DAVID NAIL, GEORGE STRAIT, TAYLOR SWIFT & CARRIE UNDERWOOD ADDED AS PRESENTERS

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DAVID NAIL, GEORGE STRAIT, TAYLOR SWIFT & CARRIE UNDERWOOD
ADDED AS PRESENTERS FOR THE
49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that David Nail, George Strait, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood have been added as presenters on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, will be broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

These artists join previously announced presenters including Thea Andrews, Garth Brooks, Guy Fieri, LL COOL J, Jewel, Olivia Munn, Nancy O’Dell, Chris O’Donnell, Darius Rucker, Clay Walker, Trisha Yearwood and Florida Georgia Line. Performers during the star studded event include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Shakira, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks and Rascal Flatts.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com , www.ACMAwards.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 49th 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 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

DIERKS BENTLEY WITH SHERYL CROW, LEE BRICE, TIM McGRAW, BRAD PAISLEY, DARIUS RUCKER, & RASCAL FLATTS ALL TO PERFORM

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DIERKS BENTLEY WITH SHERYL CROW, LEE BRICE, TIM McGRAW,
BRAD PAISLEY, DARIUS RUCKER, & RASCAL FLATTS ALL TO PERFORM ON
THE 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

PRESENTERS INCLUDING THEA ANDREWS, GUY FIERI, LL COOL J,
JEWEL, OLIVIA MUNN, NANCY O’DELL, CHRIS O’DONNELL,
CLAY WALKER & TRISHA YEARWOOD
ADDED TO STAR STUDDED EVENT

BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Lee Brice, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Rascal Flatts will all perform on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. It was also announced that presenters including Thea Andrews, Guy Fieri, LL COOL J, Jewel, Olivia Munn, Nancy O’Dell, Chris O’Donnell, Clay Walker and Trisha Yearwood will appear on the ceremony which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton and broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

All of these artists join previously announced performers including Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Shakira, George Strait, Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, and Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks as well as previously announced presenters including Garth Brooks and Florida Georgia Line.

Dierks Bentley and Sheryl Crow will perform, “I Hold On,” Lee Brice will perform his hit single, “I Drive Your Truck,” Brad Paisley will make the national television debut of his new single “River Bank” from his forthcoming album with a special performance at MGM Grand’s Talent Pool, Darius Rucker will perform “Wagon Wheel,” and Rascal Flatts will be performing “Rewind” at the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam via live remote at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, www.ACMAwards.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 49th 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 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

Co-Hosts & Additional Performers Announced for ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS

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LL COOL J AND CHRIS O’DONNELL TO CO-HOST
“ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS,”
TO BE BROADCAST TUESDAY, MAY 20 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

DIERKS BENTLEY, LEE BRICE, LUKE BRYAN, HUNTER HAYES, TOBY KEITH,
TIM MCGRAW, KELLIE PICKLER, AND KEITH URBAN
ADDED TO THE STAR-STUDDED PERFORMANCE LINEUP

Tickets on Sale NOW at Ticketmaster.com for Taping of CBS Television Network Special at the
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, April 7, 2014

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions have announced LL COOL J and Chris O’Donnell, stars of the hit CBS drama series “NCIS:  Los Angeles,” will co-host ACM PRESENTS:  AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS, a concert event featuring some of the biggest names in country music paying tribute to our armed forces. Additionally, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, and Keith Urban have been added to the star-studded lineup of artists scheduled to perform. The special will be taped Monday, April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be broadcast Tuesday, May 20 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

These artists join previously announced performers Merle Haggard, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry.  The concert will honor the country’s remarkable servicemen and women and include special moments and stories of incredible bravery and integrity.  Proceeds from ticket sales for ACM PRESENTS:  AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy.

ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Tickets for ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops are on sale NOW at Ticketmaster, priced at $105, $155 and $205. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy.  For more information, please log onto www.ACMLiftingLives.org or www.ACMcountry.com or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

 

About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Updated Entertainment / Nightlife Schedule

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Updated Entertainment / NIGHTLIFE Schedule

The Joint
Just added
Joe Rogan – July 5
Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour featuring Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains & Airbourne – Sept. 4

Vinyl
Just added
The Blackjacks – June 7
Steve O & Tom Green “The Original Pranksters” – June 20 – 23
Phil Stendek – June 28
Ginny Blackmore – June 29
L.A. Rocks – July 5 – 6
Eliot Lewis of Daryl Hall & John Oates – Aug. 2 – 3

Updated
Empire Records, All 90’s Experience – May 25 and June 29
Street Drum Corps presents: Lost Vegas – June 15, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16
Ben Kenney – June 19
High Voltage – June 21
Smashing Alice – June 22

Nightlife
Just added
Vanity: Diddy and DJ Whoo Kid – May 26
Body English: Dave Audé and DJ Stellar – June 1
Body English: Richard Beynon and DJ Shift – June 2
Body English: Lazy Rich and The Partysquad – June 7
Body English: Sex Panther – June 8
Body English: Richard Beynon – June 9
Body English: Posso – June 14
Body English: Djs from Mars, Richard Beynon and StoneBridge – June 15
Body English: Whiiite and Richard Beynon – June 21
Body English: Le Castle Vania, Revolvr as well as Plastik Funk – June 28
Body English: Richard Beynon – June 29

Updated
Body English: Juicy Beach After Dark with Robbie Rivera, Felix Cartal, Donald Glaude and Steve Castro – May 25
Body English: Richard Beynon, Alex Dreamz and Dj Paul Ahi – May 26
Body English: Far Too Loud, DJ Mike Attack, MICS and Chris Aurelius – May 31

Pool
Just added
Paradise Beach: Dave Audé and Gregor Salto – June 1
REHAB: Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman – June 2
Paradise Beach: The Partysquad and Sex Panther – June 8
REHAB: Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman – June 9
Paradise Beach: Djs From Mars, Posso and StoneBridge – June 15
REHAB: Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman – June 16
Paradise Beach: Juicy Beach with Robbie Rivera, Lucky Date and Treasure Fingers – June 22
Paradise Beach: Plastik Funk – June 29

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

THE JOINT
A state-of-the-art sound system delivers an unforgettable live music experience to the intimate 4,000 capacity venue. The Joint offers seven VIP Luxury Suites and a prestigious VIP Level. A superior video system and more versatile stage enhances any production — creating an experience that surpasses all expectations and makes The Joint the most dynamic, sophisticated, and authentic venue in Las Vegas.
Shows at The Joint can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at www.hardrockhotel.com, ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000. For groups of 12 or more call 702.693.5220 or email groupsales@hrhvegas.com.

Joe Rogan *just added*
Friday, July 5 at 8 p.m.
Tickets start at $39.50 On sale now
Comedian, actor and UFC color commentator Joe Rogan brings his stand up comedy show to The Joint. As an entertainer for more than 20 years, Rogan sells out theaters internationally with his inquisitive and intense comedic style. Rogan previously starred in the two-hour long specials, “Talking Monkeys in Space” and “Joe Rogan Live” and released the CDs “Shiny Happy Jihad” and “I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday.” Rogan is also the host of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” a long form conversation with guests that is one of the most popular comedy podcasts on iTunes. In addition to his comic performances, Rogan has provided color commentary for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) since 2002 on Pay-Per-View, Spike and now on FOX.

