Two-Step into The Mirage for 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Thursday, December 6 – Saturday, December 15

 

Two-Step into The Mirage for
2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Thursday, December 6 – Saturday, December 15

 

Country music and rodeo fans alike should get to put on their best western attire and two-step down to The Mirage Hotel & Casino Thursday, Dec. 6 – Saturday, Dec. 15 to experience the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo activities scheduled at the resort. During the 10-day event, The Mirage will celebrate the competition with drink specials, complimentary NFR live viewing and live entertainment nightly at the Race & Sports Book and Parlor Lounge, appearances by the cowboys and cowgirls who make up Team Mirage and more.

 

2018 RODEO VEGAS

Each night some of country’s brightest stars will headline “Rodeo Vegas” at The Mirage Race & Sports Book where the party never ends. Live music begins at 9 p.m. nightly and admission is complimentary. The lineup is as follows:

 

  • Thursday, Dec. 6:  Casey Donahew
  • Friday, Dec. 7:  Tyler Farr
  • Saturday, Dec. 8:  Casey Donahew
  • Sunday, Dec. 9:  LOCASH
  • Monday, Dec. 10:  LOCASH
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11:  Brandon Lay
  • Wednesday, Dec. 12:  Keepin’ it Country Celebration feat. Andy Griggs
  • Thursday, Dec. 13:  Glen Templeton (with opener David Adam Byrnes)
  • Friday, Dec. 14:  Joe Diffie (with opener David Adam Byrnes)
  • Saturday, Dec. 15:  Easton Corbin (with opener David Adam Byrnes)

Lineup is subject to change. Visit mirage.com/NFR for more information.

 

PARLOR LOUNGE

Parlor Lounge will provide live music to rodeo fans looking for a more intimate setting. Admission is complimentary with live music beginning at 9:30 p.m. nightly. The artists scheduled to perform are:

 

  • December 6 – 8:  Brit Stokes
  • December 13:  Andy Griggs
  • December 14 – 15:  Glen Templeton

 

Lineup is subject to change. Visit mirage.com/NFR for more information.

 

RON WHITE

As part of the Aces of Comedy series, Ron White, best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” tour, will perform his hilarious stand-up comedy inside the Terry Fator Theatre December 7 – 8 and December 14 – 15. Performances start at 10 p.m. nightly.

 

Tickets start at $59.99 (not including applicable service charges) and can be purchased at mirage.com, www.ticketmaster.com, in-person at any MGM Resorts International box office or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

 

New Talent Announced for 6th ACM Party for a Cause (April 12-15 – Las Vegas)

 

ADDITIONAL TALENT ANNOUNCED
FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® IN LAS VEGAS

MORE THAN 80 OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S MOST CELEBRATED ARTISTS AND EMERGING TALENTS
TO PERFORM AT EVENTS BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES® TAKING PLACE APRIL 12 – 15, 2018
SURROUNDING THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

April 12-15! Get tix NOW! https://www.partyforacause.com

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Lauren Alaina, Rhett Akins, Rodney Atkins, Kristian Bush, Cam, Lindsay Ell, Chris Janson, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, Midland, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, RaeLynn, Cole Swindell, Chris Young and more have been added to the musical lineup for the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. More than 80 of country music’s most celebrated artists and emerging talents will all perform at select venues across the Las Vegas Strip April 12-15, 2018.

 

Portions of all event proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, which works to lift lives through the power of music.

 

This year’s ACM Party for a Cause will consist of fan events leading up to and immediately following the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

The latest schedule of events is listed below. For additional details and ongoing updates including ticket sale information and the most up-to-date lineup of country superstars set to perform at each event, please check back often at www.PartyForaCause.com.

 

6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018
6:00 PM               95.5 The Bull’s 10th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull
Location: The Pearl, Palms Resort
Performers: Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Russell Dickerson, Chris Lane, Midland, Justin Moore, and Tyler Rich

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performer: Russell Dickerson

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018
11:00 AM            ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Rodney Atkins, Travis Denning, Cale Dodds, FILMORE, Ben Gallaher, Tony Jackson, Tegan Marie, Kendall Marvel, Jackson Michelson, Josh Mirenda, Stevie Monce, Tim Montana, Kip Moore, Mitchell Tenpenny, and Aaron Watson

 

6:00 PM               ACM Party for a Cause with Old Dominion
Location: Sandbar Pool at Red Rock Casino Resort
Performers: Old Dominion, Michael Ray

 

7:00 PM               WME’s Bash at The Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Cam, Jordan Davis, Chris Janson, LANCO, Dee Jay Silver, Granger Smith, and Morgan Wallen

 

8:00 PM               ACM Stories, Songs & Stars: A Songwriter’s Event Benefitting ACM Lifting Lives
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Performers: Lee Brice, Lori McKenna, Midland, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and ACM Songwriter of the Year nominees Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne
Hosted by: Storme Warren

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Kelsea Ballerini
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performer: Montgomery Gentry

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Nashville Unplugged
Location: Rhythm & Riffs Lounge, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Levi Hummon, Marcus Hummon, Eric Paslay, and RaeLynn

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018
8:00 AM               ACM Workout for a Cause: Erin Oprea Unleashed Tour with special guest Kelsea Ballerini
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Talent: Kelsea Ballerini, Erin Oprea (Celebrity Trainer), and more

 

9:00 AM               ACM Pool Party for a Cause
Location: Flamingo GO Pool, Flamingo Las Vegas
Performers: Craig Campbell, Chase Rice

 

10:00 AM            ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off Hosted by Charles Kelley & Darius Rucker
Location: Topgolf, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Performers: Levi Hummon, Chris Lane, Tegan Marie, and Eric Paslay

 

11:00 AM            ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Jimmie Allen, Kenny Foster, Walker Hayes, High Valley, Lucas Hoge, Austin Jenckes, LOCASH, Eric Paslay, Jon Pardi, Stephanie Quayle, Brandon Ray, Jake Rose, Smithfield, Scott Stevens, and Tenille Townes

 

7:00 PM               WME’s Bash at The Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Scotty McCreery, Parmalee, RaeLynn, Dee Jay Silver, and Chris Young

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Nashville Unplugged
Location: Rhythm & Riffs Lounge, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Jimmie Allen, Kristian Bush, Adam Hambrick, and Terry McBride

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Craig Wayne Boyd, Josh Gracin, and The Swon Brothers

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018
8:00 PM               ACM Awards Official After Party
Presented by Security Benefit
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Performers: Lauren Alaina, Lee Brice, Luke Combs, High Valley, Home Free, Tracy Lawrence, Jerrod Niemann, Eric Paslay, Cassadee Pope, and more
Hosted by: Shawn Parr

 

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. Generous donations and the support of artists and fans ensure 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.

 

Saddle Up and Head to The Mirage for 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo December 7-16

 

Saddle Up and Head to The Mirage for
2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Thursday, December 7 – Saturday, December 16

Country music and rodeo fans alike should plan to saddle up, get dressed in their best western attire and head down to The Mirage Hotel & Casino Thursday, Dec. 7 – Saturday, Dec. 16 to experience the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo activities scheduled at the resort. During the 10-day event, The Mirage will celebrate the competition with drink specials, complimentary NFR live viewing and live entertainment nightly at the Race & Sports Book and Parlor Lounge, appearances by the cowboys and cowgirls who make up Team Mirage and more.

“RODEO VEGAS”
Each night some of country’s brightest stars will headline “Rodeo Vegas” at The Mirage Race & Sports Book where the party never ends. Live music begins at 9 p.m. nightly and admission is complimentary. The lineup is as follows:

  • Thursday, Dec. 7: Casey Donahew
  • Friday, Dec. 8: Chris Janson
  • Saturday, Dec. 9: Casey Donahew
  • Sunday, Dec. 10: LOCASH
  • Monday, Dec. 11: LOCASH
  • Tuesday, Dec. 12: Glen Templeton
  • Wednesday, Dec. 13: Glen Templeton
  • Thursday, Dec. 14: David Adam Byrnes / Glen Templeton
  • Friday, Dec. 15: David Adam Byrnes / Chase Bryant
  • Saturday, Dec. 16: David Adam Byrnes / Easton Corbin
  • Lineup is subject to change. Visit mirage.com for additional information.

PARLOR LOUNGE
Parlor Lounge will provide live music to rodeo fans looking for a more intimate setting. Admission is complimentary with live music beginning at 9:30 p.m. nightly. The artists scheduled to perform are:

December 5 – December 7: Britt Stokes
December 8 – 10: Taryn Papa
December 15 – 16: Glen Templeton



RON WHITE
As part of the Aces of Comedy series, Ron White, best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” will perform his hilarious stand-up comedy inside the Terry Fator Theatre December 8 – 9 and December 15 – 16. Performances start at 10 p.m. nightly.

Tickets start at $59.99 (not including applicable service charges) and can be purchased at mirage.com, ticketmaster.com, in-person at any MGM Resorts International box office or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

New Performers Announced for 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause

ADDITIONAL TALENT ANNOUNCED TO PERFORM
AT THE 5TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® EVENTS
 TAKING PLACE MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2017

 

CHASE BRYANT, EASTON CORBIN, JOSH TURNER
& MORE SET TO PERFORM DURING “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

 

ACM Launches iPhone & Android App Featuring All Event Details

 

Tickets Available NOW at www.ACMpartyforacause.com

 

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Chase Bryant, Easton Corbin, and Josh Turner among others have been added to the musical lineup for the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. They join an epic lineup of performers set to take the stages at events taking place at various venues across Las Vegas on March 30 – April 2, 2017, surrounding the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

The 5th ACM Party for a Cause will consist of eighteen events across thirteen venues featuring performances by over eighty artists during The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including three events at the official host hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The ACM App, the ultimate fan guide to navigating the 5th ACM Party for a Cause events, is available NOW for download on both the iPhone via the App Store and Android via Google Play. The app offers fans the latest on performers, ticket info and concert schedules for all ACM Party for a Cause events, as well as the latest news, exclusive videos and info on nominees for this year’s 52nd ACM Awards®.

 

Additional performers and hosts include Cody Alan, American Young, Tucker Beathard, Bobby Bones, Ross Copperman, Adam Craig, Crook & Chase, DJ Bad Ash, DJ DU, Emerson Drive, Lucas Hoge, Tony Jackson, Olivia Lane, Hillary Lindsey, Shawn Parr from Nash Nights Live, Maddie & Tae, Lori McKenna, Jackson Michelson, Stephanie Quayle, Cole Swindell, The Swon Brothers, Trick Pony, Morgan Wallen and Storme Warren.

 

Previously announced performers include Lauren Alaina, Drew Baldridge, Kelsea Ballerini, Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Bailey Bryan, Scooter Carusoe, Brent Cobb, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Clare Dunn, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Seth Ennis, Florida Georgia Line, Ryan Follese, Kenny Foster, Ashley Gorley, Walker Hayes, HISH, Ryan Hurd, Chris Janson, Ryan Kinder, Lady Antebellum, Chris Lane, Luke Laird, LANCO, Tracy Lawrence, Jackie Lee, LOCASH, Love & Theft, Dustin Lynch, Shane McAnally, Scotty McCreery,  Alyssa Micaela, Midland, William Michael Morgan, Kip Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, RaeLynn, Michael Ray, John Rich, Darius Rucker, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Aubrie Sellers, Dee Jay Silver, Chris Stapleton, Michael Tyler, Clay Walker, Aaron Watson, Hailey Whitters, Brett Young.

 

Sponsors for the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause are Country Rebel, Dr Pepper, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA), MillerCoors, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Security Benefit, Virginia Black.

 

The full schedule of events, ticket on-sale dates, and hotel codes for the 5th ACM Party for a Cause with additional details can be found below. All events will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy, which works to lift lives through the power of music.

 

For additional details and the most updated lineup of country superstars set to perform at each event, please visit www.ACMpartyforacause.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMparty!

 

TICKET ON-SALE INFORMATION:

All tickets are available for purchase now at www.ACMpartyforacause.com.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017:
7:00 PM                95.5 The Bull’s 9th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull
Location: Red Rock Ballroom, Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
Performers: Lauren Alaina, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Alyssa Micaela, Midland, Michael Ray, The Swon Brothers

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017:
7:00 PM                LOCASH with Ryan Follese and Michael Tyler at House of Blues
Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: LOCASH, Ryan Follese, Michael Tyler
7:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Big & Rich, Maddie & Tae, Brett Young, William Michael Morgan, Dee Jay Silver

9:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: Songwriter Showcase presented by AIMP
Location: The Pearl, Palms Casino Resort
Performers: Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, with Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen of Old Dominion and more; Hosted by Storme Warren

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
Location: Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Harrah’s Las Vegas
Performers: Lindsay Ell, Ryan Kinder

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Virgil’s Real BBQ
Location: Virgil’s Real BBQ, The LINQ Promenade
Performers: Bailey Bryan, Kenny Foster, Morgan Wallen

10:30 PM             ACM Party for a Cause: Barnival Songwriter Showcase
Location: Mizuya Lounge, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Scooter Carusoe, Brent Cobb, Aubrie Sellers, Hailey Whitters

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017:
12:00 PM             ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party presented by Country Rebel at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Chase Bryant, Emerson Drive, Love and Theft, William Michael Morgan, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Aaron Watson also including American Young, Russell Dickerson, DJ Bad Ash, DJ DU, Lucas Hoge, Tony Jackson, Olivia Lane, Jackson Michelson, Stephanie Quayle, Trick Pony

12:00 PM             ACM Pool Party for a Cause Presented by MillerCoors
Location: GO Pool, Flamingo Las Vegas
Performers: Jackie Lee, Jerrod Niemann, Old Dominion, Dee Jay Silver; Hosted by Storme Warren
5:30 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: The Joint
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Performers: Drew Baldridge, Kelsea Ballerini, Ryan Hurd, Lady Antebellum, Kip Moore, Eric Paslay, Brett Young with HISH; Hosted by Bobby Bones with Crook and Chase
7:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: House of Blues
Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Performers: Lauren Alaina, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Seth Ennis; Hosted by Storme Warren
7:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Chris Lane, Tucker Beathard, Dylan Scott, Dee Jay Silver
9:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Lucas Hoge, Stephanie Quayle, Trick Pony
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Redneck Riviera
Location: The Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally’s Las Vegas
Performers: Adam Craig, John Rich, Clay Walker

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017:
12:00 PM             ACM Pool Party for a Cause: REHAB
Location: REHAB, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Performers: HISH
8:15 PM                ACM Awards Official After Party at The Joint Presented by Security Benefit
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Performers: Kane Brown, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Dee Jay Silver, Walker Hayes, LANCO, Scotty McCreery; Hosted by Cody Alan and Crook & Chase
8:15 PM                ACM Awards Official After Party at Park Theater Presented by Security Benefit
Location: Park Theater, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
Performers: Russell Dickerson, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, RaeLynn, Josh Turner, Clay Walker, HISH; Hosted by Shawn Parr

 

 

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 nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 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. Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting http://www.vrtv.vegas/.   For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.visitlasvegas.com.

