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Reckless in Vegas to Perform Alt-Rock Renditions of Rat Pack-Era Classics for Three Free Concerts at Downtown Grand Las Vegas

September 30, 2014 by  

Reckless in Vegas to Perform Alt-Rock Renditions of Rat Pack-Era Classics for Three Free Concerts at Downtown Grand
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino
announces a limited engagement by innovative California rockers Reckless In Vegas Oct. 11, 18 and 25. 

The first performance will take place at MOB BAR, while the second two concerts will be presented at PICNIC, the property’s urban rooftop pool experience offering stunning views of downtown Las Vegas. All three performances will begin at 8 p.m. and are FREE to the public.

Reckless In Vegas is a power trio comprised of Michael Shapiro on vocals and guitar, Mario Cipollina (formerly of Huey Lewis And The News) on bass and vocals, and Ryan “Dr Fu” Low on drums and vocals. The band has blended the imagery, banter and classic music from the 1960s “glory days” of Vegas with a contemporary rock band aesthetic. They’ve created an exciting show with modern versions of songs by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis, Sonny & Cher, Frankie Valli, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash, Bobby Darin and more. Whether you remember the swinging Vegas lounge era days or were born later, Reckless In Vegas has something for everyone. Video montages, dialogue, humor, modern hard-rocking grooves and tender moments of balladry combine to create a truly original take on this classic genre. Think The Rat Pack meets Green Day.

Reckless in Vegas was hand-selected by property CEO Seth Schorr, who explains, “This band is a perfect fit for our property. They have taken timeless classics from the mid-20th century—for example, familiar favorites like ‘Luck Be a Lady,’—and, by some ingenious form of alchemy, spun them into something completely different and entirely modern. We know the atmosphere here will make a phenomenal backdrop for these artists.”

In honor of the band’s appearances at Downtown Grand, the award-winning hotel-casino is featuring several “Reckless at Downtown Grand” specials.

Reckless at Downtown Grand Hotel Adventure
Come see Reckless in Vegas and stay for the night! This package, which starts at $290, pairs one night of hotel accommodations with a grab bag of other amenities. Guests might receive any combination of the following zany accoutrements to make their stay recklessly fun:

  • Unlimited drinks for two at MOB BAR or PICNIC for the duration of the Reckless in Vegas performance
  • Blindfolds
  • His-and-hers disguises
  • A fifth of vodka and mixers
  • Tickets for two to The Mob Museum
  • Cards Against Humanity party game

Reckless in the Kitchen at Triple George Grill
Feeling famished, yet adventurous? During dinner service on Oct. 11, 18 and 25, guests can take the plunge with our Reckless in the Kitchen menu at Triple George Grill. They select the meat, vegetable and—if they dare—any of the unexpected featured “Recklesss” accompaniments, including peanut butter, dark chocolate, sriracha, bleu cheese, quince, passion fruit, pomegranate or Meyer lemon. Then, diners must sit back and put their faith in the restaurant’s expert chef, who will fashion the selected ingredients into something savory, surprising and certainly out of the ordinary. Prices for Reckless main courses at Triple George range from $22 to $34.

Reckless in the Bar
Each of Downtown Grand’s bar venues (Art Bar, MOB BAR, Triple George, Furnace, PICNIC and The Commissary) will feature “Reckless” and contemporary spins on these classic cocktails: Manhattan, made with a double pour of Bulleit Rye, Luxardo Maraschino, sweet and dry vermouth; Tequila Martini, made with 2 ounces of Monte Alban Blue Agave Tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, superfine sugar and garnished with two jalapeno-stuffed olives; and a Vesper made with Bombay Gin, Triple Sec and anchovy-stuffed olives. Each Reckless cocktail will be priced at $10.

Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino is the anchor and crown jewel of Downtown3rd, the new metropolitan center of Las Vegas. Downtown3rd is just steps away from the world-famous Fremont Street Experience and The Mob Museum, within walking distance of Fremont East Entertainment District, and less than one mile from the Las Vegas Premium Outlets and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to www.DowntownGrand.com. Find on Facebook or Twitter @DowntownGrandLV.

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