Clark County named Feb. 19 “MDQ Vegas Day” in honor of Million Dollar Quartet’s second anniversary on the Las Vegas Strip (Photo credit: Caesars Entertainment).
County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani joined the cast in celebration of the occasion onstage in the Harrah’s Showroom at Harrah’s Las Vegas for a presentation of the proclamation.
The cast and crew of Million Dollar Quartet shared their thanks and appreciation with the commissioner and were joined by friends and family in honor of the special day.
Since its debut at Harrah’s Las Vegas in 2013, Million Dollar Quartet has received critical acclaim for being “Grade A – Just plain cool” (Las Vegas Review-Journal) and “exciting and explosive” (Vegas DeLuxe), delighting audiences with the extraordinary true story of the legendary night that brought Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together at Sun Records Studio.
Embraced by the Las Vegas community and fans nationwide, the cast of Million Dollar Quartet continues to welcome repeat show-goers of all ages into the Harrah’s Showroom nightly as well as invite local Las Vegas entertainers to sit-in with the band for one-night-only encore performances onstage. Celebrity fans and past guest performers include actor Nicholas Cage, singer-songwriter Debbie Gibson, E! reality star Holly Madison, American Idol winner and Paris Las Vegas headliner Taylor Hicks, Broadway star Pia Zadora, Strip headliner Frankie Moreno, beloved Las Vegas Entertainer Clint Holmes and more.
The Tony Award-Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet takes place on December 4, 1956, when Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” brought iconic musicians Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time.
Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary December night to life with the extraordinary story of secrets, betrayal, and the once in a lifetime celebration of four friends that is both poignant and funny. Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,”“Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Ring of Fire,” and more.
Million Dollar Quartet performs Sunday-Wednesday and Friday at 7 p.m.; Thursday at 5:30 and 8 p.m.; and is dark on Saturday. Ticket prices begin at $62.70 plus applicable fees. For more information on Million Dollar Quartet, please visit www.MDQVegas.com