Along with blazing temperatures and more reasons to drink during the day (you have to stay cool somehow), summer in Vegas also brings with it a stellar line-up of concerts that you can enjoy poolside and at Lake Las Vegas. Below is a list of what’s scheduled so far, but keep checking back as we’ll be updating this throughout the summer:
Friday Night Live Concert Series at Hard Rock Hotel Pool
If you’re looking for a happening crowd who’s ready to party, then the pool at Hard Rock Hotel is the place to be. Big name headliners perform on a poolside stage while revelers rock out on the sandy beach area, near the cabanas and sometimes even in the water. Bars are set up around the pool area for easy access to your next drink. Since these shows always attract a crowd, we recommend that you get there early to avoid waiting in a long line before the show.
May 14: Toots and The Maytals at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Tickets $28.50
May 21: De la Soul at 9 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Tickets $24.50
May 28: Rusted Root at 9 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Tickets $27.50
June 4: Gin Blossoms at 9 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Tickets $25
June 11: Pepper at 9 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Tickets $25
June 18: The Original Wailers at 9 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Tickets $24.50
Aug. 13: Los Lonely Boys at 9 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) Tickets $25
Mandalay Beach at Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Beach at Mandalay Bay is a cool spot to see your favorite band while enjoying the warm summer nights in Vegas. The spacious, sandy beach area allows plenty of room for people to stand, sit or even take a dip in the pool during the show. If being up close is not a priority, you can even enjoy the show while sitting at a table in the bar area. All concerts are scheduled for 9 p.m.
May 22: Cypress Hill
May 29: Barenaked Ladies
May 30: Pitbull
June 5: Boz Scaggs
June 19: Rick Springfield
July 3: OneRepublic
July 10: The Wailers
July 16: Gipsy Kings
July 17: Ziggy Marley
July 24: Jimmy Cliff
Aug. 7: Blondie and the B-52′s
Aug. 14: Lost ’80s Live featuring When in Rome, The Motels, A Flock of Seagulls, Dramarama, Gene Loves Jezebel and Real Life
Rio Poolside Concert series at Voodoo Beach
Guests can enjoy another summer of rockin’ concerts at Rio. All shows are scheduled for 6 p.m. and doors opent at 5:30 p.m.
May 27: Filter
July 8: Hoobastank
Aug. 19: Crash Kings and Vertical Horizon
Sept. 30: TBA
Friday Night Live on the Lake at The Village in Lake Las Vegas
The Village at Lake Las Vegas is a great spot to take an evening stroll or sit in the grassy area and listen to some live entertainment. The area has a quiet and relaxing ambiance that’s a welcome change from the hustle and bustle on the Las Vegas Strip. There are several bars, restaurants and shops at The Village to explore during your visit. All concerts go from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and they are free.
April 16: Separate Ways, a Journey tribute band
April 23: The Wedge Brothers, a classic rock band including Mike O’Brian from the local radio station 96.3 KKLZ
April 30: State of the Art, a mix of musicians and entertainers who perform poplar hits from the past 40 years
Villaggio Del Sole at M Resort is an outdoor entertainment complex located in the hotel’s pool area. Here you can listen to live music and enjoy the warm summer nights under the stars. During your visit to M Resort make sure to check out the incredible view of the famous Las Vegas skyline that can be seen from some of the hotel’s restaurants and bars.
May 21: Steve Miller Band at 8 p.m.
May 29: Huey Lewis and the News at 9 p.m.