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Fremont Street Experience Offers Weekend Full of Festivities on Fourth of July

June 28, 2010 by  

Little River Band
Fremont Street Experience continues its “Summer of the ’70s” with a weekend full of festivities for the Fourth of July. Multi-platinum recording artists, Little River Band (above), will play on the 3rd Street Stage on Saturday, July 3 at 9 p.m.

Also, the Golden Nugget will light up the downtown sky with a beautiful fireworks display at 10:10 p.m. on Friday, July 2 for visitors of downtown to enjoy. Throughout the weekend, Highway to Hell, an AC/DC Tribute Band, will rock three times a night on June 29 through July 2 and again on July 4.  Also, groovy enthusiasts on Fremont can enjoy Fremont Street Fever, an original disco themed-production, which features song and dance performances of ’70s classics three times nightly on July 2 though 5.  Finally, visitors can experience Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen, as it showcases special ‘70s themed videos nightly, augmented by virtual fireworks shows July 2-5. All events are provided free of charge.
 
Little River Band (3rd Street Stage) July 3 at 9 p.m.

Little River Band will perform a free concert as part of the “Summer of the ’70s” headliner schedule. Concertgoers will relive hits like “Lady,” “Lonesome Loser,” “Reminiscing” and “Cool Change.” Originating from Melbourne, Australia, Little River Band has sold over 25 million records, released 15 albums, and made 13 American Top 40 singles. Featuring Wayne Nelson, Greg Hind, Chris Marion, Rich Herring and Mel Watts, the group’s recent accolades include a 2004 induction into the Australian Industry Recording Association Hall of Fame.
 
Fireworks Show (Skyline over Downtown) July 2 at 10:10 p.m.

Launching from the parking garage of the Golden Nugget, a grand fireworks display will please downtown visitors and the Las Vegas community alike. This free show will feature an array of fireworks exploding above the Golden Nugget.

Highway to Hell – AC/DC Tribute Band (3rd Street Stage) June 29-July 2 and July 4. Three sets each night from 9 p.m. – midnight.
 
Highway to Hell, an AC/DC Tribute Band, will perform a marathon of free shows. A five-man group from Long Beach, Calif., the band will play a full AC/DC line-up, including the replicated vocals of both original lead singer Bon Scott and his successor, Brian Johnson, in megahits like “TNT,” “Dirty Deeds” and “Back in Black.” The band is featured in the upcoming documentary “Rock ‘N Roll Swap Meet,” which highlights the underground hardcore sound of the 2006 Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet. Portions of the proceeds from video sales will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

“Fremont Street Fever”(1st Street Stage) Thursdays – Mondays at 9:15 p.m., 10:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.

This original production is a 35-minute show full of high energy singing and dancing featuring the most popular disco songs of the ’70s with such hits as “Shake Your Groove Thing,” “Staying Alive” and “Funky Town.”  Produced by Face Productions, this homage to the disco-era music of the ’70s has been dazzling audiences.

Viva Vision Schedule8:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.

  • 8:30 p.m. – “Don McLean’s American Pie”
  • 9 p.m. – “The Doors – Strange Days in Vegas”
  • 10 p.m. – “A Tribute to Queen”
  • 11 p.m. – “KISS Over Vegas”
  • Midnight – “Signs of Life by John Van Hamersveld”
  • 1 a.m. – “George Thorogood’s Bad To The Bone”

The music and culture from the decade of the 1970s is being featured in downtown Las Vegas this summer as Fremont Street Experience presents the “Summer of the ’70s” festival and free concert series.  The 102-day promotion kicked off Memorial Day Weekend and runs through Labor Day Weekend.  “Summer of the ’70s” is sponsored by Corona Extra, Corona Light, Cruzan Rum, Modelo especial, Sauza Tequila Hornitos and Stoli Vodka.  There are beer and liquor drink specials available at all outdoor bars on Fremont Street Experience every night throughout the summer.  For complete information on the lineup of headline concerts and nightly entertainment throughout the summer, visit www.vegasexperience.com to plan an experience that will take you back to the ’70s.

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