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**Just Announced**
Of Monsters and Men – Aug. 13
Tickets on sale Friday, June 5 at 10 a.m. PDT

“Set Your Life To Music” Series
“Set Your Life To Music,” 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.

 

X107.5’s “Our Big Concert”
Thursday, May 28
6 p.m.; Doors at 5 p.m.
Tickets: $40 GA

Cage the Elephant
Rock band Cage the Elephant, consisting of singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, bassist Daniel Tichenor and drummer Jared Champion, released its single “Free Love” in late 2007. The following year, the group released its debut self-titled album to commercial and critical success. In 2012, the band followed up the album with the release of their second album Thank You Happy Birthday featuring the hit single, “Shake Me Down.” Shortly after, the band took a brief hiatus before getting back together in August 2012 to begin working on its third album Melophobia. In 2014, the album received a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album.

 

Dirty Heads
In 2003, punk rocker Dustin Bushnell (Duddy B) and rapper Jared Watson (Dirty J) came together to produce infectious and positive music. Shortly after, percussionist Jon Olazabal joined the duo to form Dirty Heads. As a trio, the group started playing shows together and growing its fan base before signing to Warner Bros. Before the group could finish its debut album, Dirty Heads decided to leave the label. In 2008, the group released their debut album Any Port in a Storm featuring the hit track “Lay Me Down.” Dirty Heads released its second album Cabin By The Sea in 2012 followed by its 2013 acoustic album Home-Phantoms of Summer.

 

New Politics
In the late 2000s, Danish indie rockers David Boyd, Soren Hansen and Poul Amaliel formed the band New Politics. The group combined blends of pop, rock and electronic dance music and quickly became known for its high-energy sets. In 2009, the group signed to record label RCA and released its self-titled debut album in 2010. Two years later, New Politics released their sophomore album A Bad Girl in Harlem.

 

Big Data
Big Data is a paranoid electronic music project from the internet and was formed out of a general distrust for technology and The Cloud. Helmed by producer Alan Wilkis, Big Data aims to explore the relationship between man and machine, and how the internet has reshaped the human experience.

 

Joywave
In 2010, vocalist Daniel Armbruster, guitarist Joseph Morinelli, bassist Sean Donnelly, keyboardist Benjamin Bailey and drummer Paul Brenner formed Joywave. The group had produced its first mix tape 77777 in 2010 followed by its 88888 mix tape and the group’s EP Koda Vista. In 2013, Joywave signed to Hollywood Records and released its debut album How Do You Feel Now? featuring singles, “Somebody New” and “Tongues.”

 

Billy Currington with special guest Ryan Lafferty 
Friday, May 29
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35 GA

Born and raised in Rincon, Georgia, Billy Currington moved to Nashville after graduating high school to pursue a music career. While working at a concrete company in the city, Currington continued to work on his music by playing shows and writing songs in his spare time. His hard work eventually paid off when he signed with Mercury Records and released his self-titled debut album in 2003. His first single, “Walk a Little Straighter” peaked at No. 8 on the country charts and established him as a singer and songwriter of great substance. In 2005, he released his sophomore album Doin’ Something Right featuring his first two No. 1 singles, “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” and “Good Directions.” Three years later, he released his third album Little Bit of Everything, which included the hit tracks “People Are Crazy” and “That’s How Country Boys Roll.” In September 2013, Currington delivered We Are Tonight featuring the smash hit, “Hey Girl.”

 

Neon Trees with special guest Alex Winston
Friday, June 12
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20 GA

Utah’s indie pop dance group Neon Trees features keyboardist / vocalist Tyler Glenn, guitarist Chris Allen, bassist Branden Campbell and drummer / vocalist Elaine Bradley. In 2008, the group got its big break when they became one of the opening acts for The Killers’ North American tour. Shortly after the tour wrapped, the band signed with Mercury Records and was voted 2009’s Band of the Year by Salt Lake City’s City Weekly. In early 2010, the group released their debut album Habits featuring the breakthrough single “Animal.” The success of the song led to a number of opportunities for the band including multiple TV appearances and tours with Thirty Seconds To Mars, Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance and Duran Duran. In 2014, the band released its third album Pop Psychology which was largely influenced by Glenn and his challenges to find love in the digital age.

 

Alesso
Thursday, June 18
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $45 GA
**A limited number of early bird tickets are available for $30

Alessandro Lindblad, more commonly known as Alesso, is a DJ and dance music producer from Stockholm, Sweden. His career quickly gained mainstream recognition for his remixes of Tiësto, Swedish House Mafia, and Avicii, as well as his own productions. His first major achievement was in 2011 when his remix of Nadia Ali’s track “Pressure” was one of the most successful EDM tracks of the year. Later in the same year, he placed in DJ Mag’s Top 100 list, debuting at number 70. In early 2012, he was named one of MTV’s “one to watch,” making his first BBC Radio 1 essential mix, and earning the track of the year award on Zane Lowe’s prime-time Radio 1 slot for the single “Calling (Lose My Mind).” He leaped to major success when he achieved a U.K. chart No. 1 with his collaborative single “Under Control” alongside Calvin Harris and Theo Hurts. At the end of 2013, Alesso received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Remix for “If I Lose Myself.” A man clearly in love with music and life, Alesso’s ethos is all about living in the moment. He is an impassioned producer seeking out life’s highs while defying genre, expectation and convention.

 

Last Summer On Earth 2015 Tour: Barenaked Ladies with special guests Violent Femmes and Colin Hay
Saturday, July 18
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $50 GA

Since the band’s start in the late 1980s, Barenaked Ladies has sold over 14 million albums worldwide. The Canadian band found success when vocalists Ed Robertson and Steve Page started incorporating comedy into their early performances to hold the audience’s attention between sets. The combination of the duo’s humor and eclectic folk pop rock sound sealed the group’s fate as its popularity continued to grow into the early 1990s. The group grew into a true band with the addition of Jim Creegan (bass/vocals), Tyler Stewart (drums/vocals) and Andy Creegan (keyboards) and went on to release Yellow Tape, Canada’s first independently-released tape to reach platinum status. Shortly after, Barenaked Ladies signed with Sire/Reprise Records in 1992 and released its debut studio album Gordon featuring hits such as “Be My Yoko Ono,” “Brian Wilson” and “If I Had a $1,000,000.” Before the release of the band’s third album, Kevin Hearn (keyboard/guitar/vocals) replaced Andy Creegan, who left the group to finish college abroad. Over the next decade, the group released six more albums, toured around the globe and started its own label, Desperation Records. In 2009, Page announced his departure from the band. The now quartet decided to form a new label, Raisin’ Records, and released All in Good Time, the band’s first album since Page’s departure. In 2013, Barenaked Ladies released its 11th studio album Grinning Streak featuring the hit single, “Boomerang.”

