Celebrities in L.V.: iHeartRadio Music Festival, Life Is Beautiful, Hall & Oates, ‘Max Rose’

Only a city as large and dynamic as Las Vegas could host two mega-concert festivals in the same weekend and still have space for other stars to perform and party!

The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival boasts Britney Spears, U2, Drake, Twenty-One Pilots, Billy Idol, Florida Georgia Line, One Republic, Sia, Cage the Elephant, Tears for Fears, Ariana Grande, Pitbull, Usher, Sting and more for two nights at T-Mobile Arena starting tonight.

Producers say it’s the biggest music festival of the year with 16 superstar acts who are worth $2.5 billion, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com. Some 400 workers plan to blast 320 pounds of tissue confetti during the sets and trigger 4,600 pieces of pyrotechnics.

Meanwhile, it takes three nights spread over Downtown blocks to host the fourth-annual Life Is Beautiful Music & Arts Festival with Mumford & Sons, G-Eazy and The Shins headlining tonight; J. Cole, Empire of the Sun, Jane’s Addiction and Bassnectar on Saturday; and Major Lazer, The Lumineers and Flume closing it out Sunday.

In all, nearly 80 music acts at Life Is Beautiful are joined for the first time by 20 standup comics. Plus, 60 guest chefs, food trucks and restaurants at two Culinary Villages and 20 artists with canvas creations and installations. Look for recent Emmy winner RuPaul among the more than 50 lecturers aiming to make our lives more beautiful.

Even 35 of Cirque du Soleil’s performers from all the resident Strip spectaculars are taking to the streets with 30-minute shows every hour. Expect more than 100,000 fans to jam the four outdoor stages during the weekend.

The legendary Jerry Lewis, 90, steals the thunder with the Las Vegas premiere of his film MAX ROSE, his first starring role in a movie in 25 years. Jerry will be at Village Square Stadium Cinemas on Saturday, so other Las Vegas performers can put the Las Vegas resident on the hot seat during a Q+A.

Looking for more comedy? David Spade and Ray Romano headline the Aces of Comedy series at The Mirage tonight and Saturday.

There’s yet another festival this weekend, this one in Pahrump. The Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam War Memorial, has been added to this year’s Pahrump Fall Festival. Events include a rodeo, Highway 160 Parade and 1980s classic car show.

Let’s turn the key and roar down the road to join in all the fall fun and festivities of an incredible weekend of music and stars set out here in our weekly ROBIN’S ROYAL RUNDOWN:

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23

MUSIC

Hall & Oates is at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Billy Ocean is at Silverton.

Disturbed is at The Joint in The Hard Rock Hotel.

Johnny Rivers is at Golden Nugget Showroom.

The Lettermen are at South Point all weekend.

Lucky Peterson is at Cabaret Jazz in The Smith Center for two shows.

Iron Maiden tribute Somewhere Thru Time is at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas in The Linq Promenade.

Tony Sacca’s VEGAS STORY is at Windows Showroom in Bally’s.

Arson City is at Vinyl in The Hard Rock Hotel.

COMEDY

Dana Carvey is at Orleans Showroom for two nights.

Ray Romano and David Spade are at The Mirage through Saturday.

OF SPECIAL NOTE

Tickets are on sale for Russ on Oct. 19 and Jim James on Dec. 10 at BBLV.

U2, Drake, Britney Spears and more headline the iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena for two nights.

BEAUTIFUL — THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is at The Smith Center all weekend.

Mumford & Sons, G-Easy, The Shins and more headline Life is Beautiful through Sunday.

The Andalusian World Cup, the largest Iberian horse show in North America, is at South Point for two days.

PARTY PATROL

Drake hosts at Hakkasan in MGM Grand.

DJ Dizzy Reed of Guns N’ Roses is at Center Bar at The Hard Rock Hotel.

DJ Carnage is at Marquee Nightclub in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

DJ Fabian is at Bond in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas for two nights.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 24

MUSIC

Panic! At the Disco, The Chainsmokers, Sam Hunt, Tinashe and more headline Daytime Village of the iHeartRadio Music Festival at Las Vegas Village.

40 oz. to Freedom is at The Linq.

Ottmar Liebert is at Suncoast.

Sin City Sinners All-Stars is at Vinyl.

Lionel Richie is at Axis at Planet Hollywood for two days.

The Crookes and Zipper Club headline the Life is Beautiful after-party at Backstage Bar & Billiards.

Pop Strings Orchestra is at Lounge at The Palms.

The Eagles tribute Cover to Cover is at Red Rock Resort.

Country legend Hank Williams Jr. is at Laughlin Event Center.

Carlos Santana launches his Benefit Concert at House of Blues in Mandalay Bay to raise funds for Santana Telehealth linking impoverished children of Autlan, Jalisco, with doctors at Infants Hospital of the Californias in Tijuana 1,500 miles away.

OF SPECIAL NOTE

Future Stars of Wrestling is at Silverton.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital hosts a 5K walk/run as part of Cancer Awareness Month.

PARTY PATROL

DJ Rehab is at Rehab at The Hard Rock Hotel.

Dirty Heads frontman Jared Watson performs at LAX in The Luxor.

DJ Sebastian Bach is at Center Bar.

DJ Martin Garrix is at Wet Republic.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 25

Brother Ali is at Backstage Bar & Billiards.

OF SPECIAL NOTE

Clint Holmes and Kelly Clinton-Holmes are at Cabaret Jazz.

Major Lazer, The Lumineers, Flume and more close Life Is Beautiful.

PARTY PATROL

DJ David Clutch is at Bond in The Cosmopolitan.

The Chainsmokers are at Wet Republic.

DJ Mustard & J. Cole headline the Life is Beautiful after-party at Light in Mandalay Bay.

Check back for Life Is Beautiful and iHeartRadio Music coverage. Music is alive and well in Sin City. On Sunday: SOLO STRIPS and The Park. Have a great weekend!

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