August 2022


This is the 22nd year anniversary of this newsletter. With both the entertainment news and show reviews, my goal has been to let people know what to expect when they come to town or want to go to a show. I am proud to have been able to bring you the news of what is happening in Las Vegas entertainment, and I look forward to the years to come.


August is a relatively slow month in Vegas…well; it’s just too damn hot!  July is recorded as the hottest month of the year, but it is so dry that you don’t really feel it.  August is monsoon season…so we get a lot of afternoon thunderstorms…which adds a lot of humidity to the air…so it feels a lot worse than July.  Most of the entertainment announcements in August are for productions that are months away.

Most of Vegas is open…most of the shows are open.  We’re still in a world that we can’t count on.


August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar. The month of August was originally named Sextilis in Latin since it was the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar. It became the eighth month with a length of 29 days around 700 BCE when January and February were added to the year. Julius Caesar added two days to the month around 45 BCE. It was later renamed to honor Augustus Caesar in 8 BCE. It is considered the busiest time for tourism because it falls in the main school summer holiday period. Its birth flower is the gladiolus or poppy which represents beauty, strength, love, marriage and family. The birthstone for August is the peridot or onyx.


August is an interesting is:
Admit You're Happy Month, National Golf Month, and Romance Awareness Month.
Some of the interesting day designations are:
3 National Watermelon Day
4 U.S. Coast Guard Day
5 Work Like a Dog Day
6 National Mustard Day, and Wiggle Your Toes Day
8 Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day!
9 Book Lover's Day, and Chinese Valentine's Day/Daughter's Day - 7th day of 7th Lunar Month
10 Lazy Day, along with National S'mores Day
11 Presidential Joke Day, along with Son and Daughter Day
12 Middle Child's Day
13 Left Hander's Day, it’s my day!
14 National Creamsicle Day
15 Relaxation Day!
16 National Tell a Joke Day
17 National Thriftshop Day
18 Bad Poetry Day
19 Aviation Day
20 National Radio Day
21 National Spumoni Day and Senior Citizen's Day
22 Be an Angel Day, and National Tooth Fairy Day
23 Ride the Wind Day
24 Vesuvius Day
25 Kiss and Make Up Day
26 National Dog Day and Women's Equality Day
27 Global Forgiveness Day and Just Because Day
29 More Herbs, Less Salt Day
30 Frankenstein Day and Toasted Marshmallow Day
31 National Trail Mix Day

The MAGIC convention is coming to town August 8 – 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This show usually kicks off the start of the fall convention season. The fall show of MAGIC usually brings in close to 100,000 people, but there’s no telling yet just how many people are going to show up.  MAGIC is the world's largest fashion marketplace, comprised of eleven unique communities showcasing the latest in apparel, footwear, accessories, and manufacturing. Every February and August the retail industry convenes in Las Vegas to spot and shop the latest trends. From its humble beginnings, it is now a huge convention that is in town, twice a year.


Award-winning writer, actor and comedian John Mulaney announced over 30 new dates to his From Scratch Tour including a stop at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 at 8 p.m. Currently, Mulaney's 2021-2022 John Mulaney: From Scratch tour has sold out massive venues around North America from Madison Square Garden multiple times to the Hollywood Bowl and he continues to add more shows. In 2018, Mulaney traveled the United States on his sold out Kid Gorgeous tour, which was later released as a Netflix stand-up special and won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Special.


BRUNO and the HOOLIGANS and The Stylistics Perform at Boyd Gaming Entertainment Destinations in August. 

Saturday, August 20
BRUNO and the HOOLIGANS will recreate the signature funk and R&B sound of Bruno Mars with the group's talented Bruno Mars tribute vocalist and celebrated musicians. The tribute band will perform exceptional renditions of Mars' best-loved hits, including "Uptown Funk," "That's What I Like," "Just the Way You Are," "Grenade," "Locked Out of Heaven," "24K Magic" and more.
Sam's Town Live! at Sam's Town Hotel and Gambling Hall
The Stylistics
Friday, August 19
Formed in 1966, Philadelphia soul group The Stylistics released a string of Top 10 singles, including "You Are Everything," "Betcha By Golly Wow," "I'm Stone in Love with You" and "You Make Me Feel Brand New." With hits like "Break Up to Make Up" and "People Make the World Go Round," the band went on to become one of the most successful soul groups of the early '70s.

 Stand-up comedian, writer and actor Trevor Wallace announced he will make his Aces of Comedy series debut by bringing his "Are You That Guy?" tour to The Mirage Theatre in Las Vegas. The internet sensation is scheduled to perform Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10 p.m.  Only 29 years old, Wallace has taken the internet by storm with his videos generating more than 1 billion views across all social platforms. Wallace has built his following with national appearances on Comedy Central, MTV, Barstool Sports and E! News, as well as features in The L.A. Times, The New York Times, Ad Age, Business Insider, Men's Health, BuzzFeed and Complex.


