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This Month's Las Vegas Entertainment Newsletter

July 2022

Well, it finally got me. After two and a half years of being Covid free…it got
me. I had moments of thinking myself invulnerable…I was wrong. My brilliant
sister (the one that got her PHD from Yale,) said that Omicron and its variants
are the ones that are going to get us all. Fortunately, having Covid is now the
rule instead of the exception. And I’m pleased that, so far, my symptoms have
been very mild. Things are not yet normal (even though we are desperately
pretending they are.) People are eager to get out…determined to party hard and
party big. There is a lot of anger out there, too…pent up frustrations that
have been brewing for years. July Fourth weekend is upon us, and the
expectations are that the city is going to be packed.

July is the hottest month of the year in Las Vegas, and it has already been
blisteringly hot. You need a spatula to remove your clothing. It’s hot out
there! Stay inside! I've been getting hot flashes, and I’m a man. Stay
hydrated! Use sunscreen! You’ll wish you had gotten the cloth seats instead of
leather. The thing about living in the desert is...during the summer, it gets
hot. There are some essentials that you will need in order to cope with the heat
in the desert... sunscreen! Water—stay hydrated, (and try putting fruit in your
water (oranges, raspberries, etc) to help with electrolytes,) and be sure to use
lotion, and limit your time in the sun. It’s when the beer gut and big butt
don't keep you from wearing shorts. The best place to be is inside a casino or
a showroom. Death Valley had such a problem with people frying eggs on their
sidewalks, that it is now illegal. The pavement is hot. You may have to rethink
when and how you walk your dogs. If the pavement is too hot for you to walk on
with your bare feet...then your dog will be burning the pads on its paws. When
the tourists are not inside; they'll be hanging out on the Strip suffering from
heat exhaustion, or by the pool getting sun burnt. Did you know that if you
leave your cell phone in the direct sun for even a short period of time, it will
overheat and not work? It's also a great time to really enjoy the summer

July is the national month for a lot of things...Air-Conditioning Appreciation
Days, Bereaved Parents Month, Bioterrorism/Disaster Education and Awareness
Month, Blueberries Month, Cell Phone Courtesy Month, Family Reunion Month,
Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month, Herbal/Prescription Awareness Month,
International Blondie and Deborah Harry Month, International Group B Strep
Awareness Month, Lasagna Awareness Month, Baked Bean Month, Child-Centered
Divorce Month, Culinary Arts Month, Doghouse Repairs Month, Grilling Month,
Horseradish Month, Hot Dog Month, Ice Cream Month, Make a Difference to Children
Month, Pickle Month, Picnic Month, Recreation and Parks Month, Share A Sunset
With Your Lover Month, Wheelchair Beautification Month, Sandwich Generation
Month, Smart Irrigation Month, Social Wellness Month, Tour de France Month, and
Women's Motorcycle Month

July is a big long month, with a ton of national designations:

