Best Venue Trend

From Mandalay Bay Beach to “Soundwaves” at Hard Rock’s Paradise Beach to the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Social Club, poolside concerts are the coolest idea to hit Las Vegas’ chlorine ponds since the whole topless trend. Whether we’re talking Bloc Party & Santigold (Boulevard, Aug. 11), Marcus Schossow (Paradise, Aug. 18) or Ziggy Marley (Mandalay Bay, Aug. 31), the poolside musical offerings are way cooler than in years past.