HIT SHOW DANA WHITE’S CONTENDER SERIES RETURNS FOR ITS FOURTH SEASON, AIRING LIVE TUESDAYS FROM UFC APEX IN LAS VEGAS

 

HIT SHOW DANA WHITE’S CONTENDER SERIES RETURNS FOR ITS FOURTH SEASON, AIRING LIVE TUESDAYS FROM UFC APEX IN LAS VEGAS

ALL EPISODES WILL AIR EXLUSIVELY ON ESPN+

 

The hit show Dana White’s Contender Series officially returns for its fourth season featuring a lineup of new and returning athletes looking for their chance to impress Dana White and make their UFC dreams come true by competing to earn a spot on the UFC roster.

 

Season four is scheduled for 10 Tuesday night episodes, with the first taking place on Tuesday, August 4 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+.

 

ESPN+ is available through the ESPN.com, ESPNPlus.com or the ESPN App on all major mobile and connected TV devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, X Box One and more. Fans can sign up for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year, with no contract required.

 

Over its past three seasons, Dana White’s Contender Series has introduced some of UFC’s top prospects from around the world, including launching the UFC careers for such athletes as Sean O’Malley, Edmen Shahbazyan, Dan Ige, Maycee Barber, Sodiq Yusuff and more. To this day, eight Dana White’s Contender Series alums have competed in UFC main or co-main events and 16 signees are currently in the top 15 of their respective divisions, making it one of the most successful talent-discovery shows in UFC history.

 

To support your coverage, please find the download link to the season four sizzle reel here. In addition, please find the download link for the season four athlete feature here, which highlights some of the participating athletes, their backgrounds and what competing on Dana White’s Contender Series means to them.

 

Bouts included in the first episode of season 4:

Light heavyweight
Ty Flores vs. Dustin Jacoby

 

Lightweight
Uros Medic vs. Mikey Gonzalez

 

Flyweight
Luis Rodriguez vs. Jerome Rivera

 

Lightweight
Jordan Leavitt vs. Luke Flores

 

Visit the UFC.com for information and additional content to support your UFC coverage.

 

About UFC®
UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 318 million fans and 102 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world, while broadcasting to nearly one billion TV households across more than 175 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 65 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC was acquired in 2016 by global entertainment, sports and content company Endeavor, along with strategic investors Silver Lake Partners and KKR. UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

 

About ESPN
ESPN, the world’s leading sports entertainment enterprise, features more than 50 assets – nine U.S. television networks, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN International, ESPN The Magazine and more.  ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc. (an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company) and 20 percent by Hearst.

 

About ESPN+
ESPN+ is the leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service from Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment and ESPN. Launched in April 2018, ESPN+ has grown quickly to 7.9 million subscribers in less than two years, offering fans thousands of live events, original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks, as well as premium editorial content.

Puttin’ on the Spritz with Vegas Baby Vodka

 

Vegas Baby Vodka is dressed up and ready to hit the town with its newest cocktail, Puttin’ on the Spritz.

 

Available at Carson Kitchen in Downtown Las Vegas, Puttin’ on the Spritz is made using the below recipe:

  • 1 oz. Vegas Baby Vodka
  • .75 oz. Montenegro Select Aperitif
  • .25 oz. Fresh lemon juice
  • Splash of prosecco
  • Express orange peel, for garnish
  • Green olive, for garnish.

Vegas Baby Spirits was founded in 2019 by Vegas locals, Jennifer Higgins and Megan Wilkes, who sought to capture the excitement of Las Vegas through Vegas Baby Vodka. Higgins and Wilkes turned their love of cosmopolitan cocktails into a brand sweeping the Las Vegas Strip and beyond. Vegas Baby Vodka is available in nearly 100 locations throughout Las Vegas, including Lee’s Discount Liquor, Total Wine & More, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, MGM Resorts International properties and Stations Casinos properties. Vegas Baby Vodka is made and distilled at Dry Hills Distillery in Montana, with Rocky Mountain water and non-GMO, gluten-free corn, and is distilled using a column still and filtered through a charcoal filter to guarantee an ultra-smooth finish with 40 percent alcohol by volume. More information can be found by visiting the company’s websiteFacebook or Instagram.

Southern Nevada Illuminates Hope in Fight Against Cancer for American Cancer Society

Southern Nevada Illuminates Hope in  Fight Against Cancer for American Cancer Society

Relay For Life of Southern Nevada volunteers invite locals to help “Illuminate Hope” with paper Luminaria lanterns on Saturday, August 1. There will be a drive thru luminaria display at the College of Southern Nevada Charleston campus lit with decorated Luminaria bags to remember and honor those who have been affected by cancer.

 

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Relay For Life of Southern Nevada continues the fight against cancer by urging local community members to come together. The goal of the “Illuminate Hope” event is to raise funds for the American Cancer Society (ACS). The ACS is the largest private, nonprofit funder of cancer research, second only to the federal government. COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of events across the nation, and for the first time since its inception in 1946, it is predicted that there will be a $200 million deficit in the fight against cancer.

 

To help spread hope and shine a light on a brighter, cancer-free future, the CSN Charleston Campus will be illuminated with Luminaria bags on Saturday, August 1 beginning at 8:00PM for all to see. Luminaria bags can be purchased for a suggested donation of $10 and then decorated to honor loved ones who have been affected by or have passed from cancer.

 

Bags can be purchased online at www.relayforlife.org/snv to be displayed in the Illuminate Hope commemoration. Bags can also be decorated by Relay For Life volunteers by special request. Bags must be returned or purchased by Wednesday, July 29 to be included.

Visit www.relayforlife.org/snv or Relay For Life of Southern Nevada on Facebook for more information and to stay up-to-date with event details and ways you can get involved.

For questions, please call or email Shannon Moore at 775-910-3329 or shannon.moore@cancer.org.

HARD-HITTING HEAVYWEIGHT FINISHERS (#4) DERRICK LEWIS AND (#11) ALEKSEI OLEINIK COLLIDE AT UFC® APEX

HARD-HITTING HEAVYWEIGHT FINISHERS
(#4) DERRICK LEWIS AND (#11) ALEKSEI OLEINIK
COLLIDE AT UFC® APEX

FEATURED BOUTS:

(#11) OMARI AKHMEDOV vs. CHRIS WEIDMAN

(#14) BENEIL DARIUSH vs. SCOTT HOLTZMAN

 

UFC® continues its run of August events at UFC APEX, headlined by a battle of heavyweight contenders, as No. 4 ranked Derrick Lewis squares off with No. 11 Aleksei Oleinik. The co-main event will feature No. 11 ranked middleweight contender Omari Akhmedov, who aims to take out his first former UFC champion when he faces Chris Weidman.

 

The event will be closed to the public and will be produced with only essential personnel in attendance pursuant to a Health, Safety and Operations plan approved by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

 

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: LEWIS vs. OLEINIK will take place Saturday, August 8 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, with all fights carried exclusively on ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The main card begins at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT on Saturday, August 8, with the prelims kicking off at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.

