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Las Vegas celebrates Independence Day with fireworks and live entertainment

5 July 2021

(PRESS RELEASE)-- Las Vegas announced that the Entertainment Capital of the World is back with the return of live entertainment and a spectacular Fourth of July fireworks show. This marked the first time the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has presented a firework show on the Fourth of July.

At 11 p.m. the skies lit up with a themed, synchronized fireworks display from the rooftops of Aria Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, Resorts World Las Vegas, The STRAT Hotel, Casino and Skypod, Treasure Island and The Venetian Las Vegas.

The eight-minute performance designed and created by Phil Grucci featured a state-of-the-art program with red, white and blue specialty Grucci fireworks. More than 11,000 electrical circuits were programmed to launch with lightning speed and precision, delivering an intricate and powerful synchronized performance that painted the sky to reflect the patriotic theme.

The show was coordinated to an audio track that featured a mix of classic, rock and patriotic selections, as well as popular hit songs, including “We Back” by Jason Aldean; “Think (Freedom)” by Aretha Franklin; “R.O.C.K. in The USA” by John Mellencamp; “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd; “Waking Up In Vegas” by Katy Perry; and “Beautiful Now” by Zedd. The grand finale featured the classic “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa.

Local stations KOMP-FM 92.3 and KXPT-FM 97.1 broadcast the soundtrack live.

Other fireworks throughout the destination on Fourth of July weekend included Plaza Hotel & Casino, Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino, M Resort Spa Casino and Lake Las Vegas.

Live entertainment over the weekend included performances from Dave Chappelle, Illenium, Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus, Mystère and “O” by Cirque du Soleil and many others.

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