Three-time Grammy Award Winner Brad Paisley to Perform at Laughlin Event Center

 

Three-time Grammy Award Winner
Brad Paisley to Perform at
Laughlin Event Center

 

 

Recently acquired by Golden Entertainment, Inc., the Laughlin Event Center, located at 500 Bruce Woodbury Dr. in Laughlin, Nev., will host singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer Brad Paisley for a performance starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 13.

 

Paisley, one of the top country musicians in the nation, has released 11 studio albums and won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and been named “Entertainer of the Year” by the Country Music Association.

 

Golden Entertainment’s Laughlin hotel and casino properties Edgewater Hotel & Casino Resort, Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino Resort and Aquarius Hotel & Casino Resort will offer the following concert and room packages:

  • Edgewater Hotel & Casino Resort
    • $349.99: two concert tickets for bleacher seats in section 302, a two-night stay, and two 16 oz. handcrafted beers.
    • $459.99: two concert tickets for seats in sections 104 or 106, a two-night stay, and two 16 oz. beers.
    • $569.99: two concert tickets for seats in section 101, a two-night stay, and two 16 oz. beers.
  • Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino Resort
    • $339.99: two concert tickets for bleacher seats in section 302, a two-night stay, and two 16 oz. handcrafted beers.
    • $449.99: two concert tickets for seats in sections 104 or 106, a two-night stay, and two 16 oz. beers.
    • $549.99: two concert tickets for seats in section 101, a two-night stay, and two 16 oz. beers.
  • Aquarius Hotel & Casino Resort
    • $390: two concert tickets for bleacher seats, a two-night stay, transportation to and from the concert, and a two-for-one Budweiser or Bud Light.

 

The Laughlin Event Center will open its gates starting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. Tickets to Brad Paisley at the Laughlin Event Center start at $60 and are available at laughlineventcenter.com or ticketmaster.com.

About Laughlin Event Center:
The Laughlin Event Center is Laughlin, Nevada’s premier center for entertainment. With a capacity of up to 9,300 seats, VIP skyboxes, suites and state-of-the-art audio and visual capabilities, the Laughlin Event Center hosts concerts, festivals, bull-riding, rodeos, off-road racing and extreme sports viewing events throughout the year. The Laughlin Event Center is located at 500 Bruce Woodbury Dr., near the Laughlin Riverwalk. More information is available at laughlineventcenter.com or by calling 702-298-2453. The Laughlin Event Center is on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

About Golden Entertainment, Inc.
Golden Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates Golden Gaming, PT’s Entertainment Group and Golden Route Operations. Golden Gaming’s assets include 10 resort-casinos, including The STRAT Hotel, Casino and SkyPod, Arizona Charlie’s Decatur and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder in Las Vegas; Aquarius Casino Resort, Colorado Belle Hotel & Casino Resort and Edgewater Hotel & Casino Resort in Laughlin, Nev.; Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Flintstone, Md.; Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino, Gold Town Casino and Lakeside Casino & RV Park in Pahrump, Nev. PT’s Entertainment Group is Nevada’s largest tavern operator with more than 60 taverns, including PT’s Pub, PT’s Gold, PT’s Ranch, PT’s Brewing Company, Sean Patrick’s, Sierra Gold and SG Bar. Golden Route Operations, one of the largest distributed gaming operations in the nation, operates more than 10,500 gaming devices in more than 1,000 locations across Nevada and Montana. The company as a whole operates more than 16,200 gaming devices, 114 table games, 5,168 hotel rooms, and provides jobs for approximately 7,000 employees. More information is available on the company’s website: http://www.goldenent.com/.

Justin Moore Kicks Off “Hell On A Highway Tour” Friday, October 13

JUSTIN MOORE KICKS OFF
“HELL ON A HIGHWAY TOUR”
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13

Tickets Available at JustinMooreMusic.com

Justin Moore is kicking off his highly-anticipated “Hell on a Highway Tour” on Friday, October 13 at the Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, Louisiana. The PLATINUM-selling entertainer will hit over 40 cities across the US including stops in Baltimore, MD, Birmingham, AL, and Athens, GA. Chart-topping newcomer Dylan Scott is supporting Moore throughout the tour.

“Hell On A Highway Tour” is Moore’s fourth headlining trek and is sure to include fan-favorites and No. 1 hits “Small Town USA,” “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” “Till My Last Day,” “Point at You” and “Lettin’ the Night Roll” as well as back-to-back chart-toppers “You Look Like I Need a Drink” and “Somebody Else Will” from his current album KINDA DON’T CARE (The Valory Music Co.).

HELL ON A HIGHWAY TOUR:
Oct. 13 Monroe, La. — Monroe Civic Center
Oct. 15 New Orleans, La. — UNO Lakefront Arena
Oct. 19 Baltimore, Md. — The Modell Lyric
Oct. 20 Richmond, Va. — Altria Theater
Oct. 27 Birmingham, Ala. — BJCC Concert Hall
Nov. 2 Lexington, Ky. – Rupp Arena
Nov. 3 Champaign, Ill. – State Farm Center
Nov. 4 Moline, Ill. — TaxSlayer Center
Nov. 9 Muncie, Ind. — Emens Auditorium, Ball State University
Nov. 10 Muskegon, Mich. — L.C. Walker Arena
Nov. 11 Merrillville, Ind. — Star Plaza Theatre
Nov. 16 Salem, Va. — Salem Civic Center
Nov. 17 Athens, Ga. — Akins Arena at The Classic Center

2018
Jan. 18 Rio Rancho, N.M. — Santa Ana Star Center
Jan. 19 Prescott Valley, Ariz. — Prescott Valley Event Center
Jan. 20 Salt Lake City, UT — Maverik Center
Jan. 21 Nampa, Idaho — Ford Idaho Center
Jan. 23 Tucson, Ariz. — Tucson Arena
Jan 25 San Jose, Calif. — City National Civic
Jan. 26 Los Angeles, Calif. — Microsoft Theater
Jan. 27 Ontario, Calif. — Citizens Business Bank Arena
Feb. 1 Washington, D.C. — The Anthem
Feb. 2 Salisbury, Md. — Wicomico Civic Center
Feb. 3 Newark, Del. — Bob Carpenter Center, University of Delaware
Feb. 9 Norfolk, Va. — Ted Constant Convocation Center
Feb. 10 Spartanburg, S.C. — Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Feb. 15 Rockford, Ill. — BMO Harris Bank Center
Feb.16 Ft. Wayne, Ind. — Allen County Memorial Coliseum
Feb. 17 Ypsilanti, Mich. — EMU Convocation Center
Feb. 23 Trenton, N.J. — Sun National Bank Center
Feb. 24 Rochester, N.Y. — Blue Cross Arena
Mar. 1 Estero, Fla. — Germaine Arena
Mar. 3 St. Augustine, Fla. — St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Mar. 8 Broomfield, Colo. — 1st Bank Arena
Mar. 9 Kearney, Neb. — Viaero Event Center
Mar. 10 Bismarck, N.D. — Bismarck Event Center
Mar. 15 Park City, Kan. — Hartman Arena
Mar. 16 Tulsa, Okla. — Brady Theatre
Mar. 23 Shreveport, La. — Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
Mar. 24 Pensacola, Fla. — Pensacola Bay Center
Mar. 29 Kingston, R.I. — The Ryan Center
Mar. 30 Portland, ME — Cross Insurance Arena
Mar. 31 Bangor, ME — Cross Insurance Center
April 19 St. Joseph, Mo. — St. Joseph Civic Center
April 20 Cedar Falls, Iowa — McLeod Center
April 21 Green Bay, Wisc — Resch Center
April 26 Troy, OH — Hobart Arena
April 27 Youngstown, OH — Covelli Centre
April 28 Knoxville, Tenn. — Knoxville Civic Coliseum

A seasoned showman, Moore continues to blow the roof off venues after almost a decade of touring. The OC Register raves of a recent show “It was full-on energy” and Whiskey Riff adds “…Justin rocked the crowd’s face off…”

Moore’s latest single and title track of his fourth studio album, “Kinda Don’t Care,” is said to “…hits the twang factor in fine fashion,” according to Sounds Like Nashville. It recently impacted Country radio and is making its way up the charts.

For tour dates and additional information, visit JustinMooreMusic.com, or follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

ABOUT JUSTIN MOORE:
Justin Moore’s long-awaited fourth studio album KINDA DON’T CARE earned the singer his third consecutive No. 1 album debut and features his chart-topping singles “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and “Somebody Else Will.” His most recent single, the title track from the album, impacted Country radio on September 18. The project is chock-full of new music with 16 tracks on the deluxe version and skyrocketed to No. 1 on the iTunes Country chart upon release. The Arkansas native spent three years putting the project together, which serves as a follow up to his second No. 1 album release, OFF THE BEATEN PATH. Moore holds seven No. 1’s under his signature white cowboy hat including “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll” as well as seven Top 10 hits. The Valory Music Co. recording artist has earned multiple ACM, ACA and ACC Awards nominations. He has shared the stage with Hank Williams Jr., Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Brantley Gilbert and recently wrapped his co-headline AMERICAN MADE TOUR with Lee Brice.

ABOUT DYLAN SCOTT:
A Louisiana native with a lifelong passion for Country music, Dylan Scott is the total package – a powerful singer with a deep, resonating drawl; an old-soul songwriter with a young spirit; a heartthrob with an easy smile; and a dreamer who followed his father’s footsteps to Nashville. Prior to landing his record deal, Scott learned the basics of singing and playing guitar from his dad – a former guitar player for Country legends Freddy Fender and Freddie Hart. He then launched onto the Country music scene in 2013 with “Making This Boy Go Crazy,” the debut single from his self-titled EP. His follow up, the infectious “Crazy Over Me,” debuted at #14 on the Billboard Country Digital Song Sales chart and hit the Top 40 on the Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. In the summer of 2016, his debut album for Curb Records, DYLAN SCOTT, landed in the Top 5 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart, and its romantic standout single, “My Girl,” has now been RIAA-certified GOLD, while also becoming his FIRST CAREER #1 at Country radio. Continuing the momentum, Scott released DYLAN SCOTT (DELUXE EDITION) on August 4. The expanded version of his 2016 self-titled album debut features three powerful new tracks including the addictive rush of his new single “Hooked,” the real-life fairy tale of “Sleeping Beauty” (which Scott co-wrote with Lee Brice) and the head-turning heat of “Can’t Take Her Anywhere.” Having been named one of Spotify’s Spotlight on 2016 Country Artists, fans have streamed Scott’s songs over 200 million times and counting, and sales have topped 2.2 million stream equivalent songs – figures that continue to grow by leaps and bounds. He is currently touring the country after wrapping his opening slot on Brice’s 2016 LIFE OFF MY YEARS TOUR.

For more information on Dylan Scott and tour dates, visit dylanscottcountry.com.

Officially, Justin Moore “Kinda Don’t Care”

OFFICIALLY, JUSTIN MOORE “KINDA DON’T CARE”

New Single Most Added on Country Radio Today

Cover Art Courtesy of The Valory Music Co.

Rooted in his rural upbringing, Justin Moore’s “Kinda Don’t Care” proves he is nothing but 100% genuine. His new single emulates the mentality loyal fans have come to expect from him, as his Southern drawl impacts Country radio today. The title track from Moore’s fourth studio album follows back-to-back No. 1’s with “You Look Like I Need a Drink” and “Somebody Else Will” and was most-added right out of the gate making it the third single from the project to hit that mark.

Tunesmiths Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman and Ben Hayslip penned “Kinda Don’t Care” precisely reflecting Moore’s no-frills sensibilities. The air of laissez faire lyrics are on display with: “I kinda wanna light up a couple smokes / Kinda want some Crown mixed in my Coke / Kinda wanna hole up in some corner booth somewhere / I kinda wanna find a pretty little thing / That’s kinda like me, don’t want no strings / Knowin’ in the mornin’ that it ain’t goin’ nowhere / But tonight / I kinda don’t care.”

Earning the Arkansas native his third consecutive No. 1 album debut upon release last year, Sounds Like Nashville raved “…Kinda Don’t Care is Moore’s most diverse record yet.” The ACM Award-winning performer continues to evolve in his sound while keeping true to his traditional Country phrasing. Uproxx noted of the progression, “…look toward the album’s rebellious title track to get a real read on what makes Moore care — or not. That’s the guitar-drenched backwoods apathy I’d play on the radio, given a shot at those dials.”

An established road warrior, Moore kicks off his HELL ON A HIGHWAY TOUR next month. His fourth headline trek traverses the US through April 2018. For more dates and information, visit JustinMooreMusic.com.

HELL ON A HIGHWAY TOUR:

2017
Oct. 13 Monroe, La. — Monroe Civic Center
Oct. 15 New Orleans, La. — UNO Lakefront Arena
Oct. 19 Baltimore, Md. — The Modell Lyric
Oct. 20 Richmond, Va. — Altria Theater
Oct. 27 Birmingham, Ala. — BJCC Concert Hall
Nov. 4 Moline, Ill. — iWireless Center
Nov. 9 Muncie, Ind. — Emens Auditorium, Ball State University
Nov. 10 Muskegon, Mich. — L.C. Walker Arena
Nov. 11 Merrillville, Ind. — Star Plaza Theatre
Nov. 16 Salem, Va. — Salem Civic Center
Nov. 17 Athens, Ga. — Akins Arena at The Classic Center

2018
Jan. 18 Rio Rancho, N.M. — Santa Ana Star Center
Jan. 19 Prescott Valley, Ariz. — Prescott Valley Event Center
Jan. 20 Salt Lake City, Utah — Maverik Center
Jan. 21 Nampa, Idaho — Ford Idaho Center
Jan. 23 Tucson, Ariz. — Tucson Arena
Jan 25 San Jose, Calif. — City National Civic
Jan. 26 Los Angeles, Calif. — Microsoft Theater
Jan. 27 Ontario, Calif. — Citizens Business Bank Arena
Feb. 1 Washington, D.C. — The Wharf
Feb. 2 Salisbury, Md. — Wicomico Civic Center
Feb. 3 Newark, Del. — Bob Carpenter Center, University of Delaware
Feb. 9 Norfolk, Va. — Ted Constant Convocation Center
Feb. 10 Spartanburg, S.C. — Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Feb. 15 Rockford, Ill. — BMO Harris Bank Center
Feb.16 Ft. Wayne, Ind . — Allen County Memorial Coliseum
Feb. 17 Ypsilanti, Mich. — EMU Convocation Center
Feb. 23 Trenton, N.J. — Sun National Bank Center
Feb. 24 Rochester, N.Y. — Blue Cross Arena
Mar. 1 Estero, Fla. — Germaine Arena
Mar. 3 St. Augustine, Fla. — St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Mar. 8 Broomfield, Colo. — 1st Bank Arena
Mar. 9 Kearney, Neb. — Viaero Event Center
Mar. 10 Bismarck, N.D. — Bismarck Event Center
Mar. 15 Park City, Kan. — Hartman Arena
Mar. 16 Tulsa, Okla . — Brady Theatre
Mar. 23 Shreveport, La. — Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
Mar. 24 Pensacola, Fla. — Pensacola Bay Center
Mar. 29 Kingston, R.I. — The Ryan Center
Mar. 30 Portland, Maine — Cross Insurance Arena
Mar. 31 Bangor, Maine — Cross Insurance Center
April 19 St. Joseph, Mo. — St. Joseph Civic Center
April 20 Cedar Falls, Iowa — McLeod Center
April 21 Green Bay, Wisc. — Resch Center
April 26 Troy, Ohio — Hobart Arena
April 27 Youngstown, Ohio — Covelli Centre
April 28 Knoxville, Tenn. — Knoxville Civic Coliseum

For tour dates and additional information, visit JustinMooreMusic.com, or follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

ABOUT JUSTIN MOORE:
Justin Moore’s long-awaited fourth studio album KINDA DON’T CARE earned the singer his third consecutive No. 1 album debut and features his chart-topping singles “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and “Somebody Else Will.” The project is chock-full of new music with 16 tracks on the deluxe version and skyrocketed to No. 1 on the iTunes Country chart upon release. The Arkansas native spent three years putting the project together, which serves as a follow up to his second No. 1 album release, OFF THE BEATEN PATH. Moore holds seven No. 1’s under his signature white cowboy hat including “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll” as well as seven Top 10 hits. The Valory Music Co. recording artist has earned multiple ACM, ACA and ACC Awards nominations. He has shared the stage with Hank Williams Jr., Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Brantley Gilbert and recently wrapped his co-headline AMERICAN MADE TOUR with Lee Brice.

