Maverick Helicopters Soars to EDC Las Vegas 2020





North America’s largest dance music festival celebrates its 10th year in Las Vegas, May 15-17, 2020







Maverick Helicopters, the exclusive provider of helicopter transportation to Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas and Las Vegas Motor Speedway, will offer attendees the opportunity to upgrade their festival experience with VIP flight to and from EDC Las Vegas on May 15, 16 and 17, 2020.


“We are thrilled to partner with EDC for the tenth consecutive year as they celebrate this milestone for their festival in Las Vegas,” said Bryan Kroten, vice president of marketing at Maverick Helicopters. “We are proud to be the trusted partner of EDC Las Vegas offering unparalleled luxury helicopter transfers.”

The 15-minute flight offers festivalgoers and headliners an easy commute to Las Vegas Motor Speedway each day. Prior to takeoff, passengers can enjoy hanging out in Maverick Helicopters’ themed terminal which transforms to create a festival-like atmosphere. In the private terminal, guests may sip on specialty cocktails, snap photos and dance to electronic dance music before boarding Maverick Helicopters’ ECO-star aircraft.


Once aboard, guests can use voice-activated headsets to talk to the pilots and listen to electronic dance music; sit back and relax and take in stunning, bird’s-eye views of the Las Vegas Strip. In 2019, guests experienced a special curated playlist by Tiësto. To add to the experience, passengers are often surprised by artists or celebrities on their VIP transfers. Past artists who have flown with Maverick Helicopters to EDC include The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Kaskade, Skrillex, Diplo, Afrojack and many more.


Individual rates start at $550 per person for a one-way flight or $850 per person for a round trip flight. Private charters start at $3,500 for up to seven people for a one-way flight or $5,500 for up to seven people for a round trip flight. Flights are on sale now.


For more information on Maverick Helicopters or to book a reservation, please visit or call 702.405.4300.


For more information on EDC, please visit


About Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, flies more than 250,000 guests annually out of Las Vegas, Grand Canyon South Rim, Grand Canyon West Rim, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai, Hawaii. Maverick Helicopters operates the largest and youngest fleet of Airbus EC130/H130 ECO-Star helicopters with nearly 50 aircraft and holds the top safety record of any tourism-based aviation company in the world. Maverick Helicopters employs the industry’s top pilots and has received numerous accolades including the Federal Aviation Administration’s Award of Excellence “Diamond Award” 2011-2018; Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” 2014-2018; USA Today’s 10Best 2019 Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Helicopter Tour;” and many more. Maverick Helicopters serves as the exclusive helicopter operator for events including Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), NASCAR and more at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In 2018, Maverick partnered with Burner Express Program to offer expediated flights to Black Rock Desert. Maverick Helicopters has been celebrated as one of the world’s leading tourism companies for more than 20 years.


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👑 Come One, Come All to the 26th Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival Oct. 11-13


Hear Ye, Hear Ye –
The Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival Returns for Its 26th Year at Sunset Park this October
Travel back in time when lords, ladies and ‘GOLDEN’ knights ruled the kingdom with three days of family fun

Stroll amongst villages and guilds, converse with royalty and show your true knighthood as Clark County Parks and Recreation presents the 26th Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival at Sunset Park Oct. 11-13, 2019. For more than two decades, the three-day outdoor festival has brought more than 35,000+ locals and visitors together for a weekend full of authentic medieval fun. The festival boasts more than 100 artisans craftsmen from throughout the U.S. and Canada including gold and silver smiths, stained glass designers, costume makers, wood workers, toy makers, leather workers, perfume blenders, potters, armor makers and many more.

The Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $18 per day in advance for adults ($20 day of event) and $8 per day in advance for seniors ages 60 and older and children ages six to 12 ($10 day of event). Children five and younger are free. Three-day passes can be purchased in advance for $35 for adults and $18 for children ages six to 12 and seniors ages 60 and older. The Royalty Package includes three-day admission with unlimited re-entry, an event T-shirt and an 18×24 commemorative poster. Three-day passes and advance tickets are available through The box office will be open at the festival starting at 9 a.m. daily during the fair.

