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.
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.