George Strait’s ‘Strait to Vegas’ Continues at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in 2020

 

GEORGE STRAIT’S ‘STRAIT TO VEGAS’ CONTINUES AT T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS IN 2020

 

American Express® Presale Starts August 16; General On-Sale Begins August 23

 

With three years of sold out shows at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the superstar known worldwide as The King of Country is now set to expand his “Strait to Vegas” shows into 2020. George Strait will add two shows at T-Mobile Arena on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 and Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. local time via www.StraittoVegas.com.

 

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, Aug. 22 at 10 p.m.

 

Strait also recently announced his return to the heartland in 2020 via performances at INTRUST Bank Arena on Friday, Jan. 24 for Visit Wichita Presents Strait to Oz and in Kansas City for Strait to the Heartland at Sprint Center on Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.

The 2020 announcements come as Strait is enjoying one of the most fulfilling years of his career. Just last month, the American music icon announced a limited-edition special re-issue of his 1995 Strait Out of the Box: Part 1. The best-selling box set will be available exclusively at Walmart starting September 13 and is available for pre-order HERE.

 

Also, on September 13, Strait celebrates the release of the official soundtrack for Country Music – A Film By Ken Burns, an eight part PBS documentary spanning the history of country music. Strait will join artists such as Randy Travis and The Judds on the soundtrack via his signature hit “Amarillo By Morning.”

 

If that wasn’t enough, the Country Music Hall of Fame member also released 2019’s best-selling Country album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, on MCA Nashville March 29. Produced by Strait and Chuck Ainlay, the album quickly became Strait’s record-extending 27th No. 1 Billboard Country album. Comprised of 12 original titles plus Strait’s version of the Johnny Paycheck classic “Old Violin,” Honky Tonk Time Machine marks an incredible 30th career studio album for Strait.

 

And yes, fans can still catch Strait later this year at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on August 17; at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on November 22 and 23; and four additional “Strait to Vegas” shows at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 23 and 24 and December 6 and 7. For more information, visit www.GeorgeStrait.com.

 

With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts – more than any other artist in any genre – during the span of his 30-year career, Strait is the undeniable “King of Country Music.” He has collected 33 Platinum or multi-Platinum-selling albums, more than any country artist and third across all genres behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait is the only act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades and has sold nearly 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards, including induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

George Strait Announces Additional August 2019 “Strait To Vegas” Shows at T-Mobile Arena

GEORGE STRAIT ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL AUGUST 2019
 “STRAIT TO VEGAS” SHOWS AT T-MOBILE ARENA

King of Country to Be Joined by Ashley McBryde;
Tickets Available Friday, December 7 at 10 am PT via www.StraitToVegas.com

George Strait has announced a late summer addition of two 2019 shows in Las Vegas, Nevada. The King of Country will appear at T-Mobile Arena as part of his overwhelmingly successful “Strait to Vegas” series on August 23 and 24, 2019 joined by special guest Ashley McBryde. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 7 at 10 am PT via www.StraitToVegas.com

 

With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts – more than any other artist in any genre – during the span of his 30-year career, Strait is the undeniable “King of Country Music.” He has collected 33 Platinum or multi-Platinum-selling albums, more than any country artist and third across all genres behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait is the only act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades and has sold nearly 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards, including induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

Warner Music Nashville’s Ashley McBryde is set to open for Strait on both nights, as well as his previously-announced February 1 and 2, 2019 dates. Her debut major-label album titled Girl Going Nowhere earned the highest debut by a solo country artist in 2018. Currently, McBryde is on the road embarking on her headlining Girl Going Nowhere Tour.

This December, the country music hall of famer will play his 20th show at T-Mobile Arena. The “Strait to Vegas” series began with six shows in 2016 and extended with 10 more in 2017. In 2018, Strait headlined Bayou Country Superfest to a sold-out Mercedes Benz Superdome crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana, two nights in Tulsa, Oklahoma and one night in Austin, Texas. The iconic entertainer will play his final shows of 2018 this December 7 and 8 in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena.

In 2019, fans can see Strait at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on February 1 and 2 and August 23 and 24, and in Atlanta, Georgia on March 30. Tickets and VIP Packages are available now.

Ticketing information is available at www.straittovegas.com.

George Strait Returns to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in February 2019

George Strait Returns to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in February 2019

Tickets Available for Big Game Weekend on Friday, Oct. 19 at 10 am PT via StraitToVegas.com

Following overwhelming success of 18 “Strait to Vegas” shows with two more approaching this December, the superstar known worldwide as The King of Country, George Strait, will return to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with special guest Ashley McBryde for two shows on February 1 and 2, 2019. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. local time via www.StraitToVegas.com.  

With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts – more than any other artist in any genre – during the span of his 30-year career, Strait is the undeniable “King of Country Music.” He has collected 33 Platinum or multi-Platinum-selling albums, more than any country artist and third across all genres behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait is the only act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades and has sold nearly 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards, including induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

Warner Music Nashville’s Ashley McBryde is set to open for Strait on both nights. Her debut major-label album titled Girl Going Nowhere earned the highest debut by a solo country artist in 2018. Currently, McBryde is on the road embarking on her headlining Girl Going Nowhere Tour.

The “Strait to Vegas” series began with six shows in 2016 and extended with 10 more in 2017. In 2018, Strait headlined Bayou Country Superfest to a sold-out Mercedes Benz Superdome crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana, two nights in Tulsa, Oklahoma and one night in Austin, Texas. The icon will play his final shows of 2018 this December 7 – 8 in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena.

Ticketing information is available at www.StraittoVegas.com

 

George Strait Announces Final Two Shows of 2018 December 7 – 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

 

The King of Country George Strait Announces Final Two Shows of 2018 December 7 – 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Tickets Available Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. PT at StraitToVegas.com

The King of Country George Strait will play two final shows in 2018 on December 7 – 8 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with special guests Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen. Tickets go on sale in one month on Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. PT at www.StraitToVegas.com.

The trio of Texans shared the stage earlier this month for the first shows of 2018 after initially coming together last year for Hand in Hand Texas: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief, which was a humanitarian campaign assembled by Strait—a night that ultimately raised tens of millions of dollars for hurricane relief efforts. Strait will be recognized by his home state with the prestigious Texan of the Year honor on March 22 in New Braunfels, Texas.

With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts – more than any other artist in any genre – during the span of his 30-year career, Strait is the undeniable “King of Country Music.” He has collected 33 Platinum or multi-Platinum-selling albums, more than any country artist and third across all genres behind only the Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait has sold nearly 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards including induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. The Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that makes him one of the most compelling and captivating musicians in popular music. Keen, who grew up in southwest Houston, has recorded 18 full-length albums for both independent and major record labels, while his songs have been recorded by a variety of artists including Strait, Lovett, Joe Ely, The Highwaymen, Nanci Griffith, and Dixie Chicks.

The Strait To Vegas series started with just six shows in 2016 but was extended with 10 more in 2017. The shows in December will be the last of 2018. Strait previously announced performances in Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas in 2018 shows including May 27 at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans; June 1 and 2 at BOK Center in Tulsa; and June 3 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

Ticketing information is available at www.StraitToVegas.com.

Vegas Strong Benefit Concert Raises More Than $700K

 

VEGAS STRONG BENEFIT CONCERT RAISES MORE THAN $700,000 FOR VICTIMS OF OCT. 1 TRAGEDY

Impassioned Performances and Heartfelt Messages Lifted Spirits, Paid Tribute and Raised Money for Las Vegas Victims Fund

Very Special Evening Included The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Bryce Harper, Elton John, Celine Dion, Jason Aldean, George Strait, Cirque du Soleil, Boyz II Men, Penn & Teller, and More

 

The Vegas Strong Benefit Concert today announced that more than $700,000 was raised by the Dec. 1 all-star concert at T-Mobile Arena. Held in honor of the victims of the October 1 tragedy, the special event to benefit the Las Vegas Victims fund featured more than a dozen A-list entertainers and homegrown talent, drawing a capacity crowd of 12,000 guests.

 

“We are grateful for the outpouring of love from these icons of Las Vegas entertainment, who once again proved that our community stands as one to support the victims of this senseless tragedy,” said Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, who organized the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund with Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.

 

The Las Vegas entertainment industry and close-knit local community united to produce the benefit, which featured live performances and heartfelt monologues from Las Vegas headliners, hometown stars and more. The full lineup included performances by The Killers, Imagine Dragons, Jay Leno, Boyz II Men, David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Carrot Top, Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group; appearances by Bryce Harper, Kurt Busch, Wayne Newton; and recorded tributes from Celine Dion, Elton John, Jason Aldean, George Strait and the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

 

About the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund Committee:

The Las Vegas Victims’ Fund (“LVVF”) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation created to oversee the consolidation and distribution of funds contributed in response to the shootings at the site of the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 1, 2017 (“1 October”). One hundred percent of the funds contributed to and distributed by the LVVF will go directly to the families of the decedents and the victims of 1 October. The LVVF is overseen by a committee consisting of 17 individuals representing the Las Vegas community. The committee includes representatives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Clark County, major donors to the LVVF, UNLV, Catholic Charities, victims’ advocates, mental health professionals, lawyers, the resort industry and charitable organizations, among others. All officers, directors and committee members serve without compensation and all services necessary for the operation of the LVVF will be contributed free of charge. The committee is being assisted by The Feinberg Group and the National Center for Victims of Crime to adopt the protocol pursuant to which claims can made, prioritized, processed and funds distributed. The LVVF’s mission is to distribute the funds that have been, and will be, contributed to assist the victims of 1 October in a transparent, equitable and expeditious manner.

COUNTRY RISING EXPANDS TO SUPPORT LAS VEGAS VICTIMS AND SETS NEW ON SALE DATE FOR OCT. 20

 

COUNTRY RISING EXPANDS TO SUPPORT LAS VEGAS VICTIMS
AND SETS NEW ON SALE DATE FOR OCT. 20

Keith Urban Added to Superstar Lineup on Nov. 12 at Bridgestone Arena Alongside Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum,
Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton,
George Strait and Carrie Underwood

 

Country Music’s star-studded benefit concert COUNTRY RISING announced today that in light of last week’s tragedy, it will now support victims of the Las Vegas shooting in addition to those in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and additional Caribbean islands who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes. Tickets and VIP packages for the event will now go on sale next Friday, Oct. 20 at 10:00A CT on www.Ticketmaster.com. Citi® is the official presale credit card of Country Rising. Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 10:00A CT through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Keith Urban is the latest mega-star to add his name to the bill, which also includes Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood. Due to a scheduling conflict with additional tour dates being added in Spokane, WA, Garth Brooks will no longer be part of the event in Nashville and will instead donate all proceeds from his two added concerts on Nov. 12 to The Country Rising Fund.

COUNTRY RISING will benefit The Country Rising Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which was established to support charitable initiatives to help victims of the September 2017 hurricanes — Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria. Additionally, the fund will now also envelop victims of the shooting in Las Vegas last week. In the course of rebuilding lives disrupted by these devastating events, there are immediate needs and there also will be long-term needs. This fund will strategically support both as they emerge.

For more information, visit: www.CountryRising.org.

About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.

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.

 

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® CELEBRATES ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & MORE AT 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM 

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® CELEBRATES ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & MORE AT 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ AT
NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM

MUSICAL TRIBUTE EVENT RECOGNIZED SPECIAL HONOREES & OFF-CAMERA CATEGORY WINNERS FROM THE 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

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Two-Hour Special to Air Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network

NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 23: Honorees Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, and George Strait attend the 11th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on August 23, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)

Earlier this evening, the Academy of Country Music® presented 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™. Portions of the event, held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, were taped for a two-hour special that will air on Friday, September 15 (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The event, sponsored by City National Bank, featured a star-studded lineup of live performances and award presentations celebrating Special Awards recipients 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 honored 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 Awards recipients Eric Church (Merle Haggard Spirit Award) and Willie Nelson (Poet’s Award) at a later date.

