JANET JACKSON RETURNS TO PARK MGM TONIGHT FOR FINAL 12 DATES OF HER CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY METAMORPHOSIS

JANET JACKSON
RETURNS TO PARK MGM TONIGHT FOR
FINAL 12 DATES OF HER CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED
LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY METAMORPHOSIS

Tickets for shows through August 17 on sale now at ticketmaster.com/janet

Global icon Janet Jackson returns to Las Vegas tonight for the final 12 dates of her critically acclaimed Las Vegas residency, Metamorphosis, at Park Theater at Park MGM resort.

Fans and press have been raving about Metamorphosis along with celebrities such as Beyoncé, Queen Latifah, Magic Johnson, Gabrielle Union and Tiger Woods, who all came out to support Janet’s opening week in May.

Envisioned by Janet and her creative team, Metamorphosis peels back the layers of the immensely private life of Janet, sharing her transformation from a young girl with issues of self-esteem to global icon. The centerpiece of her all new thought-provoking show, is Janet captivating you through your senses with electrifying visuals, explosive dance numbers, chart-topping hits and fan favorite deep cuts. The show also features a special 30-year anniversary celebration of her ground-breaking album “Rhythm Nation 1814.”

You will follow her path to self-love, empowerment, motherhood and activism, amidst the challenges faced along her personal journey finding your own light through her Metamorphosis.

A limited number of tickets are available for the following performances:

July 2019: 24, 26, 27, 31
August 2019: 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17

Tickets start at $79 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at ticketmaster.com/janet. All shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

Photo Credit: Farrenton Grigsby and Solaiman Fazel
Video Credit: Solaiman Fazel

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

DRAKE AND THE CHAINSMOKERS TIE THE ALL-TIME RECORD
FOR THE MOST NOMINATIONS IN A SINGLE YEAR
WITH 22 EACH FOR THE “2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”!

Other Top Nominees include Twenty One Pilots with 17
and Rihanna with 14 Nominations

The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from
T-Mobile Arena on SUNDAY, MAY 21st at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC

dick clark productions and ABC today released the nominees for the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” honoring the year’s most successful artists in 52 categories of music.  The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. This year’s award ceremony will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments.

As part of today’s nomination announcement, singer and hit-songwriter Julia Michaels and Fall Out Boy musician Pete Wentz appeared in the 8:00 a.m. ET hour of ABC’s “Good Morning America” to announce the nominees in five categories, including: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Hot 100 Song. Following the broadcast, four additional categories, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top R&B Song and Top Rock Song, were exclusively announced via Billboard.com. The remaining categories were announced exclusively via the Billboard Music Awards’ Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

“2017 Billboard Music Awards” nominations include a cross section of artists with many seeing more nods than ever. Drake and The Chainsmokers lead the pack with 22 nominations each, tying the all-time record for most nominations in a single year.  Drake’s nominations include, among others, Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album. The Chainsmokers’ nominations include double nods in six categories: Top Dance/Electronic Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Selling Song, Top Radio Song, Top Collaboration and Top Dance/Electronic Song, with single nominations in 10 other categories. Twenty One Pilots received the third most nominations, at 17, including Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, and three nominations in the Top Rock Song category.

Rihanna received the fourth most nominations, 14, including Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and a double nomination for Top R&B Song. Returning winners from 2016, who also received nominations this year, include Adele, Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan, Lauren Daigle, Drake, Kirk Franklin, Enrique Iglesias, Nicky Jam, Wiz Khalifa, Major Lazer, Rihanna, Chris Stapleton, The Weeknd, Twenty One Pilots and more.

2017 TOP NOMINEE CHART FACTS:

  • In the past year, the chart-ruling Beyoncé notched her sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Lemonade and earned eight top 40-charting songs from the set on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Lemonade also made the diva the first woman to debut at No. 1 with her first six full-length studio albums. In support of Lemonade, the entertainer mounted the Formation World Tour, which played to more than 2.2 million fans at 49 shows, and earned $256 million according to Billboard Boxscore. Beyoncé is a six-time Billboard Music Award winner, and was also was honored with the Billboard Millennium Award in 2011.
  • 15-time Billboard Music Award winner Justin Bieber continued an illustrious run of success since releasing his No. 1 Billboard 200 album Purpose, which generated his first three Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles: “What Do You Mean?,” “Sorry” and “Love Yourself.” He added two more top five Hot 100 hits in 2016, as his vocals helped Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” and DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You” reach Nos. 2 and 4, respectively. The former also crowned Billboard‘s Pop Songs and Hot Dance/Electronic Songs charts, all while Purpose continued its domination: it has spent more than 70 weeks on the chart, Bieber’s longest run on the list since his since 2010 LP, My World 2.0.
  • EDM DJ duo The Chainsmokers surged to the mainstream with a string of smash singles over the past year. The pair notched their first top five Billboard Hot 100 hit in summer 2016, “Don’t Let Me Down,” featuring rising star Daya. After that, The Chainsmokers followed with their first No. 1, the 12-week leader “Closer,” featuring Halsey. The nostalgic song logged the longest reign atop the Hot 100 of 2016 and went on to historic heights, breaking the mark for the most weeks (27) tallied in the top five for any song in the Hot 100’s 59-year history.
  • Breakout rapper Desiigner’s viral hit “Panda” exploded in 2016, on its way to a record-setting 14 weeks at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart and 17 weeks atop Hot Rap Songs. It also clocked two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song’s success helped the Brooklyn native earn several year-end honors, including the top new R&B/hip-hop artist of 2016.
  • Everything Drake touched turned to chart gold in the past year. The artist claimed his first No. 1 as a lead act on the Billboard Hot 100 with “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla; his Views album racked up 13 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (the longest run atop the list for a man since 1992); and his recent More Life project bowed atop the list in April. The latter set granted Drake his seventh consecutive No. 1 on the list, comprising every one of his full-length albums. Additionally, More Life blasted in atop the chart with a record number of streams for its songs in a single week: 384.8 million in the U.S.
 
  • Since soaring onto Billboard‘s country charts in 2012, Florida Georgia Line has continued to conquer with its mix of party anthems and reflective ballads. Dig Your Roots arrived as the duo’s third No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart and the set spun off FGL’s fifth No. 1 single on Hot Country Songs, the 18-week leader “H.O.L.Y.” (as well as follow-up hits featuring Tim McGraw and Backstreet Boys). The act boasts two of three longest-reigning No. 1s in the Hot Country Songs chart’s six-decade history: before “H.O.L.Y.,” its debut hit “Cruise” ruled for a record 24 weeks.
  • 12-time Billboard Music Award winner Rihanna continued a record-setting run with her No. 1 Billboard 200 album Anti. As the set’s “Love on the Brain” reached No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, she became only the third act in Hot 100 history to earn 30 top 10 hits, following The Beatles (34) and Madonna (38). Another Anti top 10, “Needed Me,” gave the global superstar her longest-charting Hot 100 hit: its 45 weeks surpassed the 41 of “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris in 2011-2012.
  • Two-time Billboard Music Award-winners Twenty One Pilots spent the past year solidifying their domination of Billboard’s rock charts, claiming three long-running No. 1s on the Hot Rock Songs chart. The alternative rock duo’s “Stressed Out” ruled for 23 weeks, “Ride” followed with nine weeks on top, and “Heathens” spent a record 30 weeks at No. 1. All three tracks reached the top five on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart — making Twenty One Pilots the first rock act to earn three top five hits in a year since 1988.
  • After The Weeknd broke through to the pop mainstream in 2015 with his No. 1 Billboard 200 album Beauty Behind the Madness, the eight-time Billboard Music Award winner returned with another chart-topper, Starboy, in 2016. The set ruled the list for five weeks and spun off a No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 in its title track, featuring Daft Punk. The album saw its second single, “I Feel It Coming,” again featuring Daft Punk, reach the top five in early April. Further, The Weeknd charted all 18 songs from Starboy on the Billboard Hot 100 dated Dec. 17, 2016, making him one of only two artists to have charted that many Hot 100 titles from a single album.
Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.

ABC’s three-hour telecast of the “2016 Billboard Music Awards” drew an average audience of 9.8 million viewers and a 3.2/10 in Adults 18-49 to rank as Sunday’s No. 1 broadcast program. In addition, the awards show was Sunday’s most social program with 1.8 million tweets.

For additional information on the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or check out the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social media and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.
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The complete list of nominees for the “2017 Billboard Music Awards” can be found below.

The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” sponsors include Comcast and T-Mobile. Media partners include Cumulus Media | WestwoodOne and Music Choice.

The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

About Billboard
Billboard is the world’s largest voice in music, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music.  From the iconic Billboard magazine to  Billboard.com, the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard has a social media footprint of 15.4 million social followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and created 86.9M cross-platform video views in Jan. 2017. Billboard magazine has published major news-generating covers recently including Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Nicki Minaj, Future, Selena Gomez, Fifth Harmony, Migos, Justin Bieber, and an open letter to Congress signed by 180+ of the music industry’s biggest stars and executives. In December 2016, the Billboard Women in Music ceremony, which honored Madonna as Woman of the Year, was presented to a mass audience via Lifetime, the exclusive broadcast partner. In 2016, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group acquired SpinMedia’s storied music assets Spin, Vibe, and Stereogum, establishing the world’s largest music brand by digital traffic, social reach, and audience share. Combined entity of music and entertainment properties now reaches 45 million unique visitors and one in every three U.S. millennials.

About “2017 Billboard Music Awards”
The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00pm ET/ 5:00pm PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Miss America” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Welcomes Frankie Moreno

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Welcomes Frankie Moreno

 

 
The high-energy performer will headline The Showroom for a six-week limited engagement
Golden Nugget Las Vegas welcomes to the stage Frankie Moreno for a six-week limited engagement starting March 2. The sensational singer, songwriter, and showman will bring his high-energy music and lively stage antics to The Showroom for performances March 2 – April 13. Fusing old-school soul with modern rock and roll, Moreno draws audiences to their feet with a commanding set list of pop standards, contemporary chart toppers, and original songs.

 

Moreno, who made his national debut at the age of 10 on “Star Search,” has toured and written songs for audiences around the world. His eponymous debut album achieved nationwide success following a rousing rendition of the self-penned single “Tangerine Honey” on “Dancing with the Stars.”

 

To record the highly-anticipated follow-up album, Moreno is collaborating with renowned producer, engineer, and guitarist Pat Thrall, who has worked with Katy Perry, Beyonce, and Justin Bieber.

 

Moreno has performed sold-out concerts at esteemed venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and The Hollywood Bowl, and recorded a PBS special, “Frankie Moreno in Concert.” In addition to racking up accolades in Las Vegas including “Best All-Around Performer” (Las Vegas Review-Journal) and “Best Strip Headliner” (Las Vegas Weekly), Moreno garnered an Emmy nomination for his nationally televised special, “Songs at Home.”

 

Frankie Moreno will perform at Golden Nugget Las Vegas at 8 p.m. March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6 and 13. Tickets are now on sale and available at GoldenNugget.com or by calling or call (866) 946-5336.

 

 

ABOUT GOLDEN NUGGET LAS VEGAS
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget now offers more than 2,400 deluxe guest rooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book, and poker room; world-class restaurants such as Grotto Italian Ristorante, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Claim Jumper and Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000 gallon, live shark aquarium and the new H20 poolside lounge. Since 2005, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas has made more than $300 million in upgrades, renovations and expansions under Landry’s, Inc, introducing first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues. Throughout the upgrades, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas unveiled the Rush Tower in 2009, brought Las Vegas its first Chart House Restaurant and introduced a beautiful new pool, The Hideout, as well as expanded the gaming, entertainment and retail options at the luxury resort. In 2014, the Golden Nugget invested $15 million in renovating the Gold Tower adding modern designs consistent with the upscale Rush Tower and invested $6.5 million transforming the Conference Center into a modern business space. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454 or by visiting online at GoldenNugget.com.

