Tyler Robinson Foundation Announces Community Honorees for Sixth Annual Rise Up Gala

Tyler Robinson Foundation
Announces Community Honorees
for Sixth Annual Rise Up Gala

Zappos, Shaquille O’Neal and other community heroes honored for their support in the fight against pediatric cancer during star-studded event on Sept. 6

Fans can enter international flyaway sweepstakes online for a chance to attend
the exclusive, sold out Rise Up Gala featuring a performance by Imagine Dragons

The Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF), the nonprofit organization of the GRAMMY® Award-winning, multiplatinum-selling band Imagine Dragons, has announced its honorees for the sixth annual Rise Up Gala, an extraordinary, one-night-only experience dedicated to supporting families battling childhood cancer. The star-studded evening of inspiration is set for Friday, Sept. 6 at Wynn Las Vegas and is currently sold out.

Imagine Dragons fans and TRF supporters unable to snag tickets can now enter to win the prize package of a lifetime which includes two round trip flights to Las Vegas, two nights at Wynn Las Vegas and two VIP tickets to the 2019 Rise Up Gala featuring an intimate acoustic performance by the band. The international giveaway is open online at trf.org/2019galagiveaway and closes Wednesday, July 31 at 5 p.m.

A number of community heroes will be recognized during the exclusive event for their efforts in support of TRF’s mission. Honorees include:

TRF Community Impact: Zappos and Zappos For Good
Zappos, the online retailer known for exceptional customer service and its official charitable arm, Zappos for Good, live their mission to spread happiness and celebrate the good in everything while encouraging their employees to be the good they want to see in the world. With a strong company culture focused on giving back and being socially responsible, Zappos and Zappos for Good can be found making an impact in just about every space imaginable. While longtime gala supporters, Zappos and Zappos for Good have increased collaborations with TRF within the past year and continue to surprise and delight TRF families nationwide.

Team TRF Honoree: Corner Canyon High School
Students at Corner Canyon High School in Draper, Utah rallied together to raise $77,526.08 for TRF during their fundraising season in December 2018, exceeding their goal to raise $75,000 in just three weeks. As part of the Team TRF school fundraising program, students completed “odd jobs” in the community including door-to-door asks, silent auctions, sporting events, student activities and restaurants nights to support the fundraising effort.

TRF Honorary Chair: Shaquille O’Neal
Shaquille O’Neal is so much more than a list of outstanding stats from 19 seasons in the NBA. The basketball Hall of Famer frequently donates his time and money to countless charitable causes throughout the global community. With new ties to Las Vegas, Shaq has invited more than a dozen TRF families to various benefit events this year and continues to quietly make an impact in Las Vegas and around the world.

TRF Legacy Honoree: Tim and Amy Cantor
Tim Cantor’s extraordinary artistic vision has been apparent since he began oil painting at just five years old. By age 15, he was given his first art exhibition, whereupon one of his paintings was acquired to hang in the White House. After marrying Amy, the love of his life and his partner in all things, Tim’s reputation continued to expand across the world. In 2015, Tim and Amy began working closely with Imagine Dragons to create the cover of the band’s second album, Smoke + Mirrors, as well as 13 paintings representing each song on the album. The partnership only deepened as the art was integrated into the band’s music video for “Shots,” featured in the tour production, and became a touring art exhibition accompanying Imagine Dragons at more than 60 stops in North America and Asia. With exquisite galleries in San Diego and Amsterdam, Tim and Amy are far more accomplished than their humble and gracious personalities would ever let on. They have given quietly and generously for years to TRF, lending their talents and time to create art for events, awards for honorees, and auctioning off paintings. They are an integral part of the TRF family.

The Rise Up Gala offers attendees an exclusive night of entertainment and glamour while celebrating the individuals who have made notable contributions to TRF through direct efforts, philanthropic support, or by raising public awareness for pediatric cancer. Joel McHale will once again serve as master of ceremonies. The evening also features a special acoustic performance from the GRAMMY Award-winning, multiplatinum-selling band, Imagine Dragons. All proceeds benefit TRF, where 85 percent of every dollar raised goes directly to families in need. For more information, visit TRF.org.

About The Tyler Robinson Foundation
The Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) helps strengthen families financially and emotionally as they cope with the tragedy of a pediatric cancer diagnosis by providing grants specifically to offset out-of-pocket life expenses. TRF is the nonprofit organization of the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling band Imagine Dragons. TRF meets a critical need in communities across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and Malaysia. Each year, one in 285 children are diagnosed with cancer. While many pediatric cancer organizations focus on growing awareness and support for families with the physical and emotional toll of a diagnosis, the huge financial hardship cancer treatment places on families is rarely discussed. More than 85-percent of every dollar TRF raises goes right to families in need. For more information visit TRF.org.

About Imagine Dragons
Formed in 2009, Imagine Dragons first revealed their limitless passion and genre-bending sensibilities with a series of independently released EPs that quickly earned a grassroots following. After hitmaking producer Alex Da Kid signed them to KIDinaKORNER/Interscope, the band made their major-label debut with Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the double-platinum breakthrough single “It’s Time.” With their full-length debut Night Visions arriving later that year, Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard200, selling more than five million copies worldwide. In addition, Night Visions’ diamond-selling single “Radioactive” hit No. 1 on the BillboardRock chart and won Best Rock Performance at the 2014 Grammy Awards. From there, Imagine Dragons went on to see their 2015 sophomore album Smoke + Mirrors debut at No. 1 on the Billboard200. Released in June 2017, their third album EVOLVE was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned three No. 1 Alternative radio hits: “Believer,” which topped the Alternative radio chart for 12 weeks and also climbed to No. 3 at Top 40 radio; “Thunder,” which hit No. 1 at Top 40 and scored a Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy nomination; and “Whatever It Takes,” which was Top 5 at Top 40 radio. The band recently released their fourth album, ORIGINS. The album includes the #1 single “Natural,”which spent nine weeks at No. 1 at alternative radio.

