David Lee Roth Coming to The House of Blues!

The latest high powered residency to hit Las Vegas is David Lee Roth from Van Halen!

Roth is bringing the Van Halen catalog with him for 9 shows during January and March of 2020.

According to a press release, David Lee Roth: ROCKS VEGAS will feature “26 instantly recognizable songs, including ‘Jump,’ ‘Panama,’ and ‘California Girls.’” It goes on to label the music “the sound of a generational prison break.”

The longtime and current Van Halen singer has announced the residency at Mandalay Bay in the House of Blues, with shows scheduled for January 8th, 10th and 11th - March 18th, 20th, 21st, 25th, 27th and 28th.

A press release promises that Roth will play all the expected big hits and "delight fans with an explosive two-guitar sound," but makes no mention of who will make up the singer's band

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The SAHARA Las Vegas is Back!

In 1947, a gentleman by the name of Milton Prell opened a casino called Club Bingo on the North End of the Las Vegas Strip. 5 years later, Club Bingo would become a luxury hotel and casino to stand the test of time.

At a cost of $5 million dollars, the Hotel Sahara was opened on October 7, 1952. It would remain as the Sahara until May 16, 2011 during a 58 year run. SBE Entertainment was the owner at the time, and the property stay closed until a full renovation was completed. That refit (costing $415 Million) opened the property as the SLS on August 23, 2014.

SBE sold the SLS in April of 2018 after it struggled to find its identity to the Meruelo Group from Reno. That's where the history took a wonderful turn this week. SLS has been rebranded as the Sahara Las Vegas!

As reported here, the announcement was made back in June. It's taken since then to fully implement the Sahara brand throughout. The Sahara has been a staple on the North End of the Strip for so many years, we thought it would be cool for you to know the history.


New baby Dolphin Born at Mirage

The Mirage Hotel and Casino has a new addition who has everyone smiling. A new baby dolphin was born on August 16th at 6:44 PM. Plans for naming the new calf are in the works.

This is the first born for Bella who's the new Mom. Both mom and calf are doing well and currently being cared for in the birthing and research pool. You can see them during normal operating hours at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat.

The Habitat has earned Humane Conservation certification from American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization and the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare and well-being.

The Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage is also accredited by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. They're an international association dedicated to the highest standards of care for marine mammals and to their conservation in the wild through public education, scientific study and wildlife presentations.

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MGM Buys 50% of Sydell Group

Published reports also have another sale in the news. MGM Resorts is buying a 50% stake in the Sydell Group. Sydell is a boutique hotel operator and is non-gaming. This is the first time MGM has acquired an interest that doesn't invlove gaming. No sale figures have been announced on the transaction.

Sydell currently operates the Nomad Hotel at Park MGM. It's part of the hotel within a hotel concept.

An MGM spokesman said "It's part of our next evolution in growth opportunities."


Vegas Gone Country open at Planet Hollywood

Tribute Artists have always been big business in entertainment, just ask Legends who's now the longest running show on the Las Vegas Strip.

The latest is a collection of Country artists called "Vegas Gone Country"  It's from David Saxe Productions and will be a part of their many shows at the V Theater in Planet Hollywood. 

Tributes to George Straight, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Reba, Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, Tim McGraw and more are in the show.

They currently have a rotating cast of artists on the schedule through September 30th.  The show runs daily at 5:30 PM in the V Theater and is open to all ages.

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Cherry Boom Boom at Hooters Las Vegas

A popular late night show is coming back with previews already underway.  Cherry Boom Boom "American Woman: A Rock n Roll a Go Go" officially opens on September 5th.

The show is appearing at the Hooters Hotel and Casino Las Vegas!

It's a high energy erotic dance review from Los Angeles. It's described as:  A seamless flow of red hot music, artistic style and iconic images unleashing the sexy side of Americana. From the ooze of Morphine to the thrash of Zeppelin, these Foxy Ladies will blow your mind and leave you feeling things in all the right places.