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour featuring Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains & Airbourne *just added*
Friday, Sept. 4 at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets start at $39.50
On sale now
The Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour featuring Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains & Airbourne stops at The Joint. This year marks the third installment for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance; the event launched as a traveling tour back in 2011. The following year, it became a “destination festival” in Hershey, Pennsylvania that featured Stone Temple Pilots, Three Days Grace, Seether, Buckcherry, Fuel, Daughtry and more, commandeering Hersheypark Stadium over the Labor Day Weekend. This year, the fest returns to the road and brings American audiences the very best that rock music as a whole has to offer, with a decidedly international feel.

Danish superstars Volbeat will share the stage with HIM, a cult favorite from Finland whose fans are disciple-like in their devotion. All That Remains have scratched and clawed their way out of Massachusetts and rocketed up the radio charts over the past half-decade, all the while keeping a firm foothold in the hard rock scene. Airbourne have been making a name for themselves ever since emerging from Australia, armed with plenty of riffs and just as much attitude.

“Masters of Beer Pong™” Tournament *just added* Monday, July 1 – Wednesday, July 3
Registration starts at $250 for guys and $50 for girls
On sale now
BPONG.COM, the creators of The World Series of Beer Pong®, are heating things up this summer with the largest beer pong tournament to date – Masters of Beer Pong™. BPONG.COM will host the most skilled beer pong players from around the world inside The Joint, as they compete to crown the true masters of the sport. With up to $250,000 in cash on the line, dependent on the number of players entered, the competition is sure to be fierce.

“Kings Of The Mic” Tour: LL Cool J with Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul *this weekend*
Friday, May 24 at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $49.50 On sale now
Two-time GRAMMY® winning recording artist, LL COOL J featuring DJ Z-Trip will headline the “Kings Of The Mic” Tour. Joining him will be artists Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul.

The tour comes on the heels of the release of LL’s 14th studio album, Authentic. The multi-platinum artist returned to the studio and kicked the volume up to create a powerful album that came from his true passion for music and would speak to his fans.

World Series of Fighting
Friday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $29 On sale now
World Series of Fighting hits The Joint with a stacked world-class Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event. The evening will be headlined by a welterweight rematch between superstars Jon Fitch and Josh “The People’s Warrior” Burkman and broadcasted live on NBC Sports Network.

Widespread Panic
Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July 13 at 8 p.m.
(Special guest Dirty Dozen Brass Band)
Tickets start at $49.50 On sale now
The ultimate rock band Widespread Panic makes a stop along with special guest Dirty Dozen Brass Band at The Joint. Widespread Panic is known as a national touring force and continues to hold attendance records at major venues across the country including Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Birmingham, AL and Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. They are a mainstay at many major U.S. festivals, having headlined 10 nights on the main stage at Bonnaroo. This year, Widespread Panic will be making stops at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Wakarusa in Ozark, Ark. and Mountain Jam in Hunter, N.Y. The band still holds the single one-day attendance record for New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which is 63,000 attendees in 1999.

“LION FIGHT 10” Friday, July 26 at 5 p.m.
Tickets start at $25 On sale now
Yodsanklai Fairtex will battle Chike Lindsay as the headlining dual for “LION FIGHT 10” at The Joint. The main event is now a title fight for the Lion Fight World Middleweight Championship. The event will air live on AXS TV.

Daryl Hall & John Oates Friday, Aug. 2 – Saturday Aug. 3 at 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $45
On sale now
The No. 1 selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall & John Oates, return to The Joint for two nights of high-energy and their greatest hits.

Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that the September 2006 cover of Spin magazine’s headline read, “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” Their artistic fan base includes Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and Gym Class Heroes who dubbed their tour “Daryl Hall for President Tour 2007.” One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul, to rap-rock fusion.

311 Sunday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m.
(Special guests Cypress and G. Love & Special Sauce)
Tickets start at $59.50 On sale now
311, Cypress Hill and G Love & Special Sauce will join forces at The Joint. After years of incessant touring, 311 has developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining live bands in the U.S. Its celebratory live shows and hybrid sound have earned a massive grassroots following and a catalog of modern rock hits, including “Down,” “All Mixed Up,” “Amber,” “Come Original,” “Beautiful Disaster” and “Sunset in July.”

RESIDENT SHOW
Mötley Crüe They’re coming back…
Sept. 18, 20 – 22, 25, 27 – 29 at 9 p.m.
Oct. 2, 4 – 6 at 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $49.50 On sale now
The world’s most notorious band returns to the world’s most notorious city this fall, when Mötley Crüe returns to the stage at The Joint for an exclusive 12-show engagement, Sept. 18 – Oct. 6. The band blew away fans and critics in February 2012 with 12 over-the-top, sold-out shows.

The 2013 shows will be an all-new production and the band is pushing its own envelope once again. The production will be designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live. There will be plenty of surprise elements for fans and a set-list full of hits.

Pet Shop Boys
Friday, Oct. 11 at 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $45 On sale now
Pet Shop Boys bring its ‘Electric’ tour to The Joint on Friday, Oct. 11. On Tuesday, July 16, Pet Shop Boys returns in triumphant form with its new studio album Electric, the first to appear on its own label x2 (via Kobalt Label Services). Electric features nine tracks in total – eight brand new Pet Shop Boys’ songs plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Last to Die.” The result is as uncompromising a collection of dance anthems as Pet Shop Boys have ever made.

Pet Shop Boys said, “Electric is very much set on the dance floor. Our latest album often evolves as a response to our previous album and, where as Elysium had a reflective mood, Electric is pretty banging! And working with Stuart Price on a studio album is something we have wanted to do for a very long time.”

Vinyl
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino embraces its roots and presents its intimate live music venue, Vinyl. Vinyl delivers the iconic rock ‘n’ roll Hard Rock Hotel is known for as well as genres including jazz, blues, pop and even country. The multi-functional room not only brings celebrities up-close-and-personal with their biggest fans but it also allows up-and-coming bands to come within arm’s reach of their loyal supporters and capture the interest of new ones.

Tickets for Vinyl can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. Dates and times are subject to change. For more information, visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

The Blackjacks *just added*Friday, June 7 at 10 p.m.
FREE
Local Sin City cover band The Blackjacks hooks up its guitars at Vinyl. The rockers are known for their amazing line-ups, professional level of showmanship and pure bravado, which makes for a high-energy show. The group covers modern and classic rock and even some country.

Steve O & Tom Green “The Original Pranksters” *just added* Thursday, June 20 – Sunday, 23 at 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $59
On sale now
Hilarious comedians Steve O and Tom Green bring their oddball antics and jokes to Vinyl. Stuntman and comedian Steve-O is a known for his role on MTV’s “Jackass” movies and TV series and his own “Steve-O: Don’t Try This at Home” tour. Tom Green found mainstream success as the host of MTV’s “The Tom Green Show.” Green has also been featured in the movies “Road Trip” and “Freddy Got Fingered,” appeared on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and more.

