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Strung Out Sessions Takes Over Freedom Beat Stage

Strung Out Sessions Takes Over Freedom Beat Stage

Strung Out Sessions dominated the Freedom Beat stage back in July for their first performance since 2012. After such a successful performance to a packed house, Strung Out Sessions is taking the stage once again this Friday, December 1st at 8:30 p.m.

Here are 5 reasons you should come out for the concert!

1. It’s FREE

Sure, there are many exciting shows and things to do here in Las Vegas, but the unfortunate reality is these typically cost an arm and a leg. Well, Strung Out Sessions is putting on a free show! That’s right; you can dance to all your favorite rock hits and even some classic holiday songs without paying a dime.

2. Las Vegas’ Coolest Rock Band

Strung out Sessions at Downtown Grand

Strung Out Sessions is made up of 7 immensely talented artists:

Patrick Genovese – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Nick Mattera – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Rick Duarte – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Carlos Guerrero – Vocals/Electric Guitar
Rob Whited – Drums/Percussion
Shaun Flannery – Drums/Percussion
Steve Bonacci – Lead Bass

The band is best known around the city for their incredible vocal harmonies and meticulously arranged acoustic guitar parts. In the first two years after they formed, the band went from playing fan favorites on the casino floor to landing themselves a gig opening for the mega band Foreigner in summer 2012.

3. Spreading the Holiday Cheer

In honor of their holiday show, Strung Out Sessions and Freedom Beat are encouraging guests to bring in canned food donations to benefit the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

4. Stuffing your Face

Loaded Fries Freedom Beat Downtown Vegas

Not only will you get to hear the excellent tunes of Strung Out Sessions, but you can have a delicious dinner at Freedom Beat while you’re rocking out. Can’t go wrong with a plate of America’s Best Loaded Fries — as seen on Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise.”

5. Drink in the Holiday Spirit

Freedom Beat is offering two delicious cheery cocktails that will help get you into the holiday spirit. Both cocktails feature two spiced bourbon favorites:

– Grate of Spices: Wild Turkey, grates of cinnamon, peach puree topped with whipped cream
– Mai-Holiday Mai Tai: Wild Turkey, orgeat syrup, fresh lemon juice topped with orange zest

Cancel your previous Friday night plans, grab a friend, and head to Freedom Beat in Downtown Las Vegas for a night of good fun, amazing music, and delicious food and drink.

Culinary Road Trip: Tastes of the American Road

When Freedom Beat opened the doors, it promised to pay homage to the tastes and tunes of the American road. That promise was fulfilled with the Culinary Road Trip with Chef Scott Commings which transformed Downtown Las Vegas into each regional location with unforgettable food.

Hosted once a month by Chef Scott Commings, winner of Hell’s Kitchen season 12, this dinner series is designed to be family-style and interactive with Chef Scott taking control of the wheel for each monthly Road Trip. As we head into the final stop of the year on December 1, let’s take a look back at all the delicious foods we’ve enjoyed since its inception in March.

New Orleans

The dinner kicked off on March 1, just in time to close out the annual Mardi Gras festivities. Naturally, we made our first road trip stop in New Orleans. The first dinner featured foods and drinks that New Orleans is best known for including Antoine’s Oysters Rockefeller, Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, and Classic Crawfish Boil.


Culinary Road Trip in Downtown Vegas Sliders

Next, the road trip went onwards and upwards to the Rocky Mountain high of Colorado celebrating foods from the Colorado River to the edge of the Great Plains. The ultimate Colorado dinner featured Buffalo Sliders, Colorado Lamb, and Crispy River Trout.


Our third stop was Chef Scott’s favorite, his home state of Wisconsin. Among the cheesy delicacies on the menu, the Beer Battered Cheese Curds were a crowd favorite and later became available 24 hours a day on the Freedom Beat menu. Other dishes from the road trip included “Wednesday Night” Fish Fry and the Farmer Brown Paper Bag Apple Pie.

New York

For stop number 4, we headed back east to the great state of New York. The menu featured deli-style favorites such as the Onion Bagel and Mini Reuben. And no visit to the Big Apple would be complete without an original slice of New York Style Pizza.

Vintage Vegas

Spaghetti at Downtown Vegas Dinner Event

For the next stop, we wanted to have a taste of our own backyard: Las Vegas. In honor of this destination, we expanded the dinner to 50 guests, added live music, and encouraged guests to get dolled up in their best Vegas dress. With dishes that included a little bit of Antipasti, some Meatballs, and Eggplant Parmesan, all outfitted with a period-correct cocktail and dessert, this meal was nothing to forget about. From Las Vegas locals to traveling tourists visiting to experience some phenomenal Vegas cuisine; this meal is one that will be talked about for years!


