Must dos this weekend in Vegas: Sept. 11 – 13, 2015

Got the holiday weekend blues? We’ve got just the cure for that. Summer may be winding down but in Vegas, we’re still turning up the heat. Instead of focusing on the fact that you won’t get another three-day weekend for however many months, let’s celebrate the end of your four-day work week.


Photo courtesy of the Latin Grammy Awards.

Viva la Fiesta

Oye Latinos! We’re kicking off National Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexico’s Independence Day with so many Latin music concerts you’ll be shaking your culo in no time. The biggest names in the industry are making their way to the Las Vegas Strip for special concert events. Grammy-nominated Marco Antonio Solis and Latin Grammy Award winners Camila, are at Planet Hollywood’s AXIS on Friday, September 11 at 7 p.m. Headlining at AXIS on Saturday night at 9 p.m., is Puerto Rican pop sensation (and major heartthrob) Chayanne. La Reina del Rock, Alejandra Guzman will take the stage Saturday, September 12 at 8 p.m. at The Pearl in the Palms Casino.

A collective “ay papi” is completely necessary for this world-famous musician. The one, the only, y el amor de mi vida, Enrique Iglesias is sure to set The Colosseum at Caesars en fuego September 13 and 14 at 9 p.m. And if that’s not enough, get ready to shake your bon bon because global superstar Ricky Martin is kicking off his One World Tour at AXIS inside Planet Hollywood on Tuesday, September 15 at 8 p.m. Is it hot in here or is it just these smoldering Latin vibes? For those of you who have cha-cha’d one too many times this weekend, world-renowned opera singer and 12-time Grammy Award winner Placido Domingo will bring his booming voice to the stage at The Colosseum at Caesars Tuesday, September 15 at 8 p.m.


Photo courtesy of Justin Moore.

Practice your Southern twang

Seriously, if you haven’t listened to “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” grab an entire box of tissues and a bottle of whisky before you do. Winner of the Academy of Country Music’s 2014 “New Artist of the Year,” Justin Moore is at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Saturday, September 12 at 7 p.m. This country music crooner from Arkansas is behind hits like “Til My Last Day” and “Lettin’ The Night Roll.” If you’re looking for any kind of excuse to knock the dust off your cowboy boots, this is it.


Photo courtesy of the Palms.

Say sayonara to pool season

Friday, September 11 is the grand finale for Ditch Fridays at the Palms Pool. But before this party hibernates for the winter, celebrity DJ Nick Cannon will be rocking the deck and sending us out with an end-of-season bang. Spinning on the wicka wicka ones and twos with Cannon are 104.3 NOW FM’s DJ Supa James and resident DJ Mark Stylz. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any hotter, we learned that is also hosting a bikini trunk show featuring their smoldering swimwear lines. Ladies, now’s a good time to get that bikini wax in case you’re asked to hit the runway.


Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Sun.

Throw a one-two punch

It may not be the fight of the century, but Floyd “Money” Mayweather stands to match the undefeated record of the late heavyweight boxing champ Rocky Marciano this weekend. Marciano retired in 1956 with a staggering record of 49 wins and no losses. Mayweather will square off against two-time welterweight champion Andre “The Beast” Berto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, September 12 at – wait for it – a sleepy 4 p.m. Although we haven’t seen a fraction of the media buzz that surrounded the Maypacalypse snooze fest, Mayweather stands to make history if he wins the WBC and WBA Welterweight World Championship.

Delano Art Exhibit

Photo courtesy of MGM Resorts.

Check the composition

The Delano has curated a rock ‘n’ roll art exhibit shot by local Las Vegas photographers Robert Knight and Maryanne Bilham. The art installation, “Defiantly Inspired,” is a collection of portraits that feature both well-known faces in the music industry and the up-and-comers. Rockers known for cranking it up like Slash, LORDE, Carlos Santana, Amanda Hardy, Jimi Hendrix, and Robert Plant were photographed in the serene desert landscape. They’ve got a pretty awesome mobile app that you can download for free and listen to an audio tour that talks about the history and technique behind the portraits. The installation is on display through September 30, and while you’re there, say “Happy Birthday.” The Delano marks its first anniversary this month.




Born a Buckeye - raised a Hoosier. I grew up in a one-horse town that straddles the Indiana/Ohio state line and until 2006, was in two different time zones. There were three stoplights and a whopping 48 students in my graduating class. Fast forward a few years later, I was bitten by the travel bug and decided to head west. It seems like no matter how long I live here, there’s always something that still makes my jaw drop. That’s what I love about Vegas; you never know what you’re going to see next and that’s what makes living here so much fun. Basically, if you’re bored in this town, there’s something wrong with you…not the city. I’m an avid traveler with an incurable case of wanderlust so stay tuned for all the tours, attractions and shopping adventures that Sin City has to offer.