It’s the day after Thanksgiving. You find yourself with a bellyful of leftovers and a house full of visiting family members. You’re wondering how to entertain them (and yourself) without falling into a tourist trap or harshing your tryptophan mellow. Load up the fam and take them to the Silverton hotel-casino to enjoy the soothing guitar chords of singer/songwriter Jeff Brinkman. Think of him as a rootsy mix between Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Jim Croce and Ben Harper. The unassuming singer with a strong, slightly sandpapery voice looks like somebody from a more innocent city. Indeed, he left Iowa to “make it” in the bright lights of Boulder, Colo. It seems to be working; he even has a debut album out, To the Bones. Commence the family bonding.
A Peek at Life Is Beautiful 2017
Gorillaz are coming to Las Vegas for the first time ever. 2016’s Grammy winner for best new artist, Chance the Rapper, will return. English rockers Muse will bring their dizzying live show to the streets of Downtown. And that’s just the top of an eclectic bill that features more than 70 acts, along with comedy, interactive art installations, a group art exhibit featuring the work of Mark Ryden, Tara McPherson and Shepard Fairey and much more. Last year saw more than 137,000 attendees trod the festival footprint. Who’s ready for more?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.