All The Right Notes: The Las Vegas Strip's 10 Best Music Venues

Heather Turk

By , Local Expert, Las Vegas
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Given that Las Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World, it should come as no surprise that the Strip has several different types of music venues for audiences to see their favorite artists perform in.

Some of the world's top touring acts frequent some of the Strip's biggest stages throughout the year, like the MGM Grand Garden Arena and the Mandalay Bay Events Center. During the summer months, however, many artists perform poolside at more intimate venues like Mandalay Bay Beach and the Boulevard Pool, providing concert-goers with a truly unique experience.

Vegas lounges also offer audiences a more intimate venue to...  Read more »

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    The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

    Las Vegas' premier music venue, more than 7 million people have seen a show at The Colosseum.

    Local Expert Tip: "Can't afford an orchestra seat? No problem. There isn't a bad seat in The Colosseum. When seated, no fan is more than 120 feet from the stage."

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    MGM Grand Garden Arena

    One of the Strip's top music venues, the MGM Grand Garden Arena has welcomed everyone from Madonna to Paul McCartney to its stage.

    Local Expert Tip: "Given that the arena holds 16,800 people, traffic can be a nightmare when trying to park for an event. Use the back entrance off Koval versus the side entrance off Tropicana, as it's usually less crowded."

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    Mandalay Bay Events Center

    The Mandalay Bay Events Center consistently attracts some of music's biggest acts.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to buy your tickets in advance for the best seats possible."

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    Mandalay Bay Beach

    Surf, songs and sand--what more could concert-goers want?

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to bring your flip-flops, as you wouldn't want sand to get in your shoes!"

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    Boulevard Pool

    Boasting stunning views of the stage and Strip, the Boulevard Pool is one of Las Vegas' most unique venues to see a concert.

    Local Expert Tip: "Since majority of the tickets are standing-room only, be sure to arrive early to secure the best vantage point."

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    House of Blues

    House of Blues provides an intimate setting for guests to see their favorite music and comedy acts in--including Carlos Santana.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to wear close-toed shoes if you have general admission tickets--the area in front of the stage can get crowded, and you don't want someone stepping on your exposed toes!"

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    Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill

    Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill provides country music fans with a place to enjoy live acts hand-picked by Keith himself.

    Local Expert Tip: "Leave your Red Solo Cup at home and try one of Toby Keith's cocktails instead, served in a mason jar."

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    Napoleon's Lounge

    Not only does Napoleon's Lounge host one of the city's top dueling pianos shows, but the intimate lounge is also where Taylor Hicks performs.

    Local Expert Tip: "Dueling pianos is always more fun when you have a larger party, so be sure to bring along some friends!"

  • 9

    Petrossian Bar

    With its remarkable lineup of professional pianists, Petrossian Bar is the perfect place to listen to some great music in an elegant atmosphere.

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to try the Bellagio Cocktail, a mix of Alizé Red Passion, sparkling wine and passion fruit."

  • 10

    Bar at Times Square

    Las Vegas' best piano bar, The Bar at Times Square always serves up a good time.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't miss the Sax Man perform Sun.-Thur. from 3-7 p.m. Admission is free."



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