June 2016


This newsletter is starting on a sad note:


From the Review-Journal…

EUGENE BALMAIN Eugene A. "Gene" Balmain, 56, passed away unexpectedly at home, Sunday, May 15, 2016. He considered himself a native Las Vegan though he spent his first three years in Concord, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Nicely; and number of good friends, including his long-time business partner, Frank Sener. Together, they founded and ran Charleston Communications, hosting Vegas Playground (bulletin board) and several Las Vegas-themed websites, including Las Vegas Online Entertainment Guide (lvol.com) and OpenVegas. A private memorial gathering to celebrate Gene's life is pending. If you want to honor Gene, please consider a donation to your favorite charity in his name.


I met Gene when I was teaching an acting class at the community college.  He was a non-traditional student wanting to learn more about the acting process.  His interest stemmed from his desire to create and post shows and content on this thing called the internet.  He had visions of the internet being a tremendous tool to watch shows and get information, and he even felt that in the future, someone would be able to watch shows on demand and possibly even replace television.  This was almost a decade before YouTube existed.  Gene had a brilliance and vision that only a few people understood.  I began writing show reviews and this monthly newsletter for him seventeen years ago.  The Las Vegas Online Entertainment Guide (lvol.com) was put up on the internet in 1995…to put this into perspective…Google wasn’t launched until 1998.  He created Las Vegas Internet Television (lvitv.com) in 1998 and was putting up shows, interviews, and reviews on demand…this was still seven years before YouTube and Google Videos.  He is going to be missed, but much of his work still exists and will certainly live on…on the internet, of course.  Here are some of the sites…take a look:

Las Vegas Online Entertainment Guide -- http://www.lvol.com

OpenVegas -- http://www.openvegas.com

OpenVegas TV -- http://www.openvegas.tv

A2Z Las Vegas -- http://www.a2zlasvegas.com

Wed In Vegas -- http://www.wedinvegas.com

I Go Shows -- http://www.igoshows.com

I Go Clubs -- http://www.igoclubs.com

I Eat Vegas -- http://www.ieatvegas.com

Las Vegas Trip Report -- http://www.lasvegastripreport.com

Las Vegas Internet TV-- http://www.lvitv.com

Rate Las Vegas -- http://www.ratelasvegas.com

Move To Las Vegas -- http://www.movetolasvegas.com

Las Vegas Maps -- http://www.lasvegasmaps.com

Index Las Vegas -- http://www.indexlasvegas.com

Free Vegas Guide -- http://www.freevegasguide.com

Las Vegas Bookstore -- http://www.lasvegasbookstore.com

*** Over 25000 pages of Las Vegas information ***


Gene loved Las Vegas.



Well…I, for one, am ready for a vacation. 


It’s June!! Isn’t it time for a vacation?  It’s summertime …isn’t it time to get away?  Please?!  Schools are getting out for the year, and for the most part, that means 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 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.


Normally temperatures never reach 100 degrees until the month of June…and once again, that will be the case this year—by the first or second we’ll have our first 100 degree day, and by the weekend, we should hit the 105 mark…and 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.


Living dually in Las Vegas and Dallas, makes me appreciate the summer heat of Las Vegas. Dallas = Humid. Las Vegas = Dry. And it really makes a difference. I like the dry.


(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.)


As I am writing this, it is Memorial Day, and Memorial Day has always served as the barometer for the summer season here in Las Vegas…a good day here generally means a good summer. This year, the city is packed and shows and pool parties are selling out across the city…we hope that this means a tremendous summer.  In my neighborhood right now it is very, very quiet. The only signs of life are the smells of people barbequing.  Four out of every five homes are flying the American flag. There are a lot of people here in Vegas, and I hope that at least some of them remember to give respect to our veterans and armed forces personnel to thank them for these freedoms that we enjoy. This newsletter will come out a few days after today, but to all of the people of the armed forces, both past and present...Thank you!


