Whether you’re a local or visiting Las Vegas, you likely know that Vegas is considered the entertainment capital of the world. This nickname comes from the fact that there are so many different kinds of entertainment in Las Vegas.
Whether it’s sporting events, concerts from A-list musicians, Las Vegas shows, or casinos, there are so many things to do in Las Vegas. No matter what your interests are or the kind of trip you want to have, you can find something wonderful to see in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas show options range from family-friendly fare to more adult-centered choices, so you can pick what works best for your group.
But, with so many options to choose from, how do you know which Las Vegas show you should see? This guide from Il Toro E La Capra covers some of the most popular shows on the Las Vegas stage right now. Let’s get started.
“O” by Cirque du Soleil® at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino
This show at the Bellagio is classic Las Vegas and Cirque du Soleil. While there are usually multiple Cirque du Soleil shows running in Las Vegas at any given time, this is one of the best right now. It has a great balance of acrobatics and special effects, and it’s a good option for the entire family.
The Mentalist at Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino
There are many different kinds of Las Vegas shows, but one category Las Vegas is known for is magician and magic shows.
The Mentalist is the show of Gerry McCambridge who had his own reality show of the same name. During this performance, McCambridge puts on an entertaining show that’s a mix of magic, comedy, and mind-reading.
Jabbawockeez At MGM Grand
Along with extravaganzas by Cirque du Soleil and magic shows, Las Vegas is also home to many other exciting performances, including the iconic Jabbawockeez hip-hop dance crew.
You can see this exciting performance at the MGM Grand, and the audience tends to love this eclectic, powerful dance group.
Mad Apple By Cirque du Soleil At New York, New York Hotel
Given the name of the hotel, it’s probably not a surprise that the Las Vegas performance featured here is all about the Big Apple, or NYC itself.
This unique Cirque du Soleil performance takes viewers outside of Las Vegas and to the other side of the country with visuals and performances centered around life in New York City.
Blue Man Group at the Luxor Hotel and Casino
One of the most well-known acts in all Vegas shows is the Blue Man Group. They’ve been a staple of Las Vegas nightlife for many years, and there’s a reason they are so popular. Of course, it’s hard to ignore this performing group when they show up on stage with blue-painted skin.
The show itself features a mix of dance and art and is a nice balance of popular and obscure references and creative approaches.
America’s Got Talent At The Luxor Hotel
Do you like watching America’s Got Talent on television? While watching at home is enjoyable, why not experience the excitement in person? You can do just that at the America’s Got Talent Presents Superstars Live show at The Luxor.
This Las Vegas performance is special because it features a variety of popular acts featured on the television series over the years. Think of it as a greatest hits compilation of sorts!
Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil® at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Another Cirque du Soleil show currently playing in Las Vegas is the Michael Jackson ONE playing at Mandalay Bay. This performance is a bit different than some of the others on this list because it’s a specific tribute to Michale Jackson.
The performance by Cirque du Soleil features hit songs by the musical artist combined with acrobatics, visuals, and dancing. It’s an exciting and upbeat show that the entire family will enjoy.
What About Concerts In Las Vegas?
Along with the more typical Las Vegas performances that many people expect from the city, Vegas is also host to many concerts and sporting events.
Many artists stop in Las Vegas while on tour, while others have more permanent residences. The best way to know which concerts are currently available and still selling tickets is to research right before your trip.
Where Do You Buy Las Vegas Show Tickets?
There are multiple places you can get Las Vegas Show tickets, so you’ll want to do a bit of research. It often depends on the show and the venue. Generally speaking, you can buy tickets to Las Vegas shows through:
- Online ticket sale sites like Ticketmaster and StubHub
- Through Vegas-centered websites like Vegas.com
- By contacting the venues themselves whether online or over the phone
Keep in mind that ticket prices can vary greatly from show to show. You should also be aware that many people try to scam people out of tickets, so it’s important not to buy tickets through places like Facebook Marketplace. Instead, go through official channels.
You’ll also want to double-check ticket policies. You’ll want to ask questions like, “Are the tickets refundable?”
Dinner And A Show With Mexican-Italian Fusion
When you’re seeing a Las Vegas performance, whether at the MGM Grand, New York, New York Hotel, or anywhere else, you need some food to go along with the experience.
At Il Toro E La Capra, we offer a wide range of Mexican-Italian fusion fare. From delicious appetizers to filling entrees, you can fill up before your event or stop by after to eat while you review your fun experience.
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