Those interested in being in the heart of it all can camp like royalty during the festival with their special Yurt Package for $469 which includes a 14×14 pre-assembled yurt, 20×20 camping space, early arrival pass, overnight camping Thursday – Sunday, parking spot, four three-day fair passes, four festival t-shirts and four festival posters. Camp spots are limited and are on a first come, first serve basis. Festival goers have the opportunity to pick their spot on Thursday, Oct. 10 between 3-7 p.m. Additional camping packages and amenity upgrades are also available starting at $199. Early bird tickets are $149 through Sunday, Sept. 1. Camping can be booked online at

The festival presents various shows per day along with historical re-enactments such as full-contact jousting tournaments from Imperial knights, live combat battles, no-holds-barred gladiator battles, black powder demonstrations, strolling minstrels, contortionists, magicians, storytellers, jokers, jugglers, flame eaters, belly dancers, trained parrots and pirates. Additional attractions include bow and arrow and axe target games, medieval barber and surgeon demonstrations, Princess Tea Party and storytelling, Scavenger Hunt and Renaissance guilds. Feast on a variety of food and drink offerings including traditional fare such as turkey legs, Shepard’s pie, beers, ales and more. This year’s live entertainment will feature music on various stages from Shifting Sands, Nature of Mercy, Bogtrotter’s Union, Black Rose, Tipsy McCraken and more.

Event parking will be available at Sunset Park. Overflow parking lots are located at Del Sol High School (3100 E. Patrick Lane) beginning Friday from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Cannon Junior High (5850 Euclid Street) only as needed. Free shuttle service is available to and from the festival grounds approximately every 15 minutes. Guests should refrain from parking at area businesses as they will tow unauthorized vehicles.

Patrons may bring one sealed bottle of water, sunscreen, blankets and still camera. No unauthorized vending, concessions, merchandise, literature or promotions allowed. Any participants in costume must have all related props or weapons peace tied, or those items will be denied at time of entry. No carry-in food or beverages, pets, lawn chairs or weapons (with or without permit) are allowed inside the festival area. No re-entry is allowed. ATMs will be on site and located by the each entrance gate, next to the main food court and in the vendor village. Alcohol sales begin at 1 p.m. on Friday and sales will cease at 9 p.m. both Friday and Saturday evening and 4 p.m. on Sunday. All alcohol sales are ages 21+ with proper identification.

Those interested in the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival can call (702) 455-8200 or visit the website at or connect on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. For more information on Clark County Parks and Recreation, please visit their website or like on Facebook. Text “ROYALTY” to 94502 to download the mobile app on your smartphone or tablet.

Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2.3 million citizens and 45.3 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 9th busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation and planning and development.

Insomniac Announces the 8th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando 2018


Insomniac Announces the 8th Annual
Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando 2018

EDC Orlando will transform Tinker Field into a neon-lit world

Nov. 9 – 10, 2018

Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, April 18 at 12 p.m. EST


Insomniac, the producer behind North America’s largest dance music festival, announced that Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Orlando will return to the entertainment capital of the south and once again transform Orlando’s Tinker Field into a neon-lit carnival atmosphere accompanied by the world’s most sought-after dance music stars. Headliners will join together for another wonderful celebration of music, art, and community on Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10.


Offering Headliners the opportunity to immerse themselves in a two-day adventurous musical experience full of sunshine and positive energy, world-renowned dance music artists will perform across three magnificent, top-of-the-line stages that EDC is known and loved for. Throughout the festival, fans exploring the multi-sensory adventure can expect to experience interactive theatrical performers, full-sized carnival rides, unique and interactive art installations and more.  Tickets for the 8th annual EDC Orlando go on sale on Wednesday, April 18 at 12 p.m. EST.


Welcoming a record-breaking crowd of 80,000 Headliners in November 2017, the breathtaking 7th edition of EDC Orlando joined attendees together to experience the new kineticGAIA stage following its debut at EDC Las Vegas. Amidst an expanded festival footprint along with more than 80 of the top dance music artists in the world, Headliners celebrated love and acceptance where all are welcome. Press selects from EDC Orlando 2017 can be downloaded here. Approved photo credit can be found in the individual file names.


Stay tuned for more exciting EDC Orlando 2018 details and announcements at Follow EDC Orlando on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



About Insomniac

Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next-generation special effects, these events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the experience is the company’s top priority.


Throughout its 25-year history, Insomniac has produced more than 1,200 festivals, concerts and club nights for nearly 5 million attendees over five continents. Insomniac’s events are held across the U.S. as well as in Mexico, Australia and Japan. The company’s premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest dance music festival in North America, and attracted more than 400,000 fans over three days in June 2017.


The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella, and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993.


Keep up with Insomniac announcements and news on Insomniac.comFacebook and Twitter.


