Latest from Vegas – March 2020

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – March 2020.

the D Las Vegas to Debut Hockey-Inspired Concept, BarCanada

Downtown Las Vegas hotspot the D Las Vegas will up the ante with the reveal of its original bar concept, BarCanada, an ode to Canadian sports and culture. Debuting in March, the hockey-inspired tavern will merge modern design, specialty cocktails and an intimate game-day viewing space as part of the hotel’s second-level expansion project. BarCanada also will bring on-site programming by VSiN, where their team of experts will provide sports betting analysis and live insights. A proud partner of the D, VSiN currently broadcasts live from the hotel’s sports hub LONGBAR, and will house a studio within the sportsbook at Stevens’ upcoming casino-resort project, Circa Resort & Casino.

Morrissey Takes Las Vegas by Storm with Decadent Five-Night Residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Morrissey announced his most unlikely run of dates ever, a not-to-be-missed, sure-to-be-life-changing residency “Morrissey: Viva Moz Vegas” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip this summer. Morrissey will play five nights, June 26-27, July 1, and July 3-4. The Vegas residency, his latest stateside shows after a string of acclaimed tour dates with alt-rock icons Interpol last fall, comes on the heels of the announcement of Morrissey’s 13th solo album and third studio album for BMG, defiantly titled “I Am Not A Dog on a Chain,” set to be released on March 20. The Vegas residency will serve as an intimate, invigorating dive into Morrissey’s expansive career from his early days to the new album.

John Fogerty Brings Final Shows of “My 50 Year Trip” Tour Back to Wynn Las Vegas

After his sold-out shows in 2019, rock legend John Fogerty is returning to Wynn Las Vegas to conclude his “My 50 Year Trip” tour. The nine shows at Encore Theater, inspired by the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and Fogerty’s time with Creedence Clearwater Revival, will be the final performances of “My 50 Year Trip” and will take place on select nights from Nov. 4-18.

San Francisco’s Award Winning The Slanted Door Arrives on the Las Vegas Strip March 2

The long anticipated The Slanted Door Las Vegas opens to diners on March 2, 2020. Chef Charles Phan’s first project outside of the Bay Area, the restaurant offers signature favorites with Las Vegas exclusive dishes at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Guests can expect award winning Slanted Door dishes including Slanted Door Spring Rolls – gulf shrimp, pork, mint, shallot mayonnaise, and peanut sauce; Crispy Imperial Rolls – gulf shrimp, pork shoulder, vermicelli noodles, and roasted peanut; and Shaking Beef – cubed filet mignon, watercress, red onion, and lime sauce; along with exclusive dishes from Las Vegas Chef de Cuisine Lanny Chin.

Famed Daylife Destination Wet Republic Ultra Pool at MGM Grand Receives Multi-Million Dollar Revamp

Global hospitality company Hakkasan Group announced plans for a multi-million dollar revamp of its internationally acclaimed daylife destination, WET REPUBLIC Ultra Pool at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Pioneering the ‘ultra pool’ concept, the 54,500-square-foot poolside party mecca will undergo an enthralling architectural and audio-visual design revitalization slated to debut in summer 2020. Identified as Las Vegas’ longest-running pool party and a Strip staple, summer 2020 will offer guests additional plunge pools, a redesigned and expanded artist performance area, elevated cabanas and bungalows, furniture upgrades, and state-of-the-art immersive technology new to the Las Vegas dayclub scene.

UNLVino Becomes the EVOLUTION Las Vegas Food & Wine Experience

With a nod to the past and eyes set squarely on the future, on April 18, 2020, the long-running UNLVino will transform into the EVOLUTION Las Vegas Food & Wine Experience; a multi-sensory festival with a focus on immersive activations designed around the best chefs, winemakers, brew masters and distillers in the world. A joint collaboration between Caesars Entertainment and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Nevada, this inaugural event will be held at the new CAESARS FORUM Convention Center, located adjacent to the High Roller Observation Wheel and The LINQ Promenade. EVOLUTION will honor legendary Chef, Bobby Flay, with the Dom Perignon Award of Excellence, and will feature interactive experiences unlike any festival before it, uniting sight, sound and taste to put the attendee at the center of the action.

LVCVA Celebrates Major Milestone as Excavation of First Tunnel in Underground Transportation System is Complete

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced that excavation is complete in the first of two vehicular tunnels that will comprise TBC – The Boring Company d/b/a Vegas Loop underground transportation system located beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center campus. After tunneling forty feet underground for nearly a mile over the past three months, the boring machine broke through the concrete wall located near the 1.4 million square foot West Hall convention center expansion, currently under construction, signaling the official completion of excavation for the first of two one-way tunnels. The Convention Center Loop was designed to serve as an innovative, and quick transportation solution to move thousands of convention attendees throughout the more than 200-acre campus.

SAHARA Las Vegas Goes All-In on New Poker Room as The New Resort Continues with $150 Million Transformation

SAHARA Las Vegas welcomed players to its all-new poker room on Friday, Feb. 14 with an array of game offerings and impressive room features. The new poker room boasts seven tables, a 16-foot by nine-foot LED video wall and five additional screens throughout the room along with 24/7 food options provided by Northside Café. The room also offers an extensive game chart including No Limit Texas Holdem, Limit Holdem, Pot Limit Omaha, 7-card Stud and various mix games with the ability to spread what players are seeking.

