With its reputation as the Entertainment Capital of the World, there is no vacation that is quite as exciting as Las Vegas. Stunning entertainment graces the Strip, with such famous acts as the Cirque du Soleil and the Blue Man Group. The luxurious accommodations here are unparalleled, with the Egyptian themed Luxor Hotel and Caesar’s Palace offering historical-themed hotels, and the luxury of the M Resort and the Cosmopolitan round out some of the amazing Vegas venues.
And while you’re visiting the neon-lit city, check out the Las Vegas Soul Festival, happening on November 17! With a wide variety of performers, including Grammy Award Winner Ashanti, Keyshia Cole, Donell Jones, Carl Thomas, OT Genasis, Goapele, Yung Joc & more, you’re bound to have an amazing time at this wonderful musical festival. We at ResortsandLodges had a chance to sit down with the president, Jimmy Jay, for more details on the Las Vegas Soul Fest.
RAL: Tell us a little bit about the event.
JJ: This is the sixth annual Las Vegas Soul Fest! We have a huge line-up of stars, including Grammy Award Winner Ashanti, Keyshia Cole, Donell Jones, Carl Thomas, OT Genasis, Goapele, Yung Joc, Celebrity DJ Larose Royce, and many more.
RAL: How long has the event been running?
JJ: This will be its sixth year.
RAL: How many annual attendees do you draw?
JJ: Over ten thousand, and the number only keeps growing.
RAL: What demographic does your event attract?
JJ: We get families, couples, everyone! People travel from across the country and even the globe to attend the festival.
RAL: What makes this event unique?
JJ: The Las Vegas Soul Festival is one of Las Vegas’ premiere events. This star studded annual event hosts some of the entertainment industry’s most elite artists and performances. It’s a wonderful, family-friendly environment, with a packed weekend full of exciting events.
RAL: Take me through the event.
JJ: There will be the celebrity All White Party that is hosted on Friday, November 16, followed by the concert hosted on Saturday, November 17, with an afterparty that is hosted right after the concert.
RAL: What will the dining be like?
JJ: Las Vegas offers some of the world’s best in fine dining. There are plenty of amazing casinos to pick from, including The Park at MGM and the Top of the World Restaurant at the Stratosphere.
RAL: What is the atmosphere of the festival?
JJ: Fun filled excitement! This concert is going to be thrilling with non-stop performances with no set changes or show breaks.
RAL: Does the event support a special cause in the community?
JJ: Yes! We honor the community leaders of Las Vegas every year, including an Outstanding Achievement Award and an Outstanding Community Leader Award. We also sponsor the Las Vegas Soul Festival College Scholarship & Mentoring Program.These scholarships are awarded each year to assist with youth college education.
RAL: Why should people come to your event?
JJ: This is a great production that will have visitors with memories that will last a lifetime.
For more information, please check out the website here.