• 01-SEP-2021

Las Vegas News Briefs - September 2021

Lady Gaga, Park MGM

Lady Gaga Returns to Park MGM for Nine Performances October 2021
Academy Award, Golden Globe and 12-time GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Lady Gaga recently announced she will return to Park MGM in Las Vegas October 2021. Presented in partnership by MGM Resorts International and Live Nation, Lady Gaga will take the Park Theater stage for nine performances of her critically acclaimed LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO show. The shows will celebrate her forthcoming collaborative album with Tony Bennett, Love For Sale, which will be released on Oct. 1 via Interscope. Show dates will be Oct. 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30, 31. For more information, contact Katharine Sherrer, MGM Resorts International Public Relations, ksherrer@mgmresorts.com.

MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas Debuts in All-New Venue at SAHARA Las Vegas
Bigger, sexier and more magical than ever, Channing Tatum’s MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas, the flagship production of the internationally celebrated franchise recently began its run at SAHARA Las Vegas. Vegas’ hottest show made its grand return in a brand-new, cutting-edge venue that has been designed to include the very best elements from MAGIC MIKE LIVE productions around the world. The flagship production of MAGIC MIKE LIVE at SAHARA Las Vegas has been reimagined to include new routines, music and technologies combined with a lush, pre-and-post show cocktail lounge and a fun VIP Meet & Greet offering a fresh new experience for newcomers and fans of the show alike. With sexy and daring themed dance routines punctuated by one-of-a-kind acts from a diverse cast of performers, MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas is a 360-degree dance and acrobatic spectacular designed to thrill audience members from every angle. For more information, contact Taylor Pickle, Kirvin Doak Communications, tpickle@kirvindoak.com.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Band KISS Announces Exclusive Las Vegas Engagement at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
One of rock’s most influential bands, KISS, announces their exclusive Las Vegas engagement at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, kicking off New Year’s Eve week with performances Wednesday, Dec. 29, Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1. Additional shows are scheduled for Jan. 19 – Feb. 5, 2022. Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock ‘n’ roll. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide have said these shows will mark their final Las Vegas residency. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, The Publicity Lab, Kelly@thepublicitylab.com.

Encore at Wynn Las Vegas to Debut Casa Playa, a Vibrant Coastal Mexican Concept
This September, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas will debut Casa Playa, a coastal Mexican concept featuring authentic dishes, innovative cocktails, and a lively lounge. Located adjacent to the renowned Encore Beach Club, the restaurant is the ultimate destination for those seeking an all-encompassing dining experience boasting an upscale twist on authentic dishes and a buzzy aura in a chic setting. With a menu from Executive Chef Sarah Thompson, cocktails from Wynn resort mixologist Mariena Mercer Boarini, and a curated mezcal and tequila collection from agave expert Noah Arenstein, the restaurant will offer distinctive flavors that will leave guests feeling as if they’ve been transported to the Mexican seaside. For more information, contact Jenn Smulo, bread & Butter, wynn@wearebreadandbutter.com.  

Resorts World Las Vegas Adds More Tech-Forward Fun with Three Robotic Puppies to Welcome Guests Upon Arrival
Resorts World Las Vegas continues to break the mold with unique and never-before-seen offerings with the addition of three irresistibly cute robotic puppies to welcome guests as they arrive to the new resort. In collaboration with aibo and built with Sony’s latest technology, Resorts World Las Vegas has brought three AI powered companions to the Conrad Las Vegas lobby. Housed in custom-built playpens, the cleverly named pups - Sinatra, Stardust and Elvis - are ready to greet guests at their new home. In true puppy fashion, the autonomous companions are in their early stages of development and are ready to learn and build their own, unique personalities as they engage in everyday interactions with guests. Brought to life with a wide range of sensors and actuators, aibo’s adaptable behavior is made possible through deep learning AI technology. For more information, contact Alex Ladwig, Allied Global Marketing, ResortsWorld@alliedglobalmarketing.com.

The Vegas Knight Hawks Are the Newest Franchise in the Indoor Football League
The Foley Entertainment Group recently announced the organization’s newest venture. The newly acquired Indoor Football League franchise will now be known as the Vegas Knight Hawks. The Knight Hawks will be the eighteenth current and active member of the IFL. The organization also announced that the team has hired Mike Davis as their first head coach in franchise history. Davis joins the Knight Hawks after serving as the Defensive Line Coach for the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts. For more information, contact Sage Sammons, Vegas Golden Knights, ssammons@vegasgoldenknights.com.

