Las Vegas News Briefs - February 2020
Pitbull Returns to Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
GRAMMY®-winning global superstar Pitbull will return to Las Vegas in 2020 for the sixth consecutive year with five high-energy performances of his new residency, “Pitbull – Get Ready Vegas” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Performances are set for April and September 2020. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@caesars.com.
Jonas Brothers Announce Las Vegas Residency at Park MGM
On the heels of releasing their first new single of 2020, “What A Man Gotta Do,” GRAMMY® Award-nominated trio Jonas Brothers have announced their Las Vegas residency at Park Theater at Park MGM beginning Wednesday, April 1. The nine dates going on sale are: April 2020: 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, The Publicity Lab, Kelly@thepublicitylab.com.
Circa Resort & Casino in Las Vegas Reveals Restaurant Lineup
When Circa Resort & Casino opens its doors in Downtown Las Vegas December 2020, it will unveil an eclectic restaurant lineup featuring five original concepts from a collection of chefs and proprietors revered both locally and around the world. Curated by developer and CEO Derek Stevens, each offering will deliver something new to the city as part of Circa Resort & Casino. The new offerings include Saginaw’s Delicatessen from Detroit restaurateur Paul Saginaw, marking the first new restaurant outside Michigan from the masterminds behind Ann Arbor’s famed Zingerman’s; Barry’s Downtown Prime, the first Downtown venture from Chef Barry S. Dakake; Victory Burger & Wings Co. from American Coney Island’s Chris Sotiropoulos and Grace Keros, the first new concept from the brand’s founding family in more than a century; 8 East, the first pan-Asian restaurant from Chef Dan Coughlin; Project BBQ by Chef Rex Bernales, the first permanent food truck and Carolina barbecue joint on the Fremont Street Experience. For more information, contact Natalie Mounier, Kirvin Doak Communications, email@example.com.
Derek Hough: No Limit to Take the Stage at Flamingo Las Vegas
Multi-talented entertainer, two-time Emmy Award winner and nine-time nominee for Best Choreography, Derek Hough, has danced his way into the Entertainment Capital of the World with the announcement of his new show Derek Hough: No Limit at Flamingo Las Vegas beginning June 2. The dance-centric show will incorporate all-new production elements, designed specifically for the Flamingo Showroom, astounding versatility and, as always, Derek’s magnetic stage presence. Fans will journey through a true fusion of dance and music, as Derek explores styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa, hip-hop and everything in between. Performances are set for June through November 2020. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@caesars.com.
The Smith Center’s Broadway Las Vegas® Series Returns
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts’ Broadway Las Vegas® Series, sponsored by Southern Nevada Toyota Dealers, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Law Firm and University Medical Center, returns with an impressive 2020-2021 season featuring nine hit Broadway stage productions direct from New York with a collective 31 Tony Awards®, including two for “Best Musical,” 14 Drama Desk Awards, and two Grammy® Awards. The season begins this summer and will include MY FAIR LADY, HAMILTON, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL, AIN’T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, 2019’s Best Musical Tony Award®-winner HADESTOWN, Tony Award®-winning musical THE CHER SHOW, TOOTSIE, and Disney’s new musical FROZEN. The season will end in summer 2021 with Academy Award®-winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. For more information, contact Thomas Judd, Kirvin Doak Communications, Tjudd@kirvindoak.com.
“EXTRAVAGANZA – The Vegas Spectacular” to Premier at the Jubilee Theater inside Bally’s Las Vegas
Prepare to take a heart-stopping journey through the dazzling world of Las Vegas entertainment with the critically acclaimed production, “EXTRAVAGANZA – The Vegas Spectacular.” This thrilling new Las Vegas production from the creators of “WOW – The Vegas Spectacular” and Caesars Entertainment will make its North American premiere on March 14, 2020, on the iconic stage at the Jubilee Theater inside Bally’s Las Vegas. This extravaganza of passion and thrills features sensual performances that showcase the captivating talents of over 30 of the most talented, sexy and breathtaking artists from around the world - including dancers, acrobats, aerialists, skaters, ventriloquists, comedians and, the return of the iconic showgirl to the legendary Jubilee Theatre. Beautiful feats of strength and flexibility will make you gasp while the spectacular sets, massive LED screens and state-of-the-art holograms (which include some of Las Vegas’ most famous headliners, from Elvis to Frank Sinatra, among others), will take your breath away. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@caesars.com.
