Dec 18 14

Las Vegas North Premium Outlet Mall Expansion

by Connie Shearer

The Simon Property-Group owned North Outlet mall have already added 780 additional parking spaces and now they are working on adding additional stores to be able to bring in the customers to fill those parking spots. While the outlet malls are considered upscale we will not be seeing a Tiffany or Chanel at the outlet mall but we can still dream, right? Las Vegas North Premium Outlets, located in the Union Park area of Downtown near the Smith Center is welcoming 34 new stores including a Saks Fifth Avenue off 5th. The last expansion added a new parking garage and 30 new stores in 2008.

Las Vegas Premium Outlets ExpansionFinding the mall is easy, however we highly recommend taking a cab or the SDX transit bus as it will take you right to their front door and pick you up again when you are finished. Even with the new parking structure this is Vegas and traffic is brutal so unless you’re absolutely sure of where you are going let the cabbie or the bus driver do the hard work.

Las Vegas retail scene is changing almost as rapidly as the skyline here. With Summerlin downtown poised to open and Fashion Show Mall expanding its facade, it’s high time for the outlets to keep up or be left behind. The outlet malls seem to weather the economic downturn easier than other retail outlets as they have a steady stream of tourists making their way to both North and South ends of the strip to take advantage of the shopping at either outlet mall while they are in town or country on vacation. While visiting the outlet mall remember it is an outdoor mall so always pay attention to the weather as this is winter it gets windy and cold. So before you head out check the local weather.   If you love outlet malls you are sure to love this one.

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Dec 16 14

Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Convention Center 2016

by Connie Shearer

Las Vegas is so much more than most people give this city credit for. Yes we are sin city and for the most part the city can be a little dirty, gritty and unseemly. However, if you take a moment to look beyond what you see on the surface you will see a wealth of beauty and the true sense of what it means to be able to still live the American dream. Many of the businesses here are owned by locals who thrive on other local’s money. Yes many are Franchises that get a lot of tourist money but those franchises are owned by local business owners who are hoping to live the dream just like every huge corporation is doing around them. Seeing these two work side by side is a beautiful thing that one can witness in many but not all locations throughout the world but for sure right here it is happening in beautiful Las Mandalay Bay Convention CenterVegas, Nevada. The large are working side by side to keep the small business owner going also. Trade shows are a perfect venue to get your name out there.

The Mandalay Bay is a perfect example of that. They have announced a $66 million expansion project that will boost their Convention Center to fifth-largest in the United States. Three of the top 5 are in Las Vegas, NV. The top five list is. Mandalay Bay at #5, McCormick place in Chicago, the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Las Vegas Convention Center and the Sands Expo coming in at the top two and both are in Las Vegas. The new convention center will encompass 2 million square feet after the expansion. In a report released by MGM Resort International said schedule for construction to be finished on a few select stores as early as August 2015 with the full project being completed in January of 2016.

Recently Las Vegas was named No. 1 trade show destination in the United States for the 20th year in a row, with this city hosting 53 out of 250 of the largest trade shows last year.

Dec 12 14

Elton John: The Million Dollar Piano 3 Year Residency

by Connie Shearer

“The Bitch Is Back” is the tune Elton John has decided to kick off his show over at Caesar’s Palace in beautiful Las Vegas, NV for his third three year residency as a Caesars headliner with. Now that may or may not be a Freudian slip you know, it is Sir John, and well if anyone is able to get away with it. It will be him. The singer, songwriter and musician goes on to play crowd pleaser “Bennie and the Jets” and then what Elton refers to as one of his favorites, “Rocket Man”. Show times will be on select dates through April 14, 2015 the show is 90 minutes long and there is no age restrictions.

