December 3, 2023

Las Vegas News Briefs

April 2023 -Kelly Clarkson Announces Exclusive Las Vegas Engagement at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino


GRAMMY Award-winning global superstar Kelly Clarkson has announced that she will headline an exclusive Las Vegas engagement chemistry…an intimate night with Kelly Clarkson, opening Friday, July 28, 2023 at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Designed exclusively for the Bakkt Theater (formerly Zappos Theater) stage, Kelly and her longtime band will immerse fans in an intimate music experience that spans her two-decade long catalog of award-winning hits. Show dates include July 28, 29 and August 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 18 and 19, 2023. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, KF Publicity, [email protected]; Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, [email protected]; or Melissa Kates, representation for Kelly Clarkson, [email protected]

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TRANSFIX, the World’s Largest Touring Immersive Art Experience Announces Artist Lineup at Resorts World Las Vegas

TRANSFIX, the world’s largest touring immersive art experience, has announced its full artist lineup for its inaugural edition, launching April 2023 at Resorts World Las Vegas. TRANSFIX will present nearly 50 interactive, kinetic, illuminated, and AI fire-breathing artworks by international artists such as Pablo González Vargas, Christopher Bauder & KiNK , Marco Cochrane, FoldHaus Collective, Kate Raudenbush, Christopher Schardt, PLAYMODES, Olivier Ratsi, HOTTEA, Charlie Gadeken, Ouchhh, Iregular, LedPulse, NONOTAK, HYBYKOZO and many more. For more information, contact TRANSFIX, [email protected]

AREA15 Announces Its New Immersive Music and Events Venue, The WALL

AREA15, the immersive art, event and entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, announced The Wall, its new multi-purpose music and events venue, is now open. Located inside the district’s main building, The Wall will house variety of unique programming and events, including underground music performances, intimate theater productions, comedy shows, open mic events, karaoke and trivia nights. It will also be available for corporate gatherings and small social events. For more information, contact Desiree Vontur, The Vox Agency, [email protected]

Comedian Chris Tucker Announces Return to Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas with Two-Night Engagement in July

Award-winning actor and comedian, Chris Tucker, will return to the stage at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on July 14-15 for his latest headlining engagement. Launching into comedy stardom with his roles in Friday and as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour Blockbuster franchise, Chris Tucker has become a powerhouse as an award-winning actor, producer, comedian, philanthropist, and production company owner. For more information, contact Erica Benken, Giant Noise, [email protected]

Maroon 5 Celebrates Grand Opening of Exclusive Las Vegas Engagement at Park MGM

Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum band Maroon 5 debuted their new Las Vegas residency at Dolby Live at Park MGM in March with a pair of high-energy performances. M5LV The Residency show dates include: April 1, 5, 7, 8; July 28, 29; and August 2, 4, 5, 9, 11 and 12, 2023. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, KF Publicity, [email protected] or Scott Ghertner, MGM Resorts International, [email protected]

Dino Safari: A Walk Thru Adventure Roars onto the Las Vegas Strip in April

Imagine Exhibitions once again takes Vegas-goers back in time, now with a dinosaur-filled experience at the new Horseshoe Las Vegas where both locals and tourists alike can get up-close-and-personal with larger-than-life animatronic dinosaurs and the most fascinating, fan-favorite prehistoric inhabitants! Dino Safari: A Walk Thru Adventure opens April 10, 2023, at Horseshoe Las Vegas (formerly Bally’s Las Vegas) on its lower level next to The Cabinet of Curiosities. For more information, contact Aimee Stephens, A-Max Marketing + Media, [email protected].

Zouk Group Welcomes Alan Walker as Newest 2023 Resident Performer at Resorts World Las Vegas

Zouk Group and Resorts World Las Vegas welcome chart-topping DJ and Producer Alan Walker as the newest addition to the robust 2023 residency lineup. The Norwegian artist will return his hypnotic records to the Strip with performances scheduled for May 20 and Oct. 13 at Zouk Nightclub, and Aug. 26 at Ayu Dayclub. For more information, contact Allied Global Marketing, [email protected] or MER, [email protected]

Keith Urban Extends Las Vegas Residency at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino with New November Dates

Global music superstar Keith Urban has announced that his headlining Las Vegas residency at Bakkt Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has been extended through November. Additional performances include November 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 15, 17 and 18. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, KF Publicity, [email protected] or Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, [email protected].