 

A former title challenger, Lewis (23-7 1NC, fighting out of Houston, Texas) is among the most exciting KO artists in the heavyweight division. Throughout his UFC run, he has delivered impressive KO finishes against Alexander Volkov, Marcin Tybura and Travis Browne. Lewis also holds a decision victory over perennial top contender Francis Ngannou. Lewis now looks to earn his third consecutive win to re-assert himself as a dangerous title threat.

 

Considered among the most skilled heavyweight grapplers, Oleinik (59-13-1, fighting out of Moscow, Russia) continues to turn heads with his trademark Ezekiel choke submission. A 24-year MMA veteran, he has delivered spectacular victories over Fabricio Werdum, Mark Hunt and Mirko Cro Cop. Oleinik now hopes to add another top heavyweight to his hit list and crack the UFC heavyweight top five for the first time in his career.

 

Unbeaten since returning to the middleweight division in 2017, Akhmedov (20-4-1, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia) goes for his most important win yet. A gritty Sambo fighter, Akhmedov secured hard-fought wins over Ian Heinisch, Zak Cummings and Tim Boetsch. In the biggest spotlight of his career, Akhmedov has his sights set on taking out his first former UFC champion to continue his ascent up the 185-pound ladder.

 

A former UFC middleweight champion, Weidman (14-5, fighting out of Baldwin, N.Y.) returns to the 185-pound division ready to climb back to the top of the mountain. A decorated grappler, Weidman dethroned all-time great Anderson Silva for the middleweight belt in 2013. During his reign he netted successful title defenses against Silva, Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort. Weidman now aims to re-enter the middleweight rankings with a dominant win over a tough emerging contender.

 

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • Maki Pitolo (12-5, fighting out of Mākaha, Hawaii) squares off with Darren Stewart (11-4 1NC, fighting out of London, England) in an exciting middleweight bout
  • No. 8 ranked women’s bantamweight contender and former women’s featherweight title challenger Yana Kunitskaya (12-5 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, FL by way of Saint Petersburg, Russia) meets debuting Julija Stoliarenko (9-3-1, fighting out of Kaunas, Lithuania)
  • In a battle of rising lightweights, No. 14 ranked contender Beneil Dariush (18-4-1, fighting out of Yorba Linda, Calif.) takes on Scott Holtzman (14-3, fighting out of Knoxville, Tenn.)
  • Tim Means (29-12-1 1NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) makes his 22nd UFC appearance against Laureano Staropoli (9-2, fighting out of La Plata, Argentina)
  • Nasrat Haqparast (11-3, fighting out of Hamburg, Germany) hopes to return to his winning ways when he faces undefeated Alex Munoz (6-0, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.)
  • Andrew Sanchez (12-5, fighting out of Montreal, Quebec, Canada) locks horns with Wellington Turman (16-3, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil)
  • Gavin Tucker (11-1, fighting out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) meets Justin Jaynes (16-4, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) in a clash of entertaining featherweights
  • Youssef Zalal (9-2, fighting out of Englewood, Colo. by way of Casablanca, Morocco) aims to continue his momentum when he meets Peter Barrett (11-3, fighting out of Somerville, Mass.)
  • Irwin Rivera (9-5, fighting out of Hudson Valley, N.Y. by way of Mexico City, Mexico) hopes to earn his first UFC victory when he takes on Ali Alqaisi (8-3, fighting out of Jordan)

 

Visit the UFC.com for information and content to support your UFC coverage.

 

About UFC®

UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 318 million fans and 102 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world, while broadcasting to nearly one billion TV households across more than 175 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 65 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC was acquired in 2016 by global entertainment, sports and content company Endeavor, along with strategic investors Silver Lake Partners and KKR. UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.

 

About ESPN+

ESPN+ is the leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service from Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment and ESPN. Launched in April 2018, ESPN+ has grown quickly to 7.9 million subscribers in less than two years, offering fans thousands of live events, original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks, as well as premium editorial content.

 

Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for just $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) through the ESPN App, (on mobile and connected devices), ESPN.com or ESPNplus.com. It is also available as part of a bundle offer that gives subscribers access to Disney+, Hulu (ad-supported), and ESPN+ ­— all for just $12.99/month.

 

 

About ESPN

ESPN, the world’s leading sports entertainment enterprise, features more than 50 assets – nine U.S. television networks, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN International, ESPN The Magazine and more.  ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc. (an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company) and 20 percent by Hearst.

Las Vegas Charity Miracle Flights to Host Star-Studded Online Poker Tournament

 

Las Vegas Charity Miracle Flights to Host Star-Studded Online Poker Tournament

Poker players of every skill level are invited to go “all in” for a good cause as local charity Miracle Flights hosts its first-ever online poker tournament on Wednesday, August 5, at 4 p.m. PST.

 

Celebrities scheduled to appear include Brad Garrett, Richard Kind, Michael Ian Black, Oksana Baiul and poker pro Matt Berkey. A $100 buy-in earns players a spot in the tournament—and goes directly to support Miracle Flights, the Las Vegas–based nonprofit that provides free plane tickets to families who need specialized medical treatment far from home. Registration is currently open at https://miracleflights.org/poker.

 

The poker tournament marks the first online fundraiser for Miracle Flights, which has been flying families to distant medical care for 35 years. The organization has continued its mission amid the Covid-19 pandemic and even expanded its services to help more families in need—relaxing its income guidelines, coordinating ground transportation and providing face masks to every flyer.

 

“For so many families, postponing life-saving medical treatment is simply not an option,” says Miracle Flights CEO Mark E. Brown. “Every dollar raised in this tournament will not only help alleviate the financial burden these families face, but also ease the emotional stress that comes with having to travel during the pandemic.”

 

Brown will join Faded Spade Card Club CEO Tom Wheaton to co-host the tournament, which will stream live on Twitch. Representatives from presenting sponsor Findlay Volkswagen will also join in.

 

For players in Las Vegas, the  HyperX Esports Arena at The Luxor is offering an exclusive opportunity to join the virtual tournament in a socially distanced, public setting. Food and drink will be available for purchase, with each player logging in from their own private station.

 

“We are incredibly grateful to HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas for creating such a fun experience for our local players,” says Brown. “Everyone is feeling a bit of cabin fever these days. This provides a welcome opportunity to get out of the house, have a great time and do some good for those in need.”

 

About Miracle Flights

Miracle Flights is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides free air transportation to children and adults who need help reaching specialty medical care only available far from home. The organization, founded in 1985, has provided 129,438 flights and typically books more than 600 flights per month on commercial airlines across the United States. To request a flight, learn more or donate, call 800-359-1711 or visit miracleflights.org. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.

