The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Entertainment Listings
Moon Festival with Johnson Lee and Ava Liu Yu Kiu – June 6 & 7
Rose. Rabbit. Lie.
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. creates extraordinary experiences for guests blurring the lines between restaurant, bar, club and live entertainment. An ever evolving experience, a place made for conversation and destined for social magic —Rose. Rabbit. Lie. adheres to no standard model, follows no written rules. Come when you want. Leave when you wish. Grab a drink. Snack or dine. Let the night take the lead. Entertainment within the venue will continuously evolve, anticipate flights of performances all night from torch singers to a world-class house band, to pop and lock, syncopated dancers and neo-soul to acoustic sets and more.
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. opens at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday and features live music and entertainment. The Food and Beverage is curated by world-class partner Coastal Luxury Management. Guests can make dinner reservations via opentable.com or by calling 877-667-0585. Guests must be 21 years of age or older.
“Set Your Life To Music” Series
“Set Your Life To Music” series continues at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas’ Boulevard Pool on Thursdays this summer. The highly-anticipated concert series provides a unique summer entertainment experience unlike any other at the heart of The Strip, offering guests the opportunity to see world-class performances as part of a dynamic concert lineup.
In 2006, Juicy J, the founding member and front man of Southern hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia earned an Academy Award for Best Original Song (“Hard Out Here For a Pimp” from Hustle & Flow). While most artists would look forward, Juicy J, born Jordan Michael Houston, decided to return to square one. He spent the next years creating a street team, shooting videos and releasing mixtapesall in the name of the collective Three 6 buzz. However, in addition to furthering the group, the rapper found a solo career that transformed him from one part of a colossal whole to a standalone superstar. Along the way, Juicy J met Wiz Khalifa and earned a spot in his exclusive touring rap crew the Taylor Gang. The experience inspired the rapper to build a foundation of his own called the “Trippy Movement.” The rapper’s debut solo project, Stay Trippy, has already gotten fans’ attention. Its single “BandzA Make Her Dance,” originally released on Juicy J’s Twitter page, is certified Platinum. As a solo act, Juicy J strives to record tracks that still appeal to Three 6 Mafia members, but speak to hip-hop’s next generation as well. While bridging the gap between old and new fans under one trippy umbrella, he has cracked a code most veteran rappers struggle to decipher. There is no doubt that making uncompromised music that anyone can relate to is Juicy J’s forte.
Thursday, July 31
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Rebelution with special guests Iration and DJ Mackle
Originally formed in 2004, Rebelution continues to create inspiring and engaging music, which leaves its listeners with the sense that they have the power to make the world a better place. This message is so powerful that it has enabled the band to develop into a front-runner for grassroots, independent and tour-driven music groups around the world. Having previously enjoyed four top 10 albums on the Reggae chart, Rebelution’s most recent release, Peace of Mind, finds itself at a crossroad – debuting at No. 13 on the Billboard Top 200, No. 1 in Reggae and No. 1 in the Independent Albums charts. The new album builds upon the band’s signature style while venturing into new musical genres never before tackled.
Thursday, Aug. 14
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Although formed during the late ’90s, Interpol rose to international stardom in 2002 as part of New York City’s post-punk revival. The group took its cues from Joy Division and the Chameleons, fashioning a darkly atmospheric sound helmed by intricate guitars and Paul Banks’ somber baritone. Interpol also had a striking visual presence marked by its members’ fondness for suits, which only strengthened their stately, British-influenced appeal. Following Greg Drudy’s departure, Interpol became a core trio comprised of Paul Banks (vocals and guitar), Daniel Kessler (guitar) and Sam Fogarino (drums). Hypnotic, bizarre and always indelible, the band never ceases to amaze.
Thursday, Aug. 21
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Theophilus London, an emcee and singer from Brooklyn, New York, draws from a wide range of styles to create his genre-bending sound. The artist’s music, which encompasses everything from ghetto mythical fantasy to new wave landscapes, along with his unique fashion sense has landed him praise from design icons and brands alike. Hot on the heels of his genre-obliterating debut album, This Charming Man (2009), London’s latest full length album, Timez Are Weird These Days, was released through Reprise Records in 2011. A new record, executive produced by Kanye West and entitled Vibes, is scheduled for release in Fall 2014.
