March at Fremont Street Experience is Going to be Madness

March at Fremont Street Experience is Going to be Madness Downtown Celebrates College Basketball with “March Hoops,” NASCAR Weekend with Race Jam and St. Patrick’s Day

World’s Largest Bracket displayed on the 1,500-foot long Viva Vision screen starting March 15

Join the Madness of March as Fremont Street Experience celebrates college basketball with March Hoops, a month-long event from Thursday, March 1 through Friday, March 28 and NASCAR Weekend with Race Jam from Thursday, March 8 to Sunday, March 11.  Additionally, “paint downtown green” on St. Patrick’s Day with drink specials and free entertainment all weekend.

March Hoops
March Hoops at Fremont Street Experience features free entertainment every night with two high-energy, sexy stage shows featuring dancers and singers — Hardwood Hotties (Tuesdays – Sundays) and Dream Team Divas (Wednesdays – Mondays) by Face Productions — and the High Hoops Zone interactive area where guests can test their skills at 20-, 25- and 30-foot basketball hoops. Beginning March 13, Fremont Street Experience will showcase the world’s largest NCAA bracket on the 1,500-foot long Viva Vision screen, which will be updated daily throughout the NCAA tournament. During the Sweet Sixteen from March 22 – 25, U2 tribute band L.A. Vation and Bon Jovi tribute band Wanted will be the featured entertainment.

Race Jam 2012
From Thursday, March 8 to Sunday, March 11 the spirit of NASCAR will take over Fremont Street Experience.  With plenty of fast-paced fun, the racing weekend will feature drink specials, NASCAR merchandise booths and three days of rocking entertainment with AC/DC tribute band Bonfire, Red Not Chili Peppers, Arena and Jay Bolan Band.

 

St. Patrick’s Day
Fremont Street Experience invites Las Vegas locals and tourists to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all weekend long with free concerts from Thursday, March 15 to Sunday, March 18. Tribute bands Vegas U2 and Red Not Chili Peppers will be on hand for those who want to rock out.  Feeling a little bit more Irish, enjoy traditional and Celtic music with special appearances from legendary bands Finnegan’s Wake and Whiskey Galore on March 17.

Drink specials will be available throughout the month of March: Captain Morgan Black for March Hoops, Crown Royal for Race Jam and Bushmills Irish Honey Whiskey for St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 EVENINGS HOSTED BY BLAIR GARNER

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

DETAILS:              Friday, March 30, 2012

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

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

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

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

10:45pm               Luke Bryan                                                                                          3rd Street Stage

Saturday, March 31, 2012

7:00pm                 Jana Kramer                                                                                       1st Street Stage

7:55pm                 Craig Campbell                                                                                  1st Street Stage

8:35pm                 Eli Young Band                                                                                   3rd Street Stage

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

9:50pm                 Laura Bell Bundy                                                                               1st Street Stage

10:45pm               Eric Church                                                                                          3rd Street Stage

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

 

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

 

About the LVCVA – The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With 151,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.  For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.VisitLasVegas.com.

 

 

LISTINGS UPDATE: USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament and Supporting Events Return to Las Vegas

USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament and Supporting Events Return to Las Vegas February 7 – 12

WHAT: 2012 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament and supporting events

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2012 – Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012

WHERE: USA Sevens and Las Vegas Invitational:

Sam Boyd Stadium

7000 E. Russell Rd.

Las Vegas, NV 89122

Supporting Events:

Various locations throughout Las Vegas (see details section)

TICKETS: Tickets for the 2012 USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament start at $9 for youth (age 14 and younger) and $40 for adults. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit www.USASevens.com or call 1.888.RUGBY.7S.

DETAILS: Opening Ceremonies at Fremont Street Experience – Feb. 9

Opening ceremonies for the USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament will be held on the Fremont Street Experience beginning at 6:30 p.m. A special welcome message will be given by Golden Nugget headliner Gordie Brown, and all teams will walk a special red carpet as they are introduced to fans as the representatives of their respective countries.

Following the Parade of Nations, USA Sevens will host a Block Party for fans eager to continue celebrating the start of the tournament. Insert Coins Videolounge Gamebar will host a competition to find the best Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge player on Xbox, and several of the surrounding bars in the Fremont East Entertainment District will also offer drink specials throughout the night.

