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April 2015

April is the best month of the year…all the other months can just suck it up, because they just don’t compare. I know that I’m playing favorites, and I really don’t care about diminishing the other months.  In Las Vegas, April is a beautiful thing…partly because of the weather, partly because of the sense of renewal this time of year brings, partly because of the bikini clad women at all of the pools in town, and partly because of all of the activities and events that inundate the city during this time of year.

The weather is perfect and everything is blooming…  My garden is looking very promising this year—all of the seeds have germinated and every patch is filled with sprouts (yes, there is gardening in Las Vegas. Our soil my not look like much, but it is filled with minerals.)  Yet all of this growth that makes me feel alive is the same reason that some people dread this time of year.   I don’t have allergies.  It is a tough month for a lot of people…the Las Vegas valley seems to find whatever it is that you might be allergic to and send it your way…so allergy sufferers…bring the allergy medicine.

Easter is always celebrated on the first Sunday that occurs after the first ecclesiastical full moon on or after the vernal equinox…so…there you go.  Easter is on April 5th this year, so as I write this, it is Holy week, and the faithful Christians I know are dutifully attending all of the appropriate services…and I am thinking about Easter Egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and Peeps.

There are a lot of things happening in and around Las Vegas that all point to a prosperous future. There is both stability in the job market and growth in the housing industry. New casinos are being planned and a lot of new shows that are in the works. 

The renowned Riviera Hotel & Casino is proud to celebrate its historic Diamond Jubilee Anniversary – 60 years on the famed Las Vegas Strip. The actual anniversary is on April 20, (my birthday, too.) Anniversary celebrations will take place throughout the month of April, with more than $500,000 in cash prizes that will be given away in the Classic Cash Giveaway. With the iconic property closing its doors to the public at noon on Monday, May 4, 2015, the opportunity to come experience one of the Las Vegas’ most historic properties is coming to an end.

The Best of Las Vegas Awards have just come out. There are two winners in each category—one chosen by the readers and one chosen by the staff of our city’s daily paper. 

Britney: Piece of Me and Love were chosen as the best overall shows, Pin Up and Zombie Burlesque took the honors as best Adult Show.  There is no best all-around performer or best singer any longer.  Best magic show went to Illusions and Penn & Teller. Best Showgirls went to “Jubilee!” and Fantasy, and best bargain show went to Donny & Marie Osmond (really…tickets start at over $100) and Sin City Comedy.  And in their own category, Best Cirque show went to “Love,” and “KA.”

Sadly, there is no legitimacy in these awards any longer.  It is not a vote of who is really the best, but instead about the campaigns in which each of these shows engage. PR machines are making this award their goal.  Who has the most friends on Facebook? Who has the biggest ads? Some of these shows came out with pleas and ads for votes with fervor. Some even offered incentives. The best production shows (for me) are still “Jersey Boys” and “Le Reve.” Jeff Civilico and Mac King are the best bargain shows. 

 Other great shows of note should be: “Vegas: The Show,” “Absinthe,” and “Raiding the Rock Vault.”

For the second consecutive year, Kristin Banta Events was awarded the title of “Event Planner of the Year” by the Event Solutions Spotlight Awards. The Spotlight Awards are an annual awards presentation dedicated to recognizing the best and the brightest event professionals in the industry. The awards are presented in a variety of categories and honor both individuals and companies for their body of work in the previous year. Winners were announced at the Rock the Night Industry Awards Celebration held on March 10th, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. 

Legendary comedian Don Rickles, who has starred in Las Vegas theaters longer than any other performer in the history of the gaming mecca, is back for his 55th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner when he brings his one-of-a-kind humor to The Orleans Showroom on April 25th and 26th; each evening at 8 p.m. Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957 when Frank Sinatra wandered into the small Hollywood nightclub where Rickles was performing. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, The Pride and the Passion, and I want to tell you, the cannon’s acting was great. And, make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra doubled up laughing and became one of Rickles’ biggest boosters among Hollywood celebrities. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to his nightclub engagements to become the targets of his insults. Rickles has also starred in several films and television shows, including Casino, Kelly’s Heroes, Rat Race, Gilligan’s Island, The Andy Griffith Show, Get Smart, The Unit, Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3, the latter of which was recently honored with five Oscar Award nominations. Rickles has received two Primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical for the 2008 HBO special Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project. In 2009, cable network TV Land honored Rickles with the “Legend Award.” In 2007, Rickles made his mark in the literary world with his memoir Rickles’ Book.

