Opportunity Village, will bring GRAMMY award-winner Sheryl Crow to
Downtown Las Vegas on Friday, April 4 for a benefit at the new
Container Park, located at 727 Fremont St.
Opening acts will be Las Vegas’ Sabriel and rising country star Charlie Worsham.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Less than 1,000 tickets will be sold to this
event, with general admission at $39, plus any service fees, and VIP
tickets for $79, including guaranteed seating and valet parking.
Tickets are on sale now. To purchase tickets, visit
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Cowboy Up During Country Music Weekend April 4-6 at Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience invites country music fans to cowboy up
during Country Music Weekend taking place Friday, April 4 through
Sunday, April 6.
Fremont Street Experience’s three stages will feature Nashville
headliners LoCash Cowboys, a country music duo that is currently
taking the U.S. by storm, along with some of the best local Las Vegas
country music talent.
Country music fans will have two opportunities to see the LoCash
Cowboys during free performances on Friday, April 4 and Saturday,
April 5 from 9:10-10:40 p.m. on Fremont Street Experience’s 1st Street
Stage next to Binion’s and Golden Nugget. Las Vegas favorites
Fairchild, Rowdy Cowboys and Sam Riddle will round out the three-day
lineup. Country Music Weekend is sponsored by Crown Royal.
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4th Annual Las Vegas Jazz Invitational returns March 28 – 29
Schools from across the country are invited to learn and perform with
The 4th Annual Las Vegas Jazz Invitational will take place at the Las
Vegas Academy of the Arts from 9:30 a.m. — 8:30 p.m. on March 28 — 29.
Performances will take place in the Lowden and PAC theaters on Clark
Avenue and 9th Street. Join some of the finest jazz musicians,
students and educators in the United States!
Las Vegas Jazz Invitational will feature the incomparable Jeff
Hamilton Trio, as well as performances and workshops from Christoph
Luty, Tamir Hendelman, Corey Christiansen, Jeff Tower, Stanton Moore,
Peter Epstein, Pepe Jimenez and Nate Kimball. With the purchase of a
$20 festival pass, attendees will have access to attending 29
performances, three master class clinics and all concerts by
professional jazz musicians.
For more information, go to www.lasvegasjazzfestival.org.
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Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban headline two-day 2nd Annual ACM Party
for a Cause Festival at the Linq in Las Vegas
The 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival is a two-day outdoor
music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday,
April 4 and Saturday, April 5, respectively.
The festival will be the first-ever special event held at The LINQ,
Caesars Entertainment’s new open-air shopping, dining and
entertainment district at the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip, and
will transform into a country music fan’s paradise featuring multiple
stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games,
a country marketplace, and more to be announced.
The event is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country leading up to the
49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00
PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
Friday’s “Outnumber Hunger Live!” concert series will benefit
Outnumber Hunger, an initiative from General Mills, Big Machine Label
Group and Feeding America that helps fight hunger in local
To date, Outnumber Hunger has helped secure more than 25 million meals
for Feeding America’s network of local food banks. Scheduled to appear
on the Main Stage is headliner Rascal Flatts, along with performers
Danielle Bradbery, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett, Florida
Georgia Line, and The Cadillac Three. Plus Will Hoge, Chase Rice and
Charlie Worsham will perform on the Party Stage.
Saturday’s line-up will be presented by ACM Lifting Lives and will
benefit several military philanthropies including Folds of Honor
Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, Team
Rubicon, and Nellis AFB Force Support Squadron. The evening’s
headliner will be Keith Urban and includes scheduled performances by
Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Jerrod
Niemann, Chris Young, Love and Theft, and Parmalee. Plus Joel Crouse,
Jon Pardi, Leah Turner, Austin Webb, Dan + Shay, and Max Impact, the
premier rock band of the United States Air Force, will perform on the
Following the Main Stage performances on Saturday, April 5th, the
festivities will continue with ACM After Hours with Jerrod Niemann &
Friends on the Party Stage featuring performances by Tyler Farr,
Jerrod Niemann, American Young, Natalie Stovall and The Drive, The
Swon Brothers, and more.
TICKETS: Two-day ticket passes for the ACM Party for a Cause Festival
are available for $65 at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information,
visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter
at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.
Schedule/hours for ACM Party for a Cause Festival are Friday, April 4,
2014 from 4:00pm — 12:00am and Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 12:00pm —
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PAWN SHOP LIVE! opens shop at the Riviera Hotel & Casino April 21
The producer of the Broadway-style comedy PAWN SHOP LIVE!, a parody of
the story behind HISTORY’s reality smash hit “Pawn Stars,” announced
today the show will be moving to the Starlite Theatre inside the
Riviera Hotel & Casino on April 21.
“We are thrilled that the show is making a move to the Strip,” said
Rick Harrison. “It is close to the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop and I think
the Riviera will be a perfect home for the show.”
Created by Emmy award-winning producer Derek Stonebarger, the
production is based on the story of the world’s most famous and
beloved pawn shop, Gold & Silver Pawn. PAWN SHOP LIVE! includes story
contributions from Rick Harrison and the Harrison family. The
break-out stars of the TV show have fully endorsed the production,
which will run seven days a week at 4:30 p.m. at the Starlite Theatre.