DTAlley Community Coalition Debuts dT-Alley Las Vegas’ First Ever Alley Revitalization Project

The dT Alley Community Coalition, Inc (DCC), a Nevada non-profit corporation, debuts dT-Alley, a community passion project and immersive, interactive T-shaped alleyway that brings together nature, art, education, music and community in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas (DTLV). In partnership with The City of Las Vegas, the highly anticipated new outdoor corridor will serve as a gathering ground for locals and tourists alike. Located between Fremont Street & Carson and Las Vegas Boulevard & 6th Street, dT-alley will create new experiences incorporating art and interactivity through the use of murals, innovative landscaping, and multiple interactive “moments” – all of which provide a secure and beautiful space in an otherwise under-utilized area.

Wynn Las Vegas Set to Open Delilah May 13

Wynn Las Vegas is set to open acclaimed restaurant and supper-club, Delilah Las Vegas, on May 13, 2020. The introduction of the highly-anticipated restaurant comes from the partnership between Wynn Las Vegas and Los Angeles-based hospitality company, The h.wood Group, owned by John Terzian and Brian Toll. Designed by Todd-Avery Lenahan in his first project as Chief Creative Officer of Wynn Design and Development, the room’s design pays homage to the Golden Era of Hollywood with Art Deco motifs – transporting guests into the opulence of a roaring dinner party. Delilah Las Vegas at the Wynn will thrill guests with a seamless blend of restaurant and nightlife.

Carol Burnett Returns to The Smith Center, June 5

Award-winning actress, comedy icon, and best-selling author Carol Burnett, best known for her work on “The Carol Burnett Show,” will return to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas with Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 5. Presented by Elite Entertainment, Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection harkens back to the legendary openings of “The Carol Burnett Show,” where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Burnett with questions and receive spontaneous answers. During the one-night engagement, the Television Hall of Fame member and Kennedy Center honoree will discuss memorable moments from her career, share video clips from her shows, and take questions from the audience, making each evening a unique, interactive experience.

Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse to Open at Flamingo Las Vegas

Set to debut in early 2020, the more than $10 million steakhouse will pay homage to the iconic hotel’s more than 70-year history. The restaurant’s name is a nod to Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and business partner Meyer Lansky, who famously opened the Flamingo Las Vegas back in 1946 with the intention of bringing Hollywood glam to the desert. Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse will be a one-of-a-kind destination steakhouse, much like its resort’s origins, in menu, design and atmosphere.

Lights FC Announce Midnight Soccer Match

Las Vegas Lights FC announced that its home match on Saturday, July 11th will be a “Midnight Match.” The match against Orange County SC will then kick-off at 11:00 p.m. with a special midnight celebration at halftime. The original concept of “midnight” sporting events started with the former Las Vegas Wranglers professional hockey team which produced the wildly successful tradition locally years ago. Lights FC is re-starting the local tradition and bringing it for the first time ever to professional soccer. Season Ticket members that wish to not attend due to the start time may exchange their ticket for any other home match as part of the “No Ticket Left Behind” program.

Judas Priest’s 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour Coming to Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

One of heavy metal’s all-time greats, Judas Priest, will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this year with a world tour coming to the U.S. in the fall. The 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour will conclude in Las Vegas at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8:00 p.m. The tour will also feature Sabaton as openers and is being fueled by the highest charting album of Priest’s career, “Firepower,” which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200.

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS takes over Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS, North America’s ultimate vacation-destination music festival, will continue to redefine America’s conception of what a festival can be, taking over Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for the second year in a row August 14-16, 2020. Now approaching its fifth consecutive year in the sweltering neon decadence of Las Vegas, the resort-wide casino takeover will utilize four stages including the world-class Mandalay Bay Events Center, the iconic House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Beach and Rhythm & Riffs Lounge, located at the center of the casino floor. This year’s PSYCHO LAS VEGAS lineup features more than 70 iconic acts, including Danzig, Mercyful Fate Down, and The Flaming Lips.

Courtesy Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Latest from Vegas – February 2020

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – February 2020.

Pitbull Returns to Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

GRAMMY®-winning global superstar Pitbull will return to Las Vegas in 2020 for the sixth consecutive year with five high-energy performances of his new residency, “Pitbull – Get Ready Vegas” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Performances are set for April and September 2020.

Jonas Brothers Announce Las Vegas Residency at Park MGM

On the heels of releasing their first new single of 2020, “What A Man Gotta Do,” GRAMMY® Award-nominated trio Jonas Brothers have announced their Las Vegas residency at Park Theater at Park MGM beginning Wednesday, April 1. The nine dates going on sale are: April 2020: 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18.

Circa Resort & Casino in Las Vegas Reveals Restaurant Lineup

When Circa Resort & Casino opens its doors in Downtown Las Vegas December 2020, it will unveil an eclectic restaurant lineup featuring five original concepts from a collection of chefs and proprietors revered both locally and around the world. Curated by developer and CEO Derek Stevens, each offering will deliver something new to the city as part of Circa Resort & Casino. The new offerings include Saginaw’s Delicatessen from Detroit restaurateur Paul Saginaw, marking the first new restaurant outside Michigan from the masterminds behind Ann Arbor’s famed Zingerman’s; Barry’s Downtown Prime, the first Downtown venture from Chef Barry S. Dakake; Victory Burger & Wings Co. from American Coney Island’s Chris Sotiropoulos and Grace Keros, the first new concept from the brand’s founding family in more than a century; 8 East, the first pan-Asian restaurant from Chef Dan Coughlin; Project BBQ by Chef Rex Bernales, the first permanent food truck and Carolina barbecue joint on the Fremont Street Experience.

