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This Month's Las Vegas Entertainment Newsletter

March 2018

Spring Break, St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, Easter week, NASCAR, pools opening up, and (generally) great weather…these are just some of the things that make Las Vegas great in March. All of these distractions are also what makes March the least productive month of the year, nationally. We all want to get away and play instead of work…so why not come play in Vegas? March is one of the best times of the year to come to Las Vegas.

Spring is upon us…daylight savings starts March 11th, and the vernal equinox is on the 20th.

It seems that there is something innate that is built into the core of our being that senses this time of regeneration for the earth. There have always been celebrations in the spring honoring that spirit of rejuvenation. It is the end of winter. Spring is about re-birth, life after death, and a fresh start after a cold period in our lives. Spring brings us hope. Springtime has been celebrated by every country and culture for as long as there have been countries and cultures.

Every aspect of March seems to be about celebrating life. Spring Break…let’s drink! St. Patrick’s Day…let’s drink green beverages! NASCAR, March Madness…well, you get the idea.

March was named for Mars, the Roman God of war and a mythical ancestor of the Roman people by way of his wolf-suckling sons, Romulus and Remus. March has historically been the perfect month for both farmers to resume farming, and warriors to resume warring…almost all major US-NATO led military operations since the invasion of Vietnam have begun in the month of March, i.e., Vietnam (initiated March 8, 1965), Iraq (March 20, 2003), and Libya (March 19, 2011) all follow the trend.

March contains a lot of interesting celebrations…March 3rd is I Want You to be Happy Day, and If Pets Had Thumbs Day. The 4th is Employee Appreciation Day, Holy Experiment Day, and Hug a GI Day. The 5th is Multiple Personality Day, the 8th, Be Nasty Day; the 9th, Panic Day; and the 11th Worship of Tools Day – us guys can relate. National Pi Day is the 14th - Why today? Because 3.14 is the value of Pi. The 15th is the Ides of March, Dumbstruck Day, and Everything You Think is Wrong Day. The 16th is Everything You Do is Right Day; the 17th, Saint Patrick's Day; the 18th, Goddess of Fertility Day, Supreme Sacrifice Day; and the 20th is Extraterrestrial Abductions Day, and Proposal Day. The 22nd is National Goof Off Day; the 26th, Make Up Your Own Holiday Day; the 27th, National "Joe" Day; the 29th, Smoke and Mirrors Day; and finally, the 30th is I am in Control Day.

South Point Arena and Showroom are going to be very busy in March…

Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding Tour 2018 – Saturday, March 3
The pioneer behind the sport of professional bull riding, Tuff Hedeman, is returning to Las Vegas, and to the South Point Arena, on Saturday, March 3 with his signature event, newly titled “Tuff Hedeman Bull Riding.” Top ranked bull riders and bulls will compete for one night only as four-time World Champion and Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer, Tuff Hedeman, lines up the roster of World Champions and Wrangler National Finals Rodeo athletes to compete for the championship title.

World Series Super Qualifier Team Roping and Western Gift Show – Friday, March 16 – Sunday, March 1
Coming to the South Point Arena for the second year in a row is the World Series Super Qualifier on Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18. The World Series Super Qualifier Team Roping event will bring the top team ropers to Las Vegas as they compete for prizes, cowboy glory and a spot in the 2018 World Series of Team Roping. Guests can also shop inside the Western Gift Expo to find all types of Western lifestyle products. This event is free and open to the public.

National Reining Cow Horse Association "Stallion Stakes" and Western Gift Show – Saturday, March 24 – Saturday, March 31
The National Reining Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) “Stallion Stakes” competition returns to South Point Arena Saturday, March 24 through Saturday, March 31. Throughout the week, fans will enjoy the cultural experience of the largest working cow horse event for four and five-year-old horses competing in snaffle bits and hackamores. In between those competitions, guests are welcome to visit and purchase Western products in the Western Gift Show on the arena concourse. This event is free and open to the public.

Illusionist Rick Thomas
Friday, March 2 – Sunday, March 4
World-class magician and illusionist Rick Thomas will dazzle guests at the South Point Showroom. For the past 15 years, Thomas has performed 600 shows a year and has hosted world tours that span five continents. Guests can expect a performance that blends innovative illusions, magic, music and dance for an evening that will leave guests in awe at the end of the show.
Tower of Power
Friday, March 9 – Sunday, March 11

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.”

The Lettermen
Friday, March 16 – Sunday, March 18
The Lettermen return to the South Point Showroom for another music-filled weekend as they wow guests with their impeccable harmonies and dance moves. The Lettermen give guests a weekend of shows the whole family can enjoy and they will be blown away by the group's unique variety of voices as they blend into perfect harmonies. Fans will enjoy an evening filled with The Lettermen’s top hits including “When I Fall in Love,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Goin’ Out of My Head” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You."

