Photos: Country Music Superstars Perform During Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience, Dec. 5

 

COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTARS PERFORM DURING
DOWNTOWN HOEDOWN AT FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE, DEC. 5

 

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, Fremont Street Experience kicked off ten days of competition and country with free live entertainment during the 32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown in downtown Las Vegas. Rodeo fans celebrated the return of Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) and danced the night away under the iconic Viva Vision canopy while country music sensations Chris Janson, Granger Smith, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye, Haley & Michaels and Corb Lund delivered boot-stomping performances on all three stages.

Corb Lund kicked off the night on the Main Street Stage with some of his most popular hits. Shortly after, Haley & Michaels took over the 1st Street Stage for a rowdy performance featuring their honkytonk tunes. Over on the 3rd Street Stage, the Roots & Boots Tour featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye hyped up the crowd, performing top tracks such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “There Ain’t Nothing Wrong With the Radio” and “Love, Me.”

Afterward, country fans immediately went wild as Granger Smith took over 1st Street Stage and showed off his signature sounds with hits including “Backroad Song,” “If the Boot Fits” and “Happens Like That.” Later in the evening, world-renowned country star Chris Janson wrapped up the 32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown on 3rd Street Stage with an hour-long set featuring chart-topping hits such as “Buy Me a Boat,” “Fix a Drink,” “Drunk Girl” and “Holdin’ Her.”

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.
 

 

Craig Campbell
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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Old Dominion and Sawyer Brown to Headline30th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience

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Old Dominion and Sawyer Brown to Headline
30th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience

Celebrate Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with 12 days of country
kicking off on November 30

Fremont Street Experience is excited to announce that Old Dominion and Sawyer Brown will headline the 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown, the official kick-off to Wrangler National Finals Rodeo week in Las Vegas. The free event takes place on Wed. Nov. 30 and features top country talent beginning at 4:30 p.m. and ending with headliner performances from Sawyer Brown at 8:40 p.m. on the 1st Street Stage and Old Dominion at 9:50 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage.

“Fremont Street Experience is thrilled to host the official kick-off to Wrangler NFR week with Las Vegas’ largest block party celebrating country music with performances from Nashville’s biggest acts like Old Dominion and Sawyer Brown,” said Patrick Hughes, CEO and president of Fremont Street Experience. “And the fun continues! During the 12 days of Country, we invite everyone to come down for a few drinks and nightly entertainment from country artists that will make sure you continue to have a boot scootin’ good time after the rodeo festivities have ended.”

The 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown is the official kick-off event to the Wrangler NFR and the start of 12 Days of Country at Fremont Street Experience, featuring free nightly performances from country artists to coincide with Wrangler NFR week from Nov. 30-Dec.11. 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. The 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown is sponsored by Crown Vanilla.

Old Dominion will perform a free concert during Fremont Street Experience’s 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown on Wed., Nov. 30 at 9:50 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage
Old Dominion will perform a free concert during Fremont Street Experience’s 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown on Wed., Nov. 30 at 9:50 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage

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.

Sawyer Brown will perform a free concert during Fremont Street Experience’s 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown on Wed., Nov. 30 at 8:40 p.m. on the 1st Street Stage.
Sawyer Brown will perform a free concert during Fremont Street Experience’s 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown on Wed., Nov. 30 at 8:40 p.m. on the 1st Street Stage.

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.

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.

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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Fremont Street Experience Fall/Winter Events

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Fremont Street Experience Fall/Winter Events

September – December 2016

All Fremont Street Experience events are free and open to the public, unless specified otherwise. Visit www.vegasexperience.com or call 702-678-5600 for more information. Along with the scheduled events, Fremont Street Experience guests can enjoy weekend afternoon and nightly entertainment and flights on SlotZilla™, the world’s most unique zipline.

