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Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend #16

3/28/2013, 3/29/2013, 3/30/2013, 3/31/2013

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THE VIVA LAS VEGAS ROCKABILLY WEEKEND #16

The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, which began in 1998, is an annual 4-day music festival and car show that takes place over Easter weekend, Thursday March 28th- Sunday March 31st 2013. VLV has grown to be the largest event of it’s type in the world. It features bands and fans from all over the globe who come to experience Rockabilly & Original 50s Music, a huge Classic Car Show, Burlesque Competition, Vintage Fashion Show, Dance Lessons and Competition, Tiki Pool Parties held daily, Burlesque Bingo, over 120 Vendors, a Bowling event, The NEW Sailor Jerry Tattoo Lounge hosted by Stedfast Tattoo Parlor, and more.

Events are held in 6 different music venues within The Orleans Hotel and Casino, with additional areas on site for vendors and more. VLV has grown from the first year’s 1,200 people in attendance, to an attendance of 20,000. The VLV event has sold out in advance for the last few years, so attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets early. Price before March 8, 2013 $115 (There is a possibility this will sell out before March 8th).

This year’s VLV will feature 65 bands, including Little Richard, Dick Dale, The Rockcats, The Cleftones, a Janis Martin Tribute with Marti Brom & Rosie Flores and 20+ DJs performing nightly between the hours of 1pm and 7am. The 65 performers include Original 50s Stars of Rockabilly, legends of Rock ‘n Roll and Doo Wop, and current rockabilly bands from all over the world. (For full performer listings, go to: http://www.vivalasvegas.net/bands.)

On Saturday March 30th, The Viva Las Vegas Car Show takes place, which features 800 –1,000 vintage cars, which must be period correct, and pre 1963. This year’s car show has grown, and is moving to a new parking lot area. Performing the Car Show are: Little Richard, Dick Dale, The Rockcats, and more. Tickets for the Saturday car show area only can be purchased for $30 in advance and at the parking lot entrance the day of. Car Show area only 4-day tickets are $50. http://www.vivalasvegas.net/tickets

Vendors are open daily from 1pm – 2am, offering anything related to the scene: Vintage and reproduction clothing, event merchandise, records, CD’s, car accessories, bags, hair pomade, shoes, hats, posters, stickers, and more.

Lineup


  • * Little Richard
  • * Dick Dale
  • * THE ROCKATS
  • * VICKY TAFOYA and THE BIG BEAT
  • * PACHUCO JOSE y LOS DIAMANTES
  • * THE BLUE CAPS with Graham Fenton
  • * (a tribute to Gene Vincent)
  • * THE CLEFTONES Doo Wop Legends
  • * ALTON & JIMMY
  • * ANDY ANDERSON
  • * SID & BILLY KING
  • * LEE DRESSER & THE KRAZY KATS El Camino Real
  • * SI CRANSTOUN
  • * THE HAYSTACK HI-TONES – Holland
  • * MELLOW JO & THE HI-TONES – Holland
  • * MARY ANN & RAGTIME WRANGLERS – Holland
  • * GRAHAM FENTON – UK
  • * KIERON MCDONALD & THE HI TONES – Australia
  • * ANNIE & THE MALAGUETA BOYS – Brazil
  • * Ray Collins’ HOT-CLUB – Germany
  • * THE ROCKETS – Switzerland
  • * RUBY ANN – Portugal
  • * COOL CAT CRY – UK
  • * Janis Martin Tribute with Marti Brom & Rosie Flores
  • * Rip Carson
  • * The Hi-Q’s
  • * Phat Cat Swinger
  • * Rip Em Ups
  • * Lil’ Mo & The Dynaflos
  • * Nikki Hill
  • * Rockin Roy Orbison Show featuring Marcel Riesco
  • * Smokehouse Dave
  • * West Coast Ramblers
  • * Sabres (Pool party)
  • * Hi Lo Playboys
  • * Cash O’Riley
  • * The AquaSonics Surf Band (Pool Party)
  • * Hard Fall Hearts
  • * Rod & The Tone Masters
  • * Ernie Vargas & the Steady Rollers
  • * Dead Zed’s Chopper
  • * Rockin Rick & the Rhythm Wranglers
  • * Ernie Vargas & The Steady Rollers
  • * Crazy Joe
  • * The Devil’s Daughters
  • * Gamblers Mark
  • * Dawn Shipley & The Sharp Shooters
  • * Whiskey Kiss
  • * Golden West Trio featuring Miss Kay MarieThe Western Starlanders
  • * The Twistin’ Tornados
  • * La Cholita & The Kreeps
  • * Straight Shooter
  • * Johnny Deadly Trio
  • * Crown City Bombers
  • * Jonny B & The Avenues
  • * Danny Kay & The Nightlifers
  • * Eugene Chrysler
  • * The Rayford Bros
  • * Roy Rapid & The Rhythm Rock Trio
  • * Rattle Rockin Boys
  • * Maureen & The Mercury 5
  • * Jinx Jones
  • * Tennessee Voodoo Coupe
  • * Dixie Leadfoot & The Chrome Struts
  • * The Poppin’ Fire Crackers
  • * The Vintage Vandals
  • * Switchblade 3
  • * Moonlight Trio