Lineup Announced for WME’s 2nd Annual Bash at The Beach to Be Held Friday & Saturday, April 13-14 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

 

LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR WME’S 2nd ANNUAL BASH AT THE BEACH
TO BE HELD FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 13-14TH
AT MANDALAY BAY RESORT AND CASINO IN LAS VEGAS

EVENT BENEFITS ACM LIFTING LIVES® AS PART OF ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE ®
WEEKEND OF 53rd ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

The lineup has been announced for WME’s second annual BASH at the BEACH. The two-night concert will take place at the Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14. Concert-goers are invited to bring blankets, sit on the beach, or wade in the surf while enjoying the music from the cool confines of Mandalay Bay’s 1.6-million-gallon wave pool.

Arena-headlining country superstar and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee, Chris Young, is set to close out the two-night event with a special performance on Saturday night. Bringing his trademark high energy, platinum selling artist and widely praised performer Chris Janson will headline Friday night’s show. Cam, Dee Jay Silver, Granger Smith, Jordan Davis, LANCO, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Morgan Wallen, Parmalee, RaeLynn and Scotty McCreery are also set to perform. For a detailed show schedule, please go to www.partyforacause.com.

With the purchase of one ticket, fans can enjoy two nights of high-energy performances by country music’s hottest stars. Proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music.

This event is the latest to be announced in connection with the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause festivities, and it will be the place to be during “The Week Vegas Goes Country.” Fans will be able to purchase their two-day passes to BASH at the BEACH beginning Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m. PST at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Pre-sales begin Tuesday, March 13 at 10 a.m. PST.

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.

About Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About WME

WME is a leading global entertainment agency. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, WME represents artists and content creators across books, digital media, film, food, music, television and theater. WME is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network.

Rí Rá Las Vegas Rings in the Irish New Year with Pub-Wide Celebration and Toast at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31



Rí Rá Las Vegas Rings in the Irish New Year with Pub-Wide Celebration and Toast at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.  31

 

What: In traditional Irish spirit, Rí Rá Las Vegas invites guests to kick off their New Year’s Eve festivities early with the arrival of the Irish New Year and a pub-wide celebratory toast as Ireland enters 2017. Throughout the celebration, Rí Rá will bring the festivities from Dublin to Las Vegas in addition to a performance by the Black Donnelly’s at 8:45 p.m. A second celebratory toast will be held at midnight.

 

When:
Saturday, Dec. 31

3 to 4:30 p.m.
Pub-wide toast will take place at 4 p.m. as Ireland enters 2017

 

Where:
Rí Rá Las Vegas

The Shoppes at Mandalay Place
3930 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV, 89119

 

 

Details: Locals and visitors are welcome to join in the New Year’s Eve craic at Rí Rá Las Vegas as they tap into the celebrations happening in Dublin, Ireland. After Ireland’s New Year’s Eve toast the celebrations continue as guests join Rí Rá in celebrating 2017 with a performance at 8:45 p.m. by the Black Donnelly’s and another toast to the new year in Las Vegas at midnight. During the party, Rí Rá will feature special menu items, including Charred Pork Belly Scallops ($18.95), Prime Rib Carvery ($24.95), Half Rack of Lamb ($32.95), Beef Wellington ($32.95) and their famous Black Velvet Cocktail ($7.75). The pub’s New Year’s Eve party is free and open to the public.

About Rí Rá Las Vegas
Crafted in the warm pub style of 19th century Ireland, Rí Rá Las Vegas is located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place.  The authentic Irish pub features a multitude of artifacts that were carefully restored in Wicklow, Ireland and shipped to their new home in Las Vegas. Rí Rá Las Vegas contains an authentic Victorian Shop bar that began its life in Ireland in the 1880s, a whiskey bar adorned with an original glazed jewelry cabinet from 1900, an oak floor from a whiskey distillery and an 8-foot-tall, 500-pound carved plaster statue of St. Patrick dating back to 1850.  The pub hosts live entertainment seven nights a week in a music room constructed with artifacts dating back to 1890 from the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland. Born and raised in Dublin, Rí Rá Las Vegas owners David Kelly and Ciaran Sheehan have been close friends since they were 14-years-old. Kelly and Sheehan later partnered with Jay Luther, whom Kelly met while working for Guinness. Rí Rá Las Vegas is one of nine pubs the trio has opened in the U.S.

