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Downtown Grand sparks summer nights with new live music

The Citrus Summer Series is here, and it’ll last all season long. Take advantage.
Photo: Christopher DeVargas

The Downtown Grand had already differentiated itself from its neighbors around Fremont Street with the colorful addition of the Citrus Grand Pool Deck last season. This year, the Third Street destination is upping the ante with the Citrus Summer Series.

May 4 marked the launch of the new music program, which brings themed sounds Thursdays through Sundays at sunset. Whether it’s old-school R&B, pop and dance tracks, a rock-music party or Latin beats, Citrus is living by its mantra: “Always fresh, always fun, always free.” There’s no cover, and you won’t find lines on your way into this pool party.

Citrus also serves food from Hell’s Kitchen winner Scott Commings, including falafel skewers, lobster and shrimp rolls and other light, shareable offerings—perfect plates for keeping the party moving. The sparkling pool, semi-private cabanas, fire pit and fun, backyard-style games like table tennis and foosball maintain a relaxing vibe. And then, at 7 p.m., live entertainment takes over. The Friday-night dance party, for example, features a Shakira tribute band led by Lorena Peril, star of Fantasy at Luxor, while Sunday’s “Noche de Ritmo” pairs a DJ with a live band like local favorites Banda Corazon Sinaloense.

The Citrus Summer Series is here, and it’ll last all season long. Take advantage. Citrus at Downtown Grand, 702-719-5100.

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