Cedric ‘The Entertainer,’ Mike Epps, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy will come together for one historic night of comedy for ‘The Black and Brown Comedy Get Down’ at The Colosseum at  Caesars Palace on Saturday, May 2 at 11 p.m.

Cedric ‘The Entertainer’ is an actor and game show host, best known for co-starring along with Steve Harvey on The Steve Harvey Show and starring as Eddie in the Barbershop films.

Mike Epps got his big break as ‘Day-Day’ in Next Friday and Friday After Next. Epps has also appeared in Hangover and Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins in addition to voicing ‘Boog’ in Open Season 2 and ‘Sonny’ in Dr. Dolittle 2.

Eddie Griffin has appeared on the big screen in Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Scary Movie 3, John Q, and Armageddon, to name a few. Griffin performed on Russell Simmons’ Def Jam Comedy, many standup specials and starred in the hit comedy series Malcolm and Eddie, where he even wrote and produced four episodes, one of which featured his mentor, Richard Pryor. 

D.L. Hughley was a member of The Original Kings of Comedy, a correspondent for The Jay Leno Show, host of D.L. Hughley Breaks The News on CNN and the original host of BET’s ComicView. He is the host of his own radio program syndicated in many markets.

George Lopez is a multi-talented entertainer whose career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television.  For two seasons, Lopez hosted Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS, as well as television’s groundbreaking hit sitcom George Lopez, which ran for six seasons. Lopez has risen to become one of the premier comedic talents in the entertainment industry and known for his extensive charity work with various foundations.  Charlie Murphy spent the past two decades solidifying his position in Hollywood as a true acting, writing and producing talent. He’s appeared in feature films such as Lottery Ticket with Bow Wow, Ice Cube and Mike Epps, Our Family Wedding and The Perfect Holiday. Charlie wrote Norbit, which opened #1 at the box office, with his brother Eddie Murphy. Charlie was a cast member on Chappelle’s Show and stars as ‘Vic’ in Adult Swim’s new show Black Jesus.

Suzanne Somers, one of America’s most popular and beloved personalities, and for years a top-selling Las Vegas headliner, is stepping back onstage to launch a sophisticated nightclub act at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Scheduled to debut May 23, 2015, “Suzanne Sizzles” will entertain for a total of 28 weeks through May 2016 in the newly named cabaret venue, “SUZANNE’S” at the Westgate. During her years in Las Vegas in the 1980s, Somers was recognized as one of the best female entertainers by media and fans alike for her show, which she starred in at the Westgate Las Vegas when it was known as the Las Vegas Hilton. With “Suzanne Sizzles,” Somers is creating a cool, sexy return to the heyday of the Rat Pack and the Great American Songbook. Accompanied by her band, the setting will be elegant and the environment intimate, with cocktail seating. The show will transport audiences back to the days of lush sound, glamour, and luxury.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino presents Kenny Chesney Pre-Concert Pool Party Weekend at REHAB Pool with performances by Uncle Kracker and Dee Jay Silver, poolside games, specialty cocktails and more on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4. When the sun goes down each night, partygoers can make their way across the property to Chesney’s shows at The Joint. Guests can take advantage of classic drinking games such as beer pong and cornhole while inflatable bulls fill up the pool. Set within the hotel’s 4.8-acre tropical oasis, the party will offer refreshing beverages such as Corona Extra and specialty cocktails infused with Blue Chair Bay® from Chesney’s Caribbean-inspired line of premium rum. Mini kegs will also be available to VIP attendees.

