Gregg Allman and his band turned the clock back 40 years with a blend of Southern rock and blues revival. Looking comfortable as ever seated at his Hammond organ, Allman kicked off the show with his solo hit “I’m No Angel”—a pleasant surprise that set the tone. A rendition of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Statesboro Blues” brought the crowd to their feet. Then he hopped up and strapped on a guitar to jam “I Can’t Be Satisfied” off his acclaimed album Low Country Blues. A supremely talented band, including Jay Collins on horns and Scott Sharrard on lead guitar, eloquently tore through Allman Brothers Band classics “Midnight Rider,” “Whipping Post” and “One Way Out.” Midway through the show, Allman hollered, “Y’all can make as much noise as you want. It’s always a pleasure to play in front of those who enjoy this.” The true pleasure was in seeing a living legend still bringing it at 65 years young. ★★★★☆
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.