LAS VEGAS, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fremont Street Experience will host a Fabulous 50's celebration on Friday, July 11 from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM, and Saturday, July 12 from 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Featured at the event on Friday night will be Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Coasters, whose numerous hit songs, including Yakety Yak and Charlie Brown, have led them to be labeled as the supreme comedians of rock and roll. The legendary Platters, whose famous hits such as The Great Pretender, catapulted them into fame in the 1950's, will highlight Saturday night's lineup. Also performing throughout this two-day event are musical groups Lil' Elmo & The Cosmos, SH Boom, Rock Around the Clock, Front Page News and Heart N' Soul. Plus a "main" light and sound show themed to the 1950's will play overhead on the world's largest electronic display, and Fremont Street Experience casino/hotels will sell 50's era food along the mall. Other features will include classic cars on display, strolling entertainers and look-a-likes. Additional activities on Saturday will include a dance contest in front of the Third Street Stage from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Registration will take place Friday from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM, and Saturday from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Fifty entries will be accepted and there will be a grand prize winner plus first, second and third place runners up. An award will also be given for the best costume or 50's attire worn by a contestant. Prizes are being provided by the Fremont Street Experience, Coca Cola USA, Fuji Film, Decor Imports, Rice To Read, Threadz, Linda Ray's Gifts, Animal World, Krazee Hats, Linebacks, Dr. Yo, Jewels of the Nile, Goldfathers, Silver Ridge Cigars and Nationalities. Every hour on the hour, beginning at dusk, the Fremont Street Experience light and sound shows, derived from over 2 million lights and 540,000 watts of concert quality sound, will come alive in the massive 90 foot high, 1400 foot long space frame structure. In addition to offering a variety of special events, the Fremont Street Experience is home to 35 restaurants, 5 buffets, 10,000 slot machines and an amazing light and sound show unlike any other in the world. The Fremont Street Experience casino/hotels have been named as "America's Loosest Slots" three years in a row by Casino Player Magazine due to over $26 million dollars that Fremont Street Experience casinos pay out daily. There is no admission fee for the Fabulous 50's celebration and the first five hours of parking are free in the Fremont Street Experience Parking Plaza, with validation at participating hotel/casinos. The Fremont Street Experience is a joint effort of the City of Las Vegas and the Fremont Street Experience Company, a group of 1O downtown casino/hotels - Binion's Horseshoe, California Hotel & Casino, Fitzgeralds Casino/Holiday Inn, Four Queens Hotel & Casino, Fremont Hotel & Casino, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, Golden Nugget, Jackie Gaughan's Plaza Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas Club and Main Street Station Casino, Brewery & Hotel.
SOURCE Fremont Street Experience