Jul 29 14

3rd Annual Art N Ink Festival in Las Vegas

by Connie Shearer

Over 7,000 people were in attendance at 2013’s Art N Ink three day festival hosted by South Point Hotel and Casino. On the Edge Promotions, CBS Radio and South Point Hotel have spent over $100,000 on marketing for this event so just imagine how over the top extreme some of the activities will be for the 2014 festival.

The kick-off starts Friday August 8th from 3:00 until 11:00 pm with a tattoo expo and judging. The expo is a three day event so the fun lasts all weekend until Sunday the 10 in the evening. There will be over a 100 artists and vendors on hand.

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From 5:00 pm until 11:00 pm you can enjoy watching over 30 artists and models compete in the, Body Paint Throw Down, event happening each day of the three day festival, for cash and prizes. Patrons will able to cast their votes for favorite theme and style used on the masterpieces created on the live models.

Art N Ink Festival Vegas 2014The first annual Burlesque competition to be the 1st Miss Art ‘N’ Ink Burlesque Queen will be held over 2 of the 3 days, Friday and Saturday so make sure to come out and check out your favorite contestants as they compete in their eye catching ensembles.

I should have put this in earlier but I was saving a little, holding out, for the avid reader who really wanted the goods. For the, 21 and over in age, beer lovers out there from 5pm til 9 pm you can get 4, 4oz complimentary tastings as part of their admission with choices from over 15 brewers, and 40 craft brews, but this event ONLY happens FRIDAY from 5-9 pm. DO NOT MISS IT.

Riders will be performing Freestyle Motocross all weekend long starting at 3pm Friday so anyone interested in watching these death defying stunts make sure to come check this out happening at the South Point Casino all weekend long.

Saturday there will be a give-away of a free show shirt to the first 500 paying attendees and numerous additional add-ons to the already awesome line-up of events going on weekend. I highly suggest checking out this art and tattoo festival it is an ever growing and popular yearly festival being held at one of the newest hotels on the strip.

I am sure if you give this festival a chance it will be one marked on your calendar every year from now on.

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Jul 29 14

Life is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas

by Connie Shearer

This October 24, 25 & 26th marks the second “Life is Beautiful Festival” for Las Vegas and it is going to be bigger and better than last years. Tickets are already selling out if you were hoping to get general admission and early bird two day specials. There are still 3 day passes and VIP passes available at a discounted price. If you’re planning on attending this awesome 3 day event you better hurry and get your tickets now.

Vegas Tickets can help make sure you and your group get the best deal in the city on Life is Beautiful Festival Tickets, so check out our discounted prices now so you don’t miss this mega-event.

Life is Beautiful Festival Vegas 2014This year’s festival features more than 70 chart-topping acts, dozens of culinary giants, last but not least are the world-renowned speakers all coming together to promote love of life and reaching out to everyone through food, song and talk to show how beautiful life can be if we all come together with a common goal.

This is an all-day event usually starting around 10 am and going until midnight. My recommendation is to pack a small backpack with extra water, chap-stick, sun-screen, some small hand towels and snacks just to make your day easier.   Getting back and forth to your hotel for items will not be as easy as you may think. The festival is held in the revitalized downtown area near Fremont Street.

2014 Headliners are:

Kanye West, Foo Fighters, Outkast, Artic Monkeys, Skrillex, The Flaming Lips.

New acts are still being added to the line-up.

2014 Life is Beautiful Celebrity Chefs in attendance will be:

Giada De Laurentiis, Scott Conant, Bruce & Eric Bromberg, Jos`e Andr`es, Hubert Keller, Jonathon Waxman, Cat Cora, Marc Forgione, Nancy Silverton, Spike Mendolsohn, Duff Goldman, Rick Moonen, Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Jet Tila, Donald Link, Kim Canteenwalla, Shawn McClain, Sam Marvin, Mike Minor.

Plus a special performance from, “The Beatles Love” by Circue Du Soleil with members of Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jul 28 14

Jerry Seinfeld at the Colosseum in Vegas

by Connie Shearer

Caesars Palace the Colosseum two days September 5th and 6th get your tickets now at vegastickets.com. Jerry Seinfeld is bringing his observational humor back to Vegas so ladies grab a jacket, you know how cold those venues are this time of year, and bring the whole family out for a night of side-splitting laughs.

Seinfeld has been doing stand-up since the day after his college graduation with an amateur try-out night at New York’s Catch a Rising star comedy club. And went on to do what many wish for and few stand-up comics achieve and that is their own TV series. How many of us loved the show about nothing? I have seen almost every single episode of Jerry Seinfeld Tickets Vegas“Seinfeld” and the “Soup Nazi” has to be among my top favorites. I still quote the, “No soup for you” line any chance I get.

Thankfully for us hardcore fans Jerry returned to stand-up instead of pursuing a film career. He has made many special guest appearances on shows like, SNL, 30 Rock and not only did he co-write and co-produce the movie, “Bee Movie” he lent his voice to the lead character, Barry B. Benson.