Bob Anderson: America’s Greatest Singing Impressionist
Friday, March 23 – Saturday, March 24
Las Vegas Hall of Fame entertainer, Bob Anderson will take over the South Point Showroom for a two-night performance of singing impressions of favorite musicians throughout the ages. Anderson has been called “America’s Greatest Singing Impressionist” by PEOPLE Magazine. His engaging style and powerful voice will transport the audience to the Showroom experience of vintage Las Vegas.

Donny Edwards: The Next Big Thing To The King
Friday, March 30 – Sunday, April 1
Donny Edwards returns to rock the South Point Showroom stage with his show, “The Next Big Thing to the King." Edwards will showcase his Elvis Presley style singing, dancing and acting for an unparalleled tribute to The King. Edwards takes guests through the icon's music career with his chart toppers such as “Can't Help Falling in Love,” “Hound Dog,” “Burning Love” and “Love Me Tender.”

Tony Orlando
Friday, April 6 – Sunday, April 8
Tony Orlando returns to take over the South Point Showroom and keep guests dancing all night with his 1970s pop hits. Orlando’s smooth vocals and classic sound will excite the audience as they listen to some of the legendary artist’s greatest songs, including “Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree,” “Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose” “You're a Lady,” “Who’s In The Strawberry Patch with Sally” and more. announced that it is teaming up with Caesars Entertainment, beginning with the renaming of The AXIS, the Las Vegas resort’s world-class 7,000-seat state-of-the-art live entertainment venue. As part of the multi-year partnership, officials from both Zappos and Caesars revealed the theater will now be known as Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Multi-platinum-selling artist and four-time Grammy® Award winner Lionel Richie has announced additional 2018 dates of his wildly successful residency, “Lionel Richie - All the Hits.” The music icon will return “All Night Long” to the stage at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino March 9 through 20 and Aug. 15 through Oct. 20. The critically-acclaimed Las Vegas residency “Lionel Richie – All The Hits” celebrates decades of Richie’s timeless musical career. Since the show’s premiere in 2016, “Lionel Richie – All The Hits” has received rave reviews and accolades from fans and critics alike, including Vegas Seven’s “Best New Resident” in their Best of Las Vegas 2016 issue.

Coming on the heels of a successful inaugural run in 2017, Third Thursday on 3rd, DTLV’s newest tradition, returns to the 3rd street corridor at the Downtown Grand to claim it’s throne as “King of the Streats” and mark the beginning of its official 2018 residency.

The monthly food truck and live art experience will hit the 3rd street blacktop every third Thursday of the month in 2018 (*weather permitting) beginning with a special “Shamrock the Street” edition on Thursday, March 15th just in time to kick-off St. Patrick’s Day festivities. This month’s event aims to give attendees of ALL AGES a bit of craic with five gourmet food trucks, street games, and O’swag give-a-ways PLUS additional property-wide celebrations on the luckiest day of the year. Speaking of lucky, the Downtown Grand will be pouring All-You-Can-Drink Green Beer (21+ over) for just $20 from 6pm-Midnight (on 3rd Street as well as at Freedom Beat and Furnace Bar).

Third Thursday on 3rd: March 15th, 6pm - 9pm
Food Trucks: Some of the city’s most beloved food trucks will line the streets to form a tasty tunnel of delights highlighting the best mobile menus in town. This month’s line-up will include: Waffle Love, Cookie Bar, Hot Corn and More, Stripchezze, and Cousins Maine Lobster.

Live Art: Two of the valley’s top freestyle artists, *Jesse Hudson & *Recycled Propaganda, will entertain event goers with a LIVE art installation under the 3rd street lights. Along with an energetic MC throughout the night, DJ Edoc will provide the shamrock soundtrack for this animated experience designed to electrify bystanders with uninhibited street art and showcase two of the best street artists on the west coast.

Street Games: 3rd street will be flush with all of your favorite street games including, Ping-Pong, cornhole, and foosball. Additional contests and prizes will be given away throughout the night PLUS a chance to play PLINKO to win gift certificates, and other Downtown Grand swag.

St. Patrick's Day: Saturday, March 17th
The St. Patrick’s Day celebration continues into the weekend with an official Paddy’s Pint Crawl on Saturday, March 17th from noon – midnight. $20 will get you all-you-can drink green beer at Freedom Beat, Furnace Bar, and the Citrus Grand Pool Deck. Wristbands will be available for purchase at the casino cage.

Additionally, Hogs & Heifers will host its annual Las Vegas Valley Firefighters Parade & Skills Challenge on 3rd Street. Parade assembly begins at 10:30 a.m. in front of Hogs & Heifers. At noon, the parade will move from Fremont and Main, down Fremont to 3rd Street, culminating at Hogs & Heifers for the Firefighter Skills Challenge Competition. Hogs & Heifers very own Michelle Dell will serve as Grand Marshall of the parade. There will be fire trucks on display, Irish dancers, Honor Guards PLUS a Jameson Irish Whiskey ice luge and more!

Sesame Workshop and HBO's Sesame Street: F is for Friends, is a free, immersive limited-engagement mall tour including a 15-minute show starring costumed Elmo and Abby Cadabby characters, filled with stories and songs about celebrating similarities and differences between friends. Families will also enjoy character meet-and-greets, digital activity stations, photo opportunities that include Cookie Monster's new food truck, and more!

