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Resorts World Las Vegas Debuts First-Ever Property-Wide Multimedia Experience

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Resorts World Las Vegas announced it is unveiling Glow, a one-of-a-kind video content and multimedia experience that will bring the property’s technologically advanced architecture – including one of the largest exterior LED buildings displays in the United States – to life.

The creative content, designed and produced by Moment Factory, an acclaimed creative international studio that specializes in multimedia entertainment and experiences, and Digital Kitchen, whose Emmy-winning storytelling and design captivate audiences, will include ten unique show capsules and five interstitial visuals displayed across Resorts World Las Vegas’ distinctive LED surfaces, ranging from the 100,000-square-foot West Tower display to the iconic 50-ft diameter interior globe.

“Developing and unveiling these incredible displays has been thrilling. The time, attention, and collaboration between our property teams and Moment Factory and Digital Kitchen over the last year resulted in truly fascinating, fun digital shows,” said Scott Sibella, Resorts World Las Vegas President. “Here at Resorts World Las Vegas, we’re always looking at how we can set ourselves apart in the hospitality industry and the best ways to provide our guests with the most exciting experiences possible.”  

Glow features eye-catching optical illusions and plays with depth in surprising ways, offering viewers exciting shows that tap into the energy of the city. The shows explore a variety of meaningful themes and narratives, integrating impactful soundtracks that support the overall tone of each individual show. These experiences will transport guests to extraordinary destinations, including a bioluminescent ocean, a synthwave cityscape, a feline-led psychedelic trip into space, a surrealist dance stage and a shimmering emerald jungle, among others.

Each of Moment Factory and Digital Kitchen’s ten show capsules are displayed simultaneously across the Resorts World Las Vegas property on multimedia features along the West Tower exterior, East Tower, and Zouk Nightclub facades, as well as the iconic, 50-foot globe, which was conceptualized by Steelman Partners and fabricated exclusively for Resorts World Las Vegas by Show Canada, located within The District, the resort’s retail, dining, and entertainment promenade. Additionally, five interstitial capsules were created specifically for the interior globe with rich ambient visuals that bring the sphere to life. Glow’s multimedia content creates stories that work individually across each of the five canvases, but when viewed from a far reveal an interconnected narrative.  

“Resort World Las Vegas presented us with an incredible multimedia canvas, whose variety of viewpoints offered the chance to create a holistic experience and a landmark spectacle that offer moments of amazement to visitors. Moment Factory is proud to have contributed to bringing the resort’s media architecture to life,” said Cheryl Catterall, Creative Director at Moment Factory.

Glow runs daily every hour on the hour from noon – 1 a.m. For additional information, please visit www.rwlasvegas.com.

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Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend to Celebrate 25th Year, April 14-17

We are pleased to announce that the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, a four-day music festival, now in its 25th year, is just three months away, returning April 14-17 to The Orleans Hotel and Casino. VLV was voted “Best Music Festival in Vegas” (2019) and is also the Longest Running Music Festival in Las Vegas and the Largest Rockabilly Event in the World. VLV attracts some of the most eye-catching, stylish, head-turning people you will ever see in one place.

This year’s VLV will feature 80 bands, 30 DJs, a Classic Car Show, a Burlesque Showcase and Competition, a Vintage Fashion Show, Dance Lessons and Competition, Tiki Pool Parties, Swimsuit Contests, Burlesque Bingo, a Pin-Up Contest, over 120 Vendors, Record Hops till 7am, and more. 

Some of the biggest attractions this year include: The Blasters, The Rhythm Shakers, and Big Sandy & the Flyrite Boys performing at the Car Show on Saturday, April 18. Filmmaker and comedian John Waters will host three VLV Burlesque Showcases on Friday Apr. 15 in the afternoon and evening in the Orleans Showroom.

The Viva Las Vegas Car Show is one of the largest classic car shows in North America, featuring 800–1,000 vintage cars, all pre-1964, as well as famous movie cars, the annual VLV Pin-up Contest, and 5 bands. One-day tickets are available for the car show and children of all ages are welcome. Kids under age 15 get in free with an adult.

