Las Vegas News Briefs - December 2021
WEEKENDS WITH ADELE Las Vegas Residency at Caesars Palace Begins in January
Adele announces WEEKENDS WITH ADELE, an exclusive residency in the Colosseum of Las Vegas’ famed Caesars Palace Hotel beginning Friday, January 21, 2022. The global superstar will perform two shows each weekend through Saturday, April 16, 2022. This announcement comes on the heels of Adele recently releasing her fourth studio album, 30, on Columbia Records. The album is being heralded by fans and critics alike as Adele’s boldest and most ambitious album yet. 30 debuted at #1 on album charts in 30 countries and is already one of the biggest selling albums of 2021. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@caesars.com.
Resorts World Las Vegas, AEG Presents and International Design Firm Scéno Plus Unveil Brand-New Resorts World Theatre
In a joint venture, Resorts World Las Vegas and Concerts West / AEG Presents have introduced the brand-new Resorts World Theatre, designed by award-winning firm Scéno Plus. Exclusively programmed and operated by AEG Presents / Concerts West, the Resorts World Theatre is a state-of-the-art, 5,000-capacity multi-level live performance venue, set to make its grand debut with the launch of Carrie Underwood’s production REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. In addition to Carrie Underwood, the theatre will also play host to world-renowned headliners including Katy Perry, Celine Dion and Luke Bryan. The seventh performance venue in the Entertainment Capital of the World designed by Scéno Plus, the Resorts World Theatre features the city's largest and tallest stage to date, covering an area of 13,550 square feet. The space, with the furthest seat only 150 feet from the stage, features unobstructed sightlines, fully configurable high-definition LED screens totaling over 5,000 square feet, and an unmatched immersive audio experience through more than 200 L-Acoustics speakers powered by L-ISA Hyperreal Sound technology. For more information, contact Kala Peterson, Allied Global Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lionel Richie Extends "Back to Las Vegas" Residency at Wynn Las Vegas with Twelve-Show Engagement
On the heels of a successful and sold-out residency at Wynn Las Vegas, international music icon Lionel Richie is extending his residency with a 12-show engagement at the Encore Theater in early 2022. Richie’s show Lionel Richie: Back to Las Vegas! will continue on select nights in January, February, March and April. The Oscar®, Golden Globe®, and four-time GRAMMY Award® winner will share stories from his multi-decade career that included No. 1 hits for eleven consecutive years. Richie has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide and will perform his iconic hits such as “All Night Long,” “Hello,” “Easy,” and others in this exclusive production. For more information, contact Erica Benken, Giant Noise, email@example.com.
MGM Resorts and Heaven's Door Spirits Announce Exclusive Whiskey Collaboration
Heaven’s Door™ Spirits, co-created with Bob Dylan, announces a new whiskey release in partnership with hospitality leader MGM Resorts International. Aptly named the “777 Blend” in tribute to the company’s iconic casino resorts, the limited-edition offering is an extension of the ongoing collaboration between Bob Dylan and MGM National Harbor, which currently houses one of his custom art pieces. The whiskey is now available at MGM Resorts’ Las Vegas properties including Bellagio, ARIA, MGM Grand, Park MGM, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage and the Maryland resort. For more information, contact Ashley Farkas, MGM Resorts International, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sting Launches Las Vegas Residency “My Songs” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Recently, 17-time GRAMMY Award winning musician Sting kicked off his Las Vegas residency, “My Songs,” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Produced by the Cherrytree Music Company, Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, “My Songs” presents a compendium of Sting’s most beloved songs with dynamic, visual references to some of his most iconic videos and inspirations. The world-renowned musician treats fans to an array of greatest hits spanning his illustrious career, including “Roxanne,” “Message In A Bottle,” “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” “Every Breath You Take” and several other fan favorites, plus brand new songs from his most recent album, The Bridge. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, Live Nation Las Vegas, Kelly@thepublicitylab.com.
