July 2018

July is the hottest month of the year in Las Vegas. It’s hot out there!  Stay inside!  Stay hydrated!  Use sunscreen!  The thing about living in the desert is...during the summer, it gets hot. There are some essentials that you will need in order to cope with the heat in the desert... sunscreen! Water—stay hydrated, (and try putting fruit in your water (oranges, raspberries, etc) to help with electrolytes,) and be sure to use lotion, and limit your time in the sun. The best place to be is inside a casino or a showroom. When the tourists are not inside; they'll be hanging out on the Strip suffering from heat exhaustion, or by the pool getting sun burnt. It's also a great time to really enjoy the summer nights.

Did you know that if you leave your cell phone in the direct sun for even a short period of time, it will overheat and not work?

Death Valley had such a problem with people frying eggs on their sidewalks, that it is now illegal. The pavement is hot. You may have to rethink when and how you walk your dogs. If the pavement is too hot for you to walk on with your bare feet...then your dog will be burning the pads on its paws.

July is the national month for a lot of things...Air-Conditioning Appreciation Days, Bereaved Parents Month, Bioterrorism/Disaster Education and Awareness Month, Blueberries Month, Cell Phone Courtesy Month, Family Reunion Month, Hemochromatosis Screening Awareness Month, Herbal/Prescription Awareness Month, International Blondie and Deborah Harry Month, International Group B Strep Awareness Month, Lasagna Awareness Month, Baked Bean Month, Child-Centered Divorce Month, Culinary Arts Month, Doghouse Repairs Month, Grilling Month, Horseradish Month, Hot Dog Month, Ice Cream Month, Make a Difference to Children Month, Pickle Month, Picnic Month, Recreation and Parks Month, Share A Sunset With Your Lover Month, Wheelchair Beautification Month, Sandwich Generation Month, Smart Irrigation Month, Social Wellness Month, Tour de France Month, and Women's Motorcycle Month

With that out of the way, let's talk about fun stuff...the first week of July is packed with stuff, but will be dominated by two events; the Fourth of July, and the UFC Fight week.  Many people are making a 5-day weekend out of the celebration.

Our Independence Day is bigger and better here than just about anywhere else in the country. The entire valley is going to part of this celebration. Over a quarter of a million people are expected to be visiting here on the fourth, and if you are anywhere near, or in view of, the Strip you are in for an amazing fireworks display. There are events planned all over the city, and it will be almost impossible to miss. I would suggest seeking high ground...and watching the multiple displays that go out across the city.

The purchase of the "safe and sane" fireworks are legal in Clark County, the local fire departments are hoping that few indulge themselves. After having a long bout of no rain and hot weather, the fire alerts are on an all time high---there is a lot of fuel out there. Wildfires are the plague the southwest and no one wants the situation to be worsened by additional fires caused by fireworks. "Unsafe and Insane" fireworks are available outside of the county, and are supposed to be illegal in Clark County, but they are seen going off all over the city. The Fourth is the only holiday that makes me nervous...there are just too many accidents. Do everyone and yourself a favor---watch one of the planned displays.

The 7th annual UFC International Fight Week™ will take place from Tuesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 8, with numerous events taking place throughout Las Vegas, including the Downtown Las Vegas Event Center, The Palms Casino Resort, and T-Mobile Arena.  UFC International Fight Week is highlighted by the prestigious 2018 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, an easily-accessible and fully interactive two-day UFC Fan Experience® and THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® FINALE: TAVARES vs. ADESANYA. The week-long festivities are anchored by the highly anticipated Superfight between UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC® 226: MIOCIC vs. CORMIER, presented by Modelo, which takes place on Saturday, July 7 at T-Mobile Arena. 

Tape Face will have four more weeks of summer shows at House of Tape, inside Harrah’s Las Vegas, before leaving to perform at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. Remaining dates are June 28-30 and July 1, 3-8, 10-15, 17-22. The show will resume again after the festival, on September 7. A former circus and street performer in his native New Zealand, Sam Wills has been performing as Tape Face since 2008. The Season 11 America’s Got Talent finalist spent 2016 and 2017 touring the world. From the world-famous Las Vegas Strip to London’s West End at the historic Garrick Theatre, this eccentric, modern silent stand-up is an award-winning show that audiences all over the world can’t stop talking about.

