The Fremont Street Experience To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo; International Singing Sensation Pedro Fernandez to Perform

Apr 28, 1997, 01:00 ET from Fremont Street Experience

    LAS VEGAS, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a highly successful, first
 annual Mardi Gras event held this past April 11 and 12, the Fremont Street
 Experience entertainment promenade is gearing up for a lively, two-day Cinco
 de Mayo celebration.
     Presented by Las Vegas Events, the Cinco de Mayo event will be held
 Friday, May 2, from 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 3, from
 1:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.  Festivities will include a variety of live music with
 international appeal, Mexican-style food, comedy and strolling entertainment.
     On Friday evening, the fast paced, high energy comedy team of Mario &
 Daniel will take the stage with their original, unique style of humor, which
 has entertained audiences internationally for the past twelve years.
 Songstress Guadalupe Pineda will dazzle the audience with her romantic musical
 stylings, and Mariachi Sol De Mexico will captivate the crowd with their high-
 stepping arrangements.
     International singing sensation Pedro Fernandez will headline Saturday's
 line-up, accompanied by Mariachi Sol De Mexico.  Plus, Mario & Daniel will
 return to the stage for an exciting visual finale, combining their incredible
 improvisation skills with physical comedy.
     Radio and television personality, Humberto Luna, known as the "Johnny
 Carson of Spanish Television," will make a special appearance on Friday and
 Saturday evening.
     In addition, colorful strolling Mariachis and other street performers will
 entertain throughout the promenade on both days of the event, and every hour
 on the hour, beginning at dusk, the Fremont Street Experience light and sound
 shows will play throughout the massive space-frame canopy.
     Fremont Street Experience casino/hotels will prepare a delicious selection
 of Mexican food specialties throughout the course of the two-day event and
 will provide ancillary entertainment and decor.
     "Our objective is to create a cultural experience that will appeal to a
 wide range of guests," said Mark Paris, President & C.E.O. of the Fremont
 Street Experience.  "The support of the Hispanic business community has been
 essential in helping us to do so."
     There is no admission fee for the Cinco de Mayo celebration, and the first
 five hours of parking are free in the Fremont Street Experience Parking Plaza,
 with validation at participating casino/hotels.
     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