the Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience, a special photo area duplicating the red carpet arrivals line at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

The Roper Booth
In addition to Roper presenting the ACM EXPO, the ultimate country marketplace at THE ACM EXPERIENCE, their booth will also feature autograph signings throughout the weekend. Joey + Rory will be making an appearance on Friday, April 5 from 1:00-1:45pm, Joe Nichols from 2:45-3:15pm and Dustin Lynch from 4:00-4:45pm, with Danielle Peck greeting fans on Saturday, April 6 from 12:15-1:00pm and Cowboy Troy from 4:00-4:45pm.

The ACM & ACM Lifting Lives® Booth
Greg Bates will meeting with fans on Friday, April 5 from 3:45-4:15pm, Cassadee Pope from 5:00-5:30pm and Ray Scott from 6:00-6:30pm. On Saturday, April 6, A&E’s Duck Dynasty stars Willie & Jep Robertson will be making an appearance from 12:00-1:00pm and Kenny Foster will be signing autographs from 3:15-3:45pm and Morgan Frazier from 6:30-6:30pm. In addition, visitors have the chance to win tickets to attend the ACM Awards on Sunday! They can also check out the ACM trophies up close, see what’s new at the ACM, purchase merchandise, become a member of the ACM A-list and win prizes.

The CMT Booth
Dog & Beth Chapman, America’s favorite bounty hunting team from CMT’s new show “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt,” will be signing autographs and taking photos with their fans on Friday, April 6 at 4:00pm and Saturday at 3:30pm. Fans can also join the Dog Pack for access to exclusive extras and a chance to win awesome prizes.

The GAC Booth
Kenny Foster will be greeting visitors on Friday, April 5 from 4:45-5:15pm and Danielle Peck from 6:30-7:00pm at the Great American Country (GAC) booth. Guests can also win a Kenny Chesney-signed guitar, get a sneak peek at GAC’s newest season of the hit show “Farm Kings,” watch highlights from ACM Red Carpet broadcasts and more. Additionally, fans can get a custom photo with GAC show hosts that can be shared from their smart phones and meet GAC personalities Suzanne Alexander, Storme Warren and Nan Kelly, who will be at the booth throughout the weekend to take photos and sign autographs.

The Kraft Country Kitchen Booth
Country music duo Joey + Rory will be signing autographs and taking photos on Saturday, April 6 from 4:00-5:00pm. Also, fans won’t want to miss the delicious food trucks and vendors at the Kraft Country Kitchen, complete with over 13 food vendors, relaxing backyard picnic area, and of course, the world-famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile.

THE ACM EXPERIENCE and ACM EXPO hours of operation at The Orleans Hotel and Casino are Friday, April 5th – 10am – 10pm PST, Saturday, April 6th – 10am – 10pm PST and Sunday,  April 7th – 10am – 4pm PST.  For updates on all THE ACM EXPERIENCE activities, and times for music performances and artist appearances, please visit www.theacmexperience.com

About THE ACM EXPERIENCE:
THE ACM EXPERIENCE is a free, open-to-the public country music lifestyle event created for fans by the Academy of Country Music. The fan-focused, three-day event, held April 5-7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, includes the ACM EXPO presented by Roper, ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event, Ram Ride and Drive, Cooper Tire Stage, Kraft Country Kitchen, the ticketed ACM Party for a Cause Festival and more. The events will culminate in the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Awards Concert, a ticketed event headlined by Brad Paisley, on Sunday, April 7, 2013. For updates on The ACM Experience, the ACM Awards and all Academy events, please log onto www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ACMawards.

Nevada Wild Fest Announces Music Lineup & Celebrity Meet and Greet Schedule

Nevada Wild Fest Announces Music Lineup

and Celebrity Meet & Greet Schedule

Four-Day Festival Benefits the Lili Claire Foundation

The Nevada Wild Fest will bring a diverse selection of musical performers, including country, pop and hip hop to the festival main stage, in addition to special guest hosts, celebrity appearances, meet and greets and celebrity chef cooking demonstrations to Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino from October 25 – 28, 2012, including the DockDogs® Iron Dog championship being filmed as a one-hour television special for Outdoor Channel with special guest hosts Eva Shockey of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures and American Idol winner and Bally’s Las Vegas headliner Taylor Hicks.

