Welcome to the Westgate’s Players Club

The Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino has a long, storied history of live entertainment. Elvis Presley sold out a reported 837 performances in its showroom in the property’s first iteration as the International. Through more name changes than a remarried Real Housewife (the Las Vegas Hilton, then the highly imaginative LVH), the property has continually hosted an eclectic talent lineup, one that continues as the Westgate Cabaret welcomes the fierce funk of Cameo (you know you love “Word Up”) on Oct. 1. In honor of the occasion, we dug up a few more headliners who’ve graced the Westgate’s stages.

Barbra Streisand
July 2-30, 1969 (Main Showroom)
It was Babs who inaugurated the showroom, with Miss Peggy Lee in the lounge on opening night.

1972-1982 (Main Showroom)
The Glitter Man earned $300,000 per week during his residency. Take that, Calvin Harris.

Let’s Make a Deal
1976-1977 (Hilton Theater)
One season of the game show bargaining bonanza was filmed here.

Starlight Express
1993-1997 (Main Showroom)
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical production required concrete ramps to be built in the showroom so that the actors, who portrayed trains, could skate around.

Barry Manilow
2005-2009 (Main Showroom)
Fanilows came from far and wide to see the object of their obsession perform more than 300 shows during his first Las Vegas residency.

Reba McEntire
May-July 2006 (Main Showroom)
Before there was Reba, Brooks & Dunn, there was Reba: Key to the Heart, with 100% less Brooks & Dunn.

Ethan Bortnick
July 22-23, 2011 (Hilton Theater)
Touted as the youngest Las Vegas headliner, the then-10-year-old pianist reportedly sang the whole lotta women lyric in “Viva Las Vegas” as whole lotta awesome people. Because age-appropriateness.


7 p.m. Weds.-Sat. starting Oct. 7 in the Westgate Cabaret, $79 and up, WestgateVegas.com.



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