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Laughlin Nevada Events January 2017

January Events Are Listed Below for Laughlin Nevada. Please note that events are courtesy of the Laughlin, Nevada Chamber of Commerce.

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The Kingston Trio LIVE at The Riverside Resort
Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Bead Show
Cruisin’ for the Cause Car & Bike Show
Desert Outlaws LIVE at the River Bar Lounge
Laughlin Chili Cook-Off’s
St. John the Basptist Weekend Masses
Karaoke with Chris & Susie of Earthbound at The Riverside Resort
Sue Hanson at the Piano
Worship at The Salvation Army
Petty vs Eagles LIVE at The Fiesta Showroom
Orchard Fire LIVE at The Tropicana
Ray Allen LIVE at The Laughlin River Lodge
Comedy on the Edge
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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Bead Show
Petty vs Eagles LIVE at The Fiesta Showroom
Orchard Fire LIVE at The Tropicana
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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Bead Show
Special Nights at Losers Lounge
Area Blood Drive
Dry Heat LIVE at The Tropicana
Ken Cooper LIVE at Laughlin River Lodge
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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Bead Show
Special Nights at Losers Lounge
Area Blood Drive
Dry Heat LIVE at The Tropicana
Ken Cooper LIVE at Laughlin River Lodge
Top 40/dance/rock and roll bands and DJs at Losers Lounge
Partyoke with DJ Loke
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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Bead Show
Special Nights at Losers Lounge
Ken Cooper LIVE at Laughlin River Lodge
Top 40/dance/rock and roll bands and DJs at Losers Lounge
Partyoke with DJ Loke
Bullhead/Laughlin Senior Games
The Bob Gulley Band LIVE At The Tropicana
CHIP Nutrition & Lifestyle Transformational Health Improvement Program – 18 Workshop Seminars
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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Bead Show
Top 40/dance/rock and roll bands and DJs at Losers Lounge
Bullhead/Laughlin Senior Games
The Bob Gulley Band LIVE At The Tropicana
Karaoke with Chris & Susie of Earthbound at The Riverside Resort
Tower of Power LIVE in the Fiesta Showroom
The Kid ‘n’ Nic Show LIVE at The Tropicana
Friday Night Fish Fry
Bruce Stewart LIVE at Laughlin River Lodge
Comedy on the Edge
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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Bead Show
Top 40/dance/rock and roll bands and DJs at Losers Lounge
Bullhead/Laughlin Senior Games
The Bob Gulley Band LIVE At The Tropicana
The Kid ‘n’ Nic Show LIVE at The Tropicana
Bruce Stewart LIVE at Laughlin River Lodge
St. John the Basptist Weekend Masses
Karaoke with Chris & Susie of Earthbound at The Riverside Resort
The Diamonds LIVE at The Riverside Resort
W.O.W. Produce On Wheels Market – up to 60-lbs for $15
Comedy on the Edge
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Gem, Mineral, Jewelry & Bead Show
Bullhead/Laughlin Senior Games
The Kid ‘n’ Nic Show LIVE at The Tropicana
The Diamonds LIVE at The Riverside Resort
St. John the Basptist Weekend Masses
Karaoke with Chris & Susie of Earthbound at The Riverside Resort
Sue Hanson at the Piano
Worship at The Salvation Army
Petty vs Eagles LIVE at The Fiesta Showroom
Ray Allen LIVE at The Laughlin River Lodge
Comedy on the Edge
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Bullhead/Laughlin Senior Games
The Diamonds LIVE at The Riverside Resort
Petty vs Eagles LIVE at The Fiesta Showroom
Lil Elmo and the Cosmos
Area Blood Drive
Dry Heat LIVE at The Tropicana
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Bullhead/Laughlin Senior Games
The Diamonds LIVE at The Riverside Resort
Lil Elmo and the Cosmos
Special Nights at Losers Lounge
Orchard Fire LIVE at The Tropicana
Leonard Interior LIVE at Laughlin River Lodge
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Bullhead/Laughlin Senior Games
Lil Elmo and the Cosmos
Special Nights at Losers Lounge
Leonard Interior LIVE at Laughlin River Lodge
FREE Buffet for Veterans!
Top 40/dance/rock and roll bands and DJs at Losers Lounge
Dry Heat LIVE at The Tropicana
Partyoke with DJ Loke
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Bullhead/Laughlin Senior Games
Special Nights at Losers Lounge
Leonard Interior LIVE at Laughlin River Lodge
Top 40/dance/rock and roll bands and DJs at Losers Lounge
Partyoke with DJ Loke
Kyss & The Xrossover LIVE at The Tropicana
CHIP Nutrition & Lifestyle Transformational Health Improvement Program – 18 Workshop Seminars
Nutrition MOVIE NIGHT
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Top 40/dance/rock and roll bands and DJs at Losers Lounge
Kyss & The Xrossover LIVE at The Tropicana
Karaoke with Chris & Susie of Earthbound at The Riverside Resort
The Rat Pack Is Back
Area Blood Drive
Friday Night Fish Fry
Bruce Stewart LIVE at Laughlin River Lodge
Comedy on the Edge
Tyriq & Jamestown LIVE at The Tropicana
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Top 40/dance/rock and roll bands and DJs at Losers Lounge
Kyss & The Xrossover LIVE at The Tropicana
The Rat Pack Is Back
Area Blood Drive
Bruce Stewart LIVE at Laughlin River Lodge
Tyriq & Jamestown LIVE at The Tropicana
St. John the Basptist Weekend Masses
Karaoke with Chris & Susie of Earthbound at The Riverside Resort
The Pack LIVE at The Tropicana
Comedy on the Edge
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The Rat Pack Is Back
St. John the Basptist Weekend Masses
Karaoke with Chris & Susie of Earthbound at The Riverside Resort
Sue Hanson at the Piano
Worship at The Salvation Army
Petty vs Eagles LIVE at The Fiesta Showroom
The Bob Gulley Band LIVE At The Tropicana
$2,500 River Fund Free Play Slot Tournament
Ray Allen LIVE at The Laughlin River Lodge
Comedy on the Edge
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The Rat Pack Is Back
Petty vs Eagles LIVE at The Fiesta Showroom
The Bob Gulley Band LIVE At The Tropicana
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The Bob Gulley Band LIVE At The Tropicana
Special Nights at Losers Lounge
Ken Cooper LIVE at Laughlin River Lodge

