Las Vegas Welcomes the 8th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards
The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts
Announces Partnership with Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 30, 2012) – The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA) proudly announces a partnership with Las Vegas for the 8th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards. The biggest night in LGBT music and entertainment, the annual awards show celebrates the best recordings, performers and industry contribution in music each year with a message of inclusion, equality and creative achievements. Las Vegas is one of the world’s top LGBT destinations making it the perfect fit for the 2012 OUTMUSIC Awards.
“Las Vegas is such an exciting place to be and we are happy to bring the OMAs to such an amazing city over the next three years,” said Diedra Meredith, chairwoman and CEO of LARA and the OUTMUSIC Foundation. “Our partnership with Las Vegas gives the Academy a warm welcome to reflecting the city’s commitment to inclusion and equality, as well as Las Vegas values the LGBT community.”
“Las Vegas is excited to host the 8th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards in celebration of the destination’s commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). “As a premiere destination for LGBT travelers looking for world-class entertainment,dining, shopping and more, there is no better place to host this special celebration.”
The OUTMUSIC Awards’ move to Las Vegas is the result of a three-year partnership with Caesars Entertainment, parent company of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, which has received a perfect rating from the Human Rights Campaign’s annual Corporate Equality Index. The night of extravagance and unforgettable memories will be presented at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on, Sunday Dec. 16, 2012.
Guests of the 8th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards three-day weekend spectacular will spend three days celebrating in the heart of Las Vegas, steps from a variety of shopping experiences at the Miracle Mile Shops and a short walk from Crystals at CityCenter, where opulence and style are unparalleled.
The world’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas is renowned for opulent dining, shopping, nightlife and more. According to Community Marketing Inc.’s 2011-2012 16th Annual LGBT Tourism Study, Las Vegas was named the second most-visited LGBT destination, one of the most gay-friendly destinations in the world and personal favorite by 10,000 respondents surveyed.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the OUTMUSIC Awards Event Passes will benefit Southern Nevada Association of Pride, Inc. (SNAPI), Aids for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN), Human Rights Campaign, Las Vegas Steering Committee and Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada.
For more information on the OUTMUSIC Awards, to purchase tickets or to book hotel rooms and discounted travel accommodations, please visit www.outmusicawards.com or visit www.visitlasvegas.com/gaytravel.com.
About OUTMUSIC – The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA)
Founded in 1990, THE LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA) is the premiere 501c3 non- profit organization created to promote the advancement and appreciation of underrepresented LGBT music culture and heritage. LARA seeks to create opportunities to support the development of young aspiring LGBT artists, increase the visibility of the LGBT Music & Entertainment Platform, as well as honor, document and archive the contributions of underrepresented out & proud LGBT music artists into music history www.thelara.org.
ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With 151,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.VisitLasVegas.com.
PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the newest member of the Caesars Entertainment family and is a full partner in Total Rewards™. The hottest property on the Las Vegas Strip with 2,500 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites showcasing the best views in town, Planet Hollywood encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, nine restaurants including KOI, Strip House, the award-winning Spice Market Buffet and LA’s Pink’s Hot Dogs, and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The mega resort is also home to PEEPSHOW, the sexy striptease spectacular starring bombshell Holly Madison, and in August 2012, Grammy® Award-winning recording artist CeeLo Green will premiere his new Las Vegas resident show, “CeeLo Green Presents LOBERACE.” The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more 170 specialty stores and restaurants. For more information, please visit www.planethollywoodresort.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Planet Hollywood on Facebook and follow on Twitter. Planet Hollywood, along with all Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts, including Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s, Bally’s, Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, Imperial Palace and Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, proudly prohibit adding hidden resort fees to hotel guest room rates. For information on No Resort Fees visit www.caesars.com/vegasnoresortfees.
The LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA)
Tim Yates, Public Relations Director
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Courtney Fitzgerald, Public Relations Manager
Candice Seeley, Public Relations Manager