In honor of Spirit Day, musician Steve Grand will be performing in Las Vegas on October 16th and 17th.
Singer-songwriter Steve Grand is best known for his songs "All-American Boy" and "Stay," and their accompanying viral videos. He is also considered to be the first openly gay man in mainstream country music. The groundbreaking artist is one of many celebrities who will go purple this year to support LGBT youth and stand against bullying. Wilson Cruz, actor and GLAAD's national spokesperson, and GLAAD's acting president Dave Montez will also be in attendance.
The first show will take place at luxury hotel The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas' Bond Bar on their weekly Confidential night. GLAAD's Spirit Day Concert will take place the following night at Fremont Street Experience, a hotspot in downtown Las Vegas that occupies 5 blocks as a pedestrian mall. Fremont Street Experience is one of several Spirit Day landmarks this year, including American Eagle Outfitters. FSE's iconic Viva Vision canopy will be purple for the occassion.
These aren't the only parts of Las Vegas going purple. Last year the iconic Las Vegas sign went purple as did other hotels on the strip. By taking the Spirit Day pledge, you are automatically entered for a shot at winning a trip for two to stay at Caesars Palace and see Shania Twain's show, "Shania: Still the One," courtesy Delta Air Lines and Caesars Entertainment.
Steve Grand is joined by other celebrity participants, including Mary Lambert, Tatyana Ali, Aviva Drescher, and the cast of Hot in Cleveland, and ambassadors like Ke$ha, Kacey Musgraves, and the list goes on. Many schools, companies, organizations, landmarks, and faith-based groups will also be Spirit Day partners.
Founded in 2010, Spirit Day, which will be on October 17 this year, is an international, united stand against bullying and show of support for LGBT teens and young adults everywhere. Participants can get into the spirit by
- Taking the Spirit Day Pledge
- Wearing purple on the 17th
- Spreading the word through social media, using #SpiritDay, and turning your profile pictures and websites purple
- Downloading the Spirit Day App
- Educating your friends and family about bullying and the LGBT community
- Getting your school, GSA, organization, etc. to become a Spirit Day partner
WATCH Steve's "All-American Boy" video to get into the Spirit: