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PAC-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
The Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament will be played at the MGM Grand Garden Arena March 13 – 16. The nation’s top teams will compete for the Pac-12 Championship and an automatic berth in the national championship tournament. This will be the first major basketball tournament ever played on The Strip. All tournament games will be televised nationally on ESPN, FOX and the Pac-12 Networks.

Dates: March 13 – 16
Time: Games will be played beginning at noon Wednesday, March 13.
Prices: Single-session tickets begin at $30.50 for sessions one and two. All-Session Strips that include tickets to every game of the tournament begin at $250. For a limited time, Flex Books that include four vouchers redeemable in any quantity or combination of sessions except the championship are available for $250.
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

THE EAGLES
Following three sold-out performances in 2012, the Eagles will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena
Saturday, March 23. The Eagles – Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit – will perform classics from their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career including “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “Life in the Fast Lane” and “Take it Easy,” among others. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.

Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $68.25, $93.75, $157.50 and $210 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

2013 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs), honoring country music’s best, will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. live EST/delayed PST on the CBS Television Network. Co-hosted by superstars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, this will be the eighth year that the ACM Awards have been based at MGM Grand and the 11th year the show has been held in Las Vegas.

Date: Sunday, April 7
Time: 5 p.m.
Prices: $160, $350 and $500 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.comor www.ticketmaster.com.

ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT
The Academy of County Music and dick clark productions will tape an all-star concert special, ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Monday, April 8. Fifteen-time ACM Award winner, acclaimed actor and entertainer Tim McGraw will call on his friends to help kick off the 2013 touring season. The two-hour, star-studded concert event will feature performances and collaborations from country, pop, rock and more, as well as a few surprise special guests from the worlds of film and television. All proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy, and an organization that McGraw was closely affiliated with during his last tour.

Date: Monday, April 8
Time: 5 p.m.
Prices: $100, $150 and $200 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy:Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Tickets are limited to six (6) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card,call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

BON JOVI
All-American rock icons Bon Jovi will bring BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, April 20. The tour will debut new songs from Bon Jovi’s upcoming album What About Now, to be released this spring. The group’s return to the road will launch the latest chapter in an ongoing blockbuster run which already has secured Bon Jovi’s status as the essential live rock band – having performed more than 2,700 concerts in more than 50 countries for more than 35 million fans.

Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59.50, $125, $179.50 and $229.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.comor www.ticketmaster.com.

THE 2013 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, May 19 at 8 p.m. live EST/delayed PST on the CBS Television Network. Music legend Prince, recipient of this year’s Billboard Icon Award, is scheduled to deliver an unforgettable performance during the three-hour show.

Date: Sunday, May 19
Time: 5 p.m.
Prices: TBD
Buy: TBD

FLEETWOOD MAC
Fleetwood Mac, one of rock’s most enduring, beloved and successful bands, will perform inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, May 26. The multi-GRAMMY Award-winning and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees will embark on the Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 Tour after a three-year break. The new tour also marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the group’s classic album Rumours, one of the most successful albums in history with sales exceeding 40 million copies. Rumours was at the top of the pop charts for more than 31 weeks and had four Top 10 singles.

Date: Sunday, May 26
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $55, $85 and $165 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

JUSTIN BIEBER
Justin Bieber will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, June 28 as part of the expanded Believe Tour, presented by AEG. The platinum-selling pop sensation has sold more than 15 million units worldwide and dominated pop culture and social media, amassing more than 48 million Facebook fans, 31 million Twitter followers and 3.1 billion YouTube views.

Date: Friday, June 28
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $45, $59.50, $79.50 and $95 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE

DAVID COPPERFIELD
Master magician David Copperfield continues to wow audiences at MGM Grand’s 740-seat Hollywood Theatre with his stage production, An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. Copperfield currently holds 11 Guinness World Records including “Largest Illusion Ever Staged” and “Most Magic Shows Performed in a Year.” He also is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dates: February 4 – 20; February 28 – March 6; March 14 – April 17; April 25 – May 3;
May 5 – June 5; June 13 – June 30
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; 4 p.m. matinee performances Saturdays only
Prices: $69.99, $79.99 and $99.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees);
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages, which include front row seating, a photograph with David Copperfield and a signed souvenir photo, are available for $199 (plus handling fees) during matinee and 7:30 p.m. performances only.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or
(702) 891-7777.

RODNEY CARRINGTON
Multi-talented comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will return to the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand with his hilarious stand-up comedy routine. Carrington has recorded eight comedy albums including Hangin’ with Rodney and Morning Wood, selling more than three million copies. Carrington has been one of the Top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the last decade.

Dates: March 7 – 13; June 6 – 11
Times: 9 p.m. nightly
Prices: $69.99 and $89.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees);
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages, which include front row-booth seating and a gift pack are available for $106.82 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); guests must purchase the entire booth. Call (702) 891-7902 to purchase.
Note: $2 from each ticket goes to the Rodney Carrington Foundation. For more information, visit www.rodneycarringtonfoundation.org.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/ka or www.mgmgrand.com, or by calling
(866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB

Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings his top-quality comedy to MGM Grand with his intimate 250-seat comedy club. The club provides Garrett, as well as legendary comedians and the next generation of comics, a place to call “home” in Las Vegas. Garrett is scheduled to appear multiple times throughout the year with a plethora of his comedic colleagues. This show contains adult content and is not recommended for guests under 21 years of age.

