Fremont Street Experience Hosts 5th Annual Salute to the Troops with Special Performance by Gary Sinise & The Lt. Dan Band, Oct. 14

 

FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE HOSTS 5TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO THE TROOPS WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY GARY SINISE & THE LT. DAN BAND, OCT. 14

 

 

In celebration of America’s military service members, Fremont Street Experience will host the 5th Annual Salute to the Troops featuring a special performance by Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band on Saturday, Oct. 14, free of charge. Beginning at 7 p.m., guests can head down to the five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas for a memorable night of festivities including the Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard presentation of our nation’s colors, singing of the National Anthem by Lt. Daniel Vargas and a full-length concert by Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band on 1st Street Stage.

 

Later in the evening, Fremont Street Experience will unveil an all-new Viva Vision video montage honoring the victims and first responders of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting, followed by a 58-second moment of silence as the names of the 58 victims are displayed on the screen.

 

Salute to the Troops honors all those who have sacrificed for our Nation’s freedoms. Sponsored by American Airlines, The Airpower Foundation, MGM Resorts International, Gary Sinise Foundation and USO Metro, Salute to the Troops is a multi-day celebration where wounded, ill or injured service members are flown on a special American Airlines charter flight to Las Vegas for an all-expenses paid experience of a lifetime.

 

For more information about Fremont Street Experience, please visit www.vegasexperience.com.

 

 

About Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, is home to the original Las Vegas Strip and features an open-air promenade of world-class gaming, dining, entertainment and shopping. Fremont Street Experience offers free live entertainment on three stages and features Viva Vision, the world’s largest single video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. The one-of-a-kind venue is also home to SlotZilla, the world’s most successful zipline attraction featuring an 850-foot Zipline and 1,750-foot Zoomline, which launches riders from a 12-story slot-machine-themed platform to fly under the iconic Viva Vision canopy. The destination also houses the newest zombie-themed attraction in Downtown Las Vegas, “Fear the Walking Dead Survival,” a multi-sensory walk-through experience, inspired by AMC’s hit tv series “Fear the Walking Dead™.” With direct pedestrian access to eight of Fremont Street’s world-renowned casino hotels, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 23 million annual visitors. For more information about Fremont Street Experience, please visit www.vegasexperience.com.

 

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Fremont Street Experience Entertainment Calendar

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Fremont Street Experience Entertainment Calendar

November 2016

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Celebrate Veterans Day with 4th Annual Salute to the Troops Free Concert Featuring Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band at Fremont Street Experience

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Celebrate Veterans Day with 4th Annual Salute to the Troops Free Concert Featuring Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band at Fremont Street Experience

VIP event to take place celebrating veterans travelling to Vegas from
Walter Reed at Naval Support Activity Bethesda & Fort Belvoir

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Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band will perform a free concert during the 4th Annual Salute to the Troops concert Veterans Day weekend at Fremont Street Experience. Photo Courtesy of: Gary Sinise Foundation.

This Veterans Day weekend, Fremont Street Experience will host the 4th Annual Salute to the Troops featuring a free concert from Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band. The concert kicks off Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. on the 1st Street Stage. There will be an opening performance by country music artist Phil Vandel. Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band will take the stage directly after.

 

“Our active and retired military have made many sacrifices for our country. Fremont Street Experience is proud to celebrate and honor their heroic efforts the best way we know how – by throwing a rockin’ Salute to the Troops concert experience,” said Patrick Hughes, CEO and president of Fremont Street Experience.

 

Salute to the Troops is a multi-day trip sponsored & produced by American Airlines, which charters a plane to fly veterans to Las Vegas. The Mirage is the host hotel while in Vegas, and Landry’s Bubba Gump restaurant at Planet Hollywood will be hosting them for a pre-concert dinner. The concert, sponsored by the Gary Sinise Foundation, is free and open to the public. A VIP area will be set up in front of the stage to be exclusively used by approximately 150 veterans and their loved ones from both Walter Reed at Naval Support Activity Bethesda & Fort Belvoir. In addition to the Gary Sinise Foundation and American Airlines, this year’s event is made possible thanks to additional sponsors MGM Resorts International, Fort Worth Airpower Foundation, Greyhound Lines, Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Terry Fator, Landry’s Bubba Gump, and Fremont Street Experience.

