Next week's Nightclub and Bar Convention brings Aykroyd, Oakenfold, others


Looking ahead to next week, here comes Dan Aykroyd, Wee Man, Paul Oakenfold, Kid Capri, Dominique Crenn from "Iron Chef," Madison Hildabrand from "Million Dollar Listing," Willie Gault, Bill Madlock and many others for the Nightclub and Bar Convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

As I've said before, I don't print press releases verbatim or in any significant way. But the Nightclub and Bar convention people sent me this run-through, and it's just nuts and bolts. So if you're interested and/or going, here's the FYI.

NIGHTCLUB & BAR CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW CELEBRATES 25 YEARS IN LAS VEGAS  

WHO: Scheduled to attend this year’s event are Dan Aykroyd, Wee Man, Paul Oakenfold, Kid Capri, Dominique Crenn (Food Network’s Iron Chef), Madison Hildabrand (Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing), Willie Gault (Chicago Bears) Bill Madlock (Pittsburg Pirates), Kevin Brauch (The Thirsty Traveler), Dale DeGroff (King Cocktail), Tony Abou-Ganim (Modern Mixologist), Miss Nevada and many others.

WHEN:            Monday, March 8, 2010

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.          Opening Kick-off and Welcome Address

10:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.          Opening Night 25th Anniversary Party @ Haze Nightclub, Aria Resort & Casino, City Center 

            Tuesday, March 9, 2010

            11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.            Exhibit Floor Opens

            12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Nightclub & Bar Awards Presentation

            12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.            Shake It Up! Competition

            12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.            Culinary Challenge

            12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.            Red Carpet Interviews

10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.          Red Carpet Arrivals for GLBT Nightclub & Bar Event Hosted by Madison Hildabrand @ Tabu Ultra Lounge, MGM Grand Hotel

10:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.          Top 100 Party, Sponsored by Absolut Vodka @ XS Nightclub, Wynn Encore

            Wednesday, March 10, 2010

            11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          Keynote Address w/ Dan Aykroyd

            12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.            Exhibit Floor Opens

            12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.            Culinary Challenge

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.          Sports Bar Networking Party @ Lagasse’s Stadium, Palazzo

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.          Nightclub & Bar Awards Reception @ LAVO Nightclub, Palazzo