Phil Stendek *just added*
Friday, June 28 at 11 p.m.
FREE
One-man band rocker Phil Stendek turns up the noise at Vinyl. The local artist, Stendek, has performed in many Las Vegas venues and is known for using his extreme talent of looping together guitar, drums, keyboard and more.

Ginny Blackmore *just added*
Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m.
FREE
Singer and songwriter Ginny Blackstone hits the stage at Vinyl for a solo, acoustic set. The musician has written songs for top artist like Christina Aguilera and Adam Lambert and has received great mainstream success with her song “Bones,” which graced the Billboard “Adult Pop Song” chart in March 2013.

L.A. Rocks *just added* Friday, July 5 – Saturday, July 6 at 11 p.m.
FREE
Music duo L.A. Rocks brings its gritty and melodic tunes to Vinyl. The group is influenced by big-time rockstars Guns N’ Roses and Led Zeppelin.

Eliot Lewis of Daryl Hall & John Oates *just added*Friday, Aug. 2 – Saturday, Aug. 3 at 11:30 p.m.
FREE
Eliot Lewis, current band member of legendary duo Daryl Hall & John Oates, takes the limelight at Vinyl. The talented artist’s unique one-man band show incorporates all five of the instruments he plays into a highly-entertaining event.

Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation *this week*Thursday, May 23 at 11:30 p.m.
Tickets – $15 On sale now
Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation stops at Vinyl. The extravaganza features a collection of new, technically advance films and the most award winning and popular shorts in the company’s 30 year history.

RESIDENT SHOW
Andrew Dice Clay *this week / this weekend*
May 23 – 26; June 5 – 6, 8 – 9, 27 – 30;
July 3, 5 – 7, 17 – 18, 20; Aug. 1 – 4, 14 – 15, 17 – 18, 29 – 31; Sept. 1 at 9 p.m.
July 19 at 10 p.m.
Tickets start at $54 On sale now

Vinyl welcomes America’s rock ‘n’ roll comedy legend Andrew Dice Clay to his new home with a one-of-a-kind residency. Perfect for Sin City, the groundbreaking comedian and actor will thrill audiences with fresh, timely material highlighted by his signature shocking jokes and controversial topics. Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.

Mark OToole *this weekend*
Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m.
FREE
Mark OToole brings his velvet voice to Vinyl on select Saturdays. The Vegas based singer has been surprising audiences across the Southwest for many years with his music and performance abilities. In 2011, OToole released his first album The Crooner.

Empire Records, All 90’s Experience *updated / this weekend* Saturday, May 25 and Saturday, June 29 at 11 p.m.
FREE
The Empire Records brings its 1990’s covers to Vinyl, playing artists such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Sublime and more.

Whiskey Breath *this weekend* Sunday, May 26 at 11 p.m.
FREE
Whiskey Breath is a Las Vegas based band that provides an awesome blend of Americana, Southern Rock and country. The group started playing together in 2008 and have become one of Las Vegas’ favorites ever since. The band’s main influences are Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more.

Rusty Maples Wednesday, May 29 at 9:30 p.m.
(Special guests Dusty Sunshine and The Janks)
FREE
Las Vegas indie pop group Rusty Maples joins the Vinyl lineup. The group combines alternative country, folk, surf and more to create its catchy sound and has risen to the forefront of the city’s indie scene.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Friday, May 31 at 9:30 p.m.
(Special guest thenewno2)
Tickets – $25 On sale now
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has released six albums, been featured on many TV shows and movies and performed in the U.S, U.K., Canada, South Africa, China and more. The group’s main influences include The Rolling Stones, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Led Zeppelin and more.

Trapt Saturday, June 1 at 9 p.m.
(Special guests Systemec, 3 Pill Morning and Corvus)
Tickets – $22 On sale now
California rockers Trapt is a post-grunge, hard rock band that formed in 1997. The band has produced five albums and has had mainstream success with singles like “Headstrong,” which hit No. 16 on Billboard’s Top 100.

Street Drum Corps presents: Lost Vegas *updated*June 15, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16 at 10 p.m.
(Special guests Blackbox13 on June 15; Systemec on July 27; and First Class Trash on Aug. 24)
Tickets – $20 On sale now
The high-energy Street Drum Corps brings its rhythmic beats to Vinyl for a run of shows. The group has played at festivals, theme parks, sporting events, fairs and more and has been featured on MTV, VH1, “American Idol” and many other major television shows and networks. The band has grown to be popular world-wide and was named “2012 Drum Ensemble of the Year” by Drum Magazine.

Ben Kenney *updated*
Wednesday, June 19 at 9:30 p.m.
(Special guest One From Many)
Tickets – $16 On sale now
Ben Kenney, best known as the bassist of Incubus, brings his solo act to Vinyl. Collectively, the talented artist can play six different instruments and has recorded four solo albums.

High Voltage *updated* Friday, June 21 at 11 p.m.
FREE
The AC/DC tribute band High Voltage honors the rock legends in Vinyl. The band has brought back the classic era of AC/DC’s history with a high-energy show and the great heavy blues-rock that was present on the first five AC/DC albums.

Smashing Alice *updated* Saturday, June 22 at 11 p.m.
FREE
Smashing Alice plays its modern and hard rock covers at Vinyl. The Las Vegas cover band is known for its fast paced rock ‘n’ roll shows.

Anuhea Friday, Aug. 9 at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets – $18 On sale now
Anuhea is one of Hawaii’s most popular folk rock singers and songwriters. Her cover of Estelle’s “Come Over Love” hit number one on Hawaii and Pacific Island radio stations, and her album Right Love, Wrong Time was listed as one of the “Top 100 Albums” in the iTunes store in 2009.

 

NIGHTLIFE

 

BODY ENGLISH NIGHTCLUB & AFTERHOURS
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino continues its history of introducing underground artists and trendsetting genres to the scene with Body English Nightclub & Afterhours, showcasing indie, electronic, rock and pop music. Guests enter the exclusive hideaway from the grand staircase where they are entertained and intrigued by an eclectic staff. The space features two distinct rooms adorned with lavish leathers, vintage chandeliers and rich dark woods while the private Parlor plays host to Las Vegas’ most talked about soirees. Body English Nightclub & Afterhours is open Friday through Sunday, beginning at 10 p.m. Cover charge is $20 for ladies and $30 for men. Locals are free on Sundays and receive $10 off on Friday and Saturday. For table/VIP reservations, call 702.693.5555.

