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Would you like tunes with that roll?

 

Ready for a rockin' meal? Try out a handful of restaurants around town that offer live music while you dine, leaving you movin' and groovin' while you munch. So, grab a drink from the bar, load up your plate and sit back to enjoy the show!

 

Mandalay Bay:
The House of Blues Restaurant plays an eclectic mix of live music. On Sundays, enjoy Gospel Brunch in the main showroom, featuring an extensive buffet and live gospel choirs!

The Mirage:
BB King offers music seven nights a week from funky and fast to soulful and smooth.

Planet Hollywood:
PBR Rock Bar & Grill offers live country music performances and DJs.

Flamingo:
Enjoy Caribbean tunes at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville.

Circus Circus:
Rock & Rita's brings its "Great American Party" to Circus Circus with flair bartending, live music and festive signature dishes in this low-key party spot.

Harrah's:
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar features live country music and a true "down-home" atmosphere.

Toby Keith's I Love This Bar 

Excalibur:
Lynyrd Skynyrd BBQ & Beer features classic hits and Texas-style BBQ.

Monte Carlo:
Check out Diablo's Cantina for live music and sin-sational Mexican food.

New York-New York:
Grab an ale or lager and jiggy with live music featuring Irish bands at Nine Fine Irishmen.

Stratosphere:
Check out the singing wait staff and yummy American food at Roxy's Diner.

Also, check out the Hard Rock Café on Las Vegas Boulevard. This 950-seat restaurant doubles as a live concert venue and has the world's largest Rock Shop complete with Hard Rock's limited-edition merchandise. Hennessey's Tavern, located in the "World's Largest Pint Glass" in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, is open all day and night offering gaming and live entertainment.

Yum, yum! If you're going out to eat, you might as well enjoy some live entertainment too. Let the dance party begin!

Vegas Weekend: Setting the Scene – Holly Madison, Mark Salling, Markus Schulz and Dirty Dutch w/ Chuckie; PLUS, Easter Brunch

 

This weekend, Vegas has plenty of sweet and surprising goodies for your Easter basket. What's more, you won't have to hunt for them either - you can find them all here!

NightlifeFriday, April 6:

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Sunday, April 8: There's no better way to end a weekend of partying in Vegas than a nice brunch, and this Easter Sunday, our restaurants are pulling out the stops with elegant meals and unbeatable specials.

  • Top of the World at Stratosphere is offering a four-course brunch with a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne for $49 per person.
  • Enjoy an amazing spread of springtime classics at Simon at Palms Place during an exclusive Easter brunch buffet selected by celebrity chef Kerry Simon. The spiral ham, leg of lamb and bread pudding are musts.
  • If you're a little slower than others to get in gear on Sunday morning, Planet Hollywood's Strip House is featuring Easter specials later in the day, including warm goat cheese salad, roast saddle of lamb and sour cream bundt cake.
  • As a finale, be sure to check out L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand for the debut of their one-of-a-kind chocolate display celebrating the spring season. More than 110 pounds of milk, dark and white chocolate, 2,000 tablespoons of sugar and 50 containers of colored cocoa butter were used to create the showcase of chocolate bunnies, hens and eggs; sugar picnic baskets, bows, flowers, shells and fish; plus, a variety of fondant bird cages filled with sweet surprises.

Vegas Weekend: Setting the scene -- Diva time: Kendra Wilkinson, Keri Hilson, Kelly Rowland and more!

     Celebrity pool parties and recording artists performing nightly in nightclubs -- there's a lot going on this weekend in Vegas, so make your plans to be a part of the excitement!

     Kick off the weekend at Liquid Pool Lounge at ARIA for the Cheaterville.com Reality Star Party, featuring Angelina Pivarnick (Jersey Shore), Jessie Sulidis (Bachelor/Bachelor Pad), Robb Zbacnik (CBS Survivor), Nick Frank, and Cassie McWilliams and Noah Valinsky (VH1's Saddle Ranch). There are plenty of DJs poolside, too, including TV Rock at Marquee dayclub at the Cosmopolitan, DJ Skribble, Mr. Choc and Big Syphe at TAO Beach atop The Venetian and Jazzy Jeff provides the sound at Ditch Fridays at the Palms Pool.

     The parties continue Friday night with De La Soul performing at Vanity inside the Hard Rock, Sean Paul live at The Bank at Bellagio, Steve Aoki at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas' Surrender Nightclub, Cirque De Stylz at Rain inside the Palms and Gabriel & Dresden at Marquee.

     Saturday afternoon, Kendra Wilkinson hosts at MGM Grand's Wet Republic pool and Sublime lead singer Rome will perform an acoustic set at Encore Beach Club. De La Soul plays at Rehab pool at the Hard Rock and Matt Darey is at Marquee.