International Fan Festival – Feb. 10 – 12

During all three days of the tournament, fans can take a break from the rugby action to enjoy live entertainment, a diverse selection of intercontinental cuisine and carnival activities at the USA Sevens International Fan Festival. USA Sevens Rugby is a family friendly event with games, prizes, face painting and rugby clinics for children throughout the event, too. Located just outside the stadium, ticket holders are free to move from the festival to the games inside the stadium throughout the tournament.

Las Vegas Invitational Presented by Station Casinos – Feb. 9 – 12

The Las Vegas Invitational (LVI) is an amateur rugby tournament open to teams of all ages and skill levels. The LVI is considered one of the premier amateur rugby events in the United States, featuring athletes and matchups across a wide-range of rugby divisions and age groups. The event gives incoming fans and avid rugby enthusiasts a chance to participate and play over the weekend while also watching the international teams compete at the USA Sevens.

Tournament Play:

Friday, Feb. 10

Gates Open: 3 p.m.

Matches: 4 – 9:45 p.m.

Highlights: Pool Rounds 1 and 2 in men’s and women’s play, LVI Matches

Saturday, Feb. 11

Gates Open: 11 a.m.

Matches: 12 – 7 p.m.

Highlights: Pool Round 3 and Quarterfinals in men’s and women’s play, Women’s Semifinals, LVI Matches

Sunday, Feb. 12

Gates Open: 8:30 a.m.

Matches: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Highlights: Semifinals and Finals in men’s play, Finals in women’s play, LVI Matches

Sevens Rugby Teams Competing:

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, United States, Uruguay and Wales.

Additional Events – Feb. 7 – 12

Team Autograph Sessions – Feb. 7 – 8**

The national teams from Wales, Scotland and England will hold autograph sessions at various locations in the week leading up to the tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 7 and Wednesday, Feb. 8. All autograph sessions will give fans the chance to interact with their favorite players and receive autographs while enjoying special giveaways and dining promotions.

Wales and Scotland will host their team autograph session on Feb. 7 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Ri Ra Irish Pub at the Shoppes at Mandalay Place.

The national team from England will be at Todd English Pub inside Crystals at City Center on Feb. 8 from 7 – 9 p.m.

**All autograph sessions are tentatively scheduled and subject to change.

Team USA Pep Rally at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino – Feb. 8

USA Rugby fans can get fired up for tournament play at the Team USA Pep Rally at the Miracle Mile Shops on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. The pep rally will feature members and coaches from the USA Eagles sevens rugby team, USA cheerleaders and showgirls from “Vegas! The Show.”

Rugby Party at PBR Rock Bar & Grill – Feb. 9

To celebrate the opening of USA Sevens, PBR Rock Bar & Grill inside Miracle Mile Shops will host a Rugby Party starting at 11 p.m. Rugby fans can enjoy daily food and drink specials at PBR Rock Bar & Grill throughout USA Sevens.

International Beer Festival & Opening Night Party at Sunset Station – Feb. 10

All rugby fans are welcome to celebrate the first day of USA Sevens competition at the International Beer Festival & Opening Night Party inside the Amphitheater at Sunset Station. Booths will feature beers from all 16 competing nations as fans enjoy the diverse range of cultures championed by USA Sevens.

Reggae Bash at Sunset Station – Feb. 11

Following the second day of rugby competition, fans are invited to Sunset Station to enjoy a Reggae Bash at 9 p.m., featuring headliner Fiji. Four supporting acts will also perform at the event.

Ali Campbell of UB 40 Concert Supporting the Paul Soliai Foundation at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino – Feb. 11

Fans eager to rub elbows with rugby legends and NFL greats can attend the Ali Campbell of UB 40 Concert benefiting the Paul Soliai Foundation at Planet Hollywood on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. Michael Jones, Jonah Lomu, Paul Soliai, Peter Fatialofa, Tony McDaniel and others will be in attendance to support this non-profit organization dedicated to helping American-Samoa student athletes.

Official Wrap Party at Planet Hollywood – Feb. 12

Following the USA Sevens championship match, all fans are invited to Planet Hollywood for the Official Wrap Party starting at 10 p.m. Fans will be able to meet and interact with coaches and players from all sixteen competing nations as they celebrate a great week of events, international festivals and nonstop rugby action.

