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Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Stratosphere teams up with Fireworks by Grucci for a Fabulous Las Vegas 4th of July!!!

Photo Courtesy of Fireworks by Grucci

Usually the Las Vegas Strip is ablaze with fireworks during New Years but the 4th of July has always played second fiddle. Well that is about to change with the Stratosphere Resort teaming up with Fireworks by Grucci to put on a spectacular display worthy of the nations Independence Day.

I am personally really excited about this because this display will be happening during First Friday which means there will be thousands of people just North of the resort to witness the event. Kudos to the hotel and Grucci for bringing this to our city. Honestly there is no better resort to host such a display. After all the Stratosphere is the tallest building West of the Mississippi!

Fun Facts about the Firework Display
  • Fireworks by Grucci Chief Pyrotechnician: Paul Ferry
  • Number of days to set-up- 4
  • Number of hours to choreograph – 11
  • Number of pyrotechnicians- 6
  • Number of man hours to set-up- 288
  • Largest firing Mortar – 4 inch
  • Number of firing cues – 1,603
  • America the Beautiful - Jennifer Hudson & Sandy Hook Choir
  • Made In America - Toby Keith
  • Happy - Pharell Williams
  • Counting Stars – OneRepublic
  • Armed Service Medley - St. Louis Orchestra
  • Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen
  • Treasure - Bruno Mars
  • America's Song - Faith Hill & Company
  • Stars and Stripes - Sousa (with vocals)
About Fireworks by Grucci: 

Holders of the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Fireworks Display" ever recorded, Fireworks by Grucci is a sixth-generation, family-owned and operated company. They are world-renowned for pyrotechnic artistry, scientific innovation and old-fashioned values. Known as "America's First Family of Fireworks", the Gruccis have transformed the night skies to the delight of millions across the globe since 1850. Among their signature performances are seven consecutive U.S. Presidential Inaugurations; the Olympic Games in Beijing, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and Lake Placid; commemorations such as the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty and star-studded extravaganzas including the grand opening of the Atlantis Dubai and the Palm Jumeirah Island in the United Arab Emirates. On New Year’s Eve 2013, a stunning performance displaying 479, 651 fireworks made its debut above Dubai’s iconic skyline. The Gruccis achieved their “Largest Fireworks Display” title with this performance and smashed the Guinness Book of World Record’s preceding mark. Phil Grucci currently serves as President/CEO of Fireworks by Grucci, Inc. and Pyrotechnique by Grucci, Inc., the manufacturing entity of the Grucci group of companies. For more information, please visit: www.grucci.com

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