Dates: Nightly
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39, $49 and $59 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Note: Prices are $59, $69 and $79 when Garrett is scheduled to appear:
February 25 – March 3; March 25 – 31; April 22 – 28; June 17 – 23
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or
(702) 891-7777.

KÀ THEATRE

KÀ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Cirque du Soleil is world renowned for presenting an innovative blend of traditional circus arts and theatrical performance. With KÀ, Cirque du Soleil has taken the genre to a new level – introducing martial arts, puppetry, interactive projections and pyrotechnics to create an epic tale of groundbreaking proportions.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Dark: Sunday and Monday
Additional Dark Dates: February 4 – 5; Friday, March 22
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Note: Additional performances Sunday, Feb. 10
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Winter Offer: Tickets start at $50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes); visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/winter or call 866-241-2833 and mention “Winter.”
*Offer valid for select performances through March 31, 2013. Subject to availability. Management reserves all rights.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/ka or www.mgmgrand.com, or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

SPECIAL EVENTS

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP
The next installment of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp at MGM Grand, the highly successful music-magic experience, is February 14 – 18. Headlining the camp will be theatrical rock legends Alice Cooper and Ace Frehley, joined by icons Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob, formerly of Dream Theater) and George Lynch, among others.

The rock camp provides music fans the opportunity to jam nightly with legendary rock stars, write and record original songs, participate in master classes and perform live on stage in front of family and friends. Daily rock sessions are scheduled at MGM Grand and at Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp’s facility located west of the Las Vegas Strip.

Dates: February 14 – 18
Prices: Camp packages begin at $7,499
Buy: For registration and additional camp information, call 1-888-762-2263 or visit www.rockcamp.com.

COMEDY CENTRAL VEGAS PRESENTS DAVE ATTELL & JIM NORTON
Dave Attell and Jim Norton will perform a special comedy show inside the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand
February 22 – 23. Attell is no stranger to Las Vegas, having hosted the Adult Video News (AVN) Awards in 2010 and 2012. In 2005, a feature length concert film titled “Dave Attell’s Insomniac Tour Presents Sean Rouse, Greg Giraldo and Dane Cook,” was shot in Las Vegas. Norton is best known for his unique point-of-view and outspoken humor. He is a New York times best-selling author two times over for “Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch” and “I Hate Your Guts.” Currently, Norton is touring nationwide performing in front of sold-out crowds both individually and as part of his new venture, “The Anti-Social Network.” This show contains adult content and guests must be 18 years of age or older.

Dates/Times: Friday, Feb. 22: 9 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59.99, $69.99 and $79.99 (all inclusive)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/ka or www.mgmgrand.com, or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

NIGHTLIFE

TABÚ
Tabú is a boutique, stylish nightclub offering the finest in beauty, sophistication, service, drink and design. Tabú’s model servers provide tableside mixology, impeccable bottle service and signature cocktails. From dynamic images bouncing on every surface, to tables with living, breathing imagery, Tabú strokes each of the senses but leaves everything to the imagination.

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Hours: Opens at 10 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7183 for more information

FORBES FRIDAYS
The Strip’s hottest party heats up the weekend with electric giveaways and drink specials served by Tabú’s stunning model servers. DJ Eric Forbes commands the room with his pulsating beats ranging from hip-hop to rock and every music genre in between. Guests looking for a more secluded area in the stylish venue can enjoy Perrier Jouet Champagne and Absolut Vodka bottle specials at private VIP tables.

VIDA! AT DIEGO
Diego, MGM Grand’s trendy Mexican eatery, turns up the heat every Friday and Saturday with Vida! Las Vegas’ Latin-flavored dance party. Vida! combines the best in Latin music and modern flair as top Latin DJs spin the latest in Reggaeton, Spanish pop and rock and Cumbia beats. Vida! also features a twist on traditional bottle service as guests are treated to tableside cart service where mixologists create specialty concoctions and signature margaritas.

Dates: Friday and Saturday
Hours: Opens at 11:30 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

CENTRIFUGE
MGM Grand offers guests a chance to be the center of attention at Centrifuge, the 77-seat bar featuring live entertainment and an innovative drink menu. The bar comes alive nightly with a progressive music program and numerous freestyle and choreographed dance numbers. Centrifuge features specialty cocktails from each of MGM Grand’s signature restaurants, infusing the drinks with fruit and displaying the innovative drinks around the bar in Louise Treize baccarat crystal bottles.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: Opens at 4 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: Opens at noon
Admission: No cover charge. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

WEST WING BAR
The West Wing Bar provides a secluded place to hang out, meet before an evening of dining and entertainment or wind down with a nightcap. West Wing Bar is open daily at 4 p.m. and features a live DJ set Friday and Saturday.

ATTRACTIONS

CSI: THE EXPERIENCE
The popular worldwide phenomenon is available at MGM Grand in the hometown of the original top-rated “CSI” television series – Las Vegas. A challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction, CSI: The Experience places guests in the role of crime scene investigator as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries. The average experience lasts 60 – 90 minutes.

Dates/Times: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)
Prices: $28 per person (12 years and older); $21 per person (ages 4-11); second and third re-entries are priced at $13, with proof of prior admission; Family packs of four (two adults and two children under 11 years of age) are available for $75.
***Nevada residents with valid ID receive a $5 discount.
Additional Information: CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles. For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-7006 or go online to www.mgmgrand.com or www.csiexhibit.com.

***Guests can choose three attractions from five venues at MGM Resorts Las Vegas properties and pay only $54. Tickets can be purchased in person at participating MGM Resorts International box offices (excluding Circus Circus), or by calling (866) 606-7111.

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