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This Month's Las Vegas Entertainment Newsletter

June 2019

June…the start of the summer season…Flag Day, Father’s Day, and the favorite month for weddings.

School is out, and it’s time for a vacation. Kids will be hanging around the house begging mom and dad to go and do stuff. Vegas, of course, is a popular spot for pool parties and perceived as a spot 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 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.)

Normally temperatures never reach 100 degrees until the month of June…and once again, that will be the case this year. The weather has been very mild lately. We will, of course, get to the 100 degree mark eventually, but we can wait. …and it’s a dry heat…and yes, it does make a difference.

BTW…if you come from a humid climate, 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.

June 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; The 16th is Father’s Day. World Sauntering 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.

In celebration of World Oceans Day, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay and Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage invite guests to learn about protecting the world's oceans and what can be done to make a positive impact on them and their marine life inhabitants. This year's theme focuses on preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.

Shark Reef Aquarium

Guests can visit green sea turtles, sawfish, sharks and more than 2,000 other animals in the exhibit while learning about the importance of reducing plastic pollution and keeping the oceans clean. Aquatic artwork by Wyland Galleries will be on display along with live painting demonstrations in Shark Reef Aquarium's Seascape Ballroom.

Friday, June 7
Tours offered every half-hour beginning at 10:30 a.m. to guests 13 years and older with aquarium admission – space is limited

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

Guests are invited to come face to face with exotic animals including a family of bottlenose dolphins, white tigers, white lions and leopards. An array of scheduled educational activities also will be offered such as "Seaside Search and Find," "Sea Life Bingo," "Selfies for the Sea" and "Better Bag Challenge," which will allow guests to create their own reusable bags.

Children 12 and under wearing marine related clothing attire will receive complimentary admission.

Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9

The Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend will run at The Orleans Hotel June 6 - 9. 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 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.

X Burlesque celebrated an impressive 17-year anniversary at Flamingo Las Vegas. At the red-carpet affair, creators and producers Matt and Angela Stabile also announced a five-year extension and revealed the renaming of Bugsy’s Cabaret to X Burlesque Theatre at Bugsy’s Cabaret, where the iconic topless revue will continue to perform nightly. The seductive show culminated in the announcement of a five-year extension of the award-winning production, which has been voted “Best Female Revue” in Las Vegas three years in a row by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Tiger Woods and Janet Jackson are joining forces for charity at Tiger Jam 2019. Participants attending the 21st Tiger Jam will attend ?Janet Jackson’s critically acclaimed Las Vegas residency, Metamorphosis, at Park Theater at Park MGM resort for a good cause. Jackson and Woods both support the TGR Foundation mission to create a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless for all. “Metamorphosis” not only delivers Jackson’s endless hits but brings back fan favorites, and Billboard took notice saying, “what takes this show to the 2.0 level is the integration of choice album cuts like ‘Trust a Try,' 'China Love' and 'Moist.'"

July 2019: 24, 26, 27, 31

August 2019: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17

CELESTIA, an all-new, one-of-a-kind immersive production experience, will debut its grand opening at The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod Wednesday, June 5. Produced by Intrigue Shows, this tour de force of acrobatics, technology, artistry and imagination will perform eight shows a week in a unique 30,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art theatrical tent located along the Las Vegas Strip. Set within a celestial world that brings the journey of our protagonists to life through elite acrobatics and dance, aerial feats, live music, state-of-the-art technology and overwhelming imagination, CELESTIA showcases a talented troupe of more than two dozen multicultural performers to create an eye-popping, immersive experience.

Trumpeter and singer Brian Newman will reimagine the storied history of the Las Vegas lounge by bringing a new show, Brian Newman After Dark, to NoMad Las Vegas, the newest luxury resort experience located within Park MGM. Currently serving as the bandleader for the LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO resident show at Park Theater, Newman will perform in NoMad Restaurant, June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15.