Man Wins A Million Dollars At Laughlin Nevada Casino

The casinos are good in Laughlin Nevada…they are very good. Some people say they have Laughlin slots are loser than any in the world. Now we see proof about how good Laughlin is. A San Antonio man is now a millionaire after hitting the jackpot on Monday at a slot machine in a Nevada Casino.

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Ernest Lopez and his girlfriend Linda Boelter chose Laughlin, Nevada as their vacation spot and stopped by the Golden Nugget, located at 2300 S. Casino Drive, for breakfast, according to a news release.
Lopez played the 1,000,000 Degrees game for just five minutes before hitting the winning slot machine pull at noon. He was placing the maximum bet of $3 on the game, which is a one cent per 300-coin game, according to a news release.
He ultimately won $1,824,943, an absolutely huge payout. I imagine Lopez has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season.
When people play the 1,000,000 Degrees slot machine, they are able to win the jackpot by getting nine “1,000,000 Degrees” symbols appear while placing the max bet of $3. The machine features a top progressive jackpot award that resets at a base amount of just under $1 million. The game then increases how much the jackpot is as more people play the game, according to the release.

Laughlin River Run 2014 Preview

 

Bryan HarleyCruiser Editor

Our resident road warrior has earned his stripes covering the rally circuit, from riding the Black Hills of Sturgis to cruising Main Street in Daytona Beach. Whether it’s chopped, bobbed, or bored, metric to ‘Merican, he rides ‘em all.

