Calling all wannabe rockers, this is a blog post for you. If you’re looking for information on actual rocks, you’ve come to the wrong place. Not that there’s anything wrong with rocks — in fact, Vegas is home to some really nice ones such as Red Rock National Conservation Area — but this is a post about hard rock … and five ways to rock out in Las Vegas:
1. Rock star camp
You’re more than a groupie when you rock out with real rock stars at Rock Star for a Day or Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. Perform with select musicians who have recorded with bands like KISS, Guns N Roses, Aerosmith, Heart, Mötley Crüe, YES, Quiet Riot, Bad Company and more at Rock Star for a Day. Or jam in studio and on stage at MGM Grand with epic performers like Dave Navarro, Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar and more at Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp.
2. Fremont Street Experience LED show
Rock out at the Fremont Street Experience under the psychedelic Viva Vision Canopy, featuring the music of legendary rock bands like Queen, The Doors and Bon Jovi synchronized with the light show.
3. Rock and roll musicals
Journey back to the days of big egos, big hair and big guitar solos (as you sing along with your lighter in air) at Rock of Ages, a five-time Tony Award-nominated musical at the Venetian. The 90-minute show is a love story with an arena rock show. Rock out to ’80s rock anthems (more than 30) including “We Built This City,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “I Wanna Rock,” “Oh Sherrie,” “Don’t Stop Believin'” and more.
Over at LVH, Raiding the Rock Vault takes audiences on a journey through rock band history, featuring songs made famous by The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC and others. The show is accompanied by a narration and historical concert footage.
4. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
From an extraordinary collection of rock memorabilia on the walls and lining the hallways to actual rock stars hanging out in the casino, the Hard Rock is the most rockin’ hotel in Las Vegas with a 24-hour party atmosphere. The legends of live music reign supreme at the Hard Rock’s concert venue, The Joint while a more intimate live entertainment venue — Vinyl — features a diversity of genres along with local bands, comedy and late-night burlesque.
5. KISS mini golf
Just across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel, KISS: By Monster Mini Golf features 18 glow-in-the-dark holes and murals of the legendary rock band KISS. For the final hole, players get to shoot their ball down Gene Simmons’ enormous pink tongue and into his mouth.