Country superstar singer-songwriter Toby Keith, who has dominated the country music scene for the past year-and-a-half with two albums earning multi-platinum certification, will bring his "Big Throwdown" tour to the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Friday, Aug. 27. Tickets are $45, $65 and $85 plus tax, call 702-632-7540.
Keith's current release, "Shock 'n Y'all" was certified triple platinum and his previous album, "Unleashed" was quadruple platinum. The Los Angeles Times' list of top-earning entertainers ranked Keith as the top ranked country superstar at No. 4 with a combined album sales and concerts grossing $106.6 million for the year. Pollstar Magazine had Keith as the second top ticket seller, second only to Bruce Springsteen.
The unforgettable 60's music will come alive when the "60's Pop Rock Reunion" takes the Aladdin Theatre stage on May 22. Performers will include Tommy James & The Shondells, Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, The Buckinghams, Chad and Jeremy and The Grass Roots. Tickets range from $36.85 to $57.85, call 702-785-5000.
Tommy James & The Shondells made the summer of '66 memorable with the anthem "Hanky Panky," which was the million-selling radio smash hit that launched their 35-year career. The group has accumulated 23 gold singles such as "Crystal Blue Persuasion" and "Crimson & Clover."
Herman's Hermits have sold 52 million records including 24 gold hits and lead the pack during the "British Invasion" with tunes like "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter," and "I'm Henry VIII, I Am." Peter Noone is a classically trained singer, actor and dancer who has starred on Broadway in "Pirates of Penzance."
The Buckinghams took America by storm with the release of their first single "Kind of a Drag" in 1966 and thrust five young musicians into pop rock stardom.
British pop duo Chad & Jeremy first appeared on the American music scene during the "British Invasion" in 1964. The childhood friends are best known for their hits "Yesterday's Gone" and "A Summer Song."
The Grass Roots was initially created in 1965 as the brainchild of songwriters and producers Steve Barri and P.F. Sloan. In late 1968, the band had their first hit and gold record with the song "Midnight Confessions."
Sting and Annie Lennox are teaming up for the "Sacred Love" tour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 24. Tickets are $58, $93 and $148, call 702-891-7777 or Ticketmaster at 702-474-4000.
Guitar great Peter Frampton will rock the Aladdin Theatre on Saturday, June 4. His latest releases are "Now," and the 25th anniversary special edition DVD-Audio of his breakthrough album, "Frampton Comes Alive. Tickets are $68.35, call 702-785-5000.
311 and The Roots will headline at the Orleans Arena on June 23. Tickets are $37, call 702-284-7777.
Chaka Khan will sing at the House of Blues on July 17. Tickets are $35, $50 and $65, call 702-632-7600.
Country music superstar Tracy Lawrence with perform his biggest hits and newest singles on stage at The Hideaway Showroom in the Silverton on May 22. Tickets are $19.99, call 1-866-946-4373 or 702-914-8557.
Lawrence rocketed to fame early in his career with the release of his debut album, "Sticks and Stones," in 1991 that spawned an incredible four Top 10 country hits and eventually went platinum. His second album, "Alibis," in 1993 promptly sent four singles straight to the top of the charts. In 1996, he released his most commercially successful album "Time Marches On," which reached double-platinum status and earned many music award nominations.
With the release of Lawrence's newest album, "Strong," he is back touring the country.
The Cannery in North Las Vegas at the corner of Craig and Losee roads will hold a One Love Reggae Fest on May 15-16 from noon to 10 p.m. at The Club indoor/outdoor festival grounds. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, call 702-617-5550. Children 10 and younger will be admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.
The musical line-up on Saturday includes Trinity, Stan Rankin T. with Meshack, Unity Crew, Detour posse, and headliner Fiji with Bonafide. Sunday's entertainment includes Bonafide, GDB, Mongoose, The Debonaires and headliner Frankie Paul (The Stevie Wonder of Jamaica).
The festival will include an international food and craft fair with cuisine and arts indigenous to Hawaii and the Caribbean including Irie Rasta Clothing, Jamaican Lifestyle Clothing, Island Tribal Airbrush Tattoo Artists, Cultural Dimensions African Art and Native American Rock Readers.
The Rio, a subsidiary of Harrah's Entertainment, Inc., has discontinued negotiations with Voyager Entertainment International, Inc., to build a gigantic observation wheel at the property.
The upscale five-star Ritz-Carlton hotel company has announced plans and a desire to build a hotel on the Strip that would include about 300 rooms, as well as a residential component. The property hasn't been acquired yet. Nevada's only current Ritz-Carlton property is at Lake Las Vegas, which opened in February 2003.
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