Reckless in Vegas Hosts Costume Party Performance, October 30

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RECKLESS IN VEGAS HOSTS RAT-PACK-INSPIRED COSTUME PARTY, CONCERT AT THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS,
FRIDAY, OCT. 30

Acclaimed Band, Reckless in Vegas, to Perform Alt-Rock Renditions of Rat Pack-Era Classics

 On the heels of its first, sold-out engagement at Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Reckless In Vegas announces its next Cabaret Jazz show. On Friday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m., the unique power trio invites the public to don its best 1950s and 60s-era fashions for a spirited costume contest to take place throughout the evening’s performance.

Deirdre Clemente, fashion history expert and associate director, public history program, University of Nevada, Las Vegas will judge the contest. The first-place winner will receive $250, the second-place winner will receive $150 and the third-place winner will receive a Reckless In Vegas swag bag.

Reckless In Vegas combines the imagery, banter and classic music from the 1960s “glory days” of Las Vegas with a contemporary rock band aesthetic. It’s not just a band—members Michael Shapiro (band founder, lead vocals, guitar), Ryan Low, aka Dr. Fu (drums, vocals) and Chris Nichols (bass, vocals) have created an exciting show that incorporates their live performances of modern versions of songs by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis, Sonny & Cher, Frankie Valli, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash and Bobby Darin with dynamic production-show elements. Whether you remember the swinging Vegas lounge era days or were born later, Reckless In Vegas has something for everyone. Video montages, dialogue, humor, modern hard-rocking grooves and tender moments of balladry combine to create a truly original take on this classic genre. Think The Rat Pack meets Green Day.

“Playing Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the first time is a thrill for us,” says Shapiro. “Its classic showroom vibe complements our show perfectly—we can’t wait to see our fans and make new ones in such a distinctive environment.”

About Michael Shapiro
Shapiro was raised in Las Vegas and, after a stint in California, came back to his old hometown earlier this year. He picked up his first guitar at age 13 and trained hard in guitar, vocals, piano and trumpet, attuning his ear to classical opera as well as rock. A chance encounter with a family friend struck the right chord and paved Shapiro’s way into music. At age 16, he had the opportunity to jam with Bruce Springsteen. The rocker’s energetic marathon performances spurred Shapiro to develop a taste for a raucous stage presence. After stints in various cover bands in his teens, Shapiro formed the band Trip, released a few CD’s and toured. Being part of the VH1 Rock Across America Tour, Trip opened for such artists as Edwin McCain, Duncan Sheik, The Romantics and Cheap Trick. It was during an ill-fated gig opening for Great White when a tragic fire struck, that moved Shapiro to deeply reflect on life’s vagaries and whims.

He bounced back, releasing his first solo album, Somehow, Someway, and toured nationally, opening for the band Live. After moving to San Rafael, Calif., he formed the power trio, Reckless in Vegas.

Shapiro’s style yields insight into his influences: Jimi Hendrix’s relentless guitar riffs, Journey’s Neal Schon, Carlos Santana and the melodic and powerful vocal styling of U2′s Bono. In fact, it is “Hendrix’s bluesy style” and wild “manipulation of the guitar” that Shapiro credits as a major early influence.

About Ryan Low
Born in Chinatown, San Francisco, Low is a high visibility drummer who is remarkable not only for his showmanship, distinctive and varying styles and driving rhythm, but also for how often he is seen playing with various artists. Low’s unique approach and explosive energy onstage brings him to the forefront of Reckless In Vegas’ performances. Besides being a performer and session player, Low is a committed teacher of drums and music. He applies his classical music training to his teaching, along with his love and passion for drumming. Although Low is a true lover of rock and funk drumming, he has explored a variety of musical styles from hip-hop to country, Latin jazz to R&B. He is always up for a challenge to expand his musical repertoire. Over the last 20 years, Low has performed everywhere west of the Rockies, and remains a solid Bay Area performer. He also has extensive recording experience, with almost 13 records under his belt to date. He has expanded his drumming credentials by working as co-producer on one of his recent projects.

About Chris Nichols
Born in Newark, Ohio, as the son of a piano teacher, Nichols studied the piano, cello, guitar, drums and bass.  His early years led him to Nashville where he toured with several artists throughout the nation. His desire to “Go West” led him to Las Vegas when the mob still owned the town. He saw the Sands and the Dunes casinos fall to their demise. Since moving to Sin City, he has recorded on several records both as an artist and an engineer.  Nichols actually shared the stage with Shapiro in Trip as they ascended to the height of that band’s career. With the help of several bands, he has also shared stages with Willie Nelson, Chris Isaak, Toto, Peter Frampton, Rick James and Lifehouse, to name just a few.

