What to expect at Harrah’s Las Vegas

What to expect at Harrah’s Las Vegas

Every year I take a summer vacation (I don’t like the word staycation) on the Vegas Strip. The week away from work gives me a chance to enjoy Vegas like a tourist instead of a resident. It’s like the good ole days when I was an east coaster making a semi-annual visit to my favorite city outside of New York.

NHL Announces Vegas Golden Knights 2019-2020 Schedule

NHL Announces Vegas Golden Knights 2019-2020 Schedule

The NHL recently released the schedules for every team in the professional hockey league. Since their inception, the Vegas Golden Knights have drawn fans from all over the country. Las Vegas locals love their team that plays at T-Mobile Arena. Tourists plan trips to Las Vegas in part so they can see their favorite home team play in Sin City.

Guitar Legend Carlos Santana Continues Intimate Residency at House of Blues in 2020

Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana Photo by ©Roberto Finizio

Press Release: Las Vegas (Aug. 5, 2019) – Carlos Santana continues an enormous year with touring dates, milestone anniversaries, the continuation of his House of Blues Las Vegas residency and the release of his latest album, Africa Speaks. As he celebrates these accomplishments, another exciting announcement comes to light…the legend’s residency, An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live at the House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, will continue into 2020. Tickets for the 2020 performances will go on sale Friday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. Tickets for all previously announced show dates are currently on sale. All shows begin at 8 p.m.

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Santana is preparing for his fall 2019 run at House of Blues which kicks off mid-September.

2019 performance dates:
Sept. 18, 20-22, 25, 27-29
Oct. 30
Nov. 1-3, 6, 8-10

2020 performance dates:
Jan. 22, 24-26, 28-29, 31– just added!
Feb. 1– just added!
May 13, 15-17, 20, 22-24– just added!

The dates in 2020 mark the eighth year of the intimate, live concert experience at the House of Blues where fans have partied all night within a few feet of the musical icon with the La Zona Fiesta tickets. The popular VIP packages will again be available for purchase with customizable experiences that include limited edition photos and specialty dining/beverage packages featuring stage-side dining.

Tickets for An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live start at $99.50, plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available by visiting House of Blues.com/Santana, MandalayBay.com, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. For additional information, visit santana.com. CITI presales begin Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m., visit CitiPrivatePass.com for more information. CITI is the official credit card of the concert series. The House of Blues, Live Nation and Foundation Room presales begin Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m.

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A portion of all tickets sold will be donated to The Milagro Foundation. Milagro (“Miracle”) is a charitable foundation supporting underrepresented and vulnerable children and youth in the areas of arts, education and health. The Milagro Foundation was created in 1998 by Carlos Santana and his family to benefit children worldwide.

Another contribution will be made to the House of Blues Music Forward Foundation. Founded in 1993, Music Forward Foundation accelerates real-life skills for youth using music as the bridge to success. By channeling the power of music, we help kids create pathways to productive, sustainable, and fulfilling lives. Through music industry mentorships and access to music education, we are removing the barriers between need and success. Learn more at www.hobmusicforward.org

Raiders, Allegiant Agree on Naming Rights Deal For Las Vegas Stadium

Allegiant Stadium
Allegiant Stadium

Press Release: LAS VEGAS – The Raiders and Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announced an agreement for the naming rights to Las Vegas Stadium, the under-construction future home of the Raiders and UNLV football.

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“We’re thrilled that our future home will be known as Allegiant Stadium,” said Raiders President Marc Badain. “As the hometown airline, Allegiant is the perfect partner to showcase the incredible support we continue to receive from the Southern Nevada community. We are grateful to all involved who worked diligently to make Allegiant Stadium a reality.”

This partnership with the Raiders presents a global branding opportunity for the Las Vegas-based company as Allegiant will have its name showcased on the 1.75 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art domed stadium that will also host many world-class major sports and entertainment events.

Allegiant Stadium will also serve as site of the Las Vegas Bowl beginning in 2020, which will feature a Pac-12 football opponent versus either a Big Ten or SEC opponent, as well as the 2020 and 2021 Pac-12 Football Championship Game.

“This partnership is an incredibly exciting opportunity to join Las Vegas’ hometown airline with its new hometown NFL team,” said Maury Gallagher, Allegiant chairman and chief executive officer. “It will not only amplify our growing brand as the only U.S. airline focused on leisure travel and experiences, but will also provide access to NFL games and special opportunities for fans across the country. We are thrilled to be able to bring Raider Nation to its new capital—Las Vegas.”

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With 55 nonstop routes from cities across the country, Allegiant brings more than 1.2 million customers to Las Vegas each year. Allegiant’s affordable, all-nonstop flights – along with special fan travel packages – will offer Raiders fans everywhere unprecedented access to see their favorite team.