 

Sinise is currently on the CBS series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, he played Lt. Dan Taylor in the movie Forrest Gump and went on to star for nine seasons on the TV show CSI: NY. Sinise is founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping and honoring U.S. service members, veterans, first responders and their families. A program of the Gary Sinise Foundation, Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band, has a singular mission when putting on a concert: Honor. Gratitude. Rock and Roll. His band has performed for troops all over the world. It’s a high energy performance as the twelve-member group covers hits from classic to contemporary, featuring the songs of Stevie Wonder, Kelly Clarkson, Adele, the Zac Brown Band, and more – there are even swing tunes from the 1940’s. You name it, there’s something for everyone.

 

Whether boosting morale on military bases at home and abroad, raising awareness at benefit concerts across the country, or headlining a Gary Sinise Foundation’s Invincible Spirit Festival, the band entertains and inspires where they go. It is Gary’s mission to deliver a message of giving back to our defenders with every show.
 
A 70-ft American Flag is unfurled over a VIP area for approximately 150 veterans and their loved ones from both Walter Reed at Naval Support Activity Bethesda & Fort Belvoir during the Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band “Salute the Troops” free concert at Fremont Street Experience on November 15, 2015. Photo Courtesy of: Fremont Street Experience.
A 70-ft American Flag is unfurled over a VIP area for approximately 150 veterans and their loved ones from both Walter Reed at Naval Support Activity Bethesda & Fort Belvoir during the Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band “Salute the Troops” free concert at Fremont Street Experience on November 15, 2015. Photo Courtesy of: Fremont Street Experience.
ABOUT GARY SINISE & THE GARY SINISE FOUNDATION:
For nearly forty years, Gary Sinise has stood as an advocate of America’s service members. His interest began in the early 80’s with his support of Vietnam Veterans groups and the creation of Vets Night, a program offering free dinners and performances to veterans at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. His commitment continued into the 90’s working on behalf of the Disabled American Veterans organization which he continues to actively support.  Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, Gary’s dedication to our nation’s active duty, veterans, first responders and their loved ones has become a tireless crusade of support, service and gratitude to all those who protect our freedom and serve our country.
 

 

Gary’s portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the landmark film Forrest Gump formed an enduring connection with service members throughout the military community. After several USO handshake tours in 2003, Sinise formed the “Lt. Dan Band” in early 2004 and began entertaining troops serving at home and abroad. The band has performed over 350 shows for military bases, charities and fundraisers supporting wounded heroes, Gold Star families, veterans and troops around the world.

 

In recognition of his humanitarian work on behalf of our nation’s defenders, Gary has earned many distinguished awards including the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment from the Medal of Honor Society, the Spirit of the USO Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Doughboy Award, the Sylvanus Thayer Award, and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award from the National Defense Industrial Association. In 2008, he received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest civilian honor awarded to citizens for exemplary deeds performed in service of the nation. In 2012, Gary was presented with the Spirit of Hope Award by the Department of Defense, was named an honorary Chief Petty Officer by the United States Navy and in 2013 was pinned as an honorary Marine by General James Amos, commandant of the United States Marine Corps.

 

In 2011, to expand upon his individual efforts, Gary established the Gary Sinise Foundation. The Foundation honors America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need. Through its R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program, specially adapted smart homes are being constructed for severely wounded veterans nationwide. Each one-of-a-kind home is customized to ease the everyday burdens of a wounded hero, their family, and caregivers. Other programs include Relief & Resiliency Outreach, Invincible Spirit Festivals, the Gary Sinise & Lt. Dan Band, Arts & Entertainment Outreach, Serving Heroes, and First Responders Outreach. Its latest program, Soaring Valor, is sending WWII veterans to The National WWII Museum and sponsoring an historian to document their first-hand accounts of the war.

 

The Gary Sinise Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  For more information, please visit www.garysinisefoundation.org.
 
About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, North America’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system.  Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. SlotZilla, the world’s most unique zipline attraction, features the 850-foot long Zipline and the 1,750-foot long Zoomline as people launch from a 12-story slot-machine themed takeoff platform to fly under the Viva Vision canopy. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 14 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.

 

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