ASYLUM and HOTEL FEAR RETURN TO THE MEADOWS MALL TONIGHT FOR HALLOWEEN SEASON, Oct. 3

ASYLUM and HOTEL FEAR RETURN TO THE MEADOWS MALL TONIGHT FOR HALLOWEEN SEASON, Oct. 3
 

Las Vegas Haunts presents 21 Years of FEAR! The Meadows Mall, once again, transforms this Halloween Season to the home of the ASYLUM and HOTEL FEAR haunted houses!! ASYLUM & HOTEL FEAR are Las Vegas’ largest haunted attractions. 

 

New this year is “BLACKOUT” select days at the Asylum! There is a power failure so you must navigate the darkened corridors with nothing but a glow stick!! Experience the Asylum in a whole new light!

 

Opening weekend is Oct. 3rd as they start accepting “patients”, so red X your calendar!!  The excitement happens Thursdays through Sundays in Oct., Halloween week the 29-31st. Blackout dates are Oct. 3, 6, 10 & 20.

 

ASYLUM & HOTEL FEAR have been nationally recognized as a Top West coast Haunt by Forbes magazine, USA Today, Buzzfeed, Hauntworld Magazine, also Best10.com just to name a few.

 

ASYLUM & HOTEL FEAR are different because they created an original and unique intertwined storyline. Each attraction tells part of the story! It’s the tale of two families, met by chance, together by fate, bound by horror.  In today’s attractions we forward 20 years from the original storyline to see what has transpired!! It seems things have gone wrong…very wrong!! 

 

The movies “RUST” and “RUST2” were shot IN the attractions, with “RUST 3” to shoot this October!!  You aren’t just walking scenes were someone tries to recreate a movie set… you walk the ACTUAL sets used in the movies. You can watch the films…then come “Walk the sets, live the terror and experience the horror!!!

 

ASYLUM & HOTEL FEAR take up residence at the Meadows Mall, 4400 Meadows Lane, between Valley View and Decatur just off the 95.  Tickets are $17.00 for a single attraction, $27.00 for a Combo ticket to both haunts (additional fee for BLACKOUT).  VIP tickets can be purchased for those who don’t want to wait in the long lines.

 

ASYLUM & HOTEL FEAR is proudly sponsored by Miller Lite, Smiths, Sonic, Green Valley Grocery and Lamar Present a receipt from any Smiths, Sonic, or Green Valley Grocery for a discount entry. Partial proceeds benefit Paradise Ranch Foundation, a local charity dealing with mental health though HAT (Horse Assisted Therapy) http://www.paradiseranchlv.com

 

For more details, additional information or a chance to win tickets, visit www.LasVegasHaunts.com.

 

ASYLUM and HOTEL FEAR RETURN TO THE MEADOWS MALL THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON

 

ASYLUM and HOTEL FEAR RETURN TO THE MEADOWS MALL THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON, Oct. 3

 

Las Vegas Haunts presents 21 Years of FEAR! The Meadows Mall, once again, transforms this Halloween Season to the home of the ASYLUM and HOTEL FEAR haunted houses!! ASYLUM & HOTEL FEAR are Las Vegas’ largest haunted attractions.

New this year is “BLACKOUT” select days at the Asylum! There is a power failure so you must navigate the darkened corridors with nothing but a glow stick!! Experience the Asylum in a whole new light!

Opening weekend is Oct. 3rd as they start accepting “patients”, so red X your calendar!! The excitement happens Thursdays through Sundays in Oct., Halloween week the 29-31st. Blackout dates are Oct. 3, 6, 10 & 20.

ASYLUM & HOTEL FEAR have been nationally recognized as a Top West coast Haunt by Forbes magazine, USA Today, Buzzfeed, Hauntworld Magazine, also Best10.com just to name a few.

ASYLUM & HOTEL FEAR are different because they created an original and unique intertwined storyline. Each attraction tells part of the story! It’s the tale of two families, met by chance, together by fate, bound by horror. In today’s attractions we forward 20 years from the original storyline to see what has transpired!! It seems things have gone wrong…very wrong!!

