Showing the kind of cutting-edge thinking that got them to where they are today, the powers that be of the music industry decided that what the world really needed was a showcase for the top-selling artists in their stables. Thus, the I Heart Radio music festival, Sept. 23-24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. That meant a crush of celebs around town that weekend, including Jennifer Lopez at Pure; Lady Gaga fleeing the Cosmo for the Palms when her room didn’t come with a private pool; Nikki Minaj wearing her Barbie-pink chicken-wing necklace onstage; and Tao going full-tilt for its thousandth night with Jay-Z and Dr. Dre and the presentation to Hov of a 15-liter bottle of Ace of Spades valued at $100,000.
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.