Due to demand, comedian Jeff Dunham will be adding four months of performances to his highly-successful residency “JEFF DUNHAM: Not Playing with a Full Deck” at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The new shows are scheduled for June 10 – Oct. 4, 2015. Joining Dunham on stage in his new Las Vegas home is his famed troupe of sidekicks: Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, redneck Bubba J, the manic purple creature Peanut, the spicy pepper from south of the border José Jalapeño, and Peanut’s own ventriloquist dummy Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster himself. They may have all been conceived and hand crafted by Dunham, but his characters, who are anything but dummies, have now taken on a life of their own, each with their own legion of fans.

Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment, now features the newest character Rusty the Robot. Rusty made his debut at The Mirage as Terry celebrated his 6th year at the resort. Rusty The Robot is The Mirage’s new prototype robot designed to do the jobs of all employees. While you may think he’s a big fan of heavy metal, he’s actually able to sing virtually any song in any voice! From the Tin Man and Elvis to Bruno Mars and Garth Brooks, he has a voice to be reckoned with and an intellect second to none.

It’s so fun Made L.V. is doing it twice! After the hit Turkey Toss Cornhole Tournament in November, the folks at Made L.V. are bringing back the popular game and party for the spring.  The Spring Fling Cornhole Tournament and Tailgate Grill Out is set to take place on Saturday, April 11 from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the popular Tivoli Village hotspot. The cost is $20 per team and a link to the sign up can be found under Events at www.facebook.com/MadeLVTavern.  Team spots are limited.

Red Heads rejoice! Rock & Roll Hall of Famer SAMMY HAGAR and his new supergroup, The Circle, will perform a blowout concert at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Saturday, April 11. Led by Sammy Hagar, also known as “The Red Rocker,” The Circle features Michael Anthony, the renowned rhythm section bassist who has played with him for the past 30 years in bands including Van Halen and Chickenfoot; Vic Johnson, guitarist from Hagar’s band The Wabos; and Jason Bonham, the acclaimed drummer and son of iconic Led Zeppelin drummer. The group will take fans on a musical journey through rock history with a set list spanning four decades including hits from MONTROSE, Hagar's solo career, VAN HALEN and beyond — and with Bonham on board, guests can jam out to a few Led Zeppelin classics. Hagar is a Grammy Award-winning vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and musician, who in 2007 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Van Halen.

Pinoy Pride Festival, a Filipino cultural event showcasing the rich history and culture of the Philippines, will take over DLVEC April 3 – 5, 2015. Guests can enjoy the tastes, sounds and spirit of the Philippines with authentic food, craft vendors and entertainment as well as traditional carnival rides and games. Locally based artists, comedians, dance groups and musical groups will perform each night at the festival.

Nevada’s original wine festival, UNLVino, will celebrate more than 40 years of “sipping for scholarship” April 16 through 18, 2015. This year’s festivities will feature three days of spectacular events, including Bubble-Licious, Sake Fever, and the Grand Tasting, that will showcase an array of incredible cuisine, wine, spirits, beers and cocktails, as well as top celebrity chefs and exciting entertainment. UNLVino continues the mission of Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada to raise millions of scholarship dollars for the students of UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.

The “Sleeping Lioness,” Lupita D’Alessio, will perform at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Friday, April 3 at 8 p.m. on her Cuando Se Ama Como Tú tour.  After an 18-year recording hiatus, D’Alessio has triumphantly returned with a Gold Record Award in Mexico for her new album Cuando Se Ama Como Tú. D'Alessio will give her fans the opportunity to enjoy her greatest hits, such as "Ese Hombre," "Ni Loca," "La Diferencia," "Mudanzas" and "Que Ganas De No Verte Nunca Más," among other songs. Joining D’Alessio on stage will be Mexican singer, Reyli. Reyli began his career with the band Elefante, but is best known as an accomplished solo singer and composer. With songs including “Amor Del Bueno,” “Desde Que Llegaste,” and “La Descarada,” Reyli has also written songs for artists such as Alejandra Guzman, Alejandro Fernandez and Beyonce.

