The second week of March got really warm here in Vegas, and everything bloomed all at once. Clouds of yellow pollen are wafting off the trees as the wind blows. Everything is covered with this yellow dust, and every allergy sufferer…suffers. I don’t have allergies, but it is a tough month for a lot of people...the Las Vegas valley seems to find whatever it is that you might be allergic to and sends it your way...so allergy sufferers...bring the allergy medicine.
As far as I’m concerned, April is the best month of the year...April is a beautiful thing...partly because of the weather, partly because of the sense of renewal this time of year brings, partly because of the bikini clad women at all of the pools in town, and partly because of all of the activities and events that inundate the city. Spring Breaks, Easter, Passover, Earth day, and lots of conventions will make this a busy month.
The monthly celebrations include: Keep America Beautiful Month, National Welding Month, and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As for the daily celebrations: The 1st of course is April Fool's Day, but it is also International Tatting Day. The 3rd is Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day. The 4th is Hug a Newsman Day, as well as, Tell a Lie Day. The 5th Go for Broke Day, the 6th Plan Your Epitaph Day, the 7th is National Beer Day, No Housework Day, and World Health Day. The 8th is Draw a Picture of a Bird Day. The 9th is Name Yourself Day and Winston Churchill Day. The 10th is Golfer's Day!! The 11th is Eight Track Tape Day (but we’re not sure why). The 12th is Russian Cosmonaut Day, and the 14th is Ex Spouse Day, International Moment of Laughter Day, Look up at the Sky Day, and Reach as High as You Can Day. The 15th is Titanic Remembrance Day. The 17th is Blah, Blah, Blah Day and Pet Owners Independence Day. The 18th is International Juggler's Day, The 20th is Weed Day, the 21st is National High Five Day, the 23rd is Lover's Day and Take a Chance Day, and the 26th is Hug an Australian Day. The 27th is Babe Ruth Day and Tell a Story Day. The 28th is Kiss Your Mate Day and Take Your Daughter to Work Day. And finally, the 30th is National Honesty Day (really it is.)
Country star David Nail is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at The Railhead inside Boulder Station on Friday, April 28. During the making of his fourth MCA Nashville album, David Nail underwent a transformation – and so did his music. Fighter is the most vulnerable, personal record the Missouri native has ever made and it signals the beginning of a new phase in his career. Following the birth of he and wife Catherine’s long-hoped-for children, the singer-songwriter found his world turned upside down. The mark he wanted to leave and things he wanted to say had changed and despite an early version of Fighter being already finished, he decided to record four new songs, completely changing the project’s tone. Released in 2016, the album climbed to number 3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and 26 on the Billboard 200.
Celebrating the life and legacy of the world’s greatest heavyweight boxer, Muhammad Ali, Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) will unveil its newest exhibit on March 31. Offering a never-before-seen look into Ali’s captivating and historic life and organized with support from Muhammad Ali Enterprises, “I Am the Greatest: Muhammad Ali,” explores the legend’s rise from “The Louisville Lip” to “The Greatest of All Time.” The exhibit features unseen video footage and family photos, rare personal heirlooms and stories from his closest friends. Ali’s six core principles of Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect and Spirituality will be explored through personal words, photos and possessions, uncovering the story behind one of the most recognizable sports figures of the 20th century. The exhibit will feature personal artifacts including Ali’s two-time World Champion ring from 1974 and three-time World Champion ring from 1978. The torches and participation medals that Ali was awarded from the 1960 Rome Olympics, as well as an autographed pair of boxing shorts and gloves gifted to Elvis Presley, also will be on display.
Celebrating Japan’s rich and vibrant culture, the spring display at Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens features traditional elements reimagined in a fresh way, taking visitors on a stunning journey of the senses. Envisioned and brought to life by renowned designer Ed Libby and the Bellagio Horticulture team, the new display offers a refreshing approach to several time-honored Japanese customs. Visitors enter the Conservatory through a 25-foot Torii Gate adorned in pink and white lotus flowers. Capturing guests' attention as they walk through the entryway is a 35-foot Kabuki character rising from a 60-foot-wide pink lotus flower. Comprised of 5,000 flowers, the majestic Kabuki figure holds a 25-foot-tall Samurai sword, symbolizing power and protection, in one hand, and a 4-foot-wide white pearl, symbolizing prosperity and beauty, in the other. Visible from every vantage point throughout the gardens are two 4-foot cranes, signifying longevity, and 10 vibrant hand-painted butterflies, denoting eternity, suspended in mid-air above the West Bed. Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is complimentary to the public and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning vocal group Boyz II Men announced their remaining 2017 shows at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. The trio, featuring baritone Nathan Morris alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman, perform in the Terry Fator Theatre on select weekend dates. Formed in 1990, Boyz II Men holds the distinction of being the all-time best-selling R&B group having sold more than 64 million albums worldwide. The group redefined popular R&B with its smooth harmonies and timeless themes delivered through a multi-octave sound and incredible vocal styling.
Performance dates through the end of 2017 are: August 18 – 20, August 25 – 27, September 1 – 3, September 15 – 17, October 6 – 8, October 13 – 15, October 20 – 22, October 27 – 29, November 10 – 12, November 17 – 19, November 23 – 25, and December 22 – 24.
