House of Blues adds new shows to its calendar including R&B artist August Alsina and The Dan Band. Unless otherwise noted, all tickets are on sale now online at HouseofBlues.com, MandalayBay.com and Ticketmaster.com or by calling 702-632-7600.
Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benet Date: Thursday, May 25 Doors: 7 p.m., Tickets: start at $29.50, Age: 18+, R & B and Soul.
DSB — Tribute to Journey Date: Friday, June 2 Doors: 7 p.m., Tickets: start at $12 Age: 18+, Genre: Classic Rock / Tribute.
Local Brews Local Grooves featuring DriveN, For The Fight!, Strange Mistress, Franky Perez, Crash Midnight, The Broken Spectacles and Tower of Cards. Date: Saturday, June 3, Doors: 6 p.m. Tickets: start at $45 Age: 21+, Genre: Rock.
Yngwie Malmstee, Date: Wednesday, June 7, Doors: 7:30 p.m., Tickets: start at $27.50, Age: 18+, Rock.
Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot, Date: Friday, June 9, Doors: 8 p.m., Tickets: start at $35, Age: 18+, Rockabilly/Swing
One Drop Redemption — Bob Marley Tribute, Date: Saturday, June 17, Doors: 7 p.m., Tickets: $10 Age: 18+, Reggae / Tribute.
Schism (Tribute to Tool) with Honor Amongst Thieves and The Nocturnal Affair, Date: Saturday, June 24, Doors: 7 p.m., Tickets: start at $10, Age: 18+, Rock / Tribute.
PotterCon Presents: PotterParty Tour, Date: Saturday, June 25, Doors: 2 p.m., Tickets: start at $15 Age: 21+, Event.
World Arm-wrestling League 2017 Championships / ESPN Live Broadcast & Taping, Date: Thursday, June 29, Doors: 6 p.m., Tickets: start at $20, Age: 18+, Sports Event.
New Wave Rave — The Cured (Tribute to The Cure) and Planet Earth (Tribute to Duran Duran), Date: Friday, June 30, Doors: 7 p.m., Tickets: start at $12, Age: 18+, New Wave / Tribute.
The Dan Band: Saturday, July 15, Doors: 7 p.m., Tickets: start at $15, Age: 18+, Comedy.
August Alsina: Thursday, August 24 Doors: 7 p.m., Tickets: start at $29.50, Age: 18+, R&B / Hip Hop.
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LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK RETURNS: HELP OUT BY DINING OUT JUNE 19-30
Restaurants around the Las Vegas Valley are pulling pork, crusting halibut, frying rice and brûlée-ing crèmes in preparation for Southern Nevada’s premiere culinary event, Las Vegas Restaurant Week.
After more than 10 years and $1.2 million raised for Three Square, the annual event will return June 19-30, 2017.
Las Vegas Restaurant Week kicks off Friday, June 16 with a “Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine & Friends” at Sky Beach Club at Tropicana Las Vegas. Chef Irvine will host the poolside party, challenging guests to ping pong, tug-of-war and other adult-style summer camp games, while they nosh on fresh summertime salads, barbeque and refreshing cocktails from local restaurants. Proceeds from the ticketed event will benefit Three Square.
Beginning June 19, restaurants will create their own prix-fixe menu offered at price points ranging from $20 to $80, with a fixed portion of the proceeds benefitting Three Square and the fight against hunger in Southern Nevada.
Restaurants already confirmed to participate include: Andiron, Bouchon Bistro, Cleo, Eiffel Tower, Foundation Room, Fogo de Chao, Hearthstone, Gilley’s Bar-B-Que, MOzen Bistro, Silverado Steakhouse, Urban Turban and Zenshin among many others.
“This is simply the most wonderful time to eat in Las Vegas,” said Three Square CEO Brian Burton. “We are fortunate to live in a city with access to some of the best restaurants in the world, and they make themselves even more accessible with affordable menus that help feed the less-fortunate at the same time.”
A website devoted to Las Vegas Restaurant Week — www.helpoutdineoutlv.org — will launch June 6, providing the list of participating restaurants and bars and menu details. The easy-to-navigate, mobile-friendly site allows diners to search by type of cuisine and offers the option to book a reservation through opentable.com or yelp.com.
100 percent of the proceeds collected from participating restaurants benefits Three Square and its mission to provide meals to more than 296,000 hungry residents in Southern Nevada. The 2016 iteration alone put more than half a million meals back out into the community.
Diners are encouraged to share their experiences and be a part of the conversation on Twitter and Instagram by following @threesquarelv and using the hashtags #LVRW and #HelpOutDineOutLV, and on Facebook by ‘Liking’ the Las Vegas Restaurant Week page — http://on.fb.me/lvrwfb.
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LAS VEGAS VOCALIST JOSH KEATING COMES TO SUNCOAST SHOWROOM JUNE 24
Josh Keating will bring iconic pop, oldies and opera hits to Suncoast Showroom on Saturday, June 24.
Josh Keating began performing in Las Vegas at the age of 14, when he first shared the stage with his father Ken to sing in their group, The Keating’s: A Father and Son. At the age of 24, Keating began his solo career, continuously to win fans over through his ability to perform a wide array of genres from pop to opera music. The vocalist’s versatile talent has also landed him the opportunities to perform with musical legends such as Tony Bennett, David Foster and Michael Bublé.
Audiences will enjoy Keating’s high-energy performances of classic hits by Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Barbara Streisand, Luciano Pavarotti and more. In the show, Keating will be accompanied by an eight-piece live band that features top musicians from across the Las Vegas Valley, and will once again share the stage with his father and brother Alex.
Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15 plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000; online at www.suncoastcasino.com; or in-person at Suncoast, The Orleans, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.
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“MAN IN BLACK: A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH” COMES TO THE ORLEANS SHOWROOM JUNE 30 AND JULY 1
Johnny Cash rocked the country music scene with his unique baritone vocals and acoustic guitar. His top hits included “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Ring of Fire,” “I Walk the Line” and “Ballad of a Teenage Queen.” Throughout the 1950’s and 1960’s, Cash released more than 100 hit singles, making him one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
The country music legend also went on to become one of the best-selling artists of all time, with more than 90 million records sold worldwide. Cash’s music has crossed over multiple genres, which won him inductions into the Country Music, Gospel Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.
Since 2005, Shawn Barker has performed his celebrated “Man in Black” tribute show all over the world. His high-energy performance recreates Cash’s iconic sound and signature style down to his acoustic guitar and harmonica. Barker’s show features hits from Johnny Cash’s entire musical career, including his duets with the late June Carter.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15.95 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleanscasino.com; or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.
Mike Kermani is an entertainment writer for the Las Vegas Tribune newspaper. He writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Mike Kermani, email mkermani@ lasvegas tribune.com