June 2018

The Las Vegas Golden Knights!  We’re in the midst of the Stanley Cup Finals!  The series is currently tied.  It an amazing story and has all of Las Vegas standing behind and cheering on this team.  We are nuts for our Knights.  The unprecedented support for this team, from the very start, has proven the readiness of this town to have a sports team.  All of this enthusiasm is going to hopefully translate to success for all of the other sports teams coming in.  We have a soccer team now, the Las Vegas Lights.  We have a WNBA team coming in, the Las Vegas Aces.  We will soon to be the home of the Las Vegas Raiders.  We are suddenly becoming a sports town.  It is long overdue.  …but for now, we need to win the Stanley Cup.  Go Knights!

Normally temperatures never reach 100 degrees until the month of June…but we’ve already hit that mark several times this year…looks like it’s going to be a hot one…  Yes, it is true, it is a dry heat; and yes, that does make it more tolerable. This is good and bad—it is as if you’re standing in a convection oven, rather than a sauna. Without lotion, the dry air will suck out any moisture that you may have in your body, and you will burn faster here than a day at the beach. Summer in Vegas is hot…pools and parties are the main tour de force for this month and, one good thing…it’s not July or August yet.

It’s time for a vacation, and College student will come to Vegas and try to emulate the commercials and the mystique of this town…usually without the success and panache for which they would hope. Sometimes these folks think that normal rules of society don't apply to this town...trust me though; drunk and disorderly and drunk driving will still get you thrown in jail…and now we have marijuana!  …that’s not going to complicate anything…  Families will come in, have a good time, but feel that there is less and less that the entire family can do on the Strip. (Actually, there are a lot of things that the family can do (especially this month,) but most tourists don't venture away from the casinos to find them.

 (An interesting note—especially for people getting married here in the summer, (lots of June brides here,) if you come from a humid climate, yes, the dry air will try and take away the moisture that’s in your body…conversely, your body will go into survival mode and do its best to retain any of the moisture that you have. The result is that your extremities will swell. If you bought the smallest, cutest, tightest shoes back home in anticipation of your wedding here…they will not fit, and if you do manage to get them on, you will be miserable. And just as your feet have swollen, so have your hands…ergo, your rings will not fit either. I have seen way too many brides and grooms working to the point of injury to try and get rings on. A little advice…get comfortable shoes, and make sure that your hands are lathered with lotion prior to coming down the aisle…it will insure that you can slide that ring over your swollen knuckles. Now consequently, this advice does not suggest in any way to stop drinking water…if you don’t drink water, you’ll get heat stroke and be in the hospital rather than the chapel on your wedding day—I’ve seen that too. Drink lots of water while in town and make sure that you’re getting a lot of electrolytes.)

June is a lot of things…including: National Aquarium Month, Candy Month, Dairy Month, Fight the Filthy Fly Month, Gay Pride Month, National Accordion Awareness Month, National Adopt a Cat Month, Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, Rose Month, National Safety month, and Turkey Lovers Month.

And not that you’re going to find a card to go with any of these occasions, but on a daily basis:  The first is Dare Day and Flip a Coin Day. The second is National Bubba Day and National Rocky Road Day. The third is Repeat Day (I said "Repeat Day".) The third is Repeat Day (I said "Repeat Day",) and National Doughnut Day always the first Friday in June. The fourth is Applesauce Cake Day, Old Maid's Day, and Hug Your Cat Day. The fifth is World Environment Day.  The sixth is National Gardening Exercise Day- Get out and exercise with your plants, and National Yo-Yo Day. The seventh is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. The eighth is Best Friends Day, as well as Name Your Poison Day. The ninth is Donald Duck Day, and the tenth is Iced Tea Day. The eleventh; National Corn on the Cob Day. (At this point I’m thinking to myself, “why did I start this list?” but then… “well, I’ve come this far…now I have to finish.”)  The twelfth; Red Rose Day. The thirteenth; Sewing Machine Day. The fourteenth; Flag Day. The fifteenth; Smile Power Day. The sixteenth; Fresh Veggies Day; followed by the seventeenth; Eat Your Vegetables Day. The eighteenth is big.  It is Go Fishing Day, International Panic Day, and National Splurge Day, and National Hollerin' Contest Day - third Saturday in June - Oh yeah!! And it’s World Juggler's Day - Saturday closest to June 17th The nineteenth; The 17th is Father’s Day.  World Sauntering Day, third Sunday. The twentieth is Ice Cream Soda Day, and the Summer Solstice. The 21st is Go Skate Day. The 22nd is National Chocolate Eclair Day. The 23rd is National Columnists Day and National Pink Day, and the 24th is Swim a Lap Day, and Take Your Dog to Work Day Friday after Father's Day. The 25th is Log Cabin Day and National Catfish Day. The 26th is Beautician's Day, Forgiveness Day. The 27th is Sun Glasses Day. The 28th is Paul Bunyan Day and Insurance Awareness Day - Now who do you think invented that!?! The 29th is Camera Day, Hug Holiday, and Waffle Iron Day. And finally, June 30th is Meteor Day.