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September/October
BikeFest RockFest – Sept. 29 – Oct. 2
Ever year, Las Vegas hosts BikeFest, one of the biggest motorcycle events of the year. Fremont Street Experience welcomes the crowd with a festive street party, BikeFest RockFest. jam-packed with rock n’ roll entertainment, complimented with Viva Vision® shows dedicated to some of the world’s most iconic bands.

Fremont FrightFest – Oct. 5-31
Fremont Street Experience transforms itself for the ultimate Halloween street party, Fremont FrightFest, featuring a Rock of Horror Picture Show theme. The spooktacular festivities include Halloween-themed entertainment and Viva Vision® shows, a costume contest, pub crawl and more. In addition, Fremont Street Experience member property Golden Nugget Las Vegas hosts the Fall Beer Festival bringing together consumers, craft beer vendors, live music, great food and hundreds of beers.

National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) FanFest – Oct. 27
Fremont Street Experience hosts the NHRA FanFest to celebrate the NHRA Nationals, taking place in Las Vegas annually. The stars of the NHRA head to downtown Las Vegas to interact with fans and sign autographs at Fremont Street Experience. Other event highlights include: a NHRA themed light show on the Viva Vision®, ticket giveaways and music to highlight the popular NHRA Fanfest.

November
American Heart Association Heart Walk – Nov. 5
Fremont Street Experience sponsors the annual American Heart Association Heart Walk, bringing the community together in downtown Las Vegas. The event attracts thousands of walkers from all over the Las Vegas area and encourages them to step out, have fun, get inspired and support a meaningful cause. Complimentary blood pressure screenings, BMI checks, an ask the expert table, and nutritional information are offered for participants; as well as a “Survivors Pavilion” for Heart & Stroke survivors to hang out, socialize, and learn about support groups and community outreach. Registration is required.

Las Vegas Rock & Roll Marathon – Nov. 12-13
With the mission “to be the most entertaining marathon & half marathon in the world!,” the Las Vegas Rock & Roll Marathon has become one of the city’s most entertaining races. Patrons have the opportunity to run against the backdrops of the famed Las Vegas Strip and underneath the Viva Vision® canopy at Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas. The rockin’ race consists of a marathon and half-marathon to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. Registration is required.

Downtown Hoedown – Nov. 30
Fremont Street Experience wrangles in the top country music talents for all cowboys, cowgirls and country music fans alike to celebrate the return of the annual National Finals Rodeo to Las Vegas with free concerts under the neon lights. The Downtown Hoedown features a star-studded line up of some of yesterday and today’s top country artists on all three stages. This event kicks off 12 Days of Country featuring free nightly entertainment from a rowdy line-up of top local artists/acts and exclusive custom holiday-inspired country show taking place during National Finals Rodeo.

December
Las Vegas Great Santa Run – Dec. 3
The annual Las Vegas Great Santa Run at Fremont Street Experience brings more than 10,000 “Santas” to downtown Las Vegas, gathering around the starting line to complete this race benefitting local the nonprofit organization, Opportunity Village. The Las Vegas Great Santa Run is a ‘must’ for visitors and locals alike, as well as a community involvement activity for local businesses and a holiday tradition for families. This event features live entertainment and is fun for the whole family. Registration is required.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony – Dec. 6
Fremont Street Experience’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony brightens up the holiday season in Downtown Las Vegas as Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and Santa Claus light Downtown Las Vegas’ official Christmas Tree. The 50-foot tree is decked with festive decorations shining brightly below the 12.5 million lights of the Viva Vision® canopy. The Christmas Tree is displayed at Fremont Street Experience throughout the Christmas holiday.

Downtown Throwdown Barbeque Championships – Dec. 9-10
In conjunction with the Nevada Barbecue Association, each year during National Finals Rodeo, Fremont Street Experience brings the Downtown Throwdown Barbecue Championships to downtown Las Vegas for a fierce competition as cooks fire up the grills. The event features a Chili Cook-Off and Barbecue Cook-Off, in which the public is invited to enjoy delicious samples of chili, ribs, chicken, brisket and pork from some of the best cowboy cooks around. The two-day event is topped off by an awards ceremony in which patrons and judges will decide who is the cream of the crop.

