The Downtown Countdown featured Papa Roach, Blues Traveler, Loverboy, Vince Neil, Adelitas Way, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and her husband, former Mayor Oscar Goodman, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Las Vegas.
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The Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve celebration, the only time of the year downtown’s Fremont Street Experience is not free (the annual party was $40 per person for partygoers ages 21 and older) featured Papa Roach, Blues Traveler, Loverboy, Vince Neil, Las Vegas’ Adelitas Way, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and her husband, former Mayor Oscar Goodman, on Tuesday night.
Contributing photographer Tom Donoghue was onsite for his extensive photo gallery on New Year’s Eve as downtown revelers said goodbye to 2013 and hello to 2014, and the Goodmans, showgirls, Neil and more welcomed the New Year with a champagne toast, fireworks, music and more.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Fremont Street Experience Legendary casinos, free entertainment, old-fashioned gambling hospitality – this is the vintage Vegas of the Fremont Street Experience. Some say it's almost intimate. You may even run into one of the casino owners while you sit at the blackjack table. Some say it's the free entertainment that makes us vintage. On any given night you may see famous bands, strolling showgirls, or an amazing saxophone performance. Some say it's the history. Las Vegas started 100 years ago in 1905 near the corner of Fremont and Main Streets. Fremont Street was the first paved street. The Fremont Hotel opened 50 years ago and launched the careers of famous entertainers like Wayne Newton. Others say it's the service. A dining experience at Hugo's Cellar inside the Four Queens is unrivaled and renowned. And we can't forget the gambling. Test your fortune at The Lady Luck or Fitzgeralds casinos on some of the loosest slots in town.
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