August 2023


This is the 23rd 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. 


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 7 – 9 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.


Formula 1 ® legend Sir Jackie Stewart, OBE, will serve as honorary chairman for this year's One Night for One Drop, returning on November 15, 2023 at Marquee inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The evening creates an exciting start to a historic week in Las Vegas as it welcomes the inaugural FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX.



Yungblud with Jean Dawson, Sophie Powers
Wednesday, August 2
Dead Sara with The Dirty Hooks
Friday, August 4

Barbie Rave: A Barbie Inspired Rave
Saturday, August 5

Dance Gavin Dance with SiM, Rain City Drive, Destruction
Friday, August 25
Poppy & PVRIS – Godless/Goddess Tour with special guest Tommy Genesis
Saturday, August 26

Senses Fail with Holding Absence, Thousand Below
Friday, September 1

Puddle of Mudd
Saturday, September 2

Sunday, September 3

Sylvan Esso – No Rules Tour With Indigo De Souza

Thursday, September 7

J Boog

Thursday, September 14

Devon Allman & Donavon Frankereiter with Goodnight Texas
Wednesday, September 20

Matt Maeson
Tuesday, September 26

Escape The Fate with Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows, Point North, Stitched Up Heart, Garzi

Saturday, September 30


Multi-platinum country music entertainer Chris Young will perform at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Saturday, Dec. 16. The show is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Young has accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments, including membership in the iconic Grand Ole Opry, over 5 billion on-demand streams, 13 career No. 1 singles, 24 R.I.A.A. certified projects and numerous ACM, AMA, CMA and GRAMMY Award nominations, as well as wins for “Performance of the Year” and “Collaborative Video of the Year” at the CMT Music Awards. These accomplishments, among others, landed the RCA Records Nashville artist on Billboard’s “Top Country Artists of the Decade.”


Famed musician and actor Corey Feldman is bringing his Love Retours (22 + A Few In 22) Tour to The Sand Dollar Downtown at the Plaza Hotel & Casino. Feldman will perform Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase at
Featuring an all-new band, Feldman is hitting the road in support of his new album Love Left 2: Arm Me With Love, which features the viral hit "Comeback King" ft. Curtis Young, as well as his new box set Love Left 2.1.


Today, genre-defying rapper Playboi Carti announced his upcoming fall 2023 “Antagonist Tour.” This is Playboi Carti’s first headline tour since 2021 where he took several cities by storm in support of his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart Whole Lotta Red. The album, released on Christmas Day in 2020, sold 100,000 units and received 160 million global streams within its first week. The tour will make a Las Vegas stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Sept. 9.

Coming off the heels of headlining several premier festivals including Rolling Loud California (LA), Lyrical Lemonade Summer Smash (Chicago), Wireless Festival (London) and more, Carti will continue to wow audiences across the globe with electric live performances and unique fan experiences on tour this fall. Get your tickets at


Comedian Steve Treviño announced he will perform four evenings at the David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Treviño, known as "America's Favorite Husband" due to his unwavering ability to "speak wife fluently," will charm guests with his relatable comedy December 10 – 13. All shows are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.
Most recently, Treviño's fifth self-produced comedy special "I Speak Wife" was released exclusively to his global audience on YouTube October 2022. In 2020, Treviño and his wife Renae created the weekly podcast "Steve Treviño & Captain Evil: The Podcast," which has generated over 1.5 million streams. During the same year, Treviño's fourth special, "My Life in Quarantine," aired on Amazon Prime and discussed the familiar experience of life in quarantine.


Platinum-selling independent country artist Cody Jinks will perform at Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9. The shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

Jinks is a ground-breaking independent artist and one of music’s most prolific and beloved musicians. Throughout his trailblazing career, he has sold over 2 million equivalent units, garnered over 3 billion streams across platforms and recently received Pandora Radio’s Billions Award, after receiving 1 billion streams on the platform. He was also recently named Music Row’s 2023 Independent Artist of the Year.