Thursday, Aug. 28
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires
Soul and R&B singer Charles Bradley didn’t become a recording artist by taking the easy route. Born in Gainesville, Florida in 1948 and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bradley spent a good part of his childhood living on the streets. A transformational moment came when his sister took him to see James Brown at the Apollo Theater in 1962, and Bradley was struck by the singer’s energy and stage manner. Bradley escaped Brooklyn by joining the Job Corps and then spent years moving around the country and working odd jobs, before he eventually relocated back to Brooklyn to work on his dream of becoming a musician. Bradley began performing his James Brown-inspired routines in local clubs such as Black Velvet, where he attracted a loyal following and eventually capturing the attention of Gabriel Roth from Daptone Records. Roth immediately brought the singer into label sessions, releasing a single, “Take It as It Comes,” showcasing what Bradley had to offer as a vocalist. During this time he also met guitarist Thomas Brenneck, who released Bradley’s full album, No Time for Dreaming (2011), on his Daptone Records sub-imprint, Dunham Records. The singer received global acclaim for the album and toured relentlessly to support it. His follow-up, Victim of Love, was released in the spring of 2013.
Thursday, Sept. 18
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
HAERTS is a New York-based band whose members hail from Germany, England and the United States. The long-distance collaborative project came into formation when childhood friends Nini Fabi and Ben Gebert started working on music together in a small apartment in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. Shortly thereafter, the two musicians picked up additional collaborators Garrett Ienner, Derek McWilliams and Jonathan Schmidt. Working internationally, the group sent files back and forth, toiling on their tracks and eventually sculpting an indie electro sound brightened by Fabi’s Stevie Nicks-inspired vocals. The band’s first single, “Wings,” produced in collaboration with St. Lucia’s Jean-Philip Grobler, was released online in 2012 to great response from fans. A year, later the band’s Hemiplegia EP was released on Columbia Records and work was underway for a full-length album.
Thursday, Oct. 2
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Inspired by some of the world’s most iconic venues, The Chelsea is a 40,000 square-foot transformable space featuring remnant brick tiling, an eclectic collection of stage production props, a vintage lobby bar, private VIP opera boxes and a memorable grand staircase complete with a dramatic chandelier. The venue’s mophie stage attracts some of today’s hottest acts.
Weezer with special guests Waters and Saint Motel
Selling more than 10 million albums and playing countless live shows, Weezer has been around since 1992 and in its present form since 2001. The band features Rivers Cuomo (primary songwriter, lead vocals and guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums, guitar, vocals and production) Brian Bell (guitar, keyboards and vocals) and Scott Shriner (bass, vocals and keyboards). Weezer has put out countless hit songs and fan favorites, including “Buddy Holly,” “Undone – The Sweater Song,” “Say It Ain’t So,” “Perfect Situation,” “Island in the Sun,” “Beverly Hills” and “Pork and Beans.”
Friday, Aug. 1
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $52 GA; Reserved prices starting at $60
The Strokes with special guest Albert Hammond, Jr.
The Strokes are an American alternative rock band formed in New York City in 1999. The group consists of vocalist Julian Casablancas, lead guitarist Nick Valensi, rhythm guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., bassist Nikolai Fraiture and drummer Fabrizio Moretti. In January 2001, The Strokes released the demo EP The Modern Age on independent record label Rough Trade. The band later signed with RCA Records and released their debut LP Is This It the following August. Helped by singles “Hard to Explain” and “Last Night” the album debuted at No. 2 in the U.K. and No. 33 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album sold more than two million copies worldwide and was certified platinum in the U.K. The group released their next LP, Room on Fire in 2003 and then the album First Impressions of Earthin 2006. The record entered the U.K. Albums chart at No. 1 and was The Strokes’ first album to take the top spot. In the U.S. it reached No. 4. The group’s fourth studio album, Angles was released in 2011 and reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 3 in the U.K. Two years later, the first single from the band’s fifth album premiered on the radio. Named “All the Time,” the single was described as a return to the classic Strokes sound from the first albums. The full album, titled Comedown Machine, was released in March 2013.