Entertainers include pop sensations Cody Simpson and Megan & Liz, as well as some of 95.5 KWNR’s hottest country acts including The Farm, Craig Campbell, Gwen Sebastian, JT Hodges and Kristen Kelly. For those seeking a late night club atmosphere, there is a spectacular lineup featuring artists such as Sleepy Brown, Colette Carr, LA Velvet, D’Manti and Las Vegas resident DJ M!KEATTACK.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Stage Host: Hal Sparks – 7:30 p.m.
  • Megan & Liz
  • Cody Simpson
  • LA Velvet
  • DJ M!KEATTACK

Friday, October 26, 2012

  • Stage Host: Shari Belafonte – 7:30 p.m.
  • Gwen Sebastian
  • Craig Campbell
  • The Farm
  • Colette Carr

Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • Stage Host: Kash Kiefer – 7:30 p.m.
  • Kristy Lee Cook
  • Tyler Farr
  • Sleepy Brown

Sunday, October 28, 2012

  • Stage Host: Chippendales, Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis – 7:30 p.m.
  • JT Hodges
  • Miss Willie Brown
  • Kristen Kelly
  • D’Manti

In addition to the outstanding music lineup, Nevada Wild Fest attendees can also enjoy exclusive celebrity meet and greets with PBR bull riding finalists, Ashley Argota from Nickelodeon’s True Jackson VP and Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures, Kenton Duty from Disney’s Shake It Up!, and Kyle Massey from ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and Disney’s That’s So Raven.

The Nevada Wild Fest also will offer access to cooking demos featuring delectable culinary creations from some of Vegas’ top chefs from TAO, LAVO, NOVE Italiano and more.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

  • Celebrity Meet and Greet – PBR Bull Riders – 3:00 p.m.

Friday, October, 26, 2012

  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Chris Conlin of FIX – 1:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Mike Armstrong of TAO – 3:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Massimiliano Campanari of LAVO – 4:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Mimmo Ferraro of Ferraro’s – 7:00 p.m

Saturday, October 27, 2012

  • Celebrity Meet and Greet – Eva Shockey – 3:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Geno Bernardo of NOVE Italiano – 3:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Todd Harrington of Central – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

  • Celebrity Meet and Greet – Ashley Argota, Kenton Duty and Kyle Massey – 3:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Dave Middleton of Marche Bacchus – 1:00 p.m.
  • Celebrity Chef Demo – Eric Suniga of Culinary Dropout – 7:00 p.m.

All concerts, celebrity meet and greets and chef cooking demos are included with admission. Adults $9; Seniors, military and college students $7 with ID and free for children three and under. Tickets are available at the Nevada Wild Fest box office at the entrance of the event.

Now in its third year, the Nevada Wild Fest brings family-friendly talent and attractions to Southern Nevada in efforts to raise funds for the Lili Claire Foundation, a private medical center dedicated to helping special needs children and adults with neurogenetic conditions. For more information on the Nevada Wild Fest, visit www.NevadaWildFest.com. Find the Nevada Wild Fest on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

About The 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, visit www.liliclairefoundation.org.

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 & Teller, the world-famous Chippendales and the Show in the Sky, as well as 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 www.riolasvegas.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Rio on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

 

 

Photos! 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

         

We had the honor  to cover the  47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS! We would like to thank everyone for everything! All the stars that came out were super nice and were willing to get their pictures taken! I had the pleasure to talk to a few of the stars! You can see the interviews with the pictures! Vegas24seven would love to cover the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS next year!

 

Country Music’s Party of the Year®, the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent, was broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. The show was produced by dick clark productions and was hosted for the second consecutive year by Reba and Blake Shelton.