Garth Brooks, Legendary Lunch, LOCASH, ACM Nominees And More Featured In This Edition Of ‘The Pickup’

GARTH BROOKS, LEGENDARY LUNCH, LOCASH, ACM NOMINEES AND MORE FEATURED IN THIS EDITION OF THE PICKUP

Continuing to present the top stories in country music, another all-new episode of the “The Pickup” features a look inside the Webster PR Legendary Lunch co-hosted by the CMA, Garth Brook’s celebration of 5 million ticket sales, a surprising twist on CMT’s “Nashville” TV series, legendary television duo Crook & Chase honored in Nashville and more of the top stories in country music.

The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks, broke his own record by selling 5 million tickets in just 60 cities. Over 20 years ago, Brooks set the record by selling the same colossal amount of tickets in 100 cities.

The 52nd Annual ACM Awards will be held in Las Vegas on April 2nd. Nominees for the major event were announced and included Keith Urban with 7 nominations, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris with 6 nominations and Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw with 5 nominations, amongst others. A full list of nominees can be found at ACMCountry.com. Stay tuned to the pickup for complete ACM coverage in April.

CMT’s “Nashville” packed a killer surprise in a recent episode. Tune in to this week’s episode of “The Pickup” for the spoiler alert of the month. The mid-season finale is rapidly approaching and fans are left in suspense as they follow along with the music-related drama.

Webster PR’s 3rd Annual Legendary Lunch co-hosted by CMA included over 40 artists in attendance the staggering cumulative stats included 171 #1 Billboard chart hits, 559 Top 10 Billboard chart hits and over 1000 Top 40 Billboard charted singles. The attendees included country radio, music industry and media enjoying camaraderie and fellowship. First time artist attendees included Tracy Lawrence, John Michael Montgomery, Donna Fargo, The Forester Sisters, Johnny Lee, Tim Rushlow, Confederate Railroad’s Danny Shirley, Dailey & Vincent, Baillie & the Boys, Razzy Bailey, Wilson Fairchild, Bobby Bare, Hee Haw’s Jana Jae, Wanda Jackson, and long-time Webster PR client (of 20 years) Janie Fricke.

Fan-favorites and ACM Nominees, LOCASH celebrated their first #1 hit with “I Know Somebody.” The hit song can be found on their album The Fighters in stores and online. Congratulations to the duo for this well-deserved success.

Legendary television duo, Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase of Crook & Chase were honored with the Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award. The ceremony was held at the Grand Ole Opry and featured the who’s who of country music including Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins, T.G. Sheppard, Moe Bandy and more. You can listen to the Crook & Chase Countdown every week on stations across the country.

Check out the latest episode of The Pickup here:http://www.viewbix.com/v/The-Pickup–52/84b12a80-1448-40c8-9ba2-790af767432e

ABOUT THE PICKUP:
Launched in early 2015, The Pickup, a syndicated country video news series produced by The Hot Seat, highlights today’s stars and classic country artists making news today. New episodes are posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. The Pickup, hosted and produced by Adam Wurtzel, can be seen on the websites of broadcasters across the country (Nash Icon, DUKE FM, Midwest Communications, Zimmer Communications’ 94.3 KAT Country, etc.), online media blogs, the U.K.’s SKY Television and Heartland Network.

Academy of Country Music Announces Additional Details for The Week Vegas Goes Country

ADDITIONAL EVENTS & SUPERSTAR ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR
“THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®” 2017
INCLUDING 5TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® TAKING PLACE
MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2017 SURROUNDING THE 52ND ACM AWARDS®

 

Ticket Packages to be Available for Pre-Sale on Friday, February 17 and
On-Sale Saturday, February 18 on www.ACMpartyforacause.com

 

Series of Fan Events To Take Over Las Vegas

 

The Academy of Country Music® revealed today exciting details including the musical lineup, additional industry and fan events, as well as ticket on-sale dates and hotel codes for The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® – along with the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

This year, ACM Party for a Cause will consist of industry and fan events located at different venues across Las Vegas including a new host hotel, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and several others from Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

 

The Academy of Country Music has announced additional events which will add to the all-star lineup for The Week Vegas Goes Country. These newly added festivities will kick-off on Friday, March 31 with the ACM Party for a Cause: Barnival Songwriter Showcase, continue Saturday, April 1 with an ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party presented by Country Rebel at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, and close out on Sunday, April 2 with ACM Pool Party for a Cause: Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Each of the festivities for The Week Vegas Goes Country will feature performances by some of the biggest names and hottest new talent in country music including Lauren Alaina, Drew Baldridge, Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Bailey Bryan, Scooter Carusoe, Brent Cobb, Easton Corbin, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Clare Dunn, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Seth Ennis, Ryan Follese, Kenny Foster, Ashley Gorley, Walker Hayes, HISH, Ryan Hurd, Chris Janson, Ryan Kinder, Lady Antebellum, Luke Laird, LANCO, Tracy Lawrence, Jackie Lee, LOCASH, Love & Theft, Shane McAnally, Scotty McCreery, Alyssa Micaela, Midland, William Michael Morgan, Kip Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, RaeLynn, Michael Ray, John Rich, Darius Rucker, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Aubrie Sellers, Dee Jay Silver, Chris Stapleton, Michael Tyler, Clay Walker, Aaron Watson, Hailey Whitters, Brett Young and more to be announced!

 

The full schedule of events, ticket on-sale dates, and hotel codes for the 5th ACM Party for a Cause with additional details can be found below. All events will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy, which works to lift lives through the power of music.

 

For additional details and ongoing updates including ticket sales information and the most updated lineup of country superstars set to perform at each event, please check back often at www.ACMpartyforacause.com.

 

TICKET ON-SALE INFORMATION:

ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER AND ACM A-LIST MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Both can purchase tickets beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) Friday, February 17, 2017 by visiting www.partyforacause.com.The pre-sale code will be emailed prior to the on-sale.
GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10:00 AM (PT) Saturday February 18, 2017 at www.partyforacause.com.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017:
6:00 PM                95.5 The Bull’s 9th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull
Location: Red Rock Ballroom, Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
Performers: Lauren Alaina, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Alyssa Micaela, Midland, Michael Ray

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017:
7:00 PM                LOCASH with Ryan Follese and Michael Tyler at House of Blues
Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: LOCASH, Ryan Follese, Michael Tyler
8:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Jake Owen and more to be announced

8:30 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: Songwriter Showcase presented by AIMP
Location: The Pearl, Palms Casino Resort
Performers: Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, and more to be announced
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
Location: Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Harrah’s Las Vegas
Performers: Lindsay Ell, Ryan Kinder
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Virgil’s Real BBQ
Location: Virgil’s Real BBQ, The LINQ Promenade
Performers: Bailey Bryan, Kenny Foster
10:00 PM             ACM Party for a Cause: Barnival Songwriter Showcase
                                Location: Mizuya Lounge, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Scooter Carusoe, Brent Cobb, Aubrie Sellers, Hailey Whitters

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017:

12:00 PM             ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party presented by Country Rebel at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
                                Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Love & Theft, William Michael Morgan, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Aaron Watson and more to be announced

1:00 PM                ACM Pool Party for a Cause at GO Pool
Location: GO Pool, Flamingo Las Vegas
Performers: Jackie Lee, Jerrod Niemann, Old Dominion, Dee Jay Silver
5:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause at The Joint
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Performers: Drew Baldridge, Kelsea Ballerini, Ryan Hurd, Lady Antebellum, Kip Moore, Eric Paslay, Dee Jay Silver, Brett Young

7:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause at House of Blues presented by CAA
Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Lauren Alaina, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Seth Ennis
8:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: To Be Announced

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Redneck Riviera
Location: The Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally’s Las Vegas
Performers: John Rich, Clay Walker

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017:

12:00 PM             ACM Pool Party for a Cause: REHAB
                                Location: REHAB, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Performers: HISH
8:00 PM                ACM Awards Official After Party at The Joint
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Performers: Kane Brown, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Dee Jay Silver, Walker Hayes, LANCO, Scotty McCreery and more to be announced
8:00 PM                ACM Awards Official After Party at Park Theater
Location: Park Theater, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
Performers: Russell Dickerson, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, RaeLynn, Clay Walker, HISH

 

Host Hotel: Please visit Hard Rock Hotel & Casino http://bit.ly/2kBV9XC and use code HRHACM7

 

For more information on the ACM Party for a Cause®, visit www.ACMpartyforacause.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMparty for more immediate updates!

 

Academy of Country Music Reveals Plans for The Week Vegas Goes Country

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® REVEALS PLANS FOR
“THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®” 2017
INCLUDING 5TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVITIES

 

SERIES OF INDUSTRY AND FAN EVENTS TO TAKE OVER LAS VEGAS
MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2017 SURROUNDING THE 52ND ACM AWARDS®

 

The Academy of Country Music announced today a return to the organization’s origins in developing The Week Vegas Goes Country® years ago, with an onslaught of events taking over Las Vegas – including a return and expansion of the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® — in conjunction with the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

This year, ACM Party for a Cause will consist of industry and fan events located at different venues across Las Vegas including a new host hotel, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and several others from Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Each of the festivities will feature performances by some of the biggest names and hottest new talent in country music including Kelsea Ballerini, Billy Currington, Ryan Follese, Lady Antebellum, LOCASH, Kip Moore, Jake Owen, Chris Stapleton, Michael Tyler, Clay Walker, Brett Young and many others. Festivities will also include interactive ACM fan experiences, which will be announced in the coming weeks. All events will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy, which works to lift lives through the power of music.

 

“Fourteen years ago, when the Academy moved the Awards to Las Vegas, we kicked off a decade of wide-ranging special events for fans including a motorcycle ride through Las Vegas and the surrounding area, a golf tournament at a prestigious club, concerts on Fremont Street, games and a country lifestyle marketplace and loads of live country music performances. That’s how The Week Vegas Goes Country® earned its moniker.  This year, we’re going back to our roots with the evolution of ACM Party for a Cause events taking place throughout Las Vegas, all benefiting ACM Lifting Lives and the good work of the many worthy organizations Lifting Lives supports through grants and more,” said Ed Warm, Chairman of ACM Lifting Lives and Co-Chairman of the ACM Events Committee. “It feels good to align all of our auxiliary events surrounding the ACM Awards with a philanthropic purpose the fans have always embraced.”

 

“ACM fans have demanded more events, more artist engagement, more variety,” said George Couri, Co-Chairman of the ACM Events Committee. “Some of our fans clearly like the more intimate environments compared to the big festivals, so this year we will give them that version celebrating more artists up close and in their faces. From songwriter rounds to fun party nights out, with this schedule there will be plenty for fans to dive into all day every day.”

 

The 5th ACM Party for a Cause schedule of events is below. For additional details and ongoing updates including ticket sales information and the most updated lineup of country superstars set to perform at each event, please check back often at www.ACMpartyforacause.com.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017:
6:00 PM                95.9 The Bull’s 9th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull
Location: Red Rock Ballroom, Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017:
7:00 PM                LOCASH with Ryan Follese and Michael Tyler at House of Blues
Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
7:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: Songwriter Showcase
Location: The Pearl, Palms Casino Resort
8:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
Location: I Love This Bar & Grill, Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Virgil’s Real BBQ
Location: Virgil’s Real BBQ, The LINQ Promenade

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017:
1:00 PM               ACM Pool Party for a Cause
Location: GO Pool, Flamingo Las Vegas
5:00 PM               ACM Party for a Cause at The Joint
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
7:00 PM               ACM Party for a Cause at House of Blues
Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
8:00 PM               ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Redneck Riviera
Location: The Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally’s Hotel & Casino

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017:
8:00 PM               ACM Awards Official After Party at The Joint
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
8:00 PM               ACM Awards Official After Party at The Park Theater
Location: Park Theater, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

 

For more information on the ACM Party for a Cause®, visit www.ACMpartyforacause.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMparty for more immediate updates!

CMT Premieres LOCASH “Ring On Every Finger” Video January 25

CMT PREMIERES LOCASH “RING ON EVERY FINGER” VIDEO JANUARY 25

Duo’s Single Climbs to Top 40 on Country Radio Charts

 

Ring On Every Finger,” LOCASH’s new sweet sentiment single that just begs to be danced to, will premiere all over CMT channels and platforms January 25, including CMT, CMT Music and CMT.com. Filmed in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the Reviver Records hot country duo, which includes Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, bring their contagious energy to the screen for their third single from their album THE FIGHTERS.

“These guys are unstoppable – another big hit!” beamed Leslie Fram, CMT Senior VP of Music Strategy.

Fans also can enter for a chance to meet LOCASH in Las Vegas! Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and Comcast Spotlight will provide fans a chance to win a trip through their “Ring On Every Finger” Sweepstakes. Two men, plus three friends each and two women, plus three friends each, will receive airfare, ground transportation and three nights March 31-April 3 at Mandalay Bay by entering RingOnEveryFinger.com.

The uptempo song’s chorus includes “I’ll put on a ring on every finger / Just to show that I’m legit / Gonna try my last name on ya / Just to see if it fits / If I could, baby / Oh, I would marry you a million times / Put a ring on every finger / Just to show the whole world that you’re mine.”

LOCASH recently topped several Billboard and Country Aircheck year-end lists, including the No. 1 New Artist for 2016. They’re currently on the road as part of Live Nation’s Ones to Watch Tour with Reviver Records labelmate and hot newcomer Michael Tyler. BMLG Records Ryan Follese will also join LOCASH for select shows. CLICK HERE for more information on special VIP packages and tickets (tour dates below).

For more information on LOCASH, visit locashmusic.com and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

LOCASH ‘ONES TO WATCH’ TOUR:
Jan. 28 The Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, Calif.*
Feb. 08 House of Blues – Boston, Mass.
Feb. 09 Irving Plaza – New York, N.Y.
Feb. 10 The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, N.C.
Feb. 11 The Ritz – Raleigh, N.C.
Feb. 15 House of Blues – Cleveland, Ohio.**
Feb. 17 Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, Pa.
Feb. 18 The Fillmore — Silver Springs, Md
Feb. 25 St. Andrews Hall — Detroit, Mich.
March 23 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, Minn.
March 25 Summit Music Hall – Denver, Colo.
March 29 Neptune Theater — Seattle, Wash.
March 31 House of Blues — Las Vegas, Nev.
April 22 Delmar Hall – Saint Louis, Mo**
*Michael Tyler will not appear on this date
**Ryan Follese will not appear on this date