EMERGE: IMPACT + MUSIC Highlights Newly Added Artists and Speakers to Be Featured at Inaugural Event, April 6-8 in Las Vegas


EMERGE: IMPACT + MUSIC Highlights Newly Added Artists and Speakers to Be Featured at Inaugural Event,
April 6-8 in Las Vegas

Newly announced talent includes Rhye, Twin Shadow, and Von Wong, among others

EMERGE: IMPACT + MUSIC has added more than 35 musicians and speakers who will take the stage at its inaugural event, April 6-8, 2018 in Las Vegas. The next-generation festival, which features blended showcases, themed around today’s most relevant social topics inside Las Vegas’ hippest venues, has assembled an unprecedented lineup of boundary-pushing musical showcases, cultural presentations, and mind-blowing experiences. Recently announced talent that has been added to the lineup includes:

Bay Ledges
Chloé Caroline
Dylan Gardner
Hanni El Khatib
Jorgen Odegard
Luna Aura
Pinky Pinky
Polish Club
The National Parks
Twin Shadow

Andrea Domanick
Andy Langer
David Putrino
Davy Sumner
DJ Mike Q
Jack Mizrahi
Jamari Blahnik
Jessica Moore Choudhry
Kalpulli Ehecatl
Kumari Suraj
Logan Beirne
Michael Roberson
Michell’e Michaels
Prince Miyake
Pony Zion
Sir the Baptist
Time for Three
Von Wong

Presented by founder Rehan Choudhry’s A Beautiful Perspective and Noisey, Vice’s music and culture channel, EMERGE has worked with some of the most accomplished curators, agents, businesses, and concert promoters in the country to assemble an unprecedented lineup of boundary-pushing musical showcases, cultural presentations, and mind-blowing experiences.

EMERGE: IMPACT + MUSIC announced today that single-showcase tickets are now on sale and start at $20.For additional details and the most up-to-date information, visit


Created by Life is Beautiful founder Rehan Choudhry, A Beautiful Perspective is a socially conscious media and live events company, presenting original digital content, festivals and conferences and encouraging authentic and impactful social change. Find out more at and

VICE started Noisey in 2011 as a way to document new and exciting music across the globe – from pop’s heavy-hitters to tiny garage bands and everything in between. Since then, Noisey has grown into one of the most successful music brands on the planet, boasting the most popular music documentaries on the web, its own TV show on VICELAND, a radio show on Apple’s Beats 1, and more. Through in-depth reporting and incisive storytelling, Noisey uses music as a lens to investigate the movements, scenes, and stories that drive our culture.

LAS RAGEOUS Band Performance Times Announced; Single Day Tickets on Sale Today

Band Performance Times Announced;

Single Day Tickets on Sale Today
For Friday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22 Festival

In Downtown Las Vegas

With Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack,

Anthrax, Breaking Benjamin & more

With Sin City’s new two-day music festival less than two weeks away, Las Rageous will release single day tickets for the event. Starting at $79.00 (plus fees), single day tickets will be on sale today at 10:00 a.m. PT at

Coming to the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, Las Rageous will feature some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal. Friday’s lineup features Godsmack, Coheed and Cambria, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Of Mice & Men, as well as Las Vegas locals We Gave It Hell and A Friend, A Foe. Saturday’s lineup features Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal, All That Remains, Escape The Fate, as well as Las Vegas locals Nations and Code Red Riot.

Band performance times for Las Rageous is as follows:

Friday, April 21:
Stage A
11:00 p.m. – Godsmack
9:20 p.m. – Coheed and Cambria
7:40 p.m. – Of Mice & Men
6:25 p.m. – We Gave It Hell

Stage B
10:10 p.m. – Anthrax
8:30 p.m. – Killswitch Engage
6:50 p.m. – The Devil Wears Prada
6:00 p.m. – A Friend, A Foe
5:20 p.m. KOMP Battle of the Bands Winner (to be announced)

Saturday April 22:

Stage A
11:00 p.m. – Avenged Sevenfold
9:20 p.m. – Mastodon
7:40 p.m. – All That Remains
6:25 p.m. – Nations

Stage B
10:10 p.m. – Breaking Benjamin
8:30 p.m. – Eagles of Death Metal
6:50 p.m. – Escape The Fate
6:00 p.m. – Code Red Riot
5:30 p.m. KOMP Battle of the Bands Winner (to be announced)

All ages are welcome and doors open at 4:00 p.m., both days. The festival will also feature a collection of wandering freak show performers and a Vegas scene foodie-focused Food Truck Village.

Las Rageous is produced by Live Nation Las Vegas.

For more information on Las Rageous, please visit:

Upcoming RiSE Lantern Festival Nears Sell Out for Newly Expanded Two-Day Festival


Upcoming RiSE Lantern Festival Nears Sell Out for
Newly Expanded Two-Day Festival

Passes for the second day of the festival have sold out with limited
amounts remaining for Friday, Oct. 7


The newly expanded RiSE Lantern Festival has sold out of passes for the Oct. 8 date with a limited number of tickets still remaining for Friday, Oct. 7. Individuals interested in attending the event can purchase tickets at

Now in its third year, the event organizers opted to expand the unique experience into two days, giving even more attendees the opportunity to join the collective elevation of peoples’ hopes, dreams, resolutions, goals and desires. The breathtaking event will return to the Moapa River Reservation, just 35 miles outside of Las Vegas.

