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UFC 162: ANDERSON SILVA VS. CHRIS WEIDMAN
UFC middleweight champion and undisputed pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon Saturday, July 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to face undefeated No. 1 contender Chris Weidman. Silva will defend his middleweight title for a record 11th time. In addition to the Silva-Weidman showdown, Frankie Edgar (15-4-1), a former lightweight champion, will battle Brazil’s Charles Oliveira (16-3, 1 NC) while former Strikeforce middleweights Tim Kennedy (15-4) and Roger Gracie (6-1) face off in the Octagon in their UFC debuts.

Date: Saturday, July 6
Time: Doors will open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $125, $250, $400, $600, $850 and $1,200
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BRUNO MARS
Bruno Mars will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 3 as part of the highly anticipated The Moonshine Jungle World Tour. The pop star’s blockbuster single “Locked Out Of Heaven,” from his second album Unorthodox Jukebox, spent six consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart. Mars has sold more than 50 million singles worldwide and is a 14-time GRAMMY Award nominee.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 3
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $55, $69.50 (general admission), $99.50 and $155 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

11th ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD AWARDS
The Neighborhood Awards, hosted by Steve Harvey at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 10, is an awards show like no other. Honored at this unique event are business establishments, religious and community leaders, churches and high schools for their contributions and excellence within various neighborhoods nationwide. Best described as the Oscars with an urban beat, the show will feature a diverse and talented group of celebrities, actors, comedians and recording artists who present non-traditional awards to the stars of their own communities.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $125, $135 and $165 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

LIL WAYNE
GRAMMY Award-winning hip-hop icon Lil Wayne will bring his high-voltage, eye-popping show to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 31. The America’s Most Wanted Music Festival supports Lil Wayne’s 10th studio album,
I Am Not A Human Being 2, released in March 2013. The album includes two hit singles “Love Me” featuring Drake and Future, and “No Worries” featuring Detail. The two songs hit No. 2 and No. 1, respectively, on Urban radio. The celebrated tour includes Tip “T.I” Harris and Future who will join Lil Wayne on all dates.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 31
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.75, $79.75, $99.75 and $150.75 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.comor ticketmaster.com.

BLACK SABBATH
Black Sabbath helped define heavy metal with releases such as the quadruple-platinum album Paranoid. The group will now take the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, Sept. 1. The group was ranked by MTV as the “Greatest Metal Band” of all-time and placed second on VH1’s list of “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.” Additionally, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Black Sabbath among the 100 greatest artists of all-time. The band has sold more than 15 million records in the United States and more than 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $59.50, $89.50 and $129.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

THE ONE: FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO ALVAREZ
Undefeated and Eight-Time, Five-Division World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) will face undefeated Mexican star and Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) Saturday, Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. At 22 years of age, Canelo has emerged as a Mexican icon, standing side-by-side with his country’s greatest sporting legends. In Mayweather’s most recent fight in May 2013 he defeated Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, marking the 44th win of his storied career. THE ONE: MAYWEATHER VS. CANELO will air live on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 14
Time: Doors will open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $350, $600, $1,000, $1,500 and $2,000
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.comor ticketmaster.com.

ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ
Latin pop star Alejandro Fernandez will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a Mexican Independence Day celebration Sunday, Sept. 15. Fernandez, who channels Mexico’s rich tradition through his music, continues to capture the hearts of fans worldwide. He is one of the most accomplished vocalists and biggest-selling artists in Latin music history with a repertoire including romantic ballads and his traditional rancheras. Through his concerts, Fernandez has created a fan base of more than 15 million people in more than 25 countries.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 15
Time: 9 p.m.
Prices: $65, $75, $100, $175 and $225 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL
iHeartRadio – Clear Channel’s free, industry-leading digital radio – presents a two-day music event marking one of the biggest live concert festivals in radio history. In its third year, iHeartRadio will deliver a diverse array of entertainment as the hottest music artists of today come together on one stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21. Further details about the show lineup will be available this summer. 

Dates: Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21
Time: Details to be announced soon
Prices: Details to be announced soon
Buy: Details to be announced soon

FROZEN FURY XV: LOS ANGELES KINGS PRE-SEASON GAMES
The 2012 Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings will play back-to-back National Hockey League (NHL)
pre-season games when Frozen Fury XV returns to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Kings will host the New York Rangers Friday, Sept. 27 and then take on longtime Frozen Fury rival Colorado Avalanche Saturday, Sept. 28. Game time both nights is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Dates: Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28
Time: 7 p.m. nightly
Prices: $36, $50 and $91; two-game combination packages: $64, $90 and $164
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com, ticketmaster.com and LAKings.com/preseason2012.

