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Save the Hard Rock Guitar

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.

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.

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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
    1 Ticket
  • $101 - $250
    2 Tickets
  • $251 - $500
    3 Tickets
  • $501 - $1,000
    5 Tickets
  • $1,001 - $2,500
    10 Tickets
  • $2,501 - $5,000
    20 Tickets

Save the Hard Rock Guitar


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.

Sincerely,

Rob McCoy

Rob McCoy, President & Chief Executive Officer Las Vegas Neon Museum