Additional Tournament Information:

The USA Sevens international rugby tournament in Las Vegas is the fifth of nine stops on the 2011-12 HSBC Sevens World Series. The three-day tournament is the only North American stop for the Sevens World Series. The premier rugby tournament in North America, fans will see 16 national teams play 44 matches during the three-day competition in an attempt to gain points in the Sevens World Series standings.

Played on the same size field as traditional 15-player rugby, sevens rugby is played with just seven players per team. Matches have seven minute halves with two minute intervals for pool and knock-out matches. The fast pace and short duration of matches makes every moment of the action thrilling for spectators.

Fans can stay updated on all the latest USA Sevens Rugby news, events and details by following on FacHYPERLINK “https://www.facebook.com/USASevens”eHYPERLINK “https://www.facebook.com/USASevens”book (USA Sevens Rugby Tournament And Festival) and TwiHYPERLINK “http://twitter.com/”tHYPERLINK “http://twitter.com/”ter (@USASevensRugby).

Catch “The Big Game” and Eat Like a King at InsertCoin(s) Videolounge Gamebar

Catch “The Big Game” and eat like a king at InsertCoin(s) Videolounge Gamebar

Beer buckets, gourmet sliders from Slidin’ Thru and Stoli Vodka drink specials make for the perfect Sunday afternoon viewing

Watch “The Big Game” at InsertCoin(s) Videolounge Gamebar and take advantage of amazing drink specials and food from Slidin’ Thru.

WHO:

InsertCoin(s) Videolounge Gamebar located in the heart of the Fremont Street East district of Downtown Las Vegas

WHAT:

InsertCoin(s) Videolounge Gamebar celebrates “Super Sunday” with drink specials and amazing food. With a $30 cover, guests receive beer buckets and delicious, gourmet sliders from Slidin’ Thru. The Budweiser girls will be on-site, handing out cash and prizes throughout the game. With more than 40 large HDTV’s, guests will have the option to watch the “big game” or play one of nearly 2,000 video games.

Guests must be 21 years or older.

WHEN:

Sunday, Feb. 5

The viewing party begins at 2 p.m.

WHERE:

InsertCoin(s) Videolounge Gamebar

512 Fremont Street

Las Vegas, NV 89101

COST:

$30 cover includes beer buckets and gourmet sliders from Slidin’ Thru

About InsertCoin(s) Videolounge Gamebar

Nestled in the iconic, neon-laden Fremont East District of Downtown Las Vegas, InsertCoin(s) Videolounge Gamebar features an innovative combination of classic arcades, lounge service, console video gaming and world-renowned Video DJs. Guests can choose from more than 60 refurbished arcade cabinets in the COIN-OP Corner, including “Tron,” “Frogger,” “Donkey Kong” and “Joust,” as well as 40 video game consoles, ranging from Atari 2600 to Super Nintendo to Xbox 360. Home to thousands of modern and retro games and 44 large HDTV’s, InsertCoin(s) is an ideal venue for videogame tournaments, private parties, corporate events and product launches. For reservations call 702-477-2525. InsertCoin(s) Videolounge Gamebar is located at 512 Fremont Street. For additional information, please visit www.InsertCoinsLV.com, facebook.com/insertcoinslv or twitter.com/insertcoinslv.

About Slidin’ Thru – (To be read in an awesomely dramatic movie narrator voice)

Slidin’ Thru was created by one man with an idea, a dream and an appetite for something different in the Las Vegas community – The Future of Fast Food™. Slidin’ Thru was officially founded on March 13, 2010 by Ricardo Guerrero (Ric) to show hungry citizens of Las Vegas that mini burgs can have a fun and powerful taste. After attending culinary school, Guerrero quickly realized he would rather find a way to not only cook, but watch as people savored the food he was preparing and thus the Slidin’ Thru slider truck was born. As the brand expanded, Slidin’ Thru began releasing swag that fans can’t get enough of, including limited edition shirt designs and more. In December 2011, Slidin’ Thru opened its first official restaurant location on North Durango and Centennial Parkway with a second restaurant set to open in early 2012. The Slidin’ Thru team also runs the popular Vegas StrEATs event in Downtown Las Vegas, as well as Movies in the Park. For more information, visit www.slidinthru.com.

