Silverton Casino Hotel Announces Auguts Entertainment and Event Listing


Silverton Casino Hotel Announces August Entertainment and Event Listing


Silverton Casino Hotel is the perfect place for great music, delicious food and a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip. Please find a list below of the upcoming headliners at Silverton Casino Hotel. Tickets can be purchased at Silverton Casino Hotel, by calling 702-263-7777 or by logging onto


One Drunk Puppy Wine Tasting Event
Dates: Saturday, August 16
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission Cost: $40 per person
Venue: Veil Pavilion
Event Info: Guests will enjoy night out for a good cause at the Annual One Drunk Puppy Wine Tasting Event where a portion of the proceeds will benefit Pets For Vets, a program dedicated to providing trained service canines to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or physical injuries as a result of military service. Event attendees will enjoy complimentary appetizers, entertainment and a wide selection of international beverages, featuring luscious varietals, craft beers and premium sake from Southern Wine & Spirits. A silent auction offering unique packages to support the non-profit organization will be available. Enjoy the world’s finest selection of wines while supporting a great cause inside Veil Pavilion. Tickets are $40. Must be 21 years of age or older.


Zumba Rockathon
Date: Friday, August 22
Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Doors at 5 p.m.
Cost: Five requested school supplies
Venue: Veil Pavilion
Event Info: Top Zumba instructors will break a sweat while coaching guests through the ways of the energetic dance at Veil Pavilion. Guests can have fun hitting the dance floor during the three hour Zumbathon while benefiting Boys Town Nevada which is committed to being a haven of support and safety for children and families in southern Nevada.  A kids Zumba section will be provided and will have modified Zumba moves just for them.  To kick off the school year, guests are asked to bring five school supplies to be donated to Boys Town Nevada. Cost for admission is five items per person and all ages are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult.


Fortunate Youth
Dates: Saturday, August 30
Time: Doors at 6 p.m.
Admission Cost: $15 Pre-sale/$20 Day of show
Venue: Sway Pool
Event Info:  Concert-goers welcome the summer heat with the rootsy sounds from reggae band, Fortunate Youth. This collaboration of various harmonies, high energy and unique mix of talented members makes for an unforgettable summer performance. The 2013 release of “It’s All A Jam” peaked at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Charts while the bands full-length album climbed to #2 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and locked in a #13 position on Billboard Top 100 Reggae Albums. They have shared the stage with big talent such as The Wailers, Katchafire, The Expendables and Pepper, but now fans can watch Fortunate Youth perform poolside at Sway Pool on August 30 at 8:30 p.m. Guests will get triple the entertainment with opening performances from Ease Up at 6:30 p.m. and The Steppas at 7:30 p.m. Must be 18 years of age or older.


Jeff Brinkman
Dates: Sunday, August 31
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission Cost: $5
Venue: Sway Pool
Event Info:  As a semi-finalist on season 3 of FOX’s The X Factor, Jeff Brinkman knows how to move an audience with his vocal talent and will be sharing his musical insights on life, love, loss and hope at Sway Pool, August 31 at 7:30 p.m. The singer-songwriter whose music moves the soul, is originally from Iowa, but took his love of music west and went on tour nationally. On the hit show The X Factor, Brinkman was featured in the top 10 for his age group and his performance of Joe Cocker’s “You Are So Beautiful” was viewed by millions and was praised by the most notorious judges for his raw vocal talent. Fans and music lovers can catch his moving performance at Sway Pool for just $5. Must be 21 years of age or older.

About Pets For Vets
The Pets for Vets program is dedicated to supporting veterans and providing a second chance for shelter pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s veterans who could benefit from a companion animal. Our goal is to help heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing them with a shelter animal that is specially selected to match his or her personality. Professional animal trainers rehabilitate the animals and teach them good manners to fit into the veteran’s lifestyle.  Needy shelter animals receive a second chance at life while giving our returning soldiers a second chance at health and happiness.


