September 2023


We always feel the changes that happen between August and September—the weather changes dramatically, and because of that, business and conventions come back to town.  Las Vegas gets busy in September.  School is back in session.  Headliners are storming back to the city.  Football is back!  We also have Labor Day, Mexican Independence, and the 22nd anniversary of September 11th, (I’ll be flying my flag and taking time to remember the heroes, the horror, the evil, and the strength that was brought about because of all of those events.) It’s also time to change the watering schedule for the yard.


September (from Latin septem, "seven") was originally the seventh of ten months in the oldest known Roman calendar.   After the calendar reform that added January and February to the beginning of the year, September became the ninth month but retained its name. It had 29 days until the Julian reform, which added a day.


The autumnal equinox—also called the September or fall equinox—is the astronomical start of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere and the spring season in the Southern Hemisphere.  It will be on September 22nd.  The word “equinox” comes from Latin aequus, meaning “equal,” and nox, “night.” On the equinox, day and night are roughly equal in terms of length. During the equinox, the Sun crosses what we call the “celestial equator”—an imaginary extension into space of Earth’s equator line. The equinox occurs precisely when the Sun’s center passes through this line. When the Sun crosses the equator from north to south, this marks the autumnal equinox; when it crosses from south to north, this marks the vernal equinox.


There are some very fascinating national designations for September…I’ll highlight a few that I find the most interesting…


September 1st is National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day. The First Friday in September is National Lazy Mom’s Day.  International Bacon Day is the Saturday before Labor Day, and September 15th is National Linguine Day, National Double Cheeseburger Day, and Day.  Interestingly, September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day (just a few days after Double Cheeseburger day.)  September 20th is National Punch Day and Wife Appreciation Day…is that just bad taste?  September 22nd is Hobbit Day, and the 23rd is Celebrate Bi-sexuality Day.  In spite of bad press the 26th is National Shamu the Whale Day and the 27th is National Corned Beef Hash Day.  And one of my favorites…September 30th is Blasphemy Day.


Stroll amongst villages and guilds, converse with royalty and show your true knighthood as Clark County Parks and Recreation presents the 28th Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival at Sunset Park Oct. 13-15, 2023.  For more than two decades, the three-day outdoor festival has brought more than 35,000+ locals and visitors together for a weekend full of authentic medieval fun as Sunset Park is transformed into a magical wonderland. The Age of Chivalry will immerse visitors in the Renaissance era with numerous villages and different guilds, activities, historical reenactments, live performances and an array of authentic period foods and beverages – truly an event that is fun for the entire family. The festival boasts more than 100 artisans from throughout the U.S. and Canada including gold and silver smiths, stained glass designers, costume makers, wood workers, toy makers, leather workers, perfume blenders, potters, armor makers and many more.


Providing a unique opportunity to interact with U2's rich artistic legacy, Vibee -- the Live Nation-founded destination experience company and VIP package provider for the band's highly anticipated 'U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere' shows -- has developed "Zoo Station: A U2:UV Experience", the ultimate hub for fans. The fan portal, opening on September 28, was created to support U2's groundbreaking run of shows, which will see the world's biggest rock band launch the world's most state-of-the-art venue in Las Vegas kicking off the next day.  Developed in collaboration with Gavin Friday, U2's longtime Creative Director, and with direct input from the band, Zoo Station comprises more than 12,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space across two floors, and is conveniently located within The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas, the only resort with direct access to Sphere.


Zach Bryan announced his 2024 North American run, The Quittin Time Tour.  The tour will come to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas June 7 and 8, 2024. The two shows will be supported by Sierra Ferrell and Levi Turner.  Bryan's 2024 tour will take place in stadiums and major arenas across North America, kicking off in Chicago with two shows at the United Center on March 6 and 7, before heading out coast to coast with stops at football stadiums in Denver, Foxborough, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Tampa, Arlington, and Minneapolis.


