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Mark Wahlberg makes a scene bartending in downtown Las Vegas

Updated May 30, 2023 - 4:15 pm

The tribute band Velvet Elvis rocked it from Main Street Stage. Mark Wahlberg rocked it behind the bar.

The tequila-brandishing actor and entrepreneur took to Fremont Street and Circa Bar on Saturday to pour free shots of his Flecha Azul Tequila. The unofficial turnout was “throngs,” as Wahlberg usually creates a kerfuffle in such events. Saturday certainly extended that trend.

Wahlberg joined Flecha Azul Tequila co-founders Abraham Ancer, a professional golfer; and Aron Marquez, an entrepreneur, in the company. Wahlberg frequently updates his entrepreneurial adventures on his Instagram page.

As for Velvet Elvis, made up of Jason Tanzer, Rockie Brown, Brandon Nix, Seth Trotter, Jon Wozniak and Carl Collison, the band was selected by Fremont Street Experience officials to play the show. Wahlberg approved, offered a toast and a thumb’s up.

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His “PodKats!” podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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