Since opening his acclaimed Las Vegas residency seven years ago at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, rock music superstar, Sir Rod Stewart, continues to perform to sold out houses and garner rave reviews for “Rod Stewart: The Hits.” To keep up with demand, nine new shows have been added this summer, scheduled August 15 through September 3. Since its debut in 2011, "Rod Stewart: The Hits." has been experienced by over a half million fans and continues to be one of the best reviewed and must-see shows on the Las Vegas Strip. With no shortage of chart-topping tracks, the Las Vegas production delivers show stopping classics spanning five decades that captivates fans with an ever-changing set list including: "You Wear It Well," "Maggie May," "Da Ya Think I’m Sexy," "The First Cut is the Deepest," "Tonight’s The Night" and "Hot Legs" mixed with some timeless rarities and recent hits.
The hit Broadway show, Jesus Christ Superstar will take the stage at Tropicana Theater for a special charity concert event on Saturday, April 8. Guests are invited to experience a new take on the 1970's Broadway musical and rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar to benefit Golden Rainbow. The show will feature a lineup of famed cast members and an on-stage orchestra directed by Jersey Boys' Keith Thompson in addition to an exclusive band put together by Vincent Verderame of Blue Man Group. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Golden Rainbow.
Warmer weather calls for high-speed motorsports, live music, and performing arts, making Pahrump the perfect place to experience the sounds of spring. This April, enjoy limitless action at the Pahrump Valley Speedway, take adventure into your own hands with the Pahrump to Dakar Rally three-day riding event and explore the arts with a comedy show, museum lecture and or an evening of painting. Stay up to date with everything happening in Pahrump by visiting, www.visitpahrump.com.
Bonkerz Comedy Club: Held inside the Pahrump Nugget Event Center, Bonkerz Comedy Club presents a one-night special event with comedians Marty Allen with Karon Kate Blackwell. Allen has made hundreds of television appearances including Hollywood Squares, Circus of the Stars, and almost a dozen made-for-television movies. Allen and his wife Blackwell, have been performing together at various Las Vegas casino and resort, and, most recently at the Metropolitan Room in New York City.
Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 5 p.m.
Details: Entry is free but there is limited seating.
Location: Pahrump Nugget Event Center; 681 Highway 160, Pahrump, NV 89048
Painting on the Patio: Head to Mountain Falls Golf Course for an evening of drinks and painting on the patio. Enjoy a scenic view of Mountain Falls’ pristine golf course surrounded by picturesque views of mountain ranges and the lake. Price is $20 and includes all supplies and instruction.
Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Details: Event costs $20 and includes all supplies and instructions. Special $5 drink menu will be offered to participants over 21.
Location: Grill Room at Mountain Fall Golf Course; 5001 Clubhouse Drive, Pahrump, NV 89061
Pahrump To Dakar Rally: Jimmy Lewis Off-Road Training in conjunction with Danny LaPorte, Jimmy Lewis and Chris Blais present the inaugural three-day riding event, Pahrump to Dakar rally. Participants will get the chance learn from and hang out with America’s three top placing motorcycle racers in the iconic Paris to Dakar rally. Prices for participants include meals, camping, and an event t-shirt, other inclusions vary based on participant packages.
Date: Friday, April 7- Sunday, April 9
Time: All Day
Arts Americana Series: The Pahrump Arts Council highlights a variety of musical talents and genres in the Arts Americana Series. Jason Nious and Molodi offer excitement and energy in their step dancing and body percussion performance of “Dance, Dance, Dance,” offering something for everyone.
Date: Friday, April 7 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Details: Tickets can be purchased for the event at the Pahrump Arts Council office or by calling 775-751-6776 or online at www.pvpac.org. General adult tickets are $10 and students get in free with a paid adults ticket.
Location: NYECC Activity Center; 1020 E. Wilson Rd. Pahrump, NV 89048
Pahrump Valley Speedway: Race season is in full effect at the Pahrump Valley Speedway. One of the only clay-based, high-banked, quarter-mile dirt tracks remaining in the U.S., Pahrump Valley Speedway promises action and thrills galore. Bring the family for a day of racing and cheer on different classes of cars including Modifieds, Super Stocks, Dwarf Cars, Coupes, Bombers, Mod Minis, and more.
Date: Saturday, April 8; Saturday, April 22
Time: 7 p.m.
Details: Tickets can be purchased at the speedway. General adult tickets cost $10 and children between 6 – 14 years of age are $6. Children age 5 and under are FREE. Family six packs are available for $30 (two adults and four kids under 14)
Location: Pahrump Valley Speedway; 1881 Grieco Way, Pahrump, NV 89041
Pahrump Valley Museum Lecture Series: Calling all history buffs: the Pahrump Valley Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity and teaching the rich history and culture of Pahrump through its one-of-a-kind exhibits that include early farming and mining equipment, early relics from cowboys and pioneers, and Native American artifacts. In addition to the historic items on display, the Pahrump Valley Museum offers a monthly lecture series that covers a wide range of topics.
Date: Second Saturday of the month; April 8, 2017
Time: 1 p.m.
Details: April’s guest speaker features John Weisser, an author of more than 500 historical articles, mostly on Nevada mining. Weisser will speak about the oil rush and other interesting history events that occurred at the Johnnie Mining District. Admission to the event is free.
Location: Pahrump Valley Museum; 401 E. Basin Ave, Pahrump, NV 89060
Splash into summer with Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s Concerts on the Beach series. The lineup will of incredible artists is scheduled to run through September on the Mandalay Bay Beach stage. The stage, which rises over the Four Diamond resort’s sand and surf wave pool, has hosted entertainment’s biggest names as part of the fan-favorite series. Concert-goers are invited to enjoy musical performances which perfectly complement the warm season as they sip on cocktails, sink their toes in the sand and wade in the water at Mandalay Bay’s 1.6-million-gallon wave pool.
