Pitch Perfect: Las Vegas' 10 Best Live Music Venues

Las Vegas is home to some of the world's most popular singers for a reason: our music venues are all topnotch. After all, how could we be the Entertainment Capital of the World if we didn't have some of the country's coolest stages to perform on? From the house Celine Dion built, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, to the most rockin' venue in town, The Joint, artists have not one, but several state-of-the-art theaters to choose from whenever they come to Las Vegas.

While the city may be home to some of the most prestigious theaters in the country, though, part of what makes Las Vegas such a cool place for artists and music fans alike is that it is always welcoming exciting new venues into the mix. Take, for instance, Brooklyn Bowl, which lets concert goers enjoy a show while bowling. The spacious venue also serves fare by celebrated restauranteurs Blue Ribbon, offering guests a concert experience that's simply unmatched.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, meanwhile, offers guests several performance venues in one place, so visitors have a variety of artists and shows to choose from. From jazz musicians to Broadway musicals, there's sure to be something for everyone to enjoy on its diverse schedule of events.

So whether you want to see your favorite singer perform in a large arena or an intimate concert hall, our list of Las Vegas' 10 best venues for live music is guaranteed to hit all the right notes.



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--not...  Read More

The Smith Center
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This $470 million world-class performing arts center in downtown Las Vegas features a blend of performances by resident companies (including the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Nevada Ballet Theatre), first-run touring attractions and internationally...  Read More

The AXIS Powered by Monster
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Originally the Aladdin Theater for the Performing Arts, The AXIS Powered by Monster is the newly renovated 7,000-seat theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Featuring programming by Live Nation, the venue hosts a variety of events...  Read More

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The Joint
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It should come as no surprise that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is home to one of Billboard Magazine's "Top 25 Music Clubs in the U.S." (2013). Having racked up numerous awards, The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with...  Read More

The Pearl
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One of Las Vegas' premier music venues, The Pearl is known for its eclectic bookings; everyone from Jay Z and Gregg Allman to LCD Soundsystem and Further has graced its stage. Able to accommodate up to 2,500 guests, the intimate venue features a...  Read More

Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
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One of the largest music venues in the country, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is quickly becoming the place to see a concert. With three levels spanning nearly 80,000 square feet, it offers programming throughout the day and late into the night. On...  Read More

The Chelsea
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Inspired by some of the world's most iconic venues, including Paris' Olympia hall, London's Apollo Theatre and Prague's Estates Theatre, The Chelsea is The Cosmopolitan's versatile 40,000-square-foot performance and event space. Designed by...  Read More

Mandalay Bay Events Center
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If your favorite artist is coming to Las Vegas, odds are they're performing at this modern 12,000-seat sports and entertainment complex if they're not across the street at its sister property, the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Having played host to...  Read More

MGM Grand Garden Arena
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When Barbra Streisand's the first person to perform on your stage, you know you're destined for greatness. Home to major awards shows and music festivals including the Billboards Music Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards and the...  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. Built at a cost of $95 million, it was originally created for Celine Dion's "A New...  Read More


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