We went back east again in August, but this time to the City of Brotherly Love. Chef Scott assembled a collection of dishes to ensure the room was Always Sunny. The favorite dish of the night was the Classic Philly Cheesesteak inspired by both Geno’s and Pat’s.


Downtown Vegas Event Ribeyes

Our seventh dinner stop took guests on a unique excursion Deep in the Heart of Texas. In response to recent tragic events, our Texas stop was dedicated to raising money for the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. 100 percent of ticket sales were donated with over $7,000 raised for the fund. The “Everything is Bigger in Texas” menu featured Frito Pies, Smoked Brisket, and Cowboy Cut Rib eyes.


Coming on the heels of the previous month’s successful fundraising event, Chef Scott yelled, “All aboard,” to take us on a journey to the northwest: Seattle. The menu proved to us that there was much more to the Emerald City than just Starbucks and rain. The main course featured salmon prepared two ways: wild caught and Seattle coffee smoked.

After visiting different parts of the country and tasting hundreds of delicious foods, we’re celebrating the end of 2017 by taking guests Home for the Holidays with a menu guaranteed to deliver all the cozy feels of a winter family feast. The menu starts off with Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with a main course of Slow Roasted Porchetta ending on a sweet note with a Yule Log.

Unlike traditional dinner series, the Culinary Road Trip is designed for those who like good food, live music, and great fun. Advanced tickets can be purchased here for just $45 a person. Buy before November 24th because tickets will increase to $50.

Culinary Road Trip Downtown Las Vegas

Be Thankful with Downtown Grand

What do turkeys and people have in common on Thanksgiving? They both get stuffed! Thanksgiving is the one day a year when eating delicious turkey with all the fixings until you need to undo that top button of your pants is not only accepted, it’s also widely encouraged – no guilt, no shame. And, in Downtown Las Vegas, we’re taking Thanksgiving to a whole new level.

Thanksgiving In Style at Freedom Beat

It’s in that spirit that Freedom Beat invites guests to declare their “Freedom to Gobble” with a specialty menu available on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. The complete meal includes:

  • Choice of Smoked Turkey Leg or Sage & Herb Marinated Turkey Breast
  • Roasted Sweet Potato
  • Sauteed Green Beans
  • Whipped Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Plenty of gravy and cranberry sauce
  • Cast-iron pumpkin pie
  • AND a draft beer

All for just $20 a person – that’s something worth gobbling about!

Thanksgiving Freedom Beat Downtown Vegas

Don’t Forget the Leftovers

Even more, for those who think turkey tastes better the next day, Freedom Beat is offering a Leftovers Menu Friday through Sunday which includes:

  • The Ultimate Turkey Sandwich with Mama’s stuffing, cranberries and a side of gravy
  • Cast iron Turkey Pot Pie
  • House-smoked Turkey Leg with mashed potatoes & gravy

Leftover Thanksgiving Menu Downtown Grand

Thanksgiving Inspired Drinks in Downtown Vegas

Throughout both November and December, guests can get basted off flavorful Holiday inspired cocktails:

  • Grate of Spices with Wild Turkey, grates of cinnamon, peach puree topped with whipped cream
  • Mai-Holiday with Wild Turkey, orgeat syrup, fresh lemon juice and orange zest


Triple George Grill Does Thanksgiving Right

Thanksgiving Menu Triple George Grill

Known as the definitive downtown dining experience, Triple George Grill celebrates the holiday with an impressive four-course dinner. The $60 per person prix fixe menu is available Thanksgiving Day from 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. The menu includes:

Turkey Dinner Thanksgiving Triple George Grill

  • Appetizer: choice of Deviled Eggs or Baked Artichoke
  • Second course: choice of Butternut Squash Soup or Seasonal Mixed Green Salad
  • Main course: choice of Roasted Turkey Breast or Herb Crusted Prime Rib
  • Dessert: choice of Warm Apple Pie or Pumpkin Cheesecake

Thanksgiving Dessert Triple George Grill

Thanksgiving diners can wash it down with one of the delicious $12 holiday cocktails: the Pumpkin Pie Martini with Rumchata and vanilla vodka or a Sparkling Cranberry with champagne. Reservations at Triple George Grill are encouraged and can be arranged online here or by calling (702) 384-2761.