July 1st
National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
National Gingersnap Day
National Postal Worker Day
National U.S. Postage Stamp Day
July 2nd
National Wildland Firefighter Day
National Anisette Day
Hop-a-Park Day – First Saturday in July
July 3rd
National Chocolate Wafer Day
National Compliment Your Mirror Day
National Eat Your Beans Day
National Fried Clam Day
July 4th
Independence Day (USA)
National Barbecued Spareribs Day
National Caesar Salad Day
July 5th
National Apple Turnover Day
National Bikini Day
National Graham Cracker Day
National Hawaii Day
National Workaholics Day
July 6th
National Fried Chicken Day
National Hand Roll Day
July 7th
National Dive Bar Day
National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day
National Macaroni Day
National Strawberry Sundae Day
July 8th
National Chocolate with Almonds Day
Collector Car Appreciation Day – Changes Annually
National Freezer Pop Day
July 9th
National Dimples Day
National Sugar Cookie Day
July 10th
Chronic Disease Day
National Clerihew Day
National Kitten Day
National Pina Colada Day
July 11th
All American Pet Photo Day
National 7-Eleven Day
National Blueberry Muffin Day
National Cheer up the Lonely Day
National Mojito Day
National Rainier Cherry Day
July 12th
Eat Your Jello Day
National Different Colored Eyes Day
National Pecan Pie Day
National Simplicity Day
Paper Bag Day
Cow Appreciation Day – Second Tuesday in July
July 13th
National Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
National Beans ‘N’ Franks Day
National Delaware Day
National French Fry Day
July 14th
National Grand Marnier Day
National Mac & Cheese Day
National Nude Day
National Tape Measure Day
July 15th
National Give Something Away Day
National Gummi Worm Day
National I Love Horses Day
National Pet Fire Safety Day
National Tapioca Pudding Day
July 16th
National Corn Fritters Day
National Personal Chef’s Day
Toss Away the “Could Haves” and “Should Haves” Day – Third Saturday in July
July 17th
National Lottery Day
National Peach Ice Cream Day
National Tattoo Day
National Yellow Pig Day
World Emoji Day
Wrong Way Corrigan Day
National Ice Cream Day – Third Sunday in July
July 18th
National Caviar Day
National Sour Candy Day
National Get Out of the Dog House Day – Third Monday in July
July 19th
National Daiquiri Day
National Words With Friends Day
July 20th
National Fortune Cookie Day
National Lollipop Day
National Moon Day
National Pennsylvania Day
National Hot Dog Day – Third Wednesday in July
July 21st
National Be Someone Day
National Junk Food Day
Get to Know Your Customers Day – Third Thursday of Each Quarter
July 22nd
National Fragile X Awareness Day
National Hammock Day
National Mango Day
National Penuche Fudge Day
National Rat Catcher’s Day
July 23rd
Gorgeous Grandma Day
National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
National Day of the Cowboy – Fourth Saturday in July
July 24th
National Amelia Earhart Day
National Cousins Day
National Drive-Thru Day
National Tequila Day
National Thermal Engineer Day
National Parent’s Day – Fourth Sunday in July
July 25th
National Hire a Veteran Day
National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
National Merry-Go-Round Day
National Threading the Needle Day
National Wine and Cheese Day
July 26th
National All or Nothing Day
National Aunt and Uncle’s Day
National Bagelfest Day
National Coffee Milkshake Day
National Disability Independence Day
July 27th
National Crème Brûlée Day
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
National Love Is Kind Day
National New Jersey Day
National Scotch Day
July 28th
Buffalo Soldiers Day
National Milk Chocolate Day
National Waterpark Day
National Refreshment Day – Fourth Thursday in July
National Chili Dog Day – Last Thursday in July
National Intern Day – Last Thursday in July
July 29th
National Chicken Wing Day
National Lasagna Day
National Lipstick Day
National Talk in an Elevator Day – Last Friday in July
National System Administrator Appreciation Day – Last Friday in July
National Get Gnarly Day – Last Friday in July
July 30th
National Cheesecake Day
National Father-in-Law Day
National Whistleblower Day
July 31st
National Avocado Day
National Mutt Day
National Raspberry Cake Day

Our Independence Day is bigger and better here than just about anywhere else in
the country. The entire valley is going to part of this celebration. Over a
quarter of a million people are expected to be visiting here on the fourth, and
if you are anywhere near, or in view of, the Strip you are in for an amazing
fireworks display. There are events planned all over the city, and it will be
almost impossible to miss. I would suggest seeking high ground...and watching
the multiple displays that go out across the city.

The purchase of the "safe and sane" fireworks are legal in Clark County, the
local fire departments are hoping that few indulge themselves. After having a
long bout of hot weather, the fire alerts are on high to extreme---there is a
lot of fuel out there. Wildfires are the plague the southwest and no one wants
the situation to be worsened by additional fires caused by fireworks. "Unsafe
and Insane" fireworks are available outside of the county, and are supposed to
be illegal in Clark County, but they are seen going off all over the city. The
police are saying that they’re going to crack down this year (again.) The
Fourth is the only holiday that makes me nervous...there are just too many
accidents. Do everyone and yourself a favor---watch one of the planned displays.

