September 2021


I’m tired of wearing a mask…things are back to, sort of, normal.

The weather always changes dramatically from August to September—the blistering heat generally ends, and fall floats gently in the air.  We’ll still have some hot days ahead, but this month, we’ll at least get below 100.  School is back in session.  Football will start up again this month (I’m very happy about that.)   We have Labor Day, Mexican Independence, and the 20th anniversary of September 11th; I’ll be flying my flag and taking time to remember the heroes, the horror, the evil, and the strength that was brought about because of all of those events.  It’s also time to change the watering schedule for the yard. 


September (from Latin septem, "seven") was originally the seventh of ten months in the oldest known Roman calendar.   After the calendar reform that added January and February to the beginning of the year, September became the ninth month but retained its name. It had 29 days until the Julian reform, which added a day.


The autumnal equinox—also called the September or fall equinox—is the astronomical start of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere and the spring season in the Southern Hemisphere.  It will be on September 22nd.  The word “equinox” comes from Latin aequus, meaning “equal,” and nox, “night.” On the equinox, day and night are roughly equal in terms of length. During the equinox, the Sun crosses what we call the “celestial equator”—an imaginary extension into space of Earth’s equator line. The equinox occurs precisely when the Sun’s center passes through this line. When the Sun crosses the equator from north to south, this marks the autumnal equinox; when it crosses from south to north, this marks the vernal equinox.


There are some very fascinating national designations for September…I’ll highlight a few that I find the most interesting…


September 1st is National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day. The First Friday in September is National Lazy Mom’s Day.  International Bacon Day is the Saturday before Labor Day, and September 15th is National Linguine Day, National Double Cheeseburger Day, and Day.  Interestingly, September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day (just a few days after Double Cheeseburger day.)  September 20th is National Punch Day and Wife Appreciation Day…is that just bad taste?  September 22nd is Hobbit Day, and the 23rd is Celebrate Bi-sexuality Day.  In spite of bad press the 26th is National Shamu the Whale Day and the 27th is National Corned Beef Hash Day.  And one of my favorites…September 30th is Blasphemy Day.


Celebrate Fall with this 50+ annual tradition, the Pahrump Fall Festival, September 23 - 26! The festival started out as a simple harvest festival where a couple hundred people gathered to share the harvest, have fun and eat some good barbecue. Today, the festival starts on a Thursday and continues for four days ending on Sunday. This event is brought to you by the Town of Pahrump providing free admission to the festival and entertainment. There is a fee for the rodeo and unlimited carnival ride bracelets are available for purchase. The Fall Festival includes a parade that commemorates the occasion traveling down Highway 160. Saturday traffic comes to a stop on Highway 160 as the annual parade travels down the highway for about 2 miles with over 50 floats. Hundreds stand and cheer on the high school marching band and carnival of floats as they make their way down the town’s main highway.  This year’s theme is Stars & Stripes.


 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas  announced a specially curated lineup in collaboration with Life is Beautiful, featuring exclusive performances leading up to and throughout the festival weekend. The concert series kicks off with breakout artist Jacob Collier (Sept. 15), followed by singer - songwriter Britany Howard (Sept. 16) and closes out with late night shows starring the critically acclaimed San Holo (Sept. 17) and hip-hop icon Ludacris (Sept. 18). 

 Life is Beautiful is located in beautiful Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. The festival encompasses 18-city blocks within the heart of the city extending from 7th to 11th Street and from Mesquite to Carson Avenue. The festival entrances are located at Fremont & 7th street and Fremont & 11th Street.

Life is Beautiful will take place, rain or shine, September 17, 18 and 19, 2021. Festival gates will be open each day from 2:00 PM – 1:00 AM daily, with performances starting at 3:00 PM.


A name like ‘Life is Beautiful’ comes with great responsibility. Because Life is Beautiful is more than just a festival, it’s a way of moving through the world.


Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Bruno Mars has confirmed two new performances at Park MGM Friday, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Oct. 2. Bruno Mars is an 11x GRAMMY Award-winner and 27-time GRAMMY Award-nominee Bruno Mars is a celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, and musician who has sold more than 180 million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time.