11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ TO AIR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music)

 

 

Tune in to watch the 11th Annual ACM Honors™ on Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The two-hour musical special features some of country music’s biggest superstars taking the stage for show-stopping performances and can’t-miss collaborations in honor of the ACM Special Award honorees from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™.

 

Special Awards recipients celebrated at the 11th ACM Honors included Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby Keith (Poet’s Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), “Nashville” (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously), and George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award). The evening also recognized Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna.

 

The special features performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, and George Strait, plus performances/presentations from Chris Janson, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, and Hillary Scott. Additional presenters included Jason Aldean, Bobby Bones, songwriter Ross Copperman, Lady Antebellum, Cassadee Pope, and Jimmy Webb.

 

About ACM Honors™

ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award winners. The 11th Annual ACM Honors taped Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and is produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast on Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00pm ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

 

Justin Moore Announces “Hell On A Highway Tour”

JUSTIN MOORE ANNOUNCES “HELL ON A HIGHWAY TOUR”

Chart-Topping Newcomer Dylan Scott Set to Open

Justin Moore announces today that he will launch his “Hell on a Highway Tour” on October 13 in Monroe, Louisiana. The PLATINUM-selling entertainer will hit over 40 cities across the US with Dylan Scott opening for Moore.

“Hell On A Highway Tour” is Moore’s fourth headlining tour, having just wrapped up his “American Made Tour” with Lee Brice back in April and will span seven months, taking the Arkansas native from coast to coast.

HELL ON A HIGHWAY TOUR:
Oct. 13 Monroe, La. — Monroe Civic Center
Oct. 15 New Orleans, La. — UNO Lakefront Arena
Oct. 19 Baltimore, Md. — The Modell Lyric
Oct. 20 Richmond, Va. — Altria Theater
Oct. 27 Birmingham, Ala. — BJCC Concert Hall
Nov. 4 Moline, Ill. — iWireless Center
Nov. 9 Muncie, Ind. — Emens Auditorium, Ball State University
Nov. 10 Muskegon, Mich. — L.C. Walker Arena
Nov. 11 Merrillville, Ind. — Star Plaza Theatre
Nov. 16 Salem, Va. — Salem Civic Center
Nov. 17 Athens, Ga. — Akins Arena at The Classic Center

2018
Jan. 18 Rio Rancho, N.M. — Santa Ana Star Center
Jan. 19 Prescott Valley, Ariz. — Prescott Valley Event Center
Jan. 20 Salt Lake City, UT — Maverik Center
Jan. 21 Nampa, Idaho — Ford Idaho Center
Jan. 23 Tucson, Ariz. — Tucson Arena
Jan 25 San Jose, Calif. — City National Civic
Jan. 26 Los Angeles, Calif. — Microsoft Theater
Jan. 27 Ontario, Calif. — Citizens Business Bank Arena
Feb. 1 Washington, D.C. — The Anthem
Feb. 2 Salisbury, Md. — Wicomico Civic Center
Feb. 3 Newark, Del. — Bob Carpenter Center, University of Delaware
Feb. 9 Norfolk, Va. — Ted Constant Convocation Center
Feb. 10 Spartanburg, S.C. — Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
Feb. 15 Rockford, Ill. — BMO Harris Bank Center
Feb.16 Ft. Wayne, Ind. — Allen County Memorial Coliseum
Feb. 17 Ypsilanti, Mich. — EMU Convocation Center
Feb. 23 Trenton, N.J. — Sun National Bank Center
Feb. 24 Rochester, N.Y. — Blue Cross Arena
Mar. 1 Estero, Fla. — Germaine Arena
Mar. 3 St. Augustine, Fla. — St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Mar. 8 Broomfield, Colo. — 1st Bank Arena
Mar. 9 Kearney, Neb. — Viaero Event Center
Mar. 10 Bismarck, N.D. — Bismarck Event Center
Mar. 15 Park City, Kan. — Hartman Arena
Mar. 16 Tulsa, Okla. — Brady Theatre
Mar. 23 Shreveport, La. — Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
Mar. 24 Pensacola, Fla. — Pensacola Bay Center
Mar. 29 Kingston, R.I. — The Ryan Center
Mar. 30 Portland, ME — Cross Insurance Arena
Mar. 31 Bangor, ME — Cross Insurance Center
April 19 St. Joseph, Mo. — St. Joseph Civic Center
April 20 Cedar Falls, Iowa — McLeod Center
April 21 Green Bay, Wisc — Resch Center
April 26 Troy, OH — Hobart Arena
April 27 Youngstown, OH — Covelli Centre
April 28 Knoxville, Tenn. — Knoxville Civic Coliseum

The news is announced on the heels of Moore seventh #1 single “Somebody Else Will,” which hit the top of the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay Charts. This is the second chart-topper from his fourth studio album KINDA DON’T CARE (The Valory Music Co.) which also marks his third #1 debut on the Billboard Country Albums chart. His highly-anticipated third single from the album is the title track which Sounds Like Nashville said “…hits the twang factor in fine fashion.” “Kinda Don’t Care” impacts Country radio on September 19.

Moore is a seasoned showman who continues to blow the roof off venues after almost a decade of touring. The OC Register raves of a recent show “It was full-on energy” and Whiskey Riff adds “…Justin rocked the crowd’s face off…”

For tour dates and additional information, visit JustinMooreMusic.com, or follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

 

ABOUT JUSTIN MOORE:
Justin Moore’s long-awaited fourth studio album KINDA DON’T CARE earned the singer his third consecutive No. 1 album debut and features his chart-topping singles “You Look Like I Need A Drink” and “Somebody Else Will.” His next single, the title track from the album, impacts Country radio on September 18. The project is chock-full of new music with 16 tracks on the deluxe version and skyrocketed to No. 1 on the iTunes Country chart upon release. The Arkansas native spent three years putting the project together, which serves as a follow up to his second No. 1 album release, OFF THE BEATEN PATH. Moore holds seven No. 1’s under his signature white cowboy hat including “Point At You” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll” as well as seven Top 10 hits. The Valory Music Co. recording artist has earned multiple ACM, ACA and ACC Awards nominations. He has shared the stage with Hank Williams Jr., Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert and Brantley Gilbert and recently wrapped his co-headline AMERICAN MADE TOUR with Lee Brice.

ABOUT DYLAN SCOTT:
A Louisiana native with a lifelong passion for Country music, Dylan Scott is the total package – a powerful singer with a deep, resonating drawl; an old-soul songwriter with a young spirit; a heartthrob with an easy smile; and a dreamer who followed his father’s footsteps to Nashville. Prior to landing his record deal, Scott learned the basics of singing and playing guitar from his dad – a former guitar player for Country legends Freddy Fender and Freddie Hart. He then launched onto the Country music scene in 2013 with “Making This Boy Go Crazy,” the debut single from his self-titled EP. His follow up, the infectious “Crazy Over Me,” debuted at #14 on the Billboard Country Digital Song Sales chart and hit the Top 40 on the Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. In the summer of 2016, his debut album for Curb Records, DYLAN SCOTT, landed in the Top 5 of Billboard’s Country Albums chart, and its romantic standout single, “My Girl,” has now been RIAA-certified GOLD, while also becoming his FIRST CAREER #1 at Country radio. Continuing the momentum, Scott released DYLAN SCOTT (DELUXE EDITION) on August 4. The expanded version of his 2016 self-titled album debut features three powerful new tracks including the addictive rush of his new single “Hooked,” the real-life fairy tale of “Sleeping Beauty” (which Scott co-wrote with Lee Brice) and the head-turning heat of “Can’t Take Her Anywhere.” Having been named one of Spotify’s Spotlight on 2016 Country Artists, fans have streamed Scott’s songs over 200 million times and counting, and sales have topped 2.2 million stream equivalent songs – figures that continue to grow by leaps and bounds. He is currently touring the country after wrapping his opening slot on Brice’s 2016 LIFE OFF MY YEARS TOUR.
For more information on Dylan Scott and tour dates, visit dylanscottcountry.com.

ALAN JACKSON & CHRIS STAPLETON ADDED TO PERFORMANCE LINEUP FOR 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS AIRING SEPTEMBER 15 AT 9PM PT/ET ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

ALAN JACKSON & CHRIS STAPLETON ADDED TO PERFORMANCE LINEUP
FOR 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS AIRING SEPTEMBER 15 AT 9PM PT/ET
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

JASON ALDEAN, BOBBY BONES, ROSS COPPERMAN,
LADY ANTEBELLUM & JIMMY WEBB TO PRESENT

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PERFORMERS WHO WILL ALSO PRESENT INCLUDE
VINCE GILL, LITTLE BIG TOWN, MAREN MORRIS, BRAD PAISLEY & HILLARY SCOTT

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Cassadee Pope & Brett Young to Present and Clare Bowen & Charles Esten to Perform In Special Off-Camera Moments

Event to Tape at Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, August 23;
Tickets Available Now at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman Box Office

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced that Alan Jackson and Chris Stapleton will perform at the 11th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™. It was also announced that Jason Aldean, Bobby Bones, Ross Copperman, Lady Antebellum and Jimmy Webb along with previously announced performers Vince Gill, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley and Hillary Scott will present to previously announced honorees. In addition, Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Cassadee Pope, and Brett Young will participate in special off-camera moments in the ceremony taking place Wednesday, August 23 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.

Jackson and Stapleton join the previously announced performance lineup including Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Hillary Scott, and George Strait.

The 11th Annual ACM Honors is an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. The two-house televised special will tape on Wednesday, August 23 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and air on Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for special taping are available now for purchase at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman Auditorium box office.

For more information about the Academy of Country Music and the ACM Honors, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

About ACM Honors:
ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award winners. The 11th Annual ACM Honors takes place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and will be produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast on Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00pm ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music. Tickets to ACM Honors are priced at $60 and $100 and will go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 10:00 AM CT on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com

MUSIC SUPERSTARS KELSEA BALLERINI, VINCE GILL, TOBY KEITH, LITTLE BIG TOWN AND MORE REVEALED AS PERFORMERS FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS

 

MUSIC SUPERSTARS KELSEA BALLERINI, VINCE GILL, TOBY KEITH,
LITTLE BIG TOWN, MAREN MORRIS, BRAD PAISLEY,
THOMAS RHETT, HILLARY SCOTT, AND GEORGE STRAIT
REVEALED AS PERFORMERS FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™

TWO-HOUR SPECIAL TO AIR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 9PM PT/ET
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

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Musical Event to Tape at Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, August 23

Tickets Available Beginning August 9 at 10AM CST at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman Box Office

 

The Academy of Country Music® has revealed the first round of performers and ticket on-sale date for the 11th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards®. Music superstars confirmed to perform at the televised event include Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Hillary Scott, and George Strait. The 11th Annual ACM Honors will tape Wednesday, August 23 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, and broadcast on Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 

 

Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman Auditorium box office today, August 9 at 10:00 AM CST.

As previously announced, Special Award recipients celebrated at the 11th Annual ACM Honors will include Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby Keith (Poet’s Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), “Nashville” (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously), and George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award). The evening will also honor winners of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards, along with Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna.

The Academy of Country Music will present trophies to previously announced Special Award recipients Eric Church (Merle Haggard Spirit Award) and Willie Nelson (Poet’s Award) at a later date.

Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com.

 

About ACM Honors:
ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award winners. The 11th Annual ACM Honors takes place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and will be produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast on Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00pm ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music. Tickets to ACM Honors are priced at $60 and $100 and will go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 10:00 AM CT on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com

Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster and Randy Travis Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame

CHARLIE DANIELS, FRED FOSTER AND
RANDY TRAVIS INDUCTED INTO
THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

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TRACE ADKINS, GARTH BROOKS, BRANDY CLARK, ALAN JACKSON, JAMEY JOHNSON, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, CHARLIE McCOY, BRAD PAISLEY, DOLLY PARTON, TRISHA YEARWOOD, AND ANDREA ZONN AMONG ALL-STAR CAST PAYING MUSICAL TRIBUTES TO INDUCTEES

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Three visionary iconoclasts, whose creative skills altered the direction of commercial country music, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a star-studded, profoundly emotional Medallion Ceremony on October 16, 2016.

Hosted by Country Music Hall of and Museum CEO Kyle Young and held in the museum’s CMA Theater, the annual ceremony paid tribute to country rock pioneer Charlie Daniels; music producer, publisher and Monument Records founder Fred Foster; and neo-traditional singer Randy Travis with speeches, live musical tributes and original video biographies. The artists paying tribute crossed generations and styles, underscoring the eclectic nature and groundbreaking stature of the three men being inducted.

“These three Tar Heels came to Tennessee and created music that enriched our lives and enhanced our culture,” said Young. “We are better for their presence and for their talents, and we are proud to hang their plaques in the Hall of Fame Rotunda.”

Musical tributes, with surprise guests, are a highlight of the Medallion Ceremony. Foster’s celebration began with Dolly Parton performing her first hit, “Dumb Blonde,” produced by Foster and released on Monument Records.

“If anybody deserves one of these medallions, you do.” Parton said to Foster. “You gave me a shot, and you were a gentleman when Porter Wagoner stole me away. You saw things in me that nobody else did. I hope that I made you proud.”

Whenever she reflects on the blessings bestowed upon her, Parton said, “I thank God. I thank the fans. And I thank you.”
Grammy-winning songwriter Brandy Clark performed “Blue Bayou,” which Foster originally produced with Orbison. Linda Ronstadt later transformed the song into a pop classic.

Kris Kristofferson, the last of Foster’s tribute performers, walked out with harmonica specialist and fellow Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy to perform a touching version of his famous song, “Me and Bobby McGee.” The song’s inspiration, former Music Row office worker Barbara McKee (now Barbara McKee Eden by marriage), was in the audience.

A Hall of Fame member always inducts the newcomers, as a way of welcoming them to the elite group. Foster requested that Hall of Fame member Vince Gill make his induction official.

To begin the musical tribute to Daniels, Young spoke of the important role producer and record executive Bob Johnston, who died in 2015, played in the new inductee’s career. Johnston and Daniels co-wrote “It Hurts Me,” and Daniels moved to Nashville in 1967 at Johnston’s invitation.

Trisha Yearwood began the musical tribute to Daniels with a soulful version of “It Hurts Me,” recorded by Elvis Presley in 1964. Getting a cut by Presley was the first major breakthrough in Daniels’s career.

Jamey Johnson performed Daniels’ 1980 hit “Long Haired Country Boy.” With his hair several inches beyond his shoulders and a beard that reached his chest, Johnson said, “I started singing this song when I was in the marines. I didn’t have long hair then.”

For the last of the musical tributes to Daniels, Grand Ole Opry star Trace Adkins and fiddler Andrea Zonn took the stage to perform “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” “I got the hardest song to do,” Adkins said with a wry smile, before nailing the vocals. Zonn played the difficult fiddle parts with stunning virtuosity, drawing an ovation from Daniels who pointed at her as she bowed toward him.

Hall of Fame member Brenda Lee inducted Daniels.

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Alan Jackson began the musical tributes to Randy Travis by explaining that he moved to Nashville in 1985 with the goal of bringing real country music back to the airwaves. “Nobody was carrying it on,” he said, but shortly after he got to town, Jackson heard Travis on the radio. “You opened the doors for a lot of guys and girls who wanted to record real country music,” Jackson said. “You made it easier for us.” Jackson went on to perform “On the Other Hand.”