Get ready for a night of legendary comedy as Rob Schneider takes over the M Pavilion stage at M Resort Spa Casino on Saturday, November 11, 2023, for his worldwide standup comedy tour, Rob Schneider: The Narcissist Confessions. Schneider is a veteran of the award-winning NBC sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live" and a successful film and television actor.  Rob Schneider is an accomplished actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. He started his stand-up career in high school opening for the popular San Francisco band "Head On," and was a regular guest on local radio. An opening slot on The Dennis Miller Show garnered Schneider an appearance on HBO's "13th Annual Young Comedians" special, also hosted by Miller. The special led to a coveted position as a writer for SNL in 1988. Schneider swiftly moved from a writer and featured player to a full cast member with a cast that included Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and the late Chris Farley. 


M Resort
San Gennaro Feast 
Wednesday, September 20 – Sunday, September 24 
Wednesday – Thursday 4 – 11 p.m.; Friday 4 p.m. – midnight; Saturday 1 p.m. – midnight; Sunday 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.  The San Gennaro Feast is the biggest Italian food and music festival held bi-annually in honor of the Saint Gennaro, the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy. The festival features a wide variety of ethnic food vendors, arts and crafts, home exhibits, pony rides & petting zoo, face painters, live international acts hourly on the main concert stage, and amusement rides and games fun for the whole family! Each festival expects to out-do the last, so don't miss out on the best Italian Heritage Celebration this side of Naples!


In partnership with Todd Fisher and the Debbie Reynolds Estate, The Neon Museum is debuting a new exhibition called "The Persona, The Person: Debbie Reynolds in Las Vegas," honoring the Las Vegas legacy of the legendary entertainer. From her years performing at the Riviera, Desert Inn and South Point to owning the Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Hotel, her impact on the city will be spotlighted during a limited run at City Hall's Grand Gallery in downtown Las Vegas, September 5 through October 26.

The exhibition is a headlining experience in The Neon Museum's second annual Duck Duck Shed, a citywide cultural, design and entertainment festival taking place October 4-7, celebrating the allure of Las Vegas' past and present with behind-the-scenes tours, exclusive exhibitions and thought-provoking discussions.  "The Persona, The Person: Debbie Reynolds in Las Vegas" will feature Reynolds' exquisite handmade gowns, costumes and personal effects from her and her family's time living and performing in Las Vegas (1962-2014), including memorabilia depicting her friendship with Liberace to the red-beaded tuxedo she performed in at the Riviera after signing Las Vegas' first ever million-dollar contract in 1962. 


The popular holiday tradition "Tournament of Kings: 'Twas the Knight" will return to Excalibur Hotel & Casino Wednesday, Nov. 22 – Monday, Dec. 25 for another winter wonderland themed celebration. Guests can celebrate holiday cheer with "huzzahs" while rooting on their favorite king in the festive battle for honor.  King Arthur and his Kingdom cordially invite guests to witness the mythical Merlin summon snowfall upon the Kingdom while the kings joust and participate in festive medieval games. Guests will have a holly jolly time listening to holiday-inspired music, poems and songs. "Tournament of Kings: 'Twas the Knight" will immerse guests into the joy of the season with splendidly designed costumes, banners, flags and a castle light illuminating a cheerful spirit upon the lands.  All who experience the holiday show will be transported to the medieval times while devouring a three-course feast with King Arthur's favorite utensil – his hands. The holiday meal includes season roasted Cornish Game Hen, roasted sweet potatoes, fresh corn on the cob, a soft baked dinner roll and a cherry hand pie. 


This week, ticket sales for Kylie Minogue’s first-ever Las Vegas residency at Voltaire at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas went on sale. After overwhelming demand, Voltaire and Minogue have announced 10 additional performances to May 2024.

Friday, December 15, 2023

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Friday, March 8, 2024

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Friday, March 15, 2024

Saturday March 16, 2024

Friday April 26, 2024

Saturday April 27, 2024

Friday May 3, 2024

Saturday May 4, 2024

Opening November 3, Voltaire blurs the lines between an intimate club, concert, and non-stop entertainment venue. Voltaire will usher in a new destination nightlife scene with Minogue at the forefront following her smash hit “Padam Padam” and upcoming “Tension” album release.