 

Follow Rí Rá Las Vegas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

TONY DOVOLANI ADDED TO THE STAR- STUDDED SKATING AND DANCING CAST OF SHALL WE DANCE

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TONY DOVOLANI ADDED TO THE STAR- STUDDED SKATING AND DANCING CAST OF SHALL WE DANCE ON ICE

AT THE MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

Tickets for Shall We Dance on Ice are on-sale now

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 Mandalay Bay and Disson Skating are pleased to announce professional dancer Tony Dovolani has been added to the cast of Shall We Dance on Ice coming to Las Vegas Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. Dovolani replaces Tristan MacManus who is out with an injury.

Dovolani was born in Prishtina, Kosovo and began Albanian folk dancing at age three after being inspired by watching Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly films. After immigrating to the United States as a political refugee from his native Kosovo at age 15, Dovolani trained at a Connecticut Fred Astaire dance studio and eventually became one of the most dominant competitive dancers in the country.

A two-time world dance champion, Emmy-nominated choreographer, and certified world judge, Dovolani brought his expertise to Hollywood when he coached Jennifer Lopez, Richard Gere, and Stanley Tucci for the 2004 film “Shall We Dance,” in which he also had a small role. He then joined ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” for its second season and captured our attention with partner Stacy Keibler, when the two placed third in the finals. During the “Dancing with the Stars: All-Star Season,” season 15, Dovolani and dance partner Melissa Rycroft won the show and took home the Mirrorball Trophy. Dovolani co-founded Dance With Me USA Dance Studios in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Los Angeles and Houston. Dovolani also is a guest correspondent for “EXTRA.”

Shall We Dance on Ice will showcase a journey of dance through the ages with dancing, ice skating and music. The show will also feature a live musical performance by the Goo Goo Dolls, who recently released their new album Boxes. The show will feature top ice dancers and professional dancers who have choreographed numbers to the Goo Goo Dolls’ music.

Tickets priced at $39.50, $49.50, $74.50 and $99.50, plus service charges and taxes, are available now and can be purchased at any Mandalay Bay ticketing outlet, online at mandalaybay.com and AXS.com, or by phone at (702) 632-7580.

The cast features the most decorated ice dancing team in U.S. figure skating history, 2014 Olympic Champions, two-time World Champions and six-time U.S. Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Following the Olympics, Davis and White competed in the 18th season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars where Davis was crowned champion and White was a semi-finalist.

The three professional dancers joining Dovolani are Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower, and Anna Trebunskaya.

The magical night will be hosted by Robert Herjavec, the star of ABC’s “Shark Tank” and a former “Dancing with the Stars” contestant. He will be joined by 1992 Olympic gold medalist and former “Dancing with the Stars” champion Kristi Yamaguchi.

About Disson Skating:
Disson Skating annually produces nationally televised figure skating spectaculars, all featuring celebrity guest artists on ABC. Disson Skating’s shows continue to capture large television audiences with every event and Disson Skating has earned the reputation as the leading producers of televised ice skating spectaculars in the United States.

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

MICHAEL MINA’S STRIPSTEAK AT MANDALAY BAY CELEBRATES 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

MICHAEL MINA’S STRIPSTEAK AT MANDALAY BAY CELEBRATES 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH THROWBACK MENUS THIS OCTOBER

 

In a city that is constantly evolving, STRIPSTEAK at Mandalay Bay has remained a guest favorite. This year the popular steakhouse by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina will celebrate its 10-year anniversary. Since the restaurant opened in 2006, it’s been known for being the only restaurant in Las Vegas to butter-poach the finest cuts of meat before finishing them on a Mesquite wood-burning grill. This signature cooking method creates tender, juicy steaks that have kept fans coming back for more. Since its debut, STRIPSTEAK has served more than 1.5 million guests.

