Latest from Vegas – November 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – November 2019.

Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas Coming to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Four-time GRAMMY© Award winner Keith Urban will bring Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for 12 unprecedented concerts to premiere in January 2020. After two sold-out performances at the award-winning and newly renovated venue in September 2019, Urban will now return with an all-new show, packed with hit songs, explosive showmanship and usual unpredictability. The shows will be a once-in-a-lifetime concert event – an arena-sized production in a theater setting, up close and personal. Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas will utilize The Colosseum’s new general admission capability on the main floor for a dynamic and reimagined fan experience for the landmark venue. Performances are scheduled for: January, April, July, August, and November 2020.

Wynn Golf Club Returns with Championship Course Designed by Tom Fazio

The only resort golf course on the Las Vegas Strip recently returned to Wynn Las Vegas with the grand reopening of the Wynn Golf Club. The original 18-hole championship course established in 2005 has been reimagined by legendary golf course architect Tom Fazio to give players a new golf experience from the first drive to the last putt. The course sits on 129 acres of the resort’s private backyard, with eight all-new holes and 10 revamped holes. Lush landscapes unique to desert golf include several water features and streams, 100,000 shrubs, and 7,000 mature trees, many of which date back to the 1950s when the land was home to the historic Desert Inn Golf Club.

Bellagio to Debut Lakeside Supper Club this December

Renowned for a portfolio of ‘must-visit’ experiences that forever transformed the city, Bellagio will once again change the way visitors think about a night on the town with the launch of The Mayfair Supper Club over New Year’s weekend. Inspired by top supper clubs in London and around the world, The Mayfair will redefine the traditional “dinner and a show” for today’s traveler with a restaurant that evolves throughout the evening, amplifying in energy as dusk shifts to night. Guests will be able to indulge in contemporary American cuisine while enjoying live entertainment performances nightly, set to the greatest backdrop in the world – the Bellagio Fountains.

Chicago to Return to The Venetian in 2020

Due to popular demand, one of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of all time – Chicago – recently announced it will return to The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas in 2020 for the third year in a row for an eight-show limited engagement. The shows will be held on February 28 and 29 and March 4, 6, 7, 11, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m.

Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion More Than 50% Complete

On October 24, 2019, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) marked the Las Vegas Convention Center’s significant construction milestone, with completion of more than 50 percent of the 1.4 million-square-foot expansion. Construction of the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion is expected to be completed in December 2020. Renovation of the existing 3.2 million-square-foot convention center will begin in summer 2021 and the entire $1.52 billion development is expected to be completed in 2024. Annually, meetings and conventions generate $10.5 billion in economic impact in Southern Nevada. In 2018, nearly 20 percent of Las Vegas’ 42.1 million visitors were meetings and conventions attendees. Overall, the destination encompasses nearly 12 million square feet of meeting space and is home to three of North America’s 10 largest convention centers. Las Vegas was recently recognized as the No. 1 trade show destination in the country for the 25th consecutive year by Trade Show News Network.

Market Place Buffet Now Serving All You Can Eat Goodness at Rampart Casino/JW Marriott Las Vegas

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa and Rampart Casino continue their culinary renovation with the latest addition, the all-new Market Place Buffet. Featuring a full renovation and expansion of the former Rampart Buffet, Market Place Buffet features classic American fare as well as international cuisine, freshly prepared in front of guests. Market Place Buffet features an expansive 12,000-square-foot dining area with seating for over 700 and one of the few buffets in Vegas with an outdoor patio making it perfect to enjoy a menu of your choosing al fresco. The opening of Market Place Buffet, part of the resort’s 20th anniversary fanfare and renovation, signifies the ongoing commitment to culinary projects at the resort. Market Place Buffet is open daily for lunch and dinner, as well as a weekend champagne brunch.

Wynn Las Vegas Unveils New Spa Design

The Spa at Wynn, the first and longest-holding Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star spa in Las Vegas, sets a new standard for relaxing in luxury with the debut of its latest design evolution. The 45,000-square-foot retreat has been reimagined with a dramatic new aesthetic and refreshed treatment menu to help guests connect with mind, body, and spirit. The new design concept is rooted in a deeper dusky color palette evoking nightfall, a transformative visual experience heightened by layered and luxurious accents of textured stone, sculptural metal, and organic natural elements.

The Mob Museum’s Moonshine to be Available in Stores, Restaurants

For the first time, The Underground at The Mob Museum will make its house-distilled, corn-mash original Moonshine available for off-premise sales in Nevada in collaboration with distributor Johnson Brothers. Lee’s Liquor started carrying the moonshine in both 750-mL and 50-mL quantities at all 19 of its stores in October. The Museum’s Moonshine is crafted in The Underground in a custom-made artisan copper-pot still situated in the distillery. The system distills 100-percent corn-mash Moonshine, which is available at the speakeasy bar and for sale in The Underground.

Paula Abdul Celebrates Official Opening of New Residency

GRAMMY Award-winning singer and choreographer Paula Abdul recently celebrated the official opening of her headlining residency show, Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl at Flamingo Las Vegas. The dazzling production takes the audience on an intimate journey, as Abdul pulls the curtain back with never-before told stories from her humble beginnings as a performer and choreographer, to her meteoric rise in the entertainment industry. Throughout Paula’s 10 glitzy costume changes, Abdul thrills with spectacular visuals, choreography, humor and heartfelt showbiz anecdotes, reminding audiences why she is Forever Your Girl. Abdul collaborated with Emmy Award-winners Nappytabs on the show which features a cast of 10 dancers. The 90-minute production also showcases some of her global hits including “Straight Up,” “Opposites Attract,” “Cold Hearted” and of course, “Forever Your Girl.”

The Doobie Brothers Announce Las Vegas Residency at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

The Doobie Brothers have announced that their first Las Vegas residency, The Doobie Brothers Live in Las Vegas , presented by SiriusXM, is coming to The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas in 2020. The shows will be held on February 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. For over four decades, The Doobie Brothers have been known for delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll – all of which recently culminated in a nomination for the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Boasting one of the most loyal fan bases in music, selling more than 48 million albums, and winning four GRAMMY® Awards, The Doobie Brothers continue to write and record new material and tour the world.

Tulips by Jeff Koons Returns to Wynn Las Vegas

Wynn Las Vegas welcomes the return of Tulips by renowned artist Jeff Koons, now on public display in Wynn Plaza. The sculpture of balloon flowers was previously at Wynn Palace in Cotai, China for more than three years. Originally installed at Wynn Las Vegas from 2013 – 2016, the showpiece quickly became an icon of the Las Vegas art scene and a must-see for art lovers from around the world. Tulips was acquired in November 2012 for $33,682,500. The sculpture represents a bouquet of twisted balloon tulips fashioned in stainless steel, then plated in a vivid spectrum of color brought to a mirrored shine. The gleaming surfaces reflect both the viewer and the artwork itself, resulting in a kaleidoscope of infinite replications. Although the sculpture implies weightlessness it is paradoxically heavy, made from more than three tons of metal.

Rod Stewart Announces 2020 Las Vegas Residency Dates

Legendary Rockstar Rod Stewart will return to Las Vegas in 2020 for 16 shows of his acclaimed residency “Rod Stewart: The Hits.” presented in partnership by Caesars Entertainment and Live Nation Las Vegas, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. “Rod Stewart: The Hits.” will perform select dates from March 6 through Oct. 3, 2020. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has packed an arena-sized concert into an intimate concert experience that’s exclusive to Las Vegas audiences – with no seat more than 145 feet from his majestic stage. Featuring chart-topping hits spanning Stewart’s unparalleled over five-decade career including “You Wear It Well,” “Maggie May,” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy,” “The First Cut is the Deepest,” “Tonight’s the Night” and “Forever Young”, the high-energy show treats audiences to an intimate, concert celebration.

Downtown Grand adds Comedy Magic Show to The Spare Room

The Spare Room inside the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino announces the addition of Leslie Mckinney’s PRESTO! every Wednesday – Sunday at 6 p.m. Experience magic & mystery with a vintage Vegas flair as this comedy magic production, complete with showgirls, gives an all-ages audience a chance to experience grand illusions in an intimate setting. PRESTO! will join Don Barnhart’s Hypnomania (now at 7:30 pm) and Delirious Stand-up Comedy (9:00 pm) as The Spare Room’s resident shows.

Wynn Nightlife’s Art of the Wild Returns March 13 – 15, 2020

After much continued success, Wynn Nightlife’s three-day music experience, Art of the Wild, will return for its spring installment in March 2020! Catering to a more underground music scene, Wynn Nightlife, along with promotional partner, Framework, will continue to bring some of the most acclaimed artists in techno and house to transform the stages of award-winning venues, XS Nightclub, Encore Beach Club and Encore Beach Club at Night.

Lip Smacking Foodie Tours Introduces Las Vegas Arts District Tour

Lip Smacking Foodie Tours recently introduced a new itinerary to its roster – the eclectic Arts District Lip Smacking Tour. On this tour, guests will get a taste of the best the Arts District has to offer as they meet some of its most distinctive chefs. This experience escorts groups to up to four locations, with each restaurant presenting an array of distinctive dishes.

Courtesy Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Latest from Vegas – October 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – October 2019.

Aerosmith Announces 15 Additional Dates for Las Vegas Residency

Due to extraordinary demand, America’s all-time top-selling rock ‘n’ roll band, Aerosmith, has announced 15 additional dates through June 2020 for their Las Vegas residency AEROSMITH: DEUCES ARE WILD at Park Theater at Park MGM resort. Additionally, fans now have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to party on stage right alongside Aerosmith with the new “VIP ON-STAGE THX-PERIENCE” packages, which are now available for purchase for all shows. The package includes one on-stage seated or standing ticket, one pair of 1more THX-certified Triple Driver Headphones to keep, on-stage VIP bar access and entry access through a separate VIP entrance.

Plaza Hotel & Casino Officially Debuts New Luxe Rooms and Suites

Exemplifying the growth of downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino recently debuted its new Luxe guest rooms and suites. Downtown’s newest premium hotel accommodations feature redesigned floor plans paired with a variety of high-end décor, technology and energy efficiency upgrades. The $15 million renovation transformed more than 120 guest rooms on the top floors of the Plaza’s North Tower. Significant infrastructure changes were made to create the Luxe rooms that average 325 square feet. Adjoining doors were removed to offer more storage options with modern wardrobes, and 16 rooms were combined to create eight new suites. Every room has an Amazon Echo Dot in the alarm clock enabling guests to easily use Alexa commands to check the weather, play music and contact hotel staff for assistance, such as requesting housekeeping, reserving a pool cabana, or making dinner reservations at Oscar’s Steakhouse. The eight new Luxe suites also include a wet bar, and all Luxe rooms offer stunning mountain views or overlook the high energy activity of Fremont Street.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! Las Vegas Set to Take Over the Iconic Flamingo Las Vegas

All tea, no shade! Some of the most famous drag queens in the world are taking over the Las Vegas Strip when RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! hits the stage at Flamingo Las Vegas in early 2020. From the creative team behind the Emmy Award-winning series RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! will be the most sickening eleganza extravaganza in Las Vegas herstory. The revue is everything you love about the TV show and then some. Seven queens will be featured in each show from a rotating cast of Aquaria, Asia O’Hara, Coco Montrese, Derrick Barry, Eureka O’Hara, India Ferrah, Kahanna Montrese, Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Shannel and Yvie Oddly.

Las Vegas Aviators Led All Teams in Total and Average Attendance in 2019

The Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators led all teams in total attendance (650,934) and average attendance (9,299), while becoming the first team since 2015 to top the 650,000 mark in total attendance. The Aviators recorded 43 sellouts in their inaugural season in Las Vegas Ballpark. The Frisco RoughRiders (455,765) led the Double-A level for the 15th consecutive season, the Dayton Dragons (545,108) led the Class-A level and the Vancouver Canadians (235,980) topped the Short Season and Rookie level leagues. A total of 41,504,077 fans passed through the gates at Minor League Baseball games in 2019, marking the 15th consecutive season that Minor League Baseball’s 176 teams in 15 leagues drew more than 40 million fans. The increase of 1,053,740 fans over the 2018 attendance total was a 2.6% increase and marked Minor League Baseball’s largest year-over-year increase since the 2006–2007 seasons and marks the ninth-largest single season total in Minor League Baseball history. Average attendance across Minor League Baseball (4,044) was up 84 fans per game (2.1%) over 2018.