One of the most inspiring movies of our time, “Rudy,” is now a one-man show starring Rudy Ruettiger and will make an encore performance at the Troesh Studio Theater in The Smith Center Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 7 p.m. Ruettiger’s one-man show takes on a journey as he shares his life story of how he accomplished his dream of going to Notre Dame and how he convinced Hollywood to make a movie of his life, which earned him an invitation to the White House. The play includes a multi-media presentation with scenes from the blockbuster movie as well as personnel photos of his family of 14 brothers and sisters. As Ruettiger tells his story, he will share many voices of people who influenced his life as well as naysayers that he confronted on his journey.  

Marvel fans, assemble! Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza.

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Marvel Universe LIVE! is performing at the Thomas & Mack Center Thursday, April 23 through Sunday, April 26 for seven performances. Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel icons together on one epic quest. The Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe.

Three Days Grace will take their powerful live show back on the road this April on a string of U.S. tour dates including a stop at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas with special guests Pop Evil and  Brave Black Sea on Friday, April 17. Three Days Grace, comprised of Matt Walst (lead vocals), Neil Sanderson (drums, piano, backing vocals), Brad Walst (bass guitar) and Barry Stock (lead guitar),has sold more than 6 million albums in the U.S. and recently celebrated their 13th No. 1 single at Active Rock Radio with “I Am Machine,” the current single off their forthcoming album HUMAN, out March 31st on RCA Records.“I Am Machine”’ is the band’s fifth consecutive No. 1 single at Active Rock Radio and lead them to break their own record for having the most No. 1s at the format. Their previous No. 1s include “Painkiller” (2014), “Misery Loves My Company” (2013), “The High Road” (2013), “Chalk Outline” (2012),  “World So Cold” (2010), “The Good Life” (2010),  “Break” (2009), “Never Too Late” (2007), “Animal I Have Become” (2006), “Pain” (2006), “Just Like You” (2004) and “Home” (2004).

New Kids On The Block will embark on THE MAIN EVENT, a summer headlining tour featuring special guests GRAMMY Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists TLC and Nelly. Stopping in more than 30 cities across North America, the tour will kick off Friday, May 1 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. New Kids On The Block have sold more than 80 million albums worldwide -- including back-to-back international No. 1 songs, 1988’s Hangin’ Tough and 1990’s Step By Step -- and a series of crossover smash R&B, pop hits like “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Cover Girl,” “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time),” “Hangin’ Tough,” “I’ll Be Loving You,” “Step By Step” and “Tonight.” They were Forbes’ highest paid entertainers in 1990, beating out Michael Jackson and Madonna. The band boasted an extensive and highly profitable merchandise line which included everything from lunch boxes and sleeping bags to comic books, marbles and dolls.  

After performing to a sold out crowd in 2014, M Resort Spa Casino announces the return of international sensation Martin Nievera to the 2,300-seat M Pavilion on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Nievera is a successful singer, songwriter and actor whose musical repertoire spans a variety of genres including soft rock, adult contemporary and pop. Throughout his career, Nievera’s acclaimed soulful performances have earned him 18 platinum records as well as five double-platinum, three triple-platinum and one quadruple-platinum album. As an actor, Nievera has appeared in eleven movies and seven television series and specials. He is currently a host on the musical variety television show “ASAP” and recently appeared as a celebrity judge on “The X Factor Philippines,” both programs of the popular ABS-CBN network in The Philippines.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Steely Dan add The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort to their run of select concert dates for an exclusive performance on Saturday, April 11.  The legendary musicians will rock Las Vegas with selections from The Dan's extraordinary four-decade catalog, rich with infectious tunes, bodacious harmonies, irresistible grooves, and sleek, subversive lyrics, punctuated by blazing solo work and rich ensembles. Steely Dan has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and helped define the soundtrack of the ’70s with hits such as “Reelin’ in the Years,” “Rikki Don't Lose That Number,” “F.M.,” “Peg,” “Hey Nineteen,” “Deacon Blues,” and “Babylon Sisters,” culled from their seven platinum albums issued between 1972 and 1980 (including 1977's groundbreaking Aja). They reunited in the early ’90s, launching a string of sold-out tours. In 2000 they released multi-Grammy winner (including “Album Of The Year”) Two Against Nature, and released its acclaimed follow-up Everything Must Go in 2003. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. 

