After receiving news that the first four shows of his first Las Vegas residency at The STRAT sold out in under two hours (Oct. 29, Oct. 30, Nov. 5 and Nov. 6. -- he has since added two more shows on November 12 and November 13), Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and spirits entrepreneur Sammy Hagar wowed fans at the Nightclub & Bar Show when he unveiled plans for Sammy’s Beach Bar Cocktail Co. In addition to introducing his first ready-to-drink product line, Hagar showcased Santo Spirits, his wildly popular tequila and mezquila portfolio with Guy Fieri, and his award-winning Beach Bar Rum, a partnership with Grammy winner, Rick Springfield, who joined him at the event. Afterwards, Hagar and Springfield headed to the Strip for happy hour at Cabo Wabo Cantina at Miracle Mile Shops, where they poured shots and posed for more photos.
Hagar also engaged in a rare armchair conversation and Q&A with fans in which he shared his spirits expertise and story behind his foray into the industry nearly two decades ago with the legendary creation of Cabo Wabo Tequila. Hagar’s residency, called Sammy & Friends, kicks off in late October at The STRAT where he will roll out Sammy’s Beach Bar Cocktail Co.’s sparkling rum cocktails, made with all-natural ingredients, early fall. Served in a can, they will debut in four refreshing flavors: Tangerine Dream, Pineapple Splash, Island Pop and Cherry Kola Chill. For his residency, Hagar will bring together a legendary circle of friends and bandmates, past and present, to the intimate 800-capacity STRAT Theater, including 300 GA floor tickets for a party vibe in front of the stage.
The internationally acclaimed production, “WOW – The Vegas Spectacular,” will make its return to the Rio Showroom at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday, August 10. The production will feature many of its favorite performers as well as all-new acts that will thrill audiences nightly. Prior to the pandemic shut down, “WOW” had received numerous awards including the prestigious “Best of Las Vegas” awards as Best Value Show (Gold), Best Family Friendly Show (Silver), Best New Act/Show (Bronze) and Best Production Show (Bronze). Many of the thrilling and hilarious numbers familiar to audiences will return including comedian Alex Traisci, along with brand new acts including NAVAS and their “Wheel of Death” (Gold Medalists at the Monte Carlo Festival); the breathtaking Adagio act “Duo Ice;” the gravity-defying hand-to-hand act “Acrodream;” “Rialcris,” the trio of muscle men recently featured on America’s Got Talent; the aerial duo “Luna Girls,” a mind-blowing Icarian act, and the juggling talents of Paul Ponce, the son of former “WOW” stars Silvia Silvia and Victor Ponce, who are now starring in “EXTRAVAGANZA” at Bally’s Las Vegas.
Global music superstar Keith Urban has announced five new performance dates for “Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The shows will be Sept. 17 – 25, 2021.
27 – A Musical Adventure first debuted at L.A.’s legendary Troubadour on March 10, 2020, to a standing room only crowd of more than 400 that danced and cheered for more than two hours as top tribute artists and studio musicians brought the legends of rock back to life. Now at the Virgin Hotels, the show, narrated by actor and television personality John O’Hurley, is produced by Ramy El-Batrawi and co-written by Batrawi and James D’Alessandro. Musical Director Erik Himel and vocal coach to the stars, Roger Love as Vocal Director, round out the team.
Coming off his hugely successful outdoor run, the Hot Summer Nights Tour 2020, as the first-ever stand-up comedian to embark on a drive-in comedy tour, renowned comedian, podcast host and author Bert Kreischer will bring The Berty Boy Relapse Tour to Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas Saturday, Sept. 25. The show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
The boundary-breaking hologram concert spectacle, AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAM CONCERT, featuring the voice of one of the world’s greatest entertainers virtually performing with a live band, backup singers, and dancers while being surrounded by cinematic special effects, will make its North American debut with an extended residency at Harrah's Las Vegas starting Oct. 26, 2021. Some of the numbers will include digitally remastered arrangements of Whitney’s biggest hits and fan favorites, including “I Will Always Love You,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “The Greatest Love of All” and an on-your-feet cover of Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love.”