Popular dishes such as the American Wagyu Ribcap, Truffled Mac ‘n’ Cheese and House-made Beignets with dipping sauces are complemented with an award-winning list of more than 110 single malt scotches. Every table at STRIPSTEAK is presented with a trio of Duck Fat Fries as a complimentary amuse bouche. A true crowd pleaser, the Duck Fat Fries is the restaurant’s most photographed dish on social media and Yelp. As a tribute to all of the great dishes from the past and present, the restaurant will offer special dish and cocktail selections from previous menus throughout the month of October.

“What a fun 10 years it has been,” said Chef Michael Mina. “I want to thank our amazing restaurant team who continues to execute outstanding cuisine and service nightly, our Mandalay Bay family who has been supportive since our arrival and of course, our guests who return time and again. We wouldn’t be here without you. I look forward to many more good times ahead.”

Beginning October 1, guests will be able to enjoy anniversary specials from the restaurant’s 10 successful years. Items will be available à la carte and priced from $14-$50. Michael Mina’s Root Beer Float, a signature dessert served at a number of the famed chef’s restaurants and STRIPSTEAK favorite, the Rock n’ Rye cocktail will be available to order throughout October. The weekly specials are as follows:

October 1-7

Tomato Soup, served with lobster-stuffed grilled cheese

Ahi Tuna Nicoise, a classic nicoise salad with flavorful ahi tuna

Sour Cherry Margarita, made with Herradura silver tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice and sour cherry syrup, topped with an Amarena cherry garnish and finished with a cherry Kool-Aid rim

Grape Fizz, created with Skyy grape vodka, grape jam, fresh lime and a splash of soda

October 8-14

Bacon-Wrapped Lobster Fritters, made with lobster, shiso leaves, butter lettuce, and Meyer lemon crème fraiche, wrapped in juicy bacon

Spinach Souffle, a savory soufflé made with spinach and parmesan cheese

Claymore, made with Oban 14 single malt scotch, St. Germaine, peach Lambic beer and fresh lime served over a block of ice to achieve a perfectly chilled cocktail

Love Affair, a blend of Grey Goose L’Orange vodka, Lillet Blanc and white cranberry juice

October 15-21

Foie Gras Sliders, topped with caramelized onion jus and served on brioche buns

Tomato-Dusted Onion Rings, fried onions, lightly dusted with tomatoes

Pomegranate Caipiroska, a blend of Pearl pomegranate vodka, pomegranate juice and muddled lime

Pineapple Mojito, a refreshing creation built with Mount Gay rum, Bacardi Limón rum and brown sugar muddled with pineapple and mint. Garnished with a mint sprig

October 22-31

Crab Louis Lettuce Cups, Romaine lettuce filled with crab, avocado and spicy Sriracha vinaigrette

Chicken Fried Steak, lightly battered steak, fried to a beautiful golden brown

Adult Cherry Lemonade, a refreshing mixture of Grey Goose Cherry Noir vodka, muddled Amarena cherries, and fresh lemonade, shaken together and served with an Amarena cherry garnish

Perfect 10, Tanqueray 10 gin combined with elderflower syrup and orange blossom water, served straight up with an orange peel garnish

Since 2006, STRIPSTEAK has offered guests a modern take on the classic steakhouse while using the highest quality ingredients including all-natural meat, line-caught seafood, and fresh, seasonal produce. For more information, visit STRIPSTEAK online.

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MANDALAY BAY
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand and the only climate-controlled, poolside gaming in the city. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. In September 2014, Delano Las Vegas, a luxury all-suite hotel, opened adjacent to Mandalay Bay. Mandalay Bay is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit Mandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

MINA GROUP
Mina Group is a San Francisco-based restaurant management company specializing in creating and operating upscale, innovative restaurant concepts. Mina Group is led by Chef/Founder Michael Mina whose accolades include James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage” inductee in 2013, Bon Appétit Chef of the Year, Food Arts Silver Spoon Award Winner, San Francisco Magazine Chef of the Year, and International Food and Beverage Forum’s Restaurateur of the Year. Operating since 2003, Mina Group currently manages 27 concepts including MICHAEL MINA in San Francisco (Esquire Magazine’s Restaurant of the Year 2011); RN74 at Millennium Tower in San Francisco and RN74 at the Joshua Green Building in Seattle; PABU and THE RAMEN BAR at 101 California in San Francisco; CLOCK BAR at The Westin St. Francis on Union Square in San Francisco; BOURBON STEAK, BOURBON PUB and Michael Mina’s Tailgate at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara; STRIPSTEAK Waikiki at the International Market Place; STRIPSTEAK at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas; MICHAEL MINA Bellagio at Bellagio in Las Vegas; BARDOT BRASSERIE at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas; MICHAEL MINA 74 and STRIPSTEAK at Fontainebleau Miami Beach; Locale Market and FarmTable Kitchen at Sundial St. Petersburg in Florida; and THE HANDLE BAR in Jackson Hole. For a complete list of restaurants please visit http://michaelmina.net.
Follow Michael Mina on Facebook at Michael Mina, twitter @ChefMichaelMina and Instagram at ChefMichaelMina.