LUKE BRYAN & ERIC CHURCH TO HEADLINE ACM WEEKEND ON FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE MARCH 30-­-31, 2012 DURING “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

 

LUKE BRYAN & ERIC CHURCH TO HEADLINE
ACM WEEKEND ON FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE
MARCH 30-­-31, 2012
DURING “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

Free Open-to-Public Concers for Fans To Take Place for the 6th Consecutive Year
Are The Most-­‐Attended Events on Fremont Street Experience

The Academy of Country Music and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced today that country music superstars Luke Bryan and Eric Church will be the headlining performers for ACM Weekend on Fremont Street Experience, to be held on consecutive nights, March 30-31, 2012 in Las Vegas. Bryan will headline on Friday night, March 30th and Church will headline on Saturday, March 31st.

These concerts take place in conjunction with The Week Vegas Goes Country, the week of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, honoring country music’s top talent and the industry’s hottest emerging talent, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 8pm live ET on the CBS Television Network.

For the sixth year in a row, the Academy of Country Music presents free and open-to-the-public concerts starting at 6:30pm on two stages in downtown Las Vegas at Fremont Street Experience. The weekend-long party leading up to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards is sponsored by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and features headlining performers and emerging artists. Specific show times, additional performers and stage locations are to be announced soon.

Coming off the most successful year of his career, Capitol Records Nashville’s Luke Bryan shows no signs of slowing down. One of the fastest rising stars in country music, Bryan is celebrating airplay chart success with his current hit single, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” off his Gold-certified third studio album, tailgates & tanlines. With his Platinum-selling smash hit, “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” Bryan continues to prove why he’s Nashville’s artist to watch. You can catch Bryan on the road as he joins Jason Aldean on the 2012 leg of his My Kinda Party Tour. Check out Luke online at www.lukebryan.com.

EMI Records Nashville artist Eric Church is one of the brightest and boldest stars to emerge in country music in years. With his third album, CHIEF, topping both the Country and Top 200 Billboard charts in 2011, Church is anything but formulaic. He continues to make his mark out on the road with his raucous live shows played for sold out crowds across the country. Showcasing his hits like the No. 1 “Drink In My Hand” and Top 20’s “Homeboy” and “Smoke A Little Smoke,” fans can catch Church in 2012 on his arena headlining The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour. Keep up with Eric online at www.ericchurch.com.

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

ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With 151,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.VisitLasVegas.com.

Fremont Street Experience To Host Historic Chinese New Year Event in Downtown Las Vegas

 

Fremont Street Experience To Host Historic Chinese New Year
Event in Downtown Las Vegas

Inaugural Event to Feature Traditional and Digital Dragon Dance,
Cultural Entertainment and a Karaoke Competition from Jan. 24 – 28

Fremont Street Experience, CHD, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Golden Catalyst are bringing the first-ever Chinese New Year celebration to Downtown Las Vegas. Chinese New Year – Dragon In The Desert will celebrate the Year of the Dragon from Jan. 24 – 28 with a 5-day festival featuring many of the traditional and symbolic elements needed to wish good fortune to all.

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman will participate in the Opening Ceremonies on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. The new year will be greeted with a live authentic dragon dance performed by the Las Vegas Lohan School of Shaolin complete with virtual firecrackers on Viva Vision; the largest video screen in the world measuring 1,500 feet long and suspended 90 feet above the street, an eye painting ceremony and a parade of performers dressed in elaborate costumes. Additionally, a ribbon cutting to start the opening ceremonies will consist of 888 people for extra luck.

“Fremont Street Experience is excited to help usher in the Chinese New Year for the first time to wish wealth, good health and good fortune to all,” stated Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience. “We invite everyone to celebrate with us.”

Each night, beginning at 6 p.m., the festival will feature a live dragon and lion dance, a Vendor Village with Asian food and arts and crafts, and a virtual dragon dance on Viva Vision. Live entertainment will include cultural presentations on the 3rd Street Stage and a Karaoke competition hosted by Las Vegas Thai Elvis Prasith on the 1st Street Stage where anyone in the crowd can join in for a chance to win prizes. For a detailed entertainment schedule go to www.cnyinthedesert.com. All entertainment is free and open to the public.

