Vegas Music

Rock in Rio music festival sets sights on Las Vegas Strip

Festival promoter SFX Entertainment has announced plans to build a City of Rock outdoor music venue on the Las Vegas Strip through its music festival subsidiary, Rock in Rio. Billed as the “world’s largest music festival,” Rock in Rio was founded in 1985 and has produced 13 festivals. According to…

Meat Loaf ‘born to do’ Vegas rock residency

One might say that Meat Loaf’s residency at Planet Hollywood is a calling, something he was born to do. That is, after all, the rock star’s own feeling on the matter. “I’m the least paid performer in Vegas. Trust me. I am,” Meat said while sitting outside the PH Showroom,…

Life is Beautiful music festival announces 2014 dates in Vegas

The 2014 dates for Life is Beautiful music festival have been announced as Oct. 24-26 in downtown Las Vegas. The three-day event is being billed as an “urban festival.” During last year’s inaugural festival, which included culinary, arts and speakers, some 60,000 people attended, according to the festival’s management. In…

Behind the 50 voices of Vegas headliner Véronic

Véronic DiCaire wows audiences with her spot-on impressions of such legendary singers as Billie Holiday, Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Madonna, Cher, Whitney Houston and Annie Lennox, along with pop stars Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Pink and Katy Perry. During her performance inside the Jubilee! Theatre at Bally’s, she effortlessly moves…

Kid Rock to headline The D’s birthday celebration

Five-time Grammy nominee Kid Rock will take a short hiatus from his summer tour to headline The D Las Vegas‘ anniversary celebration in September. The D in downtown Vegas will celebrate its first birthday with a three-concert series at the Third Street Stage. Country rocker Uncle Kracker, who recorded hits…

Free rock concerts to fire up Fremont all summer long

The 3rd Street Stage at the Fremont Street Experience will be lit up all summer, with big-name bands playing free shows all season. This weekend, Memorial Day celebrations will hit a high with a joint concert by Fuel and Lit on Saturday beginning at 9 p.m. Fuel rocked the early…

Cover bands keep the old times rolling in Vegas

Musically speaking, Vegas has a tradition of looking both backward and forward at the same time. New acts may come through town on a regular basis, but old acts never die. In recent years, cover bands have been gaining acceptance to the point where several play on a regular basis…