Don McLean To Be Awarded George & Ira Gershwin Award For Lifetime Musical Achievement On May 17

Don McLean To Be Awarded George & Ira Gershwin Award For Lifetime Musical Achievement On May 17

McLean also announces Father’s Day weekend concert at Elvis Presley’s Graceland on June 15

Don McLean, America’s legendary singer and songwriter, will be awarded the George and Ira Gershwin Award for lifetime musical achievement on behalf of the Student Alumni Association of UCLA. In recognition of George and Ira Gershwin’s contributions to American music and in honor of their gift to UCLA, the UCLA Student Alumni Association established the annual George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement in 1988.

“I am such a great lover and admirer of the work of the Gershwin’s that to receive this award is a thrill,” said McLean. “In popular music the modernism of their music put them in a class by themselves.”

McLean will accept the award on Friday, May 17 at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, during UCLA’s 2019 Spring Sing event. The 31st edition of the award is in recognition of the tremendous contributions McLean has made to the music industry throughout his career. Reserved for influential musical figures, past recipients include Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, James Taylor, Julie Andrews, Lionel Richie, Anthony Kiedis, The Who and last year’s recipient, Linkin Park.

“On behalf of UCLA, I am thrilled to present the 2019 George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement to Don McLean,” said Award Director, Isabella Dohil, “whose poetic lyrics have transcended time and remain a staple of American culture. Don’s contributions to music have been profound and he continues to capture audiences both young and old through his dynamic storytelling.”

McLean To Perform During Father’s Day Weekend Concerts At Elvis Presley’s Graceland
Memphis is recognized worldwide as the “home of the Blues” and the “birthplace of Rock ‘N’ Roll,” and Graceland’s Father’s Day Weekend Celebration lives up to those honors with multi-platinum singer/songwriter Don McLean and his chart-topping hits will perform on the Soundstage at Graceland on Saturday, June 15.

“I will be at Graceland for a Fathers Day concert and I will sing ‘And I Love You So,’ a song I wrote which Elvis sang during the last year of his life,” said McLean. “It also appears on his album, Today, released in 1975.”

Throughout the weekend, guests will be treated to tours of the iconic Graceland mansion, Elvis Presley’s Memphis™ entertainment complex and experience the brand-new Graceland Exhibition Center featuring three fantastic exhibits: Muhammad Ali: Greatest of All Time, Memphis Music Legends and A Century of the American Motorcycle. To purchase tickets, please visit GracelandLive.com/don-mclean.

Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don McLean has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Classic hits like “American Pie”, “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)”, “Castles in the Air”, “And I Love You So”, “Crossroads” and “The Grave” propelled McLean into the mainstream. Many of his songs have been recorded and sung by musicians from every genre, including Madonna‘s No. 1 recording of “American Pie” in 2000, George Michael’s rendition of “The Grave” in 2003, and James Blake’s version of “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).”

Having recently honored the 60th anniversary of Buddy Holly’s death, and receiving Million-Air certifications from BMI for over 5 million certified airplays of “American Pie” and 3 million certified airplays for “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” McLean continues to bring his classic hit songs to stages around the world.

Don McLean On Tour:
MAY 10 – The Greenwich Odeum / East Greenwich, R.I.
MAY 11 – Paramount Hudson Valley Theater / Peekskill, N.Y.
JUN 07 – South Orange Performing Arts Center / South Orange, N.J.
JUN 15 – Graceland LIVE / Memphis, Tenn.
JUN 29 – Cape Fear Community College / Wilmington, N.C.
JUL 03 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa / Catoosa, Okla.
JUL 20 – Ponte Verda Concert Hall / Ponte Verda Beach, Fla.
JUL 27 – Dosey Does / The Woodlands, Texas
AUG 02 – The Rose / Pasadena, Calif.
AUG 03 – The Canyon / Montclair, Calif.
AUG 16 – Ojai Libbey Bowl / Ojai, Calif.
AUG 17 – Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center / Valencia, Calif.
AUG 26 – Live at Amsterdamse Bos / Amsterdam, Holland
AUG 27 – Snape Maltings Concert Hall / Saxmundham, U.K.
AUG 29 – Middlesbrough Town Hall / Middlesbrough, U.K.
AUG 31 – Southport Theatre & Convention Center / Southport, U.K.
SEP 01 – Moseley Folk & Arts Festival / Birmingham, U.K.
SEP 08 – Rams Head On Stage / Annapolis, Md.
SEP 20 – The Cabot / Beverly, Mass.
SEP 21 – Tupelo Music Hall / Derry, N.H.
OCT 04 – Golden Nugget Casino / Las Vegas, Nev.
OCT 06 – Coach House Concert Hall / San Juan Capristrano, Calif.
Click here for Don’s most updated tour calendar

About Don McLean:
A New York native, Don McLean is one of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history. After paying his dues in the New York club scene in the late ‘60s, he went on to score mega-hits like “American Pie,” “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air” and many more. In 2004, McLean was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame by country superstar Garth Brooks. In 2000, “American Pie” was named one of the Top 5 Songs of the 20th Century by the RIAA and in 2002 was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. In 2015, one of McLean’s four handwritten manuscripts of the lyrics to “American Pie” was auctioned by Christies, selling for just over $1.2 Million. 2017 brought a huge honor when his iconic song was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” With over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, McLean’s prowess for writing timeless songs was again captured on his 2018 album, Botanical Gardens, as he artfully weaves country, Americana, folk, and boot stomping rock for an eclectic, yet American sound that he is known for.

 

Shania Twain to Honor Lionel Richie at Power of Love Gala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Superstar Shania Twain to Present Lionel Richie with Honorable Award at Keep Memory Alive’s 23rd Annual Power of Love® Gala

Global Superstar Shania Twain will present Lionel Richie with an honorable award at Keep Memory Alive’s 23rd Annual Power of Love® Gala on Saturday, March 16, at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The pair duetted on a re-recording of “Endless Love” in 2012, hitting the top of the Billboard U.S. Hot Singles Sales charts. Twain will present Richie with an award in honor of his impactful musical contributions to the world and his support of Keep Memory Alive and its mission to find a cure for memory disorders by raising necessary funds for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Other talent appearing to honor Richie include Snoop Dogg, NE-YO, Miguel, Anthony Anderson, Leona Lewis, Bernie Williams, Pedro Capo, and Greg Phillinganes. The evening will also honor Lonnie Ali, wife and caregiver of the late Muhammad Ali, with the Caregiver Hero Award and feature Wolfgang Puck and Daniel Humm’s culinary talent.

The Power of Love Gala is a critical platform for fundraising and generates the majority of annual revenue needed to provide service, care and resources for patients and their caregivers in the fight against neurocognitive diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, multiple system atrophy, frontotemporal dementia and related disorders, multiple sclerosis and more.

For event updates, upcoming announcements or additional information visit keepmemoryalive.org or follow on Instagram @keepmemoryalive, Twitter @keepmemoryalive and facebook.com/keepmemoryalive.

 

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides expert diagnosis and treatment for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases; multiple sclerosis; frontotemporal dementia and related disorders; and multiple system atrophy. The center offers a continuum of care with no-cost opportunities for the community to participate in education and research, including disease prevention studies and clinical trials of promising new medications. An integrated entity, Keep Memory Alive, raises funds exclusively in support of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth and keepmemoryalive.org.

About Keep Memory Alive:

Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas.  For additional information, call (702) 263-9797 or visit keepmemoryalive.org.

Top Talent Honor Lionel Richie at 23rd Power of Love Gala Benefiting Keep Memory Alive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Talent to Honor Lionel Richie with Performances at Keep Memory Alive’s 23rd Annual Power of Love® Gala

Spectacular Night of Philanthropy to Benefit Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

 

 Keep Memory Alive announces a star-studded line up of performers set to honor international superstar Lionel Richie at the 23rd annual Power of Love® gala on Saturday, March 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The one-of-a-kind celebration of life and signature Las Vegas event raises crucial funds for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Paying tribute to Richie and generously lending their time and talents to Keep Memory Alive’s largest fundraising event of the year is multi-Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, actor and judge on NBC’s dance competition show “World of Dance” NE-YO; Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter and Billboard chart topper Miguel; multi-Grammy award nominee and seven-time Brit Award nominee, singer-songwriter and actress Leona Lewis; New York Yankee great turned jazz guitarist and Latin Grammy award nominee Bernie Williams; multiple award-winning singer-songwriter, actor, director, activist and star of FOX’s “Empire” Jussie Smollett; and American keyboardist, singer-songwriter and musical director Greg Phillinganes.

The Power of Love® gala is a critical platform for fundraising and generates the majority of annual revenue needed to provide service, care and resources for patients and their caregivers in the fight against neurocognitive diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, multiple system atrophy, frontotemporal dementia and related disorders, multiple sclerosis and more.

“Brain disease does not belong to the patients alone, but their entire families. A caregiver’s job is 24/7, 365 days a year,” said Camille Ruvo, Keep Memory Alive vice-chairwoman. “We are honored to welcome these incredible artists to the lineup for this year’s Power of Love® gala, which allows us to fund the remarkable work being done at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.”

In addition to celebrating the iconic music of Richie, the evening will honor Lonnie Ali, wife and caregiver of the late Muhammad Ali, with the Keep Memory Alive Caregiver Hero Award. The award pays tribute to those who have gone above and beyond to care for those who are unable to care for themselves and Ali’s grace and selflessness make her a true caregiving hero.

Longtime Keep Memory Alive supporter and celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck will be joined by James Beard Foundation seven-time award-winner Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park, The NoMad (in New York, Los Angeles and the recently opened Las Vegas outpost) and Davies and Brook, his forthcoming restaurant at Claridge’s in London, to prepare culinary creations for the evening. Guests will dine, drink and donate with an exceptional silent auction, crafted cocktails, exquisite fare and top entertainment.

“Without the success of the Power of Love® gala, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health would not be able to provide this level of care for patients and their families,” said Larry Ruvo, founder and chairman of Keep Memory Alive. “From valuable support resources to research, medical education and much, much more, it is Keep Memory Alive’s commitment to continue our mission to find a cure tomorrow, while preserving memories today.”

For event updates, upcoming announcements or additional information, visit keepmemoryalive.org or follow on Instagram @keepmemoryalive, Twitter @keepmemoryalive and facebook.com/keepmemoryalive.

 

Masterclass – Wolfgang Puck

About Lionel Richie

International superstar Lionel Richie has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music; in fact, Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honor of having #1 records for nine consecutive years. Richie has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and is an Oscar®, a Golden Globe®, and four-time Grammy Awards® winner. He received the distinction of MusicCares person of the year in 2016 and was a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2017.  In March 2018, Richie put his handprints and footprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, one of the oldest awards in Hollywood. Lionel Richie is known for his early work with The Commodores as well as for his solo mega-hits including “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck on You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” and one of the most important pop songs in history, “We Are the World,” written with Michael Jackson for USA for Africa. With his most recent All the Hits, All Night Long Tour, Richie sold out arenas worldwide with a set list of his brightest and best anthems. In recent years, he has also headlined festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and Glastonbury, drawing the festival’s biggest crowd ever with more than 200,000 attendees. Richie was a judge on ABC’s American Idol this past season and is returning to the ‘Judge’s’ chair for the 2019 season.

