• 05-JUN-2015

Las Vegas Entertainment

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GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT OVERVIEW
 
Las Vegas is called the “Entertainment Capital of the World” for good reason. Since its Rat Pack days, the destination has been associated with legendary shows, entertainers, spectaculars, world-renowned concert headliners, Broadway-caliber productions, award-winning magicians and only-in-Vegas production shows.
 
Today, the Las Vegas entertainment scene still has plenty of classic glamour, but it has evolved to include so much more.
 
COMING SOON
 
Six-time GRAMMY Award-winner, Golden Globe Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee superstar entertainer Lady Gaga will bring her one-of-a-kind talent and creativity to the stage at Park Theater at Park MGM for a two-year, multi-date love affair with Las Vegas, beginning in December 2018. Designed specifically for this intimate venue, the residency will highlight Lady Gaga’s iconic energy and raw talent with performances of her top hits including “Poker Face,” “Bad Romance,” “Born This Way,” and many more.
 
Multi-platinum recording artist and global icon Gwen Stefani will make her “Sweet Escape” to the Las Vegas Strip with an exclusive headlining residency show, beginning Wednesday, June 27.  “Gwen Stefani – Just a Girl” will have audiences going “B-A-N-A-N-A-S” while performing her chart-topping hits such as “Hollaback Girl,” “Rich Girl” and more inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. 
 
One of Hollywood’s most iconic stars is coming to the Las Vegas Strip in Marilyn! The New Musical, an original musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. The show will open at Paris Las Vegas with preview performances beginning May 23 and a grand opening June 1, just in time for Marilyn’s birthday.
 
Mariah Carey, the iconic singer and best-selling female artist of all time with over 200 million records sold, will return to Las Vegas with an all-new headlining residency, “The Butterfly Returns” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace beginning Thursday, July 5, 2018.
 
Singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Stevie Wonder announced “The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music,” a limited engagement at Park Theater at Park MGM August 3, 4, 8, 10 and 11, 2018 at 8 p.m. Stevie Wonder is one of the most celebrated and prominent figures in popular music who, at the age of 12, was the youngest recording artist to have achieved a No. 1 single with “Fingertips, Part 2”. To date he has amassed 49 Top Forty singles, 32 No. 1 singles and worldwide sales of more than 100 million units. Stevie has won 25 Grammy Awards, the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.
 
After multiple sold-out weekends, legendary singer and composer Van Morrison is returning to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for a five-night engagement in 2019. The British R&B icon is scheduled to perform Friday, January 25 through Saturday, February 2. The shows are presented jointly by AEG Presents and Caesars Entertainment.
 
HEADLINING RESIDENTS
 
Pop juggernauts the Backstreet Boys will continue to prove Backstreet’s back during their exclusive Las Vegas residency, “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life,” inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Audiences are captivated as Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson take the stage with a one-of-a-kind, over-the-top production made exclusively for the Vegas stage. The show, promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, further cements Las Vegas as the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”
 
GRAMMY®, TONY®, and EMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician, Barry Manilow returned to Las Vegas with a brand-new stage production to perform his extensive catalog of hits as the exclusive headliner at the Westgate International Theater at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The legendary entertainer will return to where he previously made his spectacular residency debut on February 24, 2005. The 85-minute show will celebrate his well-loved greatest hits.
 
Four-time Grammy Award-winning R&B vocal group Boyz II Men began an extended residency at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in early 2013. The trio, featuring baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman, perform in the Terry Fator Theatre.
 
Celine at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is a glamorous show featuring Celine Dion’s biggest hits directed by famed Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich. Celine, one of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history, has sold almost 250 million records during her more than 30-year career. She has earned five GRAMMY Awards, two Academy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 20 Juno Awards (Canada) and an astonishing 40 Felix Awards (Quebec). 
 
