Jul 24 14

The 2014 Wine Amplified Festival Has Stepped it Up!

by Katie Miller

Don’t miss one of the most highly anticipated events of the year: The 2014 Wine Amplified Festival hosted by Rock ‘n Roll Wine and MGM Resorts International!

For the ninth year in a row, rock out to some of the biggest bands in the word while tasting and even creating your own wine, beer and mixed drinks!  The expanded lineup includes headlining bands Train and Blink 182 as well as Violent Wine Amplified Festival Vegas 2014Femmes, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Better Than Ezra, Magic!, of Verona, The Mowgli’s, and Mystic Roots Band.  In addition to a live concert, this event features over 150 wines from 60+ wineries, craft beer garden, barrel tasting and blending cave, a hidden speakeasy, grape stomping, libation lounge, a wide-variety of food truck options and much more.

Due to the expanded popularity of this event, the location has been moved to the MGM Festival lot; make sure to reserve your wristband today and see what all the excitement is about!


The 2014 Wine Amplified Festival

“The Lot” 3901 Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
October 10th-11th
21+ Event

Jul 23 14

The Bunkhouse Saloon Has Announced Their First Show!

by Katie Miller

The Bunkhouse is back!!  Don’t miss their re-opening night on August 25th with the guitar-heavy indie rockers Built to Spill!

After closing last summer for renovations, the venue has announced their first few shows.  On September 15 the iconic and one of a kind 90’s band The Breeders will be performing and perhaps they will play their hit song Cannonball!  Next Bunkhouse Saloon Vegas reopeningon the roster is R&B-influenced singer Allen Stone on September 27, followed by former Husker Du/Sugar front man Bob Mould on September 30, and electro hip-hop DJ-producer RJD2 on November 21.

The western style neighborhood dive bar originally opened in 1953 and grew to become a great place for emerging indie rock bands and smaller touring national acts to get noticed.  Since the overhaul, the saloon now has a brand new ceiling and exterior wall, as well as an extended the length of the building accommodating a new kitchen, new stage and a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound System!

Be sure to catch your favorite bands as they perform in the revamped venue you have grown to know and love!


The Bunkhouse Saloon

124 S. 11th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Reopening Aug. 25, 2014
Open Sunday – Thursday from 5 p.m. – midnight and Friday – Saturday from 5 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Jul 22 14

28th Annual AFAN Black & White Party

by Connie Shearer

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel will again play host to the Black & White Party a major social event to benefit AFAN (Aid for Aids of Nevada) which was founded in 1984.  Over the years AFAN has created many different programs to benefit adults and children affected with or by HIV/AIDS. Including but not limited to, groups for support, food vouchers, utility/rent asst., bus passes for medical care. Hence, providing a way for people who have to live with HIV to connect and have a sense of support, love, respect and way to help many reclaim their sense of self-esteem and self-worth.

black-and-whiteTickets are now on sale at afanlv.org.  The event date is August 23 9pm-1am. $40.00 for general admission, $125.00 for VIP with early entry at 8pm. Black and White attire is required.

What many do not know is that the Black and White party started out as a backyard gathering in 1986, to collect can goods for people affected by HIV, has now grown into one of Las Vegas’ most anticipated social events of the year with over 3,500 in attendance last year raising more than $130,000.  It is one of the most lavish celebrations with exciting entertainment, gourmet foods and beverage. Some of the most eye-catching fashion and costumes you will ever see.

Penn & Teller, Walgreens, Jetflix, CBS Radio, Wendoe Media, Findley Cadillac & Findley Honda Henderson are the presenting sponsors again this year.  Entertainment, Food & Beverage sponsors and a roster of official weekend events as well as the Right to Wear Red nominees will be posted at a later date.

Guests must be 21 years of age to attend for more info visit: Afanlv.org

Jul 21 14

The 5th Annual DJ Conference Will be Held in Vegas this Year!

by Katie Miller

The American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA) has announced their annual educational conference will be located in Las Vegas.  This is the ultimate gathering for digital DJs using computers or digital media players as playback devices and brings the best of the digital DJ experts to Las Vegas.

5 DJ Conference Vegas 2014The exhibit hall will feature more than seventy companies showcasing the latest gear and newest advancements the DJ industry is currently offering.  The conference will run 3 simultaneous sessions at a time including over thirty five seminars and two dozen advanced workshops covering all topics from performance, business, multi system operations, technology and turntablism.

Like the exhibit hall, with a conference pass, the networking events such as the sponsored pool party and the nights out at the Marquee and LAVO are free to attend.  The American DJ Family of companies will be hosting “Cool by the Pool”, a pool party and reception on the 3rd floor pool deck of the LVH at 5pm on Tuesday, September 9th. The pool will be warm and there will be free drink tickets on a first come first served basis for the first 250 pass holders.  Later that night, Marquee at the Cosmopolitian is holding a special where pass holders not only get in free but go through the VIP entrance and get an open bar from 10-11pm!  The next night you will be able to dine on affordably priced fine Italian food and have VIP all access to the Boutique LAVO Nightclub with no cover and an open bar for the first hour from 11pm.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to learn more about the DJ industry while having a blast living the VIP life in Las Vegas! This is a Vegas Event you don’t want to miss.