This partnership will allow Allegiant to feature exterior signage at the transformational facility that is set to become the latest jewel along the internationally-known, iconic skyline of the Las Vegas Strip.

The Raiders and Allegiant are also teaming up to provide additional enhancements, rewarding customers and fans with unique in-game and season-long promotions including the “Allegiant Connection of the Game” linking a lucky fan to their favorite Raiders player, and an opportunity to win “Fan Traveler of the Year” honors.

The Raiders and Allegiant share a deep commitment to the community which offers even more synergy to the partnership as they will unite in programs and activations that benefit Southern Nevada residents. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Allegiant currently generates nearly $3 billion in annual economic impact for the state of Nevada.

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Legends Global Partnerships represented the Raiders to secure the naming rights agreement with Allegiant as a part of their duties as the stadium’s official premium ticketing and sponsorships agency.

Comedy Icon Jeff Dunham To Bring His New International Tour To The Colosseum At Caesars Palace Nov. 3 & Dec. 1, 2019 Feb. 16, March 15 & May 24, 2020

Jeff Dunham Las Vegas
Jeff Dunham Las Vegas

Press Release: LAS VEGAS (August 5, 2019) – For the past twelve years, Jeff Dunham and his somewhat-inappropriate-proteges, Peanut, Walter, José Jalapeño, Bubba J. and Achmed the Dead Terrorist, have filled arenas across the U.S. and the world with their multiple, blockbuster tours. Now, Dunham and his cohorts will bring their brand-new international tour, “JEFF DUNHAM: SERIOUSLY!?” to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for five dates – Nov. 3 and Dec. 1, 2019; and Feb. 16, March 15 and May 24, 2020. The shows are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

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General ticket prices beginning at $46 plus applicable tax and fees, go on sale to the general public starting Friday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. PT at ticketmaster.com or in-person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace box office.

Citi is the official presale credit card of Jeff Dunham’s dates at The Colosseum. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. PT until Thursday, Aug. 8 at 10 p.m. PT through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. In addition, Caesars Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment’s loyalty program, as well as Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers will have access to a presale beginning Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, Aug. 8 at 10 p.m. PT.

In addition to Dunham’s new tour, the world-renowned performer’s new Netflix Originals stand-up special entitled “Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself” premieres this September. This will be Dunham’s second Netflix Originals special, and the eighth in his string of record-breaking stand-up television events. The impressive event was shot in front of 16,000 fans at the American Airlines Center in his hometown of Dallas, Texas, where Dunham introduced his new character, “Larry,” the personal advisor to the President, who has now earned his spot with the troop on the tour.

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Dunham has built an entertainment empire over 30-plus years of non-stop touring and performance innovation. With 10 million followers on Facebook and 2 million YouTube subscribers, amassing well over a billion views, the comedian/ventriloquist has carved out his own unique space in the comedy world. His accomplishments have led to record-breaking viewership with his standup specials on Netflix, NBC, and Comedy Central. His astonishing arena packing power puts him on par with major music acts like Luke Bryan and Metallica.

Vegas News | Tropicana, M life Changes, Rumors and More

Vegas News | Tropicana, M life Changes, Rumors and More – TravelZork

I’m always in awe of Las Vegas. There’s so much happening. There’s also a lot that’s almost happening. This week we’ll touch on both ends of the spectrum without even mentioning the possibility of All Net Arena being built or the Virgin train. We will also touch on some M life changes.

Voie Spa & Salon at Paris Las Vegas Offers French-Inspired Mind and Body Wellness Experiences

Voie Spa Paris Las Vegas
Voie Spa Paris Las Vegas

Press Release: LAS VEGAS (Aug. 1, 2019) – Inspired by sensory journeys throughout various regions of France, the all-new Voie Spa & Salon at Paris Las Vegas is a luxe 25,000-square-foot facility. French for “way,” Voie invites guests to indulge in premium services that infuse natural notes of France’s countryside into a decadent mind and body wellness experience that mixes therapies, senses, and tastes.

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With a total investment of more than $92 million this year as the resort celebrates its 20th anniversary, Paris Las Vegas offers elevated experiences for its guests including the new Voie Spa & Salon, an additional 1,600 renovated guest rooms and the free, nightly Eiffel Tower light show.

Set in a modern, elegant atmosphere, Voie Spa & Salon offers a wide range of treatments including Codage facials and wine mask treatments from France, specialized dry brushing and bathing experiences to detoxify the body, signature sound therapy massages and hydra-cleansing treatments tailored to individual needs.

“As Paris Las Vegas celebrates its platinum anniversary this year, Voie Spa & Salon is an exceptional addition to the resort that continues to bring the same sophistication and romance of the European City of Light to the heart of The Strip,” said Nathan Armogan, senior vice president and general manager of Paris Las Vegas.