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides expert diagnosis and treatment for individuals and families living with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases; multiple sclerosis; frontotemporal dementia and related disorders; and multiple system atrophy. The center offers a continuum of care with no-cost opportunities for the community to participate in education and research, including disease prevention studies and clinical trials of promising new medications. An integrated entity, Keep Memory Alive, raises funds exclusively in support of the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth and keepmemoryalive.org.

About Keep Memory Alive
Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas.  For additional information, call (702) 263-9797 or visit keepmemoryalive.org.

 

LIONEL RICHIE TO PERFORM IN LAS VEGAS ON “DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017”

LIONEL RICHIE TO KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR FROM LAS VEGAS WITH
THE FIRST PERFORMANCE OF 2017 MOMENTS AFTER MIDNIGHT ON
“DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017”The New Year’s Celebration Begins Live at 8 p.m. ET/PT
on ABC from New York’s Times Square

Music legend Lionel Richie will make a special appearance from his concert in Las Vegas on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017.” Richie will be the first performance of 2017, performing his song “All Night Long” immediately following the midnight countdown and Times Square celebration. America’s biggest celebration of the year will take place SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.This year marks the 45th anniversary of America’s biggest celebration of the year and will include 5 ½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the country. Ryan Seacrest will host and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City as he has for the last 11 years with live reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy. Mariah Carey, DNCE, Thomas Rhett and Gloria Estefan with the cast of her Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! will perform for over one million fans live in Times Square and millions more on TV. Fergie will host and perform at The Billboard Hollywood Party, with additional performances by Alessia Cara, Fifth Harmony featuring Kid Ink and Ty Dolla $ign, Flo Rida featuring Macy Kate, G-Eazy featuring Bebe Rexha, Martin Garrix also with Bebe Rexha, Niall Horan, John Legend, Lukas Graham, Shawn Mendes, Mike Posner, Emeli Sande and Hailee Steinfeld.

International superstar, LionelRichie, has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none.  His music is part of the fabric of pop music; in fact, Lionel Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honor of having #1 records for nine consecutive years. With over 100 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy awards and the distinction of MusiCares person of the year in 2016, the Tuskegee, Alabama native is a true music icon. Lionel Richie is known for his mega-hits such as “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long (All Night),” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck On You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” and one of most important pop songs in history, “We Are The World,” written with Michael Jackson for USA for Africa. His song catalog also includes his early work with The Commodores, where he developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre categories, penning smashes such as “Three Times A Lady,” “Still,” and “Easy.” Lionel launched his Las Vegas headlining residency show, “Lionel Richie – All the Hits,” at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in April 2016.  In an unforgettable evening featuring his brightest and best anthems which have defined the music icon’s unparalleled career, Lionel takes fans on a spectacular musical journey, performing a variety of his seminal hits. With his most recent All the Hits, All Night Long Tour, Lionel sold out arenas worldwide with a set-list of his brightest and best anthems. In recent years Lionel also headlined BonnarooOutside Lands, and Glastonbury, drawing the festival’s biggest crowd ever with over 200,000 attendees. Always giving back, his charity work extends from Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center to UNICEF and The Art of Elysium.

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017” is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan serving as executive producers and Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are co-executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.

The complete lineup Saturday night, December 31 on ABC is:

8:00-10:00 p.m. ET – “DICK CLARK’S PRIMETIME NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017 – Part 1”

10:00-11:00 p.m. ET – “DICK CLARK’S PRIMETIME NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017– Part 2”

11:30 p.m.-1:09 a.m. ET- “DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017- Part 1″

1:09-2:13 a.m. ET – “DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017– Part 2”

For additional photos, please visit www.disneyabc.com.

 

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ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Miss America” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

Swing City Dolls to Perform at Sam’s Town Live! on Friday, November 7

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Swing City Dolls to Perform at Sam’s Town Live! on Friday, November 7

WHAT/WHEN:     

Talented trio the Swing City Dolls will perform on Friday, November 7 at Sam’s Town Live! A swinging tribute to the 1940’s, the Swing City Dolls combine three superb voices and a unique, vintage style for a musical act that appeals to all ages. For more than ten years, “The Dolls” have appeared across the Las Vegas Valley, opening for acts include Lionel Richie, Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell. The Dolls are Natalie Carson, Robin Vincent and Connie Murray.

WHERE:   

Sam’s Town Live!
Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
5111 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89122

TICKETS:       

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 plus taxes and convenience fees and can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming Box Office, by calling 702-284-7777 or visiting www.samstownlv.com.
THE SWING CITY DOLLS

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Additions to its 2014 Music Lineup

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Life is Beautiful Festival Announces Additions to its 2014 Music Lineup

Three-Day Music, Food, Art & Learning Event in Downtown Las Vegas adds
Little Dragon, Baauer, Kimbra, Nahko and Medicine For The People, Echosmith and Bear Hands

Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26

Tickets On Sale Now at lifeisbeautiful.com

 

Life is Beautiful Festival continues to stun music lovers with unexpected additions to its genre-spanning music lineup. Just announced as part of the three-day music, food, art and learning festival in Downtown Las Vegas on October 24 – 26 are electro-pop group Little Dragon, mega-DJ Baauer, songstress Kimbra, Nahko and Medicine for the People, breakout band Echosmith, and experimental indie rock group Bear Hands.

 

In their first Vegas appearance to-date, Little Dragon brings its Swedish-based form of electro-pop to the Life is Beautiful stage after a highly successful festival season. Baauer, of “Harlem Shake” fame, will add to the already robust DJ roster, which includes Skrillex, Girl Talk, A-Trak and more. Australian singer Kimbra will make the festival her first this year as she prepares to release her second album. Echosmith, siblings who have made it big with their breakout hit “Cool Kids” and were recently named one of MTV’s Artists to Watch, will also be joining the festival as well as spiritual Portland-based musicians Nahko and Medicine For the People and New York-based punk, indie rock band Bear Hands.

 

“This lineup was specifically designed for the Las Vegas audience,” states Allen Scott, Executive Vice President with Another Planet Entertainment. “Compared to other festivals, it’s one of the most diverse and impressive lineups this season—with many acts who rarely, if ever, play that area – and we can’t wait to see how fans react.”

 

Expanding from a two-day to a three-day cultural event, in response to the success of its first year, Life is Beautiful will once again play host to the world’s top musicians, chefs and cultural icons for an inspiring weekend in Downtown Las Vegas. The festival will feature an eclectic lineup of nearly 70 internationally established and emerging bands on four outdoor stages, including already announced talent, such as Kanye West, Foo Fighters, OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Lionel Richie, The Weeknd, The Flaming Lips, Girl Talk, Alt-J, The Roots, Kacey Musgraves, Fitz & The Tantrums and many more, plus a special performance from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil with members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

 

Back for another year of culinary copiousness are chefs Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg (Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Bowl – Board Co-chairs), Scott Conant (Scarpetta – Board Member), Hubert Keller (Fleur by Hubert Keller – Board Member), Giada De Laurentiis (Giada), José Andrés (minibar by José Andrés), Cat Cora (Co-Founder of Chefs for Humanity – Board Member), Nancy Silverton (Mozza Restaurant Group),

and dozens more.

 

Tickets for the 2014 Life is Beautiful Festival are on sale now at www.lifeisbeautiful.com.

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2014 Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors and Partners of Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Dos Equis, Zappos.com, the D Las Vegas, Ketel One Vodka, World Education University, Pandora, Las Vegas Events, Caesars Entertainment, Silicon Valley Bank, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Hendrick’s Gin, Jim Beam, Bacardi, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Sub-Zero and Wolf and Westar Kitchen and Bath, US Foods, and online content partner POPSUGAR.
*Sponsors and partners listed are current as of release date.

 

About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams. Its signature project, the Life is Beautiful Festival was founded in 2013 and launched in October of that same year as a highly successful lifestyle event featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful Festival attracted more than 60,000 patrons in its first year, and is now branching out to an international online forum for social change. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival, Twitter.com/lifeisbeautiful, Instagram.com/lifeisbeautiful and YouTube.com/user/LifeIsBeauitful.

 

 

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces 2014 Official Lineup

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Life is Beautiful Festival Announces 2014 Official Lineup

Newly-Expanded Three-Day Music, Food, Art & Learning Event in
Downtown Las Vegas include Headliners Kanye West, Foo Fighters and OutKast
Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26

Tickets On Sale June 26 at 10 am PT at lifeisbeautiful.com

 

Life is Beautiful Festival announces the official lineup and programming details for its highly-anticipated sophomore year. Expanding from a two-day to a three-day cultural event in response to the success of its first year, Life is Beautiful will once again play host to the world’s top musicians, chefs and cultural icons for an inspiring weekend in Downtown Las Vegas. Expanding in both longevity and in scope, this year’s festival will feature nearly 70 chart-topping acts, dozens of culinary giants, and world-renowned speakers, all on 4 massive stages in the heart of the newly revived Downtown Las Vegas, with unexpected art installations and several Culinary Villages.

 

“Life is Beautiful is about inspiring people. It’s about offering messages of hope and encouragement through a unique experience,” said Life is Beautiful Founder Rehan Choudhry. “We’ve been so fortunate to work with the world’s most talented and authentic set of musicians, chefs, artists and speakers, who will once again join us in Downtown Las Vegas for an unforgettable weekend, and we are thrilled to finally let the world know who we’re showcasing in 2014.”

 

Music is Beautiful

Over the course of the three days, the festival will feature an eclectic lineup of nearly 70 internationally established and emerging bands on four outdoor stages, including:

 

Kanye West, Foo Fighters, OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Lionel Richie, The Flaming Lips, The Weeknd, Girl Talk, Alt-J, The Roots, Broken Bells, TV on the Radio , A-Trak, Kacey Musgraves, Fitz & The Tantrums, Phantogram, The Head and The Heart, Panic! At The Disco, Matt & Kim, Neon Trees, Jenny Lewis, G-Eazy, OK Go, Tycho, Mayer Hawthorne, Switchfoot, tune-yards, MS MR, RAC, Holy Ghost!, Dizzy Wright, St. Lucia, Trampled By Turtles, Galantis, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Ryan Hemsworth, Mø, DJ Mustard, Vintage Trouble, J. Roddy Walston and The Business, The Orwells, Ásgeir, M4SONIC, Sleeper Agent, The Preatures, DJ Cassidy, MisterWives, ASTR, holychild, Night Terrors of 1927, Nostalghia, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Paper Route, Rusty Maples, Moksha, Ekoh, Sabriel, American Cream, Rabbit! and more, plus a special performance from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil with members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic orchestra.