In an effort to truly appreciate June, I had to ask myself, what is June?  Well it 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. It is also Ramadan but the date varies. 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; World Sauntering Day, and Father's 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.


MGM Resorts International won’t start charging locals for parking…for now.  Everyone else starts getting charged on June 6th.  Company spokesman Gordon Absher said Nevada residents can self-park for free at any MGM resort except during special events at least through Dec. 29.  The vehemence of the outrage expressed by Las Vegas residents when MGM first announced the fee plan caught MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren off guard…Really!!?  That certainly doesn’t make him seem like a very smart CEO.  MGM continues to play the victim…it costs so much money…other cities charge for parking…  Stop it!! It’s corporate greed.  That’s all.  Piss off.

The Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend will be at The Orleans Hotel from June 2nd to June 5th. 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, now in its 55th year, 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. 


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME features artists who redefine the word extreme in everything they do, magnifying traditional elements of the circus and combining them with never-before-seen spectacles, original fast-paced performances and incredibly hilarious moments.  Extreme thrills, exotic animals and extraordinary performers add up to the ultimate family entertainment experience, appearing at Thomas & Mack Center from Thursday, June 16 through Sunday, June 19 for seven performances. High-wire wizards, powerful strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, inconceivable contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball, a bungee aerial skydiving display and an international assembly of more than 100 world-renowned artists provide 2½ hours of thrilling entertainment.  The party starts an hour before the show at the All Access Pre-show, which is free with all ticket purchases. Meet our international cast of performers and get up close to our exotic animals. Try on custom costumes, and learn circus skills like juggling and walking the low wire from the famous Ringling Bros. ® Clown Alley.  Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME are available now at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, UNLVtickets outlets, Town Square Las Vegas and La Bonita Supermarkets, unlvtickets.com or by calling 702-739-FANS. Adult tickets start at $20 (additional fees may apply). For more information about the show, visit ringling.com.


The 19th annual Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), North America’s largest dance music festival, will return for another sold out year in Las Vegas for a unifying celebration of music, art and community this June 17 - 19. EDC Las Vegas will bring 400,000 fans to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the largest audience in the festival’s history, for an unforgettable, dusk-till-dawn, multi-day festival experience. A roster of colorful theatrical performers, larger-than-life art installations, dance music’s most renowned artists, full-scale carnival rides, and nightly pyrotechnic displays will create a unique and wondrous environment that must be experienced firsthand.


Belsandia.com presents the fifth Health, Healing & Happiness conference June 10 - 12 at Tuscany Suites & Casino. This is now the largest event in Nevada for nutrition and natural solutions for the whole body, mind and spirit. Seventeen world-class speakers, among those eight renowned vegan chefs will offer presentations about nutrition, fitness, and emotional balancing.  Attendees will have a chance to visit the Holistic Health Expo and Welcome Reception, to win raffle prizes, to attend yoga and fitness classes, network and much more. Natural Awakenings Magazine and Whole Foods Market are some top sponsors for HHH this year. Other sponsorships on many levels and exhibitor opportunities are still available. The conference and marketplace provide products and services unparalleled exposure to a wide range of people who are interested in moving their life and health to a new degree.


Triple George Grill is proud to partake in the 10th annual Las Vegas Restaurant Week, one of Las Vegas’ largest city-wide culinary fundraisers, taking place June 6-17. This event provides locals and tourists the opportunity to help out by dining out at some of the city’s best restaurants while supporting Three Square Food Bank. Triple George Grill will offer special lunch and dinner menus to support the culinary event. 


