Enjoy Country in the Park today with country music rising stars and help kids learn about the magic of books. Bring new and gently used books for Spread the Word Nevada at the eight annual Country in the Park outdoor concert and festival from 2 to 8 p.m. at Exploration Park in the Mountain’s Edge.
Pods of Las Vegas, which provides moving and storage solutions with portable storage containers, will be collecting books for the nonprofit organization at its Pods container booth during the free event. Spread the Word Nevada promotes literacy and provides books for children in Nevada.
Headlining the concert is Scotty McCreery, winner of “American Idol” Season 10, who will be joined by Danielle Bradbery, winner of “The Voice” Season 4. A local favorite, the Tony Marques Band opens the show from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by Bradbery from 5 to 5:45 p.m. and McCreery from 6 to 7:45 p.m.
Country in the Park is presented by Mountain’s Edge and KWNR-FM (95.5) “The Bull.”
In addition to the concert, attendees can take advantage of the 80-acre Exploration Park’s amenities, which include replicas of a Western town and Indian village, archaeology dig site, picnic areas, playgrounds, water play area and the 2,846-foot- Exploration Peak. This natural mountain park provides several walking, hiking and biking trails to the top and spectacular views of the entire valley. These are adjacent to the outdoor amphitheater venue for the concert.
Exploration Park is at 9725 S. Buffalo Drive, south of Blue Diamond Road.
The festival includes a beer garden, food vendors, booths and exhibits. Food vendors include Smoken Sams, Ben &Jerry’s, Papa Johns, Ma and Pa Kettle Corn, Chill Out Shaved Ice and Funnel Cake Café.
Attendees are invited to bring picnic baskets, blankets and chairs, and well-behaved dogs on leashes. No glass or coolers will be allowed in the park.
Exhibitors are The Animal Foundation, which will bring some canine ambassadors; Star Nursery; Pole Position Raceway Las Vegas; Winder Farms; Silverton Casino; Sit Means Sit; The Smile Generation; and Gaudin Ford. The Mountain’s Edge Home Information Center, DR Horton, KB Home, Lennar and Ryland Homes also will have booths.
Before finding your ideal spot to enjoy the day’s activities, drive around the master plan and learn about the floor plans from leading builders.
For example, the newest models by DR Horton will be available in the Denali neighborhood starting Monday.
Ryland Homes is now preselling at two of its three Mountain’s Edge communities with special incentives available. The new Quintessa has five two and three-story floor plans ranging from 1,699 to 2,424 square feet and priced from the low $200,000s. Three-story homes include a rooftop deck.
Tacinga Ridge has five new two-story floor plans from 2,203 to 2,752 square feet with available rooftop decks, priced from the mid-$200,000s. Special close-out offers are available at Maravilla Vistas that has about 15 houses remaining. For details, check with a sales agent.
Located in southwest Las Vegas, the 3,500-acre Mountain’s Edge celebrates the rich history and natural beauty of the area. Developed by Focus Property Group, it has consistently ranked among the country’s top 10 best-selling master-planned communities by leading independent real estate advisory firms. Mountain’s Edge is recognized for close proximity to the Red Rock National Conservation Area, major employment and Las Vegas Strip entertainment offerings; a wealth of floor plans and single and multifamily subdivisions from top builders; parks, trails and open spaces; and public facilities and schools. A series of paseos wind through the community, connecting residents and their neighborhoods to recreation areas including Nathaniel Jones Park and Exploration Park. Additionally construction has started on the first phase of the new neighboring Mountain’s Edge Regional Park.
Mountain’s Edge is at 9725 S. Buffalo Drive on the corner of Buffalo and Blue Diamond Road. For information, call 702-898-5777 or visit www.mountainsedge.com.