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Military members get chance to be roadies for KISS

Now members of the Air Force will be part of the KISS army. The legendary rock band KISS is starting a residency at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in November and has selected three local, active military members to serve as roadies for a week during their stay.

Master Sergeant Jason Borkhuis of Nellis Air Force Base, Sergeant First Class Cory DeMille of the U.S. Army Reserves and Technical Sergeant Richard Reichert of Nellis Air Force Base were chosen by the band to be roadies.

The men will work closely with the KISS crew and be part of the VIP experience. They will also get video and photographs of their days as a roadie for the iconic band. They also get a complimentary hotel stay at the Hard Rock Hotel.

The KISS Rocks Vegas residency will be their band’s third time getting help from members of the military.

KISS Rocks Vegas starts Nov. 5 and lasts through Nov. 23. Tickets are available through the Hard Rock Hotel box office. 

Electric Daisy Carnival Returns in June

Electric Daisy Carnival Returns in June

The producers of one of the largest music festivals in the country announced Monday plans to bring the festival back to Las Vegas.

Insomniac says the Electric Daisy Carnival will return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 20 through June 22, 2014.

This year people who have attended the festival over the past three years will be able to get tickets first through the Headliner Loyalty Program. The passes will go on sale for 24 hours before the pre-sale of tickets.

The loyalty tickets will start selling at noon Pacific Standard Time, Nov. 25 through noon the next day. Early Owl Pre-Sale tickets will be available starting at noon on Dec. 2.

All tickets will be available through the Insomniac and EDC websites. Tickets start at $249 for general admission.

Legal Street Racing Returns to Speedway

Legal Street Racing Returns to Speedway

An annual effort to reduce street racing danger hits The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway at the end of the month.

MOPAR Midnight Mayhem will take place for a 12th year from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. June 28. It is open to any street-legal vehicle and any licensed driver.

Entry fee is $15 to race or ride along, and $5 admission for spectators. Restricted-area passes also are available for $15.

For more information, call 632-8213 or visit www.LVMS.com.

Friday, June 28 – Mopar Midnight Mayhem

Electric Daisy Carnival Announces Week of Events Before Festival

Electric Daisy Carnival Announces Week of Events Before Festival

The organizers of the upcoming Electric Daisy Carnival music festival have announced plans for the week-long series of events leading up to the three-day fete.

EDC Week 2013 will feature dozens of club shows, pool parties, and after hours events at some of the top nightclubs, dayclubs and pools on the Las Vegas Strip.

There is also a massive electronic dance music show at the Orleans Arena and a music business conference at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

All of the events are part of the sold out EDC festival being held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway June 21, 22 and 23.

For a list of events and advance tickets, go to electricdaisycarnival.com

EDC Access Still Available -- For a Price

EDC Access Still Available -- For a Price


Although tickets for next month’s Electric Daisy Carnival are sold out, a handful of high-dollar experiences are still available to get fans into the music festival.

Festival organizers say purchasing a VIP table experience from Marquee Nightclub is the last chance for fans to gain access to the festival, which will be held June 21-23 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Attendees 21 and older can take part in Marquee VIP viewing decks overlooking the main stages, known as Circuit Grounds and Kinetic Field. The VIP area is billed as an upscale nightlife escape complete with a private bar and lounge area.

Emerging Talent Sought for EDC

Emerging Talent Sought for EDC


The sold-out Electric Daisy Carnival is looking to add to its lineup of talent for next month’s event.

Insomniac, which organizes the EDC, is promoting the development of emerging dance music talent through what it calls the Discovery Project for the June 21-23 festival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Beginning in 2012 in conjunction with the Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas, the Discovery Project has provided emerging electronic dance music talent with the opportunity to gain exposure by playing at one of Insomniac’s festivals. Winners for the EDC, Vegas competition will perform on June 21 and 22.

Lights of Las Vegas Beckon with Holiday Glow

Lights of Las Vegas Beckon with Holiday Glow

A good recap of where to find holiday light displays this year

The Ethel M Chocolates' Cactus Garden, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Glittering Lights and more holiday events will attract Las Vegas Valley residents and guests celebrating the holidays.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal