Give Back While Rocking Out at the Jingle Bell Ball to Benefit The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Sasha Sirota
The Jingle Bell Ball is Back
to help raise money to support MS Research through Keep Memory Alive and the Cleveland Clinic for Brain Health on Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Fremont Country Club. (Pictured: Sasha Sirota)

The special VIP reception begins at 7 p.m. and will feature an exclusive l silent auction, free wine tasting and appetizers. VIP passes are $40 per person. General admission is free for all guests beginning at 8 p.m. and will feature a silent auction and entertainment with Sasha Sirota and Almost Normal beginning at 10 p.m. Free photos with Santa and other special guests are available 7 – 10 p.m. Tickets are available online at

Las Vegas resident, Sasha Sirota, is fresh off co-producing the Justin Bieber / R. Kelly collaboration “PYD,” and performing on several of Bieber’s recent releases, including the guitar behind Bieber’s hits “Bad Day” and “Recovery.” Since teaming up with his current writing partners Jimmy Giannos of Grammy-nominated producers The Audibles and four-time Grammy Award-winning writer/producer Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, they have created a unique sound for Sirota’s soon to be released EP Strength in Numbers and his following solo album. Whether he’s singing, playing drums, guitar, bass, producing or engineering, Sirota is smashing the boundaries that pop music rarely crosses. Working as an engineer in Vegas, Sirota has recorded with some of music’s biggest artists including: Drake, Justin Bieber, Tyga, 2 Chainz, Slim of 112, YelaWolf, Future, Bun B, Sean Kingston, Lil Twist, Faith Evan, and Scott Storch. He recorded the Grammy-nominated platinum selling single “The Motto,” which just went triple platinum, featuring Lil’ Wayne from Drake’s recent Grammy-winning Album of the Year Take Care.

An alternative duo hailing from Las Vegas, Almost Normal, is a combination of the talents of Andrew Zakher and Ashley Lampman. Together, they create a mixture of acoustic and percussive elements with keyboards that drive their evolved sound. Prior to reforming the line up in summer of 2013, the group has performed at several venues on the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding states. They’ve shared the stage with local and national touring artists including The Rocket Summer, Steel Panther and Imagine Dragons. The duo has since released their debut EP In Technicolor in Spring of 2014. Almost Normal has gained positive recognition from several music media outlets including UK music blog, Intamission Music.

Jingle Bell Ball has raised more than $30,000 over the past two years and have benefited the MS Society and the Partnership for the Homeless Youth. The Jingle Bell Ball is sponsored by Southern Wine & Spirits, Fremont Country Club, Smash Magazine, Vegas Seven Magazine, Spy On Vegas and It is produced by longtime Vegas event producer Brian Saliba, owner of Smash Magazine and Bogus Productions.

Donations for use within the silent auction are also accepted. To donate items please email contribution interest and pertinent contact information to

The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is a unique and exciting concept in medicine: a medical center dedicated solely to the pursuit of more effective treatments for brain diseases and to the provision of state-of-the-art care for patients affected by these diseases and their families.

The multidisciplinary Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute includes more than 300 medical, surgical and research specialists dedicated to the treatment of adult and pediatric patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders. The institute offers a disease-specific, patient focused approach to care. Our unique, fully integrated model strengthens our current standard of care, allows us to measure quality and outcomes on a continual basis, and enhances our ability to conduct research. U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” survey consistently has ranked our neurology and neurosurgery programs among the top 10 in the nation

Fremont Country Club is the new state-of-the-art 800-capacity concert venue at 601 E. Fremont St. in the Fremont East Entertainment District of downtown Las Vegas. The 8,300-square-foot facility will feature everything from blues rock to indie bands and will have live shows three-to-four nights a week. The decor, Tex-Mex with a tinge of swanky chic, features cow-skin ceilings, antler chandeliers and chrome horseshoes.