 

NATE DIAZ, MIKE WILL MADE IT, AND OMARION AT LIGHT NIGHTCLUB DURING UFC 200 WEEKEND

NATE DIAZ, MIKE WILL MADE IT, AND OMARION AT LIGHT NIGHTCLUB DURING UFC 200 WEEKEND

Top DJ Mike Will Made It and hip hop artist Omarion to perform at LIGHT Nightclub in Las Vegas

LIGHT NIGHTCLUB

 

WHAT:  LIGHT Nightclub is excited to announce esteemed Atlanta-based producer Mike Will Made It to ring in UFC 200 weekend with the hottest hip hop DJ set. Mike Will Made It is a proven heavyweight in the hip hop/rap industry, producing numerous top Billboard music hits for the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Future, 2 Chainz and Rick Ross. Mike Will Made It will be hosting his ‘#FakeWorkFriday’ party on July 8th with Nate Diaz guaranteeing an enjoyable experience for trap music lovers and partygoers alike.  Joining Mike Will Made It throughout the weekend is Grammy-nominated R&B singer and former B2K front man, Omarion. LIGHT is sure to bring the industry’s best DJ sets and after party entertainment to the Las Vegas strip!

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Tickets for each event night are available for pre-purchase on WanTickets.  Be sure to follow LIGHT Nightclub on Instagram at @TheLightVegas and Twitter at @TheLightVegas and like us on Facebook. More information on the weekend line-up can be found at http://thelightvegas.com/.

 

WHEN:
Friday, July 8, 2016 – Saturday, July 9, 2016
Friday, July 8 – Mike Will Made It
Saturday, July 9 – Omarion with Nate Diaz

 

WHERE:
LIGHT Nightclub at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV

 

 

ABOUT LIGHT:   LIGHT merges groundbreaking music with creative and cutting-edge visual to produce a new nightlife experience. Headlining DJs lead the charge, coupled with exclusively built visuals, innovative video mapping, lighting, sound and special effects. Designed as an experience to play with your senses, LIGHT offers far more than the traditional nightclub. The chic, fashion-forward 38,000-square-foot venue features state-of-the-art production, visual effects and world-renowned DJs.

Centric’s Soul Train Awards Return to the Orleans Arena on Nov. 6

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Centric’s Soul Train Awards Return to the Orleans Arena on Nov. 6

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

WHAT:     

Centric’s Soul Train Awards will return to the Orleans Arena Nov. 6 with singer-songwriter Erykah Badu hosting the highly-anticipated event. Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds will be presented with the “Legend Award,” honoring his career as a soloist and songwriter. Jill Scott, the singer-songwriter behind the platinum-selling receiving “Who Is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds Vol. 1” will receive the first-ever “Lady of Soul Award.” The Weeknd, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson all received five nominations, while Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Jidenna and Tyrese received four. The will air on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Centric and BET.

WHEN:        

Friday, Nov. 6 – 5:30 p.m. (Show tapes 6-8 p.m.)

WHERE:     

Orleans Arena
4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103

TICKETS:     

Tickets start at $55, plus taxes and convenience fees, and may be purchased by calling 702-284-7777 or online at www.orleansarena.com.
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Photos/Video: Celebrity Highlights / “Mayweather VS Pacquiao” Presented by SHOWTIME PPV and HBO PPV

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Earlier this evening at the blockbuster welterweight world championship unification super-fight between 11-time, five-division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao, presented by SHOWTIME PPV and HBO Pay-Per-View, the biggest names in entertainment and sports arrived at the MGM Grand to watch as Mayweather defended his title, beating Pacquiao by unanimous decision.

Prior to the ‘fight of the century,’ the following celebrities attended SHOWTIME PPV and HBO PPV’s VIP Pre-Fight Party at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill:  Ben Affleck, Christian Bale, Charles Barkley, Drew Barrymore, Matt Bomer (HBO’S The Normal Heart), Jerry Bruckheimer, Louis C.K., Jim Caviezel, Dave Chapelle, Kevin Chapman, Julie Chen, Don Cheadle (Showtime’s House of Lies), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (HBO’S Game Of Thrones), Whitney Cummings (HBO Comedy Special), Claire Danes (Showtime’s Homeland), Michael J. Fox, Antoine Fuqua, Elyes Gabel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Pooch Hall (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Shanola Hampton (Showtime’s Shameless), Allison Janney (Showtime’s Master of Sex), Joshua Jackson (Showtime’s The Affair), Magic Johnson, Michael Keaton, Gayle King, Robert Kraft, Josh Lawson (Showtime’s House Of Lies), Sugar Ray Leonard, Katharine McPhee, Dash Mihok (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Reggie Miller, Shad Moss, Stephen Moyer (HBO’S True Blood), Niecy Nash (HBO’S Getting On), John Ortiz (HBO’S Togetherness), Anna Paquin (HBO’s True Blood), Jordan Peele, Amanda Peet, Wendell Pierce (HBO’S Confirmation), Brett Ratner, Gina Rodriguez, Charlie Rose, Gabriel Salvador, Liev Schreiber (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Ben Schwartz (Showtime’s House of Lies), Dax Shepard, Ben Silverman, Tony Sirico (HBO’S The Sopranos), Sting, Maura Tierney (Showtime’s The Affair), Glynn Turman (Showtime’s House of Lies), Sheryl Underwood, Jon Voight (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Mark Wahlberg (HBO’S Ballers & Entourage), Victor Williams (Showtime’s The Affair), Ruth Wilson (Showtime’s The Affair), and more along with network executives Leslie Moonves (CBS Corporation President & CEO), Matt Blank (Showtime Chairman & CEO), Richard Plepler (HBO Chairman & CEO), David Nevins (Showtime President), Michael Lombardo (HBO President, Programming), Stephen Espinoza (Showtime Sports Executive Vice President And General Manager) and Ken Hershman (President, HBO Sports).

 

Additional celebrities attended the fight sitting ringside at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, including Anthony Anderson, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Tom Brady, Chris Brown, Kevin Connelly, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Julian Edelman, Jamie Foxx, Rob Gronkowski, Calvin Harris, Jay-Z, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Michael Jordan, Michael B. Jordan, Jimmy Kimmel, Christina Milian, Nicki Minaj, Sugar Shane Mosley, Nicole Scherzinger, Michael Strahan, Tony Robbins, Donald Trump, Mike Tyson, Denzel Washington, Lil Wayne, and more.

 

Following the fight, talent from CBS and SHOWTIME along with VIP guests including Jim Caviezel, Don Cheadle, Claire Danes, Hugh Dancy, Pooch Hall, Shanola Hampton, Allison Janney, Michael B Jordan, Joshua Jackson, Diane Kruger, Dash Mihok, Shad Moss, Jordan Peele and more attended a post-fight VIP dinner at Craftsteak featuring Casamigos cocktails.

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For more information visit www.mayweatherpromotions.comwww.hbo.com/boxing, www.SHO.com/Sports, and www.mgmgrand.com and follow on Twitter at @floydmayweather, @MannyPacquiao @mayweatherpromo, @TRBoxing, @HBOboxing, @SHOSports and @Swanson_Comm. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FloydMayweather, www.facebook.com/TopRankMannyPacquiao, www.Facebook.com/MayweatherPromotions, www.Facebook.com/TRBoxing, www.Facebook.com/HBOBoxing, and www.Facebook.com/SHOSports.

THE 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

American Music Awards

THE 2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS®
NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

Iggy Azalea Leads This Year with Six Nominations

2014 Artist of the Year Nominees include Iggy Azalea,
Beyoncé, Luke Bryan, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde,
One Direction, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams

Charli XCX to Perform Live on the 2014 AMA Awards from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC

The American Music Awards, the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, today announced the 2014 American Music Awards nominees. In advance of today’s announcement, recording artists Jason Derulo and Charli XCX rose at the crack of dawn to reveal 5 categories of nominees on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” (See the full list of nominees below). It was also announced today on “GMA” that Charli XCX will perform for the first time on the AMAs. The American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, November 23rd (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.

Iggy Azalea leads this year with six nominations. John Legend, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams follow with five nominations each, while Lorde earns four nominations. Additionally, Beyoncé, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic and One Direction were nominated for three awards. Bastille, Drake, Luke Bryan and Sam Smith each receive two nominations.

The Artist of the Year category increases from 5 to 10 nominees in 2014. This year’s nominees are Iggy Azalea, Beyoncé, Luke Bryan, Eminem, Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, One Direction, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams. The ten nominees will be narrowed to five based on the votes received through 11/13 and the winner will be determined by the total votes received throughout the entire voting period.

The Single of The Year category, increasing from 3 to 5 nominees in 2014, includes nominees Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX, “Fancy,” John Legend, “All of Me,” MAGIC!, “Rude,” Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J, “Dark Horse” and Pharrell Williams, “Happy.”

As always at the American Music Awards, artists will be honored in the genres of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative Rock, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Contemporary Inspirational, Electronic Dance Music, as well as categories for Top Soundtrack, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, Artist of the Year and Single of the Year.

American Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions as reflected in Billboard Magazine and on Billboard.com, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound.

The “American Music Awards” are voted on by the fans. Winners will be determined through online and Twitter voting. Beginning on 10/13, for all categories other than New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, fans can vote once per day at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site, AMAvote.com, as well as once per day via Twitter by including the nominee’s name, category name and #AMAs within a tweet.

Voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s will open on 11/1 and will remain open throughout the first hour of the ABC live broadcast on 11/23, with the winner being announced in the final hour. Fans can vote via AMAVote.com and Twitter.

Preceding the ABC broadcast for the 6th consecutive year will be the “Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 AMAs” pre-show. Live coverage will stream online for fans worldwide starting at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT on November 23rd at Yahoo Live, this year’s official digital distributor of the American Music Awards Experience. The live stream can also be watched at TheAMAs.com and ABC.com.

The 2014 American Music Awards® are produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers.

Below please find the full list of nominations for the 2014 American Music Awards®:

2014 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS® NOMINEES:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Iggy Azalea
• Beyoncé
• Luke Bryan
• Eminem
• Imagine Dragons
• John Legend
• Lorde
• One Direction
• Katy Perry
• Pharrell Williams

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
• 5 Seconds of Summer
• Iggy Azalea
• Bastille
• Sam Smith
• Meghan Trainor

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
• Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX “Fancy”
• John Legend “All of Me”
• MAGIC! “Rude”
• Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J “Dark Horse”
• Pharrell Williams “Happy”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
• John Legend
• Sam Smith
• Pharrell Williams

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
• Iggy Azalea
• Lorde
• Katy Perry

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
• Imagine Dragons
• One Direction
• OneRepublic

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
• Lorde “Pure Heroine”
• One Direction “Midnight Memories”
• Katy Perry “Prism”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
• Jason Aldean
• Luke Bryan
• Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
• Miranda Lambert
• Kacey Musgraves
• Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
• Eli Young Band
• Florida Georgia Line
• Lady Antebellum

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
• Garth Brooks “Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences”
• Eric Church “The Outsiders”
• Brantley Gilbert “Just As I Am”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
• Iggy Azalea
• Drake
• Eminem

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
• Iggy Azalea “The New Classic”
• Drake “Nothing Was The Same”
• Eminem “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
• Chris Brown
• John Legend
• Pharrell Williams

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
• Jhene Aiko
• Beyoncé
• Mary J. Blige

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
• Beyoncé “Beyoncé”
• John Legend “Love in the Future”
• Pharrell Williams “G I R L”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
• Bastille
• Imagine Dragons
• Lorde

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
• Sara Bareilles
• OneRepublic
• Katy Perry

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
• Marc Anthony
• Enrique Iglesias
• Romeo Santos

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
• Casting Crowns
• Hillsong United
• Newsboys

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
• Avicii
• Calvin Harris
• Zedd

TOP SOUNDTRACK
• Frozen
• The Fault In Our Stars
• Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1

For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.

Tickets are now on sale at www.axs.com.

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About the American Music Awards
The American Music Awards features performances from today’s hottest artists and presents fan-voted awards in the categories of Pop/Rock, Alternative Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Inspirational, Latin, EDM, Soundtrack, Single of The Year, New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s, and Artist of the Year. The American Music Awards pays tribute to today’s most influential and iconic artists. The show is produced by dick clark productions and is seen in more than 160 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.theamas.com, www.dickclark.com or abc.go.com/shows/american-music-awards.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

Music Choice To Feature Exclusive Billboard Music Awards Content

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Music Choice To Feature Exclusive Billboard Music Awards Content

 

Music Choice will feature exclusive content promoting the 2014 Billboard Music Awards  across all its properties including Music Choice Play, Video On Demand, Music Channels and digital properties now through the live broadcast of the Billboard Music Awards, May 18, 2014 at 8:00pm ET.  With over 57 million listeners and 1 billion annual video views, Music Choice is the ultimate destination for the best in music and video content.

On Music Choice Video On Demand, a top-level Billboard Awards folder will appear featuring music videos from this year’s nominees including Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Lorde, Justin Timberlake, and many more.  The folder also contains clips from the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. (Directional: MC Music Choice >Billboard Awards).  Music Choice Play will feature BBMAs themed episodes of its popular interactive music shows including The Cut, Ultimate Guest List, and post show highlights will appear on You & AMC’s Hit List and Pop Rhythmic Music Channels will feature BBMAs block programming leading up to the show as well as facts and images tied to nominees.

About Music Choice:

Music Choice, the multi-platform video and music network, delivers its music programming to millions of consumers nationwide through their televisions, online and mobile devices. Music Choice programs dozens of uninterrupted music channels; produces originals that feature today’s hottest established and emerging artists; offers thousands of music videos; and launched Music Choice Play, the music video, lifestyle and entertainment network for Millennials.  For additional information log on to www.MusicChoice.com | Twitter: @MusicChoice | Facebook: www.facebook.com/MusicChoice

 

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
 
Top Finalists Include Imagine Dragons, Lorde,
Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus,
Pharrell Williams, Beyoncé and Robin Thicke

 
To Air Live Sunday, May 18, 2014 From The MGM Grand Garden Arena
on ABC at 8:00 PM ET

With help from pop R&B singer Jason Derulo live this morning on “Good Morning America,” dick clark productions and Billboard, the ultimate authority in music and home of the iconic Billboard charts defining success in music, today announced the finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, honoring the year’s most successful artists in 40 categories. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET, with performances from music’s biggest stars. The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein and Barry Adelman are Producers.

Derulo appeared in the 8:00 AM ET hour of “Good Morning America” today, to announce his participation as a performer in this year’s Billboard Music Awards. Derulo also announced five of the 40 finalist categories, including: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top R&B Artist, and Top Country Artist.

Finalists Imagine Dragons and Lorde lead with twelve categories each. Imagine Dragons is vying for its first Billboard Music Award this year. The quartet burned up the charts in 2013 with its album “Night Visions” (which is also a finalist for Top Rock Album) and its many hit singles. Among those is the smash hit “Radioactive,” which broke the record for the most weeks ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Lorde broke through in 2013 as well with her inescapable No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single “Royals” and debut album “Pure Heroine.” The two musical acts go head-to-head in nine categories, including Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio), and Top Rock Song.

Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis follow with 11, 10 and 8 categories respectively. Justin Timberlake could capture his first Billboard Music Award this year as a solo artist. Included in his 11 categories, are Top Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album. With the group ‘N Sync, Timberlake earned five Billboard Music Awards, including the 2000 trophy for Album of the Year (“No Strings Attached”). Katy Perry is already a three-time Billboard Music Award winner, with the 2011 Top Hot 100 Artist and the Top Digital Songs Artist, and the 2012 Spotlight Award, honoring her achievement as the first woman to earn five No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from one album (“Teenage Dream”). Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are also past winners, receiving Top Rap Song at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.

Some other fun finalist facts include:

  • Both Lorde and Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams with their respective Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s “Royals” and “Blurred Lines,” lead the songs race with 5 title categories each.
  • Imagine Dragons and Katy Perry both come in second for song categories with 4 for “Radioactive” and “Roar.”
  • Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams’ “Get Lucky,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton’s “Can’t Hold Us,” and the duo’s hit with Wanz’s “Thrift Shop,” in addition to Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” and Avicii’s “Wake Me Up!” all are tied with 2 title categories each.
  • Some first-time Billboard Music Award finalists include: Lorde (12 categories), Avicii (4 categories), Capital Cities (3 categories), Zedd (3 categories), Sidewalk Prophets (1 category)
  • Rihanna has been a finalist at the Billboard Music Awards 49 times, including 5 categories this year.
  • Justin Timberlake has the most entries as a finalist for albums with three, including two entries for Top R&B Album with “The 20/20 Experience” and “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2)”
  • Luke Bryan leads all country acts with seven entries in six categories, including an appearance as a finalist in the overall Top Male Artist grouping.

  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014.  Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.

As previously announced, the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet, will be given to an innovative artist who has achieved a notable chart milestone over the past year. The six finalists for this special editorial award were announced earlier last week on Billboard.com – they are: Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Luke Bryan, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding and Carrie Underwood. Fans can vote for their favorite Milestone artist online at Billboard.com/milestone and can enter a contest for a chance to win an opportunity to present the award live at this year’s event alongside global music superstar and Billboard Music Award winner Kelly Rowland.

“I’m really looking forward to presenting the Chevrolet Milestone Award at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. I love being able to recognize fellow artists for their accomplishments and having the opportunity to present with a fan will make the evening that much more exciting!” said Kelly Rowland.   The six finalists will be narrowed down to three finalists, who will be announced on the website on April 21st.  Voting will then continue through the first two hours of the live 2014 Billboard Music Awards broadcast, culminating with the announcement of the award winner during the last hour of the show.

Chevrolet is a sponsor of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

For additional information on the “2014 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.

Branded digital assets include everything from social toolkits to GIFs celebrating this year’s Billboard Music Awards top categories and nominees.

For additional news and exclusive content, follow @OfficialBBMAs #BBMAs on Twitter, like us on Facebook  and join the conversation on Instagram and YouTube.

The complete list of finalists for the “2014 Billboard Music Awards” can be found below.

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ABOUT BILLBOARD
Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com which is the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music ­ the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike.

ABOUT “2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014.  The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Michael Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein and Barry Adelman are Producers.

ABOUT dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised events.  dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”  dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including “So You Think You Can Dance,” and owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming.  In 2014, dcp will debut “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” on NBC and joint venture Keshet DCP will premiere the weekly television series “Rising Star” on ABC.   For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

ABOUT CHEVROLET
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world’s largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

“Gotta Get It” Grammy Hair with help from Jenny Balding!

Music’s biggest night celebrated the 56th Grammy Awards and stars showed off their “gotta get it” hair styles!  Jenny Balding, NYC Cutler/Redken Styling and Grooming Expert, shares her favorite Grammy styles and steps for how your readers can recreate these looks for their personal red carpet event.
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Beyoncé – “LOVE her ultra sexy chin length bob – this looks amazing because of the colors throughout…dark roots into dark blonde into bright blonde ends.” – Jenny Balding
Create the Look!
  • If your hair is curly…
    • Create a middle part when wet
    • Apply a curl enhancing cream throughout from roots to ends (Redken Curvaceous Full Swirl is perfect for this)
    • Air dry or lightly dry using a diffuser on low speed and low heat from underneath so as not to create volume at the roots.
    • Shake out with fingers.
  • If your hair is straight or wavy…
    • Use a medium sized curling iron to recreate this look.
    • Prep hair by misting a light hairspray all over to create texture to the hair (Redken fashion work 12 versatile working spray is light and the perfect spray)
    • Create a middle part and use the curling iron vertically and wind small sections all over making sure to keep the top are on the flatter side.
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Rita Ora  “This gorgeous, vintage hollywood inspired hair is very stylish and modern because of the color. Having some regrowth and then really blonde throughout is what makes this look.” – Jenny Balding
Create the Look!
  • Create a low side part on one side
  • Blow dry smooth with a large round brush for the perfect foundation
  • Use a medium sized curling iron use vertically from mid length to the ends
  • Keeping the part  and the crown area smooth and no volume.

MGM Grand in Las Vegas ~ Entertainment Listings for December 2013

MGM Grand in Las Vegas ~ Entertainment Listings for December 2013

 

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

BEYONCÉ
For the second time this year Beyoncé will bring The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Dec. 6. Following her historic performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, Beyoncé returned to a full-time touring schedule – her first since 2009. A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, Beyoncé has released four No. 1 solo albums and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades including 16 GRAMMY Awards.

Date: Friday, Dec. 6
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $50, $90, $150 and $250 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

ANDREA BOCELLI
Classical and pop superstar Andrea Bocelli will return to the U.S. in December for a select run of concerts beginning Saturday, Dec. 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Bocelli will be joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Svetla Vassileva and world-renowned guest vocalist Heather Headley. As is now tradition, Bocelli’s holiday-timed U.S. tours receive rousing ovations annually.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 7
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $75, $125, $195, $275 and $400 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

MGM GRAND SHOWCASE BENEFITTING COACHES VS. CANCER
Top 25 college basketball programs will be on display at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec. 21 in this inaugural nationally televised doubleheader. The MGM Grand Showcase will feature Marquette vs. New Mexico and Oklahoma State vs. Colorado with the games benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer, an initiative spearheaded by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society. The Coaches vs. Cancer program empowers coaches, their teams and communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs and fundraising activities. Guided by the Coaches vs. Cancer Council, participating coaches help people with cancer and work toward finding cures to end the disease. The organization has raised more than $87 million to help the American Cancer Society’s mission.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 21
Times: Games are scheduled to tip off at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Prices: $30, $50, $75, $125 and $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 mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2
Newly crowned and undefeated UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (10-0) and former champion Anderson Silva (33-5) will return to the Octagon Saturday, Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. At UFC 162 in July, Weidman, then the No. 1 contender, stunned middleweight champion Silva with a second-round knockout. The co-main event at UFC 168 will feature a rematch between rivals and competing The Ultimate Fighter season 18 coaches Ronda Rousey (7-0) and Miesha Tate (13-4).

Date: Saturday, Dec. 28
Time: Doors are scheduled to open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $100, $200, $300, $500, $750 and $1,000
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

FLEETWOOD MAC
Fleetwood Mac, one of rock’s most enduring, beloved and successful bands, will close 2013 with a special concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Monday, Dec. 30. The multi-GRAMMY Award-winning group and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees recently completed the Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 arena tour, its first since 2009. The tour marked 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.

Date: Monday, Dec. 30
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $99.50, $149.50 and $224.50 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

NITRO CIRCUS LIVE
Nitro Circus founder, ringleader and world-class athlete Travis Pastrana will bring Nitro Circus Live, the action sports spectacle that has become a worldwide hit, back to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Jan. 25. Nitro Circus Live will showcase more than 40 of the world’s best action sports athletes performing daring and often record-breaking tricks in freestyle motocross, BMX and skateboarding. In addition, heart-stopping stunts on unique contraptions rarely attempted outside of the Nitro Circus family will be performed. Featuring the stars of Nitro Circus’ hit TV show and 3D film, the tour is led by Pastrana, a 10-time X Games gold medalist in Freestyle Motocross who also has become a fixture on the NASCAR, Supercross and rally racing circuits.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 25
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $39, $49, $69 and $139
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

GEORGE STRAIT
Music icon George Strait will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Feb. 1 for the second leg of his two-year tour – The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. Strait is a legend in the world of country music with career accomplishments including 59 No. 1 hits, 60 industry awards, more than 65 million albums sold. He also has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $69.50, $99.75 and $149.50 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

MILEY CYRUS
Global superstar Miley Cyrus will headline the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the first time Saturday, March 1 during her highly anticipated 2014 “Bangerz Tour.” Cyrus released her new album, Bangerz, on RCA Records in October. It debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and the Digital Album Charts with more than 270,000 albums sold. Cyrus’ two singles off Bangerz, “Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop,” have sold more than 4.3 million copies in the U.S. alone.

Date: Saturday, March 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59.50 and $89.50 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

CHER
The one and only Cher will bring her 49-city North American Tour, Dressed To Kill, to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, May 25. Cher’s previous tour, The Farewell Tour, later dubbed The Never Can Say Goodbye Tour, was one of the most successful tours ever by a solo artist. Cher played a record-breaking 325 dates in front of more than 5.5 million fans.

Date: Sunday, May 25
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $55.25, $76.25, $149.75 and $190.75 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Justin Timberlake will bring The 20/20 Experience World Tour, his first tour in six years, back to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Aug. 8. In March 2013, the GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning artist released The 20/20 Experience which was certified double platinum in the U.S. and earned Timberlake the biggest first week sales for a male artist in five years. The album hit the No. 1 spot on iTunes in 93 countries and has produced two chart-topping singles – “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.” Continuing the musical journey, Timberlake released the highly anticipated The 20/20 Experience Part 2 of 2 in October featuring the singles “Take Back the Night” and “TKO.”