Saturday, March 3rd from 11am-4pm at the Fashion Show Las Vegas.

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We're present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve.

There is a lot happening at the Smith Center…

Las Vegas Philharmonic – Gala Concert with Pink Martini – Reynolds Hall
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Multilingual sensation Pink Martini returns to headline our annual gala, along with members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, dazzling with their signature, seductive style that has won them fans all around the globe. The twelve musician “little orchestra” fronted by China Forbes, one of their two beguiling chanteuses, will bring their intoxicating mix of international music styles and lush vocals to the concert hall in an experience that is uniquely part musical spectacle, part samba parade, part dance hall throwback, part sultry jazz club. Get ready for the conga line! This electrifying concert is part of our annual gala experience and will be complemented by an evening of separately ticketed events including a cocktail reception, silent auction, elegant dinner on the 5th floor of The Smith Center and a live auction.
The Ten Tenors – Wish You Were Here - Reynolds Hall
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
With over 700 sold-out shows across the U.S., six albums that have gone platinum and gold, and appearances on “Oprah” and “Today,” The TEN Tenors have won over audiences worldwide with its vocalists’ stratospheric voices and undeniable Aussie charm. Fresh off a successful 20th Anniversary World Tour, the group returns with its new show “Wish You Were Here,” a celebration of epic hits by musical legends lost before their time, including David Bowie, Prince, Freddie Mercury, Amy Winehouse, John Lennon and more. This highly acclaimed group promises to take audiences on a feel-good journey of classic rock anthems, current-day chart toppers, soaring arias of Verdi and other traditional favorites.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins - Reynolds Hall
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Based on the children’s classic by Richard and Florence Atwater, this delightful action-packed musical features adorable puppets by leading puppetry designer Nick Barnes. With a plot similar to the Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey, this show’s catchy songs and snappy lyrics tell the tale of Mr. Popper, a painter and decorator astounded to suddenly receive a packing crate full of penguins. The perfect 60-minute family treat for ages 4 – 104.
Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! - Reynolds Hall
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Through the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jungle Jack Hanna has explored the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. Now you can go on safari with Hanna at The Smith Center, where fans of all ages will enjoy footage and stories from his worldwide adventures, from brushing a hippo’s teeth to eating with wombats! Kids and adults alike will be amazed by Hanna’s array of live animals, such as cheetahs, kangaroos, penguins and many more. Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances on shows such as “Good Morning America,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” and FOX and CNN news programs. In addition to his Emmy winning show, he also hosts “Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown,” and serves as director emeritus of the famed Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and The Wilds. Best suited for ages 6 and up.
Love Never Dies - Reynolds Hall
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 through Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 24, 2018 and Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé. Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine accepts an invitation to travel from Paris to New York to perform at a renowned opera house. Christine’s marriage to Raoul is suffering at the hands of his drinking and gambling and they desperately need the financial rewards that America can give them. In a final bid to win back Christine’s love, the Phantom lures her, Raoul, and their young son Gustave, from Manhattan to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island… not knowing what is in store for them…
An Intimate Evening with Michael Feinstein and Special Guest Liza Minnelli - Reynolds Hall
Friday, March 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Experience a rare chance to get up close and personal with two of America’s most iconic entertainment legends! Join singer and pianist Michael Feinstein, “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook” and founder of Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City, as he gives an intimate retrospective with Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner Liza Minnelli. Through stories and rarely seen video, each will share incredible moments from their dazzling careers with special performances backed by Feinstein’s versatile band.
Miranda Sings…Your Welcome - Reynolds Hall
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Now with two seasons of her Netflix show and amassing over 2 billion views on her YouTube channels, actress, comedian and singer Colleen Ballinger has become an international phenomenon performing as her hilarious original character Miranda Sings. Recently featured on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Ballinger delivers stunning vocals and zany comedy in this one-woman variety show that has sold out around the world. Ballinger created the character Miranda, known for her overdrawn red lips, questionable advice and excessive self-confidence, in 2008 to parody over-the-top singers Ballinger often saw on YouTube. With 12 million devoted subscribers to her YouTube channels, Ballinger has gone on to launch successful national and international tours, and even co-hosted “The View.” She recently released a bestselling book “Self Help,” as well as a corresponding hour-long comedy special. Enjoy a night of hilarity and dazzling music with this versatile entertainer!
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox – Reynolds Hall
Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Founded by acclaimed arranger Scott Bradlee, Postmodern Jukebox has spent the past few years amassing over 690 million YouTube views, performing on “Good Morning America,” topping iTunes and Billboard charts and playing sold-out shows across the globe, including venues like Radio City Music Hall. Featuring a rotating collective of virtuosic vocalists with sizzling stage presence, Postmodern Jukebox performs pop music in a time machine, reimagining Top 40 hits by artists such as Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Radiohead and more with vintage, Gatsby-esque glam and a contagious energy that will have audience’s toes tapping. Don’t miss your chance to catch this musical phenomenon that has captivated audiences worldwide.

