Summer Concerts Sizzle in Las Vegas
In June, July, and August, the temperature in Las Vegas typically climbs toward the 110 degree mark. Inside of Sin City's many casinos, summer musical entertainment also sizzles. Here's a look at just a few of the fabulous musical acts slated for performance at Las Vegas casinos in the coming months:
Celine Dion at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace
Candian superstar Celine Dion is a veteran Las Vegas entertainer. This June and July, she'll continue the longstanding show she began in 2011 at Caesars Palace (summer concerts performed at Las Vegas in 2013). Backed by a 31-piece orchestra, Dion will perform personal hits like “Because You Loved Me” and “My Heart Will Go On” along with a mix of tunes by the Beatles, Billy Joel, and other classic pop artists. Audience members will enjoy Dion's parade of lavish costumes and a backdrop of videos that convey the tale of the singer's life through pictures. Ticket prices begin around $100.
Donny and Marie Osmond at the Flamingo Showroom
As youngsters in the mid-seventies, siblings Donny and Marie Osmond starred in a popular variety show on television. The show featured ice skating performances, comedy sketches, and duets between the brother and sister. Today, the sibling team is reunited at the Flamingo Showroom for an ongoing show that includes flashy dance numbers, back-and-forth “ribbing” between the brother and sister, and, of course, music. The career of each Osmond is highlighted as well. Tickets begin around $90.
Olivia Newton John at the Flamingo Showroom
Grease star Olivia Newton John will occupy the Flamingo Showroom stage for 42 performances this summer. She will perform signature pop hits like “Physical,” “I Honestly Love You,” and “Have You Never Been Mellow,” as well as Grease showstoppers like “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “Summer Nights.” Ticket prices begin around $78.
ZZ Top and Jeff Beck at Hard Rock Hotel
Texas blues/rock band ZZ Top will join forces with English rocker Jeff Beck for one night in August at the Hard Rock Hotel. ZZ Top members are known for their long beards and dark sunglasses, as well as hits that harken back to the 70s and 80s like “Legs,” “Sharp Dressed Man,” and “La Grange.” Beck, whose career in music began in the 60s, is famous for his innovative guitar playing. His hits include “She's a Woman” and “I Ain't Superstitious.” Ticket prices begin around $60.
Kenny Loggins at the Orleans Showroom
Kenny Loggins, of Loggins and Messina fame, has a distinct voice that many people associate with the song “I'm All Right” from the movie Caddyshack and “Footlose” from the movie of the same title. Since 1976, Loggins has performed independent of his former partner, Jim Messina. He continues to release popular music today. Tickets for his 2-day stint in July at the Orleans Showroom start at $66.
Ted Nugent at the Orleans Showroom
Heavy metal rocker Ted Nugent will take the Orleans stage a week after Loggins leaves it. Nugent is known for songs like “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Fred Bear” and has sold over 30 million records. Aside from his music career, he is famous for his conservative political values and pro-gun stance. Fans can catch him at the Orleans Showroom for $88 and up.
John Legend at the Cosmopolitan
John Legend is one of the newer artists in this list to perform in Las Vegas this summer. The singer/songwriter, who hails from Ohio, has won nine Grammy awards and sold seven million records so far. His current hit, “All of Me,” is played frequently on today's pop radio stations. Tickets for Legend's concert in late August begin at $61.
YES at Hard Rock Hotel
The English band YES will stop at the Hard Rock Hotel for one night in August as part of its summer tour. This progressive rock group is known for songs like “Owner of a Lonely Heart” and “I've Seen All Good People.” They will perform material both old and new at a starting price of $49.50.
Lady Gaga at MGM Grand Garden Arena
Lady Gaga is one of the hottest acts on the planet, and she'll be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for one night this July. Gaga is known for her outlandish, flamboyant costumes and has thrilled listeners with hits like “Born This Way” and “The Edge of Glory.” Her over-the-top style has been compared to Madonna, whom she greatly admires. The artist will be promoting her new album, ARTPOP, at the MGM Grand. Ticket prices begin at $39.
Jeff Bridges at Red Rock Casino Resort
After actor Jeff Bridges portrayed a musician in the movie Crazy Heart, he decided to continue pursuing his career as a musician. Fans of the actor will enjoy hearing him sing on stage this June. NPR has called Bridges "an actor who can actually sing." His songs are written and produced by T-Bone Burnett. Tickets for the show begin around $68.
Bruno Mars at the Cosmopolitan
Pop crooner Bruno Mars has been compared to both Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. He'll be at the Cosmopolitan for two nights in late August (more), showcasing songs from his album Unorthodox Jukebox and others. The multi-talented Mars is also a songwriter and producer. Tickets for this coveted concert begin at $119.
Las Vegas is one of North America's most popular vacation destinations. This summer (for the summer concerts made in Atlantic City Casinos in 2013, click here), hundreds of thousands of tourists will visit the town in search of fun and excitement. Gambling isn't the only way to pass the time in Sin City; casino entertainment venues have concerts to suit just about every musical taste.