Sammy Hagar’s LV Residency is Coming Together

One of the most famous rock and roll musicians of all time is planning an exciting new residency in Las Vegas. According to new reports, Sammy Hagar’s LV residency will take place at the STRAT Hotel & Casino in northern Las Vegas. It’s expected to be one of the best new shows in the city.

Sammy Hagar In Concert

Las Vegas is home to a huge number of popular musicians. Unfortunately, many fear that the spreading coronavirus may reduce tourism rates here. Today, we’ll look at Hagar’s plans in Las Vegas, and discuss how the city may fare for the rest of 2020.

Let’s get into it!

Las Vegas STRAT Proves to Be a Major Upgrade

There was a time when the Las Vegas Stratosphere was considered one of the coolest properties in Las Vegas. It first opened to the public in 1996 as the second-tallest freestanding observation tower in the Western Hemisphere. It also featured a hotel and casino for guests.

As time went on, however, the Stratosphere began losing revenue. Many felt its location at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip made it unappealing for many visitors. In more recent years, many criticized the hotel’s lack of renovations.

Ownership of this venue has changed hands several times over the years. In June of 2017, it was announced that Golden Entertainment was taking control of this property. The company eventually announced a massive renovation for this venue.

Golden Entertainment renamed this property the STRAT. Half of the hotel’s rooms went over a major renovation. The 80,000 square-foot casino was also changed.

Many famous individuals attended the re-opening of this Las Vegas hotel & casino. This includes Sammy Hagar. Now, it appears that Hagar is preparing a brand new “party” residency in this venue and many are beginning to get excited.

Plans for Sammy Hagar’s LV Residency Are Revealed

Sammy Hagar is one of the most famous musicians in the world. He first launched onto the music scene through his band Montrose. In 1985, he truly became a superstar after replacing David Lee Roth as the lead singer of Van Halen.

Back in January, news began to surface that Hagar was planning a residency at the STRAT Hotel & Casino. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Sammy Hagar’s LV residency is set to begin sometime this June.

“I want to create the ultimate environment where I can throw the ultimate party, like I have done in Cabo for 30 years for my birthday, but at another time of year here in Las Vegas, which is really the party capital of the world,” Hagar told the media. “I hate to put Cabo second to anything, but I feel in this case it’s gotta take second place to Las Vegas.”

Hagar is known for putting on raucous parties. He owns the Cabo Wabo Cantina venue on the Las Vegas Strip which regularly puts on exciting shows for guests. It sounds like he wants to bring something similar to his new residency at the STRAT.

This is just one of many famous Las Vegas residencies. Unfortunately, many now fear that the city’s tourism industry may begin taking a serious hit due to the coronavirus. Here’s what we know about the situation so far.

Coronavirus Fears Continue to Escalate in Las Vegas

For more than two months, a coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China has been spreading around the world. This virus, called Covid-19, is proving extremely difficult to contain. It’s already infected more than 100,000 individuals around the world and killed thousands.

It’s begun to hit the United States. Washington, California and New York are all experiencing major outbreaks. Many feel that in time, every state in the country will become infected.

Cases of the coronavirus in Clark County, Nevada are beginning to emerge. For this reason, many Las Vegas casino companies are seeing their stock prices plummet. There are fears that no one will want to travel to Las Vegas due to the potential to be exposed to Covid-19.

As of now, things don’t appear to be too bad. There hasn’t been a major drop-off in hotel occupancy in the city. If more infections begin to pop up here, however, this is likely to change.

Hopefully, Sammy Hagar’s LV residency is a success. He may be able to help bring in more visitors to the STRAT Hotel & Casino. Stay tuned for updates over the next few months!

A New Entryway Sculpture Revealed at the STRAT

The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod continues to amaze with great projects and new and exciting additions to the facility, with the latest one being a sculpture which is located at the entryway of STRAT. In fact, the sculpture is located on the corner of West Bob Stupak Avenue and South Las Vegas Boulevard. The STRAT celebrated the sculpture a couple of days ago.

It is an amazing work of art which is bound to take breaths away from the people passing by. The sculpture consists of three ascending figures, each of them made of stainless steel. The sculpture was made by three local artists who live and work in Las Vegas, and their names are Nick Stiley, Adin Fly, and James Talbert. All of them had separate jobs to do when it comes to the sculpture. Stiley had an opportunity to handle design and fabrication, while Fly was responsible for creating the artistic concept. James Talbert made a final touch with CAD design and fabrication. The sculpture was ordered by Blake L. Sartini who is a chairman, president, and CEO of Golden Entertainment, the STRAT’s parent company. Sartini asked Kevin Barry Fine Art to make a sculpture that would honor the legendary tower nearby.

Furthermore, Sartini stated that the STRAT was located at the entrance to the Las Vegas Arts District and it was a testament to the great creative talent that they have in Las Vegas. The sculpture, which is called “LOOK!”, and other new pieces of art that have been commissioned by the property are proof that the STRAT is ready to support local artists and help them showcase their work on the Las Vegas Strip.

The “LOOK!” sculpture varies in shape and size, as each figure is unique in its own way. The smallest figure is eight feet tall, and it weighs a total of 800 pounds. Furthermore, the middle figure is 11 feet and 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 850 pounds. The third is the largest one, and it is 15 feet tall and weighs a total of 1,1000 pounds. The sculpture’s heads reveal a view which is directed to the SkyPod and SkyJump.

The tree artists revealed the sculpture along with a couple of other people, including Chris Fiumara, the Vice President and General Manager of The STRAT, Bob Coffin, Las Vegas City Councilman, Cedric Crear, Las Vegas Councilman, and John Barry, Principal of Kevin Barry Fine Art.

Barry even made a short statement about the sculpture, claiming that in order to come up with the origin of that marvelous piece, an artist had to be inspired by the sheer force that the STRAT Tower stood for. Furthermore, he added that the artists also had to recognize the natural tendency of passers-by to raise their heads and be in awe of this great Las Vegas Strip building. Finally, he concluded that the sculpture had to inspire all bystanders so that they could ‘LOOK!’ up at the STRAT. In other words, he believes that the sculpture stands for much more than an ordinary cool-looking piece of art.

If you are a type of person who likes art and wants to explore all the works by local artists, you can take a look at the additional pieces that artists from Las Vegas created and that are displayed all over the STRAT, especially at the BLVD & MAIN Taphouse, The STRAT Cafe, and View Lounge. Therefore, next time you are in Vegas, make sure not to miss the amazing sculpture along with all other interesting pieces of art in the area.