VIVA LAS VEGAS #21 SHOW INFO

Posted on October 11th 2017 | Comments Off on VIVA LAS VEGAS #21 SHOW INFO

YOU ASKED AND WE DELIVERED: Two of the largest shows at VLV21 will take place in The Orleans Arena so that you don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn to get tickets!

The STARS OF SUN ROCKABILLY SHOW and THE BURLESQUE SHOWCASE will be held in the Arena on Friday night.  You will not need to get advance tickets at the crack of dawn after a night of serious partying. Your Hi Roller wristband will get you in and there is plenty of room!

Burlesque Showcase Friday Night. Dita Von Teese opened and closed the shows!
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MUSIC HIGHLIGHT: JERRY LEE LEWIS!

Posted on October 9th 2017 | Comments Off on MUSIC HIGHLIGHT: JERRY LEE LEWIS!
We are so excited to have Jerry Lee Lewis at the Car show this year! This Rock 'n Roll legend just celebrated his 82nd birthday on Sept 29th!

Jerry Lee Lewis was born on September 29th, 1935, in Ferriday, Louisiana. He began playing the piano at age 9, copying the styles of preachers and black musicians that traveled through the area. He signed with Sun Records in 1956 and quickly became a star. He was the first person inducted into the first class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

With his innovative and flamboyant piano playing style, Jerry Lee Lewis emerged as one of rock music’s early showman in the 1950s. His musical talents became apparent early on in life. He taught himself to play piano and sang in church growing up. Lewis listened to such radio shows as the Grand Ole Opry and Louisiana Hayride. Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams and Al Jolson were some of his early influences.

When he was 10, Lewis’ father mortgaged the family farm to buy Jerry Lee his first piano. He gave his first public performance at the age of 14, wowing the crowd gathered for the opening of a local car dealership with his piano prowess. With little formal education, he basically gave up on school around this time to focus on his music.

Lewis eventually ended up in Memphis, Tennessee, where he found work as a studio musician for Sun Studios. In 1956, he recorded his first single, a cover of Ray Price’s “Crazy Arms,” which did well locally. Lewis also worked on some recording sessions with Carl Perkins. While working at Sun, he and Perkins jammed with Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. This session by the “Million Dollar Quartet” was recorded at the time, but it was not released until much later.

In 1957, Lewis became a star with his unique piano-driven sound. “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” became a hit on the pop, country and R&B charts. By this time, Lewis had also developed some of his famous stage antics, such as playing standing up and even lighting the occasional piano on fire. He had such energy and enthusiasm in his performances that he earned the nickname “The Killer” for the way he knocked out his audiences.

Lewis was on a roll with his next single, “Great Balls of Fire,” proving to be another big hit in December 1957. The following March, Lewis struck again with “Breathless,” which made into the Top 10 of the pop charts.

In the 1960s, Lewis returned to the music of his youth. He found a new career as a country artist, scoring a hit with 1968’s “Another Place, Another Time.” Lewis recorded several country albums over the next few years, including 1970’s Olde Tyme Country Music and 1975’s Boogie Woogie Country Man.

When he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s first class in 1986, there was a strong resurgence in his rock & roll career and music. A new generation of listeners got introduced to Lewis through the 1989 biopic “Great Balls of Fire”, when Lewis was played by actor Dennis Quaid.

This nearly lifelong musician and singer continues to record new music and perform around the world. For 2006’s “Last Man Standing”, Lewis sang a number of rock, blues and country classics with some help from such famous admirers as Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Buddy Guy. Collaborator Kristofferson described Lewis as “one of the few who can do rock ‘n’ roll, country or soul, and every song is authentic.” He told USA Today that Lewis is “one of the best American voices ever.”

In April of 2013 Lewis opened Jerry Lee Lewis’ Café & Honky Tonk on historic Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. It is filled with one of the Killer’s pianos, a motorcycle, photos, and memorabilia, along with great food and live music. In October of 2014 The Killer released his first ever biography with Pulitzer Prize winning author Rick Bragg. “Jerry Lee Lewis – His Own Story” came out to critical acclaim.

As he looks back on six decades of music and what the future holds, Lewis says he’s grateful. “I just think it’s a blessing from God that I’m still living… and I’m still rocking.”

Lewis spends most of his time-off at his “Lewis Ranch” in Nesbit, Mississippi, where he is happily married to his wife Judith, since March 9th, 2012.

 
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VLV #21 WRISTBAND INFO!

Posted on October 5th 2017 | Comments Off on VLV #21 WRISTBAND INFO!
In case you haven’t heard,  We have a new process in place for ticketing and wristbands for those purchasing HI-ROLLER PASSES:
HI-ROLLER PASSES will now be RFID wristbands. Each wristband has a chip in it that is programmed to be unique to you. As you go into each venue, it will be scanned for authenticity.
 
USA & CANADA - when you buy your tickets online, it will show as 'delivery by mail' for which there is a $7 per order (no per ticket) shipping charge.
A few weeks before VLV your wristbands will be mailed to you so you can activate the RFID chip from home. Upon arrival at VLV you will NOT need to check in. Just put on your wristband and will be scanned as you enter a venue.
 
REST OF WORLD - If you are from outside the USA/Canada, your wristbands will NOT be mailed to you. The ticket purchasing will show 'Will Call'. You will receive an email confirmation then your bar coded tickets will be emailed to you in early January. Bring your bar coded tickets to the check in and we will exchange it for an RFID wristband. ID's or passports will be checked against tickets so the purchaser must be present.
THE MAIN VLV CHECK-IN IS MOVING!
It will now be in the Ticketing area of The ARENA where we have more space, more light, no smoking. This should be a big improvement.
ALL CAR SHOW TICKETING REMAINS THE SAME AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS.
Getting Excited yet? Here's a slideshow of people and events from our anniversary last year- Viva Las Vegas #20!
 
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Original acts at VLV20

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Wild Records at VLV20

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VLV20 – FREE CD

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VLV20 Big D commercial

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Sunday night show commercial

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VLV20 Flyers now available

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