10 Best Places to Hear Live Music on the Las Vegas Strip

If you’re hoping to hear some live music while you’re in Las Vegas, you’ll be happy to find the Strip is full of music venues, from huge arenas to small lounges.

One of the Strip's most memorable concert experiences is found inside The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Home to some of the world's top recording artists, including Celine Dion and Elton John, The Colosseum houses some of the Strip's most impressive musical productions.

In recent years Las Vegas has gained quite a bit of concert seating for big names. Large venues, like the T-Mobile Arena, can host even the largest events with seating up to 20,000. Make sure to plan ahead when you’re attending a show at these big venues. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive at your seats, and consider alternatives to driving so you don’t have to contend with traffic jams and scarce (not to mention expensive) parking.

Smaller music venues on the Strip offer more intimate experiences, like The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, with a maximum seating of 2,500. Smaller halls and rooms give the audience a different experience than the stadium-style concerts do, which is great for music enthusiasts who like to feel as close as they can to the performers.

Still wondering where to catch some tunes? Our list should give you some ideas on the best places on the Strip to hear live music.



Carnaval Court keeps the party going from lunch until the wee hours of the morning, and you have to have music for that. The bands at Carnaval Court are Las Vegas lounge regulars who know how to keep the crowd on its feet. DJs are on hand as...  Read More



Rose.Rabbit.Lie. blurs the lines between theater, club, restaurant and bar. This is a place that specializes in unpredictable evenings, so you can expect the unexpected. The spontaneous, live performers include singers and dancers, but there is...  Read More

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
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One of the most interesting things about Brooklyn Bowl is trying to define it. It's a concert venue, a bowling alley and a restaurant. The concert venue is standing room only, but you can splurge on "seats" at the bowling lanes adjacent to the...  Read More



The new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is the Strip's first major, stand-alone venue of its size. With a seating capacity of up to 20,000, this arena is large enough for any major performances, from concerts to professional sporting events (most...  Read More



Featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in a one-of-a-kind custom-designed environment designed to bring fans and artists together, the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay is one of the country's preeminent live music venues....  Read More

The Chelsea
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The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas showcases a wide range of artists, from those who are well-known to artists who are just gaining traction. The result is a impressively wide array of musical choices for concert goers. The venue...  Read More

Mandalay Bay Beach
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One of the Strip's most unique concert-going experiences, Mandalay Bay Beach hosts its Beach Concert Series every year in the warmer months. Music lovers are invited to bring their blankets and sit on the beach or wade in the surf as they listen...  Read More



The Zappos Theater started life several decades ago as the Aladdin Theater for the Performing Arts, and while the Aladdin is long gone, the theater remains. Extensive renovations have kept up the theater's appearance and amenities, both for...  Read More

MGM Grand Garden Arena
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Barbra Streisand was the first performer to grace the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, which was a sign of the great entertainers to come. The venue has been home to major awards shows and music festivals including the Academy of Country...  Read More



Las Vegas' premier music venue, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace has been home to some of the world's greatest entertainers since opening its doors in 2003. It was originally created for Celine Dion's "A New Day..." but has gone on to host more...  Read More


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