Don McLean is a Grammy award honoree, Songwriter Hall of Fame member and BBC Lifetime Achievement award recipient. His smash hit “American Pie” resides in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry and was named a top 5 song of the 20th Century by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA). The New York native is one of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history. He has scored mega-hits like “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air” and many more. In 2015, one of McLean’s four handwritten manuscripts of the lyrics to “American Pie” was auctioned by Christies, selling for more than $1.2 million. McLean received a star on the Las Vegas Walkway of Stars in 2019 and his song “And I Love You So” was the theme for Prince Harry and Megan Markle’s wedding. This year marks the 50th anniversary of American Pie.
All Court of Honor Stage shows are free with Big E admission and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The stage is located in front of the iconic Coliseum.