MGM Resorts Village 2014 Events By The Numbers




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Kings of Leon's Mechanical Bull Tour at the MGM Resorts Village

This fall the MGM Resorts Village became the most versatile new entertainment space on The Strip. In only five weeks, this unique outdoor venue was home to 5 special and diverse events appealing to fans from around the world: iHeartRadio Music Festival Village, Blvd Brew Fest, the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival, the two-day Rock ‘n Roll Wine Amplified Festival and SPEED Energy Formula Off-Road presented by Traxxas.

Music acts – ranging from Iggy Azalea to Blake Shelton and Blink-182 to Kings of Leon found their way to the Village and performed in front of energized crowds. Interactive experiences were created for each event and ranged from a foam pit at Route 91 Harvest Festival to caricature stations at iHeartRadio Music Festival Village. A water slide and sand pit area were a nice way for guests to cool off.

After the music died down, the dust didn’t have a chance to settle as the venue was transformed into a race track. Versatile off-road trucks, made to race on virtually any surface, flew through the air nearly 20 feet off the ground landing on man-made ramps throughout the Village.

See the Village from construction to production through an aerial time-lapse video here.

Five weeks. 1 unforgettable new venue. How does it all break down?
1 Main Stage
5 weekends of festival and event frenzy
5 Entrance Gates
7 days of festival fun
8 VIP Suites
12 trucks raced in the 2 Traxxas events
15 acres of festival space
24 days to set up the MGM Resorts Village
58 performances on the MGM Resorts Village Main Stage
118 speakers on the Main Stage
125 tons of sand in the sand pit
150+ miles per hour – the trucks’ maximum speed during event competition
3,161 gallons of beer consumed during Blvd Brew Fest
5,704 corks collected during Rock and Roll Wine Festival
• 8,058 delicious food truck items enjoyed during Rock and Roll Wine Festival
• More than 65,000 festival goers in attendance.

Travis Barker Hosts Concert After-Party At Hyde Bellagio Saturday, October 11



Blink-182 Drummer Amps up Saturday Night in Vegas


WHAT: Following Blink-182’s nearby headlining set, drummer Travis Barker will host a rocking concert after-party at Hyde Bellagio Saturday, Oct. 11.             

Barker will enjoy a VIP table with his entourage when he amps up the Saturday night party at the fountain-side hot spot. Fans are invited to party the night away with the drummer and may purchase tickets here .

Named “punk’s first superstar drummer” by Rolling Stone, Barker is best known for his co-founding role in pop/punk group Blink-182. Since its beginning in 1992, the American rock band has sold more than 35 million records, launching the drummer and his band mates to international fame. A noted and frequent creative collaborator, Barker’s solo career has spanned musical genres and includes projects, productions and mash-ups with artists such as T.I., The Transplants, Lil Wayne, Game and Yelawolf, among others.


WHO:               Travis Barker

WHEN:             Saturday, Oct. 11

Hyde Bellagio

Bellagio Resort & Casino
3600 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

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OTHER: Hyde Bellagio is the first nightlife venture in Las Vegas by renowned hospitality leader sbe. Recently awarded “Vegas’ New Club of the Year” by Nightclub & Bar Magazine, the venue boasts a seamless indoor/outdoor space, a floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive terrace showcasing Las Vegas’ most-celebrated landmark, the Fountains of Bellagio. Hyde Bellagio introduces an exclusive early-evening experience beginning at 5 p.m., highlighted by an award-winning mixology program and a menu of gourmet small plates from Circo. Long after the sun sets, Hyde Bellagio evolves into Vegas’ hottest nightlife destination with 40 VIP tables, a diverse rotation of DJs, live performances and the city’s most exclusive clientele. Hyde Bellagio is open nightly 5 p.m. to late and Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 10 p.m. to late. Every Tuesday, Hyde celebrates its ‘Lost Angels’ insider night, delivering the unfiltered sounds and style of LA. Every Thursday, Hyde offers live music and the unbridled sounds of local acoustic artists from 9 p.m. – midnight. For a virtual tour of the venue, click here. Visit for more information.

