With New Year's Eve kicking off a long-holiday weekend this year, it was announced that firework displays will return to famed Las Vegas Strip.
Las Vegas Events and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced today that the New Year’s Eve celebration known as America’s Party: Las Vegas New Year 2010 will include a spectacular fireworks show fired from seven rooftop locations along the Las Vegas Strip.
The firing locations (from the south, heading north) include the following resort properties: MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood, Aria, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island (TI), Venetian and the Stratosphere.
Fireworks by Grucci of New York will again coordinate the pyrotechnic display. Locally, Fireworks by Grucci has produced many of Las Vegas’ largest special events and grand openings, including the official Las Vegas Centennial celebration.
In addition to designing the pyrotechnic display, Fireworks by Grucci will work directly with the Clark County Fire Department and Building Services to ensure both fire and structural safety guidelines.
“We are moving the fireworks show back to where it should be,” said LVE President Pat Christenson. “Fireworks by Grucci, the Clark County Fire Department and Building Services and the individual resort properties have worked tirelessly since January of this year to address the fire and structural safety issues associated with firing the show from the rooftops. Our goal each year is to design a show that is befitting of this city and provides a great backdrop for the thousands of revelers on the Strip.”
According to the LVCVA, Las Vegas hosts several hundred thousand visitors for New Year’s Eve.
"Las Vegas continues to be the best venue in the world to ring in the New Year," said Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the LVCVA. "The fireworks will culminate an evening of celebrity-hosted events at nightclubs, special dining experiences at restaurants, live music at the Fremont Street Experience downtown and much more. There is no other destination that offers the excitement on New Year's Eve."
The pyrotechnic show will display the letters LV along with such effects as blue comets, a golden kamuro, silver palm trees and multicolored peacock tails.
The New Year’s show, which will last 7 minutes, 11 seconds, will feature about 96,000 aerial bursts launched from the rooftops of seven casinos along the Strip.
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Downtown, the Fremont Street Experience party will feature "TributePalooza," a collection of classic rock acts playing the music of Aerosmith, Depeche Mode, Guns N' Roses, INXS, Led Zeppelin, No Doubt, U2 and Van Halen. FSE will also have a live fireworks show. The event begins at 6 p.m. and there is a $10 charge for locals. The event was free last year.
"It's a nominal fee. It won't break anybody," Goodman said. "The priority is to have a great party."
Las Vegas' famed Fremont Street Experience is ready for a rockin' New Year's 2010 Weekend celebration with its 2nd Annual TributePalooza. The spectacular New Year's Eve includes live concerts by eight of the world's best tribute bands, a 2009 year-in-review show on the Viva Vision screen, followed by a countdown to midnight with Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and then Fireworks by Grucci under the canopy choreographed to virtual fireworks on Viva Vision.
TributePalooza bands will deliver performances emulating classic favorites Aerosmith, Depeche Mode, Guns N' Roses, INXS, Led Zeppelin, No Doubt, U2 and Van Halen. Plus, there will be a live stage show, Jimi Hendrix and the Psychedelic Ride.
New Year's Eve is the only day of the year with ticketed admission to Fremont Street Experience. Wristbands are $10 for locals with valid Nevada ID and $20 for out-of-state visitors. Fremont Street Experience is restricted to persons 21 and over on New Years Eve. Wristbands can be purchased in advance by calling 702-678-5600.
The street will be packed with action while the giant Viva Vision screen dazzles with a light-and-sound extravaganza 90 feet above the street. The five blocks of the fabulous Fremont Street Experience, home to 10 legendary casinos, will be transformed into the biggest private party in Las Vegas, with upwards of 30,000 people in attendance.
Revelers are invited to celebrate the dawn of a new decade in true Las Vegas fashion at the citys one-stop outdoor entertainment venue. The night will be filled with music as the eight ultimate tribute bands will provide continuous live concerts on both 1st Street and 3rd Street stages from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. The performance schedule is as follows:
6 - 7:15 p.m.
INXS-IVE (INXS) 1st Street Stage
The Joshua Tree (U2) 3rd Street Stage
7:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Blasphemous Rumours (Depeche Mode) 1st Street Stage
Fan Halen (Van Halen) 3rd Street Stage
9:15 - 10:30 p.m.
No Duh (No Doubt) 1st Street Stage
Led Zepagain (Led Zeppelin) 3rd Street Stage
10:00 -11:15 p.m. and 12:15 a.m.
Jimi Hendrix and the Psychedelic Ride Main Street Stage
11,11:45 p.m. and 12:15-1 a.m.
Aeromyth (Aerosmith) 1st Street Stage
Appetite for Destruction (Guns N Roses) 3rd Street Stage
The New Year's Eve celebration at the Fremont Street Experience brings crowds of partygoers to Downtown Las Vegas every year and has become a tradition for visitors and locals alike. Fremont Street Experience continues the 2010 launch party throughout the holiday weekend with Rock `N Recovery free concerts on Friday, January 1 and Saturday, January 2.
About 250,000 people are expected to be on the Strip, with more than 30,000 downtown.