Wednesday, Aug. 20
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $75 GA; Reserved prices starting at $95
Bruno Mars’ Unorthodox House Party
Bruno Mars is a critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, producer and musician. The 18-time Grammy Award nominee and Grammy winner has sold more than 115 million singles worldwide. His current album Unorthodox Jukebox, this year’s Grammy winner for best pop vocal album, and his debut album Doo-Wops & Hooligans have a combined certification total of 60x platinum worldwide. According to Billboard, Mars scored his first five “Hot 100” No. 1s faster than any male since Elvis Presley. As a singer, songwriter and producer, Mars has an impressive catalog of 22 “Hot 100” hits. Bruno Mars and his eight-piece band The Hooligans are on a sold-out, 91-city world arena tour, most recently performing at the Pepsi Superbowl XLVIII Halftime Show on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
Friday, Aug. 22; Saturday, Aug. 23; Friday, Oct. 17; Saturday, Oct. 18
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: Sold Out
John Legend with special guest Mapei
Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter who’s sold an impressive seven million albums worldwide. His work has garnered him nine Grammy Awards, three Soul Train Awards, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania, Legend was introduced to Lauryn Hill, who hired him to play piano on her track “Everything Is Everything,” while in college. Afterwards, Legend met Kanye West, who signed Legend to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint. Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted, was released in December 2004. The critically-acclaimed album spawned the artist’s first hit single, “Ordinary People,” and scored Legend multiple Grammy Awards in 2006. The follow up was 2006’s platinum-selling Once Again, which brought Legend another Grammy. Legend’s most recent effort was his 2010 collaboration with the Roots, Wake Up, which won the Grammy for Best R&B Album. Throughout his career, Legend has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. He’s launched initiatives that focus on education as a key to break the cycle of poverty; received numerous awards, including The 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award; and sits on the boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, Stand for Children and the Harlem Village Academies and co-chairs the Harlem Village Academies’ National Leadership Board.
Sunday, Aug. 24
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: Prices starting at $61
Ed Sheeran with special guest Rudimental
Known for blending soulful vocals with organic folk introspection and irresistible hip-hop hooks, Ed Sheeran is a genuine global phenomenon. The 23-year-old British singer/songwriter’s masterful debut album, +, entered the U.K. Albums Chart at No.1 with the highest opening sales figures for a debut male solo artist to date and is now certified 6x platinum. Fueled by international hit singles like “The A Team” and “Lego House,” + has enjoyed multi-platinum, platinum and gold sales in nine countries around the world. Additionally, Sheeran has accrued an array of international honors since the album’s release, including three Grammy nominations such as “Best New Artist.” Long acclaimed as a captivating and creative live performer, Sheeran has spent much of the last few years touring North America on back-to-back sold-out headline tours. His incredible live shows have appeared on the small screen through countless high profile television appearances including the 55thAnnual Grammy Awards with Sir Elton John, the closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and TODAY where he attracted one of last summer’s largest audiences to Rockefeller Plaza for the show’s annual outdoor concert series.
Friday, Aug. 29 & Saturday, Aug. 30
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $35 GA; Reserved prices starting at $55
Keith Urban with special guests Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge
Despite being born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Keith Urban has made his biggest splash in Nashville, where he helped rewrite the rules of contemporary country music. By embracing drum loops and elements of Top 40 pop, Urban crafted songs that appealed to a wide audience, effectively satisfying his Nashville fans without alienating those more accustomed to pop music. The crossover artist has also become a genuine celebrity, known for his good looks, his marriage to Nicole Kidman and his judging gig with American Idol. Additional accolades aside, it’s been the music that has maintained Urban’s career, from his work with the Ranch during the late ’90s to the acclaimed solo albums that followed. The multi-talented star continues to shine from his position at the top.
