By Dianne R. Davis
Photos by Dianne R. Davis or Burt Davis unless otherwise indicated.
Jeff Civillico Launches “The Weekend in Vegas” Thursdays nights at the Fountains at The Linq
Who knows about “The Weekend in Vegas”? How about Strip headliner Jeff Civillico. The star of his own 5:30 p.m. performance at the Flamingo has added a totally different show to his busy schedule. The personable performer who entertains audiences of all ages with his juggling, humor and antics is now hosting a show which can be seen live and without a ticket at the Fountain at the Linq.
Jeff chatted with Olivia Newton-John
This time, Civillico is the host, chatting with performers like Flamingo headliner Olivia Newton-John or introducing live acts such as Venetian headliners Human Nature.
Regulars include Pawn Stars expert Mark Hall-Patton, museum administrator of the Clark County Museum system aka “The Beard of Knowledge” who chats with the host and Dennis Rodman who goes out into crowded areas to find people willing to be married in a 60 second on camera ceremony.
Pray for good weather. This is an outdoor event with a portable two story studio which is put in place with the help of a crane starting before the sun comes up every Thursday. On the lower stage, audiences enjoy performances, interviews, and interactive segments including prize give-a-ways. Up top, visitors to the portable set will enjoy the talents of the weekend house band.
Jeff prepares for the 60 second wedding
Tapings continue every Thursday at The LINQ Promenade fountain from 9 to 11 p.m. A 30-minute version of the show airs every weekend on KTNV, the Las Vegas ABC affiliate owned by SCRIPPS BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, LLC. The full-length 60-minute version of the show streams online at Vegas.com’s Facebook page every Thursday at 6 p.m. PT. Clips of the show can also be viewed in-room by guests staying at Caesars Entertainment properties, and in taxis through Taxi TV. The show’s sponsors include Vegas.com, LiveNation, and Brooklyn Bowl.
Folks at Jeff's kick-off show were treated to a red carpet with celebs greeting the audience.
Donald Trump aka John Di Domenico
Adrian Zmed and Lyssa Lynn
Al B Sure!
Tommy Lama & Christie McQue
If the first show is any indication, this new production at the Linq will quickly become a go to event for tourists and locals as well.