May 3, 2015

Hank Williams Jr. at the Laughlin Event Center

Laughlin, Nevada





Hank Williams Jr. 
Laughlin Event Center
May 16, 2015
8PM 

Though he began his career in the shadow of his legendary father, Hank Williams Jr. emerged as a formidable Country singer-songwriter in his own right with 1960s hits such as "It's All Over But The Crying" and "Cajun Baby." But things changed with the 1979 release of "Family Tradition," where he broke the Nashville mainstream by adopting a rebel image and writing/recording in a style incorporating his Blues and Southern Rock influences. The results were staggering as 42 Top-10 hits followed, two CMA Entertainer of the Year honors, three ACM Entertainer of the Year honors, multiple Grammy nominations and a Grammy award for "There's a Tear in My Beer", a duet with his father using electronic merging technology.

As groundbreaking as Hank Williams Jr. became, it wasn't just his performance that people took note about, but rather his songwriting that became so notable. The driven musician penned hits songs year after year scoring 20 BMI Awards. One of the arguably most-heard Country song of modern times, the four-time Emmy award-winning "Are You Ready For Some Football?," which was heard nationally as the theme song of ABC and ESPN's Monday Night Football telecasts, was aired for 21 years.

As the accolades kept coming, Williams sold over 55 million albums, achieving gold, platinum, and multi-platinum status along with 13 of those albums hitting the no. 1 spot on the Billboard chart. In 2008, Williams was honored with the BMI Icon award at the 56th annual BMI Country Awards, joining an elite group of past honorees including Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton.

TICKET PRICES
$25.00 - $120.00

The official Laughlin Event Website and ticket source is at: laughlineventcenter.com 

Where is the Laughlin Event Center?
The outdoor venue is located behind the Laughlin Outlet Mall.  From Casino Drive you go up Bruce Woodbury Drive and you cannot miss it on the left side.  


There is no on-site parking at the Laughlin Event Center, but the mall (at the time of this post) does allow parking.  Most of the Casinos also offer free shuttles to and from the events.  The walk from Casino Drive is not very far but it is uphill on the way there.   A shortcut is to go through the mall from the lower entrance and out the back on the top floor.  The usually shut off traffic between Casino Drive and Thomas Edison from 4pm-11pm on the day of a concert. 
 

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Apr 29, 2015

Laughlin Gaming Revenue Increases

Laughlin, Nevada



Nevada and the Vegas Strip Numbers are down, while Laughlin's numbers are up. 

Numbers reported by the Nevada Gaming Control Board for March (2015) showed gaming revenues for Nevada were down statewide by 3.2%. This was mostly due to a steep decrease of 9.6% on the Las Vegas Strip.

In Laughlin there was more good news and signs of growth.
  
Laughlin casinos gross gaming revenue was up 4.5% to $49.2 million for the month of March. 
These numbers are the highest they have been in any one month since 2012.  

Beyond the Vegas Strip other areas in Nevada also fared well.

North Las Vegas and Boulder Highway area casinos reported double digit increases in revenue.

North Las Vegas was up 14.4%
Boulder Strip was up 19%
Downtown Las Vegas was up 4.6%
Reno was up 6.5%
Sparks was up 7.4%
Mesquite was up 0.2%

Laughlin, Nevada - Colorado River

*Numbers are comparisons based on the same month for the previous year.


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Ramon Ayala at Laughlin Event Center

Laughlin, NV

RAMON AYALA Y SUS BRAVOS DEL NORTE 
    
Laughlin Event Center
May 2, 2015
8PM



Ramon Ayala is known as the "King of the Accordion" and is a norteno music superstar.  The Mexican musician, composer and songwriter has recorded over 107 albums and has had 10 Grammy nominations and 4 Grammy Awards, including one for his hit album En Vivo… El Hombre Y Su Musica. In addition he was the winner of 2 Latin Grammys for the albums Quemame Los Ojos and El Numero Cien. 

The official Laughlin Event Website and ticket source is at: laughlineventcenter.com 

Where is the Laughlin Event Center?
The outdoor venue is located behind the Laughlin Outlet Mall.  From Casino Drive you go up Bruce Woodbury Drive and you cannot miss it on the left side.  


There is no on-site parking at the Laughlin Event Center, but the mall (at the time of this post) does allow parking.  Most of the Casinos also offer free shuttles to and from the events.  The walk from Casino Drive is not very far but it is uphill on the way there.   A shortcut is to go through the mall from the lower entrance and out the back on the top floor.  The usually shut off traffic between Casino Drive and Thomas Edison from 4pm-11pm on the day of a concert. 

This weekend in Laughlin, NV will also feature the annual Baja Days Riverwalk Festival at the Colorado Belle and the Cinco De Mayo Festival, Party and Car Show at Tropicana Laughlin. 



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Cinco De Mayo Festival, Car Show, Dance Party

Laughlin, NV
Tropicana Laughlin


Cinco De Mayo Festival, Car Show, Dance Party

May 1st-2nd

Two nights of parties and music from two bands will be featured at outdoor Victory Plaza at the Tropicana Laughlin.

The Midnight Cruzzers perform Friday (4:30pm-8:30pm) Saturday (9pm-1am).

Rocky Padilla & the L.A. Latin Side Friday (9pm-1am) and Saturday (4:30pm-8:30pm).

The entertainment and parties are free and open to the general public. but you must be at least 21 years of age.   Food and beverage will be available for purchase during the parties.