Embrace the macabre and step into the twisted world of ABANDON, a frightening, kinky, and darkly humorous theatrical experience, where the line between pleasure and pain blurs into a mind-bending world of unspeakable horrors and forbidden desires. Presented by Las Vegas Horror Show, LLC and co-produced with Vegas Theatre Company, ABANDON will explore the darkest corners of the human psyche and terrify Las Vegas audiences for a five-week run in the vibrant Las Vegas Arts District, beginning Thursday, October 5, 2023.  Set in the dark corners of 1800s Paris, ABANDON pushes the boundaries of live theater, while taking audiences on a terrifying journey through the life and writings of the Marquis de Sade during his years spent imprisoned in insane asylums. ABANDON is a truly unique theatrical experience, where psychological terror, grotesque beauty, and edgy kink collide to create a horror production like no other. This is an experience that will haunt audiences long after the final curtain falls.


After selling out more than 65 shows in 2023, award-winning artist Luis Miguel will continue his word tour in 2024. Stopping at more than 50 cities and produced by Cardenas Marketing Network, Inc. and Fénix Entertainment, the tour will make a stop in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena Friday, April 19, 2024.  To speak of Luis Miguel is to speak of one of the most important and influential artists of Spanish music. Having recorded his first album when he was 12 years old, Miguel has captivated multiple generations with his prestigious voice throughout his more than 40-year career. He is often recognized as one of the most iconic artists in the history of Spanish-speaking music.


Trumpeter and singer Brian Newman today announced 12 new performance dates of his late-night show Brian Newman: AFTER DARK. Newman will perform at the NoMad Library at NoMad Las Vegas with all shows scheduled to begin at 11:30 p.m.

Newman’s 2023 show dates are:

Thursday, Aug. 31

September 2 – 3; 6 – 7; 9 – 10; 28; 30

October 1; 4 – 5

Serving as the bandleader for the LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO resident show at Dolby Live, Brian Newman: AFTER DARK is reimagining the storied Las Vegas lounge by bringing a swinging, cocktail-swilling ode to “Vintage Las Vegas” to NoMad Library at Park MGM, where classic Vegas vibes never sleep. Seizing the spirit made famous by Louis Prima in the late ‘50s and ‘60s, this widely heralded late-night romp is the modern version of what it once was. Filled with great music and new friends as well as featuring special guest performers from New York, Las Vegas, and beyond, AFTER DARK will be an intimate evening of stars, singing sirens, burlesque queens and icons on stage and screen.

Mark your calendars for a night to remember as THE ROD EXPERIENCE, featuring Carmine Appice and Rick St. James, will take over the stage inside the M Pavilion at M Resort Spa Casino on Saturday, October 14, 2023. It's not a tribute; it's a trip back in time to the legendary period of Rod Stewart, created and spearheaded by Carmine who was part of it. Sit back and enjoy Rick St. James who is generally regarded as the world's finest performer to play Rod as he looks the part, plays the role, and, most importantly, sings the part to a "T."  For seven years, Rod Stewart and Carmine Appice were close collaborators writing, recording, and thrilling millions of fans. Rod was at the very top of his game regarding chart success and sheer numbers of tickets sold worldwide. And by his side during those most crucial years was Carmine Appice. After seeing a recent Rod Stewart concert, Carmine said, "I miss playing those songs live." So, he recreated the magic of that classic Rod Stewart show with THE ROD EXPERIENCE, which soon became an acclaimed Rod tribute starring Rick St. James as Rod Stewart.


Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Bruno Mars today announced he will add five December 2023 performances, including two New Year’s Eve weekend shows, at Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas.

December 22 – 23; 28; 30 – 31

Fourteen-time GRAMMY-Award winner and 30-time GRAMMY Award nominee Bruno Mars is a celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, and musician who has sold over 200 million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. Mars accepted Album Of The Year (An Evening with Silk Sonic) on behalf of the duo, Silk Sonic, during the 2022 BET Awards. Previously sweeping the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, the super duo took home four awards including Record Of The Year (“Leave The Door Open”), Song Of The Year (“Leave The Door Open”), Best R&B Performance (“Leave The Door Open”), and Best R&B Song (“Leave The Door Open”). This came after “Leave The Door Open” became Mars’ 17th song to reach Multi-Platinum status.


