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Our favorite time of the year? When it's nothing but one holiday after another! Memorial Day Weekend. Fourth of July Weekend. Labor Day Weekend. Pure (party time) bliss. And, with the first holiday weekend coming up fast, we couldn't wait any longer to check out what's on tap for Vegas May 24-27:
LIGHT nightclub opens May 24
DAYLIGHT Beach Club debuts May 24
Michael Jackson ONE launches May 23 (starting at $69)
Snoop Lion performs at Mandalay Bay Beach May 25 ($50)
Bell Biv DeVoe performs at Mandalay Bay Beach May 26 ($32.50)
We've finally found The Cosmopolitan's future 50,000-square-foot, 3,000-seat theater. Found it? Did we lose it? Kind of.
The Chelsea should open by the end of this year. It was originally planned to debut in sync with The Cosmopolitan back in 2010. It didn't. Instead, the resort mothballed the concept and has made do with the Chelsea Ballroom, a large convention space with a stage and temporary seating. Some locals hate it, but we've personally never had a problem with it just as we've enjoyed all the live events we've attended at the Cosmo. (The Chelsea Ballroom will naturally be changing its name.)
Over the last couple of years we'd heard a bunch of stories surrounding the abandoned ghost theater. Plans, negotiations, dreams. And, periodically, we'd go searching for where it might have been. And, there's not a hint of it. We were truly stumped.
VegasChatter Reviews / Events / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / Fremont Country Club / Music / → All Tags
Hoping that downtown's newest live music venue just suffered from opening night jitters, we headed back recently to see Alkaline Trio, Bayside, and Off With Their Heads. As soon as we got out of the El Cortez parking lot, we saw the line of concert goers snaking around the block. Not ones for waiting in lines, we sauntered over to Park on Fremont for their incredible shot and a beer special. Sitting in the sun on their gorgeous patio while sipping on a Stiegl Grapefruit Radler started the night off perfectly. We left with a slight buzz and ready to rock out.
Concerts / Music / Events / Mandalay Bay / Mandalay Bay Beach / Fremont Street / Fremont Street Experience / Downtown / Downtown Vegas / → All Tags
As the last of the Vegas pools prepare to open and the outdoor concert lineups start to roll out, we know we're getting pretty damn close to summer.
Mandalay Bay and the Fremont Street Experience have released their initial lineups, and there will no doubt be more shows announced as we get closer to Memorial Day (Fremont is apparently still working on their plans for July, for example). So, get your blankets and bathing suits, or in Fremont's case your flip flops and yard-longs, ready!
Here's the rundown on what's already booked, and we'll be sure to update the list as more shows pop up:
Entertainment / Shows / Music / Jabbawockeez / Luxor / PRiSM / Rio Las Vegas / Chippendales / Ian Ziering / Plaza / Centerfolds of Magic / Taya Parker / Bonkerz / The Scintas / The D Hotel / → All Tags
A spate of new show announcements may have you making some changes to your Vegas list. Or, not.
At Luxor, we finally know when Jabbawockeez will break it down in a new, built just for them showroom. Their also new production, PRiSM, will launch May 18. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 19 and will start at $55. Purchase via luxor.com. A whole new show is promised. This will be Jabbawockeez's third home in Vegas having performed at Monte Carlo and MGM Grand previously.
Music / Events / Concerts / Rolling Stones / MGM Grand / → All Tags
If you can't wait to see the Rolling Stones in Vegas this May, start limbering up those fingers. The public on-sale begins this Friday, April 19 at noon. (Although, if you hold a Citi card, you can take advantage of the pre-sale now through Thursday at 10 p.m.)
Ticket pricing will range from $150 to $750, not counting taxes and fees. Although, the Stones have been releasing specially priced $85 seats as each city on the tour goes on sale so there's no reason to assume that won't be the case for Vegas, too. But, don't think you can scoop up tix on the cheap and sale them at a premium. The Stones are implementing "strict anti-scalper measures" that mean once you pick-up your tickets, you'll be escorted immediately into the MGM Grand Arena.
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This one will sell out in a few nanoseconds.
The Rolling Stones have announced an eight city US tour (and one stop in Canada, eh) and Vegas is on the list, baby!
They'll bring 50 and Counting to MGM Grand on May 11. The stop will be their fourth on their list, hitting LA, Oakland and San Jose first before stopping in Sin City and continuing on to Anaheim, Toronto, Chicago, Boston and Philly. Said the pursed lips one:
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In Vegas, not every live music act requires payment and accompanying service fees. Here's where to rock out without having to pull your wallet out. Unless, of course, you can't talk your friends or that hot stranger into buying you drinks...
*Click on the name of the performer, group or band to hear them first before you head on down.
Commonwealth (Fremont East in Downtown Vegas)
Live Music Sundays
March 24: Love Hate Away
March 31: Donacat
April 7: Life Is Beautiful Music Showcase to include: Moondog Matinee, The Dirty Hooks, Avalon Landing, and more; 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Celebs in Vegas / Tim McGraw / Music / Events / Vegas Residencies / Venetian / → All Tags
We might be leading some readers into uncharted Vegas collecting circles with this update. We previously shared details of Cirque du Soleil's unusual KŔ comic book. Now, word has reached us that today is the release date of a comic book biography of a Vegas Strip star. Not Elton John, Rod Stewart, Cher, or Donny and Marie, who've all previously been given a four color once over.
To our surprise, Tim McGraw has lived a life big enough to merit an illustrated biography, and the plot explains how he "rose from humble beginnings to win his place as the slickest voice in the West." Just released “FAME: Tim McGraw,” spans 40 pages. We wondered if it makes mention of he and wife Faith Hill's Venetian residency. It does.
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Electric Daisy Carnival will return to Vegas June 21-23 for the third year in a row. And, although fans freaked out when early bird tickets sold out in under an hour back in November, three-day passes are still available should you decide to get your rave on, too. (No single-day tickets this year.) For those over 21 years of age, VIP tickets are $500 plus a $48.75 fee. Or, general admission it with a $289 package, plus a $37.15 service fee. And, tack on a $7 shipping fee to both of those as well.
The event is scheduled for two weeks later than it was held in 2012 in order to avoid the winds that caused acts to be canceled at last year's show. Despite that, we still had a blast and highly suggest you attend if you like electronic music, dancing nearly naked with strangers until five in the morning under the desert sky, and can put your hands up. (As we learned last year, the latter is quite insisted on.)
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We almost don't want to tell you the plot of Raiding The Rock Vault at LVH. Perhaps, we should quickly introduce it and then never speak of it again. That's how the producers and the script manage it. But, it's such an odd gimmick, dumping a reminder on the stage for the whole performance, we'll have to let you in on the problem.
We were the first to tell you about this show, and we'll be the first to review it. A core band of rock musicians play classic rock songs chosen from 1965 to 1988 adding their own touches to the originals. Some of their former bands will be known to you, even if many of the individual musicians on stage won't. We heard and witnessed some confusion post-performance about who did exactly what in the show. And who, what and where they might have heard them do that thing they once did. Back in the day. You probably didn't, truth be told. It was probably the other guy.
Fremont Street is filled with
creepy characters and street performers, but not many have stopped us in our tracks for all the right reasons. The safe sax guy draws a crowd as do random dance groups or magician types. Then there's (nearly) naked Indian dude and fat guy in a little g-string that attract a lot of eyeballs, but tends to scare large crowds off. But, how many acts on Fremont have wowed you long after the Experience lights have gone dark for the night?
For us the answer is apparently not many since a recent act that stopped us in our tracks was the first that drove us to write 'em up. You may have guessed that from the title, though.