The 2018 Monster Jam World Finals® XIX will take place March 23-24, 2018 at Sam Boyd Stadium. Last year, more than 57,000 fans with attendees from 15 different countries and all 50 states witnessed the greatest Monster Jam® truck racing and freestyle competition in the history of the sport. Fans can get up-close-and-personal with the Monster Jam® trucks and drivers as they are granted more fan access to the stars of the show than any other live event.

The Pit Party features over 100 Monster Jam trucks and drivers, including all Monster Jam World Finals® competitors. Drivers will sign autographs during designated times. Other highlights include interactive displays, various kids’ activities, Graffiti Zone, thrill acts, Monster Jam Ride Truck, photo opportunities, Main Stage interviews and contests, and more.

Monster Jam® competitors are trained at Monster Jam University in mastering the skills of driving Monster Jam® trucks. Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam® trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, Monster Jam trucks generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air.

Monster Jam® is one of the only sports where male and female world-class drivers, some generational rivals, are equals competing for the same championship on the same track. During Saturday night’s competition, fans in attendance will have the chance to vote for the winner of the Freestyle Championship by real-time, in-stadium fan voting on their smartphones.

The Orleans will bring top country and rock performers to The Orleans Showroom,
Bourbon Street Lounge and Bailiwick. March entertainment will feature performances by Sawyer Brown, Uncle Kracker, Loverboy, Burton Cummings and more.
The Orleans Showroom
Sawyer Brown
Friday, March 2
Formed in the early ‘80s, Sawyer Brown has been bringing their top country hits to stages across the nation, delivering unique and high-energy performances for their fans.
Throughout the band’s career, Sawyer Brown has released twenty-three albums and 50 chart singles, performing at more than 4,500 shows. The group has also received numerous awards, including a Country Music Award, Academy of Country Music Award and CMT Music Award.
An Evening with Uncle Kracker
Saturday, March 3
Uncle Kracker kicked off his musical career as a DJ in Kid Rock’s “Twisted Brown Trucker Band.” From there, the Detroit-based singer-songwriter and performer launched into a successful solo career, releasing several top singles, including the No. 1 hits “When the Sun Goes Down,” “Follow Me” and “Drift Away,” as well as Top 10 hits like “In A Little While” and “Smile.
He has played to sold-out shows across the county and has appeared everywhere from the American Country Music Awards to “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.”
Friday, March 30
In their more than 30-year career, Loverboy has sold more than 10 million albums, earning four, multiplatinum plaques, including the four-million-selling Get Lucky, and a trio of double-platinum releases in their self-titled debut album, “Keep It Up” and “Lovin’ Every Minute of It.” Their string of hit singles including “Working for the Weekend,” “Hot Girls in Love,” “Queen of the Broken Hearts,” “Turn Me Loose,” and “When It’s Over” went on to become the anthems and party songs of a generation of arena rock fans.
Burton Cummings
Saturday, March 31
Celebrated rock icon Burton Cummings began his career in the 1960s as lead singer of the Canadian rock band The Guess Who. The group released several top hits, including “These Eyes,” “American Woman,” “Hang On To Your Life” and more. The band became the first Canadian group to reach No. 1 on the U.S. Hot 100 charts and became the first to earn a Platinum album for selling more than 1 million copies in the United States.
As a solo artist, Cummings earned 80 Platinum and Gold record awards that include hits like “Stand Tall.” “I’m Scared,” “My Own Way to Rock” and “Timeless Love.” In addition to his numerous accolades, Cummings is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, Canadian Walk of Fame, Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame and Prairie Music Hall of Fame.

In celebration of World Wildlife Day, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage invites guests to participate in educational activities designed to demonstrate the importance of protecting the world’s wild animals. This year’s theme is “Big Cats: Predators Under Threat.” Big cats are among the most widely recognized and admired animals across the globe. Today these magnificent animals are facing many and varied threats. Activities and information stations located throughout the Secret Garden and Sustainability Center will demonstrate to visitors why these animals are vulnerable, threatened or endangered and what they can do to help. Artwork from a local elementary school will be on display in the underwater viewing area of the Dolphin Habitat. Children ages 4-12 wearing clothing representing the theme “Big Cats: Predators Under Threat” will receive complimentary admission March 1-4 at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

80s Latin pop girl group Flans is back together again to bring their Asi Somos Tour to House of Blues Las Vegas on Sunday, March 18, 2018. After three break ups and three subsequent reunions, the all-female Mexican-Pop trio Flans is back together again to bring you the Asi Somos Tour. Initially brought together in the mid- ’80s to star in an interactive TV program, Ivonne, Ilse, and Mimi gained massive popularity as the girl group Flans. With seven studio albums over the course of 30 years and hit singles like “No Controles,” Flans is both a timeless institution and exuberant throw-back to plucky girl-powered ’80s Pop.

