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This Month's Las Vegas Entertainment Newsletter

September 2023

We always feel the changes that happen between August and September—the weather
changes dramatically, and because of that, business and conventions come back to
town. Las Vegas gets busy in September. School is back in session. Headliners
are storming back to the city. Football is back! We also have Labor Day,
Mexican Independence, and the 22nd anniversary of September 11th, (I’ll be
flying my flag and taking time to remember the heroes, the horror, the evil, and
the strength that was brought about because of all of those events.) It’s also
time to change the watering schedule for the yard.

September (from Latin septem, "seven") was originally the seventh of ten months
in the oldest known Roman calendar. After the calendar reform that added
January and February to the beginning of the year, September became the ninth
month but retained its name. It had 29 days until the Julian reform, which added
a day.

The autumnal equinox—also called the September or fall equinox—is the
astronomical start of the fall season in the Northern Hemisphere and the spring
season in the Southern Hemisphere. It will be on September 22nd. The word
“equinox” comes from Latin aequus, meaning “equal,” and nox, “night.” On the
equinox, day and night are roughly equal in terms of length. During the equinox,
the Sun crosses what we call the “celestial equator”—an imaginary extension into
space of Earth’s equator line. The equinox occurs precisely when the Sun’s
center passes through this line. When the Sun crosses the equator from north to
south, this marks the autumnal equinox; when it crosses from south to north,
this marks the vernal equinox.

There are some very fascinating national designations for September…I’ll
highlight a few that I find the most interesting…

September 1st is National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day. The First Friday in
September is National Lazy Mom’s Day. International Bacon Day is the Saturday
before Labor Day, and September 15th is National Linguine Day, National Double
Cheeseburger Day, and Day. Interestingly, September 18th is National
Cheeseburger Day (just a few days after Double Cheeseburger day.) September
20th is National Punch Day and Wife Appreciation Day…is that just bad taste?
September 22nd is Hobbit Day, and the 23rd is Celebrate Bi-sexuality Day. In
spite of bad press the 26th is National Shamu the Whale Day and the 27th is
National Corned Beef Hash Day. And one of my favorites…September 30th is
Blasphemy Day.

Stroll amongst villages and guilds, converse with royalty and show your true
knighthood as Clark County Parks and Recreation presents the 28th Annual Age of
Chivalry Renaissance Festival at Sunset Park Oct. 13-15, 2023. For more than
two decades, the three-day outdoor festival has brought more than 35,000+ locals
and visitors together for a weekend full of authentic medieval fun as Sunset
Park is transformed into a magical wonderland. The Age of Chivalry will immerse
visitors in the Renaissance era with numerous villages and different guilds,
activities, historical reenactments, live performances and an array of authentic
period 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.

Providing a unique opportunity to interact with U2's rich artistic legacy, Vibee
-- the Live Nation-founded destination experience company and VIP package
provider for the band's highly anticipated 'U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere'
shows -- has developed "Zoo Station: A U2:UV Experience", the ultimate hub for
fans. The fan portal, opening on September 28, was created to support U2's
groundbreaking run of shows, which will see the world's biggest rock band launch
the world's most state-of-the-art venue in Las Vegas kicking off the next day.
Developed in collaboration with Gavin Friday, U2's longtime Creative Director,
and with direct input from the band, Zoo Station comprises more than 12,000
square feet of interactive exhibit space across two floors, and is conveniently
located within The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas, the only resort with direct
access to Sphere.

Zach Bryan announced his 2024 North American run, The Quittin Time Tour. The
tour will come to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas June 7 and 8, 2024. The two shows
will be supported by Sierra Ferrell and Levi Turner. Bryan's 2024 tour will
take place in stadiums and major arenas across North America, kicking off in
Chicago with two shows at the United Center on March 6 and 7, before heading out
coast to coast with stops at football stadiums in Denver, Foxborough,
Philadelphia, Atlanta, Tampa, Arlington, and Minneapolis.

Get ready for a night of legendary comedy as Rob Schneider takes over the M
Pavilion stage at M Resort Spa Casino on Saturday, November 11, 2023, for his
worldwide standup comedy tour, Rob Schneider: The Narcissist Confessions.
Schneider is a veteran of the award-winning NBC sketch comedy series "Saturday
Night Live" and a successful film and television actor. Rob Schneider is an
accomplished actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. He started his stand-
up career in high school opening for the popular San Francisco band "Head On,"
and was a regular guest on local radio. An opening slot on The Dennis Miller
Show garnered Schneider an appearance on HBO's "13th Annual Young Comedians"
special, also hosted by Miller. The special led to a coveted position as a
writer for SNL in 1988. Schneider swiftly moved from a writer and featured
player to a full cast member with a cast that included Adam Sandler, Chris Rock,
David Spade and the late Chris Farley.