In addition to a multitude of delicious food and drink options, live entertainment by local and regional musicians, festival goers will once again take part in the powerful and visually stunning simultaneous release of over 20,000 lanterns that will ignite the desert sky.

2016 Event and Ticket Information

Price: Adults $89-$109; Children 3-10, $59 -$69 with accompanying adult
Parking and Shuttles: Parking is available on-site ($25 per vehicle) and shuttles from the Las Vegas Strip ($39 per person) will also be an available for purchase.

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Rock in Rio Announces Transportation Options for US Debut May 8-9 and 15-16, 2015

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 Rock in Rio today announced transportation options for the inaugural Rock in Rio USA music festival taking place May 8-9 and 15-16 in Las Vegas. Working closely with local Las Vegas authorities, Rock in Rio has developed a plan to provide convenient access for festival attendees at a minimal impact to local residents and tourists.

With no parking allowed in the area surrounding the venue, attendees are encouraged to arrive each day by the Las Vegas Monorail, shuttle or foot:

  • Las Vegas Monorail – Rock in Rio and the Las Vegas Monorail established a partnership and have developed customized schedules for the Monorail in order to maximize capacity and minimize wait times. For those arriving from other locations on The Strip, the venue is conveniently located a short walk from the SLS Las Vegas and Westgate Las Vegas Monorail stops. The Las Vegas Monorail operates from 7 AM until 3 AM, with options of single ride ($5), 24-hour ($12) and 2-day passes ($22.00), but a temporary discount is available for all multiple day passes from two to seven days on
  • Shuttles – Pre-paid shuttle passes are available, offering attendees a quick, comfortable ride to the event.  Shuttles will pick up from three locations: the MGM Resorts Village across from Luxor and Mandalay Bay, the Downtown Events Center  and the World Market Center. All Shuttles will drop guests off at the conveniently located Gold Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is a short walk to the venue entrance. Return shuttle service will be available from the Gold Lot at the Las Vegas Convention Center to all three pick up locations. Shuttles to the venue will run each day from 2:30 PM until 11 PM, with return service running 10 PM until 2:30 AM. 2-day shuttle passes are available for $25.
  • Pedestrian Traffic – For attendees staying within a 15 to 20 minute walking distance of the venue, walking is recommended for venue access. Pedestrian entrances will be easily accessible from Las Vegas Boulevard.

Absolutely no parking will be available at the venue and road closures surrounding the festival will require access by one of the above recommended transportation methods.

For Las Vegas Monorail tickets go to and for shuttle passes visit:

This legendary music festival celebrates its first stateside edition over four days at the City of Rock, a new open-air venue on the Las Vegas Strip. Rock in Rio USA will welcome some of the biggest names in music including Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Metallica, Linkin Park, No Doubt, Charli XCX,  Ed Sheeran, Jessie J, and Maná, among others.

May 8

Main Stage: No Doubt, Maná, The Pretty Reckless

Sunset Stage: Foster the People, Gary Clark Jr, Bleachers, Saints of Valory

May 9

Main Stage: Metallica, Linkin Park, Rise Against, Hollywood Undead

Sunset Stage: Deftones, Sepultura (feat. Steve Vai), Coheed and Cambria, Of Mice & Men

May 15

Main Stage: Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Ivete Sangalo

Sunset Stage: Jessie J, Charli XCX, Tove Lo, James Bay

May 16

Main Stage: Bruno Mars, Sam Smith, Empire of the Sun

Sunset Stage: John Legend, Joss Stone, Magic!, Mikky Ekko

With a capacity of 85,000 people per day, the more than 40-acre venue will include a ferris wheel and a 64-foot-high zip line that stretches 600 feet across in front of the Main Stage, which is 262 feet long. The venue also includes a VIP area that can accommodate up to 4,000 people featuring air conditioning, an all-inclusive buffet and open bar (certain premium liquors will be available for additional purchase) and a unique view of The City of Rock. Additionally, The City of Rock will feature three Rock Streets – themed streets welcoming attendees to experience an entirely new and exciting kind of music festival and to enjoy the eclectic cultures of the U.S., the UK and Brazil.

Doors for The City of Rock will open at 3 p.m. and close at 1:30 a.m. with Rock Street performances starting at 3:30 p.m. and continuing throughout the entire day.  Sunset Stage performances also will begin at 3:30 p.m. with the first Main Stage artist performing at 5:30 p.m. each day.

