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Toast the New Year at Fremont Street Experience with
Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve Celebration
Rock Out at TributePalooza with Four Days of Concerts
Toast the New Year during the Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve 2016 Celebration taking place Thursday, Dec. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. at Fremont Street Experience in fabulous Downtown Las Vegas. This year the ultimate New Year’s Eve street party is themed TributePalooza and features 13 of the world’s greatest tribute bands. These tribute bands include: Rio (Duran Duran), Generation Idol (Billy Idol), Fan Halen (Van Halen), No Duh (No Doubt), Red Not Chili Peppers (Red Hot Chili Peppers), The Rising (Bruce Springsteen), Police Experience (The Police), Rockin the Paradice (Styx), Wanted (Bon Jovi), The Who Generation (The Who) Pyromania (Def Leppard), Double Vision (Foreigner) and Don’t Look Back (Boston).
The TributePalooza celebration kicks off with a Dec. 30 pre-party, featuring seven tribute bands under the FSE canopy. The headliner event is Dec. 31, with 13 bands featured. Then seven bands will continue the four-day party on Jan. 1-2. The concerts will begin at 5:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and at 5 p.m. on the other nights.
“This is definitely the place to ring in the New Year,” says Fremont Street Experience Director of Marketing Tom Bruny. “With the four blocks of Fremont Street Experience jam-packed with 13 tribute bands on three stages and crowds expected to reach up to 30,000 people, this has become the ultimate street party. We will also be starting with free concerts at our pre-party on Wednesday and our after-party on Friday and Saturday will continue the four-day celebration.”
On New Year’s Eve, just before midnight, revelers will say goodbye to 2015 with a year-in-review retrospective on the Viva Vision screen and a midnight countdown led by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman. Immediately following will be Fireworks by Grucci under the Viva Vision canopy as part of the citywide celebration, “America’s Party: Las Vegas New Year’s 2016.”
Admission to Downtown Countdown on New Year’s Eve is $30 per person when purchased online by Dec. 25. Beginning Dec. 26 tickets will be $40
per person and can be purchased online, in-person at any of the Fremont Street Experience member hotel-casinos, or at the event gates on Dec. 31. New Year’s Eve is the only night of the year when Fremont Street Experience has paid, ticketed admission. New Year’s Eve admission is restricted to persons 21 and older, and IDs will be checked at all entrances. To purchase tickets in advance go to www.VegasExperience.com/NYE.
On Dec. 31, ticketed partygoers can enter Downtown Countdown from Fremont Street hotel-casinos and at gates located at the intersections of Fremont Street & 4th Street and Fremont Street & Main Street. The Main Street Stage is at the west end of Fremont Street Experience, near Golden Gate casino; the 1st Street stage is next to Binion’s and across from Golden Nugget; the 3rd Street stage is at the intersection of the D Las Vegas, Four Queens and Fremont hotel-casinos. Parking is available at Fremont Street Experience’s parking garage on the corner of 4th Street & Carson Street and at Fremont Street
Fremont Street Experience TributePalooza Show Schedule:
Wednesday, December 30
Main Street Stage
Rio (Duran Duran Tribute) – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Generation Idol (Billy Idol Tribute) – 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Red Not Chili Peppers (Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute) – 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
1st Street Stage
The Rising (Bruce Springsteen Tribute) – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Police Experience (The Police Tribute) – 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
3rd Street Stage
Double Vision (Foreigner Tribute) – 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Don’t Look Back (Boston Tribute Band) – 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Thursday, December 31
5:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Rio (Duran Duran Tribute) – Main Street Stage
The Rising (Bruce Springsteen) – 1st Street Stage
The Who Generation (The Who Tribute) – 3rd Street Stage
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Generation Idol (Billy Idol Tribute) – Main Street Stage
Police Experience (The Police Tribute) – 1st Street Stage
Pyromania (Def Leppard Tribute) – 3rd Street Stage
9:45 p.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Fan Halen (Van Halen Tribute Band) – Main Street Stage
Rockin the Paradice (Styx Tribute) – 1st Street Stage
Double Vision (Foreigner Tribute) – 3rd Street Stage
12:10 a.m. – 1:40 a.m.
No Duh (No Doubt Tribute) – Main Street Stage
12:10 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Wanted (Bon Jovi Tribute) – 1st Street Stage
Don’t Look Back (Boston Tribute) – 3rd Street Stage
1:55 a.m. – 3:30 a.m.