Élia Beach Club at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton,
will celebrate Fourth of July weekend, July 1 – 3, with performances by Snoop
Dogg, Blake Hortsmann and more, sure to please all music fans. The holiday
weekend will start off strong with one of Las Vegas’ most well-known DJs, DJ
Five headlining on Friday, July 1. Hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg will take the
stage for another can’t-miss performance, bringing his signature West Coast
sound on Saturday, July 2. This will mark Snoop’s third performance this season
at Élia Beach Club. The weekend will close out as country music fans raise a
glass at Élia Beach Club’s first ever country takeover on Sunday, July 3,
headlined by Blake Horstmann. Known for rising to reality TV stardom on “The
Bachelorette” and “Bachelor in Paradise,” Blake has started his career as a DJ,
creating original country music, and recently headlined Stagecoach. Blake will
be joined by international DJ Buza.

Naturally 7 will return to M Resort Spa Casino for a much-anticipated
performance on Saturday, October 1 inside the M Pavilion. With the release of
their latest project, 20/20, Naturally 7 has come full circle, adding a fresh
spin on 20 of their fan favorites and celebrating their 20th anniversary in the
music industry. Naturally 7 is ready to give audiences all they could hope for,
and then some.

The entire Las Vegas valley is invited to celebrate Independence Day at the 28th
Annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade, Southern Nevada’s largest and most
colorful Fourth of July parade. The first full-scale parade since the pandemic
started in 2020, this year’s parade is planned to be grander than ever with more
than 70 entries, including 25 giant inflatable parade balloons, veteran and
military organizations, both patriotic and pop culture-themed floats, performing
groups, and representation of four local professional sports teams, including
the Vegas Golden Knights, Las Vegas Aces, Las Vegas Aviators and new this year,
the Las Vegas Raiders, represented by a 30-foot custom Raiders-branded giant
inflatable balloon in the shape of a football. New to the parade this year is
float, “The Magic of Encanto,” that will join several popular and returning
patriotic-themed entries, including “A Salute to the Military,” honoring the
service men and women from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases; “America Sings!”
featuring the Desert Angels gospel choir; “America Standing Tall” featuring a
15-foot Miss Stars and Stripes towering high above the crowd; “A Very Vegas
Birthday” with a special appearance by Elvis; and “Dancing in the Streets” by
the Contemporary West Dance Theatre ARTSWORK Pro. More than 2,500 people are
expected to participate in the parade and more than 500 volunteers from dozens
of local schools and community groups will assist with parade operations. Over
20,000 cubic feet of helium will be used for the more than 25 giant inflatables.
Attendance along the parade route is expected to top 50,000 people. The parade
is organized by The Summerlin Council, the nonprofit arm of the Summerlin
Community Association dedicated to the social, educational, and recreational
enrichment of residents. The parade is open to the public. Everyone is
encouraged to arrive early, bring water and wear sunscreen.
Upcoming Events:

T-Mobile Arena
Saturday, July 2: UFC 276
Friday, July 15: Machine Gun Kelly
Saturday, July 30: James Taylor & His All-Star Band
August 6 & 20: Daddy Yankee
Friday, Aug. 26: The Killers
Saturday, Aug. 27: Chris Brown & Lil Baby
Friday, Sept. 2: Swedish House Mafia
Friday, Sept. 9: Kendrick Lamar
Thursday, Sept. 15: Shawn Mendes
Friday, Sept. 16: John Mulaney
Saturday, Sept. 17: Canelo vs. GGG III
September 23 – 24: iHeartRadio Music Festival
Saturday, Oct. 1: Roger Waters
Wednesday, Oct. 5: NBA Preseason Game: Los Angeles Lakers & Phoenix Suns
Thursday, Oct. 6:NBA Preseason Game: Los Angeles Lakers& Minnesota Timberwolves
Friday, Oct. 7: My Chemical Romance
Friday, Oct. 14:Karol G
Friday, Oct. 21: Panic! At The Disco

