Rí Rá Live
Every Friday and Saturday night at 11:30 p.m., Rí Rá Las Vegas turns down the lights and turns up the sound as Rí Rá Live takes over the authentic Irish pub. Rí Rá Live brings an upbeat party vibe to the pub every weekend as top-40 inspired bands tear up the stage and get the crowd rocking.
Every Friday in April The Street brings its mainstream dance experience to the Rí Rá Live stage. Creating an electric, DJ-style atmosphere, The Street performs high-energy dance, rock and top-40. The non-stop, mashed-up performances promise to keep the mood alive and the vibe flowing all night.
Every Saturday in April Backed by a world-class rock band and fronted by male and female vocals, The Jones’ creates a seamless blend of rock and dance. Each set mashes top-40 favorites into a non-stop, DJ-like performance that is sure to have everyone yelling for more.
Rí Rá Las Vegas Dinner / Evening Entertainment
Guests can enjoy live, authentic Irish music daily during dinner and evening hours with many of the bands coming directly from Ireland.
The Bronx Boys March 30-April 3 at 8:30 p.m. nightly The Bronx Boys bring Irish Music from the heart of New York City, blending fast-paced traditional dance music with classic and contemporary songs from both sides of the Atlantic. Boasting the talents of guitarist Alan Murray, flute player Dan Lowery and Kevin Buckley on fiddle, the boys have acquired a fierce reputation for their energetic live performances in New York and beyond.
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland Murray is one of the most in-demand guitarists in Irish music today. His skill on the strings is matched by his strong vocal style, which he has cultivated in recent years playing with Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones. Dallas born Lowery also tours with the Young Wolfe Tones in his time off from the Bronx Boys. He spent his youth travelling Ireland learning to play traditional Irish music. Since settling in New York and beginning his musical career, he has received much critical acclaim for his aggressive style on the flute. He also lends his guitar playing and singing abilities to the band’s show. Buckley, who sings and plays guitar in addition to the fiddle, cut his musical teeth in St. Louis where he grew up playing both Irish and rock music. He recently released an album of Irish Music and currently tops the Irish-American music charts. His fiery fiddle playing is a hallmark of the Bronx Boys sound.
April 4 and 25 at 8:30 p.m. The Wild Celts, fronted by Dublin-born singer/songwriter O’Douling, continue their reign as one of Las Vegas’ most popular Irish rock bands. They have recently reached the impressive milestone of selling 20,000 records locally and abroad.
Stephen’sGreen April 5-10 at 8:30 p.m. nightly The outstanding duo of Dublin natives Andy O’Driscoll and Martin Doyle, collectively known as Stephen’s Green, have performed at many festivals, fairs and concerts throughout the United States and Europe, bringing their unique talents to a wide audience of enthusiasts.
Early in his career, balladeer Andy O’Driscoll won many awards in SCOR, a national talent competition in Ireland, by competing in solo singing and ballad group. The legendary Paddy Reilly described O’Driscoll as the “best singer to come out of Ireland in many years.” Master musician Martin Doyle exhibited huge potential at an early age by winning the National Championship and the All Ireland championship for classical accordion. He went on to represent Ireland in the World Accordion Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. He is also an exceptionally talented traditional musician who has composed many original tunes.
April 11 at 8:30 p.m. A permanent entertainment fixture in Irish pubs throughout Las Vegas for more than a decade, John Windsor is a multi-talented performer who uses a signature personal touch to put a smile on the faces of his audience. Windsor provides nonstop entertainment throughout his sets by blending guitar, harmonica and amazing vocals into one spectacular performance.
The Cray & Dempsey Experience
April 12-17 at 8:30 p.m. nightly The Cray & Dempsey Experience is anything but typical and the group’s performances provide audiences with one of the most unique Irish experiences they will ever see. The pair has been together for the better part of 25 years and brings several genres of music together, including rap, rock and Irish folk. They put their own spin on songs such as “Gin & Juice”, “Sweet Caroline” and “500 Miles,” along with many all-time favorites from the 70s through today’s top hits. Whether audience members are seeing The Cray & Dempsey Experience for the first time or are faithful followers, they can expect the best during each and every performance. The Cray & Dempsey Experience is a rude, crude and Irish band who keeps rocking and the audience loves them.
April 18-24 at 8:30 p.m. nightly Mossy Moran hails from Ireland’s southeast coastal city of Waterford. At age 19, Moran took his act on the road singing songs and telling stories of the Irish people all over Ireland’s southeastern coast. He then made a break for the United States in 1996 to sing his foot stomping brand of Irish music for U.S. citizens. His deep, baritone voice coupled with a thundering velvet hand on his guitars cause people to stop and listen. His Irish wit along with his heated style of Irish traditional and contemporary music creates an infectious stage presence. Along with up and coming artist Kevin Grgurich on banjo and tin whistle, the two lads will give quite the memorable performance.
Off The Boat
April 26-May 2 at 8:30 p.m. nightly Off the Boat is the musical imagining of James Gallagher of Co. Donegal, Ireland. He and his fellow music makers provide a unique interpretation of many traditional Irish pub tunes. Off the Boat performs a selection of James Gallagher’s original compositions, all of which receive air time in Ireland, Germany, Slovenia and the United States. Pub-goers also may get a dose of Irish history (or Celtic mythology) while enjoying an Off the Boat performance.
About Rí Rá Las Vegas
Crafted in the warm pub style of 19th century Ireland, Rí Rá Las Vegas is inside The Shoppes at Mandalay Place. The authentic Irish pub features a multitude of artifacts carefully restored in Wicklow, Ireland and shipped to their new home in Las Vegas. Rí Rá Las Vegas contains an authentic Victorian Shop bar that began its life in Ireland in the 1880s, a whiskey bar adorned with an original glazed jewelry cabinet from 1900, an oak floor from a whiskey distillery and an 8-foot-tall, 500-pound carved plaster statue of St. Patrick dating back to 1850. The pub hosts live entertainment seven nights a week in a music room constructed with artifacts dating back to 1890 from the Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland. On the weekends, guests can kick back at Rí Rá Live, where every Friday and Saturday at 11:30 p.m. the best bands in town will take the pub’s stage. Born and raised in Dublin, Rí Rá Las Vegas owners David Kelly and Ciaran Sheehan have been close friends since they were 14-years-old. Kelly and Sheehan later partnered with Jay Luther, whom Kelly met while working for Guinness. Rí Rá Las Vegas will be the 12th pub the trio has opened in the U.S.