Each summer music enthusiasts and outdoor lovers unite for the best of both worlds at the beach concert series at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino ! The 2013 series kicks off next month featuring a wide range of musical genres and an outstanding lineup scheduled to run through September on the Mandalay Bay Beach stage. Mandalay Bay’s Beach stage, which rises over the Four Diamond resort’s sand and surf wave pool, has hosted entertainment’s biggest names as part of this beloved series
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Concert-goers are invited to bring blankets, sit on the beach or wade in the surf while enjoying to the music from the cool confines of Mandalay Bay’s 1.6 million gallon wave pool. The 2013 festivities kick off Saturday, May 11 with country music singer Gary Allan when he performs at the official after-party of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Last Cowboy Standing event. Additional performers scheduled throughout the summer include Lifehouse, Bell Biv DeVoe, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Sublime with Rome and a solo performance by Ziggy Marley. Contact the Mandalay Bay box office at (702) 632-7580 or visit www.mandalaybay.com for the most updated concert information or to purchase tickets.
Gary Allan – Saturday, May 11
Multi-platinum, chart-topping country music artist Gary Allan will perform at the official after-party of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Last Cowboy Standing event Saturday, May 11. The country singer is scheduled to take the Mandalay Bay Beach stage at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $35, not including applicable service charges.
Allan’s most recent album, Set You Free, was released in January and made its debut at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 (all genre album chart) and the Billboard Country Album Chart. The album’s first single, “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain),” topped the radio charts, marking Allan’s fifth No. 1 single. Additionally, Allan has nearly a dozen Top 10 hits including “Watching Airplanes,” “Her Man,” “The One” and “Best I Ever Had.”
Lifehouse – Friday, May 17
In conjunction with the 15th annual Tiger Jam weekend celebration benefiting the Tiger Woods Foundation, American rock band Lifehouse will perform its hits at the Mandalay Bay Beach Friday, May 17 at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $39.50, not including applicable service charges.
The band’s current album Almeria was released in December 2012 and features the poignant track “Between the Raindrops” with vocals from Natasha Bedingfield. Lifehouse came to mainstream prominence in 2001 with the hit single “Hanging by a Moment” from its debut album No Name Face. The song peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and the single won a Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year after spending 20 weeks in the Top 10. After nearly 13 years, the band’s music can be heard on a variety of TV series including “Smallville,” “Falcon Beach,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scrubs,” “One Tree Hill,” “Criminal Minds,” as well as in films including “The Time Traveler’s Wife.”
Bell Biv DeVoe – Sunday, May 26
Bell Biv DeVoe (BBD), comprised of Ricky Bell, Michael Bivens and Ron DeVoe, will perform Memorial Day Weekend at the Mandalay Bay Beach Sunday, May 26 at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $32.50, not including applicable service charges.
An offshoot of the hugely popular ‘80s vocal group New Edition, BBD fused hip-hop beats, b-boy attitude and R&B harmonies. The result was the group’s explosive debut album Poison, which went on to sell four million copies and included the platinum title cut “Do Me,” the popular “BBD (I Thought it Was Me)” and “When Will I See You Smile Again?” In 1996, the group participated in the New Edition reunion that resulted in the multi-platinum album Home Again.
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – Saturday, June 8
Indie-rock band Grace Potter & The Nocturnals will perform at the Mandalay Bay Beach Saturday, June 8 at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $39.50, not including applicable service charges.
Potter, who has been called “…one of the rock world’s reigning elite female vocalists…,” and her band have cultivated a growing following with a steady stream of releases, tours and late night TV appearances. They’ve opened for Dave Matthews Band and the Avett Brothers, played numerous festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Coachella, and have collaborated with members of The Black Keys, Kenny Chesney and Gov’t Mule. Grace and her band The Nocturnals recently performed in stadiums across the U.S. on the Brothers of The Sun Tour with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw. They also recently wrapped a nearly sold-out U.S. headlining tour. GPN’s fourth studio album, The Lion The Beast The Beat, was released in June debuting at No. 17 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and No. 10 on Billboard’s Digital chart. The band’s current single “Stars” reached No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Song chart.
Under the Sun featuring Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Smash Mouth, Vertical Horizon and Fastball – Saturday, July 6
The Under the Sun tour boasts some of the greatest bands of the ‘90s including Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth and Gin Blossoms, all of whom will take the stage at the Mandalay Bay Beach Saturday, July 6 beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $35, not including applicable service charges.
Hosted by Sugar Ray’s one and only Mark McGrath, the multi-artist bill also will include performances by Vertical Horizon and Fastball. Totaling cumulative album sales of 25 million in the U.S. alone, the bands featured on Under The Sun stand tall among the biggest and brightest stars of the golden age of alternative pop rock ‘n’ roll. Under The Sun follows 2012’s smash Summerland Tour, a 31-date trek that packed arenas nationwide with a line-up co-hosted by McGrath and comprised of Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Everclear, Marcy Playground and Lit.
Lost 80’s Live featuring A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Animotion and Bow Wow Wow, among other artists – Saturday, Aug. 10
The unique Lost 80’s Live summer tour featuring A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Animotion and Bow Wow Wow, among other performers, arrives at the Mandalay Bay Beach for a Saturday, Aug. 10 performance at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $35, not including applicable service charges.
The Lost 80’s Live tour features some of the most recognizable acts from that great decade and is a distinctive opportunity to see a number of fan favorites performing live on one stage. The tour has been described by fans nationwide as a “greatest hits show” where every song played could legitimately be on a number of greatest hits’ albums. The moment is timeless and fans won’t want to miss what many believe is the “best of the ’80s.” Additional special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.
Sublime with Rome – Saturday, Aug. 17
Ska-punk band Sublime with Rome will bring its distinctive sound to the stage at the Mandalay Bay Beach for a performance scheduled Saturday, Aug. 17 at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $49.50, not including applicable service charges.
Sublime with Rome is a collaboration between Eric Wilson of the legendary band Sublime and gifted songwriter and musician Rome Ramirez. Their first big show as Sublime with Rome was in October 2009 at Cypress Hill’s annual Smokeout Festival where they performed in front of 20,000 people. A sold-out tour followed in March 2010 and that fall, Sublime with Rome entered the studio to begin recording its debut album Yours Truly, released in the summer of 2011. Songs like “Panic,” “Take It Or Leave” and “You Better Listen” are reminiscent of vintage Sublime, while songs like “Lover’s Rock” and “Murdera” pick-up on the reggae dancehall style the band began exploring in 1996. Bringing things full circle, the band’s first performance of 2012 was at the Smokeout Festival where they were joined by celebrated drummer and longtime friend Josh Freese. To make up for lost time, the trio plans to stay out on the road as long as they can. For more information about the band, visit www.sublimewithrome.com.
Ziggy Marley – Sunday, Sept. 1
Popular reggae musician Ziggy Marley will perform at the Mandalay Bay Beach Sunday, Sept. 1 at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $40, not including applicable service charges.
Marley, the oldest son of music legend Bob Marley, made his recording debut in 1979 with a group comprised of his father and three siblings. The group became known as The Melody Makers and released 14 albums over three decades. Ziggy Marley began his solo career in 2003 when he released Dragonfly (Ghetto Youths Crew), a record label he created while working with the United Nations. In 2006, he released his second solo album, Love Is My Religion, which won a GRAMMY Award for “Best Reggae Album.” His third solo album, Family Time, was released in 2009 and was dedicated to all of the children in the world. It featured his mother, Rita Marley, as well as musicians Paul Simon, Willie Nelson and Jack Johnson, among others. Marley later earned another GRAMMY for “Best Musical Album for Children.”