Chris Stapleton at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
Country superstar Chris Stapleton is returning to Las Vegas, with special guest Maren Morris, for a special performance at the Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 8 p.m. Renowned and respected in Nashville, Chris Stapleton has co-written six number one hits for some of country music’s biggest stars and has continually worked as an in-demand session musician, providing masterful backup vocals and guitar work to countless pieces of music. Following a historic turn on the CMA Awards — Stapleton is the first artist to win “Album of the Year,” “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “New Artist of the Year” at the same awards – Traveller became the first album to re-enter the Billboard 200 all-genre album chart at No. 1, where it stayed for two straight weeks. Stapleton capped off the year with four nominations at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards — “Album of the Year,” “Best Country Album,” “Best Country Song” (“Traveller”) and “Best Country Solo Performance” (“Traveller”). Tickets start at $50 plus tax and applicable fees.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD - TELLIN’ STORIES IN VEGAS
Since winning “American Idol” in 2005, Underwood has sold 58 million records worldwide, scored 21 No. 1 hits (including 11 she co-wrote), and earned over 100 major awards. She was the first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year. The beautiful country girl with big pipes branched out into acting with roles in film and television, including starring as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s Emmy-winning, “The Sound of Music Live!”. She has also launched her own fitness lifestyle line, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, which made a splash during New York Fashion Week 2015. Underwood brings her “Storyteller” Tour to Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena this Nov. 26, 2016. Tickets start at $95 and go up to a whopping $3,500 for one of the suites. As we go to print, less than a couple hundred remain to be purchased at LiveNation.com
FIRST ANNUAL RICARDO ORTIZ CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT TO REINTEGRATE HOMELESS VETERANS
Ricardo Ortiz Presents the First Annual Otiz Charity Golf Tournament benefitting the Home Deployment Project, a 501(c) 3 Public Charity dedicated to finding, saving, and reintegrating Veterans suffering from chronic homelessness and/or PTSD in the Las Vegas Valley. The tournament will take place on Dec. 9, 2016 from 6:00am-3:00pm and will be held at the Jack Nicklaus golf course like no other, Bear’s Best Las Vegas, an upscale, daily fee public golf course offering a world-class private club experience in a public facility focused on corporate entertaining, golf outings, and other private events. Tickets are $150-$2,000 at TheHDP.org
SERGEY KOVALEV vs ANDRE WARD
One of the most anticipated fights of the year will take place this month with a pound-for-pound fight to hit the boxing ring for a light heavyweight championship bout between Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and Andre “S.O.G.” Ward. The Ring Magazine pits these two undefeated top-five ranked fighters against each other as an even 50-50 match.
Kovalev is the Russian Wrecking Ball knockout artist who is unbeaten and sits atop boxing’s light heavyweight division. Future hall of Famer, Ward was the last American man to win a Gold Medal in boxing at the Olympics. He also has never lost a fight, amateur or professional, since he was 12! Fans are in for a real treat with this fight to be held at T-Mobile Arena in Vegas on Nov. 19, 2016. It will also be broadcast on HBO and Pay-Per-View. Also matched for the evening are: Isaac Chilemba vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk and Maurice Hooker vs. Darleys Perez
MGM RESORTS ADDS YET ANOTHER ENTERTAINMENT VENUE TO VEGAS WITHOUT AMPLE PARKING
MGM is adding yet another entertainment venue to its full deck of entertainment venues this month with the opening of Park Theater at Monte Carlo, located just across from its 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena. The new 5,000-seat venue does boast “first-of-its-kind” immersive 240-foot-wide projection surface in 4K resolution, 3D motion graphics, offering unparalleled views from anywhere in the theater,” with its furthest seat from the stage at only 145-foot distance. Sounds great... Just wondering: “Where’s the PARKING?”
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MGM’S NEW CASINO AND THEATER IN WASHINGTON D.C.
MGM join forces with Live Nation, one of the world’s leading live entertainment companies, to develop a world-class lineup for the The Theater at the brand new MGM National Harbor opening this Dec. 8, 2016 in Maryland’s Capital Region, located just minutes from Washington D.C. on the banks of the Potomac River. The 3,000-seat venue at the $1.4 billion resort and casino is expected to become the entertainment epicenter of the Capital Region as the area’s first of its kind to be integrated in a resort. The joint force plans to deliver A-list performers and high-profile events – normally reserved for large-scale arenas – to an intimate setting. Ticketing will be handled exclusively by Ticketmaster, of course, which is owned by Live Nation.
MONTY PYTHON’S JOHN CLEESE & ERIC IDLE TOGETHER
Britain’s living legends of comedy from the outrageously hilarious television show, “Monty Python”, and iconic movies that started it all with the film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail - comedians John Cleese and Eric Idle come together for a live performance this month inside The Venetian Theater at The Venetian on Nov. 18, 2016. Tickets range from $49-$259 and are available at Ticketmaster.com
RAY ROMANO & DAVID SPADE TEAM UP AT MIRAGE
Ray Romano, the star from one of the most loved comedy sitcoms in television history, “Everybody Loves Raymond”, teams up with David Spade, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant from TV’s “Just Shoot Me!”, for an evening of hilarious banter as they share the Terry Fator stage together for a series of performances from Nov. 2016 through April, 2017. Tickets start at $79.99 and are available at Mirage.com
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PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM’S CABARET GETS NOD FROM MAXIM
Men’s publication, Maxim magazine, gave Vegas gentlemen’s club and gaming hotspot, Play It Again, Sam’s Cabaret quite the shout-out in their article, ‘How You Can Actually Win Money While Partying at Vegas Gentlemen’s Clubs,’ stating: “Right now, the best gentlemen’s club with a video poker machine is a locals hangout called Play It Again, Sam’s.” The article continued: “It pays 7- 1 for a fullhouse and 5 – 1 for a flush [meaning that those hands pay $7 and $5, respectively, for every dollar you wager]. Plus the place has a bunch of flat-screen TVs for watching games, you get free beer while you’re playing, and the selection is good: Heineken, Stella, Beck’s.” Check it out at: PlayItAgainSams.com
GOO GOO DOLLS BROUGHT CHART-TOPPING HITS TO DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS EVENTS CENTER, SEPT. 16
Rock legends Goo Goo Dolls, with Tribe Society and Collective Soul, brought an unforgettable night to the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) on Friday, September 16 to celebrate the D Las Vegas’ fifth anniversary weekend. Coming to the conclusion of their highly-successful summer tour, the bands electrified fans with hits from the past and present.
Formed in 2015, the New York-based progressive group Tribe Society opened the show with an array of songs showcasing their eclectic sound. Next up, the multiplatinum quintet Collective Soul took to the stage to perform a slew of #1 hits they have achieved over two decades. Known for classics like “Shine,” the fans jumped and danced to their energetic performance.
With more than 10 million albums sold worldwide, celebrated band Goo Goo Dolls continued the action-packed evening by starting with “Long Way Down,” “Here is Gone” and their beloved song “Slide.” The band reminded guests of their incredible 30-year career with “Big Black Balloon,” “Bringing on the Light,” and #1 Billboard favorite “Iris.”
Goo Goo Dolls also crooned the audience with material from their latest album release Boxes, including “Over and Over” and their recent single “So Alive.”
Photo Credit: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center/Tom Donoghue Photography