Universal Parks & Resorts to Bring Entirely New Year-Round Horror Experience to Las Vegas

ENTERTAINMENT

Universal Parks & Resorts to Bring Entirely New Year-Round Horror Experience to Las Vegas’ AREA15
Straight from Universal Parks & Resorts, the creators of Halloween Horror Nights – the world’s most popular global Halloween event – comes a brand-new permanent entertainment experience in Las Vegas. This original concept will bring to life Universal’s vast library of classic horror films and today’s most terrifying tales. With a variety of unique, immersive, fantastic horror-centric experiences that surround high-energy food and beverage spaces by day turned haunting bars and eateries by night, the new concept marks the first time Universal has created a permanent horror experience beyond its theme parks. It will deliver on the thrills and frights its horror fans have come to love and excite anyone looking for a new level of experiential entertainment. The space, located within an expansion of AREA15, will also feature a continuously updated experience, must-see seasonal events, and one-of-a-kind merchandise. For more information, contact Desiree Vontur or Erika Pope, The Vox Agency, desiree@thevoxagency.comerika@thevoxagency.com.

Renowned Comedian and Talk Show Host Jay Leno is Set to Make his Debut at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas with One Exclusive Performance
Acclaimed late-night television host and admired stand-up comedian, Jay Leno, will make his venue debut at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas with a singular show on Friday, March 31, 2023. The highly-anticipated performance gives long-time fans a chance to see the Emmy-winning comedy legend in an intimate setting. In addition to an incredible comedic career spanning nearly three decades, Leno is a best-selling children’s book author, in-demand corporate speaker, television and film voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist. Leno’s mark on the comedy and entertainment industries has been recognized with a variety of accolades and awards including an Emmy, People’s Choice Award and multiple TV Guide awards, the Harris Poll selection as a most popular star on television, and the Hasty Pudding Award from Harvard University, The Mark Twain Prize, the Patriot Award – given by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, and serving as the first person to drive the pace car of all major NASCAR Events. For more information, contact Erica Benken, Giant Noise, aeg@giantnoise.com.

James Taylor and His All-Star Band to Perform Exclusive Las Vegas Engagement at The Chelsea Inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
James Taylor and His All-Star Band are coming to Las Vegas for a five-night, exclusive engagement at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. The shows will be held June 3, 4, 7, 9, and 10, 2023.

For more information, contact Kelly Frye, KF Publicity, Kelly@KFpublicity.com, or Stephanie Capellas, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, PR@cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

Lovers & Friends Announces 2023 Lineup with Missy Elliott, Usher, and Mariah Carey to Headline
Following enormous success with its inaugural year, Lovers & Friends returns Saturday, May 6, 2023, to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds with a massive collection of hip-hop and R&B’s biggest artists, highlighting the ongoing evolution of the genres. The incredible lineup will treat fans to over 45 artists with impeccably curated and nostalgia-fueled performances from female powerhouses including Missy Elliott, marking her first billed performance since 2019, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, alongside Usher, 50 Cent, Nelly, Pitbull, with additional performances from contemporary fan-favorites Miguel, Jhene Aiko, Summer Walker, Bryson Tiller, PARTYNEXTDOOR and many more. For more information, contact Nicole Easley or Britt Pearce L’Heureux, C3 Presents, neasley@c3presents.comblheureux@c3presents.com.

Kevin Hart Announces Return to Resorts World Theatre in March 2023 with Back-to-Back Performances at Resorts World Las Vegas
Emmy & GRAMMY-nominated comedian and actor, Kevin Hart, announces his return to the stage at Resorts World Theatre in the New Year with back-to-back performances in March 2023. On the heels of four sold-out shows, Hart will extend his critically-acclaimed Reality Check Tour with newly-added shows on Friday, March 17, 2023, and Saturday, March 18, 2023. The Las Vegas shows are produced by AEG Presents. Hart is the first comedian to perform at a state-of-the-art theatre while simultaneously taping his next comedy special. Recently, he took the stage to ring in the New Year at Resorts World Theatre, appearing live on CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live from New York City’s Times Square with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen. For more information, contact Erica Benken, Giant Noise, aeg@giantnoise.com or Allied Global Marketing, resortsworld@alliedglobalmarketing.com

Brad Paisley Makes Highly-Anticipated Return to Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas Spring 2023
Global country music superstar Brad Paisley will make his highly-anticipated return to the stage at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas for back-to-back performances this spring. Following his last sold-out run in 2022, Paisley will once again give audiences the rare opportunity to experience his “Acoustic Storyteller” show on April 14-15, 2023. The “Acoustic Storyteller” show gives fans a one-of-a-kind experience to enjoy Paisley’s hits acoustically as he shares personal stories from his chart-topping career. Paisley’s distinguished career includes three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, and 15 Academy of Country Music Awards. For more information, contact Erica Benken, Giant Noise, aeg@giantnoise.com.

