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Discover The Best Las Vegas Shows of August 2019

Summer is in full swing in Las Vegas and there is plenty taking place to keep visitors entertained on and off the casino floors. Every day there is a thrilling selection of shows to choose from including concerts, theatre, acrobats, comedians, magicians and more. It doesn’t matter what kind of shows you enjoy, you are guaranteed to find plenty that appeals. Here you can find some of next month’s highlights, so if you are planning your trip for August be sure to have a careful read through so that you do not miss out. 

Park MGMAugust 2nd,3rd, 7th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 16th, 17th: Janet Jackson  This month Janet Jackson will be performing the final nights of her headlining residency Metamorphosis at the Park Theater. Jackson, a multiple Grammy Award Winner, multi-platinum artist, and worldwide celebrity, has been thrilling fans with her show over the last two months and it has received fantastic reviews.The show takes fans on a journey exploring the life of Janet Jackson and her transformation from a shy young girl to one of the best-known and most impressive performers and singers in the world.

Audiences have emerged from the show in awe of the incredible visual effects, the dance routines, and of course, Jackson’s performances of her greatest hits. The show also features a special 30-year anniversary celebration of Jackson’s revolutionary album Rhythm Nation.The show’s tagline reads, “Fans will follow her path to self-love, empowerment, motherhood and activism, amidst the challenges faced along her personal journey.

She encourages her audiences to find their own light within themselves through her Metamorphosis.”The show has been a huge success and there has been a great deal of competition for tickets. If you want to see this show then make sure that you don’t delay booking tickets as they could soon be sold out. August 21st, 23rd, 24th, 28th, 31st: CherCherOver the last 50+ years, since the early days of Sonny & Cher, Cher has become one of the most iconic performers of our time and she is a worldwide household name.

Over the years she has sold more than 100 million records across the globe as well as performed in films, Broadway and television, and even tried her hand at directing.Cher can also claim to have had the most successful tour ever by a female artist thanks to her “Farewell Tour”, which lasted from 2003 to 2005 and included 325 shows across the world that were enjoyed by more than three million fans.

This year she is performing exclusively for MGM Resorts in an exciting show called “Classic Cher”. It is a specially designed production that can only be seen at the Park Theater and The Theater at the MGM National Harbor.Speaking about the new show, Cher said, “I plan to make this my best show ever. I am extremely excited about both of these new theaters – they are state-of-the-art and beautiful.”If you are a fan of Cher then you should do your best to see this show. It promises to be an evening that you will never forget and will include classics such as Believe, If I Could Turn Back Time, The Shoop Shoop Song, I Got You Babe, Strong Enough, and many more.

T-Mobile Arena

August 16th: Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd-SkynyrdLynyrd Skynyrd are coming to Vegas as part of theLast of the Street Farewell Tour. The tour has been taking the band across the country and aroundthe world, and it has been giving fans an unforgettable night of classic American Rock ‘n’Roll. Joining the band are special guests Bad Company and Lainey Wilson. The tour has received fantasticreviews wherever it has been and it truly could be one of the last opportunities to see this iconic bandperform. Be sure to book your tickets before it is too late.

August 23rd, 24th: George Strait

George-StraitThe King of Country is returning to the T-Mobile Arena this August with this Straight to Vegas show. Joining him will be special guest Ashley McBryde in an evening that fans are sure to remember for the rest of their lives.Since the 1980s, Strait has enjoyed success after success. His first single ‘Unwound’ was a hit in 1981 and in the following years, seven of his albums reached number one in the country charts. Since the turn of the millennium he has

been named ‘Artist of the Decade’ by the Academy of Country Music, he was elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and he won his first Grammy Award for the album ‘Troubadour’. He has been named CMA Entertainer of the year on three occasions and ACM Entertainer of the Year on two. He has been nominated for more CMA and ACM awards and has more wins in both categories than any other artist.

