R RIVERSIDE RESORT BRINGS BACK SMOKE ON THE WATER BBQ & MUSIC FESTIVAL
LAUGHLIN, NEV. – Grilling and barbecuing are among America’s leading culinary pastimes, and Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort is raising the stakes by hosting the second annual Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned Smoke on the Water BBQ & Music Festival in Laughlin, Nevada, May 3 & 4, 2013. When the flames begin, barbecue enthusiasts, outdoor recreation admirers, music fans, and championship barbecue teams will descend upon the Riverside Resort for an experience at one of Laughlin’s grandest venues, and what has become known as one of the premier barbecue competitions in the world.
“The Smoke on the Water Nevada State Championship in May brings the world’s best barbecue teams to Laughlin,” said Ron Cates, event organizer. “Even though there is also $20,000 up for grabs, it’s really about more than that. It’s about respect among their peers. Those who compete in this contest know the winner will be recognized as one of the best barbecue teams on the planet plus moves on to the USA BBQ Championship in November. And Americans love great barbecue. So you know when you invite the best barbecue cooks in the country to compete for record prize money, you're going to have some great food to sample.”
With one of the west’s largest cash prize at stake, visitors to the Smoke on the Water BBQ & Music Festival are guaranteed delighted taste buds and full stomachs, plus there is so much more. There will be an Outdoor Recreation Expo including Paul Evert’s RV Country featuring a state-of-the-art luxury RV; River Rat Motorsports featuring the latest in water crafts, off-road vehicles, and dirt as well as street motorcycles; Holiday RV & Marine featuring a Sun Tracker party barge and nitro-performance boats; and Findlay Motor Company featuring desirable trucks including a 2014 Silverado twin cab pickup which will be awarded to the Grand Champion during the $100,000 Smoke on the Water USA BBQ Championship held at the Riverside Resort this November 1-2, 2013.
Along with the exciting barbeque competition and outdoor recreation enthusiasm, there is a solid line-up of live musical entertainment on the Budweiser Stage featuring great local country and rock bands all weekend. And don’t forget about the Sam’s Club 30-minute Grilling Demonstrations on how to prepare the best grilled pork, brisket and chicken followed by their famous free samples. There will be three grilling demonstrations with free samples each day.
“Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort is thrilled to continue to host this premier event every year,” said Riverside Resort’s Hotel & Marketing Director Lloyd Shires. “We’re also excited to be hosting the $100,000 USA BBQ Championship November 1 -2. We are known for hosting big events, and we believe these barbecue competitions add to a festival experience and atmosphere. Everything about this BBQ, Music and Outdoor Recreation event fits with our resort,” said Shires.
To book a room at Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort, call 800.227.3849. For more information, visit SmokeOnTheWaterBBQ.com or RiversideResort.com.
Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino hosts classic rock group, Foreigner, at Riverside’s Outdoor Amphitheater on Saturday, June 1, 2013.
Foreigner is currently celebrating over 35 years of legendary success with total worldwide sales approaching 70 million and countless gold and platinum album awards around the globe. An impressive run of 14 Top 20 hits including worldwide number one hit “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Cold As Ice,” “Double Vision,” “Waiting For a Girl Like You,” “Urgent,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Say You Will,” and video game song staples such as “Hot Blooded” and “Juke Box Hero.” Foreigner’s tours continue to electrify audiences and establish the group in its rightful place as one of the top touring attractions. Formed in 1976 by English rocker Mick Jones, the current lineup includes: Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals/percussion), Jeff Pilson (bass guitar), Tom Gimbel (guitar/saxophone/flute), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), and Mark Schulman (drums).
Foreigner’s leader and founder, Mick Jones, wrote or co-wrote every Foreigner song, and produced or co-produced every album. He produced Billy Joel’s ‘Storm Front’ and Van Halen’s ‘5150’, the career best-selling albums of both artists, plus he has written songs with artists as diverse as Ozzy Osbourne and Eric Clapton, with whom he wrote Grammy winning song ‘Bad Love’.
During their Laughlin performance, Foreigner, along with the GRAMMY Foundation,® is pleased to bring a program that helps provide funds for local high school music programs. As part of Foreigner’s on-going commitment to music education in high school, a local high school choir will join Foreigner to sing “I Want To Know What Love Is” live on stage plus will receive a grant of $500 from the GRAMMY Foundation.
Take part in this legendary experience on the beautiful Colorado River! Tickets to see Foreigner in concert are on sale Friday, January 11, 2013, at the Riverside Resort’s Box Office by calling 800.227.3849 ext. 616 or may be purchased online at RiversideResort.com. Guests may also book a discounted room and show package by calling 800.227.3849 ext. 5546.