About Silverton Casino Hotel
Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Starbucks and Johnny Rockets. In addition to the flagship 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with more than 1,900 slot machines and 30 table games, and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Free Attraction” in the Best of City Search®. Silverton Casino Hotel is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond in Las Vegas. For more information, please call (702) 263-7777 or visit


Back Bar USA Brings Las Vegas Showcase To Tales of the Cocktail

Back Bar USA Brings Las Vegas Showcase To Tales of the Cocktail®
“Las Vegas Invades Tales of the Cocktail” will bring some of Las Vegas’s most renowned mixologists and venues to New Orleans for one special evening. 
Tales of the Cocktail®, the world’s premier cocktail festival, is bringing Las Vegas to New Orleans for one special evening event that will expose 1,500 attendees to the best of Las Vegas bartending. Sponsored and coordinated by Back Bar USA, a wine, beer and spirits marketing, consulting and design firm, “Las Vegas Invades Tales of the Cocktail” will feature some of the best Las Vegas mixologists and venues during a night that will epitomize the spirit of Las Vegas with Rat Pack-style entertainment, showgirls and restaurateurs.
“Those of us in Las Vegas know that it is a significant place in the world of mixology,” said Tim Haughinberry, founder of Back Bar USA. “This is our chance to highlight the best of the best and prove our position to industry leaders who are under-exposed to the city’s top-quality offerings.”
“Las Vegas Invades Tales of the Cocktail” will be held Thursday, July 17 from 5-8 p.m. at the Masquerade Nightclub inside Harrah’s New Orleans. The event features prominent mixologists, such as “Modern Mixologist” Tony Abou-Ganim and Francesco Lafranconi from Southern Wine and Spirits. Strip resort mixologists will display their techniques and talents in creating signature cocktails made with the world’s leading spirit brands and the freshest ingredients.
“Tales of the Cocktail is the elite bartender event of the year and I am thrilled to see Las Vegas have a strong presence this year to show off the talent and creativity that this wonderful city has to offer,”  said Abou-Ganim.
Mixologists and Properties
  • Craig Schoettler, ARIA Resort & Casino
  • Nectaly Mendoza, Herbs & Rye
  • Alenrry Iniguez, Herbs & Rye
  • Raul Faria, Gordon Ramsay’s Pub & Grill
  • Mariena Mercer, The Cosmopolitan
  • Max Solano,Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steak House & Venetian Palazzo
  • Ricardo Murcia, The Bellagio
  • Tony Abou-Ganim, Modern Mixologist
  • Francesco La Franconi, Southern Wine and Spirits
  • Andrew Pollard, Wirtz Beverage
Spirit Sponsors
  • Absolut Elyx Vodka
  • Hennessy Cognac
  • Sauza 901 Tequila
  • Hangar 1 Vodka
  • Bacardi Superior
  • Bulleit Bourbon
“Las Vegas has always been on the forefront of what’s next for the bartending industry,” said Ann Tuennerman, Founder of Tales of the Cocktail®. “I’m so happy that spirits professionals from around the world will have a chance to experience what Las Vegas bartending is all about.”
“Las Vegas Invades Tales of the Cocktail” is one of more than 200 industry-focused events being held throughout the 12th Annual Tales of the Cocktail®, being held in New Orleans July 16-20, 2014. For more information or to get tickets to “Las Vegas Invades Tales of the Cocktail” or any of the other seminars, tastings and special events, visit
About Back Bar USA
Back Bar USA is a full-service marketing, consulting and design firm with more than 25 years experience in the beer, wine and spirits industries. Specializing in corporate and national account beverage programs with an emphasis on gaming, resorts, nightlife and fine dining, the company provides services ranging from menu development to ground-up venue concept, design and execution. Back Bar maintains an impressive portfolio of clients and brands that include Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts, Ketel One Vodka and Corona. For more information, visit
About Tales of the Cocktail®
Tales of the Cocktail® is the world’s premier cocktail festival, bringing together the international spirits community for five days of what’s now, what’s new and what’s next in bartending. Held annually in New Orleans, Tales of the Cocktail® has something for bartenders and spirits professionals with opportunities to mix and mingle with the brightest minds in mixology during an always-spirited schedule of seminars, dinners, competitions, tasting rooms and new product launches. Join us in New Orleans July 16-20 for the 12th Annual Tales of the Cocktail® where for five days the cocktail reigns supreme. All Hail the Cocktail!
About the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society
The New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society (NOCCPS) is a non-profit organization committed to preserving the unique cocktail culture in New Orleans and around the world through education and outreach. Every year the NOCCPS produces a number events including Tales of the Cocktail®, Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour, and Tales of the Toddy® with proceeds being invested back into the international spirits community through educational programs, scholarships, training programs and financial aid.

Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada Launches Cicerone Training Program



Nevada’s largest beverage distributor continues statewide beer education initiative with launch of in-house Cicerone® training program

Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada (SWS of NV) recently launched a comprehensive Cicerone training program in an effort to make every employee a Certified Beer Server, the first level of the Cicerone® Certification. Providing employees a thorough background in beer strengthens SWS of NV’s education initiative and sets the platform to draw additional craft beers to the state by creating a more brew-savvy community. The Cicerone is beer’s equivalent to a sommelier.

