NEON REVERB FESTIVAL
The Neon Reverb Festival is a biannual music and cultural event held in Las Vegas every March and September. Our goal is to galvanize the thriving and growing Las Vegas music and cultural scene, and to showcase touring acts from around the globe, and integrate them with local, Las Vegas based bands. Neon Reverb is in its 5th year, with the 10th run of the Neon Reverb Festival being held on March 20th – 24th, in various venues throughout the downtown Las Vegas area!
The first run of the Neon Reverb Festival was Sept. 11-14, 2008. 40 bands from Las Vegas and the west, plus some from the northeast and Europe, played a pub-crawl-style event, across 5 different venues each night. On its second run, March 12- 15, 2009, the festival grew to 95 bands, including national acts, playing parallel 5-band showcases in 8 venues. The third Neon Reverb Festival, Sept. 17-20, 2009, had 105 bands playing concurrent showcases at 10 venues, again including national headliners. The festival’s fourth run, March 10-14, 2010, featured 125 bands playing parallel showcases on 10 stages. The fifth Neon Reverb Festival, Sept. 16-19, 2010, was the first to include corporate sponsorship. As a result we had world-renowned group The Walkmen headlining 120 bands playing simultaneous showcases on 10 stages. The festival also expanded to include 2 nights of independent film screenings and a comedy showcase. For the sixth run our schedule extended to 6 days over March 8-13, 2011, to include a visual arts showcase (Neon Reverb Artists), a storytelling showcase (The Tell), plus more film and comedy. For live music we had 95 bands, with several national headliners on tour for their new albums. The seventh run of Neon Reverb, Sept. 6-11, 2011, initiated our partnerships with Zappos.com and The Nevada Homeless Alliance, to help promote the revitalization of Downtown Las Vegas. The festival included theater, film, comedy, and poetry events, in addition to 70 bands playing on 8 stages over 4 nights. For the festival’s eighth run, March 20-25, 2012, Zappos support let us include an all-ages headliner showcase on an outdoor stage, along with 70 bands over 6 nights, plus film, comedy, storytelling and poetry events.
Prominent Musical Acts to Play Neon Reverb:
The Walkmen, VHS Or Beta, The Dodos, YACHT, Akron/Family, Crocodiles, Planet Asia, Japanther, The Ruby Suns, Asobi Seksu, The Soft Pack, Themselves, Imagine Dragons, Crystal Antlers, Telekinesis, Wallpaper., The Most Serene Republic, The Devil Makes Three, The Warlocks, Say Hi, The Aggrolites, Princeton, Spindrift, Sole & the Skyrider Band, Mini Mansions, Twin Tigers, Cuckoo Chaos, The Lovely Bad Things, Big Talk, Foxygen, & Moonface
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