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This Month's Las Vegas Entertainment Newsletter


June 2017

It’s summertime! It’s time for a vacation. The kids are out of school and that means they’ll be hanging around the house begging mom and dad to go and do stuff. Vegas may not be the spot for you K through 12th graders, but it is, of course, a popular spot for pool parties and a place to get into a bit of mischief. College-aged people will come to Vegas and try to emulate the commercials and the mystique of this town…usually without the success and panache for which they would hope. Sometimes these folks think that normal rules of society don't apply to this town...trust me though; drunk and disorderly and drunk driving will still get you thrown in jail. Families will come in, have a good time, but feel that there is less and less that the entire family can do on the Strip. (Actually, there are a lot of things that the family can do (especially this month,) but most tourists don't venture away from the casinos to find them.) We all want a vacation, and in many respects, things seem to be lightening up for a lot of people. It is time to get away and play.

Normally temperatures never reach 100 degrees until the month of June…but we’ve already hit that mark several times this year…looks like it’s going to be a hot one… Yes, it is true, it is a dry heat; and yes, that does make it more tolerable. This is good and bad—it is as if you’re standing in a convection oven, rather than a sauna. Without lotion, the dry air will suck out any moisture that you may have in your body, and you will burn faster here than a day at the beach. Summer in Vegas is hot…pools and parties are the main tour de force for the season, and the entertainment usually brings a lot of wonderful surprises throughout the months ahead.

(An interesting note—especially for people getting married here in the summer, (lots of June brides here,) if you come from a humid climate, yes, the dry air will try and take away the moisture that’s in your body…conversely, your body will go into survival mode and do its best to retain any of the moisture that you have. The result is that your extremities will swell. If you bought the smallest, cutest, tightest shoes back home in anticipation of your wedding here…they will not fit, and if you do manage to get them on, you will be miserable. And just as your feet have swollen, so have your hands…ergo, your rings will not fit either. I have seen way too many brides and grooms working to the point of injury to try and get rings on. A little advice…get comfortable shoes, and make sure that your hands are lathered with lotion prior to coming down the aisle…it will insure that you can slide that ring over your swollen knuckles. Now consequently, this advice does not suggest in any way to stop drinking water…if you don’t drink water, you’ll get heat stroke and be in the hospital rather than the chapel on your wedding day—I’ve seen that too. Drink lots of water while in town and make sure that you’re getting a lot of electrolytes.)

In an effort to truly appreciate June, I had to ask myself, what is June? Well it is a lot of things…including: National Aquarium Month, Candy Month, Dairy Month, Fight the Filthy Fly Month, Gay Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Adopt a Cat Month, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, Rose Month, National Safety month, and Turkey Lovers Month.

And not that you’re going to find a card to go with any of these occasions, but on a daily basis: The first is Dare Day and Flip a Coin Day. The second is National Bubba Day and National Rocky Road Day. The third is Repeat Day (I said "Repeat Day".) The third is Repeat Day (I said "Repeat Day",) and National Doughnut Day always the first Friday in June. The fourth is Applesauce Cake Day, Old Maid's Day, and Hug Your Cat Day. The fifth is World Environment Day. The sixth is National Gardening Exercise Day- Get out and exercise with your plants, and National Yo-Yo Day. The seventh is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. The eighth is Best Friends Day, as well as Name Your Poison Day. The ninth is Donald Duck Day, and the tenth is Iced Tea Day. The eleventh; National Corn on the Cob Day. (At this point I’m thinking to myself, “why did I start this list?” but then… “well, I’ve come this far…now I have to finish.”) The twelfth; Red Rose Day. The thirteenth; Sewing Machine Day. The fourteenth; Flag Day. The fifteenth; Smile Power Day. The sixteenth; Fresh Veggies Day; followed by the seventeenth; Eat Your Vegetables Day. The eighteenth is big. It is Go Fishing Day, International Panic Day, and National Splurge Day, and National Hollerin' Contest Day - third Saturday in June - Oh yeah!! And it’s World Juggler's Day - Saturday closest to June 17th The nineteenth; World Sauntering Day, and Father's Day - third Sunday. The twentieth is Ice Cream Soda Day, and the Summer Solstice. The 21st is Go Skate Day. The 22nd is National Chocolate Eclair Day. The 23rd is National Columnists Day and National Pink Day, and the 24th is Swim a Lap Day, and Take Your Dog to Work Day Friday after Father's Day. The 25th is Log Cabin Day and National Catfish Day. The 26th is Beautician's Day, Forgiveness Day. The 27th is Sun Glasses Day. The 28th is Paul Bunyan Day and Insurance Awareness Day - Now who do you think invented that!?! The 29th is Camera Day, Hug Holiday, and Waffle Iron Day. And finally, June 30th is Meteor Day.

The Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend will be at The Orleans Hotel from June 1st to June 4th. It is a showcase for over 100 of the world's top burlesque acts from international entertainers. The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend attracts outstanding artists, both exotic and mainstream. The weekend will also include a Striptease Reunion, now in its 55th year, at which newer performers can learn tricks of the trade from surviving superstars of the 1940s, '50s and '60s. The mission of the Burlesque Hall of Fame is to inspire, educate and entertain the public, fostering an appreciation for and understanding of the unique history and heritage of vintage Burlesque--including but not limited to the art, artifacts and personal histories of its biggest names and brightest stars. In 2006, the Burlesque Hall of Fame relocated from Helendale to Las Vegas, NV, in hopes of establishing a permanent, first-rate tourist attraction and research/exhibition space for our one-of-a-kind collection. Today, the museum occupies a space in the Emergency Arts building in the heart of a revitalized Vegas Downtown, where a small part of our several-thousand-piece collection is on display to the public.

For the first time ever, Insomniac has partnered with Red Bull TV to broadcast live from this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival, (EDC Las Vegas) June 16, 17 and 18 from 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT to 8:30 a.m. ET / 5:30 a.m. PT. Streaming globally over three days, across two channels, and hosted by DJ and producer, Hannah Rad, this visually stunning celebration of dance music culture will provide fans with the ultimate immersive view of Las Vegas Motor Speedway. EDC Las Vegas has become a worldwide phenomenon, featuring hundreds of acts set to the backdrop of a full-sized carnival, complete with eight massive stages, thrilling rides and interactive art installations. The multi-channel experience will include exclusive artist interviews, sneak peak moments backstage, and a deep-dive into the unique world of EDC Las Vegas. Unmistakably transformative, EDC Las Vegas harnesses the synergy of the Las Vegas experience while transcending an array of eclectic music genres, stunning visuals, and a community of like-minded, accepting individuals. In 2017, EDC Las Vegas will host dance music acts as diverse as Above & Beyond, Alesso, Alison Wonderland b2b Diplo b2b Jauz, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Dillon Francis, Flux Pavilion, Galantis, Infected Mushroom, Major Lazer, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Mija, Porter Robinson, REZZ, Rüfüs Du Sol, Tïesto, Zedd and more!

Reggae in the Desert, Las Vegas’ largest Reggae festival showcasing both the unifying power of Reggae music and the Caribbean lifestyle, announces the 16th annual music festival on Saturday, June 10 at the Clark County Amphitheatre (500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas). The all-ages music festival features Common Kings, Alborosie, Tanya Stephens, Passafire, Eljai, Inna Vision and more. Vendors in the Caribbean Islands Vendor Village will have a wide assortment Caribbean-style food including jerk chicken, peas & rice and fried plantains. In addition to water and non-alcoholic refreshments, domestic and imported beers will be available. Various exhibits and Caribbean-inspired vendors will also be on site. Blankets for lawn seating are permitted, as well as one unopened/factory sealed bottle of water per person, still cameras (no video) and sunscreen.

Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation will host its 17th Annual Firefighter Bachelor Auction on Friday, June 9 from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. at The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas, with a special opening performance by male revue troupe, Aussie Heat. Southern Nevada’s hottest and most eligible firefighter bachelors will be auctioned off to members of the community during the 17th Annual Firefighter Bachelor Auction. Bachelors will be paired with prize packages including premier hotel stays, a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Las Vegas show tickets, Sundance helicopter tours, golf experiences, spa treatments and much more. All proceeds from the auction will benefit individuals in the community through The Burn Survivor Initiative, a program that provides medical and emotional assistance to local burn survivors following a traumatic experience.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas has raised the standard for entertainment in downtown Las Vegas with its acclaimed 52 Fridays Concert Series. The resort presents a diverse lineup of weekly acts, from GRAMMY award-winning pop artists to rock and roll royalty.

Herman's Hermits - June 2
Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone dominated the '60s along with such big names as the The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Beginning in England, April 1, 1964, the group has recorded more than 23 hit singles, 10 hit albums and 3 major movies. Their top hits include "Mrs. Brown (You've Got a Lovely Daughter)" "Silhouettes," "Dandy," and "Henry VIII."

Gary Lewis & The Playboys - June 9
Gary Lewis & the Playboys were an American '60s-era pop and rock group, fronted by musician Gary Lewis, the son of comedian Jerry Lewis. They are best known for their 1965 Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "This Diamond Ring," which was the first of a string of hit singles they had in 1965 and 1966. The band had an earnest, boy-next-door image similar to British invasion contemporaries such as Herman's Hermits and Gerry and the Pacemakers. The group folded in 1970, but a version of the band later resumed touring and continues to tour, often playing for veteran's benefits.

April Wine - June 16
'70s and '80s rock sensations April Wine began their impressive journey in 1969 when they formed in Nova Scotia. Their first studio hit, "Fast Train" propelled them to international stardom. They went on to record 15 studio albums, three live releases, and perform thousands of concerts. April Wine's most memorable hits include "You Could Have Been a Lady," "Just Between You and Me," and "If you Believe in Me."

