Watch the Vegas Golden Knights Drop the First Puck at Topgolf Las Vegas
The venue also welcomes new comedy acts and live entertainment just in time for fall
LAS VEGAS – Sept. 28, 2017 – As the summer season slowly turns into fall, Topgolf Las Vegas welcomes the cooler weather with new entertainment for all guests to enjoy. Watch the puck drop for the first time at the Vegas Golden Knights opening night viewing party, have a hoot with an all-star cast of comedians bringing their wit and humor to the stage inside The Birdie Bar, and just a few steps away at The Toyota Yard, guests can rock out to a jam-packed musical lineup including the supersonic Tim Reynolds & TR3 and rock band Crystal Garden featuring Boyd Tinsley.
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS OPENING NIGHT VIEWING PARTY
The Toyota Yard transforms into the ultimate hockey hotspot as Topgolf teams up with Vegas Golden Knights to host the Opening Night Viewing Party on Friday, Oct. 6. Fans will have the opportunity to participate in a raffle and receive giveaway items including a free souvenir cup with complementary draft beer courtesy of Topgolf. The viewing party is free for all fans to attend and starts at 4:30 p.m., with the game starting at 5:30 p.m. After the viewing party, guests are invited to see the funk band Turkuaz rock The Toyota Yard stage.
TOPGOLF LAUGHS – COMEDY CLUB
Date: Sept. 29 & 30
Comedian: Greg Vaccariello
Description: Greg Vaccariello is a veteran of stand-up comedy and is on the road to becoming an accomplished actor. Having made his television debut on the NBC show “Ed,” Vaccariello has continued his acting career with appearances on the CBS show “The King of Queens” as well as recurring roles on the NBC show “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Law and Order: Criminal Intent.” Vaccariello has also appeared in several television commercials.
Date: Oct. 27 & 28
Comedian: Derrick Stroman
Description: Derrick Stroman has always had a quick wit comedic personality and has been making people laugh since he was a young boy in Bronx, New York. Along with making people laugh, Stroman can also connect with different types of audiences, making him a crowd favorite. As a father of three kids, two dogs, two cats, and the son of southern parents, Stroman brings his everyday life experiences from the east coast and brings them to the all the way to the west coast onstage.
Date: Nov. 24 & 25
Comedian: Graig Salerno
Description: Graig Salerno was born in New York, New York where he developed his dry sarcastic sense of humor that he now brings to stages and airwaves all over the country. Growing up in a family with a father who was a writer and professor of journalism, Salerno had the opportunity to live in several areas across the U.S. including New York, San Diego, Philadelphia, and the Midwest, finally settling on his own in Las Vegas. One night after being laid off from a job as a part-time salesman, he decided to go to an open mic and try his hand at comedy, thus permanently changing the course of his life. Salerno has now performed at clubs and colleges at every corner of the U.S. and some may have seen him performing stand up anywhere from the Las Vegas Strip to Broadway Comedy Club in Manhattan to the University of Reno, Nevada. Salerno also writes comedy and has been published in books such as “The Perfect Retirement Formula” along with briefly writing comedy for Man’s Life Magazine in New York City. Salerno has appeared on television and in movies including “Modern Family” and the 2016 “Jason Bourne” film.
SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES/EVENTS
Date: Friday, Oct. 6
Venue: The Toyota Yard
Description: Turkuaz is a nine-piece powerfunk outfit from Brooklyn, N.Y., whose modern take on the classic funk sound has established them as leaders in the funk revolution that’s currently taking place in the genre. Blending elements of pop, R&B, and soul with their distinct aggressive funk core, Turkuaz sounds like the musical love child of Sly & The Family Stone and Talking Heads. With the release of their new album, Digitonium, Turkuaz’s sound is more accessible than ever and poised to break out to a more mainstream audience. With a playful feel that evokes the best of ’80s dance music, Turkuaz’ tightly arranged songs are built on thick grooves, driven by powerhouse rhythm and horn selections, as well as four distinct vocalists. The group’s constant coast-to-coast touring since 2012 has earned them a passionate and dedicated national fan base that’s consistently growing. A dance band at their roots, Turkuaz’s live shows are high-energy, floor-shaking, visually appealing events filled with colorful clothing and choreographed dance moves that always leave attendees wanting more. Turkuaz’s crossover appeal has never been more evident, from a recent video performance going viral and receiving over 2 million Facebook views, to their music providing the soundtrack to New York Knicks games at Madison Square Garden, to constant rotation on Sirius XM Radio, Turkuaz is on the verge.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 7
Artist: 80’s Station
Venue: The Toyota Yard
Description: 80’s Station is Las Vegas’ finest 1980s tribute band. Featuring the two lead singers from long running ’80s band Loveshack, Matt Gucu (Devo) and Tiffany Fredianelli (Kate) have joined forced to do what they do best, the ’80s. The band consists of musicians who costumes emulate different musical celebrities from the 1980s. On any given night, one might see “George Michael” on the drums, “Sid Vicious” on the guitar, “Rick James” on the bass or “Flea” (Craig Martini) who has toured with Australia’s famous export, Men At Work. The show is complete with light choreography and the dynamic synergy of its two lead singers, both master of their craft. Together, the member of 80’s Station offer uncanny renditions of tunes from the MTV generation. The band’s successful formula has been working now for almost 20 years.