Rocklands Entertainment Celebrates 40 Years of Entertainment Management And Concert Promotion In Canada and 25 Years In The United States

Rocklands Entertainment Celebrates 40 Years of Entertainment Management And Concert Promotion In Canada and 25 Years In The United States

Prominent entertainment promoters, Rocklands Entertainment celebrates 40 successful years of entertainment management and concert promotion in Canada and 25 years in the U.S.A. Featuring concert management and promotion of legendary acts such as Red Green, Tommy Hunter, Charley Pride, Frank Mills (Mr. Music Box dancer”, Carroll Baker, Kitty Wells, Johnny and Bobby Wright, Mickey Gilley, Roger Whittaker, the late ‘Stompin’’ Tom Connors, Rita MacNeil, George Jones, Tammy Wynette and many more. Rocklands Entertainment ranks with the best on the top 100 promoters in the world chart as reported by Pollstar Magazine in Los Angeles, California. Rocklands Entertainment has delivered one-of-a-kind shows, placing unforgettable memories in the hearts of all audiences along with forming lasting connections with music industry legends.

The story begins in August 1980 when a 17-year-old Peterborough Ontario, Canada native became the youngest licensed entertainment booking agent ever in North America.

“It all started by working in Peterborough back when I was an assistant to local Peterborough disc jockey, “Sunshine” Sean Eyre. I started working with Sean when I was 15. One thing led to another and it soon became apparent that working with live entertainment was my calling. The odds at 17 were all stacked against me getting a booking license, but the right people pulled all the right strings and made it happen,” shares Brian Edwards, Owner and Founder of Rocklands Entertainment.

The rest is history.

Over 5,000 shows and 100+ different entertainers later, Rocklands continues to arrange show stopping performances all over North America. Rocklands has made their mark around the world and has produced shows all over North America, Australia and Scotland.  A recent Red Green tour across the United states placed Rocklands in the top 100 tours of the week, three weeks in a row.  “Not bad for a couple of Canadian lads from small town Ontario.”

A book is in the process of being released later this year, sharing 40 years of memories with Rockland Entertainment and friends. Ed Arnold, a writer from Peterborough Ontario and Brian Edwards have been in the process of writing for almost a year and are excited to share the stellar charisma and defining voice that Rocklands Entertainment has provided so many over the years.

Like all other entertainment promoters, venues and artists around the world, Rocklands Entertainment promotional events have been halted due to COVID-19. Proving a monumental force to be reckoned with, Rocklands holds an optimistic attitude and considers alternatives instead of accepting defeat. They are adapting and considering putting on smaller shows that follow social distancing standards very soon. Rocklands Entertainment assures that they will be ready to hit the road and put on shows the second it is safe to do so! Stay tuned for future tour announcements via the Rocklands Entertainment website.

What respected music industry figures and friends are saying about Rocklands Entertainment and Brian Edwards:

“Congratulations to Brian and all the Rocklands crew for 40 great years. Brian and I have been friends for most of those years and I have always enjoyed working with the Rocklands folks.”Charley Pride (Country Music Pioneer and Hall of Fame Member)

“Our association goes back for over 40 years.  We have done over 500 shows together and it was all on a handshake. Rocklands, you are the reason for my success… Thank you!” – Tommy Hunter (Canada’s Country Gentleman)

“The kindest, most considerate, most decent and most relentlessly honest person to ever work in the field of entertainment.”Red Green (Comedian)

“Brian Edwards ably assisted by John Lester and staff operate a very tidy no BS business where getting things done is a way of life. Brian’s motto is simple, and I quote ” Get off your arse and let ‘er rip ” reaffirming his no nonsense approach to making every step of the way right and taking care of things when not right. We have had a wonderful and profitable relationship for most of Rocklands 40 years.”Frank Mills (“Mr. Music Box Dancer”)

“This I can say without hesitation… I have “not” met many Promoters/Agents/ Managers, who have maintained such long-lasting relationships with their clients as Brian Edwards has managed to do.  I have total respect for Brian Edwards and his work ethic. As a person, I feel so fortunate to call him my friend. Congratulations Brian Edwards, and to everyone at Rocklands Entertainment. I am looking forward to working with you in the future and many more years of our friendship. Your friend always!”Carroll Baker CM (Canada’s first lady of country Music)

“As a young artist, I was able to cut my teeth and learn so many important lessons in country music thanks to the opportunities Brian Edwards and Rocklands Entertainment provided me. Some of my greatest memories were sharing the stage as an opening act for the greatest legends in our genre, and I will be forever grateful for those moments. As I matured as an entertainer, started winning awards, and enjoyed having hits of my own, I looked back fondly on the experiences I had with Brian, and still take a moment today to acknowledge how lucky I was to learn from the icons — Brian being one of them. You do not thrive for 40 years in this extremely difficult business unless you are the best of the best. Rocklands Entertainment, and my friend, Brian Edwards are the best. Congratulations on this incredible milestone, and I look forward to celebrating many more!”- Brett Kissel (JUNO & CCMA Award Winner • Canada’s Male Artist & Entertainer of the Year)

“I had the pleasure of working with Brain Edwards in Canada. The tour was successful for us yours truly and I hope it was successful for him. I would like to congratulate Brian and his beautiful wife for their success and to many more years with Rocklands Entertainment.” – Mickey Gilley (Country Music Artist)

“Brian Edwards enlisted me to create, direct, and perform in the Live Lawrence Welk Show for a decade of tours throughout the U.S. and Canada.  I have NEVER felt more supported or valued as an artist than during those years with Rocklands Entertainment. No one worked harder than Brian to “take care of business” and still show us a great time.  We were treated like family every step of the way and gratefully, that relationship continues to this day. Happy Anniversary, Brian & Rocklands!  You rock!”- Mary Lou Metzger (The “Live” Lawrence Welk show)

For more information follow Rocklands Entertainments’ social channels linked below.
Facebook | LinkedIn | Website

About Rocklands Entertainment:
Rocklands Entertainment Inc., established in 1980 by Brian Edwards, is an entertainment management and concert promotions company focusing predominantly on entertainers with well-established careers in the business, many of whom having reached “legendary” status through the eyes of both their fans and their peers.

Long associations with such entertainers as Kitty Wells, Tommy Hunter, Charley Pride, Frank Mills and the legendary Canadian Icon Stompin’ Tom Connors helped establish Rocklands as one with a strong reputation for honesty, integrity and quality of product and service in the industry.

Through their association with “Rocklands”, these entertainers were able to extend their careers leading to lengthy concert tours (at times 6 months non-stop in length) from Coast to Coast in Canada and the United States.

To this day, Rocklands brings entertainment to an audience that has been often left out, yet the demand to see their stable of legends proves that Rocklands  has learned that  fans still want good family entertainment  from performers they have adored over the years.

The reputation of Rocklands has remained steadfast. The company’s versatility has also been greatly enhanced and promoting with such shows as, Anne Murray, k.d. lang, Wayne Newton, The Von Trapp Children, “Oh What A Night”, Weird Al Yankovic, Alice Cooper and “The Stars of the Lawrence Welk Show”.