Cher, the Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning Goddess of Pop, has partnered with AEG Live and MGM Resorts International to present CLASSIC CHER, a series of special concerts exclusive to North America, which began in February 2017. Known for extravagant stage spectacles, breathtaking costumes and dynamic performances, Cher’s over-the-top show takes place at MGM Resorts’ newest live entertainment venue, Park Theater at Park MGM.
 
Get up close with Carlos Santana at House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. The venue is proud to present An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live. Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world's best-known musical signatures.
 
Superstar siblings, Donny & Marie Osmond have been performing their stage spectacular, Donny & Marie, at the Flamingo Las Vegas since 2008. Having been in show business since they were young children, the duo have recorded multiple albums, toured the world and hosted their famed television variety show. Their timeless roster of material is captured in this homage, showing off their well-known pop duets and covers, as well as solo numbers.
 
King of Country Music George Strait extended Strait to Vegas, his exclusive concert series at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, adding dates in December 2018. Exclusively performing in Las Vegas, the country icon will wow audiences with all 60 of his No. 1 hits during the limited engagement, which will consist of four weekends of back-to-back performances. During the December performances, Strait will also welcome special guests Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen.
 
Located at the Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Jennifer Lopez: All I Have is a spectacular show featuring Lopez’s hit songs including “On The Floor,” “Jenny From The Block,” “Get Right” and “Love Don’t Cost A Thing.” Ending in September 2018, the truly unique production is supported by a five-piece live band and 16 dancers showcasing extravagant costumes and state-of-the-art technology in sets, lighting, video and special effects, the audience experiences Lopez up close and personal, yet larger than life. 
 
Multi-platinum-selling artist, four-time GRAMMY Award-winner and music icon, Lionel Richie, returns to Las Vegas with his headlining residency show, “Lionel Richie - All the Hits,” inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The show, promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, will feature a set list of Lionel’s brightest and best anthems, including “All Night Long,” “Hello,” “Stuck on You,” “Say You, Say Me,” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.”
 
REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas is a culmination of the friendship and musical admiration Reba, Brooks & Dunn have shared since first touring together in 1993. The two-hour production at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace features more than 30 action-packed hits backed by a band of 10 players from both of their touring bands. The set includes solo and joint performances of their signature tracks including “Fancy,” “My Maria” and “Cowgirls Don’t Cry,” as well as many surprises. 
 
One of the most intriguing and impactful entertainers of all time, multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Ricky Martin began his Las Vegas headlining residency at the new Park Theater on April 5, 2017. After performing in all seven continents over the last three years around the globe, Martin is well-known for his high-energy and thrilling performances that have captivated millions of people throughout the world. Martin’s compelling repertoire includes his greatest and current hits and multiple costume changes, making it one of the most exciting events to come to Vegas.
 
Since his residency debut in 2011, Rod Stewart has taken Las Vegas audiences by storm with high-energy performances of his iconic hits. Backed by a 13-piece band, the legendary rocker moves and grooves in his record-breaking Rod Stewart: The Hits at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
 
Las Vegas actor, singer, entertainer legend, Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton has made his return to the stage after more than five years with his all-new and original production, “Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal.” Newton sings crowd favorites including platinum record hit, “Danke Schoen,” as well as engage with the audience by answering questions, making for a truly extraordinary experience at Bally’s Las Vegas.
 
SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS
 
John Fogerty Performs His Songs From Creedence Clearwater Revival celebrates the music legend’s remarkable career spanning more than 50 years. Through exclusive footage and personal stories, the intimate show taking place at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. Attendees will enjoy performances of iconic Creedence Clearwater Revival classics as well as Fogerty’s solo hits including “Fortunate Son,” “Centerfield,” “Down on the Corner,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” and many more.
 
PRODUCTION SHOWS
 
Season 9 winner of NBC’s "America’s Got Talent,” magician Mat Franco takes the stage at the LINQ Hotel & Casino, offering a fresh, fun, and feel-good twist on magic that defies all expectations.
 
