Ri Ra Irish Pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Place is embarking on a 16-day challenge in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the Longest Concert by Multiple Artists. The rockin’ good time begins today at 1 pm.
Here’s how it will go down: for 16 consecutive days, Ri Ra will host nonstop live music with no more than 25-second breaks betweens songs and only a five-minute break between sets. The marathon concert will feature a variety of different musical styles, as to satisfy all who attend over the next 16 days. But of course there will be Irish music. In fact, many popular bands and musicians will fly in from Ireland to attempt to break the record including Liam Reilly or Irish rock band Bagatelle and the founder of Wolfe Tones, Derek Warfield.
The current world record holder for Longest Concert by Multiple Artists is AJ’s Music Café in Ferndale, Michigan. They set the record on March 19, 2011 when a concert lasted for 360 hours, ending on April 3, 2011.
Ri Ra Irish Pub is familiar with hosting live concerts on a regular basis. Seven nights a week the pub hosts live entertainment in their music room and on Friday and Saturday nights; guests can enjoy the best bands in town on the pub’s stage.
While you take in the record-breaking concert at Ri Ra Irish Pub over the next 16 days you will be able to enjoy the pub’s unique atmosphere including artifacts restored in Wicklow, Ireland; an authentic Victorian Shop bar that lived in Ireland in the 1880’s; a whiskey bar dressed with an original glazed jewelry cabinet from 1900; an oak floor from a whiskey distillery and an 8-foot-tall, 500-pound carved plaster statue of St. Patrick dating back to 1850. Ri Ra’s music room is also home to some pretty fascinating pieces including artifacts dating back to 1890 from the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland.
And of course there are plenty of Irish drinks to satisfy your thirst at Ri Ra. It is one of the few true Irish pubs that serve up real Irish drinks.
Stay tuned to see if Ri Ra Irish Pub breaks the Guinness World Record for the Longest Concert by Multiple Artists. If you’re in town for the next 16-days make sure you head to Ri Ra and help support the record-breaking attempt.
Las Vegas, NV – 10/02/14
By: Jena Pugh