MGM Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand
Friday, July 1: Joe Rogan
Saturday, July 2: WWE Money In The Bank
Saturday, July 9: The Black Keys
Saturday, July 16: Dude Perfect
Sunday, July 24: The Lumineers
September 15 & 17: Alejandro Fernández
Friday, Sept. 16: A Las Vegas Comedy Fest
Sunday, Sept. 18: Christian Nodal
October 8 & 15: Jimmy Buffett
Saturday, Nov. 5: Pepe Aguilar
Friday, Nov. 11: Ozuna
Friday, Nov. 18: Wisin y Yandel
Saturday, Dec. 3: Andrea Bocelli

Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay
Friday, July 29: Maverick City Music and Kirk Franklin
Sunday, Aug.7: Evolution (EVO) Championship Series 2022 Arena Finals
Saturday, Aug.13: Rob Zombie and Mudvayne
Thursday, Sept.15: Carin León
Friday, Sept.16: Gloria Trevi
Saturday, Sept. 17: Los Angeles Azules
Sunday, Sept.18: Banda MS
Saturday, Oct. 8: Mary J. Blige
Friday, Oct.21: Scorpions
Thursday, Oct.27: Marc Anthony
Friday, Oct. 28: FuerzaRegida

Las Vegas Aces 2022 Regular Season Schedule
Wednesday, July 6: Las Vegas Aces vs. New York Liberty
Tuesday, July 19: Las Vegas Aces vs. Atlanta Dream
Thursday, July 21: Las Vegas Aces vs. Indiana Fever
Saturday, July 23: Las Vegas Aces vs. Los Angeles Sparks
Tuesday, Aug. 9: Las Vegas Aces vs. Atlanta Dream
Thursday, Aug. 11: Las Vegas Aces vs. Chicago Sky
Sunday, Aug. 14: Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm

Dolby Live at Park MGM
November 4 – 5: The Who
Extended Engagements
July 15 – 16; 20; 22 – 23; 27; 29 – 30
August 26 – 27; 31
September 3 – 4; 7; 9 – 10
October 12; 14 – 15; 21 – 22; 26; 28 – 29
Silk Sonic: August 3, 5 – 6; 10; 12 – 13; 16; 18 – 19
September 14; 17; 20; 23; 26; 29
October 2
November 19; 23; 26; 29
December 2; 5; 8; 11

Aces of Comedy Series
July 1 – 2: Iliza Shlesinger
July 8 – 9: Jimmy O. Yang
July 15 – 16: Daniel Tosh
July 22 – 23: Bill Maher
July 29 – 30: Tom Segura
Friday, Aug. 5: Kathleen Madigan
Saturday, Aug. 6: Chico Bean
August 12 – 13: Jim Jefferies
August 19 – 20: Ron White
Saturday, Aug. 27: Trevor Wallace
September 2 – 3: George Lopez
September 8 – 9: Nurse Blake
Saturday, Sept. 10: Wayne Brady
September 15 – 18: Gabriel Iglesias
September 23 – 24: Tom Segura
September 30 – October 1: Ray Romano & David Spade
October 7 – 8: Daniel Tosh
October 14 – 15: Iliza Shlesinger
Saturday, Oct. 22: Chelsea Handler
October 28 – 29: Tom Segura
November 4 – 5: Tim Allen
November 11 – 12: Daniel Tosh
November 18 – 19: Jim Jefferies
November 25 – 26: Bill Maher
Thursday, Dec. 1:Steve Treviño
December 2 – 3: Ron White
Thursday, Dec. 8:Steve Treviño
December 9 – 10: Ron White
December 16 – 17: Ray Romano & David Spade
December 27 – 30: Gabriel Iglesias 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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