Live at Billy Bob’s Texas Series Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Some of Country Music’s Biggest Stars’ Recordings

 

LIVE AT BILLY BOB’S TEXAS SERIES
CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SOME OF
COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS’ RECORDINGS

Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, The Charlie Daniels Band, Asleep at the Wheel, and David Allan Coe Recordings Turned Into AXS-TV Specials

In 1998, in partnership with Smith Music Group, led by Rick Smith, Sr., Billy Bob’s Texas began recording live performances from select artists taking the stage of the award-winning nightclub to be part of their Live at Billy Bob’s Texas series. The series launched with back to back recordings of Pat Green and Merle Haggard. Now, in 2018, the famed series is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

“The Live at Billy Bob’s recordings give music fans who haven’t been to The World’s Largest Honky Tonk an opportunity to hear and feel the energy of a live show,” says Billy Bob’s VP of Marketing, Pam Minick. “For those who have experienced it in person, it’s another chance to relive it all over again. The series really captures the diversity of Billy Bob’s as we’ve recorded everything from Texas music newcomers to country music legends.”

Artists who have participated in the series range from national country music stars like Tanya Tucker, Roy Clark, T. Graham Brown, Exile, Johnny Lee, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Collin Raye, Mark Wills, Lynn Anderson, Joe Diffie, Janie Fricke, Earl Thomas Conley, Eddy Raven, Michael Martin Murphey, Doug Stone, T.G. Sheppard and John Conlee to the biggest names on the Texas music scene including Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jack Ingram, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Kevin Fowler, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers Band, Stoney LaRue, Charlie Robison and more.

Billy Bob’s Texas is known for making cameo appearances in many music videos and several movies, but the Live at Billy Bob’s Texas series made its way to the television screen with Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, The Charlie Daniels Band, Asleep at the Wheel, and David Allan Coe’s concert recordings filmed and aired on AXS-TV, which continue to re-air.

“It was such an honor and thrill to record my CD, Live at Billy Bob’s, because I could take that story all across the country, raving about the biggest honky-tonk in America! – Janie Fricke

“I remember recording my Live at Billy Bob’s project. There was a huge crowd there that night and they were hootin’ & hollerin’. It continues to be one of our best selling CDs and people tell me all the time how much they like it! Thanks to Smith Music Group and Billy Bob’s! – T. Graham Brown

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

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

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

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

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

Earlier this evening, the Academy of Country Music® presented the 11th Annual ACM Honors™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™. Portions of the event, held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, were taped for a two-hour special that will air on Friday, September 15 (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The event, sponsored by City National Bank, featured a star-studded lineup of live performances and award presentations celebrating Special Awards recipients Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby Keith (Poet’s Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), “Nashville” (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously), and George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award). The evening also honored winners of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards, along with Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna. The Academy of Country Music will present trophies to previously announced Special Awards recipients Eric Church (Merle Haggard Spirit Award) and Willie Nelson (Poet’s Award) at a later date.

Highlights from the event include:

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

SPECIAL AWARDS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INDUSTRY AWARDS

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

MUSIC SUPERSTARS KELSEA BALLERINI, VINCE GILL, TOBY KEITH, LITTLE BIG TOWN AND MORE REVEALED AS PERFORMERS FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS

 

MUSIC SUPERSTARS KELSEA BALLERINI, VINCE GILL, TOBY KEITH,
LITTLE BIG TOWN, MAREN MORRIS, BRAD PAISLEY,
THOMAS RHETT, HILLARY SCOTT, AND GEORGE STRAIT
REVEALED AS PERFORMERS FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™

TWO-HOUR SPECIAL TO AIR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 AT 9PM PT/ET
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

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Musical Event to Tape at Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, August 23

Tickets Available Beginning August 9 at 10AM CST at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman Box Office

 

The Academy of Country Music® has revealed the first round of performers and ticket on-sale date for the 11th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards®. Music superstars confirmed to perform at the televised event include Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Hillary Scott, and George Strait. The 11th Annual ACM Honors will tape Wednesday, August 23 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, and broadcast on Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 

 

Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman Auditorium box office today, August 9 at 10:00 AM CST.

As previously announced, Special Award recipients celebrated at the 11th Annual ACM Honors will include Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby Keith (Poet’s Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), “Nashville” (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously), and George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award). The evening will also honor winners of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards, along with Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna.

The Academy of Country Music will present trophies to previously announced Special Award recipients Eric Church (Merle Haggard Spirit Award) and Willie Nelson (Poet’s Award) at a later date.

Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com.

 

About ACM Honors:
ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award winners. The 11th Annual ACM Honors takes place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and will be produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast on Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00pm ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music. Tickets to ACM Honors are priced at $60 and $100 and will go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 10:00 AM CT on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com

Academy of Country Music Announces Special Award Honorees

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

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

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today the winners of the Special Awards for the 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. Honorees will be celebrated during the 11th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. The event will take place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and will be broadcast at a later date on the CBS Television Network.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About ACM Honors:
ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award winners. The 11th Annual ACM Honors takes place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and will be produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast at a later date (date to be announced) on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

Rascal Flatts Return To Vegas For Limited Engagement At The Venetian!

MULTI-PLATINUM SUPERSTAR VOCAL GROUP RASCAL FLATTS TO HEADLINE LIMITED ENGAGEMENT AT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS
“RASCAL FLATTS – A NIGHT TO SHINE” PRESENTED BY SIRIUSXM – OCTOBER 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20 & 21 at 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. PST


The best-selling country vocal group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts, will headline a limited Las Vegas engagement, “A Night to Shine,” presented by SiriusXM, in The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian® Las Vegas October 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m.

With only 1,800 seats, the breathtaking Venetian Theatre will give fans the rare opportunity to see Rascal Flatts in an intimate venue in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. The theater is tailor-made for musical engagements, having hosted a number of other international entertainment icons such as Diana Ross, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, The Judds, Willie Nelson and The Moody Blues, as well as Il Divo’s upcoming engagement this September.

“Vegas just keeps pulling us back in,” said Gary LeVox. “Our previous two residencies were such an amazing experience and opportunity to connect with our fans on a more intimate level. I think moving over to The Venetian will provide a totally different setting and fan experience that we’re really excited about!”

Tickets starting at $49 (plus applicable fees) go on sale to the public Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. PST and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at ticketmaster.com or venetian.com or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469. A limited number of VIP packages with meet and greets will also be available.

Rascal Flatts fan club members will have access to a pre-sale beginning Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. PST. American Express® card members will have access to a pre-sale beginning Thursday, May 25 at 10 a.m. PST. Grazie loyalty members, SiriusXM, Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers will receive access to a pre-sale beginning Wednesday, May 31 at 10 a.m. PST. All pre-sales will end Thursday, June 1 at 10 p.m. PST.

A force to be reckoned with in any genre, ‪Rascal Flatts’ tenth studio album, BACK TO US (Big Machine Records) is available now, heralded by Billboard as armed with “a definite feeling of renewal.” Taken from BACK TO US, the trio’s current Top 15 single “Yours If You Want It” continues to race up the charts, heralded by USA Today as a “sure-fire smash” and comes hot on the heels of the success of their 16th No. 1 hit “I Like The Sound Of That,” from REWIND. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, making them one of only four acts during the SoundScan era to have eight consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot. As the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade, ‪Rascal Flatts has sold over 23.4 million albums, over 33.7 million digital downloads worldwide, as well as earning over 40 trophies from the ACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People’s Choice and more, also making them the most awarded country group of the past decade. Known as one of the hottest-selling touring acts in any genre, the trio also recently celebrated a major milestone of 10 million tickets sold, following a rousing year stacked of headlining shows.

