The Smith Center to Celebrate Nevada's Sesquicentennial with All-Star Concert, 9/22

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The Smith Center to Celebrate Nevada's Sesquicentennial with All-Star Concert, 9/22

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will present a star-studded evening celebrating Nevada's sesquicentennial on Monday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. as part of the year-long observance of the state's 150th anniversary. The year will culminate on Nevada Day 2014.

"Nevada has a rich and eclectic history that started with President Lincoln during the Civil War," said Myron Martin, president and CEO of The Smith Center. "What better way to commemorate the state's one hundred and fiftieth anniversary than by inviting the entertainment community to come together to celebrate Nevada's cultural heritage in Las Vegas -- The Entertainment Capital of the World?"

What is sure to be the ultimate variety concert, this show is a not-to-be-missed event. Featuring some of the best of the Las Vegas Strip, the following are scheduled to appear thus far: Cirque du Soleil, Jubilee!, Jersey Boys, Million Dollar Quartet and Penn & Teller. Additionally, singers Human Nature, Clint Holmes, Frankie Moreno and Bob Anderson will be accompanied by The Lon Bronson Band and the Las Vegas Mass Choir The evening will also include an inspiring reading by Nevada's cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell and tributes to Frank Sinatra, Mark Twain and Liberace. Las Vegas legend Jerry Lewis is also scheduled to appear, along with Las Vegas residents Susan Anton, Antonio Fargas, and Mark Shunock from "Rock of Ages." More artists will be announced in the near future.

Tickets start at $25 and net proceeds will benefit The Smith Center's education outreach programs. Beginning Friday, July 25 at 10 a.m., tickets can be purchased at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com.

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts - The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas' 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city's Heart of the Arts, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 258-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children's Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

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