Art Festival of Henderson – Mother’s Day Weekend 2012

The City of Henderson gets set to host its annual art festival in 2012 with the Art Festival of Henderson. Dates are Mother’s Day Weekend; May 12 and 13, 2012 and admission is complimentary. If you are familiar with our art festivals of the past, such as this year’s Art and All That Jazz, we will be focusing on artists of all genres once again, but with a different look and theme of the event exhibit.

We are currently looking for artists to participate in this festive and imaginative event. If you are within the artistic fields of Ceramics, Painting, Printmaking and Photography, Sculpture, Jewelry, Metal, Wood, Glass and Fiber, or Mixed Media, then we are looking for you! Please visit our official website for more information on applying and to download the official application. Application must be completed and returned before the cut-off date of March 19, 2012.

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City of Henderson celebrates Winterfest

Join us December 9 – 10 for our annual Winterfest event in the Water Street District!  This year’s theme is An Old-Fashioned Christmas Delight as we focus on traditional, Dickens-esque vibes and appearances while introducing for the first time in our event’s history, an All New Evening Light Parade!

Winterfest kicks off on Friday, December 9 from 6pm to 9pm with a Tree Lighting Ceremony, a performance by the Henderson Symphony Orchestra and tons of children’s activities to keep the little ones engaged and full of holiday spirit!

The event continues on Saturday, December 10 from 12pm to 8pm with more children’s activities, Visits from Santa, Horse and Carriage rides, strolling carolers, street performers, a Gingerbread House display, our annual Festival of Trees and a Craft Bazaar.  The evening caps off with our Evening Light Parade hosted by Sunny 106.5’s Melanie and Michael that starts at 5pm in which involves all participating floats being covered in lights!  Join in the holiday spirit as we fill the Water Street District with an illuminating display, brightening everyone’s hearts and eyes with true holiday comfort and joy! 

To learn more about Winterfest and ways you can participate in our Evening Light Parade, Festival of Trees and Gingerbread House contest, please visit us online at www.hendersonlive.com/special-events/winterfest

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Shakespeare in the Park returns with A Mid Summer Night’s Dream

The Shakespeare in the Park series has returned as The City of Henderson hosts The Las Vegas Shakespeare Company’s take on A Mid Summer Night’s Dream:  Four Parks, Four Weekends, For You!

A Mid Summer Night’s Dream is one of William Shakespeare’s most notable plays, and to see it brought to life by director Dan Decker and his talented cast and crew is sure to be a treat.  Stepping outside of the Shakespeare arena, the company brought a memorable and astounding performance to the Henderson Pavilion with their take on the classic; The Wizard of Oz, back in May 2011.  A lot of the actors in that performance have returned to partake in this Shakespeare classic and promise to bring a performance that is certain to be just as powerful.  You can learn more about the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company by visiting their website.

You can catch performances at four different Henderson parks, the first four Saturdays of October, at the listed locations:

Sonata Park:  October 1st

Discovery Park:  October 8th

Lake Las Vegas:  October 15th

River Mountain Park:  October 22nd

The City of Henderson’s Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism is proud to promote this annual event and we hope that Henderson residents as well as Las Vegas and Boulder City residents make one of these amazing four performances and enjoy a night of Shakespeare, the talents of the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company and a relaxing performance under the stars of our beautiful fall weather that is upon us.  Picnics and blankets are welcome and all performances are complimentary.  We are certain you will enjoy your time and the show!

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Super Run returns to the Water Street District in Henderson

Super Run, Southern Nevada’s Largest Car Show, makes its return to the Water Street District in Downtown Henderson September 23-25, 2011.  The event kicks off at The District at Green Valley Ranch Resort Casino on Thursday, September 22 with participant registration, cash prize drawings and entertainment.

Friday, September 23 launches the first day of competition.  Come on down and cheer for your favorite rides as they compete in roaring engines, slow drag and burn out competitions and cap the night off with a live concert performed by The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards.  Saturday, September 24 will host the remaining of competitions with more roaring engines, slow drag and burn out performances.  Bettie Page Clothing Company will present a ’50s Fashion Show at 7 pm on the 102.7 The Coyote/96.3 KKLZ Stage followed by a live performance by local country music rockers Against the Grain.  Sunday, September 25 wraps up the event with the awards presentation.  To receive more detailed information, please visit our website by clicking here.

Super Run is one of the biggest events on the Water Street District’s annual roster, and we are pleased to be working alongside the Las Vegas Cruisin’ Association to bring this event to life!  Don’t miss your opportunity to take place in this great event, and take in all that our Water Street District has to offer.  We are certain you will enjoy the event and the competition as a whole.

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300th Army Band plays Henderson Events Plaza

 

The 300th Army Band are set to play the Henderson Events Plaza for Art Beat presented by Target on June 24th, 2011.  The performance begins at 8pm and there will be pre-show activities starting at 5pm that consists of various art displays, demonstrations and local musicians.  Entry is complimentary, no tickets necessary.

The 300th Army Band started back in 1943 when it was activated for duty in London, England.  Having played currently through Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Texas, Washington and Nevada over the past 15 years, the military band makes another stop to our lovely city of Henderson for a performance of classical, patriotic and contemporary pieces.  How fitting with Independence Day just around the corner!