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Signature treatments at Voie Spa include:

Voie Signature Facial: This high-tech, customized sensory facial will treat guests’ specific needs through a variety of active serums and results in clearer, radiant skin. Voie Spa & Salon has paired marine biotechnology with its hydradermabrasion procedure that combines exfoliation, extraction and antioxidant protection simultaneously. This premium experience incorporates sensory touch points throughout the 110-minute treatment, including hands, feet, neck, shoulders and back.

Voie Luxe Escape: Through this 2.5-hour customizable journey, guests will enjoy a different experience during each visit. The journey begins with a Thalassotherapy bath, which is rich in natural minerals from sea water. The experience continues with an exfoliation treatment personalized by skin type. Guests also enjoy a custom rose-colored pink salt stone massage, complemented by one of the following French regional scents: “Lavender Everlasting Detox” from Provence, “Cedar Cypress” from the Forests, “Mandarin Sweet Orange Vitality” from Corsica, or

“Tiare Flower and Jasmine Relaxation” from French Polynesia. Lastly, guests are cocooned in a comforting wrap with a Dijon milk and honey mask and rejuvenating scalp treatment.

Salt and Sea: As the French use dry brushing techniques to soften the skin and bring circulation to the body, guests will experience dry brushing with a bio marine self-heating bubbly mud along the spine during an oil-infused scalp massage in this 110-minute journey. Followed by a seawater bath, guests will be truly relaxed with a rose thermal salt stone massage containing natural minerals that provide a gentle exfoliation for smooth and hydrated skin.

Alongside the spa, Voie Salon takes guests on a sensory journey through premier, customizable services. The salon features haircuts and hair treatments for men and women including: beard treatments, blowouts, highlighting, color, color correction, full waxing and lash extensions.

Additional salon offerings include cosmetic applications and lessons, bridal services, aromatherapy manicures and pedicures, gel and acrylic nails, paraffin dip and spray tanning. Guests that book a salon treatment will also enjoy a scalp, shoulder and neck massage using one of the French regional scents.

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Signature treatments at Voie Salon include:

Très Belle Hair and Scalp Rituals: Voie Salon exclusively offers a variety of 20-minute hair rituals using René Furterer’s high-end French product line. Based on a belief that botany is full of essential virtues that can give hair its original strength and beauty, French hairdresser René Furterer was the first to create plant-based haircare products that are both effective and highly appealing to the senses. He selected rare and precious essential oils and transformed the quintessence of plants into an ultimate nectar, enhancing their therapeutic powers.

Signature Scalp Detox Ritual: Purify the scalp and increase microcirculation with this lavender and orange massage-based pre-shampoo concentrate.

Sensitive Scalp Detox Ritual: Featuring cooling mint and eucalyptus oils, this treatment instantly soothes irritated and itchy scalps.

Nourishing Ritual: Shea Butter and Cimentrio Complex helps restore hair suppleness, bounce and shine.

Soothing Ritual: Echinacea and cooling mint protect against sensitivity.
Strengthening Ritual: Sage and lemon oils help thinning hair by restoring vitality, volume and strength.

Thinning Ritual: This leave-in serum is formulated to address progressive, hereditary hair thinning. Promotes the appearance of thicker, fuller hair.

Color Protection Ritual: Repair and protect hair while nourishing and fortifying hair and scalp. Reduces scalp sensitivity during color process.

In addition to the full-service salon, the expansive Voie Spa & Salon facility features a fitness center; men’s and women’s relaxation lounges with aroma steam rooms, whirlpools, saunas and showers; couple’s suites and sound therapy tables.

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For more information or to book an appointment, please visit VoieSpa.com. All consultations are complimentary at Voie Spa & Salon.

Mama Rabbit Bar at Park MGM to Debut on August 28

Mama Rabbit at Park MGM
Mama Rabbit at Park MGM (MGM Resorts Design Agency)

Press Release: Las Vegas (August 1, 2019) – ¡Salud! Featuring Las Vegas’ most extensive collection of mezcal and tequila, Mama Rabbit Bar will make its debut at Park MGM this August. Mama Rabbit is an ode to Oaxacan culture curated by James Beard Award-winning mezcalera Bricia Lopez.

The first opportunity to explore Mama Rabbit’s offerings, hand-selected by Lopez who is widely credited for the rise of mezcal in the United States, will be August 28. The industry party that evening will be open to the public and will feature the first taste of Mama Rabbit’s signature cocktails, spirits and light bites, along with live entertainment.

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Celebrations continue Mexican Independence Day weekend with a VIP grand opening party September 13. Following the invite-only event, Mama Rabbit will open to the public at 11 p.m.

