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Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend.

The spring torrent that brings to Vegas the annual influx of all things Rockabilly has finally overspilled its banks and has had to move on to larger digs. Viva Las Vegas 12 (aka Rockabilly Weekend) arrives this Thursday through Sunday, April 9-12, to the Orleans after 11 years at the Gold Coast. The four-day music festival brings with it expected record crowds to take part in a burlesque competition, a pre-1963 car show, jive lessons and contests, a tiki pool party, vendors of vintage paraphernalia and almost nonstop live music from 1 p.m. to 7 a.m. from more than 50 bands and 15 DJs. Think your pomade can stand up to that?

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Viva Las Vegas 12
April 9-12, various times
Four-day passes $99 in advance, $125 at the door (children 6-12 $44.50)
Orleans
Viva Las Vegas Car Show
Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Show
Beyond the Weekly
Viva Las Vegas

Four-day tickets are available for $99 in advance, $125 at the door. Not listed on the website: If the event does not reach capacity by Saturday, $50 Saturday-Sunday two-day passes will be sold, subject to availability.

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  • If their goal was to compete with Broadway musicals while adding their signature Cirque style, then they succeeded!

  • Like any Biafra show, it was part punk-rock concert, part political rally and part performance art.

  • The festival assembled arguably its best lineup in years, yet most of the finest achievements were completely ignored.

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