Behind those statistics is an accomplishment more basic than numbers, more important than any trophy–for the past decade, the music of Rascal Flatts has been the soundtrack to countless lives. Songs like “These Days,” “Mayberry,” “What Hurts The Most,” “My Wish,” “Stand,” “Here,” “Here Comes Goodbye” and “Summer Nights” have soothed and uplifted, fired up, mellowed out and otherwise impacted millions. To purchase BACK TO US and more, visit rascalflatts.com.

About Live Nation Las Vegas:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, Backstreet Boys and Pitbull at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino; Bruno Mars and Ricky Martin at the Park Theater at Monte Carlo; and Il Divo and Rascal Flatts at The Venetian Las Vegas. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premiere concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Village, Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms, House of Blues, The Foundry at SLS Las Vegas, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on Facebook, Instagram and follow us on Twitter.

About The Venetian® Las Vegas:
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Lorena Garcia and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit venetian.com. The Venetian Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE: LVS).

Photos: Willie Nelson Delivers Incredible Opening Night Of Willie Nelson & Family: Vegas On My Mind To A Sold-Out Crowd At The Venetian Theatre, Feb. 1

WILLIE NELSON DELIVERS INCREDIBLE OPENING NIGHT OF WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY: VEGAS ON MY MIND TO A SOLD-OUT CROWD AT THE VENETIAN THEATRE, FEB. 1

Limited tickets to the remaining two shows are available at www.Venetian.com

American icon Willie Nelson took the stage for an incredible opening night of “Willie Nelson & Family: Vegas On My Mind” at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Las Vegas on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

 

The sold-out show began at 8 p.m. as Nelson and his band walked out into the spotlight and opened with legendary songs “Whiskey River,” “Still Is Still Moving to Me” and “Beer for My Horses” while eager fans cheered with excitement. Nelson was joined on stage by band members Mickey Raphael on the harmonica, older sister Bobbie Nelson on the piano, Robert Paul English on drums, Billy English on drums and acoustic guitar and Kevin Smith on electric bass.

 

Shortly after, Nelson welcomed his youngest daughter, Amy Nelson, on stage for a surprise performance as they sang “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “I’ll Fly Away” and “I Saw the Light.” The crowd danced and sang along with the crooner as Nelson played on his famous guitar, Trigger.

 

During the performance, Nelson threw his bandana to one lucky fan and continued to interact with the crowd as he sang the classic ballad “Always On My Mind.”

 

At one point during the evening, Nelson addressed the audience and said, “Here’s one we haven’t ever done before on stage ever,” as he went on to perform “Still Not Dead Again Today” from his forthcoming album “God’s Problem Child.” Concertgoers roared as Nelson sang the opening lines, “I woke up still not dead again today, the internet said I had passed away.”

 

Nelson closed out the show with “Move It On Over” while thanking Las Vegas as the crowd stood up and cheered with excitement for the music legend.

 

The two remaining shows for “Willie Nelson & Family: Vegas on My Mind” take place at The Venetian Theatre on Friday, Feb. 3 and Saturday, Feb. 4. Limited tickets are on sale at www.Venetian.com.

 

About The Venetian® Las Vegas:

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants by celebrity chefs and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers 4,028 elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and the Strip’s largest poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space.  For more information, visit venetian.com, @venetianvegas and facebook.com/venetianlasvegas.  The Venetian Las Vegas is a property of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

 

About AEG Live:

AEG Live is one of the largest live music companies in the world.  The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals.  AEG Live operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; and owns, manages or books more than 60 clubs and theaters. AEG Live presents more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Live, Goldenvoice, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents.  For more information visit www.aeglive.com.

 

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Cyndi Lauper Debuts On “Austin City Limits” This Saturday, January 14 on PBS

CYNDI LAUPER DEBUTS ON “AUSTIN CITY LIMITS” THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 ON PBS

Entertaining Hour of Classic Hits, New ‘Detour’ Songs and Stories Behind Them

 Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony®-winning music icon Cyndi Lauper is taking her country DETOUR to landmark television music series “Austin City Limits” (ACL) this Saturday, January 14 on PBS (check local listings). Lauper debuts on the ACL stage in an entertaining hour of classic hit songs and the stories behind them.

Lauper recently wrapped up a headlining nationwide tour in 2016 after reigning in a new legion of fans with her new country-tinged album DETOUR, which features a collection of country covers from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s (track listing below). DETOUR, which debuted No. 4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, features duets with several special guests, including country music royalty: Emmylou Harris (on the title track), Willie Nelson (“Night Life,” a song he wrote over 50 years ago), Vince Gill (Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty’s “You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly”) and Alison Krauss (Dolly Parton’s “Hard Candy Christmas.”) Jewel also makes an appearance on DETOUR, showcasing her prodigious yodeling skills on “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart,” which was the first country song by a woman to sell one million copies.

Providing viewers with a front-row seat to the best in music performance for over 40 years, Austin City Limits continues the legendary run showcasing more icons, innovators and highly-anticipated debuts. The series airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings) and full episodes are made available online for a limited time at pbs.org/austincitylimits immediately following the initial broadcast. The show’s official hashtag is #acltv.

DETOUR TRACK LISTING:
1. “Funnel Of Love”
2. “Detour” – Featuring Emmylou Harris
3. “Misty Blue”
4. “Walkin’ After Midnight”
5. “Heartaches By The Number”
6. “The End Of The World”
7. “Night Life” – Featuring Willie Nelson
8. “Begging To You”
9. “You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly” – Featuring Vince Gill
10. “I Fall To Pieces”
11. “I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart” – Featuring Jewel
12. “Hard Candy Christmas” – Featuring Alison Krauss

DETOUR available on CD ($18.98), LP ($24.98) and digitally.

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Updated Entertainment Listings

