May 2021

We are gearing up…getting ready.  We feel the dawn of a new day rising.  On May 1st, we go to 80% capacity, reduced social distancing; and on June 1st, Vegas goes to 100% capacity.  The shows are returning, casinos are starting to fill back up. 


The list of things I missed during this pandemic will soon be things of the past.  I will get together with friends.  I’ll go see shows…in theatres!  I’ll travel, and perhaps, I’ll even work!


Here are 6 Interesting facts about the month of May:

1. The month May was named for Maia, the Greek goddess of fertility.

2. In any given year, no month ever begins or ends on the same day of the week as May does.

3. May’s birthstone is the emerald which is emblematic of love and success.

4. May was once considered a bad luck month to get married. There is a poem that says “Marry in May and you’ll rue the day”.

5.  The United Kingdom celebrates May as the National Smile Month.

6. On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was officially opened.


May is a lot of things…it is Date Your Mate Month, National Barbecue Month, and National Blood Pressure Month.


May 1st is of course May Day (initially started as another pagan spring festival pre-dating Christianity.)  Dancing around a pole might sound like a Vegas tradition, but there really aren’t a lot of maypole dancers out there.  The one rhyme that is most closely associated with the May Pole dance is “Ring around the rosy…” –a quaint nod to the plague in medieval times.  In the late 19th Century, May Day was chosen as the date for International Workers' Day by the ‘Socialists and Communists of the Second International’ to commemorate the Haymarket affair in Chicago. In those countries that celebrate International Workers' Day, the day may also be referred to as "May Day" but it is a different celebration from the traditional May Day…just thought you should know. It is also Mother Goose Day.


The 2nd is Baby Day and Brothers and Sisters Day. The 3rd is Lumpy Rug Day. May the Fourth, obviously, Star Wars Day, and Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for May the 5th. The 6th is International Tuba Day, National Tourist Appreciation Day, National Nurses Day, No Diet Day, and Space Day. The 7th is National Tourism Day and World Naked Gardening Day (There will be a lot of hoes out.) The 8th is V-E Day, and No Socks Day…which is interesting because the 9th is Lost Sock Memorial Day. It is then followed on the 10th by Clean up Your Room Day. The 11th is Eat What You Want Day and Twilight Zone Day. And the 12th is Limerick Day (There once was…)


The 16th is Love a Tree Day, National Sea Monkey Day, and Wear Purple for Peace Day. The 18th is No Dirty Dishes Day and Visit Your Relatives Day. The 20th is Be a Millionaire Day. The 21st is Armed Forces Day. The 22nd is Buy a Musical, Instrument Day, and World Goth Day, The 23rd Lucky Penny Day; the 24th National Escargot Day, the 25th National Wine Day and Tap Dance Day, the 26th is Sally Ride Day, and the 27th is Sun Screen Day.


The 28th is Amnesty International Day, and International Jazz Day. The 29th is Learn About Composting Day. The 30th is Water a Flower Day. And finally, the 31st is Save Your Hearing Day.


Cinco de Mayo is the date observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.  In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16.


Remember that Mother's Day is on the 9th.  Remember your Mother!


On Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15, the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center will welcome back the West Coast Regional Finals Rodeo, hosted by the UNLV rodeo team and hall of fame coach Ric Griffith. The rodeo will feature the best collegiate athletes from the West Coast region, including UNLV, Cal Poly, Fresno State, UCLA, West Hills, Feather River College, Lassen College, Pomona and Cuesta.


CMN and MAGNUS announced today Marc Anthony's new U.S. Tour is set to start August 27, 2021 in San Antonio Texas. The "Marc Anthony Tour" will play in 23 cities and will mark his return to some of the most prestigious arenas in the country; the tour also includes two shows in Canada. A Las Vegas stop is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Marc Anthony is one of the most influential artists of his time and a true ambassador of Latin music and culture.  He has received countless gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and has been credited with over 30 Billboard chart hits and over 7.1 Billion views on YouTube.

