- Kesha will be the first female performer to headline the Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas race opening concert on November 16.
- All runners and their guests get free entry to the show with a wristband they must pick up from the expo.
- The first 500 runners to sign up for the 5K using code KESHA can score $40 entry—which includes free entry to the show.
This place’s about blow, oh-oh-oh: Kesha is going to be headlining this year’s Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas race opening concert on Saturday, November 16.
Kesha will be the first female artist to headline the event, which will start around 7 p.m.
The concert will be held at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Saturday night after the 5K. It was moved to Saturday night this year to allow everyone to enjoy the show either before or after running their race on the closed-down strip.
The longer races will take place on Sunday afternoon, with the 10K starting at 3:50 and the half and full marathons beginning at 4:30 p.m.
“Closing down the Las Vegas Strip for runners is a big deal, and we wanted to find a performer to match that level of excitement over race weekend—Kesha fits the bill perfectly and should give our participants a great ‘shake out’ after the 5K and before Sunday’s 10K, half marathon and marathon,” race director Stacey Campbell told Runner’s World. “Kesha’s music embodies the inclusive and energetic nature of the running community, and the new Saturday night concert will set the tone for an unforgettable experience for participants and the local community. We’re thrilled that she will be the first female headliner to grace the Humana Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas stage.”
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According to Kesha, singing for the runners will be a unique experience.
“Runners have an inherent energy and strength that reveals amazing self-empowerment, focus and determination to get through the toughest moments, which is something I can relate to,” Kesha said in a statement provided to Runner’s World. “It’s an honor to join the acclaimed performers that have headlined this event in previous years, and I can’t wait to bring my own wild, fun, and hopefully encouraging running-conducive energy for everyone to enjoy for the big race.”
Registered participants running any distance can attend for free—and can bring a guest—but both must stop by the expo beforehand to pick up a “Runner Perks” wristband first.
If you want to get in on the fun but haven’t trained for a marathon, you still have a chance to sign up for the 5K. In celebration of Kesha’s new single, “Raising Hell,” the race is offering the first 500 people who with code “KESHA” a $40 entry into the 5K, which also includes tickets to Kesha’s concert.
Digital Editor Her love of all things outdoors came from growing up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and her passion for running was sparked by local elementary school cross-country meets.