 The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Updated Entertainment Listings
THE VENETIAN THEATRE
John Cleese and Eric Idle: Together Again At Last…For The Very First Time
Britain’s living legends of comedy, John Cleese and Eric Idle, will blend scripted and improvised bits with storytelling, musical numbers, exclusive footage and aquatic juggling to create a unique comedic experience with every performance.
  • Friday, November 18 – Saturday, November 19 at 8 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $49.95 (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at venetian.com or by calling (702) 414-9000 or (866) 641-7469.
  • STYX
Styx & Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane
Rock legends Styx with very special guest star Don Felder-formerly of the Eagles-will take the Las Vegas stage for an unforgettable five-night engagement at The Venetian Theatre.
  • January 6 – 14, 2017 at 8 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $59.50 (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at venetian.com or by calling (702) 414-9000 or (866) 641-7469.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Willie Nelson & Family: Vegas On My Mind
American icon Willie Nelson will take the stage for a five-show limited engagement, which features an exclusive set list from his six-decade spanning career.
  • January 28 – 29, and February 1, 3, and 4 at 8 p.m.
  • Tickets starting at $59.50 (plus applicable fees) go on sale Friday, October 21 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at venetian.com or by calling (702) 414-9000 or (866) 641-7469.
The Essential Diana Ross: Some Memories Never Fade
One of the most prominent women in entertainment history, Diana Ross returns to The Venetian Theatre for a nine-show limited engagement.
  • February 8, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 22, 24 at 8 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $59.50 (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at venetian.com or by calling (702) 414-9000 or (866) 641-7469.
THE PALAZZO THEATRE
The Sixth Annual NF Hope Concert
Jeff Leibow, former star of “Jersey Boys” brings together a showcase of the Strip’s most notable headliners for a fantastic afternoon of entertainment to raise awareness and financial support for Neurofibromatosis (NF).
  • Sunday, October 23 at 1 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $59.50 (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at palazzo.com or by calling (702) 414-9000 or (866) 641-7469. Proceeds benefit NF Network and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.
BAZ – Star Crossed Love
“BAZ – Star Crossed Love” is a new generation cabaret and high-energy movie-music mash-up that blends the world’s most iconic love stories as imagined by famed film visionary Baz Luhrmann.
  • Tuesday – Saturday at 7 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $59.50 (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, at palazzo.com, or by calling (702) 414-9000 or (866) 641-7469.
  • Senior citizens receive a $20 discount with a valid photo ID
  • Nevada residents receive a 30 percent discount or two tickets for $99 with a valid Nevada ID 
Clint Holmes: Between The Lines
“Clint Holmes: Between The Lines” is a sonic tour de force that illustrates ties between the artist, song and inspiration for Holmes and his band.
  • Sunday – Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tickets start at $39.95 (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at palazzo.com or by calling (702) 414-9000 or (866) 641-7469.
  • Nevada residents receive a 30 percent discount
THE SANDS SHOWROOM
Human Nature Jukebox
“Jukebox” takes audiences on an unforgettable journey through the decades. Starting with the classics of the Doo-Wop era, Human Nature pays tribute to the legends of Motown and Soul and carries through to today’s breakout sensations.
  • Tuesday – Saturday at 7 p.m.
  • No shows November 1 – 2, November 24, December 6 – December 10, December 24, December 31, January 2 – 9; January 22 – February 27
  • Enjoy a holiday “twist” to “Jukebox” beginning November 29. For 14 performances only, the awesome Aussies will infuse a collection of holiday classics into their show.
  • Tickets start at $49.95 (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at venetian.com or by calling (702) 414-9000 or (866) 641-7469.
  • Las Vegas residents receive a 25 percent discount or two tickets for the price of one with a valid ID
  • Members of the military receive a 25 percent discount with a military identification card
Israeli Comedian Hanoch Daum
Catch Hanoch Daum, publicist, neurotic, idealist and a few more things, in a revealing show about this weird thing called life. Entire performance in Hebrew.
  • Saturday, November 12 at 9:30 p.m.
  • General Admission tickets are available for $40.00 (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased at any box office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, online at venetian.com or by calling (702) 414-9000 or (866) 641-7469.
 
About The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas:
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants by celebrity chefs and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch SpaClub; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and The Strip’s largest poker room; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit venetian.com, @venetianvegas and facebook.com/venetianlasvegas
The Palazzo Las Vegas takes luxury on the Las Vegas Strip to discerning new heights with  the largest standard suites on the Strip, luxury shopping, world-class dining and entertainment. The all-suite resort features premier restaurants from award-winning chefs including CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Carnevino by Mario Batali, and Table 10 by Emeril Lagasse. Resort highlights include Canyon Ranch SpaClub; Azure luxury pool experience; LAVO restaurant and casino club lounge; the Grand Canal Shoppes, anchored by a flagship Barneys New York; a 105,000-square-foot casino; and more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space. For more information, visit palazzo.com, @palazzovegas and facebook.com/palazzolasvegas.  
 
The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian Las Vegas are properties of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

Tune In: Cyndi Lauper To Appear On “Tavis Smiley” Tonight And Tuesday Night

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TUNE IN: CYNDI LAUPER TO APPEAR ON “TAVIS SMILEY” TONIGHT AND TUESDAY NIGHT

 

International superstar Cyndi Lauper will appear on Tavis Smiley tonight Monday, October 17 and tomorrow evening, Tuesday, October 18 to open up about her latest album DETOUR (available here). Recorded and produced in Nashville, the groundbreaking album spent months on the Billboard Country charts and contains a collection of country covers from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s (track listing below). The album features duets with several special guests, including Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Vince Gill and Alison Krauss.

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October 17
“The Tavis Smiley Show”
11:30pm (PBS Los Angeles)
12:30am (PBS New York)
Click here for local listings

October 18
“The Tavis Smiley Show”
11:00pm (PBS Los Angeles)
12:00am (PBS New York)
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“Tavis Smiley” is a high-energy exchange of views, information, and insight hosted by Tavis Smiley. The one-hour weekly program offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations. The show has featured regular commentators including Cornel West, Connie Rice, Deroy Murdock, Omar Wasow, Kimberle Williams Crenshaw, Rachael Ross, Kathryn Lopez, Antonio Gonzalez, Jonathan Walton, George Johnson and others. Each weekend Tavis engages commentators and guests in substantive and provocative discussions on a wide range of topics including: politics, health, finance, sports, technology and pop culture.

DETOUR Track Listing:
“Funnel Of Love”
“Detour” – Featuring Emmylou Harris
“Misty Blue”
“Walkin’ After Midnight”
“Heartaches By The Number”
“The End Of The World”
“Night Life” – Featuring Willie Nelson
“Begging To You”
“You’re The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly” – Featuring Vince Gill
“I Fall To Pieces”
“I Want To Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart” – Featuring Jewel
“Hard Candy Christmas” – Featuring Alison Krauss

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Cyndi Lauper Appearance
Dec 03 Beacon Theatre – New York, NY

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About Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper is a Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning (for her Kinky Boots score) artist who, after 30 sterling years and global record sales in excess of 50 million albums, has proven that she has the heart and soul to keep her legion of fans compelled by her every creative move. With her first album, She’s So Unusual, Lauper won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist and became the first female in history to have four top-five singles from a debut album. Since then, Lauper has released ten additional studio albums and was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her upcoming 11th studio album, Detour, recorded late last year in Nashville, will showcase her signature takes on classic country songs from the 1950’s and 60’s. The album will also feature appearances by some of country music’s most-celebrated artists including Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, and Willie Nelson. Overall, during her storied music career, Lauper has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, seven American Video Awards and 18 MTV Awards. She recently captured her journey through music and life in her New York Times best-selling autobiography, Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir. As an actress, Lauper made her Broadway debut in The Threepenny Opera alongside Alan Cumming in 2006. She has appeared in numerous television shows, including “Mad About You” (Emmy Award) and “Bones” and films including The Opportunist with Christopher Walken, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Life With Mikey, Off and Running and Vibes. Lauper also continues her philanthropic work through her foundation, the True Colors Fund.

AEG Live and The Venetian Las Vegas Announce: WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY VEGAS ON MY MIND

 

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AEG Live and The Venetian® Las Vegas Announce
 
WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY
VEGAS ON MY MIND
 
Five-Show Engagement
At The Venetian Theatre 
 
Tickets go on sale Friday, October 21 at 10 a.m.

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Dolly Parton To Receive Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award During “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” Airing Live On The ABC Television Network Nov. 2

DOLLY PARTON TO RECEIVE WILLIE NELSON LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DURING “THE 50th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” AIRING LIVE ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK NOV. 2

Superstar Dolly Parton will be the 2016 recipient of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented during “The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” airing Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network live from Nashville.

The announcement was made Monday during Parton’s appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” See clip here.

The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award is for an iconic artist who has attained the highest degree of recognition in Country Music. The Award was established to recognize an artist who has achieved both national and international prominence and stature through concert performances, humanitarian efforts, philanthropy, record sales, and public representation at the highest level. The artist receiving this Award has positively impacted and contributed to the growth of the genre throughout a course of years that have proven to have an unprecedented historical impact on fans and industry alike.

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“Dolly epitomizes the very definition of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “She is a trailblazer who continues to enchant and captivate fans around the world, from her latest No. 1 album, to her sold-out tour, and numerous television projects. She is a treasure and deserving of this industry acclaim for her undeniable contributions to the success of Country Music, today.”

