CFA Symposium: "Played Out on the Strip" with Dr. McKay


Dec. 13, 2017, 2pm to 3pm

Office/Remote Location

Auditorium, MSM 133
Played Out on the Strip poster


CFA Symposium welcomes Dr. Janis McKay

"Played Out on the Strip: The Rise and Fall of Las Vegas Casino Bands"

From 1940 to 1989, nearly every hotel on the Las Vegas Strip employed a full-time band or orchestra. After the late 1980s, when control of the casinos changed hands from independent owners to corporations, almost all of these musicians found themselves unemployed. Played Out on the Strip traces this major shift in the music industry through extensive interviews with former musicians. The results of this transitional period in Las Vegas history were both long-lasting and far-reaching for the entertainment industry. This talk will draw from numerous oral history interviews and personal perspectives from the era.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Suggested voluntary contribution:

  • $5 adults
  • $2 child and senior

Contact Information

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art

Event Sponsor

  • College of Fine Arts
  • Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art