The world-famous Comedy Cellar has announced the June 2019 lineup for its first West Coast location, an exact replica of its New York club, at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Known for its distinctive "showcase format," featuring five television-headliner comedians performing their best 15-20 minute sets, the renowned comedy club brings the unique vibe from the iconic, underground Greenwich Village club, including the "brick wall and stained glass," low-ceiling design and full food and drink menu from the club's sister bar and late-night hangout The Fat Black Pussycat.
Owen Smith, Steve Byrne, Chloe Hilliard, Rocky Dale Davis and Mark Cohen
Owen Smith, Chloe Hilliard, Rocky Dale Davis and Mark Cohen
Veronica Mosey, Gregg Rogell, Eagle Witt, Eddie Ifft and Mark Cohen
Veronica Mosey, Gregg Rogell, Eagle Witt, Eddie Ifft, Yamaneika Saunders and Mark Cohen
Wil Sylvince, Nicole Aimee, Cipha Sounds, Sean Patton and Mark Cohen
Shane Torres, Emma Willmann, Allan Havey, Dean Edwards and Mark Cohen
Dov Davidoff, Dan Naturman, Pete Lee, Aida Rodriguez and Mark Cohen

Tickets are now on sale for the third annual ‘Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine’ set to take place at Tropicana Las Vegas on Thursday, June 13. Now in its third year, guests are invited to dine out for a cause at Robert Irvine’s Public House and enjoy summer bites and beverages in an effort to increase awareness and raise funds for Three Square Food Bank. Guests are invited to cheers to the season with the ultimate dine-around experience with Chef Robert Irvine. Throughout the evening, guests will be able to indulge in a variety of specialty summer-inspired dishes and refreshing beverages, courtesy of Tropicana Las Vegas’ restaurants such as Oakville Steakhouse, Robert Irvine’s Public House, Red Lotus Asian Kitchen, and Trago Lounge, as well as enjoy an interactive cooking competition, live and silent auction, and much more. In addition, guests will enjoy a special live performance by one of the world’s greatest Frank Sinatra tribute artists from the acclaimed cast of ‘Legends in Concert.’

Presented by Premier Productions, the Australian-based, multi-platinum-selling group, Hillsong UNITED, has returned to the United States for the first time in three years for their highly anticipated “The People Tour” coming to Orleans Arena on Wednesday, June 5. Hillsong UNITED will be joined by special guests Amanda Lindsey Cook and Mack Brock. Best-known for their No. 1 hits on Billboard’s Christian music charts, including “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail),” Hillsong UNITED is committed to creating a musical expression that speaks truth through meaningful lyrics and a unique sound. Making stops in major markets across the United States, including Atlanta, Ga.; Chicago, Ill.; Dallas, Tex.; Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y., Hillsong UNITED’s “The People Tour” will transform amphitheaters and arenas throughout the nation into nights of worship.

The Joint at the Hard Rock serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination. It features seven luxury suites, a VIP level, a state-of-the-art sound system, a superior video system and a production package that surpasses all expectations to make The Joint the most dynamic, sophisticated and authentic venue in Las Vegas.

Snow Patrol: Wildness Tour with special guests Billie Marten and Ryan McMullan
Saturday, May 18 at 8 p.m.

Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m.

Enanitos Verdes & Hombres G
Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m.

RBRM: Bobby Brown + Bell Biv Devoe
Saturday, June 15 at 9 p.m.

Coheed and Cambria with Mastodon, Every Time I Die
Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m.

Judas Priest: Firepower 2019 with Uriah Heep
Saturday, June 29 at 8 p.m.

Godsmack: Official UFC International Fight Week Concert
Friday, July 5 at 10 p.m.

YES: The Royal Affair Tour with ASIA and special guests John Lodge & Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.

Cedric The Entertainer
Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m.

Mary J. Blige
Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17

The Orleans Hotel and Casino will bring celebrated performers to The Orleans Showroom in June, including the dance show Dancing Through the Decades, stand-up comedians Bryan Callen and Brendan Schaub and highly-acclaimed vocal group The Platters.

The Orleans Showroom

Dancing Through the Decades

Saturday, June 1

The Orleans’s Dancing Through the Decades show will feature live performances of the greatest hits of the ‘60s, ‘70, ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s. Audiences will want to dance the night away as they enjoy nostalgic tunes throughout the show.

Comedy Series: Bryan Callen and Brendan Schaub

Saturday, June 15

Bryan Callen

Bryan Callen is an American actor, comedian, and podcaster. He is best-known for his recurring role as “Coach Mellor” on ABC’s TV shows “Schooled” and “The Goldbergs,” which he has played since 2014.