Tickets for “An Evening with Reckless In Vegas” start at $35 and are available at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at (702) 749-2000 or (808) 326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348. For more information about Reckless In Vegas, visit www.RecklessInVegas.com or like them on Facebook.

 

Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Announces Fourth of July Concert with Rock Band Lit and Series of Summer Entertainment and Events

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Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Announces Fourth of July Concert
with Rock Band Lit and Series of Summer Entertainment and Events
 
From summer concert series at The Pool Deck, to luaus, barbecues, special events and promotions,
Downtown Grand is heating up just in time for summer

 

Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino announces summer entertainment and events for June and July. Cool off at The Pool Deck with live entertainment, concerts, barbecues, luaus and more.

Downtown Grand is kicking off its summer concert series on the Fourth of July with a bang. High-energy alternative rock band, Lit, will perform on downtown Las Vegas’ only rooftop pool deck on Saturday, July 4, 2015. Lit is known for their hit singles “My Own Worst Enemy” and “Miserable”. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and local favorite Ashley Red will start the night as the opening band at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $20 each, include a free drink and can be purchased at VIP services or www.downtowngrand.com. VIP meet-and-greet tickets are also available online.

In partnership with the Las Vegas 51’s, Downtown Grand will host a special event at the Pool Deck for fans to cool off after the game on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. Several 51’s players and Cosmo the mascot will be in attendance to sign autographs and merchandise and meet fans by the pool. Free admission is available to any guest who shows their Las Vegas 51’s ticket stub or season ticket credentials at the door. Admission for guests without a game ticket is priced at $5. Fans can enjoy refreshingly cold beer specials starting at $2 and food specials including hot dogs and OMG sliders, with beef and bacon, for $2 each.

Additional summer events at The Pool Deck include:

Thursday Night Luaus Presented by Hot Lava
Every Thursday night at The Pool Deck beginning June 11, 2015

  • Live Luau performance and authentic Polynesian buffet
  • $18 for adults, $14 for children 12 & under, kids 3 & under are free
  • Tickets can be purchased at VIP services or www.downtowngrand.com


Summer Concert Series
Saturday nights at The Pool Deck

  • Doors at 8 p.m. Must be 21 years of age. $5 Cover and the first drink is free!
  • Empire Records – Saturday, July 18, 2015
  • Journey Unlimited – Saturday, August 8, 2015
  • Mick and The Stones on Labor Day Weekend – Saturday, September 5, 2015

Chillin’ and Grillin’ All You Can Eat BBQ at The Pool Deck
Every Friday

  • $12.99 all-you-can-eat cheeseburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken and more from 5-8 p.m.
  • All ages. Tickets can be purchased at The Pool Deck.

Free and open to the public, Downtown Grand’s entertainment includes popular local music acts and outrageous comedy.

Entertainment for the month of June includes:

Casino Stage
Friday, June 5, 2015 and Saturday, June 6, 2015

  • Reckless in Vegas, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Must be 21 years of age.

Grand Laughs Comedy
Every Thursday

  • Hosted by Paul Scally, red carpet at 7:00 p.m., doors at 7:30 p.m. and show at 8 p.m.

Art Bar
Thursdays-Saturdays

  • Live entertainment, 6-9 p.m.
  • Enjoy $3 well cocktails, $4 drafts, $5 select wines, $6 shot & beer and $5 bites all night long

The Best Big Pool Package
In addition to the summer entertainment and events, Downtown Grand invites guests to roll out their swim towels with the Best Big Pool Package. Rates start at just $44 and include accommodations, two complimentary beverages at The Pool Deck daily and a “Grand” Bag filled with summertime goodies and coupons.

The Best Big Pool Package is available now through October 1, 2015. Restrictions may apply. For more information or to book your summer getaway call 855-384-5170 or visit http://www.downtowngrand.com/packages/the-best-big-pool-package.