Main Street Station Is Back
Downtown Las Vegas’ Main Street Station Casino Brewery and Hotel recently announced it will reopen to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 6 a.m. Set in the splendor of the Victorian era – with dozens of rare antiques, award-winning restaurants and historical vintage items, including a slab of the Berlin Wall – Main Street Station will once again be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Upon reopening, Main Street Station will bring back guest-favorite amenities, including gaming entertainment on the nearly 27,000-square-foot casino floor, comfortable hotel accommodations, dining at the property’s two restaurants and more than 2,500 square feet of Victorian-inspired meeting and event space. For more information, visit MainStreetCasino.com.

Reba, Brooks and Dunn Announce Final Dates for “Together in Vegas
Country music icons Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn announce the final dates for their hit residency, “REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Dec. 1 – 15, 2021. The longest-running country residency in Las Vegas, “REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas” is a culmination of the friendship and musical admiration the trio has shared since first touring together in 1993 and features more than 30 action-packed hits backed by a band of 10 players from both of their touring crews. The final nine performances going on sale are: Dec. 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@caesars.com.

Spiegelworld to Debut New Restaurant, Superfrico, Sept. 24 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Spiegelworld, the audacious entertainment trailblazer behind the smash #vegashitshows OPIUM, Absinthe and Atomic Saloon Show, will premiere its first-ever fully-integrated dining and cocktail concept, Superfrico, this fall at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. On Sept. 24, 2021, the all-night establishment promises to break down the walls between fine dining and the anything-goes, splurges that Las Vegas visitors crave. As irreverent as Spiegelworld itself, the cuisine - dubbed Italian American Psychedelic - honors the recipes and traditions passed down by generations of Sicilian family cooks while taking fearless detours with ingredients and techniques. For more information, contact Eirianne Kennelley, Kirvin Doak Communications, thecosmopolitan@kirvindoak.com.

AEG Presents Unveils The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas with Grand Opening Performance by Gary Clark Jr.
On Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, AEG Presents will unveil The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, with the venue’s official grand opening concert event featuring renowned guitarist, singer-songwriter Gary Clark Jr. His genre-bending style combines elements of rock, hip-hop, blues, punk and R&B for a singular aural experience. The newly renovated 4,500 capacity venue features remodeled luxury suites and multiple high-energy VIP areas, a state-of-the-art sound system, superior video technology and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. For more information, contact Erica Benken, Giant Noise, erica.benken@giantnoise.com.

MGM Resorts and Sotheby’s Collaborate on Special Auction of Masterworks by Pablo Picasso From the MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection
Coinciding with Pablo Picasso’s 140th birthday this October, MGM Resorts and Sotheby’s will present a special, first-of-its-kind marquee Evening Sale of masterworks by the iconic artist from the MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection. The auction of works by Picasso, which will be conducted live from Bellagio on Saturday, Oct. 23, marks the largest and most significant fine art auction to ever take place in Las Vegas, and comes as MGM Resorts, the world-renowned entertainment company, reshapes its public fine art portfolio, deepening its focus on diversity and inclusion. The unique collaboration between Sotheby’s and MGM represents the first time Sotheby’s has hosted a marquee Evening Sale in North America outside its signature New York auction venue and will feature a recreated version of the auction house’s storied saleroom in Las Vegas. As a Marquee Auction, Sotheby’s also will broadcast the sale around the world via a livestream viewable on Sothebys.com. Pre-sale exhibitions of the full selection of works to be offered at auction will take place at Sotheby’s New York galleries (Sept. 7 - 13) and at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (Oct. 21- 23) in Las Vegas. For more information, contact Robert Flicker, Kirvin Doak Communications, rflicker@kirvindoak.com.

“This is Christmas” to Make Spirits Bright at The Venetian Resort This Holiday Season
‘Tis the season to be jolly at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas when “This is Christmas” starts rockin’ around the Christmas tree at The Palazzo Theatre beginning Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Created and produced by Pat Caddick for PC Entertainment Group, “This is Christmas” will feature a stellar cast from Broadway and “American Idol,” including: Broadway star and “American Idol” Diana DeGarmo, award-winning dance duo Alejandro Domingo and Sarah Le Clear, “American Idol” Lou Gazzara, award-winning Broadway star Randal Keith, Las Vegas headliner Jaclyn McSpadden, British singer and entertainer Ben Stone, “American Idol” Jasmine Trias, “American Idol” Laura Suzanne Wright, Broadway star and “American Idol” Ace Young, and Broadway star and director Eric Jordan Young. Backed by a live all-star band, “This is Christmas” will bring you on a magical journey through the holiday season, featuring timeless Christmas favorites and appearances by Santa, Scrooge and other memorable characters. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, The Publicity Lab, kelly@thepublicitylab.com.