Starring some of the world’s top award-winning magicians, Masters of Illusion is a 21st century magic show that is unlike anything before. Filled with modern illusions and arts of deception, the thrilling stage show will amaze audiences with nightly performances at Bally’s Las Vegas.
 
Journey on a trip to a new dimension of entertainment with OPIUM, the newest show at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. From the creators of Absinthe, OPIUM is a fast, funny and funky stage show packed with various circus acts, breathtaking acrobatics, hilarious personalities and much more.
 
Hailed as the most inventive and daring show to open on the Strip in years, Absinthe combines cabaret and acrobatics in this provocative variety show. Once inside the white tent, guests are transported to a whole different world. Absinthe, located in a big top tent at Caesars Palace, is the fantastical blend of carnival and spectacle, featuring wild, outlandish acts on an intimate, circular stage. Though this racy adults-only show is downright hilarious, it’s definitely not for timid audiences. It has all the elements of an R-rated movie, but with more glam and allure.
 
Promising a twist on the typical Las Vegas night, “BAZ – A Musical Mash-up” debuted in the redesigned Palazzo Theatre last year. This new generation cabaret is a high-energy movie-music mash-up of the world’s most iconic love stories, as imagined by famed film visionary, Baz Luhrmann.  Inspired by Luhrmann’s signature take on “Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge,” “The Great Gatsby,” and “Strictly Ballroom” this theatrical concert features soul-stirring and stunning performances from an ensemble cast and band.
 
Inspired by “Magic Mike” and “Magic Mike XXL,” the new MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS production will offer a complete re-imagination of the male revue based on the hit movies. Conceived and directed by Channing Tatum, the show promises an immersive, first-class entertainment experience complete with sexy and daring themed dance routines and one-of-a-kind acts from a diverse cast of performers. The sizzling spectacular opened Thursday, March 30 at Club Domina, the real-life version of the club at the foundation of XXL, located inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
 
The estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil joined forces to create a show based on the music and songs of Michael Jackson. In collaboration with the estate of Michael Jackson, Cirque du Soleil has created a visual spectacle set to the incomparable music of the King of Pop in Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.
 
Cirque du Soleil also offers a variety of shows that will delight all guests. Mystère at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino is celebrating more than 20 years on the Las Vegas Strip. “O” at Bellagio Las Vegas was the troupe’s first foray into aquatic theater, featuring a cast of 81 artists performing in and above a pool containing 1.5 million gallons of water. at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino defies gravity and performs on a vertical stage. The Beatles LOVE at The Mirage Hotel & Casino is based on the music of The Beatles and is presented in a custom-built theater featuring 360-degree seating. Criss Angel Mindfreak Live! is a partnership between the master illusionist and Cirque du Soleil showing at Luxor Hotel & Casino.
 
Le Rêve – The Dream has called Wynn Las Vegas home for more than 10 years. To celebrate its anniversary, an artistic team embarked on an 18-month process to introduce a first-of-its-kind four-minute scene that incorporates spectacular fire, water and projection technologies. The show features an ambitious blend of aerial acrobatics, provocative choreography, powerful performances and elaborate effects.
 
Also calling Harrah’s Las Vegas home is Menopause the Musical. “The Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change” empowers audiences of all ages with its parodies of classic songs of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s in a show filled with memorable characters, optimism and laughter. Hot flashes, mood swings and weight gain – no subject is off limits for this show.
 
Jabbawockeez brings its dynamic mix of jaw-dropping choreography, music and special effects to MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Voted “Best Family Show” and “Best All Ages Show,” the awe-inspiring production brings audiences up close and personal with the world’s most influential dance crew.
 
Legends in Concert is the longest-running independently owned production show in Las Vegas history. Packed with all-star talent and powerhouse vocals from some of the world’s top tribute artists, the legendary show entertains audiences of all ages. The legend-look-a-likes perform using their own natural voices and are backed by a live band that rocks the house at the Flamingo Las Vegas.
 