The Buckinghams - June 23
After changing their name from The Pulsations to The Buckinghams to reflect the British Invasion craze, this American Sunshine pop group became an overnight sensation. The group put out the wistful "Kind of a Drag," which ended up being a million-selling pop chart-topper. Other major hits for the band include "Don't You Care," "Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)," and the pseudo-psychedelic "Susan." The group showed off their R&B roots on the jazz standard "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy," their second-biggest hit.

Foghat - June 30
"Move to the music, we can move all night." Boogie-blues rockers Foghat will take fans on a journey through their favorite hits including "Slow Ride," "Drivin' Wheel," "I Just Want to Make Love to You," and more. The group, which has performed together for more than 40 years, has earned eight gold albums, one platinum album, and one double platinum album. The band's rollicking performances have garnered it lifelong fans from around the world.

There’ll be something “In The Ayer” on Saturday, June 10 when chart-topping, Platinum-selling recording artist Flo Rida performs for party-goers poolside at the Flamingo GO Pool. Flo Rida joins a number of other upcoming celebrity performances confirmed for the summer of 2017, including Mya on Saturday, June 3, Mark McGrath on Saturday, June 24, the Ying Yang Twins on Saturday, July 15, DJ’s from Mars on Saturday, July 22, Yazz “The Greatest” on Saturday, July 29 and Montell Jordan on Saturday, Aug. 5.

Additionally, on select Sunday nights throughout the summer, don’t miss the GO Pool’s Night Jams concert series, where guests can experience some of music’s most iconic bands performing their favorite tunes, including Sugar Ray on Sunday, June 25 and Everclear on Sunday, July 16.

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum’s annual summer soiree, Sundown in Downtown: Bones and Booze, is back for its 6th year on Friday, June 2 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hosted at Heritage Park located next door to the Museum, the outdoor celebration features bold rhythms, cold drinks and small bites from local businesses throughout the valley. Guests can indulge in cuisine from a variety of vendors including El Sombrero, VegeNation, Rachel’s Kitchen, Triple George Grill, Imperial Taco’s and Beer, Popcorn Girl, and more including a beer garden featuring local breweries such as Big Dog’s Brewery, Great Basin Brewery and Tenaya Creek Brewery. All proceeds will benefit the Museum’s mission; to inspire individuals through educational exhibits and programs to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the natural world.

Five-time Grammy® Award winner CeeLo Green will return to Las Vegas to perform a four-night, limited engagement at Caesars Palace. The singer, songwriter, producer, actor and television personality will take to the stage for an intimate show from July 21 - 29. Backed by a two-piece band, CeeLo Green will be up close and personal, like he’s never been before. CeeLo will take his audience on a journey through his two decade plus career, performing songs from his incredible repertoire including “Forget You” and “Crazy.”

There will be a number of “first time happenings” at the sixth annual Health, Healing & Happiness conference being held June 9-11, 2017, at Tuscany Suites & Casino. For the first time, there will be a Gala Dinner with the Stars on Friday, June 9 following the 5-7 p.m. welcome reception. It will also be the first time, the Tuscany Suites is collaborating with a local vegan celebrity chef to offer a one-of-a-kind vegan gala dinner, presented by the popular Health, Healing & Happiness conference. The Gala Dinner with the Stars “Verano Vegano” from 7-9 p.m. will have keynote conference speakers attending while Chef Mayra creates a vegan four-course gourmet dinner experience. Belsandia.com is presenting the Health, Healing & Happiness conference, which is now the largest event in Nevada for nutrition and natural solutions for the whole body, mind and spirit. World-class speakers along with renowned vegan chefs will offer presentations about nutrition, fitness, spirituality and personal development. There will also be a Holistic Health Expo that is open to attendees and the public.

The 10th Annual Las Vegas Film Festival announced today the initial programming lineup for the 2017 Festival, to be held entirely at Brenden Theatres and the Palms Casino Resort June 6 - 11. This year’s Festival lineup includes a mix of feature films and documentaries that have been favorites on the international festival circuit, animated works, shorts, music videos, festival labs and local films that were produced in Southern Nevada or were directed by a local filmmaker.

Highlights include winner of the NEXT Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Gook, directed by Justin Chon; SXSW standouts California Dreams from Mike Ott and Theo Anthony’s Rat Race; and Dave Made a Maze from director Bill Watterson.

All feature and documentary films will be followed by a Q&A session with the cast and crew, providing theater goers with a unique movie watching experience.

FEATURE FILMS

10 Days, Director: Nathaniel Katzman
Estlin and Ellie reconnect on Christmas Eve after nine months of separation. However, they are both wary of jumping right back into a relationship and therefore propose a challenge: they must spend 10 days with each other before a decision can be made. The film is about relationships, the holidays and being young in New York. There's plenty to laugh, cry, and pull your hair out about.

The 60 Yard, Line Director: Leif Gantvoort
Based on a true story. Set during the 2009 football season. Ben “Zagger” Zagowski and Nick “Polano” Polano, best friends and co-workers, buy a house in the parking lot of Lambeau Field (home of the Packers), and are forced to pick between a football fan lifestyle and a girl. Lives change. There's a cow.

