Sugar Ray & Smash Mouth, Vice Ganda, Celebrated Selena, ABBA and The Beatles Tribute Bands Perform at Cannery’s The Club in May

 

Sugar Ray and Smash Mouth, Vice Ganda, Celebrated Selena, ABBA and The Beatles Tribute Bands Perform at Cannery’s The Club in May

 

Cannery Casino Hotel brings top performers to The Club, including rock bands Sugar Ray and Smash Mouth, stand-up comedian Vice Ganda and highly-acclaimed tribute acts “Los Chicos Del 512: Tribute to Selena,” “Abba The Concert – Tribute to Abba” and “Britain’s Finest: Tribute to The Beatles.” May entertainment will also feature a Cinco de Mayo celebration and free live entertainment at Pin-Ups Bar and Victory’s Bar & Grill all month long.

The Club

Los Chicos Del 512: Tribute to Selena
Friday, May 4

Los Chicos Del 512 pay tribute to the music of Selena, bringing the Queen of Tejano’s iconic hits to life in a memorable concert experience. For the past two years, Los Chicos Del 512 have been impressing fans across the country with their exceptional renditions of Selena’s sound, style and dance.

The tribute group will take audiences on a musical journey back to the early ‘90s, as they perform Selena’s best-loved hits, including “Como la Flor,” “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” “Dreaming of You,” “I Could Fall in Love” and “Amor Prohibido.” Audiences are welcome to sing along to Selena’s greatest hits as they relive her music in an engaging, high-energy tribute performance.

Showtime is 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 plus taxes and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.CanneryCasino.com; or in-person at Boyd Gaming box offices located inside Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Aliante, The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. This show is standing room only.

El Tiempo Cinco de Mayo Block Party and Food Festival
Saturday, May 5

Las Vegas Hispanic publication El Tiempo celebrates Cinco de Mayo, bringing families across southern Nevada a festive block party and food festival.

The event will feature multiple stages with live musical performances by local entertainers, including mariachis, an expansive village of community booths, displays and merchants, a kid’s zone, numerous food vendors and the famed Lucha Libre wrestling.

The festival begins at 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please visit cincodemayo.eltiempolv.com.

Pusuan Mo Si Vice Ganda
Friday, May 11

Stand-up comedian, television show host, award-winning actor and a platinum-selling recording artist Vice Ganda will bring his side-splitting stand-up routine and antics to The Club at Cannery.

Vice Ganda is best known for his notoriously unique sense of humor and ability to keep audiences laughing throughout his entire show.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $58 plus convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.ticketmaster.com; or in-person at Boyd Gaming box offices located inside Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Aliante, The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town.

Abba The Concert – Tribute to Abba
Sunday, May 13

Formed in 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden, the pop group ABBA quickly rose to fame after releasing their top hit “Waterloo” and winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974. ABBA gained international success when their songs “Mamma Mia,” “Fernando” and “Dancing Queen” topped charts across the world, including in the United States, the U.K. and Australia. ABBA went on to become one of the most commercially successful pop groups in music history after selling more than 140 million records. In 2015, the No. 1 single “Dancing Queen” was inducted to The Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame.

Audiences will enjoy the ultimate ABBA tribute experience as “ABBA The Concert – Tribute to Abba” recreates the pop group’s signature music in a spectacular performance. The Swedish tribute group’s show will feature performances of ABBA’s iconic hits, including “S.O.S.,” “Money, Money, Money” and “The Winner Takes It All.” ABBA the Concert has brought their celebrated tribute act to more than 20 countries around the world, performing more than 1,000 shows since 1996.

Showtime is 7 p.m. Tickets start at $19.95 plus taxes and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.ticketmaster.com; or in-person at Boyd Gaming box offices located inside Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Aliante, The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town.

Britain’s Finest: Tribute to The Beatles
Saturday, May 19

“Britain’s Finest: The Complete Beatles Experience” brings Beatlemania to The Club as they perform the legendary rock group’s classic hits. With their authentic note-for-note renditions of The Beatles’ music, Britain’s Finest has won over fans with their precise replications of hits like “Twist and Shout,” “Hey Jude,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “A Day in the Life” and “Yesterday.”

