IF YOU GO to concerts in Vegas, we have probably bumped elbows, or for sure waited for a beverage in line together. See, I attend quite a few live shows. My wife and I catch around 60-70 concerts per year, give or take, in and around Vegas.
I think that’s why I have been asked to preview the summer series at Red Rock: Revolution – Party for the People. The series of Las Vegas concerts kicks off Memorial Day weekend, and I’m STOKED. Call me biased because I work for Station Casinos if you want – but I’d be Red Rockin’ poolside this summer even if I didn’t. There’s a wide variety of great talent coming to entertain us – and the shows are all just $30!
Let’s face it: a lot of Las Vegans could use an affordable, warm night out under the stars with cold drinks, great music, and beautiful people. That’s exactly what Judy Alberti, our Entertainment VP has line up for us this summer (check out her monthly blog).Oh yeah, and you got to like Red Rock on facebook because we’re giving away free tickets and stuff.
Here’s what you can expect, along with my 2 cents about each show:
5/27 – Barenaked Ladies. Revolution series’ kickoff bash. This will be a big party, with great weather. Expect: lots of sing-a-longs. Except for that one song with the Chinese Chicken. I doubt many know the words. I sure don’t. Barenaked Ladies concert tickets
6/3 – Goo Goo Dolls. Expect: lots of beautiful ladies, fun couples, great rock music for the masses. You’ll know the songs from years of hits. Look forward to a perfect warm night of poolside music and happy people. Can’t beat that. Goo Goo Dolls concert tickets
Red Rock is offering a cool package deal where you get
2 free tickets with any Friday night stay!
6/10 – O.A.R. I’m really looking forward to seeing this band live. I recently watched an HDNet concert of theirs, and it was fantastic. They are known as one of the best performances you can catch. Think DMB/Phish vibe, lots of long, super funky guitar solos and killer harmonies. O.A.R. concert tickets
6/17 – Steel Pulse. I’m not a huge reggae fan, but I absolutely love reggae shows. I saw UB40 at the Red Rock pool a few years ago (before I worked for Station Casinos) and my friends and I had a blast. Reggae is good-time music. If you attend this show and you don’t have fun, you should check your pulse. Steel Pulse concert tickets
6/24 – Gavin DeGraw. Expect: groovy piano jams with fun, funky vocals. You’ll know the songs, and if you’re not sure, go to YouTube. His tunes are the ones with 4.8, 3.6, and 1.8 million views. Gavin DeGraw concert tickets
7/1 – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. A friend and co-worker turned me on to GP & TN after her last visit to Las Vegas. He just said: go buy this album and see her next time they’re in town. I did, and I will. You should too, if you like great rock n roll music. Grace Potter concert tickets
7/8 – Puddle Of Mudd. Expect: loud, hot, and heavy. None of these are bad things. I recommend cutting loose and opening up to this type of band, if you don’t already. You’ll find that this is a very good, well-rounded band. I bet you’ll even find that you know more songs than you thought. Puddle Of Mudd concert tickets
7/15 – Neon Trees. Expect: big, beautiful crowd. Then Expect: to be humming their songs for a few days and weeks after the show. They recently opened for The Killers and My Chemical Romance, and again, if you need a sample, check out YouTube. (Roughly 10 million other people did!) Neon Trees concert tickets
7/29 – Lifehouse. This is one of the biggest bands of the last 10 years. You’ll recognize many of their songs from rotation of our radio partner, Mix 94.1 here in Las Vegas, as well as various TV shows, like Smallville, Cold Case, Grey’s Anatomy, Scrubs and The Hills. Expect: big turnout, great party. You can already picture the ladies singing along in the pool, can’t ’cha? Lifehouse concert tickets
8/5 – Weezer. This series will end with a plaid-patterned, pocket-protected bang, friends. That’s because, frankly, Weezer is just that huge. Who knew “nerd-rock” was even a genre? I saw Weezer play at Vegoose a few years ago, and they made me into a fan. Expect: a sell-out. Expect: an awesome party. Expect: to know all the songs. Expect: to be blown away! Weezer concert tickets
Have you seen any of the bands in concert already? Which are you coming to for sure? … thinking about coming? Let me know below!