About Las Vegas
Las Vegas calls itself The Entertainment Capital of the World, and it’s hard to argue with that assessment. There are countless things to do in Vegas on any given night, and that means it has one of the busiest and deepest music scenes of any city in the US.
Many major artists book residencies in Las Vegas. In recent years, Britney Spears has been one of Vegas’s most popular residency shows. She has performed her “Piece of Me” show in Vegas since December 2013, and the show has generated over $100 million in ticket sales. Britney’s Vegas residency will end at the end of 2017, but there are many other artists with residency shows in Vegas. Celine Dion, for example, has been one of the most popular acts in Vegas since she began her residency in 2011. Celine performs at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace approximately 70 times per year, and her residency will continue through 2019. Other artists with recent residencies in Las Vegas include Elton John, The Who, Mariah Carey, Backstreet Boys, Santana, Jennifer Lopez, and Journey.
Naturally, artists on tour also make stops in Las Vegas, and the recently-built T-Mobile Arena is now one of Vegas’s top venues for concerts in addition to NHL Hockey, MMA, and Boxing. Depending on the stage configuration, it can fit up to 20,000 people at concerts. After the Killers performed the first concert at T-Mobile Arena in 2016, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Guns N’ Roses, George Strait, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, Drake, The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, and many more artists have performed there.
Vegas is also home to a House of Blues franchise (where Billy Idol recently completed a two year residency). Britney Spears’ residency shows took place at Planet Hollywood, which has also recently hosted shows from the Backstreet Boys and Ringo Starr.
What’s the best place to see a concert in Las Vegas?
You should base your choice of venue on what artist you want to see. Many artists sign on to do residency shows in Las Vegas, which means that they’re only going to perform at one venue. Celine Dion, for example, performs her residency show at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Place, so if you want to see her perform, that’s where you’ll have to go.
What artists are playing in Las Vegas this weekend?
Scroll up to the “Events this Weekend” section to see what concerts are happening in Vegas this weekend.
It’s even more important to arrive early to the show in Vegas than it is in most cities: some venues stop seating before the show begins. Try to arrive at least an hour early. Most hotels will have their own parking structures, but give yourself some extra time whether you’re driving or walking.
How much will I pay to see a concert in Las Vegas?
Las Vegas is one of the top concert destinations in the country, with a wide variety of venues and performances. Fans of all types are able to find a price point they’re comfortable with. For a look at ticket prices for upcoming concerts, scroll to the top of the page and see events today, this weekend, and this week.
What show should I see while I’m in Las Vegas?
You’ll have tons of options no matter when you’re in Vegas. Explore the listings above to see what concerts are playing in Vegas tonight, this weekend, and further in the future.