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Of Monsters and Men
Thursday, Aug.13
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35 GA

In 2011, Of Monsters and Men put its names on the map with its inescapable and infectious quadruple-platinum smash hit, “Little Talks.” An engaging mix of authentic indie and alternative sounds, the Icelandic quintet’s debut album, My Head Is An Animal, climbed to the top of the Billboard Top 200 and sold over two million albums worldwide. Since then, the group has delivered rapturous performances at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Newport Folk Festival, Osheaga, Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Pukkelpop and Splendour in the Grass as well as countless sold-out shows. The group headed back home to Iceland in 2013 to begin building the framework for its highly anticipated sophomore album. Splitting studio sessions between Iceland and Los Angeles, Of Monsters and Men recorded Beneath The Skin under the direction of co-producer Rich Costey. The album will be released in June 2015 and features the hit single, “Crystals.”

Slightly Stoopid
Friday, Aug. 14
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35 GA

Slightly Stoopid co-founders and multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty were still in high school when they signed to Skunk Records. While at the label, the duo produced two albums, Slightly Stoopid in 1996 and Longest Barrel Ride in 1998. Over the next couple years, Slightly Stoopid’s sound matured with the addition of drummer Ryan Moran and percussionist and vocalist Oguer Ocon. In 2005, the group released Closer to the Sun, considered to be the group’s most successful album to date. The album mixed a number of musical influences including dub step, reggae and hip-hop and allowed the band to tour with a variety of acts over the years. The group took a brief break from touring to release Chronchitis in 2007 and followed up the album with an updated version of its 2005 EP Slightly Not Stoned Enough to Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid. In 2012, the Ocean Beach, California-based group released its most current studio album, Top of the World, featuring a number of special guests such as G. Love, Fishbone and Barrington Levy.

 

Catch A Fire Tour 2015
With Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Morgan Heritage and Tarrus Riley
Thursday, Sept. 24
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $43 GA

Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
The youngest son of Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley, Damien Marley formed his first band, The Shepherds, when he was 13 years old. In 1994, Marley recorded his first solo album, Mr. Marley, with the help of his father’s label, Tuff Gong. Marley released his second album Halfway Tree with the help of his producer and brother Stephen “Ragga” Marley. The album became a sensation and won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. In the summer of 2005, Marley released Welcome to Jamrock, a successful album combing reggae and hip-hop influences.

 

Morgan Heritage
In 1994, the children of legendary reggae singer Denroy Morgan came together to form the band Morgan Heritage. After a performance at the Reggae Sunsplash Festival, the group signed with MCA Records and released its first album, Miracle. The album was considered a major flop and caused the group to rediscover its musical roots. After the release of its second album, Protect Us Jah, the group shrunk to five members including vocalists Roy “Gramps” Morgan, Peter Morgan and Una Morgan; percussionist Memmalatel “Mojo” Morgan; and rhythm guitarist Nakhamyah “Lukes” Morgan. Over the last two decades, the band has produced a number of hit singles including “Protect Us Jah,” “Let’s Make Up,” “Set Yourself Free,” “Mama and Papa” and “Tell Me How Come.” In April 2015, Morgan Heritage released Strictly Roots, featuring appearances by J. Boog, Chronixx, Bobby Lee of SOJA and Jemere Morgan.

 

Tarrus Riley
The son of singer Jimmy Riley, Tarrus Riley is considered one of the most gifted second generation Jamaican reggae singers. In 2004, Riley released his debut album Challenges produced by popular Jamaican saxophonist Dean Fraser. Two years later, he released his sophomore album Parables featuring the hit single “She’s Royal.” Riley followed up the album with Contagious in 2009. Over the years, Riley’s sound has been described as contemporary while still remaining true to his Jamaican roots. His music paired with his strong stage performance has made him a popular artist in the international reggae scene.

 

Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland Tour with special guest Citizen Cope
Saturday, Oct. 3
8:30 p.m.; Doors at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $55 GA

Counting Crows, consisting of singer Adam Duritz, drummer Jim Bogios, guitarist David Bryson, keyboardist Charlie Gillingham, guitarist David Immergluck, bass player Millard Powers and guitarist Dan Vickrey, became an overnight sensation in 1993 with the release of its multiplatinum debut album August and Everything After. The band quickly became known for its dark lyrics and rock ‘n’ roll sound reminiscent of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Over the next two decades, the band released seven albums, toured around the globe and sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. In September 2014, Counting Crows released its most recent studio album Somewhere Under Wonderland. Since then, the band has been touring around the world, captivating fans with its unique and innovative live performances.
Father John Misty with special guest Mikal Cronin
Thursday, Oct. 15
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $23 GA

Before adopting the pseudonym Father John Misty, singer and songwriter J. Tillman first made a name for himself playing drums in a pair of indie rock bands, Saxon Shore and Stately, while attending college in New York City. At that time, he began writing material of his own, citing the music of Nick Drake and Pete Seeger, and the writings of Flannery O’Connor, as key influences. During tours with Damien Jurado, Tilman produced a few CD-R albums and created a ready audience for his home-burned discs. In 2006, the independent Fargo Records label released Tillman’s first properly distributed solo album, Minor Works, and Keep Records reissued I Will Return/Long May You Run as a two-disc set the same year. In 2007, Yer Bird Records released Tillman’s fourth, more elaborately arranged album, Cancer and Delirium. Although his solo work continued to garner critical acclaim, he briefly shifted focus in 2008 by joining Fleet Foxes. The group toured heavily in support of its debut album, yet, Tillman continued working on his own material, releasing Year in the Kingdom in 2009. In 2011, Tillman left Fleet Foxes to concentrate on his many solo projects, using his pseudonym Father John Misty for 2012’s Fear Fun. In 2015, Tillman issued a second studio album under the moniker, the caustically funny and surprisingly sweet I Love You, Honeybear.

 

The Chelsea
Inspired by some of the world’s most iconic venues, The Chelsea is a 40,000 square-foot transformable space featuring remnant brick tiling, an eclectic collection of stage production props, a vintage lobby bar, private VIP opera boxes and a memorable grand staircase complete with a dramatic chandelier. The venue’s stage attracts some of today’s hottest acts.

 

Brian Wilson with special guest Rodriguez
Friday, July 10
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $50 GA; Reserved prices starting at $70

Considered one of the greatest composers of the rock era, Brian Wilson got an early start when he formed The Beach Boys in 1961 with his two younger brothers Dennis and Carl, cousin Mike Love and childhood friend Alan Jardine. Heavily influenced by the harmonic blend of Four Freshman and the rock rhythms of Chuck Berry, Wilson went on to write a number of the group’s top hits including “Surfer Girl,” “In My Room,” “I Get Around,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me Rhonda” and “California Girls.” After 1967, Wilson relinquished much of his control of the group to his brother Carl in order to focus on other projects. In 1988, Wilson released his first solo album featuring the hit single “Love And Mercy,” a song that often serves as a closing performance for his concerts. Following the release, Wilson continued to write and record music as a solo act as well as a member of The Beach Boys. By 2012, Wilson had officially reunited with the group in time to release That’s Why God Made The Radio, the group’s first album with Wilson in over 15 years. In 2014, Wilson began to tour and record as a solo artist again, with songs he had originally written for The Beach Boys. His latest solo album No Pier Pressure is set to release in April 2015 and features a number of guest stars from a variety of genres.