Master insult comedian, Colin Kane, has landed his first residency inside Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The new show, The Wolf, is the most biting, gentlemanly, adult comedy experience to debut in Las Vegas and will launch on Friday, July 27. Kane is best known for his in-your-face and off-the-cuff delivery. He holds the attention of his audience in the palm of his hand as he delivers an unlikely blend of piercing bite and authentic heart. Kane’s R-rated show, The Wolf, tackles relationships; dating; adult-only, memorable encounters; and anyone who is courageous enough to sit in the front row. Colin Kane will perform The Wolf July 27, Aug. 31 and Sept. 28 at 8:30 p.m.

At the South Point:

Norm Macdonald

Friday, June 29 – Sunday, July 1

Former NBC “Saturday Night Live” star, Norm Macdonald, returns to the South Point Showroom stage for an evening of hilarious standup marked by his unmistakable comedy style. Besides standup comedy acts, Macdonald is best known for popular roles on ABC’s “Roseanne,” ABC’s “The Drew Carey Show” and NBC’s “NewsRadio.” 

American Trilogy

Friday, July 6 – Sunday, July 8

The South Point Showroom welcomes American Trilogy to the stage where they will showcase an incredible tribute to three music legends: Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Neil Diamond. Trilogy will perform a show filled with the three legends' biggest hits as well as a patriotic finale.

Frankie Moreno

Thursday, July 12 and 26, Aug. 9 and 23

Named “Las Vegas Headliner of the Year” three times, South Point Showroom welcomes Frankie Moreno to the stage. At just the age of 10 years old, Moreno made his debut on CBS “Star Search.” Singer, showman, songwriter and musician, Moreno will entertain the audience with his highly contagious music and playful stage antics.

Joey Diaz

Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14

Entertainment industry veteran Joey Diaz will take over the South Point Showroom, showcasing his hilarious, raw comedy style. Diaz is best known for his guest role in the show "Law and Order" and in Hollywood blockbusters such as “Spider Man 2,” “Taxi” and “The Longest Yard.”

Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone

Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22

Hailing from the United Kingdom, the South Point Showroom welcomes back famed British pop group, Herman’s Hermits, starring Peter Noone. Guests will be transported to the time of classic rock and pop sounds as they enjoy a night filled with the band's classic hits, including “I’m Into Something Good,” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” “Can You Hear My Heartbeat” and “Just A Little Bit Better.”

Tower of Power – 50th Anniversary Tour

Friday, July 27 – Sunday, July 29

Tower of Power takes over the South Point Showroom as they keep guests dancing along all night long with their unique entertainment style. Long-time veterans of the music scene, Tower of Power is sure to entertain with their timeless rhythm and blues that generations of yesterday and today will enjoy. The night will feature hits such as “So Very Hard to Go,” “What Is Hip,” “You’re Still A Young Man” and “Down To The Nightclub.”

Comedian Dat Phan

Friday, Aug. 3 – Saturday, Aug. 4

Touring comedian Dat Phan returns to South Point Showroom to entertain audiences with a night of raucous jokes that will leave guests crying from laughter. Phan's career exploded after he won the first season of NBC's "Last Comic Standing” and now performs standup routines on stages across the country while breaking into the acting world.

Mrs. Vietnam World Pageant

Sunday, Aug. 5

The Mrs. Vietnam World Pageant returns to the South Point Showroom to crown Mrs. Vietnam. The pageant focuses on community service and is open to all married Vietnamese women around the world.  Additionally, guests can expect to enjoy the music of James Brown featuring Down Around Brown Town and a performance from the talented R.A.G.E dancers. The winner of the pageant will represent Vietnam is the Mrs. World Beauty Pageant in Sanya, China this December.

The Four Freshmen

Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday Aug. 11

Las Vegas natives, The Four Freshman, will take over the South Point Showroom and keep audiences singing and dancing all weekend long. The Four Freshmen formed in 1948 and have been touring worldwide ever since, with each member bringing remarkable vocal abilities and instruments such as drums, the trumpet, guitar and bass that make up their trademark vocal jazz harmony sounds.

Tony Orlando

Friday, Aug. 17 – Sunday, Aug. 19

Music legend Tony Orlando once again takes over the South Point Showroom stage for an evening of great entertainment. Orlando’s unmistakable smooth voice showcases the classic sounds of the past that will have guests singing along all night. Orlando will perform some of his greatest hits including “Sweet Gypsy Rose,” “Who’s In The Strawberry Patch with Sally,” “Knock Three Times,” "You're A Lady," “He Don’t Love You” and more.