Las Vegas’ premiere full-service film development and production company, oogoog productions, is proud to announce that it will debut the highly anticipated anthology film Dealer, a quirky Las Vegas-based cinematic collaboration comprised of five directors that feature four individual segments in one film, at the opening night of the Las Vegas Film Festival. Starring some of the Sin City film industry’s finest, Dealer promises non-stop action, comedy and several recognizable Vegas locales.  Debuting Tuesday, June 7th and kicking off the coveted Las Vegas Film Festival at Inspire Theater, the 100-minute movie will offer festival attendees one-of-a-kind, laugh-out-loud, comedic-action production. Shot and filmed solely in the Las Vegas-area by UNLV alumni-turned-successful-supergroup of filmmakers, the team of producers and directors came together to create an idiosyncratic movie montage centered on a blackjack dealer who is forced into becoming a drug dealer for a day with disastrous results.  Seats to the highly-anticipated screening will be first-come, first-served basis to Las Vegas Film Festival ticket holders. For more information on Dealer, visit http://oogoog.com/dealer .


Following a dynamic performance of her newly released single “The Show Must Go On,” as well as being honored with the ICON Award at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, Celine Dion proves her Las Vegas show will continue to go on with the addition of 12 new shows of her hit residency, Celine at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.  The new 2017 performances scheduled Jan. 17 through Feb. 4.


Renowned Pink Floyd tribute artist The Machine will bring their one-of-a-kind performance to The Yard inside Topgolf® Las Vegas on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 9 p.m. General admission tickets start at $27 and are on sale now.  The Machine has forged a 20-year reputation of celebratory performances, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, while creating another legacy all their own. Over the years, The Machine has touched the hearts and souls of many, selling out theaters, large clubs and casinos across North and Central America, Europe and Asia. The New York-based band focuses on making every show an authentic “Floydian” experience for their fans. Known for performing a diverse mix of The Floyd’s extensive 16-album repertoire, complete with faithful renditions of popular hits as well as obscure gems, The Machine’s stellar musicianship, dramatic lighting and video, and their passionate delivery sets them above and beyond the rest.


Voices for a Cure starring Terry Fator is celebrating Terry’s generosity for the seventh year as a headliner in Las Vegas. On June 8th inside the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage, The Arthritis Foundation will host its annual Voices for a Cure starring Terry Fator benefit event. Generous donors will attend an exclusive VIP cocktail reception with Terry Fator from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The show begins at 7:30 pm. Guests attending the VIP reception will enjoy food and beverage as well as entertainment by Terry Fator as a special guest. Tickets are limited and available now.  Voices for a Cure benefit will raise awareness and funds to help the 464,000 adults and 2,300 children diagnosed with arthritis in Nevada. This year’s Voices for a Cure honoree is eleven-year-old Youth Honoree, JT Stephens, who was diagnosed in 2013. 


Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Live On Stage is a no holds barred, one-man show featuring the world’s most illustrious heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. The sports icon thrills audiences with real life untold stories, peeling back layers of tragedy and public turmoil while unfolding his tale of triumph and survival. In an up-close-and-personal setting featuring images and videos, Tyson delivers captivating vignettes from his life, experiences as a professional athlete and controversies in between. It’s truly raw and electric theater, in its purest form. Live on stage.  Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH – Live on Stage is performed Thursday through Sunday at 10 p.m., with select dark dates.  A performance has been added Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 10 p.m.


Historic Vegas comes to life during the Oscar Dinner Series with former city of Las Vegas Mayor, Oscar B. Goodman. The next dinner on Thursday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m., at Oscar’s steakhouse at the Plaza Hotel & Casino will feature Goodman speaking about “The Seized Rolls Royce - A Tale of Little Nicky.”  At the Oscar Dinner Series, guests enjoy a gourmet three-course meal paired with red and white wines as well as the signature Oscar Goodman Martini while listening to Goodman discuss his extraordinary experiences as a criminal defense attorney that are hallmarks of Las Vegas’ unique and fascinating history. At the upcoming dinner, Goodman will recount his representation of reputed Philadelphia mob boss Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo. About the dinner topic, Goodman said that the tale will be about “Little Nicky and the mob, murder, dancing nude in the Four Seasons fountain and the payoff of a Rolls Royce.”  To attend the June 2 dinner, RSVP and pre-payment of $150 is required. To RSVP or for more information call 702-386-7227 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Back by popular demand, international singing sensation Martin Nievera will return to the 2,300-seat M Pavilion on Saturday, June 11, for another spectacular performance. With his remarkable vocals and smooth stage presence, Nievera will thrill audiences with his selection of his greatest hits along and popular favorites.  Nievera is a successful singer, songwriter and actor whose musical repertoire spans a variety of genres including soft rock, adult contemporary and pop. Throughout his career, Nievera’s acclaimed soulful performances have earned him 18 platinum records as well as five double-platinum, three triple-platinum and one quadruple-platinum album. As an actor, Nievera has appeared in eleven movies and seven television series and specials. He is currently a host on the musical variety television show “ASAP” and recently appeared as a celebrity judge on “The X Factor Philippines,” both programs of the popular ABS-CBN network in The Philippines.


