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Santana’s Official Grand Opening at House of Blues Las Vegas

May 6, 2012 by  

 Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars, Dan Aykroyd and Chuck Bowling
Friday night marked the official launch of legendary guitarist Carlos Santana’s new residency gig at House of Blues Las Vegas (Pictured above:  Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars, Dan Aykroyd and Chuck Bowling - Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.com www.DeniseTruscello.net)

Carlos Santana Performs at House of Blues Las Vegas

Carlos Santana performs at House of Blues Las Vegas

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.com www.DeniseTruscello.net.

As House of Blues’ new resident headliner, Carlos Santana was joined by House of Blues co-founder Dan Aykroyd, House of Blues CEO Ron Bension, President and COO of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Chuck Bowling, co-founder of the original Woodstock Michael Lang and Casa Noble Tequila CEO Jose “Pepe” Hermosillo as he participated in the Earth-based ceremony.

Carlos Santana performs at House of Blues Las Vegas

Carlos Santana performs at House of Blues Las Vegas

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.com www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Traditionally, under every stage at each House of Blues location, a metal box filled with Delta Mississippi mud is welded to the stage to ensure that every artist that performs on that stage has the roots and the spirit of the South planted beneath their feet. In welcoming Santana to the House of Blues family, this ceremony included earth from the Delta combined with earth delivered from Woodstock as well as some from Santana’s home town in Mexico, symbolizing Santana’s roots being planted at House of Blues Las Vegas.

Carlos Santana performs at House of Blues Las Vegas

Carlos Santana performs at House of Blues Las Vegas

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.com www.DeniseTruscello.net.

The combined mud will find its home in a display box within the venue for fans to see for years to come. The tradition of the mud ceremony began when the first House of Blues venue was established in 1992 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Carlos Santana performs at House of Blues Las Vegas

Carlos Santana performs at House of Blues Las Vegas

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.com www.DeniseTruscello.net.

The VIP reception boasted stilt walkers in Santana-themed style, a 15-foot long ice sculpture and culinary creations by House of Blues’ chef Aaron Sanchez. The group toasted with a round of Casa Noble Tequila shots before heading into the music hall for the live Santana performance. Additional celebrities in attendance during the VIP reception included Rick Harrison of HISTORY’s Pawn Stars, comedian Ben Gleib, Ricardo Laguna of MTV’s The Ricardo Laguna Project and comedian Arden Myrin.

Dan Aykroyd and Carlos Santana at House of Blues Las Vegas

Dan Aykroyd and Carlos Santana at House of Blues Las Vegas

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.com www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Dan Aykroyd and Carlos Santana at House of Blues Las Vegas

Dan Aykroyd and Carlos Santana at House of Blues Las Vegas

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.com www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Dan Aykroyd at House of Blues Las Vegas

Dan Aykroyd at House of Blues Las Vegas

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.com www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Michael Lang at House of Blues Las Vegas

Michael Lang at House of Blues Las Vegas

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.com www.DeniseTruscello.net.

 Michael Lang, Dan and Carlos pour the muds

Michael Lang, Dan and Carlos pour the muds

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.com www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Lang, Dan, Carlos, Chuck Bowling and Jose Hermosillo

Lang, Dan, Carlos, Chuck Bowling and Jose Hermosillo

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.com www.DeniseTruscello.net.

Ron Bension, Lang, Dan, Carlos, Chuck Bowling and Jose Hermosillo toast

Ron Bension, Lang, Dan, Carlos, Chuck Bowling and Jose Hermosillo toast

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage.com www.DeniseTruscello.net.

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