International pop band 98 Degrees is scheduled to make their return to the stage this summer and will perform Thursday, Sept. 16 at the Mandalay Bay Beach as part of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s 2021 Concerts on the Beach Series. The show is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. One of the best-selling boy bands of the ‘90s, the group features Jeff Timmons, brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, and Justin Jeffre. Inspired to get back together during the pandemic, the band is scheduled to make their return to the stage in August as they begin their “98 Days of Summer” campaign. In anticipation of their return, the guys recently released their new single and video “Where Do You Wanna Go,” the group’s first in eight years.
The Backstreet Boys, one of the best-selling bands of all time, are returning to the Las Vegas Strip with “A Very Backstreet Christmas Party,” a series of 12 holiday shows at Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino this November and December. The festive Las Vegas performances will mark the group’s first ever holiday shows, filled with classic holiday favorites, new originals and their biggest hits. Show dates will be November 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21 and December 16, 18, 19, 22, 23.
Trumpeter and singer Brian Newman will bring his late-night show Brian Newman: AFTER DARK, back to NoMad Las Vegas for six performances this summer. Newman will perform at the NoMad Library August 12 – 14 and August 19 – 21 with all shows scheduled to begin at 11:30 p.m. Previously serving as the bandleader for the LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO resident show at Park Theater, Newman designed Brian Newman: AFTER DARK as an ode to vintage Las Vegas, creating a late-night rendezvous filled with great music and good friends.
Multi-talented entertainer, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 11-time nominee for Best Choreography Derek Hough is taking the stage at The Venetian® Resort this fall with his new show, Derek Hough: No Limit, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. This new show is the first production announced to take the stage in The Summit Showroom, the newly renamed performance venue at The Venetian Resort. The dance-centric show will incorporate all-new production elements, designed specifically for the astounding versatility of The Summit Showroom, and, as always, Derek's magnetic stage presence. Fans will journey through a true fusion of dance and music, as Derek explores styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa, hip-hop and everything in between.
Iconic multi-platinum artists are joining forces to create The After Party featuring *NSYNC’s Joey Fatone, Backstreet Boys AJ McLean and Nick Carter, and Boyz II Men’s Wanya Morris, bringing fan favorite hits to The Sands Showroom inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas August 19 – 22, 2021. Fans will enjoy an evening of number-one hits, experience classic boy band dances, and relive their nostalgic good times. For the first time ever, these notable artists, along with surprise guests, will come together on one stage to perform a variety of classic songs with a live band. With over 200 million albums sold collectively, the set list will change nightly. Be prepared for comedy, music and intimate conversations, as this group will even share some never-before-told stories from their time on the road.
Famed singer, comedian, ventriloquist and “America’s Got Talent” winner Terry Fator is following up his record-breaking Las Vegas residency with an all-new show, “Terry Fator: Who’s the Dummy Now?” Fator previewed the show for several weeks at the New York-New York Theater inside New York-New York Hotel & Casino and will move into his new space at the resort’s Liberty Loft beginning Wednesday, Aug. 11. Featuring new songs by more than a dozen iconic singers, “Terry Fator: Who’s the Dummy Now?” takes Fator and his audience on a whimsical journey of discovery, as we learn how and why the world-renowned ventriloquist created many of his beloved cast of puppets. Fator is joined onstage by a cast of characters that includes: Winston, the Impersonating Turtle; Maynard Tompkins, the Elvis impersonator; Duggie Scott Walker, the annoying neighbor; legendary country singer and ladies’ man, Walter T. Airdale; crooning soul singer Julius; and many others.
Menopause The Musical® recently returned to Harrah’s Cabaret inside Harrah’s Las Vegas Thursday, July 22, marking the musical’s historic 16th year on the Las Vegas Strip. The joyful musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s has audiences cheering and dancing in the aisles.
Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience - A Parody by Dan and Jeff has cast its spell on Las Vegas once again when the hit, family-friendly show returned to The Magic Attic showroom inside Bally’s Las Vegas on Friday, July 30. Potted Potter, the enchanting, intimate, award-winning production had plenty to celebrate as the production returned to Las Vegas with a re-opening night filled with Potter fans and VIPs. Even Delious Kennedy, lead singer of the hit vocal group, All-4-One joined Potter stars James Edwards and Nicholas Charles on the red carpet before the show. The perfect show for muggles, witches and wizards of all ages, this production of the boy-who-lived’s story combines all seven books into 70 hilarious minutes. The cleverly curated show includes all of your favorite characters, perfect Potter props, and even a live Quidditch game.