Coming straight from sold-out shows at the historic Café Carlyle in NYC, Tony Award-winner performer John Lloyd Young returns to The Space for another two-night engagement making him the first internationally-acclaimed performer to return to The Space’s stage. The star of the hit musical “Jersey Boys” on both Broadway and the Clint Eastwood-directed film, is set to grace the stage for two nights only on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3. This very special evening with Broadway Superstar John Lloyd Young will feature a variety of music from Young’s award-winning Broadway career and as a solo artist. Tickets are extremely limited are and available at Tony Award-winner John Lloyd Young originated the role of ‘Frankie Valli’ in Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical and international hit, “Jersey Boys.” As Valli, Young garnered unprecedented accolades from New York and national media, including one of the most exciting “New York Times” reviews ever written for an actor making a Broadway debut. Young went on to win the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards, becoming the only American actor in history to win all four leading actor awards for a Broadway debut. As Frankie Valli, Young sings lead vocals on the Platinum, Grammy Award-winning “Jersey Boys” Original Cast Album.

Fremont Street Experience, the five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, will celebrate NASCAR Weekend with free, non-stop live entertainment and a high-energy performance by 38 Special on Saturday, March 3 beginning at 9 p.m. Best known for their timeless hits including “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You” and “Fantasy Girl,” 38 Special will take over 3rd Street Stage for a full-length performance featuring their signature blast of Southern Rock as part of the 15th annual RaceJam concert during the 2018 Pennzoil 400 Weekend.

NASCAR Weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway has become one of the most anticipated events on the NASCAR calendar featuring three days of NASCAR fun with races from each of NASCAR's three premier series including the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race and the Pennzoil 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race.

The 15th annual RaceJam celebration is open to fans of all ages with no charge for admission. For more information and a full calendar of nightly entertainment at Fremont Street Experience, visit

After two successful limited engagements in 2017, modern-day mime and comedian, Tape Face is returning to Las Vegas. The “America’s Got Talent” alumnus has announced a multi-year residency at Harrah’s Las Vegas, beginning Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. PST. Although his show contains no dialogue, his return to Sin City will be louder than ever. In conjunction with his new show, Harrah’s Las Vegas will premiere a uniquely customized theater for Tape Face’s return called “House of Tape.” An intimate, 200-seat venue, the brand-new showroom will be easily accessible from Harrah’s main gaming floor.

Country star Drew Baldridge is returning to Las Vegas for a special performance at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8 p.m. A contemporary country artist whose polished, upbeat music embraces elements of pop and R&B as well as more traditional flavors, Drew Baldridge was born in Patoka, Illinois in 1992. From a young age, Baldridge was singing in church alongside his father, and when he was in kindergarten, the youngster began taking piano lessons, though in his teens he switched over to guitar. In 2013, Baldridge signed recording and publishing deals with THiS Music, releasing his first single, “B.Y.O.B.,” in late 2013. Two more singles followed, “All Good” in November 2013 and “She's Taken” in April 2014, before he released his first EP, the four-song Crossing Country Lines, in December 2014. A second EP, Crossing Country Lines, Vol. 2, came out in April 2015, and featured two songs that soon became fan favorites, “Dance with Ya” and “God's Front Porch.” In June 2016, Baldridge released his first full-length album through Cold River Records, Dirt on Us. The album once again included “Dance with Ya,” as well as 12 other tracks, including a duet with Emily Weisband (“Rebound”) and a gospel number sung with his brothers Mike Baldridge and Doug Baldridge.

One of Nashville’s most respected and beloved musicians Chris Stapleton will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Friday, March 23. The multiple GRAMMY, Country Music Awards (CMA) and Academy of Country Music (ACM) Award-winner is scheduled to take the stage at 8 p.m. Following his breakthrough solo debut album Traveller, Stapleton released two No. 1 albums in 2017 - From A Room: Volume 1 and From A Room: Volume 2. Both albums take their name from legendary RCA Studio A where they were recorded with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Dave Cobb. Released to overwhelming praise, the albums were featured on “Best of 2017” lists in Rolling Stone, Variety, Stereogum and The Tennessean.

Shiver with antici… –pation, the cult-classic Rocky Horror Picture Show – Live! as it returns House of Blues Mar. 11, tickets on sale now. For concert-goers still craving a bit of nostalgia, tickets for English synth-pop group The Human League go on sale Jan. 19. Rock tribute band Children of the Korn perform this week.

Ground-breaking metal artists , Between the Buried & Me, bring their North American headlining tour with The Dear Hunter and Leprous to the House of Blues Las Vegas on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the House of Blues Las Vegas. One of progressive metal’s most ground-breaking and innovative artists is unquestionably Between the Buried & Me, who after 15 years as a band continues to push themselves to new dimensions with their song-writing. The newest accomplishment, adding to their vast catalog, is the conceptual, two-part, epic album, Automata, which has Part I officially slated for a March 9, 2018 release through their new label Sumerian Records.