May 24
Flosstradamus and Whiiite *this weekend*

May 25
Juicy Beach After Dark with Robbie Rivera, Felix Cartal, Donald Glaude and Steve Castro *updated / this weekend*

May 26
Richard Beynon, Alex Dreamz and Dj Paul Ahi *updated / this weekend*

May 31
Far Too Loud, DJ Mike Attack, MICS and Chris Aurelius *updated*

June 1
Dave Audé and DJ Stellar *just added*

June 2
Richard Beynon and DJ Shift *just added*

June 7
Lazy Rich and The Partysquad *just added*

June 8
Sex Panther *just added*

June 9
Richard Beynon *just added*

June 14
Posso *just added*

June 15
Djs from Mars, Richard Beynon and StoneBridge *just added*

June 21
Whiiite and Richard Beynon *just added*

June 28
Le Castle Vania, Revolvr as well as Plastik Funk*just added*

June 29
Richard Beynon *just added*

VANITY
Vanity Nightclub is open for special events. Cover charges vary per event. For more information, call 702.693.5555 or visit VanityLV.com.

May 26
Diddy and DJ Whoo Kid *just added / this weekend*

 

POOL

 

Paradise Beach
Partygoers looking for the ultimate Sin City experience can find what they need splashing around at Paradise Beach. Paradise, best known for the world-famous REHAB parties, features tropical scenery with sandy beaches, top-notch food and drink service, swim-up blackjack and an over-the-top high energy atmosphere.

Paradise Beach is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Admission is free for hotel guests daily and the general public Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, admission starts at $20 for women and $40 for men and on REHAB Sundays, $30 for women and $50 for men. Prices are subject to change per event. Hotel room and REHAB party packages are available. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.hardrockhotel.com or call 702.693.5555.

May 25
Juicy Beach with Robbie Rivera, Felix Cartal and Seven Lions *this weekend*

June 1
Dave Audé and Gregor Salto *just added*

June 8
The Partysquad and Sex Panther *just added*

June 15
Djs From Mars, Posso and StoneBridge *just added*

June 22
Juicy Beach with Robbie Rivera, Lucky Date and Treasure Fingers *updated*

June 29
Plastik Funk *just added*

July 6
Juicy Beach – Robbie Rivera

REHAB
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino launches REHAB 10th anniversary season, Las Vegas’ hottest dayclub. REHAB was featured on Travel Channel’s “21 Sexiest Beach Bars” calling it “the must-see place on a Sunday afternoon.” The club has also been deemed as “best known, biggest and craziest pool party” by the Los Angeles Times and “legendarily raucous” by Travel + Leisure. The hotspot has played host to several celebrities including DJ Pauly D, Drake, Holly Madison, Kim Kardashian, Ne-yo, Paris Hilton, Pitbull, Psy and many more.

May 26
Entertainment mogul Diddy performs and hosts *this weekend*

June 2
Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman *just added*

June 9
Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman *just added*

June 16
Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman *just added*

SOUNDWAVES
Located in Paradise Beach, SOUNDWAVES is a summer experience that highlights some of today’s hottest bands and artists in a unique and intimate setting. Tickets for SOUNDWAVES can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. For more information, visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

Pepper
Saturday, June 8 at 9 p.m.
Tickets $25 On sale now
Hawaiian rock band Pepper has sold more than half a million records and is most well known for their hit single “Give It Up.” In addition, the band’s songs have been featured on hit soundtracks including “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Good Luck Chuck,” television shows and video games.

Stephen & Damian Marley Friday, June 28 at 9 p.m.
Tickets – $39.50 On sale now
Stephen & Damian Marley bring their reggae grooves to SOUNDWAVES. The brothers are not only known for their great music, but also as the sons of legendary singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Bob Marley. Both talented brothers have won numerous GRAMMY® Awards and have toured around the world.

Widespread Panic

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.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 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

 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Updated Entertainment / Nightlife Schedule

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Hard Rock Hotel & CasinoUpdated Entertainment / NIGHTLIFE Schedule

The Joint

Just added

World Series of Fighting – June 14

Cody Simpson – June 16

311 – Aug. 4

Pet Shop Boys – Oct. 11

Vinyl

Just added

Dustin J of 51Fifty – May 4

The Naughty Show – May 10 – 11

Whiskey Breath – May 26

Anuhea – Aug. 9

Updated

Empire Records, All 90’s Experience – May 4 and 25

Mark OToole – May 11, 18 and 25

Nightlife

Just added

VANITY: Monster Energy’s Official Supercross After Party with sounds by DJ Drama – May 4

Body English: Kid Capri, DJ Drama, Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and D4N13L – May 5

Body English: Richard Beynon and Lucky Date – May 11

Body English: Yousef, Pat SL, DJ Riddler and Reid Stefan – May 18

Body English: Flosstradamus and Whiiite – May 24

Body English: Juicy Vegas with Robbie Rivera and Donald Glaude – May 25

Body English: Far Too Loud – May 31

Pool

Just added

REHAB: Kid Capri, DJ Drama and resident DJs Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman – May 5

REHAB: Resident DJs Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman – May 12, 19 and 26

SOUNDWAVES: Stephen & Damian Marley – June 28

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

THE JOINT
A state-of-the-art sound system delivers an unforgettable live music experience to the intimate 4,000 capacity venue. The Joint offers seven VIP Luxury Suites and a prestigious VIP Level. A superior video system and more versatile stage enhances any production — creating an experience that surpasses all expectations and makes The Joint the most dynamic, sophisticated, and authentic venue in Las Vegas.

Shows at The Joint can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at www.hardrockhotel.com, ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000. For groups of 12 or more call 702.693.5220 or email groupsales@hrhvegas.com.

World Series of Fighting *just added* Friday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $29 On sale now
World Series of Fighting hits The Joint in Las Vegas with a stacked world-class Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event. The evening will be headlined by a welterweight rematch between superstars Jon Fitch and Josh “The People’s Warrior” Burkman and broadcasted live on NBC Sports Network.

Cody Simpson *just added* Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m.
(Special guests Ryan Beatty and Before You Exit)
Tickets start at $39.50 On sale now
Cody Simpson announced plans for a major North American headline tour. Supporting Simpson on all dates will be Ryan Beatty and opener Before You Exit. The 36-city “Paradise Tour” stops at The Joint on Sunday, June 16.

Cody Simpson, the 16-year-old Australian singer-songwriter, is a true pop sensation. He arrived on the scene in 2010 and quickly made a name for himself via a series of singles and videos as well as innumerable TV and concert appearances. Simpson’s debut album PARADISE arrived in October 2012. With its refreshing blend of contemporary high-energy with acoustic guitar-driven beach pop, the album confirmed Simpson as more than just a worldwide multimedia phenomenon.

Simpson’s summer tour will be heralded by the new single, “Pretty Brown Eyes.” The single precedes the arrival of his much anticipated second album, which is set for release this summer.

311 *just added* Sunday, Aug. 4 at 8 p.m.
(Special guests Cypress and G. Love & Special Sauce)
Tickets start at $59.50 On sale now
311, Cypress Hill and G Love & Special Sauce will join forces at The Joint on Sunday, August 4.

After years of incessant touring, 311 has developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining live bands in the U.S. Its celebratory live shows and hybrid sound have earned a massive grassroots following and a catalog of modern rock hits, including “Down,” “All Mixed Up,” “Amber,” “Come Original,” “Beautiful Disaster” and “Sunset in July.”

