It will be an unprecedented afternoon of Las Vegas entertainment filling the stage at the Vegas Cares benefit at The Venetian Las Vegas honoring the victims and first responders of the tragic events of Oct. 1. GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel has been added to the roster of all-star performers for that afternoon.
Jewel’s song “Mercy” will serve as the inspiration behind Tim Bavington’s memorial that is being created to honor those affected by the tragedy.
“Nowhere will you find a better example of Las Vegas community pride than within our entertainment industry,” said Ken Henderson, CEO of BESTAgency who is producing the benefit. “We were all looking for a way to be part of the healing process and there’s no better way than for each of these incredible entertainers to share their gift with our city.”
The lineup of performers that are scheduled to appear either in person or via video so far includes: Adrian Zmed, Al B Sure, Australian BeeGees, Blue Man Group, Brad Garrett, Britney Spears, Cast of BAZ – A Musical Mash-Up, Cast of Fantasy, Cast of Sexxy, Chippendales, Chris Phillips, Cirque du Soleil, Clint Holmes, Criss Angel, David Copperfield, Dee Jay Silver, Earl Turner, Frankie Scinta, Gordie Brown, Human Nature, Jason Tanzer, JJ Harrison, Kendra Wilkinson & Jai Rodriguez, Lance Burton, Lyssa Baker, Mercy Music, Mike Tyson, Murray Sawchuck, Penn + Teller, Peter Lik, Rich Little, Tenors of Rock, Thunder From Down Under, Tom Green, Travis Cloer, Vegas Golden Knights.
Keith Thompson, will be the show’s men’s musical director while Bill Fayne is the women’s musical director. Tina Nathalia is the show’s technical director while Gwyn Lloyd Hughes is stage manager.
Henderson said he expects more entertainers to join in the weeks ahead. “It’s safe to say you will see collaborations between these artists that you’ve never seen before and will never see again,” he added. “It will be a performance to remember. Also, a special thank you to Frankie Scinta, Murray Sawchuck and Clint Holmes for their vision with this event.”
Proceeds from the benefit will go to a commissioned memorial art piece by Tim Bavington to honor those involved and affected by the Oct. 1 shooting.
Vegas Cares will feature headliners, production shows, professional athletes and more at The Venetian Theatre on Nov. 5 from 1 – 4 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at venetian.com or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469.