Derek Hough: No Limit to Take the Stage at Flamingo Las Vegas

Multi-talented entertainer, two-time Emmy Award winner and nine-time nominee for Best Choreography, Derek Hough, has danced his way into the Entertainment Capital of the World with the announcement of his new show Derek Hough: No Limit at Flamingo Las Vegas beginning June 2. The dance-centric show will incorporate all-new production elements, designed specifically for the Flamingo Showroom, astounding versatility and, as always, Derek’s magnetic stage presence. Fans will journey through a true fusion of dance and music, as Derek explores styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa, hip-hop and everything in between. Performances are set for June through November 2020.

The Smith Center’s Broadway Las Vegas® Series Returns

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts’ Broadway Las Vegas® Series, sponsored by  Southern Nevada Toyota Dealers, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Law Firm and University Medical Center, returns with an impressive 2020-2021 season featuring nine hit Broadway stage productions direct from New York with a collective 31 Tony Awards®, including two for “Best Musical,” 14 Drama Desk Awards, and two Grammy® Awards. The season begins this summer and will include MY FAIR LADY, HAMILTON, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, 2019’s Best Musical Tony Award®-winner HADESTOWN , Tony Award®-winning musical THE CHER SHOW, TOOTSIE, and Disney’s new musical FROZEN. The season will end in summer 2021 with Academy Award®-winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD.

“EXTRAVAGANZA – The Vegas Spectacular” to Premier at the Jubilee Theater inside Bally’s Las Vegas

Prepare to take a heart-stopping journey through the dazzling world of Las Vegas entertainment with the critically acclaimed production, “EXTRAVAGANZA – The Vegas Spectacular.” This thrilling new Las Vegas production from the creators of “WOW – The Vegas Spectacular” and Caesars Entertainment will make its North American premiere on March 14, 2020, on the iconic stage at the Jubilee Theater inside Bally’s Las Vegas. This extravaganza of passion and thrills features sensual performances that showcase the captivating talents of over 30 of the most talented, sexy and breathtaking artists from around the world – including dancers, acrobats, aerialists, skaters, ventriloquists, comedians and, the return of the iconic showgirl to the legendary Jubilee Theatre. Beautiful feats of strength and flexibility will make you gasp while the spectacular sets, massive LED screens and state-of-the-art holograms (which include some of Las Vegas’ most famous headliners, from Elvis to Frank Sinatra, among others), will take your breath away.

Wynn Las Vegas Set to Open Elio in March 2020

Wynn Las Vegas will welcome a dynamic new restaurant concept, Elio, in partnership with Enrique Olvera, Daniela Soto-Innes and Santiago Perez of ATM Group. The international hospitality company behind acclaimed restaurants Cosme and Atla in New York City and Pujol in Mexico City, will debut a social dining concept on March 19, 2020 that merges exquisite service and exceptional food in an energetic environment. The new concept will augment the resort’s existing portfolio of distinguished restaurants. The restaurant will occupy the space adjacent to Encore Beach Club and will showcase a thoughtful menu of recipes grounded in Mexico’s rich culinary traditions, infusing the finest regional and seasonal ingredients. Small plates and appetizers featuring a heavy emphasis on seafood and produce will be paired with signature shareable entrees. The bar and lounge will add to the celebration by showcasing Mexico’s best hand-selected agave-based spirits.

Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas Adds Four New Dates

Following the overwhelming success of the first four of 12 previously announced shows, Caesars Entertainment, in partnership with Live Nation, is thrilled to announce additional opportunities to enjoy the all-new concert experience, Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The schedule will now include Thursday, July 9 as well as Labor Day Weekend, Friday, Sept. 4 – Sunday, Sept. 6. Global music superstar Keith Urban astounds audiences with an all-new show, packed with hit songs, explosive showmanship and signature unpredictability. New Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas performances are scheduled for: July 9, 2020 and Sept. 4 – 6, 2020, and previously announced performance dates are set for April, July, August and November 2020.

Moon Palace Opens at The Venetian Resort

We are excited to announce the opening of Moon Palace, a new concept from David Chang and the team behind Majordōmo Meat & Fish. Moon Palace aims to serve quick, tasty food in a fast-paced environment. The goal is to offer good food at a good value for Las Vegas locals and visitors alike. Moon Palace centers around a compact menu of Tastys, Hot Chips, and Half Dips. To order at Moon Palace, guests line up along an open kitchen where they can watch our team griddling Tastys and frying Hot Chips. Guests can take their food to go or grab a seat at one of twenty stools along a countertop with a view of the kitchen or the action of the Palazzo.