David Spade and Nikki Glaser to Perform Together at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas Over Four Weekends in 2023
Comedians David Spade and Nikki Glaser are teaming up to perform together in Las Vegas over four weekends throughout 2023 at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. David Spade became a household favorite during his tenure as a cast member on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” For his memorable role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on “Just Shoot Me,” Spade received nominations for a 1999 Emmy Award, Golden Globe, and American Comedy Award. His most recent stand-up special “Nothing Personal” debuted on Netflix in 2022 and currently, Spade can be heard co-hosting his podcast “Fly on the Wall,” alongside fellow SNL alumni Dana Carvey. Nikki Glaser is one of the funniest female voices in comedy today. For over a decade at clubs across the country, and as the host of three-hit podcasts, including her daily show, THE NIKKI GLASER PODCAST. On July 16, she headlined her first HBO comedy special, GOOD CLEAN FILTH which was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Special. She is also currently on her nationwide and international comedy tour, ONE NIGHT WITH NIKKI GLASER, which kicked off last summer. The shows will be held April 28-29; June 30-July 1; Sept. 29-30; and Nov. 17-18, 2023. For more information, contact Kelly Frye, KF Publicity, kelly@kfpublicity.com or Claudine Grant, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, claudine.grant@venetianlasvegas.com.

The Jacksons to Perform at Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas in April 2023
The Jacksons, consisting of original members Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson, and Marlon Jackson, are set to return to Las Vegas on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at the Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort. The performance will include all of their mega-hits made famous by their brother, Michael Jackson. The Jacksons are inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, have five #1 albums, 18 #1 hits, 17 top 10 albums, and 17 top 40 singles which include their most notable songs such as “ABC”, “I Want You Back”, “I’ll Be There”, “Can You Feel It”, “Never Can Say Goodbye”, “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)”, “‘Blame It On The Boogie,” and many more. For more information, contact Kelly Frye, KF Publicity, kelly@kfpublicity.com, or Celena Haas, CHS Communications, celena@chscomms.com.

Ali Wong Makes Highly-Anticipated Return to Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas in Spring 2023
Comedian, writer, actress, and director Ali Wong will make her highly-anticipated return to Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas with “Ali Wong: Live.” The New York Times best-selling author will present four shows over two nights on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29. Wong made her sold-out venue debut at Encore Theater in February 2019. She is best known for her critically-acclaimed Netflix comedy specials Baby CobraHard Knock Wife, and the Emmy-nominated Don Wong. She is working with A24 on her next project titled Beef, a new Netflix series slated for release in April 2023. For more information, contact Erica Benken, Giant Noise, aeg@giantnoise.com.

Grammy Award-Winning Global Superstars The Chicks Announce Exclusive Las Vegas Engagement at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino May 2023
13-time GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling global superstars, The Chicks, have announced their first-ever Las Vegas engagement at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The shows will be held May 3, 5, 6, 10, 12 and 13, 2023. For more information, contact Kelly Frye, KF Publicity, kelly@kfpublicity.com or Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@Caesars.com.

AEG Presents and Resorts World Las Vegas Announce The Residency Extension of David Blane: In Spades at Resorts World Theatre With New Dates Throughout 2023
AEG Presents and Resorts World have announced that magician, extreme illusionist, and stunt artist, David Blaine, will extend his DAVID BLAINE: IN SPADES residency, exclusively at Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas. Following his shows this March, Blaine will return to Resorts World Theatre for additional performances on April 28-29, May 5-6, and June 2-3, 2023. Blaine debuted his first-ever residency in September 2022, receiving critical acclaim for his death-defying stunts. The show will continue to showcase an ever-evolving lineup of must-see magic and incredible feats carefully curated to give guests an unforgettable experience. Directed by David Korins, DAVID BLAINE: IN SPADES is the only place in 2023 to watch the master illusionist narrowly escape death time and time again.