ADDITIONAL LOCASH TOUR DATES:
Jan. 26 Cargo at Whitney Peak — Reno, Nev.
Jan. 27 Club Rodeo — San Jose, Calif.
Jan. 29 Great Escape 106.1 — Mexico
Feb. 16 Vapor Nightclub — Saratoga Springs, N.Y
March 03 The Ranch — Ft. Myers, Fla.
March 04 WIRK Rib Round UP — West Palm Beach, Fla.
March 16 Stars with Guitars — Providence, R.I.
March 17 Runaway Country — Kissimmee, Fla.
March 24 Bourbon Jack’s Honkytonk — Hastings, Neb.
April 06 Country Thunder Arizona — Florence, Ariz.
April 09 Tortuga Music Festival — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
April 21 Boondocks — Springfield, Ill.
April 29 Pepsi SpringJam — Panama City Beach, Fla.
May 6 Kegs Canalside Event Center — Jordan, N.Y.
June 09 Kick’n Up Kountry Music Festival — Karlstad, Minn.
June 10 Winstock Country Music Festival — Winsted, Minn.
June 18 Burlington Steamboat Days — Burlington, Iowa
June 21 Country USA — Oshkosh, Wisc.
June 30 Greeley Stampede — Greeley, Colo.
July 14 Country Thunder Saskatchewan — Craven, Sask.
July 15 Hodag Country Festival — Rhinelander, Wisc.
July 20 Country Jam USA — Eau Claire, Wisc.
July 29 Jackson County Fair — Maquoketa, Iowa
Aug. 03 Sweetwater County Fair — Rock Springs, Wyo.
Aug. 04 Phillips County Fair — Dodson, Mont.

LOCASH is booked by CAA.

ABOUT LOCASH:
Reviver Records hot country duo LOCASH includes Baltimore, Maryland native Chris Lucas and Indianapolis, Indiana’s Preston Brust. Their smash No. 1 hit “I Know Somebody” topped Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck after their RIAA Gold-Certified “I Love This Life” single ascended to the top of the charts. Both hits are included on their new album THE FIGHTERS, their first full-length project with Reviver Records. The nonstop duo continues their North American tour to promote THE FIGHTERS, which includes additional dates part of Live Nation’s ‘Ones To Watch’ headlining tour. LOCASH is also featured in Pennzoil® Garage sessions. Visit LOCASHmusic.com to see when their high-energy show is coming to a city near you!

 

Cowboy Up & Head to The Mirage for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo December 1 – 10

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Kick Up Your Boots and Head to The Mirage for
2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

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The 2016 Team Mirage cowboys and cowgirls gather in front of The Mirage Volcano for their annual photo.

Photo by Al Powers, Powers Imagery

Country music and rodeo fans alike should plan to dress up in their best western attire and head down to, The Mirage Thursday, Dec. 1 – Saturday, Dec. 10 to experience the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo activities scheduled at the resort. During the 10-day event, The Mirage will celebrate the competition by providing guests drink specials, complimentary live entertainment nightly at both the Race & Sports Book and Parlor Lounge, appearances by the cowboys and cowgirls who make up Team Mirage and more.

“RODEO VEGAS”
Each night some of country’s brightest stars will headline the 13th annual “Rodeo Vegas” at The Mirage Race & Sports Book where the party never ends. Live music begins at 9 p.m. nightly and admission is complimentary. The lineup is as follows:

• Thursday, Dec. 1: Taryn Papa / Casey Donahew
• Friday, Dec. 2: Kevin Fowler / LOCASH
• Saturday, Dec. 3: David Adam Byrnes / Casey Donahew
• Sunday, Dec. 4: Joe Diffie
• Monday, Dec. 5: Chancey Williams / Davisson Brothers Band
• Tuesday, Dec. 6: Glen Templeton / Chancey Williams
• Wednesday, Dec. 7: Glen Templeton / William Michael Morgan
• Thursday, Dec. 8: Brandon Lay / Josh Thompson
• Friday, Dec. 9: Brandon Lay / Granger Smith
• Saturday, Dec. 10: Daryle Singletary / Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

 

PARLOR LOUNGE
Parlor Lounge will provide live music to rodeo fans looking for a more intimate setting. Admission is complimentary with live music beginning at 9:30 p.m. nightly. The artists scheduled to perform are:

• November 29 – December 1: Brit Stokes
• December 2 – 3: Taryn Papa
• December 4 – 6: David Adam Byrnes
• December 7: Brandon Lay
• December 8: Glen Templeton
• December 9 – 10: Daryle Singletary

RON WHITE
As part of the Aces of Comedy series, Ron White, best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” will perform his hilarious stand-up comedy inside the Terry Fator Theatre December 2 – 3 and December 9 – 10. Performances start at 10 p.m. nightly.

Tickets start at $59.99 (not including applicable service charges) and can be purchased at mirage.com, ticketmaster.com, in-person at any MGM Resorts International box office or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

MGM Resorts Goes Country for 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo December 1 – 10

MGM Resorts Goes Country for 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo December 1 – 10

MGM Resorts International Goes Country for
2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Thursday, December 1 – Saturday, December 10

Ten Days of Activities Scheduled Featuring Live Entertainment by Top Country Music Artists,
Cowboy Autograph Signings, Drink Specials & More

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 MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and  and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino will host numerous events in conjunction with the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 1 – Saturday, Dec. 10. Activities include nightly live music performances by the biggest names in country as well as drink specials, live feeds of the rodeo, autograph signings and more.

MGM GRAND HOTEL & CASINO

As the “Home of the Champions,” MGM Grand has scheduled a variety of events fit for the premier championship rodeo event of the year and its fans. Throughout the 10 days, the resort will provide numerous activities for NFR-goers including nightly concerts in the Gold Buckle Zone, autograph signings and the Miss Rodeo America Pageant.

GOLD BUCKLE ZONE
The famous Gold Buckle Zone, located at the MGM Grand Conference Center, is the nightly party that rodeo fans will not want to miss. The Gold Buckle Zone opens at 8 p.m. nightly with live music beginning on the Rock & Roll Denim Main Stage at 9 p.m. Admission is complimentary. The Gold Buckle Zone music lineup is as follows:

•    Thursday, Dec. 1:  Kevin Fowler / LOCASH
•    Friday, Dec. 2:  Davey Arnold / Clay Walker
•    Saturday, Dec. 3:  Davey Arnold / Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots
•    Sunday, Dec. 4:  Texas Jamm Band / Lonestar
•    Monday, Dec 5:  Texas Jamm Band / Joe Diffie
•    Tuesday, Dec. 6:  Texas Jamm Band / Davisson Brothers Band
•    Wednesday, Dec. 7:  Texas Jamm Band / Josh Thompson
•    Thursday, Dec. 8:  Texas Jamm Band / Corb Lund
•    Friday, Dec. 9:  Texas Jamm Band / Craig Wayne Boyd
•    Saturday, Dec. 10:  Texas Jamm Band / Eric Paslay    

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After the concerts end, Dee Jay Silver’s Country Club After-Party presented by Roper begins. Running nightly from midnight to 2 a.m., Dee Jay Silver will hop on the turntables and keep the Gold Buckle Zone party going into the early morning hours. Champion Tie-Down Roper Tuf Cooper will join Silver for special performances throughout the 10 days.

WRANGLER NFR COUNTDOWN SHOW & VIEWING PARTY 
The Wrangler NFR Countdown with Jen and Stran Smith will return to MGM Grand December 1 – 10 with tickets on sale now. Held in the David Copperfield Theater, the show will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the previous night’s rides as well as a preview of the upcoming performance’s draw. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to win giveaways from MGM Grand and Wrangler.