Get ready for world-renowned performance group iLuminate™ (pronounced “i” “luminate”), as they invite audiences to ‘get lit’ during their brand new production show at The STRAT. beginning this summer. With the show’s 10 p.m. timeslot, iLuminate™ the most fun you’ll ever have in the dark blending music, dance, comedy, technology, and art from the group named “Best New Act in America” by America’s Got Talent. Featuring some of the city’s best dancers and comedic hosts, iLuminate™ will take viewers on an exhilarating and interactive journey through several styles of dance and music in this mind-blowing, multi-sensory show. ‘Getting lit through the ages’ is the premise of the show, which combines state-of- the-art technology with electrifying entertainers performing in the dark to create an incredible visual arts experience.
Banachek is for the first time headlining his own Las Vegas Strip production at The STRAT with “Banachek’s Mind Games Live.” Demonstrating why he is known as “the world’s greatest mind reader,” the show, produced by entertainment leader SPI Entertainment will take the audience on a nonstop heart-pounding journey. Show times for Banachek’s Mind Games Live are at 4 p.m. six days per week, dark Tuesday, in the 600-seat STRAT Theater.
The STRAT also brings back MJ Live, a tribute show highlighting the talent of the legendary Michael Jackson, this high-energy show, backed by a live band and dancers, presents many of the legendary entertainer’s number one hits including: "Bad," "Billie Jean," "Beat It," "Dangerous," "Smooth Criminal," "Black & White," "Thriller," "Don't Stop ‘Till You Get Enough," and more.
The STRAT has additionally announced a scream-worthy ‘YOLO BOGO’ thrill rides promotion in celebration of National Roller Coaster Day, available from 2 – 10 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16.’You Only Live Once’ (YOLO) enthusiasts may purchase one ride ticket and get the second ride ticket free or purchase one unlimited thrill rides pass and receive the second pass free. The promotion will apply to Big Shot, which catapults riders up the tower’s mast at 45 miles per hour; Insanity, which dangles riders from the side of the tower, more than 900-feet-high, while spinning in circles; and X-Scream, the STRAT’s thrill ride that propels riders head-first 27-feet over the edge of the tower.
Following the success of his two-night run, the sold-out status of comedian Bill Burr’s shows ignites the return of live entertainment to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Upcoming shows at The Chelsea include Rise Against (Aug. 20), Dane Cook (Aug. 21), Sech (Aug. 28), Death Cab For Cutie (Sept. 15), John Legend (Sept. 18), Quinn XCII (Oct. 3), Billy Idol (Oct. 16, 17, 22 and 23), Old Dominion (Nov. 5 and 6), Evanescene + Halestorm (Nov. 12), Cody Jinks (Dec. 2 and 3) and BROCKHAMPTON (April 8).
Premiering Nov. 4 at Luxor Hotel and Casino, America’s Got Talent Las VegasLIVE will make for an entertainment spectacle. Serving as resident host is season 12 finalist andAmerica’s Got Talent: The Championscompetitor, stand-up comedianPreacher Lawson,who will guide audiences through the jaw-dropping performances in this first-of-its-kind ongoing stage show based on a major television brand. Season 15 winnerBrandon Leakewill make a special five-week appearance during the show’s opening window, sharing his unique and moving spoken word talent with audiences. The talent never lets up as Leake joins:
After being stuck deep in Uranus for more than 15 months, OPIUM’s Captain Kunton and his plutonic crew are ready to touch back down at the OPIUM Theatre inside The Cosmopolitan on Sept. 24, 2021. Passengers for the Starship OPM 73 can finally return on board with adult-only in-flight entertainment once again performed by the ridiculously talented crew including Rob the Robot, Lieutenant Harriet, Nurse Chardonnay and Chip the fresh cadet.
