Sammy Hagar’s LV Residency is Coming Together

One of the most famous rock and roll musicians of all time is planning an exciting new residency in Las Vegas. According to new reports, Sammy Hagar’s LV residency will take place at the STRAT Hotel & Casino in northern Las Vegas. It’s expected to be one of the best new shows in the city.

Sammy Hagar In Concert

Las Vegas is home to a huge number of popular musicians. Unfortunately, many fear that the spreading coronavirus may reduce tourism rates here. Today, we’ll look at Hagar’s plans in Las Vegas, and discuss how the city may fare for the rest of 2020.

Let’s get into it!

Las Vegas STRAT Proves to Be a Major Upgrade

There was a time when the Las Vegas Stratosphere was considered one of the coolest properties in Las Vegas. It first opened to the public in 1996 as the second-tallest freestanding observation tower in the Western Hemisphere. It also featured a hotel and casino for guests.

As time went on, however, the Stratosphere began losing revenue. Many felt its location at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip made it unappealing for many visitors. In more recent years, many criticized the hotel’s lack of renovations.

Ownership of this venue has changed hands several times over the years. In June of 2017, it was announced that Golden Entertainment was taking control of this property. The company eventually announced a massive renovation for this venue.

Golden Entertainment renamed this property the STRAT. Half of the hotel’s rooms went over a major renovation. The 80,000 square-foot casino was also changed.

Many famous individuals attended the re-opening of this Las Vegas hotel & casino. This includes Sammy Hagar. Now, it appears that Hagar is preparing a brand new “party” residency in this venue and many are beginning to get excited.

Plans for Sammy Hagar’s LV Residency Are Revealed

Sammy Hagar is one of the most famous musicians in the world. He first launched onto the music scene through his band Montrose. In 1985, he truly became a superstar after replacing David Lee Roth as the lead singer of Van Halen.

Back in January, news began to surface that Hagar was planning a residency at the STRAT Hotel & Casino. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Sammy Hagar’s LV residency is set to begin sometime this June.

“I want to create the ultimate environment where I can throw the ultimate party, like I have done in Cabo for 30 years for my birthday, but at another time of year here in Las Vegas, which is really the party capital of the world,” Hagar told the media. “I hate to put Cabo second to anything, but I feel in this case it’s gotta take second place to Las Vegas.”

Hagar is known for putting on raucous parties. He owns the Cabo Wabo Cantina venue on the Las Vegas Strip which regularly puts on exciting shows for guests. It sounds like he wants to bring something similar to his new residency at the STRAT.

This is just one of many famous Las Vegas residencies. Unfortunately, many now fear that the city’s tourism industry may begin taking a serious hit due to the coronavirus. Here’s what we know about the situation so far.

Coronavirus Fears Continue to Escalate in Las Vegas

For more than two months, a coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China has been spreading around the world. This virus, called Covid-19, is proving extremely difficult to contain. It’s already infected more than 100,000 individuals around the world and killed thousands.

It’s begun to hit the United States. Washington, California and New York are all experiencing major outbreaks. Many feel that in time, every state in the country will become infected.

Cases of the coronavirus in Clark County, Nevada are beginning to emerge. For this reason, many Las Vegas casino companies are seeing their stock prices plummet. There are fears that no one will want to travel to Las Vegas due to the potential to be exposed to Covid-19.

As of now, things don’t appear to be too bad. There hasn’t been a major drop-off in hotel occupancy in the city. If more infections begin to pop up here, however, this is likely to change.

Hopefully, Sammy Hagar’s LV residency is a success. He may be able to help bring in more visitors to the STRAT Hotel & Casino. Stay tuned for updates over the next few months!

Donny and Marie Osmond End Their Las Vegas Residency

One of the most popular Las Vegas residencies has just come to an end. Donny and Marie Osmond are ending their famous Las Vegas show. The duos’ final performance officially concluded on Saturday.

Donny and Marie Osmond

It’s been a long time coming for these iconic singers. Now is the perfect time to look back on their long-running show, and talk about some of the other ones still available in Las Vegas. Let’s get into it!

History of the “Donny and Marie” Las Vegas Show

As we’ve already mentioned, Donny and Marie Osmond have one of the most famous residencies in Las Vegas. Donny first gained fame in the 1970s as a teen idol. He took a break from music a few years later and stepped out of the public spotlight.

In the 90s, Donny resumed his music career.

In the mid-2000s, Marie Osmond was a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. In 2007, she teamed up with her brother Donny to begin performing at the iconic Flamingo Hotel. Initially, they agreed to a limited six-week engagement.

The pair had such a successful show that the Flamingo continued to extend their deal. “Donny and Marie” was a 90-minute show backed by eight dancers and a full band. Solo performances also take place during each show.

Incredibly, Donny and Marie Osmond continued to perform for more than eleven years. During their run, they gained numerous awards including the “Best Show” award by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

This past weekend, this show was held for the final time. It was an emotional night for the performers and fans who have followed them over the years.

Donnie and Marie Osmond Officially End their Residency

All good things must eventually come to an end. The “Donny and Marie” show was extended year after year and was considered by many to be one of the best performances in Las Vegas. Saturday marked the last time this show will ever take place.

Both singers had trouble at times. The reality that this was their last performance seemed to affect them both heavily.

“I don’t know how I’m going to get through this,” Donny said to the crowd. Marie also gave a tearful statement. “I’m gonna miss you guys the most,” she said to the band. “He can say all he wants about the crew and everything else, but I’m going to miss you. I love you.” 

Donny also took to Twitter to address his fans.

Fortunately, this may not be the last time that we hear from these two. Despite both being in their 60s, there’s a chance they will both continue to perform as solo artists. Marie is said to be creating a new show, perhaps even with a new partner.

Fortunately to visitors to this city, there are still some incredible shows available every single week.

More Las Vegas Shows You Need to Check Out

Las Vegas is known as the entertainment capital of the US. There are a huge number of fantastic shows taking place here throughout the year. The majority of them are absolutely fantastic.

One that many enjoy is the O by Cirque du Soleil. It takes place inside the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. It has fantastic reviews from critics and takes place every single day.

Recently, Lady Gaga also signed a two-year residency in Las Vegas. She is performing two shows, one of which is called Enigma and other called Jazz and Piano. Both have received great reviews.

Absinthe is another hugely popular show. It takes place inside Caesars Palace every other day. It’s a contemporary circus, described as “an uneasy cross between terrific variety acts and a stag party.”

There are always great shows taking place in Las Vegas. Make sure to check one out when you visit!