Meet “Spirit of the King” star Steve Connolly, former Playboy Playmate Charlotte Kemp and “The Mentalist” star Gerry McCambridge at the 3rd Annual “Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race” Oct. 22 in Las Vegas

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Comedian Mike Hammer will welcome his friends, “Spirit of the King” star Steve Connolly, former Playboy Playmate Charlotte Kemp and “The Mentalist” star Gerry McCambridge to the 3rd Annual Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race, a charity event benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project and three veterans’ charities in Las Vegas, on October 22 with a Celebrity Red Carpet from 12 noon and Celebrity Go-Kart Racing from 1-3pm at Gene Woods Racing Experience in Las Vegas.  


Mike Hammer's Celebrity Go-Kart Race on October 22

Spirit of the King star Steve Connolly

“Spirit of the King” star Steve Connolly

“Spirit of the King” star Steve Connolly

Steve Connolly might say that Elvis Presley was a performer whose music can still top the charts today in country, pop, and in Europe. A man with more #1 hits than the Beatles in England. Connolly said, “If my mission is to entertain audiences as completely as possible, why not recreate a complete experience of Elvis Presley’s performance so that audiences experience not just the music of Elvis Presley but grasp the real “Spirit of the King” as if he were performing today RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!

This original painting of Elvis by Steve Connolly will be auctioned for charity at Mike Hammer's Celebrity Go-Kart Race Oct. 22

This original painting of Elvis by Steve Connolly will be auctioned for charity at Mike Hammer’s Celebrity Go-Kart Race

To accomplish this goal Steve decided to distinguish himself from all of the Elvis impersonators and stylist. Yes, Steve did master all of the physical nuances, moves, and conversational tones of the man from Memphis.

Next, he studied the entire body of Elvis’s music, the novelty of some of his arrangements, and even his sense of humor and abilities as a band leader in live performances.

Finally, Steve took his considerable skills as a composer, guitar, and bass player, and vocal stylist and set about to fully perform rather than slavishly mimic or depict Elvis’s signature performances.

Without ignoring music from any of Elvis’s periods, Steve decided to PERFORM with all of the athleticism and sexual confrontation of Elvis at his most vital (think ‘ 68 comeback special – black leather). The response to this style of Elvis Entertainment in Las Vegas has been exceptional.

Over 6000 Public performances in Las Vegas Casinos, currently appearing at the Four Queens (3 yrs), Bus of Stars Rolling Stage Coach (5 yrs), Fitzgerald’s (4.5 yrs), MGM Grand (3.5 yrs), The Paris Queen Production ‘We Will Rock You’ (2 yrs), Aladdin (1 yr) Riviera (1/2 yr) and Bally’s (1/2 yr).

Today Steve is creating a whole catalog of new paintings devoting much of his artistic talent to interpreting Elvis in the visual medium of fine art painting and Steve continues performing for public & private corporate events nationally and internationally re-creating his signature show: “Spirit of the King” He still finds time to write original music and spend time with his wife and three children. Unfortunately, Elvis Presley is no longer available, but thankfully Steve Connolly is still “alive and kicking”. You can catch “The hardest working king in show biz” at the Four Queens Hotel & Casino nightly in the Canyon Showroom at 9pm Tuesday thru Saturday. Buy Tickets

Former Playboy Playmate Charlotte Kemp

Former Playboy Playmate Charlotte Kemp

Charlotte Kemp in her own words:

Charlotte KempThe spotlight began to shine on me when I was approached by Playboy to do a pictorial while pursuing my degrees in Biology and Psychology at Indiana University.

Having already done some modeling in college, I carefully considered Playboy’s offer, deciding that the venture would be beneficial for both parties.

With the December 1982 issue, I officially became a Playboy Playmate, and in October 1983, I was on the cover of Playboy Magazine.

I did a tremendous amount of modeling, including Vogue and Cosmo. Late in 1984 I met a Formula One racing driver and moved to Monte Carlo, where I lived for the next 7 years. In 1990 my relationship ended, and I moved back to New York, where I starred in Frankenhooker, posed for Murder, and several commercials. I starred in two movies for Bandai Productions in Japan.

In 1994 I became the first Playmate ever to receive a license from Playboy, and founded “The Playboy Running Team,” dispelling the myth that Playboy Playmates are only pretty faces and bodies.

I have traveled the world over and again, having visited Japan, China, Thailand, Tibet, and Nepal. I have also been to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and almost every country in Western and Eastern Europe. I cannot forget my beloved Australia. “I could go on, but you get the picture. I have been blessed with travel, culture, and love.”

"The Mentalist" Gerry McCambridge

“The Mentalist” star Gerry McCambridge

“The Mentalist” star Gerry McCambridge

For the past 12 years Gerry McCambridge has been headlining nightly in Las Vegas at the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas.

He has performed his award winning show “The Mentalist” over 3,235 making him the longest running and most successful Mentalist show in Las Vegas history!

It all started in June of 2005 when Gerry moved his one man Off Broadway show “The Mentalist” from New York City to Las Vegas. The show was an instant success in Sin City.

In 2009 he was voted one of the “Top 10 Absolutely Have To See” shows in Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Weekly Magazine.

In 2014 the Las Vegas Review Journal readers poll voted Gerry’s performance the “Best Magic Show” in all of Las Vegas. You can purchase tickets to Gerry’s show HERE

Steven Connolly, Charlotte Kemp, Gerry McCambridge and dozens of other celebrities and VIPs will attend this event to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Las Vegas-based veterans’ organizations R.W.B. Dog Tags, Forgotten Not Gone and The Nathan Tyler Davis Foundation. 

Meet all these Celebrities and VIPS at the 3rd Annual
Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race:

Celebrity guests at Mike Hammer's 3rd Annual Celebrity Go-Kart Race

Beginning at 11:00am, representatives of the Wounded Warrior Project, R.W.B. Dog Tags, Forgotten Not Gone and The Nathan Tyler Davis Foundation will be on hand to answer your questions.

The Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race


  • October 22, 2017
  • Veterans’ groups to be available at 11:00am
  • Celebrity Red Carpet arrivals start at 12 noon
  • Celebrity racing takes place from 1-3pm


Gene Woods Racing Experience
121 E. Sunset Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119


  • Free. A $25 donation will get you one qualifying race with a chance to race in the celebrity final.
  • Food and drinks will be provided by Gene Woods Racing Experience and sponsors.
  • All proceeds will benefit Wounded Warrior Project and three related charities in Las Vegas.


Mike HammerMike Hammer performs The Mike Hammer Comedy and Magic Show Tues-Sat at 7pm at The Four Queens Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas. Buy Tickets Here! Mike’s show is ranked one of Top 10 Shows in Vegas by the Las Vegas Trip Advisor. Visit Mike Hammer’s Official Web Site and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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