“We’re hosting over 2,000 international visitors for the week and to have Fremont Street Experience and LVCVA align with us to celebrate this festive time is wonderful,” said David Huang, President of CHD.

“China is our number one source of international travel from Asia,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Cultural celebrations such as Chinese New Year help showcase the amenities and attractions of Las Vegas as we continue to attract more international visitors.”

“Chinese New Year is the most important holiday of the year. Hosting this event in historic downtown at Fremont Street Experience is a wonderful opportunity to bring our two cultures closer together” said Jan-Ie Low of Golden Catalyst.

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 which 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

 

 

Flightlinez holds fundraiser next week for locally based leadership group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flying for Today’s Youth…Tomorrow’s Leaders

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience join forces with the Alpha Men & Divas of Tomorrow

Locally-based leadership organization provides high school students tools and skills to succeed in their educational goals

 

WHO:
Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience and locally-based organization Alpha Men & Divas of Tomorrow.

 

Representatives of Flightlinez and Alpha Men & Divas of Tomorrow, as well as current and past members of the program, will be on hand for interviews. The past members are currently in college or have graduated college with the help of the charity.

 

WHAT:
Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will donate all revenues from zipline rides on Thursday, Dec. 8 from noon to midnight to Alpha Men & Divas of Tomorrow. Due to lack of funds this year, the charity was forced to cancel an important college tour and other activities, creating a great, immediate need for funds to keep the positivity of this organization moving forward. 

 

Alpha Men & Divas of Tomorrow is a leadership organization for high school youth that, through positive experiences such as volunteering, community service and tutoring, prepare students to further their academic success by graduating from high school and attending a 4-year college or university. Funds allow the organization to provide much needed services to these students including: setting up community service and volunteer opportunities, scholarships, ACT/SAT training and tutoring in academic studies. 

 

Flightlinez is committed to serving the Las Vegas community by hosting charitable fundraisers throughout the year. In early 2011, Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience began hosting these monthly events and have donated nearly $150,000 to local charities. 

 

TIMES:
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011
Noon until midnight
 
COST:
Noon until 6 p.m. Flightlinez Zipline rides are $15
6 p.m. until midnight Flightlinez Zipline rides are $20
 
WHERE:
Flightlinez
Fremont Street Experience
425 Fremont Street
Downtown Las Vegas, Nev.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Flightlinez owns and operates the zipline ride attraction located at the Fremont Street Experience and continuously puts forth fundraising efforts to support charities and worthwhile causes in Las Vegas. For more information on Flightlinez, please visit www.fremontstreetflightline.com.

 

The Alpha Men & Divas of Tomorrow Youth Organization (www.amdotlv.com) is a Las Vegas-based leadership organization for high school youth. Since its inception in 1995, the Alpha Men & Divas of Tomorrow Youth Organization has helped to enrich the lives of hundreds of Las Vegas youth. The mission of the program is to mentor youth who want to further their academic success by graduating from high school and attending a 4-year College or University.

 

Young men and women within the organization are provided with positive experiences, while giving back to society, through community service. Some of the services of the organization include volunteering at various shelters and community centers within Las Vegas. Members provide tutoring services to under privileged youths, donate time with the elderly and provide assistance with community outreach.

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience to hold fundraiser for 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan & the Morning Zoo Toy Drive benefitting Help of Southern Nevada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience to hold fundraiser for 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan & the Morning Zoo Toy Drive benefitting Help of Southern Nevada

 

WHO:
Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience, 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive and Help of Southern Nevada.

 

Representatives of Flightlinez, Help of Southern Nevada and Chet Buchanan and on air personalities from 98.5 KLUC will be on hand to answer questions and get the fun started with the first ever pre-toy drive fundraiser in the 13-year history of the state’s largest toy drive taking place Dec. 1 – 12, 2011.

 

WHAT:
Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will donate all their revenues from zipline rides on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from noon to midnight to the 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan & the Morning Zoo Toy Drive benefitting Help of Southern Nevada.

 

Flightlinez is committed to serving the Las Vegas community by hosting chartable fundraisers throughout the year. In October, Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience donated nearly $13,000 to Susan G. Komen and have donated more than $120,000 to local charities and community groups since launching the new charitable initiative in February.