Brendan Schaub is an American stand-up comic, podcast host and TV personality based out of Los Angeles, Calif. He currently co-hosts two hit podcasts with fellow comedians. He began his podcast career with the hit show “The Fighter and the Kid” alongside MADtv’s very own, Bryan Callen. Together they created a hit show that garners more than 10 million downloads a month.

The Platters

Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29

The Platters’ 21st-century injection into today’s music scene continues to open the hearts and minds of a new generation of music consumers, instilling the rich vocal and historical traditions that make their melodies timeless.

Suncoast Showroom will bring highly-acclaimed tribute performers to the Suncoast Hotel and Casino in June, including “Petty & The Heartshakers – Tribute to Tom Petty,” “Mirage – Visions of Fleetwood Mac,” “Queen Nation – Tribute to Queen” and “DSB – Tribute to Journey.”

Petty & The Heartshakers – Tribute to Tom Petty

Saturday, June 8

Petty & The Heartshakers will bring Tom Petty’s timeless sound to life as the group pays tribute to the legendary band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, replicating the supergroup’s iconic rock hits.

Mirage – Visions of Fleetwood Mac

Saturday, June 15

Formed in Los Angeles, Calif., tribute band “Mirage – Visions of Fleetwood Mac” celebrates the music of renowned rock band Fleetwood Mac, capturing their iconic style and sound. Mirage brings audiences an authentic Fleetwood Mac concert experience, performing the band’s greatest hits “The Chain,” “Dreams,” “Don’t Stop,” “Gold Dust Woman” and more.

Queen Nation – Tribute to Queen

Saturday, June 22

Formed in 2004, tribute group Queen Nation pays homage to the golden age of British rock band Queen’s vintage concerts, bringing their greatest hits to the stage as they preserve the image, sound and stage persona of the original band. Queen Nation will take audiences through Queen’s musical journey, performing the hits “We Will Rock You,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are The Champions,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Under Pressure” and more.

DSB – Tribute to Journey

Saturday, June 29

Formed in 2009, Journey tribute band DSB continues to deliver a nostalgic concert experience for fans, recreating Journey’s classic hits, including “Don’t Stop Believin,’” “Faithfully,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Open Arms” and “Wheel in the Sky.” Complete with a band of world-class musicians, DSB strives to remain true to Journey’s musical legacy by capturing the lush and signature sound of the band and its renowned lead vocalist Steve Perry.

Variety Show

Suncoast’s Variety Show offers high-energy entertainment, featuring outstanding acts and great amusement. Guests can swipe their B Connected card at any kiosk to redeem a free ticket. Schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday, June 5 Variety Show 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19 Variety Show 2 p.m.

Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa will bring top entertainers to Access Showroom in June, including renowned singer Joan Osborne and “Serpentine Fire – Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire.”

Joan Osborne

Saturday, June 15

Celebrated vocalist Joan Osborne has released several acclaimed albums and continues to tour extensively in various configurations, including with her own band, as Joan Osborne’s Soul Revue, and as an acoustic duo and trio. She is widely known for her soulful, rock sound and her live performances in the Grammy Award-winning documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown.”

Serpentine Fire – Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire

Saturday, June 29

Highly-acclaimed tribute band Serpentine Fire will bring exceptional renditions of the signature style and sound of the famous R&B, soul and funk group Earth, Wind & Fire.

Downtown Rocks, the amplified concert series on Fremont Street Experience adds award-winning artists Eli Young Band, Collective Soul and I Love The 90’s Tour featuring Vanilla Ice, Montell Jordan, All-4-One, Tone Loc and Coolio to its unparalleled roster of chart-topping talent from around the world. The six-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas will continue to transcend Las Vegas entertainment boundaries throughout the year.

June 15 – Nelly on 3rd Street Stage

June 29 – Sugar Ray on 1st Street Stage

July 4 – Eli Young Band on 3rd Street Stage

July 20 – Fuel, Toadies and Sponge on 3rd Street Stage

July 27 – Pop 2000 Tour hosted by Lance Bass with O-Town, Aaron Carter, Ryan Cabrera and Tyler Hilton on 3rd Street Stage

Aug. 10 – Collective Soul on 3rd Street Stage

Cannery Casino Hotel will bring highly-acclaimed performers to The Club in June, including soulful music group The Spinners with Special Guest Thelma Houston, rock bands “4NR – Tribute to Foreigner,” Queensrÿche and Skid Row, and heavy metal mariachi group Metalachi.