Wynn Las Vegas and Drake Announce OVO Pop-Up Boutique at Wynn Plaza

Wynn Las Vegas announces the opening of an October’s Very Own (OVO) pop-up boutique at Wynn Plaza. In celebration of Drake’s exclusive partnership with Wynn Las Vegas, the pop-up will run through mid-January, 2020. The 700-square-foot store opened during Drake’s recent performance at XS Nightclub. Wynn Las Vegas engaged in a comprehensive partnership with Drake earlier this year. In addition, Wynn Nightlife has been working to bring new and diverse formats into their already renowned roster of artists, and the opening of the OVO boutique is reflective of this exclusive commitment with him. OVO at Wynn Plaza will feature weekly drops debuting every Friday, including an exclusive OVO Wynn shop tee, OVO collaboration items, the staple OVO Essentials Collection and new in-line pieces from OVO Fall/Holiday 2019.

David Lee Roth ROCKS VEGAS! Residency at House of Blues Begins January 2020

David Lee Roth – front man and voice of Van Halen – is coming to Las Vegas. Toastmaster general of the immoral majority Diamond Dave is bringing the rock to the House of Blues Las Vegas with a residency beginning on Jan. 8, 10, and 11, and continues March 18, 20-21, 25, 27-28 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. David Lee Roth: ROCKS VEGAS will delight fans with an explosive two-guitar sound, bringing his long list of mega familiar hits to life that you’ve only heard on the radio till now. With a changing set of 26 instantly recognizable songs, including “Jump,” “Panama,” and “California Girls,” it is the sound of a generational prison break.

Caesars Entertainment Officially Relaunches The Colosseum

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace unveiled significant technical and design upgrades in early September. Upgrades include The Colosseum’s new state-of-the-art sound system, new moving light fixtures and high-definition LED video wall. While the newly reimagined landmark venue now features the latest in audio and lighting advancements, entirely refurbished seating, none of which is more than 145 feet from the stage, and the ability for flexible configurations through the city’s only automated lift seating system, the enhanced design of the venue still preserves the integrity, celebrated character and prestige of the iconic theater.

DLVEC Announces PRIDE Weekend Entertainment Lineup

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) is bringing the heat to this year’s PRIDE Festival on October 11-12 with exhilarating acts from Kiesza, Vassy and Cazwell as well as performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Manila Luzon and Bob The Drag Queen. The yearly celebration promises good eats, great music and an evening of entertainment hosted by Jennifer Warner, Drew Dixon, Edie and J.Son. The two-day event will also include entertainment by Inaya Day, DJ Rex Von Rex, DJ Jaydean, Dollface, Empire Records, Zumba Group, Joey Jay, Joey Suarez, Lady Q, Nick Ayler, Nikki Exotika and Sonora Mar Y Mar. In addition to the elaborate lineup, the event will also house: A delicious selection of food trucks; Pop-up drag shows with some of the country’s top performers; Over 100 vendors with PRIDE merchandise; An all-ages “Family Fun Zone”; An animal lovers’ pet parade; 18 and over “After Dark” celebrations.

Country’s Largest Collection of Mezcal and Tequila Now Available at Park MGM

Las Vegas is now home to the country’s most extensive collection of tequila and mezcal including agave-based spirits that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. In collaboration with James Beard Award-winning mezcal pioneer Bricia Lopez, Park MGM debuts Mama Rabbit Bar – a true Oaxacan experience featuring modern Mexican cocktails, live entertainment, a pop-surrealist art installation from Okuda San Miguel and more than 500 labels of tequila and mezcal.

Wynn Las Vegas Announces Free Valet Parking For All Guests

Wynn Las Vegas announces free valet parking at Wynn and Encore for all guests, without limitation, and without the need for validation. The new policy went into effect at midnight on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. In addition to free valet parking, self-parking remains free for all visitors at both Wynn and Encore self-park garages.

Christina Aguilera Announces 10 Additional Residency Dates

Christina Aguilera, multi-Platinum singer-songwriter, has announced ten additional dates through March 2020 for Christina Aguilera: The Xperience at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Designed exclusively for Zappos Theater and promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, Christina Aguilera: The Xperience is a multi-sensory immersive experience engaging the audience with enigmatic vocals, spectacular visuals and surprising scents. Christina brings her audience through a journey of her music, showcasing some of her global hits including “Genie in a Bottle,” “Beautiful,” “Dirrty” “Lady Marmalade” and “Ain’t No Other Man.” The new dates are set for December 2019 and February and March 2020.

Billy Idol Extends Vegas Residency at The Pearl Into 2020

Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation recently announced the extension of Billy Idol: Las Vegas Presented by SiriusXM. The announcement comes just as Idol prepares to return to The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort for the final 2019 performance dates. Billy Idol: Las Vegas has received numerous accolades since launching in 2019. The performances have featured material from throughout Idol’s career, from Idol’s days fronting the seminal British punk band Generation X to his hits the world has come to know and love, including “Rebel Yell,” “White Wedding,” “Dancing With Myself,” and many more. Billy Idol will be joined by his longtime guitarist Steve Stevens and the rest of the Billy Idol band. The new dates are set for March 2020.

Plaza Hotel & Casino to give away vintage coin operated slot and video poker machines in October

Paying homage to its vintage Vegas gambling roots, the Plaza Hotel & Casino will have two special casino contests to give away a dozen classic coin machines, including traditional slot, keno and video poker games, some of which are more than 25 years old. While the coin machines like Joker Poker, Deuces Wild and Catch the Heat have nostalgic popularity, they are not compatible with new slot technologies and cannot track points and play. The vintage machines have also become increasingly harder to maintain. As a result, the Plaza will be taking them out of service and giving them away as part of two casino promotions in October.

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition Launches Makeup Line

Devoted fans of The Hunger Games films from Lionsgate are now able to purchase themed makeup from The Hunger Games cosmetic line at The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, recently opened attraction at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Designed and developed by the manufacturer of LASplash Cosmetics, a Jon Davler, Inc. company, the masstige line was specifically created for entertainment and exhibition company, Cityneon Holdings Limited, and its subsidiary Victory Hill Exhibitions, the creative companies behind The Hunger Games: The Exhibition . All products are cruelty-free formulas developed and manufactured in Los Angeles and are currently available for purchase at The Hunger Games: The Exhibition, and will debut for sale online in time for the holiday shopping season.

Gwen Stefani Announces Final Dates for Headlining Residency

Multi-Platinum recording artist and global icon Gwen Stefani has announced the final 16 performance dates for her headlining residency, “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Designed exclusively for Zappos Theater and promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, the eye-popping spectacular celebrates the breadth of the star’s illustrious musical career with fan-favorite hits, including “Hollaback Girl,” “Sweet Escape” and “What You Waiting For.” Stefani’s residency returns to Las Vegas in October and November 2019. The final 16 performances are set for February and May 2020.

Magic Mike Live! Moves to Sahara Las Vegas in 2020

Magic Mike Live Las Vegas, which recently celebrated its 1,000th performance, will complete its celebrated introductory run at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Nov. 24, 2019, and re-open at SAHARA Las Vegas in Spring of 2020. Heralded as “the modern strip show we deserve” by USA TODAY and “the sizzling-hot (and surprisingly empowering!) show women deserve” by Pop Sugar, Magic Mike Live Las Vegas continues to receive rave reviews from fans and critics alike since opening in April 2017. Opening date, ticket on-sale and additional information will be announced in the months ahead.

Courtesy Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Latest from Vegas – September 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – September 2019.

Raiders, Allegiant Agree on Naming Rights Deal for Las Vegas Stadium

The Raiders and Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) recently announced an agreement for the naming rights to Las Vegas Stadium, the under-construction future home of the Raiders and UNLV football. This partnership with the Raiders presents a global branding opportunity for the Las Vegas-based company as Allegiant will have its name showcased on the 1.75 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art domed stadium that will also host many world-class major sports and entertainment events. Allegiant Stadium will also serve as site of the Las Vegas Bowl beginning in 2020, which will feature a Pac-12 football opponent versus either a Big Ten or SEC opponent, as well as the 2020 and 2021 Pac-12 Football Championship Game.

SAHARA Las Vegas Officially Debuts on the Las Vegas Strip

The former SLS Las Vegas will now operate under the resort’s original, iconic brand name – SAHARA Las Vegas. Since Alex Meruelo purchased the property in April of last year, significant strides have been made in transforming the resort experience. Completed renovations within the $150 million resort overhaul include an updated casino floor featuring the stylish 24-hour CASBAR Lounge and the recently unveiled Infinity premium gaming lounge, renovated hotel rooms, suites and corridors, an upgraded spa and a soon-to-debut new hotel lobby. Major updates to the resort exterior continue as remodeling of the main porte cochère began earlier this week while a full renovation of the resort’s main pool is slated for later this fall. Additional updates include a refresh and new paint color for the building’s exterior along with soon-to-be installed marquee signage and lettering signaling the name change.

Okuda San Miguel to Debut “Mother Natura” at Park MGM’s Mama Rabbit Bar in Las Vegas

Acclaimed Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel has partnered with Mama Rabbit Bar at Park MGM in Las Vegas to create “Mother Natura” – a project featuring the country’s first sculptural slot machines and an accompanying mural inspired by the legend of Mayahuel, the Mexican goddess of agave and fertility. Through his acclaimed Pop Surrealistic style, Okuda created a mural of goddess Mayahuel looking down upon a valley with agave, accompanied by three slot machines embedded in painted fiberglass sculptures. The machines, which each stand at over 12 feet tall, resemble a bunny and two deer.

FOREIGNER Headlining Las Vegas Residency Coming to The Venetian Resort

FOREIGNER will be taking over the Las Vegas Strip in 2020 with their exclusive headlining residency show at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas beginning Friday, Jan. 24 – Feb. 1 and continuing April 17-25, 2020. With ten multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million.

Las Vegas Aces Clinch Playoff Berth

The WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces recently clinched their first playoff berth since the 2014 season, when they were still the San Antonio Stars. Tickets for playoff games go on sale September 6, with Round 1 set to begin September 11.

OYO Hotels Partners with Highgate to Create Flagship OYO Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

OYO Hotels & Homes, the world’s third-largest and fastest-growing hotel chain, recently announced that it has partnered with Highgate to create its first key flagship property in Las Vegas, OYO’s first property in this lively city – OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Located near the corner of the famed Las Vegas Strip on Tropicana Ave., OYO Hotel & Casino provides 657 rooms across 19 floors and a 35,000 square-foot casino. This hotel was previously operated as Hooters Casino Hotel. Additional amenities include two signature restaurants, four bars, a fitness center, and an outdoor pool. The property will undergo an exciting transformation to be completed this year, which will bring the dynamic OYO brand to life in the most recognizable tourist destination in the world. Highgate will assume management of the hotel, and Paragon Gaming will continue to operate the casino.

Paris Las Vegas Celebrates 20 Years of “Oh Là Là”

Paris Las Vegas has been an iconic destination on the Las Vegas Strip since it opened nearly 20 years ago on Sept. 1, 1999. In addition to its authentic replicas of French landmarks and romantic atmosphere, much of the resort’s success is owed to its employees — more than 500 of which have worked at Paris Las Vegas since day one. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 1, guests are invited to experience the resort’s anniversary festivities that celebrate the continued success, spirit and sophistication of Paris Las Vegas.

Tickets to “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @The Neon Museum” Now on Sale

The Neon Museum announces tickets are now on sale for “Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum Presented by the Engelstad Foundation,” which will be on view Oct. 15 through Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily. Tickets will be priced at $30 for general admission to the Neon Boneyard and $24 for admission to the nighttime, projection-mapping spectacle “Brilliant!” No paired tickets or discounts will be offered for the duration of the exhibition.