The tribute group’s show captures the spontaneity, charm, wit and style of The Beatles, bringing back the iconic, high-energy concert experiences The Beatles were known for throughout the 1960s. Audiences will also enjoy Britain’s Finest off-the-cuff humor and cheeky banter, taking place between songs on stage.

The tribute band’s lineup includes Benny Chadwick as Paul McCartney, Ruben Amaya as John Lennon, Robert Bielma as George Harrison and Luis Renteria as Ringo Starr.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 plus taxes and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.CanneryCasino.com; or in-person at Boyd Gaming box offices located inside Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Aliante, The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town.

Sugar Ray and Smash Mouth
Saturday, May 26

 

Sugar Ray
Sugar Ray formed in 1986 as a funk metal band rising to fame in 1997 with the release of their hit song “Fly.” Since their 1995 debut album, “Lemonade and Brownies,” the band has released a string of Top-10 hits and several multi-platinum albums, including the double-platinum album “Floored” and the triple platinum-certified album “14:59.”

Audiences will enjoy performances of Sugar Ray’s top hits, including “Every Morning,” “Someday,” “When It’s Over” and “Falls Apart.”

Sugar Ray’s lineup includes lead singer-songwriter Mark McGrath as well as Rodney Sheppard, Dean Butterworth and Kristian Attard.

Smash Mouth
Formed in San Jose, Calif. in 1994, Smash Mouth’s fame skyrocketed when their hit “Walkin’ on the Sun” became an international sensation, climbing to No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 1997. The popularity of the hit helped boost the sales of the band’s debut album “FYM” to more than three million copies in the United States.

Smash Mouth went on to release a series of chart-topping hits, including “All Star” and “Then the Morning Comes.” The band has also released their own celebrated covers of popular hits like “I’m a Believer,” “Can’t Get Enough of You Baby,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends” and “Don’t You (Forget About Me).”

The band has not slowed down since finding success more than two decades ago. Smash Mouth recently released an acoustic version of the entire “FYM” album and continues to create original music for fans to enjoy.

Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.95 plus taxes and convenience fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.CanneryCasino.com; or in-person at Boyd Gaming box offices located inside Cannery, Eastside Cannery, Aliante, The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town.

Pin-Ups Bar

The Pin-Ups Bar is at the center of all the action at Cannery, paying tribute to post World War II pin-up girls, offering free live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays in May.

May 4 and 5 Toto Zara 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
May 11 and 12 Tony Venniro 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
May 18, 19, 25 and 26 Tal Pearsal 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Victory’s Bar & Grill

Victory’s Bar & Grill, the casual and fun sports bar at Cannery, invites guests to enjoy free DJ performances happening on Fridays and Saturdays in May.

May 4 and 5 DJ Kiki 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
May 11, 18 and 25 DJ DMC 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.
May 12, 19 and 26 DJ Tiny Karaoke 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

About Cannery Casino Hotel
Cannery Casino Hotel opened in 2003 as a premier entertainment and gaming complex at 2121 East Craig Road in North Las Vegas, Nev., seven miles from downtown Las Vegas. The property offers a 72,000 square-foot casino with more than 1,700 slot machines, table games, a race and sports book, 300-seat bingo hall, a CAN Club loyalty card reward program; a 201 room hotel with a pool, jacuzzi and 24-hour fitness center; a variety of restaurants, bars and lounges; a 16-screen Galaxy Luxury+ movie-theater complex with power-reclining seats, and a beer, wine and sausage bar; complimentary WiFi; and a wide array of live entertainment options. More information on Cannery Casino Hotel can be found at www.cannerycasino.com, on Facebook and Twitter. Cannery Casino Hotel 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 www.boydgaming.com. Boyd Gaming and Cannery press releases are available at boydgaming.mediaroom.com. For more information, visit http://www.cannerycasino.com/entertainment.