Channing Tatum’s MAGIC MIKE LIVE Las Vegas celebrated its highly anticipated first performance, last week,  in its all-new, technologically advanced venue at SAHARA Las Vegas. The high-octane performance showcasing its sensual lineup of diverse artists was met with a roaring applause and overwhelming excitement from the sold-out audience.


The Beatles™ LOVE™  by Cirque du Soleil was welcomed back to its theater at The Mirage Hotel & Casino by an eager sold-out audience in Las Vegas on Aug. 26, 2021. The internationally acclaimed show and its talented artists surprised guests with a specially curated pop-up performance parading throughout the property showcasing a glimpse into the GRAMMY Award-winning production. The evening ended with Daniel Lamarre, president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil, congratulating the cast and crew on their historical first performance resulting in a standing ovation, following a nearly 17-month intermission after curtains closed around the world. LOVE, one of the most beloved productions from the global entertainment producer, is also celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.


Legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist, Jerry Cantrell, brings the Brighten Tour 2022 to House of Blues Las Vegas Saturday, May 7, 2022.  Jerry Cantrell is best known for his work as the main songwriter, lead guitarist and vocalist for the legendary rock band Alice in Chains. Jerry's career outside of AIC has consisted of two solo albums and several film soundtracks. His first solo album, Boggy Depot, was released in 1998 and contained three singles including the popular "Cut You In" and "My Song."


Academy Award, Golden Globe and 12-time GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Lady Gaga announced she will return to Park MGM in Las Vegas October 2021. Presented in partnership by MGM Resorts International and Live Nation, Lady Gaga will take the Park Theater stage for nine performances of her critically acclaimed LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO show. The shows will celebrate her forthcoming collaborative album with Tony Bennett, Love For Sale, which will be released on October 1 via Interscope.


 On the heels of a record-breaking SummerSlam in Las Vegas, WWE (NYSE: WWE) announced that it will return to Allegiant Stadium July 4th weekend of 2022 for Money In The Bank. The event marks the first time in history that Money In The Bank will be held at an NFL stadium.

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 After 17 long-awaited months, Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil finally made its grand return to a sold-out audience at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, last night, Aug. 19, 2021. Continuing the global entertainment producer’s successful return to theaters in Las Vegas, Michael Jackson ONE welcomed back guests with awe-inspiring dance numbers, enthralling acrobats, breathtaking visuals, and much more. 


The Event Lawn at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, seamlessly turns an open outdoor space into an exciting, one-of-a-kind entertainment venue. The Event Lawn calendar of events includes a diverse lineup of entertainment which kicks off with Tribal Seeds on August 28 and multiple performances over Labor Day Weekend including bluegrass guitarist Billy Stings on Friday, September 3 and Saturday, September 4. Squeeze brings ‘The Nomadband Tour’ to the Event Lawn on Monday, September 6 and Stephen Marley makes a stop on October 28. Additional events to be announced soon.


 Legends in Concert is pleased to announce the Las Vegas premiere of Direct from London.  The longest-running and most-awarded show in Las Vegas, Legends in Concert, will pay tribute to some of the biggest icons and luminaries in British music history (including Elton John, Freddie Mercury, and George Michael) performing on one stage along with celebrity guest host Frank Marino, the Strip's longest running headliner, starring as comedic legend Joan Rivers, with four performances weekly starting September 9, 2021.


 Legendary rock band JOURNEY is returning to the entertainment capital of the world for a brand-new six-show residency at the Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, from December 1 through December 11, 2021. The beloved and iconic group featuring co-founder Neal Schon (lead guitarist), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Arnel Pineda (lead vocals), Randy Jackson (bass), Narada Michael Walden (drums) and Jason Derlatka (Keyboards) will take the stage to perform their global hits including "Don't Stop Believin'," "Wheel in the Sky," "Who's Crying Now" and more.


GRAMMY®, TONY®, and Emmy® Award-winning recording artist and songwriter BEN PLATT announced his biggest North American headline tour thus far, set to kick off February 23, 2022, at Orlando, FL's Amway Center. The tour will hit Las Vegas' The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, on Saturday, April 2 and will culminate with the tour finale on April 8, 2022, at Los Angeles' legendary Hollywood Bowl. Among the tour's indisputable highlights will be Platt's first ever headline show at New York City's world-famous Madison Square Garden, set for March 6, 2022.