Brad Paisley followed Jackson with a performance of “Forever and Ever, Amen.” Paisley noted that, in previous generations, there were country artists who emulated Roy Acuff, Lefty Frizzell, George Jones, Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. “And there’s Randy, for my generation.” Addressing Travis directly, he continued: “To this day, you are still one of the greatest singers we’ve ever had. I am honored to do this for you today, pal.”

For the final musical tribute of the evening, Garth Brooks performed Travis’ hit “Three Wooden Crosses.” Following his performance Brooks welcomed Travis into the Hall of Fame. Tribute performers don’t usually do the induction as well but the Hall of Fame honored Travis’s request that Brooks take that role.

To accept his induction, Travis took small steps up the four stairs, fighting the effects of his stroke with help from his wife Mary and from Paisley, who came out from backstage to assist him. At the podium, he stood next to his wife as she read what he wanted to say.

She recounted the tragic circumstances of Travis’s stroke, which nearly took his life in 2013. “The doctors suggested we pull the life support,” said Mary. “I went to his bedside and asked if he wanted to fight some more. I knew he did. He squeezed my hand, and a little tear fell down his cheek. He and God had other plans.”

Doctors told the couple that Travis would never walk again and would be bed-ridden. Standing onstage he accentuated how he beat the odds.

Despite Travis’s ongoing struggle to speak, Mary and her husband sing every day. “Sometimes we sing the greatest redemption song of all time, and it fills us with God’s grace,” she said. That song is ‘Amazing Grace.’”

Mary Travis said that, for the first time since his stroke, she wanted to share her husband’s voice with those gathered to celebrate this special occasion. Her voice breaking with emotion, she said, “Please join us in singing ‘Amazing Grace.’”

Travis leaned into the microphone, his baritone voice strained but instantly recognizable. As he sang the first verse to a stunned crowd, many were too overcome with emotion to sing along. Taking more effort to speak than to sing, “Thank you,” Travis said, and after pausing for a breath, “for everything you’ve done.”

A thunderous standing ovation lasted for minutes, longer than any of the numerous ovations of the night.

The audience at the private celebration was packed with Hall of Fame members, who welcomed the new inductees to their exclusive club. Hall of Famers in attendance were Alabama members Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen, Bobby Bare, Harold Bradley, Garth Brooks, Roy Clark, Ralph Emery, Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson, Brenda Lee, Charlie McCoy, Oak Ridge Boys members Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride and E. W. “Bud” Wendell.

The evening ended, as always, with a performance of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Museum employee, ace guitarist Ben Hall, and harmonica maestro Charlie McCoy started the song, performing a verse and chorus while Hall of Fame members gathered at the front of the stage. The Oak Ridge Boys and Charlie Daniels took turns singing the verses, with the audience, the night’s guest performers, and the Hall of Famers joining in on the choruses.

For a complete wrap-up of last night’s show click here. Follow @countrymusichof on Twitter and join the conversation using
#honorthymusic.

Sold-Out 3rd Annual Route 91 Harvest Is “A Winner” with Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town & More

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THIRD ANNUAL ROUTE 91 HARVEST DECLARED ‘A WINNER,’
SELLING OUT LAS VEGAS VILLAGE FOR THE SECOND TIME

Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and More Led Special Weekend As Fans Relished Phenomenal Performances and Surprise Collaborations Set Against An Unrivaled Backdrop



The third annual Route 91 Harvest firmly plotted its pin on the global map as a destination festival this past weekend as the infamous Las Vegas Strip played host to a sold-out audience for the second year in a row. Heralded by Rolling Stone as “a winner, living up to the expectations that it set in its previous years,” the festival boasted a superstar lineup including Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Dan + Shay, Chris Young and more as the high-energy weekend illustrated the festival’s staying power as it thrived in its third year.

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The first day of the three-day neon sleepover saw Toby Keith take the stage, bringing “a patriotic party to the center of The Strip with his songs ‘American Ride,’ ‘Made In America’ and many others, which brought on a chant of “USA” from the passionate audience.” (Sounds Like Nashville)

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Showcasing the collaborative nature of the genre, artists across the weekend invited guests to join them on stage during their set, including Saturday’s headliner Brad Paisley who brought fellow guitarist and main stage performer Lindsay Ell back up for a guitar-off to rival all others. Dan + Shay continued the cheer-inducing trend on Sunday as they harmonized with R & B vocal group Boyz II Men on their smash-hit “I’ll Make Love To You.”
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Sunday’s superstar headliner Luke Bryan took things up another gear as Karen Fairchild from Little Big Town took the stage with him for an electrifying rendition of their chart-topping duet “Home Alone Tonight.” As the unforgettable final night continued, the pair were then joined by Fairchild’s bandmates for a heartfelt version of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” mashed up with Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” followed by a collaboration with Bryan and Dustin Lynch. The pair teamed up for a rowdy version of Brooks & Dunn’s infamous and appropriate “Play Somethin’ Country.”

“Selling out for a second year in a row already is crazy,” said Brian O’Connell, President Of Country Touring at Live Nation. “There were some really special moments throughout the weekend and I don’’t think the fans took a breath. We have an amazing partner in MGM Resorts, who really understand our vision for Route 91 Harvest and we are excited to be able to let fans know when we’ll be back in 2017!”

Engaging closely with fans across social media platforms since its establishment just two short years ago, Route 91 Harvest continues to tailor the festival experience to those new and returning. Standout fan opportunities this year included House Of Blues Experience where NFL fans could enjoy the festival, but also not miss those all-important games. Additionally, spirited attendees were able to partake in “Silent Disco Line Dancing” that saw many flock to join in.

The festival’s second stage, known as “Next From Nashville,” furthered its status as it shone throughout the weekend with a laundry list of the genre’s most buzzed about artists captivated new audiences. Fans can also plan to return in 2017 as it was announced last night that Route 91 Harvest will return for a fourth year on Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. For further information and details as they are announced, visit www.rt91harvest.com.

ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL CLOSES IN ON LAS VEGAS TAKEOVER; REVEALS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED “NEXT FROM NASHVILLE” STAGE LINEUP, ADDITIONAL MAIN STAGE ARTISTS AND MORE

ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL CLOSES IN ON LAS VEGAS TAKEOVER;
REVEALS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED “NEXT FROM NASHVILLE” STAGE LINEUP,
ADDITIONAL MAIN STAGE ARTISTS AND MORE
 

 

Third Annual Country Music Festival Also Announces Artist Schedule and
Onsite Fan Activities at Las Vegas Village Sept. 30-Oct. 2 

 

With an unrivaled main stage lineup headed up by Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town and Chris Young, the third annual Route 91 Harvest announced today that Brooke Eden, Dan + Shay, LOCASH and Randy Rogers Band have been added to the festival lineup. Additionally, DJ Rock will keep the party going between sets.

 

The second stage, known as “Next From Nashville,” lineup was also revealed. Courtney Cole, Jordan Davis, Russell Dickerson, Seth Ennis, Haley Georgia, Ryan Hurd, LANco, Jon Langston, Aaron Lewis, William Michael Morgan, Royal Bliss, Runaway June, Tyler Reeve, Aubrie Sellers, Lucie Silvas, Tara Thompson, Aaron Watson and Brett Young will take the stage that has firmly established itself within the genre as a much-coveted platform to showcase country music’s red-hot emerging acts. Set to take place at the Las Vegas Village Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, the artist schedule for Route 91 Harvest is available now at www.rt91harvest.com.

 

With a reputation for offering fans “Nashville’s finest, belting out their hits with the backdrop of the Luxor pyramid and glimmering Mandalay Bay” (Rolling Stone), Route 91 Harvest is introducing new features to enhance this year’s onsite experience. Fans will have the option to go “cashless,” using their wristbands as a “digital wallet” that will allow them to make payments at food vendors and stores around the festival without the need for cash, credit or debit cards. Ticket holders will have access to download the Route 91 Harvest App, which will offer features including a schedule builder, friend finder and a custom virtual photo booth.

 

For those looking to fully embrace Route 91 Harvest’s spirit, there is the option to indulge in this year’s new vendors, Strings of Hope, License to Boot and Strictly Western, Henna Envy, Pretty Hunter, Boot Roxx, as well as returning staples Down N’ Dirty Hats and Wallet Buckle. Thrill Seekers can also take in the bright lights of the infamous Las Vegas Strip on the vertigo swing and relax at the Malibu Rum Beach House with a refreshing cocktail.

 

For more information on Route 91 Harvest follow updates on Facebook: facebook.com/Route91Harvest, Twitter: twitter.com/Route91Harvest, Instagram: instagram.com/route91harvest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #Rt91Harvest.

 

Festivities Fit for Champions Scheduled at MGM Grand During 2015 National Finals Rodeo

FESTIVITIES FIT FOR CHAMPIONS SCHEDULED AT MGM GRAND DURING
2015 WRANGLER NATIONAL FINALS RODEO
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12

Enjoy Free Live Entertainment, Cowboy Appearances and More, Nightly at MGM Grand – ‘Home of the Champions’

 Saddle up and head to MGM Grand Hotel & Casino during the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to experience multiple activities fit for a champion. The resort, known as the “Home of the Champions,” has scheduled a variety of events for rodeo fans over the 10-day competition. MGM Grand will serve as the official hotel of the NFR Tie-Down Roping contestants and also will host more than 15 Wrangler NFR Gold Buckle-winning athletes, including 22-time World Champion cowboy Trevor Brazile. The full event schedule and special room and ticket packages are available by calling (800) 398-1245 or visiting mgmgrand.com/NFR.

NEW Crown Royal Gold Buckle Zone
The “Home of the Champions” will introduce a bigger and “grander” Crown Royal Gold Buckle Zone for rodeo fans looking to experience the 2015 edition of the National Finals Rodeo. In its new location in the MGM Grand Conference Center, this year’s Gold Buckle Zone will provide a nightly party fans will not want to miss in a space that is even bigger than before. Activities include live feeds of the rodeo, fashion shows, dancing, a mechanical bull and an exciting lineup of live country music. Admission is complimentary so rope a partner (or two!) and prepare for a boot-stomping good time.

•    December 3:  Clay Walker
•    December 4:  Scotty McCreery
•    December 5 & 7:  Gloriana
•    December 6 & 8:  Blackberry Smoke
•    December 9:  The Davisson Brothers
•    December 10 & 11:  Craig Wayne Boyd
•    December 12:  Craig Morgan

Although the live music will end, the non-stop entertainment at the Gold Buckle Zone won’t! Dee Jay Silver’s Country Club After-Party presented by Roper will turn the Conference Center into a high-energy, late-night party zone nightly beginning at 11:30 p.m. Silver has previously toured with Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Rascal Flatts, among others.

2015 Home of the Champions Cowboys Autograph Sessions
MGM Grand is not only the official hotel of the Tie-Down Roping competitors, but it houses the most Gold Buckles under one roof. There are 20 athletes who comprise the elite Home of the Champions Cowboys roster including 22-time World Champion Trevor Brazile and reigning PRCA World Champions Kaycee Feild (Bareback Riding, 2011 – 2014) and Tuf Cooper (Tie Down Roping, 2011-2012 and 2014). Additional Home of the Champions cowboys include Sage Kimzey, Will Lowe, Bobby Mote, Cody Ohl, Stran Smith, Cody Teel, Mary Walker and rodeo legend and eight-time World Champion Fred Whitfield, among many others.

Meet all of the athletes when they stop by MGM Grand’s Main Lobby to sign autographs and meet fans. Autograph sessions are scheduled Friday, Dec. 4 and Friday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

“Wrangler NFR Countdown Show” & Wrangler NFR Live Satellite Feed
MGM Grand will offer guests the opportunity to watch each NFR round live at the Wrangler Network Theater inside the Gold Buckle Zone beginning at 6:45 p.m. nightly. Fans in attendance will enjoy drink specials, door prizes and giveaways. Seating is first-come, first-served.

The Wrangler Network Theatre also will be the location of the “Wrangler NFR Countdown Show” hosted by 2008 World Champion Tie-Down Roper Stran Smith and his wife Jennifer, a TV journalist specializing in rodeo and a former Miss Rodeo America. The popular husband and wife duo will offer a behind-the-scenes perspective of the National Finals Rodeo as they analyze the nightly stock draw, predict round winners and interview rodeo legends, musical artists and more. The show will take place December 3 – 12 from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. nightly. 

Rodney Carrington
As part of his Here Comes The Truth tour, comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will perform his hilarious stand-up comedy routine at the David Copperfield Theater December 3 – 12 at 10 p.m. nightly. Tickets start at $59.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) 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. 

Rodeo Week at 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. During the National Finals Rodeo, the venue will feature country-themed comedians Steve McGrew, Sam Fedele, and Drew Thomas who will perform December 1 – 6. Garrett will perform with Cowboy Bill Martin and Quinn Patterson December 7 – 13. All shows are scheduled at 8 p.m. nightly. This show contains adult content and is not recommended for guests under 21 years of age.

Tickets priced at $39, $49 and $59 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) 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. Prices are $59, $69 and $79 December 7 – 13 when Garrett is scheduled to perform.

Boot Barn Christmas Corral
New to MGM Grand’s National Finals Rodeo activities is the Boot Barn Christmas Corral.  The shopping experience will be located inside the Marquee Ballroom Thursday, Dec. 3 – Sunday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The ballroom will feature more than 60 of the most popular rodeo brands including Wrangler, Cinch, Roper, Ariat, Justin, Resistol, Lucchese Boots, among others.  

2016 Miss Rodeo America Pageant
As the host hotel of the Miss Rodeo America Pageant, MGM Grand will be the location of the eight-day competition November 29 – December 6 that concludes with the crowning of the 2016 Miss Rodeo America. More than 25 contestants will compete for the coveted title with several appearances and activities including the RAM Cowgirl Kickoff Party, the Fashion Show Luncheon and the Miss Rodeo America Coronation, open to the public. For a full schedule, visit missrodeo.com/Pageant/pageant-information.html.

About MGM Grand
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  A variety of accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and Michelin three star, restaurant, Joël Robuchon. The resort offers a wide-range of world-class entertainment at the MGM Grand Garden Arena; the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez; master illusionist David Copperfield; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas in addition to a pampering spa and salon and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit www.mgmgrand.com, call toll free at (877) 880-0880 or find us on Facebook and Twitter or follow our blog

OVER 20 PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 50TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®

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50TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS® ANNOUNCES OVER
20 PRESENTERS FOR COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®TROY AIKMAN, BETH BEHRS, CLINT BLACK, LEE BRICE, KELLY CLARKSON,
BRETT ELDREDGE, BRANTLEY GILBERT, MICKEY GUYTON, HUNTER HAYES,
MISS AMERICA 2015 KIRA KAZANTSEV, TAYA KYLE, DR. PHIL MCGRAW, JUSTIN MOORE, NANCY O’DELL, JAKE OWEN, THOMAS RHETT, TONY ROMO, DARIUS RUCKER, STEVEN TYLER, KEITH URBAN, SOFIA VERGARA, REESE WITHERSPOON, JASON WITTEN, TRISHA YEARWOOD, DWIGHT YOAKAM, ALABAMA AND BIG & RICH ADDED TO PRESENT

BROADCAST LIVE FROM AT&T STADIUM IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that Troy Aikman, Beth Behrs, Clint Black, Lee Brice, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Brantley Gilbert, Mickey Guyton, Hunter Hayes, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, Taya Kyle, Dr. Phil McGraw, Justin Moore, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Tony Romo, Darius Rucker, Steven Tyler, Keith Urban, Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Witten, Trisha Yearwood, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, and Big & Rich have been added as presenters for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year. The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, will be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Previously announced performers for the star-studded event include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, special duets by Christina Aguilera with surprise artists as well as Nick Jonas with Dan + Shay plus Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell, the nominees for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s.

