Las Vegas may be reopening, but First Friday is staying digital.
They’re proving that the show can go on even if that means meeting audiences from a rooftop, behind a plastic sheet or from outside their vehicles.
FSE’s Viva Vision video screen is displaying a 144-hour countdown leading to the moment, at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, when Vegas hotel-casinos are allowed to reopen.
“The response went through the roof,” the owner of the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate said a day after giving away 2,000 flights to tourists across the country.
Face masks will be required for staff and guests, and sanitizer made at the museum’s speakeasy will be given away while supplies last.
Three restaurants offer one-parking-spot, mix-and-match curbside pickup with options for the whole family.
The virtual event May 1 aims to keep the First Friday community connected while practicing social distancing.
The music, arts and culinary festival, originally scheduled to take place over multiple stages Sept. 18-20, instead will make a full return next year.
Vegas artist Dustin Hoots says of the new Fremont East mural, “The whole thing took 15, 20 hours of paint time to finish.”
FSE President and CEO Patrick Hughes says, “We are glad now we’ve been given direction by our leadership, and we are going to be socially responsible.”