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As Las Vegas reopens, one of the hottest tickets in town announces its return. Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana's An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live will return to the House of Blues stage inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino this summer, marking Santana's ninth year at the intimate venue. 
2021 Performances:

Aug. 25, 27-29

Sept. 1-4

Nov. 3, 5-7, 10, 12-14

Dec. 1, 3-5, 8, 10-12


 Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Bruno Mars will mark the Entertainment Capital of the World's return to large-scale entertainment when he takes the stage over the Fourth of July weekend at Park MGM. Mars will get things started with shows July 3 and 4 at Park Theater, followed by four additional July performances. The six show dates are:


Saturday, July 3, 2021

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Friday, July 9, 2021

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Friday, July 23, 2021

Saturday, July 24, 2021


The wildest watering hole this side of the Mississippi, ATOMIC SALOON SHOW swings open its doors again this Cinco de Mayo...that's May 5th for those who like their salsa mild!  ATOMIC SALOON SHOW returns to its home at Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian Resort on May 5, 2021, for performances at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Tickets starting at $149 are on sale now at  ATOMIC SALOON SHOW is a riotous and raunchy romp through the wild, Wild West as it never was, with drop-dead sexy acrobats and ridiculous comedy mayhem from a cavalcade of cowboys, showgirls, nuns, lawmen and lay-abouts. With health and safety protocols in place, audiences can still expect the same side-splitting hilarity and the best variety acts this side of the Mississippi.


Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (“Cirque du Soleil”), the world’s leading producer of high-quality live entertainment, marks a milestone moment in the company’s history today. The Cirque du Soleil sun is rising as the company proudly announces the reopening of four of its most iconic shows after being closed for more than a year due to the pandemic. “O” at Bellagio and Mystère at Treasure Island will reopen this summer in Las Vegas. For the touring show division, KOOZA will be presented in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, starting November 2021, while LUZIA will reopen at London’s Royal Albert Hall in January 2022. Additionally, the Group’s affiliate show Blue Man Group will return to Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this summer.

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Mystère will return to its stage at Treasure Island on June 28, 2021, and “O” will mark its first performance on July 1, 2021.

Also returning to Las Vegas is Blue Man Group with performances starting June 24, 2021. 


Resorts World Las Vegas, the first ground-up resort development on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a decade, will officially open its doors on June 24, 2021.

Through a historic partnership with Hilton, Resorts World Las Vegas will offer 3,500 luxury guest rooms and suites from three premium Hilton brands – the largest multi-brand deal in Hilton’s history – including the largest Conrad Hotels & Resorts property in the world, one of the first LXR Hotels & Resorts locations in the U.S., and a marquee Hilton Hotels & Resorts hotel.

Dining – Guests can choose from over 40 food and beverage options at Resorts World Las Vegas, ranging from fine-dining and quick-service venues to original and exclusive concepts.

Entertainment – A 5,000-capacity concert and entertainment venue will be outfitted to host a myriad of affairs – from star-studded concerts to convention, corporate and sporting events. 

Headliners include:  Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, and Luke Bryan are expected to establish headlining residencies at the 5,000-seat Theatre at Resorts World after appearing with Dion and previously announced resident DJs Tiësto and Zedd in a promotional short film dubbed Stay Fabulous.

 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Bill Burr announce the addition of a late night show during the comedian’s July 2021 show dates. The actor, writer, and podcast host will begin his two-year residency at The Chelsea on Friday, July 2 and Saturday, July 3 with the newly added late night show confirmed for July 3.  Burr is one of the top comedic voices of his generation achieving success in TV and film as well as on stage. Burr sells out theaters internationally and his Monday Morning Podcast is one of the most downloaded comedy podcasts on iTunes.


The Cellar is back! The world-famous Comedy Cellar has announced its anticipated return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  Known for its distinctive "showcase format," featuring television-headliner comedians performing their best 15-20 minute sets, the renowned comedy club brings the unique vibe from the legendary, underground Greenwich Village club, including the iconic brick wall, stained glass and low-ceiling design.

May 15th is the 116th Anniversary of the founding of the City of Las Vegas. No one really cares about this statistic. We had a great 100-year celebration, and we may have to wait for the 125 or 150-year mark to get the city to celebrate again. 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.