HENDERSON, Nev. – Mr. Las Vegas Wayne Newton will be joined by the Las Vegas Academy Singers in the performance of our National Anthem prior to kickoff of Sunday's Las Vegas Raiders 2022 home preseason opener at Allegiant Stadium. No other name or person is so defining, representative or synonymous with the city of Las Vegas and the Entertainment Capital of the World than Mr. Las Vegas himself - Wayne Newton.
Wayne has performed live in front of more than 40 million people during a record-setting run of 25,000-plus shows in Las Vegas, alone. Renowned as "Mr. Las Vegas" for good reason, he is one of only two people to receive the city's own Medal of Honor. Wayne Newton remains loyal, ever-present and ready to lend his personal support to the city he helped make famous. Wayne Newton: Legend. Icon. Raiders fan.
The Academy Singers are the premier chamber choir from the 12-time Grammy Award-winning Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. This ensemble consists of 43 of the most talented singers on campus. As the voice of LVA, The Academy Singers have performed nationally and internationally including with Hugh Jackman, Barry Manilow, Foreigner, for Star Wars in concert, the Boston Brass, Andre Rieu, with the stars of the Broadway show Memphis, Producer Kenny Ortega and on the nationally televised 2022 NFL Draft. They are a talented, driven and focused group of students with a true passion for singing. Although they come from many different backgrounds, their goal is the same – to share their love of music.
In 2021, top names in entertainment also performed the National Anthem at Allegiant Stadium - music industry icon Marie Osmond, the "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight, Broadway star Brian Flores when his grandfather, Raiders Legend/Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021 inductee Tom Flores, was presented with his Hall of Fame ring, Journey founder/guitarist Neal Schon, multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Yolanda Adams, multi-platinum-certified R&B singer, writer and dancer Tinashe, retired US Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Generald Wilson in recognition of Salute to Service, singer/actress Vanessa Hudgens and singer, record producer and pastor Montell Jordan and singer/songwriter Tori Kelly.