Mondays Dark Celebrates Six Years at the Pearl Concert Theater on December 9

Charity and celebration go hand in hand at Las Vegas’ philanthropic event of the year, Mondays Dark. Raise a glass and celebrate their 6th Anniversary on Monday, Dec. 9 at the Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort. Guests are invited to enjoy a night of entertainment starring Vegas’ top entertainers and bid on luxurious live and silent auction items including art, show and concert tickets, dining packages, spa treatments, jewelry, and more. The celebration continues inside Greene St. Kitchen for the after party of a lifetime. Mondays Dark begins at 8 p.m. with doors at 7 p.m.

AREA15 Announces First Food & Beverage Experience, Oddwood

With a tall, twinkling LED weeping Japanese maple tree as its centerpiece and a bar bustling with approachable cocktails, coffee and more – AREA15 announces Oddwood, its first of many food and beverage experiences. Giving inspiration to its name, at the heart of Oddwood will be the ever-changing, nearly 23-foot-high Japanese maple tree built by Symmetry Labs. A dramatic 28-feet-long by 17-feet-wide canopy with more than 5,000 twinkling LED lights will create the romantic, enchanting vibe in the space. Representing a “lost forest where only odd, digital seeds remain,” Oddwood’s tree was designed to fit in with the daring and dynamic feel of AREA15’s SPINE, a vibrant and ever-changing public corridor running through the center of the complex and the first area the public sees upon arrival.

Construction Beam Hoisted at Las Vegas Convention Center

The tradesmen and tradeswomen working on the Las Vegas Convention Center District (LVCCD) Expansion project recently signed a commemorative “final” beam that was hoisted into the expansion project’s new 600,000-square-foot exhibit hall. The LVCCD program includes the 1.4 million-square-foot expansion project and the renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s existing 3.2 million square feet. The total budget for the LVCCD program is $1.475 billion. The raising of the beam in the new exhibit hall celebrated a significant milestone in the completion of the expansion project. In the fall, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will recognize the official “topping off” of the entire expansion project.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club Introduces Vicki Barbolak’s Trailer Park Tuesdays

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade is bringing a new brand of comedy to The Strip with Vicki Barbolak’s Trailer Park Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 24. With shows every Tuesday night beginning at 8 p.m., Vicki Barbolak’s Trailer Park Tuesdays will have audiences belly laughing along with her boisterous delivery and down-to-earth personality. Barbolak burst onto the national scene as a top-ten finalist on Season 13 of America’s Got Talent. Her comedy reflects life as Mom, her many marriages, and her love of the Southern California trailer park lifestyle.

Foxtail Pool at SLS Las Vegas now offering complimentary Saturday fitness classes

Start the weekend off right with Shred and Splash Saturdays at SLS Las Vegas®! The resort-casino is now offering complimentary fitness classes at its acclaimed Foxtail Pool, so guests never have to choose between maintaining their summer physiques and enjoying a day at the pool. The fitness classes, which take place from 8 to 9 a.m. every Saturday, also come with a variety of perks throughout the day for participants to enjoy. From Zumba and kickboxing to Pilates and yoga, patrons of all ages and fitness levels are invited to participate in the weekly 60-minute classes, which are taught by professional instructors. Each week, the first 25 guests will receive complimentary swag and all guests will receive a complimentary cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage upon completion of the class.

Las Vegas Legend Frank Marino Joins the Cast of Legends In Concert this Fall

For the first time in history, three Legends come together for an incredible engagement this fall. The longest-running headliner in Las Vegas history, Frank Marino, joins the longest-running production show, Legends in Concert in its legendary home at Tropicana Las Vegas. Starting September 11, audiences will enjoy the hilarious comedy of Las Vegas legend Frank Marino as he guest hosts Legends in Concert as comedic legend Joan Rivers. Frank Marino will be joined by a cast of sensational new tribute artists singing the biggest hits of recorded music. Fans will be taken into a “Bohemian Rhapsody” with Fernando Castro’s mesmerizing tribute to the one and only Freddie Mercury and the iconic catalogue of Queen; moved far from the “Shallow” with Tierney Allen’s breathtaking homage to Lady Gaga, and transported to the 80s with Jill Burke’s stunning recreation of Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield.”  Elvis also returns to the Legends in Concert Theater with hunk of “Burnin’ Love” Matt Lewis and his beloved portrayal of The King, Elvis Presley.

Get to Madame Tussauds Las Vegas for the Ultimate Tribute to Aaliyah

The Princess of R&B is getting the ultimate tribute this summer at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Got to Give it Up, Aaliyah is joining the rest of the ‘90s crew in Madame Tussauds’ throwback room for all of baby girl’s fans to pay homage to the Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number songstress. Launching Thursday, August 22 to the public, fans can go Back and Forth with Aaliyah as they jam and reminisce with the iconic singer at the famed attraction.

Fashion Show Las Vegas Showcases the Beauty of Nevada with Staircase Mural Installation

In partnership with local artist Michael Dodson and curator Patrick Duffy, Fashion Show Las Vegas – the area’s premier shopping, dining and experience venue – has debuted a larger than life three-dimensional mural on the northern Plaza staircase. The nature-inspired painted installation titled, ‘Be Kind to Bugs’ pays tribute to Nevada’s desert landscape. Located on the northern strip-side Plaza staircase near Neiman Marcus, the mural resembles the natural beauty of Nevada and boasts a vibrant desert landscape. The multi-dimensional mural showcases pulsating hues that shift gradually from one to another and feature desert tones of red, orange and yellow in honor of Red Rock Canyon. In addition, the delicate and rugged scenery is complemented by an array of cacti and flowers, plus a colorful arrangement of butterflies that dance through the air.

Tivoli Village to Rebrand as an Emerging Lifestyle Center in the Las Vegas Area this Fall

Tivoli Village is eager to invite guests to “rediscover” their lifestyle as a cutting-edge lineup of culinary hot spots, combined luxury design centers and wellness concepts, are set to arrive this fall. New additions set to unveil include: Hopnuts Brewery, El Dorado Cantina, KS Kitchen and Bath, Nick Alain’s flagship Las Vegas-based showroom, Esports Academy, and more.

Courtesy Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Latest from Vegas – August 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – August 2019.

Wynn Las Vegas Announces Partnership with Chef Thomas Keller

Wynn Las Vegas made a dramatic expansion to its culinary portfolio with the announcement of its partnership with acclaimed Chef Thomas Keller and his collection of restaurants that include famed Bouchon, The French Laundry, Per Se, The Surf Club Restaurant and TAK Room. Taking over the space previously occupied by The Country Club, the new venture is expected to open in the fall of 2020.

Leagues Cup Final to be Played in Las Vegas

Major League Soccer (MLS) and Liga MX recently announced Las Vegas will host the first-ever final of the new annual competition between the two top soccer leagues in North America, Leagues Cup, on Wednesday, September 18 at Sam Boyd Stadium. The event is being organized with the support of MGM Resorts and Las Vegas Events. On “The Road to Las Vegas,” the 2019 edition of Leagues Cup will feature four clubs from each league in an eight-team single-elimination tournament that launches with quarterfinals on July 23 and 24 at the stadiums of the MLS clubs. The semifinals will be August 20 at venues to be determined based on quarterfinal results.

MGM Resorts Announces Japanese Artist Yasuaki Onishi as Upcoming Exhibitor

MGM Resorts continues its celebration of Japanese art, introducing renowned artist Yasuaki Onishi at Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) and the Artist Studio at Bellagio. On August 12, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art will unveil Permeating Landscape, a solo exhibition by Onishi featuring two large-scale installations that reinterpret the principle elements of sculpture including mass, volume, motion and shape. In September 2019, in conjunction with his BGFA exhibit, Onishi will begin creating a new sculpture at the Artist Studio using locally sourced materials and his unique adaptation of traditional metalwork and casting techniques.

Binion’s Celebrates Opening of Hotel Apache

Binion’s Gambling Hall is proud to announce the opening of Hotel Apache. The boutique hotel features 81 rooms with vintage-style furnishings reminiscent of the original Hotel Apache that opened in 1932. Hotel Apache at Binion’s Gambling Hall is inspired by the rich history of the property that captures the essence of Las Vegas’ storied past. Located in the heart of the Fremont Street Experience, in downtown Las Vegas, Hotel Apache’s vintage character is evidenced in its location, and 1932 original architecture. Guests of Hotel Apache will be able to check in at the original registration desk located on the casino floor. They can then take the first electronic elevator in the city of Las Vegas to their hotel room. The property also has a long history of eerie occurrences that will appeal to many and was recently featured in Season 16, Episode 3 of “Ghost Adventures” on the Travel Channel.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club Welcomes Luenell for Limited Engagement

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade announced its first-ever limited engagement beginning Aug. 4 with comedian, actress, and entertainment industry veteran, Luenell. The eight-show engagement runs Sunday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 29. Shows are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Luenell’s hot and hilarious limited engagement is the newest addition to the club’s growing list of programming initiatives – these additional shows will not affect the regularly scheduled headlining acts each Thursday – Sunday at 8 p.m. with additional shows at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Trustworthy Brewing Co. & BBQ Now Brewing at The Palazzo

Trustworthy Brewing Co. & BBQ is now open daily from 5-11 p.m. at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Palazzo. As the only brewery on the Las Vegas Strip to focus on artisanal small batch craft beers, Trustworthy Brewing Co. & BBQ is pouring award-winning West Coast-inspired beers brewed on site as well as from their Burbank brewery, along with a full bar. Executive Chef Lloyd Bansil’s menu complements the beer with a selection of smoked meats and barbecue dishes.

Strut & Fret Presents BLANC de BLANC Opening at SLS Las Vegas

International cabaret sensation BLANC de BLANC will make its debut on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, Friday, Aug. 16. The acclaimed production, which blends vintage glamour and high-end spectacle with theatre, circus, and aerial performances, will perform at SLS Las Vegas – which will be re-branded as the new SAHARA Las Vegas in Fall 2019. Tickets for the show are now on sale. BLANC de BLANC is the Vegas debut of Strut & Fret Production House, one of Australia’s preeminent theatre and major events companies. This award-winning production plunges audiences into a world of overflowing champagne bottles, sparkles and glamour leaving every spectator breathless with delight.

Comedy Works bringing nationally acclaimed stand-up comedians to the Plaza Hotel & Casino

Longstanding comedy club and entertainment company, The Comedy Works, will bring nationally acclaimed stand-up comedians and up-and-coming talent to the classic showroom at the Plaza Hotel & Casino Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights beginning Thursday, Sept. 12. Nationally known comedians will take the stage in the Plaza’s beautiful, classic Vegas showroom featuring red velvet booth seating, a brand new digital QSC sound system, full bars and table cocktail service. The Comedy Works at the Plaza lineup includes many well-known comedians including Tim Meadows, Jamie Kennedy and Lisa Lampanelli.

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches Debuts Its First Las Vegas Location at Fashion Show Las Vegas

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, the wildly popular, cult favorite among sandwich lovers, has debuted its first Las Vegas location. The store is located along The Strip within Fashion Show Las Vegas. The brand-new Las Vegas location introduces the inaugural High Roller Menu at Ike’s Love & Sandwiches with three decadent sandwiches, all of which feature American Wagyu Roast Beef by Snake River Farms, Sliced Prime Rib by Lowers, Gossner Farms Provolone and Ike’s White Truffle Dirty Sauce.

Wynn Golf Club Returns to Wynn Las Vegas On October 11

Wynn Las Vegas invites golfers to experience the anticipated return of the Wynn Golf Club and be among the first to play the new Tom Fazio golf course. The 18-hole championship course debuts on Friday, October 11 with a dramatically reimagined topography from the opening drive to the final putt. Guests can begin reserving tee times on Saturday, July 13. Golf icon and course designer Tom Fazio, assisted by his son Logan, crafted a landscape of significant elevation changes set against water features and mature trees that are unique to desert golf. The only course connected to a resort on the Las Vegas Strip, the new Wynn Golf Club sits on the historic site of the Desert Inn Golf Club, a legendary venue for celebrity and pro tour golf dating back to the 1950s.

