Last night, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino celebrated the addition of its newest music hangout Vinyl with Robert Randolph and the Family Band at the venue’s official grand opening party. I got the privilege of working this fun event with my colleagues Terri, Lindsey and Devin- it was even my first grand opening event!

 For many attendees, including myself, it was the first time they had experienced a show in Vinyl. Guests indulged in complimentary cocktails while marveling in the space’s distinct speakeasy atmosphere and listening to the funky and soulful music provided by Robert Randolp

Robert Randolph and the Family Band at Vinyl

h and the Family Band. Everyone was dancing and there was an overall feel-good mood as the crowd came together to celebrate the open

 ing of this unique, new entertainment venue in Las Vegas.

  Vinyl made its debut in August 2012 and was created to showcase the newest local, regional and national must-see artists. The multi-functional room already has had a diverse group of musicians visit its stage including Julien-K, “The Red Rocker” Sammy Hagar, local hard rock group Sin City Sinners, Blaqk Audio, reggae artists Mishka and Anuhea, Static-X and more.

 Many of my fellow Kirvin Doak employees came to enjoy the concert and we all decided we can’t wait to come back and see more shows in this remarkable space. Each week as I review the ever-changing, exciting show lineups, I learn more and more about incredible musicians I had previously not heard of (which has expanded my never ending, and may I add amazing, Pandora station list). There are so many great upcoming shows of all sorts of genres, so after the awesome party experience I had last night, I definitely recommend everyone check out a show here! 

-Laura Bucklin