For Immediate Release
May 24, 2011
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Karen Hertz

(BPRW) UPTOWN Magazine Partners with CENTRIC and Gentleman Jack to Present UPTOWN Vegas, the Sexy Getaway

- Three Day Celebration to Take Place at Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort, June 16-19 Bringing UPTOWN to VEGAS -

(BLACK PR WIRE)--NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UPTOWN Magazine and Tony Rome Presents co-produce the first ever UPTOWN Vegas event.

Kicking off June 16th, this three day event will take place on the world famous Las Vegas strip at the beautiful Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort and will feature pool parties, nightlife, golf, and musical performances by Grammy nominated R&B artists, Ledisi and Melanie Fiona, Jazz Pianist Robert Glasper and the band of The Robert Glasper Experiment, and R&B/Soul artist Timothy Bloom.

Co-produced by UPTOWN Magazine and Tony Rome Presents, UPTOWN Vegas is a thrilling, three day entertainment and relaxation getaway experience. For three exciting days, urban professionals from across the country will come together in Las Vegas for a perfect blend of pampering, concerts, pool parties, golf, and after parties.

“We are excited to bring UPTOWN Vegas to Las Vegas with Gentleman Jack and CENTRIC,” said Len Burnett, Co-Founder and Group Publisher, Uptown Media Group. “This experience embodies the essence of UPTOWN and elevates our philosophy that UPTOWN is a toast to luxury, lifestyle and living.” 

“We are very happy to be a part of UPTOWN Vegas,” said Paxton Baker, CENTRIC’s General Manager and Executive Vice President. “We look forward to giving our audience an exciting opportunity to experience live music and entertainment, both which are the core of the CENTRIC brand.”

"We set out to create a world class lifestyle event," said Tony Rome, President of Tony Rome Presents. "With UPTOWN Vegas we are delivering the best in relaxation, entertainment, nightlife, and golf in one spectacular event."

About Uptown Media

Founded in 2004, Uptown Media Group is the only luxury lifestyle company targeting the Affluent African American (AAA) Market. UPTOWN Magazine affords luxury purveyors the broadest access to this highly sought-after demographic. Uptown Media Group, LLC offers traditional and innovative strategies, including UPTOWN Magazine (published eight times yearly with NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Charlotte, Detroit, Philadelphia & National editions), interactive website, Uptown Social event updates and Uptown's signature events. UPTOWN Magazine is available by subscription at and on national newsstands, including Hudson News.

About Tony Rome Presents

As the live events division of Maven Strategies, Inc. Tony Rome Presents is a leading creator and producer of customized experiential events targeting urban audiences. With experience ranging from nationwide concert tours to multi-layered destination events, Tony Rome Presents delivers world-class experiential marketing solutions to brand marketers. Visit Tony Rome Presents on Facebook.


CENTRIC is a 24-hour music and entertainment channel that reflects the lifestyle and sophistication of today’s African-American and multicultural adult viewer. With a finger on the pulse of an ever-changing beat, its compelling music content fuses Soul, R&B, Neo-Soul, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, Jazz, Old School, New School and everything in between with today’s hottest artists. It is a unique of mix of music, culture and lifestyle programming that embodies the lives, tastes and aspirations of the CENTRIC viewer: All you. All day. All night. Please contact for more information.