Date: Friday, Oct. 13
Artist: Empire Records
Venue: The Toyota Yard
Description: Turn on the radio and hear the ageless sounds that made everyone want to raise the roof. Look around and see people wearing flannel shirts, ripped blue jeans, and suspenders. Those were the days of our lives that began a “hipster” fashion trend. Fast forward to 2016 and all of that is still true. The biggest bands of the ’90s are even bigger and still rocking on the radio. Bands like Alice In Chains and Soundgarden are putting out new albums. Destiny’s Child reunited during the Super Bowl and Green Day is on Broadway. ’90s acts such as Boyz II Men, Celine Dion, and Shania Twain have residencies all over the Las Vegas Strip. Empire Records brings the ’90s music everyone wants. Empire Records the 90’s Experience is the eclectic soundtrack of smash hits and even more obscure jams, getting all the party people moving with a night that they will not soon forget.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14
Artist: Tim Reynolds & TR3
Venue: The Toyota Yard
Description: With a musical career spanning more than 35 years, guitarist, sonic innovator, and two-time GRAMMY nominee Tim Reynolds is known for his masterful command of melody and timing and his uncanny ability to improvise on any instrument he touches. Having explored most musical styles, from rock, jazz, and blues to classical and reggae, Reynolds’ wide-ranging musical versatility is evident each time he picks up his electric or acoustic guitar. Technically brilliant, yet emotionally honest, Reynolds’ music is inspired and authentic. It was in the mid 1980s in Charlottesville, Virginia when Reynolds founded his breakthrough electric power trio, TR3 (Tim Reynolds Trio), known for their fusion of funk, rock, and jazz. He toured with TR3 during the 1980s and 1990s, using a rotating cast of musicians. It was at this time he befriended Dave Matthews and their ongoing musical collaboration began. Reynolds eventually decided to relocate to Santé Fe, New Mexico and pursue a solo career. His musical progression continued throughout his many years on the road as a solo guitar wizard, playing for packed houses and to crowds who quickly determined that Reynolds is one of the most talented and thoughtful musicians on the circuit today. After a number of years in New Mexico, Reynolds relocated to the outer banks of North Carolina in 2007. After a chance meeting with two talented musicians, bass player Mick Vaughn and drummer Dan Martier, a few rehearsals later, and several stealth appearances throughout North Carolina, Reynolds decided to resurrect the electric TR3 and they’ve been touring ever since. TR3 released their first double live CD From Space and Beyond in June 2011. In 2009, their first studio CD Radiance was nominated for Home Grown Music Network’s Album of the Year. Electric, funky, operatic, and edgy, their show is a mix of updated Reynolds’ classics and wild covers including those from James Brown and Led Zeppelin to TR3’s ever-evolving catalogue of new material.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 4
Artist: Crystal Garden featuring Boyd Tinsley
Venue: The Toyota Yard
Description: Crystal Garden was formed in the fall of 2015 by Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley. In their short time performing together, the band has garnered much attention from music fans all over the U.S. Tinsley produced their debut album Let the Rocks Cry Out which was released in March of last year and the band has been on tour ever since in support of the record. Tinsley joins lead singer and guitarist Mycle Wastman, bassist Charlie Csontos, and drummer Matt Frewen on the road as they gear up to head west on their fall tour.
Topgolf Las Vegas
4627 Koval Lane
Las Vegas, Nev. 89109
Topgolf Las Vegas operates from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Bay pricing starts at $30 per hour for up to six players and varies depending on bay location and time of day. Nevada locals receive a 20% discount on bay time. General admittance into Topgolf is free of charge.
About Topgolf Las Vegas
Topgolf Las Vegas is located on eight acres just behind MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and boasts 107 climate-controlled hitting bays, two pools, cabanas, a concert venue, VIP suites, five bars, special event spaces, a comfort food-inspired menu with creative beverage offerings, a Callaway Fitting Studio, a Topgolf retail shop, and more. Spanning four levels and 105,000 square feet, the Topgolf flagship location in Las Vegas stands as the biggest Topgolf venue to date. Guests will find interactive golf games in the hitting bays that can host up to six players at one time, featuring lounge-style seating and HDTVs. Golf games can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels, tracking the accuracy and distance of players’ shots through Topgolf’s microchipped golf balls.
What started with twin brothers developing a technology to make golf scoring fun, has turned into a global brand focused on connecting people in meaningful ways. Today, Topgolf continues to blend technology and entertainment, golfers and non-golfers, children and adults – to create an experience that makes socializing a sport for everyone. No matter the occasion or who you share it with, we believe every great time starts with play, is fueled by food and beverage, moved by music and made possible through community. Every Topgolf venue features dozens of high-tech, climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort, a chef-inspired menu for year-round deliciousness and hundreds of Associates eager to help create the moments that matter. With 33 venues entertaining more than 10.5 million Guests annually, original content shows, next-gen simulator lounges, competitive tours, pop-up social experiences and the world's largest digital golf audience, Topgolf is truly everyone’s game. To learn more and view exclusive digital content, follow @Topgolf or visit www.topgolf.com.