Photos: ALL-STAR SUMMERLAND TOUR LINEUP BRINGS BLAST FROM THE PAST TO DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER

DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER

 

ALL-STAR SUMMERLAND TOUR LINEUP BRINGS BLAST FROM THE PAST TO
DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER, AUG. 12

 

 

The anticipated Summerland Tour provided an unforgettable night of old classics and new favorites at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) on Friday, August 12. Founded by Everclear’s lead singer Art Alexakis in 2012, the tour has been named “The 10 Hottest Summer Package Tours” by Rolling Stone.

The night kicked off with beloved band Sponge, who pumped up the crowd with tunes like “Wax Ecstatic,” “Molly” and “Jump While the House is on Fire,” which debuts on their newest album, The Beer Sessions. Immediately following, grunge band Lit took the stage to perform “My Own Worst Enemy,” “Miserable” and many more.

Next up, Everclear delivered a high-energy performance with songs “Father of Mine” and “Santa Monica.”  Fans danced and cheered as the Grammy-nominated band also rocked out to “Heroin Girl,” Wonderful,” and “I’ll Buy You a New Life.” The evening concluded with platinum-selling group Sugar Ray, who delivered Billboard hits like “Every Morning,” “Fly,” “Answer the Phone” and “Someday.”

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Photo Credit: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center/Tom Donoghue Photography

 

About the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center can accommodate up to 15,000 guests and features state-of-the-art sound and lighting. The open-air design is inviting to both tourists and locals and offers the perfect spot for concerts, conventions and other large-scale events. Embracing the uninhibited spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, the new venue will play host to a line-up of curated events including premier concerts, food festivals and more. The venue also recently announced that is the first entertainment arena in Las Vegas to accept Bitcoin as currency.

 

ENTERTAINMENT LISTING: DLVEC Summer Event Schedule

DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER

 

DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER ENTERTAINMEN SCHEDULE 

July & August 2016

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center  will bring an exciting outdoor summer concert series to Downtown Las Vegas and tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

 

JULY

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BOSTON –The 40th Anniversary Tour

Friday, July 15

Tickets will start at $49.50

With over 31 million albums sold to date, BOSTON will bring back the memories this summer with their anticipated tour, celebrating 40 years of legendary music together. Fans can expect to hear all the classic songs they have grown to love, and will be treated to wild Hammond organ work, soaring harmony guitars, and exceptional vocal arrangements, as well as BOSTON’s unique visual stage presentation.

Dennis DeYoung, founding member of the famous rock band Styx, will also make an appearance at the anticipated event.

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Barenaked Ladies

Friday, July 22

Tickets start at $41.50

 

Grammy-nominated rock group Barenaked Ladies features the long-standing partnership of Ed Robertson (guitar, vocals), Jim Creeggan (bass, vocals), Kevin Hearn (keyboard, guitar, vocals) and Tyler Stewart (drums, vocals). Over the span of their successful career, they have achieved worldwide success with over 14 million albums sold. After 27 years together, the band welcomed their 14th studio album “Silverball” in 2015, which has attained an enduring status in the rock music world.

 

SiriusXM Backspin Presents The Art of Rap Festival

Saturday, July 23

Tickets start at $28

 

“SiriusXM Backspin Presents The Art of Rap Festival” follows Ice-T’s critically acclaimed 2012 documentary Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap and the festival which played to massive crowds in Orange County, California and the Bay Area. True to the documentary and the 2015 festival, the Las Vegas lineup includes performances by Public Enemy, The Sugar Hill Gang, Naughty by Nature, Mobb Deep, Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio, EPMD and Kurtis Blow and is hosted by Chief Rocker Busy Bee. The festival is the brainchild of Ice T and Mickey Bentson (hip hop entrepreneurs) and produced by Mickey Bentson and Synergy Global Entertainment.

 

AUGUST

 

Summerland Tour featuring Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit and Sponge

Friday, August 12

Tickets start at $20

 

The highly-anticipated Summerland Tour will make its Las Vegas stop for an action-packed lineup that includes rock bands Sugar Ray, Everclear, Lit and Sponge. Named one of the “The 10 Hottest Summer Package Tours” by Rolling Stone, the annual tour was created by Everclear’s lead singer Art Alexakis in 2012.

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YES

Saturday, August 27

Tickets will start at $40.83

 

Founded in 1968 by Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES have created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart” and more. Its albums, including Drama, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans and 90125 have sold a total of over 50 million records that have spanned almost five decades. Among the world’s most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands, YES continues creating masterful music that inspires musicians, fans and music lovers around the world.

 

 

About Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. across from the D Las Vegas, the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center can accommodate up to 11,000 guests and features state-of-the-art stage, sound and lighting. The open-air design is inviting to both tourists and locals and offers the perfect spot for concerts, conventions and other large-scale events. Embracing the uninhibited spirit of Downtown Las Vegas, the new venue plays host to a line-up of curated events including premier concerts, food festivals and more. The venue is also the first entertainment arena in Las Vegas to accept Bitcoin as currency. For more information, visit www.dlvec.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @DLVEC.

Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Announces Fourth of July Concert with Rock Band Lit and Series of Summer Entertainment and Events

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Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Announces Fourth of July Concert
with Rock Band Lit and Series of Summer Entertainment and Events
 
From summer concert series at The Pool Deck, to luaus, barbecues, special events and promotions,
Downtown Grand is heating up just in time for summer

 

Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino announces summer entertainment and events for June and July. Cool off at The Pool Deck with live entertainment, concerts, barbecues, luaus and more.

Downtown Grand is kicking off its summer concert series on the Fourth of July with a bang. High-energy alternative rock band, Lit, will perform on downtown Las Vegas’ only rooftop pool deck on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Lit is known for their hit singles “My Own Worst Enemy” and “Miserable”. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and local favorite Ashley Red will start the night as the opening band at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $20 each, include a free drink and can be purchased at VIP services or www.downtowngrand.com. VIP meet-and-greet tickets are also available online.

In partnership with the Las Vegas 51’s, Downtown Grand will host a special event at the Pool Deck for fans to cool off after the game on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. Several 51’s players and Cosmo the mascot will be in attendance to sign autographs and merchandise and meet fans by the pool. Free admission is available to any guest who shows their Las Vegas 51’s ticket stub or season ticket credentials at the door. Admission for guests without a game ticket is priced at $5. Fans can enjoy refreshingly cold beer specials starting at $2 and food specials including hot dogs and OMG sliders, with beef and bacon, for $2 each.

Additional summer events at The Pool Deck include:

Thursday Night Luaus Presented by Hot Lava
Every Thursday night at The Pool Deck beginning June 11, 2015

  • Live Luau performance and authentic Polynesian buffet
  • $18 for adults, $14 for children 12 & under, kids 3 & under are free
  • Tickets can be purchased at VIP services or www.downtowngrand.com


Summer Concert Series
Saturday nights at The Pool Deck

  • Doors at 8 p.m. Must be 21 years of age. $5 Cover and the first drink is free!
  • Empire Records – Saturday, July 18, 2015
  • Journey Unlimited – Saturday, August 8, 2015
  • Mick and The Stones on Labor Day Weekend – Saturday, September 5, 2015

Chillin’ and Grillin’ All You Can Eat BBQ at The Pool Deck
Every Friday

  • $12.99 all-you-can-eat cheeseburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken and more from 5-8 p.m.
  • All ages. Tickets can be purchased at The Pool Deck.

Free and open to the public, Downtown Grand’s entertainment includes popular local music acts and outrageous comedy.

Entertainment for the month of June includes:

Casino Stage
Friday, June 5, 2015 and Saturday, June 6, 2015

  • Reckless in Vegas, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Must be 21 years of age.

Grand Laughs Comedy
Every Thursday

  • Hosted by Paul Scally, red carpet at 7:00 p.m., doors at 7:30 p.m. and show at 8 p.m.

Art Bar
Thursdays-Saturdays

  • Live entertainment, 6-9 p.m.
  • Enjoy $3 well cocktails, $4 drafts, $5 select wines, $6 shot & beer and $5 bites all night long

The Best Big Pool Package
In addition to the summer entertainment and events, Downtown Grand invites guests to roll out their swim towels with the Best Big Pool Package. Rates start at just $44 and include accommodations, two complimentary beverages at The Pool Deck daily and a “Grand” Bag filled with summertime goodies and coupons.

The Best Big Pool Package is available now through October 1, 2015. Restrictions may apply. For more information or to book your summer getaway call 855-384-5170 or visit http://www.downtowngrand.com/packages/the-best-big-pool-package.

ABOUT DOWNTOWN GRAND LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO
Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand is situated on nearly seven acres that encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino, dining and nightlife amenities. Recognized as “Best Downtown Hotel” and “Best Hotel Room Value” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Downtown Grand features two 18-story and 25-story towers adjoined by a walking bridge elevated over 3rd Street, with 629 guest rooms and suites offering luxury accommodations that set a new standard for sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas. Reinvented from the bones of the historic Lady Luck Hotel & Casino, the exterior of Downtown Grand blends multiple storefronts with a brick and granite façade, along with an industrial chic interior featuring exposed brick and ornate fixtures.

Named “Best Casino” by Casino Player magazine, Downtown Grand offers 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 500 new slot machines, over 20 table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Downtown Grand’s variety of restaurants, bars and entertainment options include the award-winning Triple George Grill, Sidebar at Triple George, Stewart + Ogden, Art Bar, The Commissary, Mob Bar, Furnace Bar, Furnace Stage and The Carson Room, as well as renowned partnering venues Hogs & Heifers and Pizza Rock. Downtown Grand offers nightly entertainment, special engagements, concerts and the celebrated Grand Laughs Comedy Club. The only rooftop pool experience in downtown Las Vegas, Downtown Grand’s The Pool Deck boasts more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment and special event space, an infinity pool, restaurant and bar, semi-private lounge areas, a fire pit and a grass seating area.

Downtown Grand is just steps away from the world-famous Fremont Street Experience and The Mob Museum, within walking distance of Fremont East Entertainment District, and less than one mile from the Las Vegas Premium Outlets and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to DowntownGrand.com. Find on Facebook or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV.

LIT – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas – Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Brooklyn Bowl

LIT
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas at The LINQ
3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014 – 8:00 PM

TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM PST!!!