Have a few laughs with comedian and prankster Jim Florentine as he brings his raunchy and sarcastic humor to the stage inside The Birdie Bar at Topgolf Las Vegas on March 30 and 31, 2018. Jim Florentine is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and television personality. Florentine is best known for co-hosting “That Metal Show” on VH1 Classic, as well as voicing several characters on Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers including Special Ed and Bobby Fletcher. Florentine also hosts a popular podcast called “Comedy, Metal, Midgets” since 2011 and has a radio show on the Ozzy’s Boneyard channel on Sirius/XM. To date, he has released six stand up CDs, two comedy specials, six prank call CDs called Terrorizing Telemarketers and three hidden camera DVDs called Meet The Creeps. In 2017, Florentine launched a new book and a comedy special.

Bad Bunny has been added to the entertainment lineup at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, March 10. Urban music sensation Bad Bunny starts 2018 with full force, taking his contagious Latin trap music throughout the United states with his first North American tour, “The New Religion.” After a historic 2017 year, Bad Bunny is keeping the momentum going with five songs on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, along with a nomination for iHeartRadio Music Awards’ Best New Latin Artist. Today, Bad Bunny is preparing to celebrate the launch of his most recent collaboration with Enrique Iglesias, “El Baño,” which promises to be one of the favorites of fans around the world.

Global rock icons and newly announced Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees Bon Jovi have announced the spring leg of their This House Is Not for Sale Tour, presented by Live Nation. The run will make a Las Vegas stop at T-Mobile Arena Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The GRAMMY-winning band will also celebrate their return to the road with the re-release of This House Is Not For Sale as a new version, containing two brand new songs, “When We Were US” and “Walls.” The This House Is Not For Sale Tour has already received fan and critical acclaim, with its first North American leg grossing an estimated $47 million and its South American leg grossing nearly $40 million. Atlanta Journal-Constitution raved, “(The tour) solidifies their standing as one of rock’s most resilient acts.” Creative Loafing Tampa said, “Bon Jovi leaves 18,000 screaming, standing fans shot through the heart…” while the Los Angeles Daily News reported that “JBJ shook the stage from the start to end with energy and enthusiasm, and he kept that energy rolling with a voice in tip top shape…” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said “Bon Jovi doesn't miss a beat..." and the Toronto Sun enthused, “It was anthemic Bon Jovi at its best...” Bon Jovi will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in April 2018.

All the cool cats and “Atomic Dogs” will unite as “One Nation Under a Groove” when George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic bring the funk, the whole funk and nothing but the funk to House of Blues Las Vegas on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Recording as both Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late ’60s heroes like Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. While Funkadelic pursued band-format psychedelic rock, Parliament engaged in a funk free-for-all, blending influences from the godfathers with freaky costumes and themes inspired by ’60s acid culture and science fiction. From its 1970 inception until Clinton’s dissolving of Parliament in 1980, Clinton hit the R&B Top Ten several times but truly excelled in two other areas: large-selling, effective album statements and the most dazzling, extravagant live show in the business.

Roger Daltrey, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and founder of the iconic rock band The Who, returns to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino for two nights with special guest Leslie Mendelson on Wednesday, March 7 and Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m. Daltrey will be joined on stage by current Who band members Simon Townshend, Jon Button, Scott Devours, Loren Gold and Frank Simes. If any one member of The Who can be said to be the group’s founding member it is singer Roger Daltrey, who first assembled the group that would become The Who in 1959 while at Acton County School, recruiting John Entwistle and subsequently agreeing to John’s proposal that Pete Townshend should join. In those days Daltrey, whose daytime job was in a sheet metal factory, even made the band’s guitars, and it was his energy and ambition that drove the group during their formative years. That same energy, coupled with his unwavering resolve, has sustained the group during periods of uncertainty ever since. As a member of The Who, who were already members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Daltrey was inducted in 2005 into the UK Music Hall of Fame. In December 2008, he and Townshend were honored with America's most prestigious cultural award as recipients of the 31st Annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C. by then-President of the United States, George W. Bush.

Eclipse Tanning presents the 2018 Jay Cutler Desert Classic inside The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, March 31, 2018. The NPC national qualifier competition, featuring contestants from around the country and internationally as well, consists of Men and Women’s Body Building, Men and Women’s Classic Physique and Physique, Women’s Figure and Bikini, and Women’s Fitness. Multiple vendors specializing in supplements and apparel will also be on hand during the event.

Returning to Las Vegas by popular demand, Ricky Martin, one of the most intriguing and impactful performers of all time, has announced 12 performance dates for his headlining Las Vegas residency “ALL IN” at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in 2018. The multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning artist will continue to thrill audiences with his non-stop, electrifying show, filled with incredible performances and infused with the personal magnetism that has captivated his audience for decades around the globe.
The 2018 performance schedule is as follows:
March: 15, 17, 18, 21, 24 and 25
May: 23, 26, 27 and 30
June: 2 and 3

R&B singer, songwriter, and television personality K. Michelle comes to House of Blues Las Vegas on Tuesday March 6, 2018. Memphis born R&B singer K. Michelle gained notoriety in 2009 with her first hit single “Fakin’ It” featuring Missy Elliot. Since then, she was awarded Best New Artist by the Soul Train Awards in 2013, toured with R. Kelly, Robin Thicke, and headlined several of her own tours such as her most recent Hello Kimberly Tour. Michelle is also a prominent reality television personality having featured in several seasons of “Love & Hip-Hip: Atlanta” and staring in her own show, “K. Michelle: My Life.”