Legendary musician Don McLean is bringing his American Troubadour Tour to Las Vegas for a special performance at The Railhead inside Boulder Station on Friday, July 1 at 8 p.m. In 1969, Don recorded his first album, Tapestry, in Berkeley, CA. The student riots were going on outside the studio door as Don was singing “And I Love You So” inside. The transition to international stardom began in 1971 with the release of the iconic album and single by the same name American Pie, which quickly climbed to number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The album’s second album “Vincent” was released later that year and quickly climbed to number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. 


It’s time for ladies night at Temple Nightclub! The new traveling male revue, “Cuffs ‘N Collars,” by Fifty Shades of Men will make its San Francisco stop at Temple on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11. The burlesque show includes sexy dance routines, talents, and sensual theatrics. For ladies looking to celebrate girls’ night out, a birthday, or bachelorette party, the handsome former Chippendales cast members will captivate the audience with their seductive moves throughout the night. Ticket holders will receive complimentary entry to Temple Nightclub to continue the party after the show. Tickets can be purchased at Fiftyshadesofmen.net.


May 5th marked the 33rd anniversary of the longest-running show in Las Vegas, Legends in Concert.  Initially introduced in 1983 as a six week limited engagement at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino, this Las Vegas original now performs 10 shows a week, year round in the Donny & Marie Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas.  The elaborate production takes audiences on an electrifying journey through some of music’s most legendary performances.  The current cast of legends crosses a dynamic spectrum of music. The show highlights legends-in-the-making such as Adele, portrayed by JC Brando, music titan, Michael Jackson, performed by Damian Brantley, and features Frank Moore’s tribute to beloved icon, Prince.  The Blues Brothers™, played by Eric Martin and Carmen Romano, host the incomparable experience of tributes with their engaging brand of comedy. As Legends in Concert is always evolving, exciting tribute artists turn up the heat this summer with Jazmine as megastar Whitney Houston, Kate Steele as Lady Gaga, and the much anticipated  return of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Champion, Bill Cherry, as the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”


Downtown Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino announced a weekly residency with notable Vegas act, Zowie Bowie at Citrus at the Grand Pool Deck. Citrus features an all-new lineup of live entertainment including DJs on Thursdays and Fridays from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays 12-5 p.m., as well as concerts and special events. Zowie Bowie will take the stage at Citrus Fridays at 10 p.m.


Fathom Events and Cirque du Soleil are partnering to bring the 2016 ‘One Night for ONE DROP’ event to select U.S. cinemas, featuring a collaboration of performers from each of the eight Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas. In its fourth year, ‘One Night for ONE DROP’ returned for an electrifying performance in front of a VIP sold-out audience in Las Vegas, featuring GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Leona Lewis and Miles “Baby Boogaloo” Brown from the hit TV sitcom Blackish. The show is an annual celebration around World Water Day to raise funds and awareness for critical water issues worldwide. Audiences across the U.S. can enjoy this special one-night event in cinemas on Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. local time.