Highlights from the event include:

  • Hillary Scott opened the evening with a performance of “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” and was then joined by Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild for a powerful duet performance of “Does He Love You” for which they received a standing ovation. The duo then welcomed Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman for a special performance of “Little Rock” in tribute to Reba McEntire. Fairchild, Schlapman, and Scott then presented McEntire with the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.
  • Kelsea Ballerini performed “Legends” before receiving her award, which was presented to her by Lady Antebellum. Following her acceptance speech, Ballerini performed a medley of #1 hits including “Dibs,” “Love Me Like You Mean It,” and “Peter Pan.”
  • Chris Stapleton performed “When Did You Stop Loving Me,” and Alan Jackson performed a medley of “Marina Del Rey” and “The Fireman” in tribute to George Strait before he accepted his award to a standing ovation. Following his acceptance speech, Strait took the stage and performed “Here For A Good Time” to a dancing audience to close out the evening. Reigning Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean presented the award to Strait.
  • Chris Janson performed “A Boy Named Sue” and “Cover of the Rolling Stone” in tribute to Shel Silverstein, who received his award posthumously. Silverstein’s family friend Susan Nadler accepted the award from Janson on Silverstein’s behalf.
  • Toby Keith performed “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” and “Who’s Your Daddy?” after songwriter Jimmy Webb presented him with his award.
  • Maren Morris performed “Galveston” in tribute to the late Glen Campbell.
  • Brad Paisley performed “My Tennessee Mountain Home” in tribute to Dolly Parton.
  • Bobby Bones presented Bob Kingsley with his award, after which Thomas Rhett sang a medley of his hits “Die A Happy Man” and “Craving You.”
  • Songwriter Ross Copperman introduced Little Big Town, who performed “When Someone Stops Loving You,” written by Lori McKenna, before presenting McKenna with the award.
Additional off-camera highlights included:
  • Brett Young presented Studio Recording and Industry Award winners with their awards prior to the show taping.
  • Cassadee Pope presented the television series “Nashville” with the Tex Ritter Film Award. “Nashville” stars Clare Bowen and Charles Esten performed “Sanctuary” in a special moment before CMT’s Frank Tanki, Opry Entertainment’s Steve Buchanan, and Lionsgate’s Russell Ziecker accepted the award.
Presenters who took the stage at the event included Jason Aldean, Bobby Bones, Ross Copperman, Chris Janson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Cassadee Pope, Hillary Scott, Jimmy Webb, and Brett Young.Below is a full list of special award recipients:

SPECIAL AWARDS

Cliffie Stone ICON Award – George Strait has been chosen to receive the Cliffie Stone Icon Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader who throughout their career has advanced the popularity of the genre through their contributions in multiple facets of the industry such as songwriting, recording, production, touring, film, television, literary works, philanthropic contributions and other goodwill efforts.

With 61 No. 1 singles under his belt, George Strait has captivated the charts for longer than any other artist in any genre. Winning his first ACM Award for 1984’s Male Vocalist of the Year, “King George” went on to build his country kingdom one great song at a time. Now-classic hits like “Amarillo by Morning,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” “The Fireman,” “The Chair” and “Give It Away” established Strait’s smooth voice and no-nonsense style, making his live show a must-see event. Strait is one of the best-selling artists of all time with 100 million albums sold worldwide. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and was named the Academy’s Dick Clark Artist of the Decade in 2009.  Though he officially retired from the road after his Cowboy Rides Away tour wrapped in 2014, Strait continues to pack houses at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with his “2 Nights of Number 1s” show featuring all his number one hits performed live.

The Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award has been renamed the Cliffie Stone Icon Award.

Past recipients of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award include Alabama, Bob Beckham, Garth Brooks, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, The Judds,  Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Jerry Reed, Tex Ritter, Marty Robbins, Kenny Rogers, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs, The Statler Brothers, Mel Tillis, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty, Porter Wagoner, Keith Whitley, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr., Bob Wills and Dwight Yoakam, among others.

GARY HABER LIFTING LIVES AWARD – Dolly Parton has been chosen to receive the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry professional who is devoted to improving lives through the power of music, has a generosity of spirit, and is committed to serving others, voted on by the ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors.

Dolly Parton has held many titles over her storied 50-year career – singer, songwriter, actress, legend—but philanthropist is one that is close to her heart. Since her earliest days of stardom, Dolly has used her celebrity to support the causes she loves most. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library has to date provided 100 million books to preschool children in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2016, Parton stepped up to raise money for victims of the massive wildfires in her native East Tennessee. Hosting Smoky Mountains Rise, a three-hour telethon, Dolly helped raise more than $10 million for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund, which provided money for temporary housing for families that lost their homes in the fires.

The Humanitarian Award has been renamed/incorporated into the existing Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award.

Past recipients of the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award and Humanitarian Award include Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Lonestar, Martina McBride, Neal McCoy, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood.

GENE WEED MILESTONE AWARD – Kelsea Ballerini has been chosen as the recipient of the Gene Weed Milestone Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader for a specific, unprecedented or outstanding achievement in the field of country music during the preceding calendar year.

Kelsea Ballerini went straight to the top of the charts with her first single, 2014’s “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Her self-penned debut was just the beginning of her winning streak. Her next two singles, 2015’s “Dibs” and 2016’s “Peter Pan,” also went to No. 1, making Ballerini the first female solo artist to have three consecutive No. 1 singles from a debut album since Wynonna Judd in 1992.  Ballerini was named the ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year for 2015, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 59th Grammy Awards and came in at No. 2 on the Forbes “30 Under 30 – Music” list. Having wrapped up her first headlining tour, aptly titled “The First Time Tour,” Ballerini is currently working on a new album and is hitting the road with Thomas Rhett on his 2017 Home Team Tour.

The Crystal Milestone Award and Gene Weed Special Achievement Awards have been combined and renamed the Gene Weed Milestone Award.

Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Award and the Gene Weed Milestone Award include Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, George Burns, Kenny Chesney, Jeff Foxworthy, Merle Haggard, Gayle Holcomb, Loretta Lynn, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood.

Mae Boren Axton SERVICE Award – Bob Kingsley and Reba McEntire have been chosen as the recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Service Award. This award is presented to an outstanding country music artist, duo/group or industry leader in recognition of years of dedication and service to the Academy of Country Music.

One of the most recognizable radio voices in the world, Bob Kingsley has been a friend to both country fans and country artists for generations. As host and executive producer of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, the Texas resident has been inducted into both the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame. Early in his career as a young disc jockey at KFOX in Los Angeles, Kingsley became involved with the fledgling Academy of Country and Western Music, which would eventually be called the Academy of Country Music. He won the Academy’s On-Air Personality of the Year award for 1966 and 1967. He was first elected to the Academy’s board of directors in 1967. He has since won a third ACM trophy for National On-Air Personality of the Year (2006) and continues to serve on the board today, making Kingsley the Academy’s longest-serving board member.

For more than 30 years Reba McEntire has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Academy of Country Music. Hosting her first ACM Awards in 1986 at Knott’s Berry Farm, McEntire has returned to the ACM stage as a host for a record 14 times—-eight of those solo. A 14-time ACM Award winner (including 7 as ACM Female Vocalist of the Year), Reba has also been an avid supporter of the Academy’s charitable efforts, donating her time and talents to numerous ACM specials and other events supporting ACM Lifting Lives. In 2017, Reba partnered with the Academy and Omaze to offer a fan a chance to meet her backstage in Vegas, with proceeds from the auction going to ACM Lifting Lives.

The Mae Boren Axton Award has been renamed the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.

Past recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Award include Barry Adelman, John Dorris, Tim DuBois, Rod Essig, Gayle Holcomb, Jack Lameier, Marge Meoli, Paul Moore, Ray Pilzak, Gaynelle Pitts, Keith Urban, Gene Weed, Tommy Wiggins and David Young.

MERLE HAGGARD SPIRIT AWARD – Eric Church has been chosen to receive the Merle Haggard Spirit Award. This award is presented to a singer-songwriter who is continuing the legacy of country legend and 20-time ACM Award Winner Merle Haggard by following his/her own path, crafting great songs and epitomizing Merle’s spirit through genuine performances and great storytelling.

Over 12 years and five studio albums, Eric Church has established himself as an artist who stays true to an uncompromising path. As an intense performer and songwriter, he has brought to life the eternal themes of life, love and heartbreak in his own hellraising way through songs like “Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Springsteen,” “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Record Year.” He has also bucked convention in the way his recorded and live music is delivered. He surprised fans—and the media—with his 2015 album, Mr. Misunderstood, which landed in the mailboxes of his fan club members without any promotion first before going out to the general public and the media the next day. For the 2017 60-city “Holdin’ My Own Tour,” Church went out solo without a support act and played two sets himself. Church holds five ACM awards, including Album of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year, Video of the Year, New Solo Vocalist of the Year and the ACM Jim Reeves International Award.

Past recipients of the Merle Haggard Spirit Award include Miranda Lambert.

Poet’s Award – Toby Keith, Willie Nelson and Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) have been chosen to receive the Poet’s Award. This award is presented to a country music songwriter for outstanding and longstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their career, with special consideration given to a song or songs’ impact on the culture of country music.

Toby Keith has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and is routinely cited as one of country’s top businessmen with bars, restaurants, race horses and golf courses to his name, but it’s his accolades as a songwriter than mean the most to the Oklahoma native. Keith began writing as a teenager and charted his first self-penned No. 1 with his debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” Since then, he has pretty much ignored the Nashville tradition of cutting Music Row writers’ songs and personally written or co-written just about every song he’s ever recorded. Among the highlights of his two-decade hit-making career are blue-collar anthems “How Do You Like Me Now,” “Beer for My Horses,” “I Love This Bar” and “American Soldier.” A 12-time ACM Award winner, Keith was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.

Willie Nelson is an American treasure, and the songs he has written will stand the test of time. Writing since the age of six, the Texas native has penned tunes that are part of the very foundation of country music. His credits as a songwriter include classics for other artists including “Crazy” (Patsy Cline), “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Ray Price) and “Hello Walls” (Faron Young). He co-wrote the outlaw anthem “Good-Hearted Woman” with his friend Waylon Jennings. Nelson’s signature song, “On the Road Again,” won the Grammy for Best Country Song in 1980. Willie was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.

The late Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) is known the world over as the offbeat poet and cartoonist behind beloved children’s books Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, but he was also an accomplished songwriter. Silverstein penned inventive songs about unusual characters for a variety of artists, including “One’s On the Way” for Loretta Lynn, “Marie Laveau” for Bobby Bare and the classic rock anthem “Cover of the Rolling Stone” for Dr. Hook. He brought his madcap imagination to the song, “A Boy Named Sue,” which became a No. 1 hit for Johnny Cash. The song won the 1969 Grammy for Best Country Song. Silverstein died of a heart attack in 1999 at the age of 68. He was posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

Previous recipients of the Poet’s Award include Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, Guy Clark, Jack Clement, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Bob McDill, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Eddie Rabbitt (awarded posthumously), Fred Rose, Don Schlitz, Cindy Walker, Jimmy Webb and Hank Williams.

Tex Ritter FILM Award – “Nashville” has been chosen as the recipient of the Tex Ritter Film Award. This award recognizes an outstanding television movie, series or feature film released during the preceding calendar year which prominently features country music.

Now in its fifth season, “Nashville” continues to tell Music Row’s stories to a world-wide audience. Airing domestically on CMT and Hulu, the hour-long drama is seen in 225 territories around the globe. Main characters Deacon Clayborne, Will Lexington, Avery Barkley, Gunnar Scott and Scarlett O’Connor have made real-life music stars out of actors Charles Esten, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Claire Bowen. The cast has released 17 soundtrack albums on Big Machine Records and has toured regularly, playing to sold-out crowds in both the United States and abroad. The show has been credited as part of the recent tourism boom in the city of Nashville, which has seen an amazing increase in visitors over the past five years.

Past recipients of the Tex Ritter Film Award include Beer For My Horses, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Country Strong, Crazy Heart, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, O Brother, Where Art Thou, Sweet Dreams and Walk the Line, among others.

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD – Previously announced winner Lori McKenna – the first female to win this category ­– has been chosen as the recipient of the Songwriter of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual known predominately as a songwriter, selected by a Professional Panel of judges composed of songwriters, publishers, producers, and performing rights organization representatives.

Lori McKenna has never lived in Nashville, yet she’s gradually become one of the most sought-after co-writers in Music City. At her kitchen table in Stoughton, Massachusetts, she wrote a heartfelt message to her five kids in the form of “Humble and Kind.” Tim McGraw carried the song to No. 1, and it also led to McKenna winning her second consecutive Grammy for Country Song of the Year. The first one was for Little Big Town’s triple-platinum single, “Girl Crush.” One of McKenna’s earliest champions was Faith Hill, who recorded “Stealing Kisses” for 2005’s Fireflies. McKenna continued recording her own albums as more stars cut her songs, including Hunter Hayes (“I Want Crazy”) and Keith Urban (“The Luxury of Knowing”). She released a new album, The Bird & The Rifle, in 2016. The project received a Grammy nod for Best Americana Album, while “Wreck You” was up for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song. She is a co-writer on Little Big Town’s new single, “Happy People.”

