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Jammin' On The One In Vegas

April 16, 2014 at 9:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

Is your friend raving non-stop today about how amazing the Lorde concert was last night at The Cosmo? Don't fret. There are more than enough ways to rock out in Vegas not only this spring, but throughout the summer.

The Cosmopolitan's Valley to Vegas music series still has a few more acts for the people to enjoy and, beyond that, there are concert lineups by Mandalay Bay, Red Rock Resort, Fremont Street Experience and others to jam into your schedule. Here's a rundown of who's on tap, when and where:

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We Honestly Love You, Olivia... And Your New Show, Too!

Where: 3555 S Las Vegas Blvd [map], 89109
April 16, 2014 at 3:08 PM | by | Comments (3)

Everyone seems to adore Olivia Newton-John. Her image and personality are as treasured as the songs she’s shared. Through decades of stardom (and bouncing back from numerous personal tragedies), Olivia continues to hold a place in our hearts. That was clear on the opening night of her Summer Nights residency at Flamingo.

Olivia Newton-John has been eyeing the Donny and Marie Showroom for quite some time. A previously announced April 2013 opening date was postponed after another sad event in her life. But finally on April 8 last week, she triumphantly strolled onstage with elegance and a voice that has never been stronger. For anyone who’s ever enjoyed an Olivia Newton-John song, Summer Nights will be a perfect evening of entertainment.

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Meat Loaf Is Out, But We'll Have Another Serving Soon

Where: 3667 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
April 9, 2014 at 3:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

Meat Loaf's second run at Planet Hollywood came to an end last night, but if you're bummed you missed him again, word is he's already made plans to return.

We're hearing the rock icon will be Phamous once again early May through late June (starting May 6 and running through June 21) so watch for new ticket sales if you've been meaning to go. Meat Loaf is part of the resort's Rocktails and Cocktails music series which is kinda like a concert mixed with storytelling. The Jacksons were also a part of the series, but just ended their run at Planet Hollywood early. In their case, we're not expecting a return.

Update: Well, that escalated quickly. Dates are confirmed via Ticketmaster.

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This Is The Week Vegas Goes Country

April 1, 2014 at 9:32 PM | by | Comments (0)

The actual event is sold out, but there are lots of ways to get a little bit whole lotta country in Las Vegas leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards airing live from MGM Grand Sunday, April 6.

The ACM week kick-off party will take place Thursday, April 3 at The Linq and is free to the public. Hunter Hayes will headline the event which will also feature a country market, food trucks, a fun zone, and more. Rock out starting at 6 p.m. that evening. Hunter won't perform until 9:45 p.m., but Sasha McVeigh (6:55 p.m.), Cole Swindell (7:35 p.m.) and David Nail (8:25 p.m.) will perform before then.

The newly opened High Roller observation wheel will also serve as a dramatic backdrop for the ACM Party for a Cause set for newly created festival grounds just east of The Linq promenade. The music event, starring Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban, will take place April 4-5 and tickets are still available. The only catch is that there are no single-day entries available anymore. Folks looking to jam must now purchase a two-day general admission or VIP pass priced at $73.50 or $275, respectively and including fees. Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, and Cadillac Three will perform Friday while Keith Urban, Jerrod Niemann, Joe Nichols, and Chris Young will perform Saturday. Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday and noon on Saturday.

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Motown Packs The House At South Point On Tuesdays

Where: 9777 S Las Vegas Blvd, [map], 89183
April 1, 2014 at 5:22 PM | by | Comment (1)

Las Vegas nightclubs may be full on any given Tuesday night, but packing a showroom at an off-Strip property pre-hump day is quite a feat. That's not stopping The Magic of Motown & More from rocking the house in South Point's showroom.

The sizable venue was standing room only last Tuesday night when we were invited down to checkout the show. Every seat was filled and crowds even lined the walls to catch the sharply dressed five-piece vocal ensemble, led by Gregg Austin, perform with a talented four-piece band. Each week, various guest performers will join the group.

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Sheryl Crow's Playing WHERE?