Pet Shop Boys *just added* Friday, Oct. 11 at 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $45 On sale Friday, May 3 at 10 a.m.
Pet Shop Boys bring its ‘Electric’ tour to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, October 11.

On July 16, Pet Shop Boys returns in triumphant form with its new studio album Electric, the first to appear on its own label x2 (via Kobalt Label Services). Electric features nine tracks in total – eight brand new Pet Shop Boys’ songs plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Last to Die.” The result is as uncompromising a collection of dance anthems as Pet Shop Boys have ever made.

Pet Shop Boys said, “Electric is very much set on the dance floor. Our latest album often evolves as a response to our previous album and, where as Elysium had a reflective mood, Electric is pretty banging! And working with Stuart Price on a studio album is something we have wanted to do for a very long time.”

Paramore *this weekend* Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m.
(Special guest Kitten)
Tickets start at $35 On sale now
Multi-platinum selling band Paramore plays The Joint on Friday, May 3. The opening act will be Los Angeles alternative rock group Kitten.

Paramore’s first all-new release in more than three years PARAMORE is heralded by the kinetic new single “Now,” which can currently be heard on the band’s website. PARAMORE marks the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2009’s RIAA gold-certified Brand New Eyes. The album was produced by GRAMMY® nominated producer Justin Medal-Johnson, known for his work with such diverse artists as Beck, Nine Inch Nails, Tegan and Sara, and M83.

“Kings Of The Mic” Tour: LL Cool J with Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul Friday, May 24 at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $49.50 On sale now
Two-time GRAMMY® winning recording artist, LL COOL J featuring DJ Z-Trip will headline the “Kings Of The Mic” Tour. Joining him will be artists Ice Cube, Public Enemy and De La Soul.

The tour will come on the heels of the release of LL’s 14th studio album, Authentic, on April 30. The multi-platinum artist returned to the studio and kicked the volume up to create a powerful album that came from his true passion for music and would speak to his fans.

Widespread Panic Friday, July 12 – Saturday, July 13 at 8 p.m.
(Special guest Dirty Dozen Brass Band)
Tickets start at $49.50 On sale now
The ultimate rock band Widespread Panic will make a stop along with special guest Dirty Dozen Brass Band at The Joint for two amazing performances, July 12 – 13.

Widespread Panic is known as a national touring force and continues to hold attendance records at major venues across the country including Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Birmingham, AL and Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. They are a mainstay at many major U.S. festivals, having headlined 10 nights on the main stage at Bonnaroo. This year, Widespread Panic will be making stops at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Wakarusa in Ozark, Ark. and Mountain Jam in Hunter, N.Y. The band still holds the single one-day attendance record for New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which is 63,000 attendees in 1999.

Daryl Hall & John Oates Friday, Aug. 2 – Saturday Aug. 3 at 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $45 On sale now
The No. 1 selling duo in music history, Daryl Hall & John Oates, return to The Joint for two nights of high-energy and their greatest hits, Aug. 2 – 3.

Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that the September 2006 cover of Spin magazine’s headline read, “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” Their artistic fan base includes Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and Gym Class Heroes who dubbed their tour “Daryl Hall for President Tour 2007.” One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul, to rap-rock fusion.

RESIDENT SHOW
Mötley Crüe They’re coming back… Sept. 18, 20 – 22, 25, 27 – 29 at 9 p.m.

Oct. 2, 4 – 6 at 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $49.50 On sale now
The world’s most notorious band returns to the world’s most notorious city this fall, when Mötley Crüe returns to the stage at The Joint for an exclusive 12-show engagement, Sept. 18 – Oct. 6. The band blew away fans and critics in February 2012 with 12 over-the-top, sold-out shows.

The 2013 shows will be an all-new production and the band is pushing its own envelope once again. The production will be designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live. There will be plenty of surprise elements for fans and a set-list full of hits.

Vinyl
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino embraces its roots and presents its intimate live music venue, Vinyl. Vinyl delivers the iconic rock ‘n’ roll Hard Rock Hotel is known for as well as genres including jazz, blues, pop and even country. The multi-functional room not only brings celebrities up-close-and-personal with their biggest fans but it also allows up-and-coming bands to come within arm’s reach of their loyal supporters and capture the interest of new ones.

Tickets for Vinyl can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. Dates and times are subject to change. For more information, visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

Dustin J of 51Fifty *just added / this weekend* Saturday, May 4 at 11:30 p.m.
Tickets – $20 On sale now
Power drummer Dustin J takes the stage at Vinyl. The artist is known for his thrashing, crazy beats in the popular DJ and drummer duo 51Fifty.

The Naughty Show *just added* Friday, May 10 – Saturday, May 11 at 11 p.m.
Tickets – $20 On sale now
AVN is proud to present Hollywood’s No. 1 comedy party, The Naughty Show, at Vinyl. The special production takes comedy to a whole new level with an adult twist that features today’s funniest comedians, popular adult film stars and burlesque all together on the same stage. The Naughty Show will also feature short films, whacky live skits and audience participation.

Special guest appearances include adult film stars Lexi Belle and Andy San Dimas, pole dancing by Leigh Acosta and burlesque from Malice. The Naughty Show has the best stand up comics in Vegas, hosted by Sam Tripoli from Showtime’s “Live Nude Comedy,” NBC’s Gareth Reynolds, Deathsquad’s Jayson Thibault and Bunny Fever. In addition, AVN will give away adult sex toys to a select number of lucky attendees. Patrons must be 21 years or older with a valid form of identification.

Whiskey Breath *just added* Sunday, May 26 at 11 p.m.
FREE
Whiskey Breath is a Las Vegas based band that provides an awesome blend of Americana, Southern Rock and country. The group started playing together in 2008 and have become one of Las Vegas’ favorites ever since. The band’s main influences are Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more.

Anuhea *just added* Friday, Aug. 9 at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets – $18 On sale Saturday, May 4 at noon
Anuhea is one of Hawaii’s most popular folk rock singers and songwriters. Her cover of Estelle’s “Come Over Love” hit number one on Hawaii and Pacific Island radio stations, and her album Right Love, Wrong Time was listed as one of the “Top 100 Albums” in the iTunes store in 2009.

Newsted *this weekend* Friday, May 3 at 9:30 p.m.
(Special guest Hysteria)
Tickets – $20 On sale now
Jason Newsted’s band headlines at Vinyl. The American metal bassist is known for his work with Metallica, Voivod, Flotsam and Jetsam. The hard rock band is made up of drummer Jesus Mendez Jr., guitarist Jessie Farnsworth and Staind guitarist Mike Mushok.

Empire Records, All 90’s Experience *updated / this weekend* Saturday, May 4 at 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 25 at 11 p.m.
FREE
The Empire Records brings its 1990’s covers to Vinyl, playing artists such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Sublime and more.