Flogging Molly has been added to the entertainment lineup at Boulevard Pool inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Thursday, March 15. Seven-piece band Flogging Molly can best be described as a new take on traditional Irish music and punk rock. The band, founded in Los Angeles, formed when Dublin native Dave King joined with fiddle player Bridget Regan, guitarist Dennis Casey, accordion player and former professional skateboarder Matt Hensley, bassist Nathen Maxwell, drummer George Schwindt and mandolinist Bob Schmidt. Their energizing performances aided in the release of their debut hit song ‘Swagger’ in March 2000 followed by the release of their hit album Drunken Lullabies two years later. Their latest album, Speed of Darkness, features their hit song ‘Saints & Sinners’ as well as the song ‘Speed of Darkness’ named after the album itself.

Iconic UK art rock and new wave sextet Psychedelic Furs brings their sax-infused, post-punk ’80s sound to House of Blues Las Vegas on Saturday, March 17, 2018. If you were to dissect today’s alternative rock music, you’ll find that much of it pays homage to The Psychedelic Furs. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs scored major hits with “Love My Way,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You,” and “Heartbreak Beat,” in all releasing seven studio albums, spawning several compilations, a boxed set, and a live concert DVD. Born out of the post-punk UK rock scene, the Furs quickly developed as one of the premier bands on US College and Modern Rock radio scoring a multitude of No. 1 singles.

Following a much buzzed about performance at the legendary Troubadour, Stone Temple Pilots are back and have announced North American tour dates, including a performance at House of Blues Las Vegas on Friday, March 9, 2018. This tour marks the first tour with the band’s new lead singer, Jeff Gutt. STP founding members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, and Eric Kretz introduced Gutt in November, moments before he joined them on stage during the Troubadour performance. Stone Temple Pilots are no strangers to change. Unpredictably has shaped the GRAMMY award-winning group since it emerged as one of the best-selling bands of the 1990s. More than 25 years later, the band is reborn once again on its seventh studio album – its first with new singer Jeff Gutt, a veteran of the Detroit music scene. STP founding members Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz introduced Gutt in November, moments before he joined them on stage at the Troubadour in Los Angeles for the band’s first concert together.

Up-and-coming esoteric rock band PVRIS brings their North American Tour 2018 to House of Blues Las Vegas on Saturday, March 10, 2018. PVRIS is an alt-rock trio made up of 21-year-old vocalist Lynn Gunn, dubbed “a force that cannot be denied” by the Huffington Post, guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brian MacDonald. Recently this Boston-based band performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” were spotlighted on “Last Call with Carson Daly,” hit the road with Fall Out Boy and Awolnation for a North American arena tour, and were featured on the cover of Alternative Press. PVRIS is climbing to the top of the rock world and have hit No. 1 on Billboard’s “Emerging Artists” and “Trending 140” charts with their second album All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell. This alternative rock band has racked up more than 12 million total YouTube views and 15 million total streams in the U.S. alone, along with 14.7 million Spotify streams and 3.4 million views for their “You And I” video.

Country superstar Kenny Chesney has announced that he is adding two Las Vegas shows to the Trip Around The Sun Tour in conjunction with his critically acclaimed new album, Live in No Shoes Nation. The tour will feature the latest hits from Cosmic Hallelujah and The Big Revival, mix them with everyone’s favorites, and add in a few wild cards. As one of the few non-stadium dates on the tour, the Las Vegas shows will give attendees the opportunity to get up close and personal with the artist and fellow fans. Chesney will return to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17. For Chesney, who’s been called “The King of the Road” by Wall Street Journal and “The People’s Superstar” by The Los Angeles Times, there is nowhere he feels more alive than when he’s onstage. His stadium shows are a rite of summer for many, and the songwriter/superstar from East Tennessee has built his career by striving to give people a night that defines their summer.

Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum singer and songwriter Demi Lovato announced her North American tour, with special guest multi-platinum, hip-hop icon DJ Khaled. Produced by Live Nation, the 20-city run will come to MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The announce comes off the recent release of Lovato’s critically acclaimed album TELL ME YOU LOVE ME, featuring the RIAA platinum Top 40 #1 smash "Sorry Not Sorry," DJ Khaled, the GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, and author, had his tenth and most recent full-length album GRATEFUL [We The Best Music Group/Epic Records] hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It was certified RIAA Platinum with 1.1 billion streams of the album to date.