Circa Resort & Casino Reveals Eclectic Beverage Program

CIRCA RESORT & CASINO REVEALS ECLECTIC BEVERAGE PROGRAM AHEAD OF OCTOBER 28 OPENING

A Luxury Lounge with Unrivaled Views, High-Energy Sports Bar and the Return of Vegas Vickie Punctuate Offerings at New Downtown Las Vegas Integrated Casino-Resort

Opening on October 28, 2020, Circa Resort & Casino – Downtown Las Vegas’ first integrated resort built from the ground up in 40 years – will feature an eclectic beverage program including six original bar, lounge and coffee shop concepts that embody the essence of Downtown Vegas and honor the city’s most iconic eras:

  • Legacy Club, a luxe rooftop lounge celebrating Vegas’ founding fathers with incredible panoramic city views **Opening in December 2020
  • Vegas Vickie’s, an elevated cocktail lounge in Circa’s lobby starring the famed neon cowgirl, Vegas Vickie
  • MEGA BAR, a 165-foot-long bar on Circa’s first floor, claiming the title of Nevada’s longest indoor bar and home to Downtown’s famous flair bartenders
  • Overhang Bar, a sports bar overlooking the world’s largest sportsbook with prime views of its three-story, 78-million-pixel screen
  • Circa Bar, a high-energy drinking destination taking the reins as the longest outdoor bar on the world-famous Fremont Street Experience
  • Jack Pots, a coffee stand created by legendary Detroit restaurateur Paul Saginaw

“Circa was designed to bring our guests an atmosphere of unbridled energy, and you’ll see that heavily reflected in our beverage program,” said Derek Stevens, CEO and Founder of Circa. “No two concepts are alike, but the one thing that will tie every venue together is fun. The best sunset view in Las Vegas will be at Legacy Club’s fire pits overlooking the city, hands down.”

Overseen by Circa’s Director of Beverage, Sam Pulliam, Circa’s beverage program will be defined by excellent cocktails and even better hospitality. Below is a glimpse into what visitors can expect this fall:

Legacy Club

Inspired by Las Vegas’ founding fathers, Legacy Club will overlook the city on Circa’s 35th floor, delivering an elegant rooftop club lounge with a panoramic view of the Downtown skyline. Paying homage to the movers and shakers who helped build Las Vegas, metal busts will line its hall, while spirited black and white photography frames the entrance, leading patrons to the club’s show-stopping attraction: a 10-foot display of 1,000 ounces in gold.

Whether soaking in the intimate spaces inside or taking in the ultimate sunset from a fire pit on the lounge’s outdoor terrace, guests can explore a drink selection showcasing the mixology team’s takes on the classics. Menu highlights will include a build-your-own Old Fashioned and photo-worthy sharable sips.

Legacy Club will open with Circa’s hotel tower in December 2020.

Vegas Vickie’s

Greeting visitors from near and far with a true Las Vegas welcome, Circa’s elevated lobby cocktail lounge will surround the iconic neon Vegas Vickie sign. Making her grand return to Downtown Las Vegas, the celebrated kicking cowgirl first appeared on the dazzling Downtown landscape in 1980 and became a must-see landmark on the Fremont Street Experience. With the goal of uniting old and new Vegas in never-before-seen ways, Stevens acquired the sign in 2016 with the intent to give Vickie a new home at Circa. After a fresh makeover, Vegas Vickie will reside in Circa’s lobby at her namesake bar.

Vegas Vickie’s menu will have a seasonal selection of cocktails, featuring vintage libations inspired by the city. With a bar characterized by elegant mid-century design, warm walnut woods and retro-styled lighting, Vegas Vickie will feel right at home.

MEGA BAR

Located on the first floor of the property, this high-energy space will give guests a chance to watch talented bartenders – known for their dazzling behind-the-bar flair skills – as they send bottles and glasses flying through the air all night long. Nevada’s longest indoor bar spanning 165 feet, MEGA BAR will operate as a sister concept to Stevens’ record-breaking 100-foot LONGBAR at the D Las Vegas. Featuring a back wall lined with narrow, red glass tiles, the space will be outfitted with 53 spots for seated, bar-top gaming; 40 double-stacked TVs for sports fans to catch all the gameday action; and 120 beer taps with a rotating selection.

Overhang Bar

Positioned above Circa’s multi-level sportsbook, Overhang Bar will offer a front-row seat for the book’s massive high-definition screen, measuring 78-million pixels. Ideal for sports fans looking to grab a drink while wagering on their favorite team through Circa Sports, this space will include an overhang ledge lined with poker machines and give onlookers a bird’s eye view of the action. Deep walnut high-top tables will line the long edge of the bar while two wood columns with gold accents anchor the opposite side.

Circa Bar

Located along Fremont Street Experience, guests can get the party started at Circa Bar with one of 24 frozen cocktail flavors served by dancing bartenders, all while watching talented flair bartenders perform in front of a backlit blue-glass wall. Textured golds cover the surface of the back bar, highlighting a terrazzo bar top masterfully culled from recycled Skyy Vodka bottles and other upcycled materials. Guests can grab a frozen beverage from Circa Bar and authentic Carolina barbecue from Circa’s Project BBQ, all while enjoying Downtown Las Vegas’ endless entertainment, including performances on the Main Street stage and free Viva Vision light shows broadcast on the world’s largest video screen above Fremont Street.

Jack Pots

A modern coffee stand with Vegas flair, Jack Pots will keep Circa’s guests buzzing with Michigan’s own Zingerman’s coffee, served alongside a thoughtful selection of freshly made breakfast items, sandwiches and salads. Dreamed up by Detroit-native and renowned restaurateur, Paul Saginaw, and acclaimed Ann Arbor coffee roaster, Steve Mangigian, Jack Pots will give guests a warm and personalized service experience from start to finish. With the help of Mangigian’s expertise, Zingerman’s coffee sources beans from across the globe with a focus on estate-grown and micro-lot coffees. It is then roasted in small batches with techniques tailored to their terroir, geographic and climatic characteristics to develop the most unique and delicious flavors. To create an only-at-Circa experience, Mangigian traveled the world to develop a uniquely delicious custom coffee blend exclusive to the property, which guests can soon enjoy at the resort’s 24-hour café.

The 1.25-million-square-foot Circa will include a stunning collection of rooms & suites, the world’s largest sportsbook, five original restaurant concepts, Stadium Swim pool amphitheater operating 365 days a year, a high-tech parking garage dubbed “Garage Mahal, two-story casino and more.

For more information about Circa’s beverage program and for room reservations, visit circalasvegas.com.

 

About Circa Resort & Casino

Opening October 28, 2020, Circa Resort & Casino will deliver an all-new integrated resort concept to the heart of Downtown Las Vegas at the historic Fremont Street. The only 21+ resort in the city, Circa will combine the best of Las Vegas service in a modern, state-of-the-art setting. The 1.25-million-square-foot resort and casino will have the world’s largest sportsbook, innovative entertainment and gaming, and unparalleled personalized offerings inspired by old-school Las Vegas hospitality. Circa will present eclectic dining options including premium steaks and seafood at Barry’s Downtown Prime from Chef Barry S. Dakake, Pan-Asian fare at 8 East from Chef Dan Coughlin, classic delicatessen cuisine at Saginaw’s Delicatessen from restaurateur Paul Saginaw, authentic Carolina barbecue at Project BBQ, and all-star menus at Victory Burger & Wings Co. from the founding family of American Coney Island. The resort also will showcase a dynamic year-round pool amphitheater, Stadium Swim, that will boast a 14-million-megapixel LED screen as the backdrop. Visit circalasvegas.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @circalasvegas to stay up to date with more developments.