Planet Hollywood

August 14th – 31st: Def Leppard

Def-LeppardThe legendary British rock icons Def Leppard are bringing their show “Def Leppard Hits Vegas: TheSin City Residency,” to Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.The group, featuringJoe Elliott (vocals), Phil Collen (guitar), Rick “Sav” Savage (bass), Vivian Campbell (guitar)and Rick Allen (drums), has sold more than 100 million albums across the world and this year they areRock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees.Speaking ahead of the show, lead singer Elliott has said, “Fiveyears ago, we played our first ever residency in Las Vegas, which was relatively new ground for a rockband giving this kind of experience...I have to say, we really enjoyed it! Being in one place for thebest part of a month is vastly different to our normal city to city touring routine. Breaking this cycleadds another element to the experience for both us and the audience. We look forward to seeing you atthe Zappos Theater this summer!”The show is set to feature all of Def Leppard’s greatesthits including “Pour Some Sugar on Me,” “Love Bites,” “Rock of Ages,”“Photograph,” “Hysteria,” “Armageddon It” and many more.

August 1st – 31st: Criss Angel Mindfreak

Criss-Angel-MindfreakLas Vegas is famous for magic shows and Criss Angel is one of the city’s top regular performers.He is one of the best-known names in the world of magic and he is in the midst of a residency at PlanetHollywood where he is taking his art to a new level, in the city where it all began.Angel began the Mindfreakshow in 2005 at the Planet Hollywood before it was picked up as a television series that changed theentire nature of the magic on TV. He has now revamped the show and is confident that it will amaze hisfans.The show includes more than 75 tricks, including 20 that are brand new. It will also be packed fullof pyrotechnics, special effects, and interactive elements to make the show even more immersive. If youare a fan of magic, then be sure to check it out, as he won’t be in Vegas forever.

MGM Grand

August 1st – 31st: Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club

Fans of stand-up comedy will want to make sure that they pay a visit to Brad Garrett’s Comedy Clubwhile they are in Las Vegas. The club, which is named after and run by the man who is best known forplaying Robert inEverybody Loves Raymond,hosts a range of talent every month and there is no such thing as a dullnight.While Garrett doesn’t perform at the club every night, he does appear on a number of occasions.He also makes sure to invite a number of special guests and this month you have the chance to see HappyCole, Josh Sneed, Tom Rhodes, Jen Kober, Jay Black, Ahmed Ahmed, Trixx, James P. Connolly, Shaun Jonesand Mark Gaffney. If you are a fan of comedy then book your tickets today so you won’t be disappointed.

August 17th: Chris Young

Chris-YoungChris Young has earned numerous ACM, BBMA, CMA, CMT, Grammy and RDMA nominations over the years as wellas releasing three consecutive chart-topping singles, including his ninth No. 1 “Sober SaturdayNight” with Vince Gill from his album I’m Comin’ Over (2015). Since then he has continuedto enjoy great success with the release of singles such as “Losing Sleep”Young regularlyperforms to packed venues across the world and this is a fantastic chance to see him in Vegas. With himwill be special guests Chris Janson and Locash, and it promises to be a very special evening.

August 1st – 31st: David Copperfield

David CopperfieldAs usual, David Copperfield will be at the MGM Grand this month with a regular schedule of performances,but there is nothing usual about his show. The world famous magician will be taking to the stage withbreath taking tricks and escape acts. It is a fast-paced and energetic performance that is sure to delightfans of magic.You can watch as Copperfield walks through sheets of metal, slices people in half, contortshis body and more. Copperfield has repeatedly been called the “greatest illusionist of our time”and there is no chance that his show will disappoint.If you enjoy magic then this is the show to seewhile you are in Vegas.

August 1st – 31st: Jabbawockeez

JabbawockeezIf you like watching dance shows then Jabbawockeez is a must see when you are in Vegas. They put on aspectacular show featuring astounding choreography, fantastic music, and exciting special effects. Theshow has been designed to bring you closer to the dancers than ever before, and it is one of the mostimmersive dance shows in the world. The Jabbawockeez have been described as the most influential dancecrew in the world and for three years in a row, the show was voted the “Best Family Show”and the “Best All Ages Show”.

