Shania Twain, Sammy Hagar among iHeartMedia broadcast headliners

Las Vegas Review-Journal
By John Katsilometes
April 28, 2020

The COVID-19 shutdown has achieved the seemingly impossible: brought together Shania Twain and Puddles Pity Party.

Not in duet, but for the “Stay Home for Nevada” broadcast, set for 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday on iHeartMedia Las Vegas’ quartet of radio stations and on KSNV-TV, Channel 3. FM radio listeners can find the action on Sunny 106.5, Real 103.9, 93.1 The Mountain and 95.5 The Bull.

The event is to benefit UMC Foundation/University Medical Center and the Salvation Army Southern Nevada.

Twain is the international country superstar booked in residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort. Puddles Pity Party is the very tall, operatic but otherwise silent clown performer who has headlined at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace. The list of superstars either performing or appearing in video messages includes the Red Rocker Sammy Hagar, Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys, David Copperfield, Lee Brice, Criss Angel, Jimmie Allen, Taylor Dayne, Mat Franco, Human Nature, Murray Sawchuck, and members of the Vegas Golden Knights and Las Vegas Raiders.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak is set to open the benefit.

According to a news release announcing the broadcast, donations to the UMC Foundation/University Medical Center will be used for front-line workers. Donations to the Salvation Army Southern Nevada will provide services for community members in need as the organization has expanded shelter space and hours for serving 500-600 meals per day and has distributed more than 6,000 pandemic kits for the Las Vegas homeless.

Over the years Twain has headlined two theaters — the Colosseum at Caesars Palace and Zappos Theater — and has become a fan of Las Vegas. She is to be introduced by Copperfield, a longtime friend. As she posted on Twitter, “Vegas has always taken care of me and now it’s time for us to take care of her!”