We’ve discussed how Las Vegas residencies have changed over time so we won’t get into it again. The new short term residencies seem to be as popular, if not more popular, than their long-term predecessors.
Westgate Las Vegas announced that due to continued overwhelmingly popular demand Barry Manilow’s residency will return in 2020. The Grammy, Tony, and Emmy award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer, and musician is fresh off a successful Broadway run. Manilow: Las Vegas – The Hits Come Home will return to Sin City following an upcoming sold-out performance in London.
So, you’ve been to Las Vegas a lot over the years and you’re looking for something different. Well, it looks like you’ll find that at the Flamingo next year.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!” opens in late January inside the theater that used to be home to Donny & Marie at the Flamingo. This won’t be another show on the Vegas Strip that looks like every other show.
The Las Vegas Festival Grounds has been an underutilized plot of land for MGM Resorts (That could change next year if the rumors are true). That’s starting to change with multiple events happening in the second half of 2019. The multipurpose outdoor venue is across the street from Sahara on the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Blvd.
Rock bands are taking over the Vegas Strip! The latest rock band to announce a Las Vegas residency is a name from the 1980s that should sound familiar. Foreigner will be taking over the Las Vegas Strip in 2020 for a 10 show limited engagement. Their exclusive headlining residency show will take place at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian.
The improvements at the Plaza continue with a new entertainment offering. The historic downtown Las Vegas hotel and casino recently announced a new upgraded Luxe Room series. Now they’ve announced that longstanding comedy club and entertainment company, The Comedy Works, will bring nationally acclaimed standup comedians to the showroom at the Plaza Hotel & Casino.
The Fremont Street Experience recently welcomed two of the most popular Electronic Dance Music (EDM) performers to grace their stages. The Chainsmokers and Steve Aoki both provided free concerts to launch their new Viva Vision shows at the Fremont Street Experience.
The Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood has been home many residencies in recent years. They recently welcomed Christina Aguilera to Las Vegas. Her new residency show is called “Christina Aguilera: The Xperience.”
Janet Jackson recently launched her headlining Las Vegas residency, Metamorphosis, at the Park Theater inside Park MGM. Celebrities in attendance for the opening night included Queen Latifah, Gabrielle Union, Magic Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Eve, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Jackson’s longtime producer Jimmy Jam.
Every year the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority releases a Visitor Profile of tourists traveling to Las Vegas for business and pleasure. There’s a lot of information in the report and it can be quite overwhelming. I like to remove certain sections to make it easier to digest. Today, we’ll look at shows and entertainment.
Las Vegas production shows are in chaos right now. Customer preferences are changing and shows of all sizes in Las Vegas are trying to keep up. Shows open and close with regularity so it isn’t much of a surprise that we haven’t seen a big new show lately. Well, that’s about to change.
The end of an era is coming to Las Vegas. Donny & Marie Osmond are ending their residency at the Flamingo. The duo first took the stage at the Flamingo in September 2008. Donny & Marie will perform the last show of their residency on Nov. 16, 2019.
The popular international show Fuerza Bruta is coming to the Las Vegas Strip March. The unique show will take place in a tent outside of at Excalibur for a limited engagement. The dynamic theatrical production will perform 10 shows weekly.
The Caesars Entertainment show shuffle continues with The Bronx Wanderers moving their show to the Mat Franco Theaters inside The Linq Hotel and Casino. However, the show shuffle may have ended at Paris Las Vegas where Jeff Civilico just signed an extension to perform through 2020.
A Las Vegas residency for Christina Aguilera has been in the rumor mill for a few years now. Well, the time is finally here where the rumors can finally be confirmed. The multi-platinum singer-songwriter has announced her first Las Vegas residency show. Christina Aguilera: The Xperience will open at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood on Friday, May 31, 2019.
Over the years Las Vegas has been known for many things…including magicians. Siegfried and Roy and David Copperfield are some of the most famous Las Vegas magic acts. More recently fans of magic have taken to illusionist Criss Angel. As you know his show Mindfreak has moved to Planet Hollywood.
The Stratosphere is currently in the middle of a three-year renovation. Much of the $140 million improvement includes updating 1,100 hotel rooms, new bars and restaurants, and upgrading the casino floor. However, there’s at least one major addition happening outside of the Stratosphere hotel and tower.
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.
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