Over at Planet Hollywood, Chris Angel’s MINDFREAK is a creative and technological wonder featuring Angel’s ground-breaking illusions and revolutionary magic, including his signature levitation voted “The Greatest Illusion of All Time” by the most prestigious magic organization in the world, the International Brotherhood of Magicians and Vanish – the largest magic publication worldwide. The production is set against a digitally interactive backdrop displaying more surface area of video than any other production in the world, a state-of-the-art theatrical surround sound system with more than 150 speakers, over 2,000 lighting instruments and countless visual effects and pyrotechnics. Audience members are immersed from the moment they enter the interactive lobby area and throughout the entire performance by way of 3D technology and video mapping.
Entering into its fifth year, Xavier Mortimer: The Dream Maker, now at The STRAT, is a dynamic and visual, family friendly production that can be enjoyed by all ages. Xavier has added his own touch to magic by creating a show with creative and original illusions, fun comedy and a poetic storyline. Mortimer has completely revamped his show by including all of his most famous breathtaking and mind-blowing online illusions and web videos, performed on stage.
Summer fun is heating up when actor, comedian, and Las Vegas resident Eddie Griffin returns to the stage at the Sahara with “The Eddie Griffin Experience.” Voted one of the 100 greatest stand-up comics of all time, Griffin has delighted crowds with his sharp humor and witty observations on a variety of topics and current affairs.
Legendary Rockstar Rod Stewart will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his acclaimed residency “Rod Stewart: The Hits.” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace when he returns to Las Vegas for nine shows this fall. Presented in partnership by Caesars Entertainment and Live Nation Las Vegas, “Rod Stewart: The Hits.” will perform select dates October 6 through 23, 2021. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment,
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Bruno Mars has postponed his Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24 performances at Park Theater. The rescheduled dates are Friday, Aug. 27 and Saturday, Aug. 28. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates with no action needed. Should ticket purchasers not be able to attend, a refund can be requested until August 13, 2021. Once the ticket window is closed, all sales are final.
The dates are now official for the year’s most anticipated dining-entertainment experience. Marking its debut in the United States, Lío Ibiza by Pacha Group will bring its legendary cabaret from its Spanish island hideaway to Bellagio October 18-31 for a special takeover of The Mayfair Supper Club. At Lío Las Vegas, guests become part of an all-night soiree, dancing and dining, immersed in a showstopping over-the-top production that evolves throughout the night with the iconic Bellagio fountains serving as a stunning backdrop. Expect the unexpected --sanity with a bit of madness, provocation, elegance, and beauty.
Resorts World Las Vegas announced it will debut the first and only pop-up shop of Kardashian Kloset, the Kardashian-Jenner e-commerce retail resale site. The popular online retailer features items from the family’s personal closets and offers a wide range of designer clothing from athleisure to black tie, plus shoes, accessories and jewelry. This will be Kardashians Kloset’s first physical location and will offer one-of-a-kind items not available online.
Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to confirm The Beatles LOVE, a Cirque du Soleil creation and co-production with Apple Corps Ltd., will reopen at The Mirage on Aug. 26, 2021. Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil, in collaboration with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will reopen its exclusive residency at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on Aug. 19, 2021.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and The WhiskyX will bring an evening of elevated whisky tastings, live musical performances, award-winning restaurants and more to The Boulevard Pool on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The can’t-miss event will provide guests a curated mix of more than 60 whiskies from around the world, live sets from national recording artists St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Fitz & The Tantrums, a live podcast-viewing with comedian Adam Carolla, an array of dishes from The Cosmopolitan’s award-winning Restaurant Collection and more.
GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams will make his Wynn Las Vegas debut this fall as he takes the stage at Encore Theater for his only tour stop in the United States. Adams will present his celebrated songs with six shows taking place on select nights from Nov. 10-20, 2021.
Daughtry will hit the road for an upcoming headlining tour this fall featuring rock legends and fellow collaborators Sevendust, Tremonti and Travid Bracht, making a stop at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, on Sunday, December 5. This news comes coupled with the announcement of Daughtry’s new LP, Dearly Beloved, due out September 17.
iHeartMedia recently announced the lineup for the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Festival, the annual legendary concert event on Sept. 17-18, 2021 at Las Vegas’ hottest entertainment venue, T-Mobile Arena, and its Daytime Stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Sept. 18 at the new immersive event and entertainment district, AREA15. This year, the epic two-day lineup for the iHeartRadio Music Festival main stage will feature performances by Billie Eilish, Cheap Trick, Coldplay, Dua Lipa, Florida Georgia Line, Journey, Khalid, Lil Baby, Maroon 5, Nelly, Sam Hunt, Weezer and more. The Daytime Stage will feature live performances from DaBaby, Olivia Rodrigo, The Kid LAROI, Saweetie, All Time Low, 24kGoldn, Russell Dickerson, Yungblud, Gabby Barrett, Tate McRae, Conan Gray and Addison Rae, with more to be announced.
