THE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: LAS VEGAS CONCERTS
Las Vegas is a premiere destination for concerts of the music industry’s hottest artists. In addition to the glitz, glamour and non-stop entertainment, Las Vegas is home to world- class venues with state of the art acoustics, lighting and staging effects. Seating in these venues is also top notch and there is usually not a bad seat in the house. Las Vegas venues also offer signature cuisine, cocktails and one-of-a-kind boutiques to purchase concert memorabilia. Many of the Las Vegas venues are housed in major hotels situated along The Strip and surrounding area.
When choosing to attend a concert at a Las Vegas venue, it is important to purchase tickets early as some of the more popular shows sell out soon after the tickets go on sale. Later on, if for some reason you cannot make the concert, you can always resale your tickets on eBay, craigslist, Ticketmaster exchange or any other ticket resale website (for hot tickets you can usually recoup all of your money back). This is also true if you want to attend a sold out concert; you may be able to find tickets with great seats on one of the resale websites. Also, for sold out concerts if you are a guest at the hotel where the venue is located, you can always check with the VIP Host and/ or Casino Marketing for concert tickets. Many times, the hotel holds a block of concert tickets for its guests as an incentive for loyalty and spending literally a ton of money gaming, at its restaurants and shops.
Most concerts have an official after party that usually takes place at a nearby nightclub or lounge. You can find a listing of these events on vegasplaydate.com nightclub page usually a few weeks prior to the concert. The tickets for the official after parties are usually higher in price than general admission to the nightclub. We recommend getting on a guest list or if you are a guest at the hotel where the nightclub is housed, you can always ask the VIP Host, Casino Marketing or Hotel Concierge for complimentary tickets. Contact us if you need assistance or additional recommendations.
1. If you do plan on attending an outdoor concert (usually during New Years, for example at Mandalay Beach or Freemont Street) make sure that you check the weather forecast to ensure you wear appropriate attire as Las Vegas conforms to the four seasons.
2. Since many of the venues are located inside the hotels, it is important to arrive at least one hour prior to the start of the concert so that you can locate the venue, pick up any tickets from will call, grab a cocktail and locate your seat. For will call tickets arrive at least 2 hours prior to the event time, the ticket purchaser needs to present a picture ID and the credit card used to purchase the tickets. Check box office hours prior to arrival.
3. If you drive to the venue there is usually a parking structure or valet in close proximity to the venue; we recommend calling the venue ahead of time to obtain this information or you can always ask the Attendant at the main valet of the hotel. Also, if you take a taxi, ask the driver to drop you at the nearest entrance to the venue (believe us; Taxi Drivers know where to go).
4. Many of the venues do not allow photography or video during the show; call the venue ahead of time for specific policies.
5. Although Las Vegas Hotels and Casinos allow smoking within certain areas, venues are generally a no smoking zone so please keep this in mind during the show. If you would like to smoke during the show there may be a nearby lounge or terrace that you could step onto; the other alternative is exiting the venue to a nearby smoking area, although you will need to check with the venue staff to ensure you can re-enter and make sure you have your ticket stub!
6. Usually after the concert is over there is a mass exit of concert goers, so be sure to take your time in exiting, watch for steps and equipment.