Photos: Ed Sheeran, Macklemore, Niall Horan and More at Tryst & XS Nightclubs, Sept. 20


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Tryst nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas and XS nightclub at Encore continue to prove themselves as the hottest entertainment venues in the country with star-studded events, surprise performances and more.


On Saturday, Sept. 20, Tryst transformed into Jermaine Dupri’s ultimate birthday headquarters as the rapper-turned-DJ took over the stage with R&B singer Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran. To get the party started, Dupri played crowd favorites such as Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s “Holy Grail,” Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” Trey Songz’s “Say Aah” and more before throwing it back to the early 2000s with his infamous hit “Where The Party At.” During his set, fans passed around large cutouts of his face as the lovely ladies of Tryst presented him with a birthday cake shaped as turntables. XS and Tryst Managing Partner Jesse Waits was alongside Dupri as partygoers sang “Happy Birthday.”


Across the property, at the No. 1 nightclub in the country, XS welcomed award-winning DJ and producer David Guetta for another unforgettable show. Continuing to be One Direction band members’ go-to spot for a night out in Las Vegas, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik showed up at the sophisticated venue around 2 a.m. with singer Ed Sheeran and rapper Macklemore. Throughout the evening, Horan, Sheeran and Macklemore hopped on stage, jumped up and danced each time Guetta dropped the bass.


Following his set, Lil Jon and Dupri joined the group on stage to stay, “We have so many celebrities in XS tonight. Let’s keep the party going!” And they did just that as Lil Jon performed “Turn Down For What” and “Bend Ova” before passing the mic to Macklemore, who rapped his verse in “Same Love.”


Additional guests included reality star Brody Jenner, who was seen with his girlfriend Kaitlynn Carter, and four-time Mr. Olympia champion Phil “The Gift” Heath, who was celebrating the competition’s official after-party at XS.


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Phil “The Gift” Heath photos: © Michael Reilly / XS Las Vegas
Other celebrity photos: © Danny Mahoney / XS Las Vegas

Photos: Memorial Day Weekend at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas




Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas proved to be a celebrity hotspot throughout Memorial Day weekend as recording artists, athletes and actors partied at the property’s daylife, nightlife and entertainment venues as well as dined at the resort’s restaurants.


On Friday, May 23, Taboo of Black Eyed Peas returned to Hard Rock Hotel as a guest DJ at Paradise Beach’s Summer Camp session. Spotted in the crowd was Sharna Burgess, professional dancer on ABC’s hit series “Dancing with the Stars.” Burgess was taking in the sun while enjoying some serious rest and relaxation following the show’s season finale.


That evening, mixed martial arts fighter Dan Henderson held his weigh-in after party at the property’s premier dining destination, 35 Steaks + Martinis. Henderson enjoyed signature dishes including the Sautéed Copper River Wild King Salmon and was joined by 40 of his closest friends and family members.


Across the casino, mixed martial arts announcer Bruce Buffer let his laughs out while watching Andrew Dice Clay’s show at Vinyl. Buffer tweeted, “At Hard Rock Hotel on [sic] Vegas with friends & about to see Andrew Dice Clay do his stand up comedy act. Time to laugh!@ufcfightclub #itstime.”


Comedian Kevin Hart and professional football player Adrian Peterson were also on property as they hosted Vanity Nightclub. The two were joined by Peterson’s teammate, Anthony Barr.


On Saturday, May 24, partygoers checked in for a day of REHAB as J. Cole took over on the poolside stage. The chart-topping artist sang some of his biggest hits including “Nobody’s Perfect,” “She Knows” and “Can’t Get Enough,” all while his crew threw T-shirts out to screaming fans. In between each song, J. Cole addressed the crowd, thanking them for coming out and mentioning, “This is REHAB, this is some legendary sh*t!” To finish up his show, J. Cole performed “Work Out,” “Crooked Smile” and “Power Trip” as the entire audience sang along, then partied on stage with up-and-coming rapper Vic Mensa. J. Cole continued the celebrations that evening by keeping guests “up all night” as he and his crew closed out Vanity Nightclub.


On Sunday, May 25, Puff Daddy transformed REHAB into one of his notorious parties as he took the sold-out dayclub by storm with Alfredo Flores, Busta Rhymes, Cassie, DJ Clue, DJ Whoo Kid, Hit-Boy, Karrueche Tran, Meek Mill, Mike Tyson, Quincy Combs and YG. The group partied on stage as Puff Daddy, Busta Rhymes and Meek Mill performed. Spotted in the audience was professional football players Anthony Barr, C.J. Spillman, Cortez AllenNaVorro Bowman, Tony Carter and overseas basketball player TJ Bannister.


That night, Cassie hosted Vanity Nightclub. The singer was joined by Alfredo Flores and Quincy Combs and wore a gold crop top, black jacket with gold pinstripes, black harem pants, white stilettos and gold accessories.


Dan Henderson stopped by the property again on Sunday evening to dine at Nobu Las Vegas and Natalie Skyy, best known for her role in FX’s “Sons of Anarchy,” was seen watching Guns N’ Roses’ residency currently going on through Saturday, June 7 at The Joint.


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Kevin Hart and Adrian Peterson at Vanity Nightclub: © Adam Amar

J. Cole at REHAB: © Erik Kabik 

Puff Daddy and friends at REHAB: © Scott Harrison


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