With the opening of the T-Mobile Arena on the Strip in 2016, Las Vegas has amped up its already stellar entertainment calendar. The city is home to seven Cirque du Soleil productions, mind-blowing magicians and a list of impressive residency concerts. Here are some of the shows to check out in Vegas in 2018.
The star of The Wedding Singer and Billy Madison is the first resident comedian at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. Mixing his trademark gross-out humour with hilarious new songs, Adam Sandler’s routine is backed by a live band and may occasionally offer up surprise appearances by his famous comedian buddies. The show will run in the resort’s Chelsea venue on January 27 with more dates to follow later in the year.
After a successful run of concerts at the T-Mobile Arena in late 2017, George Strait is back for two more nights of country anthems. Strait’s shows are February 2 and 3 and are sure to be full of his hits like “Amarillo by Morning” and “All my Ex’s Live in Texas.” Opt for a VIP package to get front-row seats, complimentary drinks and entrance to a special exhibit on the King of Country himself.
The Voice: Neon Dreams
At the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from June to September, this new concert series has former contestants from NBC’s hit show The Voice on a 360-degree stage singing their favourite cover songs. The experience also features a memorabilia-filled lobby with authentic coaches’ chairs and a recording studio where audience members can record their own songs for a chance to duet with a Voice star or even appear on the show.
David Goldrake: Imaginarium
New on the Strip, this 75-minute show is full of modernized classic magic tricks. Illusionist David Goldrake employs mentalism, levitation, audience participation, circus acts, daring escapes and steampunk aesthetics to fully immerse and enchant his audiences. Performances run six times a week at the Tropicana Las Vegas theatre.
Michael Jackson ONE
The newest addition to Cirque du Soleil’s permanent Vegas shows, this 90-minute spectacle at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino mixes the King of Pop’s catchy jams and classic dance moves to acrobatics and visuals on a 30-foot tall LED wall. Highlights include a black light performance of “Billie Jean” and zombies bouncing off walls during “Thriller.”
Three Days in Las Vegas: What to Do and Where to Eat
If you’re already well-acquainted with the sights, sounds and draws of a typical Vegas getaway, then maybe it’s time to try something new on your next trip to Sin City. Cycle downtown to the Arts District and Container Park, drive an ATV through Eldorado Canyon and enjoy a fine dining experience at GIADA.