Blue Man Group’s Las Vegas production has returned to where it all began by headlining at the Luxor Hotel & Casino. The move provided Blue Man Group the ability to transform its production into a custom entertainment experience built for maximum impact, with the action and spectacle closer than ever before. Blue Man Group is a colorful, interactive show that playfully incorporates everything from PVC pipes to energetic, percussive music in its productions. Go Behind the Blue for a 90-minute tour onstage to explore the pre-set and variety of instruments before observing the official sound check and show.
 
The Bad Boys of Magic can be seen at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Penn & Teller offers an edgy mix of comedy and magic involving knives, guns, fire, a gorilla and a showgirl. While Penn and Teller supposedly reveal the secrets to their tricks, they still manage to leave audiences wondering how they do it.
 
Australia’s HUMAN NATURE, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups and a true Las Vegas success story, opens their new show titled” JUKEBOX” at The Venetian Las Vegas. “JUKEBOX” includes the HUMAN NATURE’S foursome backed by a dynamic six-piece band and world-class dancers, as they celebrate a mix of pop classics with doo-wop, boy band with Bandstand, soul standards with Motown… and even some “Uptown Funk.” “JUKEBOX” is not only a playlist of the group’s influences, but some of the most-loved hit songs from the best vocal artists and groups of all time, including “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “Stand By Me,” “Unchained Melody,” “Dance To The Music” and “Under The Boardwalk.”

ENTERTAINMENT VENUES
 
Classic Las Vegas showrooms may offer a close glimpse of superstars with seating that accommodates several hundred to more than 4,000 guests. Event centers and arenas sell out regularly and have featured a myriad of celebrity acts, including U2, The Rolling Stones, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Cher, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Keith Urban, Jimmy Buffett and many more.
 
T-Mobile Arena, owned by AEG and MGM Resorts International, is a world-class, privately funded, $375 million indoor arena that opened in spring 2016. Located west of the Las Vegas Strip, between New York-New York and Park MGM, the new 20,000-seat arena is home to the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights and hosts boxing, UFC and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows and special events. Expected to host more than 100 events annually, the arena designed by industry-leading architect Populous houses multiple locker facilities, premium dressing rooms, complete broadcast facilities and a variety of staging innovations that brings the biggest stars and most important events to this Las Vegas landmark. Designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED Gold Certification, the arena features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes and other specially designed, exclusive hospitality offerings never before featured in a facility of its kind. T-Mobile Arena hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards in 2017.
 
Recently opened, the Park Theater at Park MGM serves as the gateway to the newest entertainment district along the Strip, complementing the recently opened T-Mobile Arena, the adjacent two-acre Toshiba Plaza and The Park. The new 5,200-seat entertainment venue, with its state-of-the-art audio and visual technology, provides artists of diverse talents with a dynamic space to create one-of-a-kind productions where every seat allows guests to feel up close and personal. From comedy shows and live concerts, to sporting events and award shows, Park Theater is specially designed with the ability to transform seamlessly for any occasion.
 
The Smith Center offers a blend of performances by local arts groups as well as first-run touring attractions, including world-renowned stars and Broadway shows. With feature performances such as music displays of jazz, contemporary, and classical theater, including Broadway, family-friendly events, and local theatre, and dance companies from all over the world. The Smith Center’s resident companies include the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Nevada Ballet Theatre.
 
The Las Vegas Festival Grounds is a versatile outdoor venue on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip near Circus Circus that spans 33-acres. In May 2015, the venue hosted the first North American version of the Rock in Rio Music Festival. In April 2016, the Las Vegas Festival Grounds hosted the ACM “Party for a Cause” Festival on the weekend preceding the Academy of Country Music Awards.
 
Hosting unforgettable acts and events for more than 30 years, the Thomas & Mack Center is located on the sprawling University of Las Vegas Nevada (UNLV) campus. Events include UNLV intercollegiate athletic events, National Finals Rodeo, family shows, special events, concerts and festivals as well as conventions and private parties.
 