Known only by his surname, legendary singer-songwriter and self-taught guitarist Rodriguez began performing in bars and clubs around Detroit in the 1960s as the city suffered post-industrial urban decay. It was there that he recorded two studio albums, Cold Fact in 1969 and Coming from Reality in 1971. In the mid-1970s, his music gained airplay in Australia and New Zealand where he became an overseas performer. Rodriguez was unaware that he had reached legendary folk-rock super stardom status in South Africa, where mistaken rumors circulated that he had perished. In fact, South African anti-Apartheid activists and musicians alike were profoundly inspired by his counterculture lyrics. In the late 1990s, South African fans finally sought him out, leading to the unanticipated renaissance of his music career. His story is told in the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, “Searching for Sugar Man,” which has given Rodriguez a new measure of fame in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Brantley Gilbert with special guest Carter Winter
Friday, July 24
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $65 GA; Reserved prices starting at $85

Country music star Brantley Gilbert notched his first No. 1 Billboard Country Albums debut with the gold-certified JUST AS I AM and holds the third-highest country debut of 2014 as well as a Top 10 spot on this year’s Soundscan Top Albums chart. The album produced his latest single “One Hell of an Amen;” the platinum-certified No. 1 hit “Bottoms Up;” and the Top 10, gold-certified “Small Town Throwdown,” featuring labelmates Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett. The Georgia native has racked up five No. 1 singles, impressive album sales, multiple award show nominations from the Country Music Awards, Academy of Country Music (ACM), American Country Awards, American Music Awards, American Country Countdown awards and Country Music Television awards, in addition to being named 2013 ACM Awards “New Male Artist of the Year.” Brantley’s previous project, the platinum HALFWAY TO HEAVEN DELUXE, produced two platinum-certified No. 1 hits – “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and “Country Must Be Country Wide.” As a celebrated songwriter, he has also penned No. 1 songs “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem” for Jason Aldean, among others. Brantley is currently on the road with the second leg of his LET IT RIDE TOUR and will join Kenny Chesney in 2015 for THE BIG REVIVAL TOUR.

 

Willie Nelson with special guest Emi Sunshine
Sunday, July 26
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: Prices starting at $35

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy,” “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.  Released May of 2012, Heroes, his first album for Legacy Recordings, showcased new songs and deep country classics.  The album spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Americana Radio Chart. Later that year he launched his book, “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die,” which landed in the Top 10 on The New York Times’ best-seller list.  A road journal written in his inimitable, homespun voice, the book is a deeply personal look into the heart and soul of a unique man and one of the greatest artists of our time. In 2013, Nelson’s albums included April’s Let’s Face The Music And Dance,  an album of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble; and October’s To All The Girls…, which features 18 duets with music’s top female singers including Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones and Shelby Lynne.

 

BOND
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 M!keAttack
May 26 and June 9 and 23 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.

 

DJ Stephi K
May 27 and June 10 and 24 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

California-native DJ Stephi K developed a passion for music of all genres during her childhood. Inspired by artists such as Madonna and 2Pac, the budding performer began to write and record her own music, eventually developing her own unique style. Since her initial foray into the industry, DJ Stephi K has worked with several producers and has been featured on multiple hip-hop tracks. She’s performed live at venues throughout Southern California and starred in her own music video, “Play It Back.” DJ Stephi K now calls Las Vegas her home and continues to excel in the music industry with a confident attitude and strong presence that sets her aside from competitors.

 

DJ Earwaxxx
May 28 and June 11, 12, 13 and 25 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 in 1993. Following an equipment upgrade and a move to Las Vegas, DJ Earwaxxx found himself working for two of the most prestigious club groups, Tao Group and The Light Group, where he played for thousands every weekend. By incorporating flawless blends, impeccable scratches and intricate trick mixing, Earwaxxx proves that he is the future of DJing.

 

DJ Crykit
May 31 and June 14 and 28 from 10 p.m. to 2 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.

 

DJ Technicolor
June 1, 15 and 29 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Performing as DJ Technicolor, Morgan Gould’s Downtown Las Vegas beginnings have lead to great things. The musical powerhouse has enjoyed residencies and headlined at venues across the city. Grandson of Academy Award Winner David Gould, DJ Technicolor first aspired to become a filmmaker. That path changed when he discovered his true passion in creating and playing music. DJ Technicolor not only maintains a commanding presence on The Strip but curates for brands like Liberty Trade Show, Red Bull, Mercedes Benz and Topshop. With original productions and remixes soon to be released, DJ Technicolor plans to continue his expansion into the DJ world.

 

DJ John Cha
June 2, 16 and 30 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
June 5 and 6 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

“Music is life, and I am living” are the words that best describe John Cha’s passion and love for music. Cha describes his style as high energy, fun, creative, technical and interesting. He’s opened for the likes of Ciara, Naughty By Nature and Kelly Clarkson; worked at some of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas; headlined at venues in Mexico and Canada; and watched his DJ star rise with the speed and brilliance of a Roman candle.

 

DJ Atom E
June 3 and 17 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

DJ Atom E carries a myriad of accomplishments under his belt.  From rocking huge crowds while blending various genres of music to distributing more than 1,000 original edits through the best DJ record pools, DJ Atom E is a master in producing stomping house beats.  His one-of-a-kind eclectic mixes are laced with his signature style and offer a fresh take on the electronic dance music scene.

 

DJ Roger Gangi
June 4 and 18 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Originally from New Jersey, Roger Gangi exploded on the Las Vegas scene in January 2006. Since then, hard work and dedication have given him the opportunity to spin at multiple properties on The Strip. 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.

 

DJ Miss Joy
June 7 and 21 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
June 20 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

A nationally-known DJ, Miss Joy debuted in 2002 in MTV’s “The Real World: Las Vegas.” She soon gained national exposure when she performed in a Pepsi Commercial with the world-renowned hip-hop group, The Black Eyed Peas. There was no doubt about her talents as a DJ and her ability to hold her own in the competitive club scene of Las Vegas after she easily took first place in an all-female DJ competition and first place in the largest DJ competition that Sin City has yet to offer.

 

DJ Cyberkid
June 8 and 22 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
June 19 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Born and raised in La Puente, California, DJ Cyberkid lived there until he was 15 when he moved to Carpinteria, California. Towards the end of his senior year of high school, Cyberkid started DJing, a hobby that would soon morph into a career for the young man. Cyberkid’s first professional DJ gig was in Ventura, California where he worked as a full-time mixer on a radio station. After several years of working in radio at various stations, Cyberkid found his way to Las Vegas and has been DJing the city’s extravagant nightclubs ever since.