One ticket will provide access to both the Wrangler NFR Countdown show and the Live Viewing Party. Tickets start at $15, including tax and service fees, and are available for purchase at any MGM Grand box office. The Wrangler NFR Countdown show begins at 6 p.m. followed immediately by the Rodeo Viewing Party. Doors open at 5 p.m.

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA CONCERTS

Toby Keith
Superstar Toby Keith will bring his Interstates & Tailgates Tour presented by Ford F-Series to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Dec. 9. The concert also will feature country music duo Big & Rich. It is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. 

Tickets start at $35 (not including applicable service charges) and can be purchased at MGMGrand.com, AXS.com, in-person at any MGM Resorts International box office or by calling the MGM Resorts Call Center at 866.740.7711.

Tim McGraw
Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician Tim McGraw will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec. 10 to perform a variety of his greatest hits. Singer-songwriter Chris Janson will open for McGraw. The concert is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. with doors set to open at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $79.50 (not including applicable service charges) and can be purchased at MGMGrand.com, AXS.com, in-person at any MGM Resorts International box office or by calling the MGM Resorts Call Center at 866.740.7711.

RODNEY CARRINGTON
As part of his Here Comes The Truth tour, Rodney Carrington will return to the David Copperfield Theater December 1 – 10. Shows start at 10 p.m. nightly. Tickets start at $59.99 (not including applicable service charges) and can be purchased at MGMGrand.com, AXS.com, in-person at any MGM Resorts International box office or by calling the MGM Resorts Call Center at 866.740.7711.

LOSERS BAR
After a successful run as a “pop-up” venue, Losers Bar will officially open at MGM Grand during this year’s National Finals Rodeo. The flagship venue, located in Nashville, opened 11 years ago and was founded by Erv Woolsey and Steve Ford.

On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Las Vegas location will celebrate its Grand Opening with platinum-selling country artist Mark Chesnutt who will perform beginning at 9:30 p.m. Chesnutt’s performance will launch a week of special shows by country artists, including one night with Nashville’s crowd-pleasing Losers house band.

In the space formerly occupied by Rouge Lounge, Losers will feature live music nightly in a casual, rustic setting. The new venue also will have one of the largest TV screens in MGM Grand and serve tap beers and its signature Bootwacker frozen drink, “Capri Suns.”

2016 MISS RODEO AMERICA PAGEANT
Guests will have the opportunity to watch the reigning 32 State Rodeo Queens compete for the coveted Miss Rodeo America crown by competing in the areas of appearance, horsemanship and personality. Events held at MGM Grand and open to the public are as follows:

Wednesday, Nov. 30
Miss Rodeo America Speeches (David Copperfield Theater) – 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 2
Miss Rodeo America Fashion Show (Gold Buckle Zone) – 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4
Miss Rodeo America Coronation (Gold Buckle Zone) – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

COWBOY AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS AND MEET & GREETS
MGM Grand is not only the official hotel of the Tie-Down Roping competitors, but it houses several popular PRCA Gold Buckle athletes including Trevor Brazile, Tuf Cooper, Luke Branquinho, Sage Kimzey, Shane Proctor and Fallon Taylor, among others. The group of cowboys and cowgirls will sign autographs and meet fans in the MGM Grand Main Lobby Friday, Dec. 2 and Friday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day.

Additionally the Crown Royal Riders also will meet with fans at Whiskey Down Friday, Dec. 2 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The 15 Tie-Down Roping contestants will sign autographs for fans in the MGM Grand Main Lobby Saturday, Dec. 3 from noon to 2 p.m.

 

MANDALAY BAY RESORT AND CASINO

Mandalay Bay has once again partnered with the producers of the annual Roper Cowboy Marketplace, Group W Productions, and also is excited to host nine days of “Nashville Unplugged,” a songwriter in the round show, among other NFR-related activities.

ROPER COWBOY MARKETPLACE
The expansive Roper Cowboy Marketplace will be located in Bayside E at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Thursday, Dec. 1 – Saturday, Dec. 10. This must-see NFR shopping extravaganza features more than 200 Western vendors and will provide guests the opportunity to purchase everything from clothing, home goods and more. It will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with complimentary admission.

COWBOYVILLE
Cowboyville, located at Mizuya Lounge, will host nightly live viewings of the WNFR beginning at 7 p.m. Additionally, live entertainment before and after the live feed is scheduled, ensuring guests never have to leave Mandalay Bay to enjoy a night of NFR action.

“Nashville Unplugged,” a songwriter in the round show, will bring the most successful writers from Nashville to the heart of Mandalay Bay when they perform December 1 – 9 at Mizuya Lounge. Performances begin at 4 p.m. daily. The shows are intimate and all-acoustic, creating a nightly interactive connection between the songwriters and the audience.

Immediately following the nightly live rodeo feeds, Wolf Creek (December 1 – 5) and the Ray Allaire Band (December 6 – 10) will perform on the Mizuya Lounge stage.

HOUSE OF BLUES RESTAURANT & BAR
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar will rope in rodeo fans when it hosts nightly viewings of the rodeo as well as live music daily. House of Blues also will offer guests drink specials and more.

 

MONTE CARLO RESORT AND CASINO

Double Barrel Roadhouse will be the NFR headquarters for Monte Carlo who, once again, is the “Home of the WNFR Bareback Riders.” The restaurant, located on the Las Vegas Strip, will host nightly Rodeo Live Feed Viewing Parties beginning at 6 p.m. as well as an autograph session with the Top 15 NFR Bareback Riders Thursday, Dec. 8 from noon to 2 p.m.

The Bareback Riders also will make an appearance at Double Barrel Friday, Dec. 9 for the Rodeo After-Party. Whether rodeo fans are looking for a cold beer, an autograph from their favorite bareback rider or a fun yet relaxing atmosphere to watch the rodeo, there will be something for everyone at Monte Carlo.

Scoot Your Boots to Treasure Island for NFR Week

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Scoot Your Boots to Treasure Island for NFR Week

Treasure Island, the official sponsor hotel of the 2016 National Finals Rodeo (NFR) Bull Riders, will offer room packages, food and beverage specials and live entertainment December 1-10, 2016.

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Country Hits
Rising country stars LoCash will perform hit songs like “I Know Somebody” and “I Love This Life” live at Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que nightly, December 4-7, after the rodeo. The duo, who co-wrote chart toppers like Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah” and Keith Urban’s “You Gonna Fly,” will be joined by opener Stephanie Quayle (“Drinking with Dolly”).A $10 cover charge begins at 9 p.m.

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Bull Riders
NFR bull riders will sign autographs at Gilley’s, Tuesday, December 7 at 12 p.m.

Drink Specials
NFR crowds can enjoy drink specials at Gilley’s and Breeze Bar until 10 p.m. daily:
$6 shots of Crown Royal, Crown Royal Vanilla, Crown Royal Apple, Bulleit Bourbon, Ketel One Vodka and Don Julio tequila.
$7 cocktails made with Crown Royal, Crown Royal Vanilla, Crown Royal Apple, Ketel One Vodka or Don Julio tequila.
$9 mules made with Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel or Ketel One Vodka and ginger beer.
5 for $25 buckets of Bud Light, Four Peaks, Hop Knot IPA or Sam Adams Boston Lager.
$5 14 oz. drafts of Bud Light, Shock Top, Four Peaks Kilt Lifter, Angry Orchard Apple Cider or Rebel IPA.