WELLNESS RETREAT TOUR 2017 FEATURING SNOOP DOGG
• Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill, Flatbush Zombies and Berner will bring their 16-city North American tour to Las Vegas.
Date: Friday, April 21
• Country hit maker Randy Houser has racked up three consecutive No. 1 hits and more than four million in singles sales to date with his Stoney Creek Records album How Country Feels.
Date: Friday, June 2
Time: 9 p.m.
Price: Tickets start at $45 (not including applicable service charges)
REBELUTION: THE GOOD VIBES SUMMER TOUR
• A dozen years into Rebelution’s career, the release of the California reggae band’s fifth album Falling Into Place finds them more energized than ever. Touring relentlessly since 2014’s Count Me In debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Reggae chart.
• Nahko and Medicine for the People, Collie Buddz and Hirie also will perform
Date: Friday, June 16
• A eight-time GRAMMY winner, Emmy winner, humanitarian, singer, songwriter and producer, Ziggy Marley has released 15 studio albums to much critical acclaim.
• His early immersion in music came at the age of 10 when he sat in on recording sessions with his father, Bob Marley. As front man to Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers, the group released nine best-selling albums that garnered three GRAMMY awards, with such chart-topping hits as “Look Who’s Dancing,” “Tomorrow People” and “Tumbling Down.”
Date: Saturday, June 17
• Dirty Heads, a five-piece band featuring Jared Watson (vocals), Dustin “Duddy B” Bushnell (vocals/guitar), Jon Olazabal (percussion), Matt Ochoa (drums) and David Foral (bass), has consistently experimented with their sunny style, leaning heavily on reggae fused with hip-hop cornerstones and scaling back for more acoustic fare.
• Two-time GRAMMY-nominated artist SOJA also will perform.
Date: Saturday, July 15
UB40 FEATURING ALI CAMPBELL, ASTRO & MICKEY
• UB40 featuring Ali Campbell with Astro & Mickey Virtue, the founding members of the legendary reggae/pop group, is the ensemble which blazed a multicultural musical path and defined reggae music for a generation with such global hits as “Red Red Wine” and “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You.”
• The original lineup of UB40 with Ali, Astro and Mickey enjoyed huge success over a period of 30 years from 1979 until 2008, including No. 1 albums and multiple Top 10 gold and platinum-selling albums, GRAMMY nominations and a total of more than 70 million sales.
Date: Saturday, July 29
• 311 members include singer/guitarist Nick Hexum, singer S.A. Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, drummer Chad Sexton and bassist P-Nut. The band’s last nine albums reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Sales Chart and nine of its singles have reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Alternative Rock Radio Chart.
• 311’s unique mix of rock, rap, reggae and funk has earned them a reputation as one of the most entertaining and dynamic live bands in the U.S.
Date: Friday, Aug. 18
I LOVE THE ‘90S
• Relive the glory days of the ‘90s as multiple performers once again bring the previous decade alive.
• The lineup includes GRAMMY Award-winning Salt-N-Pepa, best known for its groundbreaking efforts as one of the first all-female rap groups who will be joined onstage by All 4 One, Kid ’n Play, O-Town, Tone Loc and Young MC.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 2
LOST ‘80S LIVE
• Bands such as Tony Hadley formerly of Spandau Ballet, Wang Chung, Berlin, The Flirts, Animotion, Dramarama, Cutting Crew and Missing Persons will bring back the iconic sounds of the ‘80s for Lost ‘80s Live.
• The Lost ‘80s Live tour features some of the most recognizable acts from that great decade and is a distinctive opportunity to see a number of fan favorites performing live on one stage.
• The experience has been described by fans nationwide as a “greatest hits show” where every song played could legitimately be on a number of greatest hits’ albums. Fans won’t want to miss what many believe is the “best of the ‘80s.”
Date: Saturday, Sept. 9
Golden Nugget Las Vegas is proud to announce Frankie Moreno as the luxury resort's resident headliner through August 2017. Following the strong opening of his six-show limited engagement on Thursday, March 2, the property quickly locked Moreno in to perform at The Showroom weekly Thursdays and Saturdays. Moreno's show features the talent of Tony Moreno (bass), Alec Zeilon (guitar), Mike Zerbe (drums), Rob Lyons (guitar), Fabricio Bezerra (saxophone), Pete Bresciani (trumpet), Jim D'Arrigo (baritone saxophone), Crystal Robinson (vocals), Ashley Kellough (vocals), and Markevius Faulkner (vocals).
Oh my goodness! The Paul Lynde Show will play in the Windows Showroom at Bally’s Las Vegas. Written and performed by comedian and acclaimed celebrity impersonator, Michael Airington, and featuring voiceovers from Master of The Hollywood Squares himself, Peter Marshall, the legendary comedian will be brought back to life in a one-man show based on his 1976 live theater production of the same name. Using Lynde’s own words, performance pieces and comedic monologues, Airington brings to life the actor’s comic genius, taking the audience on a fun and laugh-filled trip through the highs and lows of Lynde's turbulent life. From his childhood as an overweight kid to his big-screen debut in New Faces of 1952, through his Broadway turn in Bye Bye Birdie to his 13 legendary years as the center square on The Hollywood Squares, Airington makes the man all the more unforgettable to a whole new generation of audiences and fans alike. Airington has performed in character as Lynde since 2004, with several sold-out and critically-acclaimed one-man shows in Los Angeles, San Diego and Palm Springs, before deciding to bring the show to Las Vegas. Throughout the years, many of Lynde’s friends have helped Airington perfect the character, including Peter Marshall, Cloris Leachman, Kaye Ballard, Karen Valentine, Jan Forbes and the late Andy Williams. Additionally, the show is produced with the full approval and cooperation of the estate of Paul Lynde.
