The Bulletproof Boy Scouts are here! Well, that’s what their name means in Korean. BTS’s concerts start tonight! A great seat at MGM Grand Garden Arena will set you back $479.
Yes, Las Vegas attracts the world’s top talent…at top talent prices.
But don’t worry, loyal readers. There is plenty to do in Las Vegas this week-end that is FREE. It is my job to suss out these ah-maz-ing opportunities for you.
Buckle up ’cause here we go!
Hear BTS FREE (kind of) Strip
No, you can’t hear their music LIVE for FREE. But here’s the next best thing.
In honor of their Las Vegas shows, the Fountain at the Bellagio have added The Butter and Dynamite to the play list. These tunes joins Con Te Partiro by Andrea Bocelli, the Pink Panther Theme and Whitney Houston‘s rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner.
Readers, this is a really big deal. Your music blasting over Las Vegas Boulevard!!!!!
I truly love the Bellagio Fountains. To me they are the eighth Man Made Wonder of the World.
In 1998 I actually watched workers install 1,200 individual sprayers while the 8.5-acre lake was just a concrete hole in the ground. Some of the jets can shoot water over 460 feet in the air. And the sprayers literally dance to the music.
I love the pounding sound when the spray hits the water surface.
On week-ends the Fountains go off every 30 minutes from noon to 7 pm. Then the sprayers blow every 15 minutes until midnight.
How about an Acoustic Tribute to Fleetwood Mac? (East)
Fleetwood Mac was one of my favorite bands in the 1970s. Fifty years later, their music still rocks.
Tonight you can hear the tribute band Fleetwood Nicks perform an acoustic tribute to both the band and Stevie Nicks. After my crazy week, this sounds like a great way to wind down.
The band is playing at the Palace Grand Lounge inside Arizona Charlie’s Boulder.
The music starts at 9 and goes until 2 am.
If you prefer the electronic, plugged-in, jumpin’ version of this music, head to Arizona Charlie’s Decatur. Saturday night the same band is performing at the Naughty Ladies Saloon.
Great music, two ways. Enjoy!
If Bluegrass Is More Your Style (North)
I fell in love with bluegrass music after seeing “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” The music was by T Bone Burnett, who was legendary in Texas when I lived there.
Tomorrow (Saturday) the Las Vegas Bluegrass Festival tunes up. Fiddle pickin’ starts at 11 am and goes to 7.
The show is at Centennial Hills Park at Buffalo and Elkhorn. Seating is on the lawn, so bring your own lawn chairs or blankets.
The music line-up includes:
- The Unwieldies
- The Rhyolite Sound
- Old-Salt Union
- Bella White Trio
- Brian Burns & the Bluegrass Republic
- Never Come Down
- East Nash Grass
- Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
You gotta love those band names! But I digress.
In addition to the music, there will be food trucks, a picking tent with the Nevada Old-Time Fiddlers Association and Sonic Rodeo, an artisan market and a kid’s area with activities.
I did tell you this was FREE.
If Swinging to Roaring ’20s Music Is More Your Style (Downtown)’
The Mob Museum is big into celebrating anniversaries. What better way to recreate the Roaring Twenties than hosting a party at your own speakeasy.
Tomorrow night THE Underground is hosting such a shindig. The Speakeasy and Distillery is celebrating its four-year anniversary.
You can get in FREE by going to the side door and whispering “4th anniversary.”
Wear your dancing shoes because Amanda King and Her Prohibition Three, a live jazz band, will be there to coax you onto the dance floor. The music starts at 8 and goes until 11:30.
You can also buy house-distilled hooch.
P.S. Bonus points if you wear 1920’s garb.
P.P.S. I can’t believe that was 100 years ago. My how time flies!
Have a great week-end, Las Vegas.
((hugs)) BETH Ellyn
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