As iconic pop artists Debbie Gibson and Joey McIntyre celebrate the release of their new studio version remake of “Lost in Your Eyes, the duet” today, the pair also announce that due to popular demand, four new shows have been added to their limited engagement, “Debbie Gibson & Joey McIntyre Live from Las Vegas.” The shows will be held on Sept. 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2021 at The Sands Showroom inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas. The four previously announced shows on Aug. 26 – 29, 2021
Legendary GRAMMY Award-winner Van Morrison has announced a three-night run of shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace February 18, 19 and 20, 2022.
AEG Presents recently announced the initial entertainment lineup inside the newly renovated and world-class Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, a part of Curio Collection by Hilton. The start-studded calendar kicks off this fall, spanning a wide array of genres and formats including live performances by Gary Clark Jr., Lady A, Porter Robinson, Russ, Dropkick Murphys & Rancid, Machine Gun Kelly, Primus, Karol G, Little Big Town and more.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!, “the most sickening eleganza extravaganza in Las Vegas herstory,” returned to the stage at Flamingo Las Vegas on Aug. 5, 2021. From the creative team behind the Emmy® Award-winning series RuPaul’s Drag Race, the critically acclaimed Las Vegas revue is everything you love about the TV show and then some. With over-the-top costumes, visually stunning sets and jaw-dropping performances, RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! serves the audience a drag experience like they’ve never seen before. Each show features six queens, including Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls, Vanessa “Vanjie” Matteo and Yvie Oddly.
The award-winning dinner show Tournament of Kings returned to the Excalibur on July 14. Resuming performances six nights a week, the popular show once again is providing guests with a fanciful feast while they enjoy a tournament of valor at King Arthur’s court.
Comedy magician Mac King has painted the town plaid with the recent opening of his family-friendly show at the Excalibur. The Mac King Comedy Magic Show performs inside the Thunderland Showroom Tuesday through Saturday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Widely regarded as the No. 1 comedy magician working in the world today, Mac King has been a staple on the Las Vegas Strip for more than two decades.
The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil will make its grand return to The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Aug. 26, 2021. The iconic show is also celebrating its 15th anniversary.
Every weekend in August, the iconic Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub will host spectacular parties with must-see Drai’s LIVE performances by big-name artists like 2 Chainz, Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane, to name a few. Plus, Rick Ross will return for the second performance of his new multi-year residency. The Drai’s LIVE concert series offers fans an up-close and personal experience with some of today’s biggest stars for phenomenal full-length performances in an experience unlike any other on The Strip.
LET’S GO DOWNTOWN
Fremont Street Experience, the six-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, continues to ramp up its 2021 free entertainment options with two new live performances. Cult favorite rock band Barenaked Ladies join the 2021 star-studded Downtown Rocks Concert Series lineup with a newly added show on Saturday, Oct. 9. On Wednesday, Nov. 24, Fremont Street Experience will throw an epic block party encompassing the entire destination with its inaugural DrinksGiving celebration and free concert featuring Mötley Crüe front man Vince Neil. Tourists, locals, and rock fans alike are invited to celebrate in Downtown Las Vegas with soon-to-be announced drink specials, pub crawls, drinking games and more.
Downtown Rocks concerts will continue through fall; upcoming shows include: Saturday, Aug. 21, Steven Adler of Guns N’ Roses; Sunday, Sept. 5, 3 Doors Down | Seether | Rock D; Saturday, Sept. 25,The Generation Radio concert features Journey’s Deen Castronovo, Rascal Flatt’s Jay Demarcus, and Jason Scheff of Chicago; Saturday, Nov. 6, George Thorogood and the Destroyers.