WOW – The Vegas Spectacular,” Returns to the Rio Showroom
The internationally acclaimed production, “WOW – The Vegas Spectacular,” recently made its dazzling return to the Rio Showroom at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The production features many of its favorite performers, as well as all-new acts that will thrill audiences nightly. Many of the thrilling and hilarious numbers familiar to audiences include comedian Alex Traisci, along with brand new acts including NAVAS and their “Wheel of Death” (Gold Medalists at the Monte Carlo Festival), the breathtaking Adagio act “Duo Ice,” the gravity-defying hand-to-hand act “Acrodream,” “Rialcris” the trio of muscle men recently featured on America’s Got Talent, the aerial duo “Luna Girls,” a mind-blowing Icarian act and the juggling talents of Paul Ponce, the son of former “WOW” stars Silvia Silvia and Victor Ponce who are now starring in “EXTRAVAGANZA” at Bally’s Las Vegas. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@caesars.com.

Allegiant Stadium to Host Money In The Bank July 4th Weekend 2022
On the heels of a record-breaking SummerSlam in Las Vegas, WWE recently announced that it will return to Allegiant Stadium July 4th weekend of 2022 for Money In The Bank. The event marks the first time in history that Money In The Bank will be held at an NFL stadium. For more information, contact Adam Hopkins, WWE, Adam.Hopkins@wwecorp.com.

Overlook Lounge Debuts at Wynn Las Vegas with Cocktail Program from Resort Mixologist Mariena Mercer Boarini
Overlook Lounge, Spirits and Aperitifs, recently debuted at Wynn Las Vegas following a dramatic reimagining of the former venue, Parasol Up. Overlook Lounge is a destination cocktail venue with a distinctive personality, featuring an inventive cocktail program from resort mixologist Mariena Mercer Boarini. With an ideal anchor location in the heart of the hotel, Overlook Lounge offers guests an intimate hideaway overlooking Wynn’s Lake of Dreams waterfall, with glimpses into the resort’s lush atrium. Designed by Todd-Avery Lenahan, President & Chief Creative Officer of Wynn Design & Development, the lounge features décor in rich jewel tones inspired by the intricate mosaic flooring in Wynn’s atrium and is perfectly accented by crystal chandeliers, comfortable period furnishings, stunning artwork, and a classic palette of vintage European design elements that create an opulent and cozy venue to enjoy spirits and aperitifs. For more information, contact bread & Butter, wynn@wearebreadandbutter.com.

The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil Returns to The Mirage Hotel & Casino
The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil recently resumed its sold-out performances inside its world-class theater at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, 17 months after the show’s curtains closed. More than a year since Cirque du Soleil announced its worldwide intermission, The Beatles LOVE cast and crew finally returned to center stage after extensive rehearsals to expertly prepare for the highly anticipated return. The Beatles LOVE is known around the world for its high-octane trampoline stunts, daring aerial artistry and technical dance routines set to the backdrop of The Beatles’ most celebrated hit songs. This year marks LOVE’s 15th anniversary on the Las Vegas Strip. The award-winning stage production which has performed for more than 10 million audience members since 2006. For more information, contact Tawny Strelic, Kirvin Doak Communications, tstrelic@kirvindoak.com.

“Mentalist of the Year” Recipient, Banachek, Celebrates Grand Opening of “Banachek’s Mind Games Live” at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod
World-famous mentalist, Banachek, was recently named “Mentalist of the Year” during the grand opening celebration of his exhilarating new production, “Banachek’s Mind Games Live,” at The STRAT, Hotel, Casino & SkyPod. “Banachek’s Mind Games Live” is part of a collection of top productions among SPI Entertainment’s world-class shows at the STRAT Theater. Show times are schedule for 4 p.m. six days per week, dark Fridays. For more information, contact Lauren Addante, Wicked Creative, BanachekPR@wickedcreative.com.