Las Vegas Bowl Official Pep Rally – Dec. 16
Fremont Street Experience is the official host for the Las Vegas Bowl Pep Rally, which brings collegiate teams, cheerleaders, mascots, bands and fans to downtown Las Vegas to get in the spirit of bowl season.  The public is invited to head down to Fremont Street Experience for interactive contests, a battle of the college bands and performances from the cheerleaders before the big game.

Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony – Dec. 24
The famous neon lights of the Viva Vision® canopy will be complemented with a touch of holiday spirit as Fremont Street Experience kicks-off the holiday season with the annual Grand Menorah Lighting Ceremony. Each year Rabbi Shea Harlig and Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman participate in a ceremony, including festive themed entertainment, to light the Grand Menorah.

Downtown Countdown – Dec. 31
Rock in the New Year with the ultimate New Year’s Eve street party during the Downtown Countdown celebration at Fremont Street Experience – downtown Las Vegas’ official New Year’s Eve party.  Just before midnight, revelers say goodbye to the previous year with a year-in-review retrospective on the Viva Vision® canopy, a midnight countdown led by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and an epic Fireworks by Grucci produced show synchronized with virtual fireworks on Viva Vision® as part of the citywide celebration. Attendees are invited to celebrate the New Year under the canopy with room and drink specials all within walking distance underneath the lights of the Viva Vision® canopy. Event is limited to patrons 21+ and ID will be required upon arrival. In addition, New Year’s Eve marks the only night of the year Fremont Street Experience has paid, ticketed admission.

*Dates subject to change.

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 http://www.vegasexperience.com.

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Fremont Street Experience Celebrates NFR with 28th Annual Downtown Hoedown, 12 Days of Country

 

28th Annual Downtown Hoedown

Fremont Street Experience Celebrates NFR with
28th Annual Downtown Hoedown, 12 Days of Country

Neon Country Nights to Bring Country Flavor to Downtown Las Vegas

28th Annual Downtown Hoedown welcomes National Finals Rodeo to Las Vegas

12 Days of Country returns to Fremont Street Experience, beginning Dec. 3 with the 28th Annual Downtown Hoedown and running through Dec. 14.  This year’s 12 Days of Country, which celebrates the return of two weeks of National Finals Rodeo, will feature free nightly entertainment from an array of national headliner and local country music artists.

Also in December, the stage production show Neon Country Nights will be performing country hits on Fremont Street Experience’s 1st Street Stage from Nov. 27 – Dec. 25 (dark on Mondays). They will also get into the holiday spirit by incorporating Christmas favorites into their nightly playlists from Dec. 9-Dec. 25.  Neon Country Nights is a custom stage show, produced by Face Productions specifically for audiences at Fremont Street Experience, that promises to be both festive and entertaining.

The 28th Annual Downtown Hoedown on Wednesday, Dec. 3, will continue a long tradition of smash-hit headliners, this year’s lineup will feature performances from country stars Thomas Rhett, Confederate Railroad, The Cadillac Three, American Young, RaeLynn, and Old Dominion on Fremont Street Experience’s three stages, with all performances free to the public.  The Downtown Hoedown concerts begin at 4:30 p.m. and continue until 11:30 p.m.

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For the full 12 Days of Country schedule, please visit www.vegasexperience.com.

