MITCH POLZAK TO PERFORM VIVA LAS VEGAS ROCKABILLY WEEKEND CAR SHOW SAT. APRIL 21ST! VIVA LAS VEGAS ROCKABILLY WEEKEND CAR SHOW ON SAT APR 21ST FEATURES THE STRAY CATS & ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAMERS, JERRY LEE LEWIS & DUANE EDDY! VLV CAR SHOW SHOWCASES 800-1000 CLASSIC CARS, 5 BANDS & A PIN-UP CONTEST VLV TURNS 21, AS THE LONGEST RUNNING MUSIC FESTIVAL IN LAS VEGAS! STRAY CATS REUNITE FOR THE FIRST U.S. PERFORMANCE IN OVER A DECADE AT VIVA LAS VEGAS ROCKABILLY WEEKEND , SAT. APRIL 21!
As part of the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend , we are proud to announce that at this year’s VLV Car Show Saturday April 21st at The Orleans Hotel and Casino , we will have performances by Rock n Roll Hall of Famers, “The Killer” Jerry Lee Lewis and Duane Eddy , as well as Iconic ‘80s Rockabilly trio, The Stray Cats, who are gracing the stage together for the first time in America in over a decade. The VLV Car Show showcases 800-1,000 Classic Cars as well as famous cars from the movies , and is all ages and fun for the whole family. Original Stray Cats Founding members Brian Setzer, Lee Rocker and Slim Jim Phantom have all played Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend with their solo acts in the past, and are honored to grace the stage together again at the Viva Las Vegas Car Show. They sold nearly 10 million albums! Their massive hits and videos include: “Runaway Boys," "Rock This Town," "Stray Cat Strut” "(She's) Sexy + 17," and "I Won't Stand in Your Way." We are thrilled to have “The Killer” Jerry Lee Lewis perform. His hits "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire" shot him to fame worldwide in the 50s. He has been described as "rock & roll's first great wild man." Lewis has a dozen gold records in both rock and country. He won several Grammy awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. Lewis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, and his pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the inaugural class inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Duane Eddy had a string of hit records In the late 1950s and early 1960s, which were noted for their characteristically "twangy" sound, including "Rebel Rouser", "Peter Gunn", and "Because They're Young". He sold over 12 million records and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2008. Also performing are: Hot Rod Lincoln, Mitch Polzak, and Crazy Man Crazy. Hot Rod Lincoln's sound lies in the tradition of '50s rockabilly and early rock & roll. They won Best Roots/Rockabilly/Swing Band at the 1997 San Diego Music Awards, and have been entertaining audiences since 1993. Mitch Polzak performs Rockabilly from the late 50’s Sun Records era, Guitar instrumentals, as well and Honky Tonk and Truck driving music. He’s been entertaining audiences worldwide since 1999. The Viva Las Vegas Car Show features 800 –1,000 vintage cars, all pre-1964, as well as the Annual VLV Pin-up Contest. One day tickets are available for this show. DATE: Saturday April 21st TIME: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. WHERE: Viva Las Vegas Car Show, The Orleans Hotel, 4500 W. Tropicana, Las Vegas. TICKETS: BUY A TICKET HERE! ABOUT VIVA LAS VEGAS ROCKABILLY WEEKEND: VLV is the largest event of its type in the world, featuring over 100 bands, 20+ DJs, and fans from all over the globe, who come to experience Rockabilly & Original 50s Music, a Classic Car Show, Burlesque Competition, Vintage Fashion Show, Dance Lessons and Competition, Tiki Pool Parties, swimsuit contests, Burlesque Bingo, Pin-Up Beauty Academy, Pin-Up Contest, over 120 Vendors, a Bowling event, Tattoo Lounge and more. VLV attracts the most eye-catching, stylish, head-turning people you will ever see in one place. VLV is promoted by Tom Ingram, who has been actively involved in the Rockabilly scene for 40 years. The festival is 4 days of non-stop events April 19-22nd, selling out in advance 10 years in a row, with over 9,000 attending the four-day festival and up to 20,000 people attending the Saturday Car Show. The Car show Saturday April 21st is the only event of the festival which fans can purchase a one-day ticket for.