 

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, recently named “Best Live Music Venue” by Las Vegas Weekly and “Best New Venue” by Vegas Seven, is thrilled to announce LIT live at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.

Show: LIT
Support: TBD
Show Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Times: Doors 7:00 PM || Show 8:00 PM
Ages: 18+ with ID welcome
Ticket Prices: General admission tickets $15 ADV // $20 DOS plus applicable service charges
Ticket Info: Tickets are available online at www.ticketfly.com, vegas.brooklynbowl.com, or to charge tickets by phone, call 702.862.2695. Tickets available also at the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas box office open daily at noon.

 

ABOUT LIT:
Lit are about to release their fifth studio album, The View From The Bottom on Megaforce Records, so it’s natural to ask yourself, “Where has the band been?” But the answer to that question is particularly complicated, rife with stories and situations of triumph over tribulation. The answer is all in the new record’s title.

No, it has nothing to do with Lit having slid off the face of the earth (and the charts) over the past eight or so years. In fact, through a number of heartbreaking challenges, the Fullerton, CA rock band, comprised of bros, singer A. Jay Popoff, guitarist/singer Jeremy Popoff, and lifelong friends, bassist/singer Kevin Baldes and drummer Allen Shellenberger, would remain active. Even vital.

As if it needs to be said, the group, had seen significant success with their second album A Place in the Sun (1999) which spawned 3 uber hit singles: “Miserable,” which went to #3 on the Modern Rock Tracks, and whose video featured the flaxen voluptitude of Pamela Anderson; “Zip-Lock,” and “My Own Worst Enemy” (which held the number one position on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart for three months, and received a Billboard Music Award for the biggest modern rock song of 1999). The song has actually sold over 650,000 downloads to date, which is no small feat considering that it was released before the advent of that technology.

Most of Lit’s salad days were spent on the road. They rocked Woodstock 1999 and supported the Offspring, No Doubt and Garbage, spanning the globe and clocking in close to 500 shows between 1999 and 2000 (They were also seen all over television on MTV Spring Break, Cribs, TRL, Leno, Conan and more). And riding on its heels, A Place In The Sun’s 2001 follow-up Atomic boasted yet another Top Ten single for the band, “Lipstick And Bruises,” and a support tour with Kid Rock. After a very short breather, Lit would again, hit the road in 2003, this time, with a more intimate club tour to support the release of their fourth, self-titled LP, released in 2004, post a bold move to an indie label. A long-form live performance DVD release, All Access would follow later that year, and concurrently, Jeremy would give the band’s hometown of Fullerton, CA a new watering hole, the Slidebar, which fast became a top Orange County hang.

Then, in a tragic turnabout of fortune, A. Jay and Jeremy’s stepfather was killed and their mother seriously injured when they were involved in a motorcycle accident with a drunk driver on the Ortega Highway near their home in Lake Elsinore. The tragedy would make it extremely difficult for the band to weather the work but despite it all, they would continue to write and play shows. In July of 2008, the band had been called to support Kiss on a European tour but just days before the first date, misfortune befell the group again when Shellenberger was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Just over a year later, the illness would take his life.

Spirits left in ruins, still A. Jay, Jeremy and Kevin found the wherewithal to make the music. Initially, the group still felt unable to pen songs for a new disc. Slowly, without forcing it, the group began writing. “It took those traumatic things to slowly start pulling us back together as a unit,” says A. Jay.

With the help of a new drummer/old friend, in fact Shellenberger’s drum tech, Nathan Walker and guitarist/keyboardist Ryan Gillmor, Lit suddenly found themselves with a pile of new material. The inspiration had struck and during various writing sessions throughout 2010 and 2011 The group began to construct their first new tracks in many years. “We’re ready as a band to get out there again,” A. Jay says. “We have the right guys now and our band is more focused than it’s ever been, maybe because we’ve learned so much in the process.”

The group headed into the studio in late 2011 with Butch Walker, who had recently helmed records by Panic! At The Disco, Avril Lavigne and Weezer, (along writing credits on countless hits), armed with a selection of these new songs and, for the first time ever, demos. Whereas in the past Lit had written just enough tracks for an album, on this album the band was prepared with way more tracks than appear on The View From The Bottom. The majority of the disc was tracked live on two-inch tape in order to capture a “very organic and real” feeling in the recordings. The process felt natural, like the time to make a follow-up to Lit was finally the right time.

“We were thrilled and excited to be able to finally make a record with Butch,” Jeremy says of the recording process. “It was such a blast. It was a very fast, organic process- completely drama free. It was all about fun and making the best music we could make. Just really enjoying the process, which we now have the luxury of doing. It was just the way it should be making a record.”

The resulting album is impassioned and alive, a collection of solidly catchy rock songs that reverberate with inspiration.

Mixed by Joe Zook (Katy Perry, The Hives, One Republic, Pink) The View From The Bottom tangibly tells the story of Lit’s in between days. The tracks, which veer from upbeat rocker to pensive ballad, narrate the story of the musicians’ experiences over the past ten years, encompassing both their individual and collective histories. Allen’s death is threaded throughout the album, coloring the songwriting on tracks like “The Wall,” a number based around a photograph of the band taken at his last show. “The picture’s in my living room,” Jeremy notes. “We took the picture off the wall and took it into the yard when we were writing and the lyric is ‘There’s more behind that picture than the wall.’ It represents an important growth as songwriters. I’m really proud of that one.”

