Big game fun at MontBleu

By From page B7 | February 01, 2013

STATELINE, Nev. — MontBleu ( will celebrate the big game matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens Tahoe-style beginning Friday, Feb. 1 with parties, tasty cuisine, flavorful drink concoctions and all the pigskin pile-up action featured on 10 foot projection HD screens inside the MontBleu Theater.

The Tahoe South ( entertainment hub will kick off the big game weekend festivities with non-stop action at Opal Ultra Lounge with Ladies Night on Friday, Feb 1.

Ladies drink free and there’s no cover with a Heavenly or Kirkwood season pass.

Pre-game action continues Saturday, Feb. 2 with a UFC bout as contenders Aldo and Edgar square off on screens at The Zone Bar and Sports Book starting at 7 p.m. Opal will continue the party into the morning with no cover for ladies until midnight and Sierra-at-Tahoe swag and door prizes.

The big game party gets underway at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 in Opal Ultra Lounge and The Zone Sports Bar and Sports Book. Both offer football fanatics an afternoon of revelry in preparation for 3:30 p.m. PST kickoff as the Niners take on the Ravens in the showdown from The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Wages can be placed at MontBleu’s Sports Book until game time on a variety of propositions including first and second quarter scoring, half-time points, spreads and final game results.

Opal Ultra Lounge and The Zone Bar will both have free admission for the big game or VIP tables and bottle service is available. Opal food specials include hot dogs, pizza and nachos while The Zone will be serving buckets of wings and pitchers of Bud Light or Shock Top.

Want to do it big? Buy a ticket to the MontBleu Theater for $35 and get three drink tickets, access to a tailgating style buffet, a remote betting station and a chance to win prizes. Following the trash talking and victory dances, the evening heats up and celebrations will continue into the wee hours of the morning.

Cure that football hangover with MontBleu’s sizzling winter entertainment lineup starting with Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas, Feb. 8. The live performance and DJ set by Taboo will pump out the hits and mixes of today’s hottest music, transforming the theater into a massive dance club.

Ten-time Grammy Award-winning jazz man George Benson brings his soulfully smooth guitar sound and silky voice, Feb. 17. Benson engages mixes of pop, R&B and other shades that has given the world hits like “Breezin,” “On Broadway,” “Give Me the Night” and “Never Give Up on a Good Thing.”

Back by popular demand, Iration blends vibes of the tropics, reggae infused rock with generous amounts of pop and synth, Feb. 15. The group recently released a new single entitled “Porcupine” featuring Lincoln Parish from Cage The Elephant — the single is the first off their upcoming full length record “Automatic,” due out this year.

A Saturday night groove all its own — poolside — continues Feb. 17 at Onsen Beach and Nightclub, one of the most talked about spots in Tahoe.

Beach attire will have them flocking to Onsen’s epicenter — a poolside dance floor adjacent to the grotto-style waterfall. Add in a few hundred people, $50,000 worth of sound and lighting, $100 cash prize hot body contest, live DJs, poolside aerialists, plus one huge Jacuzzi and you’ve got the recipe for a great night.

Chelsea Lately and VH1’s I Love the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s regular Jo Koy will bring his insightful musings on popular culture and family-inspired humor without boundaries on Feb. 23.

Groove with Sound Tribe Sector 9, also known as STS9 on Feb. 28 at the MontBleu Theater. The Atlanta-based instrumental electronic rock band has experienced a meteoric rise to the forefront of the international music scene performing with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Ghostland Observatory, Bassnectar, Thievery Corporation, Pretty Lights and Big Boi of Outkast.

The Expendables, a Santa Cruz based-group that blends reggae, punk rock and with ’80s-style dueling guitar solos returns to MontBleu on March 6. The group is a crowd favorite at the annual Vans Warp Tour.

“Improg” music — a blend of progressive and improvisational — will debut at MontBleu with Umphrey’s McGee on St. Patty’s Day, March 17. Creators of the improg sound, the Chicago band has a devout fan base.

The St. Patty’s Day fun will continue at Onsen Beach and Nightclub for a pool party after party. A $100 cash prize hot body contest, live DJs and poolside aerialists will help the Irish festivities go on all night.

Former Saturday Night Live cast member, screenwriter and film actor Rob Schneider returns to Tahoe, March 23, with his trademark blend of character and comedic acting.

For information on lodging packages, events, activities, accommodations and showroom entertainment call 888-829-7630 or visit



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