Rockabilly till you drop
Thu, Apr 9, 2009 (midnight)
The spring torrent that brings to Vegas the annual influx of all things Rockabilly has finally overspilled its banks and has had to move on to larger digs. Viva Las Vegas 12 (aka Rockabilly Weekend) arrives this Thursday through Sunday, April 9-12, to the Orleans after 11 years at the Gold Coast. The four-day music festival brings with it expected record crowds to take part in a burlesque competition, a pre-1963 car show, jive lessons and contests, a tiki pool party, vendors of vintage paraphernalia and almost nonstop live music from 1 p.m. to 7 a.m. from more than 50 bands and 15 DJs. Think your pomade can stand up to that?
Four-day tickets are available for $99 in advance, $125 at the door. Not listed on the website: If the event does not reach capacity by Saturday, $50 Saturday-Sunday two-day passes will be sold, subject to availability.
True to its namesake, The Orleans gives visitors a year-round Mardi Gras feeling with a New Orleans French Quarter environment.
Located just a short way from the center of gambling on the Strip, The Orleans offers a collection of attractions that helps to draw in a mix of locals and visitors.
In addition to the 1,885 hotel rooms and 134,000-square foot casino, the property has a 70-lane bowling center, an 18-screen movie theater, an 850-seat showroom and a 9,500-seat arena, home to the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team.
The hotel also has 14 dining options, including Canal Street, The Prime Rib Loft, Koji Sushi Bar & China Bistro and Big Al’s Oyster Bar.