Vegas weekender: Fun continues after the holiday

The Fourth of July parties may be over, but Vegas is still full of fun and surprises. With plenty of shows and pool parties happening this weekend, Vegas keeps the excitement going with entertainment as hot as its temperatures.


If you’re looking for a diverse show, check out Gordie Brown at the Golden Nugget. With impersonations of everyone from Michael Jackson and Prince to Billy Ray Cyrus and Eminem, everyone will get a chance to hear a song from their favorite artist. Gordie Brown performs Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m.

If you’re in the mood for a tribute show, make sure to check out Just Imagine – A Musical Tribute to John Lennon, playing Tuesday – Saturday at 7 p.m. and B – BeatleShow Tribute showing nightly at 5:30 p.m., both at Planet Hollywood.

Other tribute shows include The King Lives playing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Monday and Purple Reign – The Ultimate Tribute Show, showing Thursday through Sunday at 10 a.m. Both shows are located in the Night Owl Showroom inside Hooters.

Planning a week-long trip? On Wednesday, July 14, check out Bonfire – A Tribute to Early AC/DC performing at the Las Vegas Hilton at 8 p.m.

For those driving to town, make sure stop by Buffalo Bill’s in Primm and see The Temptations & The Four Tops perform Saturday, July 10 at Star of the Desert Arena.

If rock is more up your alley, Camp Freddy performs at the Pearl inside the Palms Saturday, July 10. This talented supergroup features Billy Morrison from The Cult, Dave Navarro from Jane’s Addiction, Matt Sorum from Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver, Donovan Leitch and Chris Chaney from Jane’s Addiction.

Tickle your funny bone and see “America’s Got Talent” finalist Grandma Lee headlining Bonkerz Comedy Club at Palace Station nightly through Sept. 4. Or, laugh all night in a hip, rockin’ venue at Wasted Space inside the Hard Rock Hotel, which hosts Stand Up Comedy by L.A. Comedy Club Friday – Sunday at 8 p.m.


The Vegas nightlife scene is sizzling during the warm, summer nights. Start the evening off at Rhumbar inside Mirage, where you can enjoy 10 Cane Rum Hurricane Peach with the premium XiKar HC Habano Colorado cigar for just $20 through the month of July. The velvety cocktail brings out the hint of sweetness in the smooth, moderately strong cigar. Guests can enjoy this pairing during Rhumbar’s “Summer Nights,” which features nightly live entertainment.

The party never stops at Crown Nightclub inside the Rio. On Friday, July 9, Playboy Radio’s Jessica Hall and Brandie Moses host from 11 p.m. – 2 a.m. On July 10, Hot Hollywood couple Carmen Electra and Rob Patterson make an appearance. Patterson will perform a live guitar solo with a two-hour DJ set. The party continues with Roller Boogie with DJ Hollywood, DJ Frankie with a special surprise guest on Sunday. And if you’re still here, see the popular break dance troupe and 2008’s Hip-Hop International World B-Boy Battle champions Knucklehead Zoo perform their stunning moves for Wednesday’s showcase, The Movement.

Speaking of Wednesdays, fans of house music can visit Blush Boutique at Wynn as it hosts “We Love House Music” every week.

Cool by the pool

If you’re not into the night scene and would much rather enjoy lounging by the pool, Vegas has you covered. If you’re by Red Rock Resort, check out its pool parties every Friday night at 8 p.m. At the Concerts at the Beach at Mandalay Bay, see The Wailers on Saturday, July 10. Live DJs also play at Encore Beach Club every weekend.

B.B. King Blues Club

B.B. King Blues Club

For even more “daylife” activities, live it up at Azure pool club. Enjoy Femme Friday, featuring all female deejays, special events and giveaways. Stereo Love Saturdays features global house music from noon to sunset and Dolce Vita Sundays are an international brunch party featuring some of the most talented house DJs in the world. Sip on Moet champagne while enjoying the gourmet delicacies of Wolfgang Puck.

World Cup specials

Soccer fans can enjoy World Cup specials at B.B. King’s Blues Club at The Mirage. B.B. King’s Blues Club offers $9.95 breakfast and lunch specials daily throughout the World Cup. Diners may also enjoy $12 pitchers of domestic draft beer. Games can be viewed on eight high-definition TVs around the club for no cover charge. Through July 11, catch the game at either 7 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Breakfast is served from 6:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.

Whether you’re enjoying a tribute show, vegging out by the pool or hitting all the nightspots around town, Vegas keeps the party going even after a crazy holiday weekend.