Gin Blossoms to Perform at ECF M.E.N.U.S. on Sept. 16

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Gin Blossoms to Perform at ECF M.E.N.U.S. on Sept. 16

The Gin Blossoms will perform live at Epicurean Charitable Foundation’s (ECF) grand event M.E.N.U.S. on Friday, Sept. 16 at Mandalay Bay Beach. Guests can dance to hits “Hey Jealousy,” “Miss Disarray,” and “Follow You Down” while enjoying food & beverage from the city’s finest chefs and restaurants.

The band produced their first studio album in 1992, spawning the chart toppers “Hey Jealousy” and “Found Out About You” that skyrocketed their career. In 1996, they released their second major album with another top 10 hit, “Follow You Down.” After a six year break from 1997-2002, the band reunited to release their fourth and fifth albums in 2006 and 2010. Recently, they’ve announced they are recording a new album which will be released in fall 2016.

“Music and food go hand in hand and we’re ecstatic the Gin Blossoms are performing at this year’s M.E.N.U.S.,” said Melissa Arias, ECF’s executive director. “We are always looking to take this event to the next level and this performance, along with the incredible food & beverage offerings, will create a night not to be missed.”

Bill Foley, owner of Las Vegas’ first NHL team, will be honored for his contributions to the city at the event. Exciting silent auction packages are available to view and bid on now at menus16.auction-bid.org/micro2.php.

Proceeds from M.E.N.U.S. support ECF’s primary charitable endeavor of providing annual scholarships to deserving local high school students interested in pursuing careers in hospitality or the culinary arts. Since its inception in 2001, ECF has given $1.5 million in scholarships to Clark County students. ECF is comprised of 25 of Las Vegas’ top food & beverage and hospitality executives dedicated to assisting students in becoming future leaders in their professions.

Tickets are $500 per person and can be purchased at ecflv.org. Guests must be 21 years or older. For questions on purchasing tickets or becoming a sponsor, contact Melissa Arias at 702.932.5098 or Melissa@ecflv.org.

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(Scott Johnson, Bill Leen, Robin Wilson and Jesse Valenzuela – Gin Blossoms)

About Epicurean Charitable Foundation of Las Vegas
Founded in 2001 and comprised of 25 of Las Vegas’ top food & beverage and hospitality executives, Epicurean Charitable Foundation (ECF) is dedicated to providing scholarships and unique mentorship opportunities to deserving local students passionate about pursuing a career in hospitality or culinary arts. To support the mission, ECF holds a grand annual fundraiser, known as M.E.N.U.S. (Mentoring and Educating Nevada’s Upcoming Students), featuring an exclusive dine-around, live entertainment and elaborate amenities. For more information, call 702.932.5098, visit ecflv.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @EpicureanLV.

Minus5 Ice Bar at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place to Offer Icy March Madness Specials

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MINUS5 ICE BAR AT THE SHOPPES AT MANDALAY PLACE TO OFFER ICY MARCH MADNESS SPECIALS

Grab your bracket and head over to Minus5 Ice Bar at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place for the ultimate March Madness viewing party. Starting Tuesday, March 15, guests can enjoy prime game-watching and slam-dunk drink specials at the “coolest” bar in Las Vegas during the month-long celebration of the men’s NCAA College Basketball Tournament.
After scoring in the all-new 1,300 square-foot ice bar, guests are invitedcozy, newly renovated ice lounge for unbeatable access to every game. Located adjacent to Minus5 Ice Bar, the ice lounge now features 13 state of the art high-definition televisions and seating for up to 500 guests on a flow, including a 20-seat bar and two private rooms that can accommodate up to 80 guests each, making it a great destination for any occasion.

