The LINQ and High Roller Celebrate a Year at the Heart of the Las Vegas Strip

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The LINQ and High Roller Celebrate a Year
at the Heart of the Las Vegas Strip
The LINQ’s debut in 2014 ushered in a new era of Las Vegas hospitality

When The LINQ Promenade debuted in 2014 it brought a new culture and lifestyle to the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The first outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment district on The Strip, developed by Caesars Entertainment, brough a mix of new brands to Las Vegas as well as some familiar favorites along with festive parties and the world’s tallest observation wheel, the Las Vegas High Roller.

“The LINQ and the High Roller are part of Caesars Entertainment’s vision for the future of Las Vegas,” said Caesars Entertainment Chairman, President and CEO Gary Loveman. “Visitors to Las Vegas are looking for unique experiences that they can’t find anywhere else in the world, and The LINQ delivers something special to The Strip that can’t be matched. The outdoor promenade offers restaurants, shops and entertainment venues that embody both an entrepreneurial spirit and fun.”

The first year at The LINQ brought many exciting events including the Academy of Country Music’s Party for A Cause and Britney Day – a celebration for pop star Britney Spears’ key to The Strip in early November. The LINQ also is the place to celebrate holidays from New Year’s Eve to Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day to Fourth of July – all done with a Vegas flair.

“It’s really been a terrific first year at The LINQ with thousands and thousands of visitors,” Loveman added.

The High Roller also commemorated its first year of operations on March 31, 2015 when it was presented with the very first “Las Vegas Strip Icon Award” on behalf of the Clark County Commission.

In addition to the recent designation by Clark County, the High Roller also received several “Best of Las Vegas” Awards including the “Best Attraction,” “Best Amusement Ride,” and “Best Place to View the City.” The Best of Las Vegas Awards are voted on by readers and editors of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The High Roller was also named a “Must See Attraction” by the Huffington Post.

The LINQ and High Roller observation wheel have also become a place to see and been seen. Celebrities from Giada DeLaurentiis to Mindy Kaling and Jennifer Lawrence to NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson have all been spotted enjoying the High Roller.

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A Look Towards the Future
In addition to its successful launch year, The LINQ Promenade continues to grow and evolve. In the first half of 2015, The LINQ saw the addition of sandal boutique Havaianas, Off The Strip restaurant and lifestyle shop Pier 30. As The LINQ Promenade continues to evolve, additional locations will continue to open up and bring new experiences to visitors.

“The LINQ Promenade is a very dynamic environment and our team will continue to find opportunities to bring new shops, restaurants and entertainment venues to our guests,” said Caesars Entertainment President of Hospitality Bob Morse. “From new openings to themed parties to art displays, there is always something happening here at The LINQ and each time you visit us there will always be something new to see.”

The LINQ and High Roller host Celebration Month Activities

During the month of April, The LINQ and the High Roller will celebrate its first year of operations with special offers and parties for guests including:

  • Live entertainment on The LINQ Fountain Stage every Thursday night during April
  • Hoops on The Strip for the Final Four from April 4 to 6
  • Photography exhibit highlighting the construction of the High Roller by Las Vegas-based photographer Denise Truscello
  • Exciting Shows at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas including Alabama Shakes on April 18 and OK GO on April 28
  • A model of the High Roller built by Lego Brick artist Adam Reed Tucker on April 30
  • The LINQ Promenade and The LINQ Hotel & Casino Grand Opening Celebration on May 1


Learn more about upcoming events at The LINQ and High Roller, please visit


About The LINQ Promenade & High Roller
Caesars Entertainment is redefining the iconic Las Vegas skyline with The LINQ Promenade, an open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district, anchored by the world’s tallest observation wheel, the Las Vegas High Roller. Named as the “Best thing to do on the perfect weekend getaway in Las Vegas” by Condé Nast Traveler, The LINQ Promenade and the High Roller feature more than 30 unique retail, dining and entertainment venues and plays host to a variety of special events, festivals and more. Located at the heart of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, the 550-foot tall High Roller, recently voted as one the top places to take a selfie by Travel + Leisure, is the focal point of the unique urban entertainment district and has proven to be a top location to spot celebrities. The wheel’s 28 glass-enclosed cabins feature an interactive experience including video and music that fade away to unveil spectacular views of the famed resort city in the 30 minutes it takes to complete one full revolution. Each cabin accommodates up to 40 people. Cabins are available for individual or group experiences. For more information, visit


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Terry Crews, Sara Evans, Hunter Hayes, Jimmie Johnson,
Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, Emily Kinney, Clayton Kershaw,
Maddie & Tae, Scotty McCreery, Kip Moore, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell, Chris Young and Vince Vaughn Among Those Scheduled to Appear

Stars from across the music, sports and entertainment spectrums will present at the inaugural AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, airing LIVE from Nashville’s Music City Center on Monday, Dec.15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.  This star-studded group will join hosts Florida Georgia Line as they honor country music’s biggest stars. Tickets to the event are on sale at

Presenters for the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS include country artists Sara Evans, Hunter Hayes, Maddie & Tae, Scotty McCreery, Kip Moore, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell and Chris Young. NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher and 2014 National League MVP Clayton Kershaw, actors Terry Crews (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE) and Emily Kinney (“The Walking Dead”) and Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev will also present.

AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show (41 years), “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” and will honor country outstanding artists based on album sales and radio airplay. Country music stars Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, along with multi-platinum superstar Kelly Clarkson, are set to perform.

The two-hour show will also honor Kenny Chesney with The Groundbreaker Award, which recognizes an artist who has consistently pushed the boundaries and is a trailblazer in the realm of concerts, musical accomplishment, creative innovation and connecting with fans across the United States. Chesney will be on hand to accept his award.

Multimedia entertainer Reba will receive the first-ever NASH Icon Award, presented by Kix Brooks, which celebrates an iconic artist whose extraordinary talent has influenced generations of musicians and who has made a profound and lasting impact on country music. Kelly Clarkson and Miranda Lambert will join together to honor Reba with a special tribute performance.

The Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy® is the only fan-voted category. Breakthrough finalists include Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell. Fan voting continues through Dec. 10. Fans can vote for their favorite Breakthrough finalist by including the following in a tweet: the artist’s Twitter handle, “Breakthrough Artist” and the hashtag #ACCAwards.

AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS finalists and winners, other than Breakthrough Artist of the Year, are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from Nov. 1, 2013-Oct. 31, 2014. The finalists for Album of the Year were based on album sales from SoundScan and the finalists for Artist of the Year were based on a combination of Mediabase airplay, digital data provided by Big Champagne and tour information from Pollstar. All other award categories were made up of those with the largest audience reach, according to Mediabase.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro (CEO, dick clark productions), Mike Mahan (President, dick clark productions), Mark Bracco (Executive Vice President, Programing and Development, dick clark productions), John Dickey (Executive Vice President of Content and Programming, Cumulus), Richard Godfrey (“MTV Europe Music Awards”) and Tom Forrest (“CMT Crossroads”) are executive producers. Baz Halpin is co-executive producer.

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About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming includes SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and FOX’s upcoming game show, BOOM!, from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards” (CBS) and “The People Magazine Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most  unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit

About Cumulus
Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands in order to deliver premium choices for listeners, provide substantial reach for advertisers and create opportunities for shareholders. Cumulus provides exclusive content that is fully distributed through approximately 460 owned-and-operated stations in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 10,000 broadcast radio affiliates and numerous digital channels Cumulus is well positioned in the widening digital audio space through a significant stake in the Rdio digital music service, featuring 30 million songs on-demand in addition to custom playlists and exclusive curated channels. Cumulus is also the leading provider of Country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand.  Nash serves over 90,000,000 Country fans through market leading broadcast radio short and long-form programming, NASH / Country Weekly  magazine, Nash Live Events, Nash TV and soon to be announced Nash licensed apparel and home goods. For more information, visit

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2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart to Present Annual ‘Stewie Awards’ Live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Dec. 1

2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart to Present Annual ‘Stewie Awards’ Live on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Dec. 1


Three-time champion and his co-host, Matt Yocum, will host from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas


Annual highlight of NASCAR Champions Week honors the best, boldest and funniest moments from the NASCAR season

Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced that 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Tony Stewart will host the fifth annual ‘Stewie Awards’ show on Thursday, December 1, live from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

The ‘Stewies,’ which features Stewart’s entertaining and irreverent take on the best, boldest and funniest moments from the 2011 NASCAR season, will be awarded during a live broadcast hosted by Stewart and Matt Yocum from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Thursday, December 1 (9:30 pm ET / 6:30 pm PT).  The live broadcast will air nationwide on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, channel 90 on Sirius and XM Premier (formerly known as “The Best of Sirius”).  The broadcast will be open to the public for fans.

Stewart won his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title after a remarkable postseason run that saw him win five of the 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.  His down-to-the-wire battle with Carl Edwards created one of the most exciting finishes in NASCAR history, as Stewart overcame early-race troubles and held off Edwards to win the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway and claim the crown.  In just his third year as a driver/owner with Stewart-Haas Racing, Stewart becomes the first driver/owner to win a championship since Alan Kulwicki did it in 1992.  He was the last driver to win the championship before Jimmie Johnson went on his historic five year title run. 