 

TIMES:
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
Noon until midnight

 

COST:
Noon until 6 p.m. Flightlinez Zipline rides are $15
6 p.m. until midnight Flightlinez Zipline rides are $20

 

WHERE:
Flightlinez
Fremont Street Experience
425 Fremont Street
Downtown Las Vegas, Nev.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Flightlinez owns and operates the zipline ride attraction located at the Fremont Street Experience and continuously puts forth fundraising efforts to support charities and worthwhile causes in Las Vegas. For more information on Flightlinez, please visit www.fremontstreetflightline.com.

 

The 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo Toy Drive is the state’s largest toy drive providing Christmas joy to thousands of families since it began 13 years ago. Morning Show DJ Chet Buchanan turned his dream into a reality and years later a single toy drive can collect thousands of bikes, hundreds of thousands of dollars and 10 – 20 grocery trucks full of toys to assist Help of Southern Nevada in providing Christmas to families who would otherwise do without this holiday season. For more information visit www.kluc.com.

Salute To Veterans Concert by The 63rd Regional Support Command to Perform a Free Concert at Fremont Street Experience

 

“Salute To Veterans” Concert by The 63rd Regional Support Command to Perform a Free Concert at Fremont Street Experience

Combined United States Army Reserve Band to play in Honor of Veteran’s Day Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 at 5 p.m.

WHAT:
The 63rd Regional Support Command will be hosting a free concert in honor of Veteran’s Day at Fremont Street Experience on  the 1st Street Stage, Thursday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. A combined United States Army Reserve band will be performing in celebration of a “Salute To Veterans” night.  
 
Expected to attend are Councilman Bob Coffin, Las Vegas USO representative and Downtown Las Vegas Rotary members.
                 
WHEN:          Thursday, Nov. 10 at 5 p.m.
 
WHO:             The 63rd Regional Support Command
– Combined United States Army Reserve Band
                         
Councilman Bob Coffin
                         Las Vegas USO representative
                         Downtown Las Vegas Rotary members
                       
WHERE:         1st Street Stage
                         Fremont Street Experience located in downtown Las Vegas

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience to hold fundraiser creating Alyssa Otremba scholarship at Arbor View High School and benefiting The Rape Crisis Center

 

 

 

 

 

Alyssa Scholarship Fund

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience to hold fundraiser creating Alyssa Otremba scholarship at Arbor View High School and benefiting The Rape Crisis Center —

 

WHO:
Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience and The Rape Crisis Center

Representatives of The Rape Crisis Center as well as Flightlinez will be available for interviews. All Arbor View High School students will ride free that day to celebrate Alyssa’s memory. 

WHAT:
Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will donate all their revenues from zipline rides on Wednesday, Sept. 28 to create a minimum $5,000 scholarship at Arbor View High School in Alyssa Otremba’s name to keep her memory alive and will donate the remainder of the day’s proceeds to The Rape Crisis Center. “We had already been working with The Rape Crisis Center to have our September funds benefit their worthwhile efforts and when we heard about Alyssa’s untimely passing we were also very committed to keeping her memory alive. All involved were happy to work together to make the fundraising efforts on this day benefit both causes and create an awareness of the needs in our Las Vegas community,” said Joey Vanas of Flightlinez. 

Flightlinez is committed to serving the Las Vegas community by hosting charitable fundraisers throughout the year. In June, Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience donated nearly $18,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas and have donated more than $100,000 to local charities and community groups since launching the new charitable initiative in February.

TIMES:
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011
Noon until midnight

COST:
Noon until 6 p.m. Flightlinez Zipline rides are $15
6 p.m. until midnight Flightlinez Zipline rides are $20

WHERE:
Flightlinez
Fremont Street Experience
425 Fremont Street
Downtown Las Vegas, Nev.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

Flightlinez owns and operates the zipline ride attraction located at the Fremont Street Experience and continuously puts forth fundraising efforts to support charities and worthwhile causes in Las Vegas. For more information on Flightlinez, please visit fremontstreetflightline.com.

 

The Rape Crisis Center provides crisis intervention, advocacy, support, education, and counseling to those affected by sexual violence in Clark County and the Las Vegas area. Advocates are available 24 hrs a day, seven days a week to provide support and answer questions. The center also welcomes calls from partners, family members and friends of rape and sexual victims.

