When you think of Vegas, you know doubt think of the casinos and the bright lights of the Strip. However, it is also home to many weird and wonderful musical acts. Once they have had their fill of the casino floors, many people think about heading to see a show of some sort. That means stopping by one of the many bands and recording artists that have set up a show in Las Vegas throughout the years. Let’s take a look at some of them now.
No list would be complete without mentioning the King of Rock and Roll himself. Elvis is still a giant of the musical world who is celebrated by many around the world. Many of his most iconic costumes emerged from his years of residency in Vegas and his shows were closer to full-on concerts compared to others that we have seen. Even now, you can find traces of Elvis up and down the Strip. From the many, many impersonators who try their best Hound Dog to the many drive-through wedding chapels where you can get married by “Elvis” with all the glitz and glam one could want, there is no denying that the King will continue to have an epic effect on Vegas.
The Rat Pack
Another epic band that have left their mark on Las Vegas is The Rat Pack. All five members of the band – Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop – were famous in their own rights across the States. In particular, Davis is often thought to be one of the best entertainers in American history. However, when the five came together in the Sands casino’s Copa Room, they created some of the most beautiful music Vegas has ever seen. Their impeccable style of tailored suits and Sinatra’s fedora are synonymous with old school Las Vegas.
Boyz II Men
If you want to find a more modern group that is still gracing the stages of Sin City, you need to head to the Mirage. Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, and Wanya Morris are part of iconic 90s R&B band Boyz II Men. They have their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and have been performing at the iconic Mirage venue since 2013. If you are searching for some soulful throwbacks delivered with charm, you are going to have to swing by and see what they have to offer. This is one Las Vegas residency that always receives glowing reviews.
For a night of musical fun and comedy all in one, you need to buy a ticket to see the Scintas. They can be found in the Plaza Showroom and are considered to be one of the more fun acts that you could hope to find on the Vegas strip. The show started in New York, went to the casinos of Atlantic City, and then made it to the bright lights of Vegas so they have had plenty of time to refine their technique and make sure that there is an epic show on offer. It just goes to show, one day you could be playing in the Azure Hand room, and the next you could finally be sitting down to play your favourite game in one of the best casinos on the Vegas strip!
Donny and Marie
The Osmonds have been charming people for decades, and you can still swing by the Flamingo Las Vegas to catch Donny and Marie. This brother and sister duo have a wonderful stage presence. Thousands stop by their 90-minute show to hear them work their way through some of their most popular hits. If you want to enjoy music from across their careers and through five very different decades of sound, this is definitely going to be the show for you. Rock n’ roll, country, and everything in between is on offer here. What’s more, those who are big fans of the Osmonds can even see if there is a chance to meet them in person after the show. Sometimes they offer Meet & Greets where you can say hello and potentially grab an autograph or a photo!
Charo is a true show business firecracker and her shows in Las Vegas were legendary. She headlined the Sahara’s Congo Room in the 70s, but could also be found in venues up and down the Strip such as the Circus Maximus in Caesars Palace, the Flamingo Showroom, and the Tropicana’s Tiffany Theatre. She has long proved herself to be an expert guitarist and a beautiful Flamenco performer, but her beauty, quick wit, and gift for comedy also helped to make her a star. Though she has moved on from her days in Vegas, her amazing shows will always be remembered.
Closing off this list with something a little different, anyone who wants a witty show packed full of “celebrities” should head along to the Tropicana to catch the Legends in Concert. The permanent MC of this show is the legendary Frank Marino. He is known around the world for his ingenious Joan Rivers impersonation, and the Legends in Concert show allows some of the greatest live tribute acts to come together to deliver one of the most epic shows you will ever see. If can’t decide what you fancy seeing in terms of a Vegas show, this will offer you the top-notch selection you are searching for.
Something for Everyone
From magic to dance to the best musical talents, there is no denying that there is nothing quite like a Vegas show. If you know that you are heading to Sin City sometime soon, you should definitely think about booking tickets to see an act or two. Whether you are heading to a venue played by one of the legends above or you are thinking about seeing someone who has been a resident of the Strip for decades, there is no denying that there are no shows on Earth quite like the ones you will find in Las Vegas.