SENSATION
Sensation will present “The Ocean Of White” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5. The arena will transform into a water world full of mysteries of the unexplored, guests will become part of a greater universe and the wondrous world of nocturnal sea life will offer countless possibilities. Acrobats will shoot from the ceiling and giant jellyfish will hover above the dance floor as DJs guide the crowd through uncharted waters with mesmerizing music.

Dates: Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5
Time: Both shows will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Prices: $153.50 and $253.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

NBA PRE-SEASON: LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. SACRAMENTO KINGS
The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Sacramento Kings in the first-ever NBA pre-season matchup at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Thursday, Oct. 10. Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace will lead the Lakers who made the
2012 – 2013 playoffs after finishing the regular season with a 45 – 37 record. Sacramento will look to improve in the upcoming pre-season after finishing the 2012 – 2013 regular season with a 28 – 54 record.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $25, $40, $55, $75, $100 and $150
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BON JOVI
All-American rock icons Bon Jovi will bring the second leg of BON JOVI Because We Can – The Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 12. The tour debuted new songs from Bon Jovi’s recently released album What About Now. The group’s return to the road launched the latest chapter in an ongoing blockbuster run which already has secured Bon Jovi’s status as the essential live rock band – having performed more than 2,700 concerts in more than 50 countries for more than 35 million fans.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 12
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59.50, $79.50, $99.50, $175, $229 and $275 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

JOSH GROBAN
Singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban will bring his In the Round Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, Oct. 13. The GRAMMY Award-winning musician will provide fans a one-of-a-kind concert experience while performing classic songs that span his 12-year career. Groban burst onto the international music scene in 2001 with the release of his self-titled debut album featuring the hit single “To Where You Are.” His first four solo albums have all been certified multi-platinum and he has collectively sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Groban’s sixth studio album All That Echoes was released in February 2013 and debuted at No. 1.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 13
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $57.50, $77.50 and $107.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND
Singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will be back for two high-energy performances at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 26. Buffett has recorded more than 30 records, most of which have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum. “Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads” is one of the best-selling box sets in MCA Records history and was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Dates: Saturday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 26
Time: Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $65, $105 and $210 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

MICHAEL BUBLÉ
GRAMMY Award-winner Michael Bublé will bring his To Be Loved Tour to Las Vegas for a one-night-only performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Nov. 23. Bublé is touring in support of his recently released eighth studio album, “To Be Loved.” His performances are propelled by a string of smash hits including “Home,” “Everything,” “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “It’s a Beautiful Day,” among others. Bublé also performs distinctive interpretations of classics like “Cry Me a River,” “Stardust” and “You’re Nobody ‘til Somebody Loves You.”

Date: Saturday, Nov. 23
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $59.50, $79.50 and $115 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Embarking on his first tour in six years, Justin Timberlake will bring The 20/20 Experience World Tour to the
MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30. The GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning artist released The 20/20 Experience in March 2013, currently the year’s fastest-selling album. It has been certified double platinum in the U.S. and earned Timberlake the biggest first week of sales for a male artist in five years. The album has hit the No. 1 spot on iTunes in 93 countries and has produced two chart-topping singles – “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.” Timberlake will release a new album September 30, 2013, continuing the musical journey started on The 20/20 Experience.

Dates: Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30
Time: Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $75, $125 and $200 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BEYONCÉ
Beyoncé will bring The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a second concert
Saturday, Dec. 6. Following her historic performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, Beyoncé returned to a full-time touring schedule – her first since 2009. A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, Beyoncé has released four No. 1 solo albums and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades including 16 GRAMMY Awards.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $50, $90, $150 and $250 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

ANDREA BOCELLI
Classical and pop superstar Andrea Bocelli will return to the U.S. in December for a select run of concerts beginning Saturday, Dec. 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Bocelli will be joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Svetla Vassileva and world-renowned guest vocalist Heather Headley. As is now tradition, Bocelli’s holiday-timed U.S. tours receive rousing ovations year after year.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 7
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $75, $125, $195, $275 and $400 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE

DAVID COPPERFIELD
Master magician David Copperfield continues to wow audiences at MGM Grand’s 740-seat Hollywood Theatre with his stage production, An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. Copperfield currently holds 11 Guinness World Records including “Largest Illusion Ever Staged” and “Most Magic Shows Performed in a Year.” He also is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dates: July 1 – Sept. 1
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; 4 p.m. matinee performances Saturdays only
Prices: $69.99, $79.99 and $99.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees);
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages, which include front row seating, a photograph with David Copperfield and a signed souvenir photo, are available for $199 (plus handling fees) during matinee and 7:30 p.m. performances only.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB

Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings his top-quality comedy to MGM Grand with his intimate 250-seat comedy club. The club provides Garrett, as well as legendary comedians and the next generation of comics, a place to call “home” in Las Vegas. Garrett is scheduled to appear multiple times throughout the year with a plethora of his comedic colleagues. This show contains adult content and is not recommended for guests under 21 years of age.

Dates: Nightly
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39, $49 and $59 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Note: Prices are $59, $69 and $79 when Garrett is scheduled to perform. Scheduled dates are July 17 – 28; August 26 – 31; and September 20 – 22.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

KÀ THEATRE

KÀ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Cirque du Soleil is world renowned for presenting an innovative blend of traditional circus arts and theatrical performance. With KÀ, Cirque du Soleil has taken the genre to a new level – introducing martial arts, puppetry, interactive projections and pyrotechnics to create an epic tale of groundbreaking proportions.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Dark: Sunday and Monday
Additional Dark Date: Saturday, July 20
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at cirquedusoleil.com/ka or mgmgrand.com, or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

SPECIAL EVENT

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP FEATURING YES
Pioneers of progressive rock, YES will be featured in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp at MGM Grand July 14 – 17. The group has achieved worldwide success with a history spanning more than 45 years and 20 studio albums, but is best known for its expansive songs, esoteric lyrics, elaborate album art and live stage sets. The band’s current lineup features singer Jon Davison, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White and keyboardist Geoff Downes.

The rock camp provides music fans the opportunity to jam nightly with legendary rock stars, write and record original songs, participate in Master Classes and perform live on stage in front of family and friends. Daily rock sessions are scheduled at MGM Grand and at Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp’s facility located west of the Las Vegas Strip.

Dates: July 14 – 17
Prices: Camp packages begin at $7,499
Buy: For registration and additional camp information, call 1-888-762-2263 or visit rockcamp.com.

NIGHTLIFE

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS
Hakkasan Las Vegas, an innovative restaurant and nightclub concept, offers guests a 360-degree curated experience combining fine dining and immersive nightlife, all within a thoughtfully designed five-level structure. The all-encompassing nightlife experience showcases dramatic design, modern Cantonese cuisine, world-class mixology and exclusive collaborations with in-demand artists. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, among others.

Dates/Hours: Thursday – Friday; Sunday – opens at 10 p.m.
Saturday – opens at 9 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact:                                 Call (702) 891-3838 for more information

CENTRIFUGE
MGM Grand offers guests a chance to be the center of attention at Centrifuge, the 77-seat bar featuring live entertainment and an innovative drink menu. The bar comes alive nightly with a progressive music program and numerous freestyle and choreographed dance numbers. Centrifuge features specialty cocktails from each of MGM Grand’s signature restaurants, infusing the drinks with fruit and displaying the innovative drinks around the bar in Louis Treize baccarat crystal bottles.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: Opens at 4 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: Opens at noon
Admission: No cover charge. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

WEST WING BAR
The West Wing Bar provides a secluded place to hang out, meet before an evening of dining and entertainment or wind down with a nightcap. West Wing Bar is open daily at 4 p.m. and features a live DJ set Friday and Saturday.

DAYLIFE

WET REPUBLIC ULTRA POOL
WET REPUBLIC – MGM Grand’s ultra pool – provides guests with the ultimate nightlife vibe merged seamlessly with poolside pampering and relaxation. This adults-only playground features a 53,000-square-foot ultra pool and 2,500-square-foot open-air ultra lounge. WET REPUBLIC is a magnet for partygoers, the glitterati and celebrities from around the world. World-renowned DJs spin beats under the sun while guests can retreat on a chaise lounge or daybed, under a cabana or in an exclusive VIP bungalow. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, among others.

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-3563 for more information

ATTRACTIONS

CSI: THE EXPERIENCE
The popular worldwide phenomenon is available at MGM Grand in the hometown of the original top-rated “CSI” television series – Las Vegas. A challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction, CSI: The Experience places guests in the role of crime scene investigator as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries. The average experience lasts 60 – 90 minutes.

