Party like it’s 1969

Get your tie-dye shirts, hippie dresses and circle-rimmed glasses ready!

From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, visitors can travel back in time to 1969 at the Fremont Street Experience.

“It will be a groovy summer of music, entertainment and lots of fun,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience.

For the entire summer, guests can enjoy free concerts and spectacular laser shows at Fremont Street Experience’s “Summer of ’69: Vegas or Bust” festival. Nightly entertainment includes cover bands and tribute artists, theatrical performances with costumed entertainers, new Viva Vision shows paying tribute to the year 1969 and special guest appearances.

Below is information for dates and headliners:

May 23-25: “Memorial Day Weekend: Celebrate & Remember.”
Featured artists: The Guess Who on May 23 and Blood, Sweat & Tears on May 24.

June 5-7: “Vegas Groovy Cruise” features classic cars plus muscle cars from 1969.
Featured artists: Rare Earth and Bill Haley’s Comets on June 6.

July 3-5: “American Pie 4th of July” commemorates Independence Day weekend with the Viva Vision show “Don McLean’s American Pie.” The Evening of 4th of July showcases a virtual fireworks show on the Viva Vision canopy.
Featured artists: Janis Joplin’s Original Band Big Brother & The Holding Company on July 3 and The Grass Roots on July 4.

July 16-26: “One Giant Leap: 40th Anniversary of Moon Landing” commemorates the launch of Apollo 11 and the landing of the moon.
Featured artists: Jefferson Starship on July 18 and 5th Dimension July 25.

August 14-16: “Woodstock TributePalooza: 40th Anniversary of Woodstock” relives the historic music festival of 1969.
Featured artists: Tribute artists pay homage to Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, Joe Cocker, The Grateful Dead and others.

Sept. 4-7: “Labor Day Weekend: End of Summer: What a Bummer Bash” closes the summer concert series.
Featured artists: Canned Heat on Sept. 5 and Three Dog Night on Sept. 6.

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Yeah, man. You don’t want to miss out. Bring your friends and share the love because it’s going to be groovy!


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