The movies “RUST” and “RUST2” were shot IN the attractions, with “RUST 3” to shoot this October!! You aren’t just walking scenes were someone tries to recreate a movie set… you walk the ACTUAL sets used in the movies. You can watch the films…then come “Walk the sets, live the terror and experience the horror!!!

ASYLUM & HOTEL FEAR take up residence at the Meadows Mall, 4400 Meadows Lane, between Valley View and Decatur just off the 95. Tickets are $17.00 for a single attraction, $27.00 for a Combo ticket to both haunts (additional fee for BLACKOUT). VIP tickets can be purchased for those who don’t want to wait in the long lines.

ASYLUM & HOTEL FEAR is proudly sponsored by Miller Lite, Smiths, Sonic, Green Valley Grocery and Lamar Present a receipt from any Smiths, Sonic, or Green Valley Grocery for a discount entry. Partial proceeds benefit Paradise Ranch Foundation, a local charity dealing with mental health though HAT (Horse Assisted Therapy) http://www.paradiseranchlv.com

For more details, additional information or a chance to win tickets, visit www.LasVegasHaunts.com.

Do You Know What SCARES You???…We do!!! Asylum and Hotel Fear! 21 Years of FEAR!

O’Sheas BLOQ Party at The LINQ Returns as Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

O’Sheas Casino

 

O’Sheas BLOQ Party at The LINQ Returns as Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Las Vegas’ beloved Irish-themed casino plays host of massive green-filled party

 

O’Sheas BLOQ Party at The LINQ returns Tuesday, March 17 as Las Vegas’ biggest green event with a full day of drinks, live music, parades and a free trip for two to Ireland.

The St. Patrick’s Day celebrations kick-off at noon with a blowout parade throughout the LINQ Promenade complete with bagpipers, leprechauns, stilt walkers and more. Inside O’Sheas, partygoers will be treated to live music performances from The Garage Boys, The Hooligans and Darby O’Gill throughout the afternoon and late into the night.

The BLOQ party outside in the LINQ Promenade will feature giveaways, St. Patrick’s Day gear and games of corn hole and oversized beer pong between various surprise pop up bands, dancers and performances. Beer trucks and portable bars from Coors Light, Miller Lite, Guinness, Leinenkugel, Heineken, and Jameson will line the green oasis, ensuring guests never run out of foamy brews. Parades and a drumline performance will overtake the promenade throughout the day and the fountain stage will feature a live performance from Empire Records as well as a silent disco.

The High Roller brings the celebration 550 feet into the air with green beer and Irish-themed cocktails at The Sky Lounge and in every Happy Half Hour cabin. At dusk, the High Roller will ceremoniously be lit green as another parade full of bagpipers, leprechauns and stilt walkers fills the promenade.

Beginning March 6, guests who purchase a Guinness at O’Sheas can enter to win a trip to Ireland, which includes airfare for two, hotel accommodations and a tour of the Guinness Brewery. The winner will be drawn at 11 p.m. inside O’Sheas on March 17.

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The LINQ Promenade & High Roller
The LINQ Promenade, an open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district, anchored by the world’s tallest observation wheel, the Las Vegas High Roller, are redefining the iconic Las Vegas skyline. Located at the heart of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The LINQ Promenade features more than 30 unique retail, dining and entertainment venues and plays host to a variety of special events, festivals and more. Topping out at 550 feet, the High Roller observation wheel is the focal point of the unique urban entertainment district. The wheel’s 28 glass-enclosed cabins feature an interactive experience including video and music that fade away to unveil spectacular views of the famed resort city in the 30 minutes it takes to complete one full revolution. Each cabin accommodates up to 40 people. Cabins are available for individual or group experiences. For more information, visit TheLINQ.com.