Dates/Times: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)
Prices: $28 per person (12 years and older); $21 per person (ages 4-11); second and third re-entries are priced at $13, with proof of prior admission; Family packs of four (two adults and two children under 11 years of age) are available for $75.
***Nevada residents with valid ID receive a $5 discount.
Additional Information: CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles. For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-7006 or go online to mgmgrand.com or csiexhibit.com.

***Guests can choose three attractions from five venues at MGM Resorts Las Vegas properties and pay only $57. Tickets can be purchased in person at participating MGM Resorts International box offices (excluding Circus Circus), or by calling (866) 606-7111.

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JUSTIN BIEBER
Justin Bieber will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, June 28 as part of the expanded Believe Tour, presented by AEG Live. The platinum-selling pop sensation has sold more than 15 million units worldwide and dominated pop culture and social media, amassing more than 48 million Facebook fans, 31 million Twitter followers and 3.1 billion YouTube views.

Date: Friday, June 28
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $45, $59.50, $79.50 and $95 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BEYONCÉ
Beyoncé will bring The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, June 29. Following her historic performance at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, Beyoncé returns to a full-time touring
schedule – her first since 2009. A solo recording artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman, Beyoncé has released four No. 1 solo albums and has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades including 16 GRAMMY Awards.

Date: Saturday, June 29
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $50, $90, $150 and $250 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

UFC 162: ANDERSON SILVA VS. CHRIS WEIDMAN
UFC middleweight champion and undisputed pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon Saturday, July 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to face undefeated No. 1 contender Chris Weidman. Silva will defend his middleweight title for a record 11th time. In addition to the Silva-Weidman showdown, Frankie Edgar (15-4-1), a former lightweight champion, will battle Brazil’s Charles Oliveira (16-3, 1 NC) while former Strikeforce middleweights Tim Kennedy (15-4) and Roger Gracie (6-1) face off in the Octagon in their UFC debuts.

Date: Saturday, July 6
Time: Doors open at 3 p.m.
Prices: $125, $250, $400, $600, $850 and $1,200
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

BRUNO MARS
Bruno Mars will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 3 as part of the highly anticipated The Moonshine Jungle World Tour. The pop star’s blockbuster single “Locked Out Of Heaven,” from his second album Unorthodox Jukebox, spent six consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart. Mars has sold more than 50 million singles worldwide and is a 14-time GRAMMY Award nominee.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 3
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $55, $69.50 (general admission), $99.50 and $155 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

11th ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD AWARDS
The Neighborhood Awards, hosted by Steve Harvey at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 10, is an awards show like no other. Honored at this unique event are business establishments, religious and community leaders, churches and high schools for their contributions and excellence within various neighborhoods nationwide. Best described as the Oscars with an urban beat, the show will feature a diverse and talented group of celebrities, actors, comedians and recording artists who present non-traditional awards to the stars of their own communities.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $125, $135 and $165 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

LIL WAYNE
GRAMMY Award-winning hip-hop icon Lil Wayne will bring his high-voltage, eye-popping show to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Aug. 31. The I Am Not A Human Being 2 tour supports Lil Wayne’s 10th studio album, Cash Money Records, released last March. The album includes two hit singles “Love Me” featuring Drake and Future, and “No Worries” featuring Detail. The two songs hit No. 2 and No. 1, respectively, on Urban radio. The celebrated tour includes Tip “T.I” Harris and Future who will join Lil Wayne on all dates.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 31
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.75, $79.75, $99.75 and $150.75 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.comor ticketmaster.com.

BLACK SABBATH
Black Sabbath helped define heavy metal with releases such as the quadruple-platinum album Paranoid. The group will now take over the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, Sept. 1. The group was ranked by MTV as the “Greatest Metal Band” of all-time and placed second on VH1’s list of “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.” Additionally, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Black Sabbath among the 100 greatest artists of all-time. The band has sold more than 15 million records in the United States and more than 70 million records worldwide. Black Sabbath was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 1
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39.50, $59.50, $89.50 and $129.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ
Latin pop star Alejandro Fernandez will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena for a Mexican Independence Day celebration Sunday, Sept. 15. Fernandez, who channels Mexico’s rich tradition through his music, continues to capture the hearts of fans worldwide. He is one of the most accomplished vocalists and biggest-selling artists in Latin music history with a repertoire including romantic ballads and his traditional rancheras. Through his concerts, Fernandez has created a fan base of more than 15 million people in more than 25 countries.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 15
Time: 9 p.m.
Prices: $65, $75, $99, $175 and $225 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL
iHeartRadio – Clear Channel’s free, industry-leading digital radio – presents a two-day music event marking one of the biggest live concert festivals in radio history. In its third year, iHeartRadio will deliver a diverse array of entertainment as the hottest music artists of today come together on one stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21. Further details about the show lineup will be available this summer. 