Previous recipients of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award include Willie Nelson (2012), Kenny Rogers (2013), and Johnny Cash (2015).

 

Parton has received 44 CMA Awards nominations and has won nine times including Entertainer (1978) and Female Vocalist of the Year (1975, 1976). In 1996, she and Vince Gill won Musical Event of the Year for “I Will Always Love You,” which is heavily featured in CMA’s hugely popular “Forever Country” single and music video project celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the CMA Awards.

An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. Her latest album Pure & Simple recently debuted at No. 1 – her first in 25 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads, and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. Achieving 25 RIAA certified Gold, Platinum and multi-Platinum awards, Parton has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy “9 to 5,” Parton earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in “Steel Magnolias,” “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Rhinestone,” and “Straight Talk” followed.

Parton saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. In 1988, Dolly began the Dollywood Foundation which funds Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library across America and in Canada by giving every preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten. Currently 80,000,000 books are mailed to children in the US, Canada and throughout the U.K. In 1999, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. In December 2015, more than 13 million viewers tuned in to “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” which was the most-watched film on broadcast network television since May 2012.

To learn more about this American icon, visit DollyParton.com.

“The 50th Annual CMA Awards” will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

For more information on “Forever Country” visit ForeverCountry50.com. For more information on “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” and to sign up for CMA emails and exclusives, visit CMAawards50.com. Celebrate Country Music Month in October.

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Entertainment Listings

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The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Entertainment Listings

**Just Updated**

World Series of Fighting 26 Main Fight Card – Friday, Dec. 18

 

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.

 

Sam Hunt with special guest Carter Winter
Friday, Dec. 4
9 p.m.; Doors open at 8 p.m.
Tickets: Sold out

Born and raised in Cedartown, Georgia, Sam Hunt was a gifted athlete all his life. Throughout his college years, Hunt played football and eventually became the starting quarterback at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. During college, Hunt began playing the guitar and writing songs in his free time. After he graduated, Hunt was invited to training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs but decided to move to Nashville instead to pursue a career in country music. After playing a few of his original songs around town, he was quickly offered a publishing deal allowing him to write country songs full-time. After writing Kenny Chesney’s hit song “Come Over,” which landed at No. 1 on the music charts, Hunt shifted his focus from songwriter to solo artist. In 2013, Hunt met Zach Crowell, a producer for the Antioch rap crew, and together they released a free mix tape of acoustic songs called Between The Pines. The songs from the mix tape began averaging over 300,000 streams per day on Spotify, leading Hunt to win the 2014 cycle of Spotify’s “Emerge” program for new artists. Hunt signed with Universal Music Group’s MCA Nashville and released his debut album Montevallo. In 2014, the album debuted at No. 1 on the country charts and features a mix of sounds and styles from the aggressive dance beats of the opening “Take Your Time” to the more melodic “Make You Miss Me.”

 

UFC Fight Night®: VanZant vs. Namajunas
Thursday, Dec. 10
7 p.m.; Doors open at 3 p.m.
Tickets: Prices start at $75

No. 6 strawweight contender Paige VanZant will battle Rose Namajunas on UFC Fight Pass® in the main event as both women look to earn a shot at the title.

 

The Ultimate Fighter® Finale: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber
Friday, Dec. 11
7 p.m.; Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Tickets: Prices start at $150

No. 2 featherweight contender Frankie Edgar takes on No. 3 Chad Mendes in the five-round main event of The Ultimate Fighter® Finale.

 

World Series of Fighting 26 *updated*
Friday, Dec. 18
6 p.m.; Doors open at 4 p.m.
Tickets: Prices start at $29.99

World Series of Fighting (WSOF) will make its debut with a star-studded, world championship event featuring the long-awaited return of Tyrone “King of the Ring” Spong as well as a title defense by reigning featherweight champion, Lance Palmer. Spong will face Jake Heun, while Palmer will put his belt on the line against Alexandre Almeida, winner of the WOSF 24 matchup. The rest of the main fight card includes a lightweight contest between aggressive-minded, rising star Ozzy Dugulubgov and submission wizard Nic “Naptime” Herron-Webb; a bantamweight matchup between wrestling phenom Josh “Gentleman” Hill and undefeated sensation Bekbulat Magomedov; and a featherweight tilt between devastating strikers Robbie “Problems” Peralta and Sheymon Moraes.

Bruno Mars Headlines New Year's Eve At The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas

New Year’s Eve with Bruno Mars
Thursday, Dec. 31
9:30 p.m.; Doors open at 9 p.m.
Tickets: Sold out
Packages available here

Bruno Mars is a multitalented singer, songwriter, producer and musician who feels most at home when he’s performing. Born to a musical family in Honolulu, Hawaii, he was practically raised on the stage. After working a string of behind-the-scenes jobs – including writing songs for Brandy, singing backup for the Sugababes and impersonating Elvis – Bruno Mars got his name out in 2009 when he co-wrote Flo Rida’s hit song “Right Round.” One year later, he collaborated with rapper B.o.B on “Nothin’ on You,” and co-wrote Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire,” both of which became Top 10 hits. This momentum allowed Mars to launch a solo career, and he became first male vocalist in two decades to crack the Top Ten with his first four singles. His full length debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, appeared in 2010 and quickly produced a number one single with “Just the Way You Are.” At the end of 2012, Mars released Unorthodox Jukebox that featured the lead-off single “Locked Out of Heaven” and included production from Mark Ronson, Diplo and others. Mars is an 18-time Grammy Award nominee and Grammy winner who has also performed one of the world’s most prestigious gigs, the halftime show for Super Bowl XLVIII in February 2014. This year, Mars fronted Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” a song he co-wrote that was among the most popular singles of the year. Although he’s incredibly proud of the recordings, Mars feels the best way to experience the sound is to see him perform live with his band, The Hooligans.

Willie Nelson performs at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

 

An Evening With Willie Nelson & Family
Friday, Jan. 8
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: GA prices starting at $20; Reserved prices starting at $45

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.

 

The Cure with special guest The Twilight Sad
Thursday, May 19
8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets: Sold out

Formed by lead vocalist and guitarist Robert Smith, The Cure released its debut album Three Imaginary Boys in 1979 to great acclaim just one year after signing with Chris Parry’s new label, Fiction Records. Over the years, The Cure became known for its change of sound, ranging from punk and goth rock to pop and electronic dance music. In addition to its sound, the band also experienced a changing lineup with band members constantly leaving and returning to the group. After more than two decades with its original label, The Cure decided to leave and sign with international label Geffen Records in 2003. Designed to appeal to a young audience, the band released its first album for Geffen and followed it up with a North American tour featuring a number of younger bands including Interpol, Mowai, The Rapture and Muse. Over the next couple of the years, The Cure played at various festivals around the world until taking a break in 2008. After a three-year hiatus, the group began touring again and playing at festivals in Europe, North America and South America. In 2014, lead singer Smith announced that The Cure would release a new album, a follow-up to the 4:13 Dream album, as well as begin a new tour, playing three of its earlier albums in their entirety.

 

Bryan Adams: Get Up! Tour
Saturday, July 2
8 p.m.; Doors open at 7 p.m.
Tickets: GA prices start at $32; Reserved prices start at $57

Rising to fame with hits such as “Summer of ‘69” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” multi-platinum recording artist Bryan Adams has achieved numerous successes throughout his career spanning more than three decades. An internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and Canada’s best-known ambassador, Adams has received a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, 18 Juno Awards, three Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe Award nominations and 15 GrammyAward nominations. In celebration of his new album, Get Up, Adams kicks off his North American Get Up! Tour in February 2016.