The 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam, hosted by Zac Brown Band, took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, April 1st, 2012. This live remote location gave country music lovers the ultimate fan-pass to be part of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards! Throughout the three-hour Awards telecast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there was  live ACM Fan Jam performances, via remote, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center by Zac Brown Band and other top-tier music acts. The ACM Fan Jam includes a profusion of entertainment, prizes and special giveaways only for attendees, including autographed guitars, trip packages to country music events and merchandise. The ACM Fan Jam continued after the Awards telecasts ended, with performances by Zac Brown and friends.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 47th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers. Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

 

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RESULTS: NRA Country / ACM Celeb Shoot w/ Blake Shelton 3.31

SECOND ANNUAL NRA COUNTRY/ACM CELEBRITY SHOOT

HOSTED BY BLAKE SHELTON

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Aaron Lewis and Craig Morgan with Team Rivette Refuge Preserve – Top Team

Outdoor TV Star Lee Lakosky – Top Celebrity Shooter

CELEBRITY SPORTING CLAYS SHOOT EMCEED BY STORME WARREN AND PRESENTED BY SOUNDGEAR

HELD ON SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 IN LAS VEGAS PART OF THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®

 

NRA Country and the Academy of Country Music partnered for the Second Annual NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot, hosted by ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Blake Shelton. The sporting clays competition, emceed by Headline Country’s Storme Warren, took place on Saturday, March 31, 2012 as part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® – the week leading up to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions that will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Shelton will also co-host the Awards alongside Reba for the second consecutive year.

Lee Lakosky of Outdoor Channel’s “The Crush with Tiffany and Lee” took home a Wayne LaPierre Signature Edition Shotgun as the top celebrity shooter. Craig Morgan came in as top scoring country artist for the day. Team Rivette Refuge Preserve, led by celebrity captains Craig Morgan and ACM nominee Aaron Lewis, took the top Team designation with each member being awarded a collector’s edition Remington 1911 pistol inscribed with a one-of-a-kind NRA serial number for their win.  Additional celebrity participants included: Lee Brice, two-time Super Bowl winning legend Dave Butz, Craig Campbell, Easton Corbin, Ira Dean, Edens Edge, The Band Perry’s Neil and Reid Perry, Cowboy Troy, Outdoor Channel personalities Matt Duff, Tiffany Lakosky, Nick Mundt and Laura Schara, plus TNA Impact Wrestling stars Jeff Hardy and James Storm.

The NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot, presented by SoundGear by LaPierre, was a two course, 10 station, 40 target sporting clays competition for 20 teams of five shooters – including a celebrity captain – with prizes going to the top team and top celebrity shooter. The event took place at Desert Hills Shooting Club in Las Vegas in support of Wounded Warrior Project, The Folds of Honor Foundation and the Nellis Air Force Base Youth Programs.

 

About NRA Country
NRA Country is a celebration of American values.  Respect.  Honor.  Freedom.  It’s a lifestyle and a bond between the country music community and hard-working Americans everywhere.  It’s powered by pride, freedom, love of country, respect for the military, and the responsibilities of protecting the great American life.  We celebrate these values with concerts and other events that benefit gun safety programs for kids, youth hunting and education programs, efforts to support our armed services, and other worthy causes.  NRA Country will be involved in causes that defend our values and it will empower our artist friends who promote these values to encourage our next generation of leaders.  For more information and latest events, visit www.nracountry.com and follow NRA Country on twitter @nracountry2010.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 47th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  For more information, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

hris Cox of NRA, Bob Romeo of ACM, Host Blake Shelton, Wayne LaPierre of NRA and Craig Morgan

 

Finalists Craig Morgan and Lee Lakosky (winner) with Blake Shelton

 

Reid and Neil Perry

NRA COUNTRY & ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC PARTNER FOR SECOND ANNUAL NRA COUNTRY/ACM CELEBRITY SHOOT HOSTED BY BLAKE SHELTON

NRA COUNTRY & ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC
PARTNER FOR SECOND ANNUAL
NRA COUNTRY/ACM CELEBRITY SHOOT
HOSTED BY BLAKE SHELTON

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CELEBRITY SPORTING CLAYS SHOOT PRESENTED BY SOUNDGEAR BY LAPIERRE
AND EMCEED BY STORME WARREN

TO BE HELD SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 IN LAS VEGAS
PART OF THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®

 

NRA Country and the Academy of Country Music announced today the full lineup of celebrity participants for the second-annual NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot, hosted by ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Blake Shelton. The sporting clays competition will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2012 as part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® – the week leading up to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions that will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Shelton will also co-host the Awards alongside Reba for the second consecutive year.

The NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot, presented by SoundGear by LaPierre and emceed by Headline Country’s Storme Warren, is a two course, 10 station, 40 target sporting clays competition for 20 teams of five shooters – including a celebrity captain – with prizes going to the top team and top celebrity shooter. The confirmed list of celebrity participants for the NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot includes:

Lee Brice, two-time Super Bowl winning legend Dave Butz, Craig Campbell, Easton Corbin, Ira Dean, Edens Edge, Aaron Lewis, Craig Morgan, Jake Owen, The Band Perry’s Neil and Reid Perry, Thomas Rhett, Cowboy Troy, Outdoor Channel personalities Matt Duff, Lee & Tiffany Lakosky, Nick Mundt and Laura Schara, plus TNA Impact Wrestling stars Jeff Hardy and James Storm.

About NRA Country
NRA Country is a celebration of American values.  Respect.  Honor.  Freedom.  It’s a lifestyle and a bond between the country music community and hard-working Americans everywhere.  It’s powered by pride, freedom, love of country, respect for the military, and the responsibilities of protecting the great American life.  We celebrate these values with concerts and other events that benefit gun safety programs for kids, youth hunting and education programs, efforts to support our armed services, and other worthy causes.  NRA Country will be involved in causes that defend our values and it will empower our artist friends who promote these values to encourage our next generation of leaders.  For more information and latest events, visit www.nracountry.com and follow NRA Country on twitter @nracountry2010.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 47th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  For more information, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Full Music Lineup – 3/30-3/31

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWO DAYS OF FREE, OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC CONCERTS TO BE HELD DURING
ACM WEEKEND ON FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE
FRIDAY, MARCH 30 & SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012
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WEEKEND FEATURES LUKE BRYAN AND ERIC CHURCH,
ACM NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES AND SPECIAL GUESTS

 EVENINGS HOSTED BY BLAIR GARNER

WHAT:  The Academy of Country Music is hosting two days of all-star concerts at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas during The Week Vegas Goes Country®! The weekend-long party leading up to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be hosted by three-time ACM On-Air Personality of the Year Award winner Blair Garner, host of After MidNite with Blair Garner, and will feature performances by ACM New Artist of the Year nominees Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery as well as Love and Theft and headliner Luke Bryan on Friday, March 30th, and Laura Bell Bundy,  Craig Campbell, Eli Young Band, Jana Kramer, and headliner Eric Church on Saturday, March 31st. ACM Weekend on Fremont Street Experience is sponsored by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

DETAILS:              Friday, March 30, 2012

7:00pm                 Love and Theft (Vocal Duo of the of the Year Nominee)                                1st Street Stage

7:55pm                 Hunter Hayes (New Artist of the Year Nominee)                            1st Street Stage

8:50pm                 Brantley Gilbert                (New Artist of the Year Nominee)                        3rd Street Stage

9:45pm                 Scotty McCreery (New Artist of the Year Nominee)                      1st Street Stage

10:45pm               Luke Bryan                                                                                          3rd Street Stage

Saturday, March 31, 2012

7:00pm                 Jana Kramer                                                                                       1st Street Stage

7:55pm                 Craig Campbell                                                                                  1st Street Stage

8:35pm                 Eli Young Band                                                                                   3rd Street Stage

(Vocal Group of the Year Nominee, Single Record of the Year Nominee & Song of the Year Nominee)

9:50pm                 Laura Bell Bundy                                                                               1st Street Stage

10:45pm               Eric Church                                                                                          3rd Street Stage

(Album of the Year Nominee & Video of the Year Nominee)

 

About Fremont Street Experience – Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment zone in downtown Las Vegas that is one of the world’s most-visited attractions.  It features the world’s largest video screen at 1,500 feet long 90 feet above the pedestrian mall. VivaVision, with 12.5 million digital lights and a 550,000-watt sound system, dazzles visitors nightly with light & sound shows.  Encompassing 10 hotel-casinos, 60 restaurants and free entertainment, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 18 million annual visitors.  Visit www.vegasexperience.com for more information.

 

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 151,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 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 www.lvcva.com or www.VisitLasVegas.com.