     Saturday night, you can catch Kelly Rowland performing live at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas, and Keri Hilson takes the stage at Haze Nightclub at ARIA. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at Keri Hilson's view on Las Vegas, which you can find along with other great Vegas videos on our official YouTube channel:


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     Also on Saturday night, the Cheaterville.com Reality Star Bash continues at ARIA's Gold Lounge, Sublime's Rome appears at Blush Boutique Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas and Method Man hosts the party at LAX inside the Luxor.

      More top DJs are spinning Saturday night, too, including Kyau & Albert at Rain, ATB at Marquee and Nicky Romero at Surrender. Speaking of DJs, be sure to cast your vote in the Vegas Spin-Off, where seven lucky finalists will be selected to compete live on Sept. 26 at Marquee.

      Close out the weekend with ATB at TAO Beach or George Acosta at Encore Beach Club. Join us for biggest celebrity parties and best music -- every weekend in Vegas!

Miss USA 2011: West Coast, represent!

Please note: The Lion King at Mandalay Bay has closed.

Note: This is the first in a series of blogs leading up to the Miss USA 2011 competition on June 19 at Planet Hollywood. In this entry, we're highlighting contestants from Western states.

The contestants for Miss USA are used to answering questions, so we threw some Vegas-related Qs their way. Here are some selected answers:

 MISS ALASKA USA: JESSICA CHUCKRAN

Q: What are you most excited about seeing and doing in Las Vegas?
A: The city lights at night.

Q: What's the one thing in Las Vegas you can't miss?
A: Shopping.

Q: What are your "must-see" shows in Vegas?
A: The Lion King.

MISS OREGON USA: ANNA PROSSER

Q: Who's your favorite Vegas icon?
A: Vegas wouldn't be Vegas without Elvis.

Q: If you had to pick 5 things to pack in your suitcase for a trip to Vegas, what would they be?
A: I'd pack a unicorn, an invisible cloak, a humanoid robot, my dog and a massage therapist. Anything is possible in Vegas... right?

Q: What is the first thing you want to do when you get off the plane in Vegas?
A: When I get off the plane I want to whip out my sunglasses and take off my coat. Looking forward to that warm weather! 

MISS CALIFORNIA USA: ALYSSA CAMPANELLA

Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which nightclub would you choose?
A: I've heard great things about Blush and it has a very catchy name, too.

Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Las Vegas?
A: I love Tao at the Venetian.

Q: What is the best advice you can give to a first-timer in Las Vegas?
A: Breathe, then dive right in.

MISS NEVADA USA: SARAH CHAPMAN

Q: Where do you love to shop in Las Vegas?
A: I love to shop at the Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. They have everything you could ever want or need on the Las Vegas strip.

Q: Who would be your dream date for a night out in Vegas?
A: My dream date in Vegas would be if I could go back in time to the 1940s and hit the town with Frank Sinatra!

Q: What's the best pool in Vegas?
A: Encore Beach Club always has a fun and exciting crowd with great DJs on the weekends. I love that their decor is all bright and happy colors, too!  

MISS MONTANA USA: BRITTANY WISER

Q: What might you wear in Vegas that you wouldn't wear back  home?
A: String bikinis with high heels!

Q: What's the one thing in Vegas you can't miss?
A: I always have to take a few minutes to see the spectacular botanical garden exhibits at the Bellagio.

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: The Planet Hollywood Westgate Towers has an incredible quiet and laid-back atmosphere that is essential for long stays in Vegas.

MISS ARIZONA USA: BRITTANY DAWN BRANNON

Q: Where do you love to shop in Las Vegas?
A: I really enjoy Caesars Palace for shopping. The whole ambiance makes shopping enjoyable and fun.

Q: Who would be your dream date(s) for a night out in Vegas?
A: I honestly would like to do a girls-night-out instead of a date with a guy. I have a great group of girlfriends and I think we would have an absolute blast in Las Vegas together.

Q: If you could live at any Las Vegas resort, which one would you choose?
A: I would love to live at the Mandalay Bay. It's sophisticated and has a tropical island atmosphere.

MISS NEW MEXICO USA : BRITTANY TOLL

Q: If you had only one night in Vegas, which night club would you choose?
A: If I only had one night to spend in Vegas I would go to Tao (at Venetian), Pure (at Caesars Palace) and Moon at the Palms.

Q: What's the most unique experience you've had in Vegas?
A: The most unique experience I've had was attending a private 3 Doors Down concert on New Year's Eve at the Hard Rock.

Q: What's the one thing in Vegas you can't miss?
A: One thing in Vegas you cannot miss is Fremont Street; everyone should experience the old-town Vegas.

MISS WASHINGTON USA: ANGELINA KAYYALAYNEN

Q: If you had to pick 5 things to pack in your suitcase for a trip to Vegas, what would they be?
A: Camera, swimsuit, sunglasses, little black dress, credit card.