Other standout tracks include, “The Broken” and most poignantly, “Here’s To Us,” but the new record is not without its lighter, Big Rock Moments- reference the absolutely monolithic kick-starter, “C’mon” and the equally tremendous “You Tonight,” co-written by Marti Frederiksen whose collabs include Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Mick Jagger, and Carrie Underwood among others, not to mention the glam stomper, “Same Shit, Different Drink,” (co-written with Walker).

Ultimately, The View From the Bottom is inherently a Lit album, driven by propulsive tracks intended to make the listener let go and have a good time. It reflects two sides of the same spectrum, offering a balanced, diverse listening experience that finds cohesiveness in both its tone and songwriting prowess.

“Part of us wanted to touch on the stuff that we’d been through and there was another part of us that just wanted to get back to the idea of having fun and being excited to play live,” Jeremy says of that dichotomy. “I think there was also an element of wanting to make music we felt like was missing from the radio right now. Which is exactly how we felt 12 years ago when we were writing A Place In the Sun.”

Now, as the band heads back on the road, Lit is prepared to both re-excite their longtime fans and win over new ones. With a recent record label deal with Megaforce, a company that Lit felt connected to in terms of their goals and musical philosophies, the band hopes listeners will see the past ten years as a success story. In the end, the band is just a group of guys who saw some triumphs and along with those achievements came some tragedies. But they stuck together and have come out on the other side swinging, new music in hand.

Look for a headlining tour of the southeast in April and May and, the band will join the Summerland Tour (along with Sugar Ray, The Gin Blossoms, Everclear and Marcy Playground) in late June through August.

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ABOUT BROOKLYN BOWL:
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is the brand’s third location. With three levels spanning over 80,000 square feet, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is one of the largest performance venues in America and is described by People Magazine as being “on the fast path to being Vegas’ über cool place.” Located at The LINQ, the open-air district in the center of the Las Vegas Strip, the multi-dimensional space boasts 32 lanes of bowling, five on-site bars and rockin’ comfort food by the world-renowned Bromberg Brothers’ Blue Ribbon Restaurants, including their iconic Fried Chicken celebrated on Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” On any given night, more than 2,000 concertgoers can enjoy live music programming from the general admission area, the luxurious bowlers’ lounges adjacent to the lanes, or the private lounge boxes overlooking it all. Since opening in March 2014, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has seen notable performances by Elvis Costello & The Roots, Jane’s Addiction, Phil Lesh & Friends, Primus, O.A.R. and 21 Pilots.

The original location opened in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn in 2009 in the former Hecla Iron Works building (built in 1882) and was the first L.E.E.D. certified bowling alley in the world. Brooklyn Bowl New York has hosted countless notable performances, including shows by Kanye West, Adele, Paul Simon, Moby and Guns N’Roses and has been named Zagat’s “Best Music Venue – New York City” for three consecutive years (as well as “Best Bowling Alley” and “Best Brooklyn Venue”) and one of the best clubs in America by Rolling Stone.  Eater described their menu as “epic,” while The New Yorker hailed the club’s unprecedented combination of top-flight music, beer, bowling, and food as “like nailing a spare on a four-ten split.” The second Brooklyn Bowl location opened in January 2014 at The O2 in London, and was hailed by The London Evening Standard as a “…wonderland of food, drink, music and pins”.

For additional information about Brooklyn Bowl, including the most up-to-date show lineup, visit www.brooklynbowl.com. If you would like to be added to our email list for first information about upcoming shows email LasVegasNewsletter@BrooklynBowl.com.

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is located at The LINQ, next to the High Roller Observation Wheel on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.

 

CELEBRATE FOURTH OF JULY WITH UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK

UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK

CELEBRATE FOURTH OF JULY WITH UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK
Papa Roach, P.O.D. and Lit to Headline FREE Concert on Fremont Street Experience with Continuous Events throughout the Day on July 4

 

Celebrate Fourth of July underneath the Viva Vision canopy with UFC International Fight Week™and Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series featuring rockers Papa Roach, P.O.D. and Lit. Downtown Las Vegas gets in on the UFC International Fight Weekaction as several events including an Ulti-man™ 5k run, meet-and-greets and autograph signings with UFC® fighters and Octagon Girls® and a special concert take over Fremont Street Experience.

The third annual UFC International Fight Week returns to Las Vegas from July 1-6 with something for everyone and unprecedented access to the largest gathering of UFC fighters ever. The weeklong celebration culminates with two HUGE fight cards that weekend in Las Vegas – UFC 175, presented by Bud Light® on Sat., July 5 and The Ultimate Fighter® Finale: TEAM EDGAR vs. TEAM PENN on Sun., July 6 both at Mandalay Bay Events Center.

While Fremont Street Experience will transform Downtown Las Vegas into the hottest place to be on Fourth of July featuring the free concert and a fireworks show displayed on the Viva Vision canopy screen, the UFC’s Fourth of July festivities during International Fight Week will be continuous throughout the day.