Global Icon Seal Bringing 30th Anniversary North American Tour to The Venetian Resort Las Vegas June 2023
GRAMMY award-winning global icon Seal will embark on a massive 30th Anniversary Tour across North America in 2023. Produced by Live Nation, he will team up with longtime producer and trusted collaborator Trevor Horn, who will take on the role of musical director for the run of shows. Additionally, Horn’s acclaimed new wave band The Buggles will be featured as special guest performers. The tour will stop in Las Vegas for two nights at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas on Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3, 2023. For more information, contact Kelly Frye, KF Publicity, kelly@kfpublicity.com or Claudine Grant, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, claudine.grant@venetianlasvegas.com.

Sebastian Maniscalco Extends Residency at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas with Additional Shows in August & October 2023
Following his immensely successful performances in 2022, the in-venue taping of his latest Netflix comedy special, and sold-out return shows this past weekend, world-renowned comedian and Wynn Las Vegas headliner Sebastian Maniscalco has added four new dates to his “Sebastian Maniscalco, Live from Las Vegas” run at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas. Maniscalco will perform on Aug. 4-5 and Oct. 6-7, 2023. For more information, contact Erica Benken, Giant Noise, aeg@giantnoise.com.

Nate Bargatze Extends “The Be Funny” Tour with Additional Performances at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas Throughout 2023
Beloved comedian and resident headliner, Nate Bargatze, announced today his plans to return to Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas throughout 2023 with additional dates of “The Be Funny” Tour. Celebrated for his clean and relatable comedic style, Bargatze will present back-to-back shows at Encore Theater June 9-10 and Nov. 10-11, 2023. Hailed as “The Nicest Man in Stand-Up,” by The Atlantic Magazine, the GRAMMY-nominated comedian and podcaster have sold out multiple runs at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas, as well as shows around the world. For more information, contact Erica Benken, Giant Noise, aeg@giantnoise.com.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Announce New Tour Dates Including Three Shows at the Venetian Resort Las Vegas in May 2023
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band – Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Edgar Winter, Warren Ham, Hamish Stuart, and Gregg Bissonette – have announced a new tour including three Las Vegas dates at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. Shows dates will include May 24, 26, and 27, 2023. For more information, contact Kelly Frye, KF Publicity, kelly@kfpublicity.com.

Las Vegas Headliner Frankie Moreno to Perform Limited Residency at KAOS at Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas
Five-time Las Vegas Headliner of the Year, Frankie Moreno, brings his high-energy show, Live and Electric, to Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas with a series of performances at KAOS. Dates include March 23-24, April 20-21, May 18-19, and June 15-16, 2023. For more information, contact Celena Haas, CHS Communications, celena@chscomms.com.

Comedian Theo Von Brings Return of the Rat Tour to Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas in Summer 2023
This summer, stand-up comedian and podcast host, Theo Von, will make his debut at Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas with two performance dates as part of his Return of the Rat Tour. After selling out theaters across the U.S. and adding more tour dates by demand, Von will headline Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, June 30 and Sunday, July 2, 2023. For more information, contact Erica Benken, Giant Noise, aeg@giantnoise.com.


FOOD & BEVERAGE

Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Sports Kitchen To Open Summer 2023 at Horseshoe Las Vegas
Savory food and the ultimate sports-viewing venue are coming to Horseshoe Las Vegas. Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Sports Kitchen will open this summer as part of the resort’s ongoing brand transformation. The restaurant will be a prime destination for guests to watch sporting events while enjoying Fieri’s signature American-style cuisine and bold flavors. Designed by Aria Group Architects, the funky and inviting interior boasts relaxed seating and vividly colored murals. Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Sports Kitchen spans 6,540 square feet and will seat up to 279 throughout the bar, main dining area, and rotunda. The restaurant will feature a colossal, 360-degree island bar with decorative liquor displays and enough LED screens to satisfy any sports fanatic. For a unique viewing experience or a private event, guests may enjoy a more intimate space in the MVP lounge on game day or for a special occasion. For more information, contact Robert Jarrett, Caesars Entertainment, RJarrett@Caesars.com.

Vic’s Las Vegas to Shake Up Symphony Park in February with a State-Of-The-Art Jazz Club and Fine Cuisine
Vic’s Las Vegas changes the face of Symphony Park in February by bringing dining and entertainment to this burgeoning area of Downtown Las Vegas. Located directly across from the Discovery Las Vegas Children’s Museum and The Smith Center, Vic’s is a sophisticated space to socialize, drink, and dine, while enjoying superb service and a roster of local and nationally acclaimed jazz artists. Centered around a combined jazz club and restaurant, the 8,560 square-foot venue also encompasses a separate gaming bar and adjacent lounge. The venue features regular appearances by the award-winning Las Vegas Academy jazz program as well as notable and renowned musicians from around the globe. The club is set to open February 10, 2023. For more information, contact Judy Stone, J. Stone Marketing, judy@jstonemarketing.com.


RESORT UPDATES

Artisan Hotel Transforms Into The Lexi, a New Landmark Boutique Hotel in Las Vegas Set to Become the Destination’s First Cannabis-Friendly Property
Open while undergoing a multi-million-dollar renovation, the once famed Artisan Hotel Boutique is evolving into The Lexi – Elevations Hotels and Resorts, a new 64-room hotel concept that will be the first in Las Vegas to introduce the idea of cannabis-friendly hospitality, while also putting a focus on providing guests and locals with transformative spaces that are inviting, approachable and completely unique. Embracing its small and cheeky mentality, The Lexi will feature all-new guest rooms and suites, including an entire fourth floor that will be designated cannabis-friendly with each room featuring a state-of-the-art RestorAir filtration system that employs Advanced Oxidation Cell (AOC) technology. While normalizing the idea of cannabis in travel, The Lexi is focused on creating a premium hospitality concept for all guests with a promise of delivering personal and superior service, along with a delicious and inspired culinary and cocktail program, and launching a spring/summer pool party season that is designed to provide a high-energy good time. For more information, contact Michelle Loosbrock, Jeff Wagner Agency, michelle@jeffwagneragency.com.

Wynn Las Vegas Debuts Wynn Living Well Program Focused on Health and Wellness
Wynn Las Vegas unveils Wynn Living Well, a program that offers guests curated health and wellness experiences at the resort, ranging from Tom Brady and Alex Guerrero’s TB12 method and golf at Wynn Golf Club, the only course on the Las Vegas Strip, to custom IV therapies at NutriDrip by Clean Market, and bespoke in-room workout videos from Amanda Kloots. Designed with flexibility and fun in mind, Wynn Living Well provides a wide range of activities that inject a sense of well-being into each visit. The Wynn Living Well program focuses on three health and wellness pillars, including renew, replenish, and re-energize. For more information, contact Jordan Massanari, Wynn Las Vegas, Jordan.Massanari@WynnLasVegas.com.

A new 64-room hotel concept that will be the first in Las Vegas to introduce the idea of cannabis-friendly hospitality, while also putting a focus on providing guests and locals with transformative spaces that are inviting, approachable, and completely unique. Embracing its small and cheeky mentality, The Lexi will feature all-new guest rooms and suites, including an entire fourth floor that will be designated cannabis-friendly with each room featuring a state-of-the-art RestorAir filtration system that employs Advanced Oxidation Cell (AOC) technology. While normalizing the idea of cannabis in travel, The Lexi is focused on creating a premium hospitality concept for all guests with a promise of delivering personal and superior service, along with a delicious and inspired culinary and cocktail program, and launching a spring/summer pool party season that is designed to provide a high-energy good time. For more information, contact Michelle Loosbrock, Jeff Wagner Agency, michelle@jeffwagneragency.com.

Wynn Las Vegas Debuts Wynn Living Well Program Focused on Health and Wellness
Wynn Las Vegas unveils Wynn Living Well, a program that offers guests curated health and wellness experiences at the resort, ranging from Tom Brady and Alex Guerrero’s TB12 method and golf at Wynn Golf Club, the only course on the Las Vegas Strip, to custom IV therapies at NutriDrip by Clean Market, and bespoke in-room workout videos from Amanda Kloots. Designed with flexibility and fun in mind, Wynn Living Well provides a wide range of activities that inject a sense of well-being into each visit. The Wynn Living Well program focuses on three health and wellness pillars, including renew, replenish, and re-energize. For more information, contact Jordan Massanari, Wynn Las Vegas, Jordan.Massanari@WynnLasVegas.com.


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