Wish List & Biker Appreciation Party at Gold Mine Tavern to Benefit Veterans

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WISH LIST DRIVE & BIKER APPRECIATION PARTY AT 
THE GOLD MINE TAVERN TO BENEFIT VETERANS

 

Event held in partnership with Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association
will collect goods and money for Nevada State Veterans Home, located in Boulder City

 

 
 The iconic Gold Mine Tavern on Water Street will host the 2nd annual Wish List Drive & Biker Appreciation Night, a 21+ event that benefits the Nevada State Veterans Home located in Boulder City, on June 20 at 5 p.m. The festivities, held in partnership with the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA), will collect items that veterans in need put on their “wish lists”in addition to funds. The good cause will take on a lively atmosphere with drink specials, free food, a bikini bike wash and live music from Daze Gone By*.

 

“As the longest continuously run business on Water Street, The Gold Mine Tavern wants to give back to the community that has been so good to us,”said Tim Haughinberry, owner of The Gold Mine Tavern. “This is a great way to help those who served our country while having fun.”

 

Items requested by the veterans include, but are not limited to, restaurant and phone gift cards, hats, travel size toiletries, forever stamps from the US Postal Service, picture frames and puzzle books. Admission to the event is free, so donations of goods are strongly encouraged. A raffle will be held and funds collected will go toward the purchase of additional items. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, the partner teaming up with The Gold Mine Tavern for this year’s event, is a non-profit group of military veterans from all branches of service.  

 

“All members share a common bond of combat service, a love of riding motorcycles and a deep-rooted desire to help fellow veterans from all eras,” said Nate (Wiffle) French, CVMA 41-1 Secretary/Webmaster. “We are about Veterans Helping Veterans.”

 

The event will include drinks specials such as $3 Miller Lite, Miller Fortune cans and Miller Lite draft. Sin City Smokers and the Nevada Barbecue Association will be providing food to donating attendees.  Biker games and a bikini bike wash rounds out the fun.

 

Wish List Drive & Biker Appreciation Night is grateful to its sponsors including Harley Davidson Henderson, Nevada Barbecue Association, Miller Lite, Miller Fortune and Syndicate Mixed Martial Arts.

 

Additional details about the event may be found at www.TheGoldMineTavern.com. More information about CVMA is available at www.CombatVet.org and Nevada State Veterans home at 100 Veterans Memorial Dr, Boulder City, NV 89005
(702) 332-6717. 

Delmonico Steakhouse Kicks Off Football Season with Game Day Menu and Drink Specials

DELMONICO STEAKHOUSE

DELMONICO STEAKHOUSE KICKS OFF FOOTBALL SEASON WITH GAME DAY MENU AND DRINK SPECIALS 

Menu includes Emeril Lagasse’s kicked up versions of tailgate favorites and creative cocktail specials including the “Fumble-laya”

Football fans looking to watch the game and still eat like a champion will want to head down to Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse in The Venetian Las Vegas for their Game Day menu and drink specials on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the bar and lounge area. Starting Sept. 7, the menu includes Emeril’s signature New Orleans spin on tailgating favorites and specialty cocktails to toast a victory or drown sorrows of defeat.

Chef de Cuisine Ronnie Rainwater has prepared a kicked up Game Day menu with crowd pleasers including steak fries ($10), truffle parmesan potato chips ($10), Creole boiled shrimp cocktail with tomato horseradish sauce ($16), Emeril’s New Orleans barbeque shrimp with petite rosemary biscuit ($16), fried young chicken with creole tomato glaze ($16), Maine lobster sliders with Old Bay spiced fries ($19), Delmonico prime hamburger on sesame brioche with cheddar cheese and bacon ($18) and Delmonico Creole glazed turkey wings ($16). In addition, Chef Ronnie will run a new dish special every weekend.

Fans won’t want to wait until the final quarter for dessert with options such as 100% house made chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, caramel or banana milkshakes for $8 or a vanilla root beer float for $10.