Q: What restaurants are you most excited to try in Las Vegas?
A: I'm excited to eat at Yolos and Strip House.

Q: What are your "must-see" shows in Vegas?
A: Would love to see Terry Fator and his famous celebrity impersonation shows.

All Miss USA contestants surveyed are over 21 years of age.
Images courtesy of Miss Universe Organization.

Vegas is tops for tapas

Tapas. Whether you like them warm or cold, you'll find a tasty variety of Spanish appetizers at restaurants all over Las Vegas.

Enjoy tapas and more than 50 other shareable dishes at Johnny Smalls inside the Hard Rock Hotel. Or head over to ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter and grab some authentic tapas at Julian Serrano. The renowned chef is a native of Madrid and dishes out great tapas along with signature shellfish, ceviche, paellas and more.

For an intimate setting, try La Cave at Wynn Las Vegas, the perfect retreat for indulging in savory small plates. At Jaleo inside the new Cosmopolitan, chef Jose Andres brings the flavors of one of the country's first successful tapas restaurants to Las Vegas.

You can also find delectable tapas choices at Michael Mina's Seablue in the MGM Grand, Blue Martini at Town Square Las Vegas, and more. So bring your appetite to Vegas and enjoy some delicious tapas!

This is HUGE, tiny Elvis: Johnny Smalls now open at Hard Rock

 Johnny Smalls

There is nothing too small for Las Vegas and The Dolce Group is a great example of how smaller is better. The Johnny Smalls restaurant opens at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and takes a no-hassle approach to dining with no reservations, no sequence of service, no entrees = no problems!

This unique restaurant brings big fun with small dishes and there are more than 50 great selections from Spanish tapas, Asian dim sum, Italian antipasti, Mediterranean mezze, Mexican antojitos, and American starters! Here's a sampling of the mouth-watering dishes you can choose from:


  • Hummus Among Us

  • Tator Tots with potato croquettes and truffle oil

  • Small Balls with creamy risotto and short ribs

  • Surf & Turf duo of filet bites and lobster

  • Chinese Take Out Flat Bread with Soya chicken and chili sauce

  • Salad Three Way featuring Caesar, Mediterranean and Southwest

  • Alligator Bites with Fat Tire Ale batter

  • Mac & Cheese Daddy Sliders

  • Chicken and Waffles

  • Grilled PB&J


Check out Johnny Smalls at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and fill up on small dishes before heading out for a huge night on the Vegas Strip. You'll be all set for a night of dancing and mingling at the best nightclubs in the world!

Toned, Tanned, and Totally Summer!

April showers bring May flowers; for most of the world that holds true, but in Las Vegas, April sunshine brings May pool parties and outdoor concerts! It's the start of another A-list summer season in Vegas and the ultra-pools are rolling out the red carpet for you!

Aside from the most spectacular pools in the world, Las Vegas hotels also know how to throw a rockin' afternoon party. The Palms Hotel hosts its annual Ditch Fridays Pool Party at their newly renovated pools. With 3 separate pools, 2 waterfalls, 27 cabanas, and lots of eye candy, Ditch Fridays is your excuse to start the weekend early. During most weekends, chart-topping artists perform live and the top DJ's in the country spin music's hottest hits to keep the action going from morning to sunset!

You won't need your passport to get to Wet Republic, but you do need your swimsuit. It's the perfect "daylife" experience at the MGM Grand Hotel, where the ultimate nightlife vibe merges seamlessly with poolside pampering and relaxation. The adults-only playground is a magnet for partygoers, the glitterati and celebrities from around the world. Dance under the sun to the beats of world-renowned DJs or retreat to your own private cabana.

For the 7th straight season, the Hard Rock Hotel unveils the popular Rehab Pool Party. Made even more famous by a reality TV show, the lagoons at the Hard Rock transform daily into a massive outdoor event. This once intimate poolside party has grown into a true destination weekend with revelers in the thousands. Get in line early for Rock Star Lemonades, world famous DJs, and the largest gathering of toned and tanned bodies on the planet.

Tao Beach is The Venetian Resort's best kept secret located behind TAO nightclub. At Sunset Sundays, the party takes on a higher level of outdoor fun with spectacular views of the Las Vegas Strip. Refreshing drinks from the cocktail bars, spectacular food from Riva, a Wolfgang Puck restaurant, and all kinds of music from renowned DJs makes pool parties at Tao Beach the ultimate highlife experience.

Beginning Memorial Day, check out Encore Beach Club, the newest ultra-pool at Encore Las Vegas. The outdoor pool features two-story cabanas, with pool and Strip views, and is attached to the new Surrender nightclub. With so many options, you need to begin early in your search for the ultimate vacation. You can search rates and availability directly on our website and book directly with your favorite hotel. See you at the pool!

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