Casinos, magicians, and buffets are some of the main reasons forty-three million people visited Las Vegas in 2017. Whether it’s to try their luck at Paris Hotels slot machines, witness the mysterious with David Copperfield, or eat their hearts out at the Wicked Spoon, things to do on The Strip are bountiful for tourists. The epicenter of world class entertainment, Vegas also is home to some of the most recognizable musical performers to ever exist. Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Cher are just a few of an ensemble that stretches decades in musical history books. In 2016, thirty-five billion dollars was spent in Las Vegas helping casinos and hotels afford outlandish residency contracts for legendary performers. To honor their commitment to unparalleled concerts, here are TMEG’s Top Performers in the City of Lights.
Rocketman, Pinball Wizard, The Piano Man; Sir Elton John has many nicknames gained an illustrious career, however, Caesar Palaces crown jewel act is the most relevant in 2018. One of the top-selling solo artists of all time, Sir Elton has performed over 3,000 concerts and has sold 250 million records worldwide with hits like “Candle in the Wind ‘97” and “Tiny Dancer.” The Million Dollar Piano show at The Colosseum is ending this May, but with a few months left to witness Sir Elton John live, tickets are still available.
Millennials everywhere celebrated when news of the 1990’s superstars Backstreet Boys were reuniting for a Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Famously named after their hit record, the Larger Than Life show brought together all five original members of a boy band that has sold nearly 130 million records. Winner of Best in Las Vegas by the Review Journal, the Backstreet Boys combine nostalgic classics stretching two decades into a single performance that is as American as hot dogs on the Fourth of July.
Speaking of national treasures, Canada’s equivalent of the Backstreet Boys also maintains residency as one of Las Vegas’ biggest acts. Featuring a full orchestra, Celine Dion headlines a performance featuring both her greatest hits and covers of Elvis, the Bee Gees, and Prince. AEG Live and Caesars Entertainment partnered with Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich to bring Dion’s return to Vegas after a yearlong hiatus in 2015. With over 4,300 seats available at the Colosseum, Celine’s showcasing of pure talent is one many visitors can enjoy on a nightly basis.
One of these things are not like the others and last on TMEG’s Top Performers list presides an absolute juggernaut in the Electronic Dance Music world. As a founding father of the seven billion dollar industry, Diplo’s rise to stardom helped push DJs from opening acts at small bars to headlining some of the biggest clubs in the world. A main performer for Wynn Nightlife, Diplo can be seen at XS, Encore Beach Club, and Intrigue, where attendees pop bottles and dance to 808 beats like there’s no tomorrow.
Sin City is the entertainment capital of the world and these four choices are some of the hundreds of incredible performances visitors see on a daily basis. The greatest talent on Earth presides in Las Vegas and TMEG Productions feels that no matter who you see while in town, you’ll be guaranteed an extraordinary experience.