Classic Las Vegas showrooms may offer a close glimpse of superstars with seating that accommodates several hundred to more than 4,000 guests. Event centers and arenas sell out regularly and have featured a myriad of celebrity acts, including U2, The Rolling Stones, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Cher, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Keith Urban, Jimmy Buffett and many more.
T-Mobile Arena, owned by AEG and MGM Resorts International, is a world-class, privately funded, $375 million indoor arena that opened in spring 2016. Located west of the Las Vegas Strip, between New York-New York and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, the new 20,000-seat arena hosts boxing, UFC and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows and special events. Expected to host more than 100 events annually, the arena designed by industry-leading architect Populous, will house multiple locker facilities, premium dressing rooms, complete broadcast facilities and a variety of staging innovations that will bring the biggest stars and most important events to Las Vegas’ newest landmark. Designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED Gold Certification, the arena will feature 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes and other specially designed, exclusive hospitality offerings never before featured in a facility of its kind.
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Designed to address the needs of community residents, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts offers a blend of performances by local arts groups as well as first-run touring attractions, including world-renowned stars and Broadway shows. With feature performances such as music displays of jazz, contemporary, and classical theater, including Broadway, family-friendly events, and local theatre, and dance companies from all over the world. The Smith Center’s resident companies include the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Nevada Ballet Theatre.
Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino (Coming Late 2016)
Anticipated to open in late 2016, MGM Resorts International recently initiated plans for a 5,000-seat theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. The new concert venue will amplify the vibrant entertainment district taking shape on the west side of the Las Vegas Strip with a robust calendar featuring special engagements by many of the music industry’s most-celebrated performers.
Las Vegas Village
The Las Vegas Village occupies prime real estate at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, directly across from Mandalay Bay and Luxor. The Las Vegas Village is a 15-acre entertainment, sports and festival area, which hosts numerous exciting events including iHeartRadio Music Festival Village, Route 91 Harvest Festival and Wine Amplified
Las Vegas Festival Grounds
The Las Vegas Festival Grounds is a versatile outdoor venue on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip near Circus Circus that spans 33-acres. In May 2015, the venue hosted the first North American version of the Rock in Rio Music Festival, which included more than 120 music acts over two weekends. Rock in Rio USA will return to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in 2017.
Thomas & Mack Center
Hosting unforgettable acts and events for more than 30 years, the Thomas & Mack Center is located on the sprawling University of Las Vegas Nevada (UNLV) campus. Events include UNLV intercollegiate athletic events, National Finals Rodeo, family shows, special events, concerts and festivals as well as conventions and private parties.
Palms Casino Resort’s concert venue The Pearl seats 2,400 guests and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that links to its in-house studio for recording live albums.
Grand Garden Arena
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is home to concerts, championship boxing, premier sporting, special events and much more. The arena offers comfortable seating for as many as 16,800 with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound. Prominent events to date have included world championship fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson as well as Oscar de la Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather; as well as concerts by The Rolling Stones, Madonna and Elton John. The MGM Grand Garden Arena also is home to the annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards and the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Welcoming performers as versatile as the destination itself, the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center has hosted acts such as Ariana Grande, Ricky Martin, Juan Gabriel, Barenaked Ladies, Rihanna, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw, The Eagles and many more. The event center is also home to numerous world championship boxing matches and other sporting events.
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is the $95 million contemporary interpretation of its ancient namesake in Rome. Situated at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, the 4,000-seat venue is home to some of the greatest entertainers in the world including Elton John, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey and Reba McEntire with Brooks & Dunn. The Colosseum is designed to accommodate state shows of all kinds while providing audiences with an extraordinary entertainment experience.
House of Blues
Known for hosting legendary and up-and-coming musical acts, the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is an intimate 1,800-guest venue. Performers have included Norah Jones, Everclear, Cheap Trick and resident performers, Carlos Santana and Billy Idol.
The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is a 7,000-seat, state-of-the-art venue created through a partnership between Caesars Entertainment and Live Nation Entertainment. The newly renovated theater features innovative amenities and the venue’s resident artists including Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Lionel Richie.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s premier concert venue, The Joint features a cutting-edge sound and lighting systems as well as seven luxury suites. Inheriting its name from the original Hard Rock Hotel performance venue, the expanded concert hall carries on the up-close and personal feel with the furthest seat in the house only 155 feet from the stage. In addition, the versatile venue has the ability to transform for corporate functions, trade shows, boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts events as well as red carpet movie premieres and advanced screenings.
Located inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Vinyl is an intimate venue that hosts diverse talent from numerous genres including rock, punk, reggae and stand-up comedy. The venue features a trendy, industrial feel that includes brick and cinderblock with exposed high ceilings that amplify and contribute to creating amazing acoustics for the performers.
The Orleans Arena
The Orleans Arena, an 8,000-seat Boyd Gaming facility located just west of the Las Vegas Strip, is one of the nation’s leading multipurpose sports and entertainment facilities and the 2014 recipient of the Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers. The Orleans Arena is also one of very few arenas in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification and is part of the largest company in Nevada to achieve SHARP Certification for commitments to safe venue operations. According to Venues Today magazine, the Orleans Arena, which hosts more than 200 events each year, consistently ranks in the Top 10 for ticket sales in the United States and internationally among venues of a similar size. These events include nationally touring concerts, NCAA basketball conference tournaments, family shows, motorsports and other unique events.
The South Point Arena & Equestrian Complex
The South Point Arena & Equestrian Complex is the finest indoor equestrian facility in the country. With a 4,600-seat arena and 1,200 climate-controlled horse stalls, the South Point Equestrian Center hosts some of the most prestigious equestrian events in the world. The Center features a 250-by-125-foot show arena floor and overlooking bar. The arena is also available for other events including basketball, motorsports and various other indoor sporting events.
Hosting acts such as Bruno Mars, Hozier, Ed Sheran and many more, The Chelsea is an intimate event and performance space located inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Inspired by an abandoned glass factory turned working theater, the venue features a stunning combination of industrial grit and artistic glamour. The 40,000-square-foot space split over two levels offering guests a more avant-garde approach to meetings and entertainment than traditional venues in Las Vegas. The transformable space features cast-glass chandeliers, a vintage lobby bar, private VIP opera boxes and a decorative grand staircase. Located just steps from the resort’s restaurants, bars and gaming floor, The Chelsea combines flexible design and the latest technology with the resort’s purpose-driven planning services.
Following in the footsteps of the original Brooklyn location, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas features live concerts, 32 lanes of bowling and food by celebrated restaurateurs Blue Ribbon. Over 2,000 concertgoers can enjoy performances from the standing-room general admission area, private lounge boxes overlooking the stage or the luxurious bowler’s lounges situated adjacent to the lanes where guests can relax on leather sofas and order from the full menu of food and beverages.
At SLS Las Vegas, The Foundry is an 1,800-seat live music venue with state-of-the-art production and design. The venue’s partnership with Live Nation has brought an exciting roster of entertainment including AWOLNATION, X Ambassadors, Adam Lambert and Santigold.