Locals Can Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Four Days of Events at J.C. Wooloughan Irish Pub inside JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort

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LOCALS CAN CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY WITH FOUR DAYS OF EVENTS

Experience the Luck of the Irish from March 14-17 with drink specials, live music and more.

St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, and there’s no better place to spend it than at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Why is a Las Vegas resort the place to be for St. Paddy’s Day? For starters, it is home to J.C. Wooloughan’s Irish Pub, the most authentic and popular Irish establishment in Las Vegas. And for four days, from March 14 through March 17, the pub and the resort are at the center of an exciting array of Emerald Isle festivities, from great food & drink specials, to traditional Irish bagpipers & dancers, live music and more. Whether Irish by birth, or just in spirit, guests are sure to have a great time this St. Patrick’s Day at the JW Marriott Las Vegas.

The party starts Thursday-Saturday, 3/14 – 3/16, with a special Happy Hour from 3PM until 6PM. Guests will enjoy $5 deals on special Irish appetizers and 50% off Irish draft beer. At 7PM, live music kicks in each night when Irish band Mullaney takes the stage. There’s no cover charge all three nights.

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Sunday the 17th, the party starts at noon inside J.C. Wooloughan’s Las Vegas Irish Pub with Irish band Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder, followed by Irish dancers, bagpipers, solo artist John Gannon and topped off with Mullaney from 7:15 – 11pm. JC Wooloughan’s beautiful outdoor patio venue begins at 3pm with renowned U2 tribute band, Rattle and Hum, followed by Mrs. Murphy’s Chowder and Arms of America from 7:30 – 9pm. At 3pm, a $20 cover provides access to both venues.

The Guinness Girls and Jameson Girls will be on hand giving out plenty of friendly smiles as well as Irish-themed swag. Plus, J.C. Wooloughan’s will also offer commemorative t-shirts for sale.

About the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa

The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa offers world-class luxury just 20 minutes northwest of the famous Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas resort is accessible to Las Vegas Speedway, TPC Las Vegas and a number of other golf courses. The JW Marriott features 548 well-appointed guest rooms and suites set amid 54 acres of lush gardens. Voted as one of the Top 5 Las Vegas Resorts by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, the Las Vegas resort also includes a full-service spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, 33 meetings rooms with 100,000 square feet of flexible space, more than 10 restaurants serving American, Italian, Japanese and Mediterranean cuisines and the onsite Rampart Casino. For information, visit www.marriott.com/LASJW, and check us out on Facebook and Twitter.

About JW Marriott

JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 45 JW Marriott hotels in 19 countries; by 2013 the portfolio will encompass 73 properties in 28 countries.

About Marriott International

Marriott International is a leading lodging company with more than 3,400 lodging properties in 68 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites Inn and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, The Ritz-Carlton Residences and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland USA, and had approximately 137,000 employees at 2009 yearend. It is recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2009, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $11 billion. For more information, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com

Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival announces performers and additional event details

Age of Chivalry’ Brings Festival to New Location, Announces Performers 

18th Annual Renaissance Fair Entertains Oct. 7-9

 

Due to the renovation of Sunset Park, the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival will move to Silver Bowl Park, located at 6800 E. Russell Road, to celebrate its 18th year. The location may be different, but the favorite costumed knights, knaves, fine ladies and wenches will be the same when Clark County Parks and Recreation presents the festival Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9.

The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. Admission is $10 per day for adults and $5 per day for seniors 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 55 and older. VIP Passes are available for $50 per person, which includes a three-day pass, an event T-shirt, event poster, access to a private VIP parking lot close to the entrance, plus discounted beverages at the Miller VIP booth (must be 21+). All tickets are available through Ticketmaster. Three-day or VIP passes are only available through Ticketmaster in advance and can be redeemed at the event box office for a wristband Oct. 7, the first day of the fair.

Tempest, Wicked Tinkers, Lexington Field and Mullaney will headline the main Royale Miller stage at the festival this year.

The Wicked Tinkers have been entertaining with heart-pounding bagpipes, irresistible drumbeats and haunting melodies since 1995. Adding to the band’s unique sound is the Australian didgeridoo and Bronze Age Irish horn mixed with a pairing of bass drum and bagpipes. Although the band is steeped in Irish and Scottish tradition, its rock n’ roll mentality brings the traditional music into the modern age. The band consists of Aaron Shaw, bagpipes, trumps and vocals; Warren Patrick Casey, tapan/bass drum and bodhran; Keith Jones, snares and percussion and CJ Henderson, didgeridoo, Bronze Age horn.

Tempest has been bringing Celtic rock to the stage for 23 years, and there is no sign of slowing down. Since its start in the San Francisco Bay area in 1988, the band has released 15 CDs and played more than 2,000 gigs. Founding member and lead singer Lief Sorbye of Norway joins California fiddler Michael Mullen, Irish-American bassist Brian Fox, American guitarist Gregory Jones and Cuban-born percussionist Adolfo Lazo for a sound Tempest has made its own. The band is a mainstay at American Celtic festivals and continues to be a favorite around the world. It has been featured at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Denmark’s Skagen Festival, Britain’s Cropredy Festival and The Winnepeg Folk Festival in Cananda.

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 stage with fellow Celtic rockers Young Dubliners, The Tossers, The Mahones and Seven Nations to name a few. 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.

Local group Mullaney rounds out the main stage lineup with a high-energy, multi-layered music featuring a stage full of instruments including vocals, violin, mandolin, tin whistle, guitar, bodhran, percussion, Irish tenor banjo and more. With an acoustic feel and an “organic” neo-traditional style, the music of Mullaney varies from freshly arranged traditional tunes to original songs and Celtic favorites spanning centuries. The band features Beth Mullaney, vocals, mandolin, guitar, Irish tenor banjo, harmonic, bodhran and spoons; Willy Wainwright, violin and vocals; Nannette Fortier, percussion, tin whistle, guitar and melodica; and Anne Donohue, vocals and guitar.

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 camel rides, horse rides, plus intense 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.

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, City Life, the 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 website at 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 40 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.