 

DJ Evil One
June 26 and 27 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

DJ Evil One discovered his love of classic hip-hop at an early age. His accomplishments include spinning at a weekend event for basketball player Derrick Rose, performing as the tour DJ for upcoming pop singer Anjulie and residencies in a number of major cities. DJ Evil One is also the co-founder of The Music Trust where he has created an alliance of the best DJs from around the world.

 

ABOUT THE COSMOPOLITAN OF LAS VEGAS:
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury resort offering a decidedly different perspective. Located at the heart of The Strip, the resort’s uniquely vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The new 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 modern supper club Rose. Rabbit. Lie. 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, Rent the Runway, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and U*tique Shop. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall The Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept.

 

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Entertainment Listings

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Entertainment Listings

**Just Announced**

Willie Nelson at The Chelsea – July 26

Father John Misty at Boulevard Pool – Oct. 15

Tickets on sale Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. PDT

 

Note: Due to severe wind conditions, Lykke Li’s concert at Boulevard Pool on April 14 was cancelled and will not be rescheduled at this time. All ticket holders should contact their point-of-sale for refunds.

 

“Set Your Life To Music” Series

“Set Your Life To Music,” 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.

 

X107.5’s “Our Big Concert”
Thursday, May 28
6 p.m.; Doors at 5 p.m.
Tickets: $40 GA

Cage the Elephant
Rock band Cage the Elephant, consisting of singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, bassist Daniel Tichenor and drummer Jared Champion, released its single “Free Love” in late 2007. The following year, the group released its debut self-titled album to commercial and critical success. In 2012, the band followed up the album with the release of their second album Thank You Happy Birthday featuring the hit single, “Shake Me Down.” Shortly after, the band took a brief hiatus before getting back together in August 2012 to begin working on its third album Melophobia. In 2014, the album received a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album.

Dirty Heads
In 2003, punk rocker Dustin Bushnell (Duddy B) and rapper Jared Watson (Dirty J) came together to produce infectious and positive music. Shortly after, percussionist Jon Olazabal joined the duo to form Dirty Heads. As a trio, the group started playing shows together and growing its fan base before signing to Warner Bros. Before the group could finish its debut album, Dirty Heads decided to leave the label. In 2008, the group released their debut album Any Port in a Storm featuring the hit track “Lay Me Down.” Dirty Heads released its second album Cabin By The Sea in 2012 followed by its 2013 acoustic album Home-Phantoms of Summer.

New Politics
In the late 2000s, Danish indie rockers David Boyd, Soren H and Poul Amaliel formed the band New Politics. The group combined blends of pop, rock and electronic dance music and quickly became known for its high-energy sets. In 2009, the group signed to record label RCA and released its self-titled debut album in 2010. Two years later, New Politics released their sophomore album A Bad Girl in Harlem.

Big Data
Big Data is a paranoid electronic music project from the internet and was formed out of a general distrust for technology and The Cloud. Helmed by producer Alan Wilkis, Big Data aims to explore the relationship between man and machine, and how the internet has reshaped the human experience.

Joywave
In 2010, vocalist Daniel Armbruster, guitarist Joseph Morinelli, bassist Sean Donnelly, keyboardist Benjamin Bailey and drummer Paul Brenner formed Joywave. The group had produced its first mix tape 77777 in 2010 followed by its 88888 mix tape and the group’s EP Koda Vista. In 2013, Joywave signed to Hollywood Records and released its debut album How Do You Feel Now? featuring singles, “Somebody New” and “Tongues.”

Billy Currington
Friday, May 29
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35 GA

Born and raised in Rincon, Georgia, Billy Currington moved to Nashville after graduating high school to pursue a music career. While working at a concrete company in the city, Currington continued to work on his music by playing shows and writing songs in his spare time. His hard work eventually paid off when he signed with Mercury Records and released his self-titled debut album in 2003. His first single, “Walk a Little Straighter” peaked at No. 8 on the country charts and established him as a singer and songwriter of great substance. In 2005, he released his sophomore album Doin’ Something Right featuring his first two No. 1 singles, “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” and “Good Directions.” Three years later, he released his third album Little Bit of Everything, which included the hit tracks “People Are Crazy” and “That’s How Country Boys Roll.” In September 2013, Currington delivered We Are Tonight featuring the smash hit, “Hey Girl.”

Neon Trees with special guest Alex Winston
Friday, June 12
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20 GA

Utah’s indie pop dance group Neon Trees features keyboardist / vocalist Tyler Glenn, guitarist Chris Allen, bassist Branden Campbell and drummer / vocalist Elaine Bradley. In 2008, the group got its big break when they became one of the opening acts for The Killers’ North American tour. Shortly after the tour wrapped, the band signed with Mercury Records and was voted 2009’s Band of the Year by Salt Lake City’s City Weekly. In early 2010, the group released their debut album Habits featuring the breakthrough single “Animal.” The success of the song led to a number of opportunities for the band including multiple TV appearances and tours with Thirty Seconds To Mars, Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance and Duran Duran. In 2014, the band released its third album Pop Psychology which was largely influenced by Glenn and his challenges to find love in the digital age.

Last Summer On Earth 2015 Tour: Barenaked Ladies with special guests Violent Femmes and Colin Hay
Saturday, July 18
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $50 GA

Since the band’s start in the late 1980s, Barenaked Ladies has sold over 14 million albums worldwide. The Canadian band found success when vocalists Ed Robertson and Steve Page started incorporating comedy into their early performances to hold the audience’s attention between sets. The combination of the duo’s humor and eclectic folk pop rock sound sealed the group’s fate as its popularity continued to grow into the early 1990s. The group grew into a true band with the addition of Jim Creegan (bass/vocals), Tyler Stewart (drums/vocals) and Andy Creegan (keyboards) and went on to release Yellow Tape, Canada’s first independently-released tape to reach platinum status. Shortly after, Barenaked Ladies signed with Sire/Reprise Records in 1992 and released its debut studio album Gordon featuring hits such as “Be My Yoko Ono,” “Brian Wilson” and “If I Had a $1,000,000.” Before the release of the band’s third album, Kevin Hearn (keyboard/guitar/vocals) replaced Andy Creegan, who left the group to finish college abroad. Over the next decade, the group released six more albums, toured around the globe and started its own label, Desperation Records. In 2009, Page announced his departure from the band. The now quartet decided to form a new label, Raisin’ Records, and released All in Good Time, the band’s first album since Page’s departure. In 2013, Barenaked Ladies released its 11th studio album Grinning Streak featuring the hit single, “Boomerang.”

Slightly Stoopid
Friday, Aug. 14
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $35 GA

Slightly Stoopid co-founders and multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty were still in high school when they signed to Skunk Records. While at the label, the duo produced two albums, Slightly Stoopid in 1996 and Longest Barrel Ride in 1998. Over the next couple years, Slightly Stoopid’s sound matured with the addition of drummer Ryan Moran and percussionist and vocalist Oguer Ocon. In 2005, the group released Closer to the Sun, considered to be the group’s most successful album to date. The album mixed a number of musical influences including dub step, reggae and hip-hop and allowed the band to tour with a variety of acts over the years. The group took a brief break from touring to release Chronchitis in 2007 and followed up the album with an updated version of its 2005 EP Slightly Not Stoned Enough to Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid. In 2012, the Ocean Beach, California-based group released its most current studio album, Top of the World, featuring a number of special guests such as G. Love, Fishbone and Barrington Levy.