Palms Casino Resort’s concert venue The Pearl seats 2,500 guests and 18 private boxes. The venue is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that links to its in-house studio for recording live albums.
 
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is home to concerts, championship boxing, premier sporting, special events and much more. The arena offers comfortable seating for as many as 16,800 with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound.  Prominent events to date have included world championship fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson as well as Oscar de la Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather; as well as concerts by The Rolling Stones, Madonna and Elton John.
 
Welcoming performers as versatile as the destination itself, the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center has hosted acts such as Ariana Grande, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Barenaked Ladies, Fall Out Boy, Rihanna, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw, The Eagles and many more. The event center is also home to numerous world championship boxing matches as well as other sporting events and to huge TV specials. In 2018, the Mandalay Bay Events Center became home to the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces.
 
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is the $95 million contemporary interpretation of its ancient namesake in Rome. Situated at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the 4,000-seat venue is home to some of the greatest entertainers in the world including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Reba McEntire with Brooks & Dunn. The Colosseum is designed to accommodate state shows of all kinds while providing audiences with an extraordinary entertainment experience.
 
Known for hosting legendary and up-and-coming musical acts, the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is an intimate 1,800-guest venue. Performers have included Norah Jones, Everclear, Cheap Trick and resident performers, Carlos Santana and Billy Idol.
 
Online retailer Zappos.com officially partnered with Caesars Entertainment to present Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, a 7,000-seat, state-of-the-art performance venue. Formerly The AXIS, the renovated theater features innovative amenities and the venue’s resident artists including Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie and the Backstreet Boys.
 
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s premier concert venue, The Joint features a cutting-edge sound and lighting systems as well as seven luxury suites. Inheriting its name from the original Hard Rock Hotel performance venue, the expanded concert hall carries on the up-close and personal feel with the furthest seat in the house only 155 feet from the stage. In addition, the versatile venue has the ability to transform for corporate functions, trade shows, boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts events as well as red carpet movie premieres and advanced screenings.
 
Located inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Vinyl is an intimate venue that hosts diverse talent from numerous genres including rock, punk, reggae and stand-up comedy. The venue features a trendy, industrial feel that includes brick and cinderblock with exposed high ceilings that amplify and contribute to creating amazing acoustics for the performers.    
 
Orleans Arena is an 8,000-seat Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multipurpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. The Orleans Arena is also one of very few arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of a similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events.
 
Hosting acts such as Bruno Mars, Hozier, Ed Sheran and many more, The Chelsea is an intimate event and performance space located inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Positioned as an abandoned glass factory turned working theater, the venue features a stunning combination of industrial grit and artistic glamour. The 40,000-square-foot space split over two levels offering guests a more avant-garde approach to meetings and entertainment than traditional venues in Las Vegas. The transformable space features cast-glass chandeliers, a vintage lobby bar, private VIP opera boxes and a decorative grand staircase. Located just steps from the resort’s restaurants, bars and gaming floor, The Chelsea combines flexible design and the latest technology with the resort’s purpose-driven planning services.
 
Following in the footsteps of the original Brooklyn location, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas features live concerts, 32 lanes of bowling and food by celebrated restaurateurs Blue Ribbon. Over 2,000 concertgoers can enjoy performances from the standing-room general admission area, private lounge boxes overlooking the stage or the luxurious bowler’s lounges situated adjacent to the lanes where guests can relax on leather sofas and order from the full menu of food and beverages.
 
Located exclusively at SLS Las Vegas, The Foundry is a live entertainment hall that funnels the energy of Las Vegas' top concert venues into an intimate space. Designed to bring a carefully curated experience to The Strip, the venue boasts state-of-the-art technology including cutting edge acoustics, a custom built 25-foot by 65-foot stage, impressive lighting techniques, full-motion graphic production capabilities and more. Complete with three full bars, VIP booths and reserved seating, The Foundry holds up to 2,000 people, allowing for a wide range of opportunities featuring talent of the highest caliber. The venue’s partnership with Live Nation has brought an exciting roster of entertainment including AWOLNATION, X Ambassadors, Adam Lambert and Santigold.
 
