June 2023


It’s summertime!  It’s time for a vacation.  The kids are out of school and that means they’ll be hanging around the house begging mom and dad to go and do stuff. Vegas may not be the spot for you K through 12th graders, but it is, of course, a popular spot for pool parties and a place 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 town...trust 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.) We all want a vacation, and in many respects, things seem to be lightening up for a lot of people. It is time to get away and play.


Time to get ready for the summer heat, temperatures, historically, never reach 100 degrees until the month of June…but then, all bets are off.  Yes, it is true, it is a dry heat; and yes, that does make it more tolerable. This is good and bad—it is as if you’re standing in a convection oven, rather than a sauna. Without lotion, the dry air will suck out any moisture that you may have in your body, and you will burn faster here than a day at the beach. Summer in Vegas is hot…pools and parties are the main tour de force for the season, and the entertainment usually brings a lot of wonderful surprises throughout the months ahead.


(An interesting note—especially for people getting married here in the summer, (lots of June brides here,) if you come from a humid climate, yes, 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 World Sauntering Day, and Father’s day!! 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.


After a whole year of laughs, antics and mayhem, Mad Apple by Cirque du Soleil, known for being one of Las Vegas’ most lively productions, celebrated 500 shows at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, Monday, May 29. The variety-style show has quickly become a staple amongst The Strip’s powerful lineup of entertainment as it presents comedy, magic and acrobatics all set against the backdrop of bustling New York City.  Featuring a dynamic variety of entertainers, Mad Apple brings The Big Apple to Las Vegas nightly. Each act reflects a different nocturnal side of New York City, brought to life by underground stars, high-flying acrobats, street performers, up-and-coming entertainers and the biggest musical hits to come out of “The City.”


 On Thursday, June 8, at 11 a.m., with city of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and invited guests, the Plaza Hotel & Casino will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the upcoming grand opening on June 10 of the four venues that comprise its Main Street Reimagination, transforming its historic Main Street façade and porte-cochère into a one-of-a-kind destination for cocktails, gaming, and dining. The venues will all officially open to the public on June 10 (until then venues may still be under construction or in a soft opening phase).


Atlantic City Boys

June 2—4 at 7:30 p.m. 

It Takes Two: A Tribute to Rod Stewart and Tina Turner

June 9—11 at 7:30 p.m.

Human Nature: Back to the Sound of Motown

June 13—15 at 6:30 p.m. 

Chubby Checker

June 16—18 at 7:30 p.m. 

The Righteous Brothers: Bill Medley and Bucky Heard

June 20—22 at 6:30 p.m. 

Frankie Avalon

June 23—25 at 7:30 p.m. 

The Bronx Wanderers

June 27—29 at 6:30 p.m 

Neil Diamond Legacy Concert

June 30—July 2 at 7:30 p.m. 

The Dirty at 12:30

Fridays at 11:59 p.m.


Downtown Summerlin® announces the return of the popular outdoor Summerlin Sounds Summer Concert Series, presented by GHOST® ENERGY, starting in June.  Weekly festivities will take place on The Lawn every Wednesday, June 7 – July 12. All concerts are free and open to the public.  Select children's activities will be available throughout the evening along with specialty cocktails available for purchase courtesy of La Neta Cocina y Lounge making it a perfect night to sit back and enjoy the evening al fresco.


Performance Schedule:

  • June 7

Empire Records and Ethan Martin

  • June 14

Moonshiners and Jase Naron

  • June 21

Radical West and Ilan Dvir-Djerassi

  • June 28

Million Dollar Band and Richard Mann

  • July 5

Lyte Bryte Band and Justin Centeno

  • July 12

Jeremy Cornwell and Adena Sampson


Following the wildly successful "Papi Juancho Maluma World Tour 2022," which boasted sold-out shows across the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, global Latin music idol Maluma is proud to announce the U.S. leg of his Don Juan World Tour. The tour will make a Las Vegas stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Wednesday, Sept. 13.  Promising a groundbreaking experience for his devoted fans, Maluma is set to embark on a 30-city tour throughout the United States.  The superstar will bring his signature "Don Juan" to life on the concert stage while singing many of the songs off the album of the same name as well as all of his greatest hits that have made him a global Latin music icon, such as "Hawai," "Felices Los Cuatro" and "Sobrio" as well as his latest release, "Diablo, que Chimba."


