Where does an 800-pound gorilla sit? Wherever she wants. And if that gorilla wants to frolic poolside to the live sounds of a top DJ, surrounded by swaying palms and thousands of her sexiest, scantily clad new best friends, she’s heading to Encore Beach Club. Today’s spendy partiers have arrived at a point where they want it all: surf, sand (well, land) and sound. EBC has their number, offering a towering multi-tiered, European-style cabana setup in bright orange and white, with doors that overlook the Strip, all the latest amenities (can you say private dipping pools?) as well as a complete transformation to Surrender nightclub when the sun goes down. The list of resident DJs reads like DJ Mag’s Top 100, not to mention the conveyer belt that drops off fresh touring acts and turntablists all season. And with Vegas’ summer lasting nearly eight months, that’s a long season.
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.