June 2021


Las Vegas is now open!  No more mask or distancing mandates (unless you’re not vaccinated…what the hell, no excuse.  Get vaccinated.  Go!)  What a difference a year makes (and more than half the population being vaccinated.)  A year ago, we were all very frustrated.  We really had no clue as to what was going on.  We still thought that things might open in late June or even July.  We had no clue.  Last year, we were in a world of conflicting information…wear a mask, don’t wear a mask.  We were given conflicting information on a daily basis.  It was nice that parking fees were waived…but they’re all back now (the bastards.)


And shows...shows are coming back.  It is a beautiful thing.  Shows have actual re-opening dates.  It’s amazing.


Things aren’t going to completely return to normal.  There will still be sanitation and temperature protocols.  Some retailers are still going to require masks.  The virus is starting to be controlled, but it’s not gone.


Normally temperatures never reach 100 degrees until the month of June…and wouldn’t you know it, June 1 is predicted to be the first 100 degree day!  Oh, boy.  But it’s a dry heat…and yes, it does make a difference.  


I believe that people are truly going to go nuts this year.  After a year of being cooped up and restricted, people are going to want an all-out blowout


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 16th is World Sauntering Day. The twentieth is Father’s day, 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.


Following a nearly 400-day hiatus due to the pandemic, Blue Man Group celebrates its long-awaited return to Luxor Hotel and Casino beginning June 24, continuing its legacy on the Las Vegas Strip for more than 20 years. As Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group announced the intermission is over, the entertainment phenomenon now brings back its eccentric surprises, instrumentals, comedy and much more to the world-renowned theatrical production.  Best known for its iconic characters and over-the-top non-verbal communication, the global entertainment group is proud to relaunch the first resident show in Las Vegas since stages around the world went dark.


The popular Aces of Comedy series is returning to The Mirage Hotel & Casino in July with some of the biggest names in comedy scheduled to take The Mirage Theater stage. Leading the lineup are Tom Segura, Bill Maher, Chelsea Handler, Gabriel Iglesias and Jim Jefferies.
TOM SEGURA (July 2 – 3)

Actor/Comedian/Writer Tom Segura is one of the biggest names in comedy. He recently performed to sold-out audiences on his 100-city Take It Down Tour. He is best known for his Netflix specials "Ball Hog" (2020), "Disgraceful" (2018), "Mostly Stories" (2016) and "Completely Normal" (2014). 


Chelsea Handler and her talk shows, best-selling books and stand-up comedy have attracted millions of fans worldwide.  Following a successful seven-year run as the host of E!'s top-rated "Chelsea Lately," Handler launched "Chelsea," a new Netflix talk show, in May 2016. The show was the first of its kind for the global on-demand generation and tackled society's tough issues with the same acerbic wit and fearless curiosity fans know and love.

BILL MAHER (July 16 – 17)

For more than 25 years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on "Politically Incorrect" (1993 – 2002) and for the last 19 years on HBO's "Real Time," Maher's combination of unflinching honesty and comedic prowess has garnered him 41 Emmy nominations.


Gabriel Iglesias is one of America's most successful stand-up comedians, performing to sold-out crowds around the world. He also is one of the most-watched comedians on YouTube with over half a billion views and also has more than 24 million fans across his social media channels. In 2018, Iglesias was featured in The Hollywood Reporter's "Top 40 Comedy Players" issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Lorne Michaels.

JIM JEFFERIES (July 30 – 31)
Jim Jefferies is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, entertaining audiences around the world with his provocative, belief-challenging and thought-provoking comedy. He was recently honored as Stand-Up Comedian of the Year at the Just for Laughs Festival. The final season of his eponymous series, "The Jim Jefferies Show," aired on Comedy Central in 2019.


Grammy Award®-winning global superstar Justin Bieber announced his rescheduled world tour dates. The tour was to kick off this summer but due to COVID-19 restrictions varying by state, the tour is being moved to 2022. The Justice World Tour 2022 is adding 7 new arena shows to total 52-dates.


 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is pleased to welcome Music Row Independent Artist of the Year, Cody Jinks, to The Chelsea on Friday, Dec. 3.  The American outlaw country star will set the stage for an unforgettable night, alongside special guest Randy Rogers. 


Two-time GRAMMY Award-nominated guitarist Joe Bonamassa will perform his highly anticipated live show at Park Theater at Park MGM Friday, Aug. 6 at 8 p.m.


The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes RISE AGAINST to The Chelsea for the band’s Las Vegas stop on their Nowhere Generation Tour on Friday, August 20.