“Sideline Brew” specials include $4 bottles/$18 buckets of Budweiser, Bud Lite, Coors Lite, Miller Lite and Michelob Ultra or $5 bottles/$22 buckets of Corona, Heineken and Amstel Lite.

Beverage Manager Max Solano has created “Third Down Drinks” for $7 including the “Three Point Stance” made with Karma 100% Agave Blanco Tequila, pomegranate syrup and Red Bull; the “Hail Mary” with homemade three-pepper infused vodka, homemade fiery garden-tomato mix and fresh lemon juice; and the “Fumble-laya” with Evan Williams Kentucky bourbon, elderflower syrup and fresh lemon juice.       

Delmonico Steakhouse is located at The Venetian Las Vegas and open daily for lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner on Sunday through Thursday 5-10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5-10:30 p.m. For reservations, please call 702.414.3737 or visit emerilsrestaurants.com/delmonico-steakhouse.

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About Emeril Lagasse

Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando, Bethlehem, Pa. and Charlotte, N.C. As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Emeril will also be entering his third consecutive season on Bravo’s hit food series, Top Chef, as one of the show’s main guest chefs and restaurateurs at the judges’ table. His latest show, Emeril’s Florida, premiered January 2013 on the Cooking Channel. Lagasse is the best-selling author of 18 cookbooks, the latest of which, Cooking with Power, will be released in October 2013. Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands in 2008; Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) acquired the assets related to Emeril’s media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products. In 2002, Emeril established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children’s educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $5.5 million to community organizations in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast.

 

About Chef Emeril Lagasse’s Restaurants

Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 award-winning restaurants, including three in New Orleans (Emeril’s, NOLA and Emeril’s Delmonico); four in Las Vegas (Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House, Delmonico Steakhouse, Table 10 and Lagasse’s Stadium); two in Orlando (Emeril’s Orlando and Emeril’s Tchoup Chop); three in Bethlehem, Pa. (Emeril’s Chop House, Burgers And More by Emeril and Emeril’s Italian Table) and one in Charlotte, N.C. (e2 emeril’s eatery). Lagasse opened his first restaurant, Emeril’s New Orleans, in 1990 to national acclaim. He opened his first Las Vegas property, Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand in 1995, followed by Delmonico Steakhouse in The Venetian Resort, Hotel & Casino in 1999 and Table 10 at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian l The Palazzo in 2008. Lagasse’s restaurants consistently win critical praise and top ratings. Delmonico Steakhouse has received the prestigious “Grand Award” from Wine Spectator magazine every year since 2004.

19th Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Fair returns to Silver Bowl Park

Age of Chivalry Invades Location for Second Year
19th Annual Renaissance Fair Offers Weekend of Festivities Oct. 5-7

Costumed knights, fair maidens, knaves and wenches will be on hand for the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival Friday, Oct. 5 through Sunday, Oct. 7 at Silver Bowl Park, 6800 E. Russell Road, due to the renovation of Sunset Park. Clark County Parks and Recreation presents the festival in its 19thyear with more than 50 shows per day, over 100 artisans, historical reenactments and plenty of food and drink to satisfy the masses.

The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. Admission is $10 per day for adults and $5 per day for seniors ages 60 and older and children ages 5 to 12, ages 4 and younger are free. Three-day passes are $25 for adults and $10 for children, ages 5 to 12, and seniors, ages 60 and older. Combo packs including admission, an event T-shirt and 18×24 commemorative poster are available for Single-day or Three-day options. All tickets are available through Ticketmaster. Three-day passes are only available through Ticketmaster and can be redeemed at the event box office for a wristband Oct. 7, the first day of the fair. Advance tickets are only available through Ticketmaster; box offices will be open throughout the festival.

This year, Lexington Field, The Mahones and Killian’s Angels will headline the fair’s main stages.

