The Nashville trio defied country stereotypes with a rockin’ concert. The best moment happened midway through the show, when a piano was brought onstage and openers Randy Montana and Josh Kelley joined Lady Antebellum as they sang “American Honey,” transitioning into various songs before ending with the Doobie Brothers’ “Black Water.” Lady Antebellum even sang Aerosmith’s “Sweet Emotion”—not a bad dose of classic rock for a band whose oldest member is 30. Nonetheless, after they left the stage, I was disappointed that they didn’t play my favorite tune, “Need You Now.” But Lady A owned the night by singing it as their encore. And I left completely satisfied.
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.