Wynn made official Jan. 30 what seemed to be just a matter of course after his Jan. 7 gig, confirming that Tiësto will play exclusively at XS, Surrender and Encore Beach Club in 2012. His first official date will be Feb. 4. … Speaking of Feb. 4, that’s the last night Studio 54 will be in operation, and the final-bash guest star will be Grammy-host-to-be LL Cool J. … For its second classic hip-hop performance, downtown nostalgia engine Insert Coin(s) brought in Talib Kweli on Jan. 26. Previously, De La Soul did a gig there Jan. 11. Maybe LL will stop by to do “Radio” and bring this thing full circle.
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.