Legendary soul pop group Kool & The Gang will perform at Tropicana Theater inside the Tropicana Las Vegas on Saturday, April 15. Most known for their number one hit "Celebration", American funk and rhythm and blues band Kool & The Gang is one of the most influential funk groups of the 70's. Following the success of their debut album, Kool and the Gang, the group produced several hit singles, including "Jungle Boogie" and "Hollywood Swinging", both songs landing spots on the Top 10 charts for Billboard Magazine. Kool & the Gang continued to produce albums through the early 2000's, and celebrated their 50th anniversary as a band in 2015.
Legendary entertainer Cher has added 18 additional Summer and Fall 2017 dates to her extended engagement of CLASSIC CHER at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in response to her recent triumphant return to the stage. The over-the-top spectacle, which takes fans on a fantastical journey spanning Cher’s multi-decade career in music, film and TV, will return to Las Vegas’ newest live entertainment venue with performances between August 2 – 19 and November 8 – 25.
Mexican metal parody band Moderatto brings 15 years of total and absolute rock ‘n’ roll to the House of Blues Las Vegas on April 3. Moderatto is, has been, and always will be, the sublimation of the rock ‘n’ roll fantasies of five best friends who share a taste for good music, rock, party, and lack of control. Coming from not so diverse origins, all south of the city of Mexico, Xavi, Bryan Amadeus, Roy, Elohim and Mick unite their minds and hearts to bring the word of rock to the length and width of the Mexican Republic, the United States and the rest of the world. It started out as “just one night,” but that one night has lasted 15 years.
Grammy-winning indie folk artist Justin Vernon and his band Bon Iver will headline The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Thursday, April 13. In 2007, Vernon released his debut album “For Emma, Forever Ago” under the pseudonym Bon Iver after isolating himself in a remote cabin in Wisconsin for almost four months. The album gained worldwide success resulting in dozens of end-of-the-year lists, as well as several awards. In 2011, Pitchfork.com named the band’s second album “Bon Iver, Bon Iver” the number one album of the year. Later that year, Bon Iver earned four nominations for the 54th Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, Best Alternative Music Album for its album “Bon Iver, Bon Iver” and both Song of the Year and Record of the Year for "Holocene.” In 2012, Bon Iver won the Grammy for Best New Artist as well as the Grammy for Best Alternative Album for “Bon Iver, Bon Iver,” beating out Radiohead, Death Cab for Cutie, Foster the People and My Morning Jacket. Bon Iver’s long-awaited third album “22, A Million” was released in September 2016 and received nominations for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
Popular Croation singer Severina has been added to the entertainment lineup at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, April 29. Popular Croation singer Severina Kojić, best known as Severina, has been a pop sensation in Croatia and the Balkans since she began her career over 25 years ago. Her style is best described as pop music mixed with various folk and cabaret influences. In 2006, Nacional weekly listed Severina among the 100 most influenctial Croats, calling her “the only bona fide Croatian celebrity.” Her most recent single, “Uno Momento” featuring Serbian band Ministarke, was an instant summer hit in Serbia.
Top Billboard 200 artist and multiplatinum rock band Jimmy Eat World with special guest Beach Slang are bringing their pop rock melodies to House of Blues Las Vegas on April 21. Jimmy Eat World is an American rock band from Mesa, Ariz. Formed in 1993, the band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rich Burch and drummer Zach Lind.
Empire of The Sun has been added to the entertainment lineup at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, April 15. Empire of The Sun is recognized across the globe for their phenomenal live performances and electronic music hits. The Australian band has sold over 3 million copies of its albums Walking On A Dream and Ice On The Dune and have reached multi-platinum selling status with singles such as “Alive,” and “We Are The People.” The third album, Two Vines, which was released last year, features newest hit song “High and Low” which debuted in Billboard’s top ten U.S. Dance Club Songs chart.
Brett Eldredge, CMA’s New Artist of the Year in 2014, will be the first country entertainer to hit the stage in Las Vegas’ newest entertainment venue Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Friday, April 28. A 2016 ACM Male Vocalist of the Year nominee, Eldredge has six consecutive No. 1 country singles to his credit including his latest chart-toppers, “Wanna Be That Song,” “Drunk On Your Love” and “Lose My Mind,” from his sophomore album Illinois. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart as well as No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard 200 Album Chart. Eldredge has earned his place among country’s finest young artists due to his poignant songwriting and soulful vocal style.
Singer/songwriter Phil Vassar will perform at The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas Saturday, April 8, with doors at 8 p.m. Phil Vassar is as driven today as he was when he first left his Lynchburg, Va. home to pursue – and realize – his dream of making his mark in entertainment. A career that has seen the release of eight albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, countless hits as a singer and songwriter and a mantle full of awards and the launch of his own Rodeowave Entertainment label continues to expand and evolve.