Palms Casino Resort, Martini Spray Tan and Liquid Sun Rayz present the 2015 Jay Cutler Desert Classic inside The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, April 4, 2015. The NPC national qualifier competition, featuring contestants from around the country, consists of Men and Women’s Body Building, Men and Women’s Physique, Women’s Figure and Bikini, and Women’s Fitness. Multiple vendors specializing in supplements and apparel will also be on hand during the event. For more information, visit www.jaycutlerdesertclassic.com

Legendary rock band Journey makes its way to The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for a nine-show residency, Journey Las Vegas, from Wednesday, April 29 to Saturday, May 16. Journey is blazing hotter than ever with the lineup of founder Neal Schon (lead guitar and backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards and backing vocals), co-founder Ross Valory (bass and backing vocals), Deen Castronovo (drums, percussion and backing vocals) and Arnel Pineda (lead vocals). Through persistence and raw talent, the band has reached rare heights by selling more than 15 million copies of its Greatest Hits album, earning a total of 19 Top 40 singles, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, producing 25 Gold and Platinum albums and now headlining its first-ever residency at The Joint.

Jerry Seinfeld fans can catch the all-star comedian as he returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for two nights of his critically acclaimed stand-up comedy on April 17 and 18, 2015. Jerry Seinfeld is best known for his role on NBC’s “Seinfeld,” the most popular and successful sitcom on American television, which was chosen as the best sitcom ever in a poll recently conducted by Vanity Fair and 60 Minutes.  His internet show "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" launched in 2012, has garnered critical raves, an Emmy nomination, and more than 70 million streaming views.  His book “Seinlanguage” was released in 1993 and went on to become a #1 New York Times bestseller.  Winning critical acclaim for such diverse projects as “Bee Movie,” touring stand-up comedy performances, and guest-starring with longtime collaborator Larry David in the hit HBO TV show “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Seinfeld continues to reign among the nation’s most popular comedy stars. He has headlined The Colosseum since Dec. 2003 and previously headlined the resort’s Circus Maximus Showroom.

Rock super group Sixx:A.M. will embark on its first-ever headline tour, “The Modern Vintage Tour,” in 2015 with a stop at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Friday, April 10, 2015. The band will play a limited number of dates across North America with special guest Apocalyptica. The first single off Sixx:A.M.’s new album Modern Vintage, “Gotta Get It Right” is currently climbing the rock radio charts. The band’s previous two albums, The Heroin Diaries and This Is Gonna Hurt – both of which were accompanied by books of the same name – have sold over 600,000 copies and spawned two No. 1 radio singles, “Life Is Beautiful” and “This Is Gonna Hurt.”

In honor of Testicular Cancer Awareness Week, PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS, the internationally acclaimed phenomenon that Vanity Fair called “Dementedly Good Fun!” officially offers the world famous, and recently unemployed,  musician Zayn Malik a job as a puppeteer in the new Las Vegas production of the critically-acclaimed show. In return for his services, the show will donate $100,000 to testicular cancer research for every week he stars in the show. PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS will be performed Tuesday through Sunday inside The Jewel Box, adjacent to the Erotic Heritage Museum located at 3275 South Industrial Road, beginning Tuesday, April 14.

PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS is a non-sexual adult show.

The Rio and Vizzun Entertainment present the 14th Annual Pure Aloha Festival running all weekend from April 16th to 19th outside at the Rio parking lot. The two-fold event features a Hawaiian festival and comedy/concert series. Pure Aloha features more than 100 island craft and merchandise booths, authentic food vendors and amusement rides. While guests shop and dine on ono (delicious) food, they will be entertained by local performances and bands.