Elton John Vegas ResidencyWhen the focal point is not on Elton it is on his other half, the piano of course, and Elton even introduces this amazing engineering marvel as the other star of his show. Get all your Elton John tickets at VegasTickets.com. This show is a must see for all Elton John fans! As for the marvel that Elton is playing on it took Elton and Yamaha, nearly four years to finish this creation. It weighs 3,200 lbs., features more than 68 LED video screens on its side to help create the perfect visual video accompaniments to Elton’s greatest hits. The screens play images that complement the music that Elton is playing live and sometimes mirroring what is on the mammoth screen behind the Colosseum stage. The piano is one of five all over the world that belong to Elton that each have a different name. This one was blessed with the beautiful name of Blossom after jazz singer and pianist Blossom Dearie.   As for the amazing set Elton has designer Mark Fisher, best known for his work on Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” who spared no brain power on this visually stunning set. From the large golden scrolls decorated with piano keys on either side of the stage, to the huge golden dog standing guard on one side and then you have the Roman-inspired columns, with rocket ships flying through the air. It is a whole orchestra of activity that is neither too much nor enough somehow. But that is the allure of being an entertainer the caliber of Elton John. Life is always going to be going from too much to never enough in the blink of an eye.

Las Vegas is so honored and so very excited to welcome Elton John back to call her home once again!

Dec 10 14

New Year’s Eve Fireworks at the Cosmopolitan!

by Katie Miller

Looking for a fun and laid back experience on New Year’s Eve that won’t break the bank? Grab the whole family and head on over to the Cosmopolitan’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration at The Ice Rink! This unique experience is sure to create the most awe-inspiring reactions to even the most experienced firework connoisseur; the perfectly timed event features spectacular views of the midnight fireworks overlooking the Las Vegas Strip. Although, that’s Las Vegas Fireworks New Yearsnot all that is scheduled to be featured; along with a remarkable midnight fireworks show, upbeat dance music by DJ Atom E., a champagne bar as well as a full bar for cocktails, and seasonal foods will also be offered, a la carte. Furthermore, your New Year’s Eve Fireworks ticket also includes complimentary skating admission and skate rental. Last year’s event was equally as exciting, one fan from last year’s affair raved, “This was a spectacular fireworks display; not too long, not too short, and definitely a lot of oooos and ahhhhs from spectators. My husband and I took our 12 and 14 year olds and we ice skated, enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, listed to fun music and watched the performance; definitely a night to remember!”   There are early bird tickets available now so be sure to pick yours up as soon as possible for one New Year’s Eve night to remember!

 

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration

Dec 31 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM

The Ice Rink at the Cosmopolitan

Dec 8 14

World Championship Boxing with Bradley vs Chaves

by Katie Miller

Join the former two-division world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. as he returns to the ring where he will encounter his opponent, the one-time interim welterweight world champion Diego “La Joya” Chaves for a 12-round welterweight battle on Saturday, December 13 in The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. This adrenaline-charged fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Bradley vs Chavez VegasThe opening of the telecast will feature the World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera as he defends his title against his undefeated contender Jose Benavidez, Jr. The four warriors claim a combined record of 96-7 (53 KOs), which is a winning ratio of 93% with over half of those victories coming by way of knockout. Your Bradley vs Chaves tickets will surely be an incredible and exhilarating experience to remember.

Timothy Bradley Jr. is a former WBO welterweight champion as well as a former WBO and two-time WBC junior welterweight champion. He is currently trained by former title contender Joel Díaz and has earned remarkable wins over top contenders such as Juan Manuel Márquez, Devon Alexander, and Manny Pacquiao. Furthermore, the distinguished fighter is currently Ring Magazine’s number 5 Best Pound for Pound boxer in the world. His challenger Diego Gabriel Chaves is a professional Argentinian boxer and a former WBA welterweight interim champion. This is one fight that you won’t want to miss; get your tickets now!