Tickets for the 50th ACM Awards® are available at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets to the ACM Awards sold out last spring in a record 18 minutes, but as staging changes became final for the telecast, seats to the previously SOLD OUT Awards have been added. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, Instagram or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Next Round of ACM Award Performers Announced – April 19th / AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX

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CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO PERFORM SURPRISE DUET
 
BROOKS & DUNN REUNITE FOR A HISTORIC PERFORMANCE –
THEIR FIRST TELEVISED PERFORMANCE TOGETHER SINCE 2010 

PLUS ALAN JACKSON, MARTINA MCBRIDE, BRAD PAISLEY,
LADY ANTEBELLUM, LITTLE BIG TOWN, RASCAL FLATTS, 

AND SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY NICK JONAS & DAN + SHAY 

ADDED TO EPIC LINEUP OF PERFORMERS ON
THE 50TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS 

BROADCAST LIVE FROM AT&T STADIUM IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced the next round of star-studded artists that will perform at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year®.  Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, plus special duets by Christina Aguilera with surprise artists as well as Nick Jonas with Dan + Shay have all been added to this year’s incredible lineup.  Brooks & Dunn will take the stage for a historic reunion in honor of the Academy’s golden anniversary, marking their first televised performance together since 2010.  The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, will be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

These artists join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, plus Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell, the nominees for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s.

 

Ticket packages for the 50th ACM Awards are available NOW at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets to the ACM Awards sold out last spring in a record 18 minutes, but as staging changes became final for the telecast, seats to the previously SOLD OUT Awards have been added.   Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, Instagram or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

15 Reasons To Experience Hard Rock Hotel & Casino During Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! Residency, February 25-March 14

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15 REASONS TO EXPERIENCE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO DURING 
RASCAL FLATTS VEGAS RIOT! RESIDENCY, FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 14

The band celebrates its 15th anniversary along with 15 No. 1 singles in 2015

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This month, Rascal Flatts will make history as the first country group to take up a residency in Las Vegas. The band will perform nine shows, deemed Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot!, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from Wednesday, February 25 to Saturday, March 14. As the trio celebrates its 15-year anniversary with 15 No. 1 singles, here are 15 reasons (in no particular order) why locals and visitors alike should stay on property and see a Rascal Flatts show:

  1. Because… it’s Rascal Flatts.
    • Rascal Flatts remains the most-awarded country music group of the past decade with eight consecutive studio albums debuting at No. 1. Since its musical debut in 2000, the group has sold more than 22.8 million albums, 29 million digital downloads and has earned more than 40 trophies from the American Country Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, People’s Choice Awards and more. In 2012, the band reached a new milestone with more than 7 million concert tickets sold.
  2. First country band to have a residency in Las Vegas.
    • Rascal Flatts is not only the first country band to take up a residency at The Joint, but it is the first country band to take up a residency in Las Vegas.
  3. Opening with Craig Wayne Boyd.
    • Kicking off the show each night will be season seven winner of NBC’s “The Voice” Craig Wayne Boyd. The future country superstar already has a No.1 single, “My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face,” under his belt just two months after his big win.
  4. Country nightlife.
    • Throughout the Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! residency, Dee Jay Silver will perform a mix of Top 40 hits with light infusions of country at Body English Nightclub. Silver has been a top-touring DJ for more than 10 years and has traveled with many legendary country artists including Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.
  5. Place a bet on “Fast Cars and Freedom.”
    • While on property, head over to the Race & Sports Book powered by CG Technology to place a bet on NASCAR. Rascal Flatts will be singing the national anthem and Boyd will be performing during the pre-race festivities at the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 8.
  6. There’s no bad seat in the house.
    • The Joint is an unparalleled entertainment destination that features a state-of-the-art sound system, superior video projections and tailor-made production packages. The venue will offer Rascal Flatts fans the best of both worlds with general admission pit access and reserved seating maxed at a 3,200 capacity to create a more intimate show for concertgoers.
  7. Two shows for the price of one.
    • As Rascal Flatts wraps up, music fans can head straight to Vinyl for a free show with Elvis Monroe. The band, comprised of members from Lifehouse, Matchbox Twenty and Emerson Drive, is known for its eclectic mix of alternative country, classic Americana and modern flavor. The group will perform at Vinyl at 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25; Wednesday, March 4; Friday, March 6; and Saturday, March 7.
  8. Rascal Flatts-themed menus.
    • Hard Rock Hotel’s restaurants are revamping its menus with Rascal Flatts-themed food and beverage specials, available throughout the residency. Images can be downloaded here. A sample of items include:
      • 35 Steaks + Martinis’ “My Wish” Surf & Turf ($58), an 8-ounce Black Angus Filet Mignon and U-4 Tiger Prawn drizzled with garlic butter;
      • Culinary Dropout’s “Come Wake Me Up” cocktail ($10), a mixture of Stolichnaya Premium Vodka, muddled strawberries, fresh-squeezed lemon juice and Shock Top Belgian White Wheat Ale;
      • Fuel Café and Fuel Café Express’ “Sunrise” Coffee Cake ($4.25);
      • Lucky’s “I Won’t Let Go” Country Farm Burger ($14), served on Texas Toast with pork sausage patties, a fried egg, American cheese, country gravy and tater tots on the side;
      • Pink Taco’s “Take Me There” Quesadilla ($12), macaroni and cheese and carnitas melted in a quesadilla and served with chipotle BBQ sauce and salsa verde on the side; and more.
  1. Join the “Riot” with a Rascal Flatts-themed cocktail at all casino bars.
    • Get in the action and enjoy a Rascal Flatts-themed cocktail available at all of Hard Rock Hotel’s casino bars throughout the residency. Sip on “Broken Road” ($8), a libation made with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, triple sec, sour mix and Sprite; “Prayin’ for Daylight” ($8), a mixture of Herradura Blanco, pineapple juice, cranberry juice and Sprite; or “Life is a Highway” ($8), Woodford Reserve, pear puree, two dash bitters and ginger beer served over ice.
  2. Unbeatable room and show packages.
    • Concertgoers can take advantage of Hard Rock Hotel’s exclusive room and show packages starting at just $200. The all-encompassing bundle includes two tickets to a Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! show at The Joint and a one-night stay on property the same evening. Guests can book online or by phone using the code TRAFLGC for a gold circle package, TRAFLFB for a front balcony package or TRAFLGA for a general admission package.
  3. Best rate guarantee.
    • Those who opt for a longer stay and find a lower published rate within 24 hours of booking online will be honored the same price for a room upgrade at Hard Rock Hotel.
  4. Suite life.
    • Bowling alleys, plunge pools, secret vaults with provocative trappings, iridescent-tiled hot tubs and amazing views of the Strip are just some of the key characteristics offered inside Hard Rock Hotel’s suites. Choose from Paradise Penthouse, Provocateur Suite, Altered States Ultra Lounge, Penthouse Real World Suite and more to live and party like a true rock star in Las Vegas.
  5. Get pampered at the spa.
    • Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon is offering guests pre- and post-show Rascal Flatts-themed treatments. Whether it’s “I Melt” ($135), a body scrub, Vichy shower and body moisturizer application, or “Take Me There” ($205), a Swedish massage with a hydrating facial, patrons will leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready for a night full of entertainment.
  6. $4 million worth of memorabilia.
    • Perfect for music or history fanatics, Hard Rock Hotel showcases more than $4 million worth of rare memorabilia around the property. Guests can see clothing, instruments and collectibles displayed in carefully hand-crafted cases from some of the biggest musical icons such as The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, CeeLo Green, Imagine Dragons and many more.
  7. Get a Backstage Pass.
    • Earn rockin’ rewards for every dollar spent on and off the casino floor. Based on the tier, certain Backstage Pass Rewards Club Members will receive priority entry at property hotspots such as The Joint, Body English Nightclub and all restaurants.

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Tickets to the residency start at $39.50 (plus applicable service fees) and can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel box office, online at www.axs.com/rascalflattsvegas or by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX. For VIP ticket packages including premium seating options, please contact jointvip@hrhvegas.com. For groups of 12 or more, please contact darnson@hrhvegas.com or call 702.693.4017.

 

For more information on the property or to book a reservation, please visit www.hardrockhotel.com or call 702.693.5555.

 

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. The premier destination entertainment resort is owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC. Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses and KISS have all performed. Features of the property include an 11-story Casino Tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the HRH All-Suite Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Body English Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary, Spa & Salon; 4.5 acres of tropical pool paradise housing the world-famous pool party REHAB; live music/entertainment venues The Joint and Vinyl; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, The Ainsworth, 35 Steaks + Martinis, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café and 福Fú; a fitness center; and trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Love Jones and Rocks The Jewelers. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

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 “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the Pollstar Awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best awards, “Best Rock Residency Program” by Las Vegas Weekly, “Best Concert Venue” by Las Vegas Review-Journal and more. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and groundbreaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue has been home to successful residencies with Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, KISS and Tiesto. In 2015, it will add two new residencies when it hosts Rascal Flatts in February and Journey in April. Follow The Joint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

MGM Grand Announces 2014 National Finals Rodeo Schedule of Activities

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FESTIVITIES FIT FOR CHAMPIONS SCHEDULED AT MGM GRAND DURING
2014 WRANGLER NATIONAL FINALS RODEO
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13

Enjoy Free Live Entertainment, Cowboy Appearances and More, Nightly at MGM Grand – ‘Home of the Champions’

Saddle up and head to MGM Grand Hotel & Casino during the 2014 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo to experience multiple activities fit for a champion. The resort, known as the “Home of the Champions,” has scheduled a variety of events for rodeo fans over the 10-day competition. MGM Grand will serve as the official hotel of the NFR Tie-Down Roping contestants and also will host more than 16 Wrangler NFR Gold Buckle-winning athletes, including 19-time World Champion cowboy Trevor Brazile. The full event schedule and special room and ticket packages are available by calling (800) 398-1245 or visiting mgmgrand.com/NFR.

Crown Royal Gold Buckle Zone
Rope a partner (or two!) and head to the Crown Royal Gold Buckle Zone, located next to KÀ Theatre. The space will provide a nightly party rodeo fans will not want to miss. Activities include live feeds of the rodeo, dancing and an exciting lineup of live country music. Admission is complimentary.

•    December 4 – 5:  Lucas Hoge
•    December 6:  Clay Walker
•    December 7 – 8:  Trick Pony
•    December 9 – 10:  The Swon Brothers
•    December 11 – 13:  The Randy Rogers Band

New to the Crown Royal Gold Buckle Zone is Late Night at the Zone presented by Roper. Beginning at 12:30 a.m. nightly, the space will turn into a high-energy, late-night party. Dee Jay Silver is scheduled to entertain rodeo fans December 4, 6 – 11 and 13. He has previously toured with Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Rascal Flatts, among others, and is set to head out on the road with Aldean in 2015.

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2014 Home of the Champions Cowboys Autograph Sessions
MGM Grand is not only the official hotel of the Tie-Down Roping competitors, but it houses the most Gold Buckles under one roof. More than 20 athletes comprise the elite Home of the Champions Cowboys roster including 19-time World Champion Trevor Brazile and reigning PRCA World Champions Kaycee Feild (Bareback Riding, 2011 – 2013) and J.W. Harris (Bull Riding, 2008 – 2010 and 2013). Other Home of the Champions cowboys include Tuf Cooper, Will Lowe, Bobby Mote, Cody Ohl, Stran Smith, Cody Teel, Mary Walker and rodeo legend and eight-time World Champion Fred Whitfield, among many others.

Meet all of the athletes when they stop by MGM Grand’s Main Lobby to sign autographs and meet fans. Autograph sessions are scheduled Friday, Dec. 5 and Monday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Nightly NFR Live Feed & the “Wrangler NFR Countdown Show”
MGM Grand will offer guests the opportunity to watch each NFR round live inside the 740-seat Wrangler Hollywood Theatre December 4 – 13. Fans in attendance will enjoy drink specials, door prizes and giveaways.

The Wrangler Hollywood Theatre also will be the location of the “Wrangler NFR Countdown Show” hosted by 2008 World Champion Tie-Down Roper Stran Smith and his wife Jennifer, a TV journalist specializing in rodeo and a former Miss Rodeo America. The popular husband and wife duo will offer a behind-the-scenes perspective of the National Finals Rodeo as they analyze the nightly stock draw, predict round winners and interview rodeo legends, musical artists and more. The show will take place December 4 – 13 from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. nightly. Fans also can watch the program as it streams online at wranglernetwork.com.

Rodney Carrington
Multi-talented comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will perform his hilarious stand-up comedy routine at the Hollywood Theatre December 7 – 13 at 10 p.m. nightly. Tickets priced at $59.99, $69.99 and $89.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) 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.

Rodeo Week at 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. During the National Finals Rodeo, the venue will feature country-themed comedians Steve McGrew and Doug Williams who will perform December 1 – 7. Garrett will perform with Cowboy Bill Martin and Michael Malone December 8 – 14. All shows are scheduled at 9 p.m. nightly. This show contains adult content and is not recommended for guests under 21 years of age.

Tickets priced at $39, $49 and $59 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) 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. Prices are $59, $69 and $79 December 8 – 14 when Garrett is scheduled to perform.

NRS Shopping Experience
For the fourth consecutive year, MGM Grand will host the city’s greatest shopping experience inside its Marquee Ballroom Thursday, Dec. 4 – Sunday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The ballroom will feature more than 40 of the most popular rodeo brands including Wrangler, Cinch, Roper, Ariat, Justin, Resistol, Stetson, Tony Lama, Circle Y Saddles, Classic and Cactus, among others.  Also on-site will be tack equipment, rope making displays and fashion shows.

2015 Miss Rodeo America Pageant
As the host hotel of the Miss Rodeo America Pageant, MGM Grand will be the location of the eight-day competition November 30 – December 6 that concludes with the crowning of the 2015 Miss Rodeo America. More than 30 contestants will compete for the coveted title with several appearances and activities including the RAM Cowgirl Kickoff Party, the Fashion Show Luncheon and the Miss Rodeo America Coronation, open to the public. For a full schedule, visit missrodeo.com/Pageant/pageant-information.html.

About MGM Grand
MGM Grand is “The Entertainment Authority,” creating the ultimate Las Vegas experience.  A variety of newly remodeled  luxurious suites and standard accommodations serve every need while guests discover signature dining by celebrity chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s PUB 1842, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & Grill and AAA Five Diamond and Michelin three star restaurant, Joël Robuchon; world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena; the astonishing KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; master illusionist David Copperfield; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub; a pampering spa and salon; and an elaborate 380,000-square-foot, non-smoking conference center. MGM Grand is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Entertainment Listings

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THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS
ENTERTAINMENT LISTINGS

**Just Added**
DIE ANTWOORD – Sept. 28

 

Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
A modern twist on timeless nights, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. is an ever-evolving experience where cocktail culture and culinary repertoire combine with spontaneous live entertainment blurring the lines between restaurant, bar, club and live entertainment. With hints of the past and a flair for the future, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. sets a new precedent for the night. A place made for conversation and destined for social magic —Rose. Rabbit. Lie. adheres to no standard model, follows no written rules. So sit back and speak easy, or sip in the scene. Let the night take the lead. Here, guests will never experience the same evening twice. Entertainment within the venue will continuously evolve, anticipate flights of performances all night from torch singers to a world-class house band, to pop and lock, syncopated dancers and neo-soul to acoustic sets and more.

 

Rose. Rabbit. Lie. opens at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday and features live music and entertainment. The food and beverage is curated by world-class partner Coastal Luxury Management. Guests can make dinner reservations via opentable.com or by calling 877-667-0585.

 

“Set Your Life To Music” Series
“Set Your Life To Music” series continues at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Boulevard Pool on Thursdays this summer. The highly-anticipated concert series provides a unique summer entertainment experience unlike any other at the heart of The Strip, offering guests the opportunity to see world-class performances as part of a dynamic concert lineup.

