New Year’s Eve entertainment


Las Vegas is the place to be for great entertainment New Year’s Eve. In addition to Strip concert venues and clubs, downtown Las Vegas features a party under the Fremont Street Experience canopy. The Smith Center for the Performing Arts offers a night of entertainment in Reynolds Hall. And for parties with a view of the Strip fireworks display, check out the High Roller or the Stratosphere. Here are some of the best party destinations:

Strip Concert Venues

Britney Spears, Planet Hollywood

Bruno Mars, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Carly Rae Jepsen, The Venetian

Celine Dion, Caesars Palace

Maroon 5, Mandalay Bay

Plain White T’s, Sayer’s Club at SLS

R5, The Venetian


Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, House of Blues at Mandalay Bay

Tiësto, Hakkasan at MGM Grand

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill, Drai’s at The Cromwell

Calvin Harris, Omnia at Caesars Palace

J. Cole, Light at Mandalay Bay

Alesso, XS at Encore

Diplo, Surrender at Encore

Snoop Dogg, Tao at Venetian

DJ Khaled, Lavo at Palazzo

DJs OB One and Mark Stylz, Ghostbar at the Palms

Gatsby-themed party with DJ Konflikt, Hyde Bellagio

Nick Jonas, Foxtail at SLS

Paint the Town Gold-themed party with DJs Sam I Am and Mark Mac, Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay

Glitz and Glamour NYE Gala with DJ Shift, The Bank at Bellagio

Scott Disick, 1 OAK at The Mirage

DJ Reach and Nina Sky, LAX at Luxor

Neighborhood Casinos

Blue String Theory, Santa Fe Sation

Dean Bradley, Cannery

Michael Cavanaugh, South Point

DJ Lee Orchard, Sunset Station

Society of Seven, Eastside Cannery

Elan Trotman with Four80 East, Aliante Casino

Vegas Super Band, Suncoast

Zowie Bowie, Red Rock Resort

Fremont Street Experience

The downtown street party is themed “TributePalooza” and features 13 tribute bands including: Rio (Duran Duran), Generation Idol (Billy Idol), Fan Halen (Van Halen), No Duh (No Doubt), Red Not Chili Peppers (Red Hot Chili Peppers), The Rising (Bruce Springsteen), Police Experience (The Police), Rockin the Paradice (Styx), Wanted (Bon Jovi), The Who Generation (The Who) Pyromania (Def Leppard), Double Vision (Foreigner) and Don’t Look Back (Boston).

The Smith Center

A Broadway musical extravaganza is hosted by film and television star Erich Bergen (“Madam Secretary,” “Jersey Boys”). The evening will also include performances from Tony Award-winning singer and actress Patina Miller, Tony nominee Norm Lewis, Drama Desk nominee Capathia Jenkins and Las Vegas entertainer Clint Holmes.

The High Roller

The wheel will offer views of the city from 28 glass-enclosed cabins, each accommodating up to 25 guests with a full bar and a Champagne toast. A private cabin overlooking the Strip starts at $6,250 and includes priority boarding, a full premium open bar and a special Champagne toast at midnight. Individual tickets start at $250 per person for one of the lower cabins with a full bar and a Champagne toast.


The Stratosphere offers Clair Sinclair’s Tower Bash on level 108, the sounds of DJ MAC, unlimited three-hour bar, models, go-go dancers, performance artists, specialty drinks and a Champagne toast at midnight.

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