Free Summer Concert Series Returns to Fremont Street Experience for 2017

We’re thrilled to announce Downtown Rocks, a series of free summer concerts in the heart of downtown Las Vegas at Fremont Street Experience.

The Downtown Rocks summer concert series will feature ticket-free shows by acclaimed artists set against a backdrop of the world’s largest video screen, the world’s largest slot machine (the SlotZilla zipline) and a colorful collection of iconic Las Vegas casinos.

For starters, Theory of a Dead Man performs May 26, 2017. On June 10, it’s the Rock’n Road Trip tour. Artists include Fuel, Tonic, Marcy Playground and Dishwalla, all on the same bill.

Downtown Rock’s summer-long party continues with performances by Ann Wilson of Heart (7/3), Good Charlotte (7/22) Rick Springfield (8/12), Seether (8/26), Collective Soul (9/1), Better Than Ezra (9/3)  and Chevelle (9/30).

Here’s a look at the free concerts in downtown Las Vegas this summer:

Fremont Street Experience Free Summer Concert Series Schedule

May 26

Theory of a Deadman
9:00 p.m.
3rd Street Stage

Theory of a Deadman Official
Theory of a Deadman’s back! The group previously performed here in 2015, a highlight of that year’s free summer concert series.

June 10

Rock’n Road Trip Tour with Fuel, Tonic, Marcy Playground and Dishwalla
7:00 p.m.
1st and 3rd Street Stages

Rockn Road Trip Tour
Four rocking bands, one unforgettable night on Fremont Street.

July 3

Ann Wilson of Heart
9:00 p.m.
1st Street Stage

Ann Wilson Heart
Ann Wilson is considered one of the best female vocalists in rock music history. Hear her live at Fremont Street Experience!

July 22

Good Charlotte
9:00 p.m.
3rd Street Stage

Good Charlotte Official
Hold onto something, it’s Good Charlotte.

August 12

Rick Springfield
9:00 p.m.
3rd Street Stage

Rick Springfield
Yes, the “Jesse’s Girl” and “Affair of the Heart” and “Human Touch” Rick Springfield.

August 26

9:00 p.m.
3rd Street Stage

Hear Seether perform all their hits, including “Remedy,” “Fake It,” “Country Song” and “Words as Weapons.”

September 1

Collective Soul
9:00 p.m.
3rd Street Stage

Collective Soul
“Shine,” “Breathe,” “Gel” and “December” are likely candidates for Collective Soul’s playlist at Fremont Street Experience.

September 3

Better Than Ezra
9:00 p.m.
Main Street Stage

Better than EZRA Official
Better Than Ezra’s debut studio album, “Deluxe,” went double platinum with the help of its hit single “Good.”

September 30

9:00 p.m.
3rd Street Stage

Look forward to “Send the Pain Below,” “The Red” and “The Clincher” when Chevelle hits the stage on Fremont Street.

We’re sure you’ll agree this free concert series is one of the best free things to do in Las Vegas.

“This year we’re kicking things up a notch with our new summer concert series, Downtown Rocks,” says Patrick Hughes, CEO and president of Fremont Street Experience. “The free concert series is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to our tremendous, loyal fans. Their support and patronage allows us to show our appreciation in the best way we know how, by throwing parties and free concerts featuring top acts all summer long that deliver exciting, quality entertainment experiences for our fans.”

The Downtown Rocks free summer concert is made possible through a partnership with eight of Fremont Street Experience’s member casinos: The D Las Vegas, Four Queens Hotel and Casino, Golden Nugget, Golden Gate Hotel and Casino, Main Street Station Casino, Brewery & Hotel, California Hotel and Casino, Binion’s Gambling Hall and Fremont Hotel and Casino.

Downtown Rocks Concert Series1
Downtown Rocks one louder this summer!

Learn more about parking at Fremont Street Experience.

Beyond our summer concert series, we’ve got live entertainment on three stages every night of the year. Check out our Calendar of Events and watch for more news about the Downtown Rocks summer concert series at Fremont Street Experience.

44 responses to “Free Summer Concert Series Returns to Fremont Street Experience for 2017

  1. To bad. They are foolish because all the show are 105 when they start. Make the concerts start the 1 of may.

    1. You are right!!! It’s insanely hot, but worth being able to attend a free show…..get there super early and it’s not quite as bad!!!