The Spinners with Special Guest Thelma Houston

Saturday, June 1

For more than 50 years, The Spinners have impressed fans with their soulful sounds, continuing to tour with original member Henry Fambrough. Widely known as the greatest soul group of the early ‘70s, the group created a body of work that defined the lush, seductive sound of Philly soul. Ironically, the band was from Detroit where they originally formed as a doo wop group during the late ‘50s. Throughout the ‘60s, The Spinners shifted to R&B and pop, and by the mid-60s, they had signed with Motown Records.

4NR – Tribute to Foreigner

Saturday, June 8

Comprised of experienced, world-class touring and recording session musicians from Los Angeles, Boston, New York and the U.K., the band 4NR formed in 2012, paying tribute to the legendary classic rock band Foreigner. 4NR’s excellent ability to reproduce Foreigner’s timeless rock hits like “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” “Hot Blooded” and “Urgent” has impressed fans from across the world, bringing them the ultimate Foreigner tribute experience.

Queensrÿche & Skid Row

Saturday, June 22

Rock band Queensrÿche first burst onto the music scene in 1982 with the release of their self-titled, four-song EP. The band quickly gained international recognition, performing for sold-out audiences around the world. The band followed up their EP with their first full-length album “The Warning” in 1984, and the groundbreaking 1986 release “Rage for Order,” making Queensrÿche one of the most respected and creative bands of the ‘80s. In 1988, the band turned out yet another monumental album titled, “Operation: Mindcrime,” which became one of the Top-10, bestselling concepts records of all time. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful album “Empire” in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV Viewer’s Choice award for the No. 1 hit “Silent Lucidity.”


Friday, June 28

Based in Hollywood, Calif., Metalachi is best-known as the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band, fusing the two musical genres in a high-energy stage show. The live performance will feature a variety of instruments, including the trumpet and the fiddle, as well as side-splitting humor from the band members. Metalachi will also perform some of their top hits and cover songs, including “Crazy Train,” “Immigrant Song,” “Sweet Child O’Mine,” “Rainbow in the Dark,” “Canción del Mariachi” and more.

Global superstar Jennifer Lopez announced World of Dance finalists Swing Latino and Briar Nolet, and season one winners The Lab will join her as special guests on her highly anticipated It’s My Party Tour. The three acts will open on the singer’s first ever solo U.S. headlining tour, which will make a Las Vegas stop at T-Mobile Arena Saturday, June 15.

Just when you thought Summer in Las Vegas couldn't get any hotter, Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp celebrates its 25th anniversary with a return to Sin City featuring special guest headliners Joe Perry (Aerosmith), Vince Neil (Mötley Crüe) and Lou Gramm (Foreigner) June 27 – 30, 2019 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for the ultimate rock star experience. Campers will be placed into bands led by rock star counselors where they will receive personal instruction, participate in jam sessions and Q&A's, and attend Master Classes by Joe Perry, Vince Neil and Lou Gramm, culminating in a live performance with Gramm at Vinyl inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sat., June 29.

In recognition of National Autism Awareness month, Blue Man Group® at Luxor Hotel and Casino announced their fifth annual Grant a Gift Autism Foundation benefit performance on Sunday, June 9 at 4 p.m. The world-famous Blue Man Group will host a sensory-friendly show, suitable for children, adults and families affected by autism spectrum disorder. Individual tickets are on sale now. For every $36 ticket sold for the performance, Blue Man Group will donate $20 to the foundation. The fastest growing developmental disorder in the U.S., autism affects 1 in 59 children and 1 in 37 boys. Characteristics include social challenges, communication difficulties and repetitive behaviors. As a non-verbal, visually-stunning show, Blue Man Group serves as a great fit for all children and families.

Rebellious rapper and rising actor, Machine Gun Kelly (EST 19XX/Bad Boy/Interscope Records) continues to blaze through 2019 as he prepares to embark on The Hotel Diablo World Tour, in support of his duly titled forthcoming album. The tour finds the artist returning to The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

Comedian Trevor Noah has added a Las Vegas stop to his Loud & Clear Tour 2019 and will perform at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Sunday, June 30, 2019. Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. This past year, “The Daily Show” won a GLAAD award for Outstanding Talk Episode, and received nominations for a Writers Guild Award (Comedy/Variety Series) as well as two NAACP Image Awards, for Outstanding Talk Series and Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information Show. Noah also won Best Host at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards, as well as a 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for his hosting role on “The Daily Show – Between The Scenes.” “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” recently received three 2018 Primetime Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series, Outstanding Interactive Program and Outstanding Short Form Variety Series. Trevor joined “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” in 2014 as a contributor.

