More than ever before Las Vegas is an event town. Long-term nightly artist residencies are a thing of the past. Today, the majority of residencies in Las Vegas are limited engagements or short blasts of shows throughout the year.
Artists like Celine Dion are being replaced with artists that will play strategically throughout the year. George Strait’s residency at T-Mobile Arena in 2018 was a handful of shows that took place when country music fans will be in Las Vegas like during a rodeo or NASCAR race.
Then there are artists like Diana Ross and Chicago who will perform a limited engagement where they stay in Las Vegas for two or three weeks but only perform a handful of shows. Artists are now visiting Las Vegas for a good time…not a long time.
Some of the more mainstream pop stars that might perform sporadically throughout the year in Las Vegas will typically play shows during busy holiday weekends. Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga, and Santana will all be performing in Las Vegas on Memorial Day Weekend in 2019.
Spreading out residencies and engagements like this is good business for the casino operators. It allows promotors and casino operators the opportunity to pack the most people into the casino-resorts at once as possible.
The strategic dates also a benefit to visitors. Las Vegas is always the most fun when it’s busy. Partying with like-minded people is always a good time. If you don’t like Las Vegas when it’s busy, the clusters of entertainment are probably days when you might choose to avoid Las Vegas. The system sort of works for everyone now.
2019 Las Vegas Residencies
The nature of limited engagements means that there is a lot of entertainment throughout the year in Las Vegas. There are still more residencies to be announced but there are no less than 23 major recording artists performing residencies or limited engagements in Las Vegas in 2019.
Here’s a list of 2019 Las Vegas Residencies to get you started planning your next Vegas vacation.
Aerosmith – Deuces Gone Wild – Park Theater At Park MGM
Billy Idol – Pearl Concert Theater At Palms
Boyz II Men – Terry Fator Theater At The Mirage
Britney Spears – Domination – Park Theater At Park MGM
Celine Dion – The Colosseum At Caesars Palace (Heads up: 2019 is the last year for this show.)
Cher – Park Theater At Park MGM
Chicago – The Venetian Theater
Diana Ross – Encore Theater At Wynn Las Vegas
Donny and Marie – Flamingo
George Strait – T-Mobile Arena
Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl – Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood
Hall & Oates – The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
James Taylor – The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
Jerry Seinfeld – The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
John Fogerty – Encore Theater At Wynn Las Vegas
Lady Antebellum – Our Kind of Vegas – Pearl Concert Theater
Lady Gaga – Park Theater At Park MGM Las Vegas (She has two shows Enigma and Jazz And Piano)
Mariah Carey – The Butterfly Returns – The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
Reba, Brooks & Dunn – Together In Vegas – The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
Robbie Williams – Encore Theater At Wynn Las Vegas
Santana – House Of Blues At Mandalay Bay
Sarah McLachlan – Encore Theater At Wynn Las Vegas
Smokey Robinson – Encore Theater At Wynn Las Vegas
Van Morrison – The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
ZZ Top – The Venetian Theater
Visit the Las Vegas page at Pollstar.com to stay up to date on events in Las Vegas.
Marc Meltzer covers Las Vegas, gaming and men’s lifestyle for various outlets. Check out his blog at Edge Vegas.