While rooting for their favorite teams, guests can indulge in new cocktail offerings at the ice lounge. Highlights include Frost Bite (Wild Turkey American Honey “Sting” Bourbon, Mandarine Napoleon Liqueur, fresh lemon juice, orgeat syrup, and a dash of old fashioned bitters), Glacier Crush (Cruzan Aged Dark Rum, Jägermeister Spiced Liqueur, fresh lime juice, grapefruit syrup, and a dash of orange bitters), and much more. In addition, guests will be able to enjoy draft and bucket beer specials, along with Espolon Tequila, SKYY Vodka, Wild Turkey Bourbon drink specials to adhere to all the madness!

Minus5 Ice Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. For more information, please visit http://www.minus5experience.com.

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About Minus5
Created in New Zealand in 2001, Minus5 Ice Bar is a unique ice-themed experience where guests can enjoy quality vodka cocktails served in a glass made of 100% pure ice, all within the beauty of a -5° Celsius (23° Fahrenheit) stunning ice environment. This icy experience begins with donning Minus5 parkas and gloves, then entering a fully frozen attraction, complete with walls, tables, benches and a bar made completely of ice. Guests are surrounded by a variety of intricate works of art, carved out of pristine ice, and created by some of the country’s most award-winning ice carvers. The experience is rounded out with a state-of-the-art sound and LED light show, providing much more than just a place to grab a cold cocktail. It’s a true entertainment experience. Upon exiting, guests can purchase permanent memories of their time spent at Minus5 Ice Bar including high-quality logoed clothing, framed photographs and other cool merchandise. To learn more, visit
www.minus5experience.com or find them on Facebook and Twitter @Minus5IceBar.

Border Grill at Mandalay Bay Debuts New Monthly Event: Border Grill Patio Series

BORDER GRILL AT MANDALAY BAY DEBUTS NEW MONTHLY EVENT:
BORDER GRILL PATIO SERIES 
First Four Events Scheduled
March 21 | April 22 | May 19 | June 17
 A longtime Las Vegas culinary staple, Border Grill at Mandalay Bay, is launching a new monthly event: Border Grill Patio Series. Designed by executive chef Jamaal Taherzadeh to bring diverse, one-of-a-kind events to Las Vegas tourists and locals, Border Grill Patio Series will fuse the restaurant’s signature tastes with an outside element – literally and figuratively. 
Taking place on the beloved patio at Border Grill, each event in the Border Grill Patio Series will also incorporate something not usually offered at the modern Mexican restaurant. With an event happening each month during the warm weather season, the Patio Series will extend through the summer with the first four events already announced. More detailed information for each event will be unveiled soon.
Tickets for the first event, Spring Break Clam Bake on March 21, can be purchased by calling Border Grill at 702.632.7403 or visiting the website at www.bordergrill.com. Ticket information for the following three events will be released soon. 
Border Grill Patio Series Lineup
SPRING BREAK CLAM BAKE
March 21 | 6 – 8 p.m.
$97 (including tax & gratuity)
Tickets

