Boneyard Ball Bottom
The board of trustees request the honor of your presence for a glowing celebration!
Master of Ceremonies
Historian, musician, adventurer and emmy award winning reporter for KSNV-Channel 3 Las Vegas.
The Shaun Degraff Band
Reimagined Pop/Jazz that is fresh, classy and fun.
Cocktails • 6pm
Dinner • 7pm
Black Tie With A Neon Flair
Boneyard Ball Top
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Hard Rock Cafe Top
We need your help to make it rock again for all the world to enjoy!
The Hard Rock Café Las Vegas opened in 1990 and closed on New Year’s Eve 2016. Its beautiful guitar sign, which graced the corner of Harmon and Paradise Roads, was the first of its kind in the world. During those years, it was featured in countless Hollywood productions and became an iconic symbol of our great city. We are excited that the sign’s designer and owner, Young Electric Sign Co., has decided to donate the iconic piece to the Neon Museum!
It’s up to us to preserve this jewel. Our goal is to raise $350,000 in this very special fundraising campaign to transport the sign to the Neon Museum and install it in the Neon Boneyard. Additionally, these funds will establish an endowment for its ongoing care and maintenance. 100% of your donation will go toward making the Hard Rock Guitar sign shine for all the world to enjoy. The Neon Museum is conducting this special fundraising campaign on its own without utilizing an expensive crowdfunding platform to collect donations.
Hard Rock Cafe Bottom
Be recognized for your contribution!
Donors of $250 or more will be invited to attend the light-up party for the Hard Rock sign after its installation in the Neon Boneyard. Donors of $100 or more will be recognized by name on a plaque at the base of the Hard Rock sign. Prominence of name dependent on donation level. All donors will be recognized by name on the Neon Museum website and in our Annual Report.
All donors will be entered into a raffle to win a beautiful neon art piece:
List of donation levels with amount of tickets below.
- $1 - $100
- $101 - $250
- $251 - $500
- $501 - $1,000
- $1,001 - $2,500
- $2,501 - $5,000
This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to preserve and display this gorgeous piece of Las Vegas’ Neon history. We hope you’ll join us in this cause! You can help us reach our $350,000 goal by sharing this appeal with your friends and encourage them to make a donation, too.
Rob McCoy, President & Chief Executive Officer Las Vegas Neon Museum
Thank You to Our Donors
This list reflect monetary and in-kind donations received from March 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018.
Inaugural Boneyard Ball
To download photos from the ball, go to the website below and type in the code you were given at the time of capture. If you don't have a code you may Browse Photos. All images are full resolution and may be downloaded free of charge.
- Stardust stars, horseshoe from Binion’s Horseshoe, and Sahara “A” Stardust stars, horseshoe from Binion’s Horseshoe, and Sahara “A”
- Original La Concha Motel Original La Concha Motel
- Fitzgeralds Clover Fitzgeralds Clover
- The Flamingo’s stunning plume of feathers The Flamingo’s stunning plume of feathers
- Sections of the 1976 Flamingo signage Sections of the 1976 Flamingo signage
- Golden Nugget Golden Nugget
- The c. 1930s Green Shack sign The c. 1930s Green Shack sign
- Section of restored “H-Wall” from Binion’s Horseshoe Section of restored “H-Wall” from Binion’s Horseshoe
- Signs from the Black Jack Motel and Steiner Cleaners Signs from the Black Jack Motel and Steiner Cleaners
- Hotel Nevada sign Hotel Nevada sign
- The 1961 La Concha Motel lobby The 1961 La Concha Motel lobby
- Restored c.1961 La Concha Motel pylon sign Restored c.1961 La Concha Motel pylon sign
- Section of the Lucky Cuss Motel sign Section of the Lucky Cuss Motel sign
- Restored “R” from the Sahara Hotel Restored “R” from the Sahara Hotel
- Entrance sign from the Silver Nugget Casino Entrance sign from the Silver Nugget Casino
- The restored Silver Slipper The restored Silver Slipper
- The original 1958 Stardust signage The original 1958 Stardust signage
- View of the Stardust and La Concha signs View of the Stardust and La Concha signs
- Treasure Island Treasure Island
- The Ugly Duckling Car Sales sign The Ugly Duckling Car Sales sign
- Wedding Information sign, c. 1940s Wedding Information sign, c. 1940s
- The c. 1950s Yucca Motel sign The c. 1950s Yucca Motel sign
- The Yucca illuminated at night. The Yucca illuminated at night.
Junior Interpreter guided tours
Join us on Saturday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. for our next Junior Interpreter led tour.
Join us for an interactive learning experience on art, design and the science behind the signs. Junior Interpreter tours are led by the Neon Museum's middle and high school age volunteers and are offered once a month from September through May, with tickets becoming available at the beginning of each month. This program is designed for families and children ages 4 and up.
Junior Interpreter tours cost $5 (ages 6 and under are free) and advance registration is required. Adults may not attend without children. Tickets may be reserved HERE.
National Artist Residency and Artist Labs
The Neon Museum National Artist Residency (AIR) is designed to expand the interpretive potential of the collection while providing artists the opportunity to create new work in an unconventional setting. Each residency is accompanied by programming to engage the community and museum visitors, providing exposure to new artists and a fresh perspective on the collection.
Artist Labs are collaborations between artists and the Neon Museum education department that are designed for short term engagement (weekend, for example), with the expectation that Lab experiences will be further developed by the Museum for arts education programs. Artist Labs are grant funded and are currently by invitation only.
Whitney Lynn, Neon Museum National Artist in Residence 2016
Allison Wiese, Neon Museum National Artist in Residence 2017
Currently, the Neon Museum hosts a National Artist Residency, welcoming artists or a group of artists to create new work engaging patrons of all ages. The Neon Museum encourages artists or a group of artists working in the fields of visual or performing arts, or new genres, to reside in Las Vegas, Nevada, for eight weeks to develop a project and engage the community, including hosting an artist talk and a studio open house.
The following is provided to artists accepted for participation in the Museum's National AIR Program:
• Support for the implementation of public programs in conjunction with the AIR; support with the development of programs where necessary.
• Access to onsite collection and archives where appropriate.
• Curatorial support as needed.
• Marketing and publicity.
Deadline to submit: Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5 p.m. PST.
Click here for application instructions.
Enjoy the bewitching atmosphere of the Neon Boneyard
after dark. On this night the fantastical lore of
childhood fairy tales receive a ghoulishly eerie twist.
- RAFFLE PRIZES
- COSTUME CONTEST
- COMPLIMENTARY BEER, WINE AND SIGNATURE COCKTAIL*
- BIRTHDAY CUPCAKES
- CHEFFINI’S HOT DOGS
- SOUVENIR PHOTOS
- MUSIC BY TOTECITY
*WHILE SUPPLIES LAST; CASH BAR ALSO AVAILABLE
Weddings & Special Events
The Neon Museum is the newest option in special events for those searching for an unforgettable Las Vegas venue with both a vintage and a modern flair. We are a Las Vegas historical institution dedicated to the preservation and celebration of some of the city's most distinctive architectural landmarks as well as a venue for your special event!
Planning a fabulous Las Vegas wedding? Enjoy your magical day here at the Neon Museum. Our staff is ready to assist you in planning for this occasion. Couples may build their own quick wedding package in the North Gallery or the Neon Boneyard Park with options that include photo opportunities, celebratory treats and more! The North Gallery offers an incomparable picturesque outdoor experience where you’ll be surrounded by dozens of vintage neon signs, while the Neon Boneyard Park is an adjacent public park celebrating the Museum’s indelible mark on the City of Las Vegas.
The Neon Museum can also host special events of all sizes; from large corporate events to small intimate gatherings. For larger events, guests may want to consider the main Neon Boneyard, which can accommodate up to 400, and allow our exclusive caterers to guide them through the event planning process.
Plan A Photo Shoot
Over the years, the Neon Boneyard has become one of the most popular destinations for photography and filming in Las Vegas.
From movies and TV shows to music videos, from commercial and artistic photography to wedding and personal shoots, the Neon Museum’s collection has appeared in thousands of images across the globe. Revenue generated from commercial and professional shoots assists the Neon Museum in our ongoing efforts to preserve, display and expand the collection. For this reason, commercial photography and photo use are both strictly controlled.
During public tours, guests are welcome to take photographs for personal enjoyment, but commercial photography is not permitted. No photography equipment except for a camera is permitted on public tours. The Neon Boneyard, and the adjacent North Gallery, are available for specially scheduled photo and video shoots by individuals, professionals and organizations. Usage fees apply and vary according to the type and scale of shoot, size of participating crew, staffing requirements, and proposed image use and distribution. Interested guests can receive more information or schedule a photo shoot online. Please note that business hours for photo and film shoots are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Generally two weeks’ notice is required to accommodate photo shoots; we do not accommodate same day or next day requests.
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