2018 Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Headliner Capital Cities


Your 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series Pre-Race Headliner is Capital Cities! We promise you, you’ve felt safe and sound in your car rocking out to this duo!


Los Angeles composers Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian initially met on craigslist in 2008 and worked as jingle writers until they formed the indie-electro band, Capital Cities, in 2010.

They released an EP independently in 2011 that included the song “Safe and Sound,” an upbeat mesh of synths and melody that spread like wildfire across the Internet. “Safe and Sound” went multi-Platinum in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Mexico, and others, and shot to the top of numerous international charts, including number one on alternative radio in the U.S. and number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video, a celebratory mash-up of dancing from various eras and cultures, received a VMA and a Grammy nomination.

The band has played in front of hundreds of thousands of fans on four continents and is now ready to pump YOU up before this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. Register to run and rock with this year’s pre-race headliner on November 11!

Capital Cities will be performing from 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm. A DJ will provide entertainment before and after our headliner. 


2018 Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Headliner Capital Cities Playlist Spotify

Please note the Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert Series Headliner performance will take place before the Marathon and Half Marathon start only and will not be accessible to 10K participants.


Since its inception in 1995, innovation and creativity have defined Ozomatli. Hailing from Los Angeles, the group found a way to represent the city's eclectic culture through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond.They continue to harness their musical instincts by conceiving new concepts and forging new sounds that keep fans on their toes and the world dancing. Don't miss them at the Finish Line Stage after the 5K!


If the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip don’t motivate you enough, we have Entertainment lining the course to push you to the finish line! Live local bands and DJs will keep the energy alive as you tour through the Entertainment Capitol of the World.


1. Groove Kitty

- Get ready to move with the fun, over the top rock and pop, infectious songs from this unique entertainment group!

2. Holes and Hearts

- Holes And Hearts is a high energy party band that blends the biggest hits of all genres & generations together with
sugary synths, concert production, rock guitars and cleverly crafted audience engagement that is instantly
engaging and always a good time!


- A Tribute to KISS, KISSED ALIVE will be performing at the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon for the 8th year in a row! With the lighted KISS sign flashing & the banners flying high, get ready for a non-stop ride through KISSTORY!

4. Rat Soup

- Individually they are an electric group of ingredients. But once mixed, simmered and stewed together, they create the savory tasty concoction knows as Rat Soup. 

5. Vermillion Road

- Highlighting their evolving sound of pop alternative with a contemporary urban vibe, Vermillion Road is ready to keep you moving through the night!


Vegas Band on Course



Is your band ready to rock for thousands of athletes and spectators? We will be recruiting the best bands from all genres to take the stage along the course. Click HERE to apply!

Michelob ULTRA Run Through Wedding

Couples will tie the knot or renew their vows in front of thousands of runners & witnesses! This is the ultimate chance to proclaim your love in an unforgettable, "only in Vegas" experience!

Online registration to participate in the 2018 Michelob ULTRA Run Through Wedding is now live. To register click below: 


NOTE: you MUST be registered for the Marathon or Half Marathon distance to participate in the Run Through Wedding. Register for your race distance by clicking below:


Once you are registered for the race AND the Michelob ULTRA Run Through Wedding, you will recieve emails with event details as they are confirmed. 

The 2018 Michelob ULTRA Run Through Wedding will take place at The Park at approximately Mile 4 on the Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Course. Additional details will be communicated closer to the race as they are confirmed. 

Contact [email protected] for additional inquires.



Run As Elvis

Are you a fan of Elvis? We invite you to celebrate & run in Las Vegas dressed as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll! 

Runner Perks

Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas is not just another race, t-shirt and medal. Each participant will receive a RUNNER PERKS WRISTBAND along with your bib number at the Expo which will unlock ALL of your RUNNER PERKS over race weekend.

- Check out ALL of your exclusive 2018 Runner Perks HERE with more offers to come!


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