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Imagine that it’s 1981 and you’re cruising the Atlantic shores of the Hamptons with your friends. Bikinis are fluorescent, polo collars are popped, and boat shoes are rocked sockless. In the background, your booming sound system is playing the soft-rock sounds of Olivia Newton-John, Toto, Kenny Loggins, The Carpenters, Michael McDonald, Hall & Oates, Christopher Cross, and Air Supply.

The Docksiders are made up of music industry veterans – led by 3-time Grammy™ nominee, Kevin Sucher. Their unique tribute act of your favorite “soft rock” songs of the 70s and 80s – now defined as Yacht Rock – have been entertaining thousands of people for years and the revival of this genre and audiences are only getting bigger.

The Docksiders just completed a 50+ show run at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas… and now Headline at Notoriety Live on Fremont St.

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“GET ON THE BOAT!!!! The Docksiders show defines Yacht Rock!! They are the total experience of this genre of music! So yes, get on the boat, have a beer, have some pizza, and party with the the greatest Yacht Rock Band in the country …The Docksiders!” – Tony Orlando – Legend

“in a short amount of time, this dazzling couple has made a meteor-sized impact on las vegas entertainment. they’re everywhere, doing everything, and winning hearts wherever they go. erin and kevin sucher truly are gifts to our city. please support their efforts, along with the amazing colleagues, band members, friends, and collaborators who join them in making our city a brighter and happier place.” – sam novak – vegas411, “i just wanted to drop a note to tell you how much i loved the show last night. i seriously wish i could book this band, like, every other week. you are so fun to listen to, and you sounded fantastic. really on point with vocals and musicianship. thanks so much for coming to omaha, i hope to get you back here at some point down the road” – erika hansen, booking manager – omaha performing arts center.

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1923 LIVE transforms into the ultimate yacht rock destination, where guests are invited to kick back and relax with the golden era of soft rock hits from the 70s and 80s. Led by three-time Grammy Award nominee Kevin Sucher, The Docksiders – Yacht Rock Experience is the resident musical group at 1923 LIVE.

From Michael McDonald to Christopher Cross and everything in between, visitors dance the night away with smooth tunes and get into the spirit of the high seas by donning their best nautical attire and captain’s hats for an evening to remember. Shows take place at 8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, and each ticket will also include two handcrafted cocktails.

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Now you can see a Yacht Rock show that critics and fans are raving about in Las Vegas. The Docksiders play your favorite Yacht Rock every Thursday night at Notoriety Live, located at the end of The Fremont Street Experience! You’ll hear songs by Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Olivia Newton John, Rupert Holmes, Gerry Rafferty, Christopher Cross, Toto and many more all performed with perfect vocal harmonies just like you remember them coming across your FM radio in the ’70s and 80’s.

The Docksiders have entertained thousands in theaters and clubs around the country over the last four years. Now you can see them in the heart of Las Vegas every week!

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The term “Yacht Rock” was coined by a group of comedians including J.D. Ryznar, Hunter D. Stair, Lane Farnham and Steve Huey when they produced an 11-episode run of videos called “Yacht Rock” for Channel 101 back in 2006. The hilarious videos lovingly lampoon the soft-rock artists of the late seventies and early eighties such as Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Hall & Oates and Steely Dan. While the “Yacht Rock” videos were entirely fictional, they were based on lore and according to Michael McDonald came “pretty close to reality” in a couple cases.

Ultimately the genre was, as Kenny Loggins puts it in his new memoir “Still Alright,” “backfilled with songs that fit a particular motif” and a genre was born. The songs are known for having sophisticated harmonies, meticulous production and a certain musical optimism. Even songs about bitter breakups somehow come across as light and airy. The Doobie Brothers’ “What a Fool Believes” and Ambrosia’s “Biggest Part of Me” are prime examples of Yacht Rock.