Legendary Rockers TESLA Announce Additional Shows for Las Vegas Residency at House of Blues Las Vegas

Legendary rockers TESLA have added five additional shows to their highly-anticipated TESLA: The Las Vegas Residency at House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Upcoming show dates include Sept. 29, 30; Oct. 4, 6 and 7, 2023. For more information, contact Jeff Klein, Atomic City PR, [email protected].

GoCar Tours Announces Grand Opening of Las Vegas Location and Demos of Driverless All-Electric Tourism Vehicles

GoCar Tours, the inventors of GPS-guided driving tours, has announced the grand opening of its new Las Vegas location, GoCar Las Vegas. Riders in Las Vegas can choose from a variety of tours, including the bright lights and neon signs of the Las Vegas Strip as well as another side of Las Vegas only known to locals, from the trendy murals and eclectic restaurants of the Arts District to famous Vegas movie locations. In the coming months, GoCar plans to launch longer-distance tours of Red Rocks Canyon and the iconic Hoover Dam. For more information, contact Nathan Withrington, GoCar Tours Las Vegas, [email protected].

The Beverly Theater, Las Vegas’ Indie Film House, Now Open

Las Vegas’ only indie film house, storytelling headquarters, and intentional live music venue, The Beverly Theater, is officially open. The Beverly Theater will offer regular programming to shine a spotlight on imaginative indie films, intimate musical performances, and thought-provoking literary moments. For more information, contact Michelle Loosbrock, Jeff Wagner Agency, [email protected].


Wahlburgers Grand Opening Credit Denise Truscello, Getty Images

Wahlburgers Opens Second Location on Las Vegas Strip at The Shoppes at Mandalay Place

Mark Wahlberg and his brother, Paul Wahlberg have opened their newest Wahlburgers location within The Shoppes at Mandalay Place inside Mandalay Bay. The 5,000-square-foot restaurant features an oversized bar and an award-winning menu. For more information, contact Richard Robinson, Wicked Creative, [email protected].

Stanton Social Prime Opens at Caesars Palace

In partnership with Tao Group Hospitality and Chef Chris Santos, Stanton Social Prime has officially opened its doors at Caesars Palace. Stanton Social Prime brings Chef Santos’ signature sharable dishes to the center-Strip resort, with the return of the Famous French Onion Soup Dumplings topped with Gruyère cheese and garlic croutons, as well as Pierogies made with potato, goat cheese and truffle. New creations include the Smoked Butter Board with Thumbelina crudités, Maldon sea salt flakes and sourdough demi baguette and the ‘Al Pastor’ Yellowtail Crudo, which features grilled pineapple, cilantro, lime and pineapple ponzu. For more information, contact Kristin Soo Hoo, Caesars Entertainment, [email protected] or Maggie Rubenstein, Tao Group Hospitality, [email protected]

Clique Hospitality Unveils Three Vibrant Destinations at Durango Casino & Resort 

The highly-anticipated Durango Casino & Resort by Station Casinos is poised to become the ultimate destination for luxury hospitality off the Strip, anchored by the arrival of three new, immersive concepts by industry trendsetter, Clique Hospitality. They include Mijo Modern Mexican Restaurant, a fresh coastal Mexican culinary experience; Bel-Aire Lounge, a chic cocktail bar, each opening this fall; and Bel-Aire Backyard, a stylish poolside retreat, opening in late Spring 2024. For more information, contact Lauren Painter, Wicked Creative, [email protected] or Alex Acuna, Station Casinos, [email protected].

Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy! To Open This Summer Inside Forum Food Hall at Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Mouthwatering chicken is coming to the Empire! Guy Fieri and Caesars Entertainment are expanding their partnership with the addition of Chicken Guy! at Caesars Palace Las Vegas this summer, making it the third location on the West Coast. The quick-service restaurant is Fieri’s fourth culinary destination at Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas resorts, adding to the extensive list of celebrity chef dining experiences on The Strip. For more information, contact Rudy Cavazos, Caesars Entertainment, [email protected]

Wish You Were Here Group Introduce Rouge Room Inside Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa

Rouge Room Grand Opening Hallway Credit Al Powers

Renowned hospitality company Wish You Were Here Group and restaurateur Nick Mathers, creator of Los Angeles’ Élephante and Belle’s Beach House, Kassi Beach House in Las Vegas and other notable venues across the country, have opened Rouge Room, a sophisticated European-inspired cocktail lounge, located in the heart of Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa. Rouge Room is designed as a dramatic space spread across an intimate 5,345 square feet in the event space formerly known as Crimson. The attractive entrance is lined with floor-to-ceiling velvet curtains and an oversized gold door that welcomes guests into the great red room where a grand piano takes center stage.  The room is ideal for kicking off the evening with friends whether seated in a plush booth or imbibing at one of the two lavish bars. For more information, contact Eirianne Kennelley, Kirvin Doak Communications, [email protected] or Alex Acuna, Station Casinos, [email protected]

James Beard Award-Winning Chef Shawn McClain Adds Off-Strip Concept with Wineaux at UnCommons in Las Vegas

Locally loved and nationally recognized McClain Camarota Hospitality group will open its first local Las Vegas project – Wineaux – in late 2023 at UnCommons, the much acclaimed 40-acre mixed-use community in southwest Las Vegas. The team’s first wine-centered retail project, dubbed “Market, Bar, Escape,” creates a unique shopping and social destination, anchored by a thoughtfully curated selection of wines for sale, a tasting bar and lounge. For more information, contact Lauren Painter, Wicked Creative, [email protected] or Kathryn Palmer, Authentic Public Relations, [email protected]


Horseshoe Las Vegas Celebrates its Grand Opening on the Las Vegas Strip

The legendary casino brand has returned to the Entertainment Capital of the World. The reimagined resort features The ARCADE, Jack Binion’s Steak, M.Y. Asia and a first-of-its-kind World Series of Poker Hall of Fame Poker Room. For more information, contact Brooke Kaplan, Caesars Entertainment, [email protected].  

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens Celebrates the Magic of Love with Enchanting Spring Display, “Giardino Dell’ Amore”

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens – “Giardino Dell’ Amore” – Spring 2023 

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens transports guests to a romantic European garden as it welcomes spring with its new display, “Giardino Dell’ Amore.” Through May 20, visitors can revel in the splendor of the season as love blooms around them with glamorous floral creations, flowing fountains and a vibrant tunnel of love. For more information, contact Dana Rutkin, MGM Resorts International, [email protected]

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Iconic Live Entertainment Venue Officially Becomes Bakkt Theater

Bakkt Theater (“Bakkt” pronounced “Backed”), the newly renamed live entertainment venue at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, officially debuted under its new moniker on March 24. The venue continues to push the envelope for millions of concertgoers, welcoming some of the biggest names in music to its everchanging roster, from headliner residencies to tour stops of every music and comedy genre. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, [email protected].

The Spa at Palms Now Open at Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas

Led by award-winning hospitality management company Trilogy Spa Holdings, The Spa at Palms is the city’s newest elevated spa experience. The intimate destination for refreshing rejuvenation features three levels of vertical relaxation, with 15 treatment sanctuaries, a full-service salon, a world-class fitness center, and Zen Studio for yoga, meditation, and retreats. For more information, contact Celena Haas-Stacey, CHS Communications, [email protected].

Bellagio Embarks on $110 Million Transformation of Spa Tower Rooms and Suites

Bellagio is revealing details surrounding the $110 million transformation of all rooms and suites within its luxurious Spa Tower, delivering contemporary accommodations inspired by the beauty and tranquility of Italy’s Lake Como. For more information, contact Arlene Bordinhao, MGM Resorts International, [email protected].

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