  2. Thanks for bringing all of these free shows to Fremont Street. I’m not a fan of every band, but I can respect that effort and money that goes into bringing these acts to play for thousands of rowdy fans in our blistering heat. Hat’s off to the FSE people! Truly one of the best things to do for free in Vegas!

  3. I’ve heard of 1 of these bands. A little bit of real music goes a long way. Not everyone wants to listen to music they’ve never heard of

    1. All of these bands have been around for some time and have followings well beyond “20 year olds.” You have had ample time to have heard their stuff. Not knowing who they are is a you problem, not one of the promoters.

      1. Well, you’re probably correct. Me problem for me and others. But then not looking for the same types of bands that are in the bars at home, looking for the Vegas experience, a real show that can be talked about when I get home and want to see when we come back. 3-4 times a year, same group of buddies. We’ve seen some great classic shows that were worth the cab ride from the Bellagio to the Nugget. We can stay on the strip and see these originals type of bands and I’m sure we wouldn’t be missed except for maybe the Nugget that keeps inviting us back. Just saying, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Last word…

        1. this season will be the biggest attended ever…….several of these acts have sold millions of records————-AND THEY ARE FREE

          1. Lol don’t say that…..3 Doors Down shut down Freemont last year it was so packed!!!

        2. Just a good tip. Vegas has it all if you want see someone that you already know about it be ready to spend $100 to $300 for one person ticket and you can never be wrong there. Althought if you love music and or hang around with music and don’t need to shell out a lot of your $ then the Free concerts offered are just great plain and simple. Use the $100 to $300 you would have to pay to a band that you may know to buy few rounds of drinks and food for you and your buddies and shut you mouth off and enjoy.

    2. all of these bands have been around for years—many of them had numerous hit songs–and it is FREE—-

  4. Excited to see Seether and Collective Soul!!! Saw 3 Doors Down last year and managed to snag a VIP pass!!!

  5. Bring back Yellow Brick Road, you guys had a band that made every season seem like a summer party…

  6. Last year on my BIRTHDAY June 11, I saw 3 Doors Down. had a blast scored a Banner 3 DOORS DOWN.

  7. Flight tickets are purchased to see Theory for third time. Perhaps it will be a charmed one Tyler😘
    2012 Yakama
    1016 Salem
    2017 vegas bitch’s!

  8. There have been many amazing concerts on Fremont Street throughout the years from many top bands. Toto, 38 Special. BTO, Eddie Money, and Starship to name a few. Was at last years show with Theory Of A Deadman and it was awesome. Looking forward to the Ann Wilson show on July 3rd. If any of you can go and see a legend and a pioneer for women in the music industry she is a must see. At age 67 she can still sing better than most people half her age.

  9. Over the years, I’ve found that “name artists” will often show up and just jam with whatever band is playing that night. It’s not on FSE’s schedule of events; it’s not planned by them; the artist just decided to appear. On one trip, Joe Cocker showed up unscheduled and sang with the band that was playing; another time, the Platters did the same. Sure, they’re “vintage” singers BUT that’s what’s so great about FSE: You never know when you’ll have a FREE opportunity to see and hear a legend. And the “new” music is always great as well – not to mention the amazing tribute bands that are there some years.

    1. Yep. Just keep her close and don’t stay too long after. She’ll see some girls scantily clad and if you’re okay with that than that’s the worst of it. The bachelor party guys start puking around 12.

    2. Yep. Just keep her close and don’t stay too long after. She’ll see some girls scantily clad and if you’re okay with that than that’s the worst of it. The bachelor party guys start puking around 12.


    I always wanted to see them in concert, but never made the time. Saw their concert date posted on a sign on Fremont street last time I was there and told my GF that we are coming back. SO, making the trip from San Jose CA just for Chevelle.

    Super excited about this. Hopefully I will get in the front row. #GroupieLife haha

  11. Would LOVE to see Collective Soul !!!!! But they play on Sept. 01 and my husband and I don’t arrive in Vegas til Sept. 02 UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But we are going to go see Better Than Ezra!!!!

  12. I was taking some family members to see Collective Soul. They have a 16 yr old. Will she be permitted to attend?

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