Las Vegas is world-famous for its glitzy strip of high-roller casinos, its hangover-inducing attractions, and its rip-roaring live shows. While you may experience a tide of regret with one too many rolls on the Roulette table, or one too many shots of the “complimentary” booze, no stay in Vegas is complete without a Nevada-sized dose of showbiz. Avoid the fear and loathing, and spend your dollar bills on a sure bet, with one of these rollicking Las Vegas live shows.

Legends in Concert at The Flamingo

Las Vegas shows

Sin City’s longest-running show, Legends in Concert at The Flamingo is everything a Las Vegas show should be. It’s fun, flamboyant, tightly choreographed, and gloriously cheesy. The incredibly accurate tribute performances of musical icons like Elvis Presley, Sting, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Jackson are as close to the real thing as it gets. You won’t find a more quintessentially Vegas night out than this.

O™ by Cirque du Soleil®

Las Vegas shows

If you’re looking for low-brow clownish antics, take a walk down the Vegas Strip. For a circus experience that will leave you mesmerized and wanting more, check out O™ by Cirque du Soleil®. “O” weaves a hypnotic tapestry of artistic surrealism and theatrical romance into a stunning production of aquatic acrobatics, high-wire daredevilry, and hair-raising pyrotechnics, all choreographed with military precision.

Mat Franco: Magic Reinvented Nightly

Las Vegas shows

Magic fans can enjoy an overdose of mind-boggling illusions with Mat Franco: Magic Reinvented Nightly, the newest show from the first and only magician to win America’s Got Talent. Marvel at deft sleights of hand, amazing illusions, and card tricks that would make any casino owner anxious! A healthy dose of humor and audience participation is spliced between the magic, while Franco’s high-energy theatrics will keep your eyes glued to the stage.

Blue Man Group Las Vegas

Las Vegas shows

For a performance that is every bit as wildly weird and unpredictable as a typical night in Sin City, Blue Man Group Las Vegas has got to be it. The world-renowned performance company is notorious for its mind-boggling stage shows, which combine pulse-pounding percussion with pyrotechnic theater, family-friendly comedy, and gallons of colorful paint. It’s a total must for Arrested Development fans!

Magic Mike Live Las Vegas

Las Vegas shows

If you ever needed an excuse to ogle 13 rugged guys with chiseled abs, dancing, gyrating, and performing manly acrobatics for a couple hours all around you (not just on the stage!), Magic Mike Live Las Vegas is it. Based on the hit movies Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL, this stripteasing spectacular comes courtesy of actor and producer Channing Tatum and choreographer Alison Faulk. Channing isn’t in it, but we’re sure you won’t mind too much!

Reba, Brooks and Dunn Live at the Colosseum Las Vegas

Las Vegas shows

There’s a once-in-a-lifetime country music hoedown rolling into town. Boogie the night away to soaring vocals and honkey tonk hooks, at Reba, Brooks and Dunn Live at the Colosseum Las Vegas. With combined sales of 110 million records, and 58 number 1 hits, Reba McEntire and iconic duo Brooks and Dunn are country music royalty. Don’t miss them performing together for the first time, live at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas!  Dancing shoes are essential!

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas – except for those rare lasting memories you take with you. Whatever type of show tickles your fancy, don’t leave Las Vegas without seeing at least one. It’d be a sin not to.

It’s not all about bright lights and showbiz, check out the other amazing things to do in Las Vegas, or read the blog for more travel inspiration.

Oscar O'Connor

Oscar O'Connor

Oscar is an Irish copywriter who likes to wax philosophical about music, culture, and all things football. His natural habitats include beer gardens, parks, cafes, and snackbars around his beloved Amsterdam.
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