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A Las Vegas summer tradition kicked off this past weekend when KC and the Sunshine Band took to the 3rd Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience in Downtown. This is the seventh consecutive year that the Fremont Street Experience has offered free concerts. This year’s theme and title of the concert series is “Rock of Vegas”. The diversity in bands showcases many different kinds of rock music from 90’s alternative rock to swing and ska to classic rock.
There is free entertainment on the Fremont Street Experience stages all the time but not all are bands you may have grown up with or heard on the radio. Here’s a look at the "Rock of Vegas" concerts at the Fremont Street Experience this summer and which stage they’ll take place.
Chances are that if you're heading to Las Vegas for Memorial Day Weekend, one of the biggest weekends of the year, then you already have your party plans lined-up. But if your current plans fall through or you just want to do some OBO-ing, here are some suggestions to check out.
It's a short list but we've got a lot on it--dirty dancing, pool parties, cowboys, bull-riding, beer, fish, Puff Daddy, and FREE CHEESEBURGERS.
We'll add more note-worthy events as we see them. Got questions? Or just some witty commentary to add? Let us know in comments below!
Events / Floyd Mayweather / Manny Pacquiao / Boxing / Lagasse's Stadium / Palazzo / Al Bernstein / Sportsbooks / Fights / → All Tags
With a career spanning more than 30 years, Bernstein will analyze the fight for fans, and will also answer some of their questions, too. Bernstein, who will be ringside Saturday, May 2 for one of the most anticipated fights in years, will go on-air with Yahoo! Sports Radio’s Ken Thomson at Lagasse's, too. Bernstein will chat with Thomson at 7:30 p.m. with the Q&A set for 8 p.m. sharp.
Events / Hard Rock Hotel / Alexis Park / Halloween / Off Strip / → All Tags
It’s a tad early to be discussing Halloween (what are we saying? It's never too early!), but this year will mark the 20th anniversary of the Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball. To celebrate, they are taking the festivities one step further by introducing the Fetish And Fantasy Lifestyle Expo.
The three-day convention (October 29-31) promises to showcase all things adult and erotic. There will be a variety of performers including fetish models and theatrical acts, and a multitude of products, clothing, and toys on display. There will also be health and sexuality experts and educators. It will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel as well as at the nearby Alexis Park hotel. Anyone open-minded (and over 18) can attend and
let their freak flag fly explore their sexuality. And, if you're already wondering what to wear, you can wear street clothes or break out the fetish or fantasy attire. Even lingerie will be acceptable.
Events / Floyd Mayweather / Manny Pacquiao / Boxing / William Hill / Gambling / Betting / Sportsbooks / Fights / → All Tags
Shortly after Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao was announced, we let you know about some of the betting options available with sportsbook operator Station Casinos. Today, we're going to look at the opening and current odds offered by William Hill. This will give a glimpse into how people have been wagering on the fight as it approaches. Here's a look at how things have changed:
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This weekend is all about Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao and the Kentucky Derby for sports fans in Las Vegas. Before we get to the fight and the big race, the NFL will begin its draft of college players into the league this Thursday, April 30.
Football is the most popular sport to bet on and the NFL draft makes for entertaining television. If there's one thing we've learned over the year, it's that sportsbooks are always open to doing something (anything) related to football. Enter the NFL Draft which isn't more than a television show without any legal US gambling (you can wager on the NFL draft online, but not in Nevada casinos.)
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There's a lot of sh*t that happens in Vegas and not all of it can make it on our site as a full report. So, every Friday, we take note of some of the smaller announcements around town that may be of interest, too. Here's the rundown for the week of April 20:
Events / Mesquite / BBQ / Eating / Off Strip / Boulder City / → All Tags
Fight weekend. If you read that with more dread than excitement (especially when combined with Derby madness and Cinco de Mayo celebrations), there are two more off-beat events set for the same weekend that will get you off the Strip. Way off the Strip. Avoid the masses due to overrun Las Vegas Boulevard by hitting the highway and motoring 80 minutes north to Mesquite or 30 minutes southeast to Boulder City.
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Friday, Hard Rock Live on The Strip will host the regional finals of its global battle of the bands, Hard Rock Rising. Hundreds of acts from around the world hope to emerge victorious at the finale set for July in Barcelona. Two previous rounds were held at the Paradise Road Hard Rock Cafe location, where 12 bands fought it out onstage to advance to the regional finals and, potentially, much more. Around the world, similar events were held in Malta, Helsinki, Johannesberg, New Delhi, and dozens of other locations, as well as every major American market.
MGM Resorts / Aria / Mandalay Bay / The Mirage / New York-New York / Luxor / Excalibur / The Strip / Floyd Mayweather / Manny Pacquiao / Boxing / Events / → All Tags
In Las Vegas, it’s sometimes difficult to differentiate between PR hype and actual demand that deserves the hype. Before tickets for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight went on sale, it was easy to think that the hype was just hype. Even with a minimum ticket price of $1,500, the fight sold out in one minute. Tickets immediately hit StubHub at a minimum of $5,000. Okay, maybe there’s real demand here. Maybe, this is more than just PR hype.
Where there’s a real sign of demand is in the closed circuit viewing parties. Previous big fights were limited to a handful of viewing locations at different MGM Resorts hotels for under $100 per person. Demand to see Mayweather vs. Pacquiao is so high, MGM Resorts is charging much more and making the fight available in more places than normal.
Sure, we've all said we're stuffed at one time or another, but try shoving 61 hot dogs down your throat in ten minutes. Now that's stuffed. Ah, yes, it's that time of year again when Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest returns to New York-New York's Brooklyn Bridge and passers-by stop to gawk while trying not to vom.
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Want to party in Vegas with Shaq? Well, not with him but at least in the same nightclub?
MyVegas is offering up just that to players who jump through a few hurdles. For each slots challenge you complete in the online social game, you will receive a certain number of stars. Each star is representative of one entry (bronze star=1 entry, silver star=2, gold=3). MyVEGAS states up to 300 entries can be earned. That is