Past recipients of the Songwriter of the Year Award include Ross Copperman, Dallas Davidson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Roger Miller.

INDUSTRY AWARDS

  • CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY: Foxwoods Resort and Casino – Mashantucket, CT
  • CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY: The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
  • FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR: Tortuga Music Festival – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR: Joe’s Live – Rosemont, IL
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY: Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY: Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
  • DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR: Lenore Kinder – AEG Live
  • PROMOTER OF THE YEAR – Ed Warm – Joe’s Live
STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS
(Note: ** Indicates a tie.)
  • BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Glenn Worf
  • DRUMMER OF THE YEAR – Miles McPherson
  • GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Tom Bukovac & Danny Rader**
  • PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dave Cohen
  • SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dan Dugmore
  • STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dan Dugmore
  • AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – Chuck Ainlay
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Jay Joyce

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

Tropicana Las Vegas To Host Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball℠ December 7-16, 2017!

 

TROPICANA LAS VEGAS TO HOST GARY LEFFEW’S BUCKING
BALL ℠ DECEMBER 7-16, 2017

Calling ALL Cowboys and Cowgirls! Local and tourist rodeo enthusiasts are invited to saddle up for Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball ℠ event at Tropicana Las Vegas this December. In honor of the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR), this ten day event will boot scoot into the Trinidad Pavilion and feature a series of nightly activities – for the ultimate Western lifestyle rodeo affair.

“We are honored to be a part of Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball ℠ and contributing to a monumental experience from this legendary professional rodeo personality,” said Aaron Rosenthal, VP and General Manager for Tropicana Las Vegas. “This is one of the many ways we are continuing to bring new and exciting experiences to Tropicana and more importantly to our guests.”

Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball ℠ will take place from December 7 through December 16, guests are invited to kick off the evening with a glimpse of the most prestigious rodeo event in the world with a special closed circuit viewing party, available nightly from 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., along with a WNFR-inspired pop up shop featuring cowboy inspired apparel and gifts for the rodeo enthusiast with hats, boots, belt buckles and accessories for purchase.

To adhere to the excitement of the rodeo, the true after-party event will kick off at 9:00 P.M. nightly and will feature live music from the legendary Texas Jamm Band featuring members of George Strait’s Ace in the Hole Band, as well as country recording artist, Scotty Alexander. In addition, guests will also be able to enjoy a rodeo arena style dance floor, drink specials, giveaways featuring exclusive offers including one of a kind six-string acoustic guitar autographed by multiple country stars and much, much more.

Eight time NFR qualifier Gary Leffewis a well known member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and a Hall of Fame inductee who was the PRCA World Champion Bull Rider in 1970. Gary is also an accomplished television actor and has appeared in episodes of Deadwood, among others. His efforts in the industry continue with his professional bull riding school located in Santa Maria, CA, which has produced more PRCA, Professional Bull Riders (PBR), Canadian and National High School Rodeo Association (NHSRA) champions and finals qualifiers than any other bull riding school in the country.

Gary Leffew’s Bucking Ball ℠ is a free event open to the public with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. nightly from December 7 to December 16, 2017.

For more information, please visit www.tropLV.com.

About Tropicana Las Vegas
Set on the famed Four Corners with commanding views of the Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas – a DoubleTree by Hilton is a Penn National Gaming destination and boasts stylish rooms, suites and luxury villas, complete with acclaimed restaurants, premier entertainment options and a 50,000-square-foot casino. The resort redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers by providing a casually elegant experience on The Strip, all with a South Beach rhythm and vibe. The property also features Glow® a Mandara Spa and fitness center, Laugh Factory Comedy Club and restaurants such as Bacio Italian Cuisine, Oakville Steakhouse, Beach Café, and Barista Café, Fresh Mix and South Beach Food Court, and will open Robert Irvine’s Public House summer 2017. For more information, visit www.troplv.com.

Academy of Country Music Announces Special Award Honorees

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES SPECIAL AWARD HONOREES
KELSEA BALLERINI, ERIC CHURCH, TOBY KEITH, BOB KINGSLEY, REBA McENTIRE, “NASHVILLE,” WILLIE NELSON, DOLLY PARTON, SHEL SILVERSTEIN AND GEORGE STRAIT

ACM HONORS™ TV SPECIAL TO TAPE AUGUST 23RD
FOR BROADCAST AT A LATER DATE ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
FOR 2ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today the winners of the Special Awards for the 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. Honorees will be celebrated during 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. The event will take place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and will be broadcast at a later date on the CBS Television Network.

Additional off-camera categories to be feted at ACM HONORS include to-be-announced Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards, along with previously announced Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna. McKenna is the first female to win in the ACM Songwriter of the Year category.

The Academy of Country Music Special Awards are voted on by the ACM Board of Directors for specific achievements. Please note that titles of select Special Awards have been updated, as noted within each category listed below. Recipients of Special Awards for the 11th Annual ACM HONORS include:

 

Cliffie Stone ICON Award – George Strait has been chosen to receive the Cliffie Stone Icon Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader who throughout their career has advanced the popularity of the genre through their contributions in multiple facets of the industry such as songwriting, recording, production, touring, film, television, literary works, philanthropic contributions and other goodwill efforts.

With 61 No. 1 singles under his belt, George Strait has captivated the charts for longer than any other artist in any genre. Winning his first ACM Award for 1984’s Male Vocalist of the Year, “King George” went on to build his country kingdom one great song at a time. Now-classic hits like “Amarillo by Morning,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” “The Fireman,” “The Chair” and “Give It Away” established Strait’s smooth voice and no-nonsense style, making his live show a must-see event. Strait is one of the best-selling artists of all time with 100 million albums sold worldwide. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and was named the Academy’s Dick Clark Artist of the Decade in 2009. Though he officially retired from the road after his Cowboy Rides Away tour wrapped in 2014, Strait continues to pack houses at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with his “2 Nights of Number 1s” show featuring all his number one hits performed live.

The Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award has been renamed the Cliffie Stone Icon Award.

Past recipients of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award include Alabama, Bob Beckham, Garth Brooks, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, The Judds, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Jerry Reed, Tex Ritter, Marty Robbins, Kenny Rogers, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs, The Statler Brothers, Mel Tillis, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty, Porter Wagoner, Keith Whitley, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr., Bob Wills and Dwight Yoakam, among others.

GARY HABER LIFTING LIVES AWARD – Dolly Parton has been chosen to receive the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry professional who is devoted to improving lives through the power of music, has a generosity of spirit, and is committed to serving others, voted on by the ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors.

Dolly Parton has held many titles over her storied 50-year career – singer, songwriter, actress, legend—but philanthropist is one that is close to her heart. Since her earliest days of stardom, Dolly has used her celebrity to support the causes she loves most. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library has to date provided 100 million books to preschool children in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2016, Parton stepped up to raise money for victims of the massive wildfires in her native East Tennessee. Hosting Smoky Mountains Rise, a three-hour telethon, Dolly helped raise more than $10 million for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund, which provided money for temporary housing for families that lost their homes in the fires.

The Humanitarian Award has been renamed/incorporated into the existing Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award.

Past recipients of the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award and Humanitarian Award include Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Lonestar, Martina McBride, Neal McCoy, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood.

GENE WEED MILESTONE AWARD – Kelsea Ballerini has been chosen as the recipient of the Gene Weed Milestone Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader for a specific, unprecedented or outstanding achievement in the field of country music during the preceding calendar year.

Kelsea Ballerini went straight to the top of the charts with her first single, 2014’s “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Her self-penned debut was just the beginning of her winning streak. Her next two singles, 2015’s “Dibs” and 2016’s “Peter Pan,” also went to No. 1, making Ballerini the first female solo artist to have three consecutive No. 1 singles from a debut album since Wynonna Judd in 1992. Ballerini was named the ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year for 2015, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 59th Grammy Awards and came in at No. 2 on the Forbes “30 Under 30 – Music” list. Having wrapped up her first headlining tour, aptly titled “The First Time Tour,” Ballerini is currently working on a new album and is hitting the road with Thomas Rhett on his 2017 Home Team Tour.

The Crystal Milestone Award and Gene Weed Special Achievement Awards have been combined and renamed the Gene Weed Milestone Award.

Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Award and the Gene Weed Milestone Award include Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, George Burns, Kenny Chesney, Jeff Foxworthy, Merle Haggard, Gayle Holcomb, Loretta Lynn, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood.

Mae Boren Axton SERVICE Award – Bob Kingsley and Reba McEntire have been chosen as the recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Service Award. This award is presented to an outstanding country music artist, duo/group or industry leader in recognition of years of dedication and service to the Academy of Country Music.

One of the most recognizable radio voices in the world, Bob Kingsley has been a friend to both country fans and country artists for generations. As host and executive producer of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, the Texas resident has been inducted into both the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame. Early in his career as a young disc jockey at KFOX in Los Angeles, Kingsley became involved with the fledgling Academy of Country and Western Music, which would eventually be called the Academy of Country Music. He won the Academy’s On-Air Personality of the Year award for 1966 and 1967. He was first elected to the Academy’s board of directors in 1967. He has since won a third ACM trophy for National On-Air Personality of the Year (2006) and continues to serve on the board today, making Kingsley the Academy’s longest-serving board member.

For more than 30 years Reba McEntire has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Academy of Country Music. Hosting her first ACM Awards in 1986 at Knott’s Berry Farm, McEntire has returned to the ACM stage as a host for a record 14 times—-eight of those solo. A 14-time ACM Award winner (including 7 as ACM Female Vocalist of the Year), Reba has also been an avid supporter of the Academy’s charitable efforts, donating her time and talents to numerous ACM specials and other events supporting ACM Lifting Lives. In 2017, Reba partnered with the Academy and Omaze to offer a fan a chance to meet her backstage in Vegas, with proceeds from the auction going to ACM Lifting Lives.

The Mae Boren Axton Award has been renamed the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.

Past recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Award include Barry Adelman, John Dorris, Tim DuBois, Rod Essig, Gayle Holcomb, Jack Lameier, Marge Meoli, Paul Moore, Ray Pilzak, Gaynelle Pitts, Keith Urban, Gene Weed, Tommy Wiggins and David Young.

MERLE HAGGARD SPIRIT AWARD – Eric Church has been chosen to receive the Merle Haggard Spirit Award. This award is presented to a singer-songwriter who is continuing the legacy of country legend and 20-time ACM Award Winner Merle Haggard by following his/her own path, crafting great songs and epitomizing Merle’s spirit through genuine performances and great storytelling.

Over 12 years and five studio albums, Eric Church has established himself as an artist who stays true to an uncompromising path. As an intense performer and songwriter, he has brought to life the eternal themes of life, love and heartbreak in his own hellraising way through songs like “Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Springsteen,” “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Record Year.” He has also bucked convention in the way his recorded and live music is delivered. He surprised fans—and the media—with his 2015 album, Mr. Misunderstood, which landed in the mailboxes of his fan club members without any promotion first before going out to the general public and the media the next day. For the 2017 60-city “Holdin’ My Own Tour,” Church went out solo without a support act and played two sets himself. Church holds five ACM awards, including Album of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year, Video of the Year, New Solo Vocalist of the Year and the ACM Jim Reeves International Award.

Past recipients of the Merle Haggard Spirit Award include Miranda Lambert.

Poet’s Award – Toby Keith, Willie Nelson and Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) have been chosen to receive the Poet’s Award. This award is presented to a country music songwriter for outstanding and longstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their career, with special consideration given to a song or songs’ impact on the culture of country music.

Toby Keith has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and is routinely cited as one of country’s top businessmen with bars, restaurants, race horses and golf courses to his name, but it’s his accolades as a songwriter than mean the most to the Oklahoma native. Keith began writing as a teenager and charted his first self-penned No. 1 with his debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” Since then, he has pretty much ignored the Nashville tradition of cutting Music Row writers’ songs and personally written or co-written just about every song he’s ever recorded. Among the highlights of his two-decade hit-making career are blue-collar anthems “How Do You Like Me Now,” “Beer for My Horses,” “I Love This Bar” and “American Soldier.” A 12-time ACM Award winner, Keith was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.

Willie Nelson is an American treasure, and the songs he has written will stand the test of time. Writing since the age of six, the Texas native has penned tunes that are part of the very foundation of country music. His credits as a songwriter include classics for other artists including “Crazy” (Patsy Cline), “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Ray Price) and “Hello Walls” (Faron Young). He co-wrote the outlaw anthem “Good-Hearted Woman” with his friend Waylon Jennings. Nelson’s signature song, “On the Road Again,” won the Grammy for Best Country Song in 1980. Willie was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.