 

Third Annual OktoberFrightFest at Fremont Street Experience

 

Third Annual “OktoberFrightFest” at Fremont Street Experience

Celebrate Oktoberfest and Halloween Oct. 3 – 31 with Free Entertainment

 Fremont Street Experience is hosting the third annual OktoberFrightFest Oct. 3 – 31, the ultimate festival that combines Oktoberfest and Halloween for a month-long street party.
 
The spook-tacular nightly fun and fantasy kicks off Monday, Oct. 3 and continues throughout “Oktober,” ending on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31.  Fremont Street Experience will once again transform itself into the ultimate adult playground with Oktoberfest and Halloween festivities, including Viva Vision light and sound shows themed to “Time Warp” and “Monster Mash,” outdoor bars featuring beer and drink specials, the Second Annual Fall Beer Festival at Golden Nugget and three free Halloween-themed stage shows.
 
Live Shows during OktoberFrightFest:
 
“Frank & The Steins”
is a live musical revue of classic Halloween songs.  The cast is comprised of hot ghouls and guys; singers, dancers and live musicians performing songs including “Psycho Killers,” “Spooky,” “Time Warp,” and “Ghostbusters,” that will make audiences dance, laugh, sing and scream. “Frank & The Steins” is produced by Face Productions and choreographed by Melden Steele.  “Frank & The Steins” will perform on the 3rd Street Stage Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays at 9, 10, 11 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31 at 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m.   
 
“Alice and Ozzy’s Frightmare”
draws equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock to pioneer a grandly theatrical brand of rock music designed to shock.  This tribute to Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne is sure to bring the spirit of Halloween to life on stage.  Their performance includes a stage show that features smoke machines, a coffin, a guillotine and an electric chair.  “Alice and Ozzy’s Frightmare” will perform on the 1st Street Stage Sundays, Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays at 8, 9, 10 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31 at 8, 9, 10 and 11 p.m.

Vampire Rising will perform three themed sets that highlight a vast repertoire.  The Gothic Set includes a set list on the heavy side of rock and will include songs from Rob Zombie’s “Dragula,” Alice in Chains “Man in the Box,” and Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid.”  The Pop Horror set is hosted by the “Addams Family” and will feature some of the lighter side of the macabre with hits like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and Oingo Boingo’s “Dead Man’s Party.” The third set, titled Rock From the Dead, will have the band costumed like some of our dearly departed rock stars and will regale the crowd with renditions that include Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London,” Guns & Roses “Welcome to the Jungle” and Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear the Reaper.” Vampire Rising will perform on the Main Street Stage Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays, at 10, 11 p.m. and Midnight and Fridays, Saturdays at 6, 7, and 8 p.m. and Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31 at 9, 10 11 p.m. and Midnight.  Arena, an 80s Stadium Rock Tribute Band, will perform on the Main Street Stage on Fridays and Saturdays nights at 10 p.m.-2 a.m.  
 
Oktoberfest:
Beer and drink specials will be available throughout OktoberFrightFest, including beer specials featuring Miller Lite and Foster’s Lager.  This year Bacardi OakHeart, a new spiced rum, will be the featured liquor on Fremont Street Experience during OktoberFrightFest.  
 
Second Annual Fall Beer Festival (Golden Nugget):
Fremont Street Experience member property Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino will host their first annual Fall Beer Festival during a two-day event on Oct. 14 & 15. This two-day festival brings together consumers, craft beer vendors, live music, great food and hundreds of beers in two very different events.  The first event kicks off Friday, Oct. 14 from 7-10 p.m. in The Grand events enter.  Guests will sample over 120 craft beer selections and enjoy chef-inspired appetizers while listening to live music.  Tickets to this event can be purchased individually for $50. On Saturday, Oct. 15 from 3-9 p.m., The Tank, Golden Nugget’s award-winning pool and shark aquarium will host an Oktoberfest Pool Party.  Admission is free and beer enthusiasts can enjoy 200 different international and domestic beers available for purchase while listening to an authentic German Oktoberfest band.