 

Bradley vs Chaves

Saturday Dec 13 3:00 PM

The Chelsea

Dec 4 14

Comic Con comes to Las Vegas for a 3-Day weekend in 2015

by Josh Moore

Comic Con fans get your Iphone calendars out to input the date for next year’s Las Vegas Comic Con. Happening over a 3-day weekend in late April the dates of the 24-25-26 of 2015 are set aside and this year’s theme is Wizard World. Show hours will be start Friday the 24 at 3pm and go until 8pm, Saturday hours will be 10am – 7pm and Sunday the 26 marks the final day and the doors are open from 11am – 5p. All celebrity guests and comic artists will appear Friday through Sunday for autographs, photo ops and general questions.

Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con Las VegasThis year’s Comic Con is featuring names like Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy, “Harry Potter”, and Norman Reedus from the “Walking Dead”, Michael Rooker from “Guardians Of The Galaxy & “The Walking Dead, Emily Kinney also from the “Walking Dead”, Elvira is making an appearance and even the Hulk, Lou Ferrigno is making an appearance. So be sure and not make him angry. Get your Wizard World Comic Con tickets at vegastickets.com. There are to many great names coming to this year’s event to list. It doesn’t matter if this is your 1st Comic Con or your bazillionth you are going to have the time of your life meeting these iconic TV stars.

Location of the event will be at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Rd. The Convention Center charges $10 for parking (including in/out privileges) for event parking. If you’re flying in make all of your reservations through McCarran International Airport so you can join thousands of fellow fans as they descend on Las Vegas Convention Center for a grand celebration of the best in pop culture. Everything from movies, comics, toys, gaming systems, TV, graphic novels, horror all the way to wrestling and MMA information. Original art, collectibles, and anime you name it they will have it available for you to enjoy over that weekend.

Nov 28 14

Rock in Rio USA Comes to Las Vegas for 2 Weekends

by Katie Miller

Finally! Rock in Rio is coming to the United States…but not just any American city, Las Vegas is the lucky city to host! They have already expanded from Rio de Janerio, Brazil to Spain and Portugal but now they are headed to the states. Be sure to get your first annual Rock in Rio USA tickets today; the event is sure to be a huge success as the coordinators are determined to prove their already sterling reputation for the most unforgettable experience of a Rock in Rio USA Vegas 2015lifetime! The headliners that are set to perform at next year’s event are No Doubt on May 8th, Metallica, Deftones, Linkin Park, and Rise Against on May 9th, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran on May 15th, and Bruno Mars, Joss Stone, and John Legend on May 16th. But that’s not all! There are more acts set to be announced soon. Be sure to get your Rock in Rio tickets in Las Vegas as soon as possible because the 600,000 tickets from last year sold out in just four hours!

They are expecting more than 300,000 people at this year’s Las Vegas event; so, where would they even be able to house that many people, you ask? MGM Resorts Company and show producer Cirque du Soleil has announced their plans to build a 33-acre open-air music venue between the Circus Circus resort and Sahara Avenue called the “City of Rock”! That alone seem like reason enough to grab your tickets. Don’t miss this one in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of the inaugural Rock in Rio festival in Las Vegas!

 

Rock in Rio USA

May 8-9 and May 15-16

Between Circus Circus Resort and Sahara Avenue

Nov 26 14

Billy Idol is Coming to Las Vegas February 21, 2015

by Katie Miller

More energetic than ever before, the English rock musician, songwriter and actor is back in Las Vegas and ready to party it up with all of his fans, young and old! Kings & Queens of the Underground has JUST been released, which is his first new album in over a decade. But don’t think he is selling out just because he’s releasing an album in a new era; this new mix up will be instantly familiar to lovers of classic Billy Idol, while appealing to the new generation as well. Billy Idol Vegas 2015Of course, no album of his would be complete without the thumping, cinematic songs about sin, redemption and the love of rock n’ roll! And not without saying, this album includes incredible contributions from Idol’s longtime collaborator and lead guitarist Steve Stevens! Don’t wait; scooping up Billy Idol tickets in Las Vegas is your chance to witness your favorite British musician’s comeback.