Happy Place to Open this Summer at Mandalay Bay

Happy debuts its Las Vegas residency at Mandalay Bay. HAPPY PLACE, an interactive, immersive pop-up exhibit with larger-than-life installations and multi-sensory themed rooms, will debut it newest location at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino opening Friday, Aug. 23. On a mission to spread happiness across the world, “the most Instagrammable pop-up in America” (Urban Daddy) has helped more than half a million people “find their happy” while exploring 12 vibrant rooms. HAPPY PLACE features 15,000 square feet of playful spaces and cheerful moments including a Super Bloom room filled with 40,000 handmade gold flowers for the perfect photogenic floral backdrop, an Upside Down room that defies gravity and bends reality and more.

Mongolian Gers Overlooking Camel Safari Debut

Camp under starlit skies in the comfort of the amazing Camel Safari. Authentic Mongolian Gers (yurts) can be found alongside a herd of more than 30 Bactrian and Dromedary camels and a variety of other exotic animals (like Ambien the sloth and Thorn the porcupine). While a ger rental does not include a tour of Camel Safari, tours can be booked. The Camel Safari is located approximately 75 minutes from downtown Las Vegas and an hour from St. George, Utah, situated between the picturesque Virgin River and the mesas of the Great Basin, sporting spectacular views of the Virgin Mountains. Gers can accommodate 2, 3 or 4 guests comfortably.

ICEBAR to Open at The LINQ Promenade in November

ICEBAR, a brand-new project created by Noel Bowman of Minus5 Ice Experience, will open this November at The LINQ Promenade. Replacing Sprinkles Cupcakes next to the Promenade’s fountain, ICEBAR will offer the unforgettable frozen ambience and frosty cocktails familiar to fans of Minus5, while also featuring new, immersive features such as dynamic projection mapping.

New Chocolate Tour in Las Vegas

Explore the sweet side of the city with a Vegas Chocolate Tour. Learn the history of chocolate on this 4-hour tasting tour while sampling delicacies from world-renowned chocolate brands, go behind the scenes of chocolate making at Vegas’ own Ethel M Chocolate Factory, skip to the front of the line for a photo opportunity next to the famous “Welcome to Vegas” sign and print your own message on the iconic M&M’s candies at M&M World. Tours take place Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 9 am to 1:30 pm.

The Venetian Resort Unveils a New Luxurious Pool Scene

The Venetian® Resort recently announced a dramatic redesign of its pool deck, setting a new standard in luxury and extraordinary experiences in Las Vegas. Conveniently located within The Venetian hotel tower, the new pool deck takes design cues from the Italian Riviera, including sculptural art pieces and quaint gardens, to provide the worldly look and feel of a European escape. The addition of 10 well-appointed premium poolside cabanas provide over-the-top amenities, some of which feature private plunge pools, reflecting the needs of the resort’s most discerning guests.

Chosun Hwaro & Nara Teppan Bring Largest Korean BBQ and Teppan Experience to Las Vegas

Chosun Hwaro & Nara Teppan, the first authentic Korean BBQ experience on the Las Vegas Strip and the largest in the state of Nevada, recently opened. This is the first U.S. restaurant from parent company Ebadom. The restauranteurs bring more than 20 years of experience and operate more than 200 world-class dining destinations in Korea, China and beyond. Chosun Hwaro & Nara Teppan grills and teppanyaki tables fire up inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.

Pac-12 Football Championship Game to be Hosted in Las Vegas in 2020 and 2021

The Pac-12 Conference recently announced that the 2020 and 2021 host site for the Pac-12 Football Championship Game, presented by 76®, will be in Las Vegas at the new home of the Raiders, one of the National Football League’s most state-of-the-art venues. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott made the announcement during the 2019 Pac-12 Football Media Day in partnership with Las Vegas Stadium and the Raiders, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and MGM Resorts International.

The Neon Museum Launches App for General Admission Visitors

The Neon Museum has launched a web-based app for use by general admission visitors, enabling them to learn about select signs housed in the Boneyard outdoor exhibition space. Anyone with a smartphone data plan can access the app, which requires a password obtained onsite. Its interpretive information is currently available in English; a Spanish-language version will launch soon. Comprising photos, text and audio narration, the museum’s app spotlights 25 of the collection’s most popular artifacts.

The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod Introduces New Observation Deck, 108 Drinks and 108 Eats by James Trees

The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod has debuted a complete remodel of the iconic tower’s indoor/outdoor Observation Deck on the 108th and 109th floors, which includes the new 108 Drinks and 108 Eats by James Trees. Located in the SkyPod at more than 1,000 feet high, the Observation Deck offers 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip. The 108th floor of the Observation Deck is indoors, with floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the entire 360-degree circumference. Food, beverage and retail offerings can be found on the 108th floor, including 108 Eats by James Trees, serving gourmet bites, homemade ice cream and sandwiches; and 108 Drinks, featuring craft cocktails and comfortable bar and lounge seating. The 108th floor also serves as the jumping off point for SkyJump, a controlled descent from 855 feet high; as well as a new box office for the thrill rides; and Exhilarate 108, a retail store for souvenirs and novelty items.

Showgirl Bootcamp Now Open at Saxe Theater – Planet Hollywood

A team of professional showgirls has launched Showgirl Bootcamp Experience inside Saxe Theater at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The 2-hour workshop teaches participants how to walk, look and move like a real showgirl. Showgirls-in-training enjoy a cotton candy champagne toast before heading off to makeup stations where their magical transformations begin. While instructors demonstrate cosmetic tricks of the trade, they share stories of life in the limelight as showgirls, choreographers and directors. Once trainees are done-up and dazzling, they take center stage for a lesson on how to carry themselves with the style and sophistication of a showgirl before posing for photos wearing authentic Vegas headdresses.

Courtesy Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Latest from Vegas – July 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – July 2019.

Iconic Strip Resort Unveils New Name SAHARA Las Vegas

Thursday, June 27 marked the dawn of a new era in the evolution of Las Vegas as businessman Alex Meruelo unveiled the return of SAHARA to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. In a city known for over-the-top spectacle, Meruelo upped the ante with a dramatic announcement event revealing the resort name in a bold display of modern engineering. In a first for Las Vegas, the custom-made production featured a dynamic Intel® Shooting Star TM drone light show, 3D projection mapping and dazzling pyrotechnics display – paving the way for the distinctive return of an icon.

Global Icon Shania Twain Announces Headlining Las Vegas Residency

One of music’s most renowned trailblazers and the top-selling female country artist of all-time, Shania Twain, is returning to the Las Vegas Strip with Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Vegas Residency, opening at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Shania will serve as creative director for her new Las Vegas show, combining her three decade-long career with inspiration from her iconic videos and elements from her 2018 sold out global NOW tour. This country rebel at heart will push the boundaries in Vegas, just as she always has done, taking fans on a journey of nostalgia and blowing them away with outside-the-box concepts and visual spectacles. Tickets go on sale to the public starting Friday, June 21, 2019.

T-Mobile Arena Tours Now Available July and August 2019

Guests can purchase T-Mobile Arena Tours for a 60-minute, behind-the-scenes guided experience through the No. 1 venue on Billboard Magazine’s 2018 Arena Power List and home of the city’s first professional sports team, the Vegas Golden Knights. Ranging from the stage to the cage, T-Mobile Arena is known for hosting more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and a variety of special events. T-Mobile Arena Tours feature multiple locations throughout the 20,000-seat venue guests may have never seen before while attending an event.

Trip to Strip Debuts in Las Vegas

Trip to Strip – the new, affordable, on-demand rideshare service specifically for small groups that is now serving the hotels along Las Vegas’ resort corridor. Never charging surge prices, Trip to Strip is an affordable option, especially for visitors to Vegas traveling in groups for conventions, meetings, weddings, or birthday and bacherlor(ette) parties. Trip to Strip provides a luxury ride via a limousine-style interior without premium prices. Vehicles offer various amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, USB charging ports, ample luggage space and the option to travel with beverages in closed containers. Wheelchair accessible vehicles are also available. Able to carry up to 11 passengers, Trip to Strip is perfect for small groups wanting to affordably travel together anywhere from downtown Las Vegas to the M Resort, including the resort corridor, Las Vegas Convention Center and McCarran International Airport. It is a new transportation option that reflects changing consumer preferences and will further enhance the Las Vegas guest experience.

Circa Sports Continues Downtown Las Vegas Growth at the D Las Vegas

Building off the thrilling Circa Sports debut at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino earlier this month, Las Vegas casino owner and developer Derek Stevens has officially unveiled the betting brand’s newest book at the D Las Vegas. Providing guests with an elevated entertainment experience, the updated sportsbook at the D features a social setting created with fans in mind. Expansive TV screens offer spectators unparalleled viewing options, while bar-top table games and self-service kiosks make betting easier than ever. Designed by MOSER Architecture Studio, the sportsbook at the D Las Vegas features nods to the D’s coveted Vue Bar, which underwent a massive renovation in preparation for the new book. Several characteristics from the previous Vue Bar have been highlighted in the new location, with a special emphasis on marrying the bar’s classic aesthetics with Stevens’ modernized gaming venture.

JADE Asian Kitchen & Noodles Debuts at JW Marriott Las Vegas

A new Asian restaurant debuts in the Southwest as Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles opens its doors this June, bringing a new level of upscale cuisine to the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. The opening of Jade Asian Kitchen & Noodles, part of the resort’s 20th anniversary fanfare and renovation, signifies the ongoing commitment to culinary projects at the Summerlin resort.  The restaurant is open daily for dinner and Fri.-Sun. for lunch (select menus).

Flights to Make Landing on Las Vegas Strip at Miracle Mile Shops

Captain speaking! All systems are a-go and ready for take-off. FLIGHTS, a tapas-style restaurant with an incredible cocktail program, will debut its fifth location, and first outside of California on the Las Vegas Strip at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in July 2019. FLIGHTS is an aviation-themed eatery featuring a one-of-a-kind cocktail experience and tapas-style comfort food from corporate executive chef, Kyle Kingrey. Featuring servers wearing custom, in-flight uniforms, food and beverage options are served as a trio, or a “flight,” for patrons to get a taste of the restaurant’s variety of offerings.

Sixth+Mill Ristorante, Pizzeria & Bar Coming to The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

sixth + mill, the popular pizzeria and bar in Downtown Los Angeles from FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup is opening its second location at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Slated to open September 2019 in the Grand Canal Shoppes, the Southern Italian inspired concept will offer a menu including Neapolitan-style pizzas, pastas, seasonal plates, all specially curated to reflect early memories in the kitchen from Chef Angelo Auriana’s childhood in Italy.

Music Legend Dionne Warwick Returns to the Las Vegas Strip

After a successful run at Jubilee Theater at Bally’s Las Vegas, six-time Grammy Award-winning musical icon, Dionne Warwick, returns to The Strip in September 2019 with her limited engagement “An Evening With Dionne Warwick,” at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace. Honored with this year’s Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Warwick will take audiences on an intimate musical journey with her multitude of hit songs that have made her one of the highest charted female singers of all time.

Santa Fe Station Welcomes Authentic Mexican Restaurant Leticia’s Cocina & Cantina

Mexican-inspired restaurant Leticia’s Cocina & Cantina at Santa Fe Station is now open, serving up authentic flavors of Mexico from many different regions like Mexico City, Puebla, Guadalajara, and the Mayan Peninsula. Following in the footsteps of its sister location located inside Fiesta Henderson, guests can enjoy flavorful farm-to-table dishes, house made tortillas and sauces, entrees, tacos, burritos, sopas, ensaladas, Chef Specials and more. Chef Leticia Mitchell’s story began in Mexico with her mother teaching her how to cook with their own family recipes. Today, Leticia continues to use those family culinary secrets in all the dishes offered in her restaurants. Delivering real flavors of Mexico from various regions, Leticia prides herself in her ability to make any dish taste like home.

Internationally renowned magician Hans Klok takes over Las Vegas with New Production

Featuring more than 50 electrifying illusions packed into a 70-minute Las Vegas extravaganza, internationally renowned magician Hans Klok brings his award-winning, world-class magic to Excalibur Hotel & Casino with his new production, Hans Klok: The World’s Fastest Magician. In a new, state-of-the-art, immersive showroom, Klok will suspend his fans’ belief of reality. Show-goers will be mesmerized in this family-friendly, fun-for-all-ages, magical adventure, beginning Monday, July 29, 2019.

