The country music star has an eye for supporting talent—he invited Taylor Swift on the road back in 2007. On this tour, he’s traveling with emerging country rockers Chris Young and Lee Brice. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31, Mandalay Bay Events Center, $45-85, MandalayBay.com.
iHeartRadio Music Festival Village
Tickets to the main festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena are already sold out, but this outdoor addition still promises a sugary showcase of pop. Performers include the recently crunkified Miley Cyrus, the Wanted and Jason Derulo, plus a guest appearance by Las Vegas’ own Ne-Yo. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 21, 3901 Las Vegas Blvd. South, $30, Festival.IHeart.com.
Panic! At the Disco
The band has celebrated their Las Vegas roots since their 2005 debut, but now they’re more proud than ever, throwing a release party for Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, their upcoming LP named for a line in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. 9 p.m. Oct. 11, Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan, $27, CosmopolitanLasVegas.com.
Expect all the same high-kicking, liquor swilling and Russian-language cursing that define their boisterous shows, now with tracks off their latest album Pura Vida Conspiracy. 9 p.m. Oct. 12, Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan, $25.
A classic string quartet with pop-music street cred, the Kronos crew recently backed indie-rockers The National and Paul McCartney at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco. You will be moved by their original arrangements. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, The Smith Center, $26-125, TheSmithCenter.com.
Nine Inch Nails
Finally together after a four-year hiatus, Trent Reznor and Co. is back to packing arenas on tour. Luckily for Las Vegas, they’re playing two nights in a relatively intimate venue. Nov. 15-16, The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel, $71-81, HardRockHotel.com.
A Drake concert: Perhaps the last acceptable setting to cry “YOLO” for any reason. Don’t miss your chance to rhyme along to “The Motto” or shed a tear on the rapper’s more sensitive numbers. To compliment his two sides, Drizzy’s bringing along Miguel and Future. 8 p.m. Nov. 22, MGM Grand Garden Arena, $60-$110, MGMGrand.com.