Sand, surf and songs will align under the stars when the Concerts on the Beach series returns to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino with a Sunday, July 4 holiday weekend performance by Sublime With Rome with support acts Mystic Roots and Hirie. The popular summer music series continues with four additional shows by country superstars Lee Brice and Cole Swindell as well as Latin bands Caifanes and Bronco. All shows are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Sublime With Rome with support acts Mystic Roots and Hirie

Sunday, July 4

 Sublime With Rome was formed in 2010 by lead-singer/guitarist Rome Ramirez, bassist Eric Wilson and drummer Carlos Verdugo. The band is currently on tour in support of its 2019 hit-album Blessings, with singles "Wicked Heart" and "Light On" making a splash on alternative radio. 

Lee Brice with opener Kameron Marlowe

Sunday, Aug. 1

When Curb Records recording artist, Lee Brice, isn't selling out arenas, writing and recording songs, or building new brands like American Born whiskey. Meanwhile, with 2.4 billion on-demand streams, and over 3.3 billion spins on Pandora, Brice continues to enjoy massive success at country radio, digital streaming services, and on the road.

Cole Swindell

Friday, Aug. 6

Cole Swindell, a GRAMMY-nominated multi-Platinum rising superstar, has racked up an impressive nine No. 1 singles, 11 No. 1 singles as a songwriter and a one 1 billion+ audience reaching single ("You Should Be Here"), as well as eight Platinum singles; a Platinum-certified debut album (Cole Swindell) and a Gold-certified sophomore album (You Should Be Here).


Saturday, Aug. 28

Legendary Mexican rock band Caifanes continues to perform just as intensely and passionately since its start in 1986. As the group evolves and changes, some things always remain the same: the music and the entertaining magic that many generations of people have come to love and carry close to their hearts.


Saturday, Sept. 18

Since the beginning of its career, Bronco has defined and taken the Regional Mexican music genre to another level, and for over 38 years, it has remained as one of the most recognized and respected musical groups. During its successful musical career, Bronco has achieved sales exceeding 14 million albums which have multiple Gold and Platinum Album certifications.


Concerts West / AEG Presents and Resorts World Las Vegas announced that global music stars Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan will become the founding headliners at the Strip’s highly anticipated new 3,500-room luxury destination opening June 24, and will call The Theatre at Resorts World Las Vegas their performing home. The 5,000-capacity, world-class theatre will open its doors in November 2021 and is exclusively programmed and operated by Concerts West / AEG Presents.

Performance dates for each artist are as follows:

Celine Dion (10 shows):                  Nov. 5-6, 9-10, 12-13, 16-17, 19-20, 2021

Carrie Underwood (6 shows):         Dec. 1, 3-4, 8, 10-11, 2021

Katy Perry (8 shows):                      Dec. 29, 31, 2021 and Jan. 1, 7-8, 12, 14-15, 2022

Luke Bryan: (6 shows):                   Feb. 11-12, 16, 18, 19, 20, 2022


Due to extraordinary pre-sale ticket demand, All of these headliners have added additional dates.


 Phish has announced plans for a combined Summer and Fall Tour set to get underway Wednesday, July 28. The band will end its tour with a four-night Halloween run at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The MGM Grand performances are scheduled Thursday, Oct. 28 – Sunday, Oct. 31 with all shows scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.


More than a year after theater lights dimmed around the world, Mystère™ by Cirque du Soleil at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino returns to the stage for its first performance on Monday, June 28. The Intermission is Over!  During the show’s first rehearsal on stage since closing its doors nearly 14 months ago, cast and crew members gathered to celebrate the emotional and joyous return to the world-famous theater. Today the internationally renowned entertainment producer maintains its mission of cultivating creativity and sharing the hope and joy that live entertainment brings.

Mystère is the original must-see Cirque du Soleil production that combines high-energy acrobatics with dramatic dance set to the thunderous rhythms of the Taïko drums.


"O" by Cirque du Soleil makes its long-awaited return to the renowned theater, an aquatic marvel set inside Bellagio Resort & Casino on Thursday, July 1.  While preparing to resume the beloved production and to commemorate the show's upcoming return, artists and crew members gathered to make the first celebratory splash in the world-famous pool, since closing the doors more than a year ago.


They changed the music, then they changed the world. 27 – A Musical Adventure honors the music icons gone too soon at the age of 27: Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Robert Johnson, Jim Morrison, and Amy Winehouse. The show debuted at its new home inside 24 Oxford beginning May 19, 2021, tickets are on sale now for the all-new residency at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton.


