Las Vegas House Party Tour, Headlined by Kid ‘N Play, Vanilla Ice and Naughty by Nature, to Rock Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, September 7



Hip Hop Icons to Be Joined by Biz Markie, Tone Loc, Rob Base, 2 Live Crew and Young MC For Performance-Packed Night in Downtown Las Vegas


Some of hip hop’s most legendary acts will visit the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center with an all-star lineup on Friday, September 7 at the Las Vegas House Party Tour. Headlined by Kid ‘N Play, Vanilla Ice and Naughty by Nature, fans can enjoy a night of nostalgia and pay homage to the genre with additional performances by Biz Markie, Tone Loc, Rob Base, 2 Live Crew and Young MC.

Local tickets will go on sale Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets can be purchased at and and start at $28.50 plus applicable fees. Doors for the show will open at 7 p.m. with music set to begin at 8 p.m. PST.


In 1989, Vanilla Ice released his first album, Hooked, featuring his breakout hit “Ice Ice Baby.” The song eventually earned the spot as the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts. His follow-up album, To the Extreme, reached the top of charts later that year and before long, Vanilla Ice became a household name. After spending 16 weeks at the top of the album charts, To the Extreme sold more than 13 million copies worldwide.

Naughty by Nature was formed in East Orange, NJ, in 1986, while all three members – MCs Treach (Anthony Criss) and Vinnie (Vincent Brown), and DJ Kay Gee (Keir Gist) – were attending the same high school. The group’s self-titled debut was released in 1991 and produced a major hit in “O.P.P.” Naughty by Nature repeated their success with the 1993 follow-up album, 19 Naughty III, which included another smash single with “Hip Hop Hooray”; like its predecessor, the album went platinum and the group went on to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album of the Year before touring worldwide.

Among the first groups to tame rap’s hardcore mentality into a positive, message-oriented rhymes, Kid ‘n Play debuted in 1988 with the platinum album 2 Hype. The duo later spun their hit record into a deal involving films and a Saturday-morning cartoon show, the first involving a rap act. Kid (Christopher Reid) and Play (Christopher Martin) first met while in high school and were to Select Records in 1987. In 1988, along with the release of their popular debut album, the duo introduced the infamous Funky Charleston dance – a street-style riff on the classic Charleston. The moves were first performed in one of their music videos and then in the duo’s film “House Party.” People everywhere fixated on the Kid ‘n Play kickstep, and it quickly became one of the biggest dance crazes of the late ‘80s.


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Located at the corner of Third St. and Carson Ave. in Downtown Las Vegas, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is the ultimate entertainment destination. The 120,000-foot multipurpose space offers carefully designed layouts to create a unique and memorable experience for every curated event. Merging Vegas nostalgia with a modern touch, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is inviting to both tourists and locals and embraces the spirit of the city with an eclectic line-up, ranging from music festivals, sport viewing parties and more. The venue features a state-of-the-art stage, sound, and lighting design equipment and can accommodate up to 11,000 guests. For more information, visit or follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @DLVEC.



Riviera Casino & Hotel Brings Back Retro Rap and Disco Dancing with End-of-Year Concert Series on Dec. 29-30

Riviera Casino & Hotel Bringing Back Retro Rap and Disco Dancing
With End-of-Year Concert Series on Dec. 29 – 30

MC Hammer and Tone Loc highlight hip hop weekend while
The Boogie Knights perform benefit for Public Education Foundation

Riviera Casino & Hotel is going ‘old school’ to celebrate the end of 2012 with two concerts that bring back some of the most popular songs ever performed. Two highly entertaining rappers from the 1980s and 90s take the stage on Dec. 30. as MC Hammer, whose smash hits include “U Can’t Touch This,” “2 Legit 2 Quit” and “Pray,” is joined by Tone Loc, with his distinct voice and chart-topping hits, “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina.” Ticket prices start at $34.99 for General Admission, $49.99 for Preferred Seating and $69.99 for VIP Seating. All ticket prices include taxes and fees. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in advance at , by visiting the Riviera Box Office or calling 702-794-9433. Tickets can also be purchased at

“We want to send 2012 out on a high note and this lineup will do that by showcasing the ultimate feel-good music,” says Mark Massimino, director of entertainment for Riviera Casino & Hotel. “We’ll kick off the weekend with The Boogie Knights on Dec. 29, who’s putting on a non-stop party with three 50-minute sets of the greatest disco songs of all time. Having MC Hammer and Tone Loc the following night just continues the dance party. Dust off your favorite Disco-era clothing and your Hammer pants and join us for a weekend that is not to be missed.”

The Boogie Knights perform music by KC & The Sunshine Band, Rose Royce, The Bee Gees and more. The party begins at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $10. All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Public Education Foundation, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to support public education through initiatives, programs and promising practices. In support of teachers in the Clark County School District, anyone with a CCSD ID will gain free entry into the Boogie Knights concert.

Tickets for both shows can be purchased in advance by visiting ,  calling the Riviera box office at 702-794-9433, or at

The Riviera Casino & Hotel

Celebrating more than 55 years of non-stop entertainment, the Riviera Casino & Hotel is one of the iconic casino and hotel destinations in Las Vegas. With over 2,000 hotel rooms and 160,000 square feet of convention space, the Riviera brings a rich tradition of quality, service and hospitality excellence. Located on the north end of Las Vegas Boulevard, the Riviera features over 100,000 square feet of casino space with all of the latest games along with award winning entertainment and a variety of dining options. For more information on the Riviera’s amenities, visit