Marking the first day of Spring, and in celebration of the Spring Break excitement that takes over the Las Vegas Strip, Border Grill is throwing a Spring Break Clam Bake party. Featuring a massive bonfire on the patio, the Border Grill team will expertly layer burlap sacks, vegetables, seasonings and a load of seafood to create the most extensive clam bake in recent memory. Not only will the spectacle be enough to have you (and your Instagram followers) in awe, but the heaping portions are guaranteed to leave each attendee beyond satisfied. Join us for this unlimited feast of sustainable clams, crabs and mussels, as well as chorizo, corn and potatoes over hickory applewood. Did we mention bottomless beer, sangria, margaritas and micheladas as well? Tickets are available now at www.bordergrill.com
FARM FRESH
April 22 
Border Grill Mandalay Bay’s Executive Chef Jamaal Taherzadeh has been participating in local farmers markets throughout the past year. Inspired by local farmers and their sustainable produce, Border Grill is bringing that concept to its Patio Series. During Farm Fresh, attendees will be introduced to a handful of local farmers while simultaneously tasting Border Grill dishes using the farmers’ locally grown produce and ingredients. To top it off, every guest will leave with their own grocery bag of farmer’s market items so they can utilize the locally grown produce in their home kitchens as well.
TOUR OF TEQUILAS
May 19
Tequila is a cornerstone of many Mexican cultures – and a necessity for anyone dining at Border Grill. When it comes to tequila, whether you take it straight up or in one of our award-winning margaritas, Border Grill has you covered. Tour of Tequilas invites guests to open their palate to the wide array of tequila classifications and brands. Coupled with signature menu items created by executive chef Jamaal Taherzadeh, each taste of tequila will take on a life of its own in this dine around-style event. 
AMOR À LA CARTE
June 17
In partnership with Love FrogKisser – an innovative matchmaking service focused on connecting consciously and finding lasting, real love – Border Grill is hosting Amor à la Carte. This multi-course progressive dinner crafted by Love FrogKisser will travel the country, with the debut event occurring at and tailored for Border Grill Mandalay Bay. Singles are encouraged to purchase tickets and arrive with hope of finding a meaningful connection!
This will not be a random matchmaking event; each single will be contacted by Dallisa Hocking, the founder of Love FrogKisser, to determine the most impactful pairings. Every person will be paired up with someone new for the first four courses, providing the chance to meet four potential partners. The fifth course will be mixer-style, so if a connection strikes in the first four courses, we can turn that spark into a flame! The fifth course will also serve as an opportunity to meet other hopefuls at the event. With Border Grill’s delicious menu offerings threading the night together, some may find that love is the main dish at Amor à la Carte. 
About Border Grill
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are co-chef/owners of the popular, critically acclaimed Border Grill restaurants & Truck, serving modern Mexican food in Las Vegas inside The Forum Shops at Caesars and Mandalay Bay, Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, and Los Angeles International Airport in Terminal 4 and Tom Bradley International Terminal. The Border Grill Truck can be found on the streets of Southern California and beyond cooking gourmet tacos, quesadillas, ceviche, and more.  Mary Sue and Susan, Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” and Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales,” are preeminent ambassadors of authentic Mexican cuisine, setting the standard for gourmet Mexican fare and authoring five cookbooks, including Cooking with Too Hot Tamales and Mesa Mexicana.  Active members of the community, Mary Sue and Susan play leading roles in Share Our Strength and the Scleroderma Research Foundation.  In addition, they are passionate about the environment and lead the culinary industry with their eco-friendly policies.  For more information, visit www.bordergrill.com.

Rí Rá Las Vegas Treats Guests to Afternoon Tea this Winter

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Rí Rá Las Vegas Treats Guest To 
Afternoon Tea This Winter

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Now available, Rí Rá Las Vegas introduces a traditional afternoon tea menu featuring a variety of leaf teas, finger sandwiches, homemade scones and decadent desserts.

 

Every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can enjoy a tea of their choice with a selection of afternoon treats. Priced at $22 per person, afternoon tea includes six finger sandwiches, two fruit scones, four desserts and a pot of tea for two. Dating back to the 1800s, afternoon tea has become a popular social event among Europeans. Traditionally served from 4 to 6 p.m., the afternoon meal features tiers of miniature crustless sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, curd, sweets and heaps of tea.

 

Rí Rá will serve of a variety of finger sandwiches, including egg mayonnaise, ham and tomato and Irish cheddar and Ballymaloe Relish. Guests may also pair their tea with freshly baked homemade fruit scones, served with fresh cream and raspberry or strawberry Irish preserve, as well as miniature desserts such as napoleons, raspberry roulade, fruit tartlets and chocolate-dipped macaroons. The pub’s range of leaf teas include:

 

  • Barrys Tea Gold Loose Leaf
  • Decaf Breakfast Full Leaf
  • Republic Darjeeling Black Full Leaf
  • Early Greyer Black Full Leaf
  • Organic Assam Breakfast Black Leaf
  • Wuyi Oolong Full Leaf
  • Chamomile Lemon Herbal Full Leaf
  • The People’s Green Full Leaf

 

Champagne tea is also available and features an afternoon tea meal followed by a glass of champagne for $30 per person. Additionally, guests with a smaller appetite can partake in cream tea, a freshly baked scone with cream and Irish preserve served alongside a tea of their choice for only $8.