VLV is held at The Orleans Hotel and Casino, 4500 West Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89103. Tickets are available for the event until they sell out. VLV works with several hotels to provide discounts to accommodate the fans, listed on the website. VLV is compliant with all state and county health and safety requirements, and Covid updates are included on the website.

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Eight Lounge and Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge to Offer “Big Game” Viewing Parties

Eight Bar. Photo Credit: Mike Kirschbaum

Clique Hospitality venues at Resorts World Las Vegas will be showing the “Big Game.” Fans can watch the “Big Game” at Eight Lounge, the luxe cigar bar and cocktail lounge, or at the stylish Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13.

At Eight, seating will be available inside and outside, with more than a dozen televisions positioned throughout the lounge and terrace. Eight’s architecturally stunning space offers a 7,000-square-foot lounge, two private rooms and a spacious outdoor terrace with views of the Las Vegas Strip.  Cigar and beverage packages will be available for the day. Eight offers a carefully selected collection of limited-edition and premium cigars and a beverage menu that includes exclusive offerings as well as twists on classic cocktails. Additionally, guests will be able to order food prepared by Brezza. For more information or to make reservations at Eight Lounge, please visit the website or contact (702) 676-7405.

At Gatsby’s, seating will be available throughout Gatsby’s 360-degree bar with eight TVs showing the game from all sides. Beverage packages will be available for the day that include Gatsby’s carefully crafted wine list as well as their famous secret menu. Guests will also be able to order food prepared by Wally’s Wine & Spirits. For more information or to make reservations at Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge, please visit the website or contact 702-676-6013.

Eight and Gatsby’s are both located in The District of Resorts World Las Vegas. Eight is open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to close and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to close. Gatsby’s is open daily at 4 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older to enter.

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‘An Evening with Silk Sonic’ to Debut at Park MGM in Las Vegas Beginning Friday, February 25

Multi-GRAMMY Award-nominated duo Silk Sonic announced today it will debut an extended engagement at Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas beginning Friday, Feb. 25. The full list of Silk Sonic’s performance dates are:

  • February 25 – 26
  • March 2, 4 – 5, 16, 18 – 19, 23, 25 – 26, 31
  • April 2
“Silk Sonic, Live in Las Vegas” to Debut at Park MGM Beginning Friday, February 25
“Silk Sonic, Live in Las Vegas” to Debut at Park MGM Beginning Friday, February 25

**All shows are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

Tickets start at $125, plus applicable service charges, and go on sale to the general public Friday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. PST. Pre-sales begin Wednesday, Jan. 19. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

M life Rewards loyalty members, as well as Live Nation customers, will receive access to a pre-sale running Wednesday, Jan. 19 at noon PST to Thursday, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. PST. To join the M life Rewards program, or for more information, visit mlife.com

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GRAMMY Awards Coming to Las Vegas for the First Time

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The 2022 GRAMMY Awards is coming to the Entertainment Capital of the World for the first time ever.

After announcing earlier this month that this year’s GRAMMY Awards would be postponed due to the recent surge of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, officials announced Tuesday that the show will be moved to Las Vegas.

The 64th GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 13, according to The Recording Academy.

“We are excited to take the GRAMMYs to Las Vegas for the very first time and to put on a world-class show. From the moment we announced the postponement of the original show date, we have been inundated with heartfelt messages of support and solidarity from the artist community,” Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. said in a statement.

Trevor Noah, the Emmy Award-winning host of “The Daily Show,” is hosting this year’s award show.

Additional details about the dates and locations of other official events, including the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony, MusiCares’ Person of the Year, and the Pre-GRAMMY Gala, according to the Recording Academy.

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My Chemical Romance, Avril Lavigne Headlining 2000s Las Vegas Music Festival

Avril Lavinge is one of the headline acts set for the first-ever When We Were Young Festival in Las Vegas. Photo Credit: Frederic Legrand/Shutterstock

Millenial emo and alt-rock fans rejoice!

