Gov. Steve Sisolak’s office dealt a blow to the return of live entertainment when it shut down Fremont Street Experience’s plans to bring back its free shows.
On Friday afternoon, the canopied six-block entertainment district in Downtown Las Vegas announced plans to restart its free shows, a staple from the experience, on Wednesday, June 17, with local artists including Zowie Bowie, Tony Marques, Spandex Nation, Alter Ego, and more.
Then later Friday night, the Fremont Street Experience told fans on Facebook that, “the return of ambient live entertainment on our stages … has been postponed until further notice following the guidance outlined by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and public health officials.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the state contacted Fremont Street Experience president Patrick Hughes after the venue made its announcement.
The venue already plays shows on the Viva Vision LED screen above the promenade, and deejays were playing background music. The venue disinfects the pedestrian mall, parking garage, and SlotZilla towers twice a day and adhered decals in front of the stages meant to keep fans seven feet apart. Bars on the Fremont Street Experience feature taped to note social distancing as well.
Fans of live music can find entertainment at bars and lounges at Green Valley Ranch, Red Rock Resort, Sunset Station, and Boulder Station. DJ Ricco performs at Red Rock Resort on Saturdays and Sundays, Mirko Barbesino plays at Red Rock Resort on Fridays, and Mark Aston at Sunset Station is on stage on Saturdays with free admission.