Dave Made a Maze, Director: Bill Watterson
Dave, an artist who has yet to complete anything significant in his career, builds a fort in his living room out of pure frustration, only to wind up trapped by the fantastical pitfalls, booby traps, and critters of his own creation. Ignoring his warnings, Dave's girlfriend Annie leads a band of oddball explorers on a rescue mission. Once inside, they find themselves trapped in an ever-changing supernatural world, threatened by booby traps and pursued by a bloodthirsty Minotaur.

Gook, Director: Justin Chon
Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street-wise 11-year-old African American girl. Kamilla ditches school, Eli stresses about the store, and Daniel tries to have a good time. It's just another typical day at the store until the Rodney King verdict is read and riots break. With the chaos moving towards them, the trio is forced to defend the store while contemplating the future of their own personal dreams and the true meaning of family.

Still/Born, Director: Brandon Christensen
Still/Born follows Mary, a new mother who lost one of her twins in childbirth. As she struggles with the loss of one of her children, she starts to suspect something sinister is after her surviving child - a supernatural entity that has chosen her child and will stop at nothing to take it from her.


Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas transforms its Marquee into a colossal movie screen for Dive In Movies, showing favorite films from high above the Las Vegas Strip every Monday night through Labor Day (Sept. 4). Guests are also invited to enjoy a night swim while watching their favorite blockbusters.

Please see the below schedule of movies:
May 29 - To Be Announced
June 5 - Happy Gilmore
June 12 - Pulp Fiction
June 19 - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
June 26 - The Departed
July 3 - Top Gun
July 10 - How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
July 17 - The Big Lebowski
July 24 - Bull Durham
July 31 - Mad Max: Fury Road
August 7 -The Great Outdoors
August 14 - It’s Complicated
August 21 - World War Z (2013)
August 28 - Father of the Bride
September 4 - Hitch

Doors for the Dive In Movies open at 7 p.m. and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m. Cost of admission is $5 per person for non-hotel guests or complimentary for hotel guests and children under the age of 5.

2017 will be the “Summer of the Dragon” at Flamingo Las Vegas as the popular British magician/comedian/genuine magic dragon settles in for an extended summer residency at the iconic Strip resort. Due to popular demand Piff the Magic Dragon will make Las Vegas his home with more than 40 days of consecutive performances. Billing himself as the Loser of “America’s Got Talent” on NBC, Season 10’s fallen hero Piff the Magic Dragon has proved anything but, with record breaking sales across North America in 2015 and 2016, and a Vegas residency that has outlasted even the winner. Since its launch in November 2015, the show has been a constantly evolving mix of greatest hits and brand new tricks from a repertoire that stretches more than ten years. New for this season, Mr Piffles - The Dog Who Knows, will set out to answer any question posed by the audience and prove beyond all doubt he is the world’s most knowledgeable canine. Whether you’re new to the dynamic duo or a long term lizard lover, Piff’s mix of stunning conjuring and spontaneous, hilarious comedy is the hottest Magic Dragon / Performing Chihuahua show in town.

Grammy Award-winners Mumford & Sons will return to Las Vegas for a rare and intimate performance following last year’s sold-out gig headlining 2016’s Life Is Beautiful festival. The band is scheduled to perform at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, June 24. Mumford & Sons exploded on the rock music charts in 2009 with the release of their first studio album, Sigh No More featuring tracks “The Cave” and “Little Lion Man.” Their second album Babel debuted at No. 1 on both the US and UK Billboard 200 charts and became the fastest-selling rock album of the decade. After taking a brief hiatus, the band rejoined to release Wilder Mind, which featured a developed sound and powerhouse singles “Believe” and “The Wolf.” 2016 was a busy year for the band, who performed a historic run of shows in South Africa which resulted in a DVD and “mini album” release, toured South America for the very first time and headlined multiple music festivals around the UK. As for the future, American audiences have already gotten a small taste of the band’s forthcoming album as they performed two or three new songs live during last year’s Austin 5000 tour.

Award-winning grand illusionist David Goldrake has announced a Las Vegas residency at Tropicana Las Vegas, set to debut summer 2017. The magician, known as 'The International Man of Mystery' will soon defy the laws of time and physics in front of spectators' very eyes with David Goldrake 'Imaginarium' inside Tropicana Theater. Representing a new generation of illusionists, David Goldrake will allow guests to lose all sense of reality, creating a surreal scene caught somewhere between reality and a dreamlike world full of dreams and fantasies. From the classics of magical history to modern experience, the grand illusionist will treat guests to an interactive show featuring mentalism, escapology, music and choreography blending with modern 3D mapping technology. Goldrake has developed this illustrious show with the best creators in the field of magic and entertainment, and will undertake a journey through time and will challenge the laws of nature before guests' eyes.

