This is the first full week of Las Vegas being reopened, since the shutdown order was officially lifted last Thursday, June 4. While casinos across the state were given the green light to reopen, not every Vegas casino chose to reopen right away.
Instead, the casinos that are still closed are testing the waters, seeing how the city fares during its reopening before joining the rest of the pack. And not every amenity of the casinos that have reopened, for example, The Bellagio, Caesars Palace, and Treasure Island to name a few, are available to the public just yet either.
Many of those unopened amenities include dining and beverage options, like restaurants and bars, hotel gym rooms, and live entertainment.
Casinos have been waiting for the word from the Nevada Gaming Control Board to bring back live bands in their lounges and bars and many of their famed live entertainment shows.
However, the motto has been “the show must go on” for these three live Vegas shows which have reopened their doors to the public. If you’re in town, here are three live shows you can catch in Las Vegas this week!
Mayfair and the Petrossian Bar at Bellagio
It seems like the Bellagio is fully leading the way in entertainment in Las Vegas’ reopening.
The Mayfair Supper Club, which overlooks the Bellagio Fountain show, reopened alongside the hotel on June 4, as well as Petrossian Bar & Lounge. Mayfair is a stage show that’s equal parts dining and entertainment venue.
Although it’s pared down from its full production, absent of show dancers, the co-star singers LaShonda Reese and Steve Judkins are back and showing off their pipes once more along with bandleader J.F. Thibeault and his entertaining ensemble.
Petrossian Bar & Lounge is an upscale piano bar-lounge that offers afternoon English tea service, champagne, caviar, and rotating pianists for live music entertainment.
Big Elvis at Harrah’s Piano Bar
The Harrah’s was the third Caesars Entertainment property to reopen on June 5, after Caesars Palace and Flamingo reopened a day earlier on June 4.
That means Big Elvis, performed by Pete Vallee, at Harrah’s Piano Bar is back. He’s one of the Strip’s longest performing lounge acts, and a crowd-favorite for sure. Big Elvis, if you couldn’t tell by the name, performed the King’s greatest hits three days a week at Harrah’s Piano Bar.
Recently, he’s been sharing the stage with dueling piano twins Kim and Tamara Pinegar, DJ Rusty’s karaoke, and the Saxman Duo. But since Big Elvis is a one-man singing show, it seems likely that he’ll be approved to perform in Phase 2 of Nevada’s reopening.
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Big Elvis to return to Harrah’s Piano Bar stage this Friday, performing at 2, 3 and 5 p.m.
Piazza Lounge and Copa Room at Tuscany
It seems like piano bars are leading the back in safely bringing live entertainment back to the Entertainment Capital. The Tuscany, which is just east of the Las Vegas Strip, also made its triumphant return with it Kenny Davidsen’s Celebrity Piano Bar inside of Piazza Lounge.
Davidsen’s show is a mainstay in Vegas entertainment. It’s been going on for the past seven years and has been an incredible feature for guest singers over the years. The show starts at 8:45 p.m. on Friday nights.
The Copa Room inside of Tuscany has also been reactivated, with two shows in the books from Smashing Alice, a rock cover band, and its entertainment calendar is already starting to take shape again.
Dreamland Drive-In on West Diablo Drive
For this weekend’s encore performance that will be a completely new and unique Vegas experience, check out the Drive-In Drag Show on West Diablo Drive.
The Drive-In Drag Show, hosted by Edie from Cirque du Soleil’s “Zumanity, is a live-singing musical experience that guests can enjoy from the comfort of their cars.
It sold out on its first weekend, so don’t sleep on getting your tickets to this one-of-a-kind show. Performances are on June 11, 12, and 13 at 8 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit driveindragshow.com.
After nearly three months of Las Vegas shutting down, we’re so glad to see casinos and forms of live entertainment opening back up again.
We know this is exactly what the public needs to escape the reality of our current times.
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