Caesars Palace

August 25th, 26th: Daniel Emmet

Daniel EmmetDaniel Emmet, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” Season 13 Top 10 Finalist, is headliningan exclusive engagement at Caesars Palace this month and next. He will be taking to the stage at Cleopatra’sBarge inside Caesars Palace and will perform with his live band under the musical direction of JerryWilliams. Thanks to the venue’s intimate layout, it is the perfect place to see the singer up closeand personal.The show is designed to take you on a musical journey through a number of genres includingballads, showstoppers and upbeat rock classics. The show also features a number of original songs writtenby Emmet. On “America’s Got Talent,” Emmet won the hearts of America and fans aroundthe globe with his soaring signature vocals, grit, and determination. His shows in Vegas are sure tobe incredible evenings so be sure to book your tickets before it is too late.

August 1st – 31st: Absinthe

Absinthe Show - Caesars PalaceIf you aren’t quite sure what show to see in Vegas, then this may be the best choice. The showis hosted by “The Gazillionaire”, an exuberant, crass and hilarious character who is so oiledyou feel as if you probably shouldn’t get too close. The show itself consists of an array of incredibleacts that wouldn’t look out of place in a Victorian circus. From the old-world burlesque to amazingfeats of strength and agility, together with a few highly unusual routines, the show is sure to leaveyou feeling drunk with wonder. The juxtaposition of the old-fashioned burlesque with the glamour of Vegasis truly something to behold.


August 2nd, 3rd: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

Pat Benatar & Neil GiraldoPat Benatar met Neil Giraldo in a rehearsal room in New York City back in 1979. That meeting has ledto not only a 37-year marriage, but also resulted in some of the 20th century’s greatest hits suchas “Love is a Battlefield”, “Promises in the Dark” and “We Live For Love.”You have the chance to see this amazing rock couple perform as part of their 40th Anniversary Tour fortwo nights only in Wynn’s Encore Theatre.Accompanied by Giraldo’s electrifying guitar, Benatarwill perform her greatest hits as the couple celebrates four decades of making music. The tour is takingthem around the country and they have been sharing the iconic songs that have sold more than 30 millionrecords and resulted in 19 top-40 hits, as well as an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy awards. From“Invincible” to “We Belong,” this exclusive Las Vegas appearance features allof the fan favourites and promises to be a night that should not be missed.

August 9th, 10th: Lionel Richie

Lionel RichieLionel Richie’s music has been entertaining for generations and now you have the chance to seehim on two nights in Vegas. The concerts are set to include some of his biggest hits, such as the earlymega-hits with The Commodores, including “Three Times a Lady” and “Still,” tosolo chart-toppers like “Hello,” “All Night Long” and the Grammy-winning “Truly”.Richiehas sold more than 100 million albums around the world and these concerts are a celebration of the musicthat made that possible. He has an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy Awards, and a 2017 Kennedy CenterHonor. Be sure to book your tickets ASAP as they are guaranteed to sell out fast.

August 14th – 24th: Diana Ross

Diana RossDue to popular demand, Diana Ross is returning to the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas for a series ofexciting concerts this August. The performances will kick off a very special year celebrating her 75thBirthday Diamond Jubilee with an all new show. Ross is considered a national treasure and she is widelyviewed as one of the greatest performers of all time. She has been inducted into the Rock & RollHall of Fame and is the recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.Her Vegas show will includea selection of hits from her huge music catalogue. Each evening will be a celebration of song and promisesto be an experience that fans will never forget.

August 31st: Ali Wong

Ali WongAli Wong, one of today’s most popular stand-up comedians, is bringing her acclaimed 2019 Milk &Money Tour to the Encore Theater for just four shows starting at the end of August. Wong, who is knownfor her Netflix specials Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife, will be sharing her hilarious insights on marriage,parenthood, and more.Wong works as both a writer and an actor and her work includes hit shows such asFresh Off the Boat and American Housewife, Wong also has written and appears in the upcoming Netflixfeature film Always Be My Maybe, starring Keanu Reeves, Daniel Dae Kim and her FOtB co-star, RandallPark. Don’t miss one of the industry’s funniest women when Wong takes the stage in the intimateEncore Theater, a state-of-the-art venue perfect for a night of non-stop laughter.

Much More to Enjoy This August

This is just a small selection of what is going on this month in LasVegas. There is far more to enjoy including many resident shows and guest appearances. While Vegas isprimarilyabout the casinos, if you are planning a visit them make sure you don’t miss out on all theother fantastic entertainment as well.

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