Platinum-selling group Walk Off The Earth brings its first U.S. tour in three years to the intimate House of Blues Las Vegas on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The Juno Award-winning, platinum-certified Canadian five-piece Walk Off The Earth is an unconventional, multi-talented five-piece musical phenomenon that has taken the world by storm. Based in Burlington, Ontario, their brilliant five-people-playing-one-guitar interpretation of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” exploded on YouTube garnering well over 35 million views in less than two weeks. Their YouTube channel has more than 2.8 million subscribers, and their recent cover of “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran has been viewed more than 11 million times. The band also has an immense social media following, with almost 3 million Facebook likes. Its hit, “Fire In My Soul” was certified gold in Canada and was their first release under a unique deal the band recently signed with Universal Music Canada.

Kid Rock announced his "Greatest Show On Earth Tour 2018," produced by Live Nation. The tour will come to Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Fans of the rocker can expect the same high-energy experience, but with brand new tracks from his latest album. Sweet Southern Sugar is Kid Rock’s first album recorded in Nashville and features his spontaneous summer releases “Greatest Show On Earth” and “Po-Dunk,” as well as recent single “Tennessee Mountain Top.” The album ranges from country to classic rock, with a little rap sprinkled in between and highlights Kid Rock’s armory of talent, which transcends a single genre.

Glam metal rockers Black Veil Brides and metalcore favorites Asking Alexandria, with special guest Crown the Empire, are set to rock the House of Blues Las Vegas on Friday, March 2, 2018.

Inspired by glam metal icon such as KISS and Motley Crüe, lead vocalist Andy Biersack formed Black Veil Brides in 2006 based out of Cincinnati. In 2009, Biersack relocated to Los Angeles where he pursued his passion for rock and formed a new incarnation of Black Veil Brides with new members Ashley Purdy, Jake Pitts, Jinxx, and Christian “CC” Coma, who still currently make up the glam rock group today. As fast as December of the same year, they set sail on their first US tour “On Leather Wings.” In 2010, the band’s first album, We Stitch These Wounds, saw instant success once sky rocketing to No. 36 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and No.1 on the Billboard independent chart, selling more than 10,000 copies in its first week. Black Veil Brides released their second album Set the World on Fire (2011) where their title track was featured in the movie “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.” Black Veil Brides has also appeared on the soundtrack to the movie “The Avengers” in 2012. Nearly 11 years later, they continue their reign in their studded clothing and rockstar make up with a new album set to be released in early 2018.

Metalcore English rockers, Asking Alexandria forged on to the metal scene in 2006 and in 2009 introduced Stand Up and Scream. Their debut album peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Magazine’s Top Heatseekers and hit No. 24 Top Hard Rock Albums and No. 29 Top Independent Albums. The band followed up with Reckless & Relentless (2011) and toured tirelessly in support of it alongside Of Mice & Men, Chelsea Grin and Hollywood Undead, as well as headlining “Vans Warped Tour” that year. In 2013, Asking Alexandria released From Death to Destiny, debuting at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200. 2015 saw the release of The Black, their fourth studio album. In 2017, the band will release its fifth studio album, Into the Fire. Asking Alexandria currently consists of lead vocalist Danny Worsnop, guitarists Ben Bruce and Cameron Liddell, drummer James Cassells, and bassist Sam Bettley who stay true to the band’s metcalcore roots and signature sound.

Machine Head, the GRAMMY-nominated band that is best known as one of the pioneering bands in the new wave of American heavy metal, supports their new tour with a performance at House of Blues Las Vegas on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Hailing from Oakland, Calif., Machine Head was founded in 1991 after guitarist and vocalist Robb Flynn left his former bands Forbidden and Vio-lence. Flynn has remained a constant force in the band which now consists of drummer Dave McClain, guitarist Phil Demmel and bassist Jared MacEachern. While their music has crossed over multiple genres including groove metal, heavy metal and grunge, Machine Head has remained true to their thrash metal influences and roots.

Jerry Seinfeld fans can catch the legendary comedian as he returns to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for four nights of his critically-acclaimed stand-up comedy on March 9-10 and April 20-21, 2018. Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become the most successful comedy series in the history of television: Seinfeld. The show ran on NBC for nine seasons, winning numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards, and was named the greatest television show of all time in 2009 by TV Guide, and in 2012 was identified as the best sitcom ever in a 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll.

A free St. Patrick’s Day party will overtake the iconic dome entrance of the Plaza Hotel & Casino on Saturday, March 17 starting at 7 p.m. and culminating at 10 p.m. with a live green fireworks show shot from multiple locations on the property. The Plaza invites the public to join in the fun taking place throughout the evening under the dome, where guests will enjoy St. Patrick’s inspired entertainment and a DJ. The Plaza will also debut a new 10 ft. x 5 ft. Plaza pyrotechnic logo sign that will be behind the stage and flaming throughout the celebration, until the party culminates with a 3-minute live fireworks show, lighting the sky up with green pyrotechnics. The fireworks will be shot from multiple locations at the Plaza offering people numerous views of the fireworks from the dome and Fremont Street.

In addition, remember that clocks spring forward March 11th.

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