 

Food is Beautiful

Led once again by an esteemed advisory board comprised of more than a dozen world-class chefs, Life is Beautiful’s culinary programming will feature its popular Culinary Village experience – this time multiplied and integrated more seamlessly into the overall festival footprint – and will feature the best local restaurants that Las Vegas has to offer as well as curated, handcrafted pairings of beer, wine, and spirits from some of the world’s most distinguished mixologists, wine makers, and brewers.  Also featured for guests’ pleasure will be the intimate Chefs On Stage demonstrations where guests can get an up-close and personal look at chefs’ techniques and inspirations.

 

The lineup of culinary talent participating in this year’s festival includes:

 

Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg (Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Bowl – Board Co-chairs), Scott Conant (Scarpetta – Board Member), Hubert Keller (Fleur by Hubert Keller – Board Member), Giada De Laurentiis (Giada), José Andrés (minibar by José Andrés), Cat Cora (Co-Founder of Chefs for Humanity – Board Member), Nancy Silverton (Mozza Restaurant Group), Spike Mendelsohn (Good Stuff Eatery), Marc Forgione (Restaurant Marc Forgione, American Cut), Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto NYC, Adele’s Nashville – Board Member), Duff Goldman (Charm City Cakes),  Rick Moonen (RM Seafood, Rx Boiler Room – Board Member), Kim Canteenwalla (Honey Salt, Buddy V’s, Made.LV – Board Member), Jet Tila (Kuma Snow Cream, Pakpao Thai – Board Member), Donald Link (Cochon, Herbsaint, Butcher, Peche – Board Member), Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill Restaurants & Truck – Board Member), Susan Feniger (Border Grill Restaurants & Truck – Board Member), Larry Forgione (Conservatory at Greystone, Culinary Institute of America), Frankie Pellegrino Jr. (Rao’s Restaurant Group), Shawn McClain (Sage and FIVE50 Pizza Bar at ARIA), Sam Marvin (Echo & Rig), Bryan Forgione (Buddy V’s),  Mike Minor (TruckUBarbeque), Madison Cowan (Madison Cowan LLC)  and more.

Grills & Guitars: Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m.

Grills & Guitars, the festival’s official kick-off party, will usher in another year of Life is Beautiful on Thursday, October 23 starting at 7 pm at Gold Spike (217 Las Vegas Blvd North). Showcasing celebrity chefs at gourmet food stations, live music, beer, wine and cocktail tastings, this walk-around culinary event will once again be the most talked-about food event of the season. A twist on the traditional backyard barbecue, Grills & Guitars will pair beer, wine and cocktails with flame-kissed fare that satisfies all the senses. The VIP event is a separately ticketed, exclusive and intimate outdoor experience. Participating chefs and restaurants include: Bruce & Eric Bromberg (Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Bowl), Kim Canteenwalla (Honey Salt, Buddy V’s, Made.LV), Cat Cora (Co-Founder of Chefs for Humanity), Marc Forgione (Restaurant Marc Forgione, American Cut), Nancy Silverton (Mozza Restaurant Group), Hubert Keller (Fleur by Hubert Keller), Sam Marvin (Echo & Rig), Shawn McClain (Sage and FIVE50 Pizza Bar at ARIA), Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger (Border Grill Restaurants & Truck), Frankie Pellegrino Jr. (Rao’s Restaurant Group), Jet Tila (Kuma Snow Cream, Pakpao Thai), Palm Restaurant, Andiamo and more.

Grills & Guitars Tickets are $175 plus fees, and will be available at www.lifeisbeautiful.com.

 

Art is Beautiful
Art is Beautiful offers an urban-inspired immersive experience for a new generation of art and entertainment enthusiasts.  By eliminating the velvet ropes and formal museum environment, Life is Beautiful’s art programming allows festival goers to actively engage with critically-acclaimed artists from around the globe and from within Downtown Las Vegas’ progressive art scene.  Building on 2013’s success, this year will include more street art installations, large-scale murals, fine art displays, and performance art. A list of the participating artists will be announced soon.

 

Learning is Beautiful
The Learning is Beautiful speaker series is designed to bring together inspiring and informative speakers from around the world to share their ideas and passions. This annual series is an ideal compliment to the festival’s art, culinary and music pillars. Festival attendees will have the unique opportunity to enjoy poignant talks by critically acclaimed speakers from various fields while also enjoying the many other activities and entertainment Life is Beautiful has to offer. The Learning is Beautiful speaker lineup will be announced soon.

 

Life is Beautiful’s official 2014 Lineup video:

Tickets for the 2014 Life is Beautiful Festival will be available on Thursday, June 26th at 10 am PT for purchase at www.lifeisbeautiful.com.Specially priced tickets are available in limited quantities on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

General Admission Tickets:

  • Special Three Day: $199.50 plus fees
  • Advance Three Day: $225.00 plus fees
  • Regular Three Day: $249.50 plus fees

 

VIP Tickets:

  • VIP Three Day: $595.00 plus fees

 

VIP tickets include the following:

  • Exclusive VIP lounge with shade and lounge seating
  • Enhanced viewing areas at Main Stages
  • VIP restroom facilities
  • Access to special VIP beer, wine and spirits concessions
  • Commemorative poster

 

Parking & Shuttle Passes

PARK & RIDE passes are available from World Market Center (465 S Grand Central Parkway #2203, Las Vegas NV 89106) at a fee of $39.50 per person in vehicle. Price includes round-trip shuttle rides to and from the festival grounds for the entirety of the event.

 

SHUTTLE PASSES from the Las Vegas Strip to the festival grounds and back are also available for $39.50 per person for a 3-day pass. Pick up and drop off locations will be shared at a later date.

 

All passes will be available for sale on www.lifeisbeautiful.com.

 

Tables & Cabanas

Wynn Nightlife, the industry leader in creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences, is collaborating with Life is Beautiful to enhance the festival experience with unparalleled VIP service. Table and cabana packages will be managed by the experts who have set and raised the standards for exceptional VIP experience in award-winning venues such as XS, Tryst, Surrender and Encore Beach Club. Reservations are now being accepted. Inquiries can be sent to vipexperience@lifeisbeautiful.com.

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2014 Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors and Partners of Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Dos Equis, Zappos.com, the D Las Vegas, Ketel One Vodka, World Education University, Pandora, Las Vegas Events, Caesars Entertainment, Silicon Valley Bank, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Hendrick’s Gin, Jim Beam, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Sub-Zero and Wolf and Westar Kitchen and Bath, US Foods, and online content partner POPSUGAR.
*Sponsors and partners listed are current as of release date.

About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams. Its signature project, the Life is Beautiful Festival was founded in 2013 and launched in October of that same year as a highly successful lifestyle event featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful Festival attracted more than 60,000 patrons in its first year, and is now branching out to an international online forum for social change. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival, Twitter.com/lifeisbeautiful, Instagram.com/lifeisbeautiful and YouTube.com/user/LifeIsBeauitful.

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Entertainment Listings

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Entertainment Listings

 

MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER

PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS: LAST COWBOY STANDING
The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will bring the fourth annual Last Cowboy Standing competition to the Mandalay Bay Events Center May 9 – 10. For this event, a rider must stay on his bull until the eight-second buzzer in order to advance to the next round. At the end of the event, the “Last Cowboy Standing” will take home the first-place prize. Fans will witness exhilarating eight-second rides and wrecks as these men risk it all to make a qualified ride against their two-ton opponents during this action-packed, two-day event.

Dates: May 9 – 10
Times: Friday, May 9: 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 10: 6 p.m.
Prices: $24, $45, $66, $87 and $134.25 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

2014 TIGER JAM FEATURING ONEREPUBLIC
GRAMMY Award-nominated pop rock band OneRepublic will visit the Mandalay Bay Events Center to headline the 16th Annual Tiger Jam Saturday, May 17.GRAMMY Award-nominated pop rock band OneRepublic will visit the Mandalay Bay Events Center to headline the 16th Annual Tiger Jam Saturday, May 17. Prior to Saturday evening’s live concert, guests can participate in a morning golf outing before attending the VIP reception at Mandalay Bay. This exclusive pre-concert party will feature gourmet food and spirits as well as live and silent auctions filled with luxury items.

Following a performance from OneRepublic, the night will conclude with a post-concert party at the House of Blues. Since its creation in 1998, Tiger Jam has raised more than $14 million for the Tiger Woods Foundation through its sold-out performances and one-of-a-kind auction items.

Date: Saturday, May 17
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Prices: $55, $85 and $125 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

ROMEO SANTOS
Famed Latino musician and singer Romeo Santos will bring his Formula Vol. 2 Tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, May 25. Santos has firmly established himself as the leading Spanish language music artist in the United States in terms of airplay, record sales and concert tickets sold. The Latino musician has won “Songwriter of the Year” awards at the Latin Billboard Awards and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and also has been honored numerous times as a solo artist.

Date: Sunday, May 25
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $54, $79, $110 and $175 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

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LIONEL RICHIE
Multi-platinum selling artist and five-time GRAMMY Award-winning music icon Lionel Richie will extend his worldwide All the Hits All Night Long tour, making a stop at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, June 6. The tour has sold out in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East and will travel through North America this summer with special guest CeeLo Green.

Date: Friday, June 6
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $69.50, $89.50 and $129.50 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

JOURNEY AND STEVE MILLER BAND
Journey and Steve Miller Band, two of the iconic groups that helped define the “San Francisco Sound,” will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, Aug. 1. Journey has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide and has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums since the group started in 1973. Steve Miller Band is one of rock music’s all-time greats and has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. The band’s trademark blues-rock sound has made them one of the defining artists of classic rock.

Date: Friday, Aug. 1
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $69.50, $99.50 and $149.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: 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 atmandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

NBA PRE-SEASON: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS. DENVER NUGGETS
The Los Angeles Clippers will follow their 2014 playoff run with a tip-off to its 2014 pre-season schedule when they face the Denver Nuggets Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The 2013 All-Star MVP Chris Paul and fellow All-Star Blake Griffin will lead the Clippers against their Western Conference rivals in a game on the Las Vegas Strip.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 18
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $15, $25, $45, $65, $95, $150, $250 and $500 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

MANDALAY BAY BEACH CONCERT SERIES

ZIGGY MARLEY
Popular reggae musician Ziggy Marley will perform at the Mandalay Bay Beach Sunday, May 25. Marley, the oldest son of music legend Bob Marley, made his recording debut in 1979 with a group comprised of his father and three siblings. The group became known as The Melody Makers and released 14 albums over three decades. Ziggy Marley began his solo career in 2003 when he released Dragonfly (Ghetto Youths Crew), a record label he created while working with the United Nations. In 2006, he released his second solo album, Love Is My Religion, which won a GRAMMY Award for “Best Reggae Album.” His third solo album, Family Time, was released in 2009 and was dedicated to all of the children in the world.

Date: Sunday, May 25
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: $42.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

GAVIN DEGRAW AND MATT NATHANSON
Multi-platinum GRAMMY Award-nominated recording artist Gavin DeGraw and acclaimed singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson will ‘make a move’ to the Mandalay Bay Beach stage and perform at the outdoor venue Saturday, June 14. The Las Vegas stop is part of the pair’s co-headlining 2014 North American summer tour which kicks off at the beginning of June.