ABOUT DOWNTOWN GRAND LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO
Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand is situated on nearly seven acres that encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino, dining and nightlife amenities. Recognized as “Best Downtown Hotel” and “Best Hotel Room Value” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Downtown Grand features two 18-story and 25-story towers adjoined by a walking bridge elevated over 3rd Street, with 629 guest rooms and suites offering luxury accommodations that set a new standard for sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas. Reinvented from the bones of the historic Lady Luck Hotel & Casino, the exterior of Downtown Grand blends multiple storefronts with a brick and granite façade, along with an industrial chic interior featuring exposed brick and ornate fixtures.

Named “Best Casino” by Casino Player magazine, Downtown Grand offers 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 500 new slot machines, over 20 table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Downtown Grand’s variety of restaurants, bars and entertainment options include the award-winning Triple George Grill, Sidebar at Triple George, Stewart + Ogden, Art Bar, The Commissary, Mob Bar, Furnace Bar, Furnace Stage and The Carson Room, as well as renowned partnering venues Hogs & Heifers and Pizza Rock. Downtown Grand offers nightly entertainment, special engagements, concerts and the celebrated Grand Laughs Comedy Club. The only rooftop pool experience in downtown Las Vegas, Downtown Grand’s The Pool Deck boasts more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment and special event space, an infinity pool, restaurant and bar, semi-private lounge areas, a fire pit and a grass seating area.

Downtown Grand is just steps away from the world-famous Fremont Street Experience and The Mob Museum, within walking distance of Fremont East Entertainment District, and less than one mile from the Las Vegas Premium Outlets and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to DowntownGrand.com. Find on Facebook or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV.

Downtown Grand Announces March Entertainment Featuring free concerts, musical acts and comedy

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Downtown Grand Announces March Entertainment Featuring
free concerts, musical acts and comedy

Reckless in Vegas and legendary comedian Marty Allen lead the lineup

 

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino announces its entertainment lineup for March, including popular local music acts and outrageous comedy, including special engagements featuring renowned band Reckless in Vegas and legendary comedian Marty Allen. Limited to just 100 guests per performance, tickets for the Marty Allen shows are priced at $50 each and include $50 in free casino play per ticket, and can be purchased in person at the Casino Cage on the casino floor at Downtown Grand. All other entertainment is free.

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Grand Parlor
Sun., March 22/Mon., March 23                Comedian Marty Allen, Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m.

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Mob Bar
Fri., March 27/Sat., March 28                    Reckless in Vegas, Doors at 8:30 p.m. Show at 9 p.m.

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Casino Stage
Fri., March 6/Sat., March 7                        Jason Charles Miller, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Fri., March 13/Sat., March 14                    Roxy Gunn Project, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Fri., March 20/Sat., March 21                    Roxy Gunn Project, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Sat., March 28                                             Audi Giveaway drawing, 8 p.m.

Art Bar
Thursdays                                                   Ryan Whyte Maloney from NBC’s “The Voice”, 6-9 p.m.
Fridays-Saturdays                                       Live entertainment, 6-9 p.m.

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ABOUT DOWNTOWN GRAND LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO
Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand is situated on nearly seven acres that encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino, dining and nightlife amenities. Recognized as “Best Downtown Hotel” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Downtown Grand features two 18-story and 25-story towers adjoined by a walking bridge elevated over 3rd Street, with 634 guest rooms and suites offering luxury accommodations that set a new standard for sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas. Reinvented from the bones of the historic Lady Luck Hotel & Casino, the exterior of Downtown Grand blends multiple storefronts with a brick and granite façade, along with an industrial chic interior featuring exposed brick and ornate fixtures.

Named “Best Casino” by Casino Player magazine, Downtown Grand offers 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 500 new slot machines, over 20 table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Downtown Grand’s variety of restaurants, bars and entertainment options include the award-winning Triple George Grill, Sidebar at Triple George, Stewart + Ogden, Art Bar, The Commissary, Mob Bar, Furnace Bar, Furnace Stage and The Carson Room, as well as renowned partnering venues Hogs & Heifers and Pizza Rock. Downtown Grand offers nightly entertainment including musical acts and DJs, as well as special engagements, concerts and the celebrated Grand Laughs Comedy Club. Downtown Grand’s urban rooftop pool experience boasts more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment and special event space featuring an infinity pool, full restaurant and bar, private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area.

Downtown Grand is just steps away from the world-famous Fremont Street Experience and The Mob Museum, within walking distance of Fremont East Entertainment District, and less than one mile from the Las Vegas Premium Outlets and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to DowntownGrand.com. Find on Facebook <http://www.facebook.com/downtowngrandlv>  or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV <http://www.twitter.com/DowntownGrandLV> .