This summer the free concert series at the Fremont Street Experience returns once again. The mall of casinos has free entertainment all year ‘round but the summer series takes the entertainment to another level. The summer concert series brings nationally touring bands that you’d typically pay to see. Instead, you can see the bands for free during a beautiful Vegas night.
The free concert theme is “One Louder” this year. The “loud” lineup celebrates the return of Downtown Rocks with an all-new lineup. The first batch of bands seems as though the music will appeal mostly towards rock and hard rock music fans from the 1980’s and 1990’s.
“Fremont Street Experience has always been committed to offering the very best in live entertainment and we are thrilled to be kicking off the Downtown Rocks summer concert series with such an incredible lineup,” said Patrick Hughes, President and Chief Executive Officer for Fremont Street Experience. “Whether you’re interested in celebrating the warmer weather with a cold one or joining us for the party that never ends under the Viva Vision canopy, you can be sure to find what you’re looking for at Fremont Street Experience.”
The initial concert lineup for the “One Louder” edition of Downtown Rocks is below. The series will continue throughout the summer and additional dates and talent will be announced at a later time. Free Concerts at the Fremont Street Experience this summer include:

  • May 25 – Candlebox and Cracker
  • June 30 – SiriusXM Presents Summerland Tour 2018 starring Everclear, Marcy Playground & Local H
  • July 4 – Billy Ray Cyrus
  • July 14 – The Cult
  • Aug. 11 – Molly Hatchet
  • Aug. 25 – Halestorm
  • Sept. 29 – RATT and Sebastian Bach

Most of the free summer concerts at the Fremont Street Experience begin at 9:00 p.m. sharp. Specific stages will be announced shortly. Visit closer to the event date to find out where you’ll see each band.
Alternatively, you can just go to the Fremont Street Experience and look for a large gathering of people in one place. The free concerts always bring out large crowds looking for something free and fun. It’s a great atmosphere but it’s possible to feel a bit claustrophobic when you’re in a sea of people.
Fremont Street Experience Upgrades Coming Soon
The Las Vegas City Council recently approved $33 million for upgrades for the Fremont Street Experience. The largest and most noticeable upgrade will take place above your head in downtown Las Vegas. The Fremont Street Experience canopy LED display will see a major upgrade.
The new screens will be more than 7 times as bright as the current screens. The new and improved brightness will not only make the shows brighter at night, but they’ll be bright enough for shows while the sun is still out. Shows typically don’t begin until 8 p.m. and the upgrade will allow the shows to begin earlier.
Don’t worry, the screens will never entirely go dark. The canopy will be upgraded in sections. In addition to the new canopy screen, the Fremont Street Experience improve the content and some interactive elements in the mall of casinos.


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