America's Got Talent Beloved Winners, Finalists and Fan Favorites Take the Stageat Luxor Hotel and Casino Beginning Nov. 4.  America's Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE, the star-studded spectacle from the world's most successful TV franchise will feature an extraordinary ensemble of winners, finalists, runner ups, AGT fan favorites and golden buzzer acts throughout the brand-new, high-energy, variety-style production. Premiering Nov. 4 at Luxor Hotel and Casino, America's Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE will make for an entertainment spectacle that could only happen in The Entertainment Capital of the World.


Downtown Las Vegas' Main Street Station Casino Brewery and Hotel announced that it will reopen to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 6 a.m.  Set in the splendor of the Victorian era – with dozens of rare antiques, award-winning restaurants and historical vintage items, including a slab of the Berlin Wall – Main Street Station will once again be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Gilbert Gottfried's "Dirty Comedy Festival" will come to The Comedy Works at the Plaza Hotel & Casino on Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16 at 9 p.m. inside the Plaza's vintage Vegas showroom featuring red velvet booth seating, an updated sound system, full bars, and table cocktail service.  Gilbert Gottfried's "Dirty Comedy Festival" is a showcase of Gilbert's dirtiest comedy along with three of the most talented "blue" comics in the business. This show is not for the easily offended!


The Carpenters Tribute Concert will play, Saturday, September 4 at Starbright Theatre in Sun City Summerlin.  For tickets, visit  The Carpenters Tribute Concert: A Re-creation of the 1976 UK Tour is an authentic re-creation of the Carpenters' 1976 UK tour show and holiday show, A Christmas Portrait, is an authentic re-creation of the Carpenters' 1977 & 1978 Christmas television specials. We were selected to perform at the Carpenters 50th Anniversary Celebration in Thousand Oaks, California in April 2019.


Prepare to be captivated this holiday season as Enchant, the whimsical and heartfelt Christmas light maze and village, brings its world of festive wonder to Las Vegas for the first time Nov. 26, 2021 through Jan. 2, 2022. Enchant takes over the Las Vegas Ballpark®, transforming the venue into a winter wonderland and transporting all who enter into the wonderful world of Christmas magic.  Guests will be immersed into this festive wonder as Enchant presents "The Great Search," a Christmas light maze that is the second in a series of five fascinating adventures. Upon entering the maze, guests embark on a quest within a mystical forest of millions of twinkling lights and a world of wondrous art installations as they journey to save Christmas. The Enchant adventure includes gliding down the Ice Skating Trail, visiting the Christmas Village where they can sample gourmet holiday treats from around the world, wandering through the artisan Christmas market, and meeting the Big Man himself - all before stepping into the most magical Christmas light maze the world has ever seen.

Inspired by some of the world’s most iconic venues, The Chelsea is a 40,000 square-foot transformable space featuring remnant brick tiling, an eclectic collection of stage production props, a vintage lobby bar, private VIP opera boxes and a memorable grand staircase complete with a dramatic chandelier, and has played host to some of today’s hottest acts. For more information on upcoming concerts or to purchase tickets, please visit

Dane Cook – Saturday, Aug. 21

Quinn XCII and Chelsea Cuter: Stay Next To Me Tour – Sunday, Oct. 3

Brantley Gilbert – Saturday, Dec. 4

Cody Johnson – Wednesday Dec. 8 and Thursday, Dec. 9

Dierks Bentley – Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11


BROCKHAMPTON – Friday, April 8, 2022

Deftones: 2022 Tour – Friday, April 22, 2022


Tyler, The Creator announces his Spring 2022 North American tour with Kali Uchis, Vince Staples and Teezo Touchdown. The announcement arrives on the heels of his critically acclaimed album CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts upon its release, as well as a trio of sold-out, underplay shows in Los Angeles, Dallas and New York City the week following the album's release, a show-stopping performance at this year's BET awards, and a headlining set at Lollapalooza 2021.  A Las Vegas stop is scheduled Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022 at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.


The 7th annual Big Blues Bender will take place September 9 - 12, 2021 at a new location, the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The Big Blues Bender has become a festival favorite among Blues fans and artists alike. 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.