Jon Lovitz Debuts residency at the Laugh Factory inside the Tropicana Las Vegas
The renowned Laugh Factory, which has been hailed as “the No. 1 comedy club in the country,” by USA Today, is proud to announce the residency of comedy legend, Jon Lovitz, performing Dec 1, Dec 6-8, Dec 27-29, with additional 2022 dates to be announced. One of the best-known comedians of the past 35 years, Lovitz began his career with the famous improv group, The Groundlings, in 1982. Well known for his distinct voice, Lovitz has had many voice-over roles, appeared in over 60 films including A League of Their Own, The Wedding Singer and Rat Race and has sung at Carnegie Hall three times. For more information, contact Chandra Stepanovich, Dandelion PR, email@example.com.
Carver Road Hospitality Sets December 30 Opening for Carversteak at Resorts World Las Vegas
Carver Road Hospitality has announced a December 30 grand opening date for its highly-anticipated luxury steakhouse, Carversteak, at Resorts World Las Vegas. The opening date serves as both a celebration and kickoff to New Year’s Eve weekend on the Las Vegas Strip, and, in advance of its debut, Carversteak is now accepting reservations. The 14,500-square-foot Carversteak is the first Las Vegas dining concept conceived and developed by Carver Road Hospitality, featuring an expansive 70-foot honed quartzite stone bar, a sweeping outdoor bar and dining terrace, two private dining experiences – The Knife Shop and Whiskey Room – and a plush main dining room floor; with a menu designed by acclaimed Chef Daniel Ontiveros, previously of three-star Michelin eatery Joël Robuchon Restaurant, Thomas Keller Bouchon Bistro, Michael Mina’s Nobhill Tavern and Scotch 80 Prime, among others. For more information, contact Jim Havey, Lisa Long Adler Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jonas Family's Nellie's Southern Kitchen to Make Las Vegas Debut at MGM Grand in Q1 2022
Nellie’s Southern Kitchen, a Jonas family experience, will make its Las Vegas debut at MGM Grand in early 2022. Helmed by Denise and Kevin Jonas, Sr., their sons Kevin II, Joe and Nick (the Jonas Brothers) and Franklin – in partnership with TLI Bedrock LLC, a New York City-based investment firm – Nellie’s will celebrate the comfort food, hospitality and Southern charm of the family’s 1760s roots in North Carolina. The MGM Grand location marks the second venture for the concept. Located in The District opposite the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the 11,000-square-foot-restaurant will pay homage to Kevin, Sr.’s grandmother, Nellie, who lived in Belmont, North Carolina until she passed in 2011. With an atmosphere inspired by the Jonas’ love for music, the vibrant space will be a lively spot for all ages to enjoy fresh, flavorful dishes and live entertainment. For more information, contact Natalie Mounier, Kirvin Doak Communications, email@example.com.
Award-Winning Pastry Chef, Dominique Ansel, to Open First Las Vegas Bakery at Caesars Palace
James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Dominique Ansel is set to bring his creative culinary talents to Caesars Palace Las Vegas with the opening of Dominique Ansel Las Vegas, slated to open summer 2022. Chef Dominique is responsible for creating some of the most famous pastries in the world, including the Cronut®, which was named one of TIME Magazine’s “25 Best inventions of 2013.” Café-style seating will be available for those wanting to indulge immediately as well as an extensive retail area, perfect for picking up treats for friends and family, or simply for sweets on-the-go. For more information, contact Kate Whiteley, Caesars Entertainment, KWhiteley@caesars.com.
Wynn Las Vegas Presents Where to Laugh in 2022 Featuring Renowned Comedians, Headlined by Sebastian Maniscalco
In 2022, Wynn Las Vegas’ Encore Theater will serve as the ultimate destination for comedy fans. Featuring world-renowned talents like Sebastian Maniscalco -- returning for an extended 12-show residency at Encore Theater with his Nobody Does This Tour – plus first-ever appearances by Whitney Cummings and Taylor Tomlinson among others, and returning resident performers like Nate Bargatze and Jim Gaffigan, there’s no better place to laugh in the New Year than Wynn Las Vegas. For more information, contact Jesse Williams, Wynn Las Vegas, Jesse.Williams@wynnlasvegas.com.