We at the Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism have been extremely grateful at the line up of performers we have been able to present to our residents during this run of Art Beat presented by Target.  Having The 300th Army Band cap things off on this exciting season at our Events Plaza is a great honor leading into the holiday season!

The Henderson Events Plaza encompasses 2.7 acres with 60,000 square feet of programmable event space with a shaded tiered seating amphitheater 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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The Motels play at Henderson Events Plaza

Legendary New Wave band The Motels will take our stage for one night only, Friday, June 17th at 8pm!  The performance begins at 8pm and there will be pre-show activities starting at 5pm that consists of various art displays, demonstrations and local musicians.  Entry is complimentary, no tickets necessary.

The Motels are highly noted for their big hits “Only the Lonely” and “Suddenly Last Summer”.  The band formed in 1971 under the name The Warfield Foxes and later changed their name to The Motels in 1975.  Lead singer Martha Davis reformed the band in 1998 under the name The Motels featuring Martha Davis and has been performing strong ever since. These days, she presents the band as either Martha Davis & The Motels or just simply The Motels.

We at the Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism have been extremely grateful at the line up of performers we have been able to present to our residents during this run of Art Beat presented by Target.  Having The Motels perform at our Events Plaza is sure to be a hit!

The Henderson Events Plaza encompasses 2.7 acres with 60,000 square feet of programmable event space with a shaded tiered seating amphitheater 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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The Grascals perform at Henderson Events Plaza

Friday, June 10th, 2011 The Grascals will be playing our Henderson Events Plaza on Water Street during Art Beat presented by Target.  The performance begins at 8pm and there will be pre-show activities starting at 5pm that consists of various art displays, demonstrations and local musicians.  Entry is complimentary, no tickets necessary.

The Grascals are a blue grass band hailing from Nashville, TN.  In 2005, they won an award via the International Bluegrass Music Association for Emerging Artist of the Year.  They have released three albums to date; the self titled The Grascals in which featured vocals by Dolly Parton on the Elvis Presley remake “Viva Las Vegas”, Long List of Heartaches and Keep on Walkin’

It has been a pleasure for the Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism to present so many musical talents at this year’s Art Beat presented by Target at our Henderson Events Plaza.  Having The Grascals on that roster is a great honor for us.

The Henderson Events Plaza encompasses 2.7 acres with 60,000 square feet of programmable event space with a shaded tiered seating amphitheater 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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Larkin Poe at Henderson Events Plaza

Musical greats Larkin Poe will grace the stage of our Henderson Events Plaza on June 3rd, 2011 for Art Beat presented by Target.  They will be performing at 8pm and we will have pre-show activities starting at 5pm that consists of various art displays, demonstrations and local musicians.  Entry is complimentary, no tickets necessary.

Larkin Poe consists of two sisters, Rebecca and Megan Lovell.  They are formerly of the trio “The Lovell Sisters”, in which eldest sister, Jessica, went away to college and then became engaged, thus the formation of Larkin Poe.    They currently have an EP available for download titled Winter on iTunes and Amazon.  They have released EP’s for all seasons, so to speak, previously with Spring, Summer and Fall.  Their music can be best described as bluegrass and Folk Rock with acoustic roots. 

The Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism has enjoyed every minute of  presenting so many musical talents at this year’s Art Beat presented by Target at our Henderson Events Plaza, and having Larkin Poe perform is a tremendous honor.

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

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Nevada Chamber Symphony at Henderson Events Plaza

The Nevada Chamber Symphony will grace our stage at the Henderson Events Plaza on Water Street for Art Beat presented by Target.  Show starts at 8pm and we will have pre-show activities starting at 5pm that consists of various art displays, demonstrations and local musicians.  Entry is complimentary, no tickets necessary.

Rodolfo Fernandez leads his orchestra in an awe inspiring display of great symphonic music with an outer space connection.  The NCS has been performing in the area and is celebrating its 26th season.  This is sure to be a performance that you will not want to miss!

The Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism has enjoyed every minute of  presenting so many musical talents at this year’s Art Beat presented by Target at our Henderson Events Plaza, and having the Nevada Chamber Symphony play our Henderson Events Plaza is a tremendous honor.

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

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Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband at Art Beat

Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband will be our  headlining act for our Art Beat presented by Target event at our Henderson Events Plaza at 8pm on Friday, May 6th.  We will have pre-show activities starting at 5pm that consists of various art displays, demonstrations and local musicians.  Entry is complimentary, no tickets necessary.

Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband was founded in the mid 1990’s in Ogden, UT.  They had released four studio recorded albums under their own record label before being signed in 2005 to Capitol Records.  They released the album Dream Big, in which had a debut single release of the same title that charted in the top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.  In 2008, the band signed with Montage Music Group.

Ryan Shupe developed the name “The Rubberband” based on his past experience with bands forming and then breaking up.  He wanted to create a band that would be “elastic” in their abilities to have members rotate in and out without disrupting the groove or changing its name.  The band’s sound is best explained as a little country, blue grass and some rock influence as well.

The Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism has enjoyed every minute of  presenting so many musical talents at this year’s Art Beat presented by Target at our Henderson Events Plaza, and having Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband join those ranks is the ultimate icing on the cake!

The Henderson Events Plaza encompasses 2.7 acres with 60,000 square feet of programmable event space with a shaded tiered seating amphitheater 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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