FRI., JULY 4th SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
More details available at www.UFC.com/FightWeek <http://www.UFC.com/FightWeek> * All times PT

7:00-9:00 a.m.            Ulti-man 5K Run featuring UFC FIT™ Stations

Hogs & Heifers, 201 N 3rd St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Celebrate the Fourth of July by running or walking through the heart of Downtown Las Vegas. The event starts and finishes at Hogs & Heifers. Registration starts at 7 a.m. PT followed by UFC FIT-inspired warm-up with UFC women’s bantamweight Miesha Tate, UFC FIT Coach Mike Dolce and UFC GYM coaches at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $35 per participant (increases after June 9) and includes an official Ulti-man race t-shirt and medal. Register in advance at www.UFC.com/FightWeek <http://www.UFC.com/FightWeek> .


9 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.            2014 World Soccer Tournament Viewing Party

Lagasse’s Stadium, 3325 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Fans can watch and cheer on teams, enjoy Q&A’s with fighters and play the newly launched EA SPORTS UFC video game.

3:00-5:00 p.m.             UFC 175 Weigh-In

Mandalay Bay Events Center, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Just one day before UFC 175, fans can watch fighters step on the scale for official weigh-ins.

4:00 p.m.                        Lion Fight 16

The Pearl at the Palms, 4321 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103

Mixed martial arts fans can enjoy a full night of Muay Thai action.

5:30 p.m.                        UFC Tonight Special Edition

Mandalay Bay Events Center, 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

Following UFC 175 Weigh-ins fan can enjoy a special live taping of UFC Tonight.

6:00 p.m.                         The Art of Fighting Art Exhibit

The Gallery at 1217 on Main Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Experience mixed martial arts like never before at this exhibit of fight-related artwork headlined by contemporary urban artist Justin Bua, and featuring works from Octagon Girl Brittney Palmer, modern-day surrealist Brian Kirhagis, and the Fightland Photo Collection. Pieces will be available for public sale.

6:00-8:00 p.m.            UFC Downtown

Golden Nugget, El Cortez Hotel & Casino and Hogs & Heifers in Downtown Las Vegas

Several locations in Downtown Las Vegas will host meet-and-greets and autograph signings with UFC fighters and Octagon Girls.


9:00 p.m.                        Free Concert featuring Papa Roach, POD and Lit

Fremont Street Experience, 3rd Street Stage

Papa Roach, POD and LIT will rock fans during a free concert as part of the Rock of Vegas summer concert series. Concert restricted to adults 18 years and older with proper ID.

Through the UFC Community Works® program, a portion of funds raised during the 2014 UFC International Fight Week will help support Three Square Food Bank  , ONE DROP  , The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada  and Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada.

UFC®175: WEIDMAN vs. MACHIDA will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High -Definition.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER FINALE: EDGAR vs. PENN will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT Sunday, July 6, with the prelims kicking off the evening on FOX Sports 2 at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.

Stay connected with UFC International Fight Week news on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram (@UFCFightWeek).

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system.  Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to 8 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 17 million annual visitors. Visit online at www.vegasexperience.com <http://www.vegasexperience.com/> , Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FSE89101 <http://www.facebook.com/FSE89101> or Twitter: https://twitter.com/FSELV <https://twitter.com/FSELV> .

About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) is the premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization and largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. Headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in London, Toronto, Beijing, Singapore and Sao Paulo, UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries to 800+ million TV households worldwide in 28 different languages. The UFC has a multi-year broadcast agreement with FOX in the U.S., which annually includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network, as well as The Ultimate Fighter <http://www.ufc.com/tuf/> ® reality television show and thousands of hours of programming on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2. In 2014, UFC launched UFC FIGHT PASS <http://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass> ™, a digital subscription service with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content. The UFC organization also licenses over 100 UFC GYM <http://www.ufcgym.com/> ® locations, and owns UFC.TV <http://www.ufc.tv/page/fightpass> ® (offering live event broadcasts and video on-demand around the world), UFC FIT <http://ufcfit.com/> ™ (an in-home fitness and nutrition program), UFC Magazine <http://ufc360.com/> , and has a videogame franchise with EA SPORTS <http://www.easports.com/ufc> , UFC Fight Club <http://www.ufcfightclub.com/> ®, UFC Fan Expo <http://www.ufcfanexpo.com/> ®, Octagon <http://www.ufcstore.com/> ™ branded apparel, best-selling DVDs and Blu-rays and Topps Trading Cards. For more information, visit www.UFC.com <http://www.ufc.com/> and follow UFC at www.Facebook.com/UFC <http://www.Facebook.com/UFC> and on Twitter and Instagram: @UFC.

Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas Concert Series Summer’s Alternative Destination

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Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas Concert Series Summer’s Alternative Destination

Fuel and Lit – Free Concert Memorial Day Weekend

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series that will feature a free show by Fuel and Lit on Saturday, May 25 at 9 p.m. at the 3rd Street Stage. The legendary downtown Las Vegas entertainment venue will transform into summer’s alternative destination through Labor Day weekend with a free concert series that showcases a stellar lineup of bands that take music to the edge.

Fuel
Fuel burst onto the scene with their 1998 full-length debut album Sunburn, featuring the massive hit “Shimmer.” Since then the band has sold over 3.5 million albums in the U.S. and recorded additional top hits including “Innocent,” “Hemorrhage (In My Hands),” and “Falls on Me.” Fuel has performed sold out tours all over the world, headlining venues and opening for bands including Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Creed and 3 Doors Down.