Now SiriusXM airs a channel entirely dedicated to Yacht Rock fueling online arguments about whether songs by Gerry Rafferty, The Eagles, Olivia Newton John or even Abba qualify as Yacht Rock. Led by 3-time Grammy™ nominee, Kevin Sucher, The Docksiders, while loyal to the concept, are less concerned with the argument than in taking these songs (and songs that are “Yacht Rock Adjacent”) to audiences with pitch perfect harmonies so that they can relive the happy memories of the seventies and eighties. “We approach these ‘Yacht Rock’ songs with great respect and reverence, and play them as close to the radio versions you remember as possible,” says Sucher.

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“This Yacht Rock band needs a stadium to contain their energy! Perfect in every way!”
“Fantastic show! They sang all the songs from 70’s early 80’s. I sang along all night! They were so entertaining from the start, didn’t want the show to end!”
“Such a fun show! All the old songs I love to hear, and sing along with, in a small intimate setting. Great mix of songs and good spotlights on sax and guitar. Definitely recommend!”
“Absolutely phenomenal!! Super talented, Vegas is lucky to have them! They had me dancing and grooving the whole time!!! Such great stage personalities. I highly recommend this show. It was so entertaining. They played allll the Yacht Rock hits!”

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Yacht rock sails back into mainstream, Las Vegas stages

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You don’t have to get on a boat to enjoy yacht rock, but you must like the bouncy rhythms of the late 1970s and '80s.

The name of the musical genre was coined in 2005 –- decades after singers like Christopher Cross, The Doobie Brothers and Hall & Oates made the soft sounds popular. Now, yacht rock cover bands are selling out shows and attracting fans from every generation.

Jamie Hosmer is part of the popular Las Vegas band, The Windjammers. They're currently playing at the Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station. 

He said they expected their audience to be older, the ones who grew up with that music, but it's much younger -- people in their 30s finding they love yacht rock.

"I can't quite explain why that is. I don't know if it's the emergence of all the satellite radio that's going on, or it's something that they can turn on when they're at work and it's easy to listen to in the background. But people of all ages are loving yacht rock," he said.

If you go to these shows, the band may not be dressed up, but some members of the crowd will be dressed as if they're on a yacht. There are even yacht rock cruises one could find Kenny Loggins on.

So why is yacht rock so popular again?

Hosmer said it's likely a departure from pop.

"Yacht rock is a distinctively different sound, the way the songs are structured," he said. "Your current pop song is structured, basically with four chords that repeat over and over again. And they kind of change the melody a little bit during the verse in the chorus, right? That's the big change. ... In this yacht rock stuff, the way the music was put together is so slick, you have a distinctive verse, a pre-chorus, a separate chorus, all of them have different chord changes, lush vocals ... If some of that music came out today, it would probably be put in the smooth jazz category."

That music has a real popular vibe to it.

On the flip side, a band that is known for their captain outfits is Yachtley Crew, a Los Angeles-based yacht rock band performing in Las Vegas on Saturday.

When their fans dress up, singer Philly Ocean said "it only gives us more energy to pull from and more excitement, enthusiasm that fuels what we do."

The first album he ever purchased was Paul Simon's Graceland. 

"As you may or may not know, one of the absolute pinnacle yacht rock songs is [You Can Call Me Al] by Paul Simon. And so little did I know that the first album I bought was preparing me for what I do now," he said.

He said none of his band expected to be on a national tour like this. 

"People can say that it's cheesy, but everybody knows the words, people can say that it's cheesy, but they still have fun," he said. "Those smiles are not fake."

Jamie Hosmer , singer and keyboardist, Windjammers; Philly Ocean , singer, Yachtley Crew

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Get ready to transport back to the era of brightly colored bikinis, mullets, and popped collared polos because the soft sounds of yacht rock from the 70s and 80s are coming to the Rio when The Docksiders make port in the Duomo Theater. 

This unique rock tribute band led by 3-time Grammy nominee Kevin Sucher will have you swaying to the smooth sounds of Hall & Oates, Christopher Cross, Olivia Newton-John, and many more, backed up by plenty of fun costume changes and production elements that'll get you in the yacht-cruisin' mood. 