In celebration of World Oceans Day, Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay and Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage invite guests to learn about protecting the world’s oceans and what can be done to make a positive impact on them and their marine life inhabitants. This year’s theme focuses on preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.

Shark Reef Aquarium
Friday, June 8
Exhibits and activities available 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
“Plastic Paradise” screenings at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

Friday, June 8 – Sunday, June 10
Exhibits and activities available daily 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend will run at The Orleans Hotel until June 3rd. It is a showcase for over 100 of the world's top burlesque acts from international entertainers. The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend attracts outstanding artists, both exotic and mainstream. The weekend will also include a Striptease Reunion, now in its 55th year, at which newer performers can learn tricks of the trade from surviving superstars of the 1940s, '50s and '60s. The mission of the Burlesque Hall of Fame is to inspire, educate and entertain the public, fostering an appreciation for and understanding of the unique history and heritage of vintage Burlesque--including but not limited to the art, artifacts and personal histories of its biggest names and brightest stars. In 2006, the Burlesque Hall of Fame relocated from Helendale to Las Vegas, NV, in hopes of establishing a permanent, first-rate tourist attraction and research/exhibition space for our one-of-a-kind collection. Today, the museum occupies a space in the Emergency Arts building in the heart of a revitalized Vegas Downtown, where a small part of our several-thousand-piece collection is on display to the public. 

The Comedy Cellar has announced the June lineup at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Known for its distinctive “showcase format,” featuring five television-headliner comedians performing their best 15-20 minute sets, the renowned comedy club brings the unique vibe from the iconic, underground Greenwich Village club, including the “brick wall and stained glass,” low-ceiling design and full food and drink menu from the club’s sister bar and late-night hangout The Fat Black Pussycat.

UPCOMING SHOWS:

THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 3 (SHOWCASE):

Phil Hanley, Ricky Velez, Marina Franklin, Eddie Ifft and MC Mark Cohen

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 10 (SHOWCASE):

Matthew Broussard, Sean Donnelly, Chris DiStefano, Ian Edwards and MC Mark Cohen

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13 THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 17 (SHOWCASE):

Greer Barnes, Carmen Lynch, Kathleen Dunbar, John Joseph and MC Mark Cohen

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 24 (SHOWCASE):

Dan Naturman, Kathleen Dunbar, Des Bishop, Jared Freid and MC Mark Cohen

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 1 (SHOWCASE):

Jessica Kirson, Ricky Velez, Michael Somerville, Dean Delray and MC Mark Cohen

 

Following the incredible success thus far of Justin Timberlake’s global The Man Of The Woods Tour, Live Nation has confirmed an additional Las Vegas show on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena.

The South Point has announced it’s entertainment:

National Barrel Horse Association Professional's Choice Super Show & Western Gift Show – Thursday, May 31 - Sunday, June 3

The National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) takes over the South Point Arena with the NBHA Professional's Choice Super Show Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 3. Barrel racing fans have the chance to witness exhibitions and high-speed races in youth and senior divisions. Guests can also head to the arena concourse for a gift show. This event is free and open to the public.