Outdoor Music Festivals Hit The Strip

Outdoor Music Festivals Hit The Strip

With fall quickly approaching and temperatures dropping, there’s no better place to be in Las Vegas than outside, surrounded by the excitement of The Strip. Located across from Luxor Hotel and Casino, the MGM Resorts Village, the new 12-acre flexible outdoor event venue, is making it easy for music lovers of all genres to sing along with their favorite tunes day and night through the upcoming fall months.




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September 20: iHeartRadio Music Festival Village
For the second consecutive year, iHeartRadio sets the stage with a daytime experience at the MGM Resorts Village in conjunction with the two-day concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Locals and tourists alike can check out the hottest musicians including Iggy Azalea, Neon Trees, Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Magic!, The Pretty Reckless, Nico & Vinz and Lil Jon, among others, all while soaking in some Vitamin D. The Festival Village also will offer fan zones and interactive experiences by iHeartRadio’s brand partners.

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September 27: Boulevard Brew Fest
GRAMMY Award-winning band Kings of Leon will headline the Boulevard Brew Fest with its Mechanical Bull Tour at the MGM Resorts Village. Young The Giant, Kongos and more will join Kings of Leon for the event presented by MGM Resorts International and Oregon Brewers Festival.  While enjoying live performances, Boulevard Brew Fest attendees will have the opportunity to “tap” in to a seven-hour beer-topia featuring more than 60 unique Oregon beers from more than 50 breweries, along with local selections handcrafted by multiple Las Vegas-based craft breweries. Food trucks will be on hand to round out the experience.


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October 3 – 5: Route 91 Harvest Festival
Route 91 Harvest is a three-day country music festival that pays homage to the iconic Las Vegas Boulevard, originally known as Route 91. The festival will boast a gathering of A-list country performers including headliners Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, along with Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert, among others. Dust off that cowboy hat and polish those spurs – this is one festival not to miss!



October 10 – 11: Rock ‘n Roll Wine Amplified Weekend 
For the ninth consecutive year, MGM Resorts International will partner with Rock ‘n Roll Wine to host the “Wine Amplified Festival.” Based on the event’s increased popularity, the two-day festival will be held for the first time at the MGM Resorts Village and will feature headliners Train and Blink 182 in addition to performances by Violent Femmes, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Magic!, Better than Ezra, The Mowgli’s, of Verona and Mystic Roots, just to name a few.

This year’s wine tasting and music festival will be a high-energy, interactive experience revolutionizing the way wine is presented, perceived and enjoyed. The venue will be transformed into a slice of wine country featuring more than 60 wineries, 150 wines and 20 craft beers. Additional highlights include a hidden speakeasy, barrel tasting, grape stomping, libation lounge and a wide-variety of food truck options.

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Celebrates Five Years as One of the Country’s Leading Live Entertainment Venues on April 17





April 17, 2014 proclaimed “The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino” Day in honor of 5th anniversary

Today (April 17), The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino commemorates five years as Las Vegas’ premier venue for live music, comedy, sporting events and more. In honor of its 5th anniversary, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman has proclaimed April 17, 2014 as “The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino” Day.

The Las Vegas concert experience changed forever when Hard Rock Hotel & Casino unveiled The Joint in April 2009 with five sold out shows over two opening weekends. The state-of-the-art venue revolutionized the entertainment scene, providing not only an intimate and authentic concert experience featuring some of the world’s biggest musical acts, but also hosting comedians, mixed martial arts, boxing, awards shows and more.