Dates: Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21
Time: Details to be announced soon
Prices: Details to be announced soon
Buy: Details to be announced soon

FROZEN FURY XV: LOS ANGELES KINGS PRE-SEASON GAMES
The 2012 Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings will play two back-to-back National Hockey League (NHL)
pre-season games when Frozen Fury XV returns to the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Kings will host the New York Rangers Friday, Sept. 27 and then take on longtime Frozen Fury rival Colorado Avalanche Saturday, Sept. 28. Game time both nights is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Dates: Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28
Time: 7 p.m. nightly
Prices: $36, $50, $91 and $248 (not including handling fees); two-game combination packages are available starting at $32 (not including handling fees)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com, ticketmaster.com. and LAKings.com/preseason2012.

NBA PRE-SEASON: LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. SACRAMENTO KINGS
The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Sacramento Kings in the first-ever NBA pre-season matchup at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Thursday, Oct. 10. Pau Gasol and Metta World Peace will lead the Lakers who made the
2012 – 2013 playoffs after finishing the regular season with a 45 – 37 record. Sacramento will look to improve in the upcoming pre-season after finishing the 2012 – 2013 regular season with a 28 – 54 record.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Prices: $25, $40, $55, $75, $100 and $150
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JOSH GROBAN
Singer, songwriter and actor Josh Groban will bring his In the Round Tour to Las Vegas, returning to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, Oct. 13. The GRAMMY Award-winning musician will provide fans a one-of-a-kind concert experience while performing classic songs that span his 12-year career. Groban burst onto the international music scene in 2001 with the release of his self-titled debut album featuring the hit single “To Where You Are.” His first four solo albums have all been certified multi-platinum and he has collectively sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Groban’s sixth studio album All That Echoes was released in February 2013, debuting at No. 1.

Date: Sunday, Oct. 13
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Prices: $57.50, $77.50 and $107.50 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JIMMY BUFFETT AND THE CORAL REEFER BAND
Singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will be back for two high-energy performances at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 26. Buffett has recorded more than 30 records, most of which have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum. “Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads” is one of the best-selling box sets in MCA Records history and was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 26
Time: Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $39, $69, $106 and $211 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
Embarking on his first tour in six years, Justin Timberlake will embark on The 20/20 Experience World Tour with a stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30. The GRAMMY and Emmy Award-winning artist released The 20/20 Experience in March 2013, currently the year’s fastest-selling album. It has been certified double platinum in the U.S. and earned Timberlake the biggest first week of sales for a male artist in five years. The album has hit the No. 1 spot on iTunes in 93 countries and has produced two chart-topping singles – “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.” Timberlake will release a new album September 30, 2013, continuing the musical journey started on The 20/20 Experience.

Date: Friday, Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30
Time: Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.
Prices: $49.50, $75, $125 and $200 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

ANDREA BOCELLI
Classical and pop superstar Andrea Bocelli will return to the U.S. in December for a select run of concerts beginning Saturday, Dec. 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Bocelli will be joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, soprano Svetla Vassileva and world-renowned guest vocalist Heather Headley. As is now tradition, Bocelli’s holiday-timed U.S. tours receive “rousing ovations” year after year.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 7
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $75, $125, $195, $275 and $400 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets are now on sale at any MGM Grand box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.

JOSH GROBAN

 

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE

DAVID COPPERFIELD
Master magician David Copperfield continues to wow audiences at MGM Grand’s 740-seat Hollywood Theatre with his stage production, An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion. Copperfield currently holds 11 Guinness World Records including “Largest Illusion Ever Staged” and “Most Magic Shows Performed in a Year.” He also is the first living illusionist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dates: June 3 – 5; June 13 – Sept. 1
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.; 4 p.m. matinee performances Saturdays only
Prices: $69.99, $79.99 and $99.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees);
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages, which include front row seating, a photograph with David Copperfield and a signed souvenir photo, are available for $199 (plus handling fees) during matinee and 7:30 p.m. performances only.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

RODNEY CARRINGTON
Multi-talented comedian, actor and writer Rodney Carrington will return to the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand with his hilarious stand-up comedy routine. Carrington has recorded eight comedy albums including Hangin’ with Rodney and Morning Wood, selling more than 3 million copies. Carrington has been one of the Top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the last decade.

