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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Country Joins Rock ‘n Roll at Classic Car Event

The entertainment headliners for 2014 Hot August Nights in Reno, Nevada is a lineup that is sure to keep the crowds on their feet during the weeklong annual celebration of America’s love affair with cars and rock ‘n’ roll.

Performances will kick off Tuesday, July 29 and go until Saturday, August 2. And what’s a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll without a little bit of country? On Friday, August 1 for the first time ever Hot August Nights introduces Country Night, starring Darryl Worely.

“We are very excited to wrestle into our wranglers and slip on our cowboy boots,” said Tony Marini, Executive Director of Hot August Nights. “It will be a night to remember and a little something different for Hot August Nights with all that join in on the festivities, but not to worry we haven’t lost that lovin’ feeling as The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley takes the stage on Saturday night at Grand Sierra.”    

Darryl Worely is known as a genuinely traditional country artist from Nashville who doesn’t follow trends or fads, but rather his own bedrock convictions. With twenty hit singles, including three number one songs: "I Miss My Friend", "Have You Forgotten", and "Awful, Beautiful Life" this is one show crowds will kick their heels up for. Five lucky winners will also receive a Darryl Worely Prize Package with details to be announced shortly.

Along with a Country Night, to keep the tradition alive, memorable rock ‘n’ roll acts from the 50’s, 60's, and 70's, with some of the top tribute acts in the country will be featured ranging from: Chicago Tribute Authority, Nathan Owen Motown Legends, and “Somethin’ tells me I’m into something good” Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, with more acts listed below. All performances are scheduled to begin at 8:15pm.t

Hot August Nights, a non-profit organization, is the premiere classic car event in the world, annually drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants to northern Nevada to revel in nostalgia, enjoy top entertainers from the 50s, 60s and 70s and participate in a variety of events including Show-n-Shines, controlled cruises and more.

For more information on this year’s entertainment call (775) 356-1956 or visit www.hotaugustnights.net

For more information about top events in Nevada take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Nevada.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Waikiki Beach Sports Festival Honors Duke’s Legacy

Duke’s OceanFest, Waikiki’s premier ocean sports festival and a popular celebration in tribute to Duke Kahanamoku for watermen and waterwomen worldwide, is being showcased this summer over a nine-day period from August 16 to 24.

Now in its 13th year, Duke’s OceanFest will feature a variety of competitions and events that includes surfing, stand-up paddling, one-mile ocean swim, lifeguard competition, surfboard waterpolo, wounded warrior canoe regatta, paddle boarding, beach volleyball, and beachfront luau. 

Most competitions will take place near Queen’s Surf in Waikiki, with the surf stand and exhibit booths fronting the majestic statue of Kahanamoku.

Brent Imonen, Event Director for Duke’s OceanFest, said: “We’re putting together an exciting schedule of ocean sports competitions and special events, and urge our waterman community and Hawaii’s visitors to mark their calendar and be part of the celebration. Duke’s OceanFest is the best time of year to experience Waikiki Beach and see the ocean sports heritage that has made it such an iconic destination.”

Kahanamoku’s enduring legacy and all he represents to Hawaii and the waterman spirit continues to be the primary inspiration for Duke’s OceanFest, with this year’s events concluding on Sunday, August 24, the 124th anniversary of his birth.

Revered as Hawaii’s greatest athlete, Kahanamoku (1890-1968) won six Olympic medals, including three gold medals in swimming, from 1912 to 1932, and is recognized as the “Father of International Surfing.” Kahanamoku was the world’s fastest swimmer, a champion paddler and steersman, and a lifelong mentor to generations of watermen and waterwomen. He once used his surfboard to rescue eight people from drowning following a boating accident in California. Kahanamoku was the first person inducted into both the International Swimming Hall of Fame (1965) and International Surfing Hall of Fame (1966).

Duke’s OceanFest supports the mission of the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation (ODKF), the public, nonprofit foundation established in Kahanamoku’s honor in 1986. 

For more details and reservations visit the Duke’s OceanFest website www.dukesoceanfest.com or log on at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/DukesOceanfest2014.

For more information about top events in Hawaii take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the main annual festivals in Oahu, the Big Island, Maui and Kauai