DJ Diesel AKA Shaq Returns To Rehab Beach Club At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Aug. 5

 

 

 

DJ DIESEL AKA SHAQ RETURNS TO REHAB BEACH CLUB AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO LAS VEGAS, AUG. 5

 

 

WHAT: Former professional basketball player, Shaquille O’Neal, AKA DJ Diesel will take over Rehab Beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this Sunday, Aug. 5. DJ Diesel will be walking the red carpet prior to his performance.

WHEN:
Sunday, Aug. 5 
11:00 am

 

WHERE:
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169

 

 

DETAILS: Tickets to Rehab on Sunday, Aug. 5 start at $20 for females and $40 for males and can be purchased at www.rehablv.com. Guests can purchase admission tickets using the promo code “BeachClubVIP” and receive a free specialty tiki drink. The dayclub is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid form of identification to attend.

 

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses and KISS have all performed. Features of the property include the newly-remodeled 11-story Casino Tower with 640 rooms and suites, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites; the 15-story HRH All-Suite Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites, which has received the AAA Four Diamond Award; 60,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space, which was named a Smart Meetings 2016 Platinum Choice Award winner; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Reliquary Spa; Kelly Cardenas Salon – a Paul Mitchell® Focus Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise, which was voted as the No. 1 “Best Hotel Pool” in the 2015 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice contest; the world-famous pool party Rehab Beach Club; live music/entertainment venues The Joint, Vinyl and Club Domina, the home of Magic Mike Live Las Vegas; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café, Goose Island Pub, 福Fú Asian Kitchen, Oyster Bar, Pizza Forte, Dunkin’ Donuts and MB Steak; a fitness center; trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co., Chill by Hudson, Hootenanny, Bezel, Day + Night and Shine. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

Hard Rock International
With venues in 74 countries, including 185 cafes, 25 hotels and 12 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include, Maldives, Manila, Malaga, Georgetown, Fortaleza, Casablanca and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Berlin, Budapest, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

Former All-Star Athlete and Media Personality, Shaquille O’Neal, Greets Fans at BEER PARK Thursday Afternoon

Former all-star athlete and media personality, Shaquille O’Neal, made a surprise appearance at BEER PARK at Paris Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon. Sporting khakis with a yellow t-shirt, O’Neal chatted and took photos with eager fans and the bar staff, while enjoying panoramic views of the Las Vegas Strip.

 

ABOUT BEER PARK

BEER PARK is located at Paris Las Vegas on a 10,000-square-foot deck set in the backdrop of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The dynamic rooftop bar and grill offers a tailgate party atmosphere with an outdoor smoker and grill, picnic tables, and more than 100 drafts, can and bottle beer selections; including 36 beers on tap. The all-American menu includes next-level stadium-style cuisine, including selections such as barbecue ribs, oversized drumsticks and reuben sandwiches, all prepared with meats cooked on a custom-made Budweiser Beechwood Grill; as well as Shock Top-marinated bratwurst, nachos and more. With dozens of high-definition televisions throughout and an onsite betting station, BEER PARK is a popular gathering place for sports fans. BEER PARK is open daily from lunch through late night, transitioning to a fun, high-energy bar after 10 p.m. BEER PARK is owned and operated by BEER PARK. The phone number for BEER PARK is 702.444.4500, the website is www.beerpark.com, and information about private events is available via email at info@beerpark.com. BEER PARK is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BeerParkLV and on Twitter and Instagram at @BEERPARKLV.

PHOTOS: DJ Quik Delivers Room-Rousing Performance at LAX Nightclub Saturday, Feb. 18

PHOTOS: DJ Quik Delivers Room-Rousing Performance at LAX Nightclub Saturday, Feb. 18

 

Quik was the name of the game at LAX Nightclub Saturday, Feb. 18, when the hip-hop artist performed for a shoulder-to-shoulder audience. With special guests including his son David Blake, Jr. and Hi-C in tow, DJ Quik performed a set list of his greatest hits while making it rain Rosé on a legion of enthusiastic and adoring fans.

West Coast rapper DJ Quik released his debut album “Quik Is the Name” in 1990. The platinum-selling album spawned two radio hits: “Tonite” and “Born and Raised in Compton.” DJ Quik has steadily recorded new music over the years, while also racking up a list of production credits with artists including Tupac, Shaquille O’Neal, Xzibit, Talib Kweli, Jay-Z, Jadakiss, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, and more.

Thursday, Feb. 23, Mystikal will return to the LAX Nightclub stage as part of the venue’s acclaimed Throwback Thursday series.