The Las Vegas Strip was treated to a sweet escape as multi-Platinum recording artist and global icon Gwen Stefani debuted her headlining residency “Gwen Stefani – Just a Girl” inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  Tickets for performances of “Gwen Stefani – Just a Girl” through March 2019 are now on sale.

One of the nation’s best-loved television shows “American Idol” will bring the American Idol: Live! 2018 tour to the Orleans Arena on Sunday, July 29. The American Idol: Live! 2018 tour will feature performances from this season’s winner Maddie Poppe as well as this season’s top finalists, including Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee and Michael J. Woodard. Kris Allen, Season 8 winner of “American Idol” will also be a special guest on tour. 


BAZ – A Musical Tour de Force LAST CHANCE - After a great two-year run, July 29, 2018 will mark the final performance for BAZ – A Musical Tour de Force.  A new generation cabaret and high-energy movie-music mash-up that blends the world’s most iconic love stories as imagined by famed film visionary Baz Luhrmann, including “Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge,” and “The Great Gatsby.”

Get ready to rumble as Lucha Libre Las Vegas opens its ropes to an afternoon of pro-wrestling action on Sunday, July 22 at The Sahara Event Center (800 E. Karen Ave.). Wrestling fans can feast their eyes on legends such as creator and former WWE star Sinn Bodhi, Funnybone, Black Danger, Juventud Guerrera, Mariachi Loco and the legendary El Matematico. Doors and meet and greet for Lucha Libre Las Vegas are at 1:30 p.m. and is an all-ages event. Wrestling festivities include the Six Man Tag Team Battle Royal, the International 4-Way Match, the battle between underground Lucha Libre wrestler Ricky Mandell and Socal Crazy and six single and tag team matches featuring competitors from Mexico, California, Arizona, and Nevada.

JULY 2018 FEATURED ENTERTAINMENT AT THE GOLDEN NUGGET.  Golden Nugget Las Vegas has raised the standard for entertainment in downtown Las Vegas with its acclaimed 52 Fridays Concert Series. The resort presents a diverse lineup of weekly acts, from GRAMMY award-winning pop artists to rock and roll royalty. 

The Grass Roots – July 6 at 8 p.m. The Grass Roots had a series of major hits, most notably “Let’s Live for Today,” “Midnight Confessions,” “Temptation Eyes,” and “Two Divided by Love,” that helped define the essence of the era’s best radio. The Grass Roots managed to chart 14 Top 40 hits, including seven gold singles and one platinum single, and had two hit collections that effortlessly went gold.

Pure Prairie League – July 13 at 8 p.m. Pure Prairie League is an American country rock band from Waverly, Ohio, best known for the Top Ten hit “Let Me Love You Tonight.” They released eleven studio albums; their latest was 2005’s “All in Good Time.” They were founded in 1970 by lead vocalist/guitarist Craig Fuller, bassist Phil Stokes, guitarist Robin Suskind, steel guitar player John David Call, rhythm guitarist George Powell and drummer Tom McGrail. The current touring lineup features drummer Scott Thompson, John David Call, guitarist Donnie Lee Clark, bassist Mike Reilly, and George Powell.

Arrival From Sweden – July 20 at 8 p.m.  Arrival From Sweden is the world’s most popular and best-selling ABBA show band.  Since the start in 1995, the production has toured over 60 nations and appeared in several TV and radio shows all over the world. They have done 50 tours in the USA since 2005 and have played with over 60 symphony orchestras worldwide since 2007!

Ambrosia – July 27 at 8 p.m. Los Angeles quartet Ambrosia, whose founding members included guitarist/vocalist David Pack, bassist/vocalist Joe Puerta, keyboardist Christopher North, and drummer Burleigh Drummond, fused symphonic art rock with a slickly produced pop sound. The group was discovered in 1971 by Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Zubin Mehta, who featured Ambrosia as part of a so-called All-American Dream Concert. Their first record, “Ambrosia,” was released in 1975 and spawned the chart singles "Holdin' on to Yesterday" and "Nice, Nice, Very Nice." Ambrosia followed this success in 1980 with another number three hit, "Biggest Part of Me," and the number 13 follow-up "You're the Only Woman."

