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Celebrity Judges Announced for Vegas Spin-Off DJ Contest

Grand Prize Includes Opening at Surrender Nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas has teamed up with world-renowned disc jockeys and music industry heavyweights to unearth and support new electronic music talent. The superstar panel includes LMFAO, DJ VICE, Markus Schulz and Sol Shafer.

Sponsored by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the Vegas Spin-Off contest seeks the latest electronic music prodigy whose passion for beats and rhythm translates to the turntables. Amateur spinners can listen, share and learn how to enter the competition at www.facebook.com/lasvegas.

Seven finalists will be selected and flown to Las Vegas to perform in a spin-off event at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Sept. 26. The finalists' live performances will be filmed and later judged by the entire celebrity panel with the winner announced shortly thereafter. Entries are currently being accepted, through Thursday, Aug. 18.

The grand prize winner will receive an all-expense paid, VIP trip to Las Vegas, the opportunity to open at Surrender Nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, a $10,000 in-home recording studio, $1,500 in PUMA apparel and a $500 Visa gift card.

ABOUT THE CELEBRITY JUDGE PANEL

LMFAO formed in 2006 and is made up of Redfoo (Stefan Kendal Gordy) and SkyBlu (Skyler Austen Gordy). Their "Party Rock Anthem" spent three weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and has consistently been referred to as one of the best summer songs of 2011.

Redfoo regularly performs at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and SkyBlu at Surrender Nightclub at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas. For more information about LMFAO, please visit www.marqueelasvegas.com or www.surrendernightclub.com.

DJ VICE jumped onto the turntables at the age of 13, his sights then set on one day riding the radio waves. He helped launch some of the biggest clubs in Las Vegas, including LAX Nightclub at Luxor Las Vegas, TAO Nightclub at The Venetian and Vanity Nightclub at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas.

DJ VICE is a resident DJ at TAO Nightclub at The Venetian, LAVO at The Palazzo and Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. For more information about DJ VICE, please visit www.taolasvegas.com, www.lavolv.com or www.marqueelasvegas.com.

Over the last 10 years, Markus Schulz has fused the individual musical identities of progressive house & trance into his own creative and now inimitable hybrid sound. In 2008, Schulz punched his way into the Top 10 of DJ Magazine's Top 100 chart, landing at number 8. In repeating the exact same achievement in 2009 and 2010, he now stands as one of North America's best club DJs.

Schulz regularly performs at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. For more information, please visit www.marqueelasvegas.com.

As Tao Group's Director of Special Operations and Music, Sol Shafer is all about making people dance. Previously working with Global Gathering, Godskitchen, Tiesto in Concert and Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto, Shafer currently keeps crowds coming with top-ranking DJ talent at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Tao Beach's Beatport Pool Party.

ABOUT THE LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With approximately 149,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 10.5 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.  For more information, go to www.VisitLasVegas.com.

SOURCE Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority



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