Due to popular demand, comedian Gabriel Iglesias will perform a third show at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In addition to his previously announced September 15 – 16 show dates, Iglesias will bring his hilarious comedy to Las Vegas Sunday, Sept. 17.  Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias is one of the world's most successful stand-up comedians. He recently became the second-highest grossing touring comedian and is one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with over 1.1 billion views and over 25 million fans on social media.


T-Mobile Arena

Sunday, Sept. 10:  Las Vegas Aces vs. Phoenix Mercury

Thursday, Sept. 14:  Carin Leon

Friday, Sept. 15:  Marco Antonio Solis

Saturday, Sept. 16:Noche UFC:  Grasso vs. Shevchenko 2

Sunday, Sept. 17:  Maná

September 22 – 23:  iHeartRadio Music Festival

Performances by top artists including Kane Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Fall Out Boy, Foo Fighters, and more

Saturday, Sept. 30:  Canelo vs. Charlo Championship Boxing

Monday, Oct. 9:  Los Angeles Lakers vs. Brooklyn Nets Pre-Season Game

Friday, Oct. 13:  Romeo Santos

October 20 – 22:  Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Team Series Championship 

Saturday, Oct. 28:  SZA

Friday, Nov. 3:  Doja Cat

Monday, Nov. 6:  2023 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Series

Featuring LSU vs. Colorado (Women’s), USC vs. Ohio State (Women’s), Georgia vs. Oregon (Women’s) and USC vs. Kansas State (Men’s)

November 17 & 19:  Continental TireMain Event Basketball

Friday, Nov. 24:  Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin & Pitbull

Friday, Dec. 1:  Depeche Mode

December 7 – 9:  NBA In-Season Tournament: Semi-Finals and Championship Games

Friday, April 19, 2024:  Luis Miguel

March 1 – 2, 2024:  Madonna

June 7 – 8, 2024:  Zach Bryan

August 15 – 18, 2024:  Abu Dhabi Combat Club


Vegas Golden Knights 2023-2024 Pre-Season Schedule

All games are subject to change

Friday, Sept. 29:  VGK vs. Arizona Coyotes

Tuesday, Oct. 3:  VGK vs. San Jose Sharks

Thursday, Oct. 5:  VGK vs. Colorado Avalanche

Vegas Golden Knights 2023-2024 Regular Season Home Schedule

Tuesday, Oct. 10:  VGK vs. Seattle Kraken

Saturday, Oct. 14:  VGK vs. Anaheim Ducks

Tuesday, Oct. 17:  VGK vs. Dallas Stars

Tuesday, Oct. 24:  VGK vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Friday, Oct. 27:  VGK vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Monday, Oct. 30:  VGK vs. Montreal Canadiens

Thursday, Nov. 2:  VGK vs. Winnipeg Jets

Saturday, Nov. 4:  VGK vs. Colorado Avalanche

Wednesday, Nov. 8:  VGK vs. Los Angeles Kings

Friday, Nov. 10:  VGK vs. San Jose Sharks

Saturday, Nov. 25:  VGK vs. Arizona Coyotes

Saturday, Dec. 2:  VGK vs. Washington Capitals

Monday, Dec. 4:  VGK vs. St. Louis Blues

Tuesday, Dec. 12:  VGK vs. Buffalo Sabres

Sunday, Dec. 17:  VGK vs. Ottawa Senators

Thursday, Dec. 28:  VGK vs. Los Angeles Kings

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024:  VGK vs. Florida Panthers

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024:  VGK vs. New York Islanders

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024:  VGK vs. Boston Bruins

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024:  VGK vs. Calgary Flames

Monday, Jan. 15, 2024:  VGK vs. Nashville Predators

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024:  VGK vs. New York Rangers

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024:  VGK vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024:  VGK vs. Edmonton Oilers

Monday, Feb. 12, 2024:  VGK vs. Minnesota Wild

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024:  VGK vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024:  VGK vs. Nashville Predators

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024:  VGK vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Thursday, March 7, 2024:  VGK vs. Vancouver Canucks