Lit
Fullerton, Calif. rock band Lit is comprised of brothers A. Jay and Jeremy Popoff, and lifelong friends, Kevin Baldes and Allen Shellenberger. Their second album A Place in the Sun spawned three hit singles: “Miserable,” “Zip-Lock,” and “My Own Worst Enemy.” They rocked Woodstock 1999 and supported the Offspring, No Doubt and Garbage, spanning the globe and clocking in close to 500 shows between 1999 and 2000. And riding on its heels, A Place In The Sun’s 2001 follow-up Atomic boasted yet another Top Ten single for the band, “Lipstick And Bruises,” and a support tour with Kid Rock.

Free Headliner Concerts
Throughout the summer, Fremont Street Experience will provide the ultimate nirvana for rock music fans with an exciting lineup of performances that include: Theory of a Deadman on Sunday, May 19; Fuel and Lit on May 25; Hinder on June 8; JBL presents: Summerland Tour 2013 – Everclear, Live, Filter and Sponge on June 29; Three Days Grace on Thursday, July 4; Sister Hazel and Tonic on July 20; Eve 6 on July 27; The Presidents of the United States of America on Aug. 3; Third Eye Blind on Aug. 17 and Puddle of Mudd on Aug. 31. All concerts start at 9 p.m.

Nevermind
Nevermind is an alternative rock themed cover band produced by Face Productions that will create the haunting and memorable sounds that we all know and love including “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana, “Stupid Girl” by Garbage, “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt, “Man in a Box” by Alice in Chains, “Come to My Window” by Melissa Etheridge, “Fly Away” Lenny Kravitz and many more. Nevermind is a custom Las Vegas band which will perform six nights a week, Fridays through Wednesdays beginning May 24, throughout the summer on Fremont Street Experience.


Rockin’ Viva Vision Shows
Seven nights a week, Viva Vision (the world’s largest video screen at 1,500 feet long and 90 feet wide) showcases custom productions synced to the smash hits of some of rock’s most legendary bands. The nightly lineup of Viva Vision shows includes the newest Viva Vision show “Heart – Crazy on Vegas” built around three of the band’s most iconic and popular songs: “Magic Man,” “Barracuda” and “Crazy on You.” Viva Vision also showcases “Bon Jovi – Wanted in Vegas,” which features the three songs “It’s My Life,” “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” and the band’s signature song, and one of rock’s most memorable anthems, “Livin’ On A Prayer.” Other shows featured are “A Tribute to Queen,” “The Doors – Strange Days in Vegas” and more.


For complete information on the headliner concerts and nightly entertainment, visit www.vegasexperience.com. You can also become a Facebook fan of Fremont Street Experience at: http://www.facebook.com/FSE89101 or “Follow” on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/FSELV
get the latest insight and buzz about Rock of Vegas.

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors.
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Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series Announces Lineup

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Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas
Summer Concert Series Announces Lineup

Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas concert series announces lineup for May and June that will turn the legendary downtown Las Vegas entertainment venue into summer’s alternative destination. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the free concert series has become one of the most popular summertime events in Las Vegas. This year, start the summer early with the first concert set for Sunday, May 19 with Theory of a Deadman. Featured concerts on major holiday weekends include Fuel and Liton Memorial Day Weekend and Puddle of Mudd on Labor Day Weekend. Fremont Street Experience will provide this summer’s ultimate nirvana for rock music fans.

Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series at Fremont Street Experience headliner concerts for May and June:

May 19 (Sunday) – Theory of a Deadman
May 25 (Saturday) – Fuel and Lit
June 8 (Saturday) – Hinder
June 29 (Saturday) – Summerland Tour 2013 Alternative Guitars starring Everclear, Live, Filter and Sponge
Aug. 31 (Saturday) – Puddle of Mudd

(All concerts start at 9 p.m.)

“We have some terrific concerts scheduled for May and June, and we will soon be announcing more concerts for July and August,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience. “It is always great fun here in the summer and you can’t beat free concerts, so come enjoy the best value in Las Vegas. In addition, downtown hotel-casinos offer fabulous deals on room rates, gambling and food and drink specials.”

Theory of a Deadman
The platinum-selling Vancouver quartet, Theory of a Deadman, builds arena-ready hooks around hard rocking stories of good times, bad times and everything in between. “Lowlife,” is a raucous anthem celebrating simple pleasures. Meanwhile, “The Bitch Came Back” gives a hilarious send-off to a bad ex with roaring guitars and flourishes of horns. “Hurricane” stirs up a storm of emotions over an orchestral hum of guitars and massive chorus. Then there’s “Head Above Water,” which delivers an uplifting, contemplative message encased in mid-tempo rhythms.

The band solidified their place at the top of modern hard rock by exceeding Platinum sales with their breakthrough album Scars & Souvenirs and with #1 Mainstream Rock Radio hit “Bad Girlfriend.” At the same time, other singles, “So Happy” and “By The Way,” became crowd favorites on tours with notable bands from Mötley Crüe and Godsmack to Daughtry and label mates Stone Sour.