Born and raised in Mitla, Oaxaca, rich in culinary tradition and indigenous food culture, Lopez comes from a long lineage of Oaxacan Mezcal craftsmen. In 1994, her father founded Guelaguetza, a James Beard Award-winning Oaxacan restaurant that has become a temple to Oaxacan food and tradition in Los Angeles and the U.S. Lopez is a staunch proponent of Oaxacan culture and an integral figure in the gastronomic culture of Los Angeles. She was named LA’s official Mezcalera by Mayor Eric Garcetti, one of Zagat’s 16 Power Players in LA’s dining and drinking scene and lovingly dubbed a “Oaxacan Princess” by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jonathan Gold.

Under Lopez’ guidance, Mama Rabbit’s menu will feature Oaxacan spirits with contemporary American mixology. Tableside carts, elaborate bottle presentations, a gourmet salt-rim program and an unprecedented exploration of agave spirits will curate a new and original Mexican cocktail drinking experience.

Designed by DesignAgency’s LA studio, the interior will fuse the dynamic atmosphere of a Mexican taverna with the intimate and sexy allure of a speakeasy. Lively music will capture the state of Oaxaca’s electric energy while a bold and bright art program pays homage to the region’s famously vibrant art scene.

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Guests can expect three distinct environments to set the mood for their night. A double-sided bar will serve walk-up guests daily, while the sophisticated taverna will treat guests to relaxed surroundings. The lounge, complete with luxe banquettes and an elaborately decorated fireplace, will feature a robust lineup of entertainment that transitions the mood of the venue throughout the evening.

The name Mama Rabbit is inspired by the legend of Mayahuel, the goddess of agave and fertility, said to have had 400 rabbit children and nourished them with mezcal and tequila. Over time, those rabbits came to symbolize the entire spectrum of feelings one experiences while embracing the spirits. And now, it’s Mayahuel’s time to come back to life and reclaim her place in the world as Mama Rabbit.

To receive further updates about Mama Rabbit, visit drinkmamarabbitlv.com.

Foreigner Headlining Las Vegas Residency Coming To The Venetian Resort Las Vegas January 24 – February 1 & April 17 – 25, 2020

Foreigner Las Vegas Residency
Foreigner Las Vegas Residency

Press Release: LAS VEGAS (August 1, 2019) – FOREIGNER will be taking over the Las Vegas Strip in 2020 with their exclusive headlining residency show at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas beginning Friday, Jan. 24.

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Tickets starting at $49.95, plus applicable fees, go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. PT. VIP packages including front row experiences and meet and greets will also be available. Tickets will be available for purchase at Ticketmaster.com, venetian.com, any box office at The Venetian Resort or by calling 702.414.9000 or 866.641.7469. All shows are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

FOREIGNER fan club members will have access to a pre-sale beginning Friday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. PT. Grazie loyalty members and Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers will receive access to a pre-sale beginning Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. PT. All pre-sales will end Thursday, Aug. 8 at 10 p.m. PT.

The 10 performances going on sale are:

January 2020: 24, 25, 29, 31
February 2020: 1
April 2020: 17, 18, 22, 24, 25

With ten multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million.

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Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way From Home” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” FOREIGNER still rocks the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success.

FOREIGNER’s lineup includes founder and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Mick Jones, the visionary maestro whose stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate FOREIGNER‘s influence and guide the band to new horizons; lead singer Kelly Hansen, one of rock’s greatest showmen who has led FOREIGNER into the digital age while inspiring a whole new generation of fans; multi-instrumentalist Tom Gimbel; noted bassist Jeff Pilson; Michael Bluestein on keyboards; guitarist Bruce Watson; and Chris Frazier on drums. An unprecedented new level of energy led the group to a re-emergence of astounding music that speaks to FOREIGNER‘s enduring popularity.

Fantasy Football Draft Watch Parties at the D

Fremont Street Concert Outside of The D Las Vegas
Fremont Street Concert Outside of The D

Press Release: LAS VEGAS – Beginning in August and running through September, the D Las Vegas will host “2019 Fantasy Football Draft Party,” the ultimate virtual sports draft destination. A top hotspot for personalized viewing celebrations in Downtown Las Vegas, the venue will offer its signature Man Caves for booking and delicious food and beverage packages.

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Private Man Caves can be reserved to accommodate a minimum group of eight people for $40 per person. All reservations will include:

• $25 match play chips.
• Four in-suite televisions for viewing fun.
• A private cocktail server.
• A complimentary first drink.
• One “Draft Kit” that includes a signature draft book and customized pencil. Available upon request.

In addition, groups can purchase one of the D’s customized food and beverage packages including an open bar, a hot platter with classic chicken tenders, a nacho bar, hamburger sliders, or a cold platter featuring hummus, bean dip and more.

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For more information or to reserve a table please visit theD.com.