Date: Friday, Aug. 8
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $75, $125 and $200 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BEACHER’S MADHOUSE

Beacher’s Madhouse, the legendary Vaudeville-inspired spectacle, will reach new heights of madness with two experiences, Beacher’s Madhouse The Show and Beacher’s Madhouse The Nightclub, both under one roof. Beacher’s Madhouse The Show will take guests on a journey into the unconventional world from the moment they first enter the 8,500-square-foot venue. With its circus-like energy and A-list Hollywood atmosphere, Beacher’s Madhouse The Nightclub will bring an outrageously sexy and over-the-top nightlife experience to MGM Grand. Known for stretching the limits of imagination, Beacher’s Madhouse has made a name for itself amongst Hollywood’s elite including Johnny Depp, Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez,
Ryan Seacrest and many more.

Dates: The Show: Tuesday – Saturday
The Nightclub: Wednesday – Saturday

Dark: The Show: Sunday and Monday
The Nightclub: Sunday – Tuesday

Time: The Show: 8 p.m.
The Nightclub: Doors will open at 10:30 p.m.

Notes: Beacher’s Madhouse The Show is expected to debut at MGM Grand in January 2014.
Beacher’s Madhouse The Nightclub is scheduled to open Friday, Dec. 27.

Prices: The Show: $75 and $125 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); VIP packages which include front row table seating and complimentary bottle of vodka or champagne will be available for $175. VIP package ticket also authorizes entry to Beacher’s Madhouse Nightclub to keep the party going!

The Nightclub: 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.

Buy: The Show: Tickets will be available for purchase starting Monday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. by calling (323) 785-3036 or visiting beachersmadhouse.com.

Contact: Call (323) 785-3036 or visit beachersmadhouse.com for more information

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: December 1 – 4; December 15 – 31
Times: Sunday – Friday: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Note: New Year’s Eve performances December 30 – 31 at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
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 p.m. performances only.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

RODNEY CARRINGTON
Comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will return to the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand with his hilarious stand-up comedy routine December 5 – 14. Carrington has recorded eight comedy albums including Hangin’ with Rodney and Morning Wood, selling more than 3 million copies combined. He also wrote and co-starred in the movie “Beer for My Horses” with country music star Toby Keith. According to Pollstar, Carrington has been one of the Top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the last decade. The multi-talented entertainer, who has become a regular at MGM Grand, takes the stage in the Hollywood Theatre multiple times each year.

Dates: December 5 – 14
Time: 9 p.m. nightly
Prices: $69.99 and $89.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages which include booth seating and a gift pack, are available for $106.82 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) per person and a minimum of four seats must be purchased. For more information or to book a package, call (702) 891-7902.
Note: $2 from each ticket will go to the Rodney Carrington Foundation. For more information, visit rodneycarringtonfoundation.org.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB

Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings 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 many 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)
Notes: Performances are scheduled for 10 p.m. during Wrangler National Finals Rodeo December 9 – 15.
Prices are $59, $69 and $79 when Garrett is scheduled to perform. Garrett’s scheduled appearance dates are December 2 – 10; December 27 – January 1, 2014
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

KÀ THEATRE

KÀ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
KÀ, the unprecedented epic production by Cirque du Soleil, takes adventure to an all new level. Be awed by a dynamic theatrical landscape, as an entire empire appears on KÀ’s colossal stage and a captivating display of aerial acrobatics envelops the audience.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Dark: Sunday and Monday
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Additional Shows: Monday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Additional Dark Dates: December 3 – 4
Notes: New Year’s Eve performances Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at cirquedusoleil.com/ka or mgmgrand.com, or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

SPECIAL EVENT

WRANGLER NATIONAL FINALS RODEO (WNFR)
Sin City will transform into Cowboy Town during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo December 5 – 14 and MGM Grand will rope in guests with multiple activities fit for a champion. The resort, known as “Home of the Champions,” has scheduled a variety of events for rodeo fans over the 10-day competition while serving as the official hotel of the WNFR Tie-Down Roping contestants. MGM Grand also will host the most WNFR Gold Buckle athletes under one roof, including 18-time World Champion cowboy Trevor Brazile, who will make nightly appearances at the resort.

Dates: December 5 – 14
Prices/Buy: Daily events are complimentary; Special room and ticket packages are available by calling (800) 398-1245 or visiting mgmgrand.com/NFR.

NIGHTLIFE

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS
Hakkasan Las Vegas, an innovative restaurant and nightclub concept, offers guests a 360-degree curated experience combining fine dining and immersive nightlife, all within a thoughtfully designed five-level structure. The all-encompassing nightlife experience showcases dramatic design, modern Cantonese cuisine, world-class mixology and exclusive collaborations with in-demand artists. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki, among others.

Dates/Hours: Thursday – Friday; Sunday: Doors open at 10 p.m.
Saturday: Doors open at 9 p.m.
Note: Hakkasan will be closed Thursday, Dec 18 – Dec. 26.
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) 891-3838 for more information

WHISKEY DOWN
Located on the casino floor, Whiskey Down is an intimate lounge featuring high-end gaming including six Blackjack tables, seven video-poker machines at the bar and seating for up to 64 guests. In its beverage lineup, Whiskey Down offers a wide array of brown spirits including American, Canadian, Irish and Scotch whiskies as well as specialty cocktails.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 24 hours
Admission: Admission is complimentary. 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 features an innovative drink menu and a progressive music program. 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 Louis Treize baccarat crystal bottles.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: Opens at 4 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: Opens at noon
Admission: Admission is complimentary. 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; 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 re-entry is priced at $13 and second and third re-entry together are priced at $16, with proof of prior admission; not including service fees
***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 mgmgrand.com or csiexhibit.com.

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino ~ Entertainment Listings for November

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino ~ Entertainment Listings for November

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

UFC 167: GEORGES ST-PIERRE vs. JOHNY HENDRICKS
Welterweight king Georges St-Pierre (GSP) (24-2) will face hard-hitting Johny Hendricks (15-1) when they compete for the welterweight world title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Nov. 16. GSP looks to defend his belt for the ninth time since becoming champion in 2006. GSP is currently ranked the No. 2 pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the world behind Jon Jones – dominating the welterweight division.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 16
Time: Doors are scheduled to open at 2:30 p.m.
Prices: $200, $300, $500, $750 and $1,000
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

DRAKE
GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum selling recording artist Drake will bring his North American Would You Like a Tour? to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Nov. 22. The tour, supporting Drake’s highly anticipated and recently released album Nothing was the Same, also will feature GRAMMY Award-winning R&B star Miguel. Drake’s previous album Take Care was released in November 2011 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Date: Friday, Nov. 22
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59.75, $79.75 and $109.75 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

MICHAEL BUBLÉ
GRAMMY Award-winner Michael Bublé will bring his To Be Loved Tour to Las Vegas for a one-night-only performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Nov. 23. Bublé is touring in support of his recently released eighth studio album To Be Loved. His performances are propelled by a string of smash hits including “Home,” “Everything,” “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “It’s a Beautiful Day,” among others. Bublé also performs distinctive interpretations of classics like “Cry Me a River,” “Stardust” and “You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You.”

Date: Saturday, Nov. 23
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59.50, $79.50 and $115 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Embarking on his first tour in six years, Justin Timberlake will bring The 20/20 Experience World Tour to the
MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30. In March 2013, the GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning artist released The 20/20 Experience which is currently the year’s fastest-selling album. It has been certified double platinum in the U.S. and earned Timberlake the biggest first week sales for a male artist in five years. The album has hit the No. 1 spot on iTunes in 93 countries and has produced two chart-topping singles – “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.” Continuing the musical journey, Timberlake released the highly anticipated The 20/20 Experience Part 2 of 2 last month featuring the singles “Take Back the Night” and “TKO.”

Dates: Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30
Time: Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $75, $125 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). 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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BEYONCÉ
For the second time this year Beyoncé will bring The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Dec. 6. Following her historic performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, Beyoncé returned to a full-time touring schedule – her first since 2009. A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, Beyoncé has released four No. 1 solo albums and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades including 16 GRAMMY Awards.

Date: Friday, Dec. 6
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $50, $90, $150 and $250 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

ANDREA BOCELLI
Classical and pop superstar Andrea Bocelli will return to the U.S. in December for a select run of concerts beginning Saturday, Dec. 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Bocelli will be joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Svetla Vassileva and world-renowned guest vocalist Heather Headley. As is now tradition, Bocelli’s holiday-timed U.S. tours receive rousing ovations annually.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 7
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $75, $125, $195, $275 and $400 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

MGM GRAND SHOWCASE BENEFITTING COACHES VS. CANCER
Four Top 25 college basketball programs will be on display at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec. 21 in this inaugural nationally televised doubleheader. The MGM Grand Showcase will feature Marquette vs. New Mexico and Oklahoma State vs. Colorado with the games benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer, an initiative spearheaded by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society. The Coaches vs. Cancer program empowers coaches, their teams and communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs and fundraising activities. Guided by the Coaches vs. Cancer Council, participating coaches help people with cancer and work toward finding cures to end the disease. They have raised more than $87 million to help the American Cancer Society’s mission.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 21
Times: Games will begin at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Prices: $30, $50, $75, $125 and $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 mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

UFC 168: WEIDMAN vs. SILVA 2
Newly crowned and undefeated UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (10-0) and former champion Anderson Silva (33-5) will return to the Octagon Saturday, Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In July, at UFC 162, Weidman, then the No. 1 contender, stunned middleweight champion Silva with a second-round knockout. The co-main event at UFC 168 will feature a rematch between rivals and competing The Ultimate Fighter season 18 coaches Ronda Rousey (7-0) and Miesha Tate (13-4).

Date: Saturday, Dec. 28
Time: Doors are scheduled to open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $100, $200, $300, $500, $750 and $1,000
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

FLEETWOOD MAC
Fleetwood Mac, one of rock’s most enduring, beloved and successful bands, will close 2013 with a special concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Monday, Dec. 30. The multi-GRAMMY Award-winning group and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees recently completed the Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 arena tour, its first since 2009. The tour marked 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.

Date: Monday, Dec. 30
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $99.50, $149.50 and $224.50 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

NITRO CIRCUS LIVE
Nitro Circus founder, ringleader and world-class athlete Travis Pastrana will bring Nitro Circus Live, the action sports spectacle that has become a worldwide hit, back to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Jan. 25. Nitro Circus Live will showcase more than 40 of the world’s best action sports athletes performing daring and often record-breaking tricks in freestyle motocross, BMX and skateboarding. In addition, heart-stopping stunts on unique contraptions rarely attempted outside of the Nitro Circus family will be performed. Featuring the stars of Nitro Circus’ hit TV show and 3D film, the tour is led by Pastrana, a 10-time X Games gold medalist in Freestyle Motocross who also has become a fixture on the NASCAR, Supercross and rally racing circuits.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $39, $49, $69 and $139
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

GEORGE STRAIT
Music icon George Strait returns to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Feb. 1 for the second leg of his two-year tour – The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. Strait is a legend in the world of country music, with career accomplishments including 59 No. 1 hits, 60 industry awards more than 65 million albums sold, in addition to being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $69.50, $99.75 and $149.50
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

CHER
The one and only Cher will bring her 49-city North American Tour, Dressed To Kill, to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, May 25. Cher’s previous tour, The Farewell Tour, later dubbed The Never Can Say Goodbye Tour, was one of the most successful tours ever by a solo artist. Cher played a record-breaking 325 dates in front of more than 5.5 million fans.

Date: Sunday, May 25, 2014
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $64.60, $87.65, $163.45 and $208.70 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
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 mgmgrand.com or 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: November 1 – November 13; November 21 – December 4; December 15 – 30
Times: Sunday – Friday: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
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 p.m. performances only.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

RODNEY CARRINGTON
Comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will return to the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand with his hilarious stand-up comedy routine December 5 – 14. Carrington has recorded eight comedy albums including Hangin’ with Rodney and Morning Wood, selling more than 3 million copies combined. He also wrote and co-starred in the movie “Beer for My Horses” with country music star Toby Keith. According to Pollstar, Carrington has been one of the Top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the last decade. The multi-talented entertainer, who has become a regular at MGM Grand, takes the stage in the Hollywood Theatre multiple times each year.