Tickets for the upcoming Rock in Rio USA festival in Las Vegas in May are on sale now at with General Admission weekend passes available for $298* and VIP daily passes available for $498*.

Rock in Rio USA Festival is open to all ages; Children 16 and under are required to be accompanied by parent or guardian to enter the venue.

For more information, visit Get the latest updates via Rock in Rio’s Facebook page ( and Twitter feed (  For tickets for Rock in Rio USA, visit:


Life is Beautiful Festival Announces 2014 Dates

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Life is Beautiful Announces Dates for 2014
Highly successful lifestyle experience returns to Downtown Las Vegas in October

Life is Beautiful, the urban festival experience that celebrates music, food, art and learning announced today that it will return to Downtown Las Vegas in 2014 on October 24-26.

“We could not be more excited for 2014,” said Rehan Choudhry, Life is Beautiful’s Founder.  “The support we received from community leaders, corporate partners, downtown businesses and, most of all, our festival fans made Life is Beautiful bigger than we could have ever dreamed in our first year.  We are extremely confident that our festival, created to inspire people, will only grow stronger from year to year.”

Over 60,000 people enjoyed Life is Beautiful in its first year last October, exceeding original estimates for the festival.  Attendees spent the weekend exploring 15- city blocks programmed with music, food, art and learning experiences for all ages. Held over two days, the inaugural event consisted of five music stages, a culinary village, an alchemy garden, an eclectic street art program, a learning program with a range of notable speakers and much more.

“We have some incredible enhancements and new surprises coming for year two,” said Choudhry. “The success and notoriety of Life is Beautiful has inspired our entire team to push the limits in every way possible as we build for the future. More announcements are forthcoming, but we all anxiously look forward to coming back to Downtown Las Vegas October 24-26!”

Founded in 2013 and launched in October of that same year, Life is Beautiful is a music, food, arts and learning festival in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, being developed through a partnership between Aurelian Marketing Group, Downtown Project, Another Planet Entertainment and MAKTUB Marketing. For more information and the latest festival news, visit, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at, and


Life is Beautiful Festival Searches for Local Talent with Music Showcases, Starting Feb. 6

Life is Beautiful festival

Life is Beautiful festival

Life is Beautiful Festival Searches for Local Talent with
Monthly Music Showcases Beginning February 6

Aspiring artists appear in free concerts for a chance to perform at the two-day festival this Fall

Launching its search for the best musicians in the Valley, Life is Beautiful presents a series of free local concerts designed to showcase homegrown talent for the opportunity of a lifetime. Local and regional bands, DJs and solo musicians will be on display starting Wednesday, February 6 in varying Downtown Las Vegas venues, playing for a spot on stage during the highly anticipated festival this Fall.

“A large part of the Life is Beautiful festival will be centered on music, and marquee bands of course,” said Craig Nyman, Head of Music for festival curators Aurelian Marketing Group, “but the opportunity to find and showcase local talent is of great importance to us. At the end of the day, our festival is taking place in the heart of Las Vegas and it is our goal to inspire the entire community by staging top-notch entertainment, no matter where it’s from.”

At the first of these monthly showcases will be six local bands spanning genres from classic rock to pop and folk on Wednesday, February 6 starting at 8 p.m. at Artifice at 1025 First Street. Featured artists include:



Public is welcome and admission to this and future showcases is free. Subsequent showcases will be announced as they are planned. Musicians interested in applying to perform at an upcoming Life is Beautiful showcase can complete a form at If selected for the festival, all bands will be notified by event organizers at least 30 days in advance.

Life is Beautiful is a new two-day music, food and arts festival that plans to attract thousands of locals and tourists to Downtown Las Vegas in the fall of 2013.  L.I.B. is being developed by Aurelian Marketing Group in partnership with Another Planet Entertainment, MAKTUB Marketing and Downtown Project. For up-to-the-minute information on Life is Beautiful or the music showcases, visit the festival’s Facebook and Twitter pages, or its website.

Aurelian Marketing Group is a brand experience company featuring highly experienced brand strategists, creative directors and expert producers with a deep track record in creating and implementing meaningful and impactful branded entertainment and events.  Its CEO, Rehan Choudhry, is the former Director of Entertainment for The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and was previously the Regional Director of Entertainment for Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City.  He was recognized by event trade publication, BizBash as an Event Innovator for his work at The Cosmopolitan in 2011.


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

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 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

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 or to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Rio on Facebook and follow on Twitter.