Lexington Field hails from the birthplace of Irish American Folk Punk – San Diego. The band has played hundreds of shows since it was formed in 2007, sharing the state with the Young Dubliners, The Tossers, The Mahones, Seven Nations, VooDoo Glow Skulls, Cash’d Out and Buck-O-Nine. In 2010, the band released the five-song EP The Streets of Dover and recently put out a new, all-original, full-length album, Old Dirt Road. The band consists of Beau Gray, vocals and guitar; Cami Smith, violin; Bryan Hane, lead guitar; Casey Jones, bass; and Vincent West, drums.

The Mahones feature Finny McConnell, guitar and vocals; Dom “The Bomb” Whelan, drums and vocals; Katie “Kaboom!” McConnell, accordion and vocals; Sean Winter, mandolin, banjo and vocals and Paul “Cuzo” Mancuso, bass and vocals. The band formed 23 years ago at the Irish Pub in Kingston in Ontario, Canada and was the brainchild of Dublin-born Finny McConnell, who wanted to put together a band that could merge Irish music and punk rock. Its song, “Paint the Town Red 2010” was heard in the final fight scene of the award-winning film “The Fighter,” and The Mahones co-wrote and recorded the title track for the Hollywood Pictures movie “Celtic Pride.” The Mahones’ two CDs “The Black Irish Album” and “Whiskey Devils – A Tribute to The Mahones” were released in 2011, and they join the Renaissance Festival on its 2012 tour.

Killian’s Angels have been a local favorite for years and includes Beth Mullaney, Dolly Coulter, Ginger Bruner, Lisa Viscuglia, Nan Fortier, Vita Corimbi and Sharon Lynn. Through the years, Killian’s Angels has recorded two CDs and is currently working on its third. The band’s original arrangement “Celtic High Step” is featured in the New York City pub scene in the popular video game “Grand Theft Auto IV.” The band was listed as a Must See Band in Pauline Frommer’s 2008 Las Vegas Travel Guide, and Killian’s Angels won National Radio Honors in 2006 for its original version of the “Jeopardy” theme song. Unpredictable and energetic shows have kept Las Vegans of all ages coming to hear them play for more than a decade.

Along with main stage performances, several smaller stages will feature entertainment with costumed performers presenting more than 50 shows per day along with historical re-enactments, jousting tournaments, medieval pageantry and more than 100 artisans – including blacksmiths, stained glass designers, jewelers, wood workers, toy makers, perfume blenders, stone carvers and sword, dagger and armor craftsman – to demonstrate and sell their wares. Authentic food, from fish and chips to an English feast, also will be available as well as beer and ales for adults with proper identification.

Along with concerts all weekend, the fair will host a royal parade with kings, queens, warriors and peasants on Saturday and Sunday. The festival also offers full-contact jousting tournaments; no-holds-barred gladiator battles; black powder demonstrations, strolling minstrels, contortionists, magicians, storytellers, jokers, jugglers, flame eaters, belly dancers, trained parrots and pirates. Additional attractions include bow and arrow and axe target games, medieval barber and surgeon demonstrations and Renaissance guilds. In the 16th Century Village, German, Italian, Ottoman Turk, French, Celtic, Polish and British military encampments meet on the Field of Honor for battle.

The Boars Head Feaste brings the feeling of the Renaissance alive with a six-course feast complete with live entertainment. Patrons will be entertained by the serving wenches and boisterous, often immature and suggestive, tavern knaves while they dine on fresh herb chicken, ribs, smoked sausages, steamed vegetables, baked rolls and sweet desserts. Cost is $25 per seated guest (in addition to fair admission). Feasting times are scheduled for 6 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5; 2, 6 and 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 2 p.m. Oct. 7.  Reservations are suggested and can be made online at www.lvrenfair.com.

No carry-in food or beverages, pets, lawn chairs or weapons are allowed inside the festival area. Patrons may bring one sealed bottle of water. No unauthorized vending, concessions, merchandise, literature or promotions allowed. Any participants in costume must have all related props or weapons peace tied, or those items will be denied at time of entry. No re-entry is allowed.