Be an “All-Star” During a Free Performance From Smash Mouth Labor Day Weekend at Fremont Street Experience

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Be an “All-Star” During a Free Performance From Smash Mouth Labor Day Weekend at Fremont Street Experience

Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series Concludes on Saturday, September 3

Be an “All-Star” during a free performance from Smash Mouth at Fremont Street Experience Labor Day Weekend with its Rock of Vegas concert series concluding on Saturday, September 3 at 9 p.m. on the 3rd Street Stage. Smash Mouth can be seen touring with their new album Magic – while focusing on entertaining the troops overseas. The band has produced numerous hit songs including “I’m A Believer,” “Walkin’ on the Sun,” “All-Star,” “Then the Morning Comes” and “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby.”

Celebrating its eighth season, the free concerts have become one of the most popular summertime events in Las Vegas. This year’s lineup will turn the legendary downtown Las Vegas entertainment venue into summer’s alternative destination through Labor Day weekend with a free concert series that showcases a stellar lineup of bands that have taken music to the edge.

Smash Mouth

Smash Mouth
Formed in late 1994, Smash Mouth began recording demos and showcasing in both San Jose and Hollywood, Calif. In June 1997, Smash Mouth signed to Interscope Records when label brass caught wind of an unknown (and unsigned) band being added to L.A. radio station KROQ’s playlist after only one spin of their song “Walkin’ on the Sun.” Smash Mouth’s major-label debut Fush Yu Mang goes more than double platinum and sets the table for what most consider their masterpiece, the brilliant follow-up album Astrolounge. Boasting three top-ten hits (“All-Star,” “Then the Morning Comes,” and “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”), sales for Astrolounge are nearly double than their debut album, approaching quadruple platinum status. Smash Mouth’s third eponymous Interscope release features the ecstatic first single “Pacific Coast Party” and the smash hit “I’m a Believer” which was featured on the Shrek soundtrack. The band most recently released the album Magic and has focused on touring and entertaining troops in Japan, Guam, Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

For complete information on the headliner concerts and nightly entertainment, visit http://www.vegasexperience.com/.

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. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at http://www.vegasexperience.com .

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Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series Announces Full Lineup

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Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas
Summer Concert Series Announces Full Lineup
 
Free concert series kicks off Memorial Day Weekend
and runs through Labor Day Weekend
 
 
Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas concert series announces its full lineup for the summer that will transform the legendary downtown venue into summer’s hottest music destination. Celebrating its eighth anniversary, the free concerts have become one of the most popular summertime events in Las Vegas. The free concert series in Downtown Las Vegas will kick off Memorial Day Weekend with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and runs through Labor Day Weekend with a performance by Smash Mouth.
 
Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series at Fremont Street Experience headliner concerts: 
 
May 28 – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – 3rd Street Stage

June 11 – 3 Doors Down – 3rd Street Stage

July 2 – Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – 1st Street Stage

July 23 – Robby Krieger of The Doors – 1st Street Stage

Aug. 6 – Vertical Horizon – 1st Street Stage
Aug. 20 – Melissa Etheridge – 1st Street Stage

Sept. 3 – Smash Mouth – 3rd Street Stage
 
(All concerts start at 9 p.m.)  
 
“We are excited to announce the return of Fremont Street Experience’s free summer concert series, Rock of Vegas,” said Thomas Bruny, Director of Marketing of Fremont Street Experience. “We have an amazing lineup of nationally-recognized bands this year.  There is something for everyone and you can’t beat the price – free – the best deal in Las Vegas this summer. In addition to the headliner concerts, we have nightly entertainment on three stages.  We invite visitors and local residents to come to Downtown Las Vegas for a great summer of entertainment, plus the hotel-casinos offer amazing values on room rates, gambling, and food and drink specials.”
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Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Since co-founding the Runaways, the pioneering all-girl punk quintet, at age 15, Jett’s determination and drive have kept her in the public eye. Her music has become a permanent force in mainstream culture. Jett & The Blackhearts released their latest record, Unvarnished, last year and continue touring the globe to throngs of adoring fans.
 