Counting Crows: Somewhere Under Wonderland Tour with special guest Citizen Cope
Saturday, Oct. 3
8:30 p.m.; Doors at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $55 GA

Counting Crows, consisting of singer Adam Duritz, drummer Jim Bogios, guitarist David Bryson, keyboardist Charlie Gillingham, guitarist David Immergluck, bass player Millard Powers and guitarist Dan Vickrey, became an overnight sensation in 1993 with the release of its multiplatinum debut album August and Everything After. The band quickly became known for its dark lyrics and rock ‘n’ roll sound reminiscent of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Over the next two decades, the band released seven albums, toured around the globe and sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. In September 2014, Counting Crows released its most recent studio album Somewhere Under Wonderland. Since then, the band has been touring around the world, captivating fans with its unique and innovative live performances.

Father John Misty

Father John Misty
Thursday, Oct. 15
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $23 GA

Before adopting the pseudonym Father John Misty, singer and songwriter J. Tillman first made a name for himself playing drums in a pair of indie rock bands, Saxon Shore and Stately, while attending college in New York City. At that time, he began writing material of his own, citing the music of Nick Drake and Pete Seeger, and the writings of Flannery O’Connor, as key influences. During tours with Damien Jurado, Tilman produced a few CD-R albums and created a ready audience for his home-burned discs. In 2006, the independent Fargo Records label released Tillman’s first properly distributed solo album, Minor Works, and Keep Records reissued I Will Return/Long May You Run as a two-disc set the same year. In 2007, Yer Bird Records released Tillman’s fourth, more elaborately arranged album, Cancer and Delirium. Although his solo work continued to garner critical acclaim, he briefly shifted focus in 2008 by joining Fleet Foxes. The group toured heavily in support of its debut album, yet, Tillman continued working on his own material, releasing Year in the Kingdom in 2009. In 2011, Tillman left Fleet Foxes to concentrate on his many solo projects, using his pseudonym Father John Misty for 2012’s Fear Fun. In 2015, Tillman issued a second studio album under the moniker, the caustically funny and surprisingly sweet I Love You, Honeybear.

The Chelsea
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.

Amy Schumer Live with special guest Mark Normand
Friday, April 24
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: Prices starting at $45

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’s 2011 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 Apatow and 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.

Craig Ferguson’s Hot & Grumpy Tour: Walking the Earth with special guest Josh Robert Thompson
Saturday, May 23
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: Prices starting at $25

Craig Ferguson entered the world of late-night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career in film, television, music and stand-up. In 2005, Ferguson became the host of CBS’ “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” where he enjoyed much success including an Emmy nomination (2006), as well as a Peabody Award (2009) for excellence in broadcasting. For nine years, the show continued to set all-time viewer records until Ferguson’s departure in December 2014. In addition to his work on TV, Ferguson has released three comedy specials and lent his voice to a number of animated feature films including “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Winnie The Pooh,” “Brave” and most recently “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” In September 2014, Ferguson became the host of the new syndicated game show “Celebrity Name Game,” produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette. Additionally, Ferguson serves on the board of the Lollipop Theater Network, an organization that brings movies that are currently in theatrical release to hospitalized children facing chronic and life-threatening illness nationwide.

Brian Wilson with special guest Rodriguez
Friday, July 10
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $50 GA; Reserved prices starting at $70

Considered one of the greatest composers of the rock era, Brian Wilson got an early start when he formed The Beach Boys in 1961 with his two younger brothers Dennis and Carl, cousin Mike Love and childhood friend Alan Jardine. Heavily influenced by the harmonic blend of Four Freshman and the rock rhythms of Chuck Berry, Wilson went on to write a number of the group’s top hits including “Surfer Girl,” “In My Room,” “I Get Around,” “Don’t Worry Baby,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me Rhonda” and “California Girls.” After 1967, Wilson relinquished much of his control of the group to his brother Carl in order to focus on other projects. In 1988, Wilson released his first solo album featuring the hit single “Love And Mercy,” a song that often serves as a closing performance for his concerts. Following the release, Wilson continued to write and record music as a solo act as well as a member of The Beach Boys. By 2012, Wilson had officially reunited with the group in time to release That’s Why God Made The Radio, the group’s first album with Wilson in over 15 years. In 2014, Wilson began to tour and record as a solo artist again, with songs he had originally written for The Beach Boys. His latest solo album No Pier Pressure is set to release in April 2015 and features a number of guest stars from a variety of genres.

Known only by his surname, legendary singer-songwriter and self-taught guitarist Rodriguez began performing in bars and clubs around Detroit in the 1960s as the city suffered post-industrial urban decay. It was there that he recorded two studio albums, Cold Fact in 1969 and Coming from Reality in 1971. In the mid-1970s, his music gained airplay in Australia and New Zealand where he became an overseas performer. Rodriguez was unaware that he had reached legendary folk-rock super stardom status in South Africa, where mistaken rumors circulated that he had perished. In fact, South African anti-Apartheid activists and musicians alike were profoundly inspired by his counterculture lyrics. In the late 1990s, South African fans finally sought him out, leading to the unanticipated renaissance of his music career. His story is told in the 2012 Oscar award-winning documentary, “Searching for Sugar Man,” which has given Rodriguez a new measure of fame in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Brantley Gilbert with special guest Carter Winter
Friday, July 24
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $65 GA; Reserved prices starting at $85

Country music star Brantley Gilbert notched his first No. 1 Billboard Country Albums debut with the gold-certified JUST AS I AM and holds the third-highest country debut of 2014 as well as a Top 10 spot on this year’s Soundscan Top Albums chart. The album produced his latest single “One Hell of an Amen;” the platinum-certified No. 1 hit “Bottoms Up;” and the Top 10, gold-certified “Small Town Throwdown,” featuring labelmates Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett. The Georgia native has racked up five No. 1 singles, impressive album sales, multiple award show nominations from the Country Music Awards, Academy of Country Music (ACM), American Country Awards, American Music Awards, American Country Countdown awards and Country Music Television awards, in addition to being named 2013 ACM Awards “New Male Artist of the Year.” Brantley’s previous project, the platinum HALFWAY TO HEAVEN DELUXE, produced two platinum-certified No. 1 hits – “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” and “Country Must Be Country Wide.” As a celebrated songwriter, he has also penned No. 1 songs “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem” for Jason Aldean, among others. Brantley is currently on the road with the second leg of his LET IT RIDE TOUR and will join Kenny Chesney in 2015 for THE BIG REVIVAL TOUR.