SAHARA Las Vegas allows guests to give back to local charities while playing slots with new “Change for Charities” program
Guests at SAHARA Las Vegas are now able to give back to local Las Vegas charities while playing their favorite slot games through the resort’s new “Change for Charities” program. When players cash in their slot tickets at property ATMs, they will be given the opportunity to donate the change to their choice of one of four predetermined local charities, which will rotate on an ongoing basis. Each month, the money will be collected and sent to the respective charities. The first four charities benefiting from the “Change for Charities” program are the Epicurean Charitable Foundation, Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada and Opportunity Village. For more information, contact Nicole Easley, The Publicity Lab, Sahara_PR@thepublicitylab.com.

Chippendales are Back to Please, Tease and Party In Las Vegas at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino
Ladies, get ready as the world-famous Chippendales are thrilled to announce that their “off-the-chain” party will return to The Chippendales Theater inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Labor Day Weekend in Las Vegas. The men will take the stage and “take it off” beginning Sept. 1. The summer may be coming to an end, but the temperature is just about rise. Nearly 17 months since the start of the pandemic, the hottest men in Vegas are back and ready to party, please and tease once again when the Chippendales return to turn up the heat inside their custom-built home at Rio Las Vegas. Prepare yourselves for a sexy, refreshed show with new numbers, music, choreography, acrobatics and of course, the most stunning men in Vegas. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@caesars.com.

Legends in Concert Presents Direct from London
Legends in Concert is pleased to announce the Las Vegas premiere of Direct from London at Tropicana Las Vegas. The longest-running and most-awarded show in Las Vegas, Legends in Concert, will pay tribute to some of the biggest icons and luminaries in British music history (including Elton John, Freddie Mercury and George Michael) performing on one stage along with celebrity guest host Frank Marino, the Strip’s longest running headliner, starring as comedic legend Joan Rivers, with four performances weekly starting Sept. 9, 2021. Direct From London will feature not only the world’s greatest tribute artists, but also high energy dancers, back-up vocalists, a live band, magnificent costumes, elaborate theatrical sets, a full array of incredible special effects, and much more. For more information, contact Chandra Stepanovich, Dandelion PR, chandra@dandelionpr.com.

AREA15 Announces The Opening of RISE - An Elevated Bar Experience
AREA15, Las Vegas’ newest immersive art and entertainment district, announces “RISE - An Elevated Bar Experience” set to open in fall 2021. Located next to Art Island in front of AREA15, the approximately seven-minute ride will lift guests 131 feet into the sky to enjoy an extraordinary, 360-degree panoramic view of the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding areas, along with a beverage of their choice. Manufactured by Aerophile, the global leader in tethered balloon structures, RISE will be the first of its kind built in the United States. The RISE experience begins at Oasis, a full-service bar located at the base of the tower where guests can choose from a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy aboard the ride. Visitors will then be strapped into their seat with their feet dangling in the air, before ascending to the summit with the Las Vegas skyline as their background. RISE features impressive capabilities, including a 16-seat gondola that rotates 360-degrees. For more information, contact Desiree Webb, The Vox Agency, desiree@thevoxagency.com.

The Neon Museum receives highest national recognition with accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums
The Neon Museum has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition bestowed to museums in the United States. Accreditation signifies excellence within the museum community and recognizes an institution’s commitment to good stewardship of resources as well as its pursuit of continual institutional growth and public accountability to its guests, community, governments, funders, and outside agencies. Of the estimated 33,000 museums in the United States, fewer than 1,100 are currently accredited --about 3 percent of all museums. The Neon Museum is one of only six museums now accredited in Nevada. For more information, contact Amy Maier, The Warren Group, amy@twgpr.com.

YESCO, Official Partner Of The Las Vegas Raiders, Fabricates, Installs Nearly 4,000 Signs At Allegiant Stadium
YESCO, the 101-year-old company known for creating, repairing and maintaining internationally recognizable signs, is a proud partner of the Las Vegas Raiders and Allegiant Stadium. When Allegiant Stadium opened on Aug. 14 for the Las Vegas Raiders’ first home game of 2021, YESCO welcomed fans with nearly 4,000 signs including all stadium naming signage, pylon signs and interior and exterior directional signs to enable guests to navigate the new stadium. Encompassing approximately 50,000-man hours of work, the project included the installation of notable exterior signage such as the two rooftop signs spanning an impressive 564 feet each for a combined total of 115,056 square feet and comprising nearly two miles of outline lighting. Other signs, such as the stadium’s freestanding pylon sign, measures 124 feet in height and 44 feet in width, with the electronics portion measuring 80-by-36 feet. For more information, contact Vanessa Thill, The Vox Agency, vanessa@thevoxagency.com.