The South Point Arena & Equestrian Complex is the finest indoor equestrian facility in the country. With a 4,600-seat arena and 1,200 climate-controlled horse stalls, the South Point Equestrian Center hosts some of the most prestigious equestrian events in the world. The Center features a 250-by-125-foot show arena floor and overlooking bar. The arena is also available for other events including basketball, motorsports and various other indoor sporting events.
 
COMEDY
 
Mainstream comedians such as Dennis Miller, Rita Rudner, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black, Drew Carey, Jay Mohr, Kathy Griffin, Margaret Cho and Kevin James have headlined many hotel showrooms and are regulars on the Las Vegas Strip.
 
Capturing the hearts and funny bones of audiences with his victory on “America’s Got Talent,” Terry Fator now brings his hilarious live show to audiences at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment. The show is filled with celebrity singing impressions and unparalleled ventriloquism, including puppet co-stars Winston the Impersonating Turtle, the loveable Emma Taylor, Vikki “The Cougar,” Wrex the Crash Test Dummy, Berry Fabulous and Monty Carlo.
 
Carrot Top, part prop comic with his 35 trunks chock-full of his latest ingenious inventions and part ringmaster of a spectacle of lights, lasers, pyrotechnics, loud music and outstanding humor, takes audiences on a wild 90-minute ride during his show at Luxor Hotel & Casino. Making fun of celebrities, sports figures, musicians and prominent political figures with a rapid-fire delivery, Carrot Top’s creative and witty brand of humor focuses on the inane and absurd.
 
Comedy-magician Mac King has brought The Mac King Comedy Magic Show to the Las Vegas Strip for a historic 17-year run at Harrah’s Las Vegas. The show has entertained more than a million audience members in more than 5,200 shows since opening in 2000.
 
In Nathan Burton Comedy Magic Nathan Burton offers visitors an early afternoon extravaganza of magical illusions, entertaining dance and comedic stylings inside the Saxe Theater at the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Burton’s revue mixes his friendly, approachable comedic touch with his prop-oriented magic tricks.
 
Located inside the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club welcomes the hottest names in stand-up along with regular appearances by Brad Garrett and his hilarious friends. Ideal for stand-up comedy, the intimate lounge features a lineup of top-tier talent bringing nonstop laughs.
 
The Laugh Factory brings its one-of-a-kind brand of comedy to the Tropicana Las Vegas with a packed schedule of the hottest comedians in the business including big screen superstars and up-and-coming Las Vegas comedians.
 
Known as one of the best comedy series in Las Vegas, the Aces of Comedy series brings the hottest names in comedy to The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Performing inside the Terry Fator Theatre, the series has welcomed nationally recognized comedians including Daniel Tosh, Gabriel Iglesias, George Lopez, Jay Leno, Ron White, Ray Romano, David Spade and more.
 
FESTIVALS
 
North America’s largest electronic dance music festival, Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is held annually at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. EDC features a musical lineup of more than 100 of the top, internationally known electronic artists and headliners. Previous years have included performances by Zedd, Sunnery James, Calvin Harris, Swedish House Mafia, Tiësto and David Guetta.
 
Returning to Downtown Las Vegas Sept. 21-23, 2018, the Life is Beautiful Festival brings amazing music, world-class food, iconic public speakers and phenomenal art together for an incredible three-day event. Founded in 2013, the festival welcomes thousands of visitors to Downtown Las Vegas as well as marquee musicians, celebrity chefs, artists and speakers. The festival will celebrate its sixth year in 2018.
 
One of the largest indoor music festivals in the world, the iHeartRadio Music Festival, will return to Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena Sept. 2018. Fans will also enjoy the return of the festival’s daytime music showcase, iHeartRadio Music Festival Village.
 
For additional information and a complete listing, please visit www.visitlasvegas.com.