Mecum Motorcycle Auction – Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2

The South Point Exhibit Hall transforms into a motor paradise with the Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. Motorcycle enthusiasts have the opportunity to bid on and view hundreds of antique, vintage and collectible bikes to be auctioned off during exciting bidding wars right before their eyes. Tickets for this event are on sale beginning at $20

Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Core Balance Derby & Classic/Challenge & Western Gift Expo – Friday, June 8 – Sunday, June 17

The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) “Core Balance” Derby & Classic Challenge returns to South Point Arena Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 17. Cutting horse enthusiasts have the chance to witness one of the world’s fastest growing equine sporting events that showcases the strength, elegance and athleticism of these horses all in one sport. The Derby & Classic Challenge concludes with a Mercuria finals competition, which will determine the riders that go home with the champion title. In addition, guests can explore a large selection of Western-themed goods, located in the area concourse. The event is free and open to the public.

Gold Rush Peruvian Classic Horse Show – Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24

The Gold Rush Peruvian Classic Horse Show returns to the South Point Arena Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24. The event combines the Regional Championship Show with the Rio Grande Peruvian Horse Club and the Southern California Peruvian Paso Club. Fans will witness two individual championships in one weekend as each club is awarded prizes for Gold Rush Classic Versatility Horse, Gold Rush Classic High Point Breeder and Gold Rush Classic High Point Exhibitor. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Downtown Rocks, the amplified concert series on Fremont Street Experience adds GRAMMY Award-winning artist Melissa Etheridge, as well as Jefferson Starship, Eddie Money, Lit and Filter to its dynamic roster of chart-topping talent from around the world. In addition to the free live entertainment, concert goers can turn it up “One Louder” with the new Rockstar VIP Package, which includes signed memorabilia, access to the VIP area, band meet-and-greets during select shows and a pass to experience SlotZilla and Fear the Walking Dead Survival at Fremont Street Experience.

Downtown Rocks will continue throughout the summer with additional dates and talent to be announced at a later time. Upcoming shows include:

June 9 – Lit and Filter on 1st Street Stage

June 30 – SiriusXM Presents Summerland Tour 2018 starring Everclear, Marcy Playground and Local H on 3rd Street Stage

July 4 – Billy Ray Cyrus on 3rd Street Stage

July 14 – The Cult on 3rd Street Stage

July 21 – Jefferson Starship and Eddie Money on 1st Street Stage

Aug. 11 – Molly Hatchet on 1st Street Stage

Aug. 25 – Halestorm on 3rd Street Stage

Aug. 31 – Melissa Etheridge on 3rd Street Stage

Sept. 29 – RATT and Sebastian Bach on 3rd Street Stage

 

X Burlesque celebrated 16 years of performances at Flamingo Las Vegas. Provocative, daring and scintillating, X Burlesque brings adult fantasies to the stage in a bubbly production show led by a troupe of gorgeous dancers. Running as the city's hottest topless revue for 16 years, X Burlesque beauties bare their assets all while playfully interacting with the audience. With bits set to music by hot contemporary artists, numbers range from frisky to X-rated, hence the show's seductive name. X Burlesque has been voted “Best Female Revue” in Las Vegas two years in a row by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

One of the most unique cities in America is coming to Vegas! On Thursday, June 7th Chef Scott Commings will pay a Grand Ole tribute to the cuisine of Nashville inside the Fremont Room at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino for the next installment of his Culinary Road Trip dinner series. To ensure all guests receive an authentic Music City experience Commings will also present a special, headlining performance from Nashville recording artists Towne as part of his immersive, monthly night out.

Sake Rok, Las Vegas’ ultimate sushi experience and social dining extravaganza drags theatrical dining to new heights with Voss Events ‘Drag Supper Club’, an entertainment dining event fit for a Queen. Starting Saturday, June 16th and continuing through the end of 2018, get wiggy with it at Voss Event’s 'Drag Dinner’ hosted by Sake Rok at The Park MGM. Sashay the night away with Emmy-winning competition reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race Queens like Shannel, Coco Montrese and India Ferrah for a spectacle of sass, crass and a dash of obscene. 

Celine Dion has returned to her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace following recovery from minimally invasive ear surgery that forced her to cancel performances early last month.  With her return, Celine debuted her new song, “Ashes,” from Deadpool 2, the blockbuster film.  The song and video which trended at #1 on YouTube upon its release and is rapidly climbing the charts, will be a feature during Celine's shows at the Colosseum and throughout her 2018 Asia-Pacific tour.  Celine has performed over 1,000 shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace since March 2003.  Las Vegas performances are on-sale now through June 9. 

“The New Mr. Vegas” is back. Renowned comedian and longtime star of stage and screen, George Wallace, is returning to Las Vegas with a new residency show at the intimate Westgate Cabaret at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. George Wallace will serve up a plate of laughs, with extra hot sauce, beginning Tuesday, June 26, 2018.  George Wallace, who has been selling out comedy clubs and concert venues all over the world, derives his comedy from the everyday and simply shares moments of life. He finds humor everywhere he turns–from media to relationships to dialogue clichés. At all costs, he avoids standard opening lines and is known to be an ace at reading an audience. Among other comics, Wallace is known as “the guy who can roll the room over if it’s dead.”

 

Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation present GRAMMY-nominated trio blink-182’s first-ever Las Vegas rock residency “Kings of the Weekend” at the newly renovated Pearl Concert Theater. The 16-show run has dates through November, is one of the resort’s first major entertainment collaborations as part of the $620 million property-wide overhaul.

blink-182’s “Kings of the Weekend” 2018 dates:

June – 8-9, 15-16, 23-24

October – 26-27

November – 2-3, 9-10, 16-17

 

On, May 17, legendary superstar and icon Elton John took the stage for his final performance of “The Million Dollar Piano,” his second blockbuster Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.  Elton and his band took their final curtain call to a standing ovation from an enthusiastic, sold-out crowd of 4,298 fans as confetti and balloons inscribed with “450” rained down in celebration of the two successful residencies Elton has had in the venue over the last 14 years.   The Las Vegas curtain closes as Elton prepares to launch his highly-anticipated, last ever worldwide tour, “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” that kicks-off in the U.S. on Sept. 8, 2018.

 

For the second year in a row, we find Winston the Impersonating Turtle keeping it cool inside the Terry Fator Theatre where he stays out of the heat and remains center stage where he belongs! Winston extends an invitation to Las Vegas locals and tourists to stay cool with him by offering a Summer of Winston ticket discount.  Now, through Sept. 20, 2018, fans can receive 40-percent off standard ticket prices (available in sections B, C and D). This offer can be redeemed online, at the box office or by calling 702-792-7777 and using code WINSTONSUMMER.


The Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage Hotel & Casino features one of the most comprehensive and diverse comedic line-ups nationwide.  The 1,257-seat Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage hosts more than 100 annual performances.  

JUNE
   •    June 1 – 2: Ron White at 10 p.m.
   •    Friday, June 8: Hannibal Buress at 10 p.m.
   •    Saturday, June 9: Jeff Ross and Dave Attell at 10 p.m.
   •    June 15 – 16: Bill Maher at 10 p.m. 
   •    Friday, June 22: Kathleen Madigan at 10 p.m.
   •    June 29 – 30: Ray Romano & David Spade at 10 p.m. 
JULY
   •    Friday, July 6: Joe Rogan at 10 p.m.
   •    Saturday, July 7: Iliza Shelsinger at 10 p.m. 
   •    Friday, July 13: Jay Leno at 10 p.m.
   •    Saturday, July 14: Wayne Brady at 10 p.m.
   •    July 20 – 21: Bill Maher at 10 p.m. 
   •    Saturday, July 28: Tim Allen at 10 p.m.
 

The 11th Annual Las Vegas Film Festival, partnered with CineVegas, announced this morning the initial programming lineup for the 2018 Festival, to be held at Brenden Theatres and Palms Casino Resort June 6 – 10. The lineup includes a mix of feature films and documentaries that have been favorites on the international festival circuit, as well as new additions to this year’s Festival - live discussions and live comedy. 2018 also marks the first year with seasoned film festival programming veteran Mike Plante serving as the Festival’s Captain of Strategy.

 

Celebrated magician Jen Kramer has become the only female headlining magician in Las Vegas, performing her own show at the renowned Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, featuring mind-boggling magic and mentalism, comedy and audience participation.  Jen Kramer is magic. She turns the impossible into the impossible-to-ignore, wowing audiences with her contagious smile and world-class sleight-of-hand. You’ll be amazed as Jen predicts what you’re thinking, makes a signed hundred-dollar bill magically appear inside a tube of lipstick and even creates a larger-than-life social media page on stage.  Named “Female Magician of the Year” by the International Magicians Society, Jen graduated with honors in Theater from Yale University and has been featured on Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusion on The CW Television Network.