The ‘Stewie Awards’ event will feature live interviews with several of Stewart’s competitors in this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, plus other special guests.

“Hosting the ‘Stewies’ is always one of the highlights of Champions Week for me and this year’s show will be incredibly special,” said Stewart.  “This has been an amazing season for me and the team and it’ll be great to share the excitement of Champions Week with the fans in Las Vegas and those listening around the country on SiriusXM.”

Fans can vote for the ‘Stewie Award’ winners online at

The 2011 ‘Stewies’ nominees are:

Best Original Drama – For the year’s most dramatic moment or sequence.

  • Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick battle Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin to end of Aaron’s 499 at Talladega only to be bested by Jimmie Johnson, who tied a record for slimmest margin of victory at .002 secs thanks to a late push by Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Brad Keselowski drives to victory in the Good Sam RV Insurance 500 at Pocono with a broken ankle. During a red flag for rain, Kez had fluid drained from his ankle, which had swollen to the size of a softball.
  • Kyle Busch wins 18 combined series races and passes Mark Martin on all-time NASCAR Nationwide Series win list, yet makes headlines for a series of “less attractive” reasons.
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans thought his 104-race winless drought was over, but on final turn of green-white-checker finish, Junior runs out of gas and Kevin Harvick wins Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte.
  • Tony Stewart overcomes pit road issues, debris damage, a lengthy red flag and down-to-the-wire challenge from Carl Edwards to win season finale Ford 400 at Homestead.  Smoke has to climb his way to the front of the field twice and he and Edwards trade lead several times.  The 1-2 finish leaves them tied in points but tie-breaker, and championship, goes to Stewart.

Bonehead Move of the Year Award

  • Leading the Daytona 500 with two laps to go, David Ragan changes lanes before reaching start/finish line during a restart and is black-flagged to end of lead lap.  He finishes 14th.
  • Carl Edwards destroys his car’s front end during post-race celebration after winning $1 million NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte.
  • Kyle Busch’s win at the Quaker State 400, NASCAR’s inaugural Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky, gets overshadowed by reports of 15-mile traffic jams on I-71.
  • Perhaps unaware of in-car cameras, Chad Knaus is heard telling Jimmie Johnson before Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega, “If we win this race, you have to crack the back end of the car.”
  • JJ Yeley pushes Matt Kenseth when #17 runs out of gas at Geico 400 at Chicagoland but, since it is illegal to receive assistance on final lap, Kenseth is dropped from 8th to 21st place finish.

“Feels Like The First Time” Award – For the most notable “first” of the NASCAR season.

  • On the day after his 20thbirthday, Trevor Bayne wins Daytona 500 in his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start.
  • After 105 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series attempts, Regan Smith finds Victory Lane in the Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington while driving for a single car team.
  • Avoiding a wreck-fest in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, David Ragan redeems himself from five months earlier (Daytona) by getting his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win.
  • Coming from a family with deep racing roots, Paul Menard becomes first in his family to kiss bricks at Indy after getting his first win in Brickyard 400.
  • Australian champion Marcos Ambrose gets his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen.

Best Vocal Performance – For the year’s most memorable quote. (Visit to hear audio of nominees.)

  • Clint Bowyer once exclaimed during a 2008 race that, “Michael Waltrip is the worst driver in NASCAR, period.”  Skip ahead to this year, at press conference announcing Bowyer as the newest driver at Michael Waltrip Racing, the two discuss Waltrip’s driving prowess.
  • Kenny Wallace delivers a memorable command to fire engines in the UNOH 225 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky.
  • After some “you dumped me, so I’ll dump you” talk between Brian Vickers and Tony Stewart in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, Smoke waxes poetic with the media about being blocked.
  • After winning the IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol, Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane with help from his sponsor.
  • Pastor Joe Nelms of Family Baptist Church in Lebanon, TN, channels his inner “Ricky Bobby” during the pre-race invocation for the Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville.

Best “Driver2Crew Chatter” – (Visit to hear audio of nominees.)

  • The #88 crew helps Dale Earnhardt Jr. mark his pit stall in the STP 400 at Kansas.
  • Comedian Larry the Cable Guy, honorary pace car driver for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, details the biggest challenge of driving at NASCAR’s highest level.
  • In the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas, Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson pay their “respects” to one of the year’s biggest success stories.
  • Kurt Busch expresses his “displeasure” with how things are progressing in the Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 at Richmond.
  • Greg Biffle and then crew chief Greg Erwin discuss their “winning plan” during Coca-Cola 600.

Best Original Comedy – For the year’s most entertaining “incident.”

