The opening ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. PT and is expected to garner an in-person crowd of nearly 30,000 attendees, who will enjoy these performances from the Wynn Grid Club™, Paddock Club™, Skybox or Heineken® Silver Main Grandstands. The show will kick off with an immersive display celebrating the arrival of Formula 1 in Las Vegas, followed by each artist’s performance that pays tribute to Las Vegas’ rich history in entertainment, and culminating with team and driver introductions. ESPN2 is set to broadcast the ceremony nationally, and it will stream on the F1 YouTube channel globally.
The inaugural FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX will be one of the biggest sporting events of the year and will further cement Las Vegas’ position as the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World. To celebrate this remarkable achievement, fans of both music and motorsport will join together at the opening ceremony to enjoy memorable performances by multi-award-winning musicians and Las Vegas staples, set against the backdrop of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip.
“For the first-ever FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX it was important for us to create an opening ceremony that balances the spirit of Las Vegas with the global excitement that Formula 1 and these incredible drivers bring to each host city,” said Renee Wilm, Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc. CEO. “We are proud to be able to work with the very best in the entertainment production space to offer one of the most diverse lineups of beloved musical superstars, which will officially launch the race week festivities.”
“As the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World, it is only fitting that we kick off the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix with an incredible lineup of world-renowned music and athletic talent,” said Steve Hill, President, and CEO of the LVCVA. “We are proud to partner with Formula 1 to give the fans in the audience and viewers around the world an unforgettable start to a truly momentous weekend in Las Vegas.”
For one-night-only, the starting grid will transform into an awe-inspiring visual spectacle with dancers and chart-topping artists performing atop seven high-tech mobile LED stages. The show will be complemented by a state-of-the-art lighting display with 1,000 lights and 100 lasers, fireworks and a curated drone show powered by T-Mobile.
To bring this opening ceremony to life, the Las Vegas Grand Prix tapped entertainment visionary Brian Burke of Brian Burke Creative as executive producer and show creator along with award-winning architecture firm, Stufish Entertainment Architects, and Emmy-nominated Lighting and Set Designer Tom Sutherland of DX7 Design to create and design the state-of-the-art production. The talented trio is behind 20 years of groundbreaking Las Vegas spectacles, international music tours and global television events.
The star-studded lineup spans a variety of music genres and is stacked with an impressive collection of coveted accolades including Academy Awards, Golden Globes, GRAMMY Awards, Emmy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and much more.
A limited number of tickets are available. To purchase tickets and view remaining options, fans can visit www.f1lasvegasgp.com or get in touch with a sales representative via email at [email protected].
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