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Mondays Dark to Celebrate Two-Year Anniversary at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 12/14


A who's-who of entertainers and personalities will join Mark Shunock, star of "Rock of Ages" at The Venetian Las Vegas and creator/producer of Mondays Dark, for the Mondays Dark two-year anniversary celebration taking place on Monday, Dec. 14 (doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.) at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Shunock announced the lineup today, which includes: John Katsilometes and Robin Leach from Greenspun Media Group; Impressionist Gordie Brown; Travis Cloer from "Jersey Boys;" Zowie Bowie's Chris Phillips; "Diva's Las Vegas" diva Andrew Ryan; REO Speedwagon guitar legend Dave Amato; "Raiding the Rock Vault" vocalists: Starship's Stephanie Calvert and Rough Cutt and Quiet Riot frontman Paul Shortino; Josh Strickland from "Vegas! The Show;" Rockie Brown of The Rockie Brown Band; Burlesque superstars Lou Lou D'vil and The Baron; vocalist, producer and co-director of "ALICE," Anne Martinez; Walt Disney Animation Studio's James Mulligan; stand-up comedian, actor and television host Louie Anderson; Vegas entertainers Chadwick Johnson and Michelle Johnson; Broadway performer Ruby Lewis; the cast of Human Nature: Andrew Tierney, Mike Tierney, Phil Burton and Toby Allen; and Cheryl Daro from "Rock of Ages." The Mondays Dark band is lead by Kenny Davidsen, with vocalists Philip Drennen and Jassen Allen rounding out the cast.

"It's been an amazing year of events for Mondays Dark and I'm thrilled that my friends in the entertainment community here in Vegas continue to want to support me on this journey," said Shunock. "I can't wait to celebrate what we have accomplished this past year and I promise this event will be well worth your twenty bucks. We have a couple surprises up our sleeves, too!"

Touted as the "philanthropic event of the year," Mondays Dark will celebrate all 11-featured charities from 2015 and announce the 11-featured charities for 2016-bringing together 22 local charities under one roof. Shunock will assemble an all-star lineup (to be announced) for the anniversary celebration. Since its inception in 2013 Mondays Dark has raised nearly $250,000 for local Las Vegas charities.

Once a month from January to November, Shunock gathers an eclectic cast of stars from Hollywood, the Strip, musical acts, athletes and celebrity chefs for 90-minutes of entertainment, song and a lot of laughs at Vinyl inside the Hard Rock. Each month, a different Las Vegas-based nonprofit is selected and 100 percent of all ticket and silent auction proceeds stay with that organization. An average of $10,000 is raised each month.

The 2015 featured charities are: The Center; Blind Center of Nevada; Dress for Success Southern Nevada; Olive Crest; Keep Memory Alive; ORION Cancer Foundation; United Way of Southern Nevada; Three Square Food Bank; Las Vegas Labrador Rescue; Project 150 and Home Aid Southern Nevada.

Tickets are $20 for reserved seating and $50 for VIP reserved seating (VIP includes entry to an after party at Vinyl.) To purchase tickets, visit

Stay in touch with #MondaysDark on social media via Facebook, and on Twitter @Mondays_Dark.

About Mark Shunock - A native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada, Shunock is a former member of the Canadian Hockey League. After his hockey days ended, he spent almost 10 years living in New York City performing on Americas premiere stages. He is currently starring in the smash hit "Rock of Ages" playing at The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas He played Timon in "Disney's The Lion King," for which he earned a Helen Hayes Nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He is the creator/producer of Mondays Dark, a monthly variety show featuring Las Vegas Strip headliners and performers, with 100 percent of all ticket proceeds going to local charities. Twitter @MarkShunock;

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas' off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe and Guns N' Roses have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites, and the HRH All-Suite Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing world-famous pool parties REHAB Saturdays and Sundays and RELAX Mondays; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky's Café and ?Fú; a fitness center; and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

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