Miracle Mile Shops Celebrates the Return of Sports with Unbeatable Food and Drink Specials

 

MIRACLE MILE SHOPS™ CELEBRATES THE RETURN OF SPORTS WITH UNBEATABLE FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS

 

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino invites visitors and locals alike to celebrate the return of sports with unbeatable food and drink specials at select restaurants throughout the center.

Offers from restaurants include:

 

Blondies Sports Bar & Grill

Open daily from 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Sports fans can score big at Blondies Sports Bar & Grill with over 60 big screens broadcasting all the biggest games, cheerleaders, and a $20 all you can drink happy hour special available daily from 3 – 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

 

Buffalo Wild Wings

Open daily from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Sports fans can head to Buffalo Wild Wings and enjoy Wing Bundles starting at $9.99, Boneless Tuesday and Traditional Thursday deals with buy one get one free deals, as well as $3 Bud Light Tall drafts from 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.

 

Cabo Wabo Cantina

Open daily from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sammy Hagar’s rockin’ Strip-side cantina offers guests a signature blend of authentic margaritas and fresh flavorful Mexican cuisine. Happy hour is available Monday through Friday from 3 – 5 p.m. and features beer and shot specials starting at just $5, as well as half off margaritas, sangria and appetizers.

 

Flights

Open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Fans can keep up with all their favorite sports teams at Flights, Miracle Mile Shops’ aviation-themed eatery. Offering food and drinks in a shareable fashion, Flights is the perfect spot to kick back, relax and grab a bite with friends and family. Happy hour specials, which include three drinks for $10 and burgers and beer deals starting at $10, are available Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Nacho Daddy

Open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.; Friday through Sunday 8 a.m. – 3 a.m. 

Offering a full menu of gourmet nachos, Mexican-American cuisine and house made specialty drinks, Nacho Daddy is the perfect game-day destination for sports fans throughout the season. Guests can celebrate gameday everyday with daily bottomless mimosas drink special for just $25 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

PBR Rock Bar & Grill

Open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.; Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Located on the 50-yard line of the Las Vegas Strip, guests can head to PBR Rock Bar & Grill Monday through Thursday for a variety of drink specials including 2-for-1 cocktails and half off drafts. With more than 80 high-definition televisions, four full-service bars and an expansive Strip-side patio, PBR Rock Bar & Grill is the premiere destination for fans to cheer on their favorite football teams throughout the season.

 

Miracle Mile Shops is temporarily open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., seven days a week. For information regarding Miracle Mile Shops health and safety protocol, as well as a full list of open stores and restaurants, visit miraclemileshopslv.com.

 

About Miracle Mile Shops™:

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino features more than a mile of 200 shops, tempting restaurants and live entertainment venues at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip. The center is home to M·A·C Cosmetics, a leading brand of professional cosmetics; Sephora; premier blow out salon, Drybar; H&M; GUESS; Flight 23 at Footaction, one of only three in the country; Tipsy Robot, the first land-based cocktail bar operated by robots; Buffalo Wild Wings; Chicago popcorn legend Garrett Popcorn Shops’ only Las Vegas location; Nacho Daddy, home of the world-famous Scorpion Shot; 15,000-square-foot bar and restaurant Cabo Wabo® Cantina; Club Tattoo, featuring some of the best tattoo artists and body piercers in the nation; as well as a multi-million dollar fountain show. Miracle Mile Shops is an affiliate of Institutional Mall Investors LLC, a co-investment venture owned by Miller Capital Advisory, Inc., and CalPERS.

 

For more information, call 702.866.0710 or visit www.miraclemileshopslv.com. Keep up with the latest Miracle Mile Shops news via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Pahrump Illuminates Hope in Fight Against Cancer for the American Cancer Society

Pahrump Illuminates Hope in Fight Against Cancer for the American Cancer Society

 

Pahrump Illuminates Hope in Fight Against Cancer for
American Cancer Society

 

Relay For Life of Southern Nevada volunteers invite locals to help “Illuminate Hope” with paper Luminaria lanterns on Saturday, August 1. There will be a drive thru luminaria display at the College of Southern Nevada Charleston campus lit with decorated Luminaria bags to remember and honor those who have been affected by cancer.

 

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Relay For Life of Southern Nevada continues the fight against cancer by urging local community members to come together. The goal of the “Illuminate Hope” event is to raise funds for the American Cancer Society (ACS). The ACS is the largest private, nonprofit funder of cancer research second only to the federal government. COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of events across the nation, and for the first time since its inception in 1946, it is predicted that there will be a $200 million deficit in the fight against cancer.

 

To help spread hope and shine a light on a brighter, cancer-free future, the CSN Charleston Campus will be illuminated with Luminaria bags on Saturday, August 1 beginning at 8:00PM for all to see. Luminaria bags can be purchased for a suggested donation of $10 and then decorated to honor loved ones who have been affected by or have passed from cancer.

 

Bags can be purchased online at www.relayforlife.org/snv to be displayed in the Illuminate Hope commemoration. Bags can also be decorated by Relay For Life volunteers by special request. Bags must be returned or purchased by Wednesday, July 29 to be included.

Visit www.relayforlife.org/snv or Relay For Life of Southern Nevada on Facebook for more information and to stay up-to-date with event details and ways you can get involved.

For questions, please call or email Shannon Moore at 775-910-3329 or shannon.moore@cancer.org.

 

Cowabunga Bay Kicks off Summer Promotions on National Waterpark Day

Cowabunga Bay Kicks off Summer Promotions on National Waterpark Day

In recognition of national waterpark day, Cowabunga Bay, cools off guests with more than 20 slides and attractions, including the largest lazy river in Nevada, 9 water slides, 4 surf and swim pools, and an interactive kids play area with 10 pint-sized slides and tipping buckets with special summer deals.   The surf retro themed park creates the desired fun-filled playground for guests, featuring amenities such as heated pools, complimentary tubes and life jackets, shade structures, and gourmet food items.   Summer daily specials include:

Tuesdays:

Guests receive $22.22 admission and tasty $2 treats, such as a slice of pizza, slushy & a soft drink, now thru August 4. Guests may purchase the Tuesday admission online in advance at https://bit.ly/2zWZ4bP.

Wednesdays:

Season and Plus passholders receive $9.99 tickets each for up to 4 guests and friends on Wednesday, July 29th. An exclusive menu is also available to pass holders only, including delicious items like BBQ Flatbread, Nashville Chicken Sandwich, Carne Asada Loaded Fries & $1.99 Churros. Visit https://bit.ly/3eXKQWH to purchase.  (*Not valid on Half Season Pass)

Fridays:

Waterpark enthusiasts can enjoy Friday fun with a “Friends and Family” special now through September 4th! All-day General Admission is only $21.99 (or $15.99 after 3 PM) and includes free parking and great savings on Family Meal Deals! Visit https://bit.ly/2Z103Bu to purchase online.