My Chemical Romance, Avril Lavigne, Paramore, and more big-name acts from the 2000s are heading to Las Vegas this fall for a new music festival.

The When We Were Young Festival will take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Saturday, Oct 22, according to the festival’s organizers.

Live Nation is presenting the festival as a nostalgic trip back to the 2000s and will include other prominent artists of the era including AFI, The Used, Bring Me The Horizon, Taking Back Sunday, and Jimmy Eat World.

The festival presale begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 21 with all tickets starting with a $19.99 down payment. Any remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public later that day at 2 p.m.

Tickets range from $224.99 for general admission to $499.00 for hotel and ticket packages.

You can read more about the festival and ticket options by clicking here.

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PT’s Taverns to Celebrate National Pizza Day, Feb. 9

PT’s Taverns is celebrating National Pizza Day with $10 pepperoni pizzas all day, Feb. 9. Photo Credit: PT’s Taverns/Courtesy

PT’s Tavernslocated throughout the Las Vegas Valley, is offering a saucy promotion for National Pizza Day on Wednesday, Feb. 9.

PT’s will celebrate the holiday with $10 pepperoni pizzas all day, available at select kitchen locations, including SG Bar, Sierra Gold, Sean Patrick’s, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Gold, and PT’s Pub & Place.

Additional pizza selections include the Pub Supreme, topped with pepperoni, sausage, bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, and black olives; and The Gilroy, crafted with white sauce, garlic, pepperoni, Italian sausage, salami, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, tomato, onion and mozzarella cheese, among others.

PT’s also offers its award-winning happy hour with daily drink specials, available at all taverns from 5 to 7 p.m. and midnight to 2 a.m. Specials include a 50% discount on wines by the glass, premium spirits, and all craft and import beer, including craft brews and guest favorites like Michelob Ultra and Blue Moon.

Tavern contact information may be found here. Additional information can be found on the company’s website, as well as its Facebook and Instagram pages.  

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Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, and Gucci Mane Performing at Drai’s During Big Game Weekend

Drai’s has announced Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, and Gucci Mane will perform at the nightclub during the big game weekend in Las Vegas.

In addition to the nightclub’s star-studded concert lineup, Drai’s After Hours will host a viewing party for the big game on Sunday, Feb. 13. The club will serve a full menu that offers a wide array of food and drink for guests to enjoy as they take in the biggest game of the season. Doors will open at 2 p.m. and guests will be admitted by table reservations only, which can be made at https://draisgroup.com/las-vegas/afterhours/calendar-view/.  

On Friday, Feb. 11, Grammy and Billboard award-winning artist, Wiz Khalifa, will jumpstart the epic weekend with a Drai’s live concert. The multi-platinum artist will light up the Drai’s stage with top hits like “Black and Yellow” and “We Dem Boyz.” Grammy Award-winning rapper, 2 Chainz, will keep the party going on Saturday, Feb. 12, with a live performance featuring some of his hottest tracks like “No Lie,” “Birthday Song” and “I’m Different.” 

After the viewing party on Sunday, the iconic nightclub will host Gucci Mane’s birthday celebration with an explosive performance by the Drai’s resident. Drai’s Nightclub is known for hosting spectacular birthday bashes for its performers that include an onstage presentation by the Drai’s Dolls complete with personalized cakes, dazzling sparklers, and large cutouts of the artist’s face. 

Drai’s is the only nightclub in Las Vegas that offers full-length concerts by today’s hottest artists. Every weekend, the Drai’s live

concert series brings big names like Rick Ross, DaBaby, and Lil Wayne to the rooftop of The Cromwell, with epic performances set to the stunning backdrop of the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. The upcoming Drai’s LIVE concert lineup can be found at https://draisgroup.com/las-vegas/nightclub/calendar-view/

In February, Drai’s Nightclub will be open Friday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. and Drai’s After Hours is open Thursday through Sunday from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. Tickets and VIP table reservations are available on the website at www.draisgroup.com. Other special requests are available by emailing info@draislv.com.