The Beverly Theater Marks Start of Construction with Uncommon GroundTaking Event
Construction is officially underway on Las Vegas’ only indie movie house and performance theater as The Beverly Theater recently hosted an uncommon GroundTaking event at the site in downtown. A traditional groundbreaking but with an unexpected twist, the event celebrated the development milestone for the fully funded project that is expected to debut mid-late 2022. Once complete, The Beverly Theater will host independent film, music happenings, artistic performances, literary experiences, and educational programming seven days a week. The not-for-profit venue is perfectly situated next to the popular independent bookstore, The Writer’s Block at The Lucy. The Beverly Theater will further catalyze creativity and enhance the already burgeoning cultural scene in Las Vegas. For more information, contact Michelle Loosbrock, The Jeff Wagner Agency, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The World Series of Poker Moves to The Strip at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas in 2022
Caesars Entertainment’s World Series of Poker (WSOP®) recently announced that the 53rd annual World Series of Poker tournament will be held at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, May 31 – July 19, 2022, with actor, comedian and card player Vince Vaughn named as the event’s official celebrity Master of Ceremonies. Following a successful 17-year run at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, the WSOP continues its tradition as the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world at an all-new location. For the first time, the WSOP will be held at the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip inside Bally’s and Paris. For more information, contact Kirvin Doak Communications, email@example.com.
Las Vegas Aviators Announce Home Game Times for 2022 at Las Vegas Ballpark
The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of Triple-A West (formerly the Pacific Coast League, PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, announced today the home game times for the 2022 season at Las Vegas Ballpark®. The 2022 Aviators Printable Season Schedule is also available on the team website (aviatorslv.com) under the dropdown menu under SCHEDULE & PROMOTIONS. For more information, contact Jim Gemma, Las Vegas Aviators, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comedian Bill Burr To Return To The Chelsea Inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, March & July 2022
For the third consecutive year, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is thrilled to welcome comedian Bill Burr back to The Chelsea as a part of his 2022 residency on Friday, March 18, Saturday, March 19, Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16. The highly anticipated announcement comes on the heels of a successful two-year run with several sold-out shows at the luxury casino-resort. A Grammy-nominated comedian, Bill Burr is one of the top comedic voices of his generation achieving success in TV and film as well as on stage. For more information, contact Megan Haney, Kirvin Doak Communications, email@example.com.
Criss Angel, Franco Dragone Team Up to Create the MINDFREAK Prequel AMYSTIKA – The Secret Revealed
Criss Angel and Franco Dragone have teamed up to create AMYSTIKA – The Secret Revealed, a fantastical and mysterious production which immerses the audience in a spectacle of euphoric, stunning illusions, one-of-a-kind special effects, jaw-dropping stunts and much more. Criss Angel’s Theater comes alive in an immersive, interactive spectacle that rewinds time to the days before he was the Mindfreak. AMYSTIKA begins preview performances Dec. 27 with opening night to be announced in the Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and will perform Wednesday through Sunday. AMYSTIKA conjures the fantastical and the mysterious and unleashes a visual feast of hope and triumph -- proving that anything is possible when you believe in your dreams. This euphoric, enigmatic world pushes the boundaries of reality like never before as a real firestorm ignites and engulfs a human body, a tornado rages through the theater and a blizzard of snow falls so heavy it challenges the audience to see their own hands. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@caesars.com.
Exotics Racing, SPEEDVEGAS Join Forces to Become SPEEDVEGAS Motorsports Park
Recently, Exotics Racing’s elite supercar driving experience joined forces with SPEEDVEGAS to create the world’s most exhilarating destination for motorsports enthusiasts, SPEEDVEGAS Motorsports Park, offering three major activities: Exotics Racing, Vegas Off-Road Experience and Vegas Superkarts. With a newly redesigned and renovated supercar racetrack optimized to offer the most exciting and safe driving experience possible, the 100-acre SPEEDVEGAS Motorsports Park will be home to Exotics Racing’s expert team of driving instructors and supercar fleet, a freshly enhanced Vegas Off-Road track and the brand-new Vegas Superkarts outdoor go-kart track. For more information, contact Erika Pope, The Vox Agency, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Edgewater’s E Center will Showcase Soul, Rock and A Little Bit (of) Country Talent
Edgewater Casino Resort’s E Center will host a timeless trio of concerts in early 2022, extending its impressive schedule of talent to include performances by The Temptations, Grand Funk Railroad and Marie Osmond. The legendary Temptations, who are celebrating their 60th Anniversary, will bring their signature blend of harmonies and choreography to the stage on Sunday, Jan. 16; Grand Funk Railroad will showcase its crowd-pleasing arena rock on Saturday, Jan. 29; while entertainment icon Marie Osmond will bring her timeless classic style to the stage on Saturday, Feb. 19. The performers add to the E Center’s and Laughlin Event Center’s impressive lineups, including Darci Lynne on Saturday, Nov. 27 at the E Center; Sammy Hagar and The Circle, REO Speedwagon and Sir, Please on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Laughlin Event Center; and Pitbull on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at the Laughlin Event Center. For more information, contact Taylor Goldberg, Wicked Creative, Laughlin@WickedCreative.com.