3 Doors Down
Formed in 1995, Grammy Award®-nominated multiplatinum Mississippi rock band 3 Doors Down consistently captivates audiences worldwide. The quintet’s many accolades include selling 16 million albums globally, receiving three Grammy nominations, and winning two American Music Awards. Their debut The Better Life, became certified six-times RIAA platinum in 2000 and was fueled by the success of juggernaut hit “Kryptonite.” This was followed by 2002’s sophomore album, Away from the Sun which went triple-platinum and saw similar success with “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.” 2005’s platinum Seventeen Days and 2008’s 3 Doors Down each earned #1 debuts on the Billboard Top 200, while Time of My Life landed at #3 in 2011. Ignited by the single “In The Dark,” 3 Doors Down unleashes their sixth full-length album, Us and the Night, in 2016.
 
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies became a popular act during the swing revival of the late 1990s although the eight-piece band had formed one decade prior in Eugene, Oregon. The current lineup includes original members Steve Perry (who once performed under the mad scientist stage persona of “MC Large Drink”) on lead vocals, bassist Dan Schmid and trumpeter Dana Heitman. The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies broke into the musical mainstream with their 1997 swing compilation Zoot Suit Riot: The Swingin’ Hits of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Released at the onset of the late 1990s swing revival, the album went on to sell over two million copies in the United States while its eponymous single became a radio hit. The Daddies have been playing songs on tour from their newest release called The Boop-A-Doo. Cherry Poppin’ Daddies has always prided itself on its craft and musicianship that have allowed them to excel in whatever format they choose to tackle.
 
Robby Krieger of The Doors
Born in Los Angeles, California, Robby Krieger played in bands with friends where he eventually came into contact with drummer John Densmore. The two began jamming on blues together, later on meeting keyboardist Ray Manzarek and poet/singer Jim Morrison, resulting in the birth of The Doors. Quickly building a name for themselves in L.A. with their unpredictable live shows, The Doors were signed to Elektra Records, and issued their debut album, the Doors, in 1967. The album would become one of rock’s all-time classics, as it spawned the monster hit “Light My Fire,” a tune penned entirely by Krieger. Subsequent studio releases — 1967′s Strange Days, 1968′s Waiting for the Sun, and 1969′s the Soft Parade — all included several classic songs, and by the dawn of the ’70s, the band issued a pair of strong releases, 1970′s Morrison Hotel and 1971′s L.A. Woman. Krieger would go on to issue solo albums in addition to playing live dates, and guest appearances on albums by other artists. In the early 21st century, Krieger and Minaret resuscitated The Doors (with the Cult’s Ian Asbury taking Morrison’s position, and the Police’s Stewart Copeland initially taking Dunmore’s spot) for live shows and recordings. Robby is currently playing Doors songs with his Robby Krieger Band and special guest vocalist Waylon Krieger.
 
Vertical Horizon
Vertical Horizon was founded in the early 1990s, but it was seven years before lead singer Matt Scannell’s songs became the radio hits that brought the popular grass roots band to national attention.  In 1999, they released their breakout album, Everything You Want, which went on to sell more than two million copies. The single  “Everything You Want,” captured the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Adult Top 40 charts, and became Billboard’s Most Played Single of 2000. The band garnered further radio attention with “You’re a God” and “Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning),” which in 2005 became a top 20 country hit for Gary Allan. Subsequent records followed included Go in 2003, Burning the Days in 2009 and their latest record, Echoes From The Underground, was released in 2013. Vertical Horizon tours extensively and in between tours Matt spends the majority of his time writing. 
 
Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won a Grammy® in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am. The collection featured the massive hits, “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy® Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, “I Want to Come Over.” Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996. Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters for more than two decades. In February 2007, Melissa Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a victory in the “Best Song” category at the Academy® Awards for “I Need to Wake Up,” written for the Al Gore documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth. Most recently, she released her latest album This Is M.E. in September 2014, which features singles Take My Number, A Little Bit of Me, and Monster.
 