ROCK ‘N ROLL WINE AMPLIFIED FESTIVAL At Mandalay Bay Beach Saturday, Sept. 15

ROCK ‘N ROLL WINE AMPLIFIED FESTIVAL At Mandalay Bay Beach Saturday, Sept. 15


Mandalay Bay Beach will transform into a wine and music utopia with two stages and five live performances featuring Young The Giant Saturday, Sept. 15. The event will include more than 50 wineries serving more than 150 wines from around the world along with a variety of delectable food items from Mandalay Bay’s award-winning restaurants. Young The Giant released its debut album in 2010 and has received innumerable “band to watch” accolades to date. The singles “My Body” and “Cough Syrup” hit No. 4 and No. 2, respectively on the Modern Rock charts.


Saturday, Sept. 15
7 p.m.

$65 (not including applicable service charges)

Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at or

The Official Blues Brothers Revue and Blues, Brews, BBQ Festival at the Cannery Casino

The Official Blues Brothers Revue and Blues, Brews, BBQ Festival at the Cannery Casino

Sanctioned by Dan Akroyd and The Belushi Estate!


Humor, music and a little mayhem. You’ll get it all in the full presentation of The Official Blues Brothers Revue at the Cannery Casino’s indoor concert venue on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.  The performance begins at 8 p.m.

The Official Blues Brothers Revue, featuring Wayne Catania  as “Jake” and Kieron Lafferty as “Elwood”, is an entertaining and unique show that blends music and humor as only the Blues Brothers delivered it.

The Blues Brothers, first portrayed by John Belushi and Dan Akroyd on Saturday Night Live in 1978, and in The Blues Brothers movie have had many interpretations over the years.  But only one can be truly called “official”, and only one is sanctioned by Dan Akroyd and The Belushi Estate.

After learning of Catania and Lafferty’s performance as the Blues Brothers, Judy Belushi Pisano asked the two to audition for the stage musical The Official Blues Brothers Revival.  The two were cast as Jake and Elwood and the musical ran successfully in Chicago in 2004.  From that production, The Official Blues Brothers Revue was born.

The live concert show combines the entertaining comedy and hits from the original Blues Brothers movie and pays tribute to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel, and soul music.  The Revue delivers all the passion and precision that the original Blues Brothers Band delivered. It’s uplifting, upbeat and true to the duo who inspired it all.

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

On Saturday, June 23, the Cannery Casino kicks off the 9th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival in the outdoor area.  It features a collection of a dozen micro and craft brewed beers and ciders as well as BBQ from H&H Barbeque, Austin Blues Bar-B-Q and Lone Coyote Smokehouse & Grill.  Beers, Ciders and BBQ will be available for sale on site.

Entrance to the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, which begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, is $10 at the door.  The entertainment includes performances by John Lee Hooker, Jr., selected songs from The Official Blues Brothers Revue, along with Sputzy and the Soul Providers.  In addition, New Orleans native Ironing Board Sam, who plays his keyboard on an actual ironing board, will also entertain the crowd with his unusual musical talent.

To say John Lee Hooker, Jr. was familiar with the blues as a young child is a vast understatement.  As the son of blues legend John Lee Hooker, the blues were always present as “little” Hooker was growing up. He was exposed to such greats as Jimmie Reed, Washboard Willie and Boogie Woogie Red. By the time he turned 18 years old, John Lee Hooker, Jr. was a recording artist performing with his father.

The Cannery Casino is located at 2121 E Craig Road (Craig & Losee), North Las Vegas, Nevada. (702) 507-5777.

Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC, owns and operates the Cannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas; and Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas. The company also owns and operates the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington County, PA. Cannery Casino Resorts can be reached at (702) 856-5300. The specific property websites are as follows: Cannery Casino & Hotel, and Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel, The Meadows Racetrack & Casino can be reached at (724) 503-1200, (877) 824-5050, or by visiting


Silverton Casino Hotel Hosts Las Vegas’ First Foodie Fest

Food trucks, carnival rides and more during weekend festival

Silverton Casino Hotel is partnering with Red Dragon Events & Promotions to bring an epic, weekend-long festival to the food lovers of Las Vegas on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29.

The festival will take place in Silverton’s parking lot from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday for an inexpensive admission of $7 in advance and $10 the day of the event. A portion of the proceeds from the entire event will benefit Three Square Food Bank.

The scheduled activities of this delicious festival appeal to both children and adult foodies with more than 30 gourmet food trucks, 15 food vendor booths, farmer’s market, eating contests, a beer garden, carnival rides and games, live demonstrations by chefs, a tequila party tent as well as live entertainment featuring live bands and DJs.

Featured celebrity food trucks will include White Rabbit Truck seen on Travel Channel, Fuku Burger from The Food Network, Vizzi Truck from Modern Marvels, Devilicious from The Great Food Truck Race and Mangia Mangia from The Cooking Channel.