The Mirage Deals More ‘Aces’ into 2022 Comedy Series Lineup
The Mirage Hotel & Casino recently announced additional performances for the 2022 Aces of Comedy series. Comedians joining the start-studded lineup to take The Mirage Theater stage include Chelsea Handler, Tom Segura, Chico Bean, Wayne Brady, Ron White, Tim Allen, Jess Hilarious and Tim Dillon. The Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage Hotel & Casino features one of the country’s most comprehensive and diverse comedic lineups. Over the last decade, the 1,257-seat Theatre at The Mirage has been the place to enjoy the best comedy in Las Vegas. For more information, contact Katharine Sherrer, MGM Resorts International Public Relations, email@example.com.
Blake Shelton and Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Announce Westward Expansion of Ole Red Brand with Flagship Las Vegas Strip Location
Country superstar and Opry member Blake Shelton and Ryman Hospitality Properties recently announced plans for a new Ole Red location in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip expected to open in 2023. Located in front of Bally’s Las Vegas at the Grand Bazaar Shops on the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road, the planned Ole Red Las Vegas project will be the Company’s first location in the western United States. The Company expects to spend approximately $30 million developing the venue. The four-story building will feature a main dining floor and two additional guest floors overlooking a central stage with state-of-the-art video, acoustics and lighting for a concert-quality experience that showcases curated artist line-ups daily. Guests will also enjoy food, beverages and a separate live music experience on an expansive 4,500 square-foot rooftop while taking in striking views of Las Vegas. A made-from-scratch, Shelton-inspired menu will feature food items and specialty cocktails that are unique to the Las Vegas location and infused with southern hospitality. At approximately 27,000 square feet with a planned 686 seats, Ole Red Las Vegas is slated to be the brand’s largest location to date. For more information, contact Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media, LLC, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours Debuts Gourmet Culinary Tours
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours introduces unique new dining experiences at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas and Resorts World Las Vegas. The 2.5-hour evening tours take guests to multiple renowned restaurants in one convenient outing. Guests will enjoy a carefully curated menu of three to four signature dishes at each establishment, including dessert at the final stop. The tours, which are available nightly, are available to individuals, as well as to private groups of up to 100 guests. While the exact lineup of restaurants visited may vary, each tour will include three of the following establishments: at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Todd English’s Olives, Night + Market, Kassi Beach House, and ONE Steakhouse; At Resorts World, Fuhu, ¡VIVA!, Kusa Nori or Carversteak. A 2-hour tour of Tivoli Village also recently debuted, available Tuesday through Sunday for a minimum of two guests, with stops at Echo & Rig, El Dorado Cantina and Ada’s Wine Bar. For more information, visit LipSmackingFoodieTours.com.
Flamingo Las Vegas Kicks Off Its Milestone 75th Anniversary Celebration
In 1946, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel and business partner Meyer Lansky famously opened the Flamingo Hotel intending to bring Hollywood glam to the desert. They created the first resort-style hotel on the Strip and forever changed Las Vegas. Flock to Flamingo Las Vegas as the "Forever Fabulous" resort at the heart of the Strip celebrates its milestone 75th anniversary. Now through the end of the year, guests can enjoy anniversary-themed offers at the resort, from a social media sweepstakes to hotel, spa and wedding packages. For more information, contact Kristin Soo Hoo, Caesars Entertainment, email@example.com.