Dates: December 5 – 14
Time: 9 p.m. nightly
Prices: $69.99 and $89.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees);
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages which include booth seating and a gift pack, are available for $106.82 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) per person and a minimum of four seats must be purchased. For more information or to book a package, call (702) 891-7902.
Note: $2 from each ticket will go to the Rodney Carrington Foundation. For more information, visit rodneycarringtonfoundation.org.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB

Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings 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 many 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 perform. Garrett’s scheduled appearance dates are November 11 – 19; December 2 – 10; December 27 – January 1, 2014
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

KÀ THEATRE

KÀ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
KÀ, the unprecedented epic production by Cirque du Soleil, takes adventure to an all new level. Be awed by a dynamic theatrical landscape, as an entire empire appears on KÀ’s colossal stage and a captivating display of aerial acrobatics envelops the audience.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Dark: Sunday and Monday
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at cirquedusoleil.com/ka or mgmgrand.com, or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

SPECIAL EVENT

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP
The next installment of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp at MGM Grand, the highly successful music-magic experience, is November 8 – 10. At Rock’s Rhythm Masters Presented by Modern Drummer, participants will have an up-close-and-personal opportunity to learn from legends who have played and toured with some of music’s greatest acts of all-time including Waddy Wachtel (Stevie Nicks, Keith Richards and James Taylor), Russ Kunkel (Bob Dylan and Neil Young), Leland Sklar (Phil Collins and Jackson Browne) and Danny Kortchmar (James Taylor and Don Henley).

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. The multi-day camps are created for all levels of musicians for instruments including drums, keyboard, guitar, bass, horns and vocals. RRFC provides all instruments and equipment.

Dates: November 8 – 10
Prices: Camp packages begin at $1,995
Buy: For registration and additional camp information, call 1-888-762-2263 or visit rockcamp.com.

NIGHTLIFE

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS
Hakkasan Las Vegas, an innovative restaurant and nightclub concept, offers guests a 360-degree curated experience combining fine dining and immersive nightlife, all within a thoughtfully designed five-level structure. The all-encompassing nightlife experience showcases dramatic design, modern Cantonese cuisine, world-class mixology and exclusive collaborations with in-demand artists. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, among others.

Dates/Hours: Thursday – Friday; Sunday: Doors open at 10 p.m.
Saturday: Doors open at 9 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) 891-3838 for more information

WHISKEY DOWN
Located on the casino floor, Whiskey Down is an intimate lounge featuring high-end gaming including six Blackjack tables, seven video-poker machines at the bar and seating for up to 64 guests. In its beverage lineup, Whiskey Down offers a wide array of brown spirits including American, Canadian, Irish and Scotch whiskies as well as specialty cocktails.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 24 hours
Admission: Admission is complimentary. 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 features an innovative drink menu and a progressive music program. 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 Louis Treize baccarat crystal bottles.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: Opens at 4 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: Opens at noon
Admission: Admission is complimentary. 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; 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 re-entry is priced at $13 and second and third re-entry together are priced at $16, with proof of prior admission; not including service fees
***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 mgmgrand.com or csiexhibit.com.

MGM GRAND Hotel & Casino ~ Entertainment/Nightlife/Sports and Special Events Listing

MGM GRAND

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

BLACK SABBATH
Black Sabbath, the group that helped define heavy metal with releases such as the quadruple-platinum album Paranoid, will take the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, Sept. 1. The group was ranked by MTV as the “Greatest Metal Band” of all-time and placed second on VH1’s list of “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.” Additionally, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Black Sabbath among the 100 greatest artists of all-time. The band has sold more than 15 million records in the United States and more than 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $59.50, $89.50 and $129.50 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

THE ONE: FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO ALVAREZ
Undefeated and eight-time, five-division World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) will face undefeated Mexican star and Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. At 22 years of age, Canelo has emerged as a Mexican icon, standing side-by-side with his country’s greatest sporting legends. In Mayweather’s most recent fight last May he defeated Robert Guerrero, marking the 44th win of his storied career. THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO will air live on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 14
Time: Doors will open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $350, $600, $1,000, $1,500 and $2,000
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

CLOSED CIRCUIT VIEWING: THE ONE: FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO ALVAREZ
Six MGM Resorts destinations will host live closed circuit telecasts of “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO” blockbuster fight between eight-time, five-division World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) and undefeated Mexican star and Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) Saturday, Sept. 14. Resorts showcasing the event include ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo and New York-New York.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 14
Time: Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Price: $100
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Resorts property 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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ
Latin pop star Alejandro Fernandez will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a Mexican Independence Day celebration Sunday, Sept. 15. Fernandez, who channels Mexico’s rich tradition through his music, continues to capture the hearts of fans worldwide. He is one of the most accomplished vocalists and biggest-selling artists in Latin music history with a repertoire including romantic ballads and traditional rancheras. Through his concerts, Fernandez has created a fan base of more than 15 million people in more than 25 countries.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 15
Time: 9 p.m.
Prices: $65, $75, $100, $175 and $225 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL
iHeartRadio – Clear Channel’s free, industry-leading digital radio platform – presents a two-day music event marking one of the biggest live concert festivals in radio history. In its third year, iHeartRadio will deliver a diverse array of entertainment as the hottest music artists of today come together on one stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21. This year’s lineup is scheduled to include Paul McCartney, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, J. Cole, Elton John, Muse, Queen, Tiësto, Chris Brown, Keith Urban and fun.

Dates: Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21
Time: Both shows will begin at 7 p.m.
Prices: $71.25, $134.25 and $265.50 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

FROZEN FURY XV: LOS ANGELES KINGS PRE-SEASON GAMES
The 2012 Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings will play back-to-back National Hockey League (NHL)
pre-season games when Frozen Fury XV returns to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Kings will host the New York Rangers Friday, Sept. 27 and then take on longtime Frozen Fury rival Colorado Avalanche Saturday, Sept. 28.

Dates: Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28
Time: Both games will begin at 7 p.m.
Prices: $36, $50 and $91; two-game packages: $64, $90 and $164
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 mgmgrand.com, ticketmaster.com and LAKings.com/preseason2012.

SENSATION
Sensation will present “The Ocean Of White” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 5. The arena will transform into a water world full of mysteries of the unexplored, guests will become part of a greater universe and the wondrous world of nocturnal sea life will offer countless possibilities. Acrobats will shoot from the ceiling and giant jellyfish will hover above the dance floor as DJs guide the crowd through uncharted waters with mesmerizing music.

Dates: Saturday, Oct. 5
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Prices: $153.50 and $253.50 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

NBA PRE-SEASON: LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. SACRAMENTO KINGS
The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Sacramento Kings in the first-ever NBA pre-season matchup at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Thursday, Oct. 10. Pau Gasol and Steve Nash will lead the Lakers who made the 2012 – 2013 playoffs after finishing the regular season with a 45 – 37 record. Sacramento will look to improve in the upcoming pre-season after finishing the 2012 – 2013 regular season with a 28 – 54 record.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $25, $40, $55, $75, $100 and $150
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BON JOVI
All-American rock icons Bon Jovi will bring the second leg of BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 12. The tour debuted new songs from Bon Jovi’s recently released album What About Now. The group’s return to the road launched 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, Oct. 12
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59.50, $79.50, $99.50, $175, $229 and $275 (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 mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

JOSH GROBAN
Singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban will bring his In the Round Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, Oct. 13. The GRAMMY Award-winning musician will provide fans a one-of-a-kind concert experience while performing classic songs that span his 12-year career. Groban burst onto the international music scene in 2001 with the release of his self-titled debut album featuring the hit single “To Where You Are.” His first four solo albums have all been certified multi-platinum and, collectively, he has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Groban’s sixth studio album, All That Echoes, was released in February 2013 and debuted at No. 1.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 13
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $57.50, $77.50 and $107.50 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND
Singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will return to Las Vegas for two fun-filled performances at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 26. Buffett has recorded more than 30 records, most of which have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum. “Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads” is one of the best-selling box sets in MCA Records history and was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Dates: Saturday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 26
Time: Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $65, $105 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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JASON ALDEAN
Country superstar Jason Aldean’s 2013 Night Train Tour will roll into Las Vegas, making a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, Oct. 20. Joining Aldean on his biggest tour to date are Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett. Throughout his career, Aldean has sold more than eight million records and has 11 No. 1 hits. The musician recently released a new album, Night Train, which includes the hit single “The Only Way I Know.”

Dates: Sunday, Oct. 20
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $25, $45, $65 and $85 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT LIVE
Fans of summer’s top-rated TV show “America’s Got Talent” will have an opportunity to experience their favorite Season 8 acts when the America’s Got Talent Live Tour comes to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Wednesday, Oct. 23. Hot on the heels of their performances in the iconic Radio City Music Hall, an array of entertainers – from singers and dancers to comedians and acrobats – will take the stage in Las Vegas. The tour will bring the acts that wowed America, allowing fans to have an up-close-and-personal experience with the very best talent from the TV show.

Dates: Wednesday, Oct. 23
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $49.50, $57.50, $79.50 and $99.50 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

UFC 167: GEORGES ST-PIERRE VS. JOHNY HENDRICKS
Welterweight king Georges St-Pierre (GSP) (24-2) will face hard-hitting Johny Hendricks (15-1) when they compete for the welterweight world title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Nov. 16. GSP looks to defend his belt for the ninth time since becoming champion in 2006. GSP is currently ranked the No. 2 pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the world behind Jon Jones – dominating the welterweight division.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 16
Time: Doors will open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $200, $300, $500, $750 and $1,000
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

DRAKE
GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum selling recording artist Drake will bring his North American Would You Like a Tour? to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Nov. 22. The tour, supporting Drake’s highly anticipated upcoming album Nothing was the Same also will feature GRAMMY Award-winning R&B star Miguel. Drake’s previous album Take Care, was released in November 2011 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, selling 631,000 copies.

Date: Friday, Nov. 22
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59.75, 79.75 and $109.75 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

MICHAEL BUBLÉ
GRAMMY Award-winner Michael Bublé will bring his To Be Loved Tour to Las Vegas for a one-night-only performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Nov. 23. Bublé is touring in support of his recently released eighth studio album, To Be Loved. His performances are propelled by a string of smash hits including “Home,” “Everything,” “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “It’s a Beautiful Day,” among others. Bublé also performs distinctive interpretations of classics like “Cry Me a River,” “Stardust” and “You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You.”

Date: Saturday, Nov. 23
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59.50, $79.50 and $115 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Embarking on his first tour in six years, Justin Timberlake will bring The 20/20 Experience World Tour to the
MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30. The GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning artist released The 20/20 Experience in March 2013 which is currently the year’s fastest-selling album. It has been certified double platinum in the U.S. and earned Timberlake the biggest first week of sales for a male artist in five years. The album has hit the No. 1 spot on iTunes in 93 countries and has produced two chart-topping singles – “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.” Timberlake is scheduled to release a new album in September, continuing the musical journey started with The 20/20 Experience.

Dates: Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30
Time: Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $75, $125 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). 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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BEYONCÉ
Beyoncé will bring The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the second time this year
Friday, Dec. 6. Following her historic performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, Beyoncé returned to a full-time touring schedule – her first since 2009. A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, Beyoncé has released four No. 1 solo albums and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades including 16 GRAMMY Awards.

Date: Friday, Dec. 6
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $50, $90, $150 and $250 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

ANDREA BOCELLI
Classical and pop superstar Andrea Bocelli will return to the U.S. in December for a select run of concerts beginning Saturday, Dec. 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Bocelli will be joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Svetla Vassileva and world-renowned guest vocalist Heather Headley. As is now tradition, Bocelli’s holiday-timed U.S. tours receive rousing ovations anually.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 7
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $75, $125, $195, $275 and $400 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

MGM GRAND SHOWCASE BENEFITTING COACHES VS. CANCER
Four Top 25 college basketball programs will be on display at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec. 21 in an inaugural nationally televised doubleheader. The MGM Grand Showcase will feature Marquette vs. New Mexico and Oklahoma State vs. Colorado with the games benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer, an initiative spearheaded by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society. The Coaches vs. Cancer program empowers coaches, their teams and communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs and fundraising activities. Guided by the Coaches vs. Cancer Council, participating coaches help people with cancer today and work toward finding cures to end the disease. They have raised more than $87 million to help the American Cancer Society’s mission.