 

Willie Nelson
Sunday, July 26
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: Prices starting at $35

With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of “Crazy,” “Red Headed Stranger” and “Stardust.” Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor and activist.  Released May of 2012, Heroes, his first album for Legacy Recordings, showcased new songs and deep country classics.  The album spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Americana Radio Chart. Later that year he launched his book, “Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die,” which landed in the Top 10 on The New York Times’ best-seller list.  A road journal written in his inimitable, homespun voice, the book is a deeply personal look into the heart and soul of a unique man and one of the greatest artists of our time. In 2013, Nelson’s albums included April’s Let’s Face The Music And Dance,  an album of deep pop country repertoire classics performed with transformative patented ease by Nelson and Family, his long-time touring and recording ensemble; and October’s To All The Girls…, which features 18 duets with music’s top female singers including Dolly Parton, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn, Wynonna Judd, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones and Shelby Lynne.

BOND
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 Technicolor
April 20 and May 4 and 18 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
May 22 and 23 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Performing as DJ Technicolor, Morgan Gould’s Downtown Las Vegas beginnings have lead to great things. The musical powerhouse has enjoyed residencies and headlined at venues across the city. Grandson of Academy Award Winner David Gould, DJ Technicolor first aspired to become a filmmaker. That path changed when he discovered his true passion in creating and playing music. DJ Technicolor not only maintains a commanding presence on The Strip but curates for brands like Liberty Trade Show, Red Bull, Mercedes Benz and Topshop. With original productions and remixes soon to be released, DJ Technicolor plans to continue his expansion into the DJ world.

DJ NOAFEX
April 22 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
April 23 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

DJ NOAFEX paid his dues for years in his hometown of Detroit before catching his break in Los Angeles, where he was given the opportunity to open for the 2011 reunion tour of the iconic Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block. Acting as the official DJ for rising pop singer Ashlyne Huff on the nationwide tour, DJ NOAFEX soon caught the attention of Platinum selling pop sensation Jay Sean’s (Cash Money, YMCMB) management who helped display his talents abroad. Today, he continues to keep dance floors packed at some of the hottest venues. With an open-format style of mixing, his versatility is sure to keep him in demand on the ever evolving club scene.

DJ Earwaxxx
April 24, 25 and 30 and May 8, 9, 14 and 28 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 in 1993. Following an equipment upgrade and a move to Las Vegas, DJ Earwaxxx found himself working for two of the most prestigious club groups, Tao Group and The Light Group, where he played for thousands every weekend. By incorporating flawless blends, impeccable scratches and intricate trick mixing, Earwaxxx proves that he is the future of DJing.

DJ Miss Joy
April 26 and May 10 and 24 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
May 16 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

A nationally-known DJ, Miss Joy debuted in 2002 in MTV’s “The Real World: Las Vegas.” She soon gained national exposure when she performed in a Pepsi Commercial with the world-renowned hip-hop group, The Black Eyed Peas. There was no doubt about her talents as a DJ and her ability to hold her own in the competitive club scene of Las Vegas after she easily took first place in an all-female DJ competition and first place in the largest DJ competition that Sin City has yet to offer.

DJ Cyberkid
April 27 and May 11 and 25 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
May 15 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Born and raised in La Puente, California, DJ Cyberkid lived there until he was 15 when he moved to Carpinteria, California. Towards the end of his senior year of high school, Cyberkid got into DJing, a hobby that would soon morph into a career for the young man. Cyberkid’s first professional DJ gig was in Ventura, California where he worked as a full-time mixer on a radio station. After several years of working in radio at various stations, Cyberkid found his way to Las Vegas and has been DJing the city’s extravagant nightclubs ever since.

DJ M!keAttack
April 28 and May 12 and 26 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.

DJ Freddy B
April 29 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Freddy B currently holds a diverse range of DJ residencies on The Strip as well as throughout the U.S. and is the go-to Las Vegas tastemaker for various Fortune 500 companies. He prides himself in being capable of energizing a nightclub of two thousand people and creating an atmosphere for a dining room full of hungry trendsetters.

DJ John Cha
May 1 and 2 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
May 5 and 19 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

“Music is life, and I am living” are the words that best describe John Cha’s passion and love for music. Cha describes his style as high energy, fun, creative, technical and interesting. He’s opened for the likes of Ciara, Naughty By Nature and Kelly Clarkson; worked at some of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas; headlined at venues in Mexico and Canada; and watched his DJ star rise with the speed and brilliance of a Roman candle.

DJ Crykit
May 3 and 31 from 10 p.m. to 2 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.

DJ Atom E
May 6 and 20 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

DJ Atom E carries a myriad of accomplishments under his belt.  From rocking huge crowds while blending various genres of music to distributing more than 1,000 original edits through the best DJ record pools, DJ Atom E is a master in producing stomping house beats.  His one-of-a-kind eclectic mixes are laced with his signature style and offer a fresh take on the electronic dance music scene.

DJ Roger Gangi
May 7 and 21 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Originally from New Jersey, Roger Gangi exploded on the Las Vegas scene in January 2006. Since then, hard work and dedication have given him the opportunity to spin at multiple properties on The Strip. 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.

DJ Stephi K
May 13 and 27 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

California-native DJ Stephi K developed a passion for music of all genres during her childhood. Inspired by artists such as Madonna and 2Pac, the budding performer began to write and record her own music, eventually developing her own unique style. Since her initial foray into the industry, DJ Stephi K has worked with several producers and has been featured on multiple hip-hop tracks. She’s performed live at venues throughout Southern California and starred in her own music video, “Play It Back.” DJ Stephi K now calls Las Vegas her home and continues to excel in the music industry with a confident attitude and strong presence that sets her aside from competitors.

DJ Yo Yolie
May 17 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Yo Yolie grew up in a DJ environment as her older brother was a DJ and influenced her to embrace the culture. Her upbringing was flourished with enriching sounds, which began her journey as a music enthusiast. When Yolie isn’t spinning at some of the cities hottest venues, the tastemaker is playing for leading brands such as Nike, Victoria’s Secret, Crunch, Marciano and H&M.

DJ Morse Code
May 29 and 30 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

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.

 

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 modern supper club Rose. Rabbit. Lie. 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, Rent the Runway, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics, Stitched and Utique. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; and popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; bustling culinary food hall The Wicked Spoon; and The Henry, an all-day dining concept.

 

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Outdoor Music Festivals Hit The Strip

Outdoor Music Festivals Hit The Strip

With fall quickly approaching and temperatures dropping, there’s no better place to be in Las Vegas than outside, surrounded by the excitement of The Strip. Located across from Luxor Hotel and Casino, the MGM Resorts Village, the new 12-acre flexible outdoor event venue, is making it easy for music lovers of all genres to sing along with their favorite tunes day and night through the upcoming fall months.

