Nearly two weeks away from one of the biggest social events in Las Vegas, Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) is honored to announce its roster of Las Vegas entertainers taking the stage at the 27th annual Black & White Party held at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Hosted by Chris Saldaña, television anchor/host, popular morning radio personality Lauren Michaels from 98.5 KLUC’s “Chet Buchanan and The Morning Zoo,” and Jaymes and James, “Team Chippendales,” from CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” Black & White Party will feature DJ Axis, MICS and electro pop duo Mr.J & M.A.U aka J&M spinning.
This year’s festivities will include a headline performance from vocal impressionist Véronic, currently headlining at Bally’s Las Vegas. Known for her extraordinary ability to transform her voice into those of the world’s biggest superstars, Véronic’s resident show features imitations of Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, Tina Turner, Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston, Katy Perry, Dolly Parton and more. The one-woman vocal phenomenon will present a vignette of her pitch-perfect impersonations to Black & White Party goers.
Other performances lined up for this year include the cast of “The D*Word-A Musical;” famed Britney Spears impersonator Derrick Barry from Divas Las Vegas; the ladies of FANTASY at Luxor; singer Maren Wade from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”; Mark Shunock, the star of “Rock of Ages” at The Venetian; the high-energy percussion, humor and athleticism of Recycled Percussion at The Quad Resort & Casino; the sexy acrobatics of The Skating Aratas from “V-The Ultimate Variety Show” from the V Theater in Planet Hollywood; a number from Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding; headlining acts from “VEGAS! The Show” from the Saxe Theater in Planet Hollywood; and Zodiac Dragon, a multi-genre multimedia immersion.
In addition to the over-the-top stage performers, guests will enjoy engaging and eye-catching atmospheric entertainers including live art painting, roaming characters, sword swallowers, hand magicians and impromptu performances by Nevada Ballet Theatre among others.
Celebrating its 27th anniversary in 2013, the Black & White Party began as a humble gathering of community members in 1986 to collect canned foods for those living with HIV/AIDS in Nevada. Held at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel, the Black & White Party will feature more than 25 unique food & beverage vendors, exciting raffle prizes, fashion contests and live entertainment.
General admission tickets are on sale for $35 per person; limited VIP tickets are available for $100 per person and include early entry to the event at 8 p.m. with first access to tastings and vendors, an exclusive gift bag and distinctive VIP party entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at www.afanlv.org. Black and white attire is required for admission.
In celebration of Black & White Weekend, Hard Rock Hotel is offering an exclusive room package with a portion of room rates benefiting AFAN from Friday, Aug. 23 to Monday, Aug. 26. Use code HAFANBW when reserving online or by telephone at 800-343-4346.
Presenting sponsors for this year’s Black & White Party include Penn & Teller, Walgreens, Findlay Cadillac and Findlay Honda Henderson. Gold sponsors include Pink Kitty Creative, Vegas Seven, Yelp, DJ Axis, one7 communications, SocialRoad media, Blown Out Productions, PDQ Printing, Spring Valley Pharmacy, David Barton Gym, AVT Event Technologies, and QVegas.
Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend any of the weekend events. For more information on AFAN and Black & White Party, visit www.afanlv.org.
Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) was founded in 1984 and is the oldest and largest AIDS service organization in the state of Nevada. 2009 marked AFAN’s 25th anniversary of practicing its unyielding commitment to the community by providing unparalleled health expertise, support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. Over the years, AFAN has created various programs that offer consistent and comprehensive assistance including direct client service programs, food programs, prevention and education programs and community outreach. As part of AFAN’s mission, these client service programs assist in enhancing the physical health and psychosocial wellness of the individuals they serve, while promoting dignity and improving the quality of their lives. For more information, please visitwww.afanlv.org. Keep up with AFAN events and news on Facebook and Twitter.
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.