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The Internets are starting to go cray cray (slipping into our assumed Britney speak) with news that Caesars Entertainment has reportedly invited employees to "come play a part in the biggest announcement in Las Vegas Entertainment History" on September 17.
VegasChatter Questions / Fremont Street Experience / Downtown / Music / Downtown Vegas / Fremont Street / → All Tags
The latest query comes from Chip C. who wants to know how often the Fremont Street Experience mixes things up:
When will the Fremont Experience change the content of their lightshow? The KISS show has been up there for years! It would be nice if they would select other genres of music too.
Finding things to do in Vegas is never a difficult task, but finding the right things to do isn't always as simple. This is where you guys come in. We got a question from a reader asking for some help regarding piano bars.
As we have gotten older (we) have been gravitating to the piano bars. We want an after-wedding dinner party at a piano bar but don't know which one.
Now, while VegasChatter prides itself in being your all-knowing, one-stop-shop for Vegas news and insight, we've admittedly been off the piano bar circuit of late. So, let's all help Bob together, shall we?
Downtown Vegas / Music / Festivals / Events / Downtown / Life is Beautiful / → All Tags
One of the things we love about Downtown Vegas is the non-Strip room rates. So, it can be pretty shocking to fire up the booking engine of a downtown hotel and see this staring back at you:
Rates at the Golden Gate for the weekend of life is beautiful are listed at $699 a night. Is that a joke??
That note sent to us by shocked VegasChatter fan Kevin B. a week ago. The inaugural, but monster Life is Beautiful music festival will bring a huge slate of bands and star chefs to downtown October 26-27.
Entertainment / Shows / Bands / Dollface / Excalibur / Music / Free Vegas / → All Tags
Rarely will we, or anyone for that matter, recommend you go out of your way to visit Excalibur. But, that's exactly what we're going to do, so you know this has be good.
Why? To take in the sights and sounds of the all-female cover band, Dollface. Tucked away in a corner just off the casino floor at The Lounge, the ladies of Dollface rock out four nights a week (Thursday through Sunday) from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
You'll hear songs ranging from classics (Journey's Don't Stop Believing) to pop hits (Lady Gaga's Bad Romance) and even the occasional one hit wonder (PSY's Gangnam Style). And, while the draw of a sexy chick riding a fake horse and rapping in perfect Korean should sell you on its own, there's so much more to Dollface.
Events / Music / iHeartRadio / MGM Grand / The Lot / Luxor Festival Grounds / Name Changes / → All Tags
Even in its inaugural year, tickets to the iHeartRadio Music Festival sold out in minutes. 10 minutes, to be exact. So, you know your game will need to be on point when tickets go on sale this Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m. PST.
The giant two-day concert will once again return to MGM Grand for its third year September 20-21. Acts will include Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, J. Cole, Elton John, Muse, Tiësto, Chris Brown, Keith Urban, fun., Miguel, Bruno Mars, Phoenix, Zedd, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Ke$ha, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Benny Benassi, as well as a joint performance by Queen and Adam Lambert.
Britney Spears / Caesars Entertainment / Casinos / Music / Vegas Rumors / Vegas Residencies / → All Tags
We're always paying attention to what's happening in casinos, from the obvious and random to the subtle. It's nice to overhear a cocktail waitress a few tables away getting ready to take our drink order or see her when she's at the end of the pit ready to deliver a delicious libation. The latter makes shuffling through our pocket to get a tip less rushed.
Our keen hearing also means that it is rare for us to hear a song in a casino that we haven't heard before. It happens every now and again, but the Shazam app on our iPhone makes it so it only happens once. Last week, this writer spent a lot of time bouncing between different Caesars Entertainment casinos and, between various songs featuring Pitbull or Train, heard A LOT of Britney Spears.
There was an uneven and awesome amount of Britney in our ears. Unlike the majority of the current music played, the Britney songs ranged through her entire career from "Hit Me Baby One More Time" to her newest single "Ooh La La". Yes, this is Britney and we love us some Britney and have zero complaints about hearing extra Britney. This was not a bad thing, but the amount of Britney being played stood out.
