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Another Thing to Check Out at The Cosmopolitan? Free Concerts!

January 5, 2011 at 6:04 PM | by | ()

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

It may be hard to believe, but not all of us were gaga when The Cosmopolitan opened last month. Sure, the shiny new toy is pretty, but we have other priorities like gambling, shows and eating .

So how does The Cosmo stack up in terms of our priorities? We've explored some of the restaurants and have liked what we've seen, or rather, eaten. (Especially at Holstein's. On the casino floor, we've also found decent video poker and blackjack games.

But what has us really excited are the concerts. We've learned that the Cosmo's sportsbook also has a stage--hence the name Book and Stage, with FREE concerts. These free shows aren't featuring another 80's pop cover band, but they will showcase young, nationally touring indie rock bands. These are easily bands that could charge $15-20 per show, but at the Cosmopolitan they're free.

While Book and Stage rarely seems to be showing sports when we walk by, we're stoked to have the opportunity to to see some of these bands play in a swank lounge for free with about 150 of our newest friends. Here's a look at the next month of shows.

· Best Coast: 1/5-1/8
· Jeremy Cornwell: 1/9-1/12
· Fitz and the Tantrums, 1/13-1/16
· Aloe Blacc: 1/19-1/22
· Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears: 1/26-1/29
· Eli Paperboy Reed and the True Loves: 2/3-2/6
· Davy Knowles and Back Door Slam: 2/10-2/13
· Alex Boyd: 2/17-2/20
· Ryan Shaw: 2/23-2/26

We're most looking forward to the blues rock of Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears and the indie doo wop sounds of Fitz and the Tantrums. We're stoked that this is even music even our parents could get into!

Combine these free concerts with decent video poker and blackjack and good restaurants we may have a new favorite strip destination!

Shows will be updated on the Cosmopolitan's Facebook page.

Archived Comments:

I'm no genius... believe me

Why hasn't this been thought of before?  It's something that could easily have been done at say, Carnaval Court.  But, maybe I'm wrong.  


The only new concept is bringing in indie bands instead of cover bands.  It makes a lot of sense with the target audience of hipsters vs. 40-50 somethings (AKA gamblers).

Even though I'm a gambler, I like good music.  I wonder if the costs are similar to cover bands.  I hope so, because I'd like more! :)

@ EastCoastGambler

I agree.  I like listening to lounge acts and cover bands just fine, but to bring in new indie talent is a great idea.  I hope this catches on.