Event sponsors include Clark County Parks and Recreation, Miller Lite, Las Vegas Review-Journal, My LVTV and The CW Las Vegas. Those interested in the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival can call (702)455-8200 or visit the web site at www.lvrenfair.com. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook by visiting http://tinyurl.com/4dfw8ea.

 

Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability.  With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

Reggae in the Desert brings smooth vibes to the valley in its 11th year

Reggae in the Desert brings smooth vibes to the valley in its 11th year 

Artists line up to play the daylong festival June 16

Reggae in the Desert, one of the most successful music festivals in Las Vegas, continues to spotlight national reggae acts. The daylong music festival, in its 11thyear, will take place on Saturday, June 16 from 12 noon till 11pm at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Kymani Marley, Third World, Israel Vibrations, Tribal Seeds, J Boog, Fiji, Pato Banton and Fortunate Youth round out this year’s impressive lineup.

 

Kymani Marley’s success began in the ’90s when he lit the torch and continued on with the legacy his father, legend Bob Marley, left behind. He teamed up with Pras of the Fugees and recorded a rendition of Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue,” making this a defining moment of Marley’s career. Marley has released notable albums such as 1999’s The Journey, which reached #7 on the Billboard Reggae Album Charts, and his 2001 Grammy-nominated album Many More Roads. In 2007, Marley followed up with Radio, taking the #1 spot on the Billboard Reggae Album Charts. That same year, Marley opened for Van Halen’s North American Tour. Marley has collaborated with artists such as Mya, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Mr. Vegas, Young Buck, Afu-Ra and more. Marley’s music reflects his appreciation for a mix of genres like world music, hip-hop, blues, rock and a grass roots sound with his loyalty to his Jamaican culture.

 

Third World is one of the longest-lived reggae bands of all time. The group began their career in the early ’70s playing around the Kingston club scene, eventually making a name for themselves with their creative mix of R&B, funk, pop, rock, dancehall and rap. In 1974, Third World joined Bob Marley & the Wailers as an opening act on their European tour. More success came with a cover of The Abyssinian’s classic “Satta Massagana” and the release of their 1977 album 96° in the Shade. Third World produced more hits including their cover of the O’Jays’ “Now That We Found Love” and songs like “Cool Meditation,” “Dancing on the Floor (Hooked on Love),” “Try Jah Love,” and “Forbidden Love.” In 2003 Third World celebrated their 25th anniversary, and with their 2011 album Patriots, it is evident that the group will continue to make music for years to come.

 

Israel Vibrations got their start more than two decades ago when members Cicil “Skelly” Spence, Lascelle “Wiss” Bulgin and Albert “Apple Gabriel” Craig met as children when the three were placed at the Mona Rehabilitation Center in Jamaica. Regardless of their illnesses, the trio found strength in songwriting and singing, eventually pursuing a music career with the support and encouragement of the local community. Israel Vibrations’ 1976 Same Song brought them success and was followed with albums such as On the Rock and Free to Move, both of which reached #1 on the CMJ New World Charts. Now, moving forward as a duo, Spence and Bulgin continue to bring positive vibes with their music, redefining “Roots Reggae” for the new age.

 

Tribal Seeds is a rock reggae group started by brothers Steven Rene Jacobo and Tony-Ray Jacobo from Southern Calif. Influenced by Bob Marley, Steel Pulse and Midnight, the group brings a rock vibe to classic roots style reggae. Tribal Seeds’ first two albums, 2008’s Tribal Seeds and 2009’s The Harvest, were both a part of iTunes’ “Best Of” list in the Reggae genre. The Harvest also debuted at #5 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. In 2008, Tribal Seeds was awarded the “Best World Music” title at the San Diego Music Awards. The band’s 2011 EP Soundwaves peaked at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Charts. Tribal Seeds has shared the stage with artists including MGMT, Cee Lo Green, Jason Mraz, Sublime with Rome, Taking Back Sunday, O.A.R., Stephen Marley and SOJA. Tribal Seed’s reintroduction of Roots Rock Reggae to the music groups makes the band stylistically unique to others.

