Saturday night platinum selling Singer, Songwriter & Self-taught Multi-instrumentalist Paul Rodgers will take the stage at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. Worldwide, musicians and critics have dubbed Paul Rodgers “THE VOICE”. Never before has any artist led three bands to international success until Paul Rodgers – Bad Company, Free and The Firm. He’s written, recorded, produced and released 30 albums since 1968 and has sold over 90 million records. Rodgers has also performed with Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Brian May, David Gilmour, Buddy Guy, Joe Walsh, Slash, Nils Lofgren, Charlie Watts, Bryan Adams and more. Mick Wall of Classic Rock Magazine states “Everyone knows that Paul Rodgers is one of the greatest singers in the world. What they are only just waking up to is that there may never be another like him.”
Friday night break out the Aqua Net and Spandex as SLAUGHTER, VIXEN and STEELHEART take the stage at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
In 1990 Slaughter hit radio, MTV and the U.S. touring circuit like a tornado- coming seemingly out of nowhere to roll through everything in its path and turn it upside down. Touring the world with bands that they loved, Kiss, Ozzy, and others meant the good times were just a song away, and their first hit single “Up All Night” certainly fit into that mold. Their second chart-topper, “Fly To The Angels” was more representative of the spirituality and awareness that goes into most of the band’s music and lyrics. But never were Slaughter more accurately represented that live onstage in front of their legions of devoted fans over the last ten years.
Vixen quickly built their reputation playing the infamous Sunset Strip and signed a major label deal with EMI. Vixen’s first hit single, “Edge of a Broken Heart” blasted onto the Billboard charts fueled by heavy video rotation on MTV. Their self-titled freshmen LP garnered two more knee droppers with “Cryin” and “Love made Me” both charting on the Billboard hot 100 top 40. It was the group’s live performances opening for the Scorpions, Ozzy and Bon Jovi that established Vixen as a premiere rock act to be taken seriously.
Steelheart is a band fronted by Miljenko Matijevic. Mili’s powerful voice and multi-octave range has become the heart and soul of the band. Although they began as a Hair/Metal band in the early 90’s, Mili has recently reformed the band and turned it away from the glam scene. Steelheart’s new sound is modern and edgy while still retaining overtones of Miljenko Matijevic’s roots. Writing, producing, Matijevic has fused his past, present and the future together, creating an undeniable piece of art.
The Rally kicks off Thursday night to the cool sounds of Soul-Country Singer Jared Blake, a member of “Team Blake Shelton” on season one of “The Voice”. All this at the Las Vegas BikeFest Rev It Up Kick-Off Party in the heart of Rally Central. Passionate and Powerful – two words that describe Jared Blake and his music. He brings his deep vocals and emotional delivery to every performance, and he has the same passion for his fans that he has for his music.
Event Manager, Mindi Cherry states, “We are very excited about the variety of music we are bringing to Las Vegas BikeFest this year. The soulful-country sounds of Jared Blake and 80’s /90’s hard rock of Slaughter, Vixen and Steelheart and then the classic rock of Paul Rodgers will make for a very entertaining event.” Cherry also mentioned, “We are excited to be partnering with the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center to present the headline entertainment on Friday and Saturday night.”
Tickets for the Friday and Saturday night concerts are included with all Party, Ultimate and VIP registration passes. Tickets may also be purchased separately at Ticketmaster.com or at the door the night of the concert.
The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center is an outdoor, urban venue in the heart of the downtown Las Vegas casino district. Owned by the D Las Vegas, the venue is located at 200 S. 3rd Street (corner of 3rd and Carson. For more information, visit their website at www.dlvec.com or contact the box office at 800-745-3000.
Las Vegas BikeFest 2015 will be held October 1-4, 2015 at our new location in the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street East. Registration and hotel information for the 2015 Las Vegas BikeFest is available on the event website, www.LasVegasBikeFest.com. Registration will be held at the headquarter hotel, the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino on the world-famous Fremont Street Experience. More information regarding vendor space or event registration can be found at www.LasVegasBikeFest.com, or by calling 1-866-BIKEFEST (1-866-245-3337).