 

Theophilus London
Thursday, Aug. 28
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $18
Theophilus London, an emcee and singer from Brooklyn, New York, draws from a wide range of styles to create his genre-bending sound. The artist’s music, which encompasses everything from ghetto mythical fantasy to new wave landscapes, along with his unique fashion sense has landed him praise from design icons and brands alike. Hot on the heels of his genre-obliterating debut album, This Charming Man (2009), London’s latest full length album, Timez Are Weird These Days, was released through Reprise Records in 2011. A new record, executive produced by Kanye West and entitled Vibes, is scheduled for release in Fall 2014.

 

Las Vegas Local Band Showcase with Avalon Landing, Ekoh and Yaygos
Thursday, Sept. 4
8:30 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $5
With a strong combination of pioneering attitude, reckless life choice and good timing, Avalon Landing came together during the summer of 2011. With just two visits to Las Vegas under their belts, core members Josh Rabenold (keys/vocals) and Clayton Cobb (lead guitar/backing vocals) made the 2,500 mile move across the USA to join their long time friend Mike Vargovich (guitar/vocals) for a music project that had been years in the making. Rounding out their roster, Avalon Landing found John Lloyd (drums) and Corey Surratt (bass/backing vocals), both of whom cut their teeth with the band on their Southwestern tour in support of Avalon Landing’s first full length effort Reside. The group can be seen live around the valley regularly, as well as heard on several Las Vegas radio stations.

 

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires
Thursday, Sept. 18
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Soul and R&B singer Charles Bradley didn’t become a recording artist by taking the easy route. Born in Gainesville, Florida in 1948 and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bradley spent a good part of his childhood living on the streets. A transformational moment came when his sister took him to see James Brown at the Apollo Theater in 1962, and Bradley was struck by the singer’s energy and stage manner. Bradley escaped Brooklyn by joining the Job Corps and then spent years moving around the country and working odd jobs, before he eventually relocated back to Brooklyn to work on his dream of becoming a musician. Bradley began performing his James Brown-inspired routines in local clubs such as Black Velvet, where he attracted a loyal following and eventually captured the attention of Gabriel Roth from Daptone Records. Roth immediately brought the singer into label sessions, releasing a single, “Take It as It Comes,” showcasing what Bradley had to offer as a vocalist. During this time he also met guitarist Thomas Brenneck, who released Bradley’s full album, No Time for Dreaming (2011), on his Daptone Records sub-imprint, Dunham Records. The singer received global acclaim for the album and toured relentlessly to support it. His follow-up, Victim of Love, was released in the spring of 2013.

 

Jhene Aiko with special guest The Internet
Thursday, Sept. 25
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $18
R&B singer/songwriter Jhene Aiko first came to prominence while contributing vocals to several tracks for B2K in the early 2000’s.  She released her comeback mixtape, Sailing Soul(s), featuring collaborations with Drake, Gucci Mane, and Kanye West in 2011, single “3:16AM” in 2012 and shortly after that teamed up with Drake for an appearance on his highly anticipated album Nothing Was the Same. In November 2013 she released her debut EP, Sail Out, which included the tracks “Bed Peace” (featuring Childish Gambino) and “The Worst.”

 

HAERTS
Thursday, Oct. 2
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15
HAERTS is a New York-based band whose members hail from Germany, England and the United States. The long-distance collaborative project came into formation when childhood friends Nini Fabi and Ben Gebert started working on music together in a small apartment in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. Shortly thereafter, the two musicians picked up additional collaborators Garrett Ienner, Derek McWilliams and Jonathan Schmidt. Working internationally, the group sent files back and forth, toiling on their tracks and eventually sculpting an indie electro sound brightened by Fabi’s Stevie Nicks-inspired vocals. The band’s first single, “Wings,” produced in collaboration with St. Lucia’s Jean-Philip Grobler, was released online in 2012 to great response from fans. A year, later the band’s Hemiplegia EP was released on Columbia Records and work was underway for a full-length album.

 

Dum Dum Girls
Thursday, Oct. 9
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15
In 2008, Kirstin Gundred (aka Dee Dee) began making solo recordings as Dum Dum Girls.  Dum Dum Girls’ first Sub Pop single, “Jail La La,” was released in early 2010, with the debut album I Will Be following soon after.  In 2011, He Gets Me High EP was released. Recorded just before her mother’s death, the record was cut by Dee Dee without her band.  A full-length sophomore album, Only in Dreams, appeared later that year featuring Dee Dee’s bandmates for the first time.  End of Daze followed in 2012, an EP consisting of tracks recorded just after the Only in Dreams sessions. The band’s third full-length record, Too True, released in 2014.

 

The Chelsea
Inspired by some of the world’s most iconic venues, The Chelsea is a 40,000 square-foot transformable space featuring remnant brick tiling, an eclectic collection of stage production props, a vintage lobby bar, private VIP opera boxes and a memorable grand staircase complete with a dramatic chandelier. The venue’s mophie stage attracts some of today’s hottest acts.

 

Ed Sheeran with special guest Rudimental
Friday, Aug. 29 & Saturday, Aug. 30
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $35 GA; Reserved prices starting at $55
Known for blending soulful vocals with organic folk introspection and irresistible hip-hop hooks, Ed Sheeran is a genuine global phenomenon. The 23-year-old British singer/songwriter’s masterful debut album, +, entered the U.K. Albums Chart at No.1 with the highest opening sales figures for a debut male solo artist to date and is now certified 6x platinum. Fueled by international hit singles like “The A Team” and “Lego House,” + has enjoyed multi-platinum, platinum and gold sales in nine countries around the world. Additionally, Sheeran has accrued an array of international honors since the album’s release, including three Grammy nominations such as “Best New Artist.” Long acclaimed as a captivating and creative live performer, Sheeran has spent much of the last few years touring North America on back-to-back sold-out headline tours. His incredible live shows have appeared on the small screen through countless high profile television appearances including the 55th Annual Grammy Awards with Sir Elton John, the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and TODAY where he attracted one of last summer’s largest audiences to Rockefeller Plaza for the show’s annual outdoor concert series.

 

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Keith Urban with special guests Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge
Sunday, Aug. 31
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $75 GA; Reserved prices starting at $85
Despite being born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Keith Urban has made his biggest splash in Nashville, where he helped rewrite the rules of contemporary country music. By embracing drum loops and elements of Top 40 pop, Urban crafted songs that appealed to a wide audience, effectively satisfying his Nashville fans without alienating those more accustomed to pop music. The crossover artist has also become a genuine celebrity, known for his good looks, his marriage to Nicole Kidman and his judging gig with American Idol. Additional accolades aside, it’s been the music that has maintained Urban’s career, from his work with the Ranch during the late ’90s to the acclaimed solo albums that followed. The multi-talented star continues to shine from his position at the top.

 

Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-stars Hosted by Kevin Hart as part of HartBeat Weekend
Friday, Sept. 5
7 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Doors at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Tickets: Prices starting at $65
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart brings his wildly popular HartBeat Weekend to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The weekend kicks off with two comedic, stand-up performances of Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-stars Hosted by Kevin Hart. Each performance, hosted by Hart, will showcase stand-up comedy from some of Hart’s favorite comedians and will feature a legendary surprise guest comedian to close the night.

 

Juanes
Friday, Oct. 10
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $25 GA; $40 Reserved
With seven solo albums to his credit and multi-platinum sales of more than 16 million copies, Juanes is the world’s leading all-Spanish language rock artist – both a two-time GRAMMY and 19-time LATIN GRAMMY winner with nine No. 1 singles on Billboard’s Latin Singles charts.  Hailed as “the first truly international rock star to emerge from Latin America”(Associated Press), Juanes is also frequently recognized as one of the Spanish-speaking world’s leading social media voices with an online following of more than 17 million fans.

 

Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers
Saturday, Oct. 11
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $45 GA; Reserved prices starting at $60
Emmy winner Seth Meyers added to NBC’s extraordinary late night legacy with the launch of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Feb. 24, 2014. Meyers began his TV career with “Saturday Night Live” in 2001. He completed his 13th season on the legendary sketch comedy program in December 2013 where he served as head writer for nine seasons and “Weekend Update” anchor for eight seasons. Viewers recognized Meyers for his sharp wit, satirical commentary on topical events and newsmakers, and hilarious interactions with the wide array of guests that visit the “Weekend Update” desk.

 

Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox House Party
Friday, Oct. 17; Saturday, Oct. 18
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: Sold Out
Bruno Mars is a critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician. The 18-time Grammy Award nominee and Grammy winner has sold more than 115 million singles worldwide. His current album Unorthodox Jukebox, this year’s Grammy winner for best pop vocal album, and his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans have a combined certification total of 60x platinum worldwide. According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Mars has an impressive catalog of 22 “Hot 100” hits. Bruno Mars and his eight-piece band The Hooligans are on a sold-out, 91-city world arena tour, most recently performing at the Pepsi Superbowl XLVIII Halftime Show on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

 

The Black Keys with special guest Jake Bugg
Saturday, Nov. 8
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $75 GA; Reserved prices starting at $95
The Black Keys’ latest album, Turn Blue, comprises 11 new tracks, including the first single “Fever.”  NPR Music calls the album, “…expansive and irresistibly catchy,” while USA Today praises, “…an engrossing collection that takes daring leaps while embracing the primal energy and minimalism of the duo’s early records.”  The album follows 2011’s critically and commercially acclaimed El Camino, which is now certified RIAA Platinum.

 

Amy Schumer
Saturday, Dec. 6
7 p.m.; Doors at 6 p.m.
Tickets: Prices starting at $45
As the funniest, freshest face on television, Amy Schumer is on the rise in the world of comedy with her blend of honesty and unapologetic sense of humor. The comic made her network debut in 2007 when she starred on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, co-starred on 30 Rock and received her own Comedy Central Presents special. Since then, she has appeared in critically-acclaimed series such as FX’s Louie, HBO’s Girls and more. On the big screen, Schumer has filmed the feature Seeking a Friend for the End of the World starring Steve Carrell and Kiera Knightley, as well as Price Check, an independent feature opposite Parker Posey that premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The funny woman’s 2011 album, Cutting, placed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Charts and has been included on multiple Best Comedy Albums of the Year awards’ lists. Currently, Schumer is the creator, writer, executive producer and star of Inside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series, which premiered in April 2013 as the network’s highest season premiere ratings of the year. This summer, she begins production on Universal’s Train Wreck, the feature film she wrote that will be produced by Judd Apatow and is scheduled to be released in July 2015. Schumer is a founding member of The Collective, a New York-based Theatre Company, and a graduate of The William Esper studio where she studied for three years.

 

Boulevard Pool
Boulevard Pool is a multilevel pool experience by day and an intimate outdoor concert venue with unobstructed sightlines of both the mophie stage and The Strip by night.

 

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley, “Moonshine in the Trunk” Pool Party, with special guests Love and Theft, Leah Turner and Dee Jay Silver
Wednesday, Aug. 27
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $59
Presented by CBS RADIO, country music superstar Brad Paisley will celebrate his upcoming album Moonshine In The Trunk by performing a variety of tracks, including the smash first single “River Bank,” as well as a number of his most popular singles. The renowned country music singer boasts numerous awards including three Grammys, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards. A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Paisley earned the first of his 22 No. 1 singles in 1999, writing or co-writing 19 of them. Additionally, the superstar made multiple contributions to the new Disney animated film Planes: Fire & Rescue, with a voice cameo as a pick-up truck named Bubba, as well as recording two songs for the soundtrack: “Runway Romance” and “All In.” Paisley is currently headlining his Country Nation World Tour presented by KRAFT Cheese.

 

Moon Festival with Johnson Lee and Yu Kiu (Ava)
Saturday, Aug. 30
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $49
Johnson Lee and Yu Kiu (Ava) bring an evening of Asian culture to Boulevard Pool. The Moon Festival features the two performers – Lee, a Hong Kong actor, celebrity impersonator, host and singer, known for entertaining audiences with his dynamic stage persona; and newcomer celebrity Yu Kiu, also named Ava, a charming Hong Kong vocalist, actress, hostess and beauty blogger who delights fans with her angelic voice.

 

Kendrick Lamar as part of HartBeat Weekend
Saturday, Sept. 6
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $55
Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated rapper Kendrick Lamar is one of the rare artists who’s achieved critical and commercial success while earning the respect and support of those who inspired him. A native of Compton, California, Lamar originally rapped as K. Dot and released a series of mixtapes, which caught the attention of Top Dawg Entertainment. The relationship led to a long-term association that helped raise the rapper’s profile. Lamar continued to release mixtapes under the K. Dot name before switching to his birth name on 2010’s Overly Dedicated. The rebranding was a success and the mixtape entered Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart that October. Lamar’s first official album, Section.80, was released as a digital download the following year and entered the Billboard 200 at No. 113. Dr. Dre dubbed the rapper “The New King of the West Coast” and signed Lamar to his Aftermath label. Lamar’s most popular album yet, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, was released in October 2012 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Three of its singles — “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “Poetic Justice” and “B***h Don’t Kill My Vibe” — reached the Top Ten of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, with each one enjoying lengthy stays on playlists of urban U.S. radio stations. More significantly, the album showcased Lamar as an exceptional storyteller capable of making compelling concept albums. Following the album’s release, Lamar was nominated in seven Grammy categories, including Best New Artist and Album of the Year.

 

Thirty Seconds to Mars with special guest DJ Crykit
Saturday, Sept. 20
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $44
Thirty Seconds to Mars – comprised of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic – has sold over five million albums worldwide and the band’s videos have more than 500 million views on YouTube. The group has received numerous awards, including a dozen MTV awards worldwide, a Billboard Music award and honors from New Musical Express (NME), Kerrang! and Fuse. The band’s fourth studio album LUST LOVE FAITH + DREAMS debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart. The first two singles, “Up In the Air” and “City of Angels,” shot to the top of the alternative charts.

 

DIE ANTWOORD
Sunday, Sept. 28
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $35
In 2009, rave rap duo DIE ANTWOORD burst onto the international scene out of South Africa. Early videos “ZEFSIDE” and “Enter the Ninja” racked up a combined 35 million views, crashing the band’s website due to the influx of traffic. DIE ANTWOORD went on to sign with Interscope Records in 2010 and released debut album $O$ shortly after. The group returned in 2012 with sophomore album TEN$ION featuring the anthem “I Fink U Freeky,” followed by its third LP, Donker Mag, in 2014.

 

Nas: Illmatic 20 Year Anniversary Concert
Friday, Oct. 17
10 p.m.; Doors at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $32
Ever since a 17-year-old Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones appeared on Main Source’s 1991 classic “Live at the Barbeque,” hip-hop would be irrevocably changed. With music in his blood courtesy of famed blues musician father Olu Dara, the self-taught trumpeter attracted crowds with his playing at age four, wrote his first verse at age seven and, with 1994’s Illmatic, created one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time. Two decades on, Nas remains an incendiary, outspoken and brutally candid rapper on the recently released Life is Good, his tenth album and sixth to debut at the top of the Billboard 200.

 

Wiz Khalifa with special guest Chevy Woods
Saturday, Oct. 18
10 p.m.; Doors at 9 p.m.
Tickets: $35
BLACC HOLLYWOOD is the follow-up to Wiz Khalifa’s sophomore album, O.N.I.F.C. which was released December 2012, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard “Top 200 Albums” chart and No. 1 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums” and “Top Rap Albums” charts, and #1 on iTunes’ “Overall Albums” and “Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums” charts. Khalifa earned himself a nomination at the 56th Annual GRAMMY® Awards for his Platinum-certified single, “Remember You,” featuring The Weeknd in the “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” category, adding to a career total of five nominations.