M Resort
San Gennaro Feast
Wednesday, September 20 – Sunday, September 24
Wednesday – Thursday 4 – 11 p.m.; Friday 4 p.m. – midnight; Saturday 1 p.m. –
midnight; Sunday 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. The San Gennaro Feast is the biggest Italian
food and music festival held bi-annually in honor of the Saint Gennaro, the
Patron Saint of Naples, Italy. The festival features a wide variety of ethnic
food vendors, arts and crafts, home exhibits, pony rides & petting zoo, face
painters, live international acts hourly on the main concert stage, and
amusement rides and games fun for the whole family! Each festival expects to
out-do the last, so don't miss out on the best Italian Heritage Celebration this
side of Naples!

In partnership with Todd Fisher and the Debbie Reynolds Estate, The Neon Museum
is debuting a new exhibition called "The Persona, The Person: Debbie Reynolds in
Las Vegas," honoring the Las Vegas legacy of the legendary entertainer. From her
years performing at the Riviera, Desert Inn and South Point to owning the Debbie
Reynolds Hollywood Hotel, her impact on the city will be spotlighted during a
limited run at City Hall's Grand Gallery in downtown Las Vegas, September 5
through October 26.
The exhibition is a headlining experience in The Neon Museum's second annual
Duck Duck Shed, a citywide cultural, design and entertainment festival taking
place October 4-7, celebrating the allure of Las Vegas' past and present with
behind-the-scenes tours, exclusive exhibitions and thought-provoking
discussions. "The Persona, The Person: Debbie Reynolds in Las Vegas" will
feature Reynolds' exquisite handmade gowns, costumes and personal effects from
her and her family's time living and performing in Las Vegas (1962-2014),
including memorabilia depicting her friendship with Liberace to the red-beaded
tuxedo she performed in at the Riviera after signing Las Vegas' first ever
million-dollar contract in 1962.

The popular holiday tradition "Tournament of Kings: 'Twas the Knight" will
return to Excalibur Hotel & Casino Wednesday, Nov. 22 – Monday, Dec. 25 for
another winter wonderland themed celebration. Guests can celebrate holiday cheer
with "huzzahs" while rooting on their favorite king in the festive battle for
honor. King Arthur and his Kingdom cordially invite guests to witness the
mythical Merlin summon snowfall upon the Kingdom while the kings joust and
participate in festive medieval games. Guests will have a holly jolly time
listening to holiday-inspired music, poems and songs. "Tournament of Kings:
'Twas the Knight" will immerse guests into the joy of the season with splendidly
designed costumes, banners, flags and a castle light illuminating a cheerful
spirit upon the lands. All who experience the holiday show will be transported
to the medieval times while devouring a three-course feast with King Arthur's
favorite utensil – his hands. The holiday meal includes season roasted Cornish
Game Hen, roasted sweet potatoes, fresh corn on the cob, a soft baked dinner
roll and a cherry hand pie.

This week, ticket sales for Kylie Minogue’s first-ever Las Vegas residency at
Voltaire at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas went on sale. After overwhelming
demand, Voltaire and Minogue have announced 10 additional performances to May
Friday, December 15, 2023
Saturday, December 16, 2023
Friday, March 8, 2024
Saturday, March 9, 2024
Friday, March 15, 2024
Saturday March 16, 2024
Friday April 26, 2024
Saturday April 27, 2024
Friday May 3, 2024
Saturday May 4, 2024
Opening November 3, Voltaire blurs the lines between an intimate club, concert,
and non-stop entertainment venue. Voltaire will usher in a new destination
nightlife scene with Minogue at the forefront following her smash hit “Padam
Padam” and upcoming “Tension” album release.

Embrace the macabre and step into the twisted world of ABANDON, a frightening,
kinky, and darkly humorous theatrical experience, where the line between
pleasure and pain blurs into a mind-bending world of unspeakable horrors and
forbidden desires. Presented by Las Vegas Horror Show, LLC and co-produced with
Vegas Theatre Company, ABANDON will explore the darkest corners of the human
psyche and terrify Las Vegas audiences for a five-week run in the vibrant Las
Vegas Arts District, beginning Thursday, October 5, 2023. Set in the dark
corners of 1800s Paris, ABANDON pushes the boundaries of live theater, while
taking audiences on a terrifying journey through the life and writings of the
Marquis de Sade during his years spent imprisoned in insane asylums. ABANDON is
a truly unique theatrical experience, where psychological terror, grotesque
beauty, and edgy kink collide to create a horror production like no other. This
is an experience that will haunt audiences long after the final curtain falls.

After selling out more than 65 shows in 2023, award-winning artist Luis Miguel
will continue his word tour in 2024. Stopping at more than 50 cities and
produced by Cardenas Marketing Network, Inc. and Fénix Entertainment, the tour
will make a stop in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena Friday, April 19, 2024. To
speak of Luis Miguel is to speak of one of the most important and influential
artists of Spanish music. Having recorded his first album when he was 12 years
old, Miguel has captivated multiple generations with his prestigious voice
throughout his more than 40-year career. He is often recognized as one of the
most iconic artists in the history of Spanish-speaking music.