Gilbert Gottfried’s “Dirty Comedy Festival” will come to The Comedy Works at the Plaza Hotel & Casino on Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. inside the Plaza’s vintage Vegas showroom featuring red velvet booth seating, an updated sound system, full bars, and table cocktail service. Gilbert Gottfried’s “Dirty Comedy Festival” is a showcase of Gilbert’s dirtiest comedy along with three of the most talented “blue” comics in the business. This show is not for the easily offended! In addition to Gilbert Gottfried, the show will feature: Bobby Slayton – the “Pitbull” of Comedy, who is listed as one of Comedy Central’s top 100 stand-up comedians of all time; Thea Vidale – star of the ABC sitcom “Thea,” featured on Last Comic Standing, and co-host of the AVN (Adult Video News) awards and Patty Rosborough – “Ladies of Laughter” winner and featured on Comedy Central, A&E, Showtime and VH1
Life is Beautiful, Las Vegas’ three-day premier music, art culinary and comedy festival, is pleased to announce the return of House of Yes to this year’s festival. Rooted in positivity, self-expression, and celebrating authenticity, House of Yes will bring its Brooklyn magic back to the festival with three nights of unforgettable performances, parades, dance parties and experiences.
Aaron Carter is no stranger to taking his clothes off, so much so that the 33-year-old former child is going to go “the full Monty” in person. He’s joining the Las Vegas production of “Naked Boys Singing!,” a campy 60-minute gay musical revue in which the all-male cast perform in their birthday suits. “I think the naked body is a beautiful thing,” says Carter, who identifies as bisexual. “We were all born naked.” Carter’s run in “Naked Boys,” which is produced by Tom D’Angora and Nick Padgett, run begins Sept. 8 at the Jewel Box Theatre.
A longtime Las Vegas icon for live music and craft cocktails, The Sand Dollar Lounge will open a second location inside the Plaza Hotel & Casino this fall, bringing to downtown Las Vegas a venue dedicated to late-night live music and entertainment.
THIS ‘N THAT
Eight-time Grammy Award-winning R&B superstar and Las Vegas residency headliner, Usher, enjoyed a fun and flirty date night in Las Vegas with girlfriend, Jenn Goicoechea, where the couple watched FANTASY, Luxor Hotel and Casino’s dazzling female revue, last night. Recently named “Best Production Show” by Las Vegas Weekly and “Best Production Show” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards, FANTASY stars powerhouse vocalist Lorena Peril alongside a stunning cast of talented dancers. Following the show, Usher met the gorgeous cast backstage for a group photo and said he would love to come back.
Las Vegas Philharmonic (LVP) and Music Director Donato Cabrera recently announced the 2021-22 concert season, and a return to Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The 23rd season for the LVP will include seven beautifully curated performances from Nov. 20, 2021 through May 7, 2022. Cabrera has selected a season full of dynamic works including all of Beethoven’s Symphonies interwoven with contemporary works by female composers including Anna Clyne, Gabriela Lena Frank, Missy Mazzoli, Jessie Montgomery and Carolyn Shaw. A special Very Vegas Holiday performance will welcome back local entertainers including Composers Showcase founder Keith Thompson and vocal illuminati including Travis Cloer and Clint Holmes along with Michelle Johnson and Vita Corimbi. Cabrera will also conduct a world premiere by composer Juan Pablo Contreras as part of a special commission in partnership with New Music USA.
FlyOver in Las Vegas, the new immersive flight ride from leading hospitality company Pursuit, will officially take off on the Las Vegas Strip Sept. 1. Tickets are now on sale for the attraction at flyoverlasvegas.com, which will take guests on a multi-sensory journey as they soar over 22 of the American West’s most spectacular destinations, from the plunging river valleys of the Grand Canyon to the volcanic peaks of Oregon’s Cascade Volcanic Arc. The flight ride’s film, “The Real Wild West,” will be shown in stunning 8K high definition on a 52.5-foot spherical screen. Fliers will glide through some of the most picturesque locations in the United States, including landmarks in Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Montana, California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. The attraction uses a state-of-the-art moving platform with six degrees of motion that enables guests to feel every sweeping movement of the journey. Special effects including wind, mist and location-specific scents heighten the immersive flight ride as guests hang suspended with their feet dangling above the country’s most stunning natural wonders
PanIQ Room, one of the fastest growing escape room franchises in the nation, is excited to announce that its flagship location at Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas is now open. PanIQ Room offers guests a unique entertainment experience, featuring multiple next-generation escape rooms. Players are placed in a room and have 45 minutes to accomplish a mission as they search for clues, complete puzzles, crack codes, and take on other challenges. At the Vegas location, among other themes, adventure seekers can explore underwater ruins in Atlantis Rising, learn the art of magic in Wizard Trials, travel back in time in A Steampunk Story, or play with the paranormal in The Haunted Manor.