LAX Nightclub is open Thursday – Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. For more information, visit Luxor.com or follow LAX Nightclub on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

ABOUT LAX NIGHTCLUB
LAX Nightclub is Luxor Hotel and Casino’s premier nightlife hotspot, which ushered in 2016 by revealing state-of-the-art upgrades to its lighting and sound system, LED features surrounding the DJ booth, and sleek new design elements. LAX Nightclub is Las Vegas’ Throwback Thursday destination, where DJs spin favorite hits from the ’80s and ’90s, with several memorable Throwback performers hosting select nights throughout the year. LAX Nightclub is open Thursday – Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. For more information, visit Luxor.com/LAX, call (702) 262-4LAX (4529), or follow LAX Nightclub on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Gary Owen Brings Side-Splitting Comedy to Orleans Showroom March 3-4

Gary Owen Brings Side-Splitting Comedy to Orleans Showroom March 3-4

Comedian and actor Gary Owen will come to The Orleans Showroom on March 3-4.

Owen got his start performing stand-up comedy in Southern California, including a regular gig at The Comedy Story in Hollywood. In 1997, Owen auditioned for BET’s “Comic View,” which led to two appearances and later, his own one-hour “Grandstand” show.

In 2011, Owen was named “Black America’s Favorite White Comic” by Ebony magazine, and was invited to be one of the headlining comedians on STARZ’s “Martin Lawrence Presents: First Amendment Stand-Up.” He was last seen on the big screen in “Ride Along,” alongside Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. He also appeared in Steve Harvey’s romantic comedy series “Think Like A Man” and “Think Like A Man Too.” Most recently, he starred in his own reality show on BET, “The Gary Owen Show,” as well as starred in TruTV’s video and sketch comedy show, “Upload,” which he co-hosted with Shaquille O’Neal.

Owen’s performances include his one-hour Showtime special “True Story,” which is currently available on DVD and Netflix, as well as early specials “Breakin’ Out the Park” and “Urban Legend.”

Showtime is 8 p.m. each night. Tickets start at $39.95 plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleanscasino.com; or in-person at The Orleans box office or gift shops at Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Boyd Gaming casino resort featuring more than 1,800 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a diverse selection of remarkable dining experiences, and chart-topping entertainers performing weekly. With more than $30 million in renovations and enhancements now underway, The Orleans offers a rich resort experience with exceptional dining experiences, like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining, Ondori Asian Kitchen and Bailiwick. The casino floor features all the hottest new slot machines and 60 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more. Additional amenities include a 70-lane bowling alley, an 18-screen movie theater, a spa, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com.

LAX Nightclub Welcomes Throwback Thursday Headliners DJ Quik, Juvenile, and Mystikal

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LAX Nightclub Welcomes Throwback Thursday Headliners
DJ Quik, Juvenile and Mystikal

 

Celebrity Filled, Interactive Event Space at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

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MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS UNVEILS EXCITING, INTERACTIVE OFFERINGS FOR CORPORATE EVENT PLANNERS, SMALL GROUPS

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Interactive, entertaining and innovative! What else could an event planner ask for? Well, perhaps for Gwen Stefani, Sandra Bullock or Nick Fury to show up. At the all NEW Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, all this and more is possible for corporate event planners and small groups.

Special Events Manager Michael Tapia and his team do everything they can to create events that are memorable and most of all, world-famous fun. Tapia explains, “Interactive! That’s what guests love most about Madame Tussauds. They’re interacting with our more than 100 wax figures, mingling with live chefs as they cook and journey from one uniquely-themed room to another within the attraction. This is the liveliest place in Las Vegas for an event or party.”

At Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, there is more than 30,000 square feet of space available throughout eight themed-rooms, including the brand new Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience,  which make for a fully immersive and entertainment event. Each room can hold approximately 120 guests reception-style or up to 75 seated. Beginning with Club Tussauds showcasing an array of stars including Leonardo DiCaprio and Britney Spears. Additional interactive rooms span sports (think slam dunking basketballs with Shaquille O’Neal) to television (sit at Larry King’s desk) to music (sing for Simon Cowell and rap with Tupac Shakur) to film (wreak havoc in the “Hangover” suite with Bradley Cooper) and celebrate Las Vegas like no other by visiting with city icons including Celine Dion, Blue Man Group and Criss Angel. The experience concludes with the Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience and figures such as Nick Fury.

With all of these lavishly decorated and well-lit rooms, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas makes it easy for planners to create an event guests will never forget.

Adds Tapia, “There’s nothing we can’t do for our guests. Rove from one room to the next with different-themed food and drinks. Need an open bar? We absolutely can provide that. Our studio team can also customize a ‘back of house’ experience and incorporate how figures are created and maintained. We also welcome a variety of events including corporate team-building, brand launches and cocktail parties. Attendees can play video games in the sports rooms or go on scavenger hunts throughout the attraction with fun facts about the figures serving as clues. For more upscale events, experience everything from champagne chandeliers to live tables. It’s Las Vegas, after all, so themes can range from the classic Rat Pack to a trendy night club on the Strip.”

The event itself can feature its own branding. Particularly for buyouts, there are several screens which can display corporate logos, special messages and images. WiFi is also available to all groups no matter the size.

For departing guests, special gift bags can be created courtesy of Madame Tussauds Las Vegas’ incredible gift shop selling memorabilia and souvenirs. Guests can also receive Madame Tussauds’ branded champagne offered either in large bottles or as splits.

Madame Tussauds is open 365 days of the year and opens at 10 a.m. To book an event, contact Michael Tapia at (702) 862-7805 or Events@MadameTussaudsLV.com.

ABOUT MADAME TUSSAUDS LAS VEGAS
Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is ALL NEW! The interactive wax attraction is located on the Las Vegas Strip in front of the Venetian and features eight unique rooms including the amazing Marvel Super Heroes 4D Experience. Take pictures with life-like wax figures of your favorite celebrities and show friends back home you hung out with the stars while in Las Vegas! Step into the movies with Will Smith, pose for paparazzi with Lady Gaga, relive a crazy Vegas night with Bradley Cooper and fight crime alongside Nick Fury. For more information, go to www.MadameTussaudsLasVegas.com or find at www.Facebook.com/MadameTussaudsLasVegas or follow on Twitter @MadameTussauds.

ABOUT MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s number one and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 104 attractions, 10 hotels/three holiday villages in 22 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000 employees. 

Merlin has 23 attractions and one hotel in North America, including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park, and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park, SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington D.C., Las Vegas; Hollywood; and San Francisco LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City, Mo.; Atlanta; Boston; Westchester, New York; Toronto, Canada; a Dungeon in San Francisco and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix; Kansas City; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis and Charlotte – Concord – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. Visit www.MerlinEntertainments.biz for more information.

ABOUT MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit www.Marvel.com.  

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Photos: Swizz Beatz & Shaquille O’Neal at Marquee; Kathy Griffin & iJustine at LAVO

Monday night marked the Monster Takeover at Marquee Nightclub with special guest DJ Swizz Beatz. Sporting 24k gold Monster headphones, the award winning producer took to the turntables, dropping a roster of club anthems that kept the party going late into the night. As Swizz led the charge from the DJ booth, former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal joined him and surprised partygoers as he took to the mic to greet the club before heading to a VIP table on the dance floor.

At LAVO Italian Restaurant, comedian Kathy Griffin was spotted dining with friends. They enjoyed chicken parmigiano, cheese ravioli, bread pudding and the restaurant’s signature oreo zeppole.

Internet personality iJustine also dined at LAVO on Monday evening. Kobe meatballs, chicken parmigiano, steak and various pastas were ordered by her group.

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Photo Credit: Al Powers

Photos: Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo Welcomed NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal

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Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo Welcomed NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal

 

The luxurious Azure Pool at The Palazzo Las Vegas welcomed NBA All-Star, Shaquille O’Neal on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. Greeted by cheering fans, Shaq playfully answered questions, shook hands with fans, and posed for the cameras. The buzz about Olympic Gold Medalist, Ryan Lochte’s swimming challenge tweet to O’Neal was addressed on Azure’s blue carpet, to which he jokingly teased “Who is Ryan Lochte?”

Affectionately known for his big personality on and off the court, O’Neal mingled with star-struck fans, and pumped up the jam for Azure guests.  Local celebrity, Mark Shunock, who plays “Lonnie” in Rock Of Ages at The Venetian, and the resort’s resident drummers, also made an appearance to top off the star-studded afternoon at the luxurious hotspot.

The DJ kept the crowd moving with Hip Hop favorites and popular summer beats, while O’Neal and friends enjoyed the party vibe in the cabana.  The party enjoyed many items from Azure’s signature menu, including fresh fruit, fish tacos, and a veggie pizza. The group also celebrated with Azure cocktails.

For more information about Azure Luxury Pool, please visit palazzo.com/azure.

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Photos: Ryan Lochte at TAO Beach & LAVO; Shaquille O’Neal and David Spade at LAVO

Friday afternoon, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was spotted at TAO Beach with a group of friends. Continuing his birthday weekend, Lochte took in the sun from a VIP cabana and sipped on cocktails. Later that evening, the group, including fellow Olympian Cullen Jones, enjoyed dinner at LAVO Italian Restaurant before hitting the nightclub. DJ Jerzy shouted out Lochte’s arrival and the crowd cheered as he stopped to pose for photos with fans and was later surprised with a special presentation featuring a Captain America look-a-like, confetti showers and a special birthday dessert.

Hosting the night at LAVO, Shaquille O’Neal took over a VIP section on the dance floor with a group of friends including former reality star turned fitness coach Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander. Shortly after his arrival, Shaq made his way into the DJ booth not once, but twice and took the party up a notch alongside DJ Jerzy. All to the delight of an excited crowd that erupted into cheers as soon as he hopped on the mic, the famed basketball star kept the party going while rapping along to hip hop anthems. It wasn’t long before Shaq surprised the entire club with an impromptu DJ set, igniting the room and setting off a frenzy of flashes as he quickly proved he truly is a man of many talents.

Comedian and actor David Spade was also at LAVO Friday night. Joined by a small group of friends, Spade enjoyed Chicken and Mushroom Ravioli in the restaurant, later stopping to pose for photos with fans.

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TAO Beach Photo Credit: Al Powers
LAVO Nightclub Photo Credit: Karl Larson

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Updated Entertainment / Nightlife Schedule

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Updated Entertainment / NIGHTLIFE Schedule

 

THE JOINT

JUST ADDED

Shaquille O’Neal’s All-Star Comedy Jam starring Mike Epps – Aug. 31

Ellis Mania 9 – Oct. 12

The Black Crowes – Dec. 13

 

VINYL

JUST ADDED

Sabotage – Aug. 30

The Dreaming – Sept. 13

Colin Kane – Sept. 14

Sin City Sinners with special guests – Sept. 21, 22, 27, 29, Oct. 4, 6

Wednesday 13 – Sept. 25

Built to Spill – Nov. 26

UPDATED

Smashing Alice – Sept. 1 and 15

Street Drum Corps presents: Lost Vegas – Nov. 16

 