Thankfully, Don Laughlin was an enterprising man with a vision. Laughlin had the foresight to recognize the potential of the little plot of land on the Colorado River close to the corner where Arizona, California and Nevada meet. Laughlin had the tenacity to carve out a fortune serving 98-cent chicken dinners at a small gambling joint with 12 slot machines and two gaming tables. Now he’s got a town named for him, multi-storied casinos have risen where once was only sand, and Laughlin has served as a biker’s playground for four days each spring for the last 31 years and counting.

The 32nd annual Laughlin River Run takes place this week, April 23 -27, a popular destination for motorcyclists from Phoenix to LA to Vegas. The Mojave Desert has a certain beauty to it this time of year, wildflowers and cactus blooms dotting the generally brown, harsh landscape. Historic Route 66 runs nearby, bringing with it the promise of a nostalgic trip down memory lane. A stop by nearby Oatman is always in order. Once home to rustlers, wranglers and those hoping to strike it rich in nearby mines, Oatman still pulses with the heartbeat of the Wild West. Just be sure to bring some carrots for the local burros.

 

During its heyday, Laughlin would bring 50 – 60,000 people into the area easily. Then the little brouhaha between the Angels and the Mongols happened in Harrah’s, years of heavy-handed police presence ensued, and attendance numbers dropped. The last couple of years, the tri-state agency that patrols the rally has stepped down its presence a bit, and bikers seem to be embracing the idea of making the trip out to Laughlin once again. All we know is most of the hotels have been fully booked for weeks now so this year’s event looks promising.

One of those reasons might be the fact that Laughlin has stepped up the quality of its headlining acts this year. It starts Thursday night as country star Jason Aldean will perform at the Laughlin Event Center. Another motorcycle rally heavy hitter, Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd, will take the stage at the center Saturday night. Great White is booked to play the
The burros of Oatman say they’re anxious to see you and to bring carrots!

Sam Baldi won Best of Show at the Laughlin River Run Custom Bike Show last year. Who’s going to win the title this year?

The annual Ms. Laughlin River Run Contest is always a popular draw, the winner receiving $1000 cash.

Bikers will soon be out in droves for the 32nd annual Laughlin River Run. Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino Friday and Saturday night, while Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys wrap up the stellar lineup with a performance Saturday night at Harrah’s Rio Vista Outdoor Amphitheater. And that’s just the headliners. There will plenty of local bands performing daily on outdoor stages spread around the rally, too, from Chris Hiatt at the Colorado Belle to The Garage Boys at the Golden Nugget’s Outdoor Lounge.

Poker runs are always a great way to get out and see the area as card stops have been spread out from Chloride to Kingman. This year’s official River Run Poker Run is headed out to locales like Lake Havasu City to London Bridge Harley-Davidson and Pirate Cove Resort. It’s a self-guided poker run this year, so riders can make the run Thursday through Saturday. Registration takes place daily at Riverside Resort’s Starview Room and ends at the Colorado Belle. Competitors have to have their cards in by 3 p.m. Saturday and winners will be posted at the Colorado Belle Loading Dock Restaurant Saturday at 6 p.m. There’s also an American Heroes Charity Poker Run benefiting American veterans on Friday. Registration is at the Tropicana, the run heading out to Kingman’s Mother Road Harley-Davidson. Proceeds benefit vets, so it’s for a great cause, and best hand will win a 2015 River Run Room package.

The annual Laughlin River Run Custom Bike Show takes place Saturday from 11 – 3 on the main deck of the Colorado Belle. There’s $1500 in cash and prizes up for grabs, including $750 to the winner. Sam Baldi’s “Lost Angel” won last year, and this year’s victor will be announced at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Which leaves just enough time to catch the winner and head over to the Ms. Laughlin River Run Contest. Ladies will be competing for $1500 in cash, the winner earning a cool grand. The popular event takes place at the Riverside Resort Bodies Bar Outdoor Stage on Saturday at 4 p.m.

