Fremont Street Experience looking up, as crowds, live music return

The downtown entertainment district turned 25 years old last year, but the pandemic foiled any plans of a birthday party. There’s much more for the district to celebrate this year, and celebrate it will, Fremont Street Experience executives said.

And with good reason, they said.

Full-size crowds and live music are back on Fremont Street for the first time in more than a year, and FSE executives say the party is just getting started. The Fremont Street Experience brought back its “Downtown Rocks” free concert series after a 15-month pandemic hiatus. The series launched essentially the moment it was allowed, 12:01 a.m. June 1, when COVID-19 crowd and capacity limits lifted across the state.

“We expect this year to be better than any year in our history,” Fremont Street Experience CEO Andrew Simon said last week. “I mean, the crowds we were starting to see immediately on June 1st and the activity and the liveliness and the people that are coming — it’s as good as it’s ever been out here.”

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