Sunset Station and 96.3 KKLZ are proud to welcome Junefest back to the spacious outdoor Sunset Amphitheater. The annual music festival will feature performances by Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Lou Gramm, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The English Beat on Saturday, June 11, 2016.


Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famers Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have announced Steely Dan will be back on tour this summer to satisfy Dan fans, welcoming their friend and special guest Steve Winwood. These two multi-Grammy Award-winning legends will come together in Las Vegas for one night only, Sunday, June 19 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.


House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino proudly announces the return of the legendary group Heart. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will perform June 2-4 and Oct. 6-8, 2016. Through the years, Heart has sold more than 35 million albums, performed sold-out arena shows worldwide, and found their way into the soundtrack of American life through radio, motion pictures, television and associations with branded sponsors. Today, songs made famous by Heart are heard in every aspect of contemporary culture.


Jeff Dunham, the wildly popular and internationally-acclaimed comic/ventriloquist is loading up the bus along with his cast of characters and returning to Las Vegas for one-night only to play The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Sunday, June 5 as part of his “Perfectly Unbalanced” International Tour. Dunham has carved a unique corner in the comedy world that’s as funny as it is popular. The New York Times Magazine declared Jeff Dunham “the most successful comedian working in America.”  He has been named Pollstar’s #1 Comedy Tour in North America for three years running as well as their Top Worldwide Tour for two years in a row and has set the record for viewership on Comedy Central. Jeff has sold over seven million DVDs worldwide and garnered nearly a billion views on YouTube. 


"Ribbon of Life” is an original production unlike any other in Las Vegas, featuring custom production numbers from the best singers, dancers and performers from premier shows on the Las Vegas Strip. Showcasing new acts and talent, each year’s “Ribbon of Life” audience is always surprised, thrilled and inspired by performances that are exclusive to the event. The show is on June 12th.  In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, this year’s theme is “Throwback 30” - a retrospect of the last 30 years of shows. Attendees can expect to see some of the best numbers and acts from previous shows - “reimagined” for 2016. The production promises to be awe-inspiring with over 1200 patrons attending and tickets are sure to sell-out!

With the headliners, concerts, and continuing events this month...the first week of the month will include...


June 1 – June 5

David Copperfield

MGM Grand: May 10, 2016 - June 12, 2016

Human Nature Jukebox

Venetian: March 29, 2016 - December 30, 2016

The Righteous Brothers

Harrah's: March 23, 2016 - June 11, 2016

Boyz II Men

Mirage: June 3, 2016 - June 5, 2016

Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth – Live on Stage

MGM Grand: March 3, 2016 - June 24, 2016

Wayne Newton: Up Close and Personal

Bally's: April 21, 2016 - June 30, 2016


Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino: March 3, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Jay Leno

Mirage: June 4, 2016

Rich Little

Tropicana Las Vegas - A Doubletree by Hilton: July 14, 2015 - January 31, 2017

Jeff Dunham: Perfectly Unbalanced

Caesars Palace: June 5, 2016

Dwight Yoakam

Venetian: June 3, 2016 - June 4, 2016

Wayne Brady

The Mirage Hotel & Casino: June 3, 2016

Blue October

Brooklyn Bowl: June 4, 2016

Lipshtick Comedy Series presents Whitney Cummings

Venetian: July 2, 2016

Museum Season

Various Museums: May 1, 2016 - September 1, 2016

Dream of Now, Dream of Then. Alexandra Silber Brings Broadway to Las Vegas

The Smith Center: June 4, 2016

Rock Center for Dance presents The Rock Show Dance Recital

Cashman Center: June 3, 2016 - June 4, 2016

Las Vegas 51s Baseball vs Tacoma

Cashman Center: June 4, 2016 - June 7, 2016

Jazz Under The Stars: Michael Lington

Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa: April 28, 2016 - September 29, 2016

Michael McDonald

Cannery Casino & Hotel: June 3, 2016


SLS Las Vegas: June 5, 2016

Super Summer Theatre - Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park: June 1, 2016 - June 18, 2016