A long list of vendors will once again be set-up in front of the casinos, from the Riverside Resort to the Golden Nugget. We’re got an appointment with the team from Kuryakyn Friday to check out its new rally set-up and to see what exciting new products they’ve got for the 2014 riding season. We know our friends at Mustang Seats will be there too, the hard-working American company recently collaborating with custom builder Dave Perewitz for a signature series of seats which they’ll be displaying. The beauty of Laughlin is you can park your bike and walk to just about all the vendors, and if you get too hot from pounding pavement, you can head indoors to any of the casinos to cool out.

Other events on the 2014 Laughlin River Run schedule include demo rides from Harley-Davidson who will be set up outside the Tropicana while Victory, Indian and Star Motorcycles will be offering demos from the Riverside Resort. There are lots of great new bikes on the market right now, and many of them will be available for test rides at the rally. Bikers can show off their ink at the Laughlin Tattoo Convention held during the River Run at the River Palms. The high energy crew of the Hogs & Heifers Bar will help keep the party going daily, and the casinos offer everything from night clubs to restaurants to gambling, further upping the appeal of Laughlin.

Motorcycle USA will be headed to the desert in a couple of days for the 32nd annual Laughlin River Run, so check in this weekend for pictures and reports from the scene. We’ve been there when it’s been 100-plus degrees outside, while another year the wind blew so hard the sand felt like it was peeling skin off our faces. We’ve also had to buy extra layers because riding through the high desert was bitterly cold, so pack smart because you never know for sure what you’re going to get at the River Run. We’re packing our sun screen with high hopes, but will soon find out first-hand what 2014 has in store.

 

Pow Wow this weekend

Intricate and brightly colored costumes are a highlight of the Avi Kwa Ame Pow Wow Grand Entry. This year’s event marks the 20th annual gathering.

JULIE FAIRMAN/Laughlin Nevada Times

20th annual Avi Kwa Ame gathering

By JULIE FAIRMAN, Laughlin Nevada Times

LAUGHLIN — Beautifully dressed dancers and rhythmic drum music are but a few of the featured activities scheduled for the 20th annual Avi Kwa Ame Pow Wow, to be held at the Mojave Crossing Events Center Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 14, 15 and 16.
The origin of the pow wow is not known. Some believe they were held to revive old friendships and begin new ones, while others are of the opinion that they came about when the American military forced Native Americans onto reservations and further demanded that they perform for the public.

Whatever the root, today’s pow wows are a vibrant, interesting and time-honored display of the native people’s heritage and culture.
This year’s pow wow begins at 6 p.m. Friday with Bird Singing and Dancing. The Bird Singing and Dancing competition will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The festivities on Friday and Saturday begin at noon with the Gourd Dance. Originally thought to be a dance of warriors, the Gourd Society was resurrected in the 1930s to recognize Native American soldiers who have served in the military.
Grand Entry will follow the Gourd Dance at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and also at 7 p.m. Saturday. At that time, a host Drum will be selected for that particular session. (Drum sign-up begins at 9 a.m. Saturday.)

Drum is a term which describes not only the instrument but, also, its complement of musicians and singers, and it is the center of the arena and the center of attention. The Drum performs for all occasions, including contest songs, flag songs, memorial songs, intertribal songs and more. Drums may travel many miles to attend pow wows.
Individuals from many different tribes will participate in the dance contests, with competitors divided into age groups from toddlers through elders. They will compete in fancy dancing, grass dancing, jingle dress dancing and many other structured dances. Dancer registration begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, and the fee is $5.
In addition to the dancing, songs and drums, there will be vendor and food booths. 
Tickets to attend the pow wow are $5 each or $8 for a two-day pass. All event times are Arizona time. No alcohol, drugs, firearms or fireworks will be permitted at the pow wow. The Mojave Crossing Events Center is located across the Colorado River from the Avi Hotel and Casino.
For more information, go to www.mojaveindiantribe.com/tribal-news/ or call Bricker at 760-629-4591.