The late Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) is known the world over as the offbeat poet and cartoonist behind beloved children’s books Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, but he was also an accomplished songwriter. Silverstein penned inventive songs about unusual characters for a variety of artists, including “One’s On the Way” for Loretta Lynn, “Marie Laveau” for Bobby Bare and the classic rock anthem “Cover of the Rolling Stone” for Dr. Hook. He brought his madcap imagination to the song, “A Boy Named Sue,” which became a No. 1 hit for Johnny Cash. The song won the 1969 Grammy for Best Country Song. Silverstein died of a heart attack in 1999 at the age of 68. He was posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

Previous recipients of the Poet’s Award include Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, Guy Clark, Jack Clement, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Bob McDill, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Eddie Rabbitt (awarded posthumously), Fred Rose, Don Schlitz, Cindy Walker, Jimmy Webb and Hank Williams.

Tex Ritter FILM Award – “Nashville” has been chosen as the recipient of the Tex Ritter Film Award. This award recognizes an outstanding television movie, series or feature film released during the preceding calendar year which prominently features country music.

Now in its fifth season, “Nashville” continues to tell Music Row’s stories to a world-wide audience. Airing domestically on CMT and Hulu, the hour-long drama is seen in 225 territories around the globe. Main characters Deacon Clayborne, Will Lexington, Avery Barkley, Gunnar Scott and Scarlett O’Connor have made real-life music stars out of actors Charles Esten, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Claire Bowen. The cast has released 17 soundtrack albums on Big Machine Records and has toured regularly, playing to sold-out crowds in both the United States and abroad. The show has been credited as part of the recent tourism boom in the city of Nashville, which has seen an amazing increase in visitors over the past five years.

Past recipients of the Tex Ritter Film Award include Beer For My Horses, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Country Strong, Crazy Heart, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, O Brother, Where Art Thou, Sweet Dreams and Walk the Line, among others.

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD – Previously announced winner Lori McKenna – the first female to win this category – has been chosen as the recipient of the Songwriter of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual known predominately as a songwriter, selected by a Professional Panel of judges composed of songwriters, publishers, producers, and performing rights organization representatives.

Lori McKenna has never lived in Nashville, yet she’s gradually become one of the most sought-after co-writers in Music City. At her kitchen table in Stoughton, Massachusetts, she wrote a heartfelt message to her five kids in the form of “Humble and Kind.” Tim McGraw carried the song to No. 1, and it also led to McKenna winning her second consecutive Grammy for Country Song of the Year. The first one was for Little Big Town’s triple-platinum single, “Girl Crush.” One of McKenna’s earliest champions was Faith Hill, who recorded “Stealing Kisses” for 2005’s Fireflies. McKenna continued recording her own albums as more stars cut her songs, including Hunter Hayes (“I Want Crazy”) and Keith Urban (“The Luxury of Knowing”). She released a new album, The Bird & The Rifle, in 2016. The project received a Grammy nod for Best Americana Album, while “Wreck You” was up for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song. She is a co-writer on Little Big Town’s new single, “Happy People.”

Past recipients of the Songwriter of the Year Award include Ross Copperman, Dallas Davidson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Roger Miller.

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 at a later date (date to be announced) 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.

Aaron Lewis Continues ‘Sinner’ Tour With Jam Packed Schedule

AARON LEWIS CONTINUES SINNER TOUR WITH JAM PACKED SCHEDULE

Aaron Lewis is starting 2017 where he ended 2016…with sold out performances this past weekend in Greensboro, Raleigh and Charlotte and an upcoming sold out schedule promoting his critically acclaimed album SINNER (Dot Records).

The self-proclaimed “Northern Redneck” and Staind frontman achieved critical and commercial success with SINNER earning him the #1 position on the Top 200 Albums, Top Country Albums and Top Digital Albums Charts upon release.

The 12-track project, voted one of Whiskey Riff’s 40 Best Country Albums of 2016, was recorded in only 16 hours at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios with producer Buddy Cannon (George Strait, Merle Haggard, George Jones). Lewis single-handedly penned eight of the songs, in addition to covering Chris Stapleton’s “Whiskey and You” and The Dixie Chicks’ “Travelin’ Soldier.” Lewis collaborates with Willie Nelson on the album’s title track while Grammy® Award-winning artists Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski and Vince Gill are also featured.

SINNER was also one of Billboard’s 10 Best Country Albums of 2016. “The no-holds-barred honesty of tracks such as “I Lost It All” and “Mama” were some of the finest writing from a male artist this year.” – Billboard

The Boot raves, “Aaron Lewis shows a surprising understanding and respect for country music with his latest album, SINNER. Drawing from his childhood influences of listening to country music in his grandfather’s car, SINNER shows Aaron’s abilities as a singer, songwriter, musician and stylist. SINNER might just be the record that propels Aaron to a permanent place in country music.” Maverick Magazine’s Eric Dahl concurs, “Aaron Lewis brings a raw honesty to his songs on the new album SINNER that Country Music radio hasn’t heard in a long time. The imagery of the lyrics sucks you in, but his mournful voice and guitar keep you!”

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.AaronLewisMusic.com.

Aaron Lewis On Tour
Jan. 20 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, Ga.
Jan. 21 – Blind Horse Saloon – Greenville, S.C.
Jan. 22 – Montgomery Performing Arts Centre -Montgomery, Ala.
Jan. 25 – The Joy Theater – New Orleans, La.
Jan. 26 – Banita Creek Hall – Nacogdoches, Texas
Jan. 27 – Cowboys Dance Hall – San Antonio, Texas
Jan. 28 – Billy Bob’s – Fort Worth, Texas
Jan. 29 – 2017 Karbach Cook Off @ Lucky’s Pub – Houston, Texas
Feb. 01 – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, Md.
Feb. 02 – Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, Pa.
Feb. 03 – House of Blues Boston – Boston, Mass.
Feb. 04 – Town Ballroom – Buffalo, N.Y.
Feb. 09 – House of Blues – Orlando, Fla.
Feb. 10 – The Dallas Bull – Tampa, Fla.
Feb. 11 – The Ranch – Fort Myers, Fla.
Feb. 12 – Seminole Hard Rock – Hollywood, Fla.
Feb. 16 – Louisville Palace – Louisville, Ky.
Feb. 17 – The Fillmore – Detroit, Mich.
Feb. 18 – Rusty Spur – Fort Wayne, Ind.
Feb. 24 – The Blue Note – Columbia, Mo.
Feb. 25 – Orpheum Theater – Madison, Wisc.
Feb. 26 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, Minn.
Feb. 27 – Green Bay Distillery – Green Bay, Wisc.
March 02 – Iron City – Birmingham, Ala.
March 03 – Riverdome At Horseshoe Casino – Bossier City, La.
March 04 – Hard Rock Live – Biloxi, Miss.
March 10 – Limelight Eventplex – Peoria, Ill.
March 11 – Joe’s Live – Rosemont, Ill.
March 12 – VooDoo Lounge At Harrah’s Casino – Kansas City, Mo.
March 18 – Riverwind Casino Showplace Theatre – Norman, Okla.
March 19 – Horseshoe Casino – Tunica – Robinsonville, Miss.
March 31 – Firekeepers Casino – Battle Creek, Mich.
April 01 – Cotton Eyed Joe – Knoxville, Tenn.
April 07 – Turning Stone Resort & Casino – Verona, N.Y.
April 19 – House of Blues – San Diego, Calif.
April 21 – Silver Legacy Casino – Reno, Nev.
April 22 – Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort – Jackson, CA
April 23 – Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort – Jackson, Calif.
April 28 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, N.J.
April 29 – Mountaineer Casino – Chester, W.Va.
May 28 – Foxwoods Resort Casino – Mashantucket, Conn.
June 24 – Choctaw Casino Resort – Durant, Okla.

MGM Resorts International Monthly Entertainment Listings

MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS

 

T-MOBILE ARENA

 

T-Mobile Arena, the new 20,000-seat venue located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, opened April 6, 2016. The arena will host more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and other sporting events, family shows and special events. T-Mobile Arena will welcome a National Hockey League expansion team in the fall of 2017 – Las Vegas’ first professional sports team. The city’s newest landmark features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none.

 

GWEN STEFANI WITH SPECIAL GUEST EVE

Date:                                       Friday, Aug. 19

Time:                                       7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $39.95, $59.95, $99.95 and $149.95 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.           

 

UFC 202:  DIAZ vs. MCGREGOR 2

  • California’s Nate Diaz takes on Irish sensation Conor McGregor in a welterweight rematch in the UFC 202 main event.
  • 2 light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson fights No. 3 Glover Teixeira in the co-main event.

Date:                                       Saturday, Aug. 20

Time:                                       3:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     $215, $365, $515, $665, $865 and $1,265

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.           

 

SLIPKNOT WITH MARILYN MANSON

Date:                                       Sunday, Aug. 21

Time:                                       7:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     $30, $40, $50 and $65 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.           

 

 

COLDPLAY WITH SPECIAL GUEST ALESSIA CARA

Date:                                       Thursday, Sept. 1

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $29.50, $49.50, $79.50, $129.50 and $179.50 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.           

 

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GEORGE STRAIT: STRAIT TO VEGAS

Dates:                                      September 9 – 10; December 2 – 3

February 17 – 18, 2017

Time:                                       All shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $75, $100, $150 and $200 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com, straittovegas.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

DRAKE WITH SPECIAL GUEST FUTURE

Date:                                       Sunday, Sept. 11

Time:                                       7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $49.50, $69.50, $99.50 and $179.50 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • The iconic lineup will feature performances by U2, Sting, Drake, Britney Spears, Sam Hunt, twenty one pilots, Billy Idol, Florida Georgia Line, OneRepublic, Sia, Zedd, Tears for Fears, Ariana Grande, Pitbull and Usher.

Dates:                                      September 23 – 24

Times:                                     7:15 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $150 (not including applicable service charges)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

FROZEN FURY 18

  • Los Angeles Kings vs. Dallas Stars (Friday, Oct. 7)
  • Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche (Saturday, Oct. 8)

Dates:                                     October 7 – 8

Times:                                     7 p.m.

Prices:                                                 $39, $49, $69, $95, $115 and $150

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

LA LAKERS IN LAS VEGAS

  • Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings (Thursday, Oct. 13)
  • Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors (Saturday, Oct. 15)

Dates/Times:                           Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $25, $42, $55, $80, $105, $155, $500 and $550

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

THE ROLLING STONES

Date:                                       Wednesday, Oct. 19

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $75, $150, $250, $350, $450 and $750 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

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KEITH URBAN WITH BRETT ELDREDGE & MAREN MORRIS

Date:                                       Friday, Oct. 21

Time:                                       7:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     $39.95, $49.95, $69.95 and $115 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH AND SHINEDOWN

Date:                                       Friday, Oct. 28

Time:                                       6:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     $46, $56 and $66 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

KANYE WEST

Date:                                       Saturday, Oct. 29

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $29.50, $69, $79, $99 and $175 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

2016 PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS (PBR) BUILT FORD TOUGH WORLD FINALS

  • The top professional bull riders in the world will compete to become the 2016 PBR World Champion.
  • The winner will take home not only the coveted World Championship buckle, but a $1 million bonus.

Dates/Times:                           November 2 – 4 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m.

Prices:                                     Individual ticket prices start at $45.24 (not including applicable service fees) and

series ticket prices start at $226.20 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

2016 LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS

Date:                                       Thursday, Nov. 17

Time:                                       5 p.m.

Prices:                                     TBD

Buy:                                        TBD

 

CARRIE UNDERWOOD WITH SPECIAL GUESTS EASTON CORBIN AND THE SWON BROTHERS

Date:                                       Saturday, Nov. 26

Time:                                       7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $49.50 and $79.50 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

UNLV VS. DUKE COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Date:                                       Saturday, Dec. 10

Time:                                       5 p.m.

Prices:                                     $25, $35, $50, $100, $150, $350 and $500

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at the T-Mobile Arena box office.

 

CBS SPORTS CLASSIC BASKETBALL

  • North Carolina vs. Kentucky and UCLA vs. Ohio State will play in the 2016 CBS Sports Classic.

Date:                                       Saturday, Dec. 17

Time:                                       5 p.m.

Prices:                                     TBD

Buy:                                       TBD

 

THE PARK

 

THE PARK ENTERTAINMENT

  • An eclectic blend of restaurants, bars and entertainment tucked into rich desert landscaping, The Park has become a central gathering place on The Strip’s west side connecting New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts as well as the new 20,000-seat world-class T-Mobile Arena.