 

Book & Stage
A polished, masculine and comfortable setting, Book & Stage is a daytime live sports viewing lounge and by evening becomes a music performance-centric venue with popular acts.

 

Mariachi El Bronx
Friday, Sept. 12 – Monday, Sept. 15 from 10:30 p.m. to midnight
Mariachi El Bronx – the alter ego of acclaimed punk outfit The Bronx – are Matt Caughthran, Joby J. Ford, Jorma Vik, Brad Magers, Ken Mochikoshi Horne, Vincent Hidalgo and Ray Suen. Since forming in 2002, The Bronx has redefined what punk means, releasing three self-titled full-length albums and a deluge of 7 inches and EPs. Mariachi El Bronx was conceived in 2006, in response to a request for The Bronx to do an acoustic performance on television. Mariachi El Bronx followed in 2009 and Mariachi El Bronx (II) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist chart in 2011.

 

Young Rising Sons
Friday, Sept. 26 – Sunday, Sept. 28 from 8:30 to 10:15 p.m.
Fueled by a fierce chemistry and brother-like camaraderie, New Jersey-based foursome Young Rising Sons delivers anthemic alternative-rock that’s uplifting, infectious and unshakably honest. As heard on their debut single “High,” lead singer/guitarist Andy Tongren, lead guitarist Dylan Scott, bassist Julian Dimagiba and drummer Steve Patrick give serious depth to their stylish, summery sound through fearless recognition of life’s less-than-sunny moments. With plans of devoting the rest of the year to touring and creating their full-length debut, Young Rising Sons are continuing to come up with songs that expand their sound and mine their many eclectic influences.

 

BOND
More than a lounge but not quite a club, more than a gaming pit but not quite a casino, BOND pulls together just the right elements of each. The result: a magnetic cocktail house where exotic things happen around all who walk inside. The epicenter of wildly poetic spectacle, carefully constructed yet seemingly spontaneous scenes fall into place with fascinating grace. A mash-up of LED art, live performance and upbeat house music, BOND toys with expectations drawing in passersby and compelling those within to stay. Seeming opposites commingle to infectious affect creating a scene no one can properly describe but everyone rushes to see.

 

DJ Stephi K
Monday, Sept. 1, 15 & 29 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
California-native DJ Stephi K developed a passion for music of all genres during her childhood. Inspired by artists such as Madonna and 2Pac, the budding performer began to write and record her own music, eventually developing her own unique style. Since her initial foray into the industry, DJ Stephi K has worked with several producers and has been featured on multiple hip-hop tracks. She’s performed live at venues throughout Southern California and starred in her own music video, “Play It Back.” DJ Stephi K now calls Las Vegas her home and continues to excel in the music industry with a confident attitude and strong presence that sets her aside from competitors.

 

DJ M!keAttack
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 16 & 30 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The fro. The smile. The larger than life presence with a personality to match and the jam-packed dance floor are signs of being under the influence of DJ M!keAttack. This technical DJ has the ability to manipulate music and boost any crowd’s energy from blah to bonkers. Known to “attack the crowd” with his undeniable demeanor and engaging and entertaining emcee skills, he performs live remixing that keeps crowds pumped, pounding and pulsing. With his high attention to detail and keen knowledge of lighting and sound, he creates an incomparable uniqueness at all of his events.

 

DJ Jeff Retro
Wednesday, Sept. 3 & 17 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Over the last five years, DJ Jeff Retro has been showing the dance floors of Las Vegas exactly what it means to feel the music. The Florida-native quickly made a name for himself in Sin City, securing coveted residencies in some of the top Las Vegas clubs. DJ Jeff Retro’s extensive resume includes opening for top artists such as Tiesto, Calvin Harris and Armin Van Buuren. In addition to his growing list of live performances, Retro’s original productions have been included on CD compilations with Kaskade, Major Lazer, David Guetta and more. DJ Jeff Retro’s popularity is on the rise and shows no signs of slowing down.

 

DJ Roger Gangi
Thursday, Sept. 4 & 18 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Originally from New Jersey, Roger Gangi exploded on the Las Vegas scene in January 2006. Since then, hard work and dedication have given him the opportunity to spin at multiple properties on The Strip. Roger Gangi’s street cred runs deep as he has opened for big name DJs like David Guetta, DJ Skribble, Chris Cox and shared the stage with Estelle and Lil Jon. Expect the unexpected when you watch Roger Gangi perform live.

 

DJ A-TRAIN
Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
As one of Miami’s most versatile DJs, DJ A-TRAIN fell in love with the DJ culture while living in Tokyo, Japan as a teenager. He began collecting records before his return to the U.S. By age 16, he was DJing nightclubs all throughout Florida. A-TRAIN can now be found at Miami’s top night clubs, from South Beach to Wynwood and Downtown. When not in Miami, he is often turning out dance floors at the top clubs in the U.S., the Caribbean, Europe and beyond. A-TRAIN takes pride in the art of carefully mixing a mélange of music while making bodies move ’til the lights come on.

 

DJ Earwaxxx
Sunday, Sept. 7 & 21 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Born and raised in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, DJ Earwaxxx has been surrounded by music his entire life. The grandson of a touring Jazz pianist, son of piano playing father and brother of a drummer, DJ Earwaxxx was destined to excel in the DJ world. The electronic powerhouse began this career while experimenting with vinyl and turntables in 1993. Following an equipment upgrade and a move to Las Vegas, DJ Earwaxxx found himself working for two of the most prestigious club groups, Tao Group and The Light Group, where he played for thousands every weekend. By incorporating flawless blends, impeccable scratches and intricate trick mixing, Earwaxxx proves that he is the future of DJing.

 

DJ Reaction
Monday, Sept. 8 & 22 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
DJ Reaction is a top tier Las Vegas DJ that always delivers an extraordinary performance. With more than 12 years of experience, DJ Reaction is known for his unique style, seamless blending and expert programming, which creates an unforgettable experience for anyone who listens to him play. The party powerhouse has worked several big shows, sharing the stage with hip-hop legends such as Rob Base, Digital Underground, Fat Joe and countless others. DJ Reaction is also recognized and well respected for his production talents.

 

DJ John Cha
Tuesday, Sept. 9 & 23 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
“Music is life, and I am living” are the words that best describe John Cha’s passion and love for music. Cha describes his style as high energy, fun, creative, technical and interesting. He’s opened for the likes of Ciara, Naughty By Nature and Kelly Clarkson; worked at some of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas; headlined at venues in Mexico and Canada; and watched his DJ star rise with the speed and brilliance of a Roman candle.

 

DJ Cutso
Wednesday, Sept. 10 & 24 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
As a member of world-renown DJ/producer outfit The Bangerz (formerly Fingerbangerz), Cutso always brings his eclectic taste in music to the mix. Although DJ Custo discovered his craft at the age of eight, the budding producer did not start actively making music until he hit his early years. Now, following years of experience in party-rocking, infused with his history as a battle DJ, he produces a unique product every time he hits the tables. DJ Cutso’s music is said to elicit “superior good times had by all that have witnessed it.”

 

DJ Ryne Pineda
Thursday, Sept. 11 & 25 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
DJ Ryne Pineda is a singer, songwriter, music producer and DJ. Born into a creative family in Chicago, music has influenced his life for as long as he can remember. Pineda’s earliest memories are of watching his father perform at local hot spots in downtown Chicago, where Pineda volunteered his DJ skills to help out. Now living in Las Vegas, DJ Ryne Pineda has devoted his entire life to music. He can regularly be found spinning at various venues around the city, creating new tracks for local artists and working on solo projects to further advance his career.

 

PELIGROSA
Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 14 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Established December 2007, PELIGROSA is a collective of DJs, producers and visual artists reenergizing the sights and sounds of Latin Americas past, present and future. They promulgate the antiquity of the culture’s deeply-rooted sounds, cherishing its beauty, shedding light on its uniqueness and making it relevant to today’s audience.

 

DJ Zebo
Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
It is his genuine love of music paired with incredible deck acumen that propels DJ Zebo beyond the reach of all the other DJs. Although house and jungle dominated his early turntable diet, Zebo is a polygamous lover of music, hustling to find any opportunity to play, from loft parties to weddings, corporate parties, in-store events and fashion shows. DJ Zebo is also an instructor at Columbia College, and he runs the Chicago-based Hot Dog Records with partner Marco Morales. Recently, he was listed in URB Magazine’s “Next 100” issue and voted “Best Local DJ” in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 by the Chicago Reader Viewer Poll. Yet for all his vaunted versatility, Zebo’s initial love of jungle seems to subconsciously permeate his music at peak hour, with bombastic basslines rolling underneath familiar hooks and clever samples.

 

DJ Four Color Zack
Friday, Sept. 26 & Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Four Color Zack is a technically-dazzling “DJ’s DJ” and pop-party rocker at the same time, deftly cutting between arena shows, Las Vegas mega clubs and underground parties. With his winning set at the Red Bull Thre3style World Championships in 2012, the Seattle record slinger showed the entire globe what it means to be the best behind the decks.

 

DJ Crykit
Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
As dynamic on the dance floor as she is behind the decks, Crykit is one of the most unique and refreshing entities the entertainment industry has to offer. With her intoxicating spunk, unmistakable fiery red hair and flossy sense of fashion, Crykit electrifies any crowd, leaving a lasting impression. Her passion for music and the arts drove Crykit to move from a small farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin to the big city of San Francisco. She quickly established a name for herself as a DJ in the thriving EDM scene as well as a dancer within the prominent B-Boy and B-Girl scene.  After a decade in San Francisco, Crykit moved to Los Angeles where her career continued to flourish. Now residing in Las Vegas, Crykit has studied and is versed in a variety of genres from funk, disco, house, hip-hop, EDM, rock, indie and Top 40.

 

The Chandelier
A living breathing three level architectural wonder created by 2,000,000 luminous beaded curtains of light, this multi-story visual spectacle houses three unique bar experiences: high-energy hot spot, sophisticated cocktail retreat and inviting lounge.

Mark and The Martinis
Friday, Aug. 29; Saturday, Aug. 30 & Sunday, Aug. 31 from 9 to 11:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 1 from 8 to 10:30 p.m.
Mark Verabian has fast become one of Las Vegas’ most sought-after entertainers. His range and vocal ability covers all styles of music, including jazz, R&B, rock, Latin and classical. Verabian’s baritone voice has also been combined with the talents of some of Las Vegas’ finest musicians and singers to form his sensational act known as Mark and The Martinis. A front man who has been called the new “Voice of Vegas,” Verabian never fails to delight audiences. His quintessential lounge act is known to take guests on a musical journey appealing to all generations.

 

Electro Swing Club
Friday, Sept. 5; Saturday, Sept. 6 & Sunday, Sept. 7 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Elestrong> ctro Swing Club evokes the feeling, nostalgia and fashion of the 1920’s and early 1930’s, bringing popular era’s past to the audiences and dance floors of today. Its modern twist on an old-time concept delivers evenings filled with dynamic entertainment and performances unmatched in fun. The group showcases renowned Electro Swing DJs and skilled Lindy hop and tap dance performers, combining the two to make a memorable night that most audiences have never experienced before.

 

Jennifer Keith Quintet
Thursday, Sept. 18; Sunday, Sept. 21 from 8 to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Vocalist Jennifer Keith is an American classic and a descendent of a line of entertainers. Many have described her as “the Doris Day of today” and “a pinup doll with a voice reminiscent of Peggy Lee meets Patsy Cline.”  Keith began her professional career appearing weekly at the beautiful Madison supper club in Long Beach, California, where she learned the classic vocal stylings of the jazz and pop singers of the 40’s and 50’s. She was heavily influenced by leading vocalists of the greatest era of music including Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Keely Smith, Julie London and June Christy. In 2010, the Jennifer Keith Quintet began an engagement every Friday and Saturday night in the Observation Bar aboard the prestigious Queen Mary in Long Beach. This in turn helped “polish” her group and has given her the reputation as the “premiere classic American quintet in Los Angeles.”

 

ABOUT THE COSMPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS:
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub; 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space; 40,000-square foot performance and event space The Chelsea; and social club Rose. Rabbit. Lie., featuring world-class culinary offerings from Coastal Luxury Management.  An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include:  AllSaints Spitalfields, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, EATDRINK, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and Utique. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall The Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept.

 

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Entertainment Listings

 

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Moon Festival with Johnson Lee and Ava Liu Yu Kiu – June 6 & 7

 

Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. creates extraordinary experiences for guests blurring the lines between restaurant, bar, club and live entertainment. An ever evolving experience, a place made for conversation and destined for social magic —Rose. Rabbit. Lie. adheres to no standard model, follows no written rules. Come when you want. Leave when you wish. Grab a drink.  Snack or dine. Let the night take the lead. Entertainment within the venue will continuously evolve, anticipate flights of performances all night from torch singers to a world-class house band, to pop and lock, syncopated dancers and neo-soul to acoustic sets and more.

 

Rose. Rabbit. Lie. opens at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday and features live music and entertainment. The Food and Beverage is curated by world-class partner Coastal Luxury Management. Guests can make dinner reservations via opentable.com or by calling 877-667-0585. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.

 

“Set Your Life To Music” Series
“Set Your Life To Music” series continues at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Boulevard Pool on Thursdays this summer. The highly-anticipated concert series provides a unique summer entertainment experience unlike any other at the heart of The Strip, offering guests the opportunity to see world-class performances as part of a dynamic concert lineup.

 

Juicy J
In 2006, Juicy J, the founding member and front man of Southern hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia earned an Academy Award for Best Original Song (“Hard Out Here For a Pimp” from Hustle & Flow). While most artists would look forward, Juicy J, born Jordan Michael Houston, decided to return to square one. He spent the next years creating a street team, shooting videos and releasing mixtapesall in the name of the collective Three 6 buzz. However, in addition to furthering the group, the rapper found a solo career that transformed him from one part of a colossal whole to a standalone superstar. Along the way, Juicy J met Wiz Khalifa and earned a spot in his exclusive touring rap crew the Taylor Gang. The experience inspired the rapper to build a foundation of his own called the “Trippy Movement.” The rapper’s debut solo project, Stay Trippy, has already gotten fans’ attention. Its single “BandzA Make Her Dance,” originally released on Juicy J’s Twitter page, is certified Platinum. As a solo act, Juicy J strives to record tracks that still appeal to Three 6 Mafia members, but speak to hip-hop’s next generation as well. While bridging the gap between old and new fans under one trippy umbrella, he has cracked a code most veteran rappers struggle to decipher. There is no doubt that making uncompromised music that anyone can relate to is Juicy J’s forte.

Thursday, July 31
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20

 

Rebelution with special guests Iration and DJ Mackle
Originally formed in 2004, Rebelution continues to create inspiring and engaging music, which leaves its listeners with the sense that they have the power to make the world a better place. This message is so powerful that it has enabled the band to develop into a front-runner for grassroots, independent and tour-driven music groups around the world. Having previously enjoyed four top 10 albums on the Reggae chart, Rebelution’s most recent release, Peace of Mind, finds itself at a crossroad – debuting at No. 13 on the Billboard Top 200, No. 1 in Reggae and No. 1 in the Independent Albums charts. The new album builds upon the band’s signature style while venturing into new musical genres never before tackled.

Thursday, Aug. 14
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $28

 

Interpol
Although formed during the late ’90s, Interpol rose to international stardom in 2002 as part of New York City’s post-punk revival. The group took its cues from Joy Division and the Chameleons, fashioning a darkly atmospheric sound helmed by intricate guitars and Paul Banks’ somber baritone. Interpol also had a striking visual presence marked by its members’ fondness for suits, which only strengthened their stately, British-influenced appeal. Following Greg Drudy’s departure, Interpol became a core trio comprised of Paul Banks (vocals and guitar), Daniel Kessler (guitar) and Sam Fogarino (drums). Hypnotic, bizarre and always indelible, the band never ceases to amaze.