In the midst of celebrating significant milestone anniversaries for three of its Las Vegas resident productions:  Michael Jackson ONE™ at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, “O™” at Bellagio Resort & Casino and Mystère™ at Treasure Island Hotel & Casino, Cirque du Soleil is proud to share 2024 schedules for all six Las Vegas resident shows. Tickets for Mystère™, “O™,” KÀ™, The Beatles™ LOVE™, Michael Jackson ONE™ and Mad Apple are now on sale for January – March 2024 and can be purchased online at


Comedian, singer, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will return to the David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino for six evenings full of laughter. Carrington will perform December 7 – 9 and 14 – 16 and all shows are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

 As one of the top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians of the past two decades, Carrington continues to perform in front of sold-out crowds around the world. The platinum-recording artist has recorded eight major record label comedy albums, as well as three albums on his own record label, Laughter’s Good Records. His 2017 album Here Comes the Truth climbed to No. 3 on the comedy charts, accruing tens of millions of streams on Spotify and resulted in a Netflix special.


Upcoming performances at The Pearl:

Top Rank Boxing: July 28, 2023: A spectacular night of Top Rank boxing awaits with Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada -with a 24-0 record and 10 KOs-defending her WBC and WBA minimumweight world titles against Argentina’s former world champion Leonela Yudica with 19-1-1 record and 1 KO.

Keith Sweat: August 4-5, 2023: Pearl Concert Theater presents R&B singer/songwriter and early figure in the “New Jack Swing” musical movement, Keith Sweat. After being a part of a group, Jamilah in the 70s, Sweat began his solo career in 1984. His hits include I Want Her, Make It Last Forever, I’ll Give All My Love to You and Make You Sweat. 

Peter Frampton: August 18, 2023: Guitarist and singer/songwriter Peter Frampton’s debut in the music world came as a member of rock bands The Herd and Humble Pie. In the late 1970s, however, he found international success as a solo artist, especially with the release of Frampton Comes Alive!

Lamb of God: August 25, 2023: Heavy metal band Lamb of God will rock out the Pearl Concert Theater stage with their catalog of hits, including Grammy-nominated songs 512, Set to Fail, In Your Words, and Ghost Walking. The band, formed in 1994 as Burn the Priest, has released 11 studio albums, including its most recent one, Omens, in 2022. It has sold nearly two million albums in the U.S.—two of which are certified Gold.

Counting Crows with Frank Turner: September 2, 2023: For more than two decades, the GRAMMY and Academy Award-nominated rock band Counting Crows have enchanted listeners worldwide with their intensely soulful and intricate take on timeless rock & roll.

Matute: September 9, 2023: Mexican pop cover band Matute is back on tour and celebrating a major milestone. The super-talented sextet, led by singer, producer and keyboardist Jorge D’Alessio, have been together for 15 years and are ready to take the party international.

Caifanes: September 16, 2023: Mexican rock group Caifanes—formed in 1987—achieved international fame during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Caifanes’ style has been described as alternative rock, pop rock, or progressive rock. The band’s name is said to come from Mexican pachuco slang, “cae fine” or “cool dude” in English. 

Derek Hough - Symphony of Dance: September 28, 2023: Professional Latin and ballroom dancer and choreographer Derek Hough—along an incredible cast of dancers—will pull out all the stops in this fast-paced, live stage show featuring a wide array of dance styles. Hough won the ABC dance competition series, Dancing with the Stars, a record-breaking six times with his celebrity partners. For his work, Hough has received eleven Emmy nominations for outstanding choreography, winning three times. Hough became a judge on the series beginning with its 29th season.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: September 29, 2023: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo return to the Pearl Concert Theater stage with their legendary catalog of rock hits like We Belong, Heartbreaker, Love Is a Battlefield and Hit Me With Your Best Shot. 


Stroll amongst villages and guilds, converse with royalty and show your renaissance style as Clark County Parks & Recreation presents the 29th Annual Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival at Sunset Park October 13 – 15, 2023. For almost three decades, the three-day outdoor festival has brought more than 35,000-plus locals and visitors together for a long weekend full of fantasy and medieval fun as Sunset Park is transformed into a magical wonderland. The Age of Chivalry is an immersive Renaissance era experience with numerous villages and guilds, activities, historical reenactments, fantasy creations, live performances and an array of 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.


 Paying tribute to the city’s most heralded silver screen hero, The Beverly Theater presents Cage Free Weekend, a unique, no-charge retrospective of living Vegas legend and cinema icon Nicolas Cage ahead of his newest film, Sympathy for the Devil, filmed in Las Vegas and opening at The Beverly Theater. 

