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Henderson Department of Cultural Arts & Tourism

April 5, 2011


Cultural arts series features live performances & family-friendly activities
ArtBeat presented by Target, Henderson’s signature cultural arts series, will feature a diverse lineup in May including country, bluegrass and rock crossover band, Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand; local favorites, Nevada Chamber Symphony; and up-and-coming country music group, Crossin Dixon. ArtBeat will take place on Fridays at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street, in the Water Street District, with the featured headlining act taking the stage at 8 p.m. Pre-show activities such as art displays, demonstrations and local musical performances will begin at 5 p.m. Admission is complimentary.
Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand
May 6 at 8 p.m.
Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand is a breath of fresh air. Hailing from Salt Lake City, Utah, the five-man band, blends a mixture of music genres, from country to jazz, bluegrass, folk and rock & roll, to create a crossover style that is unique, imaginative and daring.
The group’s spontaneity, charm and versatility have appealed to young and old, alike. Over the years, the RubberBand has performed across the country, entertaining audiences at a variety of concert series and popular music festivals like SXSW in Austin, Texas. Additionally, the band has appeared at the 2002 Olympic Games and CBS’s Good Morning America, as well as served as the opening act for Trace Adkins, Trisha Yearwood, LeAnn Rimes, Creed and Marc Anthony.
Currently, the RubberBand is expanding its musical aspirations, appearing in Henderson for the first time. They will perform a fun and energetic show, playing popular songs from the band’s earlier years including “Dream Big”, “Banjo Boy” and “Be the One”. They will also introduce new material featuring the catchy song, “Don’t Leave Me Lonely”; the beautiful love serenade, “All I Need”; the feisty rock anthem, “My Life”; and the humorous ode to the popular junk food, “Corn Dogs”.
Nevada Chamber Symphony
May 13 at 8 p.m.
What started out as a dream nearly three decades ago has turned into a triumphant musical force in Southern Nevada. The Nevada Chamber Symphony was founded by the Chile native, Rodolfo Fernandez, the orchestra’s first and only conductor, in 1984 after a long career as a world-travelling cellist. 
The Nevada Chamber Symphony is a professional, non-profit group that has performed an assortment of classical music, standards and Broadway songs to hundreds of doting fans. All of the concert materials are arranged by Fernandez. 
For their show in Henderson, the ensemble will entertain audiences of all ages with an out of this world concert, celebrating a musical collection with an outer space connection. Fans will enjoy songs including “Star Trek”, “Empire Strikes Back”, “Apollo 13”, as well as songs by such legends as Bette Midler, Judy Garland and the Beach Boys. 
Crossin Dixon
May 20 at 8 p.m.
Since 2004, the Mississippi boys of Crossin Dixon have won over thousands of fans with their edgy brand of music. Combining the best of Southern rock and contemporary country, the band saw success in 2007 with their debut single, “Guitar Slinger”, and the follow-up hit, “Make You Mine”, both making the Billboard’s Hot Country Songs charts. In addition, Crossin Dixon released the foot-stomping smash, “Lovin in the Country”, in late 2010.
In a short time span, Crossin Dixon has shared the stage with a number of national and legendary touring artists including Merle Haggard, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean and Bad Company. Currently, the group is touring, performing new and exciting songs in an entertaining and rockin’ show.
For additional information, visit or call the City of Henderson Cultural Arts & Tourism Department at (702) 267-2171. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at HendersonLive.
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About the City of Henderson Department of Cultural Arts & Tourism
The City of Henderson Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism is dedicated to creating and promoting innovative events, entertainment, programming and venues that celebrate diverse cultural arts, enhance tourism, involve and serve the community and enrich the economic and cultural fabric of Henderson.

The Henderson Pavilion, Henderson Convention Center and Henderson Events Plaza are all managed by the Department of Cultural Arts and Tourism.
For additional information on our programs and entertainment, please contact us directly at (702) 267-2171. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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