Monday, May 17, 2010

Summer of the 70's invades Fremont Street

Following last year's "Summer of 69" theme, this year Fremont Street downtown will host the "Summer of the 70's."

All summer long there will be 70's related headliners and tribute bands along with special 70's shows on the "Viva Vision" jumbo-tron.

Headliner Schedule: (1st or 3rd Street Stages) Concerts start at 9 p.m.

Gloria Gaynor - May 29 for Memorial Day Weekend (3rd Street Stage)
I will Survive, Never Can Say Goodbye, I Never Knew

Sweet - June 5 during the Vegas Cruise car show weekend (1st Street Stage)
Ballroom Blitz, Fox on the Run, Love is Like Oxygen, Little Willy

Little River Band - July 3 for Fourth of July Weekend (3rd Street Stage)
Lady, Lonesome Loser, Reminiscing, Cool Change

Ultimate Elvis Weekend - July 23-24 featuring the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest (1st Street Stage), times TBA

Blue Oyster Cult - August 14 for Hot Rockin' Weekend (3rd Street Stage)
(Don't Fear) the Reaper, Burnin' For You, Godzilla

Jefferson Starship - September 4 for Labor Day Weekend (1st Street Stage)
White Rabbit, Don't You Want Somebody to Love, Miracles, Jane, Count on Me, Ride the Tiger

Tribute Band Schedule: (3rd Street Stage) Shows are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 p.m. to midnight. There will be a total of three sets, each starting after the top-of-the-hour Viva Vision shows.

Original KISS Army - KISS tribute - June 8-12 (

Draw The Line - Aerosmith tribute - June 15-19 (

Desperado - Eagles tribute - June 22-26 (

Highway to Hell - AC/DC tribute - June 29-30, July 1-2 and July 4 (

Platinum Rockstars - Classic Rock Tribute band emulating Foreigner, Boston, Van Halen and Led Zeppelin - July 6-10 (

Rockin' the Paradise - Styx tribute - July 13-17 (

Heart Alive - Heart tribute - July 27-31 (

Wild Heart - Fleetwood Mac tribute - August 3-7 (

Escape - Journey tribute - August 17-21 (

Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones tribute - August 24-28 (

"Fremont Street Fever" Schedule: (1st Street Stage)

Thursdays through Mondays at 9:15 p.m., 10:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m.
Produced by Face Productions, this original production will be a 35-minute show full of high energy singing and dancing to the most popular disco songs of the '70s.

Viva Vision Schedule:
From 8:30 p.m. through midnight on weekdays and 8:30 p.m. through 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays

8:30 p.m. - "Don McLean's American Pie"
9:00 p.m. - "The Doors - Strange Days in Vegas"
10:00 p.m. - "A Tribute to Queen"
11:00 p.m. - "KISS Over Vegas"
Midnight - "Signs of Life by John Van Hamersveld" (Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays) or "George Thorogood's Bad To The Bone" (Mondays, Wednesdays)
1 a.m. (Fridays & Saturdays only) - "George Thorogood's Bad To The Bone"

For complete information on the lineup of headline concerts and nightly entertainment throughout the summer, visit to plan an experience that will take you back to the '70s.

"Summer of the '70s" is sponsored by Corona Extra, Corona Light, Cruzan Rum, Modelo especial, Sauza Tequila Hornitos and Stoli Vodka. There will be beer and liquor drink specials available at all outdoor bars on Fremont Street Experience every night throughout the summer.

Source: Fremont Street Experience Press Release.