NIGHTLIFE

JUST ADDED

Klever, Caked Up, Riddler, Reid Stefan and DJ Teenwolf – Aug. 9

Dorm Days Slumber Party Edition featuring DJ Sliink and DJ Shift – Aug. 11

Destructo and friends with Jesse Rose, Mike B and Crazibiza – Aug. 17

BASSrush featuring Crizzly and DJ Vegas Banger – Aug. 23

Crazibiza – Aug. 24

12th Planet and Whiiite – Aug. 30

Juicy Beach After Dark featuring Robbie Rivera, Richard Beynon and DJ Shift – Aug. 31

UPDATED

DJ Ikon and DJ Shift – Aug. 10

Luminox, Valentino Khan, DJs From Mars and StoneBridge – Aug. 16

DJ Whoo Kid – Aug. 18

 

POOL

Just added

Paradise Beach: Juicy Beach featuring Robbie Rivera and David Solano – Aug. 31

SOUNDWAVES: Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion – Aug. 31

REHAB: Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion – Sept. 1

Updated

Paradise Beach: Crazibiza, Sex Panther and Lucky Date – Aug. 24

 

ENTERTAINMENT

THE JOINT
A state-of-the-art sound system delivers an unforgettable live music experience to the intimate 4,000 capacity venue. The Joint offers seven VIP Luxury Suites and a prestigious VIP Level. A superior video system and more versatile stage enhances any production — creating an experience that surpasses all expectations and makes The Joint the most dynamic, sophisticated, and authentic venue in Las Vegas.
Shows at The Joint can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at www.hardrockhotel.com, ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000. For groups of 12 or more call 702.693.5220 or email groupsales@hrhvegas.com.

 

Shaquille O’Neal’s All-Star Comedy Jam starring Mike Epps *just added*                                                                         Saturday, Aug. 31 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $45                                                                                                                                                                On sale now

Shaquille O’Neal and Jeff Clanagan, through their company, Shaq Entertainment, in partnership with AEG Live, announce Mike Epps as the host of the upcoming Las Vegas performance of Shaquille O’Neal’s All-Star Comedy Jam. The live show at The Joint will be taped for a cable television special. Shaquille O’Neal took All-Star Comedy Jam on the road after his NBA All-Star Weekend show in Los Angeles became such a hit. Playing to sold out crowds across the country, covering over 30 markets, proved that the All-Star Comedy Jam tour was just what audiences wanted.

All-Star Comedy Jam was Shaq’s first new venture following his retirement from the NBA. With Codeblack Enterprises as the producing and distribution partner for the filmed projects, and AEG Live producing the live shows, the All-Star Comedy Jam brand has showcased many of the top urban comedians in the country and has spawned highly popular one-hour television specials. These specials have aired annually since 2009 and have become one of the highest-rated comedy specials on cable.

 

Ellis Mania 9 *just added*                                                                                                                                                     Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $26.50                                                                                                                                                           On sale now

Ellis Mania 9 heads to The Joint for its usual shenanigans where star-studded match ups meet goofball antics in original and comedic boxing matches.

 

The Black Crowes *just added*                                                                                                                                            Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $39.50                                                                                                                                                           On sale now

The Black Crowes headline at The Joint in support of its “Lay Down With Number 13” tour. The band’s tour kicked off March 24 after ending a two-year hiatus with five sold-out U.K. shows. They’ve been flying high since in the U.S. and Europe, where they performed from June 18 to July 6, including headlining shows, festivals and two stadium concerts with Bruce Springsteen. The Black Crowes have sold over 35 million albums and are known as one of rock’s best live acts. The band’s powerful performances are captured on its latest release Wiser for the Time, a four-sided vinyl collection and double album digital download (Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records).

 

VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine Music Awards Show 2013                                                                                                            Sunday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $30                                                                                                                                                                On sale now

VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine hosts the fourth annual VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine Music Awards 2013 at The Joint. The night will be “a celebration of classic rock” with appearances by some of the most legendary artists in the music business.

 

Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour featuring Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains & Airbourne                                          Friday, Sept. 4 at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets start at $39.50                                                                                                                                                           On sale now
The Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Tour featuring Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains & Airbourne stops at The Joint. This year marks the third installment for Monster Energy Rock Allegiance; the event launched as a traveling tour in 2011. In 2012, it became a “destination festival” in Hershey, Pa. that featured Stone Temple Pilots, Three Days Grace, Seether, Buckcherry, Fuel, Daughtry and more, commandeering Hersheypark Stadium over the Labor Day Weekend. This year, the fest returns to the road and brings American audiences the very best that rock music as a whole has to offer, with a decidedly international feel.

Danish superstars Volbeat will share the stage with HIM, a cult favorite from Finland whose fans are disciple-like in their devotion. All That Remains have scratched and clawed their way out of Massachusetts and rocketed up the radio charts over the past half-decade, all the while keeping a firm foothold in the hard rock scene. Airbourne have been making a name for themselves ever since emerging from Australia, armed with plenty of riffs and just as much attitude.

Carnival of Madness Tour featuring Shinedown                                                                                                                   Sunday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m.