The Clark County Fair & Rodeo is at Clark County Fairgrounds Apr 8th to 12th. The Clark County Fair had its beginning back in 1965. Known as the Moapa Valley Fair, it was held at the Overton Community Center. Compared to the present day fair, this first fair was small in size. Nevertheless, it had all the flavor and elements of a good old county fair. From this simple beginning, the Moapa Valley Fair became an annual event. Each year new attractions were added, such as a carnival midway, junior livestock show, and a rodeo. Throughout the seventies and early eighties, the fair took place at various locations in the community such as the local park, churches and schools. Each location lacked some key elements necessary to house the ever growing and popular fair. In 1981 the fair committee decided to pursue a more permanent location for the fair. This committee, under the direction of Grant M. Bowler, was able to obtain 190 acres of ground in Logandale from the BLM. With a grant from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the State Legislature construction began. Many others also contributed their resources to aide in the development of the new fairgrounds. In 1986 the Moapa Valley Fair officially changed its name to the "Clark County Fair". By 1988, the property had been cleared and fenced. Four buildings, a rodeo arena and various landscaping had also begun to take shape. In April, although the buildings were not yet completed, the very first Clark County Fair was held. Since that time, the fair has grown rapidly. With great effort from many volunteers, new buildings, bleachers, stages and animals facilities have been added. In 1997 due to the ever so popular Rodeo, the fair once again changed its name. Now known as the Clark County Fair & Rodeo over 80,000 patrons come to the fair every spring. It has been the combined work and efforts of many volunteers that have developed and managed the Fair and successfully produced an old-fashioned, family oriented fair for so many people to enjoy. With a part time staff of four, and over 500 volunteers working together, we pledge to continue to bring this flavor and fun to each and every Fair!

National Association of Broadcasters will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center this year with nearly 100,000 attendees from the 13th to the 16th.

 My therapist suggested I tell my wife about my magic trick addiction by writing her a letter…I just can't pick up the Penn and Teller

As I said…April is a great time to be here.

April 1 - 5

The Essential Diana Ross: Some Memories Never Fade
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino: April 1, 2015 - April 18, 2015

Lipshtick Comedy Series presents Lisa Lampanelli
Venetian: April 4, 2015

Tony Orlando
South Point Casino Hotel & Spa: April 3, 2015 - April 5, 2015

Martin Nievera
M Resort Spa & Casino: April 4, 2015

Gabriel Iglesias
The Mirage Hotel & Casino: April 3, 2015 - April 4, 2015

Rocky Mountain Gun Show
South Point Casino Hotel & Spa: April 4, 2015 - April 5, 2015

Kenny Chesney - The Big Revival Tour
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 3, 2015 - April 4, 2015

52 Fridays - Tracy Lawrence
Golden Nugget: April 3, 2015

2015 Jay Cutler Desert Classic
Palms Casino Resort: April 4, 2015

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 4, 2015

ALICE, A Steampunk Rock Concert Fantasy
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 1, 2015

Ed Kowalczyk
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 2, 2015

Bobby Kimball former lead singer of Toto w/ Kenny Cetera formerly of Chicago
Cannery Casino & Hotel: April 4, 2015

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 5, 2015

Four Freshmen
Suncoast Hotel and Casino: April 4, 2015 - April 5, 2015

Hannibal Buress
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: April 4, 2015

Michael Berkowitz and the Gene Krupa Orchestra
Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall: April 4, 2015

Waka Flocka Flame
Brooklyn Bowl: April 4, 2015

The Smith Center: April 2, 2015

Brooklyn Bowl: April 3, 2015

Las Vegas Outlaws vs Arizona Rattlers
Thomas & Mack Center: April 4, 2015

Pinoy Pride Celebration
Downtown Las Vegas Events Center: April 3, 2015 - April 5, 2015

95.5 The Bull's 6th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull
Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa: April 2, 2015

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art - Faberge Revealed
Bellagio: November 14, 2014 - May 25, 2015

Duck Commander Musical

NRCHA Presents Stallion Stakes & Western Gift Show
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: March 29, 2015 - April 4, 2015

April 6 - 12

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
Planet Hollywood: April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015

Andrew Dice Clay
Hard Rock Hotel: April 9, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Ray Romano and David Spade
Mirage: April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015