Date: Saturday, June 14
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: $55 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

311
American rock band 311 will return to the stage at the Mandalay Bay Beach for a performance scheduled for Saturday, June 28. The multi-platinum rock group will play an extended setlist of hits, rarities, covers and classics; backed by a state-of-the-art light and special effects show. Past shows also have included appearances by circus performers, aerial acrobats, fire twirlers, stilt walkers, drumlines and marching bands, making the experience energetic and entertaining. 311’s album Universal Pulse was released in July 2011 and debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Top 200 with the group’s first single “Sunset in July” reaching No. 7 on the Alternative radio chart. Earlier this year the band released Stereolithic featuring the single “Five of Everything.”

Date: Saturday, June 28
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: $49.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

SUBLIME WITH ROME
Ska-punk band Sublime with Rome will bring its distinctive sound and music to the Mandalay Bay Beach stage for a Fourth of July weekend performance Saturday, July 5. Formed nearly 20 years after the legendary band Sublime, the group is touring in support of its debut album Yours Truly. Sublime with Rome is a collaboration between Eric Wilson of Sublime and gifted songwriter and musician Rome Ramirez.

Date: Saturday, July 5
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: $49.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

COUNTING CROWS
Mandalay Bay’s Beach stage will welcome the Counting Crows Sunday, Aug. 10 as part of its Beach Concert Series. The stage, which rises over the resort’s sand and surf wave pool, has hosted entertainment’s biggest names as part of this beloved series. Counting Crows has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after entering the music scene with its 1993 multi-platinum breakout album August and Everything After. The group will be joined by California rock band Toad the Wet Sprocket.

Date: Sunday, Aug. 10
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: $47.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

MICHAEL JACKSON ONE THEATRE

MICHAEL JACKSON ONE BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Michael Jackson ONE is a state-of-the-art visual and audio experience creating a theatrical evocation of Jackson’s creative genius. Guided and inspired by his music, four misfits set out on a transformative adventure. By journey’s end, they will personify the King of Pop’s agility, courage, playfulness and love.

Dates: Saturday – Wednesday
Dark: Thursday – Friday
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Price: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Theatre box office, online at cirquedusoleil.com/one or mandalaybay.com , or by calling (855) 927-5262 or
(702) 590-7760.

HOUSE OF BLUES

CARLOS SANTANA
In 2012, legendary musician Carlos Santana began a two-year run of his unique show – An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow – in the specially re-configured House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay. After its first successful run, House of Blues and Carlos Santana recently announced a two-year extension with performances returning this fall.

Dates: November 5; 7 – 9; 12; 14 – 16; 18 and January 21; 23 – 25; 28 – 31, 2015
Time: All shows begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $99, $119, $129 and $154 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet, the House of Blues Box Office 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 mandalaybay.com, ticketmaster.com or santana.com.

HOUSE OF BLUES CONCERT CALENDAR
All tickets are subject to additional facility fee and service charges. Some restrictions may apply to select shows. Tickets can be purchased at the House of Blues Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at (877) 632-7400 or (702) 632-7600. House of Blues offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and opens at 8 a.m. Contact the House of Blues box office at (702) 632-7600 for additional information.

DATE/DOORS OPEN ACT PRICES STARTING AT

May 2 at 8 p.m. The Dan Band $25 (must be 21 years of age)

May 3 at 6:30 p.m. Mastodon w/ Gojira and Kvelertak $26.50 (must be 18 years of age)

May 9 at 8 p.m. RiFF RAFF w/ Grandtheft $22 (must be 18 years of age)

May 10 at 6 p.m. Ingrid Michaelson w/ Storyman and $27.50 (must be 18 years of age)
Sugar + The Hi Lows

May 16 at 6:30 p.m. Christina Perri $22

May 24 at 7 p.m. Lindsey Stirling $25

May 24 at 11:30 p.m. Boogie Knights $20 (must be 21 years of age)

May 30 at 7 p.m. Super Diamond $22 (must be 18 years of age)

June 6 at 8 p.m. Yandel $40 (must be 18 years of age)

June 20 at 8 p.m. Tamar Braxton $20 (must be 18 years of age)

HOUSE OF BLUES – WEEKLY EVENTS

Locals 1.2.3 Program: Attention local concert fans – House of Blues offers the Locals 1.2.3 Program! By presenting a valid ID at the box office prior to the day of the concert, Nevadans receive concert tickets with no service fees (valid for select concerts only). Additionally, locals receive a 20% discount (food items only) when dining at Crossroads at House of Blues Restaurant.

Monday: Live Soul Music from R N R. The music begins at 9 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Tuesday: Swingin’ Tuesdays with live swing band and dancing. Music begins at 9 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Wednesday: Nothing But the Blues featuring an evening of live blues music in an up-close, intimate setting inside the popular courtyard. Music begins at 8 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Thursday: “Loop” artist Phil Stendek performs. Music begins at 8 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Friday: Rockstar Karaoke puts the guest center stage with a full band providing the rhythm, guitar and backing vocals while guests belt out their favorite songs from a list of 200

Rockstar Karaoke mega-hits. Music begins at 10 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Saturday: The band Singles plays your favorite music from the ‘90s. Music begins at 9 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Sunday: Kirk Franklin Presents Gospel Brunch at House of Blues featuring a delicious All-You-Can-Eat Southern-Style Buffet with carved turkey, prime rib, omelet bar, waffles, salads, fried chicken, desserts and more. Live Gospel Entertainment takes place from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prices are $50 for adults and $27 for children 11 years of age and under.

Rock, Rhythm, Blues & Soul – The talented PJ Barth and his trio entertain the Sunday night crowd. Music begins at 8 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

NIGHTLIFE

LIGHT NIGHTCLUB
LIGHT, the first-ever nightclub turned on by Cirque du Soleil, merges cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce a new kind of nightlife experience. Headlining DJs and performers lead the charge, coupled with exclusively built performance elements and visuals, innovative video mapping, lighting, sound and special effects, as well as avant-garde costumes and unique choreography imagined by Cirque du Soleil.

Designed as an experience to play with the senses, LIGHT offers far more than the traditional nightclub. Upon arriving at LIGHT, guests enter the realm of the unknown as everyone in the club is part of the show. The chic, fashion-forward 38,000-square-foot venue features state-of-the-art production, theatrics, and world-renowned DJs and performers. LIGHT turns on a new kind of passion and creativity, redefining a “night out” and creating a unique, memorable event each night. Featured resident DJs include Skrillex, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Krewella, Carl Cox and Nicky Romero, among others.

Dates: Wednesday; Friday – Saturday
Hours: Doors open at 10 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges will apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call 702-588-5656 for more information

BLOW OUT WEDNESDAYS
The middle of the week gives new meaning to the nightlife industry with LIGHT’s recently launched Blow Out Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, guests will be treated to unbelievable performances by Cirque du Soleil and world-renowned DJs including Skrillex, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Axwell, among others.

1923 BOURBON & BURLESQUE BY HOLLY MADISON
The Prohibition Era of live jazz, bootleg liquor and seductive cabaret comes to life with a modern twist inside 1923 Bourbon & Burlesque by Holly Madison. The new social lounge transports guests to an exclusive speakeasy featuring a sensual burlesque revue, along with 1923’s custom barrel-aged whiskey and premium cigars. Next to Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood, 1923 provides the atmosphere for classic burlesque performed by Las Vegas’ most alluring dancers.

Dates: Wednesday – Saturday
Hours: 10 p.m. to close
Admission: Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 912-4001 for more information

EYECANDY SOUND LOUNGE & BAR
Located in the center of Mandalay Bay’s casino floor, eyecandy sound lounge & bar features an inviting atmosphere, chic design and plush seating. A contemporary twist on the typical Las Vegas lounge, eyecandy combines revolutionary sound stations, intricate lighting design and a dance floor with an ever-changing landscape to form a one-of-a-kind sensory experience. This setting offers an exclusive getaway just steps from the casino floor.

Dates: Daily
Hours: eyecandy bar: Opens at 11 a.m.
eyecandy sound lounge: Opens at 6 p.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7985 for more information

miX LOUNGE
Located atop THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, this hot spot is one of the most stylishly hip lounges in the city. The lounge presents stellar cocktail concoctions, an innovative bar menu and a seductive blend of music spun by savvy DJs while guests are surrounded by breathtaking views of The Strip.

Dates: Nightly
Hours: Opens at 5 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 576-1551 for more information

FOUNDATION ROOM
From high atop Mandalay Bay and showcasing the best view of the Las Vegas Strip, Foundation Room provides world-class dining and an unparalleled nightlife experience.

Dates: Nightly
Hours: Lounge Hours: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Dining Room Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7614 for more information
Note: Foundation Room has a membership program with exclusive benefits. To learn more about the services included in a Foundation Room membership or to schedule a personal tour, call (702) 632-4775.


MIZUYA LOUNGE

Live entertainment and dancing nightly with complimentary admission.

Act: The Paul Charles Band
Dates/Time: May 1; 8; 15; 22: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: Phoenix
Dates/Time: May 1 – 2; 8 – 10; 16 – 17; 29 – 31: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: Three of a Kind
Date/Time: May 2; 10; 12; 17; 24; 31: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: The Definitives
Dates/Time: May 3; 13: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: The Limit
Dates/Time: May 3 – 5; 11 – 12; 18 – 19; 25 – 26: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: TJ Tyler Trio
Dates/Time: May 4; 11; 18 – 19: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: SZR
Dates/Time: May 5; 7; 25: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: Patty Janura
Dates/Times: May 6; 20: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
May 7; 14 – 15; 22 – 24: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The Guilty Pleasures
Dates/Times: May 6; 20: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
May 13; 27: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: The Ali Brothers
Dates/Time: May 9; 16; 23; 30: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: The FAB
Dates/Time: May 14; 21; 27 – 28: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: The Rebels
Dates/Times: May 21; 27 – 28: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
May 26; 29: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

ORCHID LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing are featured Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights with complimentary admission.

Act: TJ Tyler Trio
Dates/Times: May 1; 7 – 8; 14 – 15; 21 – 22; 28 – 29: 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
May 2 – 3; 9 – 10; 16 – 17; 23 – 24; 30 – 31: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

DAYLIFE

DAYLIGHT BEACH CLUB
In partnership with The Light Group, DAYLIGHT debuted last summer at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino as the first-of-its-kind revolutionary open-air entertainment and nightlife destination. The stylish, unprecedented space revolutionizes the daylife and entertainment scene by combining the most sought-after DJs – Krewella, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Baauer and Nicky Romero, among others – with a specifically designed 5,000-capacity venue featuring a luxurious 4,400-square-foot pool, 1,500-square-foot elevated stage with unobstructed sightlines, 70 daybeds, 25 cabanas and bungalows, six LED screens, in addition to signature cocktails and cuisine.

