The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Entertainment Listings
World Series of Fighting 26 Main Fight Card – Friday, Dec. 18
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 stage attracts some of today’s hottest acts.
Sam Hunt with special guest Carter Winter
Friday, Dec. 4
9 p.m.; Doors open at 8 p.m.
Tickets: Sold out
Born and raised in Cedartown, Georgia, Sam Hunt was a gifted athlete all his life. Throughout his college years, Hunt played football and eventually became the starting quarterback at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. During college, Hunt began playing the guitar and writing songs in his free time. After he graduated, Hunt was invited to training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs but decided to move to Nashville instead to pursue a career in country music. After playing a few of his original songs around town, he was quickly offered a publishing deal allowing him to write country songs full-time. After writing Kenny Chesney’s hit song “Come Over,” which landed at No. 1 on the music charts, Hunt shifted his focus from songwriter to solo artist. In 2013, Hunt met Zach Crowell, a producer for the Antioch rap crew, and together they released a free mix tape of acoustic songs called Between The Pines. The songs from the mix tape began averaging over 300,000 streams per day on Spotify, leading Hunt to win the 2014 cycle of Spotify’s “Emerge” program for new artists. Hunt signed with Universal Music Group’s MCA Nashville and released his debut album Montevallo. In 2014, the album debuted at No. 1 on the country charts and features a mix of sounds and styles from the aggressive dance beats of the opening “Take Your Time” to the more melodic “Make You Miss Me.”
UFC Fight Night®: VanZant vs. Namajunas
Thursday, Dec. 10
7 p.m.; Doors open at 3 p.m.
Tickets: Prices start at $75
No. 6 strawweight contender Paige VanZant will battle Rose Namajunas on UFC Fight Pass® in the main event as both women look to earn a shot at the title.
The Ultimate Fighter® Finale: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber
Friday, Dec. 11
7 p.m.; Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Tickets: Prices start at $150
No. 2 featherweight contender Frankie Edgar takes on No. 3 Chad Mendes in the five-round main event of The Ultimate Fighter® Finale.
World Series of Fighting 26 *updated*
Friday, Dec. 18
6 p.m.; Doors open at 4 p.m.
Tickets: Prices start at $29.99
World Series of Fighting (WSOF) will make its debut with a star-studded, world championship event featuring the long-awaited return of Tyrone “King of the Ring” Spong as well as a title defense by reigning featherweight champion, Lance Palmer. Spong will face Jake Heun, while Palmer will put his belt on the line against Alexandre Almeida, winner of the WOSF 24 matchup. The rest of the main fight card includes a lightweight contest between aggressive-minded, rising star Ozzy Dugulubgov and submission wizard Nic “Naptime” Herron-Webb; a bantamweight matchup between wrestling phenom Josh “Gentleman” Hill and undefeated sensation Bekbulat Magomedov; and a featherweight tilt between devastating strikers Robbie “Problems” Peralta and Sheymon Moraes.
New Year’s Eve with Bruno Mars
Thursday, Dec. 31
9:30 p.m.; Doors open at 9 p.m.
Tickets: Sold out
Packages available here
Bruno Mars is a multitalented singer, songwriter, producer and musician who feels most at home when he’s performing. Born to a musical family in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was practically raised on the stage. After working a string of behind-the-scenes jobs – including writing songs for Brandy, singing backup for the Sugababes and impersonating Elvis – Bruno Mars got his name out in 2009 when he co-wrote Flo Rida’s hit song “Right Round.” One year later, he collaborated with rapper B.o.B on “Nothin’ on You,” and co-wrote Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire,” both of which became Top 10 hits. This momentum allowed Mars to launch a solo career, and he became first male vocalist in two decades to crack the Top Ten with his first four singles. His full length debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, appeared in 2010 and quickly produced a number one single with “Just the Way You Are.” At the end of 2012, Mars released Unorthodox Jukebox that featured the lead-off single “Locked Out of Heaven” and included production from Mark Ronson, Diplo and others. Mars is an 18-time Grammy Award nominee and Grammy winner who has also performed one of the world’s most prestigious gigs, the halftime show for Super Bowl XLVIII in February 2014. This year, Mars fronted Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” a song he co-wrote that was among the most popular singles of the year. Although he’s incredibly proud of the recordings, Mars feels the best way to experience the sound is to see him perform live with his band, The Hooligans.
An Evening With Willie Nelson & Family
Friday, Jan. 8
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: GA prices starting at $20; Reserved prices starting at $45
With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy,” “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist. Released May of 2012, Heroes, his first album for Legacy Recordings, showcased new songs and deep country classics. The album spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Americana Radio Chart. Later that year he launched his book, “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die,” which landed in the Top 10 on The New York Times’ best-seller list. A road journal written in his inimitable, homespun voice, the book is a deeply personal look into the heart and soul of a unique man and one of the greatest artists of our time. In 2013, Nelson’s albums included April’s Let’s Face The Music And Dance, an album of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble; and October’s To All The Girls…, which features 18 duets with music’s top female singers including Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones and Shelby Lynne.