 

GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter, producer, actress and activist Janelle Monáe is bringing her upcoming North American Dirty Computer Tour to the intimate Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Tuesday, June 26.  Janelle Monáe recently unveiled new details of her highly-anticipated third solo album, DIRTY COMPUTER and the accompanying DIRTY COMPUTER: AN EMOTION PICTURE BY JANELLE MONÁE. Immersed in the performing arts at a young age, Monáe founded her record label the Wondaland Arts Society releasing the EP “Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase).” Monáe previously released critically acclaimed albums ArchAndroid and The Electric Lady. Additionally, Janelle took her talent to the silver screen, where she starred in the Academy-Award nominated, Hidden Figures and “Best Picture” winner, Moonlight.

 

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" will welcome new cast members Katie Kenner as Robyn and Douglas Katch Gray as Dan Anderson beginning Monday, June 4.  Starring in the role of Robyn, Kenner brings acting, musical theater, dance, and voice experience from some of the world's most prestigious entertainment companies. In Las Vegas, she has worked with David Copperfield, choreographed dances for various local and touring shows, developed stand-up acts and sang in lounge shows.

 

An Evening with Gillian Welch comes to House of Blues Las Vegas on Saturday, June 23, 2018.  Gillian Welch’s rich and remarkable career spans over 20 years and is a pillar of modern acoustic music. After moving to Nashville in the early 1990s, Welch was launched into the public consciousness when Emmylou Harris recorded a cover of Welch’s “Orphan Girl.” Her career continued to flourish when her 1996 debut Revival was released to critical acclaim. This was followed by her 1998 release Hell Among The Yearlings, a stark duet recorded with partner David Rawlings that further solidified the duo as a force in the folk music scene.

 

Rising country star Dylan Scott is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 8 p.m. Hosted by Big D and Tay Hamilton of 95.5 Dylan Scott's respect for traditional country, embrace of multiple modern genres, unique voice and welcoming personality guarantee his success in country music for years to come. Scott's vocal on his No. 1 single “My Girl” spans a vast range of expressions, from the intensity of the choruses to the spoken-word interlude, and plays out a true story that Dylan remarks were “ten years in the making”. As one of the most successful, recent-developing artist stories, Dylan Scott has and is riding a wave of momentum into the release of the deluxe version of his self-titled debut. Following the success of his debut single, “Makin’ This Boy Go Crazy,” “Crazy Over Me” debuted at #14 on the Billboard Sales Chart, “My Girl” has run away as a career-changing song for Dylan, and new single “Hooked” is sure to be the next.

 

After selling out two previously announced dates in June, Nine Inch Nails will be adding a third show at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, June 16 to keep up with fan demand. These will be the band’s only North American performances of the summer.

 

Gwen Stefani will launch her residency show, “Gwen Stefani – Just A Girl” inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. 

 

Record-breaking, global comedy superstar, Jeff Dunham, is bringing his cast of characters back to Las Vegas this summer as America’s favorite ventriloquist returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for four shows of his “Passively Aggressive” tour.  The shows are June 20, July 11, Aug. 29 and Sept. 12.

 

Sunset Station and 96.3 KKLZ are proud to welcome Junefest back to the spacious outdoor Sunset Amphitheater. The annual outdoor music festival will feature performances by Rick Springfield, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas and Berlin featuring Terri Nunn on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Rick Springfield’s first love has always been music, a lifelong passion ignited after picking up his first guitar at the age of 12 in his native Australia. Mastering the craft of songwriting far preceded his accomplishments as an actor and best-selling author. With 25 million records sold, a Grammy® Award for his No. 1 smash-hit “Jessie’s Girl” and whopping 17 Top-40 hits including “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody” and “Human Touch,” Springfield has no intention of taking his foot off the accelerator. Never one to be confined to the recording studio where the music is born, Springfield has toured for over 30 years, hand-delivering the hits to millions of fans worldwide during his legendary, high-energy live shows.