Dates: Friday – Sunday
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 590-7111 for more information

ECLIPSE AT DAYLIGHT BEACH CLUB
DAYLIGHT is home to a series of exclusive nighttime events known as ECLIPSE. The outdoor evening
performances will occur every Sunday and select weekend dates from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

MOOREA BEACH CLUB

Overlooking the 11-acre Mandalay Bay Beach is Moorea Beach Club, the upscale, “toptional” adult pool experience. Catering to adults 21 years of age or older, this exclusive outdoor environment features high-energy music, poolside massage services and the best, personalized attendants in Las Vegas – all in a sophisticated environment.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Note: Beginning May 16, Moorea Beach Club will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7777 for more information


ATTRACTIONS

SHARK REEF AQUARIUM
Not your typical aquarium, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a total sensory experience designed to transport visitors to an undersea ocean of fantastic sights, sounds and encounters. See sharks, sawfish, giant rays, green sea turtles, piranhas, rare Komodo Dragons, a Giant Pacific Octopus, a Shark Ray and Golden Crocodiles in North America’s only predator-based aquarium. There are more than 2,000 animals in 1.6 million gallons of seawater including 15 species of sharks! Shark Reef Aquarium’s newest members include a rehabilitated sea turtle from the Florida Keys as well as two juvenile Komodo Dragons direct from Prague.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(last entry is one hour prior to close)
Admission: Adults: $18; Children (5-12 years): $12; Children (4 and under): Complimentary
Annual passes can be purchased; Adults: $40; Children (5-12 years): $25; Children (4 and under): Complimentary
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LADY ANTEBELLUM
Seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum will bring its Take Me Downtown Tour 2014 to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, March 21. In 2012, the trio hosted more than one million fans across the globe in 11 countries on its first headlining world tour. This earned them Billboard Touring’s “Breakthrough Award,” and the Country Music Association’s (CMA) “International Artists Achievement Award.” Joining Lady Antebellum will be Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves.

Date: Friday, March 21
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $40, $70 and $90 (general admission and reserved seating) (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

IL DIVO
Il Divo, the record-breaking classical crossover group that has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide, will bring
IL DIVO – A MUSICAL AFFAIR: THE GREATEST SONGS OF BROADWAY LIVE to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, March 29. The tour is in support of the group’s sixth studio album, A Musical Affair. The album is Il Divo’s first compilation of songs inspired by Broadway shows including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Carousel” and “West Side Story,” and features stellar duet partners Barbra Streisand, Kristin Chenoweth, Nicole Scherzinger, Heather Headley and Michael Ball.

Date: Saturday, March 29
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $89.50 and $129.50 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

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2014 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC FAN JAM HOSTED BY FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
Florida Georgia Line will host the 4th Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) Fan Jam at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in conjunction with the ACM Awards show Sunday, April 6. This live remote location will give country music fans the ultimate pass to be a part of the show. Throughout the three-hour telecast from MGM Grand there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances via remote by Florida Georgia Line and other top-tier music acts, including the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan.

Date: Sunday, April 6
Time: 5 p.m.
Prices: $45, $65 and $85 (general admission and reserved) and $250 (not including applicable service charges)
Buy: 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

JUAN GABRIEL
Mexican icon and multi-platinum award-winner Juan Gabriel kicks off his six-city “VOLVER” tour in April, making a stop at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, April 13 at 7 p.m. The tour marks the legendary artist’s first appearance in the United States in more than seven years. Gabriel, a six-time GRAMMY nominee, was inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame in 1996.

Date: Sunday, April 13
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $64, $84, $104, $175 and $225 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

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LIONEL RICHIE
Multi-platinum selling artist and five-time GRAMMY Award-winning music icon Lionel Richie will extend his worldwide All the Hits All Night Long tour, making a stop at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, June 6 at 8 p.m. The tour has sold out in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East and will travel through North America this summer with special guest CeeLo Green.

Date: Friday, June 6
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $69.50, $89.50 and $129.50 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

JOURNEY AND STEVE MILLER BAND
Journey and Steve Miller Band, two of the iconic groups that helped define the “San Francisco Sound,” will perform at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, Aug. 1. Journey has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide and has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums since the group started in 1973. The Steve Miller Band is one of rock music’s all-time greats and has sold more than 30 million records in a career spanning more than 40 years. Steve Miller’s trademark blues-rock sound has made him one of the defining artists of classic rock.

Date: Friday, Aug. 1
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $69.50, $99.50 and $149.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: 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 mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

MICHAEL JACKSON ONE THEATRE

MICHAEL JACKSON ONE BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Michael Jackson ONE is a state-of-the-art visual and audio experience creating a theatrical evocation of Jackson’s creative genius. Guided and inspired by his music, four misfits set out on a transformative adventure. By journey’s end, they will personify the King of Pop’s agility, courage, playfulness and love.

Dates: Saturday – Wednesday
Dark: Thursday – Friday
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Additional Dark Dates: March 15 – 19
Price: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the Mandalay Bay Theatre box office, online at cirquedusoleil.com/one or mandalaybay.com, or by calling (855) 927-5262 or
(702) 590-7760.

HOUSE OF BLUES

HOUSE OF BLUES CONCERT CALENDAR
All tickets are subject to additional facility fee and service charges. Some restrictions may apply to select shows. Tickets can be purchased at the House of Blues Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at (877) 632-7400 or (702) 632-7600. House of Blues offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and opens at 8 a.m. Contact the House of Blues box office at (702) 632-7600 for additional information.

DATE/DOORS OPEN ACT PRICES STARTING AT

April 3 at 7:30 p.m. Jennifer Nettles $49.50 (must be 18 years of age)

April 5 at 7:00 p.m. Blackberry Smoke w/ Delta Saints $15 (must be 18 years of age)

April 18 at 8:00 p.m. Nekromantix $20 (must be 18 years of age)

April 19 at 6:00 p.m. Bastille $20 (must be 18 years of age)

April 26 at 8:00 p.m. Thomas Rhett $25 (must be 18 years of age)

May 16 at 6:30 p.m. Christina Perri $22

May 24 at 7:00 p.m. Lindsey Stirling $25

HOUSE OF BLUES – WEEKLY EVENTS

Locals 1.2.3 Program: Attention local concert fans – House of Blues offers the Locals 1.2.3 Program! By presenting a valid ID at the box office prior to the day of the concert, Nevadans receive concert tickets with no service fees (valid for select concerts only). Additionally, locals receive a 20% discount (food items only) when dining at Crossroads at House of Blues Restaurant.

Monday: Live Soul Music from R N R. The music begins at 9 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Tuesday: Swingin’ Tuesdays with live swing band and dancing. Music begins at 9 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Wednesday: Nothing But the Blues featuring an evening of live blues music in an up-close, intimate setting inside the popular courtyard. Music begins at 8 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Thursday: “Loop” artist Phil Stendek performs. Music begins at 8 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Friday: Rockstar Karaoke puts the guest center stage with a full band providing the rhythm, guitar and backing vocals while guests belt out their favorite songs from a list of 200

Rockstar Karaoke mega-hits. Music begins at 10 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Saturday: The band Singles plays your favorite music from the ‘90s. Music begins at 9 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

Sunday: Kirk Franklin Presents Gospel Brunch at House of Blues featuring a delicious All-You-Can-Eat Southern-Style Buffet with carved turkey, prime rib, omelet bar, waffles, salads, fried chicken, desserts and more. Live Gospel Entertainment takes place from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prices are $50 for adults and $27 for children 11 years of age and under.

Rock, Rhythm, Blues & Soul – The talented PJ Barth and his trio entertain the Sunday night crowd. Music begins at 8 p.m. Complimentary admission for all ages.

SPECIAL EVENTS

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP
Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp provides music fans the opportunity to jam with legendary rock stars, write and record original songs, participate in master classes and perform live on stage in front of friends and family at House of Blues. Daily rock sessions are scheduled at Mandalay Bay and at Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp’s facility located west of the Las Vegas Strip. Discount hotel accommodations are available for registered campers.

Dates: February 27 – March 2: Judas Priest Rock Camp
March 27 – 30: Gene Simmons Rock Camp
April 10 – 13: Blues Fantasy Camp
Prices: Camp packages begin at $5,495
Buy: For registration and additional camp information, call (888) 762-2263 or visit rockcamp.com.

NIGHTLIFE

LIGHT NIGHTCLUB
LIGHT, the first-ever nightclub turned on by Cirque du Soleil, merges cutting-edge creativity with incredible music to produce a new kind of nightlife experience. Headlining DJs and performers lead the charge, coupled with exclusively built performance elements and visuals, innovative video mapping, lighting, sound and special effects, as well as avant-garde costumes and unique choreography imagined by Cirque du Soleil.

Designed as an experience to play with the senses, LIGHT offers far more than the traditional nightclub. Upon arriving at LIGHT, guests enter the realm of the unknown as everyone in the club is part of the show. The chic, fashion-forward 38,000-square-foot venue features state-of-the-art production, theatrics, and world-renowned DJs and performers. LIGHT turns on a new kind of passion and creativity, redefining a “night out” and creating a unique, memorable event each night. Featured resident DJs include Skrillex, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Krewella and Nicky Romero, among others.

Dates: Wednesday; Friday – Saturday
Hours: Doors open at 10 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges will apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call 702-588-5656 for more information

BLOW OUT WEDNESDAYS
The middle of the week gives new meaning to the nightlife industry with LIGHT’s recently launched Blow Out Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, guests will be treated to unbelievable performances by Cirque du Soleil and world-renowned DJs including Skrillex, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Axwell, among others.

EYECANDY SOUND LOUNGE & BAR
Located in the center of Mandalay Bay’s casino floor, eyecandy sound lounge & bar features an inviting atmosphere, chic design and plush seating. A contemporary twist on the typical Las Vegas lounge, eyecandy combines revolutionary sound stations, intricate lighting design and a dance floor with an ever-changing landscape to form a one-of-a-kind sensory experience. This setting offers an exclusive getaway just steps from the casino floor.

Dates: Daily
Hours: eyecandy bar: Opens at 11 a.m.
eyecandy sound lounge: Opens at 6 p.m.
Admission: Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7985 for more information

miX LOUNGE
Located atop THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, this hot spot is one of the most stylishly hip lounges in the city. The lounge presents stellar cocktail concoctions, an innovative bar menu and a seductive blend of music spun by savvy DJs while guests are surrounded by breathtaking views of The Strip.

Dates: Nightly
Hours: Opens at 5 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 576-1551 for more information

FOUNDATION ROOM
From high atop Mandalay Bay and showcasing the best view of the Las Vegas Strip, Foundation Room provides world-class dining and an unparalleled nightlife experience.

Dates: Nightly
Hours: Lounge Hours: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Dining Room Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7614 for more information
Note: Foundation Room has a membership program with exclusive benefits. To learn more about the services included in a Foundation Room membership or to schedule a personal tour, call (702) 632-4775.

MIZUYA LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing nightly with complimentary admission.

