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Thursdays at Boulevard Pool; Hot Chip, Gary Clark Jr., Aloe Blacc and Matt & Kim among lineup

Las Vegas (Feb. 25, 2013) –Following the unprecedented success of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ live music lineup in 2012, the resort announces a new and elevated entertainment series every Thursday at Boulevard Pool. Set in the magic of twilight while overlooking the Las Vegas Strip, the “Set Your Life To Music” series will feature an all-encompassing, backyard experience unlike any other.

From the smell of the grill to the spirit of the music, guests can expect the energy of a casual backyard BBQ joined with world-class entertainment at the Boulevard Pool beginning Thursday, April 18. “Set Your Life To Music” begins every Thursday at 7 p.m. where celebrated DJ Mike Attack will spin until the headlining performance kicks off at 9 p.m. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the experience from signature BBQ bites to swimming, interactive games such as Foosball and Giant Jenga and a roster of 29 breakthrough artists as the sun sets over Boulevard Pool.

The Cosmopolitan’s unique culinary and mixology programs will be in full swing, providing signature items such as grilled Mexican-style corn and liquor-infused fruit punches including the “Berry Sangria” and “Tini Bikini” as a way for guests to fuel up before and during the concerts.

Those searching for an unparalleled concert experience above the Las Vegas Strip can relish in a VIP cabana or daybed. Granting concert goers with an exclusive VIP evening including a menu of tasty treats and premium cocktail service, a cabana or daybed is the optimum way for any group to savor this weekly event with unrivaled views of the stage and The Strip. Cabanas and daybeds start at $500 and can be reserved by emailing Nightlife Marketing or by calling 702.698.7778. Guests must be 21+ to reserve a cabana. Includes express entry and dedicated cocktail service.

“Set Your Life To Music” will present performances from 29 renowned artists. Hot Chip tickets are now on sale and tickets for all other acts can be purchased beginning Friday, March 1 at or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Ticket prices vary. Shows are all-ages. Check for hotel packages.

The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, April 18

Hot Chip with special guest Four Tet at the Boulevard Pool
$26 (plus applicable taxes and service charges)

Hailing from London, Hot Chip debuted in 2000 with the release of its hypnotic EP, Mexico. The group’s electropop sounds have captured the ears of fans everywhere, earning the group a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording for the single “Ready For The Floor.” Hot Chip released its fifth full length studio album, the experimental In Our Heads, in 2012.

Thursday, April 25

Aloe Blacc at the Boulevard Pool
$20 (plus applicable taxes and service charges)

E. Nathaniel Dawkins (aka Aloe Blacc) first began playing trumpet in elementary school, and continued with the instrument throughout high school. There he also independently released Imaginary Friends, produced by DJ Exile, with whom he would go on to form the hip-hop group Emanon. In 2005 Emanon's full-length debut, The Waiting Room, was released, followed in 2006 by his first solo album, Shine Through. In 2010 Blacc released Good Things, featuring the hit single “I Need a Dollar” along with a cover version of the Velvet Underground’s “Femme Fatale.”

Thursday, May 2

New Beat Fund at the Boulevard Pool
$15 (plus applicable taxes and service charges)

New Beat Fund birthed when a piggy bank with the words "New Beat Fund" encrypted on it was catapulted into the facade of a corporate building. Everything New Beat Fund is done 100% by New Beat Fund: Burnie Baker, Fat Snapz Lalib, Buttonwill McKill, and Silky Johnson. No need for specificity. Vibe some tunes, whether you're coolin' with your girl or partying with your friends, their music is for everyone. Have a good time, that's what they're doing.

Thursday, May 9

Marina & the Diamonds at the Boulevard Pool
$20 (plus applicable taxes and service charges)

After dropping out of four different music courses at four different universities, Marina Diamandis – now known as Marina & the Diamonds – began writing her own brand of left-field pop songs under her new stage name. Her piano-driven songs vary from melancholic ballads to glam-pop, a striking combination of sounds that were maximized on her latest effort, 2012’s Electra Heart.

Thursday, May 16

Yellowcard at the Boulevard Pool
$20 (plus applicable taxes and service charges)

Currently promoting their August 2012 album Southern Air, Yellowcard is a veteran act in the music industry. Formed in Jacksonville, FL in 1997, the band has since released eight studio albums. After a two year hiatus from 2008-2010, the alternative rock band returned to the mainstream scene and has been playing shows to at-capacity crowds ever since.

Thursday, May 23

JJAMZ at the Boulevard Pool
$15 (plus applicable taxes and service charges)

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, JJAMZ is an indie-pop quintet composed of talented individuals who are members of other bands including Maroon 5, Rilo Kiley, Bright Eyes and The Like. Formed as a way to allow its five members to escape their day-to-day lives, JJAMZ played their first concert in 2009 and released their debut album, Suicide Pact, in 2012.

Thursday, May 30

Matt & Kim at the Boulevard Pool
$20 (plus applicable taxes and service charges)

Indie rock duo Matt & Kim have an undeniable chemistry. The real-life couple began to gain ground by playing modest live shows, but made a splash on the music scene in 2009 when their video for the song “Lessons Learned” featured the pair stripping down in the middle of Times Square. Since then, Matt & Kim have released two additional full length albums including the more recent Lightning, released in October 2012.

Thursday, June 13

Elan Atias at the Boulevard Pool
$15 (plus applicable taxes and service charges)

After an extensive global tour as lead singer for The Wailers, a critically acclaimed major label album release, and features on major motion picture soundtracks, Elan has established his unparalleled organic musical talents. Now on the verge of the releasing his second solo album We Are, Elan is back on the road and back in the public eye. The entire album is acoustic, and is stripped down to genuinely showcase his voice paired with upbeat melodies that promote a ‘one love’ feel.

Thursday, June 27

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown at the Boulevard Pool
$15 (plus applicable taxes and service charges)

Tyler Bryant is a 21-year-old guitar prodigy who began playing when he was six. Growing up listening to Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bryant’s sound is clearly defined by a strong base in blues music, but his contemporary rock vibe caters perfectly to a new era of concert goers. Fresh off the release of his debut album Wild Child, Bryant and his band are undoubtedly an act to watch as 2013 progresses.

Thursday, July 4

Twin Shadow at the Boulevard Pool
$20 (plus applicable taxes and service charges)

Twin Shadow – the stage name of American musician George Lewis Jr. – was born in the Dominican Republic and boasts an expansive musical background. From composing for a touring dance company, to fronting a Boston punk band, to crooning under his current moniker, Twin Shadow has evolved to become a unique, nostalgic voice in the industry. His most recent album, Confess, was inspired by a motorcycle accident he endured and was released in 2012.

Thursday, July 25

Theophilus London at the Boulevard Pool
$20 (plus applicable taxes and service charges)

Theophilus London is an MC and singer from Brooklyn, NY, who draws from a range of styles to create his genre-bending sound. With influences including Michael Jackson and Prince, London has honed his sound through soul-pop, electro and contemporary R&B. His latest full length album, Timez Are Weird These Days, was released in 2011.

Thursday, August 8

Gary Clark, Jr. at the Boulevard Pool
$30 (plus applicable taxes and service charges)

Texas guitarist Gary Clark Jr. has been compared to guitar icons like Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and his playing is a powerful and inspired mix of blues roots with contemporary soul and hip-hop, and when he’s rolling at his best, he sounds like nothing so much as a natural hybrid of both the past and the future of the blues. In 2010, Clark was selected by Eric Clapton to perform at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, and a DVD of the show featuring Clark led to a recording deal with Warner Bros. Clark was soon in the studio working on his major-label debut. An EP called Bright Lights was released in 2011 in advance of the new album, Blak and Blu, which appeared in the fall of 2012.

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features artists at the forefront of the touring world and emerging artists that will inspire the next musical movements coupled with spectacularly-designed, technology-driven venues. The excitement of live-music and sports action spills onto the casino floor from Book & Stage, an upscale sports and entertainment lounge, while live DJs fill the rhythmic and vibrant hot-spot Bond with the best in house-music. Finally, The Chandelier, a dramatic inhabitable three-story architectural wonder, created by 2 million luminous crystals, houses three unique bar experiences: high-energy hot spot, sophisticated cocktail retreat and inviting lounge. Perched high above The Las Vegas Strip, the Boulevard Pool is a multilevel pool experience by day and an intimate outdoor concert venue with unobstructed sightlines of both the stage and The Strip by night.

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