 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes back rock icon Billy Idol for a five-show run, Friday, Nov. 11, Saturday, Nov. 12, Wednesday, Nov. 16, Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19. The highly anticipated announcement comes on the heels of a successful, sold-out residency at the resort in 2021 as well as standout Las Vegas shows in 2020.  For forty-five years, Billy Idol has been one of the faces and voices of rock’n’roll, with an artistic resume to match the brilliant light of the image. First as the camera-ready front man for Generation X, between 1977 and 1981 Billy emerged with three albums that made positivity, emotional depth, and high pop synonymous with punk rock. In 1982, Billy embarked on a remarkable transatlantic/transgenre solo career that integrated clubland throb, wide-screen depth and drama, rockabilly desperation, the bold and simple lines of punk, and rock’n’roll decadence. 


Christian Nodal will embark on the 22-date "Forajido" Tour, beginning September 15, 2022 in San Jose, California. The tour will make a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, Sept. 18.  "La Sinvergüenza", "Ya No Somos, Ni Seremos", "Vivo en el 6", "Limón con Sal", "Aguardiente" and "El Karma" are the six songs with the mariacheño style created by Christian Nodal. He has already reached the top spots on Spotify, YouTube, Vevo and Billboard with "Ya No Somos, Ni Seremos," "Aguardiente" and "Vivo en el 6."


The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is pleased to welcome back country music superstar Cody Jinks to The Chelsea stage for an exclusive two-night engagement on Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3.  After selling out three nights on The Chelsea stage in 2021, the biggest independent country artist on earth returns for two more shows in 2022!  Cody Jinks continues to prove that indie country artist can achieve high level success without industry barriers. 


Multi-platinum country superstar Justin Moore is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at the Sandbar Stage at Red Rock Resort on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022 at 8 p.m. Located poolside at Red Rock Resort, the Sandbar poolside stage is the perfect destination for a concert experience under the stars.  Multi-PLATINUM hitmaker Justin Moore has built a loyal following over the past decade with his traditional country sound and captivating live shows. Climbing the country radio charts with his current single, "With a Woman You Love," the emotional tune follows in the footsteps of his 10th No. 1 hit, "We Didn't Have Much," which is featured on his eight-track collection of tunes, 'Straight Outta The Country.'


The Bigga Baggariddim Tour featuring UB40, The Original Wailers featuring Al Anderson, Maxi Priest and Big Mountain is making a stop at Sunset Station on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. Performed under the stars at the Sunset Amphitheater.  With massive hits like "Red Red Wine" and "Can't Help Falling in Love With You," UB40 became one of the biggest names not only in reggae but in pop music in the 1980s and '90s. The Wailers rewrote the history books as Bob Marley's band, and today under leader Aston Barrett Jr. they carry the flame for the past and light the way forward. Maxi Priest scored huge hits like "Close to You" by bringing together the sounds of reggae with R&B, while Big Mountain's cover of "Baby, I Love Your Way" brought their sun-soaked sound to the masses.


Five-time Las Vegas Headliner of the Year, Frankie Moreno, brings his high-energy live show, All The Hits, to Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas with a limited series of performances at KAOS on July 29 -30, August 19 – 20, and September 23 – 24. As one of Las Vegas' most prolific performers, Frankie Moreno has reached the #1 spot on the iTunes charts a record-setting 67 times with new singles, breaking the all-time #1 singles record for any artist in history. In 2019, Frankie also made music history becoming the only Artist to have six albums reach the Top-10 spot on the Billboard charts in a 12-month period.


 Now, more than ever, we can use some uplifting spirit in our lives and to that, House of Blues Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino proudly announces the extension of the world-famous House of Blues Gospel Brunch. Since returning to the music hall in April 2022, families and friends have attended the Sunday events for the ultimate brunch, to celebrate milestones, and to just gather for an uplifting afternoon under emcee Patti Pennington's production.
2022 Performances (all performances at 10 a.m.):

Aug. 7

Sept. 11

Oct. 9 & 23 – Just added!

Nov. 20 & 27 – Just added!

Dec. 4 & 11 – Just added!


Swedish melodic death metal outfit Amon Amarth will be bringing their trademark brand of mythology inspired music to Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 11 for a one-night engagement as a stop on The Great Heathen Tour.  From pole to pole and sea to sea, Amon Amarth are the undisputed kings of Viking heavy metal. Formed in Tumba,Sweden in 1992, they have forged an extraordinary legacy over three decades of thunderous, anthemic metal, all rich in the magical imagery of Vikinghistory, folklore and culture.