Summer Hall Pass:

Additionally, purchase an “End of Summer Half Pass” for $49.99 for UNLIMITED park visits now through September 27, 2020, and enjoy early park entry and extra season pass points.

 

Due to the health and safety of the guests during the COVID-19 pandemic, safety protocols at the waterpark have been implemented including: guests over the age of 10 are required to wear face masks at any outlet when making a purchase (Food, Retail, Cabana Check-In, Season Pass Processing, etc.); increased cleaning frequency for things such as common touch points, dining areas, lifejackets and slide tubes; limited park capacity; and social distance markings at attraction queues to encourage social distancing. For more information on the waterpark’s safety protocols, please visit https://bit.ly/2VgYygj.

“A lot has changed this season due to the many new CDC protocols that have been mandated by State Officials,” said Alex Barilla, general manager of Cowabunga Bay Waterpark.  “We take the safety of our guests and crew members very seriously, and by implementing these new protocols we feel confident Summer can be safe and still be FUN at Cowabunga Bay.”

 

For additional information on hours, operating dates, season passes, and more, please visit www.cowabungabayvegas.com or follow Cowabunga Bay Water Park on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

About Cowabunga Bay Water Park

Cowabunga Bay Water Park, located at 900 Galleria Drive in Henderson, is the largest water park in Nevada filled with an expansive collection of state-of-the-art thrill rides. Featuring more than 20 slides and attractions, it is the ultimate in family and guest entertainment.

 

For more information on hours, opening dates, purchasing tickets, and season pass information please call 702.850.9000 or visit www.cowabungabayvegas.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @cowabungabaylv and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CowabungaBayLasVegas.

Bondurant High Performance Driving School Featured on Season 3 of HISTORY Channel “It’s How You Get There”

Bondurant High Performance Driving School
Featured on Season 3 of HISTORY Channel “It’s How You Get There”

Bondurant High Performance Driving School, the Official High Performance Driving School of Dodge//SRT, will be featured on Season 3 of HISTORY’s It’s How You Get There, on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at 8 AM Eastern. The episode follows the show’s hosts Jenn Barlow, Sam Nehme and Julian Taylor as they put the performance capabilities of the Dodge//SRT line to the test on the largest purpose-built driver training course of its kind in North America.

“We’re excited to share the experience of the school with It’s How You Get There fans,” said Mike McGovern, chief instructor at the Bondurant school.  “The crew really captured the thrill that only comes from getting behind the wheel of a powerful Dodge//SRT vehicle.  The hosts’ passion for performance is contagious. They’ll inspire every enthusiast to test their own driving and racing skills behind some of the world’s fastest production cars.”

HISTORY’s It’s How You Get There follows three daring hosts as they cross the country in search of the adrenaline rush that comes from performance machines built for land, sea and air. Their larger-than-life personalities entertain viewers with witty banter, competition and wagers, and provide information about high performance vehicles. Season 3 of It’s How You Get There will be available on Amazon Prime following the season’s initial airing on HISTORY.

“We found the world’s best driving school at Bondurant,” said Julian Taylor. “We had an entire week to play and learn on the country’s most famous road course behind the wheel of the 700-plus horsepower Dodge//SRT Challenger Hellcat. Then we climbed into Dodge’s 840 horsepower Challenger SRT Demon to enjoy some serious excitement on the drag strip. There’s no way you won’t be inspired to go to Bondurant and drive these Dodge cars after watching this episode.”

The episode of It’s How You Get There featuring the powerful Dodge//SRT performance vehicle line up and Bondurant High Performance Driving School was filmed in October 2019. Since then, Bondurant has invested $1 million to renovate its 1.6 mile 15-turn track, NHRA drag strip, classrooms and event space to further enhance the guest experience.

About Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
Founded in 1968, the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, located in Chandler, Ariz., is the only purpose-built driver training facility for performance enthusiasts and the largest driver training center of its kind in the world. It is also the Official High Performance Driving School of Dodge//SRT. The school maintains over 100 race-prepared vehicles, sedans, SUVs, and open wheel formula cars. For more information about the school, visit Bondurant.com or call (800) 842-7223.

Hearts Alive Village Rescue Dog Featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul Edition

Hearts Alive Village Rescue Dog Featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul Edition 

(Las Vegas, Nevada)  July 28, 2020 – A story about Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas (HAVLV) alumni Butters, is featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Dogs (Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC; Amy Newmark; July 14, 2020, 978-1-611590678, $14.95). This anthology highlights the human-dog bond (especially during the COVID-19 pandemic) and will have dog lovers laughing, tearing up, and nodding their heads in recognition as they dive into 101 heartwarming and often hilarious stories about all the ways in which dogs enrich our lives, become part of our families, and make us better people. 

Butters (now Bodhi) is an 8-year-old Chihuahua/Corgi mix who sat in the shelter for 8 months before being pulled by Hearts Alive Village in January. “The shelters got hit really hard the first week of the pandemic,” says Sheryl Green, Director of Communications for Hearts Alive Village and adopted mom to Bodhi. “I offered to foster one of our dogs so we could make space for anyone coming in from the shelter. I had no idea when I took him home that he’d become a permanent part of the family.”  

While fostering doesn’t always end in adoption, it’s an essential part of animal rescue. Without a temporary solution for the animal, rescues have no place to house them and can’t pull the pet from the shelter. Fosters provide a safe home for the animal and the “family experience” while the rescues provide food, medical care, and networking to find the pet a permanent home. As bittersweet as it is to say goodbye, fostering truly saves lives.  “We knew that the bonding experience during this crazy time would be intense,” said Christy Stevens, Executive Director of Hearts Alive Village. “Many of our temporary fosters decided to become forever parents. We never call it a ‘foster fail’ but rather a ‘foster to forever.’”  

 

The book is available through Amazon, with proceeds going to American Humane, and can also be purchased at the Hearts Alive Village Pet Supply Store (1750 S. Rainbow Blvd # 4) with all proceeds going to Hearts Alive Village Las Vegas. Green hopes her story will spread awareness for the importance of fostering and will help raise some money for the organization’s life-saving programs.  

 

ABOUT HEARTS ALIVE VILLAGE LAS VEGAS (HAVLV) Hearts Alive Village is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is nurture a compassionate society where animals are supported both in their homes and on the journey to find a home. The multidimensional organization provides a variety of programs including; Kendall’s Kupboard a pet food pantry, Charlie Mike a program that matches veterans with support animals, and provides access to resources like training, financial assistance for veterinary costs and more, Foster & Adoption Program where strays, animals acquired from shelters, and owner surrenders are placed in foster homes until forever homes are secured, Humane Education to youth groups throughout the valley teaching responsible pet ownership, safety, and empathy, Pet Supplies offers new and gently used pet items such as toys, beds and more, and their newest expansion, a Veterinary Clinic and Wellness Center. HAVLV’s headquarters is located at Hearts Alive Village Adoption Center and Pet Supplies, 1750 South Rainbow Unit #4 Las Vegas, NV.  http://www.heartsalivevillage.org.  