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As you plan your wedding welcome party in Las Vegas, embrace the world of possibilities that the city brings! Renowned as the ultimate party destination, there’s truly something for everyone. From high-end dinners to sky-high views, Las Vegas weddings promise a unique and memorable experience.

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Windjammers have performed twice at Rocks Lounge, where the no-cover performances have filled the room and attracted multiple standing ovations.

The Windjammers yacht rock band performs at Rocks Lounge at Red Rock Resort on Thursday, Jan. 2 ...

The scene at Red Rock Resort on Thursday night was as if you drifted out to sea on an aquatic vessel, buoyed by spirited, melodic tones.

But what would you call such an experience, on which to steel away?

Yacht Rock is the term. The Windjammers are the captains. The S.S. Rocks Lounge is the craft.

Band founder Jerry Lopez has hit on something here. Windjammers have performed twice at Rocks Lounge, where the no-cover performances have filled the room, drawn multiple standing ovations and taken the audiences on a cruise away from the stress of the day.

Lopez calls his Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns performances at Copa Room at Bootlegger Bistro “The Healing.” Maybe The Windjammers are the therapy. Though still in its infancy (Lopez first told me of this idea in August), the band has refined such intricate, classic rock songs as “Africa” by Toto , “Ride Like the Wind” by Christopher Cross , “Reelin’ In the Years” by Steely Dan and “Love Will Find a Way” by Pablo Cruise .

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Originally set up as an act to pitch to cruise lines (shocker), The Windjammers quickly drew the attention of new Station Casinos Entertainment Director Candace Davis-Martin, who eyeballed the lineup and signed the band for 8 p.m. Thursdays through 2020 — and Davis-Martin is enacting a no-cover lineup at Rocks Lounge that features Swing City Dolls , Spazmatics, Grey Street, Chadwick Johnson and Jonathan Karrant , The Beatles tribute band The Fab , Frankie Perez & The Dirty and Phoenix just this month.

As for Windjammers, the band’s musicians are well-known and highly regarded Vegas vets: Lopez, founder of Santa Fe and lead guitarist on Ricky Martin’ s 1999-2000 “Livin’ La Vida Loca” tour; Jamie Hosmer of Santa Fe on keys, Steve Grantham of Frenz on drums, Michael Johnson of The A List on guitar, Ray Allaire of Phoenix on bass.

You might not know all of these names, or their respective acts. But these guys are music virtuosos, and the harmonies — so vital in executing, say, “Doctor My Eyes” by Jackson Brown — are tight.

As Lopez says, “These songs are a lot more difficult to play than people realize. They are complex, the harmonies are really challenging, and you have to perform them in a way that looks effortless because that is what people want to experience.”

No question. The room is not set up for dancing, exactly, with the floor filled with seats. But Thursday’s crowd was up and grooving by the end of the show. As we say on the open water, you can nearly feel the spray in your face. Turn it up.

Spence a free agent

The Las Vegas morning-radio personality known simply as Spence has signed off KLUC 98.5-FM. Spence spent 21 years at the station, most recently as co-host of the “ Chet Buchanan Show.”

Personal anecdote: I met Spence in an unlikely sort of way, when he nearly attacked me during a Las Vegas Media League softball game in or around 2000. He hit a triple, and I was playing third base for what is now a competing company. Spence, who was known to, you know, run his mouth during these games, came barrelling into third base so I faked as if a throw was coming from the outfield by slapping my glove.

This move is designed to send an opposing player needlessly into a slide. It’s called “deking,” or decoying, and is a real B.S. move on the softball diamond. Especially in Media League. Spence dove into third base, and when he realized what I’d done, he looked like he was about to throw a punch at me. I wouldn’t have blamed him.

“Hey, Media League got chippy,” Spence said Friday afternoon. “We took it way, way more seriously than we needed to. We had a really big rivalry with Cox Communications in those days, and also Fox 5. I was out of my mind.”