Trumpeter and singer Brian Newman today announced 12 new performance dates of
his late-night show Brian Newman: AFTER DARK. Newman will perform at the NoMad
Library at NoMad Las Vegas with all shows scheduled to begin at 11:30 p.m.
Newman’s 2023 show dates are:
Thursday, Aug. 31
September 2 – 3; 6 – 7; 9 – 10; 28; 30
October 1; 4 – 5
Serving as the bandleader for the LADY GAGA JAZZ & PIANO resident show at Dolby
Live, Brian Newman: AFTER DARK is reimagining the storied Las Vegas lounge by
bringing a swinging, cocktail-swilling ode to “Vintage Las Vegas” to NoMad
Library at Park MGM, where classic Vegas vibes never sleep. Seizing the spirit
made famous by Louis Prima in the late ‘50s and ‘60s, this widely heralded late-
night romp is the modern version of what it once was. Filled with great music
and new friends as well as featuring special guest performers from New York, Las
Vegas, and beyond, AFTER DARK will be an intimate evening of stars, singing
sirens, burlesque queens and icons on stage and screen.

Mark your calendars for a night to remember as THE ROD EXPERIENCE, featuring
Carmine Appice and Rick St. James, will take over the stage inside the M
Pavilion at M Resort Spa Casino on Saturday, October 14, 2023. It's not a
tribute; it's a trip back in time to the legendary period of Rod Stewart,
created and spearheaded by Carmine who was part of it. Sit back and enjoy Rick
St. James who is generally regarded as the world's finest performer to play Rod
as he looks the part, plays the role, and, most importantly, sings the part to a
"T." For seven years, Rod Stewart and Carmine Appice were close collaborators
writing, recording, and thrilling millions of fans. Rod was at the very top of
his game regarding chart success and sheer numbers of tickets sold worldwide.
And by his side during those most crucial years was Carmine Appice. After seeing
a recent Rod Stewart concert, Carmine said, "I miss playing those songs live."
So, he recreated the magic of that classic Rod Stewart show with THE ROD
EXPERIENCE, which soon became an acclaimed Rod tribute starring Rick St. James
as Rod Stewart.

Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Bruno Mars today announced he will add five
December 2023 performances, including two New Year’s Eve weekend shows, at Dolby
Live at Park MGM in Las Vegas.
December 22 – 23; 28; 30 – 31
Fourteen-time GRAMMY-Award winner and 30-time GRAMMY Award nominee Bruno Mars is
a celebrated singer, songwriter, producer, and musician who has sold over 200
million singles worldwide, making him one of the best-selling artists of all
time. Mars accepted Album Of The Year (An Evening with Silk Sonic) on behalf of
the duo, Silk Sonic, during the 2022 BET Awards. Previously sweeping the 64th
Annual GRAMMY Awards, the super duo took home four awards including Record Of
The Year (“Leave The Door Open”), Song Of The Year (“Leave The Door Open”), Best
R&B Performance (“Leave The Door Open”), and Best R&B Song (“Leave The Door
Open”). This came after “Leave The Door Open” became Mars’ 17th song to reach
Multi-Platinum status.

Due to popular demand, comedian Gabriel Iglesias will perform a third show at
The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In addition to his previously
announced September 15 – 16 show dates, Iglesias will bring his hilarious comedy
to Las Vegas Sunday, Sept. 17. Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias is one of the world's
most successful stand-up comedians. He recently became the second-highest
grossing touring comedian and is one of the most watched comedians on YouTube
with over 1.1 billion views and over 25 million fans on social media.

T-Mobile Arena
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
Saturday, Sept. 30: Canelo vs. Charlo Championship Boxing
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 (Women’s), USC vs. Ohio State (Women’s), Georgia vs.
Oregon (Women’s) and USC vs. Kansas State (Men’s)
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
Friday, April 19, 2024: Luis Miguel
March 1 – 2, 2024: Madonna
June 7 – 8, 2024: Zach Bryan
August 15 – 18, 2024: Abu Dhabi Combat Club

Vegas Golden Knights 2023-2024 Pre-Season Schedule
All games are subject to change
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
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
Friday, Dec. 8: Cody Johnson

Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay
Friday, Sept. 15: Banda MS
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
Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024: Los Temerarios

Las Vegas Aces 2023 Regular Season Home Schedule
All game dates are subject to change
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
September 1 – 3; 22 – 23
November 17; 19
December 1 – 2
Gospel Brunch
Sunday, Sept. 24
October 1; 29
Sunday, Nov. 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
November 3 – 4; 7 – 8; 10 – 11; 21 – 22; 24 – 25; 29
December 1 – 2
Bruno Mars:
December 22 – 23; 28; 30 – 31
Thursday, Aug. 31
September 2 – 3; 6 – 7; 9 – 10; 28; 30
October 1; 4 – 5

The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
August 31 – September2: Tom Segura
Sunday, Sept. 3: Brent Faiyaz
September 8 – 9: Matt Rife
September 15 – 17: 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

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.
Additional Dark Dates:September 11 – 21

Extended Engagements
Bill Maher:
September 15 – 16
November 3 – 4
Rodney Carrington:
December 7 – 9; 14 – 16
Steve Trevino:
December 10 – 13 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.

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