 
Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a modern supper club where cocktail culture and culinary repertoire combine with spontaneous live entertainment. With hints of the past and a flair for the future, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. sets a new precedent for the night. It’s an experience that blurs the lines between restaurant, bar, club and live entertainment while adhering to no standard model, following no written rules. Come when you want. Leave when you wish. Grab a drink. Snack or dine. Entertainment within the venue will continuously evolve.

Rose. Rabbit. Lie. opens at 6 p.m., Wednesday to Saturday and features live music and entertainment. Guests can make dinner reservations via opentable.com or by calling 877-667-0585.

 

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015; Friday, Jan. 1, 2016; and Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016
9 p.m.; Doors at 8 p.m.
Tickets: $50

In 2009, pianist, composer and arranger Scott Bradlee created Postmodern Jukebox when he started uploading videos of himself playing pop hits in a ragtime style to YouTube. Bradlee’s videos began to go viral when award winning novelist Neil Gaiman tweeted about them to his millions of Twitter followers. Since then, Postmodern Jukebox has transformed into a rotating group of performers who cover modern pop hits with a vintage twist. Over the last seven years, Postmodern Jukebox has acquired 1.5 million subscribers and more than 315 million views on YouTube. The group has covered artists ranging from Lady Gaga and Katy Perry to The Strokes and The White Stripes. In November 2015, the group will kick off its North American tour followed by a European tour in early 2016.

 

The Ice Rink
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas welcomes the return of The Ice Rink as Boulevard Pool transforms into a winter wonderland high above Las Vegas Boulevard. Overlooking the heart of The Strip, visitors will enjoy skating on over 4,200 square feet of real ice, roasting s’mores by the fire, light snow showers, seasonal culinary offerings, upbeat music and breathtaking views.

 

DJ Vixen
Dec. 3, 10 and 24 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Olya Casey, also known as DJ Vixen, was born in Tallinn, Estonia and started acting and singing at a very early age. Vixen moved to London at age 17 and pursued a music career as a singer/songwriter for years before moving to the United States seven years ago. After settling down in Las Vegas and performing with her band around town, she expressed her love for house music and began DJing. This led her to become DJ Vixen. It didn’t take long for people to notice her versatility and creativity, and she began working with various radio stations and performing at big celebrity events for the likes of Mike Tyson and Elizabeth Hurley.

DJ Technicolor
Dec. 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 8 p.m. to midnight

Performing as DJ Technicolor, Morgan Gould’s Downtown Las Vegas beginnings have led 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 music 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 Yo Yolie
Dec. 17 from 8 p.m. to midnight
Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to 1 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 flourished with enriching sounds, leading her to become a music enthusiast. When Yolie isn’t spinning at some of the city’s hottest venues, the tastemaker is playing events for leading brands.

 
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
Dec. 1, 15 and 29 from 9 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
Dec. 2, 16 and 30 from 9 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 Roger Gangi
Dec. 3 and 17 from 9 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. 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 Gangi perform live.

 

DJ Beatnick
Dec. 4 and 5 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
 

DJ Beatnick is one of the West Coast’s most in-demand DJs. Whether he’s rocking underground parties or playing lavish hot spots in Miami, Las Vegas, New York City and more, he always ensures the crowd has a good time. DJ Beatnick spins an eclectic set at all his events. This unique style, which includes samplings of Disco, ‘80s, house, hip-hop and trap, makes him a crowd favorite and allows him to engage audiences of all types.

DJ Yo Yolie
Dec. 6 and 20 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
 

DJ DXXXY
Dec. 7 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Based in New Orleans, DXXXY taught himself to play drums, bass, keyboards and guitar, and played in various local bands throughout high school. While dipping into multiple musical genres throughout his young life, DXXXY found his passion for high-energy electro music infused with elements of trap and hip-hop. Listening to Cash Money Records and playing an assortment of instruments, DXXXY prefers heavy bass as well as translucent melodies and harmonies. In 2011, he became the Essence Festival DJ for Re:Fresh Boutique and eventually became the official DJ of rap group Team Robot, now known as Parallel. Having shared the stage with major players in dance music including Major Lazer, Flux Pavillion, Zeds Dead, ETC!ETC! and Gents & Jawns, DXXXY has become one of the biggest DJs in New Orleans.

 

DJ John Cha
Dec. 8 and 22 from 9 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 Nick Ayler
Dec. 9 and 23 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Nick Ayler is an American model, actor and DJ. He has worked on campaigns for Abercombie & Fitch, been featured in GQ Magazine and collaborated with leading professionals in the film and music industry. With his career on the rise, Ayler now routinely plays at events all over the world for crowds of over 1,000 people.

 

DJ Earwaxxx
Dec. 10 and 24 from 9 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 Fresh One
Dec. 11 and 12 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Having been in the industry for over a decade, DJ Fresh One has built a solid reputation on his amazing work ethic, innovation and creativity. As an open format DJ, he delivers a variety of music, beats and song selections in each of his performances. Whether he is playing electronic music, hip-hop, or trendy Top 40 hits, DJ Fresh One’s sets are always upbeat and energetic. His performances are truly one-of-a-kind: flawless in technique and sure to include the hottest beats to get audiences on their feet.

 

DJ Vixen
Dec. 13 and 27 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ Technicolor
Dec. 14 and 28 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ K0NTR0L
Dec. 18 and 19 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

DJ K0NTR0L sets himself apart from the rest with his experience as both a DJ and producer. His productions have been supported by industry heavyweights such as Diplo, Tiesto and Lil Jon. DJ K0NTR0L spins an open format of music featuring classics from every decade in addition to many of his signature remixes. With more than 10 years of nightclub experience, he possesses a vast knowledge of music and knack for incorporating the craziest remixes into his sets. With over 23,000 followers and almost two million plays on his Soundcloud page, DJ K0NTR0L is a proven tastemaker in the industry who fans look to for the cutting edge music he shares with the world

 

DJ Cyberkid
Dec. 21 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Born and raised in California, DJ Cyberkid started DJing toward the end of his senior year of high school. This hobby 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 in the city’s most extravagant nightclubs ever since.

 

DJ Clutch
Dec. 25 and 26 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Camille Sevigny, also known as DJ Clutch, entered the underground dance music scene in 1998 in Toledo, Ohio. House music has always moved him and while his style and skills are always improving, he never wavers from the house genre. Clutch blends the funkiest house tracks with hard house and tech house, drawing inspiration from Bad Boy Bill, DJ Dan, and Feelgood. Clutch strives to be an active member of the electronic dance music community whenever possible and over the past few years has played alongside national and international artists at some of the best venues on the East Coast. Constantly working with top promoters and production companies, he always pushes the envelope at every event.

 

DJ Patrice McBride
Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

DJ Patrice McBride has a colorful background. The Philadelphia-native was raised in a family of musicians and has always had an ear for good music. Upon being introduced to hip-hop by his father in the late ‘80s, McBride fell in love and decided to make music a career. He started DJing in his teens and has been beating down dance floors professionally ever since. McBride is currently a prime-time player among Philadelphia’s and Atlantic City’s vibrant nightlife communities, holding several long-term residencies and entertaining crowds all along the East Coast. From ritzy social affairs to grimy hip-hop venues, DJ Patrice McBride has become a favorite.

