The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will host Sunset Sessions, an event that brings together music industry professionals and exposes them to the freshest new talent as well as legendary favorites, to be held in Las Vegas for the first time, Nov. 8 – 10, 2012.
Sunset Sessions at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will mark the first time the event has ever been open to the general public. It will bring together radio station programmers from all over the country, music supervisors from film, television, ads, games and sports, major and independent record companies, artist managers, music publishers, press and booking agents and expose them to the latest musical artists.
Sunset Sessions’ Main Stage will be located at the Boulevard Pool and will feature 20 – 30 up and coming artists including The Parlotones, Susanna Hoffs, Steve Earle, Tora, Courrier, Feral Vinca, Max Gomez, Michael Fitzgerald, Cheating Daylight and more over three evenings as the sun sets over the city. A complete lineup for the Main Stage will be announced soon as well as additional performances by several well-known favorites.
Tickets to Sunset Sessions cannot be purchased. The general public can however secure tickets by making a time commitment or a monetary donation to one of several nonprofit organizations, including Communities in Schools of Nevada, Three Square and Opportunity Village, as well as The Recording Academy’s own MusiCares. Additionally, each Sunset Sessions Vegas artist will announce its own non-profit organization that will also give away tickets in exchange for donations. For details on how to secure tickets by donating, visit http://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/sunsetsessions.aspx. Fans will also have the chance to gain entry to Sunset Sessions by following The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Facebook and Twitter.
February 2012 marked Sunset Sessions’ 15th anniversary as the primary music industry convention that “gives artists a true chance to be heard” by the insiders and tastemakers that can make a real difference in their careers. Over the years, Sunset Sessions has been instrumental in launching and enhancing the careers of new artists such as Jason Mraz, Fun., Jack Johnson, The Black Keys, Ryan Adams, Eric Hutchinson, James Blunt, Five For Fighting, Pete Yorn, Colbie Caillat, The Zac Brown Band, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, AWOLNATION, John Butler Trio, Josh Kelly, Ozomatli and many more. The event has also hosted many legendary favorites such as Stevie Nicks, Jewel, Melissa Etheridge, Chris Isaak, Third Eye Blind, Billy Corgan, Wayne Coyne and Richie Sambora.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features artists at the forefront of the touring world and emerging artists that will inspire the next musical movements coupled with spectacularly-designed, technology-driven venues. The excitement of live-music and sports action spills onto the casino floor from Book & Stage, an upscale sports and entertainment lounge, while live DJs fill the rhythmic and vibrant hot-spot Bond with the best in house-music. Finally, The Chandelier, a dramatic inhabitable three-story architectural wonder, created by 2 million luminous crystals, houses three unique bar experiences: high-energy hot spot, sophisticated cocktail retreat and inviting lounge. Perched high above The Las Vegas Strip, the Boulevard Pool is a multilevel pool experience by day and an intimate outdoor concert venue with unobstructed sightlines of both the stage and The Strip by night.