Smash Mouth
Formed in late 1994, Smash Mouth began recording demos and showcasing in both San Jose and Hollywood, Calif. In June 1997, Smash Mouth signed to Interscope Records when label brass caught wind of an unknown (and unsigned) band being added to L.A. radio station KROQ’s playlist after only one spin of their song “Walkin’ on the Sun.” Smash Mouth’s major-label debut Fush Yu Mang goes more than double platinum and sets the table for what most consider their masterpiece, the brilliant follow-up album Astrolounge. Boasting three top-ten hits (“All-Star,” “Then the Morning Comes,” and “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”), sales for Astrolounge are nearly double than their debut album, approaching quadruple platinum status. Smash Mouth’s third eponymous Interscope release features the ecstatic first single “Pacific Coast Party” and the smash hit “I’m a Believer” which was featured on the Shrek soundtrack. The band most recently released the album Magic and continue has focused on touring and entertaining troops in Japan, Guam, Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
 
For complete information on the headliner concerts and nightly entertainment, visit www.vegasexperience.com
 
Photo #1: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will perform a free concert during Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series on Saturday, May 28 at 9 p.m. at the 3rd Street Stage.
 
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. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.
 
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Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket to Perform FREE Concert at Fremont Street Experience

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Be an “All Star” at the next ‘Rock of Vegas’ Summer Concert on June 27



 Celebrate the summer at Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series with Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket. They will be performing a FREE concert on Saturday, June 27 at the 1st Street Stage. Toad the Wet Sprocket will take the stage first at 9 p.m. followed by Smash Mouth about 10:30 p.m. The legendary downtown Las Vegas entertainment venue is this summer’s alternative destination through Labor Day weekend with a free concert series that showcases a stellar lineup of bands that take music to the edge.

Smash Mouth will perform a free concert during Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series on Saturday, June 27 at 9 p.m. at the 1st Street Stage. Smash Mouth will perform a free concert during Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series on Saturday, June 27 at 9 p.m. at the 1st Street Stage.

Smash Mouth
Formed in late 1994, Smash Mouth began recording demos and showcasing in both San Jose and Hollywood, Calif. In June 1997, Smash Mouth signed to Interscope Records when label brass caught wind of an unknown (and unsigned) band being added to L.A. radio station KROQ’s playlist after only one spin of their song “Walkin’ on the Sun.” Smash Mouth’s major-label debut Fush Yu Mang goes more than double platinum and sets the table for what most consider their masterpiece, the brilliant follow-up album Astrolounge. Boasting three top-ten hits (“All-Star,” “Then the Morning Comes,” and “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”), sales for Astrolounge are nearly double than their debut album, approaching quadruple platinum status. Smash Mouth’s third eponymous Interscope release features the ecstatic first single “Pacific Coast Party” and the smash hit “I’m a Believer” which was featured on the Shrek soundtrack. The band most recently released the album Magic and continue has focused on touring and entertaining troops in Japan, Guam, Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Toad the Wet Sprocket will perform a free concert during Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series on Saturday, June 27 at 9 p.m. at the 1st Street Stage.  Toad the Wet Sprocket will perform a free concert during Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas summer concert series on Saturday, June 27 at 9 p.m. at the 1st Street Stage.

Toad the Wet Sprocket
Named in honor of a sketch by the Monty Python comedy troupe, Toad the Wet Sprocket became one of the most successful alternative rock bands of the early ’90s, boasting a contemporary folk-pop sound that wielded enough melody and R.E.M.-styled jangle to straddle both the modern rock and adult contemporary markets. Singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning and drummer Randy Guss formed the group in 1986 in their native Santa Barbara, Calif. After years of persistent touring, Toad the Wet Sprocket went mainstream with the 1991 album Fear as the single “All I Want” became a Top 20 hit. Another single from the LP, “Walk on the Ocean,” fared similarly well, and the combination pushed Fear to platinum sales. Three years later Toad returned with the album Dulcinea which generated a third Top 40 hit with the single “Fall Down.” The band continues to tour and most recently released their first album of new material in 16 years with New Constellation.

For complete information on the headliner concerts and nightly entertainment, visit www.vegasexperience.com.

 

Rock of Vegas Concert Series
Throughout the summer, Fremont Street Experience will provide the ultimate nirvana for rock music fans with an exciting lineup of performances that include: Smash Mouth and Toad the Wet Sprocket on June 27; Dropkick Murphys headlining UFC International Fight Week concert on July 10; Theory of a Deadman on July 18; Spin Doctors and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies on Aug. 1; and Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult on Sept. 6. All concerts start at 9 p.m.