The Magic of Jen Kramer Westgate Residency Extended

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will continue to be the home of “The Magic of Jen Kramer” for another two years. The residency extension was announced at a special one year anniversary performance and cocktail reception at the Westgate Las Vegas. Jen Kramer is currently the only female-headlining magician in Las Vegas and her show continues to dazzle guests from all over the world with her mind-boggling mentalism, comedy and audience participation. Jen Kramer turns the impossible into the impossible-to-ignore, wowing audiences with her contagious smile and world-class sleight-of-hand.

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Launches First-Ever Showroom Featuring Two Shows

Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino recently welcomed the newest comedy showroom to hit Downtown Las Vegas, The Spare Room, featuring live comedy weekly with Don Barnhart’s Hypnomania and Delirious Stand-up Comedy. The Spare Room represents the first-ever showroom in the near 6-year history of the property and features two shows so funny you’ll lose your mind every Wednesday-Sunday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Located on the ground floor of the hotel near the Art Bar, the new showroom will provide an intimate comedic experience for locals and tourists alike. Complete with a full bar and maximum seating of less than 100, each ticket aims to offer guests the best seat in the house and a laughably casual environment perfect for any night out in Downtown Las Vegas.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club Officially Launches at The LINQ Promenade

The newest chapter of comedy on the Las Vegas Strip has begun. In partnership with Caesars Entertainment, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade was officially launched in June. Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club captures the spirit of classic Vegas with late night shows, surprise guests, high-end casual cuisine and memorabilia. The club will showcase comedians ranging from household names to up-and-coming talent curated by Kimmel and his team in a venue specifically designed by Jimmy. The dual-level 8,000 square-foot venue has an expandable showroom that seats up to 300 guests.

Courtesy Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Latest from Vegas – June 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – June 2019.

Neon Museum Announces Neon2020 Expansion Plan

The Neon Museum recently announced the next phase of development: Neon2020. The centerpiece of this project involves the acquisition of the shuttered Reed Whipple Cultural Center, which sits directly across Las Vegas Boulevard from the Neon Boneyard. This 32,000-square-foot addition doubles the size of the museum’s presence on Las Vegas Boulevard and will provide space for an indoor gallery, storage space for its ever-growing collection of vintage Las Vegas signs, as well as space for classrooms and future administrative offices. Remodeling will commence this summer and the first phase of completion is slated for first quarter of 2020. The building will be named Ne10, representing neon’s chemical symbol, Ne, and atomic number, 10. A second component of the project will see the Neon Boneyard expanded upward, taking shape as a 30-foot-high grid structure on its northern end. With ground space at a premium in and around the Boneyard, this grid will allow the museum to display more signs above the ground. Electrified signs slated for exhibition on this grid include the Las Vegas Club, Binion’s and other classic designs.

Celestia to debut at The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod

Celestia, an all-new, one-of-a-kind immersive production experience, will debut at The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod with a grand opening set for Wednesday, June 5. Produced by Intrigue Shows, this tour de force of acrobatics, technology, artistry and imagination will perform eight shows a week in a unique 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art theatrical tent located along the Las Vegas Strip.

Mariah Carey Announces Return of “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

Mariah Carey, the iconic chanteuse and best-selling female artist of all time with over 200 million records sold, has announced that she will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace this November with her acclaimed Christmas concert series “All I Want For Christmas Is You” for five dates from Nov. 22 through Nov. 30, 2019. Additionally, Mariah has announced six new dates from Feb. 14 through Feb. 29, 2020 for her headlining Las Vegas residency, “The Butterfly Returns” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Wynn Las Vegas to Debut Contemporary Mexican Restaurant

Wynn Las Vegas will expand its culinary offerings with the unveiling of a new contemporary Mexican restaurant in an exclusive partnership with Enrique Olvera, Daniela Soto-Innes, and Santiago Perez, the team behind acclaimed restaurants Cosme and Atla in New York City and Damian, which will debut later this year in Los Angeles. Enrique Olvera, internationally lauded chef and owner of the celebrated fine dining restaurant Pujol in Mexico City and author of cookbooks including the best-selling Tu Casa Mi Casa , will partner with Daniela Soto-Innes, recent recipient of elit™ Vodka World’s Best Female Chef and Santiago Perez, investment banker turned passionate restaurateur. The award-winning team will create a highly anticipated restaurant that combines authentic Mexican flavors, exceptional service and a high-energy social atmosphere, making it the perfect addition to Wynn’s extensive dining portfolio.

Terry Bradshaw Returns to Las Vegas with “The Terry Bradshaw Show”

Legendary professional football player and iconic entertainer Terry Bradshaw will return to the Las Vegas Strip with “The Terry Bradshaw Show,” a limited engagement at Luxor Hotel and Casino August 1 – 4. Bradshaw will bring his endearing personality and charisma to the Atrium Showroom with a 70-minute production that chronicles his life’s journey through comedy, music and storytelling. Joining Bradshaw on stage are bombshell vocalists Lorena Peril and Anne Martinez, both headliners from the award-winning Las Vegas Strip revue, FANTASY.

Lee Canyon Announces Major Transformation with New Hillside Lodge

Lee Canyon, Southern Nevada’s premier year-round destination and a POWDR company, recently announced it will build a new 10,000-square-foot Hillside Lodge that will transform the year-round guest experience at the resort. The two-story building is designed with a modern feel and considers the environment and guest experience by offering indoor and outdoor spaces with sweeping views of Lee Canyon. The Hillside Lodge will boast outdoor heated terrace and patio dining spaces, a ski-in, ski-out bar for Vegas’ best après, a bistro with reimagined food and beverage options, a grill for everyday resort fare, and expanded restroom facilities that will cover every adventure need. The new Hillside Lodge will also include event space for meetings, special events and weddings, and is expected to open in December 2019.

“Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl” Announces Dates at Flamingo Las Vegas

Singer, dancer, choreographer and pop legend Paula Abdul will headline her new Las Vegas residency “Paula Abdul: Forever Your Girl” at Flamingo Las Vegas beginning Aug. 13, 2019. The remarkable multimedia experience will highlight Abdul’s incomparable career through song, dance and stories of her three-decade career ride atop the charts and entertaining millions of fans worldwide. She will sing and dance her way through her biggest hits and even reveal some behind the scenes fun during American Idol.

CASBAR Lounge Now Open at SLS Las Vegas

The $100 million transformation of SLS Las Vegas continues as the resort unveils the elegantly-appointed CASBAR, a stylish 24-hour lounge featuring craft cocktails and inviting seating areas perfect for assessing the action from the casino floor. Offering both airy spaces for socializing in large crowds, as well as intimate nooks for candid conversations, CASBAR creates an elevated lounge experience capable of accommodating an array of tastes and needs. A selection of reds, whites and bubbles complement the generous range of craft cocktails specially designed for CASBAR by the resort’s award-winning beverage team.

Other Mama Hospitality Debuts Hatsumi in Downtown Las Vegas

Executive Chef and Owner Dan Krohmer of Other Mama Hospitality has officially opened the doors to his newest restaurant concept, Hatsumi, in Downtown Las Vegas. Located in the heart of the ever-evolving Fremont East District and within the recently revitalized Fergusons Downtown market square, Hatsumi has already established itself as one of the city’s most exciting new restaurant openings of 2019.

Integrated & Experiential Bar, Re:Match, Now Open at The LINQ Experience + Casino

The latest evolution of gaming and entertainment is set to debut with the opening of Re:Match at The LINQ Hotel + Experience. Enhancing the traditional casino lounge and bar experience, Re:Match features an indoor/outdoor setting directly on the famed Las Vegas Strip and is designed for guests to engage and interact with the environment. With 27 touch screens that create a cohesive underwater world, and interactive games, Re:Match is a first-of-its-kind marvel.

First Live Action Thriller by Cirque du Soleil to Premier at Luxor

Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is excited to announce R.U.N – a groundbreaking new show and the entertainment group’s first live action thriller, premiering at Luxor this fall. R.U.N is an unprecedented entertainment experience, using live action performance, cutting-edge technology and multimedia to explore the world of stunts. Audiences will be plunged into a sensory experience where special effects collide with human performance, pushing viewers to the edge of their seats. Chapter by chapter, guests will be taken through a gritty, cinematic story featuring bold, rebellious and fearless characters. The show will follow two clans in an adrenaline-filled adventure where a striking bride leads a series of fast-paced chases, combat and stunts through the fictional dark underground of Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Book Festival Returns October 19

The Las Vegas Book Festival (LVBF) returns to downtown Las Vegas Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The annual festival is free and open to all ages. As Nevada’s largest literary event, the LVBF is a celebration of the written, spoken and illustrated word. It will celebrate its 18th year with well-known authors, programming for readers of all ages, poetry, workshops, music, exhibits, panel discussions and more.

True Food Kitchen Opening at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace Spring 2020

Globally recognized as the premier destination for luxury shopping and dining, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace will further enhance its culinary offerings with the addition of True Food Kitchen, the award-winning seasonally-inspired restaurant and bar that has pioneered healthy-driven dining. True Food will also open a first-of-its-kind “True Bar” adjacent to the restaurant in the distinctive Reflecting Pool area. True Food Kitchen is set to open in Spring 2020 on the Street Level of The Forum Shops near the iconic Spiral Escalator. Founded in 2008, True Food Kitchen has received national recognition as a culinary leader, with a health-driven menu of seasonal dishes and natural beverages guided by the principles of founder Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid.

AREA15 Las Vegas Signs Mixed Reality Experience: Nomadic

AREA15, the experiential retail and entertainment complex offering live events, immersive activations, art installations and much more, announces a new tenant: the premier mixed reality (MR) experience, Nomadic. Founded by veterans of the film, gaming, and retail sectors, Nomadic blurs the line between ‘virtual’ and ‘reality’ by creating video-game-like experiences guests can physically engage with as they step into the action. These unique experiences incorporate physical props, set design and environmental effects into story-driven VR content. Nomadic will occupy 6,000 total square feet of the 200,000-square-foot complex and will be located near AREA15’s anchor tenant, the art collaborative Meow Wolf.

“America’s Got Talent” Finalist Samuel J. Comroe to Debut Residency at The STRAT

Starting Monday, July 8, Samuel J. Comroe will headline a stand-up comedy residency inside the L.A. Comedy Club at The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod. A top four-winner on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Comroe will perform his routine live at 6 p.m. every Monday through Wednesday. Comroe’s career leaped from the stage to the screen during his television debut on popular comedian Conan O’Brien’s cable show, “Conan,” as well as an appearance on BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood” with Kevin Hart. Comroe has won two high-profile comedy competitions, Ricky Gervais’ “Just Sayin’ App” contest and The San Francisco Comedy Competition. Popular for the tagline, “I’ve got 99 problems, but a twitch ain’t one,” Comroe spotlights his life with Tourette Syndrome with relatable and comical impressions in his routine, aimed to help break down stereotypes.

Vegas Superkarts Officially Launches

Vegas Superkarts (VSK) by Exotics Racing is the brand-new go-kart attraction, offering a true racing experience. Las Vegas locals, families and visitors can drive the new fleet of 4-stroke, gas-powered Sodikart SR5 270 CCs on the city’s longest, widest and fastest outdoor go-kart racetrack.

Caesars Entertainment and Producers Prep Sharp Dressed Man Narrative Musical

Caesars Entertainment’s team led by Michael Gruber and Jason Gastwirth along with lead producers Carl Stubner and Prem Akkaraju are developing Sharp Dressed Man, a rock musical featuring ZZ Top hits. The show is expected to open in 2020 in Las Vegas and will include ZZ Top members, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, as executive producers. Sharp Dressed Man is an outrageous, bawdy musical romp about a Lone Star auto mechanic who becomes a modern-day Robin Hood, stealing hearts — and car parts — with the help of his merry band of beer drinkers and hell raisers. Featuring ZZ Top’s most beloved songs including “Legs,” “La Grange,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’” and “Cheap Sunglasses,” Sharp Dressed Man is a rock musical with a wicked sense of humor and a heart as big as Texas.

Courtesy Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Latest from Vegas – May 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – May 2019.

Sting: My Songs the Las Vegas Residency coming to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace

The Cherrytree Music Company, Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment announce that 17-time GRAMMY Award winning musician Sting will headline a Las Vegas residency, “My Songs,” set to open at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Friday, May 22, 2020. The show will present a compendium of Sting’s songs with dynamic, visual references to some of his most iconic videos and inspirations.

Circa Sports to Debut in Downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas casino owner and developer Derek Stevens will blaze a new trail in the gaming industry with the introduction of Circa Sports, a new sportsbook venture that will debut in Downtown Las Vegas this year. Its first location – a sportsbook at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino – will open on June 1. Combining Stevens’ customer-first approach to business with a team of the country’s top oddsmakers – led by Sportsbooks Director Matt Metcalf, who introduced Westgate’s SuperBook – Circa Sports will feature one of the most competitive wagering menus in Las Vegas and establish itself as a leader in the city for sports futures. Following the launch at Golden Gate, Circa Sports will introduce a satellite program at the D Las Vegas in late June 2019, paving the road for the highly anticipated multi-level, stadium-style sportsbook that will debut at Circa Resort & Casino in December 2020. While all different in size and scope, each Circa Sports location will be helmed by a best-in-class team and deliver an experience that appeals to all bettors, from professionals to novices, with a focus on strong customer service.

Bricia Lopez and Park MGM to Bring Oaxacan Flavor to Las Vegas with Mama Rabbit Bar

James Beard Award-winner Bricia Lopez, lovingly dubbed a “Oaxacan Princess” by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jonathan Gold, has joined forces with Park MGM to celebrate the culture and spirit of Oaxaca – the birthplace of mezcal – with the debut of Mama Rabbit Bar in late July. Fusing the dynamic atmosphere of a Mexican taverna with the intimate and sexy allure of a speakeasy, Mama Rabbit will become Las Vegas’ definitive mezcal-and-tequila destination. Lively music will capture the state of Oaxaca’s electric energy while a bold and bright art program pays homage to the region’s famously vibrant art scene. Mama Rabbit will feature Las Vegas’ largest collection of tequila and mezcal, highlighting a wide range of Mexican flavors. Anything but reserved, Mama Rabbit will be a feast for the senses.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club Opens Featuring a Stellar Lineup of Comedians

The newest chapter of comedy on the Las Vegas Strip begins. In partnership with Caesars Entertainment, Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club at The LINQ Promenade has announced its opening lineup of featured comedians beginning May 2. With the bar open daily at 4 p.m., Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club will showcase comedic performances Thursday to Sunday at 8 p.m. with additional shows at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club aims to capture the spirit of classic Vegas with late night shows, surprise guests, high-end casual cuisine and memorabilia. The club will showcase comedians ranging from household names to up-and-coming talent curated by Kimmel and his team in a venue specifically designed by Jimmy. The dual-level 8,000 square-foot venue has an expandable showroom that seats up to 300 guests.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp is in session this June

Just when you thought summer in Las Vegas couldn’t get any hotter, Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp celebrates its 25th anniversary with a return to the destination featuring special guest headliners Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) and Lou Gramm (Foreigner) June 27 – 30, 2019 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for the ultimate rock star experience. Campers will be placed into bands led by rock star counselors where they will receive personal instruction, participate in jam sessions and Q&As, and attend Master Classes by Joe Perry, Vince Neil and Lou Gramm, culminating in a live performance with Gramm at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sat., June 29.

Journey the Las Vegas Residency Coming to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

One of the world’s greatest rock bands, Journey, is taking over the Las Vegas Strip this fall with a limited engagement inside The Colosseum at Caesars Palace October 9 – 26, 2019. The nine performances are: October 2019: 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25 and 26.

Golden Entertainment, Inc., Brings Craft Beer Expertise and Craft Cocktails to The STRAT

The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod has something fresh on tap with the openings of BLVD & MAIN Taphouse and View Lounge on the main casino floor next to the new, state-of-the-art William Hill Sports Book. Located just steps from the main entrance, BLVD & MAIN and View Lounge are now open daily for lunch and dinner. The 6,000+-square-foot BLVD & MAIN combines craft beer and elevated pub cuisine with a lively scene, complete with comfortable seating to settle in and catch any game or sporting event. Next door, the 3,000+-square-foot View Lounge offers craft cocktails and small bites, introducing a stylish new hotel bar offering at The STRAT. BLVD & MAIN and View Lounge offer flat screen televisions and convenient access to the William Hill Sports Book for betting.

Witkoff Announces Diller Scofidio + Renfro As The Design Architect For Drew Las Vegas

Moving toward a second quarter 2022 opening of Drew Las Vegas, global real estate developer Witkoff announces Diller Scofidio + Renfro as the design architect for the project, with an eye toward realizing a fresh vision for the next integrated resort on the North Strip’s emerging luxury corridor. Drew Las Vegas will be DS+R’s first Las Vegas concept and among its first forays into hospitality. DS+R’s work has been recognized with WSJ Magazine’s 2017 Architecture Innovator of the Year Award, the American Federation of the Arts 2018 Cultural Leadership Award, the National Design Award from the Smithsonian and the Brunner Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Their international portfolio of work includes the High Line, the redesign of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Campus, and The Shed in New York, The Broad contemporary art museum in Los Angeles, Zaryadye Park in Moscow, and the Museum of Image and Sound in Rio de Janeiro.

SLS Las Vegas announces new show dates for ‘Mo’Nique Does Vegas’

Academy Award-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique’s groundbreaking residency at SLS Las Vegas® will continue through Summer 2019. Meeting popular demand, “Mo’Nique Does Vegas” will perform inside The Sayers Club® through June. Tickets for newly announced performances are now on sale. Since its January debut, “Mo’Nique Does Vegas” has been met with acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Delivering consistently sold-out performances, “Mo’Nique Does Vegas” performs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with additional 11 p.m. shows Fridays and Saturdays. The newly announced shows include dates in May and June.

The Naked Magicians Announce Extension Through June 2019

A heatwave is in the forecast: The Naked Magicians, who began their first-ever Las Vegas residency in February, have announced that they will continue to perform inside Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club at MGM Grand through June 2019. Starring Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, The Naked Magicians perform six nights a week at 10 p.m.

Tattoo’d America Pop-Up Attraction at The LINQ Promenade Opens

Tattoo’d America, the first interactive experience at Pop Vegas located at The LINQ Promenade, celebrates the artistic, provocative and expressive qualities—as well as the sex appeal—of tattoo and body art. Tattoo’d America’s immersive experiences—which are designed to delight both tattooed and non-tattooed guests—encompass 12 interactive installations called “rooms,” including an Ink Pool Party—a tattoo-themed ball pit for grown-ups; 45 clones tattooed to showcase the diversity and artistry of tattoo and body painting; live 3-D full-body projection mapping, which projects tattoo designs on guests; a confetti-and-pillow-fight darkroom; a Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum exhibit; and “My Tattoo, My Story,” an installation powered by people’s own personal stories. NOTE: Inked individuals who would like a chance to have their tattoos featured in Tattoo’d America’s “My Tattoo, My Story” exhibit should post photos to Instagram tagging @tattoodamerica and use the hashtag #tattoodamerica. Each week, winners will be chosen to have their tattoo integrated into the Tattoo’d America experience, to be seen by thousands of visitors.

Golden Rainbow Presents “Summer of Love”

Tickets are on sale now for Golden Rainbow’s 33rd annual Ribbon of Life on Sunday, June 23 at Tropicana Las Vegas. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, “Summer of Love” will feature performances inspired by the three-day music festival of peace, love, and music. Last year’s Ribbon of Life raised nearly $85,000 for critically needed services for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Co-founded in 1987, Golden Rainbow is a non-profit organization that provides housing and financial assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada. The organization was established by members of the Las Vegas entertainment industry who saw the need to provide housing for people with AIDS when one of their fellow performers was forced to live and eventually die in his family’s garage. EDIE, the Mistress of Sensuality from “Zumanity,” and Sean McAllister, from FOX 5’s MORE Show will return as hosts as they introduce talent from nearly every major show on the Strip.

CRAFT + COMMUNITY Now Open at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

CRAFT + COMMUNITY is now open inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Taking over the space formally occupied by Culinary Dropout, CRAFT + COMMUNITY features a relaxed and loungy atmosphere serving favorite comfort foods with a curated drink menu to match. Operated by The Morton Group, CRAFT + COMMUNITY is open seven days a week. CRAFT + COMMUNITY will offer all the elements of a laidback backyard party, encouraging guests to wear what they want and eat what they want. With garage-style doors that open directly onto the pool patio, the restaurant is the definition of ease.

Caesars Entertainment Enhances The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Caesars Entertainment recently announced plans to renovate The Colosseum at Caesars Palace with significant technical and design updates to its landmark venue recognized as Billboard Magazine’s “Venue of the Decade.” The Colosseum will undergo an exciting evolution to incorporate a new state-of-the-art sound system, new moving light fixtures and high-definition LED video wall into the technical capabilities of the space, while still preserving the celebrated character and prestige of the iconic theater. Also, the world’s top venue of its size will now be able to facilitate multiple seating arrangements, including VIP banquettes with bottle service and a general admission setup on the main floor, to accommodate many genres and entertainment experiences for guests through the city’s only automated lift seating system.

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition to Open at MGM Grand

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition is set to launch at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in May and features a new spectacular, fully-immersive archery training experience, as well as new interactives, set decoration and costumes. The previous tour of the exhibition included New York, San Francisco, Louisville and Sydney, Australia. The Hunger Games attraction is based on the world-renowned films from Lionsgate, which grossed over $3 billion at the worldwide box office. It celebrates the epic journey of Katniss Everdeen from her humble beginnings in District 12 to her rise as the Mockingjay.

RELEASE:  Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Offering World-Class Entertainment, Dining Into 2020

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has revealed that the property will remain open into early 2020. Design plans for the upcoming, reconceptualized and revitalized property, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, have significantly been brought close to completion and the construction schedule has been determined. The property is currently offering a full slate of world-class entertainment, dining, hospitality and gaming options.

Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop Presents ‘Stars-N-Stilettos’ Brunch Featuring Top Female Impersonators

Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas recently debuted ‘Stars-N-Stilettos’ brunch featuring Las Vegas’ top celebrity female impersonators. The showstopping rooftop brunch will begin at noon and will feature over-the-top celebrity impersonators, flavorful brunch selections and bottomless drinks. Some of Las Vegas’ top female impersonators will be featured in a rotating lineup, featuring an array of different acts inspired by notable celebrities including Cher, Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston and more.

Super Summer Theatre Announces 2019 Summer Series Lineup

The Super Summer Theatre is back for its 44th year with the 2019 Summer Series. Held at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, the season kicks off with Into the Woods, beginning Wednesday, May 22. Super Summer Theatre has come a long way since the curtain first went up in 1976 with a run of Shakespeare plays performed by actors who doubled as ticket agents and passed the microphone to one another. Since then, more than one million patrons have thrown down a blanket in the Meadow, shared a picnic dinner with friends and enjoyed great theatre “under the stars.” All performances are outdoors and run Wednesday – Saturday, excluding September’s production which runs Thursday – Saturday. Productions for 2019 will include: Into the Woods,  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Chicago, ANNIE and NOISES OFF.

Courtesy LVCVA.

Latest from Vegas – April 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – April 2019.

Terry Fator Launches New Show in Conjunction with 10th Anniversary at The Mirage

March 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of Terry Fator’s award-winning run as headliner at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and in true Fator fashion, the multi-talented performer launched a new show concept: Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment Presents an Evening with the Stars. Fator continues to keep a promise made 10 years ago, to create a new character each year he performs at The Strip property. This year, in addition to introducing four new characters, new songs, jokes and hilarity also join the lineup. An Evening with the Stars features the puppets that fans have come to know and love, a return of fan favorite Wrex the Crash Test Dummy, and the introduction to new superstar characters: Willie Nelson; Justin Bieber, David Bowie and Stevie Wonder. In addition, Fator brings the Oceans 11 Rat Pack back to Las Vegas with special appearances by Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin.

