Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Presents Special Summer and Songwriting Camps at Mandalay Bay

Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp
Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Presents Special Summer and
Songwriting Camps at Mandalay Bay
Featured Special Guests Include: Brad Whitford (Aerosmith),
Warren DeMartini (RATT), George Lynch (Dokken),
Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction) and Stu Hamm


Get ready to rock out with the best of the best! Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp is bringing all-time favorite rock stars to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for a special Summer Fantasy Camp featuring Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Warren DeMartini (RATT), George Lynch (Dokken), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction) and Stu Hamm. These special guests will participate in master classes and jam with campers Thursday, July 31 – Sunday, Aug. 3.


“I’m really excited to participate in Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp,” said Whitford. “I’m looking forward to rocking out with all of the campers.”


In the four-day Summer Fantasy Camp participants will be placed in a band with a rock star counselor and work side by side with talented musicians. Rock star counselors Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot), Vinny Appice (Dio/Black Sabbath) and Teddy Andreadis (Guns n Roses), among others, will mentor campers, fine-tune musical abilities, energize stage presence, participate in Q&A sessions and share inside stories about their time on the road. The camp will culminate with two nights of live performances on the Courtyard Stage inside Crossroads at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay.


Being offered for the first time is a Songwriting Camp with Joe Vitale (Joe Walsh/CSN), which also will take place Thursday, July 31 – Sunday, Aug. 3. Participants of the Songwriting Camp will indulge in the creative process and develop lyrics, melodies, verses and choruses. Additionally, the campers will learn the ins and outs of publishing and protecting original music and how to pitch songs to artists. Participants of the Songwriting Camp will meet the special guests and counselors throughout the camp, attend master classes and have the option to perform their written song live on the Courtyard Stage inside Crossroads at House of Blues. This package includes experiences with the same guests as the Summer Fantasy Camp, but with the personalized songwriting experience.


For our campers, this is a life changing experience. Some of the campers play well and even gave up careers as musicians to become CEOs and lawyers. Some campers can’t play at all. What they all have in common is passion for rock music. At Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp they all get to pursue their passion – and meet, and play with the artists who became the soundtrack of their lives. It has been a fantastic experience for all of us who have been able to witness it for the past sixteen years.


David Fishof is the founder and creator of the famed Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp where rock dreams become reality. The idea came to him after years of producing rock tours throughout the word. He’s been honored to work with veteran rockers, Roger Daltrey, Levon Helm, Joe Walsh, Roger Hodgson, Todd Rundgren, Jack Bruce, Dr. John, Randy Bachman, and so many more. He feels fortunate to have seen their talent first hand. David’s desire to share this experience with you, gave him the inspiration to produce the one-of- a-kind, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp.


Past rock star camp headliners have included Jeff Beck, Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Roger Daltrey (The Who), Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Gene Simmons (KISS), Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule), Dave Davies (The Kinks), Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), Slash, Bret Michaels (Poison), Cheap Trick, Dr. John, George Thorogood, Jack Bruce (Cream), Joe Satriani, Joe Walsh, Meatloaf, Vince Neil (Motley Crue), Duff McKagan , (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), Michael Anthony (Van Halen), among others.


With 38 owned/operated and affiliated clubs and theaters, The House of Blues Entertainment (a division of Live Nation) portfolio is wide-ranging, including the legendary Fillmore brand and the intimate House of Blues clubs throughout the United States. House of Blues Entertainment is the country’s pre-eminent live music venue collection featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in one-of-a-kind custom designed environments aimed to bring fans and artists together in unparalleled musical environments.


Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a unique destination resort set on 120 lush acres on the Las Vegas Strip. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay, a AAA Four Diamond award-winning hotel, with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel-within-a-hotel, offering 424 newly remodeled rooms and suites; and the stand-alone all-suite Delano Las Vegas that will come to life in place of THEhotel in September 2014. Mandalay Bay boasts an 11-acre tropical pool paradise featuring real sand, a wave pool, the only climate-controlled, poolside gaming in the city and the new DAYLIGHT Beach Club. Other property highlights include world-class entertainment at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning dining by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, the new LIGHT Nightclub, Shark Reef Aquarium and the 1.7-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center.  Mandalay Bay’s offerings also include BATHHOUSE Spa, House of Blues Concert Hall and restaurant, and The Shoppes at Mandalay Place, a collection of unique boutiques and restaurants. Mandalay Bay recently became home to Michael Jackson ONE, Cirque du Soleil’s latest resident production based on the music and choreography of the King of Pop.  Mandalay Bay is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information and reservations, visit or call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

SIGHTING: Mark Stoermer, Tony Hawk, Mark Trumbo and Curtis “Hood Surgeon Young” at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Nov. 15 – 16

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On Friday, Nov. 15, Mark Stoermer of The Killers was spotted in the crowd during the sold-out Nine Inch Nails concert at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The band performed a second consecutive sold-out show on Saturday, Nov. 16 where skateboard legend Tony Hawk was seen with a group of friends in a VIP suite.

Also on Saturday, Street Drum Corps wrapped up its six month residency at Vinyl. The show featured performances with special guests Stephen Perkins of Jane’s Addiction and DJ Lethal of Limp Bizkit. Anaheim Angels baseball player Mark Trumbo was spotted inside the casino and Dr. Dre’s son Curtis “Hood Surgeon” Young was seen partying at Body English Nightclub & Afterhours.


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, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; 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 Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.