Criss Angel returns to his custom-designed Las Vegas stage at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on July 7 for the reopening of MINDFREAK®, a euphoric visual spectacular unlike any other experience. After a 14-month pause, guests will be welcomed back to the most innovative and technologically advanced production on the planet. MINDFREAK features Angel’s ground-breaking illusions and revolutionary magic including his signature levitation voted “The Greatest Illusion of All Time” by the most prestigious magic organization in the world, the International Brotherhood of Magicians. 


MGM Resorts today announced it signed illusionist and "America's Got Talent" winner Shin Lim to a multi-year run as a resident headliner at The Mirage Hotel & Casino. Lim, "AGT's" only two-time winner will bring the magic back to The Mirage Theater starting Thursday, July 1 with his acclaimed show, LIMITLESS.  One of the most esteemed illusionists of his generation, Lim will perform his over-the-top illusions Thursday to Monday at 7:30 p.m. nightly. "America's Got Talent" alum mentalist Colin Cloud will perform as a special guest.


In addition to offering poolside fun and refreshing cocktails this summer, the Plaza Hotel & Casino will be celebrating its 50th anniversary and the July 4th holiday with an exclusive hotel package, comedy shows and three nights of spectacular fireworks, Friday, July 2 through Sunday, July 4.


Comedian Daniel Tosh will bring his unique brand of stand-up comedy to KÀ Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Saturday, Aug. 14.  Daniel Tosh's unusual mind has earned him the admiration of his peers by winning over audiences with his unique brand of stand-up, making him one of the most requested headliners in the country. His casual style and sharp material have garnered fans both young and old.


 The world-famous Comedy Cellar has announced the June 2021 lineup for its first West Coast location, an exact replica of its New York club, at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Known for its distinctive "showcase format," featuring television-headliner comedians performing their best 15-20 minute sets, the renowned comedy club brings the unique vibe from the legendary, underground Greenwich Village club, including the iconic brick wall, stained glass and low-ceiling design. 
Butch Bradley, Derek Richards, Nikki Carr, Michael Yo and Mark Cohen
Description: Butch Bradley (The movie "Opening Act," "Comics Unleashed"), Derek Richards (Amazon Prime special with the Irish Comedy Tour, "The Tom Shillue Show, "Laughs" on FOX, "The Bob and Tom Show," author of the book "Whiskey, Cancer and Bad Decisions"), Nikki Carr ("Last Comic Standing"), Michael Yo (Two-time Emmy Award winner, host of "Showbiz Tonight" and "The Insider," "America's Got Talent") and Mark Cohen (Comedy Central, "The Sarah Silverman Program," "Louie"). 
Jeff Leach, Dennis Blair, Michael Yo, Kathleen Dunbar and Mark Cohen
Description: Jeff Leach ("BBC Comedy," "Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters," "London Town & The Smoke," host of "Savage Snowflake Podcast" and "The End of the World Show," voice actor "Total War: Warhammer," "Smite" and "Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock"), Dennis Blair ("The Tonight Show," HBO, co-writer of the movie "Easy Money"), Michael Yo (Two-time Emmy Award winner, host of "Showbiz Tonight" and "The Insider," "America's Got Talent"), Kathleen Dunbar (Las Vegas Comedy Festival) and Mark Cohen (Comedy Central, "The Sarah Silverman Program," "Louie").
Jeff Leach, Dennis Blair, Chris Clarke, Kathleen Dunbar and Mark Cohen
Description: Jeff Leach ("BBC Comedy," "Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters," "London Town & The Smoke," host of "Savage Snowflake Podcast" and "The End of the World Show," voice actor "Total War: Warhammer," "Smite" and "Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock"), Dennis Blair ("The Tonight Show," HBO, co-writer of the movie "Easy Money"), Chris Clarke ("Comic View" hosted by Sommore, "Tiday NP Small Talk, "Beat Bobby Flay," YouTube food critic), Kathleen Dunbar (Las Vegas Comedy Festival) and Mark Cohen (Comedy Central, "The Sarah Silverman Program," "Louie").
Jeff Leach, Dennis Blair, Michael Yo, Kathleen Dunbar and Mark Cohen
Description: Jeff Leach ("BBC Comedy," "Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters," "London Town & The Smoke," host of "Savage Snowflake Podcast" and "The End of the World Show," voice actor "Total War: Warhammer," "Smite" and "Battlestar Galactica: Deadlock"), Dennis Blair ("The Tonight Show," HBO, co-writer of the movie "Easy Money"), Michael Yo (Two-time Emmy Award winner, host of "Showbiz Tonight" and "The Insider," "America's Got Talent"), Kathleen Dunbar (Las Vegas Comedy Festival) and Mark Cohen (Comedy Central, "The Sarah Silverman Program," "Louie").


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

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