Dates: Saturday, Dec. 21
Time: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Prices: $30, $50, $75, $125 and $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 mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

FLEETWOOD MAC
Fleetwood Mac, one of rock’s most enduring, beloved and successful bands, will close out 2013 with a special, end-of-the-year concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Monday, Dec. 30. The multi-GRAMMY Award-winning group and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees recently completed the Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 arena tour, its first time touring since 2009. The tour marked 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.

Dates: Monday, Dec. 30
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $99.50, $149.50 and $224.50 (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 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: September 1; September 19 – October 20; October 28 – November 13;
November 21 – December 4; December 15 – 30
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.: Sunday – Friday
4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.: Saturday
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 p.m. performances only.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

RODNEY CARRINGTON
Comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will return to the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand with his hilarious stand-up comedy routine December 5 – 14. Carrington has recorded eight comedy albums including Hangin’ with Rodney and Morning Wood, selling more than 3 million copies combined. He also wrote and co-starred in the movie “Beer for My Horses” with country music star Toby Keith. According to Pollstar, Carrington has been one of the Top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the last decade. The multi-talented entertainer, who has become a regular at MGM Grand, takes the stage in the Hollywood Theatre multiple times each year.

Dates: December 5 – 14
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 booth seating and a gift pack, are available for $106.82 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) per person and a minimum of four seats must be purchased; for more information or to book a package, call (702) 891-7902
Note: $2 from each ticket will go to the Rodney Carrington Foundation. For more information, visit rodneycarringtonfoundation.org.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

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 perform. Garrett’s scheduled appearance dates are September 16 – 24; October 15 – 22;
November 11 – 19; December 2 – 10; December 27 – January 1
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

KÀ THEATRE

KÀ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
KÀ, the unprecedented epic production by Cirque du Soleil, takes adventure to an all new level. Be awed by a dynamic theatrical landscape, as an entire empire appears on KÀ’s colossal stage and a captivating display of aerial acrobatics envelops the audience.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Dark: Sunday and Monday
Additional Dark Dates: September 22 – 30
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at cirquedusoleil.com/ka or mgmgrand.com , or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

NIGHTLIFE

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS
Hakkasan Las Vegas, an innovative restaurant and nightclub concept, offers guests a 360-degree curated experience combining fine dining and immersive nightlife, all within a thoughtfully designed five-level structure. The all-encompassing nightlife experience showcases dramatic design, modern Cantonese cuisine, world-class mixology and exclusive collaborations with in-demand artists. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, among others.

Dates/Hours: Thursday – Friday; Sunday: Doors open at 10 p.m.
Saturday: Doors open at 9 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) 891-3838 for more information

WHISKEY DOWN
Located on the casino floor, Whiskey Down is an intimate lounge that features high-end gaming including six Blackjack tables, seven video-poker machines at the bar and seating for up to 64 guests. In its beverage lineup, Whiskey Down offers a wide array of brown spirits including American, Canadian, Irish and Scotch whiskies as well as specialty cocktails.

Dates: Daily
Hours: 24 hours
Admission: Admission is complimentary. 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 features an innovative drink menu and a progressive music program. 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 Louis Treize baccarat crystal bottles.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: Opens at 4 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: Opens at noon
Admission: Admission is complimentary. 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.

DAYLIFE

WET REPUBLIC ULTRA POOL
WET REPUBLIC – MGM Grand’s ultra pool – provides guests with the ultimate nightlife vibe merged seamlessly with poolside pampering and relaxation. This adults-only playground features a 53,000-square-foot ultra pool and 2,500-square-foot open-air ultra lounge. WET REPUBLIC is a magnet for partygoers, the glitterati and celebrities from around the world. World-renowned DJs spin beats under the sun while guests retreat on a chaise lounge or daybed, under a cabana or in an exclusive VIP bungalow. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, among others.

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 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) 891-3563 for more information

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; 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 re-entry is priced at $13 and second and third re-entry together are priced at $16, with proof of prior admission; not including service fees
***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 mgmgrand.com or csiexhibit.com.

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino ~ Entertainment/Nightlife/Sports/Special Events Listing

MGM GRAND

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

11th ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD AWARDS
The Neighborhood Awards, hosted by Steve Harvey at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 10, is an awards show like no other. Honored at this unique event are business establishments, religious and community leaders, churches and high schools for their contributions and excellence within various neighborhoods nationwide. Best described as the Oscars with an urban beat, the show will feature a diverse and talented group of celebrities, actors, comedians and recording artists who present non-traditional awards to the stars of their own communities.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $125, $135 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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

LIL WAYNE
GRAMMY Award-winning hip-hop icon Lil Wayne will bring his high-energy, eye-popping show to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 31. The America’s Most Wanted Music Festival supports Lil Wayne’s 10th studio album,
I Am Not A Human Being 2, released in March 2013. The album includes two hit singles “Love Me” featuring Drake and Future and “No Worries” featuring Detail. The two songs hit No. 2 and No. 1, respectively, on Urban radio. The celebrated tour includes Tip “T.I.” Harris and Future who will join Lil Wayne on all dates.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 31
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.75, $79.75, $99.75 and $150.75 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BLACK SABBATH
Black Sabbath, the group that helped define heavy metal with releases such as the quadruple-platinum album Paranoid, will take the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, Sept. 1. The group was ranked by MTV as the “Greatest Metal Band” of all-time and placed second on VH1’s list of “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.” Additionally, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Black Sabbath among the 100 greatest artists of all-time. The band has sold more than 15 million records in the United States and more than 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $59.50, $89.50 and $129.50 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

THE ONE: FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO ALVAREZ
Undefeated and eight-time, five-division World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) will face undefeated Mexican star and Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. At 22 years of age, Canelo has emerged as a Mexican icon, standing side-by-side with his country’s greatest sporting legends. In Mayweather’s most recent fight last May he defeated Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, marking the 44th win of his storied career. THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO will air live on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 14
Time: Doors will open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $350, $600, $1,000, $1,500 and $2,000
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

CLOSED CIRCUIT VIEWING: THE ONE: FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO ALVAREZ
Six MGM Resorts destinations will host live closed circuit telecasts of “THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO” blockbuster fight between eight-time, five-division World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) and undefeated Mexican star and Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Sept. 14. Resorts showcasing the event include ARIA, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo and New York-New York.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 14
Time: Doors will open at 6 p.m.
Prices: $100 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ
Latin pop star Alejandro Fernandez will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a Mexican Independence Day celebration Sunday, Sept. 15. Fernandez, who channels Mexico’s rich tradition through his music, continues to capture the hearts of fans worldwide. He is one of the most accomplished vocalists and biggest-selling artists in Latin music history with a repertoire including romantic ballads and his traditional rancheras. Through his concerts, Fernandez has created a fan base of more than 15 million people in more than 25 countries.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 15
Time: 9 p.m.
Prices: $65, $75, $100, $175 and $225 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL
iHeartRadio – Clear Channel’s free, industry-leading digital radio – presents a two-day music event marking one of the biggest live concert festivals in radio history. In its third year, iHeartRadio will deliver a diverse array of entertainment as the hottest music artists of today come together on one stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21. This year’s lineup is scheduled to include Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, J. Cole, Elton John, Muse, Queen, Tiësto, Chris Brown, Keith Urban and fun.

Dates: Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $71.25, $134.25 and $265.50 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

FROZEN FURY XV: LOS ANGELES KINGS PRE-SEASON GAMES
The 2012 Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings will play back-to-back National Hockey League (NHL)
pre-season games when Frozen Fury XV returns to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Kings will host the New York Rangers Friday, Sept. 27 and then take on longtime Frozen Fury rival Colorado Avalanche Saturday, Sept. 28.

Dates: Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28
Time: Both games will begin at 7 p.m.
Prices: $36, $50 and $91; two-game packages: $64, $90 and $164
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 mgmgrand.com, ticketmaster.com and LAKings.com/preseason2012.

SENSATION
Sensation will present “The Ocean Of White” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 5. The arena will transform into a water world full of mysteries of the unexplored, guests will become part of a greater universe and the wondrous world of nocturnal sea life will offer countless possibilities. Acrobats will shoot from the ceiling and giant jellyfish will hover above the dance floor as DJs guide the crowd through uncharted waters with mesmerizing music.

Dates: Saturday, Oct. 5
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Prices: $153.50 and $253.50 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

NBA PRE-SEASON: LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. SACRAMENTO KINGS
The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Sacramento Kings in the first-ever NBA pre-season matchup at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Thursday, Oct. 10. Pau Gasol and Steve Nash will lead the Lakers who made the
2012 – 2013 playoffs after finishing the regular season with a 45 – 37 record. Sacramento will look to improve in the upcoming pre-season after finishing the 2012 – 2013 regular season with a 28 – 54 record.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $25, $40, $55, $75, $100 and $150
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BON JOVI
All-American rock icons Bon Jovi will bring the second leg of BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 12. The tour debuted new songs from Bon Jovi’s recently released album What About Now. The group’s return to the road launched 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, Oct. 12
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59.50, $79.50, $99.50, $175, $229 and $275 (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 mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

JOSH GROBAN
Singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban will bring his In the Round Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, Oct. 13. The GRAMMY Award-winning musician will provide fans a one-of-a-kind concert experience while performing classic songs that span his 12-year career. Groban burst onto the international music scene in 2001 with the release of his self-titled debut album featuring the hit single “To Where You Are.” His first four solo albums have all been certified multi-platinum and he has collectively sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Groban’s sixth studio album, All That Echoes, was released in February 2013 and debuted at No. 1.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 13
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $57.50, $77.50 and $107.50 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND
Singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will return for two high-energy performances at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 26. Buffett has recorded more than 30 records, most of which have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum. “Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads” is one of the best-selling box sets in MCA Records history and was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Dates: Saturday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 26
Time: Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $65, $105 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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JASON ALDEAN
Country superstar Jason Aldean’s 2013 Night Train Tour will roll into Las Vegas, making a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, Oct. 20. Joining Aldean on his biggest tour to date are Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett. Throughout his career, Aldean has sold more than eight million records and has 11 No. 1 hits. The musician recently released a new album, Night Train, which includes the hit single “The Only Way I Know.”

Dates: Sunday, Oct. 20
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $25, $45, $65 and $85 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

UFC 167: GEORGES ST-PIERRE VS. JOHNY HENDRICKS
Welterweight king Georges St-Pierre (GSP) (24-2) will face hard-hitting Johny Hendricks (15-1) when they compete for the welterweight world title at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Nov. 16. GSP looks to defend his belt for the ninth time since becoming champion in 2006. GSP is currently ranked as the No. 2 pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the world behind Jon Jones – dominating the welterweight division.

Date: Saturday, Nov. 16
Time: Details to be announced soon
Prices: Details to be announced soon
Buy: Details to be announced soon

DRAKE
GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, recording artist Drake will bring his North American Would You Like a Tour? arena tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Nov. 22. The tour, supporting Drake’s highly anticipated upcoming album Nothing was the Same, will feature GRAMMY Award-winning R&B star Miguel. Drake’s previous album Take Care was released in November 2011 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, selling 631,000 copies.

Date: Friday, Nov. 22
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59.75, 79.75 and $109.75 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

MICHAEL BUBLÉ
GRAMMY Award-winner Michael Bublé will bring his To Be Loved Tour to Las Vegas for a one-night-only performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Nov. 23. Bublé is touring in support of his recently released eighth studio album, To Be Loved. His performances are propelled by a string of smash hits including “Home,” “Everything,” “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “It’s a Beautiful Day,” among others. Bublé also performs distinctive interpretations of classics like “Cry Me a River,” “Stardust” and “You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You.”

Date: Saturday, Nov. 23
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59.50, $79.50 and $115 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Embarking on his first tour in six years, Justin Timberlake will bring The 20/20 Experience World Tour to the
MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30. The GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning artist released The 20/20 Experience in March 2013 and it is currently the year’s fastest-selling album. It has been certified double platinum in the U.S. and earned Timberlake the biggest first week of sales for a male artist in five years. The album has hit the No. 1 spot on iTunes in 93 countries and has produced two chart-topping singles – “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.” Timberlake is scheduled to release a new album in September, continuing the musical journey started with The 20/20 Experience.