Sunday, Aug. 31
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $75 GA; Reserved prices starting at $85
Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-stars Hosted by Kevin Hart as part of HartBeat Weekend
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart brings his wildly popular HartBeat Weekend to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The weekend kicks off with two comedic, stand-up performances of Kevin Hart & Friends Comedy All-stars Hosted by Kevin Hart. Each performance, hosted by Hart, will showcase stand-up comedy from some of Hart’s favorite comedians and will feature a legendary surprise guest comedian to close the night.
Friday, Sept. 5
7 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Doors at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Tickets: Prices starting at $65
As the funniest, freshest face on television, Amy Schumer is on the rise in the world of comedy with her blend of honesty and unapologetic sense of humor. The comic made her network debut in 2007 when she starred on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, co-starred on 30 Rock and received her own Comedy Central Presents special. Since then, she has appeared in critically-acclaimed series such as FX’s Louie, HBO’s Girls and more. On the big screen, Schumer has filmed the feature Seeking a Friend for the End of the World starring Steve Carrell and Kiera Knightley, as well as Price Check, an independent feature opposite Parker Posey that premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The funny woman’s2011 album, Cutting placed in the Top 5 of the Billboard Charts and has been included on multiple Best Comedy Albums of the Year awards’ lists. Currently, Schumer is the creator, writer, executive producer and star of Inside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series, which premiered in April 2013 as the network’s highest season premiere ratings of the year. This summer, she begins production on Universal’s Train Wreck, the feature film she wrote that will be produced by Judd Apatowand is scheduled to be released in July 2015.Schumer is a founding member of The Collective, a New York based Theatre Company, and a graduate of The William Esper studio where she studied for three years.
Saturday, Dec. 6
7 p.m.; Doors at 6 p.m.
Tickets: Prices starting at $45
Boulevard Pool is a multilevel pool experience by day and an intimate outdoor concert venue with unobstructed sightlines of both the mophie stage and The Strip by night.
Fall Out Boy with special guest New Politics
Fall Out Boy emerged in the mid-2000s as the biggest band in pop punk, when the Chicago-based group attracted tons of teenagers with their melody-drenched tunes that mixed snarky humor with deep-feeling choruses. Following a self-released demo in 2001, Fall Out Boy’s popularity expanded with their break-out album, From Under the Cork Tree. The band split briefly in the late-2000s but reunited in February 2013 to release Save Rock & Roll and perform on an accompanying tour. The band has toured extensively, supporting their albums with international tours, arena shows, Total Request Live visits, late-night television gigs and award show performances.
Friday, Aug. 15
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Brad Paisley, “Moonshine in the Trunk” Pool Party, with special guests Love and Theft, Leah Turner and Dee Jay Silver
Presented by CBS RADIO, country music superstar Brad Paisley will celebrate his upcoming album Moonshine In The Trunk by performing a variety of tracks, including the smash first single “River Bank,” as well as a number of his most popular singles. The renowned country music singer boasts numerous awards including three Grammys, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards. A proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Paisley earned the first of his 22 No. 1 singles in 1999, writing or co-writing 19 of them. Additionally, the superstar made multiple contributions to the new Disney animated film Planes: Fire & Rescue, with a voice cameo as a pick-up truck named Bubba, as well as recording two songs for the soundtrack: “Runway Romance” and “All In. Paisley is currently headlining his Country Nation World Tour presented by KRAFT Cheese.
Wednesday, Aug. 27
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Moon Festival with Johnson Lee and Yu Kiu (Ava)
Johnson Lee and Yu Kiu (Ava) bring an evening of Asian culture to Boulevard Pool. The Moon Festival features the two performers – Lee, a Hong Kong actor, celebrity impersonator, host and singer, known for entertaining audiences with his dynamic stage persona; and newcomer celebrity Yu Kiu, also named Ava, a charming Hong Kong vocalist, actress, hostess and beauty blogger who delights fans with her angelic voice.