Luxor Hotel and Casino Scores Touchdown with “The Terry Bradshaw Show” Residency

Following his celebrated shows in Las Vegas and Atlantic City in 2019, “The Terry Bradshaw Show” will kick off a residency at Luxor Hotel and Casino in March. The man behind it all, NFL legend and iconic entertainer, Terry Bradshaw, chronicles his life through the musical, comedy, and storytelling production. The residency is set to debut inside the Atrium Showroom at Luxor on Thursday, March 19. In the production, Bradshaw entertains the crowd with his dynamic singing ability, endearing personality and charisma in a 70-minute show that accounts his life’s journey. The production showcases Bradshaw’s vocal talents, award-winning storytelling style and the same straight-shooting humor that has made Bradshaw an all-time favorite as an Emmy Award-winning co-host and analyst on FOX NFL Sunday. Show dates are set for March through July.

Las Vegas Lights FC 2020 Schedule Unveiled

The United Soccer League recently released the full 2020 regular season schedule for the USL Championship. To view the full Lights FC 2020 USL Championship schedule visit LightsFC.com/Schedule, and to download printable and wallpaper versions of the schedule go to the following link: LightsFC.com/2020Schedule . As previously announced, the 2020 season will begin on the road for Lights FC with a nationally televised (ESPNews) match against expansion franchise San Diego Loyal SC on Saturday, March 7. Las Vegas will host their home opener a week later versus Sacramento Republic FC on March 14. The Silver State Cup versus Reno 1868 FC resumes six games into the season on April 4 in Reno, with the second match being played at Cashman Field on September 26. Las Vegas is looking to take away the state’s supremacy from their neighbors up north after 1868 FC has kept the trophy in the first two years of the rivalry.

MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY Receives Five Year Extension

On the heels of announcing that he has acquired full ownership of MAT FRANCO: MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY, magician MAT FRANCO has announced that Caesars Entertainment has now extended his award-winning show for five more years at The LINQ Hotel + Experience. Celebrating its fifth anniversary this summer, MAT FRANCO – MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY was recently named Gold Winner for Best Production Show and the Mat Franco Theater was named Best Showroom / Live Venue by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards.

NASCAR Hauler Parade to Roll Through Las Vegas on February 20

The NASCAR Hauler Parade, a fan-favorite which marks the start of racing weekend, returns to Las Vegas this month. NASCAR fans can see their favorite drivers’ haulers make their way up the Las Vegas Strip beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, as the city and Las Vegas Motor Speedway kick off the spring 2020 NASCAR Weekend. The parade, something racing fans look forward to each year, will begin at the Las Vegas welcome sign on Las Vegas Boulevard. Approximately 40 brightly colored 18-wheeled NASCAR Cup Series haulers will receive a police escort as they drive north on the Strip before making their way west on Sahara Ave. and hitting Interstate 15 headed for the speedway. LVMS’s spring 2020 NASCAR Weekend begins with the Strat 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on Friday, Feb. 21, continues with the Strat qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 on Saturday, Feb. 22, and finishes with the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 23.

RuPaul’s Werk Room Sashays into Flamingo Las Vegas

Fans have another opportunity to submerge themselves in the culture and lifestyle of the new RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! Las Vegas residency at Flamingo Las Vegas with RuPaul’s Werk Room, a new immersive, multi-sensory store experience is a reflection of the bold, interactive style of the live show. Drawing inspiration from RuPaul’s Drag Race and its companion series, Untucked , RuPaul’s Werk Room is part retail store and part theatrical environment, giving fans a taste of what to expect from the live Las Vegas stage show. Guests will have an up close and personal experience with the culture and lifestyle of the queens, as well as the Drag Race brand, with several unique opportunities, including product offerings, make-up experiences, fun photo opportunities, and other special events and activations. Meet and greets with RuPaul’s Drag Race judges Ross Matthews, Carson Kressley and Michelle Visage, as well as former RuPaul’s Drag Race cast members will also take place. Located next to Spa at Flamingo Las Vegas near the conference center, the space is open daily at noon.

Lip Smacking Foodie Tours partners with Park MGM Las Vegas

Lip Smacking Foodie Tours proudly announces its new partnership with Park MGM Las Vegas, adding even more desirable restaurants to its award-winning excursions. Restaurants featured in the new tour will include Eataly’s Manzo, Roy Choi’s Best Friend and The NoMad. The tour also includes a stop at ARIA Resort & Casino’s Bardot Brasserie.

Scorpions “Sin City Nights” with Special Guest Queensrÿche to Headline at Zappos Theater

As they gear up for their 55th anniversary this year, Scorpions, one of the most iconic and influential hard rock bands of all time, have announced that they will be taking over the Las Vegas Strip later this year with their exclusive headlining residency show. Promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, Scorpions “Sin City Nights” kicks off Saturday, July 4 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Scorpions will be joined by special guests Queensrÿche. Show dates are set for July 4, 8, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23 and 25, 2020.

108 New Artifacts Coming to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

More than 108 years since the RMS Titanic set sail on its fateful voyage across the Atlantic and for the first time in many years, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor Hotel and Casino will introduce 108 new artifacts to The Strip’s premier educational attraction. The new artifacts include 20 never-before-seen items that have been under careful preservation since being recovered from the ocean floor and 102 items that have never been on display in the Las Vegas exhibition.

iLuminate™ Presents: Happy Hour’ to Debut at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino brings a new show to the Sin City Theater beginning March 26, 2020. Audiences of all ages can ‘get lit’ with an all-new experience from the performance group, iLuminate™ (pronounced “i” “luminate”). ‘iLuminate™ Presents: Happy Hour’ blends music, dance, comedy, technology and art from the group that held a finalist spot on America’s Got Talent in 2011. The audience is invited to come have a laugh and those “of age” can enjoy a shot, or two, or four with the cast that was named “Best New Act in America” by America’s Got Talent. The show’s 6 p.m. timeslot makes Happy Hour the ultimate Vegas pre-game. Featuring some of the city’s best comedic hosts, ‘iLuminate™ Presents: Happy Hour’ will take the audience on an incredible journey through several styles of dance and music while interacting with the audience in this immersive experience. iLuminate™ combines state-of- the-art technology with electrifying entertainers who perform in the dark to create the ultimate performing arts experience.