Thursday, Aug. 21
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20

 

Theophilus London
Theophilus London, an emcee and singer from Brooklyn, New York, draws from a wide range of styles to create his genre-bending sound. The artist’s music, which encompasses everything from ghetto mythical fantasy to new wave landscapes, along with his unique fashion sense has landed him praise from design icons and brands alike. Hot on the heels of his genre-obliterating debut album, This Charming Man (2009), London’s latest full length album, Timez Are Weird These Days, was released through Reprise Records in 2011. A new record, executive produced by Kanye West and entitled Vibes, is scheduled for release in Fall 2014.

Thursday, Aug. 28
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $18

 

Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires
Soul and R&B singer Charles Bradley didn’t become a recording artist by taking the easy route. Born in Gainesville, Florida in 1948 and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bradley spent a good part of his childhood living on the streets. A transformational moment came when his sister took him to see James Brown at the Apollo Theater in 1962, and Bradley was struck by the singer’s energy and stage manner. Bradley escaped Brooklyn by joining the Job Corps and then spent years moving around the country and working odd jobs, before he eventually relocated back to Brooklyn to work on his dream of becoming a musician. Bradley began performing his James Brown-inspired routines in local clubs such as Black Velvet, where he attracted a loyal following and eventually capturing the attention of Gabriel Roth from Daptone Records. Roth immediately brought the singer into label sessions, releasing a single, “Take It as It Comes,” showcasing what Bradley had to offer as a vocalist. During this time he also met guitarist Thomas Brenneck, who released Bradley’s full album, No Time for Dreaming (2011), on his Daptone Records sub-imprint, Dunham Records. The singer received global acclaim for the album and toured relentlessly to support it. His follow-up, Victim of Love, was released in the spring of 2013.

Thursday, Sept. 18
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20

 

HAERTS
HAERTS is a New York-based band whose members hail from Germany, England and the United States. The long-distance collaborative project came into formation when childhood friends Nini Fabi and Ben Gebert started working on music together in a small apartment in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. Shortly thereafter, the two musicians picked up additional collaborators Garrett Ienner, Derek McWilliams and Jonathan Schmidt. Working internationally, the group sent files back and forth, toiling on their tracks and eventually sculpting an indie electro sound brightened by Fabi’s Stevie Nicks-inspired vocals. The band’s first single, “Wings,” produced in collaboration with St. Lucia’s Jean-Philip Grobler, was released online in 2012 to great response from fans. A year, later the band’s Hemiplegia EP was released on Columbia Records and work was underway for a full-length album.

Thursday, Oct. 2
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $15

 

The Chelsea
Inspired by some of the world’s most iconic venues, The Chelsea is a 40,000 square-foot transformable space featuring remnant brick tiling, an eclectic collection of stage production props, a vintage lobby bar, private VIP opera boxes and a memorable grand staircase complete with a dramatic chandelier. The venue’s mophie stage attracts some of today’s hottest acts.

 

Weezer with special guests Waters and Saint Motel
Selling more than 10 million albums and playing countless live shows, Weezer has been around since 1992 and in its present form since 2001. The band features Rivers Cuomo (primary songwriter, lead vocals and guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums, guitar, vocals and production) Brian Bell (guitar, keyboards and vocals) and Scott Shriner (bass, vocals and keyboards). Weezer has put out countless hit songs and fan favorites, including “Buddy Holly,” “Undone – The Sweater Song,” “Say It Ain’t So,” “Perfect Situation,” “Island in the Sun,” “Beverly Hills” and “Pork and Beans.”

Friday, Aug. 1
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $52 GA; Reserved prices starting at $60

 

The Strokes with special guest Albert Hammond, Jr.
The Strokes are an American alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1999. The group consists of vocalist Julian Casablancas, lead guitarist Nick Valensi, rhythm guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., bassist Nikolai Fraiture and drummer Fabrizio Moretti. In January 2001, The Strokes released the demo EP The Modern Age on independent record label Rough Trade. The band later signed with RCA Records and released their debut LP Is This It the following August. Helped by singles “Hard to Explain” and “Last Night” the album debuted at No. 2 in the U.K. and No. 33 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album sold more than two million copies worldwide and was certified platinum in the U.K. The group released their next LP, Room on Fire in 2003 and then the album First Impressions of Earthin 2006. The record entered the U.K. Albums chart at No. 1 and was The Strokes’ first album to take the top spot. In the U.S. it reached No. 4. The group’s fourth studio album, Angles was released in 2011 and reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 3 in the U.K. Two years later, the first single from the band’s fifth album premiered on the radio. Named “All the Time,” the single was described as a return to the classic Strokes sound from the first albums. The full album, titled Comedown Machine, was released in March 2013.

Wednesday, Aug. 20
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $75 GA; Reserved prices starting at $95

 

Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox House Party
Bruno Mars is a critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician. The 18-time Grammy Award nominee and Grammy winner has sold more than 115 million singles worldwide. His current album Unorthodox Jukebox, this year’s Grammy winner for best pop vocal album, and his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans have a combined certification total of 60x platinum worldwide. According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Mars has an impressive catalog of 22 “Hot 100” hits. Bruno Mars and his eight-piece band The Hooligans are on a sold-out, 91-city world arena tour, most recently performing at the Pepsi Superbowl XLVIII Halftime Show on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

Friday, Aug. 22; Saturday, Aug. 23; Friday, Oct. 17; Saturday, Oct. 18
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: Sold Out

 John Legend

John Legend with special guest Mapei
Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter who’s sold an impressive seven million albums worldwide. His work has garnered him nine Grammy Awards, three Soul Train Awards, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania, Legend was introduced to Lauryn Hill, who hired him to play piano on her track “Everything Is Everything,” while in college. Afterwards, Legend met Kanye West, who signed Legend to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint. Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted, was released in December 2004. The critically-acclaimed album spawned the artist’s first hit single, “Ordinary People,” and scored Legend multiple Grammy Awards in 2006. The follow up was 2006’s platinum-selling Once Again, which brought Legend another Grammy. Legend’s most recent effort was his 2010 collaboration with the Roots, Wake Up, which won the Grammy for Best R&B Album. Throughout his career, Legend has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. He’s launched initiatives that focus on education as a key to break the cycle of poverty; received numerous awards, including The 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award; and sits on the boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, Stand for Children and the Harlem Village Academies and co-chairs the Harlem Village Academies’ National Leadership Board.

Sunday, Aug. 24
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: Prices starting at $61

 Ed _Sheeran

Ed Sheeran with special guest Rudimental
Known for blending soulful vocals with organic folk introspection and irresistible hip-hop hooks, Ed Sheeran is a genuine global phenomenon. The 23-year-old British singer/songwriter’s masterful debut album, +, entered the U.K. Albums Chart at No.1 with the highest opening sales figures for a debut male solo artist to date and is now certified 6x platinum. Fueled by international hit singles like “The A Team” and “Lego House,” + has enjoyed multi-platinum, platinum and gold sales in nine countries around the world. Additionally, Sheeran has accrued an array of international honors since the album’s release, including three Grammy nominations such as “Best New Artist.” Long acclaimed as a captivating and creative live performer, Sheeran has spent much of the last few years touring North America on back-to-back sold-out headline tours. His incredible live shows have appeared on the small screen through countless high profile television appearances including the 55thAnnual Grammy Awards with Sir Elton John, the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and TODAY where he attracted one of last summer’s largest audiences to Rockefeller Plaza for the show’s annual outdoor concert series.

Friday, Aug. 29 & Saturday, Aug. 30
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $35 GA; Reserved prices starting at $55

 

Keith Urban with special guests Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge
Despite being born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Keith Urban has made his biggest splash in Nashville, where he helped rewrite the rules of contemporary country music. By embracing drum loops and elements of Top 40 pop, Urban crafted songs that appealed to a wide audience, effectively satisfying his Nashville fans without alienating those more accustomed to pop music. The crossover artist has also become a genuine celebrity, known for his good looks, his marriage to Nicole Kidman and his judging gig with American Idol. Additional accolades aside, it’s been the music that has maintained Urban’s career, from his work with the Ranch during the late ’90s to the acclaimed solo albums that followed. The multi-talented star continues to shine from his position at the top.

Sunday, Aug. 31
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $75 GA; Reserved prices starting at $85

 

Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-stars Hosted by Kevin Hart as part of HartBeat Weekend
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart brings his wildly popular HartBeat Weekend to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The weekend kicks off with two comedic, stand-up performances of Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-stars Hosted by Kevin Hart. Each performance, hosted by Hart, will showcase stand-up comedy from some of Hart’s favorite comedians and will feature a legendary surprise guest comedian to close the night.

Friday, Sept. 5
7 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Doors at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Tickets: Prices starting at $65

 

Amy Schumer
As the funniest, freshest face on television, Amy Schumer is on the rise in the world of comedy with her blend of honesty and unapologetic sense of humor. The comic made her network debut in 2007 when she starred on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, co-starred on 30 Rock and received her own Comedy Central Presents special. Since then, she has appeared in critically-acclaimed series such as FX’s Louie, HBO’s Girls and more. On the big screen, Schumer has filmed the feature Seeking a Friend for the End of the World starring Steve Carrell and Kiera Knightley, as well as Price Check, an independent feature opposite Parker Posey that premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The funny woman’s2011 album, Cutting placed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Charts and has been included on multiple Best Comedy Albums of the Year awards’ lists. Currently, Schumer is the creator, writer, executive producer and star of Inside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series, which premiered in April 2013 as the network’s highest season premiere ratings of the year. This summer, she begins production on Universal’s Train Wreck, the feature film she wrote that will be produced by Judd Apatowand is scheduled to be released in July 2015.Schumer is a founding member of The Collective, a New York based Theatre Company, and a graduate of The William Esper studio where she studied for three years.

Saturday, Dec. 6
7 p.m.; Doors at 6 p.m.
Tickets: Prices starting at $45

 

Boulevard Pool
Boulevard Pool is a multilevel pool experience by day and an intimate outdoor concert venue with unobstructed sightlines of both the mophie stage and The Strip by night.

Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy with special guest New Politics
Fall Out Boy emerged in the mid-2000s as the biggest band in pop punk, when the Chicago-based group attracted tons of teenagers with their melody-drenched tunes that mixed snarky humor with deep-feeling choruses. Following a self-released demo in 2001, Fall Out Boy’s popularity expanded with their break-out album, From Under the Cork Tree. The band split briefly in the late-2000s but reunited in February 2013 to release Save Rock & Roll and perform on an accompanying tour. The band has toured extensively, supporting their albums with international tours, arena shows, Total Request Live visits, late-night television gigs and award show performances.

Friday, Aug. 15
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $50

 

Brad Paisley, “Moonshine in the Trunk” Pool Party, with special guests Love and Theft, Leah Turner and Dee Jay Silver
Presented by CBS RADIO, country music superstar Brad Paisley will celebrate his upcoming album Moonshine In The Trunk by performing a variety of tracks, including the smash first single “River Bank,” as well as a number of his most popular singles. The renowned country music singer boasts numerous awards including three Grammys, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards. A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Paisley earned the first of his 22 No. 1 singles in 1999, writing or co-writing 19 of them. Additionally, the superstar made multiple contributions to the new Disney animated film Planes: Fire & Rescue, with a voice cameo as a pick-up truck named Bubba, as well as recording two songs for the soundtrack: “Runway Romance” and “All In. Paisley is currently headlining his Country Nation World Tour presented by KRAFT Cheese.

Wednesday, Aug. 27
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $59

 

Moon Festival with Johnson Lee and Yu Kiu (Ava)
Johnson Lee and Yu Kiu (Ava) bring an evening of Asian culture to Boulevard Pool. The Moon Festival features the two performers – Lee, a Hong Kong actor, celebrity impersonator, host and singer, known for entertaining audiences with his dynamic stage persona; and newcomer celebrity Yu Kiu, also named Ava, a charming Hong Kong vocalist, actress, hostess and beauty blogger who delights fans with her angelic voice.

Saturday, Aug. 30
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $49

 

Kendrick Lamar as part of HartBeat Weekend
Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated rapper Kendrick Lamar is one of the rare artists who’s achieved critical and commercial success while earning the respect and support of those who inspired him. A native of Compton, California, Lamar originally rapped as K. Dot and released a series of mix tapes, which caught the attention of Top Dawg Entertainment. The relationship led to a long-term association that helped raise the rapper’s profile. Lamar continued to release mix tapes under the K. Dot name before switching to his birth name on 2010’s Overly Dedicated. The rebranding was a success and the mix tape entered Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart that October. Lamar’s first official album, Section.80, was released as a digital download the following year and entered the Billboard 200 at No. 113. Dr. Dre dubbed the rapper “The New King of the West Coast” and signed Lamar to his Aftermath label. Lamar’s most popular album yet, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, was released in October 2012 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Three of its singles — “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “Poetic Justice” and “B***h Don’t Kill My Vibe” — reached the Top Ten of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, with each one enjoying lengthy stays on playlists of urban U.S. radio stations. More significantly, the album showcased Lamar as an exceptional storyteller capable of making compelling concept albums. Following the album’s release, Lamar was nominated in seven Grammy categories, including Best New Artist and Album of the Year.

Saturday, Sept. 6
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $55

 

Thirty Seconds to Mars with special guest DJ Crykit
Thirty Seconds to Mars – comprised of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic – has sold over five million albums worldwide and the band’s videos have more than 500 million views on YouTube. The group has received numerous awards, including a dozen MTV awards worldwide, a Billboard Music award and honors from New Musical Express (NME), Kerrang! and Fuse. The band’s fourth studio album LUST LOVE FAITH + DREAMS debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart. The first two singles, “Up In the Air” and “City of Angels,” shot to the top of the alternative charts.

Saturday, Sept. 20
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $44

 

Book & Stage
A polished, masculine and comfortable setting, Book & Stage is a daytime live sports viewing lounge and by evening becomes a music performance-centric venue with popular acts.

 

Eli Paperboy Reed
An American singer and songwriter, Eli “Paperboy” Reed had a wide exposure to music growing up in Brookline, Massachusetts. He soaked up as much music as he could, listening to his father’s records and gravitating toward the gospel, soul, blues, and R&B albums. His love for music didn’t’ stop there as Reed taught himself how to play piano, guitar, and harmonica. After getting a start in the industry in Mississippi and Chicago, Reed returned to Massachusetts and assembled his band, called the True Loves. In 2005, he self-released the record Sings Walkin’ and Talkin’ & Other Smash Hits!, a collection of covers and originals. Over the years, the band evolved into Eli “Paperboy” Reed & the True Loves and issued their second album Roll With You, after being signed to Boston-based Q Division. Two years later, Reed released Come and Get It!, his first major-label album. In 2012, Reed signed with Warner Bros. and his fourth full-length record, Nights Like This, was released in Spring 2014.

Tuesday, July 29 – Saturday, Aug. 2 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

 

Nick Waterhouse
Nick Waterhouse’s art springs from a simple idea: everybody wants to be somebody else. The singer, guitarist and songwriter grew up in Huntington Beach, and in his early teens, he established his musical sensibilities, which he refined his own idiosyncratic perspective on the spirit of American R&B and rock ‘n’ roll. Waterhouse started performing as a teenager and self-released his breakthrough single “Some Place” in 2010 when he was 24.  These days, Waterhouse is a successful recording artist, with one well-received LP and several high-profile tours and collaborations to his name. His latest work still embodies the struggle of his early forays, and it’s clear from this material that Waterhouse is in the midst of his own becoming.

Thursday, Aug. 7 – Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

 

BOND
More than a lounge but not quite a club, more than a gaming pit but not quite a casino, BOND pulls together just the right elements of each. The result: a magnetic cocktail house where exotic things happen around all who walk inside. The epicenter of wildly poetic spectacle, carefully constructed yet seemingly spontaneous scenes fall into place with fascinating grace. A mash-up of LED art, live performance and upbeat house music, BOND toys with expectations drawing in passersby and compelling those within to stay. Seeming opposites commingle to infectious affect creating a scene no one can properly describe but everyone rushes to see.