The Cure with special guest The Twilight Sad
Thursday, May 19
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: Sold out
Formed by lead vocalist and guitarist Robert Smith, The Cure released its debut album Three Imaginary Boys in 1979 to great acclaim just one year after signing with Chris Parry’s new label, Fiction Records. Over the years, The Cure became known for its change of sound, ranging from punk and goth rock to pop and electronic dance music. In addition to its sound, the band also experienced a changing lineup with band members constantly leaving and returning to the group. After more than two decades with its original label, The Cure decided to leave and sign with international label Geffen Records in 2003. Designed to appeal to a young audience, the band released its first album for Geffen and followed it up with a North American tour featuring a number of younger bands including Interpol, Mowai, The Rapture and Muse. Over the next couple of the years, The Cure played at various festivals around the world until taking a break in 2008. After a three-year hiatus, the group began touring again and playing at festivals in Europe, North America and South America. In 2014, lead singer Smith announced that The Cure would release a new album, a follow-up to the 4:13 Dream album, as well as begin a new tour, playing three of its earlier albums in their entirety.
Bryan Adams: Get Up! Tour
Saturday, July 2
8 p.m.; Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets: GA prices start at $32; Reserved prices start at $57
Rising to fame with hits such as “Summer of ‘69” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” multi-platinum recording artist Bryan Adams has achieved numerous successes throughout his career spanning more than three decades. An internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and Canada’s best-known ambassador, Adams has received a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, 18 Juno Awards, three Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe Award nominations and 15 GrammyAward nominations. In celebration of his new album, Get Up, Adams kicks off his North American Get Up! Tour in February 2016.
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a modern supper club where cocktail culture and culinary repertoire combine with spontaneous live entertainment. With hints of the past and a flair for the future, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. sets a new precedent for the night. It’s an experience that blurs the lines between restaurant, bar, club and live entertainment while adhering to no standard model, following no written rules. Come when you want. Leave when you wish. Grab a drink. Snack or dine. Entertainment within the venue will continuously evolve.
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. opens at 6 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday and features live music and entertainment. Guests can make dinner reservations via opentable.com or by calling 877-667-0585.
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015; Friday, Jan. 1, 2016; and Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
In 2009, pianist, composer and arranger Scott Bradlee created Postmodern Jukebox when he started uploading videos of himself playing pop hits in a ragtime style to YouTube. Bradlee’s videos began to go viral when award winning novelist Neil Gaiman tweeted about them to his millions of Twitter followers. Since then, Postmodern Jukebox has transformed into a rotating group of performers who cover modern pop hits with a vintage twist. Over the last seven years, Postmodern Jukebox has acquired 1.5 million subscribers and more than 315 million views on YouTube. The group has covered artists ranging from Lady Gaga and Katy Perry to The Strokes and The White Stripes. In November 2015, the group will kick off its North American tour followed by a European tour in early 2016.
The Ice Rink
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes the return of The Ice Rink as Boulevard Pool transforms into a winter wonderland high above Las Vegas Boulevard. Overlooking the heart of The Strip, visitors will enjoy skating on over 4,200 square feet of real ice, roasting s’mores by the fire, light snow showers, seasonal culinary offerings, upbeat music and breathtaking views.
Dec. 3, 10 and 24 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Olya Casey, also known as DJ Vixen, was born in Tallinn, Estonia and started acting and singing at a very early age. Vixen moved to London at age 17 and pursued a music career as a singer/songwriter for years before moving to the United States seven years ago. After settling down in Las Vegas and performing with her band around town, she expressed her love for house music and began DJing. This led her to become DJ Vixen. It didn’t take long for people to notice her versatility and creativity, and she began working with various radio stations and performing at big celebrity events for the likes of Mike Tyson and Elizabeth Hurley.
Dec. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Performing as DJ Technicolor, Morgan Gould’s Downtown Las Vegas beginnings have led to great things. The musical powerhouse has enjoyed residencies and headlined at venues across the city. Grandson of Academy Award Winner David Gould, DJ Technicolor first aspired to become a filmmaker. That path changed when he discovered his true passion in creating and playing music. DJ Technicolor not only maintains a commanding presence on the Strip but curates music for brands like Liberty Trade Show, Red Bull, Mercedes Benz and Topshop. With original productions and remixes soon to be released, DJ Technicolor plans to continue his expansion into the DJ world.