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, the North Carolina-based country-punk quintet on the rise, bring their unique spur-rattling style to Beauty Bar Las Vegas on Monday, July 16 at 8 p.m. This show is one of many country shows presented by Beauty Bar in recent months, which include touring acts such as Nikki Lane, JD McPherson, and Cash’d Out.  Sarah Shook & The Disarmers is a country band with a sneer, a bite, and no apologies.  Opening acts for this show include Timmy the Teeth, a Country/folk singer from American Fork, Utah, and local country songstress Paige Overton. Guests will want to bust out a fringe leather jacket and snakeskin boots for this grand ol’ time.

Professional Wrestling Show WWE NXT Live Comes to Orleans Arena July 28.  WWE NXT Live will return to Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena on Saturday, July 28, bringing professional wrestling superstars to the ring for an evening of entertaining, high-energy matches. The live event will feature NXT Champion Aleister Black, NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler, NXT North American Champion Adam Cole, and NXT Tag Team Champions Undisputed ERA wrestlers Ricochet, Velveteen Dream, Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, and more.

Breakout hip-hop artist, Playboi Carti, announced today a North American summer tour following the surprise release of his new album, Die Lit. The Atlanta-born rapper will perform at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Sunday, July 29 at 8 p.m.

Michael Che will bring his 2018 Summer Tour to the world-famous Comedy Cellar at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, alongside special guest Cipha Sounds. The Saturday Night Live star will perform two shows, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Iconic singer and songwriter Rod Stewart has announced new fall 2018 show dates for his record-breaking Las Vegas residency “Rod Stewart: The Hits.” at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The six new shows scheduled Nov. 21 – Dec. 2 will go on sale to the public. Now in its eighth year, “Rod Stewart: The Hits." has been experienced by over half a million fans and continues to play to sold-out crowds across the globe. Delivering chart-topping hits spanning Stewart’s over five-decade career including "You Wear It Well," "Maggie May," "Da Ya Think I’m Sexy," "The First Cut is the Deepest," "Tonight’s the Night" and "Hot Legs" the production remains one of the best-reviewed and must-see shows on the Las Vegas Strip.

HISTORY®, Nitro Circus and Caesars Palace have partnered for, “Evel Live,” an unprecedented three hour live event airing on Sunday, July 8 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on HISTORY®. “Evel Live” will see motorsports superstar Travis Pastrana pay tribute to Evel Knievel, the founding father of motorcycle stunts, and aim to the push the limits even farther than the American icon. Caesars Palace, world-famous home of memorable moments in both sport and entertainment and the site of Evel Knievel’s legendary fountain jump 50 years ago, will host the grand finale jump, both for a national TV audience and a packed Las Vegas crowd. During “Evel Live,” Pastrana will aim to surpass three of Knievel’s most infamous jumps over the course of three hours in one action-packed night, including jumping the length of 52+ crushed cars and 16 Greyhound buses directly behind Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Paris Las Vegas and Bally’s Las Vegas. The finale will occur over the iconic fountains of Caesars Palace. If successful, Pastrana will break Knievel’s records and will be the first person to complete three of Knievel’s greatest jumps consecutively. The events are free and open to the public, and tickets are not required.

American rock band, Lifehouse, will take over M Pool for a high-energy performance as part of M Resort Spa Casino’s summer concert series on Friday, July 20. Since releasing their debut album, No Name Face, in 2001, Lifehouse has sold more than 15 million records worldwide and played sold-out shows around the globe. Over their 17-year career, the group has forged a path that most bands only dream about, topping Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, having hit songs such as “Hanging by a Moment” on the radio, and sharing the stage at arenas with legends including The Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam and Matchbox Twenty. Comprised of founder and singer/songwriter Jason Wade, Bryce Soderberg on bass and Ricky Woolstenhulme Jr. who plays the drums, Lifehouse is an American rock band like no other.

After launching to critical acclaim, MARILYN! THE NEW MUSICAL is going on a summer hiatus from Tuesday, June 19 through Monday, Sept. 3 in order to further refine the show and prepare for the Las Vegas-created production to launch a national tour. Performances at Paris Las Vegas will resume Tuesday, Sept. 4.

Shiver with antici… –pation, for the cult-classic Rocky Horror Picture Show – Live! as it returns to House of Blues on Sunday, July 29, 2018.  Fans are in for a raucous good time as the talented cast brings the 1975 cult classic musical to life in a completely immersive, off-the-stage Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience. Assembled from casts of the top shows on the Las Vegas Strip and around the city, the brilliant actors and singers bring the music of the film to life and will have fans doing the Time Warp again.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8.  Formed more than 50 years ago, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has been impressing fans with their classic country rock sound. Throughout the years, the band has released several multi-platinum and gold-selling records as well as a string of Top 10 hits, including “Fishin’ in the Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles.” Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has also received multiple Grammy, IBMA and CMA awards and nominations.