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, the world’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. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.

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Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series Announces Lineup

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Summer Concert Series Announces Lineup

Fremont Street Experience Rock of Vegas concert series announces lineup for the summer that will turn the legendary downtown venue into summer’s alternative destination. Celebrating its seventh anniversary, the free concerts have become one of the most popular summertime events in Las Vegas. The free concert series in Downtown Las Vegas will kick off Memorial Day Weekend with KC and The Sunshine Band, and runs through Labor Day Weekend with performances by Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult.

Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series at Fremont Street Experience headliner concerts:

May 23 – KC and The Sunshine Band – 3rd Street Stage
May 30 – Tonic & Vertical Horizon – 1st Street Stage
June 13 – Martha Davis and The Motels, The Tubes & The Smithereens – 3rd Street Stage
June 27 – Smash Mouth & Toad the Wet Sprocket – 1st Street Stage
July 10 – UFC Fight Week Concert (band TBA) – 3rd Street Stage
July 18 – Theory of a Deadman – 1st Street Stage
Aug. 1 – Spin Doctors & Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – 1st Street Stage
Sept. 6 – Kansas & Blue Oyster Cult – 3rd Street Stage

(All concerts start at 9 p.m.)

“We have some terrific shows scheduled for the summer. We have an amazing lineup of bands this year as there is something for everyone,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience. “It is always great fun here in the summer and you can’t beat the price – free – so don’t miss out on the best deal in Las Vegas. Downtown hotel-casinos also offer fabulous values on room rates, gambling, plus many food and drink specials.”

KC and The Sunshine Band
KC and The Sunshine Band are still as widely popular today as they were when they first danced into the music scene 40 years ago. Harry Wayne Casey – KC for short – developed a unique fusion of R&B and funk, with a hint of a Latin percussion groove, giving us an impressive string of hits like “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s The Way (I Like It)” and “Shake Your Booty.” With sales of over 100 million records, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards and an American Music Award, KC and The Sunshine Band was one of the most progressive bands of the ’70s and is credited with changing the sound of modern pop music.

Tonic & Vertical Horizon
Multiple Grammy-nominated Tonic’s hit, “If You Could Only See,” was a highlight of the group’s platinum-selling album, Lemon Parade. Alt rock favorites Vertical Horizon has had a slew of hits including “You’re a God,” “Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)” and “Everything You Want.”

Martha Davis and The Motels, The Tubes & The Smithereens
You’d be hard-pressed to find any compilation of ’80s hits that doesn’t include songs by these popular groups. Some favorites include “Only the Lonely” from Martha Davis and The Motels, “Talk to Ya Later” from The Tubes, featuring Fee Waybill, and “A Girl Like You” from The Smithereens.

Smash Mouth & Toad the Wet Sprocket
American rock band Smash Mouth is perhaps best known for their hits, “Walkin’ in the Sun” and “All Star,” featured in numerous movie soundtracks. Alt Rock’s Toad the Wet Sprocket have a string of chart-topping hits including, “Walk on the Ocean,” “Something’s Always Wrong” and “All I Want.”

Theory of a Deadman
Canadian rockers Theory of a Deadman formed in 2001 and have had seven Top 10 hits. Their biggest radio success came from 2008’s Scars & Souvenirs. Their hits include “So Happy,” “Bad Girlfriend” and “Not Meant to Be.”

Spin Doctors and Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Spin Doctors are best known for two hits with irresistible melodies, “Two Princes” and “Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong.” Cherry Poppin’ Daddies rose to the forefront of the neo-swing movement with their two million-selling “Zoot Suit Riot.”

Kansas & Blue Oyster Cult
Kansas has scored eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums and a platinum live album as well hits like “Carry On Wayward Son” and the timeless “Dust in the Wind.” Blue Oyster Cult has sold more than 24 million albums worldwide since their debut in 1972. Some of their most memorable songs include “Godzilla,” “Burnin’ for You” and “Don’t Fear the Reaper.”