The Parlotones *this weekend* Sunday, May 5 at 8:30 p.m.
(Special guests Dinner and a Suit and Cameron)
Tickets – $13 On sale now
Melodic rock group The Parlotones is known for its polished stage performances and romantic lyrics. The alternative band has been nominated for several awards in their home country South Africa and has been making waves in Europe, Canada and U.S.

RESIDENT SHOW
Andrew Dice Clay May 9 – 12, 23 – 26
Tickets start at $54 On sale now
Vinyl welcomes America’s rock ‘n’ roll comedy legend Andrew Dice Clay to his new home with a one-of-a-kind residency. Perfect for Sin City, the groundbreaking comedian and actor will thrill audiences with fresh, timely material highlighted by his signature shocking jokes and controversial topics. Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.

Mark OToole *updated* May 11, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m.
FREE
Mark OToole brings his velvet voice to Vinyl on select Saturdays. The Vegas based singer has been surprising audiences across the Southwest for many years with his music and performance abilities. In 2011, OToole released his first album The Crooner.

High Voltage Friday, May 17 at 10 p.m.
FREE
The AC/DC tribute band High Voltage honors the rock legends in Vinyl. The band has brought back the classic era of AC/DC’s history with a high-energy show and the great heavy blues-rock that was present on the first five AC/DC albums.

Smashing Alice Saturday, May 18 at 10 p.m.
FREE
Smashing Alice plays its modern and hard rock covers at Vinyl. The Las Vegas cover band is known for its fast paced rock ‘n’ roll shows.

Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation Thursday, May 23 at 11:30 p.m.
Tickets – $15 On sale now
Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation stops at Vinyl. The extravaganza features a collection of new, technically advance films and the most award winning and popular shorts in the company’s 30 year history.

Rusty Maples Wednesday, May 29 at 9:30 p.m.
(Special guests Dusty Sunshine and The Janks)
FREE
Las Vegas indie pop group Rusty Maples joins the Vinyl lineup. The group combines alternative country, folk, surf and more to create its catchy sound and has risen to the forefront of the city’s indie scene.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Friday, May 31 at 9:30 p.m.
(Special guest thenewno2)
Tickets – $25 On sale now
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has released six albums, been featured on many TV shows and movies and performed in the U.S, U.K., Canada, South Africa, China and more. The group’s main influences include The Rolling Stones, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Led Zeppelin and more.

Trapt Saturday, June 1 at 9 p.m.
(Special guests Systemec and 3 Pill Morning)
Tickets – $22 On sale now
California rockers Trapt is a post-grunge, hard rock band that formed in 1997. The band has produced five albums and has had mainstream success with singles like “Headstrong,” which hit No. 16 on Billboard’s Top 100.

Ben Kenny Wednesday, June 19 at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets – $16 On sale now
Ben Kenny, best known as the bassist of Incubus, brings his solo act to Vinyl. Collectively, the talented artist can play six different instruments and has recorded four solo albums.

NIGHTLIFE

 

BODY ENGLISH NIGHTCLUB & AFTERHOURS
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino continues its history of introducing underground artists and trendsetting genres to the scene with Body English Nightclub & Afterhours, showcasing indie, electronic, rock and pop music. Guests enter the exclusive hideaway from the grand staircase where they are entertained and intrigued by an eclectic staff. The space features two distinct rooms adorned with lavish leathers, vintage chandeliers and rich dark woods while the private Parlor plays host to Las Vegas’ most talked about soirees. Body English Nightclub & Afterhours is open Friday through Sunday, beginning at 10 p.m. Cover charge is $20 for ladies and $30 for men. Locals are free on Sundays and receive $10 off on Friday and Saturday. For table/VIP reservations, call 702.693.5555.

May 3
The M Machine *this weekend*

May 4
Tommie Sunshine and The Disco Fries *this weekend*

May 5
Kid Capri, DJ Drama, Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and D4N13L *just added*

May 10
DJ Craze, Butch Clancy and Mayhem

May 11
Richard Beynon and Lucky Date *just added*

May 18
Yousef, Pat SL, DJ Riddler and Reid Stefan *just added*

May 24
Flosstradamus and Whiiite *just added*

May 25
Juicy Vegas with Robbie Rivera and Donald Glaude *just added*

May 31
Far Too Loud *just added*

 

VANITY
Vanity Nightclub is open for special events. Cover charges vary per event. For more information, call 702.693.5555 or visit VanityLV.com.

May 4
Monster Energy’s Official Supercross After Party with sounds by DJ Drama *just added / this weekend*

 

POOL

 

Paradise Beach
Partygoers looking for the ultimate Sin City experience can find what they need splashing around at Paradise Beach. Paradise, best known for the world-famous REHAB parties, features tropical scenery with sandy beaches, top-notch food and drink service, swim-up blackjack and an over-the-top high energy atmosphere.

Paradise Beach is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Admission is free for hotel guests daily and the general public Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, admission starts at $20 for women and $40 for men and on REHAB Sundays, $30 for women and $50 for men. Prices are subject to change per event. Hotel room and REHAB party packages are available. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.hardrockhotel.com or call 702.693.5555.

May 4
The Disco Fries *this weekend*

May 25
Juicy Beach – Robbie Rivera

June 22
Juicy Beach – Robbie Rivera

July 6
Juicy Beach – Robbie Rivera

 

REHAB
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino launches REHAB 10th anniversary season, Las Vegas’ hottest dayclub. REHAB was featured on Travel Channel’s “21 Sexiest Beach Bars” calling it “the must-see place on a Sunday afternoon.” The club has also been deemed as “best known, biggest and craziest pool party” by the Los Angeles Times and “legendarily raucous” by Travel + Leisure. The hotspot has played host to several celebrities including DJ Pauly D, Drake, Holly Madison, Kim Kardashian, Ne-yo, Paris Hilton, Pitbull, Psy and many more.

May 5
Kid Capri, DJ Drama and resident DJs Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman *just added / this weekend*

May 12
Resident DJs Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman *just added*

May 19
Resident DJs Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman *just added*

May 26
Resident DJs Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman *just added*

 

SOUNDWAVES
Located in Paradise Beach, SOUNDWAVES is a summer experience that highlights some of today’s hottest bands and artists in a unique and intimate setting. Tickets for SOUNDWAVES can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. Dates and times are subject to change. For more information, visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

Stephen & Damian Marley *just added* Friday, June 28 at 9 p.m.
Tickets – $39.50 On sale now
Stephen & Damian Marley bring their reggae grooves to SOUNDWAVES. The brothers are not only known for their great music, but also as the sons of legendary singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Bob Marley. Both talented brothers have won numerous GRAMMY® Awards and have toured around the world.

Chevelle *this weekend* Friday, May 3 at 9 p.m.
Tickets – $24 On sale now
One of the “Windy City’s” most promising rock bands, Chevelle, lights up the SOUNDWAVES stage. The alternative metal band has sold over 3 million albums in the U.S. The band’s primary influences are Helmet, Tool and The Cure.