“The Cicerone program epitomizes SWS of NV and Senior Managing Director Larry Ruvo’s commitment to innovation and employing the best-trained sales professionals in the industry, capable of supporting our clientele through progressive education, a portfolio of industry-leading products and world-class customer service,” said David Bart, executive vice president & general manager.

The two men leading this training are renowned beer experts Samuel Merritt and Russell Gardner, who recently joined SWS of NV from diverse backgrounds in the industry. Gardner was the first person in Nevada to become a Certified Cicerone, a title that indicates an in-depth expertise in beer garnered at the second stage of the Cicerone program. Merritt, New York’s first Certified Cicerone, is the founder of the Civilization of Beer, a foremost leader in beer education.

Thirty employees at SWS of NV passed the Certified Beer Server exam in its inaugural session, and more than 50 new beer experts will be certified upon SWS of NV’s second course next month.

Kevin McCracken, senior vice president of beer, said, “Having our employees at SWS of NV being formally trained by some of the brightest minds in the craft will significantly enhance the beer industry in Nevada. Every member of SWS of NV, from high-level executives, management and sales, to the company’s operation and delivery teams will have a well-rounded knowledge of beer.”

To become a Certified Beer Server, an individual is trained and tested in their knowledge in beer tasting, the brewing process, beer styles, as well as proper storage and service techniques. This ensures breweries nationwide that everyone at SWS of NV who talks, tastes and handles their product will do so with expertise.

The new initiative also will serve to educate Las Vegas’ beer market as a whole. Merritt and Gardner will provide SWS of NV employees, and eventually the Nevadan beverage industry, with real-world tools from their diverse experiences at breweries, restaurants and distributors.

Samuel Merritt, director of on-premise for beer & non-alcoholic beverages, said, “With the amazing team SWS of NV has created, we will be able to make significant strides in education for the state’s beer industry. Education is an important first step to solidify Las Vegas’ position as a top-tier beer destination.”


The Cicerone training will be available for industry professionals outside of SWS of NV beginning in fall 2013. In the meantime, Merritt and Gardner are visiting bars and restaurants firsthand to educate the industry on everything they need to know about selling and serving great beer. This includes teaching bartenders how to properly provide personalized beer suggestions, assisting with beer pairing menus, appropriate storage techniques for each brew and much more.

Russell Gardner, director of craft, said, “Pushing and expanding the education levels of everyone from bar owners to the bar patron enjoying his or her pint and everyone in between, will only strengthen and expand the beer market in the fabulous state of Nevada. We believe if people know better beer, they will want to drink it.”

The beer education movement extends beyond the industry. SWS of NV is sharing its expertise in beer and extensive collection of craft labels with the public through a series of pairing dinners and festivals.

Gardner and Merritt interact with every type of beer patron at these events to enhance their future beer experiences. Whether it’s a fanatic who wants to discuss the molecular breakdown of each craft or someone who simply wants to know the difference between lagers and ales, SWS of NV’s Cicerones are ecstatic to spread their passion for beer.

For more than a decade, Clyde Burney, SWS of NV’s vice president of beer & trade development, and his team have paved the path for the rising popularity of craft beer by offering an unparalleled selection of the most diverse international imported craft brands in the Nevada beer market.

Burney said, “I am happy to see our beer division receive the recognition and support it deserves and has earned. We have great brands, great people and great customers to sell our industry-leading portfolio to. As a result of the company’s new beer initiatives, thousands of venues supplied by SWS of NV will further strengthen their beverage programs.”

The Resort on Mount Charleston Hosts Free Dinner for All Who Helped Fight Carpenter 1 Fire – July 31

Resort on Mount Charleston

Free Dinner Hosted by The Resort on Mount Charleston and County Commissioner Larry

On Wednesday, July 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The community is invited to come together in gratitude and camaraderie for a special free dinner to honor and thank the firefighters, police, Red Cross, Forestry Division and countless volunteers for their steadfast efforts in fighting the unprecedented Carpenter 1 Fire. Hosted by The Resort on Mount Charleston and County Commissioner Larry Brown, the free event will feature a dinner buffet, open bar and an award/recognition ceremony.
Additional sponsors include the Siegel Group, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Southern Wine and Spirits and US Foods.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The Resort on Mount Charleston
2275 Kyle Canyon Road
Las Vegas, NV 89124