Las Vegas Blog
It may be mid-July, but there's still a whole lot of summer left to go, especially in a town as filthy hot as Sin City. And for music fans in Las Vegas, that's literally music to our ears, as the Las Vegas summer concerts series rolls through July and into the Dog Days of August.
If you missed the infamous Electric Daisy Carnival in June, or the Warped Tour's recent thrashing of the Luxor Festival Grounds, there's no need to fret; there are still several great Las Vegas summer concerts to see! Don't believe us? Well, check out some of the highlights of the Las Vegas summer concerts series below, in no particular order...
Tenacious D at the House of Blues (7/28): Yup - The D is coming to the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay at the end of July. See Jack Black and Kyle Glass live up to their self-proclaimed "Greatest Band in the World" Title by shredding the stage at the House of Blues on a Saturday night. Hopefully they leave some semblance of a stage when Santana takes over for an extended residency beginning in September. No guarantees...
Bloc Party & Santigold (8/11): The Cosmopolitan is one of our favorite music venues, not just because it's an awesome place to see a show, but because they attract emerging artists like this. Both Bloc Party and Santigold are a mish-mash of genres, but you can expect uptempo beats, an energetic crowd and tickets that cost less than your average Cosmo pool party. We can dig that kind of fun. Speaking of fun.
fun. at The Cosmopolitan Boulevard Pool (8/16): If you're not sick of the song of the summer yet (indisputably fun.'s "We Are Young"), than this Vegas concert at the aforementioned Boulevard Pool is up your alley. Watch fun. play their infectious tunes, get your drank on and belt your heart out when they break out their smash hit during the encore. (Trust us - they'll save it for the encore.)
Kiss & Motley Crue at Mandalay Bay (8/11): Want to see hair metal has-beens legends of heavy metal Kiss and Motley Crue share the stage in an arena rock extravaganza unlike any other in Las Vegas this summer? The Mandalay Bay Events Center is bringin' the noise - and the eyeliner - for one night only this August. As Las Vegas Weekly wrote this past week, Las Vegas truly has become a haven for hair metal enthusiasts not yet ready to let go. This one should actually be a pretty good time.
Beck at The Pearl Theatre (8/8): Alright, Beck is still awesome. There, we said it. Which is why we're stoked to see him perform at The Pearl Theatre at the Palms, his first trip to Las Vegas in seven years according to Las Vegas Weekly. The Palms is offering room and show packages for this much anticipated (by hipsters) summer concert in Vegas, and there are still tickets to be had. All that being said, if he doesn't play "Where It's At" we're going to lose our collective ... well, you know.
Fremont Street Summer Concert Series (7/21, 8/4, 8/18, 9/1): Broke and bored? Well, the Fremont Street Experience is hooking you up. You know, 'cause you're bros and all. Anyways, the Fremont Street Summer Concert Series includes even more hair metal superstars like Warrant and Skid Row (7/21) and Bret Michaels of Poison (8/4). That's a SERIOUS amount of hair - and metal. And at $0 a ticket, what do you have to lose? Well, other than your hearing... Check out all the details on their website.
Ziggy Marley at The Beach at Mandalay Bay (8/31): Take a load off at this end-of-summer Vegas concert at the Mandalay Bay Beach, just keep the, um, natural goodies (?) to yourself and away from the Beach. It may be the "Wild and Free Tour" but just because you and Ziggy want to "legalize it" doesn't mean it's going to happen that night. However, even we admit that Mr. Marley on the beach is the perfect send-off to a (hopefully) perfect summer.
Not in Vegas 'til the fall? Well, the fun never really ends when it comes to Las Vegas concerts. The iHeartRadio Music Festival lineup was just announced, and it's a doozy. Plus, there's a whole mess of smaller acts descending upon Sin City come September. Check back in with Early Vegas and our Vegas Events Calendar for updates on the best upcoming concerts in Las Vegas, and enjoy the show(s)!