Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend 2016 Album One

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Las Vegas, NV

The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada every year, typically around the third weekend in April. That's about near-perfect weather in Las Vegas, as it is typically comfortably warm and dry, but nowhere near the beatdown triple-digit heat found in the middle of the summer. The event is a throwback to a simpler time and is way more than just a cool car show, as many of the attendees also dress in period-correct clothing. That means women in poodle skirts with beehive hairdos and men in Chuck Taylor's and cuffed Levi's, with a pack of Camel's rolled into their sleeve.

There's also an interesting fusion of punk rock into this scene and nearly everyone there has at least a few tattoos. The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend is as the name suggests, also a music festival, with a full slate of bands like the Stray Cats and Jerry Lee Lewis, playing all weekend long, but there's even more than that. Viva Las Vegas also includes Burlesque shows, a pool party, bowling, a tattoo room with several artists ready to dispense ink, a pin-up girl contest, fashion show, lots of dancing and even some weddings.

The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly weekend draws attendees from all over the world, with a huge contingent from both Europe and Asia, although most of the cars and trucks on display seem to be somewhat local. Have a look at some of the hundreds of cars & trucks that were on display at Viva Las Vegas 2016. See more photos of customs and hot rods from Cruisin' the Coast here.