The World Series of Beer Pong (The WSOBP) is back for its 12th year in Sin City! The largest and longest-running organized beer pong tournament in the world, The WSOBP XII will feature thousands of beer pong enthusiasts from across the globe, competing for the chance to win at least $35,000 in prize money and the ultimate bragging rights of “World Beer Pong Champion.” The annual tournament will take place at the renowned Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino Friday, June 2, 2017 through Sunday, June 4, 2017. Tournament play at The WSOBP XII follows the official WSOBP rules, but in short, the game is one of skillful hand-eye coordination. During play, two-person teams stand at opposite ends of an eight-foot-long table, where ten 16-ounce cups, filled with water, are placed in bowling pin formation. Each team takes turns tossing beer pong balls (similar to table tennis balls) at their opponent’s cup formation. If the ball goes in a cup, that cup is removed from the game. The first team to eliminate all of its opponent’s cups wins.

On Thursday, June 1, Cirque du Soleil will unveil its 12th annual art exhibition, The Collective, an extraordinary collection of artworks created by the company’s performers, technicians and staff in Las Vegas. Serving as a creative outlet for employees, the exhibit will be on display for a limited time, June 1 - 30 at The Metropolitan Gallery of Las Vegas Art Museum, available Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12 - 5 p.m. For the first time in the program’s 12-year history, each employee will be able to submit up to three works of art instead of one, allowing them to express themselves creatively through different mediums. All formats of artwork will be featured throughout the month, kicking off with a special reception for the Las Vegas community June 1 from 6 - 8 p.m. In addition to the original works created this year, The Collective will also display Cirque du Soleil-owned art pieces, props and costumes from various productions along The Strip to inspire participants in exciting new ways. Among the items featured will be a Jester-patterned aluminum chainmail shirt by Michael Rawlins of “O”, a 3/4 scale animatronics robot by Preston Altree of Michael Jackson ONE and memorabilia from the Cirque du Soleil shows on The Strip. The full list will be announced at a later date. To access The Collective, guests will need to pay a $5 entrance fee at The Metropolitan Gallery of Las Vegas Art Museum.

Comedian, musician and Tony Award-nominee Stephen Lynch adds Las Vegas to his spring tour with a special performance at the House of Blues Las Vegas on June 10, 2017. His unique blend of musical based comedy has earned him fiercely loyal fans around the world who live to experience his sold-out live shows, five best - selling CDs, his RIAA-certified Gold DVD and his top-rated Comedy Central Specials. On November 13, 2012 Lynch’s highly anticipated fifth album, LION, was released. The album, recorded in Nashville and New York and released by What Are Records?, embodies the musical evolution of Lynch’s career. Part Americana, part folk, part alt-country, its listeners will notice a more musically sophisticated album with the same cutting humor.

Tropicana Las Vegas is gearing up for the summer season to host the 'Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine & Friends' on Friday, June 16. The iconic property will team up with Three Square Food Bank and kick-off the 11th annual Las Vegas Restaurant Week affair - a celebration of dining out for a cause, with a summer camp-inspired event set to debut poolside at Tropicana Las Vegas. In celebration of the warmer weather, locals and tourists alike are invited to spend an evening poolside at Tropicana Las Vegas and join Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine as he hosts the special Summer Cookout event. Guests will be able to indulge in summertime favorite dishes, from barbecue to fresh salads, as well as refreshing cocktails offered from restaurants both on and off the Las Vegas Strip - including a sneak peek at the all-new Robert Irvine's Public House at Tropicana Las Vegas set to debut this summer.

Super Summer Theatre will kick off its 42nd season of bringing affordable, high-quality productions to southern Nevada residents with “The Wedding Singer,” performing June 7 - 24 at the Spring Mountain State Park. Produced by Hynes-Sight Entertainment, this musical version of “The Wedding Singer” (based on the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herlihy, featuring Adam Sandler) will take you right back to the ‘80s, featuring a totally rad score accompanied by a 12-piece live band. The time is 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party, until his fiancée Linda leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie has hit rock bottom. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck, would have it, Julia daydreams about marrying Glen, a Wall Street shark; and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of the decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. “The Wedding Singer” will make you wish you were back in the time when MTV played videos, Rubik’s Cubes were all the rage, and you’d never be caught without your acid washed jeans! The cast of 24 has been rehearsing since March, with three of the actors playing their own music live on stage alongside the band. The production features two songs from the movie, as well as original songs written for the musical which opened on Broadway in 2006 and was nominated for five Tony Awards in 2006, including Best Musical. It has since toured across the U.S. and internationally.

Legendary American rocker Ted Nugent is returning to Las Vegas to kick off Independence Day weekend with a performance at the Sunset Amphitheater at Sunset Station on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Doors open at 7 p.m. Located outdoors at Sunset Station, the Sunset Amphitheater is the perfect destination for a concert experience under the stars.

Emmy-winner Eric Martsolf of “Days of Our Lives” has teamed up with Legends in Concert, the longest-running show in Las Vegas, to guest-host the new summer production at Flamingo Las Vegas June 27 through July 15. Eric is widely recognized for his six-year popular portrayal of Ethan Winthrop on NBC's daytime drama, "Passions," where he claimed numerous accolades from peers and fans alike. His most memorable role began in 2008 when he joined the cast of NBC's daytime drama, "Days of our Lives," as Brady Black. In 2014, Eric made history as the first actor on "Days of our Lives" to ever win the Daytime Emmy for Best Supporting Actor. The last two decades of Eric's career is a true testament to his versatility as an actor where he has successfully completed over 1,500 theatrical performances and over 2,000 television episodes.

