When they heard that the world’s most famous DJ was signed to a residency in Las Vegas, trance and house-lovers might have teared up just a little. Vegas is flooded with monthly nightclub residencies, but Tiësto at The Joint was different. Instead of being held in a fancy schmancy billion-dollar club where half of the guests are tourists who have no clue what EDM means (electronic dance music!), it was a ticketed event at a real concert venue. Bottle service and skyboxes were available but were also unnecessary for the “best time ever,” thanks to a spacious dance floor. Since its Jan. 1 debut, each show neared the point of sellout and proved that nightclubs aren’t the only fit for an unforgettable experience. Hopefully more venues will follow this model—clear the floor and turn up the volume!
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.