Sep 14 14

Frozen Fury 16 Comes to Las Vegas

by Connie Shearer

Frozen Fury: Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche

Saturday, October 4th, the Kings will “host” the Colorado Avalanche at 7pm at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Frozen Fury is an annual pre-season ice hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche of the NHL, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Paradise, NV, first played in 1997.

The first game to be played in Las Vegas was also the first outdoor game in the leagues history: 14,000 fans came to a rink set up outside Caesars Palace to see the Kings defeat the New York Rangers 5-2 in 1991.

Frozen Fury 16 VegasThis game served as a predecessor to both the Frozen Fury series (which was played indoors) and the NHL Winter Classic, the annual game held on New Year’s Day that began in 2008.

Right now the records are:

G W L WIN%

Los Angeles Kings   17 11 6    .647 win %

Colorado Avalanche 14 6 8  .429 win %

Phoenix Coyotes         1 0   1    .000

San Jose Sharks         1 0   1     .000

New York Rangers     1   0   1     .000

So it would appear that Colorado needs to play some catch up, but lets not forget they were absent for 3 games so do not let the numbers fool you this is anyone’s game. The LA Kings are quite the team to have to have a rivalry with though. So even if the numbers are a bit off there is still a lot of reason to think the Kings will once again walk away victorious. Here is to wishing both teams the best of luck!

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Sep 11 14

One Direction is at the MGM September 20

by Connie Shearer

They are proof positive that collaboration across the realm of television and internet are the new tool in finding future stars, 2 years ago they did not know one another yet they are able to say that in these last two years they have accomplished this (getting a show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena) with people who should be complete strangers if not for television.

One Direction Las Vegas 2014The show X-factor to be exact brought Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – together they are One Direction. Apart they are amazing musicians who were bound for fame one way or another but to put them together was musical genius – in many people’s opinion. We have X Factor UK the television show to thank for it, the millions of loyal fans & some great songs did not hurt their popularity.

One Direction just witnessed their debut album go to number 1 in 15 countries around the world. They have become quite the must have item. Vegas is next in line for One Direction to come take by storm and let us be the first to say we cannot wait to see what kind of performance these guys have in store for us. Being dubbed the way of the future while coming to work a city built on the past has to be quite the burden but I am sure their strong young shoulders can handle whatever Vegas has to throw at them.

They seem to have cleaned up their act a bit – no pun intended- they really have cleaned up a bit. So here to hoping for success as one of the biggest shows in Vegas in 2014.

Sep 10 14

Zombie Walk ‘n’ Roll for AIDS Free Generation in Vegas

by Connie Shearer

Las Vegas is host city to a glow run a santa run a night run so why the heck not Zombie’s walking? There will be foods, arts, crafts, live entertainment, and contests at this year’s event that will be held in the revitalized Downtown area of Las Vegas. This year the festival will begin at 401 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89101 which is home to the Gay & Lesbian Community of Southern Nevada who are working with Action Red on this project.

Zombie Walk ‘n’ Roll for AIDS Free GenerationThis event is sponsored entirely by funds from corporate sponsors, and with revenue from MOJO Condom Keychain sales. Who do these funds benefit? Local individuals who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in our local community. Funds raised at these events will be used not only for providing job opportunity and income resources to the local artists but also activate programs that will promote awareness and try to help end not only the stigma against HIV/AIDS but if we all work together there is always HOPE that we can end this virus in our generation.

A portion of the GOMOJO proceeds are used within the downtown Las Vegas local community to support local business and an ever growing community. The expenses advertising, equipment rental, and printing costs to make a safe, well-attended festival for patrons and sponsors will be paid from proceeds from the sales of MOJO CONDOM KEYCHAINS. The entire event is staffed by volunteers. So come out and help us help the community. Let’s go do the zombie walk and raise some money to help our local community.

Sep 9 14

Pepe Aguilar is Coming to the Palms in Las Vegas!

by Katie Miller

Don’t miss your chance to see the ranchera, mariachi and pop singer Pepe Aguilar at the Palms on September 12th! The Mexican- American sensation has sold more than 12 million albums over the course of his career and has also won four Grammy Awards and four Latin Grammy Awards. Aguilar released his first album Pepe Aguilar Con Tambora in 1991 and has since released more than a dozen, including “Por Mujeres Como Tu,” “Por Una Mujer Bonita,” “Y Tenerte Otra Vez,” “Historias de Mi Tierra,” “100% Mexicano,” and most recently “Lastima Que Sean Ajenas.” Some of his more well-known songs include, “Algo de Mi,” “Esa Mujer,” “Estas Fallando” (featuring Joan Sebastian), “Me Vas a Extranar” and “Que Sepan Todos”.

Pepe Aguilar VegasAlthough Aguilar has a huge following in Southern California, he is also touring all over the United States and is particularly excited for his return to Las Vegas, “It is a tremendous pleasure for me to return to Sin City,” he said, “I have not been there for some time now but I can assure you, it will be worth the wait. The show is going to be great and it will be good to see you there.” Fans are just as eager to have him back as his concerts are known to be “fantastic” and a “great experience”; one fan said, “The live mariachi music was unforgettable and Pepe Aguilar’s voice was great! (The show is) entertaining whether you are (a) Spanish speaker or English only!”