Courtesy Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Latest from Vegas – January 2020

What’s happening in America’s entertainment capital, Las Vegas. Latest from Vegas – January 2020.

Fremont Street Experience Unveils Stunning New Graphics and Upgraded Viva Vision Canopy

Downtown Las Vegas lit up on New Year’s Eve when Fremont Street Experience debuted an entirely new collection of stunning visuals and 3D graphics created exclusively for its $32 million renovation of Viva Vision, the world’s largest single video screen. By fusing Watchfire Signs’ cutting-edge technology with Contend’s innovative graphics, the jaw-dropping content exploits 49.3 million LEDs alongside a state-of-the-art, 600,000-watt, concert-quality sound system. A highlight of the innovative content is the multi-sensory signature show, “MIXology.” The groundbreaking show concept was inspired by “synesthesia,” a perceptual phenomenon where music, art and emotion collide to create an immersive, multi-sensory experience on a grand scale. Spanning five city blocks above one of the most vibrant streets in Las Vegas, the revitalized canopy illuminates the pedestrian mall with 16,433,152 pixels and 5,000 Nits, making it seven times brighter than the previous canopy with four times the resolution allowing the screen to be seen 24 hours a day for the first time in its existence.

Bellagio’s Mayfair Supper Club Celebrates America’s Appetite for the Spectacular

Vanilla-smoked chocolate cigars, towering seafood displays and the world’s finest cuts of meat will greet guests dining fountain-side at The Mayfair Supper Club, which opened at Bellagio on New Year’s Eve. The Mayfair will satisfy Americans’ appetite for the extraordinary through a culinary program that transports guests to the glamorous supper club world of yesteryear when music and cuisine intertwined for an unforgettable, all-night experience.

Shania Twain Launches Shania Twain “Let’s Go” The Las Vegas Residency

The top-selling female country artist of all-time, Shania Twain, recently debuted her new headlining residency show, Shania Twain “Let’s Go!” The Las Vegas Residency, at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Twain returns to Zappos Theater in March 2020. Designed exclusively for Zappos Theater and promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, the spectacular, high-energy production is a compilation of Shania’s most celebrated hits including “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!,” “You’re Still The One,” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” and features a seven-piece band and eight male dancers.

ZZ TOP Return to The Venetian Resort Las Vegas

Following a wildly successful sold-out run in 2019, ZZ TOP recently announced it will return to The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Las Vegas for a five-show limited engagement in 2020. The shows will be held on March 20, 21, 25, 27 and 28. ZZ TOP, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Texas trio, a/k/a “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact. Of course, there are only three of ’em – Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard — a remarkable achievement remaining together through 5 decades of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio.

AREA15 to Offer Curated Culinary Experience by Todd English

AREA15, the world’s first purpose-built, experiential art, retail and entertainment complex opening in Las Vegas in 2020, recently announced its partnership with Todd English, one of the most decorated and respected chefs in the world. The culinary-concept will offer a customized menu created by English exclusively for AREA15’s food hall (the official name to be announced in early 2020). Offering an immersive, multi-dimensional journey, guests will dine casually among large-scale art installations, music, performance and other activations.

Wynn Nightlife Announces Art of the Wild March 2020 Lineup

Wynn Nightlife is pleased to announce the official lineup of Art of The Wild 2020. The three-day music and cultural experience will return March 13 – 15, 2020 with some of the most acclaimed artists in techno and house. Animale, Circoloco, elrow and Rumors will be returning to the highly anticipated event series with All Day I Dream joining the lineup to take the stages at Las Vegas’ award-winning nightlife venues XS Nightclub, Encore Beach Club and Encore Beach Club at Night. Wynn Nightlife along with partner Framework are excited to welcome an extraordinary lineup of talent for the fourth installment of Art of The Wild, including, in alphabetical order: Bedouin, BLOND:ISH, Bob Moses (Club Set), Chris Lake, Felix da Housecat, Fisher, Guy Gerber, Lee Burridge + ADID, Loco Dice, Marco Carola, RÜFÜS DU SOL (DJ Set), Seth Troxler and more. Chris Lake will also be joining Wynn Nightlife’s 2020 resident lineup.

McCarran International Airport Celebrates 50 Million Passengers

On December 19, 2019, McCarran International Airport welcomed its record 50 millionth passenger of 2019, a first in the airport’s 71-year history. This marks the third consecutive year the airport will set an all-time passenger record, the previous was set in 2018 with 49.7 million. The all-time high for passengers in a single month was also achieved twice during the course of the year, in May and October respectively.