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, the world’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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Have a Yeehaw Yuletide this December at Fremont Street Experience

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Have a Yeehaw Yuletide this December at Fremont Street Experience

Celebrate the return of National Finals Rodeo and NASCAR Champion’s Week to Las Vegas
with country-themed entertainment and events

Fremont Street Experience invites all cowboys, cowgirls and country music fans to have a yeehaw yuletide this December underneath the Viva Vision canopy in downtown Las Vegas. In celebration of the return of National Finals Rodeo, Fremont Street Experience will host several events throughout the month of December including: NASCAR FanFest and the 27th Annual Downtown Hoedown on Dec. 4; 12 Days of Country taking place Dec. 4-15; and the 2nd Annual Downtown Throwdown Barbecue Championships taking place Dec. 13-14. To make the holiday season extra country, Fremont Street Experience has put together a custom-stage production show Country Christmas to keep audiences in the yeehaw-yuletide spirit all month long.

“December is a special time of year in Las Vegas. Not only is it the heart of the holiday season, it also marks the return of National Finals Rodeo and NASCAR Champion’s Week,” said Jeff Victor, president at Fremont Street Experience. “What better way to help celebrate these great events than with a very country Christmas under the Viva Vision canopy.”

The December events and entertainment lineup at Fremont Street Experience includes:

Country Christmas – Thursday, Nov. 28 – Sat. Dec. 25.
Country Christmas
 is a live musical revue that will be wrangling in the holiday spirit with free performances of some of the best-known, favorite holiday country classics including “Hard Candy Christmas,” “Blue Christmas” and “Redneck 12 Days of Country.” The cast will also perform holiday staples such as “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run Run Rudolph,” “Winter Wonderland” and “White Christmas” amidst country hits including “All Jacked Up,” “Redneck Woman,” “Red Solo Cup” and more.

Country Christmas
 is a custom stage show, produced specifically for audiences at Fremont Street Experience, that promises to be both festive and entertaining, with a touch of Downtown Las Vegas appeal. Country Christmas is produced by Face Productions and choreographed by Melden Steele. Country Christmas performs nightly (dark on Thursdays) on Fremont Street Experience’s 1st Street Stage from Nov. 28 – Dec. 25.

NASCAR FanFest – Wednesday, December 4 at 1:30 p.m.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will kick off NASCAR Champion’s Week in Las Vegas with a FanFest at Fremont Street Experience’s 3rd Street Stage beginning at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4. This will be the first event involving the 13 Chase drivers during this year’s celebration of the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion. The 13 Chase drivers will walk a red carpet through the crowd en route to the stage and participate in a Deal or No Deal-type show. The event is free to the public.
27th Annual Downtown Hoedown – Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Saddle up for the 27th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience taking place on Wednesday, Dec. 4 beginning at 4:30 p.m. To continue a long tradition of smash-hit headliners, this year’s lineup will feature free performances from country superstars Rodney AtkinsJoe Diffie, Cole SwindellChase Rice, and Chris Janson on Fremont Street Experience’s three stages.

27th Annual Downtown Hoedown
 performance schedule of the headliners:

4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m                                    Joe Diffie on 1st Street Stage
6:10 p.m. – 7:10 p.m                                    Chris Janson on Main Street Stage
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m                                    Chase Rice on 3rd Street Stage
8:50 p.m. – 9:50 p.m                                    Cole Swindell on 1st Street Stage
10:10 p.m. – 11:40 p.m                               Rodney Atkins on 3rd Street Stage


12 Days of Country – Wednesday, Dec. 4 – Friday, Dec. 15
12 Days of Country
 returns to Fremont Street Experience, kicking-off at the 27th Annual Downtown Hoedown on Dec. 4 and lasting through Dec. 15. This year 12 Days of Country, which celebrates the return of National Finals Rodeo, will feature free nightly entertainment with a rowdy line-up from top local favorites including Fairchild, Sam Riddle, Jimmie Ray & Cyndi Cantrell’s Black Train, Southern Stue and VooDoo Cowboys, as well as an exclusive custom holiday-inspired country show, Country Christmas.