The true-crime podcast series, “Mobbed Up: The Fight for Las Vegas”, reached 1 million downloads across all platforms this week. The series chronicles the rise and fall of organized crime in Las Vegas through those who lived it: Law enforcement officials, gaming regulators, lawyers, politicians, historians, journalists and entertainment figures. This thrilling production was made possible by extensive collaboration between the Las Vegas Review-Journal and The Mob Museum in downtown Las Vegas.
September’s NASCAR Weekend in Las Vegas will run with no capacity restrictions, Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) officials recently announced. In accordance with the decision by the state of Nevada and Clark County to lift all restrictions that went into effect June 1, LVMS plans to have all seats available for the September 23-26 weekend that is headlined by the South Point 400. The four-day weekend kicks off on Sept. 23 with the Star Nursery 150 ARCA Menards Series West event at the Bullring. The action shifts to the superspeedway on Sept. 24 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event followed by the Alsco 302 NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Sept. 25. The weekend concludes with the fourth annual South Point 400 on Sept. 26.
Prepare to be captivated this holiday season as Enchant, the whimsical and heartfelt Christmas light maze and village, brings its world of festive wonder to Las Vegas for the first time Nov. 26, 2021 through Jan. 2, 2022. Enchant takes over the Las Vegas Ballpark®, transforming the venue into a winter wonderland and transporting all who enter into the wonderful world of Christmas magic. Guests will be immersed into this festive wonder as Enchant presents “The Great Search,” a Christmas light maze that is the second in a series of five fascinating adventures. Upon entering the maze, guests embark on a quest within a mystical forest of millions of twinkling lights and a world of wondrous art installations as they journey to save Christmas. The Enchant adventure includes gliding down the Ice Skating Trail, visiting the Christmas Village where they can sample gourmet holiday treats from around the world, wandering through the artisan Christmas market, and meeting the Big Man himself - all before stepping into the most magical Christmas light maze the world has ever seen.
Off THE STRIP
Arizona Charlie’s, located at 740 S. Decatur Blvd., will bring live entertainment back to the Naughty Ladies Saloon stage with a performance by popular Eagles tribute band, American Eagle USA, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7. American Eagle USA will pay tribute to the award-winning rock band by playing every classic song including “Take it Easy,” “Lyin’ Eyes,” “One of These Nights,” “Life in the Fast Lane,” “Hotel California,” and more. The cover band features musicians who have played alongside artists including John Paul Jones of Led Zepplin, The WHO, The Righteous Brothers and others.
WAY OFF THE STRIP
Edgewater Casino Resort’s E Center, located at 2020 S. Casino Drive, will host entertainment icon Tanya Tucker for a performance at the E Center, one of Laughlin’s premier live entertainment and special event venues. The two-time GRAMMY® Award-winner and “first female country outlaw” is scheduled to take the stage at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4.
The Laughlin Event Center continues to add to its star-studded, rocking concert schedule of performances. Roger Daltrey with special guests Billy Idol and Steve Stevens (acoustic) are set to take the stage on Saturday, Sept. 11, followed by award-winning entertainer Kid Rock on Saturday, Oct. 16. Edgewater Casino Resort’s E Center will host GRAMMY Award winner Dwight Yoakam on Saturday, Nov. 6. The performers add to Laughlin Event Center’s and E Center’s impressive lineup of recently announced entertainment, including Miranda Lambert (Sept. 4), Lynyrd Skynyrd and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts (Oct. 2), Toby Keith (Oct. 23) and many more .
The Laughlin Event Center continues to add to its schedule of award-winning performers set to take the stage with the addition of American rockers Goo Goo Dolls and Collective Soul, set to perform on Saturday, Sept. 18.