Saturday, Aug. 30
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Kendrick Lamar as part of HartBeat Weekend
Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated rapper Kendrick Lamar is one of the rare artists who’s achieved critical and commercial success while earning the respect and support of those who inspired him. A native of Compton, California, Lamar originally rapped as K. Dot and released a series of mix tapes, which caught the attention of Top Dawg Entertainment. The relationship led to a long-term association that helped raise the rapper’s profile. Lamar continued to release mix tapes under the K. Dot name before switching to his birth name on 2010’s Overly Dedicated. The rebranding was a success and the mix tape entered Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart that October. Lamar’s first official album, Section.80, was released as a digital download the following year and entered the Billboard 200 at No. 113. Dr. Dre dubbed the rapper “The New King of the West Coast” and signed Lamar to his Aftermath label. Lamar’s most popular album yet, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, was released in October 2012 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. Three of its singles — “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “Poetic Justice” and “B***h Don’t Kill My Vibe” — reached the Top Ten of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart, with each one enjoying lengthy stays on playlists of urban U.S. radio stations. More significantly, the album showcased Lamar as an exceptional storyteller capable of making compelling concept albums. Following the album’s release, Lamar was nominated in seven Grammy categories, including Best New Artist and Album of the Year.
Saturday, Sept. 6
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Thirty Seconds to Mars with special guest DJ Crykit
Thirty Seconds to Mars – comprised of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic – has sold over five million albums worldwide and the band’s videos have more than 500 million views on YouTube. The group has received numerous awards, including a dozen MTV awards worldwide, a Billboard Music award and honors from New Musical Express (NME), Kerrang! and Fuse. The band’s fourth studio album LUST LOVE FAITH + DREAMS debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart. The first two singles, “Up In the Air” and “City of Angels,” shot to the top of the alternative charts.
Saturday, Sept. 20
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Book & Stage
A polished, masculine and comfortable setting, Book & Stage is a daytime live sports viewing lounge and by evening becomes a music performance-centric venue with popular acts.
Eli Paperboy Reed
An American singer and songwriter, Eli “Paperboy” Reed had a wide exposure to music growing up in Brookline, Massachusetts. He soaked up as much music as he could, listening to his father’s records and gravitating toward the gospel, soul, blues, and R&B albums. His love for music didn’t’ stop there as Reed taught himself how to play piano, guitar, and harmonica. After getting a start in the industry in Mississippi and Chicago, Reed returned to Massachusetts and assembled his band, called the True Loves. In 2005, he self-released the record Sings Walkin’ and Talkin’ & Other Smash Hits!, a collection of covers and originals. Over the years, the band evolved into Eli “Paperboy” Reed & the True Loves and issued their second album Roll With You, after being signed to Boston-based Q Division. Two years later, Reed released Come and Get It!, his first major-label album. In 2012, Reed signed with Warner Bros. and his fourth full-length record, Nights Like This, was released in Spring 2014.
Tuesday, July 29 – Saturday, Aug. 2 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Nick Waterhouse’s art springs from a simple idea: everybody wants to be somebody else. The singer, guitarist and songwriter grew up in Huntington Beach, and in his early teens, he established his musical sensibilities, which he refined his own idiosyncratic perspective on the spirit of American R&B and rock ‘n’ roll. Waterhouse started performing as a teenager and self-released his breakthrough single “Some Place” in 2010 when he was 24. These days, Waterhouse is a successful recording artist, with one well-received LP and several high-profile tours and collaborations to his name. His latest work still embodies the struggle of his early forays, and it’s clear from this material that Waterhouse is in the midst of his own becoming.
Thursday, Aug. 7 – Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
More than a lounge but not quite a club, more than a gaming pit but not quite a casino, BOND pulls together just the right elements of each. The result: a magnetic cocktail house where exotic things happen around all who walk inside. The epicenter of wildly poetic spectacle, carefully constructed yet seemingly spontaneous scenes fall into place with fascinating grace. A mash-up of LED art, live performance and upbeat house music, BOND toys with expectations drawing in passersby and compelling those within to stay. Seeming opposites commingle to infectious affect creating a scene no one can properly describe but everyone rushes to see.