Dates: Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30
Time: Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $75, $125 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). 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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BEYONCÉ
Beyoncé will bring The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a second time
Friday, Dec. 6. Following her historic performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, Beyoncé returned to a full-time touring schedule – her first since 2009. A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, Beyoncé has released four No. 1 solo albums and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades including 16 GRAMMY Awards.

Date: Friday, Dec. 6
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $50, $90, $150 and $250 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

ANDREA BOCELLI
Classical and pop superstar Andrea Bocelli will return to the U.S. in December for a select run of concerts beginning Saturday, Dec. 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Bocelli will be joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Svetla Vassileva and world-renowned guest vocalist Heather Headley. As is now tradition, Bocelli’s holiday-timed U.S. tours receive rousing ovations year after year.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 7
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $75, $125, $195, $275 and $400 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

MGM GRAND SHOWCASE BENEFITTING COACHES VS. CANCER
Four Top 25 college basketball programs will be on display at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Dec. 21 in an inaugural nationally televised doubleheader. The MGM Grand Showcase will feature Marquette vs. New Mexico and Oklahoma State vs. Colorado with the games benefitting Coaches vs. Cancer, an initiative spearheaded by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the American Cancer Society. The Coaches vs. Cancer program empowers coaches, their teams and communities to join the fight against cancer by participating in awareness efforts, advocacy programs and fundraising activities. Guided by the Coaches vs. Cancer Council, participating coaches help people with cancer today and find cures to end the disease tomorrow. They have raised more than $87 million to help the American Cancer Society’s mission.

Dates: Saturday, Dec. 21
Time: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Prices: $30, $50, $75, $125 and $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 mgmgrand.com m 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: August 1 – September 1; September 19 – 30
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.: Sunday – Friday
4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.: Saturdays
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 p.m. performances only.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

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 perform. Scheduled dates are August 9 – 15; September 16 – 22; October 15 – 20.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

KÀ THEATRE

KÀ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
KÀ, the unprecedented epic production by Cirque du Soleil, takes adventure to an all new level. Be awed by a dynamic theatrical landscape, as an entire empire appears on KÀ’s colossal stage and a captivating display of aerial acrobatics envelops the audience.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Dark: Sunday and Monday
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at cirquedusoleil.com/ka or mgmgrand.com , or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

NIGHTLIFE

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS
Hakkasan Las Vegas, an innovative restaurant and nightclub concept, offers guests a 360-degree curated experience combining fine dining and immersive nightlife, all within a thoughtfully designed five-level structure. The all-encompassing nightlife experience showcases dramatic design, modern Cantonese cuisine, world-class mixology and exclusive collaborations with in-demand artists. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, among others.

Dates/Hours: Thursday – Friday; Sunday – opens at 10 p.m.
Saturday – opens at 9 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) 891-3838 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 Louis 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.

DAYLIFE

WET REPUBLIC ULTRA POOL
WET REPUBLIC – MGM Grand’s ultra pool – provides guests with the ultimate nightlife vibe merged seamlessly with poolside pampering and relaxation. This adults-only playground features a 53,000-square-foot ultra pool and 2,500-square-foot open-air ultra lounge. WET REPUBLIC is a magnet for partygoers, the glitterati and celebrities from around the world. World-renowned DJs spin beats under the sun while guests retreat on a chaise lounge or daybed, under a cabana or in an exclusive VIP bungalow. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, among others.

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 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) 891-3563 for more information

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 re-entry is priced at $13 and second and third re-entry together are priced at $16, with proof of prior admission; not including service fees
***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 mgmgrand.com or csiexhibit.com.

MGM GRAND Las Vegas ~ Entertainment/Nightlife/Sports & Special Events Listing

MGM GRAND

 

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

 

JUSTIN BIEBER
Justin Bieber will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, June 28 as part of the expanded Believe Tour, presented by AEG Live. 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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BEYONCÉ
Beyoncé will bring The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, June 29. Following her historic performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, Beyoncé returns to a full-time touring
schedule – her first since 2009. A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, Beyoncé has released four No. 1 solo albums and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades including 16 GRAMMY Awards.

Date: Saturday, June 29
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $50, $90, $150 and $250 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

UFC 162: ANDERSON SILVA VS. CHRIS WEIDMAN
UFC middleweight champion and undisputed pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon Saturday, July 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to face undefeated No. 1 contender Chris Weidman. Silva will defend his middleweight title for a record 11th time. In addition to the Silva-Weidman showdown, Frankie Edgar (15-4-1), a former lightweight champion, will battle Brazil’s Charles Oliveira (16-3, 1 NC) while former Strikeforce middleweights Tim Kennedy (15-4) and Roger Gracie (6-1) face off in the Octagon in their UFC debuts.

Date: Saturday, July 6
Time: Doors open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $125, $250, $400, $600, $850 and $1,200
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BRUNO MARS
Bruno Mars will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 3 as part of the highly anticipated The Moonshine Jungle World Tour. The pop star’s blockbuster single “Locked Out Of Heaven,” from his second album Unorthodox Jukebox, spent six consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart. Mars has sold more than 50 million singles worldwide and is a 14-time GRAMMY Award nominee.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 3
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $55, $69.50 (general admission), $99.50 and $155 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

11th ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD AWARDS
The Neighborhood Awards, hosted by Steve Harvey at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 10, is an awards show like no other. Honored at this unique event are business establishments, religious and community leaders, churches and high schools for their contributions and excellence within various neighborhoods nationwide. Best described as the Oscars with an urban beat, the show will feature a diverse and talented group of celebrities, actors, comedians and recording artists who present non-traditional awards to the stars of their own communities.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $125, $135 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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

LIL WAYNE
GRAMMY Award-winning hip-hop icon Lil Wayne will bring his high-voltage, eye-popping show to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 31. The I Am Not A Human Being 2 tour supports Lil Wayne’s 10th studio album, Cash Money Records, released last March. The album includes two hit singles “Love Me” featuring Drake and Future, and “No Worries” featuring Detail. The two songs hit No. 2 and No. 1, respectively, on Urban radio. The celebrated tour includes Tip “T.I” Harris and Future who will join Lil Wayne on all dates.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 31
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.75, $79.75, $99.75 and $150.75 (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 mgmgrand.comor ticketmaster.com.

BLACK SABBATH
Black Sabbath helped define heavy metal with releases such as the quadruple-platinum album Paranoid. The group will now take over the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, Sept. 1. The group was ranked by MTV as the “Greatest Metal Band” of all-time and placed second on VH1’s list of “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.” Additionally, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Black Sabbath among the 100 greatest artists of all-time. The band has sold more than 15 million records in the United States and more than 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $59.50, $89.50 and $129.50 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ
Latin pop star Alejandro Fernandez will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a Mexican Independence Day celebration Sunday, Sept. 15. Fernandez, who channels Mexico’s rich tradition through his music, continues to capture the hearts of fans worldwide. He is one of the most accomplished vocalists and biggest-selling artists in Latin music history with a repertoire including romantic ballads and his traditional rancheras. Through his concerts, Fernandez has created a fan base of more than 15 million people in more than 25 countries.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 15
Time: 9 p.m.
Prices: $65, $75, $99, $175 and $225 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL
iHeartRadio – Clear Channel’s free, industry-leading digital radio – presents a two-day music event marking one of the biggest live concert festivals in radio history. In its third year, iHeartRadio will deliver a diverse array of entertainment as the hottest music artists of today come together on one stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21. Further details about the show lineup will be available this summer. 

Dates: Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21
Time: Details to be announced soon
Prices: Details to be announced soon
Buy: Details to be announced soon

FROZEN FURY XV: LOS ANGELES KINGS PRE-SEASON GAMES
The 2012 Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings will play two back-to-back National Hockey League (NHL)
pre-season games when Frozen Fury XV returns to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Kings will host the New York Rangers Friday, Sept. 27 and then take on longtime Frozen Fury rival Colorado Avalanche Saturday, Sept. 28. Game time both nights is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Dates: Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28
Time: 7 p.m. nightly
Prices: $36, $50, $91 and $248 (not including handling fees); two-game combination packages are available starting at $32 (not including handling fees)
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 mgmgrand.com, ticketmaster.com. and LAKings.com/preseason2012.

NBA PRE-SEASON: LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. SACRAMENTO KINGS
The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Sacramento Kings in the first-ever NBA pre-season matchup at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Thursday, Oct. 10. Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace will lead the Lakers who made the
2012 – 2013 playoffs after finishing the regular season with a 45 – 37 record. Sacramento will look to improve in the upcoming pre-season after finishing the 2012 – 2013 regular season with a 28 – 54 record.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $25, $40, $55, $75, $100 and $150
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JOSH GROBAN
Singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban will bring his In the Round Tour to Las Vegas, returning to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, Oct. 13. The GRAMMY Award-winning musician will provide fans a one-of-a-kind concert experience while performing classic songs that span his 12-year career. Groban burst onto the international music scene in 2001 with the release of his self-titled debut album featuring the hit single “To Where You Are.” His first four solo albums have all been certified multi-platinum and he has collectively sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Groban’s sixth studio album All That Echoes was released in February 2013, debuting at No. 1.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 13
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $57.50, $77.50 and $107.50 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND
Singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will be back for two high-energy performances at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 26. Buffett has recorded more than 30 records, most of which have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum. “Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads” is one of the best-selling box sets in MCA Records history and was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 26
Time: Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $39, $69, $106 and $211 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Embarking on his first tour in six years, Justin Timberlake will embark on The 20/20 Experience World Tour with a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30. The GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning artist released The 20/20 Experience in March 2013, currently the year’s fastest-selling album. It has been certified double platinum in the U.S. and earned Timberlake the biggest first week of sales for a male artist in five years. The album has hit the No. 1 spot on iTunes in 93 countries and has produced two chart-topping singles – “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.” Timberlake will release a new album September 30, 2013, continuing the musical journey started on The 20/20 Experience.

Date: Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30
Time: Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $75, $125 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). 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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

ANDREA BOCELLI
Classical and pop superstar Andrea Bocelli will return to the U.S. in December for a select run of concerts beginning Saturday, Dec. 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Bocelli will be joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Svetla Vassileva and world-renowned guest vocalist Heather Headley. As is now tradition, Bocelli’s holiday-timed U.S. tours receive “rousing ovations” year after year.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 7
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $75, $125, $195, $275 and $400 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JOSH GROBAN

 

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: June 3 – 5; June 13 – Sept. 1
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 mgmgrand.com or 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 3 million copies. Carrington has been one of the Top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the last decade.

Dates: June 6 – 12
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 will go to the Rodney Carrington Foundation. For more information, visit rodneycarringtonfoundation.org.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

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 perform. Scheduled dates are June 17 – 23; July 17 – 28; August 26 – 31; and September 20 – 22.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or 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
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at cirquedusoleil.com/ka or mgmgrand.com, or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

SPECIAL EVENT

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP FEATURING YES
Pioneers of progressive rock YES will be featured in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp at MGM Grand July 14 – 17. The group has achieved worldwide success with a history spanning more than 45 years and 20 studio albums, but is best known for its expansive songs, esoteric lyrics, elaborate album art and live stage sets. The band’s current lineup features singer Jon Davison, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White and keyboardist Geoff Downes.

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: July 14 – 17
Prices: Camp packages begin at $7,499
Buy: For registration and additional camp information, call 1-888-762-2263 or visit rockcamp.com.

NIGHTLIFE

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS
Hakkasan Las Vegas, an innovative restaurant and nightclub concept, offers guests a 360-degree curated experience combining fine dining and immersive nightlife, all within a thoughtfully designed five-level structure. The all-encompassing nightlife experience showcases dramatic design, modern Cantonese cuisine, world-class mixology and exclusive collaborations with in-demand artists. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, among others.

Dates/Hours: Thursday – Friday; Sunday – opens at 10 p.m.
Saturday – opens at 9 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) 891-3838 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 Louis 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.

DAYLIFE

WET REPUBLIC ULTRA POOL
WET REPUBLIC – MGM Grand’s ultra pool – provides guests with the ultimate nightlife vibe merged seamlessly with poolside pampering and relaxation. This adults-only playground features a 53,000-square-foot ultra pool and 2,500-square-foot open-air ultra lounge. WET REPUBLIC is a magnet for partygoers, the glitterati and celebrities from around the world. World-renowned DJs spin beats under the sun while guests can retreat on a chaise lounge or daybed, under a cabana or in an exclusive VIP bungalow. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, among others.