Viva Vision Schedule:
Fremont Street Experience’s Viva Vision will feature four themed sing-along/dance-along shows to “Time Warp” and “Monster Mash” each evening in October.  These mini Halloween-themed shows are 3-4 minutes long and will play after regularly scheduled shows at the top of the hour.
 
*     7:00 p.m. – “Signs of Life by John Van Hamersveld”
                         “Time Warp”
 
*    8:00 p.m. – “Don McLean’s American Pie”
 
*    9:00 p.m. – “The Doors – Strange Days in Vegas”
                         “Monster Mash” 
 
*     10:00 p.m. – “A Tribute to Queen”
                           “Time Warp”
 
*     11:00 p.m. – “KISS Over Vegas”
 
*    Midnight – “George Thorogood’s Bad to the Bone”
                         “Monster Mash”
 
For more information on OktoberFrightFest and all Fremont Street Experience events, visit www.vegasexperience.com <http://www.vegasexperience.com> .

 
The 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 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants, specialty retail and free nightly entertainment, the Fremont Street Experience attracts over 18 million annual visitors. The Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com
<http://www.vegasexperience.com> .

 

 

Event recap – great images from Flightlinez benefit for Opportunity Village

Yesterday, donned in scarves made by Opportunity Village, the “Official Elvis of Las Vegas” Jesse Garon and MobileMinister.com Elvis Roland August kicked off the ‘For the Love of Art’ fundraiser at Fremont Street Experience put on by Flightlinez zipline ride, benefitting Opportunity Village. The event featured the beautiful scarves made by citizens of Opportunity Village, along with baked goods from their culinary program that were all for sale. Emergency Arts also provided artwork for sale and had demonstrations by live artists throughout the day.

The connection to Elvis? Many people don’t know that Opportunity Village made every scarf that Elvis gave away from the stage as well as other items for the King of Rock and Roll. Full story below!

The event hosted more than a thousand riders and raised just under $20,000 for the charity. Flightlinez has been doing monthly charitable events since February, giving back more than $125,000 to local charities.

Elvis Fly: Jesse Garon and Roland August on the zipline

 

Opp Village Group with Ian: A group of Opportunity Village (OV) citizens, OV staff, owner of Flightlinez Ian Green (far left in harness), Emergency Arts and Flightlinez event staff

 

 

Elvis Prep: The flying Elvi prepare to zipline

 

Emergency Arts: An artist from Emergency Arts performs live painting during the For the Love of Art event
OV Fly: A citizen of Opportunity Village ziplines

Flying for Funds fundraiser to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience set to hold “Flying for Funds”
fundraiser to keep kids in school
Zipline attraction to provide all proceeds from event to education program of Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas


WHO:
Flightlinez zipline attraction, Fremont Street Experience and the
Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.

Dulcinea Almazan, president/CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas, will be available for interviews along with a Flightlinez representative.

WHAT:
Flightlinez and the Fremont Street Experience will hold a “Flying for Funds” fundraiser from noon until midnight with proceeds from all zipline rides benefitting the “Be Great: Graduate” program of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.

The “Be Great: Graduate” program is designed with middle school aged members in mind and aims to enhance each Club member’s engagement with learning by providing consistent support from caring and trusted adults in developing the academic, emotional and social skills needed to achieve academic success and identify youth at risk of dropping out of school.

Flightlinez and Fremont Street Experience are committed to serving the Las Vegas community by hosting charitable fundraisers throughout the year. They are excited to be continuing their ongoing partnership with the community by pairing with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas for this special event.

TIMES:
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Noon until midnight

COST:
Noon until 6 p.m. Flightlinez Zipline rides are $15
6 p.m. until midnight Flightlinez Zipline rides are $20

WHERE:
Flightlinez
Fremont Street Experience
425 Fremont Street
Downtown Las Vegas, Nev.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Flightlinez operates the zipline ride attraction located at the Fremont Street Experience and continuously puts forth fundraising efforts to support charities and worthwhile causes in Las Vegas. For more information on Flightlinez, please visit http://www.fremontstreetflightline.com/.

Started in 1961, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas currently serves more than 14,000 youth ages five –18 in eight facilities throughout the Valley. With the belief that every child has the potential to “be great,” the Clubs’ full-time professional staff emphasizes character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation. For more information, please contact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Vegas at 702-367-2582 or visit http://www.bgclv.org/.