Fuel
Fuel burst onto the scene with their 1998 full-length debut album Sunburn, featuring the massive hit “Shimmer.” Since then the band has sold over 3.5 million albums in the U.S. and recorded additional top hits including “Innocent,” “Hemorrhage (In My Hands),” and “Falls on Me.” Fuel has performed sold out tours all over the world, headlining venues and opening for bands including Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Creed and 3 Doors Down.

Lit
Fullerton, Calif. rock band Lit is comprised of brothers A. Jay and Jeremy Popoff, and lifelong friends, Kevin Baldes and Allen Shellenberger. Their second album A Place in the Sunspawned three hit singles: “Miserable,” which went to #3 on the Modern Rock Tracks, and whose video featured the flaxen voluptitude of Pamela Anderson; “Zip-Lock,” and “My Own Worst Enemy” (which held the number one position on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart for three months, and received a Billboard Music Award for the biggest modern rock song of 1999). They rocked Woodstock 1999 and supported the Offspring, No Doubt and Garbage, spanning the globe and clocking in close to 500 shows between 1999 and 2000. And riding on its heels, A Place In The Sun’s 2001 follow-up Atomic boasted yet another Top Ten single for the band, “Lipstick And Bruises,” and a support tour with Kid Rock.

Hinder
Hinder debuted on the rock scene in 2005 with their first album Extreme Behavior, which sold over three-million copies in the U.S. and featured the breakthrough single “Lips of an Angel” which hit #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart. The album also featured popular hits “Better Than Me” and “Get Stoned.” The follow-up in 2008, Take it to the Limit, surpassed Gold status after debuting at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 with over 80,000 copies sold first week. Meanwhile, their third effort, American Nightmare, was released in 2010. Along the way, the band has shared the stage on national tours with everyone Mötley Crüe and Nickelback to Papa Roach and Saving Abel. After nearly a decade, Hinder is stronger than ever, releasing their fourth full-length album for Republic Records, Welcome to the Freakshow.

Everclear
Founded in Portland, Ore. in 1992, Everclear independently released their debut album World of Noise. The band’s relentless touring regimen and D.I.Y. promotional tactics helped set to set the stage for the platinum-level breakthrough of 1995’s Sparkle and Fade, which spawned the hits “Santa Monica” and “Heroin Girl.” The band’s ascendancy continued with 1997’s So Much for the Afterglow, which produced the radio hits “Everything to Everyone,” “I Will Buy You A New Life,” and “Father of Mine.” In 2012 Everclear released their newest album “Invisible Stars” featuring new songs that embody the same qualities of punch, sturdy songcraft and edgy introspection that have long endeared Everclear to its large and loyal worldwide fan base.

Live
Live burst onto the burgeoning alternative scene in 1991, but it was their sophomore album Throwing Copper that solidified their status as bonafide superstars. The album featured hit songs “Lightning Crashes,” “All Over You,” and “I Alone.” The album reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and surpassed sales of 10 million in merely two years. Rolling Stone and MTV both dubbed the album “One of the 25 Greatest Rock Albums of All-Time”, while tastemakers from Spin to The New York Times lauded it with equal praise. Upon release, its 1997 follow-up Secret Samadhi immediately shot to #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually went six-times platinum. However, on The Distance to Here in 1999, Live turned into an international powerhouse and jumped from arenas into stadiums all over the globe driven by the smash “The Dolphin’s Cry”. V and Birds of Pray followed, continuing to expand their legacy and satiate the rabid and faithful fan base that they had amassed over nearly two decades. Live’s music remains a pillar of the nineties both musically and culturally. The band infused heartfelt melodies with raw energy for an inimitable style that stood out from the early nineties pack.

Filter
Shoving a fist in the face of tradition has been Filter’s modus operandi since the release of their self-produced debut album, Short Bus. The album’s rough-around-the-edges production brought the group’s first hit single “Hey Man, Nice Shot” which peaked at #10 on Billboards Modern Rock Tracks. Their second album, Title of Record, featured hit song “Take a Picture” which has been featured in numerous motion pictures including The Girl Next Door, Saving Grace, Little Nicky and Pay it Forward. Filter’s sixth album, The Sun Comes Out will be released on June 4, 2013.

Sponge
Sponge has proven to be one of the Motor City’s heaviest hitters after gaining international notoriety with their debut album Rotting Piñata. Emerging from Detroit with hits like “Plowed” and “Molly (16 Candles)” Sponge received massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and were in heavy rotation on MTV. Both “Plowed” and “Molly” hit #5 onBillboard’s Modern Rock Charts, catapulting “Rotting Piñata” to Gold, and ultimately Platinum status. Sponge’s follow up CD, the critically lauded “Wax Ecstatic” (Columbia) scored additional top ten Billboard hits including “Wax Ecstatic” and “Have You Seen Mary?” The band’s music was also featured in popular movies The Craft, Chasing Amy, Mall Ratsand Empire Records. Having shared stages the world over with Guns N’ Roses, Nickelback, Iggy Pop, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Kiss, to name just a few, Sponge continues to be one of rock’s most sought after live acts. Front man Vinnie Dombroski captivates audiences with his powerful voice, heart-on-his-sleeve lyrics and high-octane stage presence. In May of 2013 Sponge will release a highly anticipated new album Stop the Bleeding.