 

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 3,005-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, 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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**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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New Engelbert Humperdinck Duets CD Out Today Features Elton John, Gene Simmons, Willie Nelson & more

Engelbert Calling Cover USA Comp 600

“Engelbert Calling” is the new album and the first ever duets album from the legendary and incomparable Engelbert Humperdinck. Known as the world’s greatest balladeer, this collection is his 80th album release, arriving more than 45 years after his massive hit “Release Me” reached #1 on the pop charts and created a worldwide frenzy. This new album comes as a celebration of his remarkable career which has spanned nearly five decades and includes sales of more than 150 million albums world-wide, including 24 certified with platinum status and 63 with gold.

The album was produced by Grammy award winner Martin Terefe, who is best-known for his work with Jason Mraz, James Morrison, KT Tunstall, and Mary J Blige. “Working with Engelbert is such a truly remarkable experience,” Terefe stated when asked about his work with Engelbert. “He is without a doubt one of the best singers around today and brings so much other musical knowledge to the table.”

“He is one of the sweetest and nicest people I have ever worked with,” Elton John said about his experience collaborating with Engelbert. “We had a great time singing together and he is so quick, what I call a ‘one-take singer,’ 76 years old and still sounding as good as ever!”

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to partner up with some of the best artists in the history of music.” Engelbert said about the album. “To continue putting out successful albums after 45 years in the business is a real testament to the loyalty of my great fans and this album is a ‘thank you’ to all of them.”

Engelbert Calling is available today at music retailers nationwide and online.

Tracklisting:

CD 1
01. Something About The Way You Look Tonight with Elton John
02. Since I Lost My Baby with Cliff Richard
03. Never Never Never with Olivia Newton-John
04. Spanish Eyes with Il Divo
05. Make You Feel My Love with Willie Nelson
06. I Need You Now with Lulu
07. Spinning Wheel with Gene Simmons
08. Real Love with Shelby Lynne
09. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me with Johnny Reid
10. Release Me with Wynonna Judd
11. She Believes In Me with Kenny Rogers
12. Better with Louise Dorsey

CD 2
01. Ain’t That Peculiar with Andrea Corr
02. A Certain Smile with Johnny Mathis
03. Kiss Me Honey with Tini
04. The Hungry Years with Neil Sedaka
05. It Matters To Me with Dionne Warwick
06. She with Charles Aznavour
07. After The Lovin’ with Beverley Knight
08. It’s Impossible / Somos Novios with Armando Manzanero
09. Quien Te Dijo Eso with Luis Fonsi
10. Something To Hold On To with Ron Sexsmith
11. Father And Son with Bradley Dorsey

For more information and future performance dates for Engelbert Humperdinck, please visit http://www.okgoodrecords.com and stay up-to-date on his current projects by following him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OfficialEngelbertHumperdinck and Twitter https://twitter.com/ehumperdinck.

 

About OK!Good Records:
OK!Good Records is a genre independent record label established in 2010 to distribute, market, and promote artists and music that defy boundaries, reject limitations, and transcend the ordinary. They champion and celebrate independent music, thought, art, expression, and enterprise. http://www.okgoodrecords.com

 

House of Blues Las Vegas Weekly Entertainment Calendar

HOUSE OF BLUES® LAS VEGAS – ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Sept 22, 2014

 

 

JUST ANNOUNCED
DATE ARTIST ON-SALE PRICES DOORS AGES FORMAT
Sat 11/22 Local Brews Local Grooves Beer Festival
featuring Unwritten Law
On Sale Friday @ 10am $20 GA

$35 GA with Beer Samples

$49 VIP with Beer Samples

6pm VIP

7pm GA

21+ Beer Festival
Alternative Rock
Sat 12/27 Boogie Knights On Sale Friday @ 10am $20 GA 8pm 21+ 70’s Dance
unwritten law
SHOWS THIS WEEK
DATE ARTIST ON-SALE PRICES DOORS AGES FORMAT
Wed 9/24 Easy Star All Stars On Sale $18 GA

$20 GA DOS

7:30pm 18+ Reggae, Dub
Thurs 9/25 Social Distortion On Sale $35 GA

$39 GA DOS

7:00pm 18+ Punk Rock, Punk Blues
Fri 9/26 Led Zepplin 2 On Sale $20 GA Advance
$23 GA DOS
8:00pm 18+ Led Zepplin Tribute
Sat 9/27 Bring Me The Horizon On Sale $29.50 GA

$33.50 GA DOS

6:00pm All Ages Metalcore
Upcoming 2014 Shows
DATE ARTIST ON-SALE PRICES DOORS AGES FORMAT
Thurs 10/2 DSB- Tribute to Journey On Sale $15 GA 7:00pm 18+ Tribute
Sat 10/4 The Dan Band On Sale $25 GA 8pm 21+ Comedy/Cover Band
Fri 10/3 Kalin & Myles On Sale $18 GA

$20 GA DOS

5:30pm All Ages Rap, Pop
Thurs 10/9 Kill the Noise On Sale $15 GA (Limited)

$20 GA

9pm 18+ Electronic Dance Bass/Dubstep
Thur 10/16 Memphis May Fire w/ Yellowcard On Sale $23.50 GA

$27 GA DOS

5:30pm All Ages Metalcore
Fri 10/17 Ne-Yo On Sale $39.50 GA

From $49.50 Reserved

7pm 18+ R&B
Sat 10/18 SBTRKT On Sale $30 GA

$32 GA DOS

8pm 18+ Electronic Dance
Sun 10/26 The Psychedelic Furs On Sale $29.50 GA

$32 GA DOS

7:00pm 18+ Post Punk, New Wave, Alternative
Thurs 10/30 The Black Veil Brides On Sale $25 GA

$29 GA DOS

5:30pm All Ages Glam Metal, Hard Rock
Fri 10/31 Rock Revival presents Chase Rice On Sale $17.50 GA

$20 GA DOS

 

7pm 18+ Country
Fri 10/31 Boombox On Sale $18 GA

$20 GA DOS

11:59pm 18+ Electronic Rock
Sat 11/1 King Diamond On Sale $32 GA

$35 GA DOS

8:00pm 18+ Heavy Metal
Tues 11/11 The Ghost Inside | Every Time I Die On Sale $18.50 GA

$21.50 GA DOS

5pm All Ages Metal Core
Thurs 11/13 Jordan Knight & Nick Carter On Sale $39.50 GA

$45 GA DOS

7:30pm 18+ Pop
Tues 11/25 Sky Ferreira On Sale $20 GA

$25 GA DOS

7:00pm All Ages Pop
Fri 11/28 Warren Miller’s “No Turning Back” On Sale $25 GA Seating 6:30pm All Ages Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort
Ski Patrol Fundraiser
Fri 11/28 Bass Gravy featuring Dieselboy with MC Dino On Sale $15 GA

$20 GA DOS

10:30pm 18+ EDM
Wed 12/3 Down On Sale Fri $25.00 GA

$27.00 GA DOS

8pm 18+ Heavy Metal
Thurs 12/4 Alex Clare On Sale $23 GA

$25 GA DOS

6:30pm 18+ Alternative Rock
Sat 12/13 In This Moment On Sale $27.50 GA

$30.00 GA DOS

6pm 18+ Alternative Metal
Fri 12/19 HIM On Sale $32.00 GA

$35.00 GA DOS

7pm 18+ Rock
Fri 12/5

Sat 12/6

Sun 12/7

An evening with Heart On Sale $55 GA

$59.50-$99.50 Reserved

7pm 18+ Classic Rock
Thurs 12/11

Fri 12/12

Gary Allan On Sale $49.50 GA

Starting from $69.50 Reserved

12/11 – 8pm

12/12 – 9pm

18+ Country
Fri 1/9/15

Sat 1/10/15

Willie Nelson & Family On Sale $55 GA

From $110.50 Reserved

7:30pm 18+ Country
  • For additional show information contact our House of Blues Box Office at 702.632.7600
  • ALL TICKETS SUBJECT TO SERVICE CHARGES

·         Show begins approximately one hour after door time

  • Tickets may be purchased:

 

 

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT AT FOUNDATION ROOM®

Week of 9/22-9/28

DAY EVENT FORMAT PRICES WHAT’S UP
 

Mon 9/22@ 7:20pm

 

 

#MNF Football Watch Parties
(21+)

Chicago Bears vs Ney York Jets

Drink Specials, Giveaways, and a chance to win tickets to a season game!