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KC and the Sunshine Band

Harry Wayne Casey, KC for short, founder and leader of KC and the Sunshine Band, will kick off the Rock of Vegas summer concert series at Fremont Street Experience on Saturday, May 23. Photo by A. Streiber.

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, the world’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. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.

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Outdoor Beach Concert Series at Mandalay Bay Returns with Incredible 2013 Lineup

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OUTDOOR BEACH CONCERT SERIES AT MANDALAY BAY RETURNS WITH INCREDIBLE 2013 LINEUP
Tickets for All Shows Now on Sale

Each summer music enthusiasts and outdoor lovers unite for the best of both worlds at the beach concert series at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino ! The 2013 series kicks off next month featuring a wide range of musical genres and an outstanding lineup scheduled to run through September on the Mandalay Bay Beach stage. Mandalay Bay’s Beach stage, which rises over the Four Diamond resort’s sand and surf wave pool, has hosted entertainment’s biggest names as part of this beloved series

Concert-goers are invited to bring blankets, sit on the beach or wade in the surf while enjoying to the music from the cool confines of Mandalay Bay’s 1.6 million gallon wave pool. The 2013 festivities kick off Saturday, May 11 with country music singer Gary Allan when he performs at the official after-party of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Last Cowboy Standing event. Additional performers scheduled throughout the summer include Lifehouse, Bell Biv DeVoe, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Sublime with Rome and a solo performance by Ziggy Marley. Contact the Mandalay Bay box office at (702) 632-7580 or visit www.mandalaybay.com for the most updated concert information or to purchase tickets. 
Gary Allan – Saturday, May 11
Multi-platinum, chart-topping country music artist Gary Allan will perform at the official after-party of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Last Cowboy Standing event Saturday, May 11. The country singer is scheduled to take the Mandalay Bay Beach stage at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $35, not including applicable service charges.
Allan’s most recent album, Set You Free, was released in January and made its debut at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 (all genre album chart) and the Billboard Country Album Chart. The album’s first single, “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain),” topped the radio charts, marking Allan’s fifth No. 1 single.  Additionally, Allan has nearly a dozen Top 10 hits including “Watching Airplanes,” “Her Man,” “The One” and “Best I Ever Had.”
Lifehouse – Friday, May 17
In conjunction with the 15th annual Tiger Jam weekend celebration benefiting the Tiger Woods Foundation, American rock band Lifehouse will perform its hits at the Mandalay Bay Beach Friday, May 17 at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $39.50, not including applicable service charges.
The band’s current album Almeria was released in December 2012 and features the poignant track “Between the Raindrops” with vocals from Natasha Bedingfield. Lifehouse came to mainstream prominence in 2001 with the hit single “Hanging by a Moment” from its debut album No Name Face. The song peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and the single won a Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year after spending 20 weeks in the Top 10. After nearly 13 years, the band’s music can be heard on a variety of TV series including “Smallville,” “Falcon Beach,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scrubs,” “One Tree Hill,” “Criminal Minds,” as well as in films including “The Time Traveler’s Wife.”
Bell Biv DeVoe – Sunday, May 26
Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD), comprised of Ricky Bell, Michael Bivens and Ron DeVoe, will perform Memorial Day Weekend at the Mandalay Bay Beach Sunday, May 26 at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $32.50, not including applicable service charges.
An offshoot of the hugely popular ‘80s vocal group New Edition, BBD fused hip-hop beats, b-boy attitude and R&B harmonies. The result was the group’s explosive debut album Poison, which went on to sell four million copies and included the platinum title cut “Do Me,” the popular “BBD (I Thought it Was Me)” and “When Will I See You Smile Again?” In 1996, the group participated in the New Edition reunion that resulted in the multi-platinum album Home Again.
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – Saturday, June 8
Indie-rock band Grace Potter & The Nocturnals will perform at the Mandalay Bay Beach Saturday, June 8 at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $39.50, not including applicable service charges.