Act: HNLV
Date/Times: March 1: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The Definitives
Dates/Times: March 1; 13: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: TJ Tyler Trio
Dates/Times: March 2; 16; 23; 30: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: The Limit
Dates/Times: March 2 – 3; 9 – 10; 23 – 24; 30 – 31: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: Three of a Kind
Date/Times: March 3; 8; 15; 22; 29: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: The Rebels
Dates/Times: March 4; 18; 25; 31: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
March 11; 12; 16; 19: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The FAB
Dates/Times: March 5; 12; 19; 26: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: The Paul Charles Band
Dates/Times: March 6; 20; 27: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: Phoenix
Dates/Times: March 6 – 8; 13 – 15; 20; 27 – 29: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: The Ali Brothers
Dates/Times: March 7; 14; 21; 28: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Act: The Guilty Pleasures
Dates/Times: March 9; 11: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
March 4; 18: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Act: Patty Janura
Dates/Time: March 10; 24: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
March 5; 21 – 22; 25 – 26: 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

ORCHID LOUNGE
Live entertainment and dancing are featured Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights with complimentary admission.

Act: TJ Tyler Trio
Dates/Times: March 5; 12; 19; 26 : 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
March 1; 7– 8; 14 – 15; 21 – 22; 28 – 29: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Note: TJ Tyler Trio will perform with THE Chancy Brothers, Monday March 17 from 5 p.m. to 11 p. m.

DAYLIFE

DAYLIGHT Beach Club
DAYLIGHT debuted last summer at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino as the first-of-its-kind revolutionary open-air entertainment and nightlife destination. The stylish, unprecedented space revolutionizes the daylife and entertainment scene by combining the most sought-after DJs – Krewella, Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Baauer and Nicky Romero, among others – with a specifically designed 5,000-capacity venue featuring a luxurious 4,400-square-foot pool, 1,500-square-foot elevated stage with unobstructed sightlines, 70 daybeds, 25 cabanas and bungalows, six LED screens, in addition to signature cocktails and cuisine.

Dates: Friday – Sunday
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Note: DAYLIGHT will open Friday, March 28 with the grand opening scheduled for Saturday, April 5.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 590-7111 for more information

MOOREA BEACH CLUB
Overlooking the 11-acre Mandalay Bay Beach is Moorea Beach Club, the upscale, “toptional” adult pool experience. Catering to adults 21 years of age or older, this exclusive outdoor environment features high-energy music, poolside massage services and the best, personalized attendants in Las Vegas – all in a sophisticated environment.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Note: Moorea is currently open to guests of all ages. It will be available to guests 21 or older beginning Monday, March 10.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 632-7777 for more information

ATTRACTIONS

SHARK REEF AQUARIUM
Not your typical aquarium, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay is a total sensory experience designed to transport visitors to an undersea ocean of fantastic sights, sounds and encounters. See sharks, sawfish, giant rays, green sea turtles, piranhas, rare Komodo Dragons, a Giant Pacific Octopus, a Shark Ray and Golden Crocodiles in North America’s only predator-based aquarium. There are more than 2,000 animals in 1.6 million gallons of seawater including 15 species of sharks! Shark Reef Aquarium’s newest members include a rehabilitated sea turtle from the Florida Keys as well as two juvenile Komodo Dragons direct from Prague.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(last entry is one hour prior to close)
Admission: Adults: $18; Children (5-12 years): $12; Children (4 and under): Complimentary
Annual passes can be purchased; Adults: $40; Children (5-12 years): $25; Children (4 and under): Complimentary
***Nevada Resident Discount: present valid I.D. at the box office and receive a discounted admission price.
Contact: For more information, call (702) 632-4555 or visit mandalaybay.com or sharkreef.com.

Lionel Richie Brings Summer Tour to Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, June 6

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LIONEL RICHIE BRINGS ‘ALL THE HITS ALL NIGHT LONG’ SUMMER TOUR TO

MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER FRIDAY, JUNE 6

CeeLo Green Joins Tour as Special Guest; Tickets Now on Sale 

Multi-platinum selling artist and five-time GRAMMY Award- winning music icon Lionel Richie announced today the extension of his worldwide All the Hits All Night Long tour which will make a stop at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Friday, June 6 at 8 p.m. The tour has sold out across the globe in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East and will travel through North America this summer with special guest CeeLo Green.

Tickets priced at $49.50, $69.50, $89.50 and $129.50, not including applicable tax and service fees, are now on sale and available for purchase at 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 www.mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.    For fans anxious to purchase seats to highly anticipated concerts and events, M life – MGM Resorts International’s loyalty program – provides members exclusive access to pre-sales for sporting events and concerts. The program also features rewards, benefits and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the incomparable collection of MGM Resorts’ world-renowned destinations. To join, or for more information, visit mlife.com.

Richie’s solo career began in 1982 with the release of his self-titled debut album. It produced three hits – “Truly,” “You Are” and “My Love” and sold more than four million copies. His 1983 follow-up album Can’t Slow Down sold twice as many copies and won two GRAMMY Awards including “Album of the Year.” The album contained the No. 1 hit “All Night Long,” which Richie later performed at the closing ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984.

Richie’s last album Tuskegee reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 after its March 2012 release. Tuskegee was certified platinum after selling one million units in the United States. Overall, Richie has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.

“I’m so lucky to have the collection of songs that I can play for my fans each night that it becomes a giant sing-along most of the time,” said Richie. “People always ask me ‘What are you going to sing tonight Lionel?’ and I always laugh and reply ‘What are YOU going to sing tonight?’”

All the Hits All Night Long is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. For complete tour and ticket information, visit lionelrichie.com or livenation.com.

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About Mandalay Bay Events Center:

The Mandalay Bay Events Center is a multi-purpose arena home to World Championship Boxing, premier concerts and special events.  With seating for as many as 12,000, the Events Center offers excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art lighting and sound.  Prominent events have included concerts such as Justin Timberlake, KISS, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Alejandro Fernandez and David Foster & Friends.  World championship boxing events have featured fighters including Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins.  The Mandalay Bay Events Center also is home to multiple Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events throughout the year, the annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction, Tiger Jam hosted by Tiger Woods as well as the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards on UNIVISION.

Head to the Wild, Wild West with Keep Memory Alive at Annual Shakespeare Ranch Rodeo & Dinner, July 19 & 20

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HEAD TO THE WILD, WILD WEST WITH KEEP MEMORY ALIVE
AT ANNUAL SHAKESPEARE RANCH RODEO & DINNER, JULY 19 & 20
Chef Emeril Lagasse Hosts Lavish Dinner to Raise Funds for Neurocognitive Disorders

 

On July 19 and 20, Keep Memory Alive will host the annual Shakespeare Ranch Rodeo and celebrity chef dinner with Emeril Lagasse for a weekend of Western-style fun and fundraising. Proceeds from the weekend’s events support Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s work toward enhanced treatments and research of neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS and dementia.

“We are very excited to once again host our annual rodeo and gourmet dinner with celebrated Chef Emeril Lagasse. We look forward to celebrating with all who have joined in the fight against memory loss,” said Larry Ruvo, Chairman of Keep Memory Alive. “At Shakespeare Ranch, guests will experience an extravagant weekend of thrilling professional rodeo events and delicious food and wine.”

Camille and Larry Ruvo, along with the McGill family, resurrected the Glenbrook rodeo in 2000 after it was discontinued in 1965. On Friday, July 19, the rodeo will feature bull riding and barrel racing, as well as carnival games, a watermelon eating contest for kids, Western-style barbeque and a special performance from country rock bank, Left of Centre. The day will also include a luxurious silent auction with an incredible variety of items ranging sports memorabilia and jewelry to travel packages.

On Saturday, July 20, the festivities continue when world-renowned restaurateur Emeril Lagasse cowboys up in the kitchen to prepare an extraordinary dinner at Shakespeare Ranch. Guests will enjoy the best of his signature cuisine with a selection of fine wine and spirits. The evening will also feature a surprise headliner; past entertainers include Lionel Richie, Robin Williams, Jay Leno and Sammy Hagar.

Tickets to the rodeo are $275 for adults and $75 for children under 13. Table sponsorships are still available for the Emeril Lagasse dinner, but space is limited. To reserve tickets to the rodeo and dinner visit KeepMemoryAlive.org or call 702-331-7054 or email rodeo@keepmemoryalive.org. Keep Memory Alive is a 501c(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible.

 

About Keep Memory Alive:
Keep Memory Alive, whose mission is to provide enhanced treatment and ultimately cures for patients and their families suffering from neurocognitive disorders, raises awareness and funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. By supporting Keep Memory Alive and its fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and memory disorders of all kinds, we can ensure progress towards better treatments and ultimately cures will occur in Las Vegas. For additional information call (702) 263-9797 or visit www.keepmemoryalive.org.

 

About Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health:
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health provides state-of-the-art care for cognitive disorders and for the family members of those who suffer from them. The physicians and staff at the Center for Brain Health continuously work towards the development of early diagnosis and the advancement of knowledge concerning mild cognitive disorders, which could one day delay or prevent their onset. Patients receive expert diagnosis and treatment at the Center for Brain Health, which offers a multidisciplinary patient-focused approach to diagnosis and treatment, promoting collaboration across all care providers, offering patients a complete continuum of care and infusing education and research into all that it does. The facility, designed by Frank Gehry, houses clinical space, a diagnostic center, neuroimaging rooms, physician offices, laboratories devoted to clinical research and the Keep Memory Alive Event Center. For more information, visit http://www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

ACM AWARDS NOMINATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED 2/13 VIA DIGITAL PRESS CONFERENCE

RYAN SEACREST, LITTLE BIG TOWN, THE BAND PERRY, BETH BEHRS,
SCOTTY McCREERY, NANCY O’DELL & ROB MARCIANO, AND MORE
TO ANNOUNCE NOMINEES FOR THE
48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®
ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 VIA
www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic  AND www.twitter.com/ACMAwards

COUNTRY MUSIC FANS INVITED TO ANNOUNCE ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR CATEGORY
& SPECIAL VIP GUESTS WILL ANNOUNCE CATEGORIES VIA VIDEO POSTS

 

WHAT: The second annual ACM digital press conference, hosted by the Academy of Country Music, CBS Television and dick clark productions via ACM social media channels, to announce the nominees for the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year® to be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

WHO: The Band Perry, 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs, Little Big Town, Scotty McCreery, Ryan Seacrest, Entertainment Tonight hosts Rob Marciano and Nancy O’Dell and more surprise guests will announce categories via videos posted in real time to fans and media simultaneously.  The press conference will culminate with country music FANS announcing the nominees for Entertainer of the Year (see below).

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

 6:30 AM PST       Nominations announced via social media followed by a press release posted on www.ACMcountry.com.

WHERE:
ACM Facebook Pagewww.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic
ACM Twitter Feed:www.twitter.com/ACMawards

MORE: FANS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS ONLINE EVENT!  Beginning TODAY, fans are invited to visit the ACM YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/acmcountry to learn how to post videos announcing the name of the artist(s) they would like to see receive an Entertainer of the Year nomination.  On Wednesday, February 13th during the real-time digital press conference fans can watch to see if their video submission is used to announce their pick for the Academy’s biggest prize. And they’re in good company: Past participants in the ACM nominations press conferences have included Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood and many more!

