By now most of you know that we are big fans of the Las Vegas Springs Preserve and not just because of the "Untold Stories" series we do there. It is an incredible preservation project that charts the history of water in Southern Nevada and we believe in the path they are on.
This Sunday, June 8th, the Springs is celebrating its first anniversary with all you can eat ice cream and more. Over a year ago in this very blog we suggested that some sharp promoter should book The Pickadillos and Killian's Angels on the same bill.
Well, the Spring's Jodi Molever is that sharp promoter and has done just that. This Sunday, if you don't go for the $6 admission fee or the free ice cream, go for some incredible music from two of the best local bands in Las Vegas.
The Pickadillos perform at:
12:40 - 1:30
3:45 - 4:30
You won't be disappointed.
Here's more info:
Since opening in June 2007, the Las Vegas Springs Preserve has entertained and educated hundreds of thousands of visitors with Grammy-winning artists, award-winning exhibits and a vision for a sustainable future. With 180 acres of LEED-certified building designs, museums, botanical gardens, galleries, trails and entertainment venues, the Springs Preserve has become a cultural hub for locals as well as for tourists seeking an off-Strip experience.
To celebrate a successful first year, the Springs Preserve will host an All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival on Sunday, June 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities will include improv comedy by Second City, live music by Killian's Angels and The Pickadillos, performances by Sharon Lynn's Celtic Storm Dancers, plus behind-the-scenes tours and opportunities to see the Springs Preserve's award-winning architecture. Tickets are $6 and include admission to the museums and galleries.
Keeping sustainability and conservation in mind, in its first year, the Springs Preserve:
- Produced enough electricity from its 2,200 solar panels to power about 80 homes for a whole year
- Saved 2,500 cubic yards of landfill space by coordinating, with the support of many community partners, the recycling and mulching of 19,000 Christmas trees
- Saved more than 1 million gallons of water by using artificial grass in place of sod in the 2,000-seat outdoor amphitheatre
As well, the Springs Preserve has been home to a variety of amazing events including the Winter Lights Festival, Cirque du Soleil 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk, World Water Day, Southern Nevada Cultural History Fair and Christmas Tree Recycling Program. The next year will bring many new and exciting happenings including the opening of the Nevada State Museum, a Haunted Harvest Festival and much more.
This event is made possible in part by the generosity of our community partners: Anderson Dairy, Whole Foods and AV Vegas.
You'll find us hanging around the stage listening to the second set of the Pickadillos. Stop on by and enjoy the day with us!