McChrystal_StanleyOpening Ceremonies with General Stan McChrystal &
Cirque Fantastic

Tuesday, February 4 | 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Location: LVCC, South Hall - S4 (enter through Hall S1)

Headlining the Opening Ceremonies is General Stan McChrystal, a four-star general and the former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and the former leader of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), which oversees the military’s most sensitive forces.

A one-of-a-kind commander with a remarkable record of achievement, General Stan McChrystal is widely praised for creating a revolution in warfare that fused intelligence and operations. He is also known for developing and implementing the counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and for creating a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that revolutionized the way military agencies interact and operate.

His leadership of JSOC is credited with the 2003 capture of Saddam Hussein and the 2006 location and killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq. He is also the author of the best-selling leadership book, My Share of the Task: A Memoir. General McChrystal, a former Green Beret, is known for his candor, innovative leadership and going the distance. Called “one of America’s greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, few can speak about leadership, teamwork, and international affairs with as much insight as he can.

The Opening Ceremonies also feature performances by Cirque Fantastic—an unforgettable fantasy for the eyes and feast for the senses. Formed in Montreal, Quebec 15 years ago, Cirque Fantastic has traveled the world delighting audiences with their distinctive and elegant acrobatic circus performances. The troupe has created awe inspiring spectacles for over 1,000 events in 30 different countries. Recently they performed for 100,000 people on Parliament Hill in the capital city of Ottawa for the Canada day celebration. Photo:

Open to all registrants. Doors open at 7:00 am. Limited general seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

IBS Concert Featuring Pat Benatar

Thursday, February 6 | 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: LVCC, South Hall - S4

Tease your hair, break out the black leather pants and torn fishnets and enjoy a private concert featuring four-time Grammy winner and rock'n'roll superstar Pat Benatar with Neil Giraldo.

Benatar and Giraldo will take the stage in the LVCC’s South Hall at 6:00 pm but doors open at 5:00 pm, so come early and grab a drink! The concert will be done by 7:30 pm, and bus service will be extended on all routes to 8:15 pm. What are you waiting for? This is the perfect way to put an exclamation point on your time at the Show!

Pat Benatar has always been a rule-breaker and a trail-blazer. She remains a bold and distinctive artist both on stage and on record, and now, after more than three decades in rock 'n' roll, she's a bonafide living legend. Songs like Love is a Battlefield, Hit Me with Your Best Shot, Heartbreaker, Promises In The Dark and We Belong are as unforgettable now as they were at the dawn of MTV, when Pat emerged, fearless, fighting and forging a path for other female rock stars around the world.

Neil "Spyder" James Giraldo has been a professional musician, producer, arranger and songwriter for over four decades , changing the face of the pop charts throughout the 1980s with his collaborator, muse and wife, Pat Benatar. More than just an explosive steel-bending guitar player, Giraldo's innovative vision helped him create the signature Benatar sound, from its inception. His impressive back catalog includes more than 100 songs written, produced, arranged and recorded for Benatar, as well as many hits he helped create for John Waite, Rick Springfield—Number One, Grammy-winning classic Jessie's Girl and Top Ten hit I've Done Everything For You— as well as Kenny Loggins, Steve Forbert, The Del Lords, Beth Hart and countless others.

Tickets are $35 per person and can be added to your Show registration.


Wednesday, February 5 | 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

XS Nightclub, Wynn, Las Vegas

The NKBA is hosting The Bash during KBIS 2014! Will you be there? Revel in an elegant club environment and dance the night away to foot-tapping party numbers! Casual party attire recommended.

Tickets are $35 per person and can be added to your Show registration.

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