 

No Cover

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631
 

Mon 9/22@ 10pm

 

 

Nightlife Ultra Lounge
(21+)

DJ Sa7age  

$30 nightly membership admission

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631
 

Tues 9/23@ 10pm

 

Nightlife Ultra Lounge
(21+)
DJ Karma  

$30 nightly membership admission

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631
 

Weds 9/24@ 10pm

 

Nightlife Ultra Lounge
(21+)
DJ SINcere0810  

$30 nightly membership admission

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631
 

Thurs 9/25@ 8pm-11pm

 

 

Murder mystery Dinner

(21+)

Don’t Miss Out On this 3 Corpse Meal! $80 a person VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631
 

Thurs 9/25@ 10pm

 

Nightlife Ultra Lounge
(21+)
DJ Karma  

$30 nightly membership admission

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631
Fri 9/26 @ 6pm-9:30pm Wine Maker Dinner A five course dinner paired with eclectic wines by Charles Banks. $95 per person. For Table Reservations: 702.632.7631 or email MarissaHiller@LiveNation.com
 

Fri 9/26@ 10pm

 

Bubbles & Beauties
Nightlife Ultra Lounge
(21+)
Free Champagne Bar for Ladies!

DJ Karma

 

$30 nightly membership admission

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631
 

Sat 9/27@ 10pm

 

Nightlife Ultra Lounge
(21+)
DJ Greg Lopez (lounge)

DJ Sam I Am (patio)

$30 nightly membership admission  VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631
 

 

Sun 9/28 @ 10pm

Nightlife Ultra Lounge
(21+)
DJ Mark Mac  

$30 nightly membership admission

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631

 

 

 

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT INSIDE CROSSROADS AT HOUSE OF BLUES®

Week of 9/22-9/28

 

DAY EVENT FORMAT PRICES WHAT’S UP
Mon 9/22@ 8pm-11pm #MNF Football View Headquarters Chicago Bears vs. New York Jets!  

Free Admission

 

Food & Drink Specials, and Giveaways!
 

Tues 9/23@ 8pm-11pm

Nothin’ But The Blues Where the Blues & a Good Time Collide  

Free Admission

 

Solo & Duo Acts Playing Classic Covers to Traditional Blues Acoustics.
Weds 9/24@ 8pm-11pm  Acoustic Live! An instrumental Jam of your Favorite Tunes! Free Admission Songs played only with acoustics live!
 

Thurs 9/25@ 8pm-11pm

 

Nothin’ But The Blues Where the Blues & a Good Time Collide  

Free Admission

 

Solo & Duo Acts Playing Classic Covers to Traditional Blues Acoustics.
 

Fri 9/26@ 9pm-12am

 

Rockstar Karaoke Rockstar Karaoke puts you center stage with our full band providing the driving rhythm, the hot guitar licks and the backing vocals while belting out your favorite selections from a list of nearly 200 Rockstar Karaoke mega-hits. Free Admission VIP and Group Seating and All You Can Drink Packages available in advance from HOB Box Office.
 

Sat 9/27@ 9pm-12am

 

Loop’d  The Melodic Layering of Musical Loops  

Free Admission

 

High energy performance that loops together unexpected Melody’s to create a one of a kind sound.
 

Sun 9/28@ 8pm-11pm

 

Football View Headquarters Games Showing All Day!  

Free Admission

 

Food & Drink Specials, and Giveaways!
Sun 9/28@ 10am & 1pm Gospel Brunch Local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs with an all you can eat buffet. $27.50 – Child (under 11)
$50.00 – Adult
The Gospel Brunch experience includes local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs selected by Kirk Franklin, plus an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet.

 

 

Crossroads at House of Blues Las Vegas is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday 7am to 11pm and Friday through Saturday 7am to midnight. For additional information call 702.632.7607 or visit www.houseofblues.com/lasvegas.

 

 

 

CARLOS SANTANA SHOW SCHEDULE

An Intimate Evening with SANTANA: Greatest Hits Live!

All SHOWS BEGINING AT 7PM

Tickets Starting at $89.50

NOVEMBER 2014 JANUARY 2015
Wednesday 11/5  

Wednesday 1/21

Friday 11/7 Friday 1/23
Saturday 11/8 Saturday 1/24
Sunday 11/9 Sunday 1/25
 

Wednesday 11/12

 

Tuesday 1/28
 

Friday 11/14

Wednesday 1/29
 

Saturday 11/15

 Thursday 1/30
 

Sunday 11/16

 

Friday 1/31
Tuesday 11/18

 

  • For additional show information contact our House of Blues Box Office at 702.632.7600
  • ALL TICKETS SUBJECT TO SERVICE CHARGES

·         Show begins approximately one hour after door time

  • Tickets may be purchased:

 

House of Blues Las Vegas Entertainment Calendar

HOUSE OF BLUES® LAS VEGAS – ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

JUST ANNOUNCED
DATE ARTIST ON-SALE PRICES DOORS AGES FORMAT
Tues 11/11 The Ghost Inside | Every Time I Die On Sale Now $18.50 GA

$21.50 GA DOS

5pm All Ages Metal Core
Sat 12/13 In This Moment On Sale Now $27.50 GA

$30.00 GA DOS

6pm 18+ Alternative Metal
Fri 12/19 HIM On Sale Fri @ 10am $32.00 GA

$35.00 GA DOS

7pm 18+ Rock
Wed 12/3 Down On Sale Fri @ 10am $25.00 GA

$27.00 GA DOS

8pm 18+ Heavy Metal
down
SHOWS THIS WEEK
DATE ARTIST ON-SALE PRICES DOORS AGES FORMAT
Mon 9/15 Brodir On Sale $10 GA 9:00pm 21+ Pop
Tues 9/16 Limp Bizkit with Special Guest Machine Gun Kelly On Sale $40 GA

$42.50 GA DOS

6:30pm 18+ Alternative Rock
Wed 9/17 Welcome to Hip-Pop On Sale $10 GA 9pm 21+ Pop/Hip-Hop
Sat 9/20 eNVy Showcase feating bipolar On Sale $12 GA 7:45pm 18+ Local Bands
Limp Bizkit
Upcoming 2014 Shows
DATE ARTIST ON-SALE PRICES DOORS AGES FORMAT
Wed 9/24 Easy Star All Stars On Sale $18 GA

$20 GA DOS

7:30pm 18+ Reggae, Dub
Thurs 9/25 Social Distortion On Sale $35 GA

$39 GA DOS

7:00pm 18+ Punk Rock, Punk Blues
Fri 9/26 Led Zepplin 2 On Sale $20 GA Advance
$23 GA DOS
8:00pm 18+ Led Zepplin Tribute
Sat 9/27 Bring Me The Horizon On Sale $29.50 GA

$33.50 GA DOS

6:00pm All Ages Metalcore
Thurs 10/2 DSB- Tribute to Journey On Sale $15 GA 7:00pm 18+ Tribute
Sat 10/4 The Dan Band On Sale $25 GA 8pm 21+ Comedy/Cover Band
Fri 10/3 Kalin & Myles On Sale $18 GA

