7th Annual Pirate Fest, April 27 & 28

 

 

The 7th Annual Pirate Fest is at Craig Ranch Regional Park, produced by R & J Production the creators of the Halloween event Asylum and Hotel Fear, will take over Craig Ranch Park on April 27 & 28.  Pirate Fest is a fun, family festival including Pirates, Steampunk, Mermaid, Renaissance and Faerie characters, and includes live entertainment, food, games, and a beer garden.

Kids will enjoy following a Treasure Map to complete tasks and activities such as, make a rope; walk the plank, swab the deck, hoist the sails, get a pirate name, even make an eye patch or a fairy wand! Complete the map, receive a Letter of Marque, collect pirate booty and become an “Official Pirate”.  

For experienced “of age” pirates, a whiskey tasting is available with proceeds benefiting the non-profit, Paradise Ranch Foundation, who provide Horse Assisted Therapy (HAT) to children with special needs and veterans. Master mixologist and Guinness World Book of Record Holder, Bobby Gleason of Bean/Suntory shares his vast knowledge as you sample of some of the finest whiskeys, and rum! 

In the Kid’s Cove, see the Pirate Puppet Show. It is presented by Las Vegas Family Puppet Theater Co. Watch the puppets as they present the “Legend of the Pirates” to find out how the Pirates ended up here in the desert! Visit the Mermaid pod. You might even see the mermaids swimming in their tank!

Pirate Fest now offers themed weddings. Pirates, mermaids, steampunk, rennies, even faeries can get married or choose to renew their vows at Pirate Fest by visiting weddings@piratefestlv.com

Two lucky winners will also win a cruise aboard a REAL Tall Ship to sail the Caribbean! Guests may register on the Pirate Fest website to win a TRIP for TWO aboard the historic tall ship S/V Mandalay from the Sail Windjammer Cruises, where they can hoist a sail, steer the ship, or just sit back and sip on some rum! For cruise info on the Tall Ship Mandalay go to: www.SailWindjammer.com

For more information, visit www.piratefestlv.com. Early bird single day tickets are on sale until February 28 at $10 each.  Regular pricing is adult $15.00 each, children (ages 5 – 11) $10.00 each. Children 4 and under are free. 

About:

Since 1999, R&J Productions has been creating unique events. Producers, designers and operators of the nationally recognized Halloween attractions Asylum and Hotel Fear, R&J Productions is now the creative force behind the unique Las Vegas festival, Pirate Fest!

 

Pigs for the Kids Charity BBQ Contest and Festival Announces Live Music Lineup

 

PIGS FOR THE KIDS CHARITY BBQ CONTEST AND FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LIVE
MUSIC LINEUP

All-day, Family-Friendly Event to Take Place at Craig Ranch Regional Park Sept.
23, Noon – 9 p.m.

 Pigs for the Kids, the Sept. 23 barbecue competition for area cancer charities held at Craig Ranch Regional Park, announces its live music lineup. The event, held from noon to 9 p.m., features a spirited barbecue competition, live bands, ice cold beer, wine, and more—the family-friendly event tastes good and does good by supporting childhood cancer charities. This year’s Pigs for the Kids will benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. 

This year’s schedule of live music acts and other programming follows:

Noon – 12:45 p.m.
Locals

1:15 – 2 p.m.
Face the Funk

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Santa Fe and the Fat City Horns

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Circus Couture

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Home Cookin

5 – 5:45 p.m.
Lonesome Highway

6:15 – 6:45 p.m.
BBQ CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCEMENTS

6:45 – 8:30 p.m.
The Soul Joos Band

North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, a survivor of stage IV cancer himself, will serve as the judge for his very own category—the Mayor’s Most Wanted—in the spirited pork, beans and sauce-oriented competition.

Like no other barbecue competition in Las Vegas, Pigs for the Kids offers everyone—from backyard grill masters to professional chefs and restaurateurs—a chance to show their barbecue brilliance in a variety of categories. Teams will compete to take home the third-annual Pigs for the Kids Barbecue Cook-Off Grand Champion Trophy; trophies will be offered in six categories: ribs, pork shoulder, sauce, beans, Mayor’s Most Wanted and “Hog Wild”—where anything goes, as long as it includes pork.

With the community’s support, the event expects upwards of 30 barbecue teams to compete, which will be judged by a panel of both certified as well as celebrity judges. All styles of barbecue are sure to be represented and attendees can purchase a V.I.Pig Pass with access to open bar and the V.I.Pig tent.

Inspired by founder Todd Radwanski’s daughter, Adilyn, who was diagnosed with a rare eye cancer at 8 months old, Pigs for the Kids was envisioned as a fun-filled community event to support organizations such as those that helped the Radwanski family during Adilyn’s illness. Now a vivacious, athletic 13-year-old girl, Adilyn served as ambassador for the Candlelighters’ 5K, is academically driven and continues to serve as inspiration for everyone around her. It was Adilyn who suggested “Pigs for the Kids” as the name for this event and is delighted to be part of something helping other kids affected by cancer.

General admission tickets are $10 in advance ($15 at the door) and include one Piggy Buck, which is redeemable for food and drink as well as kids’ activities at the festival; children 12 and younger are free.  V.I.Pig Passes are $150 and include access to the V.I.Pig Tent, exclusive parking, open bar, special chef dishes and 10 Piggy Bucks ($20 value). Additional Piggy Bucks are available for purchase for $2 each. Sponsorships are also available at a variety of levels. For more information and to purchase admission tickets, go to www.PigsForTheKids.org.

Pigs for the Kids Third-Annual BBQ Competition Set for Sept. 23

THIRD ANNUAL PIGS FOR THE KIDS TO TAKE PLACE SATURDAY, SEPT. 23

Barbecue Team Registration Now Open

Tickets On Sale Now $10 In Advance, $15 At The Door

The date has been set and team registration is now open for the third-annual Pigs for the Kids barbecue contest and charity fundraiser, which takes place at Craig Ranch Regional Park on Saturday, Sept. 23, from noon to 9 p.m. Featuring a spirited barbecue competition, a “Piggy Pen” kids’ play area, live bands, ice cold beer, wine, and more—the family-friendly event tastes good and does good by supporting childhood cancer charities. This year’s Pigs for the Kids Barbecue Cook-Off and Festival will benefit Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Like no other barbecue competition in Las Vegas, Pigs for the Kids will offer everyone—from backyard grill masters to professional chefs and restaurateurs—a chance to show their barbecue brilliance in a variety of categories. Teams will compete to take home the third-annual Pigs for the Kids Barbecue Cook-Off Grand Champion Trophy; trophies will be offered in five categories: ribs, pork shoulder, sauce, beans and “Hog Wild”—where anything goes, as long as it includes pork. Pigs for the Kids expects 50 barbecue teams to compete, which will be judged by a panel of both certified as well as celebrity judges.

Inspired by founder Todd Radwanski’s daughter, Adilyn, who was diagnosed with a rare eye cancer at 8 months old, Pigs for the Kids was envisioned as a fun-filled community event to support organizations such as those that helped the Radwanski family during Adilyn’s illness. Now a vivacious, athletic 13-year-old girl, Adilyn served as ambassador for the Candlelighters’ 5K, is academically driven and continues to serve as inspiration for everyone around her. It was Adilyn who suggested “Pigs for the Kids” as the name for this event and is delighted to be part of something helping other kids affected by cancer.

The registration fee for team competition is $175 for a 10-foot-by-10-foot booth; $350 for a 20-foot-by-20-foot booth; and $600 for a 40-foot-by-40-foot booth. General admission and V.I.Pig passes will go on sale soon. Sponsorships are also available at a variety of levels. Tickets are on sale now for $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, to purchase tickets and to register a team, go to www.PigsForTheKids.org.

 

Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater Opens To The Public With Four Delightful Performances – October 9,10, 23 & 24

Craig Ranch

Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater Opens ToThe Public With

Four Delightful Performances – October 9,10, 23 & 24

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Oct. 9:Yesterday – The Beatles Tribute Show Band, $5 Lawn/ $10 Reserved
Oct. 10: Iconic 70’s band WAR, $20 Lawn / $25 Reserved
Oct. 23: Country Artist Sammy Kershaw, $20 Lawn/ $25 Reserved
Oct. 24: Comedian Paul Rodriguez, $20 Lawn/ $25 Reserved

 

To purchase tickets, visit: craigranch.yapsody.com

 

With a series of engaging and family-friendly performances, Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater  –  the area’s newest live entertainment venue – celebrates its public grand opening October 9, 10, 23 and 24.   The multi-thousand seat outdoor theater will present nationally-known acts WAR, Sammy Kershaw, Paul Rodriguez and Yesterday The Beatles Tribute Show on its recently constructed stage, ushering in a new age of entertainment options in the North Las Vegas community.

 

Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater will kick off its live performance series with Yesterday – The Beatles Tribute Show on John Lennon’s birthday, Oct. 9. Performing the classic hits of the world’s most famous band, Yesterday will christen the brand new venue with the spirit of The Beatles. The good vibes continue on Saturday, Oct. 10 with the original jazz-rock-blues band WAR, who will get the crowd going with their iconic songs “Low Rider”, “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” and more. Country Artist Sammy Kershaw will ride in on Friday, Oct. 23, entertaining patrons with his soulful southern rock and Cajun-inspired vocals. Finally, the grand opening performance series closes with longtime comedian Paul Rodriguez on Saturday, Oct. 24, who will crack up audiences with his unique brand of Latin-American humor and universal appeal.

 

“We are eager to share this new venue with the public,” said North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee. “Our vision was to make Craig Ranch Regional Park Amphitheater the epicenter of culture for this community, and we are confident that our grand opening celebration will showcase the promised commitment to providing a lively, inviting and safe leisure space. We hope to see an amphitheater filled with family and friends this October, and we encourage everyone from all nearby communities to come check it out. I want North Las Vegas to become our region’s “festival community”.

 

Doors will open at 6 p.m. with shows beginning at 8 p.m. and guests are encouraged to come to the park early for the best views.  Lawn seating, complete with lake and mountain vistas, is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The amphitheater will offer specialty curated fare and libations for purchase from local food trucks and community concessionaires while guests that wish to bring their own fare are encouraged to do so and experience the park’s many amenities, gazebos and shade structures.

 

Tickets to the grand opening performances of the Craig Ranch Amphitheater are on sale now online at craigranch.yapsody.com, or by visiting Craig Ranch Regional Park Offices, 851 W Lone Mt Road, or the Silver Mesa Recreation Center, 4025 N. Allen Lane. Tickets to the opening night show ‘Yesterday’ are specially-priced at $5 for Lawn and $10 for Reserved seating (plus fees), while all other October shows are $20 for Lawn and $25 for Reserved seating (plus fees). For more information on tickets and events, call 702-633-2418.

 

Future performances at Craig Ranch Amphitheater will be announced at a later date, and are expected to include a mix of concerts, theatre, dance, comedy, festivals and events. The venue is located at 628 W. Craig Road in North Las Vegas.