Take the advice hundreds of excellent reviewers and reserve your Pepe Augilar tickets now!

 

Pepe Aguilar
Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas
September 12th at 8:00 PM

Sep 8 14

Rod Stewart Extends His Las Vegas Residency

by Katie Miller

Rod Stewart has extended his two year residency at Caesar’s Palace! Don’t miss the rock star’s last shows of Rod Stewart: The Hits, as these performances are sure to wow even his most experienced concert goers! Backed by a 13-piece band, classics such as, “Maggie May,” “You Wear it Well,” “Hot Legs,” “You’re in My Heart,” “Tonight’s The Night” and “Some Guys Have All the Fun” will be featured, along with some of his newer tracks. Be prepared to see the living legend up close and personal as he frequently runs through the stadium! The Celtic Football Club fan is also known to kick soccer balls far into the audience and even if you aren’t one of the lucky ones to catch a ball, fans are sure to be brought back in time with plenty of vintage photographs and video footage of the star.

Rod Stewart VegasThe British rock singer-songwriter was born and raised in London and through his distinctive raspy singing voice, became one of the best-selling music artists of all time having sold over 100 million records worldwide. The vocalist rose to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s with The Jeff Beck Group and then in joining the English rock band, Faces. In 1964, he signed a solo contract, releasing his first single, “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl”, while simultaneously maintaining his participation with Faces. In 1994 Stewart was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, in 2012 as a member of Faces, and in 2006 with the UK Music Hall of Fame.

Come see why fans are still clawing their way to ticket booths and saying “he’s still got it!” One review insists, “Rod Stewart is a fantastic showman. He performed all of his hits and was quite entertaining as well. It was clear that his attitude was “I’m here to put on a show for YOU” and he did. So many entertainers have the opposite attitude i.e. “You are here to watch ME”. Rod was funny, entertaining, and hires smoking hot girls to be in his band. Amazing talent and beauty”. Be sure to grab your Rod Stewart tickets in Las Vegas now!

Sep 7 14

Trent Carlini is The Dream King in Las Vegas

by Katie Miller

Carlini’s beautiful and talented wife, Ashley Belle, co-stars in the show representing the leading ladies that have performed alongside Presley, during his career on screen. The pair has a natural chemistry on stage and an obvious mutual respect for each other, “She has an entire story to tell,” Carlini has said of Belle, “… She can tell a story with just one look.” Belle opens the show with a solo dance to the modern country hit “Cry Like Memphis,” showing the audience that Carlini is not actually Elvis and doesn’t claim to be, rather he is a tribute to honor a beloved musician and his work, “The closest I get to Elvis is when I’m singing,” he said, “The only way to feel that is to humanly feel the emotions [Elvis] would have felt.” Performing since the age of 10, the lifelong Elvis fan knows the material inside and out, making for a smooth-as-silk performance every single night, so be sure to reserve “The King” with Trent Carlini tickets in Las Vegas!

Trent Carlini Elvis VegasThe set is simple and the costumes are sensational. They both change outfits every two or three songs; Carlini wears the compulsory gold blazer for the show’s opener, “Blue Suede Shoes,” adding a guitar with a flowered pick guard for “Shake, Rattle and Roll”! For his homage to the 1961 film “Blue Hawaii”, the artist dons a Hawaiian shirt and lei, while dressing in all leather for “Hound Dog” and “All Shook Up.” Of course, no Elvis show would be complete without the classic white suit, which is worn for the “If I Can Dream” performance, finishing off the show in a bedazzled sky blue jumpsuit and a wide, shiny white belt! See why one TravelAdvisor review raves, “Trent makes the king proud. His strong voice, Elvis cloned moves and costumes take you back in time. His passion to perform coupled with wit makes for great entertainment. Ladies sitting in the front row get to kiss the king and share a sweaty scarf. Long live the king.”

“The King” is a must-see for both die hard Elvis fans and visitors who simply want to enjoy the classic Las Vegas experience!

Sep 6 14

The Original Margarita Festival is at the Cosmopolitan!

by Katie Miller

In honor of Mexican Independence Day, The Cosmopolitan will be hosting the inaugural “Original Margarita Festival” at The Boulevard Pool. Enjoy unlimited samples of signature Margarita recipes from Las Vegas’ most renowned mixologists from award-winning venues in the city including Vesper Bar, Velveteen Rabbit, Herbs and Rye, and more. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite margarita creation helping judges, local Las Vegas experts and influencers, to determine the top three finalists who will compete for the top prize: a trip to Tequila, Mexico. Margarita Festival Vegas 2014However, this is no ordinary contest; the challenge is to come up with the most tasty margarita concoction from a list of secret ingredients that must be incorporated into the beverages. Guests will also be able to sample Mexican inspired culinary creations in addition to experiencing live music by roaming mariachi bands. Not only will you have a fun night but this is all for a good cause as a portion of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the Las Vegas chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas won’t be stopping here; in addition to the Margarita Festival, the venue will be providing entertainment such as mariachis and folkloric dancers throughout the weekend. To conclude the celebration, The Cosmopolitan will ring in the official “Grito Mexicano” -a cry of patriotism – with a ceremonial ringing of the bell at midnight on Monday, Sept. 15, on stage at The Chandelier.