Mickey Thomas joined Jefferson Starship in 1979. Mickey’s voice had become legendary after recording “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” with the Elvin Bishop Band and he was planning to pursue a solo career. Jefferson Starship quickly proved to be the right decision as they recorded their first hit “Jane” almost immediately after getting together. In 1985, Starship released the album that would come to define the 1980s, Knee Deep in the Hoopla. Featuring two number-one hits – “We Built this City” and “Sara” – the album reached number seven on the Billboard charts and achieved platinum certification.

 

Slightly Stoopid with special guest Stick Figure and Pepper has been added to the entertainment lineup at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, June 22.

 

Southern California’s favorite pop/reggae/hip-hop band the Dirty Heads will make a Las Vegas stop at Mandalay Bay Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Friday, June 29 at 9 p.m.  On this tour, the Dirty Heads will be partnering with the organization Plus 1, pinning $1 of every ticket sale to benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). With the help of Plus 1, Dirty Heads fans will be able to participate in positive change. NRDC covers a wide range of environmental work including Climate Change, Communities, Energy, Food, Health, Oceans, Water and The Wild. NRDC works to protect our seas from pollution and exploitation.

 

International drag superstar Trixie Mattel (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 and All Stars 3 on VH1) stops by House of Blues Las Vegas on Saturday, June 16, 2018 as she embarks on a North American, solo Now With Moving Parts Tour featuring music from her new album Moving Parts, plus lots of drag and comedy. In addition to her popularity on RuPaul’s, Trixie Mattel has starred in the web series UNHhhh, has made appearances in American Horror Story: Roanoke, and is currently competing in RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3. Additionally, Trixie now hosts her own show on Viceland called Trixie and Katya Show along with close friend and fellow Drag Race competitor Katya Zamolodchikova.

 

Alan Parsons Live Project comes to Las Vegas for a special performance at the historic Westgate International Theater inside Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on Saturday, June 9.  This legendary talent began his storied career as an assistant engineer at the famed Abbey Road Studios working on projects such as The Beatles’ Abbey Road and Let It Be and quickly became one of the most sought-after names in the recording industry, for his engineering work on Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, sound engineer and associate producer for Steve Wilson’s album The Raven that Refused to Sing (And Other Stories). Released February 25, 2013, it received critical applause and rated #3 on the German album charts.

 

Reggae in the Desert, Las Vegas’ largest Reggae festival showcasing the unifying power of reggae music and the Caribbean lifestyle, announces the 17th annual music festival on Saturday, June 9 at the Clark County Amphitheatre (500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas). This year’s music festival will feature headliners Collie Buddz and Third World. Other musical performances include Mr. Vegas, Kabaka Pyramid, Cocoa Tea, The Mighty Diamonds, Arise Roots, Ras Kronik, and The Reggae Warriors.

 

Today, multi-platinum artist Post Malone announced his upcoming North American tour with multi-platinum rapper 21 Savage and special guest SOB X RBE. Produced by Live Nation and sponsored by blu, the tour will make a Las Vegas stop at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Friday, June 22 at 8 p.m.  Every pair of online tickets purchased comes with one physical copy of Post Malone’s forthcoming album, Beerbongs & Bentleys.

 

International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese  will be thrilling fans once again with her new 2018 Dita Von Teese and the Copper Coupe tour, in partnership with luxury vodka Absolut Elyx. The group shimmies its way into House of Blues Las Vegas on Thursday, June 28, 2018.  The new ‘Dita Von Teese and the Copper Coupe’ show will be infused with glimmering copper elements throughout, inspired by Absolut Elyx and its unique copper distilling process for the luxury vodka. The grand finale act will feature the new ‘Copper Coupe,’ part of her stunning signature cocktail glass act with a new giant shimmering copper filigree cocktail coupe adorned with Swarovski crystal. Another Elyx inspired act will see Dita appearing in a giant-sized seashell on stage with 1,200 pearl balloons that float from the sky. Dita dances with a six-foot bubble pearl, a modern tribute to Sally Rand’s iconic 1930s era bubble dance. The costume, created by British designer Jenny Packham, sparkles with thousands of hand-placed Swarovski crystals and pearls. The shoes are a fetishistic masterpiece created by Christian Louboutin just for Dita’s performance.

