AMERICAN IDOL AND AMERICA’S GOT TALENT STARS JOIN LAS VEGAS HEADLINER CLINT HOLMES TO CELEBRATE LAUNCH OF GRAND LUCAYAN, BAHAMAS
Music, Entertainment and Poker in Spotlight at Inaugural Celebrity Weekend
Grand Bahama Island - Bahamas (September 28, 2011) – Musical artists and performers will be heading to the Grand Lucayan, Bahamas, in Grand Bahama Island on November 11 and 12 for the Inaugural Grand Lucayan Celebrity Weekend. The event, a two-night concert weekend filled with fun, poker, philanthropy, fabulous food, beautiful beaches and friendly people promises to draw fun seekers from near and far. The resort which was recently re-named, is hosting the first of a series of lavish entertainment events. Organizers are planning to roll out the red carpet for this much anticipated event. The celebratory weekend coincides with the launch of Vision Airlines’ direct service to Grand Bahama Island from Baltimore, Louisville, Richmond, Raleigh/Durham and Fort Lauderdale in November.
The Grand Lucayan Celebrity Weekend kicks off on Friday night with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a cocktail reception and dinner show. The concert line-up includes American Idol’s fan favorites from Season 9, Didi Benami and Tim Urban, (whose EP Heart of Me was released on iTunes last year) with a headliner performance by America’s Got Talent sensation, Prince Poppycock. Saturday’s fun begins with a charity poker tournament (www.pokergives.org) at the Treasure Bay Casino and then the evening’s musical line-up presents another memorable American Idol, beatboxer, Blake Lewis. The featured performer is famed Las Vegas crowd-pleaser and headliner, Clint Holmes, accompanied by musical director, Jeffrey Neiman.
“We are thrilled to host such a wonderful group of musical performers and special guests here at Grand Lucayan, Bahamas,” says Ben Davis, General Manager. “We’re very proud of this resort and look forward to treating everyone like a celebrity this weekend.”
Event producer Lisa Tenner, founder of Tenner & Associates, is putting together a weekend that is sure to entertain the crowd and keep them returning to Grand Lucayan, Bahamas. She hails from Las Vegas and is also a home owner on the island and is pulling out all the stops to contribute in re-launching this extraordinary resort. Portions of the proceeds from the event will go to the musical performers’ charity of choice.
For just $369* guests flying out of Fort Lauderdale can enjoy four days/three nights of deluxe Four-Diamond accommodations and roundtrip nonstop airfare courtesy of Vision Airlines to enjoy the Grand Lucayan Concert weekend. Rates from Baltimore, Richmond, Raleigh and Louisville start at just $469* per person for a three-night stay and roundtrip nonstop airfare. For reservations, please call 1.855.LUCAYAN or visit www.grandlucayan.com.
Tickets for the two-night gala event start at $50 and go up to $75 for VIP, which includes reserved seating and a private celebrity meet and greet with the featured performers. Tickets will be sold at the resort during the event.
*Fares do not include September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per U.S. enplanement, Airport passenger facility charges (PFCs) of up to $18 roundtrip, other government taxes and fees (including foreign taxes based on itinerary or billing address) of up to $190 USD may apply; total may vary slightly based upon currency exchange rate at time of purchase. U.S. government excise tax is a user tax to pay for airport construction and airway safety and operations. All fares are per person, and non-refundable. Fares offered are only valid for travel beginning November 3, 2011. Fares are limited, may not be available on all flights and are subject to availability at the time of purchase. Fares, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. A $35 fee per segment per person applies to any change or cancellation made after purchase of SAVER and ADVANTAGE fares, plus any applicable increase in fare. Bags may be checked for a fee of $15 each way. Passengers may pay for their bag fees online or at the airport. Standard bag/ luggage weights and size requirements apply. Packaged prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Blackout dates may apply. Resort taxes, fees and service charges not included.
About Grand Lucayan, Bahamas
Located on Grand Bahama Island, the 519-room Grand Lucayan, Bahamas is situated along an expansive 7.5-acre beach with views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. Situated just 70 miles off the coast of Florida, Grand Lucayan, Bahamas is a AAA-rated Four Diamond resort, offering some of the finest amenities in the Caribbean. Guests enjoy spacious accommodations, nine restaurants, four swimming pools, water sports activities, four tennis courts – all offering Grand Slam surfaces, a 25,000 square-foot Senses Spa & Fitness Center, two 18-hole championship golf courses – The Reef Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., and The Lucayan Country Club, designed by Dick Wilson, 90,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space and a Las Vegas-style casino. For more information please visit www.grandlucayan.com.
About Tenner and Associates, Inc.
Lisa Tenner, founder of Tenner and Associates, Inc. a Las Vegas based branding and marketing company, focuses on talent- building and brand marketing skills in the corporate world. Recently named a visionary in both entertainment and gaming by Global Gaming Magazine, Ms. Tenner was also awarded “Event Pro" by her peers in the Live Event performance arena. She is the recipient of the Nevada Governor's Tourism Award and takes pride in having created "The Queens of Heart”, as the charitable arm for the Ladies Event during the World Series of Poker. Her accomplishments include the creation and production of Emerging Artists and Technology in Music, which launched the careers of many unsigned artists to major labels. Tenner clients have included Jeep, Party Gaming, Caesars Entertainment, VH1, Card Player Cruises, Hard Rock Hotel, Elle Magazine, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and Global Gaming Expo. Recently the American Gaming Association appointed Ms. Tenner to the Advisory Board for their Table Games track. Ms. Tenner is also the co-founder of www.pokergives.org. Shoutz (www.shoutz.com), a new viral social media platform, recently named Tenner and Associates, Inc. to be the company of record as their marketing consultant. Tenner and Associates, Inc has been tapped as the firm for the rebranding, marketing and launch of the The Grand Lucayan resort in Grand Bahamas Island (www.GrandLucyan.com). For more information, visit www.tennerandassoc.com or call (702)496-3286.
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