Potter, who has been called “…one of the rock world’s reigning elite female vocalists…,” and her band have cultivated a growing following with a steady stream of releases, tours and late night TV appearances. They’ve opened for Dave Matthews Band and the Avett Brothers, played numerous festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Coachella, and have collaborated with members of The Black Keys, Kenny Chesney and Gov’t Mule. Grace and her band The Nocturnals recently performed in stadiums across the U.S. on the Brothers of The Sun Tour with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw. They also recently wrapped a nearly sold-out U.S. headlining tour. GPN’s fourth studio album, The Lion The Beast The Beat, was released in June debuting at No. 17 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and No. 10 on Billboard’s Digital chart.  The band’s current single “Stars” reached No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Song chart.
Under the Sun featuring Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Smash Mouth, Vertical Horizon and Fastball – Saturday, July 6
The Under the Sun tour boasts some of the greatest bands of the ‘90s including Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and Gin Blossoms, all of whom will take the stage at the Mandalay Bay Beach Saturday, July 6 beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $35, not including applicable service charges.
Hosted by Sugar Ray’s one and only Mark McGrath, the multi-artist bill also will include performances by Vertical Horizon and Fastball. Totaling cumulative album sales of 25 million in the U.S. alone, the bands featured on Under The Sun stand tall among the biggest and brightest stars of the golden age of alternative pop rock ‘n’ roll. Under The Sun follows 2012’s smash Summerland Tour, a 31-date trek that packed arenas nationwide with a line-up co-hosted by McGrath and comprised of Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Everclear, Marcy Playground and Lit.
Lost 80’s Live featuring A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Animotion and Bow Wow Wow, among other artists – Saturday, Aug. 10
The unique Lost 80’s Live summer tour featuring A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Animotion and Bow Wow Wow, among other performers, arrives at the Mandalay Bay Beach for a Saturday, Aug. 10 performance at 9 p.m.  Tickets are priced at $35, not including applicable service charges.
The Lost 80’s Live tour features some of the most recognizable acts from that great decade and is a distinctive opportunity to see a number of fan favorites performing live on one stage. The tour has been described by fans nationwide as a “greatest hits show” where every song played could legitimately be on a number of greatest hits’ albums.  The moment is timeless and fans won’t want to miss what many believe is the “best of the ’80s.” Additional special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.
Sublime with Rome – Saturday, Aug. 17
Ska-punk band Sublime with Rome will bring its distinctive sound to the stage at the Mandalay Bay Beach for a performance scheduled Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $49.50, not including applicable service charges.
Sublime with Rome is a collaboration between Eric Wilson of the legendary band Sublime and gifted songwriter and musician Rome Ramirez. Their first big show as Sublime with Rome was in October 2009 at Cypress Hill’s annual Smokeout Festival where they performed in front of 20,000 people. A sold-out tour followed in March 2010 and that fall, Sublime with Rome entered the studio to begin recording its debut album Yours Truly, released in the summer of 2011. Songs like “Panic,” “Take It Or Leave” and “You Better Listen” are reminiscent of vintage Sublime, while songs like “Lover’s Rock” and “Murdera” pick-up on the reggae dancehall style the band began exploring in 1996. Bringing things full circle, the band’s first performance of 2012 was at the Smokeout Festival where they were joined by celebrated drummer and longtime friend Josh Freese. To make up for lost time, the trio plans to stay out on the road as long as they can. For more information about the band, visit www.sublimewithrome.com.
Ziggy Marley – Sunday, Sept. 1
Popular reggae musician Ziggy Marley will perform at the Mandalay Bay Beach Sunday, Sept. 1 at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $40, not including applicable service charges.
Marley, the oldest son of music legend Bob Marley, made his recording debut in 1979 with a group comprised of his father and three siblings. The group became known as The Melody Makers and released 14 albums over three decades. Ziggy Marley began his solo career in 2003 when he released Dragonfly (Ghetto Youths Crew), a record label he created while working with the United Nations. In 2006, he released his second solo album, Love Is My Religion, which won a GRAMMY Award for “Best Reggae Album.” His third solo album, Family Time, was released in 2009 and was dedicated to all of the children in the world. It featured his mother, Rita Marley, as well as musicians Paul Simon, Willie Nelson and Jack Johnson, among others.  Marley later earned another GRAMMY for “Best Musical Album for Children.”
Sublime with Rome
Sublime with Rome