52 Fridays - Grass Roots

Golden Nugget: June 3, 2016

Paul Zerdin

Planet Hollywood: April 30, 2016 - June 12, 2016

Caravan Palace

Brooklyn Bowl: June 5, 2016

Donny Edwards The Next Best Thing to The King

South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: June 3, 2016 - June 5, 2016

Elisa Fiorillo & The Bruce Harper Big Band: Singing & Swingin'

The Smith Center: June 3, 2016

WHK presents The Tuesday Blend

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 5, 2016 - June 7, 2016

NBHA Professional's Choice Las Vegas Super Show and Gift Expo

South Point Casino Hotel & Spa: June 2, 2016 - June 5, 2016

Atmosphere w/Brother Ali, Prof, Get Cryphy

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 3, 2016

Ziggy Marley ft. Steel Pulse

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: June 3, 2016

Jazz In The Park - Kneebody plus The Shapiro Project and Cheyenne High School Jazz Club

Clark County Government Center: June 4, 2016

Pierce The Veil - The Misadventures Tour

House of Blues: June 5, 2016

Blues in the Desert: Featuring Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang

Henderson Pavilion: June 4, 2016

Kevin Fowler

Brooklyn Bowl: June 2, 2016

Queen of the Night! Remembering Whitney

Suncoast Hotel and Casino: June 4, 2016

Frank LaSpina & Angie LaSpina starring in "Back to Bacharach"

The Smith Center: June 4, 2016

Paragon Pro Wrestling

Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall: June 3, 2016

2016 Miss USA Preliminary Competition

T-Mobile Arena: June 1, 2016

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art - Faberge Revealed

Bellagio: March 18, 2016 - September 5, 2016

The Scintas

Plaza: June 3, 2016 - June 4, 2016


House of Blues: June 2, 2016 - June 4, 2016

MAGIA - An Exclusive Magic Show

Trump International Hotel Las Vegas: May 28, 2016 - July 30, 2016

The Tommy Lama

Tropicana Las Vegas: June 2, 2016 - September 4, 2016




June 6 – June 12

Billy Gardell

Mariah Carey #1 to Infinity

Caesars Palace: June 7, 2016 - June 25, 2016

Jennifer Lopez ALL I HAVE

Planet Hollywood: June 10, 2016 - June 12, 2016

Ron White

Mirage: June 10, 2016 - June 11, 2016

Treasure Island - TI Hotel & Casino: June 10, 2016

Dance Zone Annual Recital

Cashman Center: June 10, 2016 - June 11, 2016

Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Thomas & Mack Center: June 16, 2016 - June 19, 2016

Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers

Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa: June 11, 2016

Crossroads of the West Gun Show

Cashman Center: June 11, 2016 - June 12, 2016

213 Productions Dance Recital

Cashman Center: June 8, 2016

13th Annual Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival

Cannery Casino & Hotel: June 11, 2016

52 Fridays - Melissa Manchester

Golden Nugget: June 10, 2016

Girls Night Out The Musical

South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: June 10, 2016 - June 12, 2016

Martin Nievera

M Resort Spa & Casino: June 11, 2016

The Fab Four

Orleans Hotel and Casino: June 11, 2016 - June 12, 2016

PCCHA Core Balance Derby Classic Challenge Cutting & Western Gift Show

South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: June 10, 2016 - June 19, 2016

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Brooklyn Bowl: June 9, 2016

Henderson Symphony Orchestra presents Metropolis

Henderson Pavilion: June 10, 2016

96.3 KKLZ JUNEFEST with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Lou Gramm, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and English Beat

Sunset Station Hotel Casino: June 11, 2016

Dan and Phil: The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire

The Smith Center: June 12, 2016

Ultimate Variety Live!

Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall: June 11, 2016 - June 12, 2016

Metal Church & Armored Saint

Brooklyn Bowl: June 6, 2016

Miss Teen and Mrs. Continents Preliminaries

South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: June 8, 2016

Tomorrow's Bad Seeds

Brooklyn Bowl: June 11, 2016

Led Zepagain With The Clapton Experience And Leaving Springfield

House of Blues: June 8, 2016

Los Van Van

House of Blues: June 9, 2016

RVLTN presents CIRCUIT - BEAR GRILLZ w/Vegas Banger + more

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 9, 2016

Clint Holmes and Billy Stritch

The Smith Center: June 10, 2016 - June 12, 2016

Miss Teen and Mrs. Continents Pageant Finals

South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: June 10, 2016

Let's Hang On

Suncoast Hotel and Casino: June 11, 2016 - June 12, 2016

Michelle Johnson: A Tribute to Prince

The Smith Center: June 7, 2016

The 30th Annual Ribbon of Life

Tropicana Las Vegas: June 12, 2016

Mujeres Dificiles, Hombres Complicados

Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall: June 9, 2016

Free Concert: 3 Doors Down

Fremont Street Experience: June 11, 2016

The 2016 Miss USA Competition

T-Mobile Arena: June 5, 2016

B-Side Players - Curtis Mayfield Tribute Show

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 11, 2016

Prince Birthday Celebration Featuring Face The Funk

Brooklyn Bowl: June 7, 2016

The Curse - Tribute To The Cure

House of Blues: June 11, 2016

eNVy Showcase

House of Blues: June 10, 2016



June 13 – June 19

Britney: Piece of Me

Planet Hollywood: June 17, 2016 - July 13, 2016

The Magic of Motown: Dennis Edwards' Temptation Review with Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Golden Nugget: June 17, 2016

Steven Wright

Orleans: June 17, 2016 - June 18, 2016


SLS Las Vegas: June 17, 2016

Philip Philips and Matt Nathanson

Mandalay Bay Beach: June 18, 2016

Studio One Recital by Las Vegas Dance Starz

Cashman Center: June 16, 2016 - June 18, 2016

Insomniac Electric Daisy Carnival 2016

Las Vegas Motor Speedway Motorsports Complex: June 17, 2016 - June 19, 2016

Las Vegas 51s Baseball vs Reno

Cashman Center: June 13, 2016 - June 16, 2016


The Smith Center: June 14, 2016 - June 19, 2016

Dru Hill

Brooklyn Bowl: June 18, 2016

Steely Dan with special guest: Steve Winwood

Caesars Palace: June 19, 2016

Slipknot With Marilyn Manson

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino: June 17, 2016

Plan B

House of Blues: June 16, 2016

Christopher Titus

South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: June 17, 2016 - June 19, 2016

Smokey Robinson

Buffalo Bill's Resort and Casino: June 18, 2016

Insomniac Bassrush Massive

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 16, 2016

Morgan Heritage

Brooklyn Bowl: June 15, 2016

Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con 2016

Las Vegas Convention Center: June 17, 2016 - June 19, 2016

Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown w/Acid and Pearls

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 15, 2016

WWE presents Money In The Bank

T-Mobile Arena: June 19, 2016

Drake vs. Kanye (Tribute Party) - The Original

Brooklyn Bowl: June 17, 2016

Eli Paperboy Reed

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 14, 2016

Alison Wonderland

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: June 16, 2016

Piano Men: A Tribute to Elton & Billy

Suncoast Hotel and Casino: June 18, 2016

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 19, 2016

In Its Entirety - Boston

Red Rock Casino Resort Spa: June 17, 2016

ALICE - A Steampunk Concert Fantasy

Brooklyn Bowl: June 14, 2016

Knockout De Risas

Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall: June 17, 2016

A Salute to Veterans Benefit

Cashman Center: June 18, 2016



June 20 – June 26

BAZ Star Crossed Love

Palazzo: June 25, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Jim Jefferies