 

ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL Chicken Soup for the Soul publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. With well over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, the phrase “chicken soup for the soul” is known worldwide and is regularly referenced in pop culture. Today, 27 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration, and hope through its books, this socially conscious company continues to publish a new title a month. It has also evolved beyond the bookstore, with a podcast, education programs, dog and cat food, licensed products, and video, television and movies through its subsidiary, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. 

 

The+Source to Celebrate International Day of Friendship

 

International Day of Friendship is coming up on Thursday, July 30, and The+Source is celebrating with an offering that is perfect for customers and their bestie.

The+Source’s two dispensaries will offer a free pack of Camino Gummies when you purchase any two 100 mg gummies. Camino Gummies include 20 gummies with 5 mg of THC in each, with flavors such as watermelon lemonade, wild berry and sparkling pear.

High Times award-winning dispensary, The+Source has two locations in the Las Vegas Valley: 2550 S. Rainbow Blvd. at the corner of Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas, and 9480 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson. A top recreational dispensary in the Silver State, The+Source was named one of “The 10 Best Marijuana Dispensaries in Las Vegas” in 2018 by High Times and “Best Dispensary” in 2018 by Desert Companion’s annual “Best of the City” awards and was the only dispensary featured in Maxim’s “15 Must-Hit Spots for the Ultimate Guys Weekend in Las Vegas” in 2018. The+Source’s CAMP products, exclusive to their stores, won the High Times Cannabis Cup in 2019 and the Jack Herer Cup Las Vegas in 2019.

 

The+Source recently launched its online ordering platform, allowing customers to place orders for curbside pick-up or delivery via the company’s new, in-house delivery service. The company is now fulfilling delivery orders immediately, with same-day delivery available from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. Delivery orders require a minimum, pre-tax purchase of $125, with delivery offered as a complimentary service for all customers within a five-mile radius of either store.

 

Curbside pick-up is now offered with a lower minimum purchase of $25 pre-tax, available daily from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. for all customers. Both of The+Source’s locations are open for medical patients, senior citizens and veterans from 8 – 9 a.m. daily and to all customers from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily. More information can be found here.

 

For the safety of guests, staff and the community, The+Source encourages customers to continue to utilize online ordering, curbside pick-up and delivery services, and to only shop in-store if necessary. The+Source is enforcing safety guidelines and precautions by asking guests to continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control’s current social distancing guidelines, maintaining a distance of six feet from others at all times; and requiring protective face masks for those shopping in-store.

 

Ferraro’s Announces One-Night-Only Wine Dinner, Aug. 22

Image of grapes from the Clarice Wine Company vineyards.
(Photo Courtesy of Clarice Wine Company) 

FERRARO’S TO SHOWCASE ACCLAIMED CLARICE WINE COMPANY
AT ONE-NIGHT-ONLY DINNER, AUG. 22 

 Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar invites guests to travel to The Santa Lucia Highlands, the finest wine region in California. On Saturday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m., guests will “tour” the Clarice Wine Company. Each wine will be paired with a specially prepared dish by Executive Chef Francesco DiCaudo. The menu and wine pairing are offered for $150 per person, all inclusive.

Sometimes flying under the radar of most wine lovers, The Santa Lucia Highlands is the only California Pinot Noir region to receive 90 points or higher for each of the last ten years on the Wine Spectator vintage chart. The Clarice Wine Company sources wine from Gary’s Vineyard and Rosella’s Vineyard, both known for their rich flavors, vibrant hues and delicious blends.

The full menu follows:

Peake Ranch Vineyard, Chardonnay, 2017
Fiori di Zucca
Squash blossom and langoustine

Clarice Santa Lucia Highlands, Pinot Noir, 2017
Burrata
Soft Apulia cheese, tomato, cucumber, stone fruit, pistachio gremolada

Clarice Gary’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir, 2017
Tagliatelle Al Ragu
Slow braised duck ragu, bufala quadrello cheese

Clarice Rosella’s Vineyard, Pinot Noir, 2017
Lonza Di Maiale
Grilled Iberico pork loin, chanterelle, fava beans, marjoram

For more information about Ferraro’s or to make reservations, call (702) 364-5300.

PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE
The health and safety of our customers remains paramount. In accordance with guidelines set forth by public health agencies, Ferraro’s has enhanced our cleaning processes throughout the day and stepped up our nightly sanitization processes. We also mandate our employees always wear plastic gloves and face coverings to maintain a clean and virus-free environment. As an additional measure, Ferraro’s offers hand sanitizer stations located in multiple areas of the venue for our guests to access easily.

ABOUT FERRARO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR
Founded in 1985, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is Las Vegas’ longest running, family-owned and operated restaurant offering authentic, five-star Italian cuisine in a fine-dining atmosphere. Specializing in freshly made pastas and sauces, legendary osso buco, savory risottos, expertly prepared all-natural meats, Safe Harbor® seafood, as well as an extensive award-winning wine list, Ferraro’s is famous for its attention to detail, welcoming environment and passion for food that runs in the family. The Ferraro family members devote themselves to ensuring each guest has a memorable experience, whether for lunch, dinner, late-night or private parties and events. Ferraro’s is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ferraro’s is located at 4480 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89169 (across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas). For reservations, call (702) 364-5300. For more information, find on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

Latest News From The LINQ Promenade – Summer 2020

High Roller stands tall behind The LINQ Promenade.
(Photo Courtesy of The LINQ Promenade) 

LATEST NEWS FROM THE LINQ PROMENADE – SUMMER 2020

This summer, The LINQ Promenade allows guests to safely social distance while enjoying numerous dining, shopping and entertainment options throughout its open-air district. Along with top attractions such as FLY LINQ, the only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip and High Roller, the world’s largest observation wheel, there is no shortage of restaurants, retail and immersive experiences open this season.

NEW ADDITIONS:
Virgil’s Real Barbecue: With a brand-new grab n’ go window for late night eats, Virgil’s Real Barbecue is serving their most popular menu items for takeout on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to closing.

SUMMER EXPERIENCES:
High Roller Observation Wheel: This season, locals can enjoy views of the Las Vegas Strip 550 feet in the air aboard High Roller for 50 percent off. Visit ticketmaster.com and use code “HRLOCAL” at checkout to receive discounted pricing. Must show proof of Nevada ID, not valid on Happy Half Hour tickets.

ICEBAR: The immersive attraction made entirely from solid, hand-carved ice, offers an unforgettable frozen ambience and non-alcoholic refreshments to enjoy this summer. Guests can receive 20 percent off the EntryOnly package by texting “COOL” to 313131.

Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop: The world-famous ice cream shop debuts their brand-new Gold Rush Sundae. Through August 31, guests will receive a free chocolate bar with the purchase of a specialty sundae. Limit one per transaction.

Nectar Bath Treats: This summer, guests can enjoy bakery-inspired handmade bath treats. Nectar Bath Treats is offering three soaps for $29, four bath bombs for $20, three bubble scoops for $20 and buy two get two free for body scrubs and milkshake bubble baths.

