January 2022


Happy New Year!  (We hope, we hope, we so hope…)


So let’s recap…

It has now been two years of this crap…

2021 was a year of dashed hopes…the year started with a successful vaccine!!  Yay…we’re all saved, but…it somehow became political and not enough people went out and got the vaccine, so we never really got out of the woods.  But by mid-summer we seemed to be doing really well, and everything opened back up, and then Delta hit and we had to start closing everything down…and then in the late fall, we seemed to be doing really well and everything started to open back up…and then Omicron hit, and we had to close everything down…it all sucked.


Omicron…you are not our friend.  It is yet another variation that is playing its deadly game.  This one is out to get us all.  In just a couple of weeks it went from discovery to the dominant strain.  Once again, events are dropping like flies and being cancelled.  College Football Bowl Games are being cancelled…it’s insane.  The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the largest conventions of the year will be a trifling of what it was supposed to be.  Every major player has dropped out.


Please 2022, fulfill some of our hopes and dreams.


As we create some New Year’s resolutions, we look at ourselves and try to figure out what we should (or shouldn’t) do to make our lives better.  For the most part, we already know what our shortcomings are, and we already know how to fix them (i.e. weight and exercise.)  Sadly, the average time before a resolution is broken…is seventeen days.


And yet…here we go again.  What would I like to resolve to do?  Quite frankly, I’d like to do what I didn’t get to do these past couple of years…all the festivals and productions, but I’d also like to diversify financial streams and not have to rely on singular sources for income.  Working in the entertainment industry, I am considered “non-essential,” but I think that the joy entertainment brings into people’s lives is the one essential thing that we have been missing.


January is:

National Bath Safety Month, National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month, National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month, and National Soup Month

1 New Year's Day and National Hangover Day.

2 Run up the Flagpole and See if Anyone Salutes Day

3 Festival of Sleep Day, Fruitcake Toss Day, and Humiliation Day

4 National Spaghetti Day and Trivia Day

5 National Bird Day

6 Bean Day and Cuddle Up Day

7 Old Rock Day

8 Bubble Bath Day and Male Watcher's Day

11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day

12 Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day and National Pharmacist Day

14 Dress Up Your Pet Day

16 Appreciate a Dragon Day and National Nothing Day

17 Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day

18 Thesaurus Day and Winnie the Pooh Day -The Birthday of Winnie's author A.A. Milne

19 National Popcorn Day

20 National Buttercrunch Day, National Cheese Lover Day, and Penguin Awareness Day

21 National Hugging Day and Squirrel Appreciation Day

22 National Blonde Brownie Day

23 National Pie Day, National Handwriting Day, Measure Your Feet Day- we only ask...."Why!?!"

24 Beer Can Appreciation Day, Compliment Day

25 Opposite Day

26 Spouse's Day

27 Chocolate Cake Day and Punch the Clock Day

28 Data Privacy Day, Fun at Work Day, National Kazoo Day

29 National Puzzle Day and National Corn chip Day

30 National Inane Answering Message Day

31 Backward Day and Inspire Your Heart with Art Day


As we dig our way out of another variant mess, there are still a lot of reasons to get out and play.


Due to popular demand, comedy titan and Emmy® Award-winning actor Katt Williams will perform a second show of his World War III Tour at Dolby Live at Park MGM Friday, Jan. 21. Williams will bring his unparalleled talents to the stage with new material that blends sidesplitting comedy with thought-provoking social commentary.

MJ LIVE, the award-winning Michael Jackson tribute concert highlighting the talent of the legendary Michael Jackson, moves to Tropicana Las Vegas starting Monday, February 7, 2022.  As the #1 Michael Jackson tribute show in the world, MJ LIVE recreates the electrifying stage show of one of the greatest performers of all time. From iconic dance moves like the moonwalk to timeless hits like “Bad,” “Billie Jean,” “Thriller” and “Beat It,” the spot-on show brings all the Gloved One’s staples to life. Sing along during the special Jackson 5 segment featuring classics like “I’ll Be There,” “I Want You Back,” “ABC,” and more, inspired by Soul Train. Dazzling lighting and effects, plus the MJ LIVE dancers and a live band, make this show a true spectacular fitting of the King of Pop.


Preview performances for CRISS ANGEL AMYSTIKA, the fantastical and mysterious production from co-creators Franco Dragone (“O,” Mystère, Celine Dion’s A New Day) and Criss Angel (MINDFREAK, RAW, The Supernaturalists), will now begin March 11, 2022, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  Originally scheduled to begin performances Dec. 27, 2021, the revolutionary new show blends stunning illusions, one-of-a-kind special effects and jaw-dropping stunts with a euphoric, immersive theater experience.


The Neon Museum unveiled the most significant upgrade ever to the visitor experience in its North Gallery, home of its popular 360-degree audiovisual show, Brilliant! The improvements within the newly reimagined North Gallery are focused on enhancing the educational experience offered in the space and include a new "Las Vegas Luminaries" mural, the next iteration of the museum's immersive show titled Brilliant! Jackpot, new educational components, and customer feedback options.


 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes rock and roll legend Jack White to The Chelsea stage on Sunday, May 29 as part of The Supply Chain Issues Tour.  The tour, produced by Live Nation which includes White’s first headline shows in four years, will celebrate the upcoming release of two brand new Jack White albums; FEAR OF THE DAWN arrives everywhere via Third Man Records on April 8, 2022, and ENTERING HEAVEN ALIVE will follow on July 22, 2022. FEAR OF THE DAWN and ENTERING HEAVEN ALIVE are available for pre-order on vinyl and CD now. FEAR OF DAWN will include White’s latest single, “Taking Me Back.”


What's a nice guy from Idaho doing in Las Vegas? Well, if you ask Magician and Idahoan Farrell Dillon, Las Vegas is the ideal location to showcase his distinctive magic and comedy-in-action style. With a new show and residency recently launched at The Magic Attic inside Bally's Las Vegas located on the famed Vegas Strip, Dillon combines his hilarious comedy and mind-melting family-friendly magic five nights a week at 6:00 p.m. Presented by Ivory Star Productions in partnership with Pompey Entertainment Dillon Farrell performs Wednesday through Sunday.


Country superstar Russell Dickerson is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at Sunset Station on Friday, April 22, 2022. Performed under the stars at the Sunset Amphitheater, tickets for Russell Dickerson start at $25 plus applicable fees.

 Renowned comedian Tommy Davidson is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at the Grand Events Center inside Green Valley Ranch Resort Saturday, April 9, 2022. Tommy Davidson's exceptional range – from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music accomplishments – have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer. Best known as one of the stars of the hit television show In Living Color, his visibility has allowed him to become a household name known for his innovative talent.


The Orleans Showroom will bring the Emmy Award-winning Beatles tribute group "The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute" to The Orleans Hotel and Casino on Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15.  For two decades, The Fab Four has paid tribute to The Beatles by replicating the band's iconic style and legendary sounds. Early in their career, the tribute band began playing The Beatles' music throughout southern California and went on to perform for audiences around the world, including in Japan, Malaysia, Australia, France, Hong Kong, the U.K., Germany, Mexico and Brazil.

Due to popular demand, David Lee Roth – front man and voice of Van Halen – adds four additional dates to his limited engagement at the intimate House of Blues Las Vegas inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Jan. 14-15, 21-22, 2022 – just added!



Remember, too, Elvis' was born on January 8, 1935. He will be 87!

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.