Pepper Saturday, June 8 at 9 p.m.
Tickets $25 On sale now
Hawaiian rock band Pepper makes a stop at SOUNDWAVES. Pepper has sold more than half a million records and is most well known for their hit single “Give It Up.” In addition, the band’s songs have been featured on hit soundtracks including “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Good Luck Chuck,” television shows and video games.

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About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.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 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

Performers Announced for 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam / April 7- Las Vegas

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3rd ANNUAL ACM FAN JAM HEADLINER BRAD PAISLEY TO PERFORM
ON ACM AWARDS ALONG WITH HIS SPECIAL GUESTS
DIERKS BENTLEY AND HUNTER HAYES
AND NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
BRANTLEY GILBERT, JANA KRAMER & FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

LL COOL J TO MAKE A SPECIAL APPEARANCE & GAC HOST STORME WARREN
TO EMCEE THE FAN JAM & POST-AWARD CONCERT

THE 48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
TO BE BESTOWED DURING LIVE REMOTE FROM
ACM FAN JAM AT THE ORLEANS ARENA SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013

Fan Jam Tickets Available Now Through The Orleans Hotel and Casino at 888-234-2334

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that Brad Paisley, headliner of the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Award Concert, will perform at the event, with his special guests Dierks Bentley and Hunter Hayes joining the Fan Jam.  ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Department Stores nominees Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Florida Georgia Line have also been added to the line-up.  GRAMMY® Award-winning artist LL Cool J, star of the hit CBS drama series “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” and who will be releasing his new album Authentic on April 30, will make a special appearance during the event.  GAC’s Headline Country Host Storme Warren will emcee for the first time.  The concert will also feature an additional performance in support of the ACM Lifting Lives® on-stage moment, an annual initiative that raises money for designated charities, with the artist to be announced in the coming weeks.  ACM Fan Jam is the fans-only, live concert event taking place in Las Vegas during and after the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcast Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

As previously announced, multiple ACM Award-winner Brad Paisley will headline the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, which gives country music lovers the ultimate fan-pass to be part of the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  Throughout the three-hour Awards telecast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances by top tier music acts, via remote, from The Orleans Arena, with the party continuing in a Post-Award Concert.  During commercial breaks, there will be a profusion of entertainment, including performances by country music acts, along with prizes and special giveaways only for attendees, such as autographed guitars, trip packages to music events and merchandise.  Tickets for the ACM Fan Jam are priced at $55 and are on sale NOW by calling The Orleans Arena Box Office at 888-234-2334 or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.

 

After making it through the first round of fan voting, nominees Gilbert, Kramer and Florida Georgia Line will now compete for the coveted title of ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s.  The winner will be announced and the award presented on the ACM Fan Jam stage during the LIVE Awards telecast.  Fans can vote for their favorite New Artist at www.VoteACM.com beginning Monday, March 25th at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT until Sunday, April 7th at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT (before the LIVE show starts).

 

PERFORMERS

 

Brad Paisley has won 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year a record-setting five consecutive times, and wins in the Album of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year categories.  His eighth studio album, Wheelhouse, is scheduled to be released April 9, and the debut single “Southern Comfort Zone” recently became his 21st #1 hit and “Beat This Summer” is his current single.  Paisley’s highly anticipated “Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®” kicks off May 9 in St. Louis, Missouri and will hit more than 29 cities in the United States and Canada during the summer months.

 

Dierks Bentley is an ACM Award-winning singer/songwriter that has forged his own brand of country music combining classic country songwriting, influences of bluegrass instrumentation and the energy of rock & roll. Bentley’s sixth studio album Home, released in 2012, debuted at #1 and has spawned 3 chart-toppings hits, marking 10 career #1 songs as a singer and songwriter.  He is currently on the “Locked & Reloaded Tour” with longtime friend Miranda Lambert.  On April 6, Bentley will also headline the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, a 2-day outdoor music festival during “The Week Vegas Goes Country®.”

Hunter Hayes has six ACM nominations, including two in the Song of the Year category as the artist and composer, as well as in the Single Record of the Year category as the artist and producer for “Wanted.”  He rounds out his nominations with New Male Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year for “Wanted.”  Hunter’s GRAMMY® nominated self-titled debut album has generated three smash hits, including his current single, “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” which has already entered the Top 5 and is certified Gold, as well as his near Triple Platinum-selling #1 single “Wanted.”  Hunter Hayes is a celebrated musician, songwriter and performer who currently is on the “Blown Away Tour” with Carrie Underwood.

Brantley Gilbert has two Academy of Country Music Award nominations this year – New Artist of the Year and New Male Vocalist of the Year, and his unique sound of Country-Rock-Soul has turned him into one of country’s hottest newcomers.  Gilbert’s sophomore project, the Gold-certified Halfway to Heaven Deluxe debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and produced two Gold #1 singles, “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.”  As a celebrated songwriter, he has also penned three #1 hits – “My Kinda Party,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” and “Country Must Be Country Wide.”  Gilbert is currently playing to sold-out arenas in the U.K. and North America on his “Hell on Wheels Tour.”

 

Jana Kramer is the Academy of Country Music Award’s New Female Vocalist of the Year and is also nominated for New Artist of the Year as one of the freshest young voices in country music today.  Kramer, whose self-titled album was named “Best of 2012” by Billboard and iTunes, has impressively sold over a million tracks, including more than 100,000 of the new single “Whiskey” and over a half million of “Why Ya Wanna.”  In addition to her debut album premiering at #5, the success of “Why Ya Wanna” also earned Kramer the title of highest charting debut single from a new female artist since 2006 (previously held by Taylor Swift), as well as making her one of the fastest rising debut artists of 2012.  She will be on the road with Darius Rucker’s “True Believers Tour” in May, and will join the North American “Ten Times Crazier Tour” with Blake Shelton and Easton Corbin on July 19 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

 

Florida Georgia Line has three Academy of Country Music Award nominations this year – New Artist of the Year, New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year and Vocal Duo of the Year.  Since releasing the top-selling, multi-week #1 debut single “Cruise,” which has since hit Double Platinum, this hot country duo has been quickly garnering buzz among fans, media and superstars alike.  Their debut album Here’s to the Good Times earned the highest debut album sales of 2012 for a new country artist, and they’re currently traveling North America with Luke Bryan on his “Dirt Road Diaries Tour.”

 

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.  He currently stars in the CBS hit primetime drama series, “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” and continuing his musical expedition three decades after he first released music, LL is proudly prepping to release his latest project, Authentic.

 

The ACM Fan Jam is part of THE ACM EXPERIENCE, which takes place in conjunction with “The Week Vegas Goes Country®,” and is a family-friendly country music lifestyle event that includes the free-to-the-public ACM Expo and the ACM Party for a Cause Festival to be held April-5-April 7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  Room and ticket packages are available by calling The Orleans Hotel and Casino at 800-675-3267 or visiting www.BoydGaming.com/ACMExperience.

 

For updates on the ACM Fan Jam, THE ACM EXPERIENCE and the ACM Awards, please log onto www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ACMawards.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 48th 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 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, 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.