There is even more music going on inside at the Pavilion Theater:

Tierra performs Friday (8pm)

Thee Midniters performs Saturday (8pm).

Tickets are $20 for each show and are available at the Tropicana Laughlin



Cinco De Mayo Car Show
Tropicana
May 1st-2nd  (10am - Sunset)
North Parking Lot
Free to view cars

Over 150 cars are registered and will be on display.  If you want to show off your car, the entry fee is is $25.  Trophies to be awarded to winners in a variety of categories. People who want to enter their cars can still do so on the day of the event.


Pictures from 2014 - Photo Credit - Tropicana Laughlin 



Festival visitors can end the event with Sopas at Victory Plaza offering a choice of Menudo or Pozole served from 8am-1pm.on Sunday (May 3rd) for $5.99 per person.



Looking for another place to enjoy some music outdoors in Laughlin?


The Baja Riverwalk Festival is also this weekend at the Colorado Belle.  More Details



Ramon Ayala is playing at the Laughlin Event Center on May 2nd. 



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Baja Days Riverwalk Festival

Laughlin, NV



Coinciding with the Ramon Ayala Concert at the Laughlin Event Center, the Baja Days Riverwalk Festival takes place this weekend, May 1-3, 2015



Free live entertainment on the Loading Dock stage by the Colorado Belle will be provided by
Stinson Brother’s “Island Fever Band”



Festival Hours:
Fri 4 p.m.-10 p.m.

Sat 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
Sun noon-7 p.m.

Music is free! 
Beverages and food will be available for purchase. 



Cinco De Mayo Festival, Car Show, Dance Party is 
also taking place this weekend at the Tropicana Laughlin



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Apr 20, 2015

Hogs and Heifers Saloon - Laughlin River Run 2015


Laughlin, NV
Laughlin River Run 2015

Hogs and Heifers Saloon and Party Zone
Edgewater Casino 

April 22nd-25th 

(set up in the parking lot right near Casino Drive)








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Ms. Laughlin River Run Contest - 2015

Laughlin, NV
Laughlin River Run 2015

The Ms. Laughlin River Run 2015 Contest 
takes place at the Riverside Resort on Saturday, April 25th.   

Location:   Riverside Resort Outdoor Stage, next to the exhibit/vendor area

Time:  4pm

Note;  to participate you must be a registered participant of Laughlin River Run.





Video Clip of the 2014 Contest



Ms. Laughlin River Run 2013


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Laughlin River Run Bike Show - 2015



Custom Bike Show at the Laughlin River Run - 2015
Laughlin, Nevada

Presented by the Edgewater and Colorado Belle

Saturday, April 25th 

Registration is 8-10am.   

Judging and Public Viewing is from 11am to 3pm

The Awards Ceremony is at 3pm.

This annual custom bike show takes place this year in the Center Circle by the Colorado Belle Main Casino entrance.  Other years it was on the Riverwalk so be aware of the location change. 






Best in Show - 2014








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Laughlin River Run 2015 - Rules and Parking

Laughlin, NV



River Run - Rules and Parking   2015

Lt. John Healy of the Laughlin Metro Police substation estimates between 30,000 and 40,000 people will be in Laughlin for the River Run event.

There are just a few simple rules to keep in mind to help everyone have fun and be safe:

During the 2015 River Run event the following regulations will be in effect

  • No glass or cans permitted on Casino Drive. All beverages must be in plastic. 
  • No nudity.
  • No colors.
  • A curfew for minors (under 18 years of age) will be in effect from 6 pm-5am Thurs-Sunday.
  • Nevada has a mandatory motorcycle helmet law, which will be strictly enforced.
  • In Nevada, Motorcyclists are reminded that lane splitting is illegal. 


Safety 
More than 150 officers will be staged in Laughlin, with public safety agencies throughout the Tri-state area help directly with or ready and on call to provide assistance as needed. These include the Clark County Fire Department, the Nevada and California Highway Patrol, and the Bullhead City Police Department. Statistic from last year showed a safe year with minimum arrests. Officers are given a lot of discretion to write citations rather than taking someone to jail.


Driving
Be careful driving and be aware of motorcycles everywhere, especially when pulling out into traffic or making a left turn.  Parking and Traffic can be difficult at times.  Be aware of pedestrians (especially those not using the crosswalks) and motorcycles everywhere.

Some tips:  Bikers can obtain parking spots at reserved parking sections at most of the casinos.  They even offer reserved, secured lots (for a fee).  Space for cars is at a premium, and garages fill up fast.  Be patient and go earlier than you planned.  Valet fills up fast too and is usually limited to only guests of the hotel or players club members. Other parking spots include the Outlet Mall.  


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Apr 16, 2015

Ink Mayhem Tattoo Festival 2015

Laughlin, NV


Ink Mayhem
 
APRIL  22ND - APRIL 25TH

The Ink Mayhem Tattoo Festival will take place during the Laughlin River Run at the Laughlin River Lodge (formerly known as the River Palms).  

The show will offer a variety of attractions, including performers, entertainers, live tattooing, art fusion, daily tattoo contests, vendor areas, a Tattooed Biker Babe contest and celebrity artists. 
 

Schedule for the Festival


Tattoo Contests



Food and Entertainment


Ink Mayhem is produced by DERMAL KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTIONS 
See more info and a list of the artists at the show on their website at: www.dermalknowledgeproductions.net


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