¡Viva Las Vegas … y la Independencia!

¡Viva Las Vegas … y la Independencia!

Luis Miguel, Alejandro Fernandez, Enrique Iglesias and Marco Antonio Solis Among the Latin Performers Celebrating Mexican Independence Day in the Country's Top Travel Destination


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LAS VEGAS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — This September, some of the most prominent Latin artists, entertainers, and athletes arrive in Las Vegas to celebrate Mexican Independence Day and the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. Each year, thousands of Hispanics make their way to Las Vegas, a city already well known for world-class entertainment, to take part in the excitement and festivity surrounding the September 16th celebration.

Visitors will not be disappointed this year, as they will be accompanied by a host of A-list talent performing on the Las Vegas Strip; Five-time GRAMMY(R) winner Luis Miguel will perform at the Caesars Palace Colosseum September 12-15; leading Latin pop star Alejandro Fernandez brings his new tour “VIENTO A FAVOR” to the Mandalay Bay Events Center on September 15; Enrique Iglesias, who has had two Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles, comes to the Mandalay Bay Events Center on September 13; and Latin legend Marco Antonio Solis is preparing for his live performance at The Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms Casino Resort also on September 13.

The boxing world will also celebrate Mexico’s independence when reigning Ring Magazine World Lightweight Champion, Joel “El Cepillo” Casamayor, meets former two-division world champion, Juan Manuel Marquez, Saturday, Sept. 13, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in a 12-round championship bout.

Down The Strip, the 18th Annual Las Vegas International Mariachi Festival will be held at The Theatre for the Performing Arts in the Planet Hollywood Resort on September 13, where visitors can delight in the unique sounds of the guitar accompanied by traditional Latin vocals during this four-hour music and dance extravaganza celebrating Mexican heritage.

Packing an entire vacation’s worth of fun into one trip has never been easier than in fabulous Las Vegas. Whether it’s the hottest new headliner, a chic restaurant opening or a VIP event at a trendy nightclub, there is always something exciting happening in Vegas.

There’s a good reason why Las Vegas is called the “Entertainment Capital of the World.” The biggest shows and brightest stars are within walking distance on the famed Strip. Elton John, Bette Midler and Cher have taken over The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, while Barry Manilow performs at the Las Vegas Hilton. The curtain rises on Mamma Mia! at Mandalay Bay and Jersey Boys at The Palazzo, while five different Cirque du Soleil shows entice guests to enjoy a different world. Cirque du Soleil’s sixth addition to The Strip, Criss Angel’s Believe, premieres in October.

Las Vegas has redefined the culinary and wine experience by offering world-class restaurants, more Master Sommeliers than any other city in the world, more wine sold per capita than in any other destination and the most comprehensive collection of celebrity chefs, including Guatemalan native Eduardo Perez, who command their own fan base of fine diners and culinary enthusiasts. Perez worked his way up within the renowned Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group family, and is now the executive chef of Trattoria del Lupo at Mandalay Bay.

As the dining scene evolves in Las Vegas, new restaurants continue to open nearly every month, providing unique experiences for repeat visitors. Some of the many new restaurants include: Mario Batali’s first steakhouse Carnevino and fiery Brazilian SUSHISAMBA in The Palazzo, Payard Patisserie & Bistro at Caesars Palace, RUB BBQ inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Kerry Simon’s Simon at Palms Place and Hard Rock Hotel’s AGO. Stephen Hanson and B.R. Guest opened Dos Caminos Las Vegas, at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino, the first outside of New York City.

Enter any casino resort and discover amazing shopping opportunities around every corner. From Manolo and Jimmy Choo to Prada, Fendi, Louis Vuitton and Gucci, more than 700 different retail outlets and 11 million square feet of shopping fill the destination. One-of-a-kind shopping venues include Wynn Esplanade, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Mandalay Place, Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood, Via Bellagio, Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, Fashion Show Mall, Town Square and The Shoppes at Palazzo. For those looking to really indulge, The Strip is home to the Penske/Wynn Ferrari-Maserati dealership, as well as Lamborghini Las Vegas in The Palazzo.

For even more reasons to get to Vegas right now, go to www.VisitLasVegas.com

ABOUT THE LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With approximately 136,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 9.7 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.VisitLasVegas.com .

¡Viva Las Vegas … y la Independencia!