The Las Vegas DJ Show at the Convention Center
2014 The Las Vegas DJ Show
September 7-10, beginning at 4:00pm

Jul 18 14

Kiss Announces Vegas Residency

by Katie Miller

After much speculation, Kiss has announced their plans for a 9 date residency at the Hard Rock Hotel from November 5th-23rd. Currently on tour with Def Leppard, the American rock band promises a phenomenal show, “whatever you’re used to with Kiss, this will pump it up that much more,” guitarist Paul Stanley told USA Today, “If Kiss is on steroids, this is a double dose.”

Kiss Residency Vegas 2014Known for their elaborate face paint and flashy stage outfits, the group became popular in the mid to late 1970s; their extravagant live performances included fire breathing, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, blood spitting, levitating drum kits, and pyrotechnics. Kiss has been awarded 28 gold albums and is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time as their worldwide sales exceed 100 million records.

In Vegas, their residency stint will completely take over the Hard Rock Hotel for the month of November, “from the performances onstage to wrapping the hotel with Kiss stuff to having team members wearing Kiss shirts,” according to their vice president Chas Smith. The venue had been trying to book the rock band for over a year, which is good news for fans as this will be one legendary show not to miss!

VegasTickets has KISS Vegas Concert Tickets for the following dates (all at The Joint at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. beginning at 8pm):

Wednesday, Nov. 5
Friday, Nov. 7
Saturday, Nov. 8
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Friday, Nov. 14
Saturday, Nov. 15
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Saturday, Nov. 22
Sunday, Nov. 23

Jul 17 14

Shania Twain Is Back In Las Vegas!

by Katie Miller

Shania Twain is back to finish her Still The One residency which ends on July 26! The superstar just arrived back from her home country in Canada where she made headlines selling out back to back shows at Scotiabank Saddledome; a first for the 19,289 seat venue. High from her success of these epic performances, these upcoming shows are not to be missed!

Shania Twain Vegas 2014Having sold more than 85 million albums, this country sweetheart is currently the only female artist to have 3 consecutive albums certified Diamond by the RIAA and in addition to holding the title for best-selling album by a female artist; Come On Over is also the top-selling country album of all time with a record of 40 million albums sold.

Her Vegas shows feature live horses, a Western saloon number, and a flying motorcycle! “I get this incredible view of the audience when I’m coming in,” Twain has said of her grand entry, the 40-foot descent on the motorcycle. “I always feel really wonderful inside. I always smile inside and out. It just feels really good.”

Be sure not to miss her final shows as she is sure to go out with a bang! Check out our large inventory of Shania Twain Tickets for the following dates:

Friday 18 July 2014
Saturday 19 July 2014
Tuesday 22 July 2014
Wednesday 23 July 2014
Friday 25 July 2014
Saturday 26 July 2014

Jul 16 14

Chef Kerry Simon Honored with Hard Rock Memorabilia Case

by Katie Miller

Named the “Rock N’ Roll Chef” by Rolling Stone magazine, Kerry Simon will be honored with a Hard Rock Memorabilia Case tomorrow at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  “This place has always honored rock stars and we think of Kerry as a rock star,” said Don Marrandino, a top executive with Hard Rock parent company Warner Gaming, who will also be present for the unveiling.

Chef Kerry Simon Vegas 2014After graduating from culinary school in New York, Simon began working with legends such as Jean-George Vongerichten and was soon after recognized by business woman, Ivanka Trump.  He subsequently opened several restaurants around the world until he landed in Las Vegas and was recruited by the Hard Rock owners and in 2002, Simon partnered with restaurateur Elizabeth Blau to open Simon Kitchen & Bar, which was selected as one of “America’s Best New Restaurants” by Esquire Magazine in 2003.  If those weren’t enough credentials, the chef was also a two-time competitor and judge on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America”.  Sadly, last December, the 59-year-old went public with the news that he has an aggressive form of Parkinson’s Disease.

The event will be a celebration of Chef Simon’s career and contribution to the culinary world.  His memorabilia display will feature a bust, a chef coat from his Hard Rock restaurant, autographed guitars and knives, and pictures with his celebrity friends such as Bill Murray.  Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this unforgettable event! You can check out the calendar of events in Las Vegas and all the headliners at VegasTickets.


Thursday, July 17th at 6 p.m. Memorabilia unveiling, next to Casino Tower elevators and Culinary Dropout

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Jul 14 14

Mayweather vs Maidana Rematch Set for September 13

by Josh Moore

It’s going to be one of the breathtaking sports of its kind in the recent times. The legendary Floyd Mayweather has never suffered any defeat in his boxing career dating back to ten years or so, with his many professional bouts which has been a celebration on his side and fans. Over the years he has won 46 times in the 46 fights so far, his style of slow but steady pound punch is yet to be tested on the 13, September, his main rival being once champion in the welterweight category WBA, Macos Maidana will have to prove pundits wrong that Floyd can never win forever.