 

  • The new outdoor destination will feature nightly entertainment from approximately 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. including acts such as The Paul Charles Band, Tony Marques Band, Ashley Red, flamenco guitarists, salsa dancers, saxophone players, classical guitarists, jazz performers and flute players.

 

PAINT IN THE PARK

  • The last Wednesday of each month, guests are invited to eat, mingle and paint in The Park.
  • Guests can paint one of four Las Vegas themed paintings while enjoying fresh air and beautiful Strip views.

Time:                                       6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Prices:                                     $25 includes the cost of all art supplies.

Buy:                                        To purchase a ticket, visit Pinot Palette online or pay upon arrival with cash or credit card. The event is open to the public and no reservations are required.

 

TOSHIBA PLAZA

 

LAS VEGAS 3-ON-3

  • Hoopfest, the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, will host the first Las Vegas event on top of the New York-New York parking garage.

Dates:                                      October 14 – 16  

Times:                                     TBD

Prices:                                     Elite Divisions $200: male open; male 6 ft and under; female open

Standard Divisions $160: adult male; adult female and adult co-ed

High School $160: male, female and co-ed grades 9 through 12 as of September 2016

Buy:                                        Online registration will be available at lasvegas3on3.com

 

LAS VEGAS VILLAGE

 

With prime real estate at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, the Las Vegas Village sits directly across from Luxor functioning as a 15-acre entertainment, sports and festival outdoor venue. The Village is capable of hosting more than 20,000 guests while providing a quality event experience.

 

THE DAYTIME VILLAGE AT THE 2016 iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL

  • The 2016 Daytime Village will feature live performances by both popular and emerging artists including Alessia Cara, Sam Hunt, Good Charlotte, Cold War Kids and The Chainsmokers, with more to be announced.
  • The daytime event also will feature fan zones and interactive experiences hosted by iHeartRadio’s brand partners.

Date:                                       Saturday, Sept. 24

Time:                                       Gates are scheduled to open at 11 a.m.

Price:                                      $39 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, iHeartRadio.com or at any MGM Resorts box office.

 

 

ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL

  • The three-day, two-stage festival will be headlined by country music superstars Luke Bryan, Toby Keith and Brad Paisley as well as Little Big Town, Chris Young and more.

Dates:                                      September 30 – October 2

Time:                                       Gates are scheduled to open at 2 p.m. daily

Prices:                                     Three-day passes start at $199 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, rt91harvest.com or at any MGM Resorts box office.

BELLAGIO

“O” THEATRE

 

“O” BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

  • “O” is an aquatic tapestry of artistry, surrealism and theatrical romance by world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers and divers performing in, on and above water.
  • “O” features a cast of 85 artists from around the world.

Dates:                                      Wednesday – Sunday

Dark:                                      Monday and Tuesday

Times:                                     7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Performances:      Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Dark Dates:          August 8 – 9

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $109 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) and VIP suite tickets are $295 per person (not including applicable taxes and service fees) and must be purchased in pairs.

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at the “O” box office or online at cirquedusoleil.com/o or bellagio.com.

 

NIGHTCLUBS AND LOUNGES

 

THE BANK NIGHTCLUB

Dates:                                      Thursday – Sunday

Hours:                                     Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 588-5656 for more information

Note:                                       The Bank hosts “Industry Sundays” which includes complimentary admission for locals.

 

HYDE BELLAGIO

Dates/Hours:                          Lounge:  Daily from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

                                                Nightclub:  Tuesday – Wednesday; Friday – Saturday:  10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age    or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 693-8700 for more information

Notes:

  • Hyde Bellagio hosts “Lost Angels” Insider Tuesdays, an evening that pays homage to the culture, music and style of Los Angeles.
  • Hyde Bellagio’s newest concept, “Infamous Wednesdays,” is a night filled with tasty libations and sizzling sounds.
  • One Sunday each month, Hyde Bellagio hosts “XIV Vegas Sessions.”

 

 

PETROSSIAN BAR

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     24 hours

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 693-7111 for more information

Note:                                       Live pianist performance times can be found at bellagio.com.          

 

 

LILY BAR & LOUNGE

Dates/Hours:                          Monday – Friday:  5 p.m. to 4 a.m.

                                                Saturday:  11 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Sunday:  10 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                 Call (702) 693-8393 for more information

 

 

ARIA

NIGHTLIFE

 

JEWEL NIGHTCLUB

  • Continuing with the next generation of luxury entertainment offerings, the JEWEL experience merges the intimate, exclusive atmosphere of the physical space with state-of-the-art, LED technology to deliver an immersive nightlife experience, cut and polished to perfection.
  • The multi-level venue encompasses a main club with an overlooking mezzanine level complete with five unique and secluded suites situated above the dance floor, each with its own exclusive entry.

Dates:                                      Thursday – Saturday; Monday

Hours:                                     Doors open at 10 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or

older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 590-7111 for more information

 

LIFT BAR

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     24 hours

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 590-7111 for more information

 

ALIBI ULTRA LOUNGE

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     12 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

 

DAYLIFE

 

LIQUID POOL LOUNGE

Dates:                                      Wednesday – Sunday

Hours:                                     11 a.m. to close

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 590-7111 for more information.

VDARA

 

LOUNGES

 

VICE VERSA PATIO AND LOUNGE

Dates/Hours:                          Sunday – Thursday:  11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Friday – Saturday:  11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 590-2111 for more information

 

 

MGM GRAND

MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

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DEMI LOVATO AND NICK JONAS

Date:                                       Saturday, Aug. 13

Time:                                       7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $29.95, $59.95, $79.95 and $99.95 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

ALEJANDRO FERNÁNDEZ

Date:                                       Thursday, Sept. 15

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     $69, $75, $99, $175 and $225 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

MANÁ

Date:                                       Friday, Sept. 16

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $51, $90, $135, $165, $251 and $265 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

BLACK SABBATH: THE END

Date:                                       Saturday, Sept. 17

Time:                                       7:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     $49.50, $65, $95 and $179 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

HALL & OATES

Date:                                       Saturday, Sept. 23

Time:                                       7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $45, $65, $95 and $125 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

 

BAD BOY FAMILY REUNION TOUR

  • With a combined 38 platinum and multi-platinum selling records, the Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour will give fans a hit-fueled live experience, bringing their signature styles together for the first time ever.
  • R&B and hip-hop sensations will include Puff Daddy, Lil Kim, Mase, French Montana, and more.

Date:                                       Saturday, Oct. 1

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $39.50, $59.50, $79.50 and $150 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

JIMMY BUFFETT

Date:                                       Saturday, Oct. 15

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $40, $70, $107 and $212 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

PHISH

Dates:                                      October 28 – 31

Time:                                       7:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets are available for $65 (not including applicable service fees) and go on sale Thursday, Aug. 18 at noon. A four-day package also will be available for $260 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets can be reserved at tickets.phish.com.

 

AMY GRANT & MICHAEL SMITH

Date:                                       Saturday, Nov. 12

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $30, $50, $70 and $85 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

ANDREA BOCELLI

ANDREA BOCELLI

Date:                                       Saturday, Dec. 3

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $82, $133, $205.50, $289 and $418.25 (not including applicable handling fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

TIM MCGRAW

Date:                                       Saturday, Dec .10

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     $79.50, $99.50 and $130 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at axs.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

DAVID COPPERFIELD THEATER

 

DAVID COPPERFIELD

Dates:                                      August 8 – 31; September 1 – 8; 21 – 30; October 1 – 9; 16 – 30;

                                                November 7 – 30; December 7 – 31

Times:                                     Sunday – Friday:  7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Saturday:  4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     $69.99, $79.99 and $99.99 (not including applicable service charges and taxes);

VIP Meet-and-Greet packages which include front row seating, a photograph with Copperfield and a signed souvenir photo, are available for $199 (plus handling fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

 

RODNEY CARRINGTON

Dates:                                      December 1 – 10

Time:                                       10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $59.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB

 

Dates:                                      Nightly

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Prices:                                     $39, $49 and $59 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mgmgrand.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

Notes:                                      Prices are $59, $69 and $79 when Garrett is scheduled to perform.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to attend.

Garrett’s scheduled appearance dates are August 15 – 21;

September 5 – 10; 19 – 25; and October 3 – 9; 17 – 18; 20 – 24.

 

MIKE TYSON UNDISPUTED TRUTH – LIVE ON STAGE

Dates:                                      Select dates Thursday, Sept. 8 – Sunday, Oct. 23

Time:                                       10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets are on sale and start at $54.95 (not including applicable service charges and taxes). Special VIP Knock Out Packages are available for $249.95 (not including applicable service charges and taxes) and include a VIP ticket, a souvenir photo with Tyson, taken during the post-show meet and greet, and a one-of-a-kind souvenir VIP lanyard.

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mgmgrand.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

KÀ THEATRE

 

KÀ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

  • KÀ, the unprecedented epic production by Cirque du Soleil, takes adventures to an all-new level.
  • The show features a dynamic theatrical landscape, as an entire empire appears on KÀ’s colossal stage, and a captivating display of aerial acrobatics envelops the audience.
  • The show’s title is inspired by the ancient Egyptian belief in the “ka,” an invisible spiritual duplicate of the body that accompanies every human being throughout this life and into the next.

Dates:                                      Saturday – Wednesday           

Dark:                                      Thursday and Friday

Times:                                     7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Dark Dates:          September 8 – 16

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at the KÀ box office or online at cirquedusoleil.com/ka or mgmgrand.com.

Note:                                       KÀ Theatre Spectacular, a free open house that highlights KÀ’s impressive work, inspiration and unprecedented technology, is held every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

 

 

JABBAWOCKEEZ THEATER

JABBAWOCKEEZ

Dates:                                      Thursday – Monday

Dark:                                      Tuesday and Wednesday

Times:                                     7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Performances:      Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Dark Dates:          September 6 – 14

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $49.99 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mgmgrand.com or at any MGM Grand box office.

 

NIGHTLIFE

 

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS

Dates/Hours:                          Wednesday – Friday; Sunday:  Doors open at 10 p.m.

Saturday:  Doors open at 9 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                 Call (702) 891-3838 for more information

Note:                                       Hakkasan is now open every Wednesday for “Ling Ling Wednesdays.” Every Thursday, Hakkasan Nightclub hosts its signature industry event, “RISE Thursdays.”

 

DAYLIFE

 

WET REPUBLIC ULTRA POOL

Dates:                                      Thursday – Monday

Hours:                                     11 a.m. to close

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of

age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                     Call (702) 891-3563 for more information

 

ENTERTAINMENT LOUNGES AND DINING

 

WHISKEY DOWN

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     24 hours

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 891-1111 for more information

 

CENTRIFUGE

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     24 hours

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 891-1111 for more information

 

LOBBY BAR

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     24 hours

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 891-1111 for more information

 

 

ROUGE

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     5 p.m. to 2 a.m.  

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 891-1111 for more information

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

CSI: THE EXPERIENCE

Dates/Times:                           Daily; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)

Prices:                                     $28 per person (12 years and older); $21 per person (ages 4 – 11); second re-entry is priced at $13 and second and third re-entry together are priced at $16 with proof of prior admission; not including service fees,

***Nevada residents with valid ID receive a $5 discount.

Additional Information:         CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles. For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-7006 or go online to mgmgrand.com or csiexhibit.com.

Note:                                       Guests can choose three attractions from the below five and pay only $57. Tickets can be purchased at participating MGM Resorts International box offices or by calling (866) 606-7111. Participating attractions include: CSI: The Experience, Shark Reef Aquarium, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Bodies…The Exhibition, The Roller Coaster and The Adventuredome.

 

MANDALAY BAY

MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER

 

JOURNEY AND THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

Date:                                       Saturday, Aug. 27

Time:                                       7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $49.50, $69.50, $99.50, $149.50 and $199.50 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

JUAN GABRIEL

Date:                                       Friday, Sept. 16

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable services fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

JULION ALVAREZ Y SU NORTEñA BANDA

Date:                                       Saturday, Sept. 17

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     $69, $89, $109, $149 and $180 (not including applicable services fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

SIA WITH SPECIAL GUEST MIGUEL

Date:                                       Friday, Oct. 7

Time:                                       7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $35, $65, $85 and $149.50 (not including applicable services fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

BARRETT JACKSON

Dates:                                      October 13 – 15

Time:                                       Doors open at 8 a.m.