Be sure not to miss what is bound to be an incredibly festive and entertaining weekend at the Cosmopolitan!

 

Margarita Festival
September 15, 2014
7:00 – 11:00pm
Cosmopolitan at The Boulevard Pool

Sep 5 14

The Black Keys Are Coming Back To Vegas!

by Katie Miller

Come celebrate the launch of The Black Keys’ current album and first number one record, “Turn Blue”! The duo has hit the road and will be making their way to Las Vegas with chart topping English musician Jake Bugg on November 8th at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Last time The Black Keys were in Vegas, they hit town on the last night of 2012, playing a sold-out two-night stand at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel to kick off the New Year.

Black Keys Vegas 2014The group’s big break came in 2010 with Brothers along with its popular single “Tighten Up”, winning three Grammy Awards. Their follow-up album El Camino in 2011 its hit single “Lonely Boy” won three Grammy Awards, peaking at number two on the Billboard 200 chart. Soon after, the band celebrated with their first concert tour of their career, the El Camino Tour. Just this year the bluesy rockers released their eighth album, Turn Blue, which is their first number-one record in the US and Australia.

Come see why their concerts are always receiving awesome reviews like this one: “The black keys ROCKED IT OUT FRIDAY NIGHT!!!! It was the BEST concert I have ever been too!!!!” and this, “High energy show with awesome tunes! The Black Keys do not disappoint!”

 

The Black Keys
November 8
The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Sep 4 14

2014 Downtown Brew Festival in Las Vegas

by Katie Miller

Join us on September 20th for an event that truly celebrates the beer, food and music that comes out of the Las Vegas community. Enjoy unlimited samples from a selection of over 150 craft beers from 16 local breweries and 64 guest breweries, a full evening of live music entertainment, and delicious food served fresh by local celebrity chefs, food trucks, and restaurants. This year you will hear live music from 3 different up and coming bands and artists; in no particular order you will see Indie band, A Crowd of Small Adventures, described as Postal Service-meets-Queen rock; contemporary rock singer Josh Royse; and Guitarist, violinist and singer Daniel Park.

2014 Downtown Brew Festival in Las VegasOne review from last year’s festival raved, “This was by far the most well put together beer festival I have ever been to! We had VIP tickets as well – the food was an incredible spread that lasted for almost the entire time by Todd English P.U.B….it was fantastic! Oysters, lobster, prime rib – it was amazing! And TONS of giveaways in the VIP tent too… t-shirts, hats, magnetic dart boards, and clean bathrooms! Over 175 beers total I counted and most of them were great! It was busy but never felt too crowded. We’ll definitely be returning!”

Founded in 2009, Motley Brews was created for beer fans and breweries alike to share their passion for fine brews. Our beer-centric festivals and events are designed to bring a local flavor to thousands of Las Vegans who thirst for good times and great beer. We are firm believers in giving back to the local community and that’s why each of our festivals always benefits deserving and local non-profit organizations.

 

2014 Downtown Brew Festival
Saturday, Sep 20 6:00p to 10:00p
Clark County Amphitheater Las Vegas, NV

Sep 3 14

Tickets for Rock in Rio Las Vegas go on Sale September 26

by Katie Miller

Organizers for the original Rock in Rio in Brazil are now starting a new tradition; they have expanded to Spain and Portugal but next on their list of cities to conquer is none other than Las Vegas! Don’t miss the first annual Rock in Rio USA festival; the event is sure to be a huge success as the coordinators are set to prove their already sterling reputation for the United States as one of the most unforgettable experiences of a lifetime! Headliners for last year’s Rock In Rio Las Vegas 2015event in Brazil included Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Metallica and Bruce Springsteen; the 600,000 tickets sold out in just four hours. If those were the performers for just another Rock in Rio, then you KNOW the first ever Las Vegas show will be unbelievable! However, you will just have to trust in the carnival gods because not one single artist will be announced in advance but considering last year’s line-up, this is bound to be one memorable weekend!

This year they are expecting more than 300,000 people at the Las Vegas event; where would they even be able to house that many people, you ask? Well, a group including the MGM Resorts Company and show producer Cirque du Soleil has just announced plans to build a 33-acre open-air music venue between the Circus Circus resort and Sahara Avenue called the “City of Rock.”

Don’t miss this one in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the inaugural Rock in Rio festival in Las Vegas! Reserve your weekend passes now!

 

Rock in Rio USA
May 8-9 and May 15-16
Between Circus Circus Resort and Sahara Avenue