Dates: June 6 – 12
Times: 9 p.m. nightly
Prices: $69.99 and $89.99 (not including applicable taxes and service fees);
VIP Meet-and-Greet packages, which include front row-booth seating and a gift pack are available for $106.82 (not including applicable taxes and service fees); guests must purchase the entire booth. Call (702) 891-7902 to purchase.
Note: $2 from each ticket will go to the Rodney Carrington Foundation. For more information, visit rodneycarringtonfoundation.org.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

BRAD GARRETT’S COMEDY CLUB

Emmy Award-winning comedian and actor Brad Garrett brings his top-quality comedy to MGM Grand with his intimate 250-seat comedy club. The club provides Garrett, as well as legendary comedians and the next generation of comics, a place to call “home” in Las Vegas. Garrett is scheduled to appear multiple times throughout the year with a plethora of his comedic colleagues. This show contains adult content and is not recommended for guests under 21 years of age.

Dates: Nightly
Time: 8 p.m.
Prices: $39, $49 and $59 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Note: Prices are $59, $69 and $79 when Garrett is scheduled to perform. Scheduled dates are June 17 – 23; July 17 – 28; August 26 – 31; and September 20 – 22.
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 866-740-7711 or (702) 891-7777.

KÀ THEATRE

KÀ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Cirque du Soleil is world renowned for presenting an innovative blend of traditional circus arts and theatrical performance. With KÀ, Cirque du Soleil has taken the genre to a new level – introducing martial arts, puppetry, interactive projections and pyrotechnics to create an epic tale of groundbreaking proportions.

Dates: Tuesday – Saturday
Dark: Sunday and Monday
Times: 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Prices: Tickets start at $69 (not including applicable service charges and taxes)
Buy: Tickets can be purchased at the KÀ box office or any MGM Grand ticketing outlet, online at cirquedusoleil.com/ka or mgmgrand.com, or by calling (866) 740-7711 or (702) 531-3826.

SPECIAL EVENT

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY CAMP FEATURING YES
Pioneers of progressive rock YES will be featured in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp at MGM Grand July 14 – 17. The group has achieved worldwide success with a history spanning more than 45 years and 20 studio albums, but is best known for its expansive songs, esoteric lyrics, elaborate album art and live stage sets. The band’s current lineup features singer Jon Davison, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White and keyboardist Geoff Downes.

The rock camp provides music fans the opportunity to jam nightly with legendary rock stars, write and record original songs, participate in Master Classes and perform live on stage in front of family and friends. Daily rock sessions are scheduled at MGM Grand and at Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp’s facility located west of the Las Vegas Strip.

Dates: July 14 – 17
Prices: Camp packages begin at $7,499
Buy: For registration and additional camp information, call 1-888-762-2263 or visit rockcamp.com.

NIGHTLIFE

HAKKASAN LAS VEGAS
Hakkasan Las Vegas, an innovative restaurant and nightclub concept, offers guests a 360-degree curated experience combining fine dining and immersive nightlife, all within a thoughtfully designed five-level structure. The all-encompassing nightlife experience showcases dramatic design, modern Cantonese cuisine, world-class mixology and exclusive collaborations with in-demand artists. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, among others.

Dates/Hours: Thursday – Friday; Sunday – opens at 10 p.m.
Saturday – opens at 9 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Table reservations complete with bottle service are available. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact:                                 Call (702) 891-3838 for more information

CENTRIFUGE
MGM Grand offers guests a chance to be the center of attention at Centrifuge, the 77-seat bar featuring live entertainment and an innovative drink menu. The bar comes alive nightly with a progressive music program and numerous freestyle and choreographed dance numbers. Centrifuge features specialty cocktails from each of MGM Grand’s signature restaurants, infusing the drinks with fruit and displaying the innovative drinks around the bar in Louis Treize baccarat crystal bottles.