 

J Boog was forever changed when his sister brought home a Bob Marley song book when they were kids. Growing up in the rough streets of Compton, Calif., J Boog was inspired to stay off the streets and aimed to launch a successful music career. In 2006, J Boog moved to Hawaii to work on developing his skill and released his debut album Hear Me Now, eventually joining independent record label Wash House Music in 2007. In 2011 J Boog’s album Back Yard Boogie featured artists like Peeta Morgan of Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Rile, Fiji and Jacob Hemphill of SOJA. This young artist’s sound is a combination of authentic island music and genuine reggae, and with the common theme of love in his writing, it is clear that his music truly comes from the heart.

 

Fiji is one of the top-selling Pacific artists of this time. Also known as George Veikoso, Fiji made his debut in 1994 with the album Evolution. He followed it up with 1997’s Born & Raised, winning Hawaii Academy of Record Arts’ Na Hoku Hanohano Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and Favorite Entertainer of the Year. Since then, Fiji has released albums such as Grattitude, Le Loup, Transition and The Glue Hotel Tapes. With a blend of classic reggae, hip-hop, R&B and jazz, Fiji performs with a great amount of energy and an exotic sound that sets him apart.

 

Pato Banton is a Grammy-nominated artist, getting his start as the number one MC in Birmingham. With collaborations on songs like UB40’s “Hip-Hop Lyrical Robot” and “King Step” and Don Christie’s “Allo Tosh Got a Toshiba,” which reached #3 in the Independent Reggae Charts, a number of successful projects were launched with Fashion Records, Greensleeves and Island Records. Banton’s 1986 debut album Mad Professor Captures Pato Banton is regarded as an all-time reggae classic. Banton later followed up with Never Give In! and scored hits with songs like “Absolute Perfection,” “Don’t Sniff Coke,” “Handsworth Riot,” “Gwarn” and “Settle Satan.” His biggest success came when he recorded a cover of Eddy Grant’s “Baby Come Back” with Ali and Robin Campbell of UB40. More collaborative hit songs came soon after like “Bubbling Hot” with Ranking Roger and a reggae remix of “This Cowboy” with pop icon Sting. Banton has graced the stage with Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers, Burning Spear, Third World, Steel Pulse, Dennis Brown and Black Uhuru. With his most recent album, Destination Paradise, and the formation of a new band The Now Generation, Banton continues his aim to spread a spiritual message through his music.

 

Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay reggae musicians who originally came from various bands. Upon touring, the group’s 2011 album Irie State of Mind climbed to #2 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and peaked at #13 on the Billboard Top 100 Reggae Albums. Fortunate Youth has shared the stage with groups like Groundation, The Abyssinians, Tribal Seeds, Sashamon, Toots & the Maytals, The Wailers, Katchafire, Dirty Heads, Natural Vibrations and more. With the high energy they present on stage, Fortunate Youth is sure leave audiences feeling exhilarated.

Blankets for lawn seating are permitted as well as one unopened/factory sealed bottle of water per person. Vendors in the Caribbean Islands Vendor Village will have Reggae- and Caribbean-style items, exhibits, food and beverages, as well as other fare. Domestic and imported beers will be available. ATMs are now available on site.

Sponsors include Southern NV Toyota Dealers Association, Brio Tuscan Grille, Miller Lite, Neon, Hot 97.5 KVEG, 97.1 The Point, The CW Las Vegas, My LVTV, and Insert Coins Videolounge Gamebar.

Doors open at noon and the event concludes at 11 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are $25 in advance, $30 the day of the show. VIP packages are $60 in advance and include: an event t-shirt, event poster, artist meet n greet, air conditioned VIP Lounge with free wine tasting. Only cash is accepted at the door for tickets on the day of the show. Children ages five (5) or younger are free. All seats are general admission and available on a first-come, first served basis. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketfly.com. For a complete list of performance times and additional information, visit the event website at www.reggaeinthedesert.com.

