SOURCE: The Venetian Las Vegas

The Venetian Las Vegas

October 02, 2014 14:26 ET

The Venetian® Las Vegas Celebrates Georgias During Run of 'GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles'

Named Georgia? The Venetian Has You on Their Mind! That's Your Ticket to See the Newest Vegas Show

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2014) - It seems that these days -- everybody has Georgia on their minds. In fact, those lucky enough to be named "Georgia" have a treat waiting for them at The Venetian® Las Vegas box office.

Throughout the run of GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles, opening today, The Venetian Las Vegas is offering anyone named Georgia one complimentary ticket to see the show.*

The name "Georgia" has a Greek origin, and means tiller of the soil, or farmer. It peaked in popularity in the 1880s, but has seen a revival of late, with several celebrities naming their daughter's "Georgia," including:

  • Harrison Ford (born in 1990)
  • Mick Jagger (born in 1992)
  • Harry Connick Jr (born in 1996)
  • Felicity Huffman and William Macy (born in 2002)
  • Zac Brown (born in 2009)
  • Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart (born in 2011)
  • Kenan Thompson (born in 2014)

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles will feature a host of esteemed stars:

  • Emmy award-winner Clint Holmes
  • 10-time Grammy award-winning vocal group TAKE 6
  • 6-time Grammy nominee and DownBeat Vocalist of the Year Nnenna Freelon
  • Stella Gospel Award and Grammy award-winning saxophone star Kirk Whalum.

The show also introduces the Las Vegas Mass Choir, under the direction of James R. Smith and Edie Aikels, and features the Las Vegas All-Star Big Band, under the direction of pianist and conductor, David Loeb.

This dynamic ensemble of all-star performers will celebrate the genius of American music, Mr. Ray Charles, through GEORGIA ON MY MIND, in The Venetian Theatre Sept. 18 through Oct. 29, 2014.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by calling The Venetian Box Office at 702-414-9000 or online at For more information on GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles and the musical performers, please visit

*Must present valid form of legal photo identification at Venetian Box Office that names individual "Georgia." No other forms of the name are acceptable. Only one complimentary ticket per person. Blackout dates apply. Non-refundable, non-transferrable, and non-negotiable. May not be used in conjunction with any other discount or offer or redeemed for cash. The Venetian management reserves all rights.

About The Venetian Las Vegas®
The Venetian Las Vegas is one of the world's most iconic resort and convention destinations. Recreating Venice's legendary landmarks, the LEED® EB Gold-certified luxury resort offers unmatched service and quality for leisure and corporate guests. With suites ranging from a standard 650-square-foot Luxury Suite to the luxurious 10,000-square-foot Chairman Suite, the all-suite resort boasts more than 4,000 of Las Vegas' most lavish accommodations. In 2014, TripAdvisor named The Venetian the world's most extraordinarily designed hotel. The Venetian's standard suite is nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room, prompting it to be featured in the Guinness Book of World Records as the "largest standard hotel room in the world." Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian features extensive services for meetings and conventions, in addition to world-class leisure amenities, like Grand Canal Shoppes®, an indoor streetscape complete with gondolas and singing gondoliers; the award-winning Canyon Ranch SpaClub®; best-in-class casino gaming; exquisite restaurants; and a wide variety of entertainment including the party musical "ROCK OF AGES," Motown® headliners Human Nature, and the all-female comedy series LIPSHTICK -- THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP. Guests can earn points while they eat, sleep, shop and play with Grazie, the premier loyalty program. The Venetian and its sister resort, The Palazzo Las Vegas, hold the distinction of being the first-ever Alliance Resorts in the InterContinental Hotel Group® global portfolio. For additional information, visit, follow on Twitter @venetianvegas and interact on Facebook at

GOMM Productions, LLC was formed in 2014 by Producer/Music Entrepreneurs Larry Rosen and Peter Primont for the Las Vegas production of GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles. After successful presentations of the show as part of the JAZZ ROOTS Series at the Cobb Energy Centre in Atlanta and at The Smith Center in Las Vegas the concert is set to run at The Venetian Theater in Las Vegas for a six week limited engagement from September 18 to October 29, 2014. After The Venetian run the show will be presented in concert halls and festivals around the world.

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