 

 

 

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September 20: iHeartRadio Music Festival Village
For the second consecutive year, iHeartRadio sets the stage with a daytime experience at the MGM Resorts Village in conjunction with the two-day concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Locals and tourists alike can check out the hottest musicians including Iggy Azalea, Neon Trees, Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Magic!, The Pretty Reckless, Nico & Vinz and Lil Jon, among others, all while soaking in some Vitamin D. The Festival Village also will offer fan zones and interactive experiences by iHeartRadio’s brand partners.

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September 27: Boulevard Brew Fest
GRAMMY Award-winning band Kings of Leon will headline the Boulevard Brew Fest with its Mechanical Bull Tour at the MGM Resorts Village. Young The Giant, Kongos and more will join Kings of Leon for the event presented by MGM Resorts International and Oregon Brewers Festival.  While enjoying live performances, Boulevard Brew Fest attendees will have the opportunity to “tap” in to a seven-hour beer-topia featuring more than 60 unique Oregon beers from more than 50 breweries, along with local selections handcrafted by multiple Las Vegas-based craft breweries. Food trucks will be on hand to round out the experience.

 

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October 3 – 5: Route 91 Harvest Festival
Route 91 Harvest is a three-day country music festival that pays homage to the iconic Las Vegas Boulevard, originally known as Route 91. The festival will boast a gathering of A-list country performers including headliners Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, along with Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert, among others. Dust off that cowboy hat and polish those spurs – this is one festival not to miss!

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October 10 – 11: Rock ‘n Roll Wine Amplified Weekend 
For the ninth consecutive year, MGM Resorts International will partner with Rock ‘n Roll Wine to host the “Wine Amplified Festival.” Based on the event’s increased popularity, the two-day festival will be held for the first time at the MGM Resorts Village and will feature headliners Train and Blink 182 in addition to performances by Violent Femmes, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Magic!, Better than Ezra, The Mowgli’s, of Verona and Mystic Roots, just to name a few.

This year’s wine tasting and music festival will be a high-energy, interactive experience revolutionizing the way wine is presented, perceived and enjoyed. The venue will be transformed into a slice of wine country featuring more than 60 wineries, 150 wines and 20 craft beers. Additional highlights include a hidden speakeasy, barrel tasting, grape stomping, libation lounge and a wide-variety of food truck options.

Photos/Video: Neon Trees receive first-ever memorabilia display at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

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American rock band Neon Trees joined music royalty and received their first-ever memorabilia display in a case unveiling at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Thursday, July 31. Comprised of lead singer Tyler Glenn, guitarist Chris Allen, bassist Branden Campbell and drummer Elaine Bradley, the group unveiled the case in front of dozens of screaming fans.

 

Glenn took a few minutes to acknowledge his appreciation of his fans and of the property, stating “We’ve been coming to this hotel for seven or eight years now… It’s a deep honor because we’re such music fans as well to be included in something that’s relevant and part of modern music. We put so much into everything we do visual to have some of that in a case for people to see is deeply exciting as artists. I’m so thrilled.”

 

Campbell, a Las Vegas native, said “When you think of the company we keep, when you walk throughout this hotel and you see all the other artist that are here, and for us to be included among those artists is really an honor.”

 

He also acknowledged his Las Vegas roots, continuing by saying the hotel has always been important to him because his father helped construct the property’s signature roof-top guitar. “It’s a piece of our family, to come here and always see all the work that has been done. It goes beyond music.”

 

The display, curated by Hard Rock Hotel’s memorabilia coordinator Beau Dobney, features items from the “Sleeping with a Friend,” the band’s current single, such as Glenn’s cupcake suite, Campbell’s base guitar, Allen’s suit and ukulele, Bradley’s snakeskin heels, a house costume as well as clothing from the album cover.

 

Neon Trees is best known for their mega-hits “Animal” and “Everybody Talks.” “Animal” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative Rock chart and was featured in an official LVCVA advertising campaign. Their new record, Pop Psychology, has garnered a gold hit with the single “Sleeping with a Friend.” Neon Trees will return to Las Vegas on Friday, Oct. 24 to play the Life is Beautiful festival.

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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 hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces 2014 Official Lineup

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Life is Beautiful Festival Announces 2014 Official Lineup

Newly-Expanded Three-Day Music, Food, Art & Learning Event in
Downtown Las Vegas include Headliners Kanye West, Foo Fighters and OutKast
Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26

Tickets On Sale June 26 at 10 am PT at lifeisbeautiful.com

 

Life is Beautiful Festival announces the official lineup and programming details for its highly-anticipated sophomore year. Expanding from a two-day to a three-day cultural event in response to the success of its first year, Life is Beautiful will once again play host to the world’s top musicians, chefs and cultural icons for an inspiring weekend in Downtown Las Vegas. Expanding in both longevity and in scope, this year’s festival will feature nearly 70 chart-topping acts, dozens of culinary giants, and world-renowned speakers, all on 4 massive stages in the heart of the newly revived Downtown Las Vegas, with unexpected art installations and several Culinary Villages.

 

“Life is Beautiful is about inspiring people. It’s about offering messages of hope and encouragement through a unique experience,” said Life is Beautiful Founder Rehan Choudhry. “We’ve been so fortunate to work with the world’s most talented and authentic set of musicians, chefs, artists and speakers, who will once again join us in Downtown Las Vegas for an unforgettable weekend, and we are thrilled to finally let the world know who we’re showcasing in 2014.”

 

Music is Beautiful

Over the course of the three days, the festival will feature an eclectic lineup of nearly 70 internationally established and emerging bands on four outdoor stages, including:

 

Kanye West, Foo Fighters, OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Lionel Richie, The Flaming Lips, The Weeknd, Girl Talk, Alt-J, The Roots, Broken Bells, TV on the Radio , A-Trak, Kacey Musgraves, Fitz & The Tantrums, Phantogram, The Head and The Heart, Panic! At The Disco, Matt & Kim, Neon Trees, Jenny Lewis, G-Eazy, OK Go, Tycho, Mayer Hawthorne, Switchfoot, tune-yards, MS MR, RAC, Holy Ghost!, Dizzy Wright, St. Lucia, Trampled By Turtles, Galantis, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Ryan Hemsworth, Mø, DJ Mustard, Vintage Trouble, J. Roddy Walston and The Business, The Orwells, Ásgeir, M4SONIC, Sleeper Agent, The Preatures, DJ Cassidy, MisterWives, ASTR, holychild, Night Terrors of 1927, Nostalghia, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Paper Route, Rusty Maples, Moksha, Ekoh, Sabriel, American Cream, Rabbit! and more, plus a special performance from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil with members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic orchestra.

 

Food is Beautiful

Led once again by an esteemed advisory board comprised of more than a dozen world-class chefs, Life is Beautiful’s culinary programming will feature its popular Culinary Village experience – this time multiplied and integrated more seamlessly into the overall festival footprint – and will feature the best local restaurants that Las Vegas has to offer as well as curated, handcrafted pairings of beer, wine, and spirits from some of the world’s most distinguished mixologists, wine makers, and brewers.  Also featured for guests’ pleasure will be the intimate Chefs On Stage demonstrations where guests can get an up-close and personal look at chefs’ techniques and inspirations.