KIDZ BOP, the #1 music brand for kids, announced today, in partnership with Live Nation, the launch of KIDZ BOP Workshop, an opportunity for kids 6-12 years old of all skill levels to learn dancing, singing, performance, and audition techniques from official KIDZ BOP choreographers and vocal coaches. KIDZ BOP Workshop will be offered in Las Vegas at The Westin Las Vegas Hotel & Spa Sunday, June 2 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., prior to the KIDZ BOP World Tour live concert later that day at The Smith Center at 4 p.m. Tickets for the KIDZ BOP Workshop are $115, plus tax and fees, and are separate from the tickets to the show.

Multi-platinum global superstar Khalid has announced his North American headline dates for “Khalid Free Spirit World Tour” in support of his upcoming sophomore album “Free Spirit” - available for pre-order via Right Hand Music Group / RCA Records. Produced by Live Nation, the North American tour will make a Las Vegas stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, June 22 at 8 p.m. Khalid has enlisted friend Clairo, the 20-year-old “Pretty Girl” singer-songwriter, to appear as special guest on his summer tour.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the Las Vegas engagement of the Tony Award®-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof from June 4-9, 2019. A beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award-winner Joseph Stein, and Pulitzer Prize- winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King and I); choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter; inspired by the original choreography of Jerome Robbins; and has musical direction by Ted Sperling. Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including "To Life (L'Chaim!)," "If I Were A Rich Man," "Sunrise Sunset," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," and "Tradition."

Grammy-nominated Texas country music star, Pat Green will take over the M Pavilion for one night only as part of M Resort Spa Casino’s summer concert series on June 15. Known for his chart-topping singles “Wave on Wave” and “Let Me Up”, Pat Green has toured with Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Dave Matthews Band, and his explosive live shows have made him a fan favorite. Named “the Springsteen of the South West” by People, Green has sold over 2 million records, released 10 studio albums, 12 no. 1 hits on the Texas Radio Chart including his latest single “Drinkin’ Days”, which spent seven weeks at no. 1. He has also co-written with artists ranging from Willie Nelson and Chris Stapleton to Jewel and Rob Thomas.

Las Vegas’ largest reggae festival Reggae in the Desert returns to the Clark County Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 8 for its 18th year. For one day, Downtown Las Vegas embraces the Caribbean lifestyle with island-inspired food and craft vendors as well as live performances from top reggae artists such as headliners Sly & Robbie alongside legendary reggae superstar Mykal Rose as they perform the “Favored Sounds of Black Uhuru” and Don Carlos. Other performances include Yellowman, Alborosie, Jesse Royal, K’Reema and ST1.

Due to overwhelming demand for tickets to his previously announced June 29 show, Paul McCartney has confirmed a second night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to take place Friday, June 28. The June 28 Las Vegas show is the latest addition to the U.S. leg of Paul's "Freshen Up" Tour, his first extended stateside run since the "One On One" tour that played to some two million fans around the world. "Freshen Up" kicked off following the release of Paul's No. 1 charting album, Egypt Station, released September 7, 2018 on Capitol Records to stellar reviews. Rolling Stone raved, "Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he's the only genius who can do this...And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth," while Entertainment Weekly described the album as "the still-vital life force of a superstar who has been there and everywhere and is glad just to be here now." The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a show: nearly three hours nightly of the greatest moments from the last 50+ years of music, dozens of songs from Paul's solo, Wings, and of course, The Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives.

YouTube comedy duo and award-winning "Internetainers" Rhett & Link are returning to Las Vegas for RHETT & LINK LIVE IN CONCERT at the Grand Events Center inside Green Valley Ranch Resort on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 8 p.m. Get your earholes ready for a Mythical evening of songification with your favorite lifelong best friends. Join Rhett & Link as they take you on a musical adventure from past to present and beyond. Whether it's classic tunes you love to love, or a few new ditties they just thought of, you're guaranteed to walk away with a permanent smile on your face.