Sammy Hagar and the Circle
LAS VEGAS: April 11, 2015

Barry Manilow ONE LAST TIME! with special guest Dave Koz
MGM Grand: April 10, 2015

Billy Gardell
Treasure Island - TI: April 10, 2015

Steely Dan
Palms Casino Resort: April 11, 2015

The Osmonds
Orleans Hotel and Casino: April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015

Rick Thomas
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015

Jay & The Americans and The Vogues
Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel: April 11, 2015

Fleetwood Mac
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino: April 11, 2015

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 10, 2015

Clark County Fair & Rodeo
Clark County Fairgrounds: April 8, 2015 - April 12, 2015

Brandon Bennett's - Elvis My Way
Suncoast Hotel and Casino: April 10, 2015 - April 11, 2015

Glass Craft & Bead Expo
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: April 8, 2015 - April 12, 2015

Steve Powers Spring Craft Fair
Cashman Center: April 10, 2015 - April 12, 2015

Las Vegas Youth Orchestras & Symphonic Band "New Horizons" The Season Finale
The Smith Center: April 9, 2015

Guitars & Country Stars: Collin Raye
Sunset Station Hotel Casino: April 11, 2015

Lipshtick Comedy Series presents Roseanne Barr
Venetian: April 11, 2015

Milky Chance
Brooklyn Bowl: April 9, 2015

Clean Bandit
Brooklyn Bowl: April 10, 2015

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: April 9, 2015

In Its Entirety - Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band & Abbey Road
Red Rock Casino Resort Spa: April 10, 2015

Sixx: A.M.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 10, 2015

Ratatat w/Sylvan Esso
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: April 8, 2015

RAC and St. Lucia
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: April 11, 2015

52 Fridays - Morris Day
Golden Nugget: April 10, 2015

Banda Machos
Buffalo Bill's Resort and Casino: April 11, 2015

Celebrando Hispanic Festival
Cannery Casino & Hotel: April 11, 2015

Ma'Ceo Acrobatic Equestrian Experience
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: April 9, 2015 - April 12, 2015

St. Vincent
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: April 10, 2015

House Seats Presents The Set List - Jagged Little Pill
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 8, 2015

April 13 - 19

Wayne Brady
Mirage: April 17, 2015

Dennis Miller
Orleans: April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015

Kathy Griffin
Mirage: April 18, 2015

Lipshtick Comedy Series presents Jennifer Coolidge
Venetian: April 18, 2015

Jerry Seinfeld
Caesars Palace: April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015

The Dan Band
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 17, 2015

Alabama Shakes
Brooklyn Bowl: April 18, 2015

The Four Tops
Cannery Casino & Hotel: April 18, 2015

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 18, 2015

Las Vegas 51s Baseball vs Fresno
Cashman Center: April 17, 2015 - April 20, 2015

Chris Tomlin - Love Ran Red
Henderson Pavilion: April 17, 2015

Henderson Heritage Parade & Festival
Henderson Events Plaza: April 18, 2015

The 23rd Annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival
Clark County Government Center Amphitheater: April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015

Marina and the Diamonds w/Kiesza
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: April 13, 2015

Arabian Breeders World Cup
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: April 16, 2015 - April 19, 2015

Boulder City Fine Arts Festival
Bicentennial Park: April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015

Ben Vereen
Suncoast Hotel and Casino: April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: April 15, 2015

Fortunate Youth
Brooklyn Bowl: April 19, 2015

FEI World Cup Finals
Thomas & Mack Center: April 15, 2015 - April 19, 2015

Bruce Hornsby
The Smith Center: April 18, 2015

An Evening with Garrison Keillor
The Smith Center: April 16, 2015

Ivy + Bean The Musical
The Smith Center: April 15, 2015

Ramsey Lewis Trio
The Smith Center: April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: April 16, 2015

The Sing Off Tour
Golden Nugget: April 17, 2015

Lykke Li w/Ryn Weaver
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: April 14, 2015

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 13, 2015

Bad Religion
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: April 13, 2015 - April 14, 2015

Deap Vally
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 15, 2015

Brand New
Brooklyn Bowl: April 17, 2015

Three Days Grace With Special Guests Pop Evil & Brave Black Sea
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 17, 2015