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MGM Resorts Taps L.A. Bar Star Julian Cox to Lead Beverage Program

Los Angeles bar star Juilan Cox is set to lead MGM Resorts beverage programMGM

Renowned Los Angeles and San Francisco mixologist Julian Cox is joining MGM Resorts International as its Executive Director of Beverage and Corporate Mixologist, the company announced Tuesday.

Cox will lead the cocktail menu development, bartender training, cultivation of its spirits collection, and more for restaurants and bars across the company’s Vegas and regional casino-resort destinations.

“Throughout his career, Julian has challenged the boundaries of modern mixology,” said Senior Vice President of Food & Beverage Strategy Dominique Bertolone in a press release. “We are confident his innovation and dedication to exemplary service will enhance our resorts’ standing as the premier beverage destinations in Las Vegas and beyond.”

Cox was recognized in Food & Wine Magazine as one of the most influential bartenders of the past decade and received three consecutive James Beard nominations (2012-2014) for the outstanding bar program at John Sedlar’s restaurant Rivera. As one of the country’s foremost cocktail consultants, Cox’s unique style balances timeless artistry and utilization of ingredients that not only complement a restaurant’s specific menu but pay homage to the larger culture of the city.  

“Las Vegas has a rich history and a thirst for pushing the boundaries,” Cox said in a press statement. “I look to embrace all of the creativity and beverage expertise this city offers while elevating MGM’s cocktail experiences, giving guests a reason to return time and again.”

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Ludacris, DaBaby, Lil Baby to Perform Live at Drai’s Nightclub During NFL Pro Bowl Weekend in Las Vegas

Lil Baby performs at Drai’s Nightclub. Photo Credit: Radis Denphutaraphrechar

In the first weekend of February, Drai’s Nightclub will welcome football fans to the entertainment capital of the world with a superstar lineup of Drai’s live performances for the weekend of the NFL Pro Bowl. The exciting weekend will be kicked off with a performance by Ludacris on Friday, Feb. 4, followed by DaBaby on Saturday, Feb. 5. Drai’s has also announced that it will be bringing back Sunday night parties to the iconic nightclub during Pro Bowl weekend. On Sunday, Feb. 6, Lil Baby will help Drai’s bring back Sunday nights with a bang by performing an explosive concert after Pro Bowl. 

Ludacris, the American rapper and actor, is a frequent Drai’s performer and a crowd favorite. He is known for popularizing the ‘Dirty South’ style of rap music with his hits like “Stand Up” and “Money Maker,” as well as his iconic features on songs by top artists such as Justin Bieber, Lil Jon, Usher and more.

BET and Billboard Music Award-winning rapper, DaBaby, is known for his popular song featuring Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar,” and collaborations with some of today’s hottest artists, such as Megan Thee Stallion, Jack Harlow and DJ Khaled. Drai’s Nightclub recently hosted the official release party for his new mixtape, entitled “Back on my Baby Jesus Shit Again,” which dropped Friday, Nov. 12. 

Three-time Grammy award winner, Lil Baby has recently been awarded the title of “Best Male Hip-Hop Artist” at the 2021 BET Music Awards. His album entitled “My Turn” won “Hip-Hop Album of the Year” at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. His most recent album, which was released in July of last year in a collaboration with Lil Durk, debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Drai’s is the only nightclub in Las Vegas that offers full-length concerts by today’s hottest artists. Every weekend, the Drai’s LIVE concert series brings big names like 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa and Rick Ross to the rooftop of The Cromwell, with epic performances set to the stunning backdrop of the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. The upcoming Drai’s LIVE concert lineup can be found at https://draisgroup.com/las-vegas/nightclub/calendar-view/

In February, Drai’s Nightclub will be open Friday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets and VIP table reservations are available on the website at www.draisgroup.com. Other special requests are available by emailing info@draislv.com.

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