Wynn Las Vegas Set to Open Elio in March 2020
Wynn Las Vegas will welcome a dynamic new restaurant concept, Elio, in partnership with Enrique Olvera, Daniela Soto-Innes and Santiago Perez of ATM Group. The international hospitality company behind acclaimed restaurants Cosme and Atla in New York City and Pujol in Mexico City, will debut a social dining concept on March 19, 2020 that merges exquisite service and exceptional food in an energetic environment. The new concept will augment the resort’s existing portfolio of distinguished restaurants. The restaurant will occupy the space adjacent to Encore Beach Club and will showcase a thoughtful menu of recipes grounded in Mexico’s rich culinary traditions, infusing the finest regional and seasonal ingredients. Small plates and appetizers featuring a heavy emphasis on seafood and produce will be paired with signature shareable entrees. The bar and lounge will add to the celebration by showcasing Mexico’s best hand-selected agave-based spirits. For more information, contact Sheena Martin, Wynn Las Vegas, Sheena.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas Adds Four New Dates
Following the overwhelming success of the first four of 12 previously announced shows, Caesars Entertainment, in partnership with Live Nation, is thrilled to announce additional opportunities to enjoy the all-new concert experience, Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The schedule will now include Thursday, July 9 as well as Labor Day Weekend, Friday, Sept. 4 – Sunday, Sept. 6. Global music superstar Keith Urban astounds audiences with an all-new show, packed with hit songs, explosive showmanship and signature unpredictability. New Keith Urban Live – Las Vegas performances are scheduled for: July 9, 2020 and Sept. 4 – 6, 2020, and previously announced performance dates are set for April, July, August and November 2020. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@caesars.com.
Moon Palace Opens at The Venetian Resort
We are excited to announce the opening of Moon Palace, a new concept from David Chang and the team behind Majordōmo Meat & Fish. Moon Palace aims to serve quick, tasty food in a fast-paced environment. The goal is to offer good food at a good value for Las Vegas locals and visitors alike. Moon Palace centers around a compact menu of Tastys, Hot Chips, and Half Dips. To order at Moon Palace, guests line up along an open kitchen where they can watch our team griddling Tastys and frying Hot Chips. Guests can take their food to go or grab a seat at one of twenty stools along a countertop with a view of the kitchen or the action of the Palazzo. For more information, contact Cassandra Down, Kirvin Doak Communications, email@example.com.
Luxor Hotel and Casino Scores Touchdown with “The Terry Bradshaw Show” Residency
Following his celebrated shows in Las Vegas and Atlantic City in 2019, “The Terry Bradshaw Show” will kick off a residency at Luxor Hotel and Casino in March. The man behind it all, NFL legend and iconic entertainer, Terry Bradshaw, chronicles his life through the musical, comedy, and storytelling production. The residency is set to debut inside the Atrium Showroom at Luxor on Thursday, March 19. In the production, Bradshaw entertains the crowd with his dynamic singing ability, endearing personality and charisma in a 70-minute show that accounts his life’s journey. The production showcases Bradshaw’s vocal talents, award-winning storytelling style and the same straight-shooting humor that has made Bradshaw an all-time favorite as an Emmy Award-winning co-host and analyst on FOX NFL Sunday. Show dates are set for March through July. For more information, contact Annika Berg, Wicked Creative, Annika.Berg@wickedcreative.com.
Las Vegas Lights FC 2020 Schedule Unveiled
The United Soccer League recently released the full 2020 regular season schedule for the USL Championship. To view the full Lights FC 2020 USL Championship schedule visit LightsFC.com/Schedule, and to download printable and wallpaper versions of the schedule go to the following link: LightsFC.com/2020Schedule. As previously announced, the 2020 season will begin on the road for Lights FC with a nationally televised (ESPNews) match against expansion franchise San Diego Loyal SC on Saturday, March 7. Las Vegas will host their home opener a week later versus Sacramento Republic FC on March 14. The Silver State Cup versus Reno 1868 FC resumes six games into the season on April 4 in Reno, with the second match being played at Cashman Field on September 26. Las Vegas is looking to take away the state’s supremacy from their neighbors up north after 1868 FC has kept the trophy in the first two years of the rivalry. For more information, contact Harry Ruiz, Lights FC, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY Receives Five Year Extension
On the heels of announcing that he has acquired full ownership of MAT FRANCO: MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY, magician MAT FRANCO has announced that Caesars Entertainment has now extended his award-winning show for five more years at The LINQ Hotel + Experience. Celebrating its fifth anniversary this summer, MAT FRANCO - MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY was recently named Gold Winner for Best Production Show and the Mat Franco Theater was named Best Showroom / Live Venue by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas Awards. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, The Publicity Lab, Kelly@thepublicitylab.com.
