8 Weeks til VLV 25!
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend is THE WORLD’S LARGEST ROCKABILLY EVENT heading into its 25th party! Bringing tens of thousands of retro-loving rockabilly fans from over 30 countries worldwide to Las Vegas every year.
Find out more at vivalasvegas.net
This year’s event runs from April 14th - 17th but social media is chatting about VLV all year long. They have a whopping 56.4k followers on Instagram, 240k followers on Facebook, and over 28k videos can be found on YouTube alone!
VLV 25 will be taking over The Orleans Hotel and Casino, West Tropicana Avenue, Las Vega - with huge bands, a host of DJs and multiple events - VLV attracts some of the most eye-catching, stylish and head-turning Beauties you will ever see in one place!
This 4-day non-stop party features events held across 6 different music venues in The Orleans, as well as The Arena, Pool, and the Car Show lot. The Saturday Car Show alone hosts up to 20,000 attendees and features upto 1,000 vintage cars, all pre-1964 - alongside well as famous movie cars, the annual VLV Pin-up Contest, and a selection of great bands! Last year’s Car Show acts included the fabulous JD McPherson and The Delta Bombers performing, so you can be sure this year’s 25th Rocking Silver Celebration will be massive!
The Stars of Rockabilly and the Rock n Roll Stars shows are also two of the most popular attractions for rockin’ fans - featuring legendary musical acts from the 1950s. Previous performers include Rockabilly Hall of Fame recipients Hayden Thompson, Art Adams and Norman Fox. Norman Fox and the Rob-Roy’s are a fantastic doo-wop group formed in 1956 and were one of the very first interracial groups recording at that time. No other festival puts together shows with as many original 1950s acts as VLV!
Sparkle on the Dancefloor with our Grace Confetti Lucite in Evergreen!
If you’re heading out for the Weekender how would you like to make this year’s VLV one that you & your crew will remember for a lifetime? With a straightforward game plan, you can create a weekender that gives all of you more party and less stress. All it takes is some advance planning and a few simple ideas!
Here are our Tips for Planning a Memorable VLV 25
Find Something for Everyone
When planning a trip, get input from your rockin’ fam. If you’re travelling alone then you do you boo! Out of everything the weekend has to offer, where will you be holding court? Across the event you’ll find - Rockabilly & Original 50s Music, a Classic Car Show, a Burlesque Showcase and Competition, a Vintage Fashion Show, Dance Lessons and Competition, Tiki Pool Parties, Swimsuit Contests, Burlesque Bingo, a Pin-Up Contest, over 120 Vendors, a Bowling event, Record Hops till 7 am and more! You can find a full event map & schedule right HERE!
On any trip, variety is the key to creating lasting memories for everyone. Viva Las Vegas 25 is sure to have you covered for that!
Stay stylish at the Tiki Pool Party with this stunning selection of Elsie, Lucie Starburst Bangles & Earrings. Finiahed, of course with a Finley Fish Fakelite Brooch - available HERE!
Plan a Playlist for the Trip
If your trip out to Vegas includes a long drive, create an amazing playlist! If possible, keep most of the music upbeat to help the driver (or drivers - why not share the load?) maintain a high energy level during the long drive. There just so happens to be a host of fantastic playlists ready to rock on the streaming service of your choice or why not stream Rockin 247 Radio HERE!
Get Your Style in the Bag
We won’t be in attendance this year so if you’re looking to grab the best authentic repro we have, take a look through our latest pieces HERE now & decide how you’re going to style those goodies! Cherry Dollface has a fantastic guide to getting your VLV wardrobe ready to go on YouTube!
Shimmer under the Las Vegas lights with authentic reproduction Krystal Prystal Lucite, Pearly Lucie Starburst and glittering Grace in Celestial Silver - available HERE!
We can’t wait to see how you Beauties style those B&C pieces! And even if you can’t make it out to the desert this year, why not post your VLV follow-along looks during the event? Don’t forget to tag us @bowandcrossbones!
Enjoy Sin City!
Have a safe trip, folks!
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