(Special guests Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and We As Human)

Tickets start at $59.50                                                                                                                                                           On sale now

The Carnival of Madness tour, powered by Monster Energy, is returning this summer with multi-platinum rock band Shinedown, along with Papa Roach, Skillet, In This Moment and We As Human. The first Carnival of Madness proved to be one of the biggest tours of the summer, heralded as a “Top 50 tour” by Pollstar. The premier rock tour of 2013 will make a stop at The Joint for one unforgettable show.
Pet Shop Boys                                                                                                                                                                         Friday, Oct. 11 at 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $45                                                                                                                                                                On sale now
Pet Shop Boys bring its ‘Electric’ tour to The Joint on Friday, Oct. 11. Pet Shop Boys returned in triumphant form on July 16, 2013 with the release of its new studio album Electric, the first to appear on its own label x2 (via Kobalt Label Services). Electric features nine tracks in total – eight brand new Pet Shop Boys’ songs plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Last to Die.” The result is as uncompromising a collection of dance anthems as Pet Shop Boys have ever made.

Pet Shop Boys said, “Electric is very much set on the dance floor. Our latest album often evolves as a response to our previous album and, where as Elysium had a reflective mood, Electric is pretty banging! And working with Stuart Price on a studio album is something we have wanted to do for a very long time.”

 

Nine Inch Nails                                                                                                                                                                       Friday, Nov. 15 – Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m.          

(Special guest Explosions in the Sky)

Tickets start at $75                                                                                                                                                                On sale now

The “Nine Inch Nails: Tension 2013” tour will stop in Las Vegas where the legendary rockers perform two shows at The Joint. Recorded in secret over the last year, Trent Reznor teamed with producers Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder to create Hesitation Marks, the first new music from Nine Inch Nails in five years.

RESIDENT SHOW
Mötley Crüe Invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell                                                                                                       Sept. 18, 20 – 22, 25, 27 – 29

Oct. 2, 4 – 6 at 9 p.m.

Tickets start at $49.50                                                                                                                                                           On sale now

The world’s most notorious band returns to the world’s most notorious city this fall, when Mötley Crüe returns to the stage at The Joint for an exclusive 12-show engagement, Sept. 18 – Oct. 6. The band blew away fans and critics in February 2012 with 12 over-the-top, sold-out shows.

The 2013 shows will be an all-new production and the band is pushing its own envelope once again. The production will be designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live. There will be plenty of surprise elements for fans and a set-list full of hits.
VINYL
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino embraces its roots and presents its intimate live music venue, Vinyl. Vinyl delivers the iconic rock ‘n’ roll Hard Rock Hotel is known for as well as genres including jazz, blues, pop and even country.  The multi-functional room not only brings celebrities up-close-and-personal with their biggest fans but it also allows up-and-coming bands to come within arm’s reach of their loyal supporters and capture the interest of new ones.

Tickets for Vinyl can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. Dates and times are subject to change. For more information, visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

Sabotage *just added*                                                                                                                                                           Friday, Aug. 30 at 11 p.m.

FREE

Sabotage brings the ultimate mix of 1990s covers to Vinyl. The group is known for playing songs by bands such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Green Day, 311 and Sublime.

 

The Dreaming *just added*                                                                                                                                                   Friday, Sept. 13 at 9 p.m.

(Special guests First Class Trash and Systemec)

FREE

The Dreaming is an American Rock band created by former Stabbing Westward members Christopher Hall and Johnny Haro. The band is known for delivering a passionate and truly unique mix of new wave, metal, electronic and darkwave music that captures an aggressive and emotional rock ‘n’ roll eruption.

 

Colin Kane *just added*                                                                                                                                                        Saturday, Sept. 14 at 9 p.m.

Tickets – $25                                                                                                                                                                          On sale Friday, Aug. 9 at noon

Named the “the next really big comedian” by Dennis Miller, Colin Kane is described by fans as “acerbic and brilliant.” Playing to audiences in numerous cities, Kane has proven his brand of humor is wide and multifarious, appealing to audiences and loyal fans worldwide.

 

Sin City Sinners with special guests *just added*                Sept. 21, 22, 27, 29; Oct. 4, 6 at 10:30 p.m.

FREE

Sin City Sinners is a Las Vegas-based rock ‘n’ roll group that performs originals and covers at key venues in the Valley. In 2010, Sin City Sinners was awarded Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best In Vegas – Editor’s Pick.

Wednesday 13 *just added*                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets – $15                                                                                                                                                                          On sale Saturday, Aug. 10 at noon

Wednesday 13 formed its notorious horror punk band in 2004. The group has released several album and has toured with prominent rockers such as Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie and more.

 

Built to Spill *just added*                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m.

Tickets – $22                                                                                                                                                                          On sale now

Built to Spill is known for its catchy pop songs that delve into the jam-centric, dual-guitar-driven rock sound. The American indie rock band get its musical influence from legendary artists such as Neil Young, Modest Mouse, The Strokes and Death Cab for Cutie.

 

Metalachi *this weekend*                                                                                                                                                     Saturday, Aug. 10 at 10:30 p.m.

FREE

Metalachi, the self-proclaimed “world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band” heads to Vinyl. The band is known for playing traditional mariachi instruments while covering versions of songs like Gun N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train.”

 

RESIDENT SHOW

Andrew Dice Clay                                                                                                                                                                   Aug. 14 – 15, 17 – 18, 29 – 31; Sept. 1 at 9 p.m.

Tickets start at $54                                                                                                                                                                On sale now

Vinyl welcomes America’s rock ‘n’ roll comedy legend Andrew Dice Clay to his new home with a one-of-a-kind residency. Perfect for Sin City, the groundbreaking comedian and actor will thrill audiences with fresh, timely material highlighted by his signature shocking jokes and controversial topics. Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.