NASCAR Hauler Parade to Roll Through Las Vegas on February 20
The NASCAR Hauler Parade, a fan-favorite which marks the start of racing weekend, returns to Las Vegas this month. NASCAR fans can see their favorite drivers’ haulers make their way up the Las Vegas Strip beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, as the city and Las Vegas Motor Speedway kick off the spring 2020 NASCAR Weekend. The parade, something racing fans look forward to each year, will begin at the Las Vegas welcome sign on Las Vegas Boulevard. Approximately 40 brightly colored 18-wheeled NASCAR Cup Series haulers will receive a police escort as they drive north on the Strip before making their way west on Sahara Ave. and hitting Interstate 15 headed for the speedway. LVMS’s spring 2020 NASCAR Weekend begins with the Strat 200 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race on Friday, Feb. 21, continues with the Strat qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Boyd Gaming 300 on Saturday, Feb. 22, and finishes with the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 23. For more information, contact Justin Shaw, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, email@example.com.
RuPaul's Werk Room Sashays into Flamingo Las Vegas
Fans have another opportunity to submerge themselves in the culture and lifestyle of the new RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! Las Vegas residency at Flamingo Las Vegas with RuPaul’s Werk Room, a new immersive, multi-sensory store experience is a reflection of the bold, interactive style of the live show. Drawing inspiration from RuPaul’s Drag Race and its companion series, Untucked, RuPaul’s Werk Room is part retail store and part theatrical environment, giving fans a taste of what to expect from the live Las Vegas stage show. Guests will have an up close and personal experience with the culture and lifestyle of the queens, as well as the Drag Race brand, with several unique opportunities, including product offerings, make-up experiences, fun photo opportunities, and other special events and activations. Meet and greets with RuPaul’s Drag Race judges Ross Matthews, Carson Kressley and Michelle Visage, as well as former RuPaul’s Drag Race cast members will also take place. Located next to Spa at Flamingo Las Vegas near the conference center, the space is open daily at noon. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, The Publicity Lab, Kelly@thepublicitylab.com.
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours partners with Park MGM Las Vegas
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours proudly announces its new partnership with Park MGM Las Vegas, adding even more desirable restaurants to its award-winning excursions. Restaurants featured in the new tour will include Eataly’s Manzo, Roy Choi’s Best Friend and The NoMad. The tour also includes a stop at ARIA Resort & Casino’s Bardot Brasserie. For more information, visit lipsmackingfoodietours.com.
Scorpions “Sin City Nights” with Special Guest Queensrÿche to Headline at Zappos Theater
As they gear up for their 55th anniversary this year, Scorpions, one of the most iconic and influential hard rock bands of all time, have announced that they will be taking over the Las Vegas Strip later this year with their exclusive headlining residency show. Promoted by Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, Scorpions “Sin City Nights” kicks off Saturday, July 4 at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Scorpions will be joined by special guests Queensrÿche. Show dates are set for July 4, 8, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23 and 25, 2020. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@caesars.com.
108 New Artifacts Coming to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
More than 108 years since the RMS Titanic set sail on its fateful voyage across the Atlantic and for the first time in many years, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at Luxor Hotel and Casino will introduce 108 new artifacts to The Strip’s premier educational attraction. The new artifacts include 20 never-before-seen items that have been under careful preservation since being recovered from the ocean floor and 102 items that have never been on display in the Las Vegas exhibition. For more information, contact Taylor Pickle, Kirvin Doak Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘iLuminate™ Presents: Happy Hour’ to Debut at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino brings a new show to the Sin City Theater beginning March 26, 2020. Audiences of all ages can ‘get lit’ with an all-new experience from the performance group, iLuminate™ (pronounced “i” “luminate”). ‘iLuminate™ Presents: Happy Hour’ blends music, dance, comedy, technology and art from the group that held a finalist spot on America’s Got Talent in 2011. The audience is invited to come have a laugh and those “of age” can enjoy a shot, or two, or four with the cast that was named “Best New Act in America” by America’s Got Talent. The show’s 6 p.m. timeslot makes Happy Hour the ultimate Vegas pre-game. Featuring some of the city’s best comedic hosts, ‘iLuminate™ Presents: Happy Hour’ will take the audience on an incredible journey through several styles of dance and music while interacting with the audience in this immersive experience. iLuminate™ combines state-of- the-art technology with electrifying entertainers who perform in the dark to create the ultimate performing arts experience. For more information, contact Mitch Marier, Caesars Entertainment, Mmarier@caesars.com.
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