Razer: Truly made by gamers, for gamers, Razer offers plenty to be excited about including summer specials of up to 50 percent off select products. To learn more about product discounts, stop by the store or call (725) 214-7222.

Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar: From steak and eggs to buttermilk pancakes, Chayo Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar offers a complete breakfast menu from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday through Monday. For $22 and along with the purchase of an entrée, guests can also enjoy bottomless mimosas for two hours. To make a reservation, call (702) 691-3773 or visit www.ChayoLV.com/Reservations.

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery: With the return of sports on television, Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery is the best place to watch all of the games and hang out with friends. Enjoy $2 off beer, wine and cocktails and half off appetizers, excluding seafood, during happy hour Mondays through Fridays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays through Wednesdays from 10 p.m. to close. All day, every day enjoy $5 Rebel Yell Whiskey, Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey and Exotico Tequila shots. Other nightly specials include:

  • Moscow Mule Mondays: $7 Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Tequila Tuesdays: $8 Patron Margaritas
  • Whiskey Wednesdays: $7 Jack Daniel’s, Jameson and Crown Royal Whiskey
  • Throwback Thursdays: $5 24-ounce Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • Fireball Fridays: $5 Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey Shots
  • Yolo Weekends: $7 Bloody Marry with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, $20 bottomless mimosas with purchase of an entrée.

The LINQ Promenade has implemented Caesars Entertainment, Inc.’s (“Caesars”) new health and safety protocols, which enhance its existing plans and practices in these areas. All Caesars properties are focused on the well-being of team members, guests and the community, and continue to work to create an environment with high standards of sanitization and physical distancing practices. Among the enhanced health and safety protocols include more frequent cleaning and sanitization. Caesars has also implemented a health screening program for all employees. Team members and guests are required to wear masks, which the Company makes available, at all Caesars properties.

ABOUT THE LINQ PROMENADE
The LINQ Promenade is the world-renowned, award-winning open-air district featuring more than 30 unique entertainment, retail and dining experiences with more to open in 2019. The LINQ Promenade also plays host to a variety of special events, festivals and parades throughout the year. Home to High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel, and FLY LINQ, the only zipline in the world to offer riders 2 ways to fly simultaneously on 10 side-by-side lines: seated frontward or backward. With the addition of the only zipline on the Strip, The LINQ Promenade is now the center for world-class attractions. High Roller quickly emerged as an instantly recognizable part of the already-iconic Las Vegas skyline and consistently ranks as one of the best, “must see” attractions by media outlets and websites around the world, ranging from Travel + Leisure to USA Today and Trip Advisor. The wheel’s 28 glass-enclosed cabins feature an interactive 30-minute experience 550 feet in the air. Happy Half Hour, the exclusive in-cabin 30-minute open bar experience, is available for guests 21 and over. For more information, go to TheLINQ.com . Find @LINQPromenade on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram. (Hashtags: #LINQLife, #RevolveVegas, #HighRollerVegas)

University Gateway Named “Best Mixed-Use Development” by NAIOP

Exterior photo of University Gateway.
(Photo courtesy of Wild Dog Digital and CoStar)

UNIVERSITY GATEWAY NAMED “BEST MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT” BY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION NAIOP

 University Gateway, the pioneering high-rise, luxury urban residential, retail and office project on Maryland Parkway adjacent to UNLV has been named “Best Mixed-Use Development” by NAIOP Southern Nevada during the Commercial Real Estate Development Association’s 23rd annual NAIOP Spotlight Awards on June 25.

The Spotlight Awards honor and recognize the membership’s firms and individuals for achievements, built projects or deals conducted during the previous year. In the mixed-use category, judges selected University Gateway based on the live-work-play concept, P3 complexity and the complex integration of student housing and lease buyouts.

With more than 600 members in Southern Nevada, NAIOP is the leading real estate organization for developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate.

“It is an honor to been given the award for “Best Mixed-Use Development,” said Frank J Marretti III, founder, G2 Capital Development. “I couldn’t be more proud of our team and everything we’ve accomplished to build an extraordinary development for the community.”

For more information about University Gateway, visit theyouliving.com. Media may schedule a preview tour and interview by emailing Desiree Webb with The Vox Agency at desiree@thevoxagency.com.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY GATEWAY
University Gateway, the first luxury, mixed-use, high-rise development on Maryland Parkway, is conveniently located directly across from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, near the Las Vegas Strip and Las Vegas Medical District. With first-floor eateries such as Peet’s Coffee, Crumbl Cookies, Ike’s Love and Sandwiches, Pizza Forte, Sushi Joe’s, the Brew Tea Bar, Roberto’s Taco Shop as well as two floors of administrative space for UNLV, University Gateway also houses the yoU, luxury apartments located on floors 4 through 7. Residents of the yoU enjoy amenities such as a rooftop, resort-style pool and spa and lounge including fire pits, barbecue grills and sundeck; state-of-the-art fitness center; game room; concierge services; coworking space; all utilities, a smart home system and internet connection available included in the lease; 24-hour onsite police presence; and a stunning view of the Las Vegas Strip. Each Private Studio includes a kitchen stovetop, refrigerator, microwave, washer/dryer and full bath. Studio Suites include full kitchens, expansive living areas and washer/dryer facilities next to private studios. For more information about University Gateway, go to theyouliving.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram @theyouliving.

Vegas Inc. and Cox Business Now Accepting Nominations for 10th Annual Top Tech Awards

Vegas Inc. and Cox Business Seek Key Players in Las Vegas’ Tech Industry for 10th Annual Top Tech Awards

Nominations now open through Friday, Sept. 4: https://vegasinc.com/toptech

 

Vegas Inc and Cox Business are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Top Tech Awards. This will be the tenth installation of Top Tech Awards featured in Vegas Inc, the city’s number one local business news source. The publication is accepting nominations now through Friday, Sept. 4 here: https://vegasinc.com/toptech.

In a time when the Southern Nevada community has needed them the most, the valley’s technology leaders have kept the community connected, companies functioning and businesses growing. Vegas Inc and Cox Business aim to honor these tech titans whose creative and innovative technology practices have advanced Southern Nevada’s industry and economy. To qualify, nominees must have demonstrated use of technology within their organization to improve business processes, enable growth and improve customer experience.

Local technology professionals can be nominated in the following categories for the 2020 Top Tech Awards:

  • Start-up Company
  • Education Institute
  • Government Agency
  • Health Care Industry
  • Hotel/Gaming
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Private Company
  • Public Company

Honorees will be selected among the pool of nominees by an independent panel of judges based on each nominee’s recent achievements, company and community impact, major projects and additional accomplishments and milestones. The panel will be comprised of distinguished industry leaders and past award recipients.

2020 Top Tech honorees and nominees will be recognized at a prestigious event in November. Additionally, winners will be profiled in a special publication of Vegas Inc on Thursday, November 19 inside of Las Vegas Weekly and online.

For more information about the 2020 Top Tech Awards, visit www.VegasInc.com. For the latest Vegas Inc news, follow the publication on Facebook  or Twitter.

 

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