As work progresses on The Beverly Theater in downtown Las Vegas, additional details about the pillars of programming at the new independent film house and performance theater are being revealed. The locally-forward cultural hub will offer programming in the genres of Lit, Live and Film.

Serving as conductor and curator for this myriad of arts and culture programming is Founding Creative Director Kip Kelly who recently revealed a few intriguing nuggets about The Rogers Foundation vision, the building's design, and what's to come for this new home of artistic and creative expression.

"The Beverly Theater was designed for maximum flexibility without compromising the integrity of each experience," said Kelly. "The theater can give filmgoers an authentic film watching experience and within hours, also give fans a true theatrical presentation of their favorite band or performer. There's additional area purposefully designed for intimate author and literary experiences. It's uncommon to have this much versatility in an arthouse theater."


EMC Presents and Moonbug Entertainment present "CoComelon Live! JJ's Journey," a live Broadway-style musical experience that will have families dancing along with JJ and his friends at Orleans Arena on Monday, October 10 at 6 p.m.  Inspired by CoComelon, the number one most-watched entertainment brand on YouTube, this one-of-a-kind, interactive musical experience will have fans of all ages dancing in the aisles as they help JJ write a song for a show that his family is putting together. The show will feature classic nursery rhymes and all-new original music for families to enjoy.


Kicking into high gear for the final stretch of summer, Élia Beach Club located at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, guests can expect the best performance in town from artists ranging from hip-hop to EDM and beyond.  Throughout August and September, attendees can witness the return of Élia Beach Club’s diverse resident artists, including Jauz on Sunday, August 7 and Sunday, August 28, Malaa on Saturday, August 20 and Sickick on Sunday, August 21. Touted by Billboard as “Latin artist on the rise,” Ryan Castro will captivate fans with a vibrant performance on Saturday, August 13. Born in Colombia, Castro’s music has charted on Billboard’s global charts, beginning his world takeover.

PRIMAL, Élia Beach Club’s signature monthly jungle themed takeover will return Sunday, August 14 with TroyBoi. Ending off the summer strong, Jhayco returns for his third performance at Élia Beach Club during Labor Day Weekend on Sunday, September 4.

August & September 2022 at Élia Beach Club 

Friday, August 5: Konstantina Gianni

Saturday, August 6: Eric Dlux and DJ Five

Sunday, August 7: Jauz

Friday, August 12: Captains of Industry

Saturday, August 13: Ryan Castro

Sunday, August 14: TroyBoi **PRIMAL**

Friday, August 19: DJ Spider

Saturday, August 20: Malaa

Sunday, August 21: Sickick

Friday, August 26: DJ Scene

Saturday, August 27: TroyBoi

Sunday, August 28: Jauz

Friday, September 2: Diablo

Saturday, September 3: Special Guest

Sunday, September 4: Jhayco



George Michael Reborn
Saturday, August 13 at the M Pavilion  
George Michael Reborn, A Tribute to WHAM! George Michael Reborn, the incredible tribute to the late, great George Michael & WHAM! is a must see! With his live vocals, Robert Bartko exudes the energy and passion of George in the 80's and 90'S. He gets the crowd on the dance floor for "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and prompting standing ovations for his performance of "Careless Whisper." Tickets for George Michael Reborn can be purchased by visiting


At the Virgin Hotel:


Father John Misty

Friday, August 5

Third Eye Blind

Friday, August 12

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Friday, August 19

Rockzilla Tour with Papa Roach, Falling in Reverse, Hollywood Undead and Bad Wolves

Thursday, August 25

Lost 80s Love

Friday, August 26

Luis R Conriquez

Saturday, August 27

Nikki Glaser

Friday, September 2

Ben Platt with special guest Jake Wesley Rogers

Thursday, September 8

Interpol + Spoon

Tuesday, September 13

Pancho Barraza

Friday, September 16


Saturday, September 17


Sunday, September 18

Bert Kreischer

Friday, September 30

Grupo Intercable

Saturday, October 1


Sunday, October 9 

Lucero y Mijares

Friday, October 14

Carly Rae Jepsen

Saturday, October 15


Sunday, October 16

Quebradita Time Tour 2022

Saturday, October 22


Friday, November 4

Los Tigres Del Norte

Saturday, November 12

Whiskey Myers

Saturday, November 19


Friday, December 16


South Point Entertainment


The Righteous Brothers

Aug. 2—4 at 6:30 p.m.

Fourever Fab: A Tribute to The Beatles, Plus Sixtiesmania

Aug. 5—7 at 7:30 p.m.