Prices:                                     Passes start at $10 (not including applicable services fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

PROPHETS OF RAGE

Date:                                       Friday, Oct. 14

Time:                                       7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $20, $45, and $69.50 (not including applicable services fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 Maroon 5

MAROON 5

Dates:                                      December 30 – 31

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     $99.50, $130, $185 and $250 (not including applicable service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

MANDALAY BAY BEACH CONCERT SERIES

 

Concert-goers are invited to bring blankets, sit on the beach or wade in the surf of Mandalay Bay’s 1.6-million-gallon wave pool as some of entertainment’s biggest names perform from the Mandalay Bay Beach stage.

 

REBELUTION

Date:                                       Thursday, Aug. 18

Time:                                       7:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $39.10 (not including applicable service charges)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

HUEY LEWIS AND THE NEWS

Date:                                       Friday, Aug. 19

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $49.50 (not including applicable service charges)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

THE GO-GO’S

Date:                                       Friday, Aug. 26

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $39.50 (not including applicable service charges)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

MY2K WITH 98 DEGREES, O TOWN, DREAM & RYAN CABRERA

Date:                                       Saturday, Aug. 27

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $39.50 (not including applicable service charges)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

 

LOST ‘80S LIVE

  • Bands including A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Cutting Crew, Berlin, Nu Shooz, Tommy Tutone, Annabells’ Bow Wow Wow and Farrington and Mann the Original “When In Rome UK” will bring back the iconic sounds of the ‘80s for Lost ‘80s Live.

 

Date:                                       Saturday, Sept. 10

Time:                                       9 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $35 (not including applicable service charges)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

REGGAE ON THE BAY

  • Performers including Common Kings, Maxi Priest, Fortunate Youth, Hirie, Freddie McGregor, Sister Carol, Lady Reiko, and DJ Green Lion will play throughout the two-day festival.

 

Dates:                                      October 1 – 2

Time:                                       7:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $35 (not including applicable service charges)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or at any Mandalay Bay box office.

 

MICHAEL JACKSON ONE THEATRE

 

MICHAEL JACKSON ONE BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

  • Michael Jackson ONE is a state-of-the-art visual and audio experience creating a theatrical evocation of Jackson’s creative genius.
  • Guided and inspired by his music, four misfits set out on a transformative adventure. By journey’s end, they will personify Michael’s agility, courage, playfulness and love.

Dates:                                      Friday – Tuesday

Times:                                     7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Dark:                                      Wednesday and Thursday

Additional Performances:      Thursday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Dark Date:                        Tuesday, Aug. 23                   

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets can be purchased at the Michael Jackson ONE Theatre box office or online at cirquedusoleil.com/one or mandalaybay.com.

 

HOUSE OF BLUES

 

BILLY IDOL: FOREVER

Dates:                                      September 2 – 3, 7, 9 – 10; October 12, 14 – 15, 19, 21 – 22

Time:                                       All shows begin at 7 p.m.

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $79.50 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or the House of Blues box office.

 

CARLOS SANTANA

Dates:                                      September 14, 16 – 18, 21, 23 – 25; November 2, 4 – 6, 9, 11 – 13

Time:                                       All shows begin at 8 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $99.50 (not including applicable service charges)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or the House of Blues box office.

 

 

HEART

Dates:                                      October 6 – 8

Time:                                       All shows begin at 7 p.m.

Prices:                                     $55 general admission and $69.50 reserved seating (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mandalaybay.com or the House of Blues box office.

 

HOUSE OF BLUES CONCERT CALENDAR

All tickets are subject to additional facility fee and service charges. Some restrictions may apply to select shows. Tickets can be purchased at the House of Blues Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at (877) 632-7400 or

(702) 632-7600. House of Blues offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and opens at 8 a.m. Contact the House of Blues box office at (702) 632-7600 for additional information.

 

DATE/DOORS OPEN                        ACT                                                                PRICES STARTING AT

September 1 at 7 p.m.              Zakk Wylde With Otherwise And Jared                       $25 (18 years of age or older)

James Nichols

 

September 4 at 8:30 p.m.         ORISHAS                                                        $43 (18 years of age or older)

 

September 12 at 7 p.m.                        Strip-Searched Comedy Show                         $12 (21 years of age or older)

 

September 22 at 6 p.m.                        MOLOTOV                                                     $35 (18 years of age or older)

 

September 30 at 7:30 p.m.       THE SPECIALS                                               $35 (18 years of age or older)

 

NIGHTLIFE

 

LIGHT NIGHTCLUB

Dates/Hours:                          Wednesday; Friday – Saturday: Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges will apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call 702-632-4700 for more information

Note:                                       Every Wednesday, LIGHT Nightclub hosts its Industry Night, “Blow Out Wednesdays.”

 

1923 BOURBON BAR

Dates/Hours:                          Friday – Saturday:  Opens at 7 p.m.

Admission:                              Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 912-4001 for more information

 

EYECANDY SOUND LOUNGE & BAR

Dates:                                                  Daily

Hours:                                     eyecandy bar:  Opens at 3 p.m.

eyecandy sound lounge:  Opens at 3 p.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 632-7985 for more information

MIZUYA

Dates/Hours:                          Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 a.m.

Sunday: 9 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 632-6112 for more information

Note:                                       For a complete list of live music performances, visit mandalaybay.com. 

 

ORCHID LOUNGE

 

Dates/Hours:                          Tuesday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Friday – Saturday: 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 632-7777 for more information

Note:                                       For a complete list of live music performances, visit mandalaybay.com.

 

FOUNDATION ROOM

Dates:                                      Nightly

Hours:                                     Lounge Hours:                         Opens at 5 p.m.

                                                Dining Room Hours:    Sunday – Thursday:  6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday and Saturday:  6 p.m.  – 11 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 632-7614 for more information

Note:                                       Foundation Room has a membership program with exclusive benefits. To learn more about the services included in a Foundation Room membership or to schedule a personal tour, call (702) 632-4775.

 

DAYLIFE

 

DAYLIGHT BEACH CLUB

Dates:                                      Thursday – Sunday

Hours:                                     11 a.m. to close

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call 702-632-4700 for more information

 

MOOREA BEACH CLUB

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 632-7777 for more information

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

SHARK REEF AQUARIUM

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     Sunday – Thursday:  10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday:  10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

(last entry is one hour prior to close)

Admission:                              Adults:  $20; Children (4–12 years):  $14; Children (3 and under): Complimentary

Annual passes can be purchased; Adults: $40; Children (4–12 years):  $25; Children (3 and under):  Complimentary

***Nevada Resident Discount:  present valid I.D. at the box office and receive a discounted admission price.

Contact:                                  For more information, call (702) 632-4555 or visit mandalaybay.com or sharkreef.com.

 

 

SEA MONSTERS REVEALED AT SHARK REEF AQUARIUM

  • The world’s largest exhibition of uniquely preserved sea creatures takes center stage with Sea Monsters Revealed at Shark Reef Aquarium.
  • Through the use of a revolutionary polymer preservation technique, commonly known as plastination, guests get to see the outside and inside of some of the sea’s most magnificent inhabitants.
  • The exhibition features an 18-foot, 3,000-pound whale shark along with a 15-foot-long mako shark and giant sunfish among its more than 18 full-body sea creatures.
  • Additional displays include 150 individual organs and smaller specimens such as tropical fish, crustaceans and octopuses.

 

Dates:                                     Open through October 31, 2016

Hours:                                    Sunday – Thursday:  9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday:  9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission:                             $12 for the Sea Monsters exhibition only; $5 for guests who also purchase a ticket to Shark Reef Aquarium

Contact:                                 For more information, call (702) 632-4555 or visit mandalaybay.com or sharkreef.com.

 

*** Guests can choose three attractions from the below five and pay only $57. Tickets can be purchased at participating MGM Resorts International box offices or by calling (866) 606-7111. Participating attractions include: CSI: The Experience, Shark Reef Aquarium, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Bodies…The Exhibition, The Roller Coaster and The Adventuredome.

 

 

DELANO LAS VEGAS

 

FRANKLIN

  • Every Saturday Franklin hosts “Chords & Cocktails” from 6 – 9 p.m. featuring live music and a specialty cocktail pairing available for purchase. Admission is complimentary.

Dates:                                                  Daily

Hours:                                     10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 632-7777 for more information.

 

SKYFALL LOUNGE

Dates/Hours:                          Monday – Thursday:  5 p.m. to midnight

                                                Friday – Saturday:  5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 632-7777 for more information.

 

 

THE MIRAGE

 

LOVE THEATRE

THE BEATLES LOVE BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

  • The show brings together the magic of Cirque du Soleil with the spirit and passion of the most beloved rock group of all time – The Beatles.
  • The show explores the essence of love that John, Paul, George and Ringo inspired during their astonishing adventure together.
  • The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil recently celebrated its 10th
  • Dates:                                      Thursday – Monday
  • Dark:                                      Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Times:                                     7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
  • Additional Dark Dates:          August 23 – 31
  • Prices:                                     Tickets start at $79 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
  • Buy:                                        Tickets are available at the LOVE box office or online at mirage.com, cirquedusoleil.com/love or thebeatles.com.

 

TERRY FATOR THEATRE

 

TERRY FATOR: THE VOICE OF ENTERTAINMENT

Dates:                                      Monday – Thursday

Dark:                                      Friday – Sunday

Additional Performances:      Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Additional Dark Dates:          August 8 – 14

Time:                                      7:30 p.m.

Prices:                                                 $59.99, $79.99, $99.99, $129 and $149 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); the Terry Fator MVP “Most Valuable Package” experience is available for $149.99 per ticket (plus tax and service fees) and includes premium seating, an autographed photo, a souvenir show program and a 32-ounce cocktail.

***Military Discount: present valid I.D. at the box office and receive 40% off tickets

(limited to four tickets)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mirage.com or at any of The Mirage box offices.

Boyz II Men

BOYZ II MEN

Dates:                                      September 16 – 18; 30

October 1 – 2; 7 – 9; 14 – 16; 21 – 23

November 3 – 5; 11; 13; 18 – 20; 24 – 26

Time:                                      All shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Prices:                                                 Tickets start at $39.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); the Boyz II Men VIP Package is available for $149.99 per ticket (not including applicable taxes and service fees) and includes premium seating, a commemorative lanyard, a

Meet & Greet and photo with the group.

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at mirage.com or at any of The Mirage box offices.

 

 

ACES OF COMEDY SERIES

 

Tickets are available at mirage.com or at any of The Mirage box offices. Children over the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (18 years of age or older). Children under 16 are not permitted. Additional age restrictions as noted below.

 

GEORGE LOPEZ

Dates:                                      August 12 – 13

Times:                                     Both shows begin at 10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $59.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Note:                                       Guests must be 18 years of age or older to attend.

 

RON WHITE

Dates:                                      August 19 – 20; September 9 – 10; October 21 – 22; December 2 – 3, 9 – 10

Times:                                     All shows begin at 10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $59.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

CHRIS D’ELIA

Dates/Times:                           Friday, Aug. 26:  10 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27:  9 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $39.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

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HOWIE MANDEL

Date:                                       Friday, Sept. 2

Time:                                       10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $39.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

BILL MAHER

Dates/Times:                           Saturday, Sept. 3:  9 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 4:  8 p.m.

September 30 – October 1:  Both shows begin at 10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $59.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

GABRIEL IGLESIAS

Dates:                                      September 16 – 17

Times:                                     All shows begin at 10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $59.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

RAY ROMANO AND DAVID SPADE

Dates:                                      September 23 – 24; November 11 – 12

Times:                                     All shows begin at 10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $79.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

NICK SWARDSON

Date:                                       Friday, Oct. 7

Time:                                       10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $49.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

TIM ALLEN

Dates:                                      Saturday, Oct. 8; November 4 – 5

Times:                                     All shows begin at 10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $59.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

WAYNE BRADY

Date:                                       Friday, Nov. 18

Time:                                       10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $39.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

JAY LENO

Dates:                                      Saturday, Nov. 19

Times:                                     All shows begin at 10 p.m.

Prices:                                     Prices start at $59.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

 

 

NIGHTLIFE

 

1 OAK LAS VEGAS

Dates:                                      Wednesday, Friday – Saturday

Hours:                                     Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 693-8300 for more information

Note:                                       Every Wednesday 1OAK hosts its industry night, “Industry Wednesdays.”

 

DAYLIFE

 

BARE POOL LOUNGE

Dates:                                      Daily                           

Hours:                                     11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 693-8300 for more information.

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

SIEGFRIED & ROY’S SECRET GARDEN AND DOLPHIN HABITAT

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     Seasonal; call (702) 791-7188 for more information; Last admission is 60 minutes prior to close.