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Celebrates Grammy Winning Artists

CELEBRATES
THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE
CELEBRATES ITS GRAMMY ARTISTS
 
495 Grammy Nominations and 126 Grammy Awards

 

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace has a long tradition of being home to the greatest entertainers in the world, and as it gets set to celebrate its own 10th anniversary this year, The Colosseum is also commemorating the remarkable family of artists that has graced its stage and racked up an impressive number of Grammy nominations and awards.

 

Since hosting Celine Dion’s very first Las Vegas concert and the beginning of her legacy as a live performance icon, artists appearing at The Colosseum have a combined 495 Grammy nominations and 126 Grammy awards to their credit.  When the roster is broken down to just The Colosseum past and current resident artists (Celine, Elton, Shania, Rod, Cher & Bette), between them they have an extraordinary 97 nominations and 21 wins.

 

Resident Artist (Past and Current) Grammy Nominations/Awards
Artist                 Nominations Awards
Celine Dion 21 5
Cher 7 1
Bette Midler 13 3
Elton John 25 6
Rod Stewart 14 1
Shania Twain 17 5
Non-Resident Artist Grammy Nominations/Awards
Artist Nominations Awards
Aretha Franklin
35 18
Bob Dylan 36 10
Brooks & Dunn 15 2
Diana Ross 10 0
Dolly Parton 45 7
Faith Hill 15 5
Garth Brooks 14 2
Gloria Estefan 11 3
Hank Williams Jr. 10 1
Jamie Foxx 7 1
Janet Jackson 27 5
John Mellencamp 12 1
Juan Gabriel 6 0
Kylie Minogue 5 1
Lionel Richie 2 0
Luciano Pavarotti 3 3
Luis Miguel 12 5
Mariah Carey 34 5
Paul Simon 8 5
Ricky Martin 6 1
Stevie Nicks 8 0
Sting 27 11
Tim McGraw 18 3
Tony Bennett 32 16
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace currently plays home to resident artists Celine Dion, Elton John, Shania Twain and Rod Stewart. For additional show and ticket information visit www.TheColosseum.com.

 

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain opening in December and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

 

About Caesars Palace
Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new Octavius Tower and 180-room Nobu Hotel set to open in 2012; and 25 diverse restaurants and cafes, including the 24-hour café Central by James Beard award-winning Chef Michel Richard. The 85-acre resort offers nearly 129,000 square-feet of casino space including a 14,000 square-foot poker room; a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool complex showcasing eight pools and two gardens; the 50,000 square-foot award-winning Qua Baths & Spa and Color Salon by renowned celebrity colorist Michael Boychuck; five elegant wedding chapels and outdoor gardens; 300,000 square-feet of premium meeting and convention space; and The Forum Shops at Caesars, an acclaimed 683,000-square-foot shopping plaza offering more than 180 boutiques and dining establishments. Caesars guests enjoy Cascata, one of the world’s most exclusive golf courses; and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlighting world class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld and Shania Twain (beginning Dec. 2012). For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

FINAL LINE-UP OF PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS FOR THE 47TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

FINAL LINE-UP OF PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS FOR THE

47TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS

SUNDAY, APRIL 1st AT 8:00 PM LIVE ET/ DELAYED PT ON CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Academy of Country Music announces the final talent line-up for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.  There are a total of 24 performances – the most ever in ACM history. For all your social networking and status updates, please use hashtag #ACMs.

 

Presenters:Marc Anthony

Beth Behrs

Zac Brown (appearance from Mandalay Bay)

Brantley Gilbert (appearance from Mandalay Bay)

Hunter Hayes (appearance from Mandalay Bay)

Liam Hemsworth (appearance from Mandalay Bay)

LL Cool J

Ashton Kutcher

Scotty McCreery (appearance from Mandalay Bay)

Nancy O’Dell

Jake Owen

Grace Potter

Lionel Richie

LeAnn Rimes

Taylor Swift

The Band Perry

Eli Young Band

KISS

Sugarland (appearance from Mandalay Bay)

Thompson Square

Performers:

Jason Aldean

Dierks Bentley

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw

Eric Church

Sara Evans

Brantley Gilbert (performance at Mandalay Bay)

Hunter Hayes (performance at Mandalay Bay)

Toby Keith with Special Guests

Miranda Lambert

Martina McBride and Pat Monahan

Scotty McCreery (performance at Mandalay Bay)

Brad Paisley

Blake Shelton and Lionel Richie

Carrie Underwood

Keith Urban

Chris Young

The Band Perry

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town (Lifting Lives Moment)

Rascal Flatts and Steve Martin

Zac Brown Band (performance at Mandalay Bay)

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 47th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  For more information, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

47th Annual ACM AWARDS Presenters Release #2

MARC ANTHONY, ASHTON KUTCHER, JAKE OWEN, GRACE POTTER,
LeANN RIMES, AND ELI YOUNG BAND TO PRESENT AT THE
47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

The Academy of Country Music announced today that Marc Anthony, Ashton Kutcher, Jake Owen, LeAnn Rimes, Grace Potter, and Eli Young Band are scheduled to present as part of the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The ceremony, which honors country music’s top talent as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

Anthony, Kutcher, Owen, Rimes, Potter, and Eli Young Band join previously announced presenters Beth Behrs, Zac Brown, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Liam Hemsworth, LL COOL J, KISS, Scotty McCreery, Nancy O’Dell, Lionel Richie, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Sugarland, and Thompson Square. In addition, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bently, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sara Evans, Bradley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride with Pat Monahan, Scotty McCreery, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts with Steve Martin, and Little Big Town have been announced as performers at the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS with Zac Brown Band hosting the 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam at Mandalay Bay Events Center.

 

Presenters:

Marc Anthony has sold over 11 million albums worldwide, making him one of the most influential artists of his time and a true ambassador of Latin music and culture. He has been awarded countless Standard gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The list of Grammy accolades began with a 1998 Grammy for Best Latin/Tropical Performance for “Contra La Corriente,” followed with a 1999 Grammy for Song of the Year for “Dimelo.” Driven in part by the crossover success of his smash single “I Need to Know (Dimelo),” “Marc Anthony,” his English language debut album, helped usher in 1999’s Latin pop explosion, and went on to achieve triple platinum status in the U.S. And, in 2005 Marc Anthony went home double fisted with a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album of the Year for “Amar Sin Mentiras” and another Grammy for Best Tropical Album of the Year for “Valio la Pena.”

 

Marc has also established a highly credible acting résumé and may be seen in Martin Scorsese’s “Bringing Out the Dead” (1999); opposite Selma Hayak in the Showtime original film, “In the Time of the Butterflies” (2001); and appears with Denzel Washington and Christopher Walken in director Tony Scott’s “Man On Fire” (2004). He also appeared in the 1997 Paul Simon musical, “The Capeman.” Marc Anthony starred as the Puerto Rican salsa pioneer Héctor Lavoe, with Jennifer Lopez as Puchi, in the biopic, “El Cantante,” directed by Leon Ichaso. The Dolphins minority owner was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute in Washington D.C. in September 2009.

 

Ashton Kutcher – an actor, producer and co-founder of Katalyst, a new breed of media company – first gained recognition as Michael Kelso on the comedy series, “That 70’s Show,” which aired for eight seasons.  Kutcher went on to star in a variety of box office hits on the big screen, including “What Happens In Vegas” with Cameron Diaz, “The Guardian” with Kevin Costner, “Valentine’s Day,” “No Strings Attached,”  with Natalie Portman and the cult hit, “Dude, Where’s My Car?”  For television, Kutcher has served as co-creator and producer of MTV’s hit series, “Punk’d,” and The CW’s reality series “Beauty and the Geek” and “True Beauty.”

In 2010, Kutcher’s company, Katalyst was named one of the year’s Top 50 Most Inspiring Innovators by Ad Age and one of Fast Company Magazine’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies. Katalyst, creates original digital media, television and film.   Katalyst is driving a radical shift in the way content is created and consumed, celebrating the social connection between the viewer and the brand.  Katalyst film credits include “The Butterfly Effect,” “Guess Who,” “Killers” and “No Strings Attached.” Television property credits include the hit series “Punk’d,” “Beauty and the Geek” and “True Beauty.”  Digital Media properties include programming for major brands such as the Levi’s Curve ID campaign, winner of the 2011 OMMA Award for Best Integrated Online Fashion Campaign, Nikon “The Chase,” Mountain Dew “DEWmocracy” and United Nations “Malaria No More.”

Jake Owen became a star so quickly that he didn’t have time to memorize any Country Music Rule Book – which made it that much easier to toss it out the window. Guided by sheer musical instinct, a drive for self-improvement and a willingness to experiment, the singer-songwriter has crafted Barefoot Blue Jean Night as one of the most innovative and refreshing country collections of the year. The CD’s title tune as well as his latest single “Alone with You” have both hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Jake will be on the road this summer on the ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour starring Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, featuring Grace Potter and The Nocturnals. The stadium tour kicks off on June 2 in Tampa, FL.

First-time ACM nominee, Grace Potter, is nominated three times for “You And Tequila” with Kenny Chesney, in the Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year categories.  Grace Potter & The Nocturnals’ fourth studio album, for Hollywood Records, The Lion The Beast The Beat, will be released June 12. Grace and her band will join Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw and Jake Owen for the “Brothers of the Sun” summer stadium tour beginning June 2 in Tampa, Fl.

 

LeAnn Rimes has sold more than 37 million albums, won two Grammy® Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Rimes is the youngest recipient of a Grammy® Award, and was also the first country recording artist to win in the “Best New Artist” category. Rimes has placed 42 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 13 of which are top-10 hits, and has scored numerous hit singles in her career, including “Cant’ Fight the Moonlight” which went to #1 in 11 countries, and “How Do I Live,” which is the second largest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Rimes is as an accomplished actress and author, including writing two children’s books Jag and Jag’s New Friend, as well as the novel, Holiday in Your Heart and the inspirational book What I Cannot Change.

