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Red Wave Ready to Rock in Las Vegas
The Red Wave Rock Party on Friday night from 8-11 p.m. is free and designed for all ages.
The Red Wave Rock Party on Friday night from 8-11 p.m. is free and designed for all ages.

Dec. 17, 2013

By Stephen Trembley

FRESNO, Calif. --- The Red Wave is ready to ride into Las Vegas for a fun week of events leading up to Saturday's Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl - highlighted by Friday night's free Red Wave Rock Party from 8-11 p.m. in The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.

The event has been specifically designed for all ages, so families and friends can come together in their Bulldog red and celebrate the Fresno State football team's thrilling season.

The Red Wave Rock Party will start around 8 p.m. with an opening performance by the Bulldog Marching Band. The band Tightwad Hill will then take the stage for the first of two sets, followed by a pep talk from Bulldogs' head coach Tim DeRuyter.

The Fresno State spirit team is also scheduled perform and the evening wraps with more music from Tightwad Hill. Doors open for the Rock Party at 7:30 p.m.

The event is being co-sponsored by Fresno State Athletics and the Fresno State Alumni Association.

Earlier Friday, the Red Wave is also invited to the official Las Vegas Bowl Pep Rally at the Fremont Street Experience at 6 p.m. The Fresno State football team, band and spirit team will all attend.

On Saturday, Fresno State fans can tailgate at the Fresno State Alumni Association's X-Box One Pre-Game Tailgaming (Tailgate) Party prior to the bowl game.

The FSAA tailgate will feature a full, hot brunch and unlimited drinks from 9 a.m.- noon at Sam Boyd Stadium. Advance reservations are requested by Tuesday night for the tailgaming tickets, which are $75 adults, $50 for Fresno State students, $25 kids 15 and under, at or 559.278.ALUM.

Tailgate prices do not include football game tickets which are $55 each and available online at or by calling 559-278-DOGS, nor parking which is $10 per space, cash only on site.



"Catch the Wave!" - Tickets for the 2013 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl are available for $55 online at, in person at the Bulldog Ticket Office or by calling 559-278-DOGS. Fans are encouraged to stay the Hard Rock Hotel - the official team and fan hotel for the Bulldogs and Red Wave. #GoDogs #RPLVB

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