A Weekend of Poker and Music at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Greg Odom (Trailblazers), Richard Jefferson (San Antonio Spurs), Chase Budinger (Houston Rockets), Hasheem Thabeet (Houston Rockets), Jason Terry (Dallas Mavericks) and Damon Jones (formerly of the New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat and others).
Once again, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas set the stage for an amazing mash-up of music and entertainment events with a diverse weekend featuring celebrity poker and exhilarating music (Pictured above: Greg Odom (Trailblazers), Richard Jefferson (San Antonio Spurs), Chase Budinger (Houston Rockets), Hasheem Thabeet (Houston Rockets), Jason Terry (Dallas Mavericks) and Damon Jones (formerly of the New Jersey Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat) – Photo credit: Tom Donoghue / donoghuephotography.com).

Bright Eyes
Bright Eyes

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On Saturday, Sept. 24, a myriad of professional athletes joined forces for a high-stakes poker tournament. Jason Terry, Richard Jefferson, Greg Odom, Chase Budinger, Hasheem Thabeet and Damon Jones were among the many who participated in this weekend’s star-studded event at Queue Bar.

Bright Eyes
Bright Eyes

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The eclectic 2011 concert lineup continued at The Boulevard Pool on Friday night with renowned co-headliners TV On The Radio and Arctic Monkeys, two bands known for their poetic lyrics and vivacious live performances. The main acts were opened by the equally as captivating Smith Westerns, an indie-rock band hailing from Chicago, Ill.

TV On The Radio
TV On The Radio

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Then on Saturday, guests gathered to see cult favorite American band Bright Eyes rock the center-Strip outdoor stage. Bright Eyes appeared with special guests Kurt Vile and The Violators and Warpaint, two acts whose experimental sounds perfectly reverberated into the headliner’s set.