ICEBAR at The LINQ Promenade Celebrates Grand Opening

ICEBAR, a brand-new project created by Noel Bowman of Minus5 Ice Experience, recently celebrated its Grand Opening at The LINQ Promenade. ICEBAR offers the unforgettable frozen ambience and frosty cocktails familiar to fans of Minus5, while also featuring new, immersive features such as dynamic projection mapping. ICEBAR at The LINQ Promenade encompasses 1,200 square feet kept at 23-degrees Fahrenheit and made from nearly 100 tons of ice shipped to Las Vegas from Canada and Minnesota. Twelve professional ice carvers worked around-the-clock to construct the ice bar out of 650 blocks of ice, creating stunning sculptures to fill the space, as well as a 10-foot-by-10-foot operational bar.

Downtown Las Vegas Events Center to Host Reggae Rise Up Vegas

Reggae fans, it’s time to kick back and jam out! Downtown Las Vegas Events Center will host the all-new Reggae Rise Up Vegas (RRU VEGAS) festival, taking place April 18-19. The two-day music extravaganza includes headlining performances from SoCal reggae-rock stars Slightly Stoopid and Dirty Heads. Promising a weekend of positive vibes and unforgettable performances, RRU Vegas will feature an impressive list of reggae all-stars including SOJA, J. Boog, Matisyahu, Common Kings, Hirie, Collie Buddz, Fortunate Youth, The Movement, Iya Terra, Mike Love, JeSssie Royal, Nattali Rize and more. Festival attendees also can expect a variety of art installations, bar options, food trucks, a vendor village and additional interactive fan experiences suitable for all ages.

Earth, Wind & Fire Celebrates 50 Years in Entertainment with Residency at The Pearl

Earth, Wind & Fire are a music institution. A year-long celebration in 2020 will mark their 50th anniversary in entertainment, which is being emphasized with an intimate five-date run titled “Earth, Wind & Fire: Live in Las Vegas” inside The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort. The internationally renowned vocal group will perform May 6, 8-9 and 15-16, 2020. During these five decades, Earth, Wind & Fire have scored eight number one hits and have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. They’ve released 23 albums, eight of which went Double Platinum and hit the Top 10, making them one of the best-selling artists of all time. They’ve won an impressive nine GRAMMY Awards including one for Lifetime Achievement (2012). In 2000, Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, cementing their lasting impact on popular music.

Las Vegas Motor Speedway named Speedway of the Year for record sixth time

For the third consecutive year and sixth time overall, Las Vegas Motor Speedway has been named Speedway Motorsports’ Speedway of the Year. The diverse motorsports facility was chosen as Speedway of the Year from among eight state-of-the-art Speedway Motorsports entertainment complexes. The award was presented to Las Vegas for the best overall performance during 2019 in such aspects as fan friendliness, attendance, financial performance, sponsor relations and creativity. Under the leadership of President and General Manager Chris Powell, Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosted two tripleheader NASCAR event weekends in 2019 including the September kickoff to the NASCAR playoffs, as well as two NHRA national events and an immensely successful Electric Daisy Carnival in May that attracted more than 135,000 attendees per night.

Legendary Rock Band The Who Announce Six Shows at Caesars Palace

Legendary rock band The Who have announced they’ll be moving on in 2020 with more tour dates. Not quite ready to close the books on their acclaimed MOVING ON! TOUR, singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend pair with local symphony orchestras across North America for a once-in-a-lifetime rock experience, as hailed by critics. The band will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for a series of six shows May 5, 7, 9, 12, 14 and 16, 2020.

Drag Diva Brunch to Open at House of Blues Restaurant & Bar

Grab your wig and walk down the runway to House of Blues Restaurant & Bar for Las Vegas’ best, most fun and hilarious brunch. America’s No. 1 Drag Brunch, Drag Diva Brunch, opens Jan. 11, 2020 with a variety of over-the-top performers, luscious libations and the Big and Beautiful Diva all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. The divas take the stage every Saturday, Jan. 11 – April 4 at 11 a.m. Now in its fourth year, Drag Diva Brunch features an all-star cast of queens, as well as guest stars from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” The hilarious brunch features new and fun weekly themes including tributes and parodies of Britney to Madonna, Harry Potter to Carrie Bradshaw, Disney to Broadway, and everything in between giving audiences different experiences every single weekend.

Reba, Brooks & Dunn Announce 2020 Show Dates for “Together in Vegas”

Country music icons Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks, and Ronnie Dunn announce new dates for their hit residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The 2020 return of “REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas” marks a fifth year for the longest-running country residency in Las Vegas. “REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas” is a culmination of the friendship and musical admiration the trio has shared since first touring together in 1993 and features more than 30 action-packed hits backed by a band of 10 players from both of their touring crews. The 24 performances are set for April, June, October and December 2020.

Courtesy Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Latest from Vegas – December 2019

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

Luxor Celebrates the World Premier of R.U.N

Luxor Hotel and Casino recently hosted the world premiere of the Strip’s newest production, R.U.N – the first live-action thriller produced by Cirque du Soleil. The new show is a living, breathing graphic novel that’s non-stop tire-peeling, fist-flinging and double-crossing action including combat stunts, fast-paced car chases, cutting-edge technology and innovative multimedia. The gritty, graphic novel-inspired production showcases human performance and special effects from chapter to chapter, as told by brave and fearless characters.