Booked and promoted exclusively by AEG Live, The Joint has sold more than 1,017,170 tickets to over 380 events featuring iconic talent such as the Killers, Paul McCartney, The Who, Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, Blink-182, Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, Prince, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Queens of the Stone Age, Drake, Kings of Leon, Lady Antebellum, Weezer and many more. The ground-breaking venue was also the first to debut the extremely popular concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies, showcasing talent from legendary bands and artists such as  Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard as well as top-selling electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. Guns N’ Roses will return to The Joint for its second residency, An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery!, May 21 – June 7.

“From opening with the Killers and Paul McCartney to having some of the biggest artists in the world such as including Imagine Dragons, The Who, Prince and Nine Inch Nails to launching five, soon-to-be six, sold out residencies, it has been one heck of an incredible ride,” said Chas Smith, vice president of entertainment for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “Five years is an amazing milestone but we’re not even close to being done, we’re just getting started. The Joint will be showcasing the best talent in the world for years to come.”

“We’re exceptionally proud of what we have accomplished at The Joint in the past five years,” said Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking for AEG Live Las Vegas. “Our goal has always been to offer top-notch entertainment while focusing on the experience of our fans and I think we’ve done that ten-fold. The fans are proof; they keep coming back because they know The Joint is the place in Las Vegas to see a live show.”

Since opening, the venue has received numerous accolades commending its achievements in live entertainment. It has been named:

  •  “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas”  in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
  •  “Hottest Club in America” by Billboard magazine in (No. 11) 2013, (No. 1) 2011
  • “Best Live Music Venue” by guest experts Imagine Dragons in Vegas SEVEN’s “Best of the City” in 2013
  • “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by in 2011
  • “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL’s “City’s Best” awards in 2010
  • “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Concert Industry Awards
  • “Best Live Music Venue” in 2013, 2012 and “Best Venue Sightlines” in 2010 in Las Vegas Weekly’s “Weekly Awards”
  • “Best Live Music Venue” in Las Vegas CityLife’s “2010Best of the Valley” awards
  •  “Best Live Music Venue” in KLAS Channel 8’s “Vegas Says” poll in 2010


Continuing to set the standard for live entertainment, the award-winning venue delivers a fearless and unrivaled lineup throughout its 5th anniversary year including The Cult with special guest Prayers (April 19); Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions present: Ishe Smith, Mickey Bey Jr. vs. Alan Herrera and Jesus Cuellar vs. Rico Ramos (May 2); Cheech & Chong and WAR (May 16); Guns N’ Roses – An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! (May 21, 24 – 25, 29, 30 – 31; June 4, 6 – 7); Katt Williams (May 25); Jim Jefferies (May 31); Vegas Nightlife Fights (June 12); Widespread Panic (July 2 – 4) with special guests Greensky Bluegrass (July 2), Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (July 3) and Dirty Dozen Brass Band (July 4); Queen + Adam Lambert (July 5 – 6); The Voice 2014 Tour (July 25); BOSTON with special guest Cheap Trick (July 26); Austin Mahone with The Vamps and special guests Fifth Harmony and Shawn Mendes (July 31); YES (Aug. 15); ZZ Top & Jeff Beck (Aug. 16) and more to be announced.

For more information about The Joint, visit Tickets to upcoming events can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, online at or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX.

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About The Joint

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,500-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination.  The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort.  It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” in Las Vegas Review – Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards 2010 – 2013, “Best Music Venue” in 2012 and 2013 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine in 2011 and 2013, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL’s “City’s Best” awards in 2010.  The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock ‘n’ roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Mötley Crüe invites you to an Intimate Evening in Hell, Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Democracy andDef Leppard VIVA Hysteria! as well asTiësto In Concert, featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto.


About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Photos/Recap: Fitz & The Tantrums Perform at Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas



Last night (Thursday, Sept. 5), Los Angeles-based indie group Fitz & The Tantrums brought their genre-smashing sounds to Boulevard Pool’s Set Your Life to Music series at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The chart-topping, show-stopping performers delighted the crowd with fan favorites such as “Don’t Gotta Work It Out,” “MoneyGrabber” and “Out of My League.”