 

Local Friday lunch discounts are not available for the afternoon tea menu.

 

About Rí Rá Las Vegas

Crafted in the warm pub style of 19th century Ireland, Rí Rá Las Vegas is located inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place.  The authentic Irish pub features a multitude of artifacts that were carefully restored in Wicklow, Ireland and shipped to their new home in Las Vegas.  Rí Rá Las Vegas contains an authentic Victorian Shop bar that began its life in Ireland in the 1880s, a whiskey bar adorned with an original glazed jewelry cabinet from 1900, an oak floor from a whiskey distillery and an 8-foot-tall, 500-pound carved plaster statue of St. Patrick dating back to 1850.  The pub hosts live entertainment seven nights a week in a music room constructed with artifacts dating back to 1890 from the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland. Born and raised in Dublin, Rí Rá Las Vegas owners David Kelly and Ciaran Sheehan have been close friends since they were 14-years-old. Kelly and Sheehan later partnered with Jay Luther, whom Kelly met while working for Guinness. Rí Rá Las Vegas is one of nine pubs the trio has opened in the U.S.

 

Follow Rí Rá Las Vegas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

Soul Train Weekend Presents R. Kelly with special guests Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Common

Soul Train Weekend Presents R. Kelly with special guests Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Common Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m.

Tickets on-sale this Friday at 10 a.m.!

Hip Hop and R&B legend R. Kelly announced today that he’ll be giving music fans the concert event of the year at Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 7. R. Kelly will be joined by special guests Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Common for this one night event, presented by AEG Live and the 2015 Soul Train Awards Weekend. Soul Train Awards Weekend will take over Las Vegas November 5-8. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 16 at 10:00am PDT at www.mandalaybay.com or www.Ticketmaster.com.

In an era marked for its reliance on autotune crooning, R. Kelly embodies the best traditions of American music as a vocalist, songwriter and producer. His music has influenced numerous hip hop and R&B artists and he has written and produced singles for Michael Jackson, Aaliyah, and many others. Kelly has had numerous hit singles including “Bump N’ Grind,” “Ignition (Remix),” “The World’s Greatest” and the ground breaking hip-hopera “Trapped in the Closet.” Kelly’s most recognizable hit, “I Believe I Can Fly,” won three Grammy Awards and was named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 500 songs of all time. Commonly referred to as the “King of R&B,” R. Kelly is one of the best-selling artists in the United States with over 40 million albums sold. For more information on R. Kelly, visit r-kelly.com, Facebook or Twitter.

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds is an 11-time Grammy winner with 11 solo albums of his own, whose impeccably crafted explorations of love, romance and relationships have made an indelible imprint on the evolution of contemporary pop music throughout the world. Edmonds is the recipient of numerous awards, including Soul Train Music Awards, BMI Awards, NAACP Image Awards and American Music Awards. He was also the third recipient after Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston of the BET Walk of Fame Award. Edmonds’ most recent production with other artists includes Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Keri Hilson, Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Aretha Franklin. His newest album, The Return of the Tender Lover, is a nod to his RIAA triple-platinum album Tender Lover and will be released on December 4, 2015 by Def Jam Recordings. For more information on Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, visit babyfacemusic.com, Facebook or Twitter.

Academy Award-winning rapper Common debuted in the early nineties as a fresh new alternative to the popular gangsta rap genre of the time. His spoken-word poetry style was an instant hit in the underground hip hop scene and his debut album Can I Borrow a Dollar? won over indie fans and critics alike. To date, he’s released ten chart-topping albums including 2007’s Finding Forever, which peaked at Number One on the Billboard Pop chart. Common has won multiple Grammy and BET awards, and most recently, took home the 2015 Academy Award for Best Original Song with singer John Legend for “Glory,” the inspiring theme song to the Academy Award-nominated film, Selma. For more information on Common, visit thinkcommon.com, Facebook or Twitter.

For more information on the 2015 Soul Train Weekend please visit soultrainweekend.com.