Join your fellow Pottheads across the country for the official day-drinking and mingling destination for witches, wizards, squibs, and magical creatures alike at PotterCon*. In 2016, PotterCons in New York City and Memphis gathered almost 3,500 Hogwarts alums (selling out back-to-back dates at Irving Plaza) for magical days of witchcraft and wizardry. This year we're swish-and-flicking our way to bigger-and-better events across the country. Our stage show includes a live Sorting Ceremony, Trivia Contest, Costume Contest, and Harry Potter themed skits, while additional activations throughout the venue include a step and repeat photo booth, fortune telling stations in the Astronomy Tower, custom Harry Potter themed merchandise, and more. So dig your dusty old robes out of storage, accio your friends and come throw back some Butterbeers with other magic-loving adults. The day promises to be 4,224 pages worth of fun...Until the very end. Sunday, June 25 at the House of Blues Las Vegas

* PotterCon is a Harry Potter fan event that is not endorsed, sanctioned or in any other way supported directly or indirectly by Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Harry Potter book publishers, or J.K. Rowling and her representatives.

Country star Chris Young is returning to Las Vegas with special guests The Swon Brothers, for a performance at the Sandbar Poolside Stage at Red Rock Resort on Friday, June 30, 2017. Chris Young hails from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and first drew the public’s attention when he appeared on the Nashville Star television show in 2006. Young's singing abilities first surfaced in children's theatre productions in grade school, and with his family's full support, he threw himself into learning all he could about music, and country music in particular. Young’s debut single “Drinkin' Me Lonely,” a song he wrote with Larry Wayne Clark, was released in 2006, followed later in the year by a Buddy Cannon-produced album called simply Chris Young. A second album, The Man I Want to Be, appeared in 2009 and was followed by 2011’s NEON, which included the hit single “Tomorrow.” His success continued with 2013’s A.M. and 2015’s I’m Comin’ Over. Young was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2017 for “Best Country Duo/Group Performance.”

House of Blues Las Vegas proudly presents Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! tour on Friday, June 9, 2017. Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three time GRAMMY award winner, Brian Setzer, is a “Musician’s Musician” credited with continually taking chances with innovative and daring musical styles. Setzer is widely credited for taking two forgotten genres, rockabilly and swing, adding his own blend of gunpowder and rockin’ style, and completely reinventing and single-handedly resurrecting them in the process. Along the way, he has scored chart-topping hits, sold 13 million records, and received the Orville H. Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award throughout his decorated career as founder/leader of the Stray Cats, his 19-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra, and as a solo artist. He is consistently cited as one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, and has a best-selling, extensive line of elite Gretsch signature model guitars bearing his name. Setzer appeared in the 1987 film, “La Bamba,” portraying rockabilly pioneer Eddie Cochran. In 2002, Setzer earned the privilege of being one of the few musicians to be animated in an episode of “The Simpsons.” That same year, he was personally requested to induct Chet Atkins into the 17th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Setzer had the honor of being invited in 2006 to perform at the White House for the President of the United States. In 2014, Setzer received the distinct honor of being asked by the Smithsonian institution in Washington, D.C. to donate a replica of his original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, joining an elite collection of iconic treasures at the museum.

Have you ever wondered how the unearthly sounds that you hear on a BOSTON album actually happen? See for yourself this summer at a live show on BOSTON's Hyper Space Tour! The band is currently planning four dozen shows in North America, including a Las Vegas stop at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8 p.m. The band will be joined by support act Night Ranger. Unlike most bands at the time, all of BOSTON’s albums were conceived in a basement, written, produced and recorded by Tom Scholz, an MIT graduate who designed specialized equipment to capture the songs that he heard in his head. Scholz created his music with the intention of playing it live, in real time with real musicians, making it one of the few bands in history to reproduce seemingly-impossible-to-perform productions on stage, without the use of prerecorded music or technical enhancements. ??

In conjunction with its newest album Heartworms released today, The Shins have been added to the entertainment lineup at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, June 23. Complete details are below. A high-res photo is available upon request. With multiple Grammy nominations under its belt, The Shins are a prominent force in the indie and alternative rock music world. The American band formed in Albuquerque in 1996 by James Mercer, lead singer and songwriter for the group. Its first hit song “New Slang” off its album Oh, Inverted World received critical acclaim and put The Shins on the map. The current lineup of the group is founding member Mercer, drummer Jon Sortland, guitarists Mark Watrous and Casey Foubert, bassist Yuuki Matthews and keyboardist Patti King. Heartworms, its fifth and newest album, was released today.