 

DJ Eddie Edge
Variety is the name of the game for DJ Eddie Edge. Beginning his nightlife career at the young age of 16, DJ Eddie Edge is considered a true student of the DJ game. His go-getter attitude and thirst for knowledge have allowed him to consistently grow within the industry. DJ Eddie Edge puts his audience first and is constantly concerned with giving the crowd a unique show every time he touches the turntables. The skilled performer brings high-energy sets to every gig he plays.

Friday, Aug. 1 and Saturday, Aug. 2 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 

DJ Crykit
As dynamic on the dance floor as she is behind the decks, Crykit is one of the most unique and refreshing entities the entertainment industry has to offer. With her intoxicating spunk, unmistakable fiery red hair and flossy sense of fashion, Crykit electrifies any crowd, leaving a lasting impression. Her passion for music and the arts drove Crykit to move from a small farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin to the big city of San Francisco. She quickly established a name for herself as a DJ in the thriving EDM scene as well as a dancer within the prominent B-Boy and B-Girl scene.  After a decade in San Francisco, Crykit moved to Los Angeles where her career continued to flourish. Now residing in Las Vegas, Crykit has studied and is versed in a variety of genres from funk, disco, house, hip-hop, EDM, rock, indie and Top 40.

Sunday, Aug. 3, 17 & 31 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ Stephi K
California-native DJ Stephi K developed a passion for music of all genres during her childhood. Inspired by artists such as Madonna and 2Pac, the budding performer began to write and record her own music, eventually developing her own unique style. Since her initial foray into the industry, DJ Stephi K has worked with several producers and has been featured on multiple hip-hop tracks. She’s performed live at venues throughout Southern California and starred in her own music video, “Play It Back.” DJ Stephi K now calls Las Vegas her home and continues to excel in the music industry with a confident attitude and strong presence that set her aside from competitors.

Monday, Aug. 4 & 18 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ M!keAttack
The fro. The smile. The larger than life presence with a personality to match and the jam-packed dance floor are signs of being under the influence of DJ M!keAttack. This technical DJ has the ability to manipulate music and boost any crowd’s energy from blah to bonkers. Known to “attack the crowd” with his undeniable demeanor and engaging and entertaining emcee skills, he performs live remixing that keeps crowds pumped, pounding and pulsing. With his high attention to detail and keen knowledge of lighting and sound, he creates an incomparable uniqueness at all of his events.

Tuesday, Aug. 5 & 19 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ Cutso
As a member of world-renown DJ/producer outfit The Bangerz (formerly Fingerbangerz), Cutso always brings his eclectic taste in music to the mix. Although DJ Custo discovered his craft at the age of eight, the budding producer did not start actively making music until he hit puberty. Now, following years of experience in party-rocking, infused with his history as a battle DJ, he produces a unique product every time he hits the tables. DJ Cutso’s music is said to elicit “superior good times had by all that have witnessed it.”

Wednesday, Aug. 6 & 20 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ Ryne Pineda
DJ Ryne Pineda is a singer, songwriter, music producer and DJ. Born into a creative family in Chicago, music has influenced his life for as long as he can remember. Pineda’s earliest memories are of watching his father perform at local hot spots in downtown Chicago, where Pineda volunteered his DJ skills to help out. Now living in Las Vegas, DJ Ryne Pineda has devoted his entire life to music. He can regularly be found spinning at various venues around the city, creating new tracks for local artists and working on solo projects to further advance his career.

Thursday, Aug. 7 & 28 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 

DJ Excel
Originally from Philadelphia, DJ Excel is a 21-year music veteran who holds a reputation as one of the few childhood prodigies in the DJ industry. Hailed by his peers as one of the best DJs in the world, the self-taught disc jockey and turntable master started playing well before the technological advancements of laptops and DJ software. DJ Excel embodies innate talent and exhibits encyclopedic knowledge of a wide range of music. His extended catalog is a testament to his ability to create, remix, cut and blend sets that are often imitated yet never duplicated.

Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 

DJ Earwaxxx
Born and raised in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, DJ Earwaxxx has been surrounded by music his entire life. The grandson of a touring Jazz pianist, son of piano playing father and brother of a drummer, DJ Earwaxxx was destined to excel in the DJ world. The electronic powerhouse began this career while experimenting with vinyl and turntables back in 1993. Following an equipment upgrade and a move to Las Vegas, DJ Earwaxxx found himself working for two of the most prestigious club groups, Tao Group and The Light Group, where he played for thousands every weekend. By incorporating flawless blends, impeccable scratches and intricate trick mixing, Earwaxxx proves that he is the future of DJing.

Sunday, Aug. 10 & 24 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ Reaction
DJ Reaction is a top tier Las Vegas DJ that always delivers an extraordinary performance. With more than 12 years of experience, DJ Reaction is known for his unique style, seamless blending and expert programming, which creates an unforgettable experience for anyone who listens to him play. The party powerhouse has worked several big shows sharing the stage with hip-hop legends such as Rob Base, Digital Underground, Fat Joe and countless others. DJ Reaction is also recognized and well respected for his production talents.

Monday, Aug. 11 & 25 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ John Cha
“Music is life, and I am living” are the words that best describe John Cha’s passion and love for music. Cha describes his style as high energy, fun, creative, technical and interesting. He’s opened for the likes of Ciara, Naughty By Nature and Kelly Clarkson; worked at some of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas; headlined at venues in Mexico and Canada; and watched his DJ star rise with the speed and brilliance of a Roman candle.

Tuesday, Aug. 12 & 26 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ Jeff Retro
Over the last five years, DJ Jeff Retro has been showing the dance floors of Las Vegas exactly what it means to feel the music. The Florida-native quickly made a name for himself in Sin City, securing coveted residencies in some of the top Las Vegas clubs. DJ Jeff Retro’s extensive resume includes opening for top artists such as Tiesto, Calvin Harris and Armin Van Buuren. In addition to his growing list of live performances, Retro’s original productions have been included on CD compilations with Kaskade, Major Lazor, David Guetta and more. DJ Jeff Retro’s popularity is on the rise and shows no signs of slowing down.

Wednesday, Aug. 13 & 27 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ Roger Gangi
Originally from New Jersey, Roger Gangi exploded on the Las Vegas scene in January 2006. Since then, hard work and dedication have given him the opportunity to spin at multiple properties on The Strip. Roger Gangi’s street cred runs deep as he has opened for big name DJs like David Guetta, DJ Skribble, Chris Cox and shared the stage with Estelle and Lil Jon. Expect the unexpected when you watch Roger Gangi perform live.

Thursday, Aug. 14 & 21 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 

DJ Mel
Considered by some to be one of the most well-rounded DJs on the planet, DJ Mel brings renowned party-rocking sets to the table, which are as musically-broad as they are technically-skilled. This deep selection and unique touch behind the decks, along with his genre-flipping remixes and critically-acclaimed mix CDs, are what have made Mel a true “DJ’s DJ” and an Austin institution for almost two decades. DJ Mel delivers a total package featuring great skills, knowledge of music and unsurpassed crowd-engagement to every venue he plays.

Friday, Aug. 15 & Saturday, Aug. 16 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 

DJ Morse Code
San Francisco-native Nathaniel Morse has quickly risen to the top of the Los Angeles music scene. Best known as DJ Morse Code, he is an open-format DJ who makes audiences forget the meaning of genre. On any given week, you can find Morse headlining gigs anywhere from Hollywood nightclubs to East Side dance parties. DJ Morse Code also makes regular appearances in New York, Chicago, Miami, Portland and Las Vegas. His impeccable ear and serious technical skills have earned DJ Morse Code international acclaim and the respect of many reputable figures in the DJ world.

Friday, Aug. 22 & Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 

DJ K0NTR0L
DJ K0NTR0L sets himself apart from the rest with his experience as both a DJ and producer. His productions have been supported by industry heavyweights such as Diplo, Tiesto and Lil Jon.

DJ K0NTR0L spins an open-format of music featuring classics from every decade in addition to many of his signature remixes. With more than 10 years of nightclub experience, he possesses a vast knowledge of music and knack for incorporating the craziest remixes into his sets. DJ K0NTR0L is a proven tastemaker in the industry who fans look to for the cutting edge music he shares with the world. He also performs as one half of the popular EDM duo TRPMSTR.

Friday, Aug. 29 & Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 

The Chandelier
A living breathing three level architectural wonder created by 2,000,000 luminous beaded curtains of light, this multi-story visual spectacle houses three unique bar experiences: high-energy hot spot, sophisticated cocktail retreat and inviting lounge.

 

Electro Swing Club
Electro Swing Club evokes the feeling, nostalgia and fashion of the 1920’s and early 1930’s, bringing popular era’s past to the audiences and dance floors of today. Its modern twist on an old-time concept, delivers evenings filled with dynamic entertainment and performances unmatched in fun. The group showcases renowned Electro Swing DJs and skilled Lindy hop and tap dance performers, combining the two to make a memorable night that most audiences have never experienced before.

Friday, Aug. 1; Saturday, Aug. 2 & Sunday, Aug. 3 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

Emily King
Singer/songwriter Emily King grew up surrounded by the music of her parents, jazz vocal duo Kim and Marion. By her late teens, she was playing shows in restaurants and venues around her hometown of New York City. In 2004, King gained the attention of famed producer Chucky Thompson who introduced her to music mogul Clive Davis. The meeting led to a recording contract with J Records/Sony Music and the release of King’s debut album East Side Story, which received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album of the year. King has toured with John Legend and Floetry and opened for major artists, including Gnarles Barkley, Chaka Khan and Erykah Badu, before parting ways with her label in 2008. She continues to work independently, releasing albums recorded in her home such as the July 2011 EP entitled Seven. King’s carefully crafted compositions are the perfect vehicle for her polished, lush vocals that harbor both an innocence and honesty. A gentle mix of soul, folk and rock influences, King’s music emotes the kind of straight-to-the-point storytelling that’s reminiscent of singer/songwriters of the ‘70s.

Friday, Aug. 15 & Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9 to 11:15 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 17 from 8 to 10:15 p.m.

 

Slim Jenkins
San Francisco’s Slim Jenkins is a celebration of great American roots music. A throwback act playing an old school mix of hot jazz and blues, Slim Jenkins evokes a world of seduction, mystery, love and betrayal. From sultry and smooth to jumping and hot, their music keeps the dance floor energized and alive. Slim Jenkins never loses sight of the balance between tradition and innovation that defines classic American music. Its repertoire is an evocation of our musical history, while at the same time an expression of the edge and attitude of music today.

Thursday, Aug. 21; Sunday, Aug. 24 from 8 to 11:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 22 & Saturday, Aug. 23 from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

 

Mark and The Martini’s
Mark Verabian has fast become one of Las Vegas’ most sought-after entertainers. His range and vocal ability covers all styles of music, including jazz, R&B, rock, Latin and classical. Verabian’s baritone voice has also been combined with the talents of some of Las Vegas’ finest musicians and singers to form his sensational act known as Mark and The Martinis. A front man who has been called the new “Voice of Vegas,” Verabian never fails to delight audiences. His quintessential lounge act is known to take guests on a musical journey appealing to all generations.

Friday, Aug. 29; Saturday, Aug. 30 & Sunday, Aug. 31 from 9 to 11:30 p.m.

 

 

ABOUT THE COSMPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS:
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub; 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space; 40,000-square foot performance and event space The Chelsea; and social club Rose. Rabbit. Lie., featuring world-class culinary offerings from Coastal Luxury Management.  An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include:  AllSaints Spitalfields, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, EATDRINK, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and Utique. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall The Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept.

 

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FIRST CONTESTANTS ON “RISING STAR” ANNOUNCED

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FIRST CONTESTANTS ON “RISING STAR” ANNOUNCED
WHOSE PERFORMANCE WILL RAISE THE WALL? FIND OUT SUNDAY, JUNE 22 ON ABC!
The first set of phenomenal singers from across the country will perform on this Sunday’s premiere of ABC’s hotly-anticipated new series, “Rising Star,” Sunday, June 22, (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET; check local listings) on the ABC Television Network. They are:

Lisa Punch, Age 21, Brooklyn, NY
Joshua Peavy, Age 28, Soperton, GA
Jesse Kinch, Age 20, Seaford, NY​
Maneepat Myra Molloy, Age 16, Los Angeles, CA
Sarah Darling, Age 31, Nashville, TN​
Summer Collins, Age 18, Fayetteville, NC
Daniel & Olivia, (Daniel Wolfe, Age 24 and Olivia Thai, Age 25) San Gabriel Valley, CA​
Colin Huntley, Age 16, Georgetown, TX
Beyond 5, Nashville, TN
(Members of Beyond 5: Zac Love, Age 19; Tanner Myler, Age 19; TJ Ryan, Age 16; Patch Crowe, Age 19; Ammon Soloasa Tuimaualuga, Age 17)

Internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter Josh Groban will host, and country music superstar Brad Paisley, music sensation Kesha and hip hop artist and actor Ludacris comprise the expert panel on ABC’s “Rising Star,” the next evolution of live television.  “Rising Star” completely reinvents the traditional singing competition as–for the first time ever–the audience has the final say in real time.  The show follows a group of aspiring singers as they perform live.  During the performances, viewers vote in real time via an App to determine if the singer will advance in the competition.   If the voting reaches a certain threshold, the performer moves on.  In addition, the performer can see how the voting is going throughout the performance, so the feedback is immediate and dramatic.

To vote for your favorite contestants, home judges (viewers) can download the Rising Star ABC app through the Apple App Store, Windows Market Place, or the Google Play Store.  The App is essential to participate in the voting process, but it’s totally FREE and easy to use.  Just register with your Facebook or Twitter account, and you’re ready to go.   Before each performance, you’ll be asked to check-in, and then when it’s time to vote, swipe BLUE (to the right) to vote YES or RED (to the left) to vote NO.  You’ll see the results of the vote in REAL TIME on television – even if you are on the West Coast.  In just seconds, your votes determine whether the wall rises, whether a contestant moves on or goes home, or if you’re on the West Coast, whether a lucky contestant gets a second chance.  And IF you give us permission through the app, you might also see your Facebook or Twitter profile picture on the Rising Star wall.  To learn more on how to vote, click here.

“Rising Star” opened the gate to a new era in reality competition, when the executive producers, Ken Warwick (“American Idol”) and Nicolle Yaron (“The Voice”) kicked off a nationwide search for talent earlier this year. The show accepted submissions online, via Instagram and production members traveled to Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, Los Angeles, New York and Boston for in person auditions. Beginning June 22, the contestants winnowed down by that search will have their moment onstage in “Rising Star” with viewers deciding who wins.

The series airs over 10 weeks. The first 3 weeks—“Qualifiers”– showcase approximately 30 acts, and these episodes will be 2 hours each. Beginning July 13, the series is one hour weekly. The next phases of competition are the duels—where acts compete one-on-one. Those who survive return for the Quarterfinal and perhaps Semifinal rounds, as the field continues to narrow until the night of the Finals, when just 1 of the remaining acts will be named the “Rising Star” winner.

June 22, 9-11 p.m. ET – Qualifiers
June 29, 9-11 p.m. ET – Qualifiers
July 6, 9-11 p.m. ET – Qualifiers
July 13, 9-10 p.m. ET – Duels
July 20, 9-10 p.m. ET – Duels
July 27, 9-10 p.m. ET– Duels
August 3, 9-10 p.m. ET– Quarterfinals
August 10, 9-10 p.m. ET – Quarterfinals
August 17, 9-10 p.m. ET- Semifinals
August 24, 9-10 p.m. ET – Finals

“Rising Star” is executive produced in the U.S. by Ken Warwick (“American Idol”) and Nicolle Yaron (“The Voice”). The series is 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).