$20 GA DOS

5:30pm All Ages Rap, Pop
Thurs 10/9 Kill the Noise On Sale $15 GA (Limited)

$20 GA

9pm 18+ Electronic Dance Bass/Dubstep
Thur 10/16 Memphis May Fire w/ Yellowcard On Sale $23.50 GA

$27 GA DOS

5:30pm All Ages Metalcore
Fri 10/17 Ne-Yo On Sale $39.50 GA

From $49.50 Reserved

7pm 18+ R&B
Sat 10/18 SBTRKT On Sale $30 GA

$32 GA DOS

8pm 18+ Electronic Dance
Sun 10/26 The Psychedelic Furs On Sale $29.50 GA

$32 GA DOS

7:00pm 18+ Post Punk, New Wave, Alternative
Thurs 10/30 The Black Veil Brides On Sale $25 GA

$29 GA DOS

5:30pm All Ages Glam Metal, Hard Rock
Fri 10/31 Rock Revival presents Chase Rice On Sale $17.50 GA

$20 GA DOS

 

7pm 18+ Country
Fri 10/31 Boombox On Sale $18 GA

$20 GA DOS

11:59pm 18+ Electronic Rock
Sat 11/1 King Diamond On Sale $32 GA

$35 GA DOS

8:00pm 18+ Heavy Metal
Thurs 11/13 Jordan Knight & Nick Carter On Sale $39.50 GA

$45 GA DOS

7:30pm 18+ Pop
Tues 11/25 Sky Ferreira On Sale $20 GA

$25 GA DOS

7:00pm All Ages
Fri 11/28 Warren Miller’s “No Turning Back” On Sale $25 GA Seating 6:30pm All Ages Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort
Ski Patrol Fundraiser
Fri 11/28 Bass Gravy featuring Dieselboy with MC Dino On Sale $15 GA

$20 GA DOS

10:30pm 18+ EDM
Thurs 12/4 Alex Clare On Sale $23 GA

$25 GA DOS

6:30pm 18+ Alternative Rock
Fri 12/5

Sat 12/6

Sun 12/7

An evening with Heart On Sale $55 GA

$59.50-$99.50 Reserved

7pm 18+ Classic Rock
Thurs 12/11

Fri 12/12

Gary Allan On Sale $49.50 GA

Starting from $69.50 Reserved

12/11 – 8pm

12/12 – 9pm

18+ Country
Fri 1/9/15

Sat 1/10/15

Willie Nelson & Family On Sale $55 GA

From $110.50 Reserved

7:30pm 18+ Country
  • For additional show information contact our House of Blues Box Office at 702.632.7600
  • ALL TICKETS SUBJECT TO SERVICE CHARGES

·         Show begins approximately one hour after door time

  • Tickets may be purchased:

 

 

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT AT FOUNDATION ROOM®

Week of 9/15-9/21

DAY EVENT FORMAT PRICES WHAT’S UP
 

Mon 9/15@ 7:20pm

 

 

#MNF Football Watch Parties
(21+)

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Indianapolis Colts

Drink Specials, Giveaways, and a chance to win tickets to a season game!

 

No Cover

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631
 

Mon 9/15@ 10pm

 

 

Nightlife Ultra Lounge
(21+)

DJ Sa7age  

$30 nightly membership admission

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631
 

Tues 9/16@ 10pm

 

Nightlife Ultra Lounge
(21+)
DJ Karma  

$30 nightly membership admission

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631
 

Weds 9/17@ 10pm

 

Nightlife Ultra Lounge
(21+)
DJ SINcere0810  

$30 nightly membership admission

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631
 

Thurs 9/18@ 8pm-11pm

 

 

Murder mystery Dinner

(21+)

Don’t Miss Out On this 3 Corpse Meal! $80 a person VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631
 

Thurs 9/18@ 10pm

 

Nightlife Ultra Lounge
(21+)
DJ Karma  

$30 nightly membership admission

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631
 

Fri 9/19@ 10pm

 

Bubbles & Beauties
Nightlife Ultra Lounge
(21+)
Free Champagne Bar for Ladies!

DJ Karma

 

$30 nightly membership admission

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631
 

Sat 9/20@ 10pm

 

Nightlife Ultra Lounge
(21+)
DJ Greg Lopez (lounge)

DJ Sam I Am (patio)

$30 nightly membership admission  VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631
 

 

Sun 9/21 @ 10pm

Nightlife Ultra Lounge
(21+)
DJ Mark Mac  

$30 nightly membership admission

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631

 

 

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT INSIDE CROSSROADS AT HOUSE OF BLUES®

Week of 9/15-9/21

 

DAY EVENT FORMAT PRICES WHAT’S UP
Mon 9/15@ 8pm-11pm #MNF Football View Headquarters Philadelphia Eagles vs. Indianapolis Colts!  

Free Admission

 

Food & Drink Specials, and Giveaways!
 

Tues 9/16@ 8pm-11pm

Nothin’ But The Blues Where the Blues & a Good Time Collide  

Free Admission

 

Solo & Duo Acts Playing Classic Covers to Traditional Blues Acoustics.
Weds 9/17@ 8pm-11pm  Acoustic Live! An instrumental Jam of your Favorite Tunes! Free Admission Songs played only with acoustics live!
 

Thurs 9/18@ 8pm-11pm

 

Nothin’ But The Blues Where the Blues & a Good Time Collide  

Free Admission

 

Solo & Duo Acts Playing Classic Covers to Traditional Blues Acoustics.
 

Fri 9/19@ 9pm-12am

 

Rockstar Karaoke Rockstar Karaoke puts you center stage with our full band providing the driving rhythm, the hot guitar licks and the backing vocals while belting out your favorite selections from a list of nearly 200 Rockstar Karaoke mega-hits. Free Admission VIP and Group Seating and All You Can Drink Packages available in advance from HOB Box Office.
 

Sat 9/20@ 9pm-12am

 

Loop’d  The Melodic Layering of Musical Loops  

Free Admission

 

High energy performance that loops together unexpected Melody’s to create a one of a kind sound.
 

Sun 9/21@ 8pm-11pm

 

Football View Headquarters Games Showing All Day!  

Free Admission

 

Food & Drink Specials, and Giveaways!
Sun 9/21@ 10am & 1pm Gospel Brunch Local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs with an all you can eat buffet. $27.50 – Child (under 11)
$50.00 – Adult
The Gospel Brunch experience includes local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs selected by Kirk Franklin, plus an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet.

 

Crossroads at House of Blues Las Vegas is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday 7am to 11pm and Friday through Saturday 7am to midnight. For additional information call 702.632.7607 or visit www.houseofblues.com/lasvegas.

 

CARLOS SANTANA SHOW SCHEDULE

An Intimate Evening with SANTANA: Greatest Hits Live!

All SHOWS BEGINING AT 7PM

Tickets Starting at $89.50

NOVEMBER 2014 JANUARY 2015
Wednesday 11/5  

Wednesday 1/21

Friday 11/7 Friday 1/23
Saturday 11/8 Saturday 1/24
Sunday 11/9 Sunday 1/25
 

Wednesday 11/12

 

Tuesday 1/28
 

Friday 11/14

Wednesday 1/29
 

Saturday 11/15

 Thursday 1/30
 

Sunday 11/16

 

Friday 1/31
Tuesday 11/18

 carlos santana

  • For additional show information contact our House of Blues Box Office at 702.632.7600
  • ALL TICKETS SUBJECT TO SERVICE CHARGES

·         Show begins approximately one hour after door time

  • Tickets may be purchased: