The Las Vegas Music Scene


The music scene in Vegas has historically been full of greats. Whilst Vegas is known for being the physical equivalent to sites like for its array of games, it also has had a long history with the entertainment business. Some of the best acts of all time have headlined here including legendary performers like Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. Here many casinos have music venues as well as stand along concert halls. Here are some of the best examples of where music shows can be found in Vegas.


The MGM Grand Garden Arena was inspired by Madison Square Garden in New York. Located at the MGM Grand Casino, this venue also hosts the Billboard Music Awards. The music genres performed here vary extensively and include Elton John and Bon Jovi. Upcoming performers include Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Buffet. One of the most well liked concert venues in Vegas by both performers and spectators is the Pearl which is part of the Palms Casino. This intimate venue places guest close to the stage with no one farther than 120 feet away. Artists such as Mariah Carey, Coldplay, Maroon 5 and 50 Cent have performed here. Heading to Vegas in the near future? Expect to find performances by Alice Cooper and Styx. The Terry Fator Theatre is not associated with a casino and is found on Las Vegas Blvd.


The casino complex at Mandalay Bay features the House of Blues. Built in 1999, the House of Blues can accommodate 2,000 guests. While blues is the dominant music genre, Sunday mornings do feature gospel music. Featured artists here include Jerrod Neimann, Savoy, Twenty One Pilots, Issues and Anberlin. Vegas’ music history had led to the development of many different music venues offering a wide variety for everyone.