Music / Concerts / Events / The Cosmopolitan / Boulevard Pool / → All Tags
Standing ankle-deep in translucent water overlooking the flash and glow of the Las Vegas Strip, cold beer in hand, as the Caesars Palace Fourth of July fireworks spectacular crackled, boomed and illuminated the desert sky, this writer couldn't help but smile at the thought of what the rest of the night would bring. The calendar read Thursday, signaling both the arrival of the weekend and our weekly foray into the splash and dance of the Set Your Life To Music summer concert series at The Cosmopolitan's Boulevard Pool.
Every Thursday evening, the Boulevard Pool transforms from one of the city's trendiest sun and soak destinations into one of the country's most unique concert venues, with a stage that will eventually play host to 29 different musical acts ranging from indie-pop and hip-hop to R&B. Tickets are cheap, barbeque is served, pools remain filled. The atmosphere is simultaneously electric and loose, with space to relax, crowds to bounce with and views to savor.
Editor's Note: Most of us here at VegasChatter are more around the 'get off our lawn' age of our lives. You won't find us at the club so much anymore, nor tweeting each other about the DJ we can't wait to see. However, that doesn't mean we don't like to get down at all, anymore. Last year, Richard Lane ventured to Electric Daisy Carnival and noted some must-read survival strategies for this year, including the all important, put your hands up. Pretty much constantly. This year, he's passed the torch to our Joe Fortenbaugh, who's normally found on the golf course or ringside at the big fight. Joe shares his thoughts as he prepares to EDC it for the first time.
I'm 32 years old with an ever-expanding waistline and a rapidly thinning swash of auburn hair that continuously threatens its secession from a once-proud union. My afternoon runs are more laborious than ever before, with plodding now a more suitable and accurate descriptor than striding. Once the most important acronym of my existence, the significance of a GPA has since been replaced by the monthly monitoring of my LDL.
I'm getting old.
Events / Music / MGM Grand / EDM / → All Tags
Ordinarily, we wouldn't alert you to a two-day electronic dance music event, four months ahead of time. Except this looks a little out of the ordinary. European dance music event creators Sensation will be bringing their "Ocean of White" concept to MGM Grand for two nights in October. It's the first time the company has toured the U.S.
The white part of the name is part of the interest. Every attendee must only wear white clothing. Only. "Mandatory," they say. Secondly, they are bringing more than a little Cirque du Soleil spectacle to their performances. Set pieces, aerialists, dancers, light show, lots and lots of weird floaty things. Lots. We've included the promotional trailer that won us over. Yeah, they make film trailers for concerts now.
Construction / Luxor / Luxor Festival Grounds / Events / Music / Concerts / Food / → All Tags
We've been so engrossed with
what's not happening at the SkyVue Las Vegas Super Wheel that, on a recent drive down Las Vegas Boulevard, we failed to see what's starting to occur next door. It took a recent article in the RJ by Vegas gossip Norm Clarke to make us stop craning our necks upward and swivel our heads to the north instead.
Above is a photo of the Luxor Festival Grounds; right now, a fancy name slapped onto what's basically a 15-acre parking lot across from everyone's favorite pryamid. Recently, though, MGM Resorts gained government approval to convert the area into true event space, for everything from concerts to food fests. You may already be familiar with the plot of land if you attended the 48 Hour Festival or Redbull Soundclash in years past. Scaffolding and rigging for a future event now can be seen amassing across the way in another vacant lot.
The Linq / Construction / Music / Events / Brooklyn Bowl / → All Tags
News about the Strip's Linq has been tightly controlled so we were surprised to see a piece in the West Virginia Gazette over the weekend about one of its major players. Brooklyn Bowl, famous in the NYC for rolling a bowling alley, nightclub and concert venue into a single hipster destination, will open its second locale here in Vegas next year.
We've already known that Sin City's Brooklyn Bowl will bring 32 lanes and multiple stories to the Linq, but the article, penned by Jim Balow, dishes several more details: