Peter Tork and Shoe Suede Blues at Henderson Events Plaza

Legendary former guitarist for The Monkees, Peter Tork, brings his Shoe Suede Blues to the Henderson Events Plaza on Water Street for Art Beat presented by Target, April 15th, 2011 at 8pm.  There will be pre-show events such as various art displays, demonstrations and local musicians starting at 5pm, leading up to show time.
Peter Tork, famously known as one of the four members of The Monkees, an American answer to The Beatles in the ’60’s, enjoyed great success with their made for TV phenomenon carrying the band’s name.  They were noted for their four chart topping albums, housing hits such as “I’m a Believer”, “Last Train to Clarksville”, “Daydream Believer” and “(I’m not your) Steppin’ Stone”.

Tork went on to pursue his solo career after his successful run with The Monkees and is currently working with his band, Shoe Suede Blues, which plays original blues music, hit songs by The Monkees and covers a lot of classic blues tunes by such legends as Muddy Waters.

The City of Henderson Department of Cultural Art and Tourism is proud to present such a legendary icon in music in its Henderson Events Plaza, located in the heart of Water Street, during Art Beat Presented by Target. 

The Henderson Events Plaza encompasses 2.7 acres with 60,000 square feet of programmable event space with a shaded tiered seating amphitheatre with seating and overflow available for 900 people.  It was Nevada’s first public outdoor events plaza completed in 2006.

Please visit our website at www.hendersonlive.com for more information, or call 702-267-2171. 

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Jake Shimabukuro plays Henderson Events Plaza

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro brings his complex and eclectic sounds to the Henderson Events Plaza during Art Beat on April 1st.  There will be pre-show events such as various art displays, demonstrations and local musicians starting at 5pm and the concert will start at 8pm with complimentary entry, no tickets needed.

Jake first became fascinated with the ukulele at the age of four and has played ever since.  He was first a member of the band Pure Heart back in 1998, who went on to win multiple awards through Hawaii’s version of the Grammys; Na Hoku Hanohano Awards.  He then played with the band Colon, co-started with former Pure Heart band member of the same name; Lopaka Colon.  In 2001, Jake left the band to pursue a solo career.

He is most noted for making sounds come from the ukulele that no one would expect, with the use of effect pedals, not to mention his complex and skilled finger work.  He has also shared the stage with Hawaiian born Bette Midler, playing during her rendition of the Beatles song “In my life”, during the Royal Variety Show in 2009.

We are very pleased to be able to offer the talents of Jake Shimabukuro to our Henderson residence at no cost, and welcome Las Vegas and Boulder City residence to join us, tourists as well.  It is certain to be a performance that will leave you speechless!

The Henderson Events Plaza encompasses 2.7 acres with 60,000 square feet of programmable event space with a shaded tiered seating amphitheatre with seating and overflow available for 900 people.  It was Nevada’s first public outdoor events plaza completed in 2006.

Please join us for this amazing event during Art Beat presented by Target.  Please visit our website at hendersonlive.com for more details.

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HSO Presents Young Artists Concert

The City of Henderson is proud to present the Henderson Symphony Orchestra as they play the Henderson Pavilion this Sunday, March 27th, 2011Young Artists Concert is the theme as HSO highlights some of the most talented youths in the music field.  The show is from 2pm to 5:30pm and is free to the public, no tickets neccessary.

Young artist set to share the stage with HSO are Tammy Hung, Grace Haeun Kim, Tussah Heera, David Chavez, Victoria Young and Tamas Toka.  HSO conductor and director Taras Krysa will lead this talent-filled performance in which is certain to entertain all that appreciate music at its finest.

Henderson Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 25th Anniversary, entertaining the residence of Henderson as well as Boulder City and Las Vegas fans alike. 

The Henderson Symphony Orchestra’s musicians include students, professionals, educators and retirees – people of all ages – from all walks of life – who share a common passion for music and devote hours each week to creating it together. It is a tradition that has continued for well over two decades with weekly rehearsals and eight to ten concerts each season. During that time, the Henderson Symphony has certainly experienced a profound evolution.

The Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism for the City of Henderson hope that you take part in this beautiful performance.  We are certain you will enjoy the show from beginning to end!

Please visit www.hsorch.org to learn more about the Henderson Symphony Orchestra and visit www.hendersonlive.com to learn more about upcoming events at the Henderson Pavilion, Henderson Convention Center and our Events Plaza.

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Jesse Cook performs at Henderson Pavilion

Guitarist Jesse Cook brings his blend of flamenco, rumba and salsa sounds to the Henderson Pavilion on April 28th, 2011 at 7pm.  Tickets are just $10 for assigned seating.

Jesse was born to parents in the entertainment industry, his Mother being a television director and producer and his Father a photographer and filmmaker.  His interest in the guitar started at an early age, as he was often seen trying to emulate the sounds of Manitas de Plata, a famous Gypsy guitarist, by his parents when he was just a toddler. 

1995 would be the year his career would take a turn for greatness, as he performed at the Catalina Jazz Festival after signing with Narada Productions. 

The Henderson Pavilion is honored to have a musician of Jesse’s stature play our 2,444+ capacity theater, and his fans are just as excited as well.  Please visit HendersonLive.com, phone us direct at 702-267-4TIX or come and visit us in person at 200 S. Green Valley Parkway to purchase.  We are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5:30pm.

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