As the sun sets over The Strip each Thursday night, the Boulevard Pool deck comes to life with the energy of Las Vegas during the Set Your Life to Music series. From the aroma of the outdoor grills to the sounds of hand-crafted cocktails being stirred, guests can revel in the spirit of music at the intimate outdoor venue. Doors open at 7 p.m. with celebrated DJ Mike Attack spinning before headliners take the stage at 9 p.m.

Upcoming concerts at the Boulevard Pool include: Minus the Bear (Sept. 12); Enrique Iglesias (Sept. 13 and 15); blink-182 with special guest New Beat Fund (Sept. 19); Inner Circle (Sept. 26); G. Love & Special Sauce (Oct. 3); The Avett Brothers (Oct. 6); Phoenix (Oct. 8); Panic! at the Disco (Oct. 11); Gogol Bordello (Oct. 12); The Naked and Famous (Oct. 24) and Flux Pavilion (Oct. 30).

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Photos/Recap: Wavves plays the Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas



Last night (Thursday, Aug. 29), Californian surf-rocker group Wavves delivered an electric performance as part of the Set Your Life to Music series at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  The group, including guitarist Nathan Williams and bassist Stephen Pope, brought their high-energy style to the stage, playing fan favorites such as “King of the Beach,” “Green Eyes” and “Demon to Lean On.”

As the sun sets over The Strip each Thursday night, the Boulevard Pool deck comes to life with the energy of Las Vegas during the Set Your Life to Music series. From the aroma of the outdoor grills to the sounds of hand-crafted cocktails being stirred, guests can revel in the spirit of music at the intimate outdoor venue. Doors open at 7 p.m. with celebrated DJ Mike Attack spinning before headliners take the stage at 9 p.m.

Upcoming concerts at the Boulevard Pool include: Fitz & The Tantrums (Sept. 5); Minus the Bear (Sept. 12); Enrique Iglesias (Sept. 13 and 15); blink-182 with special guest New Beat Fund (Sept. 19); Inner Circle (Sept. 26); G. Love & Special Sauce (Oct. 3); The Avett Brothers (Oct. 6); Phoenix (Oct. 8); Panic! at the Disco (Oct. 11); Gogol Bordello (Oct. 12); The Naked and Famous (Oct. 24) and Flux Pavilion (Oct. 30).

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes Rebelution and Matisyahu, blink-182 with special guest New Beat Fund to Set Your Life to Music series





The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes the additions of Rebelution and Matisyahu (Aug. 22) and blink-182 with New Beat Fund (Sept. 19) to the Set Your Life to Music series at the Boulevard Pool.

Joining The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Set Your Life to Music series, Rebelution has developed into a front-runner for grassroots, independent and tour driven music groups. Originally formed in 2004, Rebelution’s most recent release, Peace of Mind, finds itself at a crossroad, debuting at #13 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 in Reggae, #1 in the Independent albums chart and recently named iTunes “Best Crossover Album.” Since first emerging on the international stage in 2005, Matisyahu has established a reputation for following his muse—from the stripped-down roots reggae of the gold-certified Live at Stubb’s and the trippy ministrations of Youth, to the polished pop eclecticism of Light. Now, Matisyahu blasts off yet again with Spark Seeker, which finds the one-of-a-kind vocalist exploring uncharted territory. Tickets to co-headliners Rebelution and Matisyahu are $30 (plus applicable taxes and service charges) and will go on sale Monday, May 13 at 10 a.m. PDT.

This summer, legendary punk trio blink-182, with special guest New Beat Fund, will join the Set Your Life to Music series at the Boulevard Pool. blink-182 first became a punk rock mainstay back in 1994 with its debut album, Cheshire Cat. The group’s second album, Dude Ranch, sold more than 1 million copies, only to achieve even greater success in 1999 with the multi-platinum selling Enema of the State. With crossover hits, such as “What’s My Age Again?” and “All the Small Things,” blink-182 continued climbing the charts until a temporary hiatus in 2005. Now, one year since the group’s last Boulevard Pool show, Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker return to rile the crowd again. Tickets to blink-182 are $60 (plus applicable taxes and service charges) and will go on sale Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m. PDT.

Tickets are available online at or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Each show is all ages. Cabanas and daybeds start at $500 and can be reserved by emailing or by calling 702.698.7778. Guests must be 21+ to reserve a cabana which includes express entry and dedicated cocktail service.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas features artists at the forefront of the touring world and emerging artists that will inspire the next musical movements coupled with spectacularly-designed, technology-driven venues. The excitement of live-music and sports action spills onto the casino floor from Book & Stage, an upscale sports and entertainment lounge, while live DJs fill the rhythmic and vibrant hot-spot BOND with the best in house-music. Finally, The Chandelier, a dramatic inhabitable three-story architectural wonder, created by 2 million luminous crystals, houses three unique bar experiences: high-energy hot spot, sophisticated cocktail retreat and inviting lounge. Perched high above the Las Vegas Strip, the Boulevard Pool is a multilevel pool experience by day and an intimate outdoor concert venue with unobstructed sightlines of both the stage and The Strip by night.

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New show time for 2011 Honda Civic Tour featuring blink-182 and My Chemical Romance at the Red Rock Amphitheatre

New show time for 2011 Honda Civic Tour featuring blink-182 and My Chemical Romance at the Red Rock Amphitheatre
Show time re-scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2011

Mutli-platinum superstars Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance will have more time to rock, as the show time for the 2011 Honda Civic Tour at the Red Rock Amphitheatre has been moved up a half-hour to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2011. Joining the two bands for the annual summer concert series is New York-based dance punk duo Matt & Kim.

The Honda Civic Tour is marking its deca-versary by bringing back blink-182, the inaugural artist from the first Honda Civic Tour in 2001, along with My Chemical Romance for a 40-plus date nationwide trek beginning Friday, August 5. “Up All Night, blink-182’s first new song in eight years and debut single from their forthcoming album, hit the airwaves on July 14.

This event is produced by The Andrew Hewitt Company and Live Nation. Show time is now scheduled for 7:00 p.m. This show is all ages. Tickets are $20, $45, $65, $75 and $100 plus any additional service fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Station Casinos Reward Center and The Fiestas, by calling 702.547.5300 or logging onto or

About blink-182
With 30-million-plus records sold worldwide, blink-182 is back in 2011 and ready to continue the musical journey that has thrilled legions of fans for nearly two decades. The band launched the inaugural Honda Civic Tour in 2001, during which they were riding on the success of their No. 1 album Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. Currently putting the finishing touches on their first new recording together since 2003, the group is actively pushing their musical boundaries, all while keeping a firm hold of the multi-platinum blink-182 sound that took them to the top in the first place. In addition to the Honda Civic Tour dates, blink-182 will play festivals and tour Canada.

About My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance released their fourth studio album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys, in November 2010. The album was No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts, while reaching No. 8 on the Billboard 200, in addition to being named one of Rolling Stone’s “30 Best Albums of 2010.” NME praised it as “the best rock record of the year,” while Alternative Press stated that “MCR have fully followed their own larger-than-life creative vision.” Danger Days was the follow-up to 2006’s The Black Parade, which shot to No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart, sold more than 240,000 copies in its first week of release, and spawned four Modern Rock smash singles.

About Red Rock Resort
Named by Condé Nast magazine as one of the world’s best new hotels in their 2007 Hot List issue, Red Rock Resort is one of Las Vegas’ premier off strip luxury resorts located 10 miles west of the Strip. The resort features more than 800 guest rooms and suites, a 25,000 square foot spa and adventure spa program, 10 restaurants, a spectacular pool area, movie theatres, bowling at Red Rock Lanes and a full array of gaming. To learn more about Red Rock Resort, please call (702) 797-7777 or visit