Mayweather Maidana tickets vegas 2014Macos Maidana style of quick succession of punches which in many instances knocked out his opponents is yet to be seen, if the recent press conferences by both the rival fighters is anything to go by, then it’s going to be one of the greatest boxing bouts ever watched lately, both parties talked with utmost confidence in their press conferences, Mayweather declaration that he will give Maidana a rematch come 13th, September, 2014, Maidana too declared that this time round the “pound-for-pound king” will have to go down to make a history.

As the two professional division five boxers are gearing to face each at the arena, the whole boxing fraternity are holding their breaths and crossing their fingers, Mayweather wants to strive to remove the perception of the 3rd, May, 2014 where he won with a very slim majority of 117-111, 116-112 and 114-114 which was just like a tie by the two boxing champions, this is going to be a very tough fight especially for Mayweather who has been getting all the glory.

If you’re looking to watch this fight live in Las Vegas, VegasTickets has great seats available at great pricing. Click Here to view tickets available for this event. Also, we carry an extensive inventory of UFC Tickets as well to all fights in Las Vegas. Be sure to check out deals on those tickets as well.

The Argentine Maidana proved his Worth and boxing prowess when he almost went draw with the unbeatable Mayweather, the whole world will assemble both at the coveted venue and online to watch this spectacular bout, the Mayweather-Maidana rematch set for September 13, are you going to be there!, With both parties in top state of preparation as never, fans will be treated to one such quality match perhaps the only one of its kind, may be the tickets are sold out before you know it, but it’s going to be an event which any boxing fan and enthusiast must watch.

Jul 9 14

Lady Gaga is in Las Vegas Twice this Summer

by Josh Moore

Lady Gaga is at the MGM Grand July 19 and August 1! This is making people happy all over the world. It is expected to be a packed house and Lady Gaga is going to perform all of her hit songs; she will even perform songs that people have not even heard of yet! Lady Gaga is expected to give a performance at this concert like no other performance she has ever given. This is why you should order your Lady Gaga Las Vegas Tickets now before the event is sold out.

Lady Gaga Vegas 2014More amazing news, Lady Gaga knows many stars in this particular area so you never know what star will take the stage with her. All fans in attendance will have a chance to get a picture with Lady Gaga and her autograph, too. This is one of the only times where people will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite star.

There will also be fun and games for the entire family. Some amazing upcoming performers are expected to open for Lady Gaga and there will even be comedians present. This package deal is worth every single penny. You could not a concert deal like this anywhere in the world.

Another great thing, all of Lady Gaga’s merchandise will be sold at a very low price. This includes old and new music, clothing, posters and more. Not to mention, there are many free things Lady Gaga is going to give away, too. There will even be contests for some cool prizes that could not be found anywhere else.

People cannot wait for this Las Vegas Concert to begin! When this part starts it will not stop until the last second of the show. People are doing whatever they have to just to make it to this show. It is going to be the biggest concert of the entire summer and the concert that will be most memorable in the year 2014!

Jul 1 14

The Thomas and Mack Center’s $47 Million Renovation

by Josh Moore

The $47 million renovation job at the Thomas & Mack Center is going to cost the National Finals Rodeo a heavy amount, especially when the loss of seats will translate into a heavy loss in revenues. The 10 day rodeo event, which has been a major event for the past 31 years, is going to scrap 200 seats in order to comply with the rules and regulations of the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act Standards. The purpose of the reconstruction is to ensure that the arena has sufficient space for the disabled as well. Although this conflicts with seating for the NFR event that takes place each year, there will still be many Las Vegas Events that will gain from this renovation.

How would the reconstruction spell out for the Arena?

The rehab work, which is scheduled to kick off in Oct 2014, is going to see a drastic rearrangement of the seats and the arena’s layout. The seat removal will give way to bathroom modernization, heat and air system overhauling as well as a new designing phase of the existing layout.

On one side, the removal of seats will give way to beautification of the arena, while on the other, the loss of 200 seats would mean a deduction in the revenues of the arena by close to $130,000. Currently, the seats are clocking at a going price of $55, $77 and $250. That’s going to be a hard hit for the authorities and the Las Vegas Economy, which derives a major chunk of its revenues from the rodeo activities during the off peak season.

Currently, the University of Los Angeles is spending around $22 to $25 million on mechanical upgrades, while the remaining amount will be distributed as per the needs of the hour. However, the main objective of the whole refurbishing is to bring up the number of seats for the disabled from a mere 26 to 101.

Adding to the changes, Mike Newcomb, the executive director at the arena, also mentioned that the arena’s 150 point of sale counters would also be spruced up, and they will further be re-branded with newer signs and better equipment. The new air conditioning systems and heating arrangements should also subsequently decrease the energy bills, thereby, helping the concourse add value to the whole layout. Be sure to check out the Las Vegas Events Calendar to find upcoming shows and concerts held here at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.