CHANGE: The July 2 centennial concert starring the Red Hot
Chili Peppers and Weezer, originally slated for the parking lot of
the Las Vegas Convention Center, instead will take place at the
Silver Bowl Sports Complex soccer fields next to Sam Boyd Stadium.
Concert organizers including Clear Channel Entertainment
Properties, the Las Vegas Centennial Committee and officials
representing the City of Las Vegas and Clark County changed the
location to provide a larger, more comfortable setting for the
50,000 ticket holders expected to attend the event. Doors will open
at 5 p.m. for the concert, which is expected to start at 7 p.m. and
now includes a $100,000 fireworks finale. Directions and a map to
the Silver Bowl Sports Complex as well as a list of approved items
that concertgoers can bring to the site can be found at http://www.vegasrocks100.com.
RESTAURANT: Toby Keiths I Love This Bar & Grill is set
to open June 29 at Harrahs Las Vegas Casino & Hotel. The
17,000-square-foot venue will feature walls lined with giant guitar
picks, 20 plasma-screen TVs and a stage where country and rock
bands will perform daily from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. More than 260 seats
will be available in the guitar-shaped bar, lounge, restaurant and
private dining room, and a retail store offering an array of Keith
merchandise will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through
Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The
restaurant, which is located at the interior promenade adjacent to
the Harrahs Las Vegas monorail concourse, will be open from 11:30
a.m. to 2 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 11:30 a.m. to 3
a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
DEALS: Also set to debut June 29 is Downtown Divas, one of
the Fremont Street Experiences five new Viva Vision shows being
launched this year to coincide with the citys centennial. Visitors
to the downtown attraction can have their pick of several packages
offered by some of the 10 nearby hotels. The Golden Nugget, for
example, is featuring a Centennial Summer Special plan through
Sept. 29 that includes $10 in free slot play and a Golden Values
Certificate Book that contains more than $100 in dining and
entertainment discounts. The plan starts at $59 per night Sundays
through Thursdays and $79 per night Fridays and Saturdays;
reservations can be made by calling (800) 634-3454. Over at
Fitzgeralds, the two-night OSizzling Summer Package starts at $69
per night and is valid Sundays through Thursdays through Aug. 31.
The plan features breakfast for two at Mollys, two cocktails, one
seven-spot keno ticket and admission and drinks for two at one of
the hotels nightly show. To book, call (800) 274-5825 and mention
code 50SS. For more information about various hotels and hotel
rates, shows and specials events at the Fremont Street Experience,
DISCOUNT: From July 1 through 4, visitors to Titanic: The
Artifact Exhibition at the Tropicana Resort and Casino will receive
a $4 discount on the general admission price of $15.95. Tickets for
the show, which is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Oct.
31, can be purchased at the Tropicana Box Office.
AAAAHS: For the fourth straight year, the Stratosphere
Casino Hotel and Tower has teamed up with Fireworks by Grucci to
present a pyrotechnics display that will be visible from anywhere
in the Las Vegas Valley. The 10-minute show, slated to begin at 9
p.m. on July 3, will be launched from the propertys north parking
garage. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Stratosphere also will host an
Independence Pool Party on the propertys pool and recreation deck,
which is located on the eighth floor of the Premier room tower.
Admission to the party is $75 per person and includes unlimited
food and drinks, live entertainment by the band Flipside and a
ticket for the $1,000 Spin & Win drawings that will take place
in the casino from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Other top spots to view the
fireworks at the Stratosphere include the Top of the World
Restaurant and Lounge and the towers indoor and outdoor observation
decks. Tickets for the event are available at the Stratosphere
Ticket Center or by calling (702) 380-7711. For more information,
phone (800) 99-TOWER or (702) 380-7777.