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.
Longtime visitors to Las Vegas are probably familiar with Criss Angel. For more than a decade, he has been one of the biggest names in the magic world. Some of you may know Angel from his role as star, creator, executive producer and director of Criss Angel Mindfreak on A&E. Most visitors to Las Vegas know Criss Angel from his extremely popular Cirque Du Soliel shows at Luxor for the past 13 years.
Britney Spears performed about 250 times at Planet Hollywood from December 27, 2013, through December 31, 2017. Britney: Piece of Me was her first Las Vegas residency but it won’t be her last.
The Mirage has been home to some of the most popular standup comedy for a few years now. The Aces of Comedy series will continue to bring big names to Las Vegas next year. The Mirage recently released the comedians who are scheduled to headline the 2019 Aces of Comedy series inside The Mirage Hotel & Casino.
Earlier this year Caesars Entertainment announced that they would be giving the popular “I Love The ‘90s” tour a permanent home in Las Vegas. The initial announcement for “I Love The ‘90s – The Vegas Show” took place at Paris Las Vegas. The ‘90s doesn’t particularly have anything to do with Paris but they do have a venue to be home to the rotating cast of ‘90s stars.
The Park Theater at Park MGM is shaping up as the place to be in 2019. MGM Resorts continues to announce new residency shows for the venue attached to Park MGM. Lady Gaga has already announced her residency and there are new details about the show(s). In fact, the Lady Gaga Las Vegas residency includes two different show. Also, tickets for her shows are finally on sale.
The Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival is in its sixth year. The three-day arts and entertainment experience returns to Downtown Las Vegas on September 21–23. Earlier this year the festival revealed the music lineup that includes The Weeknd, N.E.R.D., Florence + the Machine, Arcade Fire, Death Cab For Cutie, Santigold, Cold War Kids, Foster The People, and a lot more. You can see the full lineup here.
Earlier this year MGM Resorts International revealed information on a study they commissioned called “Truth About Entertainment.“ More than 90% of respondents in the United States say that entertainment is a fundamental contributor to their health and happiness. Overall, the study revealed that people all around the world live for entertainment.
We’re going to go inside the job today. Every week I receive updated Las Vegas show listings from different casinos. If I write about shows it’s usually because there’s something new or an interesting theme.
For some reason, all of the shows at Caesars Entertainment properties stood out this week. Not only are there a lot of shows but there’s a wide variety in the types of shows. This should help if you’re looking for some ideas on things to do on your next visit to Las Vegas.
Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is a first-of-its-kind location based multi-sensory interactive adventure that takes place in a galaxy far, far away. The new virtual reality (VR) experience is now open at the Grand Canal Shoppes inside the Venetian. Tickets are on sale now, beginning with a 10 am showing.
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