Specialty Drinks:
Desert Flower – Crown Royal Vanilla Whisky, guava nectar, hibiscus syrup. $8
The Mule – Choice of Ketel One Vodka or Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel and ginger beer. $9
Cowgirl Lemonade – Crown Royal Vanilla Whisky, raspberries and blackberries, agave nectar and lemonade. $8
Bite the Bulleit – Bulleit Bourbon, orange liqueur, splash of orange juice, splash of cranberry and simple syrup. $8
Texas Two Step Margarita – Don Julio tequila, St. Germaine Elderflower liqueur, agave nectar, sour mix and Sierra Mist. $8
The Gilleyup – Ketel One Vodka and Rockstar Energy Drink. $8

Here’s Your Sign

Blue Collar Comedy star Bill Engvall will bring a fresh stand-up show to the Treasure Island Theatre December 2 at 9 p.m. Tickets start at only $59.95 plus taxes and service fees and are available now at the TI Box Office, 702-894-7722.

Stay & Play
Room packages start at $69 Sunday through Thursday nights and include a free shuttle to and from the Thomas & Mack Center, live NFR TV satellite feed and a TI Gilley’s NFR Souvenir. Treasure Island will also offer its NFR guests 2-for-1 draft beers at Gilley’s, dinner at The Buffet and tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère; as well as 20 percent off services at Oleksandra Spa & Salon, Bill Engvall show tickets and admission to Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. To make reservations, call 800-944-7444.

For more information about Treasure Island, and specials during Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, visit www.treasureisland.com.

About Treasure Island
Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip is a privately owned hotel and casino and stands alone as the only major Strip property to claim that unique market position. Boasting nearly 3,000 guest rooms, Treasure Island is a world-class destination for headline entertainment. Home to Mystère, the classic Cirque du Soleil performance combines the powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery that has become the company’s hallmark. Upscale and casual dining choices, hip nightspots and indulgent spa and shopping experiences further complement the one-of-a-kind Treasure Island guest experience. For information visit www.treasureisland.comhttps://www.facebook.com/TIvegas or follow the property on Twitter @TIVegas.

LOCASH To Perform National Anthem Prior To Game Two Of 2016 World Series

LOCASH TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM PRIOR TO GAME TWO OF 2016 WORLD SERIES

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LOCASH Recently Topped Charts with No. 1 Single “I Know Somebody”

 Major League Baseball announced Reviver Records hot country duo LOCASH, comprised of Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, will perform the National Anthem prior to Game Two of the 2016 World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 26 on FOX.

The country duo recently topped Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck with their smash No. 1 hits “I Know Somebody” and “I Love This Life”. Both singles are included on their new album THE FIGHTERS, their first full-length project with Reviver Records.

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The nonstop duo continues their North American tour to promote THE FIGHTERS (available here), which includes additional dates part of Live Nation’s ‘Ones To Watch’ Tour. Rolling Stone Country recently profiled their headlining ‘Ones To Watch’ Tour with Reviver Records labelmate and hot newcomer Michael Tyler (tour dates below). BMLG Records Ryan Follese will also join LOCASH for select shows. CLICK HERE for more information on special VIP packages and tickets.

“I Know Somebody,” follows their chart-topping, RIAA Gold-Certified “I Love This Life.” Both hits are included on their new album THE FIGHTERS (available here), their first full-length project with Reviver Records. “I Know Somebody” has already racked up more than 16 million streams and sold more than 133,000 units. The “I Know Somebody” video is currently on CMT and Great American Country’s Top 20 Countdown (click here to vote).

For more information on LOCASH, visit locashmusic.com and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. CLICK HERE for more information on Live Nation’s ‘Ones To Watch’ shows, special VIP packages and tickets.

LOCASH ‘ONES TO WATCH’ TOUR:
Nov. 11 Bogarts – Cincinnati, Ohio.
Nov. 17 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, Ky.
Nov. 18 Deluxe at Old National – Indianapolis, Ind.
Jan. 05 Terminal West – Atlanta, Ga.
Jan. 06 House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Jan. 07 House of Blues – North, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Jan. 11 House of Blues – Houston, Texas
Jan. 12 House of Blues – Dallas, Texas
Jan. 13 House of Blues – New Orleans, La.
Jan. 28 The Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, Calif.
Feb. 08 House of Blues – Boston, Mass.
Feb. 09 Irving Place – New York, N.Y.
Feb. 10 The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, N.C.
Feb. 11 The Ritz – Raleigh, N.C.
Feb. 15 House of Blues – Cleveland, Ohio**
Feb. 17 Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, Pa.
March 23 The Cabooze – Minneapolis, Minn.
March 25 Summit Music Hall – Denver, Colo.
April 22 Delmar Hall – Saint Louis, Mo**
*Michael Tyler will not appear on this date
**Ryan Follese will not appear on this date

ADDITIONAL LOCASH TOUR DATES:
Nov. 03 Mavericks Live – Jacksonville, Fla.
Nov. 09 Tequila Cowboy Bar & Grill – Pittsburgh, Pa.
Nov. 20 Herrin Civic Center – Herrin, Ill.
Jan. 14 Country Cruising Cruise – January 14-19

LOCASH is booked by CAA.

Country Cruising Announces Concert Schedule Featuring Country Music’s Hottest Acts: Chris Young, Kelsea Ballerini, Montgomery Gentry, LOCASH and More

COUNTRY CRUISING ANNOUNCES CONCERT SCHEDULE FEATURING COUNTRY MUSIC’S HOTTEST ACTS CHRIS YOUNG, KELSEA BALLERINI, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, LOCASH AND MORE

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Country Music Cruising Experience Set For January 14-19, 2017 Over 70 Percent Sold; Cabins Begin at $1199

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With one of the hottest lineups at sea, Country Cruising is set to sail in January 2017. The experience will feature on-board activities unmatched by other cruise lines including nightly shows on the main stage, performances around the ship, autograph sessions, a songwriters workshop, line dancing, artist photo opportunities and more.

Country Cruising Performance Schedule:
Saturday
Main Stage Shows: Charles Esten and Clare Bowen, stars of “Nashville,”
Sail Away Party: LOCASH
Colony Club Stage: Ray Scott, Dallas Smith
Centrum Stage: Lucas Hoge

Sunday
Main Stage Shows: Montgomery Gentry and Phil Vassar
Deck Party: Halfway to Hazard
Late Night Deck Party: Diamond Rio
Colony Club Stage: Tate Stevens, Olivia Lane, Lucy Angel

Monday
Main Stage Shows: Montgomery Gentry and Phil Vassar
Deck Party BBQ: LOCASH
Pool Stage: Olivia Lane, Ray Scott, Lucy Angel
Colony Club Stage: Dallas Smith, Lucas Hoge, Tate Stevens

Tuesday
Early Main Stage Show: Chris Young
Late Main Stage Show: Kelsea Ballerini
Sail Away Party: Diamond Rio
Late Night Deck Party: Chasing Crazy/Clark Hill Jam Session
Colony Club Stage: Ray Scott, Lucas Hoge

Wednesday
Early Main Stage Show: Kelsea Ballerini
Late Main Stage Show: Chris Young
Pool Stage: Lucas Hoge, Dallas Smith, Halfway to Hazard, Tate Stevens
Colony Club Stage: Olivia Lane, Lucy Angel

The full lineup for the five day cruise includes a trio of the hottest artists today – Kelsea Ballerini, LOCASH, and Chris Young, in addition to “Nashville” cast members Charles Esten and Clare Bowen, as well as longtime fan favorites Montgomery Gentry, Diamond Rio, Phil Vassar, and Halfway To Hazard. The cruise’s organizers go the extra mile by providing a wide array of talent on the Brilliance of the Seas® with the top newcomers in the format being represented on the cruise – Lucas Hoge, Tate Stevens, Platinum-selling Canadian artist Dallas Smith, James Wesley, Olivia Lane, Lucy Angel, Australian act Viper Creek, Ray Scott, Clark Hill, Maggie Baugh, The Cains, Wesley Spangler and Bianca Moon.