Red Not Chili Peppers (Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute) – Main Street Stage
Friday & Saturday, January 1-2
Main Street Stage
Fan Halen (Van Halen Tribute) – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
No Duh (No Doubt Tribute) – 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Red Not Chili Peppers (Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute) – 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
1st Street Stage
Rockin the Paradice (Styx Tribute) – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Wanted (Bon Jovi Tribute) – 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
3rd Street Stage
Led Zepagain (Led Zeppelin Tribute) – 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Bonfire (AC/DC Tribute) – 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, North America’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. SlotZilla, the world’s most unique zipline attraction, features the 850-foot Zipline and the 1,750-foot Zoomline as people launch from a 12-story slot-machine themed takeoff platform to fly under the Viva Vision canopy. With direct pedestrian access to 8 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 17 million annual visitors. Visit online at www.vegasexperience.com.
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UPDATED VOODOO ZIP LINE AT RIO ALL-SUITE HOTEL & CASINO PROMOTIONS AND EVENTS
VooDoo Zip Line is open from noon to midnight daily. Only patrons 21 years of age or older are allowed after 8 p.m. Guests must be 48 inches tall to ride. Admission is $27.49. Tickets can be purchased online at www.VooDooZipLine.com, Rio Las Vegas or by phone at 702.388.0477.
Life is Beautiful
Guests can show their Life is Beautiful wristbands to receive $5 off regular priced tickets from Friday, Oct. 24 to Sunday, Oct. 26.
Throughout October, patrons will receive $5 off regular priced tickets when they wear a Halloween costume and mention “costume coupon discount” when purchasing tickets.
University of Nevada (UNLV) Students
UNLV students receive $5 off regular priced tickets when they show a valid form of UNLV school identification.
Tickets for Nevada residents are $21.99. To redeem this offer, guests must show a valid form of Nevada identification when purchasing tickets.
Guests can re-ride VooDoo Zip Line on the same day of the purchased ticket for $17.49. To redeem this offer, guests must show the purchased ticket at the VooDoo Zip Line box office.
Total Rewards Members
Diamond and Seven Star Total Rewards Members receive 10 percent off of tickets and advanced line access. To redeem this offer, guests must show their rewards card at time of purchase.
About VooDoo Zip Line
Created by New Capital Ventures, VooDoo Zip Line is an over-the-top, adrenaline-rushing, thrill ride at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The one-of-a-kind attraction features the best views of the city, boasting a 360-degree panorama of the famed Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountain ranges as guests soar almost 500 feet above the ground. For more information, visit www.VooDooZipLine.com.
About New Capital Ventures
New Capital Ventures was founded by Jonathan Borchetta and Joe Shortal and it is a Las Vegas-based development firm specializing in rides and attractions. VooDoo Zip Line was created in partnership with world-renowned ride designer Stan Checketts. New Capital Ventures is dedicated to creating quality, entertainment destinations throughout the city while also providing employment opportunities for the community.
About Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, home of the World Series of Poker, offers guests a unique all-suite hotel experience. Complete with 2,522 all-suite hotel rooms – including 380 newly designed Samba suites – the property overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and sits one block west of the famed boulevard. The resort features a variety of entertainment options including headliners Penn & Teller, the world-famous Chippendales and Crown Theater. Rio is home to a diverse array of dining and nightlife experiences including Hash House a Go Go, Martorano’s, Voodoo Steak, KJ Dim Sum & Seafood, iBar, VooDoo Beach and, with panoramic views of The Strip, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub. Rio also offers the Rio Secco Golf Club. Recognized by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Golf Destinations in the World,” Rio Secco Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course designed by famed architect Rees Jones and home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf. For more information, please visit www.riolasvegas.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Rio on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
Eddie Griffin on the Grill at The Shade Tree
Rio Headliner Eddie Griffin took over the FatBurger grills at The Shade Tree shelter when he hosted the shelter residents with a Fatburger Lunch! Eddie was flipping burgers and cracking his classic jokes with the residents while the kitchen staff brought the cooked patties inside to create the burger, keeping lunch healthy with a side salad. The jokes kept coming out as Eddie took pictures and signed autographs for everyone. During the lunch, Eddie and his celebrity friends such as Mike Tyson were tweeting live pictures.
The Fat Burger drive started on Friday, December 13 and ran through Sunday, December 22 Guests were asked to help by buying an extra burger for donation to The Shade Tree. – Fatburger’s Fat Bar, Fatburger Red Rock and Fatburger Green Valley MATCHED every burger donated. On December 23, Fat Bar set up to grill donated burgers on site at The Shade Tree for lunch.