DJ Eddie Edge
Variety is the name of the game for DJ Eddie Edge. Beginning his nightlife career at the young age of 16, DJ Eddie Edge is considered a true student of the DJ game. His go-getter attitude and thirst for knowledge have allowed him to consistently grow within the industry. DJ Eddie Edge puts his audience first and is constantly concerned with giving the crowd a unique show every time he touches the turntables. The skilled performer brings high-energy sets to every gig he plays.
Friday, Aug. 1 and Saturday, Aug. 2 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
As dynamic on the dance floor as she is behind the decks, Crykit is one of the most unique and refreshing entities the entertainment industry has to offer. With her intoxicating spunk, unmistakable fiery red hair and flossy sense of fashion, Crykit electrifies any crowd, leaving a lasting impression. Her passion for music and the arts drove Crykit to move from a small farm in Kenosha, Wisconsin to the big city of San Francisco. She quickly established a name for herself as a DJ in the thriving EDM scene as well as a dancer within the prominent B-Boy and B-Girl scene. After a decade in San Francisco, Crykit moved to Los Angeles where her career continued to flourish. Now residing in Las Vegas, Crykit has studied and is versed in a variety of genres from funk, disco, house, hip-hop, EDM, rock, indie and Top 40.
Sunday, Aug. 3, 17 & 31 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
DJ Stephi K
California-native DJ Stephi K developed a passion for music of all genres during her childhood. Inspired by artists such as Madonna and 2Pac, the budding performer began to write and record her own music, eventually developing her own unique style. Since her initial foray into the industry, DJ Stephi K has worked with several producers and has been featured on multiple hip-hop tracks. She’s performed live at venues throughout Southern California and starred in her own music video, “Play It Back.” DJ Stephi K now calls Las Vegas her home and continues to excel in the music industry with a confident attitude and strong presence that set her aside from competitors.
Monday, Aug. 4 & 18 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The fro. The smile. The larger than life presence with a personality to match and the jam-packed dance floor are signs of being under the influence of DJ M!keAttack. This technical DJ has the ability to manipulate music and boost any crowd’s energy from blah to bonkers. Known to “attack the crowd” with his undeniable demeanor and engaging and entertaining emcee skills, he performs live remixing that keeps crowds pumped, pounding and pulsing. With his high attention to detail and keen knowledge of lighting and sound, he creates an incomparable uniqueness at all of his events.
Tuesday, Aug. 5 & 19 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
As a member of world-renown DJ/producer outfit The Bangerz (formerly Fingerbangerz), Cutso always brings his eclectic taste in music to the mix. Although DJ Custo discovered his craft at the age of eight, the budding producer did not start actively making music until he hit puberty. Now, following years of experience in party-rocking, infused with his history as a battle DJ, he produces a unique product every time he hits the tables. DJ Cutso’s music is said to elicit “superior good times had by all that have witnessed it.”
Wednesday, Aug. 6 & 20 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
DJ Ryne Pineda
DJ Ryne Pineda is a singer, songwriter, music producer and DJ. Born into a creative family in Chicago, music has influenced his life for as long as he can remember. Pineda’s earliest memories are of watching his father perform at local hot spots in downtown Chicago, where Pineda volunteered his DJ skills to help out. Now living in Las Vegas, DJ Ryne Pineda has devoted his entire life to music. He can regularly be found spinning at various venues around the city, creating new tracks for local artists and working on solo projects to further advance his career.
Thursday, Aug. 7 & 28 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Originally from Philadelphia, DJ Excel is a 21-year music veteran who holds a reputation as one of the few childhood prodigies in the DJ industry. Hailed by his peers as one of the best DJs in the world, the self-taught disc jockey and turntable master started playing well before the technological advancements of laptops and DJ software. DJ Excel embodies innate talent and exhibits encyclopedic knowledge of a wide range of music. His extended catalog is a testament to his ability to create, remix, cut and blend sets that are often imitated yet never duplicated.