Supermodel and Actress Christie Brinkley to Star as Roxie Hart in Musical Chicago

Back by popular demand, Christie Brinkley will join the national tour of the Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO as Roxie Hart for a limited seven-show engagement at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas from April 10–14. Supermodel and actress Brinkley received critical acclaim in 2010 when she made her Broadway stage debut as merry murderess Roxie Hart in the Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO. She continued her stage success reprising the role in London’s West End for a limited four-week run and again, wowed the sold-out audiences. Back by popular demand, Brinkley reprised the role of Roxie Hart in 2012 with a return engagement on Broadway.

Puddles Pity Party Adds New Dates to Limited Engagement

Puddles Pity Party, America’s giant, sad clown with the golden voice, continues his limited engagement with nine indelible nights at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace. The new dates begin April 25 through June 15. Puddles’ show, in the intimate setting of the iconic Caesars Palace showroom, consists of several new tunes and plenty of Puddles classics, as well as improvisational audience participation moments including a “Luck of the Draw” segment where fans roll the dice or pick a card to determine which song Puddles will sing next. Each show is a bit different from the next, depending on which song titles the audience selects.

The Space Adds Evil Dead The Musical HD to Fall Performances

Ash is back for an exclusive engagement of “Evil Dead The Musical HD” live in all its horror/comedy glory with the ultimate battle – Demon vs. Ash. Whether you grew up on the Evil Dead franchise from the ’80s and ’90s, think Ash is the King or can recite every line from “Army of Darkness,” this show is for you. “Evil Dead The Musical HD” is a musical ride through the cult-hit story never witnessed before.  The virtual set whimsically takes you through the cabin, the forest and even to S-Mart in an adventure that can only be described as the “ultimate virtual experience in grueling terror.” This limited run, Vegas engagement will play October 2-27.

David Chang Brings Majordōmo to The Venetian Resort

Recently it was announced that David Chang will bring Majordōmo Meat & Fish to The Venetian Resort later this year. The restaurant takes over the former Carnevino space in The Palazzo tower, next to Mott 32. Majordōmo Meat & Fish is a new restaurant from Chef David Chang. Pulling from a diverse range of food traditions and inspired by the energy of Las Vegas, Majordōmo Meat & Fish will be built on the DNA of its sister restaurant in Los Angeles. A majordomo is a person who makes arrangements, or takes charge for another. In that spirit, we aim to provide a lively and engaging experience for our guests.

Jimmy Kimmel Live to Broadcast from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

For the first time, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will head to Las Vegas to film five original shows starting Monday, April 1. The show will broadcast from Caesars Entertainment’s Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Chef Dan Krohmer Gears Up for Hatsumi and La Monja

Executive Chef and Owner Dan Krohmer of Las Vegas’ favorite Asian seafood restaurant and critically-acclaimed off-strip hotspot, Other Mama, announces his highly anticipated arrival to Downtown Las Vegas with the debut of Hatsumi and La Monjá. Chef Krohmer has been meticulously overseeing the development of two new restaurants, both honoring the cuisine and culture experienced on his extensive travels to Japan and Mexico. Hatsumi is slated to soft open its doors in mid-May, closely followed by La Monjá later this spring.

Anita Baker to Perform at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

As part of her farewell concert series, R&B music legend and eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer / songwriter Anita Baker will perform at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas for a five-night limited engagement inside The Venetian Theatre. The show will be held May 31 and June 1, 5, 7 and 8, 2019. Baker’s decades-long career has included four platinum and two gold albums with signature R&B hits including “Caught Up in the Rapture,” “Sweet Love” and “Giving You the Best That I Got.” Her unique voice has the sultry vibe of a jazz singer and has been the cornerstone of a sound that has helped to shape R&B since her solo career began in the early ‘80s. Although the Detroit-bred contralto established a musical style that has noticeably influenced an entire generation of talents, Baker herself has remained unmoved by the ebb and flow of trends in the industry.

Smoked Burgers & BBQ Opens Patio on Las Vegas Strip

A cool breeze and the subtle scent of BBQ is in the air on the newly-opened patio located in the epicenter of the Las Vegas Strip at Smoked Burgers & BBQ at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. The thousands of locals and visitors who pass by each day are invited to enjoy the sunshine while sipping ice cold beers and chowing down on finger-licking favorites. Smoked Burgers & BBQ’s patio is located directly on Las Vegas Boulevard and can seat 40 guests at 16 tables that wrap around the iconic Trevi Fountain. The al fresco dining area includes a full bar as well as an outdoor satellite bar located right on the sidewalk serving up cold beers to passersby. The 1,500-square-foot patio features two large-screen TVs.

Boulder City Express Launches Shuttle Service

National Park Express, a tour and transportation company offering packaged shuttle services from Las Vegas to regional National Parks, announced the launch of Boulder City Express to transport visitors between Las Vegas and Boulder City started in March. This service increases accessibility for visitors to reach the many attractions in Boulder City such as Black Canyon River Adventures, Lake Mead Cruises, Flightlinez ziplines at Bootleg Canyon, and Desert Adventures Kayak tours. This new shuttle service will also allow Las Vegas guests to visit Hoover Dam on their own, or just enjoy Boulder City’s Historic District with its cafes, museums, antique shops, railroad attractions, and cultural charm.

SLS Las Vegas adds Uno Más to award-winning culinary program

SLS Las Vegas has opened doors to its newest culinary concept, Uno Más – a fast casual dining experience featuring authentic, traditional Mexican dishes with a modern twist. The menu includes shareable bites like queso fundido with chorizo, guacamole and chips, pork chicharrones, and grilled corn. A variety of street tacos are also offered, including pan-roasted shrimp, carne asada, al pastor, lengua, fish and beer, beer-braised short rib, carnitas, crispy pollo, lamb, and vegetarian options like queso a la plancha and cactus, all served in hand-crafted tortillas made fresh daily. Satisfy that sweet tooth with house-made churros served with a trio of sauces.

Tony Award®-Nominated Broadway Revival of Fiddler on the Roof Coming to Las Vegas

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the Las Vegas engagement of the Tony Award®-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof from June 4-9, 2019. A beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award-winner Joseph Stein, and Pulitzer Prize-winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King and I); choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter; inspired by the original choreography of Jerome Robbins; and has musical direction by Ted Sperling. Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition.”

Final Shows Announced for Donny & Marie’s Residency

After entertaining audiences since their September 2008 debut, Donny & Marie Osmond have announced the final shows of their legendary residency in the Donny & Marie Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas. The multi-talented duo will return to the stage for their final performances through Nov. 16, 2019. From the pop-fueled medley of modern mash-ups in the opening number, to songs from each of their latest albums, to the nostalgic nod to their variety-show past in the show’s close, Donny & Marie take their fans on a musical journey that further proves their performing pedigree. Consistently named among the “must see” and “best of” shows in Las Vegas and performing regularly to packed audiences, it’s no wonder that perennially-popular siblings Donny & Marie Osmond have successfully entertained at Flamingo Las Vegas for over a decade.

Courtesy LVCVA.

Latest from Vegas – March 2019

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – March 2019.

Paris Las Vegas Debuts New $1.7 Million Eiffel Tower Light Show

Paris Las Vegas illuminated the Las Vegas Strip with the debut of a $1.7 million light show at the Eiffel Tower on Wednesday, Feb. 27, joined by world-renowned chef Guy Savoy, legendary French actress and singer Line Renaud and Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson. With a total investment of more than $92 million this year, the resort will also offer elevated experiences for its guests including an additional 1,600 renovated guest rooms and the all-new Voie Spa & Salon as it celebrates its platinum anniversary.

Jersey Shore” star, Vinny Guadagnino to guest host Chippendales

The world-famous Chippendales are thrilled to announce their latest celebrity guest host, “Jersey Shore” star, Vinny Guadagnino. The Jersey shore will meet the Las Vegas desert when Vinny joins the #1 male revue in the world for five weeks only, April 26 through May 26, 2019 (Friday through Sunday performances) at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Vinny is the latest celebrity to join the exclusive roster of guest hosts at Chippendales. From international supermodel Tyson Beckford to everyone’s favorite childhood crushes, Ian Ziering and Joey Lawrence, to Dancing with the Stars and America’s Next Top Model champ Nyle DiMarco, every celebrity guest who’s ever donned the brand’s iconic cuffs and collar has brought his own unique flavor of excitement to sold-out audiences.

Carlos Santana Announces Continued Run at House of Blues Las Vegas

Carlos Santana is looking at one of the biggest years of his career with a new album, North American tour dates, and anniversaries celebrating the band’s historic Woodstock performance and the release of mega-album Supernatural. Adding to this huge year – the announcement that the guitar legend will continue his incredible live performances of An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live this fall at the House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Golden Entertainment, Inc. Announces Stratosphere Rebrand to ‘The STRAT’

In February the Stratosphere, Casino, Hotel & Tower began its transition to The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod, a rebrand that embodies the revolution of the iconic property since Golden Entertainment, Inc. took ownership in late 2017. Golden Entertainment began its transformation of the property through a remodel that began in mid-2018. The STRAT will continue its evolution of the property in 2019 with the introduction of BLVD & Main Taphouse; View Lounge, offering a full bar and signature cocktails with views of the casino floor; and the Race and Sports Book, a fully remodeled sports book equipped with an immersive LED wraparound wall and the highest level of wagering technology, operated by William Hill.

Steely Dan Announces Return to The Venetian Las Vegas for Nine Show Residency

GRAMMY Award-winning jazz rock band Steely Dan has announced that it will return to The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas for a nine-night residency inside The Venetian Theatre on April 24 – May 11, 2019. Each and every night, Steely Dan will treat audiences with selections from The Dan’s extraordinary catalog, packed with infectious tunes, bodacious harmonies, irresistible grooves, blazing solo work, rich ensembles and sleek, subversive lyrics. On all shows, Donald Fagen will be joined once again by the crack group of brilliant and acclaimed musicians who have famously supported him in recent years, including: Jon Herington (guitar), Connor Kennedy (guitar), Keith Carlock (drums), Freddie Washington (bass), Jim Beard (keyboards), a four-piece horn section and three backup vocalists.

Pitbull Returns in 2019 to Headline Las Vegas Engagement

Following the tremendous success of his shows, GRAMMY®-winning global superstar Armando Christian Perez, aka Pitbull, will return to Las Vegas in 2019 for the fifth consecutive year of his residency, taking the stage at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and delivering eight high-energy performances of “Time of Our Lives” presented by SiriusXM. From Mr. 305 to Mr. Worldwide, Pitbull has landed #1 hits in over 15 countries, sold more than 80 million singles, has 84 million Twitter/Facebook/ Instagram followers and over 13 billion views on YouTube. His world tours have sold out concerts in North and South America, Europe and the Far East. Palace Station to Welcome San Diego’s ¡SALUD! Tacos to its Restaurant Line Up

Palace Station, the original Las Vegas locals’ casino, continues to amp up its food and beverage offerings with the addition of San Diego-based taco company, ¡SALUD! Tacos. Set to debut this March inside Palace Station’s Marketplace, the Mexican food eatery will debut its first Las Vegas location and serve up a wide variety of its award-winning tacos, veggie tacos, “not taco” options, sides, and dessert – all boasting an authentic Mexican taste.

RiSE Lantern Festival Continues to Uplift and Inspire for a Sixth Year in Nevada’s Mojave Desert

RiSE Lantern Festival, an inspirational gathering and movement created to awaken and uplift, returns to the Mojave Desert on Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5, 2019. Located just 25 miles south of Las Vegas near the Jean Dry Lake Bed, tickets for each evening of the festival are on sale beginning February 7 and are expected to go quickly. RiSE Festival is a celebratory event where thousands gather in an un-touched, serene environment to take part in a breathtaking, headlining moment of the simultaneous lantern release. Launched in 2014 near Las Vegas, RiSE is the first festival of its kind to take place in the United States and is currently the largest lantern event in the world, with events planned for Australia and Dubai. Each year, more than 25,000 guests join together to lift their spirits through witnessing an awe-inspiring release of paper sky lanterns.