Great times, great times. Spence is leaving the station as his contract has expired. “I have no plans yet. I want to stay in town, but there are not many radio jobs out there,” said Spence, whose final assignment was the closing of Buchanan’s annual holiday toy drive on Dec. 15. “Who knows what’s going to come? I am now available for bat mitzvahs, strip-mall grand openings and also as a part-time model at trade shows.”

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His PodKats podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts . Contact him at [email protected] . Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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The Mirage’s three-decade-long reign began when casino mogul Steve Wynn opened the resort on November 22, 1989—complete with a fire-spewing volcano fountain that erupts nightly with choreographed music and flames. At the time, it was the only hotel on the Strip to have any sort of sidewalk attraction, with mega-resorts like the Venetian and the Bellagio later installing their own elaborate displays. 

In 2000, MGM Resorts acquired the Mirage. However, the hospitality company later sold the property to Hard Rock International in a $1.1 billion cash deal. The hotel’s new operator revealed its plans for the changeover, which include gutting the existing resort and expanding the casino floor, convention space, and theater, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. 

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The Mirage closing: Landmark Las Vegas resort rebranding as Hard Rock Hotel

A fter 34 years on the Las Vegas Strip , the Mirage hotel-casino, as well as its iconic streetside erupting volcano, will close and be replaced by a brand-new Hard Rock Hotel.

Staff at the megaresort learned of the closure during a town hall-style meeting on Wednesday morning, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. About 3,300 Mirage employees were told they would be laid off, 140 of whom have been employed at the hotel since its opening day.

The Mirage will officially close its doors on July 17, with the Hard Rock Las Vegas set to open in spring 2027.

The current 80-acre (32-hectare) Polynesian-themed property will be extensively renovated and made to feature a nearly 700 feet (about 210 metre) tall guitar-shaped hotel tower that will overlook the centre of the Strip.

Much to the dismay of many Vegas residents and tourists, Hard Rock does not currently have plans to keep the Mirage's famous volcano, which erupts nightly in a beloved fiery spectacle. The volcano, which debuted with the hotel's opening in 1989, predates other nearby Vegas landmarks, including the Venetian’s canals and the Bellagio’s dancing fountains.

The Mirage is expected to pay US$80 million (about C$109 million) in severance to its employees.

One union, Culinary Local 226, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that its 1,700 workers will receive US$2,000 (nearly C$2,730) for every year of employment at the Mirage plus pension and health benefits for six months. Employees who have been laid off can alternatively opt for lesser compensation if they wish to be called back for work at the Hard Rock while maintaining seniority.

The Mirage said the Hard Rock's opening will likely nearly double the current number of jobs at the hotel, with the new development expected to employ around 7,000 people.

In a statement posted to Facebook, the Mirage thanked their patrons with 34 years of business.

"We look forward to the beginning of an exciting journey into a new era as Hard Rock Las Vegas will ignite the Strip with entertainment, innovation and world-class hospitality," the statement reads. "We would like to thank all team members at The Mirage for their incredible commitment and helping us provide memorable experiences for our guests."

The Seminole Tribe of Florida, which owns Hard Rock International, purchased the Mirage from MGM Resorts in 2022 for over US$1 billion (about C$1.36 billion).

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The Hard Rock Las Vegas will reportedly feature 25 restaurants and a 5,000-seat theatre.

All of the Mirage's entertainment will also shutter. The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil will close on July 6. The Beatles production ran for 18 years. Shin Lim: LIMITLESS is expected to end its show run on July 14.

The Mirage has cancelled all reservations made beyond July 14. Anyone with a reservation after the hotel's closing date has been asked to contact the Mirage's guest service department, or the third party that handled the booking.

Refunds for direct bookings will be issued in the next seven to 10 days. Third-party reservations will be subject to independent booking policies.

Information regarding redemption details about the Mirage's casino chips and slot vouchers can be found on the casino.hardrock.com website .

The Mirage is the second Strip resort to close this year. The Tropicana Las Vegas closed after being open for 67 years. The location will become a baseball stadium for the Oakland A's organization, which is relocating to Vegas.

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