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 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) 891-3563 for more information

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 mgmgrand.com or 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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MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

THE ROLLING STONES
Iconic rock band The Rolling Stones will bring the 50 AND COUNTING Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, May 11. 50 AND COUNTING will continue the exhilarating celebration of the Stones’ first 50 years – five decades of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood bringing their iconic music and ground-breaking shows to audiences worldwide. The band will treat generations of fans to an evening of classic hits including “Gimme Shelter,” “Paint It Black,” “Jumping Jack Flash,” “Tumbling Dice” and “It’s Only Rock and Roll,” among others.

Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $150 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

THE 2013 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, May 19 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT 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. (guests must be in their seats by 4:45 p.m.)
Prices: $75, $150 and $250 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

UFC 160: CAIN VELASQUEZ VS. ANTONIO “BIGFOOT” SILVA 2
UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will meet Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in a rematch between two of the sport’s most dynamic competitors Saturday, May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Velasquez and Silva previously met in 2012 at UFC 146, with Velasquez emerging victorious. Now the two will meet for the sport’s biggest prize – the UFC heavyweight title. Additionally, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will return to the Octagon to battle Mark Hunt, a winner of four consecutive fights by knockout.

Date: Saturday, May 25
Time: Doors open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $75, $125, $250, $400, $600 and $800
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

FLEETWOOD MAC
Fleetwood Mac, one of rock’s most enduring, beloved and successful bands, will perform inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, May 26. The multi-GRAMMY Award-winning group 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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JUSTIN BIEBER
Justin Bieber will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, 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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BEYONCÉ
Beyoncé will bring The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, June 29. Following her historic performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, Beyoncé will return to a full-time touring schedule this June – her first since 2009. A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, Beyoncé has released four No. 1 solo albums and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades including 16 GRAMMY Awards.

Date: Saturday, June 29
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $50, $90, $150 and $250 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BRUNO MARS
Bruno Mars will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 3 as part of the highly-anticipated The Moonshine Jungle World Tour. The pop star’s blockbuster single, “Locked Out Of Heaven,” from his second album Unorthodox Jukebox, spent six consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Bruno Mars has sold more than 50 million singles worldwide and is a 14-time GRAMMY Award nominee.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 3
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $55, $69.50 (general admission), $99.50 and $155(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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

11th ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD AWARDS
The Neighborhood Awards, hosted by Steve Harvey at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 10, is an awards show like no other. Honored at this unique event are business establishments, religious and community leaders, churches and high schools for their contributions and excellence within various neighborhoods nationwide. Best described as the Oscars with an urban beat, the show will feature a diverse and talented group of celebrities, actors, comedians and recording artists who present non-traditional awards to the stars of their own communities.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $125, $135 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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

LIL WAYNE
GRAMMY Award-winning hip-hop icon Lil Wayne will bring his high-voltage, eye-popping show to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 31. The I Am Not A Human Being 2 tour supports Lil Wayne’s 10th studio album, Cash Money Records, released last March. The highly anticipated album includes two hit singles “Love Me” featuring Drake and Future, and “No Worries” featuring Detail. The two songs hit No. 2 and No. 1, respectively, on Urban radio. The celebrated tour includes Tip “T.I” Harris and Future who will join Lil Wayne on all dates of the tour.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 31
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.75, $79.75, $99.75 and $150.75 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BLACK SABBATH
Black Sabbath helped define heavy metal with releases such as the quadruple-platinum album Paranoid. The group was ranked by MTV as the “Greatest Metal Band” of all-time and placed second on VH1’s list of “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.” Additionally, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Black Sabbath among the 100 greatest artists of all-time. The band has sold more than 15 million records in the United States and more than 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $59.50, $89.50 and $129.50 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ
Latin pop star Alejandro Fernandez will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a Mexican Independence Day celebration Sunday, Sept. 15. Fernandez, who channels Mexico’s rich tradition through his music, continues to capture the hearts of fans worldwide. He is one of the most accomplished vocalists and biggest-selling artists in Latin music history with a repertoire including romantic ballads and his traditional rancheras. Through his concerts, Fernandez has created a fan base of more than 15 million people in more than 25 countries.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 15
Time: 9 p.m.
Prices: $65, $75, $99, $175 and $225 (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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

NBA PRE-SEASON: LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. SACRAMENTO KINGS
The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Sacramento Kings in the first-ever NBA pre-season matchup at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Thursday, Oct. 10. Superstar Kobe Bryant will lead the Lakers who made the 2012 – 2013 playoffs after finishing the regular season with a 45 – 37 record. Sacramento will look to improve in the upcoming pre-season after finishing the 2012 – 2013 regular season with a 28 – 54 record.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $25, $40, $55, $75, $100 and $150
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 mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

ANDREA BOCELLI
Classical and pop superstar Andrea Bocelli will return to the U.S. in December for a select run of concerts beginning Saturday, Dec. 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Bocelli will be joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Svetla Vassileva and world-renowned guest vocalist Heather Headley. As is now tradition, Bocelli’s holiday-timed U.S. tours receive “rousing ovations” year after year.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 7
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $75, $125, $195, $275 and $400 (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 mgmgrand.com or 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: May 9 – June 5; June 13 – August 31
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 mgmgrand.com or 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: 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 will go to the Rodney Carrington Foundation. For more information, visit rodneycarringtonfoundation.org.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

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 perform. Scheduled dates are: May 20 – 26; June 17 – 23; July 22 – 28 and August 26 – 31.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or 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: May 26 – 31
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at cirquedusoleil.com/ka or mgmgrand.com, or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

SPECIAL EVENT

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP FEATURING YES
Pioneers of progressive rock YES will be featured in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp at MGM Grand July 14 – 17. The group has achieved worldwide success with a history spanning more than 45 years and 20 studio albums, but is best known for its expansive songs, esoteric lyrics, elaborate album art and live stage sets. The band’s current lineup features singer Jon Davison, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White and keyboardist Geoff Downes.

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: July 14 – 17
Prices: Camp packages begin at $7,499
Buy: For registration and additional camp information, call 1-888-762-2263 or visit rockcamp.com.

NIGHTLIFE

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS
Hakkasan Las Vegas, an innovative restaurant and nightclub concept, offers guests a 360-degree curated experience combining fine dining and immersive nightlife, all within a thoughtfully designed five-level structure. The all-encompassing nightlife experience showcases dramatic design, modern Cantonese cuisine, world-class mixology and exclusive collaborations with in-demand artists. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, among others.

Dates/Hours: Thursday – Friday; Sunday – opens at 10 p.m.
Saturday – opens at 9 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) 891-3838 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.

DAYLIFE

WET REPUBLIC ULTRA POOL
WET REPUBLIC – MGM Grand’s ultra pool – provides guests with the ultimate nightlife vibe merged seamlessly with poolside pampering and relaxation. This adults-only playground features a 53,000-square-foot ultra pool and 2,500-square-foot open-air ultra lounge. WET REPUBLIC is a magnet for partygoers, the glitterati and celebrities from around the world. World-renowned DJs spin beats under the sun while guests can retreat on a chaise lounge or daybed, under a cabana or in an exclusive VIP bungalow. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, among others.

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 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) 891-3563 for more information

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 mgmgrand.comor 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.

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino ~ Entertainment/Nightlife and Special Events Listing

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MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

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 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.mgmgrandor 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 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.; guests must be in their seats by 4:45 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 or 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.mgmgrandor www.ticketmaster.com.

2013 POWER OF LOVE GALA
Las Vegas will celebrate the lives and legacies of two of the entertainment world’s most influential stars, Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine, at the 17th Annual Power of Love Gala Saturday, April 13 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The event will raise funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Celestial twins, born in the same year, month, hour and within minutes of each other, one in Chicago, the other in London, Jones and Caine met decades ago and have since been great friends. The two will celebrate their 80th birthdays together in Las Vegas.

The celebrity-guest lineup for the night is expected to include superstar Barbra Streisand along with performances and heartfelt tributes from some of the world’s hottest entertainers including music and film luminaries Bebe Winans, Bono, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Jennifer Hudson, Scarlett Johansson, Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), Stevie Wonder, Whoopi Goldberg and will.i.am, among others.

Date: Saturday, April 13
Note: For event time and ticket information, visit www.keepmemoryalive.org or call
(702) 263-9797.

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, which will 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 or 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 ET/delayed PT 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.; guests must be in their seats by 4:45 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 group 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 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 or www.ticketmaster.com.

BEYONCÉ
Beyoncé will bring The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, June 29. Following her historic performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, Beyoncé will return to a full-time touring schedule this June, her first since 2009. A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, Beyoncé has released four No. 1 solo albums and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades including 16 GRAMMY Awards.

Date: Saturday, June 29
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $50, $90, $150 and $250 (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 or www.ticketmaster.com.

BRUNO MARS
Bruno Mars will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 3 as part of the highly anticipated The Moonshine Jungle World Tour. The pop star’s blockbuster single, “Locked Out Of Heaven,” from his second album Unorthodox Jukebox, spent six consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Bruno Mars has sold more than 50 million singles worldwide and is a 14-time GRAMMY Award nominee.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 3
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: TBD
Buy: TBD

ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ
Latin pop star Alejandro Fernandez will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a Mexican Independence Day celebration Sunday, Sept. 15. Fernandez, who channels Mexico’s rich tradition through his music, continues to capture the hearts of fans worldwide. He is one of the most accomplished vocalists and biggest-selling artists in Latin music history with a repertoire including romantic ballads and his traditional rancheras. Through his concerts, Fernandez has created a fan base of more than 15 million people in more than 25 countries.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 15
Time: 9 p.m.
Prices: $65, $75, $99, $175 and $225 (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 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: March 1 – March 6; March 14 – April 17; April 25 – May 3;
May 5 – June 5; June 13 – June 30; July 1 – 31
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; 4 p.m. matinee performances Saturdays only
Note: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances Sundays, March 3; 17; 24
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 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 any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand or www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or
(702) 891-7777.

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:
March 1 – March 3; March 25 – 31; April 22 – 28; June 17 – 23; July 22 – 28
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at www.mgmgrand 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: Tuesday, March 19 and Friday, March 22
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Note: Additional performances Sunday, March 31
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, 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.

ULTRA POOL

WET REPUBLIC ULTRA POOL
WET REPUBLIC – MGM Grand’s ultra pool – is scheduled to open Friday, March 22 for the 2013 season. Providing guests with the ultimate nightlife vibe merged seamlessly with poolside pampering and relaxation, this adults-only playground features a 53,000-square-foot ultra pool and 2,500-square-foot open-air ultra lounge. WET REPUBLIC is a magnet for partygoers, the glitterati and celebrities from around the world. World-renowned DJs spin beats under the sun while guests can retreat on a chaise lounge or daybed, under a cabana or in an exclusive VIP bungalow.

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 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) 891-3563 for more information

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 or www.csiexhibit.com.

Photos: Katy Perry Debuts Her Madame Tussauds Las Vegas Wax Figure

Madame Tussauds

KATY PERRY DEBUTS HER MADAME TUSSAUDS
LAS VEGAS WAX FIGURE

Pop star Katy Perry posed for photos with a Madame Tussauds Las Vegas wax figure of herself at Paramount Studios on Saturday afternoon (January 26).

“Whenever I have to go do something particularly that I don’t necessarily want to do, I’m just sending her cause she’s a great identical version of me,” remarked Perry.

The figure of Perry is featured in Madame Tussauds Las Vegas’ Music Room. Guests have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite music icons.  Turn the volume to ten by interacting with figures such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Michael Jackson, Prince, James Brown and many more.  Guests can move like the King of Pop at a smooth criminal photo experience, get behind the turntable at an interactive DJ booth and channel their inner rock stars while enjoying a karaoke area.

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas offers guests the unique opportunity to “interact” with incredibly life-like iconic figures from the celebrity worlds of film, TV, music, sports and politics.  Only at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas can you “grab hold” of your favorite stars, with our many interactive experiences.  With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows you to take pictures, touch and get up close and personal in a themed setting.  Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is located on the Las Vegas Strip at The Venetian.  The attraction is open 365 days a year from 10AM.  For attraction hours and pricing, please call (702) 862-7800 or visit online at www.madametussauds.com/lasvegas.

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