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Ninth Annual Rock 'n Roll Wine Amplified Weekend Returns October 10 - 11 Featuring Train and Blink 182 at The Lot

Early-Bird Tickets on Sale Thursday, July 17 at 10 a.m.; Public on Sale Thursday, July 24 at 10 a.m.

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Ninth Annual Rock ‘n Roll Wine Amplified Weekend Returns October 10 – 11
Featuring Train and Blink 182 at The Lot
 
Early-Bird Tickets on Sale Thursday, July 17 at 10 a.m.; Public on Sale Thursday, July 24 at 10 a.m.
 
LAS VEGAS (July 15, 2014) – For the ninth consecutive year, MGM Resorts International is partnering with Rock ‘n Roll Wine to host the highly anticipated wine and music event “Wine Amplified Festival.” Based on the event’s growth and increased popularity, the two-day festival will be held for the first time at the lot across from Luxor Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11. The larger-than-ever event will begin at 4 p.m. both days and feature headliners Train and Blink 182 in addition to performances by Violent Femmes, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Magic!, Better than Ezra, The Mowgli’s, of Verona and Mystic Roots, among others.
 
Early-bird two-day general admission tickets priced at $99 and VIP tickets priced at $249, not including applicable service charges, go on sale Thursday, July 17 at 10 a.m. Two-day general admission tickets priced at $129 and VIP tickets priced at $299, not including applicable service charges, go on sale Thursday, July 24 at 10 a.m.  Single day tickets also will be available and priced at $69 for general admission and $159 for VIP. Purchasers must be 21 years of age and no exclusions apply. Tickets will be sold at wineamplified.com as well as all MGM Resorts’ box offices. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the MGM Resorts’ Contact Center at (877) 274-6958 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
 
This year’s wine-tasting and music festival will be a high-energy, interactive experience that revolutionizes the way wine is presented, perceived and enjoyed. The venue will be transformed into a sublime slice of wine country featuring more than 60 wineries, 150 wines and 20 craft beers. Additional highlights and details include a hidden speakeasy, barrel tasting, grape stomping, libation lounge and a wide-variety of food truck options. This year’s festival will be a completely cashless event utilizing the latest in radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology. Patrons will be able to load money on their RFID wristbands and use it to purchase wine, beer, food and festival merchandise.
 
“We continue striving to make this annual weekend the premier wine and music festival in the country,” said Chris Hammond, Rock ‘n Roll Wine Founder. “It’s the ultimate event for wine and music enthusiasts alike and due to its success we’re expanding to create an even bigger and better experience for our fans.” 
 
American rock band Train is set to headline the festival Friday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 p.m. The two-time GRAMMY Award-winning band will perform its most popular hits including “Meet Virginia,” “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” and “Hey, Soul Sister,” among others. Also scheduled to perform Friday evening are Michael Franti & Spearhead, Better than Ezra, of Verona and Mystic Roots. Punk rock band Blink 182 is set to headline Saturday, Oct. 11 at 10:30 p.m. With smashing hits such as “Dammit,” “What’s My Age Again?” and “All the Small Things,” the New York Times claimed “no punk band of the 1990s has been more influential than Blink 182.” Also slated to appear Saturday night are Violent Femmes, Magic! and The Mowgli’s.
 
Rock ‘n Roll Wine co-founder Sonny Barton added,  “We’re ecstatic to have Train and Blink 182 headline this year’s festival weekend and we've worked hard to put together a rock-star roster of wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails to round out what we promise will be an unforgettable two nights of fun.”
 
Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment for MGM Resorts International, said, “With the move of Wine Amplified Weekend to The lot, we continue to provide visitors and locals alike with the opportunity to enjoy their Las Vegas experience at a one-of-a-kind venue.  We are committed to expanding upon the already diverse entertainment offerings within the company and this weekend allows us to create another event that gives guests an interactive, social space along The Strip.”
 
For more information about the Ninth Annual Wine Amplified Festival Weekend, full event lineup and room package information, visit wineamplified.com. Additional artists are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Fans must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
 
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Contacts:       
Scott Ghertner / Kristen Cadenhead
MGM Resorts International Public Relations
(702) 891-1838 / (702) 891-1864
sghertner@mgmresorts.com / kcadenhead@mgmresorts.com
@ScottGhertner / @KristenMarieLV 

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