Mark O’Toole “Singing with The Big Bands”

Aug. 12—13 at 7:30 p.m.

Human Nature: Back to the Sound of Motown

Aug. 25—28 at 7:30 p.m.


The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil invites guests to raise a glass to celebrate the return of Toast to LOVE, one of The Strip's most premium VIP packages. The elevated VIP experience is available now and can be purchased for $350 (including all taxes and fees) at or at The Beatles LOVE box office. Toast to LOVE is the perfect, one-of-a-kind addition to an intimate date night for two or a group celebration of up to 24 people.  Get ready for cheers as the Toast to LOVE VIP package welcomes guests with early access to the theater, followed by a guided backstage tour and a meet and greet with The Beatles LOVE artists. Also included is special VIP seating with a complimentary beverage and snack during the vibrant performance, along with photos to commemorate the unforgettable evening.


Jon Dorenbos, the beloved top three finalist on Season 11 of the top-rated television show America's Got Talent, will guest host the larger-than-life variety production America's Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE at Luxor Hotel and Casino, August 18 – September 11. As part of an incredibly talented cast comprised of previous winners, finalists, golden buzzer acts and fan-favorite talent, the former Philadelphia Eagles long snapper will dazzle audiences five nights a week with his magical act and magnetic personality.  Following open-heart surgery that forced him into retirement from the National Football League, Dorenbos continued pursuing the passion for magic that he initially demonstrated on his season of AGT. After further mastering his craft, he went on to compete on Season One of America's Got Talent: The Champions, sharing his moving story while captivating fans with his mind-bending card tricks. In addition to performing magic, Dorenbos regularly takes the stage as a professional keynote speaker, motivating audiences nationwide with his powerful and inspirational story while incorporating illusions into his engaging message.


Country superstar Cody Johnson announces his Friday, December 9 2022 show at Michelob Ultra Arena with special guest Ashland Craft. Known for his explosive live shows and electrifying stage presence, COJO Music / Warner Music Nashville Platinum recording artist Cody Johnson has established a following of passionately loyal fans who regularly sell out shows across the country.

Following two successful limited tours, Premier Productions and Elevation Church announce a continuation of the Elevation Nights Tour featuring Elevation Worship and Steven Furtick. Elevation Nights 2022 will continue to bring the powerful worship experience of Elevation Church into arenas across the West Coast this fall. The tour will make a stop at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Wednesday, Oct. 26.  After crowds of ten thousand per night on the Spring 2022 Elevation Nights Tour, Elevation Worship and Steven Furtick are back to lift your spirits with a message of faith, hope and love.


On Thursday, Aug. 25 at a special event from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Shag Store inside the Palms Casino Resort, Josh Agle, aka Shag, will debut and personalize “The High Roller Suite,” an exclusive piece he created specially to capture mid-century Las Vegas.


 Imagine Exhibitions, Inc., known around the world for creating, producing, and operating immersive experiences, announces a new a long-term tenancy at Luxor Hotel & Casino to present Discovering King Tut's Tomb, a reimagined show about the monumental discovery of the celebrated Egyptian Boy King that will open 100 years after renowned Egyptologist Howard Carter first laid eyes on the preserved tomb. The opening of the exhibition is slated for August 30, just prior to Labor Day Weekend.

 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes back The WhiskyX to Boulevard Pool for an evening of elevated whisky tastings, live musical renderings, award-winning bites and more on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. The second-annual event will offer guests a curated mix of more than 60 world-class whiskies, live sets from Alabama-based rock and roll soul band St. Paul & The Broken Bones, an array of bites from the world-renowned Restaurant Collection and complimentary grooming services from The Barbershop Cuts & Cocktails. 


Social Distortion is bringing their legendary brand of rock 'n' roll back to the House of Blues Las Vegas, alongside special guest Julian James, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022.  Over the past 30 years, the punk godfathers in the band have all but trademarked their sound, a brand of hard rockabilly/punk that's cut with the melodic, road-tested lyrics of front man Mike Ness. Their searing guitars and a locomotive rhythm section sound as alive today as they did in '82, as do Ness' hard-luck tales of love, loss and lessons learned.

It was a night of fun and excitement Wednesday, July 13 inside Excalibur's Thunderland Showroom as Australia's Thunder From Down Under entertained and danced for fans, celebrating 20 years of performances at the castle along The Strip. The festivities included Adam Steck, CEO of SPI Entertainment and co-owner of the show, receiving a proclamation from the Clark County Commission, declaring July 5 – 13 as "Thunder From Down Under Week." MGM Resorts Vice President of Entertainment Laura Ishum congratulated Steck and the cast on the tremendous milestone with a large, decorated cake.


August is a slow month for our city…September will be crazy. 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.