Pricing begins at $1199 for interior rooms, ocean views are still available for $1399, Balcony for $1499, Superior Balcony for $1599 and Junior Suites for $1999. Country fans will want to get their cabins now, before this cruise sells out!

Country Cruising will set sail on January 14, 2017 from Tampa, and will stop in Key West before making its’ voyage to Cozumel, Mexico. The ship will arrive back in Tampa on January 19. Country Cruising offers the Country Music fan an amazing experience – a five night cruise, with accommodations and all meals taken care of during the event, as well as autograph sessions, photo opportunities, daily musical performances, and songwriter workshops. The Brilliance of the Seas ship is a beautiful Radiance-class ship that combines sleek swiftness, panoramic vistas, and wide-open spaces. With acres of glass enclosing the nine-story central atrium, elevators facing the sea, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, guests will never be at a loss for an incredible view.

For more information about tickets and payment plans, visit www.CountryCruising.com

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Recap: Beerhaus Kicks Off Oktoberfest at The Park with Celebrity Keg Tapping

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 Beerhaus Kicks Off Oktoberfest at The Park with Celebrity Keg Tapping

 

The first-annual Oktoberfest at The Park opened with a lively party at Beerhaus, highlighted by American Country music duo LOCASH tapping the keg and jumpstarting the festivities. The pair tapped a commemorative firkin, then danced and cheered with the crowd with a series of boisterous drinking chants.

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Prior to the keg tapping, The Dummkopfs – a Las Vegas-local ensemble – built up the excitement with toe-tapping polkas and punny jokes, only pausing to lead the crowd in traditional German toasts. A strongman competition challenged guests to hit the bell to the top of a tower and a giant Connect Four game saw many intense rivalries settled. The beer was flowing, the smiles were glowing and everyone’s German spirit was showing.

 

Oktoberfest at The Park is transforming the entertainment district in front of T-Mobile Arena into a scene straight out of Munich, with live music, classic drinking games and limited-edition brews offered throughout the weekend. Continuing at 4 p.m. today and Sunday, Oct. 2, guests can fill their steins and sample 10 different Oktoberfest brews while enjoying bratwurst, German potato salad and more.

ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL CLOSES IN ON LAS VEGAS TAKEOVER; REVEALS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED “NEXT FROM NASHVILLE” STAGE LINEUP, ADDITIONAL MAIN STAGE ARTISTS AND MORE

ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL CLOSES IN ON LAS VEGAS TAKEOVER;
REVEALS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED “NEXT FROM NASHVILLE” STAGE LINEUP,
ADDITIONAL MAIN STAGE ARTISTS AND MORE
 

 

Third Annual Country Music Festival Also Announces Artist Schedule and
Onsite Fan Activities at Las Vegas Village Sept. 30-Oct. 2 

 

With an unrivaled main stage lineup headed up by Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town and Chris Young, the third annual Route 91 Harvest announced today that Brooke Eden, Dan + Shay, LOCASH and Randy Rogers Band have been added to the festival lineup. Additionally, DJ Rock will keep the party going between sets.

 

The second stage, known as “Next From Nashville,” lineup was also revealed. Courtney Cole, Jordan Davis, Russell Dickerson, Seth Ennis, Haley Georgia, Ryan Hurd, LANco, Jon Langston, Aaron Lewis, William Michael Morgan, Royal Bliss, Runaway June, Tyler Reeve, Aubrie Sellers, Lucie Silvas, Tara Thompson, Aaron Watson and Brett Young will take the stage that has firmly established itself within the genre as a much-coveted platform to showcase country music’s red-hot emerging acts. Set to take place at the Las Vegas Village Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, the artist schedule for Route 91 Harvest is available now at www.rt91harvest.com.

 

With a reputation for offering fans “Nashville’s finest, belting out their hits with the backdrop of the Luxor pyramid and glimmering Mandalay Bay” (Rolling Stone), Route 91 Harvest is introducing new features to enhance this year’s onsite experience. Fans will have the option to go “cashless,” using their wristbands as a “digital wallet” that will allow them to make payments at food vendors and stores around the festival without the need for cash, credit or debit cards. Ticket holders will have access to download the Route 91 Harvest App, which will offer features including a schedule builder, friend finder and a custom virtual photo booth.

 

For those looking to fully embrace Route 91 Harvest’s spirit, there is the option to indulge in this year’s new vendors, Strings of Hope, License to Boot and Strictly Western, Henna Envy, Pretty Hunter, Boot Roxx, as well as returning staples Down N’ Dirty Hats and Wallet Buckle. Thrill Seekers can also take in the bright lights of the infamous Las Vegas Strip on the vertigo swing and relax at the Malibu Rum Beach House with a refreshing cocktail.

 

For more information on Route 91 Harvest follow updates on Facebook: facebook.com/Route91Harvest, Twitter: twitter.com/Route91Harvest, Instagram: instagram.com/route91harvest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #Rt91Harvest.

 

LOCASH and Tara Thompson to Perform at Country In The Cove in Lake Las Vegas

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Country In The Cove Comes to Lake Las Vegas on Aug. 28
LOCASH and Tara Thompson to Perform

 

LOCASH and Tara Thompson headline the annual Country In The Cove beach party on Sunday, Aug. 28. Presented by 95.5 The Bull and Corona, it moves to the beach at the Reflection Bay Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas this year. Proceeds will benefit the Lake Mead Yacht Club, which founded the country music-themed event and opened in 1955.

 

The Bull’s Lois Lewis and JoJo Turnbeaugh will host the party from noon to 6 p.m. which will kick off with a DJ playing country music favorites before the concert on the floating stage beginning at 4 p.m. Festivities also will include give-a-ways and a variety of Lake Las Vegas’ fee-based water sports and watercraft rentals, including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, flyboard and pedal boats.

 

LOCASH, comprised of Preston Brust and Chris Lucas, topped the Country Billboard Chart at No. 2 with their hit single “I Love This Life.” Their 10-year partnership has yielded hit singles and sold-out concert appearances in the United States and abroad. They recently signed with Reviver Records and released their current single “I Know Somebody.”

 

Tara Thompson, the young cousin of Loretta Lynn, performs her own music, including her debut single titled “Someone to Take Your Place.” She is expected to release a full-length album later this year.

 

Attendees will be able to enjoy the entertainment from the Reflection Bay club house, beach or water. Entry to the event is $9.55 per person with advance tickets or $15 per person at the event. Children, age 12 and younger, are free. To purchase tickets, visit www.lakemeadyc.org.

 

The Lake Mead Yacht Club is a social club dedicated to the love of boating and promoting boating safety, conservation and the enjoyment of the Lake Mead recreation area.

 

Country In The Cove will bring Lake Las Vegas’ “Summer of Celebration” to a close. It began with the debut of the new Seasons Market in MonteLago Village and included the opening of several new home communities along with other events to highlight the many new developments throughout the Lake Las Vegas master planned residential, resort and golf community surrounding a 320-acre private lake.

 

Lake Las Vegas is conveniently located east off the Galleria Parkway Exit and I-515/U.S. 93/ U.S. 95.  Follow signage to parking for shuttle bus service to Reflection Bay. Outside coolers are not allowed at the event.

For directions and information, visit www.lakelasvegas.com.

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