The Boring Company Begins Tunneling the Destination’s First Underground People Mover at Las Vegas Convention Center

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) recently began tunneling the future of transportation in Las Vegas as Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) began work on the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) underground people mover to transport convention attendees throughout the 200-acre campus. This is the first commercial endeavor for TBC and one more first for Las Vegas. The boring machine is currently 40 feet below ground and the engines were turned on for the first time on Nov. 15, 2019. The boring machine can carve out 100 feet per day. With planned upgrades, TBC hopes to increase that pace during the LVCC underground people mover’s development.

Kelly Clarkson Announces Las Vegas Residency Kelly Clarkson: Invincible

GRAMMY Award-winning global superstar Kelly Clarkson has announced that she will be headlining a brand-new Las Vegas residency, Kelly Clarkson: Invincible, opening on Wednesday, April 1 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Designed exclusively for the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Kelly and her longtime band will immerse fans in a one-of-a-kind up-close music experience that rocks through her nearly two-decade long catalog of award-winning smash hits. Clarkson will also offer VIP Experiences that bundle premium tickets with exclusive show perks like a stage-side bar. A limited number of meet and greets will also be available for purchase.

2020 Big League Weekend Features A’s/Indians and Cubs/Reds at Las Vegas Ballpark

The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics and 2019 Pacific Southern Division Champions, recently announced the schedule for the 2020 Big League Weekend at Las Vegas Ballpark®. Las Vegas Big League Weekend is back!  In 2019, BLW took a one-year hiatus due to construction deadlines and completion of the Las Vegas Ballpark for the PCL season which began in April. The Cleveland Indians will face the Oakland Athletics on Saturday-Sunday, February 29 – March 1. Game times for the Spring Training series are at 1:05 p.m. (PT). The Cincinnati Reds will then face the Chicago Cubs in a two-game series on Saturday-Sunday, March 7-8 at 1:05 p.m. (PT).

Life Is Beautiful Announces 2020 Festival Dates

Life Is Beautiful recently announced its highly anticipated return to Downtown Las Vegas – Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 20 – for the 2020 edition of Las Vegas’ premier music, arts, culinary and comedy festival. For the eighth year in a row, Life Is Beautiful will take over 18 city blocks of the urban streets of Downtown Las Vegas for three nights of unparalleled talent, world-renowned culinary offerings, experiential artists and more.

Las Vegas Welcomes New Nonstop Flight From Paris

The first nonstop LEVEL flight from Paris to Las Vegas arrived at McCarran International Airport on October 30, 2019 with a water arches salute. LEVEL, the low-cost long-haul airline from IAG and sister airline to Aer Lingus, British Airways and Bueling, will operate two nonstop flights per week on Wednesday and Sunday. LEVEL has the Airbus A330-200 based in Paris Orly, configured with 293 seats in Economy and 21 Premium seats. On board, each passenger has a plug or USB socket, a high-definition digital screen with complimentary films and TV shows, high-speed WiFi, and a complete catering offer.

Din Tai Fung Expands Soup Dumpling Empire to Las Vegas at ARIA Resort & Casino

The soup dumplings once described by the late Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Gold as “small miracles” will find a new home as Din Tai Fung announces its first Las Vegas location, joining the stellar culinary line-up at ARIA Resort & Casino in 2020. The esteemed Taiwanese dumpling and noodle house, with more than 170 restaurants in 13 countries, will debut in the former ARIA Café space mid-to-late next year.

The Front Yard at Ellis Island Casino Hotel & Brewery Debuts

Ellis Island Casino Hotel & Brewery, a veritable Vegas landmark for more than 50 years, is thrilled to announce the highly-anticipated opening of The Front Yard, the property’s new beer garden, restaurant and entertainment venue, on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Situated along Koval Lane, the two-story venue offers a casual brewpub atmosphere with a premium bar and full-service restaurant showcasing Ellis family favorite recipes such as house-cured bacon and brisket, and dishes incorporating craft beers from its own Ellis Island Brewery. The Front Yard will also feature a variety of brews straight from Ellis Island Brewery to the tap, serving fresh beers that rotate seasonally.

BANKSY: GENIUS OR VANDAL? Makes U.S. Debut on the Famed Las Vegas Strip

EMS Entertainment, the world-renowned exhibition producer, is proud to announce the U.S. debut of BANKSY: GENIUS OR VANDAL?, the unofficial Banksy exhibition featuring the mysterious street artist’s famous works from private collectors. BANKSY: GENIUS OR VANDAL? recently opened at Immersion Vegas, the new immersive entertainment venue at Fashion Show at 3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd on the famed Las Vegas Strip. The exhibition is a limited engagement and will run through Sunday, April 5, 2020.

Vegas Golden Knights Announce Name of New Community Arena

Vegas Golden Knights Chairman and CEO Bill Foley recently announced the Golden Knights and BT SUPPLIES WEST INC have signed a long-term partnership agreement to name the new Vegas Golden Knights community arena in Henderson, Nevada where BT Supplies West Inc. maintains its corporate headquarters. The new facility will officially be named “Lifeguard Arena in Henderson.” As part of the agreement, BT Supplies West Inc., and its affiliated company L & M Foodservice Inc., two leading suppliers of a wide variety of disposable and reusable paper goods and janitorial supplies and equipment, will be rebranding both companies over the upcoming months, and both will be rebranded as Lifeguard Industrial and Home Supplies, in time for the planned grand opening of the new Vegas Golden Knights community arena.

