MUSIC: M Resort announces first spate of poolside concerts

There’s yet another contender in Vegas’ crowded poolside concert circuit, as the M Resort has just announced its first slew of shows at its Villaggio Del Sole Pool and Entertainment Piazza.
M ended up being late to the party with concerts that were intended to be a focal point of the resort. The 1,500 square-foot stage — the largest permanent outdoor fixture since Mandalay Bay opened — is a design point of the hotel, with several restaurants and bars angled around it for vantage points.
But the planned kick-off concert on Memorial Day weekend was canceled when Natalie Cole had a kidney transplant.
Show tickets are available at the M Resort box office and Ticketmaster outlets:
Regeneration Tour, with ABC, Berlin, Wang Chung, Missing Persons and Cutting Crew, July 11. Tickets are $35.
Alan Jackson, Aug. 8. Tickets are $75 and $110.
Crosby, Stills and Nash, Sept. 26. Tickets prices to be determined.
Tim McGraw, Oct. 23. Ticket prices TBD.