Tickets for the festival can be purchased beforehand online at or the day of at the gate.

About Silverton Casino Hotel

Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse and Mexican-inspired Mi Casa Grill Cantina. In addition to the 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with more than 2,000 slot machines and 30 table games, and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Free Attraction” in the Best of Citysearchâ 2008 awards. Silverton Casino is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond. For more information, please call 702-263-7777 or visit




49TH ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK EVENT – October 1 & 2, 2011

Jennifer Main has been named Featured Artist for the Boulder City Hospital Foundation’s 49th Annual Art in the Park event. Main’s unique style is instantly recognizable for her whimsy and fearless use of vibrant color. “My favorite subjects to paint are my own characters which I create in my mind,” Main says. “I often use them to express a positive message about an aspect of life’s complex journey.”

As a young girl Main discovered she had a strong passion for painting. She began selling her work in galleries at the age of 17 and quickly became one of the top selling artists within the galleries. With growing confidence, hard work, and determination she experienced 13 years as a successful full-time artist. Main’s work is shown in galleries nationally and is available locally at her Las Vegas gallery. Main’s popularity continues to grow worldwide as collectors and fans are drawn to her vibrant art. You can view Jennifer’s work in booth #179 at this year’s Art in the Park event taking place October 1st and 2nd, 2011.

Art in the Park is one of the largest outdoor juried art festivals in the Southwest. The event features more than 320 original artists in the fine art, fine/contemporary craft and traditional craft categories. The festival is Boulder City Hospital Foundation’s signature fundraising event. Proceeds from the event benefit the Boulder City Hospital.

Art in the Park is free to the public, and although Boulder City’s population is just over 16,800, the event draws over 100,000 visitors. The event takes place in beautiful downtown Boulder City, free parking is available throughout the city. Paid parking is available in the old Boulder City Airport parking lot with complimentary shuttle service taking visitors to the event.

2011 sponsors include, First Solar Development, Inc., Desert Radiologists, Mix 94.1, Las Vegas Review-Journal, BLVDS Magazine, Barefoot Wine, Coach America, Red Rock Tents, and Pure Evidence Audio.

Artist applications, program advertisements orders, volunteer forms, photos, maps and additional information is available by visiting  

The Boulder City Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is to raise funds for capital equipment and improvements to the non-profit Boulder City Hospital.

To learn more about Art in the Park, Boulder City Hospital or the Boulder City Hospital Foundation, please contact Wendy Adams at (702) 293-0214 or .

El Cortez Hotel & Casino Hosts Monthly Vegas StrEATs Food-Truck Festival

El Cortez Hotel & Casino Hosts Monthly
Vegas StrEATs Food-Truck Festival
Saturday, July 9 from 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

El Cortez Hotel & Casino hosts the Vegas StrEATs food-truck festival on the Jackie Gaughan Parkway from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Saturday, July 9. Food trucks participating in the event include Slidin’ Thru, Fukuburger, Curbside Café, BBQ Boy, Snow Ono, Grouchy Johns, Engine 1 Pizza and The Cheesesteak Truck.

Presented by El Cortez, Slidin’ Thru and Insert Coin(s) VideoLounge Gamebar, Vegas StrEATs will bring food, live art and music to the Fremont East Entertainment District. Drink specials throughout the festival include $2 Bud and Bud Light draughts, $3 Jameson Irish Whiskey shots, $3 Jagermeister shots and $2 Pepsi products.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011, El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel casino in Las Vegas. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont Street and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District. With 300 newly remodeled hotel rooms, including six uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In May 2009, the property opened the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a 64-room boutique hotel offering vintage South Beach style in the heart of downtown. The casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines. El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options. The Las Vegas Review-Journal voted El Cortez “Best Downtown Hotel” in 2009; “Best Blackjack in Las Vegas” in 2007 and from 2009-2011; “Best Video Poker” in 2008; and “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2005-2006 and 2008-2011. Dining options at El Cortez include: Café Cortez and The Flame Steakhouse, a vintage favorite among Las Vegas locals. The property’s other amenities include: Subway, Dreyer’s Ice Cream Shop, Seattle’s Best Coffee, El Cortez Gift Shop and a full-service beauty and barber shop. For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit

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9 Group and Palms Casino Resort Present 3rd Annual Love Festival, May 27-29

9 Group and Palms Casino Resort Present 3rd Annual Love Festival during Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29

9 Group and Palms Casino Resort invite partygoers to buckle their seatbelts and prepare for takeoff as they host the 3rd Annual Love Festival during Memorial Day Weekend, Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29. Weekend highlights include live performances by British hip-hop artist, Tinie Tempah and influential hip-hop artist, Yelawolf, as well as DJ sets by residents Paul Oakenfold and Morgan Page and world-reputable musical talent such as Paul Van Dyk, Chromeo, DJ Reza, Treasure Fingers and more.

Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29

Palms Casino Resort

4321 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

The Love Festival is open to the public, 21 years of age and older. Ultimate VIP three-day all-access passes start at $475 and include VIP admission to Rain Nightclub, Playboy Club, Moon Nightclub, ghostbar and Palms Pool & Bungalows parties as well as hosted bar in VIP designated areas featuring Ketel One, Don Julio, Red Bull and FIJI Water from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. Gratuity included.

Table reservations may be made by calling 702.942.6832 or emailing Special room rates are available; please call 866.725.6773 and use codes LOVFST1 and LOVFST2. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit

Friday, May 27 –

Palm Pool & Bungalows host Ditch Fridays, featuring a live performance by chart-topping artist, Tinie Tempah and headlining talent and resident DJ, Morgan Page, as well as DJ Dainjazone and DJ Exodus. Ditch Fridays begins at noon, and cover charge starts at $25 per person (local ladies are free).

Rain Nightclub hosts CLASH Fridays, an edgy, sexy stage production that when combined with synchronized beats, creates a cultural integration of sound, image and dance. Resident DJ Felix Da Housecat spins on the turntables, as well as Green Velvet and Dave Fogg. Doors open at 10 p.m., and cover charge starts at $30 per person (local ladies are free).

Moon Nightclub welcomes Tinie Tempah to the stage as he performs for the second time. Doors open at 11 p.m., and cover charge starts at $40 per person (local ladies are free).

Saturday, May 28
Palms Pool & Bungalows presents a daytime pool party with a DJ set by Chromeo, as well as Hyphy Crunk, DJ M!KEATTACK and Breakdown. Doors open at 10 p.m. and cover charge starts at $25 per person.

Later that evening, Rain Nightclub presents “Perfecto Vegas” featuring the legendary Paul Oakenfold as well as Zen Freeman and 14-year-old musical prodigy, KiD DJ. Doors open at 10 p.m., and cover charge starts at $40 per person. Palms Pool & Bungalows hosts a poolside party under the stars, featuring a live performance by Yelawolf, DJ Klever and Kayper. Doors open at 10 p.m. and cover charge starts at $40 per person, which includes access to both Rain Nightclub and Palms Pool & Bungalows.

Sunday, May 29
(THE LOVE FESTIVAL main event)

Record producer and DJ Junior Sanchez performs at Palms Pool & Bungalows, sharing the stage with Craze, Kill The Noise, Treasure Fingers, Classix and Yvonne Black. open at 10 a.m. and cover charge starts at $25 per person.

After the sun goes down, Rain Nightclub hosts The Love Festival main event, featuring headliner Paul Van Dyk, along with DJ Reza, Marcus Schossow and TV Rock. Outside at Palms Pool & Bungalows, revelers will enjoy a moon-lit performance by LA Riots and Justin Martin. Doors open at 10 p.m. and cover charge starts at $50 per person, which includes access to both Rain Nightclub and Palms Pool & Bungalows (day and nighttime pool parties).

Palms Casino Resort, heralded as one of Las Vegas’ hippest resorts, is an all-encompassing, one-stop destination. Owned by the Maloof family, the boutique property boasts three distinct towers and a diverse mix of bars and restaurants across a 95,000-square-foot casino. Premier amenities and world-renowned venues include 9 Group operated hotspots, such as Playboy Club; ghostbar; Rain Nightclub; Moon Nightclub; N9NE Steakhouse; Nove Italiano and Palms Pool & Bungalows; as well as The Pearl concert venue; Little Buddha; Simon Restaurant & Lounge; Palms Spa and AMP Salon; Drift Spa & Hammam; LA Sunset Tan; Brenden Theatres, a 14-theatre Cineplex; Huntington Ink Tattoo Lounge; the Fantasy Suites, including the Hardwood Suite, the only hotel room in the world with its own basketball court; and over 60,000 square-feet of meeting space. Palms has played host to MTV’s Video Music Awards, Real World: Las Vegas and Bravo’s Celebrity Poker Showdown, and E!’s Girls Next Door and Sunset Tan feature the resort on a regular basis. Palms Casino Resort is located just west of the Las Vegas Strip and I-15 on Flamingo Road. For room reservations, call toll free at (866) PALMS-RES, (866) 725-6773, or visit For groups of 15 rooms or more, contact the Sales Department at (866) PALMS-MTG or (866) 725-6768.