Anderson .Paak announces new album Ventura, along with his biggest tour to date – the Best Teef in the Game Tour which will make a stop at The Pearl Concert Theater inside the Palms Casino Resort on Sunday, June 16, 2019 with special guests Earl Sweatshirt and Thundercat. GRAMMY-winning artist Anderson .Paak has announced a new LP, Ventura to be released April 12, 2019 via Aftermath Entertainment, exclusively distributed by 12 Tone Music, LLC. Executive produced by Dr. Dre, the album was recorded at the same time as his most recent album Oxnard.

Emblem/Atlantic recording artist and multiple-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Rob Thomas has announced an extensive North American summer tour with special guest Abby Anderson. The tour will make a Las Vegas stop at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m. Rob Thomas is one of the most distinctive artists of this or any other era – a gifted vocalist, spellbinding performer, and acclaimed songwriter known worldwide as lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty as well as for his multi-platinum certified solo work and chart-topping collaborations with other artists. Among his countless hits are solo classics like “Lonely No More,” “This Is How A Heart Breaks,” and “Streetcorner Symphony,” Matchbox Twenty favorites including “Push,” “3AM,” “If You’re Gone,” and “Bent,” and of course “Smooth,” his 3x RIAA platinum certified worldwide hit collaboration with Santana which celebrates it’s 20th anniversary this year.

Some of the most renowned acts in reggae will make their way to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino's 2019 Concerts on the Beach Series sponsored by MillerCoors and Pepsi. Ziggy Marley and Michael Franti & Spearhead take the stage Saturday, June 15 at 9 p.m., Iration with Pepper and Katastro will entertain beachgoers Saturday, Aug. 24 at 8:30 p.m. and Rebelution with Collie Buddz mark the end of August with a special two-day performance Friday, Aug. 30 and Saturday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Sublime with Rome is returning to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino's 2019 Concerts on the Beach series Friday, June 14 at 9 p.m.

The band's upcoming album, led by the singles "Wicked Heart" and "Spiderweb," is due for release this spring and is the musical collaboration of Sublime bassist and co-founder Eric Wilson, frontman Rome Ramirez and drummer Carlos Verdugo. The currently untitled album was produced by multi-GRAMMY Award-winning producer Rob Cavallo and follows Sublime with Rome's first two releases Yours Truly and Sirens.

Ziggy Marley and Michael Franti & Spearhead

A multi-GRAMMY Award-winning artist, Emmy winner, author, philanthropist, and reggae icon, Marley has released 13 albums to much critical acclaim. Now with his own label, Tuff Gong Worldwide, and publishing company, Ishti Music, Marley has complete control of his master recordings and publishing. Marley's most recent album Rebellion Rises was nominated for Best Reggae Album at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Saturday, June 15

Iration with Pepper and Katastro

Reggae-influenced alternative rock band Iration is coming to Mandalay Bay Beach with its Live From Paradise! tour this spring and summer with special guests Pepper and Katastro along for the ride. Hawaiian-bred, California-based Iration (Micah Pueschel – lead vocals/guitar, Adam Taylor – bass, Joe Dickens – drums, Cayson Peterson – keyboards, Micah Brown – guitar/vocals plus touring member Drake Peterson – trumpet) continues to tour behind its latest self-titled album, released May 2018 via its Three Prong Records.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Danny Zelisko Presents the legendary Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 15, at 8:00 p.m.

Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of The Four Seasons, is hotter than ever. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Valli and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage again. The widely-acclaimed musical has touring companies around the world, including a successful nine-year engagement at Paris Las Vegas which concluded in 2016.

As country music icons Reba McEntire, Kix Brooks, and Ronnie Dunn prepare to resume their hit residency this week at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the trio have announced they will return for more shows in 2019. The new dates for "REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas" ignite excitement for a fourth year of the longest-running country residency in Las Vegas.

The new 2019 show dates going on sale are:

June: 26, 28, 29
July: 3, 5, 6

Iconic pop-rock band Hootie & the Blowfish announced a highly anticipated return to full-time touring in 2019, as the foursome sets out on the 2019 Group Therapy Tour with direct support from special guests Barenaked Ladies. The band formed by Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker and Jim “Soni” Sonefeld during their time as students at the University of South Carolina will visit 44 cities on the tour produced by Live Nation, which will make a Las Vegas stop at T-Mobile Arena Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 8 p.m.

For dates and times, be sure to go to the Las Vegas Online Entertainment Guide: 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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