2nd Annual Downtown Throwdown Barbecue Championships – Friday, Dec. 13 – Saturday, Dec. 14
Fremont Street Experience in conjunction with the Nevada Barbecue Association will host the 2nd Annual Downtown Throwdown Barbecue Championships in downtown Las Vegas on Dec. 13 and 14. The Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned competition will feature a Chili Cook-Off on Friday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. and Barbecue Cook-Off on Saturday, Dec. 14 beginning at noon. The public is invited to enjoy delicious samples of chili, ribs, chicken, brisket and pork during the two-day event as guests will be able to purchase the food from some of the best cowboy cooks around.

For more information and a complete schedule of events and entertainment please visit www.vegasexperience.com.

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex located in historical downtown Las Vegas. In 1995, Fremont Street was closed to vehicular traffic and a giant screen was suspended 90-feet over the street to display spectacular light and sound shows on its 1,500 foot surface. The 12.5 million lights of the Viva Vision screen dazzle 365 nights a year and make the Fremont Street Experience a one-of-a-kind venue. With direct pedestrian access to 8 casinos, more than 60 restaurants, specialty retail and free nightly entertainment, the Fremont Street Experience attracts over 18 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online atwww.vegasexperience.com.

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Fremont Street Experience Hosts the 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown

 

Fremont Street Experience Hosts
the 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown

Get Your Boot Scootin’ Boogie On at the Kick-off Party
for the National Finals Rodeo

 

Fremont Street Experience is calling all cowboys and country music fans to get their boot scootin’ boogie on at the 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown — celebrating the return of the National Finals Rodeo – on Wednesday evening, Nov. 30.  The event begins at 6:10 p.m. and showcases popular country music entertainment with free live concerts on three stages.  All are invited to Dosey Doe downtown and enjoy the feel good country music acts under the neon lights of the Fremont Street Experience.
 
The 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown will have everyone two stepping with its entertainment lineup that includes top country music talents: Craig Morgan, Glen Templeton, Hunter Hayes, Lee Brice, LoCash Cowboys and Exile.
 
25th Annual Downtown Hoedown performance schedule:
 
·     6:10 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.              Hunter Hayes on Main Street Stage
·     7:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.              Glen Templeton on 1st Street Stage
·     8:10 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.               Lee Brice on 3rd Street Stage
·     9:10 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.            Craig Morgan on 1st Street Stage
·     10:40 p.m. – Midnight             LoCash Cowboys on Main Street Stage
                                                            Exile on 3rd Street Stage

“It is amazing that the Annual Downtown Hoedown is in its 25th year. The longevity of this event is a testament to the great music and fun time that everyone has downtown,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience.  “This year, we look forward to showcasing more popular country music and invite everyone to come on out.”

The 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown begins 12 Days of Country on Fremont Street Experience.  To coincide with the National Finals rodeo, FSE will have additional nightly free concerts Dec. 1-11 featuring Dean Simmons as Garth Brooks, Exile, Jimmy Ray’s Johnny Cash Tribute, Voodoo Cowboys, Ryan Whyte Maloney Band, Route 66 and Fairchild.
 
The headliners for the 25th Annual Downtown Hoedown on Wednesday, Nov. 30 include:

Craig Morgan
Craig Morgan is a country superstar with fourteen top 10 hits including fan favorites “Redneck Yacht Club,” “Almost Home,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” and “Tough.” Morgan is a diligent singer and renowned song-writer who plays over 120 live shows annually including touring with Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, LeAnn Rimes, Brad Paisley and more. On November 1st, Morgan is preparing to release his self-produced extended play (EP) titled, This Ole Boy. This highly anticipated EP features new songs reflecting about his life experiences and music career and illustrates that his songwriting is still one of the best in business. In addition to his musical career, Morgan is also a successful television host on the Outdoor Channel’s “Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors.” His first season run, quickly became the network’s #1 Saturday morning hunting show.