DJ Yo Yolie
Dec. 17 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Born and raised in the Bay Area, Yo Yolie grew up in a DJ environment as her older brother was a DJ and influenced her to embrace the culture. Her upbringing flourished with enriching sounds, leading her to become a music enthusiast. When Yolie isn’t spinning at some of the city’s hottest venues, the tastemaker is playing events for leading brands.
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.
Dec. 1, 15 and 29 from 9 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 Stephi K
Dec. 2, 16 and 30 from 9 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 Roger Gangi
Dec. 3 and 17 from 9 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. 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 Gangi perform live.
Dec. 4 and 5 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
DJ Beatnick is one of the West Coast’s most in-demand DJs. Whether he’s rocking underground parties or playing lavish hot spots in Miami, Las Vegas, New York City and more, he always ensures the crowd has a good time. DJ Beatnick spins an eclectic set at all his events. This unique style, which includes samplings of Disco, ‘80s, house, hip-hop and trap, makes him a crowd favorite and allows him to engage audiences of all types.
DJ Yo Yolie
Dec. 6 and 20 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Dec. 7 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Based in New Orleans, DXXXY taught himself to play drums, bass, keyboards and guitar, and played in various local bands throughout high school. While dipping into multiple musical genres throughout his young life, DXXXY found his passion for high-energy electro music infused with elements of trap and hip-hop. Listening to Cash Money Records and playing an assortment of instruments, DXXXY prefers heavy bass as well as translucent melodies and harmonies. In 2011, he became the Essence Festival DJ for Re:Fresh Boutique and eventually became the official DJ of rap group Team Robot, now known as Parallel. Having shared the stage with major players in dance music including Major Lazer, Flux Pavillion, Zeds Dead, ETC!ETC! and Gents & Jawns, DXXXY has become one of the biggest DJs in New Orleans.
DJ John Cha
Dec. 8 and 22 from 9 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 Nick Ayler
Dec. 9 and 23 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Nick Ayler is an American model, actor and DJ. He has worked on campaigns for Abercombie & Fitch, been featured in GQ Magazine and collaborated with leading professionals in the film and music industry. With his career on the rise, Ayler now routinely plays at events all over the world for crowds of over 1,000 people.
Dec. 10 and 24 from 9 p.m. to 3 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 Fresh One
Dec. 11 and 12 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Having been in the industry for over a decade, DJ Fresh One has built a solid reputation on his amazing work ethic, innovation and creativity. As an open format DJ, he delivers a variety of music, beats and song selections in each of his performances. Whether he is playing electronic music, hip-hop, or trendy Top 40 hits, DJ Fresh One’s sets are always upbeat and energetic. His performances are truly one-of-a-kind: flawless in technique and sure to include the hottest beats to get audiences on their feet.
Dec. 13 and 27 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Dec. 14 and 28 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Dec. 18 and 19 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
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. With over 23,000 followers and almost two million plays on his Soundcloud page, DJ K0NTR0L is a proven tastemaker in the industry who fans look to for the cutting edge music he shares with the world
Dec. 21 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Born and raised in California, DJ Cyberkid started DJing toward the end of his senior year of high school. This hobby would soon morph into a career for the young man. Cyberkid’s first professional DJ gig was in Ventura, California where he worked as a full-time mixer on a radio station. After several years of working in radio at various stations, Cyberkid found his way to Las Vegas and has been DJing in the city’s most extravagant nightclubs ever since.
Dec. 25 and 26 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Camille Sevigny, also known as DJ Clutch, entered the underground dance music scene in 1998 in Toledo, Ohio. House music has always moved him and while his style and skills are always improving, he never wavers from the house genre. Clutch blends the funkiest house tracks with hard house and tech house, drawing inspiration from Bad Boy Bill, DJ Dan, and Feelgood. Clutch strives to be an active member of the electronic dance music community whenever possible and over the past few years has played alongside national and international artists at some of the best venues on the East Coast. Constantly working with top promoters and production companies, he always pushes the envelope at every event.
DJ Patrice McBride
Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
DJ Patrice McBride has a colorful background. The Philadelphia-native was raised in a family of musicians and has always had an ear for good music. Upon being introduced to hip-hop by his father in the late ‘80s, McBride fell in love and decided to make music a career. He started DJing in his teens and has been beating down dance floors professionally ever since. McBride is currently a prime-time player among Philadelphia’s and Atlantic City’s vibrant nightlife communities, holding several long-term residencies and entertaining crowds all along the East Coast. From ritzy social affairs to grimy hip-hop venues, DJ Patrice McBride has become a favorite.
ABOUT THE COSMOPOLITAN 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 3,005-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 modern supper club Rose. Rabbit. Lie. An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include: AllSaints Spitalfields, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Rent the Runway, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and U*tique Shop. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; 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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