Steel Pulse
Brooklyn Bowl: April 16, 2015

Britney: Piece of Me
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino: April 15, 2015 - April 29, 2015

April 20 - 26

Don Rickles
Orleans: April 25, 2015 - April 26, 2015

The Oak Ridge Boys
Golden Nugget: April 24, 2015

Eli Young Band
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa: April 24, 2015

Mickey Gilley
Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel: April 24, 2015

Little River Band
Cannery Casino & Hotel: April 25, 2015

Crystal Gayle
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: April 24, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Daniel Tosh
The Mirage Hotel & Casino: April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015

Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit
Various Hotels: April 23, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Best in Show
Orleans Hotel and Casino: April 26, 2015

West Coast Regional Finals Collegiate Rodeo
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015

Buffalo Bill's Resort and Casino: April 25, 2015

Let's Hang On
Suncoast Hotel and Casino: April 25, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Masterworks V: 100 Years of Music
The Smith Center: April 25, 2015

Mondays Dark with Mark Shunock
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 20, 2015

Marvel Universe Live!
Thomas & Mack Center: April 23, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Amy Schumer Live
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: April 24, 2015

Rudy - The Journey To A Movie
The Smith Center: April 25, 2015

Las Vegas Gun Show
Sport Center of Las Vegas: April 25, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Las Vegas 51s Baseball vs Albuquerque
Cashman Center: April 25, 2015 - April 28, 2015

Lipshtick Comedy Series Presents Fortune Feimster and Cameron Esposito
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino: April 25, 2015

Duncan Sheik
The Smith Center: April 24, 2015 - April 25, 2015

Zappa Plays Zappa
Brooklyn Bowl: April 25, 2015

Sturgill Simpson with Very Special Guests The Lone Bellow
Brooklyn Bowl: April 23, 2015

Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally - Summer of 69: No Apostrophe
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: April 24, 2015

Sebastian Bach
Brooklyn Bowl: April 26, 2015

Radio Revival Tour featuring Secondhand Serenade
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 24, 2015

The Grouch & Eligh
Brooklyn Bowl: April 20, 2015

Wizard World - Comic Con
Las Vegas Convention Center: April 24, 2015 - April 26, 2015

Osmani Garcia
Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall: April 24, 2015

April 27 - May 2

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 29, 2015 - May 16, 2015

Moody Blues
Palms Casino Resort: May 3, 2015

Jo Koy
Treasure Island - TI: May 1, 2015

Joe Bonamassa
Palms Casino Resort: May 1, 2015 - May 2, 2015

Geico Endurocross
Orleans Hotel and Casino: May 1, 2015

2015 Monster Energy Supercross Finals
Sam Boyd Stadium: May 2, 2015

Umphrey's McGee
Brooklyn Bowl: May 1, 2015 - May 2, 2015

Arenacross Amateur Day
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: May 3, 2015

The Kingston Trio
South Point Casino Hotel & Spa: May 1, 2015 - May 3, 2015

Arenacross Championships
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: May 1, 2015

Steve Solomon’s Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt…The Therapy Continues
The Smith Center: April 29, 2015 - May 3, 2015

Mastodon & Clutch - The Missing Link Tour
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: May 1, 2015

New Kids On The Block : The Main Event
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: May 1, 2015

Mariachi El Bronx
Brooklyn Bowl: May 4, 2015

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
The Smith Center: April 28, 2015 - May 3, 2015

Las Vegas 51s Baseball vs Reno
Cashman Center: April 30, 2015 - May 3, 2015

Brooklyn Bowl: April 28, 2015

Iliza Shlesinger
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino: May 2, 2015

Sarah Colonna
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino: May 2, 2015

Vikki Carr
Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel: May 2, 2015

Nightwish with special guests Delain
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: April 30, 2015

52 Fridays - Earl Thomas Conley
Golden Nugget: May 1, 2015

Dr. John Cooper Clarke
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 30, 2015

Brooklyn Bowl: May 3, 2015

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

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