KIDZ BOP fans, get ready for the best news ever! The #1 music brand for kids has partnered with Live Nation Entertainment to announce the ALL-NEW KIDZ BOP “Best Time Ever” tour, sponsored by Juicy Juice Splashers. The KIDZ BOP Kids will headline the national live tour, which kicks off in April and will hit more than 50 cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami, as well as Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 11 at 8 p.m. Fans can look forward to an entirely new KIDZ BOP experience at the 2017 show. The ultimate family-friendly live concert will feature brand-new songs, choreography and an eye-popping set design. The tour is headlined by the newest group of KIDZ BOP Kids, who were introduced in January with the release of KIDZ BOP 34. The KIDZ BOP Kids have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for the past seven consecutive years. Artist Group International (AGI) is representing the Best Time Ever tour.

Back by popular demand, Queen + Adam Lambert will rock North America this summer with a highly-anticipated 25-city arena tour, including a Las Vegas stop at T-Mobile Arena Saturday, June 24. After wildly successful and sold out tours throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin and North America, Brian May, Roger Taylor + Adam Lambert will debut a brand new show specially designed and created for this outing, bringing fans all their favorite Queen hits, like “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” and “We Are The Champions.” The high-energy concert will bring their history alive in all its passion and glory, with stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and more, before wrapping on August 5 in Houston at the Toyota Center. The tour is presented by Live Nation.

Fresh off winning their fan voted Classic Rock Magazine Album of the Year award, Def Leppard announce they will return to the road this spring for a three month run across North America. The Live Nation promoted outing will storm through cities across parts of the U.S. and Canada, including a Las Vegas stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, June 17. Joining Def Leppard are Poison and Tesla.

Two of the most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands Chicago and The Doobie Brothers - who have sold more than 150 million records combined - announced today their co-headline North American summer tour. The 30+ date tour, promoted by Live Nation, will take the GRAMMY Award-winning and multi-platinum selling groups through amphitheatres in major cities, including Park Theater at Monte Carlo Friday, June 9, 2017.

Jerry Seinfeld fans can catch the legendary comedian as he returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for four nights of his critically-acclaimed stand-up comedy on June 17-18 and Sept. 8-9, 2017. All performances are presented jointly by AEG Live and Caesars Entertainment. Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become the most successful comedy series in the history of television: Seinfeld. The show ran on NBC for nine seasons, winning numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards, and was named the greatest television show of all time in 2009 by TV Guide, and in 2012 was identified as the best sitcom ever in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll. Seinfeld has also starred in, written and produced movies (Comedian, Bee Movie), directed and produced a Broadway hit (Colin Quinn Long Story Short), and even wrote a best-selling book (Seinlanguage) and a children’s book (Halloween). Seinfeld’s latest project is the critically-acclaimed web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, seen exclusively on Crackle and comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com, which has garnered over 100 million views, and which the New York Times describes as “impressively complex and artful” and Variety calls “a game changer.”


With the headliners, concerts, and continuing events this month...the first week of the month will include...

June 1 - 4

Jennifer Lopez: ALL I HAVE
Planet Hollywood: Through - June 11, 2017

Celine Dion
Caesars Palace: June 2, 2017 - June 3, 2017

The Bronx Wanderers
Bally's: Through - June 30, 2017

Herman's Hermits
Golden Nugget: June 2, 2017

Josh Turner
Tropicana Las Vegas: June 2, 2017

Scars & Stripes Festival
LAS VEGAS: June 3, 2017

96.3 KKLZ JUNEFEST: Featuring REO Speedwagon, Don Felder, Martha Davis and The Motels
Sunset Station Hotel Casino: June 3, 2017

Bush
SLS Las Vegas: June 2, 2017

David Benoit
Boulder Station Hotel-Casino: June 3, 2017

DSB - Tribute To Journey
House of Blues: June 2, 2017

Earl Klugh
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa: June 3, 2017

Eric Darius
Clark County Government Amphitheater: June 3, 2017

Frank LaSpina
The Smith Center: June 4, 2017

Gonzo
Brooklyn Bowl: June 4, 2017

Local Brews Local Grooves
House of Blues: June 3, 2017

Modest Mouse
Brooklyn Bowl: June 3, 2017

Morgan James - Reckless Abandon Tour
The Smith Center: June 2, 2017

Peace Frog - Tribute to The Doors
Cannery Casino & Hotel: June 2, 2017 - June 3, 2017

Randy Houser
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: June 2, 2017

The Kingston Trio
South Point Casino Hotel & Spa: June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017

The Protomen
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 2, 2017

The Yardbirds
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 1, 2017

Trey Songz
Brooklyn Bowl: June 1, 2017

June 5 - 11

52 Fridays - Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Golden Nugget: June 9, 2017

40 oz. To Freedom - Sublime Tribute
Brooklyn Bowl: June 9, 2017

Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot
House of Blues: June 9, 2017

Chicago & The Doobie Brothers
Monte Carlo Resort and Casino: June 9, 2017

Corey Feldman & the Angels
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 9, 2017

Common
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 10, 2017

Downtown Rocks Summer Concert Series: Fuel, Tonic, Marcy Playground & Dishwalla
Fremont Street Experience: June 10, 2017