 

The lineup of culinary talent participating in this year’s festival includes:

 

Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg (Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Bowl – Board Co-chairs), Scott Conant (Scarpetta – Board Member), Hubert Keller (Fleur by Hubert Keller – Board Member), Giada De Laurentiis (Giada), José Andrés (minibar by José Andrés), Cat Cora (Co-Founder of Chefs for Humanity – Board Member), Nancy Silverton (Mozza Restaurant Group), Spike Mendelsohn (Good Stuff Eatery), Marc Forgione (Restaurant Marc Forgione, American Cut), Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto NYC, Adele’s Nashville – Board Member), Duff Goldman (Charm City Cakes),  Rick Moonen (RM Seafood, Rx Boiler Room – Board Member), Kim Canteenwalla (Honey Salt, Buddy V’s, Made.LV – Board Member), Jet Tila (Kuma Snow Cream, Pakpao Thai – Board Member), Donald Link (Cochon, Herbsaint, Butcher, Peche – Board Member), Mary Sue Milliken (Border Grill Restaurants & Truck – Board Member), Susan Feniger (Border Grill Restaurants & Truck – Board Member), Larry Forgione (Conservatory at Greystone, Culinary Institute of America), Frankie Pellegrino Jr. (Rao’s Restaurant Group), Shawn McClain (Sage and FIVE50 Pizza Bar at ARIA), Sam Marvin (Echo & Rig), Bryan Forgione (Buddy V’s),  Mike Minor (TruckUBarbeque), Madison Cowan (Madison Cowan LLC)  and more.

Grills & Guitars: Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m.

Grills & Guitars, the festival’s official kick-off party, will usher in another year of Life is Beautiful on Thursday, October 23 starting at 7 pm at Gold Spike (217 Las Vegas Blvd North). Showcasing celebrity chefs at gourmet food stations, live music, beer, wine and cocktail tastings, this walk-around culinary event will once again be the most talked-about food event of the season. A twist on the traditional backyard barbecue, Grills & Guitars will pair beer, wine and cocktails with flame-kissed fare that satisfies all the senses. The VIP event is a separately ticketed, exclusive and intimate outdoor experience. Participating chefs and restaurants include: Bruce & Eric Bromberg (Blue Ribbon, Brooklyn Bowl), Kim Canteenwalla (Honey Salt, Buddy V’s, Made.LV), Cat Cora (Co-Founder of Chefs for Humanity), Marc Forgione (Restaurant Marc Forgione, American Cut), Nancy Silverton (Mozza Restaurant Group), Hubert Keller (Fleur by Hubert Keller), Sam Marvin (Echo & Rig), Shawn McClain (Sage and FIVE50 Pizza Bar at ARIA), Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger (Border Grill Restaurants & Truck), Frankie Pellegrino Jr. (Rao’s Restaurant Group), Jet Tila (Kuma Snow Cream, Pakpao Thai), Palm Restaurant, Andiamo and more.

Grills & Guitars Tickets are $175 plus fees, and will be available at www.lifeisbeautiful.com.

 

Art is Beautiful
Art is Beautiful offers an urban-inspired immersive experience for a new generation of art and entertainment enthusiasts.  By eliminating the velvet ropes and formal museum environment, Life is Beautiful’s art programming allows festival goers to actively engage with critically-acclaimed artists from around the globe and from within Downtown Las Vegas’ progressive art scene.  Building on 2013’s success, this year will include more street art installations, large-scale murals, fine art displays, and performance art. A list of the participating artists will be announced soon.

 

Learning is Beautiful
The Learning is Beautiful speaker series is designed to bring together inspiring and informative speakers from around the world to share their ideas and passions. This annual series is an ideal compliment to the festival’s art, culinary and music pillars. Festival attendees will have the unique opportunity to enjoy poignant talks by critically acclaimed speakers from various fields while also enjoying the many other activities and entertainment Life is Beautiful has to offer. The Learning is Beautiful speaker lineup will be announced soon.

 

Life is Beautiful’s official 2014 Lineup video:

Tickets for the 2014 Life is Beautiful Festival will be available on Thursday, June 26th at 10 am PT for purchase at www.lifeisbeautiful.com.Specially priced tickets are available in limited quantities on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

General Admission Tickets:

  • Special Three Day: $199.50 plus fees
  • Advance Three Day: $225.00 plus fees
  • Regular Three Day: $249.50 plus fees

 

VIP Tickets:

  • VIP Three Day: $595.00 plus fees

 

VIP tickets include the following:

  • Exclusive VIP lounge with shade and lounge seating
  • Enhanced viewing areas at Main Stages
  • VIP restroom facilities
  • Access to special VIP beer, wine and spirits concessions
  • Commemorative poster

 

Parking & Shuttle Passes

PARK & RIDE passes are available from World Market Center (465 S Grand Central Parkway #2203, Las Vegas NV 89106) at a fee of $39.50 per person in vehicle. Price includes round-trip shuttle rides to and from the festival grounds for the entirety of the event.

 

SHUTTLE PASSES from the Las Vegas Strip to the festival grounds and back are also available for $39.50 per person for a 3-day pass. Pick up and drop off locations will be shared at a later date.

 

All passes will be available for sale on www.lifeisbeautiful.com.

 

Tables & Cabanas

Wynn Nightlife, the industry leader in creating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences, is collaborating with Life is Beautiful to enhance the festival experience with unparalleled VIP service. Table and cabana packages will be managed by the experts who have set and raised the standards for exceptional VIP experience in award-winning venues such as XS, Tryst, Surrender and Encore Beach Club. Reservations are now being accepted. Inquiries can be sent to vipexperience@lifeisbeautiful.com.

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2014 Sponsors & Partners

Sponsors and Partners of Life is Beautiful Festival include Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Dos Equis, Zappos.com, the D Las Vegas, Ketel One Vodka, World Education University, Pandora, Las Vegas Events, Caesars Entertainment, Silicon Valley Bank, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Hendrick’s Gin, Jim Beam, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, Sub-Zero and Wolf and Westar Kitchen and Bath, US Foods, and online content partner POPSUGAR.
*Sponsors and partners listed are current as of release date.

About Life is Beautiful
Life is Beautiful is an inspirational company dedicated to helping people conquer their fears and chase their dreams. Its signature project, the Life is Beautiful Festival was founded in 2013 and launched in October of that same year as a highly successful lifestyle event featuring marquee musicians, chefs, artists and speakers. Held in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful Festival attracted more than 60,000 patrons in its first year, and is now branching out to an international online forum for social change. For more information on the company’s projects and the latest festival news, visit www.lifeisbeautiful.com, or connect with Life is Beautiful socially at Facebook.com/LIBFestival, Twitter.com/lifeisbeautiful, Instagram.com/lifeisbeautiful and YouTube.com/user/LifeIsBeauitful.