Hunter Hayes
At only 20 years old, Hunter Hayes is already an accomplished songwriter, producer and musician who can sing and play with the best, and does. Concluding his tour with country star Taylor Swift, Hayes’s next move is a 2012 tour alongside with Rascal Flatts and Sara Evans. Adding to his credentials, Hayes co-wrote the song, “Play” for Rascal Flatts’ Nothing Like This album and contributed to 2011 remake of Footloose performing a duet with actress/singer Victoria Justice for “Almost Paradise.” This multi-talented musician recently released his self-named album in October 2011, which hit the Top 10 Billboard Top Country Albums, and features his hit song, “Storm Warning.” Hayes writes about life and love from a refreshing point of view, performs with the grace of someone twice his age and most importantly is spiritually grounded with the American values of God, family and country.

Glen Templeton
Glen Templeton is a Southern-born, Southern-bred musician-songwriter and one of country music’s most promising up and coming stars. Templeton claims he never chose country music, country music chose him. Throughout all his other jobs, country music kept calling his name to move to Nashville and pursue music career. His claim to fame started in 2008 when Conway Twitty’s daughters hand picked him to portray Conway, the lead role, in the touring musical production, Conway Twitty: The Man, The Music, The Legend. Since then, Templeton has played at several country music events including performance on CMT, The Grand Ole Opry, The ACM’s All-Star Jam, Country Jam USA, Cheyenne Frontier Days and numerous state fairs and festivals. His likes, looks, and talent have captured the attention of Black River Music Group. Templeton released his first single “I Could Be the One” earlier this year which has debuted at number 58 in the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Song chart. Glen Templeton’s voice is described as one with a rich traditional country with a hint of rock and R&B. His album entitled, GT, is soon to be released later this year.

Lee Brice
With musical influence ranging from Garth Brooks and Hank Junior to Coldplay and 3 Doors Down, Lee Brice fuses tradition honkey tonk with contemporary rock n’ roll for a “country all the way” sound that is uniquely his own. Brice has released one album and 4 singles. The fourth single, “Love Like Crazy” Declared as the #1 country song of 2010 by Billboard Magazine, and currently holds the record for the Longest Charting Single in the history of the Billboard Hot Country Song chart. Brice recently released a new hit single earlier in September titled, “A Woman Like You.” Shortly after the release he was named NRA Country Artist of the Month. In addition to his vocal success, Lee Brice is credited to have co-written singles for super stars Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, and Adam Gregory. Currently, Brice is finishing up his tour with the 10th Annual CMT on Tour starring Luke Bryan and Josh Thompson. 
 
LoCash Cowboys
The LoCash Cowboys consists of a country music duo including Chris Lucas and Preston Burst. Add to that Jeffrey Steele, one of Nashville’s biggest names in songwriting (“The Cowboy In Me,” “What Hurts The Most,” “My Town”) and producing (Montgomery Gentry, Keith Anderson), and you have a trio of talent and energy that is the LoCash Cowboys. Currently touring the southeast US, both country superstars developed one of the most dynamic live shows that any genre has to offer with their energetic stage presence and vocal capabilities. Their debut album, This Is How We Do It, is a fitting introduction to a compellingly charismatic duo and includes hit singles such as “Here Comes Summer,” “Keep in Mind,” and “You Got Me.” These honky-tonk style Cowboys are also credited as co-writing Keith Urban’s 2011 single, “You Gonna Fly.” 
 
Exile
Exile is a former rock turned country music band best remembered for their 1978 number one smash hit single, “Kiss You All Over” which has been featured in films such as Happy Gilmore and Employee of the Month. The current members consist of original members J.P. Pennington and Les Taylor along with Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis, and Steve Goetzman. With a successful career spanning over 48 years, they have produced more than 10 number one hit singles including, “Woke Up in Love” “I Don’t Want to Be a Memory,” “She’s a Miracle,” and “Give Me One More Chance.” Their unique sound which fuses the energy from rock and roll with the melodic blues of country music captivates audiences world wide. 
 
 
About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex located in historic downtown Las Vegas.  Fremont Street Experience features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen which is 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 two stages. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.