Dates: Daily
Hours: Sunday – Thursday: Opens at 4 p.m.; Friday – Saturday: Opens at noon
Admission: No cover charge. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-7777 for more information

WEST WING BAR
The West Wing Bar provides a secluded place to hang out, meet before an evening of dining and entertainment or wind down with a nightcap. West Wing Bar is open daily at 4 p.m. and features a live DJ set Friday and Saturday.

DAYLIFE

WET REPUBLIC ULTRA POOL
WET REPUBLIC – MGM Grand’s ultra pool – provides guests with the ultimate nightlife vibe merged seamlessly with poolside pampering and relaxation. This adults-only playground features a 53,000-square-foot ultra pool and 2,500-square-foot open-air ultra lounge. WET REPUBLIC is a magnet for partygoers, the glitterati and celebrities from around the world. World-renowned DJs spin beats under the sun while guests can retreat on a chaise lounge or daybed, under a cabana or in an exclusive VIP bungalow. Featured and resident DJs include Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, among others.

Dates: Thursday – Monday
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Cover charges apply pending day and special events. Guests must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID.
Contact: Call (702) 891-3563 for more information

ATTRACTIONS

CSI: THE EXPERIENCE
The popular worldwide phenomenon is available at MGM Grand in the hometown of the original top-rated “CSI” television series – Las Vegas. A challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction, CSI: The Experience places guests in the role of crime scene investigator as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries. The average experience lasts 60 – 90 minutes.

Dates/Times: Daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)
Prices: $28 per person (12 years and older); $21 per person (ages 4-11); second and third re-entries are priced at $13, with proof of prior admission; Family packs of four (two adults and two children under 11 years of age) are available for $75.
***Nevada residents with valid ID receive a $5 discount.
Additional Information: CSI: The Experience is designed for guests 12 years of age or older. Multimedia portions of the exhibit are presented in English with Spanish subtitles. For more information, call MGM Grand at (702) 891-7006 or go online to mgmgrand.com or csiexhibit.com.

***Guests can choose three attractions from five venues at MGM Resorts Las Vegas properties and pay only $54. Tickets can be purchased in person at participating MGM Resorts International box offices (excluding Circus Circus), or by calling (866) 606-7111.

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP® GEARS UP FOR 2nd ANNUAL UFC FIGHT WEEK™ JULY 3-6 IN LAS VEGAS

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP® GEARS UP FOR
2nd ANNUAL UFC FIGHT WEEK™ JULY 3-6 IN LAS VEGAS

Book Travel Now for the Ultimate Week-Long UFC Experience
Featuring UFC Fan Expo®, Ultimate Poker® Tournament, UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Three Days Grace Concert,

Weigh-Ins, UFC® 162: SILVA vs. WEIDMAN and More!
www.UFC.com/FightWeek

 

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) and Las Vegas team up for UFC Fight Week, presented by Ultimate Poker®, beginning July 3 and culminating with one of the biggest sporting events of the year, UFC® 162: SILVA vs. WEIDMAN, at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, July 6.

The second annual UFC Fight Wee will be the ultimate week-long experience for UFC fans. The celebration will feature the largest gathering of fighters and unprecedented access to UFC stars, the biggest UFC Fan Expo® to date, an Ultimate Poker® tournament, UFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony, a free Three Days Grace concert presented by Bud Light®, Tuff-N-Uff MMA tournament, an exclusive UFC fan party, autograph signings, weigh-ins and UFC® 162.

Ultimate Poker®, the exclusive online gaming partner of the UFC, is making history as the first company in the United States to offer legal and secure online poker. During UFC Fight Week™, fans will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive UltimatePoker.com tournaments with special UFC guests and prizes. Details about the tournament will be announced shortly at UltimatePoker.com and UFC.com/FightWeek.

Several of the hottest locations in Las Vegas will host UFC themed events such as MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, The Palazzo Las Vegas, Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Fremont Street Experience, The D Las Vegas, Golden Gate Casino, El Cortez Hotel & Casino, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, and more.

“The UFC has always done a big Vegas show around Fourth of July weekend. Fans from all over the country, tons of people from Brazil and Canada, and as far away as Japan and Australia, are coming to Vegas to see UFC 162 and take part in Fight Week,” said Dana White, UFC president. “Las Vegas is the UFC’s hometown, it’s the fight capital of the world, and we’re proud to contribute to the local economy. The annual Fight Week event in Vegas is the ultimate week-long celebration for UFC fans around the world!”