Soul Train Weekend Presents R. Kelly

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 and special event divisions, seventeen 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 Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Cher, Ed Sheeran, Enrique Iglesias, George Strait, Hunter Hayes, J Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, The WHO, Trey Songz and Juanes. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, and Reba, Brooks & Dunn and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

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

Mandalay Bay Opens Convention Center’s 350,000-Square-Foot Expansion & Welcomes First Group

Mandalay Bay Opens Convention Center’s 350,000-Square-Foot Expansion & Welcomes First Group

Las Vegas’ Premier Meetings & Convention Destination Hosts MAGIC within New Expansion Space

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Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino opens the Convention Center’s 350,000-square-foot expansion this week and welcomes its first group into the new space. Creating the most customer-focused convention facility in North America, the $70 million expansion allows Mandalay Bay to grow current shows and attract new groups with the added flexibility.

Based on customer demand, the resort built new exhibit space, a 20,000-square-foot foyer and underground parking in this first phase, strengthening its position as a leader in the meetings and trade show industry. The second and final phase of the expansion will transition existing space into a 70,000-square-foot carpeted ballroom to accommodate new corporate partners and associations as well as achieve greater utilization of the entire facility.

Construction began in October 2014 and upon completion of this project in January 2016, the Mandalay Bay Convention Center will boast more than 2 million total square feet and over 900,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space. This new space elevates its ranking in North America to No. 5 in both total square feet and exhibit space.

“The opening of our convention center expansion is another exciting milestone in the multi-year transformation of our resort,” said Chuck Bowling, President and COO of Mandalay Bay. “The response to booking the space has exceeded our expectations, and we believe this investment will increase visitation to Las Vegas, driving incremental business to MGM Resorts’ portfolio and the city overall.”

Stephanie Glanzer, vice president of Sales at Mandalay Bay, said, “In addition to the convention center expansion, we recently announced and are undergoing our 3,000-room remodel. These updates combined with numerous other new offerings and venues solidify Mandalay Bay as a top choice for corporate groups and trade shows of all sizes. One of our larger shows, MAGIC, is a valued loyal customer and we are pleased to welcome them as our first group into the new space.”

MAGIC, the world’s largest fashion marketplace featuring the latest trends in apparel and much more, has been a long-time client of Mandalay Bay and has been able to grow its show with the resort’s growth. Tony Calanca, Executive Vice President of Exhibitions for UBM ADVANSTAR, said, “We have enjoyed working with the professionals at Mandalay Bay throughout the years and appreciate their willingness to help us create the most positive, productive experiences for our customers. Mandalay Bay changed their construction plans to meet our growth needs, and we are proud to have MAGIC be the first show in the new expansion.”

The resort’s state-of-the-art, high-density Wi-Fi has been added to the new space to accommodate more attendees, provide unique custom solutions based on the needs of the group and allow for the most advanced presentations. The system’s benefits include the convenience of a one-time log-in for convention goers during their stay and the seamless connectivity throughout Mandalay Bay, from the convention center to public indoor and outdoor spaces to the guest rooms. A distinct capability that sets this Wi-Fi apart from all others is convention attendees will stay connected with the same high-performance Wi-Fi when visiting any MGM Resorts destination along The Strip from Mandalay Bay to The Mirage, including MGM Grand, Bellagio and ARIA.

Further solidifying what already is the largest convention center solar array in the world, the expanded Mandalay Bay Convention Center is incorporating an additional rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) array spanning 8 acres. Upon completion in Fall 2015, the added portion of the array will generate approximately 1.9 MW with an approximate annual production of 3.4M kilowatt hours. Covering more than 28 acres, the combined array will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 1,300 homes.

Mandalay Bay and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center hold coveted Five Key ratings from the Green Key Eco-Rating and Meetings Programs. In addition, TripAdvisor has awarded the resort Gold in its GreenLeaders Program. Mandalay Bay integrates environmentally responsible practices into its operations including the recycling of more than 80 percent of all convention materials. From sustainable service ware and organic, sustainable menus to zero waste recycling, Mandalay Bay’s Convention Service Managers offer a number of options to help each group conduct green and socially responsible meetings.

Las Vegas has been the No. 1 trade show destination in North America for 21 consecutive years, and this significant investment demonstrates Mandalay Bay’s continued commitment to the city of Las Vegas.