Mirage: June 24, 2016 - June 25, 2016

Cheech and Chong

Treasure Island - TI: June 24, 2016

Lipshtick Comedy Series presents Carly Aquilino & Jamie Lee

Venetian: June 25, 2016

Carlos Mencia

Orleans: June 24, 2016 - June 25, 2016

Astudia Dance World Annual Recital

Cashman Center: June 25, 2016

Mondays Dark with Mark Shunock

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 20, 2016

Las Vegas 51s Baseball vs Sacramento

Cashman Center: June 25, 2016 - June 28, 2016

Mariachi Sol de Mexico

Golden Nugget: June 23, 2016

Paradise Kitty - All Female Tribute to Guns N' Roses

Cannery Casino & Hotel: June 24, 2016 - June 25, 2016

52 Fridays - Felix Cavaliere's Rascals

Golden Nugget: June 24, 2016

Sublime With Rome

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: June 25, 2016

Cage The Elephant with special guests Portugal. The Man and Twin Peaks

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 25, 2016

South Point Casino Hotel & Spa: June 24, 2016 - June 25, 2016

Gold Rush Peruvian Classic Horse Show

South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: June 24, 2016 - June 26, 2016

(hed) P.E. With The Veer Union, Dim, Bipolar and N.E. Last Words

House of Blues: June 22, 2016


Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa: June 25, 2016

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

Brooklyn Bowl: June 22, 2016

Psycho LV presents VENOM Inc.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: June 24, 2016

Shirley Alston Reeves & The Chiffons

Suncoast Hotel and Casino: June 25, 2016 - June 26, 2016

40 oz. To Freedom - Sublime Tribute Band

Brooklyn Bowl: June 23, 2016

Paquita La Del Barrio

Buffalo Bill's Resort and Casino: June 25, 2016

Pops Fernandez

Silverton Hotel and Casino: June 25, 2016

Tuff-N-Uff "Pack The Mack" Free Event

Thomas & Mack Center: June 25, 2016

Heather's Dance Life

South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: June 20, 2016 - June 21, 2016

Artisan Craft Festival

Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall: June 26, 2016

Jane Monheit

The Smith Center: June 24, 2016

The Set List: Slippery When Wet

House of Blues: June 23, 2016


South Point: June 24, 2016 - June 25, 2016




June 27 – July 4

Tommy James & The Shondells

Golden Nugget: July 1, 2016

Brian Wilson – Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary with special guests Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin

Hard Rock Hotel: July 1, 2016

Brit Floyd - The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show

Hard Rock Hotel: July 2, 2016

Charlie Murphy

Orleans Hotel and Casino: July 2, 2016 - July 3, 2016

Bryan Adams Get Up! Tour

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: July 2, 2016 - July 3, 2016

Garth Brooks

T-Mobile Arena: July 2, 2016 - July 3, 2016

Garth Brooks

T-Mobile Arena: July 4, 2016

Las Vegas 51s Baseball vs Salt Lake

Cashman Center: July 4, 2016 - July 6, 2016

Dance Connection Studio Annual Recital

Cashman Center: June 28, 2016

Slightly Stoopid

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: July 1, 2016


Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: July 2, 2016 - July 3, 2016

Bostyx feat. David Victor formerly of Boston - Tribute to Boston and Styx

Cannery Casino & Hotel: July 2, 2016

Henderson Fourth of July Celebration

Mission Hills Park: July 4, 2016

68th Annual Boulder City Damboree Celebration

Various: July 4, 2016

American Trilogy

South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: July 1, 2016 - July 3, 2016

The Outlawz & Tha Dogg Pound

Brooklyn Bowl: July 2, 2016

Don McLean

Boulder Station Hotel-Casino: July 1, 2016

Free Concert: Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Fremont Street Experience: July 2, 2016

Steven Tyler . . . Out On A Limb

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino: July 2, 2016


For dates and times, be sure to log onto the Las Vegas Online Entertainment Guide: lvol.com.

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Thanks for everything, Gene