Fat Bar on the strip: 3763 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109; FatBurger at Red Rock: 11011 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89135; FatBurger at Green Valley: 2300 Paseo Verde Parkway #2011, Henderson, NV 89052
About Shade Tree:
For more than 20 years The Shade Tree, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has been dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their pets affected by domestic violence in the Las Vegas valley. As the only organization with an animal shelter on campus, named Noah’s Animal House, The Shade Tree brings families together with their pets and connects them with assistance and services. The Shade Tree is the largest shelter of its kind in Nevada and is the only 24-hour accessible shelter designed specifically to meet the needs of women and children in Southern Nevada. With 364 permanent beds, The Shade Tree provides over 100,000 nights of shelter each year. To remove any barrier that might prevent a woman from accessing necessary services for her and her children, 100% of services are provided completely free of charge, regardless of the length of stay. To learn more about how you can support The Shade Tree, please call (702) 385-0072 or visitwww.theshadetree.org. For the latest news and events on The Shade Tree follow them at https://www.facebook.com/TheShadeTreeLV or Twitter @ShadeTreeVEGAS.
About Fat Bar:
The Fat Bar on Las Vegas Strip was created by owner Darin Feinstein and is open 24 hours a day seven days a week. With approximately 50,000 people strolling by on weekdays and 80,000 on weekends it’s the epicenter of people watching in Las Vegas. Visit us at 3763 South Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 736-4733. For more information on FatBurger’s Fat Bar visit http://www.FatBarLasVegas.com.
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THE UFC® PREPARES TO HOST BIGGEST SPORTING EVENT IN UFC HISTORY
AT JOAO HAVELANGE STADIUM IN RIO
MAIN CARD FEATURES SHOWDOWNS BETWEEN LEGENDS OF THE SPORT:
ANDERSON SILVA vs. CHAEL SONNEN
VITOR BELFORT vs. WANDERLEI SILVA
Tickets on Sale in May
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® will return to Brazil for an epic sporting event as legendary fighters collide on the biggest fight card in UFC® history at UFC®147 at Joao Havelange Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on June 23, 2012. The largest crowd ever is expected for the highly anticipated rematch between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and American contender Chael Sonnen, a grudge match two years in the making. The event also features a live finale of The Ultimate Fighter Brasil™, the showdown between two Brazilians and icons of the sport – coaches Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva.
From the beginning of the negotiations for the UFC’s next event in the country, the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo both emerged as strong options to host the event. Engenhao, home to football club Botafogo and future venue for the 2016 Olympics, has hosted many legendary sports and entertainment events since its opening in 2007. The event marks the first time for a UFC event in a soccer stadium and the organization expects a record audience. The mark to beat is UFC 129, held in April of 2011 at Rogers Centre in Canada, which had a record attendance of 55,000 fans.
“This will be the biggest sporting event of the year” said UFC President Dana White. “Bigger than the NFL, the NBA, you name it – UFC 147 will be the biggest. The whole world wants to see this fight between Silva and Sonnen. We are broadcast in over 150 countries in 22 languages in half a billion homes. Wherever those fans are, they are going to be watching this fight.”
The rivalry between Anderson Silva (29-4-0) and Chael Sonnen (28-11-1) has produced the biggest grudge match in UFC history. The two bitter rivals first faced each other in August of 2010 at UFC 117 in Oakland, California. The battle featured arguably the biggest come-from-behind win ever; as Silva, who was being dominated from the beginning of the fight, submitted his American rival with a triangle choke in the last round. It was the seventh of nine title defenses for the Brazilian champion.
In what has been one of the long-awaited rematches in UFC history, Brazilian fans will also get a chance to witness Vitor Belfort (21-9-0) and Wanderlei Silva (34-11-1) square off in the Octagon®. In their first meeting in 1998 in São Paulo, Belfort knocked out Silva 44 seconds into their fight. Since then, MMA fans have eagerly waited for over 10 years to witness the rematch between two legends of the sport. Belfort is coming off of a win over American fighter Anthony Johnson in UFC Rio (UFC 142), while Wanderlei dramatically knocked out opponent Cung Le at UFC 139.
More information regarding on-sale dates for UFC147 and the fight card will be announced next month. For more information and up-to-date news on ticket on-sale dates, visit br.ufc.com.
All bouts live and subject to change.
About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®:
Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, and with offices in London, England, Toronto, Canada and Beijing, China, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world.
The world’s largest Pay-Per-View provider, UFC programming, including company’s famed The Ultimate Fighter series, is distributed on the FOX Network and PPV in the United States and on Rede Globo and the Combate Channel in Brazil.
In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is available in over 150 countries and territories, to nearly one billion homes worldwide, in 22 different languages. The UFC also connects with over 10 million fans through UFC.com as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with nearly two million followers on Twitter.
Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, an internationally distributed magazine, the best-selling UFC Undisputed® video game franchise distributed by THQ, UFC GYM®, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel, trading cards, and action figures.
Brazilian fans have access to exclusive content in Portuguese at UFC.com www.br.ufc.com, at facebook.com/UFCBrasil, and on Twitter @ufc_Brasil.