“It’s a dream come true having PAWN SHOP LIVE! running on the Strip,”
added Derek Stonebarger. “I can hardly believe how quickly the show
has moved to Las Vegas Blvd. The Riviera is a perfect fit!”
PAWN SHOP LIVE! features seven live actors and dancers, as well as a
puppet, celebrity guests and surprises as even the real “Pawn Stars”
will appear on stage as often as their filming schedule permits. The
on-stage characters are lampooned versions of Rick Harrison, Austin
“Chumlee” Russell, Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison and Richard “The Old Man”
Harrison — better known as Slick, Chump, Lil Boss and Old Fart.
Stonebarger developed the concept of the show while starring in Oscar:
A Good Man, a play he created about former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar
Goodman. Stonebarger is an award-winning filmmaker and Emmy
award-winning television producer.
PAWN SHOP LIVE! is directed and co-written by Troy Heard, one of the
top theater directors in Las Vegas, a multi-year winner of Director of
the Year, the recipient of the Gregory Hines Memorial Fellowship and a
member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
ABOUT PAWN SHOP LIVE!
A Broadway-style parody and multimedia experience, PAWN SHOP LIVE!, is
a comedic nod to the story behind HISTORY’s reality smash hit “Pawn
Stars.” Created by Las Vegas producer Derek Stonebarger and co-written
and directed by Troy Heard, PAWN SHOP LIVE! is fully endorsed by the
“Pawn Stars.” The show lampoons the lives of Rick Harrison, Corey
Harrison, Richard “The Old Man” Harrison and Austin “Chumlee” Russell
and the daily musings inside Gold & Silver Pawn.
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Forever Doo Wop and Forever Motown at the Riviera Hotel & Casino
The legendary musicians of America’s heyday return to the historic
Riviera Hotel & Casino on the famed Las Vegas Strip with the premieres
of Forever Doo Wop and Forever Motown. Produced by Red Mercury
Entertainment and featuring a collection of hit songs ranging from The
Temptations to Stevie Wonder to The Marvelettes, Forever Doo Wop and
Forever Motown will both premiere at the Casino Lounge inside the
Riviera Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.
Featuring an all-star, eight-person ensemble of lead singers from some
of America’s most influential musical groups such as The Coasters,
Platters, Drifters, Marvelettes and The Main Ingredient, Forever Doo
Wop takes audiences on an unforgettable journey through the exciting
history of Doo Wop music. Paying homage to one of America’s most
persuasive art forms, Forever Doo Wop is comprised of a series of
vignettes and mini-concerts, spanning all genres of Doo Wop. Cast
credits include Early Clover, Grammy Award-winning singer Jerome
Jackson, Tonja Foster and Terrence Forsythe, among others.
Directed by Broadway veteran Gary Kupper and featuring a cast of
brilliant entertainers and former members of legendary Motown musical
groups including The Jones, Main Ingredient, The Spinners and The
Marvelettes, Forever Motown offers a non-stop, high-energy trip down
memory lane. The iconic Motown sound, featuring the songs America grew
up on, will be recreated down to the slightest vocal and musical
nuance. Sing, dance and celebrate songs by such American icons as
Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Supremes, Stevie
Wonder, Lionel Richie and the rest of the renowned Motown roster.
Tickets for Forever Doo Wop and Forever Motown are $29 all-inclusive
for general admission and $49 (plus tax and applicable fees) for a VIP
package that includes premium seating. Both shows will be performed at
the Casino Lounge inside the Riviera Hotel & Casino and tickets to
each show are sold separately. Forever Doo Wop will begin at 7:00
p.m., and Forever Motown will begin at 9:00 p.m. All tickets go on
sale Friday, February 21 at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased at the
Riviera Box Office or through Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or
www.ticketmaster.com. Guests must be 18 years or older. For more
information on the shows and available packages, please visit
www.RivieraHotel.com. Find Riviera Hotel & Casino on Facebook and
follow on Twitter.
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Jason Alexander to Perform Limited Stand-Up Comedy Engagement at Harrah’s
Best known for playing the much-loved character George Costanza on
“Seinfeld,” a role which garnered him six Emmy and four Golden Globe
nominations, an American Television Award and two American Comedy
Awards, actor, director, writer and comedian Jason Alexander can now
add Las Vegas headliner to his resume. Alexander will perform his
hilarious one-man show, AN EVENING WITH JASON ALEXANDER AND HIS HAIR
at Harrah’s Las Vegas Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings for four
weeks beginning Friday, April 11.
AN EVENING WITH JASON ALEXANDER AND HIS HAIR is a hilarious comedy
variety show that features stand-up comedy, music, improvisation and
audience participation in an act that has delighted audiences from
Montreal to Melbourne.
All shows begin at 9 p.m. Tickets prices are $39.99, $59.99 and
$79.99, and a special meet and greet package is available for $125.
Additional service fees apply. Tickets are available at any Las Vegas
Caesars Entertainment Box Office, by phone at (702) 777-2782 or (855)
234-7469 or by visiting harrahslasvegas.com. For groups of 10 or more
call (866) 574-3851 or email EntertainmentGroupSales @Caesars.com.
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Jerry Fink is an entertainment columnist for the Las Vegas Tribune
newspaper and writes a weekly column. To contact Jerry Fink, email him
at jfink@ lasvegastribune.com.