Easy Star All-Stars
Brooklyn Bowl: June 5, 2017

G'Day Las Vegas Starring Greg Bonham with Ryan Ahern
The Smith Center: June 10, 2017

Jean-Luc Ponty
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa: June 10, 2017

Kidz Bop Kids - 2017 "Best Time Ever" Tour
Cox Pavilion: June 11, 2017

Patti LaBelle
Buffalo Bill's Resort and Casino: June 10, 2017

Somo: The Answers Tour
Brooklyn Bowl: June 8, 2017

Southern Soul Blues Concert
Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall: June 9, 2017

The Commodores
Cannery Casino & Hotel: June 10, 2017

The Fab Four - The Ultimate Tribute with Ed Sullivan
Orleans Hotel and Casino: June 10, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Yngwie Malmsteen
House of Blues: June 7, 2017

June 12 - 18

Boston: Hyper Space Tour
LAS VEGAS: June 17, 2017

The Art of Rap
LAS VEGAS: June 17, 2017

Justin Moore
Red Rock Casino Resort Spa: June 16, 2017

Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life
Planet Hollywood: June 14, 2017 - July 1, 2017

52 Fridays - April Wine
Golden Nugget: June 16, 2017

Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer
House of Blues: June 16, 2017

Candy Dulfer
SLS Las Vegas: June 17, 2017

Def Leppard with Poison and Tesla
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino: June 17, 2017

Diane Schuur
The Smith Center: June 16, 2017 - June 17, 2017

Insomniac Bassrush Massive
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 15, 2017

Jonathan Karrant
The Smith Center: June 13, 2017

One Drop Redemption - Bob Marley Tribute
House of Blues: June 17, 2017

Phoenix
Brooklyn Bowl: June 14, 2017

Rebelution: The Good Vibes Summer Tour
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: June 16, 2017

Ziggy Marley
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: June 17, 2017

Roger Waters - Us + Them
T-Mobile Arena: June 16, 2017

Sister Hazel
Brooklyn Bowl: June 18, 2017

Spyro Gyra
Clark County Government Center Amphitheater: June 17, 2017

T Presents Damien Escobar The Heart & Soul Tour
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 15, 2017

The Music of ABBA
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa: June 17, 2017

Zoso - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience
Brooklyn Bowl: June 16, 2017

June 19 - 25

Ricky Martin
LAS VEGAS: June 23, 2017 - June 29, 2017

The Buckinghams
Golden Nugget: June 23, 2017

Little Anthony and The Imperials
Orleans: June 24, 2017

14th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
Cannery Casino & Hotel: June 24, 2017

Deana Sings Dino - Celebrating Dean Martin's 100th
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: June 23, 2017 - June 24, 2017

Gary Clark, Jr.
Brooklyn Bowl: June 20, 2017

Josh Keating
Suncoast Hotel and Casino: June 24, 2017

Margarita La Diosa De La Cumbia
Buffalo Bill's Resort and Casino: June 24, 2017

Mumford & Sons
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 24, 2017

NIGHT JAMS with Sugar Ray
Flamingo - GO Pool: June 25, 2017

Phora - Yours Truly Tour 2017
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 22, 2017

Queen and Adam Lambert
T-Mobile Arena: June 24, 2017

Streetlight Manifesto
Brooklyn Bowl: June 25, 2017

Sugar Ray
Flamingo Las Vegas: June 25, 2017

The Black Seeds
Brooklyn Bowl: June 24, 2017

The Revolution
Brooklyn Bowl: June 21, 2017

The Shins
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: June 23, 2017

Tool Tribute Band Schism
House of Blues: June 24, 2017

Vans Warped Tour Presented By Journeys
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 23, 2017

Reba, Brooks & Dunn
Caesars Palace: June 21, 2017 - July 2, 2017

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
M Resort Spa & Casino: June 24, 2017

June 26 - July 2

Ted Nugent
Sunset Station Hotel Casino: July 1, 2017

52 Fridays - Foghat
Golden Nugget: June 30, 2017

97.1 The Point Presents Led Zepagain - Tribute To Led Zeppelin
House of Blues: July 3, 2017

Chris Young
Red Rock Casino Resort Spa: June 30, 2017

Downtown Rocks Summer Concert Series: Ann Wilson of Heart
Fremont Street Experience: July 3, 2017

Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls World Tour
T-Mobile Arena: July 3, 2017

Man In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash
Orleans Hotel and Casino: June 30, 2017 - July 1, 2017

New Wave Rave - featuring Tributes To The Cure & Duran Duran
House of Blues: June 30, 2017

Rammstein with Korn & Stone Sour
T-Mobile Arena: July 1, 2017

Future
T-Mobile Arena: June 30, 2017

For dates and times, be sure to log onto the Las Vegas Online Entertainment Guide: lvol.com.

Igoshows.com is, of course, the place to read the reviews of all of the shows that are in town so that you can be better informed as to what you should expect from a certain production. The reviews are updated as needed to give you the knowledge you need to spend your entertainment dollars better.





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