Mondays Dark Celebrates Six Years and $1 Million Raised

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. This anniversary event also celebrates hitting the $1 million mark of raising funds for Las Vegas’ philanthropic organizations. Mondays Dark will announce the 2020 charity lineup at the anniversary event, with another 21 local charities in store. 2020 will be a monumental year for Mondays Dark, as the event surpasses the $1 million raised for Las Vegas non-profits.

CeeLo Green Limited Engagement Announced at Flamingo Las Vegas

Five-time Grammy® Award winner CeeLo Green will return to the Las Vegas Strip to perform a limited engagement at Flamingo Las Vegas. The entertainer will take the stage starting March 24, 2020. Featuring live musicians, “CeeLo Green: Man In The Mirror” will highlight songs from the artist’s incredible repertoire including “Forget You” and “Crazy” alongside unique takes on hits from the past few decades. The 16 performances are set for March, April and August 2020.

Diana Ross Returns to Wynn Las Vegas with New “DIANA ROSS” Residency Show

Wynn Las Vegas is excited to announce the return of iconic singer Diana Ross with six new performances in April 2020. Ross will present her new residency show, “DIANA ROSS” at Wynn Las Vegas’ Encore Theater on select dates from April 8 through 18 at 8 p.m. Ross’s legendary career in the entertainment industry spans more than 50 years and includes successes in music, film, television, theater and fashion. Among countless accolades, Ross is a multi-time American Music Awards winner, has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2012 received the GRAMMY Awards’ highest recognition: the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Karaoke Goes Glam with First Karaoke Lounge on The Vegas Strip

Sing your heart out at KAMU – Ultra Karaoke, the first high-end karaoke club on the Las Vegas Strip and the most ‘note’-able in the world. Boasting an unrivaled experience with the ultimate in luxury and technology, KAMU is how Vegas does karaoke. Get ready to be the next rock star or pop sensation in the comfort of KAMU’s private, upscale singing suites beginning in early February 2020 at the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, in the Palazzo Tower.

Eric Wynalda to Remain as Lights FC Manager

Lights FC recently announced that United States soccer legend Eric Wynalda has signed a contract to remain as the team’s manager for the 2020 USL Championship season. Las Vegas Lights Football Club improved in almost every statistical category during Wynalda’s first year as a head coach in the league, narrowly missing out on a playoff berth. Under Wynalda’s leadership, Las Vegas became one of the best home teams in the Western Conference by winning 9 games at Cashman Field in 2019. Defensively the Lights ranked as the ninth-best in the West after being the fourth worst (out of 33 teams) in USL during the team’s inaugural year.

Gordon Ramsay Steak Debuts New Design and Menu at Paris Las Vegas

Celebrated multi-Michelin star chef and television personality, Gordon Ramsay, is introducing an array of modern menu items and a lighter aesthetic in ambiance at his flagship restaurant on the famous Las Vegas Strip, Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas. New items including a vegetarian and vegan menu, softer décor elements, enhanced lighting, additional seating in the lounge and increased options for private dining can now be experienced at the widely popular restaurant. Other noteworthy design features, led by EDG Interior Architecture + Design, include new original artwork and photography, a Vegas-themed wall-art steer, 3D art sculptures, new chairs, booths, enhanced atmospheric lighting and sound, new carpet, kitchen equipment and a new statement piece – a backlit knife wall that can now be found in all of the new regional Gordon Ramsay Steak restaurants.

Twist to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on Las Vegas Strip

Celebrated Chef Pierre Gagnaire will visit Twist at Waldorf Astoria for a special dinner in honor of the restaurant’s 10-year anniversary. Perched on the 23rd floor of Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire will commemorate its tenth anniversary in grand fashion with a special menu prepared by Michelin Star Chef Pierre Gagnaire himself. For two days only, January 3-4, join Chef Gagnaire for the exclusive Diamond Anniversary Dinner at the chef’s first and only restaurant in North America. Inspired by Twist’s first menu, the six-course journey will feature a trio of langoustine, Chef Gagnaire’s signature zezette bouillon with multi colored gnocchi and a roasted venison saddle with juniper and grand veneur ice cream. Guests can also indulge in an optional champagne pairing offered by Moet Hennessy. Menu is $250 per person, exclusive of champagne pairing, tax & gratuity.

Witkoff Appoints Bobby Baldwin Vice Chairman of Witkoff and Chief Executive Officer of Drew Las Vegas

Witkoff has named Bobby Baldwin, renowned gaming executive, as Vice Chairman of Witkoff and Chief Executive Officer of Drew Las Vegas, a 67-story resort and casino in development on the Las Vegas Strip. Baldwin assumed his new role immediately. Partnering with a highly respected industry leader signals Witkoff’s commitment to the long-term success of Drew, which will set the standard for next-generation Las Vegas luxury, and to the destination overall. With nearly 3,800 rooms, the resort will introduce a truly unique take on the Las Vegas experience, featuring a state-of-the-art casino, an innovative collection of restaurants, shops, and pools, vibrant nightlife options, and groundbreaking spa and wellness offerings.

Swoop Introduces New Nonstop Flights to Las Vegas

Swoop, Canada’s ultra-low-fare airline and subsidiary of WestJet Airlines Ltd., recently launched a series of inaugural flights from Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG), including nonstop service to McCarran International Airport (LAS). Flights are now available for booking through to April 2020.

Courtesy Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

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).