Reggae YouTube star Conkarah is returning to Las Vegas for a performance inside Crimson at Red Rock Resort on Saturday, July 21, 2018. The Oxford dictionary defines a conqueror as “a person who conquers a place or people.” This definition aptly describes Conkarah, recording artiste from Kingston, Jamaica. Conkarah aka Nicholas Murray was born in Kingston, Jamaica to his British mother and Jamaican father. Growing up in a culturally-diverse home gave this musician a reason to want to explore the world. After successfully receiving his degree in Broadcasting at The University of Charleston, West Virginia, Conkarah set out to begin his musical journey. To date, Conkarah has successfully completed two world tours conquering the hearts of fans in Europe, Asia, The Caribbean and the Pacific - including countries and islands such as Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Belize, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu just to name a few.

Rock legends George Thorogood & The Destroyers are returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at the Sunset Amphitheater at Sunset Station on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 8 p.m. George Thorogood & The Destroyers’ self-titled and now-classic debut on Rounder would soon be certified Gold. Over the course of 16 studio albums – including six Gold and two Platinum discs on Rounder, EMI and Capitol – the band would amass an unmatched catalog of hits that includes “Who Do You Love,” “I Drink Alone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over,” “Get A Haircut” and the ultimate badass anthem, “Bad To The Bone.”

Fighters Only Magazine is set to celebrate 10 straight years of honoring the world’s greatest mixed martial arts performances and personas with the World MMA Awards on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Taking place live from the Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort, this year’s Annual MMA Awards takes place just prior to the start of International Fight Week, giving fans from all corners of the globe the opportunity to attend this star-studded black-tie gala.

Brian McKnight, award-winning R&B legend, is bringing his extensive catalog of hits to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, July 27. Brian McKnight has gained international and domestic recognition, earning himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 19 albums to date over the past 25 years, selling over 30 million albums worldwide. With 16 Grammy Award nominations and numerous chart-topping songs, McKnight has established himself as a musical legacy. In 1992, McKnight released his self-titled first album, which landed on the Billboard 200 chart. His video for “Anytime” was nominated for Best Male Video at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards. McKnight has been the recipient of Soul Train Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Songwriter of The Year. His most notable album, Back At One, sold over 3 million copies.

America’s premier ’80s concert tour Retro Futura comes to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino’s Concerts on the Beach series sponsored by Coors Light and Pepsi Saturday, July 21 at 9 p.m.

Comedy legend Sinbad is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at the Grand Events Center inside Green Valley Ranch Resort on Friday, July 6, 2018 at 8 p.m.  A Michigan native, Sinbad began his comedy career in the 1980s after appearing on “Star Search,” which soon led to roles on “The Redd Foxx Show” and “A Different World.” By the early 1990s, Sinbad was a household name, with a number of television and film credits to his name, including “The Sinbad Show,” his first HBO special, “Sinbad: Brain Damaged,” “Necessary Roughness,” “Houseguest,” “First Kid,” “Jingle All the Way” and “Good Burger” He continues to perform around the world and recently lent his voice to Disney Junior’s “The Lion Guard.”

Following up on her previously sold-out tour, comedian Iliza returns to The Mirage Hotel & Casino Saturday, July 7 at 10 p.m. with her Iliza: Elder Millennial Tour.  Fresh off the release of her first book Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity, she comes packed her unique brand of “digestible feminist” humor, finding laughs in the way both women and men behave in hopes we can all learn to better understand one another. Since becoming the youngest and only female to win NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, Iliza has become one of today’s funniest touring comedians with a legion of loyal fans who go so far as to create their own Iliza-inspired swag to wear to her shows.

UFC commentator and Aces of Comedy veteran Joe Rogan will return to The Mirage Hotel & Casino Friday, July 6 at 10 p.m.  A stand-up comedian for more than 20 years, Rogan sells out theaters worldwide with his inquisitive and intense comedic style. His fifth stand-up special, “Joe Rogan: Triggered,” is currently streaming on Netflix. He also is the host of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes. Since 2002, Rogan has provided color commentary for the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Pay Per View and FOX.  