Puddle of Mudd
Puddle of Mudd is a Kansas City, Missouri based post-grunge rock band that has been capturing audiences for more than a decade. Their debut studio album Come Clean, released in 2001 gave them the breakthrough to the mainstream music scene with hit singles like “She Hates Me,” “Blurry” and “Drift and Die” and “Blurry,” a power rock ballad which peaked at #1 on both Billboard’s Hot Modern Rock Tracks and Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks. Since then the band has achieved platinum-plus sales, sold out crowds and released more than a dozen radio hits. After a decade of churning out their own material, Puddle of Mudd have put down their pens in favor of recording 11 classic rock tracks by artists such as: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Steve Miller Band, AC/DC, Elton John and many others.

Nevermind
Nevermind is an alternative rock themed cover band produced by Face Productions that will create the haunting and memorable sounds that we all know and love including “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana, “Stupid Girl” by Garbage, “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt, “Man in a Box” by Alice in Chains, “Come to My Window” by Melissa Etheridge, “Fly Away” Lenny Kravitz and many more. Nevermind is a custom Las Vegas band which will perform six nights a week throughout the summer on Fremont Street Experience.

Rockin’ Viva Vision Shows
Seven nights a week, Viva Vision (the world’s largest video screen at 1,500 feet long and 90 feet wide) showcases custom productions synced to the smash hits of some of rock’s most legendary bands. The nightly lineup of Viva Vision shows includes the newest Viva Vision show “Heart – Crazy on Vegas” built around three of the band’s most iconic and popular songs: “Magic Man,” “Barracuda” and “Crazy on You.” Viva Vision also showcases “Bon Jovi – Wanted in Vegas,” which features the three songs “It’s My Life,” “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” and the band’s signature song, and one of rock’s most memorable anthems, “Livin’ On A Prayer.” Other shows featured are “A Tribute to Queen,” “The Doors – Strange Days in Vegas” and more.

For complete information on the headliner concerts and nightly entertainment, visit www.vegasexperience.com. You can also become a Facebook fan of Fremont Street Experience at: http://www.facebook.com/FSE89101  or “Follow” on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/FSELV to get the latest insight and buzz about Rock of Vegas.

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors.

Mandalay Bay Beach Adds Rock Show to 2012 Bud Light Lime Beach Concert Series Lineup

Mandalay Bay Beach Adds Rock Show
To 2012 Bud Light Lime Beach Concert Series Lineup

Tickets on Sale Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m.

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino will add another spectacular show to its “2012 Bud Light Lime Beach Concert Series” line-up when it presents The All-American Rejects on the Mandalay Bay Beach stage Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9 p.m.

The concert season, which kicked off this past weekend with an entertaining performance by alternative rock band Weezer, is scheduled to run through September on the Mandalay Bay Beach stage, rising over the Four Diamond resort’s signature sand and surf wave pool. Over the course of the past 12 years, this one-of-a-kind concert venue has hosted some of entertainment’s biggest names covering a wide range of musical genres.  Concertgoers are invited to bring their blankets, sit on the beach or wade in the surf while listening to the music from the cool confines of Mandalay Bay’s 1.6 million gallon wave pool.

The 2012 festivities continue Saturday, June 30 with the SUMMERLAND 2012 tour featuring performances by Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground. Additional performers scheduled throughout the summer include Prince Royce & Intocable, Sublime with Rome & Cypress Hill, Colbie Caillat performing with Gavin DeGraw, 311 with Slightly Stoopid, Sugarland and a solo performance by Ziggy Marley. Additional entertainment will be announced in the near future.

    ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS – Saturday, Aug. 11

The All-American Rejects, an American alternative rock band formed in Stillwater, Okla. in 1999, will bring its popular music and entertaining concert performance to the Mandalay Bay Beach stage Saturday, Aug. 11 at 9 p.m. Tickets priced at $40, not including applicable service charges, go on sale tomorrow, Friday, June 22 at 10 a.m. For reservations, call the Mandalay Bay Box Office at (702) 632-7580.

The band features lead vocalist/bass guitarist Tyson Ritter, lead guitarist/back-up vocalist Nick Wheeler, rhythm guitarist/back-up vocalist Mike Kennerty and drummer/percussionist Chris Gaylor. They achieved mainstream success with the debut self-titled album, The All-American Rejects, released in 2003. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and spawned the hit single “Swing, Swing.” The band’s second album, Move Along (2005), produced three hit singles including “It Ends Tonight,” “Dirty Little Secret” and “Move Along,” all of which landed in the Top 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Move Along” and “Dirty Little Secret” both sold more than 2 million digital downloads in the U.S. The album itself was certified double platinum by the RIAA.

The group’s third album, When the World Comes Down, was released in December 2008 and was later certified gold by RIAA. The first single “Gives You Hell” became the band’s first song to earn success internationally as it quickly ranked in the Top 20 of the UK Singles chart. On March 21, 2011, the RIAA certified “Gives You Hell” four-times multi-platinum for sales of more than 4 million in the U.S. The band’s fourth and most recent album, Kids in the Street, was released worldwide in March and debuted in the U.S. at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 chart.  Over the course of their career, The All-American Rejects have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.

Please contact the Mandalay Bay Box Office at (702) 632-7580 or visit Mandalay Bay Resort & Casinofor the most updated concert information.  Additional shows will be announced in the near future.