 

Dua Lipa has been added to the entertainment lineup at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Thursday, June 28.  English singer and songwriter Dua Lipa began her music career at just 14 years old, posting videos of herself covering other artists’ songs online. In 2015, Lipa signed with Warner Music Group and released her first single shortly thereafter. Lipa was awarded the EBBA Public Choice Award in January of 2017, followed by the release of her self-titled debut studio album in June 2017. More recently, Lipa was nominated in five categories at the 2018 Brit Awards, including British Female Solo Artist, British Breakthrough Act and British Single of the Year for her single “New Rules,” which also won Best Single in the BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards in 2017.

 

One of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music, Alanis Morissette, will perform at the intimate Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Friday, June 22.  With sales of more than 60 million albums worldwide, Alanis Morissette’s deeply expressive music and performances have earned vast critical praise, 14 Canadian Juno Awards, seven GRAMMY Awards (with an additional 14 nominations), a Golden Globe nomination, and in 2015, was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Alanis has acted on the big and small screen with roles in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Dogma,” “Sex and the City,” “Weeds,” “Up All Night,” and has appeared as a celebrity guest mentor on “The Voice.”

 

Dane Cook has been added to the entertainment lineup at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, June 2.  Boston native Dane Cook transcended from small comedy clubs to the forefront of modern-day standup comedy in the 2000s and has celebrated chart-topping success ever since. Cook’s career skyrocketed when he quickly became a local comedic favorite and was asked to appear on David Letterman’s and Craig Kilborn’s late-night shows, followed by his own episode on Comedy Central Presents.

 

The award-winning Country duo Sugarland will make their highly anticipated return to the stage this summer with the “Still the Same” tour. Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush will bring their new live show to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, June 16. The show will feature opening acts Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen.

 

Kesha and Macklemore will team up in 2018 for 'The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore' Tour, coming to Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, June 9. Presented by Live Nation, the tour follows acclaimed and celebrated eras for both artists. For Kesha, that has included her triumphant latest No. 1 album ‘Rainbow,’ a completely sold-out headlining tour, and two recent GRAMMY® nominations. For Macklemore, ‘Gemini,’ his first solo effort in 12 years, debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 chart, No. 1 on the charts for Rap, R&B/Hip-Hop and Independent Albums and includes Platinum-certified single “Glorious” with the viral video that has been viewed over 95 million times. Macklemore also recently wrapped up a completely sold-out US tour.

 

Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show,” will perform at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Saturday, June 23. Noah, who replaced Jon Stewart in 2015 on the Comedy Central show, has become the millennial king of late-night with his intelligent and hilarious commentary on world news and pop culture.  Noah has gained a loyal following by using his witty and worldly sense of humor to tackle some of today’s most-pressing issues. The past year has been monumental for Noah as he won his first Emmy Award for “Outstanding Short Form Variety Series” for his YouTube special, “The Daily Show: Between the Scenes,” and also debuted his ninth comedy special, “Afraid of the Dark,” on Netflix.

 

The Tenderloins, the acclaimed comedy troupe and cast of truTV’s Impractical Jokers, will bring the “Santiago Sent Us” Tour to Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Friday, June 8. The Tenderloins are a New York-based comedy troupe whose four members – Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano – are the creators, executive producers, and stars of truTV’s hit series, Impractical Jokers. Now in its 6th season, Impractical Jokers follows The Tenderloins as they coerce one another into doing public pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras. With each new season, the show continues to take dares to outrageous levels with new over-the-top hijinks.  


With the headliners, concerts, and continuing events this month...the first week of the month will include...

06/1-16 - Jennifer Lopez
06/1-16 - Celine Dion
06/2-3 - Ricky Martin
06/8,9,15,16,23,24 - Blink 182
06/9 - Kesha & Macklemore
06/12-23 - Rod Stewart
06/14-23 - Barry Manilow
06/16 - Sugarland, Brandy Clark & Clare Bowen
06/22 - Post Malone & 21 Savage
06/23 - Trevor Noah
06/27-30: - Gwen Stefani

For dates and times, be sure to log onto the Las Vegas Online Entertainment Guide: lvol.com.

Igoshows.com is, of course, the place to read the reviews of all of the shows that are in town so that you can be better informed as to what you should expect from a certain production. The reviews are updated as needed to give you the knowledge you need to spend your entertainment dollars better.

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