  • With three regular season races remaining, Tony Stewart questions his team’s “Chase” abilities during a post-race ESPN interview at Michigan.  Smoke goes on to win five postseason races and win his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship.
  • On the final green-white-checker attempt, Justin Allgaier begins thanking his team for win at Bucyrus 200 at Road America but runs out of fuel and fails to maintain caution speed.  Ron Fellows and Reed Sorenson advance, but after Fellows also fails to maintain caution speed, Sorenson is declared winner.
  • When Kyle Busch pits during the Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville, crew chief Dave Rogers reminds team to “tighten the lugs,” but as Kyle pulls away his front left wheel detaches and rolls down the track.
  • Thinking Greg Biffle was racing dirty in the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen, Boris Said requests a “meeting” with “The Biff” after the race.  In the ensuing encounter, Biffle takes a swing at Said and Said answers back with verbal TKO.
  • Battling teammate Carl Edwards, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. blows an engine on last lap of US Cellular 250 at Iowa.  The combination of oil on the track and blinding smoke on Edwards’ windshield causes Carl to slam into Stenhouse and push him to win.

Hal Needham Award (Best Stunt Sequence) – For the year’s most remarkable crash.

  • At the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen, Denny Hamlin hits the tire wall at 76 mph.  Hamlin emerges from his car under his own power – sore, but safe.
  • At the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen, David Ragan hits wall at 100 mph.  Ragan then hits David Reutimann who cartwheels into Turn 2 fence.  Everyone emerges safely.
  • Battling Carl Edwards during the 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover, Joey Logano gets loose, bounces off wall and collects Clint Bowyer, who flips on his side as both cars are destroyed and several other cars get caught in the mess.  The drivers are uninjured.
  • In Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville, Martin Truex Jr.’s throttle sticks entering Turn 3 causing him to crash into the SAFER barrier at high speed.  Grateful for NASCAR’s safety improvements Truex says afterward, “Ten years ago I wouldn’t be here.”
  • At Aaron’s 312 at Talladega, Mike Wallace hits Jason Leffler and goes airborne, flipping completely over before landing back on his wheels.  Wallace finishes the race in 18th place.

‘Boys, Have At It” Award – For the year’s most memorable on- or off-track bumping and/or dumping.

  • Robby Gordon gets put on indefinite NASCAR suspension after an incident with Kevin Conway in the Las Vegas garage.  Few people witness the altercation but the two drivers have an unpleasant history following their 2010 partnership.
  • After an on-track battle at the Showtime Southern 500 at Darlington, Kevin Harvick throws a punch at Kyle Busch on pit road.  Busch rams Harvick’s car into pit road wall and fight breaks out between the two race teams.
  • Steve Wallace spins Patrick Carpentier during NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Montreal to prematurely end the final race of Carpentier’s career.  Carpentier’s crew chief, Jerry Baxter, reaches into car to pull Wallace’s hair.  Wallace states later, “Only girls pull hair.”
  • After multiple incidents, Ryan Newman and Juan Pablo Montoya visit the NASCAR hauler.  It is rumored Newman throws a punch during the meeting but “Rocket Man” will only say, “What happens in the trailer stays in the trailer.”
  • Nearing the checkered flag in the Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega, Jeff Gordon gets dumped by his tandem draft partner, Trevor Bayne, for another Ford driver.  Gordon goes from being a contender to win to finishing 27th, 12 spots behind Bayne.

The Social Stewie Award – For the year’s best social media quote.

  • Matt Kenseth via Twitter after his wife’s “Better Half Dash” practice injury. @matt_kenseth17: “Katie is feeling pretty good today, and I got to learn something new…how to put a bra ON!”
  • Would-be-father Scott Speed via Twitter. @scottspeed: “At the obgyn to find out if @Amanda_Speed has bad eggs or if my swimmers are just turning left n going in circles lol”
  • Comedian Jim Gaffigan opines via Twitter about “horse power.” @jimgaffigan: “Horse racing is just NASCAR for gamblers, right?”
  • Kevin Harvick weighs in via Twitter about Ron Hornaday being dumped.  @kevinharvick: “Great night for the 2 truck!! Just watched the race replay and saw what I already knew @kylebusch is a b****…”
  • Jimmie Johnson pleads with “NASCAR Nation” via Twitter.  @jimmiejohnson: “I’m amazed how many of you admit to owning a shake weight.  Please stop buying them so it goes away. #publicservice.”

Golden Stewie Award – Chosen by Stewart and Yocum and honoring a legendary figure from the Golden Era of racing, the winner of this award will be revealed the night of the event.

“Stewie” Lifetime Achievement Award – Chosen by Stewart and Yocum, the winner of this award will be revealed the night of the event.

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