Five of Cage's best works will be presented for free from Aug 10-12, including the unforgettable classics: "Pig," "Vampire’s Kiss," "Leaving Las Vegas," "Moonstruck," and "Con Air." As a gesture of devotion to the Vegas icon, a limited number of $0 tickets are now available and can be reserved at


Academy Award, Golden Globe and 13-time GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Lady Gaga announced she will return to Dolby Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas next month with her beloved, critically acclaimed LADY GAGA: JAZZ & PIANO show. Presented in partnership by MGM Resorts International and Live Nation, Lady Gaga will perform a total of 12 shows in 2023 beginning Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023. The shows celebrate her love of the Great American Songbook, and also include some of her biggest hits.

2023 Dates

Thursday, Aug. 31

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

October 1, 4 – 5  

Lady Gaga is a one-of-a kind artist, performer and trailblazer in music, beauty and fashion. She has amassed an outstanding 36 million global album sales, 60 billion streams and 393 million in song consumption, making her one of the best-selling musicians of all time. In 2008, Gaga released her first album The Fame swiftly followed by The Fame Monster (2009). Gaga then went on to release Born This Way (2011), ArtPop (2013), her collaborative album with Tony Bennett Cheek to Cheek (2014), Joanne (2016), A Star is Born (2018) and her sixth solo studio album Chromatica (2020). 


M Pool
Saturday, August 5
Daughtry has sold over 9 million albums, 16 million singles worldwide and sold-out concerts globally. Their debut album, the self-titled Daughtry, was the top-selling album in 2007 producing four Top 20 Platinum-selling singles on the Billboard Hot 100 becoming the fastest-selling rock debut album in Soundscan history. The album was nominated for four Grammy Awards, won four American Music Awards and seven Billboard Music Awards, including Album of the Year. Their albums Leave This Town, Break The Spell, Baptized, and Cage To Rattle were all certified Gold and rose to the top 10 in the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. In 2020, Daughtry released their single, World On Fire, marking their return to the top of the charts.


T-Mobile Arena

Monday, Aug. 7:  USA Basketball Showcase: USA vs. Puerto Rico

Saturday, Aug. 12:  Greta Van Fleet

Saturday, Aug. 19:  Zach Bryan

Saturday, Aug. 26:  Duran Duran

September 1 – 2:  Drake

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

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, USC vs. Ohio State, Georgia vs. Oregon and USC vs. Kansas State

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

August 15 – 18, 2024:  Abu Dhabi Combat Club


Vegas Golden Knights 2023-2024 Pre-Season Schedule

Wednesday, Sept. 27:  VGK vs. Los Angeles Kings

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

Saturday, Aug. 12:  Big Time Rush

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

Saturday, Nov. 11:  Pepe Aguilar

Friday, Dec. 8:  Cody Johnson

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024:  Madonna


Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay 

Sunday, Aug. 6:  Evolution Championship Series 2023

Saturday, Aug. 12:  Beck & Phoenix

Friday, Sept. 15:  Banda MS

Saturday, Sept. 16:  ALV Comedy Fest

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


Las Vegas Aces 2023 Regular Season Home Schedule 

All game dates are subject to change 

Tuesday, Aug. 1:  Las Vegas Aces vs. Atlanta Dream

Friday, Aug. 11:  Las Vegas Aces vs. Washington Mystics

Sunday, Aug. 13:  Las Vegas Aces vs. Atlanta Dream

Thursday, Aug. 17:  Las Vegas Aces vs. New York Liberty

Saturday, Aug. 19:  Las Vegas Aces vs. Los Angeles Sparks

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

August 25 – 26

September 1 – 3; 22 – 23

November 17; 19

December 1 – 2

Gospel Brunch

August 27

September 24

October 1; 29

November 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

Maroon 5:

July 28 – 29

August 2; 4 – 5; 9; 11 – 12

Bruno Mars:

August 25 – 26


The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Friday, Aug. 4:  Joe Bonamassa

Saturday, Aug. 26:  Nicole Byer

August 31 – September2:  Tom Segura

Sunday, Sept. 3:  Brent Faiyaz

September 8 – 9:  Matt Rife

September 15 – 16:  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


MGM Grand 

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. 

Extended Engagements

Bill Maher:

September 15 – 16

November 3 – 4

Rodney Carrington:

December 7 – 9; 14 – 16

Steve Trevino:

December 10 – 13


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.