Friday, Aug. 8 and Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Born and raised in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley, DJ Earwaxxx has been surrounded by music his entire life. The grandson of a touring Jazz pianist, son of piano playing father and brother of a drummer, DJ Earwaxxx was destined to excel in the DJ world. The electronic powerhouse began this career while experimenting with vinyl and turntables back in 1993. Following an equipment upgrade and a move to Las Vegas, DJ Earwaxxx found himself working for two of the most prestigious club groups, Tao Group and The Light Group, where he played for thousands every weekend. By incorporating flawless blends, impeccable scratches and intricate trick mixing, Earwaxxx proves that he is the future of DJing.
Sunday, Aug. 10 & 24 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
DJ Reaction is a top tier Las Vegas DJ that always delivers an extraordinary performance. With more than 12 years of experience, DJ Reaction is known for his unique style, seamless blending and expert programming, which creates an unforgettable experience for anyone who listens to him play. The party powerhouse has worked several big shows sharing the stage with hip-hop legends such as Rob Base, Digital Underground, Fat Joe and countless others. DJ Reaction is also recognized and well respected for his production talents.
Monday, Aug. 11 & 25 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
DJ John Cha
“Music is life, and I am living” are the words that best describe John Cha’s passion and love for music. Cha describes his style as high energy, fun, creative, technical and interesting. He’s opened for the likes of Ciara, Naughty By Nature and Kelly Clarkson; worked at some of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas; headlined at venues in Mexico and Canada; and watched his DJ star rise with the speed and brilliance of a Roman candle.
Tuesday, Aug. 12 & 26 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
DJ Jeff Retro
Over the last five years, DJ Jeff Retro has been showing the dance floors of Las Vegas exactly what it means to feel the music. The Florida-native quickly made a name for himself in Sin City, securing coveted residencies in some of the top Las Vegas clubs. DJ Jeff Retro’s extensive resume includes opening for top artists such as Tiesto, Calvin Harris and Armin Van Buuren. In addition to his growing list of live performances, Retro’s original productions have been included on CD compilations with Kaskade, Major Lazor, David Guetta and more. DJ Jeff Retro’s popularity is on the rise and shows no signs of slowing down.
Wednesday, Aug. 13 & 27 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
DJ Roger Gangi
Originally from New Jersey, Roger Gangi exploded on the Las Vegas scene in January 2006. Since then, hard work and dedication have given him the opportunity to spin at multiple properties on The Strip. Roger Gangi’s street cred runs deep as he has opened for big name DJs like David Guetta, DJ Skribble, Chris Cox and shared the stage with Estelle and Lil Jon. Expect the unexpected when you watch Roger Gangi perform live.
Thursday, Aug. 14 & 21 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Considered by some to be one of the most well-rounded DJs on the planet, DJ Mel brings renowned party-rocking sets to the table, which are as musically-broad as they are technically-skilled. This deep selection and unique touch behind the decks, along with his genre-flipping remixes and critically-acclaimed mix CDs, are what have made Mel a true “DJ’s DJ” and an Austin institution for almost two decades. DJ Mel delivers a total package featuring great skills, knowledge of music and unsurpassed crowd-engagement to every venue he plays.
Friday, Aug. 15 & Saturday, Aug. 16 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
DJ Morse Code
San Francisco-native Nathaniel Morse has quickly risen to the top of the Los Angeles music scene. Best known as DJ Morse Code, he is an open-format DJ who makes audiences forget the meaning of genre. On any given week, you can find Morse headlining gigs anywhere from Hollywood nightclubs to East Side dance parties. DJ Morse Code also makes regular appearances in New York, Chicago, Miami, Portland and Las Vegas. His impeccable ear and serious technical skills have earned DJ Morse Code international acclaim and the respect of many reputable figures in the DJ world.
Friday, Aug. 22 & Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
DJ K0NTR0L sets himself apart from the rest with his experience as both a DJ and producer. His productions have been supported by industry heavyweights such as Diplo, Tiesto and Lil Jon.
