Hope you stocked up on Red Bull! In true Las Vegas Memorial Day weekend fashion, there are more daytime and nighttime parties than you can shake a glow stick at. Here are the hippest happenings guaranteed to have a line wrapped around the building beginning on May 24:
• The Light Group is looking lovely thanks to a variety of offerings. Highlights include an appearance by Kryoman at Haze on Thursday and Laidback Luke and Dave Audé on Friday. Fabolous stops by on Saturday, and Akon performs live on Sunday. Liquid pool welcomes JFK of MSTRKRFT on Saturday, plus another set from Dave Audé on Sunday. Nelly is the main attraction on Sunday over at 1 Oak. LightGroup.com.
• Always a staple on any Memorial Day weekend partier’s plate, Wet Republic welcomes the Martinez Brothers and Victor Calderon on Friday; Rony Seikaly, Boris and Rob Guson on Saturday; the launch of Sky Blu’s residency on Sunday, with Laidback Luke adding another Las Vegas gig to his schedule with DJ duty on Monday. WetRepublic.com.
• Marquee loads up on talent once again for its second Memorial Day weekend extravaganza with a plethora of parties. Kicking it off Friday, trance super-duo Cosmic Gate plays poolside, with Benny Benassi and Fedde Le Grand at night followed by a late-night set from Madeon. Saturday in the sun are Chuckie and Cedric Gervais, and then Above & Beyond plays the nightclub. Kaskade headlines the Dayclub Sunday, and wear your white at night as Armin van Buuren is back for the second annual White Party alongside Gareth Emery and Blake Jarrell. And if you get the day off Monday, ATB and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano are on Dayclub DJ duty; Nicky Romero and Vice hold it down at night. MarqueeLasVegas.com.
• The Palms’ all-access passes will let you bounce around the property’s venues to catch headliners that include Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Questlove and Jazzy Jeff, and even DJ sets from Roger Sanchez, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas and Mark Foster of Foster the People, plus Sex Panther and Disco Fries. Palms.com.
• Wynn does it again. Encore, too. Tryst starts of the holiday weekend early on Thursday night with Alesso, Afrojack on Friday, a special Saturday late-night set from Skrillex, and Lil Jon mixing it up on Sunday. XS’s lineup features even more of the biggest names in the game with Tiësto Friday night; Steve Angello, AN21 and Max Vangeli on Saturday; Deadmau5 in the house Sunday; and David Guetta and Avicii take it on home Monday. Whew! TrystLasVegas.com, XSLasVegas.com.