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.

 

Stars Celebrate Muhammad Ali’s 70th Birthday in Las Vegas at Keep Memory Alive’s Annual “Power of Love Gala” Fundraiser

STARS CELEBRATE MUHAMMAD ALI’S 70TH BIRTHDAY IN LAS VEGAS AT KEEP MEMORY ALIVE’S ANNUAL “POWER OF LOVE GALA” FUNDRAISER 

Event Honored “The Greatest of All Time” at Fundraiser for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center

“Ali 70th From Las Vegas” Airs on ESPN2 on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 p.m.

Presented by Bill Edwards Presents

 

Keep Memory Alive’s 16th annual Power of Love Gala on Saturday, Feb. 18, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas brought out some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment to celebrate Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday and raise funds for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center.

 

Highlights of the evening included a heartfelt “Happy Birthday” serenade by Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg leading the crowd in chanting “Ali” during his performance of “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?” and famed boxers Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield and Tommy “Hitman” Hearns joining LL Cool J on stage for “Mama Said Knock You Out.” Stars like Sean Combs, Samuel L. Jackson, Terrence Howard and David Beckham gave personal remarks and remembrances about “The Greatest” while Lenny Kravitz, Cee Lo Green and Kelly Rowland performed for Ali and the sold-out crowd of about 2,000.

The once-in-a-lifetime birthday celebration, “Ali 70th From Las Vegas,” will air nationally on ESPN2 on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 10 p.m. local time in all markets. ABC will air the celebration in Las Vegas at 4 p.m. PT that day as well. For possible ABC broadcast in all other markets, viewers should check their local listings.

Performers and celebrity supporters who appeared at the event included Cindy Crawford, Randy Gerber, Samuel L. Jackson, David Beckham, Larry King, Quincy Jones, Ken Jeong, Buzz Aldrin, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Common, Lenny Kravitz, Sean Combs, Anthony Hopkins, John Legend, Chris Cornell, Cee Lo Green, Joe Perry, Slash, Terrence Howard, Kris Kristofferson, David Copperfield, Siegfried & Roy, Andre Agassi, Stefanie Graf, Jim Brown, Randy Couture, Brad Garrett, Kelly Rowland, Dave Koz, Robin Leach, James Gandolfini, Steve Schirripa, John Paul DeJoria, Tony Danza, Raphael Saadiq, Haley Reinhart, and Sammy Hagar.  Boxing icons who attended include Manny Pacquiao, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Evander Holyfield, Ken Norton, Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Tommy “Hitman” Hearns.

In keeping with its 16-year history, the Power of Love Gala showcased a celebrity-chef-packed dinner featuring creations by Tom Colicchio, Scott Conant, Michael Mina and Wolfgang Puck. Guests were treated to a Dom Perignon reception and were able to bid on one-of-a-kind live and silent auction items, including Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves he wore to defeat Floyd Patterson in Las Vegas in 1965 and an extravagant vacation of a lifetime for two couples on David Copperfield’s private island in the Bahamas.

The gala’s celebration for Ali aligns with the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s recent launch of a landmark study examining the long-term brain health of professional fighters. Aiming to improve the safety and health of fighters, the study will help determine whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain, along with other tests, can detect subtle changes in brain health that correlate with impaired thinking and functioning.  Researchers hope the information uncovered by this research will eventually result in better ways to prevent permanent brain injury in not only fighters, but also in others who may suffer from brain trauma.

The Power of Love Gala was produced by Bill Edwards Presents Inc. and supported by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), Muhammad Ali Enterprises and Keep Memory Alive, the fundraising arm of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The star-studded celebration for Ali honored the boxing legend’s contribution to the world and raised awareness for Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

About Cleveland Clinic:

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic Health System includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals and 18 Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2010, there were 4 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 167,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 100 countries. Visit us at http://www.clevelandclinic.org/.  Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

 

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 www.clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.

 

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 The Muhammad Ali Center:

The Muhammad Ali Center is a cultural attraction and international education center that is inspired by the ideals of Muhammad Ali. The Center serves as the global hub for championing the social significance of Muhammad Ali; its experience incorporates as organizing elements, six prevailing core values of Ali’s life: respect, confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, and spirituality. Much more than a place to tell the story of one man’s incredible 70-year journey, the Muhammad Ali Center reaches beyond its physical walls to fulfill its mission. In 2012, the Center’s activities will ensure that the rising generation understands and actively adopts Ali’s core values to create a powerful new movement: Generation Ali. For more information, please call (502) 584-9254 or visit www.alicenter.org.

 

About Bill Edwards Presents Inc.:

A premier live entertainment company, Bill Edwards Presents Inc. has been producing world-class attractions for more than a decade.  The company has established itself through producing shows and events in a variety of venues – including festivals, theaters, casinos-resorts, performing arts centers and arenas.  Known for its reputation of aligning with award winning talent, Bill Edwards Presents is based in St. Petersburg, Florida. www.billedwardspresents.com

 

About The LVCVA:

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With approximately 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.VisitLasVegas.com.

Actress Rasheda Ali, daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali
Actor Samuel L. Jackson and wife LaTanya Richardson
Recording artist Chris Isaak and his dog Rodney
Brad Garrett and IsaBeall Quella
Recording artist/actor Kris Kristofferson

 

Recording artist and actor Common
Actor Anthony Hopkins
Singer Haley Reinhart
Actor Tony Danza, television personality Larry King and sportscaster Charley Steine

 

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin (L) and Michelle Sucillon
Recording artist John Legend
Recording artist Lenny Kravitz
Recording artist Ne-Yo
Chef Emeril Lagasse, Keep Memory Alive Founder Larry Ruvo, recording artist Sammy Hagar and illusionist David Copperfield
Photo Credit – Getty Images for Keep Memory Alive

NICKI MINAJ AND LL COOL J INDULGE IN SWEET TREATS AT SUGAR FACTORY AT PARIS LAS VEGAS

Music superstar Nicki Minaj was seen satisfying her sweet tooth at Sugar Factory American Brasserie (http://www.sugarfactory.com/) at Paris Las Vegas last night. The bombshell entertainer indulged in a watermelon Couture Pop and delicious pink red velvet cupcake while browsing the sweet shop’s expansive selection, and was treated to an over-the-top gift basket brimming with sweet treats all in Minaj’s signature color, pink.

Legendary musician and smooth-rhyming ladies’ man, LL Cool J, also stopped in Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas last night before his performance at Gallery Nightclub. The musician and actor dined on beef sliders, sipped on Cabernet Sauvignon and treated himself to a mouthwatering chocolate brownie and red velvet cupcake.

Sugar Factory American Brasserie is an American take on a traditional French brasserie, serving delicious cuisine all day, and all night, along with an oversized retail store and signature Chocolate Lounge. Other Sugar Factory retail stores are located at The Mirage and Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.

LL Cool J serves up a chocolate brownie at Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Paris Las Vegas.Nicki Minaj with a Couture Pop at Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas.Nicki Minaj with a Couture Pop at Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas.

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