Where: 707 Fremont St. [map], 89101
March 27, 2014 at 4:02 PM | by | Comments (7)

When you hear Sheryl Crow is coming to Las Vegas you might wonder if she’s playing the MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay or maybe even Caesars' Colosseum. All would be wrong in this case because she’s actually coming to the Container Park of all places on April 4.

The First Friday Foundation is presenting “An Intimate Performance by Sheryl Crow” and by intimate, they really mean intimate. More used to selling out large arenas, the folksy rocker will play to a much smaller crowd in downtown Vegas.

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New Kids On The Block Announce Four-Night Vegas Residency

March 26, 2014 at 11:24 AM | by | Comments (4)

A third act rumored to be headed to The Axis at Planet Hollywood has been confirmed.

New Kids On The Block have announced a four-night run set for July 10-13, and it will be their only US tour dates this year. Tickets will go on sale April 4 to the general public. VIP meet-and-greet packages will also be available for purchase. People reports that parties and other events will also be arranged for fans.

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Double Barrel Roadhouse Ain't No Dive, And That's Too Bad

Where: 3770 Las Vegas Boulevard South [map], 89109
March 21, 2014 at 5:17 PM | by | Comments (6)

As the resident VegasChatter expert on dive bars and flophouses, this writer perked up at the opening of Double Barrel Roadhouse (DBR) at Monte Carlo. Marketing materials boasted of “the first authentic Roadhouse experience on the Strip” which immediately took me back to the classic Patrick Swayze vehicle, Roadhouse. Images of dusty wooden floors, a band of old guys jammin' Texas blues, and cheap beer (and cheaper women) popped into my head. The fact that this place sits Strip-side on extremely valuable property should have made me realize that wasn’t going to happen, but the heart wants what the heart wants.

DBR is owned and operated by sbe, the LA-based empire run by Sam Nazarian (named Hotelier of the Year by our sister site, HotelChatter). I was certainly skeptical that the company behind Hyde Bellagio could produce a legit roadhouse experience.

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Valley To Vegas Concert Series Gets Set To Rock Cosmo

Where: 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S. [map], 89109
March 21, 2014 at 12:13 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Cosmopolitan made a big splash into the Vegas music scene last summer with the resort’s Set Your Life To Music (SYLTM) concert series that brought acts like Blink-182 and Gary Clark, Jr. to the property’s ultra-cool Boulevard Pool venue.

But the Cosmo’s musical menu wasn’t limited strictly to SYLTM, as a plethora of additional weekday and weekend shows featuring high-profile acts like MGMT, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Cold War Kids, Panic! At The Disco and others stopped by to rock one of the Strip’s most unique and laid-back concert settings.

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Free 'Jazz In The Park' Returning To Downtown

Where: 500 S. Grand Central Parkway [map], 89155
March 20, 2014 at 12:14 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you’re looking for a fun off-Strip activity that won’t break the bank this summer, head to Jazz in the Park. Celebrating its 25th year, the free concert series features the Las Vegas Academy Jazz Combo plus some famous friends.

The Las Vegas Academy Jazz Combo is well-suited to back up the headlining talent on this year’s roster as it is the recipient of more Signature Grammy awards than any other high school fine arts department in the country. The combo also took home top honors at the 2012 Reno Jazz Festival.

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The Sound Of Slot Music

March 18, 2014 at 2:36 PM | by | Comments (3)

Over the past year WMS Gaming has been sneaking around the interwebs dropping little memories of your last visit to the casino. Have you ever walked out of the casino after playing slot machines and not able to get that song out of your head? Well, WMS Gaming makes it so you can find their slot machine songs at home or on your mobile phone with their WMS Slots soundcloud page. Here are some fun samples of their more popular games.

Goldfish Bonus (This is probably the most popular song even if it's not the most played)

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Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden Headed To Planet Hollywood

March 17, 2014 at 12:04 PM | by | Comment (1)

Another big name act rumored to be headed to Planet Hollywood is now official.

Last Tuesday, we shared an anonymous tip that Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, Nine Inch Nails, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry The Cable Guy were all committed to being Phamous. On Friday, we received our first confirmation when the Backstreet Boys announced a summer tour would stop at The Axis May 30-31.

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