Due to popular demand, multi-GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Bruno Mars has added three additional performances at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino – July 25, 27 and 28.  Bruno Mars is a 21-time GRAMMY Award nominee and multi-GRAMMY winner. The celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, musician has sold over 180 million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. His most recent critically acclaimed and RIAA certified 2x platinum album, “24K Magic,” made an impressive debut atop the Top Digital Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts, while also remaining in the Top 10 for 33 consecutive weeks. Additionally, the album and its lead single, “24K Magic,” simultaneously hit No. 1 on the iTunes Overall Albums and Overall Songs charts week of release. The single has since climbed to No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has also officially been certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA. Mars’ 4x platinum certified single, "That's What I Like," recently climbed to #1 on the Hot 100, marking his seventh Hot 100 chart-topper and his first #1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart, where it remained at the top-spot for 19 consecutive weeks. Mars is the first artist to have two songs spend 24 or more weeks in the Hot 100's top 5 ("That's What I Like" and "Uptown Funk"). Additionally, Bruno is now the only artist in the last year to have two quadruple-platinum singles from the same album. Bruno is also one of the few artists to have written and produced each of his No. 1 hits and has had a No. 1 song on the Hot 100 from each of his first three studio albums. With seven Hot 100 #1s, Mars is now tied with Elvis Presley, Phil Collins, and Frankie Valli for the seventh most chart-toppers among male soloists, and is also ranked #1 amongst male artists with the most Hot 100 No.1s for this decade; extending his lead over Justin Bieber, Drake, Eminem, and The Weeknd. What’s more, Bruno recently took home two BET Awards this past June, including the coveted Best Male R&B/Pop Artist award. To celebrate his latest album, Mars has been traveling the globe on his massive “24K Magic World Tour”, which sold over 1 million tickets in a single day. In 2015, Bruno dominated charts with hit single “Uptown Funk.” The worldwide smash is the longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 single of the 2010s, and is only the 10th single in the Hot 100’s 57-year history to spend at least 14 weeks at Number 1. “Uptown Funk” took home 3 GRAMMY Awards this past year, including the coveted Record of the Year award. Last February, Mars returned to the Super Bowl Halftime stage to perform alongside Beyoncé and Coldplay at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. In 2014, Mars made NFL history with the second most watched Super Bowl Halftime Show, which saw a record-breaking total viewership of over 115.3 million, all while being the youngest artist ever to serve as the sole NFL Super Bowl Halftime headliner. The performance gained him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program.  According to Billboard, Bruno Mars scored his first five Hot 100 No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley.  As a singer, songwriter and producer, Bruno Mars has an impressive catalog of 37 Hot 100 hits.

Acclaimed actor Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters are returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at Rocks Lounge inside Red Rock Resort on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 8 p.m. Fronted by the mercurial actor and musician Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters released their debut album The Boxmasters in 2008. The band is made up of Thornton (vocals and drums), J.D. Andrew (guitar, bass and vocals), and Teddy Andreadis (keyboards).

After more than two decades and 20 million albums sold globally, Counting Crows will celebrate 25 years of making music by hitting the road for a worldwide “25 YEARS AND COUNTING” tour, making a stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday, July 14.

Following a global tour that saw pop icon Adam Ant play to more than 75,000 fans in sold-out venues throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, Adam is bringing his ANTHEMS – The Singles tour to the intimate Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 8 p.m.

GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum songstress Halsey brings her summer Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour to the intimate Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 8 p.m. All over the world, Halsey will be accompanied a team of incredible, buzzing, accomplished female artists, including rising soul crooner Jessie Reyez, the special guest for the Las Vegas date.  Halsey’s announcement comes hot-off-the-heels of her new single “Alone,” featuring the swaggering Big Sean and Island-trailblazer Stefflon Don. “Alone” surpassed 1 million streams on both Spotify and Apple Music in three days. In the U.S., “Alone” has been added to 90 Top 40 stations in its first week.

South African heavy grunge band Seether brings the Poison the Parish World Tour with special guest 10 Years to House of Blues Las Vegas on Saturday, July 28, 2018. 

Danny Zelisko presents singer-songwriter Jackson Browne at The Smith Center, Las Vegas Friday, July 13th at 8:00pm in support of his summer 2018 Tour.  Accompanying Browne on the road this summer are longtime band mates Val McCallum (guitar), Mauricio Lewak (Drums), Jeff Young (keyboards), Bob Glaub (bass), Alethea Mills (Vocals) and the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz (guitar, lap steel, pedal steel). “This is my ideal band, with some of my favorite players, whose combined gifts provide the musical foundation and emotional underpinnings of my new songs,” says Browne. “The interplay between Val McCallum and Greg Leisz - the effortlessness of their chemistry is a gift really, that just dropped into my lap. I feel fortunate to have them out on the road for this tour.”

Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY-nominated artist Logic – among the top streaming artists in the world with billions of streams to date – today announces his new summer amphitheater and arena “The Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody Tour” with support from rising hip-hop artists NF and KYLE. The 33-date tour produced by Live Nation will make a Las Vegas stop at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m.

By popular demand, comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for another night of their hilarious “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko” on Sunday, July 1. In this special performance, Martin and Short will present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations on their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show-business and stand-up.

As the brand that encourages moms to support each other and #MomOn, Yoplait is thrilled to once again partner with the comedy duo of Jen Smedley and Kristin Hensley, creators and stars of the hit Facebook weekly series, #IMomSoHard, on their second cross-country comedy tour, including a stop at the Grand Events Center inside Green Valley Ranch Resort on Saturday, July 7 at 8 p.m. No one can make moms feel as uncomfortably normal as Hensley and Smedley. With more than 1.5 million followers on social media and 120 million views of their web series in less than 2 years, the Nebraska natives blend of honesty and humor resonates with moms and dads alike, proving these two have become the hottest tickets in town.

Emmy Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated actor and comedian Wayne Brady will return to the Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage Hotel & Casino Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, Sept. 2. The actor, singer, dancer, improviser, songwriter and television personality is known for his work as a regular on the improvisational comedy television series, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” He has earned two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show Host for CBS’s “Let’s Make A Deal.” His television credits include guest starring on “30 Rock,” “Everybody Loves Chris,” “Dirt,” as well as a recurring role on “How I Met Your Mother.”

Today, Kevin Hart announced he is expanding his widely successful and massively hysterical ‘The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour,’ adding over 100 new dates across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will make a Las Vegas stop at MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, July 6 at 7 p.m.  Hart’s last multi-city domestic and international WHAT NOW comedy tour sold out large venues all over the world, including being the first comedian to sell out an NFL stadium, selling over 50,000 tickets in one show at Lincoln Financial Field. Internationally, he sold out over a dozen arenas in the European market, selling over 150,000 tickets, and sold out arenas across Australia, selling 100,000 tickets. Hart’s hit comedy tour grossed over $100 million worldwide.

Jim Gaffigan, three-time Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer and best-selling author, announced today that he will return to Las Vegas to perform two nights at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace as part of The Fixer Upper tour. Gaffigan is scheduled to perform Friday, July 20, 2018. Gaffigan, who is one of the world’s highest grossing stand-up comedians, is currently on his Noble Ape international arena and theater comedy tour, with dates in China, Japan, England, Canada, Paris, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, etc. This past January, he premiered his fifth one-hour stand up special, Cinco, on Netflix, who also purchased the exclusive rights to Gaffigan’s four other stand-up specials in an unprecedented deal. The album version of Cinco, Gaffigan’s fifth album, became available on June 13 and during that week, Gaffigan had six albums in the top 10 comedy albums list on iTunes. Cinco garnered impressive reviews, with A.V. Club calling Jim, “One of our most intelligent observational humorists.”

It's so hot, from around Vegas:

-You notice your car overheating before you drive it.
-Your computer won't work unless it has its own AC blowing on it.
-Hot air balloons can't go up, because the air outside is hotter than the air inside.
-Airplanes can't land because the asphalt is too soft.
-You discover that it only takes two fingers to drive your car.
-The swans in the park come in "original recipe" and "extra crispy."
-Hotter water comes from the cold water tap than the hot one.
-The strawberries are ripe and the cab drivers are riper.
-Your pool water starts to boil in the sun.
-Pigs complain about sweating like fat humans.
-A scalding hot shower still cools you down.
-You've been getting hot flashes, and you're a man.
-People walking down the sidewalk spontaneously burst into flames.
-A $20 surcharge is added to your bill when you eat at air-conditioned restaurants.
-The politicians take their hands out of your pockets to fan themselves.
-You need a spatula to remove your clothing.
-When the beer gut and big butt don't keep you from wearing shorts.
-You wish you had gotten the cloth seats instead of leather.
-You ask your boss for extra work so you can be in the air conditioning as much as possible.

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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