In 2012, Seinfeld launched a web series, “Comedians in Cars getting Coffee”. Alec Baldwin, Sarah Silverman and David Letterman are some of the featured comedians.

You are not going to regret one thing about coming out for this show. Every seat in the house I have been told is amazing. The show that Seinfeld puts on is not only hilarious but a show you can take the entire family too and know every single person is going to have the time of their life. How often does that kind of an evening come along? Hurry and get your Jerry Seinfeld Tickets now!

Jul 26 14

The iHeartRadio Lineup Has Been Announced!

by Katie Miller

Don’t miss your opportunity to see these headliners in person when they take the stage at the MGM Grand on September 19th and 20th.

On the first day we will see the pop country cutie Taylor Swift, British rock band Coldplay, fierce rapper Nicki Minaj, electro house singer Steve Aoki, the country/folk musicians Zac Brown Band, 90’s heart throb Usher, heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, English rock band Bastille, Disney singer Ariana Grande, as well as the up and coming band, Before You Exit.

Then, on Saturday prepare yourselves for the British teen sensations One Direction, sexy rapper Iggy Azalea, rapper Lil Jon, the rock bands Train, Paramore, The Pretty Reckless, and Neon Trees, Scottish DJ and singer-songwriter Calvin Harris, country singer Eric Church, New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde, English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, country star Kacey Musgraves, actor/comedian Childish Gambino AKA Donald Glover from the hit show “Community”, the reggae fusion band MAGIC!, and musical duo Nico & Vinz.

Don’t miss the chance to see your favorites live and on stage, reserve your iHeart Radio Tickets now!

 

iHeartRadio Music Festival
MGM Grand (various locations)
September 19th and 20th

Jul 25 14

Diana Ross’ 5 Decade Long Career

by Connie Shearer

Legendary diva Diana Ross is celebrating her five decade-long career by bringing her “In the name of Love” tour to the Colloseum at Caesars Palace for one night only, Friday September 19, 7:30p.m.  She will be performing her greatest hits in a spectacular live show featuring stunning costumes and amazing stage designs.

Ross has had a profound influence on American pop culture.  She has not only sold more than 100 million records world-wide when her releases as a Supreme and solo artists are tallied.  She has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, she in an Academy Award winning actress, a Tony and Golden Globe winner, a best-selling author, winner of eight Diana Ross Vegas 2014American Music Awards, and a recipient of the Kennedy Centers honors. She also has been declared the most successful female music artist in the history, by “Guinness Book of World Records” in 1993.   Ross became the recipient of Recording Academy’s highest award the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

Ross’ “In the name of Love” tour should be on the top of your to see list.  This legendary diva is in her seventh decade of life and well into her fifth decade of performing and SHE IS STILL rocking Vegas.  Do you really want to be among the group of people who will say. No, I thought I would catch her next time around? Stars like Diana Ross are why Las Vegas was built.  Because no other city is large enough to hold their presence and make them feel at home.

Las Vegas welcomes Diana and we hope you take our advice and get your Diana Ross Vegas Tickets now and go make a forever memory.

Jul 24 14

The 2014 Wine Amplified Festival Has Stepped it Up!

by Katie Miller

Don’t miss one of the most highly anticipated events of the year: The 2014 Wine Amplified Festival hosted by Rock ‘n Roll Wine and MGM Resorts International!

For the ninth year in a row, rock out to some of the biggest bands in the word while tasting and even creating your own wine, beer and mixed drinks!  The expanded lineup includes headlining bands Train and Blink 182 as well as Violent Wine Amplified Festival Vegas 2014Femmes, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Better Than Ezra, Magic!, of Verona, The Mowgli’s, and Mystic Roots Band.  In addition to a live concert, this event features over 150 wines from 60+ wineries, craft beer garden, barrel tasting and blending cave, a hidden speakeasy, grape stomping, libation lounge, a wide-variety of food truck options and much more.

Due to the expanded popularity of this event, the location has been moved to the MGM Festival lot; make sure to reserve your wristband today and see what all the excitement is about!

 

The 2014 Wine Amplified Festival

“The Lot” 3901 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
October 10th-11th
21+ Event

Jul 23 14

The Bunkhouse Saloon Has Announced Their First Show!

by Katie Miller

The Bunkhouse is back!!  Don’t miss their re-opening night on August 25th with the guitar-heavy indie rockers Built to Spill!

After closing last summer for renovations, the venue has announced their first few shows.  On September 15 the iconic and one of a kind 90’s band The Breeders will be performing and perhaps they will play their hit song Cannonball!  Next Bunkhouse Saloon Vegas reopeningon the roster is R&B-influenced singer Allen Stone on September 27, followed by former Husker Du/Sugar front man Bob Mould on September 30, and electro hip-hop DJ-producer RJD2 on November 21.