Chef Todd English Announces Opening of Olives Restaurant at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Four-time James Beard award winner and celebrity chef Todd English recently announced the opening of his latest restaurant, Olives at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton. Following his fiery, fun and first Las Vegas restaurant, The Beast, located in the immersive art adventureland AREA15 last year, English worked with design firm ICRAVE to reimagine the design of his iconic restaurant Olives in Boston which premiered in 1989. The menu features the star chef’s time-tested take on Mediterranean cuisine. Growing the Olives family, Olives at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas joins sister restaurant Olives in the Bahamas. For more information, contact Emily Clayton, Kirvin Doak Communications,  VirginHotelsLVPress@kirvindoak.com.

Vegas Strip's Newest Attraction - FlyOver - to Open Sept. 1
FlyOver in Las Vegas, the new immersive flight ride from leading hospitality company Pursuit, will officially take off on the Las Vegas Strip Sept. 1. The attraction will take guests on a multi-sensory journey as they soar over 22 of the American West’s most spectacular destinations, from the plunging river valleys of the Grand Canyon to the volcanic peaks of Oregon’s Cascade Volcanic Arc. The flight ride’s film, “The Real Wild West,” will be shown in stunning 8K high definition on a 52.5-foot spherical screen. Fliers will glide through some of the most picturesque locations in the United States, including landmarks in Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Montana, California, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. The attraction uses a state-of-the-art moving platform with six degrees of motion that enables guests to feel every sweeping movement of the journey. Special effects including wind, mist and location-specific scents heighten the immersive flight ride as guests hang suspended with their feet dangling above the country’s most stunning natural wonders. For more information, contact Kara Rutkin, Kirvin Doak Communications, krutkin@kirvindoak.com.

The Comedy Works announces Gilbert Gottfried’s “Dirty Comedy Festival” at the Plaza Hotel & Casino, Oct. 15 and 16
Gilbert Gottfried’s “Dirty Comedy Festival” will come to The Comedy Works at the Plaza Hotel & Casino on Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. inside the Plaza’s vintage Vegas showroom featuring red velvet booth seating, an updated sound system, full bars, and table cocktail service. Gilbert Gottfried’s “Dirty Comedy Festival” is a showcase of Gilbert’s dirtiest comedy along with three of the most talented “blue” comics in the business, Bobby Slayton, Thea Vidale and Patty Rosborough. This show is not for the easily offended. For more information, contact Amy Maier, The Warren Group, amy@twgpr.com.

Enchant® Christmas to Make Las Vegas Debut, Bringing the World's Most Magical Christmas Light Maze and More to Las Vegas Ballpark
Prepare to be captivated this holiday season as Enchant, the whimsical and heartfelt Christmas light maze and village, brings its world of festive wonder to Las Vegas for the first time Nov. 26, 2021 through Jan. 2, 2022. Enchant takes over the Las Vegas Ballpark®, transforming the venue into a winter wonderland and transporting all who enter into the wonderful world of Christmas magic. For more information, contact Aimee Stephens, PR Plus, aimee@prpluslv.com.

Star Piano Cocktail Lounge Open
Bar and entertainment magnate Eduardo Cordova recently debuted the highly anticipated Star Piano Cocktail Lounge, a champagne cocktail lounge with live music nightly and lost Vegas glamour, located in the historical former Sonny’s Saloon on Sammy Davis Jr. Drive. Star Piano Cocktail Lounge will transport guests to the heyday of the Rat Pack era with its moody vintage light tunnel entrance, nightly musical performances, and lively yet intimate venue with champagne surprises around every turn. Entertainment Director Chris Lash will curate live musical talent for Star Piano Cocktail Lounge with a lineup including crooners from Broadway and Vegas stages like Josh Strickland, Ruby Lewis, Travis Cloer and Savannah Smith accompanied nightly by rotating pianists Sarah Hester Ross, Andrew Tyler, Mike Spadoni, Adam Saxe, Matt Fetbrandt, and Nicholas Connell performing on Star’s signature red piano. Additional talent will include The Moonshiners, Chase Brown, Edie, Therese Curatolo, Olivia Kuper Harris and more. For more information, contact Megan Fazio, Neon PR, megan@neonpublicrelations.com.