Monday Jul 27, 2015

LAS VEGAS – In its continued effort to support the local community, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino announces its Music for a Mission nonprofit initiative during select performances at the Friday Night Live at the Pool concert series.

Beginning Friday, Aug. 7, Hard Rock Hotel will donate three cabanas during each show to nonprofits that support Southern Nevada. Each organization is encouraged to auction the cabanas off to raise funds or to give to donors, volunteers and staff as a token of appreciation. In addition to the three complimentary cabanas, the property will provide all nonprofits with a credit that can be used for bottle service, cocktails, water and more.

Friday Night Live at the Pool offers concertgoers an unforgettable experience with its dynamic music vibe and infamous tropical oasis. Guests can enjoy music, food and beverages, various bar games and the party scene in front of The JBL Sound Stage.


2015 Music for a Mission Lineup:

  • The Wailers – Friday, Aug. 7: Communities In Schools of Nevada

Communities In Schools of Nevada (CIS of Nevada) is the local affiliate of the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and helping them succeed in life. Working with both schools and the surrounding community, CIS of Nevada does whatever it takes to help kids stay in school and succeed in life. Based directly inside schools, CIS of Nevada connects students and their families to basic and critical educational and community-based resources, tailored to each student’s specific needs.

Operating in 43 school sites in Southern Nevada, Western Nevada and Northeastern Nevada, CIS of Nevada serves over 45,000 students. Nationally, Communities In Schools provides services in more than 2,200 schools in 26 states and the District of Columbia, serving 1.3 million young people and their families every year. As the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, Communities In Schools is the only program proven to both decrease dropout rates and increase graduation rates. For more information, please see our website http://www.cisnevada.org.

  • Inner Circle and Fortunate Youth – Friday, Aug. 14: HELP of Southern Nevada

HELP of Southern Nevada operates nine departments, consists of 97 employees and serves more than 103,000 unduplicated clients each year. The services HELP provides assist low-income families, homeless teens and adults among other individuals, to become more self-sufficient through direct services, trainings and referrals. Programs available include Shannon West Homeless Youth Center, Emergency Resources Services, Framing Hope Warehouse, Weatherization, Community Alternative Sentencing, Work Opportunities Readiness Center, Holiday Assistance, Nevada 2-1-1 and Homeless Outreach. For more information, call HELP of Southern Nevada at 702-369-4357 or visit www.helpsonv.org

  • Tribal Seeds with special guest The Expanders – Friday, Aug. 21:  The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center)

In 2015, The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) celebrates 21 years as a community-based organization supporting and promoting activities directed at furthering the well-being, positive image, and human rights of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer community, its allies, and low to moderate income residents in Southern Nevada. For more information, call 702-733-9800 or visit www.TheCenterLV.org.

  • Skid Row – Friday, Sept. 4: Opportunity Village

Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people in our community with significant intellectual disabilities, enriching their lives and the lives of the families who love them by providing meaningful work and life experiences. Voted by Las Vegas Review-Journal readers for “Best Community Organization,” Opportunity Village is Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities. Serving more than 3,000 individuals annually, Opportunity Village provides its clients with vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services to make their lives more productive and meaningful.

To meet the growing demand for services, the organization recently launched a Capital Campaign to raise $136 million, which will be used to fulfill several key initiatives, including the development of its first residential facility at the Engelstad campus, followed by a new campus and residential facility in the North Valley.

  • Blue October – Friday, Sept. 18: Las Vegas Business Academy

Founded in 2011, Las Vegas Business Academy (LVBA) is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing scholarship funds for students pursuing a law degree or master’s degree in business or hospitality management at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). LVBA’s program offers selected college students educational enrichment, professional development, financial aid and unparalleled mentoring resources with top-tier industry leaders in an effort to establish Nevada’s next generation of leaders. For more information, visit www.lvbanv.org or call 702.998.2138.

  • Live – Friday, Oct. 2: Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity–based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd to 8th grade designed to develop and enhance girls’ competencies to successfully navigate life experiences. At Girls on the Run, trained and supportive coaches and volunteers teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goals of the program are to develop and improve competence, unleash confidence through accomplishment, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community, all while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. For more information about Girls on the Run® visit www.girlsontherun.org.


Tickets to the shows are on sale now and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, www.axs.com or charge-by-phone at 888.9.AXS.TIX. Cabana reservations can be made by calling 702.693.5555. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid form of identification to attend. For more information, please visit www.hardrockhotel.com.