This year marks the debut of Las Rageous, a two-day music festival taking over two square blocks in downtown Las Vegas on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22. Created by Live Nation, Las Rageous will feature performances from Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Anthrax, Coheed and Cambria, Killswitch Engage, Breaking Benjamin, and more with two stages in the heart of iconic downtown Las Vegas. With only 10,000 tickets available for purchase, Las Rageous offers the rare opportunity for fans to enjoy a festival experience in an intimate outdoor setting. Located just off Las Vegas Boulevard at Third and Carson Streets, Las Rageous will take over two city blocks of the historic downtown area.
GRAMMY Award®-winning singer/songwriter JOHN MAYER will bring his Search for Everything World Tour to T-Mobile Arena Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. This tour, marking the first solo trek for Mayer since 2014, will sweep through arenas across North America and Europe in the spring before concluding on Friday, May 12 at The O2 in London, England. Each concert on the tour will be comprised of full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer Trio sets of music.
For those who appreciate the glitz and glamour of Broadway, The Space (3460 Cavaretta Court, Las Vegas) announces a limited two-night engagement featuring multi-award winning actress, singer and songwriter Alice Ripley in “Ripley Reflects” on Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m. Produced by Mark Shunock and Brandon Ellyson, this very special evening with Broadway legend Alice Ripley will feature a variety of music from her Broadway career and as a solo artist. Having just wrapped the season one of the new Netflix original comedy “Girlboss,” Alice Ripley is an accomplished performer from stage and screen. Ripley recently earned critical acclaim and won the a Tony-Award for Best Actress in a Musical Tony and the Helen Hayes Award for her work as Diana in the Pulitzer Prize winning rock opera “Next to Normal.”
M Resort Spa Casino has partnered with Gangster to present Rock Into Spring, a three-day rock n’ roll music festival taking place April 28 – 30, 2017 at M Resort’s pool. The festival is hosted by Cranked Up Live, Yourlisten.com, The Rocking Comedy Show and Radio Vegas Rocks and will feature live performances from over 18 bands, including: Sick Puppies, Trapt, DJ Lethal from Limp Bizkit, Gemini Syndrome, Eve To Adam, Bobaflex, Another Lost Year, Shallow Side, Blacklite District, Cage9, VYCES, Behind the Fallen, Artifas, Lola Black, The Broken Thumbs, QUOR, Silent Theory and more.
For the past several years, Dan fans on the West Coast haven’t had the opportunity to catch the band’s multi-night residencies, including the epic performances at NYC’s Beacon Theatre. That’s set to change this spring, as Steely Dan has announced a nine night residency at the Opaline Theatre at The Venetian® Las Vegas, from April 12 – 29. Each and every night, Steely Dan will entrance audiences with a set of their classic songs and diverse selections from their extraordinary catalog, rich with infectious tunes, bodacious harmonies, irresistible grooves, blazing solo work. Joining Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen and Walter Becker on this residency in the “Entertainment Capital of the World” are the brilliant and acclaimed musicians who have famously supported them in recent years, including: Jon Herington (guitar), Keith Carlock (drums), Freddie Washington (bass), Jim Beard (keyboards), a four-piece horn section and three backup vocalists. Journalists have noted that one has to go back to the legendary big bands of a previous era to find a touring ensemble with the virtuosity, versatility, and vise-like cohesion of the Steely Dan touring ensemble.
Tiger Army with special guests T.S.O.L. and Gamblers Mark bring their psychobilly sounds to the House of Blues Las Vegas on April 15.
Badfish - A Tribute to Sublime bring their Slowride Tour 2017 to House of Blues Las Vegas on April 7. The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish - A Tribute to Sublime, continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts. Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does.
Lock your doors. Bolt your windows. British rock band Bring Me The Horizon has announced their massive “The American Nightmare Tour,” which will make a stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, April 8 with very special guests Underoath and Beartooth.
Legendary comedian Don Rickles, who has starred in Las Vegas theaters longer than any other performer in the history of the gaming mecca, is back for his 57th consecutive year as a Las Vegas headliner when he brings his one-of-a-kind humor to The Orleans Showroom on April 9th and 10th; each evening at 8 p.m. Rickles took his first step toward national fame in 1957 when Frank Sinatra wandered into the small Hollywood nightclub where Rickles was performing. The still-unknown Rickles eyed Sinatra and said, “I just saw your movie, The Pride and the Passion, and I want to tell you, the cannon’s acting was great. And, make yourself at home, Frank. Hit somebody.” Sinatra doubled up laughing and became one of Rickles’ biggest boosters among Hollywood celebrities. Rickles soon became the “in” comic among Hollywood stars, who flocked to his nightclub engagements to become the targets of his insults. Rickles has also starred in several films and television shows, including Casino, Kelly’s Heroes, Rat Race, Gilligan’s Island, The Andy Griffith Show, Get Smart, The Unit, Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3, the latter of which was recently honored with five Oscar Award nominations. Rickles has received two Primetime Emmy Awards, including Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Musical for the 2008 HBO special Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project. In 2009, cable network TV Land honored Rickles with the “Legend Award.” In 2007, Rickles made his mark in the literary world with his memoir Rickles’ Book.
Vizzun Entertainment presents the 16th Annual Pure Aloha Festival running all weekend from April 20th to 23rd outside at the Silverton. The two-fold event features a Hawaiian festival and comedy/concert series. Pure Aloha features more than 100 island craft and merchandise booths, authentic food vendors and amusement rides. While guests shop and dine on ono (delicious) food, they will be entertained by local performances and bands.