The western style neighborhood dive bar originally opened in 1953 and grew to become a great place for emerging indie rock bands and smaller touring national acts to get noticed.  Since the overhaul, the saloon now has a brand new ceiling and exterior wall, as well as an extended the length of the building accommodating a new kitchen, new stage and a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound System!

Be sure to catch your favorite bands as they perform in the revamped venue you have grown to know and love!

 

The Bunkhouse Saloon

124 S. 11th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Reopening Aug. 25, 2014
Open Sunday – Thursday from 5 p.m. – midnight and Friday – Saturday from 5 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Jul 22 14

28th Annual AFAN Black & White Party

by Connie Shearer

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel will again play host to the Black & White Party a major social event to benefit AFAN (Aid for Aids of Nevada) which was founded in 1984.  Over the years AFAN has created many different programs to benefit adults and children affected with or by HIV/AIDS. Including but not limited to, groups for support, food vouchers, utility/rent asst., bus passes for medical care. Hence, providing a way for people who have to live with HIV to connect and have a sense of support, love, respect and way to help many reclaim their sense of self-esteem and self-worth.

black-and-whiteTickets are now on sale at afanlv.org.  The event date is August 23 9pm-1am. $40.00 for general admission, $125.00 for VIP with early entry at 8pm. Black and White attire is required.

What many do not know is that the Black and White party started out as a backyard gathering in 1986, to collect can goods for people affected by HIV, has now grown into one of Las Vegas’ most anticipated social events of the year with over 3,500 in attendance last year raising more than $130,000.  It is one of the most lavish celebrations with exciting entertainment, gourmet foods and beverage. Some of the most eye-catching fashion and costumes you will ever see.

Penn & Teller, Walgreens, Jetflix, CBS Radio, Wendoe Media, Findley Cadillac & Findley Honda Henderson are the presenting sponsors again this year.  Entertainment, Food & Beverage sponsors and a roster of official weekend events as well as the Right to Wear Red nominees will be posted at a later date.

Guests must be 21 years of age to attend for more info visit: Afanlv.org

Jul 21 14

The 5th Annual DJ Conference Will be Held in Vegas this Year!

by Katie Miller

The American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA) has announced their annual educational conference will be located in Las Vegas.  This is the ultimate gathering for digital DJs using computers or digital media players as playback devices and brings the best of the digital DJ experts to Las Vegas.

5 DJ Conference Vegas 2014The exhibit hall will feature more than seventy companies showcasing the latest gear and newest advancements the DJ industry is currently offering.  The conference will run 3 simultaneous sessions at a time including over thirty five seminars and two dozen advanced workshops covering all topics from performance, business, multi system operations, technology and turntablism.

Like the exhibit hall, with a conference pass, the networking events such as the sponsored pool party and the nights out at the Marquee and LAVO are free to attend.  The American DJ Family of companies will be hosting “Cool by the Pool”, a pool party and reception on the 3rd floor pool deck of the LVH at 5pm on Tuesday, September 9th. The pool will be warm and there will be free drink tickets on a first come first served basis for the first 250 pass holders.  Later that night, Marquee at the Cosmopolitian is holding a special where pass holders not only get in free but go through the VIP entrance and get an open bar from 10-11pm!  The next night you will be able to dine on affordably priced fine Italian food and have VIP all access to the Boutique LAVO Nightclub with no cover and an open bar for the first hour from 11pm.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn more about the DJ industry while having a blast living the VIP life in Las Vegas! This is a Vegas Event you don’t want to miss.

The Las Vegas DJ Show at the Convention Center
2014 The Las Vegas DJ Show
September 7-10, beginning at 4:00pm

Jul 18 14

Kiss Announces Vegas Residency

by Katie Miller

After much speculation, Kiss has announced their plans for a 9 date residency at the Hard Rock Hotel from November 5th-23rd. Currently on tour with Def Leppard, the American rock band promises a phenomenal show, “whatever you’re used to with Kiss, this will pump it up that much more,” guitarist Paul Stanley told USA Today, “If Kiss is on steroids, this is a double dose.”

Kiss Residency Vegas 2014Known for their elaborate face paint and flashy stage outfits, the group became popular in the mid to late 1970s; their extravagant live performances included fire breathing, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, blood spitting, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnics. Kiss has been awarded 28 gold albums and is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time as their worldwide sales exceed 100 million records.

In Vegas, their residency stint will completely take over the Hard Rock Hotel for the month of November, “from the performances onstage to wrapping the hotel with Kiss stuff to having team members wearing Kiss shirts,” according to their vice president Chas Smith. The venue had been trying to book the rock band for over a year, which is good news for fans as this will be one legendary show not to miss!

VegasTickets has KISS Vegas Concert Tickets for the following dates (all at The Joint at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. beginning at 8pm):

Wednesday, Nov. 5
Friday, Nov. 7
Saturday, Nov. 8
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Friday, Nov. 14
Saturday, Nov. 15
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Saturday, Nov. 22
Sunday, Nov. 23