Admission:                              Adults:  $22; Children (4 – 12):  $17; Children (3 and under): Complimentary

Contact:                                  Call (702) 791-7188 or visit mirage.com for more information.

Note:                                       Guests can choose three attractions from the below five and pay only $57. Tickets can be purchased at participating MGM Resorts International box offices or by calling (866) 606-7111. Participating attractions include: CSI: The Experience, Shark Reef Aquarium, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Bodies…The Exhibition, The Roller Coaster and The Adventuredome.

 

 

MONTE CARLO

 

THE PARK THEATER

 

Projected to welcome its first act at the end of 2016, The Park Theater is a 5,300-seat venue offering dynamic seating that will allow for easy transformation into multiple configurations, reflecting the flexibility of the space. The theater will feature special engagements by many of the music industry’s most-celebrated performers.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Each month, Monte Carlo offers a variety of entertainment at select resort venues. For more information, visit montecarlo.com.

 

DOUBLE BARREL ROADHOUSE

  • Every Tuesday Double Barrel hosts “Liquid Courage Karaoke” at 9 p.m. Liquid Courage Karaoke brings singing and shenanigans to the Las Vegas Strip with a mix of locals and tourists alike, whom all have one thing in common, a sought-out good time. Admission is complimentary.
  • Every Friday and Saturday evening Double Barrel hosts Double Barrel LIVE!, a live music event aiming to bring a tangible southern roadhouse feel with bands performing in a modern and intimate atmosphere.  Guests are welcome to enjoy the food, drink and ambiance while enjoying quality live music. Admission is complimentary.

 

Dates of Operation:                Daily

Hours of Operation:               Sunday – Wednesday:  11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Thursday – Saturday:  11:30 a.m. to 3 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 222-7735 for more information

 

THE PUB AT MONTE CARLO

  • Every Friday, The Pub features a live musical performance by Spazmatics, creating an ‘80s dance party. Doors open at 10 p.m. and admission is complimentary.
  • Every Saturday, The Pub features live music. Doors open at 10 p.m. and admission is complimentary.
  • Ladies drink free from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays (champagne and well vodka cocktails).

 

Dates of Operation:                Daily

Hours of Operation:               Monday – Thursday, Sunday:  7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Friday – Saturday:  7 a.m. – 1 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 730-7777 for more information.

 

BRAND LOUNGE

  • Live piano performances take place at BRAND Lounge Thursday – Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Dates of Operation:                Daily

Hours of Operation:               5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 730-7777 for more information.

 

 

DIABLO’S CANTINA

  • Every Friday, Diablo’s Cantina hosts “Latin Nights” at 10 p.m. Latin Nights invite guests to feel the rhythms and dance the night away to the sultry sounds of salsa, marengue, cumbia and bachata. Complimentary entry is available for all Monte Carlo hotel guests (must present hotel key) and ladies are free until midnight. Admission is $20 for men.
  • Every Saturday, Diablo’s Cantina hosts “Late Nights” at 10 p.m. with live DJ performances by DJ Dynamixx. Admission is complimentary for all ladies until midnight.

 

Dates of Operation:                Daily

Hours of Operation:               11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Admission:                              Admission complimentary with the exception of special events.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 730-6615 for more information.

 

 

NEW YORK-NEW YORK

 

ZUMANITY THEATRE

 

ZUMANITY BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

  • Zumanity is an edgy and provocative discovery of sensuality and eroticism.
  • Blends playful innuendo with daring eroticism in the intimate Zumanity Theatre at New York-New York.
  • Created for an adult audience 18 years and older, Zumanity explores different perspectives of love and contains explicit and provocative content.

Dates:                                      Friday – Tuesday

Dark:                                      Wednesday and Thursday

Times:                                     7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Dark Dates:          August 17 – September 1; October 25

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at the Zumanity box office, online at cirquedusoleil.com/zumanity or newyorknewyork.com.

Note:                                       Guests must be 18 years of age or older with a valid ID to attend.

 

NIGHTLIFE

 

COYOTE UGLY

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     Doors open at 6 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 740-6330 for more information.

 

ENTERTAINMENT AND LOUNGES

 

BAR AT TIMES SQUARE

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     Monday – Thursday: 1 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Friday – Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or

older with a valid I.D.

***Complimentary admission for guests with valid Nevada I.D.

Note:                                       Dueling Pianos are scheduled daily from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

BROOKLYN BRIDGE

New York-New York’s newly transformed Strip-front façade features a re-imagined public plaza, expanded outdoor dining patio and four retail venues. Anchored by the property’s famed Brooklyn Bridge, the plaza delivers an animated and engaging pedestrian environment including live entertainment performing Thursday – Monday.

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

THE ROLLER COASTER

Dates/Hours:                          Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

                                                Friday – Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to midnight

Restrictions:                           Riders must be at least 54” tall

Prices:                                     One ride is $14. Same day re-riders are $8. The all-day Scream Pass is $25. Family Fun Flight for Four Package is available for $60 (includes four individual rides and two 5 x 7 souvenir pictures. Las Vegas locals receive $10 admission with a valid Nevada I.D. and must purchase one regular priced ticket.

Note:                                       Guests can choose three attractions from the below five and pay only $57. Tickets can be purchased at participating MGM Resorts International box offices or by calling (866) 606-7111. Participating attractions include: CSI: The Experience, Shark Reef Aquarium, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Bodies…The Exhibition, The Roller Coaster and The Adventuredome.

 

 

LUXOR

 

Luxor Entertainment

Choose two Luxor or Excalibur shows for only $75. Participating shows include CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK LIVE!, Blue Man Group, FANTASY, Carrot Top, Tournament of Kings, Thunder From Down Under or The Australian Bee Gees Show (not including applicable service charges and taxes; additional fees may apply).

 

CRISS ANGEL THEATER

Illusionist Criss Angel
Illusionist Criss Angel

 

CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK LIVE!

  • The new immersive spectacle is based on the wildly successful touring version which performed to sold-out houses across the country and was hailed as the “Magic Experience of a Lifetime.”

Dates/Times:                           Wednesday – Saturday:  7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

                                                Sunday:  7 p.m.

Additional Dark Dates:          August 22 – 30

Prices:                                     Tickets start at $59 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                            Tickets are available at the CRISS ANGEL box office or online at luxor.com or cirquedusoleil.com.

 

BLUE MAN GROUP THEATER

BLUE MAN GROUP

Dates:                                      Nightly

Times:                                     7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Additional Dark Dates:          Tuesday, Aug. 30; Tuesday, Sept. 27

Prices:                                     $74.90, $99 and $149.70 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); the VIP Behind the Blue experience is available for an additional $55 and includes a 90-minute back stage tour. ***Military Discount:  present valid I.D. at the box office and receive a discount

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at luxor.com and the property box office.

 

ATRIUM SHOWROOM

 carrot top

CARROT TOP

Dates:                                      Wednesday – Monday

Dark:                                      Tuesday

Time:                                       8 p.m.

Additional Dark Dates:          August 9 – 16; 30 – 31; September 1 – 6

Prices:                                     $49.95 and $59.95 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at luxor.com and the property box office.

Notes:                                      Guests must be 16 years of age or older with a valid ID to attend. Anyone 18 years of age or younger must be accompanied by an adult to attend.

 

FANTASY

Dates:                                      Nightly

Time:                                       10:30 p.m.

Prices:                                     $39, $50 and $55 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

VIP packages are available for $59 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at luxor.com and the property box office.

Notes:                                      Guests must be 18 years of age or older with a valid ID to attend.

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

BODIES…THE EXHIBITION

Dates/Hours:                          Daily:  10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (last admission is at 9 p.m.)

Admission:                              Adults:  $32; Children (4 – 12):  $24; Children (3 and under): Complimentary.

***Nevada locals and senior discounts are available (Must present valid photo ID): Nevada locals: $29. Senior discount (65 and over): $30

Note:                                       Guests can choose three attractions from the below five and pay only $57. Tickets can be purchased at participating MGM Resorts International box offices or by calling (866) 606-7111. Participating attractions include: CSI: The Experience, Shark Reef Aquarium, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Bodies…The Exhibition, The Roller Coaster and The Adventuredome.

 

TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION

Dates/Hours:                          Daily:  10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (last admission at 9 p.m.)

Admission:                              Adults:  $32; Children (4 – 12 years): $24; Children (3 and under): Complimentary.

***Nevada locals and Senior discounts are available (Must present valid photo ID): Nevada locals: $29. Senior Discount (65 and over): $30

Note:                                       Guests can choose three attractions from the below five and pay only $57. Tickets can be purchased at participating MGM Resorts International box offices or by calling (866) 606-7111. Participating attractions include: CSI: The Experience, Shark Reef Aquarium, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Bodies…The Exhibition, The Roller Coaster and The Adventuredome.

 

 

NIGHTCLUBS AND LOUNGES

 

LAX NIGHTCLUB

Dates:                                      Thursday – Saturday

Hours:                                     Doors open at 10:30 p.m.

Admission:                              Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

Contact:                                  Call (702) 262-4LAX (4529) for more information and (702) 280-3600 for table

reservations.

Note:                                       Every Thursday at LAX Nightclub, DJs spin favorite hits from the ‘80s and ‘90s, with several memorable Throwback performers hosting select nights throughout the year.

 

EXCALIBUR

 

Excalibur Entertainment

Choose two Luxor or Excalibur shows for only $75. Participating shows include CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK LIVE!, Blue Man Group, FANTASY, Carrot Top, Tournament of Kings, Thunder From Down Under or The Australian Bee Gees Show (not including applicable service charges and taxes; additional fees may apply).

 

TOURNAMENT OF KINGS ARENA

TOURNAMENT OF KINGS

Dates/Hours:                          Monday and Friday:  6 p.m.

                                                Wednesday – Thursday; Saturday – Sunday:  6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Dark:                                      Tuesday

Prices:                                     Dinner and Show Admission:  $75.36 (including applicable taxes and service fee)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at excalibur.com and the property box office.

 

 

THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER SHOWROOM

 

AUSTRALIA’S THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER

Dates:                                      Nightly

Times:                                     Sunday – Thursday: 9 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Prices:                                     $40.95, $50.95 and $60.95 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at excalibur.com and the property box office.

Note:                                       Guests must be 18 years of age or older with a valid ID to attend.

 

THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEE GEES

Dates/Time:                             Saturday – Thursday:  7 p.m.

Dark:                                      Friday

Prices:                                     $44.95, $54.95 and $59.95 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)

Buy:                                        Tickets are available at excalibur.com and the property box office.

 

LOUNGES

 

OCTANE LOUNGE

Dates/Times:                           Friday – Sunday:  5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

 

THE LOUNGE

Dates/Times:                           MondayThursday; Sunday:  7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

                                                Friday – Saturday:  10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Saturday:  10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Admission:                              Admission is complimentary. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.

 

CIRCUS CIRCUS

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

THE ADVENTUREDOME

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     Park hours can be found at circuscircus.com      

Prices:                                     All-day ride passes are $17.95 (33 inches to 48 inches tall) and $31.95

(48 inches tall or taller). Individual ride prices are available and range from $6 to $12

***Nevada Discount:  $2 off the ALL DAY ride pass (Monday – Friday only).

Must show a valid Nevada ID.  Discount does not apply to individual ride ticket

purchases.

 

FRIGHT DOME

  • One of the nation’s top haunted attractions, Fright Dome, is taking over The Adventuredome at Circus Circus for the 14th year bringing to life its most terrifying, twisted and interactive experiences yet.
  • Fright Dome guests will come face to face with six new haunted mazes, scare zones and the return of Friday the 13th in the F/X 4-D Theater and the motion-based Panic House in the Extreme Ride Theater.
  • The attraction is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

 

Dates:                          Select nights Sept. 30 – Oct. 31

Hours:                         7 p.m. to midnight

Admission:                  General admission tickets start at $36.95 and fast pass tickets are available for an additional $20,

allows express line entry for all six haunted houses

Buy:                            Tickets may be purchased at frightdome.com or at The Adventuredome ticket office. Visit

frightdome.com or call (702) 794-3939 for more information

 

ICE AGE: NO TIME FOR NUTS AND PACIFIC RIM MOTION MOVIE EXPERIENCE! AT THE ADVENTUREDOME

  • Two new theater experiences are set to entertain visitors of all ages inside The Adventuredome.
  • Experience the mammoth 4-D theatrical experience Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D inside the F/X Theatre.
  • Pacific Rim Motion Movie Experience! is the newest feature to play in The Adventuredome’s Extreme Ride Theatre featuring monstrous creatures that have risen from the sea, attacked cities and threaten mankind.

 

Dates:                                          Daily

Hours:                                         Park hours can be found at adventuredome.com      

Admission:                                 The F/X Theatre and Extreme Ride Theatre are included in The Adventuredome’s all-day pass, available for $17.95 (33 – 47 inches) and $31.95 (48 inches or taller). Individual ride tickets also are available and range from $6 – $12.

 

THE MIDWAY STAGE

Dates:                                      Daily

Hours:                                     Sunday – Wednesday:  11:10 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.

Friday – Saturday:  11:10 a.m. to 1:45 a.m.

Admission:                              Complimentary

 

 

STAGE SHOWS WITH THE CIRCUS CIRCUS CLOWNS

Dates:                                     Daily

Times:                                     Monday – Saturday:  Noon, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Friday and Saturday:  Noon, 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Admission:                             Complimentary

PHOTOS: Branson kicks up its boots for the premiere of “Raiding the Country Vault” at The Mansion Theatre

Raiding the Country Vault

 Branson kicks up its boots for the premiere of “Raiding the Country Vault” at The Mansion Theatre


Boots and belt buckles descended upon The Mansion Theatre in Branson, MO on Friday, May 6, as the city celebrated the premiere of its newest production, “Raiding the Country Vault.” The show brings together musicians from country music’s most iconic acts to play a set list featuring the biggest hits of America’s most beloved genre.

“The response from the audience on opening night was incredible,” said Producer Sir Harry Cowell. “Seeing ‘Raiding the Country Vault’ come to fruition is at once rewarding and humbling.”


Among the guests in attendance were country artist Jason Pritchett, husband and wife illusionists Rick and Tara Thomas, Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams, the cast of “Million Dollar Quartet,” and Mayor Karen Best, who took the stage to welcome to show to Branson before the music started.


Led by musical director and guitarist Kent Wells, who has performed with Reba McEntire and acted as musical director for Dolly Parton for the better part of 15 years, the lineup also includes Colt Prather [Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar] (Alan Jackson, Ronnie Milsap); Michelle Poe [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams, Jr.); Billy Yates [Lead Vocals and Guitar] (George Jones, Kenny Chesney); Michael Peterson [Lead Vocals and Guitar] (“From Here To Eternity,” “Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie”); Mila Mason [Lead Vocals] (“Dark Horse,” Mindy McCready); Scott Kwapiszeski [Pedal Steel and Banjo] (LiveWire, The George Brothers Band); Steve Ramsey [Keyboards] (Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker); Melody Hart [Lead Vocals and Fiddle] (Grand Country Music Hall); Danielle Peck [Lead Vocals] (“I Don’t,” “Finding a Good Man”); Derrek C. Phillips [Drums] (Hank Williams Jr., Michael McDonald)

“Raiding the Country Vault” features a set list of country music’s most renowned favorites by celebrated artists including: Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Charlie Daniels Band, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, and many, many more.

The show, a longtime vision of Sir Harry Cowell and music industry legend Simon Napier-Bell, also brings to Branson the talent of Paul Dexter, as writer, director, and production designer.

Tickets for performances of “Raiding the Country Vault” at The Mansion Theatre in Branson, MO are now on sale. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.raidingthecountryvault.com or www.themansiontheatre.com or call (417) 335-2000.

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George Strait to Perform Exclusive Worldwide Concert Engagements at New Las Vegas Arena

George Strait to Perform Exclusive Worldwide Concert Engagements at New Las Vegas Arena Beginning April 22-23, 2016

Strait to Release New Album Cold Beer Conversation Friday, Sept. 25;
New Single “Cold Beer Conversation” Premieres on Country Radio Tomorrow

George Strait pictures shot in Gruene, TX. Client: MCA

George Strait, the musical icon who has been reverently referred to as “The King of Country Music,” announced today he will be among the first entertainers to perform at the new Las Vegas Arena scheduled to open in April 2016. The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee will thrill crowds with a series of exclusive worldwide concert engagements at the new venue April 22, April 23, September 9 and September 10, 2016. Opening for Strait will be GRAMMY, ACM and CMA Award-winning singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves, who recently released her second studio album Pageant Material to critical acclaim. This announcement is the first of an exciting, prestigious lineup of incredible performers who will appear on the Arena’s stage.

 

Tickets for the concert series will go on sale Friday, Oct. 2 at 10:00 a.m. PT via www.straittovegas.com and range in price from $75 to $200 plus applicable fees. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, Oct. 1 at 10 p.m. PT.

“This is an exciting announcement for the Las Vegas Arena, and another example of why Las Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World,” said Rick Arpin, senior vice president of entertainment and development, MGM Resorts International. “We are thrilled that George is going to be a huge part of our opening season with this special exclusive engagement.  He has had a significant impact on our city’s entertainment landscape over the years and we are thrilled he will provide Las Vegas visitors and our local community the opportunity to see a series of additional legendary performances.”

George Strait said, “I said all along I wasn’t going to tour anymore, but I also said that I wasn’t retiring by any means and I still wanted to do some dates. I’ve been working a little bit here and there, and I’m really proud of this new album that’s coming out. I think it’s a great record – I always say this; I think it’s one of the best records I’ve done. I always shoot for that. You’ve got to go in the studio thinking that way, so I’m very excited about that and I’m also very excited to be coming back out and playing for the fans out there. I’m looking forward to it so much, singing those songs that I love so much and haven’t done in a while. I’m really, really looking forward to being able to play in the new Las Vegas Arena. I hear it’s just unbelievable. I can’t wait.

Strait will release his new album Cold Beer Conversation this Friday, Sept. 25, as announced at a press conference from MGM Grand earlier today. The album was produced by Chuck Ainlay and Strait for George Strait Productions and features 13 songs including his latest single, “Cold Beer Conversation,” premiering on country radio tomorrow. The album is available as an exclusive digital download on iTunes, available for pre-order now at itunes.com/georgestrait, and will be available Friday exclusively via Apple Music and at Walmart.

The track listing for Cold Beer Conversation is as follows:

1. “It Was Love” (Keith Gattis)
2. “Cold Beer Conversation” (Al Anderson, Ben Hayslip and Jimmy Yeary)
3. “Let It Go” (George Strait, Bubba Strait and Keith Gattis)
4. “Goin’ Goin’ Gone” (Wyatt Earp and Keith Gattis)
5. “Something Going Down” (Jamey Johnson and Tom Shapiro)
6. “Take Me To Texas” (Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally)
7. “It Takes All Kinds” (George Strait, Bubba Strait, Bob Regan and Wil Nance)
8. “Stop And Drink” (Dale Dodson and Troy Jones)
9. “Everything I See” (George Strait, Bubba Strait, Dean Dillon and Keith Gattis)
10. “Rock Paper Scissors” (Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell and Bubba Strait)
11. “Wish You Well” (Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde and Brice Long)
12. “Cheaper Than A Shrink” (Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon and Jamey Johnson)
13. “Even When I Can’t Feel It” (Dean Dillon, Ben Hayslip and Lee Miller)

This is the first new studio album in two years from the MCA Nashville recording artist. His last studio album was the Gold-certified Love is Everything, which featured the Platinum-certified No. 1 hit (and 60th No. 1 hit of his career) “Give It All We Got Tonight” as well as the Gold-certified hit “I Got A Car.” Strait also released The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium CD and DVD in 2014, celebrating his mega-successful, two-year final tour.

With 60 No. 1 singles and more than 68.5 million records sold, George Strait is a musical legend and the most-nominated artist in CMA Awards history, with a career spanning more than three decades. He was the first country music artist honored with Billboard’s “Legend Of Live” Award, and he earned 2013’s Entertainer of the Year title from the Country Music Association as well as 2014’s Entertainer Of The Year title from the Academy of Country Music.

To re-watch the press conference, visit georgestraitlive.com.

 

About Las Vegas Arena
Las Vegas Arena is a privately funded $375 million indoor arena set to open in April 2016.  The 20,000-seat venue, located west of the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, is expected to host more than 100 events annually, including UFC, boxing, hockey, basketball and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows, family shows and special events.  Las Vegas’ newest landmark will feature 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none.  The Arena has partnered with international iconic brands Coca-Cola, Schneider Electric and Toshiba American Business Solutions Inc., as the venue’s first “Founding Partners.” These Founding Partners will introduce and brand signature fan initiatives, displays and interactive spaces including Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre entertainment space which will feature a performance stage, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas.  Industry-leading architect Populous designed the venue to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification. Las Vegas Arena is a joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information visit the Las Vegas Arena website at www.arenalasvegas.com.

 

Winners Announced for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
 

LUKE BRYAN NAMED ACM ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

 

50th ACM AWARDS BREAKS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ TITLE FOR
HIGHEST ATTENDANCE AT AN AWARDS SHOW BROADCAST

 

Tickets Available for 2016 ACM Party for a Cause® Festival® April 27 on Ticketmaster.com

 

 

Winners have been announced for the 50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE tonight on the CBS Television Network from AT&T Stadium, Home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TX. The Awards show moved to Texas for the first time ever in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. Fans named Luke Bryan as Entertainer of the Year, the evening’s biggest honor and his second win in this category. The 50th ACM Awards broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Highest Attendance at an Awards Show Broadcast with a total of 70,252 fans in attendance.

 

Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Reba, George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Brooks & Dunn were honored with the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award and presented with an exclusive trophy designed by America’s premier jewelry and timepiece designer, David Yurman. Like the jewelry designs of David Yurman, this ACM trophy is a timeless piece of craftsmanship that will be treasured for a lifetime.

 

Jason Aldean won Male Vocalist of the Year for the third consecutive year. Aldean has won an overall total of eight ACM Awards.

 

Miranda Lambert won Female Vocalist of the Year for the sixth consecutive year, setting a new record for the most consecutive wins in that category.  Lambert also won Album of the Year for Platinum, and Song of the Year for “Automatic” as artist and songwriter, that made her the leading winner of the night with a total of four awards.

 

Little Big Town won Vocal Group of the Year award for the second time, making this their fourth overall ACM win.

 

Florida Georgia Line won Vocal Duo of the Year, marking their second win of the night after previously accepting the award for Vocal Event of the Year. They have won an overall total of five ACM Awards since 2012.

 

Cole Swindell won New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Department Stores, a fan-voted category. This award marks his first-ever ACM Award win.

 

Prior to the show, Florida Georgia Line won Vocal Event of the Year for “This Is How We Roll” featuring Luke Bryan, and Dierks Bentley won Video of the Year for “Drunk on a Plane.” The artists were surprised with the award on the red carpet during the LIVE ACM pre-show.

 

Additionally, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ made several surprise presentations throughout the evening. Alabama has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Most Consecutive Wins as ACM Entertainer of the Year. Alabama was honored with the Academy’s most prestigious honor five years in a row between 1981 and 1985. Brooks & Dunn set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles for the Most Wins for ACM Vocal Duo of the Year, which they won 16 times, and Most Consecutive Wins for ACM Vocal Duo of the Year which they won eight times. Rascal Flatts has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles for the Most Consecutive Wins for ACM Vocal Group of the Year and Most Wins for Vocal Group of the Year. The band won the award for both of these categories seven times in a row from 2002-2008.

 

Next year’s ACM Party for a Cause® Festival® will be bigger than ever. Extended to a three-night musical event on April 1st-3rd, the festival will take place in the heart of Las Vegas at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds and feature two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood, two-time  ACM award winner Dierks Bentley, and four-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney. For more information go to ACMPartyforaCause.com. Tickets go on sale on April 27th on Ticketmaster.com.

 

Following is the list of winners in the 11 categories voted on by the membership (excluding the Entertainer of the Year and New Artist categories, which were voted on by a combination of professional ACM members and fans):

 

Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan

 

Male Vocalist of the year
Jason Aldean

 

Female Vocalist of the year
Miranda Lambert

 

Vocal Duo of the year
Florida Georgia Line

 

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR
Little Big Town

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Cole Swindell

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
Platinum – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville

 

Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice
Producer: Lee Brice
Record Label: Curb Records

 

Song of the Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
Automatic – Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Wruckestrike (BMI)

 

 

Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)
Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley
Director: Wes Edwards
Producer: Clarke Gallivan

 

Vocal Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]*(Off Camera Award)
This Is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Luke Bryan
Producer: Joey Moi
Record Label: Republic Nashville

 

For a complete list of past and present wins and nominations, please visit ACMcountry.com and search the ACM Awards Database located on the Homepage.

 

 

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.

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.