The Clark County Fair & Rodeo is at Clark County Fairgrounds Apr 12th to 16th. The Clark County Fair had its beginning back in 1965. Known as the Moapa Valley Fair, it was held at the Overton Community Center. Compared to the present day fair, this first fair was small in size. Nevertheless, it had all the flavor and elements of a good old county fair. From this simple beginning, the Moapa Valley Fair became an annual event. Each year new attractions were added, such as a carnival midway, junior livestock show, and a rodeo. Throughout the seventies and early eighties, the fair took place at various locations in the community such as the local park, churches and schools. Each location lacked some key elements necessary to house the ever growing and popular fair. In 1981 the fair committee decided to pursue a more permanent location for the fair. This committee, under the direction of Grant M. Bowler, was able to obtain 190 acres of ground in Logandale from the BLM. With a grant from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and the State Legislature construction began. Many others also contributed their resources to aide in the development of the new fairgrounds. In 1986 the Moapa Valley Fair officially changed its name to the "Clark County Fair". By 1988, the property had been cleared and fenced. Four buildings, a rodeo arena and various landscaping had also begun to take shape. In April, although the buildings were not yet completed, the very first Clark County Fair was held. Since that time, the fair has grown rapidly. With great effort from many volunteers, new buildings, bleachers, stages and animals facilities have been added. In 1997 due to the ever so popular Rodeo, the fair once again changed its name. Now known as the Clark County Fair & Rodeo over 80,000 patrons come to the fair every spring. It has been the combined work and efforts of many volunteers that have developed and managed the Fair and successfully produced an old-fashioned, family oriented fair for so many people to enjoy. With a part time staff of four, and over 500 volunteers working together, we pledge to continue to bring this flavor and fun to each and every Fair!
National Association of Broadcasters will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center this year with nearly 100,000 attendees from the 22nd to the 27th.
Some people say funny things, but I say things funny. -Don Rickles
I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself. -Johnny Carson
As I said...April is a great time to be here.
April 1 – 2
Britney: Piece of Me
Planet Hollywood: Through - April 8, 2017
MGM Grand: Through - April 30, 2017
Donny and Marie Osmond
Flamingo: Through - April 22, 2017
Caesars Palace: Through - April 1, 2017
Raiding the Rock Vault
Hard Rock Hotel: Through - May 24, 2017
Harrah's: Through - April 8, 2017
Magic Mike Live - Las Vegas
Hard Rock Hotel: Through - December 31, 2017
Mirage: Through - April 1, 2017
Jon Lovitz & Dana Carvey Reunited
LAS VEGAS: Through - April 1, 2017
MGM Grand: April 1, 2017
Various locations: March 30, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Buffalo Bill's Resort and Casino: April 1, 2017
Richard Cheese & Lounge Against The Machine
Red Rock Casino Resort Spa: April 1, 2017
Cabrera Conducts Brahms
The Smith Center: April 1, 2017
Conversations with Norm with Special Guest Carrot Top
The Smith Center: April 2, 2017
Glass Craft & Bead Expo
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: March 29, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Brooklyn Bowl: March 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Fan Halen (Tribute to Van Halen)
Cannery Casino & Hotel: March 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 2, 2017
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 1, 2017
52nd Academy of Country Music Awards
T-Mobile Arena: April 2, 2017
Disney's The Little Mermaid
Henderson Pavilion: March 24, 2017 - April 1, 2017
The Smith Center: March 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Zero Gravity - (Zero G)
McCarran International Airport: March 18, 2017 - May 20, 2017
National Reining Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes & Western Gift Show
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: March 26, 2017 - April 1, 2017
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa: April 1, 2017
ACM Party For A Cause
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 1, 2017
Tropicana Las Vegas: April 2, 2017
Golden Boy Boxing - Orozco vs. Gibson
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: April 1, 2017
ACM Party For A Cause Featuring Billy Currington & Dan + Shay
House of Blues: April 1, 2017
Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa: April 1, 2017
2017 DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals
Las Vegas Motor Speedway Motorsports Complex: March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017
The Paul Lynde Show Starring Michael Airington
Bally's Las Vegas: March 22, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Jarrett & Raja Magician vs Maestro - A Dinner Show
Hooters Casino Hotel: March 23, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Orleans Hotel and Casino: March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Bash at the Beach
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: March 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017
ACM Pool Party For a Cause
Flamingo Las Vegas: April 1, 2017
ACM Awards Official After Party Benefitting ACM Lifting Lives
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 2, 2017
The Righteous Brothers
Harrah's: February 7, 2017 - May 25, 2017
Flamingo: February 22, 2017 - May 7, 2017
South Point Casino Hotel & Spa: March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017
April 3 – 9
Caesars Palace: April 4, 2017 - April 22, 2017
LAS VEGAS: April 5, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Steve Martin & Martin Short
Caesars Palace: April 9, 2017
The Guess Who
Golden Nugget: April 7, 2017
The Mirage Hotel & Casino: April 7, 2017
The Mirage Hotel & Casino: April 8, 2017
LAS VEGAS: April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2017
D. L. Hughley
Orleans Hotel and Casino: April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Brooklyn Bowl: April 6, 2017
Garrison Keillor, Just Passing Through
The Smith Center: April 8, 2017
Rebel Souljahz - 4 The People Tour
Brooklyn Bowl: April 9, 2017
The Smith Center: April 4, 2017
Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters
The Smith Center: April 9, 2017 - April 10, 2017
FIRST Robotics Las Vegas Regional Competition
Cashman Center: April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Ultimate Grunge Fest
House of Blues: April 8, 2017
The Smith Center: April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2017
The Damned 40th Anniversary U.S. Tour
House of Blues: April 9, 2017
Sister's Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go to Heaven?
