Everyone is invited to join the “happiest mayor in the universe,” Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, and Mayor Pro Tem Gary Reese as they prepare to leave office the only way they know how — with a huge public celebration at Fremont Street Experience.
The free celebration is open to the public beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, at the 1st Street Stage. The party will include music from Louis Prima Jr., a toast by the mayor and mayor pro tem and a special show on the world famous Fremont Street Experience Viva Vision canopy at 8:58 p.m.
“I’m personally inviting Las Vegas to join me and the mayor pro tem as we celebrate this great city that has been so good to us during our time in office and our lives here in fabulous Las Vegas,” Mayor Oscar B. Goodman said.
The mayor and mayor pro tem are scheduled to toast Las Vegas at 8:45 p.m. at the 1st Street Stage.
Mayor Goodman has represented the city of Las Vegas since 1999, serving three terms as mayor. In that time he has become synonymous with the fun and excitement of Las Vegas as he travels the world with showgirls on his arms.
Mayor Pro Tem Reese has been a city councilman since 1995 and has served four terms representing the people of the city and Ward 3.
Both Mayor Goodman and Mayor Pro Tem Reese were prohibited from seeking reelection due to term limits. Their last day at City Hall will be July 6, when they swear the new elected officials into office.
The Downtown Cocktail Room will also keep the party going with an after party. Those who say they are there for the Mayor’s After Party will get special discount drinks. The Downtown Cocktail Room is located at 111 Las Vegas Blvd. South. In addition to the performance by Prima Jr., the party will continue with music at the 3rd Street Stage at 9:10 p.m. with “The Nancy Rayguns,” and the Main Street Stage with “The Reflex.”
- 7 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. Louis Prima Jr. Entertainment on 1st Street Stage
- 8:43 p.m Mayor Goodman and Mayor Pro Tem Reese Viva Vision Light Show
- 8:45 p.m. Farewell Toast
- 8:47 p.m. Mayor to address the crowd. Reese to address the crowd.
- 8:53 p.m. Louis Prima Jr. “When the Saints Go Marching In”
- 8:57 p.m. Party Continues on 3rd Street Stage and Main Street Stage
- 8:58 p.m. Viva Vision – “Thanks for the Memories”
- 9 p.m. FSE Light and Sound Show – Doors Strange Day in Vegas
About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex located in historic downtown Las Vegas. Fremont Street Experience features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen which is 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue which includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on two stages. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.