Motley Brews to Host Ninth Annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer

Great Vegas Festival of Beer will return to Downtown Las Vegas for two days on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. Established in 2011, the festival produced by Motley Brews is expected to be the state’s largest craft beer festival for the ninth time, with more than 500 beers and 10,000 attendees anticipated throughout the weekend.

Las Vegas Film Festival Announces 2019 Dates

The 2019 Las Vegas Film Festival is scheduled to take place April 28 through May 5. Additionally, Zappos has signed on as a presenting sponsor of the eight-day Festival. While the majority of the Festival will take place in venues around Downtown Las Vegas, some events will be held at the Brenden Theatres and Palms Casino Resort, which has served as home to the Festival for the past two years.

Aerosmith Announces 17 Additional Dates for Las Vegas Residency

Due to extraordinary demand, Aerosmith has announced 17 additional dates for their Las Vegas residency at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort. America’s all-time top-selling rock ‘n’ roll band will launch AEROSMITH: DEUCES ARE WILD Saturday, April 6, with several of their 18 previously announced shows already sold out. Aerosmith’s Las Vegas residency, promoted by Live Nation and MGM Resorts International, will bring you face to face with America’s Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll band in one of the most immersive, state-of-the art audio and video technology experiences in Las Vegas.

Def Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin City Residency

2019 will be another influential year for legendary British rock ‘n’ roll icons Def Leppard. In addition to being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame® on March 29, 2019, the band will be taking over the Las Vegas Strip later this year with their exclusive headlining residency show. Promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, Def Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin City Residency kicks off Wednesday,
Aug. 14 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Big Blues Bender Announces 2019 Lineup and Move to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Big Blues Bender has announced that it will move to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas for its 6th annual festival, to be held September 5 – 8, 2019. After selling out the past several years, moving to a larger location will allow this annual only-in-Vegas hotel takeover event to accommodate more guests and feature larger acts. Big Blues Bender gives fans the opportunity to see the biggest names in Blues music in an intimate event over the course of four days in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Additionally, event organizers have announced the initial lineup for this year’s Bender, with more artists to be announced in the coming months. The 2019 Big Blues Bender will feature: Robert Cray, Little Steven And The Disciples of Soul, Tab Benoit, Ruthie Foster, and many more.

Restored Hard Rock Café Sign to be Illuminated for the First Time in the Neon Museum Boneyard, March 4

The newly restored, re-electrified Hard Rock Café guitar sign will be illuminated for the first time during a private event for museum donors and VIPs. The sign was divided into six pieces in order to be transported to the Neon Museum Boneyard from the Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO). Prior to restoration by YESCO, the sign had been located in front of the Hard Rock Café for 27 years. In its new Boneyard home, it joins many other historical Las Vegas neon signs where its history can be shared with guests and visitors from around the world.

AREA15 to Offer Distinctive Special Events Space

For the first time, AREA15, Las Vegas’ new immersive entertainment, retail and dining destination opening this December, unveils 40,000 square feet of unique event space within a wholly reimagined world of art, technology and design. Space will be available for group event bookings of all sizes for any occasion beginning in January 2020. Located just seven minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, AREA15 is an experiential retail and entertainment complex offering live events, immersive activations, art installations and much more. The complex will attract locals and tourists of all ages seeking an ever-changing landscape of new and unique experiences. Anchor tenant, Meow Wolf, will create interactive art activations to transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story, exploration and discovery.

The NoMad Pool To Debut In March

Having successfully infused their trademark style into Vegas’ hospitality and dining scenes with the opening of NoMad Las Vegas at Park MGM, Sydell Group and Make It Nice, are set to energize the city once more with the March 22 debut of The NoMad Pool and JEMAA – The NoMad Pool Party, a lively weekend series launching in April. A seductive and energetic daytime experience, JEMAA will feature the cocktail explosions the NoMad Bar is renowned for, tableside service, a roster of DJs and artists delivering nuanced music programming — including a tropical house vibe on Sundays — and even a cocktail fountain that can be delivered to the cabana for guests who really want to step up the action.

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas Launches Immersive Tool for Meeting Professionals

Furthering The Venetian® Resort’s commitment to innovation, the resort recently announced the launch of the Venetian Meetings Virtual Planner®, an industry-leading tool aimed at MICE professionals. This unique application allows prospective customers the ability to customize and research venues prior to contacting a representative at the resort. The convenient and innovative tool aims to inspire users to conduct their meetings at the resort by providing a virtual look at event space and a one-stop-shop to requesting a proposal from the knowledgeable sales team on property. In addition to providing the dimensions and capacities for each venue, Venetian Meetings Virtual Planner takes users through a virtual tour of the venues and provides fly-through videos and photos. Once a user has determined their event space, they are able to design a configuration to suit their needs, in two and three dimensions, and attach the customized layout to the RFP.

Third Annual LAS RAGEOUS Music Festival Returns to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Back for its 3rd year, Las Vegas’ premier rock and metal music festival Las Rageous makes its highly anticipated return to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19. In 2018, Las Rageous celebrated its second year with 20,000 in attendance over the weekend, as music fans from all over the world journeyed to Las Vegas for the rare experience of seeing huge rock and metal acts perform on intimate stages. In its first two years, Las Rageous has featured memorable sets from Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Anthrax, Judas Priest, A Day To Remember, Breaking Benjamin and dozens more.

Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream Hosts Debut Event at Bally’s Las Vegas’ Windows Showroom

Headliner Jeff Civillico will continue performing his “Comedy in Award-winning magic show, Xavier Mortimer’s Magical Dream, hosted a magical grand debut event to commemorate its move to Bally’s Las Vegas’ Windows Showroom in February. Internationally-renowned illusionist and former Cirque du Soleil star, Xavier Mortimer, along with French celebrity and the show’s producer, Alex Goude, welcomed media, entertainers and guests to the celebration of the spellbinding production’s transition to the larger theater. Mortimer’s revamped performance introduced new reality-defying visuals and interactive audience participation.

The Naked Magicians Celebrate Grand Opening of First-Ever Las Vegas Residency

The Naked Magicians celebrated the grand opening of their first-ever Las Vegas residency at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on Friday, Feb. 22 with a night of magic, muscles and endless laughs. Guests heralded the arrival of the show’s stars, Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne, with a “stripped-down” affair at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club. Leaving little more to the imagination than their magical feats, Tyler and Wayne had guests rolling in the aisles, as they brought a whole new meaning to the phrase, “now you see it,” and proved that while good magicians don’t need sleeves, great magicians don’t need pants. Two of Australia’s most famous magicians, Tyler and Wayne have performed and undressed for millions of fans in more than 200 cities and seven countries in high-profile locations including London’s world-famous West End, since following the requests of several boisterous audience members to make their clothes disappear.

The Strip Gets Raw with New Cookie Dough Dessert Bar

Doughp (pronounced ‘dope’) is coming in fresh from the Bay Area, making a new home at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The second outpost, and first Vegas location, caters to the sweetest addiction of all – raw edible cookie dough in a fun, booze-free bar environment. Cookie dough lovers will dive spoon (or face) first into endless cookie dough flavor combinations that can all be enjoyed raw or taken home to bake.

Janet Jackson Announces Las Vegas Residency Metamophosis

Global music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winner and multi-Platinum selling artist, the incomparable Janet Jackson, is taking over the Las Vegas Strip with her headlining residency Metamorphosis beginning Friday, May 17 at Park Theater at Park MGM resort. Metamorphosis peels back the layers of the immensely private life of Janet Jackson, sharing her transformation from a young girl with issues of self-esteem to global Icon. The centerpiece of this all new thought-provoking show, will be Janet herself, captivating you through your senses with electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers, chart-topping hits and fan favorite deep cuts.The show also features a special 30-year anniversary celebration of her ground-breaking album ‘Rhythm Nation.’

“Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert” Set to Debut at Harrah’s Las Vegas

From the producers of “Rock of Ages” comes “Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert,” the ultimate Elvis hit-driven, story-telling concert experience, opening Monday, April 15, 2019 at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Presenting the music and the story of Elvis’ meteoric rise to fame all in one night’s immersive experience, the show features more than 18 Elvis songs that came to define “rock ‘n’ roll” as we know it today, while four giant LED walls present authentic imagery and scenes from his extraordinary life. “Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert” is the only Elvis production in Las Vegas authorized by Authentic Brands Group, owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, LLC. Inspired by the musical originally written and directed by Floyd Mutrux and now adapted for the stage by Ivan Menchell, the concert version of the show in Las Vegas is being staged by Broadway veteran Jeff Calhoun. Unlike previous versions of the show, the Las Vegas production will focus on the music and will be a concert performance.

Pursuit Expands Flight Ride Experience to Las Vegas

Pursuit, a business unit of Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI), announced today that it will expand its flight ride concept to Las Vegas. Modeled after Pursuit’s highly successful FlyOver Canada attraction, FlyOver Las Vegas will provide guests with an exhilarating flight experience over the American Southwest’s most iconic locations, picturesque scenery and natural wonders. With construction to begin later this year, the new attraction is anticipated to open in early 2021. This new Las Vegas experience will mark the third FlyOver attraction for the global adventure travel brand, following the highly anticipated launch of FlyOver Iceland in Reykjavik in summer 2019. The new year-round attraction will be located on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Tropicana Las Vegas to Debut All-New Bar & Lounge Concept, Trago Lounge

Tropicana Las Vegas is pleased to announce the addition of its all-new bar and lounge concept, Trago Lounge, set to debut March 2019. Located off the casino floor, steps away from the newly renamed Legends in Concert Theater, the completely revamped bar and lounge will feature a touch of classic elegance and offer the ultimate locale to mix and mingle with friends or colleagues, paired with an upscale beverage program. From business travelers to gamblers, upscale tourists and locals alike, the new Trago Lounge will showcase its contemporary design with an open layout overlooking the casino floor, all in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Boasting over 3,500-square feet, the all-new venue will feature bar and lounge seating, allowing for up to 100 guests, complete with a full-service menu with an emphasis on scotch, tequila, and whiskey, plus high-end spirit options, making it a great destination for a variety of occasions. Whether it’s business or pleasure, Trago Lounge will be the perfect location to start a conversation or cap off a memorable evening.

Maxie’s at The LINQ Promenade to Debut in March

Maxie’s at The LINQ Promenade will debut on March 15, becoming Las Vegas’ newest hotspot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Maxie’s menu will feature ostentatious breakfast and lunch classics, as well as a collection of contemporary deli dishes. Operated by Hospitality Boulevard, Maxie’s will be located next to the base of High Roller, the world’s tallest observation wheel. Maxie’s will offer contemporary modern diner décor with distinctive accents such as a clean color palette of gray and white punctuated with pops of aqua and red, a black and white checkerboard ceiling and comfortable indoor and outdoor seating.

Music Legend Dionna Warwick Returns to the Las Vegas Strip

Six-time Grammy Award-winning, music legend Dionne Warwick returns to the Las Vegas Strip as she brings her limited engagement, “An Evening with Dionne Warwick,” to Jubilee Theater at Bally’s Las Vegas starting April 4, 2019. Honored with this year’s Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Warwick will entertain audiences with a stunning musical journey of her multitude of hit songs that have made her the second-most charted female vocalist of all time.

Spiegelworld Announces New Las Vegas Production: ATOMIC SALOON SHOW

Could this become the wildest watering hole in Las Vegas? Her first hotel was acquired by the government as an atomic bomb test site, but, decades later, Boozy Skunkton has returned to take over the Kraken Music Hall, a hidden saloon bar in the heart of Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort. Boozy has collected the “most abnormally sexy but sensationally amoral” troupe of entertainers on Earth and is determined to create the greatest saloon show the world has ever known. ATOMIC SALOON SHOW begins Las Vegas performances on Sept. 8, 2019. With an international cast of comic actors, variety acts, and acrobats, ATOMIC SALOON SHOW will take audiences to the Wild West as it never was. Ensuring she can oversee the day-to-day wrangling of her band of misfits, Madam Skunkton has enlisted the assistance of Spiegelworld and Britain’s leading comedy director Cal McCrystal to create the new show that’s envisioned as  “Blazing Saddles” meets “America’s Got Talent” meets “Westworld.”

Courtesy LVCVA.