Viva Ska Vegas hits Henderson Events Plaza April 28

 

¡Viva Ska Vegas! skanks into Henderson April 28

The Aquabats headline day-long Ska Music Festival  

 

Smash Magazine & Miller Lite present ¡Viva Ska Vegas! highlighting some of the biggest bands in ska during an day-long music festival. ¡Viva Ska Vegas! takes over the Henderson Events Plaza (200 S. Water St.) on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from noon until 10:30 p.m. This is an all-ages show.

Tickets are on sale now. General admission tickets are available for $22, with a limited number of VIP tickets available for $42. VIP tickets include an event t-shirt and poster, as well as discounted bar access (must be 21+ and have valid ID for bar access). Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketfly.com.

¡Viva Ska Vegas! will feature bands including, The Aquabats, Voodoo Glow Skulls, MU330, La Banda Skalavera, My Superhero, Monkey, GoGo13, The Remedies, Tuesday After School, with more bands joining the roster as the event approaches.

Sponsors include: Miller Lite, Smash Magazine, Sailor Jerry, Milagro, Stoli, Vitamin Water, Gold Mine Tavern – who will serve as host for the official after party immediately following the event.

The Aquabats, this year’s headliner, formed in 1994 in Orange County, Calif. The first all-crime fighting all-surfing rock supergroup in history, The Aquabats seek to destroy boredom and seek justice for all! They have released five full-length studio albums and have toured internationally. Aquabats albums have even made it onto the Billboard 200, a great feat for independent artists.

West Coast ska punk band, Voodoo Glow Skulls, formed in 1988 in Riverside, Calif. Formed by brothers Frank, Eddie and Jorge Casillas, the band’s drummer, Jerry O’Neill, and Brodie Johnson on trombone, the Voodoo Glow Skulls have sold 1 million albums worldwide spanning their twenty-four year career. The Voodoo Glow Skulls are currently working on their ninth studio album.    

MU330 (pronounced “em-you-three-thirty,” or “muso” as in musically aware) is a ska band formed in 1988 in St. Louis, Mo. The five members: Dan Potthast, Ted Moll, Robert Bell, Gerry Lundquist, and Chris Diebolt all met in high school music class.

La Banda Skalavera is a West Coast Latin/reggae/ska band who notably won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Breakout Los Angeles Artist during the 2009 awards ceremony 

Monkey is an energetic organ-driven band out of San Francisco, Calif. “The hardest working Ska band” plays more than 200 shows a year and has won the prestigious California Music Award.

My Superhero, part of the late ’90s Orange County ska scene, released several albums and toured the U.S. many times, including touring with the Warped Tour in 1999 and 2000.

GoGo13 formed in St. George, Utah in 1993. After a brief split, the band reunited in Los Angeles in 2002 and has played sold out shows throughout the LA/OC music scene.

Sacramento Magazine calls The Remedies “…fun loving rock/funk/blues/R&B band…” The Remedies feature Walt Simmons and Thomas Mcllraith on lead vocals and lead guitar, David Pai on bass guitar, and Greg Marquis on percussion

Residing in Las Vegas, Tuesday After School is a seven-piece ska band. They are currently in the process of writing and playing local shows. 

For more information, please visit www.vivaskavegas.com.

 

9 Group and Palms Casino Resort Sighting

Three-time former heavyweight champion and two-time light-heavyweight champion of the UFC Randy Couture had dinner at N9NE Steakhouse inside the Palms Casino Resort on Sunday night. He enjoyed a garbage Salad to start followed by the Mahi Mahi. The group of 4 also enjoyed a bottle of Conundrum White Wine.

After dinner Randy and his wife Kim went to ghostbar Sundays FT. Kevin Brown. They group enjoyed Miller Lite and Martini’s.

After performing at the Pearl Concert Theater the group System of the Down went to ghostbar Sundays and enjoyed shots of Don Juilo and Miller Lite.

Photo Credit: Joe Fury