The Smith Center: April 6, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Mockstrocity Tour With Mac Sabbath, Metalachi & Okilly Dokilly
House of Blues: April 6, 2017
Badfish - A Tribute To Sublime
House of Blues: April 7, 2017
Brody Dolyniuk Presents: Pink Floyd’s The Wall - Live In Concert
The Smith Center: April 7, 2017
Bring Me The Horizon with Special Guests Underoath and Beartooth
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 8, 2017
A Perfect Circle
Palms Casino Resort: April 6, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Green Day: Revolution Radio Tour
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino: April 7, 2017
SLS Las Vegas: April 8, 2017
South Point Casino Hotel & Spa: April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Aloha Las Vegas Cheerleading Competition
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: April 8, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Bill Haley Jr. & The Comets
Suncoast Hotel and Casino: April 8, 2017 - April 9, 2017
The Nth 2017 - The Ultimate Whisky Experience
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas: April 5, 2017 - April 8, 2017
Robert Irvine Live
Tropicana Las Vegas: April 6, 2017
House of Blues: April 3, 2017
Silverton Hotel and Casino: April 8, 2017
Las Vegas West Fest
Orleans Hotel and Casino: April 7, 2017
"Let It Ride" Team Roping & Ranch Sorting
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017
88 Ways presents POP-UP "LIVE" The American Weather EP Release Show
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 7, 2017
Heroes of the Dorm 2017
Cox Pavilion: April 8, 2017
Jesus Christ Superstar
Tropicana Las Vegas: April 8, 2017
Free Jeep® Show!
Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall: April 6, 2017
April 10 – 16
Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life
Planet Hollywood: April 12, 2017 - April 28, 2017
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa: April 14, 2017 - April 15, 2017
Arabian Breeders World Cup
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: April 12, 2017 - April 15, 2017
Steve March-Torme Touchstones: Legacy of Song
The Smith Center: April 14, 2017 - April 15, 2017
Empire Of The Sun
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: April 15, 2017
52 Fridays - The Association
Golden Nugget: April 14, 2017
Henderson Heritage Parade & Festival
Henderson Events Plaza: April 15, 2017
Clark County Fair & Rodeo
Clark County Fairgrounds: April 12, 2017 - April 16, 2017
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: April 14, 2017
The Mirage Hotel & Casino: April 14, 2017 - April 15, 2017
King of the Cage
Cannery Casino & Hotel: April 15, 2017
Tiger Army's Spring Forward 2017
House of Blues: April 15, 2017
An American in Paris
The Smith Center: April 11, 2017 - April 16, 2017
Steely Dan: "Reelin' in the Chips"
The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino: April 12, 2017 - April 29, 2017
NF - Therapy Session Tour 2017
House of Blues: April 14, 2017
Stayin' Alive The World's #1 Tribute to the Bee Gees
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: April 15, 2017 - April 16, 2017
The Head and The Heart
Brooklyn Bowl: April 11, 2017
Brooklyn Bowl: April 12, 2017
Red Rock Casino Resort Spa: April 15, 2017
Las Vegas 51s Baseball vs Fresno
Cashman Center: April 11, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Las Vegas 51s Baseball vs Sacramento
Cashman Center: April 15, 2017 - April 17, 2017
Toots & The Maytals
Brooklyn Bowl: April 15, 2017
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 13, 2017
Brooklyn Bowl: April 10, 2017
Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall: April 15, 2017
Kool and the Gang
Tropicana Las Vegas: April 15, 2017
SLS Las Vegas: April 15, 2017
eNVy Showcase - Metal Night
House of Blues: April 13, 2017
Mark Farina DJ Sneak
Brooklyn Bowl: April 14, 2017
2017 Jay Cutler Desert Classic
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 15, 2017
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend
Orleans Hotel and Casino: April 15, 2017
April 17 – 23
Ray Romano and David Spade
Mirage: April 21, 2017 - April 22, 2017
Andrew Dice Clay at Tropicana Theater
Tropicana Las Vegas - A Doubletree by Hilton: April 22, 2017
LAS VEGAS: April 21, 2017 - April 22, 2017
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 18, 2017
American Quarter Horse Association Level One Championship
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: April 19, 2017 - April 23, 2017
The Smith Center: April 21, 2017 - April 22, 2017
32nd Annual Boulder City Fine Arts Festival
Bicentennial Park: April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Mopars & Muscle Cars at the Strip
Cannery Casino & Hotel: April 21, 2017
Monte Carlo Resort and Casino: April 21, 2017
New Found Glory
House of Blues: April 23, 2017
Kehlani - SweetSexySavage World Tour
Brooklyn Bowl: April 20, 2017
Kansas - Leftoverture Tour
The Smith Center: April 22, 2017
Orleans Hotel and Casino: April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Biz Markie: 80's vs. 90's Party
House of Blues: April 22, 2017
House of Blues: April 19, 2017
Lon Bronson Band
The Smith Center: April 20, 2017
The Smith Center: April 21, 2017
T-Mobile Arena: April 22, 2017
John Mueller's Winter Dance Party
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: April 21, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Jimmy Eat World
House of Blues: April 21, 2017
Blues with a Side of Bacon
Henderson Pavilion: April 22, 2017
Red Rock Casino Resort Spa: April 22, 2017
52 Fridays - The Romantics
Golden Nugget: April 21, 2017
Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall: April 21, 2017