Eli Young Band’s first #1 smash, “Crazy Girl,” has been certified PLATINUM with sale of nearly 2 million downloads and was named Billboard’s “#1 Country Song of The Year.” The official video for the song has tracked over 10 million views on YouTube alone.  The band’s current single “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” just entered the Top 20 and is the fastest rising single of their career, surpassing the pace of “Crazy Girl.” The band’s 3 ACM Award nominations are for Vocal Group of the Year as well as both Single of the Year and Song of the Year.  Their first Republic Nashville album, LIFE AT BEST, debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart and #6 on the Billboard 200. It came in at #1 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart and #2 on the iTunes All Genre Chart just behind Jay Z/Kanye West and Adele. EYB has received praise in The New York Times, People, Associated Press, American Songwriter, The New Yorker, USA Today, New York Post, Billboard and Country Weekly. They have sold out venues from California to Rhode Island on their headlining “Keep On Dreamin’ Tour.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 47th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  For more information, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

 

ACM AWARDS PRESENTERS ANNOUNCEMENT

ZAC BROWN, BRANTLEY GILBERT, LIAM HEMSWORTH, LL COOL J, SCOTTY McCREERY,
THE BAND PERRY, KISS, SUGARLAND, AND THOMPSON SQUARE TO PRESENT AT THE
47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

The Academy of Country Music announced today that Zac Brown, Brantley Gilbert, Liam Hemsworth, LL COOL J, Scotty McCreery, The Band Perry, KISS, Sugarland, and Thompson Square are scheduled to present as part of the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The ceremony, which honors country music’s top talent as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Brown, Gilbert, Hemsworth, LL COOL J, McCreery, The Band Perry, KISS, Sugarland, and Thompson Square join previously announced presenters Beth Behrs, Hunter Hayes, Lionel Richie, Taylor Swift and Nancy O’Dell. In addition, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bently, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sara Evans, Bradley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride with Pat Monahan, Scotty McCreery, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Lionel Richie, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts with Steve Martin, and Little Big Town have been announced as performers at the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS with Zac Brown Band hosting the 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam at Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Presenters:

Zac Brown is the front man of Zac Brown Band, who are nominated for Vocal Group of the Year, the band’s third consecutive nomination in that category. The group has won two ACM Awards including Vocal Event of the Year for “As She’s Walking Away” featuring Alan Jackson in 2010 and New Vocal Duo or Group in 2008.  They also tout a historic series of nine consecutive #1 hit singles from their double-platinum major label debut ‘The Foundation’ and platinum #1 follow up album ‘You Get What You Give.’

 

Brantley Gilbert:  At the age of 27, Brantley Gilbert already has an impressive list of industry accolades. The deluxe version of the rising star’s sophomore album, Halfway to Heaven Deluxe, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart in September 2011. Collectively, the standard and deluxe versions of Halfway to Heaven have both  sold over 500,000 albums to date. Brantley’s first single on The Valory Music Co., “Country Must Be Country Wide,” recently scored the #1 spot at Country radio. As a celebrated songwriter, Gilbert also penned three #1 hits – “My Kinda Party,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” and most recently, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” In addition to playing his own headlining dates, Gilbert is currently on the road with Eric Church for his The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour. For tour dates and more on Brantley visit: www.facebook.com/BrantleyGilbertMusic.

 

Liam Hemsworth currently stars in the record breaking movie adaptation of THE HUNGER GAMES, in which he portrays ‘Gale Hawthorne’ and stars opposite Jennifer Lawrence for director Gary Ross. Hemsworth will next be seen this August starring opposite Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, amongst several others in EXPENDABLES 2.  This April Hemsworth begins production on Dito Montiel’s EMPIRE STATE, in which he plays opposite Dwayne Johnson and Emma Roberts. Hemsworth recently finished production on the independent feature film AWOL, which is set to release this year. Liam’s character ‘Wright’, starring opposite Teresa Palmer is depicted as a young soldier in Vietnam who decides to go AWOL after being dumped by his hometown girlfriend.

 

Hemsworth’s break out role as ‘Will Blakelee’ in Disney’s smash hit THE LAST SONG earned him a 2010 Young Hollywood Award as well as three Teen Choice Award nominations, and the win for “Choice Movie: Male Breakout.” Starring opposite Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear and Kelly Preston, THE LAST SONG is based on best-selling author Nicholas Sparks’ novel, who also co-wrote the screenplay.

LL COOL J:  is an entertainment icon who has found great success crossing into multiple mediums.  A two-time Grammy® Award winner, recording artist, talented actor, author, NAACP Image Award winner, entrepreneur and philanthropist, LL continues to display his wide range of talents with every project.  First introduced to the world in 1984 as a Def Jam Records flagship artist, LL is the first rap artist to amass ten consecutive platinum-plus selling albums.  The multi-platinum artist and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee is currently tied for third place for most Billboard chart debuts by a rapper.  As an actor, LL COOL J has successfully transitioned to one of the consistently highest rated shows on television. He currently stars in the CBS hit primetime drama series, “NCIS: LOS ANGELES” and his performance on the show garnered him a NAACP Image Award in 2011 and 2012 for his role of ‘Special Agent Sam Hanna.’

 

Scotty McCreery’s album, Clear As Day, was certified platinum in just three months, and he was recently named No. 1 on Billboard magazine’s list of Top New Country Artists for 2011. Clear As Day debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts, making him the youngest man in history to open at the top of the all-genre chart with a debut release. It garnered the highest sales of any country solo album released last year and held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for six weeks. The album’s first two singles, “I Love You This Big” and “The Trouble With Girls,” have been certified gold.  He is currently touring as part of Brad Paisley’s Virtual Reality Tour 2012 presented by Chevrolet.

 

The Band Perry returns to the ACM Awards this year as a first-time Vocal Group of the Year nominee.  In 2011, they were honored with the New Artist of the Year award after the largest fan vote in the category’s history.  On the heels of celebrating a recent two-week #1 with their Gold-certified single, “All Your Life,” Platinum-certification of their self-titled Republic Nashville debut album and recent Quadruple-Platinum status for sales of over 4 million for their quintessential #1 hit “If I Die Young,”  the excitement only continues for The Band Perry.

 

KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll.  As one of America’s top gold-record champions, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 90 million albums worldwide. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and special guest appearance on the 2009 American Idol finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour.

 

The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans, and just one of the reasons KISS was nominated for induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.    KISS is currently in the studio recording “Monster”, the follow up to their 2009 chart topping album “Sonic Boom” and recently announced a major world tour starting in summer of 2012.    For more information, please visit www.KISSonline.com and follow the band: @KISSonline

 

Sugarland is the reigning Vocal Duo of the Year and is nominated for the award again this year.  The country super-duo has reached over 22 million in worldwide sales and achieved eight #1 singles since exploding onto the music scene in 2004.  Sugarland kicks off their 2012 “In the Hands of Fans” tour this April.

 

Thompson Square, the husband-and-wife duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson, are nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year, their first ACM Awards nomination.The chart-topping duo’s No.1 platinum+ radio smash “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” was iTunes’ Country Song of the Year (2011) and has grown meteorically to become the most played song at Country radio in 2011 (Mediabase) as well as reach the top of the Billboard Heat Seekers Chart. “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” spent five consecutive weeks at #1 on the Country Digital Soundscan chart and 12 consecutive weeks as the #1 Country Ringtone.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 47th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  For more information, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

 

ACM Awards: Dierks Bentley & Brad Paisley to Perform/Lionel Richie & Taylor Swift to Present

DIERKS BENTLEY AND BRAD PAISLEY TO PERFORM
AT THE 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

LIONEL RICHIE AND TAYLOR SWIFT SCHEDULED AS PRESENTERS

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

 

The Academy of Country Music announced today that Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley are scheduled to perform as part of the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.  In addition, Lionel Richie and Taylor Swift are scheduled as presenters. The ceremony, which honors country music’s top talent as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

Richie and Swift join previously announced presenters, Beth Behrs, Hunter Hayes, and Nancy O’Dell. In addition, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sara Evans, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride with Pat Monahan, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts have been announced as performers at the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.

 

Performers:
Dierks Bentley received a double nomination as artist and composer for Song of the Year for his critically acclaimed single “Home,” which he will be performing on this year’s show. A past New Artist of the Year winner, Bentley’s career has also boasted nominations for Album of the Year for Up On The Ridge and Male Vocalist of the Year. Bentley recently wrapped the Australian leg of his 2012 Country & Cold Cans Tour, and is currently touring the U.S. for a 20-city spring run.

 

Brad Paisley is the reigning Male Vocalist of the Year and is nominated for four awards, including his fifth consecutive nomination for Entertainer of the Year and eighth nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year, which he has won five times consecutively between the years of 2006-2010.  He received two nominations in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “Old Alabama” with Alabama and “Remind Me” with Carrie Underwood. Paisley also just completed the first leg of his “Virtual Reality World Tour 2012” and played to over 218,000 fans with 19 sell-outs. The tour picks back up on May 18 in St. Louis and continues through mid-October.

 

Presenters:
Music icon Lionel Richie has created an unforgettable body of work that speaks to the hearts of people of all races, faiths and ages around the world with his universal themes of life, love and loss presented with poetic simplicity and irresistible melodies.  He has earned sales of more than 100 million albums, 22 Top 10 hits, five Grammys, an Academy Award for Best Original Song, a Golden Globe and a host of other awards from virtually every other major entertainment organization. His catalog of timeless hits includes “Say You, Say Me,” “Easy,” “Still,” “Hello,” “Stuck On You,” You Are,” “My Love” and “Endless Love.”

 

The following night after the ACM Awards, Richie will collaborate with an all-star ensemble for ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends – In Concert, the once-in-a-lifetime concert event taping Monday, April 2, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.  The special will air Friday, April 13, 2012 on the CBS Television Network.

 

Reigning Entertainer of the Year, Taylor Swift, leads solo female nominees with three nominations, including her third consecutive nod for Entertainer of the Year.  If Swift wins Entertainer of the Year, this will be her second consecutive win in that category. Swift, a 6-time Grammy winner, is nominated for the fifth time for Female Vocalist of the Year, and for the third time for Video of the Year (for “Mean”). In 2011, in addition to winning Entertainer of the Year, Swift was honored with the Academy’s prestigious Jim Reeves International Award, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music worldwide.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 47th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  For more information, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards – EPK Clips

47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR™ &
ACM PRESENTS: LIONEL RICHIE AND FRIENDS – IN CONCERT- EPK CLIPS

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

ACM Awards Hosts Reba & Blake Shelton

Blake and Reba ACM

Lionel Richie
ACM PRESENTS: Lionel Richie and Friends – in Concert

Jason Aldean
ACM Entertainer of The Year Nominee

Blake Shelton
ACM Entertainer of The Year Nominee

Taylor Swift
ACM Entertainer of The Year Nominee

Brantley Gilbert
ACM New Artist of The Year Nominee

Hunter Hayes
ACM New Artist of The Year Nominee



Scotty McCreery
ACM New Artist of The Year Nominee

Rascal Flatts
ACM Vocal Group of The Year Nominee

Zac Brown Band
ACM Vocal Group of The Year Nominee
ACM Fan Jam Hosts



Miranda Lambert
ACM Female Vocalist of The Year and Album of the Year Nominee



Chris Young
ACM Male Vocalist of The Year and Single Record of the Year Nominee

Eli Young Band
ACM Vocal Group of The Year, Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year Nominee

Eric Church
ACM Album of The Year Nominee

Lee Brice
ACM Song of The Year Nominee

Montgomery Gentry
ACM Vocal Duo of The Year Nominee

Grace Potter
ACM Vocal Event of The Year, Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year Nominee for ‘You and Tequila’ With Kenny Chesney

Love & Theft
ACM Vocal Duo of The Year Nominee

Aaron Lewis
ACM Vocal Event of The Year Nominee for ‘Country Boy’ With George Jones and Charlie Daniels

EPK Clips credit: Academy of Country Music/Dick Clark Productions.