Get ready for a revolutionary new stay in Las Vegas as The Lexi Hotel opens its doors to guests on Friday, June 2, 2023. This one-of-a-kind boutique hotel promises to be a game-changer in the city's hospitality scene. Boasting just 64 newly designed rooms and suites, The Lexi will become the go-to destination for savvy travelers headed to Las Vegas who demand exceptional service, cutting-edge amenities, and a fun, sophisticated atmosphere. Additionally, as the first new hotel to open in Las Vegas this year, and the only cannabis-inclusive property in town, The Lexi offers an intimate and unforgettable experience that stands out from the sprawling casinos and resorts in Las Vegas.


Today, due to the overwhelming demand by fans, the record-breaking global icon, singer, songwriter, performer, mogul, actor and producer, Romeo Santos, known as "The King of Bachata," announced additional Fall tour dates to his "Formula Vol. 3" Tour in North America. Santos has added 22 more Fall dates to the North American run, including a Las Vegas stop at T-Mobile Arena Friday, Oct. 13.


Daughtry will make their return to the M Pool stage at M Resort Spa Casino on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023 as part of the Pool Concert Series.  Daughtry has sold over 9 million albums, 16 million singles worldwide and sold out concerts globally. Their debut album, the self-titled Daughtry, was the top-selling album in 2007 producing four Top 20 Platinum-selling singles on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming the fastest-selling rock debut album in Soundscan history. The album was nominated for four Grammy Awards, won four American Music Awards and seven Billboard Music Awards, including Album of the Year. Their albums Leave This Town, Break The Spell, Baptized, and Cage To Rattle were all certified Gold and rose to the top 10 in the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. In 2020, Daughtry released their single, World On Fire, marking their return to the top of the charts.


Comedian Trey Kennedy is bringing his Grow Up Tour to Las Vegas for two shows inside the Red Rock Ballroom at Red Rock Resort. Kennedy will perform Friday, Sept. 15, 2023 and Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023 at 8 p.m.  Trey Kennedy is a born and raised Oklahoman who never expected to enter the entertainment industry. While attending college at Oklahoma State University, Trey found fame on the mobile app Vine, amassing more than 2.5 million followers. He was a top creator on the app for more than three years and, through this experience, discovered a passion for entertainment.


 Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN) today announced Christian Nodal's new American tour, 'Foraji2 Tour 2023,' will visit more than 30 cities across the country including a stop at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino's Michelob ULTRA Arena on Saturday, Oct. 14. GRAMMY Award-winning Nodal, known as the creator of 'mariacheño' that unites the musical genres of norteño and mariachi, will visit the country's largest and most important venues with a fresh, unique show that stays true to the essence that has rapidly made him one of the most successful stars in the world of Regional Mexican music.


Palms Casino Resort and Casino Entertainment proudly announce Saigon Entertainment 30th Anniversary U.S Tour. For the first time ever, all of today's hottest Vietnamese superstars will come together on the same stage on Saturday, July 1, 2023, at The Pearl Theater. The show, which features an impressive roster of talent, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. This exclusive celebration tour features notable names such as Dam Vinh Hung aka Mr. Dam-The King of Pop, Le Quyen-Queen of Ballad, Hong Ngoc, Dong Nhi, Quang Linh, Giang Hong Ngoc, Vo Ha Tram, Phan Dinh Tung, Hien Thuc, Vy Oanh, Hoàng Thuý Vy, Ho Trung Dung, Phuong Vu. 


Igoshows.com 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.