 

High Voltage – AC/DC Production Show                                                                                                                               Friday, Aug. 16 at 10 p.m.

FREE

The AC/DC tribute band High Voltage honors the rock legends at Vinyl. The band has brought back the classic era of AC/DC’s history with a high-energy show and the great heavy blues-rock that was present on the first five AC/DC albums.

 

Courtney Love                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, Aug. 22 at 9:30 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 23 at 10:30 p.m.

Tickets – $35                                                                                                                                                                          On sale now

Courtney Love’s solo tour marks her first time on the road since 2010, when she performed with her alternative rock band, Hole. The rock ‘n’ roll songstress presents two nights of performances in honor of Vinyl’s one year anniversary.

 

Street Drum Corps presents: Lost Vegas *updated*                                                                                                            Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 19 Nov. 16 at 10 p.m.

(Special guests First Class Trash on Aug. 24; and Battle Tapes on Nov. 16) 

Tickets – $20                                                                                                                                                                          On sale now

Named “2012 Drum Ensemble of the Year” by Drum Magazine, Street Drum Corps brings its rhythmic beats to Vinyl for a run of shows. The group has been featured on MTV, VH1, “American Idol” and many other major television shows and networks.

 

Official VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine Music Awards Show After-Party Featuring Sin City Sinners                                         Sunday, Aug. 25 at 10:30 p.m.

FREE

VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine is hosting its official VEGAS ROCKS! Magazine Music Awards After-Party 2013 at Vinyl featuring Sin City Sinners, Las Vegas’ number one headlining rock band.

 

Empire Records, All 90s Experience                                                                                                                                      Saturday, Aug. 31 at 11 p.m.

FREE

The Empire Records brings its 1990s covers to Vinyl, playing artists such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Sublime and more.

 

Smashing Alice *updated*                                                                                                                                                     Sunday, Sept. 1 at 11 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 15 at 10 p.m.

FREE

Smashing Alice plays its modern and hard rock covers at Vinyl. The Las Vegas cover band is known for its fast paced rock ‘n’ roll shows. 

 

Charli XCX                                                                                                                                                                               Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8:30 p.m.

(Special guests Little Daylight and Kitten)

Tickets – $15                                                                                                                                                                          On sale now

Charli XCX will hit the stage at Vinyl as part of her North American tour. The U.K. singer and songwriter is known for her rampant imagination and dark, emotive pop songs.

 

Edwin McCain Trio                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m.

Tickets – $37.50                                                                                                                                                                     On sale now

Singer-songwriter and musician Edwin Mccain performs some of his biggest hits including “I’ll Be,” his song that was featured and included in the soundtrack of the 2004 teen flick, A Cinderella Story.

 

An Evening with Icon For Hire                                                                                                                                               Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m.

Tickets – $15                                                                                                                                                                          On sale now

American rock band, Icon For Hire, is known for combining pop punk and alternative metal elements with strings and electronics. The band released its Billboard charting debut album “Scripted” in 2011 after signing with Tooth & Nail Records.

 

The 1975                                                                                                                                                                                 Saturday, Nov. 2 at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets – $15                                                                                                                                                                          On sale now

The 1975, an alternative rock band from England, will hit the stage at Vinyl. The band is known for its diverse mix of genres including electro-pop, electronic music, guitar pop and R&B.

 

NIGHTLIFE

BODY ENGLISH NIGHTCLUB & AFTERHOURS

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino continues its history of introducing underground artists and trendsetting genres to the scene with Body English Nightclub & Afterhours, showcasing indie, electronic, rock and pop music. Guests enter the exclusive hideaway from the grand staircase where they are entertained and intrigued by an eclectic staff. The space features two distinct rooms adorned with lavish leathers, vintage chandeliers and rich dark woods while the private Parlor plays host to Las Vegas’ most talked about soirees. Body English Nightclub & Afterhours is open Friday through Sunday, beginning at 10:30 p.m. Cover charge is $20 for ladies and $30 for men. Locals are free on Sundays and receive $10 off on Friday and Saturday. For table/VIP reservations, call 702.693.5555.

 

Aug. 9

            Klever, Caked Up, Riddler, Reid Stefan and DJ Teenwolf *just added / this weekend*

 

Aug. 10

DJ Ikon and DJ Shift *updated / this weekend*

 

Aug. 11

Dorm Days Slumber Party Edition featuring DJ Sliink and DJ Shift *just added / this weekend*

 

Aug. 16

Luminox, Valentino Khan, DJs From Mars and StoneBridge *updated*

 

            Aug. 17

Destructo and friends with Jesse Rose, Mike B and Crazibiza *just added*

 

Aug. 18

            DJ Whoo Kid *updated*

 

Aug. 23

BASSrush featuring Crizzly and DJ Vegas Banger *just added*

 

Aug. 24

            Crazibiza *just added*

 

Aug. 30

            12th Planet and Whiiite *just added*

 

Aug. 31

Juicy Beach After Dark featuring Robbie Rivera, Richard Beynon and DJ Shift *just added*

 

POOL

 

Paradise Beach

Partygoers looking for the ultimate Sin City experience can find what they need splashing around at Paradise Beach. Paradise, best known for the world-famous REHAB parties, features tropical scenery with sandy beaches, top-notch food and drink service, swim-up blackjack and an over-the-top high energy atmosphere.