Saturday, March 9, 2024:  VGK vs. Detroit Red Wings

Sunday, March 17, 2024:  VGK vs. New Jersey Devils

Tuesday, March 19, 2024:  VGK vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Thursday, March 21, 2024:  VGK vs. Seattle Kraken

Saturday, March 23, 2024:  VGK vs. Columbus Blue Jackets

Tuesday, April 2, 2024:  VGK vs. Vancouver Canucks

Friday, April 12, 2024:  VGK vs. Minnesota Wild

Sunday, April 14, 2024:  VGK vs. Colorado Avalanche

Tuesday, April 16, 2024:  VGK vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Thursday, April 18, 2024:  VGK vs. Anaheim Ducks


MGM Grand Garden Arena

Friday, Sept. 1:  Jelly Roll

Saturday, Sept. 2:  LL Cool J

Friday, Sept. 8:  Jonas Brothers

Saturday, Sept. 9:  PlayboiCarti

Wednesday, Sept. 13:Maluma

Thursday, Sept. 14:  RBD

September 15 – 16:Alejandro Fernández

Friday, Sept. 29:  Kali Uchis

Saturday, Oct. 7:  The Event Hosted by Shaquille O’Neal Foundation

Friday, Oct. 13:  Shinedown

Saturday, Oct. 21:  Wu-Tang Clan and Nas

Friday, Oct. 27:  Jonas Brothers

Friday, Dec. 8:  Cody Johnson


Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay  

Friday, Sept. 15:  Banda MS

Saturday, Oct. 7:Joji

Saturday, Oct. 14:  Christian Nodal

Saturday, Oct. 21:FuerzaRegida

November 23 – 24:  Vegas Showdown Basketball Tournament

Featuring Arizona State, BYU, NC State and Vanderbilt

Saturday, Dec. 9:  Jon Pardi

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024:  Los Tigres Del Norte

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024:  Los Temerarios


Las Vegas Aces 2023 Regular Season Home Schedule 

All game dates are subject to change 

Thursday, Aug. 31:  Las Vegas Aces vs. Washington Mystics

Saturday, Sept. 2:  Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm


House of Blues at Mandalay Bay

Erika Jayne

September 1 – 3; 22 – 23

November 17; 19

December 1 – 2

Gospel Brunch

Sunday, Sept. 24

October 1; 29

Sunday, Nov. 19

December 10; 17

Carlos Santana

September 6; 8 – 10; 13; 15; 17

November 1; 3 – 5; 8; 10 – 12

Dolby Live at Park MGM

September 15 – 17:  Luis Miguel

October 6 – 7:  Anita Baker

Friday, Nov. 17:  Bill Burr

December 8 – 9:  Cody Jinks


Extended Engagements


October 11; 13 – 14; 18; 20; 22; 25; 27 – 28

November 3 – 4; 7 – 8; 10 – 11; 21 – 22; 24 – 25; 29

December 1 – 2

Bruno Mars:

December 22 – 23; 28; 30 – 31


Thursday, Aug. 31

September 2 – 3; 6 – 7; 9 – 10; 28; 30

October 1; 4 – 5 


The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

August 31 – September2:  Tom Segura

Sunday, Sept. 3:  Brent Faiyaz

September 8 – 9:  Matt Rife

September 15 – 17:  Gabriel Iglesias

Saturday, Sept. 30:  Chris Distefano

Friday, Oct. 13:  Ryan Adams & The Cardinals

Saturday, Oct. 14:  Myke Towers

Friday, Nov. 3:  Hozier

Saturday, Dec. 9:  Ian Munsick

December 14 – 15:  Parker McCollum

Saturday, Dec. 16:  Chris Young

Sunday, Dec. 24:  Googoosh


Extended Engagements

Billy Idol:

October 20 – 21; 25; 27 – 28


David Copperfield Theater 

David Copperfield 

Dates & Times:  Sunday – Friday | 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 

 Saturday | 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. 

Additional Dark Dates:September 11 – 21


Extended Engagements

Bill Maher:

September 15 – 16

November 3 – 4

Rodney Carrington:

December 7 – 9; 14 – 16

Steve Trevino:

December 10 – 13 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.