The Las Vegas Strip's 10 Best Music Venues: Feel the Beat

Las Vegas attracts performers from all over the world, and the Strip has several different types of music venues. Whether you’re hoping to catch one of the newest, hottest bands or just kick back and enjoy piano music, there’s a place on the Strip for you.

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. During the summer months, however, many artists perform poolside at more intimate venues like Mandalay Bay Beach, providing concert-goers with a truly unique experience.

Vegas lounges also offer audiences a more intimate venue to enjoy live music in, like the Petrossian Bar, where "Pianist to the Presidents" David Osbourne performs regularly. If the refined style of this elegant bar isn’t quite what you’re looking for, Las Vegas has other piano bars where singing along is almost mandatory.

One of the Strip's most memorable concert experiences can be 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 the Strip's most stunning musical productions, with no seat more than 120 feet away from the stage.

Whether you want to see your favorite act with several thousand fans, or just watch a music legend up close, the Las Vegas Strip has plenty of places for people to go to enjoy a show they won't soon forget. Here's our picks for the Strip's 10 best live music venues.

Bar at Times Square
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Located in the heart of New York-New York Hotel & Casino, great drinks and dueling pianos are the focus nightly at this boisterous bar. Guests can request and sing along to their favorite choruses while enjoying a cocktail from the...  Read More

Petrossian Bar
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For a more laid-back evening, head on over to the Bellagio's Petrossian Lounge, where guests can enjoy live music from a one-of-a-kind Steinway grand. Pianists perform daily from 10 a.m.-12:45 a.m. and include a range of talented performers like...  Read More

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
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One of the most intriguing 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 the bowling lanes (which feature large, comfortable sofas) are...  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. The...  Read More

Featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology in a one-of-a-kind custom-designed environment aimed at bringing 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 artists that are well-known and just gaining traction, giving concert goers a wide array of musical choices. The venue is a marvel of technology and takes its inspiration from iconic venues...  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

Nine Fine Irishmen offers brings a little bit of the Emerald Isle to Las Vegas, including the music. This bar and restaurant features Irish dishes for lunch and dinner, an impressive variety of drinks and beers and live entertainment to keep...  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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