 

Paradise Beach is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Admission is free Monday through Friday. On Saturdays, admission starts at $20 for women and $40 for men and on REHAB Sundays, $30 for women and $50 for men. Prices are subject to change per event. Hotel room and REHAB party packages are available. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.hardrockhotel.com or call 702.693.5555.

 

Aug. 10

Riddler and Reid Stefan *this weekend*

 

Aug. 17

DJs From Mars and StoneBridge

 

Aug. 24

            Crazibiza, Sex Panther and Lucky Date *updated*

 

Aug. 31

            Juicy Beach featuring Robbie Rivera and David Solano *just added*

 

REHAB

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino launches REHAB 10th anniversary season, Las Vegas’ hottest dayclub. REHAB was featured on Travel Channel’s “21 Sexiest Beach Bars” calling it “the must-see place on a Sunday afternoon.” The club has also been deemed as “best known, biggest and craziest pool party” by the Los Angeles Times and “legendarily raucous” by Travel + Leisure. The hotspot has played host to several celebrities including DJ Pauly D, Drake, Holly Madison, Kim Kardashian, Ne-yo, Paris Hilton, Pitbull, Psy and many more.

            Aug. 11

12th Planet, BARE, Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman *this weekend*

            Aug. 18

            Craze, Richard Beynon, DJ Shift and DJ Wellman

 

Aug. 25

            Tommy Lee with DJ Aero and Nick Thayer

 

Sept. 1

            Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion *just added*

 

SOUNDWAVES

Located in Paradise Beach, SOUNDWAVES is a summer experience that highlights some of today’s hottest bands and artists in a unique and intimate setting. Tickets for SOUNDWAVES can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. For more information, visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

 

Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion *just added*                                                                                                                             Saturday, Aug. 31 at 9:30 p.m.

Ticket – $45                                                                                                                                                                            On sale now

Snoop Lion has sold over 30 million albums with his debut, Doggystyle, topping the Billboard charts at No. 1. The multi-platnium-selling artist has released 11 additional studio albums; won numerous awards from MTV, BET, Billboard, Rolling Stone as well as many more notable entertainment organizations; starred in several movies and television shows; and has collaborated with artists such as Dr. Dre, Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, Katy Perry and more. Most recently, Snoop Lion, in conjunction with VICE Media and Stampede Management, released REINCARNATED, a multi-media project capturing Snoop’s exploration of reggae music and spiritual growth.

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About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N’ Roses have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub & Afterhours; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Sunday and RELAX Monday; live music/entertainment venues The Joint  and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Mexican cantina Pink Taco, ‘round the clock diner Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú Asian restaurant; a state-of-the-art fitness center and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones, Rocks The Jewelers and Rock Paper Photo. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

 

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, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen 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 Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. 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

 

Shaquille O’Neal’s All-Star Comedy Jam Starring Mike Epps Takes Place at The Joint in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Saturday, Aug. 31

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SHAQUILLE O’NEAL’S ALL-STAR COMEDY
JAM
STARRING MIKE EPPS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 8:00PM

Tickets on-sale now

Shaquille O’Neal and Jeff Clanagan, through their company, Shaq Entertainment, in partnership with AEG Live, announce Mike Epps (Welcome Home Rosco Jenkins, Hancock, Open Season 2) will host the upcoming Las Vegas performance of Shaquille O’Neal’s All-Star Comedy Jam.  The live show, taking place on Saturday, August 31 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, will be taped for a cable television special.  Tickets are on sale now at  www.Ticketmaster.com.

 

Shaquille O’Neal took ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM on the road after his NBA All-star Weekend show in Los Angeles became such a hit.   Playing to sold out crowds across the country, covering over 30 markets, proved that the ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM tour was just what audiences wanted.  Industry buzz and audience feedback is a solid indication that Shaquille O’Neal’s ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM is becoming today’s top comedy brand, much like “The Original Kings of Comedy” and “Def Comedy Jam” were in the ‘90s.

 

ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM was Shaq’s first new venture following his retirement from the NBA.  With Codeblack Enterprises as the producing and distribution partner for the filmed projects, and AEG Live producing the live shows, the ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM brand has showcased many of the top urban comedians in the country and has spawned highly popular 1-hour television specials.  These specials have aired annually since 2009 and have become one of the highest-rated comedy specials on cable.  The first three television specials have been seen by over 3 million viewers and one very special event, taped during the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Kevin Hart’s “Laugh At My Pain,” was filmed for theatrical release that same year and opened #1 at the box office.

Together, Shaq Entertainment and Codeblack Enterprises, have worked strategically to build the ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM brand through their filmed specials, highly successful DVD series and live shows with AEG Live.  Codeblack Enterprises, a leading company in Urban entertainment and distribution, is responsible for producing and distributing the brands filmed specials through television, online and DVD.

The ALL-STAR COMEDY JAM tour is produced by Shaq Entertainment and AEG Live.

 

Follow us on Twitter: @shaqallstartour

Subscribe to the Comedy Shaq channel on Youtube: “ComedyShaq” (coming this fall)

Tickets, starting at $45.00 (plus applicable service fees), are on sale now at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.

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About The Joint
The Joint is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination.  The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort.  It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards 2010 – 2013, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011 and 2013, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best 2010 awards.  The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well as Tiësto In Concert, featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, visit www.thejointlasvegas.com or call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.

 

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, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen 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 Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. 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