Craving some of his old stuff from his concerts? You won’t be disappointed as he won’t forget his roots in the songs that made him famous. Dying to hear his new beats? The world renowned artist is sure to play hits from his current album as well. Perhaps he will entertain the crowd with fan favorites that made him the icon he is today, such as, “Dancing With Myself”, “White Wedding”, “Rebel Yell”, “Eyes Without a Face”, “Mony Mony” , “Flesh For Fantasy,” and/or “Cradle Of Love”. Idol has sold 40 million albums while earning several platinum albums worldwide, nine top forty singles in the United States, and 10 in the U.K. First achieving fame in the punk rock era as a member of the band Generation X, Idol was inspired by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, which could be a big reason why he is still so popular today. Don’t miss this unique experience as the one and only Billy Idol celebrates his debut album, Kings & Queens of the Underground!

 

Billy Idol

Saturday Feb 21 8:00 PM

The Chelsea

All Ages Show

Nov 24 14

Eric Church is in Las Vegas January 16 & 17 with Halestorm

by Josh Moore

Grab your cowboy hats and boots because this country star is headin’ over to the Cosmopolitan for two full nights! Scooping up Eric Church tickets is your chance to see the country superstar perform all your favorites live! His current album, The Outsiders, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and the Billboard Country Albums Chart with his hit “Give Me Back My Hometown” and his new single “Talladega.” However, this hasn’t Eric Church Vegasbeen his only accomplishment. His former album, the Platinum-certified Chief was the 2012 Album of the Year by both CMA and ACM, in addition to the honor of being Grammy-nominated for Best Country Album! This mix up features five Top 20 singles including the certified Platinum “Homeboy”, the certified Gold and Top 10 hit, “Like Jesus Does”, the certified gold and Top 5 hit, “Creepin’”, the certified Platinum song, “Drink in My Hand” and the certified Double Platinum “Springsteen”. But that’s not the end of his success story; his 2006 debut album, Sinners Like Me and his 2009 album Carolina both were named RIAA Gold-certified. Sinners Like Me produced three Top 20 singles: “How ‘Bout You,” “Two Pink Lines,” and “Guys Like Me”, but Carolina had three hit singles, two of which were certified gold: the Top 10 “Hell on the Heart”, the Top 20 hit and certified gold “Smoke A Little Smoke” and Top 10 smash and certified gold “Love Your Love The Most”. There is no way this show will be anything less than spectacular! Be sure to reserve your dual Eric Church tickets in Las Vegas now!

 

Eric Church

The Mophie Stage at The Chelsea

January 16th and 17th

Doors: 7:00 PM

Nov 22 14

Bill Cosby Cancels Las Vegas shows

by Connie Shearer

Officials at Treasure Island Hotel and Casino said the Bill Cosby show was cancelled by “mutual agreement” and they are offering full ticket refunds to everyone who previously purchased tickets. Las Vegas is now on the list of growing cancellations Bill Cosby’s camp has been handing out amid sexual assault allegations by multiple women. NBC had a comedy series in development and pulled it. Meanwhile his tour in the Bahamas is having great success.

NBC to be fair is not the only name to be having second-thoughts about pairing up with Cosby at the moment. Netflix is said to have shelved the comedy series it had slated to release next week that was Cosby’s. TV Land is going so far as to pull reruns of the old Cosby Show from its airwaves.

When the dust settles in Hollywood and you and your crew are searching for the newest Bill Cosby tickets. Make sure to come to vegastickets.com for all your comedy show needs.

Cosby has been understandably quite during this troubling time in his personal life. His Beverly Hills attorney Marty Singer was quoted in Deadline as passionately defending his client and blasting main stream media for its handling of the scandal calling the accusations “absurd”.

TMZ said they contacted various venues where Cosby is set to perform in January and each of them have said it would be inappropriate to cancel those shows on allegations alone when no formal charges have been filed. However, this Las Vegas cancellation along with two shows in Arizona and a show in Illinois next year, show these allegations are damaging to Cosby’s public image and are threatening his continued success in show business.