DJ K0NTR0L spins an open-format of music featuring classics from every decade in addition to many of his signature remixes. With more than 10 years of nightclub experience, he possesses a vast knowledge of music and knack for incorporating the craziest remixes into his sets. DJ K0NTR0L is a proven tastemaker in the industry who fans look to for the cutting edge music he shares with the world. He also performs as one half of the popular EDM duo TRPMSTR.
Friday, Aug. 29 & Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
A living breathing three level architectural wonder created by 2,000,000 luminous beaded curtains of light, this multi-story visual spectacle houses three unique bar experiences: high-energy hot spot, sophisticated cocktail retreat and inviting lounge.
Electro Swing Club
Electro Swing Club evokes the feeling, nostalgia and fashion of the 1920’s and early 1930’s, bringing popular era’s past to the audiences and dance floors of today. Its modern twist on an old-time concept, delivers evenings filled with dynamic entertainment and performances unmatched in fun. The group showcases renowned Electro Swing DJs and skilled Lindy hop and tap dance performers, combining the two to make a memorable night that most audiences have never experienced before.
Friday, Aug. 1; Saturday, Aug. 2 & Sunday, Aug. 3 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Singer/songwriter Emily King grew up surrounded by the music of her parents, jazz vocal duo Kim and Marion. By her late teens, she was playing shows in restaurants and venues around her hometown of New York City. In 2004, King gained the attention of famed producer Chucky Thompson who introduced her to music mogul Clive Davis. The meeting led to a recording contract with J Records/Sony Music and the release of King’s debut album East Side Story, which received a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album of the year. King has toured with John Legend and Floetry and opened for major artists, including Gnarles Barkley, Chaka Khan and Erykah Badu, before parting ways with her label in 2008. She continues to work independently, releasing albums recorded in her home such as the July 2011 EP entitled Seven. King’s carefully crafted compositions are the perfect vehicle for her polished, lush vocals that harbor both an innocence and honesty. A gentle mix of soul, folk and rock influences, King’s music emotes the kind of straight-to-the-point storytelling that’s reminiscent of singer/songwriters of the ‘70s.
Friday, Aug. 15 & Saturday, Aug. 16 from 9 to 11:15 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 17 from 8 to 10:15 p.m.
San Francisco’s Slim Jenkins is a celebration of great American roots music. A throwback act playing an old school mix of hot jazz and blues, Slim Jenkins evokes a world of seduction, mystery, love and betrayal. From sultry and smooth to jumping and hot, their music keeps the dance floor energized and alive. Slim Jenkins never loses sight of the balance between tradition and innovation that defines classic American music. Its repertoire is an evocation of our musical history, while at the same time an expression of the edge and attitude of music today.
Thursday, Aug. 21; Sunday, Aug. 24 from 8 to 11:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 22 & Saturday, Aug. 23 from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Mark and The Martini’s
Mark Verabian has fast become one of Las Vegas’ most sought-after entertainers. His range and vocal ability covers all styles of music, including jazz, R&B, rock, Latin and classical. Verabian’s baritone voice has also been combined with the talents of some of Las Vegas’ finest musicians and singers to form his sensational act known as Mark and The Martinis. A front man who has been called the new “Voice of Vegas,” Verabian never fails to delight audiences. His quintessential lounge act is known to take guests on a musical journey appealing to all generations.
Friday, Aug. 29; Saturday, Aug. 30 & Sunday, Aug. 31 from 9 to 11:30 p.m.
ABOUT THE COSMPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS:
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 2,995-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. The Cosmopolitan’s luxurious resort amenities include a 100,000 square foot casino; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour Hair Nails Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor/outdoor nightclub; 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space; 40,000-square foot performance and event space The Chelsea; and social club Rose. Rabbit. Lie., featuring world-class culinary offerings from Coastal Luxury Management. An eclectic line-up of new-to-market retailers include: AllSaints Spitalfields, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, EATDRINK, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and Utique. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Comme Ça by Los Angeles Chef David Myers; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall The Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept.
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