The show will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights starting at 11:00 PM.  Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

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"The Terry Bradshaw Show" at Luxor

He's a Hall of Fame Quarterback from the Pittsburgh Steelers, a Broadcaster on Fox NFL Sunday, and now has his own show at Luxor.

Terry Bradshaw will appear in a 70 minute show from August 1st - 4th.  It's a variety of comedy, singing, dance and stories from his past and present showcasing his unique style for life.

Appearing with Bradshaw will be two Star performers from the show Fantasy at Luxor,  Lorena Peril and Anne Martinez.

“The Terry Bradshaw Show” also includes Emmy Award winner, Anita Mann, as director and producer, Beverly Jeanne as executive producer and musical direction by Smokin’ Joe Escriba. The show was written by Jon Macks with original songs by David Goldsmith and John Kavanaugh.

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Hello Kitty Cafe opening in Las Vegas!

The Park Las Vegas has a new addition opening on Friday.  Hello Kitty has become one of the worlds most popular brands and now they're on the Las Vegas Strip.

This will mark the first Nevada location for the highly successful restaurant and store that celebrates all things Hello Kitty.  Located between New York New York and Park MGM, Hello Kitty will feature exclusive treats and merchandise.

Hello Kitty will make a special appearance and the first 50 guests will receive a small gift.

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The SAHARA Is Coming Back to The Strip!

One of the most iconic names from the Las Vegas Strip is coming back!  Just before the 4th of July break, the SLS Las Vegas unveiled they're changing their name to SAHARA.

A dazzling fireworks show and 250 drones lit up the night sky as SAHARA was announced.  The debut of the new name is part of a series of renovations for the boutique Strip resort that will continue well into 2020.  Additional upgrades are scheduled to begin later this year including updates to the hotel lobby and guest check-in with additional improvements to be announced in the coming months.

SAHARA Las Vegas features 1,615 guest suites, more than 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a collection of entertainment venues, lounges, three distinctive pools, a luxurious spa and acclaimed restaurants, including the award-winning BAZAAR Meat by Jose Andres.


Happy 4th of July from Js Travel Consultants

Fireworks for the 4th of July

Las Vegas will be all lit up again with the sounds of patriotic music and plenty of fireworks! America turns 243 this year.

Fireworks are the highlight on the Strip and surrounding areas.

Here's the schedule:

Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa - 9:00 PM

Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa - 9:00 PM

Plaza Hotel and Casino - 9:00 PM

Heritage Park in Henderson - 9:00 PM

Boulder City - 9:00 PM

Lake Las Vegas - 9:00 PM

Caesars Palace - 9:15 PM

Mandalay Bay - 10:30 PM

View from The Strat on the 4th

The Strat won’t be hosting its own fireworks show like it does on New Year’s Eve, but the 1,149-foot-tall tower is a good vantage point for watching displays across the valley.

Head to the recently renovated observation deck that circles the tower for a chance to see the valley from every angle. Admission is $25 for the holiday. You can also hop on sky-high thrill rides X-Scream, Insanity, and Big Shot July 4th - 7th with a one-day pass for $44.95.

Private Viewing Deck at Margaritaville

Margaritaville is throwing a viewing party directly across the street from Caesars Palace to view the fireworks. For $125.00, guests get an open bar, appetizers, and guaranteed seating on a third-floor viewing area.

This has become a very popular spot so get your reservations early!

Mandalay Bay Beach with Mystic Roots

Reggae-pop band Mystic Roots will take the stage at Mandalay Bay Beach, leading up to a fireworks show at 10:30 PM.

Ticket holders can swim in the wave pool, lounge on the sand, and enjoy drinks and food holiday-style.

Along with Caesars Palace, this is the only fireworks show on the Strip, but due to the layout of the beach, the fireworks aren’t quite as easy to view from outside the resort.

Get a ticket and hang on the beach, admission tickets starts at $20.00