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April 22, 2014

New venue in Vegas: 33-acre ‘Rock in Rio'

  • It is expected to have five stages, themed streets with the sights and sounds of Brazil, the U.S. and the U.K., plus thrill rides and shopping.
  • LAS VEGAS (AP) — A group including casino company MGM Resorts announced plans Monday to build a 33-acre open-air music venue on the Las Vegas Strip to host a four-day Rock in Rio USA festival beginning in May 2015.

    MGM Resorts International officials said the “City of Rock” will be built between the Circus Circus resort and Sahara Avenue, and serve as home to what they expect will be one of the largest concert festival events in the world.

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