Brooklyn Bowl: April 21, 2017
Emo Night Brooklyn: Official Aftershow Party
House of Blues: April 23, 2017
Brooklyn Bowl: April 19, 2017
Wellness Retreat Tour 2017 Featuring Snoop Dogg
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: April 21, 2017
Orgone and Monophonics
Brooklyn Bowl: April 23, 2017
Back the Badge
Orleans Hotel and Casino: April 20, 2017
Gold and Treasure Show
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Best in Show
Thomas & Mack Center: April 23, 2017
Police Unity Tour Ft. Crossfire
Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall: April 22, 2017
Glenn Williams starring in the Stage Biography of Tom Jones
The Smith Center: April 23, 2017
Plaza: April 21, 2017 - April 29, 2017
April 24 – 30
Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano
Caesars Palace: April 25, 2017 - May 1, 2017
Boyz II Men
Mirage: April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017
MARIAH #1 TO INFINITY
Caesars Palace: April 26, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Mirage: April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Orleans: April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
52 Fridays - Jay and The Americans
Golden Nugget: April 28, 2017
Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit
Various Hotels: April 27, 2017 - April 30, 2017
The Smith Center: April 30, 2017
Buffalo Bill's Resort and Casino: April 29, 2017
Home + History Las Vegas Weekend
Various locations - please see website for details: April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017
David Perrico - Pop Strings Orchestra & Pop Evolution Big Band Latin - Salsa Concert
The Smith Center: April 28, 2017
The 25th Annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz and R&B Festival
Clark County Government Center Amphitheater: April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue
The Smith Center: April 24, 2017
The Battle of the Broadway Comedians starring Steve Solomon & Dick Capri
The Smith Center: April 26, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Bruce Harper Big Band with Elisa Fiorillo: Give Me The Simple Life!
The Smith Center: April 24, 2017
Smash Magazine & Pure Noise Records presents State Champs
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 25, 2017
Smash Magazine Presents Bayside/Say Anything with Reggie and The Full Effect
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: April 24, 2017
Rock Into Spring
M Resort Spa & Casino: April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Cannery Casino & Hotel: April 29, 2017
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Monte Carlo Resort and Casino: April 28, 2017
The Smith Center: April 29, 2017
The Smith Center & Mark Cortale Present Chita Rivera with Seth Rudetsky
The Smith Center: April 30, 2017
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: April 29, 2017
Las Vegas 51s Baseball vs Albuquerque
Cashman Center: April 27, 2017 - May 1, 2017
Jamey Johnson with Special Guests Margo Price, Brent Cobb
Brooklyn Bowl: April 28, 2017
Brooklyn Bowl: April 29, 2017
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: April 26, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Boom Box Group "Unity" Showcase
House of Blues: April 28, 2017
MonteLago Village: April 29, 2017
Piano Men: A Tribute to Sir Elton John & Billy Joel
Suncoast Hotel and Casino: April 29, 2017
Bringing Down The House - 2017 Live Showcase
House of Blues: April 27, 2017
John Michael Montgomery
Tropicana Las Vegas: April 29, 2017
Wynonna & The Big Noise
Tropicana Las Vegas: April 28, 2017
May 1 – 7
LAS VEGAS: May 3, 2017 - May 20, 2017
Caesars Palace: May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Sirius XM presents Billy Idol: FOREVER
Mandalay Bay: May 3, 2017 - May 13, 2017
Mirage: May 5, 2017
The Mirage Hotel & Casino: May 6, 2017
A Flock of Seagulls
Golden Nugget: May 5, 2017
Canelo vs. Chavez
T-Mobile Arena: May 6, 2017
Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival Expo
Cashman Center: May 6, 2017
Orleans Hotel and Casino: May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017
2017 Monster Energy Supercross Finals
Sam Boyd Stadium: May 6, 2017
Laughter for All
Henderson Pavilion: May 6, 2017
Paragon Pro Wrestling
Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall: May 2, 2017 - May 3, 2017
Las Vegas Philharmonic Spotlight Series
The Smith Center: May 4, 2017
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: May 5, 2017 - May 6, 2017
An Evening with David Sedaris
The Smith Center: May 4, 2017
Palms Casino Resort: May 5, 2017
South Point Casino Hotel & Spa: May 5, 2017 - May 6, 2017
Miss Nevada United States
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: May 7, 2017
Christian McBride and Tip City
The Smith Center: May 5, 2017 - May 6, 2017
Ramon Ayala & Paquita La Del Barrio
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino: May 5, 2017
Tobrick Hall Presents: Straight Outta Oz
Red Rock Casino Resort Spa: May 6, 2017
Leela James & Daley
House of Blues: May 7, 2017
Las Vegas 51s Baseball vs Tacoma
Cashman Center: May 2, 2017 - May 5, 2017
Boulder City Spring Jamboree
Bicentennial Park: May 6, 2017 - May 7, 2017
West Coast Regional Finals Rodeo
South Point Hotel Casino & Spa: May 5, 2017 - May 6, 2017
Artisan Craft Festival
Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall: May 7, 2017
The Smith Center: May 7, 2017
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino: May 3, 2017 - May 20, 2017
For dates and times, be sure to log onto the Las Vegas Online Entertainment Guide: lvol.com.
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