“Two of the world’s most recognizable brands, UFC and Las Vegas, have developed a strong and successful partnership that delivers unrivaled excitement to millions of loyal fans around the world,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Fight Week provides fans with unprecedented access to UFC stars and no destination matches the passion and energy like Las Vegas.”

Events for UFC Fight Week™ are included in the attached poster. Highlights are listed below.

Wednesday, July 3

  •  UFC Community Day:

o UFC fighters will participate in events to support local Las Vegas charities

Thursday, July 4

  •  UFC Downtown

o Meet-and-greets and autograph signings with UFC fighters at select locations at Fremont Street Experience at Golden Nugget Las Vegas, The D Las Vegas, Golden Gate Casino, El Cortez Hotel & Casino

  •  Free Three Days Grace Concert at Fremont Street Experience, presented by Bud Light

Friday, July 5

  •  UFC Fan Expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mandalay Bay

o Autograph and Q&A sessions, meet-and-greets, grappling tournaments, seminars, UFC FIT demonstrations, more than 150 exhibitors and more

  •  UFC® 162 Weigh-Ins at 4 p.m. at MGM Grand Garden Arena
  •  UFC Exclusive Party at Lagasse’s Stadium at The Palazzo Las Vegas at 8 p.m.

o UFC party for fans with DJ, food, beverages and special appearances by UFC fighters

  •  Tuff-N-Uff: Future Stars of MMA Tournament at South Point Casino

Saturday, July 6

  •  UFC® 162: SILVA vs. WEIDMAN at Mandalay Bay
  •  UFC Fan Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mandalay Bay

*All times PST

UFC Fight Club® members will enjoy exclusive members-only benefits during UFC Fight Week™ including VIP access at select events, discount offers on UFC Fan Expo® tickets, UFC®162 pre-sale offers and more. For more information on becoming a UFC Fight Club® member visit www.ufcfightclub.com.

For more information or to purchase tickets to a Fight Week event visit www. lasvegas.com/ufc or www.ufc.com/fightweek. Stay connected with Fight Week news on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/UFC) and Twitter (@UFC) using #UFCFightWeek.

Tickets for UFC®162: SILVA vs. WEIDMAN, presented by BUD LIGHT®, are on sale now and are priced at $1,200, $850, $600, $400, $250 and $125. Tickets are available at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.

About The UFC Fan Expo®
The UFC Fan Expo® returns to Las Vegas on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Fans will have the chance to meet their favorite stars during autograph sessions, meet-and-greets, interactive Q&A sessions, grappling tournaments, training and development seminars, and much more. Over 50 UFC stars are scheduled to appear and more than 150 exhibitors will also be on hand, giving fans the opportunity to purchase and experience some of the best sports and lifestyle products on the market today. A special UFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony will also take place. Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now at www.ufcfanexpo.com.

 

About the Ultimate Fighting Championship®
Universally recognized for its action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the biggest arenas and stadiums across the globe, the UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, headquartered in Las Vegas and with offices in London, Toronto and Beijing, UFC produces more than 30 live events annually and is the largest pay-per-view event provider in the world. In 2012, the UFC burst into the mainstream with a landmark seven-year broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Media Group. The agreement includes four live events broadcast on the FOX network annually, with additional fight cards and thousands of hours of programming broadcast on FOX properties FX and FUEL TV. This also includes the longest-running sports reality show on television, The Ultimate Fighter®, moving to FOX Sports 1 in September 2013.

 

In addition to its reach on FOX, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries, to nearly 800 million TV households worldwide, in 28 different languages. UFC content is also distributed commercially in the United States to bars and restaurants through Joe Hand Promotions, in English throughout Canada via Premium Sports Broadcasting Inc. and Australia via Main Event and in French throughout Quebec via Interbox. The UFC also connects with tens of millions of fans through its website, UFC.com, as well as social media sites Facebook and Twitter. UFC President Dana White is considered one of the most accessible and followed executives in sports, with nearly 2.4 million followers on Twitter. Ancillary UFC businesses include best-selling DVDs, an in-home fitness and nutrition program, UFC FIT, an internationally distributed magazine, UFC 360, UFC.TV offering live event broadcasts and video on demand around the world, a new franchise in development with EA, over 90 UFC GYM® locations in 28 states, UFC Fight Club® affinity program, UFC Fan Expo® festivals, branded apparel and trading cards.

 

About The LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.7 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to LVCVA.com or LasVegas.com.

Fight Week 2013 Schedule of Events